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Canon XL H Series HDV Camcorders
Canon XL H1S (with SDI), Canon XL H1A (without SDI). Also XL H1.


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Old September 3rd, 2011, 11:05 AM   #1
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XL-H1a Just Died

All ready to shoot a wedding, fired up the XL-H1a and what a disaster.

The blue and also the green light come on but no image in the viewfinder. The tape door flips open but the transport doesn't pop up to accept a tape. When you switch the dial to 'Off', the blue and green lights are still lit.

Tried various batteries and mains but all produce same result. Tried all the modes but no image and no tape ejection. Tried disconnecting EVF and mic, removed lens and reattached. Same result.

Any ideas anyone ?
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Old September 3rd, 2011, 11:21 AM   #2
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Re: XL-H1a Just Died

You could try the reset button.
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Old September 3rd, 2011, 11:34 AM   #3
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Re: XL-H1a Just Died

Amazing, its working after a reset.

Good job we had a backup camera to use but now the main one is up and running.
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Old September 5th, 2011, 04:57 PM   #4
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Re: XL-H1a Just Died

Hey - just in case I too need it, where is the reset button? I'm on a plain old early XLH1.

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Old September 5th, 2011, 09:14 PM   #5
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Harry -- it's on the broad side of the hand grip adjacent to the lens. You'll have to remove the lens to access it.
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Old September 5th, 2011, 09:16 PM   #6
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Thanks very much for the info, Chris.

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Old September 6th, 2011, 02:01 AM   #7
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Great! Never saw this button.
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Old September 12th, 2011, 09:47 AM   #8
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Re: XL-H1a Just Died

I had no idea this existed, but was very relieved it actually got the camera working again. Still a nagging doubt in my mind though as to what put the camera in the 'suspended' state in the first place, but just glad its up and running again.
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