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Resolved! Vixia HFm500 camcorder, problems with play back.

I have a Vixia HF M500 camcorder.  I am using a PNY Professional 16GB, Class 10 SDHC card.  When I try to access the AVCHD video I have on the card, via the playback button, I get a yellow [?] instead of a thumbnail of the video on the card.  I have ...

sisko67 by Apprentice
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Canon XHA1 video camera HD specs

I'm shooting with the Canon XHA1 video camera.  I'm just starting to shoot HD.  The specs state that the camera shoots HD at 1440 x 1080 (16:9), but that is not an actual 16:9.  The real 16:9 ratio would be 1920 x 1080.  My question is 1. Why would t...

HELP!!! Burning video to DVD

I am new to the forum and sure hope I can get some help. I have a Canon VIVIA HF R10 video camera, it takes me hours to combine movie files and burn a DVD. I do this on an old laptop windows vista because I haven't been able to load the Canon softwar...

External microphone issue

When I plug in an Apex162 mini-condenser stereo microphone to my Canon Vixia HF400 camcorder, the audio grays out and there is no sound. Can anyone shed some light on this for me? The Apex appears to have the correct plug, i.e., 3.5 mm. Thanks

Using Start/Stop button as Pause recording?

Is it possible to "pause" the recording with the red button, so that it doesn't create a new clip everytime you start and stop? Because how it is now you have to splice them together at a computer before uploading. 

Reacto by Apprentice
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How do I find the serial # on my camcorder?

I am trying to reinstall the disk 2/video tools that came with my camcorder. I have the FS20 flash memory. It worked when I first purchased it but now I need to put it on a new computer. Disk 1 installed fine. I was able to add the video to my comput...

Use of dm-100 not attached to Mini Advanced Shoe

Being the happy owner of the mic dm-100 and the camera Legria hfs20 I sometimes want to connect the mic to other types of equipment. Is there a cable connecting to The microhones male version of the Mini Advanced Shoe? That World be most helpful,Than...

kul by Apprentice
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Video quality of the VIXIA HF R400?

I'm interestedi n getting a VIXIA HF R400. Just curious what the visual quality of it is? What spec might I look at to compare it with another camera? I have a 7-yr old Panasonic AVCHD camera that I'm looking to upgrade, so I'm wondering how I can co...

stanw by Apprentice
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Firewire on ZR700/800 stopped working

I've used both a ZR700 and 800 as Firewire webcams and they worked well. Until they didn't. Suddenly, they just stopped showing up as Firewire sources. Both times, it seemed that it happened when I didn't turn them off before pulling the Firewire cab...

Optura 50

I upload all of my videos from the mini cassettes to my computer.  I noticed that the pictures appear to blur slightly when panning.  I usually pan slowly in order to avoid distortions and/or problems with moving the camera too quickly.  Is this an i...

Jules by Contributor
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