∂ C KNOW HOW ® 1-800-OK-CANON / www.usa.canon.com Canon U.S.A., Inc. One Canon Plaza, Lake Success NY 11042 U.S.A. Canon Canada Inc. 6390 Dixie Road, Mississauga Ontario L5T 1P7 Canada Canon Mexicana, S. DE R.L. DE C.V. Blvd. M. A. Camacho No. 138, Piso PB, 15, 16 y 17, Col. Lomas de Chapultepec, C.P. 11000 México, D.F. México Canon Latin America, Inc. 703 Waterford Way, Suite 400, Miami FL 33126 U.S.A. C Canon HongKong Co., Ltd. 19/F, The Metropolis Tower, 10 Metropolis Drive, Hunghom, Kowloon, Hong Kong 0046W075 02/05 ©2005 CANON U.S.A., INC. www.canondv.com www.canondv.com 3CCD DIGITAL VIDEO CAMCORDER PRINTED IN U.S.A. Intentionally Overengineered. 60i Frame Rate 30p Frame Rate 24p Frame Rate 60 fields per second, interlaced, is the standard video frame rate for North American TV viewing 30p, or 30 progressive, is a non-interlaced format, producing video at the rate of 30 full frames per second, delivering spectacular clarity per frame. 24p, 24 frames per second progressive (both 2:3 and 2:3:3:2 pull down), produces video with the look and motion of film. As well, the XL2 has 1/48th shutter speed in this frame rate which exactly matches a film camera. The Canon XL2. Born of the highly designed for the video and film pro. The Canon XL2. A powerful 20x professional fluorite lens. Access to a An interchangeable lens system in a wealth of XL video lenses and to a world of Canon photographic lenses. category all by itself. A superior A superior 3CCD progressive scan imaging system delivering outstanding imaging system. Open architecture for picture quality, highly accurate color reproduction and a wide dynamic expandability and customization. And now, open architecture for manual and creative image control. Professional Unsurpassed Image Quality range. Selectable frame rates and independent manual controls to create your own cine look. Whatever you’re shooting, from TV documentaries to Indies, the XL2 is ready. audio control. Ready when you are. 16 : 9 Wide Aspect Ratio a 3 Frame Rates Interchangeable Lens System successful XL1. An engineering marvel As the market shifts to home theatre systems that include widescreen TVs, demand is increasing for programs that deliver the full width of filmbased theatrical movies. Canon’s XL2 delivers both the standard 4:3 aspect ratio for the common TV screen plus the popular 16:9 widescreen ratio. Progressive Scan 3CCD System The XL2 features a 3 CCD system with a separate progressive scan CCD (chargecoupled device) for each primary color (red, green and blue). Each CCD contains 680,000 pixels. Together they deliver outstanding image quality, highly accurate color reproduction and a wide dynamic range. Canon is the only company to offer a MiniDV format camcorder with interchangeable lenses. The XL2 offers you the ability to change lenses from the XL series of lenses or Canon’s extensive range of photographic lenses. The Canon XL series of lenses includes a powerful 20x Zoom Lens, 16x Automatic Lens, 16x Manual Lens and a 3x Wide Angle Lens. The 20x lens (standard) features the finest optics with fluorite achieving the famous “L-series” designation plus Super Range Optical Image Stabilization, zoom and focus presets and built-in neutral density filters. Fluorite provides outstanding resolution, contrast and color reproduction and delivers the ultimate in clarity and image quality by reducing color aberration. Canon’s superb Optical Image Stabilization system corrects camera shake instantly while maintaining the integrity of the image unlike some electronics image stabilizers. By incorporating a gyro sensor to detect camcorder vibration and control a vari-angle prism Canon’s system continuously corrects the path of incoming light to the CCD image sensor to ensure smooth, steady video even at telephoto. Super Range uses feedback from the camera to accelerate and refine the p The XL2 meets the demands being made on the video production community to provide solutions under a multitude of different scenarios. movement of the prism for the most advanced image stabilization available. The 16x IS II Lens also with Super Range Optical Image Stabilization resolves to more than 600 TV lines to record extraordinary sharp images. For wide angle imaging, Canon offers the 3x Wide Angle Lens with resolution in excess of 600 TV lines, while the 16x Mechanical Servo Zoom Lens gives you the flexibility of calibrated focus and zooms. For added optical lens magnification, apply Canon’s 1.6x Extender between the camcorder and the zoom lens. Using Canon’s optional EF Adapter opens the XL2 to a wealth of Canon EOS EF photographic lenses, a tremendous supertelephoto boon to those producing wildlife, astronomy or surveillance videos. Total Image Control The Canon XL2. Puts the control of your vision in your hands, where it belongs. You’ve got the power to manipulate the image just the For Your way you want. Start with white balance, shutter speeds and aperture Creative Vision control. Create a cine look, with control of all the nuances, from gamma and knee to coring and hue. Adjust the setup level, skin detail and gain. The XL2 is designed to deliver creative image control when you want it, how you want it. The XL2: ready, willing and able. Master RGB Gain Set Up Level Master Pedestal Skin Detail Gain The Master RGB control offers 13 steps of adjustment to each of the red, green and blue components of the video signal. For professional fine tuning of the image, the IRE setup level of the XL2 can be adjusted in 13 steps. The Master Pedestal, which is the starting point of the gamma curve, can be adjusted in 13 steps. You can adjust hue, chroma, area, and Y level to determine the skin area and soften detail to reduce the appearance of skin imperfections. A zebra pattern identifying the skin area appears, which alternates with the normal picture. The following video gain settings can be selected: -3, 0, +3, +6, +12, and +18 dB, as well as automatic adjustment. XL2 Cine With increasing emphasis placed on delivering the cine look to video, the XL2 offers you the ability to customize your video recordings using a number of variables, each one can be adjusted independently, giving precise control over the “film-like” appearence of your video. Gamma Knee (H/M/L) Black Color Matrix Vertical Detail Sharpness Coring Noise Reduction Color Gain Color Phase The gamma curve of the image can be adjusted independently for a “video look” (Normal) or a “film look” (Cine). The highlight area level is adjustable (High, Middle, or Low) using the XL2’s knee circuit. Control the depth of black in the dark areas of an image. You can emphasize contrast in the video’s dark areas (by selecting “Stretch”) or deepen or enhance the dark area (by selecting “Press”). You can change from a video (Normal) look to a film (Cine) look. There are 2 settings: “Normal” for vertical detail optimized for playback on an interlaced monitor, “Low” for a progressive scan monitor like a PC. Change the degree of sharpness in the image. Images that do not require a lot of detail can be softened, such as imperfections during close-ups. Helps decrease image “noise” by reducing fine detail information that is not a major contributor to the picture detail. Remove video noise—nonpicture artifacts such as those commonly found in low-light images—without hurting image detail or creating motion artifacts. Adjustable in 13 steps, from off to oversaturated, this adjustment will let you shoot in black and white, for example. Adjust the Color Phase of the image towards red or green for exact control. Exposure Control & White Balance Programmed Auto Exposure Modes provide automated, advanced recording settings for professional results in various shooting conditions. There are a variety of AE programs available: Auto, Shutter-Priority, AperturePriority, Full Manual, Spotlight, Low Light and Easy Recording. Using AE Shift, you can add or subtract a bit of exposure, making slight adjustments to the image brightness to compensate for backlighting or for scenes that are being rendered slightly overexposed. With AE Lock, you can hold the exposure at a particular setting, preventing unplanned exposure changes with a moving subject, for instance. The XL2 offers you Automatic White Balance (including a fully automated mode, an indoor mode and an outdoor mode), and manual white balancing. The camera also gives you the option of setting and saving up to three white balance presets that can be reused for non-sequential shooting. Color Viewfinder Zebra Pattern Zoom Control Custom Keys Custom Presets Durable Design The XL2’s color viewfinder displays 16:9 Letterbox, as well as full screen 4:3. The viewfinder can be shifted from side-toside, as well as front to back. Best of all, the viewfinder easily converts to a fully functional 2" LCD monitor. Displayed in the viewfinder but not recorded, Zebra stripes can be made to appear over any area that is overexposed. This helps guide aperture and shutter speed adjustment. Settings are 80, 85, 90, 95, and 100 IRE. The XL2 features zoom controls on both the side grip as well as the carrying handle. On the side grip, choose from variable zoom (pressure controlled) or one of 16 constant zoom speeds. You can assign frequently used functions to two easily accessible buttons, allowing the XL2 to better match your shooting preferences or environment. Each of three custom presets can be assigned any one of a number of functions, accessible at the touch of a button, for faster and easier camera operation. These presets can be transferred to another XL2 using the IEEE1394 connection. The XL2, designed for extensive field use, features a chassis mounted on a single durable magnesium alloy frame, providing protection from external shock. A dust gasket on the tape door offers added protection. Intuitive Operation Within moments of putting the XL2 to work, it's logically-designed controls will have you “at home” with its operation. The Canon XL2. Designed to bring out your professional side. Outstanding image quality. Remarkable image control. Interchangeable lenses. Selectable aspect ratio. Selectable frame rates. On-camera XLR and BNC Maximize the Performance connectors. 4 channel independent audio control. SMPTE time code. An outstanding design. The list goes on. The Canon XL2 is ready for you. Recording Options Audio Control Professional Features The XL2’s Clear Scan feature is designed to record a computer CRT screen or similar equipment without displaying a black band or flicker on the screen. The camera can adjust shutter speeds, allowing you to perfectly match the CRT’s scan rate. The Interval Timer can be programmed to record at various intervals for varying amounts of time. This is time lapse motion videography. Set intervals include: 30 seconds; 1 minute; 5 minutes; 10 minutes. Set recording times include: 0.5 second; 1.0 second; 1.5 seconds; 2.0 seconds. When specific accessories compatible with the Advanced Accessory Shoe are attached, the XL2 can exchange data with them and supply power directly to them. These accessories include the DM-50 Directional Microphone as well as the MA-300 Microphone Adapter, which lets you connect two additional XLR microphones. The XL2 has individual gain controls for each of the 4 audio channels. Along with these controls, there are various switches to automatic or manual level recording, select different inputs and attenuation. The audio level can be monitored in the viewfinder and the side of the camcorder by the built-in VU meters. There is a headphone terminal with level control for monitoring the audio when recording or playback. The XL2 can generate SMPTE color bars, and a 1KHz reference tone. On top of that, the camera can record a SMPTE time code on the tape (drop, non-drop, rec run, free run, user bit). For specialized applications the date and time can be burned onto the video. The XL2 also has BNC, RCA, and S-video terminals. XLR Audio Inputs The XL2 has two built-in XLR connectors on the camera body for professional and high-end audio equipment. For more creative control, Canon offers the optional MA-300 Microphone Adapter, with two additional XLR connectors. Advanced Viewfinder Settings The XL2’s viewfinder has three indicators which light up to alert you of vital camcorder settings and operations (Shutter, Rec, Gain). In addition, all viewfinder display information can be removed, providing you with a clear, unobstructed viewing area. Nomenclature 32 36 52 46 53 54 55 56 33 37 28 47 34 48 29 49 35 30 50 31 4 2 51 3 1 54 38 optional CH-910 Dual Battery Charger and BP-945 Batteries 24 5 6 7 8 9 10 44 25 27 43 26 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 39 40 41 42 45 1 Stereo Microphone 11 Focusing Ring 21 END SEARCH Button 31 COLOR BARS ON/OFF Button 41 Cassette Compartment 51 AUDIO 1 RCA Terminal 2 Viewfinder Focusing Ring 12 Zooming Ring 22 STANDBY Button 32 INPUT SELECT (CH3, CH4) Switch 42 Backup Battery Compartment 52 EVF DISPLAY Button 3 Viewfinder 13 ND Filter Switch 23 AUDIO MONITOR Button 33 REC LEVEL (CH3, CH4) Switch 43 Main Battery 53 CUSTOM KEYS 4 Eye Cup 14 Auto/Manual Focus Switch 24 POWER Dial 34 INPUT SELECT (CH1, CH2) Switch 44 AE SHIFT Dial 54 EJECT Switch 5 Position Preset Switch 15 LENS RELEASE Switch 25 CH3/CH4 LEVEL Dial (AUDIO2) 35 REC LEVEL (CH1, CH2) Switch 45 Grip Belt 55 CUSTOM PRESET ON/OFF Button 6 STABILIZER Switch 16 MENU Button 26 CH1/CH2 LEVEL Dial (AUDIO1) 36 FRONT MIC ATT. Switch 46 S-video Terminal 56 CUSTOM PRESET SELECT Button 7 EXP. LOCK Button 17 IRIS SELECT Dial 27 Adapter Holder 37 REC CH SELECT Switch 47 Video Terminal (BNC) 8 FRAME RATE Selector Switch 18 GAIN Dial 28 REC SEARCH + Button 38 Strap Mount 48 RCA/BNC Selector 9 ASPECT RATIO Selector Switch 19 WHITE BALANCE Selector Knob 29 REC SEARCH –/Record Review Button 39 Shoulder Pad 49 Video Terminal (RCA) 20 WHITE BALANCE Set Button 30 COLOR BARS SELECT Button 40 BATT. RELEASE Button 50 AUDIO 2 RCA Terminal 10 LIGHT Nomenclature 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 1 2 88 3 89 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 67 68 69 70 71 30 72 57 58 59 60 61 62 76 84 77 85 78 79 65 64 80 86 81 87 82 83 63 66 73 57 Grip Zoom Lever 69 REW Button 58 Zoom Speed Dial 70 PLAY Button 59 Variable/Constant Zoom Switch 71 FF 60 REC START/STOP Button 72 REC Button 84 DV/REMOTE (LANC) Terminal Door 61 REC START/STOP Button 73 SHUTTER Indicator 62 Lock Lever 63 Advanced Accessory Shoe 74 75 81 COLOR BARS ON/OFF Button 82 SHUTTER Speed Button REMOTE CONTROL 83 SHUTTER Speed Button 1 ZOOM Buttons 11 END SEARCH Button 21 MENU Button 2 ON SCREEN Button 12 FF Button 22 85 +48V Switches 3 START/STOP Button 13 (Frame Advance) Button 23 REC PAUSE Button 74 REC Indicator 86 MIC ATT. Switches 4 DATA CODE Button 14 x2 Button 24 75 GAIN UP Indicator 87 XLR Input Terminals 5 ZERO SET MEMORY Button 15 PLAY Button 25 SEARCH SELECT Button 64 Dioptric Adjustment Lever 76 PHONE LEVEL Dial 88 DV Terminal 6 MIX BALANCE CH2/4 Button 16 STOP Button 26 REW 65 Handle Zoom Lever 77 HEADPHONES Terminal 89 REMOTE (LANC) Terminal 7 MIX BALANCE CH1/3 Button 17 SLOW Button 27 66 Operation Panel 78 REC SEARCH + Button 8 INDEX Button 18 AUDIO MONITOR Button 67 PAUSE Button 79 REC SEARCH –/Record Review Button 9 SET Button 19 SELF TIMER Button 29 PAUSE Button 68 STOP 80 COLOR BARS SELECT Button 10 AV-DV Button 20 30 Jog/Shuttle Dial Button Button Cursor Keys SEARCH Button SEARCH Button Button (Frame Rewind) Button 28 REMOTE SET Button Optional Accessories 16x Zoom Lens XL 5.5-88mm f/1.6-2.6 Wide-Angle 3x Zoom Lens XL 3.4-10.2mm f/1.8-2.2 16x Manual Servo Zoom Lens XL 5.4-86.4mm Includes features like a variable angle prism for image stabilization, ND filter, manual focus, zoom rings and a push AF function. High resolution exceeding 600 TV lines. It has an ND filter, manual focus and zoom ring. This manual lens gives you the flexibility of calibrated power zoom, power iris, 2 built-in ND filters and calibrated manual focus. EF Adapter XL EF Lenses Ratio Converter RC-72 FS-72U Filter Set Allows the attachment of over 50 Canon photographic EF lenses to the XL2. (Magnification: 7.8x in 16:9, 9.6x in 4:3) Select from over 50 high-quality Canon EF lenses, ranging from Fisheye to Super Telephoto to a choice of versatile zoom models. When shooting in 4:3 Mode, this 0.8x converter provides the same angle of view as 16:9 Mode. Includes Neutral Density (ND 8), Polarizing and Ultraviolet filters. DM-50 Directional Stereo Microphone MA-300 Microphone Adapter FU-1000 Monochrome CRT Viewfinder Unit VL-10LI Battery Video Light The DM-50 is a directional stereo mic which connects to the XL2’s Advanced Accessory Shoe, no cables or additional power is required. Lithium Ion Battery Packs BP-945/BP-930 These high capacity lithium ion battery packs allow the longest running time available. Providing power and audio connection without any wires. Professional style 1.5 inch monochrome CRT. CH-910 Dual Battery Charger CB-920 Car Battery Adapter It holds two lithium ion batteries. Can charge them consecutively or supply power to the camcorder. Power your camcorder using the DC-920 or changing lithium-ion battery packs from a car’s cigarette lighter. Extender XL 1.6 x Increases the focal length of the XL2 lens by 1.6x. With its 10-watt illumination, improves lighting and image quality whether you are shooting indoors or out. ZR-1000 Zoom Remote Controller Controls Start/Stop, Focus, OnScreen, Record Search (+/–). Variable and Single Speed Zoom. FireStore FS-4 Portable DTE Recorder * The FireStore FS-4 eliminates the need to capture prior to editing and provides a confidence, drop-out free recording simultaneously to tape. Compact, portable, and rugged, it features a 40GB (about 3 hour) disk drive with FireWire interface. TA-100 Tripod Adapter System Case HC-3200 FireStore FS-4 Pro Portable DTE Recorder * TA-100 Tripod Adapter allows you to quickly mount/dismount the XL2 on or from a tripod. A solid, lockable case that allows you to protect the contents of the kit. Offering all the benefits of the FireStore FS-4, the Pro model adds Avid support, multiple timecode modes, retro-record, and scene marking. Available in 40GB (about 3 hour) and 80GB (about 6 hour) versions. * Additional accessories are also available. Supplied Accessories XL2 Camcorder Body • Zoom Lens 20x zoom XL 5.4-108mm L IS • Color Viewfinder • Lithium Battery (for Auto-Date) • WL-D4000 Wireless Controller • Two R03/AAA Batteries (for Wireless Controller) • Lens Cap • Lens Dust Cap • Lens Hood • Lens Soft Case • Camcorder Dust Cap • CA-920 Compact Power Adapter • AC Cable • DC-920 DC Coupler • BP-930 Battery Pack (with Terminal Cover) • SS-1000 Shoulder Strap • STV-150 Stereo Video Cable • S-150 S-Video Cable • Microphone • Adapter Holder • Instruction manual • Lens Instruction manual Specifications Intentionally Overengineered. Power Supply: 7.2V DC (battery pack) Power Consumption: 7.1W (recording with AF, 20x zoom XL 5.4-108 L IS mounted) Television System: EIA standard (525 lines, 60 fields) NTSC color signal Video Recording System: Two rotating heads, helical scan azimuth recording, DV System (Consumer digital VCR SD system) digital component recording Audio Recording System: PCM digital recording: 16 bit (48 kHz/2 channels); 12 bit (32 kHz/4 channels) (synchronous 4-channel recording is possible) Image Sensor: Size 1/3", approx. 680,000 pixels (total), Progressive Scan CCD x3 (charge-coupled device) with horizontal pixel shift 16:9 target area: approx. 460,000 pixels (962 x 480) x3 CCD, 0.289" diagonal 4:3 target area: approx. 350,000 pixels (720 x 480) x3 CCD, 0.236" diagonal Tape Format: Video cassettes bearing the a mark Tape Speed: SP: 0.74 ips (18.81mm/second), LP; 0.49 ips (12.56 mm/second) Maximum Recording System: SP; 80 min., LP; 120 min. Fast-forward/reverse Time: Approx. 2 minutes and 20 seconds (using 60-minute tape) Viewfinder: 2.0-inch TFT color LCD; Approx. 200,000 pixels, RGB delta configuration Microphone: Stereo electret condenser microphone Frame Rate: 60i, 30p, 24p (2:3 & 2:3:3:2) Lens Mount: XL interchangeable lens system Image Stabilizer: Optical system (VAP), (20x zoom XL 5.4-108mm L IS installed) Focusing System: TTL autofocus. Manual focusing possible (20x zoom XL 5.4-108mm L IS installed) Minimum Object Distance: 20mm (Wide macro), 1m (entire zoom range): (20x zoom XL 5.4-108mm L IS installed) White Balance: Auto white balance, pre-set white balance (indoor, outdoor) or custom white balance Minimum Illumination: Approx. 5.5 lx (20x zoom XL 5.4-108mm L IS installed, auto mode, 60i frame rate, 4:3 aspect ratio, 1/60th second shutter) Recommended Subject Illumination: More than 100 lx Filter Diameter: 72mm (XL lens) I/O Terminals (Level/Impedance): DV Terminal: 4-pin connector (complies with IEEE1394); input/output switching S-video Terminal: 4-pin mini-DIN; input/output switching 1 Vp-p/75 ohms (Y signal), 0.286 Vp-p/75 ohms (C signal) Video Terminals: RCA pin jack; input/output switching/BNC jack; input/output switching 1 Vp-p/75 ohms unbalanced Audio Terminal: RCA pin jack (L/R) 2 systems; input/output switching Audio Signals: During input; Min. –10 dBv/47 kohms unbalanced During output; Max. –10 dBv (for 47 kohm load)/3 kohm unbalanced XLR Pin Jack (3-pin jack) 2 Systems: (input only) balanced –54 dBv (Auto)/600 ohms, –66 dBv (Auto/Gain up 12 dB), –66 dBv (Manual/Vol. Max), –78 dBv (Manual/Vol Max + Gain up 12 dB) ATT: 20 dB Front Microphone Input Terminal: ø3.5mm stereo mini-jack unbalanced –55 dBv (Auto), –67 dBv (Manual/Vol Max)/600 ohms Headphone Terminal: ø3.5 mm stereo mini-jack –23.5 dBv (with 16 ohm load at maximum volume)/50 ohms Editing (LANC) Terminal: ø2.5 mm stereo mini-jack Accessory Shoe: Supports MA-300 Microphone Adapter Operating Temperature: 32–104˚ F (0–40˚C) Dimensions (W x H x D): 8.9 x 8.7 x 19.5 in. (225 x 220 x 496mm) Weight (Camcorder body only): 5.3 lbs. (2410g) Total Equipped Weight: 7.8 lbs. (3545g) Specifications are subject to change without notice. Weight and dimensions are approximate. Canon and Canon Know How are registered trademarks of Canon Inc. in the United States and may also be registered marks in other countries. Microsoft and Windows are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries. Macintosh and Mac OS are trademarks of Apple Computer, Inc., registered in the United States and other countries. Other names and products not mentioned above may be registered trademarks or trademarks of their respective companies. Warning: Unauthorized recording of copyrighted materials may infringe on the rights of copyright owners and be contrary to copyright laws.