My tests

I performed two rounds of testing with the camcorder, an extensive
series of lab and real-world testing that revealed an auto-focus
problem that prompted me to return the camcorder for diagnostics. (At
press time, Canon had yet to report the resul

Camera controls

You set the main controls via the familiar power dial that toggles
you through VCR, automatic, TV (shutter priority), AV (aperture
priority), full manual, spotlight, night, and easy recording modes. It
took me awhile to get used to the operating c

Canon XH A1

The Canon XH A1 is as close to perfect as any camcorder in its price range, with great
resolution, very high contrast ratio, and extraordinary
customizability. I did find the auto-focus somewhat lacking, which may
be a concern for some potential b

Fixing Your Audio

All of us have had audio rise up and bite us in the rear on a project or two, usually when we were focused elsewhere and not paying attention to levels, connections, and the like. Fortunately, with the right set of software tools and a bit of background information, you can eliminate many errors with…