High Definition's Highest Expression Whether you're a broadcast ENG producer, or documentary, feature, or commercial videographer, the XL H1 is the affordable, lightweight HD camcorder you've been waiting for. Its Superior Canon Optics and exceptional image processing give you a brilliant HD image. The XL H1 also features uncompressed HD-SDI (SMPTE 292M) and SD-SDI (SMPTE 259M) output, as well as Genlock input and SMPTE time code input and output for multi-camera shoots. And, with its customizable open-architecture approach, selectable frame rates including 24F, and multiple output options, you've got exactly the right tool -- every time. The XL H1 features total Cine control, customizable settings and a well-balanced design -- for the creative control, flexibility and advanced capability your video work demands. The XL H1 ships in November 2005 and will sell for USD$9,000. Its top five features are: * Uncompressed 1080/60i 4:2:2 HD-SDI output at 1.485 Gbps * Multi-format external HD recording to HDCAM, DVCPRO HD, etc. * Genlock input and TimeCode input /output * 20x HD L/SR OIS lens (5.4mm-108mm, f/1.6-f/3.5, 72mm fil.) * 3 x 1.67mp CCDs (native 16:9 shape), 1440 x 1080 effective * Digic DV II processor supporting 30fps & 24fps (25 fps in Europe) For more info check out the Canon website
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