Video editing and storage software Canon Console : Canon's Console Image Control and Storage software Version 1.1 offers broadcasters, cinematographers and production studios additional functionality with Canon's new XH A1 and XH G1 HD Camcorders. Console software Version 1.1 will be available as a free upgrade to owners of the original software. The new software version will be available in October for an estimated selling price of $599. Canon Console Version 1.1 software lets users control nearly all their Canon camcorder functions (including the XL2, XL H1 and new XH A1 and XH G1 models) with just a Windows based laptop or desktop. Users can also monitor their shots with a built-in Vectrascope and Waveform monitor.