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Re: Does the XL-H1 Still hold up?

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Declan Smith
Re: Does the XL-H1 Still hold up?
on Feb 23, 2016 at 7:53:28 pm

I can't speak for Sony Vegas and codec support issues, but there are many tools out there for converting between them.

With regards to tapes, I tend not to use tapes with my Canon XLH1 anymore, but always have them on standby. I've only every used Sony DV Premium tapes (MEDVM60). When I went HD, I switched from tape based XL2 to XLH1 with Samurai. The advice I always went with is to use the same brand / model of tapes and not to interchange them, so if you went say Panasonic tapes, stick with them. Not sure whether that was sound advice or not, but I never had tape issues. One thing I also never did was re-use tapes. Bars & Tone for the first 30 seconds, record then write protect. That was always my method of working. With HDV, dropouts on tape can be more of an issue because the amount of frames that could be affected by a dropout.

Declan Smith
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