Originally Posted by Audiop
Is anyone aware of serious problems or crashes with SD788 (or other 7xx units) when not touching the unit?
I never touch the machine during recording and have never experienced a problem although I heard about issues from other users.
My movie-sound colleagues and I are "touching" our recorders, which are working in "bag rigs" attached to our bodies with harnesses, while moving around, basically all the time while we're rolling. That is what the 7xx series was designed to be able to do. I drive those recorders on doco type gigs, sometimes recording while walking at a fast pace (or running even), no prob. If the movement gets really extreme (not my sort of gig) you can turn off the INT HDD and just roll with solid state media (CF). If you need to not touch your 7xx series recorder in order to keep it from crashing while rolling that machine needs to go in for service NOW. If you can't spare it then open it up and reseat the HDD connector and try again.