XA40 Features That I Like
The Top 3 Features Of The Canon XA40 Camera.
The Canon XA40 camera is a great choice for professional videographers. It has three key features that make it stand out from the competition. First, the camera allows multiple audio inputs - allowing the videographer to use multiple mics at the same time. Second, it has a powerful 20x optical zoom lens that allows you to capture close-ups of your subject from a distance. Third, the camera's dual SD card slot makes sure you have a good backup plan in case something happens to the primary card.
Multiple Audio Inputs on the Video Camera
While many video cameras only have a single input for an external microphone, there are now a number of video cameras on the market that have multiple inputs. This is great news for anyone who wants to do video interviews because it means you no longer have to worry about connecting your microphone to the camera.
Just because a camera has multiple inputs, however, doesn't mean that it will work well with all microphones. Some microphones are designed to be plugged into a standard audio input, while others need their own power source. Make sure you know what type of microphone you're using before you start the video project.
Having multiple audio sources works well in Final Cut Pro. You can easily select the audio channel to use and mute the other channels.
20x Camera Zoom
The Canon XA40 is a great camera for anyone looking for an affordable, high-quality zoom camera. The camera has a 20x optical zoom, which means you can get close to your subject without having to move around. This is great for events or nature photography where you need to be able to capture a wide range of images without having to go too far from your subject. The image quality is also fantastic, with the ability to shoot in both 1080p and 4K resolution.
In my tests, I find the zoom to be similar to the 300mm lenses on a Nikon DSLR. You can zoom into a scene without a loss of video quality. The lens can give you a range of 29.3 ' 601mm.
Canon xa40 with Dual SD Card Slot
When it comes to video, the more safety you have, the better. That's why dual SD card slots make it easy to keep your footage safe by allowing you to record simultaneously to two cards. This way, if one card fails or is corrupted, you still have the other copy of your footage as a backup.
You can also set it so that if one card happens to fill up before your shoot is over, you can simply switch to the other card and keep going without missing a beat! This is useful when shooting in 4K which takes up a lot of space.
The nice thing too is that you can set the video to be on one card and photos to go on the other card. This makes it easy to separate video and photo work on a project.