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Old October 24th, 2007, 09:39 AM   #1
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Hi this is my first post here and well I have a question for the professionals. Well first i've been working with a Canon Gl2 for about a year now and i'm planning on upgrading to HD. Now i want to get the XLH1 but we all know how much that is. I really wanted to get it because of the mini 35 adapter. The other day i found out the g1/a1's have a 35 adapter too.

So my question is should i get a g1 with the adapter or go all the way with the H1 with the adapter?
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Old October 24th, 2007, 10:21 AM   #2
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Prepare for the future now.
They have a great deal on the XL-H1 now.

http://dvinfo.net/conf/showthread.php?t=106274

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Old October 24th, 2007, 02:08 PM   #3
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So in other words your saying i should get a canon xlh1
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Old October 24th, 2007, 02:48 PM   #4
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Well, yes and no.
I've been waiting over a year for them to update the camera and have true 24p.
Sooner or later they will if you can wait.
My guess, is that they are dumping the current crop of camera so they can intro duce new tapeless models. I'm guessing that won't happen until after the end of the year, maybe after nab. (something new at nab will be a first for Canon)

So, for me, since I can't afford a Red camera, I will wait a little longer.
If I had a paying project now, then I would go ahead and buy one.
From all the testing iv'e seen, this seems to be the best of the bunch.

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Old October 24th, 2007, 06:02 PM   #5
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I saw that promotion on the XL-H1 also where they offer a free device to let you record to tape and disc at the same time. Is this the famous Canon "give 'em a rebate just before the model becomes obsolete" move?
For years I have been dreaming of being able to buy the XLH1. My dreams were shattered recently when, having bought an HV20, I learned how difficult it is to accomodate and edit HD footage on Premiere Pro 2.0, even with my dual processor, RAM-full PC.
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Old October 24th, 2007, 06:13 PM   #6
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So my question is should i get a g1 with the adapter or go all the way with the H1 with the adapter?
Thato,
If the g1 will work for your needs and you don't need the jackpac, you should look at the a1. It's the exact same cam minus the jackpac and is substantially less money. If the majority of your work is with a 35mm adapter, it may not be worth shelling out the extra for the H1.

Also, as Steve said, Canon has a history of either lowering the price or offering a really sweet rebate a few months before offering a new replacement model. The FS-C rebate seems like it fits perfectly into Canon's SOP.
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Old October 24th, 2007, 06:41 PM   #7
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I agree about the A1 if you are looking for a handheld camera.

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Old October 24th, 2007, 10:55 PM   #8
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Oh iight cool. My last question is...is there a difference in the picture quality of the 3 cameras?
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Old October 25th, 2007, 10:36 AM   #9
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If you are recording to tape, there shouldn't be any difference.
They have the same senciors, same lens. (fixed or detachable)
If you want to contact someone who is really up on the g1, go to
http://pinelakefilms.com/

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Old October 25th, 2007, 11:11 AM   #10
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There is a difference in how the presets work between the a/g1 and h1. And with some adapters like the letus you don't use the camera lens on the H1 so there may be a difference in image look (not better or worse, just different).
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