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Canon XH Series HDV Camcorders
Canon XH G1S / G1 (with SDI), Canon XH A1S / A1 (without SDI).


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Old August 2nd, 2007, 08:53 PM   #1
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Hey all, I have figured out how to use the photo feature and to save to the card, but how do you save to the tape? and how exactly does that work? Also what kind of quality are most of you getting in your shots, any tricks that don't require touching up the pics? Thanks, Tony
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Old August 2nd, 2007, 11:20 PM   #2
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Sorry i cant help you, but i remember that question is on these forms somewhere. Also when you take pic have you viewed them on the pc/mac? Mine are very grainy with white dots all over.
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Old August 2nd, 2007, 11:28 PM   #3
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how do you save to the tape?
You can't save a still photo to tape -- it must be saved to the SD card -- but that shouldn't present a problem. You can extract stills from tape, though.
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Old August 3rd, 2007, 02:58 PM   #4
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Just found out that you can take a picture to the sd card while still shooting. You also can Take a picture to the tape. Heres how: In Camera Mode go to Menu > Customize > Customize Function > Tune > Go to # 08 it says "SIMULT. IMG. REC . Select 01 for take a pic while shooting Select 02 for Both tape and still. Hope this helps :) Also i was testing my A1 with the pics inside with low light. a ton of noise. I turned down the Gain -3 and shoot at the light. Looks Great. Had to turn off AGC
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Old August 3rd, 2007, 08:19 PM   #5
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good info, here's a pic from today
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Old August 4th, 2007, 03:18 PM   #6
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Here's a photo I took a few days ago.
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Old August 4th, 2007, 06:30 PM   #7
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Kevin great photo, is there a way to deinterlace a photo other than post production?
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Old August 5th, 2007, 12:08 PM   #8
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Took this today. about 8 feet away on both

http://www.flickr.com/photos/11062225@N08/1019488622/

http://www.flickr.com/photos/11062225@N08/1019488650/


How do u upload pictures?
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Old August 5th, 2007, 01:05 PM   #9
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I found that I get great results in post, extracting a video frame instead of using the photo option. Here are a few stills.

http://www.dvinfo.net/conf/showthread.php?t=94162

The camera feature is nice, but when you swtich from video to card, the exposure and color casts are a little different. I found myself adjusting and readjusting shots in order to take a still. If you have that kind of time during a shoot, the card stills are decent, but only a bit better than what can be achieved from a screen cap.
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Old August 5th, 2007, 01:09 PM   #10
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Yeah i agree its much better quality. How do you get photos to come up on the form like the surfer pic?
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Old August 5th, 2007, 01:18 PM   #11
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Yeah i agree its much better quality. How do you get photos to come up on the form like the surfer pic?
i think you need to get approved to post pics...or after a certain number of posts? i'm not really sure.
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Old August 6th, 2007, 05:43 PM   #12
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Can anyone answer this?
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Old August 6th, 2007, 05:46 PM   #13
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Normally it takes a month as a registered user here, but I went ahead and granted you those privs.
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Old August 6th, 2007, 07:57 PM   #14
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Thank you very much! I have been checking this site more often than i should! Its becoming a bad habit. Similar to my tech websites. Thanks again.
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