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Its a canon XH-A1

There's only one of these out there, that'll be all you need. i shot a wedding with it, got it all on tape i need to find a way of taking off the offensive cam display, like i said it doesn't appear when i fastforward the video.

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  • shnals Dec 20, 2008

    It still doesn't take the display off the video on the tape, when transfering the footage to my computer the text still overlays the video.

  • shnals Dec 20, 2008

    It takes off the date, but my metering mode, audio bars, minutes left on tape etc all that **** is still there.

  • shnals Dec 20, 2008

    I've tried all of that, I hope its not impossible. All the camera settings i had displaying on screen while shooting the video is captured to the tape, but it does seem as if that info is on a different layer or something, i just can't seem to transfer it without the display showing, Thanks for your efforts

  • shnals Dec 20, 2008

    Ok i found my problem, page 89 #20 must have been accidentally set to on, that means the characters are superimposed, can anything be done to change that?

  • shnals Dec 22, 2008

    I understand sir that I can shut the displays off, please read page 89 #20, I had that turned to on, and i shot a few tapes with that setting turned on, so it seems as if the display is part of the video now, regardless if i turn all those settings off, the tape shot with the setting on, still carries the offensive display characters, so my question is can that display be removed from the previously shot footage? like i've said before fasforwarding the video in my cam removes the cam display which gives me hope it can be removed somehow. Thanks for your effort, but it seems to be deeper than a camera setting.

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I have the same camera and its the time date stamp settings reset the camera back to default that should take care of the problem

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Please go to Display setup > TV Screen display > OFF
very simple procedure.

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    Shahid Electronics Dec 20, 2008

    Please press Data Code button and TV Screen button on remote to disappear time stamp on footage.



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    Shahid Electronics Dec 20, 2008

    It is just setting of display in camera Menu and you can check it by hooking camera with TV



  • Shahid Electronics
    Shahid Electronics Dec 20, 2008

    In Display Set Menu, you need to turn OFF all that stuff to get picture without any display.
    You can access all above said stuff through camera menu and set them ON or OFF as per requirement.



  • Shahid Electronics
    Shahid Electronics Dec 20, 2008

    Please go to User Manual page-90 of your camera and check details how to turn on and off various on-screen display in camera.



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    Shahid Electronics Dec 21, 2008

    yes, you can set OFF all indicating characters if you go to display setting in this camera. Its beautiful camera with a lot of controls that can be set ON or OFF.

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    Shahid Electronics Dec 22, 2008

    I think superimposed characters can be removed by camera's supporting software in PC because movie file is in digital format.

    Please check with installed software to import video files in PC. This might have some control over those characters.






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