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With the GL2, Canon has created a camcorder with a wealth of features, each selected to elevate further the standard against which other camcorders are judged. The GL2 is a must-have for the person looking for the very best video-making experience. The GL2s excellence begins with its outstanding Fluorite lens and includes pro-level picture adjustment features found only in Canons top-of-the-line, trend-setting XL1S camcorder.
Incorporating precision optics, superior digital processing, and a sleek innovative design, the Canon GL2 offers reliable professional performance. Offering the highest level of control, the camera fully compliments ones vision and passion for excellence. Its advanced feature set allows users to handle even the most challenging tasks with confidence and ease.
Frame Movie Mode
Unlike Normal Movie Mode, where video is captured using interlaced frames, in Frame Movie Mode video is captured by the GL2 in a non-interlaced form at the rate of 30 frames per second. This delivers spectacular clarity -- perfect for those who need to grab high-quality images from videos for making prints, adding website content, or sending images over the Internet. This non-interlaced method was popularized by Canon\'s XL1S and has been acknowledged by users for its cinematic-like appearance.
Digital Photo Mode
Digital Photo Mode lets you capture more than 700 brilliantly clear digital still pictures on a single tape (using an 80-minute cassette). The GL2 records each still image for approximately 6 seconds, as well as the sound for your verbal notes or narration. Once captured, select digital still images using the supplied remote control to search the tape for the photos.
1.7 Mega Pixel Photo Mode
You can turn your GL2 into a still camera by switching to 1.7 Mega Pixel Photo Mode and capturing high resolution still images onto the camcorder\'s MultiMediaCard. The full frame images are free from time lag blur. A six-blade circular iris, as found on the top-of-the-line XL1 and XL1S models, is used for professional exposure control, helping to deliver stunning video and still photos.
For the times when you want total control of all aspects of the exposure system, the GL2 offers Manual Mode (M on the Program Dial). You select the shutter speed, aperture and gain.
16 bit (2-ch) / 12 bit (2-ch or 4-ch)
The GL2 can record sound in two audio modes:
The built-in microphone on the GL2 is an improved version of the highly-acclaimed unit used on the GL1. It now offers three modes for even greater versatility: Normal, Voice and Wind Screen.
Custom Preset Key
In addition to creating a custom setting for camera and VCR mode via the custom key, you also can establish one preset registration for the following camera features: camera sharpness, color gain, setup level, and color phase.
Change the degree of sharpness in the picture. There are 13 steps to choose from.
Shift the color towards red or green. There are 13 steps to choose from.
Increasing the GL2\'s usability is a 2.5-inch (6.4 cm) color LCD screen with approximately 200,000 pixels. Designed for both shooting and playback functions, the screen will rotate 270 degrees so you can adjust the LCD screen to virtually any viewing angle. Your subject can even watch his or her performance as the video is being recorded. The screen folds neatly against the camera body when not in use. The screen can be used to display essential camera and tape function menus and indicators