I have just got a Canon XL1, it was a rushed purchace on eBay as my current XM1 packed up 2 days before i had a wedding to video for a friend ( and it was the same price as the XM1s were going for so i thought i would get it )
I just wondered if i could get some tips and advice about using it properly from those who already have one.
I had some problems with the brightness of the image, which i belive is because the viewfinder is too dark ? so i need to compensate for that.
I also had some problems with the skin tone, in sunny mode it was way too orange, and in the indoor light mode it was too washed out, on the manual white balance it was a bit tempramental, sometimes good, sometimes orange - whats the best way to set it up correctly ?
Also, with the autofocus, is there any fix to make it better ? or can a replacement lens help at all ? i usualy do motorsport, so a slow auto focus makes my job harder if i have to use manual all the time.
And the final thing, can anyone recomend a good LCD attachment to put on it ? i feel theres some times when this would be more use to me than the viewfinder as its hard to tell when the focus is sharp on the viewfinder
Sorry for all the questions, but i know this is the best place to ask