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Old June 3rd, 2005, 10:11 PM   #31
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Enjoy. Be sure to turn the power off when you insert, or remove the plug for the B&W viewfinder. Apparently doing that while the power is on can weaken the fuse or blow it altogether. Mine died in the middle of a job a month or so after installing the FU-1000. Be careful.

To facilitate accurate focusing, crank the peaking adjustment so there is a bit of a white edge. You'll see things in focus a bit more clearly. A handy trick.
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Old June 3rd, 2005, 11:09 PM   #32
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mark,
thanks for the tip on the "peaking".I'm still not sure about the calibrating. I followed the instructions in Ken Tanaka's article, but I'm not sure if it's correctly done. Any tips?
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Old June 4th, 2005, 12:02 AM   #33
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Not sure, haven't seen the article. I'll check it out. I'm s'posed to be in bed, big job tomorrow.

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Old June 4th, 2005, 05:49 AM   #34
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Mark,
here'sthe article.
http://www.dvinfo.net/canon/articles/article83.php

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Old June 4th, 2005, 07:38 PM   #35
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Bruce, Thanks. Much appreciated. There are a few things that are different for the XL2, but good info.

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Old July 15th, 2005, 03:54 PM   #36
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Fu-1000 viewfinder

Are there any difference between a PAL and NTSC camcorder using this viewfinder or will it fit on both?

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Old July 16th, 2005, 05:42 AM   #37
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Per,

try to search the XL1 forum. I remember a thread were someone from the UK had got the FU-1000 from the US. If I remember correctly there was a way to connect the NTSC version to a PAL camera. It required some modification that might void the warranty, though.
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Old August 20th, 2005, 05:32 PM   #38
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FU-1000 & XL2 16:9

I am thinking of getting the FU-1000 for my XL2. Can anyone tell me if it displays the 16:9 aspect ration when the canon is set to 16:9 or is it squeezed ?
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Old August 20th, 2005, 09:39 PM   #39
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Hi Declan, it displays letterboxed 16:9.
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Old August 20th, 2005, 11:39 PM   #40
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what is this FU-1000 or whatever it is that you speak of.
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Old August 20th, 2005, 11:41 PM   #41
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It's the high resolution b/w viewfinder made by Ikegami for Canon. Has a peaking control which helps you to achieve critical focus.

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See Ken Tanaka's article at http://www.dvinfo.net/canon/articles/article83.php
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Old August 21st, 2005, 04:19 AM   #43
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Hi Declan, it displays letterboxed 16:9.
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I believe the FU-1000 is a direct plugin on the XL2 now, is it not? According to the article, the FU-1000 did not display battery information. Will it display battery information of the XL2?

Aside from the larger 2" color viewfinder of the XL2, what are the differences with the XL1s viewfinder?
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I believe the FU-1000 is a direct plugin on the XL2 now, is it not? According to the article, the FU-1000 did not display battery information. Will it display battery information of the XL2?

Aside from the larger 2" color viewfinder of the XL2, what are the differences with the XL1s viewfinder?
That's correct. It's a direct plugin. That's the covered plug directly below the one for the stock color vf. Yes, it does display battery info and everything else except you don't have dedicated record, gain, and shutter lights at the bottom like you have on the XL2 color vf.

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