Tuesday, 27 March 2012

Canon adds to XF language support

A new firmware update for the XF camcorder series adds seven additional languages – French, German, Italian, Polish, Russian, Simplified Chinese and Spanish – to the XF300, XF305, XF100 and XF105.

The firmware, version, supports the languages across the camcorders’ menu system and is available now from http://software.canon-europe.com

Wednesday, 14 March 2012

XF305 and HPX250 comparison

Panasonic AG-HPX250
I’ve recently written a review of the Panasonic AG-HPX250 over on our UrbanFox.TV technology blog, but how does it relate to its biggest rival?

On this page I thought it would be interesting to compare and contrast the HPX250 with the Canon XF305, its direct rival. I’ve chosen the XF305, rather than the XF300, because they both have the timecode in/out and Genlock (and the XF300 does not) so it is a more fair comparison.