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You can mount the MA 200 shoulder pad to the XL1 and plug the RCA connector and the mini plug into the port located on the back of camcorder, first open the door. Next, on the side panel where the audio controls are select AUDIO 1. Now assemble a mic using an XLR Cable. Then plug it into the AUDIO 1 port located on the MA 200 Shoulder pad and conduct test. if your using just one mic test the right side, take notice of the gauges located under the handle. the levels should be jumping like crazy. Now remove the XLR cable from the right side and test the left side making your desired audio levels. Now that should work with out question. If not just email me and ill refer you to the YOUTUBE VIDEO. Email me at: email@example.com Peace, Enjoy your video sound.
Olympus did not make adapter for OM lenses to be used on Canon XL1 but, if you are looking for the lens adapter, Novoflex XL-OM Lens Mount Adapter Olympus Lens to Canon XL-1, is the lens adapter that suppose to work. B & H has this adapter for sale.
You are right. It is not the battery. XL1s may have a blown transistors in the power PCB. It probably would not damaged any other are but power. This symptom requires a disassembly and removal of power PCB and repair. Sorry, I could not give any quick resolution for this. James. For further assistance, go to www.camerarepairjapan.com
Just fixed this problem. It is one of the three main fuses that have blown out. This is not supposed to be consumer accessible or fixable, but I did it.
Open up the camera case using the 5 allen head screws
disconnect the top ribbon cable going to the playback buttons on the handle.
on the main board (behind the tape deck) are 3 tiny square black fuses
The top fuse FU3201 is the VTR
The middle fuse FU3200 is the Motor
The bottom fuse FU3202 is the Camera/Lense
The bottom fuse was my culprit. I found a tiny piece of copper and bent it into a U shape and slipped it over the fuse so that it touched the metal terminals on both sides and bypassed the fuse. This fixed the problem.
Haven't used the camera extensively since, but shoot about 10 hrs a week with 2 xl1's and will post if anything happens.
Here is a diagram from the Canon XL1 Service Manual:
Here is the service manual download link:
If you are talking about cables connecting to the lens, you either do not have an xl lens, or your lens is WAYYY beyond ant help you could find here. Your best bet is to call up & have it in fro service with Canon,
You may have problem with transport system specially in the tension of tranport of the tape from one side to other. Immediate and simple solution if it works would be cleaning the pinch roller. It is the part with black robber roller when you open the tape compartment. Clean the roller using denatured alchohol with a Qtip. If this does not resolve, it need a diagnostic by a technician. James. For a further assistance, go to www.camerarepairjapan.com
You mentioned that you were editing it out which means that it is the video recording issue. When video recording has light or sligh pixilation on the side, the head may need cleaning or tracking system may need adjustment. Initially, try to clean the head with a tape head cleaner, run it for about 10 sec but not more. It this resolve, it was simple head clogging. Otherwise, camcorder needs adjustment by technician. Good luck, James. For further assistance, go to www.camerarepairjapan.com