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Old May 30th, 2011, 08:27 AM   #1
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Need footage taken off tape with a Canon camera

Hi, I have several tapes that were recorded on an XL-H1 (I don't have one) and I need the footage off them asap. I have tried the tapes in a JVC video camera and it does not see the footage.

I live in Basingstoke, Hampshire and will travel a reasonable distance to get to where you are...
Of course I will pay for the privilege too... so anyone got an XL-H1 (will any other canon HDV do it?) and who is prepared to sit with me over a coffee and biscuits while my footage winds in. I'll bring a hard drive to transfer it.
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Old May 30th, 2011, 08:40 AM   #2
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Just so you know you can broaden your net a bit - any Canon XLH1 / XHA1 / HV series should work.
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Old May 30th, 2011, 09:09 AM   #3
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That's much appreciated, It opens up the opportunities for more responses - I hope!

Thanks Simon..
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Old May 30th, 2011, 03:49 PM   #4
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Re: Need footage taken off tape with a Canon camera

Hi, Dave.............

Depending on what mode they were shot in, you may be able to increase the catchment area further.

If they are standard 50i HDV, any 1440/ 1920 HDV camera out there (the JVC's are 720) will do the job, so Canon not neccesary.

If they're shot in Canon 25f mode, a Canon 25f capable camera will be needed.


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Old May 30th, 2011, 07:30 PM   #5
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Hi Chris
Thanks for the input. Its getting more intriguing, for I shot the footage on a Canon XL-H1 that I no longer own. It was always set to HD 1080i / 50 so hopefully someone in the Basingstoke / Hampshire area may like to make some money out of pulling the footage off for me..

Thanks Chris - I have mad a not of the fact it maybe not essential to be a Canon.

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Old May 30th, 2011, 10:51 PM   #6
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I have played back XL-H1 1080i footage on a Sony handycam (HC3).

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Old May 31st, 2011, 04:01 AM   #7
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A Canon HV 20/30/40 will do it, Ron
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Old May 31st, 2011, 07:50 AM   #8
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Folks I'm loving these replies, thank you all - it means that many of you understand my plight.

As the list of possible / probable pieces of kit that could accomplish the transfer grows - the chances of finding someone not too far away - who WILL help me (for a fee of course) also improve.

Does anyone have these pieces of kit in Southern England or an HDV deck - that I can come and transfer some footage from tape to a hard drive - I will be paying of course!

The other thought I hadn't investigated was "are there HDV decks for hire generally" - I'll now go look!

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Old June 5th, 2011, 09:01 PM   #9
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I've gotten 24f footage off of a tape (that no canon camera could read) using a sony hdv deck the m-10u, don't know how they work in the pal world but it might work out.
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Old June 14th, 2011, 12:09 PM   #10
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Have you tried calling your local camera dealer to see if you can rent a compatible camera? It might be the easiest wat to go. Good luck.
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