Adjusting the gain on the XL2 and XL H1 camcorders

Article ID: ART155799 | Date published: 06/09/2015 | Date last updated: 08/17/2015


Adjusting the gain on the XL2 and XL H1 camcorders


Adjusting the Gain

Gain control adjusts the amount of video signal generated depending upon lighting and shooting conditions. You can select from automatic gain control and preset levels that range from -3 to +18 dB.

  1. Set the <POWER> dial to , Tv, Av or M.

  2. Press the <GAIN> dial so that it pops out.

  3. Turn the <GAIN> dial to adjust the level.
    The selected level appears in the viewfinder and the GAIN LED will light in the viewfinder.

-3 dB

For lowest noise recording for indoor, low light or low contrast scenes.


Automatic adjustment of gain.

0 dB

Life like night/artificial light scenes.

+3 dB/+6 dB/+12 dB/+18 dB*

Increases brightness in indoor or low-light scenes. Increases depth of field.

*(XL2 only) +18 dB is not available in 30p and 24p mode. When you select +18 dB, it automatically sets to +12 dB ("12dB" appears in yellow).

Noise may appear on the picture when setting a high gain level.



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