On September 18 of 2005, Canon broke new ground in

the digital video camera industry, announcing the

XL H1, which was Canon’s first DVC featuring high

definition. Originally developed based on the needs

of professional and enthusiast videographers, the

XL H1 retains the operability of Canon’s very popular

XL2 while increasing the professional function and

supporting high definition recording.

The flagship DVC for the company of Canon, the XL H1

is ideal for use all across the spectrum of

professional content making, from film and television

production to filming weddings. The XL H1 also

comes equipped with a HD 20X zoom video lens, the XL

5.4-108 mm L IS II, which contributes to Canon’s

development aim of delivering the highest possible

quality of recording available today.

As Canon’s first HD video camera, the XL H1 camcorder

and 20X HD video zoom lens will provide broadcasters

with a low budget 1080i resolution option for ENG,

documentary or even reality television productions.

Film makes will also fall for the extensive Cine

controls and 24 frame rate option the XL H1

has to offer. Canon’s custom jackpack features

include uncompressed digital HD-SDI output for

seamless integration into broadcast studios or high

quality image transfer to non linear editing systems.

The genlock feature will allow movie sets to

easily synchronize camera settings across multiple

camcorders and SMPTE time codes will allow for

streamlined tape and edit management.

The XL H1 also offers three 1/3 inch 1.67 megapixel

interlaced CCDs that capture images at 1080i

resolution. It also features selectable frame

rates of 50i and 25F, so capturing fast motion and

just about everything else is possible with the

XL H1.

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