The Elura 10 and Elura 20MC have a number of additional features for ease of use and creative control.
The tally lamp is a flashing red light on the front of the camera. The tally lamp activates when the camera is recording, letting your subject know that the camera is recording. The tally lamp also tells you when the camera is in range of the remote control and is responding to the remote
Extended Recording Function
The Elura 10 and Elura 20MC offer 4 recording speeds to extend the amount of recording time on a single MiniDV tape: SP (standard play), 1.5x longer than SP, 2x longer than SP, or 3x longer than SP. Using an 80-minute tape, for example, this would give you 80 minutes of recording time in SP mode, 120 minutes, 160 minutes and 240 minutes, respectively. Note that in Extended Recording mode, image data is compressed twice as much, so the image quality will be lower.
This searches for images recorded in Photo Mode. You can search forwards or backwards through the images one at a time, or +/-10 from the current position.
The Elura 10 and Elura 20MC record a time code signal along with the video signal. This time code accurately identifies every point on the DV tape by hour, minute, second and frame. This will prove immensely beneficial if you are editing your footage on your personal computer or a professional video editing system.
The DV standard calls for the automatic recording of date and time, shutter speed, exposure settings and other key camera data on the tape as you shoot. The Elura 10 and Elura 20MC do not permanently superimpose this data over your video. Instead, the data remains hidden until you select it for display during playback or editing. You can turn the display on or off at will, and you can decide which data you want to display.
The full-function wireless remote control of the Elura 10 and Elura 20MC will work at distances up to 16 feet (4.9 m). The remote can start and stop recordings, zoom the lens, handle all playback (VCR) functions, handle audio and video dubbing functions, and more.
The LANC terminal on the Elura 10 and Elura 20MC permits easy connection of compatible edit controllers.