XL1S doesn't recognize tape 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 February 11th, 2003, 05:52 PM   #1
Regular Crew
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Golden, CO
Posts: 43
XL1S doesn't recognize tape

Well, Bummer. I finally got my XL1S after much delay. I finally got my tapes. I finally read the manual enough to feel ready to start my first filming. But the camera "says" I don't have a tape loaded even though I do.

I am using Panasonic AY-DVM63PQ miniDV tapes. I have made sure that the Save/Record tab is in the Record position. I have made sure that the tape is properly seated in the cassette compartment. I have tried two different tapes. I have the power turned to Easy Recording. I still get the flashing red crossed out cassette symbol in the viewfinder that tells me I don't have a tape loaded.

Any ideas?
__________________
Steve
Steve Clodfelter is offline   Reply With Quote
Old February 11th, 2003, 07:27 PM   #2
RED Code Chef
 
Join Date: Oct 2001
Location: Holland
Posts: 12,514
Did you close the inner (metallic) door as well as the outer (plastic) door?
__________________

Rob Lohman, visuar@iname.com
DV Info Wrangler & RED Code Chef

Join the DV Challenge | Lady X

Search DVinfo.net for quick answers | Buy from the best: DVinfo.net sponsors
Rob Lohman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old February 11th, 2003, 07:32 PM   #3
Regular Crew
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Golden, CO
Posts: 43
That was the answer! Thanks much!

(Boy, do I feel like an idiot.)
__________________
Steve
Steve Clodfelter is offline   Reply With Quote
Old February 11th, 2003, 07:40 PM   #4
RED Code Chef
 
Join Date: Oct 2001
Location: Holland
Posts: 12,514
It happens to the best of us... Don't worry, the XL1 can be an
intimidating machine.

To let you in on a little secret: I have my camera for over a year
now. The other day I was trying to get 4 channel audio to work.
But I could not get any signal on the second stereo channel.
Next day I saw a small connector on the side: audio 2
Perhaps it would have been better if I had put my audio cables
in there...

Oh well...
__________________

Rob Lohman, visuar@iname.com
DV Info Wrangler & RED Code Chef

Join the DV Challenge | Lady X

Search DVinfo.net for quick answers | Buy from the best: DVinfo.net sponsors
Rob Lohman 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 09:07 PM.


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