Canon LEGRIA HF R57 Instruction manual

PUB. DIE-0450-000
HD Camcorder
Instruction Manual
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Introduction
Important Usage Instructions
COPYRIGHT WARNING:
Unauthorized recording of copyrighted materials may infringe on the rights of copyright
owners and be contrary to copyright laws.
To reduce the risk of electric shock, do not expose this product to dripping or splashing.
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.
While using the compact power adapter, do not wrap it or cover it with a piece of cloth,
and do not place it in confined narrow spaces.
CA-110E identification plate is located on the bottom.
Only for European Union and EEA (Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein)
These symbols indicate that this product is not to be disposed of with your
household waste, according to the WEEE Directive (2012/19/EU), the Battery Directive (2006/66/EC) and/or national legislation implementing those
Directives.
If a chemical symbol is printed beneath the symbol shown above, in accordance with the Battery Directive, this indicates that a heavy metal (Hg = Mercury, Cd = Cadmium, Pb = Lead) is present in this battery or accumulator at a concentration above an
applicable threshold specified in the Battery Directive.
This product should be handed over to a designated collection point, e.g., on an authorized onefor-one basis when you buy a new similar product or to an authorized collection site for recycling waste electrical and electronic equipment (EEE) and batteries and accumulators. Improper
handling of this type of waste could have a possible impact on the environment and human
health due to potentially hazardous substances that are generally associated with EEE. Your
cooperation in the correct disposal of this product will contribute to the effective usage of natural resources.
For more information about the recycling of this product, please contact your local city office,
waste authority, approved scheme or your household waste disposal service or visit
www.canon-europe.com/weee, or www.canon-europe.com/battery.
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REGIONS OF USE
LEGRIA HF R56 and LEGRIA HF R57 are in compliance (as of November 2013) with the radio
signal regulations of the regions listed below. For details on other regions where they can
be used, make inquiries with the contacts listed at the end of this instruction manual.
REGIONS
Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland,
France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong S.A.R., Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia,
Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland,
Portugal, Romania, Russia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland,
United Kingdom
Statement on EC directive
Hereby, Canon Inc., declares that this WM217 is in compliance with the essential requirements
and other relevant provisions of Directive 1999/5/EC.
Please contact the following address for the original Declaration of Conformity:
CANON EUROPA N.V.
Bovenkerkerweg 59, 1158 XB Amstelveen, The Netherlands
CANON INC.
30-2, Shimomaruko 3-chome, Ohta-ku, Tokyo 146-8501, Japan
Model
ID0020: LEGRIA HF R56 / LEGRIA HF R57
Complies with
IDA Standards
DB007671
This product is installed with the
WLAN module which is certified to
standards set by IDA Singapore.
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Trademark Acknowledgements
• SD, SDHC and SDXC Logos are trademarks of SD-3C, LLC.
• Microsoft and Windows are trademarks or registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States
and/or other countries.
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countries.
• HDMI, the HDMI logo and High-Definition Multimedia Interface are trademarks or registered trademarks of
HDMI Licensing LLC in the United States and other countries.
• “AVCHD”, “AVCHD Progressive” and the “AVCHD Progressive” 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.
• Google, Android, Google Play, YouTube are trademarks of Google Inc.
• Facebook is a registered trademark of Facebook, Inc.
• IOS is a trademark or registered trademark of Cisco in the U.S. and other countries and is used under license.
• The Twitter name and marks are trademarks of Twitter, Inc.
• Wi-Fi is a registered trademark of the Wi-Fi Alliance.
• Wi-Fi Certified, WPA, WPA2, and the Wi-Fi Certified logo are trademarks of the Wi-Fi Alliance.
• WPS as used on the camcorder’s settings, onscreen displays and in this manual signifies Wi-Fi Protected
Setup.
• The Wi-Fi Protected Setup Identifier Mark is a mark of the Wi-Fi Alliance.
• Other names and products not mentioned above may be trademarks or registered trademarks of their
respective companies.
• This device incorporates exFAT technology licensed from Microsoft.
• “Full HD 1080” refers to Canon camcorders compliant with high-definition video
composed of 1,080 vertical pixels (scanning lines).
• 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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Exciting Features and New Functions
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Wi-Fi Functions
Baby Mode (A 58)
(A 113)
Enjoy the freedom of Wi-Fi* by
using convenient Wi-Fi functions
such as the following.
• You can use a smartphone as a
remote control and record movies from a distance (A 116).
• You can wirelessly connect the
camcorder to your home network and upload your recordings to CANON iMAGE
GATEWAY (A 124). This will
allow you to even share your
videos on YouTube and Facebook. You can share your videos
on YouTube and Facebook also
directly from an iOS device
(A 122).
• Enjoying your recordings with
family and friends has just
become easier because you can
use the Web browser on a
smartphone or computer to view
the camcorder’s recordings
(A 121).
* Wi-Fi is a connection method for
devices to connect wirelessly and is
certified by the Wi-Fi Alliance.
Using Baby mode, you will not
miss out on baby’s precious
moments. The camcorder’s
settings are optimized to capture
the beauty of baby’s skin. You
can also add stamps to the video
to keep track of baby’s growth.
Baby mode is for AVCHD movies
only.
AVCHD and MP4
Recording (A 54)
You can choose to record movies
in AVCHD or MP4 format. Record
movies in AVCHD and play them
back with fantastic picture quality.
Alternatively, record movies in
MP4 for uploading to the Web and
transferring to mobile devices.
Depending on the video quality,
you can also record at 50 frames
per second. With video at 50
frames per second, your videos
will achieve a level of realistic
movement that will impress your
audience.
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Smart AUTO (A 40)
Smart AUTO automatically selects the best
scene mode for the scene you want to
shoot. You get spectacular recordings
every time without worrying about settings.
Video Snapshot
Cinema-Look Filters
(A 68)
(A 59)
Shoot or capture short scenes
and arrange them into a video
clip set to your favorite
background music.
Face Detection
(A 69)
The camcorder automatically
detects people’s faces and
adjusts the focus and other
settings accordingly for beautiful
results.
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Use professional cinema-look
filters to create unique movies
with distinctive looks.
Image Stabilization
Dynamic IS (A 144)
compensates for camcorder
shake when you shoot video
while walking. Powered IS
(A 139) will produce stable
shots when you zoom in on
distant subjects (full telephoto).
Intelligent IS (A 41) selects the
type of image stabilization for the
recording situation.
Enjoying Your Recordings on Other Devices
Connect the camcorder
to an HDTV (A 98).
Copy your recordings to
an external video recorder
(A 110).
Transfer recordings to
your computer (A 101).
C Copy the camcorder’s
entire memory onto an external
hard drive (A 106).
Upload your MP4 movies
and photos to the Web
(A 112).
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Enjoying Your Recordings Using the Camcorder’s Wi-Fi Functions
Use your iOS/Android device to remotely
control the camcorder (A 116).
Use the Web browser on your
iOS/Android device to view the
recordings on the camcorder (A 121).
Save your recordings on an
iPhone or iPad and play them
back (A 122).
Connect the camcorder to an
access point on your home
network and then share your
recordings on CANON iMAGE
GATEWAY (A 124). From
there, you can make online
albums to enjoy your
recordings.
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After connecting the
camcorder to an iOS device or
CANON iMAGE GATEWAY, you
can upload your recordings to
other Web sites.
Table of contents
„ Introduction
5
13
15
15
16
Exciting Features and New Functions
About this Manual
Getting to Know the Camcorder
Supplied Accessories
Names of Parts
„ Preparations
19
19
22
22
23
25
25
27
27
29
29
30
34
Getting Started
Charging the Battery Pack
Using a Memory Card
Memory Cards Compatible for Use with the Camcorder
Inserting and Removing a Memory Card
First Time Settings
Basic Setup
Changing the Time Zone
Initializing the Memory
Basic Operation of the Camcorder
Using the Touch Screen
Using the Menus
Operating Modes
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„ Basic Shooting and Playback
35
Basic Recording
35
38
39
41
Shooting Video
Taking Photos
AUTO Mode
Zooming
44
44
48
51
Basic Playback
Playing Back Video
Viewing Photos
Deleting Recordings
„ Advanced Shooting
54
54
56
56
57
58
59
60
62
63
68
69
71
72
73
75
76
77
78
79
Selecting the Movie Format (AVCHD/MP4)
Selecting the Video Quality
C Selecting the Memory (Built-in Memory/
Memory Card) for Recordings
C Dual Recording and Relay Recording
Shooting Modes
Baby Mode
Cinema Mode and Cinema-Look Filters
Special Scene Modes
Programmed AE Mode: Adjusting Settings to Match Your
Needs
Decoration: Adding a Personal Touch
Video Snapshot
Face Detection and Tracking
Faders
Adjusting the Exposure
Adjusting the Focus
White Balance
Frame Rate
Tele Macro
Audio Scenes
Using Headphones
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„ Advanced Playback and Editing
81
83
85
87
88
89
90
91
Capturing Video Snapshot Scenes and Photos from a
Movie
Playback with Background Music
Selecting the Playback Starting Point
Dividing Scenes
Trimming Scenes
Changing the Thumbnail Image of a Scene
Photo Slideshow
C Copying Recordings to a Memory Card
„ External Connections
94
95
98
99
99
101
106
110
112
Terminals on the Camcorder
Connection Diagrams
Playback on a TV Screen
Saving and Sharing Your Recordings
C Converting Movies to MP4 Format
Saving Recordings on a Computer
C Memory Save: Saving an Entire Memory onto
an External Hard Drive
Copying Recordings to an External Video Recorder
Uploading MP4 Movies and Photos to the Web
„ C Wi-Fi Functions
113
116
121
122
124
128
129
134
The Camcorder’s Wi-Fi Functions
Using an iOS or Android Device as a Remote Control
Remote Browse: Viewing Recordings Using a Web
Browser on an iOS or Android Device
Saving Recordings and Uploading Movies to the Web
Using an iOS Device
Sharing Recordings with CANON iMAGE GATEWAY
Wireless Playback on a Computer
Wi-Fi Connection Using an Access Point
Viewing and Changing Wi-Fi Settings
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„ Additional Information
137 Appendix: Menu Options Lists
137
138
138
142
0 (Home) Menu
[3 Recording Setup] Menu
[2 Main Functions] and [Edit] Panels
[1 Other Settings] Menus
152 Appendix: Onscreen Icons and Displays
156 Trouble?
156
162
Troubleshooting
List of Messages
172 Do’s and Don’ts
172
176
177
Handling Precautions
Maintenance/Others
Using the Camcorder Abroad
178 General Information
178
181
184
188
190
Optional Accessories
Specifications
Reference Tables
Downloading Music Files and Image Files (Image Mix
Frames)
Index
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About this Manual
Thank you for purchasing the Canon LEGRIA HF R56 / LEGRIA HF R57 /
LEGRIA HF R506. 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 156).
Conventions Used in this Manual
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
IMPORTANT: Precautions related to the camcorder’s operation.
NOTES: Additional topics that complement the basic operating
procedures.
POINTS TO CHECK: Restrictions or requirements regarding the
function described.
A: Reference page number within this manual.
C : Text that applies only to the model(s) shown in the icon.
The following terms are used in this manual:
When not specified as “memory card” or “built-in memory”, the term
“memory” by itself refers to both.
“Scene” refers to one movie unit from the point you press the
Y button to start recording until you press again to stop
recording.
The photos included in this manual are simulated pictures taken with
a still camera. Unless indicated otherwise, illustrations and menu
icons refer to the >.
Introduction Š 13
indicates that a function is available in the
operating mode indicated and
indicates
that the function is not available. The operating
modes are divided into the following three
groups. For a detailed explanation, refer to
Operating Modes (A 34).
Brackets [ ] are used to refer to
control buttons and menu options
you will touch on the screen and to
other onscreen messages and
displays.
Movie format
Shooting mode
Playback mode
Faders
The camcorder offers two professional looking transition effects to
fade-in or fade-out scenes.
Operating modes:
SCN
[2] > [R Faders] > Desired fader* >
Desired fade screen color* > [X]
* You can preview the transition effect on the screen.
• The icon of the selected fader appears.
• Repeat, selecting [j Off], to turn off faders.
• You can also change the fader settings while recording (for example,
to apply only a fade out).
To fade in/out
Press Y in record pause mode to start recording with a fade
in. Press Y while recording to fade out and stop recording.
NOTES
• When you apply a fader, not only the picture but also the sound will fade
i
t
The names of physical buttons
and switches on the
camcorder are indicated within
a “button” frame.
For example Y.
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The > arrow is used to abbreviate menu selections.
For a detailed explanation on how to use the menus,
refer to Using the Menus (A 30). For a concise
summary of all available menu options and settings,
refer to the appendix Menu Options Lists (A 137).
Getting to Know the Camcorder
Supplied Accessories
The following accessories are supplied with the camcorder:
XCA-110E Compact Power Adapter
(incl. power cord)
BP-718 Battery PackW
XIFC-300PCU/S USB Cable
HTC-100/S High Speed HDMI CableW
XGetting Started Leaflet
Transfer Utility LE Startup GuideW
(see below)
Transfer Utility LE Startup Guide: This guide explains how to download
PIXELA’s Transfer Utility LE software, which allows you to save your
AVCHD movies and transfer music files to a memory card. For details on
using the software, refer to the ‘Transfer Utility LE Software Guide’
included with the downloaded software.
NOTES
• The camcorder may make a rattling sound if it is shaken (A 159).
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Names of Parts
Left side view
1
45
2 3
6
1
(playback mode) button (A 44)
2 ON/OFF button
3 Memory card slot cover (A 23)
4 AV OUT terminal (A 94, 96)/
× (headphones) terminal (A 79)
5 HDMI OUT terminal (A 94, 95)
6 USB terminal (A 94, 97)
7 Memory card slot (A 23)
8 START/STOP button (A 35)
9 DC IN terminal (A 19)
q Grip belt
A
7
Adjust the grip belt so that you can
reach the zoom lever with your
index finger, and the Y
button with your thumb.
Right side view
8
9
A
q
A
a
a Lens cover switch
A
Move the lens cover switch down
to
to open the lens cover.
Front view
s Stereo microphone (A 140)
A
A
s
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Top view
A
d
A
f
A
d
f
A
g
A
h
A
Speaker (A 47)
Zoom lever (A 41)
ACCESS indicator (A 35, 38)
C Wi-Fi antenna (A 115)
A
h
Back view
A
g
A
h
A
j
j POWER/CHG (charge) indicator:
A
Green - On
Red - Charging (A 19)
k Battery attachment unit (A 19)
A
l Serial number
A
A
k
Bottom view
A
l
S
q
S
a
S Tripod socket (A 173)
q
a BATTERY RELEASE switch (A 20)
S
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s LCD touch screen (A 29)
S
LCD panel
S
s
180°
Open the LCD panel 90 degrees.
By default, this will turn on the
camcorder. The first time you open
the LCD panel, the initial setup
screens will appear and guide you
through the basic settings (A 25).
Adjust the position of the LCD
panel according to the recording
conditions.
90°
NOTES
• About the LCD screen: The screen is produced using extremely high-precision manufacturing techniques, with more than 99.99% of the pixels
operating to specification. Less than 0.01% of the pixels may occasionally misfire or appear as black, red, blue or green dots. This has no
effect on the recorded image and does not constitute a malfunction.
• For details about how to take care of the touch screen, refer to Handling
Precautions (A 172), Cleaning (A 176).
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Preparations
This chapter describes basic operations, such as using the
touch panel, navigating the menus, and first time settings to
help you learn more about your camcorder.
Getting Started
Charging the Battery Pack
The camcorder can be powered with a battery pack or directly using
the compact power adapter.
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.
4 Attach the battery pack to the
camcorder.
Press the battery pack softly into
the battery attachment unit and
slide it up until it clicks in place.
DC IN terminal
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�
�
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POWER/CHG (charge) indicator
5 Charging will start when the
camcorder is turned off.
• If the camcorder was on, the
green POWER/CHG indicator
will go out when you turn off the
camcorder. After a moment,
the POWER/CHG indicator will
turn on in red (battery pack
charging). The red POWER/
CHG indicator will go out when �
the battery pack is fully
charged.
• Fully charging the supplied battery pack will take approximately
5 hours and 35 minutes.
• If the indicator flashes, refer to Troubleshooting (A 159).
To remove the battery pack
1 Slide d in the
direction of the arrow and hold it
pressed down.
2 Slide the battery pack and
then pull it out.
�
�
BATTERY RELEASE switch
IMPORTANT
• Turn off the camcorder before connecting or disconnecting the compact power adapter. After turning off the camcorder, important data is
updated in the memory. Be sure to wait until the green POWER/CHG
indicator goes out.
• Do not connect to the camcorder’s DC IN terminal or to the compact
power adapter any electrical equipment that is not expressly recommended for use with this camcorder.
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• To prevent equipment breakdowns and excessive heating, do not connect the supplied compact power adapter to voltage converters for
overseas travels or special power sources such as those on aircraft and
ships, DC-AC inverters, etc.
NOTES
• We recommend charging the battery pack in temperatures between
10 °C and 30 °C. If either the ambient temperature or the battery pack’s
temperature is outside the range of approx. 0 °C to 40 °C, charging will
not start.
• If the ambient temperature or the battery pack’s temperature is low,
charging may take longer than usual.
• 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 POWER/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.
• Battery packs for this camcorder can display the remaining battery time.
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.
• For details about how to take care of the battery pack, refer to Battery
Pack (A 174). For charging times and approximate usage times, refer
to the Reference Tables (A 185).
• You can verify the battery charge status of the battery pack with the 1
> q > [Battery Info] setting.
• We recommend that you prepare battery packs to last 2 to 3 times
longer than you think you might need.
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Using a Memory Card
Memory Cards Compatible for Use with the Camcorder
You can use the following types of commercially available Secure Digital (SD) cards with this camcorder. We recommend using memory
cards rated CLASS 4, 6 or 10*.
As of November 2013, the movie recording function has been tested
using SD/SDHC/SDXC memory cards made by Panasonic, Toshiba
and SanDisk. For the latest information on memory 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**: CLASS 4 or better
* To record movies with a video quality of 50P or 35 Mbps, we recommend using
memory cards rated CLASS 6 or 10.
** When using an SD memory card rated CLASS 2 or without a Speed Class rating,
you may not be able to record movies, depending on the memory card used.
IMPORTANT
• 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.
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.
SDXC Memory Cards
You can use SDXC memory cards with this camcorder. When using
memory cards with other devices, such as digital recorders, computers
and card readers, make sure that the external device is compatible
with SDXC cards. For more information on compatibility, contact the
computer, operating system or memory card manufacturer.
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IMPORTANT
• If you use an SDXC memory card with a computer OS that is not SDXCcompatible, you may be prompted to format the memory card. In such
case, cancel the operation to prevent data loss.
Inserting and Removing a Memory Card
To use a memory card for recording, turn off the camcorder and insert
the memory card before performing the initial setup. After completing
the initial setup, initialize the memory card (A 27).
1 Open the LCD panel.
If this is the first time you turn on
the camcorder, the language
selection screen of the initial
setup screens will appear.
2 Press [ to turn off the
camcorder.
Make sure the POWER/CHG
indicator is off.
3 Open the memory card slot
cover.
4 Insert the memory card at a
slight angle, with the label
facing toward the lens, all the
way into the memory card slot
until it clicks.
The memory card slot is at a
slight angle toward the lens so
be careful not to damage the
memory card when inserting it.
Lens
�
Memory card
Top view
5 Close the memory card slot
cover.
Do not force the cover closed if the memory card is not correctly
inserted.
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To remove the memory card
Push the memory card once to release it. When the memory card
springs out, pull it all the way out.
IMPORTANT
• Memory cards have front and back sides that are not interchangeable.
Inserting a memory card facing the wrong direction can cause a malfunction of the camcorder. Be sure to insert the memory card as
described in step 4.
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First Time Settings
Basic Setup
You can turn the camcorder on and off by opening and closing the LCD
panel. The first time you turn on the camcorder, you will be guided by
the camcorder’s easy-to-follow setup screens to configure the camcorder’s initial settings. For details on how to use the touch screen,
refer to Using the Touch Screen (A 29).
1 Open the LCD panel.
• If this is the first time you turn on the camcorder, the language
selection screen of the initial setup screen will appear.
• You can also press [ to turn on the camcorder.
2 Touch the language used for onscreen
displays and then touch [æ].
• You may need to scroll down to find your
language.
• After you select a language, the [Date
Format] screen will appear.
Touch [æ] after selecting
a language
3 Touch [Y.M.D], [M.D,Y] or [D.M.Y] to select
the date format you prefer and then touch [æ].
After you select the date format, the [Date/Time] screen will appear
with the first field selected.
4 Touch a field you want to change (year, month, day, hours or
minutes).
5 Touch [Í] or [Î] to change the field as necessary.
6 Set the correct date and time by changing
all the fields in the same way.
• Touch [24H] to use 24-hour clock or leave it
unselected to use 12-hour clock (AM/PM).
7 Touch [OK] and then touch [æ].
• After you select the date and time, the [Movie Format] screen will
appear.
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8 Touch [·] or [¸] to select the movie format and then touch
[æ].
• C After you select the movie format, the [v Rec Media for
Movies] screen will appear, where you can select the memory to
which you want to record movies.
• A Skip to step 11.
9 Touch [&] (built-in memory) or [8] (memory card) and then
touch [æ].
• When selecting the memory, you can check the available recording
time based on the video quality setting.
• After you select the memory to which you want to record movies, the
[{ Rec Media for Photos] screen will appear.
10 Touch [&] (built-in memory) or [8] (memory card) and then
touch [æ].
When selecting the memory, you can check the number of photos that
can be recorded, based on a photo size of 1920x1080.
11 Touch [OK].
• The basic setup is complete. The settings you selected will appear
briefly and then the camcorder will be ready to record.
• After completing the basic setup, you can close the LCD panel or
press [ to turn off the camcorder.
NOTES
• Some buttons, such as [ZOOM] or [PHOTO], will appear in English
regardless of the language selected.
• You can change the language later on with the 1 > q > [Language H] setting. You can adjust the date and time later on with the
1 > q > [Date/Time] setting. You can change the movie format
later on with the 3 > [Movie Format] setting. C You can
select the memory for movies and photos later on with the 3 >
[Recording Media] > [Rec Media for Movies] and [Rec Media for Photos] settings.
• 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 175). The next time you turn on the camcorder, you will
have to configure the initial settings again.
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• You can change the 1 > q > [Power On Using LCD Panel] setting so that you can turn the camcorder on and off only by pressing
[.
Changing the Time Zone
Change the time zone to match your location. The default setting is
Paris. In addition, the camcorder is able to retain the date and time of
another 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 destination.
Operating modes:
SCN
1 Open the [Time Zone/DST] screen.
0 > [1 Other Settings] > q > [Time Zone/DST]
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.
Initializing the Memory
Initialize memory cards when you use them with this camcorder for the
first time. You can also initialize a memory card or the built-in memory
(C only) to permanently delete all the recordings it contains.
C 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).
Operating modes:
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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 Initialize the memory.
C
0 > [1 Other Settings] > q > [Initialize &/8]
> [& Built-in Mem.] or [8 Mem. Card] > [Initialize] >
[Complete Initialization]1 > [Yes]2 > [OK] > [X]
A
0 > [1 Other Settings] > q > [Initialize 8] >
[Initialize] > [Complete Initialization]1 > [Yes]2 > [OK]
> [X]
1
2
Touch this option if you want to physically erase all the data rather than just
clear the file allocation table of the memory.
If you selected the [Complete Initialization] option, you can touch [Cancel] to
cancel the initialization while it is in progress. All recordings will be erased and
the memory can be used without any problem.
IMPORTANT
• Initializing the memory will permanently erase all recordings. Lost original recordings cannot be recovered. Make sure you save important
recordings in advance using an external device (A 99).
• Initializing a memory card will permanently erase any music files and
images you may have transferred to the card. (C The music files
and image mix frames that come pre-installed in the built-in memory will
be restored after it is initialized.)
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Basic Operation of the Camcorder
Using the Touch Screen
The control buttons and menu items that appear on the touch screen
change dynamically depending on the operating mode and the task
you are performing. With the intuitive touch screen interface you have
all the controls at your fingertips.
Touch
Touch 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, etc.
Drag
While touching the screen, 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
• In the following cases, you may not be able to perform touch operations
correctly.
- Using your fingernails or hard-tipped objects, such as ballpoint pens.
- Operating the touch screen with wet or gloved hands.
- Applying excessive force with your finger.
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Using the Menus
Many of the camcorder’s functions can be adjusted from the menus in
the 0 (Home) menu. In addition, you will find it useful to learn how to
navigate the other menus as well so that you can access all that your
camcorder has to offer.
0 (Home) Menu
The 0 (Home) menu is the gateway to most of the camcorder’s functions and settings.
Operating modes:
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1 Touch [0] on the upper left of the screen to open the 0 (Home)
menu.
2 Drag your finger left/right to bring the desired menu to the center.
3 Touch the icon of the desired menu to open it.
See below for a description of each menu. The menus that appear
depend on whether the camcorder is in recording mode or playback
mode.
In recording mode
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In playback mode
Available Menus
A
Menu item
Description
[1 Other Settings]
33, 142
Opens the [1 Other Settings] menus, which give you access to various
camcorder settings.
[3 Recording Setup] (recording mode only)
54 - 57
In this menu you can select the movie format, video quality, memory used
for recording*, and whether to use dual recording* or relay recording*.
[Shooting Mode]** (recording mode only)
57
The camcorder features a number of shooting modes that offer the most
appropriate settings for a variety of scenes.
[2 Main Functions] (recording mode only)
138
This menu contains functions commonly used while recording, such as
focus and exposure. The [2] button on the right side of the recording
screen allows you to open this menu directly, without going through the
0 (Home) menu.
[ Remote Control+Streaming] (recording mode only)
116
Use your smartphone or tablet as a remote control to record with the
camcorder. You can also stream video from the camcorder and record it on
the smartphone or tablet.
[} Photo Playback] (playback mode only)
48
Switches the camcorder to photo playback mode and opens the [}]
index screen.
[y Movie Playback] (playback mode only)
44
Switches the camcorder to movie playback mode and opens the [y]
index screen.
[9 Baby Album] (playback mode only)
44
Switches the camcorder to playback mode and opens the [9] index
screen, which displays only the scenes you recorded using
mode.
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A
Menu item
Description
[
Video Snapshot] (playback mode only)
44
Switches the camcorder to movie playback mode and opens the [¦]
index screen, which displays only video snapshot scenes recorded in
AVCHD format.
[— Wi-Fi]* (playback mode only)
113
Allows you to access the various Wi-Fi functions, such as uploading
recordings to the Web or playing back recordings using a smartphone.
* C only.
** The icon shown in the 0 (Home) menu indicates the shooting mode currently
selected.
Using the Menus
Changing the camcorder’s various settings using the menus is very
easy. You make your selection simply by touching the button of the
desired option. When they appear on the screen, you can touch [K] to
return to the previous screen or [X] to close the menu.
In some screens, you will need to scroll to find the desired option.
Some screens provide additional information about the
options. In that case, simply
drag your finger up and down
along the column of icons.
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Drag your finger up
and down along the
scroll bar to display
the rest of the panel
Touch to scroll up
or down
Touch the control
button of the
desired function
Using the [1 Other Settings] Menus
Refer to [1 Other Settings] Menus (A 142) for available functions.
Operating modes:
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* In
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mode, access to functions is limited.
1 Touch [0] on the upper left of
the screen to open the 0 (Home)
menu.
2 Drag your finger left/right to bring
[1 Other Settings] to the center.
3 Touch the icon to open the
[1 Other Settings] menus.
4 Touch the tab of the desired
menu.
5 Drag your finger up/down to bring the setting you want to change
into the orange selection bar.
• You can also use the [Í] and [Î] icons for scrolling.
• You can touch any menu item on the screen to bring it directly into
the selection bar.
6 When the desired menu item is inside the selection bar, touch [æ].
7 Touch the desired option and touch [X].
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NOTES
• You can touch [X] to close the menu at any time.
• Menu items not available appear grayed out.
• For brevity’s sake, references to settings in the 0 (Home) menu will
include only the icon of the menu, the tab of the desired submenu (for
settings in the [1 Other Settings] menu) and the setting name. For
example, "the 1 > t > [LCD Brightness] setting".
Operating Modes
In this manual, the camcorder’s operating modes are indicated with a
bar of icons. Icons are divided into three areas as follows.
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Recording
Movie format
Playback
The icons in the recording area correspond to the shooting mode you
can select (A 57).
The icons in the movie format area refer to AVCHD or MP4 recordings.
While recording, you can change the movie format as described in
Selecting the Movie Format (AVCHD/MP4) (A 54). During playback,
use the index screen button (A 44) to switch between playback of
AVCHD movies and MP4 movies.
In the playback area of the operating modes bar, the
icon refers
to playing back movies (A 44), whether from the [y] index screen (all
scenes), the [9] index screen (only scenes recorded in
mode) or
the [¦] index screen (only video snapshot scenes recorded in AVCHD
format). The
icon refers to viewing photos from the [}] index
screen (A 48).
NOTES
• C When switching to a playback mode, the memory selected
for playback will be the same currently used for recording.
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Basic Shooting and Playback
This chapter covers how to record video and photos, how to
use the convenient
mode and other basic functions. To
enjoy full access to menus and more advanced functions, refer
to Advanced Shooting (A 54) and Advanced Playback and
Editing (A 81).
Basic Recording
Shooting Video
You can easily record movies with the camcorder.
Operating modes:
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POINTS TO CHECK
• Before you begin recording, make a test recording first to check that
the camcorder is operating correctly.
1 Open the LCD panel to
turn on the camcorder.
• You can also press
[.
• C By default,
movies are recorded in
the built-in memory. You
can select the memory
that will be used to
record movies (A 56).
• By default, the
camcorder will record in
mode. You can
select a different shooting
mode according to the
shooting conditions
(A 57).
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2 Slide the lens cover switch down.
3 Press Y to begin recording.
• Press Y again to stop recording.
• The ACCESS indicator will flash from time to time while the scene is
being recorded.
Recording standby:
While recording:
! Shooting mode (A 57)
" Number of scenes recorded
# Scene counter (hours : minutes : seconds)
$ Video format (A 54)
% Remaining recording time on the memory
& Remaining battery charge
' Video quality (A 54)
When you have finished recording
1 Make sure that the ACCESS indicator is off.
2 Close the LCD panel to turn off the camcorder.
You can also press [.
3 Slide the lens cover switch up.
IMPORTANT
• To protect the lens, keep the lens cover closed when you are not
recording.
• 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.
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- Do not open the memory card slot cover.
- Do not disconnect the power source or turn off the camcorder.
- Do not change the camcorder’s operating mode.
• Be sure to save your recordings regularly (A 99), especially after making important recordings. Canon shall not be liable for any loss or corruption of data.
NOTES
• About the power saving mode: If 1 > q > [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 3 minutes. Should this happen, turn the camcorder back on.
• When recording in bright places, it may be difficult to use the LCD
screen. In such cases, you can adjust the LCD backlight with the 1 >
t > [LCD Backlight] setting or adjust the brightness of the LCD
screen with the 1 > t > [LCD Brightness] setting.
• If you plan on making a long recording while the camcorder is in a fixed
position, such as on a tripod, you can record with the LCD panel closed
in order to conserve the battery’s power. In such case, make sure
1 > q > [Power On Using LCD Panel] is set to [Off].
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Taking Photos
You can easily take photos with the camcorder. You can even take photos simultaneously while recording a movie.
Operating modes:
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1 Open the LCD panel to
turn on the camcorder.
• You can also press
[.
• C By default,
photos are recorded in
the built-in memory. You
can select the memory
that will be used to
record photos (A 56).
• By default, the
camcorder will record in
mode. You can
select a different shooting
mode according to the
shooting conditions
(A 57).
2 Slide the lens cover switch down.
3 Touch [PHOTO] to take a photo.
A green icon ( ) and { æ &
(C only) or { æ 8 will
appear momentarily on the screen
and the ACCESS indicator will flash
as the photo is recorded. However,
if you record a photo while recording a movie,
When you have finished taking photos
1 Make sure that the ACCESS indicator is off.
2 Close the LCD panel to turn off the camcorder.
You can also press [.
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will not appear.
3 Slide the lens cover switch up.
IMPORTANT
• The information in the IMPORTANT section (A 36) and NOTES section
(A 37) on the previous pages also apply to photos.
NOTES
• Photos are recorded as JPG files. For details about the approximate
number of photos that can be recorded on a memory card, refer to the
Reference Tables (A 185).
• Photos cannot be recorded while fading in or fading out a scene.
AUTO Mode
mode is the camcorder’s default shooting mode. Using
mode, you can record great-looking movies and photos by letting the
camcorder adjust the necessary settings according to the recording
situation. In
mode, most advanced settings will not be available
but you can use the following functions.
- Intelligent IS (A 41).
- Zoom (A 41).
- Video snapshot (A 68).
- Decoration (A 63) to add a fun personal touch using stamps,
drawings, image mix and more.
- Face detection and tracking (A 69) to get beautiful shots of people
every time, tracking the subject even if the person moves.
- Faders (A 71).
- Audio scenes (A 78).
- Pre-recording (A 140).
Operating modes:
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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 following icons.
Smart AUTO icons
Background →
(color of the icon)
Bright*
(gray)
Subject ↓
Blue skies*
(light blue)
Vivid colors*
(green/red)
Sunsets
(orange)
People (stationary)
(
)
(
)
(
)
—
People (moving)
(
)
(
)
(
)
—
Subjects other than people,
such as landscapes
(
Close objects
)
(
/
(
/
)
(
/
) (
Background →
(color of the icon)
/
)
/
) (
/
)
—
Dark
(dark blue)
Subject ↓
Spotlight
Night scene
People (stationary)
—
—
People (moving)
—
—
—
—
Subjects other than people,
such as landscapes
Close objects
/
* The icon in parentheses appears under backlight conditions.
NOTES
• 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 62).
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Intelligent IS
Intelligent IS allows the camcorder to select the best image stabilization option based on your shooting method. During
and
mode, the Intelligent IS icon will change to one of the following icons.
In other shooting modes, you can set the image stabilization manually
(A 144).
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), while remaining
stationary, on subjects at a distance
È (Powered IS)*
Close-up of a subject
 (Macro IS)
When using a tripod
à (tripod mode)
* You can use the 1 > p > [Intelligent IS] setting to change whether Powered IS is available when Intelligent IS is activated.
Zooming
There are two ways you can zoom in and out: using the zoom lever on
the camcorder or using the zoom controls on the touch screen. In
modes other than
, you can select the zoom type (optical,
advanced or digital) with the [2] > [Zoom Type] setting (A 139). You
can also change the zoom speed with the 1 > p > [Zoom
Speed] setting (A 143).
Operating modes:
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W
W
T
T Zoom out
T
S Zoom in
Using the Zoom Lever
Move the zoom lever toward T (wide angle) to zoom out. Move it
toward S (telephoto) to zoom in.
Using the Touch Screen’s Zoom Controls
1 Display the zoom controls on the touch screen.
[2] > [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.
• While the zoom controls are displayed, you can touch [Ü] to start
recording a movie. Touch [Ñ] to stop recording. You can also touch
[PHOTO] to record a photo.
3 Touch [X] to hide the zoom controls.
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NOTES
• Keep at least 1 m away from the subject. At full wide angle, you can
focus on a subject as close as 1 cm. Using tele macro (A 77), you can
focus on a subject as close as 50 cm at full telephoto.
• When 1 > p > [Zoom Speed] is set to [Y Variable], the zoom
speed will be faster in recording standby mode than when actually
recording, except when pre-recording (A 140) is activated.
• With the 1 > p > [Zoom Position at Startup] setting, you can
tell the camcorder to memorize the zoom position when you turn it off,
so the zoom position will be the same the next time you turn on the
camcorder.
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Basic Playback
Playing Back Video
Operating modes:
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1 Press ].
• You can press ]
repeatedly to switch back
and forth between recording
mode and playback mode.
• You can press ] when
the camcorder is off to turn it
on directly in playback mode.
• The [y] index screen, which
contains all the scenes you
have recorded, will open.
Index screen
button
(next to [0])
2 In the index screen, look for the scene you wish to play back.
• To open the [¦] index screen (only video snapshot scenes
recorded in AVCHD format) or the [9] index screen (baby album
with only scenes recorded in
mode):
0>[
Video Snapshot] or [9 Baby Album]
• To change the memory from which to play back (C only) or
the video format of the scenes you wish to play back:
C
[& ·] (index screen button) > Select the memory
with the desired scene (& or 8) and the movie format of
the desired scene (· or ¸) > [OK]
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A
[8 ·] (index screen button) > Movie format of the
desired scene (· or ¸) > [OK]
! Index screen button. Displays the currently selected
memory (C only) and movie format. Press to
change the index screen.
" Drag your finger left/right for the next/previous index
page.
# Display the next/previous index page.
$ Recording date (for AVCHD movies) or folder name (for
MP4 movies, A 150).
% [j] Scene’s timeline (for AVCHD movies, A 85).
[I] Scene information (for MP4 movies, A 47).
3 Touch the desired scene to play it back.
• The camcorder will play back 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.
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During playback:
! Jump to the beginning of the scene. Double-tap to jump
to the previous scene.
" Pause the playback.
# Jump to the beginning of the next scene.
$ Fast playback* backward/forward.
% Display the volume (A 47) and background music mix
balance (A 83) controls.
& Stop the playback.
' Decoration (A 63).
( Capture a video snapshot scene from this movie (A 81).
) Recording date (for AVCHD movies) or the date the
recording started (for MP4 movies).
* Touch several times to increase the playback speed to approximately 5x → 15x → 60x normal speed.
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During playback pause:
! Resume playback.
" Slow playback* backward/forward.
# Capture the displayed frame as a photo (A 82).
$ Decoration (A 63).
* Touch several times to increase the playback speed 1/8 → 1/4 the
normal speed.
Adjusting the volume
1 During playback, touch the screen to display the playback controls.
2 Touch [Ý], touch [Ø] or [Ù] to adjust the volume, and touch
[K].
Displaying scene information for MP4 movies
On the scene information screen you can check various details, including the scene’s length, date and time of recording and video quality.
1 In the [y] index screen for MP4 movies, touch [I].
2 Touch the desired scene.
• The [Scene Info] screen appears.
• Touch [Ï]/[Ð] to select the previous/next scene.
3 Touch [K] twice when finished.
IMPORTANT
• Observe the following precautions while the ACCESS indicator is on or
flashing. Failing to do so may result in permanent data loss.
- Do not open the memory card slot cover.
- Do not disconnect the power source or turn off the camcorder.
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- Do not change the camcorder’s operating mode.
• You may not be able to play back with this camcorder movies recorded
on a memory card using another device and then transferred to a memory card connected to a computer.
NOTES
• You can play back video snapshot scenes recorded in AVCHD format
from the [y] index screen (all scenes) or from the [¦] index screen
(only video snapshot scenes). Video snapshot scenes recorded in MP4
format can be played back only from the [y] index screen.
• You can use the 1 > t > [Display Date/Time] setting to choose
whether to display the recording date when you play back videos.
• 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. Also, sound will
not be output.
• The speed indicated on the screen is approximate.
• Slow reverse playback will look the same as continuous frame reverse.
• Sound will not be output from the built-in speaker while the supplied
High Speed HDMI cable or optional STV-250N Stereo Video Cable is
connected to the camcorder.
Viewing Photos
Operating modes:
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1 Press ].
2 Open the [
] index screen.
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0>[
Photo Playback]
3 C If necessary, change the memory from which to play
back.
[&] (index screen button) > Memory with the desired
photo (& or 8) > [OK]
! C Index screen button. Displays the currently selected
memory. Press to change the index screen.
" Drag your finger left/right for the next/previous index page.
# Display the next/previous index page.
$ Folder name (A 150).
4 Look for the photo you want to play back.
5 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.
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During single photo view:
! Drag your finger left/right for the next/previous photo.
" Start a slideshow of your photos (A 90).
# Return to the [}] index screen.
$ Display the [Photo Jump] scroll bar. Drag your finger
along the scroll bar to jump easily and quickly through a
large number of photos. Touch [K] to return to single
photo view.
IMPORTANT
• Observe the following precautions while the ACCESS indicator is on or
flashing. Failing to do so may result in permanent data loss.
- Do not open the memory card slot cover.
- Do not disconnect the power source or turn off the camcorder.
- Do not change the camcorder’s operating mode.
• The following image files may not be displayed correctly with this camcorder if they were recorded on or copied onto a memory card using
another device.
- Images not recorded with this camcorder.
- Images edited on a computer.
- Images whose file names have been changed.
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Deleting Recordings
You can delete those scenes and photos that you are not interested in
keeping. Deleting unnecessary recordings allows you also to free up
space on the memory.
Deleting Recordings from the Index Screen
Operating modes:
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1 Open the desired index screen (A 44, 48).
To delete all the scenes/photos recorded on a specific date, drag your
finger left/right until a scene or photo you want to delete appears.
2 Delete the recordings.
[Edit] > [Delete] > Desired option* > [Yes]** > [OK]
* When you select [Select], perform the following procedure to select the individual recordings you want to delete before touching [Yes].
** Touch [Stop] to interrupt the operation while it is in progress. Some scenes/
photos may be deleted nevertheless.
To select individual recordings
1 Touch on the individual scenes/photos you want to delete.
• A checkmark ! will appear on the recordings you touch. The total
number of selected recordings will appear next to the " icon.
• Touch a selected scene or photo to remove the checkmark. To
remove all checkmarks at once, touch [Remove All] > [Yes].
2 After selecting all the desired recordings, touch [OK].
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Options
[date/folder name] Delete all the scenes/photos recorded on a particular date. For AVCHD movies, the date will appear in the control button. For MP4 movies and photos, the folder name*
(A 150) will appear.
[Select] Select individual recordings to delete.
[All Scenes] Delete all the scenes.
[All Photos] Delete all the photos.
* The last four digits of the folder name indicate the date the folder was created.
Deleting a Single Scene
Operating modes:
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1 Play back the desired scene (A 44).
2 Touch the screen and then touch [Ý] to pause the playback.
3 Delete the scene.
[Edit] > [Delete] > [Yes] > [OK]
Deleting a Single Photo
Operating modes:
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1 In single photo view, select the photo you want to delete.
2 Touch the screen to display the playback controls.
3 Delete the photo.
[Edit] > [Delete] > [
Proceed] > [Yes]
4 Drag your finger left/right to select another photo to delete or
touch [X].
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IMPORTANT
• Be careful when deleting recordings. Once deleted, recordings cannot
be recovered.
• Save copies of important recordings before deleting them (A 101).
• Observe the following precautions while the ACCESS indicator is on or
flashing (while recordings are being deleted).
- Do not open the memory card slot cover.
- Do not disconnect the power source or turn off the camcorder.
- Do not change the camcorder’s operating mode.
• Photos that were protected with other devices and then transferred to
the memory card when it was connected to a computer cannot be
deleted with this camcorder.
NOTES
• To delete all recordings and make all recordable space available again
you may prefer to initialize the memory (A 27).
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Advanced Shooting
This chapter covers advanced shooting functions, such as Special Scene modes and Baby mode. For details about basic
video shooting, refer to Basic Shooting and Playback (A 35).
Selecting the Movie Format (AVCHD/MP4)
You can choose to record movies in AVCHD or MP4 format. AVCHD
movies are ideal for playback with fantastic picture quality. MP4 movies are versatile and can easily be played back on smartphones or
uploaded to the Web.
Operating modes:
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0 > [3 Recording Setup] > [Movie Format] >
Desired movie format > [K] > [X]
Selecting the Video Quality
The camcorder offers several video quality options (measured by bit
rate*) for recording movies. For AVCHD movies, select 50P or MXP for
higher quality and select LP for longer recording times. Similarly, for
MP4 movies, select 35 Mbps or 24 Mbps for higher quality and 4 Mbps
for longer recording times.
* Bit rate indicates how much information is recorded in 1 second of video and also
affects recording time available on the memory. Movies with higher bit rates will
have higher video quality while those with lower bit rates will have smaller file sizes,
allowing you to record longer and upload more quickly.
Operating modes:
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0 > [3 Recording Setup] > [Video Quality] > Desired
video quality* > [K] > [X]
* You can view information on the video quality with the following procedure.
To view information on the video quality
1 Touch [I].
A screen with the resolution, bit rate and frame rate will appear.
2 Touch [K].
NOTES
• For details about approximate video recording times, refer to the Reference Tables (A 184).
• If you select 50P or 35 Mbps, movies will be recorded at 50 frames per
second, progressive.
• Depending on the external device used for playback, you may not be
able to play back your recordings.
• Movies recorded in 50P or MXP mode cannot be saved on AVCHD
discs. Use an external Blu-ray Disc recorder compliant with AVCHD Ver.
2.0 specifications to copy those movies onto Blu-ray discs.
• The camcorder uses a variable bit rate (VBR) to encode video so the
actual recording times will vary depending on the subject.
• The following types of MP4 scenes will be recognized as multiple files
on other devices.
- Scenes exceeding 4 GB.
- Scenes recorded at 35 Mbps exceeding 30 minutes.
- Scenes recorded at a video quality other than 35 Mbps exceeding
1 hour.
• Depending on the TV, you may not be able to play back movies
recorded in 50P or 35 Mbps.
• When the video quality is set to 50P or 35 Mbps, dual recording, decoration and faders are not available.
• When the shooting mode is set to
, recording in 50P or 35 Mbps is
not available. When the shooting mode is set to
, recording in 50P
is not available.
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C Selecting the Memory (Built-in Memory/Memory Card)
for 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:
SCN
0 > [3 Recording Setup] > [Recording Media] >
[Rec Media for Movies] or [Rec Media for Photos] >
Desired memory > [K] > [K] > [X]
C Dual Recording and Relay Recording
When you record, you can use dual recording to simultaneously record
one more movie (in MP4 format, at 4 Mbps video quality) in addition to
the main scene being recorded. This additional MP4 movie is saved on
the memory not currently selected for recording. Because the resulting
movie is in MP4 format, it is ideal for transferring to another device or
uploading to the Web.
Alternatively, you can activate relay recording so if the assigned memory becomes full while recording movies, the recording will continue
automatically on the other memory.
Operating modes:
SCN
Activate the desired function.
0 > [3 Recording Setup] > [Dual/Relay Recording] >
Desired function > [K] > [X]
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NOTES
• When you use relay recording, there will be a momentary stop in the
scene at the point where the camcorder switches from one memory to
another.
• Dual recording is not available in the following cases.
- When the video quality is set to 50P or 35 Mbps.
- When the shooting mode is set to
or
.
• When dual recording is activated, decoration is not available.
Shooting Modes
In addition to
mode, the camcorder features a number of shooting modes that offer the most appropriate settings for a variety of special scenes and purposes. You can also use
mode when you
want the camcorder to set the initial exposure automatically but still
have manual control over some advanced settings.
Operating modes:
SCN
* Except for
*
mode.
1 Touch the shooting mode button on the top
left corner of the screen.
• The button will show the icon of the shooting
mode currently selected. If the shooting
mode is set to
, the button will show
one of the Smart AUTO icons (A 40).
• Alternatively, you can open the shooting
mode selection screen from the 0 (Home)
menu: 0> [Shooting Mode].
Shooting mode button
2 Drag your finger up/down to bring the desired shooting mode to
the center and then touch [OK].
• If you selected [† Cinema] or [ƒ Scene], continue the
procedure to select the cinema-look filter (A 59) or special scene
mode (A 60).
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Options
( Default value)
[N Auto]
Let the camcorder take care of most of the settings
while you concentrate on recording. Great for beginners or if you
just prefer not to bother with detailed camcorder settings.
[9 Baby]
Use
mode to record all your little one’s precious
moments (A 58).
[† Cinema]
Give your recordings a cinematic look and use cinema-look filters to create unique movies (A 59).
[ƒ Scene]
From nightscapes to beaches, have the camcorder
select the best settings that match the situation you are in
(A 60).
[’ Programmed AE]
Enjoy full access to menus, settings and
advanced functions (A 62).
Baby Mode
With the optimized settings in
mode, baby’s skin will appear with
vibrant clarity. In addition, you can add a stamp to the video to show
how much time has passed since baby was born.
Operating modes:
SCN
*
* Even if the video format was set to MP4, when you change the shooting mode to
, the video format is automatically set to AVCHD.
Touch the shooting mode button (A 57) > [9 Baby]
> [OK]
NOTES
• During
mode, pre-recording (A 140) will be activated and cannot be turned off. That way, you will not miss memorable moments.
• You can play back recordings made in
mode from the [9] or
[y] index screen. The baby album ([9] index screen) is particularly
convenient because it contains, in chronological order, only the scenes
recorded in
mode.
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• During
mode, dual recording and recording in 50P are not available.
• In
mode, most advanced settings will not be available but you
can use the following functions.
- Zoom (A 41).
- Decoration (A 63), including cute stamps, animated stamps and
image mix frames especially designed for recording in
mode.
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 cinema-look filters to create unique movies with a distinctive appearance.
You can also add cinema-look filters when you convert movies to MP4
(A 99).
Operating modes:
SCN
Touch the shooting mode button (A 57) > [† Cinema]
> [OK] > Desired cinema-look filter > [OK]
• The selected cinema-look filter will be applied and its number will
appear on the control button.
To change the cinema-look filter
1 Touch the [FILTER] button (showing the currently selected cinemalook filter).
2 Select the desired cinema-look filter and then touch [OK].
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Options
( Default value)
The camcorder offers 7 cinemalook filters. Select the desired filter
while previewing the effect on the
screen.
[1. Cinema Standard]
[2. Vivid]
[3. Cool]
[4. Nostalgic]
[5. Sepia]
[6. Old Movies]
[7. Dramatic B&W]
! Filter number (will appear on
the control button).
" Filter name.
# Preview the effect on the
screen.
$ Brief description (onscreen
guidance).
NOTES
• When the shooting mode is set to
, the following functions are not
available.
- Taking photos.
- Decoration.
- Dual recording.
- Recording in 50P or 35 Mbps.
- Monitor from Home, Monitor while Out (using a smartphone or tablet
to remotely control the camcorder).
Special Scene Modes
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 mode.
Operating modes:
SCN
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Touch the shooting mode button (A 57) > [ƒ Scene]
> [OK] > Desired Special Scene mode > [OK]
Options
( Default value)
[H Portrait]
The camcorder uses a large
aperture, to achieve a sharp focus on the subject while blurring the background.
[I Sports]
To record sports scenes such as
tennis or golf.
[J Night Scene]
To record nightscapes with
lower noise.
[K Snow]
To record in bright ski resorts without the subject being underexposed.
[L Beach]
To record on a sunny beach without
the subject being underexposed.
[M Sunset]
[N Low Light]
To record sunsets in vibrant colors.
To record in low-light situations.
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[O Spotlight]
[P Fireworks]
To record spotlit scenes.
To record fireworks.
NOTES
• [H Portrait]/[I Sports]/[K Snow]/[L Beach]: The picture may not
appear smooth during playback.
• [H Portrait]: The blur effect of the background increases the more you
zoom in (S).
• [K Snow]/[L Beach]: The subject may become overexposed on
cloudy days or in shaded places. Check the image on the screen.
• [N 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.
• [P Fireworks]:
- To avoid camcorder blur (blur due to the camcorder moving) we
recommend using a tripod.
Programmed AE Mode: Adjusting Settings to Match Your Needs
Give yourself the most control while shooting by using Programmed AE
(AE: auto exposure) shooting mode. As with other shooting modes, the
camcorder automatically adjusts the shutter speed and aperture. However, this mode offers you the most versatility by allowing you to adjust
other settings to achieve the results you are looking for.
Operating modes:
SCN
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Touch the shooting mode button (A 57) >
[’ Programmed AE] > [OK]
Decoration: Adding a Personal Touch
Add a new level of enjoyment to
your scenes by decorating them.
You can add animated graphics,
stamps and even your own freehand
drawing easily just by simply using
your fingertip.
You can also add decorations when
you convert movies to MP4 (A 99).
Decorating Scenes while Recording
Operating modes:
SCN
1 Touch [Ò] on the bottom right corner of the screen to open the
decoration screen.
2 Use a tool from the toolbar as explained in the following
procedures.
3 Press Y to record movies with your decorations.
You can add decorations even while recording a scene.
4 Touch [X] to exit the decoration screen.
NOTES
• [Animated Stamps] and the [Date/Time] or [9] stamps cannot be used
at the same time.
• Decoration is not available when dual recording is activated or the video
quality is set to 50P or 35 Mbps.
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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.
$ [× Animated Stamps] Select animated stamps to add to your
decoration.
mode) Add the date and/or time
% [& Date/Time] or [9] (in
as a caption that will be included in the recording. In
mode, add stamps to track baby’s age, height and weight.
& [Ü] (Image Mix) Choose one of 26 different frames to add onto
the canvas.
' [Ý] In recording mode: pause the live video. Touch [Þ] again
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.
To use [Pens and Stamps]
You can select the color and type of pen for your drawings. You can
also save your drawings and stamps as one canvas.
1 Touch [Ó].
The [Pens and Stamps] screen will appear.
2 Touch the desired pen or stamp from the 6 icons on the left.
3 Touch the [Ö] button (which also shows the currently selected
color) and then select the desired color from the [Colors] palette.
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4 Touch [OK].
The main decoration screen will appear again.
5 Draw freely on the canvas with your fingertip.
• To clear your freehand drawings and stamps: Touch [Ó] > [Clear]
> [Yes] > [OK].
• To save your freehand drawings and stamps: Touch [Ó] >
[&Save]1 or [8Save]1 > [Yes] > [OK]. During playback, you will
need to pause the playback before saving a canvas file.
• To load a previously saved canvas (freehand drawings and stamps
only) from the memory: Touch [Ó] > [&Load]2 or [8Load]2 >
[Yes] > [OK]. During playback, you will need to pause the playback
before loading a previously saved canvas file.
1
2
The freehand drawings and stamps will be saved in the built-in memory
(C only) or on a memory card (A only).
The camcorder will apply the last freehand drawings and stamps that were
saved in the built-in memory (C only) or on a memory card (A
only).
NOTES
• Initializing a memory will erase any [Pens and Stamps] drawing canvas
and image files you may have saved. (C The image mix frames
that come pre-installed in the built-in memory will be restored after it is
initialized.)
To use [Animated Stamps]
When recording in
mode, you can use especially designed, babythemed animated stamps.
1 Touch [×].
The [Animated Stamps] screen will appear.
2 Touch one of the control buttons and then touch [OK].
3 Touch anywhere on the canvas to place the selected animated
stamp. You can also drag some animated stamps to a different
location.
To use [Date/Time]
1 Touch [&].
The [Date/Time] screen will appear.
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2 Touch [Date] or [Time].
To remove a selected stamp, touch it again.
3 Touch [OK].
The selected stamp(s) will appear.
4 You can touch any stamp and drag it to the desired location.
To use stamps from the [9] menu
During
mode and from the baby album, you can add stamps to
the video to track baby’s height, weight and age. You can track the
information of up to 3 babies.
Operating modes:
SCN
1 Touch [9].
• The screen with stamps for
mode will appear.
2 Touch [91], [92] or [93] to select the desired baby.
The design of the stamps is slightly different for each baby.
3 Register baby’s information as necessary.
• To register baby's birth date: Touch [w] next to the baby's age
button. Touch the year*/month/day, touch [Í]/[Î] to change it, and
then touch [OK]. Baby’s current age will be calculated and displayed
inside the age button.
• To register baby's height or weight: Touch [w] next to the button you
wish to change. Touch [Í]/[Î] to set the height/weight, and then
touch [OK].
* The year of birth can only be set to 2012 and later.
4 Touch any of the buttons to add the corresponding stamp: [Date]
(the current date), [Time] (the current time), baby’s age, height or
weight.
• To remove a selected stamp, touch it again.
5 Touch [OK].
• The selected stamp(s) will appear.
6 You can touch any stamp and drag it to
the desired location.
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NOTES
• For the age stamp, days will be displayed for 6 days after birth, weeks
will be displayed from 1 week up to, but not including, 1 month; months
will be displayed from 1 month up to, but not including, 1 year; years
and months will be displayed from 1 year up to, but not including 2
years; and only years will be displayed from 2 years.
To use image mix
Image mix frames can be combined with the live video for fun special
effects. You can use the image mix function along with additional [Pens
and Stamps] or [Animated Stamps] decorations.
The image mix frames are stored in the built-in memory (C
only). To use the image mix function while recording on a memory card,
you will need to download the image mix files, connect the memory
card to the computer and copy them to the memory card in advance
(A 188).
Operating modes:
SCN
POINTS TO CHECK
• C Before performing this procedure, make sure that the memory selected for recording (A 56) or playback (A 44) contains the
image mix frames.
1 Touch [Ü] to open the [Select Image] screen.
2 Touch [+] or [-] to select a different image mix frame.
• You can select from 26 image mix frames (or 20 especially designed
image frames, in
mode).
• C Only when recording on or playing back scenes from a
memory card: You can touch one of the memory icons at the bottom
of the screen to read image mix frames saved on a different memory.
3 Touch [OK] to mix the selected frame with the live video.
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Decorating Scenes during Playback
You can decorate scenes while playing them back. Decorations added
during playback are not recorded with the scene. You can also load
and apply a canvas with previously saved decorations.
Operating modes:
SCN
1 From the index screen (A 44), play back the scene you want to
decorate.
To use the various decorations especially designed for
mode,
play back a scene from the baby album ([9] index screen).
2 Touch the screen to display the playback controls.
3 Touch [Ò] to open the decoration screen.
4 Decorate the scene using the tools from the toolbar as explained
in the previous sections.
NOTES
• The image mix frame cannot be selected during recording or playback.
Video Snapshot
Record a series of short scenes. When you play back your video snapshot scenes, you can even set them to your favorite music (A 83) to
create your own fun music video. You will be surprised how by changing the background music, you can give your scenes an entirely new
feel.
Operating modes:
SCN
1 Activate video snapshot.
[2] > [¦ Video Snapshot] > [ON] > [X]
• Touch [OFF] instead to deactivate video snapshot.
• A blue border appears on the screen.
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2 Press Y.
The camcorder records for a few seconds (the blue frame serves as a
visual progress bar) and then automatically returns to recording
standby mode.
NOTES
• You can change the length of the video snapshot scene with the 1 >
p > [Video Snapshot Length] setting.
• Any of the following actions will deactivate video snapshot.
- Turning off the camcorder.
- Pressing ].
- Changing the movie format (AVCHD/MP4), video quality or frame rate.
Face Detection and Tracking
The camcorder automatically detects people’s faces and uses this
information to select the optimal settings for beautiful videos and photos. You can use tracking to tell the camcorder to track and optimize
settings for a different person. You can also use tracking to always
keep in focus other moving subjects, such as pets or moving vehicles.
Operating modes:
*
*
SCN
* Face detection and tracking are always activated in
and
modes.
POINTS TO CHECK
• When the shooting mode is set to SCN , select a Special Scene mode
other than [J Night Scene], [N Low Light] or [P Fireworks].
• By default, face detection and tracking are activated so you can skip
step 1 in the following procedure. If the function was turned off, perform
the following procedure starting from step 1.
1 Activate face detection and tracking.
0 > [1 Other Settings] > p >
[Face Detection & Tracking] > [i On }] > [X]
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2 Point the camcorder at a person.
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.
3 Touch a different face on the touch
screen to optimize the camcorder’s
settings for that person.
• You can also touch other moving
objects, such as a pet.
• A white double frame will appear
Main subject
around the subject and track it as it
moves.
• Touch [Cancel £] to remove the frame and cancel the tracking.
NOTES
• The camcorder may mistakenly detect the faces of non-human subjects. In such case, turn face detection off.
• When face detection is activated, the slowest shutter speed used by the
camcorder is 1/25.
• 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, faces may not be detected correctly. Typical examples
include:
- Faces extremely small, large, dark or bright in relation to the overall
picture.
- Faces turned to the side, at a diagonal or partially hidden.
• Face detection cannot be used when the shutter speed used is slower
than 1/25, when the digital zoom is activated at more than 228x zoom
or when using a smartphone or tablet to remotely control the camcorder.
• In certain cases, tracking 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.
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- Subjects lacking sufficient contrast.
- Fast moving subjects.
- When shooting indoors with insufficient lighting.
Faders
The camcorder offers two professional looking transition effects to
fade-in or fade-out scenes.
Operating modes:
SCN
[2] > [R Faders] > Desired fader* >
Desired fade screen color* > [X]
* You can preview the transition effect on the screen.
• The icon of the selected fader appears.
• Repeat, selecting [j Off], to turn off faders.
• You can also change the fader settings while recording (for example,
to apply only a fade out).
To fade in/out
Press Y in record pause mode to start recording with a fade
in. Press Y while recording to fade out and stop 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.
- When the video quality is set to 50P or 35 Mbps.
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Adjusting the Exposure
The camcorder determines the optimal exposure of a scene based on
the average brightness of the whole picture. When you want to record
a subject that is much brighter or darker than its surroundings, the
automatic exposure obtained by the camcorder may not be best for
that specific subject.
To correct this, you can compensate the exposure to make the whole
picture brighter or darker, you can use Touch AE to tell the camcorder
to optimize the exposure for a selected subject, or you can use a combination of both.
Operating modes:
SCN
POINTS TO CHECK
• When the shooting mode is set to SCN , select a Special Scene mode
other than [P Fireworks].
1 Open the exposure adjustment screen.
[2] > [y Exposure]
Exposure Compensation
2 Touch [n].
• The exposure is locked and the exposure compensation dial appears
with the compensation value 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 compensate
the exposure.
• + values will make the picture brighter; – values will make it darker.
• The compensation range may vary depending on the initial
brightness of the image, and some values may be grayed out.
4 Touch [X] to apply the selected shooting mode and exposure
compensation value.
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• During exposure lock, y and the exposure compensation value will
appear on the screen.
Touch AE
2 Touch a subject that appears inside the y frame.
• The Touch AE mark (I) will flash and the exposure will be optimized
automatically for the subject you selected.
• Touch [n] to return the camcorder to automatic exposure.
3 Touch [X] to apply the selected shooting mode and adjusted
exposure.
• Using Touch AE also locks the exposure (the exposure
compensation dial appears with the compensation value set at ±0).
Before touching [X], you can compensate the exposure further
(steps 3 and 4 in the previous procedure).
• During exposure lock, y and the exposure compensation value will
appear on the screen.
NOTES
• If the shooting mode is changed during exposure lock, the camcorder
will return to automatic exposure.
• By default, the camcorder corrects for backlight conditions. You can
turn off the automatic correction with the 1 > p > [Auto Backlight Correction] setting.
Adjusting the Focus
Autofocus may not work well on the following subjects. In such case,
focus manually.
• Reflective surfaces
• Subjects with low contrast
or without vertical lines
Operating modes:
• Fast moving subjects
• Through wet windows
• Night scenes
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POINTS TO CHECK
• Adjust the zoom before you start the procedure.
Manual Focus
1 Open the manual focus screen.
[2] > [< Focus]
2 Touch [D].
Touch [D] again to return the camcorder to autofocus.
3 Touch and hold [F] or [E] to adjust the focus.
• The focusing distance displayed will change as you adjust the focus.
The focusing distance will be displayed for about 2 seconds. You can
change the units used for the distance display with the 1 > q
> [Displayed Units] setting.
• The center of the screen will be magnified to help you focus more
easily. You can also turn off this function with the 1 > p >
[Focus Assistance] setting.
• If you wish to focus on faraway subjects such as mountains or
fireworks, touch and hold [F] until the focusing distance changes
to G.
4 Touch [X] to lock the focus at the selected distance.
During manual focus, [D] will appear on the screen.
Touch AF
1 Open the manual focus screen.
[2] > [< Focus]
2 Touch a subject that appears inside the < frame.
• The Touch AF mark (I) will flash and the camcorder will focus
automatically on the subject or spot you touched on the screen.
• Touch [D] again to return the camcorder to autofocus.
• If necessary, you can further adjust the focus manually (step 3 in the
previous procedure).
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3 Touch [X] to lock the focus at the selected distance.
During manual focus, [D] will appear on the screen.
NOTES
• When you use [E] and [F] to adjust the focus manually, you can touch
inside the frame to automatically focus on that spot.
White Balance
The white balance function helps you to accurately reproduce colors
under different lighting conditions so that white objects will always look
truly white in your recordings.
Operating modes:
SCN
[2] > [Ä White Balance] > Desired option* > [X]
* When you select [Å Custom WB], set the custom white balance with the following procedure before touching [X].
To set the custom white balance
Point the camcorder at a white object, so it fills the whole screen,
and touch [Set WB].
When the adjustment is completed, Å stops flashing and disappears.
The camcorder will retain the custom white balance even if you turn it off.
Options
( Default value)
[à Automatic]
The camcorder automatically sets the white balance for natural looking colors.
[¼ Daylight] To record outdoors.
[É Tungsten] To record under tungsten and tungsten-type
3-wavelength fluorescent lighting.
[Å Custom WB]
Use the custom white balance setting to make
white subjects appear white under colored lighting.
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NOTES
• When you select the custom white balance:
- Set [2] > [Zoom Type] to [
Optical].
- Reset the white balance when you change locations or the lighting or
other conditions change.
- Depending on the light source, Å may keep flashing. The result will
still be better than with [Ã Automatic].
• Custom white balance may provide better results in the following cases:
- Changing lighting conditions.
- Close-ups.
- Subjects in a single color (sky, sea or forest).
- Under mercury lamps, certain types of fluorescent lights and LED
lights.
Frame Rate
You can change the frame rate (the number of frames recorded per
second) of AVCHD movies to change the look of your movies. MP4
movies with a video quality setting of 35 Mbps are recorded at 50P
while those with other video quality settings are recorded at 25P and
these frame rates cannot be changed.
Operating modes:
SCN
0 > [3 Recording Setup] > [Video Quality] > [I] >
Desired frame rate > [K] > [K] > [X]
Options
( Default value)
[μ]
50 fields per second, interlaced. Standard frame rate of
analog PAL TV signals.
[¸]
Shooting at 25 frames per second, progressive*. Using this
frame rate will give your recordings a cinematic look. Recording
in
mode will further enhance the effect.
* Recorded as 50i.
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NOTES
• When the video quality is set to [50P Recording] (50P or 35 Mbps), the
frame rate is automatically set to 50P and cannot be changed.
Tele Macro
Using tele macro, the camcorder can focus at a shorter distance (up to
50 cm from the subject at full telephoto), allowing you to get closer
shots of small subjects like flowers and insects. This function also adds
a soft focus to the background, so the subject not only looks larger but
it also stands out more.
Operating modes:
SCN
*
* In
mode, tele macro will be activated automatically when you zoom in to full
telephoto and bring the camcorder up close to the subject.
POINTS TO CHECK
• When the shooting mode is set to SCN , select a Special Scene mode
other than [P Fireworks].
1 Activate tele macro.
[2] > [ZOOM] > [W]* (tele macro)
* Touch again to turn off the tele macro function.
• The camcorder will automatically adjust the zoom to the telephoto
end.
2 Touch [Ü].
• Touch [Ñ] to stop recording.
3 Touch [X].
NOTES
• Any of the following actions will deactivate the tele macro function.
- Turning off the camcorder.
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- Pressing ].
- Setting the shooting mode to
mode,
mode or the
[P Fireworks] Special Scene mode in SCN mode.
- Zooming out toward T (wide angle).
• Tele macro cannot be turned on/off while recording.
Audio Scenes
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.”
Operating modes:
SCN
*
* In
mode, the audio scene is always set to [‘ Standard].
[2] > [— Audio Scene] > Desired audio scene > [X]
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]
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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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:
SCN
1 Change the function of the terminal to headphones output.
0 > [1 Other Settings] > q > [AV/Headphones]
> [Ó Headphones] > [K]
2 Connect the headphones to the AV OUT/× terminal.
3 Adjust the volume as necessary.
[Volume] > [Ô] or [Õ]* to adjust the volume > [X]
* You can also drag your finger along the [Headphones] bar.
• Ó will appear on the screen.
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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 47, 90).
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 and
a cable no longer than 3 m.
• 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.
• C Audio will not be output from the AV OUT/× terminal while
Wi-Fi functions are in use.
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Advanced Playback and Editing
In this chapter, you can learn how to use functions related to
playback and editing, such as capturing video snapshot scenes
and photos from your movies and playing back your movies
with background music.
Capturing Video Snapshot Scenes and Photos from a Movie
You can capture video snapshot scenes or 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.
Capturing a Video Snapshot Scene
Operating modes:
SCN
1 Play back the scene from which you want to capture the video
snapshot scene (A 44).
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.
• Alternatively, you can touch the screen and then touch [¦] to
capture the video snapshot scene.
3 Touch [Ñ] to stop the playback.
The new video snapshot scene will appear at the end of the index
screen on the same recording date when the original scene was
recorded.
NOTES
• You can change the length of the video snapshot scenes you capture to
2 or 8 seconds with the 1 > s > [Video Snapshot Length] setting.
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• A video snapshot scene can be captured only during playback; it cannot be captured during playback pause mode.
• Video snapshot scenes cannot be captured from scenes shorter than
1 second.
• When the source scene is itself a video snapshot scene, you may not
be able to capture a video snapshot scene depending on the length of
the source scene and the length currently selected for video snapshot
scenes.
• When you start capturing a video snapshot scene less than 1 second
from the end of the scene, the video snapshot scene will be captured
starting from the beginning of the following scene.
• During the playback of video snapshot scenes captured from a previously recorded movie, you may notice some anomalies in the picture/
sound at the point where the playback switches to a new scene.
Capturing Photos
Operating modes:
SCN
1 Play back the scene from which you want to capture the photo
(A 44).
2 Pause the playback at the point you want to capture.
3 Touch [PHOTO].
4 Touch [Ñ] to stop the playback.
NOTES
• The size of captured photos will be 1920x1080.
• 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.
• C Photos will be recorded on the memory selected for recording photos.
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Playback with Background Music
Canon offers for download 3 music tracks that can be used as background music when playing back your movies or a slideshow of your
photos. You can also mix the original audio and the background music
and adjust the mix balance to your preference.
Operating modes:
SCN
1 Open the desired index screen (A 44).
2 Select the music track.
0 > [1 Other Settings] > s > [Select Music] >
[i On] > [Í] or [Î] to select the desired music track
! 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.
3 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.
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4 Touch [X] and then touch a scene to start the playback with the
selected background music.
To adjust the background music balance during playback
1 During playback, touch the screen to display the playback controls.
2 Touch [Ý], touch [y] or [Û] to adjust the background music
balance as desired, and touch [K].
To delete a music track
In the [Select Music] screen, touch [Í] or [Î] to select the track you
want to delete.
[
] > [Yes]
IMPORTANT
• If you use copyrighted songs and music tracks in your video creations,
remember that music under copyright may not be used without permission from the copyright holder, except for cases permitted under applicable laws, such as for personal use. Make sure to follow applicable
laws when using music files.
NOTES
• The music files used for background music are stored in the built-in
memory (C only). To play back recordings from a memory card
with background music, you will need to download the music files in
advance (A 188).
• After downloading the music files to your computer, use Transfer Utility
LE to transfer them to the memory that contains the recordings you
want to play back with background music. For details, refer to the
‘Transfer Utility LE Software Guide’ (PDF file).
• Initializing a memory card will permanently erase any music files you
may have transferred to the card. (C The music files that come
pre-installed in the built-in memory will be restored after it is initialized.)
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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 (AVCHD
scenes only) to break the scene to segments at fixed time intervals
ranging from 6 seconds to 6 minutes.
Operating modes:
SCN
1 Open the desired index screen for AVCHD movies (A 44).
2 Open the scene’s [Timeline] screen.
[j] > 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 video quality and length.
% Recording date and time.
& Drag your finger right along the ruler to display the previous
5 frames.
' Current scene / Total number of scenes.
( Currently selected interval between frames.
To change the interval between frames
[6 sec] > Desired interval > [K]
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Dividing Scenes
You can divide AVCHD scenes in order to leave out the best parts and
later cut out the rest.
Operating modes:
SCN
1 Play back the desired scene (A 44).
2 Touch the screen and then touch [Ý] to pause the playback.
3 Open the screen for dividing scenes.
[Edit] > [Divide]
4 Bring the scene to a precise point, if necessary.
Playback controls will appear on the screen (A 46). 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.
• Video snapshot scenes and other scenes that are too short (less than
3 seconds) cannot be divided.
• Scenes cannot be divided within 1 second from the beginning or the
end of the scene.
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Trimming Scenes
You can trim MP4 scenes by removing everything up to a certain point
or everything after a certain point. By doing so, you leave only memorable moments to keep for posterity.
Operating modes:
SCN
1 Play back the desired scene (A 44).
2 Touch the screen and then touch [Ý] to pause the playback.
3 Open the screen for trimming scenes.
[Edit] > [Trim]
4 Bring the scene to a precise point, if necessary.
• The point at which is movie will be trimmed is indicated by the ´
marker.
• Playback controls will appear on the screen (A 46). Use any special
playback modes (fast playback, frame reverse/advance) as
necessary to locate the desired point.
5 Trim the scene.
[Trim] > [Trim Before Marker] or [Trim After Marker] >
[Save as New] or [Overwrite]
• You can select whether to trim the part before or after the ´ marker
and whether to save the remaining part of the video as a new scene
(keeping the original scene) or to overwrite the original scene.
• Touch [Stop] to interrupt the operation while it is in progress.
NOTES
• You may not be able to trim the following types of scenes.
- C Scenes copied from the built-in memory to an SDXC
memory card.
- Scenes recorded or copied onto a memory card using another device.
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Changing the Thumbnail Image of a Scene
For scenes recorded in
mode, you can change the thumbnail
image that will appear in the baby album ([9] index screen).
Operating modes:
SCN
1 Open the [9] index screen (A 44).
2 Play back the desired scene.
3 When the image you want to use as the thumbnail image of the
scene appears, touch the screen and then touch [Ý] to pause the
playback.
4 Open the [Set Thumbnail] screen.
[Edit] > [Set Thumbnail]
5 Bring the scene to a precise point if necessary.
Playback controls will appear on the screen (A 46). Use any special
playback modes (fast playback, frame reverse/advance) as necessary
to locate the desired point.
6 Set the displayed frame as the scene's thumbnail image.
[Set] > [Yes]
NOTES
• Only the thumbnail of the scene displayed in the baby album ([9] index
screen) will change.
• Dividing a scene whose thumbnail image was changed will reset the
scene’s thumbnail image.
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Photo Slideshow
You can play a slideshow of all the photos and even set it to music.
Operating modes:
SCN
1 Open the [
] index screen (A 48).
2 Select the music track.
0 > [1 Other Settings] >
> [Select Music] >
[i On] > [Í] or [Î] to select the desired music track
> [X]
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.
During the photo slideshow
• Touch the screen and touch [Ø] or [Ù] to adjust the volume.
• Touch the screen and touch [Ý] to stop the slideshow.
NOTES
• You can change the transition effect between photos with the 1 >
> [Slideshow Transition] setting.
• The music files used for background music are stored in the built-in
memory (C only). To play back with background music a slideshow of photos recorded on a memory card, you will need to download
the music files in advance (A 188).
• After downloading the music files to your computer, use Transfer Utility
LE to transfer them to the memory that contains the recordings you
want to play back with background music. For details, refer to the
‘Transfer Utility LE Software Guide’ (PDF file).
• Initializing a memory card will permanently erase any music files you
may have transferred to the card. (C The music files that come
pre-installed in the built-in memory will be restored after it is initialized.)
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C Copying Recordings to a Memory Card
You can copy your recordings from the built-in memory to a memory
card.
POINTS TO CHECK
• Insert the memory card to which you want to copy the recordings into
the memory card slot and make sure it has sufficient available space.
Copying Recordings from the Index Screen
Operating modes:
SCN
1 Open the desired index screen in the built-in memory (A 44, 48).
To copy all the scenes/photos recorded on a specific date, drag your
finger left/right until a scene or photo you want to copy appears.
2 Copy the recordings.
[Edit] > [Copy (&'8)] > Desired option* > [Yes]**
> [OK]
* When you select [Select], perform the following procedure to select the individual recordings you want to copy before touching [Yes].
** Touch [Stop] to interrupt the operation while it is in progress.
To select individual recordings
1 Touch the individual scenes/photos you want to copy.
• A checkmark ! will appear on the recordings you touch. The total
number of selected recordings will appear next to the " icon.
• Touch a selected scene or photo to remove the checkmark. To
remove all checkmarks at once, touch [Remove All] > [Yes].
2 After selecting all the desired recordings, touch [OK].
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Options
[date/folder name]
Copy all the scenes/photos recorded on a particular date. For AVCHD movies, the date will appear in the control button. For MP4 movies and photos, the folder name*
(A 150) will appear.
[Select] Select individual recordings to copy.
[All Scenes] Copy all the scenes.
[All Photos] Copy all the photos.
* The last four digits of the folder name indicate the date the folder was created.
Copying a Single Photo
Operating modes:
SCN
1 In single photo view, select the photo you want to copy.
2 Touch the screen to display the playback controls.
3 Copy the photo.
[Edit] > [Copy (&'8)] > [¨ Proceed] > [Yes]
4 Drag your finger left/right to select another photo to copy or
touch [X].
IMPORTANT
• Observe the following precautions while the ACCESS indicator is on or
flashing. Failing to do so may result in permanent data loss.
- Do not open the memory card slot cover.
- Do not disconnect the power source or turn off the camcorder.
- Do not change the camcorder’s operating mode.
NOTES
• In the following cases, you will not be able to copy recordings to the
memory card:
- If the memory card slot cover is open.
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- If the LOCK switch on the memory card is set to prevent writing.
- If the file numbering is at maximum (A 150).
- If there is no memory card in the memory card slot.
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External Connections
This chapter explains how to connect your camcorder to an
external device such as a TV, VCR, or computer.
C You can also use the camcorder’s convenient Wi-Fi
functions (A 113).
Terminals on the Camcorder
Open the LCD panel to access the terminals on the camcorder.
(cable connector
shown upside-down)
1 AV OUT/× Terminal
2 HDMI OUT Terminal*
The HDMI OUT terminal offers a high-quality digital connection that combines
audio and video in a single convenient cable. This terminal is an HDMI mini
receptacle. When using a commercially available HDMI cable, make sure the
HDMI cable is Type A to Type C and is no longer than 3 meters.
3 USB Terminal
This terminal is a mini-AB receptacle. You can use the supplied USB cable to
connect to a computer or other digital devices with standard-A receptacles; or
use the optional UA-100 USB Adapter to connect to the camcorder an
external hard drive or similar storage device with a standard-A cable
(C only).
* When connecting the supplied High Speed HDMI cable to the camcorder, make
sure to align the triangle marks on the cable’s connector and on the camcorder’s
terminal.
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Connection Diagrams
In the following connection diagrams, the left side shows the terminals
on the camcorder and the right side shows (for reference only) an
example of terminals on a connected device.
Connection !
HDMI
Type: Digital Quality: High definition Output only
Connect to a high-definition TV (HDTV) with an HDMI input terminal.
HDMI mini connector
HTC-100/S High Speed HDMI Cable
(supplied)
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 the AV OUT/× terminal.
- Correct operation cannot be guaranteed when connecting the camcorder to DVI monitors.
- Depending on the HDTV, correct playback of personal video content
may not be possible using connection !. Try using connection ".
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Connection "
Composite Video
Type: Analog Quality: Standard definition Output only
Connect to a standard TV or a VCR with audio/video input terminals. Change the following
settings on the camcorder:
- 1 > t> [TV Type] according to the TV set (widescreen or 4:3), if the TV
cannot automatically detect and change the aspect ratio
- 1 > q > [AV/Headphones] to [Ò AV]
Yellow
White
STV-250N Stereo Video Cable
(optional)
Red
Connection ,
Composite Video (SCART)
In all respects, exactly the same connection as connection ".
Connect to a standard TV or VCR with SCART input terminal. Requires a SCART adapter
(commercially available).
STV-250N Stereo Video Cable
(optional)
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Red
White
Yellow
SCART adapter
(commercially available)
Connection #
USB
Type: Digital data connection Output only
Connect to a computer to save your recordings, to a compatible digital video recorder to
copy your recordings, or to an external hard drive to easily save a perfect copy of an
entire memory (C only).
1
Mini-B
USB Cable
(supplied)
Standard-A
(computer, digital recorder)
2 C only
Standard-A
Mini-B
USB cable supplied with/
built-into the external storage
UA-100 USB
Adapter (optional)
External hard drive
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 save your recordings on a computer.
- To save a memory onto an external hard drive (C only).
• Sound from the built-in speaker will be muted while a cable is connected to the HDMI OUT terminal or AV OUT/× terminal.
• C Audio and video will not be output from the HDMI OUT terminal or AV OUT/× terminal while Wi-Fi functions are in use.
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Playback on a TV Screen
Connect the camcorder to a TV to enjoy your recordings with family
and friends. Playback on an HDTV using the HDMI OUT terminal will
ensure the best playback quality.
Operating modes:
SCN
1 Turn off the camcorder and the TV.
2 Connect the camcorder to the TV.
Refer to Connection Diagrams (A 95) and select the most
appropriate connection for your TV.
3 Turn on the connected TV.
On the TV, select as the video input the same terminal to which you
connected the camcorder. Refer to the instruction manual of the
connected TV.
4 Turn on the camcorder and set it to
Play back the desired movies or photos.
or
mode.
NOTES
• We recommend powering the camcorder using the compact power
adapter.
• Connection " or ,: 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 WSS system. Otherwise,
change the aspect ratio of the TV manually.
• You can also play your AVCHD movies directly from your memory card
on AVCHD-compatible HDTVs and digital recorders with a card slot
compatible with the type of memory card used*.
* Refer to the instruction manual of the device. Depending on the device used, correct playback may not be possible even if the device is AVCHD-compatible. In
such case, play back the recordings on the memory card using the camcorder.
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Saving and Sharing Your Recordings
C Converting Movies to MP4 Format
You can convert AVCHD movies into MP4 movies or even convert MP4
movies into smaller MP4 movies. This is convenient, for example, when
you want to upload the MP4 movies to the Web.
The movie you want to convert must be in the built-in memory. After
the conversion, the resulting MP4 movie will be saved on the memory
card.
Operating modes:
SCN
1 Open the desired index screen in the built-in memory (A 44).
2 Open the screen for selecting scenes to convert.
[Edit] > [Convert to MP4 (&`8)] > [OK] >
Desired video quality of converted movies*
* Before selecting the video quality, touch [Join Scenes] to join the converted
movies into one movie.
3 Touch 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].
4 After selecting all the desired scenes, touch [OK] and then touch
[Next].
• To add a cinema-look filter* (A 59): Touch [FILTER 1] and then
select the desired filter. Touch the button again to deactivate the filter.
• To add decorations* (A 63): Touch [Ò].
• To adjust the volume (A 47) or background music balance (A 83):
Touch [Ý].
* When a cinema-look filter is applied to a movie, you cannot add decorations.
5 Touch [START] to convert the scene.
Touch [STOP] to interrupt the operation while it is in progress.
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6 Touch [OK].
NOTES
• When you convert movies, the video quality you can choose for the
resulting MP4 movie will depend on the video quality of the original
movie. Based on the following options, movies in the built-in memory
will be converted and then copied to the memory card.
AVCHD movies
Video quality and
resolution of the original
scene (&)
Video quality and resolution of the converted scene (8)
24 Mbps
(1920x1080)
17 Mbps
(1920x1080)
4 Mbps
(1280x720)
60P (1920x1080)
–
–
–
MXP (1920x1080)
z
z
z
FXP (1920x1080)
z
z
z
LP (1280x720)
z
z
z
MP4 movies
Video quality and
resolution of the original
scene (&)
Video quality and resolution of the converted scene (8)
24 Mbps
(1920x1080)
17 Mbps
(1920x1080)
4 Mbps
(1280x720)
35 Mbps (1920x1080)
–
–
–
24 Mbps (1920x1080)
z
z
z
17 Mbps (1920x1080)
z
z
z
4 Mbps (1280x720)
–
–
z
• If you convert AVCHD movies with a frame rate of 50i, the frame rate of
the resulting MP4 movie will be 25P.
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Saving Recordings on a Computer
Recordings made with this camcorder are saved in the built-in memory
(C only) or on a memory card. Because space is limited, make
sure to save your recordings on a computer on a regular basis.
This section explains how to save your recordings on a computer using
a USB connection. Use Transfer Utility LE* for AVCHD movies and
ImageBrowser EX** for MP4 movies.
C Refer to Wi-Fi Functions (A 113) for details on saving your
recordings wirelessly.
* Software for AVCHD movies, available for free from PIXELA’s Web site.
** Software for photos and MP4 movies, available for free from your local Canon Web
site.
Saving AVCHD Movies (Windows only)
With Transfer Utility LE, you can save to your computer the scenes you
have recorded. Download the software and install it before you connect the camcorder to the computer for the first time. An Internet connection is required to download the software. Perform the following
procedures while referring to the supplied ‘Transfer Utility LE Startup
Guide’.
POINTS TO CHECK
• Before installing the software, make sure your computer is connected to
the Internet.
Installation
1 Download the zip file from PIXELA’s Web site.
Visit PIXELA’s Web site to download the software’s zip file.
http://pixela.jp/cetule_dl/
2 Uncompress the zip file.
The zip file contains the installer (setup.exe) and the Software Guide
(PDF file).
3 Run the installer to install the software.
For details, refer to ‘Transfer Utility LE Software Guide’ (PDF file).
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Connecting the Camcorder to a Computer
Operating modes:
SCN
1 Power the camcorder using the compact power adapter.
2 Camcorder: Open the desired index screen for AVCHD movies
(A 44).
3 Connect the camcorder to the computer using the supplied USB
cable.
Connection #-1. Refer to Connection Diagrams (A 97).
4 Camcorder: Select [All (for PC only)].
Camcorder: When the connection is successfully established, [USB
Connection] appears on the screen.
5 Computer: Click the icon shown on the right to open
the software Transfer Utility LE.
6 Use Transfer Utility LE to save your AVCHD movies.
For details about using the software, refer to the ‘Transfer
Utility LE Software Guide’ (PDF file).
Saving MP4 Movies and Photos (Windows/Mac OS)
With ImageBrowser EX you can save MP4 movies and photos to your
computer and easily organize them. Download the software and install
it before you connect the camcorder to the computer for the first time.
An Internet connection is required to download the software. Refer to
the ‘ImageBrowser EX User Guide’ (PDF file) for the full system requirements and other information.
POINTS TO CHECK
• Before installing the software, make sure your computer is connected to
the Internet.
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Installation
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.
1 Download the software from your local Canon Web site.
Visit the following Web site, click on your country/region and follow the
onscreen instructions to download ImageBrowser EX.
http://www.canon.com/icpd
2 Install ImageBrowser EX.
For details about opening the software package and running the
installer, refer to the instructions on the download Web site.
3 Follow the onscreen
instructions to select your
area (continent), country/
region and language.
Available options will vary
depending on your country/
region.
4 In the main installer panel,
click [Easy Installation].
For Windows users, if a User
Account Control dialog box appears, follow the instructions.
5 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.
• CameraWindow will also be installed.
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: The shortcut will be added to the Desktop screen.
Mac OS: In the Dock.
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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:
SCN
1 Power the camcorder using the compact power adapter.
2 Open the [y] index screen for MP4 movies (A 44) or [}] index
screen (A 48).
3 Connect the camcorder to the computer using the supplied USB
cable.
• Connection #-1. Refer to Connection Diagrams (A 97).
• Camcorder: When the connection is successfully established, [USB
Connection] appears on the screen.
4 Computer: Start CameraWindow and save your MP4 movies and
photos.
• On Windows computers after having activated the auto-launch
setting and on Mac OS computers, CameraWindow will start
automatically and the main screen will appear.
• Refer to Non-EOS DIGITAL Cameras: Importing Images with
CameraWindow in the ‘ImageBrowser EX User Guide’. This PDF file
can be accessed through the ? menu on the upper right of the
ImageBrowser EX main screen.
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IMPORTANT
• When the camcorder is connected to a computer:
- Do not open the memory card slot cover and do not remove the
memory card.
- Do not access, change or delete any of the camcorder’s folders or
files directly from the computer as this may result in permanent data
loss.When saving recordings on a computer, we recommend using
Transfer Utility LE for AVCHD movies and ImageBrowser EX for
MP4 movies and photos.
• Observe the following precautions while the ACCESS indicator is on or
flashing. Failing to do so may result in permanent data loss.
- Do not open the memory card slot cover.
- Do not disconnect the USB cable.
- Do not turn off the camcorder or the computer.
- Do not change the camcorder’s operating mode.
• If you wish to use the recordings on your computer, make copies of
them first. Use the copied files, retaining the originals.
NOTES
• Depending on the computer, the software may not work correctly or you
may not be able to play back movies.
• The following types of MP4 scenes will be recognized as multiple files
on other devices.
- Scenes exceeding 4 GB.
- Scenes recorded at 35 Mbps exceeding 30 minutes.
- Scenes recorded at a video quality other than 35 Mbps exceeding
1 hour.
• Regardless of the charge conditions of the battery pack in the camcorder, Battery Capacity on the camcorder’s details area of CameraWindow’s main screen will always appear as ‘Full’.
• Users of Windows XP and later versions, or 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
ImageBrowser EX.
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C Memory Save: Saving an Entire Memory onto an
External Hard Drive
You can easily save all the movies and photos you recorded onto a
commercially available external hard drive connected directly to the
camcorder. You can also use the camcorder to play back your recordings directly from the hard drive.
Initialize the hard drive (A 109) when you use it with this camcorder
for the first time.
Operating modes:
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Saving a Memory onto an External Hard Drive
1 Power the camcorder using the compact power adapter.
2 Press ] to set the camcorder to playback mode.
3 Connect the camcorder to the external hard drive.
• If the USB cable supplied with the external hard drive has a
standard-A connector, you will need to use the optional UA-100 USB
Adapter.
• Connection #-2. Refer to Connection Diagrams (A 97).
4 Save the entire contents of the desired memory.
[Save to Hard Drive] > Desired memory > [Yes]*
> [OK]
* Touch [Stop] > [Yes] to interrupt the operation while it is in progress.
• After selecting the memory, you can check the name of the folder
that will be created on the hard drive. Every memory save operation
will create a separate memory save folder with the date (in numerical
form) used as the folder name.
Before disconnecting the external hard drive
Before turning off or physically disconnecting the external hard drive,
be sure to safely end the connection to the camcorder to avoid damage to your files. From the [External Hard Drive] screen:
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[Safely Remove Hard Drive] > [Yes]
IMPORTANT
• Make sure you power the camcorder with the compact power adapter
before you save a memory to the external hard drive. If the compact
power adapter becomes disconnected, the connection between the
camcorder and the hard drive will end, which may lead to the corruption
of data in the hard drive.
• Observe the following precautions while the ACCESS indicator is on or
flashing. Failing to do so may result in permanent data loss.
- Do not open the memory card slot cover.
- Do not disconnect the USB cable.
NOTES
• You cannot select both the built-in memory and memory card to save
them simultaneously.
• If you performed multiple memory save operations on the same day (for
example, if you saved the built-in memory and then a memory card), the
folder name of memory save folders following the first one will end in a
numerical suffix (for example, "-1", "-2").
• Up to 10 memory save folders can be created for any given date and up
to 300 memory save folders can be saved on a single hard drive.
• If the external hard drive is partitioned, only the first partition will be recognized.
• You cannot use the following types of external hard drives. For the latest
information on devices that can be used, please visit your local Canon
Web site.
- USB-powered portable hard drives.
- Hard drives with a capacity over 2 TB.
- USB flash drives or media connected to card readers.
Playing Back Previously Saved Recordings from the External Hard Drive
1 Power the camcorder using the compact power adapter.
2 Press ] to set the camcorder to playback mode.
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3 Connect the camcorder to the external hard drive.
• If the USB cable supplied with the external hard drive has a
standard-A connector, you will need to use the optional UA-100 USB
Adapter.
• Connection #-2. Refer to Connection Diagrams (A 97).
4 Touch [Play Back from Hard Drive] and select the memory save
folder you wish to play back.
The index screen will appear.
5 Touch a recording to play it back.
To switch to another memory save folder, touch [(] and then select
the memory save folder you with to play back. Repeat step 5.
6 When you have finished playing back, be sure to safely end the
connection to the external hard drive before physically
disconnecting it.
[(] > [K] > [Safely Remove Hard Drive] > [Yes]
To delete the memory save folder currently displayed
1 Delete the memory save folder.
0 > [1 Other Settings] > q > [Delete Memory
Save Folder] > [Yes] > [OK]
2 Safely end the connection to the external hard drive before
physically disconnecting it.
IMPORTANT
• Be careful when deleting recordings. Once deleted, recordings cannot
be recovered.
• Observe the following precautions while the external hard drive’s access
indicator is on or flashing.
- Do not disconnect the USB cable.
- Do not disconnect the camcorder or the external hard drive.
- Do not change the camcorder’s operating mode.
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Initializing the External Hard Drive
1 Power the camcorder using the compact power adapter.
Do not disconnect the power source or turn off the camcorder until the
initialization is completed.
2 Press ] to set the camcorder to playback mode.
3 Connect the camcorder to the external hard drive.
• If the USB cable supplied with the external hard drive has a
standard-A connector, you will need to use the optional UA-100 USB
Adapter.
• Connection #-2. Refer to Connection Diagrams (A 97).
4 Initialize the external hard drive.
0 > [1 Other Settings] > q > [Initialize '] >
[Initialize] > [Complete Initialization]1 > [Yes]2 > [OK]
1
2
Touch this option if you want to physically erase all the data rather than just
clear the file allocation table of the hard drive. For large-capacity hard drives this
operation can take several hours.
If you selected the [Complete Initialization] option, you can touch [Cancel] >
[OK] to cancel the initialization while it is in progress. All recordings will be
erased and the hard drive can be used without any problem.
5 Safely end the connection to the external hard drive before
physically disconnecting it.
IMPORTANT
• Initializing the external hard drive will permanently erase all the
data on the hard drive (including your recordings, previous data
not saved with the camcorder, and partitioned drives). Make sure
to copy in advance important data to a computer or other device.
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Copying Recordings to an External Video Recorder
In High Definition
Operating modes:
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Connect the camcorder to Blu-ray Disc recorders and other AVCHDcompatible digital video recorders using the supplied USB cable to
make perfect copies of your movies in high definition. If the external
digital video recorder has an SD memory card slot*, you can use the
memory card to copy your movies without connecting the camcorder.
* Make sure the external device is compatible with the type of memory card used.
Connecting
1 Power the camcorder using the compact power adapter.
2 Open the desired index screen (A 44).
3 Connect the camcorder to the digital video recorder using the
supplied USB cable.
Connection #-1. Refer to Connection Diagrams (A 97).
4 C Camcorder: Select the memory that contains the scenes
you want to copy.
• Select an option other than [All (for PC only)].
• When the connection is successfully established, [USB Connection]
appears on the screen.
Recording
Details will vary depending on the device used so be sure to refer to
the instruction manual of the digital video recorder.
In Standard Definition
You can copy your movies by connecting the camcorder to a VCR or a
digital video recorder with analog audio/video inputs. Video output will
be in standard definition, although the original scenes are in high definition.
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Operating modes:
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Connecting
Connect the camcorder to the VCR using Connection " or ,. Refer
to Connection Diagrams (A 96).
Recording
1 Power the camcorder using the compact power adapter.
2 Open the [y] index screen that contains the scenes you wish to
copy (A 44).
Verify that 1 > q > [AV/Headphones] is set to [Ò AV].
3 External recorder: Load a blank cassette or disc and set the
recorder to record pause mode.
4 Camcorder: Locate the scene you wish to copy and pause the
playback shortly just before the desired scene.
5 Camcorder: Resume playback.
By default, the date and time will be embedded in the output video
signal. You can change this using the 1 > t > [Display Date/
Time] setting.
6 External recorder: Start recording when the scene you wish to
copy appears; stop recording when it ends.
7 Camcorder: Stop playback.
NOTES
• Use an external Blu-Ray Disc recorder compliant with AVCHD ver. 2.0
specifications to copy onto Blu-Ray discs movies recorded in 50P or
MXP mode.
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Uploading MP4 Movies and Photos to the Web
With ImageBrowser EX, you can also upload your MP4 movies to YouTube and photos to Facebook from your computer. Additionally, you
can use CANON iMAGE GATEWAY* to make photo albums and more.
* This service may not be available in all countries/regions.
Installation
Install the software before you connect the camcorder to the computer
for the first time. The software is compatible with computers running
Windows or Mac OS operating systems. Refer to Saving MP4 Movies
and Photos (Windows/Mac OS) (A 102).
Connecting to the Computer and Uploading Your Recordings
Refer to the relevant sections in the ‘ImageBrowser EX User Guide’
(PDF file). This PDF file can be accessed through the ? menu on the
upper right of the ImageBrowser EX main screen.
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C
Wi-Fi Functions
This chapter contains information about how to operate the
Wi-Fi functions of your camcorder, including the Wi-Fi network
setup needed to add your camcorder to an existing
Wi-Fi network.
The Camcorder’s Wi-Fi Functions
You can use the camcorder’s Wi-Fi functions to connect wirelessly to
Wi-Fi enabled devices* like smartphones or tablets and save, play back
and upload your recordings. Refer to Glossary (A 136) for a definition
of some of the frequently used terms in this text.
* “iOS device” is used in this text to refer to Wi-Fi-enabled iPhones and iPads, while
“Android device” refers to Wi-Fi-enabled Android smartphones and tablets.
iOS Devices
• Install the CameraAccess plus app and use your iPhone or iPad as a
remote control to record with the camcorder (A 116). You can even
stream video from the camcorder and record it directly on your iOS
device.
• Installing the Movie Uploader app, you can save recordings on your iOS
device and even upload them to YouTube or Facebook (A 122).
• Use a Web browser to access the camcorder and play back recordings
on your iOS device (A 121).
Movie Uploader
CameraAccess plus
Android Devices
• Install the CameraAccess plus app and use your smartphone or tablet
as a remote control to record with the camcorder (A 116). You can
even stream video from the camcorder and record it directly on your
Android device.
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• Use a Web browser to access the camcorder and play back recordings
on your Android device. You can also save a local copy on your Android
device (A 121).
CameraAccess plus
Computers and Other Wi-Fi Devices
• On computers with a Wi-Fi receiver, use a Web browser to access the
camcorder and play back recordings on the device. You can also save a
local copy on the computer (A 121).
• Connect the camcorder to an access point as a media server and play
back your recordings on computers and other devices connected to the
same home network (A 128).
CANON iMAGE GATEWAY
• Connecting the camcorder to an access point (home network) connected to the Internet, you can also share recordings on CANON
iMAGE GATEWAY and enjoy a number of Web services, including
uploading recordings to Facebook and YouTube (A 124).
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Before Using Wi-Fi Functions
Based on the function, the camcorder will connect wirelessly to a
Wi-Fi-enabled device, such as a smartphone, directly or to a Wi-Fi
network via an access point (wireless router)*. After selecting the
function you want to use, follow the onscreen directions to connect
the camcorder.
* Depending on the manufacturer, the access point may be referred to using a
different name, such as wireless LAN router or wireless network router.
About the camcorder’s Wi-Fi standard
The camcorder’s Wi-Fi standard complies with the IEEE 802.11
b/g/n protocol and operates in the 2.4 GHz band. As such, the maximum data transfer rate is 11 Mbps for IEEE 802.11b, 54 Mbps for
IEEE 802.11g, and 150 Mbps for IEEE 802.11n. Note that these are
theoretical values and actual data transfer rates may differ.
IMPORTANT
• Using an unprotected Wi-Fi network can expose your files and data to
monitoring by unauthorized third parties. Be aware of the risks involved.
NOTES
• When using the camcorder’s Wi-Fi functions, do not cover the back portion of the
camcorder with your hand or other object.
The Wi-Fi antenna is located in the back
portion and covering it may interfere with
wireless signals.
• Do not open the memory card slot cover
during the wireless connection.
• While using Wi-Fi functions, the camcorder’s
automatic power off function will be disabled.
Wi-Fi antenna
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Using an iOS or Android Device as a Remote Control
Using the CameraAccess plus app*, you can view the image streamed
from the camcorder on your iOS/Android device even when the camcorder is somewhere else. You can use your iOS/Android device as a
remote control to start recording on the camcorder and, while using the
Monitor from Home function, you can even record the streamed image
locally on your iOS/Android device.
* The CameraAccess plus app, provided by PIXELA, is available for free from the
App Store (for iOS devices) and Google Play™ (for Android smartphones).
Operating modes:
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POINTS TO CHECK
• Before you perform the following procedures for the first time, download
and install the CameraAccess plus app on your iOS/Android device.
The app can be downloaded for free from the following Web sites.
App Store:
http://appstore.com/cameraaccessplus
Google Play™:
http://play.google.com/store/apps/
details?id=jp.co.pixela.cameraaccessplus
Streaming via Wi-Fi (Monitor from Home)
With this function, you can monitor the image streamed from the camcorder when it is in another location within Wi-Fi connection range, for
example, in another room in the house. You can use your iOS/Android
device to control the camcorder and record the streamed image on the
camcorder or directly onto your device.
1 Camcorder: Activate the [Monitor from Home] function.
0 > [ Remote Control+Streaming] >
[4 Monitor from Home] > [OK]
• The camcorder’s SSID (network name) and password will appear.
• The camcorder will be ready to connect with the iOS/Android device.
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2 iOS/Android device: In the Wi-Fi settings screen, turn on Wi-Fi
and select the network name that appears on the camcorder’s
screen (step 1). If necessary, enter the password that appears on
the camcorder’s screen.
• The camcorder’s network name (SSID) should appear in the list of
networks/access points detected by the device.
• As long as you do not reset the camcorder’s Wi-Fi password, you
only need to enter the password the first time you connect the
device.
• When the Wi-Fi connection is correctly established, [Connected] will
appear on the camcorder’s screen.
3 iOS/Android device: Start the CameraAccess plus app.
Use the app’s onscreen controls to operate the camcorder while
viewing the live image on the device.
When you have finished recording
1 Camcorder: Touch [End] to end the wireless connection and turn
off the camcorder.
2 iOS/Android device: Close the CameraAccess plus app.
Streaming via Wi-Fi and Internet (Monitor while Out)
With this function, you can leave the camcorder home and monitor the
streamed image while you are away. You can even use your iOS/
Android device to start recording on the camcorder.
Using the Remote Monitoring Checker utility program (for Windows
only), you can check whether your home network’s access point and
Internet connection meet the requirements for using the Monitor while
Out function*. For details about this program and links to the download
page, visit PIXELA’s Web site.
http://pixela.jp/cermc
* To use the Monitor while Out Function, an access point compatible with UPnP
(Universal Plug and Play) and an Internet connection that can acquire global IP
addresses are required.
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Preparing the Camcorder
1 Activate the [Monitor while Out] function.
0 > [ Remote Control+Streaming] >
[ Monitor while Out] > [OK]
• The first time you activate the function, you will need to set a
password and the port to be used by this function (steps 2-4). If you
have already completed the settings for the Monitor while Out
function, skip to step 5.
2 Touch [OK] to open the settings screen.
3 To enter the [Password] field, touch [Not configured]. Enter a
unique password for the Monitor while Out function and touch
[OK].
• The password must be between 4 and 8 characters long. We
recommend using an 8-character password using a mix of numbers
and uppercase/lowercase letters.
• To enter the password (and the port number in the next step) use the
virtual keyboard (A 120).
4 To change the port number to be used, touch [80]. Enter a
different port number and touch [OK].
By default, the port number is set to 80 but you can change it if
necessary.
5 If necessary, set up a connection to an access point.
• If you have previously configured and saved a connection to an
access point, the camcorder will connect automatically to the last
access point used. Continue to step 6.
• If no connections to access points have been saved in the
camcorder, the message [Save the access point] will appear on the
screen. Touch [OK] to configure and save a new access point
connection (step 2 in Wi-Fi Connection Using an Access Point
(A 130)) before continuing with this procedure.
6 When the wireless connection is successfully established, the
camcorder's ID will be displayed on the screen.
The camcorder will be ready to connect with the iOS/Android device.
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Connecting the iOS/Android Device
If the iOS/Android device is connected to the same Wi-Fi network as
the camcorder, CameraAccess plus will recognize the camcorder's ID
and register it automatically. Otherwise, you can enter the camcorder's
ID manually.
As long as you do not reset the camcorder's settings, you only need to
register the camcorder's ID the first time you connect the device. Later
on, you only need to enter the Monitor while Out password (start this
procedure from step 4).
To register the camcorder's ID in the CameraAccess plus app
1 If the iOS/Android device is near the camcorder, turn on Wi-Fi and
select the same access point as that to which the camcorder is
connected (step 5 in the previous procedure).
2 Start the CameraAccess plus app and touch Setting and then
Start.
If the iOS device is not connected to the same access point as the
camcorder, enter manually the camcorder's ID that is displayed on the
camcorder's screen (step 6 in the previous procedure).
3 Touch Finish and close the CameraAccess plus app.
If necessary, disconnect the iOS/Android device from the access point.
To use the Monitor while Out function
4 While you are out, start the CameraAccess plus app.
Make sure the iOS/Android device is connected to a Wi-Fi access
point.
5 Touch Start under Monitor while Out.
6 Enter the password for the Monitor while Out function that you set
in the camcorder (step 3 of the previous procedure) and then
touch Connect.
Use the app’s onscreen controls to operate the camcorder while
viewing the live image on the device.
To end the Monitor while Out mode
On the camcorder, touch [End] to end the wireless connection and
then turn off the camcorder.
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Using the virtual keyboard
When you need to enter text for various settings, touch the text field
and a virtual keyboard will appear on the screen. The illustration
below explains the various keys you can use.
! 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
• For details about the CameraAccess plus app, visit PIXELA’s Web site.
http://pixela.jp/cecap
• This function is not available in the following cases.
- When the video quality is 50P.
- When dual recording or relay recording is activated.
• Depending on the connection and the strength of the wireless signal,
there may be interruptions in the live video image or the response may
be slow.
• If you mount the camcorder on the optional CT-V1 Camera Pan Table,
you can use the CameraAccess plus app on your iOS/Android device
as a remote control to move the camcorder sideways (panning) in addition to starting/stopping recording. For details, refer to the instruction
manual of the CT-V1.
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Remote Browse: Viewing Recordings Using a Web Browser on an
iOS or Android Device
With the Remote Browse function, you can use the Web browser on
any device equipped with a Wi-Fi receiver (iOS/Android devices, computers, etc.) to access the camcorder. You can then play back your
recordings using the Web browser and even save local copies of them
on your device*.
* Depending on the device, OS, browser, movie format and video quality, you may
not be able to play back or download recordings. For details, visit your local Canon
Web site.
Operating modes:
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1 Camcorder: From any movie index screen, activate the Remote
Browse mode.
0 > [— Wi-Fi] > [5 Playback via Browser] > [OK]
• The camcorder’s SSID (network name) and password will appear.
• The camcorder will be ready to connect with the wireless device.
2 iOS/Android device: In the Wi-Fi settings screen, turn on Wi-Fi
and select the network name that appears on the camcorder’s
screen (step 1). If necessary, enter the password that appears on
the camcorder’s screen.
• The camcorder’s network name (SSID) should appear in the list of
networks/access points detected by the device.
• As long as you do not reset the camcorder’s Wi-Fi password, you
only need to enter the password the first time you connect the
device.
3 iOS/Android device: Start the Web browser.
4 iOS/Android device: Enter the URL that appears on the
camcorder’s screen into the Web browser’s address bar.
• When the Wi-Fi connection is correctly established, the Playback via
Browser screen will appear.
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• The URL is always the same so you may find it convenient to
bookmark the URL.
5 iOS/Android device: Select the desired recording from the index
screen and play it back.
• Touch the button on the top left of the screen to change the index
screen displayed. Touch · (AVCHD movies), ¸ (MP4 movies)
or } (photos) of the desired memory (& built-in memory or 8
memory card).
• Touch a thumbnail to display the photo (or the first frame of a movie).
MP4 movies only: Touch again to play back the movie.
• AVCHD movies cannot be played back.
• Touch ö to return to the index screen.
• Devices other than iOS devices: Touch õ to save a local copy of the
movie/photo on the device.
When you have finished
Camcorder: Touch [End] > [OK] to end the wireless connection and
turn off the camcorder.
NOTES
• The following types of MP4 scenes will be recognized as multiple files
on other devices.
- Scenes exceeding 4 GB.
- Scenes recorded at 35 Mbps exceeding 30 minutes.
- Scenes recorded at a video quality other than 35 Mbps exceeding
1 hour.
Saving Recordings and Uploading Movies to the Web Using an iOS
Device
Using the Movie Uploader app*, you can play back and save** your
movies and photos on an iOS device. You can also upload your movies
to YouTube and Facebook even when you are away from your home
network.
* The Movie Uploader app, provided by PIXELA, is available for free from the App
Store.
** Not available for MP4 movies recorded at 35 Mbps.
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Operating modes:
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POINTS TO CHECK
• Before you perform this procedure for the first time, install the Movie
Uploader app on your iOS device. The app can be downloaded for free
from the following Web site.
http://appstore.com/movieuploader
1 Camcorder: From any index screen, set the camcorder to connect
with the iOS device.
0 > [— Wi-Fi] > [6 Movie Uploader] > [OK]
• The camcorder’s SSID (network name) and password will appear.
• The camcorder will be ready to connect with the iOS device.
2 iOS device: In the Wi-Fi settings screen, turn on Wi-Fi and select
the network name that appears on the camcorder’s screen
(step 1). If necessary, enter the password that appears on the
camcorder’s screen.
• The camcorder’s network name (SSID) should appear in the list of
networks/access points detected by the device.
• As long as you do not reset the camcorder’s Wi-Fi password, you
only need to enter the password the first time you connect the
device.
• When the Wi-Fi connection is correctly established, [Connected] will
appear on the camcorder’s screen.
3 iOS device: Use the Movie Uploader app to upload the
camcorder’s movies.
• You can also play back or save movies and photos on the iOS
device.
• Only movies can be uploaded to YouTube.
When you have finished
Camcorder: Touch [End] > [OK] to end the wireless connection and
turn off the camcorder.
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NOTES
• Depending on factors such as the wireless network conditions, it can
take some time to upload video files.
• The procedure above may differ depending on the version of iOS you
are using.
• For details about the Movie Uploader app, visit PIXELA’s Web site.
http://www.pixela.co.jp/oem/canon/e/movieuploader/
• The following types of MP4 scenes will be recognized as multiple files
on other devices.
- Scenes exceeding 4 GB.
- Scenes recorded at 35 Mbps exceeding 30 minutes.
- Scenes recorded at a video quality other than 35 Mbps exceeding
1 hour.
Sharing Recordings with CANON iMAGE GATEWAY
After you register for CANON iMAGE GATEWAY*, you will be able to
access various Web services**. You will be able to upload movies and
photos to online albums, share links to the online albums on Twitter,
upload movies to Facebook and YouTube, send links to your online
albums by e-mail to friends and family, and more! To use this function,
you will need an access point connected to the Internet.
* Availability differs from area to area.
** “Web services” is used in this text to refer to various Internet services supported
by CANON iMAGE GATEWAY.
CANON iMAGE GATEWAY
CANON iMAGE GATEWAY is a Web site that provides various photo-related services for owners
of qualified Canon products. After you complete
the free registration online, you can use the Web
services, create online photo albums, and more.
Visit Canon’s Web site for information on registration and countries/regions where you can use
this service.
http://canon.com/cig
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General requirements
• Computer with ImageBrowser EX and CameraWindow correctly
installed. For details on installing the software, refer to Saving MP4 Movies and Photos (Windows/Mac OS) (A 102).
• Completed free registration online for CANON iMAGE GATEWAY.
• Account settings for the services you plan to use (YouTube, Facebook,
etc.). Available services may differ by country/region.
Setting the Desired Web Services in the Camcorder
Using CameraWindow, log in to CANON iMAGE GATEWAY and set the
Web services you want to use. Refer to ‘CameraWindow User Guide’
for details on using the software. This PDF file can be accessed
through the ? menu on the upper right of the ImageBrowser EX main
screen.
Operating modes:
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1 Camcorder: Open the [y] index screen for MP4 movies (A 44)
or [}] index screen (A 48).
2 Connect the camcorder to the computer using the supplied USB
cable.
Connection #-1. Refer to Connection Diagrams (A 97).
3 Computer: Start CameraWindow.
• Windows: If the AutoPlay dialog box appears, click Downloads
Images From Canon Camera to open the main screen.
• On Windows computers after having activated the auto-launch
setting and on Mac OS computers, CameraWindow will start
automatically and the main screen will appear.
4 Computer: Click Camera Settings > Set Up Web Services.
5 Computer: Log in to CANON iMAGE GATEWAY and complete the
setup process.
• Follow the onscreen instructions to register the services you want to
use. You will need the account information (user name, password,
etc.) to register some services.
• CANON iMAGE GATEWAY and all other selected Web services will
be set in the camcorder and the CameraWindow menu screen will
appear.
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6 Computer: Exit CameraWindow and then end the connection
between the camcorder and computer.
NOTES
• Available Web services differ depending on the country/region of use
and may be updated from time to time. For the latest details about available services and terms of use, visit your local CANON iMAGE GATEWAY Web site.
• If the date set in the camcorder is not correct, the camcorder cannot
connect to CANON iMAGE GATEWAY. Make sure the date is correct
before trying to establish a connection.
• Once you have set the maximum number of Web services in the camcorder, you will not be able to set any additional services. Delete unnecessary Web services and then set the desired Web service.
• You cannot set multiple accounts for Web services other than e-mail.
• CANON iMAGE GATEWAY, Facebook, Twitter and e-mail notifications
are available only for MP4 movies and photos when you use
CameraWindow.
Sharing Your Recordings Using Web Services
Conveniently share your recordings with family and friends using Web
services.
Operating modes:
SCN
1 From any index screen, set the camcorder to connect with the
Web service.
0 > [— Wi-Fi] > [7 To Web Service] > [OK]
• If you have previously configured and saved a connection to an
access point, the camcorder will connect automatically to the last
access point used.
• If no connections to access points have been saved in the
camcorder, the message [Save the access point] will appear on the
screen. Touch [OK] to configure and save a new access point
connection (step 2 in Wi-Fi Connection Using an Access Point
(A 129)) before continuing with this procedure.
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• When the wireless connection is successfully established, the
[To Web Service] screen will appear on the camcorder’s screen.
2 Select the desired Web service.
When you select
(e-mail), the list of registered e-mail addresses will
appear. Select the e-mail addresses to which you want to send an email notification.
3 Touch the type of upload (AVCHD movie, MP4 movie or photo)
and the memory on which the desired recordings are saved.
4 Touch the scene or photo(s) to upload.
• When uploading photos, you can touch up to 10 photos to upload at
a time. When you have finished selecting, touch [OK].
Touch a selected photo to remove it from the selection. To cancel the
selection, touch [Remove All] > [Yes].
• If you are uploading to YouTube, read the YouTube agreement
carefully and touch [I Agree] if you agree.
• The upload will begin automatically.
• You can touch [Stop] to cancel the wireless transfer while it is in
progress.
5 Touch [OK].
Checking your uploads using CANON iMAGE GATEWAY
Library
You can check the movies and photos you have uploaded to
CANON iMAGE GATEWAY on the Library screen and on the various online albums. On the Library screen, you can also check what
files you have sent and the various settings for the Web services.
For details on CANON iMAGE GATEWAY, refer to the Help module
(in the upper right of the screen).
NOTES
• For movies, you can upload one at a time; for photos, up to 10 at a
time. The maximum size and length of movies you can upload will vary
depending on the Web service used.
• Depending on the access point’s (wireless router’s) settings and capabilities, it can take some time to upload files.
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• E-mail addresses must consist of single-byte characters. Only e-mail
addresses with 16 or fewer characters before the @ mark can be set in
the camcorder.
Wireless Playback on a Computer
Using the Media Server function, you can wirelessly view your movies
and photos on your computer or similar device. You will need an
access point connected to your home network and software installed
on your computer that can play back movies and photos from a media
server. We recommend that you connect the computer to the access
point using a LAN cable. Refer also to the instruction manuals for the
computer, software and access point.
LAN cable
Access point
Computer
Operating modes:
SCN
1 Camcorder: From any index screen, activate the media server
function.
0 > [— Wi-Fi] > [8 Media Server] > [OK]
• If you have previously configured and saved a connection to an
access point, the camcorder will connect automatically to the last
access point used.
• If no connections to access points have been saved in the
camcorder, the message [Save the access point] will appear on the
screen. Touch [OK] to configure and save a new access point
connection (step 2 in Wi-Fi Connection Using an Access Point
(A 129)) before continuing with this procedure.
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2 Camcorder: When the wireless connection is successfully
established, [Connected] will appear on the camcorder’s screen.
You can touch [View Information] to view the access point’s SSID,
connection protocol, and the camcorder’s IP address and MAC
address. From the information screen, you can also touch [Change
Connection Point] to connect to a different access point.
3 Computer: Start your preferred media player software and select
your camcorder’s model name from the list of media servers.
On standalone media players and other devices, connect the device to
the home network and select your camcorder’s model name from the
list of media servers.
4 Computer: Select the folder for the camcorder’s built-in memory
or memory card and play back the movies and photos.
5 Camcorder: Touch [End] > [OK] when finished.
NOTES
• Depending on the access point’s (wireless router’s) settings and capabilities, playback may take time to start or may not appear smooth. For
details, refer to Troubleshooting (A 161).
Wi-Fi Connection Using an Access Point
The camcorder can connect to a Wi-Fi network using a wireless router
(access point) and even remember the settings for the 4 most recently
used access points.
General requirements
• Correctly configured router that complies with the
802.11b/g/n protocol and is Wi-Fi certified (bears
the logo shown on the right) and a home network.
Operating modes:
SCN
1 Open the [— Network Setup] screen.
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0 > [ Remote Control+Streaming] (recording mode) or
[— Wi-Fi] (video playback mode, from any index screen)
> [w Check/Edit Settings] > [OK] >
[Access Point Connection Settings] > [Not configured]
2 Touch the desired setup method.
Depending on the setup method chosen, the procedure will be
different. Read the descriptions below and continue with the procedure
described in the relevant page.
Options
[WPS: Button]*
Simply press and hold the WPS button on your
wireless router and then touch the camcorder’s screen. This is
the easiest connection method if you are using a WPS-compatible router. Continue the procedure as described in Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS) (A 131).
[WPS: PIN Code]*
Access the access point’s configuration screen
using your Web browser. The camcorder will give you a PIN
code, which you will enter into the browser. You will need a WPScompatible router and a computer or other device connected to
it. Continue the procedure as described in Wi-Fi Protected Setup
(WPS) (A 131).
[Search for Access Points]
Following the camcorder’s onscreen
instructions, you select the desired access point from a list and
then enter your password. Continue the procedure as described
in Searching for Access Points (A 132).
[Manual Setup]
You manually enter the access point’s name, password and other network settings. This method is recommended
only for advanced users of Wi-Fi networks. Continue the procedure as described in Manual Setup (A 132).
* WPS, which stands for Wi-Fi Protected Setup, is a standard that makes connecting to a wireless router easier.
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Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS)
If your access point is WPS-compatible (bears the
logo shown on the right), connecting the camcorder to it can be very easy. If you cannot successfully connect the camcorder using WPS, try
using the [Search for Access Points] method. Refer also to the access
point’s (wireless router’s) instruction manual.
1 [WPS: Button] method
Press and hold the WPS button on the wireless router.
• Depending on the router, the amount of time required may differ.
• Make sure the router’s WPS function is activated.
[WPS: PIN Code] method
From a computer or similar device connected to the access point, use
the Web browser to open the router’s WPS settings screen. After the
8-digit PIN code appears on the camcorder’s screen, enter it into your
router’s WPS settings screen.
2 Within 2 minutes, touch [OK] on the camcorder’s screen.
• The camcorder will connect to the access point.
• You can touch [Stop] and then [OK] to interrupt the Wi-Fi Protected
Setup while it is in progress.
• When the Wi-Fi Protected Setup is finished, [Configuration
completed] will appear on the screen.
3 Touch [OK] to save the configuration.
• If you were in the process of performing another procedure, the
camcorder will automatically connect to the access point. Return to
the procedure of the function you were previously using:
Step 6 in Streaming via Wi-Fi and Internet (Monitor while Out)
(A 118); Step 2 in Sharing Your Recordings Using Web Services
(A 126); Step 2 in Wireless Playback on a Computer (A 128).
• Otherwise, touch [K] > [X] to close the menu.
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Searching for Access Points
After you touch [Search for Access Points], the camcorder will take a
few seconds to detect access points available in the vicinity and will
display the first one. Make a note in advance of the network name
(SSID) and password (encryption key) of the access point you want to
use. (This will usually be the wireless router on your home network.)
To enter text for the various settings, use the virtual keyboard (A 120).
1 Select the desired access point.
• If the desired access point is not displayed, you can touch [Í] or
[Î] to go through the list of detected access points. You can also
touch [Search Again] to have the camcorder search for access
points again.
• When the network name (SSID) of the desired access point appears,
touch [OK].
2 To enter the [Encryption Key] field, touch [Not configured]. Enter
the access point’s password (encryption key) and touch [OK].
If the access point selected in step 1 did not have a [C] icon, this step
is not necessary.
3 Touch [OK] to save the configuration.
• If you were in the process of performing another procedure, the
camcorder will automatically connect to the access point. Return to
the procedure of the function you were previously using:
Step 6 in Streaming via Wi-Fi and Internet (Monitor while Out)
(A 118); Step 2 in Sharing Your Recordings Using Web Services
(A 126); Step 2 in Wireless Playback on a Computer (A 128).
• Otherwise, touch [K] > [X] to close the menu.
Manual Setup
Perform this procedure to manually configure the wireless connection
settings. This may be necessary, for example, if your access point’s
network name (SSID) cannot be detected due to the stealth function
being enabled. Manual setup is for advanced users of Wi-Fi networks.
To enter text for the various settings, use the virtual keyboard (A 120).
1 In the [SSID] field, enter the SSID (network name). Touch [OK] and
then touch [Next].
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2 In the [Authentication/Encryption Method] field, touch [OPEN
NONE] and then touch the desired method.
If you selected [OPEN WEP], the WEP index is 1.
3 In the [Encryption Key] field, enter the encryption key (password).
Touch [OK] and then touch [Next].
If you selected [OPEN NONE] in step 2, this step is not necessary.
4 Touch [Automatic] or [Manual] to select how to obtain the IP
address.
If you selected [Automatic], proceed to step 9.
5 To enter the [IP Address] field, touch [0.0.0.0]. Touch the first field
and touch [Í]/[Î] to change the value. Change the rest of the
fields in the same way and touch [OK].
6 Enter the [Subnet Mask] field in the same way and touch [Next].
7 Enter the [Default Gateway] field in the same way and touch
[Next].
8 Enter the [Primary DNS Server] and [Secondary DNS Server] fields
in the same way and touch [Next].
9 Touch [OK] to save the configuration.
• If you were in the process of performing another procedure, the
camcorder will automatically connect to the access point. Return to
the procedure of the function you were previously using:
Step 6 in Streaming via Wi-Fi and Internet (Monitor while Out)
(A 118); Step 2 in Sharing Your Recordings Using Web Services
(A 126); Step 2 in Wireless Playback on a Computer (A 128).
• Otherwise, touch [K] > [X] to close the menu.
NOTES
• The Wi-Fi functions available and the setup method will vary depending
on the specifications and characteristics of the Wi-Fi network you want
to use.
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Viewing and Changing Wi-Fi Settings
You can review and change, if necessary, the settings used for the various Wi-Fi connections and for the Monitor while Out function.
Operating modes:
SCN
1 Open the [Check Current Configuration] screen.
0 > [ Remote Control+Streaming] (recording mode) or
[— Wi-Fi] (video playback mode, from any index screen)
> [w Check/Edit Settings] > [OK]
To view the connection settings for iOS/Android devices
2 Touch [Smartphone Connection Settings].
The camcorder’s SSID and password will appear.
3 If necessary, change the camcorder's network name (SSID) and
password.
0 > [Edit] > [OK] > [OK]
• The next time you make a wireless connection, you will need to
change the Wi-Fi settings on the iOS/Android device.
4 Touch [K] repeatedly to return to the 0 (Home) menu, and then
touch [X] to close the menu.
To view the access point’s connection settings
2 Touch [Access Point Connection Settings].
• The 4 access points’ SSID settings in the camcorder’s memory will
appear.
• If there are available connection slots, you can touch [Not configured]
to set up a new access point (A 129).
3 Touch the SSID of the access point whose settings you want to
view.
• The access point’s settings will appear.
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• Touch [Í] and [Î] to view more information.
• To delete the access point connection displayed, touch [Edit] >
[Delete] > [Yes].
• To manually change the settings of the access point connection
displayed, touch [Edit] > [Manual Setup] and then perform the
procedure in Manual Setup (A 132).
• Touch [K] to return to the access point selection screen.
4 Touch [K] repeatedly to return to the 0 (Home) menu, and then
touch [X] to close the menu.
To view the settings for the Monitor while Out function (recording
mode only)
2 Touch [Monitor while Out Settings].
The password and port to be used for the Monitor while Out function
will appear.
3 If necessary, change the settings.
Steps 3 and 4 in Streaming via Wi-Fi and Internet (Monitor while Out)
(A 118).
4 Touch [K] repeatedly to return to the 0 (Home) menu, and then
touch [X] to close the menu.
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Glossary
This is a glossary of some of the basic terms used frequently in this
chapter. The documentation for your access point may also contain
a glossary you can refer to.
Access Point
A wireless access point (WAP) is a device that allows wireless
devices, like your camcorder, to connect to a wired network (including to the Internet) using the Wi-Fi standard. In most cases, this will
be your wireless router.
IP Address
Exclusive number assigned to each device connected to the network.
SSID
Service Set Identifier. This is simply the public name of a Wi-Fi network.
WPS
Wi-Fi Protected Setup. Standard for easy and secure setup of Wi-Fi
networks created by the Wi-Fi Alliance.
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Additional Information
This chapter contains troubleshooting advice, screen messages, handling and maintenance tips, and other information.
Appendix: Menu Options Lists
The functions that are available depend on the camcorder’s operating
mode. On the camcorder’s screen, menu items not available appear
grayed out. For details about how to select an item, refer to Using the
Menus (A 30). For details about each function, see the reference page
or the explanations following the tables. Underlined menu options indicate default values.
0 (Home) Menu
Menu item
Setting options
A
[1 Other Settings]
Opens the respective menus.
33,
142
[3 Recording Setup]
Opens the respective menu.
138
[Shooting Mode]
[9 Baby], [N Auto], [† Cinema],
[ƒ Scene], [’ Programmed AE]
57
[2 Main Functions]
Opens the respective menu.
[ Remote
Control+Streaming]
[4 Monitor from Home], [
[w Check/Edit Settings]
138
Monitor while Out],
116,
134
[} Photo Playback]
Opens the respective index screen.
48
[y Movie Playback]
Opens the respective index screen.
44
[9 Baby Album]
Opens the respective index screen.
[
Video Snapshot]
[— Wi-Fi]
Opens the respective index screen.
[6 Movie Uploader], [5 Playback via Browser],
[7 To Web Service], [8 Media Server],
[w Check/Edit Settings]
113
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[3 Recording Setup] Menu
Menu item
A
Setting options
[Movie Format]
[· AVCHD], [¸ MP4]
54
[Video Quality]
When [Movie Format] is set to [· AVCHD]:
[ª 50P Recording], [© High Quality],
[¨ Standard (Full HD)], [¥ Long Play]
When [Movie Format] is set to [¸ MP4]:
[
50P Recording], [
High Quality],
[
Standard (Full HD)], [
Long Play]
54
C [Recording
Media]
[Rec Media for Movies] [& Built-in Memory],
[8 Memory Card]
56
[Rec Media for Photos]
C [Dual/Relay
Recording]
* The icon shown (
Media].
[& Built-in Memory],
[8 Memory Card]
[j Standard Recording], [
[
Relay Recording]*
or
Dual Recording],
56
) depends on the current selection for [Recording
[2 Main Functions] and [Edit] Panels
[2 Main Functions] Panel - Recording Modes
Control button
Setting options/Function
A
[¦ Video Snapshot]
[ON], [OFF]
68
[— Audio Scene]
[‘ Standard], [’ Music], [‚ Speech],
[“ Forest and Birds], [” Noise Suppression]
78
[Ò Decoration]
[Ó Pens and Stamps], [× Animated Stamps],
[& Date/Time] or [9] (Baby mode stamps),
[Ü] (image mix), [Ý] (pause live video),
[ß] (minimize toolbar)
63
[ZOOM]
Zoom controls, [Ü]/[Ñ] control,
[W] (tele macro): Toggle on or off
42,
77
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Control button
[R Faders]
Setting options/Function
[j Off], [T Fade Trigger], [V Wipe]
A
71
[Black Screen], [White Screen]
[Zoom Type]
[
Optical], [
(? only: [
Advanced],[
Digital])
Digital],
–
[È Powered IS]
[ON], [OFF]
–
[z Pre REC]
[ON], [OFF]
–
[< Focus]
[D] (manual focus): Toggle on or off,
Touch AF frame
73
[y Exposure]
[n] (manual exposure): Toggle on or off,
Touch AE frame
72
[ä Mic. Level]
[m] (automatic), [n] (manual)
[Audio Level Indicator]: Toggle on or off
–
[Ä White Balance]
[Ã Automatic], [¼ Daylight], [É Tungsten],
[Å Custom WB]
75
[Zoom Type]: The camcorder offers three types of zoom.
[
Optical]: For optical zoom, the camcorder uses the optical magnification ratio of the lens.
[
Advanced]: With advanced zoom the maximum magnification ratio is
57x. At full wide angle, the angle of view with advanced zoom is wider
than the angle of view with optical zoom.
[
Digital] (? [
Digital]): With digital zoom (light blue area on the
zoom bar), the image is processed digitally so image quality will deteriorate the more you zoom in.
• This function is available only when the shooting mode is set to
,
.
SCN or
• When the shooting mode is set to
or
, [Zoom Type] will automatically be set to [
Optical].
[È Powered IS]: With Powered IS you can make the image stabilization
even more powerful. Powered IS is most effective for shooting faraway
non-moving subjects from a stationary position.
• This function is available only when the shooting mode is set to
,
.
SCN or
Additional Information Š 139
[z Pre REC]: When this function is activated, the camcorder automatically
starts recording 3 seconds before you press Y so you do not
miss important shooting opportunities.
• When the shooting mode is set to
, [z Pre REC] will automatically
be set to [ON] and pre-recording cannot be deactivated.
• 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 5 minutes.
- Changing the operating mode.
- Activating video snapshot.
- Touching the [Ä White Balance] or [R Faders] control button in the
[2 Main Functions] panel.
- Changing the shooting mode.
[ä Mic. Level]: You can adjust the audio recording level of the built-in
microphone.
[2] > [ä Mic. Level] > [n] (manual) >
[Ï]/[Ð] to adjust the audio level > [X]
• Touch [m] to return to automatic audio level adjustment. Touch [Audio
Level Indicator] to display the audio level indicator during automatic
audio level adjustment.
• Adjust the audio recording level so the audio level meter goes to the
right of the -12 dB mark (yellow area) only occasionally.
• When the audio level meter reaches the red point (0 dB), the sound may
be distorted.
• We recommend using headphones (A 79) to check the sound level
while adjusting the audio recording level.
• This function is available only when the shooting mode is set to
,
.
SCN or
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[Edit] Panel -
Mode
Control button
Index screen
Playback pause
A
C
From the built-in memory:
[Copy (&`8)]
<date/folder name>,
–
91
C
From the built-in memory:
[Convert to MP4
(&`8)]
[Select]
–
99
<date/folder name>,
[This Scene]
51
[Select],
[All Scenes]
[Delete]
[Select],
[All Scenes]
[Divide]
–
z
87
[Trim]
–
z
88
Control button
Index screen
Single photo view
A
C
From the built-in memory:
[Copy (&`8)]
<date/folder name>,
z
91
z
51
[Edit] Panel -
[Delete]
Mode
[Select], [All Photos]
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[1 Other Settings] Menus
p Camera Setup (recording mode only)
Menu item
Setting options
A
[Self Timer]
[i On <], [j Off]
–
[Zoom Speed]
[Y Variable], [Z Speed 3],
[[ Speed 2], [] Speed 1]
–
[Zoom Position at Startup]
[Full Wide Angle], [Last Used Position]
–
[Focus Assistance]
[i On], [j Off]
–
[Face Detection &
Tracking]
[i On }], [j Off]
69
[Auto Backlight
Correction]
[i On], [j Off]
–
[Auto Slow Shutter]
[i On], [j Off]
–
[Flicker Reduction]
[j Off], [: 50 Hz], [; 60 Hz]
–
[Image Stabilizer]
[
[Intelligent IS]
[È With È], [Á Without È]
Dynamic], [
41
[Video Snapshot Length]
[C 2 sec], [D 4 sec], [F 8 sec]
68,
81
Standard], [j Off]
–
[Self Timer]: You can have the camcorder start recording after a 10-second countdown. After setting [Self Timer] to [i On <], press
Y to start the countdown and record video or touch [PHOTO]
to start the countdown and take a photo.
• This function is not available when the shooting mode is set to
.
• Once the countdown has begun, any of the following actions will cancel
the self timer.
- Pressing Y, when recording movies.
- Touching [PHOTO], when recording photos.
- Turning off the camcorder.
- Changing the camcorder’s operating mode.
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[Zoom Speed]: Determines the zoom speed of the zoom lever.
[Y Variable]: The zoom lever operates at a variable speed. Press gently
for a slow zoom; press harder for faster zooms.
[] Speed 1] to [Z Speed 3]: The zoom lever operates at a constant
speed. Speed 1 is the slowest and speed 3 the fastest.
[Zoom Position at Startup]: Allows you to choose the position of the zoom
when you turn on the camcorder.
[Full Wide Angle]: The zoom position will be at full wide angle.
[Last Used Position]: The zoom position will be at the same position it was
the last time you used zoom.
• When this function is set to [Full Wide Angle] and you manually adjust
the focus, the focus will be lost and autofocus will be activated the next
time you turn on the camcorder.
[Focus Assistance]: When focus assistance is activated, the image at the
center of the screen is magnified to help you focus manually (A 73).
• Using focus assistance will not affect the recordings. It will be cancelled
automatically after 4 seconds or when you start recording.
• This function is available only when the shooting mode is set to
,
.
SCN or
• This function is available only for recording movies.
[Auto Backlight Correction]: When this setting is set to [i On], the camcorder automatically corrects for backlight conditions when shooting subjects with a strong light source behind them.
• This function is available only when the shooting mode is set to
,
.
SCN or
• Automatic backlight correction is not available in the following cases.
- In
mode, when using a cinema-look filter other than [Cinema
Standard].
- In SCN mode, when using the [J Night Scene], [K Snow],
[L Beach], [M Sunset] or [O Spotlight] Special Scene mode.
[Auto Slow Shutter]: The camcorder automatically uses slow shutter
speeds to obtain brighter recordings in places with insufficient lighting.
• Minimum shutter speed used: 1/25; 1/12 when the frame rate is set to
PF25 or 25P.
• This function is not available when the shooting mode is set to SCN .
• If a trailing afterimage appears, set the slow shutter to [j Off].
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[Flicker Reduction]: If the screen starts to flicker when recording movies
under fluorescent lights, change the setting to reduce the effect.
• This function is available only when the shooting mode is set to
or
.
[Image Stabilizer]: The image stabilizer reduces camcorder blur (blur due
to the camcorder moving). Select the image stabilization mode according
to the shooting conditions.
[
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. Available only when [Zoom Type] is set to
[
Optical].
[
Standard]: Compensates for a lower degree of camcorder shake,
such as when shooting while remaining stationary, and is suitable for
shooting natural-looking scenes.
[j Off]: Use this setting when the camcorder is mounted on a tripod.
• This function is available only when the shooting mode is set to
,
.
SCN or
• If the degree of camcorder shake is too high, the image stabilizer may
not be able to fully compensate.
• You can activate the Powered IS function (A 139) when more powerful
image stabilization is required.
s/
Playback Setup
Menu item
[Select Music]
Setting options
[j Off], [i On]
When [i On] - list of music tracks,
[Music Balance] [y]
[Û] (Original
sound/Background music)
[Slideshow Transition]
[j Off], [k Dissolve], [l Slide Image]
[Video Snapshot Length]
[C 2 sec], [D 4 sec], [F 8 sec]
• [Slideshow Transition]: You can select the transition effect between
images in a slideshow (A 90).
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A
83,
90
–
68,
81
t Display Setup
Menu item
[Onscreen Markers]
Setting options
A
[j Off], [3 Level (White)], [4 Level (Gray)],
[5 Grid (White)], [6 Grid (Gray)]
–
[Display Date/Time]
[i On], [j Off]
–
[Output Onscreen
Displays]
[i On], [j Off]
–
[H Bright], [M Normal], [L Dim]
–
[LCD Brightness]
[LCD Backlight]
–
[LCD Mirror Image]
[i On], [j Off]
–
[HDMI Status]
–
–
[Demo Mode]
[i On], [j Off]
–
[TV Type]
[+ 4:3 TV], [, Wide TV]
–
[Onscreen Markers]: While recording, 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.
[Display Date/Time]: Select whether to display the date and time during
playback.
• For MP4 movies, only the date will be displayed.
[Output Onscreen Displays]: When this setting is set to [i On], the camcorder’s onscreen displays will appear also on the screen of a TV or monitor connected to the camcorder.
[LCD Brightness]: Adjusts the brightness of the LCD screen.
• Changing the brightness of the LCD screen does not affect the brightness of your recordings or the brightness of the playback image on a
TV.
[LCD Backlight]: Sets the screen to one of three brightness levels.
• Changing the brightness of the LCD screen does not affect the brightness of your recordings or the brightness of the playback image on a
TV.
• Using the [H Bright] setting will shorten the effective usage time of the
battery pack.
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• When the compact power adapter is connected, [LCD Backlight] will
automatically change to [H Bright].
[LCD Mirror Image]: When this setting is set to [i On], this function
reverses the image on the screen horizontally when you rotate the LCD
panel 180 degrees toward the subject. In other words, the screen will
show a mirror image of the subject.
• While the LCD panel is rotated toward the subject you will not be able to
decorate the scene.
[HDMI Status]: Displays a screen where you can verify the standard of the
output signal from the HDMI OUT terminal.
[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 in recording mode 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.
[TV Type]: When you connect the camcorder to a TV using the optional
STV-250N Stereo Video Cable, select the setting according to the type of
TV in order to display the picture in full and in the correct aspect ratio.
[+ 4:3 TV]: TV sets with 4:3 aspect ratio.
[, Wide TV]: TV sets with 16:9 aspect ratio.
• When the TV type is set to [+ 4:3 TV], during the playback of video
originally recorded with an aspect ratio of 16:9, the picture will not be
displayed fullscreen.
• This function is not available when the camcorder is connected to an
HDTV using the supplied High Speed HDMI cable.
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q System Setup
Menu item
Setting options
A
[Language H]
[
], [Dansk], [Deutsch], [
], [English],
[Español], [Français], [Italiano], [Magyar], [Melayu],
[Nederlands], [Norsk], [Polski], [Português],
[
], [Suomi], [Svenska], [Türkçe], [
],
[
], [
], [
], [
],
[
], [
], [
], [
]
25
[Time Zone/DST]
["] (home time zone) or [#] (travel time zone):
[Paris], list of world time zones [$] (DST
adjustment): Toggle on or off
27
[Date/Time]
[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)
25
[Available Space in
Memory]
C
[&] (built-in memory), [8] (memory card)
–
[Used Space in Memory]
C
[&] (built-in memory), [8] (memory card)
–
C
[External Hard Drive Info]*
–
–
[AV/Headphones]
[Ò AV], [Ó Headphones]
79
[Volume]
[Speaker]:
47
,Ú
[Headphones]:
79
,Ö
[Notification Sounds]
[÷ High Volume], [ø Low Volume], [j Off]
–
[Custom Control Button]
You can select one of the functions in the
[2 Main Functions] panel (A 138)
Default: [Ò Decoration]
–
[Battery Info]
–
–
[Displayed Units]
[. Meters/Grams], [/ Feet/Pounds]
–
[File Numbering]
[m Reset], [n Continuous]
–
[Auto Power Off]
[i On], [j Off]
–
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Menu item
Setting options
A
[Power On Using LCD
Panel]
[Enable], [Off]
–
C
[Initialize &/8]
A
[Initialize 8]
C
[& Built-in Mem.], [8 Mem. Card]
27
C
[Initialize ']*
[Complete Initialization]: Toggle on or off
–
109
[Firmware]
–
–
[Certification Logo
Display]
–
–
C
[Delete Memory Save
Folder]*
–
108
[Reset All]
[No], [Yes]
–
* Option available only after connecting an external hard drive to the camcorder.
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[Available Space in Memory]/[Used Space in Memory]: In recording mode,
[Available Space in Memory] displays an information screen where you
can check the available space on the memory, approximate remaining
recording times (AVCHD and MP4 movies) and number of photos that can
be recorded. In playback mode, [Used Space in Memory] displays an
information screen where you can check the used space on the memory,
the total recording time (AVCHD and MP4 movies) and the number of
photos recorded.
• Estimated figures about available movie recording time and available
number of photos are approximate and based on the currently selected
video quality and a photo size of 1920x1080.
• In the information screen of a memory card you can also check its
Speed Class.
• C 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.
[External Hard Drive Info]: During playback mode, when the camcorder is
connected to an external hard drive, this setting displays information
about the hard drive.
[Notification Sounds]: A beep will accompany some operations like turning on the camcorder, the self-timer countdown, etc.
• Set to [j Off] to turn off notification sounds.
• While pre-recording (A 140) is activated, the camcorder will not emit
some notification sounds.
[Custom Control Button]: A control button, which serves as a shortcut to
one of the functions in the [2 Main Functions] panel, is displayed on the
lower right of the recording screen. By changing this setting, you can
change the shortcut, which will allow you to access one of your frequently
used functions quickly and conveniently.
• When the shooting mode is set to
, this function is automatically
set to [Ò Decoration] and it cannot be changed.
[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 (during
recording mode) or playback time (during playback mode).
• If the battery pack is exhausted, the battery information may not be displayed.
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[Displayed Units]: In recording mode, this setting selects the units to use for
the focusing distance display during manual focus. It also affects the units
used in the stamps for height and weight in
mode.
[File Numbering]: MP4 movies and photos are saved as files in folders,
which are assigned consecutive file numbers. This setting determines how
files are numbered.
[m Reset]: File numbers will restart from 100-0001 every time you
record on a memory that has been initialized.
[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.
• A folder can contain a maximum of 500 files (MP4 movies and photos
combined).
• File numbers consist of 7 digits, for example “101-0107”. The 3 digits
before the hyphen indicate the folder where the file is saved and can
range from 100 to 999. The 4 digits after the hyphen are a unique identifier for each file and can range from 0001 to 9900.
• The last four digits of the folder name indicate the date when the folder
was created.
• The file number and folder name also indicate the location of the file on
the memory card. A recording with the file number “101-0107”, made
on 3 November will be found in the folder DCIM\101_1103. If it is an
MP4 movie, its file name will be MVI_0107.MP4; if it is a photo, its file
name will be IMG_0107.JPG.
[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 3 minutes.
• Approximately 30 seconds before the camcorder shuts off, [Auto Power
Off] will appear. Operating any of the camcorder’s controls while the
message is displayed will prevent the camcorder from shutting off.
[Power On Using LCD Panel]: When this setting is set to [Enable], opening
the LCD panel turns the camcorder on, while closing the LCD panel turns
it off. Set to [Off] to deactivate this feature. In either case, you can still use
[.
[Firmware]: In playback mode, you can verify the current version of the
camcorder’s firmware, which is the software that controls the camcorder.
This menu option is usually unavailable.
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[Certification Logo Display]: This displays select certification logos that
apply to this camcorder.
• The certification logos apply to Australia and New Zealand only.
[Reset All]: Resets all of the camcorder’s settings, including the date and
time and all Wi-Fi settings and passwords.
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Appendix: Onscreen Icons and Displays
Recording Movies
and
modes
(with the zoom control displayed)
1 Control button [PHOTO]: Take a
photo (A 38, 82)
2 Smart AUTO* (A 40)
3 Zoom controls (A 42)
4 Total number of scenes / Total
recording time
5 Memory operation (A 155)
6 Intelligent IS (A 41)
7 Remaining battery charge (A 155)
* Available only in
mode.
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8 Control button [Ü]/[Ñ]: Start/Stop
recording a movie (A 35)
9 Face detection frame (A 69)
q Tracking frame (A 69)
A
Recording Movies
SCN and
modes
a Control button [0]: Open the
A
0 (Home) menu (A 30)
s Shooting mode (A 57)
A
d
A Exposure (A 72)
f
A Focus (A 73)
g Face detection (A 69)
A
h White balance (A 75)
A
j
A Audio level indicator (A 140)
k While recording/during playback:
A
Scene counter (hours : minutes :
seconds); < Self timer (A 142)
l Pre-recording (A 140)
A
q Image stabilizer (A 144)
S
a
S Tele macro (A 77)
s Movie format (A 54)
S
* C only.
mode
d Remaining recording time
S
8 On the memory card
& In the built-in memory*
( Relay recording* (A 56)
f Video quality (A 54)
S
g Audio scene (A 78)
S
h Control button [2]: Open the
S
[2 Main Functions] panel (A 138)
j Custom control button (A 149)
S
k Fader (A 71)
S
l Level marker (A 145)
S
q Headphone output (A 79)
D
a Control button [FILTER 1]: CinemaD
look filters (A 59)
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Playing Movies (during playback)
s
D
D
d
f
D
g
D
h
D
Playback control buttons (A 46)
Scene playback time
Scene number
Date/Time (A 145)
Volume and background music
balance controls (A 47, 84)
D Decoration (A 63)
j
k Control button [¦]: Capture a
D
video snapshot scene (A 81)
Viewing Photos
l
D Control button [Edit]: Open the Edit
panel (A 141)
q
F Current photo / Total number of
photos
a
F File number (A 150)
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s Control button [h]: Photo jump
F
(A 50)
d Control button [Ð]: Slideshow
F
(A 90)
f Control button [f]: Return to the
F
[
] index screen (A 48)
5 Memory operation
Ü Record, Ñ Recording standby, Ð Playback, Ý Playback pause, × Fast playback,
Ø Fast reverse playback, Õ Slow playback, Ö Slow reverse playback,
Ó Frame advance, Ô Frame reverse.
7 Remaining battery charge
• The icon shows a rough estimate of
100%
75%
50%
25%
0%
the remaining charge as a
percentage of the full charge of the
battery pack.
• When the battery charge becomes low, replace or charge the battery pack.
Depending on the condition of the camcorder or battery, the actual battery charge
may not match what is displayed on the screen.
• When you attach an empty battery pack, the power may turn off without displaying
.
• Depending on the conditions under which the camcorder and the battery pack are
used, the actual battery charge may not be indicated accurately.
• You can display the charge status of a battery pack with the 1 > q >
[Battery Info] setting.
S Remaining recording time
d
When there is no more free space on the memory, [& End] (built-in memory,
C only) or [8 End] (memory card) will be displayed in red and the recording
will stop.
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Trouble?
Troubleshooting
If you have a problem with your camcorder, refer to this section. Sometimes what you think is a malfunction of the camcorder may have the
simplest of solutions - please read the “CHECK THIS FIRST” box
before going on to the more detailed problems and solutions. Consult
your dealer or a Canon Service Center if the problem persists.
CHECK THIS FIRST
Power supply
• Is the battery charged? Is the compact power adapter correctly connected to the camcorder? (A 19)
Recording
• Did you turn the camcorder on and correctly set it to a recording
mode? (A 35, 38) If you are recording on a memory card, is one correctly inserted into the camcoder? (A 23)
Playback
• Did you turn the camcorder on and correctly set it to playback mode?
(A 44, 48) If you are playing back recordings from a memory card, is
one correctly inserted into the camcorder? (A 23) Does it contain
any recordings?
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).
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.
- 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.
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The battery pack is exhausted extremely quickly even at normal temperatures.
- The battery may have reached the end of its battery life. Buy a new battery pack.
Recording
Pressing Y will not start recording.
- You cannot record while the camcorder is writing previous recordings onto the memory (while
the ACCESS indicator is on or flashing). Wait until the camcorder has finished.
- The memory is full or it already contains the maximum number of AVCHD movies (3,999
scenes). Delete some recordings (A 51) or initialize the memory (A 27) to free some
space.
- The file or folder number has reached its maximum value. Save your recordings (A 101),
set 1 > q > [File Numbering] to [Reset] and initialize the memory (A 27).
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 73).
- The lens is dirty. Clean the lens (A 176).
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)/recording standby (Ñ)/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 101) and initialize the memory (A 27).
Movies or photos cannot be recorded properly.
- This may occur as movies and photos are recorded/deleted over time. Save your recordings
(A 101) and initialize the memory using the [Complete Initialization] option (A 27).
Cannot record a photo while recording movies.
- You cannot take photos in
mode or while fading in or fading out a scene (A 71).
After using the camcorder for a long time, it becomes hot.
- The camcorder may become hot after using it continuously for long periods of time; this is not
a malfunction. If the camcorder becomes unusually hot or it becomes hot after using it only for
a short while, it may indicate a problem with the camcorder. Consult a Canon Service Center.
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Playback
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 101) and initialize the memory (A 27).
Cannot capture a video snapshot scene from a movie.
- You cannot capture video snapshot scenes from scenes recorded or edited using another
device and then transferred to a memory card connected to the computer. Also, you cannot
capture video snapshot scenes from MP4 movies.
- The memory is full. Delete some recordings (A 51) to free some space.
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 101) and initialize the
memory card using the [Complete Initialization] option (A 27). 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 22).
Cannot divide scenes
- The memory is full. Delete some recordings (A 51) to free some space.
Cannot mark individual scenes/photos in the index screen with a checkmark !
- You cannot select more than 100 scenes/photos individually. Select the [All Scenes] or [All
Photos] option instead of [Select].
Indicators and Onscreen Displays
lights up in red.
- Battery pack is exhausted. Replace or charge the battery pack.
appears on the screen.
- The camcorder cannot communicate with the battery pack attached so the remaining battery
charge cannot be displayed.
9 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.
8 and [End] appear in red on the screen.
- The memory card is full. Replace the memory card or delete some recordings (A 51) to free
some space on the memory card.
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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).
- The temperature of the battery pack is outside its operating range (approximately 0 – 40 °C).
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.
- The battery pack is damaged. Use a different battery pack.
- Charging has stopped because the compact power adapter or the battery pack is faulty. Consult a Canon Service Center.
Picture and Sound
A rattling can be heard from the camcorder.
- If it cannot be heard during camera mode, then the rattling is due to the movement of the
internal lens fixture. This is not a malfunction.
The screen appears too dark.
- The LCD screen was dimmed. Change the 1 > t > [LCD Backlight] setting to [Normal] or [Bright].
Screen displays turn on and off repeatedly.
- The battery pack is exhausted. Replace or charge the battery pack.
- Remove the battery pack and reattach it correctly.
Abnormal characters appear on the screen and the camcorder does not operate properly.
- Disconnect the power source and reconnect it after a short time.
Video noise appears on screen.
- Keep a distance between the camcorder and devices that emit strong electromagnetic fields
(plasma TVs, cellular phones, etc.).
Horizontal bands appear on the screen.
- This is a phenomenon typical of CMOS image sensors when recording under some types of
fluorescent, mercury or sodium lamps. This is not a malfunction. To reduce the symptoms,
change the 1 > p > [Flicker Reduction] setting.
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 140).
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 supplied HTC-100/S High Speed HDMI Cable or optional STV-250N Stereo Video Cable is
connected to the camcorder, disconnect it.
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- The AV OUT/× terminal is set to headphone output. Set 1 > q > [AV/Headphones]
to [AV].
There is no sound from the headphones.
- C Audio will not be output from the AV OUT/× terminal while Wi-Fi functions are in
use.
Memory Card and Accessories
Cannot insert the memory card.
- The memory card was not facing the correct direction. Turn the memory card over and insert
it.
Cannot record on the memory card.
- The memory card is full. Delete some recordings (A 51) to free some space or replace the
memory card.
- Initialize the memory card (A 27) 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 22).
- The file numbers have reached their maximum value. Set 1 > q >
[File Numbering] to [Reset] and insert a new memory card.
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.
- Video and audio will not be output from the AV OUT/× terminal while the supplied High Speed
HDMI cable is connected. Disconnect the cable.
The camcorder is connected using the supplied High Speed HDMI cable, but there is no picture
or sound from the HDTV.
- Disconnect the supplied High Speed HDMI cable and then restore the connection or turn the
camcorder off and then on again.
There is no image on the TV screen and there is no sound.
- C Video and audio will not be output from the camcorder while Wi-Fi functions are
in use.
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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 MP4 movies or photos on my computer
- When the memory contains too many MP4 movies or photos (Windows – 2,500 scenes/photos or more, Mac OS – 1,000 scenes/photos or more), you may not be able to transfer recordings to a computer. Try using a card reader to transfer the recordings on the memory card.
C only: To transfer the recordings in the built-in memory, copy them to the memory
card in advance (A 91).
C Wi-Fi Functions
Refer also to the instruction manual of your access point and other
devices you will use.
Cannot connect with the access point.
- Check that the access point is working correctly.
- The effective communication range between the camcorder and access point may vary
depending on the strength of the wireless signal. Try using the camcorder closer to the access
point.
- Cordless phones, microwave ovens, refrigerators and other appliances in the line of sight
between the access point and the camcorder may interfere with the wireless signal. Try using
the camcorder in a location farther away from such appliances.
- Wi-Fi networks with a stealth function that do not broadcast their network name (SSID) will
not be detected by the camcorder during the Wi-Fi network setup. Perform the setup manually (A 132) or turn off the stealth function of the access point.
Wireless playback on a computer or similar device is not smooth.
- Playback may not be smooth depending on the access point’s settings and capabilities.
- Connect the computer to the access point using a LAN cable.
- Remove any objects between the camcorder and wireless access point that may interfere
with the wireless signal.
- Move the camcorder closer to the wireless access point.
- Turn off the wireless functions of other wireless devices other than the computer or similar
device being used for playback.
- Switch the wireless access point to IEEE802.11n. Refer to its instruction manual for details.
- If these do not solve the issue, the cause may be due the device or conditions unique to the
surrounding area. Use the supplied High Speed HDMI cable to connect the camcorder to a TV
(A 98).
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The wireless connection was interrupted while transferring files.
- Incomplete files may remain at the transfer destination. If incomplete files remain at the
transfer destination, check the content and make sure they are safe to delete before deleting
them.
- Select [New Files] and perform the file transfer again.
Cannot connect a Wi-Fi-enabled external device wirelessly to the camcorder.
- Use the 1 > q > [Reset All] setting to reset the camcorder. The camcorder’s SSID
will return to the default setting and the password will change. Delete the previous network
settings from the external device and try to connect it to the camcorder.
The Remote Browse screen does not appear correctly on the Web browser.
- The device, operating system or Web browser used may not be supported. For the latest information about supported systems, visit your local Canon Web site.
- Enable JavaScript and cookies in your Web browser’s settings. For details, refer to the help
modules or online documentation of the Web browser used.
List of Messages (in alphabetical order)
C Refer to List of Messages for Connecting to an External Hard
Drive (A 168) for messages related to an external hard drive, List of
Messages for Wi-Fi Functions (A 168) for a list of messages related to
general Wi-Fi functions, and List of Messages for Web Services
(A 171) for messages related to Web services when using Wi-Fi functions.
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.
C Built-in memory error
- The built-in memory could not be read. Contact a Canon Service Center.
C Built-in memory is full
- The built-in memory is full ([& End] appears on the screen). Delete some recordings
(A 51) to free some space. Alternatively, save your recordings (A 101) and initialize the
built-in memory (A 27).
C Built-in memory writing error Attempt to recover the data?
- This message will appear the next time you turn on the camcorder if power supply was accidentally interrupted while the camcorder was writing to the built-in memory. Select [Yes] to try
to recover the recordings.
C Cannot access the built-in memory
- There is a problem with the built-in memory. Contact a Canon Service Center.
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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.
Cannot convert scenes recorded at 50P
- Scenes that were recorded at 50P cannot be converted to MP4.
Cannot convert the scene
- You cannot convert scenes recorded using another device.
C 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 51) or reduce the number of scenes to
copy.
- The memory card already contains the maximum number of AVCHD scenes (3,999 scenes).
Delete some scenes (A 51) to free some space.
Cannot divide the scene
- The scene could not be divided because the camcorder’s internal scene management data log
is full. Delete some scenes and photos (A 51) and try dividing the scene again.
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 and then transferred to a memory card connected to the computer.
Cannot play back
- You may not be able to play back 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.
C Cannot play back Cannot access the built-in memory
- There is a problem with the built-in memory. Save your recordings (A 101) and initialize the
built-in memory using the [Complete Initialization] option (A 27). 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 101) and initialize the
memory card using the [Complete Initialization] option (A 27). If the problem persists, use a
different memory card.
C 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 27).
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 22).
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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 27).
Cannot record
- You cannot capture video snapshot scenes from scenes recorded or edited using another
device and then transferred to a memory card connected to the computer.
- There is a problem with the memory. If this message appears often without apparent reason,
contact a Canon Service Center.
C Cannot record Cannot access the built-in memory
- There is a problem with the built-in memory. Save your recordings (A 101) and initialize the
built-in memory using the [Complete Initialization] option (A 27). 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 101) and initialize the
memory card using the [Complete Initialization] option (A 27). If the problem persists, use a
different memory card.
C 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 27).
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 22).
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 27).
Cannot save the canvas
- Cannot save your [Pens and Stamps] drawings on the memory. Save your recordings
(A 101) and initialize the memory (A 27).
Cannot trim the scene
- You cannot trim scenes that were recorded using another device or copied to an SDXC memory card connected to the computer.
Charge the battery pack
- Battery pack is exhausted. Charge the battery pack.
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Check the memory card
- Cannot access the memory card. Check the memory card and make sure it is inserted correctly.
- A memory card error occurred. The camcorder cannot record or display the image. Try removing and reinserting the memory card, or use a different memory card.
- You inserted a MultiMedia Card (MMC) into the camcorder. Use a recommended memory card
(A 22).
- If after the message disappears, 9 appears in red, perform the following: Turn off the camcorder and remove and reinsert the memory card. If 8 turns back to green you can resume
recording/playback. If the problem persists, save your recordings (A 101) and initialize the
memory card (A 27).
Check whether the lens cover is open
- Slide the lens cover switch down.
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.
File name error
- The file or folder number has reached its maximum value. Save your recordings (A 101), set
1 > q > [File Numbering] to [Reset] and initialize the memory (A 27).
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 27).
LCD Screen has been dimmed Use the [LCD Backlight] setting to change the brightness
- Change the 1 > t > [LCD Backlight] setting to [Normal] or [Bright].
May not be possible to record movies on this memory card
- You may not be able to record movies on a memory card without a Speed Class rating or rated
CLASS 2. Replace the memory card with one rated CLASS 4, 6 or 10.
Mem. Card Number of scenes already at maximum
- The memory card already contains the maximum number of AVCHD scenes (3,999 scenes);
no further scenes can be copied onto the memory card. Delete some scenes (A 51) 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
(NTSC). Play back the recordings in the memory card with the device originally used to record
them.
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Memory card cover is open
- After inserting a memory card, close the memory card slot cover.
Memory card is full
- The memory card is full. Delete some recordings (A 51) to free some space or replace the
memory card.
Memory card is write-protected
- The LOCK switch on the memory card is set to prevent accidental erasure. Change the position of the LOCK switch.
Memory card writing error Attempt to recover the data?
- This message will appear the next time you turn on the camcorder if power supply was accidentally interrupted while the camcorder was writing to the memory. Select [Yes] 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 23).
- The memory card may not be inserted correctly. Insert the memory card all the way into the
memory card slot until it clicks.
C Not enough available space
- Delete some recordings on the memory card (A 51).
- Select [Long Play] (LP or 4 Mbps) for the video quality (A 54).
Number of scenes already at maximum
- The maximum number of AVCHD scenes (3,999 scenes) has been reached. Delete some
scenes (A 51) to free some space.
Recording was stopped due to insufficient write speed of the memory card
- The data transfer rate was too high for the memory card in use and the recording was
stopped. Replace the memory card with one rated CLASS 4, 6 or 10 (CLASS 6 or 10 when
recording movies with a video quality of 50P or 35 Mbps).
- 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 101)
and initialize the memory (A 27).
C Scene recorded using another device. Cannot copy the scene.
- Scenes that were not recorded with this camcorder cannot be copied to the memory card.
- Scenes that were edited using software cannot be copied or divided.
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Scene recorded using another device. Cannot divide the scene.
- Scenes that were not recorded with this camcorder cannot be divided with this camcorder.
- Scenes that were edited using software cannot be copied or divided.
Scene recorded using another device. Cannot play back the scene.
- Scenes that were not recorded with this camcorder cannot be played back.
Select the desired scene number
- A number of scenes have the same recording date but different file control information. This
can occur for example when you record movies in the area of the international date line.
Select a number to display the corresponding group of scenes.
Some scenes could not be deleted
- Movies that were protected/edited with other devices and then transferred to a memory card
connected to the computer, cannot be deleted with this camcorder.
C Some scenes were recorded using another device and cannot be copied.
- Scenes that were not recorded with this camcorder cannot be copied to the memory card.
Task in progress. Do not disconnect the power source.
- The camcorder is updating the memory. Wait until the operation ends and do not disconnect
the compact power adapter or remove the battery pack.
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 and then transferred to a memory card connected to the computer.
To record video on this memory card, it is recommended to use [Long Play] video quality.
- When using a memory card rated CLASS 2, you may not be able to record movies if you use a
video quality option other than LP or 4 Mbps.
To record video on this memory card, it is recommended to use a video quality setting other
than [50P Recording].
- When using a memory card rated CLASS 4, you may not be able to record movies if you use
the 50P or 35 Mbps video quality option.
Too many photos and MP4 movies. Disconnect the USB cable.
- Disconnect the USB cable. Try using a memory card reader or decrease the number of photos
and MP4 movies on the memory card to fewer than 2,500 (Windows), or 1,000 (Mac OS).
- If a dialog box appeared on the computer screen, close it. Disconnect the USB cable, and
restore the connection after a short while.
Unable to recognize the data
- The camcorder cannot play back scenes recorded using a video configuration that is not supported (NTSC). 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 101) and initialize the memory
(A 27).
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C List of Messages for Connecting to an External Hard Drive
Error writing to external hard drive
- This message will appear the next time you turn on the camcorder if power supply was accidentally interrupted while the camcorder was writing to the external hard drive. Select [Yes] to
try to recover the recordings.
Quickly erases all files and deletes partitions from the external hard drive. Initialize?
- If you initialize the hard drive, all data it contains will be lost, including any partitioned drives.
If necessary, back up data and then initialize the hard drive with the camcorder.
C List of Messages for Wi-Fi Functions
Refer also to the instruction manual of your wireless router and other
devices you will use.
Another user is already controlling the camcorder. Try again later.
- This message appears on the screen of the Wi-Fi device. Multiple Wi-Fi devices are trying to
connect with the camcorder. Make sure only one Wi-Fi device is trying to connect and then
touch Retry.
Invalid port number. Perform the setting again.
- The port number entered cannot be used. In the settings for the Monitor while Out function
(A 117) change the port number to a port that does not conflict with other devices.
IP address conflict
- Change the camcorder’s IP address to avoid any conflict with devices connected to the same
network. Alternatively, change the IP address of the conflicting device.
Memory card cover is open
- The memory card cover was opened while the memory card was being accessed. Stop the
Wi-Fi function in use and end the Wi-Fi connection.
Multiple access points detected. Try the operation again.
- There are multiple access points sending out a WPS signal at the same time. Try the operation
again later or perform setup using the [WPS: PIN Code] or [Search for Access Points] option
(A 129).
No access points found
- The access point set in the camcorder could not be found.
- Cordless phones, microwave ovens, refrigerators and other appliances may interfere with the
wireless signal. Try using the camcorder in a location farther away from such appliances.
- Make sure that you use the access point’s SSID for the camcorder’s Wi-Fi settings.
- If the access point is using MAC address filtering, enter the camcorder’s MAC address in the
access point’s configuration screen.
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The access point is not compatible with UPnP
- A wireless router compatible with UPnP (Universal Plug and Play) could not be found on the
Wi-Fi network. Use a UPnP-compatible wireless router. If you are using a UPnP-compatible
wireless router, be sure to activate the UPnP protocol.
Unable to access configuration files
- Turn off the camcorder. After a short while, turn it on again. If the problem persists contact a
Canon Service Center.
Unable to complete WPS.
- Turn off the camcorder and access point. After a short while, turn them on again and try again.
If the problem persists, perform setup using the [Search for Access Points] option (A 132).
Unable to complete WPS. Try the operation again.
- Some wireless routers require pressing and holding the Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS) button.
For details, refer to the instruction manual of your access point.
- Make sure to touch [OK] on the camcorder’s screen within 2 minutes of activating the Wi-Fi
Protected Setup signal on the access point, whether by pressing the button or by entering the
PIN code.
Unable to connect
- Cordless phones, microwave ovens, refrigerators and other appliances may interfere with the
wireless signal. Try using the camcorder in a location farther away from such appliances.
Unable to connect to the server
- The camcorder could not connect to the external server used for the Monitor while Out function. Make sure the access point is correctly connected to the Internet.
- Check that 1 > q > [Date/Time] is set to the correct date and time.
Unable to obtain an IP address
- If you are not using a DHCP server, connect using the [Manual Setup] option and enter the IP
address using the [Manual] option (A 132).
- Turn on the DHCP server. If it is already on, make sure it is functioning properly.
- Make sure the address range for the DHCP server is sufficient.
- If you are not using a DNS server, set the DNS address to [0.0.0.0].
- Set the DNS server’s IP address in the camcorder.
- Turn on the DNS server. If it is already on, make sure it is functioning properly.
- Make sure that the DNS server’s IP address and the name for that address are correctly configured.
- If you are using a wireless gateway router, make sure all of the devices in the network, including the camcorder, are configured with the correct gateway address.
Wi-Fi authentication unsuccessful
- Make sure the camcorder and access point are using the same authentication/encryption
method and encryption key.
- If the access point is using MAC address filtering, enter the camcorder’s MAC address in the
access point’s configuration screen.
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Wi-Fi connection terminated
- Cordless phones, microwave ovens, refrigerators and other appliances may interfere with the
wireless signal. Try using the camcorder in a location farther away from such appliances.
- The camcorder may not be able to connect to the access point if too many devices are
accessing it. After a short while, establish the connection again.
Wi-Fi error Incorrect authentication method
- Make sure the camcorder and access point are correctly configured.
- Make sure the camcorder and access point are using the same authentication/encryption
method and encryption key.
- If the access point is using MAC address filtering, enter the camcorder’s MAC address in the
access point’s configuration screen.
Wi-Fi error Incorrect encryption key
- The encryption key (password) is case sensitive so make sure to enter it correctly.
Wi-Fi error Incorrect encryption method
- Make sure the camcorder and access point are using the same authentication/encryption
method.
- If the access point is using MAC address filtering, enter the camcorder’s MAC address in the
access point’s configuration screen.
Wireless communication is not working correctly
- Cordless phones, microwave ovens, refrigerators and other appliances may interfere with the
wireless signal. Try using the camcorder in a location farther away from such appliances.
- Turn off the camcorder and access point. After a short while, turn them on again and perform
the Wi-Fi network setup again. If the problem persists contact a Canon Service Center.
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List of Messages for Web Services
Check network settings
- The network settings in the camcorder are not correctly configured. Check the connection
point, SSID and other network settings.
Connect to a computer and use the dedicated software to set up This service may not be
available in your region
- To use Web services, set in the camcorder the settings saved on CANON iMAGE GATEWAY.
Install ImageBrowser EX and CameraWindow in your computer and configure the settings
using CANON iMAGE GATEWAY.
Connect to a computer and use the dedicated software to set again
- An error occurred when connecting to the CANON iMAGE GATEWAY server. Check the settings
saved on CANON iMAGE GATEWAY and set them again in the camcorder.
Insufficient space on server
- You have exceeded the amount of data you can save on the CANON iMAGE GATEWAY server.
Delete some data to free some space.
Movie must be less than X min.
- You attempted to send a movie whose length exceeds the maximum length allowed by the
Web service (the maximum length differs according to the Web service). Shorten the movie
and try sending it again.
Server busy Try again later
- The CANON iMAGE GATEWAY server is busy due to a high number of users trying to connect to
the server. End the Wi-Fi connection and try again later.
This image cannot be sent
- You attempted to send a type of recording or a file with a size that is not supported by the
selected Web service. Check the recording before sending.
Try again
- An error occurred when connecting to the CANON iMAGE GATEWAY server or the server is
temporarily down. End the Wi-Fi connection and try again.
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Do’s and Don’ts
Handling Precautions
Camcorder
Be sure to observe the following precautions to ensure maximum performance.
• Save your recordings periodically. Make sure to transfer your recordings to an external device such as a computer or digital video recorder
(A 99) 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.
• Handle the touch screen with care. Do not apply excessive force and
do not use ballpoint pens or other hard-tipped tools to operate the
touch screen. This may damage the touch screen’s surface.
• Do not hold the camcorder in the same posture for long periods of
times as this may cause low-temperature contact burns. Even if the
camcorder does not feel too hot, prolonged contact with the same
body part may cause skin redness or blistering. The use of a tripod is
recommended for people with circulation problems or very sensitive
skin, or when using the camcorder in very hot places.
• 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 or near plasma TVs.
• C Do not use the camcorder’s Wi-Fi functions inside hospitals,
medical clinics or onboard aircraft. In addition, do not use them near
medical equipment or sensitive electronic devices as it may affect their
performance. In the case of pacemakers, keep the camcorder at least
22 cm away from the device.
• C The camcorder’s Wi-Fi functions may be subject to interference from devices such as cordless phones and microwave ovens.
Keeping as much distance as possible from these devices or using the
camcorder’s Wi-Fi functions at a different time of day may reduce such
interference.
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• Do not point the camcorder toward an intense light source, such as the
sun on a sunny day or an intense artificial light source. Doing so may
damage the image sensor or the camcorder’s internal components.
• Do not use or store the camcorder in dusty or sandy places. The camcorder is not waterproof – avoid also water, mud or salt. If any of the
above should get into the camcorder it may damage the camcorder
and/or the lens.
• Be careful of heat generated by lighting equipment.
• Do not disassemble the camcorder. If the camcorder does not function
properly, consult qualified service personnel.
• Handle the camcorder with care. Do not subject the camcorder to
shocks or vibration as this may cause damage.
• When mounting the camcorder on a
5.5 mm
tripod, make sure that the tripod’s fastening screw is shorter than 5.5 mm.
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.
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.
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Battery Pack
DANGER!
Treat the battery pack with care.
• Keep it away from fire (or it might explode).
• Do not expose the battery pack to temperature higher than 60 °C. Do
not leave it near a heater or inside a car in hot weather.
• Do not try to disassemble or modify it.
• Do not drop it or subject it to shocks.
• Do not get it wet.
• Dirty terminals may cause a poor contact between the battery pack and
the camcorder. Wipe the terminals with a soft cloth.
Long-term storage
• Store battery packs in a dry place at temperatures no higher than
30 °C.
• To extend the battery life of the battery pack, discharge it completely
before storing it.
• Charge and discharge all your battery packs fully at least once a year.
Remaining battery time
When you are using a battery pack that is compatible with Intelligent System, if the remaining battery time displayed is not correct, charge the battery pack fully. Still, the correct time may not be displayed after a large
number of repeated uses, if a fully charged battery pack is left unused, or
if a battery pack is used for long periods of time in high temperatures. Use
the time shown on the screen as an approximation.
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.
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• Do not leave memory cards in places subject to high humidity and high
temperature.
• Do not disassemble, bend, drop, or subject memory cards to shocks
and do not expose them to water.
• Check the direction before inserting the memory card. Forcing a memory card into the slot if it is not correctly oriented may damage the memory card or the camcorder.
• Do not attach any labels or stickers on the memory card.
• Secure Digital (SD) memory cards
have a physical switch to prevent writing on the card so as to avoid the
accidental erasure of the card’s content. To write-protect the memory card
set the switch to the LOCK position.
LOCK switch
Built-in Rechargeable Lithium Battery
The camcorder has a built-in rechargeable lithium battery to keep the
date/time and other settings. The built-in lithium battery is recharged
while you use the camcorder; however, it will discharge completely if
you do not use the camcorder for about 3 months.
To recharge the built-in lithium battery: Connect the compact power
adapter to the camcorder and leave it connected with the camcorder off.
The built-in lithium battery will be fully charged after about 24 hours.
Disposal
When you delete movies or initialize the memory, only the file allocation
table is altered and stored data is not physically erased. When you dispose of the camcorder or memory card or give either to another person, initialize the camcorder’s built-in memory (C only) or
memory card using the [Complete Initialization] option (A 27). Fill it up
with unimportant recordings, and then initialize it again using the same
option. This makes recovering the original recordings very difficult.
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Maintenance/Others
Cleaning
Camcorder Body
• Use a soft, dry cloth to clean the camcorder body. Never use chemically
treated cloths or volatile solvents such as paint thinner.
Lens
• If the lens surface is dirty, autofocus may not work properly.
• Remove any dust or dirt particles using a non-aerosol type blower
brush.
• Use a clean, soft lens-cleaning cloth to gently wipe the lens. Never use
tissue paper.
LCD Touch Screen
• Clean the LCD touch screen using a clean, soft lens-cleaning cloth.
• Condensation may form on the surface of the screen when the temperature changes suddenly. Wipe it with a soft dry cloth.
Condensation
Moving the camcorder rapidly between hot and cold temperatures may
cause condensation (water droplets) to form on its internal surfaces.
Stop using the camcorder if condensation is detected. Continued use
may damage the camcorder.
Condensation may form in the following cases:
• When the camcorder is moved quickly from cold to warm places.
• When the camcorder is left in a humid room.
• When a cold room is heated rapidly.
To avoid condensation
• Do not expose the camcorder to sudden or extreme changes in temperature.
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• 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.
Using the Camcorder Abroad
Power Sources
You can use the compact power adapter to operate the camcorder and to
charge battery packs in any country with power supply between 100 and
240 V AC, 50/60 Hz. Consult a Canon Service Center for information on
plug adapters for overseas use.
Playback on a TV Screen
You can only play back your recordings on TVs compatible with the PAL/
SECAM system or 50-Hz digital TV broadcasts. These are used in the following regions/countries:
Europe: All of Europe and Russia. Americas: Only in Argentina, Brazil,
Uruguay and French territories (French Guiana, Guadeloupe, Martinique,
etc.). Asia: Most of Asia (except in Japan, the Philippines, South Korea,
Taiwan and Myanmar). Africa: All of Africa and African islands. Australia/
Oceania: Australia, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea; most Pacific
islands (except for Micronesia, Samoa, Tonga and US territories like Guam
and American Samoa).
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General Information
Optional Accessories
The following optional accessories are compatible with this camcorder
but their availability may differ from area to area. Select accessories are
described in more detail in the following pages.
BP-718, BP-727 Battery Pack
CG-700 Battery Charger
CA-110E Compact Power Adapter
HTC-100 High Speed HDMI Cable
STV-250N
Stereo Video Cable
IFC-400PCU
USB Cable
UA-100 USB Adapter*
SC-2000
Soft Carrying Case
CT-V1 Camera Pan Table
* This accessory is used in a function available only on the C.
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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-718 or BP-727.
When you use battery packs bearing the
Intelligent System mark, the camcorder
will communicate with the battery and
display the remaining usage time (accurate to 1 minute). You can only use
and charge these battery packs with camcorders and chargers compatible with Intelligent System.
CG-700 Battery Charger
Use the battery charger to charge the
battery packs.
UA-100 USB Adapter
C Allows you to connect to the
camcorder an external hard drive or similar storage device with a standard-A
cable. After doing so, you can save an
entire memory onto the device. Check in
advance the USB cable supplied with
your external hard drive.
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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
LEGRIA HF R56 / LEGRIA HF R57 / LEGRIA HF R506

— Values given are approximate figures.
System
• Recording System
Movies: AVCHD*
Video: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264;
Audio: Dolby Digital 2ch
MP4
Video: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264
Audio: MPEG-4 AAC-LC (2ch)
Photos: DCF (Design rule for Camera File system), compatible with Exif** Ver. 2.3
Image compression: JPEG
* Compatible with AVCHD ver. 2.0 specifications.
** This camcorder supports Exif 2.3 (also called “Exif Print”). Exif Print is a standard for enhancing the
communication between camcorders and printers. By connecting to an Exif Print-compliant printer,
the camcorder’s image data at the time of shooting is used and optimized, yielding extremely high
quality prints.
• Video Signal Configuration
AVCHD, MP4
• Recording Media
- C Built-in memory: 8 GB
- SD, SDHC (SD High Capacity) or SDXC (SD eXtended Capacity) memory card (not included)
• Maximum Recording Time
C 8 GB built-in memory
AVCHD movies:
50P: 35 min.
MXP: 40 min.
LP: 3 hr.
MP4 movies:
35 Mbps: 30 min.
24 Mbps: 40 min.
4 Mbps: 4 hr. 20 min.
Commercially available 16 GB memory card
AVCHD movies:
50P: 1 hr. 15 min.
MXP: 1 hr. 25 min.
LP: 6 hr. 5 min.
MP4 movies:
35 Mbps: 1 hr.
24 Mbps: 1 hr. 25 min.
4 Mbps: 8 hr. 40 min.
FXP: 1 hr.
17 Mbps: 1 hr.
FXP: 2 hr. 5 min.
17 Mbps: 2 hr. 5 min.
• Image Sensor
1/4.85-type CMOS, 3,280,000 pixels
Effective pixels:
2,070,000 pixels (1920 x 1080)
When advanced zoom is on:
1920 x 1080 (wide angle), 1280 x 720 (full telephoto)
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• LCD Touch Screen: 7.51 cm (3 in.), wide, TFT color, 230,000 dots, touch operation
• Microphone: Stereo electret condenser microphone
• Lens
f=2.8-89.6 mm, F/1.8-4.5, 32x optical zoom, 57x advanced zoom
35 mm equivalent: 38.5 – 1,232 mm
32.5 – 1,853 mm (when advanced zoom is on)
• Lens Configuration: 10 elements in 7 groups (1 aspheric element)
• AF System
Autofocus (TTL) or Manual focus
• Minimum Focusing Distance
1 m; 50 cm with tele macro on at full telephoto; 1 cm at full wide angle
• White Balance
Auto white balance, Custom white balance or Preset white balance settings:
Daylight, Tungsten
• Minimum Illumination
0.4 lx ([Low Light] Special Scene mode, Shutter speed at 1/2)
4 lx ([Programmed AE] shooting mode, Auto slow shutter [On], Shutter speed at 1/25)
• Recommended Illumination: More than 100 lx
• Image Stabilization: Optical-Shift Image Stabilizer
• Size of Video Recordings
AVCHD movies:
50P, MXP, FXP: 1920 x 1080 pixels; LP: 1440 x 1080 pixels
MP4 movies:
35 Mbps, 24 Mbps, 17 Mbps: 1920 x 1080 pixels; 4 Mbps: 1280 x 720 pixels
• Size of Photos
1920 x 1080 pixels
1280 x 720 pixels (when recording MP4 movies at 4 Mbps)
1920 x 1080 pixels (photos captured from a movie)
Terminals
• AV OUT/× Terminal
∅ 3.5 mm minijack; output only (dual purpose terminal also for headphones stereo output)
Video: 1 Vp-p / 75 Ω unbalanced
Audio: –10 dBV (47 kΩ load) / 3 kΩ or less
• USB Terminal: mini-AB, Hi-Speed USB; output only
• HDMI OUT Terminal: HDMI Mini Connector; output only
Wi-Fi (C only)
• Standard
Complies with the IEEE 802.11b/g/n protocol; Wi-Fi Protected Setup (connection methods: WPS button,
PIN code)
182 Š Additional Information
• Frequency: 2.4 GHz
• Supported channels: 1 - 13
• Encryption methods: WEP-64/WEP-128, TKIP/AES
Power/Others
• Power supply (rated)
3.6 V DC (battery pack), 5.3 V DC (compact power adapter)
• Power consumption (FXP mode, AF on, LCD normal brightness)
3.0 W
• Operating temperature: 0 – 40 °C
• Dimensions [W x H x D] (excluding the grip belt)
53 x 57 x 116 mm
• Weight (camcorder body only)
235 g
CA-110E Compact Power Adapter
• Power supply: 100 – 240 V AC, 50/60 Hz
• Rated output / consumption: 5.3 V DC, 1.5 A / 17 VA (100 V) – 23 VA (240 V)
• Operating temperature: 0 – 40 °C
• Dimensions: 49 x 27 x 79 mm
• Weight: 110 g
BP-718 Battery Pack
• Battery type
Rechargeable lithium ion battery
• Rated voltage: 3.6 V DC
• Operating temperature: 0 – 40 °C
• Battery capacity: 1,840 mAh (typical); 6.5 Wh / 1,790 mAh (minimum)
• Dimensions: 30.3 x 24.9 x 40.1 mm
Weight: 42 g
Weight and dimensions are approximate. Errors and omissions excepted.
The information in this manual is verified as of November 2013. Subject to
change without notice.
Additional Information Š 183
Reference Tables

Approximate recording times
Default value
For AVCHD movies:
Video quality and
resolution →
50P
Memory ↓
MXP
FXP
(1920 x 1080)
8 GB Memory card/
C Built-in
memory*
35 min.
40 min.
16 GB Memory card
1 hr. 15 min.
32 GB Memory card
2 hr. 30 min.
64 GB Memory card
LP
(1440 x 1080)
1 hr.
3 hr.
1 hr. 25 min.
2 hr. 5 min.
6 hr. 5 min.
2 hr. 55 min.
4 hr. 10 min.
12 hr.
15 min.**
5 hr. 5 min.
5 hr. 55 min.
8 hr. 20 min.
24 hr.
30 min.**
35 Mbps
24 Mbps
17 Mbps
4 Mbps
For MP4 movies:
Video quality and
resolution →
Memory ↓
(1920 x 1080)
8 GB Memory card/
C Built-in
memory*
30 min.
40 min.
16 GB Memory card
1 hr.
32 GB Memory card
2 hr.
64 GB Memory card
4 hr.
(1280 x 1080)
1 hr.
4 hr. 20 min.
1 hr. 25 min.
2 hr. 5 min.
8 hr. 40 min.
2 hr. 55 min.
4 hr. 10 min.
17 hr.
20 min.**
5 hr. 55 min.
8 hr. 20 min.
34 hr.
45 min.**
* C The built-in memory contains music files and image files (image mix
frames), so the actual recording time may be shorter than the listed values.
** A single scene can be recorded continuously for 12 hours; at that point, the camcorder will stop for about 3 seconds before resuming recording.
184 Š Additional Information
Approximate number of photos that can be recorded on a 1 GB
memory card
The actual number of photos that can be recorded will vary depending on
the subject and shooting conditions.
Photo size
Number of photos
1920x1080
660
1280x720*
1490
* Photos recorded when the video format is set to MP4 and the video quality is set
to 4 Mbps.
Approximate charging times
The charging times given in the following table are approximate and vary
according to charging conditions and initial charge of the battery pack.
Battery pack→
BP-718
BP-727
Using the camcorder
335 min.
465 min.
Using the CG-700 Battery Charger
220 min.
315 min.
Charging conditions↓
Approximate usage times with a fully charged battery pack
Recording and playback times given in the following tables are approximate and vary according to video quality 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.
Additional Information Š 185
C Recording AVCHD movies using the built-in memory
Battery pack
BP-718
BP-727
Video quality
Recording
(maximum)
Recording
(typical)*
Playback
50P
105 min.
60 min.
160 min.
MXP
115 min.
65 min.
170 min.
FXP
115 min.
65 min.
175 min.
LP
115 min.
65 min.
175 min.
50P
160 min.
90 min.
250 min.
MXP
170 min.
100 min.
260 min.
FXP
175 min.
100 min.
265 min.
LP
175 min.
100 min.
270 min.
Recording
(typical)*
Playback
Recording AVCHD movies using a memory card
Battery pack
BP-718
BP-727
Video quality
Recording
(maximum)
50P
105 min.
60 min.
160 min.
MXP
115 min.
65 min.
170 min.
FXP
115 min.
65 min.
175 min.
LP
115 min.
65 min.
175 min.
50P
160 min.
90 min.
245 min.
MXP
170 min.
100 min.
260 min.
FXP
175 min.
100 min.
265 min.
LP
180 min.
100 min.
270 min.
* Approximate times for recording with repeated operations such as start/stop,
zooming, and power on/off.
186 Š Additional Information
C Recording MP4 movies using the built-in memory
Battery pack
BP-718
BP-727
Video quality
Recording
(maximum)
Recording
(typical)*
Playback
35 Mbps
105 min.
60 min.
165 min.
24 Mbps
120 min.
70 min.
175 min.
17 Mbps
120 min.
70 min.
175 min.
4 Mbps
130 min.
70 min.
185 min.
35 Mbps
160 min.
95 min.
250 min.
24 Mbps
185 min.
105 min.
265 min.
17 Mbps
190 min.
105 min.
270 min.
4 Mbps
195 min.
110 min.
280 min.
Recording MP4 movies using a memory card
Battery pack
BP-718
BP-727
Video quality
Recording
(maximum)
Recording
(typical)*
Playback
35 Mbps
105 min.
60 min.
160 min.
24 Mbps
120 min.
70 min.
175 min.
17 Mbps
125 min.
70 min.
175 min.
4 Mbps
130 min.
70 min.
185 min.
35 Mbps
160 min.
95 min.
250 min.
24 Mbps
185 min.
105 min.
265 min.
17 Mbps
190 min.
105 min.
270 min.
4 Mbps
200 min.
110 min.
285 min.
* Approximate times for recording with repeated operations such as start/stop,
zooming, and power on/off.
Additional Information Š 187
Downloading Music Files and Image Files (Image Mix Frames)
Canon offers for download music files for use as background music
and image files (image mix frames) for the image mix function. Access
the following Web site, click on your country/region and follow the
onscreen instructions to download the files.
http://www.canon.com/icpd/
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
• C 3 music files come pre-installed in the built-in memory under
the following folder.
CANON\MY_MUSIC\
• To play back recordings from a memory card with background music,
use Transfer Utility LE to transfer the music files from your computer to
the following folder on the memory card that contains the recordings.
CANON\PRIVATE\MY_MUSIC\
• The camcorder can recognize music files named MUSIC_01.WAV to
MUSIC_99.WAV.
About the image files for the Image Mix function
• C Image files come pre-installed in the built-in memory under
the following folders.
Image mix frames that can be used only in
mode:
CANON\MY_PICT\BABY\
Image mix frames that can be used only in other modes:
CANON\MY_PICT\
• To use the image mix function while recording on a memory card, copy
the image files from your computer to the following folders on the memory card, depending on the shooting mode you wish to use.
Image mix frames that can be used only in
mode:
CANON\PRIVATE\MY_PICT\BABY\
Image mix frames that can be used only in other modes:
CANON\PRIVATE\MY_PICT\
188 Š Additional Information
• The camcorder can recognize image files named MIX_01.JPG to
MIX_99.JPG.
Additional Information Š 189
Index
50P recording . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .54
A
Abroad, using the camcorder . . . . 177
Aspect ratio of a connected
TV (TV type) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 146
Audio recording level . . . . . . . . . . 140
Audio scene select . . . . . . . . . . . .78
AUTO mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .39
Auto slow shutter . . . . . . . . . . . . 143
Automatic backlight correction . . . 143
AV OUT/× terminal . . . . . .79, 94, 96
B
Baby (shooting mode) . . . . . . . . . .58
Baby album . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .44
Background music . . . . . . . . . . . . .83
Battery pack
Battery information . . . .149, 155
Charging . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19
Remaining charge indicator
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 155
Beach (Special Scene mode) . . . . .61
Built-in backup battery . . . . . . . . . 175
C
CameraAccess plus* . . . . . . . . . . 116
CANON iMAGE GATEWAY*
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 112, 124
Capturing photos/video snapshot
scenes from a movie . . . . . . . . . .81
Changing a scene’s thumbnail
image . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .89
Cinema (shooting mode) . . . . . . . .59
Cinema-look filters . . . . . . . . . . . .59
Condensation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 176
Connections to external devices
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .95
Converting/Resizing movies* . . . . .99
Copying recordings to a memory
card* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .91
D
Date and time . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
Decoration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63
Deleting recordings . . . . . . . . . . . . 51
Dividing scenes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 87
Dual recording . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56
E
Edit panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 141
Error messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 162
Exposure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72
F
Face detection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69
Facebook . . . . . . . . . . 112, 122, 124
Faders . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71
File numbering . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 150
Fireworks (Special Scene mode)
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62
. . . . . . . . . . . . . 144
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73
. . . . . . . . . . . . . 150
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76
Flicker reduction
Focus . . . . . . . .
Folder name . . .
Frame rate . . . .
H
HDMI OUT terminal . . . . . . . . . 94, 95
Headphones . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79
Home menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30, 137
I
Image mix . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67
Image mix frames (download) . . . 188
Image stabilizer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 144
ImageBrowswer EX (download) . . 103
Initializing the memory . . . . . . . . . . 27
Intelligent IS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41
L
LCD screen brightness . . . . . . . . 145
LCD touch screen . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
Low light (Special Scene mode) . . . 61
* C only.
190 Š Additional Information
M
Resetting all camcorder settings
Main Functions panel . . . . . . . . . 138
Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 176
Markers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 145
Memory card . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22, 174
Memory save* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 106
Monitor from Home* . . . . . . . . . . 116
Monitor while Out* . . . . . . . . . . . . 117
Movie format (AVCHD/MP4) . . . . . . 54
Movie Uploader* . . . . . . . . . . . . . 122
Music files (download) . . . . . . . . . 188
N
Night scene
(Special Scene mode) . . . . . . . . . 61
Notification sounds . . . . . . . . . . . 149
O
Onscreen icons . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 152
Other Settings menus . . . . . . 33, 142
P
P (Programmed AE
shooting mode) . . . . . . . . .
Playback
Movies . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Photos . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Portrait (Special Scene mode)
Power saving . . . . . . . . . . . .
Powered IS . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Pre-recording . . . . . . . . . . . .
. . . . 62
. . . . 44
. . . . 48
. . . . 61
. . . . 37
. . . 139
. . . 140
R
Recording
Movies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
Photos . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38
Recording time . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 184
Reference tables (charging, usage,
recording times, etc.) . . . . . . . . 184
Relay recording* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56
Remote Browse* . . . . . . . . . . . . . 121
Remote Control+Streaming* . . . . 116
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 151
S
Saving recordings . . . . . . . . . . . . . 99
Transferring to a computer
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 101
Using external
video recorders . . . . . . . . 110
Scene (shooting mode) . . . . . . . . . 60
SCN (Special Scene
shooting mode) . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60
Selecting the memory*
for playback . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44
for recording . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56
Self timer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 142
Serial number . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Shooting mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57
Shooting mode button . . . . . . . . . 57
Slideshow . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90
Smart AUTO . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40
Snow (Special Scene mode) . . . . . 61
Sports (Special Scene mode) . . . . 61
Spotlight (Special Scene mode) . . . 62
Sunset (Special Scene mode) . . . . 61
T
Tele macro . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77
Telephoto . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41
Time zone/DST . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
Timeline . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 85
Touch AE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73
Touch AF . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74
Touch screen operations . . . . . . . . 29
Transfer Utility LE (download) . . . 101
Trimming scenes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 88
Tripod . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 173
Troubleshooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . 156
Turning off notification sounds . . . 149
U
Uploading recordings to
the Web . . . . . . . . . . 112, 122, 124
* C only.
Additional Information Š 191
USB terminal . . . . . . . . . . . . . .94, 97
Wi-Fi functions* . . . . . . . . . . . . . 113
V
Y
Video quality . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .54
Video snapshot . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .68
Volume . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .47
YouTube . . . . . . . . . . . 112, 122, 124
W
White balance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .75
Wide angle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .41
Z
Zoom . . . . . . . . . . .
Advanced zoom
Zoom speed . .
Zoom type . . . .
. . . . . . . . . . . 41
. . . . . . . . . . 139
. . . . . . . . . . 143
. . . . . . . . . . 139
* C only.
192 Š Additional Information
Canon Europa N.V.
Bovenkerkerweg 59, 1185 XB Amstelveen, The Netherlands
www.canon-europe.com
Canon UK Ltd
CCI Service Centre, Unit 130
Centennial Park, Borehamwood, Hertfordshire, WD6 3SE, United Kingdom
Telephone 0870-241-2161
Canon Australia Pty Ltd
Tel: 13-13-83 (within Australia only)
(61) 02-9805-2555
www.canon.com.au
Canon New Zealand Ltd
Tel: 0800-222-666 (within New Zealand only)
(64) 09-489-0300
www.canon.co.nz
Canon Singapore Pte. Ltd
1 HarbourFront Avenue, #04-01 Keppel Bay Tower, Singapore 098632
Tel: (65) 6799 8888, Fax: (65) 6799 8882
Canon Hongkong Company Ltd
19/F, The Metropolis Tower, 10 Metropolis Drive, Hunghom, Kowloon, Hong Kong
Tel: +852 3191 2333, Fax: +852 2428 3963
Canon Latin America, Inc.
Sales & Enquiries:
One Canon Park Melville, NY 11747, USA
For support concerning PIXELA's software, please call PIXELA customer support (see the back
cover of the Startup Guide for PIXELA's software).
© CANON INC. 2013
PUB. DIE-0450-000
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