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Old April 14th, 2007, 05:21 AM   #1
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Has anyone had a NTSC/PAL conversion

I am in the throws of buying a Canon XH A1.

At PMA 2007 I was told that the camera can be converted to shoot both NTSC and Pal. Has anyone had this conversion/adaptation carried out. If so is it any good?

I was also told that could be done via a Firmware download, yet the brochure states it has to be done at a Canon service centre. Can anyone shed some more light on this?

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Old April 17th, 2007, 03:36 AM   #2
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Yes, you have to send it back to the Canon service center.
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Old April 17th, 2007, 04:21 PM   #3
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Trond: Have you had it done? I've been unable to get hold of anyone in Canon Norway who can tell me how to get it done. All I know is that a) Serviceproffen can't do it, and b) it has to be sent to Sweden.
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Old April 17th, 2007, 04:39 PM   #4
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Even, no I haven't done it.
But it has been stated several times in different threads here that only Canon service centers can do it.

There is also a Canon service center in Bergen, Norway in addition to Serviceproffen in Oslo:
http://www.canon.no/Support/privat_b...eder/index.asp
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Old April 17th, 2007, 05:07 PM   #5
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Yes, I too have seen the threads about the Canon Service Centers. I'll try contacting the guys in Bergen to see what they say. Thanks.
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Old April 26th, 2007, 11:44 PM   #6
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Can do with a cost

I was curious about this too -- wanted to buy an NTSC A1 but am living in NZ for the moment so wanted to get it converted to PAL. I called the Canon Service Centre here in Auckland and while they will do it they want NZ$795! For a software update!

They also stated that although this gives the soft options of the NTSC/PAL frame rates, the tech stated that you still are left with 'NTSC hardware' whatever that means.
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