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Canon XL H Series HDV Camcorders
Canon XL H1S (with SDI), Canon XL H1A (without SDI). Also XL H1.

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Old December 14th, 2005, 05:41 PM   #31
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Originally Posted by Michael Pappas
Am I reading this right!

So the Canon XLH1 24f mode with it's higher res ccd, supposedly beefier codec engine and better optics is only resolving 25 lines more than a Z1U in 25f mode. Is that right?
No. I believe is resolving at least 100-120 lines more vertically, and more horizontally as well.
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Old December 14th, 2005, 08:27 PM   #32
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Yeah, Barry I don't know who "Coursedesign" is (yet), but Scratchpad is on my personal web site. It is also linked from David's Cineform blog.

I readily acknowledge that I'm a hobbyist and not a test engineer. So we need to really arm-twist others (A.J. deLange, you reading this???) who also have production H1's to verify my crude rez tests, and more.

It was also a pleasant surprise -- if validated -- that despite Canon's claim to the contrary, the SD 20x and 3x lenses did almost as well in this limited "sweet spot" testing as the new HD 20x. I was planning on selling my 3x along with my XL2; don't think so now unless it turns out my test was fatally flawed.

I don't have HD SDI (yet), so really hoping someone out there can put the H1 through the paces using that, either uncompressed or via Cineform Intermediate.
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