Canon VIXIA HFM50 Instruction manual

PUB. DIE-0416-000
HD Camcorder
Instruction Manual
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Introduction
Important Usage Instructions
WARNING
TO REDUCE THE RISK OF FIRE OR ELECTRIC SHOCK, DO NOT EXPOSE THIS PRODUCT TO RAIN
OR MOISTURE.
COPYRIGHT WARNING:
Unauthorized recording of copyrighted materials may infringe on the rights of copyright
owners and be contrary to copyright laws.
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.
While using the compact power adapter, do not wrap it or cover it with a piece of cloth, and do
not place it in confined narrow spaces.
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 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.
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.
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FCC/IC NOTICE
HD Camcorder, VIXIA HF M52 / VIXIA HF M50 / VIXIA HF M500 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.
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.
Model ID0008 (including WLAN Module Model WM217)
This device complies with Industry Canada license-exempt RSS standard(s). Operation is subject to the
following two conditions: (1) this device may not cause interference, and (2) this device must accept
any interference, including interference that may cause undesired operation of the device.
This transmitter must not be co-located or operated in conjunction with any other antenna or
transmitter.
The available scientific evidence does not show that any health problems are associated with using
low-power wireless devices. There is no proof, however, that these low power wireless devices are
absolutely safe. Low-power wireless devices emit low levels of radio frequency energy (RF) in the
microwave range while being used. Whereas high levels of RF can produce health effects (by heating
tissue), exposure to low-level RF that does not produce heating effects causes no known adverse
health effects. Many studies of low-level RF exposures have not found any biological effects. Some
studies have suggested that some biological effects might occur, but such findings have not been
confirmed by additional research. This model has been tested and found to comply with FCC/IC
radiation exposure limits set forth for an uncontrolled equipment and meets the FCC radio frequency
(RF) Exposure Guidelines in Supplement C to OET65 and RSS-102 of the IC radio frequency (RF)
Exposure rules.
Canon U.S.A., Inc.
One Canon Plaza, Lake Success, NY 11042, U.S.A.
Tel No. (516)328-5600
This Class B digital apparatus complies with Canadian ICES-003.
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IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
In these safety instructions the word “apparatus” refers to the Canon HD Camcorder
VIXIA HF M52 / VIXIA HF M50 / VIXIA HF M500 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.
Protect the power cord from being walked on or pinched particularly at plugs, convenience
receptacles, and the point where they exit from the apparatus.
Only use attachments/accessories specified by the manufacturer.
Unplug this apparatus during lightning storms or when unused for long periods of time.
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.
CA-110 identification plate is located on the bottom.
REGIONS OF USE
VIXIA HF M52 and VIXIA HF M50 are in compliance (as of January 2012) with the radio
signal regulations of the regions listed below. For details on other regions where they can
be used, make inquiries with the contacts listed on the back side of this instruction manual.
REGIONS
Canada, Hong Kong S.A.R., USA
Model
ID0008: VIXIA HF M52 / VIXIA HF M50
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Trademark Acknowledgements
• SD, SDHC and SDXC Logos are trademarks of SD-3C, LLC.
• Microsoft and Windows are trademarks or registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States
and/or other countries.
• App Store, iPhone, iTunes, Mac OS and Macintosh are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and
other countries.
• “x.v.Color” and the “x.v.Color” logo are trademarks.
• 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.
• “AVCHD” and the “AVCHD” logo are trademarks of Panasonic Corporation
and Sony Corporation.
• Manufactured under license from Dolby Laboratories.
“Dolby” and the double-D symbol are trademarks of Dolby Laboratories.
• YouTube is a trademark of Google Inc.
• Facebook is a registered trademark of Facebook, Inc.
• Wi-Fi is a registered trademark of the Wi-Fi Alliance.
• Wi-Fi Certified, WPA, WPA2, and the Wi-Fi Certified logo are trademarks of the Wi-Fi Alliance.
• WPS as used on the camcorder's settings, onscreen displays and in this manual signifies Wi-Fi Protected
Setup.
• DLNA, the DLNA Logo and DLNA CERTIFIED are trademarks, service marks, or certification marks of the Digital
Living Network Alliance.
• 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.
• “Full HD 1080” refers to Canon camcorders compliant with high-definition video
composed of 1,080 vertical pixels (scanning lines).
• 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.
• This product is licensed under AT&T patents for the MPEG-4 standard and may be used for encoding MPEG-4
compliant video and/or decoding MPEG-4 compliant video that was encoded only (1) for a personal and noncommercial purpose or (2) by a video provider licensed under the AT&T patents to provide MPEG-4 compliant
video. No license is granted or implied for any other use for MPEG-4 standard.
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Exciting Features and New Functions
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Wi-Fi Functions
Audio Scene Select
(A 114)
(A 163)
Enjoy the freedom of Wi-Fi
functions by making your
camcorder an active part of your
Wi-Fi home network or by
conveniently accessing Wi-Fi
hotspots to upload your videos
wherever you may be.
• You can save your recordings
wirelessly to a computer in your
home network using the supplied software Network Utility
(A 170). You can also send
your recordings wirelessly to an
FTP server (A 170), for example to send your videos from
your vacation spot to a networkattached storage drive back
home.
• You can upload your recordings
wirelessly, directly from your
camcorder to YouTube and
Facebook (A 174).
• You can play back the recordings in your camcorder from
DLNA-compatible TV sets and
other DLNA media players connected to your home network
(A 178).
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Optimize the audio settings of the
built-in microphone by selecting
the audio scene that matches
your surroundings. Your audience
will feel even more immersed in
the scene during playback.
Cinema-Look Filters
(A 70)
Use professional cinema-look
filters to create unique movies
with distinctive looks.
AVCHD and MP4
Recording (A 31)
Record movies in AVCHD and play
them back on an HDTV in all their
splendor. Alternatively, record
movies in MP4 for uploading to the
Web and transferring to mobile
devices.
Smart AUTO (A 47)
Smart AUTO automatically selects the best
scene mode for the scene you want to
shoot. You get spectacular recordings
every time without worrying about settings.
Video Snapshot
Face Detection
(A 71)
(A 100)
Shoot or capture short scenes
and arrange them into a video
clip set to your favorite
background music.
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Memory Save (A 151)
Easily save the whole content of
the built-in memory or a memory
card onto an external hard drive
connected directly to the
camcorder. With no need for a
computer, this is a very
convenient way to save backup
copies of your recordings.
The camcorder automatically
detects people’s faces and
adjusts the focus and other
settings accordingly for beautiful
results.
Image Stabilization
Dynamic IS (A 98)
compensates for camcorder
shake when you shoot video
while walking. Powered IS
(A 98) will produce stable shots
when you zoom in on distant
subjects (full telephoto).
Intelligent IS (A 49) selects the
type of image stabilization for the
recording situation.
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Enjoying Your Recordings on Other Devices
Eye-Fi
Connect the camcorder
to an HDTV (A 142)
Use an Eye-Fi card
(A 160) to wirelessly
upload recordings to
your computer or a video
sharing Web site.
Upload your AVCHD
movies* (A 156) or
MP4 movies
(A 162) to the Web.
MP4
Upload MP4 movies to
your computer (A 148).
Save your recordings.
You can also create discs
from your recordings.*
Use the supplied PIXELA’s
software (A 146).
AVCHD
High Definition
MPEG-2
Standard Definition
Upload AVCHD movies to your computer. -/, You
can also choose to convert your AVCHD movies to standard
definition files (A 156) before uploading.
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Enjoying Your Recordings Using the Camcorder's Wi-Fi Functions
Play video wirelessly directly from the memory on
AVCHD- and DLNA-compatible HDTVs and other
devices connected to the network (A 178).
LAN cable
Join a Wi-Fi
network by first
connecting to an
access point
(A 165).
Wirelessly connect to a Wi-Fi-enabled iOS
device like an iPhone to upload your
recordings (A 175). Because you do not
need to be near your home network, you can
even upload videos while traveling!
Transfer your recordings
wirelessly from the
camcorder to a computer or
FTP server (A 170).
Upload your recordings wirelessly
to YouTube and Facebook
(A 174) to share your videos
with friends and family.
Upload your recordings to the Web.
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Table of contents
„ Introduction
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Exciting Features and New Functions
About this Manual
Getting to Know the Camcorder
Supplied Accessories and CD-ROMs
Names of Parts
„ Preparations
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Getting Started
Charging the Battery Pack
Preparing the Accessories
Adjusting the LCD Screen
Basic Operation of the Camcorder
Using the Touch Screen
Using the Menus
Operating Modes
First Time Settings
Setting the Date and Time
Changing the Language
Changing the Time Zone
Using a Memory Card
Memory Cards Compatible for Use with the Camcorder
Inserting and Removing a Memory Card
-/, Selecting the Memory (Built-in Memory/
Memory Card) for the Recordings
-/, Relay Recording
Initializing the Memory
Using the Optional Wireless Controller
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„ AUTO Mode
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Basic Recording
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Shooting Video and Taking Photos in AUTO Mode
About the Smart AUTO function
Intelligent IS
Zooming
Quick Start
„ Video
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Basic Playback
Playing Back Video
3D Flip View
The [Index Selection] Screen: Selecting the Content to
Play Back
Deleting Scenes and Stories
Selecting the Playback Starting Point
Onscreen Displays and Data Code
Video Stories and Cinema Style
Using Story Creator to Create Compelling Stories
Cinema Mode and Cinema-Look Filters
Video Snapshot
Decoration: Adding a Personal Touch
Playing Back Stories from the Gallery
Rating Scenes
Playback with Background Music
Copying and Moving Scenes Within/Between Stories
Selecting a Story’s Thumbnail Image
Changing a Story’s Title
Advanced Functions
Recording in Manual Mode
Selecting the Video Quality (Recording Mode)
Selecting the Frame Rate
Special Scene Recording Programs
Advanced Image Stabilization
Powered IS
Pre-Recording
Face Detection
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Touch & Track
Faders
Manually Setting the Shutter Speed or Aperture
Manual Exposure Adjustment
Automatic Gain Control (AGC) Limit
Manual Focus Adjustment
Tele Macro
White Balance
Image Effects
Self Timer
Audio Scenes and Other Audio Settings
Audio Recording Level
Using Headphones
Using the Mini Advanced Shoe
Using an External Microphone
Using an External Video Light
Audio Mix
Capturing Video Snapshot Scenes and Photos from a
Movie
Dividing Scenes
„ Photos
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Viewing Photos
Deleting Photos
Slideshow
„ External Connections
138 Terminals on the Camcorder
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Connection Diagrams
142 Playback on a TV Screen
143 Saving and Sharing Your Recordings
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Card
Saving Recordings on a Computer
-/, Memory Save: Saving an Entire Memory
onto an External Hard Drive
Copying Recordings to an External Video Recorder
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-/, Uploading AVCHD Movies to the Web
Uploading MP4 Movies and Photos to the Web
„ -/, Wi-Fi Functions
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Introduction to Wi-Fi
Connecting to a Wi-Fi Network
Transferring Files to a Computer or FTP server
Uploading Recordings to YouTube and Facebook
Uploading Videos Using an iOS Device
Wireless Playback on a DLNA-Compatible Device
„ Additional Information
182 Appendix: Menu Options Lists
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[Main Functions] Panel
[Other Settings] Menus
198 Appendix: Onscreen Icons and Displays
203 Trouble?
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Troubleshooting
List of Messages
222 Do’s and Don’ts
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Handling Precautions
Maintenance/Others
Using the Camcorder Abroad
229 General Information
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Accessories
Optional Accessories
Specifications
Index
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About this Manual
Thank you for purchasing the Canon VIXIA HF M52 / VIXIA HF M50 /
VIXIA HF M500. Please read this manual carefully before you use the
camcorder and retain it for future reference. Should your camcorder fail
to operate correctly, refer to Troubleshooting (A 203).
Conventions Used in this Manual
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IMPORTANT: Precautions related to the camcorder’s operation.
NOTES: Additional topics that complement the basic operating
procedures.
POINTS TO CHECK: Restrictions or requirements regarding the
function described.
A: Reference page number within this manual.
- : Text that applies only to the models shown in the icon.
The following terms are used in this manual:
When not specified as “memory card” or “built-in memory”, the term
“memory” by itself refers to both.
“Scene” refers to one movie unit from the point you press the
Y button to start recording until you press again to pause
the recording.
“Photo” and “still image” are used interchangeably with the same
meaning.
The photos included in this manual are simulated pictures taken with
a still camera. Unless indicated otherwise, illustrations and menu
icons refer to the -.
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indicates that a function is available in the
operating mode indicated and
indicates
that the function is not available. The operating
mode icons are divided into three groups: the
first three icons represent the camera mode,
the second three icons represent the recording
standard, and the last two represent playback
modes. For a detailed explanation refer to
Operating Modes (A 31).
Brackets [ ] are used to refer to
control buttons and menu options
you will touch on the screen and to
other onscreen messages and
displays.
Self Timer
Operating modes:
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1 Press
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2 Activate the self timer.
[ Other Settings] > r > [Self Timer] >
[i On <] > [X]
• < will appear on the screen.
• Repeat, selecting [j Off], to turn off the self timer.
Movies: In record pause mode, press Y.
The camcorder starts recording after a 10-second countdown. The
countdown appears on the screen.
The names of physical buttons
and switches on the
camcorder are indicated within
a “button” frame.
For example Y.
The > arrow is used to abbreviate menu selections.
For a detailed explanation on how to use the menus,
refer to Using the Menus (A 28). For a concise
summary of all available menu options and settings,
refer to the appendix Menu Options Lists (A 182).
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Getting to Know the Camcorder
Supplied Accessories and CD-ROMs
The following accessories are supplied with the camcorder:
XCA-110 Compact Power Adapter*
BP-718 Battery PackW
XIFC-300PCU/S USB Cable
HTC-100/S HDMI CableW
XQuick Guide
XWi-Fi Basic Setup Guide**
Stylus PenW
* CA-110E including power cord, in Asia.
** -/, only.
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The following CD-ROMs and software are supplied with the camcorder:
• PIXELA CD-ROM
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playing back AVCHD movies, and Network Utility when transferring
recordings wirelessly to a computer.
- . Use Transfer Utility for saving and transferring AVCHD
movies and music files you can use as background music.
- A printed Startup Guide for PIXELA's software is also supplied. Refer
to this Startup Guide for details about the supplied software.
• Canon VIXIA CD-ROM. Contains the following components.
- Instruction Manual - The full-version instruction manual of the
camcorder (this PDF file).
- ImageBrowser EX - This CD-ROM contains an automatic installer for
the supplied software ImageBrowser EX, which allows you to save
and manage MP4 movies and photos; and upload MP4 movies to
CANON iMAGE GATEWAY**, YouTube and Facebook. This CD-ROM
contains an automatic installer for the supplied software
ImageBrowser EX, which allows you to save and manage MP4 movies
and photos, and share MP4 movies. An Internet connection is
required for installation.
- Music data - Music files that can be used as background music during
playback. These music files are for exclusive use with the supplied
PIXELA’s software. The disc cannot be played back on CD players.
- Image mix data - Image files that can be used with the image mix
function (image mix frames).
* The CD-ROM includes the instruction manual of the software (on PDF file).
**CANON iMAGE GATEWAY is an online service that allows you to share movies and photos, create video podcasts, make photo albums, and more. This
service may not be available in all countries/regions.
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Names of Parts
1 VIDEO SNAP (video snapshot) button
(A 71)
2 HOME (home) button (A 28)
3 U (camera/play) button (A 33)
4 BATTERY RELEASE switch (A 22)
5 USB terminal (A 138, 140, 151, 155)
6 HDMI OUT terminal (A 138, 139)
7 AV OUT terminal (A 138, 140)/
× (headphones) terminal (A 120)
8 MIC terminal (A 124)
9 START/STOP button (A 45)
q Wi-Fi antenna (-/, only)
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Left side view
Right side view
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Strap mount (A 24)
Grip belt (A 24)
Memory card slot (A 39)
Stereo microphone (A 118, 126)
Remote sensor (A 43)
Instant AF sensor (A 187)
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Speaker (A 56)
Zoom lever (A 50)
Mini advanced shoe (A 122)
ACCESS (access) indicator (A 45)
POWER button
ON/OFF (CHG) (charge) indicator:
Green – On
Orange – Standby (A 52)
Red – Charging (A 21)
d LCD touch screen (A 26, 27)
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Back view
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Preparations
This chapter describes basic operations, such as using the
touch panel, navigating the menus, and first time settings to
help you learn more about your camcorder.
Getting Started
Charging the Battery Pack
The camcorder can be powered with a battery pack or directly using
the compact power adapter.
For approximate charging times and recording/playback times with a
fully charged battery pack, refer to Charging, Recording and Playback
Times (A 231).
1 Plug the power cord into a
power outlet.
For Asia only: Connect the power
cord to the compact power
adapter before plugging the
power cord into the power outlet.
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2 Connect the compact power
adapter to the camcorder’s DC
IN terminal.
3 Attach the battery pack to the
camcorder.
Press the battery pack softly into
the battery attachment unit and
slide it up until it clicks in place.
DC IN terminal
For Asia only:
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ON/OFF (CHG) (charge) indicator
4 Charging will start when the
camcorder is turned off.
• If the camcorder was on, the
green ON/OFF (CHG) indicator
will go out when you turn off the
camcorder. After a moment,
the ON/OFF (CHG) indicator
will turn on in red (battery pack
charging). The red ON/OFF
(CHG) indicator will go out
when the battery pack is fully
charged.
• If the indicator flashes, refer to Troubleshooting (A 207).
To remove the battery pack
1 Slide d in the
direction of the arrow and hold it
pressed down.
2 Slide the battery pack and
then pull it out.
BATTERY RELEASE
switch
IMPORTANT
• Turn off the camcorder before connecting or disconnecting the compact power adapter. After pressing P to turn off the camcorder,
important data is updated in the memory. Be sure to wait until the green
ON/OFF (CHG) indicator goes out.
• Do not connect to the camcorder’s DC IN terminal or to the compact
power adapter any electrical equipment that is not expressly recommended for use with this camcorder.
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• To prevent equipment breakdowns and excessive heating, do not connect the supplied compact power adapter to voltage converters for
overseas travels or special power sources such as those on aircraft and
ships, DC-AC inverters, etc.
NOTES
• We recommend charging the battery pack in temperatures between
10 °C and 30 °C (50 °F and 86 °F). If either the ambient temperature or
the battery pack’s temperature is outside the range of approx. 0 °C to
40 °C (32 °F to 104 °F), charging will not start.
• The battery pack will be charged only when the camcorder is off.
• If the power supply was disconnected while charging a battery pack,
make sure the ON/OFF (CHG) indicator has gone out before restoring
the power supply.
• If remaining battery time is an issue, you can power the camcorder
using the compact power adapter so the battery pack will not be consumed.
• Charged battery packs continue to discharge naturally. Therefore,
charge them on the day of use, or the day before, to ensure a full
charge.
• 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.
• We recommend that you prepare battery packs to last 2 to 3 times
longer than you think you might need.
• 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 Accessories
Grip Belt and Straps
Fasten the grip belt.
Adjust the grip belt so that you can
reach the zoom lever with your
index finger, and the Y
button with your thumb.
You can attach the supplied stylus
pen to the grip belt.
To remove the grip belt
1 Lift the padded handgrip’s flap and detach the strap from the Velcro
pad.
2 Pull the strap to remove it first from the front bracket on the
camcorder, then to unthread it from the handgrip and finally to
remove it from the rear bracket on the camcorder.
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To attach an optional wrist strap
Attach the wrist strap to the rear
bracket on the camcorder, adjust
the length and fasten.
You can also attach the wrist strap
to the strap mount on the grip belt
to use both for extra convenience
and protection.
To attach an optional shoulder strap
Pass the ends of the shoulder strap through the strap mount on the grip
belt and adjust the length of the strap.
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Adjusting the LCD Screen
Rotating the LCD Panel
Open the LCD panel 90 degrees.
• You can rotate the panel 90 degrees downward.
• You can rotate the panel 180 degrees toward the lens. Rotating the
LCD panel 180 degrees can be useful to allow the camcorder to include
yourself in the picture when recording with the self timer.
180°
180°
90°
Subject can monitor the LCD screen
NOTES
• About the LCD screen: The screen is produced using extremely high-precision manufacturing techniques, with more than 99.99% of the pixels
operating to specification. Less than 0.01% of the pixels may occasionally misfire or appear as black, red, blue or green dots. This has no
effect on the recorded image and does not constitute a malfunction.
• For details about how to take care of the touch screen, refer to Handling
Precautions (A 222), Cleaning (A 227).
• You can adjust the screen's brightness using the q > [LCD Brightness] and [LCD Backlight] settings. When the compact power adapter
is connected, [LCD Backlight] will automatically change to [H Bright].
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Basic Operation of the Camcorder
Using the Touch Screen
The control buttons and menu items that appear on the touch screen
change dynamically depending on the operating mode and the task
you are performing. With the intuitive touch screen interface you have
all the controls at your fingertips. You can also use the supplied stylus
pen for a more precise operation.
Touch
Press firmly on an element displayed on the
touch screen.
Used to start playing back a scene in an
index screen, to select a setting from the
menus, to select the subject whom the camcorder will recognize as the main subject of
the scene, etc.
Drag
While applying pressure, swipe your finger
up and down or left and right across the
screen.
Used to scroll menus, to browse through
index screen pages or to adjust slider
controls like the volume.
IMPORTANT
• The camcorder uses a pressure-sensitive touch screen. Press
firmly when using touch operations.
• In the following cases, you may not be able to perform touch operations
correctly.
- Using your fingernails or hard-tipped objects other than the supplied
stylus pen, such as ballpoint pens.
- Operating the touch screen with wet or gloved hands.
- Applying excessive force or forcefully scratching the touch screen.
- Attaching commercially available screen protectors or adhesive film
onto the touch screen’s surface.
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Using the Menus
Many of the camcorder's functions can be adjusted from the [
Main
Functions] panel and [ Other Settings] menus in the HOME menu.
For details about the available menu options and settings, refer to the
appendix Menu Options Lists (A 182).
HOME Menu
Operating modes:
The HOME menu is the gateway to
most of the camcorder's functions
and settings. After you press
, the HOME menu will
appear and you can select from
the following control buttons. The
available control buttons depend
on whether the camcorder is in
recording or playback mode.
In recording mode
In playback mode
for -/,
•[
Main Functions] - This contains functions commonly used while
shooting, such as focus and exposure. Available only in recording
mode.
• [ Other Settings] - Selecting this control button will open up the
[Other Settings] menus, which gives you access to settings such as the
video quality (recording mode) and LCD brightness.
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•[
Camera Mode] - From the [
Camera Mode] menu, you will be
able to change whether you record movies in
mode (camcorder
automatically takes care of many settings),
mode (you can manually change settings), or
mode (using the cinema-look filters, you
can make movies with a cinematic feel). Available only in recording
mode. For details on how to set the camera mode, refer to Recording
(A 31).
•[
Recording Standard] - This camcorder can record movies in either
the AVCHD or MP4 recording standard. Use this menu to select the
standard that best suits your needs. You can also use Story Creator
mode (A 67) when choosing to record in AVCHD. Available only in
recording mode. For details on how to set the recording standard, refer
to Recording (A 31).
• [ Wi-Fi] - -/, Allows you to access the various Wi-Fi functions this camcorder has to offer. Available only in playback mode. For
more details on Wi-Fi functions, refer to Wi-Fi Functions (A 163).
• [G Index Selection] - Use this to switch between the various index
screens in playback mode (A 59).
[Main Functions] Panel
Operating modes:
*
* In
mode, access to functions is limited.
The [
Main Functions] panel contains frequently used shooting functions. Press
to open the HOME menu and then touch [
Main
Functions] to open the panel. Alternatively, you can touch F in the
upper-left portion of the recording screen. Next, touch the function you
want to set or adjust.
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In
mode
Drag your finger up
and down along the
scroll bar to display
the rest of the panel
Touch to scroll up
or down
Touch the control
button of the
desired function
You may need to drag your finger up and down along the scroll bar or
touch [ ] and [ ] to find the control button of the desired function.
[Edit] Panel
Operating modes:
Touch [Edit] to display a panel showing available operations (copying,
deleting, etc.), and then touch the operation you want to perform.
In
mode
for -/,
Touch the control
button of the
desired operation
[Other Settings] Menus
Operating modes:
*
* In
mode, access to functions is limited.
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1 Press
menu.
to open the HOME
2 Touch [ Other Settings] to open
the [Other Settings] menus.
3 Touch the tab of the desired
menu.
4 Drag your finger up and down to
bring the setting you want to
change into the orange selection bar.
• You can also use the [ ] and [ ] icons for scrolling.
• Menu items not available appear grayed out.
• You can touch any menu item on the screen to bring it directly into
the selection bar.
5 When the desired menu item is inside the selection bar, touch
[ ].
6 Touch the desired option and touch [X].
You can touch [X] to close the menu at any time.
Operating Modes
Recording
When recording, the camcorder's operating mode is determined by the
[
Camera Mode] and [
Recording Standard] menus in the HOME
menu. First, set the camera mode.
1 Press
to open the
HOME menu.
2 Touch [
Camera Mode] and
then touch the desired camera
mode.
3 Touch [OK].
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Camera mode
(AUTO mode)
(Manual mode)
(Cinema mode)
Operation
Let the camcorder take care of most of the settings while you
concentrate on recording (A 45). Great for beginners or if you just
prefer not to bother with detailed camcorder settings.
Enjoy full access to menus, settings and advanced functions (A 89).
Give your recordings a cinematic look and use cinema-look filters to
create unique movies (A 70).
Next, set the recording standard. The recording standard determines
the type of data the movie is recorded as — namely, AVCHD or MP4.
1 Press
to open the HOME menu.
2 Touch [
Recording Standard] and then touch the desired
recording standard.
3 Touch [OK].
Recording
standard
Control
button
Operation
v
Movies are recorded in AVCHD, which is designed for
playback on HDTVs. Select this recording standard if you
plan to show off your movies and you want to impress your
audience with fantastic picture quality.
é
Movies are recorded in AVCHD using Story Creator
(A 67), which allows you to create compelling video
stories. Because Story Creator mode records in AVCHD,
your movies will look amazing when played back on an
HDTV.
By recording movies in MP4, your movies are smaller in
size but retain high quality. This is especially useful for
playback on portable devices or sharing on the Web.
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NOTES
• You can adjust the video quality using the r > [Recording Mode]
setting.
• Some portable devices may not be able to play back MP4 movies
recorded with this camcorder.
Playback
Press the camera/play button
T to switch the camcorder
between camera (recording) mode
and playback mode. You can press
T when the camcorder is off
to turn it on directly in playback
mode.
Playback mode
Operation
Playing back movies (A 54).
Viewing photos (A 132).
NOTES
• -/, When switching to a playback mode, the memory
selected for playback will be the same currently used for recording.
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First Time Settings
Setting the Date and Time
You will need to set the date and time of
the camcorder before you can start
using it. The [Date/Time] screen (date
and time setup screen) will appear automatically when the camcorder’s clock is
not set.
When the [Date/Time] screen appears, the year will be selected.
1 Touch a field you want to change (year, month, day, hours or
minutes).
2 Touch [Î] or [Í] to change the field as necessary.
3 Set the correct date and time by changing all the fields in the
same way.
4 Touch [Y.M.D], [M.D,Y] or [D.M.Y] to select the date format you
prefer.
In some screens, the date will be displayed in short form (numbers
instead of month names), but it will still follow the order you selected.
5 Touch [24H] to use 24-hour clock or leave it unselected to use
12-hour clock (AM/PM).
6 Touch [OK] to start the clock and close the setup screen.
NOTES
• You can adjust the date and time later on with the q > [Date/Time]
setting.
• When you do not use the camcorder for about 3 months, the built-in
rechargeable lithium battery may discharge completely and the date
and time setting may be lost. In such case, recharge the built-in lithium
battery (A 225) and set the time zone, date and time again.
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Changing the Language
The default language of the camcorder
is English. You can set it to one of 27
languages.
Operating modes:
1 Press
.
2 Select the desired language.
[ Other Settings] > q > [Language !]* >
Desired language > [OK] > [X]
* After changing the camcoder’s language to English, select q >
[Language !] to change the language.
NOTES
• Some control buttons, such as [ZOOM] or [PHOTO], will appear in
English regardless of the language selected.
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Changing the Time Zone
Change the time zone to match your location. The default setting is
New York.
Operating modes:
1 Press
.
2 Open the [Time Zone/DST] screen.
[
Other Settings] > q > [Time Zone/DST]
3 Touch ["] to set the home time zone, or [#] to set the time zone
of your destination when you are traveling.
4 Touch [Í] or [Î] to set the desired time zone. If necessary, touch
[$] to adjust for daylight saving time.
5 Touch [X] to close the menu.
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Using a Memory Card
Memory Cards Compatible for Use with the Camcorder
You can use the following types of commercially available Secure Digital (SD) cards with this camcorder.
As of December 2011, the movie recording function has been tested
using SD/SDHC/SDXC memory cards made by Panasonic, Toshiba
and SanDisk. For the latest information on cards that can be used, visit
your local Canon Web site.
Memory card type: . SD memory card, / SDHC memory card,
0 SDXC memory card
SD Speed Class*:
Capacity:
128 MB or larger**.
* When using an SD memory card without a speed class rating, you may not be able
to record movies, depending on the memory card used.
** SD memory cards with a capacity of 64 MB or smaller cannot be used to record
movies.
NOTES
• About the Speed Class: Speed Class is a standard that indicates the minimum guaranteed data transfer speed of memory cards. When you buy
a new memory card, look for the Speed Class logo on the package.
We recommend using memory cards rated SD Speed Class 4, 6 or 10.
SDXC Memory Cards
You can use SDXC memory cards with this camcorder. When using
memory cards with other devices, such as digital recorders, computers
and card readers, make sure that the external device is compatible
with SDXC cards. The table below summarizes compatibility by computer operating system, as of December 2011. For the latest information, however, contact the computer, operating system or memory card
manufacturer.
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Compatible operating systems for SDXC memory cards
Operating system Compatibility
Windows 7
Compatible
Windows Vista
Compatible (requires Service Pack 1 or later)
Windows XP
Compatible (requires Service Pack 3 and KB955704 update)
Mac OS X
Compatible (requires version 10.6.5 or later)
IMPORTANT
• If you use an SDXC memory card with a computer OS that is not SDXCcompatible, you may be prompted to format the memory card. In such
case, cancel the operation to prevent data loss.
• After repeatedly recording, deleting and editing scenes (fragmented
memory), it will take longer to write data on the memory and recording
may stop. Save your recordings and initialize the memory.
Eye-Fi Cards
This product is not guaranteed to support Eye-Fi card functions
(including wireless transfer). In case of an issue with an Eye-Fi card,
please check with the card manufacturer.
Also note that an approval is required to use Eye-Fi cards in many
countries or regions. Without approval, use of the card is not permitted. If it is unclear whether the card has been approved for use in the
area, please check with the card manufacturer.
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Inserting and Removing a Memory Card
Make sure to initialize (A 41) all memory cards before using them with
this camcorder.
1 Turn off the camcorder.
Make sure the ON/OFF (CHG)
indicator is off.
2 Open the memory card slot
cover.
3 Insert the memory card
straight, with the label facing
away from the camcorder, all
the way into the memory card
slot until it clicks.
• Be sure you understand the
information provided in Eye-Fi
Cards (A 38) before using an
Eye-Fi card.
4 Close the memory card slot cover.
Do not force the cover closed if the memory card is not correctly
inserted.
To remove the memory card
Push the memory card once to release it. When the memory card
springs out, pull it all the way out.
IMPORTANT
• Memory cards have front and back sides that are not interchangeable.
Inserting a memory card facing the wrong direction can cause a malfunction of the camcorder. Be sure to insert the memory card as
described in step 3.
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-/, Selecting the Memory (Built-in Memory/Memory
Card) for the Recordings
You can select to record your movies and photos in the built-in memory or on a memory card. The default memory for recording both is the
built-in memory.
Operating modes:
POINTS TO CHECK
• Be sure you understand the information provided in Eye-Fi Cards
(A 38) before using an Eye-Fi card.
1 Press
.
2 Select the desired memory.
[ Other Settings] > r > [Rec Media for Movies]
or [Rec Media for Photos] > [&] (built-in memory) or
[*] (memory card)* > [X]
* When selecting the memory, you can check the approximate available recording
time/number of photos, based on currently used settings.
-/, Relay Recording
You can activate the relay recording so if the built-in memory becomes
full while recording movies, the recording will continue uninterrupted
on the memory card.
Operating modes:
1 Insert a memory card that contains no video recordings into the
memory card slot.
2 Press
.
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3 Activate the relay recording.
[ Other Settings] > r > [Rec Media for Movies] >
[&] > [Relay Recording] > [%]* > [X]
* The approximate available recording time will now reflect the combined space in
the memories used for relay recording.
NOTES
• There will be a momentary stop in the scene at the point where the
camcorder switches from one memory to another.
• Any of the following actions will deactivate the relay recording function:
- Turning off the camcorder.
- Opening the memory card slot cover.
- Changing the camcorder’s operating mode.
- Changing the memory used for recording movies.
Initializing the Memory
Initialize memory cards when you use them with this camcorder for the
first time. You can also initialize a memory card or the built-in memory
(-/, only) to permanently delete all the recordings it contains.
-/, At the time of purchase, the built-in memory comes preinitialized and contains music files for use as background music and
images for use with the image mix function (image mix frames).
Operating modes:
1 Power the camcorder using the compact power adapter.
Do not disconnect the power source or turn off the camcorder until the
initialization is completed.
2 Press
.
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3 Initialize the memory.
-/,
[ Other Settings] > q > [Initialize &/*] >
[& Built-in Mem.] or [* Mem. Card] > [Initialize] >
[Complete Initialization]1 > [Yes]2 > [OK] > [X]
.
[ Other Settings] > q > [Initialize *] > [Initialize]
> [Complete Initialization]1 > [Yes]2 > [OK] > [X]
1
2
Touch this option if you want to physically erase all the data rather than just clear
the file allocation table of the memory.
If you selected the [Complete Initialization] option, you can touch [Cancel] to cancel
the initialization while it is in progress. All recordings will be erased and the memory
can be used without any problem.
IMPORTANT
• Initializing the memory will permanently erase all recordings. Lost original recordings cannot be recovered. Make sure you save important
recordings in advance using an external device (A 143).
• Initializing a memory card will permanently erase any music files and
images you may have transferred to the card. (-/, The music
files and image mix frames that come pre-installed in the built-in memory will be restored after it is initialized.) To transfer music files from the
supplied VIXIA CD-ROM to the memory card:
- Windows users: Use the supplied PIXELA's software. For details, refer
to the Software Guide (PDF file) of the supplied PIXELA’s software.
- Mac OS users: Use Finder to transfer music files from the [MUSIC]
folder on the supplied VIXIA CD-ROM to the memory card. Refer to
About the music files (A 239) for the folder structure of the memory
card.
• At the time of purchase, Eye-Fi cards contain the necessary network
configuration software. Be sure to install the software and complete the
required configuration setup before you initialize the Eye-Fi card prior to
using it with this camcorder.
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Using the Optional Wireless Controller
When you use the optional WL-D89 Wireless Controller, you can conveniently operate the camcorder from a distance when, for example,
you are using a tripod to achieve a stable shot. To use the wireless
controller, first perform the following procedure to turn on the camcorder's remote sensor.
Operating modes:
1 Press
.
2 Turn on the remote sensor.
[ Other Settings] > q >
[Wireless Remote Control] > [i On] > [X]
3 Point the wireless controller at the camcorder’s remote sensor
when you press the buttons.
You can rotate the LCD panel 180 degrees to view the screen while
using the wireless controller.
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Wireless Controller’s Buttons
1 START/STOP button (A 45)
2 G (index selection) button
• In any index screen (during playback
mode), press to open the [G Index
Selection] screen (A 59).
• Press and hold for more than
2 seconds to switch between
shooting and playback mode.
3 MENU button (A 30, 186)
Functions the same as
on the
camcorder.
4 DISP. (onscreen display) button
(A 66)
Selects whether to display onscreen
information during playback.
5 SET button
Selects an onscreen item.
6 Ñ (stop) button (A 54)
7 PHOTO button (A 45)
8 Zoom buttons (A 50)
9 Navigation buttons (Í/Î/Ï/Ð)
q Ò (play/pause) button (A 54)
A
NOTES
• The wireless controller may not work properly when the remote sensor
is situated under strong light sources or direct sunlight.
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AUTO Mode
This chapter covers how to easily record video and photos in
mode, and how to use basic shooting functions like zoom
and Quick Start. To enjoy full access to menus and more
advanced functions, refer to Recording in Manual Mode
(A 89).
Basic Recording
Shooting Video and Taking Photos in AUTO Mode
With
mode, you can take great-looking videos and photos by letting the camcorder automatically adjust settings based on the recording situation.
Operating modes:
POINTS TO CHECK
• Before you begin recording, make a test recording first to check that
the camcorder is operating correctly.
1 Press P to turn on the
camcorder.
• -/, By default,
movies and photos are
recorded in the built-in
memory. You can select the
memory that will be used to
record movies and photos
(A 40).
• Please read the
IMPORTANT section
(A 49) before using an
Eye-Fi card.
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2 Press
.
To change the recording standard, refer to Recording (A 31).
3 Set the camcorder to
[
mode.
Camera Mode] > [N] > [OK]
To record video
Press Y to begin recording.
• Press Y again to pause the recording.
• You can also press Y on the optional WL-D89 Wireless Controller.
• The ACCESS indicator will flash from time to time while the scene is
being recorded.
• You can turn on the scene rating option in recording mode with the
r > [Rate Scenes (Recording)] setting.
To take photos
Touch [PHOTO].
• You can record photos simultaneously while recording a movie.
• A green icon ( ) will appear momentarily on the screen and the
ACCESS indicator will flash as the photo is recorded. However, if you
record a photo while recording a movie, the green icon will not appear.
Instead, a Ð icon will appear in the upper right of the screen.
• You can also press Z on the optional wireless controller.
When you have finished recording
1 Make sure that the ACCESS indicator is off.
2 Turn off the camcorder.
3 Close the LCD panel.
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About AUTO mode
• Only the following functions are available in
mode.
- Zoom (A 50).
- Quick Start (A 52).
- Video snapshot (A 71).
- Face detection (A 100) to get beautiful shots of people every
time, tracking the subject even if the person moves.
- Touch & Track (A 102) to track other moving subjects, keeping
them in focus and using the best settings to record them.
- Story Creator (A 67) to transform your movies into compelling
video stories by following simple scripts for various scenarios.
- Decoration (A 72) to add a fun personal touch using stamps,
drawings, image mix and more.
About the Smart AUTO function
In
mode, the camcorder will automatically detect certain
characteristics of the subject, background, lighting conditions, etc.
It will then adjust various settings (focus, exposure, color, image
stabilization, image quality, among others), selecting the best settings for the scene you want to shoot. The Smart AUTO icon will
change to one of the following icons.
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Smart AUTO icons
Background →
(color of the icon)
Bright*
(gray)
Subject ↓
Blue skies*
(light blue)
Vivid colors*
(green/red)
Sunsets
(orange)
People (stationary)
(
)
(
)
(
)
—
People (moving)
(
)
(
)
(
)
—
Subjects other than people,
such as landscapes
(
Close objects
)
(
/
(
/
Background →
(color of the icon)
)
(
)
/
)
(
/
/
)
(
/
Dark
(dark blue)
Subject ↓
Spotlight
Night scene
People (stationary)
—
—
People (moving)
—
—
—
—
Subjects other than people,
such as landscapes
Close objects
/
* The icon in parentheses appears under backlight conditions.
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)
—
Intelligent IS
Intelligent IS allows the camcorder to select the best image stabilization option
based on your shooting method. The Intelligent IS icon will change to one of the
following icons. In
and
modes, you can set the image stabilization
manually (A 98).
Shooting method
Icon
Most general situations; Zooming out (zooming toward
T); Following subjects at a distance moving left or right
Ä (Dynamic IS)
Zooming in (zooming toward S)
È (Powered IS)*
Close-up of a subject
(Macro IS)
Remaining stationary, such as when using a tripod
* You can turn off Powered IS through the [
(Tripod mode)
Main Functions] panel (A 98).
IMPORTANT
• Observe the following precautions while the ACCESS indicator is on or
flashing. Failing to do so may result in permanent data loss or damage
to the memory.
- Do not open the memory card slot cover.
- Do not disconnect the power source or turn off the camcorder.
- Do not change the camcorder’s operating mode.
• Be sure to save your recordings regularly (A 143), especially after
making important recordings. Canon shall not be liable for any loss or
corruption of data.
• Recordings on an Eye-Fi card will be uploaded automatically after setting the camcorder to playback mode, if you are within the range of a
configured network. Always verify that Eye-Fi cards have been
approved in the country/region of use. See also Using an Eye-Fi card
(A 161).
NOTES
• About the power saving mode: If q > [Power Saving Mode] > [Auto
Power Off] is set to [i On], the camcorder will shut off automatically
to save power when it is powered by a battery pack and is left without
any operation for 5 minutes. Press P to turn on the camcorder.
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• When recording in bright places, it may be difficult to use the LCD
screen. In such cases, you can adjust the LCD backlight with the q
> [LCD Backlight] setting or adjust the brightness of the LCD screen
with the q > [LCD Brightness] setting.
• Under certain conditions, the Smart AUTO icon that appears on the
screen may not match the actual scene. Especially when shooting
against orange or blue backgrounds, the Sunset or one of the Blue
Skies icons may appear and the colors may not look natural. In such
case, we recommend recording in
mode (A 89).
• Photos are recorded as JPG files. The photo size (1920x1080) and
quality cannot be changed. At this size, a 1 GB memory card can hold
approximately 670 photos. However, the actual number of photos that
can be recorded will vary depending on the subject and shooting conditions.
Zooming
There are three ways you can zoom in and out: using the zoom lever on
the camcorder, using the zoom buttons on the optional WL-D89 Wireless Controller or using the zoom controls on the touch screen.
In addition to the 10x optical zoom, in
mode, you can turn on the
digital zoom (40x or 200x) with the p > [Digital Zoom] setting.
Operating modes:
Using the Zoom Lever
Move the zoom lever toward T
(wide angle) to zoom out. Move it
toward S (telephoto) to zoom in.
• By default, the zoom lever
operates at a variable speed –
press gently for a slow zoom;
press harder for faster zooms.
• You can also use the zoom
buttons on the optional wireless
controller.
T Zoom out
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S Zoom in
Using the Touch Screen’s Zoom Controls
1 Display the zoom controls on the touch screen.
[FUNC.] > [ZOOM Zoom]
• The zoom controls appear on the left side of the screen.
2 Touch the zoom controls to operate
the zoom.
Touch anywhere within the T area to
zoom out or anywhere within the S area
to zoom in. Touch closer to the center for
a slow zoom; touch closer to the V/U
icons for faster zooms.
3 Touch [X] to hide the zoom controls.
NOTES
• Keep at least 1 m (3.3 ft.) away from the subject. At full wide angle, you
can focus on a subject as close as 1 cm (0.39 in.). Using tele macro
(A 109), you can focus on a subject as close as 40 cm (1.3 ft.) at full
telephoto.
• In
or
mode, you can also set p > [Zoom Speed] to
one of three constant speeds (3 is the fastest, 1 the slowest). When
[Zoom Speed] is set to [Y Variable]:
- When you use the S and T buttons on the optional wireless
controller, the zoom speed will be constant at [Z Speed 3].
- The zoom speed will be faster in record pause mode than when
actually recording, except when pre-recording (A 99) is activated.
• See Specifications (A 238) for notes about this function when the
recording program is set to [š SCN: Underwater] or [Ÿ SCN: Surface].
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Quick Start
When you close the LCD panel with the camcorder on, the camcorder
enters the standby mode. In standby mode the camcorder consumes
only about 1/3 the power used when recording, saving energy when
you are using a battery pack. Additionally, when you open the LCD
panel, the camcorder is ready to start recording in approximately
1 second*, allowing you to record the subject right away.
* The actual time required varies depending on the shooting conditions.
Operating modes:
1 With the camcorder on and in a recording mode, close the LCD
panel.
A beep will sound and the green ON/OFF (CHG) indicator will change
to orange to indicate the camcorder entered standby mode.
2 When you wish to resume recording, open the LCD panel.
The ON/OFF (CHG) indicator turns back green and the camcorder is
ready to record.
IMPORTANT
• Do not disconnect the power source during standby mode (while the
ON/OFF (CHG) indicator is lit in orange).
NOTES
• The camcorder will not enter standby mode if the LCD panel is closed
while the ACCESS indicator is on or flashing or while the HOME menu
or menus contained therein (not including the [
Main Functions]
panel) are being displayed. The camcorder may also not enter standby
mode when the battery charge is too low. Check that the ON/OFF
(CHG) indicator changes to orange.
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• About standby mode and auto power off:
- The camcorder will power off automatically if left in standby mode for
10 minutes. Press P to turn on the camcorder.
- You can select the length of time until shut-off or turn off the Quick
Start function altogether with the q> [Power Saving Mode] >
[Quick Start (Standby)] setting.
- The usual 5-minute auto power off setting of [Power Saving Mode] is
not applicable while the camcorder is in standby mode.
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Video
This chapter covers functions related to movies, including playback, advanced shooting, using Story Creator and other
advanced functions. For details about basic video shooting,
refer to AUTO Mode (A 45).
Basic Playback
Playing Back Video
You can use the s > [Data Code] setting to choose whether to
display the recording date (and other information, for AVCHD movies)
when you play back videos (A 66).
Operating modes:
1 Press T.
You can also press and hold
on the optional WL-D89
Wireless Controller for more than
2 seconds to switch between
shooting and playback mode.
2 Open the [
Movies] or
[
Movies] index screen, if
it is not displayed.
[G] > [
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Movies] or [
Movies]
3 Look for the scene you want to play back.
Move the zoom lever toward T to show 15 scenes per page; move it
toward S to show 6 scenes per page.
! Open the index selection screen.
" Memory being read.
# Recording date.**
$ Division line between recording dates.
% Drag your finger left/right for the next/previous index
page*.
& Display the next/previous index page.
' Scene's timeline (A 64)**.
( 3D Flip View (A 58)**.
* While browsing through index pages, a larger scroll bar will appear
at the bottom of the screen for a few seconds. When you have a
large number of scenes it may be more convenient to drag your finger along the scroll bar.
** Not available for MP4 movies.
4 Touch the desired scene to play it back.
• For AVCHD movies, the camcorder will play back the scene selected
and continue until the end of the last scene in the index screen. For
MP4 movies, the camcorder will play back only one scene.
• Touch the screen to display the playback controls. During playback,
the playback controls will disappear automatically after a few
seconds without operation. In playback pause, touch the screen
again to hide the playback controls.
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During playback:
AVCHD movies
MP4 movies
! Jump to the beginning of the scene. Double-tap to jump to the previous scene*.
" Jump to the beginning of the next scene*.
# Pause the playback.
$ Fast playback** backward/forward.
% Display the volume (A 56) and background music mix balance
(A 82) controls.
& Stop the playback.
' Decoration (A 72).
( Volume.
) Recording date.
* Not available for MP4 movies.
** Touch several times to increase the playback speed to approximately 5x → 15x →
60x (for AVCHD movies) or 5x → 15x (for MP4 movies) normal speed.
Adjusting the volume for AVCHD movies
1 During playback, touch the screen to display the playback controls.
2 Touch [Ý], drag your finger along the [Speaker Volume]* bar to
adjust the volume and touch [K].
* When q > [AV/Headphones] is set to [Ó Headphones], adjust the [Headphone Volume] bar instead.
Adjusting the volume for MP4 movies
1 During playback, touch the screen to display the playback controls.
2 Drag your finger across the volume bar to adjust the volume.
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During playback pause:
! Resume playback.
" Slow playback* backward/forward.
# Capture the displayed frame as a photo (A 128)**.
$ Decoration (A 72)**.
* Touch several times to increase the playback speed 1/8 → 1/4 the
normal speed.
** Not available for MP4 movies.
IMPORTANT
• Observe the following precautions while the ACCESS indicator is on or
flashing. Failing to do so may result in permanent data loss.
- Do not open the memory card slot cover.
- Do not disconnect the power source or turn off the camcorder.
- Do not change the camcorder’s operating mode.
• You may not be able to play back with this camcorder movies recorded
on a memory card using another device.
NOTES
• Depending on the recording conditions, you may notice brief stops in
video or sound playback between scenes.
• During fast/slow playback, you may notice some anomalies (blocky
video artifacts, banding, etc.) in the playback picture.
• The speed indicated on the screen is approximate.
• Slow reverse playback will look the same as continuous frame reverse.
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3D Flip View
Operating modes:
Touch [
] in the [
Movies] index screen to switch to 3D Flip View.
This fun way of displaying scenes grouped by recording date in a 3D
layout can be useful to flip through a large number of recordings.
! Recording date.
" Drag your finger left to go to the next date with recordings.
# Drag your finger up and down to browse through the
scenes recorded in the displayed date.
$ Drag your finger right to go to the previous date with
recordings.
% Return to the [
Movies] index screen.
& Current scene / Total number of scenes recorded on the
selected date.
' Touch the scene in the front to play it back.
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The [Index Selection] Screen: Selecting the Content to Play Back
From the [G Index Selection] screen you can select the content you
want to play back (original scenes by date or by story, or photos, for
example). -/, You can also select the memory from which
you want to play back your recordings.
Operating modes:
In any index screen:
Touch [G].
During single photo view, touch the screen once to display the controls
then touch [f] to open the [
Photos] index screen.
! -/, Touch the tab of the desired memory:
built-in memory or memory card.
" Touch a control button to select the content you want to
play back.
Options
[y
Movies]
Scenes recorded in AVCHD organized by
recording date.
[ê
Gallery]
Scenes recorded in AVCHD organized by story
(A 78).
[
Movies] Scenes recorded in MP4.
[
Photos] Photos’ index screen.
[z SD Movies] (-/, only when a memory card is
selected) Scenes that were converted to standard definition to
upload them to the Web (A 156).
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NOTES
• -/, Fast/slow playback modes are not available for scenes
converted to standard definition. Scenes in the [SD Movies] index
screen can only be played back at normal speed.
• You cannot jump to the previous or next scene with MP4 movies.
Two playback modes for AVCHD movies: the [
index screen vs. the gallery
Movies]
In the [
Movies] index screen you can find all the AVCHD movies you have recorded, conveniently organized by recording date.
When you play back scenes from the [
Movies] index screen
they will be played back in chronological order.
In the gallery, you can find your scenes grouped as video stories. If
you record movies using the Story Creator function (A 67), your
scenes will appear in the story you created; scenes recorded without using this function will appear in the [Unsorted] story (or [Video
Snapshot] story, in the case of video snapshot scenes). When you
play back a story from the gallery, scenes will be played back in the
order of the story’s outline, regardless of their recording date.
Deleting Scenes and Stories
You can delete those scenes and stories that you are not interested in
keeping. Deleting scenes allows you also to free up space on the memory.
Deleting a Single Scene
Operating modes:
1 Play back the scene you wish to delete.
When playing back a scene in the gallery, pause the scene you wish to
delete and then continue to step 2.
2 Touch the screen to display the playback controls.
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3 Delete the scene.
[Ý] > [Edit] > [Delete] > [Yes] > [OK]
Deleting Scenes from the [
Movies] or [
Movies] Index Screen
Operating modes:
1 Open the [
Movies] or [
Movies] index screen.
For AVCHD movies, to delete all the scenes recorded on a specific
date, drag your finger left/right until the desired date appears in the title
bar.
2 Delete the scenes.
[Edit] > [Delete] > Desired option* > [Yes]** > [OK]
* When you select [Select], perform the following procedure to select the individual scenes you want to delete before touching [Yes].
** Touch [Stop] to interrupt the operation while it is in progress. Some scenes may
be deleted nevertheless.
To select individual scenes
1 Touch on the individual scenes you want to delete.
• A checkmark ! will appear on the scenes you touch. The total
number of selected scenes will appear next to the " icon.
• Touch a selected scene to remove the checkmark. To remove all
checkmarks at once, touch [Remove All] > [Yes].
2 After selecting all the desired scenes, touch [OK].
Options
[date] Delete all the scenes recorded on the date shown in the
control button. For AVCHD movies only.
[Select] Select individual scenes to delete.
[All Scenes] Delete all the scenes.
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Deleting a Single Scene from a Story
Operating modes:
1 Open the list of scenes of the story that contains the scene you
want to delete.
[G] > [
Gallery] > Bring the desired story to the
front > [Scene List]
2 In the [Scene List] screen, drag your finger up/down to select the
scene you want to delete.
3 Touch the orange [
screen.
] icon on the left to open the [Edit Scene]
4 Delete the scene.
[
] > [Yes] > [OK] > [K]
Deleting Scenes from a Story by Rating
Operating modes:
1 Open the information screen of the story that contains the scenes
you want to delete.
[G] > [
Gallery] > Bring the desired story to the
front > [Story Details]
2 Open the rating selection screen.
[Edit Story] > [Delete]
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3 Touch one or more of the rating buttons to select all the
applicable scenes.
• A grayed out rating button indicates that no scenes in the story have
been given that particular rating.
• The number of selected scenes appears on the screen.
• Touch the rating button again to remove those scenes from the
selection.
4 Delete all applicable scenes.
[Set] > [Yes]* > [OK] > [K]
* Touch [Stop] to interrupt the operation while it is in progress. Some scenes may
be deleted nevertheless.
Deleting Stories
Operating modes:
Deleting a story permanently deletes all the scenes it contains. The two
preexisting stories, [Unsorted] and [Video Snapshot], cannot be
deleted.
1 Open the gallery.
[G] > [
Gallery]
2 Select the story you want to delete.
Drag your finger right/left to bring the desired story to the front.
3 Delete the story.
[Story Details] > [Edit Story] > [Delete Story] > [Yes]*
> [OK]
* Touch [Stop] to interrupt the operation while it is in progress. Some scenes may
be deleted nevertheless.
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IMPORTANT
• Be careful when deleting recordings. Once deleted, scenes cannot be
recovered.
• Deleting a story permanently deletes all the scenes it contains.
• When deleting scenes, scenes will be removed from the [
Movies]
or [
Movies] index screen and from any stories in the gallery they
may have belonged to, regardless of the method used to delete them.
• Save copies of important scenes before deleting them (A 146).
• Observe the following precautions while the ACCESS indicator is on or
flashing (while scenes are being deleted).
- Do not open the memory card slot cover.
- Do not disconnect the power source or turn off the camcorder.
- Do not change the camcorder’s operating mode.
NOTES
• To delete all movies and make all recordable space available again you
may prefer to initialize the memory (A 41).
Selecting the Playback Starting Point
If you have a very long scene, you may want to start playing back the
scene from a certain point. You can use the movie timeline to break the
scene to segments at fixed time intervals ranging from 6 seconds to
6 minutes.
Operating modes:
1 Open the [
Movies] index screen.
2 Open the scene’s [Timeline] screen.
[I] > Desired scene
The [Timeline] screen appears. The large thumbnail will show the first
frame of the scene. Below it, the timeline ruler shows frames taken
from the scene at fixed intervals.
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3 Touch the desired frame in the timeline ruler to start playing back
the scene from that point.
! Touch twice to return to the index screen.
" Previous/next scene.
# Drag your finger left along the ruler to display the next 5 frames.
$ Scene’s recording mode and length.
% Recording date and time.
& Drag your finger right along the ruler to display the previous
5 frames.
' Current scene / Total number of scenes.
( Currently selected interval between frames.
To change the interval between frames
[6 sec] > Desired interval > [K]
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Onscreen Displays and Data Code
With every scene or photo recorded, the camcorder keeps a data
code. For AVCHD movies, the data code includes date/time of recording, information about the camera setup, etc. For MP4 movies, the
data code is the date of recording. You can choose the information to
be displayed.
Operating modes:
1 Press
.
2 Select the information to be displayed.
[ Other Settings] > [y] or [
Desired option > [X]
] > [Data Code] >
NOTES
• The data code will appear when the screen is touched, regardless of the
selected option.
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Video Stories and Cinema Style
Using Story Creator to Create Compelling Stories
Story Creator is a helpful function that offers suggestions for typical
scenes in a number of situations. With Story Creator, creating interesting video stories is as easy as selecting one of the story themes, such
as [Travel], [Party] or [Kids & Pets], and following the suggested categories to record video. During playback, select your story from the gallery to play back the scenes you recorded as a single, compelling video
story (A 78).
Operating modes:
Creating a New Story
1 Press
.
2 Start Story Creator mode.
[
Recording Standard] > [é] > [OK]
3 Touch [Create New Story] and select the desired theme.
Drag your finger left/right to bring the desired story theme to the front.
4 Touch [Create Story] and then select the story scene (category).
[ë] (including the story scene title) > Desired story
scene > Orange [ ] icon on the left
Initially, the current date will be used as the story’s title, but you can
change it by touching [ì] (A 87).
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5 Touch [To Recording Screen].
A confirmation screen will appear that shows the selected theme, story
scene (category), shooting advice and the recommended shooting
length.
6 Touch [OK].
• A new story will be created and the camcorder will enter record
pause mode. The selected story scene category will appear at the
bottom of the screen.
• If you touch [?], a screen showing the selected theme, story scene
(category), shooting advice and the recommended shooting length
will appear.
Recording a Scene within a Story
Press Y to record movies within the selected story scene
(category).
• Use the displayed recommended length as a reference when recording
scenes.
• Scenes will be recorded under the story and story scene currently
selected.
• You can also record video snapshot scenes (A 71).
! Shooting tip for the current category.
" Recommended length of scenes in this category.
# Currently selected story scene (category). You can
touch here to return to the list of story scenes.
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To select a different story scene (category)
1 Touch [ë] (including the story scene title) at the bottom of the
screen.
2 Drag your finger up/down to select another category and touch the
orange [ ] icon on the left.
To exit Story Creator mode
1 Press
.
2 Touch [
Recording Standard] and then select a different
recording standard.
NOTES
• When recording video snapshot scenes, you can have the camcorder
automatically link the length of video snapshot scenes to the recommended length of story scenes with the r > [Video Snapshot
Length] setting.
• Relay recording is not available during Story Creator mode.
Recording Additional Scenes within an Existing Story
1 Press
.
2 Start Story Creator mode.
[
Recording Standard] > [é] > [OK]
3 Touch [Continue Existing Story] and select the desired story.
Drag your finger left/right to bring the desired story to the front.
4 Touch [Continue Story].
5 Touch [ë] (including the story scene title).
The list of story scenes will appear. The numbers on the right will show
how many scenes you have recorded in each story scene (category).
6 Drag your finger up/down to select a category and touch the
orange [ ] icon on the left.
7 Touch [To Recording Screen] and then press Y to
record a scene within the selected story scene.
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Cinema Mode and Cinema-Look Filters
In
(cinema) mode, the camcorder will adjust the frame rate and
several other picture-related settings to give your recordings a cinematic look. In this mode you can also use a variety of professional cinema-look filters to create unique movies with a distinctive appearance.
Operating modes:
1 Press
.
2 Set the camcorder to
[Camera Mode] > [
mode.
] > [OK]
3 Select the desired cinema-look filter.
[FILTER 1] > Desired cinema-look filter* > [OK]
* When you select a cinema-look filter other than [Cinema Standard], you can
change the effect level with the following procedure before touching [OK].
• The selected cinema-look filter will be applied and its number will
appear on the control button.
To select the effect level of the cinema-look filter
[w] > [L] (low), [M] (medium) or [H] (high) > [K]
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Options
( Default value)
The camcorder offers 7 cinemalook filters. Select the desired filter
while previewing the effect on the
screen.
[1: Cinema Standard]
[2: Vivid]
[3: Dream]
[4: Cool]
[5: Nostalgic]
[6: Sepia]
[7: Old Movies]
[8: Memory]
[9: Dramatic B&W]
! Filter number (will appear on
the control button)
" Filter name
# Preview the effect on the
screen
$ Select the effect level
% Brief description (onscreen
guidance)
NOTES
• Photos cannot be recorded while the camcorder is set to
mode.
Video Snapshot
Record a series of short scenes. Then, play back your video snapshot
scenes set to your favorite music (A 82) to create your own fun music
video. You will be surprised how by changing the background music,
you can give your scenes an entirely new feel.
The default length of a video snapshot scene is 4 seconds but you can
change it to 2 or 8 seconds, or to the length recommended for the
selected story scene (category) in Story Creator, with the r >
[Video Snapshot Length] setting.
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1 Press V.
• A blue border appears on the
screen.
• Press V again to
return to normal video
recording mode.
2 Press Y.
• The camcorder records for a
few seconds (the blue frame
serves as a visual progress
bar*) and then automatically
returns to record pause mode.
• When the camcorder stops recording, the screen will momentarily
turn black as if a camera shutter had released.
* When the recording program is set to [š SCN: Underwater], the visual
progress bar will be red.
NOTES
• Changing the camcorder to playback mode will deactivate the video
snapshot mode.
Decoration: Adding a Personal Touch
Add a new level of enjoyment to
your scenes by decorating
them. You can add animated
graphics, stamps and even your
own freehand drawings. The
supplied stylus pen will be especially useful for decorating
scenes.
You can decorate scenes as
they are being recorded. For
AVCHD movies, you can also
decorate scenes during playback or when converting them to standard definition (-/,
only; A 157).
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Decorating Scenes while Recording
Operating modes:
1 Open the decoration screen.
[FUNC.] > [Ò Decoration]
• The decoration screen will open automatically also when you stow
the LCD panel with the touch screen facing out.
2 Use a tool from the toolbar as explained in the following
procedures.
3 Press Y to record movies with your decorations.
You can add decorations even while recording a scene.
4 Touch [X] to exit the decoration screen.
! Canvas - The area where you will draw and see your decorations
in action.
" Toolbar.
# [Ó Pens and Stamps] Select the type of pen or stamp and its
color. You can also save a canvas or load a previously saved
canvas.
$ [× Animated Stamps] Select animated stamps to add to your
decoration.
% [Ø Captions] Add the date, date and time, story title* or story
theme* as a caption that will be included in the recording.
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& [Ü]** (Image Mix) Choose one of 27 different frames to add
onto the canvas. Image mix can be used in combination with the
pens, stamps and animated stamps.
' [Ý]** In recording mode: pause the live video. Touch [Ý] again to
restore the live video. You can add decorations to and record the
frozen image.
In playback mode: pause the playback. Touch [Ð] to resume
playing back the scene.
( [ß] Minimize the toolbar to the top of the screen to view almost
all of the canvas. Touch [à] to restore the toolbar.
* Not available in
** Not available in
mode.
mode and for MP4 movies.
To use [Pens and Stamps]
1 Touch [Ó].
The [Pens and Stamps] screen will appear.
2 Select the desired pen or stamp from [Tools].
3 Select white or black from [Colors].
Alternatively, you can touch [Ö] and select a color from the color
palette.
4 Draw freely on the canvas.
Touch [Ó] > [Clear] > [Yes] to clear the canvas and start again.
5 When you finish drawing, save the canvas.
[Ó] > [&Save]* or [* Save]* > [Yes] > [K]
* The freehand drawings and stamps will be saved in the built-in memory (/, only) or on a memory card (. only).
To load a previously saved canvas
In the decoration screen:
[Ó] > [&Load]* or [* Load]* > [Yes] > [K]
* The camcorder will apply the last freehand drawings and stamps that were saved
in the built-in memory (-/, only) or on a memory card (. only).
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To use [Animated Stamps]
1 Touch [×].
The [Animated Stamps] screen will appear.
2 Touch one of the control buttons.
3 Touch anywhere on the canvas to place the selected animated
stamp. You can also drag some animated stamps to a different
location.
To use [Captions]
1 Touch [Ø].
The [Captions] screen will appear.
2 Touch [Date] or [Time].
When recording a scene using Story Creator, you can also select [Title]
(the story’s title) or [Story Scene] (the story scene category).
3 Select the desired text settings and touch [K].
• Touch [ ] (white text on dark background), [ ] (white text) or [
(black text).
]
4 Touch the caption and drag it to the desired location.
To use image mix
Operating modes:
1 Touch [Ü] to open the [Select Image] screen.
2 Touch [+] or [-] to select a different image mix frame.
-/, You can touch one of the memory icons at the bottom
of the screen to read image mix frames saved in the built-in memory
(only when recording on or playing back scenes from a memory card).
3 Touch [K] to mix the selected frame with the live video.
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Mixing Your Own Images with Live Video
You can use images you make on your computer for the image mix
(Chroma Key) function. Make sure that the image you want to use
has a blue or green area, which will be replaced by the live video
using Chroma Key mixing. Refer to About the image files for the
Image Mix function (A 239) for details about the types of image
files that can be used and where to transfer them.
Example of an image used for Chroma Key
Blue/Green area that will be replaced
by the live video
To use the Chroma Key function
1 Open the [Select Image] screen of the image mix function (A 75).
2 Touch [+] or [-] to select the image you created.
3 Touch [Ð] to open the [Chroma Key] screen.
4 Touch [Green] or [Blue] depending on the characteristics of the
image you want to use and touch [Ï] or [Ð] or drag your finger
along the bottom bar to adjust the chroma key setting as necessary.
5 Touch [Ð] at the top of the screen to open the [Transparency]
screen.
6 Touch [Ï] or [Ð] or drag your finger along the bottom bar to adjust
the overall transparency of the image as necessary.
7 Touch [K] to mix your image with live video.
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Decorating Scenes during Playback
Operating modes:
1 From the [
Movies] index screen or gallery, play back the
scene you want to decorate.
2 Touch the screen to display the playback controls.
3 Touch [Ò] to open the decoration screen.
4 Decorate the scene using the tools from the toolbar as explained
in the previous section.
In playback mode, the decorations will not be saved with the original
recording.
NOTES
• Initializing a memory will erase any [Pens and Stamps] drawing canvas
and image files you may have saved. (-/, The image mix
frames that come pre-installed in the built-in memory will be restored
after it is initialized.)
• When q > [Autostart Decoration] is set to [i On], the decoration screen will open automatically when you stow the LCD panel with
the LCD screen facing out.
• Animated stamps and captions cannot be used at the same time.
• -/, When r > [Rec Media for Movies] is set to [&] (the
built-in memory), you will not be able to select image mix frames saved
on a memory card.
• For AVCHD movies, image mix cannot be selected during playback or
while converting a scene to standard definition (A156; -/,
only). Select the image mix during playback pause or before starting the
conversion.
• For AVCHD movies, decorations will appear in the thumbnails of scenes
in the [
Movies] index screen and gallery. For MP4 movies, decorations will not appear in thumbnails.
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Playing Back Stories from the Gallery
You can play back recordings made using Story Creator to play them
back as a single compelling video story following the order of the
story’s script. Regular scenes and video snapshot scenes recorded
without using Story Creator, will appear in the gallery under the
[Unsorted] or [Video Snapshot] stories. When playing back stories from
the gallery, you can choose to play back only scenes with a certain rating.
Operating modes:
1 Open the gallery.
[G] > [
Gallery]
! Open the [G Index Selection] screen (A 59).
" Drag your finger right or left to select a story.
# Story’s theme.
$ Selected story (large thumbnail in the front).
% Story’s title (A 87).
& Details about the story (number of scenes, total playback time)
and editing options.
' List of scenes recorded in the selected story.
2 Select the story you want to play back.
Drag your finger right/left to bring the desired story to the front.
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3 Select the rating of the scenes you want to play back.
[Story Details] > [Select by Rating] > Desired rating >
[K] > [K]
4 Touch the story’s thumbnail to start the playback.
• The complete story will be played back from the first scene to the
last. When playback ends, the camcorder will return to the gallery.
• During the playback of a story other than [Unsorted] or [Video
Snapshot], touch the screen and then touch [ë] to display the
scene’s category during playback. Touch the screen and then touch
[ë] again to turn the story scene display off.
• Playback controls are the same as when playing back scenes from
the [
Movies] or [
Movies] index screen (A 56).
IMPORTANT
• Observe the following precautions while the ACCESS indicator is on or
flashing. Failing to do so may result in permanent data loss.
- Do not open the memory card slot cover.
- Do not disconnect the power source or turn off the camcorder.
- Do not change the camcorder’s operating mode.
NOTES
• If playback of a scene in the gallery is interrupted, you cannot resume
playback at the point it stopped. The story will start over from the beginning the next time you play it back.
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Rating Scenes
You can rate story scenes immediately after recording them or during
playback. You can then select multiple scenes with the same rating, for
example, in order to play back or copy only your favorite scenes.
Rating Scenes Immediately After Recording
Operating modes:
1 Press
.
2 Activate the scene rating function.
[ Other Settings] > r > [Rate Scenes
(Recording)] > [i On] > [X]
To rate scenes
Immediately after recording a scene, rating buttons will appear at the
bottom of the screen. Touch one of the rating buttons to rate the scene
from one to three stars. You can touch [Ì] to leave the scene
unrated or [Í] to classify it in a separate category (for example,
just for outtakes).
To turn off the scene rating function
When the rating buttons appear after recording a scene, touch [X] and
then touch [Off]. This will also leave the current the scene unrated.
Rating Scenes from the List of Scenes
Operating modes:
1 Press
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.
2 Open the list of scenes of the story that contains the scenes you
want to rate.
[G] > [
Gallery] > Bring the desired story to the
front > [Scene List]
3 In the [Scene List] screen, drag your finger up/down to select the
scene you want to rate.
4 Touch the orange [
screen.
] icon on the left to open the [Edit Scene]
5 Touch the control button of the desired rating and touch [K]
twice to return to the gallery.
Rating Scenes During Playback
Operating modes:
1 Play back from the gallery the story that contains the scenes you
want to rate.
2 During playback of a scene you want to rate, pause the playback
and rate the scene.
Touch the screen > [Ý] > [Edit] > [Rating] > Desired
rating > [X]
3 Touch [Ð] to resume the playback and rate other scenes in the
same way or touch [Ñ] to return to the gallery.
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Playback with Background Music
Play back movies (or a photo slideshow) with background music. You
can use one of the supplied music tracks or connect an external audio
player to use your favorite songs as background music.
Operating modes:
Using One of the Supplied Music Tracks as Background Music
The supplied VIXIA CD-ROM contains 3 music tracks you can use as
background music. -/,: The music files come pre-installed
in the built-in memory.
You can mix the original audio and the background music and adjust
the background music mix balance to your preference.
POINTS TO CHECK
• To play back scenes or a slideshow of photos recorded on the memory
card, you will need to transfer the music tracks to the memory card in
advance. See the NOTES section (A 85).
1 Press
.
2 Open the gallery or [
[G] > [
3 Press
Movies] index screen.
Gallery] or [
Movies]
.
4 Select the music track.
[ Other Settings] > s > [Select Music] > [i On]
> [Í] or [Î] to select the desired music track
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! Select the desired music track.
" Adjust the background music balance.
# Play back the original sound (no background music).
$ Delete the music track selected.
% Listen to the music track selected. Touch again (Ñ) to
stop the playback.
5 Adjust the mix balance between the original sound and the
background music.
Touch [y] (more of the original sound) or [Û] (more of the background
music) or drag your finger along the [Music Balance] bar to adjust the
background music balance as desired.
6 Touch [X] and then touch a story or scene to start the playback
with the selected background music.
To adjust the background music balance during playback
1 During playback, touch the screen to display the playback controls.
2 Touch [Ý], drag your finger along the [Music Balance] bar to adjust
the background music balance as desired and touch [K].
To delete a music track
In the [Select Music] screen, touch [Í] or [Î] to select the track you
want to delete.
[
] > [Yes]
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Using an External Audio Player for Background Music
Use your favorite songs as background music by connecting an external player.
POINTS TO CHECK
• You will need a commercially available audio cable with at least one
mini-stereo plug (to connect to the MIC terminal on the camcorder); the
other end will depend on external player used).
1 Connect the external player to the camcorder’s MIC terminal.
2 Press
.
3 Open the gallery or [
[G] > [
4 Press
Movies] index screen.
Gallery] or [
Movies]
.
5 Activate the external audio input.
[ Other Settings] > s > [External Audio Input] >
[i On Ü]
6 Adjust the audio input as necessary.
• Start the music playback on the external player and adjust its volume
according to the onscreen indications. When the audio input is in the
correct range, stop the music playback and touch [X] on the camcorder.
• Before touching [X], touch [External Player Link] to link the video
playback to the start/end of the music from the external player.
Playback with the video linked to the external audio
7 Start the music playback on the external player.
• Playback will start from the first scene in the story or index screen.
• When the external audio input stops, video playback will pause.
When the external audio input is restored, video playback will resume
automatically.
• Even when the video playback stops, audio playback on the external
player will not stop automatically.
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Playback with the video not linked to the external audio
7 Touch a story or scene to start the video playback.
8 Start the music playback on the external player.
IMPORTANT
• If you use copyrighted songs and music tracks in your video creations,
remember that music under copyright may not be used without permission from the copyright holder, except for cases permitted under applicable laws, such as for personal use. Make sure to follow applicable
laws when using music files.
NOTES
• Initializing a memory card will permanently erase any music files you
may have transferred to the card. (-/, The music files that
come pre-installed in the built-in memory will be restored after it is initialized.) To transfer music files from the supplied VIXIA CD-ROM to the
memory card:
- Windows users: Use the supplied software VideoBrowser (-/
, only) or Transfer Utility (. only). For details, refer to the
Software Guide (PDF file) of the supplied PIXELA’s software.
- Mac OS users: Use Finder to transfer music files from the [MUSIC]
folder on the supplied VIXIA CD-ROM to the memory card. Refer to
About the music files (A 239) for the folder structure of the memory
card.
• Transfer music files to the memory card that contains the recordings
you want to play back with background music.
• About video playback linked to the external player:
- In some cases, the video playback may not be correctly linked to the
external player. For example, if the volume of external player is too low
or if the audio signal contains a lot of noise, etc.
- When you connect the MIC terminal to the audio outputs on the
external player and cannot adjust the strength of the signal, the
camcorder will automatically decrease the volume of the external
player when the audio signal is too loud.
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Copying and Moving Scenes Within/Between Stories
You can copy and move scenes in the gallery within the same story
scene (category), between story scenes in the same story, and
between stories recorded in the same memory.
Operating modes:
1 Open the list of scenes of the story that contains the scene you
want to copy or move.
[G] > [
Gallery] > Bring the desired story to the
front > [Scene List]
2 In the [Scene List] screen, drag your finger up/down to select the
scene you want to copy/move.
3 Touch the orange [ ] icon on the left to open the [Edit Scene]
screen and touch [Copy] or [Move].
4 Select the destination.
Drag your finger right/left to select the desired story and touch its
thumbnail. Then, drag your finger up/down to select the desired
category and touch the orange [ ] icon on the left. And last, drag your
finger up/down to move the orange bar within the category to select
the position of the scene.
5 Copy or move the scene.
[Set]1 > [Yes]2 > [OK]3 > [K]
1
2
3
This step is not necessary when copying/moving a scene into a story scene
category that contains no other scenes.
When copying a scene, you can touch [Stop] to interrupt the operation while it
is in progress.
This step is not necessary when moving a scene.
NOTES
• You cannot copy or move scenes to the two preexisting stories,
[Unsorted] and [Video Snapshot].
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Selecting a Story’s Thumbnail Image
Initially, the image used as the story’s thumbnail is the first frame of the
first scene in the story. You can set your favorite scene as the thumbnail that will represent the story in the gallery.
Operating modes:
1 Open the gallery.
[G] > [
Gallery]
2 Select the story whose thumbnail you want to change.
Drag your finger right/left to bring the desired story to the front.
3 Open the [Story Thumbnail] screen.
[Story Details] > [Edit Story] > [Story Thumbnail]
4 Locate the frame you want to use as the story’s thumbnail.
Playback controls will appear on the screen (A 56). Use any special
playback modes (fast/slow playback, frame reverse/advance) as
necessary to locate the desired image.
5 Touch [Set] to change the story’s thumbnail.
6 Touch [K] to return to the gallery.
Changing a Story’s Title
When you first create a story, the current date will be used as the
story’s title but you can change the title later on. The title can be up to
14 characters long (available characters are limited). The title of the two
preexisting stories, [Unsorted] and [Video Snapshot] cannot be
changed.
Operating modes:
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1 Open the gallery.
[G] > [
Gallery]
2 Select the story whose title you want to change.
Drag your finger right/left to bring the desired story to the front.
3 Open the [Edit Title] screen.
[Story Details] > [Edit Story] > [Edit Title]
4 Use the virtual keyboard to change the title.
5 Touch [OK] > [K] > [K] to return to the gallery.
! Switch between letters and numbers/special characters.
" Change the position of the cursor.
# Delete the character to the cursor’s left (backspace).
$ Caps Lock. When the numerical keyboard is displayed,
[#%?] switches between set 1 and set 2 of special characters.
NOTES
• We recommend using the supplied stylus pen to enter characters.
• -/, When you import files with the supplied software VideoBrowser using the option to join and import music and video files from
the gallery, some special characters in the story's title (/, \, <, >, :, *, ", |,
?) will be changed to an underscore (_) in the file name.
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Advanced Functions
Recording in Manual Mode
When the camcorder is set to
mode, you can enjoy full access to
the menus and manually adjust the exposure, focus, white balance and
many more of the camcorder’s settings to your preference. Even in this
mode, though, the camcorder can help you with the settings. For
example, by using Special Scene recording programs (A 95).
Operating modes:
1 Press P to turn on the
camcorder.
• -/, By default,
movies and photos are
recorded in the built-in
memory. You can select the
memory that will be used to
record movies and photos
(A 40).
• Please read the IMPORTANT
section (A 49) before using
an Eye-Fi card.
�
�
2 Press
.
To change the recording
standard, refer to Recording (A 31).
3 Set the camcorder to
[
mode.
Camera Mode] > [n] > [OK]
4 Record movies and photos.
The procedure is the same as in
mode (A 45).
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IMPORTANT
• Observe the following precautions while the ACCESS indicator is on or
flashing. Failing to do so may result in permanent data loss or damage
to the memory.
- Do not open the memory card slot cover.
- Do not disconnect the power source or turn off the camcorder.
- Do not change the camcorder’s operating mode.
• Be sure to save your recordings regularly (A 143), especially after
making important recordings. Canon shall not be liable for any loss or
corruption of data.
• Recordings on an Eye-Fi card will be uploaded automatically after setting the camcorder to playback mode, if you are within the range of a
configured network. Always verify that Eye-Fi cards have been
approved in the country/region of use. See also Using an Eye-Fi card
(A 161).
NOTES
• The zoom, Quick Start function, power saving modes, etc. operate the
same way in
mode as in
mode. For details, refer to AUTO
Mode (A 45).
• Photos cannot be recorded while the digital zoom is activated (light blue
area on the zoom bar) or while fading in or fading out a scene.
Reviewing the Latest Scene Recorded
You can review the last 4 seconds of the last scene recorded with the
camcorder without switching to playback mode. While reviewing the
latest scene, the picture will be played back without sound.
Operating modes:
[FUNC.] > [v Review Recording]
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NOTES
• For MP4 movies, you cannot review the last movie recorded if, after you
recorded the movie, you performed another operation such as opening
a menu.
Selecting the Video Quality (Recording Mode)
The camcorder offers 5 recording modes for recording AVCHD movies
and 2 for MP4 movies. Changing the recording mode will change the
recording time available on the memory. For AVCHD movies, select
MXP or FXP mode for better movie quality; select LP mode for longer
recording times.
For MP4 movies, you can choose one of two bit rates. Bit rate indicates how much information is recorded in 1 second of video. Select
4 Mbps for smaller file sizes and faster uploads.
The following table gives approximate recording times.
Operating modes:
1 Press
.
2 Select the recording mode.
[ Other Settings] > r > [Recording Mode] >
Desired recording mode > [X]
For MP4 movies, a single scene can be
recorded continuously for 30 minutes. The
icon in the upper left is a reminder of
this. If the file size reaches 4 GB even before
30 minutes has elapsed, however, recording
will stop.
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NOTES
• Movies recorded in MXP mode cannot be saved on AVCHD discs. Use
an external Blu-ray Disc recorder to copy MXP movies onto Blu-ray
discs. -/, Alternatively, you can use the supplied software
VideoBrowser to create AVCHD discs*.
• The camcorder uses a variable bit rate (VBR) to encode video so the
actual recording times will vary depending on the content of the scenes.
• You cannot create a video disc of MP4 movies that is playable on commercially available players.
* MXP scenes will be converted to an image quality similar to that of FXP scenes.
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
Approximate recording times
Default value
AVCHD movies in MXP mode are recorded in 1,920 x 1,080 resolution. AVCHD
movies recorded using other recording modes are recorded in 1,440 x 1,080
resolution. MP4 movies are recorded in 1,280 x 720 resolution.
For AVCHD movies:
Recording mode →
MXP
FXP
XP+
SP
LP
4 GB Memory card
20 min.
30 min.
40 min.
1 hr.
10 min.
1 hr.
30 min.
8 GB Memory card/
, Built-in memory1
40 min.
1 hr.
1 hr.
25 min.
2 hr.
20 min.
3 hr.
16 GB Memory card
1 hr.
25 min.
2 hr.
5 min.
2 hr.
50 min.
4 hr.
45 min.
6 hr.
5 min.
32 GB Memory card/
- Built-in memory1
2 hr.
55 min.
4 hr.
10 min.
5 hr.
45 min.
9 hr.
35 min.
12 hr.
15 min.2
Memory ↓
For MP4 movies:
Recording mode →
Memory ↓
2
4 Mbps
55 min.
2 hr. 5 min.
8 GB Memory card/
, Built-in memory1
1 hr. 50 min.
4 hr. 10 min.
16 GB Memory card
3 hr. 50 min.
8 hr. 25 min.
32 GB Memory card/
- Built-in memory1
7 hr. 40 min.
16 hr. 55 min.
4 GB Memory card
1
9 Mbps
-/, At the time of purchase, the built-in memory contains about 70
MB of music files (background music), 5 MB of image files (image mix frames)
and about 2 MB of file management data.
A single scene can be recorded continuously for 12 hours; at that point, the
camcorder will stop for about 3 seconds before resuming recording.
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Selecting the Frame Rate
You can change the frame rate (the number of frames recorded per
second) to change the look of your movies.
Operating modes:
1 Press
.
2 Select the frame rate.
[ Other Settings] > r > [Frame Rate] >
Desired frame rate > [X]
Options for AVCHD movies
( Default value)
[´ 60i (Standard)]
60 fields per second, interlaced. Standard
frame rate of NTSC analog TV signals.
[· PF30]
Shooting at 30 frames per second, progressive*. Use
this frame rate to easily edit your recordings, for example, to post
them on the Web.
[¹ PF24]
Shooting at 24 frames per second, progressive*.
Using this frame rate will give your recordings a cinematic look.
Recording in
mode will further enhance the effect. This is
the default setting for
mode.
* Recorded as 60i.
Options for MP4 movies
( Default value)
[
30P] 30 frames per second, progressive.
[» 24P] 24 frames per second, progressive.
NOTES
• The frame rate can be set independently for
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and
modes.
Special Scene Recording Programs
Recording in a very bright ski resort or capturing the full colors of a
sunset or a fireworks display becomes as easy as selecting a Special
Scene recording program.
Operating modes:
[FUNC.] > [Rec. Programs] > [ú SCN: Portrait] >
Desired recording program > [X]
Options
( Default value)
[ú SCN: Portrait]
The camcorder uses a large
aperture, to achieve a sharp focus on the subject while blurring the background.
[û SCN: Sports]
To record sports scenes such
as tennis or golf.
[ü SCN: Night Scene]
To record nightscapes
with lower noise.
[ý SCN: Snow]
To record in bright ski resorts
without the subject being underexposed.
[þ SCN: Beach]
To record on a sunny beach
without the subject being underexposed.
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[ÿ SCN: Sunset]
To record sunsets in vibrant
colors.
[ΠSCN: Low Light]
To record in low-light situa-
tions.
[œ SCN: Spotlight]
[Š SCN: Fireworks]
To record spotlit scenes.
To record fireworks.
[š SCN: Underwater]
To record underwater
scenes in natural colors.
[Ÿ SCN: Surface]
To record after getting out of
the water, such as on a boat after diving.
NOTES
• [ú SCN: Portrait]/[û SCN: Sports]/[ý SCN: Snow]/[þ SCN:
Beach]: The picture may not appear smooth during playback.
• [ú SCN: Portrait]: The blur effect of the background increases the
more you zoom in (S).
• [ý SCN: Snow]/[þ SCN: Beach]: The subject may become overexposed on cloudy days or in shaded places. Check the image on the
screen.
• [Œ SCN: Low Light]:
- Moving subjects may leave a trailing afterimage.
- Picture quality may not be as good as in other modes.
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- White points may appear on the screen.
- Autofocus may not work as well as in other modes. In such case,
adjust the focus manually.
• [Š SCN: Fireworks]:
- To avoid camera blur (blur due to the camcorder moving) we
recommend using a tripod.
- When the optional Wide-converter or Tele-converter is attached to the
camcorder, autofocus will not be effective. Make sure to focus
manually (A 108)
• [š SCN: Underwater]/[Ÿ SCN: Surface]:
- Use these recording programs when making recordings while the
camcorder is in the optional WP-V4 Waterproof Case.
- When using the [š SCN: Underwater] recording program, a red
frame will appear on the edge of the screen.
- The [š SCN: Underwater] recording program is for making
recordings underwater*. When using underwater lighting equipment or
making recordings while on land, we recommend using the [Ÿ SCN:
Surface] recording program.
- To switch the recording program between [š SCN: Underwater] and
[Ÿ SCN: Surface] while the camcorder is in the waterproof case,
turn on the camcorder while moving the zoom lever toward S or T.
Keep pushing the zoom lever until the š or Ÿ icon appears on the
screen.
- ? will appear on the screen when the camcorder’s temperature
becomes too high. If this happens, turn off the camcorder, take it out
of the waterproof case and keep it in a cool place until the
temperature goes down. If the camcorder becomes too hot, it will turn
off automatically.
- When making recordings underwater with the [š SCN: Underwater]
recording program, the image on the LCD screen will appear redder
than the actual subject. This will not affect the recording.
- When a commercially available wide-converter or other accessory is
attached to the waterproof case, the camcorder may focus on the
accessory. In such case, move the zoom lever toward S to focus on
the subject.
- See Specifications (A 238) for additional notes about the [š SCN:
Underwater] and [Ÿ SCN: Surface] recording programs.
* Underwater is a unique environment that is ever-changing, depending on factors
such as the weather and water conditions. In addition, water absorbs red light,
which causes objects to appear bluer and greener.
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Advanced Image Stabilization
The image stabilizer reduces camcorder blur (blur due to the camcorder moving) so you can get nice, stable shots. Select the image stabilization mode according to the shooting conditions.
Operating modes:
1 Press
.
2 Select the IS mode.
[ Other Settings] > p > [Image Stabilizer] >
Desired IS mode > [X]
Options
( Default value)
[
Dynamic] 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] Compensates for a lower degree of camcorder
shake, such as when shooting while remaining stationary, and is
suitable for shooting natural-looking scenes.
[j Off]
Use this setting when the camcorder is mounted on a
tripod.
Powered IS
You can use Powered IS to make the image stabilization even more
powerful. 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). Holding the LCD panel with your left
hand will add to the stability of the shot.
[FUNC.] > [È Powered IS] > [ON] > [X]
• By default, the custom control button (A 196) is set to
[È Powered IS].
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NOTES
• If the degree of camcorder shake is too high, the image stabilizer may
not be able to fully compensate.
• For surveying and following shots, when you pan the camcorder from
side to side or tilt it up and down, we recommend setting the IS mode
to [
Dynamic] or [
Standard].
Pre-Recording
The camcorder will start recording 3 seconds before you press
Y, ensuring you do not miss important shooting opportunities. This is especially useful when it is difficult to predict when to start
recording.
Operating modes:
1 Activate the pre-recording function.
[FUNC.] > [z Pre REC] > [ON] > [X]
• z will appear on the screen.
• Repeat, selecting [OFF], to turn off pre-recording.
2 Press Y.
The scene recorded in the memory will start 3 seconds before
Y was pressed.
NOTES
• The camcorder will not record the full 3 seconds prior to pressing
Y if the button was pressed within 3 seconds of having
turned on pre-recording or having finished the previous recording.
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• Any of the following actions will deactivate the pre-recording function.
- Leaving the camcorder without any operation for 5 minutes.
- Changing the operating mode.
- Pressing V.
- Opening the decoration screen.
- Closing the LCD panel to set the camcorder to standby mode.
- Touching any of the following control buttons in the [
Main
Functions] panel: [Rec. Programs], [White Balance], [Audio Scene],
[AGC Limit], [Faders], [Decoration] or [Review Recording].
- Opening the [Other Settings] menus.
Face Detection
The camcorder automatically detects people’s faces and uses this
information to select the optimal settings for beautiful videos and photos.
Operating modes:
*
* Face detection is always activated in
mode.
POINTS TO CHECK
• Select a recording program other than [ü SCN: Night Scene],
[Œ SCN: Low Light], [Š SCN: Fireworks] or [š SCN: Underwater].
By default, face detection is activated. If the function was turned off, perform the following procedure to turn it on.
1 Press
.
2 Activate face detection.
[ Other Settings] > p > [Face Detection &
Tracking] > [i On }] > [X]
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To select the main 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 main
subject is indicated by a white face detection frame and the camcorder
will optimize the settings for that person. Other faces will have gray
frames.
Touch a different face on the
touch screen to optimize the
camcorder’s settings for that
person using the Touch &
Track function.
Main subject
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 turned to the side, at a diagonal or partially hidden.
• Face detection cannot be used when the shutter speed used is slower
than 1/30 (1/24 if the frame rate is set to [¹ PF24] or [» 24P]) or
when the digital zoom is activated at more than 40x zoom (dark blue
area on the zoom bar).
• When face detection is activated, the slowest shutter speed used by the
camcorder is 1/30 (1/24 if the frame rate is set to [¹ PF24] or
[» 24P]).
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Touch & Track
When recording a group of people using face detection, the camcorder
will automatically detect one person as the main subject. You can use
Touch & Track to tell the camcorder to track and optimize settings for a
different person. You can also use Touch & Track to always keep in
focus other moving subjects, such as pets or moving vehicles.
Operating modes:
1 Make sure face detection is activated (A 100).
Face detection is always activated in
mode.
2 Point the camcorder at a moving subject and touch the subject on
the touch screen.
• A white double frame will appear around the subject and track it as it
moves.
• Touch [Cancel £] to remove the frame and cancel the tracking.
NOTES
• Touching somewhere with a color or pattern unique to the subject will
make it easier to track. However, if there is another subject in the vicinity
that shares similar characteristics to the selected subject, the camcorder may start tracking the incorrect subject. Touch the screen again
to select the desired subject.
• In certain cases, Touch & Track may not be able to track the subject.
Typical examples include:
- Subjects extremely small or large in relation to the overall picture.
- Subjects too similar to the background.
- Subjects lacking sufficient contrast.
- Fast moving subjects.
- When shooting indoors with insufficient lighting.
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Faders
The camcorder offers two professional looking transition effects to
fade-in or fade-out scenes. You have the option to activate the fader
only one time or every time you start or stop recording.
Operating modes:
[FUNC.] > [R Faders] > Desired fader* > [X]
* You can preview the transition effect on the screen.
• The icon of the selected fader appears in green.
To fade in/out
Press Y in record pause mode (Û) to start recording with
a fade in. Press Y while recording (Ü) to fade out and pause
the recording.
NOTES
• When you apply a fader, not only the picture but also the sound will fade
in or out.
• Faders cannot be used in the following cases:
- While using the [Old Movies] cinema-look filter in
mode.
- When recording scenes with decorations.
- When recording video snapshot scenes.
- While pre-recording is activated.
• You can select whether to fade to/from a black screen or a white screen
with the p > [Fader Setting] setting.
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Manually Setting the Shutter Speed or Aperture
[’ Programmed AE] is the default automatic exposure (AE) recording
program; using it, you can change functions like the white balance or
image effects. Select one of the other AE recording programs to control
the shutter speed or aperture.
Operating modes:
[FUNC.] > [Rec. Programs] > [‚ Shutter-Pri. AE] or
[“ Aperture-Pri. AE] > [Ï] or [Ð]* to set the desired
shutter speed (‚) or aperture value (“) > [X]
* You can also drag your finger along the dial.
Options
( Default value)
[’ Programmed AE]
The camcorder automatically adjusts the aperture and shutter speed to obtain the optimal exposure for the subject.
[‚ Shutter-Pri. AE]
Set the shutter speed value. The camcorder
automatically sets the appropriate aperture value.
[“ Aperture-Pri. AE]
Set the aperture value. The camcorder automatically sets the appropriate shutter speed.
NOTES
• [‚ Shutter-Pri. AE]:
- On screen only the denominator is displayed – [‚ 250] indicates a
shutter speed of 1/250 second, etc.
- When the frame rate is set to [¹ PF24] or [» 24P], the shutter
speeds available will be the following: 1/6, 1/12, 1/24, 1/48, 1/60,
1/100, 1/250, 1/500, 1/1000 and 1/2000.
- When recording in dark surroundings, you can obtain a brighter
picture by using slow shutter speeds; however, image quality may not
be as good and autofocus may not work well.
- The image may flicker when recording with fast shutter speeds.
- Recording movies under fluorescent lights: If the screen starts to flicker,
select [‚ Shutter-Pri. AE] and set the shutter speed to 1/100.
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• [“ Aperture-Pri. AE]: The actual range of values available for selection
will vary depending on the initial zoom position.
• When setting a numeric value (aperture or shutter speed), the number
displayed will flash if the aperture value or shutter speed is not appropriate for the recording conditions. In such case, select a different value.
• During exposure lock, the aperture value/shutter speed cannot be
changed. Set the aperture value or shutter speed before manually
adjusting the exposure.
Shutter Speed and Aperture Value Guidelines
XWith slower shutter speed you can add a nice
motion blur and sense of movement.
With faster shutter speeds you can “freeze the
action” for powerful images of moving subjects.W
1/8
1/15
1/30
1/60
1/100 1/250 1/500 1/1000 1/2000
Low-light situations
Fast moving subjects
or shooting from a
moving car or train
Most ordinary conditions
Indoor sports
Outdoor sports on sunny days
XWith small aperture values only the subject is in
focus and the background is softly blurred. Great
for portraits or to isolate a single object.
With large aperture values every part of
the image is clearly in focus. Good
for landscapes and architectural shots.W
F2.0
F1.8
F2.8
F2.4
F4.0
F3.4
F5.6
F4.8
F8.0
F6.7
More light
Ï Lens aperture Ð
Less light
Shallow
Ï Depth of Field Ð
Deep
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Manual Exposure Adjustment
At times, backlit subjects may appear too dark (underexposed) or subjects under very strong lights may appear too bright or glaring (overexposed). To correct this, you can adjust the exposure manually or use
the Touch AE function to automatically set the optimal exposure for the
subject you select. This is convenient when the brightness of the subject you want to shoot is noticeably brighter/darker than the general
brightness of the image.
Operating modes:
POINTS TO CHECK
• Select a recording program other than [Š SCN: Fireworks].
1 Open the exposure adjustment screen.
[FUNC.] > [y Exposure]
2 Touch a subject that appears inside the y frame.
• The Touch AE mark (I) will flash and the exposure will be adjusted
automatically so the area you touched will be correctly exposed. You
have the option to further adjust the exposure manually as
necessary.
• You can touch [n] instead to adjust the exposure manually without
activating the Touch AE function.
• The manual adjustment dial appears and the adjustment value is set
at ±0.
• Touch [n] again to return the camcorder to automatic exposure.
3 Touch [Ï] or [Ð] or drag your finger along the dial to set the
exposure adjustment value.
The adjustment range may vary depending on the initial brightness of
the image, and some values may be grayed out.
4 Touch [X] to lock the exposure at the selected value.
During exposure lock, y and the selected exposure adjustment value
will appear on the screen.
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NOTES
• If the recording program is changed during exposure lock, the camcorder will return to automatic exposure.
• When shooting subjects with a strong light source behind them, the
camcorder automatically corrects for the backlight*. You can turn off the
automatic backlight correction with the p > [Auto Backlight Correction] setting. Note that the automatic backlight correction is not available in the following cases.
- In
mode, when using a cinema-look filter other than [Cinema
Standard].
- When using the [ü SCN: Night Scene], [ý SCN: Snow], [þ SCN:
Beach], [ÿ SCN: Sunset] or [œ SCN: Spotlight] recording program.
* Except in
dard].
mode when using a cinema-look filter other than [Cinema Stan-
Automatic Gain Control (AGC) Limit
When recording in dark surroundings, the camcorder will automatically
increase the gain to try to get a brighter picture. However, using higher
gain values may result in more noticeable video noise. You can select
the AGC limit to curb the amount of noise by setting the maximum gain
value to be used. The smaller the AGC limit, the picture will be darker
but will have less the noise.
Operating modes:
[FUNC.] > [x AGC Limit] > [n]* (manual) >
[Ï] or [Ð]** to set the AGC limit > [X]
* Touch [m] (automatic) to remove the limit for the automatic gain control.
** You can also drag your finger along the dial.
• The selected AGC limit will appear on the screen.
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Manual Focus Adjustment
Autofocus may not work well on the following subjects. In such case,
focus manually.
• Reflective surfaces
• Subjects with low contrast
or without vertical lines
Operating modes:
• Fast moving subjects
• Through wet windows
• Night scenes
POINTS TO CHECK
• Adjust the zoom before you start the procedure.
• Select a recording program other than [š SCN: Underwater] or
[Ÿ SCN: Surface].
1 Open the manual focus screen.
[FUNC.] > [< Focus]
2 Touch a subject that appears inside the < frame.
• The Touch AF mark (I) will flash and the focusing distance will be
adjusted automatically. You have the option to further adjust the
focus manually as necessary.
• You can touch [D] instead to adjust the focus manually without
activating the Touch AF function.
• The manual focus controls appear.
• Touch [D] again to return the camcorder to autofocus.
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3 Touch and hold [F] or [E] to adjust the focus.
• The center of the screen will be magnified to help you focus more
easily. You can also turn off this function with the p > [Focus
Assistance] setting.
• The focusing distance displayed will change as you adjust the focus.
The focusing distance will be displayed for about 2 seconds. You can
change the units used for the distance display with the q >
[Distance Units] setting.
• If you wish to focus on faraway subjects such as mountains or
fireworks, touch and hold [F] until the focusing distance changes
to G.
4 Touch [X] to lock the focus at the selected distance.
During manual focus, [D] will appear on the screen.
NOTES
• During manual focus, you can touch inside the frame to activate the
Touch AF function and autofocus on a subject.
• When the recording program is set to [š SCN: Underwater] or
[Ÿ SCN: Surface], the camcorder will return to autofocus.
• See Specifications (A 238) for additional notes about the
[š SCN: Underwater] and [Ÿ SCN: Surface] recording programs.
Tele Macro
Using tele macro, the camcorder can focus at a shorter distance (up to
40 cm (1.3 ft.) from the subject at full telephoto), allowing you get
closer shots of small subjects like flowers and insects. This function
also adds a soft focus to the background, so the subject not only looks
larger but it also stands out more.
Operating modes:
*
* In
mode or when the recording program is set to [š SCN: Underwater] or
[Ÿ SCN: Surface], tele macro will be activated automatically when you zoom in to
full telephoto and bring the camcorder up close to the subject.
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POINTS TO CHECK
• Select a recording program other than [Š SCN: Fireworks].
[FUNC.] > [ZOOM Zoom] > [W]* (tele macro) > [X]
* Touch again to turn off the tele macro function.
• The camcorder will automatically adjust the zoom to the telephoto
end.
NOTES
• Any of the following actions will deactivate the tele macro function.
- Turning off the camcorder.
- Pressing T.
- Setting the camcorder to
mode.
- Zooming out toward T (wide angle).
- Changing the recording program to [Š SCN: Fireworks].
• Tele macro cannot be turned on/off while recording.
White Balance
The white balance function helps you to accurately reproduce colors
under different lighting conditions so that white objects will always look
truly white in your recordings.
Operating modes:
POINTS TO CHECK
• Select a recording program other than the Special Scene recording programs.
[FUNC.] > [Ä White Balance] > Desired option* > [X]
* When you select [Å Custom WB], set the custom white balance with the following procedure before touching [X].
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To set the custom white balance
Point the camcorder at a white object, so it fills the whole screen,
and touch [Set WB].
When the adjustment is completed, Å stops flashing and disappears.
The camcorder will retain the custom white balance even if you turn it off.
Options
( Default value)
[à Automatic]
The camcorder automatically sets the white balance for natural looking colors.
[¼ Daylight] To record outdoors on a bright day.
[½ Shade] To record in shaded places.
[¾ Cloudy] To record on a cloudy day.
[¿ Fluorescent] To record under warm white or warm-white-type
(3-wavelength) fluorescent lighting.
[À Fluorescent H]
To record under daylight or daylight-type
(3-wavelength) fluorescent lighting.
[
Tungsten] To record under tungsten and tungsten-type
(3-wavelength) fluorescent lighting.
[Å Custom WB]
Use the custom white balance setting to make
white subjects appear white under colored lighting.
NOTES
• When you select the custom white balance:
- Set p > [Digital Zoom] to [j Off].
- Reset the white balance when you change locations or the lighting or
other conditions change.
- Depending on the light source, Å may keep flashing. The result will
still be better than with [Ã Automatic].
• 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, certain types of fluorescent lights and LED
lights
• Depending on the type of fluorescent light, optimal color balance may
not be obtained with [¿ Fluorescent] or [À Fluorescent H]. If the
color looks unnatural, select [Ã Automatic] or [Å Custom WB].
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Image Effects
You can adjust the color depth, brightness, contrast, and sharpness of
the image.
Operating modes:
POINTS TO CHECK
• Select a recording program other than the Special Scene recording programs.
1 Open the image effects screen.
[FUNC.] > [Image Effects]
2 Touch [ON] and then touch [Color Depth], [Sharpness], [Contrast]
or [Brightness].
Repeat, selecting [OFF], to turn off the image effects.
3 Touch [Ï] or [Ð] or drag your finger along the dial to adjust the
effect level.
+ levels: richer colors, sharper image, stronger contrast, brighter
image.
- levels: shallower colors, softer image, softer contrast, darker image.
4 Touch [X] to save and apply the customized picture settings.
b will appear on the screen.
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Self Timer
Operating modes:
*
* For movies only.
1 Press
.
2 Activate the self timer.
[ Other Settings] > p > [Self Timer] >
[i On <] > [X]
• < will appear on the screen.
• Repeat, selecting [j Off], to turn off the self timer.
Movies: In record pause mode, press Y.
The camcorder starts recording after a 10-second countdown*. The
countdown appears on the screen.
Photos: In record pause mode, touch [PHOTO].
• The camcorder will record the photo after a 10-second countdown*.
The countdown appears on the screen.
• Photos cannot be recorded while the camcorder is set to
mode.
* 2 seconds when using the optional WL-D89 Wireless Controller. To start the countdown using the wireless controller, press Y for movies and Z for
photos.
NOTES
• Once the countdown has begun, any of the following actions will cancel
the self timer.
- Pressing Y, when recording movies.
- Touching [PHOTO], when recording photos.
- Turning off the camcorder.
- Changing the camcorder’s operating mode.
- Closing the LCD panel to set the camcorder to standby mode.
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Audio Scenes and Other Audio Settings
You can have the camcorder optimize the audio settings of the built-in
microphone by selecting the audio scene that matches your surroundings. This will greatly enhance the sense of "being there." Alternatively,
you can select [ Custom Setting] in order to adjust the camcorder's
various audio settings to your liking.
See Settings for each audio scene (A 115) for the settings used by
each audio scene.
Operating modes:
[FUNC.] > [
[X]
Audio Scene] > Desired audio scene >
* When you select [ Custom Setting], set the custom audio settings with the following procedures.
Options
[
[
( Default value)
Standard] To record most general situations. The camcorder
records with standard settings.
Music]
To vibrantly record music performances and singing
indoors.
[
[
Speech] Best for recording human voices and dialog.
Forest and Birds] To record birds and scenes in forests. The
[
Noise Suppression]
[
Custom Setting]*
camcorder clearly captures sound as it spreads.
To record scenes while reducing noise from
wind, passing vehicles and similar ambient sound. Ideal for
recording at the beach or in places with a lot of noise.
Allows you to adjust the audio settings to
your liking. The settings that you can adjust are the [ä Mic. Level]
setting in the [
Main Functions] panel and the following settings in the p menu: [Auto Wind Screen], [Microphone Attenuator] (A 188), [Built-in Mic Freq. Response] (audio equalizer),
and [Built-in Mic Directionality].
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NOTES
• Audio scenes cannot be selected in the following cases:
- When an external microphone is attached to the mini advanced shoe.
- When an external microphone is connected to the MIC terminal with
p > [Audio Mix] set to [j Off].
• [ Custom Setting] is not available in
mode.
• After setting [
Audio Scene] to [ Custom Setting], if the camera
mode is changed to
, this setting will change to [
Standard].
Settings for each audio scene
[ä Mic.
Level]
[Microphone
Attenuator]
[Auto Wind
Screen]
[Built-in Mic
Freq.
Response]
[Built-in Mic
Directionality]
[h
Normal]
[h
Normal]
[
Standard]
[n]
[k
(manual): 70 Automatic]
[H High]
[
Music]
[n]
[k
(manual): 70 Automatic]
[L Low
[
Speech] [n]
[k
(manual): 86 Automatic]
]
[ê
[î Wide]
Boost HF+LF
Range]
[H High]
[é
Boost MF
Range]
[í
Monaural]
[n]
[k
(manual): 80 Automatic]
[H High]
[è Low
Cut Filter]
[î Wide]
[ Noise
[n]
[k
Suppression] (manual): 70 Automatic]
[H High]
[è Low
Cut Filter]
[í
Monaural]
[
Forest
and Birds]
[ Custom
Setting]
Selected by user
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Auto Wind Screen
The camcorder automatically reduces the background sound of wind
when recording outdoors. You can select from two levels or turn off the
auto wind screen.
POINTS TO CHECK
• Set [
Audio Scene] to [
1 Press
Custom Setting] (A 114).
.
2 Adjust the auto wind screen.
[ Other Settings] > p > [Auto Wind Screen] >
[H High] or [L Low
] > [X]
• Repeat, selecting [j Off à], to turn off the auto wind screen.
NOTES
• Some low-frequency sounds will be suppressed along with the sound
of wind. When recording in surroundings unaffected by wind or if you
want to record low-frequency sounds, we recommend setting the auto
wind screen to [j Off à].
Audio Equalizer
You can use the audio equalizer to adjust sound levels by specifically
targeting the high- or low-frequency range and selecting one of 3 available levels. The audio equalizer settings are only available when
recording sound using the built-in microphone.
Operating modes:
POINTS TO CHECK
• Set [
1 Press
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Audio Scene] to [
.
Custom Setting] (A 114).
2 Adjust the audio equalizer.
[ Other Settings] > p > [Built-in Mic Freq.
Response] > Desired option > [X]
Options
( Default value)
[h Normal]
Appropriate for balanced sound under most normal recording conditions.
[ç Boost LF Range]
Accentuates the low-frequency range for
more powerful sound.
[è Low Cut Filter]
Filters the low-frequency range to reduce the
noise of blowing wind, a car’s engine and similar ambient
sounds.
[é Boost MF Range] Best for recording human voices and dialog.
[ê Boost HF+LF Range] Best, for example, for recording live
music and clearly capture the special sound characteristics of a
variety of instruments.
Built-in Microphone Directionality
You can change the directionality of the built-in microphone to have
more control over how sound is recorded.
POINTS TO CHECK
• Set [
1 Press
Audio Scene] to [
Custom Setting] (A 114).
.
2 Adjust the built-in microphone directionality.
[ Other Settings] > p > [Built-in Mic Directionality]
> Desired option > [X]
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Options
( Default value)
[í Monaural]
Mono recording that emphasizes sound coming
from the front of the camcorder/microphone.
[h Normal]
Standard stereo recording; a middle point between
the [Wide] and [Monaural] settings in reach.
[î Wide]
Stereo recording of ambient sound over a more extensive area that adds to the sense of presence of movies.
[ï Zoom]
Stereo recording with the sound linked to the zoom
position. The larger the subject appears on the screen, the louder
the sound will be.
NOTES
• Except when using the audio mix function, an external microphone
overrides the built-in microphone. In the following cases, the built-in
microphone’s directionality cannot be changed.
- When an external microphone is attached to the mini advanced shoe.
- When an external microphone is connected to the MIC terminal with
p > [Audio Mix] set to [j Off].
Audio Recording Level
You can adjust the audio recording level of the built-in or an external
microphone. You can display the audio level indicator while recording.
Operating modes:
POINTS TO CHECK
• Set [
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Audio Scene] to [
Custom Setting] (A 114).
Manual Adjustment of the Audio Recording Level
1 Open the manual audio recording level adjustment screen.
[FUNC.] > [ä Mic. Level] > [n] (manual)
• The audio level indicator and current audio recording level will appear
on the screen. When p > [Audio Mix] is set to [i On], two
audio level indicators will appear, the top one for the built-in
microphone, and the bottom one for the external audio.
• Touch [m] (automatic) to return the camcorder to automatic audio
recording levels.
External audio
Using audio mix (A 126)
Built-in microphone
2 Touch and hold [Ï] or [Ð] to adjust the audio recording level as
necessary.
As a guideline, adjust the audio recording level so that the audio level
meter will go to the right of the -12 dB mark (yellow area) only
occasionally.
3 Touch [X] to lock the audio recording level at the current level.
To display the audio level indicator
Usually, the audio level indicator will be displayed only after activating
the manual adjustment of the audio recording level. You can choose to
display it also when the audio level is adjusted automatically.
[FUNC.] > [ä Mic. Level] > [m] (automatic) >
[Audio Level Indicator] > [X]
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NOTES
• When you are using a microphone connected to the MIC terminal,
including the WM-V1 Wireless Microphone, the audio level indicator will
be displayed automatically.
• When the audio level meter reaches the red point (0 dB), the sound may
be distorted.
• If the audio level is too high and the sound gets distorted, activate the
microphone attenuator with the p > [Microphone Attenuator] setting (or [Surround Mic Attenuator] when the optional SM-V1 Surround
Microphone is attached to the camcorder).
• We recommend using headphones to check the sound level while
adjusting the audio recording level or when the microphone attenuator
is activated.
• See Specifications (A 238) for additional notes about the [š SCN:
Underwater] and [Ÿ SCN: Surface] recording programs.
Using Headphones
Use headphones for playback or to check the audio level while recording. The headphones are connected to the AV OUT/× terminal, which
is used for both the headphones and the audio/video output. Before
connecting the headphones, follow the procedure below to change the
function of the terminal from AV output to × (headphones) output.
Operating modes:
1 Press
.
2 Change the function of the terminal to headphones output.
[ Other Settings] > q > [AV/Headphones] >
[Ó Headphones] > [K]
3 Connect the headphones to the AV OUT/× terminal.
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4 Adjust the volume as necessary.
[Volume] > [Ô] or [Õ]* to adjust the volume > [X]
* You can also drag your finger along the [Headphones] bar.
• Ó will appear on the screen.
To adjust the volume during playback
In
mode, and in
mode during slideshow playback, adjust
the headphones volume the same way you adjust the speaker’s volume (A 56, 136).
IMPORTANT
• When using headphones, make sure to lower the volume to an appropriate level.
• Do not connect the headphones to the AV OUT/× terminal if the Ó
icon does not appear on the screen. The noise output in such case may
be harmful to your hearing.
NOTES
• Use commercially available headphones with a ∅ 3.5 mm minijack.
• Even if [AV/Headphones] was set to [Ó Headphones] in a playback
mode, the function of the AV OUT/× terminal will return automatically to
AV output when you turn off the camcorder.
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Using the Mini Advanced Shoe
Using the mini advanced shoe, you can attach to the camcorder a
range of optional accessories to expand its functionality. For details
about optional accessories available for use with your camcorder, refer
to Accessories (A 229). For details about how to attach and use the
accessories, refer also to the instruction manual of the accessory used.
1 Open the mini advanced
shoe cover.
2 Attach the optional
accessory to the mini
advanced shoe.
When a compatible accessory
is attached to the mini
advanced shoe, º will
appear on the screen.
Example: Attaching an optional DM-100
Directional Stereo Microphone.
NOTES
• Accessories designed for the Advanced Accessory Shoe
cannot be used with this camcorder. Look for video
accessories bearing this logo to ensure compatibility with
the mini advanced shoe.
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Using an External Microphone
When recording in very quiet surroundings, the built-in microphone
may pick up the sound of the camcorder’s internal machinery. In such
case, we recommend using an external microphone.
Operating modes:
Using the SM-V1 Surround Microphone or DM-100 Directional Stereo
Microphone
Using the SM-V1 you can add a sense of depth and presence to your
recordings with 5.1ch surround sound. Using the DM-100 you can
accurately record audio coming directly from the direction you are
recording. In either case, to reduce the amount of noise due to wind,
we recommend that you use the wind screen supplied with the microphone.
Attach the optional SM-V1 Surround Microphone or DM-100
Directional Stereo Microphone to the mini advanced shoe.
Refer to Using the Mini Advanced
Shoe (A 122).
º will appear on the screen. For
details about using the optional
external microphone, refer to the
instruction manual of the accessory used.
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Using the WM-V1 Wireless Microphone
Using the WM-V1 you can reliably record sound even when recording
subjects at a distance exceeding the practical range of the built-in
microphone. You can also mix and record audio from the WM-V1 with
audio from the built-in microphone. For details about using the WM-V1,
refer to the instruction manual supplied with the microphone.
MIC
terminal
Using Commercially Available Microphones
You can also use commercially available condenser microphones with
their own power supply. You can connect most stereo microphone with
a ∅ 3.5 mm plug but audio recording levels may vary.
1 Connect the external
microphone to the MIC
terminal.
2 Press
.
3 Change the audio input to external microphone.
[ Other Settings] > p > [MIC Terminal Input] >
[Microphone] > [X]
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4 If necessary, activate and adjust the audio mix balance with the
p > [Audio Mix] setting.
NOTES
• When you are using a microphone connected to the MIC terminal, the
audio level indicator will be displayed automatically.
• When an external microphone is connected to the camcorder, p
> [Auto Wind Screen] will automatically be set to [j Off à].
• If the audio level is too high and the sound gets distorted, adjust the
audio recording level manually (A 118) or activate the microphone
attenuator with the p > [Microphone Attenuator] setting.
• When using the optional SM-V1 Surround Microphone:
- Change the microphone’s directionality mode with the p >
[Surround Mic Directionality] setting.
- If the sound gets distorted, activate the microphone attenuator with
the p > [Surround Mic Attenuator] setting.
- You can enjoy the full effect of recordings made with 5.1ch surround
sound on HDTVs compatible with 5.1ch surround sound connected
to the camcorder using the supplied HDMI cable. Audio output from
the AV OUT/× terminal (including headphone output) will be
converted to 2ch stereo. The camcorder’s built-in speaker is
monaural.
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Using an External Video Light
You can use the optional VL-5 Video Light or VFL-2 Video Flash Light
when you need to record movies in dark locations.
Attach the optional video light to the mini advanced shoe.
• Refer to Using the Mini Advanced Shoe (A 122).
• º will appear on the screen when you turn on the optional video light
(ON or AUTO). For details about using the optional video light, refer to
the instruction manual of the accessory used.
• Using a video light drains the power of the battery pack faster than
usual. Make sure you are using fully charged battery packs. While the
video light is on, the remaining battery time on the screen will decrease,
which reflects the video light's usage of the battery pack's power.
When the remaining battery charge is less than approximately 50%, the
video light will turn off.
• The video light cannot be used when the camcorder is being powered
by the compact power adapter.
• The optional VFL-2 Video Flash Light cannot be used as a flash with this
camcorder.
Audio Mix
When recording, you can mix audio from the built-in microphone with
external audio from the MIC terminal and adjust the mix balance for
original sound effects. The external audio input can be from the
optional WM-V1 Wireless Microphone or a commercially available
external microphone or from an external audio player (analog Line In).
Operating modes:
1 Connect the external source to the MIC terminal.
2 Press
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.
3 Select the type of audio input.
[Other Settings] > p > [MIC Terminal Input] >
[Þ External Audio] or [ß Microphone] > [K]
• This step is not necessary after connecting an optional WM-V1
Wireless Microphone.
4 Activate the audio mix.
[
Other Settings] > p > [Audio Mix] > [i On]
5 Adjust the audio mix balance as necessary.
Touch [INT] (more of the sound from the built-in microphone) or [EXT]
(more of the sound from the external microphone) or drag your finger
along the audio mix bar to adjust the mix balance as desired.
6 Touch [X] to set the audio mix and close the menu.
Capturing Video Snapshot Scenes and Photos from a Movie
You can capture video snapshot scenes, single photos or a series of
continuous photos from a previously recorded scene. For example, you
may want to print photos from video recorded at a party or create a
small video clip using video snapshot scenes from the highlights of an
event.
Operating modes:
Capturing a Video Snapshot Scene
1 Play back the scene or story from which you want to capture the
video snapshot scene.
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2 Press Y to capture the video snapshot scene.
The camcorder captures the video snapshot scene for about 4
seconds (the blue frame serves as a visual progress bar), and then
enters playback pause mode. You can change the length of the video
snapshot scenes you capture to 2 or 8 seconds with the r >
[Video Snapshot Length] setting.
3 Touch the screen and then touch [Ñ] to stop the playback.
NOTES
• A video snapshot scene can be captured only during playback; it cannot be captured during playback pause mode.
• The captured video snapshot scene is saved to the same memory that
contains the source scene.
• Video snapshot scenes cannot be captured from any of the following
types of scenes.
- Scenes shorter than 1 second
- -/, Scenes that were edited using the supplied software
VideoBrowser and were then transferred back to the camcorder.
• When the source scene is itself a video snapshot scene, you may not
be able to capture a video snapshot scene depending on the length of
the source scene and the length currently selected for video snapshot
scenes.
• When you start capturing a video snapshot scene less than 1 second
from the end of the scene, the video snapshot scene will be captured
starting from the beginning of the following scene.
• During the playback of video snapshot scenes captured from a previously recorded movie, you may notice some anomalies in the picture/
sound at the point where the playback switches to a new scene.
Capturing Photos
You can capture a single photo or a series of photos. The size of the
captured photos will be 1920x1080 and it cannot be changed.
Please read the IMPORTANT section before using an Eye-Fi card.
To select the photo capture settings
1 Press
.
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2 Select the photo capture setting.
[Other Settings] > r > [Photo Capture from Video]
> [Ú Single Photo] or [p Photo Sequence] > [X]
To capture the photos
1 Play back the scene or story from which you want to capture the
photo.
2 Pause the playback at the point you want to capture.
3 Touch [PHOTO].
To capture a photo sequence, keep touching [PHOTO]. The scene will
be played back frame-by-frame and each frame captured as a
separate photo.
4 Touch the screen and then touch [Ñ] to stop the playback.
IMPORTANT
• When capturing photos on an Eye-Fi card, photos will be uploaded
automatically if you are within the range of a configured network. Always
verify that Eye-Fi cards have been approved in the country/region of
use. See also Using an Eye-Fi card (A 161).
NOTES
• The data code of the photos will reflect the date and time of recording of
the original scene.
• Photos captured from a scene with a lot of fast movement may be
blurred.
• Photos will be recorded on the memory selected for recording photos.
• [p Photo Sequence]:
- Up to 100 photos can be captured at a time.
- The photo sequence capture will stop when the end of the scene is
reached (playback will pause at the beginning of the following scene).
- Photos will be captured at intervals of 1/30 second (1/24 second, if
the scene was recorded at a frame rate of [¹ PF24]).
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Dividing Scenes
You can divide scenes in order to leave out the best parts and later cut
out the rest.
Operating modes:
1 Play back the scene you want to divide.
2 Pause the playback at the point where you want to divide the
scene.
3 Open the scene division screen.
[Edit] > [Divide]
4 Bring the scene to a precise point, if necessary.
Playback controls will appear on the screen (A 56). Use any special
playback modes (fast playback, frame reverse/advance) as necessary
to locate the desired point.
5 Divide the scene.
[µ Divide] > [Yes]
• The video from the division point to the end of the scene will appear
as a new scene in the index screen.
NOTES
• When advancing/reversing frames while dividing the scenes, the interval
between frames is about 0.5 seconds.
• If the scene cannot be divided at the point where you paused the playback, advance/reverse a frame and then divide the scene.
• During the playback of a scene that was divided, you may notice some
anomalies in the picture/sound at the point where the scene was cut.
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• The following scenes cannot be divided:
- Video snapshot scenes and other scenes that are too short (less than
3 seconds).
- -/, Scenes that were edited using the supplied software
VideoBrowser and were then transferred back to the camcorder.
• Scenes cannot be divided within 1 second from the beginning or the
end of the scene.
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Photos
Refer to this chapter for details on viewing photos and other
photo-related operations.
Viewing Photos
Operating modes:
1 Press T.
2 Open the [Photos] index screen, if it is not displayed.
[G] > [
Photos]
3 Look for the photo you want to play back.
Move the zoom lever toward T to show 15 photos per page; move it
toward S to show 6 photos per page.
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! Open the [G Index Selection] screen (A 59).
" Memory being read.
# Drag your finger left/right for the next/previous index page*.
$ Display the next/previous index page.
* While browsing through index pages, a larger scroll bar will appear at the
bottom of the screen for a few seconds. When you have a large number of
photos it may be more convenient to drag your finger along the scroll bar.
4 Touch the photo you wish to view.
• The photo is displayed in single photo view.
• Drag your finger left/right to browse through the photos one by one.
To return to the index screen from single photo view
1 Touch the screen to display the playback controls.
2 Touch [f].
Photo Jump Function
When you have recorded a large number of photos, you can jump easily through the photos using the scroll bar.
1 Touch the screen to display the playback controls.
2 Jump through the photos using the scroll bar.
[h] > Drag your finger left and right along the scroll
bar > [K]
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IMPORTANT
• Observe the following precautions while the ACCESS indicator is on or
flashing. Failing to do so may result in permanent data loss.
- Do not open the memory card slot cover.
- Do not disconnect the power source or turn off the camcorder.
- Do not change the camcorder’s operating mode.
• The following image files may not be displayed correctly.
- Images not recorded with this camcorder.
- Images edited on a computer.
- Images whose file names have been changed.
Deleting Photos
You can delete those photos that you are not interested in keeping.
Operating modes:
Deleting a Single Photo
1 In single photo view, select the photo you want to delete.
2 Touch the screen to display the playback controls.
3 Delete the photo.
[Edit] > [Delete] > [
Proceed] > [Yes]
4 Drag your finger left/right to select another photo to delete or
touch [X].
Deleting Photos from the Index Screen
1 Open the [
Photos] index screen.
[G] > [
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2 Delete the photos.
[Edit] > [Delete] > Desired option* > [Yes]** > [OK]
* When you select [Select], perform the following procedure to select the individual photos you want to delete before touching [Yes].
** Touch [Stop] to interrupt the operation while it is in progress. Some photos will
be deleted nevertheless.
To select individual photos
1 Touch on the individual photos you want to delete.
• A checkmark ! will appear on the photos you touch. The total
number of selected photos will appear next to the " icon.
• Touch a selected photo to remove the checkmark. To remove all
checkmarks at once, touch [Remove All] > [Yes].
2 After selecting all the desired photos, touch [OK].
Options
[Select] Select individual photos to delete.
[All Photos] Delete all the photos.
IMPORTANT
• Be careful when deleting photos. Deleted photos cannot be recovered.
• Photos that were protected with other devices cannot be deleted with
this camcorder.
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Slideshow
You can play a slideshow of all the photos and even set it to music.
Operating modes:
1 Open the [
Photos] index screen.
[G] > [
Photos]
2 Select the background music to use during the photo slideshow.
Music tracks: Steps 3 and 4 (A 82). External audio: Steps 4 - 5
(A 84).
3 Touch the photo that will open the slideshow to display it in single
photo view.
4 Touch the screen to display the playback controls, then touch [Ð]
to play back the slideshow set to the selected music track.
Slideshow not linked to the external audio
3 Touch the photo that will open the slideshow to display it in single
photo view.
4 Touch the screen to display the playback controls, then touch [Ð]
to start the slideshow.
5 Start the music playback on the external player.
Slideshow linked to the external audio
3 Start the music playback on the external player.
• Playback will start from the first photo in the index screen.
• Photos will be displayed continuously until the music stops. When
the external audio input stops, the slideshow will stop as well.
During the photo slideshow
• Touch the screen and drag your finger left and right along the volume
bar to adjust the volume.
• Touch the screen and touch [Ý] to stop the slideshow.
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To change the slideshow’s transition effects
1 Press
.
2 Select the transition effect.
[ Other Settings] >
> [Slideshow Transition] >
[Off], [Dissolve] or [Slide Image] > [X]
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External Connections
This chapter explains how to connect your camcorder to an
external device such as a TV, VCR, or computer. -/,
You can also use the camcorder's convenient Wi-Fi functions
(A 163).
Terminals on the Camcorder
Open the LCD panel to access the terminals on the camcorder.
1 AV OUT/× Terminal
2 HDMI OUT Terminal*
The HDMI OUT terminal offers a high-quality digital connection that combines
audio and video in a single convenient cable. This terminal is an HDMI mini
receptacle. When using a commercially available HDMI cable, make sure the
HDMI cable is Type A to Type C.
3 USB Terminal
This terminal is a mini-AB receptacle. You can use the supplied USB cable to
connect to a computer or other digital devices with standard-A receptacles;
-/, or use the optional UA-100 USB Adapter to connect to the
camcorder an external hard drive or similar storage device with a standard-A
cable (-/, only).
* When connecting an HDMI cable to the camcorder, make sure to align the triangle
marks on the cable’s connector and on the camcorder’s terminal.
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Connection Diagrams
In the following connection diagrams, the left side shows the terminals
on the camcorder and the right side shows (for reference only) an
example of terminals on a connected device.
Connection !
HDMI
Type: Digital Quality: High definition Output only
Connect to a high-definition TV (HDTV) with an HDMI input terminal. If your HDTV supports
HDMI-CEC, you can activate this with the q > [Control for HDMI] setting. You can
check the standard of the current output signal with the q > [HDMI Status]
setting.
(HDMI mini connector)
HTC-100/S HDMI Cable
(supplied)
(standard HDMI
connector)
About the HDMITM connection
The HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) connection (!) is a
convenient all-digital connection using a single cable for both video
and audio. When you connect the camcorder to an HDTV equipped
with an HDMI terminal, you can enjoy video and audio playback at
the highest quality.
- The HDMI OUT terminal on the camcorder is for output only. Do not
connect it to an HDMI output terminal on an external device, as this
may damage the camcorder.
- While the camcorder is connected to an HDTV using connection !,
there will be no video output from the AV OUT/× terminal.
- Correct operation cannot be guaranteed when connecting the
camcorder to DVI monitors.
- Depending on the HDTV, correct playback of personal video content may
not be possible using connection !. Try another connection.
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Connection "
Composite Video
Type: Analog Quality: Standard definition Output only
Connect to a standard TV or a VCR with audio/video input terminals. Change the following
settings on the camcorder:
> [TV Type] according to the TV set (widescreen or 4:3), if the TV
- s/
cannot automatically detect and change the aspect ratio
- q > [AV/Headphones] to [Ò AV]
Yellow
White
STV-250N Stereo Video Cable
(optional)
Red
Connection #
USB
Type: Digital data connection
Connect to a computer to save your recordings, to a compatible digital video recorder to
copy your recordings, or to an external hard drive to easily save a perfect copy of an
entire memory (-/, only).
1
USB Cable
(supplied)
Mini-B
Standard-A
(computer, digital recorder)
2 -/, only
Standard-A
Mini-B
USB cable supplied with/
built-into the external storage
UA-100 USB
Adapter (optional)
External Hard Drive
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NOTES
• Power the camcorder using the compact power adapter and only then
connect it to the computer using the supplied USB cable in the following cases.
- To write back scenes recorded with this camcorder that were
previously saved on a computer. For details, refer to the Software
Guide (PDF file) of the supplied PIXELA's software.
- To transfer music files from the supplied VIXIA CD-ROM to a memory
card in the camcorder in order to use them as background music. For
details, refer to the Software Guide (PDF file) of the supplied PIXELA's
software.
- To save your recordings on a computer.
- To save a memory onto an external hard drive.
• Sound from the built-in speaker will be muted while a cable is connected to the HDMI OUT terminal or AV OUT/× terminal.
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Playback on a TV Screen
Connect the camcorder to a TV to enjoy your recordings with family
and friends. Playback on an HDTV using the HDMI OUT terminal will
ensure the best playback quality.
Operating modes:
1 Turn off the camcorder and the TV.
2 Connect the camcorder to the TV.
Refer to Connection Diagrams (A 139) and select the most
appropriate connection for your TV.
3 Turn on the connected TV.
On the TV, select as the video input the same terminal to which you
connected the camcorder. Refer to the instruction manual of the
connected TV.
4 Turn on the camcorder and set it to
Play back the movies or photos.
or
mode.
NOTES
• To correctly play back movies recorded with x.v.Color (A 192) on an
HDTV compatible with this standard, additional settings may be
required on the connected HDTV. Refer to the TV’s instruction manual.
• You can also play video directly from your memory card on AVCHDcompatible HDTVs and digital recorders with a card slot compatible
with the type of memory used*.
• We recommend powering the camcorder using the compact power
adapter.
• Connection ": When you play back your 16:9 movies on standard TV
sets with a 4:3 aspect ratio, the TV set will switch automatically to widescreen mode if it is compatible with the Video ID-1 system. Otherwise,
change the aspect ratio of the TV manually.
* Refer to the instruction manual of the device. Depending on the device used, correct playback may not be possible even if the device is AVCHD-compatible. In
such case, play back the recordings on the memory card using the camcorder.
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Saving and Sharing Your Recordings
-/, Copying Movies and Photos to a Memory Card
You can copy your recordings from the built-in memory to a memory
card. Scenes and photos will be copied from the index screen or from
a story in the gallery in the built-in memory to the same index screen or
story on the memory card.
Please read the IMPORTANT section (A 146) before using an Eye-Fi
card.
Copying Scenes from the [
Movies] or [
Movies] Index Screen
Operating modes:
1 Open the [
Movies] or [
Movies] index screen.
• Check that you have selected the & (built-in memory) tab.
• For AVCHD movies, to copy all the scenes recorded on a specific
date, drag your finger left/right until the desired date appears in the
title bar.
2 Copy the scenes.
[Edit] > [Copy (&'*)] > Desired option* > [Yes]**
> [OK]
* When you select [Select], perform the following procedure to select the individual scenes you want to copy before touching [Yes].
** Touch [Stop] to interrupt the operation while it is in progress.
To select individual scenes
1 Touch on the individual scenes you want to copy.
• A checkmark ! will appear on the scenes you touch. The total
number of selected scenes will appear next to the " icon.
• Touch a selected scene to remove the checkmark. To remove all
checkmarks at once, touch [Remove All] > [Yes].
2 After selecting all the desired scenes, touch [OK].
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Options
[date]
Copy all the scenes recorded on the date shown in the control button. For AVCHD movies only.
[Select] Select individual scenes to copy.
[All Scenes] Copy all the scenes.
Copying Scenes from a Story by Rating
Operating modes:
1 Open the gallery and bring the desired story to the front.
[G] > [
Gallery] > Desired story
• Check that you have selected the & (built-in memory) tab.
2 Select the rating of the stories you want to copy.
[Story Details] > [Select by Rating] > Desired rating >
[K]
3 Copy all the applicable scenes.
[Edit Story] > [Copy (&'*)] > [Yes]* > [OK] > [K]
* Touch [Stop] to interrupt the operation while it is in progress.
Copying a Single Photo
Operating modes:
1 In single photo view, select the photo you want to copy.
2 Touch the screen to display the playback controls.
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3 Copy the photo.
[Edit] > [Copy (&'*)] > [¨ Proceed] > [Yes]
4 Drag your finger left/right to select another photo to copy or
touch [X].
Copying Photos from the Index Screen
Operating modes:
1 Open the [
Photos] index screen.
Check that you have selected the & (built-in memory) tab.
2 Copy the photos.
[Edit] > [Copy (&'*)] > Desired option* > [Yes]**
> [OK]
* When you select [Select], perform the following procedure to select the individual photos you want to copy before touching [Yes].
** Touch [Stop] to interrupt the operation while it is in progress.
To select individual photos
1 Touch on the individual photos you want to copy.
• A checkmark ! will appear on the photos you touch. The total
number of selected photos will appear next to the " icon.
• Touch a selected photo to remove the checkmark. To remove all
checkmarks at once, touch [Remove All] > [Yes].
2 After selecting all the desired photos, touch [OK].
Options
[Select] Select individual photos to copy.
[All Photos] Copy all the photos.
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IMPORTANT
• Observe the following precautions while the ACCESS indicator is on or
flashing. Failing to do so may result in permanent data loss.
- Do not open the memory card slot cover.
- Do not disconnect the power source or turn off the camcorder.
- Do not change the camcorder’s operating mode.
• When copying photos onto an Eye-Fi card, photos will be uploaded
automatically if you are within the range of a configured network. Always
verify that Eye-Fi cards have been approved in the country/region of
use. See also Using an Eye-Fi card (A 161).
NOTES
• In the following cases, you will not be able to copy recordings to the
memory card:
- If the memory card slot cover is open.
- If the LOCK switch on the memory card is set to prevent writing.
- If the file numbering is at maximum (A 192).
- If there is no memory card in the memory card slot.
• Scenes that were edited using the supplied software VideoBrowser
and were then transferred back to the camcorder cannot be copied to
the memory card.
• If there is not enough space on the memory card, as many files as possible will be copied before stopping the operation.
Saving Recordings on a Computer
Movies recorded with this camcorder are saved in the built-in memory
(-/, only) or on a memory card. Because space is limited,
make sure to save your recordings on a computer on a regular basis.
This section explains how to save your recordings on a computer using
a USB connection. Use the supplied software VideoBrowser (-/
, only) or Transfer Utility (. only) for AVCHD movies and
the supplied software ImageBrowser EX for MP4 movies.
-/, Refer to Wi-Fi Functions (A 163) for details on saving
your recordings wirelessly.
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Saving AVCHD Movies (Windows only)
With the supplied software VideoBrowser (-/, only) or
Transfer Utility (. only), you can save to your computer the
scenes you have recorded.
Installation
Install the software before you connect the camcorder to the computer
for the first time. Refer to the Startup Guide (supplied leaflet) and follow
the instructions in the Software Guide (PDF file) to install the supplied
PIXELA’s software.
Connecting the Camcorder to a Computer
1 Power the camcorder using the compact power adapter.
If the camcorder is connected to the computer while it is powered only
by the battery pack, previously saved video files cannot be transferred
back to the camcorder and music files cannot be transferred from the
supplied VIXIA CD-ROM to a memory card in the camcorder.
2 Open the [
Movies] or [
Gallery] index screen.
3 Connect the camcorder to the computer using the supplied USB
cable.
Connection #-1. Refer to Connection Diagrams (A 140).
4 Camcorder: Select [All (for PC only)].
Camcorder: When the connection is successfully established, [USB
Connection] appears on the screen.
5 Computer: The supplied PIXELA's software will start up
automatically.
• VideoBrowser (-/, only) : Click
in the menu panel to
start transferring files. For details about using the software, click
to open the Software Guide (PDF file).
• Transfer Utility (. only) : Click [Video file import] to start
transferring files. For details about using the software, click [Help] to
open the Software Guide (PDF file).
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Saving MP4 Movies and Photos (Windows/Mac OS)
With the supplied software ImageBrowser EX you can save MP4
movies and photos to your computer and easily organize them. The
main system requirements are as follows.
OS
Windows 7
(SP1, 32/64-bit)
CPU
Memory
Intel® Core™ 2 Duo,
1.66 GHz
1 GB (for 32-bit)
2 GB (for 64-bit)
Windows Vista
(SP2, 32/64-bit)
1 GB
Windows XP
(SP3, 32-bit only)
1 GB
Mac OS X v10.6
Intel® Core™ Duo,
2.00 GHz
1 GB
Installation
Install the software before you connect the camcorder to the computer
for the first time. Make sure to install the software even if you have a
different version of ImageBrowser EX on your computer. The autoupdate function of the software may make available to you features
optimized for this camcorder.
The ‘ImageBrowser EX’ User Guide will also be installed with the software.
POINTS TO CHECK
• Before installing the software, make sure your computer is connected to
the Internet.
1 Turn on the computer.
2 Insert the VIXIA CD-ROM into the computer's disc drive.
3 Windows: Open the drive into which you inserted the CD-ROM
using Windows Explorer.
Mac OS: Click the CD-ROM icon on the desktop.
4 Click/Double-click the Disc_Setup.exe icon.
5 In the installer panel, select your language and then click [Easy
Installation].
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6 Follow the onscreen instructions.
For Windows users, the User Account Control window appears, follow
the instructions to continue.
To check that the software was installed correctly
You can check that the software was installed correctly by looking for
the ImageBrowser EX icon in the following location.
Windows: From the Start Menu, All Programs > Canon Utilities >
ImageBrowser EX
Mac OS: In the Dock, on the Desktop.
If you cannot find the icon, check your Internet connection and install
the software again.
First-time connection to a computer running Windows
Windows users only: The first time you connect the camcorder to the
computer, you also need to select the CameraWindow auto-launch
setting.
Connecting the Camcorder to a Computer
1 Power the camcorder using the compact power adapter.
2 Open the [
Movies] or [
Photos] index screen.
3 Connect the camcorder to the computer using the supplied USB
cable.
• Connection #-1. Refer to Connection Diagrams (A 140).
• Camcorder: When the connection is successfully established, [USB
Connection] appears on the screen.
4 Save the recordings onto the computer.
Refer to relevant sections in the ‘ImageBrowser EX’ User Guide.
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IMPORTANT
• When the camcorder is connected to a computer:
- Do not open the memory card slot cover and do not remove the memory card.
- Do not access, change or delete any of the camcorder’s folders or
files directly from the computer as this may result in permanent data
loss. Always use only the supplied software to save your recordings
on the computer and, if necessary, to transfer back previously saved
video files to the camcorder.
• Observe the following precautions while the ACCESS indicator is on or
flashing. Failing to do so may result in permanent data loss.
- Do not open the memory card slot cover.
- Do not disconnect the USB cable.
- Do not turn off the camcorder or the computer.
- Do not change the camcorder’s operating mode.
• When restoring to the camcorder video files that were previously saved
to the computer, do not disconnect the USB cable or turn off the camcorder or computer. Doing so may result in scenes that cannot be
played back on the camcorder.
• Operation may not work correctly depending on the specifications/settings of your computer.
• If you wish to use the recordings on your computer, make copies of
them first. Use the copied files, retaining the originals.
NOTES
• With the supplied software VideoBrowser (-/, only) or
Transfer Utility (. only) you can also choose to save complete
stories from the gallery. In such case, all the scenes in the story will be
merged and saved as a single video file.
• Users of Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP and Mac OS X: Your camcorder is equipped with the standard Picture Transfer Protocol (PTP)
allowing you to transfer photos (JPEG only) simply by connecting the
camcorder to a computer using the supplied USB cable, without having
to install the supplied software ImageBrowser EX.
• If you connect the camcorder to the computer while it is set to
mode, the process of creating scene thumbnails will start automatically.
If your intention was to save photos to the computer, you can touch
[Skip] to stop the process and use the computer’s Safely Remove Hardware function (Windows) or Eject function (Mac OS) to end the connection to the camcorder. Disconnect the USB cable, set the camcorder to
mode and restore the connection.
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-/, Memory Save: Saving an Entire Memory onto an
External Hard Drive
You can easily save all the movies and photos you recorded onto a
commercially available external hard drive connected directly to the
camcorder*. You can also use the camcorder to play back your recordings directly from the hard drive. Initialize the hard drive (A 154) when
you use it with this camcorder for the first time.
* If the USB cable supplied with the external hard drive has a standard-A connector,
you will need to use the optional UA-100 USB Adapter or a commercially available
USB adapter.
Operating modes:
Saving a Memory onto an External Hard Drive
1 Power the camcorder using the compact power adapter.
2 Press T to set the camcorder to playback mode.
3 Connect the camcorder to the external hard drive using the
optional UA-100 USB Adapter.
Connection #-2. Refer to Connection Diagrams (A 140).
4 Save the entire contents of the desired memory.
[Save to Hard Drive] > Desired memory > [Yes]*
> [OK]
* Touch [Stop] > [Yes] > [OK] to interrupt the operation while it is in progress.
• After selecting the memory, you can check the name of the folder
that will be created on the hard drive. Every memory save operation
will create a separate memory save folder with the date (in numerical
form) used as the folder name; up to 10 memory save folders can be
created for any given date and up to 300 memory save folders can
be saved on a single hard drive.
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Before disconnecting the external hard drive
Before turning off or physically disconnecting the external hard drive,
be sure to safely end the connection to the camcorder to avoid damage to your files. From the [External Hard Drive] screen:
[Safely Remove Hard Drive] > [Yes]
IMPORTANT
• Make sure you power the camcorder with the compact power adapter
before you save a memory to the external hard drive. If the compact
power adapter becomes disconnected, the connection between the
camcorder and the hard drive will end, which may lead to the corruption
of data in the hard drive.
NOTES
• Initialize the external hard drive (A 154) when you use it with this camcorder for the first time.
• You cannot select both the built-in memory and memory card to save
them simultaneously.
• You cannot use the following types of external hard drives.
- USB-powered portable hard drives
- Hard drives with a capacity over 2 TB
- USB flash drives or media connected to card readers
• If the external hard drive is partitioned, only the first partition will be recognized.
Playing Back Previously Saved Recordings from the External Hard Drive
1 Power the camcorder using the compact power adapter.
2 Press T to set the camcorder to playback mode.
3 Connect the camcorder to the external hard drive using the
optional UA-100 USB Adapter.
Connection #-2. Refer to Connection Diagrams (A 140).
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4 Touch [Play Back from Hard Drive] and select the memory save
folder you wish to play back.
• If you performed multiple memory save operations on the same day
(for example, if you saved the built-in memory and then a memory
card), the folder name of memory save folders following the first one
will end in a numerical suffix.
• The [
Movies] index screen will appear.
5 Play back the movies, stories and photos as you would do any
other memory.
To switch to another memory save folder, touch [X] and then repeat step 4.
6 When you have finished playing back, be sure to safely end the
connection to the external hard drive before physically
disconnecting it.
From the gallery or index screen:
[X] > [Safely Remove Hard Drive] > [Yes]
To delete a memory save folder
With the external hard drive connected to the camcorder:
1 Select the memory save folder you want to delete.
2 Press
.
3 Delete the memory save folder.
[ Other Settings] > q > [Delete Memory Save
Folder] > [Yes] > [OK]
4 Safely end the connection to the external hard drive before
physically disconnecting it.
• Be careful when deleting recordings. Once deleted, recordings
cannot be recovered.
• Observe the following precautions while the external hard drive's
access indicator is on or flashing.
- Do not disconnect the USB cable.
- Do not disconnect the camcorder or the external hard drive.
- Do not change the camcorder's operating mode.
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Initializing the External Hard Drive
1 Power the camcorder using the compact power adapter.
Do not disconnect the power source or turn off the camcorder until the
initialization is completed.
2 Press T to set the camcorder to playback mode.
3 Connect the camcorder to the external hard drive using the
optional UA-100 USB Adapter.
Connection #-2. Refer to Connection Diagrams (A 140).
4 Press
.
5 Initialize the external hard drive.
[ Other Settings] > q > [Initialize
]>
[Initialize] > [Complete Initialization]1 > [Yes]2 > [OK]
1
2
Touch this option if you want to physically erase all the data rather than just
clear the file allocation table of the hard drive. For large-capacity hard drives this
operation can take several hours.
If you selected the [Complete Initialization] option, you can touch [Cancel] >
[OK] to cancel the initialization while it is in progress. All recordings will be
erased and the hard drive can be used without any problem.
6 Safely end the connection to the external hard drive before
physically disconnecting it.
IMPORTANT
• Initializing the external hard drive will permanently erase all the
data on the hard drive (including your recordings, previous data
not saved with the camcorder, and partitioned drives). Make sure
to copy in advance important data to a computer or other device.
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Copying Recordings to an External Video Recorder
Operating modes:
In High Definition
Connect the camcorder to Blu-ray Disc recorders and other AVCHDcompatible digital video recorders using the supplied USB cable to
make perfect copies of your movies in high definition. If the external
digital video recorder has an SD memory card slot*, you can use the
memory card to copy your movies without connecting the camcorder.
* Make sure the external device is compatible with the type of memory card used.
Connecting
1 Power the camcorder using the compact power adapter.
2 Open the [
Movies], [
Movies] index screen or gallery.
3 Connect the camcorder to the digital video recorder using the
supplied USB cable.
Connection #-1. Refer to Connection Diagrams (A 140).
4 -/, Camcorder: Select the memory that contains the
scenes you want to copy.
• Select an option other than [All (for PC only)].
• When the connection is successfully established, [USB Connection]
appears on the screen.
Recording
Details will vary depending on the device used so be sure to refer to
the instruction manual of the digital video recorder.
In Standard Definition
You can copy your movies by connecting the camcorder to a VCR or a
digital video recorder with analog audio/video inputs. Video output will
be in standard definition, although the original scenes are in high definition.
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Connecting
Connect the camcorder to the VCR using Connection ". Refer to
Connection Diagrams (A 140).
Recording
1 External recorder: Load a blank cassette or disc and set the
recorder to record pause mode.
2 Turn on the camcorder and set it to
mode.
• We recommend powering the camcorder using the compact power
adapter.
• Verify that q > [AV/Headphones] is set to [Ò AV].
3 Camcorder: Locate the scene or story you wish to copy and
pause the playback shortly just before the desired scene.
4 Camcorder: Resume playback.
By default, onscreen displays will be embedded in the output video
signal. You can change this using the q > [Output Onscreen
Displays] setting.
5 External recorder: Start recording when the scene you wish to
copy appears; stop recording when it ends.
6 Camcorder: Stop playback.
-/, Uploading AVCHD Movies to the Web
In order to share your AVCHD movies on YouTube and Facebook, you
need to convert them. This conversion can be completed in the camcorder itself or on a computer using the supplied software VideoBrowser.
MP4 movies do not need to be converted as such in the camcorder or
computer. You can share your MP4 movies (and photos) from a computer using the supplied software ImageBrowser EX (A 162).
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Installation
Install the software before you connect the camcorder to the computer
for the first time. Refer to the Startup Guide (supplied leaflet) and follow
the instructions in the Software Guide (PDF file) to install the supplied
PIXELA’s software.
Converting Scenes into Standard Definition from the [
Screen
Movies] Index
Operating modes:
1 Power the camcorder using the compact power adapter.
2 Make sure there is a memory card in the memory card slot with
sufficient available space.
3 Open the [
Movies] index screen.
• Check that you have selected the & (built-in memory) tab.
• To convert all the scenes recorded on a specific date, drag your
finger left/right until the desired date appears in the title bar.
4 Touch [Edit] > [Convert HD'SD (&'*)] and select one of the
options for converting multiple scenes.
• You can convert all the scenes recorded on the date shown in the
control button, select individual scenes to convert or convert all the
scenes.
• When you select [Select], perform the procedure described below to
select the individual scenes you want to convert.
5 Review the conversion settings and touch [Next].
• If a copyright notice appears, read it carefully and touch [OK] if you
agree.
• Before touching [Next], you can touch [w] to change the conversion
settings as described below.
6 Touch [START] to convert the scenes.
• Before touching [START], you can touch [Ò] to decorate the
converted SD movies (A 72), or touch [Ý] to adjust the volume
(A 56) and background music balance (A 83).
• You can also decorate the scenes as they are being converted.
• Touch [STOP] to interrupt the operation while it is in progress.
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7 Touch [OK].
Connect the camcorder to the computer at this point (A 159) to
continue uploading the converted videos to the Web.
To select individual scenes (step 4)
1 Touch on the individual scenes you want to convert.
• A checkmark ! will appear on the scenes you touch. The total
number of selected scenes will appear next to the " icon.
• Touch a selected scene to remove the checkmark. To remove all
checkmarks at once, touch [Remove All] > [Yes].
2 After selecting all the desired scenes, touch [OK].
To select the bit rate (step 5)
Using a higher bit rate will result in better video quality for the converted scenes, while a lower bit rate will result in smaller file sizes and
faster uploads.
[w] > [Bit Rate (Quality)] > Desired option > [K] >
[K]
To automatically divide scenes (step 5)
If you are converting a long scene, you can have the camcorder divide
it into 10-minute SD movies to make uploading easier.
[w] > [Auto Divide] > [On] > [K] > [K]
Converting Scenes into Standard Definition from a Story by Rating
Operating modes:
1 Open the gallery and bring the desired story to the front.
[G] > [
Gallery] > Desired story
• Check that you have selected the & (built-in memory) tab.
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2 Select the rating of the stories you want to convert.
[Story Details] > [Select by Rating] > Desired rating >
[K]
3 Touch [Edit Story] > [Convert HD'SD (%)] and continue the
conversion to standard definition from step 5 in the previous
procedure (A 157).
NOTES
• When converting scenes from a story:
- All the scenes are merged into one converted SD movie.
- If the converted SD movie is too large, it will be split into smaller
10-minute long movies.
- The maximum total playback time of the scenes to be converted is
12 hours.
Connecting to the Computer and Uploading your Videos
Operating modes:
1 Connect the camcorder to the computer using the supplied USB
cable.
Connection #-1. Refer to Connection Diagrams (A 140).
2 Select [All (for PC only)].
3 VideoBrowser will start up automatically.
Click the YouTube icon in the menu panel and follow the software's
instructions to upload your SD movies to the Web. For details about
using the software, click
to open the Software Guide (PDF file).
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IMPORTANT
• While the camcorder is connected to the computer, do not open the
memory card slot cover and do not remove the memory cards.
• Observe the following precautions while the ACCESS indicator is on or
flashing. Failing to do so may result in permanent data loss.
- Do not open the memory card slot cover.
- Do not disconnect the USB cable.
- Do not disconnect the compact power adapter or turn off the
camcorder or the computer.
NOTES
• The time required to convert scenes is approximately equal to the total
playback time of the converted scenes. In most cases this is still faster
than converting the scenes in the computer so we recommend you
convert scenes in the camcorder.
• Movies cannot be converted if the file numbering is at maximum
(A 192).
• You can check and play back the converted SD movies from the [SD
Movies] index screen on the memory card.
Uploading your Videos Using an Eye-Fi Card
If you are using an Eye-Fi card, you can automatically upload movies to
your favorite video sharing Web site. You will need to have installed the
software supplied with your Eye-Fi card and completed all the required
configuration setup in advance. Refer to the instruction manual of the
Eye-Fi card. Also, note that not all Eye-Fi cards can upload AVCHD
movies. Check compatibility in advance.
Please read the IMPORTANT section before using an Eye-Fi card.
Operating modes:
1 Insert your Eye-Fi card into the memory card slot and make sure
there is sufficient available space on the memory card.
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2 Convert the desired movies (A 157).
• If you are within the range of a configured network, Web upload will
start automatically.
• The status of the wireless communication is shown by the Eye-Fi
icon as follows:
- • (grayed out) Communication not established
- • (white, flashing) Connecting; • (white, continuously on)
Wireless upload on standby
- • (animated) Wireless upload in progress
- … [Eye-Fi Communication] is set to [j Off]
- ‰ Wireless upload stopped by the camcorder (A 209)
- ‹ Error reading from the Eye-Fi card (A 207)
• For MP4 movies, step 2 is not necessary. If you are within the range
of a configured network, Web upload will start automatically.
IMPORTANT
Using an Eye-Fi Card
• This product is not guaranteed to support Eye-Fi card functions (including wireless transfer). In case of an issue with an Eye-Fi card, please
check with the card manufacturer. Also note that an approval is required
to use Eye-Fi cards in many countries or regions. Without approval, use
of the card is not permitted. If it is unclear whether the card has been
approved for use in the area, please check with the card manufacturer.
• Do not use Eye-Fi cards on airplanes and in other places where wireless
communication is forbidden. Remove the Eye-Fi card from the camcorder beforehand.
NOTES
• Depending on the amount of data to be uploaded and the network’s
wireless connection conditions, it can take some time to upload video
files. If the wireless connection is too weak, the wireless upload may fail
and the video files will be registered as incomplete uploads.
• About power saving when using an Eye-Fi card:
- Wireless communication drains the power of the battery pack faster
than usual. We recommend powering the camcorder using the
compact power adapter.
- While files are being uploaded wirelessly, the camcorder’s automatic
power off function will be disabled.
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• While using an Eye-Fi Card, the ACCESS indicator may flash from time
to time.
• Wireless communication via the Eye-Fi card is available only in playback
mode. Any wireless transfer in progress will be stopped if you set the
camcorder to recording mode.
• Wireless communication via the Eye-Fi card is not available when the
optional WM-V1 Wireless Microphone is attached to the camcorder.
Any wireless transfer in progress will be stopped the moment you attach
the WM-V1 to the camcorder.
• -/, Wireless communication via the Eye-Fi card is not available when using the camcorder's Wi-Fi functions.
• You can turn off the wireless communication with the q > [Eye-Fi
Communication]* setting.
• If the LOCK switch on the Eye-Fi card is set to prevent writing, you will
not be able to turn the wireless communication on/off and the status
icon will change to ‹. To use wireless communication make sure the
switch on the Eye-Fi card is not in the LOCK position.
* This menu option will appear only when using an Eye-Fi card.
Uploading MP4 Movies and Photos to the Web
With the supplied software ImageBrowser EX, you can upload your
recordings to YouTube (MP4 movies) and Facebook (MP4 movies and
photos) from your computer. Additionally, you can use CANON iMAGE
GATEWAY* to create video podcasts, make photo albums and more.
* This service may not be available in all countries/regions.
Installation
Install the software before you connect the camcorder to the computer
for the first time. The software is compatible with computers running
Windows or Mac OS operating systems. Refer to Saving MP4 Movies
and Photos (Windows/Mac OS) (A 148).
Connecting to the Computer and Uploading your Recordings
Refer to the relevant sections in the ‘ImageBrowser EX’ User Guide
(PDF file).
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-/,
Wi-Fi Functions
This chapter contains information about how to operate the
Wi-Fi functions of your camcorder, starting with the Wi-Fi network setup needed to add your camcorder to an existing
Wi-Fi network.
Introduction to Wi-Fi
The camcorder's Wi-Fi functions allow you to send files wirelessly,
which means that you will not need to fuss with cables. You can wirelessly connect the camcorder to a Wi-Fi network (wireless LAN) using
an access point (commonly referred to as infrastructure mode) or
directly to an iOS device* without using a wireless access point (commonly referred to as ad hoc mode). The steps you will perform will
depend on how you plan to use your recordings. Refer to Glossary
(A 181) for a definition of the frequently used terms in this text.
* "iOS device" is used in this text to collectively refer to Wi-Fi-enabled iOS devices.
Wi-Fi connection
Infrastructure mode
Connect the camcorder to an access point on a Wi-Fi network (A 165). Use this
connection if you plan to save your recordings on a computer or FTP server (A 170) and
then upload videos to YouTube and Facebook (A 174).
Access point
Computer
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Wi-Fi connection
Ad hoc mode
Connect the camcorder to an iOS device (A 175). Use this connection type if you plan to
upload videos to YouTube and Facebook on the go (A 174).
iOS device
Wi-Fi connection
Infrastructure mode
Connect the camcorder to an access point on a Wi-Fi network (A 165). Use this
connection if you plan to play back videos on a DLNA-compatible TV (A 178) connected
to the network using a LAN cable.
LAN cable
Access point
HDTV
About the camcorder's Wi-Fi standard
The camcorder's Wi-Fi standard complies with the IEEE 802.11b/g/n
protocol and operates in the 2.4 GHz band. As such, the maximum
data transfer rate is 11 Mbps for IEEE 802.11b, 54 Mbps for IEEE
802.11g, and 150 Mbps for IEEE 802.11n. Note that these are theoretical values and actual data transfer rates may differ.
NOTES
• While using Wi-Fi functions, the camcorder's automatic power off function will be disabled.
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Connecting to a Wi-Fi Network
Wirelessly connecting to a Wi-Fi network via an access point (wireless
router) is commonly referred to as infrastructure mode. If your wireless
router supports Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS), setup will be easy and
require minimal configuring. Refer to Wi-Fi Protected Setup below. If
your wireless router does not support WPS or you wish to manually
configure settings, refer to Manual Setup (A 168).
Refer also to the instruction manual of your wireless router and other
devices you will use.
General requirements
• Correctly configured Wi-Fi network or hotspot
that uses the 802.11b/g/n protocol.
POINTS TO CHECK
• Using an unprotected Wi-Fi network can expose your files and data to
monitoring by unauthorized third parties. Be aware of the risks involved.
Wi-Fi antenna
• When using the camcorder's Wi-Fi
functions, do not cover the right side
of the camcorder with your hand or
other object. The Wi-Fi antenna is
located on the right side and covering
it may interfere with wireless signals.
Place the camcorder on a table or
similar surface and then use the Wi-Fi
functions, as shown in the illustration
on the left.
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Operating modes:
Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS)
To use WPS to make a connection using infrastructure mode, make sure your wireless router
has the WPS logo. If your wireless router has a
WPS button, setup will be easy and all automatic.
Some wireless routers that support WPS do not have a dedicated button but use a PIN code instead. Both cases are explained in the following procedure. For setup using a PIN code, you will need to know in
advance how to activate the wireless router's WPS function.
To enter text for the various settings, use the virtual keyboard (A 88).
1 Set the camcorder to playback mode and then press
.
2 Set up a new connection point.
[ Wi-Fi] > [Wi-Fi Setup] > [Network Setup] >
Desired connection point ([ 1] to [ 3]) > [Set Up
New]* > [WPS: Button] or [WPS: PIN Code]
* To replace the settings of an existing connection point, touch [Edit] instead and
then manually change the settings. To delete the settings, touch [Delete] and
then [Yes].
• You can set up up to three connection points for infrastructure mode
([
1] to [
3]). Once set up, you can use the same Wi-Fi network
without any further settings.
3 WPS button setup: Press and hold the WPS button on your
wireless router.
WPS PIN code setup: After a PIN code appears on the
camcorder's screen, enter it into your wireless router's setup
screen.
In most cases, the wireless router’s setup screen is accessed using
your Web browser. For details about how to activate the Wi-Fi
protected setup, refer to the instruction manual of your wireless router.
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4 Within 2 minutes, touch [OK] on the camcorder's screen.
You can touch [Stop] and then [OK] to interrupt the Wi-Fi Protected
Setup while it is in progress.
5 Touch [Automatic] to automatically obtain an IP address.
• To assign the IP address manually, touch [Manual] and perform the
procedure in To manually assign an IP address below.
• A screen to test the settings will appear.
6 Select whether to test the settings.
• You can touch [Check Current Configuration] to review the network
settings.
• If you touched [Yes], a test of the settings will be performed and a
confirmation screen will appear. Touch [OK].
7 Save the settings of the connection point.
[Yes] > [OK]* > [X]
* After touching [OK], you can review the network settings. Touch [Wi-Fi Setup]
> [Check Current Configuration] > Desired connection point > [Î] or [Í]
> [K] three times when finished.
To manually assign an IP address (step 5)
After touching [Manual] in step 5:
Touch the field under [IP Address] or [Subnet Mask] >
Enter* the IP address or subnet mask > [OK] > Enter the
default gateway > [OK] > Enter the default primary and
secondary DNS servers > [OK] > Continue to step 6
* An interface similar to the virtual keyboard for text fields (A 88) will appear except
it will contain only the keys necessary for this step.
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Manual Setup
Perform this procedure to wirelessly connect the camcorder to the
wireless router (using infrastructure mode) if your router does not support WPS, you wish to manually configure settings, or if your wireless
router's network name (SSID) cannot be detected due to the stealth
function being enabled.
To enter text for the various settings, use the virtual keyboard (A 88).
POINTS TO CHECK
• You may need to know in advance the encryption key and other settings of the wireless router. Refer to the wireless router's setup screen or
ask the network administrator.
1 Set the camcorder to playback mode and then press
.
2 Set up a new connection point.
[ Wi-Fi] > [Wi-Fi Setup] > [Network Setup] >
Desired connection point ([ 1] to [ 3]) > [Set Up
New]* > [Manual Setup]
* To replace the settings of an existing connection point, touch [Edit] instead and
then manually change the settings. To delete the settings, touch [Delete] and
then [Yes].
• You can set up up to three connection points for infrastructure mode
([
1] to [
3]). Once set up, you can use the same Wi-Fi network
without any further settings.
• The camcorder will automatically detect available nearby Wi-Fi
networks and display their SSID.
3 Touch [Í] or [Î] to select the desired access point and then
touch [OK].
• Wi-Fi networks with a stealth function that do not broadcast their
network name will not be detected by the camcorder. To use such an
access point, touch [Enter Manually] and perform the procedure
described in To manually enter a wireless access point (A 169).
• If the desired access point is protected, the C icon will appear next
to the network name. In such case, continue to step 4; otherwise,
skip to step 5.
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4 Touch the [Encryption Key] control button to enter the encryption
key or password of the wireless access point and then touch [OK].
• If the encryption method of the wireless access point is set to WEP,
the WEP index key will appear on the screen. Select the same index
key of the access point.
5 Touch [Automatic] to automatically obtain an IP address.
• To assign the IP address manually, touch [Manual] and perform the
procedure in To manually assign an IP address (A 167).
• A screen to test the settings will appear.
6 Select whether to test the settings.
• You can touch [Check Current Configuration] to review the network
settings.
• If you touched [Yes], a test of the settings will be performed and a
confirmation screen will appear. Touch [OK].
7 Save the settings of the connection point.
[Yes] > [OK]* > [X]
* After touching [OK], you can review the network settings. Touch [Wi-Fi Setup]
> [Check Current Configuration] > Desired connection point > [Î] or [Í]
> [K] three times when finished.
To manually enter a wireless access point (step 3)
Enter the details of the wireless access point.
Enter the access point’s SSID > [OK] > [OK] > Enter
the authentication/encryption method* and, if applicable,
the encryption key of the access point > [OK] >
Continue to step 5
* If you select [Open], you can select [No Encryption] or [WEP]. If you select,
[Open] > [WEP] or [Shared Key WEP], you will need to specify the WEP index
key.
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NOTES
• The functions available and the setup method will vary depending on
the specifications and characteristics of the Wi-Fi network you want to
use.
• Wi-Fi functions, including connecting to a Wi-Fi network, are not available when the optional WM-V1 Wireless Microphone is attached to the
camcorder.
• When using Wi-Fi functions, wireless communication with an Eye-Fi
card is not possible.
Transferring Files to a Computer or FTP server
You can wirelessly transfer recordings directly to a computer running
the supplied software Network Utility (Windows only) or an FTP server.
First, set where the files will be transferred to (file transfer destination)
and then transfer the files. If you are transferring files to a computer
running Network Utility, you also have the option of uploading the files
to YouTube and Facebook (A 174).
Access point
POINTS TO CHECK
• If you have not done so already, complete the Wi-Fi network setup
(A 165) in advance.
General requirements
For computers running Windows:
• A computer correctly connected to the same network as the camcorder
with the supplied software Network Utility correctly installed, configured and running (
appears in the notification area, depending on the
OS). Network Utility will be installed automatically after you install
VideoBrowser. For details about the software, refer to the ‘Network
Utility Software Guide’ (PDF file on the PIXELA disc in the folder \Network Utility\Manual\English).
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For FTP servers:
• Correctly configured FTP server, such as a Macintosh computer or network-attached storage (NAS) drive. You will need to enter the IP
address, port, user name, password and file transfer destination as part
of the manual setup.
Operating modes:
File Transfer Destination Setup for Windows Computers
1 Power the camcorder using the compact power adapter.
2 Set the camcorder to playback mode and then press
.
3 Connect the camcorder to the Wi-Fi network.
[ Wi-Fi] > [Wi-Fi Setup] > [Transfer Destination
Setup] > [Computer (Network Utility)] > [w]* > Desired
connection point** > [OK]**
* This step is not necessary when the file transfer destination is not configured.
** This step is not necessary when only one connection point is detected.
• Select the connection point corresponding to the Wi-Fi network to
which the computer running Network Utility is also connected.
• If several computers connected to the network are running Network
Utility, a selection screen will appear. In such case, continue to step
3; otherwise, skip to step 4.
4 Touch [Í] or [Î] to select the specific computer you want to use
for transferring files wirelessly from the camcorder and then touch
[OK].
5 When the confirmation screen appears, save the settings of the
connection point.
[Yes] > [OK] > [X]
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File Transfer Destination Setup for FTP Servers
1 Set the camcorder to playback mode and then press
.
2 Connect the camcorder to the Wi-Fi network.
[ Wi-Fi] > [Wi-Fi Setup] > [Transfer Destination
Setup] > [FTP Server]
3 Enter the details of the FTP server.
[w] > Enter* the IP address for [FTP Server] and [21] for [Port]
> [OK] > Enter the user name and password > [OK] >
Enter [/] for [Destination Folder] > [OK]
* An interface similar to the virtual keyboard for text fields (A 88) will appear
except it will contain only the keys necessary for this step.
• The destination folder may differ depending on the FTP server. Check
the FTP server's settings.
• A confirmation screen will appear.
4 Save the settings of the connection point.
[Yes] > [OK] > [X]
• Before touching [Yes], you can touch [Check Current Configuration]
to review the network settings.
Transferring Recordings
1 Power the camcorder using the compact power adapter.
Do not disconnect the power source or turn off the camcorder until the
transfer is completed.
2 Set the camcorder to playback mode and then press
.
3 Touch [
Wi-Fi] and then touch [Transfer Files].
If the memory card slot cover is open, the option will not be available.
Make sure the cover is closed properly.
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4 Select the memory that contains the recordings you wish to
transfer wirelessly and touch [OK].
• You can select more than one memory.
• Touch [All files] to transfer all the recordings, or [New files] to transfer
only those recordings that have not been previously transferred.
• Once connected, the wireless transfer will begin automatically.
• You can touch [Stop] and then [X] to cancel the wireless transfer
while it is in progress.
5 Touch [OK].
IMPORTANT
• Do not open the memory card slot cover during wireless transfer.
• Observe the following precautions when transferring files. Failing to do
so may interrupt the transfer and incomplete files may remain at the
transfer destination.
- Do not disconnect the power source or turn off the camcorder.
- Do not change the camera mode.
- Do not connect the optional WM-V1 Wireless Microphone.
• If the file transfer is interrupted, select [New Files] and perform the file
transfer again.
• If incomplete files remain at the transfer destination, check the content
and make sure they are safe to delete before deleting them.
NOTES
• AVCHD movies transferred using Network Utility will be saved in the
Videos folder on the computer by default. If you start VideoBrowser
after you transfer AVCHD movies, the destination folder will automatically be added to the software's Library.
• MP4 movies transferred using Network Utility will be saved in the same
location as AVCHD movies. If you start ImageBrowser EX after you
transfer MP4 movies, the same destination folder will automatically be
added to ImageBrowser EX. If you change the destination folder in
Network Utility before transferring files, make the same change in the
ImageBrowser EX settings.
• Depending on the wireless router's settings and capability, it can take
some time to upload video files.
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Uploading Recordings to YouTube and Facebook
You can upload movies to YouTube and movies and photos to Facebook using the supplied software Network Utility running on a Windows computer.
Access point
Computer
POINTS TO CHECK
• If you have not done so already, complete the Wi-Fi network setup
(A 165) and file transfer destination setup (A 170) in advance.
General requirements
• A computer correctly connected to a network with the supplied software Network Utility correctly installed, configured (including your
YouTube and Facebook account settings) and running (
is in the
notification area, depending on the OS). Network Utility will be installed
automatically after you install VideoBrowser. For details about the software, refer to the ‘Network Utility Software Guide’ (PDF file on the PIXELA disc in the folder \Network Utility\Manual\English).
Operating modes:
*
* Photos can be uploaded to Facebook only.
1 Set the camcorder to playback mode and then open the index
screen that contains the recordings you want to upload.
2 Select the service you wish to upload to.
[Edit] > [
Network Utility] > Desired service > Touch
the desired recording
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3 If you are uploading to YouTube, read the YouTube agreement
carefully and touch [I Agree] if you agree.
4 Touch the desired connection point to connect the camcorder to
the network and then touch [OK].
Once connected, or if only one connection point has been set up, the
wireless upload will begin automatically. You can touch [Stop] and then
[X] to cancel the wireless upload while it is in progress.
5 Touch [OK].
NOTES
• Depending on the wireless router's settings and capability, it can take
some time to upload video files.
Uploading Videos Using an iOS Device
You can connect the camcorder to an iOS device* to upload your
recordings to YouTube and Facebook even when you are away from
your home network. Make sure you have downloaded and are using
the Movie Uploader app provided by PIXELA, available for free from
the App Store (http://itunes.com/apps/movieuploader). The Wi-Fi connection between the camcorder and iOS device is commonly referred
to as ad hoc mode, meaning that the camcorder will connect directly to
the iOS device without using an access point.
* "iOS device" is used in this text to collectively refer to Wi-Fi-enabled iOS devices.
iOS device
Operating modes:
Setting Up a Wi-Fi Connection (Ad Hoc Mode)
1 Set the camcorder to playback mode and then press
.
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2 Set up a new connection point.
[ Wi-Fi] > [Wi-Fi Setup] > [Network Setup] > [
> [Set Up New]*
]
* To replace the current settings, touch [Edit] instead and then manually change
the settings. To delete the settings, touch [Delete] and then [Yes].
3 Enter the details of the connection.
Enter an SSID (up to 32 characters) and channel of your
choosing > [OK] > Enter the authentication/encryption
method* and, if applicable, the encryption key** > [OK]
* If you select [Open], you can select [No Encryption] or [WEP]. If you select
[Shared Key WEP], you will need to specify the WEP index key.
** Enter an encryption key of your choosing. The encryption key must be one of
the following.
- 5 or 10 alphanumeric characters
- 10 or 26 hexadecimal characters (0-9, A-F)
4 Touch [Automatic] to automatically obtain an IP address.
5 Touch [No].
• You can touch [Check Current Configuration] to review the network
settings.
6 Save the settings of the connection point.
[Yes] > [OK]* > [X]
* After touching [OK], you can review the network settings. Touch [Wi-Fi Setup]
> [Check Current Configuration] > Desired connection point > [Î] or [Í]
> [K] three times when finished.
NOTES
• If you attempt to test the settings and the camcorder is able to send a
Wi-Fi signal, then a message will be displayed indicating that the connection was successfully established even when the camcorder has not
established a connection to the iOS device.
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Uploading Videos
1 Camcorder: Set the camcorder to playback mode and then press
.
2 Camcorder: Select the ad hoc Wi-Fi connection.
[
Wi-Fi] > [DLNA Media Server]* > [
] > [OK]
* If the memory card slot cover is open, the option will not be available. Make
sure the cover is closed properly.
3 Camcorder: Touch [OK].
The camcorder will connect as a media server.
4 iOS device: Touch Settings > Wi-Fi and then turn Wi-Fi on.
A list of active networks will appear.
5 iOS device: On the network selection screen, select the network
set in the camcorder. If necessary, enter the password and then
touch Join.
A checkmark will appear next to the selected network.
6 iOS device: Use the Movie Uploader app to upload the
camcorder’s movies.
For details about the Movie Uploader app, visit
http://www.pixela.co.jp/oem/canon/e/movieuploader/ (English only).
7 Camcorder: When you have finished, touch [End] to end the Wi-Fi
connection.
IMPORTANT
• Do not open the memory card slot cover during the wireless connection.
NOTES
• Depending on the wireless router's settings and capability, it can take
some time to upload video files.
• The procedure above may differ depending on the version of iOS you
are using.
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Wireless Playback on a DLNA-Compatible Device
If you have a DLNA-compatible player, such as an HDTV, on your home
network, you can watch your recordings* wirelessly. In such case, the
camcorder acts as a digital media server (DMS) and the HDTV acts as
a digital media player (DMP). From the HDTV, you can easily search for
recordings in the camcorder and play them back.
* Many DLNA players do not support playback of MP4 movies.
LAN cable
Access point
HDTV
POINTS TO CHECK
• If you have not done so already, complete the Wi-Fi network setup
(A 165) in advance.
General requirements
• An HDTV or other media player certified as a DLNA
Digital Media Player (DMP), correctly configured
and connected to the network. We recommend
using a LAN cable to connect the HDTV or media player. Look for the
DLNA Certified logo on the HDTV and refer to the instruction manual of
the HDTV for details on connecting it to the network.
Operating modes:
1 Set the camcorder to playback mode and then press
.
2 Camcorder: Touch [
Wi-Fi] and then touch [DLNA Media
Server].
• If the memory card slot cover is open, the option will not be available.
Make sure the cover is closed properly.
• If only one connection point has been set up, the wireless connection
will be established. Skip to step 4.
178 Š Wi-Fi Functions
3 Camcorder: Touch the desired connection point and then touch
[OK].
4 DLNA Digital Media Player: Select your camcorder model from the
list and then play back your recordings.
• The ACCESS indicator blinks during the connection.
• Refer to the DLNA device's instruction manual for details on the
procedure.
5 Play back the videos in the folder that appears (built-in memory or
memory card).
6 Camcorder: When you have finished playing back, touch [End] to
end the Wi-Fi connection.
If playback is not smooth
If the video's playback is not smooth, you can play back the video in
standard definition.
1 Press
.
2 Enable conversion to standard definition.
[ Wi-Fi] > [w] > [On] > [K] > [DLNA Media
Server]
• Touch [Off] when you want to play back your movies in AVCHD.
IMPORTANT
• Do not open the memory card slot cover during the wireless connection.
Wi-Fi Functions Š 179
NOTES
• Playback may not appear smooth depending on the wireless router's
settings and capability. In such case, try the following.
- Remove any objects between the camcorder and wireless access
point that may interfere with the wireless signal.
- Move the camcorder closer to the wireless access point.
- Turn off the wireless functions of other wireless devices other than the
DLNA-compatible device being used for playback.
- Switch the wireless access point to IEEE 802.11n and activate
channel bonding. Refer to its instruction manual for details.
If these do not improve playback, the cause may be due to conditions
unique to the surrounding area. Use the supplied HDMI cable to
connect the camcorder to the device.
180 Š Wi-Fi Functions
Glossary
This is a glossary of some of the basic terms used frequently in this
chapter. The documentation for your wireless router may also contain a glossary you can refer to.
Access point
A wireless access point (WAP) is a device that allows wireless
devices, like your camcorder, to connect to a wired network (including to the Internet) using the Wi-Fi standard. In most cases, this will
be your wireless router.
Ad hoc mode
A Wi-Fi connection made directly from one device to another without
using an access point.
DLNA
Digital Living Network Alliance. A standard for easy communication
and content sharing among consumer electronic devices, computers and mobile devices across a home network.
FTP server
An FTP server is an application running on a computer that allows
users to transfer files to and from that computer.
Infrastructure mode
A Wi-Fi connection in which devices are connected through an
access point.
IP address
Exclusive number assigned to each device connected to the network.
SSID
Service Set Identifier. This is simply the public name of a Wi-Fi network.
WPS
Wi-Fi Protected Setup. Standard for easy and secure setup of Wi-Fi
networks created by the Wi-Fi Alliance.
Wi-Fi Functions Š 181
Additional Information
This chapter contains troubleshooting advice, screen messages, handling and maintenance tips, and other information.
Appendix: Menu Options Lists
Menu items not available appear grayed out. For details about how to
select an item, refer to Using the Menus (A 28). For details about
each function, see the reference page. Menu options without a reference page are explained after the tables. Underlined menu options
indicate default values. Unless otherwise specified, functions available
for AVCHD movies include movies made using Story Creator mode.
[
Main Functions] Panel
FUNC. Menu
[
Main Functions] Panel - Recording Modes
Control Button
Setting options/Function
AUTO n
A
[’ Programmed AE], [‚ Shutter-Pri. AE],
[“ Aperture-Pri. AE]
–
z
z
95
[ú SCN: Portrait], [û SCN: Sports],
[ü SCN: Night Scene], [ý SCN: Snow],
[þ SCN: Beach], [ÿ SCN: Sunset],
[Œ SCN: Low Light], [œ SCN: Spotlight],
[Š SCN: Fireworks], [š SCN: Underwater],
[Ÿ SCN: Surface]
–
z
–
95
[Ä White
Balance]
[Ã Automatic], [¼ Daylight], [½ Shade],
[¾ Cloudy], [¿ Fluorescent],
[À Fluorescent H], [
Tungsten],
[Å Custom WB]
–
z
z
110
[< Focus]
[D] (manual focus): Toggle on or off, Touch
AF frame
–
z
z
108
[y Exposure]
[n] (manual exposure): Toggle on or off,
Touch AE frame
–
z
z
106
[Rec. Programs]
182 Š Additional Information
Control Button
AUTO n
Setting options/Function
A
[È
Powered IS]1
[ON], [OFF]
z
z
z
[ZOOM Zoom]
Zoom controls, [START]/[STOP] control
z
z
z
51
[W] (tele macro): Toggle on or off
–
z
z
109
z
z
z
114
Speech],
98
[
Audio
Scene]
[
[
[
Standard], [
Music], [
Forest and Birds],
Noise Suppression]
[
Custom Setting]
–
z
z
[ä Mic. Level]
[m] (automatic), [n] (manual)
[Audio Level Indicator]: Toggle on or off
–
z
z
119
[x AGC Limit]
[m] (automatic), [n] (manual)
–
z
z
107
[Image Effects]
[ON], [OFF]
When [ON] - [Color Depth], [Sharpness],
[Contrast], [Brightness]: ±0 (-2 to +2)
–
z
–
112
[R Faders]
[S Off], [T Fade Trigger: Once],
[U Fade Trigger: Always],
[V Wipe: Once], [W Wipe: Always]
–
z
z
103
[Ò Decoration]
[Ó Pens and Stamps], [× Animated Stamps],
[Ø Captions]2
z
z
z
72
[Ü] (image mix): Toggle on or off,
[Ý] (pause live video)
z
z
–
[ß] (minimize toolbar)
z
z
z
[ON], [OFF]
–
z
z
99
–
z
z
90
[z Pre REC]
[v Review
Recording]
1
2
–
The default setting is on in
mode and off in other camera modes.
Some options are available only when recording a story using Story Creator.
Additional Information Š 183
[Edit] Panel -
Control Button
Mode
[
Movies]
Index
Screen
[
[zSD
Movies]
Movies]
Index Screen Index Screen
Playback
Pause
A
-/,
From the built-in
memory:
[Copy (%)]
<date>,
[Select],
[All Scenes]
[Select],
[All Scenes]
–
–
143
-/,
From the built-in
memory:
[Convert HD'SD
(%)]
<date>,
[Select],
[All Scenes]
–
–
–
157
[Delete]
<date>,
[Select],
[All Scenes]
[Select],
[All Scenes]
[This Scene],
[All Scenes]
[This Scene]
60
[Divide]
-/,
[
Network
Utility]
–
–
–
z*
130
YouTube,
Facebook
YouTube,
Facebook
YouTube,
Facebook
–
174
* Option available only for AVCHD movies.
184 Š Additional Information
In the gallery:
[Edit Story] from
the [Story
Details] screen
[Edit Scene] from
the [Scene List]
screen
Playback Pause
A
-/,
From the built-in
memory:
[Copy (%)]
<by scene rating>
–
–
144
-/,
From the built-in
memory:
[Convert HD'SD
(%)]
<by scene rating>
–
–
158
[Delete] or [
<by scene rating>
[This Scene]
[This Scene]
60
[Delete Story]*
z
–
–
63
[Story Thumbnail]*
z
–
–
87
[Edit Title]*
z
–
–
87
[Copy]
–
z
–
86
[Move]
–
z
–
86
[Divide]
–
–
z
130
[Rating]
–
Control Button
]
[É], [Ê], [Ë],
[Ì] (unrated), [Í] (others)
80
* Operation not available for the two preexisting stories, [Unsorted] and [Video Snapshot].
[Edit] Panel -
Mode
Control Button
Index Screen
Single Photo View
A
-/,
From the built-in memory:
[Copy (%)]
[Select], [All Photos]
z
144,
145
[Delete]
-/,
[
Network Utility]
Facebook
z
134
–
162
Additional Information Š 185
[
Other Settings] Menus
When the camcorder is in
the p menu.
mode, you will not be able to access
p Camera Setup
Menu item
Setting options
n
[Self Timer]
[i On <], [j Off]
z
A
z
113
[Digital Zoom]
[j Off], [n 40x], [o 200x]
z
–
–
[Zoom Speed]
[Y Variable], [Z Speed 3],
[[ Speed 2], [] Speed 1]
z
z
50
[AF Mode]
[= Instant AF], [@ Normal AF]
z
z
–
[Focus Assistance]1
[i On], [j Off]
z
z
–
[Face Detection &
Tracking]
[i On }], [j Off]
z
z
100
[Auto Backlight
Correction]
[i On], [j Off]
z
z
107
[Auto Slow Shutter]
[i On], [j Off]
z
z
–
[Conversion Lens]
[¾ Tele-converter], [¿ Wide-converter],
[j Off]
z
z
–
[Fader Setting]1
[° Black Screen], [± White Screen]
z
z
103
[Onscreen Markers]
[j Off], [3 Level (White)],
[4 Level (Gray)], [5 Grid (White)],
[6 Grid (Gray)]
z
z
–
[Image Stabilizer]
[
z
z
98
Screen]1
Dynamic], [
Standard], [j Off]
z
z
116
z
z
–
[MIC Terminal Input]1 [Þ External Audio], [ß Microphone]
z
z
126
[Audio Mix]1
z
z
126
[Auto Wind
[Microphone
Attenuator]1
[H High], [L Low
], [j Off à]
[k Automatic], [i On å]
[j Off], [i On],
When [i On] [INT]
[EXT]
[Internal Microphone]/[MIC Terminal Input]
186 Š Additional Information
Menu item
n
Setting options
A
[Built-in Mic Freq.
Response]1
[h Normal], [ç Boost LF Range],
[è Low Cut Filter],
[é Boost MF Range],
[ê Boost HF+LF Range]
z
z
116
[Built-in Mic
Directionality]1
[í Monaural], [h Normal],
[î Wide], [ï Zoom]
z
z
117
[Surround Mic
Directionality]1, 2
[ò Surround], [ó Zoom], [ô Shotgun]
z
z
–
[Surround Mic
Attenuator]1, 2
[i On å], [j Off]
z
z
–
1 Option available only for recording movies.
2
Option available only when the optional SM-V1 Surround Microphone is attached
to the camcorder after having updated the camcorder’s firmware using the memory card supplied with the SM-V1.
[Digital Zoom]: Determines the
Optical zoom
Digital zoom
operation of the digital zoom.
The color of the indicator indicates the zoom.
• When activated, the camWhite
Light
corder will switch automatically
blue
to digital zoom when you zoom
in beyond the optical zoom
Up to 10x
10x range.
40x
• With the digital zoom the
image is digitally processed, so
the image resolution will deteriorate the more you zoom in.
Dark
blue
40x 200x
[AF Mode]: Select how fast the autofocus will operate.
• With [= Instant AF] the autofocus adjusts quickly to a new subject.
This is convenient, for example, when changing the focus from a near
subject to a far subject in the background, or when recording moving
subjects.
• When the optional Wide-converter or Tele-converter is attached to the
camcorder, it may partially obstruct the Instant AF sensor. Set the AF
mode to [@ Normal AF].
• When the recording program is set to [š SCN: Underwater] or
[Ÿ SCN: Surface], the AF mode is automatically set to
[@ Normal AF].
Additional Information Š 187
[Focus Assistance]: When focus assistance is activated, the image at the
center of the screen is magnified to help you focus manually (A 108).
• Using focus assistance will not affect the recordings. It will be cancelled
automatically after 4 seconds or when you start recording.
[Auto Slow Shutter]: The camcorder automatically uses slow shutter
speeds to obtain brighter recordings in places with insufficient lighting.
• Minimum shutter speed used: 1/30; 1/12 when the frame rate is set to
[¹ PF24] or [» 24P]; 1/15 when it is set to [· PF30] or
[
30P].
• The auto slow shutter can only be activated when the recording program is set to [’ Programmed AE], but the setting will not change even
if you set the camcorder to
mode.
• If a trailing afterimage appears, set the slow shutter to [j Off].
[Conversion Lens]: When you attach to the camcorder an optional teleconverter or wide-converter, set the appropriate conversion lens setting to
obtain optimal image stabilization.
• When you select a setting other than [j Off], the AF mode is automatically set to [@ Normal AF].
[Onscreen Markers]: You can display a grid or a horizontal line at the center of the screen. Use the markers as a reference to make sure your subject is framed correctly (vertically and/or horizontally).
• Using the onscreen markers will not affect the recordings.
[Microphone Attenuator]: Helps prevent audio distortions. You can use
this when using an external microphone or [
Audio Scene] is set to
[ Custom Setting].
[k Automatic]: The camcorder will automatically activate the microphone attenuator as necessary for optimal audio recording levels so high
audio levels will not be distorted.
[i On å]: The microphone attenuator will be activated at all times to
reproduce more faithfully the sound dynamics. å will appear on the
screen.
• This menu option is not available when the optional SM-V1 Surround
Microphone is attached to the camcorder. In that case, activate the
microphone attenuator with the [Surround Mic Attenuator] setting.
• When the recording program is set to [š SCN: Underwater] or
[Ÿ SCN: Surface], the microphone attenuator is automatically set to
[j Off].
188 Š Additional Information
[Surround Mic Directionality]: Sets the directionality mode of the optional
SM-V1 Surround Microphone.
[ò Surround]: Records 5.1ch surround sound.
[ó Zoom]: Records 5.1 audio channels. Additionally, the audio is linked
to the zoom position. The larger the subject appears on the screen, the
louder the sound will be as well.
[ô Shotgun]: Records monaural audio with a highly directional setting
that is most sensitive to sound coming directly from the front of the camcorder/microphone.
[Surround Mic Attenuator]: Helps prevent audio distortions due to high
audio recording levels when the optional SM-V1 Surround Microphone is
attached to the camcorder. When set to [i On å], å will appear
on the screen.
s/
Menu item
Playback Setup
y
Setting options
A
[Select Music]*
[j Off], [i On]
When [i On] - list of music tracks,
[Music Balance] [y]
[Û]
(Original sound/Background music)
z
z
82
[External Audio
Input]*
[j Off], [i On Ü]
When [i On Ü] - [External Player Link]:
Toggle on or off
z
z
84
[Data Code]
[j Off], [% Date], [& Time]*,
[' Date and Time]*, [( Camera Data]*
z
z
–
[Slideshow
Transition]
[j Off], [k Dissolve], [l Slide Image]
–
z
136
[TV Type]
[+ 4:3 TV], [, Wide TV]
z
z
–
* Option available only for AVCHD movies.
[Data Code]: Displays the date and/or time when the scene or photo was
recorded.
[( Camera Data]: Displays the aperture (f-stop) and shutter speed used
when recording the scene or photo.
Additional Information Š 189
[TV Type]: When you connect the camcorder to a TV using the optional
STV-250N Stereo Video Cable, select the setting according to the type of
TV in order to display the picture in full and in the correct aspect ratio.
[+ 4:3 TV]: TV sets with 4:3 aspect ratio.
[, Wide TV]: TV sets with 16:9 aspect ratio.
• When the TV type is set to [+ 4:3 TV], during the playback of video
originally recorded with an aspect ratio of 16:9, the picture will not be
displayed fullscreen.
• This option is not available when the camcorder is connected to an
HDTV using the supplied HDMI cable.
r Recording & Connections Setup
Menu item
y
Setting options
A
[&] (built-in memory),
[*] (memory card)
z
z
–
–
[Relay Recording]: [j Off],
[%]
z
–
–
–
[Recording Mode]
[© High Quality 24 Mbps],
[¨ High Quality 17 Mbps],
[¦ High Quality 12 Mbps],
[¤ Standard Play 7 Mbps],
[¥ Long Play 5 Mbps]
z
–
–
–
–
z
–
–
[Frame Rate]1
[´ 60i (Standard)],
[· PF30], [¹ PF24]
z
–
–
–
-/,
[Rec Media for
Movies]
[
9 Mbps], [
4 Mbps]
40
91
94
30P], [» 24P]
–
z
–
–
-/,
[Rec Media for
Photos]
[&] (built-in memory),
[*] (memory card)
z
z
z2
–
40
[Photo Capture from
Video]
[o Single Photo],
[p Photo Sequence]
–
–
z2
–
128
[Video Snapshot
Length]1
[C 2 sec], [D 4 sec],
[F 8 sec]
z
–
z2
–
71,
127
[Story Length-Based]: Toggle on or
off
z
–
–
–
[
190 Š Additional Information
Menu item
y
Setting options
A
[Rate Scenes
(Recording)]1
[i On], [j Off]
z
–
–
–
–
[Available Space in
Memory]
[&]* (built-in memory),
[*]* (memory card)
z
z
–
–
–
–
–
z
z
–
*-/, only.
[Used Space in
Memory]
[&]* (built-in memory),
[*]* (memory card)
*-/, only.
1
[i On -], [j Off]
z
–
–
–
–
[File Numbering]
[m Reset], [n Continuous]
z
z
z
z
–
-/,
[External Hard Drive
Info]3
–
–
–
z
z
–
[x.v.Color]
1
2
3
Option not available in
mode.
Option available only for AVCHD movies.
This is the only option available when an external hard drive is connected to the
camcorder.
[Rate Scenes (Recording)]: When set to [i On], the scene rating scene
will appear after every scene you record.
[Available Space in Memory]/[Used Space in Memory]: Displays a screen
where you can verify how much of the built-in memory (-/,
only) or the memory card is currently available for recording or how much
is in use (ª indicates photos).
• Estimated figures about available movie recording time and available
number of photos are approximate and based on the recording mode
currently in use and a photo size of 1920x1080.
• In the information screen of a memory card you can also check its
Speed Class.
• -/, The [Total space] shown for the built-in memory indicates
actually usable space. It may be slightly smaller than the nominal built-in
memory capacity listed in the specifications.
Additional Information Š 191
[x.v.Color]: Uses a color space with an extended gamut to achieve deeper
colors, closer to real life.
• Use this function to record video only when you intend to play back your
recordings on an HDTV compatible with x.v.Color, connected to the
camcorder using the supplied HDMI cable. If recordings made with
x.v.Color are played back on a non-compatible TV, colors may not be
reproduced correctly.
[File Numbering]: Select the file numbering method to be used on a new
memory card. Photos and MP4 movies are automatically assigned consecutive numbers from 0101 to 9900, and stored in folders containing up
to 100 files. Folders are numbered from 101 to 998.
[m Reset]: File numbers will restart from 101-0101 every time you insert
a new memory card.
[n Continuous]: File numbers will continue from the number following
that of the last file recorded with the camcorder.
• If the memory card you insert already contains a file with a larger number, a new file will be assigned a number one higher than that of the last
file on the memory card.
• We recommend using the [n Continuous] setting.
• The file number indicates the name and location of the file on the memory card. For example, the file name of a photo numbered 101-0107 is
“IMG_0107.JPG”, stored under the folder “DCIM\101CANON” while an
MP4 movie with the same file number will have the file name
“MVI_0107.MP4”.
[External Hard Drive Info]: When the camcorder is connected to an external hard drive, this setting displays information about the hard drive.
192 Š Additional Information
q System Setup
Menu item
y
Setting options
A
[Output Onscreen
Displays]1
[i On], [j Off]
z
z
z
z
–
[Language !]
[
], [Dansk], [Deutsch],
[
], [English], [Español],
[Français], [Italiano], [Magyar],
[Melayu], [Nederlands], [Norsk],
[Polski], [Português], [
],
[Suomi], [Svenska], [Türkçe],
[
], [
], [
],
[
], [
], [
],
[
], [
], [
]
z
z
z
z
35
z
z
z
z
–
–
[LCD Brightness]
[LCD Backlight]
[H Bright], [M Normal], [L Dim]
z
z
z
z
[LCD Mirror Image]
[i On], [j Off]
z
z
–
–
–
[AV/Headphones]
[Ò AV], [Ó Headphones]
z
z
z
z
120
[Volume]
Speaker:
–
–
z
z
56
z
z
z
z
120
,Ú
Headphones:
,Ö
[Notification Sounds]
[÷ High Volume],
[ø Low Volume], [j Off]
z
z
z
z
–
[Wireless Remote
Control]
[i On], [j Off 0]
z
z
z
z
–
[Custom Control
Button]1
[Rec. Programs],
[Ä White Balance], [< Focus],
[y Exposure], [Ç Powered IS],
[R Zoom],
[
Audio Scene],
[ä Mic. Level], [x AGC Limit],
[Image Effects], [R Faders],
[Ò Decoration], [z Pre REC],
[v Review Recording]
z
z
–
–
–
Additional Information Š 193
Menu item
y
Setting options
A
[i On], [j Off]
z
z
–
–
–
[Power Saving Mode] [Auto Power Off]:
[j Off], [i On]
z
z
z
z
–
z
z
z
z
41
–
–
–
z
z
154
-/,
–
[Delete Memory Save
Folder]2
–
–
z
z
153
[Time Zone/DST]
["] (home time zone) or [#]
(travel time zone): [New York], list
of world time zones
[$] (DST adjustment): Toggle on
or off
z
z
z
z
36
[Date/Time]
[Date/Time]: –
[Date Format]:
[Y.M.D], [M.D,Y], [D.M.Y] (Y- year, Mmonth, D- day)
[24H]: Toggle on (24-hour clock) or
off (12-hour clock)
z
z
z
z
34
[Battery Info]
–
z
z
z
z
–
[Control for HDMI]1
[i On], [j Off]
z
z
z
z
–
[HDMI Status]1
–
z
z
z
z
–
[Distance Units]1
[. meters], [/ feet]
z
z
–
–
–
[Demo Mode]1
[i On], [j Off]
z
z
–
–
–
[Firmware]
–
–
–
–
z
–
[Autostart
Decoration]
[Quick Start (Standby)]:
[Off], [10 min], [20 min], [30 min]
-/,
[Initialize &/*]
.
[Initialize *]
-/,
[Initialize
]2
[& Built-in Mem.]*,
[* Mem. Card]*
*-/, only.
[Complete Initialization]:
Toggle on or off
194 Š Additional Information
Menu item
y
Setting options
A
[Reset All]
[No], [Yes]
z
z
z
z
–
[Eye-Fi
Communication]3
[k Automatic], [j Off]
–
–
z
z
160
1
2
3
Option not available in
mode.
Option available only after connecting an external hard drive to the camcorder.
Option available only after having inserted an Eye-Fi card into the memory card slot.
[Output Onscreen Displays]: When set to [i On], the camcorder’s
onscreen displays will appear also on the screen of a TV or monitor connected to the camcorder.
[LCD Brightness]: Adjusts the brightness of the LCD screen.
• Changing the brightness of the LCD screen does not affect the brightness of your recordings or the brightness of the playback image on a
TV.
[LCD Backlight]: Sets the screen to one of three brightness levels. You can
use this to make the screen brighter when recording in bright places, for
example.
• Changing the brightness of the LCD screen does not affect the brightness of your recordings or the brightness of the playback image on a
TV.
• Using the bright setting will shorten the effective usage time of the battery pack.
[LCD Mirror Image]: When set to [i On], you can rotate the LCD panel
180 degrees to let the subject check the image while you record. While
the LCD panel is rotated toward the subject you will not be able to decorate the scene.
[Notification Sounds]: A beep will accompany some operations like turning on the camcorder, the self-timer countdown, etc.
• Set this to [j Off] to turn off notification sounds.
• While pre-recording (A 99) is activated, the camcorder will not emit
any notification sounds.
[Wireless Remote Control]: Allows the camcorder to be operated with the
optional WL-D89 Wireless Controller.
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[Custom Control Button]: On the lower right of the recording screen, a
control button that is a shortcut to one of the functions in the [
Main
Functions] panel is constantly displayed. By changing this setting, you can
change the shortcut, which will allow you to access one of your frequently
used functions quickly and conveniently.
• In
mode, this option is set to [Ò Decoration]. In other modes,
the default setting is [È Powered IS].
[Autostart Decoration]: When set to [i On], the decoration screen will
open automatically when you stow the LCD panel with the LCD screen
facing out.
[Power Saving Mode]: Controls the camcorder’s automatic power off settings.
[Auto Power Off]: In order to save power when the camcorder is powered
by a battery pack, it will automatically shut off if left without any operation
for 5 minutes.
• Approximately 30 seconds before the camcorder shuts off, [Auto Power
Off] will appear. Operating any of the camcorder's controls while the
message is displayed will prevent the camcorder from shutting off.
• In standby mode, the camcorder will shut off after the time selected for
the [Quick Start (Standby)] setting.
[Quick Start (Standby)]: Select whether to activate the Quick Start function
(A 52) when you close the LCD panel in a recording mode and the
length of time after which the camcorder will end the standby mode and
shut off automatically.
• You can set Quick Start to [Off], for example, if the camcorder is set on
a fixed position and you want to keep recording video with the LCD
panel closed in order to conserve the battery’s power.
[Battery Info]: When you are using a battery pack that is compatible with
Intelligent System, this option displays a screen where you can verify the
battery charge (as a percentage) and the remaining recording time (
,
mode) or playback time (
,
mode).
[Control for HDMI]: Activates the HDMI-CEC (Consumer Electronics Control) function. When you connect the camcorder to an HDTV compatible
with HDMI-CEC using the supplied HDMI cable, you can control the camcorder’s playback using the remote control of the TV.
• If set to [i On], when the camcorder is connected to a compatible
HDTV using the supplied HDMI cable, the video input on the TV will
automatically be set to the camcorder’s video input. Then, you can use
the up/down/left/right buttons and the OK or SET button on the TV’s
remote control to play back your recordings.
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• Depending on the TV set, additional settings may be required on the TV
itself to activate the HDMI-CEC function. Refer to the TV’s instruction
manual.
• Correct operation of the HDMI-CEC function cannot be guaranteed
even when connecting the camcorder to compatible TV sets. If you
cannot use the remote control of the TV, set [Control for HDMI] to
[j Off] and operate the camcorder directly.
• The remote control of the TV can only be used to play back movies or
photos (
or
mode only). If the camcorder is connected to the
TV while it is set to
,
or
mode, depending on the TV
used, turning off the TV will automatically turn off the camcorder even if
it is recording at the time.
• We recommend not connecting more than 3 HDMI-CEC compatible
devices at a time.
• This option is not available when the camcorder is connected to an
HDTV using the supplied HDMI cable.
[HDMI Status]: Displays a screen where you can verify the standard of the
output signal from the HDMI OUT terminal.
[Distance Units]: Selects the units to use for the focusing distance display
during manual focus.
[Demo Mode]: The demonstration mode displays the camcorder’s main
features. It starts automatically when the camcorder is powered with the
compact power adapter if you leave it turned on without a memory card
for more than 5 minutes.
• To cancel the demo mode once it has started, press any button or turn
off the camcorder.
[Firmware]: You can verify the current version of the camcorder’s firmware, which is the software that controls the camcorder. This menu option
is usually unavailable.
[Reset All]: Resets all of the camcorder's settings.
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Appendix: Onscreen Icons and Displays
Recording Movies (using Story Creator)
1 Control button [FUNC.]: Open the
[
Main Functions] panel (A 29)
2 Smart AUTO (A 47)
3 Face detection frame (A 100)
4 Touch & Track frame (A 102)
5 Control button [PHOTO]: Take a
photo (A 45, 89, 128)
6 Control button [?]: Displays a
shooting tip for the current story
scene
7 Memory operation (A 202)
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Intelligent IS (A 49)
Remaining battery time (A 202)
Zoom (A 51)
Recording mode (A 91)
Recording standard (A 31)
Current story scene (category)
(A 68); touch to return to the list of
story scenes (A 68)
f Recommended scene length
A
(A 68)
g Decoration (A 72)
A
8
9
q
A
a
A
s
A
d
A
Recording Movies
Manual mode
h Recording program (A 95)
A
A Manual exposure (A 106)
j
k AGC (automatic gain control) limit
A
(A 107)
l = Instant AF/@ Normal AF
A
(A 187), MF Manual focus
(A 108)
q Face detection (A 100)
S
a White balance (A 110)
S
s Audio level indicator (A 118)
S
d x.v.Color (A 192)
S
f While recording/during playback:
S
Scene counter (hours : minutes :
seconds) ; < Self timer (A 113)
g Image stabilizer (A 98)
S
h Tele macro (A 109)
S
j Remaining recording time
S
* On the memory card
& In the built-in memory*
( Relay recording* (A 40)
* -/, only.
Cinema mode
k
S
S
l
q
D
a
D
s
D
d
D
f
D
g
D
h
D
j
D
k
D
l
D
q
F
F
a
s
F
d
F
f
F
Frame rate (A 94)
Image effects (A 112)
Microphone attenuator (A 188)
Audio scene select (A 114)
Headphone output (A 120)
Custom control button (A 196)
Level marker (A 188)
Remote sensor off (A 195)
Fader (A 103)
Auto wind screen (A 116)
Directionality of the optional SM-V1
Surround Microphone (A 123)
Conversion lens (Tele-converter
shown) (A 188)
Mini advanced shoe (A 122)
External audio input (A 126)
Control button [FILTER 1]: Cinemalook filters (A 70)
In record pause mode:
Total number of scenes
Pre-recording (A 99)
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Playing Movies (during playback)
AVCHD movies:
MP4 movies:
F External audio input (A 84)
g
h Eye-Fi wireless communication
F
(A 160)
j Scene number
F
k Playback control buttons (A 56)
F
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F Data code (A 66, 189)
l
q Volume and background music
G
balance controls (A 56, 83)
a File number (A 192)
G
s Volume controls (A 56)
G
Viewing Photos
d Control button [Edit]: Open the Edit
G
panel (A 185)
f Current photo / Total number of
G
photos
g Control button [h]: Photo jump
G
(A 133)
h Control button [Ð]: Slideshow
G
(A 136)
j Control button [f]: Return to the
G
[
Photos] index screen (A 132)
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7 Memory operation
Ü Record, Û Record pause, Ð Playback, Ý Playback pause, × Fast playback,
Ø Fast reverse playback, Õ Slow playback, Ö Slow reverse playback,
Ó Frame advance, Ô Frame reverse.
9 Remaining battery time
• The icon shows a rough estimate of
100%
75%
50%
25%
0%
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.
• When the battery charge becomes low,
will appear in yellow. When the battery
pack is exhausted,
will appear in red. Replace or charge the battery pack.
Depending on the condition of the camcorder or battery, the actual battery charge
may not match what is displayed on the screen.
• When you attach an empty battery pack, the power may turn off without displaying
.
• Depending on the conditions under which the camcorder and the battery pack are
used, the actual battery charge may not be indicated accurately.
• You can display the charge status of a battery pack with the q > [Battery Info]
setting. If the battery pack is exhausted, the battery information may not be
displayed.
S Remaining recording time
j
When there is no more free space on the memory, [& End] (built-in memory, /, only) or [* End] (memory card) will be displayed in red and the recording
will stop.
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Trouble?
Troubleshooting
If you have a problem with your camcorder, refer to this section. Sometimes what you think is a malfunction of the camcorder may have the
simplest of solutions - please read the “CHECK THIS FIRST” box
before going on to the more detailed problems and solutions. Consult
your dealer or a Canon Service Center if the problem persists.
CHECK THIS FIRST
Power supply
• Is the battery charged? Is the compact power adapter correctly connected to the camcorder? (A 21)
Recording
• Did you turn the camcorder on and correctly set it to a recording
mode? (A 45, 89) If you are recording on a memory card, is one correctly inserted into the camcoder? (A 39)
Playback
• Did you turn the camcorder on and correctly set it to playback mode?
(A 54, 132) If you are playing back recordings from a memory card,
is one correctly inserted into the camcorder? (A 39) Does it contain
any recordings?
Other
• Does the camcorder make a rattling sound? The internal lens fixture
can move when the camcorder is turned off or in a playback mode.
This is not a malfunction.
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.
- When the recording program is set to [Underwater] or [Surface], the camcorder may turn off
automatically if it becomes too hot. Turn off the camcorder and let it cool down.
The camcorder turns off without the battery warning indicator appearing on the screen.
- The battery charge has become low or the battery pack is exhausted. Replace or charge the
battery pack.
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Cannot charge the battery pack.
- Make sure the camcorder is off so charging can start.
- The temperature of the battery pack is outside its operating range (approximately 0 – 40 °C
(32 – 104 °F)). Remove the battery pack, warm it or let it cool down, as necessary, and try
charging it again.
- Charge the battery pack in temperatures between approximately 0 °C and 40 °C (32 °F and
104 °F).
- The battery pack is faulty. Replace the battery pack.
- The camcorder cannot communicate with the battery pack attached. Battery packs not recommended by Canon for use with this camcorder cannot be charged using this camcorder.
- If you are using a battery pack recommended by Canon for use with this camcorder, there
may be a problem with the camcorder or battery pack. Consult a Canon Service Center.
A noise can be heard from the compact power adapter.
- A faint sound can be heard while the compact power adapter is connected to a power outlet.
This is not a malfunction.
The battery pack is exhausted extremely quickly even at normal temperatures.
- The battery may have reached the end of its battery life. Buy a new battery pack.
Recording
Pressing Y will not start recording.
- You cannot record while the camcorder is writing previous recordings onto the memory (while
the ACCESS indicator is on or flashing). Wait until the camcorder has finished.
- The memory is full or it already contains the maximum number of scenes of AVCHD movies
(3,999 scenes). Delete some recordings (A 60, 134) or initialize the memory (A 41) to
free some space.
The point where Y was pressed does not match the beginning/end of the
recording.
- There is a slight interval between pressing Y and the actual start/end of recording. This is not a malfunction.
The camcorder will not focus.
- Autofocus does not work on the subject. Focus manually (A 108).
- The lens or Instant AF sensor is dirty. Clean the lens or sensor with a soft lens-cleaning cloth
(A 227). 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.
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Changing the operating mode between recording (Ü)/record pause (Û)/playback (Ð)
takes longer than usual.
- When the memory contains a large number of scenes, some operations may take longer than
usual. Save your recordings (A 146) and initialize the memory (A 41).
Movies or photos cannot be recorded properly.
- This may occur as movies and photos are recorded/deleted over time. Save your recordings
(A 146) and initialize the memory (A 41).
Cannot record a photo while recording movies.
- You cannot take photos in
mode, while the digital zoom is activated (A 50) or while
fading in or fading out a scene (A 103).
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.
Cannot create a new story.
- A memory can contain a maximum of 98 user-created stories. Delete some stories from the
gallery (A 63) or select a different memory (A 40).
Playback
Cannot copy/move scenes in a story.
- The memory is full. Delete some recordings (A 60, 134) to free some space.
Cannot delete a scene.
- You may not be able to delete scenes recorded or edited using another device.
Deleting scenes takes longer than usual.
- When the memory contains a large number of scenes, some operations may take longer than
usual. Save your recordings (A 146) and initialize the memory (A 41).
Cannot capture a video snapshot scene from a movie.
- You cannot capture video snapshot scenes from scenes recorded or edited using another
device. Also, you cannot capture scenes that are from movies converted to standard definition
(-/, only) or MP4 movies.
- The memory is full. Delete some recordings (A 60, 134) to free some space.
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When playing back scenes/slideshow with background music, the music track is not played
back correctly.
- This can occur when you transfer the music files to a memory card after repeatedly recording
and deleting scenes (fragmented memory). Save your recordings (A 146) and initialize the
memory card (A 41). Then, transfer the music files first and only then transfer the video
files.
- Music tracks will not play back correctly if the connection was interrupted while transferring
the music files to a memory card. Delete the music tracks and transfer the music files again.
- The transfer rate of the memory card used is too slow. Use a recommended memory card
(A 37).
When playing scenes/a slideshow linked to external audio, the video playback is not correctly
linked to the external player.
- The volume of external player may be too low. Try increasing the volume of the external
player.
Cannot divide scenes
- You cannot divide scenes recorded or edited using another device. Also, you cannot divide
scenes that are from movies converted to standard definition (-/, only) or MP4
movies.
- The memory is full. Delete some recordings (A 60, 134) to free some space.
Cannot copy scenes/photos
- You may not be able to copy scenes/photos recorded or edited using another device.
Cannot mark individual scenes/photos in the index screen with a checkmark !
- You cannot select more than 100 scenes/photos individually. Select the [All Scenes] or [All
Photos] option instead of [Select].
Indicators and Onscreen Displays
lights up in red.
- Battery pack is exhausted. Replace or charge the battery pack.
appears on the screen.
- The camcorder cannot communicate with the battery pack attached so the remaining battery
time cannot be displayed.
* lights up in red.
- A memory card error occurred. Turn off the camcorder. Remove and reinsert the memory
card. Initialize the memory card if the display does not change back to normal.
- The memory card is full. Replace the memory card or delete some recordings (A 60, 134)
to free some space on the memory card.
Even after stopping recording, the ACCESS indicator does not go off.
- The scene is being recorded in the memory. This is not a malfunction.
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? appears on the screen.
- The camcorder has become hot while in the [Underwater] or [Surface] recording program.
Turn off the camcorder and let it cool down.
The red ON/OFF (CHG) indicator flashes rapidly (
one flash at 0.5-second
intervals).
- The temperature of the battery pack is outside its operating range (approximately 0 – 40 °C
(32 – 104 °F)). Remove the battery pack, warm it or let it cool down, as necessary, and try
charging it again.
- Charge the battery pack in temperatures between approximately 0 °C and 40 °C (32 °F and
104 °F).
- The battery pack is damaged. Use a different battery pack.
- Charging has stopped because the compact power adapter or the battery pack is faulty. Consult a Canon Service Center.
‹ appears on the screen
- The LOCK switch on the Eye-Fi card is set to prevent accidental erasure. Change the position
of the LOCK switch.
- An error occurred when trying to access control data on the Eye-Fi card. Turn the camcorder
off then on again. If the icon appears often, there might be a problem with the Eye-Fi card.
Contact the card manufacturer’s customer care.
Picture and Sound
The screen appears too dark.
- The LCD screen was dimmed. Change the q > [LCD Backlight] setting to [Normal] or
[Bright].
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,
remove the battery pack and disconnect all other power sources from the camcorder. Then,
reset all the camcorder’s settings to default values (A 195).
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. This is not a malfunction. To reduce the symptoms, set
the recording program to [Programmed AE] or [Shutter-Pri. AE] (A 104). This is not a malfunction.
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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
(A 188) or adjust the audio recording level manually (A 118).
There are brief stops in the sound recorded with the optional WM-V1 Wireless Microphone.
- This may occur if the LOCK switch on the Eye-Fi card was set to prevent writing, causing
wireless communication to occur while recording. Change the position of the LOCK switch.
The picture is displayed correctly but there is no sound from the built-in speaker.
- Speaker volume is turned off. Adjust the volume.
- If the HTC-100/S HDMI Cable or optional STV-250N Stereo Video Cable is connected to the
camcorder, disconnect it.
- The AV terminal is set to headphone output. Set r> [AV/Headphones] to [AV].
Memory Card and Accessories
Cannot insert the memory card.
- The memory card was not facing the correct direction. Turn the memory card over and insert
it.
Cannot record on the memory card.
- The memory card is full. Delete some recordings (A 60, 134) to free some space or replace
the memory card.
- Initialize the memory card (A 41) when you use it with the camcorder for the first time.
- The LOCK switch on the memory card is set to prevent accidental erasure. Change the position of the LOCK switch.
- A compatible memory card must be used to be able to record movies on a memory card
(A 37).
- The folder and file numbers for MP4 movies and photos have reached their maximum value.
Set r>[File Numbering] to [Reset] and insert a new memory card.
The optional WL-D89 Wireless Controller will not work.
- Set q> [Wireless Remote Control] to [On].
- Replace the battery of the wireless controller.
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Cannot upload files wirelessly using an Eye-Fi card.
- q> [Eye-Fi Communication] is set to [Off] (… appears onscreen). Set it to [Automatic].
- Wireless communication is not available with an Eye-Fi card in recording mode or while the
optional WM-V1 Wireless Microphone is attached to the camcorder. Set the camcorder to
playback mode or remove the WM-V1.
- -/, Wireless communication is not available with an Eye-Fi card when the camcorder has established a wireless connection. Make sure the camcorder has ended the connection.
- Opening the LCD panel may help when the wireless connection is not strong enough.
- During wireless transfer, wireless communication may stop when the wireless signal conditions worsen (‰ appears onscreen). Perform wireless transfer in a place with good signal
conditions.
- Contact the card manufacturer’s customer care.
Connections with External Devices
Video noise appears on the 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 TV screen.
- The video input on the TV is not set to the video terminal to which you connected the camcorder. Select the correct video input.
The camcorder is connected using the supplied HDMI cable, but there is no picture or sound
from the HDTV.
- Disconnect the supplied HDMI cable and then restore the connection or turn the camcorder off
and then on again.
The camcorder is connected using the supplied HDMI cable, but HDMI-CEC does not work
(cannot play back using the TV’s remote control).
- Disconnect the HDMI cable and turn off the camcorder and the TV. After a short while turn
them on again and restore the connection.
- q> [Control for HDMI] is set to [Off]. Set it to [On].
- HDMI-CEC is not activated on the connected TV. Activate this function on the TV.
- Even with TV sets compatible with HDMI-CEC the range of functions available differs depending on the type of TV. Refer to the instruction manual of the connected TV.
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.
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Cannot save photos on my computer
- When the memory contains too many photos (Windows – 2,500 photos or more, Macintosh –
1,000 photos or more), you may not be able to transfer photos to a computer. Try using a card
reader to transfer the photos on the memory card. -/, only: To transfer the photos in the built-in memory, copy them to the memory card in advance (A 143).
-/, Wi-Fi Functions
Refer also to the instruction manual of your wireless router and other
devices you will use.
Wireless playback on a DLNA-compatible device is not smooth.
- Playback may not be smooth depending on the wireless router's settings and capability.
- In the [Wi-Fi] menu, set [w] to [On] (A 179) to play back the movie in standard definition.
- Remove any objects between the camcorder and wireless access point that may interfere
with the wireless signal.
- Move the camcorder closer to the wireless access point.
- Turn off the wireless functions of other wireless devices other than the DLNA-compatible
device being used for playback.
- If these do not solve the issue, the cause may be due the device or conditions unique to the
surrounding area. Use the supplied HDMI cable to connect the camcorder to the device.
Cannot play back a movie on a DLNA-compatible device in AVCHD.
- Some DLNA-compatible devices may play back movies in standard definition.
- In the [Wi-Fi] menu, set [w] to [Off] (A 179).
- Remove any objects between the camcorder and wireless access point that may interfere
with the wireless signal.
- Move the camcorder closer to the wireless access point.
- Turn off the wireless functions of other wireless devices other than the DLNA-compatible
device being used for playback.
- If these do not solve the issue, the cause may be due the device or conditions unique to the
surrounding area. Use the supplied HDMI cable to connect the camcorder to the device.
The wireless connection was interrupted while transferring files.
- Incomplete files may remain at the transfer destination. If incomplete files remain at the
transfer destination, check the content and make sure they are safe to delete before deleting
them.
- Select [New Files] and perform the file transfer again.
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Cannot connect with the wireless router.
- Check that the wireless router is working correctly.
- The effective communication range between the camcorder and wireless router may vary
depending on the strength of the wireless signal. Try using the camcorder closer to the wireless router.
- Cordless phones, microwave ovens, refrigerators and other appliances in the line of sight
between the wireless router and the camcorder may interfere with the wireless signal. Try
using the camcorder in a location farther away from such appliances.
- Wi-Fi networks with a stealth function that do not broadcast their network name (SSID) will
not be detected by the camcorder during the Wi-Fi network setup. Perform the setup manually (A 168) or turn off the stealth function of the wireless router.
List of Messages (in alphabetical order)
-/, Refer to List of Messages for Connecting to an External
Hard Drive (A 218) for external hard drive related messages. Refer to
List of Messages for Wi-Fi Functions (A 218) for Wi-Fi related messages.
Refer to List of Messages for the Optional Video Light (A 218) for
video light related messages.
Back up recordings regularly
- This message may appear when you turn on the camcorder. In the event of a malfunction,
recordings may be lost so back up your recordings regularly.
-/, Built-in memory error
- The built-in memory could not be read. Contact a Canon Service Center.
-/, Built-in memory is full
- The built-in memory is full (“& End” appears on the screen). Delete some recordings
(A 60, 134) to free some space. Alternatively, save your recordings (A 146) and initialize
the built-in memory (A 41).
-/, Built-in memory writing error Attempt to recover the data?
- This message will appear the next time you turn on the camcorder if power supply was accidentally interrupted while the camcorder was writing to the memory. Select [Recover] to try to
recover the recordings.
-/, Cannot access the built-in memory
- There is a problem with the built-in memory. Contact a Canon Service Center.
Cannot communicate with the battery pack. Continue using this battery pack?
- You attached a battery pack that is not recommended by Canon for use with this camcorder.
- If you are using a battery pack recommended by Canon for use with this camcorder, there
may be a problem with the camcorder or battery pack. Consult a Canon Service Center.
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-/, Cannot convert
- Cannot access the memory card. Check the memory card and make sure it is inserted correctly.
- You inserted a MultiMedia Card (MMC) into the camcorder. Use a recommended memory card
(A 37).
- There was an error creating the file name. Set
> [File Numbering] to [Reset] and
initialize the memory card (A 41) or delete all the photos (A 134) and converted SD movies (A 60).
Cannot copy
- The total size of the scenes you selected to copy exceeds the available space on the memory
card. Delete some recordings on the memory card (A 60, 134) or reduce the number of
scenes to copy.
- The memory card already contains the maximum number of AVCHD scenes (3,999 scenes).
Delete some scenes (A 60) to free some space.
- The gallery already contains the maximum number of stories (98 stories in any one given
memory). Delete some stories (A 63) to free some space.
Cannot divide the scene. Initialize only using the camcorder.
- The scene could not be divided because the camcorder’s internal scene management data log
is full. Save your recordings (A 146) and initialize the memory (A 41). Transfer back the
backup files and try dividing the scene again.
- -/, Use the supplied software VideoBrowser to save the scene and divide it on
the computer.
Cannot enter standby mode now
- The camcorder cannot enter standby mode if the remaining battery charge is too low. Charge
or replace the battery pack (A 21).
Cannot load canvas
- The canvas file that was saved on the memory is corrupted.
- Canvas data cannot be read from canvas files created using other devices.
Cannot play back
- There is a problem with the memory. If this message appears often without apparent reason,
contact a Canon Service Center.
-/, Cannot play back Cannot access the built-in memory
- There is a problem with the built-in memory. Save your recordings (A 146) and initialize the
built-in memory using the [Complete Initialization] option (A 41). If the problem persists,
contact a Canon Service Center.
Cannot play back Check the memory card
- There is a problem with the memory card. Save your recordings (A 146) and initialize the
memory card using the [Complete Initialization] option (A 41). If the problem persists, use a
different memory card.
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-/, Cannot play the movies in the built-in memory Initialize only using the
camcorder
- The camcorder's built-in memory was initialized using a computer. Initialize the built-in memory with this camcorder (A 41).
Cannot play the movies on this memory card
- Movies cannot be played back from a 64 MB or smaller memory card. Use a recommended
memory card (A 37).
Cannot play the movies on this memory card Initialize only using the camcorder
- The memory card in the camcorder was initialized using a computer. Initialize the memory
card with this camcorder (A 41).
Cannot record
- You cannot capture video snapshot scenes from scenes recorded or edited using another
device.
- There is a problem with the memory. If this message appears often without apparent reason,
contact a Canon Service Center.
-/, Cannot record Cannot access the built-in memory
- There is a problem with the built-in memory. Save your recordings (A 146) and initialize the
built-in memory using the [Complete Initialization] option (A 41). If the problem persists,
contact a Canon Service Center.
Cannot record Check the memory card
- There is a problem with the memory card. Save your recordings (A 146) and initialize the
memory card using the [Complete Initialization] option (A 41). If the problem persists, use a
different memory card.
-/, Cannot record movies in the built-in memory Initialize only using the
camcorder
- The camcorder's built-in memory was initialized using a computer. Initialize the built-in memory with this camcorder (A 41).
Cannot record movies on this memory card
- Movies cannot be recorded on a 64 MB or smaller memory card. Use a recommended memory card (A 37).
Cannot record movies on this memory card Initialize only using the camcorder
- The memory card in the camcorder was initialized using a computer. Initialize the memory
card with this camcorder (A 41).
Cannot save the canvas
- Cannot save your [Pens and Stamps] drawings on the memory. Save your recordings
(A 146) and initialize the memory (A 41).
Change the battery pack
- Battery pack is exhausted. Replace or charge the battery pack.
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Check the memory card
- Cannot access the memory card. Check the memory card and make sure it is inserted correctly.
- A memory card error occurred. The camcorder cannot record or display the image. Try removing and reinserting the memory card, or use a different memory card.
- You inserted a MultiMedia Card (MMC) into the camcorder. Use a recommended memory card
(A 37).
- If after the message disappears, * appears in red, perform the following: Turn off the camcorder and remove and reinsert the memory card. If * turns back to green you can resume
recording/playback. If the problem persists, save your recordings (A 146) and initialize the
memory card (A 41).
Do not disconnect the power source. Cannot write data with this connection. To write data to
the camcorder, connect the compact power adapter then reconnect the camcorder and
computer. Do not disconnect the USB cable unless you first use the computer to safely end
the connection.
- The camcorder cannot be operated while it is not being powered by the compact power
adapter and is connected to a computer with the supplied USB cable. In addition, scenes cannot be written back and music files cannot be transferred to the camcorder. To avoid corrupting the data in the camcorder’s memory, 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 scenes and to transfer music files 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 power source. Do not disconnect the USB cable unless you first use
the computer to safely end the connection.
- When the camcorder is in
mode and is connected to the computer with the supplied
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 recordings in the camcorder.
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 scenes and to transfer music files to the camcorder, power the camcorder using the compact power adapter and only then connect it to the computer using the
supplied USB cable.
File name error
- The folder and file numbers have reached their maximum value. Set r> [File Numbering] to [Reset] and delete all the MP4 movies (A 61) and photos (A 134) on the memory
card or initialize it (A 41).
Initialize only using the camcorder
- There is a problem with the file system that prevents accessing the selected memory. Initialize
the memory with this camcorder (A 41).
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LCD screen has been dimmed Use the [LCD Backlight] setting to change the brightness
- Change the q > [LCD Backlight] setting to [Normal] or [Bright].
May not be possible to record movies on this memory card
- You may not be able to record movies on a memory card without a Speed Class rating.
Replace the memory card with one rated SD Speed Class 2, 4, 6 or 10.
Mem. Card Number of scenes already at maximum
- The memory card already contains the maximum number of AVCHD scenes (3,999 scenes);
no further scenes can be copied onto the memory card. Delete some scenes (A 60) to free
some space.
Mem. Card Unable to recognize the data
- The memory card contains scenes recorded using a video configuration that is not supported
(PAL or SECAM). Play back the recordings in the memory card with the device originally used
to record them.
Memory card cover is open
- After inserting a memory card, close the memory card slot cover.
Memory card is full
- The memory card is full. Delete some recordings (A 60, 134) to free some space or replace
the memory card.
Memory card is write-protected
- The LOCK switch on the memory card is set to prevent accidental erasure. Change the position of the LOCK switch.
Memory card writing error Attempt to recover the data?
- This message will appear the next time you turn on the camcorder if power supply was accidentally interrupted while the camcorder was writing to the memory. Select [Recover] to try to
recover the recordings. If you inserted a memory card that contains scenes recorded using
another device, we recommend that you select [No].
Need to recover files from the memory card. Change the position of the LOCK switch on the
memory card.
- This message will appear the next time you turn on the camcorder if power supply was accidentally interrupted while the camcorder was writing on the memory card and later the position of the card's LOCK switch was changed to prevent erasure. Change the position of the
LOCK switch.
No memory card
- Insert a compatible memory card into the camcorder (A 39).
- The memory card may not be inserted correctly. Insert the memory card all the way into the
memory card slot until it clicks.
-/, Not enough available space
- Delete some recordings on the memory card (A 60, 134) or select the [3 Mbps] bit rate for
the conversion to SD.
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Number of scenes already at maximum
- The maximum number of AVCHD scenes (3,999 scenes) has been reached. Delete some
scenes (A 60) to free some space.
Number of stories already at maximum
- The gallery already contains the maximum number of stories (98 stories in any one given
memory). Delete some stories (A 63) or change the recording memory for movies (A 40).
Recording program: Underwater / Surface
Turn on the camcorder while holding the zoom lever toward T or W to change the recording
program šbŸ.
- Follow the instructions to switch the recording program between [Underwater] and [Surface]
while the camcorder is secured inside the optional WP-V4 Waterproof Case.
Recording was stopped due to insufficient write speed of the memory card
- The data transfer rate was too high for the memory card in use and the recording was
stopped. Replace the memory card with one rated SD Speed Class 2, 4, 6 or 10.
- After repeatedly recording, deleting and editing scenes (fragmented memory), it will take
longer to write data on the memory and recording may stop. Save your recordings (A 146)
and initialize the memory (A 41).
Scene recorded using another device. Cannot copy the scene.
- Scenes that were not recorded with this camcorder cannot be copied to the memory card.
- Scenes that were edited using the supplied PIXELA's software (-/, only) or other
software cannot be copied or divided.
Scene recorded using another device. Cannot divide the scene.
- Scenes that were not recorded with this camcorder cannot be divided with this camcorder.
- Scenes that were edited using the supplied PIXELA's software (-/, only) or other
software cannot be copied or divided.
Scene recorded using another device. Cannot play back the scene.
- Scenes that were not recorded with this camcorder cannot be played back.
Select the desired scene number
- A number of scenes have the same recording date but different file control information. This
can occur for example when you edit movies and write the files back to the camcorder. Select
a number to display the corresponding group of scenes.
-/, Some scenes could not be converted
- Some scenes selected for conversion to SD were recorded using another device. These
scenes were not converted.
- Among the scenes selected for conversion to SD there are scenes recorded with another
device using 24p frame rate. When converting scenes to SD, leave out scenes recorded using
another devices.
Some scenes could not be deleted
- Movies that were protected/edited with other devices cannot be deleted with this camcorder.
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Some scenes were recorded using another device and cannot be copied.
- Scenes that were not recorded with this camcorder cannot be copied to the memory card.
Task in progress. Do not disconnect the power source.
- The camcorder is updating the memory. Wait until the operation ends and do not disconnect
the compact power adapter or remove the battery pack.
There are no scenes with the selected rating
- No scenes have been rated yet. Rate the scenes as you like (A 80).
- The criteria you used to select scenes by rating resulted in no applicable scenes. Change the
criteria used to select scenes by rating.
This memory card contains scenes. Delete all scenes to use relay recording.
- Save your movies (A 146) if necessary, and delete all the movies from the memory card
(A 60).
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.
To record video on this memory card, it is recommended to use a recording mode other than
MXP or FXP
- Movies may not be recorded correctly on this memory card if the recording mode is set to
MXP or FXP mode (A 91).
Too many photos and MP4 movies. Disconnect the USB cable.
- Disconnect the USB cable. Try using a memory card reader or decrease the number of photos
and MP4 movies on the memory card to fewer than 2,500 (Windows), or 1,000 (Mac OS).
- If a dialog box appeared on the computer screen, close it. Disconnect the USB cable, and
restore the connection after a short while.
-/, Total play time is too long
- When converting scenes from a story, the maximum total playback time of the scenes to be
converted is 12 hours. Reduce the number of scenes to be converted to SD.
Unable to recognize the data
- You transferred data to the camcorder recorded using a video configuration that is not supported (PAL or SECAM). Play back the recordings with the device originally used to record
them.
Unable to recover data
- Could not recover a corrupted file. Save your recordings (A 146) and initialize the memory
using the [Complete Initialization] option (A 41).
Unsupported gallery data detected. Cannot record or edit. Delete gallery data?
- The gallery data of the movies in the selected memory card is not supported. The movies can
be played back but you cannot edit them or record additional scenes to this gallery. Select
[Yes] to delete the unsupported gallery data. Note that after doing so, you will not be able to
play back the movies with the device originally used to record the unsupported gallery data.
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List of Messages for the Optional Video Light
Battery charge is low. Cannot use the accessory attached to the mini advanced shoe.
- The battery charge is too low to supply power to the accessory attached to the mini advanced
shoe. Charge the battery pack.
Cannot use the video light while powering the camcorder with the compact power adapter
- Use a fully charged battery pack instead when using the video light.
Cannot use the video light with the attached battery pack
- When using the video light, use the supplied BP-718 or optional BP-727 Battery Pack.
-/, List of Messages for Connecting to an External Hard Drive
Error writing to external hard drive
- This message will appear the next time you turn on the camcorder if power supply was accidentally interrupted while the camcorder was writing to the external hard drive. Select
[Recover] to try to recover the recordings.
Quickly erases all files and deletes partitions from the external hard drive. Initialize?
- If you initialize the hard drive, all data it contains will be lost, including any partitioned drives.
If necessary, back up data and then initialize the hard drive with the camcorder.
The compact power adapter was disconnected. Could not safely remove the external hard
drive.
- While the camcorder was connected to an external hard drive, the camcorder’s compact
power adapter was disconnected and the connection was ended. Check whether data in the
hard drive was corrupted.
-/, List of Messages for Wi-Fi Functions
An error occurred during FTP communication File transfer was not completed
- Turn off the camcorder and FTP server. After a short while, turn them on again and try to send
the data again.
An error occurred while communicating to the computer (Network Utility) File transfer was
not completed
- Cordless phones, microwave ovens, refrigerators and other appliances may interfere with the
wireless signal. Try using the camcorder in a location farther away from such appliances.
- Turn off the camcorder and wireless router. After a short while, turn them on again and try to
send the data again. If the problem persists contact a Canon Service Center.
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Cannot connect to FTP server
- Make sure that the camcorder and FTP server have the same IP address configured.
- This message will appear if the encryption key is incorrect when the encryption method is set
to [Open]. The encryption key is case sensitive so make sure to enter it correctly.
- The port number is usually 21 so make sure both the camcorder and FTP server are configured with this setting.
- If the Address setting in the FTP server is not configured, set the DNS server address in the
camcorder. Also, make sure that the server name for the FTP server is correctly entered.
- Turn on the FTP server.
- A firewall may be blocking the connection. Set the firewall to allow the connection. For users
of Windows XP SP2 and later, set Windows Firewall to allow the connection.
- If you are using a wireless gateway router, make sure all of the devices in the network, including the camcorder, are configured with the correct gateway address.
- If the FTP server is configured to accept only one particular IP address, change the setting so
that it can accept the camcorder’s TCP/IP IP address.
- The maximum number of connections to the FTP server has been exceeded. Reduce the number of connections or increase the maximum number.
Cannot log in to FTP server
- Check that the FTP server’s user name and password are correctly configured in the camcorder. They are case sensitive so make sure to enter them correctly.
- Make sure permissions for files on the FTP server are set to allow access, reading and writing.
- Make sure name of the destination folder on the FTP server consists only of ASCII characters.
Cannot transfer files to FTP server
- Turn on the FTP server.
- Make sure permissions for files on the FTP server are set to allow access, reading and writing.
- Make sure permissions for the destination folder on the FTP server are set to allow access.
- Increase the FTP server’s available space.
Cannot transfer files to the computer (Network Utility)
- Make sure Network Utility is running properly. If the problem persists turn off the camcorder
and computer. After a short while, turn them on again.
Check the Wi-Fi settings.
- Make sure the camcorder and wireless router are correctly configured.
IP address conflict
- Change the camcorder’s IP address so that it does not conflict with the IP addresses of other
devices connected to the same network.
Multiple access points detected. Try the operation again.
- There are multiple wireless routers (access points) sending out a WPS signal at the same
time. Try the operation again later or perform Wi-Fi Protected Setup using the PIN code option.
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No access points found
- Cordless phones, microwave ovens, refrigerators and other appliances may interfere with the
wireless signal. Try using the camcorder in a location farther away from such appliances.
- Make sure that you use the wireless router’s SSID for the camcorder’s Wi-Fi settings.
- A connection cannot be established if the wireless router is using MAC address filtering. In the
camcorder’s [Wi-Fi Setup] screen, use [Check Current Configuration] to check the MAC
address and enter it into the wireless router’s configuration screen.
- Establish a connection using infrastructure mode.
No computers found currently running Network Utility. Turn on the computer and try
searching again.
- Turn on the computer on which you installed the supplied software Network Utility. Then, connect the computer to the Wi-Fi network.
- Install Network Utility if it has not already been installed.
The configured computer (Network Utility) cannot be found
- Turn on the computer on which you installed the supplied software Network Utility. Then, connect the computer to the Wi-Fi network.
Transfer speed changed before connecting
- If the encryption method is set to WEP, IEEE 802.11n cannot be used as the protocol for the
connection so the connection was established using IEEE 802.11b or IEEE 802.11g. To use
IEEE 802.11n, we recommend setting the encryption method to WPA2-PSK AES, WPA-PSK
AES, WPA2-PSK TKIP or WPA-PSK TKIP.
Unable to access configuration files
- Turn off the camcorder. After a short while, turn it on again. If the problem persists contact a
Canon Service Center.
Unable to complete WPS.
- Turn off the camcorder and wireless router. After a short while, turn them on again and try
again. If the problem persists, perform the Wi-Fi network setup manually (A 168).
Unable to complete WPS. Try the operation again.
- Some wireless routers require pressing and holding the Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS) button.
For details, refer to the instruction manual of your wireless router.
- Make sure to touch [OK] on the camcorder’s screen within 2 minutes of activating the Wi-Fi
Protected Setup signal on the wireless router, whether by pressing the button or by entering
the PIN code.
Unable to connect
- Cordless phones, microwave ovens, refrigerators and other appliances may interfere with the
wireless signal. Try using the camcorder in a location farther away from such appliances.
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Unable to obtain an IP address
- If you are not using a DHCP server, configure the camcorder’s Wi-Fi settings manually or
obtain an IP address using the [Manual] setting.
- Turn on the DHCP server. If it is already on, make sure it is functioning properly.
- Make sure the address range for the DHCP server is sufficient.
- Turn on the DNS server. If it is already on, make sure it is functioning properly.
- Make sure that the DNS server’s IP address and the name for that address are correctly configured.
- Set the DNS server’s IP address in the camcorder.
- If you are not using a DNS server, set the DNS address to [0.0.0.0].
- If you are using a wireless gateway router, make sure all of the devices in the network, including the camcorder, are configured with the correct gateway address.
Wi-Fi authentication unsuccessful
- Make sure the camcorder and wireless router are using the same encryption method and
encryption key.
- If the wireless router is using MAC address filtering, enter the camcorder’s MAC address in the
wireless router’s configuration screen.
Wi-Fi cannot be used while the wireless microphone is attached
- The camcorder’s Wi-Fi functions cannot be used while the optional WM-V1 Wireless Microphone is
connected to the camcorder. Disconnect the microphone from the MIC terminal and turn it off.
Wi-Fi connection terminated
- Cordless phones, microwave ovens, refrigerators and other appliances may interfere with the
wireless signal. Try using the camcorder in a location farther away from such appliances.
- The camcorder may not be able to connect to the wireless router if too many devices are
accessing the wireless access point.
Wi-Fi error Incorrect authentication method
- Make sure the camcorder and wireless router are correctly configured.
- Make sure the camcorder and wireless router are using the same encryption method and
encryption key.
- If the wireless router is using MAC address filtering, enter the camcorder’s MAC address in the
wireless router’s configuration screen.
Wi-Fi error Incorrect encryption key
- The encryption key is case sensitive so make sure to enter it correctly.
Wi-Fi error Incorrect encryption method
- Make sure the camcorder and wireless router are using the same encryption method.
- If the wireless router is using MAC address filtering, enter the camcorder’s MAC address in the
wireless router’s configuration screen.
Wireless communication is not working correctly
- Cordless phones, microwave ovens, refrigerators and other appliances may interfere with the
wireless signal. Try using the camcorder in a location farther away from such appliances.
- Turn off the camcorder and wireless router. After a short while, turn them on again and perform the Wi-Fi network setup again. If the problem persists contact a Canon Service Center.
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Do’s and Don’ts
Handling Precautions
Camcorder
Be sure to observe the following precautions to ensure maximum performance.
• Save your recordings periodically. Make sure to transfer your recordings to an external device such as a computer or digital video recorder
(A 143) and save them on a regular basis. This will protect your important recordings in case of damage and create more free space on the
memory. Canon shall not be liable for any data loss.
• Do not carry the camcorder by the LCD panel. Be careful when closing
the LCD panel. When using a wrist strap, do not allow the camcorder to
swing and hit an object.
• Handle the touch screen with care. Do not apply excessive force and,
with the exception of the supplied stylus pen, do not use ballpoint pens
or other hard-tipped tools to operate the touch screen. This may damage the touch screen’s surface or the pressure-sensitive layer beneath
it.
• Do not attach protective film on the touch screen. The touch screen’s
operation is based on detecting applied pressure, so you may not be
able to correctly operate the touch screen with an additional protective
layer.
• 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.
• -/, Do not use the camcorder’s Wi-Fi functions inside hospitals, medical clinics or onboard aircraft. In addition, do not use them
near medical equipment or sensitive electronic devices as it may affect
their performance. In the case of pacemakers, keep the camcorder at
least 22 cm (8.7 in.) away from the device.
• -/, The camcorder’s Wi-Fi functions may be subject to interference from devices such as cordless phones and microwave ovens.
Keeping as much distance as possible from these devices or using the
camcorder’s Wi-Fi functions at a different time of day may reduce such
interference.
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• Do not point the lens at strong light sources. Do not leave the camcorder pointed at a bright subject.
• 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.
• 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 mounting the camcorder on a
5.5 mm
tripod, make sure that the tripod’s fastening screw is shorter than 5.5 mm
(0.2 in.). Using other tripods may damage the camcorder.
• When recording movies, try to get a
calm, stable picture. Excessive camcorder movement while shooting and extensive use of fast zooms and
panning can result in jittery scenes. In extreme cases, the playback of
such scenes may result in visually induced motion sickness. If you experience such a reaction, stop the playback immediately and take a rest
break as necessary.
• Do not insert the supplied stylus pen into the mouth. If swallowed, seek
medical assistance immediately.
• Handle the supplied stylus pen with extreme care and keep it out of the
reach of children. If mishandled, the stylus pen can present a risk of
severe eye injury and even blindness.
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).
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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.
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.
Remaining battery time
When you are using a battery pack that is compatible with Intelligent System, if the remaining battery time displayed is not correct, charge the battery pack fully. Still, the correct time may not be displayed after a large
number of repeated uses, if a fully charged battery pack is left unused, or
if a battery pack is used for long periods of time in high temperatures. Use
the time shown on the screen as an approximation.
Regarding the use of non-Canon battery packs
• For your safety, battery packs that are not genuine Canon battery packs
will not be charged even if you attach them to this camcorder or to the
optional CG-700 Battery Charger.
• 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,
will appear and the
remaining battery time will not be displayed.
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Memory Card
• We recommend backing up the recordings on the memory card onto
your computer. Data may be corrupted or lost due to memory card
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 memory cards in places subject to strong magnetic fields.
• Do not leave memory cards in places subject to high humidity and high
temperature.
• Do not disassemble, bend, drop, or subject memory cards to shocks
and do not expose them to water.
• Check the direction before inserting the memory card. Forcing a memory card into the slot if it is not correctly oriented may damage the memory card or the camcorder.
• Do not attach any labels or stickers on the memory card.
• Secure Digital (SD) memory 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 memory 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 compact power
adapter to the camcorder and leave it connected for 24 hours with the
camcorder off.
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Disposal
When you delete movies or initialize the memory, only the file allocation
table is altered and stored data is not physically erased. When you dispose of the camcorder or memory card or give either to another person, initialize the camcorder's built-in memory (-/, only) or
memory card using the [Complete Initialization] option (A 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. Never use
tissue paper.
LCD Touch Screen
• Clean the LCD touch 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.
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.
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
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To avoid condensation
• Do not expose the camcorder to sudden or extreme changes in temperature.
• Remove the memory card 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
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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General Information
Accessories (Availability differs from area to area)
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Optional accessories not listed below are described in more detail in
the following pages.
SS-600/SS-650 Shoulder Strap
WS-20 Wrist Strap
6 CA-110 Compact Power Adapter
q Stylus Pen*
A
s Memory card
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IFC-300PCU/S* or IFC-400PCU USB
Cable
l HTC-100/S* or HTC-100 HDMI Cable
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q STV-250N Stereo Video Cable
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A
* Supplied with the camcorder; not available as an optional accessory.
** -/, only.
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NOTES
• Accessories that are compatible with the Advanced Accessory Shoe
cannot be attached to this camcorder. Look for the Mini ADVANCED
SHOE logo to ensure compatibility with the mini advanced shoe.
Optional Accessories
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.
3 WL-D89 Wireless Controller
Use the wireless controller to operate
the camcorder from a distance. This is
especially useful when you wish to
achieve stable shots.
To purchase this accessory, contact
your local Canon office.
4 Battery Packs
When you need extra battery packs,
select one of the following models:
BP-718 or BP-727.
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.
230 Š Additional Information
5 CG-700 Battery Charger
Use the battery charger to charge the
battery packs.
Charging, Recording and Playback Times
The charging times given in the following table are approximate and vary
according to charging conditions and initial charge of the battery pack.
Battery pack→
BP-718
BP-727
Using the camcorder
310 min.
450 min.
Using the CG-700 Battery Charger
220 min.
315 min.
Charging conditions↓
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.
The following recording and playback times are for AVCHD movies. The
recording and playback times for MP4 movies (9 Mbps and 4 Mbps) are
the same as those for SP recording mode.
Additional Information Š 231
-/, Recording AVCHD movies using the built-in memory
Battery
pack
BP-718
BP-727
Recording
mode
Recording
(maximum)
Recording
(typical)*
Playback
MXP
115 min.
75 min.
180 min.
FXP
115 min.
75 min.
180 min.
XP+
120 min.
75 min.
185 min.
SP
125 min.
80 min.
185 min.
LP
125 min.
80 min.
190 min.
MXP
175 min.
110 min.
270 min.
270 min.
FXP
175 min.
115 min.
XP+
185 min.
115 min.
280 min.
SP
185 min.
120 min.
280 min.
LP
185 min.
120 min.
285 min.
Recording AVCHD movies using a memory card
Battery
pack
BP-718
BP-727
Recording
mode
Recording
(maximum)
Recording
(typical)*
Playback
MXP
115 min.
75 min.
170 min.
FXP
115 min.
75 min.
175 min.
XP+
120 min.
75 min.
180 min.
SP
120 min.
75 min.
180 min.
LP
120 min.
75 min.
185 min.
MXP
170 min.
110 min.
255 min.
FXP
175 min.
110 min.
265 min.
XP+
180 min.
115 min.
270 min.
SP
180 min.
115 min.
275 min.
LP
180 min.
115 min.
275 min.
* Approximate times for recording with repeated operations such as start/stop,
zooming, and power on/off.
232 Š Additional Information
7 TL-H43 Tele-converter
This Tele-converter lens increases the
focal length of the camcorder lens by a
factor of 1.5.
• The image stabilizer is not as effective
when the Tele-converter is attached.
• The minimum focusing distance at full
telephoto with the TL-H43 is 3.3 m (10.8 ft.).
8 WD-43 Wide-converter
This Wide-converter lens decreases the
focal length by a factor of 0.7, giving you
a wide perspective for indoor shots or
panoramic views.
9 FS-43U II Filter Set
Neutral density and MC protector filters
help you to control difficult lighting conditions.
A WM-V1 Wireless Microphone
a
Reliably record rich sound even when
shooting subjects at a distance. The
transmitter is conveniently equipped with
a clothing clip and the receiver can be
attached to the camcorder’s grip belt.
A SM-V1 Surround Microphone
f
Use 5.1ch surround sound to add a
sense of presence to your movies. You
can link the surround sound to the zoom
position or use the microphone as a
highly directional shotgun microphone
(monaural).
Additional Information Š 233
A DM-100 Directional Stereo
g
Microphone
This highly sensitive, super-directional
microphone attaches to the camcorder’s
mini advanced shoe. It can be used as
directional microphone (monaural) or
stereo microphone.
A VL-5 Video Light
h
This video light enables you to record
brightly in color even in dark places. It
attaches to the camcorder’s mini
advanced shoe for cable-free operation.
A VFL-2 Video Flash Light
j
This video flash light allows you to
record photos and movies even at night
or in dark places. It attaches to the camcorder’s mini advanced shoe for cablefree operation.
• The VFL-2 cannot be used as a flash
with this camcorder.
A UA-100 USB Adapter
k
-/, Allows you to connect to
the camcorder an external hard drive or
similar storage device with a standard-A
cable. After doing so, you can save an
entire memory onto the device. Check in
advance the USB cable supplied with
your external hard drive.
234 Š Additional Information
S WP-V4 Waterproof Case
a
This case allows you to record movies
and take photos underwater without getting the camcorder wet.
S SC-2000 Soft Carrying Case
s
A handy camcorder bag with padded
compartments and plenty of space for
accessories.
This mark identifies genuine Canon video accessories.
When you use Canon video equipment, we
recommend Canon-brand accessories or products
bearing the same mark.
Additional Information Š 235
Specifications
VIXIA HF M52 / VIXIA HF M50 / VIXIA HF M500

— Values given are approximate figures.
System
• Recording System
Movies: AVCHD
MP4
Video compression: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264;
Audio compression: Dolby Digital 2ch; Dolby Digital 5.1ch*
Video compression: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264
Audio compression: MPEG-2 AAC-LC (2ch)
* Only when using the optional SM-V1 Surround Microphone.
Photos: DCF (Design rule for Camera File system), compatible with Exif* Ver. 2.3
Image compression: JPEG
* This camcorder supports Exif 2.3 (also called “Exif Print”). Exif Print is a standard for enhancing the
communication between camcorders and printers. By connecting to an Exif Print-compliant printer,
the camcorder’s image data at the time of shooting is used and optimized, yielding extremely high
quality prints.
• Video Signal Configuration
AVCHD: 1080/60i*MP4: 720P
* Recordings made with the [PF24], [PF30] frame rate are converted and recorded on the memory as 60i.
• Recording Media
- -/, Built-in memory: -32 GB, , 8 GB
- SD, SDHC (SD High Capacity) or SDXC (SD eXtended Capacity) memory card (not included)
• Maximum Recording Time
- 32 GB built-in memory
AVCHD movies:
MXP mode: 2 hr. 55 min. FXP mode: 4 hr. 10 min. XP+ mode: 5 hr. 45 min.
SP mode: 9 hr. 35 min. LP mode: 12 hr. 15 min.
MP4 movies:
9 Mbps: 7 hr. 40 min.
4 Mbps: 16 hr. 55 min.
, 8 GB built-in memory
AVCHD movies:
MXP mode: 40 min.
FXP mode: 1 hr.
XP+ mode: 1 hr. 25 min.
SP mode: 2 hr. 20 min. LP mode: 3 hr.
MP4 movies:
9 Mbps: 1 hr. 55 min.
4 Mbps: 4 hr. 10 min.
Commercially available 16 GB memory card
AVCHD movies:
MXP mode: 1 hr. 25 min. FXP mode: 2 hr. 5 min. XP+ mode: 2 hr. 50 min.
SP mode: 4 hr. 45 min. LP mode: 6 hr. 5 min.
MP4 movies:
9 Mbps: 3 hr. 50 min.
4 Mbps: 8 hr. 25 min.
236 Š Additional Information
• Image Sensor
1/3-inch CMOS, 2,370,000 pixels
Effective pixels:
2,070,000 pixels (1920 x 1080)
• LCD Touch Screen: 3 inch, wide, TFT color, 230,000 dots, touch operation
• Microphone: Stereo electret condenser microphone with multiple directionality settings
• Lens
f=6.1-61 mm, F/1.8-3.0, 10x optical zoom, iris aperture
35 mm equivalent: 43.6 – 436 mm
• Lens Configuration: 11 elements in 9 groups (2 double-sided aspheric elements)
• AF System
Autofocus (TTL + external distance sensor when set to [Instant AF]) or Manual focus
• Filter Diameter: 43 mm
• Minimum Focusing Distance
1 m (3.3 ft.); 40 cm (1.3 ft.) with tele macro on at full telephoto; 1 cm (0.39 in.) at full wide angle
• White Balance
Auto white balance, Custom white balance or Preset white balance settings:
Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H
• Minimum Illumination
0.1lx ([SCN: Low Light] recording program, Shutter speed at 1/2)
1.2 lx ([Programmed AE] recording program, Auto slow shutter [On], Shutter speed at 1/30)
• Recommended Illumination: More than 100 lx
• Image Stabilization: Optical-Shift Image Stabilizer
• Size of Video Recordings
AVCHD movies:
MXP, FXP mode: 1920 x 1080 pixels; XP+, SP, LP mode: 1440 x 1080 pixels
MP4 movies: 1280 x 720 pixels
• Size of Photos: 1920 x 1080 pixels
Terminals
• AV OUT/× Terminal
∅ 3.5 mm minijack; output only (dual purpose terminal also for headphones stereo output)
Video: 1 Vp-p / 75 Ω unbalanced
Audio: –10 dBV (47 kΩ load) / 3 kΩ or less
• USB Terminal: mini-AB, Hi-Speed USB)
• HDMI OUT Terminal
HDMI mini connector; output only; compatible with HDMI-CEC and x.v.Color
• MIC Terminal
∅ 3.5 mm stereo minijack
–64 dBV (with 600 Ω microphone) / 5 kΩ or more
Additional Information Š 237
-/, Wi-Fi
• Standard: Complies with the IEEE 802.11b/g/n protocol
• Frequency: 2.4 GHz
• Supported channels: 1 - 11
• Encryption methods: WEP-64/WEP-128, TKIP/AES
Power/Others
• Power supply (rated)
3.6 V DC (battery pack), 5.3 V DC (compact power adapter)
• Power consumption
2.7 W (SP mode, AF on, LCD normal brightness)
• Operating temperature: 0 – 40 °C (32 – 104 °F)
• Dimensions [W x H x D] (excluding the grip belt)
68 x 64 x 121 mm (2.7 x 2.5 x 4.8 in.)
• Weight (camcorder body only)
310 g (10.9 oz.)
• When the recording program is set to [Underwater] or [Surface]
- The following functions are not available: face detection (available only for [Surface]), Instant AF, auto
slow shutter, manual audio recording level adjustment, microphone attenuator, zoom speed
adjustment (zoom speed is faster than [Speed 3] when [Zoom Speed] is set to [Variable])
- The following settings are adjusted: white balance, image effects, tele macro
- Minimum focusing distance from the waterproof case lens window
In the water: approx. 75 cm (2.5 ft.) at full telephoto; approx. 5 cm (2 in.) at full wide angle
35 cm (1.1 ft.) with tele macro on at full telephoto
In the air: approx. 1 m (3.3 ft.) at full telephoto; approx. 5 cm (2 in.) at full wide angle
40 cm (1.3 ft.) with tele macro on at full telephoto
CA-110 Compact Power Adapter
• Power supply: 100 – 240 V AC, 50/60 Hz
• Rated output / consumption: 5.3 V DC, 1.5 A / 17 VA (100 V) – 23 VA (240 V)
• Operating temperature: 0 – 40 °C (32 – 104 °F)
• Dimensions: 49 x 27 x 79 mm (1.9 x 1.1 x 3.1 in.)
• Weight: 110 g (3.9 oz.)
BP-718 Battery Pack
• Battery type
Rechargeable lithium ion battery, compatible with Intelligent System
238 Š Additional Information
• Rated voltage: 3.6 V DC
• Operating temperature: 0 – 40 °C (32 – 104 °F)
• Battery capacity: 1,840 mAh (typical); 6.5 Wh / 1,790 mAh (minimum)
• Dimensions: 30.3 x 24.9 x 40.1 mm (1.2 x 0.98 x 1.6 in.)
• Weight: 42 g (1.5 oz)
About the music files
The specifications of the music files compatible with the camcorder
are as follows.
Audio encoding: Linear PCM
Audio sampling: 48 kHz, 16 bits, 2 channels
Minimum length: 1 second
File type: WAV
The music data is saved in the memory under the following folders.
-/, In the built-in memory:
\CANON\MY_MUSIC\MUSIC_01.WAV to MUSIC_99.WAV
On the memory card:
\CANON\PRIVATE\MY_MUSIC\MUSIC_01.WAV to
MUSIC_99.WAV
About the image files for the Image Mix function
The specifications of image files that can be used with the image
mix function are as follows.
Image size: 1920x1080 pixels
File type: Baseline JPEG
Color sampling: 4:2:2 or 4:2:0
Image files are saved in the memory under the following folders.
-/, In the built-in memory:
\CANON\MY_PICT\MIX_01.JPG to MIX_99.JPG
On the memory card:
\CANON\PRIVATE\MY_PICT\MIX_01.JPG to MIX_99.JPG
Weight and dimensions are approximate. Errors and omissions excepted.
The information in this manual is verified as of January 2012. Subject to change
without notice.
Additional Information Š 239
Index
3D Flip View . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .58
A
Abroad, using the camcorder . . . . 228
AGC (automatic gain control)
limit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 107
Aperture (f number) . . . . . . . . . . . 104
Aspect ratio of a connected
TV (TV type) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 190
Audio mix . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 126
Audio recording level . . . . . . . . . . 118
Audio scene select . . . . . . . . . . . 114
Audio settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 114
AUTO mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .45
Auto slow shutter . . . . . . . . . . . . 188
Auto wind screen . . . . . . . . . . . . . 116
Autofocus (AF):
Instant AF/Normal AF . . . . . . 187
Automatic backlight correction . . . 107
Av (recording program) . . . . . . . . 104
AV OUT/× terminal . . .120, 138, 140
B
Background music . . . . . . . . . . . . .82
Battery pack
Battery information . . . .196, 202
Charging . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .21
Remaining charge indicator . . 202
Beach (recording program) . . . . . . .95
Built-in backup battery . . . . . . . . . 225
C
Camera mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .31
Capturing photos/video snapshot
scenes from a movie . . . . . . . . . 127
Chroma key . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .76
Cinema mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .70
Cinema-look filters . . . . . . . . . . . .70
Condensation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 227
Connections to external
devices . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 139
240 Š Additional Information
Copying recordings to a memory
card* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 143
D
Data code . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66, 189
Date and time . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
Decoration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72
Deleting
Movies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60
Photos . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 134
Dividing scenes . . . . . . . . . . . . . 130
E
Edit panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30, 184
Editing stories . . . . . . . . . . . . . 86, 87
Error messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 211
External audio input . . . . . . . . . . . 84
External microphone . . . . . . . . . . 123
Eye-Fi card . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 160
F
Face detection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100
Facebook* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 174
Faders . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 103
File numbers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 192
Fireworks (recording program) . . . . 96
Frame rate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 94
G
Gallery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60, 78
H
HD to SD conversion* . . . . . 157, 158
HDMI OUT terminal . . . . . . . 138, 139
HDMI-CEC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 196
Headphones . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 120
HOME button . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
HOME menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
I
Image effects . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 112
Image mix . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75
* -/, only.
Image stabilizer . . . . .
Index screen selection
Initializing the memory
Intelligent IS . . . . . . .
. . . . . . . . . . 98
. . . . . . . . . . 59
. . . . . . . . . . 41
. . . . . . . . . . 49
Pre-recording . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 99
Q
Quick Start . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52
L
R
Language . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
LCD screen dimmer . . . . . . . . . . . 195
LCD touch screen . . . . . . . . . . 26, 27
Low light (recording program) . . . . 96
Rating scenes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80
Recording
Movies . . . . . . . . . . . 45, 70, 89
Photos . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45, 89
Recording mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 91
Recording programs . . . . . . . 95, 104
Recording standard
(AVCHD/MP4) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
Recording time . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 93
Relay recording . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40
Remote sensor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43
Resetting all camcorder
settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 207
Reviewing recordings . . . . . . . . . . 90
M
Main Functions panel . .
Maintenance . . . . . . . . .
Manual exposure . . . . . .
Manual focus . . . . . . . .
Manual mode . . . . . . . .
Markers . . . . . . . . . . . .
Memory card . . . . . . . . .
Memory save* . . . . . . . .
MIC terminal . . . . . . . . .
Microphone attenuator .
Microphone directionality
Mini advanced shoe . . .
. . . . 29, 182
. . . . . . . 227
. . . . . . . 106
. . . . . . . 108
. . . . . . . . 89
. . . . . . . 188
. 37, 40, 225
. . . . . . . 151
. . . . . . . 124
. . . . . . . 188
. . . . . . . 117
. . . . . . . 122
N
Night scene
(recording program) . . . . . . . . . . 95
Notification sounds . . . . . . . . . . . 195
O
Onscreen display selection . . . . . . 66
Onscreen icons . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 198
Other Settings menus . . . . . . 30, 186
P
P (recording program) . . . . . . . . . 104
Playback
Movies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54, 78
Photos . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 132
Portrait (recording program) . . . . . . 95
Power saving . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49
Powered IS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 98
S
Saving recordings . . . . . . . . . . . . 143
Transferring to a computer . . 146
Using external
video recorders . . . . . . . . 155
Selecting the memory*
for playback . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59
for recording . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40
Self timer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 113
Serial number . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Shutter speed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 104
Slideshow . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 136
Smart AUTO . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47
Snow (recording program) . . . . . . . 95
Sports (recording program) . . . . . . 95
Spotlight (recording program) . . . . 96
Story Creator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67
Sunset (recording program) . . . . . . 96
Surface (recording program) . . . . . 96
T
Tele macro . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 109
* -/, only.
Additional Information Š 241
Telephoto . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .50
Time zone/DST . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .36
Timeline . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .64
Touch & Track . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 102
Touch AE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 106
Touch AF . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 108
Touch screen operations . . . . . . . .27
Tripod . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 223
Troubleshooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 203
Turning off notification sounds . . . 195
Tv (recording program) . . . . . . . . . 104
U
Underwater (recording program) . . .96
Uploading movies to video sharing
Web sites* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 156
USB terminal . . . . . . . .138, 140, 155
W
White balance . . .
Wide angle . . . . .
Wi-Fi functions* .
Wireless controller
. . . . . . . . . . . . 110
. . . . . . . . . . . . . 50
. . . . . . . . . . . . 163
. . . . . . . . . . . . . 43
Y
YouTube* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 174
Z
Zoom . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50
Digital zoom . . . . . . . . . . . . . 187
Zoom speed . . . . . . . . . 50, 186
V
Video snapshot . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .71
Volume . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .56
* -/, only.
242 Š Additional Information
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MENTIONED ABOVE, GIVEN BY ANY PERSON, FIRM OR CORPORATION WITH RESPECT TO THIS EQUIPMENT SHALL
BIND THE UNDERSIGNED (SOME STATES DO NOT ALLOW LIMITATIONS ON HOW LONG AN IMPLIED WARRANTY
LASTS, SO THE ABOVE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU). CANON USA SHALL NOT BE LIABLE
FOR LOSS OF REVENUES OR PROFITS, EXPENSE FOR SUBSTITUTE EQUIPMENT OR SERVICE, STORAGE CHARGES,
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LOSS OR CORRUPTION OF DATA, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION, LOSS OR CORRUPTION OF DATA STORED ON
THE EQUIPMENT’S HARD DRIVE, OR ANY OTHER SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES CAUSED BY
THE USE, MISUSE OR INABILITY TO USE THE EQUIPMENT, REGARDLESS OF THE LEGAL THEORY ON WHICH THE
CLAIM IS BASED, AND EVEN IF CANON USA HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. NOR
SHALL RECOVERY OF ANY KIND AGAINST CANON USA BE GREATER THAN THE PURCHASE PRICE OF THE
EQUIPMENT SOLD BY CANON USA AND CAUSING THE ALLEGED DAMAGE. WITHOUT LIMITING THE FOREGOING,
YOU ASSUME ALL RISK AND LIABILITY FOR LOSS, DAMAGE OR INJURY TO YOU AND YOUR PROPERTY AND TO
OTHERS AND THEIR PROPERTY ARISING OUT OF USE, MISUSE OR INABILITY TO USE THE EQUIPMENT NOT CAUSED
DIRECTLY BY THE NEGLIGENCE OF CANON USA. (SOME STATES DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION
OF INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, SO THE ABOVE LIMITATION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU).THIS
WARRANTY SHALL NOT EXTEND TO ANYONE OTHER THAN THE ORIGINAL PURCHASER OF THIS EQUIPMENT OR
THE PERSON FOR WHOM IT WAS PURCHASED AS A GIFT.
This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights which vary from state to state.
CANON U.S.A., INC.
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CANADA
CANON CONSUMER DIGITAL VIDEO EQUIPMENT LIMITED
WARRANTY
The limited warranty set forth below is given by Canon Canada Inc. (“Canon Canada”) with respect to Canon Consumer
Digital Video Equipment (the “Equipment”) purchased in Canada. This limited warranty is only effective upon presentation of
a bill of sale or other proof of purchase for this Equipment to a Canon Service Facility when repairs are required.
The Equipment is warranted under normal, non-commercial, personal 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, except Video Heads which will be exchanged for a period of 3 months from the
date of 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 product results from:
i) accident, natural disaster, mishandling, abuse, neglect, unauthorized product modification or failure to follow
instructions contained in the instruction manual;
ii) the use of accessories, attachments, products, supplies, parts or devices with the Equipment 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 equipment is altered or removed.
(c) The Equipment is used for commercial, professional or industrial purposes.
This limited warranty does not cover the cabinet (exterior finish) of the Equipment, media, nor does it apply to Equipment
purchased outside Canada.
If the Equipment contains a hard disk drive, 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.
TO OBTAIN WARRANTY SERVICE
Ship your Equipment in its original carton, box or equivalent, properly packed, fully insured with shipping charges prepaid,
together with a copy of your bill of sale or other proof of purchase and a description of the problem to any of the Canon
Service Facilities in Canada.
LIMITATIONS
Except as otherwise required by applicable legislation, this warranty is in lieu of all other warranties, conditions, guarantees
or representations, express or implied, statutory or otherwise, relative to the Equipment, including implied warranties or
conditions of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.
Canon Canada assumes no liability for special, consequential or incidental damages, loss or corruption of data including,
without limitation, data stored on the hard disk drive of the Equipment or loss that may arise, whether on account of
negligence or otherwise, from the use, misuse or inability to use the Equipment (including loss of profit, revenue, media or
enjoyment) or from failure to conform to any express or implied warranties, conditions, guarantees or representations. Any
recovery under this limited warranty shall not exceed the purchase price of the equipment. Canon Canada does not assume
or authorize any other person to assume for Canon Canada any other liability with respect to this equipment.
This warranty does not extend to any person other than the original purchaser of the Equipment or the person for whom it
was purchased as a gift and states your exclusive remedy.
NOTICE TO CONSUMER
If you plan to take important videos or if the product has not been used for some time, please check all functions with the
instruction book before using it.
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USA
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If you have any questions, call the Canon U.S.A.
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For support concerning the supplied PIXELA's software, please call PIXELA customer support
(see the back cover of the Startup Guide for PIXELA's software).
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