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Canon XL-H1 HDV

The XL H1 HD video camera offers a broad range of capabilities, making it a flexible rental camera. They include industry-standard terminals which allow the user to send out an uncompressed HD signal (through the HD-SDI terminal), input and output Time Code and receive a Genlock signal. Image capture through Genuine Canon optics, which rank among the very best in the world, interchangeable lenses and the "open architecture" of Canon's XL series of camcorders gives the XL H1 superb creative flexibility.

PRODUCT FEATURE RANGE / SPECIFICATION / COMMENT
INCLUDED LENS
20x HD video zoom lens 12 elements, 10 groups, 2 aspherical lenses with Fluorite and High Refraction Glass, SR Coating
Lens Mount Canon XL interchangable mount system
Zoom Range 5.4-108mm, (38.9-778 mm in 35mm photography)
Zoom Control Manual ring on lens, power zoom top handle - constant (16 speed levels selectable), zoom handle - variable/constant (multi level adjustment 16 speeds)
Zoom Display Zoom bar, zoom position (0-99)
Maximum Aperture f/1.6 to 3.5 through zoom range
Aperture Diaphragm 6 leaves, iris diaphragm
Display of Focus Distance Feet or Meters (mounted on XL-H1 only in Manual Focus)
Manual Auto focus AF/M switch
One-Push AF Yes
Minimum Focus distance 2 0mm wide expanding to 1m entire zoom range
Super-Range Optical Image Stabilizer (featuring Canon's Vari-Angle Prism) Both physical camcorder motion and CCD feedback system
Focus Preset Memory One
Zoom Preset Memory One
Built-in Neutral Density Filters 1/6 (density 0.8), 1/32 (density 1.5)
Mechanical Shutter Yes (for still shooting)
Flange Back Adjustment Manual / Automatic
Filter Diameter 72mm, P=0.75mm
Number of f/stops (Av mode) 27 f/stops (f/1.6 to f/16)
IMAGE SENSORS AND DSP
3 - 1/3", 16:9 CCDs
1.67M pixels each (1440 x 1080 effective per CCD)
DIGIC DV II HD DSP for HD video and stills
VIDEO FORMAT
1080, 50i/60i recording format Optional upgrade to 50i/60i operation is done by Canon Factory Service Center (standard operation 60i)
Frame Rates 60i 60i, 30F, 24F
Frame Rates 50i 50i, 25F
SD recording 16:9, 4:3 either 480 or 576
HDV recording 16:9, 1080
INDUSTRY-STANDARD CONNECTORS
HD-SDI (SMPTE 292M, ITU-R BT.656) & SD-SDI (SMPTE 259M) 1 BNC out
Gen-lock (SMPTE) 1 BNC in
Time Code (SMPTE) 1 BNC in, 1 BNC out
INTERFACE JACKS
LANC
IEEE1394 HDV/DV, 4 pin; HDV format (MPEG2 TS), SD format DV stream, possible to downconvert HDV to SD stream
EVF Terminals Color (XL-H1 EVF only), B&W (FU-1000):no power adapter needed (only one EVF can be used)
Video Composite (SD in/out), S-Video (SD in/out), Component (out, 60i-1080i/480, 50i- 1080i/576), all outputs are live output during recording and playback
Headphone Terminal 3.5mm jack with volume control
Advanced Accessory Shoe Optional MA-300, Canon E-TTL Speedlite: 420EX/430EX/550EX/580EX
Power Any BP-900 series battery, AC adapter or Car battery adapter
AUDIO
HDV Recording 2 channel MPEG1 Audio Layer II (48kHz, 384kbps), 4 channel MPEG2 Audio Layer II (48kHz, 384kbps)
SD Recording 2 channel PCM (48kHz, 16 bit or 32kHz, 12 bit), 4 channel PCM (32 kHz, 12 bit)
Locked Audio Locked, unlocked (DV mode only)
2 Rear XLR jacks Mic and line level selectable (input only): can be used for Channel 1and 2 or Channel 3 and 4 recording
Phantom Power (rear XLR jacks) +48V on/off independent each XLR connector
2 addition audio inputs for 4 channel recording Uses optional MA-300 (mounts in Advanced Accessory Shoe)
RCA jacks (4 channel) out / in
Independent Audio Level Controls 4 individual channel (Auto/Manual)
Front Mic (included) Electrect condensor microphone, mono/stereo switchable (directivity 120 ° stereo, uni-directional mono)
Front Mic Jack Mini plug with 5v DC jack
Wind Screen Yes, mnue selectable (front supplied mic only)
Attenuation Front mic only, 20dB (on/off)
VU meters EVF (superimposed), side informational LCD panel
Audio Monitor Selectable - channel 1 and 2, channel 3 and 4, channel 1, 3 and 2, 4
FRAMING OVERLAYS
Zebra 70%, 75%, 80%, 85%, 90%, 95%, 100%
Safe Area 80%, 90%
Aspect Guides 4x3, 13x9 ,14x9, 1.66:1, 1.75:1, 1.85:1, 2.35:1
Center Mark Crosshair (on/off)
Level Mark on/off

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