Recording in 16:9 mode with the XL H1 series camcorder

Article ID: ART125178 | Date published: 05/12/2015 | Date last updated: 08/14/2015


Recording in 16:9 mode with the XL H1 series camcorder


Recording in 16:9 Mode

The camcorder uses the full width of the CCD, retaining image quality and providing a larger horizontal angle of view.

Set the <MODE SELECT> switch to SD 16:9.
The camcorder's viewfinder has a 16:9 aspect ratio. If you select the 4:3 aspect ratio, the picture will appear in the center of the screen with black side panels (Pillarboxed).

HD footage may only be recorded in 16:9 aspect ratio.

  • If you play back a 16:9 recording on a normal TV, the image appears horizontally squeezed.
  • If you connect the camcorder to a TV with an S (S1) terminal or Video ID-1 system, recordings made in the 16:9 mode will be automatically played back in widescreen mode.
  • The aspect ratio does not change when you operate the <MODE SELECT> switch during recording. It changes once you pause recording.



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