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DIGIC DV II HD is the next generation of Canon's exclusive DIGIC DV signal processing technology. Designed specifically for processing the immense volume of information in 1080 HD signals, DIGIC DV II ensures optimal image quality for HD video at 1440 x 1080 with 4:2:2 color sampling.


Tonal reproducibility has been increased for high image quality. Color reproducibility has also been enhanced for improved color image quality -- especially in skin tones, and dark and light scenes. The DIGIC DV II processor also employs a new, hybrid noise reduction system that integrates two types of noise reduction. Combined with a new gamma system, this reduces noise -- particularly in monotone and shadow areas.

DIGIC DV II realizes twice the color reproducibility as current systems. It deals with gamma and knee parameters independently, enabling the XH A1 to express the gradation adaptively.

And the XH A1 has the ability -- through dual processors -- to simultaneously record video and still images. Digital still images can be recorded in either digital color space or video color space.

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