XL1 cat 9.20
For All the Right Moves...
the Canon Grand Master
3CCD DIGITAL VIDEO CAMCORDER
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The Full Potential of
Digital Video
In One Extraordinary
Camcorder
Just as Canon's Hi8 camcorders have
set the standard time and again, the
XL1 is Canon's new flagship camcorder
and the product that defines the leading
edge of Digital Video.
DV format
Pixel Shift
Canon solves
common shooting dilemmas with a larger
pixel size and the process of Pixel Shift,
which gives wider dynamic range, better
low light, reduced vertical smears, and
high quality still images without sacrificing
the highest resolution.
Whether your need is broadcast
production or simply the very best picture
quality, the mini DV format delivers more
than 500 lines of horizontal resolution –
nearly a 25% improvement in picture
quality over the best analog formats. The
tape formulation is advanced to last
longer and even withstand repeated use
without failure, virtually eliminating drop
out and delivering higher output and less
noise.
IEEE 1394 (DV Terminal)
The XL1 is equipped with a DV terminal
that conforms to IEEE 1394 for digital
transfer of video and sound, in addition to
regular video and audio outputs. It takes
just a single digital cable to edit, copy and
record your video virtually free from
generation loss in image and sound
quality.
Achieve Super High
Resolution Alongside Super
Low Light Capability
3CCD
The XL1 maximizes
the capability of the
DV format by using a
3CCD system with a separate CCD for
each primary color (red, green, blue). A
beam-splitting prism precisely separates
the light
passing
through the
lens into
individual
color
components,
and each is
sent to its
own CCD. 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.
Super low Light
The XL1 incorporates three CCD image
sensors, each with 270,000 pixels,
specifically designed for freedom when
shooting under extremely low light
conditions. The size of each pixel is 72
square microns. That's 150% larger than
the pixel-size on comparable models. The
result is an overall 4dB improvement
(approx.) in sensitivity .
The Process of Pixel Shift
Human eyes respond best to green. The
green component of a video signal
contains 60% of the picture detail whereas
the red and blue components comprise
only 40%. We have physically shifted the
green CCD the equivalent distance of 1/2
pixel horizontally from the red and blue
CCD, then electronically shifted the
green signal 1/2 pixel vertically.
Why has Canon done this? Shifting
the green CCD increases the
sampling points, resulting in a rival
for 410,000 pixel CCD systems in
terms of resolution, while providing
numerous advantages. It responds
to the demands for the highest DV
picture quality, combined with exceptional
low light, wider dynamic range, minimal
vertical smear and superior digital still
images.
Vertical Smear Reduction
Shooting subjects in extremely bright
conditions is handled up to professional
standards with the XL1. Vertical white
streaks from bright light sources are
greatly reduced.
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Unparalleled Optics Plus
Interchangeable-lens Versatility
Magnesium Alloy Body
The XL1 camcorder is designed to
support extensive field use. Its chassis is
mounted in a single, durable magnesium
frame to provide overall strength and
protection from external shock – blending
twenty times the durability of ordinary
camcorder bodies, with countless times
the style.
Top Grip With Recording
Controls
SuperRange
Optical Image Stabilizer
In addition to the normal side grip, the XL1
features a carrying handle complete with
a duplicate set of recording and zoom
controls to better meet your individual
recording style, as well as being ideal for
low-angle recording.
Until now, optical image stabilizers have
used solely a gyro sensor to detect
camcorder vibration (the data from which
controls a vari-angle prism that
continuously corrects the path of the
incoming light). SuperRange goes one
step further by examining the image after
it is received by the CCD, and detecting
any low-frequency vibrations missed by
the gyro. This data is fed-back to
accelerate and refine the movement of the
vari-angle prism. This greatly
improves performance for low
frequency vibration, resulting
in the most advanced optical
image stabilization available
today.
Interchangeable
Lens System
A super-flexible system with an
unbeatable range. XL1 maximizes your
options via the new XL mount system, for
a potential focal range of between 24 and
2160 mm, made possible through the use
of XL and EF (camera) lenses.
Image stabilizer ON
Image stabilizer OFF
SuperRange
Optical Image Stabilizer
Multi-View Finder
Suppression Rate [%]
Whatever your position, the finder
complements your point of view. Slide the
high-resolution (180,000 pixel) color finder
across to suit your individual line of sight –
whether you use your left or right
eye – and move from closerange to open-range at the
flick of a switch.
100
80
60
Conventional
Optical Image
Stabilizer
40
20
0
0.3
1
10
20
Frequency [Hz]
Suppression Performance
of SuperRange
Optical Image Stabilizer
200mm
400mm
600mm
800mm
1000mm
16X Zoom Lens XL 5.5–88mm IS
With Extender XL 1.6X
Extra Wide-angle Lens XL 3.4–10.2mm
Focal range expressed as 35mm equivalents
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Professional Performance
In Each and Every Feature
Optical Image Stabilized
16X Zoom Lens (as
standard)
An optical 16X Zoom (32X Digital) is
included as standard with the XL1 –the
world's longest available lens for a DV
camcorder. It resolves over 600 TV lines
to give an extraordinarily sharp image. By
exceeding the DV standard of 500 TV
lines, the Canon lens delivers greater
visual "sharpness" through its higher
sensitivity in the all important 100 to 250
TV line resolution area. It is fitted with a
variable angle prism for image
stabilization, has an ND filter, manual
focus and zoom rings, plus a push AF
function. You can also boost the power of
XL lenses, with no loss of image
sharpness, by attaching the 1.6X Extender
(optional) between the XL lens and the
XL1.
16X Zoom
32X Digital
... plus 1.6X Extender
EF Adapter
Another valuable accessory is the EF
Adapter that fits onto the XL1 to allow you
to use Canon EF lenses*.
3X Super Wide-Angle Zoom
An optional 3X wide-angle zoom lens will
also be available (Summer 1998) to give
an approximate
range of 3.4 –
10.2mm (35mm film
equivalent of 24 –
72mm).
*In this case, focus manually
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3 Shooting Modes
Programmed AE
The XL1 has three shooting modes to
accommodate any of your recording
needs.
Puts advanced recording techniques at
your fingertips to ensure great results in
various shooting conditions. There are six
programs in all, giving you the balanced
control that you have come to expect from
Canon.
Spotlight
(1) Normal Movie Mode
By merging Canon's unique optics with
3CCD (with pixel shift technology), the
XL1 delivers recordings of stunning
resolution and color rendition –some of the
best video images ever seen outside of
the TV studio. This is the video recording
mode for normal use.
(2) Digital Photo Mode
Take more than 500 brilliantly clear still
pictures on a single tape (in SP mode).
The photo mode further distinguishes XL1
by capturing extremely high resolution still
images. The camera records the still
pictures for approximately 6 seconds, as
well as recording the sound for your
verbal notes or narration.
(3) Frame Movie Mode
This Frame Movie Mode captures exciting,
high-resolution frame still images by using
Pixel Shift technology. It can record an
incredible 30 frame still images a second
– continuously – and effectively eliminates
motion flicker by capturing a full image
with every scan. Because you are
shooting continuously, you need never
worry about missing a single moment.
(Use Normal Movie mode for standard
video shooting.)
Photo Search
Search through your still images, quickly
and easily, wherever they are on a tape.
Shutter-priority/Aperturepriority (Tv/Av)
The new Tv and Av modes permit easy
operation while retaining the creative
image controls commonly found on
Canon's 35mm SLR cameras. In the Tv
mode, you select the shutter speed from
1/60 to 1/15000 of a second and the XL1
will automatically set a matching aperture.
In the Av mode, you select the aperture
from f/1.6 to f/16* and the XL1
automatically sets a matching shutter
speed.
Tv
*For the provided 16x lens
Av
Manual Control
Zebra Pattern
In addition to Tv and Av operation, the
XL1 offers a complete range of manual
controls, ideal for challenging situations
and more creative recordings.
In particular, there is complete freedom to
set the exposure at any combination of
shutter speed and aperture levels. Set the
gain manually to five preset levels ranging
from -3 to +12dB. Set the white balance
manually, or choose either the indoor or
outdoor mode. Shift the exposure by up to
two stops around the automatically set
level.
Reveal areas of overexposure, using
these diagonal stripes to guide you when
setting the aperture and shutter speed.
Microphone
The XL1 comes complete with
a highly sensitive microphone, that gives
excellent performance in terms of
frequency response.
Prepared for Balanced-type
Microphones
The optional MA-100 Microphone
Adapter/Shoulder Pad (with XLR
connectors) allows you to use balancedtype microphones with the XL1. This unit
also lets you attach a commercially
available wireless microphone receiver
plus it functions as a shoulder pad for
advanced handling and control.
M: Frequency Response
10.0
10.0
/Div
dB
Slow Shutter
Whether your aim is a "streaming"
background when panning, or perfect
low-light recording, you can choose from
three slow shutter settings –1/30, 1/15 and
1/8 of a second.
SLR-Style
Flash Photography
Attach a Canon Speedlite E-TTL flash
(380EX) using the optional FA-100 Flash
Adapter to use the XL1 for flash
photography, just like you would with an
SLR camera. The camera sets the flash
duration, sending out a pre-exposure flash
to ensure correct exposure before the
main flash is sent out.
-70.0
Fxd Y 20
Log Hz
20k
Four-Channel
Digital Audio System
The XL1 listens harder than any other
camcorder, by offering three digital audio
modes (16 bit for the highest sound
quality, and two 12 bit modes) and by
being the first camcorder to offer
simultaneous recording on four channels.
What is more, you can output each signal
completely independently too!
Time Code
This precisely identifies each recording
down to the individual frame, showing the
hour, minute, second and frame in the
display. The XL1 uses a "drop-frame"
system that is particularly accurate.
Data Code
Data code recorded separately from the
video signal allows you to display or hide
the date and time as required.
In addition, you can choose to display
other data – shutter speed and exposure
settings – alongside.
● Self-timer
● Digital Fader
● Headphone Terminal (with level adjustment)
● Video and S-video terminals for analog output.
● LANC
Terminal
● LP Mode
● Wide Screen TV Effect
● Remote Control with Jog/Shuttle Dial
● Lithium Ion Power Supply
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XL1 Nomenclature
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Stereo microphone
Viewfinder focusing ring
Viewfinder
Eye cup
AE Shift dial
Audio LCD panel
ND FILTER switch
STABILIZER switch
LIGHT button
AUDIO MONITOR button
POWER dial
Attachment bar
Focusing ring
Zooming ring
PUSH AF button
Auto/Manual Focus switch
EXP. LOCK button
LENS RELEASE switch
REC LEVEL swich (AUDIO 2)
REC LEVEL switch
INPUT SELECT switch
Socket for Shoulder Pad SP-100,
Microphone Adapter/
Shoulder Pad MA-100
Shoulder Pad SP-100
Zoom control
PHOTO button
HOLD lever
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START/STOP button
start/stop button
Remote sensor
Tally lamp
PHONES LEVEL dial
(phones) terminal
Accessory shoe
Zoom control
PHOTO button
EYE POINT SELECT switch
PAUSE button
REW
button
FF
button
STOP button
PLAY button
REC button
Tally lamp
Remote sensor
3CCD
XL Lens Mount
Electronic Contacts
IRIS wheel
MENU button
cursor key
cursor key
cursor key
L/R dials (AUDIO 2)
GAIN dial
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White balance selector knob
WHITE BALANCE set button
STANDBY button
LEVEL dial
BALANCE dial
Video terminal
DC out terminal
Audio 1 terminals
S-video terminal
RECORD SEARCH + button
EVF DISPLAY button
D. EFFECT ON/OFF button
RECORD SEARCH – /
(record review) button
D. EFFECT SELECT button
SHUTTER key
SHUTTER key
AUDIO 2 terminal (R)
AUDIO 2 terminal (L)
EJECT button
BATTERY RELEASE button
Tripod socket
Grip belt
REMOTE terminal
Flash adapter terminal
DV terminal
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SELF TIMER button
ON SCREEN button
MENU button
cursor key
AUDIO MONITOR button
PLAY button
REW
button
(frame reverse) button
STOP button
PAUSE button
START/STOP button
PHOTO button
Transmitter
ZOOM buttons
DATA CODE button
cursor key
cursor key
cursor key
MIX BALANCE buttons
PHOTO SEARCH buttons
FF
button
(frame advance) button
x2 button
SLOW button
Jog/Shuttle dial
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Power Sources
CH-900 Dual
Battery Charger/
Holder
Holds two battery packs.
Can charge them
consecutively and
connect directly to XL1
to give twice the
playback time.
Lithium
Ion Battery Packs
Record for up to 90 minutes
with the compact BP-927.
Canon Digital
Videocassettes
CB-900
Car Battery
Adapter
DVM-E60
To charge lithium ion batteries or power
the camera from a car cigarette lighter
socket..
Digital Video Cassette
DVM-CL
Digital Video Head
Cleaning Cassette
Creative Shooting
Accessories
FA-100 Flash Adapter
Enables you to use a Speedlite
flash with the XL1.
EF
Adapter XL
Fits onto the XL1 to
allow you to use
Canon EF lenses.
Attaches to the XL1 to give SLR-style
flash photography. (The optional FA100 Flash adapter is also necessary.)
FS-72U Filter Set
Includes multiple-image, R-cross
and zoom-spot filters.
Extender
XL 1.6X
Fits between the XL1 and an XL
lens to boost the power of the lens
by 1.6X.
Carrying
Accessories
380EX
Speedlite Flash
MA-100
Microphone
Adapter/Shoulder Pad
Allows you to use a mic. that has XLR
connectors with the XL1, plus makes
shoulder-mounted shooting possible. In
addition, use it to attach a wireless
microphone receiver or the separately
available CH-900 Dual Battery Charger/
Holder.
HC-3000
System Case
VL-10Li
Battery
Video Light
A solid and lockable system case
that provides stylish protection during
transportation and storage.
Powerful 10 W illumination. A
lithium ion battery attaches directly,
so operation is cable-free.
Availability differs from area to area.
This mark identifies genuine Canon video accessories.
When you use Canon video equipment, we recommend Canon-brand
accessories or products bearing the same mark.
THE CANON XL1 KIT
Canon XL1 Specifications
Power supply (rated): 7.2 V DC
Power consumption (While recording,
AF=ON): 9.5 W ( Approx., recording with
the AF turned on)
Television system: EIA standard (525
lines, 60 fields) NTSC color signal
Video recording system: 2 rotary
heads, helical scanning system
DV system (Consumer digital VCR SD
system) Digital component recording
Audio recording system: PCM digital
sound: 16 bit (48kHz/2ch), 12 bit (32kHz/
2 from 4 ch), 12 bit (32kHz/4ch
simultaneous)
Image sensor: 3CCD 1/3" Pixel Shift
(charge coupled device) 270,000 pixels
(250,000 effective pixels)
Tape format: Videocassettes bearing the
(Mini DV) mark.
Tape speed: SP: 3/4 ips (18.81 mm/s); LP:
1
/2 ips(12.56 mm/s)
Maximum recording time: SP: 60
minutes (with a 60 min. cassette); LP: 90
minutes (with a 60 min. cassette)
Fast forward/rewind time: 2 mins 50
sec. (with a 60 min. cassette)
Lens mount: XL Interchangeable lens
system (16x zoom [supplied]:
f/1.6-2.6, 5.5-88mm)
Focusing system: TTL autofocus,
manual focusing possible.
Maximum shutter speed: 1/15,000 sec
Minimum illumination: 2 lx (using XL
5.5-88mm lens and slow shutter at 1/8 of
a second)
Recommended illumination: More than
100 lx
Filter diameter: 72mm (XL lens)
Viewfinder: 0.7-inch, color LCD (approx.
180,000 pixels)
Microphone: Stereo electret condenser
microphone
DV terminal: Special 4 pin connector
(based on IEEE1394)
Output level:
Video terminal: RCA jack, 1 Vp-p/75Ω
unbalanced, synchronized load
S-video terminal: 4 pin mini DIN, 1 Yp-p
(Y signal), 0.286 Vp-p (C signal)
Audio terminal: RCA jack (L, R), 2 sets
4dBm (47kΩ load)/3kΩ or less,
unbalanced
Input level:
Audio terminal: RCA jack (L, R) , 2 sets
-11dBV/47kΩ (LINE), unbalanced
-35dBV/600Ω (MIC ATT), unbalanced
-55dBV/600Ω (MIC), unbalanced
Microphone terminal: ø 3.5mm stereo
mini-jack, -59dBV (with 600Ω mic)/600Ω
Operating temperature range:
32˚ - 104˚ F (0˚ - 40˚ C)
Dimensions: 83/4 x 87/16 x 165/16 in
(223 x 214 x 415 mm)
Weight (not including lens and battery
pack): 3 lbs 1115/16 oz approx. (1.7kg)
(fully loaded): 6 lbs 47/8 oz approx.
(2.86kg)
www.canondv.com
• XL1
• Zoom Lens 16X XL 5.5-88 mm IS
• BP-927 Battery Pack
• CA-900 Compact Power Adapter
• DC-900 DC Coupler
• SS-1000 Shoulder Strap
• WL-D2000 Wireless Controller
• SP-100 Shoulder Pad
• S-150 S-video Cable
• STV-150 Stereo Video Cable
• DVM-E30 DV Cassette
• Lens Hood
Errors and omissions excepted.
Weight and dimensions are approximate.
Subject to change without notice.
*Connect only equipment bearing the LANC
symbol.
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