Black & White with XL1? : LUSENET : Shooting DV Films : One Thread

I was led to believe that black & white was a digital effect option on the Canon XL1, but now that I have one, I can't find it. Maybe it's on the PAL version only. Any ideas? Or is it best to shoot in color, and change to b&w in editing? Thanks for any help.

-- james vculek (, December 08, 1999


I have a PAL version of the XL1 and there's not a b&w mode either. You have to shoot in color


-- ron (, December 16, 1999.

You get B/W in post production

-- Jesse Nemerofsky (, December 16, 1999.

Hi there, we are in 2003 now, with the XL-1s out now. On this one you DO HAVE a black and white function. In custom settings you can set the colour saturation down to "nothing", thus b/w.

-- Oliver Pollak (, July 14, 2003.

hi oliver -

thanks, i upgraded to the xl-1s and shot in the b+w mode. it worked great.

-- james vculek (, January 24, 2005.

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