Does the Vixia have a simultaneous line out of the camera? at DVinfo.net

Go Back   DV Info Net > Canon EOS / MXF / AVCHD / HDV / DV Camera Systems > Canon XA and VIXIA Series AVCHD Camcorders > Canon VIXIA Series AVCHD and HDV Camcorders

Canon VIXIA Series AVCHD and HDV Camcorders
For VIXIA / LEGRIA Series (HF G, HF S, HF and HV) consumer camcorders.


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old September 29th, 2009, 10:35 AM   #1
Major Player
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Vancouver, Canada
Posts: 429
Does the Vixia have a simultaneous line out of the camera?

I have a HF200 and am going to be giving a presentation with it where I show some composition tips.

I thought I'd ask if the camera will do a simultaneous line out, either during recording or just when the camera is on.

Perhaps to:
a) a regular computer monitor.
b) a HD computer monitor
c) a laptop/desktop computer
d) a SD TV set/VCR
e) a HD TV

Connectors can include a HDMI cable USB, A/V out cable, component out.

We all know we can record first and then play back to any of these, but I'd like to see it on a 'big' screen as we're messing with the camera. Has anyone done this? Is there a special setting or is it just plug and play?

Thanks.
Ronald Lee is offline   Reply With Quote
Old September 29th, 2009, 11:57 AM   #2
Regular Crew
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: San Francisco, California
Posts: 43
Look in the Setup Menu(s) for something labeled "Output Onscreen Displays"

(caveat: based on HFS11)
Kevin Bjorke is offline   Reply With Quote
Old September 29th, 2009, 12:57 PM   #3
Major Player
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Vancouver, Canada
Posts: 429
Hi, yes, I have that on my camera as well.

"onscreen displays" can be set to 'on' and in the manual it DOES say the camera's display can be seen on a TV or monitor.

But that's all it says. I assume that takes care of d), through a A/V cable. But what about HD through HDMI or a laptop?

I know when I hook up the camera to the laptop, it reads it as another hard drive. Is there a program that will allow me to view the footage at the same time, as if the laptop was another monitor?

Or what about a monitor with a serial input or a HD monitor with an HDMI or USB input? I'd test the HDMI but I don't have a cable (got the monitor though).
Ronald Lee is offline   Reply With Quote
Old September 30th, 2009, 04:31 PM   #4
Trustee
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: Gwaelod-y-garth, Cardiff, CYMRU/WALES
Posts: 1,215
You can view directly from the camera via HDMI or Component onto an HD TV or even an HD projector. No problems there at all.
It will work either when the camera is recording or just on standby, although you might need to power the camera from mains via the charger to stop it powering down - although you might have an option to switch off any power-saving function.
Robin Davies-Rollinson is offline   Reply With Quote
Old September 30th, 2009, 07:15 PM   #5
Major Player
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Vancouver, Canada
Posts: 429
Quote:
Originally Posted by Robin Davies-Rollinson View Post
You can view directly from the camera via HDMI or Component onto an HD TV or even an HD projector. No problems there at all.
It will work either when the camera is recording or just on standby, although you might need to power the camera from mains via the charger to stop it powering down - although you might have an option to switch off any power-saving function.
Hi Robin, thanks for your reply. I did call Canon and they said that I couldn't do that. However there appears to be only one solution to see if it does do it. I gotta find a cable and try it myself.

Unless you have a Canon and a HD computer monitor and have already done the live view?
Ronald Lee is offline   Reply With Quote
Old October 1st, 2009, 02:52 AM   #6
Trustee
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: Gwaelod-y-garth, Cardiff, CYMRU/WALES
Posts: 1,215
Ronald,
I use a 20" LCD HD TV attached via HDMI for monitoring straight from the camera whilst shooting.
I don't suppose it would be the same as a PC monitor... though you say that you have access to TVs or a projector.
Robin Davies-Rollinson is offline   Reply With Quote
Old October 1st, 2009, 10:12 AM   #7
Regular Crew
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: San Francisco, California
Posts: 43
Quote:
Originally Posted by Robin Davies-Rollinson View Post
I use a 20" LCD HD TV attached via HDMI for monitoring straight from the camera whilst shooting.
Sounds portable!

Here's an S100 dolled-up: "Finally got my rig how I want it!"

Ronald, might I just suggest that you TRY it???
Kevin Bjorke is offline   Reply With Quote
Old October 1st, 2009, 12:21 PM   #8
Trustee
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: Gwaelod-y-garth, Cardiff, CYMRU/WALES
Posts: 1,215
Yeah, I guess I should have added: in controlled indoor situations - not up a mountain... :-)
Robin Davies-Rollinson is offline   Reply With Quote
Old October 1st, 2009, 01:39 PM   #9
Regular Crew
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: San Francisco, California
Posts: 43
oh, and Henry Olonga has also been recording the live HDMI output directly for terrific results
Kevin Bjorke is offline   Reply
Reply

DV Info Net refers all where-to-buy and where-to-rent questions exclusively to these trusted full line dealers and rental houses...

Professional Video
(800) 833-4801
Portland, OR

B&H Photo Video
(866) 521-7381
New York, NY

Z.G.C.
(973) 335-4460
Mountain Lakes, NJ

Abel Cine Tech
(888) 700-4416
N.Y. NY & L.A. CA

Precision Camera
(800) 677-1023
Austin, TX

DV Info Net also encourages you to support local businesses and buy from an authorized dealer in your neighborhood.
  You are here: DV Info Net > Canon EOS / MXF / AVCHD / HDV / DV Camera Systems > Canon XA and VIXIA Series AVCHD Camcorders > Canon VIXIA Series AVCHD and HDV Camcorders

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

 



Google
 

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 04:00 PM.


DV Info Net -- Real Names, Real People, Real Info!
1998-2017 The Digital Video Information Network