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95% of the time, it's a poor ground connection. Some of the time though it can be caused by a defective op amp on the audio board. Last thing that I can think of is the version of the adobe and the other audio programs, if they are not the pro/ paid versions, they sometimes introduce all sorts of noise. If the noise sounds like an old dial up modem, this might be the problem.

Canon XH A1 Mini... | Answered on Oct 24, 2017


Send it for service or repair

Canon XH A1 Mini... | Answered on Aug 01, 2017


Check your little lock and standby lever at the back of your hand strap, its likely positioned between standby and lock.

Canon XH A1 Mini... | Answered on Nov 17, 2015


Same Problem, same day, have you found any solution?, i stored the camera for abut 6 months following the Manual specifications, keeping the camera away from humidity, dust, even light and unmounted batteries, but it didn't turned on when i really needed it, I tried changing batteries, power source, i've already checked the lock/standby and the main dial, anyone help please!

Canon XH A1 Mini... | Answered on Jan 30, 2015


It could be the blown fuse that located on the main circuit board.

Canon XH A1 Mini... | Answered on Jan 20, 2015


Solution? Maybe, but PC's vary greatly. Pass it on if it works for you. If Win-XP. Device manager. Un-install IEE1394. Close & Restart. Let the system restore the 1394 then try to reconnect the unit, cable to the PC first, then to the powered down camera. Power up the cam. What are you using to ingest? I recommed http://scenalyzer.com.

Canon XH A1 Mini... | Answered on Sep 29, 2014


Sounds like the edge of the tape has been damaged. The edge of the tape has the speed encoded so the playback will know what speed to play the tape. Look at the edge of the tape for wrinkles. If present, throw away the tape so you won't use it for an important recording.

Canon XH A1 Mini... | Answered on May 11, 2014


This is usually caused by a failed component in the moisture detection circuitry within the camera. This will require disassembling the camera to remove the tape mechanism and repair. This can usually be done fairly inexpensively. However, it's not a user serviceable problem and will need to be repaired qualified service technician.


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Canon XH A1 Mini... | Answered on Apr 15, 2014


Try playing the tape before connecting up to the mac with the firewire and before loading FCP up. Usually fixes it for me when using either iMovie to import or FCP

Canon XH A1 Mini... | Answered on Nov 27, 2013


Make sure the properties for the project you start after the ingest match the frame rate you used to record. Reads like 29.97 speed setting looking at images recorded at 24f.

Canon XH A1 Mini... | Answered on Jul 04, 2013


Add light or increase gain incrementally( gain=grain ). The unit is not known for low light finesse. Few in that chip range are.

Canon XH A1 Mini... | Answered on Apr 07, 2013

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