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#1 clyde villegas

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Posted 30 March 2008 - 10:06 PM

How will I check the drum hours spent on a Canon XL1? Thanks and God bless. :D
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#2 Chad Stockfleth

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Posted 31 March 2008 - 08:30 AM

From what I understand, there is no way to access that on the user end. Supposedly a service tech can find out.
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#3 clyde villegas

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Posted 07 April 2008 - 12:23 AM

Thanks Chad. Does that apply to most camcorders, like the DVX100 and FX1? I've read somewhere that you should check the drum hours before you buy a used camcorder. Since there's no way to check it by just looking, then I think the writer is giving some useless advice. No one will allow a prospective buyer to take his camcorder to have it checked by a service center.
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#4 Josh Bass

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Posted 07 April 2008 - 01:00 AM

I think most "broadcast"/pro cams have that somewhere in their menus, and some prosumer ones too. I would swear the DVX series does, but unfortunately, not the XL series (I have an XL2 and had an XL1s)
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#5 Chad Stockfleth

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Posted 07 April 2008 - 08:10 AM

Josh is exactly right. Bigger camcorders all definitely have that but the smaller prosumer jobs are hit or miss.
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#6 clyde villegas

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Posted 11 April 2008 - 06:37 PM

Thanks guys!
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