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James Cunningham
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Re: 17 sec (x1024) Camera Sony 960h Exview HAD CCD2 new [Re: jambi99]
      #5322963 - 07/18/12 01:01 AM

I think that you got the same camera that I did. I sent an e-mail to the girl that I purchased it from and she is sending me a new camera with the right settings, I hope. She let me keep the old camera and I had to spend another $40.00 for the new camera so now I will have 2 cameras!

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scout72
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Re: 17 sec (x1024) Camera Sony 960h Exview HAD CCD2 new [Re: jambi99]
      #5322965 - 07/18/12 01:05 AM

You don't set sense-up in sense-up function- you leave that to off- you set sense-up in the lens function- make sense (up)?

You are just leaving your lens at 1/50- you should set that to x1024 by moving selection to the left.


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jambi99
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Re: 17 sec (x1024) Camera Sony 960h Exview HAD CCD2 new [Re: scout72]
      #5322991 - 07/18/12 01:46 AM

Well, if you check my video i think its precisely what i'm doing. Sensup is set to off and i the shutter set to 1/50.There is probably something that i'm missing, but i can't get it to do 1024x. I've been playing with thing for about 3 hours.

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jambi99
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Re: 17 sec (x1024) Camera Sony 960h Exview HAD CCD2 new [Re: scout72]
      #5322994 - 07/18/12 01:52 AM

Does the lens setting needs to be set to electronic? From what i understand, yes. However, even if i change the shutter speed it does'nt trigger the 1024x. Does the exposure mode matter ? I usually set it to HLI. I tried every freaking possibility and the only way i can get the sensup to work is by setting it using the sensup option and i can only get 256x.

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scout72
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Re: 17 sec (x1024) Camera Sony 960h Exview HAD CCD2 new [Re: jambi99]
      #5323001 - 07/18/12 02:06 AM

Go to where you have it to 1/50 and move setting to the left

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Re: 17 sec (x1024) Camera Sony 960h Exview HAD CCD2 new [Re: jambi99]
      #5323013 - 07/18/12 02:28 AM

1. Does the lens setting needs to be set to electronic?
=Doesn't matter

2. However, even if i change the shutter speed it does'nt trigger the 1024x.

=Shutter speed IS the x1024

3. Does the exposure mode matter ? I usually set it to HLI.
=HLI, WDR, Noraml will work

4. I tried every freaking possibility and the only way i can get the sensup to work is by setting it using the sensup option and i can only get 256x.

=No- LEAVE sensup OFF all the time- never turn it on never never never- set sensup through the shutter speed ONLY.

Hope this clears it up :-)


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jambi99
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Re: 17 sec (x1024) Camera Sony 960h Exview HAD CCD2 new [Re: scout72]
      #5323014 - 07/18/12 02:29 AM

If i go to the left in the electronic lens option , it set the shutter to "auto". There is auto, 1\50, 1\100 and so on. The other lens option is DC iris.Does your is limited to 256x when you sent the sensup in the sensup option?

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Re: 17 sec (x1024) Camera Sony 960h Exview HAD CCD2 new [Re: jambi99]
      #5323017 - 07/18/12 02:32 AM

Quote:

If i go to the left in the electronic lens option , it set the shutter to "auto". There is auto, 1\50, 1\100 and so on. The other lens option is DC iris.Does your is limited to 256x when you sent the sensup in the sensup option?




Keep going MORE to the left more more more- till you see x1024

I'll make a video for you shortly if this doesn't make it clear.


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scout72
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Re: 17 sec (x1024) Camera Sony 960h Exview HAD CCD2 new [Re: jambi99]
      #5323019 - 07/18/12 02:35 AM

You said:
Quote:

Does your is limited to 256x when you sent the sensup in the sensup option?




Yes it is- that is why I would never set sensup through the sensup function!


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jambi99
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Re: 17 sec (x1024) Camera Sony 960h Exview HAD CCD2 new [Re: scout72]
      #5323029 - 07/18/12 02:43 AM

There is no 1024x. the only option on the left is the auto, after that it start at 1/50. I must be blind or tired but it doesn't seem to be there.

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scout72
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Re: 17 sec (x1024) Camera Sony 960h Exview HAD CCD2 new [Re: jambi99]
      #5323061 - 07/18/12 03:48 AM

Maybe I am wrong- maybe they use the same model number for different cameras- anyway - check out the video and see if a light switch goes off:

lntech exposure settings youtube


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James Cunningham
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Re: 17 sec (x1024) Camera Sony 960h Exview HAD CCD2 new [Re: scout72]
      #5323269 - 07/18/12 09:13 AM

Great video. I still could not get to 1024x

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Re: 17 sec (x1024) Camera Sony 960h Exview HAD CCD2 new [Re: James Cunningham]
      #5323429 - 07/18/12 11:04 AM

Bummer- hope your 2nd camera does the trick.

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Re: 17 sec (x1024) Camera Sony 960h Exview HAD CCD2 new [Re: scout72]
      #5324185 - 07/18/12 09:48 PM

still *BLEEP* summer weather here, so no chance to test the camera more. Has anyone had a chance to get this camera under the stars for more testing?

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jambi99
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Re: 17 sec (x1024) Camera Sony 960h Exview HAD CCD2 new [Re: scout72]
      #5324297 - 07/18/12 11:31 PM

No manual sensup option in the lens options.That, even if i turn off sensup. Is there anything that could trigger the manual sensup option? Did you change something else other than setting the sensup option to off? Next step will be to contact the seller.

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Re: 17 sec (x1024) Camera Sony 960h Exview HAD CCD2 new [Re: jambi99]
      #5324306 - 07/18/12 11:42 PM

jambi- are you signed up on nightskies network to broadcast? I would like to see your problem in action if possible...

I don't believe I made any other changes.

but will post all my settings in a bit..or I will go on nightskies if you are around and can watch


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jambi99
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Re: 17 sec (x1024) Camera Sony 960h Exview HAD CCD2 new [Re: scout72]
      #5324338 - 07/19/12 12:19 AM

Not now, but i eventually will broadcast.I'm still a newbie hehe. Here an other video of the lens settings. Notice that there is no arrow beside the auto mode.That mean that there is not other available options even if i go left.That, with the sensup set to off.

Lntech settings


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Re: 17 sec (x1024) Camera Sony 960h Exview HAD CCD2 new [Re: jambi99]
      #5324401 - 07/19/12 02:07 AM

Yeah- I see it- very weird- I spent a while trying to force this to happen on my camera by changing settings around- but didn't change the ability to set lens to x1024.

Now, if it makes you feel better, I can't get my camera to display color- it is now only b/w no matter how I change the day/night setting or color settings and I have done a factory reset/ powered down etc-


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Re: 17 sec (x1024) Camera Sony 960h Exview HAD CCD2 [Re: Hemmi]
      #5324904 - 07/19/12 11:52 AM

Quote:

still *BLEEP* summer weather here, so no chance to test the camera more. Has anyone had a chance to get this camera under the stars for more testing?




What do you mean? Forecast looks great for tonight. White on the chart is good right?


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jambi99
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Re: 17 sec (x1024) Camera Sony 960h Exview HAD CCD2 [Re: scout72]
      #5325017 - 07/19/12 01:01 PM

Ok, i contacted the reseller(thanks for is quick response and kindness ) and apparently me and James have ordered the camera the same day. The guy said that they probably forgot to update the camera firmware. I also remember he said these camera are made directly from factory when ordered. I'll have to pay 40 $ to get a new one. Well, i don't mind. Even at 113$ it still really cheap. I guess i can still use the other one for planetary.

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