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Old September 24th, 2003, 06:22 AM   #946
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Talk with your dealer about an exchange. What you're seeing isn't normal.
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Old September 24th, 2003, 10:53 AM   #947
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Can you post an audio sample or email a short clip?
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Old September 25th, 2003, 03:55 PM   #948
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If the output of the wireless is - 6dBm, connect it to the Audio1 input jack, from the menu be sure the Audio1 input is set to line (that is the default seting) and be sure the switch behind the door is set to the Audio1 setting. You can use manual or AGC as you wish.

Note that the -6 dBm output is probably too high for the MA-100/200, and for sure is too high for the mic jack
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Old September 26th, 2003, 09:16 PM   #949
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Azden WR2-PRO

Sometime ago I asked this forum how I could use my current Azden WR2-PrO wireless [mono]with my Xl1s....The answers were good and I went to Radio Shack and thought I had the right components.....but the wireless still would not work..... following carefully the audio instructions... slide the imput switch to "mike" Audio 1 RCA jacks and "nothing" happened.
I went back to Radio Shack and this time talked to the manager.....It took him but a couple of minutes to go and find the correct components....Here they are in case anyone else has the problerm I had. Mono to Mono Shielded Plug Adapter #274-871
and a 4-inch Shielded Y-Adapter Audio Cable #42-2535. That did it.....my wireless equipment works perfectly....

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Old September 27th, 2003, 01:50 PM   #950
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Wide capturing wireless audio...

I'm looking for a quality wireless to use with my XL1s capable up picking up multiple speakers or small stage productions. Is there such a beast?

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Old September 27th, 2003, 08:17 PM   #951
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For best quality, uneless the speaker are within a couple feet of each other, your best bet is to mic each separately which can mean separate systems.

However, in the modest cost range the Azden WR-22 Pro receiver does support two mics on one system.

For voice the mic should be with in a couple feet of the talent for decent sound. If more than a few feet you start to get that in-a-tunnel sound.
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Old September 28th, 2003, 05:34 AM   #952
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Firewire output

I am just about to get a firewire and do some editing at home and have got a query for you.

I am going to edit a piece that will need to be output to VHS - probably about 20 copies of about 90 mins long. I have no access to a DV player and would not like to use all these hours rolling the mater from my XL1s, bo I was wondering if it is possible to take the piece straight from the computer (Avid Xpress DV) via firewire to the XL1s and use the phono plugs into a VHS. In this way, there would be no need to roll tape except for in the VHS itself, but I'm not sure if it would work.

Has anyone got any experience of this at all or is there another way I can work around it.

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Old September 28th, 2003, 06:19 AM   #953
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Hi Jon

Yes you can go directly to VHS from your computer by using your XL1s as a converter.

The video signal goes to your camera via fire wire as a digital signal, the camera converts the signal and sends the analogue signal trough the RCA video and audio plugs on the back of the XL1s to the VHS machines.

The XL1s does not have to be in record mode to do this.

I use Final Cut Pro and do this quite often without any problems, I simply export my video to tape without using the record function on the XL1s and have the signal pass trough the RCA plugs to the VHS machine.

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Old September 28th, 2003, 06:49 AM   #954
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All I would add is use S-video cable if your XL1 and VCR have it. The image quality is sufficiently better to make it a habit. Some people confuse S-VHS with S-Video. The latter is just a different connector, not a different and less compatible tape format.

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Old September 28th, 2003, 05:27 PM   #955
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XL1 Pic

Many people wonder how the XL1 can look. I knew I did before I got it. Well, let me post a picture!

Some post processing, but not much at all, just a little tweaking.
and true dof.

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Old September 28th, 2003, 05:52 PM   #956
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Hi Andreas,

What do you mean by "true DOF"?

Is "true DOF" the name of a plugin or process you applied to the image? Or do you mean to say that the image accurately reflects the depth of field achieved by the standard XL1 lens?
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Old September 28th, 2003, 06:47 PM   #957
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I mean to say that the image accuratley reflects the dof achived by the standard 16x lens.

So didn't fake it in any way.
(like applying blur to the background)
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Old October 2nd, 2003, 11:53 AM   #958
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Really like your XL1S? Get the screensaver!

Howdy from Texas,

Download the official Canon XL1S screensaver directly from Canon USA, and your computer will dream about the camcorder whenever it goes to sleep. A very nice, slick freebie from CUSA. Check it out!
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Old October 3rd, 2003, 09:56 PM   #959
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The sports wallpaper looks pretty dodgy, especially the circa 1980's snowboard picture. You'd think Canon could come up with something a little more up-to-date.
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Old October 3rd, 2003, 09:59 PM   #960
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The heck with the wallpaper -- I'm diggin' the undersea-themed screensaver!
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