Video editing and storage - Features|
With the updated Console software, users can control all of the expanded features available in Canon's new XH A1 and XH G1 camcorders, including an extended parameter range, access to all custom pre-sets; control up to +36db of Gain; +1.25 / -1.25 of AE Shift; white balance preset shift; color correction and sky detail. The latest version of console is also compatible with the feature set of the Canon XL H1 HD camcorder and Canon XL2 SD Camcorder, Now, based on user feedback, Console Version 1.1 software includes added keyboard shortcuts for smoother operation. Additionally, when recording video to tape and hard drive simultaneously, the resulting footage will have a matching time code.
Canon's DIGIC DV II Image Processor
The XH A1 and XH G1 camcorders feature Canon's DIGIC DV II proprietary digital signal processor, which Canon designed specifically for HD acquisition. Found also in Canon's flagship XL H1 HD camcorder, the DIGIC DV II processor provides highly accurate color and tonal reproduction needed for high HD image quality. A new noise reduction system, combined with a new gamma system, helps to reduce noise in monotone and shadow areas. The fast processing speed of the DIGIC DV II chip allows video and photos to be shot simultaneously. Furthermore, the processor's low power consumption, contributes to longer battery life.
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