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Canon GL1 for YouTube?

Post  RileyFox on Thu Aug 20, 2009 12:39 am

I would like to take some videos for my website and submit a few to YouTube. How does the Canon GL1 work? I have one I used to use a few years back and have not attempted to use it since 2007. How well does this camera work for this and what advice would you have for a microphone for this camera.

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Post  SonicOrbStudios on Thu Aug 20, 2009 3:10 am

Leo Laporte streams most of his shows online at sites such as ustream.tv or stickam.com and uses a Canon GL2 and four XL2s. The GL2 doesn't look too good when it comes to color but the XL2s are great. I also use the XL1 and XL1A all the time and love the video and color quality.

HOWEVER...with the whole HD video switch happening, you may want to go with a newer camera which shoots wide screen HD video. It's better to go with new gear from the start rather than upgrade often. Sony has the HDR-FX1000 HD MiniDV tape camera which is very nice.

I think Canon does a better job with the lenses and overall image quality compared to Sony. You can also swap lenses with the Canons however they seem a little heavy.

As for a mic, check out the Azden SGM1X shotgun.

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Post  RileyFox on Thu Aug 20, 2009 9:29 am

Thanks for the reply Dave. So I take it your opinion is the GL1 might be too old for today's video/online world? I appreciate the feedback!

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Post  SonicOrbStudios on Thu Aug 20, 2009 2:20 pm

If you could get a great deal on a used Canon GL1, go for it...it's still better than some consumer brand mini cams. The newer cams will always produce a better image though and with FlashHD enabled on youtube you may want that better quality camera.

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Post  RileyFox on Thu Aug 20, 2009 5:54 pm

Dave, Yes, I already own a GL1 that I purchased many years ago and only used a short time. I was really wanting to know if it is up to speed for filming a YouTube type video or if I need to be on the hunt for a new model.

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Post  SonicOrbStudios on Fri Aug 21, 2009 10:51 pm

Yea it will be fine for youtube, you should not need to upgrade it.

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Post  RileyFox on Sat Aug 22, 2009 12:55 am

Dave,
Thanks for the green light. Your videos are very helpful. I have viewed two on audio.
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