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Old April 24th, 2006, 04:36 PM   #1
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Is the XL2 firewire port as fragile as the XL1s?

I know the XL1s had a fragile firewire port, in that the circuit could blow when plugging/unplugging the cable with the camera on. In fact, I experienced it for myself. I have since acquired an XL2 and am wondering if it is as prone to such a failure.

Also, I am wanting to try out Canon's DV-PC Recorder. In the instructions, it says to turn on the camera before plugging it into the computer. Is it safe to do this?

Thank you for your time.
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Old April 24th, 2006, 10:48 PM   #2
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Old April 24th, 2006, 10:50 PM   #3
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Colton,

I haven't tried to plug my XL2 in while it was turned on. That is because I learned my lesson with DAW controllers. It seems that firewire is inherently prone to two problems, sensitivity to electrical overload and instability when using more than one firewire device.

I have not encountered a problem with the computer being on but I always plug in my outboard device then turn it on.

Since I encountered my original problem with my DAW, I just don't take any chances.

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Old April 27th, 2006, 11:47 PM   #4
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Okay. Thanks for the info.
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