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Old July 29th, 2006, 07:27 AM   #1
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Disengaging Auto-turnoff on XL1

hello, I am wondering if there is any way to turn off the auto turn-off feature like with the xl2 (and I think with the xl1s) so I can record to a laptop via firewire and not have the camera turn off every few minutes. (sorry if this sound fairly dumb)


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Old July 29th, 2006, 11:26 AM   #2
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This feature has annoyed me so very frequently that I can't even say. There is no way to turn it off.

However, recently I was setting up shots with the Xl1 and I didn't have a tape in it. I was just using it to see what things would look like in the monitor. Amazingly, it never turned off. All I can think is that not having a tape in it changes things. If so, that might for firewire recording also. Try it.

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Old July 29th, 2006, 11:37 AM   #3
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hello, I am wondering if there is any way to turn off the auto turn-off feature like with the xl2 (and I think with the xl1s) so I can record to a laptop via firewire and not have the camera turn off every few minutes. (sorry if this sound fairly dumb)


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Go into the VCR settings menu "Power Save" and set it from "Shut Off" to "VCR Stop." The camera will move the tape away from the heads to save wear, but it ready to go when you hit record. It will stay on.

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Old July 29th, 2006, 01:55 PM   #4
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Hmm, thanks Barry I'm going to try that now. Mike, I think your talking about the XL1S, cause my XL1 doesn't have a power save option when I press menu in vcr mode. I am going to see if imovie will record without the camera record (I've had this happen once). Thank you both for the help
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Old July 29th, 2006, 03:46 PM   #5
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Hmm, thanks Barry I'm going to try that now. Mike, I think your talking about the XL1S, cause my XL1 doesn't have a power save option when I press menu in vcr mode. I am going to see if imovie will record without the camera record (I've had this happen once). Thank you both for the help
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