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Old February 28th, 2003, 06:59 AM   #91
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Bob, the flashing CP2 message indicates that you have selected Custom Preset #2 but it has not been activated. Press the Custom Preset Select Switch (second button from bottom behind red sliding door) to select the desired preset or to turn presets off completely. Use the Custom Preset On/Off switch (bottom button behind red sliding door) to activate the selected preset. This is explained on page 70 in the NTSC manual but I don't know about the PAL version.
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Old March 3rd, 2003, 06:25 PM   #92
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CP2 Flashing Fixed

Thanks Ed.
It was in the PAL manual (Page 68).
Those cycling menus get me all the time.

Thanks again.

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Old April 10th, 2003, 06:49 PM   #93
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Black Bars in viewfinder

I was wondering if there was an option on either the XL-1 or XL-1S to see the black bars on the top and bottom when shooting in 16:9 mode. Right now it just stretches it. Thanks.
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Old April 10th, 2003, 11:05 PM   #94
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Nope. Sorry.
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Old April 11th, 2003, 10:02 AM   #95
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Get an external monitor that has a Vertical hold knob.

Then you can compress the picture on the monitor and it should look normal and have black bars on top and bottom
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Old April 11th, 2003, 11:35 AM   #96
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ya, I have a monitor that has underscan button that allows me to do that, but for some reason I thought there was an option to do it in the viewfinder. Thanks though.
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Old June 2nd, 2003, 12:27 PM   #97
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Rigging an external monitor through viewfinder out.

What exactly would it take to rig an external monitor through the viewfinder out? Im thinking if I could find the cable used for the viewfinder, then I could experiment with riggin it up. I would very much like to avoid using a viewfinder, as I rarely do run and gun stuff, but I would like to be able to get the zebras on screen. Any input would be awesome.

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Old June 2nd, 2003, 12:58 PM   #98
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Information on the pin-layout can be found here

Be careful if you are going to make cables etc. yourself!
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Old June 2nd, 2003, 01:07 PM   #99
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thanks, ill get to work. Im not sure ill be able to do anything with it, but that is more than I was expecting to get.

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Old June 2nd, 2003, 01:16 PM   #100
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Where did he get the cable? Is it possible to get it from Canon, or is it a standard?

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Old June 2nd, 2003, 01:38 PM   #101
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Quote from the actual article:

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While most of the parts can be found at electronics parts stores, even Radio Shack, the connectors may be difficult to find. The only source I know of is Canon repair parts.
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Old June 2nd, 2003, 01:40 PM   #102
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I found the part. If anyone is interested it is the CVF Cable Assembly part #dg12924 and it costs 31.56. You can order it at 732-521-7230.

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Old June 2nd, 2003, 07:03 PM   #103
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One thing I did not research when I did the article is the output impedance and levels of the signals at the CVF jack. Depending on what you are trying to drive, you may need to buffer them.
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Old June 2nd, 2003, 07:17 PM   #104
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Has anyone actually successfully rigged an external display via the 6-pin EVF output? I would like to see pictures if possible, as I am very interested. Also, has anybody succesfully utilized the RGB out from the 6-pin EVF output? Again, I would love to know!

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Old June 3rd, 2003, 05:08 AM   #105
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Note that the RBG output of the EVF jack is not the video image; it is the various icons (and probably messages) that overlay the image in the EVF.
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