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I have a canon xh a1 video camera and when I turn it on to record all I get on the lcd is color test pattern


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On left hand side of unit there is an Output control pin/switch it is probably set on BARS - switch it to CAM and that will solve your challenge. Unbelievabel but Canon tech support didn't know that..at least the lame rep I got on the phone.
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