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Frame Rates & Formats
The XH A1S delivers 1080 HD resolution, with selectable frame rates of 60i, 30F progressive and 24F progressive.

  • 30F delivers spectacular clarity for Internet Video or display on a progressive scan monitor
  • 24F gives the temporal look and motion of film
  • 60i is the normal frame rate for Television

The switch is labeled 'i', 'F1' and 'F2'. The frame rate applied by these switches changes depending on whether the XH A1S is in 60i mode (factory standard) or 50i mode (optional upgrade *). In 60i mode, the frame rate switches between 60i (60 fields per second, interlaced - the "standard" video speed), 30F, and 24F. In 50i mode (optional *), the choices for frame rates are 50i or 25F.

Note: The actual frame rates are 59.94, 29.97 and 23.976 for 60i mode and 50 and 25 for 50i mode (optional *).

* The upgrade to add 50i/25F is performed by Canon's Factory Service Center.

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