Less wear on heads at DVinfo.net

Go Back   DV Info Net > Canon EOS / MXF / AVCHD / HDV / DV Camera Systems > Canon HDV and DV Camera Systems > Canon XL and GL Series DV Camcorders

Canon XL and GL Series DV Camcorders
Canon XL2 / XL1S / XL1 and GL2 / XM2 / GL1 / XM1.


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old September 26th, 2012, 03:41 PM   #1
Regular Crew
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Stuart, Florida
Posts: 53
Less wear on heads

We have a xl2 and use a less expensive cam to transfer file to PC. If we get the XLH1 hd version can I still use the sd cam to transfer, or does it have to be hd?
Frank Garrod is offline   Reply With Quote
Old September 26th, 2012, 04:41 PM   #2
Major Player
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Entebbe Uganda
Posts: 768
Re: Less wear on heads

It will need to be either a XLH1, XHA1 or an HV30 (series of cameras). Most people used to buy an HV camera; though seemingly the wear and tear on the heads was never as bad as people were led to believe.

You could also get something to record from the HD/SDI of firewire cable as you are recording to tape (like a firestore or datavideo dn-60 for the firewire, or a nanoflash or samurai for the HD/SDI).
Simon Wood is offline   Reply With Quote
Old September 26th, 2012, 06:39 PM   #3
Regular Crew
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Stuart, Florida
Posts: 53
Re: Less wear on heads

Thank you so much for your help.. So if understand it must be a HD cam to up load HDV tape to My PC and NOT a SD cam

Last edited by Frank Garrod; September 26th, 2012 at 07:23 PM.
Frank Garrod is offline   Reply With Quote
Old September 26th, 2012, 10:42 PM   #4
Inner Circle
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Sydney.
Posts: 2,569
Re: Less wear on heads

Imo grab a Canon HV40 before they disappear altogether, doubles as a B cam as well.

Read the reviews ..
Canon VIXIA HV40 High Definition Camcorder 3686B001 B&H Photo


Cheers.
__________________
30+ years with our own audio and visual production company and studios.
Allan Black is offline   Reply With Quote
Old September 27th, 2012, 02:49 AM   #5
Inner Circle
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Belgium
Posts: 9,064
Re: Less wear on heads

Quote:
Originally Posted by Simon Wood View Post
It will need to be either a XLH1, XHA1 or an HV30 (series of cameras).
I have successfully captured tapes shot with a xh-a1 in 25f with a sony fx1000 a few years ago, then was also said you needed a canon camera to do that but to my surprise the Sony worked just as well.
Noa Put is offline   Reply With Quote
Old September 27th, 2012, 06:55 AM   #6
Wrangler
 
Join Date: Sep 2001
Location: Northern VA
Posts: 4,294
Re: Less wear on heads

Quote:
So if understand it must be a HD cam to up load HDV tape to My PC and NOT a SD cam
The playback machine (often a camcorder) must be able to playback HDV format tape if you shot the tape in HDV format rather than DV format. Also, many play machines have some internal settings that must be correct for capture over the IEEE1394 link to work. DV only players will not understand the HDV-recorded tape.

The HV40 is the current Canon minimalist HDV camcorder, it replaced the HV30 in their line a couple years ago. The Canon HDV signal is 1440x1080.

Some HDV machines may be 720p and not understand the Canon recording.
__________________
dpalomaki@dspalomaki.com
Don Palomaki is offline   Reply With Quote
Old September 27th, 2012, 01:25 PM   #7
Regular Crew
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Stuart, Florida
Posts: 53
Re: Less wear on heads

Thank you.. I GOT IT NOW
Frank Garrod is offline   Reply
Reply

DV Info Net refers all where-to-buy and where-to-rent questions exclusively to these trusted full line dealers and rental houses...

Professional Video
(800) 833-4801
Portland, OR

B&H Photo Video
(866) 521-7381
New York, NY

Z.G.C.
(973) 335-4460
Mountain Lakes, NJ

Abel Cine Tech
(888) 700-4416
N.Y. NY & L.A. CA

Precision Camera
(800) 677-1023
Austin, TX

DV Info Net also encourages you to support local businesses and buy from an authorized dealer in your neighborhood.
  You are here: DV Info Net > Canon EOS / MXF / AVCHD / HDV / DV Camera Systems > Canon HDV and DV Camera Systems > Canon XL and GL Series DV Camcorders

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

 



Google
 

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 03:11 PM.


DV Info Net -- Real Names, Real People, Real Info!
1998-2017 The Digital Video Information Network