Canon XF305 Instruction manual

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Important Usage Instructions
WARNING!
TO REDUCE THE RISK OF FIRE OR ELECTRIC SHOCK, DO NOT EXPOSE THIS PRODUCT TO RAIN
OR MOISTURE.
For Canada only:
TO REDUCE THE RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK, DO NOT EXPOSE THIS PRODUCT TO DRIPPING OR
SPLASHING.
WARNING!
TO REDUCE THE RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK AND TO REDUCE ANNOYING INTERFERENCE, USE
THE RECOMMENDED ACCESSORIES ONLY.
COPYRIGHT WARNING:
Unauthorized recording of copyrighted materials may infringe on the rights of copyright owners and be
contrary to copyright laws.
HD Camcorder, XF305 A / XF300 A Systems.
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC
Rules. Operation is subject to the following two
conditions: (1) This device may not cause harmful
interference, and (2) this device must accept any
interference received, including interference that
may cause undesired operation.
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Note: This equipment has been tested and found
to comply with the limits for class B digital device,
pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These
limits are designed to provide reasonable
protection against harmful interference in a
residential installation. This equipment generates,
uses and can radiate radio frequency energy and,
if not installed and use in accordance with the
instructions, may cause harmful interference to
radio communications. However, there is no
guarantee that interference will not occur in a
particular installation. If this equipment does
cause harmful interference to radio or television
reception, which can be determined by turning
the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged
to try to correct the interference by one or more
of the following measures:
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• Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
• Increase the separation between the equipment
and receiver.
• Connect the equipment into an outlet on a
circuit different from that to which the receiver is
connected.
• Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV
technician for help.
Use of shielded cable is required to comply with class
B limits in Subpart B of Part 15 of FCC Rules.
Do not make any changes or modifications to the
equipment unless otherwise specified in the manual.
If such changes or modifications should be made, you
could be required to stop operation of the equipment.
Canon U.S.A., Inc.
One Canon Plaza, Lake Success, NY 11042, U.S.A.
Tel No. (516)328-5600
CAUTION:
TO PREVENT ELECTRIC SHOCK, MATCH WIDE BLADE OF PLUG TO WIDE SLOT, FULLY INSERT.
The Mains plug is used as the disconnect device. The Mains plug shall remain readily operable to disconnect
the plug in case of an accident.
CAUTION:
• Danger of explosion if the wrong type of batteries are attached. Use only the same type of batteries.
• Do not expose batteries or product to excessive heat such as the inside of a car under direct sunlight, fire, etc.
CA-930 identification plate is located on the bottom.
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Important Warning
The lightning flash with arrowhead symbol, within an
equilateral triangle, is intended to alert the user to
the presence of uninsulated “dangerous voltage”
within the product’s enclosure, that may be of
sufficient magnitude to constitute a risk of electric
shock to persons.
CAUTION
RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK
DO NOT OPEN
CAUTION:
TO REDUCE THE RISK OF ELECTRIC
SHOCK, DO NOT REMOVE COVER (OR
BACK). NO USER-SERVICEABLE
PARTS INSIDE. REFER SERVICING TO
QUALIFIED SERVICE PERSONNEL.
The exclamation point, within an equilateral triangle, is
intended to alert the user to the presence of important
operating and maintenance (servicing) instructions in
the literature accompanying the product.
Important Safety Instructions
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In these safety instructions the word “product” refers
to the Canon HD Camcorder XF305 A / XF300 A and
all its accessories.
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Read these instructions.
Keep these instructions.
Heed all warnings.
Follow all instructions.
Do not use this apparatus near water.
Clean only with dry cloth.
Do not install near any heat sources such as
radiators, heat registers, stoves, or other
apparatus (including amplifiers) that produce heat.
8. Do not defeat the safety purpose of the polarized
or grounding-type plug. A polarized plug has two
blades with one wider than the other. A grounding
type plug has two blades and a third grounding
prong. The wide blade or the third prong are
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provided for your safety. If the provided plug does
not fit into your outlet, consult an electrician for
replacement of the obsolete outlet.
9. Protect the power cord from being walked on or
pinched particularly at plugs, convenience
receptacles, and the point where they exit from
the apparatus.
10. Only use attachments/accessories specified by
the manufacturer.
11. Unplug this apparatus during lightning storms or
when unused for long periods of time.
12. Refer all servicing to qualified service personnel.
Servicing is required when the apparatus has
been damaged in any way, such as power-supply
cord or plug is damaged, liquid has been spilled or
objects have fallen into the apparatus, the
apparatus has been exposed to rain or moisture,
does not operate normally, or has been dropped.
This Class B digital apparatus complies with Canadian ICES-003.
The serial number of this product can be found on the bottom of the camcorder. Write down the number and
other information here and retain this book as a permanent record of your purchase to aid identification in case
of theft.
Model Name: XF305 A / XF300 A
Serial No.:
Date of Purchase:
Purchased From:
Dealer Address:
Dealer Phone No.:
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Highlights of the XF305/XF300
The Canon XF305/XF300 HD Camcorder has been designed to fulfill the needs demanded by industry
professionals. The following are just some of the many features that will help turn your creative vision into reality.
HD Recording
3CMOS system and DIGIC DV III image processor
The camcorder is equipped with three 1/3-in. CMOS
sensors that each capture video at an effective pixel
count of approximately 2.07 megapixels
(1920x1080). Combined with the DIGIC DV III image
processor and newly developed 18x zoom lens (29.3
mm, F1.6), the camcorder offers a center resolution
of 1,000 TV lines. Furthermore, the camcorder
produces spectacular video with true-to-life color
reproduction while reducing noise and “rolling
shutter” artifacts thanks to a twofold improvement
(when the frame rate is 60i) over previous models in
scanning speed.
Superb HD video
The camcorder uses the MPEG-2 Long GOP codec.
When you record using the 50 Mbps bit rate (with
4:2:2 color sampling), the quality of your recordings
will rival that of broadcast video. Your recordings are
saved as Material eXchange Format (MXF) files,
which are compatible with major non-linear editing
(NLE) software.
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You can configure the video recording signal to suit
your needs. By combining the bit rate/resolution
setting with the frame rate setting, you can produce
video from 1440x1080/24P at 25 Mbps to
1280x720/60P at 35 Mbps to 1920x1080/60i at
50 Mbps. You can select from a total of 16 different
combinations!
Overall design
The various buttons, switches and other controls
were redesigned after extensive research and
interviews with industry professionals. Buttons and
switches were repositioned for easier use and access
and the ergonomic design of the grip was also
refined for better balance. In addition, you can frame
your shots more easily with the improved viewfinder
and larger LCD screen, which both now have 100%
coverage.
Recording media
The camcorder records video and audio to
CompactFlash (CF) cards. You can even make
lengthy recordings without worry because the
camcorder features two CF card slots. When one CF
card becomes full, the recording will automatically
continue on the other one without interruption when
you use relay recording (0 43). In addition, using
double slot recording (0 43) lets you record the
same clip simultaneously to both CF cards.
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Supplied Canon XF Utility software
Managing your recordings is as simple as using the
supplied Canon XF Utility software. You can transfer
your recordings to your computer, where you can
view and manage them. Using the supplied plugins,
you can then use the recordings with major NLE
software*.
* Refer to Saving Clips to a Computer (0 152) for details
on compatible software.
Versatile Artistic Expression
Operability
Focus and zoom
Enhancements were made to the focus and zoom
systems. The newly added full manual focus mode
(0 54) sets physical stops on the focus ring and
also displays a distance indicator on the ring itself.
With the physical stops on the zoom ring (0 77),
you can easily go from full wide angle to full telephoto
by turning the zoom ring about 90°.
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Special recording modes
The special recording modes (0 104) give you more
creative control over your recordings. You can create
a slow motion or fast motion effect in your
recordings, record a certain number of frames at a
set interval (ideal for subjects with little movement) or
record a certain number of frames every time you
press a button (ideal for stop motion animation).
Custom picture settings
With custom picture settings (0 115), you can enjoy
unparalleled image control to deliver the “look” you
want by adjusting parameters, such as gamma and
sharpness. The custom picture settings can be
recorded onto an SD card, which allows multiple
XF305/XF300 camcorders to use the same settings,
or embedded in the recording itself.
Advanced Professional Features
Pro-level connectivity (b only)
An industry-standard HD/SD SDI terminal (0 148)
for uncompressed HD signal output, embedded
audio and SMPTE time code (LTC) give the
camcorder the functionality of professional broadcast
cameras. Genlock synchronization (0 89) and the
TIME CODE terminal (0 89) allow the camcorder to
be part of any multi-camera shooting setup.
Other Functions
Audio
Sound is recorded as 2-channel linear PCM audio
(16-bit/48 kHz). You can use the built-in microphone
or the two XLR audio input terminals (with phantom
power supply) when recording.
Video scopes
Check the brightness of the image using the
waveform monitor (0 99), the color of the image
using the vectorscope (0 100), or the focus using
the edge monitor (0 100).
Added and improved functionality
Other functions include improved image stabilization
(0 62), the option to add metadata to recordings
(0 97), and the Intelligent System-compatible
battery pack (0 198). Also, optical axis shift
(0 110) and the focal length guide (0 111) have
been added to aid in 3D shooting.
Customization
The camcorder features several customization
options. You can assign often-used functions to
assignable buttons (0 113) so that you can call up
those functions with the press of a single button.
Custom functions (0 126) and custom onscreen
displays (0 127) give you even more freedom to
control many aspects of the camcorder’s operation.
Save custom picture and menu settings to an SD
card so that you can transfer your setting preferences
to other XF305/XF300 camcorders in order to use
them in the same way.
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Trademark Acknowledgements
• SD and SDHC logos are trademarks of SD-3C, LLC.
• CompactFlash is a trademark of SanDisk Corporation.
• The Logo is a trademark of CompactFlash Association.
• Microsoft and Windows are trademarks or registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States
and/or other countries.
• Apple, Mac OS, Final Cut Pro are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries.
• Avid, Media Composer and NewsCutter are trademarks or registered trademarks of Avid Technology, Inc. or its
subsidiaries in the United States and/or other countries.
• HDMI, the HDMI logo and High-Definition Multimedia Interface are trademarks or registered trademarks of HDMI
Licensing LLC in the United States and other countries.
• Other names and products not mentioned above may be trademarks or registered trademarks of their
respective companies.
• This device incorporates exFAT technology licensed from Microsoft.
• ANY USE OF THIS PRODUCT OTHER THAN CONSUMER PERSONAL USE IN ANY MANNER THAT
COMPLIES WITH THE MPEG-2 STANDARD FOR ENCODING VIDEO INFORMATION FOR PACKAGED MEDIA
IS EXPRESSLY PROHIBITED WITHOUT A LICENSE UNDER APPLICABLE PATENTS IN THE MPEG-2 PATENT
PORTFOLIO, WHICH LICENSE IS AVAILABLE FROM MPEG LA, L.L.C., 250 STEELE STREET, SUITE 300,
DENVER, COLORADO 80206.
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Table of Contents
1. Introduction 11
3. Recording 45
About this Manual 11
Conventions Used in this Manual 11
Supplied Accessories 13
Names of Parts 14
Recording Video 45
Preparing to Record 45
Recording 46
Onscreen Displays 48
Side Panel Displays 50
Power Save Mode 52
Video Configuration: Bit Rate, Resolution and
Frame Rate 53
Adjusting the Focus 54
Full Manual Focus Mode 54
Manual Focus Mode 55
Using the Focus Assistance Functions 56
Autofocus Mode 58
Push AF 59
Detecting and Focusing On Faces 60
Focus Limit and Macro Shooting 61
Image Stabilizer 62
Gain 63
Automatic Gain Control (AGC) 63
Manual Gain Control 64
Shutter Speed 66
Changing the Shutter Speed Mode 67
Flicker Reduction 68
Adjusting the Aperture 69
Automatic Aperture Control 69
Manual Aperture Control 69
Temporary Manual Aperture Control Override
(PUSH AUTO IRIS) 70
Adjusting the AE Level 71
Setting the Light Metering Mode 71
Using the ND Filter 72
White Balance 73
Auto White Balance 73
Preset White Balance 74
Setting the Color Temperature 75
Custom White Balance 75
Zooming 77
Selecting the Zoom Controls 77
Using the Zoom Ring 77
Using the Zoom Rockers, Wireless Controller or
Optional Remote Control 78
2. Preparations 23
Preparing the Power Supply 23
Using a Battery Pack 23
Turning the Camcorder On and Off 27
Date, Time and Language Settings 28
Setting the Date and Time 28
Changing the Time Zone 28
Displaying the Date and Time while Recording 29
Changing the Language 29
Using the Menus 30
Selecting an Option from the Menu 30
Preparing the Camcorder 32
Attaching the Lens Hood 32
Attaching and Detaching the Eye Cup 32
Dioptric Adjustment 33
Attaching the Viewfinder Cap 33
Using the LCD Panel 34
Using the Viewfinder and LCD Screen
Simultaneously 34
Adjusting the Viewfinder/LCD Screen 35
Setting the Screen to Black & White 35
Adjusting the Grip Belt 36
Attaching a Shoulder Strap 36
Removing and Attaching the Terminal Covers 37
Using the Wireless Controller 37
Using a Tripod 38
Preparing Recording Media 39
Inserting a CF Card 39
Checking the Status of the CF Card Slots 40
Removing a CF card 40
Inserting and Removing an SD Card 41
Initializing the Recording Media 41
Switching Between the CF Card Slots 42
Selecting the CF Card Recording Method 43
Checking the Available Recording Time 44
Recovering Data on the CF Card 44
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Onscreen Markers and Zebra Patterns 81
Displaying Onscreen Markers 81
Displaying Zebra Patterns 82
Setting the Time Code 84
Selecting the Running Mode 84
Selecting Drop or Non-Drop Frame 85
Putting the Time Code Display on Hold 85
Setting the User Bit 87
b Synchronizing with an External Device 88
Connecting an External Device 88
Using a Reference Video Signal
(Genlock Synchronization) 89
Using a Time Code Signal 89
Time Code Signal Output 90
Recording Audio 91
Using the Built-in Microphone 91
Using an External Microphone or Line Input 92
Adjusting the Audio Level 94
Monitoring the Audio with Headphones 96
Using Metadata 97
Setting a User Memo 97
Colors Bars/Audio Reference Signal 98
Recording Color Bars 98
Recording an Audio Reference Signal 98
Video Scopes 99
Displaying a Video Scope 99
Configuring the Waveform Monitor 99
Configuring the Vectorscope 100
Configuring the Edge Monitor 100
Adding Shot Marks while Recording 102
Reviewing a Recording 103
Special Recording Modes 104
Interval Recording Mode 104
Frame Recording Mode 106
Slow & Fast Motion Mode 107
Pre-recording Mode 108
Optical Axis Shift 110
Using the Focal Length Guide 111
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4. Customization 113
Assignable Buttons 113
Changing the Assigned Function 113
Using an Assignable Button 114
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Custom Picture Settings 115
Selecting Custom Picture Files 115
Editing a Custom Picture File’s Settings 116
Renaming Custom Picture Files 116
Protecting Custom Picture Files 117
Transferring Custom Picture Files 117
Embedding Custom Picture Settings in a
Recording 118
Available Custom Picture Settings 119
Customizing Functions and Onscreen
Displays 126
Customizing Functions 126
Customizing Onscreen Displays 127
Saving and Loading Camera Settings 128
Saving Camera Settings to an SD Card 128
Loading Camera Settings from an SD Card 128
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5. Playback 129
Playback 129
Clip Index Screen 129
Playing Back Clips 131
Onscreen Displays 131
Playback Controls 133
Adjusting the Volume 134
Adding Shot Marks during Playback 134
Clip Operations 135
Using the Clip Menu 136
Displaying Clip Information 136
Adding e Marks or Z Marks 137
Deleting e Marks or Z Marks 138
Copying Clips 138
Deleting Clips 140
Deleting the User Memo 140
Copying a Custom Picture File Embedded in a
Clip 141
Displaying an Index Screen of Shot Marks 141
Displaying a Frame Index Screen of a Single
Clip 142
Adding or Deleting Shot Marks from an Index
Screen 143
Changing a Clip’s Thumbnail 144
6. External Connections 145
7. Photos 161
Video Output Configuration 145
Video Output Configuration by Terminal 145
SD Output 146
Connecting to an External Monitor 147
Connection Diagram 147
b Using the HD/SD SDI Terminal 148
Using the HDMI OUT Terminal 148
Using the HD/SD COMPONENT OUT
Terminal 148
Using the AV or VIDEO 2 Terminal 149
Superimposing Onscreen Displays to Appear on an
External Monitor 149
Audio Output 150
b Embedded Audio 150
Synchronizing the Video with the Audio being
Monitored 150
Selecting the Audio Channel 151
Selecting the Output Level of the AV Terminal 151
Saving Clips to a Computer 152
System Requirements 152
Installing and Uninstalling Canon XF Utility
(Windows) 153
Installing and Uninstalling Canon XF Utility
(Mac OS) 156
Viewing the Software Instruction Manuals 159
Taking Photos 161
Taking Photos in CAMERA Mode 161
Capturing Photos in MEDIA Mode 161
Photo Playback 163
Displaying the [Photos] Index Screen 163
Viewing Photos 163
Photo Operations 164
Using the Photo Menu 164
Deleting Photos 164
Protecting Photos 165
Copying Custom Picture Files 166
Photo Numbering 167
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8. Additional Information 169
Menu Options 169
Displaying the Status Screens 179
Troubleshooting 185
List of Messages 188
Handling Precautions 192
Maintenance/Others 195
Optional Accessories 197
Specifications 202
Index 206
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Introduction
About this Manual
Introduction
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Introduction
About this Manual
Thank you for purchasing the Canon XF305/XF300. Please read this manual carefully before you use the
camcorder and retain it for future reference. Should the camcorder fail to operate correctly, refer to
Troubleshooting (0 185).
Conventions Used in this Manual
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IMPORTANT: Precautions related to the camcorder’s operation.
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NOTES: Additional topics that complement the basic operating procedures.
• 0: Reference page number.
• b: Text that applies only to the model shown in the icon.
• The following terms are used in this manual.
“Screen” refers to the LCD screen and the viewfinder screen.
“CF card” refers to a CompactFlash (CF) card.
“SD card” refers to an SD or SDHC memory card.
“Recording media” refers to CF cards and SD cards.
• Photographs in the manual are simulated pictures taken with a still camera. Some screenshots have been
altered to make them easier to read.
• Illustrations in the manual show the b.
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When a function requires the use of the menu,
the quick reference shows the submenus and,
when applicable, the default setting for the
menu item. The example illustration indicates
that you can find the function by selecting the
[l Camera Setup] menu and then the [Image
Stabilizer] menu item.
Recording
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Image Stabilizer
[l Camera Setup]
[Image Stabilizer]
[Standard]
Operating modes
indicates that a function is available in the
operating mode indicated and
indicates that the
function is not available. For a detailed explanation,
refer to Turning the Camcorder On and Off (0 27).
Image Stabilizer
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Use the image stabilizer to compensate for camcorder shake in order to
achieve steadier shots. There are 3 methods of image stabilization; select
the method that best suits your needs.
Operating modes:
1 Open the [Image Stabilizer] submenu.
[l Camera Setup]
[Image Stabilizer]
2 Select the desired option and then press SET.
• The icon of the selected mode appears on the bottom of the screen.
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Options
[Powered] Q:
[Dynamic] P:
[Standard] O:
[Off]:
Powered IS is most effective when you are stationary and
zooming in on far subjects using high zoom ratios (the
more you approach the telephoto end). This mode is not
suitable for tilting and panning shots.
Dynamic IS compensates for a higher degree of
camcorder shake, such as when shooting while walking,
and is more effective as the zoom approaches full wide
angle.
Standard IS compensates for a lower degree of
camcorder shake, such as when shooting while remaining
stationary, and is suitable for shooting natural-looking
scenes.
Use this setting when the camcorder is mounted on a
tripod.
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• By default, assignable button 1 is set to [Standard] but you can also set
it for another assignable button instead. You can press the button to
activate standard IS.
• If you set an assignable button to [Dynamic IS] or [Powered IS]
(0 111), you can press the button to turn the assigned mode on or
off.
• If the degree of camcorder shake is too high, the image stabilizer may
not be able to fully compensate.
• When you are using [Dynamic] mode the edges of the picture may be
When a procedure requires selecting an option,
the available options are listed within or after the
procedure. Brackets [ ] are used to refer to menu
options as they are displayed on screen.
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The arrow is used to abbreviate menu selections. For
a detailed explanation on how to use the menus,
refer to Using the Menus (0 30). For a concise
summary of all available menu options and settings,
refer to the appendix Menu Options (0 169).
Supplied Accessories
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Supplied Accessories
The following accessories are supplied with the camcorder.
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CA-930 Compact Power Adapter
(incl. power cord)
BP-955 Battery Pack
(incl. terminal cover)
DTC-1500 Component
Video Cable
Lens Hood
Viewfinder Cap
Lens Cap
SS-1200 Shoulder Strap
Canon XF Utilities Disc*
DC-930 DC Cable
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Eye Cup
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WL-D6000 Wireless Controller
(incl. CR2025 Lithium Battery)
The Canon XF Utilities Disc includes software for saving and managing clips on a
computer. For details on installing the software, refer to Saving Clips to a Computer
(0 152). For more information on the functions, refer to the ‘Canon XF Utility
Instruction Manual’ after you install the software.
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Names of Parts
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Operation panel 34
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ZOOM SPEED switch for the handle zoom rocker
(0 79)
2 Side panel (0 50)
3 e switches (0 95)
4 SLOT SELECT (CF card slot selection) button
(0 42)
5 CFj (CF card slot A) and CFl (CF card slot B)
access indicators (0 40)
6 e dials for CH1 and CH2 (0 95)
7 MENU button (0 30)
8 STATUS button (0 179)
9 SELECT dial (0 30)
10 FULL AUTO switch (0 47)
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SET button (0 30)
CANCEL button (0 30)
CUSTOM PICT. (custom picture) button (0 115)
PUSH AUTO IRIS button (0 70)
SHUTTER switch (0 67)
Iris ring (0 69)
Zoom ring (0 77)
Distance indicator (0 54)
Focus ring (0 54)
Lens hood (0 32)
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Speaker (0 134)
SD card slot cover
SD card access indicator (0 41)
SD card slot (0 41)
PUSH button (0 54)
Focus mode ring (0 54)
Lens hood lock screw (0 32)
XLR terminals (CH1 and CH2) (0 92)
AUDIO IN switches for CH1 and CH2 (0 91, 93)
Grip belt (0 36)
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Remote sensor (0 38)
MIRROR button (0 34)
START/STOP button (0 46)
RESET button (0 186)
XLR terminal switches for CH1 and CH2 (0 93)
Instant AF sensor (0 58)
Front tally lamp (0 46)
Microphone cable clamp (0 92)
Microphone holder (0 92)
Microphone lock screw (0 92)
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Terminals (0 21)
LCD screen (0 35)
Viewfinder unit
Viewfinder (0 33, 35)
Dioptric adjustment lever (0 33)
RELEASE (viewfinder release) switch (0 195)
CF card slot cover switches for CF card slots A (top) and B (bottom) (0 39)
Battery compartment cover (0 24)
BATT. RELEASE (battery release) switch (0 24)
Battery compartment
CF card slots A (top) and B (bottom) (0 39)
CF card release buttons (0 40)
BATT. OPEN (open battery compartment) switch (0 24)
CF card slot covers for CF card slots A (top) and B (bottom)
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For attaching accessories such as the optional VL-10Li II Battery Video Light.
2 Grip zoom rocker (0 78)
3 MAGN. (magnification) button (0 57)/Assignable button 6 (0 113)
4 START/STOP button (0 46)
5 U (review recording) button (0 103)/Assignable button 5 (0 113)
6 Handle socket for 1/4" screws
7 Strap mount (0 36)
8 d switch (0 27)
9 HEADPHONE +/- buttons (0 96)
10 DISPLAY button (0 48)/BATT. INFO (battery information) button (0 24)
11 Rear tally lamp (0 46)
12 Built-in microphone (0 91)
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Attachment sockets for the optional TA-100 Tripod Adapter (0 38)
Attachment screws for the tripod base (0 38)
Tripod socket (0 38)
Tripod base for tripods with 1/4" screws (0 38)
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PUSH AF button (0 59)
FOCUS switch (0 55, 58)
IS (image stabilizer) button (0 62)/
Assignable button 1 (0 113)
PEAKING button (0 57) /
Assignable button 2 (0 113)
ZEBRA button (0 81)/
Assignable button 3 (0 113)
WFM (waveform monitor) button (0 99)/
Assignable button 4 (0 113)
IRIS switch (0 69)
ZOOM switch (0 77)
ND FILTER switch (0 72)
AWB (automatic white balance) switch (0 73)
S (white balance adjustment) button (0 74)
WHITE BAL. (white balance) switch (0 74)
GAIN switch (0 64)
AGC (automatic gain control) switch (0 63)
D (play/pause) button (0 131)/
Assignable button 9 (0 113)
I (fast playback) button (0 133)/
Assignable button 10 (0 113)
B (stop) button (0 131)/
Assignable button 12 (0 113)
K (skip forward) button (0 133)/
Assignable button 13 (0 113)
CANCEL button (0 30)
Joystick (0 30)/SET button (0 30)
START/STOP button (0 46)
START/STOP lock lever (0 46)
MAGN. (magnification) button (0 57)/
Assignable button 7 (0 113)
Handle zoom rocker (0 79)
INDEX button (0 130)/
POWER SAVE button (0 52)
L (skip backward) button (0 133)/
Assignable button 11 (0 113)
J (fast reverse playback) button (0 133)/
Assignable button 8 (0 113)
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Introduction
Terminals 1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
1
2
3
4
5
Terminals C
1
DC IN terminal (0 26)
b HD/SD SDI terminal (0 148)
b GENLOCK terminal (0 89)
b TIME CODE terminal (0 90)
VIDEO 2 terminal (0 149)
W (headphone) terminal (0 96)
REMOTE terminal
HD/SD COMPONENT OUT terminal (0 148)
HDMI OUT terminal (0 148)
USB terminal (0 152)
AV terminal (0 149)
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10
9
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Names of Parts
WL-D6000 Wireless Controller
1
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
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14
13
12
11
10
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9
8
4
7
5
3
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START/STOP button (0 46)
ZOOM buttons (0 80)
F/O/E/A buttons
MENU button (0 30)
J/I (fast playback/reverse playback) buttons (0 133)
Z/Y (frame forward/reverse) buttons (0 133)
B (stop) button (0 131)
D (play/pause) button (0 131)
INDEX button (0 130)
SET button (0 30)
CANCEL button (0 30)
SHOT1 (shot mark 1) button (0 102)
PHOTO button (0 161)
Record enable button: When you use the START/STOP button or ZOOM buttons,
you must press this button simultaneously with the desired button.
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Preparations
Preparing the Power Supply
Preparations
You can power the camcorder using a battery pack or directly using the
compact power adapter. If you connect the compact power adapter to
the camcorder while a battery pack is attached, the camcorder will draw
power from the power outlet.
Charge battery packs before use. For approximate charging times and
recording/playback times with a fully charged battery pack, refer to
Charging Times (0 198) and Recording and Playback Times (0 198).
Using a Battery Pack
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Preparations
Preparing the Power Supply
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You can power the camcorder using the supplied BP-955 or optional
BP-975, BP-950G or BP-970G Battery Pack. The BP-955 and BP-975
Battery Packs are compatible with Intelligent System, meaning that you
can check the remaining battery time.
Charging the Battery Pack
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Charge battery packs using the supplied compact power adapter. Before
charging, disconnect the DC cable from the compact power adapter and
remove the terminal cover of the battery pack.
1 If the DC cable is connected to the compact power adapter,
disconnect it.
2 Connect the power cord to the compact power adapter ().
3 Plug the power cord into a power outlet ().
4 Attach the battery pack to the compact power adapter ().
• Press lightly and slide the battery pack in the direction of the arrow
until it clicks.
• The CHARGE indicator starts flashing and also indicates the battery
pack’s approximate charge. The indicator will stay on when charging
has completed.
CHARGE indicator
0-34%: Flashes once per second
35-69%: Flashes twice per second
70-99%: Flashes 3 times per second
5 When charging has completed, remove the battery pack from the
compact power adapter.
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Preparing the Power Supply
6 Unplug the power cord from the power outlet and disconnect it from
the compact power adapter.
NOTES
• To charge the battery pack, disconnect the DC cable from the compact
power adapter.
• The supplied BP-955 and optional BP-975 Battery Packs are not
compatible with previous Canon camcorder models.
Attaching the Battery Pack
1 Hold down the button on the d switch and move it to OFF ().
2 Slide the BATT. OPEN (open battery compartment) switch in the
direction of the arrow and open the battery compartment cover ().
3 Insert the battery pack all the way into the compartment and press
gently until it clicks ().
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4 Close the battery compartment cover.
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Removing the Battery Pack
1 Hold down the button on the d switch and move it to OFF.
2 Slide the BATT. OPEN switch in the direction of the arrow and open the
battery compartment cover.
3 Press the BATT. RELEASE (battery release) latch in the direction of the
arrow and pull out the battery.
4 Close the battery compartment cover.
Checking the Remaining Battery Charge
CHECKbutton
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100%
Battery charge indicator
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If you are using the supplied BP-955 or optional BP-975 Battery Pack,
you can check the approximate remaining battery charge using one of the
following methods when the camcorder is turned off. When the
camcorder is turned on, you can check on the remaining battery charge
by looking at any recording/playback screen or the [Battery / Hour Meter]
status screen (0 179).
Press the CHECK button on the battery pack. An indicator will light for
approximately 3 seconds and show the approximate remaining battery
charge.
Preparing the Power Supply
Preparations
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0-25%
26-50%
51-75%
76-100%
When the camcorder is off and an Intelligent System-compatible battery
pack is attached, press the BATT. INFO (battery information) button to
display the remaining battery time and available recording time (displays
for 5 seconds). Depending on the battery life, the battery information may
not be displayed.
IMPORTANT
• Do not connect to the compact power adapter any product that is not
expressly recommended for use with this camcorder.
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NOTES
We recommend charging the battery pack in temperatures between
10 ºC and 30 ºC (50 ºF and 86 ºF). Outside the temperature range of
0 ºC to 40 ºC (32 ºF to 104 ºF), charging will not start.
If there is a malfunction with the compact power adapter or battery
pack, the charge indicator will go out and charging will stop.
For handling precautions regarding the battery pack, refer to Battery
Pack (0 192).
Charged battery packs continue to discharge naturally. Therefore,
charge them on the day of use, or the day before, to ensure a full
charge.
We recommend that you prepare battery packs to last 2 to 3 times
longer than you think you might need.
The first time you use a battery pack, fully charge it and then use the
camcorder until the battery pack is completely exhausted. Doing so will
ensure that the remaining recording time will be displayed accurately.
Repeatedly charging and discharging the battery pack will eventually
shorten its battery life. When you are using the supplied BP-955 or
optional BP-975 Battery Pack, you can check the battery life on the
[Battery / Hour Meter] status screen (0 183) or the battery information
screen (press the BATT INFO. button while the camcorder is turned off).
Fully charging the battery pack and then discharging it will give you a
more accurate reading.
USA and Canada only: The Lithium ion/polymer battery
that powers the product is recyclable. Please call
1-800-8-BATTERY for information on how to recycle this
battery.
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Preparing the Power Supply
Using a Household Power Outlet
When Using the Supplied CA-930 Compact Power Adapter and
DC-930 DC Cable:
1 Hold down the button on the d switch and move it to OFF ().
2 Connect the DC cable to the DC IN terminal on the camcorder ().
3 Connect the power cord to the compact power adapter and plug it into
a power outlet ().
4 Connect the DC cable to the compact power adapter ().
IMPORTANT
• Turn off the camcorder before connecting or disconnecting the
compact power adapter.
DC IN
terminal
NOTES
• When using the camcorder with a household power outlet, you can
change the battery pack while the power is on.
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DC-920 DC Coupler:
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1 Hold down the button on the d switch and move it to OFF ().
2 Attach the DC coupler to the camcorder ().
3 Connect the power cord to the compact power adapter and plug it into
a power outlet ().
4 Connect the DC coupler to the adapter ().
5 Close the battery compartment cover.
6 Detach the DC coupler after use.
• Open the battery compartment cover, push the BATT. RELEASE
latch left and pull out the DC coupler.
IMPORTANT
• Turn off the camcorder before connecting or disconnecting the
compact power adapter.
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Preparations
2
Turning the Camcorder On and Off
The camcorder has two operating modes: CAMERA (
) mode for
making recordings and MEDIA (
) mode for playing back
recordings. Select the operating mode using the d switch.
To turn on the camcorder
Hold down the button on the d switch and move it to CAMERA for
mode or MEDIA for
mode.
CAMERA mode
MEDIA mode
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Hold down the button on the d switch and move it to OFF.
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2
Date, Time and Language Settings
Setting the Date and Time
Date, Time and Language Settings
You will need to set the date and time of the camcorder before you can
start using it. When the camcorder’s clock is not set, the [Date/Time]
screen will appear automatically with the month selected.
Operating modes:
1 Push the joystick up/down or turn the SELECT dial to change the
month then move (A) to the day.
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2 Change the rest of the fields in the same way.
3 Select (A) [Set] and then press SET to start the clock and close
the screen.
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NOTES
• When the built-in rechargeable lithium battery is exhausted, the date
and time setting may be lost. In such case, recharge the built-in lithium
battery (0 194) and set the time zone, date and time again.
• You can change the date format and the clock format (12/24 hours)
with the [J Other Functions]
[Clock Set]
[Date Format] setting.
• You can also change the date and time later on (not during the initial
setup) with the [J Other Functions]
[Clock Set]
[Date/Time]
setting.
Changing the Time Zone
[J Other Functions]
[Time Zone]
[UTC-05:00 New York]
Change the time zone to match the time zone of your location. The
default setting is [UTC-05:00 New York]. The time zones are based on
Coordinated Universal Time (UTC).
Operating modes:
1 Press the MENU button.
2 Push the joystick up/down or turn the SELECT dial to select
[J Other Functions].
3 Select [Time Zone] in a similar fashion.
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4 Push the joystick up/down or turn the SELECT dial to change the
time zone.
5 Press SET to set the time zone and then press the MENU button
to close the menu.
Displaying the Date and Time while Recording
You can display the date and time in the lower left of the screen.
[M LCD/VF Setup]
[Custom Display]
Operating modes:
[Date/Time]
1 Press the MENU button.
2 Push the joystick up/down or turn the SELECT dial to select
[M LCD/VF Setup].
[Off]
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3 Select [Custom Display] and then [Date/Time] in a similar
fashion.
4 Push the joystick up/down or turn the SELECT dial to select the
information to display.
• Select [Off] to record without displaying the date and time.
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5 Press SET and then press the MENU button to close the menu.
Changing the Language
The default language is English but you can select German, Spanish,
French, Italian, Polish, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Korean or Japanese.
However, the status screens, custom picture menus and some other
menu options will always be displayed in English, regardless of the
language setting.
[J Other Functions]
[Language o]
[English]
Operating modes:
1 Press the MENU button.
2 Push the joystick up/down or turn the SELECT dial to select
[J Other Functions].
3 Select [Language o] in a similar fashion.
4 Push the joystick up/down or turn the SELECT dial to select a
language.
5 Press SET to select the language and then press the MENU
button to close the menu.
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2
Using the Menus
In
mode, many of the camcorder’s functions can be adjusted from
the menu for general settings, which opens after pressing the MENU
button. In
mode, press the MENU button to open the menu for
general settings or SET to open the clip menu for clip operations. For
details about the available menu options and settings, refer to Menu
Options (0 169).
Using the Menus
Operating modes:
CANCEL button
Joystick/SET button
Push the joystick to move the orange selection frame in the
menu. Then, press the joystick itself (SET button) or the SET
button next to the SELECT dial to select the menu item
indicated by the orange selection frame.
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MENU button
Press to open the menu and then
press again to close the menu after
adjusting desired settings.
CANCEL button
Press to return to the previous menu or to
stop some operations that are in progress.
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SELECT dial
Turn the dial to move the orange selection
frame up or down in the menu.
Selecting an Option from the Menu
The following is a step-by-step explanation of how to select an option
from the menu. In the procedures throughout the rest of this manual,
opening and closing the menu is assumed and not included in the
procedure.
1 Press the MENU button.
• The menu opens with the orange selection frame indicating the menu
item that was selected the previous time the menu was closed
(unless the camcorder was turned off).
2 Push the joystick up/down or turn the SELECT dial to select the
desired submenu.
3 Push the joystick right or press SET.
• The orange selection frame will appear on a menu item in the
submenu.
• Press the CANCEL button, push the joystick left, or select [a] to
return to the previous submenu.
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4 Push the joystick up/down or turn the SELECT dial to select the
desired menu item.
• If a submenu contains many menu items, a scroll bar will appear on
the right side of the submenu indicating that you must scroll up or
down to see other menu items.
• A A mark next to a menu item indicates another submenu. Repeat
steps 3 and 4.
5 Push the joystick right or press SET.
• The orange selection frame will appear on a setting option.
• Press the CANCEL button to return to the previous submenu.
6 Push the joystick up/down or turn the SELECT dial to select the
desired setting option and then press SET.
• Depending on the menu item, additional selections may be
necessary.
7 Press the MENU button to close the menu.
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• Unavailable items may appear grayed out.
• Pressing the MENU button at any time closes the menu.
• When using the wireless controller, use the h, i, f, g and SET
buttons in the same way as the camcorder’s joystick.
• You can check the current settings on the status screens (0 179).
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Preparations
Preparing the Camcorder
This section outlines the basic preparations for the camcorder such as
attaching the lens hood, attaching/removing the eyecup, and adjusting
the viewfinder and LCD screen.
Preparing the Camcorder
Attaching the Lens Hood
Attach the lens hood to protect the lens and reduce the amount of stray
light that may hit the lens.
1 Place the lens hood on the front of the lens so that the window
for the external Instant AF sensor faces down () and turn it 90
degrees clockwise ().
• Be careful not to deform the lens hood.
• Make sure that the lens hood is aligned with the thread.
2 Tighten the lock screw ().
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Attaching and Detaching the Eye Cup
Attaching the Eye Cup
Attach the eye cup so that it covers the rubber portion of the viewfinder
unit.
• The dioptric adjustment lever can be operated even with the eye cup
attached.
• For left eye use, attach the eye cup so that the protruding portion faces
the opposite side.
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Preparations
2
Detaching the Eye Cup
Detach the eye cup as shown in the illustration.
Dioptric Adjustment
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Turn on the camcorder and adjust the dioptric adjustment lever.
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Attaching the Viewfinder Cap
Pointing the viewfinder lens at the sun or other strong light sources may
cause damage to internal components. When you are not using the
viewfinder, make sure to attach the viewfinder cap to the viewfinder. This
will also protect the viewfinder from scratches and dirt. Attach the
viewfinder cap by inserting it into the rubber portion of the viewfinder unit.
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2
Preparing the Camcorder
Using the LCD Panel
You can slide out the LCD panel to the left or right based on your
preference and shooting situation.
1 Slide out the LCD panel.
• To slide out the LCD panel to the left, push on the right side of the
LCD panel. To slide out the LCD panel to the right, push on the left
side.
2 Extend the LCD panel out until it is perpendicular to the handle
().
3 Rotate the LCD panel and adjust it to the desired position ().
NOTES
• By default, the viewfinder screen is turned off while you use the LCD
screen. However, you can also use both displays simultaneously. See
the following section.
• You can set the LCD screen to black & white (0 35).
• When you use a commercially available lens adapter and the image on
the screen is inverted, you can use the [J Other Functions]
[Custom
Function]
[Scan Reverse Rec] setting to return the image to the
correct orientation.
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Using the Viewfinder and LCD Screen Simultaneously
[M LCD/VF Setup]
By default, the viewfinder screen is turned off while you use the LCD
screen. Follow the procedure below to use both of them simultaneously.
[LCD/VF Simul.]
Operating modes:
[Off]
1 Open the [LCD/VF Simul.] submenu.
[M LCD/VF Setup]
[LCD/VF Simul.]
2 Select [On] and then press SET.
NOTES
• When you record while the LCD panel is turned toward the subject, you
can press the MIRROR button to invert the image on the screen
vertically.
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Preparations
2
Adjusting the Viewfinder/LCD Screen
You can adjust the brightness, contrast, color, sharpness, and backlight
of the viewfinder and LCD screen independently of each other. These
adjustments will not affect your recordings.
[M LCD/VF Setup]
[LCD Setup]
[VF Setup]
Operating modes:
1 Open the setup menu for the viewfinder or LCD screen.
[M LCD/VF Setup]
[LCD Setup] or [VF Setup]
2 Select [Brightness], [Contrast], [Color], [Sharpness] or [Backlight]
and then press SET.
[Brightness: 0]
[Contrast: 0]
[Color: 0]
[Sharpness: 2]
[Backlight: Normal]
3 Adjust the setting and then press SET.
• Repeat steps 2 and 3 to adjust other settings as necessary.
NOTES
• If you set an assignable button to [LCD Setup] (0 113), you can press
the button to open the [LCD Setup] submenu.
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Setting the Screen to Black & White
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The viewfinder and LCD screen display in color by default but you can set
them to black & white. Even when the screen is black & white, onscreen
text and icons will still be displayed in color.
Operating modes:
[M LCD/VF Setup]
[LCD/VF B&W]
[Off]
1 Open the [LCD/VF B&W] submenu.
[M LCD/VF Setup]
[LCD/VF B&W]
2 Select [On] and then press SET.
NOTES
• You can also set the screen to black & white by setting an assignable
button to [LCD/VF B&W] (0 113).
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Preparing the Camcorder
Adjusting the Grip Belt
Adjust the grip belt so that you can reach the grip zoom rocker with
your index and middle fingers, and the START/STOP button with
your thumb.
IMPORTANT
• Be careful not to drop the camcorder when adjusting the grip belt.
Attaching a Shoulder Strap
Pass the ends through the strap mount and adjust the length of the
strap.
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IMPORTANT
• Be careful not to drop the camcorder when attaching or adjusting the
shoulder strap.
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Preparations
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Removing and Attaching the Terminal Covers
Remove the covers for the following terminals in order to access them.
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HD/SD SDI terminal*
GENLOCK and TIME CODE terminals*
VIDEO 2 terminal
W (headphone) and REMOTE terminals
• HD/SD COMPONENT OUT terminal
• AV terminal
• USB and HDMI OUT terminals
* b only.
Removing the Terminal Covers
1 Open the terminal cover and pull it out.
2 Grasp the strip connecting the terminal cover to the camcorder and
pull.
This step is not necessary for the covers for the HD/SD SDI,
GENLOCK, TIME CODE and VIDEO 2 terminals.
Attaching the Terminal Covers
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Insert the connecting strip into the opening to attach the terminal cover.
NOTES
• If the connecting strip is difficult to grasp, use a pair of tweezers or
similar tool.
Using the Wireless Controller
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Inserting the Battery
Insert the supplied CR2025 lithium button battery into the wireless
controller before use.
1 Press the tab in the direction of the arrow () and pull out the battery
holder ().
2 Place the lithium button battery with the + side facing up ().
3 Insert the battery holder ().
Activating the Wireless Controller
[J Other Functions]
Operating modes:
[Wireless Controller]
1 Open the [Wireless Controller] submenu.
[J Other Functions]
[Wireless Controller]
[On]
2 Select [On] and then press SET.
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Preparing the Camcorder
NOTES
• You can also activate the wireless controller by setting an assignable
button to [Wireless Controller] (0 113).
Using the Wireless Controller to Operate the Camcorder
When using the wireless controller, point it at the camcorder’s remote
sensor. When the wireless controller's buttons are operated, the
camcorder's tally lamps will illuminate.
NOTES
• When you use the START/STOP button or ZOOM buttons on the
wireless controller, you must press the record enable button
simultaneously with the desired button.
• When the camcorder cannot be operated with the wireless controller,
or when it can only be operated at very close range, replace the battery.
• The wireless controller may not work properly when the remote sensor
is located under strong light sources or direct sunlight.
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Using a Tripod
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You can mount the camcorder on a tripod but do not use tripods with
mounting screws longer than 5.5 mm (0.2 in.) as this may cause damage
to the camcorder.
Using a Tripod with 3/8" Mounting Screws
To use a tripod with 3/8" mounting screws, first attach the optional TB-1
Tripod Adapter Base to the camcorder and then attach the tripod to the
adapter base.
1 Remove the tripod base from the camcorder.
• Remove the 4 screws and then remove the base.
2 Attach the optional TB-1 Tripod Adapter Base.
• Firmly screw in the 4 screws.
3 Attach the tripod.
• Firmly screw in the tripod screw.
• If a tripod has both a 1/4" screw and 3/8" mounting screw, firmly
screw in both.
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Preparing Recording Media
Preparations
The camcorder records clips to
CompactFlash (CF) cards and
photos* to
SD and
SDHC memory cards. The camcorder is
equipped with two CF card slots. Initialize recording media (0 41) when
you use them with this camcorder for the first time.
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Preparing Recording Media
* The camcorder can record custom picture settings and camera settings on to an
SD card. To record a user memo with a clip, use the supplied Canon XF Utility
software to a create user memo file and save it to the SD card. The camcorder
can read the file and embed it in the clip.
Compatible CF cards
You can use UDMA-compatible* Type I CF cards with a capacity of at
least 512 MB with the camcorder. For more details, visit your local Canon
Web site.
* The Ultra Direct Memory Access (UDMA) specification allows data to be
transferred between the CF card and device at high transfer speeds (measured in
MBps). Depending on the CF card, you may not be able to record even when
using a UDMA-comptaible CF card.
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NOTES
• Proper operation cannot be guaranteed for all CF cards.
Inserting a CF Card
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You can insert a CF card into CF card slot A or slot B. If you have two CF
cards, you can use both slots.
1 Slide the CF card slot cover switch in the direction of the E
mark ().
• The CF card slot cover will open upward (slot A) or downward
(slot B).
2 Insert the CF card straight, with the label facing up, all the way
into the slot ().
3 Close the CF card slot cover ().
• Do not force the cover closed if the CF card is not correctly inserted.
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Preparing Recording Media
Checking the Status of the CF Card Slots
You can check the status of the CF card slots immediately by looking at
the CFj/CFl access indicator. Refer to the following table.
Access indicator color
CF card slot status
Red
Accessing CF card.
Green
Recording/playback is possible and the CF card slot is selected
for recording/playback.
Indicator off
A CF card is not inserted, the CF card slot is not currently
selected, or the CF card is not being accessed.
Removing a CF card
1 Wait until the access indicator for the card slot with the CF card
to be removed is off.
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2 Slide the CF card slot cover switch in the direction of the
E mark ().
• The CF card slot cover will open upward (slot A) or downward
(slot B).
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3 Push the CF card release button ().
• The release button partially pops out.
4 Push in the CF card release button to release the CF card ().
5 Pull the CF card all the way out and close the CF card slot cover.
CF card release
button
IMPORTANT
• Observe the following precautions while the CFj or CFl access
indicator is illuminated in red. Failure to do so may result in permanent
data loss.
- Do not disconnect the power source or turn off the camcorder.
- Do not open the cover of the CF card slot being accessed.
NOTES
• If you set the [J Other Functions]
[Media Access LED] function to
[Off], the access indicators will not illuminate.
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Preparations
2
Inserting and Removing an SD Card
1 Turn off the camcorder ().
2 Open the SD card slot cover.
3 Insert the SD card straight, with the label facing the grip belt, all
the way into the SD card slot until it clicks ().
4 Close the SD card slot cover ().
• Do not force the cover closed if the SD card is not correctly inserted.
IMPORTANT
• Observe the following precautions while the SD card access indicator is
flashing. Failure to do so may result in permanent data loss.
- Do not disconnect the power source or turn off the camcorder.
- Do not remove the SD card.
• Turn off the camcorder before inserting or removing an SD card.
Inserting or removing the SD card with the camcorder on may result in
permanent data loss.
• SD cards have front and back sides that are not interchangeable.
Inserting an SD card facing the wrong direction can cause a
malfunction of the camcorder. Be sure to insert the SD card as
described in step 3.
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SD card access indicator
NOTES
• To remove the SD card: Push the SD card once to release it. When
the SD card springs out, pull it all the way out.
• If you set the [J Other Functions]
[Media Access LED] function to
[Off], the access indicators will not illuminate.
Initializing the Recording Media
The first time you use any recording media with this camcorder, initialize it
first. You can also initialize a recording media to permanently delete all the
data it contains.
[J Other Functions]
[Initialize Media]
When initializing an SD card, you can select quick initialization, which
clears the file allocation table but does not physically erase the stored
data, or complete initialization, which deletes all data completely.
Operating modes:
1 Open the [Initialize Media] submenu.
[J Other Functions]
[Initialize Media]
2 Select [CF A], [CF B] or [SD Card] and then press SET.
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To initialize a CF card
3 Select [OK] and then press SET.
4 When the confirmation message appears, press SET.
• The CF card is initialized and all the data it contains is erased.
To initialize an SD card
3 Select [Complete] (complete initialization) or [Quick] (quick
initialization) and then press SET.
4 Select [OK] and then press SET.
• If you are using the [Complete] initialization option, press SET twice
to cancel the operation while it is in progress. You can use the SD
card but all data will be erased.
5 When the confirmation message appears, press SET.
• The SD card is initialized and all the data it contains is erased.
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IMPORTANT
• Initializing the recording media will permanently erase all data, including
clips with an e mark, protected photos, and custom picture
information. Lost data cannot be recovered. Make sure you save
important recordings in advance.
• Depending on the SD card, the complete initialization may take up to a
few minutes.
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NOTES
• While recording on a CF card, you can initialize another CF card in the
other CF card slot.
Switching Between the CF Card Slots
The camcorder features two CF card slots, CFj (CF card slot A) and
CFl (CF card slot B). If both slots contain a CF card, you can switch
between them as necessary. In addition, if the CF card you are using
becomes full while recording, the recording will continue uninterrupted on
the other CF card (relay recording). Relay recording is available from CF
card slot A to CF card slot B, and vice versa.
Operating modes:
Press the SLOT SELECT button.
• The access indicator of the selected CF card slot will illuminate in
green.
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Preparations
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NOTES
• If both CF card slots contain a CF card and you open the cover of the
selected slot, the camcorder will automatically switch to the other slot.
• You cannot use the SLOT SELECT button to switch between CF card
slots while recording.
• When the bit rate is set to 50 Mbps (0 53) during slow motion
recording, relay recording is not available.
Selecting the CF Card Recording Method
The camcorder features two useful CF card recording methods, relay
recording and double slot recording.
Relay recording: This allows you to continue recording on another CF
card without interruption if the CF card you are using becomes full. Relay
recording is available from CF card slot A to CF card slot B, and vice
versa.
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Double slot recording: This records the same clip simultaneously to both
CF cards, which is a convenient way to make a backup copy of your
recording while you record.
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Operating modes:
To use relay recording
By default, this function is activated. If it has been deactivated, follow the
procedure below to activate it.
[J Other Functions]
[Relay Rec]
1 Open the [Relay Rec] submenu.
[J Other Functions]
[Relay Rec]
[On]
2 Select [On] and then press SET.
To use double slot recording
1 Open the [Double Slot Rec] submenu.
[J Other Functions]
[Double Slot Rec]
2 Select [On] and then press SET.
NOTES
• When the bit rate is set to 50 Mbps (0 53) during slow motion
recording, relay recording is not available.
• If a CF card becomes full during double slot recording, recording on
both cards will stop. On the other hand, if an error occurs with one of
the cards, recording will continue on the other card.
• Double slot recording cannot be used with relay recording or slow &
fast motion recording.
[J Other Functions]
[Double Slot Rec]
[Off]
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Preparing Recording Media
Checking the Available Recording Time
When the camcorder is in
mode, the screen indicates which CF
card slot is in use and the available recording time (in minutes*) that
remains on each CF card. When the camcorder is in
mode, the
side panel indicates the available recording time.
On the [Media] status screen (0 181), you can check the available
recording time, total space and used space of each recording media, and
the available number of photos.
* The approximate available recording time is based on the current bit rate (0 53).
Recovering Data on the CF Card
An error may occur with data on the CF card in cases such as turning off
the camcorder while recording or removing the CF card while recording.
In such case, you may be able to recover the data on the CF card.
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Operating modes:
1 Insert the CF card with the data to be recovered into the
camcorder.
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2 When the screen prompts you to recover the data, select [Yes]
and then press SET.
3 After a message appears indicating that the data has been
recovered, press SET.
NOTES
• This procedure will delete clips shorter than 10 seconds in length.
Additionally, up to 10 seconds will be deleted from the end of clips on
the CF card.
• In some cases, data may not be recovered, such as when the FAT32
file system is corrupted or the CF card is physically damaged.
• While you are recording, you can recover data on the CF card that is
not being recorded to.
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Recording Video
Recording
This section explains the recording basics. Before you begin recording,
make a test recording first to check if the camcorder operates correctly.
Record for approximately 6 minutes at 50 Mbps (0 53). Should the
camcorder fail to operate correctly, refer to Troubleshooting (0 185).
For details on recording audio, refer to Recording Audio (0 91).
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Recording
Recording Video
Operating modes:
Preparing to Record
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Viewfinder
1 Attach a charged battery pack to the camcorder (0 24).
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2 Insert a CF card into a CF card slot (0 39).
• Insert another CF card into the other CF card slot to use relay
recording (0 43) or double slot recording (0 43).
3 Remove the lens cap.
4 Adjust the viewfinder.
NOTES
• The camcorder can add a user memo (0 97) to a clip as you record. It
can be used to store information such as the clip name, camera
operator and filming location. However, you must set the user memo
before recording.
• You can attach commercially available accessories to the handle by
using the socket for 1/4" mounting screws.
Lens cap
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Recording Video
Recording
1 Hold down the button on the d switch and move it to
CAMERA (0 27).
• The camcorder turns on in
mode and enters record pause
mode.
• The access indicator for the CF card slot selected for recording
illuminates in red and then changes to green.
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2 Press the START/STOP button to begin recording.
• Recording starts. The front and rear tally lamps illuminate and the
recording indicator [NREC] appears on the screen.
• You can use the START/STOP button on the side grip, handle or
below the iris ring.
• When you use the wireless controller, press the START/STOP button
and the record enable button simultaneously.
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3 Press the START/STOP button to pause the recording.
• The clip* is recorded to the CF card and the camcorder enters record
pause mode. The tally lamps will also go out.
* “Clip” refers to one movie unit from the point you press the START/STOP button
to start recording until you press again to pause the recording. You can also
include custom picture settings (0 115) and metadata (0 97) with the clip.
IMPORTANT
• Observe the following precautions while the CFj or CFl access
indicator is illuminated in red. Failure to do so may result in permanent
data loss.
- Do not open the CF card slot cover of the CF card slot being
accessed and remove the CF card.
- Do not disconnect the power source or turn off the camcorder.
• Be sure to save your recordings regularly (0 152), especially after
making important recordings. Canon shall not be liable for any loss or
corruption of data.
NOTES
• The START/STOP button on the handle has a lock lever to prevent
accidental operation. Set the lock lever to R in cases such as when
you do not want a recording inadvertently paused or do not plan to use
the START/STOP button. Return the lever to its previous position to
enable use of the START/STOP button again.
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• You can use the [J Other Functions]
[Rec Review] setting (0 103)
to review the last clip recorded.
• If you set an assignable button to [Add e Mark] or [Add Z Mark]
(0 113), you can press the button to add an e mark or Z mark to
the last clip recorded.
• You can use the [J Other Functions]
[Clips]
[Delete Last Clip]
setting (0 177) to delete the last clip recorded. Alternatively, you can
set an assignable button to [Delete Last Clip]. However, you cannot
delete the last clip if double slot recording is on.
• b When you set the [J Other Functions]
[SDI Rec
Command] setting to [On] and you connect the camcorder to another
device using the HD/SD SDI terminal, if you start or stop recording with
the camcorder, the other device will also start or stop recording. For
more details, visit your local Canon Web site.
Recording in Full Auto Mode
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Move the FULL AUTO switch to ON to change the camcorder to full
auto mode. In full auto mode, the camcorder automatically sets the iris,
gain, shutter speed, and white balance. The camcorder will
continuously adjust the brightness and white balance automatically*. In
full auto mode, however, the autofocus will not be turned on.
* The light metering mode (0 71) will be set to [Standard], the AE level (0 71)
will be set to [±0] and the AGC limit (0 63) will be set to [Off/21 dB].
About Clips
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When the camcorder records a clip, it also assigns a 6-character clip
name consisting of a 2-letter prefix and 4 numerals (for example,
“AA0001”). The numerals increase every time a clip is recorded. You
can set the initial clip name in advance using the [J Other Functions]
[Clips]
[Title Prefix] and [Number Setting] options. You cannot
change the clip name after the clip is recorded.
The video file (stream) in a clip will be split approximately every 2 GB for
clips with a long recording time. Even in such case, playback will be
continuous.
NOTES
• If you are recording with two CF cards and the CF card you are using
becomes full while recording, the clip will continue uninterrupted on
the other CF card (relay recording). In such case, the recording will
be recorded as separate clips.
• If you record using the custom picture and metadata settings, those
settings will be recorded with the clip. For more details, refer to
Custom Picture Settings (0 115) and Using Metadata (0 97).
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Recording Video
Onscreen Displays
Refer to this section for an explanation of the various screen displays that
appear in
mode. You can use the custom display function
(0 127) to display or hide most of the screen displays. Such screen
displays are denoted with an asterisk (*).
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When displaying the date and time:
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Recording Video
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Remaining battery time*
(0 51)
Double slot recording (0 43)
Recording operation* (0 51)
Character recording* (0 126)
Time code* (0 84)
Interval counter* (0 104)
SD card status*
Bit rate/Resolution* (0 53)
Frame rate* (0 53)
b SDI recording
command (0 177)
Output displays* (0 149)
Wireless controller* (0 37)
Object distance* (0 55)
Digital tele-converter*
(0 170)
Peaking* (0 57)
User memo* (0 97)
User bit* (0 87)
Audio output channel*
(0 151)
Audio level meter (0 95)
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20 Audio peak limiter (0 95)
21 Image stabilizer* (0 62)/
Optical axis shift (0 110)
22 Magnification* (0 57)
23 Shutter speed* (0 66)
24 AE level (0 71)
25 Gain* (0 63)
26 Wide attachment*
27 Aperture value* (0 69)
28 White balance* (0 73)
29 Full auto mode* (0 47)
30 Focus mode* (0 54)
31 Focus ring warning* (0 54)
32 ND filter* (0 72)
33 Custom picture* (0 115)
34 Light metering mode* (0 71)
35 Focal length guide (0 111)
36 Zoom indicator* (0 77)
37 Remaining recording time for
double slot recording (0 43)
38 CF card status/available
recording time* (0 51)
39 Exposure bar* (0 65)
40 Date/time* (0 28)
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NOTES
• You can press the DISPLAY button to turn off most icons and displays.
• When the A icon appears next to the white balance, aperture value,
gain or shutter speed, it indicates that the setting is in auto mode.
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Recording Video
Side Panel Displays
You can check the following information on the side panel even when the
LCD panel is retracted.
CF card status/
available recording time
Time code
setting
Remaining
battery time
Time code
Audio level
meter
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NOTES
• While the camcorder is in
mode, the time code and time code
setting will not be displayed.
• [EXT-LOCK] appears only on the XF305.
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Recording Video
Recording
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1 Remaining battery time
• The icon shows a rough estimate of the remaining charge as a
percentage of the full charge of the battery pack. The remaining
recording/playback time of the battery pack is displayed, in
minutes, next to the icon.
• P → Q → R → S → U (in red).
When U is displayed, replace the battery pack with a fully
charged one.
• Depending on the conditions under which the camcorder and the
battery pack are used, the actual battery charge may not be
indicated accurately.
3 Recording operation
NREC
STBY
NINT REC
INT STBY (INT flashes)
NFRM REC
NFRM STBY
FRM STBY (FRM flashes)
NS&F REC
S&F STBY
NPRE REC
PRE REC STBY
Recording
Record pause
Interval recording
Interval record pause
Frame recording
Frame record pause (after starting recording)
Frame record pause (before starting
recording)
Slow & fast motion recording
Slow & fast motion record pause
Pre-recording (after pressing the START/
STOP button)
Pre-recording (before pressing the START/
STOP button)
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26 Wide attachment
• Indicates whether the optional WA-H82 Wide Attachment (0 80)
is attached.
38 CF card status/available recording time
• The following indicates the CF card status.
j/l Can record on CF card
k/m No CF card or cannot record on CF card
The CF card selected for recording is indicated with a A mark.
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Recording Video
Power Save Mode
Activate the power save mode to turn off the screen and reduce battery
consumption. At the press of a button, the camcorder will immediately
return to record pause mode.
1 Hold the POWER SAVE button pressed down for at least 2
seconds.
• The screen will turn off and the camcorder will switch to power save
mode.
• During power save mode, the tally lamps will flash twice
approximately every 3 seconds. The camcorder retains previous time
code and camcorder settings.
2 Press the POWER SAVE button to return the camcorder to
record pause mode.
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Video Configuration: Bit Rate, Resolution
and Frame Rate
Recording
Video Configuration: Bit Rate, Resolution and Frame Rate
Before you record, select the bit rate, resolution (frame size) and frame
rate that best match your creative needs.
[J Other Functions]
Operating modes:
[Bit Rate/Resolution]
1 Open the [Bit Rate/Resolution] submenu to set the bit rate and
resolution.
[J Other Functions]
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[50 Mbps 1920x1080]
[Bit Rate/Resolution]
2 Select the desired option and then press SET.
[J Other Functions]
• The selected bit rate and resolution will appear on the right side of
the screen.
• If you selected [35 Mbps 1440x1080], [Frame Rate] will automatically
be set to [60i] so you do not need to continue with the rest of this
procedure.
[Frame Rate]
[60i]
3 Open the [Frame Rate] submenu to set the frame rate.
[J Other Functions]
[Frame Rate]
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4 Select the desired option and then press SET.
• The selected frame rate will appear on the right side of the screen.
NOTES
• For details on the signal output from each terminal, refer to Video
Output Configuration (0 145).
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Available bit rate, resolution and frame rate settings
Bit rate*
Resolution
50 Mbps
(CBR 4:2:2)
1920 x 1080
35 Mbps
(VBR 4:2:0)
25 Mbps
(CBR 4:2:0)
Frame rate
60i
60P
30P
24P
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–
N
N
1280 x 720
–
N
N
N
1920 x 1080
N
–
N
N
1440 x 1080
N
–
–
–
1280 x 720
–
N
N
N
1440 x 1080
N
–
N
N
* The first line indicates the bit rate (in Mbps); the second line indicates in parentheses whether the bit rate is constant (CBR) or
variable (VBR), and the color sampling.
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Adjusting the Focus
Recording
Adjusting the Focus
This camcorder features 4 methods for adjusting the focus. When you
use full manual focus or manual focus, you can use the peaking and
magnification functions to help you focus more accurately.
Full manual focus (FULL MF): Use the focus ring to adjust the focus. The
focus ring is non-perpetual (the ring has physical stops) and you can use
the ring’s distance indicator. You can focus from 1 m (3.3 ft.) to f
throughout the entire zoom range.
Manual focus (MF): Use the focus ring to adjust the focus. The focus ring
is perpetual (the ring has no physical stops) and you cannot use the ring’s
distance indicator.
Autofocus (AF): The camcorder continuously adjusts the focus
automatically. When using autofocus, you can select either Instant AF or
Normal AF mode. You can also use the focus ring (with no physical
stops).
Push AF (PUSH AF): When you are using MF or Normal AF, you can
switch the focus to Instant AF while you keep the PUSH AF button
pressed down.
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In manual focus, autofocus and Push AF modes, you can set the
[l Camera Setup]
[Focus Limit] setting (0 61) to [Off] to focus from
2 cm (0.8 in.; at full wide angle) to f. If you set it to [On], the focus range
will be 1 m (3.3 ft.) to f throughout the entire zoom range.
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Operating modes:
Full Manual Focus Mode
When you use full manual focus mode, you can adjust the focus manually
using only the focus ring. Because the focus ring is non-perpetual, you
can easily know where the macro and infinity ends are. Additionally, the
focus ring indicates the approximate distance to the subject.
1 Press the PUSH button (unlock focus mode ring button) on the
focus mode ring and turn the ring toward FULL MF.
• [MF] appears on the bottom left of the screen.
2 Zoom in to full telephoto.
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3 Turn the focus ring to adjust the focus.
• When you focus at full telephoto, the image will be in focus
throughout the entire zoom range.
NOTES
• Using the subject distance display on the screen:
- When the camcorder switches out of autofocus mode or when you
adjust the focus with the focus ring, the approximate subject
distance is displayed on the screen for approximately 3 seconds.
- Use the subject distance display as an estimate; when the distance
reading is not considered very precise for a particular zoom range, it
will be displayed in gray.
- [f] indicates infinity focus and [f–] indicates over infinity focus.
- You can change the units of distance between meters and feet using
the [J Other Functions]
[Custom Function]
[Obj. Dist. Unit]
setting (0 126).
- The correct subject distance will not be displayed when the optional
WA-H82 Wide Attachment is attached.
Manual Focus Mode
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Turn the focus ring to manually adjust the focus. The faster you turn the
focus ring, the more quickly you can focus on your subject.
1 Move the FOCUS switch to M.
• [MF] appears on the bottom left of the screen.
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Adjusting the Focus
2 Press the PUSH button (unlock focus mode ring button) on the
focus mode ring and turn the ring toward AF/MF.
3 Turn the focus ring to adjust the focus.
NOTES
• When using full manual focus mode:
- If you turn the focus ring too quickly, the camcorder may not be able
to focus immediately. In such case, the camcorder will focus on the
subject after you finish turning the focus ring.
- When you switch the camcorder from manual focus mode to full
manual focus mode, the focus will automatically adjust to the
position that corresponds to the distance indicator on the focus ring.
- You cannot adjust the focus using a remote control connected to the
REMOTE terminal.
• You can use the focus ring to adjust the focus while you are operating
the zoom. When the camcorder is initially in autofocus mode, it will
return to autofocus mode after you manually adjust the focus.
• You can set the response sensitivity of the focus ring in manual focus
mode using the [J Other Functions]
[Custom Function]
[F. Ring
Control] setting (0 126).
• If you focus manually and then leave the camcorder with the power
turned on, the focus on the subject may be lost after a while. This
possible slight shift in focus is a result of the internal temperature rising
in the camcorder and lens. Check the focus before resuming shooting.
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Using the Focus Assistance Functions
In order to focus more accurately during full manual focus mode or
manual focus mode, you can use two focus assistance functions –
peaking, which creates a clearer contrast by emphasizing the outlines of
the subject, and magnifying, which enlarges the image on the screen. You
can use both functions simultaneously for greater effect.
You can also use the [J Other Functions]
[Custom Function]
[F. Assist. B&W] setting (0 126) to switch the screen to black & white
while using the focus assistance functions.
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Peaking
The camcorder offers two peaking levels. Select the level before
activating peaking.
1 Open the [Select] submenu (under [Peaking]) to select the peaking
level.
[M LCD/VF Setup]
[Select] (under [Peaking])
2 Select the desired level and then press SET.
3 Press the PEAKING button.
• The peaking icon (a or b) appears and the outlines in the
image will be emphasized.
• Press the button again to turn off peaking.
• Alternatively, you can use the [M LCD/VF Setup]
[Peaking]
setting to turn peaking on and off.
[M LCD/VF Setup]
[Select]
(under [Peaking])
[Peaking 1]
NOTES
• Peaking appears only on the camcorder screen. It will not appear on an
external monitor connected to the camcorder.
• Peaking will not affect your recordings.
• You can set the color, gain and frequency of the two peaking levels
independently of each other.
• When you are adjusting the focus during full manual focus mode or
manual focus mode, you can use the [J Other Functions]
[WFM
(LCD)]
[Edge Monitor] setting (0 100) to help you focus even more
accurately.
Magnification
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Press the MAGN. button.
• i appears on the bottom of the screen and the center of the screen
is magnified approximately 2 times*.
• Press the button again to cancel the function.
* The magnification that appears on the LCD screen and on the viewfinder screen is
different. The magnification also differs based on the video configuration.
NOTES
• Magnification appears only on the camcorder screen. It will not appear
on an external monitor connected to the camcorder.
• Magnification will not affect your recordings.
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Adjusting the Focus
Autofocus Mode
The camcorder uses the TTL autofocus system and continuously adjusts
the focus on the subject in the center of the screen. The focusing range is
2 cm (0.8 in.) (at full wide-angle, measured from the front of the lens
barrel) to f.
During autofocus mode, you can turn the focus ring to focus manually.
When you stop turning the focus ring, the camcorder returns to
autofocus mode. This is useful in situations such as when focusing on a
subject on the other side of a window.
1 Press the PUSH button (unlock focus mode ring button) on the
focus mode ring and turn the ring toward AF/MF.
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2 Move the FOCUS switch to A.
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• [I.AF] appears on the bottom left of the screen.
Setting the Autofocus Mode
[l Camera Setup]
[AF Mode]
1 Open the autofocus [Speed] submenu.
[l Camera Setup]
[AF Mode]
[Speed]
[Speed]
2 Select the desired option and then press SET.
[Instant]
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You can select how the camcorder focuses during autofocus mode.
Adjusting the Focus
Options
[Instant]:
[Normal]:
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Sets the autofocus mode to Instant AF. The focus is adjusted at
the highest speed. This mode is useful even when recording in
very bright or low-light surroundings. This mode uses both the
TTL system and external sensor for focusing.
Sets the autofocus mode to Normal AF. The autofocus
adjustment is made at a stable speed.
Push AF
During manual focus mode or Normal AF mode, press the PUSH
AF button and hold it pressed down.
• The autofocus (Instant AF mode) is activated as long as you hold the
PUSH AF button pressed down. You can also use the PUSH AF button
on the optional ZR-2000 Zoom Remote Controller.
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NOTES
• When recording in bright surroundings, the camcorder closes down the
aperture. This may cause the picture to appear blurred and is more
noticeable toward the wide-angle end of the zoom range. Turn the
built-in ND filter on/off according to the screen display (0 72).
• When you attach the optional WA-H82 Wide Attachment to the
camcorder, Instant AF and PUSH AF are not available.
• Autofocus takes longer to focus when the frame rate is set to [30P] or
[24P] than when it is set to [60i].
• When recording under dark conditions, the focusing range narrows and
the picture may appear blurred.
• Autofocus may not work well on the following subjects or in the
following cases. In such case, focus manually.
- Reflective surfaces
- Subjects with low contrast or without vertical lines
- Fast moving subjects
- Through dirty or wet windows
- Night scenes
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Adjusting the Focus
Detecting and Focusing On Faces
[l Camera Setup]
[AF Mode]
[Face AF]
[Off]
The camcorder can detect a person’s face during autofocus mode,
automatically focus on it, and even track it if the person moves. When
there are a number of people in the picture, one person (with the white
face detection frame) will be determined to be the main subject and the
camcorder will focus on that person’s face.
1 Open the [Face AF] submenu.
[l Camera Setup]
[AF Mode]
[Face AF]
2 Select [On] and then press SET.
3 Set an assignable button to [Select Face] (0 113).
4 Point the camcorder at the subject.
• If there is more than one person in the picture, the camcorder will
automatically select one person it determines is the main subject.
The camcorder will indicate the main subject with a white face
detection frame and other faces with gray frames.
• To change the main subject when there is more than one person,
press the assignable button set to [Select Face].
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NOTES
The camcorder may mistakenly detect the faces of non-human
subjects. In such case, turn face detection off.
In certain cases, faces may not be detected correctly. Typical examples
include:
- Faces extremely small, large, dark or bright in relation to the overall
picture.
- Faces that are turned to the side, at a diagonal or partially hidden.
Face detection cannot be used in the following cases:
- When the shutter speed used is slower than 1/30 (1/24 if the frame
rate is set to [24P]).
- When using slow & fast motion recording mode and the shooting
frame rate is set to less than 24P.
- When [J Other Functions]
[Custom Function]
[Scan Reverse
Rec] is set to [Both], [Vertical] or [Horizontal].
When a subject's face is detected, the camcorder adds an event
marker to that frame. You can then use the supplied Canon XF Utility
software to search for event marks in a clip.
If you set an assignable button to [Face AF] (0 113), you can press
the button to activate this autofocus mode.
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Adjusting the Focus
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Focus Limit and Macro Shooting
By default, the camcorder’s focus range allows macro shooting. You can
activate the focus limit to restrict the focus range. The focus range 2 cm
to f (at full wide-angle) is limited to 1 m to f (throughout the entire
zoom range).
[Focus Limit]
[Off]
1 Open the [Focus Limit] submenu.
[l Camera Setup]
[l Camera Setup]
[Focus Limit]
2 Select [On] and then press SET.
• Select [Off] to enable macro shooting.
NOTES
• When the camcorder is in full manual focus mode, the focus limit will be
activated.
• If you set an assignable button to [Focus Limit] (0 113), you can press
the button to activate the focus limit.
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Image Stabilizer
[l Camera Setup]
[Image Stabilizer]
[Standard]
Image Stabilizer
Use the image stabilizer to compensate for camcorder shake in order to
achieve steadier shots. There are 3 methods of image stabilization; select
the method that best suits your needs.
Operating modes:
1 Open the [Image Stabilizer] submenu.
[l Camera Setup]
[Image Stabilizer]
2 Select the desired option and then press SET.
• The icon of the selected mode appears on the bottom of the screen.
Options
[Powered] Q:
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[Dynamic] P:
[Standard] O:
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[Off]:
Powered IS is most effective when you are stationary and
zooming in on far subjects using high zoom ratios (the
more you approach the telephoto end). This mode is not
suitable for tilting and panning shots.
Dynamic IS compensates for a higher degree of
camcorder shake, such as when shooting while walking,
and is more effective as the zoom approaches full wide
angle.
Standard IS compensates for a lower degree of
camcorder shake, such as when shooting while remaining
stationary, and is suitable for shooting natural-looking
scenes.
Use this setting when the camcorder is mounted on a
tripod.
NOTES
• By default, assignable button 1 is set to [Standard] but you can also set
it for another assignable button instead. You can press the button to
activate standard IS.
• If you set an assignable button to [Dynamic IS] or [Powered IS]
(0 113), you can press the button to turn the assigned mode on or
off.
• If the degree of camcorder shake is too high, the image stabilizer may
not be able to fully compensate.
• When you are using [Dynamic] mode, the edges of the picture may be
adversely affected (such as ghosting, artifacts and dark areas) when
compensating for a high degree of camcorder shake.
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Gain
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The gain control adjusts the level of the video signal generated depending
on the lighting and shooting conditions. You can select automatic or
manual gain control.
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Gain
Operating modes:
Automatic Gain Control (AGC)
Automatically adjusts the gain based on the subject’s brightness.
Set the AGC switch to ON.
• The A icon appears next to the gain value on the screen.
• When you set the camcorder to full auto mode (0 47), automatic gain
control will be activated.
Setting the Gain Limit (AGC Limit)
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When the AGC switch is set to ON, you can activate the gain limit to
prevent the camcorder from setting a level higher than a preset limit
between 3 dB and 18 dB.
1 Open the [AGC Limit] submenu.
[l Camera Setup]
[AGC Limit]
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2 Select the desired level and then press SET.
Available Gain Limits
Off/21 dB
18 dB
15 dB
12 dB
9 dB
6 dB
[l Camera Setup]
[AGC Limit]
3 dB
[Off/21 dB]
NOTES
• When you set the camcorder to full auto mode (0 47), [AGC Limit] will
be set to [Off/21 dB].
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Gain
Manual Gain Control
Set the AGC switch to OFF to set the gain manually. You can select one
of 3 preset gain levels (L: low, M: middle, H: high) to which you can
independently assign gain values. You can also fine-tune the gain in
0.5 dB increments.
Assigning Gain Values to the GAIN Switch Positions
[l Camera Setup]
[Gain]
You can assign separate gain values to the L, M and H positions of the
GAIN switch.
1 Open the [Gain] submenu.
[l Camera Setup]
[Gain]
[L 0.0 dB]
[M 6.0 dB]
[H 12.0 dB]
2 Select [L], [M] or [H] and then press SET.
3 Select the desired gain level.
• To fine-tune the gain, select [Fine Tuning] and then select the desired
gain level.
• Repeat steps 2 and 3 to set other switch positions, as necessary.
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Available Gain Levels
Setting
Description
-6.0 dB, -3.0 dB
For the lowest noise recording when recording indoor, lowlight or low-contrast scenes.
0.0 dB
For lifelike night scenes or scenes under artificial lighting.
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3.0 dB, 6.0 dB,
12.0 dB, 18.0 dB,
21.0 dB, 33.0 dB
Increases the brightness in indoor or low-light scenes that
are especially dark.
[Fine Tuning]
(0.0 to 21.0 dB)
Select [Fine Tuning] to adjust the gain in 0.5 dB increments.
Applying the Assigned Gain Level
1 Set the AGC switch to OFF.
2 Set the GAIN switch to L, M or H.
• The gain will be set to the level assigned to the selected position of
the GAIN switch.
AGC switch
GAIN switch
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Exposure Bar
00 00 00 00
I.AF
F1. 8
6. 0dB
1/60
CH1
-dB 40 30 20
LIM CH2
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Exposure bar
When the gain and aperture are set to manual and the shutter speed is
not set to auto, the exposure bar will appear on the screen. The
exposure bar indicates the approximate exposure adjustment within a
range of +/- 2 EV. Beyond this range, the indicator will flash.
NOTES
• When you select high gain levels, the picture may flicker slightly. The
33.0 dB gain level in particular, allows you to shoot video with a higher
sensitivity but is more prone to the appearance of noise and artifacts
(white dots, vertical streaks or blocking).
• You can use the [J Other Functions]
[Custom Function]
[Shockless Gain] setting (0 126) for a smooth transition when
changing the position of the GAIN switch.
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Shutter Speed
Set the shutter speed based on the recording conditions. For example,
you may want to set slower shutter speeds in darker environments. The
camcorder offers the following 6 modes.
Shutter Speed
Operating modes:
OFF: The camcorder uses a standard shutter speed based on the frame
rate.
Auto: The camcorder automatically adjusts the shutter speed based on
the picture’s brightness. This mode is not available during slow & fast
motion recording mode. In this mode, [A] will appear on the screen next
to the shutter speed.
Speed: Allows you to set the shutter speed (in fractions of a second).
Angle: You can set the shutter angle to determine the shutter speed.
Clear Scan: Set the frequency in order to record CRT computer monitors
without displaying black bands or flicker on the screen.
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Slow Shutter: You can set slower shutter speeds to obtain brighter
recordings in places with insufficient lighting. This mode is not available
during slow & fast motion recording mode.
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Available Shutter Speeds
The available shutter speeds vary depending on the frame rate.
Frame rate
Shutter speed
mode
OFF1
60i
30P
24P
1/60
1/30
1/24
1/60 to 1/500
1/30 to 1/500
1/24 to 1/500
Speed
1/60, 1/75, 1/90, 1/100, 1/120, 1/150,
1/180, 1/210, 1/250, 1/300, 1/360,
1/420, 1/500, 1/600, 1/720, 1/840,
1/1000, 1/1200, 1/1400, 1/1700,
1/2000
1/30, 1/34, 1/40, 1/48, 1/50, 1/60,
1/75, 1/90, 1/100, 1/120, 1/150, 1/180,
1/210, 1/250, 1/300, 1/360, 1/420,
1/500, 1/600, 1/720, 1/840, 1/1000,
1/1200, 1/1400, 1/1700, 1/2000
1/24, 1/25, 1/30, 1/34, 1/40, 1/48,
1/50, 1/60, 1/75, 1/90, 1/100, 1/120,
1/150, 1/180, 1/210, 1/250, 1/300,
1/360, 1/420, 1/500, 1/600, 1/720,
1/840, 1/1000, 1/1200, 1/1400,
1/1700, 1/2000
Angle3
360°, 240°, 216°, 180°, 120°, 90°, 60°, 360°, 240°, 216°, 180°, 120°, 108°,
45°, 30°, 22.5°, 15°, 11.25°
90°, 60°, 45°, 30°, 22.5°, 15°, 11.25°
360°, 345.6°, 288°, 240°, 180°,
172.8°, 144°, 120°, 90°, 86.4°, 72°,
60°, 45°, 30°, 22.5°, 15°, 11.25°
Clear Scan3
59.94 Hz to 250.70 Hz
29.97Hz to 250.70 Hz
23.97 Hz to 250.70 Hz
Slow Shutter2
1/4, 1/8, 1/15, 1/30
1/4, 1/8, 1/15
1/3, 1/6, 1/12
Auto2
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During slow & fast motion recording mode, the shutter speed will be based on the
selected shooting frame rate.
2 Not available during slow & fast motion recording mode.
3 The available settings depend on the frame rate.
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Changing the Shutter Speed Mode
1 Set the SHUTTER switch to ON.
• The shutter speed displayed on the bottom of the screen changes
depending on the mode. For modes other than auto, the setting
appears highlighted in orange.
2 Slide the SHUTTER switch toward SEL to change the mode.
• Repeat step 2 until the desired mode is reached. The shutter speed
mode changes in the following order:
Auto → Speed → Angle → Clear Scan → Slow Shutter
• If you selected auto mode, the rest of this procedure is not
necessary.
3 Use the joystick or turn the SELECT dial to adjust the setting.
• For clear scan mode, adjust the frequency so that black bands do
not appear.
4 Press SET.
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• The orange frame will disappear. The selected setting and shutter
speed mode will be set.
• To change the mode again, start from step 2.
Using Slow Shutter Mode
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When recording in dark surroundings, you can obtain a brighter picture
by using slow shutter mode. You can also use this mode when you
wish to add certain effects to your recordings, such as blurring the
background during panning shots or recording a moving subject with
an afterimage trail.
• Image quality may not be as good as when using faster shutter
speeds in brighter surroundings.
• Autofocus may not work well.
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• When recording under artificial light sources such as fluorescent,
mercury or halogen lamps, the screen may flicker depending on the
shutter speed. To avoid the flicker, select speed mode and set the
shutter speed to 1/50* or 1/100 (or an equivalent shutter speed in
angle mode).
*Available depending on the frame rate.
• When you record under bright conditions using automatic aperture
control, the camcorder closes down the aperture. This may cause the
picture to appear blurred. To prevent this, set the shutter speed to
1/100 or faster.
• When you set the camcorder to full auto mode (0 47), the shutter
speed mode will be set to auto.
• When the gain and aperture are set to manual and the shutter speed is
not set to auto, the exposure bar will appear on the screen (0 65).
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Shutter Speed
Flicker Reduction
[l Camera Setup]
You can reduce flicker caused by recording under fluorescent lamps.
[Flicker Reduction]
1 Open the [Flicker Reduction] submenu.
[Off]
2 Select [Automatic] and then press SET.
[l Camera Setup]
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[Flicker Reduction]
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Adjusting the Aperture
Recording
You can affect the brightness of your recordings or change the depth of
field by adjusting the aperture. Increase the aperture value (F8 to F9.5) so
that objects that are close and far away will be in focus. You can have the
camcorder adjust the aperture automatically or you can manually adjust it
to give you more control over your recording.
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Adjusting the Aperture
Operating modes:
Automatic Aperture Control
The camcorder automatically adjusts the aperture based on the
brightness of the subject.
Set the IRIS switch to A.
• The A icon appears next to the aperture value on the screen.
• When you set the camcorder to full auto mode (0 47), the camcorder
automatically controls the aperture.
Manual Aperture Control
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Use the iris ring to manually control the aperture.
1 Set the IRIS switch to M.
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2 Turn the iris ring to adjust the aperture.
• The f-number displayed on the screen will be in 1/4-stop increments.
Available aperture settings
F1.6
F1.8
F2.0
F2.2
F2.4
F2.6
F2.8
F3.2
F3.4
F3.7
F4.0
F4.4
F4.8
F5.2
F5.6
F6.2
F6.7
F7.3
F8.0
F8.7
F9.5
F10*
F11*
F12*
F14*
F15*
F16*
F17*
F19*
F21*
F22*
* Can be selected only when the [J Other Functions]
Limit] setting is set to [Off].
[Custom Function]
CLOSE*
[Iris
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• When the gain and aperture are set to manual and the shutter speed is
not set to auto, the exposure bar will appear on the screen (0 65).
• You can use the [J Other Functions]
[Custom Function]
[Iris
Limit] setting (0 126) to prevent the aperture from closing below the
diffraction limit of the lens (F9.5). When it is on, the maximum aperture
value is [F9.5]. When it is off, you can fully close the aperture but
aperture values that exceed the diffraction limit will appear in gray.
Using aperture values displayed in gray will cause diffraction blur.
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Adjusting the Aperture
• When you set the aperture value manually, it is not retained if you
activate automatic aperture control (excluding full auto mode). The
aperture value set automatically by the camcorder will be retained when
you switch back to manual aperture control.
• When you activate the built-in ND filter, the picture may become dark
when you set a high aperture value. In such case, set the ND filter to
OFF and readjust the aperture.
• You can use the [J Other Functions]
[Custom Function]
[I. Ring
Direction] setting (0 126) to change the direction of the adjustment
when you turn the iris ring.
• You can set the [J Other Functions]
[Custom Function]
[ZR-2000 AE SHIFT] setting (0 126) to [Iris] to change the aperture
value using the AE SHIFT dial on the optional ZR-2000 Zoom Remote
Controller.
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Temporary Manual Aperture Control Override
(PUSH AUTO IRIS)
During manual aperture control mode, press and hold the PUSH AUTO
IRIS button. While you keep the button pressed, the camcorder
automatically adjusts the aperture to achieve optimal aperture value and
exposure. When the shutter speed mode is set to auto (0 66) and the
AGC switch is set to ON (0 63) in advance, the shutter speed and gain
will be adjusted automatically based on the aperture value.
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1 Press and hold the PUSH AUTO IRIS button.
• The camcorder automatically sets the exposure. The aperture value,
shutter speed and gain values displayed on the screen will change
accordingly.
2 Release the PUSH AUTO IRIS button.
• The camcorder returns to manual aperture control mode.
• The aperture value set by the camcorder will override the previous
setting.
NOTES
• If you press the PUSH AUTO IRIS button and immediately release it, the
screen may turn bright and then dark.
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Adjusting the AE Level
Use the AE shift control to adjust AE level in order to darken or lighten the
image. You can select from 15 AE levels.
[l Camera Setup]
[AE Shift]
1 Open the [AE Shift] submenu.
[l Camera Setup]
[AE Shift]
[±0]
2 Select an AE level and then press SET.
Available AE Levels
+2.0
+1.5
+1.25
+1.0
+0.75
+0.5
+0.25
-0.25
-0.5
-0.75
-1.0
-1.25
-1.5
-2.0
±0
NOTES
• You cannot adjust the AE level if the camcorder is set to full auto mode
(0 47).
• You can set the [J Other Functions]
[Custom Function]
[ZR-2000 AE SHIFT] setting (0 126) to [AE Shift] to adjust the AE level
using the AE SHIFT dial on the optional ZR-2000 Zoom Remote
Controller.
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Setting the Light Metering Mode
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Select the light metering mode to match the recording conditions. This
will ensure that your subject will have a more suitable exposure level.
[l Camera Setup]
[Light Metering]
1 Open the [Light Metering] submenu.
[l Camera Setup]
[Light Metering]
[Standard]
2 Select the desired option and then press SET.
• The icon of the selected mode appears on the left side of the screen.
Options
[Backlight] K:
[Standard]:
[Spotlight] J:
Suitable when recording backlit scenes.
Averages the light metered from the entire screen, giving
more weight to the subject in the center.
Use this option when recording a scene in which only a
certain part of the picture is lit.
NOTES
• When you set the camcorder to full auto mode (0 47), [Light
Metering] will be set to [Standard].
• If you set an assignable button to [Backlight] or [Spotlight] (0 113),
you can press the button to change the light metering mode.
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Using the ND Filter
Using the ND Filter
Using the ND filters allows you keep the aperture within an appropriate
range when recording in bright surroundings*.
* When recording in bright surroundings, the camcorder closes down the aperture.
This may cause the picture to appear blurred depending on the zoom position.
Using the ND filter or setting a faster shutter speed can reduce such blur.
Operating modes:
Set the ND FILTER switch to the desired setting.
• The filter setting appears on the left side of the screen.
ND Filter Settings
Switch setting
Screen display
OFF
No display
1
[ND1 1/4]
2
[ND2 1/16]
3
[ND3 1/64]
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NOTES
• During automatic aperture control (0 69), the ND filter warning will
appear if the current setting is not appropriate. Perform the action
described in the following table.
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Warning
What to do
[ND CLR] (flashes)
Set the ND FILTER switch to OFF.
[ND1 1/4] (flashes)
Set the ND FILTER switch to 1.
[ND2 1/16] (flashes)
Set the ND FILTER switch to 2.
[ND3 1/64] (flashes)
Set the ND FILTER switch to 3.
One of the above
indications appears in
red
The ND FILTER switch is between two positions. Set it correctly to
the desired position.
• Depending on the scene, the color may change when turning the ND
filter on/off. Setting a custom white balance (0 75) may be effective in
such case.
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White Balance
Recording
The camcorder uses an electronic white balance process to calibrate the
picture for accurate color display under different lighting conditions. There
are 4 methods of setting the white balance.
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White Balance
Auto white balance: The camcorder automatically adjusts the white
balance to the optimal level.
Preset white balance: Set the white balance to either [Daylight] (5,600 K)
or [Tungsten] (3,200 K).
Set color temperature: Allows you to set the color temperature between
2,000 K and 15,000 K.
Custom white balance: You can use a white object to measure the white
balance and set it to one of two preset positions.
When recording under fluorescent lights, we recommend using auto
white balance or setting the custom white balance.
Operating modes:
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NOTES
• The settings in the [Custom Picture]
[Color Matrix] and [White
Balance] settings (0 115) take precedence over the white balance
settings.
Auto White Balance
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The camcorder constantly adjusts the white balance automatically to
achieve an optimal level. The camcorder will adjust the white balance if
the light source changes.
Set the AWB switch to ON.
• The A icon appears next to the color temperature on the screen.
• When you set the camcorder to full auto mode (0 47), auto white
balance mode will be activated.
NOTES
• Custom white balance may provide better results in the following
cases:
- Changing lighting conditions
- Close-ups
- Subjects in a single color (sky, sea or forest)
- Under mercury lamps and certain types of fluorescent lights
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White Balance
Preset White Balance
The camcorder comes preset with outdoor (daylight: 5,600 K) and indoor
(incandescent light: 3,200 K) settings. You can fine tune the setting after
selecting it.
1 Set the AWB switch to OFF.
2 Set the WHITE BAL. switch to PRESET.
3 Open the [White Balance] submenu.
[l Camera Setup]
AWB switch
4 Select the desired option and then press SET.
WHITE BAL.
switch
[l Camera Setup]
Options
[Daylight]:
[White Balance]
[Tungsten]:
[Daylight]
[White Balance]
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[Kelvin]:
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Suitable for recording scenes such as sunrises/sunsets,
fireworks or night scenes.
Suitable for recording scenes such as at a party with changing
lighting conditions or scenes under studio lighting or sodium
lamps.
Allows you to set the color temperature value (0 75).
Fine-tuning the Preset White Balance
You can fine-tune the [Daylight] and [Tungsten] settings within a range of
-9 to 9.
1 Press the S button.
• The F icon on the screen is highlighted in orange.
2 Select the desired adjustment level.
3 Press the S button.
• The F icon will no longer be highlighted in orange.
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Setting the Color Temperature
The following procedure allows you to specify the color temperature
between 2,000 K and 15,000 K in 100 K increments.
1 Set the AWB switch to OFF.
2 Set the WHITE BAL. switch to PRESET.
3 Open the [White Balance] submenu.
[l Camera Setup]
[White Balance]
4 Select [Kelvin] and then press SET.
5 Close the menu and then press the S button.
AWB switch
• The displayed color temperature appears highlighted in orange.
6 Select the desired color temperature and then press the S
button.
• The color temperature will be set and the displayed color
temperature will no longer be highlighted in orange.
Custom White Balance
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You can store two custom white balance settings in the camcorder for
future use.
1 Set the AWB switch to OFF.
2 Set the WHITE BAL. switch to A or B.
3 Point the camcorder at a white object so that it fills the whole
screen.
S button
WHITE BAL. switch
[l Camera Setup]
[White Balance]
[Kelvin]
AWB switch
WHITE BAL.
switch
S button
• Use the same lighting conditions you plan to use when recording.
4 Press the S button.
• The F A or F B icon will flash quickly.
• Make sure the white object fills the screen until the procedure is
completed.
• After the icon stops flashing, the procedure is completed. The setting
is retained even if you turn off the camcorder.
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White Balance
Recording with a Custom White Balance
1 Set the AWB switch to OFF.
2 Set the WHITE BAL. switch to the desired custom setting, A or B.
• The selected custom white balance setting is activated.
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• Set the [l Camera Setup]
[Tele-converter] setting (0 170) to [Off]
in advance.
• Readjust the custom white balance if you turn the ND filter on/off or
when the light source has changed.
• Very rarely and depending on the light source, F may keep flashing (it
will change to a slow flashing). The result will still be better than with the
auto white balance.
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Zooming
Recording
You can operate the zoom (up to 18x) using the zoom rocker on the side
grip or the one on the handle. You can also use the zoom ring on the lens
or the zoom buttons on the wireless controller.
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Operating modes:
Selecting the Zoom Controls
Set the ZOOM switch to the desired option.
Options
RING:
ROCKER:
Allows you to use the zoom ring.
Allows you to use the zoom rocker on the side grip or handle,
the buttons on the supplied wireless controller, or buttons on an
optional remote control connected to the REMOTE terminal.
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NOTES
• When you turn on the camcorder in
mode or set the POWER
switch from MEDIA to CAMERA, the initial zoom position will depend
on the ZOOM switch setting. When the ZOOM switch is set to RING,
the zoom position will be at the current position of the zoom ring; when
the zoom switch is set to ROCKER, the zoom position will be at the
same position is was the last time the camcorder was in
mode.
• You can set the [l Camera Setup]
[Tele-converter] setting to [On]
to increase the focal length by a factor of approximately 1.5*.
Alternatively, you can set an assignable button to [Tele-converter]
(0 113) to activate the digital tele-converter.
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*The image is digitally processed, so the image resolution may deteriorate.
Using the Zoom Ring
Zoom in and out on a subject by turning the zoom ring after you set the
ZOOM switch to RING. The zoom speed depends on how fast you turn
the zoom ring.
NOTES
• If you turn the zoom ring too quickly, the camcorder may not be able to
zoom immediately. In such case, the camcorder will zoom after you
finish turning the zoom ring.
• When you set the ZOOM switch to RING, the zoom position will move
to the current position of the zoom ring, which will change the picture
angle. Also, the picture may become out of focus.
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Zooming
Using the Zoom Rockers, Wireless Controller or
Optional Remote Control
When you operate the zoom, a zoom indicator* will appear on the screen
that shows the approximate zoom position. To use the zoom rockers,
make sure to set the ZOOM switch to ROCKER in advance.
* You can use the [J Other Functions]
[Custom Function]
[Zoom Indicator]
setting (0 126) to set the zoom indicator to a numerical display.
Using the Grip Zoom Rocker
Use the functions in the [l Camera Setup]
[Zoom] submenus to set
the zoom speed. When you select a constant zoom speed, set one of 16
constant speeds (1 is the slowest, 16 the fastest). With a variable zoom
speed, press gently for a slow zoom; press harder for faster zooms.
Move the zoom rocker toward Q to zoom out (wide-angle) and
toward P to zoom in (telephoto).
[l Camera Setup]
[Zoom]
[Speed Level]
[Normal]
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Setting the Zoom Speed
Refer to the following table for approximate zoom speeds of the entire
zoom range (end to end).
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1 Open the zoom [Speed Level] submenu.
[l Camera Setup]
[Zoom]
[Speed Level]
2 Select [Fast], [Normal] or [Slow] and then press SET.
3 Open the [Grip Rocker] submenu.
[l Camera Setup]
[Zoom]
[Grip Rocker]
4 Select [Constant] or [Variable] and then press SET.
[l Camera Setup]
[Zoom]
[Grip Rocker]
[Variable]
To set the speed level for [Constant]
[l Camera Setup]
[Zoom]
[Constant Speed 8]
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5 Open the grip rocker [Constant Speed] submenu.
[l Camera Setup]
[Zoom]
[Constant Speed]
6 Select the desired level and then press SET.
Zooming
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Approximate zoom speeds (grip zoom rocker)
[Grip Rocker]
setting
[Constant]
[Variable]
[Speed Level] setting
[Constant Speed]
setting
[Slow]
[Normal]
[Fast]
[1] (slowest)
5 min.
3 min.
1 min.
[16] (fastest)
4.5 sec.
2.5 sec.
1.8 sec.*
–
4.5 sec. to 5 min.
2.5 sec. to 3 min.
1.8 sec.* to 1 min.
* When the zoom speed is too fast (less than 2 seconds end-to-end), the camcorder will have more trouble focusing automatically
while zooming.
Using the Handle Zoom Rocker
Use the ZOOM SPEED switch and functions in the [l Camera Setup]
[Zoom] submenus to set the zoom speed.
Move the zoom rocker toward Q to zoom out (wide-angle) and
toward P to zoom in (telephoto).
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Setting the Zoom Speed
Refer to the following table for approximate zoom speeds of the entire
zoom range (end to end).
1 Set the ZOOM SPEED switch to H or L.
• Move the ZOOM SPEED switch to OFF to deactivate the zoom
rocker on the handle. In such case, the rest of this procedure is not
necessary.
2 Open the zoom [Speed Level] submenu.
[l Camera Setup]
[Zoom]
[Speed Level]
3 Select [Fast], [Normal] or [Slow] and then press SET.
4 Open the zoom [Handle Rocker] submenu.
[l Camera Setup]
[Zoom]
[Handle Rocker H] or [Handle
Rocker L].
5 Select the desired level and then press SET.
[l Camera Setup]
[Zoom]
[Speed Level]
[Normal]
[l Camera Setup]
[Zoom]
[Handle Rocker H 16]
[Handle Rocker L 8]
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Zooming
Approximate zoom speeds (handle zoom rocker)
[Speed Level] setting
[Handle Rocker H]/[Handle Rocker L]
setting
[Slow]
[Normal]
[Fast]
[1] (slowest)
5 min.
3 min.
1 min.
[16] (fastest)
4.5 sec.
2.5 sec.
1.8 sec.*
* When the zoom speed is too fast (less than 2 seconds end-to-end), the camcorder will have more trouble focusing automatically
while zooming.
Using the Wireless Controller or Optional Remote Control
The zoom speeds when using the wireless controller and when using an
optional or commercially available remote control connected to the
REMOTE terminal are different. When using the wireless controller, you
must press the record enable button and desired zoom button
simultaneously to zoom.
[l Camera Setup]
[Zoom]
[Speed Level]
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Setting the Zoom Speed
Perform the following procedure to set the zoom speed for the supplied
wireless controller. Refer to the following table for a summary of zoom
speeds when using the wireless controller or other remote controls.
1 Open the zoom [Speed Level] submenu.
[l Camera Setup]
[Zoom]
[Speed Level]
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2 Select [Fast], [Normal] or [Slow] and then press SET.
[Normal]
[l Camera Setup]
[Zoom]
3 Open the zoom [Wireless Controller] submenu.
[l Camera Setup]
[Zoom]
[Wireless Controller]
4 Select the desired level and then press SET.
• This setting affects both the wireless controller and optional remote
controls.
Zoom speeds (wireless controller and optional remote controls)
[Wireless Controller]
Accessory
Zoom speed
Wireless controller (supplied)
Constant zoom speed that is selected
from the menu.
Remote control without variable zoom speed
control (commercially available)
Constant zoom speed.
Remote control with variable zoom speed control
(optional ZR-2000 or ZR-1000 Zoom Remote
Controller, etc.)
Based on zoom speed setting.
NOTES
• Attaching the optional WA-H82 Wide Attachment decreases the
camcorder’s focal length by a factor of 0.8. However, the zoom ratio at
the telephoto end will be approximately 4x. When you use the wide
attachment, set [l Camera Setup]
[Wide Attach. Lens] to
[WA-H82]. This will set the image stabilization to suit the wide
attachment. Also, the AF mode will be set to Normal AF.
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Onscreen Markers and Zebra Patterns
Using onscreen markers allows you to make sure your subject is correctly
framed and is within the appropriate safe area. The zebra patterns help
you identify areas that are overexposed. The onscreen markers and zebra
pattern will not affect your recordings.
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Onscreen Markers and Zebra Patterns
Operating modes:
Displaying Onscreen Markers
Available types of onscreen markers are a center marker ([Center]),
horizontal level marker ([Horizontal]), grid ([Grid]), safe area markers
([Safety Zone]) and aspect ratio marker ([Aspect Marker]).
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Level marker
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[M LCD/VF Setup]
[Markers]
[Center]
[Horizontal]
[Grid]
[Safety Zone]
[Aspect Marker]
[Off]
Aspect guide 4:3
Grid
Center marker
1 Open the desired marker submenu.
[M LCD/VF Setup]
[Markers]
select the desired marker
2 Select [White] or [Gray] and then press SET.
• Select [Off] to turn off the selected marker.
• You can display multiple markers simultaneously. Repeat steps 1 and
2 for each marker you wish to display.
• If you selected [Safety Zone] or [Aspect Marker], continue to step 3. If
not, skip to step 4.
3 Select [Safety Zone Area] or [Aspect Ratio], select the desired
option and then press SET.
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Onscreen Markers and Zebra Patterns
4 Select [Enable], select [On] and then press SET to enable the
onscreen markers.
• All of the selected onscreen markers will be displayed.
• Select [Off] to turn off all onscreen markers.
Options
[Center]:
Displays a small marker that indicates the center of the
screen.
[Horizontal]:
Displays a horizontal line to help you compose level shots.
[Grid]:
Displays a grid that allows you to frame your shots
correctly (horizontally and vertically).
[Safety Zone]:
Displays indicators that show various safe areas, such as
the action safe area and text safe area. Available options
for [Safety Zone Area] are [95%], [92.5%], [90%] and
[80%].
[Aspect Marker]: Displays markers that indicate various aspect ratios to help
you keep your shot within that area. Available options for
[Aspect Ratio] are [2.35:1], [1.85:1], [1.75:1], [1.66:1],
[14:9], [13:9] and [4:3].
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• If you set an assignable button to [Markers] (0 113), you can press
the button to activate or deactivate the onscreen markers.
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Displaying Zebra Patterns
[M LCD/VF Setup]
[Select]
(under [Zebra])
[Zebra 1]
This camcorder has a zebra pattern feature that shows black and white
diagonal stripes over areas that are overexposed. This is displayed only
on the screen and will not affect your recordings. There are two types of
zebra patterns and you can display both simultaneously. Zebra 1 lets you
identify areas within a certain range (±5 of a specified level) while zebra 2
lets you identify areas that are over a specified level. When you display
both simultaneously and they overlap, only zebra 1 will be displayed in
those areas.
1 Open the zebra pattern [Select] submenu.
[M LCD/VF Setup]
[Select] (under [Zebra])
2 Select [Zebra 1], [Zebra 2] or [Zebra 1&2] and then press SET.
3 Open the zebra level submenu.
[M LCD/VF Setup]
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[Zebra 1 Level] or [Zebra 2 Level]
Onscreen Markers and Zebra Patterns
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4 Select a zebra level and then press SET.
5 Press the ZEBRA button to activate the selected zebra pattern.
• You can also select [Zebra], select [On] and then press SET.
NOTES
• You can use the [M LCD/VF Setup]
[HD Output] setting (0 172)
to display the zebra pattern on an external monitor connected to the
HD/SD SDI terminal (b only), HDMI OUT terminal or HD/SD
COMPONENT OUT terminal (HD output only).
• When the HD/SD SDI terminal (b only) or HD/SD COMPONENT
OUT terminal is set to output a standard definition signal, the output will
temporarily switch to a high definition signal while the zebra pattern is
displayed if you set [HD Output] to [On].
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Setting the Time Code
The camcorder can generate a time code signal and embed it in your
recordings. You can have the camcorder output the time code signal from
the HD/SD SDI terminal (b only) or TIME CODE terminal (b
only; 0 90). In addition, you can superimpose the time code on video
output from the HDMI OUT terminal, HD/SD COMPONENT OUT terminal,
AV terminal or VIDEO 2 terminal. You can also select between a drop
frame and non-drop frame time code.
b To synchronize the camcorder’s time code to an external time
code generator, refer to Synchronizing with an External Device (0 88).
Setting the Time Code
Operating modes:
Selecting the Running Mode
[L TC/UB Setup]
[Time Code]
You can select the running mode of the camcorder’s time code.
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1 Open the time code [Mode] submenu.
[L TC/UB Setup]
[Mode]
[Preset]
[L TC/UB Setup]
[Time Code]
[Run]
[Rec Run]
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[Time Code]
[Mode]
2 Select the desired option and then press SET.
• If you selected [Regen.], you do not need to perform the rest of this
procedure. If you selected [Preset] and would like to set the time
code’s initial value, see the following section Setting the Time Code’s
Initial Value.
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3 After you select [Preset], open the time code [Run] submenu.
[L TC/UB Setup]
[Time Code]
[Run]
4 Select the desired option and then press SET.
Options
[Preset]:
After you select this option, select a [Run] option. With [Rec Run],
the time code runs only when recording and clips on the same CF
card will have a continuous time code; with [Free Run], the time
code runs regardless of the camcorder’s operation. You can also
choose to set the time code’s initial value for either [Run] option.
[Regen.]: The time code runs while recording. Use this running mode to
continue with the last recorded time code on the media.
Setting the Time Code
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Setting the Time Code’s Initial Value
If you set the running mode to [Preset], you can set the initial value of the
time code.
1 Open the time code [Setting] submenu.
[L TC/UB Setup]
[Time Code]
[Setting]
[L TC/UB Setup]
[Time Code]
[Setting]
2 Select [Set] and then press SET.
• The time code setting screen appears with an orange selection frame
indicating the hours.
• To reset the time code to [00:00:00.00], select [Reset] instead.
3 Select the hours and then move (A) to minutes.
4 Change the rest of the fields (minutes, seconds, frame) in the same
way.
• Press the CANCEL button to close the screen without setting the
time code.
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5 Select [Set] to close the screen.
• If the running mode is set to [Free Run], the time code will start
running from the value set in steps 2 to 4.
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Selecting Drop or Non-Drop Frame
You can select between a drop frame (DF) or non-drop frame (NDF) time
code, depending on how you plan to use your recording. When the
[J Other Functions]
[Frame Rate] setting is set to [24P], the time code
will be set to non-drop frame.
[Time Code]
[Time Code]
[DF/NDF]
1 Open the [DF/NDF] submenu.
[L TC/UB Setup]
[L TC/UB Setup]
[DF/NDF]
[DF]
2 Select [DF] or [NDF] and then press SET.
• The time code’s display will differ depending on the setting. When
you select [DF], the time code will appear as [00:00:00.00]; when you
select [NDF], it will appear as [00:00:00:00].
Putting the Time Code Display on Hold
If you set an assignable button to [Time Code Hold] (0 113), you can
freeze the display of the time code*. While the time code display is put on
hold, [H] will appear on the screen next to the time code and [HOLD] will
appear on the side panel.
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Setting the Time Code
The time code continues to run normally while the time code display is on
hold. When you resume the time code display, the current time code will
be displayed.
* The time code signal output from the HD/SD SDI terminal (b only) or TIME
CODE terminal (b only) will not be put on hold. The time code
superimposed on the video signal output from the other terminals will be put on
hold.
About the Time Code Display
An icon may appear next to the time code depending on the operation.
Refer to the following table.
Icon
Description
R
The running mode is set to [Regen.].
P
The running mode is set to [Preset] with the [Rec Run] option selected.
F
The running mode is set to [Preset] with the [Free Run] option selected.
E
Time code signal is coming from an external source.
H
Time code display is on hold.
No icon
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Time code during clip playback.
NOTES
• When the [J Other Functions]
[Frame Rate] setting is set to [24P],
the frames value in the time code runs from 0 to 23. For other settings,
it runs from 0 to 29.
• b When the [J Other Functions]
[Frame Rate] setting is set
to [24P], the frames value in the time code signal output from the HD/
SD SDI terminal or TIME CODE terminal runs from 0 to 29.
• When you are using interval recording, frame recording or slow & fast
motion recording mode, you cannot select the [Free Run] option for the
[Preset] running mode. Conversely, when you are using pre-recording
mode, [Free Run] is automatically set and cannot be changed.
• When you mix drop frame and non-drop frame time codes, there might
be a discontinuity in the time code at the point where the recording
starts.
• As long as the built-in rechargeable lithium battery is charged and you
selected the [Free Run] option, the time code continues to run even if
you disconnect all other power sources. However, this is less accurate
than when the camcorder is on.
• If you set an assignable button to [Time Code] (0 113), you can press
the button to open the [L TC/UB Setup]
[Time Code] submenu.
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Setting the User Bit
Recording
The user bit display can be selected from the date or the time of
recording, or an identification code consisting of 8 characters in the
hexadecimal system. There are sixteen possible characters: the numbers
0 to 9 and the letters A to F.
b If user bit information is being received along with an external
time code, you can also record the external user bit on the recording
media.
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Setting the User Bit
Operating modes:
[L TC/UB Setup]
[User Bit]
[Type]
[Setting]
1 Open the user bit [Setting] submenu.
[L TC/UB Setup]
[User Bit]
[Type]
[Setting]
• To set the time for the user bit select [Time] instead; to set the date
for the user bit, select [Date].
2 Select [Set] and then press SET.
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• The user bit setting screen appears with an orange selection frame
on the leftmost digit.
• To reset the user bit to [00 00 00 00], select [Reset] instead.
3 Select an alphanumeric character (hexadecimal) then move (A)
to the next digit.
4 Change the rest of the digits in the same way.
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• Press the CANCEL button to close the screen without setting the
user bit.
5 Select [Set] to close the screen.
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b Synchronizing with an External
Device
Using genlock synchronization, you can synchronize this camcorder's
video signal to that of an external video device. Similarly, using an external
time code signal, you can synchronize this camcorder's time code to the
external signal. Using the external time code signal with multiple cameras
allows you to set up a multi-camera recording. You can also output the
time code signal from this camcorder to achieve the same result. If you
output the time code from the HD/SD SDI terminal to an editing device,
the editor can create video with the same time code.
b Synchronizing with an External Device
Connecting an External Device
When synchronizing the camcorder to an external signal, input a
reference video signal* through the GENLOCK terminal or a time code
signal through the TIME CODE terminal. For a time code signal, set the
TIME CODE terminal to input or output in advance.
Connect the external device to the camcorder’s GENLOCK terminal or
TIME CODE terminal as shown in the following diagram.
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Connection Diagram
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Using the GENLOCK
terminal
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Using the TIME CODE
terminal
b Synchronizing with an External
Device
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Using a Reference Video Signal
(Genlock Synchronization)
When a reference sync signal (analog blackburst or tri-level signal) is input
through the GENLOCK terminal, the phases of the camcorder's V and H
sync will automatically be synchronized to it. The phase difference
between the external Genlock signal and the camcorder is initially set to
0. The H phase can be adjusted within the range of approximately ±0.4 H
(HD equivalent).
Operating modes:
1 Open the [Genlock] submenu.
[J Other Functions]
[J Other Functions]
[Genlock]
2 Adjust the phase to the desired level and then press SET.
Using a Time Code Signal
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An external SMPTE-standard LTC timing signal received from the TIME
CODE terminal will be recorded as the time code. The user bit of the
external timing signal can also be recorded. Before connecting the
device, set the TIME CODE terminal to input. Also, you must set the
running mode of the time code to [Free Run] (0 84).
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Operating modes:
[Genlock]
[L TC/UB Setup]
[Time Code]
[TC In/Out]
[In]
1 Open the [TC In/Out] submenu.
[L TC/UB Setup]
[Time Code]
[TC In/Out]
2 Select [In] and then press SET.
Recording the User Bit of an External Signal
The user bit of an external time code signal can also be recorded with the
time code itself.
1 Open the user bit [Rec Mode] submenu.
[L TC/UB Setup]
[User Bit]
[Rec Mode]
[L TC/UB Setup]
[User Bit]
[Rec Mode]
2 Select [External] and then press SET.
[Internal]
NOTES
• The Genlock signal synchronization stabilizes after approximately
10 seconds.
• Genlock synchronization is possible even when a standard definition
Genlock signal is input. However, Genlock synchronization is not
possible when the camcorder’s video configuration is 1080i and the
input signal is 720P.
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b Synchronizing with an External
Device
• If the external Genlock signal is incorrect or there is no input signal, the
external time code that is recorded may be incorrect.
• While a time code signal is being received, the external time code’s
drop-frame bit will be used (if the external time code is non-drop frame,
[NDF] will appear on the side panel).
• When an external time code signal is received, the camcorder’s own
time code will be synchronized to it and the synchronization will be
maintained even if you disconnect the cable from the TIME CODE
terminal. However, performing any of the following actions while the
cable is not connected will cause the synchronization to be disrupted;
the correct time code will be restored once you reconnect the cable.
- Turning the camcorder off/on
- Changing the operating mode to
mode
- Changing the video configuration
- Changing the frame rate
• If the external time code signal is incorrect or there is no input signal,
the internal time code set in the [L TC/UB Setup]
[Time Code]
submenu will be recorded instead.
• When the camcorder locks on an external time code signal,
[EXT-LOCK] appears on the side panel.
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Time Code Signal Output
The time code will be output from the TIME CODE terminal as an SMPTEstandard LTC timing signal. The user bit will also be output. Before
connecting the device, set the TIME CODE terminal to output. If you set
the [N Video Setup]
[SDI Output] setting to [HD] or [SD], the
embedded time code will be output from the HD/SD SDI terminal.
Operating modes:
NOTES
• The user bit of the time code signal is output while the camcorder is
recording in
mode or during playback of a clip in
mode.
When the [J Other Functions]
[Frame Rate] setting is set to [24P]
and the [L TC/UB Setup]
[User Bit]
[Output Mode] setting is
set to [Pulldown], the user bit will be 2:3 pulldown data. In other words,
when a recording in 24P mode is output from the HD/SD SDI terminal,
the signal is converted to 60i using the 2:3 pulldown method. An
external device can receive the data used in this conversion (2:3
pulldown data) to convert the signal to 1080/24P specifications.
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Recording Audio
Recording
The camcorder features two-channel linear PCM audio recording and
playback with a sampling frequency of 48 kHz. You can record audio
using the built-in microphone, optional external microphone (XLR
terminal) or line input (XLR terminal). You can select the audio input
independently for channel 1 and channel 2.
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Recording Audio
Operating modes:
Using the Built-in Microphone
After you activate the built-in microphone, you can configure the low-cut
filter and sensitivity, and activate the attenuator.
Set the AUDIO IN switch of the desired channel to INT.
Configuring the Low-Cut Filter
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1 Open the [Int. Mic Low Cut] submenu.
[m Audio Setup]
[Audio Input]
[Int. Mic Low Cut]
[m Audio Setup]
[Audio Input]
2 Select the desired option and then press SET.
Options
[Off]:
For recording audio under usual conditions.
[LC1]: For recording mainly people’s voices.
[LC2]: For reducing the background sound of wind when recording
outdoors in windy surroundings (for example, on a beach or close to
buildings). Note that when you use this setting some low-frequency
sounds may be suppressed along with the sound of wind.
[Int. Mic Low Cut]
[Off]
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Recording Audio
Selecting the Built-in Microphone’s Sensitivity
[m Audio Setup]
[Audio Input]
1 Open the [Int. Mic Sensitivity] submenu.
[m Audio Setup]
[Audio Input]
[Int. Mic Sensitivity]
2 Select the desired option and then press SET.
[Int. Mic Sensitivity]
[Normal]
Options
[Normal]:
For recording audio under usual conditions.
[High]:
For recording audio at a higher volume (+6 dB).
Activating the Built-in Microphone’s Attenuator
[m Audio Setup]
[Audio Input]
[Int. Mic Att.]
If the audio level is too high and the sound sounds distorted, activate the
microphone attenuator (12 dB).
1 Open the [Int. Mic Att.] submenu.
[m Audio Setup]
[Audio Input]
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2 Select [On] and then press SET.
[Off]
Using an External Microphone or Line Input
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Attaching an External Microphone or Connecting an
External Device
Follow the procedure below to attach an external microphone (refer also
to the following illustration). To connect an external device to the
camcorder, plug the device’s cable into the camcorder’s XLR terminal.
1 Loosen the microphone lock screw (), open the microphone holder
and insert the microphone ().
2 Tighten the lock screw and put the microphone cable through the
microphone cable clamp under the microphone holder ().
3 Plug the microphone cable into the desired XLR terminal ().
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Microphone lock screw
Cable clamp
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XLR terminals
Switching Between External Microphone and Line Input
1 Set the AUDIO IN switch of the desired channel to EXT.
2 Set the XLR terminal switch of the desired channel to LINE or MIC.
• To supply a microphone with phantom power, set the switch to
MIC+48V instead. Make sure to connect the microphone first, before
turning the phantom power on. Keep the microphone connected
when turning off the phantom power.
• When using the XLR terminal to record to only one channel, use the
CH1 input terminal and set the XLR terminal switch for CH1 to LINE,
MIC or MIC+48V.
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CH1/CH2 AUDIO
IN switches
XLR terminal
switches
Selecting the Recording Channel
You can select to which channel the camcorder will record audio.
1 Open the [XLR Rec Channel] submenu.
[m Audio Setup]
[Audio Input]
[XLR Rec Channel]
2 Select the desired option and then press SET.
[m Audio Setup]
[Audio Input]
[XLR Rec Channel]
[CH1]
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Recording Audio
Options
[CH1]:
Records audio to each channel separately. Audio input
into CH1 is recorded to channel 1, while audio input into
CH2 is recorded to channel 2.
Audio input into CH1 is recorded to both channels. Audio
input into CH2 will not be recorded.
[CH1/CH2]:
Adjusting the External Microphone’s Sensitivity
[m Audio Setup]
[Audio Input]
[XLR1 Mic Trimming]
[XLR2 Mic Trimming]
[0 dB]
You can adjust the external microphone’s sensitivity if the XLR terminal
switch is set to MIC or MIC+48V.
1 Open the desired XLR terminal’s sensitivity submenu.
[m Audio Setup]
[Audio Input]
[XLR1 Mic Trimming] or [XLR2
Mic Trimming]
2 Select the desired level and then press SET.
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Available Sensitivity Levels
+12 dB
+6 dB
0 dB
-6 dB
-12 dB
Activating the External Microphone’s Attenuator
[m Audio Setup]
[Audio Input]
[XLR1 Mic Att.]
[XLR2 Mic Att.]
[Off]
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You can activate the external microphone’s attenuator (20 dB) if the XLR
terminal switch is set to MIC or MIC+48V.
1 Open the desired XLR terminal’s microphone attenuator submenu.
[m Audio Setup]
[Audio Input]
[XLR1 Mic Att.] or [XLR2 Mic
Att.]
2 Select [On] and then press SET.
IMPORTANT
• When connecting a microphone or device that does not support
phantom power, make sure to set the XLR terminal switch to MIC or
LINE, respectively. If you set the switch to MIC+48V, the microphone or
device may be damaged.
Adjusting the Audio Level
You can set the audio level to auto or manual for each channel. When
both CH1 and CH2 are set to the built-in microphone (0 91), the
settings for CH1 will automatically be applied to CH2.
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Automatic Audio Level Adjustment
Set the e switch of the desired channel to A (automatic) to let
the camcorder automatically adjust that channel’s audio level. If CH1 and
CH2 are set to the built-in microphone and you set CH1 to automatic
audio level adjustment, then the camcorder will also automatically adjust
the audio level for CH2.
NOTES
• When both CH1 and CH2 are set to the same audio input (external
microphone or external line input), if the audio level is set to automatic,
you can use the [m Audio Setup]
[Audio Input]
[XLR ALC Link]
setting (0 171) to link the audio level adjustment of both channels.
Manual Audio Level Adjustment
CH1/CH2e
switches
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You can set the audio level for each channel manually from -f to 18 dB.
1 Set the e switch of the desired channel to M.
2 Turn the corresponding e dial to adjust the audio level.
• For reference, the 0 corresponds to -f, 5 corresponds to 0 dB, and
10 corresponds to +18 dB.
• As a guideline, adjust the audio recording level so that the audio level
meter on the side panel will go to the right of the 18 dB mark only
occasionally.
• Setting the switch to R will keep the dial set at its current position
and prevent it from being turned.
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NOTES
• You can activate the audio peak limiter to prevent audio distortions.
When activated, the audio peak limiter will limit the amplitude of audio
input signals when they exceed -4 dBFS. Use the [m Audio Setup]
[Audio Input]
[Limiter] setting. The audio peak limiter can be
activated if at least one of the channels is set to manual audio level
adjustment.
• We recommend using headphones when adjusting the audio level. If
the input level is too high, audio may become distorted even if the
audio level indicator shows an appropriate level.
CH1/CH2e
switches
CH1/CH2e
dials
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Recording Audio
Monitoring the Audio with Headphones
Connect headphones to the W (headphone) terminal to monitor the
recorded audio. You can use the HEADPHONE +/- buttons to adjust the
volume.
NOTES
• When you are monitoring the audio, you can choose to synchronize the
audio signal with the video signal or monitor the audio in real time. Use
the [m Audio Setup]
[Audio Output]
[Monitor Delay] setting to
select the method. Note that there will be a slight delay when you
monitor in real time. Regardless of the setting, however, the audio and
video signals recorded will be synchronized.
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Using Metadata
Recording
The camcorder automatically adds metadata to clips while they are being
recorded. Metadata consists of the user-defined user memo* and
recording data, such as shutter speed, exposure and focus settings. You
can use the supplied Canon XF Utility software to check and search for
specific metadata.
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* The user memo contains the clip title (up to 100 characters), camera operator (up
to 100 characters), location (up to 100 characters) and clip description (up to
1,000 characters).
Operating modes:
Setting a User Memo
Before you can add a user memo, you must first install the supplied
Canon XF Utility software (0 152). Next, create the user memo and
then save it to an SD card. Once you insert the SD card in the camcorder
and select the user memo, it will be added to clips you record.
For details on using the supplied software, refer to the instruction manual
that is installed with the Canon XF Utility software (0 159).
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[J Other Functions]
[Set Metadata]
[User Memo]
1 Use Canon XF Utility to save a user memo to an SD card.
• For details, refer to Managing User Memo Profiles in the Canon XF
Utility Instruction Manual.
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2 Insert the SD card into the SD card slot of the camcorder.
3 Open the [User Memo] submenu.
[J Other Functions]
[Set Metadata]
[User Memo]
4 Select the file name of the desired user memo and then press
SET.
• The f icon appears on the right side of the screen.
• Select [Off] to record clips without a user memo.
NOTES
• You must set the user memo before you start recording for it to be
added to the clip. You cannot change the user memo of a clip using the
camcorder but you can do so with the Canon XF Utility software.
• You can also set a user-defined country code, organization code and
user code for the metadata (0 177), which is based on the UMID
standard. However, this information cannot be viewed using the Canon
XF Utility software.
• After you set a user memo, do not remove the SD card while you are
recording. If the SD card is removed, the user memo will not be added
to the clip.
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Colors Bars/Audio Reference Signal
You can have the camcorder generate and record color bars and a 1 kHz
audio reference signal and output them from the HD/SD SDI terminal
(b only), HDMI OUT terminal, HD/SD COMPONENT OUT
terminal1, AV terminal, VIDEO 2 terminal1 and W (headphone) terminal2.
Colors Bars/Audio Reference Signal
1
2
Outputs color bars only.
Outputs audio reference signal only.
Operating modes:
Recording Color Bars
[l Camera Setup]
[Color Bars]
[Type]
You can choose between SMPTE standard-definition color bars ([Type 1])
and ARIB multi-format HDTV color bars ([Type 2]).
1 Open the color bars [Type] submenu.
[l Camera Setup]
[Color Bars]
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[Type]
2 Select [Type 1] (SMPTE) or [Type 2] (ARIB) and then press SET.
[Type 1]
3 Open the [Enable] submenu to activate the color bars.
[l Camera Setup]
[Color Bars]
[Enable]
4 Select [On] and then press SET.
[l Camera Setup]
[Color Bars]
[Enable]
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• The selected color bars appear on the screen and will be recorded
when you press the START/STOP button.
• Turning the camcorder off or changing the operating mode to
mode will deactivate the color bars.
• Alternatively, you can set an assignable button to [Color Bars]
(0 113) to activate the color bars.
[Off]
Recording an Audio Reference Signal
[m Audio Setup]
The camcorder can output a 1 kHz audio reference signal with the color
bars.
[Audio Input]
1 Open the [1 kHz Tone] submenu.
[1 kHz Tone]
[m Audio Setup]
[Audio Input]
[1 kHz Tone]
2 Select the desired level and then press SET.
[Off]
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• Available levels are -12 dB, -18 dB and -20 dB.
• Select [Off] to turn off the signal.
• The signal is output at the selected level and will be recorded when
you press the START/STOP button.
Video Scopes
Recording
The camcorder can display a simplified waveform monitor or
vectorscope. It can also display an edge monitor* to help you focus. The
video scopes appear only on the LCD screen. They do not appear in the
viewfinder or on an external monitor.
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* The edge monitor looks at the focus of the entire picture and displays the results
as a waveform. The edge monitor is available only in
mode.
Operating modes:
Displaying a Video Scope
Press the WFM button.
• The waveform monitor will appear in a window on the lower right of the
screen.
• You can repeatedly press the WFM button to activate the video scopes
in the following sequence.
Waveform monitor → Vectorscope → Edge monitor → Off
• Alternatively, you can display the video scopes using [J Other
Functions]
[WFM (LCD)]
[Setting]. Select [WFM] for the waveform
monitor, [VS] for the vectorscope or [Edge Mon.] for the edge monitor.
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Configuring the Waveform Monitor
The camcorder’s waveform monitor function offers 5 modes. You can
also change the gain.
[J Other Functions]
[WFM (LCD)]
1 Open the [Waveform Monitor] submenu.
[J Other Functions]
[WFM (LCD)]
[Waveform Monitor]
[Waveform Monitor]
2 Select the desired option and then press SET.
• If you do not need to change the gain, you do not need to perform
steps 3 and 4.
[Line]
3 Open the waveform monitor [Gain] submenu.
[J Other Functions]
Monitor])
[WFM (LCD)]
[Gain] (under [Waveform
4 Select [1x] or [2x] and then press SET.
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Video Scopes
Options
[Line]:
Sets the waveform monitor to line display mode.
[Line+Spot]:
The waveform of the area in the red frame is displayed in red
on top of the [Line] mode waveform.
[Field]:
[RGB]:
[YPbPr]:
Sets the waveform monitor to field display mode.
Functions like an RGB parade scope.
Functions like a YPbPr parade scope.
Configuring the Vectorscope
[J Other Functions]
The camcorder’s vectorscope function offers 2 modes. You can also
change the gain.
[WFM (LCD)]
1 Open the [Vectorscope] submenu.
[Vectorscope]
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[J Other Functions]
[WFM (LCD)]
[Vectorscope]
2 Select the desired option and then press SET.
[Normal]
• If you do not need to change the gain, you do not need to perform
steps 3 and 4.
3 Open the vectorscope [Gain] submenu.
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[J Other Functions]
[WFM (LCD)]
[Gain] (under [Vectorscope])
4 Select [1x] or [5x] and then press SET.
Options
[Spot]:
The color signal of the area in the red frame is displayed in red on
top of the [Normal] mode waveform.
[Normal]: Displays the vectorscope.
Configuring the Edge Monitor
[J Other Functions]
[WFM (LCD)]
[Edge Monitor]
[Type 1]
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Using this video scope allows you to focus with more precision when the
camcorder is in full manual focus or manual focus mode. The edge
monitor features 2 modes.
1 Open the [Edge Monitor] submenu.
[J Other Functions]
[WFM (LCD)]
[Edge Monitor]
2 Select the desired option and then press SET.
Video Scopes
Options
[Type 1]:
[Type 2]:
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The waveform that represents the focus of the entire picture is
displayed in green. In addition, the waveform of the area in the
three red frames is displayed in red on top of the previous
waveform.
This mode displays the edge monitor with the waveform monitor
in [Line+Spot] mode. The waveform monitor appears on the left in
green while the edge monitor appears on the right in blue. The
waveform of the area in the red frame is displayed in red on top of
the edge monitor waveform.
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Adding Shot Marks while Recording
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Adding Shot Marks while Recording
When recording, you can flag an important shot in a clip by adding a
“shot mark” (n). There are two types of shot marks, shot mark 1 (c) and
shot mark 2 (d), and you can add either or both types to a single clip.
When the camcorder is in
mode, you can add or delete shot
marks (0 143). You can also display an index screen of all the shot
marks (0 141), allowing you to find a particular scene in a clip more
quickly.
Operating modes:
To add a shot mark to a clip while recording, you must first set in advance
an assignable button to [Add Shot Mark 1] or [Add Shot Mark 2]. You can
also press the SHOT1 button on the wireless controller to add the c
mark.
1 Set an assignable button to [Add Shot Mark 1] or [Add Shot Mark 2]
(0 113).
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• To add both shot marks, set one assignable button to [Add Shot Mark 1]
and another assignable button to [Add Shot Mark 2].
2 While you are recording, press the assignable button at the
beginning of the shot you wish to mark.
• A message indicating the short mark will appear and the selected shot
mark will be added to the current frame of the clip.
• You can press the button again to add another shot mark. Up to 100
shot marks (c and d marks combined) can be added to a single clip.
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• There may be up to a 0.5 second delay from when you press the
button to when the camcorder adds the shot mark.
• When you are using interval recording or frame recording mode, you
cannot add shot marks to a clip.
• When a clip contains either shot mark, n will appear next to the clip’s
thumbnail in the playback index screen.
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Reviewing a Recording
When the camcorder is in
was recorded.
Recording
mode, you can review the last clip that
Reviewing a Recording
[J Other Functions]
Operating modes:
[Rec Review]
1 Open the [Rec Review] submenu to set the review length.
[J Other Functions]
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[Entire Clip]
[Rec Review]
2 Select the desired option and then press SET.
3 After you finish recording, press the U button.
• The last clip that was recorded is played back without audio for the
selected duration. [A REVIEW] appears at the top of the screen.
• Press the CANCEL button to stop reviewing the clip and change the
camcorder back to record pause mode.
• After the clip finishes playing back, the camcorder returns to record
pause mode.
Options
[Entire Clip]:
[Last 4 sec]:
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Allows you to review the entire clip.
Allows you to review just the last 4 seconds of the clip.
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• When you are using a special recording mode (0 104), you cannot
review a clip.
• If the camcorder switched CF cards during a recording, the camcorder
will play back the clip on the CF card most recently recorded on.
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Special Recording Modes
The camcorder features 4 special recording modes.
Special Recording Modes
Interval recording ([Interval Rec]): The camcorder will automatically record
a pre-defined number of frames at a pre-defined interval. This mode is
suitable for recording subjects with little movement, such as natural
surroundings or plants.
Frame recording ([Frame Rec]): The camcorder will record a pre-defined
number of frames every time you press the START/STOP button. This
mode is suitable for recording stop motion animation.
Slow & fast motion recording ([Slow & Fast Motion]): This mode allows
you to change the shooting frame rate to achieve a slow motion or fast
motion effect during playback.
Pre-recording ([Pre Rec]): The camcorder will start recording
approximately 3 seconds before you press the START/STOP button. This
is especially useful when it is difficult to predict when to start recording.
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Interval Recording Mode
[J Other Functions]
[Interval Rec]
[Interval]
[1 sec]
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Set the interval and number of frames in advance. Sound is not recorded
in this mode. This mode is not available if [J Other Functions]
[Bit
Rate/Resolution] is set to [35 Mbps 1440x1080].
Configuring Interval Recording Mode
1 Open the [Interval] submenu.
[J Other Functions]
[Interval Rec]
[Interval]
2 Select the desired interval and then press SET.
• See the following table for the available intervals.
[J Other Functions]
[Interval Rec]
[Rec Frames]
[1]
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3 Select [Rec Frames], select the desired number of frames and then
press SET.
• Available options are 1, 3, 6 and 9 (2, 6 and 12 if [J Other Functions]
[Frame Rate] is set to [24P] or [60P]).
Special Recording Modes
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Available Intervals*
1 sec
2 sec
3 sec
4 sec
5 sec
6 sec
7 sec
8 sec
9 sec
10 sec
15 sec
20 sec
30 sec
40 sec
50 sec
1 min
2 min
3 min
4 min
5 min
6 min
7 min
8 min
9 min
10 min
* In the camcorder’s menu, seconds are indicated by [sec] and minutes are
indicated by [min].
Activating Interval Recording Mode and Recording
[J Other Functions]
1 Open the [Special Rec] submenu.
[J Other Functions]
[Special Rec]
2 Select [Interval Rec] and then press SET.
• [INT STBY] appears at the top of the screen (with [INT] flashing).
3 Press the START/STOP button to begin recording.
• The camcorder automatically records the set number of frames at
the set interval.
• The tally lamps illuminate.
• [INT STBY] changes to [N INT REC] while recording frames and
[N INT STBY] while between intervals.
[Special Rec]
[Off]
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4 Press the START/STOP button again to stop recording.
• All of the recorded frames are joined together into one clip.
• The tally lamps go out and [INT STBY] appears at the top of the
screen (with [INT] flashing).
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You can use only one special recording mode at a time.
While recording, you cannot change the interval or number of frames.
Some frames at the point the recording was stopped may be recorded
and added to the end of the clip.
Interval recording mode will be deactivated if the special recording
mode is changed or turned off. It will be deactivated also if you change
the [J Other Functions]
[Bit Rate/Resolution] or [Frame Rate]
setting.
The time code advances by the number of frames recorded. If the
running mode of the time code (0 84) is set to [Free Run] or the time
code is input from an external source (b only), the running mode
will switch to [Rec Run] during special recording mode. When special
recording mode is deactivated, the running mode will return to its
previous setting.
b During special recording mode, the time code signal will not
be output from the TIME CODE terminal or HD/SD SDI terminal.
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Special Recording Modes
Frame Recording Mode
Set the number of frames in advance. We recommend using the wireless
controller or stabilizing the camcorder, for example, on a tripod. Sound is
not recorded in this mode. This mode is not available if [J Other
Functions]
[Bit Rate/Resolution] is set to [35 Mbps 1440x1080].
Configuring Frame Recording Mode
[J Other Functions]
[Frame Rec]
[Rec Frames]
1 Open the [Rec Frames] submenu.
[J Other Functions]
[Frame Rec]
[Rec Frames]
2 Select the desired number of frames and then press SET.
• Available options are 1, 3, 6 and 9 (2, 6 and 12 if [J Other Functions]
[Frame Rate] is set to [24P] or [60P]).
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Activating Frame Recording Mode and Recording
[J Other Functions]
[Special Rec]
[Off]
1 Open the [Special Rec] submenu.
[J Other Functions]
[Special Rec]
2 Select [Frame Rec] and then press SET.
• [FRM STBY] appears at the top of the screen (with [FRM] flashing).
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3 Press the START/STOP button to begin recording.
• The camcorder automatically records the set number of frames.
• The tally lamps illuminate.
• [FRM STBY] changes to [N FRM REC] while recording frames and
[N FRM STBY] when frames are not being recorded.
• Repeat until you finish recording.
4 Open the [Special Rec] submenu.
[J Other Functions]
[Special Rec]
5 Select [Off] and then press SET.
• Frame recording mode ends and all of the recorded frames are joined
together into one clip.
• The tally lamps go out and [STBY] appears at the top of the screen.
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• You can use only one special recording mode at a time.
• While recording, you cannot change the number of frames.
• Some frames at the point the recording was stopped may be recorded
and added to the end of the clip.
• Frame recording mode will be deactivated if the special recording mode
is changed or turned off. It will be deactivated also if you change the
[J Other Functions]
[Bit Rate/Resolution] or [Frame Rate] setting.
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• The time code advances by the number of frames recorded. If the
running mode of the time code (0 84) is set to [Free Run] or the time
code is input from an external source (b only), the running mode
will switch to [Rec Run] during special recording mode. When special
recording mode is deactivated, the running mode will return to its
previous setting.
• b During special recording mode, the time code signal will not
be output from the TIME CODE terminal or HD/SD SDI terminal.
Slow & Fast Motion Mode
When you set [J Other Functions]
[Frame Rate] to a progressive
frame rate (0 53), the camcorder can record with a frame rate (shooting
frame rate) that is different from the playback frame rate. Recording a clip
at a higher frame rate than the [Frame Rate] setting will result in a slow
motion effect during playback. Conversely, a lower frame rate will result in
a fast motion effect.
Sound is not recorded in this mode. This mode is not available if [J Other
Functions]
[Bit Rate/Resolution] is set to [35 Mbps 1440x1080].
Configuring Slow & Fast Motion Mode
1 Open the [S&F Frame Rate] submenu.
[J Other Functions]
[Slow & Fast Motion]
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[S&F Frame Rate]
2 Select the desired shooting frame rate and then press SET.
Available Shooting Frame Rates
12
15
18
20
21
22
28
30
32*
34*
36*
40*
[J Other Functions]
24
25
26
27
44*
48*
54*
60*
[Slow & Fast Motion]
[S&F Frame Rate]
* Available only when [J Other Functions]
[Bit Rate/Resolution] is set to
[50 Mbps 1280x720] or [35 Mbps 1280x720].
Activating Slow & Fast Motion Mode and Recording
[J Other Functions]
1 Open the [Special Rec] submenu.
[J Other Functions]
[Special Rec]
2 Select [Slow & Fast Motion] and then press SET.
• [S&F STBY] appears at the top of the screen.
• The selected shooting frame rate appears on the right side of the
screen next to the [J Other Functions]
[Frame Rate] setting (the
playback frame rate).
[Special Rec]
[Off]
Shooting frame rate
Playback frame rate
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3 Press the START/STOP button to begin recording.
• The camcorder automatically records at the set frame rate.
• The tally lamps illuminate.
• [S&F STBY] changes to [N S&F REC] while recording.
4 Press the START/STOP button again to stop recording.
• The camcorder records the clip.
• The tally lamps go out and [S&F STBY] appears at the top of the
screen.
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• You can use only one special recording mode at a time. In addition,
slow & fast motion mode cannot be used with double slot recording.
• While recording, you cannot change the shooting frame rate.
• For lower shooting frame rates, it may take approximately 1 second to
stop recording.
• Slow & fast motion mode will be deactivated if the special recording
mode is changed or turned off. It will be deactivated also if you change
the video configuration.
• The time code advances while video is recorded. If the running mode of
the time code (0 84) is set to [Free Run] or the time code is input from
an external source (b only), the running mode will switch to [Rec
Run] during special recording mode. When special recording mode is
deactivated, the running mode will return to its previous setting.
• b During special recording mode, the time code signal will not
be output from the TIME CODE terminal or HD/SD SDI terminal.
• When the bit rate is set to 50 Mbps (0 53) during slow motion
recording, relay recording is not available.
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Pre-recording Mode
[J Other Functions]
[Special Rec]
[Off]
When pre-recording mode is activated, the camcorder starts recording
continuously into a temporary memory of approximately 3 seconds so
when you press the START/STOP button, the clip will contain also
approximately 3 seconds of video and audio recorded before you
pressed the button.
1 Open the [Special Rec] submenu.
[J Other Functions]
[Special Rec]
2 Select [Pre Rec] and then press SET.
• [PRE REC STBY] appears at the top of the screen.
3 Press the START/STOP button to begin recording.
• The tally lamps illuminate.
• [PRE REC STBY] changes to [N PRE REC] while recording.
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4 Press the START/STOP button again to stop recording.
• The camcorder records the clip, including approximately 3 seconds
of video and audio recorded before the START/STOP button was
pressed.
• The tally lamps go out and [PRE REC STBY] appears at the top of
the screen.
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• You can use only one special recording mode at a time.
• Pre-recording mode will be deactivated if the special recording mode is
changed or turned off. It will be deactivated also if you change the
video configuration.
• During pre-recording mode, the time code will be recorded with the
running mode (0 84) set to [Free Run], regardless of the previous
setting. Alternatively, you can use an external time code signal
(b only). When the time code is recorded, it will include the
3 seconds before the START/STOP button was pressed. When special
recording mode is deactivated, the running mode will return to its
previous setting.
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Optical Axis Shift
Optical Axis Shift
This function aids in a dual camera setup for 3D recording by allowing you
to adjust the position of the image stabilization lens.
Operating modes:
1 Open the [Enable] submenu to activate optical axis shift.
[l Camera Setup]
[Axis Shift]
[Enable]
[Off]
[l Camera Setup]
[Axis Shift]
[Enable]
2 Select [On] and then press SET.
• Y appears on the bottom of the screen.
3 Open the optical axis [Adjust] screen.
[l Camera Setup]
[Axis Shift]
[Adjust]
• Four directional icons appear on the screen.
[l Camera Setup]
[Axis Shift]
[Adjust]
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4 Use the joystick or wireless controller to adjust the picture.
• If the picture cannot be adjusted anymore in a particular direction, the
corresponding directional icon will turn gray.
• You can use the [l Camera Setup]
[Axis Shift]
[GUI Color]
setting to change the color of the icons and the [Reset] setting to
reset the position of the lens.
• You can check the lens position using the display on the lower right
of the screen.
5 Press SET when finished.
• If you press the CANCEL button, the lens will move back to its
position prior to adjustment.
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• The range of adjustment depends on the current zoom position.
• The more the lens position is adjusted, the bigger the deviation at the
center of the picture will be during zoom. By centering on an object at
full telephoto and then adjusting at full wide-angle, the amount of
amount of deviation will be reduced.
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Using the Focal Length Guide
Recording
The focal length guide aids you when using two camcorders for 3D
recording. The guide appears as a numerical value and has a range of
195 steps. You can set the guide to 0 at any point in the zoom range to
help precisely calibrate both camcorders.
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Operating modes:
1 Set up two camcorders and align their picture angle at full
telephoto.
[l Camera Setup]
2 Open the [Focal Length Guide] submenu.
[l Camera Setup]
[Zoom]
[Focal Length Guide]
3 Select [Set To 0] and then press SET.
• The focal length guide appears on the left side of the screen as
[z ±0]. To turn off the indicator, select [Off] instead.
4 Press MENU.
5 Operate the zoom.
[Zoom]
[Focal Length Guide]
[Off]
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• If both camcorders are set so that the same value is displayed during
zoom, the focal length for both camcorders will remain almost the
same.
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• Although the focal length guide is an aid for 3D recording, make sure to
check the picture angle visually while recording.
• You can obtain more accurate results when you perform this procedure
at full telephoto.
• The same picture angle for both camcorders cannot be guaranteed.
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Customization
Assignable Buttons
Customization
The camcorder conveniently features 13* buttons to which you can
assign various functions. By assigning often-used functions, you can
quickly access them with a single press of a button.
* In
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Assignable Buttons
mode, only assignable buttons 1 to 7 are available.
Operating modes:
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Changing the Assigned Function
1 Open the [Assign Button] submenu.
[J Other Functions]
[Assign Button]
[J Other Functions]
[Assign Button]
2 Select the button to change and then press SET.
• A list of available functions appears.
• The quick reference shows the default settings for each assignable
button. By default, buttons 8 to 13 have no assignable function set.
3 Select the desired function and then press SET.
• You can check the [Buttons / Remote] status screen (0 180) to see
what functions are set for the assignable buttons.
[1 Standard IS]
[2 Peaking]
[3 Zebra]
[4 WFM (LCD)]
[5 Rec Review]
[6 Magnification]
[7 Magnification]
[8-13 (NONE)]
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Assignable Buttons
Using an Assignable Button
After you assign a function to one of the buttons, press the button to
activate the function. For some functions, an options menu may appear.
In such case, select the desired option and then press SET.
Assignable Functions
Functions can be set separately in
functions and available modes.
mode and
Function name
mode. Refer to the following table for assignable
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Description
[Standard IS]
Turns standard IS on/off.
N
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[Dynamic IS]
Turns Dynamic IS on/off.
N
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62
[Powered IS]
Turns Powered IS on/off.
N
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62
[Focus Limit]
Turns the focus limit on/off.
N
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61
[Face AF]
Turns auto focusing on faces on/off.
N
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60
[Select Face]*
Selects the main subject when using [Face AF] to focus on subjects’ faces.
N
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60
[Backlight]
Turns the backlight light metering option on/off.
N
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71
[Spotlight]
Turns the spotlight light metering option on/off.
N
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71
[Tele-converter]
Turns the digital tele-converter on/off.
N
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[Peaking]
Turns peaking on/off.
N
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57
[Zebra]
Turns zebra patterns on/off.
N
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[WFM (LCD)]
Activates video scopes in the following sequence:
Waveform monitor J Vectorscope J Edge monitor J Off
N
N
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[Magnification]
Turns magnification on/off.
N
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[Color Bars]
Turns color bars on/off.
N
–
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[Markers]
Turns onscreen markers on/off.
N
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[LCD Setup]
Opens the [LCD Setup] submenu.
N
N
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[LCD/VF B&W]
Turns the B&W mode of the LCD and viewfinder on/off.
N
N
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[Onscreen Display]
Displays the onscreen icons and text on an external monitor (for both SD and HD output).
N
N
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[Shot Mark 1]
Adds an c mark to the clip.
N
N
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[Shot Mark 2]*
Adds an d mark to the clip.
N
N
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[Add e Mark]
Adds an e mark to the clip.
N
N
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[Add Z Mark]
Adds a Z mark to the clip.
N
N
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[Time Code]
Displays the [Time Code] submenu.
N
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[Time Code Hold]*
Puts the time code display on hold or resumes it.
N
N
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[Audio Output CH]
Switches the audio output channel.
N
N
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[Audio Level]
Turns the audio level meter on/off.
N
N
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[Wireless Controller]
Turns the wireless controller on/off.
N
N
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[Photo]*
Records a photo.
N
N
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[Rec Review]
Plays back the last clip recorded.
N
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[Delete Last Clip]
Deletes the last clip recorded.
N
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* Function can be used only by assigning it to a button.
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Custom Picture Settings
Customization
You can preset a number of picture-related settings (0 119). After
changing individual settings to your preference, you can save the whole
set in the camcorder or SD card as a custom picture file. You can then
load the file at a later date to change the current settings to the preset
levels you selected. You can even embed the custom picture settings in
clips recorded to a CF card or photos recorded to an SD card.
Conversely, you can have the camcorder record clips and photos without
embedding custom picture settings.
You can save up to 9 different custom picture files on the camcorder and
up to 20 custom picture files on an SD card. Custom picture files can be
copied between the camcorder and recording media.
Custom preset files created with previous Canon camcorders are not
compatible with this camcorder. Custom picture files created with this
camcorder are compatible with only the XF305 and XF300.
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Operating modes:
Selecting Custom Picture Files
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Select a custom picture file to apply its settings to your recordings or to
edit, rename, protect, or transfer it.
1 Press the CUSTOM PICT. button.
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• The custom picture menu appears. The currently selected file
appears next to the K icon or [Off] if no file is selected.
2 Select [K X Select File] and then press SET.
• A list of custom picture files in the camcorder and SD card appears.
Files in the camcorder begin with [C1] to [C9]; those on the SD card
begin with [SD1] to [SD20].
3 Select the desired file and then press SET.
• Select [Off] to record without applying the custom picture file’s
settings.
• To apply the file’s settings, press the CUSTOM PICT. button to exit
the custom picture menu. An icon representing the selected custom
picture file will appear on the left side of the screen.
• To perform other operations on the file, continue with the following
procedures.
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Preset Custom Picture Files
By default, the custom picture files in the camcorder in file slots [C7] to
[C9] are protected. Remove the protection (0 117) to edit the file. The
following describes when to use the preset files.
[C7 VIDEO.C]: For playing back video on consumer flat-panel
displays.
[C8 CINE.V]: For achieving a cinema-like picture on TV monitors,
such as when creating TV programs that require a
cinema-like effect.
[C9 CINE.F]: When combined with [Cine 2] (under [Gamma]) and
[Cine 2] (under [Color Matrix]
[Select]), creates a
cinema-like effect different from that of [C8 CINE.V].
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Editing a Custom Picture File’s Settings
1 After selecting a file, select [I X Edit File] and then press SET.
2 Select a setting and then press SET.
3 Change the setting to the desired level.
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• Refer to the table Available Custom Picture Settings (0 119) for
details on the various settings.
• Repeat steps 2 and 3 for other settings, as necessary.
• To return the file to its default settings, select [Reset], select [OK] and
then press SET.
4 Press the CUSTOM PICT. button to exit the custom picture
menu.
NOTES
• To return the current file's settings to the default values, select
[I Reset] and then press SET. Next, select [OK] and then press SET.
Renaming Custom Picture Files
[I X Edit File]
[Rename]
1 After selecting a file, open the [Rename] submenu.
[I X Edit File]
[Rename]
• A screen appears that displays the current file name with an orange
selection frame on the first character.
2 Select an alphanumeric character or symbol then move (A) to
the next field.
• Change the rest of the name in the same way.
3 Select [Set] and then press SET.
4 Press the CUSTOM PICT. button to exit the custom picture menu.
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Protecting Custom Picture Files
Protecting a custom picture file prevents its settings from being
accidentally changed.
[I X Edit File]
[Protect]
1 After selecting a file, open the [Protect] submenu.
[I X Edit File]
[Protect]
2 Select [Protect] and then press SET.
• In the file selection list, h will appear next to the file name.
• To remove protection settings, select [Unprotect] instead.
3 Press the CUSTOM PICT. button to exit the custom picture
menu.
Transferring Custom Picture Files
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You can transfer custom picture files between the camcorder and SD
card. When the custom picture file is in the camcorder, use [Copy To b]
or [Load From b] depending on the operation you wish to perform.
Similarly, when the custom picture file is on an SD card, use [Copy To
Cam.] or [Load From Cam].
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Copying a File from the Camcorder to an SD Card
1 After selecting a file in the camcorder, open the [Copy To b]
submenu.
[H X Transfer File]
[Copy To b]
[H X Transfer File]
[Copy To b]
2 Select the file slot under which to save the file and then press SET.
• If there are available slots, you can select [New File] to save the file in
the first available slot.
3 Select [OK] and then press SET.
• The currently selected file will be copied to the selected slot on the
SD card, overwriting the file in that slot.
4 Press the CUSTOM PICT. button to exit the custom picture menu.
Replacing a File in the Camcorder with a File on an SD Card
1 After selecting a file in the camcorder to replace, open the [Load
From b] submenu.
[H X Transfer File]
[Load From b]
[H X Transfer File]
[Load From b]
2 Select the file to transfer to the camcorder and then press SET.
3 Select [OK] and then press SET.
• The file in the camcorder will be overwritten by the one on the SD
card.
4 Press the CUSTOM PICT. button to exit the custom picture menu.
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Copying a File from an SD Card to the Camcorder
[H X Transfer File]
[Copy To Cam.]
1 After selecting a file on the SD card, open the [Copy To Cam.]
submenu.
[H X Transfer File]
[Copy To Cam.]
2 Select the file slot under which to save the file and then press SET.
3 Select [OK] and then press SET.
• The currently selected file will be copied to the selected slot on the
camcorder, overwriting the file in that slot.
4 Press the CUSTOM PICT. button to exit the custom picture menu.
Replacing a File on an SD Card with a File in the Camcorder
[H X Transfer File]
[Load From Cam.]
1 After selecting a file on the SD card to replace, open the [Load From
Cam.] submenu.
[H X Transfer File]
[Load From Cam.]
2 Select the file to transfer to the SD card and then press SET.
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3 Select [OK] and then press SET.
• The file on the SD card will be overwritten by the one on the
camcorder.
4 Press the CUSTOM PICT. button to exit the custom picture menu.
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NOTES
• You can also copy a custom picture file embedded in a clip to the
camcorder (0 141).
Embedding Custom Picture Settings in a Recording
[J Other Functions]
[Add X File]
You can record video or take a photo with your custom picture settings
applied to it. Later, those embedded settings in the video or photo can be
copied to the camcorder (0 166) and be applied to future recordings.
You may find that embedding custom picture settings in a recording helps
you keep track of them, such as verifying what settings were used for a
particular recording.
1 Open the [Add X File] submenu.
[J Other Functions]
[Add X File]
2 Select [To Clip] or [To Photo] and then press SET.
• Selecting [To Clip] will embed the custom picture file in a clip while
selecting [To Photo] will embed the file in a photo.
3 Select [On] and then press SET.
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Available Custom Picture Settings
The following are the available settings. Even if no custom picture file is
selected, the default settings are still applied to the picture.
Gamma
The gamma curve changes the overall look of the image. (Default:
[Normal 1]).
[Normal 1] to [Normal 4]: These settings are suitable for viewing the image
on a TV monitor. Highlights in [Normal 2] are
brighter than those of [Normal 1]. Dark tones in
the lower part of the gamma curve for [Normal
3] (ITU-R BT.709 standard) and [Normal 4] are
more pronounced than those of [Normal 2].
[Cine 1] or [Cine 2]:
Use [Cine 1] for a gamma curve that results in a
picture with a cinema-like feel and cinema-like
tones. [Cine 2] has softer contrasts than does
[Cine 1] but is also suitable for creating a
cinema-like picture.
Gamma
Normal 2/3/4
Output
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Cine 1
Cine 2
Normal 4
Normal 3
Normal 1/2
Input
Black
Controls the black level and color cast of blacks.
Master Pedestal
The master pedestal increases or decreases the black level. Higher
settings will make dark areas brighter but decrease contrast. This
setting can be adjusted from -50 to 50. (Default: 0)
Master Black
Corrects color cast in blacks.
[Red]: -50 to 50 (Default: 0)
[Green]: -50 to 50 (Default: 0)
[Blue]: -50 to 50 (Default: 0)
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Black Gamma
Controls the lower part of the gamma curve (dark areas of the image).
[Level]: Raises or lowers the lower part of the gamma curve. This setting
can be adjusted from -50 to 50. (Default: 0)
[Range]: Selects the range in which dark areas are affected. This setting
can be adjusted from -5 to 50. (Default: 0)
[Point]: Determines the shape of the lower part of the gamma curve.
This setting can be adjusted from -1 to 50. (Default: 0)
Output
Black Gamma
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Point
Input
Low Key Saturation
Adjusts color saturation in dark areas.
[Enable]: Activates/deactivates the setting. (Default: [Off])
[Level]: Specifies how saturated colors are in dark areas. This setting
can be adjusted from -50 to 50. (Default: 0)
Knee
Controls the upper part of the gamma curve (highlights of the image). By
compressing the highlights, you can prevent parts of the image from
being overexposed. This is not available when [Gamma] is set to [Cine 1]
or [Cine 2].
[Enable]:
Activates/deactivates the setting. (Default: [On])
[Automatic]: Select [On] to have the camcorder automatically set the knee
point and slope to prevent images being overexposed so
quickly. Select [Off] to manually adjust the knee point.
(Default: [On])
[Slope]:
Determines the slope of the gamma curve above the knee
point. This setting can be adjusted from -35 to 50.
(Default: 0)
[Point]:
Sets the knee point of the gamma curve. This setting can be
adjusted from 50 to 109. (Default: 95)
[Saturation]: Adjusts color saturation in highlights when [Automatic] is set
to [Off]. This setting can be adjusted from -10 to 10.
(Default: 0)
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Knee Point
Output
Output
Knee Slope
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Input
Input
Sharpness
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Sets the sharpness of the output and recording signal.
[Level]:
Sets the sharpness level. This setting can be adjusted
from -10 to 50. (Default: 0)
[H Detail Freq.]: Sets the center frequency of horizontal sharpness.
Setting higher values increases the frequency, which, in
turn, increases the sharpness. This setting can be
adjusted from -8 to 8. (Default: 0)
[Coring]:
Reduces noise artifacts caused by high sharpness levels.
[Level]: Sets the coring level. Higher values prevent sharpness from
being applied to minute details, resulting in less noise. This setting can
be adjusted from -30 to 50. (Default: 0)
[D-Ofst]: You can use [D-Ofst], [D-Curve] and [D-Depth] to adjust the
coring level based on brightness. [D-Ofst] sets the coring level of the
minimum brightness level. This setting can be adjusted from 0 to 50.
(Default: 0)
[D-Curve]: Sets the curve of the coring adjustment. This curve is the
change from [Level] to [D-Ofst]. This setting can be adjusted from 0 to 8.
(Default: 0)
[D-Depth]: Sets a multiplier to [D-Ofst] that determines the coring level
adjustment based on brightness. Positive values raise the coring level
in dark areas and negative values lower the level. This setting can be
adjusted from -4 to 4. (Default: 0)
[HV Detail Bal.]: Adjusts the ratio between horizontal and vertical detail.
Higher values emphasize vertical detail while lower values
emphasize horizontal detail. This setting can be adjusted
from -8 to 8. (Default: 0)
[Limit]:
Restricts how much sharpness is applied. This setting
can be adjusted from -50 to 50. (Default: 0)
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[Select]:
In addition to the sharpness set by [Level], [Select] sets
the sharpness for areas with higher frequencies. Higher
values apply more sharpness to areas with higher
frequencies. Use this for subjects in which normal
sharpening is not effective. This setting is not available
when the resolution is 720P. This setting can be adjusted
from 0 to 15. (Default: 0)
[Knee Aperture]: Allows you to set the sharpness of only the areas above
the knee point by adjusting the gain and slope. This is not
available when [Gamma] is set to [Cine 1] or [Cine 2].
[Gain]: Sets the amount of sharpness. This setting can be adjusted from
0 to 9. (Default: 0)
[Slope]: Sets the slope of the sharpness. This setting can be adjusted
from 0 to 3, with 0 having no slope, 1 having a steep slope and 3
having a gradual slope. (Default: 1)
[Level Depend]: Lowers the amount of sharpness applied to dark areas of
the image.
[Level]: Sets the brightness of the dark areas of the image that will be
affected. This setting can be adjusted from 0 to 50. (Default: 0)
[Slope]: Determines the slope of the area between the upper and lower
parts of the gamma curve. This setting can be adjusted from 0 to 3,
with 0 having no slope, 1 having a steep slope and 3 having a gradual
slope. (Default: 0)
[Offset]: Adjusts the sharpness level of dark areas in the image. Setting
higher values will lower the sharpness level. This setting can be
adjusted from 0 to 50. (Default: 0)
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Noise Reduction
Reduces the amount of noise that appears in the image. Select
[Automatic] to have the camcorder adjust the noise automatically.
Otherwise, select a level from 1 (lowest level) to 8 (highest level), or select
[Off] to turn the noise reduction off. (Default: [Automatic])
Skin Detail
The camcorder applies a softening filter to areas in the picture with skin
tones to give a more pleasant appearance. By changing these settings,
you can determine what areas will be detected as skin tones. A zebra
pattern will appear over areas on the screen that are detected as having
skin tones.
[Effect Level]: Adjusts the level of the filter. The available options are [Off],
[Low], [Middle] and [High]. (Default: [Off])
[Hue]:
Adjusts the hue for detection of skin tones. This setting can
be adjusted from -16 to 16. (Default: 0)
[Chroma]:
Adjusts the color saturation for detection of skin tones. This
setting can be adjusted from 0 to 31. (Default: 16)
[Area]:
Adjusts the color range for detection of skin tones. This
setting can be adjusted from 0 to 31. (Default: 16)
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Adjusts the brightness for detection of skin tones. This
setting can be adjusted from 0 to 31. (Default: 16)
Selective Noise Reduction
The camcorder detects the characteristics of a certain color or tone and
applies a noise reduction filter to the targeted areas. A zebra pattern will
appear over targeted areas on the screen.
[Effect Level]: Adjusts the level of the noise reduction filter. The available
options are [Off], [Low], [Middle] and [High]. (Default: [Off])
[Hue]:
Adjusts the hue for the color to be detected. This setting
can be adjusted from 0 to 31. (Default: 0)
[Chroma]:
Adjusts the color saturation for the color to be detected.
This setting can be adjusted from 0 to 31. (Default: 16)
[Area]:
Adjusts the color range for the color to be detected. This
setting can be adjusted from 0 to 31. (Default: 16)
[Y Level]:
Adjusts the brightness for the color to be detected. This
setting can be adjusted from 0 to 31. (Default: 16)
Color Matrix
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Color matrix affects the color tones throughout the whole image.
[Select]: Available options are [Normal 1] to [Normal 4], [Cine 1] and
[Cine 2]. Generally, this is the same setting as [Gamma]. After
selecting an option, you can make more precise adjustments.
(Default: [Normal 1])
[Gain]: Adjusts the color intensity. This setting can be adjusted from
-50 to 50. (Default: 0)
[Phase]: Adjusts the color phase. This setting can be adjusted from
-18 to 18. (Default: 0)
[R-G]: The R-G matrix changes the tint of the picture along the cyan/
green and red/magenta gradations. This setting can be adjusted
from -50 to 50. (Default: 0)
[R-B]: The R-B matrix changes the tint of the picture along the cyan/
blue and red/yellow gradations. This setting can be adjusted
from -50 to 50. (Default: 0)
[G-R]: The G-R matrix changes the tint of the picture along the
magenta/red and green/cyan gradations. This setting can be
adjusted from -50 to 50. (Default: 0)
[G-B]: The G-B matrix changes the tint of the picture along the
magenta/blue and green/yellow gradations. This setting can be
adjusted from -50 to 50. (Default: 0)
[B-R]: The B-R matrix changes the tint of the picture along the yellow/
red and blue/cyan gradations. This setting can be adjusted from
-50 to 50. (Default: 0)
[B-G]: The B-G matrix changes the tint of the picture along the yellow/
green and blue/magenta gradations. This setting can be
adjusted from -50 to 50. (Default: 0)
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White Balance
Adjusts the amount of white balance throughout the whole image.
[R Gain]: Adjust the intensity of red tones. This setting can be adjusted
from -50 to 50. (Default: 0)
[G Gain]: Adjust the intensity of green tones. This setting can be adjusted
from -50 to 50. (Default: 0)
[B Gain]: Adjust the intensity of blue tones. This setting can be adjusted
from -50 to 50. (Default: 0)
Color Correction
The camcorder detects the characteristics of a certain color (color phase,
chroma, area and Y level) and corrects them when recording. You can set
the color correction for up to two different areas (A and B).
[Select Area]: Selects the area or areas to correct. Available options are
[Area A], [Area B] and [Area A&B]. Select [Off] to turn this
setting off. (Default: [Off])
[Area A Setting]: Determines the area in which colors will be corrected.
[Phase]: Adjusts the color phase for area A. This setting can be
adjusted from 0 to 31. (Default: 0)
[Chroma]: Adjusts the color saturation for area A. This setting can be
adjusted from 0 to 31. (Default: 16)
[Area]: Adjusts the color range for area A. This setting can be adjusted
from 0 to 31. (Default: 16)
[Y Level]: Adjusts the brightness for area A. This setting can be
adjusted from 0 to 31. (Default: 16)
[Area A Revision]: Sets the amount of correction for area A.
[Level]: Adjusts the amount of correction to the color saturation. This
setting can be adjusted from -50 to 50. (Default: 0)
[Phase]: Adjusts the amount of correction to the color phase. This
setting can be adjusted from -18 to 18. (Default: 0)
[Area B Setting]: Determines the area in which colors will be corrected.
[Phase]: Adjusts the color phase for area B. This setting can be
adjusted from 0 to 31. (Default: 0)
[Chroma]: Adjusts the color saturation for area B. This setting can be
adjusted from 0 to 31. (Default: 16)
[Area]: Adjusts the color range for area B. This setting can be adjusted
from 0 to 31. (Default: 16)
[Y Level]: Adjusts the brightness for area B. This setting can be
adjusted from 0 to 31. (Default: 16)
[Area B Revision]: Sets the amount of correction for area B.
[Level]: Adjusts the amount of correction to the color saturation. This
setting can be adjusted from -50 to 50. (Default: 0)
[Phase]: Adjusts the amount of correction to the color phase. This
setting can be adjusted from -18 to 18. (Default: 0)
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Other Functions
[Setup Level]:
Adjusts the black level set by the [Black] and [Master
Pedestal] settings.
[Level]: Determines the amount of adjustment to be made. This setting
can be adjusted from -50 to 50. (Default: 0)
[Press]: Compresses the dynamic range of the video signal so that it
does not exceed 100%. Available options are [On] and [Off].
(Default: [Off])
[Clip At 100%]: When the video signal exceeds 100%, this function clips
the white level at 100%. (Default: [Off])
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Customizing Functions and Onscreen
Displays
Customize the camcorder to match your shooting style and needs. Use
the [J Other Functions]
[Custom Function] setting to adjust how some
of the camcorder’s controls and functions operate in
mode.
Similarly, use the [M LCD/VF Setup]
[Custom Display] setting to
customize the onscreen displays that appear during recording. You can
save these preferences along with other menu settings to an SD card and
use them again later (0 128).
Customizing Functions and Onscreen Displays
Customizing Functions
[J Other Functions]
The following table describes which functions can be customized using
[Custom Function]. For more details, refer to [Custom Function] (0 177).
[Custom Function]
Operating modes:
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1 Open the [Custom Function] submenu.
[J Other Functions]
[Custom Function]
2 Select the desired function.
3 Change the setting option and then press SET.
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Customizable Functions with [Custom Function]
Menu item
Description
[Shockless Gain]
Determines the speed of the transition when the gain is changed.
[Shockless WB]
Creates a softer transition when the white balance is changed.
[AE Response]
Controls the camcorder’s response when you change the automatic exposure setting.
[Iris Limit]
Sets a maximum aperture value to be used for shooting.
[I. Ring Direction]
Changes the direction of the adjustment when turning the iris ring.
[F. Ring Control]
Selects the sensitivity of the response when operating the focus ring.
[F. Assist B&W]
Automatically switches the screen to B&W while the focus assist functions (peaking and magnification) are
activated. You can have the screen switch to B&W when only the peaking is activated, when only the
magnification is activated or when both are activated.
[Obj. Dist. Unit]
Selects the units of distance (meters or feet) displayed when the camcorder shows the distance to the subject in
full manual focus or manual focus mode.
[Zoom Indicator]
Selects the display of the zoom indicator between a graphic bar and a numeric display (0 to 99).
[ZR-2000 AE SHIFT]
Selects the function of the AE SHIFT dial on the optional ZR-2000 Zoom Remote Controller between adjusting
either the exposure compensation or the aperture value.
[Scan Reverse Rec]
Inverts the recorded image horizontally and/or vertically.
[Character Rec]
When this function is set to [On], all of the onscreen displays will be recorded to the clip exactly as they appear
on the screen.
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Customizing Onscreen Displays
For details on which onscreen displays can be customized, refer to
Onscreen Displays (0 48). For details on the setting options, refer to
[Custom Display] (0 173).
[M LCD/VF Setup]
[Custom Display]
Operating modes:
1 Open the [Custom Display] submenu.
[M LCD/VF Setup]
[Custom Display]
2 Select the desired onscreen display.
3 Change the setting option and then press SET.
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Saving and Loading Camera Settings
After you adjust custom picture settings and settings in the various
menus, you can save those settings on an SD card. You can load those
settings at a later date or on another XF305 or XF300 camcorder so that
you can use that camcorder in that same exact way.
Saving and Loading Camera Settings
Operating modes:
Saving Camera Settings to an SD Card
[J Other Functions]
[Transfer Menu/X]
1 Open the [Save To b] submenu.
[J Other Functions]
[Transfer Menu/X]
[Save To b]
2 Select [Menu] or [Menu+X] and then press SET.
[Save To b]
• Selecting [Menu] will save menu settings and [Menu+X] will save
menu and custom picture settings.
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3 Select [OK] and press SET.
• The current settings are saved to the SD card. If the SD card already
has camera settings on it, they will be overwritten.
4 When the confirmation screen appears, press SET.
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Loading Camera Settings from an SD Card
[J Other Functions]
[Transfer Menu/X]
1 Open the [Load From b] submenu.
[J Other Functions]
[Transfer Menu/X]
[Load From b]
2 Select [Menu] or [Menu+X] and then press SET.
[Load From b]
• Selecting [Menu] will load menu settings and [Menu+X] will load
menu and custom picture settings.
3 Select [OK] and press SET.
• After the camcorder’s current settings are replaced with the settings
saved on the SD card, the screen will turn black momentarily and the
camcorder will restart.
NOTES
• The SD card includes a text file that lists the camera settings. You can
check the settings by using a USB card reader to access the SD card
on a computer. In the [CAMSET] folder, open the file “CAMSET.TXT”.
• The camera settings can be used with other XF305 and XF300
camcorders.
• When loading camera settings from an SD card, even protected
custom picture settings in the camcorder will be replaced.
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Playback
Playback
This section explains how to play back clips recorded on a CF card. For
details on playing back clips using an external monitor, refer to
Connecting to an External Monitor (0 147). For details on viewing
photos on the SD card, refer to Viewing Photos (0 163).
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Playback
Operating modes:
Clip Index Screen
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Playback functions are accessed from the clip index screen. To open the
clip index screen, set the camcorder to
mode.
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Hold down the button on the d switch and move it to
MEDIA.
• The camcorder switches to
appears.
mode and the clip index screen
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v
Currently selected CF card
slot (0 42)
Clip thumbnail (0 144)
Relay recording: Appears
when a clip begins on one CF
card and continues on the
other. (0 42)
Shot mark (0 102, 134)
e mark/Z mark (0 137)
Recording date (month and
day only) and time
Orange selection frame
Recording date and time
9 Clip name (0 47)
10 Embedded custom picture file
(0 115)
11 Bit rate and resolution (0 53)
12 Frame rate
13 Total recording time
14 Time code of thumbnail
15 Special recording mode
(0 104)
16 Clip number / Total number of
clips
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Switching Between the CF Card Slots
If both CF card slots contain a CF card, you can switch between them as
necessary.
Operating modes:
C
Press the SLOT SELECT button.
• The access indicator of the selected CF card slot will illuminate in
green.
Switching to Other Index Screens
All of the clips on a CF card can be accessed from the clip index screen.
However, you can switch to other index screens that show only clips with
an e mark ([e Mark] index screen), clips with a Z mark ([Z Mark]
index screen), or photos* ([Photos] index screen).
* Photos are saved on the SD card.
1 Press the INDEX button.
• The index screen selection menu appears.
2 Select the desired index screen and then press SET.
• The selected index screen appears.
• Select [Cancel] instead to cancel the operation.
• Press the INDEX button again to return to the clip index screen.
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Playing Back Clips
You can play back clips from the clip index screen, [e Mark] index
screen and [Z Mark] index screen. Use the playback control buttons on
the handle.
1 Move the orange selection frame to the clip you want to play
back.
2 Press the D button to start playback.
• Playback will start from the clip selected and continue until the end of
the last clip in the index screen. When the last frame of the last clip is
reached, playback will be paused.
• Press the D button again to pause the playback.
• Press the B button to stop the playback and return to the index
screen.
Y
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IMPORTANT
• Observe the following precautions while the CFj or CFl access
indicator is illuminated in red. Failure to do so may result in permanent
data loss.
- Do not disconnect the power source or turn off the camcorder.
- Do not open the cover of the CF card slot being accessed.
C
NOTES
• You may notice brief stops in video or audio playback between clips.
Onscreen Displays
1
2
3 4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
19
18
17
16
15
14
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Playback
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
Remaining battery time
(0 51)
Playback operation
Selected CF card
Relay recording
Time code (0 84)
Clip number / Total number of
clips
Bit rate and resolution (0 53)
Frame rate (0 53)
Embedded custom picture file
(0 115)
1
Appears when [M LCD/VF Setup]
[On].
2 Appears when [M LCD/VF Setup]
to [On].
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
Output displays (0 173)
Wireless controller (0 37)
User bit (0 87)
Audio output channel
(0 151)
Audio level meter (0 172)
e mark/Z mark (0 137)
Recording date and time1
Gain2 (0 63)
Aperture value2 (0 69)
Shutter speed2 (0 66)
[Metadata Display]
[Date/Time] is set to
[Metadata Display]
[Camera Data] is set
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2 Playback operation
A PLAY
C PAUSE
Z/Y
F FWD I
JF REV
C
Playback
Playback pause
Frame reverse/Frame advance
Fast playback*
Fast reverse playback*
* The playback speed (x5, x15 or x60) will also appear in the indicator.
4 Relay recording
Appears when a clip begins on one CF card and continues
uninterrupted on the other. k indicates the first part of the
recording, j indicates the middle part(s) and i indicates the last
part.
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Playback Controls
When you play back a clip, operate the buttons on the handle or the
wireless controller to use fast playback, play back frame-by-frame or skip
clips. Refer to the following table.
Available Playback Types
Playback type
Operation
Fast playback
Camcorder: Press the J or I button.
Wireless controller: Press the J or I button.
Repeat to increase the playback speed to approximately 5x J
15x J 60x the normal speed.
Frame advance/reverse
Wireless controller: Press the Z or Y button (during
playback pause).
Skip to the beginning of
the next clip
Camcorder: Press the K button.
Wireless controller: Press the g button.
Skip to the beginning of
the current clip
Camcorder: Press the L button.
Wireless controller: Press the f button
Skip to the previous clip
Camcorder: Press the L button twice.
Wireless controller: Press the f button twice.
Return to playback mode
Camcorder: Press the D button.
Wireless controller: Press the D button.
•
•
•
•
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Y
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NOTES
There is no audio during any of the playback types listed in the previous
table.
During some special playback modes, you may notice some anomalies
(blocky video artifacts, banding, etc.) in the playback picture.
During frame advance, playback advances 0.2 seconds when the
resolution/frame rate is 1280x720/24P or 1280x720/60P and 0.5
seconds for other resolutions.
The speed indicated on the screen is approximate.
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Playback
Adjusting the Volume
During playback, audio will come from the monaural built-in speaker or
headphones. When you connect headphones to the W (headphone)
terminal, the built-in speaker will be muted.
Adjusting the Headphone Volume
Press the HEADPHONE +/- buttons to adjust the volume.
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P
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Adjusting the Built-in Speaker Volume
[m Audio Setup]
[Audio Output]
[Speaker Volume]
[8]
1 Open the [Speaker Volume] submenu.
[m Audio Setup]
[Audio Output]
[Speaker Volume]
C
2 Select the desired level and then press SET.
• Select [Off] to mute the audio.
NOTES
• For details on changing the audio channel, refer to Selecting the Audio
Channel (0 151).
Adding Shot Marks during Playback
You can add an c mark, d mark or both marks to a clip during playback
or playback pause. You can add either mark using assignable buttons or
an c mark using the wireless controller’s SHOT1 button.
1 Set an assignable button to [Add Shot Mark 1] or [Add Shot Mark 2]
(0 113).
2 During playback or playback pause, press the assignable button
at the point in the clip to add the shot mark.
• A message indicating the shot mark appears on the screen and the
shot mark is added to the clip.
• Adding a shot mark to a clip during playback will pause the playback.
• Up to 100 shot marks (c and d marks combined) can be added to
a single clip.
• There may be up to a 0.5 second delay from when you press the
button to when the camcorder adds the shot mark.
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Clip Operations
Playback
Besides playing back a clip, you can perform other operations such as
deleting a clip or displaying clip information. This is done through the clip
menu, which contains different functions depending on the index screen.
You can use the functions in the [J Other Functions] menu to perform
some of the operations on all the clips. Refer to the following table for
available functions and refer to the following pages for more details of the
functions.
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Clip Operations
Operating modes:
Clip Menu Functions
Index screen
Menu item
Description
Clip
[e Mark]/
[Z Mark]
[Shot Mark]1/
[Expand Clip]
0
N
N
–
136
N
N2
–
137
N
N3
–
137
[Display Clip Info]
Displays various information about a clip.
[Add e Mark]/
[Delete e Mark]
Adds or deletes an e mark.
[Add Z Mark]/
[Delete Z Mark]
Adds or deletes a Z mark.
[Copy Clip]
Copies a clip from one CF card to the other.
N
N2
–
138
[Delete Clip]
Deletes a clip.
N
N3
–
140
[Shot Mark]
Displays an index screen of all the frames of a clip that
have either shot mark.
N
N
–
141
[Shot Mark 1]
Displays an index screen of all the frames of a clip that
have the c mark.
N
N
–
141
[Shot Mark 2]
Displays an index screen of all the frames of a clip that
have the d mark.
N
N
–
141
[Expand Clip]
Displays an index screen that shows frames of a clip at a
fixed interval.
N
N
–
142
[Delete User Memo]
Deletes the user memo of a clip.
N
N
–
140
[Copy X File]
Copies the custom picture file from a clip to the
camcorder.
N
N
–
141
[Add Shot Mark 1]/
[Del. Shot Mark 1]
Adds or deletes the c mark.
–
–
N
143
[Add Shot Mark 2]/
[Del. Shot Mark 2]
Adds or deletes the d mark.
–
–
N
143
[Fewer Index Pics]
Decreases the number of thumbnails that are displayed.
–
–
N4
142
[More Index Pics]
Increases the number of thumbnails that are displayed.
–
–
N4
142
[Pause]
Switches to playback of a clip with playback paused on
the selected frame.
–
–
N
–
[Set Index Picture]
Sets the thumbnail used in the clip index screen.
–
–
N
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Y
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1
Includes also the [Shot Mark 1] and [Shot Mark 2] index screens.
2 [e Mark] index screen only.
3 [Z Mark] index screen only.
4
[Expand Clip] index screen only.
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Clip Operations
Using the Clip Menu
1 Select a clip and then press SET.
• The clip menu appears. Available functions depend on the index
screen and which functions are enabled.
2 Select the desired function and then press SET.
• The function is enabled. For some functions, further action may be
required. Follow the onscreen directions.
• Press the CANCEL button instead to return to the clip index screen.
Displaying Clip Information
Select [Display Clip Info] in the clip menu to display the selected clip’s
information screen ([Clip Info] screen). Push the joystick left/right to switch
to the previous/next clip. When you are finished, press the CANCEL
button to return to the clip index screen.
Y
P
O
1
C
13
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
136
12
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
11 10
Thumbnail of the selected clip
Recording date and time
Clip name (0 47)
Bit rate and resolution (0 53)
Special recording mode /
Frame rate (0 104): For slow
& fast motion recording mode,
the shooting and playback
frame rates will be displayed.
e mark / Z mark (0 137)
Embedded custom picture file
(0 115)
8
9
10
11
12
13
Time code of the last frame in
clip
Clip duration
Time code of the first frame in
clip
Time code of the clip
thumbnail
Thumbnail of the next clip
Thumbnail of the previous clip
Clip Operations
Playback
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Displaying the User Memo
When displaying the [Clip Info] screen of a clip that has an embedded
user memo, push the joystick up or turn the SELECT dial up to display it.
Push the joystick down or turn the SELECT dial down to return to the
[Clip Info] screen.
Displaying Custom Picture Settings
When displaying the [Clip Info] screen of a clip that has a custom picture
file recorded with it, push the joystick down or turn the SELECT dial down
to display the first of three screens with the clip’s custom picture settings
([X Data 1/3] screen). Push the joystick down or turn the SELECT dial
down to switch the [X Data 2/3] screen J [X Data 3/3] screen J [User
Memo] screen J [Clip Info] screen.
Adding e Marks or Z Marks
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If you add an OK mark (e) or check mark (Z) to a clip, you can later
display an index screen that shows only the clips with an e mark or only
the clips with a Z mark. Furthermore, you cannot delete clips with an e
mark so you can use it to protect important clips.
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1 Select the desired clip and then press SET to open the clip
menu.
2 Select [Add e Mark] or [Add Z Mark] and then press SET.
• The clip information screen appears and it prompts you to confirm
the operation.
3 Select [OK] and then press SET.
• The screen changes back to the clip index screen and an e mark or
Z appears next to the selected clip’s thumbnail.
• Select [Cancel] instead to cancel the operation.
NOTES
• If you set an assignable button to [Add e Mark] or [Add Z Mark]
(0 113), you can add an e mark or Z mark from the index screen,
during playback or during playback pause.
• A clip cannot have both an e mark and Z mark at the same time.
When you add a Z mark to a clip with an e mark, the e mark will be
deleted. Similarly, when you add an e mark to a clip with a Z mark,
the Z mark will be deleted.
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Clip Operations
Deleting e Marks or Z Marks
Deleting an e Mark or Z Mark from a Clip
1 Select the desired clip and then press SET to open the clip menu.
2 Select [Delete e Mark] or [Delete Z Mark] and then press SET.
• The clip information screen appears and it prompts you to confirm
the operation.
3 Select [OK] and then press SET.
• The screen changes back to the clip index screen the selected mark
is deleted.
• Select [Cancel] instead to cancel the operation.
Deleting e Marks from All Clips
[J Other Functions]
[Delete All e Marks]
1 Open the [Delete All e Marks] submenu.
[J Other Functions]
[Delete All e Marks]
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2 Select [OK] and then press SET.
• All e marks from clips on the selected CF card will be deleted.
• Select [Cancel] instead to cancel the operation.
• While the e marks are being deleted, you can press SET to cancel.
3 When the confirmation message appears, press SET.
C
Copying Clips
You can copy clips from one CF card to the other. The copied clips will
retain their original name.
Copying a Single Clip
1 Select the desired clip and then press SET to open the clip menu.
2 Select [Copy Clip] and then press SET.
• The clip information screen appears and it prompts you to confirm
the operation. You can also check the available space on both CF
cards.
3 Select [OK] and then press SET.
• Select [Cancel] instead to cancel the operation.
• While the clip is being copied, you can press SET to cancel.
4 When the confirmation message appears, press SET.
• The selected clip is copied to the other CF card and the screen
changes back to the clip index screen.
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Copying All Clips
1 Open the [Copy All Clips] submenu.
[J Other Functions]
[Clips]
[Copy All Clips]
2 Select [OK] and then press SET.
• All of the clips on the selected CF card will be copied to the other CF
card.
• Select [Cancel] instead to cancel the operation.
• While the clips are being copied, you can press SET to cancel.
[J Other Functions]
[Clips]
[Copy All Clips]
3 When the confirmation message appears, press SET.
Copying All Clips with an e Mark
1 Open the [Copy e Clips] submenu.
[J Other Functions]
[Clips]
[Copy e Clips]
2 Select [OK] and then press SET.
• All of the clips with an e mark on the selected CF card will be
copied to the other CF card.
• Select [Cancel] instead to cancel the operation.
• While the clips are being copied, you can press SET to cancel.
Y
P
O
[J Other Functions]
[Clips]
[Copy e Clips]
3 When the confirmation message appears, press SET.
C
IMPORTANT
• Observe the following precautions while the CFj or CFl access
indicator is illuminated in red. Failure to do so may result in permanent
data loss.
- Do not disconnect the power source or turn off the camcorder.
- Do not open the cover of the either CF card slot.
NOTES
• You cannot copy a clip if either CF card slot cover is open.
• If a clip is being copied to a card that already has a clip with the same
number (the 4-digit number in the clip name), then the copied clip will
be renamed with the following number.
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Clip Operations
Deleting Clips
You can delete any clip except those with an e mark. To delete such
clips, delete the e mark beforehand.
Deleting a Single Clip
1 Select the desired clip and then press SET to open the clip menu.
2 Select [Delete Clip] and then press SET.
• The clip information screen appears and it prompts you to confirm
the operation.
3 Select [OK] and then press SET.
• Select [Cancel] instead to cancel the operation.
• While the clip is being deleted, the operation cannot be canceled.
4 When the confirmation message appears, press SET.
Deleting All Clips
[J Other Functions]
[Clips]
[Delete All Clips]
Y
P
O
1 Open the [Delete All Clips] submenu.
[J Other Functions]
[Clips]
[Delete All Clips]
2 Select [OK] and then press SET.
• All of the clips (except for clips with an e mark) on the selected CF
card will be deleted.
• Select [Cancel] instead to cancel the operation.
• While the clips are being deleted, you can press SET to cancel.
C
3 When the confirmation message appears, press SET.
IMPORTANT
• Observe the following precautions while the CFj or CFl access
indicator is illuminated in red. Failure to do so may result in permanent
data loss.
- Do not disconnect the power source or turn off the camcorder.
- Do not open the cover of the selected CF card slot.
Deleting the User Memo
1 Select the desired clip and then press SET to open the clip
menu.
2 Select [Delete User Memo] and then press SET.
• The [Delete User Memo] screen appears and it prompts you to
confirm the operation.
3 Select [OK] and then press SET.
• The user memo is deleted and the screen changes back to the clip
index screen.
• Select [Cancel] instead to cancel the operation.
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Copying a Custom Picture File Embedded in a Clip
You can copy the custom picture file embedded in a clip to the
camcorder.
1 Select the desired clip and then press SET to open the clip
menu.
2 Select [Copy X File] and then press SET.
• The [X Data 1/3] screen appears with the orange selection frame
indicating the first custom picture file slot in the camcorder.
• Alternatively, you can press the CUSTOM PICT. button.
• You can push the joystick up/down or turn the SELECT dial to
display the [X Data 2/3] and [X Data 3/3] screens.
3 Push the joystick left/right to select the desired file slot and then
press SET.
4 Select [OK] and then press SET.
Y
P
O
• The custom picture file already in the selected file slot will be
overwritten.
• Select [Cancel] instead to cancel the operation.
5 When the confirmation message appears, press SET.
C
NOTES
• You cannot copy the custom picture file to a file slot with a protected
file.
• By default, file slots [C7] to [C9] are protected.
Displaying an Index Screen of Shot Marks
After you add shot marks to a clip, you can display an index screen that
contains all the frames in a clip with either shot mark, only the c mark or
only the d mark. When you play back a clip from this index screen,
playback will start from the frame indicated by the shot mark. You can
also perform other operations from this index screen, such as adding and
deleting shot marks.
1 Select the desired clip and then press SET to open the clip
menu.
2 Select [Shot Mark] and then press SET.
• The [Shot Mark] index screen appears, which contains all the frames
with shot marks in the clip. Select instead [Shot Mark 1] to display an
index screen only of the frames with the c mark or [Shot Mark 2] to
display an index screen only of the frames with the d mark.
• The time code under the thumbnail indicates the time code of the
frame with the shot mark.
• Press the INDEX button to return to the clip index screen.
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Clip Operations
Time code of the
frame with the shot
mark
NOTES
• After you finish playing back a clip from this index screen, the index
screen that was open before the [Shot Mark] index screen will appear.
Y
P
O
Displaying a Frame Index Screen of a Single Clip
You can display an index screen of a single clip broken down as frames at
fixed intervals. This is useful when you have a long clip or wish to play
back a clip from a certain point. You can change how many thumbnails
are displayed. You can also perform other operations from this index
screen, such as adding and deleting shot marks.
C
1 Select the desired clip and then press SET to open the clip
menu.
2 Select [Expand Clip] and then press SET.
• The [Expand Clip] index screen appears, which shows thumbnails of
frames taken from the clip at fixed intervals. The time code under the
thumbnail indicates the time code of the frame.
• You can change the fixed interval between frames by showing more
or fewer thumbnails. To show more thumbnails, open the clip menu
and select [More Index Pics] and then press SET. To show fewer
thumbnails, select [Fewer Index Pics] and then press SET.
• Press the INDEX button to return to the clip index screen.
Thumbnail icon:
Indicates that the
clip thumbnail in the
clip index screen is
from the frame with
the thumbnail icon.
Time code of the
displayed frame
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NOTES
• After you finish playing back a clip from this index screen, the index
screen that was open before the [Expand Clip] index screen will appear.
Adding or Deleting Shot Marks from an Index Screen
From the [Shot Mark] index screen or [Expand Clip] index screen, you can
add/delete a shot mark to/from a frame. You can add or delete both shot
marks, only the c mark or only the d mark.
Adding a Shot Mark
1 Open the [Shot Mark] index screen or [Expand Clip] index screen.
2 Select the desired frame (thumbnail) and then press SET to open the
clip menu.
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3 Select [Add Shot Mark 1] or [Add Shot Mark 2] and then press SET.
• The clip information screen appears and it prompts you to confirm
the operation.
4 Select [OK] and then press SET.
• The screen changes back to the previous index screen and the
selected shot mark appears next to the selected clip’s thumbnail.
• Select [Cancel] instead to cancel the operation.
Deleting a Shot Mark
C
1 Open the [Shot Mark] index screen or [Expand Clip] index screen.
2 Select the desired frame (thumbnail) and then press SET to open the
clip menu.
3 Select [Del. Shot Mark 1] or [Del. Shot Mark 2] and then press SET.
• The clip information screen appears and it prompts you to confirm
the operation.
4 Select [OK] and then press SET.
• The selected mark is deleted and the screen changes back to the
previous index screen.
• If a frame has no shot marks, it will no longer appear in the [Shot
Mark] index screen.
• Select [Cancel] instead to cancel the operation.
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NOTES
• If you set an assignable button to [Add Shot Mark 1] or [Add Shot Mark 2]
(0 113), you can add shot marks. You can also add an c mark by
using the SHOT1 button on the wireless controller.
• Up to 100 shot marks (c and d marks combined) can be added to a
single clip.
• There may be up to a 0.5 second delay from when you press the
button to when the camcorder adds the shot mark.
Changing a Clip’s Thumbnail
You can change the thumbnail that appears in the clip index screen to a
thumbnail of a frame that appears in the [Shot Mark] index screen or
[Expand Clip] index screen.
Y
P
O
1 Open the [Shot Mark] index screen or [Expand Clip] index
screen.
2 Select the desired frame (thumbnail) and then press SET to open
the clip menu.
3 Select [Set Index Picture] and then press SET.
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• The clip information screen appears and it prompts you to confirm
the operation.
4 Select [OK] and then press SET.
• The selected frame is set as the thumbnail and the screen changes
back to the previous index screen. W appears next to the thumbnail
of the selected frame.
• Select [Cancel] instead to cancel the operation.
NOTES
• When playing back a clip from the clip index screen, playback will start
from the beginning of the clip, regardless of the thumbnail.
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External Connections
Video Output Configuration
External Connections
The video signal output from the HD/SD SDI (b only), HDMI OUT
and HD/SD COMPONENT OUT terminals depends on the clip’s video
configuration, the capability of the external monitor (for video output from
the HDMI OUT terminal) and on various menu settings. Video output from
the AV or VIDEO 2 terminal will always be in 480/60i standard.
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External Connections
Video Output Configuration
Operating modes:
Y
P
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Video Output Configuration by Terminal
Refer to the following table for the video output configuration from each
terminal. If necessary, you can superimpose the onscreen displays on the
video displayed on the external monitor (0 149).
Video Output Configuration by Terminal
Terminal J
Recording frame
size / Frame rate L
HD/SD SDI1, 2
(b only)
C
HDMI OUT2, 3
HD/SD COMPONENT
OUT2, 4
AV or
VIDEO 2
HD
output
SD
output
HD
output
SD
output
HD
output
SD
output
SD
output
1080/60i
480/60i5
1080/60i
480/60P
1080/60i
480/60i
480/60i
720/60P
480/60i5
720/60P
480/60P
720/60P
480/60i
480/60i
1080/60i
1080/30P
1080/24P
1080/slow or
fast motion
720/60P
720/30P
720/24P
720/slow or
fast motion
1
2
Set [N Video Setup]
[SDI Output] to [HD], [SD] or [Off].
When you set [M LCD/VF Setup]
[HD Output] (under [Zebra]) to [On], you can display zebra patterns on an external monitor. In
such case, output from the HD/SD SDI terminal (b only) and HD/SD COMPONENT OUT terminal will be in HD, regardless of
their setting.
3 Video output will automatically switch to HD or SD, depending on the capability of the external monitor.
4 Set [N Video Setup]
[Component Output] to [HD] or [SD].
5 When output from the HDMI OUT terminal is SD (480/60P), the output of the HD/SD SDI terminal will also be 480/60P.
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NOTES
• b When the camcorder is connected via HDMI OUT terminal to
an external monitor, the video signal output from the HD/SD SDI
terminal will be the same as that from the HDMI OUT terminal.
SD Output
[N Video Setup]
When HD video (16:9 aspect ratio) is converted and output as SD video
(4:3 aspect ratio), you can choose how it appears on the external monitor.
[SD Output]
1 Open the [SD Output] submenu.
[Squeeze]
[N Video Setup]
[SD Output]
2 Select the desired option and then press SET.
Options
[Squeeze]:
[Letterbox]:
[Side Crop]:
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The image is squeezed from the left and right so that the entire
image fits within the screen. The image will appear normal if the
external monitor also has a 16:9 aspect ratio.
The 16:9 aspect ratio is maintained but black letterbox bars
are added to the top and bottom of the image.
The left and right sides of the image are cropped so that the
central part of the image fits within the screen.
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[Squeeze] setting
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[Letterbox] setting
[Side Crop] setting
Connecting to an External Monitor
External Connections
When you connect the camcorder to an external monitor for recording or
playback, use the terminal on camcorder that matches the one you wish
to use on the monitor. Then, select the video signal output configuration
(0 145). The camcorder can output video from all of the video output
terminals simultaneously.
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Connecting to an External Monitor
Operating modes:
Connection Diagram
When you connect the camcorder to an external monitor using the HD/SD
COMPONENT OUT terminal, audio is output by connecting the optional
STV-250N Stereo Video Cable to the monitor using the AV terminal.
We recommend that you power the camcorder from a household power
outlet using the compact power adapter.
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HD/SD SDI
terminal*
AV terminal
STV-250N
Stereo Video
Cable (Optional)
HDMI OUT
terminal
HD/SD
COMPONENT
OUT terminal
BNC cable
(commercially
available)
VIDEO 2 terminal
HDMI cable
(commercially
available)
VIDEO IN/
AUDIO IN
HDMI IN
DTC-1500
Component
Video Cable
(supplied)
COMPONENT IN
BNC cable
(commercially
available)
VIDEO IN
SDI IN
* b only
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Connecting to an External Monitor
b Using the HD/SD SDI Terminal
[N Video Setup]
[SDI Output]
[Off]
The digital signal output from the HD/SD SDI terminal includes the video
signal, audio signal and time code signal. If necessary, perform the
following procedure to change the output to HD or SD. Turning the output
off will conserve the camcorder’s power.
1 Open the [SDI Output] submenu.
[N Video Setup]
[SDI Output]
2 Select the desired option and then press SET.
• If you selected [HD], no more settings need to be made. If you
selected [SD], you can select the SD output method (0 146).
NOTES
• If necessary, you can superimpose the onscreen displays on the video
displayed on the external monitor (0 149).
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Using the HDMI OUT Terminal
The HDMITM OUT terminal also offers a digital connection and outputs
both a video and audio signal. The output signal will automatically switch
to HD or SD depending on the capability of the external monitor.
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NOTES
• Correct operation cannot be guaranteed when connecting the
camcorder to DVI monitors.
• Video may not be output correctly depending on the monitor. In such
case, use another terminal.
• If necessary, you can superimpose the onscreen displays on the video
displayed on the external monitor (0 149).
• You can select the SD output method (0 146).
Using the HD/SD COMPONENT OUT Terminal
[N Video Setup]
[Component Output]
[HD]
The HD/SD COMPONENT OUT terminal outputs an analog HD or SD
video signal. If necessary, perform the following procedure to change the
output to HD or SD.
1 Open the [Component Output] submenu.
[N Video Setup]
[Component Output]
2 Select the desired option and then press SET.
• If you selected [HD], no more settings need to be made. If you
selected [SD], you can select the SD output method (0 146).
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NOTES
• If necessary, you can superimpose the onscreen displays on the video
displayed on the external monitor (0 149).
Using the AV or VIDEO 2 Terminal
When you output video from the AV terminal or VIDEO 2 terminal, the
video signal is converted to an analog SD composite video signal. While
the VIDEO 2 terminal outputs only video, the AV terminal also outputs
audio. You can select the SD output method (0 146).
NOTES
• If necessary, you can superimpose the onscreen displays on the video
displayed on the external monitor (0 149).
• When you play back a clip on a monitor with a 4:3 aspect ratio, the
monitor will switch automatically to widescreen mode if it is compatible
with the Video ID-1 system.
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Superimposing Onscreen Displays to Appear on an
External Monitor
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You can choose to superimpose onscreen displays on the video output
from the HD/SD SDI terminal (b only), HDMI OUT terminal, HD/SD
COMPONENT OUT terminal, AV terminal or VIDEO 2 terminal. Doing so
will display the onscreen displays on an external monitor. You must set
this function separately for HD and SD output. This setting will not affect
your recordings.
[N Video Setup]
[HD Onscreen Disp.]
[SD Onscreen Disp.]
[Off]
1 Open the [HD Onscreen Disp.] or [SD Onscreen Disp.] submenu.
[N Video Setup]
[HD Onscreen Disp.] or [SD Onscreen Disp.]
2 Select [On] and then press SET.
• G appears on the right side of the screen (when [M LCD/VF
Setup]
[Custom Display]
[Output Display] is set to [On]).
NOTES
• Onscreen displays will not appear on an external monitor for SD output
if [N Video Setup]
[SD Output] is set to [Side Crop].
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Audio Output
The camcorder can output audio from the HD/SD SDI terminal (b
only), HDMI OUT terminal, AV terminal or W (headphone) terminal. When
audio is output from the AV terminal or W (headphone) terminal, you can
configure settings such as the output channel. When audio is output from
the AV terminal, you can select the output level.
Audio Output
b Embedded Audio
Embedded audio refers to the superimposing of the audio signal along
with the video signal being output from the HD/SD SDI terminal. If you set
the [Video Setup]
[SDI Output] setting to [HD] or [SD], the camcorder
will automatically embed audio.
Operating modes:
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Synchronizing the Video with the Audio being Monitored
[m Audio Setup]
[Audio Output]
[Monitor Delay]
[Normal]
When audio is output from the AV terminal or W (headphone) terminal,
you can choose to synchronize the audio signal with the video signal or
have the camcorder output the audio in real time. When the audio is
output in real time, there will be a slight delay. Regardless of the setting,
however, the audio and video signals recorded will be synchronized.
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Operating modes:
1 Open the [Monitor Delay] submenu.
[m Audio Setup]
[Audio Output]
[Monitor Delay]
2 Select the desired option and then press SET.
Options
[Line Out]:
[Normal]:
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Synchronizes the audio and video signals.
Allows you to monitor the audio in real time.
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Selecting the Audio Channel
You can select the audio channel that is output from the AV terminal or W
(headphone) terminal.
[m Audio Setup]
[Audio Output]
Operating modes:
[Channel]
1 Open the [Channel] submenu.
[m Audio Setup]
[Audio Output]
[Channel]
[CH1/CH2]
2 Select the desired option and then press SET.
Options
[CH1/CH2]:
[CH1/CH1]:
[CH2/CH2]:
[All/All]:
Audio from CH1 is output from the left audio channel and audio
from CH2 is output from the right audio channel.
Audio from CH1 is output from both the left and right audio
channels.
Audio from CH2 is output from both the left and right audio
channels.
Audio from CH1 and CH2 is mixed and output from both the
left and right audio channels.
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NOTES
• You can change the audio channel by setting an assignable button to
[Audio Output CH] (0 113).
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Selecting the Output Level of the AV Terminal
You can select the output level of audio that is output from the AV
terminal.
[m Audio Setup]
[Audio Output]
Operating modes:
[Level]
1 Open the audio ouput [Level] submenu.
[m Audio Setup]
[Audio Output]
[Level]
[1 Vrms]
2 Select the desired level and then press SET.
Options
[1 Vrms]:
[2 Vrms]:
The audio output level is normal.
The audio output level is 6 dB higher.
NOTES
• This setting does not affect audio output to headphones.
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Saving Clips to a Computer
External Connections
Saving Clips to a Computer
Use the software on the supplied Canon XF Utilities CD-ROM to transfer
clips in the camcorder to a computer to save them. The CD-ROM
contains the following.
Canon XF Utility: Browser for transferring clips to a computer, playing
back and checking video, and managing clips.
Plugins for non-linear editing (NLE) software: The plugins allow you to
transfer clips from a computer or a CF card (connected via USB reader to
a computer) to the NLE software. The following plugins are included.
- Avid's NLE software plugins (for computers running Windows or Mac OS)
- Canon XF Plugin for Avid Media Access
- Canon XF Plugin 64 for Avid Media Access
- Apple's NLE software plugins (for computers running Mac OS)
- Canon XF Plugin for Final Cut Pro
- Canon XF Plugin for Final Cut Pro X
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The instruction manual for each module provides more details. Refer to
Viewing the Software Instruction Manuals (0 159) for details on
accessing the manuals. Refer to Web sites such as your local Canon Web
site for the latest information on software.
Operating modes:
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System Requirements
Canon XF Utility
OS
CPU
Windows XP1, SP3
Windows Vista2, SP2
Windows 72, with or without SP1
Mac OS X 10.5, 10.6 or 10.7
Intel® Core
(Intel® Core 2 Duo, 2.66 GHz
recommended); SSE2
compatible
Intel® CPU (Intel® Core 2 Duo,
2.66 GHz recommended)
RAM
1 GB (2 GB for Windows 7, 64-bit version)
Available hard disk space
Display
1
2
Installation: 80 MB
1024 x 768 resolution,
16-bit color (high color)
1024 x 768 resolution,
32,000 colors
32-bit version only.
32-bit and 64-bit versions.
Avid's NLE software plugins
Refer to the following for the required applications.
Canon XF Plugin for Avid
Media Access
Canon XF Plugin 64 for
Avid Media Access
Media Composer 4.05 / 5.0 / 5.5 (Windows and Mac OS)
NewsCutter 8.0.5 / 9.0 / 9.5 (Windows only)
Media Composer 6.0 (Windows and Mac OS)
NewsCutter 10.0 (Windows only)
Refer to the application’s official home page for the application’s system
requirements.
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Apple's NLE software plugins
Refer to the following for the required applications.
Canon XF Plugin for Final Cut Pro
Canon XF Plugin for Final Cut Pro X
Final Cut Pro 6.0.6 / 7.0.0 to 7.0.3
Final Cut Pro X 10.0.3
Refer to the application’s official home page for the application’s system
requirements.
NOTES
• Even if your computer meets the system requirements, proper
operation of the software cannot be guaranteed.
Installing and Uninstalling Canon XF Utility (Windows)
Installing Canon XF Utility
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Perform the following procedure to install the Canon XF Utility software.
Note that the language displayed during installation will be in English,
French or Spanish but the rest of the application’s menus and messages
will be in English only.
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1 Insert the Canon XF Utilities CD-ROM into the computer.
• The installation screen appears. If it does not, follow the steps below.
- Windows Vista and Windows 7: When the AutoPlay window
appears, select [Run SETUP.EXE].
- Windows Vista, Windows 7 and Windows XP: Open [Computer]
(Windows Vista and Windows 7) or [My Computer] (Windows XP)
and double-click the icon of the drive that contains the CD-ROM.
2 Select your region.
• If you selected [Asia] or [Oceania], skip to step 4.
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3 Select the language to be displayed during installation.
4 Select an installation method and then click [OK].
• If you selected the [Easy Installation] installation method, skip to step 7.
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5 Select the software to install and the destination folder. Then, click
[Next].
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6 Click [Install].
7 Read the license agreement and click [Yes] to begin the installation.
• If you do not select [Yes], you cannot install the software.
• When the installation has completed, [Installation has completed
successfully.] appears.
• You can click [Cancel] to cancel the operation.
8 Click [Next] and then click [Finish].
9 Remove the CD-ROM from the computer.
Uninstalling Canon XF Utility
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1 From the Start menu, select [All Programs]
[Canon Utilities]
[Canon XF Utility]
[Uninstall Canon XF Utility].
• A confirmation screen appears.
2 Click [Yes] to begin the uninstalling the software.
• When the software has been uninstalled, [The software has been
successfully uninstalled] appears.
3 Click [OK].
Uninstalling Canon XF Plugin for Avid Media Access or
Canon XF Plugin 64 for Avid Media Access
1 In the Control Panel, open [Programs and Features]* (Windows Vista/
Windows 7) or [Add or Remove Programs] (Windows XP).
• A list of installed programs appears.
2 Select the desired plugin.
3 Click [Uninstall]/[Uninstall/Change] (Windows Vista/Windows 7) or
[Change/Remove] (Windows XP).
4 Follow the onscreen instructions.
* This may be [Add or Remove Programs] depending on how the Control Panel is
displayed.
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Uninstalling Canon XF MPEG2 Decoder
1 In the Control Panel, open [Programs and Features]* (Windows Vista/
Windows 7) or [Add or Remove Programs] (Windows XP).
• A list of installed programs appears.
2 Select [Canon XF MPEG2 Decoder].
3 Click [Uninstall]/[Uninstall/Change] (Windows Vista/Windows 7) or
[Change/Remove] (Windows XP).
4 Follow the onscreen instructions.
* This may be [Add or Remove Programs] depending on how the Control Panel is
displayed.
Uninstalling the Instructions for Avid's NLE Software Plugins
1 From the [Start] menu, open [All Programs]
[Canon Utilities]
Desired plugin
[Uninstall Canon XF Plugin for Avid Media Access
Instruction Manual] or [Canon XF Plugin 64 for Avid Media Access
Instruction Manual].
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2 When the confirmation screen appears, click [Yes] and then click [OK].
Installing and Uninstalling Canon XF Utility (Mac OS)
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Installing Canon XF Utility
1 Insert the Canon XF Utilities CD-ROM into the computer.
• The Canon XF Utility icon appears on the desktop.
2 Double-click the icon and then double-click [XFInstaller].
• The installation screen appears.
3 Select your region.
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4 Click [Install].
5 Select the installation method and then click [Next].
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6 Read the license agreement and click [Agree].
• If you do not select [Agree], you cannot install the software.
• If you selected the [Easy Installation] installation method, skip to step 8.
7 Select the software to install and then click [Next].
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8 Click [Next] to begin the installation.
• When the installation has completed, [Installation has finished.]
appears.
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9 Click [Finish] and then remove the CD-ROM from the computer.
Uninstalling the Software
1 From [Applications], open [Canon Utilities].
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2 Move [Canon XF Utility] to the [Trash].
Uninstalling Canon XF Plugin for Final Cut Pro
Move the following file to [Trash].
/Library/Application Support/ProApps/MIO/RAD/Plugins/
CanonXF.RADPlug
Uninstalling Canon XF Plugin for Final Cut Pro X
Move the following file to [Trash].
/Library/Application Support/ProApps/MIO/RADPlugins/
CanonXF64.RADPlug
Uninstalling Canon XF Plugin for Avid Media Access
Move the following file to [Trash].
/Library/Application Support/Avid/AVX2_Plug-ins/AMA/
MVP_CanonXF.avx
Uninstalling Canon XF Plugin 64 for Avid Media Access
Move the following file to [Trash].
/Library/Application Support/Avid/AVX2_Plug-ins/AMA/
MVP_CanonXF64.avx
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Uninstalling Canon XF MPEG2 Decoder
Move the following file to [Trash].
/Library/QuickTime/XFMpeg2Dec.component
Uninstalling the Instructions for Apple's NLE Software
Plugins
1 From [Applications], open [Canon Utilities].
2 Move [Canon XF Plugin for Final Cut Pro] or [Canon XF Plugin for Final
Cut Pro X] to [Trash].
Uninstalling the Instructions for Avid's NLE Software Plugins
1 From [Applications], open [Canon Utilities].
2 Move [Canon XF Plugin for Avid Media Access] or [Canon XF Plugin 64
for Avid Media Access] to [Trash].
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Viewing the Software Instruction Manuals
For details on using the software, refer to the instruction manual (PDF file)
of each module. The instruction manuals are installed with the software.
For computers running Windows, Adobe® Reader® is required.
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Viewing the Canon XF Utility Instruction Manual
Windows:
1 From the Start menu, select [All Programs]
[Canon Utilities]
[Canon XF Utility]
[Canon XF Utility Instruction Manual].
2 Select the language of the instruction manual to view.
Mac OS:
1 From [Applications], open [Canon Utilities]
[Manual].
[Canon XF Utility]
2 Open the folder of the language and double-click the PDF file.
You can also view the instruction manual by starting the Canon XF Utility
software and then selecting [Help]
[View instruction manual].
Viewing the Instructions for the NLE Software Plugins
Windows:
1 From the Start menu, select [All Programs]
[Canon Utilities]
Desired plugin
[Canon XF Plugin for Avid Media Access Instruction
Manual] or [Canon XF Plugin 64 for Avid Media Access Instruction
Manual].
2 Select the desired language.
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Mac OS:
1 From [Applications], open [Canon Utilities]
[Manual].
Desired plugin
2 Open the folder of the language and double-click the PDF file.
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Photos
Taking Photos
Photos
You can take photos when the camcorder is in
mode or you can
capture a photo from a clip when the camcorder is in
mode.
Photos are saved onto the SD card. In
mode, photo size is
1920x1080*. In
mode, photo size depends on the resolution
setting of the clip that the photo is captured from. If the clip is 1920x1080
or 1440x1080, the photo size is 1920x1080. If the clip is 1280x720, the
photo size is 1280x720.
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* At this size, the camcorder can save approximately 670 photos on a 1 GB SD
card.
Taking Photos in CAMERA Mode
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You can take a photo while the camcorder is recording a clip or is in
record pause mode. If a custom picture file is selected in advance, it will
be recorded with the photo (0 115). To take a photo, set an assignable
button to [Photo] first or use the wireless controller.
Operating modes:
1 Set an assignable button to [Photo] (0 113).
• This step is not necessary if you are using the wireless controller.
2 Press the assignable button to take a photo.
• Alternatively, press the PHOTO button on the wireless controller.
• The b icon and the number of available photos appear on the
upper right portion of the screen.
• If a custom picture file is selected, it will be recorded with the photo.
• The SD card access indicator will flash as the photo is being
recorded.
Capturing Photos in MEDIA Mode
You can capture a photo from a clip during playback pause. To capture a
photo, set an assignable button to [Photo] first or use the wireless
controller.
Operating modes:
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Taking Photos
1 Set an assignable button to [Photo] (0 113).
• This step is not necessary if you are using the wireless controller.
2 Select the desired clip and press the D button to start
playback.
3 Pause the playback at the point you want to capture.
4 Press the assignable button to capture a photo.
• Alternatively, press the PHOTO button on the wireless controller.
• The screen will momentarily turn black as if a camera shutter had
released.
• The b icon and the number of available photos appear on the
upper right portion of the screen.
• The SD card access indicator will flash as the photo is being
recorded.
5 Press the B button to stop playback.
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IMPORTANT
• Observe the following precautions while the SD card access indicator is
flashing. Failure to do so may result in permanent data loss.
- Do not disconnect the power source or turn off the camcorder.
- Do not remove the SD card.
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NOTES
• If the LOCK switch on the SD card is set to prevent writing, you will not
be able to record a photo. Change the position of the LOCK switch in
advance.
• Even if the [Other Functions]
[Custom Function]
[Scan Reverse
Rec] setting is set to [Both], [Vertical] or [Horizontal], photos will not be
inverted.
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Photo Playback
Photos
You can view the photos that you took with the camcorder.
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Photo Playback
Operating modes:
Displaying the [Photos] Index Screen
Display the [Photos] index screen to view photos.
1 Hold down the button on the d switch and move it to
MEDIA.
• The camcorder switches to
appears.
mode and the clip index screen
2 Press the INDEX button.
• The index screen selection menu appears.
3 Select [Photo Index] and then press SET.
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• The [Photos] index screen appears.
• After you are finished viewing photos, press the INDEX button to
return to the clip index screen.
Viewing Photos
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1 Move the orange selection frame to the desired photo.
2 Press the D button to view the photo.
• The photo playback screen appears and the selected photo is
displayed.
• Use the L/K buttons to switch to the previous/next photo.
• Press the DISPLAY button to hide/show the histogram and other
onscreen displays.
• Press the B button to return to the [Photos] index screen.
IMPORTANT
• Observe the following precautions while the SD card access indicator is
flashing. Failure to do so may result in permanent data loss.
- Do not disconnect the power source or turn off the camcorder.
- Do not remove the SD card.
• The following photos may not be displayed correctly.
- Photos not recorded with this camcorder.
- Photos created or edited on a computer.
- Photos whose file names have been changed.
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Photos
Photo Operations
You can use the photo menu to protect or unprotect a photo, delete a
photo, or copy a custom picture file embedded in a photo. You can
display the photo menu from the [Photos] index screen or photo playback
screen.
Using the Photo Menu
1 From the [Photos] index screen, select a photo and then press
SET.
• If you are viewing a photo, simply press SET.
• The photo menu appears. Available functions depend on the photo’s
settings.
2 Select the desired function and then press SET.
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Deleting Photos
You can delete a photo you no longer need. When you do so, however,
the custom picture file embedded in it will also be deleted. Photos can be
deleted one at a time from the photo playback screen or [Photos] index
screen.
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Operating modes:
Deleting a Photo from the Playback Screen
1 Display the photo to be deleted (0 163).
2 Press SET to open the photo menu.
3 Select [Delete] and then press SET.
• The screen prompts you to confirm the operation.
4 Select [OK] and then press SET.
• Select [Cancel] instead to cancel the operation.
• The selected photo is deleted and the next photo is displayed.
• If a custom picture file is embedded in the photo, it is also deleted.
5 When the confirmation message appears, press SET.
Deleting a Photo from the Index Screen
1 Open the [Photos] Index Screen (0 163).
2 Move the orange selection frame to the photo to be deleted.
3 Press SET to open the photo menu.
4 Select [Delete] and then press SET.
• The screen prompts you to confirm the operation.
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5 Select [OK] and then press SET.
• Select [Cancel] instead to cancel the operation.
• The selected photo is deleted.
• If a custom picture file is embedded in the photo, it is also deleted.
6 When the confirmation message appears, press SET.
Deleting All Photos
[J Other Functions]
1 Open the [Delete All Photos] submenu.
[J Other Functions]
[Delete All Photos]
2 Select [OK] and then press SET.
• All of the photos on the SD card will be deleted.
• Select [Cancel] instead to cancel the operation.
• While the photos are being deleted, you can press SET to cancel.
[Delete All Photos]
3 When the confirmation message appears, press SET.
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IMPORTANT
• Be careful when deleting photos. Deleted photos cannot be recovered.
NOTES
• Protected photos cannot be deleted.
Protecting Photos
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You can protect photos to prevent accidental erasure. The custom
picture file embedded in such a photo is also protected. Photos can be
protected from the photo playback screen or [Photos] index screen.
Operating modes:
Protecting a Photo from the Playback Screen
1 Display the photo to be protected.
• Refer to Viewing Photos (0 163).
2 Press SET to open the photo menu.
3 Select [Protect] and then press SET.
• To remove protection settings from a protected photo, select
[Unprotect] instead.
• The screen prompts you to confirm the operation.
4 Select [OK] and then press SET.
• Select [Cancel] instead to cancel the operation.
• The selected photo is protected and h appears on the bottom left
portion of the screen.
• If a custom picture file is embedded in the photo, it is also protected.
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Protecting a Photo from the Index Screen
1 Open the [Photos] Index Screen
• Refer to Viewing Photos (0 163).
2 Move the orange selection frame to the photo to be protected.
3 Press SET to open the photo menu.
4 Select [Protect] and then press SET.
• To remove protection settings from a protected photo, select
[Unprotect] instead.
• The screen prompts you to confirm the operation.
5 Select [OK] and then press SET.
• The selected photo is protected and h appears next to the photo’s
thumbnail.
• Select [Cancel] instead to cancel the operation.
• If a custom picture file is embedded in the photo, it is also protected.
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IMPORTANT
• Initializing an SD card will permanently erase all the data it contains,
including protected photos and custom picture files.
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Copying Custom Picture Files
You can copy to the camcorder a custom picture file embedded in a
photo. Custom picture files can be copied from the photo playback
screen or [Photos] index screen.
Operating modes:
Copying a File from the Playback Screen
1 Display the photo with the custom picture file to be copied.
• Refer to Viewing Photos (0 163).
2 Press SET to open the photo menu.
3 Select [Copy X File] and then press SET.
• The [X Data 1/3] screen appears with the orange selection frame
indicating the first file slot in the camcorder.
• Alternatively, you can press the CUSTOM PICT. button.
• You can push the joystick up/down or turn the SELECT dial to
display the [X Data 2/3] and [X Data 3/3] screens.
4 Select the desired file slot in the camcorder and then press SET.
5 Select [OK] and then press SET.
• The custom picture file embedded in the selected photo is copied,
overwriting the file in that slot.
6 When the confirmation message appears, press SET.
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Copying a File from the Index Screen
1 Open the [Photos] Index Screen.
• Refer to Viewing Photos (0 163).
2 Move the orange selection frame to the photo with the custom picture
file to be copied.
3 Press SET to open the photo menu.
4 Select [Copy X File] and then press SET.
• The [X Data 1/3] screen appears with the orange selection frame
indicating the first file slot in the camcorder.
• Alternatively, you can press the CUSTOM PICT. button.
• You can push the joystick up/down or turn the SELECT dial to
display the [X Data 2/3] and [X Data 3/3] screens.
5 Select the desired file slot in the camcorder and then press SET.
6 Select [OK] and then press SET.
• The custom picture file embedded in the selected photo is copied,
overwriting the file in that slot.
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7 When the confirmation message appears, press SET.
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• You cannot copy a custom picture file to a slot that is protected.
Photo Numbering
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Photos are automatically assigned consecutive numbers from 0101 to
9900, and stored on the SD card in folders containing up to 100 photos.
Folders are numbered from 101 to 998. You can select the photo
numbering method to be used.
The photo number indicates the name and location of the file on the SD
card. For example, a photo numbered 101-0107 is located in the
“DCIM\101CANON” folder as the file “IMG_0107.jpg”.
[J Other Functions]
[Photo Numbering]
[Continu.]
Operating modes:
1 Open the [Photo Numbering] submenu.
[J Other Functions]
[Photo Numbering]
2 Select the desired option and the press SET.
Options
[Reset]:
[Continu.]:
Photo numbers will restart from 101-0101 every time you insert
a new SD card. If an SD card already contains photos, photo
numbers will continue from the number following that of the last
photo on the SD card.
Photo numbers will continue from the number following that of
the last photo recorded with the camcorder.
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NOTES
• If you select [Continu.] and the SD card you insert already contains a
photo with a larger number, a new photo will be assigned a number
one higher than that of the last photo on the SD card.
• We recommend using the [Continu.] setting.
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Menu Options
Additional Information
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Additional Information
Menu Options
For details about how to select an item, refer to Using the Menus (0 30). For details about each function, see the
reference page. Menu items without a reference page are explained after the tables. Setting options in boldface
indicate default values. Menu items not available appear grayed out.
To skip directly to the page of a specific menu:
[l Camera Setup] menu
[m Audio Setup] menu
[N Video Setup] menu
[M LCD/VF Setup] menu
[L TC/UB Setup] menu
[L User Bit Setup] menu
[J Other Functions] menu
[l Camera Setup] menu (
Menu item
Submenu
[AE Shift]
[AGC Limit]
[Image Stabilizer]
Setting options
0
[Backlight], [Standard], [Spotlight]
71
[+2.0], [+1.5], [+1.25], [+1.0], [+0.75], [+0.5], [+0.25],
[±0], [-0.25], [-0.5], [-0.75], [-1.0], [-1.25], [-1.5], [-2.0]
71
[Off/21 dB], [18 dB], [15 dB], [12 dB], [9 dB], [6 dB], [3 dB]
63
[Fine Tuning], [33.0 dB], [21.0 dB], [18.0 dB], [12.0 dB], [6.0 dB], [3.0 dB],
[0.0 dB], [-3.0 dB], [-6.0 dB]
[M]
[Fine Tuning], [33.0 dB], [21.0 dB], [18.0 dB], [12.0 dB], [6.0 dB],
[3.0 dB], [0.0 dB], [-3.0 dB], [-6.0 dB]
[H]
[Fine Tuning], [33.0 dB], [21.0 dB], [18.0 dB], [12.0 dB], [6.0 dB],
[3.0 dB], [0.0 dB], [-3.0 dB], [-6.0 dB]
63
[Daylight], [Tungsten], [Kelvin]
73
[Speed]
[Instant], [Normal]
58
[Face AF]
[On], [Off]
60
[On], [Off]
61
[Focus Limit]
[Axis Shift]
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[L]
[White Balance]
[AF Mode]
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[Light Metering]
[Gain]
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0 175
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[Enable]
[On], [Off]
[Reset]
[Cancel], [OK]
[Adjust]
–
[GUI Color]
[Yellow], [Green]
[Powered], [Dynamic], [Standard], [Off]
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Menu item
[Zoom]
Menu Options
Submenu
Setting options
[Speed Level]
[Fast], [Normal], [Slow]
[Grip Rocker]
[Constant], [Variable]
[Constant Speed]
1-16 (8)
0
78
78
[Handle Rocker H]
1-16 (16)
[Handle Rocker L]
1-16 (8)
[Wireless Controller]
1-16 (8)
80
[Focal Length Guide]
[Set To 0], [Off]
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[Tele-converter]
[On], [Off]
–
[Flicker Reduction]
[Automatic], [Off]
68
[WA-H82], [Off]
–
[Wide Attach. Lens]
[Color Bars]
[Enable]
[On], [Off]
[Type]
[Type 1], [Type 2]
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[Tele-converter]: Determines the operation of the digital tele-converter. When activated, the focal length of the
camcorder increases by a factor of approximately 1.5.
• The image is digitally processed, so the image resolution may deteriorate.
[Wide Attach. Lens]: When you attach the optional WA-H82 Wide Attachment, set this function to [WA-H82] to
enable the most suitable image stabilization. In such case, [l Camera Setup]
[AF Mode]
[Speed] will
automatically be set to [Normal].
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[m Audio Setup] menu
Menu item
[Audio Input]
Submenu
[CH1], [CH1/CH2]
N
–
93
[Int. Mic Low Cut]
[Off], [LC1], [LC2]
N
–
91
[Int. Mic Sensitivity]
[Normal], [High]
N
–
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[Int. Mic Att.]
[On], [Off]
N
–
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[XLR1 Mic Trimming]
[XLR2 Mic Trimming]
[+12 dB], [+6 dB], [0 dB],
[-6 dB], [-12 dB]
N
–
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[XLR1 Mic Att.]
[On], [Off]
N
–
94
[XLR2 Mic Att.]
[Audio Output]
0
Setting options
[XLR Rec Channel]
[XLR ALC Link]
[Linked], [Separated]
N
–
95
[Limiter]
[On], [Off]
N
–
95
[1 kHz Tone]
[-12 dB], [-18 dB], [-20 dB], [Off]
N
–
98
[Monitor Delay]
[Line Out], [Normal]
N
–
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[Channel]
[CH1/CH2], [CH1/CH1], [CH2/CH2], [All/All]
N
N*
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[Level]
1 Vrms, 2 Vrms
N
N*
151
[Speaker Volume]
Off, 1-15 (8)
–
N*
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* Not available in the [Photos] index screen.
[N Video Setup] menu
Menu item
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[SDI Output] (b only)
[HD], [SD], [Off]
[Component Output]
[HD], [SD]
[HD Onscreen Disp.]
[On], [Off]
[SD Onscreen Disp.]
[On], [Off]
[SD Output]
[Squeeze], [Letterbox], [Side Crop]
Setting options
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149
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[M LCD/VF Setup] menu
Menu item
Submenu
0
Setting options
[Brightness]
-99 to 99 (0)
N
N
[Contrast]
-99 to 99 (0)
N
N
[Color]
-20 to 20 (0)
N
N
[Sharpness]
1 to 4 (2)
N
N
[Backlight]
[Normal], [Bright]
N
N
[Brightness]
-99 to 99 (0)
N
N
[Contrast]
-99 to 99 (0)
N
N
[Color]
-20 to 20 (0)
N
N
[Sharpness]
1 to 4 (2)
N
N
[Backlight]
[Normal], [Bright]
N
N
[LCD/VF B&W]
[On], [Off]
N
N
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[LCD/VF Simul.]
[On], [Off]
N
N
34
[LCD Setup]
[VF Setup]
[Metadata Display]
[On], [Off]
–
N*
[Camera Data]
[On], [Off]
–
N
[On], [Off]
N
–
[Peaking 1], [Peaking 2]
N
–
[White], [Red], [Yellow], [Blue]
N
–
Off, 1-15 (8)
N
–
1 to 4 (2)
N
–
[White], [Red], [Yellow], [Blue]
N
–
Off, 1-15 (15)
N
–
1 to 4 (1)
N
–
[Peaking]
[Select]
[Peaking 1]
[Color]
[Gain]
[Frequency]
[Peaking 2]
Y
P
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[Date/Time]
[Color]
[Gain]
[Frequency]
C
[On], [Off]
N
–
[Select]
[Zebra 1], [Zebra 2], [Zebra 1&2]
N
–
[Zebra 1 Level]
[70 ±5%], [75 ±5%], [80 ±5%], [85 ±5%],
[90 ±5%], [95 ±5%]
N
–
[Zebra 2 Level]
[70%], [75%], [80%], [85%], [90%], [95%],
[100%]
N
–
[Zebra]
[On], [Off]
N
–
[Enable]
[On], [Off]
N
–
[Center]
[White], [Gray], [Off]
N
–
[Horizontal]
[White], [Gray], [Off]
N
–
[Grid]
[White], [Gray], [Off]
N
–
[Safety Zone]
[White], [Gray], [Off]
N
–
[Safety Zone Area]
[80%], [90%], [92.5%], [95%]
N
–
[Aspect Marker]
[White], [Gray], [Off]
N
–
[Aspect Ratio]
[4:3], [13:9], [14:9], [1.66:1], [1.75:1],
[1.85:1], [2.35:1]
N
–
[On], [Off]
N
–
[HD Output]
[Markers]
[Audio Level]
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Menu item
[Custom Display]
Submenu
0
Setting options
[Remaining Battery]
[Warning], [Normal], [Off]
N
–
[Remaining Rec Time]
[Warning], [Normal], [Off]
N
–
[Rec Mode]
[On], [Off]
N
–
[Time Code]
[On], [Off]
N
–
[Zoom Position]
[Always On], [Normal], [Off]
N
–
[Light Metering]
[On], [Off]
N
–
[Custom Picture]
[On], [Off]
N
–
[ND Filter]
[Warning], [Normal], [Off]
N
–
[Focus Ring Warn.]
[On], [Off]
N
–
[Focus Mode]
[On], [Off]
N
–
[Object Distance]
[Always On], [Normal], [Off]
N
–
[Full Auto]
[On], [Off]
N
–
[White Balance]
[On], [Off]
N
–
[Exposure]
[On], [Off]
N
–
[Iris]
[On], [Off]
N
–
[Gain]
[On], [Off]
N
–
[Shutter]
[On], [Off]
N
–
[Wide Attach. Lens]
[On], [Off]
N
–
[On], [Off]
N
–
[On], [Off]
N
–
[On], [Off]
N
–
[On], [Off]
N
–
[On], [Off]
N
–
[Interval Counter]
[On], [Off]
N
–
[SD Card Status]
[Warning], [Normal], [Off]
N
–
[Bit Rate/Resolution]
[On], [Off]
N
–
[Frame Rate]
[On], [Off]
N
–
[Character Rec]
[On], [Off]
N
–
[Wireless Controller]
[On], [Off]
N
–
[Output Display]
[On], [Off]
N
–
[SDI Rec Command]
[On], [Off]
N
–
[User Memo]
[On], [Off]
N
–
[User Bit]
[On], [Off]
N
–
[Audio Output CH]
[On], [Off]
N
–
[Date/Time]
[Date/Time], [Time], [Date], [Off]
N
–
[Tele-converter]
[Peaking]
[Magnification]
[Axis Shift]
[Image Stabilizer]
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8
–
* Not available in the [Photos] index screen.
[Metadata Display]: Displays the date and time of recording and/or the camera data (shutter speed, aperture
value, gain) during playback.
[Audio Level]: Displays the audio level meter when set to [On].
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[Custom Display] settings
[Remaining Battery]: Controls when the remaining battery indicator appears.
[Warning]: Appears only when there is a warning.
[Normal]: Always appears on the screen.
[Remaining Rec Time]: Displays the remaining recording time.
[Warning]: Appears only when there is a warning.
[Normal]: Always appears on the screen.
[Rec Mode]: Displays the recording operation indicator ([STBY] in record pause mode, for example) when set to
[On].
[Time Code]: Displays the time code when set to [On].
[Zoom Position]: Controls when the zoom indicator appears.
[Always On]: Always appears on the screen.
[Normal]: Appears only when operating the zoom.
[Light Metering]: When set to [On], the light metering icon (K or J) is displayed if [l Camera Setup]
[Light Metering] is set to [Backlight] or [Spotlight].
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[Custom Picture]: Displays the custom picture icon (X) when set to [On], indicating that a custom picture profile
will be recorded with a clip.
[ND Filter]: Controls when the ND filter indicator appears.
[Warning]: Appears only when there is a warning.
[Normal]: Always appears on the screen.
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[Focus Ring Warn.]: Displays the focus ring status when set to [On].
[Focus Mode]: Displays the AF mode icon (A) when set to [On].
[Object Distance]: Controls when the distance to the subject is displayed.
[Always On]: Always appears on the screen.
[Normal]: Appears only when operating the focus.
[Full Auto]: Displays the F icon when set to [On], indicating that the camcorder is in full auto mode.
[White Balance]: Displays the white balance indicator when set to [On].
[Exposure]: Displays the exposure bar when set to [On].
[Iris]: Displays the aperture setting when set to [On].
[Gain]: Displays the gain setting when set to [On].
[Shutter]: Displays the shutter speed setting when set to [On].
[Wide Attach. Lens]: Displays the o icon when the optional WA-H82 Wide Attachment is attached to the
camcorder.
[Tele-converter]: Displays the digital tele-converter icon (g) when set to [On].
[Peaking]: Displays the peaking icon (a or b) when set to [On].
[Magnification]: Displays the screen magnification icon (i) when set to [On], indicating that the image on the
screen is being magnified.
[Axis Shift]: Displays the axis shift icon (Y) when set to [On].
[Image Stabilizer]: Displays the image stabilizer icon (Q, P or O) when set to [On].
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[Interval Counter]: Displays the countdown during interval recording mode when set to [On].
[SD Card Status]: Controls when the SD card status indicator appears.
[Warning]: Appears only when there is a warning.
[Normal]: Always appears on the screen.
[Bit rate/Resolution]: Displays the bit rate and resolution when set to [On].
[Frame Rate]: Displays the frame rate when set to [On].
[Character Rec]: Displays the character recording warning icon (h) when set to [On], indicating that the
onscreen displays will be recorded on the clip.
[Wireless Controller]: Displays the M icon when set to [On] if [J Other Functions]
set to [Off] and the supplied wireless controller is operated.
[Wireless Controller] is
[Output Display]: Displays the output display warning icon (G) when set to [On], indicating that the onscreen
displays will be output to an external monitor.
[SDI Rec Command]: Displays the status of the [J Other Settings]
[SDI Rec Command] setting.
[User Memo]: Displays the user memo icon (f) when set to [On], indicating that a user memo will be recorded
with a clip.
[User Bit]: Displays the user bit when set to [On].
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[Audio Output CH]: Displays the audio output channel when set to [On].
[Date/Time]: Displays the date and time when set to [On].
[L TC/UB Setup] menu (
Menu item
[Time Code]
Submenu
[Mode]
[Run]
[User Bit]
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mode only)
Setting options
0
[Preset], [Regen.]
84
[Rec Run], [Free Run]
84
[DF/NDF]
[DF], [NDF]
85
[Setting]
[Set], [Reset]
85
[TC In/Out] (b only)
[In], [Out]
89
[Rec Mode] (b only)
[Internal], [External]
89
[Output Mode]
(b only)
[Fixed], [Pulldown]
[Type]
[Setting], [Time], [Date]
b [L User Bit Setup] menu (
87
mode only*)
Menu item
[Output Mode]
90
Setting options
[Fixed], [Pulldown]
0
90
* Not available in the [Photos] index screen.
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Menu Options
[J Other Functions] menu
Menu item
Submenu
[Transfer Menu/X]
N
N
[Save To b]
[Menu], [Menu+X]
N
N
[Load From b]
[Menu], [Menu+X]
N
N
List of world time zones.
([UTC-05:00 New York])
N
N
[Date/Time]
–
N
N
[Date Format]
[YMD], [YMD/24H], [MDY], [MDY/24H],
[DMY], [DMY/24H]
N
N
[Setting]
[WFM], [VS], [Edge Mon.], [Off]
N
–
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[Setting]
[WFM], [VS], [Off]
–
N
99
[Waveform Monitor]
[Line], [Line+Spot], [Field], [RGB], [YPbPr]
N
N
[1x], [2x]
N
N
[Spot], [Normal]
N
N
[1x], [5x]
N
N
[Type 1], [Type 2]
N
–
100
[Deutsch], [English], [Español], [Français],
[Italiano], [Polski], [
], [
],
[
], [
]
N
N
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[On], [Off]
N
N
37
See footnote 2
N
N1
113
N
–
–
[Time Zone]
[Clock Set]
[WFM (LCD)]1
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Setting options
[Cancel], [OK]
[Reset All Settings]
[Gain]
[Vectorscope]
[Gain]
[Edge Monitor]
[Language o]
[Wireless Controller]
[Assign Button]
[1] to [13]
[Tally Lamp]
[Front]
[Rear]
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[On], [Off]
[On], [Off]
–
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28
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100
[On], [Off]
N
N
–
[Genlock] (b only)
-1023 to +1023 (000)
N
–
–
[Relay Rec]
[On], [Off]
N
–
43
[Double Slot Rec]
[On], [Off]
N
–
43
[Bit Rate/Resolution]
[50 Mbps 1920x1080], [50 Mbps 1280x720],
[35 Mbps 1920x1080], [35 Mbps 1440x1080],
[35 Mbps 1280x720], [25 Mbps 1440x1080]
N
–
53
[Frame Rate]
[60i], [60P], [30P], [24P]
N
–
53
[Special Rec]
[Interval Rec], [Frame Rec], [Pre Rec],
[Slow & Fast Motion], [Off]
N
–
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[1 sec] to [10 sec], [15 sec], [20 sec],
[30 sec], [40 sec], [50 sec],
[1 min] to [10 min]
N
–
[Media Access LED]
[Interval Rec]
[Interval]
[Rec Frames]
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When [Frame Rate] is [60i] or [30P]:
1, 3, 6, 9
When [Frame Rate] is [24P] or [60P]:
2, 6, 12
104
N
–
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Additional Information
Menu item
[Frame Rec]
Submenu
[Rec Frames]
8
0
Setting options
When [Frame Rate] is [60i] or [30P]:
1, 3, 6, 9
When [Frame Rate] is [24P] or [60P]:
2, 6, 12
N
–
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[Slow & Fast Motion]
[S&F Frame Rate]
See footnote 3
N
–
[Clips]
[Title Prefix]
[AA] to [ZZ]
N
–
–
[Number setting]
[Set], [Reset]
N
–
–
[Delete Last Clip]
[Cancel], [OK]
N
–
–
[Copy All Clips]
[Cancel], [OK]
–
N4
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[Copy e Clips]
[Cancel], [OK]
–
N5
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[Delete All Clips]
[Cancel], [OK]
–
N4
140
–
N
5
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N
–
[Delete All e Marks]
[Cancel], [OK]
[Rec Review]
[Entire Clip], [Last 4 sec]
[Set Metadata]
103
[User Memo]
[Off], list of user memo files
[Country Code]
Letters A to Z, numbers 0 to 9, plus sign (+),
minus sign (-), colon (:), space
N
[SDI Rec Command] (b only)
[On], [Off]
N
–
–
[Photo Numbering]
[Reset], [Continu.]
N
N1
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N
–
118
–
N6
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[Fast], [Normal], [Slow], [Off]
N
–
[Organization]
[User Code]
[Add X File]
[To Clip]
[To Photo]
[Delete All Photos]
[Custom Function]
[On], [Off]
[On], [Off]
[OK], [Cancel]
[Shockless Gain]
[On], [Off]
N
–
[Fast], [Normal], [Slow]
N
–
[Iris Limit]
[On], [Off]
N
–
[I. Ring Direction]
[Reverse], [Normal]
N
–
[F. Ring Control]
[Fast], [Normal], [Slow]
N
–
[F. Assist. B&W]
[Both], [Magnify], [Peaking], [Off]
N
–
[Obj. Dist. Unit]
[Meters], [Feet]
N
–
[Zoom Indicator]
[Bar], [Number]
N
–
[ZR-2000 AE SHIFT]
[AE Shift], [Iris]
N
–
[Scan Reverse Rec]
[Both], [Vertical], [Horizontal], [Off]
N
–
[Character Rec]
[On], [Off]
N
–
[Cancel], [OK]
N
N
N
N
[Complete], [Quick]
N
N
–
N
–
[Reset Hour Meter]
[CF A]
[Cancel], [OK]
[CF B]
[SD Card]
[Firmware]
–
[AE Response]
[Shockless WB]
[Initialize Media]
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–
126
–
41
–
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2
3
4
5
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Additional Information
Menu Options
Not available in the [Photos] index screen.
Setting options for [Assign Button]: [(NONE)], [Standard IS], [Dynamic IS], [Powered IS], [Focus Limit], [Face AF], [Select Face],
[Backlight], [Spotlight], [Tele-converter], [Peaking], [Zebra], [WFM (LCD)], [Magnification], [Color Bars], [Markers], [LCD Setup], [LCD/
VF B&W], [Onscreen Display], [Add Shot Mark 1], [Add Shot Mark 2], [Add e Mark], [Add Z Mark], [Time Code], [Time Code
Hold], [Audio Output CH], [Audio Level], [Wireless Controller], [Photo], [Rec Review], [Delete Last Clip].
The default settings are as follows. [1]: [Standard IS], [2]: [Peaking], [3]: [Zebra], [4]: [WFM (LCD)], [5]: [Rec Review], [6]:
[Magnification], [7]: [Magnification], [8] to [13]: [(NONE)].
[12], [15], [18], [20], [21], [22], [24], [25], [26], [27], [28], [30]
When [Bit Rate/Resolution] is set to [50 Mbps 1280x720] or [35 Mbps 1280x720], you can also select:
[32], [34], [36], [40], [44], [48], [54], [60]
Available in the clip index screen only.
Available in the clip index screen and [e Mark] index screen only.
Available in the [Photos] index screen only.
[Reset All Settings]: Resets all the camcorder’s settings to default values.
[Tally Lamp]: Allows you to set whether the front and rear tally lamps illuminate while the camcorder is recording.
[Media Access LED]: Allows you to set whether the CF card access indicators or the SD card access indicator
illuminates while the camcorder is accessing a CF card or SD card.
[Genlock]: The phase difference between the external Genlock signal and the camcorder is initially set to 0. This
function allows you to adjust it within the range of approx. ±0.4 H (-1023 to 1023). When setting to 1000 or more
or -1000 or less, set the first field to -10.
Y
P
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[Title Prefix]: Determines the first 2 letters of the clip name. Combined with the [Number Setting] setting, this
constitutes the 6-character clip name.
[Number Setting]: Determines the last 4 digits of the clip name. Combined with the [Title Prefix] setting, this
constitutes the 6-character clip name. Select [Set] to assign a desired number to the first clip you record or select
[Reset] to reset the number to [0001].
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The numerals increase every time a clip is recorded.
[Delete Last Clip]: Deletes the last clip you recorded. This setting option will not appear if you turned the
camcorder off since recording the last clip.
[Country Code]: This identifier is the country code defined by ISO-3166-1 and is to be entered starting from the
left.
[Organization]: This identifier represents the organization that owns or operates the camcorder and can be
obtained by registering with the SMPTE Registration Authority. If the organization is not registered, enter [0000].
[User Code]: This identifier designates the user. Leave this blank if [Organization] is set to [0000].
[SDI Rec Command]: When you connect the camcorder to another device using the HD/SD SDI terminal, if you
start or stop recording with the camcorder, the other device will also start or stop recording.
[Delete All Photos]: Deletes all the photos recorded on the SD card.
[Reset Hour Meter]: The camcorder has two “hour meters” – the first keeps track of total operation time and the
second keeps track of operation time since the last time the second hour meter was reset with this function.
[Firmware]: You can verify the current version of the camcorder’s firmware. This menu option is usually unavailable.
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Displaying the Status Screens
You can use the status screens to check the camcorder’s various recording- and playback-related settings. You
can also output the status screens on an external monitor.
Operating modes:
1 Press the STATUS button.
• The status screen most recently displayed will appear unless you
turned off the camcorder or changed the operating mode. In such
case, the [Camera] status screen appears in
mode and the
[Buttons / Remote] status screen appears in
mode.
2 Push the joystick up/down or use the SELECT dial to scroll through
the status screens.
3 When you are finished, press the STATUS button again to exit the
status screens.
• Alternatively, you can press the MENU or CUSTOM PICT. button. Doing
so will exit the status screen and open the respective menu.
Status screen
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Description
[Camera]
Displays settings related to recording, such as gain, focus and zoom.
N
–
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[Buttons / Remote]
Allows you to verify the current function of each assignable button
and whether the wireless controller is on.
N
N
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[Audio]*
Displays settings related to audio.
N
N
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[Media]
Displays information about the recording media.
N
N
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[Video]
Displays the settings for the video terminals and which special
recording mode is in effect.
N
N
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[User Memo]
Displays the user memo that will be recorded with clips.
N
–
182
[Battery / Hour Meter]
Allows you to check the remaining battery time, battery life and how
long the camcorder has been in operation.
N
N
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Displays the settings for the custom picture file that will be
embedded into clips.
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[X Data 1/3]
[X Data 2/3]
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[X Data 3/3]
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* Does not appear in the [Photos] index screen.
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[Camera] Status Screen (
Displaying the Status Screens
mode)
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Gain (0 63)
Gain limit (0 63)
Autofocus mode (0 58)
Grip zoom rocker setting (0 78)
Zoom speed of handle zoom rocker (0 79)
Zoom speed of wireless controller (0 80)
[Buttons / Remote] Status Screen
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7
8
9
10
11
Flicker reduction (0 68)
Focus limit (0 61)
Face AF (0 60)
Zoom speed level (0 78)
Zoom speed of grip zoom rocker (0 78)
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1
1
2
1
Assignable buttons 1 to 13* (0 113)
* Assignable buttons 8 to 13 do not appear in
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2
mode.
Wireless controller (0 37)
Displaying the Status Screens
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[Audio] Status Screen
In
mode
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In
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mode
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1
2
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4
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6
Built-in microphone low-cut filter (0 91)
Built-in microphone sensitivity (0 92)
XLR terminal recording channel (0 93)
External microphone sensitivity (0 94)
Audio limiter (0 95)
Audio output delay (0 150)
[Media] Status Screen
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CF card A
CF card B
SD card
Total space on CF card A
Used space on CF card A
Available recording time on CF card A
Audio output level of the AV terminal (0 151)
Built-in microphone attenuator (0 92)
Linking recording levels of XLR terminals (0 95)
External microphone attenuator (0 94)
Audio reference signal (0 98)
Speaker volume (0 134)
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8
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10
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Approximate used space on CF card A
Total space on SD card
Used space on SD card
Available number of shots on SD card
Approximate used space on SD card
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Displaying the Status Screens
NOTES
• Depending on the recording media, the total space displayed on the screen may differ from the capacity listed
on the CF card or SD card.
[Video] Status Screen
1
2
3
1
2
3
4
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HDMI OUT terminal status
HD/SD SDI terminal output setting (b only,
0 148)
Superimposing onscreen displays to HD output
(0 149)
HD/SD COMPONENT OUT terminal output status
(0 148)
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[User Memo] Status Screen (
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Superimposing onscreen displays to SD output
(0 149)
SD output setting (0 146)
Special recording mode (0 104)
Number of frames for interval recording mode
(0 104) or frame recording mode (0 106)
Interval length for interval recording mode (0 104)
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5
Filming location
Clip description
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mode)
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User memo file name
Clip title
Camera operator
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[Battery / Hour Meter] Status Screen
1
2
3
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5
1
2
3
Remaining recording time
Remaining recording time indicator
Battery life indicator
[X Data 1/3] Status Screen (
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5
Total operation time (0 178)
Operation time since using [Reset Hour Meter]
(0 178)
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mode)
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Custom picture file name (0 115)
Gamma (0 119)
Master pedestal (0 119)
Master black RGB levels (0 119)
Black gamma settings (level, range and point)
(0 120)
Knee settings (automatic, slope, point and
saturation) (0 120)
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8
9
9
Skin detail settings (hue, chroma, area and Y level)
(0 122)
Selective NR settings (hue, chroma, area and Y
level) (0 123)
Low key saturation (0 120)
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[X Data 2/3] Status Screen (
Displaying the Status Screens
mode)
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2
3
Sharpness settings (level, horizontal detail
frequency, horizontal/vertical detail balance, and
limit) (0 121)
Sharpness settings (select, knee aperture gain and
slope) (0 121)
Level depend settings (level, slope and offset)
(0 122)
[X Data 3/3] Status Screen (
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2
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1
2
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4
C
mode)
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Coring settings (level, offset, curve and depth)
(0 121)
Noise reduction (0 122)
Color matrix settings (select, gain and phase)
(0 123)
Color matrix settings (R-G, G-R, B-R, R-B, G-B
and B-G) (0 123)
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White balance RGB gain (0 124)
Color correction (0 124)
Area A settings (phase, chroma, area and Y level)
(0 124)
Area A revision settings (level and phase) (0 124)
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7
5
6
7
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Area B settings (phase, chroma, area and Y level)
(0 124)
Area B revision settings (level and phase) (0 124)
Clip at 100% (0 125)
Setup level and press (0 125)
Troubleshooting
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Troubleshooting
If you have a problem with your camcorder, refer to this section. Consult your dealer or a Canon Service Center if
the problem persists.
Power source
The camcorder will not turn on or it turns off by itself.
- The battery pack is exhausted. Replace or charge the battery pack.
- Remove the battery pack and reattach it correctly.
Cannot charge the battery pack.
- The temperature of the battery pack is outside the charging range. If the battery pack’s temperature is below 0 °C
(32 °F), warm it before charging it; if it is above 40 °C (104 °F), let the battery pack cool down before charging it.
- Charge the battery pack in temperatures between 0 °C and 40 °C (32 °F and 104 °F).
- The battery pack is faulty. Replace the battery pack.
The battery pack is exhausted extremely quickly even at normal temperatures.
- Check the [Battery / Hour Meter] status screen (0 179) to see whether the battery pack is at the end of its service life. If
so, buy a new battery pack.
Recording
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Pressing the START/STOP button will not start recording.
- The CF card is full or it already contains the maximum number of clips (999 clips). Delete some clips (0 140) or save
your clips (0 152) and initialize the CF card (0 41) to free some space. Alternatively, replace the CF card.
- The START/STOP lock lever on the handle is set to R, rendering the handle’s START/STOP button inoperable. Change
the position of the lock lever.
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The point where the START/STOP button was pressed does not match the beginning/end of the recording.
- There is a slight interval between pressing the START/STOP button and the actual start/end of recording. This is not a
malfunction.
The camcorder will not focus.
- Focus manually (0 54).
- The viewfinder is not adjusted. Use the dioptric adjustment lever to make the proper adjustment (0 33).
- The lens or Instant AF sensor is dirty. Clean the lens or sensor with a soft lens-cleaning cloth (0 195). Never use tissue
paper to clean the lens.
When a subject flits across in front of the lens, the image appears slightly bent.
- This is a phenomenon typical of CMOS image sensors. When a subject crosses very quickly in front of the camcorder,
the image may seem slightly warped. This is not a malfunction.
Changing between recording (NREC) and record pause (STBY) takes longer than usual.
- When the CF card contains a large number of clips, some operations may take longer than usual. Save your clips
(0 152) and initialize the CF card (0 41). Alternatively, replace the CF card.
The camcorder cannot record to a CF card properly.
- This may occur as recordings are made and deleted over time. Save your clips (0 152) and initialize the CF card
(0 41).
After using the camcorder for a long time, it becomes hot.
- The camcorder may become hot after using it continuously for long periods of time; this is not a malfunction. If the
camcorder becomes unusually hot or it becomes hot after using it only for a short while, it may indicate a problem with
the camcorder. Consult a Canon Service Center.
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Playback
Cannot delete a clip.
- You cannot delete clips with an e mark. Remove the e mark (0 138) to delete the clip.
Deleting clips takes longer than usual.
- When the CF card contains a large number of clips, some operations may take longer than usual. Save your clips
(0 152) and initialize the CF card (0 41).
Cannot delete a photo.
- The photo is protected. Remove the protection (0 117).
- The LOCK switch on the SD card is set to prevent accidental erasure. Change the position of the LOCK switch.
Cannot copy clips.
- There is not enough available space on the CF card being copied to or the CF card already contains the maximum
number of clips (999 clips). Delete some clips (0 140) to free some space or replace the CF card.
Indicators and Onscreen Displays
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U lights up in red.
- Battery pack is exhausted. Replace or charge the battery pack.
V appears on the screen.
- The camcorder cannot communicate with the battery pack attached so the remaining battery time cannot be displayed.
The tally lamps do not illuminate.
- Set [Other Functions]
[Tally Lamp]
[Front] or [Rear] to [On].
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The tally lamps flash quickly.
(4 flashes per second)
- The battery pack is exhausted. Replace or charge the battery pack.
- There is not enough available space on the CF card. Delete some clips (0 140) to free some space or replace the CF
card.
- A system error has occurred. Turn off the camcorder and back on again. If this does not solve the problem, consult a
Canon Service Center.
The tally lamps flash slowly.
(1 flash per second)
- The combined available space on both CF cards is low. Replace the CF card that is not being recorded onto.
O appears in red on the screen.
- The focus mode ring is not correctly set. Turn the ring to either AF/MF or FULL MF until the PUSH button locks (0 54) .
b appears in red on the screen.
- An SD card error occurred. Turn off the camcorder. Remove and reinsert the SD card. Initialize the SD card if the display
does not change back to normal.
- The SD card is full. Replace the SD card or delete some photos (0 164) to free some space on the SD card.
Even after stopping recording, the CFj/CFl access indicator stays illuminated in red.
- The clip is being recorded. This is not a malfunction.
Picture and Sound
Screen displays turn on and off repeatedly.
- The battery pack is exhausted. Replace or charge the battery pack.
- Remove the battery pack and reattach it correctly.
Abnormal characters appear on the screen and the camcorder does not operate properly.
- Disconnect the power source and reconnect it after a short time. If the problem still persists, perform one of the
following actions.
• Disconnect the power source and press the RESET button. This resets all the camcorder’s settings to default values
except for custom picture settings and the hour meter.
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• Use the [Other Functions]
except for the hour meter.
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[Reset All Settings] function. This resets all the camcorder’s settings to default values
Video noise appears on screen.
- Keep a distance between the camcorder and devices that emit strong electromagnetic fields (plasma TVs, cellular
phones, etc.).
Horizontal bands appear on the screen.
- This is a phenomenon typical of CMOS image sensors when recording under some types of fluorescent, mercury or
sodium lamps. To reduce the symptoms, set [Camera Setup]
[Flicker Reduction] to [Automatic] (0 68) or set the
shutter speed to 1/100 (0 66). This is not a malfunction.
Audio cannot be recorded.
- The AUDIO IN switch is not set correctly (0 91).
- An external microphone connected to the XLR terminal requires phantom power. Set the XLR terminal switch to
MIC+48V (0 93).
Audio is recorded at an extremely low level.
- The AUDIO LEVEL switch is set to M, and the recording level is set too low. Check the audio level meter on the LCD
screen and adjust the audio level correctly (0 95).
- The microphone attenuator is on. Turn off the microphone attenuator of the built-in microphone (0 92) or external
microphone (0 94).
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Sound is distorted or is recorded at lower levels.
- When recording near loud sounds (such as fireworks, shows or concerts), sound may become distorted or it may not be
recorded at the actual levels. Activate the microphone attenuator of the built-in microphone (0 92) or external
microphone (0 94), or adjust the audio recording level manually.
The picture is displayed correctly but there is no sound from the built-in speaker.
- Speaker volume is turned off. Adjust the volume (0 134).
- If headphones are connected to the camcorder, disconnect them.
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Recording Media and Accessories
Cannot insert the recording media.
- The CF card or SD card you are trying to insert is not facing the correct direction. Turn it over and insert it.
Cannot record on the CF card.
- A compatible CF card must be used (0 39).
- Initialize the CF card (0 41) when you use it with the camcorder for the first time.
- The CF card is full or it already contains the maximum number of clips (999 clips). Delete some clips (0 140) to free
some space or replace the CF card.
Cannot record on the SD card.
- Initialize the SD card (0 41) when you use it with the camcorder for the first time.
- The LOCK switch on the SD card is set to prevent accidental erasure. Change the position of the LOCK switch.
- The SD card is full. Delete some photos (0 164) to free some space or replace the SD card.
- The folder and file numbers have reached their maximum value. Set the [Other Functions]
[Photo Numbering] setting
to [Reset] and insert a new SD card.
Recording to and playing back from a CF card is slow.
- This may occur as video is recorded/deleted over time. Save your clips (0 152) and initialize the CF card (0 41).
Recording to and playing back from an SD card is slow.
- This may occur as photos are recorded/deleted over time. Save your photos and initialize the SD card (0 41).
The wireless controller will not work.
- Set [Other Functions]
[Wireless Controller] to [On].
- Replace the battery of the wireless controller.
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Connections with External Devices
Video noise appears on a nearby TV screen.
- When using the camcorder in a room where a TV is located, keep a distance between the compact power adapter and
the power or antenna cables of the TV.
Playback looks fine on the camcorder but there is no image on the external monitor.
- The camcorder is not connected correctly to the external monitor. Make sure you are using the correct connection
(0 147).
- The video input on the external monitor is not set to the video terminal to which you connected the camcorder. Select
the correct video input.
There is no sound from the external monitor.
- When connecting the camcorder to an external monitor using the DTC-1500 Component Video Cable, make sure to
connect also the audio connections using the white and red plugs of the optional STV-250N Stereo Video Cable.
The camcorder is connected using a commercially available HDMI cable, but there is no picture or sound from the
external monitor.
- Disconnect the HDMI cable and then restore the connection or turn the camcorder off and then on again.
The computer does not recognize the camcorder even though the camcorder is connected correctly.
- Disconnect the USB cable and turn off the camcorder. After a short while, turn it on again and restore the connection.
- Connect the camcorder to a different USB port on the computer.
List of Messages
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Refer to this section if a message appears on the screen. The message will be displayed in the language according
to the [Other Functions]
[Language o] setting. The messages in this section appear in alphabetical order.
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Accessing CF A/CF B Do not remove
- You opened the CF card slot cover while the camcorder was accessing the CF card. Close the CF card slot cover.
- You opened the CF card slot cover while the camcorder was recording in double slot recording mode. Close the CF card
slot cover.
• During double slot recording, both “CF A” and “CF B” will appear in the message.
Cannot acquire battery information
- Battery information can be displayed only for batteries bearing the Intelligent System mark.
Cannot communicate with the battery pack. Continue using this battery pack?
- You attached a battery pack that does not bear the Intelligent System mark.
- If you are using a battery pack that bears the Intelligent System mark, there may be a problem with the camcorder or
battery pack. Consult a Canon Service Center.
Cannot play back
- The file control information is corrupted or there was a decoder error. Turn off the camcorder and back on again. If this
does not solve the problem, consult a Canon Service Center.
• Corrupted file control information cannot be recovered. CF cards or clips with corrupt file control information cannot
be read by the supplied Canon XF Utility or plugins.
Cannot record
- The file control information is corrupted or there was an encoder error. Turn off the camcorder and back on again. Then,
remove the CF card being used and reinsert it. Alternatively, replace the CF card. If this does not solve the problem,
consult a Canon Service Center.
• Corrupted file control information cannot be recovered. CF cards or clips with corrupt file control information cannot
be read by the supplied Canon XF Utility or plugins.
Cannot switch CF card slots
- The SLOT SELECT button was pressed while the camcorder is recording. Wait until recording is finished to change the
selected CF card slot.
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CF AJCF B / CF BJCF A Switched
- This message appears when you use the SLOT SELECT button to switch the CF card slot in use or recording continued
from one CF card to the other.
CF AJCF B / CF BJCF A Will switch in a moment
- The CF card is almost full so recording will continue on the other CF card in approximately 1 minute.
CF A/CF B Buffer overflow. Recording was stopped.
- The data transfer rate was too high for the CF card in use and the recording was stopped. Use a recommended card
(0 39).
CF A/CF B Cannot restore
- Could not recover data on the CF card. Save your clips (0 152) and initialize the CF card (0 41).
CF A/CF B error
- The CF card cannot be recognized or cannot be accessed. Check that the CF card is inserted correctly and not
malfunctioning.
CF A/CF B Management data is not supported and will be deleted
- This message may appear if you insert into the camcorder a CF card that was initialized by another Canon professional
camcorder. Check the contents of the CF card.
CF A/CF B Management file error Cannot record
- Cannot record because the camcorder cannot write to the file control information. This may occur if the files on the CF
card were accessed using another device. Save your clips (0 152) and initialize the CF card (0 41).
• During double slot recording, both “CF A” and “CF B” will appear in the message.
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CF A/CF B Media full
- CF card A or CF card B is full so recording will not start. Switch to the CF card in the other CF card slot to record.
CF A/CF B Media is not supported
- CF cards that are less than 512 MB or not UDMA-compatible cannot be used with the camcorder. Use a recommended
CF card (0 39).
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CF A/CF B Number of clips already at maximum
- The CF card already contains the maximum number of clips (999 clips). Replace the CF card or use the CF card in the
other CF card slot.
- Because both CF cards reached the maximum number of clips, double slot recording is not available.
• During double slot recording, both “CF A” and “CF B” will appear in the message.
CF A/CF B Using a card that supports UDMA mode 4 or higher is recommended
- The CF card’s UDMA mode is lower than UDMA4. We recommend using a CF card that with a UDMA mode of at least
UDMA4.
Change the battery pack
- The battery pack is exhausted. Replace or charge the battery pack.
Check data on CF A/CF B and initializing the card is recommended
- The CF card cannot be used for any of the following reasons.
• A problem has occurred with the CF card.
• The camcorder cannot read the CF card’s data.
• The CF card was initialized using a computer.
• The CF card has been partitioned.
- Save your clips (0 152) and initialize the CF card (0 41).
Check the SD card
- The SD card cannot be accessed. Check that the SD card is inserted correctly and not malfunctioning.
- Due to an SD card error, photos cannot be taken or viewed. Remove and then reinsert the SD card or use a different SD
card.
Cover is open
- The CF card slot cover was open when the camcorder was switched to or turned on in
mode. Close the cover.
Data on CF A/CF B needs recovering Attempt to recover?
- If data on the CF card is corrupted, such as when the power suddenly turned off while recording, the data must be
recovered. When this message appears, select [Yes] and press SET.
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Do not disconnect the USB cable or the power source until you safely end the connection from the computer. Cannot
write data with this connection. To write data to the camcorder, connect the compact power adapter then reconnect
the camcorder and computer.
- The camcorder cannot be operated while it is not being powered by the compact power adapter and is connected to a
computer with a USB cable. In addition, clips cannot be written back to the camcorder. To avoid corrupting the data on
the CF card, use the computer’s Safely Remove Hardware function to end the connection and disconnect the USB cable
before using the camcorder.
- To be able to write back clips to the camcorder, use the computer’s Safely Remove Hardware function to end the
connection, disconnect the USB cable, power the camcorder using the compact power adapter and only then connect it
to the computer again.
Do not disconnect the USB cable or the power source until you safely end the connection from the computer. Connect
the compact power adapter
- When the camcorder is in
mode and is connected to the computer with a USB cable, the camcorder cannot be
operated. Disconnecting the USB cable or power source while this message appears may result in permanent loss of
the clips on the CF card. Use the computer’s Safely Remove Hardware function to end the connection and disconnect
the USB cable before using the camcorder.
- To be able to write back clips to the camcorder, power the camcorder using the compact power adapter and only then
connect it to the computer using a USB cable.
File name error
- The folder and file numbers have reached their maximum value. Set [Other Functions]
and delete all the photos on the SD card (0 164) or initialize it (0 41).
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[Photo Numbering] to [Reset]
Invalid operation
- The following operations cannot be performed.
• Adding a shot mark to a clip that already has a shot mark or to a clip in frame recording mode or interval recording
mode.
• Adding an e mark to clip that already has an e mark or adding a Z mark to a clip that already has a Z mark.
• In
mode, immediately reviewing a recording made in a special recording mode.
• Pressing the START/STOP button when there is no CF card in the camcorder.
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Media full
- CF card A and CF card B are full. Delete some clips (0 140) to free some space or replace a CF card.
Media is almost full
- The amount of available space on CF card A and CF card B combined is low. Replace the CF card that is not selected.
No clips
- There are no clips on the CF card to play back. Clips must be recorded (0 45) in order to play them back.
No photos
- There are no photos on the SD card to play back. Photos must be taken (0 161) in order to view them.
No Shot Marks
- This message appears if shot marks in a clip were deleted from the [Shot Mark] index screen. Press the INDEX button to
return to the clip index screen.
Number of Shot Marks at maximum
- The shot mark could not be added because the clip already contains 100 shot marks (c and d marks combined). You
must delete shot marks (0 143) before adding any more.
Recorded in PAL standard Check data on CF A/CF B Initializing the card is also recommended
- The CF card contains clips that are recorded in the PAL system. Save your clips (0 152) and initialize the CF card
(0 41).
Recording was stopped.
- When recording a single clip for an extended period of time, the clip will be split into smaller video files every 2 GB. This
message will appear when the number of smaller video files reaches 99.
SD card error
- You inserted a MultiMedia Card (MMC) into the camcorder. Use a recommended SD card (0 39).
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Shot Mark Error
- Could not add a shot mark. If the message appears in
mode, try adding the mark again. If that does not work,
add the mark in
mode after you finish recording. If the message appears in
mode, turn off the camcorder
and then back on. Then, try to add the mark again.
System error
- Turn off the camcorder and back on again. If this does not solve the problem, there may be a malfunction with the
camcorder. Consult a Canon Service Center.
This photo cannot be displayed
- You may not be able to display photos taken with other devices or image files created or edited on a computer.
Z Mark Error
- Could not add a Z mark. If the message appears in
the mark in
mode. If the message appears in
add the mark again.
mode, try adding the mark again. If that does not work, add
mode, turn off the camcorder and then back on. Then, try to
e Mark Error
- Could not add an e mark. If the message appears in
the mark in
mode. If the message appears in
add the mark again.
mode, try adding the mark again. If that does not work, add
mode, turn off the camcorder and then back on. Then, try to
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Handling Precautions
Handling Precautions
Camcorder
Be sure to observe the following precautions to ensure maximum performance.
• Do not carry the camcorder by the LCD panel. Be careful when closing the LCD panel.
• Do not leave the camcorder in places subject to high temperatures (like the inside of a car parked under direct
sunlight), or high humidity.
• Do not use the camcorder near strong electromagnetic fields such as above TVs, near plasma TVs or mobile
phones. Using the camcorder in such places may cause anomalies in the video or audio or video noise to
appear.
• Do not use or store the camcorder in dusty or sandy places. The camcorder is not waterproof – avoid also
water, mud or salt. If any of the above should get into the camcorder it may damage the camcorder and/or the
lens.
• Do not point viewfinder lens at the sun or other strong light sources. Do not leave the camcorder pointed at a
bright subject. Internal components may become damaged due to concentration of the light by the lens. Be
careful especially when using a tripod or shoulder strap. When you are not using the viewfinder, make sure to
attach the viewfinder cap to the viewfinder.
• Be careful of heat generated by lighting equipment.
• Do not disassemble the camcorder. If the camcorder does not function properly, consult qualified service
personnel.
• Handle the camcorder with care. Do not subject the camcorder to shocks or vibration as this may cause
damage. When using the shoulder strap, do not allow the camcorder to swing and hit an object.
• When mounting the camcorder on a tripod, make sure that the tripod’s fastening
5.5 mm
screw is shorter than 5.5 mm (0.2 in.). Using other tripods may damage the
camcorder.
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Long-term storage
If you do not intend to use the camcorder for a long time, store it in a place free of
dust, in low humidity, and at temperatures not higher than 30 °C (86 °F).
Battery Pack
DANGER!
Treat the battery pack with care.
• Keep it away from fire (or it might explode).
• Do not expose the battery pack to temperature higher than 60 °C (140 °F). Do not leave it near a heater or
inside a car in hot weather.
• Do not try to disassemble or modify it.
• Do not drop it or subject it to shocks.
• Do not get it wet.
• Dirty terminals may cause a poor contact between the battery pack and the camcorder. Wipe the terminals with
a soft cloth.
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Long-term storage
• Store battery packs in a dry place at temperatures no higher than 30 °C (86 °F).
• To extend the battery life of the battery pack, discharge it completely before storing it.
• Charge and discharge all your battery packs fully at least once a year.
Always attach the battery terminal cover.
Do not allow any metal objects to touch the terminals (figure 1), as this can cause
a short circuit and damage the battery pack. Attach the terminal cover whenever
the battery pack is not being used (figure 2).
The battery terminal cover has a [V]-shaped hole. This is useful when you wish
to differentiate between charged and uncharged battery packs. For example, with
charged battery packs, attach the terminal cover so that the [V]-shaped hole
shows the colored label.
Back side of the
battery pack
Figure 1
Figure 2
Terminal cover attached
Charged
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Uncharged
Remaining battery time
If the remaining battery time displayed is not correct, charge the battery pack fully. Still, the correct time may not
be displayed if a fully charged battery pack is used continuously in high temperatures or it is left unused for long
periods of time. Also, the correct remaining time may not be displayed, depending on the battery life. Use the time
shown on the screen as an approximation.
Regarding the use of non-Canon battery packs
• We recommend using genuine Canon battery packs bearing the Intelligent System mark.
• If you attach to the camcorder battery packs that are not genuine Canon battery packs,
the remaining battery time will not be displayed.
Recording Media
• We recommend backing up the recordings on the recording media onto your computer. Data may be corrupted
or lost due to defects or exposure to static electricity. Canon shall not be liable for lost or corrupted data.
• Do not touch or expose the terminals to dust or dirt.
• Do not use recording media in places subject to strong magnetic fields.
• Do not leave recording media in places subject to high humidity and high temperature.
• Do not disassemble, bend, drop, or subject recording media to shocks and do not expose them to water.
• Check the direction before inserting the recording media. Forcing recording media into the slot if it is not
correctly oriented may damage the recording media or the camcorder.
• Do not attach any labels or stickers on the recording media.
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Handling Precautions
• SD cards: SD cards have a physical switch to prevent writing on the card so as to
avoid the accidental erasure of the card’s content. To write-protect the SD card, set
the switch to the LOCK position.
LOCK switch
Built-in Rechargeable Lithium Battery
The camcorder has a built-in rechargeable lithium battery to keep the date/time and other settings. The built-in
lithium battery is recharged while you use the camcorder; however, it will discharge completely if you do not use
the camcorder for about 3 months.
To recharge the built-in lithium battery: Connect the DC cable and compact power adapter to the camcorder and
use a household power outlet to power the camcorder for 24 hours while it is turned off.
Lithium Button Battery
WARNING!
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• The battery used in this device may present a fire or chemical burn hazard if mishandled.
• Do not disassemble, modify, immerse in water, heat above 100 °C (212 °F) or incinerate the battery.
• Replace with a CR2025 battery made by Panasonic, Hitachi Maxell, Sony, Sanyo, or with Duracell2025. Use
of other batteries may present a risk of fire or explosion.
• Do not insert the battery into the mouth. If swallowed, seek medical assistance immediately. The battery
case may break and the battery fluids may cause internal injuries.
• Keep the battery out of the reach of children.
• Do not recharge, short-circuit or insert the battery in the wrong direction.
• Dispose of the used battery according to applicable recycling regulations.
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• Do not pick up the battery using tweezers or other metal tools, as this will cause a short circuit.
• Wipe the battery with a clean dry cloth to ensure proper contact.
• For California, USA only: The lithium battery included contains Perchlorate Material – special handling may
apply.
See www.dtsc.ca.gov/hazardouswaste/perchlorate for details.
Disposal
When you delete data on the recording media, only the file allocation table is altered and stored data is not
physically erased. When disposing of or giving the recording media to another person, initialize it using the [Initialize
Media] option for CF cards or [Complete] initialization option for SD cards (0 41). Fill it up with unimportant
recordings, and then initialize it again using the same option. This makes recovering the original recordings very
difficult.
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Maintenance/Others
Cleaning
Camcorder Body
• Use a soft, dry cloth to clean the camcorder body. Never use chemically treated cloths or volatile solvents such
as paint thinner.
Lens and Instant AF Sensor
• If the lens surface or Instant AF sensor is dirty, autofocus may not work properly.
• Remove any dust or dirt particles using a non-aerosol type blower brush.
• Use a clean, soft lens-cleaning cloth to gently wipe the lens using commercially available cleaning fluid for
eyeglasses. Never use tissue paper.
LCD Screen
• Clean the LCD screen using a clean, soft lens-cleaning cloth.
• Condensation may form on the surface of the screen when the temperature changes suddenly. Wipe it with a
soft dry cloth.
Viewfinder
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1 Slide the RELEASE switch in the direction of the of the arrow () and remove the viewfinder finder unit
by sliding it as shown in the illustration ().
2 Wipe away dirt with a cotton swab ().
3 Reattach the viewfinder unit by sliding it back onto the camcorder ().
IMPORTANT
• Be careful not to scratch the glass and screen when cleaning them.
Condensation
Moving the camcorder rapidly between hot and cold temperatures may cause condensation (water droplets) to
form on its internal surfaces. Stop using the camcorder if condensation is detected. Continued use may damage
the camcorder.
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Maintenance/Others
Condensation may form in the following cases:
• When the camcorder is moved quickly from cold to warm places
• When the camcorder is left in a humid room
• When a cold room is heated rapidly
To avoid condensation
• Do not expose the camcorder to sudden or extreme changes in temperature.
• Remove the recording media and battery pack. Then, place the camcorder in an airtight plastic bag and let it
adjust gradually to temperature changes before removing it from the bag.
When condensation is detected
The camcorder automatically shuts off.
The precise time required for water droplets to evaporate will vary depending on the location and weather
conditions. As a general rule, wait for 2 hours before resuming use of the camcorder.
Using the Camcorder Abroad
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Power Sources
You can use the compact power adapter to operate the camcorder and to charge battery packs in any country
with power supply between 100 and 240 V AC, 50/60 Hz. Consult a Canon Service Center for information on plug
adapters for overseas use.
Playback on a TV Screen
You can only play back your recordings on TVs compatible with the NTSC system. NTSC is used in the following
regions/countries:
Americas: All of North America and Central America; most Caribbean islands (except in French territories like
Guadeloupe and Martinique); most of South America (except in Argentina, Brazil and Uruguay). Asia: Only in
Japan, the Philippines, South Korea, Taiwan and Myanmar. Oceania: US territories (Guam, American Samoa,
etc.) and some Pacific islands like Micronesia, Samoa and Tonga.
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Optional Accessories
The following optional accessories are compatible with this camcorder. The availability differs from area to area.
BP-955, BP-975,
BP-950G, BP-970G
Battery Pack
CA-930, CA-920
Compact Power
Adapter
CB-920 Car Battery
Adapter
TA-100 Tripod Adapter
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DC-920 DC Coupler
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WA-H82 Wide
Attachment
VL-10Li II Battery Video
Light
ZR-1000 Zoom
Remote Controller
IFC-400PCU
USB Cable
DC-930 DC Cable
TB-1 Tripod Adapter
Base
SBR-1000 Shooting
Brace
STV-250N Stereo Video
Cable
ZR-2000 Zoom
Remote Controller
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Call or visit your local retailer/dealer for genuine Canon video accessories. You can also obtain genuine
accessories for your Canon camcorder by calling: 1-800-828-4040, Canon U.S.A. Information Center.
Use of genuine Canon accessories is recommended.
This product is designed to achieve excellent performance when used with genuine Canon accessories. Canon
shall not be liable for any damage to this product and/or accidents such as fire, etc., caused by the malfunction
of non-genuine Canon accessories (e.g., a leakage and/or explosion of a battery pack). Please note that this
warranty does not apply to repairs arising out of the malfunction of non-genuine Canon accessories, although
you may request such repairs on a chargeable basis.
BP-950G
BP-970G
Battery Packs
When you need extra battery packs, select from the following: BP-955,
BP-975, BP-950G, BP-970G.
When you use battery packs bearing the Intelligent System mark, the
camcorder will communicate with the battery and display the remaining
usage time (accurate to 1 minute). You can only use and charge these battery
packs with camcorders and chargers compatible with Intelligent System.
Charging Times
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Use the CA-930 Compact Power Adapter to charge battery packs. The charging times given in the following table
are approximate and vary according to charging conditions and initial charge of the battery pack.
BP-955
BP-975
BP-950G
200 min.
295 min.
245 min.
Recording and Playback Times
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BP-970G
350 min.
Recording and playback times given in the following tables are approximate and vary according to recording mode
and charging, recording or playback conditions. The effective usage time of the battery pack may decrease when
recording in cold surroundings, when using the brighter screen settings, etc.
b
Bit rate
50 Mbps
Usage time
Recording (maximum)
Recording (typical)*
35 Mbps
BP-950G
BP-970G
385 min.
255 min.
350 min.
LCD screen
240 min.
370 min.
255 min.
345 min.
Viewfinder
155 min.
235 min.
155 min.
225 min.
LCD screen
150 min.
225 min.
150 min.
220 min.
LCD screen
310 min.
475 min.
325 min.
440 min.
Recording (maximum)
Viewfinder
250 min.
385 min.
265 min.
350 min.
LCD screen
240 min.
370 min.
255 min.
345 min.
Viewfinder
155 min.
235 min.
155 min.
230 min.
LCD screen
150 min.
225 min.
150 min.
220 min.
Playback
LCD screen
310 min.
475 min.
325 min.
440 min.
Recording (maximum)
Viewfinder
250 min.
385 min.
265 min.
350 min.
LCD screen
240 min.
370 min.
255 min.
345 min.
Viewfinder
155 min.
235 min.
155 min.
230 min.
LCD screen
150 min.
225 min.
150 min.
220 min.
LCD screen
310 min.
475 min.
325 min.
440 min.
Recording (typical)*
Playback
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BP-975
245 min.
Playback
Recording (typical)*
25 Mbps
BP-955
Viewfinder
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Bit rate
50 Mbps
Usage time
BP-955
BP-975
BP-950G
BP-970G
Viewfinder
280 min.
425 min.
290 min.
405 min.
LCD screen
265 min.
405 min.
280 min.
390 min.
Viewfinder
185 min.
260 min.
185 min.
255 min.
LCD screen
175 min.
250 min.
175 min.
245 min.
Playback
LCD screen
355 min.
535 min.
370 min.
530 min.
Recording (maximum)
Viewfinder
280 min.
425 min.
295 min.
405 min.
LCD screen
265 min.
405 min.
280 min.
390 min.
Viewfinder
185 min.
260 min.
185 min.
255 min.
LCD screen
175 min.
250 min.
175 min.
245 min.
Playback
LCD screen
355 min.
540 min.
375 min.
530 min.
Recording (maximum)
Viewfinder
280 min.
425 min.
295 min.
405 min.
LCD screen
270 min.
405 min.
280 min.
390 min.
Viewfinder
185 min.
260 min.
185 min.
260 min.
LCD screen
175 min.
250 min.
175 min.
245 min.
LCD screen
355 min.
540 min.
370 min.
530 min.
Recording (maximum)
Recording (typical)*
35 Mbps
Recording (typical)*
25 Mbps
Recording (typical)*
Playback
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CB-920 Car Battery Adapter
Use the car battery adapter to power the camcorder or charge battery packs
on the go. The car battery adapter plugs into your car’s cigarette lighter
socket and runs off a 12-24V DC negative ground battery.
TA-100 Tripod Adapter
The TA-100 allows you to quickly mount/unmount the
camcorder on/from a tripod.
SBR-1000 Shooting Brace
Using the SBR-1000 for additional support of the camcorder with the neck
strap will significantly lighten the load of the camcoder’s weight while
shooting.
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WA-H82 Wide Attachment
The wide attachment decreases the camcorder’s focal length by a factor of
0.8, allowing you to make recordings with a wider angle of view.
Remote Controller
When the ZR-2000 or ZR-1000 is connected to the camcorder’s REMOTE
terminal, it is possible to control functions such as the start and stop of
recording, the zoom and the focus functions while reviewing the picture on an
external monitor without touching the camcorder. This is particularly useful
while the camcorder is mounted on a tripod and you want to ensure
maximum stability of a shot.
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This mark identifies genuine Canon video accessories. When you use Canon video equipment, we
recommend Canon-brand accessories or products bearing the same mark.
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Product Codes
Provided accessories:
CA-930 Compact Power Adapter
DC-930 DC Cable
BP-955 Battery Pack
SS-1200 Shoulder Strap
WL-D6000 Wireless Controller
DTC-1500 Component Video Cable
Eye Cup
Viewfinder cap
4589B002AA
4590B001AA
4587B002AA
D81-1570-000
D83-0780-000
D82-0970-000
D54-0150-000
D54-0160-000
Optional accessories:
BP-975 Battery Pack
BP-950G Battery Pack
BP-970G Battery Pack
CA-920 Compact Power Adapter
DC-290 DC Coupler
DC-930 DC Cable
CB-920 Car Battery Adapter
IFC-400PCU USB Cable
TA-100 Tripod Adapter
TB-1 Tripod Adapter Base
SBR-1000 Shooting Brace
WA-H82 Wide Attachment
VL-10Li II Battery Video Light
STV-250N Stereo Video Cable
ZR-2000 Zoom Remote Controller
ZR-1000 Zoom Remote Controller
4588B002AA
0971B002AA
0972B002AA
8029A002AA
8033A001AA
4590B001AA
8034A002AA
9370A001AA
9859A001AA
4592B001AA
0975B001AA
4591B001AA
1729B001AA
3067A002BA
0973B002AA
3089A002AA
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Specifications
Specifications
XF305 / XF300
System
• Recording System
Movies: Video compression: MPEG-2 Long GOP;
Audio compression: Linear PCM, 16 bits, 48 kHz, 2 channels
File type: MXF
Photos: Image compression: JPEG
DCF (Design rule for Camera File system), compatible with Exif Ver. 2.2 and with DPOF
• Video Configuration (recording/playback)
50 Mbps (CBR, 4:2:2, 422P@HL)
1920x1080: 60i, 30P, 24P
1280x720: 60P, 30P, 24P
35 Mbps (VBR, 4:2:0, MP@HL)
1920x1080: 60i, 30P, 24P
1440x1080: 60i
1280x720: 60P, 30P, 24P
25 Mbps (CBR, 4:2:0, MP@H14)
1440x1080: 60i, 30P, 24P
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• Recording Media (not included)
Movies: CompactFlash (CF) Card Type I (two slots)
Photos: SD or SDHC (SD High Capacity) memory card*
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* Custom picture files, camera settings and user memo files can be saved and loaded.
• Maximum Recording Time**
16 GB CF Card
50 Mbps: 40 min., 35 Mbps: 55 min., 25 Mbps: 80 min.
64 GB CF Card
50 Mbps: 160 min., 35 Mbps: 225 min., 25 Mbps: 310 min.
** Approximate figures based on continuous recording.
• Image Sensor: Three 1/3-inch CMOS, approx. 2,070,000 pixels each (1920x1080)
• LCD screen: 4.0 in., wide, color, approx. 1,230,000 dots
• Viewfinder: 0.52 in., approx. 1,555,000 dots
• Microphone: Cross-layout, stereo electret condenser microphone
• Lens
f=4.1-73.8 mm, F1.6-2.8, 18x optical zoom
35 mm equivalent: 29.3-527.4 mm
• Lens Configuration
17 elements in 14 groups (1 single-sided and 2 double-sided aspheric elements); UD lens
• Color separation filter: Prism
• ND filter: Built-in (OFF, 1/4, 1/16, 1/64)
• Filter diameter: 82 mm
• AF System
Autofocus (TTL + external distance sensor when set to [Instant]) or Manual focus using focus ring
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• White Balance
Auto white balance, custom white balance, preset white balance settings or color temperature setting
• Iris: Auto or manual setting
• Gain: Auto (AGC) or manual (-6.0 dB to 33.0 dB, fine-tuning available)
• Shutter speed:
Auto, speed, angle, clear scan or slow shutter mode, off; 1/4 sec to 1/2000 sec (when [Frame Rate] is [24P]:
1/3 sec to 1/2000)
• Minimum Illumination:
0.08 lux (FULL AUTO switch is OFF, [Frame Rate] at [60i], gain at 33 dB, shutter speed at 1/4)
• Subject Illumination Range: 0.08 to 10,000 lux (when the [Frame Rate] is [60i])
• Image Stabilization: Optical-Shift Image Stabilizer
• Size of Video Recordings
50 Mbps, 35 Mbps: 1920x1080 pixels, 1440x1080 (35 Mbps only), 1280x720 pixels
25 Mbps: 1440x1080 pixels
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• Size of Photos
1920x1080, 1280x720 (only when capturing a photo from a clip)
Terminals
• b HD/SD SDI Terminal
BNC jack, output only, 0.8 Vp-p/75 Ω, unbalanced
HD-SDI:
SMPTE 292M
Video (1080i/720P), embedded audio, time code (VITC/LTC)
SD-SDI:
SMPTE 259M
Video (480i), embedded audio, time code (VITC/LTC)
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• HDMI OUT Terminal
HDMI mini connector, output only
• HD/SD COMPONENT OUT Terminal
720P (D4)/1080i (D3)/480i (D1) compatible, output only
Luminance (Y): 1 Vp-p / 75 Ω
Chrominance (Pb /Pr ): ±350 mV / 75 Ω
• AV Terminal
∅ 3.5 mm mini jack (audio and video), output only (dual purpose terminal also for headphones stereo output)
Video: 1 Vp-p / 75 Ω unbalanced
Audio: –10 dBV (47 kΩ load, output level 1Vrms) / 3 kΩ or less
• VIDEO 2 Terminal
BNC jack (video only), output only, 1 Vp-p/75 Ω, unbalanced
• XLR Terminal
XLR jack (pin1: shield, pin2: hot, pin3: cold), 2 sets
Sensitivity
MIC setting: -60 dBu (manual volume center, full scale -18 dB) / 600 Ω
LINE setting: 4 dBu (manual volume center, full scale -18 dB) / 10 kΩ
ATT: 20 dB
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Specifications
• W (Headphone) Terminal
∅ 3.5 mm stereo mini-jack, -f to -12 dBV (16 Ω load, volume range Min to Max) / 50 Ω or less
• b GENLOCK Terminal
BNC jack, input only: 1 Vp-p/75 Ω
• b TIME CODE Terminal
BNC jack
Input: 0.5 V – 18 Vp-p/10 kΩ
Output: 1 Vp-p/75 Ω
• REMOTE Terminal
∅ 2.5 mm stereo mini-jack
• USB Terminal
mini-B, USB 2.0 (Hi-Speed USB)
Power/Others
• Power supply (rated)
7.4 V DC (battery pack), 8.4 V DC (DC IN)
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• Power consumption (Recording at 50 Mbps with AF on, viewfinder/LCD screen normal brightness, SDI
output off)
b Viewfinder: 9.0 W, LCD screen: 9.3 W
c Viewfinder: 7.8 W, LCD screen: 8.1 W
• Operating temperature
0 – 40 °C (32 – 104 °F)
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• Dimensions (W x H x D)
180 x 236 x 396 mm (7.1 x 9.3 x 15.6 in.), including grip belt (excluding lens hood and eye cup)
• Weight (including grip belt; excluding lens hood and eye cup)
b 2,670 g (5.9 lb.) c 2,630 g (5.8 lb.)
CA-930 Compact Power Adapter
• Power supply
100 – 240 V AC, 50/60 Hz
• Rated output / consumption
As a power adapter: 8.4 V DC, 2.4 A / 46 VA (100 V) – 62 VA (240 V)
As a battery charger: 8.4 V DC, 1.5/2.0 A / 40 VA (100 V) – 54 VA (240 V)
• Operating temperature
0 – 40 °C (32 – 104 °F)
• Dimensions (W x H x D)
85 x 51 x 110 mm (3.3 x 2.0 x 4.3 in.)
• Weight
240 g (8.5 oz.)
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BP-955 Battery Pack
• Battery type
Rechargeable lithium ion battery, compatible with Intelligent System
• Rated voltage
7.4 V DC
• Operating temperature
0 – 40 °C (32 – 104 °F)
• Battery capacity
Typical: 5,200 mAh
Minimum: 37 Wh / 4,900 mAh
• Dimensions (W x H x D)
38.2 x 43.5 x 70.5 mm (1.5 x 1.7 x 2.8 in.)
• Weight
220 g (7.8 oz)
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Weight and dimensions are approximate. Errors and omissions excepted.
The information in this manual is verified as of May 2012. Subject to change without notice.
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Index
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Abroad, using the camcorder . . . . . . . . . . . . . .196
Accessories . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .197
AE level . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .71
AGC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .63
AGC limit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .63
Aperture . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .69
Aspect ratio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .146
Assignable buttons . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .113
Audio output . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .150
Audio peak limiter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .171
Audio recording . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .91
Audio recording level . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .94
Audio reference signal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .98
AV terminal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .149
AWB - Auto white balance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .73
B
Battery pack . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .23
Bit rate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .53
Built-in backup battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .194
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C
Camera settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .128
CF card
Inserting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .39
Recording method . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .43
Recovering data . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .44
Removing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .40
Check marks (Z) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .137
Clips
Adding an e mark/Z mark . . . . . . . . .137
Adding/
Deleting shot marks . . . .102, 134, 143
Copying . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .138
Deleting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .140
Displaying clip information . . . . . . . . . .136
Playback . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .131
Color bars . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .98
Condensation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .195
Connection to an external monitor . . . . . . . . . .147
Custom displays . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .127
Custom functions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .126
*b only
206
Custom picture . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 115
Custom picture settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 119
D
Date and time . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
Date Format . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 176
DC IN terminal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
Drop frame (time code) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 85
E
Edge monitor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100
Embedded audio* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 150
Eye cup . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
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Flicker reduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68
Focal length guide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 111
Focus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54
Focus limit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61
Focus mode ring . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54
Focus ring . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54
Frame rate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53
Frame recording mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 106
Free-run (time code) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84
Full auto mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47
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Gain . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63
GENLOCK terminal* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 88
Grip belt . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
H
HD/SD COMPONENT OUT terminal . . . . . . . . 148
HD/SD SDI terminal* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 148
HDMI OUT terminal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 148
Headphone terminal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 96
Hour meter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 178
I
Image stabilizer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62
Index screens
Changing clip thumbnail . . . . . . . . . . . .144
Clips . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .129
Expand clip . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .142
Shot marks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .141
Initializing recording media . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .41
Interval recording mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .104
Iris . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .69
Iris limit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .69
Iris ring . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .69
L
Language . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .29
LCD panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .34
LCD screen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .35
Lens hood . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .32
Light metering . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .71
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Photos
Copying custom picture files . . . . . . . . 166
Deleting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 164
Protecting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 165
Viewing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 163
Playback
Clips . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 131
Photos . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 163
Power save mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52
Power supply . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
POWER switch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
Pre-recording mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 108
PUSH AF . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59
PUSH AUTO IRIS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70
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Macro shooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .61
Menu settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .169
Message list . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .188
Metadata . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .97
Microphone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .91, 92
Microphone attenuator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .92, 94
Microphone sensitivity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .92, 94
Monitoring audio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .96
MXF file type . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4
R
Rec run (time code) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84
Recording clips . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45
Remaining battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
REMOTE terminal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80
Resetting all settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 176
Resolution (frame size) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53
Reviewing a recording . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 103
Running mode (time code) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84
S
OK marks (e) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .137
Onscreen markers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .81
Optical axis shift . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .110
Safety zone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81
Saving clips to a computer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 152
SD card . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41
Shooting frame rate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 107
Shot marks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 102, 134
Shutter speed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66
Side panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50
Slow & fast motion recording mode . . . . . . . . 107
Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 202
Status screens . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 179
Switching CF card slots . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42
P
T
Peaking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .57
Phantom power (microphone) . . . . . . . . . . . . . .93
Taking photos . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 161
Tally lamp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 176
Temporary auto exposure (PUSH AUTO IRIS) . . 70
Temporary autofocus (Push AF) . . . . . . . . . . . . 59
N
ND filter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .72
Non-drop frame (time code) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .85
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*b only
207
Terminal covers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .37
Time code . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .84, 89
TIME CODE terminal* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .89
Tripod . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .38, 192
Troubleshooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .185
Turning the camcorder on/off . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .27
Waveform monitor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 99
White balance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73
Wide attachment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 170
Wireless controller . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
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U
USB terminal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .21
User bit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .87
User memo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .97
V
Vectorscope . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .100
VIDEO 2 terminal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .149
Video configuration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .53
Video output configuration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .145
Viewfinder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .35
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W
XLR terminals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 91
Z
Zebra pattern . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Zoom . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Zoom ring . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Zoom rockers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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USA
CANON DIGITAL VIDEO PRODUCTS LIMITED WARRANTY FOR THE UNITED STATES
The limited warranty set forth below is given by Canon U.S.A., Inc. ("Canon USA") with respect to Canon Digital Video Products (the "Products")* purchased
in the United States. Warranty coverage is subject to the country where the unit was purchased.
This limited warranty are only effective upon presentation of your Bill of Sale or other proof of purchase.
The Products are warranted under normal use, against defective materials or workmanship as follows:
Parts: Defective parts will be exchanged for new parts or comparable rebuilt parts for a period of ONE YEAR from the date of original purchase. Labor: For a
period of ONE YEAR from the date of original purchase, labor will be provided free of charge by our factory service centers or designated service facilities
located in the United States.
When returning Products under this warranty, you must pre-pay the shipping charges, and you must enclose the Bill of Sale or other proof of purchase with
a complete explanation of the problem. During the ONE-YEAR warranty period, repairs will be made and the Products will be return-shipped to you free of
charge. For repairs after the warranty period is over, you will be given an estimate of the cost of repair and an opportunity to approve or disapprove of the
repair expense before it is incurred. If you approve, repairs will be made and the Products will be return-shipped to you. (shipping charges apply). If you
disapprove, we will return-ship the Products at no charge to you.
Non-Canon brand peripheral products and software which may be distributed with, or factory loaded on, the Products, are sold "AS IS" without
warranty of any kind by Canon USA, including any implied warranty regarding merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose. The sole warranty
with respect to such non-Canon brand items is given by the manufacturer or producer thereof. If the Products contain a hard disk drive or a flash
memory, Canon USA recommends that data stored on that drive be duplicated or backed up to prevent its loss in the event of failure or other
malfunction of such drive.
Canon USA shall have no responsibility under this limited warranty for use of the Products in conjunction with incompatible peripheral products and
incompatible software.
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You may obtain technical support for your Products as follows:
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This Limited Warranty covers all defects encountered in normal use of the Products and does not apply in the following cases:
A) Loss or damage to the Products due to abuse, mishandling, accident, improper maintenance, or failure to follow operating instructions;
B) If the Products are defective as a result of leaking batteries, sand, dirt or water damage;
C) If defects or damages are caused by the use of unauthorized parts or by service other than by Canon USA's factory service centers or authorized
service facilities;
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to accessories or consumables for the Products, which are sold "AS IS", without warranty of any kind by Canon USA. Please retain this warranty card and
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YOU).THIS WARRANTY SHALL NOT EXTEND TO ANYONE OTHER THAN THE ORIGINAL PURCHASER OF THIS PRODUCTS OR THE PERSON FOR WHOM IT
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*The battery pack packaged with the Products carries a separate ninety (90) day limited warranty.
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CANADA
CANON DIGITAL VIDEO PRODUCTS LIMITED WARRANTY
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purchased in Canada. This limited warranty is only effective upon presentation of a bill of sale or other proof of purchase for these Products to a Canon
Service Facility when repairs are required. The Products are warranted under normal use, against defective materials or workmanship as follows:
Parts: Defective parts will be exchanged for new parts or, at Canon Canada's option, comparable rebuilt parts for a period of one year from the date of
original purchase. Labour: For a period of one year from the date of original purchase, labour will be provided free of charge by our Canon Service Facilities
in Canada. This limited warranty covers all defects except where:
(a) The loss or damage to the products results from:
i) accident, natural disaster, mishandling, abuse, neglect, unauthorized products modification or failure to follow instructions contained in the
instruction manual;
ii) the use of accessories, attachments, products, supplies, parts or devices with the Products that do not conform to Canon specifications or that
cause abnormally frequent service problems;
iii) repairs or services performed by any party other than a Canon Service Facility;
iv) defective batteries or any exposure to water, sand or dirt:
v) shipping (claim must be presented to the shipper);
(b) Any serial number on the video Products is altered or removed.
This limited warranty does not cover the cabinet (exterior finish) of the Products, media, nor does it apply to Products purchased outside Canada. If the
Products contain a hard disk drive or a flash memory, Canon Canada recommends that data stored on that drive be duplicated or backed up to prevent its
loss in the event of a failure or other malfunction of such drive.
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You may obtain technical support for your Products as follows:
Internet support for English at www.canon.ca/english/cs (E-mail support also available)
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Telephone assistance from a Canon Canada Customer Care representative free of charge during regular business hours at 1-800-OK-CANON (1-800-6522666)
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NOTICE TO CONSUMER
If you plan to take important videos or if the Products have not been used for some time, please check all functions with the instruction book before using it.
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