Canon MV940 Instruction manual

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Digital Video Camcorder
Instruction Manual
English
Introduction
Basic
Functions
Advanced
Functions
Editing
Mini
Using a
Memory Card
Digital
Video
Cassette
Direct Printing
Please read also the following instruction manual (electronic
version on PDF file). For further details refer to the
installation guide.
PUB. DIE-245
Digital Video Software
E
Version 19
Instruction Manual
Transferring
Images
• Digital Video Software
This instruction manual explains how to install the software, connect the
camcorder to a computer, and download still images from a disc or a
memory card to a computer.
If you are using Windows operating system, use the supplied
DIGITAL VIDEO SOLUTION DISK For Windows.
If you are using Macintosh operating system, use the supplied
DIGITAL VIDEO SOLUTION DISK For Macintosh.
Additional
Information
PAL
Important Usage Instructions
Introduction
WARNING!
TO REDUCE THE RISK OF FIRE OR ELECTRIC SHOCK, DO NOT REMOVE
COVER (OR BACK) NO USER SERVICEABLE PARTS INSIDE. REFER
SERVICING TO QUALIFIED SERVICE PERSONNEL.
WARNING!
TO REDUCE THE RISK OF FIRE OR ELECTRIC SHOCK, DO NOT EXPOSE
THIS PRODUCT TO RAIN OR MOISTURE.
CAUTION:
TO REDUCE THE RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK AND TO REDUCE
ANNOYING INTERFERENCE, USE THE RECOMMENDED ACCESSORIES
ONLY.
CAUTION:
DISCONNECT THE MAINS PLUG FROM THE SUPPLY SOCKET WHEN NOT IN USE.
CA-570 identification plate is located on the bottom.
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Using this Manual
Thank you for purchasing the Canon MV960/MV950/MV940/MV930. 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 the Troubleshooting table (
119).
Change the display language before you begin (
E
66).
Symbols and References Used in This Manual
Introduction

: Precautions related to the camcorder operation.

: Additional topics that complement the basic operating procedures.

: Reference page number.

: Option or feature that applies or is available only with this model.
 Capital letters are used to refer to buttons on the camcorder or the wireless controller.
 [ ] are used to refer to menu items displayed on the screen.
 “Screen” refers to the LCD and the viewfinder screen.
 Please note that the illustrations mainly refer to the
.
Setting the Time Zone, Date and Time
Set the time zone, date and time when you first start using your camcorder, or when you
have replaced the backup battery.
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Setting the Time Zone/Daylight Saving Time
Operating modes (see below)
Menu item shown at its default
position
MENU
(
DATE/TIM
DATE
/TIME
E SET
SETUP
UP
36)
T.ZONE/D
T.ZO
NE/DST
ST PARIS
PARIS
1. Press the FUNC. button to open the FUNC. menu.
The FUNC. menu will open. Continue the procedure with the
multi selector to open the setup menus.
Buttons and switches to be operated
Basic Functions
Preparations
2. With the multi selector select (
) the
icon and
press ( ).
3. Select (
) the [DATE/TIME SETUP] menu and
press ( ). Then, select (
) the [T.ZONE/DST]
option and press ( ).
The time zone setting appears (see table on the next page) The default setting is
About the Joystick and the Joystick Guide
The mini joystick allows you to control many of the camcorder’s operations and to select
and change setting options in menus.
Push the joystick up, down, left or right (
,
) to select an
item or change settings.
Press the joystick itself (
) to save the settings or confirm an
action.
The functions assigned to the joystick change according to the operation mode. You can
display the joystick guide to remind you of the joystick’s functions in each operating mode.
Recording movies:
Playing back movies:
Recording still images:
EXP
EXP
FOCUS
FOCUS
Playing back still images:
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About the Operating Modes
The operating modes are determined by the position of the
CARD switch.
Operating
Modes
Switch
TAPE/CARD
Switch
(TAPE)
CAMERA
PLAY
Operation
Recording movies on a
tape
CAMERA
PLAY
Icon
Display
switch and the TAPE/
(CARD)
21
Playing movies from a
tape
29
Recording still images or
movies on a card
85,
89
Playing movies or viewing
still images from a card
92
: Function can be used in this mode.
: Function cannot be used in this mode.
Trademark Acknowledgments
•
is a trademark.
•
is a trademark.
• Windows® is either a registered trademark or trademark of Microsoft Corporation in the United
States and/or other countries.
• Macintosh and Mac OS are trademarks of Apple Computer, Inc., registered in the United
States and other countries.
• Other names and products not mentioned above may be registered trademarks or trademarks
of their respective companies.
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Table of contents
Introduction
Using this Manual ............................................................................................3
Checking the Supplied Accessories ................................................................7
Components Guide..........................................................................................8
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Basic Functions
Introduction
Preparations
Preparing the Power Supply..........................................................................12
Loading/Unloading a Cassette ......................................................................15
Preparing the Camcorder ..............................................................................16
Using the Wireless Controller ..................................17
Adjusting the LCD Screen .............................................................................18
Setting the Time Zone, Date and Time..........................................................19
Recording
Recording Movies on a Tape .........................................................................21
Zooming.........................................................................................................25
Tips for Making Better Videos........................................................................28
Playback
Playing Back a Tape ......................................................................................29
Adjusting the Volume.....................................................................................31
Playing Back on a TV Screen........................................................................32
Advanced Functions
Menus and Settings.......................................................................................36
Recording
Using the Recording Programs .....................................................................41
Adjusting the Exposure Manually ..................................................................45
Adjusting the Focus Manually........................................................................46
Setting the White Balance .............................................................................48
Selecting an Image Effect..............................................................................49
Setting the Shutter Speed..............................................................................50
Using the LED Light .............................................................52
Using the Self-Timer ......................................................................................53
Changing the Recording Mode (SP/LP) ........................................................54
Audio Recording ............................................................................................55
Using Digital Effects.......................................................................................56
Widescreen TV Recording (16:9) ..................................................................60
Playback
Magnifying the Image ....................................................................................61
Displaying the Data Code..............................................................................62
End Search....................................................................................................63
Returning to a Pre-marked Position.........................64
Date Search .............................................................65
Other Functions
Changing the Display Language ...................................................................66
Other Camcorder Settings.............................................................................67
Editing
Recording to a VCR or Digital Video Device .................................................70
Recording from Analog Video Devices (VCR, TV or Camcorder)....72
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Recording from Digital Video Devices (DV Dubbing)...........73
Converting Analog Signals into Digital Signals
(Analog-Digital Converter) ..........................................................................75
Audio Dubbing .....................................................................77
Transferring Video Recordings to a Computer ..............................................80
Using a Memory Card
Inserting and Removing a Memory Card.......................................................81
Selecting the Image Quality/Size...................................................................82
File Numbers .................................................................................................84
Recording Still Images on a Memory Card ....................................................85
Recording Movies on a Memory Card ...........................................................89
Selecting the Focusing Point .........................................................................91
Playing Back a Memory Card ........................................................................92
Protecting Images..........................................................................................94
Erasing Images..............................................................................................95
Initializing a Memory Card .............................................................................96
Direct Printing
Printing Still Images .......................................................................................97
Selecting the Print Settings ...........................................................................99
Printing with Print Order Settings ................................................................101
Transferring Images
Transferring Memory Card Images to a Computer ......................................103
Direct Transfer .............................................................................................104
Selecting Images for Transfer (Transfer Order)...........................................106
Additional Information
Screen Displays...........................................................................................107
List of Messages..........................................................................................110
Maintenance/Others ....................................................................................113
Troubleshooting ...........................................................................................119
System Diagram ..........................................................................................122
Optional Accessories...................................................................................123
Specifications...............................................................................................125
Index............................................................................................................127
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Checking the Supplied Accessories
CA-570 Compact
Power Adapter
(incl. power cord)
BP-2L5 Battery Pack
Lithium Button Battery
CR2025 for Wireless
Controller
SS-900 Shoulder Strap
WL-D85
Wireless Controller
PC-A10 SCART
Adapter*
IFC-300PCU USB
Cable
DIGITAL VIDEO
SOLUTION DISK
For Windows
For Macintosh
Lithium Button Battery
CR1616
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STV-250N Stereo
Video Cable
Introduction
NB-2LH Battery Pack
* Europe only.
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Components Guide
MV960/MV950/MV940/MV930
Left side view
Right side view
Lens cover switch (
21, 85)
(
open,
closed)
LCD BACKLIGHT button (
18)
Speaker (
31)
CHARGE indicator (
12) /
CARD access indicator (
85, 89)
Memory card slot (
81)
8
switch (
4)
Grip belt (
16)
Terminal cover
AV terminal (
32, 72, 75, 77)
USB terminal (
97, 103)
DV terminal (
70, 73, 75, 80)
Front view
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Rear view
Introduction
Remote sensor (
17)
White LED light
(assist lamp) (
52)
Stereo microphone
Viewfinder (
16)
Dioptric adjustment lever (
16)
BATT. (battery release) button (
12)
LCD screen (
18)
Joystick (
3)
FUNC. button (
36)
D.EFFECTS button (
56)/
P.SET button (
97)
WIDE SCR button (
60) /
DATA CODE button (
62)
LIGHT button (
52)
Backup battery compartment (
14)
Start/stop button (
21, 89)
Battery attachment unit (
12) /
Serial number
DC IN terminal (
12)
9
Top view
Bottom view
TAPE/CARD switch (
4)
Program selector (
41)
Easy recording
Recording programs
Zoom lever (
25)
PHOTO button (
85)
10
Cassette compartment (
15)
Cassette compartment cover (
15)
OPEN/EJECT
switch (
15)
Tripod socket (
28)
WL-D85 Wireless Controller
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START/
STOP
PHOTO
ZOOM
CARD
DATE SEARCH
REW
PLAY
FF
PAUSE
SLOW
ZERO SET
AUDIO DUB. MEMORY
TV SCREEN
Introduction
STOP
WIRELESS CONTROLLER WL-D85
START/STOP button (
21, 89)
CARD –/+ buttons (
92)
DATE SEARCH
/
buttons (
65)
REW
button (
29)
–/
button (
30)
PAUSE
button (
30)
SLOW
button (
30)
AUDIO DUB. button (
77)
ZERO SET MEMORY button (
64)
PHOTO button (
85)
Zoom buttons (
25)
PLAY
button (
29)
FF
button (
29)
STOP
button (
29)
+/
button (
30)
button (
30)
TV SCREEN button (
107)
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Basic Functions
Preparing the Power Supply
Preparations
Attaching the Battery Pack
1. Turn the
switch to
.
2. Attach the battery pack to the
camcorder.
• Remove the terminal cover of the
battery pack.
• Press lightly and slide the battery pack
in the direction of the arrow until it clicks.
Charging the Battery Pack
1. Connect the power cord to the
adapter.
2. Plug the power cord into a power
outlet.
3. Connect the power adapter to the
camcorder’s DC IN terminal.
The CHARGE indicator starts flashing.
The indicator will stay on when the
charging is completed.
CHARGE indicator
DC IN terminal
4. When the charging is completed,
disconnect the power adapter
from the camcorder. Unplug the
power cord from the power outlet
and disconnect it from the adapter.
5. Remove the battery pack after use.
Press the BATT. button to remove the battery.
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Using a Household Power Source
Connect to a household power source to use the camcorder without worrying about the
battery power. You can keep the battery pack attached; the battery power will not be
consumed.
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1. Turn the
switch to
.
2. Connect the power cord to the
power adapter.
3. Plug the power cord into a power
outlet.
4. Connect the power adapter to the
camcorder’s DC IN terminal.
Basic Functions
Preparations
 Turn off the camcorder before connecting or disconnecting the power adapter.
 If the adapter is used close to a TV, it may cause picture interference. Move the
adapter away from the TV or the antenna cable.
 Do not connect any products that are not expressly recommended to the
camcorder’s DC IN terminal or to the power adapter.
 You may hear some noise from the power adapter during use. This is not a
malfunction.
 Do not disconnect and reconnect the power cord while charging a battery pack.
Charging may stop. The battery pack may not be charged correctly even if the
CHARGE indicator is continuously on. The battery pack may also not be
charged correctly when a power outage occurs during charging. Remove the
battery pack and attach it back to the camcorder.
 When the power adapter or the battery pack is defective, the CHARGE
indicator flashes rapidly (at about 2 flashes/second) and charging stops.
 The CHARGE indicator informs you about the charge status.
0-50%: Flashes once every second
More than 50%: Flashes twice every second
100%: Continuously on
 We recommend charging the battery pack in temperatures between 10 °C and
30 °C. Outside the temperature range of 0 °C to 40 °C, the charging will not
start. If the battery temperature goes outside this temperature range while
charging, the CHARGE indicator will start flashing rapidly and the charging will
stop.
 A lithium ion battery pack can be charged at any charge state. Unlike
conventional battery packs, you do not need to completely use or discharge it
before charging.
 We recommend that you prepare battery packs 2 to 3 times longer than you
think you might need.
 To conserve battery power, turn off the camcorder instead of leaving it in record
pause mode.
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 Charging, Recording and Playback Times
The following times are approximate and vary according to the charging,
recording or playback conditions.
\
Battery Pack
BP-2L5
Charging Time
95 min.
Max. Recording Time
Viewfinder
90 min.
LCD
normal 85 min.
bright
80 min.
Typical RecordingTime*
Viewfinder
50 min.
LCD
normal 50 min.
bright
45 min.
Playback Time
90 min.
NB-2L
110 min.
NB-2LH BP-2L12 BP-2L14
125 min. 195 min. 220 min.
105 min.
100 min.
90 min.
125 min.
120 min.
110 min.
220 min.
215 min.
200 min.
270 min.
260 min.
240 min.
55 min.
55 min.
50 min.
105 min.
65 min.
65 min.
60 min.
125 min.
120 min.
120 min.
110 min.
225 min.
150 min.
145 min.
140 min.
275 min.
* Approximate times for recording with repeated operations such as start/stop,
zooming, power on/off. Actual time may be shorter.
Installing the Backup Battery
The backup battery (lithium button battery CR1616) allows the camcorder to retain the
date, time (
19) and other camcorder settings while the power source is disconnected.
Connect a power source to the camcorder when replacing the backup battery to retain the
settings.
1. Open the backup battery cover.
2. Insert the backup battery with the + side
facing out.
3. Close the cover.
The backup battery has a life span of about a year. “
you that it needs to be replaced.
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” flashes in red to inform
Loading/Unloading a Cassette
Use only videocassettes marked with the
1. Slide the OPEN/EJECT
and open the cassette
compartment cover.
switch
logo.
Tape protection tab
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The cassette compartment opens
automatically.
2. Load/unload the cassette.
• Load the cassette with the window
facing the grip belt.
• Unload the cassette by pulling it straight
out.
4. Wait for the cassette compartment
to retract automatically and close
the cassette compartment cover.
Basic Functions
Preparations
3. Press the
mark on the
cassette compartment until it
clicks.
 Do not interfere with the cassette compartment while it is opening or closing
automatically, or attempt to close the cover before the cassette compartment
has fully retracted.
 Be careful not to get your fingers caught in the cassette compartment cover.
If the camcorder is connected to a power source, cassettes can be loaded/
unloaded even if the
switch is set to
.
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Preparing the Camcorder
Adjusting the Viewfinder (Dioptric Adjustment)
1. Turn on the camcorder and keep
the LCD panel closed.
2. Adjust the dioptric adjustment
lever.
Fastening the Grip Belt
Adjust the grip belt so that you can reach the
zoom lever with your index finger, and the
start/stop button with your thumb.
Attaching the Shoulder Strap
Pass the ends through the strap mount and adjust the length of the strap.
SS-900 Shoulder
Strap
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Using the Wireless Controller
Point it at the camcorder’s remote
sensor when you press the buttons.
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Inserting the Battery
The wireless controller operates with a lithium button battery CR2025.
Basic Functions
Preparations
1. Pull out the battery holder.
2. Place the lithium button battery
with the + side facing up.
3. Insert the battery holder.
 The wireless controller may not work properly when the remote sensor is
subjected to strong light sources or direct sunlight.
 If the wireless controller does not work, check if the remote sensor is set to
[OFF
](
67).
 When the camcorder cannot be operated with the wireless controller, or when it
can only be operated at a very close range, replace the battery.
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Adjusting the LCD Screen
Rotating the LCD Screen
Open the LCD panel 90 degrees.
• You can rotate the panel by 90 degrees
outward.
• You can rotate the panel by 180 degrees
inward.
LCD Backlight
LCD BACKLIGHT button
You can switch the brightness of the LCD screen between normal and bright by pressing
the LCD BACKLIGHT button. This is useful for outdoor recordings.
Press the LCD BACKLIGHT button.
 This setting does not affect the brightness of the recording or the viewfinder
screen.
 When using a battery pack, the camcorder retains the setting even if you
change the position of the
switch.
 The battery usage time shortens when the LCD screen is set brighter (
14).
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Setting the Time Zone, Date and Time
Set the time zone, date and time when you first start using your camcorder, or when you
have replaced the backup battery.
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Setting the Time Zone/Daylight Saving Time
MENU
(
36)
DATE/TIME SETUP
T.ZONE/DST PARIS
1. Press the FUNC. button to open the FUNC. menu.
The FUNC. menu will open. Continue the procedure with the
joystick to open the setup menus.
Basic Functions
Preparations
2. With the joystick select (
) the
icon and press
( ).
3. Select (
) the [DATE/TIME SETUP] menu and
press ( ). Then, select (
) the [T.ZONE/DST]
option and press ( ).
The time zone setting appears (see table on the next page). The default setting is
Paris or Singapore depending on the region.
4. Select (
) your time zone and press (
).
To adjust for daylight saving time, select the time zone with the “
” next to the area.
Setting the Date and Time
MENU
(
36)
5. Select (
DATE/TIME SETUP
DATE/TIME 1.JAN.2006
12:00AM
) the [DATE/TIME] option and press (
).
A selection frame will be displayed around the date and the
selection arrows around the day will flash.
6. With the joystick change (
) the day as required
and move ( ) to the next field.
• The selection arrows will flash around the next field of the date/time.
• Set the month, year, hours and minutes in the same way.
• If you do not need to change all settings, you can use the joystick to move (
the specific setting you want to change.
7. Press (
) to
) to start the clock.
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8. Press the FUNC. button to close the menu.
Time Zones and Difference from GMT/UTC.
London
GMT/UTC
Wellington (WELLGTN)
+12
Paris
+1
Samoa
-11
Cairo
+2
Honolulu
-10
Moscow
+3
Anchorage
-9
Dubai
+4
Los Angeles (L.A.)
-8
Karachi
+5
Denver
-7
Dacca
+6
Chicago
-6
Bankok
+7
New York
-5
Singapore
+8
Caracas
-4
Tokyo
+9
Rio de Janeiro (RIO)
-3
Sydney
+10
Fernando de Noronha (FERNANDO)
-2
Solomon
+11
Azores
-1
Once you have set time zone, date and time, you do not need to reset the clock
each time you travel to another time zone. Just set the time zone to the one of
your destination, and the camcorder automatically adjusts the clock.
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Recording Movies on a Tape
Recording
Before You Begin Recording
Make a test recording first to check if the camcorder operates correctly. If necessary,
clean the video heads (
114).
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Recording
1. Open the lens cover (move the
lens cover switch down to
).
2. Set the camcorder to
mode.
Set the
switch to CAMERA and
the TAPE/CARD switch to
.
Basic Functions
Recording
3. Open the LCD panel.
4. Press the start/stop button to
begin recording.
Press the start/stop button again to pause
the recording.
When You Have Finished Recording
1. Turn the
switch to
.
2. Close the LCD panel.
3. Close the lens cover (move the lens cover switch
to
).
4. Unload the cassette.
5. Disconnect the power source.
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 About the LCD and viewfinder screen: The screens are produced with
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 or green dots. This has
no effect on the recorded image and does not constitute a malfunction.
 When powered by a battery pack, the camcorder shuts off to save power if
left without any operation for 5 minutes. Approximately 30 seconds before
the camcorder shuts off the message “
AUTO POWER OFF” will
appear. To continue recording, turn the
switch to
and then
back to CAMERA.
 Wait until the tape counter stops completely before you start recording.
 When you do not remove the cassette, you can record the next scene without
producing any noise or blank sections between the recordings even if you turn
the camcorder off.
 Bright light may make it difficult to use the LCD screen. In such case, use the
viewfinder instead.
 When recording near loud sounds (such as fireworks, drums or concerts),
sound may become distorted or may be recorded not in the actual sound level.
This is not a malfunction.
Allowing the Subject to Monitor the LCD Screen
You can rotate the LCD panel so that the screen faces in the
same direction as the lens. The viewfinder switches on allowing
you to use the viewfinder while the subject can monitor the
screen.
Displaying the Level Marker
Use the level marker as a horizontal guideline to frame subjects more accurately.
MENU
(
36)
DISPLAY SETUP/
LEVEL MARKER OFF
1. Press the FUNC. button to open the FUNC. menu.
2. With the joystick select (
) the
icon and press ( ).
3. Select (
) the [DISPLAY SETUP/ ] menu and press ( ). Then,
select (
) the [LEVEL MARKER] option and press ( ).
4. Set it to [ON] and press ( ) to save the changes.
5. Press the FUNC. button to close the menu.
The level marker will appear.
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Reviewing and Searching when Recording
Program selector
E
Joystick
Record Review
1. Set the program selector to
.
2. If the joystick guide does not appear on screen,
press ( ) to display it.
3. Push the joystick ( ) momentarily towards
and
release it.
The camcorder rewinds the tape, plays back the last few
seconds, and returns to record pause mode.
Basic Functions
Recording
In record pause mode, this function allows you to review the last few seconds of your
recording to check if it has been recorded properly.
EXP
FOCUS
Record Search
In record pause mode, this function allows you to play back the tape (forward or reverse)
to locate the point where you wish to begin recording.
1. Set the program selector to
.
2. If the joystick guide does not appear on screen,
press ( ) to display it.
3. Hold the joystick pushed ( ) towards
to search
back towards the beginning of the recording or
pushed ( ) towards
to search forward towards
the end of the recording.
EXP
FOCUS
• Release the joystick at the point where you wish to begin recording.
• The camcorder returns to record pause mode.
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When the camcorder shuts off automatically, the record review and record search
functions will not work. To resume normal operation turn the
switch to
and then back to CAMERA.
Screen Displays during Recording
Remaining battery charge
The battery symbol indicates the charge
status of the battery pack.
Time Code
Indicates the recording time in hours,
minutes and seconds.
Remaining tape
Indicates the remaining time of the tape
in minutes. “
” moves during
recording. “
END” flashes when the
tape reaches the end.
• When the time left is less than 15
seconds, the remaining tape time may
not appear.
• Depending on the type of the tape, the
indication may not be displayed
correctly.
• “
” starts flashing in red when the
battery pack is empty.
• When you attach an empty battery
pack, the power may turn off without
displaying “
”.
• The actual battery charge may not be
indicated accurately depending on the
conditions under which the battery
pack and the camcorder are used.
Recording reminder
The camcorder counts from 1 to 10
seconds when you start recording. This
is helpful to avoid scenes that are too
short.
When “
” flashes
“
” flashes in red when the lithium
button battery is not installed, or when it
needs replacing.
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Zooming
The zoom is available in the
and
modes. When recording
on the tape, in addition to the 25x optical zoom you can also use the digital zoom.
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Zoom out
Zoom in
Basic Functions
Recording
Zoom lever
25x Optical Zoom
Move the zoom lever toward W to zoom out (wideangle). Move it toward T to zoom in (telephoto).
You can also change the zoom speed (
27).
 You can also use the T and W buttons on the wireless controller. The zoom
speed with the wireless controller will be the same as with the camcorder (when
one of the fixed zoom speed levels is selected) or fixed at [SPEED 3] (when
[VARIABLE] is selected).
 Keep at least 1 m to the subject. At wide-angle, you can focus on a subject as
close as 1 cm.
 The zoom speed is slightly faster in record pause mode.
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Digital Zoom
When the digital zoom is activated, the camcorder automatically switches between optical
and digital zoom. With digital zoom, image resolution becomes lower the more you zoom
in.
100x/1000x digital zoom
MENU
(
36)
100x/800x digital zoom
CAMERA SETUP
D.ZOOM OFF
1. Press the FUNC. button to open the FUNC. menu.
2. With the joystick select (
) the
icon and press
( ).
3. Select (
) the [CAMERA SETUP] menu and press ( ). Then, select
(
) the [D.ZOOM] option and press ( ).
4. Select either [100x] or [1000x] (
) or [800x]
(
) and press ( ) to save the changes.
5. Press the FUNC. button to close the menu.
 Digital zoom cannot be used in the
Night recording program.
 A zoom indicator appears for 4 seconds. It extends in light blue when the digital
zoom is set to 100x, and extends further in dark blue when set to 1000x
(
) or 800x (
).
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Selecting the Zoom Speed
You can set the zoom speed to variable or to one of 3 levels of fixed zoom speeds. When
set to [VARIABLE], the zoom speed depends on how you activate the zoom lever. Press
softly for a slower zoom or press more strongly for a faster zoom.
MENU
(
36)
CAMERA SETUP
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ZOOM SPEED VARIABLE
The fastest zoom speed can be achieved with the [VARIABLE] setting. Among the
fixed zoom speeds [SPEED 3] is the fastest, and [SPEED 1] the slowest.
Basic Functions
Recording
1. Press the FUNC. button to open the FUNC. menu.
2. With the joystick select (
) the
icon and press
( ).
3. Select (
) the [CAMERA SETUP] menu and press
( ). Then, select (
) the [ZOOM SPEED] option
and press ( ).
4. Select a setting option and press ( ) to save the changes.
5. Press the FUNC. button to close the menu.
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Tips for Making Better Videos
Holding the Camcorder
For maximum stability, grip the camcorder in your right hand and keep your
right elbow pressed against your body. If necessary, support the camcorder
with your left hand. Be careful that your fingers do not touch the microphone
or lens.
For More Stability
Lean against a wall
Put the camcorder on a table
Kneel on one knee
Use a tripod
Lie on your elbow
Lighting
When recording outdoors, we
recommend recording with the sun at
your back.
 When using a tripod, do not leave the viewfinder exposed to direct sunlight as it
may melt (due to concentration of the light by the lens).
 Do not use tripods with fastening
Camera positioning pin
screws longer than 5.5 mm as it
may damage the camcorder. The
camcorder cannot be mounted on
tripods with fixed (non-retractable)
camera positioning pins.
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Playing Back a Tape
Playback
If the playback picture is distorted, clean the video heads using a Canon Head Cleaning
Cassette or a commercially available digital video head-cleaning cassette (
114).
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1. Set the camcorder to
mode.
Set the
switch to PLAY and the
TAPE/CARD switch to
.
Basic Functions
Playback
2. Open the LCD panel.
You can also close the LCD panel with the
screen facing out.
3. If the joystick guide does not
appear on screen, press ( ) to
display it.
4. Push the joystick ( ) towards
to rewind the tape.
5. Push the joystick ( ) towards
/ to play back the tape.
Push (
Joystick
) again to pause the playback.
6. Push the joystick ( ) towards
to stop the playback.
 To use the viewfinder, close the LCD panel.
 About the screen display: During playback, the time code gives the hours,
minutes, seconds and frames. The remaining tape time may not appear when
the time left is less than 15 seconds.
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Special Playback Modes
Joystick
REW
PLAY
PAUSE
SLOW
FF
STOP
Wireless controller
/
(Playback Pause)
During normal playback, push the joystick (
button on the wireless controller.
(Fast Forward Playback) /
) towards
/
or press the PAUSE
(Rewind Playback)
Plays back the tape at 11.5 times normal speed (forward or reverse). During normal
playback, hold the joystick pushed ( ) towards
or pushed ( ) towards
. You
can also press and hold the FF
or REW
button on the wireless controller
instead. Release the joystick or wireless controller button to return to normal playback.
–/
(Reverse Playback)
During normal playback, press the –/
button on the wireless controller. Press the
PLAY
button on the wireless controller or push the joystick ( ) towards / to return
to normal playback.
+/
(Frame Advance) / –/
(Frame Reverse)
Plays back frame-by-frame. During playback pause, repeatedly press the +/
or
–/
button on the wireless controller. Hold the button pressed down to play back in
continuous frame advance/reverse. Press the PLAY
button on the wireless controller
or push the joystick ( ) towards / to return to normal playback.
SLOW
(Slow Forward)/(Slow Reverse)
Plays back at about 1/3 normal speed. During normal or reverse playback, press the
SLOW
button on the wireless controller. Press the PLAY
button on the wireless
controller or push the joystick ( ) towards / to return to normal playback.
(Forward x2 Playback)/(Reverse x2 Playback)
Plays back at 2 times the normal speed. During normal or reverse playback, press the
button on the wireless controller. Press the PLAY
button on the wireless controller
or push the joystick ( ) towards / to return to normal playback.
 There is no sound during special playback.
 The picture may become distorted during some special playback modes.
 The camcorder stops the tape automatically after 5 minutes in playback pause
to protect the tape and video heads.
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Adjusting the Volume
When you use the LCD screen for playback, the camcorder plays back the sound using
the built-in speaker. The sound will be muted when the LCD panel is closed or when there
is a video input from the AV terminal (
only).
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Speaker
Joystick
(
36)
Basic Functions
Playback
MENU
SPEAKER VOLUME
1. Press the FUNC. button to open the FUNC. menu.
2. With the joystick select (
) the speaker volume
icon.
3. Adjust (
) the volume as required.
4. Press the FUNC. button to save the setting and close
the menu.
If you turn off the volume completely the volume display will change to “
”.
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Playing Back on a TV Screen
TVs with SCART Terminal
Refer also to the TV or VCR instruction manual.
Open the terminal cover
Signal flow
STV-250N Stereo Video
Cable (supplied)
PC-A10 SCART
Adapter
1. Turn off all the devices before starting the connections.
2. Connect the PC-A10 SCART Adapter to the TV or VCR’s SCART
terminal.
3. Connect the STV-250N Stereo Video Cable to the camcorder’s AV
terminal and the audio terminals on the SCART Adapter.
Connect the white plug to the white AUDIO terminal L (left), and the red plug to the red
AUDIO terminal R (right) and the yellow plug to the yellow VIDEO terminal.
4. If connecting to a TV, set the input selector to VIDEO. If connecting to
a VCR, set the input selector to LINE.
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TVs with Audio/Video Terminals
Refer also to the TV or VCR instruction manual.
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Open the terminal cover
Signal flow
STV-250N Stereo Video Cable
(supplied)
Basic Functions
Playback
1. Turn off all the devices before starting the connections.
2. Connect the STV-250N Stereo Video Cable to the camcorder’s AV
terminal and the audio/video terminals on the TV/VCR.
Connect the white plug to the white audio terminal L (left), the red plug to the red audio
terminal R (right) and the yellow plug to the yellow video terminal VIDEO.
3. If connecting to a TV, set the input selector to VIDEO. If connecting to
a VCR, set the input selector to LINE.
We recommend powering the camcorder from a household power source.
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Selecting the Type of TV
During playback set the [TV TYPE] option according to the TV set to which you connect
the camcorder.
MENU
(
36)
VCR SETUP
TV TYPE WIDE TV
1. Press the FUNC. button to open the FUNC. menu.
2. With the joystick select (
) the
icon and press
( ).
3. Select (
) the [VCR SETUP] menu and press ( ).
Then, select (
) the [TV TYPE] option and press
( ).
4. Select a setting option and press ( ) to save the changes.
• WIDE TV: TV sets with 16:9 aspect ratio.
• NORMAL TV: TV sets with 4:3 aspect ratio
5. Press the FUNC. button to close the menu.
 Playing back recordings made in the widescreen mode on a normal TV: If the
TV type is set to [NORMAL TV] the recording will be played back in “letterbox”
display. If the TV type is set to [WIDE TV] the image will appear horizontally
squeezed.
 If you connect the camcorder to a TV with Video ID-1 system, recordings made
in the widescreen mode will be automatically played back in widescreen mode.
 When the TV type is set to [NORMAL TV] the digital effects are not available in
mode.
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Selecting the Audio Output Channel
You can select the output channels when playing back a tape with audio recorded on two
channels.
MENU
(
36)
AUDIO SETUP
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OUTPUT CH L/R
1. Press the FUNC. button to open the FUNC. menu.
2. With the joystick select (
) the
icon and press
( ).
3. Select (
) the [AUDIO SETUP] menu and press
( ). Then, select (
) the [OUTPUT CH] option and
press ( ).
4. Select (
) a setting option and press ( ) to save the changes.
5. Press the FUNC. button to close the menu.
The setting resets to the [L/R] setting when you turn the camcorder off.
Basic Functions
Playback
• L/R: Stereo: L+R channels, Bilingual: Main+Sub.
• L/L: Stereo: L channel, Bilingual: Main.
• R/R: Stereo: R channel, Bilingual: Sub.
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Advanced Functions
Menus and Settings
The camcorder’s functions and settings are controlled from a series of menus that appear
when you press the FUNC. button. Most basic functions appear on the first menu screen
- the FUNC. menu. For more advanced settings you have to open the setup menus by
selecting the
[MENU] option from the FUNC. menu.
Joystick
FUNC. button
Selecting Menus and Settings
FUNC. menu:
1. Press the FUNC. button to open the FUNC. menu.
2. With the joystick select (
) the icon of the function
you want to change.
3. Select (
) a setting option from the bottom bar.
With some settings, you will need to press (
) or make further selections with the
joystick. In such cases, a joystick icon (next to the bottom bar) or small arrows (around
the setting option) will be displayed as an additional operation guide.
4. Press the FUNC. button to save the setting and close the menu.
Setup menus:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
Press the FUNC. button to open the FUNC. menu.
With the joystick select (
) the
icon and press ( ).
Select (
) a setup menu and press ( ).
Select (
) a menu item and press ( ).
Select (
) a setting option and press ( ) to save the changes.
Press the FUNC. button to close the menu.
 Pressing the FUNC. button at any time closes the menu.
 Items that are not available appear grayed out.
 The menu will not appear when you press the FUNC. button while recording
movies.
 You can open the menu directly on the setup menus screen by holding the
FUNC. button pressed for more than 2 seconds.
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Menu and Default Settings
Default settings are shown in boldface.
* The item will not appear in
Submenu
FUNC. menu
Menu Item
Setting Options
Recording Programs*
PROGRAM AE,
PORTRAIT,
SPORTS,
NIGHT,
SNOW,
BEACH,
SUNSET,
SPOTLIGHT,
FIREWORKS
AUTO,
DAYLIGHT,
TUNGSTEN,
SET
IMAGE EFFECT OFF,
VIVID,
NEUTRAL,
SOFT SKIN DETAIL
SELF TIMER OFF,
SELF TIMER ON
D.EFFECT OFF,
FADER,
EFFECT,
CARD MIX
STILL IMG REC OFF, S
FINE/
640x480, S
NORMAL/640x480
AUTO, 1/50, 1/120, 1/250, 1/500, 1/1000,
1/2000
ON, OFF
White Balance
Image Effect
Self Timer
Digital Effects
Still Image Recording
CAMERA SETUP
SHUTTR SPEED*
A.SL SHUTTER
D.ZOOM
DISPLAY SETUP/
SYSTEM SETUP
DATE/TIME SETUP
OFF, 100x, 1000x
OFF, 100x, 800x
VARIABLE, SPEED 3, SPEED 2, SPEED 1
ON, OFF
STD PLAY, LONG PLAY
AUTO, OFF
16bit, 12bit
ON, OFF
ON, OFF
See list of languages.
ON, OFF
ON, OFF
HIGH VOLUME, LOW VOLUME, OFF
ON, OFF
ON, OFF
RESET, CONTINUOUS
See list of time zones.
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Advanced Functions
VCR SETUP
AUDIO SETUP
ZOOM SPEED
IMG STAB*
REC MODE
WIND SCREEN*
AUDIO MODE
BRIGHTNESS
TV SCREEN
LEVEL MARKER
LANGUAGE
DEMO MODE
WL.REMOTE
BEEP
START-UP IMG
POWER SAVE
FILE NOS.
T.ZONE/DST
DATE/TIME
DATE FORMAT
mode.
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Submenu
FUNC. menu
Menu Item
Speaker Volume
Recording Pause2
End Search
Digital Effects
Card Movie Size
Still Image Quality
VCR SETUP
AUDIO SETUP
DISPLAY SETUP/
SYSTEM SETUP
DATE/TIME SETUP
1
2
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REC MODE2
AV DV1
TV TYPE
OUTPUT CH
AUDIO DUB.2
WIND SCREEN
12bit AUDIO
MIX BALANCE
AUDIO MODE
BRIGHTNESS
TV SCREEN
DISPLAYS
6SEC.DATE
DATA CODE
LANGUAGE
WL.REMOTE
BEEP
START-UP IMG
FILE NOS.
T.ZONE/DST
DATE/TIME
DATE FORMAT
only.
only.
Setting Options
D.EFFECT OFF,
FADER,
EFFECT
320x240,
160x120
S S.FINE/640x480, S FINE/
640x480, S
NORMAL/640x480
STD PLAY, LONG PLAY
ON, OFF
NORMAL TV, WIDE TV
L/R, L/L, R/R
AUDIO IN, MIC. IN
AUTO, OFF
STEREO1, STEREO2, MIX/FIXED,
MIX/VAR.
ST-1
ST-2
16bit, 12bit
ON, OFF
ON, OFF <PLAYBK>
ON, OFF
DATE, TIME, DATE & TIME
See list of languages.
ON, OFF
HIGH VOLUME, LOW VOLUME, OFF
ON, OFF
RESET, CONTINUOUS
See list of time zones.
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M.D,Y : JAN.1,2006 12:00AM
D.M.Y : 1.JAN.2006 12:00AM
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* The item will not appear in
Submenu
FUNC. menu
Menu Item
Recording Programs*
White Balance
Image Effect
Self Timer
Digital Effects
Movie Recording
Still Image Size/
Quality
CAMERA SETUP
AUDIO SETUP*
DISPLAY SETUP/
DATE/TIME SETUP
PROGRAM AE,
PORTRAIT,
SPORTS,
NIGHT,
SNOW,
BEACH,
SUNSET,
SPOTLIGHT,
FIREWORKS
AUTO,
DAYLIGHT,
TUNGSTEN,
SET
IMAGE EFFECT OFF,
VIVID,
NEUTRAL,
SOFT SKIN DETAIL
SELF TIMER OFF,
SELF TIMER ON
D.EFFECT OFF,
BLK&WHT
MOVIE REC OFF,
320x240,
160x120
L
1024x768, S
640x480
SUPER FINE,
FINE,
NORMAL
AUTO, 1/50, 1/120, 1/250
ON, OFF
VARIABLE, SPEED 3, SPEED 2, SPEED 1
ON: AiAF, ON: CENTER, OFF
OFF, 2sec, 4sec, 6sec, 8sec, 10sec
AUTO, OFF
ON, OFF
See list of languages.
ON, OFF
ON, OFF
HIGH VOLUME, LOW VOLUME, OFF
ON, OFF
ON, OFF
RESET, CONTINUOUS
See list of time zones.
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M.D,Y : JAN.1,2006 12:00AM
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Advanced Functions
SYSTEM SETUP
SHUTTR SPEED*
A.SL SHUTTER
ZOOM SPEED
FOCUS PRI.*
REVIEW
WIND SCREEN*
BRIGHTNESS
TV SCREEN
LANGUAGE
DEMO MODE
WL.REMOTE
BEEP
START-UP IMG
POWER SAVE
FILE NOS.
T.ZONE/DST
DATE/TIME
DATE FORMAT
mode.
Setting Options
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Submenu
FUNC. menu
CARD
OPERATIONS
(Single Image
Display)
CARD
OPERATIONS
(Index Screen)
DISPLAY SETUP/
SYSTEM SETUP
DATE/TIME SETUP
PRINT
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Menu Item
Speaker Volume
Slideshow
Still Image Protection
Print Order
Transfer Order
PRINT ORD. ALL
ERASE
TRANS.ORD. ALL
ERASE
ERASE ALL IMAGES
INITIALIZE
PROTECT
PRINT ORDER
TRANSFER
ORDER
BRIGHTNESS
TV SCREEN
DISPLAYS
DATA CODE
LANGUAGE
WL.REMOTE
BEEP
START-UP IMG
T.ZONE/DST
DATE/TIME
DATE FORMAT
Setting Options
PROTECT OFF,
PROTECT ON
0-99 COPIES
TRANS.ORDER OFF,
TRANS.ORDER ON
NO, YES
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94
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106
102
NO, YES
106
NO, YES
NO, YES
-
95
96
94
101
106
ON, OFF
ON, OFF <PLAYBK>
DATE, TIME, DATE & TIME
See list of languages.
ON, OFF
HIGH VOLUME, LOW VOLUME, OFF
ON, OFF
See list of time zones.
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M.D,Y : JAN.1,2006 12:00AM
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Using the Recording Programs
Recording
Easy Recording Program
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The camcorder adjusts focus, exposure and other settings
automatically, allowing you to just point and shoot.
Recording Programs
Program AE
The camcorder adjusts focus, exposure and other settings
automatically. However, you have the option of adjusting the settings
manually.
Portrait
Sports
Use this mode to record sports scenes (such as tennis or golf) or
moving objects (such as roller coasters).
Advanced Functions
Recording
Use this mode to give accent to your subject by blurring the
background or foreground. The blur effect increases the more you
zoom to telephoto.
Night
Use this mode to record in dimly lit places.
Snow
Use this mode to record in bright ski resorts. It prevents the subject
from being underexposed.
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Beach
Use this mode to record on a sunny beach. It prevents the subject
from being underexposed.
Sunset
Use this mode to record sunsets in vibrant colors.
Spotlight
Use this mode to record spotlit scenes.
Fireworks
Use this mode to record fireworks.
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Program selector
Joystick
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Availability of Functions in Each Mode:
Program Selector
(on)
(A)
(A)
(A)
(A)
(A)
(A)
: Available
: Not available A: Auto setting
mode.
Shaded area : Can be used only in
Advanced Functions
Recording
Recording
Program
Image Stabilizer
Focus
White Balance
Wind Screen
Shutter Speed
Exposure
Adjustment
Digital Effects
Card Mix
Selecting the Easy Recording Program
Set the program selector to
“
.
” appears.
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Selecting a Recording Program
MENU
(
36)
PROGRAM AE
1. Set the program selector to
.
2. Press the FUNC. button to open the FUNC. menu.
3. With the joystick select (
) the recording
programs icon.
4. Select (
) the recording program from the options
on the bottom bar.
5. Press the FUNC. button to save the setting and close the menu.
The symbol of the recording program selected appears.
 Do not change the recording program while recording as the brightness of the
image may change abruptly.
 Portrait/Sports mode:
The picture may not appear smooth when played back.
 Snow/Beach mode:
- The subject may become overexposed in dark surroundings. Check the
image on the screen.
- The picture may not appear smooth when played back.
 Night mode:
- Moving subjects may leave a trailing afterimage.
- Picture quality may not be as good as in other modes.
- White points may appear on the screen.
- Autofocus may not work as well as in other modes. In such case, adjust the
focus manually.
- The digital zoom cannot be used with this recording program.
 Fireworks mode:
To avoid camcorder shake, we recommend using a tripod. Use a tripod when
recording in
mode as the shutter speed slows down.
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Adjusting the Exposure Manually
Adjust the exposure when a backlit subject becomes underexposed, or overexposed due
to bright light.
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Program selector
Joystick
1. Set the program selector to
.
3. Push the joystick ( ) towards [EXP] to enter the
exposure lock mode.
EXP
BACK
[EXP] on the joystick guide will be displayed in light blue and the
exposure adjustment indicator and the neutral value “±0” appear on the screen.
4. Adjust (
Advanced Functions
Recording
2. If the joystick guide does not appear on screen,
press ( ) to display it.
) the brightness of the image as necessary.
To return to the automatic exposure, push the joystick ( ) towards [EXP] once more.
The exposure adjustment indicator will disappear and [EXP] will turn white again.
5. Push the joystick (
) towards [BACK] to save the exposure setting.
• When you operate the zoom during exposure lock, the brightness of the image may
change.
• The adjustment range depends on the brightness at the time you locked the
exposure.
6. If necessary, press (
) again to hide the joystick guide.
The manual exposure setting will reset to auto exposure when you turn the
camcorder off or change the recording program.
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Adjusting the Focus Manually
Autofocus may not work well on the following subjects. In such case, focus manually.
Reflective
surfaces
Subjects with low
contrast or without
vertical lines
Fast Moving
Subjects
Through
dirty or wet
windows
Night Scenes
Program selector
Zoom lever
Joystick
1. Set the program selector to
.
2. Adjust the zoom.
When you operate the zoom after adjusting the focus, the
subject may not stay in focus. Adjust the zoom before the focus.
3. If the joystick guide does not appear on screen,
press ( ) to display it.
BACK
FOCUS
4. Push the joystick (
the manual focus.
) towards [FOCUS] to activate
[FOCUS] on the joystick guide will be displayed in light blue and “MF” appears on the
screen.
5. Adjust (
) the focus as necessary.
• Push the joystick ( ) towards
for a closer focal distance.
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for a farther focal distance or push it (
) towards
• To return to autofocus, push the joystick ( ) towards [FOCUS] once more. “MF” will
disappear and [FOCUS] will turn white again.
6. Push the joystick ( ) towards [BACK] to save the focus adjustment.
7. If necessary, press ( ) again to hide the joystick guide.
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The manual focus will reset to autofocus when you set the program selector to
.
Infinity Focus
Use this function when you wish to focus on faraway subjects such as mountains or
fireworks.
1. In the manual focus mode press ( ) to display the joystick guide.
2. Keep the joystick pushed ( ) towards [FOCUS] for more than 2
seconds.
• At first, “MF” will appear on the screen and then it will be replaced by the “
”
symbol.
• In the infinity focus mode: If you operate the zoom or the joystick (
) or if you turn
the camcorder off, the infinity focus will be canceled and the camcorder will return to
manual focus.
Advanced Functions
Recording
3. Push the joystick ( ) towards [BACK] to save the focus adjustment.
4. If necessary, press ( ) again to hide the joystick guide.
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Setting the White Balance
You can use the preset modes to reproduce colors more accurately, or set a custom white
balance to obtain the optimal setting.
Settings are automatically set by the camcorder.
For recording outdoors on a bright day.
For recording under tungsten and tungsten type (3-wavelength)
fluorescent lighting.
Use the custom white balance setting to make white subjects
appear white under colored lighting.
AUTO
DAYLIGHT
TUNGSTEN
SET
White sheet or paper
(if you select
SET)
Program selector
Zoom lever
Joystick
FUNC. button
MENU
(
1.
2.
3.
4.
36)
AUTO
Set the program selector to .
Press the FUNC. button to open the FUNC. menu.
With the joystick select (
) the white balance icon.
Select (
) the white balance setting from the options on the bottom
bar.
If you select a white balance setting other than
To set the custom white balance when you select
[SET], continue to directly to step 6.
[SET]:
5. Point the camcorder at a white object, zoom in until it fills the whole
screen and press ( ).
• Keep the camcorder zoomed in at the white object until step 6 is completed.
• The “ ” icon flashes and stops flashing when the adjustment is completed.
6. Press the FUNC. button to save the setting and close the menu.
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 Use the auto setting for normal outdoor scenes.
 When the program selector is set to
, the white balance is preset to
[AUTO].
 The camcorder retains the custom white balance setting even if you turn it off.
 When you have set the custom white balance:
- Depending on the light source, “ ” may keep flashing. The result will still be
better than with the auto setting.
- Reset the white balance when the lighting condition changes.
- Turn off the digital zoom.
 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 or certain types of fluorescent lights
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Selecting an Image Effect
You can record with different color saturation and contrast effects.
IMAGE EFFECT OFF
VIVID
NEUTRAL
MENU
(
1.
2.
3.
4.
36)
IMAGE EFFECT OFF
Advanced Functions
Recording
SOFT SKIN DETAIL
Records with no image enhancing effects.
Emphasizes the contrast and color saturation.
Tones down the contrast and color saturation.
Softens the details in the skin tone area for a more
complimentary appearance.
Press the FUNC. button to open the FUNC. menu.
With the joystick select (
) the image effects icon.
Select (
) the image effect from the options on the bottom bar.
Press the FUNC. button to save the setting and close the menu.
 The image effects cannot be used when the program selector is set to
.
 [SOFT SKIN DETAIL]: To obtain the best effect, use this function when
recording a person in close-up. Note that areas similar to the skin color may
lack in detail.
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Setting the Shutter Speed
You can adjust the shutter speed manually to make stable shots of fast moving subjects.
Available shutter speed settings:
AUTO, 1/50, 1/120, 1/250, 1/500, 1/1000, 1/2000
AUTO, 1/50, 1/120, 1/250
MENU
(
36)
CAMERA SETUP
SHUTTR SPEED AUTO
1. Set the program selector to .
2. Press the FUNC. button to open the FUNC. menu.
3. With the joystick select (
) the recording program icon and select
(
) the
[PROGRAM AE] program.
4. With the joystick select (
) the
icon and press ( ).
5. Select (
) the [CAMERA SETUP] menu and press ( ). Then, select
(
) the [SHUTTR SPEED] option and press ( ).
6. Select (
) a setting option and press ( ) to save the changes.
7. Press the FUNC. button to close the menu.
 If the shutter speed is set to 1/500 or higher in
mode and you
switch to
mode, it automatically changes to 1/250.
 Do not point the camcorder directly at the sun when the shutter speed is set to
1/1000 or higher.
 The image may flicker when recording with high shutter speeds.
 The shutter speed resets to [AUTO] when you set the program selector to
or when you change the recording program.
 Guidelines for Recording with High Shutter Speeds:
- Outdoor sports such as golf or tennis: 1/2000
- Moving objects such as cars or roller coasters: 1/1000, 1/500 or 1/250
- Indoor sports such as basketball: 1/120
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Auto Slow Shutter
In the
Easy Recording mode or when the shutter speed is set to [AUTO] in the
Program AE recording program, the camcorder uses shutter speeds down to 1/25
(
) and 1/12.5 (
). This allows you to obtain a brighter recording
in places with insufficient lighting. However, you can set the camcorder not to use a slow
shutter speed.
MENU
(
36)
CAMERA SETUP
E
A.SL SHUTTER ON
1. Open the FUNC. menu, select (
) the
icon and press ( ).
2. Select (
) the [CAMERA SETUP] menu and press ( ). Then, select
(
) the [A.SL SHUTTER] option and press ( ).
3. Set (
) it to [OFF] and press ( ) to save the changes, then close
the menu.
Advanced Functions
Recording
 When set to [ON], moving subjects may leave a trailing afterimage.
 The camcorder retains the setting separately in
and
mode.
 If “
” (camcorder shake warning) appears in
mode, stabilize
the camcorder, for example, by mounting it on a tripod or placing it on a table.
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Using the LED Light
You can turn on the LED light at any time regardless of the recording program.
White LED
light
LIGHT button
Press the LIGHT button.
• “ ” appears on the screen.
• The LED light turns on and off with each press of the button.
 Do not point the LED light at persons while they are driving.
 Do not look at the LED light for a long time.
 Do not use the LED light close to people’s eyes.
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Using the Self-Timer
The self-timer can be used for recording movies or still images.
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PHOTO button
FUNC. button
Start/stop button
MENU
(
36)
SELF TIMER OFF
When recording movies:
3. Press the start/stop button.
The camcorder starts recording after a 10-second countdown (2 seconds when using
the START/STOP button of the wireless controller). The countdown appears on the
screen.
Advanced Functions
Recording
1. Open the FUNC. menu and select (
) the self timer icon.
2. Set (
) it to [SELF TIMER ON] and close the menu.
When recording still images:
3. Press the PHOTO button, first halfway to activate the autofocus and
then fully.
The camcorder will record the image after a 10-second countdown (2 seconds when
using the PHOTO button of the wireless controller). The countdown appears on the
screen.
 To cancel the self timer, select (
) [SELF TIMER OFF] in step 2 above.
Once the countdown has begun, you can also press the start/stop button (when
recording movies) or the PHOTO button (when recording still images) to cancel
the self-timer.
 The self-timer will be canceled when you turn off the camcorder.
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Changing the Recording Mode (SP/LP)
You can choose between SP (standard play) and LP (long play). LP extends the tape
usage by 1.5 times.
MENU
(
36)
VCR SETUP
REC MODE STD PLAY
1. Open the FUNC. menu, select (
) the
icon and press ( ).
2. Select (
) the [VCR SETUP] menu and press ( ). Then, select (
)
the [REC MODE] option and press ( ).
3. Set (
) it to [STD PLAY] or [LONG PLAY] and press ( ) to save the
changes, then close the menu.
 Tapes recorded in LP mode cannot be used for audio dubbing.
 Depending on the nature and usage condition of the tape, picture and
sound recorded in LP mode may be distorted. We recommend using the
SP mode for important recordings.
 If you record in both SP and LP modes on the same tape, the playback picture
may become distorted and the time code may not be written correctly.
 If you play back a tape that has been recorded in LP mode with another digital
device on this camcorder, or vice versa, picture and sound may become
distorted.
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Audio Recording
Changing the Audio Mode
E
You can record sound in two audio modes—16-bit and 12-bit. The 12-bit mode records
sound on two channels (stereo 1), leaving 2 channels free (stereo 2) for adding new
sound later. Select the 16-bit mode for higher sound quality.
MENU
(
AUDIO SETUP
36)
AUDIO MODE 12bit
1. Open the FUNC. menu, select (
) the
icon and press ( ).
2. Select (
) the [AUDIO SETUP] menu and press ( ). Then, select
(
) the [AUDIO MODE] option and press ( ).
3. Set (
) it to [16bit] or [12bit] and press ( ) to save the changes,
then close the menu.
The selected audio mode is displayed for approximately 4 seconds.
The camcorder reduces the wind noise automatically. However, you can turn off the wind
screen when recording indoors, or when you want the microphone to be as sensitive as
possible.
*
* Only when [AUDIO DUB.] is set to [MIC.IN].
MENU
(
36)
AUDIO SETUP
Advanced Functions
Recording
Wind Screen
WIND SCREEN AUTO
1. Open the FUNC. menu, select (
) the
icon and press ( ).
2. Select (
) the [AUDIO SETUP] menu and press ( ). Then, select
(
) the [WIND SCREEN] option and press ( ).
3. Set (
) it to [OFF] and press ( ) to save the changes, then close
the menu.
“
” appears when you turn the wind screen off.
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Using Digital Effects
Faders (
58)
Begin or end scenes with a fade to or from black.
Fade Trigger (FADE-T)
Wipe (WIPE)
Corner Wipe (CORNER)
Jump (JUMP)
Flip (FLIP)
Puzzle (PUZZLE)
Zigzag (ZIGZAG)
Beam (BEAM)
Tide (TIDE)
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Effects (
58)
Add flavor to your recordings.
Black and White
(BLK&WHT)
Sepia (SEPIA)
Art (ART)
Mosaic (MOSAIC)
Ball (BALL)
Cube (CUBE)
Wave (WAVE)
Color Mask (COLOR M.)
Mirror (MIRROR)
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You can choose one of the sample images from the collection on the
supplied disk (picture frames and backgrounds) and combine it with
the live video recording. The live video recording will appear in place
of the light area of the card mix image.
Advanced Functions
Recording
Card Mix (
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Availability of Digital Effects by Operating Modes:
Movies
Faders
Effects
Card Mix
1
2
Still
Images
1
1
2
: Available
: Not available
: Not available if the TV type is set to [NORMAL TV].
: Black and White only.
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Selecting a Fader
In
mode, set the program selector to
MENU
(
.
D.EFFECT OFF
36)
1. Open the FUNC. menu and select (
) the digital
effects icon.
2. Select (
) the [FADER] option and press ( ).
3. Select (
) a setting option, press ( ) and close
the menu.
The symbol of the selected fader will appear on screen.
:
4. Fade in: In record pause mode, press the
D.EFFECTS button and begin recording by pressing
the start/stop button.
Fade out: During recording, press the D.EFFECTS
button and pause recording by pressing the start/
stop button.
The fader can be activated/deactivated by pressing the D.EFFECTS button.
:
4. Fade in: In playback pause mode, press the
D.EFFECTS button and begin playback by pushing
the joystick ( ) towards / .
Fade out: During playback, press the D.EFFECTS
button and pause playback by pushing the joystick
( ) towards / .
The fader can be activated/deactivated by pressing the D.EFFECTS button.
Selecting an Effect
In
mode, set the program selector to
MENU
(
36)
.
D.EFFECT OFF
1. Open the FUNC. menu and select (
) the digital
effects icon.
2. Select (
) the [EFFECT] option and press ( ).
3. Select (
) a setting option, press ( ) and close
the menu.
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The symbol of the selected effect will appear on screen.
4. Press the D.EFFECTS button.
• The symbol of the selected effect will turn green.
• The effect can be activated/deactivated by pressing the
D.EFFECTS button.
Selecting an Effect in
E
Mode
When recording still images, only the [BLK&WHT] effect is available. Select it with the
following procedure and activate it as described in step 4 above.
1. Open the FUNC. menu and select (
) the digital effects icon.
2. Select (
) the
[BLK&WHT] option and close the menu.
“
” will appear on screen.
Selecting the Card Mix Effect
(
36)
D.EFFECT OFF
1. Upload a sample image from the supplied disk to the memory card.
Refer to Adding Still Images from Your Computer to the Memory Card in the Digital
Video Software instruction manual (PDF file).
2.
3.
4.
5.
Set the program selector to
.
Open the FUNC. menu and select (
) the digital effects icon.
Select (
) the [CARD MIX] option and press ( ).
Select (
) the still image to mix with the recording and push the
joystick ( ) to adjust the mix level.
6. Adjust (
) the mix level, press ( ) and close the menu.
“
Advanced Functions
Recording
MENU
” will appear on screen.
7. Press the D.EFFECTS button.
• “ ” will turn green.
• The effect can be activated/deactivated by pressing the D.EFFECTS button.
 Turn off the digital effect when you do not use it.
 The camcorder retains the setting even if you turn it off or change the recording
program. However, you need to select again the still image to be used with the
Card Mix effect.
 The image quality may be slightly lower with digital effects.
 Digital effects cannot be used in the following cases:
- When the program selector is set to
.
- During DV dubbing.
 Faders cannot be used when Card Mix is activated.
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Widescreen TV Recording (16:9)
The camcorder uses the full width of the CCD providing high-resolution 16:9 recording.
WIDE SCR button
Press the WIDE SCR button.
• “
” disappears and the picture changes to 4:3 aspect ratio.
• On the LCD screen: Widescreen video will display normally; video in 4:3 aspect ratio
will appear with black side bars.
• On the viewfinder screen: Widescreen video will appear in “letterbox” display; video in
4:3 aspect ratio will display normally.
 Simultaneous recording on a memory card cannot be used when the
widescreen mode is selected.
 Playing back recordings made in the widescreen mode on a normal TV: If the
TV type is set to [NORMAL TV] the recording will be played back in “letterbox”
display. If the TV type is set to [WIDE TV] the image will appear horizontally
squeezed (
34).
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Magnifying the Image
Playback
The playback image can be magnified up to 5 times.
E
Zoom lever
Joystick
1. Move the zoom lever toward T.
2. Select (
joystick.
,
) the magnified area with the
To cancel the magnification, move the zoom lever toward W until
the frame disappears.
Advanced Functions
Playback
• The image is magnified by 2 times.
• A frame appears indicating the position of the magnified area.
• To further enlarge the image, move the zoom lever toward T.
To shrink the image below 2 times magnification, move the
zoom lever toward W.
 Movies played back from a memory card cannot be magnified.
 While the magnification position frame is displayed it will replace the joystick
guide. Cancel the magnification to return to normal playback of movies or still
images.
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Displaying the Data Code
The camcorder maintains a data code containing the recording date and time. You can
select the data code combination and display it during playback.
Joystick
DATA CODE button
FUNC. button
MENU
(
36)
DISPLAY SETUP/
DATA CODE DATE & TIME
1. Open the FUNC. menu, select (
) the
icon and press ( ).
2. Select (
) the [DISPLAY SETUP/ ] menu and press ( ). Then,
select (
) the [DATA CODE] option and press ( ).
3. Select a setting option and press ( ) to save the changes, then close
the menu.
4. To display the data code during playback: Press the DATA CODE
button.
The data code will not display the next time you turn on the camcorder.
Six-Second Auto Date
Date and time appear for 6 seconds when you begin playback, or to indicate that date or
time zone has changed.
MENU
(
36)
DISPLAY SETUP/
6SEC.DATE OFF
1. Open the FUNC. menu, select (
) the
icon and press ( ).
2. Select (
) the [DISPLAY SETUP/ ] menu and press ( ). Then,
select (
) the [6SEC.DATE] option and press ( ).
3. Select a setting option and press ( ) to save the changes, then close
the menu.
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End Search
When you have played back a tape, you can use this function to locate the end of the last
recorded scene.
E
Joystick
FUNC. button
In stop mode:
• “END SEARCH” appears.
• The camcorder rewinds/fast forwards the tape, plays back the last few seconds of
the recording and stops the tape.
• Operating the joystick (
,
) will cancel the search.
 End search cannot be used once you unload the cassette.
 End search may not work properly if a blank section exists on the tape.
 You cannot use end search to locate the editing end of audio dubbing.
Advanced Functions
Playback
1. Open the FUNC. menu, select (
) the end search icon
and press
( ).
2. Select (
) [EXECUTE] and press ( ) to start the search.
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Returning to a Pre-marked Position
If you wish to return to a particular scene
later, mark the point with the zero set memory
and the tape will stop at that point when you REW
rewind/fast forward the tape.
button
This function is operated with the wireless
controller.
PLAY
button
STOP
button
ZERO SET
MEMORY
button
1. Press the ZERO SET MEMORY button at the point
you wish to return to later.
• “0:00:00 ” appears.
• To cancel, press the ZERO SET MEMORY button again.
STOP
PAUSE
SLOW
ZERO SET
AUDIO DUB. MEMORY
TV SCREEN
2. When you have finished playback, rewind the tape.
• “
” or “
” is displayed with a blue background.
• The tape stops automatically at “0:00:00”.
• The tape counter changes to time code.
The zero set memory may not function correctly when the time code has not been
recorded consecutively.
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Date Search
E
You can locate the change of the date/time
zone with the date search function.
This function is operated with the wireless
controller.
DATE SEARCH
buttons
STOP
Press the
or
button
button to begin searching.
• Press more than once to search for further date changes (up to
10 times).
• Press the STOP
button to stop searching.
/
CARD
DATE SEARCH
REW
PLAY
FF
STOP
Advanced Functions
Playback
 A recording of longer than a minute per date/area is required.
 Date search may not function if the data code is not correctly displayed.
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Changing the Display Language
Other Functions
The language used for screen display and menu items can be changed. The available set
of languages varies depending on the region. Follow the procedure below to check which
set of languages are provided with your camcorder.
Language Set A
Language Set B
MENU
(
36)
English, German, Spanish, French, Italian, Polish, Russian,
Simplified Chinese, Japanese
English, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, Thai
DISPLAY SETUP/
LANGUAGE ENGLISH
1. Open the FUNC. menu, select (
) the
icon and press ( ).
2. Select (
) the [DISPLAY SETUP/ ] menu and press ( ). Then,
select (
) the [LANGUAGE] option and press ( ).
3. Select a language and press ( ) to save the changes, then close the
menu.
 If you have mistakenly changed the language, follow the
mark next to the
menu item to change the setting.
 The displays “FUNC.” and “P.SET” at the bottom of the screen refer to the
button names on the camcorder and will not change when you change the
language.
Changing the Date Format
You can select between three date formats. For example, [1. JAN. 2006], [JAN. 1, 2006]
and [2006. 1. 1].
MENU
(
36)
DATE/TIME SETUP
DATE FORMAT 1.JAN.2006
1. Open the FUNC. menu, select (
) the
icon and press ( ).
2. Select (
) the [DATE/TIME SETUP] menu and press ( ). Then,
select (
) the [DATE FORMAT] option and press ( ).
3. Select a setting option and press ( ) to save the changes, then close
the menu.
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Other Camcorder Settings
Beep
E
You will hear a beep upon camcorder operations such as power on/off, start/stop, selftimer countdown, and unusual conditions of the camcorder. If you turn off the beep, all
camcorder sounds will be turned off.
MENU
(
36)
SYSTEM SETUP
BEEP HIGH VOLUME
To turn off the beep:
1. Open the FUNC. menu, select (
) the
icon and press ( ).
2. Select (
) the [SYSTEM SETUP] menu and press ( ). Then, select
(
) the [BEEP] option and press ( ).
3. Set it to [OFF] and press ( ) to save the changes, then close the menu.
Adjusting the Brightness of the LCD Screen
(
36)
DISPLAY SETUP/
BRIGHTNESS
1. Open the FUNC. menu, select (
) the
icon and press ( ).
2. Select (
) the [DISPLAY SETUP/ ] menu and press ( ). Then,
select (
) the [BRIGHTNESS] option and press ( ).
3. Adjust (
) the brightness level and press ( ) to save the changes,
then close the menu.
Advanced Functions
Other Functions
MENU
Changing the brightness of the LCD screen does not affect that of the viewfinder
or the recordings.
Turning the Remote Sensor Off
MENU
(
36)
SYSTEM SETUP
WL.REMOTE ON
1. Open the FUNC. menu, select (
) the
icon and press ( ).
2. Select (
) the [SYSTEM SETUP] menu and press ( ). Then, select
(
) the [WL.REMOTE] option and press ( ).
3. Set it to [OFF] and press ( ) to save the changes, then close the menu.
“
” appears.
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Turning Off the Image Stabilizer
The image stabilizer compensates for camcorder shake even at full telephoto. It tries to
compensate for horizontal movements; therefore, you may decide to turn it off when you
mount the camcorder on a tripod.
MENU
(
36)
CAMERA SETUP
IMG STAB ON
1. Open the FUNC. menu, select (
) the
icon and press ( ).
2. Select (
) the [CAMERA SETUP] menu and press ( ). Then, select
(
) the [IMG STAB] option and press ( ).
3. Set it to [OFF] and press ( ) to save the changes, then close the
menu.
“
” disappears.
 The image stabilizer cannot be turned off when the program selector is set to
.
 The image stabilizer is designed to compensate a normal degree of camcorder
shake.
 The image stabilizer might not be as effective when using the
Night
recording program.
Changing the Display of the Start-Up Image
You can set whether the Canon logo will be displayed or not when you turn on the
camcorder.
MENU
(
36)
SYSTEM SETUP
START-UP IMG ON
To turn off the start-up image:
1. Open the FUNC. menu, select (
) the
icon and press ( ).
2. Select (
) the [SYSTEM SETUP] menu and press ( ). Then, select
(
) the [START-UP IMG] option and press ( ).
3. Set it to [OFF] and press ( ) to save the changes, then close the
menu.
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Demonstration Mode
The demonstration mode displays the camcorder’s main features. It starts automatically
when you leave the camcorder turned on (using the power adapter) without loading a
recording media for more than 5 minutes. However, you can set the camcorder not to
start the demonstration mode.
MENU
(
36)
DISPLAY SETUP/
E
DEMO MODE ON
To deactivate the demonstration mode:
1. Open the FUNC. menu, select (
) the
icon and press ( ).
2. Select (
) the [DISPLAY SETUP/ ] menu and press ( ). Then,
select (
) the [DEMO MODE] option and press ( ).
3. Set it to [OFF] and press ( ) to save the changes, then close the
menu.
To cancel the demo mode once it has begun, press any button, turn off the
camcorder or load a recording media.
Advanced Functions
Other Functions
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Editing
Recording to a VCR or Digital Video
Device
You can copy your recordings by connecting the camcorder to a VCR or a digital video
device. If you connect a digital video device, you can copy recordings with virtually no
generation loss in image and sound quality.
Connecting the Devices
Connecting a VCR
See Playing Back on a TV Screen (
32).
Connecting a Digital Video Device
Use the optional CV-150F (4 pin-4 pin) or CV-250F (4 pin-6 pin) DV Cable.
Refer also to the instruction manual of the digital video device.
Signal flow
DV cable (optional)
Recording
1. Set the camcorder to
mode and load a recorded cassette.
2. Connected device: Load a blank cassette and set the device to record
pause mode.
3. Locate the scene you wish to copy and pause playback shortly before
the scene.
4. Play back the tape.
5. Connected device: Begin recording when the scene you wish to copy
appears. Stop recording when copying is complete.
6. Stop playback.
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 We recommend powering the camcorder from a household power source.
 When connecting a VCR, the quality of the edited tape will be slightly lower than
that of the original.
 When connecting a digital video device:
- If the picture does not appear, reconnect the DV cable or turn the camcorder
off and back on again.
- Proper operation cannot be guaranteed for all digital video devices equipped
with a DV terminal. If operation does not work, use the AV terminal.
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Editing
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Recording from Analog Video
Devices (VCR, TV or Camcorder)
You can record videos or TV programs from a VCR or analog camcorder on the tape in
the camcorder.
1. Connect the camcorder to the analog video device.
See Playing Back on a TV Screen (
32).
2. Set the camcorder to
mode and load a blank cassette.
3. Connected device: Load the recorded cassette.
4. Open the FUNC. menu, select (
icon
and press ( ).
5. Select (
) the record pause
) [EXECUTE] and press (
).
In record pause and during recording, you can check the picture
on the screen.
6. Connected device: Play back the tape.
7. If the joystick guide does not appear on screen,
press ( ) to display it.
8. Push the joystick ( ) towards
/ when the scene
you wish to record appears.
• Recording starts.
• Push the joystick (
/ again to pause/resume the recording.
9. Push the joystick ( ) towards
to stop recording.
10.Connected device: Stop playback.
) towards
 When connecting to a TV/Video with SCART terminal, use a SCART adapter
with input capability (commercially available). The supplied SCART Adapter
PC-A10 is for output only.
 Depending on the signal sent from the connected device, dubbing may not work
properly (e.g. signals that include copyright protective signals or anomalous
signals such as ghost signals).
We recommend powering the camcorder from a household power source.
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Recording from Digital
Video Devices (DV Dubbing)
You can record from other digital video devices equipped with a DV terminal with virtually
no loss in picture and sound quality.
E
1. Connect the camcorder to the digital video device.
See Connecting a Digital Video Device (
2. Set the camcorder to
Make sure that [AV
70).
mode and load a blank cassette.
DV] is set to [OFF] (
76).
3. Connected device: Load the recorded cassette or disc.
4. Open the FUNC. menu, select (
) the recording
pause icon
and press ( ).
5. Select (
) [EXECUTE] and press ( ).
In record pause and during recording, you can check the picture
on the screen.
6. Connected device: Play back the tape or disc.
7. If the joystick guide does not appear on screen,
press ( ) to display it.
• Recording starts.
• Push the joystick (
) towards
/
/
when the scene
again to pause/resume the recording.
Editing
8. Push the joystick ( ) towards
you wish to record appears.
9. Push the joystick ( ) towards
to stop recording.
10.Connected Device: Stop playback.
 Blank sections may be recorded as anomalous picture.
 If the picture does not appear, reconnect the DV cable or turn the camcorder off
and back on again.
 You can only record video signals from devices with the
logo from
recordings in SD (standard definition) standard, in SP or LP recording mode.
Note that signals from identically shaped DV (IEEE1394) terminals may be in
different video standards.
We recommend powering the camcorder from a household power source.
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Concerning Copyright
Copyright Precaution
Certain pre-recorded video tapes, films and other materials, as well as some television
programmes are copyrighted. Unauthorised recording of these materials may violate
copyright protection laws.
Copyright Signals
During playback: If you try to play back a tape that contains copyright control signals for
protection of software, “COPYRIGHT PROTECTED PLAYBACK IS RESTRICTED”
appears for a few seconds and the camcorder displays a blank blue screen. You cannot
playback the contents of the tape.
During recording: If you try to record from software that contains copyright control signals
for protection of software, “COPYRIGHT PROTECTED DUBBING RESTRICTED”
appears. You cannot record the contents of the software.
You cannot record copyright protection signals to a tape using this camcorder.
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Converting Analog Signals into Digital
Signals (Analog-Digital Converter)
By connecting the camcorder to a VCR or 8mm video camcorder, you can convert analog
video/audio signals to digital signals and output the digital signals via the DV terminal.
The DV terminal serves as output terminal only.
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Connecting the Devices
Turn off all the devices before starting the connections. Unload the tape from the
camcorder. Refer also to the instruction manual of the connected device. Use the optional
CV-150F (4 pin-4 pin) or CV-250F (4 pin-6 pin) DV Cable.
L
Signal flow
STV-250N Stereo Video
Cable (supplied)
R
Editing
Signal flow
DV cable (optional)
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Turning On the Analog-Digital Converter
MENU
(
36)
VCR SETUP
AV
DV OFF
1. Open the FUNC. menu, select (
) the
icon and press ( ).
2. Select (
) the [VCR SETUP] menu and press ( ). Then, select (
the [AV DV] option and press ( ).
3. Set it to [ON] and press ( ) to save the changes, then close the
menu.
)
 Depending on the signal sent from the connected device, the conversion from
analog to digital signals might not work properly (e.g., signals that include
copyright protective signals or anomalous signals such as ghost signals).
 When connecting to a TV/Video with SCART terminal, use a SCART adapter
with input capability (commercially available). The supplied SCART Adapter
PC-A10 is for output only.
 For normal use, set [AV DV] to [OFF]. If it is set to [ON], digital signals cannot
be input via the camcorder’s DV terminal.
 Depending on the software and the specifications of your computer, you may
not be able to transfer converted signals via the DV terminal.
We recommend powering the camcorder from a household power source.
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Audio Dubbing
You can add sound to a recording using the built-in microphone (MIC.IN).
You can also record additional sound from external audio devices (AUDIO IN).
only:
E
This function is operated with the wireless controller.
Connecting an External Audio Device
Refer also to the instruction manual of the connected device.
Audio device
(e.g. CD player)
OUTPUT
Signal flow
AUDIO
L
STV-250N Stereo Video Cable
(supplied)
R
Dubbing
(
AUDIO SETUP
36)
1. Set the camcorder to
Editing
MENU
AUDIO DUB. AUDIO IN
mode and load a recorded cassette.
Use a tape recorded in SP, 12-bit mode with this camcorder.
2. Open the FUNC. menu, select (
) the
icon and press ( ).
3. Select (
) the [AUDIO SETUP] menu and press ( ). Then, select
(
) the [AUDIO DUB.] option and press ( ).
4. Set it to [AUDIO IN] or [MIC.IN] and press ( ) to save the changes,
then close the menu.
: Make sure the [MIC.IN] setting is selected.
5. Locate the scene you wish to start audio dubbing.
6. Press the PAUSE
controller.
button on the wireless
PLAY
STOP
PAUSE
SLOW
ZERO SET
AUDIO DUB. MEMORY
TV SCREEN
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7. Press the AUDIO DUB. button on the wireless
controller.
“AUDIO DUB.” and “
8. Press the PAUSE
to begin dubbing.
” appear.
SLOW
ZERO SET
button on the wireless controller
TV SCREEN
PLAY
STOP
•
Audio device: Begin playback.
• Microphone: Speak into the microphone.
9. Press the STOP
to stop dubbing.
PAUSE
AUDIO DUB. MEMORY
PAUSE
ZERO SET
button on the wireless controller
Audio device: Stop playback.
SLOW
AUDIO DUB. MEMORY
TV SCREEN
PLAY
STOP
PAUSE
SLOW
ZERO SET
AUDIO DUB. MEMORY
TV SCREEN
 Use only tapes recorded in SP mode 12-bit audio sound with this camcorder.
Audio dubbing will stop if the tape has a blank section or a section recorded in
LP mode or 16-bit mode.
 You cannot use the DV terminal for audio dubbing.
 If you add sound to a tape not recorded with this camcorder, sound quality may
decrease.
 Sound quality may decrease when you add sound to the same scene for more
than 3 times.
 When you connect an audio device, check the picture on the LCD screen and
the sound via built-in speaker or audio device.
 When you use the microphone, you can check the picture on a TV connected
via the AV terminal and the sound via headphones connected to the TV.
 Set the zero set memory at the end of the scene you wish to audio dub. The
camcorder will automatically stop audio dubbing at that point.
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Playing Back the Added Sound
You can select to play back Stereo 1 (original sound), Stereo 2 (added sound), or adjust
the balance of both sounds.
MENU
(
36)
AUDIO SETUP
E
12bit AUDIO STEREO1
1. Open the FUNC. menu, select (
) the
icon and press ( ).
2. Select (
) the [AUDIO SETUP] menu and press ( ). Then, select
(
) the [12bit AUDIO] option and press ( ).
3. Select a setting option and press ( ) to save the changes.
•
•
•
•
•
STEREO1: Plays back the original sound.
STEREO2: Plays back the added sound.
MIX/FIXED: Plays back Stereo 1 and Stereo 2 in the same level.
MIX/VAR.: Plays back Stereo 1 and Stereo 2. The mix balance can be adjusted.
If you select an audio setting other than [MIX/VAR.], close the menu.
To adjust the mix level when you select [MIX/VAR.]:
4. From the [AUDIO SETUP] menu select (
) the [MIX BALANCE]
option and press ( ).
5. Adjust (
) the mix level between ST-1 and ST-2 and press ( ) to
save the changes, then close the menu.
Editing
The camcorder resets to [STEREO1] when you turn the camcorder off. However,
the mix balance is memorized by the camcorder.
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Transferring Video Recordings to a
Computer
Transferring Using a DV Cable
You can transfer recordings to a computer equipped with a IEEE1394 (DV) terminal or
IEEE1394 capture board. Use the editing software supplied with your computer/capture
board to transfer video recording from tape to computer. Refer to the instruction manual of
the software. A driver is preinstalled on Windows operating systems later than Windows
98 Second Edition and Mac operating systems later than Mac OS 9, and will be installed
automatically.
Use the optional CV-150F (4 pin-4 pin) or CV-250F (4 pin-6 pin) DV Cable.
IEEE1394 (DV) terminal
DV cable (optional)
6-pin
4-pin
 Operation may not work correctly depending on the software and the
specifications/settings of your computer.
 If the computer freezes while you have connected the camcorder, disconnect
and reconnect the DV cable. If the problem persists, disconnect the interface
cable, turn off camcorder and computer, turn camcorder and computer back on
and reconnect them.
 Make sure that camcorder and computer are not connected with a USB cable
before connecting the camcorder to the computer using the DV cable.
Otherwise, the computer may not operate properly.
 We recommend powering the camcorder from a household power source while
it is connected to the computer.
 Refer also to the instruction manual of the computer.
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Inserting and Removing a Memory
Card
Using a Memory Card
You can use commercially available
SD Memory Cards or MultiMediaCards
(MMC) with this camcorder. The SD Memory
Card has a protect switch to prevent
accidental erasure. 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.
E
Terminals
Inserting the Card
1. Turn off the camcorder.
2. Open the cover.
3. Insert the memory card all the way
into the memory card slot.
4. Close the cover.
If the memory card is not correctly
inserted the cover will not close - do not
forcefully close the cover. Verify that the
memory card is inserted in the correct
direction.
5. Turn on the camcorder.
Removing the Card
Do not forcefully remove the memory card without first pushing it in.
Make sure that the CARD access
indicator is not flashing before you turn off
the camcorder.
2. Open the cover.
3. Push the memory card to release
it. Remove the memory card.
4. Close the cover.
Using a Memory Card
1. Turn off the camcorder.
 This camcorder is compatible with SD Memory Cards or MultiMediaCards only.
Do not use any other types of memory cards.
 Proper operation cannot be guaranteed for all memory cards.
 Turn off the camcorder before inserting or removing the memory card.
Otherwise, it may result in data damage.
 Initialize new memory cards with the camcorder (
96).
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Selecting the Image Quality/Size
You can select the still image size from L 1024x768 or S 640x480 and the still image
quality from Super Fine, Fine and Normal.
MENU
(
1024x768
36)
1. Open the FUNC. menu and select (
) the image size/quality icon.
2. Select (
) the desired image size.
The number on the right indicates the approximate number of images that can be
recorded on the memory card at the current image size/quality setting.
3. If you want to change also the image quality: Press (
(
) the desired image quality.
) and select
• The number on the right indicates the approximate number of images that can be
recorded on the memory card at the current image size/quality setting.
• You can press (
) again to go back to select the image size (step 2).
4. Close the menu.
 Still images are recorded with JPEG compression.
 Number of still images
that can be recorded on a memory card:
Image Size
L 1024X768
Image Quality
Super Fine
Fine
Normal
S 640X480
Super Fine
Fine
Normal
16MB
Number of Images
128MB
512MB
File Size per
Image
30
40
85
75
105
170
270
400
760
690
955
1525
1075
1585
3015
2740
3770
6035
440KB
304KB
160KB
176KB
120KB
72KB
These figures are approximate. They vary according to the recording condition and the subject.
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Changing the Still Image Quality during a Tape’s
Playback
While playing back a tape you can capture a scene as a still image on the memory card.
In
the still image size will be S 640x480, but you can select the still image
quality.
MENU
(
36)
E
FINE/640x480
1. Open the FUNC. menu and select (
) the image quality icon.
2. Select (
) the desired image quality.
• The still image size is S 640x480 and cannot be changed.
• The number on the right indicates the approximate number of images that can be
recorded on the memory card at the current image quality setting.
3. Close the menu.
Changing the Movie Size
You can choose between 320 x 240 pixels and 160 x 120 pixels.
MENU
(
36)
320x240
 Movies are recorded with Motion JPEG compression.
 Maximum recording time of a movie
on a memory card:
Image Size
Recording Time
16MB
128MB
512MB
File Size per Second
320 x 240
50 sec.
8 min.
32 min.
250KB
160 x 120
1 min.
17 min.
67 min.
120KB
Using a Memory Card
1. Open the FUNC. menu and select (
) the movie size icon.
2. Select (
) a setting option and close the menu.
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File Numbers
Images are automatically assigned file numbers from 0101 to 9900 and stored in folders
containing up to 100 images. Folders are assigned numbers from 101 to 998.
You can choose to use consecutive file numbers (CONTINUOUS) or to reset the file
number each time a different memory card is inserted (RESET). We recommend setting
the file numbers to CONTINUOUS.
RESET
CONTINUOUS
The file number will be reset each time a new memory card is
inserted, starting with 101-0101. If the memory card already
contains image files, the consecutive file number will be
assigned.
The camcorder memorizes the file number of the last image and
assigns the consecutive file number to the next image, even
when a new memory card is inserted. (If a higher file number
already exists on the memory card, the consecutive number will
be assigned.) There will be no duplication of file numbers. This
is useful for organizing images on a computer.
Example:
When you record 3 images.
101
CONTINUOUS
101-0101
RESET
101-0102
101-0103
When you replace the memory card
and record an image.
101
MENU
(
36)
101-0104
SYSTEM SETUP
101
101-0101
FILE NOS. CONTINUOUS
1. Open the FUNC. menu, select (
) the
icon and press ( ).
2. Select (
) the [SYSTEM SETUP] menu and press ( ). Then, select
(
) the [FILE NOS.] option and press ( ).
3. Select a setting option and press ( ) to save the changes, then close
the menu.
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Recording Still Images on a Memory
Card
You can record still images with the camcorder or record as still images scenes from a
video recording on the tape or from an external video signal from the DV terminal
(
only: also from the AV terminal). You can also record a still image on the
memory card while you record a movie on the tape.
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PHOTO button
CARD access indicator
1. Set the camcorder to
mode.
2. Open the lens cover (move the lens cover switch down to
).
3. Press the PHOTO button halfway.
•
turns green when focus is adjusted and a green frame
appears. The beep sounds.
• When you press the PHOTO button on the wireless controller,
recording starts immediately.
4. Press the PHOTO button fully.
and the focusing frame disappear and you hear a shutter
sound.
• The CARD access indicator flashes and the card access
display appears.
• The still image shown on the screen will be recorded on the memory card.
 Do not turn off the camcorder, change the position of the TAPE/CARD switch,
disconnect the power source, open the memory card cover or remove the
memory card while the CARD access indicator is flashing. Doing so could result
in data damage.
 When you are using an SD Memory Card, make sure that the protect switch is
set to allow recording.
Using a Memory Card
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 Connection to a computer or PictBridge compliant printer will not work when the
memory card contains more than 1800 images. For best performance, we
recommend not recording more than 100 images on the memory card when
you plan to connect the camcorder to a computer or printer.
When you are using a Macintosh computer, you may not be able to download
image with ImageBrowser or with OS standard software when the memory card
contains more than 1000 images. In such case, use a card reader for
downloading the images.
 When the Focus-Priority mode is set to [ON: AiAF] or [ON: CENTER]:
When you press the PHOTO button fully before
and the focusing frame turn
green, it may take up to 2* seconds until focus is adjusted and the still image
can be recorded to the memory card.
* Up to 4 seconds in the
Night recording program.
If the subject is not suitable for autofocus, the focusing frame turns yellow and
locks the focus. Adjust the focus manually with the joystick.
 When powered by a battery pack, the camcorder shuts off to save power if left
without any operation for 5 minutes. Approximately 30 seconds before the
camcorder shuts off the message “
AUTO POWER OFF” will appear. To
continue recording, turn the
switch to
and then back to CAMERA.
Recording a Still Image on a Memory Card While
Recording Movies on a Tape
When you are recording a movie on a tape, you can record the same picture as a still
image on the memory card. Select the image quality from normal or fine.
MENU
(
36)
STILL IMG REC OFF
1. Open the FUNC. menu and select (
) the still image recording icon.
2. Select a setting option other than [
STILL IMG REC OFF] and close
the menu.
3. While you are recording a movie, press the PHOTO button.
 The size of the still image will be S 640 x 480.
 The quality of the still image is slightly lower than a still image recorded in
mode.
 The still image cannot be recorded on the memory card if a digital effect is
activated or while recording in widescreen mode.
 “ ” appears when you press the PHOTO button when the still image
recording is set to [
STILL IMG REC OFF].
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Recording from a Tape in the Camcorder
E
1. Play back the tape.
2. Press the PHOTO button halfway when the scene you wish to record
appears.
• The camcorder pauses playback. The remaining image capacity and other
information appear.
• When you press the PHOTO button on the wireless controller, recording starts
immediately.
3. Press the PHOTO button fully.
• The CARD access indicator flashes.
• You can also record a still image by pressing the PHOTO button fully when the tape
is in playback pause mode.
Recording from Other Video Devices
You can record as still images on the memory card scenes captured from external video
devices connected through the DV terminal.
only: you can also use the analog
to digital conversion to input video through the AV terminal. For connecting instructions,
refer to pages 32 and 70.
1. Set the camcorder to
mode.
2. Connected device: Load a recorded cassette and play back the tape.
3. Press the PHOTO button halfway when the scene you wish to record
appears.
• The still image, remaining image capacity and other information appear.
• When you press the PHOTO button on the wireless controller, recording starts
immediately.
Using a Memory Card
• If a cassette is loaded, make sure that the tape is stopped.
•
When recording via the AV terminal, make sure that “AV DV” is
displayed on the screen. When recording via the DV terminal, make sure that
“AV DV” is not displayed. Change the setting as necessary (
76).
4. Press the PHOTO button fully.
The CARD access indicator flashes.
 When recording from a tape in the camcorder or other video devices:
- A still image recorded from an image in widescreen mode will be vertically
compressed.
- The data code of the still image will reflect the date and time it has been
recorded on the memory card.
- The size of the still image will be S 640 x 480.
 When connecting with a DV cable, make sure that no USB cable is connected
to the camcorder.
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Reviewing a Still Image Right after Recording
You can select to display a still image for 2, 4, 6, 8 or 10 seconds after it has been
recorded.
MENU
(
36)
CAMERA SETUP
REVIEW 2sec
1. Open the FUNC. menu, select (
) the
icon and press ( ).
2. Select (
) the [CAMERA SETUP] menu and press ( ). Then, select
(
) the [REVIEW] option and press ( ).
3. Select a setting option and press ( ) to save the changes, then close
the menu.
 A still image is displayed as long as you hold the PHOTO button after recording.
 If you press the FUNC. button while you are reviewing the still image
immediately after recording it, a menu appears where you have the option to
protect (
94) or erase (
95) the image you just recorded.
Screen Displays during Still Image Recording
Remaining Card Capacity for Still
Images
flashing in red: No card
in green: 6 or more images
in yellow: 1 to 5 images
in red: No more images
• The indication may not decrease even
though a recording has been made, or
may decrease by 2 images at once.
• All indicators are displayed in green
when a memory card is played back.
“
” Card Access Display
Indicates that the camcorder is writing
on the memory card.
Still Image Size and Quality
Indicates the size and quality of the still
image.
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Recording Movies on a Memory Card
You can record Motion JPEG movies with the camcorder, from a tape in the camcorder or
from devices connected via the DV terminal or the AV terminal. The sound of a movie
recorded on a memory card will be monaural.
E
1. Select the movie size for recording on the card: Open the FUNC. menu
and select (
) the movie size icon. Select (
) a setting option
other than the default
[MOVIE REC OFF] and close the menu.
2. Press the start/stop button to begin recording.
With SD Memory Cards up to 2 GB, you can record until “CARD FULL” appears
(approx. 32 minutes with a 512 MB SD Memory Card). With MultiMediaCards, the
recording time is limited to 10 sec. in 320 x 240 pixels or 30 sec. in 160 x 120 pixels.
3. Press the start/stop button to stop recording.
 Do not turn off the camcorder, change the position of the TAPE/CARD switch,
disconnect the power source, open the memory card cover or remove the
memory card while the CARD access indicator is flashing. Doing so could result
in data damage.
 When you are using an SD Memory Card, make sure that the protect switch is
set to allow recording.
 Do not load/unload a cassette during recording.
Recording from a Tape in the Camcorder
Using a Memory Card
 We recommend using a Canon SD Memory Card, or an SD Memory Card with
a transfer rate of more than 2 MB/sec., right after initializing it with this
camcorder. With memory cards not initialized with this camcorder, or when
recording/erasing has been repeatedly performed, the writing speed may be
lower and recording may stop.
 You can select the focusing point when recording a movie on the memory card.
 Users of Windows XP: When you plan to connect the camcorder to a computer,
keep the length of one movie shorter than approx. 12 min. in 320 x 240 or 35
min. in 160 x 120.
1. Play back the tape.
2. Press the start/stop button when the scene you wish to record
appears.
3. Press the start/stop button to stop recording.
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Recording from Other Video Devices
You can record as movies on the memory card scenes captured from external video
devices connected through the DV terminal.
only: you can also use the analog
to digital conversion to input video through the AV terminal.
For connecting instructions, refer to pages 32 and 70.
1. Set the camcorder to
mode.
• If a cassette is loaded, make sure the tape is stopped.
•
When recording via the AV terminal, make sure that “AV DV” is
displayed on the screen. When recording via the DV terminal, make sure that
“AV DV” is not displayed. Change the setting as necessary (
76).
2. Connected device: Load a recorded cassette and play back the tape.
3. Press the start/stop button when the scene you wish to record
appears.
4. Press the start/stop button to stop recording.
When recording from a tape in the camcorder or other video devices:
 A movie recorded from an image in widescreen mode will be vertically
compressed.
 The data code of the movie will reflect the date and time it has been recorded
on the memory card.
 Recording stops at blank sections or recordings in different audio mode (12bit/
16bit).
Screen Displays during Movie Recording
Image Size
Indicates the movie size.
Remaining Card Capacity for
Movies
Card Access Display
“ ” appears and “
” moves to
indicate that the camcorder is writing on
the memory card.
Movie recording time
Indicates the recording time of the
movie.
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Indicates the remaining time in hours
and minutes. At less than 1 minute, the
remaining time will be displayed in 10
second-steps, at less than 10 seconds
in 1 second-steps.
• The indication varies depending on
the recording condition. The actual
remaining time may be longer or
shorter than indicated.
Selecting the Focusing Point
You can change the AF (autofocus) frame selection mode. When the program selector is
set to
, the focusing point will automatically be set to [ON: AiAF].
9 Point AiAF
Center point
MENU
(
36)
E
Depending on the shooting conditions, one or more AF
frames out of the 9 frames available are automatically
selected and focused on.
Out of the 9 frames available, the center AF frame is selected
to focus. This is convenient for making sure the focus is
exactly where you want it.
CAMERA SETUP
FOCUS PRI. ON: AiAF
1. Set the program selector to .
2. Open the FUNC. menu, select (
) the
icon and press ( ).
3. Select (
) the [CAMERA SETUP] menu and press ( ). Then, select
(
) the [FOCUS PRI.] option and press ( ).
4. Select a setting option and press ( ) to save the changes, then close
the menu.
[OFF]: Turn off the focus priority mode when you wish to record a still image as soon
as you press the PHOTO button. When set to [OFF], no focusing frame appears.
Using a Memory Card
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Playing Back a Memory Card
You can display a single image, 6 at one time (index screen
93), or one after another
(slide show
93). Use the Card Jump function to quickly locate an image without
displaying them one by one (
93).
Joystick
1. Set the camcorder to
mode.
2. If the joystick guide does not appear on screen,
press ( ) to display it.
3. Push the joystick (
) to move between images.
To play back a movie on the memory card:
4. Push the joystick (
) towards
/ .
• Push the joystick ( ) towards / again to pause/resume
the playback.
• Push the joystick ( ) towards
to stop the playback.
• When the movie playback ends or is stopped, the first frame of
the movie appears as a still image.
• Push the joystick (
) towards
or
or press the REW
on the wireless controller for 8x fast forward/fast rewind playback.
During
playback
/FF
button
 Images not recorded with this camcorder, uploaded from a computer (except
the sample images
57), edited on a computer and images whose file names
have been changed may not be played back correctly.
 Do not turn off the camcorder, change the position of the TAPE/CARD switch,
disconnect the power source, open the memory card cover or remove the
memory card while the CARD access indicator is flashing. Doing so could result
in data damage.
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Slide Show
MENU
(
36)
E
SLIDESHOW
1. Open the FUNC. menu and select (
2. Press ( ) to start the slide show.
) the slide show icon.
• Images and movies are played back one after another.
• Press (
) again to stop the slide show.
Index Screen
1. Move the zoom lever toward W.
• Up to 6 images appear.
• With movies, the index screen can only be started when the
first scene is displayed as a still image.
2. Use the joystick (
images.
Move the “
,
) to move between the
” to the image you wish to view.
3. Move the zoom lever toward T.
The index screen is cancelled and the selected image is
displayed.
You can locate images without displaying them one by one. The number in the upper right
of the screen indicates the image number of the current image out of the total number of
images.
1. If the joystick guide does not appear on screen,
press ( ) to display it.
2. Hold the joystick pushed towards ( ) or ( ) to run
through the image numbers.
Using a Memory Card
Card Jump Function
• When you release the button, the image corresponding to the
displayed image number appears.
• With movies, the card jump function can only be started when the first scene is
displayed as a still image.
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Protecting Images
You can protect important images from accidental erasure when displaying a single image
or index screen.
If a memory card is initialized, all still images and movies, even protected ones,
will be erased permanently.
Movies can only be protected when the first scene is displayed as a still image.
MENU
(
36)
PROTECT OFF
1. Select the image you wish to protect.
2. Open the FUNC. menu and select (
) the image protection icon.
In
mode: The image protect menu appears only when you press the
FUNC. button while reviewing a still image immediately after recording it.
3. Set (
) it to [PROTECT ON], press (
) and close the menu.
• “
” appears and now the image cannot be erased.
• To cancel the protection, repeat the operation and select [PROTECT OFF].
Protecting in Index Screen Display
MENU
(
CARD OPERATIONS
36)
PROTECT
1. Move the zoom lever toward W.
• Up to 6 images appear.
• Select the image you wish to protect.
2. Open the setup menus, select the [CARD OPERATIONS] menu and
press ( ).
Pressing the FUNC. button from the index screen will open the menu directly in the
setup menus screen.
3. Select (
4. Select (
) the [ PROTECT] option and press ( ).
,
) the image you want to protect and press (
• “
” appears on the image.
• To cancel the protection, (
) again.
5. Close the menu.
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).
Erasing Images
You can erase images one at a time or all at once.
Be careful when erasing images. Erased images cannot be recovered.
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 Protected images cannot be erased.
 Movies can only be erased when the first scene is displayed as a still image.
Erasing a Single Image
1. If the joystick guide does not appear on screen, press ( ) to display
it.
2. Use the joystick to select (
) the image you want to erase.
3. Push the joystick ( ) towards
to erase the image.
In
mode: The image erase menu appears only when you press the
FUNC. button while reviewing a still image immediately after recording it.
4. Select (
menu.
) [ERASE] and press (
) to erase the image and close the
Erasing All Images
MENU
(
36)
CARD OPERATIONS
ERASE ALL IMAGES
All still images or movies with exception of the protected ones are erased.
Using a Memory Card
1. Open the FUNC. menu, select (
) the
icon and press ( ).
2. Select (
) the [CARD OPERATIONS] menu and press ( ). Then,
select (
) the [ERASE ALL IMAGES] option and press ( ).
3. Select (
) [YES] and press ( ) to erase the images, then close the
menu.
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Initializing a Memory Card
Initialize new memory cards, or when you get the message “CARD ERROR”. You can
also initialize a memory card to erase all data recorded on it.
 Initializing a memory card erases all data, including protected images.
 Images erased by initializing cannot be recovered.
 Initialize all memory cards before using them with this camcorder.
MENU
(
36)
CARD OPERATIONS
INITIALIZE
1. Open the FUNC. menu, select (
) the
icon and press ( ).
2. Select (
) the [CARD OPERATIONS] menu and press ( ). Then,
select (
) the [INITIALIZE] option and press ( ).
3. Select (
) [YES] and press ( ).
4. In the confirmation screen, select (
) [YES] to initialize the memory
card.
• The card initialization will take a moment. When the card initialization is completed
the camcorder will return to the [CARD OPERATIONS] menu.
• Select [NO] to go back to step 3.
5. Close the menu.
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Direct Printing
Printing Still Images
The camcorder can be connected to any PictBridge compatible
printer. You can use the print order settings for direct printing of
still images recorded on the memory card (
101).
Canon printers: SELPHY CP, SELPHY DS and PIXMA printers
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Connecting the Printer to the Camcorder
PictBridge compatible printer
1. Turn off the camcorder and insert a memory card that contains still
images.
2. Turn on the printer.
3. Set the camcorder to
mode.
4. Connect the camcorder to the printer using the USB cable.
If “
” continues to flash (for more than 1 minute) or if “ ” does not appear, the
camcorder is not correctly connected to the printer. In such case, disconnect the
cable from camcorder and printer, turn off camcorder and printer, turn both back
on and reconnect the camcorder to the printer.
Direct Printing
“
” appears and changes to “ ” when the printer is properly connected to the
camcorder. (Does not appear with movies, or still images that cannot be played back
with the camcorder.)
 Refer also to the printer’s instruction manual.
 We recommend powering the camcorder from a household power source.
 The print setting menu may differ slightly depending on the connected printer.
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Printing after Selecting the Print Settings
You can select the number of copies and other settings for printing. The setting options
vary depending on your printer model.
1. Press the P.SET button.
• The print setting menu appears.
• Depending on the printer, the message “BUSY.” may appear
before the camcorder displays the print setting menu.
2. Select the print settings (
99).
3. Select (
,
) the [PRINT] option and press (
).
• Printing starts. The print setting menu disappears when printing is complete.
• To continue printing, select (
) another still image.
 Observe the following precautions during printing, otherwise printing may not
be performed correctly.
- Do not turn off the camcorder or the printer.
- Do not change the position of the TAPE/CARD switch.
- Do not detach the cable.
- Do not open the memory card cover or remove the memory card.
 Images not recorded with this camcorder, uploaded from a computer, edited on
a computer and images whose file names have been changed may not be
printed correctly.
 If the message “BUSY.” does not disappear, disconnect the cable from
camcorder and printer and reconnect the camcorder to the printer.
 Cancel Printing
Press (
) during printing. A confirmation dialog appears. Select [OK] and
press (
). With Canon’s PictBridge compatible printers, the printing will stop
immediately (even if not completed) and the paper will be fed through.
 Printing Errors
If an error occurs during the printing process, an error message appears
(
112).
- Canon’s PictBridge compatible printers: Resolve the error. When printing
does not resume automatically, select [CONTINUE] and press (
). If
[CONTINUE] cannot be selected, select [STOP], press (
) and retry
printing. Refer also to the printer manual for details.
- If the error still persists and printing does not restart:
1. Disconnect the USB cable.
2. Turn the
switch of the camcorder to
and back to PLAY.
3. Reconnect the cable.
 When you have finished printing:
1. Disconnect the cable from the camcorder and printer.
2. Turn off the camcorder.
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Selecting the Print Settings
Selecting the Number of Copies
E
A maximum of 99 copies can be selected for one still image.
1. In the print setting menu, select (
,
) the
(number of copies) icon and press ( ).
2. Select the (
) number of copies and press ( ).
Setting the Print Style
PAPER
PAPER SIZE
PAPER TYPE
PAGE LAYOUT
(date print)
(print effect)
Available paper sizes vary depending on the printer model.
PHOTO, FAST PHOTO, DEFAULT
BORDERLESS, BORDERED, DEFAULT, 8-UP
ON, OFF, DEFAULT
ON, OFF, VIVID, NR, VIVID+NR, DEFAULT
Direct Printing
 The settings in the table are given as an indication. Available setting options will
differ depending on the printer model.
 Print setting options and [DEFAULT] settings vary depending on the printer
model. For details, refer to the instruction manual of your printer.
 [BORDERED]: The image area remains relatively unchanged from the recorded
image when it is printed. [BORDERLESS]: The center portion of the recorded
image is printed at an enlarged size. The image’s top, bottom and sides may be
cropped slightly.
 [VIVID], [VIVID+NR] and [NR] can be selected with Canon PIXMA/SELPHY DS
Printers.
 Canon printers:
- The [PAGE LAYOUT] setting depends on the paper size selected. When
[PAPER SIZE] is set to [10 x 14.8 cm], select as the layout 2-, 4-, 9- or [16UP]; when [PAPER SIZE] is set to [A4], select as the layout [4-UP]. Canon
PIXMA/SELPHY DS printers: you can also print on the specially designed
Photo Stickers sheets.
- When selecting [8-UP], set the [PAPER SIZE] to [CREDITCARD]. Canon
SELPHY CP printers: you can also print on the specially designed Photo
Stickers sheets.
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Paper Settings
1. In the print setting menu, select (
,
[PAPER] option and press ( ).
2. Select (
) the paper size and press (
) the
).
Select the paper size of the paper set in your printer.
3. Select (
) the paper type and press (
).
Select the paper type of the paper set in your printer.
4. Select (
) a layout option and press (
).
Including the Date in the Print
1. In the print setting menu, select (
,
) the
(date) icon and press ( ).
2. Select (
) a date print option and press ( ).
Setting the Print Effect (Image Optimize)
This function uses the camcorder’s recording information to optimize the image data,
yielding high quality prints.
1. In the print setting menu, select (
(print effect) icon and press ( ).
2. Select (
) a setting and press (
100
,
).
) the
Printing with Print Order Settings
You can select still images for printing and set the number of copies. These print order
settings are compatible with the Digital Print Order Format (DPOF) standards and can be
used for printing on DPOF compatible printers (
97). A maximum of 998 still images
can be selected.
E
Selecting Still Images for Printing (Print Order)
Do not connect a USB or DV cable to the camcorder while setting the print orders.
MENU
(
36)
PRINT ORDER
1. Select the still image you wish to print.
2. Open the FUNC. menu and select (
) the print order icon.
3. Set (
) the number of copies, press ( ) and close the menu.
To cancel the print order, set the number of copies to 0.
Selecting in Index Screen Display
MENU
(
CARD OPERATIONS
36)
PRINT ORDER
1. Move the zoom lever toward W.
• Up to 6 images appear.
• Select the image you wish to print.
2. Open the setup menus, select the [CARD OPERATIONS] menu and
press ( ).
3. Select (
4. Select (
) the [ PRINT ORDER] option and press ( ).
,
) the image you want to print and press (
• “ ” appears on the image.
• To cancel the print order, set the number of copies to 0.
).
Direct Printing
Pressing the FUNC. button from the index screen will open the menu directly in the
setup menus screen.
5. Close the menu.
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Erasing All Print Orders
MENU
(
CARD OPERATIONS
36)
PRINT ORD. ALL ERASE
1. Open the FUNC. menu, select (
) the
icon and press ( ).
2. Select (
) the [CARD OPERATIONS] menu and press ( ). Then,
select (
) the [PRINT ORD.ALL ERASE] option and press ( ).
3. Select (
) [YES] and press ( ) to erase all the print orders, then
close the menu.
All “
” disappear.
Printing
MENU
(
36)
PRINT
1. Connect the printer to the camcorder ( 97).
2. Open the FUNC. menu, select (
) the
icon and press (
3. Select (
) the [
PRINT] menu and press ( ).
).
• The print setting menu appears.
• “SET
PRINT ORDER” appears, when you connect a printer with direct print
function and select [
PRINT] without having set the print order.
4. Make sure that [PRINT] is selected and press (
).
Printing starts. The print setting menu disappears when printing is complete.
 Depending on the connected printer, you can select style or paper settings
before step 4.
 Cancel Printing/Printing Errors (
98)
 Restarting Printing
In
mode open the FUNC. menu, select
and press (
), then
select the [
PRINT] menu and press (
). Select [RESUME] in the print
setting menu and press (
). The remaining images will be printed.
Printing cannot be restarted in the following cases:
- When you change the print order settings.
- When you delete a still image with print order settings.
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Transferring Images
Transferring Memory Card Images to a
Computer
E
With the supplied USB cable and Digital Video Software, you can browse and archive
images or arrange still images for printout. For details, refer to the Digital Video Software
instruction manual (PDF file).
 Do not disconnect the USB cable, open the memory card cover, remove the
memory card, change the position of the TAPE/CARD switch or turn off the
camcorder and computer while data is being transferred to the computer (while
the camcorder’s CARD access indicator is flashing). Doing so may damage the
memory card’s data.
 Operation may not work correctly depending on the software and the
specifications/settings of your computer.
 The image files on your memory card and the image files saved on the hard
disk drive of your computer are valuable, original data files. If you wish to use
image files on your computer, make copies of them first, and use the copied file,
retaining the original.
 Make sure that camcorder and computer are not connected with a DV cable
before connecting the camcorder to the computer using the USB cable.
Otherwise, the computer may not operate properly.
 We recommend powering the camcorder from a household power source while
it is connected to the computer.
 Refer also to the computer instruction manual.
 Users of Windows XP and Mac OS X:
Your camcorder is equipped with the standard Picture Transfer Protocol (PTP)
allowing you to download still images (JPEG only) by simply connecting the
camcorder to a computer via USB cable without installing the software from the
DIGITAL VIDEO SOLUTION DISK.
Transferring Images
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Direct Transfer
You can transfer images to a computer by operating the camcorder.
ALL IMAGES...
NEW IMAGES...
Transfers all images to the computer.
Transfers only those images that have not yet been
transferred to the computer.
TRANSFER ORDERS... Transfers images with transfer orders to the computer.
SELECT & TRANSFER... Allows you to select an image and transfers the
selected image to the computer.
WALLPAPER...
Allows you to select a still image and transfers the
selected image to the computer as wallpaper.
Preparations
The first time you connect the camcorder to the computer, you need to install the software
and set the auto-launch setting.
1. Install the supplied Digital Video Software.
See Installing the Software in the Digital Video Software instruction manual (PDF file).
2. Set the camcorder to
mode.
3. Connect the camcorder to the computer using the USB cable.
See Connecting the Camcorder to a Computer in the Digital Video Software
instruction manual (PDF file).
4. Set the auto-launch setting.
• See Starting CameraWindow in the Digital Video Software instruction manual (PDF
file).
• The direct transfer menu appears on the camcorder screen.
From the second time on, you only need to connect the camcorder to the
computer to transfer images.
Transferring All Images, New Images or Images with
Transfer Orders
To transfer images with transfer order, you need to set the transfer orders (
1. Select (
)[
ALL IMAGES], [
NEW IMAGES]
or [
TRANSFER ORDERS] and press ( ).
A confirmation message appears.
104
106).
2. Select (
) [OK] and press (
).
• The images are transferred to the computer and displayed in the Main Window of
ZoomBrowser EX.
• The camcorder displays the transfer menu when transfer is complete.
• To cancel transfer, select (
) [CANCEL] and press (
), or press the
FUNC. button.
E
Transferring a Selected Image
1. Select (
( ).
2. Select (
press (
)[
SELECT & TRANSFER] and press
) the image you wish to transfer and
).
• The selected image is transferred to the computer and
displayed in the Main Window of ZoomBrowser EX or
ImageBrowser EX.
• To continue transferring, select (
) another image.
• Pressing the FUNC. button brings you back to the transfer menu.
Transferring a Still Image as Wallpaper
1. Select (
) [ WALLPAPER] and press ( ).
2. Select (
) the still image you wish to transfer as
wallpaper and press ( ).
• The selected image is transferred to the computer and
displayed on the desktop.
• Pressing the FUNC. button brings you back to the transfer
menu.
When the protect switch of the SD Memory Card is activated during image
transfer, the images will not be marked as “already transferred”, and will be
transferred again when you select [
NEW IMAGES] later.
Transferring Images
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Selecting Images for Transfer (Transfer Order)
You can select images for transfer to the computer. These transfer settings are
compatible with the Digital Print Order Format (DPOF) standards. A maximum of 998
images can be selected.
Do not connect a USB or DV cable to the camcorder while setting the transfer orders.
MENU
(
TRANS.ORDER OFF
36)
1. Select the image you wish to transfer.
2. Open the FUNC. menu and select (
) the transfer order icon.
3. Set (
) it to [TRANS.ORDER ON], press ( ) and close the menu.
To cancel the transfer order, set it to [TRANS.ORDER OFF] again.
Selecting in Index Screen Display
MENU
(
CARD OPERATIONS
36)
TRANSFER ORDER
1. Move the zoom lever toward W.
Up to 6 images appear.
2. Open the setup menus, select the [CARD OPERATIONS] menu and
press ( ).
Pressing the FUNC. button from the index screen will open the menu directly in the
setup menus screen.
3. Select (
4. Select (
) the [ TRANSFER ORDER] option and press ( ).
,
) the image you want to transfer and press ( ).
• “
” appears on the image.
• To cancel the transfer order, press (
) again.
5. Close the menu.
Erasing All Transfer Orders
MENU
(
CARD OPERATIONS
36)
TRANS.ORD.ALL ERASE
1. Open the FUNC. menu, select (
) the
icon and press ( ).
2. Select (
) the [CARD OPERATIONS] menu and press ( ). Then,
select (
) the [TRANS.ORD.ALL ERASE] option and press ( ).
3. Select (
) [YES] and press ( ) to erase all the transfer orders, then
close the menu.
All “
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” disappear.
Additional Information
Screen Displays
Hiding the Displays on the LCD Screen
E
You can hide the displays on the LCD screen to have a clear screen for playback.
MENU
(
36)
DISPLAY SETUP/
DISPLAYS ON
1. Open the FUNC. menu, select (
) the
icon and press ( ).
2. Select (
) the [DISPLAY SETUP/ ] menu and press ( ). Then,
select (
) the [DISPLAYS] option and press ( ).
3. Set it to [OFF <PLAYBK>] and press ( ) to save the changes, then
close the menu.
• Warning messages still appear, and the data code appears if turned on.
• The displays appear while a playback image is magnified or a digital effect is
activated.
• Tape operation displays appear for 2 seconds.
• Displays cannot be hidden on the index screen.
Hiding/Showing the Displays on the TV Screen
When you connect a TV for recording, you can select to hide the camcorder displays on
the TV screen. For playback, you can show the camcorder displays on the TV screen.
MENU
(
36)
DISPLAY SETUP/
TV SCREEN ON
1. Open the FUNC. menu, select (
) the
icon and press ( ).
2. Select (
) the [DISPLAY SETUP/ ] menu and press ( ). Then,
select (
) the [TV SCREEN] option and press ( ).
3. Set it to [ON] or [OFF] and press ( ) to save the changes, then close
the menu.
Additional
Information
107
Screen Displays during Recording/Playback
(see also
24)
Operating mode (
4), Zoom (
Exposure adjustment (
46)
Recording program (
41)
White balance (
48)
Image effects (
49)
Self-timer (
53)
25),
Digital effects (
56)
Shutter speed (
50)
Exposure lock (
45)
Recording reminder (
24)
Manual focus (
46)
Image stabilizer (
68)
Recording mode (
54)
Tape operation
Time code (
24)
Remaining tape (
24)
Widescreen mode (
60)
Wind screen (
55)
Audio mode (
55)
Condensation warning (
114)
White LED light (assist lamp)
(
52 )
Level marker (
22)
12 bit audio (
79)
End search (
63) /
Date search (
65) /
Audio dubbing (
77)
Tape operation
Joystick guide (
3)
Data code (
62)
: Recording
: Record
pause
: Stop
: Eject
: Playback
: Fast forward
: Rewind
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/
: Fast forward playback/
Rewind playback
(
30)
x2 / x2: x2 playback (
30)
x1 / x1: x1 playback (
30)
/ : Slow playback (
30)
/ : Frame advance playback/
frame reverse playback
(
30)
/
: Playback pause
(
30)
/
: Date search (
65)
/
: Zero set memory
(
64)
/
: Audio dubbing
(
77)
(see also
90)
Recording program (
41)
Movie size (
89)
Still image size/quality (
82)
Focusing frame (
91)
Remaining card capacity for still images
(
88)
Joystick guide (
3)
Camcorder shake warning (
51)
AF/AE locked (
91)
E
Slide show (
93)
Protect mark (
94)
File number (
84)
Current image/Total number of images
Still image size (
84)
Joystick guide (
3)
Data code (
62)
Additional
Information
109
List of Messages
Message
110
Explanation
SET THE TIME ZONE,
DATE AND TIME
You have not set the time zone, date and time. This message
appears each time you turn the power on until you set the time
zone, date and time.
19
CHANGE THE BATTERY
PACK
Battery pack is exhausted. Replace or charge the battery pack.
12
THE TAPE IS SET FOR
Cassette is protected. Replace the cassette or change the
ERASURE PREVENTION position of the protect switch.
117
REMOVE THE
CASSETTE
Camcorder stopped operating to protect the tape. Unload and
reload the cassette.
15
CHECK THE INPUT
DV cable is not connected, or the connected digital device is
turned off.
73
CONDENSATION HAS
BEEN DETECTED
Condensation has been detected in the camcorder.
114
CONDENSATION HAS
BEEN DETECTED
REMOVE THE
CASSETTE
Condensation has been detected in the camcorder. Unload the
cassette.
114
TAPE END
Tape reached the end. Rewind the tape or replace the cassette.
–
CHECK THE CASSETTE
[REC MODE]
You attempted to perform audio dubbing on a tape recorded in a
mode other than the SP mode.
77
CHECK THE CASSETTE
[AUDIO MODE]
You attempted to perform audio dubbing on a tape recorded in 16bit or 12-bit 4-channel sound.
77
CHECK THE CASSETTE
[BLANK]
You attempted to perform audio dubbing on a tape with a blank
section.
77
CHECK THE CASSETTE
[INCORRECT TAPE
SPECIFICATION]
You attempted to perform audio dubbing on a tape recorded in HD
standard.
–
INCORRECT TAPE
SPECIFICATION
PLAYBACK IS
RESTRICTED
You attempted to play back a tape recorded in HD standard.
–
INPUT SIGNAL NOT
SUPPORTED
You attempted to input video signal in HD standard through the
DV terminal.
73
HEADS DIRTY, USE
CLEANING CASSETTE
Video heads are dirty. Clean the video heads.
114
COPYRIGHT PROTECTED
PLAYBACK IS RESTRICTED
You attempted to play back a copyright protected tape.
74
COPYRIGHT PROTECTED
DUBBING RESTRICTED
You attempted to dub a copyright protected tape. May also appear
when an anomalous signal is received during analog line-in
recording, or during analog-digital conversion of a copyright
protected tape.
74
Memory Card Related Messages
Message
NO CARD
Explanation
Memory card not is inserted into the camcorder.
THE CARD IS SET FOR
SD Memory Card is set for erasure prevention. Replace the card
ERASURE PREVENTION or change the position of the protect switch.
81
E
81
NO IMAGES
No images are recorded on the memory card.
–
CARD ERROR
A memory card error occurred. The camcorder cannot record or
play back the image.
The error may be temporary. If the message disappears after 4
seconds and “
” flashes red, turn the camcorder off, remove
the card and reinsert the card. If “
” changes to green, you can
continue recording/playback.
–
CARD FULL
No remaining capacity on the memory card. Replace with another
card or erase images.
–
NAMING ERROR
File or folder number has reached the maximum value.
UNIDENTIFIABLE
IMAGE
Image is not recorded with JPEG compression, or with a
compression not compatible with the camcorder, or the image file
is corrupted.
TRANSFER
ORDER ERROR
You attempted to set more than 998 transfer orders.
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CANNOT TRANSFER!
You attempted to transfer a movie file as wallpaper.
105
THIS IMAGE CANNOT
BE RECORDED
Some analog images cannot be recorded on the memory card
depending on the signal.
–
TOO MANY STILL
IMAGES DISCONNECT
USB CABLE
Disconnect the USB cable and decrease the number of still
images on the memory card to less than 1800. If a dialog
appeared on the computer screen, close it. Reconnect the USB
cable.
–
84
–
Additional
Information
111
Direct Print Related Messages
Following messages may appear on the camcorder screen. On printers equipped with an
operation panel, an error number or message displays on the panel. Refer to the printer’s
manual for the remedies corresponding to the error numbers or messages.
Message
PAPER ERROR
112
Explanation
There is a problem with the paper. The paper is not correctly inserted,
the wrong paper size is inserted, or the ink cannot be used with the
selected paper.
NO PAPER
There is no paper.
PAPER JAM
The paper jammed during printing.
INK ERROR
Refer to the printer’s manual to solve the problem.
NO INK
The ink cartridge is not inserted or is out of ink. Refer to the printer’s
manual to solve the problem.
LOW INK LEVEL
The ink cartridge needs to be replaced soon.
WASTE TANK FULL
Waste tank is full. Refer to the instruction manual of your printer.
FILE ERROR
You attempted to print an image that was recorded with another
camcorder, with a different compression, or was edited on a computer.
CANNOT PRINT!
You attempted to print an image that was recorded with another
camcorder, with a different compression, or was edited on a computer.
COULD NOT PRINT X
IMAGES
You attempted to use the print order settings to print X images that were
recorded with another camcorder, with a different compression or were
edited on a computer.
SET
You attempted to print an image from the
[
PRINT] without having set the print order.
PRINT ORDER
menu
PRINT ORDER
ERROR
You attempted to set more than 998 still images in the print order.
PRINTER ERROR
Cancel printing. Turn off the printer and turn it back on. Check the printer
status.
PRINT ERROR
Cancel printing, disconnect the USB cable and turn off the printer. After a
while, turn the printer back on and reconnect the USB cable. Check the
printer status.
HARDWARE ERROR
Refer to the printer’s manual to solve the problem.
COMMUNICATION
ERROR
The printer is experiencing a data transmission error. Cancel printing,
disconnect the USB cable and turn off the printer. After a while, turn the
printer back on and reconnect the USB cable.
Or, you attempted to print from a memory card that contains a large
number of images. Reduce the number of images.
PRINTER IN USE
The printer is in use. Check the printer status.
PAPER LEVER ERROR
Paper lever error occurred. Adjust the paper selection lever to the proper
position.
PRINTER COVER OPEN
Close the printer cover securely.
NO PRINTHEAD
No print head is installed in the printer or print head is defect. Refer to the
instruction manual of your printer.
Maintenance/Others
Camcorder Handling Precautions
E
 Do not carry the camcorder by the LCD panel.
 Do not leave the camcorder in places subject to high temperatures, such as a sunheated car, and high humidity.
 Do not use the camcorder near strong electric or magnetic fields such as above TVs,
near plasma TVs or mobile phones.
 Do not point the lens or viewfinder at strong light sources. Do not leave the camcorder
pointed at a bright subject.
 Do not use the camcorder in dusty or sandy places. Dust or sand getting inside the
cassette or camcorder may cause damage. Dust and sand can also damage the lens.
Attach the lens cap after use.
 The camcorder is not waterproof. Water, mud or salt getting inside the cassette or
camcorder may cause damage.
 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.
 Avoid sudden changes in temperature. Moving the camcorder rapidly between hot and
cold temperatures may cause condensation to form on its internal surfaces (
114).
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.
 After storage, check the functions of your camcorder to make sure that the camcorder
is still working properly.
Cleaning
Camcorder Body and Lens
 Use a soft, dry cloth to clean the camcorder body and lens. Never use chemically
treated cloth or volatile solvents such as paint thinner.
LCD Screen
 Clean the LCD screen using a commercially available cleaning cloth for glasses.
 Condensation may form on the surface of the screen when the temperature changes
suddenly. Wipe it with a soft dry cloth.
 At cold temperatures, the screen may be darker than usual. This is not a malfunction.
The screen returns to normal when the camcorder warms up.
Additional
Information
113
Viewfinder
 Clean the viewfinder screen using a blower brush or a commercially available cleaning
cloth for glasses.
Video Heads
 When the playback picture becomes distorted, the video heads need to be cleaned.
 To maintain the best picture quality, we recommend cleaning the video heads
frequently with the Canon DVM-CL Digital Video Head Cleaning Cassette or a
commercially available dry cleaning cassette.
 Tapes already recorded with dirty video heads may not be played back correctly even
when you clean the video heads.
 Do not use wet type cleaning cassettes as this may damage the camcorder.
Condensation
Moving the camcorder rapidly between hot and cold temperature 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 from an
air-conditioned room to warm, humid
place
When the camcorder is moved from a
cold place to a warm room
When the camcorder is left in a humid
room
When a cold room is heated rapidly
How to avoid condensation:
 Unload the cassette, place the camcorder in an airtight plastic bag and let it adjust to
temperature changes slowly before removing it from the bag.
114
When condensation is detected:
 The camcorder stops operating and the warning message “CONDENSATION HAS
BEEN DETECTED” appears for approx. 4 seconds and “ ” starts flashing.
 If a cassette is loaded, the warning message “REMOVE THE CASSETTE” appears
and “ ” starts flashing. Remove the cassette immediately and leave the cassette
compartment open. Leaving the cassette in the camcorder may damage the tape.
 A cassette cannot be loaded when condensation is detected.
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Resuming use:
 It takes about 1 hour until the water droplets evaporate. After the condensation warning
stops flashing, wait for 1 more hour before resuming use.
Battery Pack Handling Precautions
DANGER!
Treat the battery pack with care.
• Keep it away from fire (or it might explode).
• Do not expose the battery pack to temperatures higher than 60 °C. 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 or knock it.
• Do not get it wet.
 Charged battery packs continue to discharge naturally. Therefore, charge them on the
day of use, or the day before, to ensure a full charge.
 Attach the terminal cover whenever a battery pack is not in use. Contact with metallic
objects may cause a short circuit and damage the battery pack.
 Dirty terminals may cause a poor contact between the battery pack and the camcorder.
Wipe the terminals with a soft cloth.
 Since storing a charged battery pack for a long time (about 1 year) can shorten its
lifecycle or affect performance, we recommend to discharge the battery pack fully and
to store it in a dry place at temperatures no higher than 30 °C. If you do not use the
battery pack for long periods, charge and discharge it fully at least once a year. If you
have more than 1 battery pack, perform these precautions at the same time for all
battery packs.
 Although the battery pack’s operating temperature range is from 0 °C to 40 °C, the
optimal range is from 10 °C to 30 °C. At cold temperatures, performance will
temporarily decline. Warm it in your pocket before use.
 Replace the battery pack if the usable time after full charge diminishes substantially at
normal temperatures.
Additional
Information
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About the battery terminal cover
The battery terminal cover has a [
]-shaped hole. This is useful when you wish to
differentiate between charged and uncharged battery packs. For example, with charged
battery packs, attach the terminal cover so that the [
]-shaped hole shows the blue
label.
Back side of the
battery pack
Terminal cover attached
Charged
Uncharged
Lithium Button Battery Handling Precautions
WARNING!
• The battery used in this device may present a fire or chemical burn hazard if
mishandled. Do not recharge, disassemble, heat above 100 °C or incinerate the
battery.
CR1616:
• Replace the battery with a CR1616 made by Panasonic, Hitachi Maxell, Sony,
Toshiba, Varta or Renata. Use of other batteries may present a risk of fire or
explosion.
CR2025:
• Replace the battery with a CR2025 made by Panasonic, Hitachi Maxell, Sony, Sanyo,
or with Duracell2025. Use of other batteries may present a risk of fire or explosion.
• The used battery should be returned to the supplier for safe disposal.
 Do not pick up the battery using tweezers or other metal tools as this will cause a short
circuit.
 Wipe the battery with a clean dry cloth to ensure proper contact.
 Keep the battery out of reach of children. If it is swallowed, seek medical assistance
immediately. The battery case may break and the battery fluids may damage stomach
and intestines.
 Do not disassemble, heat or immerse the battery in water to avoid the risk of explosion.
Cassette Handling Precautions
 Rewind tapes after use. If the tape becomes slack and damaged, it may cause picture
and sound distortion.
 Return cassettes in the case and store them upright.
 Do not leave the cassette in the camcorder after use.
 Do not use spliced tapes or nonstandard cassettes as they may damage the
camcorder.
 Do not use tapes that have been jammed as video heads may become dirty.
 Do not insert anything into the small holes of the cassette, or cover them with
cellophane tape.
 Handle cassettes with care. Do not drop or subject them to severe impact as this may
damage the cassettes.
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 Rewind tapes from time to time if they are stored for a long time.
 With cassettes equipped with a memory function, metal plated terminals may become
dirty with use. Clean the terminals with a cotton swab after about 10 times of loading/
unloading. The memory function is not supported by the camcorder.
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Protecting Tapes from Accidental Erasure
To protect your recordings from accidental
erasure, slide the tab on the cassette to the
left. (This switch position is usually labeled
SAVE or ERASE OFF.)
If you load a protected cassette in CAMERA
mode, the message “THE TAPE IS SET FOR
ERASURE PREVENTION” appears for
approx. 4 seconds and “ ” starts flashing. If
you wish to record on that cassette, slide the tab back to the right.
REC
SAVE
REC
SAVE
Memory Card Handling Precautions
 Initialize new memory cards with the camcorder. Memory cards initialized with other
devices such as a computer may not operate correctly.
 We recommend saving backups of memory card images on your computer’s hard drive
or other external memory device. Image data may be corrupted or lost due to memory
card defects or exposure to static electricity. Canon Inc. makes no warranties for
corrupted or lost data.
 Do not turn off the camcorder, disconnect the power source, open the memory card
cover or remove the memory card while the CARD access indicator is flashing.
 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 memory cards.
 Do not bend, drop, or subject memory cards to shocks and do not expose them to
water.
 Moving a memory card rapidly between hot and cold temperatures may cause
condensation to form on its external and internal surfaces. If condensation forms on the
card, put it aside until the droplets have evaporated completely.
 Do not touch or expose the terminals to dust or dirt.
 Check the direction before inserting the memory card. Forcing a memory card
backwards into the slot may damage the memory card or the camcorder.
 Do not remove the label from the memory card, or affix other labels on the memory
card.
Additional
Information
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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
the 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 with PAL system. The PAL system is used
in the following countries/areas:
Algeria, Australia, Austria, Bangladesh, Belgium, Brunei, China, Denmark, Finland,
Germany, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Ireland,
Italy, Jordan, Kenya, Kuwait, Liberia, Malaysia, Malta, Mozambique, the Netherlands,
New Zealand, North Korea, Norway, Oman, Pakistan, Portugal, Qatar, Serbia and
Montenegro, Sierra Leone, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Swaziland,
Sweden, Switzerland, Tanzania, Thailand, Turkey, Uganda, United Arab Emirates, United
Kingdom, Yemen, Zambia.
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Troubleshooting
If you have a problem with your camcorder, refer to this checklist. Consult your dealer or a
Canon Service Center if the problem persists.
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Power Source
Problem
Camcorder will not turn on.
Cause
Solution
Battery pack is exhausted.
Replace or charge the battery
pack.
12
Battery pack is not correctly
attached.
Attach the battery pack
correctly.
12
Battery pack is exhausted.
Replace or charge the battery
pack.
12
Power save function has
been activated.
Turn on the camcorder.
22
Battery pack is exhausted.
Replace or charge the battery
pack.
12
Cassette compartment cover
is not fully open.
Open the cassette
compartment cover fully.
15
Battery pack is exhausted.
Replace or charge the battery
pack.
12
The camcorder malfunctions.
Consult a Canon Service
Center.
–
LCD/viewfinder switches on
and off.
Battery pack is exhausted.
Replace or charge the battery
pack.
12
Battery pack will not charge.
Battery packs will not charge
outside the temperature
range of 0 °C and 40°C.
Charge the battery pack in
temperatures between 0 °C
and 40 °C.
–
Battery packs become hot
with use and may not charge.
Wait until the battery pack
temperature is below 40 °C
and retry charging.
–
The battery pack is damaged.
Use a different battery pack.
–
The camcorder switches off
by itself.
Cassette compartment will
not open.
Cassette compartment
stopped during loading/
unloading.
Recording/Playback
Problem
Buttons will not work.
Cause
Solution
Camcorder is not turned on.
Turn on the camcorder.
21
Cassette is not loaded.
Load a cassette.
15
“
” flashes on the screen.
Cassette is not loaded.
Load a cassette.
15
“
” flashes on the screen.
Battery pack is exhausted.
Replace or charge the battery
pack.
12
“
” flashes on the screen.
See reference page.
114
Camcorder stopped operating
to protect the tape.
Unload and reload the
cassette.
15
The wireless controller will not
work.
[WL.REMOTE] is set to
[OFF
].
Set [WL.REMOTE] to [ON].
67
The battery of the wireless
controller is exhausted.
Replace the battery.
17
Additional
Information
Condensation is detected.
“REMOVE THE CASSETTE”
appears on the screen.
119
Recording
Problem
Cause
Camcorder is not set to
mode.
Set the camcorder to
mode.
21
“SET THE TIME ZONE,
DATE AND TIME” appears on
the screen.
Time zone, date and time are
not set.
Set the time zone, date and
time.
19
Backup battery is exhausted.
Replace the backup battery
and reset the time zone, date
and time.
14
Backup battery is inserted the
wrong way.
Insert the backup battery with
the + side facing outward and
set the time zone, date and
time.
14
Camcorder is turned off.
Turn on the power.
21
Cassette is not loaded.
Load a cassette.
15
Tape reached the end
(“
END” flashes on the
screen).
Rewind the tape or replace
the cassette.
15
Change the position of the
protect switch.
117
Camcorder is set to a mode
other than the
mode.
Set the camcorder to
mode.
21
Autofocus does not work on
that subject.
Focus manually.
46
Viewfinder is not adjusted.
Adjust the viewfinder with the
dioptric adjustment lever.
16
Lens is dirty.
Clean the lens.
113
Pressing the start/stop button
will not start recording.
Cassette is protected (“
flashes on the screen).
Camcorder will not focus.
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Solution
Image will not appear on the
screen.
”
A vertical light bar appears on
the screen.
Bright light in a dark scene
may cause a vertical light bar
(smear) to appear. This is not
a malfunction.
Viewfinder picture is blurred.
Viewfinder is not adjusted.
Sound is distorted or
recorded in a lower volume
than the actual volume.
When recording near loud
sound (such as fireworks,
drums or concerts), sound
may become distorted or may
not be recorded in the actual
sound level. This is not a
malfunction.
–
–––
Adjust the viewfinder with the
dioptric adjustment lever.
16
–
–––
Playback
Problem
Cause
Pressing the playback button
does not start playback.
Camcorder is turned off, or is
not set to
mode.
Set the camcorder to
mode.
29
The TAPE/CARD switch is set
to CARD.
Set the TAPE/CARD switch to
TAPE.
29
Cassette is not loaded.
Load a cassette.
15
Tape reached the end
(“
END” flashes on the
screen).
Rewind the tape.
29
Set [AV
76
Image will not appear on the
TV screen.
[AV
Tape is running, but image will
not appear on the TV screen.
TV/VIDEO selector on the TV
is not set to VIDEO.
No sound from the built-in
speaker.
Solution
DV] to [OFF].
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DV] is set to [ON].
Set the selector to VIDEO.
32
Video heads are dirty.
Clean the video heads.
114
You attempted to play back or
dub copyright protected tape.
Stop playback/dubbing.
–
Speaker volume is turned off.
Adjust the volume with the
[SPEAKER VOLUME] option
of the [AUDIO SETUP] menu.
31
Memory Card Operation
Problem
Cause
Solution
Memory card cannot be
inserted.
Memory card was not facing
the correct direction.
Turn the memory card over
and reinsert it.
81
Memory card cannot be
recorded.
Memory card is full.
Replace the memory card or
erase images.
81,
95
Memory card is not initialized.
Initialize the memory card.
96
Memory card is not inserted.
Insert a memory card.
81
File number reached
maximum value.
Set [FILE.NOS.] to [RESET]
and insert a new memory
card.
84
SD Memory Card is
protected.
Change the position of the
protect switch.
81
Memory card cannot be
played back.
Camcorder is not set to
mode.
Set the camcorder to
mode.
92
Memory card is not inserted.
Insert a memory card.
81
Image cannot be erased.
Image is protected.
Cancel the protection.
94
“
” flashes red.
SD memory card is protected. Change the position of the
protect switch.
81
Card error occurred.
96
Turn off the camcorder.
Remove and reinsert the
memory card. Initialize the
memory card if flashing
persists.
Additional
Information
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System Diagram
(Availability differs from area to area)
WS-20 Wrist Strap
SS-900 Shoulder Strap
CB-2LTE
CBC-NB2
Car Battery Charger Battery Charger
MiniDV
Video Cassette
CB-2LWE
Battery Charger
NB-2L, NB-2LH,
BP-2L5*, BP-2L12,
BP-2L14 Battery Pack
CA-570 Compact
Power Adapter
NB-2L, NB-2LH,
BP-2L5, BP-2L12,
BP-2L14 Battery Pack
WL-D85
Wireless
Controller
PC-A10 SCART
TV
Adapter
STV-250N
Stereo Video Cable
VCR
CV-150F/CV-250F
DV Cable
SD Memory Card
Digital Device
Card Adapter
Reader/Writer
MultiMediaCard
IFC-300PCU
USB Cable
SC-2000 Soft
Carrying Case
PictBridge-compliant printers
* The BP-2L5 is not available as a separate optional accessory.
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Computer
Optional Accessories
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.
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Battery Packs
When you need extra battery packs, select
from the following: NB-2L, NB-2LH, BP-2L12,
BP-2L14.
CB-2LTE/CB-2LWE Battery Charger
Use the battery charger for charging the
battery packs.
Battery Pack
BP-2L5
NB-2L
NB-2LH
BP-2L12
BP-2L14
Charging Time
70 min.
80 min.
90 min.
150 min.
170 min.
Charging time varies according to the charging condition.
CBC-NB2 Car Battery Charger
Use the car battery charger to charge battery
packs on the move. The car battery cable
plugs into your car’s cigarette lighter and runs
off a 12-24 V DC negative ground battery.
WS-20 Wrist Strap
Use this for extra additional protection for
active shooting.
Additional
Information
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SC-2000 Soft Carrying Case
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.
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Specifications
MV960/MV950/MV940/MV930
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System
Video Recording System
Audio Recording System
Television System
Image Sensor
Tape Format
Tape Speed
Maximum Recording Time
(80 min. cassette)
Fast Forward/Rewind Time
LCD Screen
Viewfinder
Microphone
Lens
Lens Configuration
AF System
Minimum Focusing Distance
White Balance
Minimum Illumination
Recommended Illumination
Image Stabilization
2 rotary heads, helical scanning DV system (consumer digital VCR SD
system), digital component recording
PCM digital sound: 16 bit (48 kHz/2 ch); 12 bit (32 kHz/4 ch)
CCIR standard (625 lines, 50 fields) PAL color signal
1/6-inch CCD, approx. 800,000 pixels
Effective pixels: Tape: 16:9 (with image stabilizer): approx. 470,000
16:9 (no image stabilizer): approx. 530,000
4:3 recording: approx. 400,000
Card (still images): approx. 530,000
Videocassettes bearing the “MiniDV” mark.
SP: 18.83 mm/s, LP: 12.57 mm/s
SP: 80 min., LP: 120 min.
Approx. 2 min. 20 sec. (with a 60 min. cassette)
2.7-inch. wide, TFT color, approx. 112,000 pixels
0.3-inch. TFT color, approx. 123,000 pixels
Stereo electret condenser microphone
f=2.6-65 mm, F/1.8-4.4, 25x power zoom
35 mm equivalent:
Tape: 16:9 (with image stabilizer): 43.6-1090 mm
16:9 (no image stabilizer): 41.0-1025 mm
4:3 recording: 49.8-1245 mm
Card (still images): approx. 43.6-1090 mm
10 elements in 8 groups
TTL autofocus, manual focusing possible
1 m; 1 cm on maximum wide angle
Auto white balance, pre-set white balance (DAYLIGHT, TUNGSTEN) or
custom white balance
2.0 lx (Night recording program, shutter speed at 1/6)
More than 100 lx
Electronic
Memory Card
Recording Media
Size of Images on the Card
Additional
Information
SD Memory Card, MultiMediaCard*
Still image: 1024 x 768, 640 x 480 pixels
Movie: 320 x 240, 160 x 120 pixels, 12.5 frames/sec.
File Format
Design rule for Camera File System (DCF), Exif 2.2** compliant, DPOF
compliant
Image Compression Method
Still image: JPEG (compression: Super Fine, Fine, Normal)
Movie: Video data: Motion JPEG, audio data: WAVE (monaural)
* The camcorder's operations have been tested with SD memory cards up to 2GB. Performance cannot be
guaranteed for all memory cards.
** This camcorder supports Exif 2.2 (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.
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Input/Output Terminals
AV Terminal
Ø3.5 mm minijack, output only (
: input/output)
Video:
1 Vp-p/75 ohms unbalanced
Audio output:
–10 dBV (47 kohm load)/3 kohms or less
Audio input: –10 dBV/40 kohms or more
Special 4-pin connector (IEEE 1394 compliant)
Input/Output
Output only
mini-B
DV Terminal
USB Terminal
Power/Others
Power supply (rated)
Power consumption (AF on)
Operating temperature
Dimensions (W x H x D)
Weight (camcorder body only)
7.4 V DC
2.4W (using viewfinder), 2.5 W (using LCD screen in normal brightness)
0 – 40 °C
49 x 92 x 115 mm excluding protrusions
380 g
CA-570 Compact Power Adapter
Power supply
Power consumption
Rated output
Operating temperature
Dimensions
Weight
100 – 240 V AC, 50/60 Hz
17W
8.4 V DC, 1.5 A
0 – 40 °C
52 x 90 x 29 mm
135 g
NB-2LH Battery Pack
Battery type
Rated voltage
Operating temperature
Battery capacity
Dimensions
Weight
Rechargeable Lithium Ion Battery
7.4 V DC
0 – 40 °C
720 mAh
33.3 x 16.2 x 45.2 mm
43g
BP-2L5 Battery Pack
Battery type
Rated voltage
Operating temperature
Battery capacity
Dimensions
Weight
Rechargeable Lithium Ion Battery
7.4 V DC
0 – 40 °C
530 mAh
33.3 x 16.2 x 45.2 mm
40 g
Weight and dimensions are approximate. Errors and omissions excepted. Subject to
change without notice.
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Index
1
only 2
16:9 (Widescreen) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60
6-second auto date . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62
A
Abroad, using the camcorder . . . . . . . 118
Accessories . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7, 123
Analog line-in recording1 . . . . . . . . . . . 72
Analog/digital (A/D) converter1 . . . . . . . 75
Assist lamp2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52
Audio dubbing3 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77
Audio mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55
Audio output channel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
Auto slow shutter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51
Autofocus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46
AV terminal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
only 3
only
E
Easy mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41
Effects . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57
End search . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63
Erasing still images . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 95
Exposure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45
F
Faders . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56
File numbers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84
Fireworks (recording program) . . . . . . . 42
Focus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46
Focus priority . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 91
Focusing mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 91
G
B
14
12
42
67
Grip belt . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Card jump . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 93
Card mix . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57
Condensation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 114
Connection to a computer . . . . . . 80, 103
Connection
to a digital recording device . . . . . . . . 70
Connection to a TV or VCR . . . . . . . . . 32
Copyright signals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74
Image effects . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49
Image stabilizer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68
Infinity focus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47
Initialization (memory card) . . . . . . . . . . 96
Backup battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Battery pack . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Beach (recording program) . . . . . . . . .
Beep . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
E
C
D
I
L
Language . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66
LCD backlight . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
LCD brightness . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67
LCD screen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
LP mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54
M
Magnification of playback image . . . . . 61
Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 113
Manual focus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46
Memory card . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81
Menus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
Messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 110
Movie size (memory card) . . . . . . . . . . 83
MultiMediaCard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81
Additional
Information
Data code . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62
Date and time . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Date format . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66
Date search . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65
Demo mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69
Digital effects . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56
Digital zoom . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
Direct print function . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 97
Direct transfer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 104
DV dubbing3 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73
DV terminal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70, 80
H
Handling precautions . . . . . . . . . . . . . 113
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N
Night (recording program) . . . . . . . . . . 41
O
On-screen displays . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 107
Operating modes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Playback - Memory card . . . . . . . . . . . 92
Playback - Tape . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
Portrait (recording program) . . . . . . . . . 41
Power adapter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Print order . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 101
Printing still images . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 97
Program AE (recording program) . . . . . 41
Protecting still images . . . . . . . . . . . . . 94
Protecting tapes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 117
R
23
23
89
21
85
54
41
67
S
SD Memory Card . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Self timer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Shutter speed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Slide show . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Snow (recording program) . . . . . . . . . .
SP mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Speaker volume . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Sports (recording program) . . . . . . . . .
Spotlight (recording program) . . . . . . . .
Start-up image . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Still image quality/size . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Still image review . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Sunset (recording program) . . . . . . . . .
81
53
50
93
41
54
31
41
42
68
83
88
42
T
Time zone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Transfer order . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 106
Transferring still images to a computer 103
128
U
USB terminal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 97, 103
V
P
Record review . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Record search . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Recording - Movies (memory card) . . .
Recording - Movies (tape) . . . . . . . . . .
Recording - Still images
(memory card) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Recording mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Recording programs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Remote sensor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Transferring video to a computer . . . . . 80
Tripod . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
Troubleshooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 119
Video heads . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 114
Videocassettes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Viewfinder, dioptric adjustment . . . . . . . 16
Volume . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
W
White balance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48
White LED light2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52
Widescreen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60
Wind screen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55
Wireless controller . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Z
Zero set memory . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64
Zoom . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
Zoom speed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
CANON INC.
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P.O. Box 2262, 1180 EG Amstelveen, The Netherlands
Canon UK Ltd.
CCI Service Centre, Unit 130
Centennial Park, Borehamwood, Hertfordshire, WD6 3SE, England
Telephone 0870-241-2161
Canon Australia Pty. Ltd.
Info-Line: 131383
www.canon.com.au
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Customer Care: (09) 489 0470
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Canon Singapore Pte. Ltd
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Tel: (65) 6799 8888
Fax: (65) 6799 8882
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