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External Microphone Recommendations For Canon Vixia HF M50

Hello: I have reviewed the microphone options for the mini-advanced shoe, and they don't work for my application.  I need an external condenser microphone that can be on a wire 50 feet away from the camera.  I tried a dynamic microphone but voices we...

Canon Camcorders XA10 and HFR17 Picture Quality

I have recorded two video shots one with a Canon XA10 and the other with Canon HFR17. Both video quality and bitrates were identical (see attached photos).I have inserted the two video files in a video editor and the output file is m2ts. If you look ...

Best set up to find correct custom picture settings?

When you customize your picture settings you usually do it visually? But how to make set ups that works in different conditions? TV? Monitor? Lightning? Face skin? Grey card? Anyone who know about web pages or videos(YouTube) showing how to best cust...

mfurmyr by Apprentice
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Zr300 Via USB cable is not recognized by my window 8 OS

The operating system windows 8 is not recognizing Canon ZR300 for loading into my computer for editing. I have a Dell 660s that only has USB, no fire wire which nearly outdated since the USB is faster now. On the Canon sight it stated they have no dr...

Wilbert by Apprentice
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HF M52 & direct copy to USB 3.0 HDD

Hello, I was wondering if anyone could help me shine some light onto wether anyone has had any success using the direct copy to USB HDD feature of the camcorder with a USB 3.0 HDD? I have a USB 3.0 drive, and have it powered via a separate power conn...

JonSTX by Apprentice
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Does anyone burn BD from the camera directly?

My camera is a Canon Vixia HF M50. The instruction book says on page 155 that is is possible to burn directly to a Blu-Ray recorder through the usb cable. What recorders will do this? The one I have is for the Mac and the camera does not see it. It t...

canon dc 10

hi to all, i need help with finalizing dvd, however i have a lot unfinalized dvd's and my camera is stolen, since i live in bosnia there is no chance to find the same camera, i tried to recover/read dvd with cd roller with no succes, any idea how to ...

cimbri by Apprentice
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Cannot transfer files from Canon VIXIA HF 11 to computer

I am having problems uploading files from my HF 11 to my Windows 7 PC.  It was working in Windows 7 previously, but now the computer does not recognize the drive properly.  In Windows Explorer, it states the drive has no files or memory, which is cle...

CTuser by Apprentice
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XA 20 serious problem

the XA20 has a major problem when you use it simultenious with flash.It appears "echo" lines after one or multiple flashes.It happen with all codecs!!ANY SOLUTION

geogril by Apprentice
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Optura 50 failure to capture

I have an Optura 50 but have been unable to capture for the last two years and wonder why because I have done it in the past using the same cord. Is there something I don't know about? I am using Pinnacle Studio

larryn6 by Apprentice
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HV20 Powers off When Screen is Opened

Have researched this forum and others for a similar case, and have not found any help. My HV20 will turn on and function without issues until I open the display screen.  As soon as I open the screen, the camera will power off.  The red power button w...

ncm7772 by Apprentice
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