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Canon XH Series HDV Camcorders
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Old April 19th, 2007, 06:05 AM   #1
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I'm not keen on the fact you can't see the whole image in the LCD. I've used firewire to monitor the full image, but I don't have a proper LCD monitor yet. So, dumb questions coming up.

If you use the component output do you get the full image?
What about the composite?
I tried a cheapo in-car LCD screen and that didn't show the full image either. Other than through firewire is it possible to see the whole image?

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Old April 19th, 2007, 06:35 AM   #2
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Hi Simon. I would say it's just the monitor that hides the edges of the frame so which video output you select won't really matter. CRT production monitors use to have an Overscan/Underscan setting that allowed you to see the entire frame. Not sure about "proper" LCD monitors because I don't have one either.

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Old April 19th, 2007, 08:07 AM   #3
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Have you tried it with one of those CRT monitors then? Does the 'missing' part bother you or do you use firewire monitoring?

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Old April 19th, 2007, 08:18 AM   #4
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You get the full image with the component out. I am running component out to a LCD TV (not the car models) and I ge the full image onscreen. I cant comment on the other outputs.
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Old April 19th, 2007, 07:13 PM   #5
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You get the full image with the component out. I am running component out to a LCD TV (not the car models) and I ge the full image onscreen. I cant comment on the other outputs.
Hi Bill. What you see is a function of the panel design. Since the video is an analogue signal and the display is digital, there is an A/D conversion involved and the timing point for sampling the active video may not be consistent from panel to panel. Overall though, there should be much less overscan compared with a CRT.

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