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Old March 2nd, 2006, 03:52 PM   #1
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seems to me there is a hole in the canon lineup that could be met by a 5-6K hdv cam without some of the broadcast features. Any comments?
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Old March 2nd, 2006, 04:06 PM   #2
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Once you've spent the dollars on the engineering and tooling costs there's not much to be saved bypulling bits off, if anything your costs might go up.
Sony do this with the Z1 and FX1 but they're built by different divisions.
With the XL H1 how much do you think removing two BNC sockets and half an I.C. is going to save? $5 maybe. How much is the cost of new drawings, parts lists and storage space going to add? $10.
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Old March 2nd, 2006, 06:04 PM   #3
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I think, if Canon will launch a new HDV cam it will be in the XM-series (or GL-series in the States) - a XM/GL3 with HDV! I really (rather) hope that Canon will give us some new lenses for the H1.
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Old March 4th, 2006, 11:35 AM   #4
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Keep in mind that Canon Video has never introduced a new camcorder at NAB. That's not their show. They always take a back seat to Canon Broadcast at NAB. I would be very surprised if Canon Video broke from tradition and announced a new camcorder at NAB. That's never happened before, and the recent past is always a very good guage of the near future.
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Old March 8th, 2006, 10:02 AM   #5
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Seems like a longshot I guess. I hate to leave Canon XL after owning 3 but the 10K price tag is too rich for my blood.
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Old March 8th, 2006, 01:37 PM   #6
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It'd be neat if they came out with an even HIGHER-end XL-type camera that uses a new lense mount. But then we're going into Area 51 territory. But seriously, I wouldn't count on any new cameras at NAB, unless they want to show lenses or something.

I don't know, does Canon announce lenses at least at NAB?
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Old March 8th, 2006, 02:26 PM   #7
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Can you get free stuff at NAB? Magnets, pens, rulers?
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Old March 8th, 2006, 02:30 PM   #8
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How about an XL H2!!!
Following xl2 tradition - progressive ccds, better low light, less noise, less CA(with the new lens), 60p recording(this one's not exactly and xl2 feature), much higher latitude and...and...well then I wake up with my foot in the fish tank.
...and don't even have fish.
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Old March 8th, 2006, 02:50 PM   #9
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I think that Canon should make some new lenses to fit the H1 (especially wide angle) before thinking of uprating or down-grading the original body.
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Old March 8th, 2006, 02:50 PM   #10
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Yeah, you can get some free stationary at some booths, I don't remember if Canon had stuff at their booths last year. I know they sure as pancakes had brochures left and right though! =)
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An HD 3X Lens for me please!
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Old March 8th, 2006, 08:05 PM   #12
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At least, if Canon doesnt plan to release new HD lenses, they should release a firmware update to let us use the SD lenses without the 10 second warning...
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Old March 9th, 2006, 03:43 AM   #13
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Yeah, you can get some free stationary at some booths, I don't remember if Canon had stuff at their booths last year. I know they sure as pancakes had brochures left and right though! =)
Canon might as well be handing out pencils since they won't have anything else to show people.
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Old March 9th, 2006, 07:52 AM   #14
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The broadcast division usually has new lenses to show at NAB. It's their biggest event of the year.
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Old March 9th, 2006, 10:36 AM   #15
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Chris I read somewhere that Goodmorning America uses Sony Z1's for there show. Maybe Canon broadcasting will come out with something (GL3 maybe) to try and compete! Just a thought.

But your probably right they won't.
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