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The XL H1 delivers 1080i HD resolution, along with selectable frame rates of 60i, 30F and 24F. For high-speed subjects, 30 Frame delivers spectacular clarity and 24 Frame gives the look and motion of film.

FRAME RATE: This switch is labeled 'i', 'F1' and 'F2'. The frame rate applied by these switches changes depending on whether the XL H1 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.

These Frame modes have the same look as progressive frame rates, but are not labeled "progressive" because they are created with an interlaced chip. The end result is exactly the same to the editing system (and to our eyes) as 30p and 24p, respectively.

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