Panasonic HPX3700 fuse blow problems
Posted by: Andy Shillabeer at 07:14 on 22 Apr 2011
Just got back from a shoot using the new Panasonic HPX3700. Experienced a strange situation where the camera completely died. Our replacement camera, also a 3700 also suffered the same fate. Both failed after being turned off following working fine for several hours. Turned out a slow blow fuse had blown possibly due to a grounding problem with one of the accessories connected to the cameras. Apparently this is the result of new circuit protection not found in earlier Panasonic HD cameras. We were using remote triggers, HD down converters and video senders. A replacement board that costs $250 repairs the fault but may not prevent future fails. Would be interested to hear of any other similar incidents.