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-   -   Is the XL2 firewire port as fragile as the XL1s? (https://www.dvinfo.net/forum/canon-xl-gl-series-dv-camcorders/65837-xl2-firewire-port-fragile-xl1s.html)

Colton Davie April 24th, 2006 03:36 PM

Is the XL2 firewire port as fragile as the XL1s?
I know the XL1s had a fragile firewire port, in that the circuit could blow when plugging/unplugging the cable with the camera on. In fact, I experienced it for myself. I have since acquired an XL2 and am wondering if it is as prone to such a failure.

Also, I am wanting to try out Canon's DV-PC Recorder. In the instructions, it says to turn on the camera before plugging it into the computer. Is it safe to do this?

Thank you for your time.

Jesse Redman April 24th, 2006 09:48 PM

-- accidental double post --

Jesse Redman April 24th, 2006 09:50 PM


I haven't tried to plug my XL2 in while it was turned on. That is because I learned my lesson with DAW controllers. It seems that firewire is inherently prone to two problems, sensitivity to electrical overload and instability when using more than one firewire device.

I have not encountered a problem with the computer being on but I always plug in my outboard device then turn it on.

Since I encountered my original problem with my DAW, I just don't take any chances.

- Jesse

Colton Davie April 27th, 2006 10:47 PM

Okay. Thanks for the info.

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