Thread: Shortcut for Stop Record and Start Prerecord

Reply to Thread
Results 1 to 5 of 5
  1. #1 Shortcut for Stop Record and Start Prerecord 
    Senior Member AndreasOberg's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Location
    Leicestershire, United Kingdom
    Posts
    1,476
    Hiya,
    I was wondering if there is a shortcut for Stop Record AND Start Prerecord instantly.

    The problem we have currently while filming wildlife is we have it on "always use pre record"
    1 - Animal does nothing so I press stop record
    2 - It takes a few seconds to stop
    3 - I press Record trying it to enter Pre Record, but its still trying to stop so nothing happens
    4 - I press again Record. Ops now it turns on record since it had detected that I had pressed pre record
    5 - Now I need to stop record since nothing is happening
    6 - Arg the animal did something interesting and I missed it.

    So basically if I could just do a macro of the 2 buttons this would fix the problem. Stop and Instantly start Pre-Record.

    Cheers
    /Andreas
    www.ObergWildlife.com- Natural History Filmmaking
    www.WildlifeRescueMovie.com- Saving the animals of the Rainforest!
    CF Weapon Helium 8K Strummer Bright Tangerine, OConnor 2560, Canon 50-1000mm
    Reply With Quote  
     

  2. #2  
    Senior Member Brian F Kobylarz's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    Norwich, CT. USA
    Posts
    1,265
    I have run into this scenario several times too. Can be quite frustrating when it happens.

    Believe that the cause is that the cache needs to be cleared before it can be filled again.
    In other words, it cannot pre-record and clear its memory simultaneously.

    Quite likely embedded in the recording system logic.
    If it is possible to override, might take a firmware tweak.
    Definitely worth suggesting such to RED as a future improvement.
    Reply With Quote  
     

  3. #3  
    Also, it would be great if we could get Record:Cancel back. It used to be possible to cancel pre-record without writing the file. This saved space. I believe this option was removed a few fw updates ago.
    Reply With Quote  
     

  4. #4  
    Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    Boulder, Colorado
    Posts
    93
    Quote Originally Posted by Robert Hofmeyr View Post
    Also, it would be great if we could get Record:Cancel back. It used to be possible to cancel pre-record without writing the file. This saved space. I believe this option was removed a few fw updates ago.
    Seconded enthusiastically. I'm late to the party, didn't know that was a thing at one point.
    Reply With Quote  
     

  5. #5  
    Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2018
    Location
    Manhattan
    Posts
    35
    Agreed, the current implementation is clunky and single touch solution would be pretty nice.
    Reply With Quote  
     

Posting Permissions
  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts