Canon DV-PC Specifications

DIGITAL CAMCORDER
Complete creative control
for total artistic freedom.
No more limits.
Canon’s XL2 is more than just a successor to the popular
XL1s – it’s a revolution in Digital Camcorder freedom.
The design concept is based on the successful
‘open architecture’ structure of its predecessor,
with innovation upon innovation added to
produce a broadcast quality Digital Camcorder
of unprecedented flexibility. The XL2 gives you
total control over virtually all of your shooting
parameters for an unrestricted creative
experience like no other. Incorporating many
new features normally only found in a postproduction studio, this supremely advanced
MiniDV format camcorder is the flagship of
Canon’s range. And with Canon’s XL-series
interchangeable lens system providing
consistently stunning picture quality, there’s
no limit to what you can achieve.
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Unprecedented level of manual control
Pro-Quality 16:9 capability
25p progressive scan Cine-Look
3CCD 800,000 pixel sensor with horizontal
pixel shift
Optical 20x Zoom lens with precision circular
iris and SuperRange Optical Image Stabilizer
Interchangeable lens system compatible
with EOS EF-lenses and L-series video lens
with fluorite elements
2 XLR jacks with phantom power supply
and BNC jack
SMPTE time code
The XL2’s magnesium alloy
frame is tough and durable,
yet extremely lightweight for
easy portability.
Technology that
expands the possibilities.
Push your imagination to the limit. With cutting-edge
technology and Canon quality image processing, the
XL2 not only gives you the ability to realise your creative
vision, but inspires you to expand it even further.
The new high sensitivity
1/3" 3CCD achieves 625 lines
of horizontal resolution.
PROGRESSIVE SCAN 3CCD
TOTAL MANUAL CONTROL
The XL2’s superb image quality is
largely due to its 3 highly sensitive 1/3"
progressive CCD sensors. With one
800,000 pixel (approx.) sensor dedicated
to each of the primary colours – Red,
Green and Blue – the XL2 can capture an
outstanding level of detail and reproduce
colours with greater accuracy. Using 3rd
generation DSP signal processing LSI
technology, the XL2 achieves 625 lines of
progressive scan capability. When
compared to standard interlaced scanning,
there is a noticeably improved S/N ratio,
wider dynamic range, lower colour noise,
more natural colour resolution and lower
aliasing. The XL2’s unique 25p Cine-Look
mode delivers output that’s optimal for
composite processing as well as offering
a better vertical screen resolution and
higher detail without flicker.
Whatever you’re shooting, the more
creative control you have the better.
The XL2 offers a level of manual control
that is unprecedented in its segment
and is sure to surprise even the most
experienced filmmaker or videographer.
Virtually every single shooting parameter
is adjustable – from separate Red, Green
and Blue Gain settings to Master Pedestal,
Coring and V Detail – giving you the
flexibility to shoot any given scene in
an infinite number of ways.
4:3
Pro-Quality 16:9 mode gives you incredible resolution
in a wide format aspect ratio from a 4:3 sensor size.
PRO-QUALITY 16:9
HORIZONTAL PIXEL SHIFT
With this new recording mode, the camcorder can
maximize the captured information to deliver a
professional quality 16:9 aspect ratio. Even though
the XL2’s CCD sensors are standard 4:3 size, the
quality of its 16:9 mode is equal to that of a true
16:9 CCD sensor. When recording in this mode
you can view the results directly on the LCD/EVF
in letter box format.
With this feature the images captured by
the three CCD’s (Red, Green and Blue) are
not placed exactly over each other. The green
pixels are shifted slightly horizontally in
order to provide a composite image with
a higher resolution.
CINE-LOOK/VIDEO RECORDING
The XL2 is capable of more than just crystal clear video
output. With its unique Cine-Look capability you can
also shoot footage with a genuinely warm, cinematic
quality. In 25p recording mode it captures video at
25 frames per second for a true cinematic feel. When
combined with the wide range of adjustable functions
(Gamma, Knee and Black Stretch adjustments as well
as Colour Matrix, V Detail and Skin Detail functions),
the effect is truly remarkable. For a cooler ‘video’ feel,
the 50i recording mode is pin-sharp and gives you just
as much freedom when configuring the parameters
of each shot.
16:9
Lenses to expand
your vision.
The XL2 is designed primarily for the high performance XL interchangeable
lens system, but is also easily fitted with an optional EF adapter to make full
use of Canon’s pro-quality L-series EF lenses. Manual focus is possible with
all capable lenses and in all shooting modes. When combined with the
variety of professional presets and filters available, as well as the remarkable
Vari-Angle Prism (VAP) Optical Image Stabiliser, this camcorder system is
capable of virtually anything.
NEW 20X ZOOM LENS
Developed exclusively for the XL2, the XL 5.4-108mm
L IS lens is composed of 12 lens elements in 10 groups,
delivering a focal length range of 41.4 to 828mm in
Pro-Quality 16:9 mode. It incorporates Canon’s
SuperRange Optical Image Stabiliser, an L-series Fluorite
lens and two aspherical lens elements to deliver
consistently sharp images and true colours. Two built-in
ND filters allow you to adjust the light intensity without
affecting the colours.
The lens’ six iris aperture leaves have
nearly circular shaped blades that create
a beautifully natural blurring effect
when shooting a short depth-of-field.
This brilliant new lens fully supports
manual focus functionality and comes
as standard with the XL2 kit.
XL-SERIES
INTERCHANGEABLE LENSES
Using the specially designed XL mount
that supports the 1/3" 3CCD system, this
series of three lenses provides a 35mm
equivalent focal length range from 26.6
to 1018mm. The new 20x Zoom is a
perfect multi-purpose lens. The 3x Zoom
Video lens and 16x Zoom Manual lens
offer even more creative flexibility. All are
designed and engineered exclusively by
Canon – making full use of more than
70 years of experience in the field.
CANON PROFESSIONAL EOS LENSES
The full spectrum of Canon’s Professional
35mm L-Series EF lenses are at your
disposal with the optional EF adapter.
This collection of lenses has proven to be
essential for any serious photographer
and invaluable to many filmmakers and
videographers. They are particularly
useful for sports, wildlife and astronomy
applications as their magnification
increases by approximately 7.8x when
mounted on the XL2.
SUPERRANGE OPTICAL IMAGE STABILISER
Using Canon’s unique Vari-Angle Prism (VAP) technology,
the SuperRange system not only uses a gyro sensor to minimise
vibration but subsequently analyses the image once it’s received
by the CCD. This allows for better compensation of low frequency
band vibrations. The XL2 uses vector data from the gyro sensor to
control the angle of the VAP in order to continuously correct the path
of the incoming light. It then examines the image on the CCD to
refine the prism’s movements. The new XL2 20x Zoom lens
incorporates this technology, which works in standard 4:3 as
well as Pro-Quality 16:9 mode.
L-SERIES FLUORITE
LENS ELEMENTS
The new XL2 20x Zoom lens includes
a professional L-Series Fluorite lens
element. These incredible crystalline
based elements are grown especially for
professional 35mm and broadcast lenses
because of their ability to minimise colour
aberration during high magnification.
The XL2’s lens also includes 2 aspherical
lens elements that allow it to achieve a
more compact profile whilst maintaining
the highest standard of optical performance.
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Ordinary optical glass
Fluorite
Large colour aberration
1. Any camera shake sensed
via the XL2’s Vibration Sensor is
compensated for using the Optical
Image Stabilizer's Vari-Angle Prism.
2. The XL2’s professional lens
employs Fluorite lens elements
to reduce image aberrations.
ZOOM/FOCUS PRESETS
The new XL2 20x Zoom lens supports
both focus and zoom position presets, a
feature normally only found on higher end
camcorders. This is especially useful for
feature or short film production requiring
multiple takes from the same mark or
any dramatic, automatic zoom or focus
shifts. Zoom and focus speeds are also
manually adjustable.
Small colour aberration
16-LEVEL ADJUSTABLE
ZOOM SPEED SETTING
The 16-level adjustable zoom speed setting
is used during grip zoom operation and adds
another level of flexibility to your shooting
possibilities, especially for handheld camera
moves. It’s also possible to adjust the zoom
speed of the handle section zoom lever in
three steps, from Low to Medium to High.
The freedom of
manual control.
The XL2 offers an incredible amount of manual control.
With an unprecedented amount of fully adjustable custom presets,
as well as Brightness Adjustment and White Balance functions,
the XL2 is a revelation in artistic freedom and flexibility.
CINE-LOOK
FUNCTIONS
The XL2 can shoot footage in a way that comes
remarkably close to the look and feel of actual 35mm
film. Simply shoot in 25p mode and adjust the following
functions according to your creative direction.
GAMMA
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Set the Gamma mode to either Video/
Normal or Cinema. When set to Cinema,
the XL2 increases the dynamic range,
reduces white-out in bright subjects and
increases the grey scale in dark areas
– this all combines to make your shots
appear more filmic.
SHARPNESS
Another essential tool for refining your
shots during a shoot – this function allows
you to change the resolution of an image
to suit your preference for either a sharper
or softer look.
COLOUR GAIN
This feature allows you to fully adjust the
saturation of your footage, shifting the
colours from oversaturated to black and
white if desired.
BLACK STRETCH
KNEE
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Adjust the dynamic range at the
high-brightness end of the spectrum
in order to control the white-out in
high-brightness areas. Select from High,
Middle and Low. The Low setting will
limit the extent of white-outs.
This feature lets you adjust your subject’s
dynamic range on the low intensity side.
Select from Stretch, Middle and Press.
If Stretch is selected, the dynamic range is
expanded so that the grey scale for black
can be expressed – when Press is selected,
the range is narrowed.
CORING
COLOUR MATRIX
This function allows you to control the
amount of subtle noise components
present in your footage.
Select from Video/Normal or Cine-Look.
This feature also allows you to select the
colour balance and match it with a
predetermined Gamma characteristic.
Selecting the Cine-Look mode will give
a more distinct ‘film’ colour.
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NR (NOISE REDUCTION)
Adjust the NR levels to suit your needs
by selecting from one of five settings
– Auto, Low, Middle, High or Off. In Auto
mode the noise reduction is controlled
in response to noise gain. Moving from
Low to High also improves the S/N ratio.
1. Colour Hue
2. Colour Gain
3. Black Stretch
COLOUR HUE
Refine the colours of your picture through
the full spectrum of warm, reddish hues
to cold, greenish ones.
V DETAIL
Set the resolution in the vertical direction
when shooting in 25p mode. You can
choose from Normal or Low to adjust the
sharpness of the image.
MANUAL
FUNCTIONS
The XL2 features many more ways to control your images
manually, eliminating the need for much of the expensive
and time consuming post-production process required by
many professional camcorder users.
INDEPENDENT R/G/B GAIN
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Another innovation added to the XL2, this
completely new feature allows you to
independently adjust the white balance
of the three primary colours. Red Gain
can be tweaked from red to cyan, Green
Gain from green to magenta and Blue
Gain from blue to yellow. Adjustments
made in-camera eliminate the need for
significant post-production work.
MASTER PEDESTAL
The Master Pedestal of black serves as
the video reference. You can now adjust
the contrast in your images in-camera.
GAIN CONTROL
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Adjust the sensitivity of each of the three
CCDs from –3dB to +18dB in up to seven
different steps.
Chroma: This is used to determine the
chroma saturation of the detected skin
colour area that is essential for
distinguishing between vibrant and pale
skin colours. Once again the detected
skin area is shown with a zebra pattern.
Area: The Area function adjusts the width
of the detected skin colour’s chroma from
bright to dark. This is particularly useful
for discerning between many similar
skin colours.
Y-level: Y-level adjusts the brightness of
the detected skin colour. This is used for
distinguishing brighter skin colours from
darker ones.
Detail Adjustment: This function softens
the detected skin colour area.The available
options are Off, Low, Normal and High.
When Off is selected, no detail adjustment
is made. When any of the other options
are selected, a different degree of softness
is applied to skin colour areas.
SETUP LEVEL
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The Setup Level function allows you to
set the dynamic range of the picture
that subsequently permits black-level
adjustment of the video signal. This
ultimately gives you the best shadow
detail in any shooting situation and
ensures proper focus, exposure and
white balance.
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SKIN DETAIL
4. Red Gain
5. Green Gain
6. Blue Gain
Adjust five different values – Hue, Chroma,
Area, Y-level and Detail Adjustment
– independently or using the factory
presets. Together, these allow you to
detect skin areas and adjust their tones.
This is useful in order to counteract or
magnify the effects of lighting, skin colour,
skin vibrancy and environment. With the
XL2’s detailed selection process none of
the other areas will be affected – only the
skin tones are adjusted.
Hue: This determines the hue of the
detected skin colour area, from reddish
to greenish – useful for selecting skin
colours under fluorescent lights, at
dusk or any other shooting conditions
with different colour temperatures.
The detected skin area is shown with
a zebra pattern.
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7. Skin Detail Off
8. Skin Detail High
MANUAL
BRIGHTNESS
ADJUSTMENT
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Setting the brightness of each shot manually is
easily done through three separate parameter
controls on the XL2.
WHITE BALANCE
While the White Balance can be set to
the factory presets of Auto, Outdoor
(5600k colour temperature) or Indoor
(3200k colour temperature), it’s also
possible to manually configure ‘true
white’ at three different custom levels.
1. White Balance of an indoor scene
set to Indoor Mode
2. White Balance of an indoor scene
set to Outdoor Mode
3. White Balance of an outdoor scene
set to Outdoor Mode
4. White Balance of an outdoor scene
set to Indoor Mode
AE SHIFT
You can set the AE Shift function in
13 steps from +2.0 to –2.0, allowing
you to move through exposures at
a controlled rate. The screen can be
at either a high or low key level
depending on your preference.
AE LOCK
This feature allows you to manually
set and lock the exposure. It is still
possible to adjust shutter speed and
aperture once this has been done
without further affecting the exposure.
The XL2 includes
dedicated light
balance controls.
The power of presets.
Not only does the XL2 give you a huge amount of manual control over your
shooting parameters – it comes with a number of preset shooting programs
and modes that allow you to focus on achieving your creative vision.
The XL2 has seven different programs that give you
varying degrees of flexibility over your shots, yet always
deliver the correct focus and exposure.
SHOOTING
PROGRAMS
APERTURE PRIORITY (AV MODE)
In Av mode, an aperture from f/1.6 to
f/16 can be selected (up to f/11 when
using the standard 20x Zoom lens).
FULL AUTO MODE
Also called the Green Zone, and identified
by the green rectangle on the Command
Dial, this is perfect for general shooting.
The camera handles all settings such as
Shutter Speed, Aperture and White
Balance automatically.
MANUAL MODE
You have total control over all your
shooting parameters in this mode,
which is preferred by most users for its
flexibility. Choose any combination of
shutter speeds and apertures as well
as setting the white balance.
AUTO MODE
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Similar to Full Auto Mode, yet you can still
use the manual functions to override and
change the automatic camera settings.
SHUTTER PRIORITY (TV MODE)
This mode is much the same as it is on
Canon’s 35mm SLRs, giving you some
creative control while ensuring the
correct exposure. In Tv mode, you can
select a shutter speed from 1/6 to
1/16000 of a second.
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5. Shutter Priority
6. Aperture Priority
7. Spotlight
8. Lowlight
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SPOTLIGHT
This mode is designed to avoid overexposure of subjects that are illuminated
against dark backgrounds by ignoring light
measurements of the dark background
and concentrating on the main subject.
This is particularly useful for shooting
people under a spotlight on a dark stage.
LOW LIGHT
This mode is newly added to the XL2
and reduces its shutter speed to
between 1/6 and 1/49 of a second to
allow the shooting of subjects in low
light conditions.
The sound
of artistic freedom.
The XL2 delivers all the audio results you could want – and
it can all be configured manually for total creative control.
FOUR CHANNEL DIGITAL AUDIO
The XL2 records in digital stereo sound.
Select from 16 bit audio (2 channels,
48 Khz) or 12 bit (4 channels, 32 Khz)
and from Line or Mic level audio sources
to ensure an accurate impedance match.
You can monitor the levels on an
illuminated VU metre equipped with a
24 segment peak holder split into right
and left – this can be viewed either on
the side LCD or through the EVF.
XLR CONNECTION
AND PHANTOM POWER
The XL2 is fitted with two built-in XLR
terminals for use with professional audio
equipment and a BNC video connector
for output to a professional video monitor
(to check image and composition).
The XL2 can also supply 48V Phantom
Power through the XLR terminals for
battery-less microphones.
HIGH PERFORMANCE MICROPHONE
MANUAL AUDIO CONTROL
The XL2 allows you to adjust the Left and
Right channels separately, as well as
control all four audio channels via separate
dials on the body – rather than adjusting
them in the LCD menu.
The XL2 comes with a high performance
MS system Stereo Electrolet Capacitor
microphone as standard for excellent
frequency response performance.
HEADPHONE JACK
Check your volume and balance during
recording with the adjustable volume
headphone terminal – made entirely of
durable metal.
Four separate audio
channels are controlled
through the independent
audio controls.
More control for
more creativity.
There are a number of auxiliary modes and functions
that give you even more creative control and help
make the XL2 a complete high performance package.
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CENTRE MARKER
CUSTOM KEYS
When turned on, the centre marker
appears as a small white cross in the
middle of the LCD to help position
your shots.
The XL2 has two Custom Keys on the
main body that you can customize to
use as shortcuts for a variety of camera
functions – independently of any other
menu settings. When in Camera Mode,
choose from: Time Code, Index Recording,
Zebra Pattern, VCR Stop, Onscreen,
Handle Zoom Speed and Level Meter.
When in VCR Mode, you can select:
Time Code, Onscreen, Data Code or
Level Meter. The buttons have different
profiles to allow for sightless operation
during shooting.
ZEBRA PATTERN
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This function helps you avoid overexposing a shot by highlighting overexposed areas with a diagonal zebra
pattern on the LCD. The level can be
set to one of five steps in five percent
increments from 80-100%.
CLEAR SCAN
This allows you to eliminate flickering
when shooting CRT screens of a different
frequency from the camcorder – especially
PCs and televisions. This can only be used
in Shutter Priority (Tv) or Manual mode.
1. Zebra Pattern
2. Clear Scan
SUPPORTING
MODES
The XL2 has three additional functions that support
your creative control.
INTERVAL SHOOTING
Continuous recording with intervals is
made possible with this mode. There are
16 different combinations that can be
achieved by selecting from four interval
lengths – 30s, 1min, 5min, 10min – and
four recording times – 0.5s, 1s, 1.5s, 2s.
SELF-TIMER
The self-timer on the XL2 can be set up to
ten seconds, or as little as two seconds
using the remote controller.
STANDBY
The XL2 also features a dedicated Standby
switch and power save function that is
activated if recording is paused longer
than five minutes. In power save mode
you can either choose to power down
the whole camera or only the recording
section, removing the recording heads
from the tape.
Fully prepared for anything.
The XL2 is the perfect camera for so many shooting applications
because of its widely adaptable functionality. From simple handheld
shots to complicated multi-camera setups, the XL2 can handle it all
with consistency and exceptionally high performance.
SMPTE TIME CODE
EBU COLOUR BAR AND TEST TONE
IEEE1394 CAMERA CONTROL (HDD)
The XL2 achieves full professional utility
with SMPTE time code capability – the
standard system for broadcast use –
available in three different options:
In addition to the EBU colour bar that
allows post-production colour
synchronisation, the XL2 also features
a 1Khz test tone at either –12 or –20 dB.
Free Run: Essential for synchronising
between tapes on multi-camera shoots,
this feature allows the counter to run
regardless of the power/recording
settings.
INDEX STAMP
Connect the XL2 directly to an HDD
recorder using the built-in IEEE1394
interface and AV/C protocol. This also
permits multi-camera setups with
remote operation from one XL2 to others
connected to it.
Rec Run: The DV convention, this feature
has the counter running only during
recording – the continuous time code
is recorded onto the tape.
Preset Setting: With this option you can
set the counter to whatever value you
like – this is particularly useful for
ensuring counter continuity from one
tape to the next.
An essential feature for most filmmakers,
the XL2 offers more than just the basic
index signal. The memory function is not
necessary to record with an Index Stamp,
nor is it recorded directly onto the picture.
REC SEARCH AND REVIEW
The Rec Search feature automatically finds
the start of each new recording to
ensure continuous sequential recording,
while the Rec Review function allows you
to review your footage in the LCD / EVF
of the XL2.
USER BIT SETTING
Instead of a clapperboard, this feature
can display and record scene data
using a hexadecimal system of eight
figures (numbers from 1 to 9 and letters
from A to F) that can be set in four
groups of two.
DV DIRECT TO PC RECORDING
Using the XL2’s IEEE1394 connection, it is
possible to connect the camcorder directly
to the PC and operate it remotely as well
as record directly on to the PC’s hard disk.
This is all easily achieved with free DV-PC
Recorder software available for download
from www.canon-europe.com.
DV STREAMING WITH
FIREWIRE IEEE1394
The XL2 permits streaming data transfer
without any degradation in picture
or sound quality using the FireWire
IEEE1394 connection.
Designed for freedom.
The popularity of the XL2’s predecessor, the XL1s, was in large part due to
its ‘open architecture’ skeletal design. The XL2 started with the same design
philosophy and added improvements to create a completely modular
camcorder package to suit your needs. It is constructed from a high-tolerance
impact resistant magnesium alloy frame for strength and portability, with
a built-in shoulder support and distinctive pearl white finish.
LCD / FULLY ADJUSTABLE
VIEWFINDER
The viewfinder (EVF) on the XL2 is fully
adjustable (left, right, fore and aft) with
a 200,000 pixel, 2" LCD that displays 86%
of the shooting scene. This high-resolution
screen can be adapted to view Pro-Quality
16:9 (shown in letter box format on the EVF).
The EVF also features three indicator lights –
Rec, Shutter and Gain – to deliver instant
feedback on every shot. The LCD meanwhile,
is also fully adjustable for brightness, colour
darkness, sharpness and contrast.
LCD SIDE DIAL DISPLAY
Another feature inherited from the XL1s
is the distinctive LCD side dial, which is
perfectly situated for the easy monitoring
of audio levels during filming. The audio
level meter is integrated into the inner
dial display.
LATERAL / HORIZONTAL
VIEWFINDER MOVEMENT
The XL2 is comfortable for anybody to use.
It is easily modified for different usage
setups and maintains the same
popular built-in shoulder support
underneath the tilted rear body as
its predecessor.
Video can be monitored
directly on the 2" LCD by
flipping back the fully
adjustable viewfinder (EVF).
PROFESSIONAL CONNECTIVITY
Not only does the XL2 have two built-in
XLR ports that enable high-performance
microphones to be connected directly to
the camcorder (as well as offering phantom
power capability) – it now also comes with
a BNC jack and an S-Video jack as standard.
The BNC jack allows for a co-axial cable
connection direct to a monitor to check
the complete image set-up and composition,
while the S-Video jack is for output to
conventional TV sets.
The map to freedom.
LEFT SIDE
A. Panel
1. EVF display selector
2. Custom keys
3. Custom present keys on/off
and selector
4. Tape compartment eject button
B. Panel
5. Standard viewfinder plug
6. AE shift dial
7. Viewfinder FU-1000 plug
8. Focusing ring
9. Zooming ring
10. ND filter select ring
11. IS on/off switch
12. Zoom/focus preset switch
13. Auto/manual focus switch
14. Zoom/focus preset on/set switch
15. Exposure lock button
16. Lens release slide
17. Iris select, menu navigation
and aperture control wheel
18. Menu button
19. Aspect ratio (4:3/16:9)
selector switch
20. Gain selector dial
21. Frame rate (50i or 25p)
selector switch
22. White balance selector dial
23. End search
24. White balance set button
25. Stand-by button
26. Audio monitor on/off switch
27. Audio level meter and manual
audio level indicators
28. Multifunctional LCD display
29. LCD display backlight switch
C. Panel
30. Rec search +
31. Rec search –
32. Color bars select button
33. Color bars on/off button
34. Audio 2 input selector switch
35. Selector switch audio control
(auto or manual) for audio 2
36. Audio 1 input selector switch
37. Selector switch audio control
(auto or manual) for audio 1
38. Rec channel selector switch
39. Audio level dial for audio 1 left
40. Audio level dial for audio 1 right
41. Front mic/attachment
mic selector switch
42. Audio level dial for audio 2 left
43. Audio level dial for audio 2 right
A. Panel
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B. Panel
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BACK
TOP
RIGHT SIDE
44. Headphone volume level control
45. Headphone plug
46. DV in/out plug
47. LANC plug
48. 48v phantom power on/off
for channel 1 and 2
49. XLR input for channel 1 and 2
on/off
50. Shutter speed control
51. XLR channel 1 input
52. XLR channel 2 input
53. Record
54. Fast forward
55. Play
56. Rewind
57. Stop
58. Pause
59. Top section lock button
60. Handle zoom lever
61. Handle record/pause button
62. Advanced accessory shoe
D. Panel
63. S-video terminal
64. RCA/BNC selector
65. Audio 1 RCA terminal
66. Audio 2 RCA terminal
67. Video terminal (RCA)
68. Video terminal (BNC)
69. Battery release button
70. Battery compartment
71. Tape compartment
72. Memory battery compartment
73. Front mic plug
E. Panels
74. Main record/pause button
75. Constant/variable zoom speed
select switch
76. Zoom speed select switch
77. Main zoom lever
TOP
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BACK
RIGHT SIDE
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D. Panel
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Expand your
repertoire.
The creative possibilities are virtually
endless with the XL2’s wide range
of in-box and optional accessories.
With the EF Adapter
(pictured here with the
EF 600mm f/4L IS USM lens),
the XL2 is compatible with
a huge range of professional
L-series lenses.
OPTIONAL ACCESSORIES
Video Light
VL-10Li*
Battery Pack
BP-945/930
Dual Battery Charger/Holder
CH-910
Car Battery Charger
CB-920
Filter Set
FS-72U
KIT ACCESSORIES
Video (Flash) Light
VFL-1
VL-3
20x XL Zoom Lens
DC Coupler
DC-920
Directional Stereo
Microphone
DM-50
SCART Adapter
Microphone Adapter
MA-300
AV Cable
Stereo Microphone
Viewfinder
Battery Charger
CA-920
Battery Pack
BP-930
Manual
16x XL Zoom Lens
Wide-Angle
3x XL Zoom Lens
XL2 Body
Adapter Holder
Monochrome
CRT Viewfinder
FU-1000
Tripod Adapter
TA-100
Zoom Remote Controller
ZR-1000
S-Video Cable
Extender XL 1.6x
Remote Controller
WL-D4000
20x XL Zoom Lens**
Lens Hood**
Neck Strap
EF Adapter XL
Shoe Adapter
SA-1
*Requires separately sold BP-900 series and CA-910 **Not included in XL2 Body Kit
Hard Case
HC-3200
Mini DV 60/80 Cassette
DV Cleaning Tape
Specifications XL2
CAMERA SECTION
CAMERA
Imaging Device
Pixel Count (per CCD)
Total
Effective in 4:3
Effective in 16:9
Colour Separation
Digital Quantization
Signal Composition
Scan Method
Auto Exposure Modes
Shooting Modes
CAMERA SETTINGS
Picture Quality Adjustment
Customizable Cine Look
Master RGB
Setup Level
Master Pedestal
Skin Tone Detail
Gain
Custom Preset
Custom Key
Light Metering Method
Evaluation
Minimum Illumination
Shutter Speed (Tv Mode)
Slow Shutter
Aperture (Av Mode)
AE Level Shifting
AE Lock
White Balance
16:9 Ratio
Zebra Pattern
Clear Scan
Search
Index Recording
Self-timer
Interval Timer
Power Save
LENS
Lens Mount Method
Zooming Speed
Handle Zoom
Grip Zoom
Built-in Filter
Image Stabilization
Filter Diameter
AF (Auto Focus)
AF Operating Range
MF (Manual Focus)
Focus Override
One Push AF
VIEWFINDER
Type
Image Display
Eyepoint
Adjustment
Indicators
Display
RECORDING SECTION
3 x 1/3" CCD (3 CCD Horizontal PixelShift)
800,000
410,000 (720 x 576 pixels)
550,000 (962 x 576 pixels)
Prism and Dicroic filter
8 bits A/D
PAL standard colour video signal
625 lines, 50 interlaced or 25 progressive
Full Auto, Auto, Spotlight, Tv (Shutter Priority), Av (Aperture Prioirity),
Low Light, Manual
50i and 25p
GENERAL
Format
Recording Method
Tape Speed
Tape
Cassette Size
Recording Time
FF/REW Time
Time Code
AUDIO
Sampling Frequency
Colour matrix, Gamma, Knee, Black Stretch,
Vertical Detail, Coring, Sharpness, Noise Reduction,
Colour Gain, Hue
Red: -6 to +6; Green: -6 to +6; Blue: -6 to +6
-6 to +6
-6 to +6
Hue, gain, area and Y level
7 steps (-3/A/0/+3/+6/+12/+18dB)
3 presets
2 custom keys
Center-bottom-weighted, Evaluative Photometry
256 segment evaluation metering; Spotlight Mode
0.8 lux (in manual)
12 levels from 1/6 to 1/16000 sec
1/6 to 1/49 sec
8 steps from F1.6 to close
AE shift dial operation (+/-2 levels)
(Auto Mode, Tv Mode, Av Mode only)
Exp. Lock button operation
(Auto Mode, Tv Mode, Av Mode only)
Auto, Set (3 settings are available), Preset (indoor,outdoor)
Area marker display: Displaying a letter box
display for 16:9 ratio on the 4:3 ratio screen.
Recording Mode: True 16:9 format recording
5 levels: 100%, 95%, 90%, 85%, 80%
50 – 200.7 hz
Date search, End search, Index search
Recorded on tape
10 sec/Remote control 2 sec
4 interval times and 4 record times
Shut-off/VCR stop
20x Zoom XL 5.4 – 108mm L IS
Bayonet mount (XL mount system)
EF Lens (with optional EF adapter XL)
Focal length increases approx. 7.8x for EF-Lens
Constant or 16 step variable
Constant speed (3 speed H/M/L)
ND filter, built-in, 2 levels: Light intensity approx.
1/6 (density 0.8), Light intensity approx. 1/32 (density 1.5)
Optical system (using VAP/SuperRange system support)
72mm P0.75mm
TTL-video signal detection type AF
Close-up to infinity (depending on lens used)
(20mm to infinity using 20x Zoom XL 5.4 – 108mm)
By using lens focus ring when AF is off
Temporary Focus Override without turning the AF off
Slide switch operation
Electronic colour viewfinder
2.0" TFT colour LCD, approx. 200,000 pixels
120mm (no eyepoint adjustment)
+0.5 – -4.0 diopter
EVF brightness, contrast, colour and sharpness
Shutter, Rec and Gain Up
On/Partly Off/Off
Maximum Sensitivity
Signal Level
Microphone
Recording Level and Balance
XLR Audio Input
SIGNAL INPUT
DV In Signal
Video In
S-Video In
Audio In
SIGNAL OUTPUT
DV Out Signal
Video Out
S-Video Out
Audio Out
OTHERS
DV Input/Output Terminal
S-Video Signal Terminal
Video Input/Output Terminals
Audio Input/Output Terminals
External Mic Terminal
Headphone Jack
Edit Terminal
MiniDV
Two rotating heads, helical scan azimuth recording
Consumer digital VCR SD specifications
Complies with PAL system (625 lines, 50 fields)
Approx. 18.83 mm/sec (SP Mode)
Approx. 12.57 mm/sec (LP Mode)
1/4" miniDV cassettes with DV mark
66.0 x 48.0 x12.2mm
80 min with 80 min tape (SP Mode)
120 min with 80 min tape (LP Mode)
Approx. 2 min 20 sec (using 60-min tape)
SMPTE Time Code
16-bit 48kHz 2ch
12-bit 32kHz 4ch (synchronous 4 channel recording)
-78 dBv
-54 dBv
High-performance MS system stereo electric capacitor
Auto/Manual
2ch: standard with 48V Phantom Power Supply
4ch: MA-300 (optional)
IEEE 1394-AV/C protocol
Signal level 1VP-p/75 Ω (composite)
C: 0.3 1VP-p/75 Ω
Y: 1.0 1VP-p/75 Ω
-10 dBv/47k Ω (LINE),
-54 dBv/600 Ω (MIC ATT)
-55 dBv/600 Ω (MIC), unbalanced
IEEE 1394-AV/C protocol
Signal level 1VP-p/75 Ω (composite)
C: 0.3 VP-p/75 Ω
Y: 1.0 VP-p/75 Ω
10 dBm (47k Ω load)/3k Ω, unbalanced
Special 4-pin (IEEE 1394 compatible)
4-pin mini-DIN
RCA pin jack
BNC jack
RCA terminal jack (L/R) 2 systems: input/output switching
XLR pin jack (3-pin jack) 2 systems: balanced
2x XLR with 48v Phantom Power Supply
3.5 mm dia. Stereo mini-jack
LANC compatible
GENERAL SECTION
Power Supply Voltage
Power Consumption
Operating Temperature
Dimensions (W x H x D)
Weight (camera only)
Weight (fully equipped)
Continuous Recording Time
BP-930
BP-945
Chassis
7.2v DC
7.1w
0 – 40°C
225 x 220 x 496mm
2410g
3545g
155 min
230 min
Magnesium Alloy
Some images are simulated for clarity of reproduction. All data is based on Canon’s standard testing methods.
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Canon Inc
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Canon Europa NV
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Canon (UK) Ltd
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Reigate
Surrey
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Tel 08705 143 723
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