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Posts: 29
Registered: ‎09-25-2019

Just got the Canon XF400 !

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I had been using my Canon Vixia G60 camcorder for over a year which I like a lot and still use. But I had been having "top handle" envy for some time and had been eyeing the Canon XF400. I just received the XF400 from B&H and I can definitely say I'm already instantly spoiled by having dual XLR audio inputs on the top handle! I attached the Audio Technica AT875R boom shotgun mic to the top handle mic holder into XLR input 1. I also attached a Comica dual wireless lav mic receiver to the top handle cold shoe going into the XLR input 2. Now I can do running and gunning filming while recording audio both close range from the shotgun mic plus from a far distance from the U.H.F. wireless lav mic receiver. For the Comica wireless system, I can either choose to use 2 wireless transmitters or swap out one transmitter for the Comica handheld mic to pass around for doing interview style filming. I can also utilize the camera's built-in stereo mic for recording audio for input channel 3 and 4. That means a total of 4 mics recording audio simultaneously if I so desire. Woohoo! I already added the latest firmware update which now provides 6 different color profiles to choose from, another plus! 4K at 60 FPS is another bonus along with the larger 3.5 inch LCD touch screen!

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Posts: 12
Registered: ‎02-07-2021

Re: Just got the Canon XF400 !

Congratulations on the purchase! My pocket would'nt run to a 1.0 sensor so I finished up buying the Canon XA40 a couple of months ago. For some strange reason I've temporarily lost my motivation for using it. As you say the mike input options are great. Good luck with it.

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Posts: 29
Registered: ‎09-25-2019

Re: Just got the Canon XF400 !

Thanks for the reply. I'm spoiled by the 1 inch sensor on my Canon Vixia G60 camcorder so I already knew I wanted another 1 inch sensor model, but with XLR inputs.
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