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Old May 29th, 2005, 07:28 PM   #1
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AE Shift Question

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I'm understanding my new XL2 pretty well so far. What a wonderful camcorder and beautiful res and color! yes it is quite a step up. I've been working with DOF all day. But, I'm having difficulties with the AE Shift function. I'm doing what the manual says: power dial to A, TV or AV and then turn the AE dial to adjust the levels. I don't see any change in the levels and I've used this function many times on my smaller Canon. Does anyone know what I could be omitting, or what could be wrong? Thanks again for any help!

Also, is mounting a battery pack the best way to distribute weight because of the front heavy situation with the 20X lens? Are there other options? I do want to do some hand held/shoulder held work at times and the camcorder is too frontheavy.
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Old May 29th, 2005, 07:44 PM   #2
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turn the AE dial to adjust the levels. I don't see any change in the levels
You should see a display indicator stating "+0.25" and so on for each increment of adjustment that you make. Does that indicator appear in the viewfinder?

Make sure that your Gain is set to "0" instead of "Auto."

Try to observe the video output on a large monitor instead of the viewfinder.
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Old May 29th, 2005, 08:54 PM   #3
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I do see the display indicator and don't know if I had the gain set to "0". I'll try that. I did observe on a tv and didn't see any change.
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Old May 30th, 2005, 12:58 AM   #4
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Chris,

Turning off the gain to zero didn't change anything. However, when I turned the diotropic adjustment lever it did, the AE function worked.
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