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Old July 1st, 2002, 07:04 AM   #406
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Only if the VCR (or other device) has IEEE-1394 (aka firewire) output.
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Old July 1st, 2002, 12:03 PM   #407
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XL1 rental in Central Fl?

Hello all,
I have found myself in a desperate situation... Again. I have several shoots on the 3rd and 4th, all of which will require two cameras. I am stuck with just my Gl1 at the moment. Does anyone know where I could lease/rent/borrow another Canon in Orlando or the beaches?
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Old July 2nd, 2002, 09:37 AM   #408
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Horizantal lines on recorded image

I bought a XL1s camera recently. I dont know what causes this. But there are 6 horizantal gray lines on recorded image. They are equally spaced between recorded image. It looks like an effect but was not able to fix it. The previous recorded images are Ok. But the new ones have the same problem. Can anybody please help me?
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Old July 2nd, 2002, 11:05 AM   #409
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Sounds like dirty heads, or you've switched tape brands. Even new cameras can use a head cleaning. Get a head cleaning cassette and run it for maybe five seconds at the most. Also, don't switch tape brands... choose either Sony or Panasonic, and never switch back and forth without first cleaning the heads.
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Old July 3rd, 2002, 04:49 AM   #410
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Try to white balance with a green filter (foam or gel or what it's called -Transparent plastic for lightning). Probably better than doing it in post. Go with 1/2 green gel. Personally I like the green tone much. But in movies that is.




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Old July 11th, 2002, 11:27 AM   #411
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Old July 12th, 2002, 10:30 AM   #412
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PortaBrace Softcase

I am HAPY, HAPPY, HAPPY with my Portabrace soft case for my XL-1. Zero complaints!!
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Old July 12th, 2002, 05:38 PM   #413
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Which model case are you using? I have a Tamrac bag that is good, but I'm looking for something bigger.
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Old July 13th, 2002, 08:40 AM   #414
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Tamrac has two bags for the XL1. The original was a bit tight with the MA-100 mounted, but works and is what I use. They released a second somewhat larger bag a year later which I have not used, but which should be a good value.
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Old July 14th, 2002, 11:21 AM   #415
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Mounting a wireless receiver on the NEB50XL

I'm considering buying the NEB50XL and was wondering if it would be possible to velcro a small wireless receiver to the battery plate, next to the battery holder. I really don't need XLR connectors and from what I read the MA-200 isn't that great of a sholder support. Seems a waste to buy it just to mount a wireless receiver. Since the Nebtek would occupy the shoe, just wondering what my options are as far as receiver mounting.
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Old July 14th, 2002, 03:48 PM   #416
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Eject tape error message

Hey All,

I've owned my trusty XL1 now for over 4 years, but just today I
have been getting a lot of eject tape errors. These usually came
after waiting in pause for a couple of minutes, then when I'd hit record,
the message appears. This happened about 10 times in the course
of a 3 hour shoot. Could it be the tape? I don't think it is moisture as
the day wasn't all that hot or humid. It happened about a week previous
a couple of times.

It may be time for my wonderful old work horse to go into Canon,
but I'd thought I'd post my experience, and ask if anyone else out
there has had this problem, and if so, how you resolved it?
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Old July 14th, 2002, 05:55 PM   #417
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Jacques, I'd say it's a job for Canon Service.
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Old July 14th, 2002, 07:58 PM   #418
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The MA 200 works just fine in my opinion. I use the 4 channels it provides occasionaly and attach both the CH-910 dual battery adapter and my mic pre amp/phantom power supply and have a Lectrosonic receiver velcroed to the supply. This combination redistributes the weight quite nicely off the arm, to the shoulder. I wouldn't say you could run with this, but that's not my goal. It does provide a comfortable platform to hold and shot with for minutes, with very little discomfort, or movement.

If you don't need XLR connectors and shoulder mounting is not that important consider velcroing the receiver to the handle. There is a post here on somewhere. Or attach the receiver to your belt.

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Old July 16th, 2002, 07:32 PM   #419
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Azden SGM 1x or SGM 2x?

Im looking to buy a supercardoid microhpone for a small sum of money. Ive narrowed my choices to two Azden models, the SGM 1x and 2x. I dont need an XLR box, as I had a friend build one for me. Anyway...I want a directional microphone that I can mount on the camera and get good clear sound with. The SGM 1x isnt as long as the full length 2x (11.8 inches compared to 16 inches) I know both will give me good sound, and the 2x will be a bit more directional than the 1x, but will the 2x look ridiculously long mounted on my VX-2000? If I get the 2x, will I really use the Omni capsule that much? Any advice on this tough decision would be appreciated. Here is a link to some specs; http://www.azdencorp.com/shotgun.html
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Old July 16th, 2002, 07:53 PM   #420
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Actually more folks in the VX2000 forum are likely have a better idea as to how it will look on a VX2000 then the lurkers here in the XL1 forums.
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