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Vasst DVD: Inside the Canon XHA1 and XHG1 by Donald Berube, Daniel Berube, and Douglas S. Eagle

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Inside the Canon XHA1 and XHG1 - Join these three experts and learn everything you ever wanted or needed to know about these two amazing camcorders. From button to button and feature to feature, they take you on an extensive tour of what these machines can do.

Simple and advanced techniques are explained as well as all questions about best use, menus, setup and more. It's an all-in-one DVD that serves both beginners and seasoned shooters. 

Includes

Camera Buttons and Functions
Standard Operating Procedures
Advanced Settings
How Does HDV Work?
HDV Audio
Using HDV Peripherals
Creating Personal Presets
Sharing Camera Settings
Delivering HDV/SD Customizing the GUI
Subject Video Instruction Manuals & Tapes
Author Donald Berube, Daniel Berube, and Douglas S. Eagle
Edition First
Hard/Soft Cover DVD
Pages Over 2 hours (145mins)
NTSC
All regions
Color
English
Dimensions DVD
Illustrations Yes
ISBN Number Not Applicable
Publisher Vasst
Date Published 2008

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VasstDVD: Inside the Canon XHA1 and XHG1 by Donald Berube, Daniel Berube, and Douglas S. Eagle
 
4.4

(based on 11 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

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    (1)

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90%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Informative (6)
  • Easy to follow (5)
  • Well written (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Educational (5)
    • Reference (5)
    • Staying informed (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (4)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Nice job, Helpful, Full of Information

    Nicely done - lots of information - specific to A1 and G1, but not A1s - so it's a little different if you have the newer model(s) but not too much, still...Read complete review

    Nicely done - lots of information - specific to A1 and G1, but not A1s - so it's a little different if you have the newer model(s) but not too much, still quite worthwhile -
    Easy to watch, Spot does a nice presentation -
    There is a glitch at about 26 mins into the advanced presentation on HDV when he mentions "chromatic abberation," the audio goes whacky, but then comes back into sync. I'd recommend this DVD.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    It was free with my Canon XHA1

    This DVD came free with my Canon XHA1. All in all this dvd was okay, but I wouldn't have paid for it myself. There are plenty of other sources online that do a...Read complete review

    This DVD came free with my Canon XHA1. All in all this dvd was okay, but I wouldn't have paid for it myself. There are plenty of other sources online that do a better job of showing the features of this camera. Honestly I just watched it because I wanted to see actually footage that was shot on the XHA1. It didn't have any.

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    4.0

    Very Good Instructional DVD

    By hotrod59828

    from Missoula, MT

    About Me Intermediate

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Broad Range Of Information
    • Easy To Understand
    • Good Resource
    • Informative

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Occasional Refresher

      Comments about Vasst DVD: Inside the Canon XHA1 and XHG1 by Donald Berube, Daniel Berube, and Douglas S. Eagle:

      This DVD is packed with knowledge and anyone who owns an XH A1s like I do should purchase it. I gave it four stars because it is quite costly. This site had it for the least money, as usual. Also, it took a very long time to receive it so if you order it be prepared to wait.

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      5.0

      great

      By scotty

      from oregon

      About Me Business Owner, Film Student, Professional Artist

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Professional Quality

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Vasst DVD: Inside the Canon XHA1 and XHG1 by Donald Berube, Daniel Berube, and Douglas S. Eagle:

          if you have a xha1s you should have this video

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          • No

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          4.0

          Detailed video

          By Andrew

          from NJ

          About Me Bookworm

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Follow
          • Informative
          • Well Written

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Educational
            • Reference
            • Staying Informed

            Comments about Vasst DVD: Inside the Canon XHA1 and XHG1 by Donald Berube, Daniel Berube, and Douglas S. Eagle:

            I did not konw how to use our new camera but with this DVD we were able to quickly know many of the features and how to use them.

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            5.0

            Excellent Training DVD

            By Star Garnet

            from Boise, ID

            About Me Semi-Pro Photographer

            Pros

            • Very Informative

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Educational
              • Reference

              Comments about Vasst DVD: Inside the Canon XHA1 and XHG1 by Donald Berube, Daniel Berube, and Douglas S. Eagle:

              The Canon XH-A1 is my first HD video camera. With little experience in videography, this VASST training DVD was an invaluable aid to getting started. As noted by other reviewers, the material is well organized and clearly presented, though at a very brisk pace. The DVD is not a substitute for hands-on use of the camera, but without it my learning curve would have been steeper and longer. I also appreciated the section that explains how the HD fits into the spectrum of video formats.[...] I contacted VASST directly, was treated with utmost courtesy, and expeditiously received a DVD that played perfectly. I recommend this training DVD without reservation. It is likely to be helpful even to new owners of the upgraded XH-A1S/G1S.

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              • No

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              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              learning the rest of the settings

              By Ed

              from Winter Park, FL

              About Me Film Student

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Improves Performance

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Vasst DVD: Inside the Canon XHA1 and XHG1 by Donald Berube, Daniel Berube, and Douglas S. Eagle:

                  Most prosumer camcorders have a never-ending list of customizable settings. If this is your first camcorder where everything can be controlled manually, (as it was for me), the choices can be overwhelming. While the Berubes give an overview of the basics of the camera, Douglas Eagle gets into the thick of it. How do you set the customizable settings in such a way that you end up with a usable product, such as smooth Skin Detail or how to optimize the color space? True, the Canon Instruction Manual contains all that information, but it really helps when someone with lots of experience shows you how to adjust each parameter and by how much. This video taught me how to get the most out of my XHA1. After all, the better the clips, the less you need to adjust in post-production.

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                  • No

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                  4.0

                  [...]

                  By Reminisce Video

                  from Connecticut

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Vasst DVD: Inside the Canon XHA1 and XHG1 by Donald Berube, Daniel Berube, and Douglas S. Eagle:

                      Educational CD, excellent review of camera, I have the upgraded XH A1S would have been nice to have updates for that camera

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                      • No

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                      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      4.0

                      Nice job, Helpful, Full of Information

                      By Ollie

                      from San Jose, CA

                      About Me Bookworm

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Follow
                      • Informative

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Educational
                        • Reference

                        Comments about Vasst DVD: Inside the Canon XHA1 and XHG1 by Donald Berube, Daniel Berube, and Douglas S. Eagle:

                        Nicely done - lots of information - specific to A1 and G1, but not A1s - so it's a little different if you have the newer model(s) but not too much, still quite worthwhile -
                        Easy to watch, Spot does a nice presentation -
                        There is a glitch at about 26 mins into the advanced presentation on HDV when he mentions "chromatic abberation," the audio goes whacky, but then comes back into sync. I'd recommend this DVD.

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                        (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        Awesome DVD!

                        By AMP

                        from San Diego Ca

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy To Follow
                        • Informative
                        • Quality Photos
                        • Well Written

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Reference

                          Comments about Vasst DVD: Inside the Canon XHA1 and XHG1 by Donald Berube, Daniel Berube, and Douglas S. Eagle:

                          Explains perfectly the way you can use and customize the camcorder, easy to understand.

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                          (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          Very Informative DVD!

                          By larren

                          from Henagar, AL

                          About Me Casual Reader

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Easy To Follow
                          • Informative
                          • Quality Photos
                          • Well Written

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Educational
                            • Staying Informed

                            Comments about Vasst DVD: Inside the Canon XHA1 and XHG1 by Donald Berube, Daniel Berube, and Douglas S. Eagle:

                            Great DVD about the canon xh a1 camera!

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                            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            5.0

                            Would buy more videos from this company

                            By JD of Okee

                            from Okeechobee, Fl

                            About Me Casual Reader

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Easy To Follow
                            • Informative

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Educational
                              • Reference
                              • Staying Informed

                              Comments about Vasst DVD: Inside the Canon XHA1 and XHG1 by Donald Berube, Daniel Berube, and Douglas S. Eagle:

                              great informational video. The video went step by step on all the features of the camera. It also gave insight on how to setup a baseline on the camera. Very in depth video.

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                              (0 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              2.0

                              It was free with my Canon XHA1

                              By RF Videography

                              from Fort Smith, AR

                              About Me Everyday Reader

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Easy To Understand

                              Cons

                              • Disappointing
                              • Not What I Expected

                              Best Uses

                              • For older novices

                              Comments about Vasst DVD: Inside the Canon XHA1 and XHG1 by Donald Berube, Daniel Berube, and Douglas S. Eagle:

                              This DVD came free with my Canon XHA1. All in all this dvd was okay, but I wouldn't have paid for it myself. There are plenty of other sources online that do a better job of showing the features of this camera. Honestly I just watched it because I wanted to see actually footage that was shot on the XHA1. It didn't have any.

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