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Old May 29th, 2002, 09:38 AM   #331
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XL1 On Screen Dispaly Problems

Hi

I am having problems removing the on screen display on the XL1 without the remote control as I think the IR is dead, does anyone know of a way to do this??

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Old May 29th, 2002, 10:14 AM   #332
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On the original XL1 (not the newer XL1S), there are only three ways to toggle the on-screen display on or off:

1. Using the wireless remote control that came with the camera,

2. Using the Canon ZR-1000 wired remote controller,

3. Using the VariZoom VZ-Pro-LX wired remore controller.

It can't be done on the camera itself. See my FAQ at www.dvinfo.net/xl1faq.htm under "The EVF display appears on my monitor. How do I get rid of it?" -- hope this helps,
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Old May 29th, 2002, 10:51 AM   #333
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thanks a lot...for the answer and the rule
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Old May 29th, 2002, 07:55 PM   #334
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How do I work this?

So heres what happened.
Went to this trade show called e3. Had some sorry 8mm Camcorder with me to cover the show from a media standpoint. well um, that doesn't work to well. So I decided that for next year, we would go Big, because we have a huge audience. We will have Video and all kinds from next years show.

Back to the point though. We sprang out and we have an XL1s coming to us. Over the months we will get the feel for it covering other events and doing basic things to learn the camera before we use it in a real real professional manner.

The audio question comes in that when the next show (or any event) comes around I will need some pretty good audio. It's going to be pretty loud all around me, and I need to upgrade the audio stuff so that I can hear who I am interviewing, I think I need a directional mic. I'm new to all this, I wanna be able to record with great audio, and edit on my laptop.

What types of software and things will I need for Audio, and if you have some video tips, throw them in for me too.

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Old May 29th, 2002, 11:20 PM   #335
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Zebra lines to 95 ire

Ok, i can live with the 95 ire setting. How do i make them appear on the eyepiece.
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Old May 30th, 2002, 01:25 AM   #336
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Old May 30th, 2002, 02:12 AM   #337
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Old May 30th, 2002, 01:25 PM   #338
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Can I Test Your PAL XL1s ?

Hi everyone,

I'm looking to run some test shoots with a PAL XL1s with my mini35 adapter. So if you live in the California Bay Area region and are willing to combine forces, we should talk. I'd like to shoot test charts and do some general shooting. It would take only a half a day plus it's nice to meet others in your area.

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Old May 30th, 2002, 02:39 PM   #339
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How do i work this??

How do I work this?
So heres what happened.
Went to this trade show called e3. Had some sorry 8mm Camcorder with me to cover the show from a media standpoint. well um, that doesn't work to well. So I decided that for next year, we would go Big, because we have a huge audience. We will have Video and all kinds from next years show.

Back to the point though. We sprang out and we have an XL1s coming to us. Over the months we will get the feel for it covering other events and doing basic things to learn the camera before we use it in a real real professional manner.

The audio question comes in that when the next show (or any event) comes around I will need some pretty good audio. It's going to be pretty loud all around me, and I need to upgrade the audio stuff so that I can hear who I am interviewing, I think I need a directional mic. I'm new to all this, I wanna be able to record with great audio, and edit on my laptop.

What types of software and things will I need for Audio, and if you have some video tips, throw them in for me too.

Thanks guys


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Old May 30th, 2002, 04:10 PM   #340
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For great interview audio with the XL1, consider adding the MA-100 or MA-200 and an external mic. Wired mics work well for interviews. Some other may have a sugeston as to a good make/model.

In some cases a wireless might be a good choice, if you do not want the camcorder to be teathered to the mic by a cable. Which model depends on your budget. The Samson or Azden UHF models are a moderate price range starting point.
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Old May 31st, 2002, 01:38 AM   #341
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Vari-Zoom update

A short while back I posted a request for info on the Vari-Zoom Stealth and the main gripe from all was one of size.
I searched around and came up with the 'Be-Bob'.
At roughly the same cost as the VZ I cant fault it, its absolutely superb. It has a centre rocker that fits the thumb nicely and three buttons that fit nicely under the tip of the thumb. My first impression was one of size, as its not that big, but I've had no probs using it, although my thumb is not the most delicate.
There's a web-site at www.bebob.de and is available in the UK from www.hpreston.co.uk
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Old May 31st, 2002, 03:49 AM   #342
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I'm absoutely no audio specialist or something. But I know there
are directional microphones on the market that (mostly) pick up
only the audio where your point it at (ie not the surrounding).

A good video/audio shop should be able to give you some
information regarding this subject.
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Old May 31st, 2002, 12:36 PM   #343
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I went to school for all of this about three years ago. But I've been out of the loop. I shoot on DVC Pro for work but I dont really know what I should be looking for for my own Proffesional Grade camera. I have heard good things about the XL1 but I need to know why it is good. Could some one help me out?
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Old May 31st, 2002, 08:49 PM   #344
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If the VariZoom Stealth is too small, they have several other models in various sizes. My favorite is the VZ-PG-L. See www.varizoom.com
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Old May 31st, 2002, 08:59 PM   #345
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Justin, ZGC is here at ShowBiz Expo and I'll speak to them on your behalf about getting a loaner out to you. Considering this is for one of their products, it shouldn't be too difficult, just a matter of scheduling as this is a busy month.

Hopefully you can find somebody locally, but if not, let me know.
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