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MODEL- GL2 VENDOR- CANON
FEATURES- GL2 Digital Camcorder
With the GL2, Canon has created a camcorder with a wealth of
features, each selected to elevate further the standard against
which other camcorders are judged. The GL2 is a must-have for the
person looking for the very best video-making experience. The GL2's
excellence begins with its outstanding Fluorite lens and includes
pro-level picture adjustment features found only in Canon's top-of-
the-line, trend-setting XL1S camcorder.
Incorporating precision optics, superior digital processing, and a
sleek innovative design, the Canon GL2 offers reliable professional
performance. Offering the highest level of control, the camera
fully compliments one's vision and passion for excellence. Its
advanced feature set allows users to handle even the most
challenging tasks with confidence and ease.
Includes Camcorder, BP-915 Battery Pack, CA-920 Compact Power Adapter,
DC-920 DC Coupler, SS-650 Shoulder Strap, WL-D77 Wireless Controller,
S-150 S-video Cable, USB Cable, STV-250N Stereo Video Cable,
SDC-8M 8MB SD Memory Card, Software, Lens Hood.
* Digital Video Format and IEEE 1394
Canon's GL2 camcorder adheres to an international MiniDV standard.
Using MiniDV cassettes, audio and video are recorded digitally. The
MiniDV format delivers more than 500 lines of horizontal resolution. In
terms of picture quality, this is about 25% better than the best analog
formats. It features a DV terminal, also known as a FireWire terminal,
which conforms to the IEEE 1394 standard. Using this terminal, you can
transfer digital video and audio to and from a computer equipped with a
DV terminal, another DV camcorder, or a DV VCR. The digital data
transfer occurs without any degradation to the image or audio. This
means you can edit movies on your computer and maintain the same high
level of picture and audio quality when you transfer the edited movie
back to DV tape using the DV terminal.
* 3 CCD
The Canon GL2 has three CCDs, delivering outstanding picture quality,
highly accurate color reproduction and a wide dynamic range with
virtually no color noise. On top of that, Canon has improved a broadcast
technology to create a new form of Pixel Shift, producing greater
picture quality than that of camcorders using CCDs with almost twice the
number of pixels.
* Professional L-series Fluorite Lens
Canon has satisfied the demands of experienced image makers for years
through the power, design and quality of 35mm and broadcast TV lenses.
Canon's Professional L-Series lenses utilize Fluorite, a material which
provides outstanding resolution, contrast, and color reproduction-
especially in lightweight, high-magnification lenses. Incorporated into
the lens on the GL2, Fluorite delivers the ultimate in clarity and image
quality. The Fluorite element inside the lens defeats color aberration -
- the effect when the components of light stray from one another within
a lens, causing a reduction in sharpness, contrast and color. The
Fluorite lens precisely controls components of light providing an
excellent balance of these three critical ingredients of picture
quality. This is unobtainable with conventional optical glass.
* Optical Image Stabilizer
Canon's superb optical stabilization system corrects camera shake
instantly so even hand held shots, at full telephoto, and shots taken
from a moving car, are smooth and steady. And since it is optical, there
is no loss of image quality inevitable with electronic image
stabilizers. It perfectly complements the high picture quality of the DV
* Shooting Modes and Aspect Ratios
The GL2 has three shooting modes: Normal Movie Mode, Digital Photo Mode,
and the cinema-like Frame Movie Mode popularized by Canon's leading-edge
XL1 and XL1S. The GL2 also offers both the standard 4:3 aspect ratio and
16:9 wide screen TV aspect ratio.
* Exposure Modes
The GL2 offers both the versatility to meet all exposure challenges and
ease of use when you're happy to let the camera make all the choices.
Amazingly sophisticated circuitry and computer algorithms analyze the
light coming through the lens to deliver proper exposure automatically
under almost any lighting condition. You also can easily adjust the
exposure system in any one of several creative ways to meet specific
needs. By turning the easily accessible Program Dial to select one of
seven exposure modes, you control how you want the video to look.
* Shooting Enhancements
The Canon GL2 offers many on-camera enhancements that help avoid common
shooting errors and make capturing high-quality footage trouble-free.
The shooting enhancements also include basic conventional features that
are commonly found on broadcast camcorders.
* Picture Adjustments
Attaining the best picture possible is the essence of filmmaking,
photography, videography -- and Canon. The GL2 automates and also allows
manual control of the essential ingredients that go into capturing great
* Audio Adjustments
The GL2's omnidirectional microphone is designed to deliver great
quality sound: realistic, life-like, and in stereo. Using the GL2's
Advanced Accessory Shoe expands your audio options. Check out the "Audio
Accessories" section of this website for information on the optional
FM-50 microphone (Item Code: 3176A002) and MA-300 mic adapter (Item
Code: 8032A002), both of which are powered by the Advanced Accessory
Shoe -- no cables required.
Also consider that you have sound options to meet both your recording
and editing needs. One option gives you two channels for recording sound
and two channels for adding sound at the editing stage.
* Audio and Video Inputs and Outputs
The GL2 is designed to handle two types of analog input and output:
using audio/video cables (composite) or S-video. Both connections are on
the camera back.
* Custom Keys and Presets
- One Custom Key
The GL2 offers a Custom Key (one setting for camera mode and one for
VCR mode). This lets you create and save your own custom settings so
your common shooting modes can be readily duplicated. Select options
from either the Camera Menu or the VCR Menu and create a customized
setting for each.
- Custom Preset Key
In addition to creating a custom setting for camera and VCR mode via
the custom key, you also can establish one preset registration for the
following camera features: camera sharpness, color gain, setup level,
and color phase.
- Camera Sharpness
Change the degree of sharpness in the picture. There are 13 steps to
- Camera Color
Shift the color towards red or green. There are 13 steps to choose
* MultiMediaCard/SD Memory Card Capability
For the storage of digital still images captured by the GL2, you can use
either MultiMediaCards or SD memory cards in the GL2. An 8MB SD Card
comes with the camcorder, storing up to 17 fine quality still pictures
or 32 standard quality images