In keeping with the Canon XL Series, the XL H1A provides the level of operating convenience demanded by professional users in the field.
Memory cards can be formatted in the camcorder
Color bar selection capability (two types each for NTSC & PAL)
To avoid accidental operation, the responsiveness of the buttons controlling shutter, zoom, focus, PUSH AF, AE LOCK, WB SET, AE shift dial, REC REVIEW, DE SEL, DE ON, End-Search and Gain Set can be set.
Letterbox format supported when signals are converted during playback
Default write & protect
Marker color specification
Frame grab compatibility to SD/SDHC memory card during shooting or playback (1920 x 1080)