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Old July 12th, 2004, 10:05 PM   #361
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"Except, of course, that it will be DV."

You know Nick, as soon as I had finished posting, I knew someone was going to nail me on that.
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Good point.

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Old July 12th, 2004, 11:46 PM   #362
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Should we nail the lid on this coffin? Because this topic is officially dead... the XL2 has been announced.
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Old July 13th, 2004, 12:11 AM   #363
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Yup. This thread goes into the museum case!
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Old July 13th, 2004, 12:12 AM   #364
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Pictures, please.
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Old July 13th, 2004, 12:17 AM   #365
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No pictures just yet... there's a big press hoo-ha at DV Expo this morning; those folks get to be the first to see it, and then the embargo is lifted. Expect photos -- and more -- afterwards. Should we lock up this thing? There's an entire XL2 forum now, you know!
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Old July 13th, 2004, 12:30 AM   #366
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Hey, I found an early picture of the new XL2!
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Old July 13th, 2004, 12:38 AM   #367
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LOL! (Though I bet Panasonic isn't.)
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Old July 13th, 2004, 12:50 AM   #368
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Remarkable, Ken! According to the press release specs, it actually looks just like that on the inside!
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Old July 13th, 2004, 01:16 AM   #369
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What? No more video chainsaw? No clown color-pattern? The XL2 looks just like a normal camcorder?

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Old July 13th, 2004, 01:40 AM   #370
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On the inside it seems to look like a DVX. I didn't say anything about the outside!
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Old July 13th, 2004, 01:48 AM   #371
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Chris, someone has noted elsewhere that a pic is up on the Canon Japan site. I wouldn't even dream of buying it, but it looks really good...don't see how anyone could possibly complain about dvinfo providing a link to the pic in those circumstances - or no?
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Old July 13th, 2004, 02:01 AM   #372
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Great Joke!

Ken, I was completely fooled by your picture of the "new XL2", aka DVX100.

Before I posted my response, I didn't even bother to scroll down and see the label that identified the picture. I suppose then, that the "chainsaw" profile is perpetuated in the XL2.

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Luis/Josh,

Jackass and 28 days both were made by established individuals. As for the not telling things apart, that's becasue both Hi8 and mini DV blown up look the same . . . like ass . . . LOLOLOLOL

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Old July 13th, 2004, 08:06 AM   #374
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I Expected Too Much

The new XL2 looks very, very interesting for mini DV. The specs appear to be quite an improvement over it's predecessor. Unfortunately, at this moment I can't muster myself to say "wow" and really mean it.

I guess I shouldn't have expected HD or HDV. The wiser ones on this forum warned that Canon most likely wouldn't be releasing such a beast at this time. I know that Canon is moving in what they believe is the right direction for them.

It's not that I won't be supporting or purchasing this little gem, but reluctantly, I'll have to go back and reconsider the expensive Panasonic Varicam HD lineup for true HD production.

My comments are not meant as a downer on a fabulous and historical release date for XL* fans, but only to reflect that HD is here to stay. A neutral sigh commeth from our production staff that Canon won't be serving HD or HDV on it's menu this time around.
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Old July 13th, 2004, 08:14 AM   #375
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Patricia, I guess you're right -- so I'm offering not only pictures, but a complete XL2 site...

Check out The XL2 Watchdog.

Hey you guys, take all this conversation to the XL2 forum! This is a dead topic and it ain't exactly "area 51" material any more!

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