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Old September 8th, 2003, 08:51 AM   #916
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Never heard of that before... sounds like a near-death battery going through some final spasms.
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Old September 8th, 2003, 09:18 AM   #917
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Those batteries will normally discharge over the course of a month. After about a month or so they are seriously expended and will need to be recharged before use.

If the battery was really old there is no telling how much capacity remained.

P.S. Don't forget about replacing the button too.
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Old September 9th, 2003, 10:08 AM   #918
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Nothing is wrong. You are getting an interlaced image which is
looking jagged on a computer screen whenever something is
moving in the frame or the camera itself is moving. I'd shoot with
frame mode if I was you. If you really want to shoot interlaced
and later de-interlace I don't think Premiere's standard
de-interlace routines will suffice (as you have found out). Do
a search on this site with words like deinterlace or interlacing
and you'll quickly find tips on how to get rid of that.
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Old September 10th, 2003, 04:45 PM   #919
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XL1 not recognizing tape - help!

I'm a student, and completely new to the XL1, I just got my hands on it today to tape a project. Unforunetally, the camera won't recognize any of my tapes. They fit into the bay just fine, but no timecode shows up on my readouts, and the red blinking "no tape" icon still appears.

I've tried 4 different Fujifilm miniDV tapes.
I'm up against a deadline here, anyone know what's going on?

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Old September 10th, 2003, 07:00 PM   #920
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Okay, problem solved. I didn't realize you had to push the bay door in before the other door. Newb panic over.
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Old September 10th, 2003, 09:47 PM   #921
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XL1S time lapse and slow motion

Is there a way to film time lapse and/or slow mo using the
XL1S?
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Old September 10th, 2003, 10:56 PM   #922
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No, but you can do it in post with decent results.

I would suggest to stay away from the FRAME mode if you want good slowmotion.

I use Vegas 4.0 and have decent results with both slowmotion and Timelapse video.

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Old September 11th, 2003, 07:07 AM   #923
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You can do timelapse with the XL1s, not slowmotion indeed.
Timelapse (or interval recording) is described on page 63 in the
english manual.
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Old September 13th, 2003, 02:03 PM   #924
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XL1S + GL2 Footage Together

Hey all,

I know a couple of productions have used both an XL1S and a GL2. My question is, is the footage that is produced from each camera capable of being edited together with minimal correction needed to make them seamless? Or as close to seamless as possible. : )

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Old September 14th, 2003, 11:45 AM   #925
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Yes, it should be fairly easy to combine them. Just make sure theiy're color balanced as closely as possible initially, and that you're not in extreme lighting conditions (because they might perform differently). You'll probably have to color correct a bit (some say the XL1s is usually warmer than the GL2, while the GL2 has better performance in certain colors, for example), but with a good three-wheel color corrector it should be a piece of cake.
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Old September 14th, 2003, 12:17 PM   #926
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Thanks Peter!
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Old September 17th, 2003, 01:06 AM   #927
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XL1 Beeping

Thanks in advance!!!! I filmed a wedding on a XL1s and went to capture the footage in FCP4 as I have many times before. I kept getting a beeping noise, (the same sound as when audio is not rendered in FCP). I went back to my camera and listened through the head phones and all is well when IM recording on MIC Level, but when I listen in VCR Mode (or Audio 1 Mode hooked into a deck), I get the Beeping again. I can't seem to get rid of it. Any suggestion's for the camera settings or what might be the problem? Thanks again David
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Old September 17th, 2003, 02:39 AM   #928
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Outdoor Mic advise needed

OK,
I shoot remote controlled helis mostly for DVD authoring. Here is a sample trailer of the type of filming that I do. Very specific, there is a trailer link on the following page:

http://www.wademcgeetradingcompany.com/dvdpage1.html

This is not meant for advertisement, just for reference. At any rate I am outdoors and the stock mic is actually gettting the job done fairly well, accuracy is not all that important. However I am picking up a ton of wind noise. Can I get away with just a windscreen or should I get a new mic??? I do have the SLR adapter already, just for reference. Any advice would be greatly appreciated. If a windscreen is enough, where do you suggest getting it?

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Old September 17th, 2003, 04:29 AM   #929
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Wasn't able to see the clip -- you might want to post it as a Quicktime or Real Player for Mac folks -- but I can guess that if you're having a problem with wind you will need a good windscreen.

Check out Lightwave systems and see if they might have a furry windscreen available for your rig. These windscreens are very effective at eliminating wind noise, even in gusty conditions.

http://www.lightwavesystems.com/

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Old September 17th, 2003, 07:04 AM   #930
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Thanks Dean,
Just ordered one. Found them for $105.00, which is pretty good from what I researched. I think this will harness the problem. Whatever is left should be able to be squashed with the EQ or Noise Reduction Filter in Vegas.

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