Multiple Recording Bit Rates, Resolutions, and Variable Frame Rates
Multiple recording modes, resolutions and frame rates make the XF105 Professional Camcorder creatively flexible and able to work in virtually any production environment. From the highest quality 50Mbps Full HD to the HDV compatible 25Mbps, users will find the camcorder capable of taking on any job.
50Mbps (CBR) 4:2:2
1920 x 1080
1280 x 720
35Mbps (VBR) 4:2:0
1920 x 1080
1280 x 720
25Mbps (CBR) 4:2:0
1440 x 1080
Variable Frame Rates
The XF105 Professional Camcorder offers a full range of selectable frame rates. You can choose between 60i, 60p, 30p and 24p settings to achieve just the look you want.
60p Frame Rate (Available in 720p Mode Only)
In addition to the standard interlaced frame rate of 60i, the XF105 is able to capture at 60p. 60p is rapidly becoming the standard for fast-action sports.
30p Frame Rate
30p is the ideal frame rate for video viewed on the Internet. It is also an excellent choice for frame grabbing during playback.
24p Frame Rate
24p matches the frame rate of a traditional film camera giving the same cadence and temporal motion needed for a "film look."
Optional 50i/50p/25p Frame Rate Upgrade
For added versatility, the XF105 can be customized to record in both 60i/50i, 60p/50p, and 24p/25p (this optional upgrade must be performed by a Canon Factory Service Center)
Slow Motion & Fast Motion
Slow and Fast Motion Modes allow the XF105 to record a different frame rate than the playback frame rate, resulting in either a fast or slow motion effect during playback. Since the camera is recording real frames and modifying the playback rate, there is no quality loss and maximum image quality is maintained.
In 1080 mode, fast motion is supported up to 2.5x the normal rate and as slow as 1/2.5x. In 720 mode, fast motion is supported up to 5x the normal rate and as slow as 1/1.25x.
With this feature, users can program the camera to record a specified number of frames at specified intervals. The technique can be used to observe natural phenomena over extended periods, making it ideal for time-lapse applications. The interval can be set in 25 levels ranging from 1 second to 10 minutes.
60i/30p: Selectable between 1, 3, 6 and 9 frames
24p/60p: Selectable between 2, 6 and 12 frames
This setting allows a specified number of frames to be recorded – ideal for projects such as clay animation.
I shoot with higher-end (Super 35 sensor) cameras. We needed something smaller, easier, more mobile for a specific project. We chose this camera mostly due to the 50Mbps 4:2:2 codec.
It performs flawlessly, produces wonderful images, and is a great companion to our bigger cameras. We used to shoot B-roll with DSLR, but find this to be a better solution for most of our needs due to: real audio inputs, better codec, zoom, scopes, focus-assist (peaking), zebras, etc.
You can't go wrong with this camera for 90% of uses.
February 11, 2012
Recently we purchased the Canon XF 105 to shot a commercial overseas. The camera's size was ideal for the trip. Overall the camera worked well. There was an instant where the memory card stopped in the middle of a live recording so we lost a valuable speech. To work out the error was easy, but we are worried about this happening again.
We do like the camera and are still learning it and using the camera. Stay tuned.
May 27, 2011
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