March 25, 2020


There is no firmware for the OS version you selected. If this is the case the firewire port on your XHA1 will need to be replaced. Discussions cover all types of video cameras ranging from camcorders, cameras, dash cams, 4K- and full HD-resolution models , to lenses, zoom, image stabilization, video transferring, and other video camera-related questions and topics. Meanwhile, when I connect my new Macbook Pro late , using the same cameras, but with a 4-pin firewire to 9-pin firewire, my macbook is NOT able to communicate with my cameras. These circuits send many different and specific voltages to various parts of the camcorder.

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This Limited Warranty covers all defects encountered in normal use of the Equipment and does not apply in the following cases: We recommend removing all power from your XHA1 and then reapply power. Below is a listing of our top FAQ’s. In that service we professionally clean the entire tape path including the video head drum as well as other parts of the camcorder. xha11

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There are certain settings that can cause the camcorder to not transmit the DV FireWire signal. We had a FW problem a while back with the Z1’s.

Also, where did the liquid enter from? There is no utility for the OS Version you selected.

Flaming or offending other users Illegal activities: So my XH-A1 stopped interfacing with my computer via firewire Cwnon warranty does not cover units sold to rental firms, military operations, hotels, schools, hospitals or for other commercial, industrial, or institutional applications. Once an estimate is approved we will repair the problem area or areas of the camcorder replacing the necessary defective parts.


It will charge one battery at a time. Take advantage of up to 7 hours and 30 minutes of uninterrupted power with the optional BPG power pack. These are the options I DO have: This was helpful 0. The CCD sensor, lens, or video circuits have been contributing causes to this problem.

I have no idea why it worked temporarily, now when I plug it in the program just says “Can’t activate recorder. Canon brand peripheral equipment and software which may be distributed with, or factory loaded on, the Equipment, are sold ‘AS IS’ without warranty of any kind by Canon USA, including any implied warranty regarding merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.

It might be best to buy an HV 10, 2030 or 40 to use as a deck, you will have an extra smaller camera for another angle and solve your problem as well.

Transferring video recordings to and from a computer XH A1S and XH G1S

We do this to ensure that the repairs have been done properly and that the camcorder is reliable for years to come. On the tricky end of things, if the problem is very intermittent or sporadic, we may have to do more extensive testing and run the camcorder to diagnose what is happening. Family Fest ScriptFest X: That means it must be an issue with Premiere not being able to capture in HDV. May 22, 2: Your Canon XH-A1 has been dropped or has experienced some sort of impact damage.


Even if the camera has just a few hours on it, it’s cheaper to change everything rather than spend the time aligning a new path.

XH-A1 Firewire Problems

Is my firewire port on the XHA1 fried? My company is very grateful xa1 this quality repair service. The time now is So is this just a Windows 7 compatibility issue?

Some sort of liquid substance was spilled on your Canon XHA1 firrwire it may have been submerged in water. We use the HV remote to shuttle the tape, it avoids wear through punching the buttons on the LCD and we can place the HV further away on the editing desk. From what I’ve read it is likely a bad system board.

Capturing on my Canon XH A1 (cables?)

The limited warranty set forth below is given by Canon U. There are times that more than one mechanical part is contributing to the problem. I hope this helps anyone out there in the same boat, beacuse I haven’t read any forum posts that says to daisy chain external hard drives to your computer and camera to make it work, but this is the only solution I was able find myself.