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Old August 27th, 2006, 05:19 PM   #1
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Tone? Touch Focus?

Do these cameras have a touch focus feature? I notice they produce colour bars; do they lay down tone as well?

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Old August 28th, 2006, 01:07 AM   #2
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by the spec of the units, they can do everything the H1 can do... image wise.. not codec.. thats a differnt ballgame..

as for tone, the tweakbaility of these units is what surprised me, which is why ive decided to migrate from Panasonic gear through to Canon (when considering HD options.. )

from colour, to gamma to DR, these cameras seem to offer everything one might need for almost any situation..
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Old August 28th, 2006, 06:29 AM   #3
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What do you mean by not codec?
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Old August 28th, 2006, 08:23 AM   #4
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I notice they produce colour bars; do they lay down tone as well?
You're referring to a 1kHz audio tone to go with the color bars as in the XL H1. I'm not sure about this; it's not in any of my notes so I'll try to find out.

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Do these cameras have a touch focus feature?
Not sure what you mean by this, but if you're referring to a touch-sensitive LCD screen, no it does not.
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Old August 28th, 2006, 08:32 AM   #5
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Thanks Chris,

Yes I'm referring to 1kHz tone. The touch focus I'm referring to is the touch focus button (as on the XL1s) that breifly engages the autofocus while shooting in manual focus mode.

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Old August 28th, 2006, 12:57 PM   #6
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Hi James,

Actually that's more commonly referred to as a Push AF button. I'm afraid you'll have to start learning the accepted terms for these things or we'll be forced to send an operative to your house to start breaking fingers until you begin to see things our way.

Anyway, yes it does have a Push AF button. I made a close-up image for you that shows the various controls including the Push AF button, located just below the ND filter switch. Click the attached thumbnail to see the full-size view. Hope this helps,
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Old August 28th, 2006, 04:03 PM   #7
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I get all goose pimply every time I see all those buttons.

Must save 4 thousand dollars...
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Old August 30th, 2006, 07:29 AM   #8
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What do you mean by not codec?
well the A1 only offered HDV recording to tape, the others allow one to capture via SDI as prety much any codec you like...
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