New to XL-1 s...questions. at DVinfo.net

Go Back   DV Info Net > Canon EOS / MXF / AVCHD / HDV / DV Camera Systems > Canon HDV and DV Camera Systems > Canon XL and GL Series DV Camcorders > Canon XL1S / XL1 Watchdog

Canon XL1S / XL1 Watchdog
Can't find it on the XL1 Watchdog site? Discuss it here.


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old November 12th, 2001, 09:14 PM   #1
Regular Crew
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Location: Surprise, Arizona
Posts: 143
New to XL-1 s...questions.

Have shot the GL-1 over the last year+ and have been generally happy with its performance. Looked for a second camera and decided to get a couple more features and purchase the XL-1s. Couple questions for long time users.

- Audio servo noise: Can hear the servo action during zoom. The Mic is resonable, just need a better holder. There is another mic adapter listed in the accessories, any comments?

- What setup level adjustment do you use to shoot 7.5 black? Seems +3 steps is about right, but I have an okay software waveform.

- ND Filters: On the GL-1, had to use a .9ND filter with the on camera ND to shoot in the 5.6 range in Arizona sun. Shot a bit today and seems the on Camera ND throws in more than a couple steps. Any comments, help? Was shooting 5.6, 1/60 just fine.

- Any other tips and tricks I should know off hand?

I have never seen anyone do a true side by side comparison of the XL-1 and GL-1, so as time permits I will try to post some observations. Shooting today, given good lighting and proper setup, I am still very impressed with the GL-1 quaility. Will have more to say after a shoot this weekend.

Thanks for the help/comments/thoughts in advance.
__________________
Michael Rosenberger
Sure I'll shoot your wedding, for two million dollars.
Michael Rosenberger is offline   Reply With Quote
Old November 20th, 2001, 08:01 AM   #2
Obstreperous Rex
 
Join Date: Jan 2001
Location: San Marcos, TX
Posts: 26,900
Images: 513
Howdy from Texas,

I'm qualified to address only a couple of your questions:

<< Audio servo noise: Can hear the servo action during zoom. The Mic is resonable, just need a better holder. There is another mic adapter listed in the accessories, any comments? >>

The three LightWave Systems accessories are an absolute must. They are required by law. Read about each in the Articles section of the Watchdog.

<< Any other tips and tricks I should know off hand? >>

See the User Tips page on the Watchdog. Hope this helps,
__________________
CH

Search DV Info Net | DV Info Net Sponsors | A Decade (+5) of DVi | ...Tuesday is Soylent Green Day!
Chris Hurd is offline   Reply
Reply

DV Info Net refers all where-to-buy and where-to-rent questions exclusively to these trusted full line dealers and rental houses...

Professional Video
(800) 833-4801
Portland, OR

B&H Photo Video
(866) 521-7381
New York, NY

Z.G.C.
(973) 335-4460
Mountain Lakes, NJ

Abel Cine Tech
(888) 700-4416
N.Y. NY & L.A. CA

Precision Camera
(800) 677-1023
Austin, TX

DV Info Net also encourages you to support local businesses and buy from an authorized dealer in your neighborhood.
  You are here: DV Info Net > Canon EOS / MXF / AVCHD / HDV / DV Camera Systems > Canon HDV and DV Camera Systems > Canon XL and GL Series DV Camcorders > Canon XL1S / XL1 Watchdog

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

 



Google
 

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 09:51 PM.


DV Info Net -- Real Names, Real People, Real Info!
1998-2017 The Digital Video Information Network