Canon G20 Hi Instruction manual

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Introduction
Important Usage Instructions
WARNING
TO REDUCE THE RISK OF FIRE OR ELECTRIC SHOCK, DO NOT EXPOSE THIS PRODUCT TO RAIN OR MOISTURE.
WARNING
TO REDUCE THE RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK AND TO REDUCE ANNOYING INTERFERENCE, USE THE RECOMMENDED ACCESSORIES
ONLY.
COPYRIGHT WARNING:
Unauthorized recording of copyrighted materials may infringe on the rights of copyright owners and be contrary to copyright
laws.
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HD Camcorder, VIXIA HF G20 systems
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1) This device may not cause harmful
interference, and (2) this device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.
Note: This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for class B digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These
limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation. This equipment generates, uses
and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and use in accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful interference to
radio communications. However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation. If this equipment does cause
harmful interference to radio or television reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to
try to correct the interference by one or more of the following measures:
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Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is connected.
Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
Use of shielded cable is required to comply with class B limits in Subpart B of Part 15 of FCC Rules.
Do not make any changes or modifications to the equipment unless otherwise specified in the manual. If such changes or modifications should
be made, you could be required to stop operation of the equipment.
Canon U.S.A., Inc.
One Canon Park, Melville, New York 11747, USA
Tel No. 1-800-OK-CANON (1-800-652-2666)
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The Mains plug is used as the disconnect device. The Mains plug shall remain readily operable to disconnect the plug in case of an accident.
CAUTION:
• Danger of explosion if the wrong type of batteries are attached. Use only the same type of batteries.
• Do not expose batteries or product to excessive heat such as the inside of a car under direct sunlight, fire, etc.
Important Warning
CAUTION
RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK
DO NOT OPEN
CAUTION:
TO REDUCE THE RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK, DO NOT
REMOVE COVER (OR BACK). NO USER-SERVICEABLE
PARTS INSIDE. REFER SERVICING TO QUALIFIED
SERVICE PERSONNEL.
The lightning flash with arrowhead symbol, within
an equilateral triangle, is intended to alert the user
to the presence of uninsulated “dangerous
voltage” within the product’s enclosure, that may
be of sufficient magnitude to constitute a risk of
electric shock to persons.
The exclamation point, within an equilateral
triangle, is intended to alert the user to the
presence of important operating and maintenance
(servicing) instructions in the literature
accompanying the product.
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
In these safety instructions the word “product” refers to the Canon HD Camcorder VIXIA HF G20 and all its accessories.
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Read these instructions.
Keep these instructions.
Heed all warnings.
Follow all instructions.
Do not use this apparatus near water.
Clean only with dry cloth.
Do not install near any heat sources such as radiators, heat registers, stoves, or other apparatus (including amplifiers) that
produce heat.
Do not defeat the safety purpose of the polarized or grounding-type plug. A polarized plug has two blades with one wider than the
other. A grounding type plug has two blades and a third grounding prong. The wide blade or the third prong are provided for your
safety. If the provided plug does not fit into your outlet, consult an electrician for replacement of the obsolete outlet.
Protect the power cord from being walked on or pinched particularly at plugs, convenience receptacles, and the point where they
exit from the apparatus.
Only use attachments/accessories specified by the manufacturer.
Unplug this apparatus during lightning storms or when unused for long periods of time.
Refer all servicing to qualified service personnel. Servicing is required when the apparatus has been damaged in any way, such as
power-supply cord or plug is damaged, liquid has been spilled or objects have fallen into the apparatus, the apparatus has been
exposed to rain or moisture, does not operate normally, or has been dropped.
CA-570 identification plate is located on the bottom.
This Class B digital apparatus complies with Canadian ICES-003.
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Trademark Acknowledgements
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SD, SDHC and SDXC Logos are trademarks of SD-3C, LLC.
Microsoft and Windows are trademarks or registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries.
Apple and Mac OS are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries.
“x.v.Color” and the “x.v.Color” logo are trademarks.
HDMI, the HDMI logo and High-Definition Multimedia Interface are trademarks or registered trademarks of HDMI Licensing LLC in the
United States and other countries.
“AVCHD” and the “AVCHD” logo are trademarks of Panasonic Corporation and Sony Corporation.
Manufactured under license from Dolby Laboratories.
“Dolby” and the double-D symbol are trademarks of Dolby Laboratories.
YouTube is a trademark of Google Inc.
Facebook is a registered trademark of Facebook, Inc.
Other names and products not mentioned above may be trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective companies.
This device incorporates exFAT technology licensed from Microsoft.
"Full HD 1080" refers to Canon camcorders compliant with high-definition video composed of 1,080 vertical pixels
(scanning lines).
ANY USE OF THIS PRODUCT OTHER THAN CONSUMER PERSONAL USE IN ANY MANNER THAT COMPLIES WITH THE
MPEG-2 STANDARD FOR ENCODING VIDEO INFORMATION FOR PACKAGED MEDIA IS EXPRESSLY PROHIBITED WITHOUT A LICENSE
UNDER APPLICABLE PATENTS IN THE MPEG-2 PATENT PORTFOLIO, WHICH LICENSE IS AVAILABLE FROM MPEG LA, L.L.C., 250
STEELE STREET, SUITE 300, DENVER, COLORADO 80206.
This product is licensed under AT&T patents for the MPEG-4 standard and may be used for encoding MPEG-4 compliant video and/or
decoding MPEG-4 compliant video that was encoded only (1) for a personal and non-commercial purpose or (2) by a video provider
licensed under the AT&T patents to provide MPEG-4 compliant video. No license is granted or implied for any other use for MPEG-4
standard.
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Highlights of the VIXIA HF G20
The Canon VIXIA HF G20 HD Camcorder is a high-performance camcorder whose compact size
makes it ideal in a variety of situations. The following are just some of the many functions featured in
the camcorder.
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HD Recording
Manual controls at your fingertips
HD CMOS PRO and DIGIC DV III
processor
The camcorder is equipped with a
1/3-inch CMOS sensor that captures video at
an effective pixel count of approximately 2.07
megapixels (1920x1080). The video is then
processed by the state-of-the-art DIGIC DV III
image processor. This allows the camcorder to
excel in low-light situations and produce a
wide dynamic range.
Wide zoom lens
With a focal length at full wide angle of
30.4 mm (35 mm equivalent), the camcorder
has superb wide-angle shooting capability. The
minimum object distance is 60 cm (2 ft.)
throughout the entire zoom range, which
means that you can create a pleasing blurred
background effect at full telephoto. The
8-bladed iris aperture also enhances the
blurred background effect.
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Shoot cinematic video
Using CINEMA mode and the cinema-look
filters (A 101), you can make recordings that
truly look and feel cinematic.
The focus ring helps you achieve the focus you
are looking for. Furthermore, you can assign
certain frequently used functions to a
customizable button and adjust those
functions with the accompanying dial (A 84).
Face detection
When a subject's face is detected, the
camcorder can track and focus on it (A 49).
Furthermore, you can have the camcorder in
manual focus but switch to autofocus only
when a face is detected, ensuring that
important subjects are in focus.
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Relay recording and double slot
recording
When you use relay recording (A 35), you
can use the double memory card slot to keep
on recording video without interruption. Double
slot recording (A 36) allows you to record
movies simultaneously to two memory cards,
which is a convenient way to back up your
recordings.
Other Features
Audio
Operability
Emphasis on versatility
This camcorder has features to make it usable
as a main camera but is also small enough to
be very portable. The advanced image
stabilization (A 55) will let you shoot in a
variety of situations in the field. Moreover, in
full-automatic mode, Intelligent IS (A 40) will
select the optimal type of image stabilization
for the recording situation.
With the audio scene select function (A 68),
you can optimize the audio settings of the
built-in microphone by selecting the audio
scene that matches your surroundings. Your
audience will feel even more immersed in the
scene during playback.
Smart AUTO
Smart AUTO (A 40) automatically selects the
best scene mode for the scene you want to
shoot. You get spectacular recordings every
time without worrying about settings.
LCD screen and viewfinder
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The LCD screen and viewfinder both have
100% frame coverage, which will ensure that
you can accurately check that your shots are
framed how you want them.
Touch AE
By simply touching the screen, you can make
dark areas in the picture appear brighter
(A 60). This operation is simple yet allows
you to shoot with the desired exposure.
Added and improved functionality
Other functions include two types of video
scopes (A 79), conversion to standard
definition (A 133) and Story Creator mode
(A 99), which allows you to create
engrossing video stories.
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Enjoying your Recordings on Other Devices
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Connect the camcorder to an
HDTV (A 119)
AVCHD-compatible HDTVs and
digital recorders with a card slot
compatible with the type of
memory card used*
Play video directly
from your recorded
memory card
Eye-Fi
Use an Eye-Fi card (A 136)
to wirelessly upload
recordings to your computer
or a video sharing Web site
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Save or upload to
the Web
Create discs
Use the supplied PIXELA’s
software (A 127, 133)
High Definition
Standard Definition
Convert your HD movies, in the camcorder itself, to standard
definition files (A 133)
* Refer to the instruction manual of the device. Depending on the device used, correct playback may
not be possible even if the device is AVCHD-compatible. In such case, play back the recordings on the
memory card using the camcorder.
Table of contents
1 Introduction 10
About this Manual 10
Conventions Used in this Manual 10
Supplied Accessories and CD-ROMs 12
Names of Parts 14
2 Preparations 20
Charging the Battery Pack 20
Preparing the Camcorder 22
Attaching the Lens Hood 22
Using the Viewfinder 22
Adjusting the Position and Brightness of
the LCD Screen 23
Grip Belt and Straps 24
Wireless Controller 25
Using a Tripod 26
Basic Operation of the Camcorder 27
Using the Touch Screen 27
Operating Modes 28
Using the Menus 29
First Time Settings 31
Setting the Date and Time 31
Changing the Language 31
Changing the Time Zone 32
Using a Memory Card 33
Memory Cards Compatible for Use with
the Camcorder 33
Inserting and Removing a Memory
Card 34
Selecting the Memory for the
Recordings 34
Relay Recording 35
Double Slot Recording 36
Initializing the Memory 36
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3 Recording 38
Recording Movies and Photos 38
Preparing to Record 38
Recording in AUTO Mode 39
Recording in n (Manual) Mode 42
Quick Start Function 44
Selecting the Video Quality (Recording
Mode) 45
Selecting the Frame Rate 46
Focus Adjustment 47
Manual Focus 47
Autofocus 48
Face Detection 49
Touch & Track 51
Zooming 52
Using the Zoom Lever or Wireless
Controller 52
Using the Touch Screen’s Zoom
Controls 53
Soft Zoom Control 54
Digital Tele-Converter 54
Advanced Image Stabilization 55
Automatic Gain Control (AGC) Limit 56
Automatic Exposure Recording
Programs 57
Exposure Adjustment 59
Using the Manual Exposure Recording
Program 59
Exposure Compensation 60
White Balance 62
Special Scene Recording Programs 64
Image Effects 66
Self Timer 67
Audio Scenes and Other Audio
Settings 68
Audio Recording Level 69
Built-In Microphone Directionality 70
Audio Equalizer 71
Auto Wind Screen 71
Audio Mix 72
Using Headphones 73
Using the Mini Advanced Shoe 74
Using an External Microphone 75
Using the SM-V1 Surround Microphone
or DM-100 Directional Stereo
Microphone 75
Using the WM-V1 Wireless
Microphone 76
Using Commercially Available
Microphones 76
Using an External Video Light 77
Color Bars/Audio Reference Signal 78
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Video Scopes 79
Displaying the Waveform Monitor during
[’ Programmed AE] Recording
Program 79
Displaying the Waveform Monitor during
[n Manual Exposure] Recording
Program 79
Displaying the Edge Monitor 79
Video Snapshot 80
Pre-Recording 81
Onscreen Displays and Data Code 82
Faders 83
4 Customization 84
Custom Button and Dial 84
Assignable Buttons 85
Changing the Assigned Function 85
Using an Assignable Button 85
Saving and Loading Menu Settings 86
Saving Menu Settings to a Memory
Card 86
Loading Menu Settings from a Memory
Card 86
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Playing Back Video 87
Adjusting the volume 88
3D Flip View 90
The Index Selection Screen: Selecting the
Content to Play Back 91
Deleting Scenes and Stories 92
Deleting a Single Scene 92
Deleting Scenes from the Date Index
Screen 92
Deleting a Single Scene from a Story 93
Deleting Scenes from a Story by
Rating 93
Deleting Stories 94
Dividing Scenes 95
Selecting the Playback Starting Point 96
Capturing Video Snapshot Scenes and
Photos from a Movie 97
Capturing a Video Snapshot Scene 97
Capturing Photos 98
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Style 99
Using Story Creator to Create Video
Stories 99
Creating a New Story 99
Recording a Scene within a Story 99
Recording Additional Scenes within an
Existing Story 100
CINEMA Mode and Cinema-Look
Filters 101
Adding Decorations 103
Decorating Scenes while
Recording 103
Decorating Scenes during
Playback 106
Playing Back Stories from the
Gallery 107
Rating Scenes 109
Rating Scenes Immediately After
Recording 109
Rating Scenes from the List of
Scenes 109
Rating Scenes during Playback 109
Playback with Background Music 110
Using One of the Supplied Music Tracks
as Background Music 110
Using an External Audio Player for
Background Music 111
Copying and Moving Scenes Within/
Between Stories 113
Selecting a Story’s Thumbnail Image 114
Changing a Story’s Title 115
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Terminals on the Camcorder 116
Connection Diagrams 117
Playback on a TV Screen 119
8 Photos 120
Viewing Photos 120
Photo Jump Function 121
Slideshow 122
Deleting Photos 123
Deleting a Single Photo 123
Deleting Photos from the Index
Screen 123
9 Saving/Sharing
Recordings 124
10 Additional Information 138
Copying Recordings to a Memory
Card 124
Copying Scenes from the Date Index
Screen 124
Copying Scenes from a Story by
Rating 125
Copying a Single Photo 125
Copying Photos from the Index
Screen 126
Saving Recordings on a Computer 127
Saving Movies (Windows only) 127
Saving Photos (Windows/Mac OS) 128
Copying Recordings to an External Video
Recorder 131
In High Definition 131
In Standard Definition 131
Uploading Recordings to the Web 133
Converting Scenes into Standard
Definition from the Date Index
Screen 133
Converting Scenes into Standard
Definition from a Story by Rating 135
Converting Only Part of a Scene or
Story 135
Uploading your Videos Wirelessly 136
Uploading Photos to the Web 137
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Appendix: Menu Options Lists 138
FUNC. Panel 138
Setup Menus 141
Appendix: Onscreen Icons and
Displays 150
Troubleshooting 154
List of Messages 159
Handling Precautions 165
Camcorder 165
Battery Pack 166
Memory Card 166
Built-in Rechargeable Lithium
Battery 167
Lithium Button Battery 167
Disposal 167
Maintenance/Others 168
Cleaning 168
Condensation 168
Using the Camcorder Abroad 169
Optional Accessories 170
Specifications 175
Index 179
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About this Manual
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Introduction
Introduction
About this Manual
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Thank you for purchasing the Canon VIXIA HF G20. Please read this manual carefully before you use
the camcorder and retain it for future reference. Should your camcorder fail to operate correctly, refer
to Troubleshooting (A 154).
Conventions Used in this Manual
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IMPORTANT: Precautions related to the camcorder’s operation.
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NOTES: Additional topics that complement the basic operating procedures.
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POINTS TO CHECK: Restrictions or requirements regarding the function described.
• A: Reference page number within this manual.
• The following terms are used in this manual:
When not specified as “memory card” or “built-in memory”, the term “memory” by itself refers to
both.
“Scene” refers to one movie unit from the point you press the Y button to start recording
until you press again to pause the recording.
• The photos included in this manual are simulated pictures taken with a still camera.
• Some screenshots in this manual have been simplified to show only relevant icons.
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About this Manual
indicates that a function is available in the
operating mode indicated and
indicates
that the function is not available. For a detailed
explanation refer to Operating Modes (A 28).
Brackets [ ] are used to refer to control
buttons and menu options you will
touch on the screen and to other
onscreen messages and displays.
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Self Timer
Self Timer
Operating modes:
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* For movies only.
1 Open the [Self Timer] screen.
[FUNC.] > [MENU] > r > [Self Timer]
2 Touch [i On <] and then touch [X].
• < will appear on the screen.
• Repeat, selecting [j Off], to turn off the self timer.
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Movies: In record pause mode, press Y on the camcorder or wireless controller.
The camcorder starts recording after a 10-second countdown*. The countdown appears on the
screen.
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Photos: In record pause mode, touch [PHOTO] or press Z on the wireless controller.
The camcorder will record the photo after a 10-second countdown*. The countdown appears on the
screen.
* 2 seconds when using the wireless controller.
NOTES
€ Once the countdown has begun any of the following actions will cancel the self timer
The names of physical buttons
and switches on the camcorder
are indicated within a “button”
frame.
For example Y.
The > arrow is used to abbreviate menu selections. For
a detailed explanation on how to use the menus, refer to
Using the Menus (A 29). For a concise summary of all
available menu options and settings, refer to the
appendix Menu Options Lists (A 138).
Supplied Accessories and CD-ROMs
Supplied Accessories and CD-ROMs
The following accessories are supplied with the camcorder:
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CA-570 Compact Power Adapter
(incl. power cord)
BP-808 Battery Pack
WL-D89 Wireless Controller
(incl. CR2025 lithium button battery)
Stylus Pen
HTC-100/S High Speed HDMI Cable
STV-250N Stereo Video Cable
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IFC-300PCU/S USB Cable
Startup Guide for PIXELA’s Software
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Lens hood with lens barrier
Lens cap
Supplied Accessories and CD-ROMs
The following CD-ROMs and software are supplied with the camcorder:
• PIXELA’s VideoBrowser CD-ROM*
- Software for saving, managing, editing and playing back your movies. Additionally, using
VideoBrowser you can transfer to the camcorder music files that can be used as background
music during playback.
• Canon VIXIA CD-ROM. Contains the following components.
- ImageBrowser EX - Software for saving, managing and editing your photos. The supplied VIXIA
CD-ROM contains an automatic installer for ImageBrowser EX. An Internet connection is
required to fully install the software.
- Music data - Music files that can be used as background music during playback. These music
files are for exclusive use with the supplied PIXELA’s software. The disc cannot be played back on
CD players.
- Image mix data - Image files that can be used with the image mix function (image mix frames).
* The CD-ROM includes the instruction manual of the software (on PDF file).
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Names of Parts
Names of Parts
Left side view
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RESET button (A 157)
U (camera/play) button (A 28)
DISP. (onscreen display) button
(A 82)/BATT. INFO (battery info)
button (A 153)
Double memory card slot cover
Memory card slot 2 (A 34)
Memory card slot 3 (A 34)
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Lens hood (A 22)
Lens barrier switch (A 38)
Focus ring (A 47)
COMPONENT OUT terminal
(A 116, 117)
11 AV OUT terminal (A 116, 118)/
× (headphones) terminal (A 73)
Names of Parts
Right side view
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Built-in speaker (A 88)
REMOTE terminal
For connecting commercially
available remote controllers.
HDMI OUT terminal (A 116, 117)
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USB terminal (A 116, 118)
Grip belt (A 24)
MIC terminal (A 76, 111)
Names of Parts
Front view
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Instant AF sensor (A 48, 168)
Remote sensor (A 25)
AF/MF button (A 47)/
WEB button (A 133)/
Assignable button 1 (A 85)
PRE REC (pre-recording) button
(A 81)/
Assignable button 2 (A 85)
Viewfinder (A 22)
START/STOP button (A 38)
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Strap mount (A 24)
DC IN terminal (A 20)
LCD touch screen (A 23, 27)
CUSTOM (customizable) button
(A 84)
11 CUSTOM (customizable) dial (A 84)
12 Dioptric adjustment lever (A 22)
13 Battery attachment unit (A 20)
Names of Parts
Top view
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Built-in stereo microphone
(A 70, 71)
Zoom lever (A 52)
Mode switch (A 28)
Mini advanced shoe (A 74, 75)
ACCESS indicator (A 38)
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Eye cup (A 22)
POWER button
ON/OFF (CHG) indicator (A 20)
Green - ON
Orange - Standby (A 44)
Red - Charging (A 20)
Names of Parts
Bottom view
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Serial number
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Tripod socket (A 26)
BATTERY RELEASE switch (A 21)
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Names of Parts
Wireless Controller WL-D89
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START/STOP button (A 38)
G (index selection) button (A 91)
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MENU button (A 30, 141)
DISP. (onscreen display) button (A 82)
SET button
Ñ (stop) button (A 87)
PHOTO button (A 38)
Zoom buttons (A 52)
Navigation buttons (Í/Î/Ï/Ð)
Ò (play/pause) button (A 87)
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Press and hold for more than 2 seconds to switch between shooting and playback mode.
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Charging the Battery Pack
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Preparations
Preparations
Charging the Battery Pack
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The camcorder can be powered with a battery pack or directly using the compact power adapter.
For approximate charging times and recording/playback times with a fully charged battery pack, refer
to Charging, Recording and Playback Times (A 171).
1 Connect the power cord to the compact power adapter.
2 Plug the power cord into a power outlet.
3 Connect the compact power adapter to the camcorder’s
DC IN terminal.
DC IN terminal
4 Attach the battery pack to the camcorder.
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• Press the battery pack softly into the battery attachment
unit and slide it forward until it clicks in place.
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5 Charging will start when the camcorder is turned off.
• If the camcorder was on, the green ON/OFF (CHG)
indicator will go out when you turn off the camcorder. After
a moment, the ON/OFF (CHG) indicator will turn on in red
(battery pack charging). The red ON/OFF (CHG) indicator
will go out when the battery pack is fully charged.
• If the indicator flashes, refer to Troubleshooting (A 156).
ON/OFF (CHG) (charge) indicator
Charging the Battery Pack
To remove the battery pack
1 Slide d in the direction of the arrow and
hold it pressed down.
2 Slide the battery pack and then pull it out.
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BATTERY
RELEASE
switch
IMPORTANT
• Turn off the camcorder before connecting or disconnecting the compact power adapter. After
pressing P to turn off the camcorder, important data is updated in the memory. Be sure to
wait until the green ON/OFF (CHG) indicator goes out.
• Do not connect to the camcorder’s DC IN terminal or to the compact power adapter any electrical
equipment that is not expressly recommended for use with this camcorder.
• To prevent equipment breakdowns and excessive heating, do not connect the supplied compact
power adapter to voltage converters for overseas travels or special power sources such as those on
aircraft and ships, DC-AC inverters, etc.
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NOTES
• We recommend charging the battery pack in temperatures between 10 °C and 30 °C (50 °F and
86 °F). If either the ambient temperature or the battery pack’s temperature is outside the range of
approx. 0 °C to 40 °C (32 °F to 104 °F), charging will not start.
• The battery pack will be charged only when the camcorder is off.
• If the power supply was disconnected while charging a battery pack, make sure the ON/OFF (CHG)
indicator has gone out before restoring the power supply.
• If remaining battery time is an issue, you can power the camcorder using the compact power
adapter so the battery pack will not be consumed.
• Charged battery packs continue to discharge naturally. Therefore, charge them on the day of use, or
the day before, to ensure a full charge.
• The first time you use a battery pack, fully charge it and then use the camcorder until the battery
pack is completely exhausted. Doing so will ensure that the remaining recording time will be
displayed accurately.
• We recommend that you prepare battery packs to last 2 to 3 times longer than you think you might
need.
• USA and Canada only: The Lithium ion/polymer battery that powers the product is
recyclable. Please call 1-800-8-BATTERY for information on how to recycle this
battery.
Preparing the Camcorder
Preparing the Camcorder
This section covers the basic preparations for the camcorder such as attaching the lens hood,
adjusting the grip belt and adjusting the viewfinder and LCD screen. When attaching the lens hood,
grip belt and straps, be careful not to drop the camcorder.
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Attaching the Lens Hood
Attach the lens hood to protect the lens and reduce the
amount of stray light that may hit the lens. Remove the lens
cap before attaching the lens hood.
Place the lens hood on the front of the lens so that the
groove on the lens hood is aligned with the bottom of
the lens (햲), and then turn the lens hood clockwise until
it stops with a click (햳).
• Be careful not to deform the lens hood.
• Make sure that the lens hood is aligned with the thread.
• To remove the lens hood, turn it counterclockwise.
Using the Viewfinder
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If it is difficult to use the LCD screen while the LCD backlight is on (A 24), you can use the viewfinder.
You can also use the viewfinder when you rotate the LCD panel 180 degrees to let the subject watch
the recording.
1 Pull out the viewfinder.
2 Press P to turn on the camcorder.
3 Adjust the viewfinder using the dioptric adjustment
lever.
• You can close the LCD panel or rotate it toward the
subject as you prefer.
• The LCD backlight setting (A 24) is common to the LCD
screen and the viewfinder.
Dioptric adjustment lever
Preparing the Camcorder
• If you wear glasses, you may find the viewfinder easier to
use if you flip back the outer edge of the eye cup toward
the camcorder body.
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NOTES
• Make sure you keep the eye cup attached when using the camcorder.
• For details about how to take care of the viewfinder, refer to Handling Precautions (A 165),
Cleaning (A 168).
Adjusting the Position and Brightness of the LCD Screen
Rotating the LCD Panel
Open the LCD panel 90 degrees.
• You can rotate the panel 90 degrees downward.
• You can rotate the panel 180 degrees toward the lens. Rotating the LCD panel 180 degrees can be
useful in the following cases:
- To allow the subject to monitor the LCD screen while you use the viewfinder.
- To include yourself in the picture when recording with the self timer.
- To allow the camcorder to be operated with the wireless controller from the front.
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180°
180°
90°
Subject can monitor the LCD screen
(you can use the viewfinder at the same time)
NOTES
• About the LCD and viewfinder screens: The screens are produced using extremely high-precision
manufacturing techniques, with more than 99.99% of the pixels operating to specification. Less
than 0.01% of the pixels may occasionally misfire or appear as black, red, blue or green dots. This
has no effect on the recorded image and does not constitute a malfunction.
Preparing the Camcorder
LCD Backlight
When recording in bright places it may be difficult to use the LCD screen. Turn on the LCD backlight to
make it brighter.
With the camcorder on, hold D pressed down for more
than 2 seconds.
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• Repeat this action to switch the LCD backlight between off
(normal) and on (bright).
NOTES
• Adjusting the brightness does not affect the brightness of the recordings.
• Using the bright setting will shorten the effective usage time of the battery pack.
• You can further adjust the brightness of the LCD screen with the q > [LCD Brightness] setting,
or dim it with the q > [LCD Screen Dimmer] setting to use in places where the light from the
LCD screen can be a nuisance.
• For details about how to take care of the touch screen, refer to Handling Precautions (A 165),
Cleaning (A 168).
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Grip Belt and Straps
Fasten the grip belt.
• Adjust the grip belt so that you can reach the zoom lever
with your index finger, and the Y button with
your thumb.
• You can attach the supplied stylus pen to the grip belt.
Attaching an optional wrist strap
Attach the wrist strap to the strap mount on the grip belt,
adjust the length and fasten.
• You can use both for extra convenience and protection.
Preparing the Camcorder
Attaching an optional shoulder strap
Pass the ends of the shoulder strap through the strap mount on the grip belt and adjust the length of
the strap.
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Wireless Controller
First, insert the supplied CR2025 lithium button battery into the wireless controller.
1 Press the tab in the direction of the arrow and pull out
the battery holder.
2 Place the lithium button battery with the + side facing
up.
3 Insert the battery holder.
To use the wireless controller
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Tab
Point the wireless controller at the camcorder’s remote sensor when you press the buttons.
• You can rotate the LCD panel 180 degrees to use the wireless controller from the front of the
camcorder.
NOTES
• When the camcorder cannot be operated with the wireless controller, or when it can only be
operated at very close range, replace the battery.
• The wireless controller may not work properly when the remote sensor is situated under strong light
sources or direct sunlight.
Preparing the Camcorder
Using a Tripod
You can mount the camcorder on a tripod but do not use tripods
with mounting screws longer than 6.5 mm (0.26 in.) as this may
cause damage to the camcorder.
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Basic Operation of the Camcorder
Basic Operation of the Camcorder
Using the Touch Screen
The control buttons and menu items that appear on the touch screen change dynamically depending
on the operating mode and the task you are performing. With the intuitive touch screen interface you
have all the controls at your fingertips. You can also use the supplied stylus pen for a more precise
operation.
Touch
Press firmly on an element displayed on the touch screen.
Used to start playing back a scene in an index screen, to select
a setting from the menus, to select the subject whom the
camcorder will recognize as the main subject of the scene, etc.
Drag
While applying pressure, swipe your finger up and down or left
and right across the screen.
Used to scroll menus, to browse through index screen pages or
to adjust slider controls like the volume.
IMPORTANT
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• The camcorder uses a pressure-sensitive touch screen. Press firmly when using touch
operations.
• In the following cases, you may not be able to perform touch operations correctly.
- Using your fingernails or hard-tipped objects other than the supplied stylus pen, such as ballpoint
pens.
- Operating the touch screen with wet or gloved hands.
- Applying excessive force or forcefully scratching the touch screen.
- Attaching commercially available screen protectors or adhesive film onto the touch screen’s
surface.
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Basic Operation of the Camcorder
Operating Modes
Recording
In recording mode, the camcorder’s operating mode is determined by the position of the mode switch.
Operating mode
Mode switch
Operation
Let the camcorder take care of all the settings while you concentrate on recording
(A 39). This operating mode is suitable if you just prefer not to bother with
detailed camcorder settings.
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Enjoy full access to menus, settings and advanced functions (A 42).
Give your recordings a cinematic look and use cinema-look filters to create unique
movies (A 101).
Playback
Press the camera/play button T to switch the camcorder
between camera (recording) mode and playback mode. You can
press T when the camcorder is off to turn it on directly in
playback mode.
Operating mode
Operation
Playing back movies (A 87).
Viewing photos (A 120).
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NOTES
• When switching to a playback mode, the memory selected for playback will be the same currently
used for recording.
• You can also press and hold
on the wireless controller for more than 2 seconds to switch
between recording and playback mode.
Basic Operation of the Camcorder
Using the Menus
Many of the camcorder’s functions can be adjusted from the FUNC. panel and the setup menus. For
details about the available menu options and settings, refer to the appendix Menu Options Lists
(A 138).
FUNC. Panel
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Operating modes:
The FUNC. panel shows a convenient overview of frequently used shooting functions. Touch [FUNC.]
to access the FUNC. panel and then touch the function you want to set or adjust.
You may need to drag your finger up and down the screen to find the control button of the desired
function. In
mode, access to functions is limited.
FUNC. panel in
Touch the control
button of the
desired function
Edit Panel
Operating modes:
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mode
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Touch [Edit] to display a panel showing available operations (copying, deleting, etc.), and then touch
the operation you want to perform.
Edit panel in
Touch the control
button of the
desired operation
mode
Basic Operation of the Camcorder
Setup Menus
Operating modes:
*
* In
mode setup menus cannot be accessed and most menu settings will be reset to default
values.
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1
or
mode only: Touch [FUNC.]
2 Touch [MENU] to open the setup menus.
• You can also press M on the wireless controller.
3 Touch the tab of the desired menu.
4 Drag your finger up and down to bring the setting you
want to change into the orange selection bar.
• Menu items not available appear grayed out.
• You can touch any menu item on the screen to bring it
directly into the selection bar.
5 When the desired menu item is inside the selection bar, touch the orange frame on the
right.
6 Touch the desired option and touch [X].
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• You can touch [X] to close the menu at any time.
NOTES
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• For brevity's sake, references in the text to settings in the setup menus will include only the tab of
the desired menu and the setting name. For example, "You can adjust the date and time later on
with the q > [Date/Time] setting."
First Time Settings
First Time Settings
Setting the Date and Time
You will need to set the date and time of the camcorder before
you can start using it. The [Date/Time] screen will appear
automatically when the camcorder’s clock is not set.
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1 Press P to turn on the camcorder.
• The [Date/Time] screen appears and the year will be
selected.
2 Touch a field you want to change (year, month, day, hours or minutes).
3 Touch [Í] or [Î] to change the field as necessary.
4 Set the correct date and time by changing all the fields in the same way.
5 Touch [Y.M.D], [M.D,Y] or [D.M.Y] to select the date format you prefer.
• In some screens, the date will be displayed in short form (numbers instead of month names or
only the day and month), but it will still follow the order you selected.
6 Touch [24H] to use 24-hour clock or leave it unselected to use 12-hour clock (AM/PM).
7 Touch [OK] to start the clock and close the setup screen.
NOTES
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• You can adjust the date and time later on with the q > [Date/Time] setting.
• When you do not use the camcorder for about 3 months, the built-in rechargeable lithium battery
may discharge completely and the date and time setting may be lost. In such case, recharge the
built-in lithium battery (A 167) and set the time zone, date and time again.
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Changing the Language
The default language of the camcorder is English. You can set
it to one of 27 languages.
Operating modes:
1 Open the [Language !] screen.
[FUNC.] > [MENU] > q > [Language !]
• Touching [FUNC.] is necessary only when performing the procedure in a recording mode.
2 Touch the desired language and then touch [X].
NOTES
• Some control buttons, such as [ZOOM], [FUNC.] and [MENU], will appear in English regardless of
the language selected.
First Time Settings
Changing the Time Zone
Change the time zone to match your location. The default setting is New York. In addition, the
camcorder is able to retain the date and time of an additional location. This is convenient when you
travel so that you can set the camcorder to match the time of your home location or that of your travel
destination.
Operating modes:
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1 Open the [Time Zone/DST] screen.
[FUNC.] > [MENU] > q > [Time Zone/DST]
• Touching [FUNC.] is necessary only when performing the procedure in a recording mode.
2 Touch ["] to set the home time zone, or [#] to set the time zone of your destination
when you are traveling.
3 Touch [Í] or [Î] to set the desired time zone. If necessary, touch [$] to adjust for
daylight saving time.
4 Touch [X] to close the menu.
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Using a Memory Card
Using a Memory Card
Memory Cards Compatible for Use with the Camcorder
You can use the following types of commercially available Secure Digital (SD) cards with this
camcorder.
As of December 2012, the movie recording function has been tested using SD/SDHC/SDXC memory
cards made by Panasonic, Toshiba and SanDisk. For the latest information on cards that can be used,
visit your local Canon Web site.
Memory card type: . SD memory card, / SDHC memory card, 0 SDXC memory card
SD Speed Class*:
Capacity:
128 MB or larger**.
* When using an SD memory card without a speed class rating or one rated SD Speed Class 2, you may
not be able to record movies, depending on the memory card used.
**SD memory cards with a capacity of 64 MB or smaller cannot be used to record movies.
NOTES
• About the Speed Class: Speed Class is a standard that indicates the minimum guaranteed data
transfer speed of memory cards. When you buy a new memory card, look for the Speed Class logo
on the package.
We recommend using memory cards rated SD Speed Class 4, 6 or 10.
SDXC Memory Cards
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You can use SDXC memory cards with this camcorder. When using memory cards with other devices,
such as digital recorders, computers and card readers, make sure that the external device is
compatible with SDXC cards. For information about the compatibility of SDXC cards, contact the
computer, operating system or memory card manufacturer.
IMPORTANT
• If you use an SDXC memory card with a computer OS that is not SDXC-compatible, you may be
prompted to format the memory card. In such case, cancel the operation to prevent data loss.
• After repeatedly recording, deleting and editing scenes (fragmented memory), it will take longer to
write data on the memory and recording may stop. Save your recordings and initialize the memory
using the camcorder.
Eye-Fi Cards
This product is not guaranteed to support Eye-Fi card functions (including wireless transfer). In case of
an issue with an Eye-Fi card, please check with the card manufacturer.
Also note that an approval is required to use Eye-Fi cards in many countries or regions. Without
approval, use of the card is not permitted. If it is unclear whether the card has been approved for use
in the area, please check with the card manufacturer.
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Using a Memory Card
Inserting and Removing a Memory Card
Make sure to initialize (A 36) all memory cards before using them with this camcorder.
1 Turn off the camcorder.
• Make sure the ON/OFF (CHG) indicator is off.
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2 Open the double memory card slot cover.
3 Insert the memory card straight, with the label facing the
front of the camcorder, all the way into one of the
memory card slots until it clicks.
• You can also use two memory cards, one in each memory
card slot.
• To use the wireless communication features of an Eye-Fi
card, insert it into memory card slot 3. Be sure you
understand the information provided in Eye-Fi Cards
(A 33) before using an Eye-Fi card.
4 Close the double memory card slot cover.
• Do not force the cover closed if the memory card is not
correctly inserted.
To remove the memory card
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Push the memory card once to release it. When the memory card springs out, pull it all the way out.
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• Observe the following precautions while the ACCESS indicator is flashing. Failure to do so may
result in permanent data loss.
- Do not disconnect the power source or turn off the camcorder.
- Do not remove the memory card.
• Turn off the camcorder before inserting or removing a memory card. Inserting or removing the
memory card with the camcorder on may result in permanent data loss.
• Memory cards have front and back sides that are not interchangeable. Inserting a memory card
facing the wrong direction can cause a malfunction of the camcorder. Be sure to insert the memory
card as described in step 3.
Selecting the Memory for the Recordings
You can select to record your movies and photos in the built-in memory or on a memory card. The
default memory for recording both is the built-in memory.
Operating modes:
*
* Only [Rec Media for Photos] is available from the date index screen or gallery.
POINTS TO CHECK
• Be sure you understand the information provided in Eye-Fi Cards (A 33) before using an Eye-Fi
card.
Using a Memory Card
1 Open the [Rec Media for Movies] or [Rec Media for Photos] screen.
[FUNC.] > [MENU] > r > [Rec Media for Movies] or [Rec Media for Photos]
• Touching [FUNC.] is necessary only when performing the procedure in a recording mode.
2 Touch [&] (built-in memory), [6] (memory card 2) or [7] (memory card 3) and then
touch [X].
• When selecting the memory, you can check the approximate available recording time/number of
photos, based on currently used settings.
• In recording mode, after closing the menu, the icon of the selected memory will appear on the
screen.
NOTES
• Select to record movies in the built-in memory or memory card 2 if you later want to convert the
movies to standard definition in order to upload them to the Web.
Relay Recording
You can activate relay recording so if the memory you are using becomes full while recording movies,
the recording will continue uninterrupted on a memory card.
When recording on memory card 2, you can use memory card 3 for relay recording (6'7). When
recording in the built-in memory, you can choose to use only memory card 2 for relay recording
(&'6), or use both memory cards (&'6'7).
Operating modes:
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1 Insert a memory card that contains no video recordings into the card slot of the memory
card you want to use for relay recording.
• When relay recording from the built-in memory: memory card slot 2 or both memory card slots.
• When relay recording from memory card 2: memory card slot 3 only.
2 Open the [Relay Recording] screen.
[FUNC.] > [MENU] > r > [Rec Media for Movies] > [&] or [6] > [Relay Recording]
3 Touch the desired option and then touch [X].
• ( or ) will appear on the screen and the approximate available recording time will now reflect
the combined space in the memories used for relay recording.
NOTES
• You cannot use relay recording from the built-in memory to memory card 3. When using a single
memory card, be sure to insert it into memory card slot 2.
• There will be a momentary stop in the scene at the point where the camcorder switches from one
memory to another.
• Any of the following actions will deactivate the relay recording function:
- Turning off the camcorder.
- Opening the double memory card slot cover.
- Changing the camcorder’s operating mode.
- Changing the memory used for recording movies.
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Using a Memory Card
Double Slot Recording
Double slot recording allows you to record the same scene simultaneously to both memory cards. This
is a convenient way to make a backup copy of your recording while you record.
Operating modes:
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1 Insert memory cards into memory card slot 2 and memory card slot 3.
2 Open the [Rec Media for Movies] screen.
[FUNC.] > [MENU] > r > [Rec Media for Movies]
3 Activate double slot recording.
[6] > [Double Slot Rec] > [i]
4 Touch [X].
• 4 will appear on the screen.
NOTES
• If a memory card becomes full during double slot recording, recording on both cards will stop.
• If an error occurs with one of the memory cards, recording will continue on the other card.
Initializing the Memory
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Initialize memory cards when you use them with this camcorder for the first time. You can also initialize
a memory card or the built-in memory to permanently delete all the recordings it contains.
At the time of purchase, the built-in memory comes pre-initialized and contains music files for use as
background music and images for use with the image mix function (image mix frames).
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Operating modes:
1 Power the camcorder using the compact power adapter.
• Do not disconnect the power source or turn off the camcorder until the initialization is completed.
2 Open the initialization screen for the desired memory.
[FUNC.] > [MENU] > q > [Initialize &/*] > [& Built-in Mem.], [6 Mem. Card A] or
[7 Mem. Card B] > [Initialize]
• Touching [FUNC.] is necessary only when performing the procedure in a recording mode.
• In the initialization screen, touch [Complete Initialization] to physically erase all the data rather than
just clear the file allocation table of the memory.
3 Touch [Yes].
• If you selected the [Complete Initialization] option, you can touch [Cancel] to cancel the
initialization while it is in progress. All recordings will be erased and the memory can be used
without any problem.
4 Touch [OK] and then touch [X].
Using a Memory Card
IMPORTANT
• Initializing the memory will permanently erase all recordings. Lost original recordings cannot be
recovered. Make sure you save important recordings in advance using an external device (A 124).
• Initializing a memory card will permanently erase any music files and images you may have
transferred to the card. (The music files and image mix frames that come pre-installed in the built-in
memory will be restored after it is initialized.) To transfer music files from the supplied VIXIA CD-ROM
to the memory card:
- Windows users: Use the supplied software VideoBrowser. For details, refer to the Software
Guide (PDF file) of the supplied PIXELA’s software.
- Mac OS users: Use Finder to transfer music files from the "MUSIC" folder on the supplied VIXIA
CD-ROM to the memory card. Refer to About the music files (A 178) for the folder structure of
the memory card.
• At the time of purchase, Eye-Fi cards contain the necessary network configuration software. Be
sure to install the software and complete the required configuration setup before you initialize the
Eye-Fi card prior to using it with this camcorder.
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Recording Movies and Photos
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Recording
Recording
Recording Movies and Photos
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By default, movies and photos are recorded in the built-in memory. You can select the memory that will
be used to record movies and photos (A 34).
Please read the IMPORTANT section (A 43) before using an Eye-Fi card.
POINTS TO CHECK
• Before you begin recording, make a test recording first to check that the camcorder is operating
correctly.
Preparing to Record
1 Attach a charged battery pack to the camcorder
(A 20).
2 Turn on the camcorder.
3 Select the memory for recording (A 34).
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• To use relay recording (A 35), insert a memory card into
memory card slot 2 or both memory card slots.
• To use double slot recording (A 36), insert memory cards
into both memory card slots.
4 Open the lens barrier.
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• Set the lens barrier switch to OPEN.
5 If you need to use the viewfinder, pull it out and, if
necessary, adjust it using the dioptric adjustment lever.
Lens barrier switch
Viewfinder
Recording Movies and Photos
Recording in AUTO Mode
When you use
mode to shoot video and take photos, the camcorder will automatically adjust
various settings for you.
Operating modes:
1 Set the mode switch to N.
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2 Turn on the camcorder.
To record video
Press Y to begin recording.
• During recording, Ü will appear on the screen.
• The ACCESS indicator will flash from time to time while the
scene is being recorded.
• Press Y again to pause the recording.
• You can also press Y on the wireless controller.
• You can turn on the scene rating option in recording mode
(A 109).
To take photos
[PHOTO]
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Touch [PHOTO].
• A green icon (g) will appear momentarily on the screen and the ACCESS indicator will flash as the
photo is recorded.
• You can record photos simultaneously while recording a movie. In that case, the green icon will not
appear. Instead, the Ð icon will appear momentarily in the upper right of the screen.
• You can also press Z on the wireless controller.
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When you have finished recording
1 Set the lens barrier switch to CLOSED to close the lens barrier.
2 Make sure that the ACCESS indicator is off.
3 Turn off the camcorder.
4 Close the LCD panel and return the viewfinder to its retracted position.
Recording Movies and Photos
About AUTO mode
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• Only the following functions are available in
mode.
- Quick Start (A 44).
- Zoom (A 52).
- Audio scenes other than [„ Custom Setting] (A 68).
- Video snapshot (A 80).
- Smart AUTO (see below)
- Intelligent IS (see below)
- Face detection (A 49) to get beautiful shots of people every time, tracking the subject even
if the person moves.
- Touch & Track (A 51) to track other moving subjects, keeping them in focus and using the
best settings to record them.
- Story Creator (A 99) to transform your movies into compelling video stories by following
simple scripts for various scenarios.
- Decoration (A 103) to add a fun personal touch using stamps, drawings, image mix and
more.
Smart AUTO
In
mode, the camcorder will automatically detect certain characteristics of the subject,
background, lighting conditions, etc. It will then adjust various settings (focus, exposure, color,
image stabilization, image quality, among others), selecting the best settings for the scene you
want to shoot. The Smart AUTO icon will change to one of the icons in the Smart AUTO icons
table (A 41).
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Intelligent IS
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Intelligent IS allows the camcorder to select the best image stabilization option based on your
shooting method. The Intelligent IS icon will change to one of the following icons. In
and
modes, you can set the image stabilization mode manually (A 55).
Shooting method
Icon
Most general situations; Zooming out (zooming toward T); Following
subjects at a distance moving left or right
Ä (Dynamic IS)
Zooming in (zooming toward S)
È (Powered IS)*
Close-up of a subject
Remaining stationary, such as when using a tripod
 (Macro IS)
à (Tripod mode)
* With the [FUNC.] > [ Intelligent IS] setting, you can select whether Powered IS can be set
automatically as one of the Intelligent IS modes ([È With È] or [
Without È]).
Recording Movies and Photos
Smart AUTO icons
Background (color of the icon) →
Bright1
(gray)
Subject ↓
Blue skies1
(light blue)
Vivid colors1
(green/red)
Sunsets1
(orange)
People (stationary)
(
)
(
)
(
—
)
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People (moving)
(
Subjects other than people,
such as landscapes
)
(
Close objects
(
(
)
)
(
/
2
/
2
)
(
Background (color of the icon) →
(
)
)
(
/
2
/
2
)
(
—
)
/
2
/
2
—
)
Dark (dark blue)
Subject ↓
Spotlight
Night scene
People (stationary)
—
—
People (moving)
—
—
—
—
Subjects other than people, such as
landscapes
Close objects
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2
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2
The icon in parentheses appears under backlight conditions.
This icon will appear under tele macro conditions. Tele macro is activated automatically when you
zoom toward the telephoto end and close in on the subject. Tele macro allows you to get closer
shots of small subjects and adds a soft focus to the background, so the subject not only looks
larger but also stands out more.
IMPORTANT
• Observe the following precautions while the ACCESS indicator is on or flashing. Failing to do so
may result in permanent data loss or damage to the memory.
- Do not open the double memory card slot cover.
- Do not disconnect the power source or turn off the camcorder.
- Do not change the camcorder’s operating mode.
• Be sure to save your recordings regularly (A 124), especially after making important recordings.
Canon shall not be liable for any loss or corruption of data.
• If supported recordings were made on an Eye-Fi card in memory card slot 3, wireless upload will
start automatically after setting the camcorder to playback mode, if you are within the range of a
configured network. Always verify that Eye-Fi cards have been approved in the country/region of
use. See also Using an Eye-Fi Card (A 136).
Recording Movies and Photos
NOTES
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• About the power saving mode: If q > [Power Saving Mode] > [Auto Power Off] is set to
[i On], the camcorder will shut off automatically to save power when it is powered by a battery
pack and is left without any operation for 5 minutes. Press P to turn on the camcorder.
• When recording in bright places, it may be difficult to use the LCD screen. In such cases, you can
turn on the LCD backlight (A 24) or adjust the brightness of the LCD screen with the q >
[LCD Brightness] setting. Alternatively, you can also use the viewfinder (A 22).
• Under certain conditions, the Smart AUTO icon that appears on the screen may not match the
actual scene. Especially when shooting against orange or blue backgrounds, the sunset or one of
the blue skies icons may appear and the colors may not look natural. In such case, we recommend
recording in
mode (A 42).
• Photos are recorded as JPG files. The photo size (1920x1080) and quality cannot be changed. At
this size, a 1 GB memory card can hold approximately 670 photos. However, the actual number of
photos that can be recorded will vary depending on the subject and shooting conditions.
• Photos cannot be recorded while the digital zoom is activated, during double slot recording or while
fading in or fading out a scene.
• When you need to record for a long time with the camcorder set on a tripod (a school recital, for
example), you can close the LCD panel and use only the viewfinder in order to save power when
using a battery pack (A 22).
Recording in n (Manual) Mode
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P
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When the mode switch is set to n (Manual mode), you can enjoy full access to the menus and
manually adjust the exposure, focus, white balance and many more of the camcorder’s settings to
your preference. Even in
mode, though, the camcorder can help you with the settings. For
example, by using Special Scene recording programs (A 64).
Operating modes:
1 Set the mode switch to n.
2 Turn on the camcorder.
3 Record movies and photos.
• The procedure is the same as in
mode (A 39).
Recording Movies and Photos
Reviewing the Latest Scene Recorded
You can review the last 4 seconds of the last scene recorded with the camcorder without switching to
playback mode. While reviewing the latest scene, the picture will be played back without sound.
Operating modes:
1 Set the mode switch to n or E.
2 Review the last 4 seconds of the scene.
[FUNC.] > [v Review Recording]
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NOTES
• When double slot recording is activated, only the scene recorded on memory card 2 will be played
back.
IMPORTANT
• Observe the following precautions while the ACCESS indicator is on or flashing. Failing to do so
may result in permanent data loss or damage to the memory.
- Do not open the double memory card slot cover.
- Do not disconnect the power source or turn off the camcorder.
- Do not change the camcorder’s operating mode.
• Be sure to save your recordings regularly (A 124), especially after making important recordings.
Canon shall not be liable for any loss or corruption of data.
• If supported recordings were made on an Eye-Fi card in memory card slot 3, wireless upload will
start automatically after setting the camcorder to playback mode, if you are within the range of a
configured network. Always verify that Eye-Fi cards have been approved in the country/region of
use. See also Using an Eye-Fi Card (A 136).
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NOTES
• About the power saving mode: If q > [Power Saving Mode] > [Auto Power Off] is set to
[i On], the camcorder will shut off automatically to save power when it is powered by a battery
pack and is left without any operation for 5 minutes. Press P to turn on the camcorder.
• When recording in bright places, it may be difficult to use the LCD screen. In such cases, you can
turn on the LCD backlight (A 24) or adjust the brightness of the LCD screen with the q >
[LCD Brightness] setting. Alternatively, you can also use the viewfinder (A 22).
• When you need to record for a long time with the camcorder set on a tripod (a school recital, for
example), you can close the LCD panel and use only the viewfinder in order to save power when
using a battery pack (A 22).
Quick Start Function
Quick Start Function
When you close the LCD panel with the camcorder on, the camcorder enters the standby mode. In
standby mode the camcorder consumes only about 1/3 the power used when recording, saving
energy when you are using a battery pack. Additionally, when you open the LCD panel or pull out the
viewfinder, the camcorder is ready to start recording in approximately 1 second*, allowing you to
record the subject right away.
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* The actual time required varies depending on the shooting conditions.
Operating modes:
1 With the camcorder on and in a recording mode, close the LCD panel.
• A beep will sound and the green ON/OFF (CHG) indicator will change to orange to indicate the
camcorder entered standby mode.
• When using only the viewfinder (with the LCD panel closed), you can return the viewfinder to its
retracted position to set the camcorder in standby mode.
2 When you wish to resume recording, open the LCD panel.
• The ON/OFF (CHG) indicator turns back green and the camcorder is ready to record.
• You can also pull out the viewfinder to start recording with the LCD panel closed.
IMPORTANT
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• Do not disconnect the power source during standby mode (while the ON/OFF (CHG) indicator is lit
in orange).
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• The camcorder will not enter standby mode while the ACCESS indicator is on or flashing, while the
setup menus are being displayed or while using the viewfinder. The camcorder may also not enter
standby mode when the battery charge is too low. Check that the ON/OFF (CHG) indicator changes
to orange.
• About standby mode and auto power off:
- The camcorder will power off automatically if left in standby mode for 10 minutes. Press P
to turn on the camcorder.
- You can select the length of time until auto power off or turn off the Quick Start function
altogether with the q > [Power Saving Mode] > [Quick Start (Standby)] setting.
- The usual 5-minute auto power off setting of [Power Saving Mode] is not applicable while the
camcorder is in standby mode.
• Changing the position of the mode switch while the camcorder is in standby mode will reactivate the
camcorder in the operating mode selected.
Selecting the Video Quality (Recording Mode)
Selecting the Video Quality (Recording Mode)
The camcorder offers 5 recording modes. Changing the recording mode will change the recording
time available on the memory. Select MXP or FXP mode for better movie quality; select LP mode for
longer recording times. The following table gives approximate recording times.
Operating modes:
1 Open the [Recording Mode] screen.
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[FUNC.] > [MENU] > r > [Recording Mode]
2 Touch the desired recording mode and then touch [X].
NOTES
• Movies recorded in MXP mode cannot be saved on AVCHD discs. Use an external Blu-ray Disc
recorder to copy MXP movies onto Blu-ray discs or use the supplied software VideoBrowser to
create AVCHD discs*.
• The camcorder uses a variable bit rate (VBR) to encode video so the actual recording times will vary
depending on the content of the scenes.
• The camcorder retains the last setting used even if you set the camcorder to
mode.
* MXP scenes will be converted to an image quality similar to that of FXP scenes.
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Approximate recording times
Recording mode →
MXP1
FXP1, 
4 GB Memory card
20 min.
8 GB Memory card
40 min.
16 GB Memory card
32 GB Memory card/
Built-in memory2
Memory ↓
1
Default value
XP+
SP
LP
30 min.
40 min.
1 hr. 10 min.
1 hr. 30 min.
1 hr.
1 hr. 25 min.
2 hr. 20 min.
3 hr.
1 hr. 25 min.
2 hr. 5 min.
2 hr. 50 min.
4 hr. 45 min.
6 hr. 5 min.
2 hr. 55 min.
4 hr. 10 min.
5 hr. 45 min.
9 hr. 35 min.
12 hr. 15 min.3
Recorded in 1920 x 1080 resolution. Movies recorded using other recording modes are recorded
in 1440 x 1080 resolution.
At the time of purchase, the built-in memory contains about 70 MB of music files (background
music) and 5 MB of image files (image mix frames).
3 A single scene can be recorded continuously for 12 hours; at that point, the camcorder will stop
for about 3 seconds before resuming recording.
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Selecting the Frame Rate
Selecting the Frame Rate
You can change the frame rate (the number of frames recorded per second) to change the look of your
movies.
Operating modes:
1 Open the [Frame Rate] screen.
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[FUNC.] > [MENU] > r > [Frame Rate]
2 Touch the desired frame rate and then touch [X].
Options
[´ 60i (Standard)]
60 fields per second, interlaced. Standard frame rate of NTSC analog TV
signals.
[· PF30] Shooting at 30 frames per second, progressive*. Use this frame rate to easily edit your
recordings, for example, to post them on the Web.
[¹ PF24] Shooting at 24 frames per second, progressive*. Using this frame rate will give your
recordings a cinematic look. Recording in
mode will further enhance the effect.
[» 24P]
24 frames per second, progressive. Using this frame rate will achieve the same cinematic
look as [¹ PF24], the difference being that video is recorded as true 24p.
* Recorded as 60i.
NOTES
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• Movies recorded with the [» 24P] frame rate cannot be converted to standard definition using
the camcorder. If you want to upload your movies to video sharing Web sites, set the frame rate to
[¹ PF24] or convert the movies to standard definition using the supplied software
VideoBrowser.
Focus Adjustment
Focus Adjustment
You can adjust the focus manually and use the peaking function to assist you or you can let the
camcorder focus for you by using autofocus. With autofocus, you can set the autofocus speed.
The camcorder also features two more focusing functions, face detection and Touch & Track.
Operating modes:
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POINTS TO CHECK
• Adjust the zoom before you start the procedure.
Manual Focus
Use the focus ring to focus manually. You can also use peaking to help you focus more accurately.
1 Open the focus controls.
[FUNC.] > [< Focus]
• To switch to autofocus without opening the focus controls,
press B. In such case, Touch AF (step 3) will not be
available. Skip directly to step 4.
Focus ring
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2 Touch [D].
3 Touch a subject that appears inside the < frame.
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• The Touch AF mark (I) will flash and the focusing distance
will be adjusted automatically. You have the option to further
adjust the focus manually as necessary.
4 If necessary, turn the focus ring to further adjust the
focus.
• The center of the screen will be magnified to help you focus more easily. You can also turn off this
function with the p > [Focus Assistance] setting.
• The focusing distance displayed will change as you adjust the focus. You can change the units
used for the distance display with the q > [Distance Units] setting.
• You can use the q > [Focus Ring Response] setting to adjust the sensitivity of the focus
ring.
• You can use the q > [Focus Ring Direction] setting to select which direction to turn the
focus ring.
Focus Preset
When focusing manually, you can set a preset position for the focus in advance so that you can later
return to that preset focus position instantly.
1 Open the focus controls.
[FUNC.] > [< Focus]
2 Touch [D].
3 Use Touch AF or turn the focus ring to obtain the desired focus position.
4 Touch [SET] to set the preset focus position.
Focus Adjustment
5 After adjusting the focus, touch [ON] to return to the preset focus position.
• Touch [SET] again to cancel the current preset focus position.
• [ON] will be grayed out while adjusting the focus or zoom.
• You can use the q > [Focus Preset Speed] setting to adjust the speed at which the
camcorder returns to the preset focus position.
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NOTES
• The preset focus position will be canceled when the camcorder is turned off.
• When the camcorder is in
mode, the focus preset function cannot be used.
Peaking
When peaking is activated, the edges of objects in focus will be highlighted in red, blue or yellow on
the screen. In addition, you can choose to switch the screen to black & white, further emphasizing the
edges.
1 Open the focus controls.
[FUNC.] > [< Focus]
2 Touch [w].
For the black & white setting: Touch [Off] or [On]
For the peaking color: Touch [Red], [Blue] or [Yellow]
3 Touch [K].
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4 Touch [O].
• Peaking is activated and edges are highlighted. You can turn the focus ring on this screen or
touch [X] to hide the focus controls.
• Touch [O] again to turn off the peaking effect.
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NOTES
• The peaking effect and black & white picture will not appear in your recordings.
Autofocus
When autofocus is activated, the camcorder continuously adjusts the focus on the subject in the
center of the screen. The focusing range is 2 cm (0.8 in.; at full wide-angle, measured from the front of
the lens barrel) to G and 60 cm (2 ft.; throughout the zoom range, measured from the front of the
lens barrel) to G. Perform the following procedure to set the autofocus speed.
1 Open the [AF Mode] screen.
[FUNC.] > [MENU] > p > [AF Mode]
2 Touch the desired option and then touch [X].
• The icon of the selected option appears on the screen.
Focus Adjustment
Options ( Default value)
[= Instant AF] Sets the autofocus to Instant AF. The focus is adjusted at the highest speed. This
mode is useful even when recording in very bright or low-light surroundings. This mode uses both the
TTL system and external sensor for focusing.
[? Medium AF]
Sets the autofocus to Medium AF. The camcorder focuses more smoothly on the
subject than when using the [= Instant AF] setting. This mode uses both the TTL system and
external sensor for focusing.
[@ Normal AF]
Sets the autofocus to Normal AF. The autofocus adjustment is made at a stable
speed.
NOTES
• When recording in bright surroundings, the camcorder closes down the aperture. This may cause
the picture to appear blurred and is more noticeable toward the wide angle end of the zoom range.
In such case, select the [“ Aperture-Pri. AE] or [n Manual Exposure] recording program and set
p > [ND Filter] to [k Automatic].
• When you set p > [Conversion Lens] to a setting other than [j Off], the [= Instant AF]
and [? Medium AF] settings are not available.
• Autofocus takes longer to focus when the frame rate is set to [· PF30], [¹ PF24] or
[» 24P] than when it is set to [´ 60i (Standard)].
• When recording under dark conditions, the focusing range narrows and the picture may appear
blurred.
• While using autofocus, you can turn the manual ring to focus manually. When you stop turning the
ring, the camcorder returns to autofocus. This is useful in situations such as when focusing on a
subject on the other side of a window.
• Autofocus may not work well on the following subjects or in the following cases. In such case, focus
manually.
- Reflective surfaces
- Subjects with low contrast or without vertical lines
- Fast moving subjects
- Through dirty or wet windows
- Night scenes
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Face Detection
The camcorder automatically detects people’s faces and uses this information to select the optimal
focus and exposure settings.
Operating modes:
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* Face detection is always activated in
mode.
POINTS TO CHECK
• Select a recording program other than [ü Night Scene], [Œ Low Light], [Š Fireworks] or
[n Manual Exposure].
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Focus Adjustment
By default, face detection is activated. If the function was turned off, perform the following procedure
to turn it on.
1 Open the [Face Detection & Tracking] screen.
[FUNC.] > [MENU] > p > [Face Detection & Tracking]
2 Touch [i On }] and then touch [X].
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To select the main subject
If there is more than one person in the picture, the camcorder will automatically select one person it
determines is the main subject. The main subject is indicated by a white face-detection frame and the
camcorder will optimize the settings for that person. Other faces will have gray frames.
Touch a different face on the touch screen to optimize the
camcorder’s settings for that person using the Touch & Track
function.
Main subject
Limiting Autofocus to Faces
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While using autofocus, you can limit the autofocus function only to cases when a subject’s face is
detected and use manual focus for all other scenes. The camcorder will also adjust the brightness
when focusing automatically on the subject’s face.
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Set an assignable button to [~ Face Only AF] (A 85) and press the button.
• ~ appears on the screen.
NOTES
• The camcorder may mistakenly detect the faces of non-human subjects. In such case, turn face
detection off.
• In certain cases, faces may not be detected correctly. Typical examples include:
- Faces extremely small, large, dark or bright in relation to the overall picture.
- Faces turned to the side, at a diagonal or partially hidden.
• Face detection cannot be used in the following cases.
- When the shutter speed used is slower than 1/30 (1/24 if the frame rate is set to [¹ PF24] or
[» 24P]).
- When the digital zoom is activated at more than 40x zoom (dark blue area on the zoom bar).
- When r > [Scan Reverse Rec] is set to an option other than [j Off].
• When face detection is activated, the slowest shutter speed used by the camcorder is 1/30 (1/24 if
the frame rate is set to [¹ PF24] or [» 24P]).
Focus Adjustment
Touch & Track
When recording a group of people using face detection, the camcorder will automatically detect one
person as the main subject. You can use Touch & Track to tell the camcorder to track and optimize
settings for a different person. You can also use Touch & Track to always keep in focus other moving
subjects, such as pets or moving vehicles.
Operating modes:
1 Make sure face detection (A 49) and autofocus (A 48) are activated.
• Face detection is always activated in
mode.
2 Point the camcorder at a moving subject and touch the subject on the touch screen.
• A white double frame will appear around the subject and track it as it moves.
• Touch [Cancel £] to remove the frame and cancel the tracking.
NOTES
• Touching somewhere with a color or pattern unique to the subject will make it easier to track.
However, if there is another subject in the vicinity that shares similar characteristics to the selected
subject, the camcorder may start tracking the incorrect subject. Touch the screen again to select
the desired subject.
• In certain cases, Touch & Track may not be able to track the subject. Typical examples include:
- Subjects extremely small or large in relation to the overall picture.
- Subjects too similar to the background.
- Subjects lacking sufficient contrast.
- Fast moving subjects.
- When shooting indoors with insufficient lighting.
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Zooming
Zooming
Operating modes:
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There are three ways you can zoom in and out: using the zoom lever on the camcorder, using the
zoom buttons on the wireless controller or using the zoom controls on the touch screen.
In addition to the 10x optical zoom, in
mode, you can turn on the digital zoom* (40x or 200x)
with the p > [Digital Zoom] setting.
This camcorder also features a digital tele-converter, which allows you to enlarge the image on the
screen digitally.
* Digital zoom is not available in
and
modes.
Using the Zoom Lever or Wireless Controller
Move the zoom lever toward T (wide angle) to zoom out.
Move it toward S (telephoto) to zoom in.
• You can also use the zoom buttons on the wireless controller.
• By default, the zoom lever operates at a variable speed –
press gently for a slow zoom; press harder for faster zooms.
Setting the Zoom Speed
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You can set the zoom speed for the zoom lever and wireless
controller.
To set the zoom lever's zoom speed
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For the zoom lever, first set the overall zoom speed to one of
three levels. Next, select whether the zoom lever operates at a
variable or constant speed. Refer to the following table for a
summary of the zoom speed.
W Zoom out
T Zoom in
1 Open the [Zoom Speed Level] screen.
[FUNC.] > [MENU] > p > [Zoom Speed Level]
2 Touch [Z Fast], [[ Normal] or [] Slow] and then touch [K].
3 Touch [Zoom Lever Zoom Speed].
4 Touch [Y] for variable speed or [X] for constant speed.
• If you selected [X], touch [ð] or [ñ] or drag your finger along the bar to select a constant
speed.
5 Touch [X].
Zooming
Approximate zoom speeds* (zoom lever)
[Zoom Lever
Zoom Speed]
setting
[Zoom Speed Level] setting
Selected
constant speed
[] Slow]
[[ Normal]
[Z Fast]
[Y] (variable)
–
4 sec. to 4 min. 45 sec.
3 sec. to 3 min.
2 sec.** to 1 min.
[X] (constant)
1 (slowest)
4 min. 45 sec.
3 min.
1 min.
16 (fastest)
4 sec.
3 sec.
2 sec.**
* Measured from full wide-angle to full telephoto.
**When the zoom speed is too fast (approximately 2 seconds end-to-end), the camcorder will have more
trouble focusing automatically while zooming.
To set the wireless controller's zoom speed
For the wireless controller, first set the overall zoom speed to one of three levels. The wireless
controller operates at a constant speed that you can select. Refer to the following table for a summary
of the zoom speed.
1 Open the [Zoom Speed Level] screen.
[FUNC.] > [MENU] > p > [Zoom Speed Level]
2 Touch [Z Fast], [[ Normal] or [] Slow] and then touch [K].
3 Touch [Wireless Ctrlr Zoom Speed].
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4 Touch [ð] or [ñ] or drag your finger along the bar to select the desired constant speed.
5 Touch [X].
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Approximate zoom speeds* (wireless controller)
[Wireless Ctrlr
Zoom Speed]
setting
[Zoom Speed Level] setting
[] Slow]
[[ Normal]
[Z Fast]
1 (slowest)
4 min. 45 sec.
3 min.
1 min.
16 (fastest)
4 sec.
3 sec.
2 sec.**
* Measured from full wide-angle to full telephoto.
**When the zoom speed is too fast (approximately 2 seconds end-to-end), the camcorder will have more
trouble focusing automatically while zooming.
Using the Touch Screen’s Zoom Controls
1 Display the zoom controls on the touch screen.
[FUNC.] > [ZOOM]
• The zoom controls appear on the left side of the screen.
2 Touch the zoom controls to operate the zoom.
• Touch anywhere within the T area to zoom out or
anywhere within the S area to zoom in. Touch closer to the
center for a slow zoom; touch closer to the V/U icons for
faster zooms.
3 Touch [X] to hide the zoom controls.
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Zooming
Soft Zoom Control
Soft zoom control allows you to start and/or stop the zoom gradually.
1 Open the [Soft Zoom Control] screen.
[FUNC.] > [MENU] > p > [Soft Zoom Control]
2 Touch the desired option and then touch [X].
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Options ( Default value)
[j Off] Use this setting if you do not intend to use soft zoom control.
[¬ Start] Zoom starts gradually.
[® Stop] Zoom stops gradually.
[¯ Start & Stop] Zoom start and stops gradually.
Digital Tele-Converter
Using the digital tele-converter, you can digitally increase the focal length of the camcorder by a factor
of approx. 2 and record the enlarged image at full HD resolution.
Operating modes:
1 Open the [Digital Zoom] screen.
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[FUNC.] > [MENU] > p > [Digital Zoom]
2 Touch [f Digital Tele-conv.] and then touch [X].
3 Open the zoom controls.
[FUNC.] > [ZOOM]
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4 Touch [f] (digital tele-converter) and then touch [X].
• The center of the screen will be enlarged approximately 2 times and the f icon will appear.
• Touch [f] again before closing the screen to deactivate the digital tele-converter.
NOTES
• You can attach the optional tele-converter and use it in conjunction with this function to increase the
effect.
• The digital tele-converter cannot be turned on while recording.
• The image is digitally processed so the image will deteriorate throughout the zoom range.
Advanced Image Stabilization
Advanced Image Stabilization
The image stabilizer reduces camcorder blur (blur due to the camcorder moving) so you can get nice,
stable shots. Select the image stabilization mode according to the shooting conditions.
Operating modes:
1 Open the [Image Stabilizer] screen.
[FUNC.] > [Image Stabilizer]
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2 Touch the desired IS mode and then touch [X].
Options ( Default value)
[Ä Dynamic] Compensates for a higher degree of camcorder shake, such as when shooting
while walking, and is more effective as the zoom approaches full wide angle.
[Å Standard]
Compensates for a lower degree of camcorder shake, such as when shooting while
remaining stationary, and is suitable for shooting natural-looking scenes.
[Ì Off]
Use this setting when the camcorder is mounted on a tripod.
Powered IS
After setting an assignable button to [È Powered IS] (A 85), you can use Powered IS to make
the image stabilization even more powerful. Powered IS is most effective when you are stationary
and zooming in on far subjects using high zoom ratios (the more you approach the telephoto end).
Holding the LCD panel with your left hand will add to the stability of the shot.
Operating modes:
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1 Set an assignable button to [È Powered IS] (A 85).
2 Press and hold the assignable button as long as you want to activate Powered IS.
• È appears in yellow while Powered IS is activated.
• You can change the operation of the assignable button set to [È Powered IS] (long press
or toggle on/off) with the q > [POWERED IS Button] setting.
• Powered IS is available even when [Image Stabilizer] is set to [Ì Off].
NOTES
• If the degree of camcorder shake is too high, the image stabilizer may not be able to fully
compensate.
• For surveying and following shots, when you pan the camcorder from side to side or tilt it up and
down, we recommend setting [Image Stabilizer] to [Ä Dynamic] or [Å Standard].
Automatic Gain Control (AGC) Limit
Automatic Gain Control (AGC) Limit
When recording in dark surroundings, the camcorder will automatically increase the gain to try to get a
brighter picture. However, using higher gain values may result in more noticeable video noise. You can
select the AGC limit to curb the amount of noise by setting the maximum gain value to be used. The
smaller the AGC limit, the darker the picture but the less noise it will contain.
Operating modes:
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POINTS TO CHECK
• Select a recording program other than the Special Scene recording programs or
[n Manual Exposure].
1 Open the AGC limit adjustment screen.
[FUNC.] > [x AGC Limit] > [n Manual]
• Touch [m Automatic] to remove the AGC limit.
2 Touch [Ï] or [Ð] to set the AGC limit.
• You can also drag your finger along the dial.
3 Touch [X].
• The selected AGC limit will appear on the screen.
NOTES
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• If you set q > [Custom Key/Dial] to [x AGC Limit] (A 84), you can adjust the AGC limit with
the CUSTOM dial.
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Automatic Exposure Recording Programs
Automatic Exposure Recording Programs
With the automatic exposure (AE) recording programs, the camcorder will adjust the shutter speed
and/or aperture value to obtain the optimal exposure. When using the AE recording programs, you can
change functions like the white balance and image effects.
Operating modes:
1 Open the screen of the desired recording program.
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[FUNC.] > [Rec. Programs] > [‚ Shutter-Pri. AE] or [“ Aperture-Pri. AE]
2 Touch [Ï] or [Ð] to set the desired shutter speed (‚) or aperture value (“) and then
touch [X].
• You can also drag your finger along the dial.
• The selected shutter speed or aperture value will appear on the screen next to the recording
program icon.
Options ( Default value)
[’ Programmed AE] The camcorder automatically adjusts the aperture and shutter speed to obtain
the optimal exposure for the subject.
[‚ Shutter-Pri. AE]
Set the shutter speed value. The camcorder automatically sets the appropriate
aperture value.
[“ Aperture-Pri. AE]
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Set the aperture value. The camcorder automatically sets the appropriate
shutter speed.
Available shutter speed settings
[1/8]
[1/15]
[1/30]
[1/250]
[1/500]
[1/1000]
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[1/60]
[1/100]
[1/2000]
Available shutter speed settings when the frame rate is set to [¹ PF24] or [» 24P]
[1/6]
[1/12]
[1/24]
[1/48]
[1/60]
[1/100]
[1/250]
[1/500]
[1/1000]
[1/2000]
Available aperture value settings
Because p > [ND Filter] is set to [k Automatic] by default, ND filter settings will be available for
aperture values [F4.0] and higher.
[F1.8]
[F2.0]
[F2.2]
[F2.4]
[F2.6]
[F2.8]
[F3.2]
[F3.4]
[F3.7]
[F4.0]
[F4.4]
[F4.8]
[F5.2]
[F5.6]
[F6.2]
[F6.7]
[F7.3]
[F8.0]
Automatic Exposure Recording Programs
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• [‚ Shutter-Pri. AE]:
- On screen only the denominator is displayed – [‚ 250] indicates a shutter speed of 1/250 second,
etc.
- When recording in dark surroundings, you can obtain a brighter picture by using slow shutter
speeds; however, image quality may not be as good and autofocus may not work well.
- The image may flicker when recording with fast shutter speeds.
- Recording movies under fluorescent lights: If the screen starts to flicker, select [‚ Shutter-Pri.
AE] and set the shutter speed to 1/100.
• [“ Aperture-Pri. AE]: The actual range of values available for selection will vary depending on the
initial zoom position.
• When setting a numeric value (aperture or shutter speed), the number displayed will flash if the
aperture value or shutter speed is not appropriate for the recording conditions. In such case, select
a different value.
• During exposure lock, the aperture value/shutter speed cannot be changed. Set the aperture value
or shutter speed before manually adjusting the exposure.
• If you set q > [Custom Key/Dial] to [” Tv / Av] (A 84), you can adjust the shutter speed or
aperture value with the CUSTOM dial.
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Exposure Adjustment
Exposure Adjustment
At times, backlit subjects may appear too dark (underexposed) or subjects under very strong lights
may appear too bright or glaring (overexposed). In such cases, adjusting the exposure will correct this.
This camcorder features a dedicated recording program, [n Manual Exposure], for adjusting the
exposure manually. However, you can also compensate the exposure when using other recording
programs.
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Using the Manual Exposure Recording Program
Using the [n Manual Exposure] recording program, you can adjust the aperture, shutter speed and
gain to achieve the desired exposure.
Operating modes:
1 Activate the [n Manual Exposure] recording program.
[FUNC.] > [Rec. Programs] > [n Manual Exposure]
2 Touch the control button of the setting you wish to adjust.
Aperture
Shutter speed
Gain
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Adjustment dial
3 Touch [Ï] or [Ð] to set the desired value.
• You can also drag your finger along the dial.
• The exposure will change according to the setting's new value. Repeat steps 2 and 3 to adjust
other settings.
• Before touching [X], you can also use the zebra pattern (see below) and waveform monitor
(A 79).
4 Touch [X].
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• If you set q > [Custom Key/Dial] to [l Manual Exposure] (A 84), you can adjust the
aperture, shutter speed and gain with the CUSTOM dial.
Using the Zebra Pattern
You can use the zebra pattern to identify areas that might be overexposed, so you can correct the
exposure appropriately. The camcorder offers two levels of zebra pattern: With 100% only areas that
will lose detail in the highlight areas will be identified, while 70% will identify also areas that are
dangerously close to losing detail.
Exposure Adjustment
1 From the exposure adjustment screen, touch [w] to select the zebra level.
2 Touch [70%] or [100%] and then touch [K].
3 Touch [z] or [{] and then touch [X].
• The zebra pattern will appear on the overexposed areas of the picture.
• Touch again to turn off the zebra pattern.
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NOTES
• Using the zebra pattern will not affect your recordings.
Exposure Compensation
When you use a recording program other than [n Manual Exposure], the camcorder will adjust the
exposure automatically. However, you can compensate and lock the exposure or use the Touch AE
function to automatically set the optimal exposure for the subject you select. This is convenient when
the brightness of the subject you want to shoot is noticeably brighter/darker than the general
brightness of the image.
Operating modes:
POINTS TO CHECK
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• Select a recording program other than [Š Fireworks] or [n Manual Exposure].
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1 Open the exposure adjustment screen.
[FUNC.] > [y Exposure]
2 Touch a subject that appears inside the y frame.
• The Touch AE mark (I) will flash and the exposure will be adjusted automatically so the area you
touched will be correctly exposed. You have the option to further adjust the exposure manually as
necessary. Depending on the subject, you may want to use the [Highlights] setting as described
below.
• You can touch [n] instead to compensate the exposure without activating the Touch AE
function.
• The manual adjustment dial appears and the adjustment value is set at ±0.
• Touch [n] again to return the camcorder to automatic exposure.
3 Touch [Ï] or [Ð] or drag your finger along the dial to set the exposure compensation
value.
• The adjustment range may vary depending on the initial brightness of the image, and some
values may be grayed out.
• Before touching [X], you can also use the zebra pattern (A 59) and waveform monitor (A 79).
4 Touch [X] to lock the exposure at the selected value.
• During exposure lock, y and the selected exposure compensation value will appear on the
screen.
Exposure Adjustment
To adjust the Touch AE function for highlights (Highlight AE)
Certain subjects, like clouds or white objects, are easily overexposed and can end up appearing as
bright areas where all detail is lost. Using the [Highlights] setting, you can touch the brightest area
inside the y frame and the camcorder will automatically make corrections so that area is not
overexposed. When you touch a dark area in the picture or the highlights are too bright, the
camcorder may not be able to correctly adjust the exposure.
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1 Touch [w].
2 Touch [Highlights] and then touch [K].
• Touch [Normal] to return the camcorder to normal Touch AE settings.
To use backlight correction
When recording in situations in which the subject is constantly backlit, you can use backlight
correction to make the entire picture brighter, especially dark areas. This will take precedence over the
p > [Auto Backlight Correction] setting, which is useful in situations in which the subject is not
constantly backlit.
1 Open the [° BLC Always On] screen.
[FUNC.] > [° BLC Always On]
2 Touch [i On] and then touch [X].
• Alternatively, you can set an assignable button to [° BLC Always On] (A 85). In that case,
press the assignable button to turn the backlight correction on and off.
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• If the recording program is changed during exposure lock, the camcorder will return to automatic
exposure.
• You can adjust the exposure compensation value with the CUSTOM dial (A 84), which is set to
[y Exposure] by default.
White Balance
White Balance
The white balance function helps you to accurately reproduce colors under different lighting
conditions.
Operating modes:
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POINTS TO CHECK
• Select a recording program other than the Special Scene recording programs.
1 Open the white balance screen.
[FUNC.] > [Ä White Balance]
2 Touch the desired option and then touch [X].
• When you select [Â Color Temperature], [Æ Set 1] or [Ç Set 2], set the color temperature or a
custom white balance with the appropriate procedure below before touching [X].
• The icon of the selected option will appear on the screen.
To set the color temperature ([Â Color Temperature])
Touch [Ï] or [Ð] to set the desired value.
• You can also drag your finger along the dial.
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To set a custom white balance ([Æ Set 1] or [Ç Set 2])
Point the camcorder at a white object, so it fills the whole screen, and touch [Set WB].
When the adjustment is completed, Å stops flashing and disappears. The camcorder will retain the
custom white balance even if you turn it off.
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Options ( Default value)
[à Automatic] The camcorder automatically sets the white balance for natural looking colors.
[¼ Daylight] To record outdoors on a bright day.
[½ Shade] To record in shaded places.
[¾ Cloudy] To record on a cloudy day.
[¿Fluorescent] To record under warm white, cool white or warm-white-type (3-wavelength)
fluorescent lighting.
[À Fluorescent H] To record under daylight or daylight-type (3-wavelength) fluorescent lighting.
[É Tungsten] To record under tungsten and tungsten-type (3-wavelength) fluorescent lighting.
[Â Color Temperature] Allows you to set the color temperature between 2,000 K and 15,000 K.
[Æ Set 1], [Ç Set 2] Use the custom white balance settings to make white subjects appear white
under colored lighting.
NOTES
• When you select a custom white balance:
- Set p > [Digital Zoom] to [j Off].
- Reset the white balance when you change locations or the lighting or other conditions change.
- Depending on the light source, Å may keep flashing. The result will still be better than with
[Ã Automatic].
White Balance
• Using a custom white balance may provide better results in the following cases:
- Changing lighting conditions
- Close-ups
- Subjects in a single color (sky, sea or forest)
- Under mercury lamps, certain types of fluorescent lights and LED lights
• Depending on the type of fluorescent light, optimal color balance may not be obtained with
[¿ Fluorescent] or [À Fluorescent H]. If the color looks unnatural, select [Ã Automatic] or a
custom white balance setting.
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Special Scene Recording Programs
Special Scene Recording Programs
Recording in a very bright ski resort or capturing the full colors of a sunset or a fireworks display
becomes as easy as selecting a Special Scene recording program.
Operating modes:
1 Open the ƒ recording programs screen.
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[FUNC.] > [Rec. Programs] > [ƒ ú Portrait]
2 Touch the desired recording program and then touch [X].
Options ( Default value)
[úPortrait] The camcorder uses a large aperture, to achieve a sharp focus
on the subject while blurring the background.
[ûSports]
To record sports scenes such as tennis or golf.
[ü Night Scene]
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To record nightscapes with lower noise.
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[ýSnow]
To record in bright ski resorts without the subject being
underexposed.
[þBeach]
To record on a sunny beach without the subject being
underexposed.
[ÿSunset]
[ΠLow Light]
To record sunsets in vibrant colors.
To record in low-light situations.
Special Scene Recording Programs
[œSpotlight]
[ŠFireworks]
To record spotlit scenes.
To record fireworks.
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NOTES
• [ú Portrait]/[û Sports]/[ý Snow]/[þ Beach]: The picture may not appear smooth during
playback.
• [ú Portrait]: The blur effect of the background increases the more you zoom in (S).
• [ý Snow]/[þ Beach]: The subject may become overexposed on cloudy days or in shaded
places. Check the image on the screen.
• [Œ Low Light]:
- 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.
• [Š Fireworks]: To avoid camcorder blur (blur due to the camcorder moving) we recommend using
a tripod.
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Image Effects
Image Effects
You can adjust the color depth, brightness, contrast, and sharpness of the image.
Operating modes:
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• Select a recording program other than the Special Scene recording programs.
1 Open the image effects screen.
[FUNC.] > [Image Effects]
2 Touch [ON] and then touch [Color Depth], [Sharpness], [Contrast] or [Brightness].
• Select [OFF] to turn off the image effects.
3 Touch [Ï] or [Ð] or drag your finger along the dial to adjust the effect level.
• + levels: richer colors, sharper image, stronger contrast, brighter image.
- levels: shallower colors, softer image, softer contrast, darker image.
• To adjust other parameters, touch [K] to return to the image effects screen. Touch the desired
control button and repeat step 3.
4 Touch [X] to save and apply the customized picture settings.
• b will appear on the screen.
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Self Timer
Self Timer
Operating modes:
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* For movies only.
1 Open the [Self Timer] screen.
[FUNC.] > [MENU] > r > [Self Timer]
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2 Touch [i On <] and then touch [X].
• < will appear on the screen.
• Repeat, selecting [j Off], to turn off the self timer.
Movies: In record pause mode, press Y on the camcorder or wireless controller.
The camcorder starts recording after a 10-second countdown*. The countdown appears on the
screen.
Photos: In record pause mode, touch [PHOTO] or press Z on the wireless controller.
The camcorder will record the photo after a 10-second countdown*. The countdown appears on the
screen.
* 2 seconds when using the wireless controller.
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• Once the countdown has begun, any of the following actions will cancel the self timer.
- Pressing Y, when recording movies.
- Pressing Z (on the wireless controller) or touching [PHOTO] (on the screen), when
recording photos.
- Turning off the camcorder.
- Changing the camcorder’s operating mode.
- Closing the LCD panel to set the camcorder to standby mode.
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Audio Scenes and Other Audio Settings
Audio Scenes and Other Audio Settings
You can have the camcorder optimize the audio settings of the built-in microphone by selecting the
audio scene that matches your surroundings. This will greatly enhance the sense of "being there".
Alternatively, you can select [„ Custom Setting] in order to adjust the camcorder's various audio
settings to your liking.
See the following table for the settings used by each audio scene.
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Operating modes:
1 Open the audio scene selection screen.
[FUNC.] > [— Audio Scene]
2 Touch the desired option and then touch [X].
• When you select [„ Custom Setting], customize the audio settings to your preference with the
relevant procedures (see the reference pages in the following table).
Options ( Default value)
[‘ Standard] To record most general situations. The camcorder records with standard settings.
[’ Music] To vibrantly record music performances and singing indoors.
[‚ Speech] Best for recording human voices and dialog.
[“ Forest and Birds] To record birds and scenes in forests. The camcorder clearly captures sound
as it spreads.
[” Noise Suppression]
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To record scenes while reducing noise from wind, passing vehicles and
similar ambient sound. Ideal for recording at the beach or in places with a lot of noise.
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[„ Custom Setting] Allows you to adjust the audio settings to your liking. The settings that you can
adjust are the [ä Mic. Level] setting in the FUNC. panel and the following settings in the p menu:
[Auto Wind Screen], [Microphone Attenuator], [Built-in Mic Freq. Response] (audio equalizer), and
[Built-in Mic Directionality].
Settings for each audio scene
[ä Mic. Level]
[Microphone
Attenuator]
[‘ Standard]
[n] (manual): 70
[k Automatic]
[’ Music]
[n] (manual): 70
[k Automatic]
[‚ Speech]
[n] (manual): 86
[k Automatic]
[“ Forest and
Birds]
[n] (manual): 80
[” Noise
Suppression]
[„ Custom
Setting]
[Auto Wind
Screen]
[Built-in Mic
Freq. Response]
[Built-in Mic
Directionality]
[H High]
[h Normal]
[h Normal]
[ê Boost
HF+LF Range]
[î Wide]
[H High]
[é Boost MF
Range]
[í Monaural]
[k Automatic]
[H High]
[è Low Cut
Filter]
[î Wide]
[n] (manual): 70
[k Automatic]
[H High]
[è Low Cut
Filter]
[í Monaural]
(A 69)
(A 142)
(A 71)
(A 70)
[L Low
]
Selected by user
(A 71)
Audio Scenes and Other Audio Settings
NOTES
• Audio scenes cannot be selected in the following cases:
- When an external microphone is attached to the mini advanced shoe.
- When an external microphone is connected to the MIC terminal with p > [Audio Mix] set to
[j Off].
• [„ Custom Setting] is not available in
mode. After setting [— Audio Scene] to [„ Custom
Setting], if the camcorder is then set to
mode, this setting will change to [‘ Standard].
Audio Recording Level
You can adjust the audio recording level of the built-in or an external microphone. You can display the
audio level indicator while recording.
Operating modes:
POINTS TO CHECK
• Set [— Audio Scene] to [„ Custom Setting] (A 68).
1 Open the manual audio recording level adjustment screen.
[FUNC.] > [ä Mic. Level] > [n Manual]
• The audio level indicator and current audio recording level will appear on the screen.
• Touch [m Automatic] to return the camcorder to automatic audio recording levels.
Manual audio level adjustment
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Audio level indicator
Current audio level
Audio level adjustment bar
2 Touch and hold [Ï] or [Ð] to adjust the audio recording level as necessary.
• As a guideline, adjust the audio recording level so that the audio level meter will go to the right of
the -12 dB mark only occasionally.
• When p > [Audio Mix] is set to [i On], two audio level indicators will appear; the top one
([INT]) for the built-in microphone, and the bottom one ([EXT]) for the external audio.
3 Touch [X] to lock the audio recording level at the current level.
To display the audio level indicator
Usually, the audio level indicator will be displayed only after activating the manual adjustment of the
audio recording level. You can choose to display it also when the audio level is adjusted automatically.
1 Open the automatic audio recording level screen.
[FUNC.] > [ä Mic. Level] > [m Automatic]
2 Touch [Audio Level Indicator] and then touch [X].
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Audio Scenes and Other Audio Settings
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• When the audio level meter reaches the red point (0 dB), the sound may be distorted.
• We recommend using headphones to check the sound level while adjusting the audio recording
level or when the microphone attenuator is activated.
• If you set q > [Custom Key/Dial] to [ä Mic. Level] (A 84), you can adjust the microphone's
audio recording level with the CUSTOM dial.
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Built-In Microphone Directionality
You can change the directionality of the built-in microphone to have more control over how sound is
recorded.
Operating modes:
POINTS TO CHECK
• Set [— Audio Scene] to [„ Custom Setting] (A 68).
1 Open the [Built-in Mic Directionality] screen.
[FUNC.] > [MENU] > p > [Built-in Mic Directionality]
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2 Touch the desired option and then touch [X].
Options ( Default value)
[í Monaural] Mono recording that emphasizes sound coming from the front of the camcorder/
microphone.
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[h Normal] Standard stereo recording; a middle point between the [î Wide] and
[í Monaural] settings in reach.
[î Wide] Stereo recording of ambient sound over a more extensive area that adds to the sense of
presence of movies.
[ï Zoom]
Stereo recording with the sound linked to the zoom position. The larger the subject
appears on the screen, the louder the sound will be.
NOTES
• Except when using the audio mix function, an external microphone overrides the built-in
microphone. In the following cases, the built-in microphone’s directionality cannot be changed.
- When an external microphone is connected to the MIC terminal with p > [Audio Mix] set to
[j Off].
- When an external microphone is attached to the mini advanced shoe.
Audio Scenes and Other Audio Settings
Audio Equalizer
You can use the audio equalizer to adjust sound levels by specifically targeting the high- or lowfrequency range and selecting one of 3 available levels. The audio equalizer settings are only available
when recording sound using the built-in microphone.
Operating modes:
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POINTS TO CHECK
• Set [— Audio Scene] to [„ Custom Setting] (A 68).
1 Open the [Built-in Mic Freq. Response] screen.
[FUNC.] > [MENU] > p > [Built-in Mic Freq. Response]
2 Touch the desired option and then touch [X].
Options ( Default value)
[h Normal] Appropriate for balanced sound under most normal recording conditions.
[ç Boost LF Range] Accentuates the low-frequency range for more powerful sound.
[è Low Cut Filter] Filters the low-frequency range to reduce the noise of blowing wind, a car’s
engine and similar ambient sounds.
[é Boost MF Range] Best for recording human voices and dialog.
[ê Boost HF+LF Range] Best, for example, for recording live music and clearly capture the special
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Auto Wind Screen
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The camcorder automatically reduces the background sound of wind when recording outdoors. You
can select from two levels or turn off the auto wind screen.
POINTS TO CHECK
• Set [— Audio Scene] to [„ Custom Setting] (A 68).
1 Open the [Auto Wind Screen] screen.
[FUNC.] > [MENU] > p > [Auto Wind Screen]
2 Touch the desired wind screen level and then touch [X].
• Touch [j Off à] to turn off the auto wind screen.
NOTES
• Some low-frequency sounds will be suppressed along with the sound of wind. When recording in
surroundings unaffected by wind or if you want to record low-frequency sounds, we recommend
setting [Auto Wind Screen] to [j Off à].
Audio Scenes and Other Audio Settings
Audio Mix
When recording, you can mix audio from the built-in microphone with external audio from the MIC
terminal and adjust the mix balance for original sound effects. The external audio input can be from the
optional WM-V1 Wireless Microphone, a commercially available external microphone or from an
external audio player (analog Line In).
Operating modes:
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1 Connect the external source to the MIC terminal.
2 Open the [MIC Terminal Input] screen.
[FUNC.] > [MENU] > p > [MIC Terminal Input]
3 Touch [Þ External Audio] or [ß Microphone] and then touch [K].
• This step is not necessary after connecting the optional WM-V1 Wireless Microphone.
4 Activate the audio mix.
[Audio Mix] > [i On]
5 Adjust the audio mix balance as necessary.
• Touch [INT] (more of the sound from the built-in microphone) or [EXT] (more of the sound from the
external audio) or drag your finger along the audio mix bar to adjust the mix balance as desired.
6 Touch [X] to set the audio mix and close the menu.
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Using Headphones
Use headphones for playback or to check the audio level while recording. The headphones are
connected to the AV OUT/× terminal, which is used for both the headphones and the audio/video
output. Before connecting the headphones, follow the procedure below to change the function of the
terminal from AV output to × (headphones) output. Do not connect the headphones to the
AV OUT/× terminal if the Ó icon does not appear on the screen. The noise output in such case may
be harmful to your hearing.
Operating modes:
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* Headphones can be used also in
mode but the function of the terminal cannot be changed in
this mode. Change the setting in advance in one of the other operating modes.
1 Open the [AV/Headphones] screen.
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[FUNC.] > [MENU] > q > [AV/Headphones]
• Touching [FUNC.] is necessary only when performing the procedure in a recording mode.
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Touch [Ó Headphones] and then touch [K].
Connect the headphones to the AV OUT/× terminal.
Back in the menu, touch [Volume].
Touch [Ô] or [Õ] to adjust the volume and then touch [X].
• You can also drag your finger along the [Headphones] bar.
• Ó will appear on the screen.
To adjust the volume during playback
In
mode, and in
mode during slideshow playback, adjust the headphones volume the
same way you adjust the speaker’s volume (A 88).
IMPORTANT
• When using headphones, make sure to lower the volume to an appropriate level.
NOTES
• Use commercially available headphones with a ∅ 3.5 mm minijack.
• Even if [AV/Headphones] was set to [Ó Headphones] in a playback mode, the function of the AV
OUT/× terminal will return automatically to AV output when you turn off the camcorder.
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Using the Mini Advanced Shoe
Using the Mini Advanced Shoe
Using the mini advanced shoe, you can attach to the camcorder a range of optional accessories to
expand its functionality. For details about optional accessories available for use with your camcorder,
refer to Optional Accessories (A 170). For details about how to attach and use the accessories, refer
also to the instruction manual of the accessory used.
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1 Open the mini advanced shoe cover.
2 Attach the optional accessory to the mini advanced
shoe.
• When a compatible accessory is attached to the mini
advanced shoe, º will appear on the screen.
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Example: Attaching an optional DM-100
Directional Stereo Microphone.
• Accessories designed for the Advanced Accessory Shoe cannot be used with this
camcorder. Look for video accessories bearing this logo to ensure compatibility with
the mini advanced shoe.
Using an External Microphone
Using an External Microphone
When recording in very quiet surroundings, the built-in microphone may pick up the sound of the
camcorder’s internal machinery. When recording outside, the built-in microphone may pick up
excessive noise from wind. In such cases, we recommend using an external microphone with a wind
screen.
Using the SM-V1 Surround Microphone or DM-100 Directional Stereo
Microphone
Using the SM-V1* you can add a sense of depth and presence to your recordings with 5.1ch surround
sound. Using the DM-100 you can accurately record audio coming directly from the direction you are
recording. In either case, to reduce the amount of noise due to wind, we recommend that you use the
wind screen supplied with the microphone.
* When you use the optional SM-V1 Surround Microphone with this camcorder for the first time, you will
need to update the camcorder's firmware using the memory card supplied with the SM-V1.
Operating modes:
Attach the optional SM-V1 Surround Microphone or DM-100 Directional Stereo Microphone
to the mini advanced shoe.
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Refer to Using the Mini Advanced Shoe (A 74).
º will appear on the screen. For details about using the
optional external microphone, refer to the instruction manual of
the accessory used.
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• When using the optional SM-V1 Surround Microphone:
- Change the microphone’s directionality mode with the p > [Surround Mic Directionality]
setting.
- You can enjoy the full effect of recordings made with 5.1ch surround sound on HDTVs compatible
with 5.1ch surround sound connected to the camcorder using the supplied High Speed HDMI
cable. Audio output from the AV OUT/× terminal (including headphone output) will be converted
to 2ch stereo. The camcorder’s built-in speaker is monaural.
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Using an External Microphone
Using the WM-V1 Wireless Microphone
Using the WM-V1 you can reliably record sound even when recording subjects at a distance
exceeding the practical range of the built-in microphone. You can also mix and record audio from the
WM-V1 with audio from the built-in microphone. For details about using the WM-V1, refer to the
instruction manual supplied with the microphone.
Operating modes:
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MIC terminal
Using Commercially Available Microphones
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Operating modes:
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mode but the function of the terminal cannot be
changed in this mode. Change the setting in advance in one of the other operating modes.
1 Connect the external microphone to the MIC terminal.
2 Open the [MIC Terminal Input] screen.
[FUNC.] > [MENU] > p > [MIC Terminal Input]
3 Touch [ß Microphone] and then touch [X].
• If necessary, activate and adjust the audio mix balance
(A 72).
NOTES
• When an external microphone is connected to the camcorder, p > [Auto Wind Screen] will
automatically be set to [j Off à].
• If the audio level is too high and the sound gets distorted, adjust the audio recording level manually
(A 69).
• When using an external microphone, make sure that the jacket covering above the plug is smaller
than ∅ 9.5 mm (0.37 in.).
Using an External Video Light
Using an External Video Light
You can use the optional VL-5 Video Light or VFL-2 Video Flash Light when you need to record movies
in dark locations.
Operating modes:
Attach the optional video light to the mini advanced shoe.
• Refer to Using the Mini Advanced Shoe (A 74).
• º will appear on the screen when you turn on the optional video light (ON or AUTO). For details
about using the optional video light, refer to the instruction manual of the accessory used.
• The optional VFL-2 Video Flash Light cannot be used as a flash with this camcorder.
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Color Bars/Audio Reference Signal
Color Bars/Audio Reference Signal
You can have the camcorder output and record color bars and a 1 kHz audio reference signal.
Operating modes:
1 Open the [Color Bars & Test Tone] screen.
[FUNC.] > [MENU] > r > [Color Bars & Test Tone]
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2 Touch the desired option and then touch [X].
Options ( Default value)
[j Off] Select this option if you do not intend to use the color bars or audio reference signal.
[
Color Bars] Displays a standard SMPTE color bar pattern.
[
Color Bars & Tone] In addition to the color bar pattern, an audio reference signal is output.
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Video Scopes
Video Scopes
The camcorder can display a simplified waveform monitor. It can also display an edge monitor* to help
you focus. The video scopes appear only on the LCD screen. They do not appear in the viewfinder or
on an external monitor.
* The edge monitor looks at the focus of the entire picture and displays the results as a waveform.
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Displaying the Waveform Monitor during [’ Programmed AE] Recording
Program
1 Make sure the recording program is [’ Programmed AE].
[FUNC.] > [Rec. Programs] > [’ Programmed AE]
2 Open the exposure adjustment screen.
[FUNC.] > [y Exposure]
3 Touch [n] (manual adjustment) and then touch [P] (waveform monitor).
• The waveform monitor will appear in a window on the screen. Touch the window to close it.
• You can adjust the exposure using the dial at the bottom of the screen or by touching inside the
y frame (A 60). You can see the results immediately in the waveform monitor.
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Displaying the Waveform Monitor during [n Manual Exposure] Recording
Program
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1 Open the [n Manual Exposure] screen.
[FUNC.] > [Rec. Programs] > [n Manual Exposure]
2 Touch [P] (waveform monitor).
• The waveform monitor will appear in a window on the screen. Touch the window to close it.
• You can adjust the exposure by using the controls on the screen (A 59). You can see the results
immediately in the waveform monitor.
Displaying the Edge Monitor
1 Open the focus adjustment screen.
[FUNC.] > [< Focus]
2 Touch [D] (manual focus) and then touch [P] (waveform monitor).
• The edge monitor will appear at the bottom of the screen. Touch the edge monitor to close it.
• You can adjust the focus using the focus ring or by touching the inside the < frame (A 47). You
can see the results immediately in the edge monitor.
Video Snapshot
Video Snapshot
Record a series of short scenes. Then, play back your video snapshot scenes set to your favorite
background music (A 110).
The default length of a video snapshot scene is 4 seconds but you can change it to 2 or 8 seconds, or
to the length recommended for the selected story scene (category) in Story Creator, with the r >
[Video Snapshot Length] setting.
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Operating modes:
1 Open the [Video Snapshot] screen.
[FUNC.] > [¦ Video Snapshot]
• Alternatively, you can set an assignable button to [¦ Video Snapshot] (A 85). In that case,
press the assignable button and continue to step 3.
2 Touch [i On].
• A blue border appears on the screen.
• Touch [j Off] to return to normal video recording mode.
3 Press Y.
• The camcorder records for a few seconds (the blue frame serves as a visual progress bar) and
then automatically returns to record pause mode.
• When the camcorder stops recording, the screen will momentarily turn black as if a camera
shutter had released.
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• Changing the camcorder’s operating mode will deactivate the video snapshot mode.
Pre-Recording
Pre-Recording
The camcorder will start recording 3 seconds before you press Y, ensuring you do not miss
important shooting opportunities. This is especially useful when it is difficult to predict when to start
recording.
By default, the pre-recording function is assigned to assignable button 2.
Operating modes:
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1 Press
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• z will appear on the screen.
• Press
again to turn off pre-recording.
2 Press Y.
• The scene recorded in the memory will start 3
seconds before Y was pressed.
NOTES
• The camcorder will not record the full 3 seconds prior to pressing Y if the button was
pressed within 3 seconds of having turned on pre-recording or having finished the previous
recording.
• Any of the following actions will deactivate the pre-recording function.
- Leaving the camcorder without any operation for 1 hour.
- Changing the position of the mode switch.
- Pressing T.
- Activating video snapshot.
- Opening the decoration screen.
- Setting the camcorder to standby mode.
- Touching any of the following control buttons in the FUNC. panel: [MENU], [Rec. Programs],
[Ä White Balance], [x AGC Limit], [— Audio Scene], [Image Stabilizer], [R Faders],
[Ò Decoration] or [w Review Recording].
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Onscreen Displays and Data Code
Onscreen Displays and Data Code
You can turn most onscreen displays on or off.
Operating modes:
Repeatedly press D to turn the onscreen displays on/off in the following sequence:
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mode:
• All displays on
• Most displays off1
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mode2:
• Only data code on
• All displays on
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Pressing D will turn off most of the icons and displays that
appear automatically but will not remove control buttons ([FUNC.],
[PHOTO], etc.) and onscreen displays that were turned on manually
(for example, onscreen markers or the audio level meter).
2 In these modes, pressing D has the same effect as touching
the screen. During single photo view and while playing back a scene, the playback controls are
displayed only momentarily.
About the Data Code
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With every scene or photo recorded, the camcorder keeps a data code (date/time of recording,
information about the camera setup, etc.).
You can select the information to be displayed with the s /
> [Data Code] setting.
Faders
Faders
The camcorder offers two professional looking transition effects to fade-in or fade-out scenes. You
have the option to activate the fader only one time or every time you start or stop recording.
Operating modes:
1 Open the fader selection screen.
[FUNC.] > [R Faders]
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2 Touch the desired fader and then touch [X].
• You can preview the transition effect on the screen.
• The icon of the selected fader appears in green.
To fade in/out
Press Y in record pause mode (Û) to start recording with a fade in. Press Y
while recording (Ü) to fade out and pause the recording.
NOTES
• When you apply a fader, not only the picture but also the sound will fade in or out.
• Faders cannot be used in the following cases:
- While using the [Old Movies] cinema-look filter in
mode.
- When recording scenes with decorations.
- When recording video snapshot scenes.
- While pre-recording is activated.
• You can select whether to fade to/from a black screen or a white screen with the p >
[Fader Setting] setting.
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Custom Button and Dial
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Customization
Customization
Custom Button and Dial
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You can assign to C and the CUSTOM dial one of several frequently used functions. You can
then adjust the selected function using C and the CUSTOM dial, without having to access the
menu.
Operating modes:
1 Open the [Custom Key/Dial] screen.
[FUNC.] > [MENU] > q > [Custom Key/Dial]
2 Touch the desired option and then touch [X].
Options ( Default value)
[ä Mic. Level] When you set [— Audio Scene] in the
FUNC. panel to [„ Custom Setting], you can adjust the
microphone's audio recording level. Press C to display
the audio level indicator and then use the CUSTOM dial to
adjust the audio recording level.
[” Tv/Av]
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When you set the recording program to
[‚ Shutter-Pri. AE] or [“ Aperture-Pri. AE], you can adjust
the shutter speed or aperture value with the CUSTOM dial.
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[l Manual Exposure] When you set the recording program
to [n Manual Exposure], repeatedly press C to toggle
between the aperture value, shutter speed and gain. Next,
use the CUSTOM dial to adjust the setting.
[x AGC Limit] Adjusts the AGC limit. Press C to
display the current AGC limit value and then use the CUSTOM
dial to adjust it.
[y Exposure] When using a recording program other than
[Š Fireworks] or [n Manual Exposure], you can
compensate the automatic exposure set by the camcorder.
Press C to display the exposure compensation value
and then use the CUSTOM dial to adjust it.
[j Off] Use this setting if you do not intend to use
C or the CUSTOM dial.
NOTES
• Instead of the procedure above, you can press and hold C to display a quick menu of the
options. Use the CUSTOM dial to select an option and then press C.
Assignable Buttons
Assignable Buttons
The camcorder conveniently features 2 buttons to which you can assign various functions. By
assigning often used functions, you can quickly access them with a single press of a button.
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Changing the Assigned Function
1 Open the selection screen for the desired assignable button.
[FUNC.] > [MENU] > q > [Assign Button 1] or [Assign Button 2]
2 Select the desired option and then touch [X].
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Options ( Default value for assignable button 1,  default value for assignable button 2)
[È Powered IS] Turns Powered IS on/off (A 55).
[° BLC Always On] Turns backlight correction on/off (A 61).
[~ Face Only AF] Turns face only autofocus on/off (A 50).
[é Story Creator] Activates Story Creator mode (A 99).
[¦ Video Snapshot] Turns video snapshot on/off (A 80).
[Ä WB Priority] Turns white balance priority on/off (A 148).
[
AF/MF] Switches between autofocus and manual focus (A 47). This option is available only
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[z Pre REC]
button 2.
[j Off]
Turns pre-recording on/off (A 81). This option is available only for assignable
Does not assign a function to the assignable button.
Using an Assignable Button
After you assign a function to one of the buttons, press the button to activate the function.
NOTES
• Even if an assignable button was set to one of the following functions in
or
mode, the
button will be disabled if you set the camcorder to
mode: [È Powered IS], [° BLC Always
On], [~ Face Only AF], [Ä WB Priority] or [
AF/MF].
Saving and Loading Menu Settings
Saving and Loading Menu Settings
After you adjust the cinema-look filters and other settings in the FUNC. panel and setup menus, you
can save those settings on a memory card.
Operating modes:
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Saving Menu Settings to a Memory Card
Menu settings must be saved to memory card 3. If the memory card already has menu settings on it,
they will be overwritten.
1 Insert a memory card into memory card slot 3.
2 Open the [Backup Menu Settings 7] screen.
[FUNC.] > [MENU] > q > [Backup Menu Settings 7]
3 Touch [Save] and then touch [Yes].
• The current settings are saved to the memory card.
4 Touch [OK] and then touch [X].
Loading Menu Settings from a Memory Card
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1 Insert a memory card with menu settings into memory card slot 3.
2 Open the [Backup Menu Settings 7] screen.
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[FUNC.] > [MENU] > q > [Backup Menu Settings 7]
3 Touch [Load] and then touch [Yes].
• After the camcorder’s current settings are replaced with the settings saved on the memory card,
the screen will turn black momentarily and the camcorder will restart.
NOTES
• This camcorder can load settings only from other VIXIA HF G20 camcorders.
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Playing Back Video
Playback
Playback
Playing Back Video
Operating modes:
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1 Press T.
• You can also press and hold
on the wireless
controller for more than 2 seconds to switch between
shooting and playback mode.
2 Open the date index screen, if it is not displayed.
[G] > [y Date]
3 Look for the scene you want to play back.
• Move the zoom lever toward T to show 15 scenes
per page; move it toward S to show 6 scenes per page.
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!Memory being read.
"Recording date.
#Division line between recording dates.
$Drag your finger left for the next index page*.
%Drag your finger right for the previous index page*.
&Open the [G Index Selection] screen (A 91).
'3D Flip View (A 90).
(Scene’s timeline (A 96).
* While browsing through index pages, a scroll bar will appear at the bottom of the screen
for a few seconds. When you have a large number of scenes it may be more convenient
to drag your finger along the scroll bar.
Playing Back Video
4 Touch the desired scene to play it back.
• Playback will start from the scene selected and continue until the end of the last scene in the
index screen.
• Touch the screen to display the playback controls. During playback, the playback controls will
disappear automatically after a few seconds without operation. In playback pause, touch the
screen again to hide the playback controls.
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During playback:
!Jump to the beginning of the scene. Double-tap to jump to the previous scene.
"Jump to the beginning of next scene.
#Pause the playback.
$Fast playback* backward/forward.
%Display the volume (A 88) and background music mix balance (A 110) controls.
&Stop the playback.
'Decoration (A 103).
(Data code ([' Date and Time] setting shown) (A 82).
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* Touch several times to increase the playback speed to approximately 5x → 15x → 60x
the normal speed. During fast playback, touch anywhere on the screen to return to
normal playback.
Adjusting the volume
1 During playback, touch the screen to display the playback controls.
2 Touch [Ý], drag your finger along the [Speaker Volume] bar to adjust the volume and
touch [K].
• When q > [AV/Headphones] is set to [Ó Headphones], adjust the [Headphone Volume] bar
instead.
Playing Back Video
During playback pause:
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!Resume playback.
"Slow playback* backward/forward.
#Capture the displayed frame as a photo (A 98).
$Decoration (A 103).
* Touch several times to increase the playback speed 1/8 → 1/4 the normal speed. During
slow playback, touch anywhere on the screen to return to playback pause.
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• Observe the following precautions while the ACCESS indicator is on or flashing. Failing to do so
may result in permanent data loss.
- Do not open the double memory card slot cover.
- Do not disconnect the power source or turn off the camcorder.
- Do not change the camcorder’s operating mode.
• You may not be able to play back with this camcorder movies recorded using another device.
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• Fast/slow playback modes are not available for scenes converted to standard definition. Scenes in
the [z SD Movies] index screen can only be played back at normal speed.
• You can turn off the recording date and time display or change the information displayed with the
s > [Data Code] setting.
• Depending on the recording conditions, you may notice brief stops in video or sound playback
between scenes.
• During fast/slow playback, you may notice some anomalies (blocky video artifacts, banding, etc.) in
the playback picture.
• The speed indicated on the screen is approximate.
• Slow reverse playback will look the same as continuous frame reverse.
Playing Back Video
3D Flip View
Touch [
] in the date index screen to switch to 3D Flip View. This convenient way of displaying
scenes grouped by recording date in a 3D layout can be useful to flip through a large number of
recordings.
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!Recording date.
"Drag your finger left to go to the next date with recordings.
#Drag your finger up and down to browse through the scenes recorded in the
displayed date.
$Drag your finger right to go to the previous date with recordings.
%Return to the date index screen.
&Current scene / Total number of scenes recorded on the selected date.
'Touch the scene in the front to play it back.
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The Index Selection Screen: Selecting the Content to Play Back
The Index Selection Screen: Selecting the Content to Play Back
From the index selection screen you can select the content you want to play back (original scenes by
date or by story, or photos, for example). You can also select the memory from which you want to play
back your recordings.
Operating modes:
In any index screen, touch [G].
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During single photo view, touch the screen once to display the controls then touch [f] to open the
[Photos] index screen.
!Touch the tab of the desired memory: built-in memory, memory card 2 or memory
card 3.
"Touch a control button to select the content you want to play back.
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Options
[y Date] Scenes organized by recording date.
[ê Gallery] Scenes organized by story (A 107).
[} Photos] Photos’ index screen.
[z SD Movies] (only when a memory card is selected) Scenes that were converted to standard
definition to upload them to the Web (A 133).
Two playback modes: the date index screen vs. the gallery
In the date index screen you can find all the movies you have recorded, conveniently organized
by recording date. When you play back scenes from the date index screen, they will be played
back in chronological order.
In the gallery, you can find your scenes grouped as video stories. If you record movies using the
Story Creator function (A 99), your scenes will appear in the story you created; scenes recorded
without using this function will appear in the [Unsorted] story (or [Video Snapshot] story, in the
case of video snapshot scenes). When you play back a story from the gallery, scenes will be
played back in the order of the story’s outline, regardless of their recording date.
Deleting Scenes and Stories
Deleting Scenes and Stories
You can delete those scenes and stories that you are not interested in keeping. Deleting scenes allows
you also to free up space on the memory.
Operating modes:
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Deleting a Single Scene
1 Play back the scene you wish to delete (A 91).
2 Touch the screen to display the playback controls.
3 Open the [Delete] screen.
[Ý] > [Edit] > [Delete]
4 Touch [Yes].
• The scene is deleted.
5 Touch [OK].
Deleting Scenes from the Date Index Screen
1 Open the date index screen (A 91).
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• To delete all the scenes recorded on a specific date, drag your finger left/right until the desired
date appears in the title bar.
2 Open the [Delete] screen.
[Edit] > [Delete]
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3 Touch the desired option.
• When you select [Select], perform the following procedure to select the individual scenes you
want to delete before touching [Yes].
4 Select [Yes].
• Touch [Stop] to interrupt the operation while it is in progress. Some scenes may be deleted
nevertheless.
• The selected scenes are deleted.
5 Touch [OK].
To select individual scenes
1 Touch on the individual scenes you want to delete.
• A checkmark ! will appear on the scenes you touch. The total number of selected scenes will
appear next to the " icon.
• Touch a selected scene to remove the checkmark. To remove all checkmarks at once, touch
[Remove All] > [Yes].
2 After selecting all the desired scenes, touch [OK].
Options
[date] Delete all the scenes recorded on the date shown in the control button.
[Select] Select individual scenes to delete.
[All Scenes] Delete all the scenes.
Deleting Scenes and Stories
Deleting a Single Scene from a Story
1 Open the list of scenes of the story that contains the scene you want to delete.
[G] > [ê Gallery] > Bring the desired story to the front > [Scene List]
2 In the [Scene List] screen, drag your finger up/down to select the scene you want to
delete.
3 Touch the orange box on the right to open the [Edit Scene] screen.
4 Touch [ ] and then touch [Yes].
• The selected scene is deleted.
5 Touch [OK] and then touch [K].
Deleting Scenes from a Story by Rating
1 Open the information screen of the story that contains the scenes you want to delete.
[G] > [ê Gallery] > Bring the desired story to the front > [Story Details]
2 Open the rating selection screen.
[Edit Story] > [Delete]
3 Touch one or more of the rating buttons to select all the applicable scenes.
• A grayed out rating button indicates that no scenes in the story have been given that particular
rating.
• Touch the rating button again to remove those scenes from the selection.
• The number of selected scenes appears on the screen.
4 Delete all applicable scenes.
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[Set] > [Yes]
• Touch [Stop] to interrupt the operation while it is in progress. Some scenes may be deleted
nevertheless.
5 Touch [OK] and then touch [K].
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Deleting Scenes and Stories
Deleting Stories
Deleting a story permanently deletes all the scenes it contains. The two preexisting stories, [Unsorted]
and [Video Snapshot], cannot be deleted.
1 Select the story you want to delete.
[G] > [ê Gallery] > Bring the desired story to the front
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2 Open the [Delete Story] screen.
[Story Details] > [Edit Story] > [Delete Story]
3 Touch [Yes].
• Touch [Stop] to interrupt the operation while it is in progress. Some scenes may be deleted
nevertheless.
4 Touch [OK].
IMPORTANT
• Be careful when deleting recordings. Once deleted, scenes cannot be recovered.
• Deleting a story permanently deletes all the scenes it contains.
• When deleting scenes, scenes will be removed from the date index screen and from any stories in
the gallery they may have belonged to, regardless of the method used to delete them.
• Save copies of important scenes before deleting them (A 127).
• Observe the following precautions while the ACCESS indicator is on or flashing (while scenes are
being deleted).
- Do not open the double memory card slot cover.
- Do not disconnect the power source or turn off the camcorder.
- Do not change the camcorder’s operating mode.
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NOTES
• To delete all movies and make all recordable space available again you may prefer to initialize the
memory (A 36).
Dividing Scenes
Dividing Scenes
You can divide scenes in order to leave out the best parts and later cut out the rest.
Operating modes:
1 Play back the scene you want to divide.
2 Pause the playback at the point where you want to divide the scene.
3 Open the scene division screen.
[Edit] > [Divide]
4 Bring the scene to a precise point, if necessary.
• Playback controls will appear on the screen (A 88). Use any special playback modes (fast
playback, frame reverse/advance) as necessary to locate the desired point.
5 Divide the scene.
[µ Divide] > [Yes]
• The video from the division point to the end of the scene will appear as a new scene in the index
screen.
NOTES
• When advancing/reversing frames while dividing the scenes, the interval between frames is about
0.5 seconds.
• If the scene cannot be divided at the point where you paused the playback, advance/reverse a
frame and then divide the scene.
• During the playback of a scene that was divided, you may notice some anomalies in the picture/
sound at the point where the scene was cut.
• The following scenes cannot be divided:
- Scenes that are too short (less than 3 seconds).
- Scenes that were edited using the supplied software VideoBrowser and were then transferred
back to the camcorder.
• Scenes cannot be divided within 1 second from the beginning or the end of the scene.
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Selecting the Playback Starting Point
Selecting the Playback Starting Point
If you have a very long scene, you may want to start playing back the scene from a certain point. You
can use the movie timeline to break the scene to segments at fixed time intervals ranging from 6
seconds to 6 minutes.
Operating modes:
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1 Open the date index screen (A 91).
2 Open the scene’s [Timeline] screen.
[I] > Desired scene
• The [Timeline] screen appears. The large thumbnail will show the first frame of the scene. Below
it, the timeline ruler shows frames taken from the scene at fixed intervals.
3 Touch the desired frame in the timeline ruler to start playing back the scene from that
point.
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!Touch twice to return to the index screen.
"Previous/next scene.
#Drag your finger left along the ruler to display the next 5 frames.
$Scene’s recording mode and length.
%Recording date and time.
&Drag your finger right along the ruler to display the previous 5 frames.
'Current scene / Total number of scenes.
(Currently selected interval between frames.
To change the interval between frames
1 Touch [6 sec].
2 Select the desired interval and then touch [K].
Capturing Video Snapshot Scenes and Photos from a Movie
Capturing Video Snapshot Scenes and Photos from a Movie
You can capture video snapshot scenes, single photos or a series of continuous photos from a
previously recorded scene. For example, you may want to print photos from video recorded at a party
or create a small video clip using video snapshot scenes from the highlights of an event.
Operating modes:
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Capturing a Video Snapshot Scene
1 Play back the scene or story from which you want to capture the video snapshot scene.
2 Press Y to capture the video snapshot scene.
• The camcorder captures the video snapshot scene for about 4 seconds (the blue frame serves as
a visual progress bar), and then enters playback pause mode. You can change the length of the
video snapshot scenes you capture to 2 or 8 seconds with the r > [Video Snapshot
Length] setting.
3 Touch [Ñ] to stop the playback.
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• A video snapshot scene can be captured only during playback; it cannot be captured during
playback pause mode.
• The captured video snapshot scene is saved to the same memory that contains the source scene.
• Video snapshot scenes cannot be captured from any of the following types of scenes.
- Scenes shorter than 1 second.
- Scenes that were edited using the supplied software VideoBrowser and were then transferred
back to the camcorder.
• When the source scene is itself a video snapshot scene, you may not be able to capture a video
snapshot scene depending on the length of the source scene and the length currently selected for
video snapshot scenes.
• When you start capturing a video snapshot scene less than 1 second from the end of the scene, the
video snapshot scene will be captured starting from the beginning of the following scene.
• During the playback of video snapshot scenes captured from a previously recorded movie, you may
notice some anomalies in the picture/sound at the point where the playback switches to a new
scene.
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Capturing Video Snapshot Scenes and Photos from a Movie
Capturing Photos
You can capture a single photo or a series of photos. The size of the captured photos will be
1920x1080 and it cannot be changed.
Please read the IMPORTANT section (A 98) before using an Eye-Fi card.
To select the photo capture settings
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1 Open the [Photo Capture from Video] screen.
[MENU] > r > [Photo Capture from Video]
2 Touch [o Single Photo] or [p Photo Sequence] and then touch [X].
To capture the photos
1 Play back the scene or story from which you want to capture the photo.
2 Pause the playback at the point you want to capture.
3 Touch [PHOTO].
• To capture a photo sequence, keep touching [PHOTO]. The scene will be played back frame-byframe and each frame captured as a separate photo.
4 Touch [Ñ] to stop the playback.
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• If photos and video snapshot scenes (with compatible cards only) were captured onto an Eye-Fi
card in memory card slot 3, wireless upload will start automatically if you are within the range of a
configured network. Always verify that Eye-Fi cards have been approved in the country/region of
use. See also Using an Eye-Fi card (A 136).
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The data code of the photos will reflect the date and time of recording of the original scene.
Photos captured from a scene with a lot of fast movement may be blurred.
Photos will be recorded on the memory selected for recording photos.
[p Photo Sequence]:
- Up to 100 photos can be captured at a time.
- The photo sequence capture will stop when the end of the scene is reached (playback will pause
at the beginning of the following scene).
- Photos will be captured at intervals of 1/30 second (1/24 second, if the scene was recorded at a
frame rate of [¹ PF24] or [» 24P]).
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Using Story Creator to Create Video Stories
Video Stories and Cinema Style
Video Stories and Cinema Style
Using Story Creator to Create Video Stories
Story Creator is a helpful function that offers suggestions for typical scenes in a number of situations.
With Story Creator, creating a video story with a structured yet interesting storyline is as easy as
selecting one of the story themes, such as [Travel], [Kids & Pets] or [Blog], and following the suggested
categories to record video. You can even select [Unrestricted] to group recordings as a single story
without following the other storylines. During playback, select your story from the gallery to play back
the scenes you recorded as a single, compelling video story (A 107).
Operating modes:
Creating a New Story
1 Start Story Creator mode.
[FUNC.] > [é Story Creator]
• Alternatively, you can set an assignable button to [é Story Creator] (A 85).
• If the memory already contains other stories, the story selection screen will appear. In that case,
touch [New Story].
2 Select the desired theme.
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• Drag your finger left/right to browse through the themes and touch the thumbnail of the desired
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• A list of the suggested categories (story scenes) for the selected theme will appear.
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3 Drag your finger up/down to select a category and touch [OK].
4 In the confirmation screen, touch [Yes] to create the story.
• Initially, the current date will be used as the story’s title, but you can change it by touching [ì]
(A 115).
• A new story will be created and the camcorder will enter record pause mode. The selected story
scene category will appear at the bottom of the screen.
Recording a Scene within a Story
Press Y to record movies within the selected story scene (category).
• Use the displayed recommended length as a reference when recording scenes.
• Scenes will be recorded under the story and category currently selected.
• You can also record video snapshot scenes (A 80).
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Using Story Creator to Create Video Stories
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!Return to the list of story scenes (categories).
"Recommended length of scenes in this category.
#Currently selected story scene (category). You can also touch here to return to the list
of story scenes.
To select a different story scene (category)
1 Touch [ë] to return to the list of story scenes.
• Alternatively, when the story scene title (currently selected category) appears at the bottom of the
screen, you can touch it instead.
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2 Drag your finger up/down to select another category and touch the orange frame on the right
(number of scenes).
To exit Story Creator mode
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1 Touch [FUNC.] and then touch [é Story Creator].
2 Touch [Yes].
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• When recording video snapshot scenes, you can have the camcorder automatically link the length
of video snapshot scenes to the recommended length of story scenes with the r > [Video
Snapshot Length] setting.
• During Story Creator mode, relay recording and double slot recording are not available.
Recording Additional Scenes within an Existing Story
1 Start Story Creator mode.
[FUNC.] > [é Story Creator]
• Alternatively, you can set an assignable button to [é Story Creator] (A 85).
2 Select the story to which you want to add new scenes.
• The list of story scenes will appear. The orange frame on the right will show how many scenes
you have recorded in each story scene (category).
3 Drag your finger up/down to select a category and touch the orange frame on the right
(number of scenes).
• The camcorder will enter record pause mode and the selected story scene category will appear
at the bottom of the screen.
4 Press Y to record a scene within the selected story scene.
CINEMA Mode and Cinema-Look Filters
CINEMA Mode and Cinema-Look Filters
In
mode, the camcorder will adjust the frame rate and several other picture-related settings to
give your recordings a cinematic look. In this mode you can also use a variety of professional cinemalook filters to create unique movies with a distinctive appearance.
Operating modes:
1 Set the mode switch to E.
2 Touch [FILTER 1] to open the cinema-look filter
selection screen.
3 Drag your finger up and down along the photos to
select the desired cinema-look filter and then touch
[OK].
• You can change the effect level before touching [OK].
[Cinema Standard] offers different adjustment options
than the other cinema-look filters.
• The selected cinema-look filter will be applied and its
number will appear on the control button.
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1 Open the parameter selection screen.
[w] > [ON]
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2 Touch [Color Depth], [Softening Filter], [Key (Brightness)] or [Contrast].
3 Touch the desired level or touch [Ï] or [Ð] to adjust the parameter.
• You can also drag your finger along the dial.
• The picture will change immediately according to the adjustment.
• To adjust other parameters, touch [K] to return to the previous screen. Touch the desired
control button and repeat step 3.
4 Touch [K] and then touch [OK].
To select the effect level of the other cinema-look filters
1 Touch [w] to open the adjustment screen.
2 Touch [L] (low), [M] (medium) or [H] (high).
3 Touch [K] and then touch [OK].
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CINEMA Mode and Cinema-Look Filters
Options
( Default value)
The camcorder offers 9 cinema-look filters. Select the desired filter while previewing the effect on the
screen.
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[1: Cinema Standard]
[2: Vivid]
[3: Dream]
[4: Cool]
[5: Nostalgic]
[6: Sepia]
[7: Old Movies]
[8: Memory]
[9: Dramatic B&W]
!Filter number (will appear on the control button)
"Filter name
#Preview the effect on the screen
$Select the effect level
%Brief description (onscreen guidance)
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Adding Decorations
Adding Decorations
Using the decoration function, you can add various graphical
elements to the picture, such as stamps, watermarks, the
date/time, and even your own freehand drawings. Freehand
drawings can help emphasize a portion of the picture to attract
viewers' attention. The supplied stylus pen will be especially
useful for adding decorations.
You can decorate scenes as they are being recorded, during
playback or when converting them to standard definition.
Decorating Scenes while Recording
Operating modes:
1 Open the decoration screen.
[FUNC.] > [Ò Decoration]
• When q > [Autostart Decoration] is set to [i On] (default value), the decoration screen
will open automatically also when you stow the LCD panel with the touch screen facing out.
2 Use a tool from the toolbar as explained in the following procedures.
3 Press Y to record movies with your decorations.
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4 Touch [X] to exit the decoration screen.
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!Canvas - The area where you will draw and see your decorations in action.
"Toolbar.
#[Ó Pens and Stamps] Select the type of pen or stamp and its color. You can also
save a canvas or load a previously saved canvas.
$[× Animated Stamps] Select animated stamps to add to your decoration.
%[Ø Captions] Add the date, date and time, story title or story theme category as a
caption that will be included in the recording.
&[Ü]* (Image Mix) Choose one of 27 different frames to add onto the canvas. Image
mix can be used in combination with the pens, stamps and animated stamps. During
playback, you can add a watermark to the picture using image mix.
'[Ý]* In recording mode: pause the live video. Touch [Þ] to restore the live video.
You can add decorations to the frozen image and even record it.
In playback mode: pause the playback. Touch [Ð] to resume playing back the scene.
([ß] Minimize the toolbar to the top of the screen to view almost all of the canvas.
Touch [à] to restore the toolbar.
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To use [Pens and Stamps]
1 Touch [Ó].
• The [Pens and Stamps] screen will appear.
2 Select the desired pen or stamp from [Tools].
• The main decoration screen will appear again.
3 Draw freely on the canvas.
• To select a different pen or stamp: Repeat steps 1 and 2.
• To change color: Touch [Ó] and then touch the white or black button under [Colors].
Alternatively, touch [Ó] > [Ö] and select a color from the color palette.
• To clear your freehand drawings and stamps: Touch [Ó] > [Clear] > [Yes] > [K].
• To save your freehand drawings and stamps in the built-in memory: Touch [Ó] > [&Save] >
[Yes] > [K].
• To load a previously saved canvas (freehand drawings and stamps only) from the built-in memory:
Touch [Ó] > [&Load] > [Yes] > [K].
Adding Decorations
To use [Animated Stamps]
1 Touch [×].
• The [Animated Stamps] screen will appear.
2 Touch one of the control buttons.
3 Touch anywhere on the canvas to place the selected animated stamp. You can also drag the
animated stamp to a different location.
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To use [Captions]
1 Touch [Ø].
• The [Captions] screen will appear.
2 Touch [Date] or [Time].
• When recording a scene using Story Creator, you can also select [Title] (the story’s title) or [Story
Scene] (the story scene category).
3 Select the desired text settings and touch [K].
• Touch [!] (white text on dark background), ["] (white text) or [#] (black text).
• The selected caption will appear on the screen.
4 Touch the caption and drag it to the desired location.
To use image mix
1 Open the [Select Image] screen.
[Ü] > [ON]
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2 Touch [+] or [-] to select a different image mix frame.
• You can touch one of the memory icons at the bottom of the screen to read image mix frames
saved in the built-in memory (only when recording on or playing back scenes from a memory
card).
3 Touch [K] to mix the selected frame with the live video.
Mixing Your Own Images with Live Video
You can use images you created on your computer for the image mix (Chroma Key) function.
Make sure that the image you want to use has a blue or green area, which will be replaced by the
live video using Chroma Key mixing. Refer to About the image files for the Image Mix function
(A 178) for details about the types of image files that can be used and where to transfer them.
Example of an image used for Chroma Key
Blue/Green area that will be replaced by the live video
Adding Decorations
To use the Chroma Key function
1 Open the [Select Image] screen of the image mix function (A 105).
2 Touch [+] or [-] to select the image you created.
3 Touch [Ð] to open the [Chroma Key] screen.
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4 Touch [Green] or [Blue] depending on the characteristics of the image you want to use and
touch [Ï] or [Ð] or drag your finger along the bottom bar to adjust the chroma key setting as
necessary.
5 Touch [Ð] at the top of the screen to open the [Transparency] screen.
6 Touch [Ï] or [Ð] or drag your finger along the bottom bar to adjust the overall transparency of
the image as necessary.
7 Touch [K] to mix your image with live video.
Decorating Scenes during Playback
Operating modes:
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Play back the scene you want to decorate.
Touch the screen to display the playback controls.
Touch [Ò] to open the decoration screen.
Decorate the scene using the tools from the toolbar as explained in the previous section.
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• In playback mode, the decorations will not be saved with the original recording.
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• Initializing a memory will erase any [Pens and Stamps] drawing canvas and image files you may
have saved. (The image mix frames that come pre-installed in the built-in memory will be restored
after it is initialized.)
• Animated stamps and captions cannot be used at the same time.
• When r > [Rec Media for Movies] is set to [&] (the built-in memory), you will not be able to
select image mix frames saved on a memory card.
• Image mix cannot be selected during playback or while converting a scene to standard definition.
Select the image mix during playback pause or before starting the conversion.
• Decorations will appear in the thumbnails of scenes in the date index screen and gallery.
Playing Back Stories from the Gallery
Playing Back Stories from the Gallery
You can play back recordings made using Story Creator to play them back as a single compelling
video story following the storyline order. Regular scenes and video snapshot scenes recorded without
using Story Creator, will appear in the gallery under the [Unsorted] or [Video Snapshot] stories. When
playing back stories from the gallery, you can choose to play back only scenes with a certain rating.
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1 Open the gallery.
[G] > [ê Gallery]
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!Drag your finger right or left to select a story.
"Story’s theme.
#Selected story (large thumbnail in the front).
$Story’s title (A 115).
%Open the [G Index Selection] screen (A 91).
&Details about the story (number of scenes, total playback time) and editing options.
'List of scenes recorded in the selected story.
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2 Select the story you want to play back.
• Drag your finger right/left to bring the desired story to the front.
• To play back only scenes with a certain rating, proceed to step 3. If not, skip to step 5.
3 Open the [Play by Rating] screen.
[Story Details] > [Play by Rating]
4 Touch the desired rating and touch [K] twice.
5 Touch the story’s thumbnail to start the playback.
• All applicable scenes will be played back from the first scene to the last. When playback ends, the
camcorder will return to the gallery.
• During the playback of a story other than [Unsorted] or [Video Snapshot], touch the screen and
then touch [ë] to display the scene's category during playback. Touch the control button again
to turn the story scene display off.
• Playback controls are the same as when playing back scenes from the date index screen
(A 88).
Playing Back Stories from the Gallery
IMPORTANT
• Observe the following precautions while the ACCESS indicator is on or flashing. Failing to do so
may result in permanent data loss.
- Do not open the double memory card slot cover.
- Do not disconnect the power source or turn off the camcorder.
- Do not change the camcorder’s operating mode.
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NOTES
• If playback of a scene in the gallery is interrupted, you cannot resume playback at the point it
stopped. The story will start over from the beginning the next time you play it back.
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Rating Scenes
Rating Scenes
You can rate story scenes immediately after recording them or during playback. You can then select
multiple scenes with the same rating, for example, in order to play back or copy only your favorite
scenes.
Rating Scenes Immediately After Recording
Operating modes:
1 Open the [Rate Scenes (Recording)] screen.
[FUNC.] > [MENU] > r > [Rate Scenes (Recording)]
2 Touch [i On] and then touch [X].
To rate scenes
Immediately after recording a scene, rating buttons will appear at the bottom of the screen. Touch one
of the rating buttons to rate the scene from one to three stars. You can touch [Ì] to leave the
scene unrated or [Í] to classify it in a separate category (for example, just for outtakes).
To turn off the scene rating function
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leave the current the scene unrated.
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Rating Scenes from the List of Scenes
Operating modes:
1 Open the list of scenes of the story that contains the scenes you want to rate.
[G] > [ê Gallery] > Bring the desired story to the front > [Scene List]
2 In the [Scene List] screen, drag your finger up/down to select the scene you want to rate.
3 Touch the orange box on the right to open the [Edit Scene] screen.
4 Touch the control button of the desired rating and touch [K] twice to return to the gallery.
Rating Scenes during Playback
Operating modes:
1 Play back from the gallery the story that contains the scenes you want to rate.
2 During playback of a scene you want to rate, touch the screen to display the playback
controls.
3 Open the [Rating] screen.
[Ý] > [Edit] > [Rating]
4 Touch the desired rating and then touch [X].
5 Touch [Ð] to resume the playback and rate other scenes in the same way or touch [Ñ] to
return to the gallery.
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Playback with Background Music
Playback with Background Music
Play back movies (or a photo slideshow) with background music. You can use one of the supplied
music tracks or connect an external audio player to use your favorite songs as background music.
Operating modes:
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Using One of the Supplied Music Tracks as Background Music
The supplied VIXIA CD-ROM contains 3 music tracks you can use as background music. The music
files come pre-installed in the built-in memory.
You can mix the original audio and the background music and adjust the background music mix
balance to your preference.
POINTS TO CHECK
• To play back scenes or a slideshow of photos recorded on a memory card, you will need to transfer
the music tracks to the memory card in advance. See the NOTES section (A 112).
1 Open the gallery or date index screen.
[G] > [ê Gallery] or [y Date]
2 Open the [Select Music] screen.
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[MENU] > s > [Select Music] > [i On]
3 Touch [Í] or [Î] to select the desired music track.
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!Select the desired music track.
"Adjust the background music balance.
#Play back the original sound (no background music).
$Delete the music track selected.
%Listen to the music track selected. Touch again (Ñ) to stop the playback.
4 Adjust the mix balance between the original sound and the background music.
• Touch [y] (more of the original sound) or [Û] (more of the background music) or drag your finger
along the [Music Balance] bar to adjust the background music balance as desired.
5 Touch [X] and then touch a story or scene to start the playback with the selected
background music.
Playback with Background Music
To adjust the background music balance during playback
1 During playback, touch the screen to display the playback controls.
2 Touch [Ý], drag your finger along the [Music Balance] bar to adjust the background music
balance as desired and touch [K].
To delete a music track
In the [Select Music] screen, touch [Í] or [Î] to select the track you want to delete.
Touch [
] and then touch [Yes].
Using an External Audio Player for Background Music
Use your favorite songs as background music by connecting an external player.
POINTS TO CHECK
• You will need a commercially available audio cable with at least one mini-stereo plug (to connect to
the MIC terminal on the camcorder); the other end will depend on external player used).
• Make sure that the jacket covering above the mini-stereo plug is smaller than ∅ 9.5 mm (0.37 in.).
1 Connect the external player to the camcorder's MIC terminal.
2 Open the gallery or date index screen.
[G] > [ê Gallery] or [y Date]
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3 Open the [External Audio Input] screen.
[MENU] > s > [External Audio Input]
4 Touch [i On Ü].
5 Adjust the audio input as necessary.
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• Start the music playback on the external player and adjust its volume according to the onscreen
indications.
• Touch [External Player Link] to link the video playback to the start/end of the music from the
external player.
• When the audio input is in the correct range, stop the music playback and touch [X] on the
camcorder.
Playback with the video linked to the external audio
6 Start the music playback on the external player.
• Playback will start from the first scene in the story or index screen.
• When the external audio input stops, video playback will pause. When the external audio input is
restored, video playback will resume automatically.
• Even when the video playback stops, audio playback on the external player will not stop
automatically.
Playback with the video not linked to the external audio
6 Touch a story or scene to start the video playback.
7 Start the music playback on the external player.
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IMPORTANT
• If you use copyrighted songs and music tracks in your video creations, remember that music under
copyright may not be used without permission from the copyright holder, except for cases
permitted under applicable laws, such as for personal use. Make sure to follow applicable laws
when using music files.
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NOTES
• Initializing a memory card will permanently erase any music files you may have transferred to the
card. (The music files that come pre-installed in the built-in memory will be restored after it is
initialized.) To transfer music files from the supplied VIXIA CD-ROM to the memory card:
- Windows users: Use the supplied software VideoBrowser. For details, refer to the Software
Guide (PDF file) of the supplied PIXELA’s software.
- Mac OS users: Use Finder to transfer music files from the "MUSIC" folder on the supplied VIXIA
CD-ROM to the memory card. Refer to About the music files (A 178) for the folder structure of
the memory card.
• Transfer music files to the memory card that contains the recordings you want to play back with
background music.
• In some cases, the video playback may not be correctly linked to the external player. For example, if
the volume of the external player is too low or if the audio signal contains a lot of noise, etc.
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Copying and Moving Scenes Within/Between Stories
Copying and Moving Scenes Within/Between Stories
You can copy and move scenes in the gallery within the same story scene (category), between story
scenes in the same story, and between stories recorded in the same memory.
Operating modes:
1 Open the list of scenes of the story that contains the scene you want to copy or move.
[G] > [ê Gallery] > Bring the desired story to the front > [Scene List]
2 In the [Scene List] screen, drag your finger up/down to select the scene you want to copy/
move.
3 Touch the orange box on the right to open the [Edit Scene] screen and touch [Copy] or
[Move].
4 Select the destination.
• Drag your finger right/left to select the desired story and touch its thumbnail. Then, drag your
finger up/down to select the desired category and touch the orange frame on the right (number of
scenes). And last, drag your finger up/down to move the orange bar within the category to select
the position of the scene.
5 Touch [Set] and then touch [Yes].
• Touching [Set] is not necessary when copying/moving a scene into a story scene category that
contains no other scenes.
• When copying a scene, you can touch [Stop] to interrupt the operation while it is in progress.
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6 After moving a scene: Touch [K].
After copying a scene: Touch [OK] and then touch [K].
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• You cannot copy or move scenes to the two preexisting stories, [Unsorted] and [Video Snapshot].
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Selecting a Story’s Thumbnail Image
Selecting a Story’s Thumbnail Image
Initially, the image used as the story’s thumbnail is the first frame of the first scene in the story. You can
set your favorite scene as the thumbnail that will represent the story in the gallery.
Operating modes:
1 Open the information screen of the story whose thumbnail you want to change.
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[G] > [ê Gallery] > Bring the desired story to the front > [Story Details]
2 Open the [Story Thumbnail] screen.
[Edit Story] > [Story Thumbnail]
3 Locate the frame you want to use as the story’s thumbnail.
• Playback controls will appear on the screen (A 88). Use any special playback modes (fast/slow
playback, frame reverse/advance) as necessary to locate the desired image.
4 Touch [Set] to change the story’s thumbnail.
5 Touch [K] to return to the gallery.
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Changing a Story’s Title
Changing a Story’s Title
When you first create a story, the current date will be used as the story’s title but you can change the
title later on. The title can be up to 14 characters long (available characters are limited). The title of the
two preexisting stories, [Unsorted] and [Video Snapshot] cannot be changed.
Operating modes:
1 Open the information screen of the story whose title you want to change.
[G] > [ê Gallery] > Bring the desired story to the front > [Story Details]
2 Open the [Edit Title] screen.
[Edit Story] > [Edit Title]
3 Use the virtual keyboard to change the title.
4 Touch [OK] and then touch [K] twice to return to the gallery.
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!Switch between letters and numbers/special characters.
"Change the position of the cursor.
#Delete the character to the cursor’s left (backspace).
$Caps Lock. When the numerical keyboard is displayed, [#%?] / [*&+] switches
between set 1 and set 2 of special characters.
NOTES
• We recommend using the supplied stylus pen to enter characters.
• When you save recordings on a computer with the supplied software VideoBrowser using the
option to join and import music and video files from the gallery, some special characters in the
story’s title (/, \, <, >, :, *, ", |, ?) will be changed to an underscore (_) in the file name.
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Terminals on the Camcorder
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External Connections
External Connections
Terminals on the Camcorder
1 COMPONENT OUT Terminal*
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Access: Open the LCD panel and terminal cover.
The component video terminal is for video only. When
you use connection ", do not forget the audio
connections using the AV OUT/× terminal.
2 AV OUT/× Terminal
Access: Open the LCD panel and terminal cover.
Sound from the built-in speaker will be muted while the
STV-250N Stereo Video Cable is connected to the
camcorder. Adjust the volume on the connected TV.
3 HDMI OUT Terminal*
Access: Open the side terminal cover.
The HDMI OUT terminal offers a high-quality digital
connection that combines audio and video in a single
convenient cable. This terminal is an HDMI Mini
Connector. When using a commercially available HDMI
cable, make sure the HDMI cable is Type A to Type C.
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4 USB Terminal
Access: Open the side terminal cover.
* When connecting a cable to the camcorder, make sure to align the triangle marks on the cable’s
connector and on the camcorder’s terminal.
Connection Diagrams
Connection Diagrams
In the following connection diagrams, the left side shows the terminals on the camcorder and the right
side shows (for reference only) an example of terminals on a connected device.
Connection !
HDMI
Type: Digital Quality: High definition Output only
Connect to a high-definition TV (HDTV) with an HDMI input terminal. If your HDTV supports HDMI-CEC or 1080p input, you
can activate these functions with the q > [Control for HDMI] and [HDMI 1080p Output] settings, respectively. You
can check the standard of the current output signal with the q > [HDMI Status] setting.
HTC-100/S High Speed HDMI Cable
(supplied)
HDMI mini connector
HDMI connector
(standard)
About the HDMITM connection
The HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) connection (!) is a convenient all-digital
connection using a single cable for both video and audio. When you connect the camcorder to an
HDTV equipped with an HDMI terminal, you can enjoy video and audio playback at the highest
quality.
- The HDMI OUT terminal on the camcorder is for output only. Do not connect it to an HDMI
output terminal on an external device, as this may damage the camcorder.
- While the camcorder is connected to an HDTV using connection !, there will be no video
output from other terminals.
- Correct operation cannot be guaranteed when connecting the camcorder to DVI monitors.
- Depending on the HDTV, correct playback of personal video content may not be possible using
connection !. Try one of the other connections.
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Connection "
Component Video
Type: Analog Quality: High Definition Output only
Connect to a high-definition TV (HDTV) with component video input terminals. Set q > [AV/Headphones] to
[Ò AV] on the camcorder.
Red
CTC-100 Component Cable
(optional)
Blue
Green
White
STV-250N Stereo Video Cable
(supplied)
Red
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Connection Diagrams
Connection #
Composite Video
Type: Analog Quality: Standard definition Output only
Connect to a standard TV or a VCR with audio/video input terminals. Change the following settings on the camcorder:
- s > [TV Type] according to the TV set (widescreen or 4:3), if the TV cannot automatically detect and change the
aspect ratio
- q > [AV/Headphones] to [Ò AV]
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Yellow
White
STV-250N Stereo Video Cable
(supplied)
Connection $
Red
USB
Type: Digital data connection
Connect to a computer to save your recordings, or to a compatible digital video recorder to copy your recordings.
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USB Cable (supplied)
Mini-B
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Standard-A
(computer, digital recorder)
NOTES
• Power the camcorder using the compact power adapter and only then connect it to the computer
using the supplied USB cable in the following cases.
- To write back scenes recorded with this camcorder that were previously saved on a computer.
For details, refer to the Software Guide (PDF file) of the supplied PIXELA's software.
- To transfer music files from the supplied VIXIA CD-ROM to a memory card in the camcorder in
order to use them as background music. For details, refer to the Software Guide (PDF file) of the
supplied PIXELA's software.
Playback on a TV Screen
Playback on a TV Screen
Connect the camcorder to a TV to view and check your recordings. Playback on an HDTV using one
of the high-definition connections will ensure the best playback quality.
Operating modes:
1 Turn off the camcorder and the TV.
2 Connect the camcorder to the TV.
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• Refer to Connection Diagrams (A 117) and select the most appropriate connection for your TV.
3 Turn on the connected TV.
• On the TV, select as the video input the same terminal to which you connected the camcorder.
Refer to the instruction manual of the connected TV.
4 Turn on the camcorder and set it to
or
mode.
• Play back the movies or photos.
NOTES
• To correctly play back movies recorded with x.v.Color (A 145) on an HDTV compatible with this
standard, additional settings may be required on the connected HDTV. Refer to the TV’s instruction
manual.
• We recommend powering the camcorder using the compact power adapter.
• Connection #: When you play back your 16:9 movies on standard TV sets with a 4:3 aspect ratio,
the TV set will switch automatically to widescreen mode if it is compatible with the Video ID-1
system. Otherwise, change the aspect ratio of the TV manually.
• You can also play video directly from your memory card on AVCHD-compatible HDTVs and digital
recorders with a card slot compatible with the type of memory used*.
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* Refer to the instruction manual of the device. Depending on the device used, correct playback may not
be possible even if the device is AVCHD-compatible. In such case, play back the recordings on the
memory card using the camcorder.
Viewing Photos
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Photos
Viewing Photos
Operating modes:
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1 Press T.
2 Open the [Photos] index screen, if it is not displayed.
[G] > [Photos]
3 Look for the photo you want to play back.
• Move the zoom lever toward T to show 15 photos per
page; move it toward S to show 6 photos per page.
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!Memory being read.
"Drag your finger left for the next index page.*
#Drag your finger right for the previous index page.*
$Open the [G Index Selection] screen (A 91).
* While browsing through index pages, a scroll bar will appear at the bottom of the screen
for a few seconds. When you have a large number of photos it may be more convenient
to drag your finger along the scroll bar.
4 Touch the photo you wish to view.
• The photo is displayed in single photo view.
• Drag your finger left/right to browse through the photos one by one.
To return to the index screen from single photo view
1 Touch the screen to display the playback controls.
2 Touch [f].
Viewing Photos
Photo Jump Function
When you have recorded a large number of photos, you can jump easily through the photos using the
scroll bar.
1 Touch the screen to display the playback controls.
2 Touch [h].
3 Drag your finger left and right along the scroll bar and then touch [K].
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IMPORTANT
• Observe the following precautions while the ACCESS indicator is on or flashing. Failing to do so
may result in permanent data loss.
- Do not open the double memory card slot cover.
- Do not disconnect the power source or turn off the camcorder.
- Do not change the camcorder’s operating mode.
• The following image files may not be displayed correctly.
- Images not recorded with this camcorder.
- Images edited on a computer.
- Images whose file names have been changed.
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Slideshow
Slideshow
You can play a slideshow of all the photos and even set it to music.
Operating modes:
1 Open the [Photos] index screen.
[G] > [Photos]
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2 Select the background music to use during the photo slideshow.
• Music tracks: Steps 2 - 3 (A 110). External audio: Steps 1 - 4 (A 111).
Slideshow set to a music track
3 Touch the photo that will open the slideshow to display it in single photo view.
4 Touch the screen to display the playback controls, then touch [Ð] to play back the
slideshow set to the selected music track.
Slideshow not linked to the external audio
3 Touch the photo that will open the slideshow to display it in single photo view.
4 Touch the screen to display the playback controls, then touch [Ð] to start the slideshow.
5 Start the music playback on the external player.
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3 Start the music playback on the external player.
• Playback will start from the first photo in the index screen.
• Photos will be displayed continuously until the music stops. When the external audio input stops,
the slideshow will stop as well.
During the photo slideshow
• Touch the screen and drag your finger left and right along the volume bar to adjust the volume.
• Touch the screen and touch [Ý] to stop the slideshow.
To change the slideshow’s transition effects
1 Open the [Slideshow Transition] screen.
[MENU] >
> [Slideshow Transition]
2 Touch [j Off], [k Dissolve] or [l Slide Image] and then touch [X].
Deleting Photos
Deleting Photos
You can delete those photos that you are not interested in keeping.
Operating modes:
Deleting a Single Photo
1 In single photo view, select the photo you want to delete.
2 Touch the screen to display the playback controls.
3 Open the [Delete] screen.
[Edit] > [Delete]
4 Touch [
Proceed] and then touch [Yes].
• The photo is deleted.
5 Drag your finger left/right to select another photo to delete or touch [X].
Deleting Photos from the Index Screen
1 Open the [Photos] index screen.
[G] > [Photos]
2 Open the [Delete] screen.
[Edit] > [Delete]
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3 Touch the desired option and then touch [Yes].
• When you select [Select], perform the following procedure to select the individual photos you
want to delete before touching [Yes].
• Touch [Stop] to interrupt the operation while it is in progress. Some photos will be deleted
nevertheless.
4 Touch [OK].
To select individual photos
1 Touch on the individual photos you want to delete.
• A checkmark ! will appear on the photos you touch. The total number of selected photos will
appear next to the " icon.
• Touch a selected photo to remove the checkmark. To remove all checkmarks at once, touch
[Remove All] > [Yes].
2 After selecting all the desired photos, touch [OK].
Options
[Select] Select individual photos to delete.
[All Photos] Delete all the photos.
IMPORTANT
• Be careful when deleting photos. Deleted photos cannot be recovered.
• Photos that were protected with other devices cannot be deleted with this camcorder.
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Saving/Sharing Recordings
Saving/Sharing Recordings
Copying Recordings to a Memory Card
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To copy your recordings, you must select recordings in the built-in memory or on memory card 2. In
either case, the recordings will be copied to memory card 3. Scenes and photos will be copied from
the index screen or from a story in the gallery on the source memory to the same index screen or story
on memory card 3.
Please read the IMPORTANT section (A 126) before using an Eye-Fi card.
Copying Scenes from the Date Index Screen
Operating modes:
1 Open the date index screen (A 91).
• Check that you have selected the & tab (built-in memory) or 6 tab (memory card 2).
• To copy all the scenes recorded on a specific date, drag your finger left/right until the desired date
appears in the title bar.
2 Open the screen to copy scenes.
[Edit] > [Copy (&'7)] or [Copy (6'7)]
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3 Touch the desired option and then touch [Yes].
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• When you select [Select], perform the following procedure to select the individual scenes you
want to copy before touching [Yes].
• Touch [Stop] to interrupt the operation while it is in progress.
4 Touch [OK].
To select individual scenes
1 Touch on the individual scenes you want to copy.
• A checkmark ! will appear on the scenes you touch. The total number of selected scenes will
appear next to the " icon.
• Touch a selected scene to remove the checkmark. To remove all checkmarks at once, touch
[Remove All] > [Yes].
2 After selecting all the desired scenes, touch [OK].
Options
[date] Copy all the scenes recorded on the date shown in the control button.
[Select] Select individual scenes to copy.
[All Scenes] Copy all the scenes.
Copying Recordings to a Memory Card
Copying Scenes from a Story by Rating
Operating modes:
1 Open the gallery and bring the desired story to the front.
[G] > [ê Gallery] > Desired story
• Check that you have selected the & tab (built-in memory) or 6 tab (memory card 2).
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2 Open the [Play by Rating] screen.
[Story Details] > [Play by Rating]
3 Touch the desired rating and then touch [K].
4 Open the screen to copy scenes.
[Edit Story] > [Copy (&'7)] or [Copy (6'7)]
5 Touch [Yes].
• Touch [Stop] to interrupt the operation while it is in progress.
• The selected scenes are copied.
6 Touch [OK] and then touch [K].
Copying a Single Photo
Operating modes:
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1 In single photo view, select the photo you want to copy.
• Check that you are viewing photos recorded in the built-in memory or on memory card 2.
(& or 6 appears next to the photo number.)
2 Touch the screen to display the playback controls.
3 Open the screen to copy photos.
[Edit] > [Copy (&'7)] or [Copy (6'7)]
4 Touch [¨ Proceed] and then touch [Yes].
• The photo is copied.
5 Drag your finger left/right to select another photo to copy or touch [X].
Copying Recordings to a Memory Card
Copying Photos from the Index Screen
Operating modes:
1 Open the [Photos] index screen (A 91).
• Check that you have selected the & tab (built-in memory) or 6 tab (memory card 2).
2 Open the screen to copy photos.
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[Edit] > [Copy (&'7)] or [Copy (6'7)]
3 Touch the desired option and then touch [Yes].
• When you select [Select], perform the following procedure to select the individual photos you
want to copy before touching [Yes].
• Touch [Stop] to interrupt the operation while it is in progress.
• The selected photos are copied.
4 Touch [OK].
To select individual photos
1 Touch on the individual photos you want to copy.
• A checkmark ! will appear on the photos you touch. The total number of selected photos will
appear next to the " icon.
• Touch a selected photo to remove the checkmark. To remove all checkmarks at once, touch
[Remove All] > [Yes].
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2 After selecting all the desired photos, touch [OK].
Options
[Select] Select individual photos to copy.
[All Photos] Copy all the photos.
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IMPORTANT
• Observe the following precautions while the ACCESS indicator is on or flashing. Failing to do so
may result in permanent data loss.
- Do not open the double memory card slot cover.
- Do not disconnect the power source or turn off the camcorder.
- Do not change the camcorder’s operating mode.
• If supported recordings are copied onto an Eye-Fi card in memory card slot 3, wireless upload will
start automatically if you are within the range of a configured network. Always verify that Eye-Fi
cards have been approved in the country/region of use. See also Using an Eye-Fi card (A 136).
NOTES
• In the following cases, you will not be able to copy recordings to the memory card:
- If the double memory card slot is open.
- If the LOCK switch on memory card 3 is set to prevent writing.
- If there is no memory card in memory card slot 3.
• Scenes that were edited using the supplied software VideoBrowser and were then transferred
back to the camcorder cannot be copied to the memory card.
• If there is not enough space on memory card 3, as many photos as possible will be copied before
stopping the operation.
Saving Recordings on a Computer
Saving Recordings on a Computer
Movies recorded with this camcorder are saved in the built-in memory or on a memory card. Because
space is limited, make sure to save your recordings on a computer on a regular basis.
Use the supplied software VideoBrowser to save your movies and the supplied software
ImageBrowser EX to save your photos.
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Saving Movies (Windows only)
With the supplied software VideoBrowser you can save to your computer the scenes you have
recorded. VideoBrowser offers also many options for organizing your video library, editing video,
creating discs and more.
Installation
Install the software before you connect the camcorder to the computer for the first time. Refer to the
Startup Guide (supplied leaflet) and follow the instructions in the Software Guide (PDF file) to install the
supplied PIXELA’s software.
Connecting the Camcorder to a Computer
Operating modes:
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1 Power the camcorder using the compact power adapter.
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• If the camcorder is connected to the computer while it is powered only by the battery pack,
previously saved video files cannot be transferred back to the camcorder and music files cannot
be transferred from the supplied VIXIA CD-ROM to a memory card in the camcorder.
2 Open the date index screen (A 91).
3 Connect the camcorder to the computer using the supplied USB cable.
• Connection $. Refer to Connection Diagrams (A 118).
4 Camcorder: Select [All (for PC only)].
• Camcorder: When the connection is successfully established, [USB Connection] appears on the
screen.
5 Computer: VideoBrowser will start up automatically.
• Click
in the menu panel to start transferring files. For details about using the software, click
to open the Software Guide (PDF file).
Saving Recordings on a Computer
Saving Photos (Windows/Mac OS)
With the supplied software ImageBrowser EX you can save photos to your computer and easily
organize them. The main system requirements are as follows.
OS
CPU
Memory
Windows 8 (32/64-bit)
128
Windows 7 (SP1, 32/64-bit)
Windows Vista (SP2, 32/64-bit)
1 GB (for 32-bit)
2 GB (for 64-bit)
1.6 GHz
1 GB
Windows XP (SP3, 32-bit only)
Mac OS X v10.7, v10.8
Mac OS X v10.6
512 MB
Intel® Core™ Duo,
1.83 GHz
2 GB
1 GB
Installation
Install the software before you connect the camcorder to the computer for the first time. Make sure to
install the software even if you have a different version of ImageBrowser EX on your computer. The
auto-update function of the software may make available to you features optimized for this camcorder.
The 'ImageBrowser EX' User Guide will also be installed with the software.
POINTS TO CHECK
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• Before installing the software, make sure your computer is connected to the Internet.
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1 Insert the VIXIA CD-ROM into the computer's disc drive.
2 Windows: Open the drive into which you inserted the CD-ROM using Windows Explorer.
Mac OS: Use Finder and click the CD-ROM icon.
3 Click/Double-click the Disc_Setup icon
.
4 Follow the onscreen instructions to select your area (continent), country/region and
language.
• Available options will vary depending on your country/region.
5 In the main installer panel click [Easy Installation].
• For Windows users, if a User Account Control dialog box
appears, follow the instructions.
6 Follow the onscreen instructions to complete the
installation.
• During the installation process, you may be prompted to
install Microsoft Silverlight. Follow the instructions to do
so.
Saving Recordings on a Computer
To check that the software was installed correctly
You can check that the software was installed correctly by looking for the ImageBrowser EX
icon in the following location.
Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP: From the Start menu, All Programs > Canon
Utilities > ImageBrowser EX
Windows 8: On the Desktop screen.
Mac OS X: In the Dock, on the Desktop.
If you cannot find the icon, check your Internet connection and install the software again.
First-time connection to a computer running Windows
The first time you connect the camcorder to the computer, you also need to select the
CameraWindow auto-launch setting.
Connecting the Camcorder to a Computer
Operating modes:
1 Power the camcorder using the compact power adapter.
2 Open the [Photos] index screen (A 91).
• Select in advance the memory that contains the photos you want to save.
3 Connect the camcorder to the computer using the supplied USB cable.
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• Connection $. Refer to Connection Diagrams (A 118).
• Camcorder: When the connection is successfully established, [USB Connection] appears on the
screen.
4 Save the photos onto the computer.
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• Refer to relevant sections in the ‘ImageBrowser EX’ User Guide.
IMPORTANT
• When the camcorder is connected to a computer:
- Do not open the double memory card slot cover and do not remove the memory cards.
- Do not access, change or delete any of the camcorder’s folders or files directly from the computer
as this may result in permanent data loss. Always use only the supplied software to save your
movies on the computer and, if necessary, to transfer back previously saved video files to the
camcorder.
• Observe the following precautions while the ACCESS indicator is on or flashing. Failing to do so
may result in permanent data loss.
- Do not open the double memory card slot cover.
- Do not disconnect the USB cable.
- Do not turn off the camcorder or the computer.
- Do not change the camcorder’s operating mode.
• When transferring back previously saved video files to the camcorder, do not disconnect the USB
cable or turn off the camcorder or computer. Doing so may result in scenes that cannot be played
back on the camcorder.
• Operation may not work correctly depending on the software and the specifications/settings of your
computer.
• If you wish to use the image files on your computer, make copies of them first. Use the copied files,
retaining the originals.
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• Refer also to the computer’s instruction manual.
• With the supplied software VideoBrowser, you can also choose to save complete stories from the
gallery. In such case, all the scenes in the story will be merged and saved as a single video file.
• Users of Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP and Mac OS X:
Your camcorder is equipped with the standard Picture Transfer Protocol (PTP) allowing you to
transfer photos (JPEG only) simply by connecting the camcorder to a computer using the supplied
USB cable, without having to install the supplied software ImageBrowser EX.
• If you connect the camcorder to the computer while it is set to
mode, the process of creating
scene thumbnails will start automatically. If your intention was to save photos to the computer, you
can touch [Skip] to stop the process and use the computer’s Safely Remove Hardware function
(Windows) or Eject function (Mac OS) to end the connection to the camcorder. Disconnect the USB
cable, set the camcorder to
mode and restore the connection.
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Copying Recordings to an External Video Recorder
Copying Recordings to an External Video Recorder
Operating modes:
In High Definition
Connect the camcorder to Blu-ray Disc recorders and other AVCHD-compatible digital video
recorders using the supplied USB cable to make perfect copies of your movies in high definition. If the
external digital video recorder has an SD memory card slot*, you can use the memory card to copy
your movies without connecting the camcorder.
* Make sure the external device is compatible with the type of memory card used.
Connecting
1 Power the camcorder using the compact power adapter.
2 Open the date index screen or gallery (A 91).
3 Connect the camcorder to the digital video recorder using the supplied USB cable.
• Connection $. Refer to Connection Diagrams (A 118).
4 Camcorder: Select the memory that contains the scenes you want to copy.
• Select an option other than [All (for PC only)].
• Camcorder: When the connection is successfully established, [USB Connection] appears on the
screen.
Recording
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Details will vary depending on the device used so be sure to refer to the instruction manual of the
digital video recorder.
In Standard Definition
You can copy your movies by connecting the camcorder to a VCR or a digital video recorder with
analog audio/video inputs. Video output will be in standard definition, although the original scenes are
in high definition.
Connecting
Connect the camcorder to the VCR using Connection #. Refer to Connection Diagrams (A 118).
Recording
1 External recorder: Load a blank cassette or disc and set the recorder to record pause
mode.
2 Turn on the camcorder and set it to
mode.
• We recommend powering the camcorder using the compact power adapter.
• Verify that q > [AV/Headphones] is set to [Ò AV].
3 Camcorder: Locate the scene or story you wish to copy and pause the playback just
before the desired scene.
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4 Camcorder: Resume playback.
• By default, onscreen displays will be embedded in the output video signal. You can change this
using the q > [Output Onscreen Displays] setting.
5 External recorder: Start recording when the scene you wish to copy appears; stop
recording when it ends.
6 Camcorder: Stop playback.
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Uploading Recordings to the Web
Uploading Recordings to the Web
In order to share your high-definition scenes on YouTube and Facebook, you need to convert them to
standard definition. This conversion can be completed in the camcorder itself or on a computer using
the supplied software VideoBrowser. Photos can be uploaded using the supplied software
ImageBrowser EX (A 137).
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POINTS TO CHECK
• Make sure the supplied software VideoBrowser is correctly installed before you connect the
camcorder to the computer for the first time. Refer to the Startup Guide (supplied leaflet) and follow
the instructions in the Software Guide (PDF file) to install the supplied PIXELA's software.
Converting Scenes into Standard Definition from the Date Index Screen
Operating modes:
1 Power the camcorder using the compact power adapter.
2 Make sure there is a memory card in memory card slot 3 with sufficient available space.
3 Open the date index screen (A 91).
• Check that you have selected the & tab (built-in memory) or 6 tab (memory card 2).
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• To convert all the scenes recorded on a specific date, drag your finger left/right until the desired
date appears in the title bar.
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4 Press W to convert all the scenes recorded in the selected date. Alternatively, touch
[Edit] > [Convert HD'SD (&'7)] or [Convert HD'SD (6'7)] and select one of the
options for converting multiple scenes.
• You can convert all the scenes recorded on the date shown
in the control button, select individual scenes to convert or
convert all the scenes.
• When you select [Select], perform the procedure described
below to select the individual scenes you want to convert.
• If a copyright notice appears, read it carefully and touch
[OK] if you agree.
5 Review the conversion settings and touch [Next].
• The number and estimated size of the converted SD movies
will be displayed on the screen, within the 7 box.
• Before touching [Next], you can touch [w] to change the
conversion settings as described below.
6 Touch [START] to convert the scenes.
• Before touching [START], you can touch [Ò] to add graphical elements to the converted SD
movies (A 103), or touch [Ý] to adjust the volume (A 88) and background music balance
(A 111).
• You can also decorate the scenes as they are being converted.
• Touch [STOP] to interrupt the operation while it is in progress.
Uploading Recordings to the Web
7 When the conversion is completed, a confirmation screen will appear.
• Continue the procedure if you want to connect the camcorder to the computer and upload your
videos immediately.
• Alternatively, you can touch [End Without Connecting] to connect the camcorder to a computer
at a later time. When you are ready to upload your movies, set the camcorder to
mode and
save your movies and SD movies (A 127). Then, use the supplied software VideoBrowser to
upload your recordings to the Web.
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8 Connect the camcorder to the computer using the supplied USB cable.
• Connection $. Refer to Connection Diagrams (A 118).
9 Computer: VideoBrowser will start up automatically.
• Follow the software's instructions to upload your SD movies to the Web. For details about using
the software, click
to open the Software Guide (PDF file).
To select individual scenes (step 4)
1 Touch on the individual scenes you want to convert.
• A checkmark ! will appear on the scenes you touch. The total number of selected scenes will
appear next to the " icon.
• Touch a selected scene to remove the checkmark. To remove all checkmarks at once, touch
[Remove All] > [Yes].
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2 After selecting all the desired scenes, touch [OK].
To select the bit rate (step 5)
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Using a higher bit rate will result in better video quality for the converted scenes, while a lower bit rate
will result in smaller file sizes and faster uploads.
1 Touch [w].
2 Touch [Bit Rate (Quality)].
3 Touch the desired option and then touch [K] twice.
To automatically divide scenes (step 5)
If you are converting a long scene, you can have the camcorder divide it into 10-minute SD movies to
make uploading easier.
1 Touch [w].
2 Touch [Auto Divide].
3 Touch [On] and then touch [K] twice.
IMPORTANT
• While the camcorder is connected to the computer, do not open the double memory card slot cover
and do not remove the memory cards.
• Observe the following precautions while the ACCESS indicator is on or flashing. Failing to do so
may result in permanent data loss.
- Do not open the double memory card slot cover.
- Do not disconnect the USB cable.
- Do not disconnect the compact power adapter or turn off the camcorder or the computer.
Uploading Recordings to the Web
NOTES
• The time required to convert scenes is approximately equal to the total playback time of the
converted scenes. In most cases this is still faster than converting the scenes in the computer so we
recommend you convert scenes in the camcorder.
• The maximum total playback time of the scenes to be converted to standard definition is 12 hours.
• Video snapshot scenes and photos cannot be captured from scenes converted to standard
definition.
• Scenes cannot be converted to standard definition when memory card 3 already contains the
maximum number of folders or scenes (A 145).
• You can play back and delete the converted SD movies from the [SD Movies] index screen on the
memory card used for the conversion.
Converting Scenes into Standard Definition from a Story by Rating
1 Open the gallery and bring the desired story to the front.
[G] > [ê Gallery] > Desired story
• Check that you have selected the & tab (built-in memory) or 6 tab (memory card 2).
2 Open the [Play by Rating] screen.
[Story Details] > [Play by Rating]
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3 Touch the desired rating and then touch [K].
4 Press W and continue the conversion to standard definition from step 5 in the previous
procedure (A 133).
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NOTES
• When converting scenes from a story:
- All the scenes are merged into one converted SD movie.
- If the converted SD movie is too large, it will be split into smaller 10-minute long movies when
[Auto Divide] (A 134) is set to [On].
- The maximum total playback time of the scenes to be converted is 2 hours and 30 minutes.
Converting Only Part of a Scene or Story
1 Play back the scene or story that you want to partially convert.
• Check that you have selected a scene recorded in the built-in memory or on memory card 2.
2 Pause the playback where you want the converted SD movie to begin.
3 Press W and continue the conversion to standard definition from step 5 in the previous
procedure (A 133).
• The video from the playback pause until the end of the scene/story (or up to a maximum of
10 minutes, in case of longer scenes/stories) will be converted to standard definition.
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Uploading your Videos Wirelessly
If you are using an Eye-Fi card, you can automatically upload movies to your favorite video sharing
Web site. You will need to have installed the software supplied with your Eye-Fi card and completed all
the required configuration setup in advance. Refer to the instruction manual of the Eye-Fi card. Also,
note that not all Eye-Fi cards can upload AVCHD movies. Check compatibility in advance.
Please read the IMPORTANT section before using an Eye-Fi card.
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1 Insert your Eye-Fi card into memory card slot 3 and make sure there is sufficient
available space on the memory card.
2 Set the camcorder to
mode.
• To upload movies (AVCHD): Scenes that were recorded on (or copied onto) memory card 3
will be automatically uploaded to the Web if you are within range of a configured network.
• To upload SD movies: Convert the desired scenes (A 133). At the end of the procedure, touch
[End Without Connecting]. The converted SD movies on memory card 3 will be automatically
uploaded to the Web if you are within range of a configured network.
• The status of the wireless communication is shown by the Eye-Fi icon as follows:
- • (grayed out) Communication not established
- • (white, flashing) Connecting; • (white, continuously on) Wireless upload on standby
- • (animated) Wireless upload in progress
- … q > [Eye-Fi Communication] is set to [j Off]
- ‰ Wireless upload stopped by the camcorder (A 158)
- ‹ Error reading from the Eye-Fi card (A 157)
IMPORTANT
Using an Eye-Fi Card
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• This product is not guaranteed to support Eye-Fi card functions (including wireless transfer). In case
of an issue with an Eye-Fi card, please check with the card manufacturer. Also note that an approval
is required to use Eye-Fi cards in many countries or regions. Without approval, use of the card is not
permitted. If it is unclear whether the card has been approved for use in the area, please check with
the card manufacturer.
• Do not use Eye-Fi cards on airplanes and in other places where wireless communication is
forbidden. Remove the Eye-Fi card from the camcorder beforehand.
NOTES
• Depending on the amount of data to be uploaded and the network’s wireless connection
conditions, it can take some time to upload video files. If the wireless connection is too weak, the
wireless upload may fail and the video files will be registered as incomplete uploads.
• About power saving:
- Wireless communication drains the power of the battery pack faster than usual. We recommend
powering the camcorder using the compact power adapter.
- While files are being uploaded wirelessly, the camcorder’s automatic power off function will be
disabled.
• Wirelessly uploading files is not possible when the Eye-Fi card is in memory card slot 2 (the Eye-Fi
icon will not appear on the screen). Be sure to insert the Eye-Fi card into memory card slot 3.
• While using an Eye-Fi Card, the ACCESS indicator may flash from time to time.
• Wireless communication is available only in playback mode. Any wireless transfer in progress will be
stopped if you set the camcorder to recording mode.
Uploading Recordings to the Web
• Wireless communication is not available when the optional WM-V1 Wireless Microphone is attached
to the camcorder. Any wireless transfer in progress will be stopped the moment you attach the
WM-V1 to the camcorder.
• You can turn off the wireless communication with the q > [Eye-Fi Communication]* setting.
• If the LOCK switch on the Eye-Fi card is set to prevent writing, you will not be able to turn the
wireless communication on/off and the status icon will change to ‹. To use wireless
communication make sure the switch on the Eye-Fi card is not in the LOCK position.
* This menu option will appear only when using an Eye-Fi card.
Uploading Photos to the Web
With the supplied software ImageBrowser EX, you can upload your photos to Facebook after saving
them on your computer. Additionally, you can use CANON iMAGE GATEWAY* to make photo albums
and more. After saving your photos on a computer (A 128), refer to the relevant sections in the
'ImageBrowser EX' User Guide (PDF file).
* This service may not be available in all countries/regions.
Installation
Install the software before you connect the camcorder to the computer for the first time. The software
is compatible with computers running Windows or Mac OS operating systems. Refer to Saving Photos
(Windows/Mac OS) (A 128).
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Appendix: Menu Options Lists
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Additional Information
Additional Information
Appendix: Menu Options Lists
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Menu items not available appear grayed out. For details about how to select an item, refer to Using the
Menus (A 29). For details about each function, see the reference page. Menu options without a
reference page are explained after the tables. Underlined menu options indicate default values.
FUNC. Panel
FUNC. Panel - Recording Modes
AUTO
n
CINEMA
[MENU]
Open the menus
–
z
z
30
[Rec. Programs]
[’ Programmed AE], [‚ Shutter-Pri. AE],
[“ Aperture-Pri. AE], [n Manual Exposure]
–
z
z
57,
59
[ú Portrait], [û Sports], [ü Night Scene], [ý Snow],
[þ Beach], [ÿ Sunset], [Œ Low Light], [œ Spotlight],
[Š Fireworks]
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z
–
64
–
z
z
61
Control Button
Setting options/Function
[° BLC Always On] [i On], [j Off]
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A
[Ä White Balance]
[Ã Automatic], [¼ Daylight], [½ Shade], [¾ Cloudy],
[¿ Fluorescent], [À Fluorescent H], [É Tungsten],
[Â Color Temperature], [Æ Set 1], [Ç Set 2]
–
z
z
62
[x AGC Limit]
[m Automatic], [n Manual]
–
z
z
56
[< Focus]
Touch AF frame; [D] (manual focus): Toggle on or off;
[O] (peaking): Toggle on or off; [w] (settings):
[Peaking and B&W], [Peaking Color]
When [D] is on - [SET] (focus preset), [P] (edge monitor)
When [SET] is on - [ON] (return to preset focus position)
–
z
z
47
[y Exposure]
Touch AE frame; [n] (manual adjustment): Toggle on or off,
[w] (settings): [AE Lock (touch)], [Zebra Pattern];
[z] or [{] (zebra pattern): Toggle on or off
When [n] is on - [P] (waveform monitor), exposure
adjustment dial
–
z
z
60
[— Audio
Scene]1, 2
[‘ Standard], [’ Music], [‚ Speech],
[“ Forest and Birds], [” Noise Suppression]
z
z
z
68
[„ Custom Setting]
–
z
z
[ä Mic. Level]
[m Automatic], [n Manual]
[Audio Level Indicator]: Toggle on or off
–
z
z
69
[
[È With È], [
1
Intelligent IS]
[ZOOM]
[Image Stabilizer]
C
z
–
–
40
Zoom controls, [START]/[STOP] control (for movies)
z
z
z
53
[PHOTO] control (for photos)
z
z
–
[Ä Dynamic], [Å Standard], [Ì Off]
–
z
z
Without È]
55
Appendix: Menu Options Lists
Control Button
Setting options/Function
AUTO
n
CINEMA
A
[Image Effects]
[ON], [OFF]
When [ON] - [Color Depth], [Sharpness], [Contrast],
[Brightness]: ±0 (-2 to +2)
–
z
–
66
[R Faders]1
[S Off], [T Fade Trigger/Once], [U Fade Trigger/
Always], [V Wipe/Once], [W Wipe/Always]
–
z
z
83
z
z
z
103
[Ü] (image mix): Toggle on or off, [Ý] (pause live video)
z
z
–
[ß] (minimize toolbar)
z
z
z
[é Story Creator]2 Story themes, [New Story]
z
z
z
99
[¦ Video
Snapshot]2
z
z
z
80
–
z
z
43
[Ò Decoration]1, 2 [Ó Pens and Stamps], [× Animated Stamps],
[Ø Captions]
[i On], [j Off]
[v Review
Recording]1
1
2
–
Option available only for recording movies.
The setting is maintained when the camcorder is switched from
(Except for [„ Custom Setting] under [— Audio Scene].)
Edit Panel -
[Copy
Mode
mode.
Playback Pause
A
<date>, [Select],
[All Scenes]
–
–
124
<date>, [Select],
[All Scenes]
–
–
133
<date>, [Select],
[All Scenes]
[This Scene],
[All Scenes]
[This Scene]
92
–
–
z
95
[Edit Story] from the
[Story Details] screen
[Edit Scene] from the
[Scene List] screen
Playback Pause
A
<by scene rating>
–
–
125
<by scene rating>
–
–
135
C
Date Index Screen
(&'7)]1
[Convert HD'SD
(&'7)]1
Y
P
O
mode to
[SD Movies] Index
Screen
Control Button
[Copy (6'7)]1
or
[Convert HD'SD
(6'7)]1
[Delete] or [
]
[Divide]
From the gallery:
Control Button
[Copy (&'7)]
1
[Copy (6'7)]1
[Convert HD'SD
(&'7)]1
[Convert HD'SD
(6'7)]1
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Appendix: Menu Options Lists
Control Button
[Delete] or [
]
[Delete Story]2
[Edit Scene] from the
[Scene List] screen
Playback Pause
A
<by scene rating>
[This Scene]
[This Scene]
92
z
–
–
94
z
–
–
114
[Edit Title]2
z
–
–
115
[Copy]
–
z
–
113
[Move]
–
z
–
113
[Divide]
–
–
z
[Rating]
–
[Story Thumbnail]
140
2
[Edit Story] from the
[Story Details] screen
1
2
[É], [Ê], [Ë],
[Ì] (unrated), [Í] (others)
95
109
Operation not available for recordings on memory card 3 (7 tab).
Operation not available for the two preexisting stories, [Unsorted] and [Video Snapshot].
Edit Panel -
Mode
Control Button
[Copy (&'7)]*
Index Screen
Single Photo View
A
[Select], [All Photos]
z
125
z
123
[Copy (6'7)]*
[Delete]
C
Y
P
O
* Operation not available for recordings on memory card 3 (7 tab).
Appendix: Menu Options Lists
Setup Menus
p Camera Setup
n
CINEMA
[Digital Zoom]1
[j Off], [n 40x], [o 200x], [f Digital Tele-conv.]
z
–
–
[Soft Zoom Control]2
[j Off], [¬ Start], [® Stop], [¯ Start & Stop]
z
z
54
[Z Fast], [[ Normal], [] Slow]
z
z
52
[Y] (variable speed), [X] (constant speed)
When [X] is selected: 1-16 (8)
z
z
52
[Wireless Ctrlr Zoom
Speed]2
1-16 (8)
z
z
53
[AF Mode]2
[= Instant AF], [? Medium AF], [@ Normal AF]
z
z
48
[Focus Assistance]1, 2
[i On], [j Off]
z
z
–
[Face Detection & Tracking] [i On }], [j Off]
z
z
49
[Auto Backlight Correction]
[i On], [j Off]
z
z
61
Menu item
Setting options
[Zoom Speed Level]2
[Zoom Lever Zoom Speed]
2
2
A
[i On], [j Off]
z
z
–
[ND Filter]
[k Automatic], [j Off]
z
z
–
[Conversion Lens]2
[¾ Tele-converter], [¿ Wide-converter], [j Off]
z
z
–
[Fader Setting]1
[° Black Screen], [± White Screen]
z
z
83
[Onscreen Markers]
[j Off], [3 Level (White)], [4 Level (Gray)],
[5 Grid (White)], [6 Grid (Gray)]
z
z
–
[Auto Wind Screen]1
[H High], [L Low
z
z
71
[Microphone Attenuator]1
[k Automatic], [i On å]
z
z
–
[MIC Terminal Input]1
[Þ External Audio], [ß Microphone]
z
z
72
[Audio Mix]1
[j Off], [i On]
When [i On] is selected: [INT]
[Internal Microphone]/[MIC Terminal Input]
z
z
72
z
z
71
[Built-in Mic Directionality]1 [í Monaural], [h Normal], [î Wide], [ï Zoom]
z
z
70
[Surround Mic
Directionality]1, 3
z
z
–
[Auto Slow Shutter]
[Built-in Mic Freq.
Response]1
1
2
3
C
Y
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], [j Off à]
[EXT],
[h Normal], [ç Boost LF Range],
[è Low Cut Filter], [é Boost MF Range],
[ê Boost HF+LF Range]
[ò Surround], [ó Zoom], [ô Shotgun]
Option available only for recording movies.
The setting is maintained when the camcorder is switched from
or
mode to
mode.
Option available only when the optional SM-V1 Surround Microphone is attached to the camcorder
after having updated the camcorder’s firmware using the memory card supplied with the SM-V1.
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Appendix: Menu Options Lists
[Digital Zoom]: Determines the operation of the digital zoom.
142
The color of the indicator indicates the zoom.
• When [n 40x] or [o 200x] is selected, the camcorder
will switch automatically to digital zoom when you zoom in
beyond the optical zoom range.
• With the digital zoom the image is digitally processed, so
the image resolution will deteriorate the more you zoom in.
• For an explanation of the digital tele-converter, see Digital
Tele-Converter (A 54).
Optical zoom
Digital zoom
White
Light
blue
Dark
blue
Up to 10x
10x 40x
40x 200x
[Focus Assistance]: When focus assistance is activated, the image at the center of the screen is
magnified to help you focus manually (A 47).
• Using focus assistance will not affect the recordings. It will be cancelled automatically after
4 seconds or when you start recording.
[Auto Slow Shutter]: The camcorder automatically uses slow shutter speeds to obtain brighter
recordings in places with insufficient lighting.
• Minimum shutter speed used: 1/30; 1/12 when the frame rate is set to [¹ PF24] or [» 24P];
1/15 when it is set to [· PF30].
• The auto slow shutter can only be activated when the recording program is set to [’ Programmed
AE], but the setting will not change even if you set the camcorder to
mode.
• If a trailing afterimage appears, set the slow shutter to [j Off].
Y
P
O
[ND Filter]: Only available during the [“ Aperture-Pri. AE] and [n Manual Exposure] recording
programs. When set to [k Automatic], the ND filter can be selected when adjusting the aperture.
Depending on the selected setting, [ND1/2], [ND1/4] or [ND1/8] will appear on the screen next to the
aperture value.
C
[Conversion Lens]: When you attach to the camcorder the optional TL-H58 Tele-converter or
WD-H58W Wide-converter, set the appropriate conversion lens setting. The camcorder will then
optimize the image stabilization and adjust the minimum object distance. The minimum object
distance throughout the entire zoom range will be 130 cm (4 ft. 3 in.) for the TL-H58 and 40 cm
(1 ft. 3 in.) for the WD-H58W.
• When you select a setting other than [j Off], the AF mode is automatically set to [@ Normal
AF].
• The approximate subject distance displayed on the screen will change depending on the setting. If
you are not using a conversion lens, select [j Off].
[Onscreen Markers]: You can display a grid or a horizontal line at the center of the screen. Use the
markers as a reference to make sure your subject is framed correctly (vertically and/or horizontally).
• Using the onscreen markers will not affect the recordings.
[Microphone Attenuator]: Helps prevent audio distortions. You can use this setting when using an
external microphone or when [— Audio Scene] is set to [„ Custom Setting].
[k Automatic]: The camcorder will automatically activate the microphone attenuator as necessary for
optimal audio recording levels so high audio levels will not be distorted.
[i On å]: The microphone attenuator will be activated at all times to reproduce more faithfully
the sound dynamics. å will appear on the screen.
Appendix: Menu Options Lists
[Surround Mic Directionality]: Sets the directionality mode of the optional SM-V1 Surround Microphone.
[ò Surround]: Records 5.1ch surround sound.
[ó Zoom]: Records 5.1 audio channels. Additionally, the audio is linked to the zoom position. The
larger the subject appears on the screen, the louder the sound will be as well.
[ô Shotgun]: Records monaural audio with a highly directional setting that is most sensitive to
sound coming directly from the front of the camcorder/microphone.
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Playback Setup
y
}
A
z
z
110
[External Audio Input] [j Off], [i On Ü]
When [i On Ü] - [External Player Link]: Toggle on or off
z
z
111
[Data Code]
z
z
–
[Slideshow Transition] [j Off], [k Dissolve], [l Slide Image]
–
z
122
[TV Type]2
z
z
–
Menu item
[Select Music]
1
2
Setting options
1
[j Off], [i On]
When [i On] - list of music tracks, [y]
(Original sound/Background music)
[j Off], [% Date], [& Time], [' Date and Time],
[( Camera Data]
[+ 4:3 TV], [, Wide TV]
[Û]
Y
P
O
Default in
mode.
Option not available when the camcorder is connected to an HDTV using the supplied High Speed
HDMI cable.
C
[Data Code]: Displays the date and/or time when the scene or photo was recorded.
[( Camera Data]: Displays the aperture (f-stop) and shutter speed used when recording the scene
or photo.
[TV Type]: When you connect the camcorder to a TV using the supplied STV-250N Stereo Video Cable,
select the setting according to the type of TV in order to display the picture in full and in the correct
aspect ratio.
[+ 4:3 TV]: TV sets with 4:3 aspect ratio.
[, Wide TV]: TV sets with 16:9 aspect ratio.
• When the TV type is set to [+ 4:3 TV], during the playback of video originally recorded with an
aspect ratio of 16:9, the picture will not be displayed fullscreen.
Appendix: Menu Options Lists
r Recording & Connections Setup
n
CINEMA
y
}
[Self Timer]
[i On <], [j Off]
z
z
–
–
67
[Video Snapshot
Length]1, 2
[C 2 sec], [D 4 sec], [F 8 sec],
[Story Length-Based]: Toggle on or off
z
z
–
–
80,
97
Menu item
144
Setting options
A
[C 2 sec], [D 4 sec], [F 8 sec]
–
–
z
[Rate Scenes
(Recording)]1, 2
[i On], [j Off]
z
z
–
–
109
[Rec Media for
Movies]1, 2
[&] (built-in memory), [6] (memory card 2),
[7] (memory card 3),
When set to [&] or [6]: [Relay Recording]: [j],
[&'6], [&'6'7], [6'7]
When set to [6]: [Double Slot Rec]: [j], [i]
z
z
–
–
34
[Recording
Mode]1, 2
[© High Quality 24 Mbps], [¨ High Quality 17 Mbps],
[¦ High Quality 12 Mbps], [¤ Standard Play 7 Mbps],
[¥ Long Play 5 Mbps]
z
z
–
–
45
z
z
–
–
46
[Frame Rate]1, 2, 3 [´ 60i (Standard)], [¹ PF24], [· PF30],
[» 24P]
[Rec Media for
Photos]4
[&] (built-in memory), [6] (memory card 2),
[7] (memory card 3)
z
–
z
–
34
[Photo Capture
from Video]4
[o Single Photo], [p Photo Sequence]
–
–
z
–
98
[Scan Reverse
Rec]1, 2
[j Off], [I Vertical], [J Horizontal], [K Both]
z
z
–
–
–
[Memory Info]
[&] (built-in memory), [6] (memory card 2),
[7] (memory card 3)
z
z
z
z
–
[x.v.Color]
[i On -], [j Off]
z
z
–
–
–
[Color Bars &
Test Tone]1
[j Off], [
z
z
–
–
78
[File
Numbering]1
[m Reset], [n Continuous]
z
–
z
z
–
1
2
3
4
C
Color Bars], [
Y
P
O
Color Bars & Tone]
The setting is maintained when the camcorder is switched from
or
Option available only for recording movies.
Can be set independently for
and
mode. The default value in
Option available only for recording photos.
mode to
mode.
mode is [¹ PF24].
[Scan Reverse Rec]: Inverts the recorded image horizontally, vertically or horizontally and vertically.
[Memory Info]: Displays a screen where you can verify how much of the built-in memory or the memory
card is currently in use (« total recording time and ª total number of photos) and how much space
remains available for recording.
• Estimated figures about available movie recording time and available number of photos are
approximate and based on the recording mode currently in use and a photo size of 1920x1080.
• In the information screen of a memory card you can also check its Speed Class.
• The [Total space] shown for the built-in memory indicates actually usable space. It may be slightly
smaller than the nominal built-in memory capacity listed in the specifications.
Appendix: Menu Options Lists
[x.v.Color]: Uses a color space with an extended gamut to achieve deeper colors, closer to real life.
• Use this function to record video only when you intend to play back your recordings on an HDTV
compatible with x.v.Color, connected to the camcorder using the supplied High Speed HDMI cable.
If recordings made with x.v.Color are played back on a non-compatible TV, colors may not be
reproduced correctly.
[File Numbering]: Select the file numbering method to be used on a new memory card. Photos and SD
movies are automatically assigned consecutive numbers from 0101 to 9900, and stored in folders
containing up to 100 files. Folders are numbered from 101 to 998.
[m Reset]: File numbers will restart from 101-0101 every time you insert a new memory card.
[n Continuous]: File numbers will continue from the number following that of the last file recorded
with the camcorder.
• If the memory card you insert already contains a file with a larger number, a new file will be assigned
a number one higher than that of the last file on the memory card.
• We recommend using the [n Continuous] setting.
• The file number indicates the name and location of the file on the memory card. For example, the file
name of a photo numbered 101-0107 is “IMG_0107.JPG”, stored under the folder
“DCIM\101CANON” while an SD movie with the same file number will have the file name
“MVI_0107.MPG”.
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Y
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q System Setup
n
CINEMA
y
}
A
[Output Onscreen
Displays]
[i On], [j Off]
z
z
z
z
–
[Language !]1
[
], [Dansk], [Deutsch], [
], [English],
[Español], [Français], [Italiano], [Magyar], [Melayu],
[Nederlands], [Norsk], [Polski], [Português], [
],
[Suomi], [Svenska], [Türkçe], [
], [
],
[
], [
], [
], [
], [
],
[
], [
]
z
z
z
z
31
[LCD Brightness]1
)
z
z
z
z
–
[LCD Screen
Dimmer]1
[i On], [j Off]
z
z
z
z
–
[LCD Mirror
Image]1
[i On], [j Off]
z
z
–
–
–
[AV/Headphones]1
[Ò AV], [Ó Headphones]
z
z
z
z
73,
131
[Volume]1
[Speaker]:
–
–
z
z
88
z
z
z
z
73
Menu item
146
Setting options
Ø
*
Ù, Ú
[Headphones]:
Ô
Õ, Ö
Y
P
O
[Notification
Sounds]1
[÷ High Volume], [ø Low Volume], [j Off]
z
z
z
z
–
[Wireless Remote
Control]1
[i On], [j Off 0]
z
z
z
z
–
[Powered IS
Button]
[Î Press and Hold], [Ï Toggle On/Off]
z
z
–
–
–
[Custom Key/Dial]
[ä Mic. Level], [” Tv/Av], [l Manual Exposure],
[x AGC Limit], [y Exposure], [j Off]
z
z
–
–
84
[Assign Button 1]1
[È Powered IS], [° BLC Always On],
[~ Face Only AF], [é Story Creator],
[¦ Video Snapshot], [Ä WB Priority],
[
AF/MF], [j Off]
z
z
–
–
85
[Assign Button 2]1
[È Powered IS], [° BLC Always On],
[~ Face Only AF], [é Story Creator],
[¦ Video Snapshot], [Ä WB Priority],
[z Pre REC], [j Off]
[Set WB Priority]
[Ã Automatic], [¼ Daylight], [½ Shade],
[¾ Cloudy], [¿ Fluorescent], [À Fluorescent H],
[É Tungsten], [
Color Temperature],
[Æ Set 1], [Ç Set 2]
z
z
–
–
–
[Focus Ring
Direction]
[h Normal], [X Reverse]
z
z
–
–
–
[Focus Ring
Response]
[Z Fast], [[ Normal], [] Slow]
z
z
–
–
–
C
Appendix: Menu Options Lists
Menu item
Setting options
n
CINEMA
y
}
A
[Focus Preset
Speed]
[Z Fast], [[ Normal], [] Slow]
z
z
–
–
–
[Autostart
Decoration]1
[i On], [j Off]
z
z
–
–
103
[Power Saving
Mode]1
[Auto Power Off]: [j Off], [i On]
z
z
z
z
–
147
[Quick Start (Standby)]: [Off], [10 min], [20 min],
[30 min]
[Initialize &/*] [& Built-in Mem.], [6 Mem. Card A],
[7 Mem. Card B]
z
z
z
z
36
[Complete Initialization]: Toggle on or off
[Time Zone/DST]1
["] (home time zone) or [#] (travel time zone):
[New York], list of world time zones
[$] (DST adjustment): Toggle on or off
z
z
z
z
32
[Date/Time]1
[Date/Time]: –
[Date Format]: [Y.M.D], [M.D,Y], [D.M.Y]
(Y- year, M- month, D- day)
[24H]: Toggle on (24-hour clock) or off (12-hour clock)
z
z
z
z
31
z
z
z
z
–
z
z
z
z
–
z
z
z
z
–
–
[Battery Info]
–
[Control for
HDMI]1, 2
[i On], [j Off]
[HDMI 1080p
Output]1, 2
[i On], [j Off]
C
Y
P
O
z
z
z
z
[Distance Units]
[. meters], [/ feet]
z
z
–
–
–
[Backup Menu
Settings 7]
[Save], [Load]
z
z
–
–
86
[Demo Mode]1
[i On], [j Off]
z
z
–
–
–
–
–
–
z
–
z
z
z
z
136
[HDMI Status]
[Firmware]
[Eye-Fi
Communication]3
–
–
[k Automatic], [j Off]
1
The setting is maintained when the camcorder is switched from
or
mode to
mode.
(Except for some of the [Assign Button 1]/ [Assign Button 2] settings.)
Option not available when the camcorder is connected to an HDTV using the supplied High Speed
HDMI cable.
3 Option available only after having inserted an Eye-Fi card into memory card slot 3.
2
[Output Onscreen Displays]: When set to [i On], the camcorder’s onscreen displays will appear also
on the screen of a TV or monitor connected to the camcorder.
[LCD Brightness]: Adjusts the brightness of the LCD screen.
• Changing the brightness of the LCD screen does not affect the brightness of your recordings or the
brightness of the playback image on a TV.
Appendix: Menu Options Lists
[LCD Screen Dimmer]: When set to [i On], the LCD screen is dimmed. Doing so is ideal when using
the camcorder in locations where the LCD’s illumination could become a nuisance to others. Hold
D pressed down for about 2 seconds to restore the LCD screen to its previous brightness setting.
• Dimming the LCD screen does not affect the brightness of your recordings or the brightness of the
playback image on a TV.
• When the screen dimmer is set to [j Off], the LCD screen will return to the brightness level that
was in use before the screen was dimmed.
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[LCD Mirror Image]: When set to [i On], you can rotate the LCD panel 180 degrees to let the subject
check the image while you record. While the LCD panel is rotated toward the subject you will not be
able to decorate the scene.
[Notification Sounds]: A beep will accompany some operations like turning on the camcorder, the selftimer countdown, etc.
• While pre-recording (A 81) is activated, the camcorder will not emit any notification sounds.
[Wireless Remote Control]: Allows the camcorder to be operated with the wireless controller.
[Powered IS Button]: Determines the operation mode of the assignable button set to [È Powered IS]
(A 55).
[Î Press and Hold]: Powered IS will be activated while you hold the button pressed down.
[Ï Toggle On/Off]: Each press of the button will turn the Powered IS function on and off.
Y
P
O
[Set WB Priority]: You can press an assignable button set to [Ä WB Priority] to switch between the
current white balance and the white balance setting selected for [Set WB Priority].
C
[Focus Ring Direction]: Changes the direction the focus ring needs to be turned.
[Focus Ring Response]: Selects the sensitivity of the response when operating the focus ring.
[Focus Preset Speed]: Determines the speed at which the focus changes to the preset position.
[Power Saving Mode]: Controls the camcorder’s automatic power off settings.
[Auto Power Off]: In order to save power when the camcorder is powered by a battery pack, it will
automatically shut off if left without any operation for 5 minutes.
• Approximately 30 seconds before the camcorder shuts off, [Auto Power Off] will appear.
• In standby mode, the camcorder will shut off after the time selected for the [Quick Start (Standby)]
setting.
[Quick Start (Standby)]: Select whether to activate the Quick Start function (A 44) when you close the
LCD panel in a recording mode and the length of time after which the camcorder will end the standby
mode and shut off automatically.
• You can set Quick Start to [Off], for example, if the camcorder is set on a fixed position and you
want to keep recording video with the LCD panel closed in order to conserve the battery’s power.
[Battery Info]: When you are using a battery pack that is compatible with Intelligent System, this option
displays a screen where you can verify the battery charge (as a percentage) and the remaining
recording time (
,
mode) or playback time (
,
mode).
Appendix: Menu Options Lists
[Control for HDMI]: Activates the HDMI-CEC (Consumer Electronics Control) function. When you
connect the camcorder to an HDTV compatible with HDMI-CEC using the supplied High Speed HDMI
cable, you can control the camcorder’s playback using the remote control of the TV.
• If set to [i On], when the camcorder is connected to a compatible HDTV using the supplied High
Speed HDMI cable, the video input on the TV will automatically be set to the camcorder’s video
input. Then, you can use the up/down/left/right buttons and the OK or SET button on the TV’s
remote control to play back your recordings.
• Depending on the TV set, additional settings may be required on the TV itself to activate the HDMICEC function. Refer to the TV’s instruction manual.
• Correct operation of the HDMI-CEC function cannot be guaranteed even when connecting the
camcorder to compatible TV sets. If you cannot use the remote control of the TV, set [Control for
HDMI] to [j Off] and operate the camcorder directly or use the camcorder’s wireless controller.
• The remote control of the TV can only be used to play back movies or photos (
or
mode
only). If the camcorder is connected to the TV while it is set to
,
or
mode,
depending on the TV used, turning off the TV will automatically turn off the camcorder even if it is
recording at the time.
• We recommend not connecting more than 3 HDMI-CEC compatible devices at a time.
[HDMI 1080p Output]: If set to [i On], when the camcorder is connected using the supplied High
Speed HDMI cable to an HDTV that supports the 1080p standard, your video recordings (made in
1080i) will be converted and output as 1080p.
Y
P
O
[HDMI Status]: Displays a screen where you can verify the standard of the output signal from the HDMI
OUT terminal.
C
[Distance Units]: Selects the units to use for the focusing distance display during manual focus.
[Demo Mode]: The demonstration mode displays the camcorder’s main features. It starts automatically
when the camcorder is powered with the compact power adapter if you leave it turned on without a
memory card for more than 5 minutes.
• To cancel the demo mode once it has started, press any button or turn off the camcorder.
[Firmware]: You can verify the current version of the camcorder’s firmware. This menu option is usually
unavailable.
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Appendix: Onscreen Icons and Displays
Appendix: Onscreen Icons and Displays
Recording Movies (using Story Creator)
6
150
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
1
2
3
9
10
11
4
12
5
13
14
Control button [FUNC.]: Open the
FUNC. panel (A 29)
Smart AUTO (A 40)
Face detection frame (A 49)
Touch & Track frame (A 51)
Control button [PHOTO]: Take a photo
(A 39, 98)
Control button [ë]: Return to the list of
story scenes (A 99)
C
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
Memory operation (A 153)
Intelligent IS (A 40)
Remaining battery time (A 153)
Zoom (A 53)
Recording mode (A 45)
Current story scene (category) (A 99)
Recommended scene length (A 99)
Control button: Last FUNC. panel
function used ([Ò Decoration]
(A 103) in this case)
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Appendix: Onscreen Icons and Displays
,
Recording Movies
n Manual mode
CINEMA mode
49 50
22 23 24 7 2526 2728
1
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
1
45
46
17
18
47
9
29
11
30
31
32
33
34
5
51
48
35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44
15 Recording program (A 57, 64)
16 Exposure compensation (A 60)
17 AGC limit (A 56); Gain (during the
[n Manual Exposure] recording
program) (A 59)
18 Autofocus mode (A 48); MF Manual
focus (A 47)
19 } Face detection (A 49);
~ Autofocus only for faces (A 50)
20 White balance (A 62)
21 Audio level indicator (A 69)
22 x.v.Color (A 145)
23 While recording/during playback:
Scene counter (hours : minutes : seconds)
24 Double slot recording (A 36)
25 Remote sensor off (A 148)
26 Image stabilizer (A 55)
27 Digital tele-converter (A 54)
28 Frame rate (A 46)
29 Remaining recording time
6/7 On the memory card
& In the built-in memory
(/) Relay recording (A 35)
30 Image effects (A 66)
31 Backlight correction (A 61)
32 Microphone attenuator (A 142)
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33
34
35
36
37
38
Audio scene select (A 68)
Headphone output (A 73)
Peaking (A 48)
Zebra pattern (A 59)
Level marker (A 142)
Conversion lens (Tele-converter shown)
(A 142)
Fader (A 83)
Auto wind screen off (A 71)
Built-in microphone directionality
(A 70);
Directionality of the
optional SM-V1 Surround Microphone
(A 143)
Mini advanced shoe (A 74)
External audio input from the MIC
terminal (A 72)
Control button: Last FUNC. panel
function used ([ZOOM] in this case)
Aperture value (A 57, 59)
Shutter speed (A 57, 59)
ND filter (A 142)
Control button [FILTER 1]: Cinema-look
filters (A 101)
mode (A 101)
Self timer (A 67)
Pre-recording (A 81)
Y
P
O
39
40
41
42
43
44
45
46
47
48
49
50
51
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Appendix: Onscreen Icons and Displays
Playing Movies (during playback)
11 7 53 54
9
23
55
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52
56
57
14
52 Playback control buttons (A 88)
53 External audio input (A 111)
54 Eye-Fi wireless communication
(A 136)
55 Scene number
56 Data code (A 82, 143)
57 Volume and background music balance
controls (A 88, 111)
Viewing Photos
58
59
C
Y
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9
60
61
62
56
63
64
58 Control button [MENU]: Open the setup
menus (A 30, 141)
59 Control button [Edit]: Open the Edit
panel (A 140)
60 Current photo / Total number of photos
61 File number (A 145)
62 Control button [h]: Photo jump
(A 121)
63 Control button [Ð]: Slideshow
(A 122)
64 Control button [f]: Return to the
[Photos] index screen (A 120)
NOTES
• You can press D to turn off most icons and displays.
Appendix: Onscreen Icons and Displays
7 Memory operation
Ü Record, Û Record pause, Ð Playback, Ý Playback pause, × Fast playback,
Ø Fast reverse playback, Õ Slow playback, Ö Slow reverse playback,
Ó Frame advance, Ô Frame reverse.
9 Remaining battery time
• The icon shows a rough estimate of the remaining
100%
75%
50%
25%
0%
charge as a percentage of the full charge of the battery
pack. The remaining recording/playback time of the
battery pack is displayed, in minutes, next to the icon.
• When the battery charge becomes low,
will appear in yellow. When the battery pack is
exhausted,
will appear in red. Replace or charge the battery pack.
• When you attach an empty battery pack, the power may turn off without displaying
.
• Depending on the conditions under which the camcorder and the battery pack are used, the
actual battery charge may not be indicated accurately.
• When the camcorder is off, press B to display the charge status of a battery pack.
The Intelligent System will display the charge status (as a percentage) and the remaining
recording time (in minutes) for 5 seconds. If the battery pack is exhausted, the battery
information may not be displayed.
29 Remaining recording time
Y
P
O
When there is no more free space on the memory, [& End] (built-in memory), [6 End] (memory
card 2) or [7 End] (memory card 3) will be displayed in red and the recording will stop.
C
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Troubleshooting
Troubleshooting
If you have a problem with your camcorder, refer to this section. Sometimes what you think is a
malfunction of the camcorder may have the simplest of solutions - please read the “CHECK THIS
FIRST” box before going on to the more detailed problems and solutions. Consult your dealer or a
Canon Service Center if the problem persists.
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CHECK THIS FIRST
Power supply
• Is the battery charged? Is the compact power adapter correctly connected to the camcorder?
(A 20)
Recording
• Did you turn the camcorder on and correctly set it to a recording mode? (A 38) If you are
recording on a memory card, is one correctly inserted into the camcoder? (A 34)
Playback
• Did you turn the camcorder on and correctly set it to playback mode? (A 87, 120) If you are
playing back recordings from a memory card, is one correctly inserted into the camcorder?
(A 34) Does it contain any recordings?
Other
Y
P
O
• Does the camcorder make a rattling sound? The internal lens fixture can move when the
camcorder is turned off or in a playback mode. This is not a malfunction.
C
Power source
The camcorder will not turn on or it turns off by itself.
- The battery pack is exhausted. Replace or charge the battery pack.
- Remove the battery pack and reattach it correctly.
Cannot charge the battery pack.
- Make sure the camcorder is off so charging can start.
- The temperature of the battery pack is outside its operating range (approximately 0 – 40 °C
(32 – 104 °F)). Remove the battery pack, warm it or let it cool down, as necessary, and try
charging it again.
- Charge the battery pack in temperatures between approximately 0 °C and 40 °C (32 °F and
104 °F).
- The battery pack is faulty. Replace the battery pack.
- The camcorder cannot communicate with the battery pack attached. Battery packs not
recommended by Canon for use with this camcorder cannot be charged using this camcorder.
- If you are using a battery pack recommended by Canon for use with this camcorder, there may
be a problem with the camcorder or battery pack. Consult a Canon Service Center.
A noise can be heard from the compact power adapter.
- A faint sound can be heard while the compact power adapter is connected to a power outlet.
This is not a malfunction.
The battery pack is exhausted extremely quickly even at normal temperatures.
- The battery may have reached the end of its battery life. Buy a new battery pack.
Troubleshooting
Recording
Pressing Y will not start recording.
- You cannot record while the camcorder is writing previous recordings onto the memory (while
the ACCESS indicator is on or flashing). Wait until the camcorder has finished.
- The memory is full or it already contains the maximum number of scenes (3,999 scenes). Delete
some recordings (A 92, 123) or initialize the memory (A 36) to free some space.
The point where Y was pressed does not match the beginning/end of the recording.
- There is a slight interval between pressing Y and the actual start/end of recording.
This is not a malfunction.
The camcorder will not focus.
- Autofocus does not work on the subject. Focus manually (A 47).
- The lens or Instant AF sensor is dirty. Clean the lens or sensor with a soft lens-cleaning cloth
(A 168). Never use tissue paper to clean the lens.
When a subject flits across in front of the lens, the image appears slightly bent.
- This is a phenomenon typical of CMOS image sensors. When a subject crosses very quickly in
front of the camcorder, the image may seem slightly warped. This is not a malfunction.
Changing the operating mode between recording (Ü)/record pause (Û)/playback (Ð) takes
longer than usual.
- When the memory contains a large number of scenes, some operations may take longer than
usual. Save your recordings (A 127) and initialize the memory (A 36).
Y
P
O
Movies or photos cannot be recorded properly.
- This may occur as movies and photos are recorded/deleted over time. Save your recordings
(A 127) and initialize the memory (A 36).
C
Cannot record a photo while recording movies.
- You cannot take photos in
mode, while the digital zoom is activated (A 142), while
fading in or fading out a scene (A 83) or while using double slot recording (A 36).
After using the camcorder for a long time, it becomes hot.
- The camcorder may become hot after using it continuously for long periods of time; this is not
a malfunction. If the camcorder becomes unusually hot or it becomes hot after using it only for
a short while, it may indicate a problem with the camcorder. Consult a Canon Service Center.
Cannot create a new story.
- A memory can contain a maximum of 98 user-created stories. Delete some stories from the
gallery (A 94) or select a different memory (A 34).
Playback
Cannot copy/move scenes in a story.
- The memory is full. Delete some recordings (A 92, 123) to free some space.
Cannot delete a scene.
- You may not be able to delete scenes recorded or edited using another device.
Deleting scenes takes longer than usual.
- When the memory contains a large number of scenes, some operations may take longer than
usual. Save your recordings (A 127) and initialize the memory (A 36).
Cannot capture a video snapshot scene from a movie.
- You cannot capture video snapshot scenes from scenes recorded or edited using another
device.
- The memory is full. Delete some recordings (A 92, 123) to free some space.
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When playing back scenes/slideshow with background music, the music track is not played
back correctly.
- This can occur when you transfer the music files to a memory card after repeatedly recording
and deleting scenes (fragmented memory). Save your recordings (A 127) and initialize the
memory card (A 36). Then, transfer the music files first and only then transfer the video files.
- Music tracks will not play back correctly if the connection was interrupted while transferring the
music files to a memory card. Delete the music tracks and transfer the music files again.
- The transfer rate of the memory card used is too slow. Use a recommended memory card
(A 33).
When playing scenes/a slideshow linked to external audio, the video playback is not correctly
linked to the external player.
- The volume of external player may be too low. Try increasing the volume of the external player.
Cannot divide scenes
- You cannot divide scenes recorded or edited using another device.
- The memory is full. Delete some recordings (A 92, 123) to free some space.
Cannot copy scenes/photos
- You may not be able to copy scenes/photos recorded or edited using another device.
Cannot mark individual scenes/photos in the index screen with a checkmark !
- You cannot select more than 100 scenes/photos individually. Select the [All Scenes] or [All
Photos] option instead of [Select].
Indicators and Onscreen Displays
C
Y
P
O
lights up in red.
- Battery pack is exhausted. Replace or charge the battery pack.
appears on the screen.
- The camcorder cannot communicate with the battery pack attached so the remaining battery
time cannot be displayed.
6/7 lights up in red.
- A memory card error occurred. Turn off the camcorder. Remove and reinsert the memory card.
Initialize the memory card if the display does not change back to normal.
- The memory card is full. Replace the memory card or delete some recordings (A 92, 123) to
free some space on the memory card.
Even after stopping recording, the ACCESS indicator does not go off.
- The scene is being recorded in the memory. This is not a malfunction.
The red ON/OFF (CHG) indicator flashes rapidly (
one flash at 0.5-second intervals).
- Charging has stopped because the compact power adapter or the battery pack is faulty.
Consult a Canon Service Center.
The red ON/OFF (CHG) indicator flashes very slowly (
one flash at 2-second
intervals).
- The temperature of the battery pack is outside its operating range (approximately 0 – 40 °C
(32 – 104 °F)). Remove the battery pack, warm it or let it cool down, as necessary, and try
charging it again.
- Charge the battery pack in temperatures between approximately 0 °C and 40 °C (32 °F and
104 °F).
- The battery pack is damaged. Use a different battery pack.
Troubleshooting
‰ appears on the screen
- The LOCK switch on the Eye-Fi card is set to prevent accidental erasure. Change the position
of the LOCK switch.
- An error occurred when trying to access control data on the Eye-Fi card. Turn the camcorder
off then on again. If the icon appears often, there might be a problem with the Eye-Fi card.
Contact the card manufacturer’s customer care.
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Picture and Sound
The screen appears too dark.
- The LCD screen was dimmed. Hold D pressed down for 2 seconds to restore the LCD
screen to its previous brightness setting.
Screen displays turn on and off repeatedly.
- The battery pack is exhausted. Replace or charge the battery pack.
- Remove the battery pack and reattach it correctly.
Abnormal characters appear on the screen and the camcorder does not operate properly.
- Disconnect the power source and reconnect it after a short time. If the problem still persists,
remove the battery pack and disconnect all other power sources from the camcorder. Then,
press the RESET button with a pointed object to reset all the camcorder’s settings to default
values.
Y
P
O
Video noise appears on screen.
- Keep a distance between the camcorder and devices that emit strong electromagnetic fields
(plasma TVs, cellular phones, etc.).
C
Horizontal bands appear on the screen.
- This is a phenomenon typical of CMOS image sensors when recording under some types of
fluorescent, mercury or sodium lamps. To reduce the symptoms, set the recording program to
[Programmed AE] or [Shutter-Pri. AE] (A 57). This is not a malfunction.
Viewfinder picture is blurred.
- Adjust the viewfinder with the dioptric adjustment lever (A 22).
No picture appears on the viewfinder.
- Pull out the viewfinder to activate it.
- No picture will be output to the viewfinder if a cable is connected to the HDMI OUT,
COMPONENT OUT or AV OUT/× terminal in playback mode. Remove the cable.
Audio cannot be recorded.
- When using a microphone connected to the MIC terminal, make sure the microphone is turned
on. Also, make sure its battery is not exhausted.
- The audio recording level is not set correctly (A 69).
Sound is distorted or is recorded at lower levels.
- When recording near loud sounds (such as fireworks, shows or concerts), sound may become
distorted or it may not be recorded at the actual levels. Adjust the audio recording level
manually (A 69).
There are brief stops in the sound recorded with the optional WM-V1 Wireless Microphone.
- This may occur if the LOCK switch on the Eye-Fi card was set to prevent writing, causing
wireless communication to occur while recording. Change the position of the LOCK switch.
The picture is displayed correctly but there is no sound from the built-in speaker.
- Speaker volume is turned off. Adjust the volume.
- If the STV-250N Stereo Video Cable is connected to the camcorder, disconnect it.
- The AV terminal is set to headphone output. Set r > [AV/Headphones] to [AV].
Troubleshooting
Memory Card and Accessories
Cannot insert the memory card.
- The memory card was not facing the correct direction. Turn the memory card over and insert it.
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Cannot record on the memory card.
- The memory card is full. Delete some recordings (A 92, 123) to free some space or replace
the memory card.
- Initialize the memory card (A 36) when you use it with the camcorder for the first time.
- The LOCK switch on the memory card is set to prevent accidental erasure. Change the position
of the LOCK switch.
- A compatible memory card must be used to be able to record movies on a memory card
(A 33).
- The folder and file numbers have reached their maximum value. Set r > [File Numbering]
to [Reset] and insert a new memory card.
The wireless controller will not work.
- Set q > [Wireless Remote Control] to [On].
- Replace the battery of the wireless controller.
Cannot upload files wirelessly using an Eye-Fi card.
- You may have inserted the Eye-Fi card into memory card slot 2. Insert it into memory card slot
3.
- q > [Eye-Fi Communication] is set to [Off] (… appears onscreen). Set it to [Automatic].
- Wireless communication is not available in recording mode or while the optional WM-V1
Wireless Microphone is attached to the camcorder. Set the camcorder to playback mode or
remove the WM-V1.
- Opening the LCD panel may help when the wireless connection is not strong enough.
- During wireless transfer, wireless communication may stop when the wireless signal conditions
worsen (‰ appears onscreen). Perform wireless transfer in a place with good signal
conditions.
- Contact the card manufacturer’s customer care.
C
Y
P
O
The wireless communication status icon does not appear
- You may have inserted the Eye-Fi card into memory card slot 2. Insert it into memory card slot
3.
Connections with External Devices
Video noise appears on the TV screen.
- When using the camcorder in a room where a TV is located, keep a distance between the
compact power adapter and the power or antenna cables of the TV.
Playback looks fine on the camcorder but there is no image on the TV screen.
- The video input on the TV is not set to the video terminal to which you connected the
camcorder. Select the correct video input.
- There will be no video output from the AV OUT terminal while an optional CTC-100 Component
Cable is connected to the camcorder’s COMPONENT OUT terminal. Disconnect the CTC-100
Component Cable in advance to use the AV OUT terminal.
There is no sound from the TV.
- When connecting the camcorder to an HDTV using an optional CTC-100 Component Cable,
make sure to connect also the audio connections using the white and red plugs of the
STV-250N Stereo Video Cable.
Troubleshooting
The camcorder is connected using the supplied High Speed HDMI cable, but there is no picture
or sound from the HDTV.
- Disconnect the High Speed HDMI cable and then restore the connection or turn the camcorder
off and then on again.
The camcorder is connected using the supplied High Speed HDMI cable, but HDMI-CEC does
not work (cannot play back using the TV’s remote control).
- Disconnect the High Speed HDMI cable and turn off the camcorder and the TV. After a short
while turn them on again and restore the connection.
- q> [Control for HDMI] is set to [Off]. Set it to [On].
- HDMI-CEC is not activated on the connected TV. Activate this function on the TV.
- Even with TV sets compatible with HDMI-CEC the range of functions available differs
depending on the type of TV. Refer to the instruction manual of the connected TV.
The computer does not recognize the camcorder even though the camcorder is connected
correctly.
- Disconnect the USB cable and turn off the camcorder. After a short while, turn it on again and
restore the connection.
- Connect the camcorder to a different USB port on the computer.
Cannot save photos on my computer
- When the memory contains too many photos (Windows – 2,500 photos or more, Mac OS –
1,000 photos or more), you may not be able to transfer photos to a computer. Try using a card
reader to transfer the photos on the memory card. To transfer the photos in the built-in
memory, copy them to the memory card in advance (A 126).
List of Messages
(in alphabetical order)
C
Y
P
O
Accessing the memory card. Do not remove the memory card.
- You opened the double memory card slot cover while the camcorder was accessing the
memory card or the camcorder started accessing the memory card as you opened the double
memory card slot cover. Do not remove the memory card until this message disappears.
Back up recordings regularly
- This message may appear when you turn on the camcorder. In the event of a malfunction,
recordings may be lost so back up your recordings regularly.
Buffer overflow. Recording was stopped.
- The data transfer rate was too high for the memory card in use and the recording was stopped.
Replace the memory card with one rated SD Speed Class 2, 4, 6 or 10.
- After repeatedly recording, deleting and editing scenes (fragmented memory), it will take longer
to write data on the memory and recording may stop. Save your recordings (A 127) and
initialize the memory (A 36).
Built-in memory error
- The built-in memory could not be read. Contact a Canon Service Center.
Built-in memory is full
- The built-in memory is full ([& End] appears on the screen). Delete some recordings (A 92,
123) to free some space. Alternatively, save your recordings (A 127) and initialize the built-in
memory (A 36).
Built-in memory writing error Attempt recovering the data?
- This message will appear the next time you turn on the camcorder if power supply was
accidentally interrupted while the camcorder was writing to the memory. Select [Recover] to try
to recover the recordings.
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Troubleshooting
Cannot access the built-in memory
- There is a problem with the built-in memory. Contact a Canon Service Center.
Cannot communicate with the battery pack. Continue using this battery pack?
- You attached a battery pack that is not recommended by Canon for use with this camcorder.
- If you are using a battery pack recommended by Canon for use with this camcorder, there may
be a problem with the camcorder or battery pack. Consult a Canon Service Center.
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Cannot convert
- Cannot access the memory card. Check the memory card and make sure it is inserted
correctly.
- You inserted a MultiMedia Card (MMC) into the camcorder. Use a recommended memory card
(A 33).
- There was an error creating the file name. Set
> [File Numbering] to [Reset] and initialize
the memory card (A 36) or delete all the photos (A 123) and converted SD movies (A 92).
Cannot copy
- The total size of the scenes you selected to copy exceeds the available space on the memory
card. Delete some recordings on the memory card (A 92, 123) or reduce the number of
scenes to copy.
- The memory card already contains the maximum number of scenes (3,999 scenes). Delete
some scenes (A 92) to free some space.
- The gallery already contains the maximum number of stories (98 stories in any one given
memory). Delete some stories (A 94) to free some space.
Y
P
O
Cannot divide the scene. Initialize only using the camcorder.
- The scene could not be divided because the camcorder’s internal scene management data log
is full. Save your recordings (A 127) and initialize the memory (A 36). Transfer back the
backup files and try dividing the scene again.
- Use the supplied software VideoBrowser to save the scene and divide it on the computer.
C
Cannot enter standby mode now
- The camcorder cannot enter standby mode if the remaining battery charge is too low. Charge
or replace the battery pack (A 20).
Cannot load canvas
- The canvas file that was saved on the memory is corrupted.
- Canvas data cannot be read from canvas files created using other devices.
Cannot play back
- You cannot play back scenes that were recorded or edited using another device and then
written back to the built-in memory.
- If a memory card was recorded on with another device and then the LOCK switch was set to
prevent writing, gallery information cannot be accessed correctly so playback is not possible
from the gallery screen. Play back scenes from the date index screen or change the position of
the LOCK switch on the memory card.
- There is a problem with the memory. If this message appears often without apparent reason,
contact a Canon Service Center.
Cannot play back Cannot access the built-in memory
- There is a problem with the built-in memory. Save your recordings (A 127) and initialize the
built-in memory using the [Complete Initialization] option (A 36). If the problem persists,
contact a Canon Service Center.
Cannot play back Check the memory card
- There is a problem with the memory card. Save your recordings (A 127) and initialize the
memory card using the [Complete Initialization] option (A 36). If the problem persists, use a
different memory card.
Troubleshooting
Cannot play the movies in the built-in memory Initialize only using the camcorder
- The camcorder's built-in memory was initialized using a computer. Initialize the built-in memory
with this camcorder (A 36).
Cannot play the movies on this memory card
- Movies cannot be played back from a 64 MB or smaller memory card. Use a recommended
memory card (A 33).
Cannot play the movies on this memory card Initialize only using the camcorder
- The memory card in the camcorder was initialized using a computer. Initialize the memory card
with this camcorder (A 36).
Cannot record
- You cannot capture video snapshot scenes from scenes recorded or edited using another
device.
- There is a problem with the memory. If this message appears often without apparent reason,
contact a Canon Service Center.
Cannot record Cannot access the built-in memory
- There is a problem with the built-in memory. Save your recordings (A 127) and initialize the
built-in memory using the [Complete Initialization] option (A 36). If the problem persists,
contact a Canon Service Center.
Cannot record Check the memory card
- There is a problem with the memory card. Save your recordings (A 127) and initialize the
memory card using the [Complete Initialization] option (A 36). If the problem persists, use a
different memory card.
Y
P
O
Cannot record movies in the built-in memory Initialize only using the camcorder
- The camcorder's built-in memory was initialized using a computer. Initialize the built-in memory
with this camcorder (A 36).
C
Cannot record movies on this memory card
- Movies cannot be recorded on a 64 MB or smaller memory card. Use a recommended memory
card (A 33).
Cannot record movies on this memory card Initialize only using the camcorder
- The memory card in the camcorder was initialized using a computer. Initialize the memory card
with this camcorder (A 36).
Cannot save the canvas
- Cannot save your [Pens and Stamps] drawings on the memory. Save your recordings (A 127)
and initialize the memory (A 36).
Change the battery pack
- Battery pack is exhausted. Replace or charge the battery pack.
Check the memory card
- Cannot access the memory card. Check the memory card and make sure it is inserted
correctly.
- A memory card error occurred. The camcorder cannot record or display the image. Try
removing and reinserting the memory card, or use a different memory card.
- You inserted a MultiMedia Card (MMC) into the camcorder. Use a recommended memory card
(A 33).
- If after the message disappears, 6/7 appears in red, perform the following: Turn off the
camcorder and remove and reinsert the memory card. If 6/7 turns back to green you can
resume recording/playback. If the problem persists, save your recordings (A 127) and
initialize the memory card (A 36).
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Troubleshooting
162
Do not disconnect the power source. Cannot write data with this connection. To write data to
the camcorder, connect the compact power adapter then reconnect the camcorder and
computer. Do not disconnect the USB cable unless you first use the computer to safely end
the connection.
- The camcorder cannot be operated while it is not being powered by the compact power
adapter and is connected to a computer with the supplied USB cable. In addition, scenes
cannot be written back and music files cannot be transferred to the camcorder. To avoid
corrupting the data in the camcorder’s memory, use the computer’s Safely Remove Hardware
function to end the connection and disconnect the USB cable before using the camcorder.
- To be able to write back scenes and to transfer music files to the camcorder, use the
computer’s Safely Remove Hardware function to end the connection, disconnect the USB
cable, power the camcorder using the compact power adapter and only then connect it to the
computer again.
Do not disconnect the power source. Do not disconnect the USB cable unless you first use
the computer to safely end the connection.
- When the camcorder is in
mode and is connected to the computer with the supplied USB
cable, the camcorder cannot be operated. Disconnecting the USB cable or power source while
this message appears may result in permanent loss of the recordings in the camcorder. Use the
computer's Safely Remove Hardware function to end the connection and disconnect the USB
cable before using the camcorder.
- To be able to write back scenes and to transfer music files to the camcorder, power the
camcorder using the compact power adapter and only then connect it to the computer using
the supplied USB cable.
Y
P
O
File name error
- The folder and file numbers have reached their maximum value. Set r > [File Numbering]
to [Reset] and delete all the photos on the memory card (A 123) or initialize it (A 36).
C
Initialize only using the camcorder
- There is a problem with the file system that prevents accessing the selected memory. Initialize
the memory with this camcorder (A 36).
LCD Screen has been dimmed
- Hold D pressed for 2 seconds to restore the LCD screen to its previous brightness setting.
May not be possible to record movies on this memory card
- You may not be able to record movies on a memory card without a Speed Class rating or rated
SD Speed Class 2. Replace the memory card with one rated SD Speed Class 4, 6 or 10.
Mem. Card Number of scenes already at maximum
- The memory card already contains the maximum number of scenes (3,999 scenes); no further
scenes can be copied onto the memory card. Delete some scenes (A 92) to free some space.
Mem. Card Unable to recognize the data
- The memory card contains scenes recorded using a video configuration that is not supported
(PAL or SECAM). Play back the recordings in the memory card with the device originally used
to record them.
Memory card cover is open
- After inserting a memory card, close the double memory card slot cover.
Memory card is full
- The memory card is full. Delete some recordings (A 92, 123) to free some space or replace
the memory card.
Memory card is write-protected
- The LOCK switch on the memory card is set to prevent accidental erasure. Change the position
of the LOCK switch.
Troubleshooting
Memory card writing error Attempt recovering the data?
- This message will appear the next time you turn on the camcorder if power supply was
accidentally interrupted while the camcorder was writing to the memory. Select [Recover] to try
to recover the recordings. If you inserted a memory card that contains scenes recorded using
another device, we recommend that you select [No].
Need to recover files from the memory card. Change the position of the LOCK switch on the
memory card.
- This message will appear the next time you turn on the camcorder if power supply was
accidentally interrupted while the camcorder was writing on the memory card and later the
position of the card's LOCK switch was changed to prevent erasure. Change the position of the
LOCK switch.
No memory card
- Insert a compatible memory card into the camcorder (A 34).
No photos
- There are no photos to play back.
No scenes
- There are no scenes in the memory selected.
Not enough available space
- Delete some recordings on the memory card (A 92, 123) or select the [3 Mbps] bit rate for the
conversion to SD.
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Number of scenes already at maximum
- The maximum number of scenes (3,999 scenes) has been reached. Delete some scenes
(A 92) to free some space.
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Number of stories already at maximum
- The gallery already contains the maximum number of stories (98 user-created stories in any
one given memory). Delete some stories (A 94) or change the recording memory for movies
(A 34).
Scene recorded using another device. Cannot divide the scene.
- Scenes that were not recorded with this camcorder cannot be divided with this camcorder.
Scene recorded using another device. Cannot play back the scene.
- Scenes that were not recorded with this camcorder cannot be played back.
Select the desired scene number
- A number of scenes have the same recording date but different file control information. This
can occur, for example, when you edit movies on a computer and then transfer the files back to
the camcorder. Select a number to display the corresponding group of scenes.
Some scenes could not be converted
- Some scenes selected for conversion to SD were recorded using another device. These scenes
were not converted.
- Among the scenes selected for conversion to SD there are scenes recorded with the
camcorder or another device using 24p frame rate. When converting scenes to SD, leave out
scenes recorded using 24p frame rate.
Some scenes could not be deleted
- Movies that were protected/edited with other devices cannot be deleted with this camcorder.
Some scenes were recorded using another device and cannot be copied.
- Scenes that were not recorded with this camcorder cannot be copied to memory card 3.
Task in progress. Do not disconnect the power source.
- The camcorder is updating the memory. Wait until the operation ends and do not disconnect
the compact power adapter or remove the battery pack.
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Troubleshooting
There are no scenes with the selected rating
- No scenes have been rated yet. Rate the scenes as you like (A 109).
- The criteria you used to select scenes by rating resulted in no applicable scenes. Change the
criteria used to select scenes by rating.
This memory card contains scenes. Delete all scenes to use relay recording.
- Save your movies (A 127) if necessary, and delete all the movies from the memory card
(A 92).
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This photo cannot be displayed
- You may not be able to display photos taken with other devices or image files created or edited
on a computer.
This scene was recorded using another device and cannot be copied.
- Scenes that were not recorded with this camcorder cannot be copied to memory card 3.
To record video on this memory card, it is recommended to use only the XP+/SP/LP recording
modes
- Movies may not be recorded correctly on this memory card if the recording mode is set to MXP
or FXP mode (A 45).
To use the wireless function, insert the Eye-Fi card into slot B.
- You may have inserted the Eye-Fi card into memory card slot 2. Insert it into memory card slot
3.
To use this function change the camcorder's mode from ó to M/CINEMA
- C, the CUSTOM dial (A 84) and some of the functions that can be assigned to the
assignable buttons (A 85) cannot be used in
mode. Set the mode switch to n (
mode) or E(
mode) to use them.
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Too many photos. Disconnect the USB cable.
- Disconnect the USB cable. Try using a memory card reader or decrease the number of photos
on the memory card to fewer than 2,500 photos (Windows), or 1,000 photos (Mac OS).
- If a dialog box appeared on the computer screen, close it. Disconnect the USB cable, and
restore the connection after a short while.
Total play time is too long
- When converting scenes from a story, the maximum total playback time of the scenes to be
converted is 12 hours (when converting individual scenes) or 2 hours and 30 minutes (when
converting stories). Reduce the number of scenes to be converted to SD.
Unable to recognize the data
- You transferred data to the camcorder recorded using a video configuration that is not
supported (PAL or SECAM). Play back the recordings with the device originally used to record
them.
Unable to recover data
- Could not recover a corrupted file. Save your recordings (A 127) and initialize the memory
using the [Complete Initialization] option (A 36).
Unsupported gallery data detected. Cannot record or edit. Delete gallery data?
- The gallery data of the movies in the selected memory card is not supported. The movies can
be played back but you cannot edit them or record additional scenes to this gallery. Select
[Yes] to delete the unsupported gallery data. Note that after doing so, you will not be able to
play back the movies with the device originally used to record the unsupported gallery data.
Handling Precautions
Handling Precautions
Camcorder
Be sure to observe the following precautions to ensure maximum performance.
• Save your recordings periodically. Make sure to transfer your recordings to an external device
such as a computer or digital video recorder (A 124) and save them on a regular basis. This will
protect your important recordings in case of damage and create more free space on the memory.
Canon shall not be liable for any data loss.
• Do not carry the camcorder by the LCD panel. Be careful when closing the LCD panel. When using
a wrist strap, do not allow the camcorder to swing and hit an object.
• Handle the touch screen with care. Do not apply excessive force and, with the exception of the
supplied stylus pen, do not use ballpoint pens or other hard-tipped tools to operate the touch
screen. This may damage the touch screen’s surface or the pressure-sensitive layer beneath it.
• Do not attach protective film on the touch screen. The touch screen’s operation is based on
detecting applied pressure, so you may not be able to correctly operate the touch screen with an
additional protective layer.
• Do not leave the camcorder in places subject to high temperatures (like the inside of a car parked
under direct sunlight), or high humidity.
• Do not use the camcorder near strong electromagnetic fields such as above TVs, near plasma TVs
or mobile phones.
• Do not point the lens or viewfinder at strong light sources. Do not leave the camcorder pointed at a
bright subject.
• Do not use or store the camcorder in dusty or sandy places. The camcorder is not waterproof –
avoid also water, mud or salt. If any of the above should get into the camcorder it may damage the
camcorder and/or the lens.
• Be careful of heat generated by lighting equipment.
• Do not disassemble the camcorder. If the camcorder does not function properly, consult qualified
service personnel.
• Handle the camcorder with care. Do not subject the camcorder to shocks or vibration as this may
cause damage.
• When mounting the camcorder on a tripod, make sure that the
6.5 mm
tripod’s fastening screw is shorter than 6.5 mm (0.26 in.). Using
other tripods may damage the camcorder.
• When recording movies, try to get a calm, stable picture.
Excessive camcorder movement while shooting and extensive use
of fast zooms and panning can result in jittery scenes. In extreme
cases, the playback of such scenes may result in visually induced
motion sickness. If you experience such a reaction, stop the playback immediately and take a rest
break as necessary.
• Do not insert the supplied stylus pen into the mouth. If swallowed, seek medical assistance
immediately.
• Handle the supplied stylus pen with extreme care and keep it out of the reach of children. If
mishandled, the stylus pen can present a risk of severe eye injury and even blindness.
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Handling Precautions
Long-term storage
If you do not intend to use the camcorder for a long time, store it in a place free of dust, in low
humidity, and at temperatures not higher than 30 °C (86 °F).
Battery Pack
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DANGER!
Treat the battery pack with care.
• Keep it away from fire (or it might explode).
• Do not expose the battery pack to temperature higher than 60 °C (140 °F). Do not leave it near a
heater or inside a car in hot weather.
• Do not try to disassemble or modify it.
• Do not drop it or subject it to shocks.
• Do not get it wet.
• Dirty terminals may cause a poor contact between the battery pack and the camcorder. Wipe the
terminals with a soft cloth.
Long-term storage
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• Store battery packs in a dry place at temperatures no higher than 30 °C (86 °F).
• To extend the battery life of the battery pack, discharge it completely before storing it.
• Charge and discharge all your battery packs fully at least once a year.
Remaining battery time
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When you are using a battery pack that is compatible with Intelligent System, if the remaining battery
time displayed is not correct, charge the battery pack fully. Still, the correct time may not be displayed
after a large number of repeated uses, if a fully charged battery pack is left unused, or if a battery pack
is used for long periods of time in high temperatures. Use the time shown on the screen as an
approximation.
Regarding the use of non-Canon battery packs
• For your safety, battery packs that are not genuine Canon battery packs will not be charged even if
you attach them to this camcorder or to the optional CG-800 Battery Charger.
• We recommend using genuine Canon battery packs bearing the
Intelligent System mark.
• If you attach to the camcorder battery packs that are not genuine Canon battery packs,
will
appear and the remaining battery time will not be displayed.
Memory Card
• We recommend backing up the recordings on the memory card onto your computer. Data may be
corrupted or lost due to memory card defects or exposure to static electricity. Canon shall not be
liable for lost or corrupted data.
• Do not touch or expose the terminals to dust or dirt.
• Do not use memory cards in places subject to strong magnetic fields.
Handling Precautions
• Do not leave memory cards in places subject to high humidity and high temperature.
• Do not disassemble, bend, drop, or subject memory cards to shocks and do not expose them to
water.
• Check the direction before inserting the memory card. Forcing a memory card into a slot if it is not
correctly oriented may damage the memory card or the camcorder.
• Do not attach any labels or stickers on the memory card.
• Secure Digital (SD) memory cards have a physical switch to
prevent writing on the card so as to avoid the accidental erasure of
the card’s content. To write-protect the memory card set the
switch to the LOCK position.
Built-in Rechargeable Lithium Battery
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LOCK switch
The camcorder has a built-in rechargeable lithium battery to keep the date/time and other settings.
The built-in lithium battery is recharged while you use the camcorder; however, it will discharge
completely if you do not use the camcorder for about 3 months.
To recharge the built-in lithium battery: Connect the compact power adapter to the camcorder and
leave it connected for 24 hours with the camcorder off.
Lithium Button Battery
WARNING!
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• The battery used in this device may present a fire or chemical burn hazard if mishandled.
• Do not disassemble, modify, immerse in water, heat above 100 °C (212 °F) or incinerate the
battery.
• Replace with a CR2025 battery made by Panasonic, Hitachi Maxell, Sony, FDK, or with
Duracell2025. Use of other batteries may present a risk of fire or explosion.
• Do not insert the battery into the mouth. If swallowed, seek medical assistance immediately. The
battery case may break and the battery fluids may cause internal injuries.
• Keep the battery out of the reach of children.
• Do not recharge, short-circuit or insert the battery in the wrong direction.
• Dispose of the used battery according to applicable recycling regulations.
• Do not pick up the battery using tweezers or other metal tools, as this will cause a short circuit.
• Wipe the battery with a clean dry cloth to ensure proper contact.
• For California, USA only: The lithium battery included contains Perchlorate Material – special
handling may apply.
See www.dtsc.ca.gov/hazardouswaste/perchlorate for details.
Disposal
When you delete movies or initialize the memory, only the file allocation table is altered and stored data
is not physically erased. When you dispose of the camcorder or memory card or give either to another
person, initialize it using the [Complete Initialization] option (A 36). Fill it up with unimportant
recordings, and then initialize it again using the same option. This makes recovering the original
recordings very difficult.
Maintenance/Others
Maintenance/Others
Cleaning
Camcorder Body
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• Use a soft, dry cloth to clean the camcorder body. Never use chemically treated cloths or volatile
solvents such as paint thinner.
Lens, Viewfinder and Instant AF Sensor
• If the lens surface or Instant AF sensor is dirty, autofocus may not work properly.
• Remove any dust or dirt particles using a non-aerosol type blower brush.
• Use a clean, soft lens-cleaning cloth to gently wipe the lens or viewfinder. Never use tissue paper.
LCD Touch Screen
• Clean the LCD touch screen using a clean, soft lens-cleaning cloth.
• Condensation may form on the surface of the screen when the temperature changes suddenly.
Wipe it with a soft dry cloth.
Condensation
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Moving the camcorder rapidly between hot and cold temperatures may cause condensation (water
droplets) to form on its internal surfaces. Stop using the camcorder if condensation is detected.
Continued use may damage the camcorder.
Condensation may form in the following cases:
• When the camcorder is moved quickly from cold to warm places
• When the camcorder is left in a humid room
• When a cold room is heated rapidly
To avoid condensation
• Do not expose the camcorder to sudden or extreme changes in temperature.
• Remove the memory card and battery pack. Then, place the camcorder in an airtight plastic bag
and let it adjust gradually to temperature changes before removing it from the bag.
When condensation is detected
The precise time required for water droplets to evaporate will vary depending on the location and
weather conditions. As a general rule, wait for 2 hours before resuming use of the camcorder.
Maintenance/Others
Using the Camcorder Abroad
Power Sources
You can use the compact power adapter to operate the camcorder and to charge battery packs in any
country with power supply between 100 and 240 V AC, 50/60 Hz. Consult a Canon Service Center for
information on plug adapters for overseas use.
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Playback on a TV Screen
You can only play back your recordings on TVs compatible with the NTSC system. NTSC is used in
the following regions/countries:
Americas: All of North America and Central America; most Caribbean islands (except in French
territories like Guadeloupe and Martinique); most of South America (except in Argentina, Brazil and
Uruguay). Asia: Only in Japan, the Philippines, South Korea, Taiwan and Myanmar. Oceania: US
territories (Guam, American Samoa, etc.) and some Pacific islands like Micronesia, Samoa and Tonga.
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Optional Accessories
Optional Accessories (Availability differs from area to area)
The following optional accessories are compatible with this camcorder. Select accessories are
described in more detail in the following pages.
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BP-808, BP-809(B),
BP-809(S), BP-819,
BP-827 Battery Pack
CG-800
Battery Charger
TL-H58
Tele-converter
WD-H58W
Wide-converter
Protect Filter 58 mm,
ND4L Filter 58 mm,
ND8L Filter 58 mm
VL-5 Video Light
VFL-2 Video Flash
Light
WM-V1 Wireless
Microphone
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SM-V1
Surround Microphone
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DM-100 Directional
Stereo Microphone
SS-600/SS-650
Shoulder Strap
CTC-100
Component Cable
SC-2000
Soft Carrying Case
WS-20
Wrist Strap
NOTES
• Accessories that are compatible with the Advanced Accessory Shoe cannot be attached to this
camcorder. Look for the Mini ADVANCED SHOE logo to ensure compatibility with the mini
advanced shoe.
Optional Accessories
Call or visit your local retailer/dealer for genuine Canon video accessories. You can also obtain genuine
accessories for your Canon camcorder by calling: 1-800-828-4040, Canon U.S.A. Information Center.
Use of genuine Canon accessories is recommended.
This product is designed to achieve excellent performance when used with genuine Canon accessories. Canon shall not be liable for any damage to this product and/or accidents such as fire, etc.,
caused by the malfunction of non-genuine Canon accessories (e.g., a leakage and/or explosion of a
battery pack). Please note that this warranty does not apply to repairs arising out of the malfunction
of non-genuine Canon accessories, although you may request such repairs on a chargeable basis.
Battery Packs
When you need extra battery packs, select one of the following
models: BP-808*, BP-809(B)*, BP-809(S)*, BP-819, or BP-827.
* Please note that the shape/color of this battery does not match the
external design of the camcorder.
When you use battery packs bearing the Intelligent System mark, the
camcorder will communicate with the battery and display the
remaining usage time (accurate to 1 minute). You can only use and charge these battery packs with
camcorders and chargers compatible with Intelligent System.
CG-800 Battery Charger
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Use the battery charger to charge the battery packs. It plugs directly
into a power outlet without a cable.
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Charging, Recording and Playback Times
The charging times given in the following table are approximate and vary according to charging
conditions and initial charge of the battery pack.
Battery pack→
Charging conditions↓
BP-808
BP-809
BP-819
BP-827
Using the camcorder
150 min.
260 min.
385 min.
Using the CG-800 Battery Charger
105 min.
190 min.
260 min.
Recording and playback times given in the following tables are approximate and vary according to
recording mode and charging, recording or playback conditions. The effective usage time of the
battery pack may decrease when recording in cold surroundings, when using the brighter screen
settings, etc.
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Optional Accessories
Using the built-in memory
Battery pack
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BP-808
BP-809
BP-819
BP-827
Recording (maximum)
Recording (typical)*
LCD
Viewfinder
LCD
Viewfinder
LCD
MXP
105 min.
110 min.
60 min.
65 min.
145 min.
FXP
105 min.
115 min.
65 min.
65 min.
150 min.
XP+
110 min.
120 min.
65 min.
70 min.
150 min.
SP
110 min.
120 min.
65 min.
70 min.
150 min.
LP
110 min.
120 min.
65 min.
70 min.
150 min.
Recording
mode
MXP
215 min.
240 min.
135 min.
145 min.
315 min.
FXP
220 min.
235 min.
140 min.
150 min.
305 min.
XP+
225 min.
240 min.
145 min.
155 min.
310 min.
SP
230 min.
245 min.
145 min.
155 min.
310 min.
LP
230 min.
245 min.
145 min.
155 min.
310 min.
MXP
330 min.
350 min.
200 min.
215 min.
455 min.
FXP
335 min.
355 min.
205 min.
220 min.
460 min.
XP+
345 min.
370 min.
210 min.
225 min.
470 min.
SP
345 min.
370 min.
210 min.
225 min.
475 min.
LP
345 min.
370 min.
210 min.
225 min.
475 min.
Using a memory card
Battery pack
BP-808
BP-809
BP-819
BP-827
Playback
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Recording (maximum)
Recording (typical)*
LCD
Viewfinder
LCD
MXP
105 min.
115 min.
65 min.
65 min.
145 min.
FXP
105 min.
115 min.
65 min.
65 min.
150 min.
XP+
110 min.
120 min.
65 min.
70 min.
150 min.
Recording
mode
Viewfinder
Playback
LCD
SP
110 min.
120 min.
65 min.
70 min.
155 min.
LP
110 min.
120 min.
65 min.
70 min.
155 min.
MXP
220 min.
235 min.
140 min.
145 min.
300 min.
FXP
220 min.
235 min.
140 min.
150 min.
305 min.
XP+
230 min.
245 min.
145 min.
155 min.
310 min.
SP
230 min.
245 min.
145 min.
155 min.
315 min.
LP
230 min.
245 min.
145 min.
155 min.
315 min.
MXP
330 min.
355 min.
205 min.
220 min.
455 min.
FXP
335 min.
360 min.
205 min.
220 min.
455 min.
XP+
345 min.
370 min.
210 min.
225 min.
475 min.
SP
350 min.
375 min.
215 min.
230 min.
475 min.
LP
350 min.
375 min.
215 min.
230 min.
480 min.
* Approximate times for recording with repeated operations such as start/stop, zooming, and power on/off.
Optional Accessories
TL-H58 Tele-converter
This Tele-converter lens increases the focal length of the camcorder
lens by a factor of 1.5.
• The Tele-converter cannot be used together with the supplied lens
hood with lens barrier.
• The image stabilizer is not as effective when the Tele-converter is
attached.
• The minimum focusing distance at full telephoto with the Tele-converter is 1.3 m (4.3 ft.).
WD-H58W Wide-converter
This Wide-converter lens decreases the focal length by a factor of
0.8, giving you a wide perspective for indoor shots or panoramic
views.
• The Wide-converter cannot be used together with the supplied
lens hood with lens barrier.
Protect Filter 58 mm, ND4L Filter 58 mm,
ND8L Filter 58 mm
Neutral density and MC protector filters help you to control difficult
lighting conditions.
VL-5 Video Light
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This video light enables you to record brightly in color even in dark
places. It attaches to the camcorder’s mini advanced shoe for
cable-free operation.
VFL-2 Video Flash Light
This video flash light allows you to record photos and movies even at
night or in dark places. It attaches to the camcorder’s mini advanced
shoe for cable-free operation.
• The VFL-2 cannot be used as a flash with this camcorder.
WM-V1 Wireless Microphone
Reliably record rich sound even when shooting subjects at a distance.
The transmitter is conveniently equipped with a clothing clip and the
receiver can be attached to the camcorder’s grip belt.
SM-V1 Surround Microphone
Use 5.1ch surround sound to add a sense of presence to your
movies. You can link the surround sound to the zoom position or use
the microphone as a highly directional shotgun microphone
(monaural).
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Optional Accessories
DM-100 Directional Stereo Microphone
This highly sensitive, super-directional microphone attaches to the
camcorder’s mini advanced shoe. It can be used as directional
microphone (monaural) or stereo microphone.
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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
Specifications
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— Values given are approximate figures.
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System
• Recording System
Movies: AVCHD Video compression: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264;
Audio compression: Dolby Digital 2ch; Dolby Digital 5.1ch*
* Only when using the optional SM-V1 Surround Microphone.
Photos: DCF (Design rule for Camera File system), compatible with Exif* Ver. 2.2
Image compression: JPEG
* 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.
• Video Signal Configuration
1080/60i* or 1080/24p (only recordings made with the [24P] frame rate)
* Recordings made with the [PF24], [PF30] frame rate are converted and recorded on the memory as 60i.
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• Recording Media
- Built-in memory: 32 GB
- SD, SDHC (SD High Capacity) or SDXC (SD eXtended Capacity) memory card (not included)
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• Maximum Recording Time
32 GB built-in memory:
MXP mode: 2 hr. 55 min. FXP mode: 4 hr. 10 min.
SP mode: 9 hr. 35 min.
LP mode: 12 hr. 15 min.
Commercially available 8 GB memory card:
MXP mode: 40 min.
FXP mode: 1 hr.
SP mode: 2 hr. 20 min.
LP mode: 3 hr.
XP+ mode: 5 hr. 45 min.
XP+ mode: 1 hr. 25 min.
• Image Sensor
1/3-inch CMOS, 2,370,000 pixels
Effective pixels: 2,070,000 pixels
• LCD Touch Screen: 3.5 in., wide, TFT color, 922,000 dots, 100% coverage, touch operation
• Viewfinder: 0.24 in., wide, color, equivalent to 260,000 dots, 100% coverage
• Microphone: Stereo electret condenser microphone
• Lens
f=4.25-42.5 mm, F/1.8-2.8, 10x optical zoom, iris aperture
35 mm equivalent: 30.4 – 304 mm
• Lens Configuration: 12 elements in 10 groups (2 double-sided aspheric elements)
• AF System
Autofocus (TTL + external distance sensor when set to [Instant AF] or [Medium AF]) or Manual focus
Specifications
• Filter Diameter: 58 mm
• Minimum Focusing Distance
60 cm (2 ft.); 2 cm (0.39 in.) at full wide angle
• White Balance
Auto white balance, Custom white balance (2 settings), User-defined color temperature or Preset
white balance settings: Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Tungsten
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• Minimum Illumination
0.1 lx ([Low Light] recording program, Shutter speed at 1/2)
1.2lx ([Programmed AE] recording program, Auto slow shutter [On], Shutter speed at 1/30)
• Recommended Illumination: More than 100 lx
• Image Stabilization: Optical-Shift Image Stabilizer
• Size of Video Recordings
MXP, FXP mode: 1920 x 1080 pixels; XP+, SP, LP mode: 1440 x 1080 pixels
• Size of Photos: 1920 x 1080 pixels
Terminals
• AV OUT/× Terminal
∅ 3.5 mm minijack; output only (dual purpose terminal also for headphones stereo output)
Video: 1 Vp-p / 75 Ω unbalanced
Audio: –10 dBV (47 kΩ load) / 3 kΩ or less
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• USB Terminal: mini-B, USB 2.0 (Hi-Speed USB)
• COMPONENT OUT Terminal (proprietary mini-D terminal)
Luminance (Y): 1 Vp-p / 75 Ω; Chrominance (PB/PR): ±350 mV / 75 Ω
1080i (D3) compatible; output only
• HDMI OUT Terminal
HDMI mini connector; output only; compatible with HDMI-CEC and x.v.Color
• MIC Terminal
∅ 3.5 mm stereo minijack (unbalanced)
Sensitivity:
For microphone input: -65 dBV (auto volume, full scale -12 dB) / 5 kΩ
For line input: -30 dBV (auto volume, full scale -12 dB) / 5 kΩ
Microphone attenuator: 20 dB
Power/Others
• Power supply (rated)
7.4 V DC (battery pack), 8.4 V DC (compact power adapter)
• Power consumption:
3.2 W (FXP mode, AF on, LCD normal brightness)
3.0 W (FXP mode, AF on, viewfinder)
Maximum rated power consumption: 10.9 W
Specifications
• Operating temperature: 0 – 40 °C (32 – 104 °F)
• Dimensions [W x H x D] (excluding the grip belt)
Camcorder only: 77 x 78 x 161 mm (3.0 x 3.1 x 6.3 in.)
Camcorder with the lens hood attached: 95 x 82 x 210 mm (3.7 x 3.2 x 8.3 in.)
• Weight (camcorder with grip belt and lens hood attached): 575 g (1.3 lb.)
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CA-570 Compact Power Adapter
• Power supply: 100 – 240 V AC, 50/60 Hz
• Rated output / consumption: 8.4 V DC, 1.5 A / 29 VA (100 V) – 39 VA (240 V)
• Operating temperature: 0 – 40 °C (32 – 104 °F)
• Dimensions: 52 x 29 x 90 mm (2.1 x 1.1 x 3.5 in.)
• Weight: 135 g (4.8 oz.)
BP-808 Battery Pack
• Battery type
Rechargeable lithium ion battery, compatible with Intelligent System
• Rated voltage: 7.4 V DC
• Operating
temperature:
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0 – 40 °C (32 – 104 °F)
• Battery capacity: 890 mAh (typical); 6.3 Wh / 850 mAh (minimum)
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• Dimensions : 30.7 x 23.3 x 40.2 mm (1.2 x 0.9 x 1.6 in.)
• Weight: 46 g (1.6 oz.)
Specifications
About the music files
The specifications of the music files compatible with the camcorder are as follows.
Audio encoding: Linear PCM
Audio sampling: 48 kHz, 16 bits, 2 channels
Minimum length: 1 second
File type: WAV
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The music data is saved in the memory under the following folders. Sample music tracks can be
found in the "MUSIC" folder of the supplied VIXIA CD-ROM.
In the built-in memory:
\CANON\MY_MUSIC\MUSIC_01.WAV to MUSIC_99.WAV
On the memory card:
\CANON\PRIVATE\MY_MUSIC\MUSIC_01.WAV to MUSIC_99.WAV
About the image files for the Image Mix function
The specifications of image files that can be used with the image mix function are as follows.
Image size: 1920x1080 pixels
File type: Baseline JPEG
Color sampling: 4:2:2 or 4:2:0
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Image files are saved in the memory under the following folders. Sample image mix frames can be
found in the "MY_PICT" folder of the supplied VIXIA CD-ROM.
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In the built-in memory:
\CANON\MY_PICT\MIX_01.JPG to MIX_99.JPG
On the memory card:
\CANON\PRIVATE\MY_PICT\MIX_01.JPG to MIX_99.JPG
Weight and dimensions are approximate. Errors and omissions excepted.
The information in this manual is verified as of January 2013. Subject to change without notice.
Index
3D Flip View . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90
A
Abroad, using the camcorder . . . . . . . . . . . 169
AGC (automatic gain control) limit . . . . . . . . . 56
Aperture (f number) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57, 59
Aspect ratio of a connected
TV (TV type) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 143
Assignable buttons . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 85
Audio equalizer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71
Audio mix . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72
Audio recording level . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69
Audio reference signal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78
Audio scene select . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68
Audio settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68
AUTO mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39
Auto slow shutter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 142
Auto wind screen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71
Av (recording program) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57
AV OUT/× terminal . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73, 116, 118
B
Background music . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 110
Backlight correction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61
Battery pack
Battery information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 148
Charging . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Remaining charge indicator . . . . . . . . . 153
Beach (recording program) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64
Built-in backup battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 167
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Capturing photos/video snapshot scenes from
a movie . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 97
Chroma key . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 105
CINEMA mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 101
Cinema-look filters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 101
Color bars . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78
COMPONENT OUT terminal . . . . . . . . 116, 117
Condensation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 168
Connections to external devices . . . . . . . . . 117
Copying recordings to a memory card . . . . 124
CUSTOM button . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84
CUSTOM dial . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84
D
Data code . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82, 143
Date and time . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
Decoration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 103
Deleting
Movies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 92
Photos . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 123
Digital tele-converter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54
Dividing scenes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 95
Double slot recording . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
E
Edge monitor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79
Edit panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29, 139
Editing stories . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 113
Error messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 159
Exposure compensation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60
External audio input . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72, 111
External microphone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75
Eye-Fi card . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 136
F
Face detection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49
Faders . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83
File numbering . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 145
Fireworks (recording program) . . . . . . . . . . . . 65
Focus preset . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47
Focus ring . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47
Frame rate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46
FUNC. panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29, 138
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Gallery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 91, 107
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HD to SD conversion . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 133, 135
HDMI OUT terminal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 116, 117
HDMI-CEC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 149
Headphones . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73
Highlight AE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61
I
Image effects . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66
Image mix . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 105
Image stabilizer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55
Index screen selection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 91
Initializing the memory . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
Intelligent IS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40
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Language . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
LCD screen dimmer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 148
LCD touch screen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23, 27
179
Lens barrier switch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .38
Lens hood . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .22
Low light (recording program) . . . . . . . . . . . . .64
Relay recording . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
Remote sensor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
Resetting all camcorder settings . . . . . . . . . 157
Reviewing recordings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43
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M (Manual) mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .42
Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .168
Manual exposure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .59
Manual focus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .47
Markers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .142
Memory card . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .33, 166
Menu settings, saving and loading . . . . . . . . .86
MIC terminal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .76, 111
Microphone attenuator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .142
Microphone directionality . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .70
Mini advanced shoe . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .74
Mode switch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .28
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ND filter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .142
Night scene (recording program) . . . . . . . . . .64
Notification sounds . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .148
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Onscreen display selection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .82
Onscreen icons . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .150
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Saving recordings
Transferring to a computer . . . . . . . . . . 127
Using external video recorders . . . . . . . 131
Scan reverse recording . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 144
Selecting the memory
for playback . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 91
for recording . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
Self timer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67
Serial number . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Setup menus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30, 141
Shutter speed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57, 59
Slideshow . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 122
Smart AUTO . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40
Snow (recording program) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64
Sports (recording program) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64
Spotlight (recording program) . . . . . . . . . . . . 65
Story Creator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 99
Sunset (recording program) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64
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P (recording program) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .57
Peaking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .48
Playback
Movies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .87, 107
Photos . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .120
Portrait (recording program) . . . . . . . . . . . . . .64
Power saving . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .42, 43
Powered IS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .55
Pre-recording . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .81
Telephoto . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52
Time zone/DST . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
Timeline . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 96
Touch & Track . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51
Touch AE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60
Touch AF . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47
Touch screen operations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
Tripod . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26, 165
Troubleshooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 154
Turning off notification sounds . . . . . . . . . . . 148
Tv (recording program) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57
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Quick Start . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .44
Uploading recordings to the Web . . . . . . . . 133
USB terminal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 116, 118, 131
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Rating scenes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .109
Recording
Movies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .39, 42, 101
Photos . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .39, 42
Recording mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .45
Recording programs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .57, 59, 64
Recording time . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .45
V
Video snapshot . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80
Viewfinder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Volume . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 88
W
Waveform monitor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79
White balance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62
Wide angle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52
Wireless controller . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19, 25
Z
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Zebra pattern . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59
Zoom . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52
Digital zoom . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 142
Soft zoom control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54
Zoom speed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52
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CANON CONSUMER DIGITAL VIDEO EQUIPMENT LIMITED WARRANTY FOR THE UNITED
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The limited warranty set forth below is given by Canon U.S.A., Inc. (“Canon USA”) with respect to Canon Consumer Digital Video Equipment (the “Equipment”)
purchased in the United States. This limited warranty is only effective upon presentation of your Bill of Sale or other proof of purchase.
The Equipment is warranted under normal, non-commercial, personal use, against defective materials or workmanship as follows:
Parts: Defective parts will be exchanged for new parts or comparable rebuilt parts for a period of ONE YEAR from the date of original purchase, except for a
defective Video Head, which will be exchanged for a period of three months from the date of purchase.
Labor: For a period of ONE YEAR from the date of original purchase, labor will be provided free of charge by our factory service centers or designated service
facilities located in the United States.
When returning Equipment under this warranty, you must pre-pay the shipping charges, and you must enclose the Bill of Sale or other proof of purchase with
a complete explanation of the problem. During the ONE-YEAR warranty period, repairs will be made and the Equipment will be return-shipped to you free of
charge. For repairs after the warranty period is over, you will be given an estimate of the cost of repair and an opportunity to approve or disapprove of the
repair expense before it is incurred. If you approve, repairs will be made and the Equipment will be return-shipped to you. (shipping charges apply). If you
disapprove, we will return-ship the equipment at no charge to you.
Non-Canon brand peripheral equipment and software which may be distributed with, or factory loaded on, the Equipment, are sold “AS IS” without
warranty of any kind by Canon USA, including any implied warranty regarding merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose. The sole warranty
with respect to such non-Canon brand items is given by the manufacturer or producer thereof. If the Equipment contains a hard disk drive, Canon
USA recommends that data stored on that drive be duplicated or backed up to prevent its loss in the event of failure or other malfunction of such
drive.
Canon USA shall have no responsibility under this limited warranty for use of the Equipment in conjunction with incompatible peripheral equipment and
incompatible software.
In order to obtain warranty service, contact the authorized Canon retail dealer from whom you purchased the Equipment or call the CANON INFORMATION
CENTER AT 1-800-OK-CANON). You will be directed to the nearest service facility for your Equipment.
This Limited Warranty covers all defects encountered in normal use of the Equipment and does not apply in the following cases:
A) Loss or damage to the Equipment due to abuse, mishandling, accident, improper maintenance, or failure to follow operating instructions;
B) If the Equipment is defective as a result of leaking batteries, sand, dirt or water damage;
C) If defects or damages are caused by the use of unauthorized parts or by service other than by Canon USA’s factory service centers or authorized
service facilities;
D) If the Equipment is used for commercial or industrial use.
This Limited Warranty does not cover cabinet (exterior finish), video cassette tape, head cleanings, nor does it apply to Equipment purchased outside the
United States. This warranty does not cover units sold to rental firms, military operations, hotels, schools, hospitals or for other commercial, industrial, or
institutional applications. These uses are covered only by such specific warranty as Canon may issue with such sales.
This Limited Warranty does not apply to accessories or consumables for the Equipment, which are sold “AS IS”, without warranty of any kind by Canon USA.
Please retain this warranty card and your Bill of Sale as a permanent record of your purchase. This card is most important in order to be sure you are
contacted right away should there be a safety inspection, modification or product recall under applicable laws or regulations.
NO IMPLIED WARRANTY, INCLUDING MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE APPLIES TO THIS EQUIPMENT AFTER THE APPLICABLE
PERIOD OF EXPRESS WARRANTY OR GUARANTY, EXCEPT AS MENTIONED ABOVE, GIVEN BY ANY PERSON, FIRM OR CORPORATION WITH RESPECT TO THIS
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OF THIS EQUIPMENT OR THE PERSON FOR WHOM IT WAS PURCHASED AS A GIFT.
This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights which vary from state to state.
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CANON CONSUMER DIGITAL VIDEO EQUIPMENT LIMITED WARRANTY
The limited warranty set forth below is given by Canon Canada Inc. (“Canon Canada”) with respect to Canon Consumer Digital Video Equipment (the
“Equipment”) purchased in Canada. This limited warranty is only effective upon presentation of a bill of sale or other proof of purchase for this Equipment to a
Canon Service Facility when repairs are required.
The Equipment is warranted under normal, non-commercial, personal use, against defective materials or workmanship as follows:
Parts: Defective parts will be exchanged for new parts or, at Canon Canada’s option, comparable rebuilt parts for a period of one year from the date of original
purchase, except Video Heads which will be exchanged for a period of 3 months from the date of purchase.
Labour: For a period of one year from the date of original purchase, labour will be provided free of charge by our Canon Service Facilities in Canada.
This limited warranty covers all defects except where:
(a) The loss or damage to the product results from:
i) accident, natural disaster, mishandling, abuse, neglect, unauthorized product modification or failure to follow instructions contained in the
instruction manual;
ii) the use of accessories, attachments, products, supplies, parts or devices with the Equipment that do not conform to Canon specifications or that
cause abnormally frequent service problems;
iii) repairs or services performed by any party other than a Canon Service Facility;
iv) defective batteries or any exposure to water, sand or dirt;
v) shipping (claim must be presented to the shipper);
(b) Any serial number on the video equipment is altered or removed.
(c) The Equipment is used for commercial, professional or industrial purposes.
This limited warranty does not cover the cabinet (exterior finish) of the Equipment, media, nor does it apply to Equipment purchased outside Canada.
If the Equipment contains a hard disk drive, Canon Canada recommends that data stored on that drive be duplicated or backed up to prevent its loss in the
event of a failure or other malfunction of such drive.
TO OBTAIN WARRANTY SERVICE
Ship your Equipment in its original carton, box or equivalent, properly packed, fully insured with shipping charges prepaid, together with a copy of your bill of
sale or other proof of purchase and a description of the problem to any of the Canon Service Facilities in Canada.
LIMITATIONS
Except as otherwise required by applicable legislation, this warranty is in lieu of all other warranties, conditions, guarantees or representations, express or
implied, statutory or otherwise, relative to the Equipment, including implied warranties or conditions of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.
Canon Canada assumes no liability for special, consequential or incidental damages, loss or corruption of data including, without limitation, data stored on the
hard disk drive of the Equipment or loss that may arise, whether on account of negligence or otherwise, from the use, misuse or inability to use the Equipment
(including loss of profit, revenue, media or enjoyment) or from failure to conform to any express or implied warranties, conditions, guarantees or
representations. Any recovery under this limited warranty shall not exceed the purchase price of the equipment. Canon Canada does not assume or authorize
any other person to assume for Canon Canada any other liability with respect to this equipment.
This warranty does not extend to any person other than the original purchaser of the Equipment or the person for whom it was purchased as a gift and states
your exclusive remedy.
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NOTICE TO CONSUMER
If you plan to take important videos or if the product has not been used for some time, please check all functions with the instruction book before using it.
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For support concerning the supplied PIXELA's software, please call PIXELA customer
support (see the back cover of the Startup Guide for PIXELA's software).
Pour le support technique concernant le logiciel de PIXELA fourni, veuillez appeler le
support technique PIXELA (reportez-vous au dos du Guide de démarrage du logiciel de
PIXELA).
Para soporte relacionado con el software de PIXELA suministrado, llame al centro de
ayuda al cliente de PIXELA (puede encontrar los detalles en la Guía de inicio para el
software PIXELA).
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