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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 January 25th, 2007, 12:57 AM   #1
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Anton Bauer GoldMount + XLH1

I was wondering if anyone has tried the Goldmount and Anton Bauer Batteries on the XLH1? Does the extra weight make much of a difference with the camera's balance on the shoulder? I've read that the Camera with the stock lens is front heavy.
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Old January 25th, 2007, 02:08 AM   #2
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Since the XLH1 is virtually identical to the XL2 in weight and body design, I will say a definite yes. The AB on the back of the camera helps a lot. If you use the FU-1000 as I was, it adds even more weight to the front of the camera so the AB system really helped out.

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Old January 25th, 2007, 10:28 AM   #3
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If you are going to hand hold the camera the AB on the back is almost mandatory. It makes a huge difference. The camera balances very nicely with the AB on the back. I don't even use the AB battery as a power source, the graphite batteries lasts so long that the AB is just a good balancing act.
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Old January 25th, 2007, 04:44 PM   #4
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I use the Gold Mount, mounted lower than stock (there's a picture of my H1 somewhere in this forum) and it balances very well.. I do have to say that with my home-built shoulder configuration the camera is comfortable with the stock batteries too...

The Gold Mount is nice though, because you can use it to simultaneously power accessories like a monitor, FireStore or LitePanel...

I'm currently shooting some reenactments for a documentary with the RedRock M2, and it's sure nice to be able to power the monitor without needing another power source...
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