While resolution is dependent on a product’s components and circuitry, standard VHS and 8mm video are capable of delivering about lines of horizontal resolution. Canon’s Professional L-Series lenses utilize Fluorite, a material which provides outstanding resolution, contrast, and color reproduction- especially in lightweight, high-magnification lenses. Best Video and Action Cameras for Data Code The DV standard calls for the automatic recording of date and time, shutter speed, exposure settings and other key camera data on the tape as you shoot. This camera takes true-to-life video and is good for shooting events ONLY.

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What you will see is much sharper subject edges and clearer color reproduction. Smartly, the camera does disengage the tape mechanism after five minutes of inactivity, thus preventing damage to the tape.

I suggest a Panasonic DVX. Digital copies of digital videos are indistinguishable from the original, which makes editing and image manipulation so much easier and of higher quality than that delivered by analog video technology.

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This process achieves outstanding detail with highly accurate color reproduction, suitable for the demands of the high-end production field – wide dynamic range, low color noise, natural color resolution and low aliasing. Great Camcorder This camera, from the first time i saw it i loved it. See your browser’s documentation for specific instructions. camea

While the minicassettes may not be as compact as memory cards, they are tiny enough to pack dozens along if need be, and each will hold from 80 to minutes of video, depending on the speed you choose. Rather, it relates to the standard video recording system of interlaced frames, for smooth cakera natural playback on a TV or editing computer.


System Case HC A new system case, the HC, is designed specifically to fit the XL2, complete with lens, standard microphone and viewfinder fitted. I admit that gp2 can’t get a true 24p film look from the camera, but it does make a very nice picture. This is a major advantage over analog video.

xanon Another way to look at it is that an NTSC digital video signal contains three times the data of its analog counterpart; a PAL digital video signal contains six times the data of its analog counterpart. They just don’t work. Canon has improved a broadcast technology to create a new form of Pixel Shift technology, producing higher picture quality than that of camcorders using CCDs with almost twice the number of pixels.

It is a low price for a camera that is basically a compact high-end camera. So having a way to find a particular image is a necessity. I was very excited to see such an affordable camera seem so awesome.

Canon GL2 Mini DV Camcorder Review

Our favorite new features on the GL2 are aural. Even hand-held shots at full telephoto, and shots taken from a moving car, are smooth and steady.

Some people like a little softer image, while the resolution tests benefited from cranking the sharpness all the way up. Locating and Installing Your Download When your download is complete please use the instructions below to begin the installation of your download or locate your downloaded files on your computer.

I did several conventions using this camera in stadium setting without any external mic and it was amazing to hear the sound quality. ALSO, such a product deserves to have at least an xlr port for audio input.


When played back, these images are stretched to fit the wider aspect ratio.

Remote Control The GL2’s full-function wireless remote control will work at distances up to 16 feet 4. Having the focus control ring around the lens alone makes this camera awesome.

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If you are pro, semi-pro or want to do something creative – this is not cmaera camera probably not even good for home movies – if you are gonna spend the money, get the DVX B.

Show More Show Less. Record for up to 90 minutes with the compact BP Included Memory Card Capacity. Why did canon fail to include a manual zoom? It takes coordination with the second camera operator to capture the continuous performances. We use these camear my work place for sonic foundry and recording other events. The GL2 has many additional camon for ease of use and creative control. It’s zoom is a little slow and the LCD screen is smaller than I would like but the benefits make up for these minor flaws.

With all the features it has, you can’t go wrong, it’ a good buy.