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Old November 15th, 2004, 09:00 AM   #1486
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Basically don't use LP for any serious work and it is a pretty good
assumption that this is causing your problems.
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Old November 15th, 2004, 03:22 PM   #1487
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XL1S Issue

I am experiencing an intermittent problem with my XL1S. While in record mode, picture in viewfinder will jump/jerk briefly with intermittent white horizontal lines then go completely black including no timecode. However, I still am able to pickup sound. The only way to recover is to turn camera off. If I turn the camera off and wait a couple of minutes it works fine for 10 to 15 minutes then reoccurs. Camera is only 3 months old.
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Old November 16th, 2004, 04:48 AM   #1488
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Hello Mike and welcome to DVInfo.net!

Which viewfinder do you have? The stock color LCD or the black
and white CRT one? Are you sure the cable from the viewfinder
to the body is properly connected?

Since the camera is only 3 months old I presume you still have
warranty on the camera? If so (and the cable is secure) it is
best to send the camera to Canon to see what is wrong (or get
the company you bought it from to exchange it).

Did you apply for the XL1 owner's club? Try contacting them/Canon
and see what they have to say.
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Old November 16th, 2004, 08:28 AM   #1489
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I have a color viewfinder. I have rechecked my cable connections and they appear fine. I also cleaned the camera with a canon cleaning tape in hopes maybe it is something simple.

I will retest unit and if still experiencing problem will contact Canon about repairs.
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Old November 16th, 2004, 01:29 PM   #1490
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EF 24-70mm f/2.8L with XL1/XL1S/XL2

Hello,

I wanted to know if anyone has used the Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L USM lens with the XL1, or XL1S, or XL2? If so, were there any issues/problems with using this lens or did it work really well? This lens does not have Image Stabilization, do you need the EF lens to have image stabilization when using it with a Canon XL1, XL1s, or XL2? Does the image stabilization from a 35mm lens still operate when used on a Canon Camcorder?

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Old November 18th, 2004, 07:51 PM   #1491
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ok, how about a place to buy a senheiser 100 g2? BandH is out of stock.
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Old November 19th, 2004, 10:46 AM   #1492
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servicing

i am lucky enough to have access to an XL1 even though I'm a complete novice as my brother's company has one they don't use very often any more
but they don't take care of it (they lost the lens hood, the remote and the shoulder mount). Anyway they've had it for years and they've never had it serviced. Do canon charge a lot of money to get it serviced? Is there much point? Is there a cheaper alternative?
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Old November 20th, 2004, 05:38 AM   #1493
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Will B+W filters work with XL1s lens cap?

I have 3x lens now and need a UV filter to protext it. My Canon fs-72U filters on my 16x lens let me use the XL1s lens cap and I'd like that to be true for the 3x lens.

I can get another Canon kit for around $155 but I only need a UV filter. I see B+W has a filter for around $80.

Anyone know if the XL1s lens cap still work? Is there another brand filter I should look at?

TIA
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Old November 20th, 2004, 04:04 PM   #1494
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I have a number of B+W filters, and they all work just fine with the lens cap.
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Old November 20th, 2004, 04:53 PM   #1495
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Old November 22nd, 2004, 05:23 AM   #1496
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I don't know how much it will cost in the UK (you could maybe try
to ring them up and ask?), but it is a wise thing to do to make
sure the camera is still up to spec. There is no cheaper alternative.
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Old November 24th, 2004, 12:09 PM   #1497
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XL1 External View Problem!

I recently had a multi camera shoot where the XL1 was 1 of 4 cameras feeding video to a switcher. We were not able to keep the viewfinder info (rec., batt., tape count) from being feed to the switcher, therefore; the footage coming from the XL1 was not able to be used. Useless, how frustrating!

What's the trick to keeping the viewfinder info from being feed to an outside source (ie. switcher or monitor)? Thanks.
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Old November 24th, 2004, 12:56 PM   #1498
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You need to use the remote control to disable this on screen
information. ALWAYS carry the remote control (and a printed
copy of the manual)! The precise instructions are in your manual!

On the newer XL1S you could also toggle this on the camera
body itself (ie, without the remote control)
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Old November 24th, 2004, 12:59 PM   #1499
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Old December 2nd, 2004, 03:01 PM   #1500
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XL1 registration

My 1998 XL1 seems to be out of registration, if that's possible. The colors appear to smear and cross each other on some shots. Is it possible for me to align the chips myself and how do I do it? Or is it better to send it in to Canon? Thanks
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