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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 February 3rd, 2007, 09:18 AM   #31
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DOF usable with A1!

Of course, the clip doesn't show the full potential of DOF manipulation (just a casual shot; no ND engaged/shutther speed increased in order to open up aperture, etc.) - but clearly better than what I could get with my previous cameras, especially the V1!

BTW. Is it normal that - with AWB on - the white window frame gets pinkish from the red flower? When I removed the flower, the AWB reset itself back so that the frame was perfectly white again!
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Old February 3rd, 2007, 09:36 AM   #32
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The V1 has a greater telephoto (35 mm equivalent) than the Canon A1, but of course that Sony lens feeds smaller chips. The V1 is f/2.8 at full telephoto, whereas the Canon is nearly a stop slower, so on balance I'd say the two cameras were neck and neck in the shallow dof stakes.

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Old February 3rd, 2007, 09:41 AM   #33
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Tom, you're right of course - but in practical terms, shooting from a distance long enough to engage the telephoto side of the lens can be the most difficult of all measures, shallowing dof.
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Old February 6th, 2007, 07:00 AM   #34
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Some B&W footage

Hi everyone!
I'm new here. I just bought my Canon XHA1 a couple of days ago and I thought that maybe someone would be interested in see how the B&W preset from the Library looks like. The clip is not great but I hope it helps. Sorry but it goes out of focus once or twice.

Low Light Conditions
1080 - 25 F
B&WJECTA Filter

http://rapidshare.com/files/15179525...bps_Stream.mov

It is my cat!

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Old February 6th, 2007, 09:35 AM   #35
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looks nice, the compression looks pretty good too.
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Old February 6th, 2007, 11:55 AM   #36
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For compression I use Sorenson Squeeze 4
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Old February 17th, 2007, 08:04 AM   #37
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Sunset footage from Taiwan

It was shoot while A1 arrived for 3 days
Setting : 60i , Color gain +5, Master Ped. -3, Knee Low, NR off
the gain was limited to 6db at night scene


http://jeffreyliou.myweb.hinet.net/2007TaiwanSunset.wmv
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Old February 17th, 2007, 11:29 AM   #38
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You have some nice footage there. The neon lights against the sky at dusk is really beautiful.
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Old February 19th, 2007, 06:32 AM   #39
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nice colors, but the format is wrong.
you exported in a NTSC format 720x480 without anamorphic options, so the image is distorted.
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Old February 23rd, 2007, 05:42 PM   #40
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Kids Basketball Highlights

I'm still learning the ropes with my new A1, but here's a 90sec. clip of highlights from my son's basketball game. I shot 30f at 0db gain, with Preset #2 (AC PREF1) on the Download Library. Manual focus and iris.

1280x720p WMV, 36MB http://www.brownland.org/video/caden_upward.wmv

I shot it with the Tiffen Steady Stick stabilizer. Edited with Premiere Pro 2.0, music by SmartSounds.

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Old February 23rd, 2007, 06:27 PM   #41
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Great stuff !

It's so nice to see those small guys play. Compared to those 2 meter giants in the real competition world these kids are doing great though.

Just wait until they can make the jump and hang on the ring.
Funny to see them in slow motion too.

I have two girls. One is six years old and our youngest is almost three years.
Her third birthday is on March 11th.

In eight hours I hope to have my own brand new Canon XH-A1 and make the same stuff. Girls stuff, I guess.

Keep up the good work!

Oh, one question. Did you need an extra codec to make the WMV in Premiere ?
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Old February 23rd, 2007, 06:50 PM   #42
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Thanks for the kudos, Gert. And have fun with YOUR new A1. It's a freakishly cool camera.

As for Premiere, you can encode to WMV right from the timeline via Adobe Media Encoder. The settings are fairly basic, however. If you need more options, you can download Microsoft's Windows Media Encoder for free and feed it a minimally-compressed file (I like the HuffyUV for intermediates until I break down and buy Cineform).

I haven't tried QT yet (it's a bit overwhelming with its options), but have seen some very nice encodes with that codec... and the Mac folks like 'em better.

There's also the DIVX encoder that I've been playing with today. I'm going to try to upload vids to their Stage6 site. But the site is still in beta, so it's a little quirky... at least it was for me today.

Let me know if you need some advice shooting sports with the A1. Most of it is "on the job training", but I've learned a few things so far that might be helpful. Focusing is by far the trickiest thing for me.

Take care,
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Old February 23rd, 2007, 06:53 PM   #43
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Thanks for viewing and comments

Please take another look for Taiwan traditional old house footage.
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Old February 24th, 2007, 07:40 AM   #44
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Rough cut of one song from live music show 2x A1

Ive done my rough cut, still some tweeks to make. Two cam set up. Was a tiny space. A cam was full wide couldnt fit everything, b cam had 30 cms of space to work in (well not really but almost).

Was a CD launch, just official types present.

http://www.scarlet-films.com/INVAGO_Takemeforaride.mov
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Old February 24th, 2007, 08:41 AM   #45
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Is that a multirig for camera b? I found that using a camera on such rigs for live concerts is not very convenient, because you can't adjust much since you must keep both hands on the rig.

As to camera a, maybe the operator could have zoomed in from time to time for some close-ups. Of course, this needs that both operators know each other very well and decide what they will film beforehand, but it allows a more lively cut.

(Just my 2 cents...)
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