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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 March 18th, 2007, 12:54 AM   #1
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Hey guys, i am finding the focus a little fast or jumpy so i went ahead and switch it slow. But i would like to know what are you guys using and what do you think is the best, leave it in normal or slow it. Thx in advance.
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Old March 18th, 2007, 04:24 AM   #2
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in addition to this, does this cam have a focus peaking option?
What kind of focus assist fetures does it actually have...
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Old March 18th, 2007, 04:36 AM   #3
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The camera has peaking. By increasing the sharpness setting of the VF and LCD the peaking is more obvious. The camera has a magnification button whic blows up the image on the VF & LCD.

In addition to those features the canon has Instant AF using technology from its still cameras. It is the swiftest AF system I have used. It's ideally suited to the push AF role and I have found it very reliable.

Kiflom, I've got my focus setting to Slow too.

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Old March 18th, 2007, 04:52 AM   #4
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Hi Tony,
thanks for the response, i use canon gear for my stills work and know how precise and accurate the AF is.. instant is indeed pretty much instant abotu a second at the most in decent light anyway..

Ive heard along the traps that some people are using a canon 580ex with the A1... does anyone know if the A1 uses that speedlights additional IR to assist with the video functions?

Also can one allocate a focal point (as found in canon DSLR) by selecting a focal point within the frame? I know its a long shot and it sounds like a silly question, but i know some sony cameras have this ability with their touchscreen point focus... i just wanna be sure...
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Old March 18th, 2007, 08:48 AM   #5
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Also can one allocate a focal point (as found in canon DSLR) by selecting a focal point within the frame? I know its a long shot and it sounds like a silly question, but i know some sony cameras have this ability with their touchscreen point focus... i just wanna be sure...
No. That would be a nice feature. Perhaps on the XH-A2??? :)

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Old March 18th, 2007, 10:55 PM   #6
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Hey guys still didn't answer my question. What do you guys thing about the focus speed?
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Old March 19th, 2007, 01:50 AM   #7
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Keep focus in slow, is what I do.
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Old March 19th, 2007, 07:31 AM   #8
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i will be using it for concert and live bands and i am finding it hard to control.
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