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Old April 23rd, 2011, 05:24 PM   #16
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Re: Last minute Question about the XF100

The ND or gain control kicks in at f4.0. The good news is that the camera is plenty sharp at f4.0.

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Old April 23rd, 2011, 05:27 PM   #17
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Have you tried using an external filter yet? Curious what you would recommend with this camcorder in bright sunny conditions.
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Old April 29th, 2011, 11:24 PM   #18
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Re: Last minute Question about the XF100

just got my XF100 yesterday! :)

I arleady adore this new camera!

everything is super about it,

Exept the low light factor in auto = terrible , manual a bit better compared to the xha1 that I have sold


PS: what is the best way to transfer the video to the pc?

when i connect the camera to the pc I can see one folder named CONTENTS and inside this folder I can find my clips seperate in other folders (1 clip - 1 folder )

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Old April 30th, 2011, 03:24 AM   #19
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Re: Last minute Question about the XF100

Anthony,
You could try using the Canon XF Utility to transfer your clips. It should be on a disc that came with the camera...
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Old April 30th, 2011, 06:37 AM   #20
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Thank u Robin , i have already tried that utility, i dont know what am doing wrong , it does transfer the clips but separated in many folders ( 1 clip- 1 folder etc)....

thanks!
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Old April 30th, 2011, 12:09 PM   #21
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Re: Last minute Question about the XF100

That's strange. I use it for my XF300.
I take out the CF card from the camera and plug it into an USB card reader. I ignore the Microsoft pop up window asking what I'd like to do with the files, and open up the Canon XF Utility. It finds all the video files on the CF card automatically and displays them as thumbnails. I can click on any of them to view them. I then select which shots I want and then choose to save them to a designated location.
After transferring them, I can also choose to delete them from the CF card.
As easy as that.
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Old May 1st, 2011, 01:55 AM   #22
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Re: Last minute Question about the XF100

I did it:) the first time I tried to use the software i clicked to the backup button so that is why the files was transfered to pc like 1 clip 1 folder.. Finally I did the right way and did transfered the videos in my pc :)

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TRANSCEND 32GB 400X COMPACT FLASH CARD and transend 64GB 400X COMPACT FLASH CARD doesnt work with this camera on 50mbs or 35mbps and not even 25mbps! (ps. this cards works perfect with a 5D MARK II for video)



ADATA compact flash 32gb 533x can record perfectly at 1920x1080 50i 50mbps!
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Old May 1st, 2011, 03:17 AM   #23
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Re: Last minute Question about the XF100

Glad to hear that you've got it working!
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Old May 1st, 2011, 07:02 AM   #24
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Re: Last minute Question about the XF100

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TRANSCEND 32GB 400X COMPACT FLASH CARD and transend 64GB 400X COMPACT FLASH CARD doesnt work with this camera on 50mbs or 35mbps and not even 25mbps! (ps. this cards works perfect with a 5D MARK II for video)

ADATA compact flash 32gb 533x can record perfectly at 1920x1080 50i 50mbps!
Why oh why oh why do people use anything other than the Compact Flash cards that Canon have tested & certified for use with this camera? Even if some no-name CF card does work when you test it today it doesn't mean that it is going to work in all circumstances. There is a very good reason why Canon provide a list of blessed cards.
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Old May 1st, 2011, 05:45 PM   #25
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Re: Last minute Question about the XF100

Cause Nigel I allready had the cards before buying camera. that is why? why to buy the Canon blessed card before trying the camera with the cards that I allready got in my collection. They work great with mark II videos... anyway I am looking forward to buy the recomended cards ....
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