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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 December 10th, 2009, 08:00 AM   #31
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Cold weather shooting with XHA1

Also I have a electric heating pad in my trunk that my pelican case lays on with a blanket
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Old December 11th, 2009, 01:22 AM   #32
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After using it more now it is fine in weather down to about 15 degrees F. But once your footage starts looking slow or there are trails behind fast moving objects its time to warm up your camera. When your footage looks like that chances are you are not getting any footage recorded to tape. I wonder if using a lubricated tape makes it worse? The lubrication gets to viscus and wont record well?
Hi Craig, there are no lubricated DV recording tapes as such. Cheers.
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Old January 5th, 2010, 07:18 PM   #33
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All sony tapes use a silicone lubricant, Panasonic and JVC use a dry type graphite lubricant. Thats why I quit using Sony and started using Panasonic ans have'nt had anymore problems.
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Old January 5th, 2010, 07:50 PM   #34
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What can I do to ensure the proper function of the camera in conditions such as this?
I can tell you I shot on a snowy day in MI when the temp was -5f. Length of the shoot was 5 hours. I had a rain cover on the camera.

Everything kept working just fine....except for the actors.
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