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James Sidney August 27th, 2006 04:19 PM

Tone? Touch Focus?
 
Do these cameras have a touch focus feature? I notice they produce colour bars; do they lay down tone as well?

Thanks,

James

Peter Jefferson August 28th, 2006 12:07 AM

by the spec of the units, they can do everything the H1 can do... image wise.. not codec.. thats a differnt ballgame..

as for tone, the tweakbaility of these units is what surprised me, which is why ive decided to migrate from Panasonic gear through to Canon (when considering HD options.. )

from colour, to gamma to DR, these cameras seem to offer everything one might need for almost any situation..

Yasser Kassana August 28th, 2006 05:29 AM

What do you mean by not codec?

Chris Hurd August 28th, 2006 07:23 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by James Sidney
I notice they produce colour bars; do they lay down tone as well?

You're referring to a 1kHz audio tone to go with the color bars as in the XL H1. I'm not sure about this; it's not in any of my notes so I'll try to find out.

Quote:

Do these cameras have a touch focus feature?
Not sure what you mean by this, but if you're referring to a touch-sensitive LCD screen, no it does not.

James Sidney August 28th, 2006 07:32 AM

Thanks Chris,

Yes I'm referring to 1kHz tone. The touch focus I'm referring to is the touch focus button (as on the XL1s) that breifly engages the autofocus while shooting in manual focus mode.

James

Chris Hurd August 28th, 2006 11:57 AM

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Hi James,

Actually that's more commonly referred to as a Push AF button. I'm afraid you'll have to start learning the accepted terms for these things or we'll be forced to send an operative to your house to start breaking fingers until you begin to see things our way.

Anyway, yes it does have a Push AF button. I made a close-up image for you that shows the various controls including the Push AF button, located just below the ND filter switch. Click the attached thumbnail to see the full-size view. Hope this helps,

Philip Williams August 28th, 2006 03:03 PM

I get all goose pimply every time I see all those buttons.

Must save 4 thousand dollars...

Peter Jefferson August 30th, 2006 06:29 AM

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Originally Posted by Yasser Kassana
What do you mean by not codec?

well the A1 only offered HDV recording to tape, the others allow one to capture via SDI as prety much any codec you like...


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