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XA11 output to a portable hard drive

ctlombardo
Apprentice

We want to buy a XA11 for use in our manufacturing plant. We'd like the option of recording from the camera to a portable hard drive. It isn't clear from the product specs that are on-line if you can do that. Reached out to Canon product support and they couldn't understand why I couldn't just keep switching SD cards. Can anyone assist on this one?

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IamintheUK
Rising Star

No, you cannot just plug in an ordinary HD and record on it. Cameras don't have disc control software. The usb port is for connecting to a computer. You can record to an external recorder via HDMI. Have a look at the Atomos range of recorders. Some of them take an HD in a caddy.

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Thanks for replying. Good point about using the Atomos.

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