Canon GL2 Information Resources
Here's a short list of links where you can find out much more about the Canon GL2 (and PAL version XM2), including brochures, manuals, and much more.
GL2 Product Information at Canon USA
The location is www.canondv.com/gl2/index.html.
A good starting point for learning more about the GL2 is the product information page at Canon USA. There's a lot of content here, including specifications, interactive demos, accessory details, plus Multi-Media Card downloads.
GL2 Brochure from Canon USA
The location is www.canondv.com/downloads/brochures/gl2_inst.pdf.
If you have an Adobe Acrobat PDF Reader (download for free), you can check out the official GL2 product brochure, which is an online PDF version of the one printed on paper.
XM2 Brochure from Canon UK
The location is www.canon.co.uk/media/brochures/xm2_broch.pdf.
If you have an Adobe Acrobat PDF Reader (download for free), you can review the PAL version of this camcorder, which is known as the XM2. Here's an English language one from Canon UK.
GL2 Operator's Manual from Canon USA
The location is www.canondv.com/downloads/manuals.html.
If you have an Adobe Acrobat PDF Reader (download for free), you can download the entire owner's manual in PDF format and read it at your leisure. The GL2 software manual is here as well, and the manuals are available in your choice of English, French or Spanish languages.
GL2 Online Community Discussion Group
The location is www.dvinfo.net/conf/.
With well over 2000 members worldwide and growing, our popular DV Info Net Community is your direct connection with other people who are using and discussing the GL2. Anybody can read the message boards; the ability to post requires a brief registration process including your real name and location. In addition to our GL2 forum, you'll find other areas dedicated to various aspects of digital video production.
Where to Buy the GL2
For a complete listying of DV Info Net sponsors, see www.dvinfo.net/sponsors.
Professional Tape & Communication Supply
Ever since I was an undergrad at the University of Texas at Austin, I've always bought blank videotape and other media from Pro Tape. I've known these guys for years and years, and I was very happy to see them embrace the internet with online ordering. I'm proud to put Pro Tape on my website, and if you need blank media of any kind, you'll find their prices competitive and their service excellent. What's more, they're now authorized Canon and JVC camcorder dealers as well. Need tape? Pro Tape.
ZGC Motion Picture Film/Video Sales & Service
Les Zellan and Barb Lowry's ZGC in Mountain Lakes, New Jersey, is the stateside distributor for Cooke lenses and Optex products from the UK, and is an authorized dealer for Canon, Sennheiser, Tiffen and a number of other DV and film equipment manufacturers. ZGC began primarily as a caterer to the high-end motion picture film industry, but with the explosion of DV among independant filmmakers, ZGC now specializes in this area as well.
From Grant's Pass, Oregon, Zotz Digital is an authorized Apple, Canon and JVC dealer specializing in custom audio and video recording packages and nonlinear DV editing systems. Zotz sells both NTSC and PAL system camcorders, and is an authorized dealer for Bogen, Matthews-Libec, CasesPlus, Videonics and a variety of other manufacturers. Zotz Digital owner Brian Longley is himself a talented musician with experience in network television ("The Waltons" and other films), whose bands have opened for Steppenwolf, Robin Trower, and Poco to name a few. The Zotz staff includes Emmy-award winning videographers who know the business and their goal is to ship the same day as an order is received.
The Canon Worldwide Gateway
The location is www.canon.com
Of course, we'll have to wrap this up with a link to the Canon portal, where you can find a choice of worldwide locations and languages, plus all the Canon product info you desire.
Thrown together by Chris Hurd