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Old April 3rd, 2005, 05:32 PM   #16
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XL1s total hour usage.

Just wondering if there is a way to check the total logged hours on a XL1s.

Sorry for post. I checked the manual and searched this forum.

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Old April 3rd, 2005, 08:21 PM   #17
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I think you can't, sorry.
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Old April 3rd, 2005, 08:22 PM   #18
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I seem to recall canon can do this in service, but it's not a 'user accessable' feature.
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Old April 3rd, 2005, 09:48 PM   #19
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Then I quess that's a darn good reason why its not in the manual.

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Old April 6th, 2005, 02:06 AM   #20
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Sorry but Canon chooses not to reveal this information.
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Old February 5th, 2006, 04:49 PM   #21
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Checking hours on an xl1

Is there a way to check the hours on an xl1? I am looking at buying one, but he has no clue how many hours on the camera. When i did some shots, the footage was amazing. I would just like to know if there is a way to tell the hours.

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Old February 5th, 2006, 05:12 PM   #22
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I have not ever seen this on any consumer accessible menu.

Since the cam is at least 5 years old, you might demand a checkup at a Canon location and inspect the drum and heads. These are frequent candidates for replacement to the tune of up to 900 bucks....
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Old February 5th, 2006, 05:41 PM   #23
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Old July 21st, 2006, 03:27 PM   #24
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Reading Hours on Camera

Is there a way using the remote (or other means) to be able to find out how many hours of head use on the XL1?
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Old July 21st, 2006, 04:10 PM   #25
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None of the XL cameras have a customer accessible hours meter. There may be something the factory knows, but it's never been revealed if that's true.

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Old July 21st, 2006, 04:15 PM   #26
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OK, thanks....
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Old September 21st, 2006, 04:04 PM   #27
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I just dropped my XL-1 off at canon for the yearly cleaning...they said they can tell me what the hours are. Now with that said, how many hours are considered a lot???
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Old September 22nd, 2006, 05:20 AM   #28
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If you can find out how they do it, let us know.
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Old September 26th, 2006, 07:59 PM   #29
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Sorry, no luck.

When I dropped the camera off at canon, I was told that there is an internal meter and that they can provide the hours while it's being serviced (routine cleaning). BUT, when I picked it up there was no hours provided. The girl simply said "oh, they did everything else, but didn't provide the requested hours". SOOOO, I have a feeling that she didn't know what she was talking about when she told that they can provide that information.

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Old February 5th, 2007, 02:55 PM   #30
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Statistics on camera usage

Is there a way where I could quickly see how many hours of filming the xL1s has (OPERATION, DRUM RUN, TAPE RUN, THREADING) ?

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What about a GL2 is this also possible ?
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