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"Auto power off" on scree notifications - is there a way to suppress them (Canon Vixia HF R800).

danielrosehill
Enthusiast

Hi folks,

 

Sorry to ask a couple of questions all at once.

 

I picked up a HDMI to USB video intake capture card for the Canon Vixia HF R800.

 

I was somewhat amazed to see that it actually worked out of the box! I use Ubuntu Linux and it nevertheless captures the camera perfetly into OBS Studio.

 

The only problem I've seen so far is that I get "auto power off" flashing on the monitor which of course makes it through to the feed. I have that setting configured so that I'll be able to "set and forget" the webcam on a tripod and have it running on mains power.

 

Is there any way to forcibly disable this periodic blinking notification?

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Inapickle
Rising Star

@danielrosehill wrote:

 

 I have that setting configured so that I'll be able to "set and forget" the webcam on a tripod and have it running on mains power.

 

Is there any way to forcibly disable this periodic blinking notification?


Not sure what you mean by "I have that setting configured" ? If you turn off 'Auto Power Off' in the System Setup menu then you won't get the blinking notification, obviously.

 

HF-R800 Auto Power Off.PNG

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danielrosehill
Enthusiast
Color me an idiot.

"Auto power off" periodically flashing doesn't mean "auto power off is off".

It's intended to mean the exact opposite: auto power off is active.

Disabled the functionality and now all is well.

(Thought it was a default power management preservation feature that I had intentionally disabled but apparently not)

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Inapickle
Rising Star

@danielrosehill wrote:

 

 I have that setting configured so that I'll be able to "set and forget" the webcam on a tripod and have it running on mains power.

 

Is there any way to forcibly disable this periodic blinking notification?


Not sure what you mean by "I have that setting configured" ? If you turn off 'Auto Power Off' in the System Setup menu then you won't get the blinking notification, obviously.

 

HF-R800 Auto Power Off.PNG

danielrosehill
Enthusiast
Color me an idiot.

"Auto power off" periodically flashing doesn't mean "auto power off is off".

It's intended to mean the exact opposite: auto power off is active.

Disabled the functionality and now all is well.

(Thought it was a default power management preservation feature that I had intentionally disabled but apparently not)


@danielrosehill wrote:

"Auto power off" periodically flashing doesn't mean "auto power off is off".

It's intended to mean the exact opposite: auto power off is active.


Exactly. It's notifying you that the camcorder is about to (auto) power off.

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