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Suggestions for a Decent Camcorder? (Affordable)

Hi everyone, My dad has used a Canon camera during my childhood, so I have memories of it and knowing it is among good camera brands. I have recently been considering to purchase a camcorder to make general home and nature videos, since I'm tired of ...


Hello, my name is Jeff and I am new to the Canon Forum.  I recently purchased a Canon XA40 4K Camcorder  from B&H and look forward to learning all of the in's & out's of usage over time.  I will be using this site as a place to look for any answers t...

Using the XA11 as an external camera for Windows 10 Home

So I recently bought an XA11 in order to  both film and live stream lessons for my students. The reviews online from multiple sources indicated I would be able to hook this camera up to my computer in order to record video directly to the computer us...

XA10 Professional camcorder

There's something not working when I turn on the camcorder. The green light comes on, but alongside it is the pause icon. It means I can't record. It's either paused or off. Thank you in advance for your help!

HelenV by Contributor
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XA11 nothing in viewfinder

I have an XA 11 that was purchased new in March of this year. Ever since receiving in, I have never been able to get any image in the viewfinder. I haven't really worried about it until now as I use the touch screen, but I guess I better ask while it...

XA50 - Live Streaming with a projector screen

Looking for some advice. I live stream a Rotray Club meeting every week. There is pretty much always a presenter, who will bring a powerpoint presentation. During the presentations, I frame the projector screen used for the people in the room to see,...

VIXIA HF R800 - live streaming help please!!!

Just received the Vixia HF R800 camcorder and am afraid I am missing a huge step.  Powered up, connected to laptop (Lenovo ThinkPad) with OBS and the laptop isn't recongizing the camcorder, and it doesnt look like the camcorder is recongizing it's co...

Resolved! Vixia HF R800 - touch screen controls displayed

I have the camera connected via HDMI to a video encoder. The camera is sending both the image and the controls which appear on the touch screen. How do I turn off the visibility of the controls on the touch screen?

jdarby by Apprentice
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Problems with Mode Selection Switch VIXIA HF G30

I purchased this video camera back on August 8, 2013 so it is out of warranty. The problem is the selector switch for picking your shooting mode, I can not access Cinema.  When the switch is Auto the camera is in Auto mode, when I switch to manual th...

Image Warping Canon G50 While Filming Trains

Earlier this year, I tried to figure out a way to prevent/remove vibrations from my railroad footage, which I mis-catagorized as camera shake. After further research, I was able to mitigate it somewhat, by adding weight to my tripod (I should add at ...

Azden Shotgun microphone

Greetings Canon Community, I recently started a new job and they have a Sony XA10 videocamera. Currently, they are using an external shotgun microphone (Azden SGM PDII).  After using it a couple of times, I am not very pleased with the audio quality ...

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