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How do you disable the auto turn off on the Canon ES1000 Hi8

by im2ez / August 26, 2011 6:35 AM PDT
I have seen it pointed out that one must have specific utilities such as firewire, etc. in order to live stream with their camcorders. I also have read that any camera could be used for live streaming, with specific available free and purchasable software. So, I dug out some software, hooked up my old, seldom used Canon ES 1000 and was most delighted with the results. My Logi 9000 and 910 webcams were sharper but the quality of the picture and smoothness of color latitudes were far superior with the Canon. However, a @!$#%^# designed feature, that could not be overridden, would turn the camera off when the tape had ended and it would not stream unless it was recording. This had to be some physical design that could be altered. However I could not find a schematic, or pictorial anywhere I searched. I called Canon, and their service center, but no info was to be found. There was a time when support was more than suspenders and was a golden accessory of your purchases. Although Canon's staff spoke wonderfully coherent English and tried to help, they had too little resources at their disposal. The repair facility did not return my call. I am still looking for a method to override or modify the camcorder. If anyone can point me to a schematic or informative material, I would be pleased and would follow up with directions to disable this function if I succeed. Please do not give me a guess. Several forums and sites have mentioned suggestions that "might" work but most I have used and none work although I would be in bliss if they would. Thanks, Im2ez
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The last time we did this.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 26, 2011 6:38 AM PDT

Canon supplied a modification to the units. Later they stopped that model and for this application you had to buy a model produced to not shut off.

This never sits well with folk but today the answer is to get a camera that does not shut off.

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How do you disable the auto turn off on the Canon ES1000 Hi8
by im2ez / August 26, 2011 12:32 PM PDT
Thanks, Bob. If I am lucky maybe someone will come up with a schematic or a method of turning it on to record with or without a tape.
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Where I got my info.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 26, 2011 12:34 PM PDT

From work with a CCTV company that used such for low cost systems. Good luck in your search.

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