I got back from Sweden yesterday and picked up my Brevis Rev.2 (the MC mount version) with the flip and Cinefuse 1 and a brand new Cinefuse X from Dennis. I've spent some time with the basic setup tutorial and got everything aligned perfectly. I was blown away by the image quality (not that I've shot something - I just watched the footage live from my HV30 on a big screen). I love the aesthetics and look of both imaging elements. In fact, I liked it even before turning the camera on - it looks just awesome. People say that Cinefuse 1 looks not cinematic but I find it not to be true. And I've watched a lots of movies
The problems started when I've decided to charge the unit. I live in Europe, so the charger I got with the Brevis was of no use. I used an other charger that I've used previously to charge other electric things. I plugged it in and went to eat something. When I got back, the unit was so hot I wasn't able to touch it without feeling pain
I've unplugged the unit from the charger and let it cool down a bit. Almost all glass surfaces were covered in fog. The glue (I think it's glue) keeping one of the round glass pieces melted completely so the piece it was holding fell of. I think one of the cables (the black one) attached to the motor got melted too. The imaging element is unharmed. I've cleaned all the glass surfaces that had this strange fog with the lens cloth but I can't put the round thing that fell of on it's place again because the glue isn't sticky anymore...
Please note that I've exchanged the Cinefuse elements after the heat occurred.
Ok, now the questions ^^
1) How do you charge your Brevis? - Question for someone from Europe
2) Will the unit work without this round piece of glass? It's the one behind the motor and Cinefuse.
3) Is everything OK with my Brevis? I've turned it on some time after this occurred and it vibrates just fine
4) Is it normal?
Thank you in advance,