PUB. DIE-0343-000Axc
HD Camcorder
Instruction Manual
Introduction
Important Usage Instructions
WARNING!
TO REDUCE THE RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK, DO NOT REMOVE COVER (OR BACK).
NO USER SERVICEABLE PARTS INSIDE. REFER SERVICING TO QUALIFIED
SERVICE PERSONNEL.
WARNING!
TO REDUCE THE RISK OF FIRE OR ELECTRIC SHOCK, DO NOT EXPOSE THIS
PRODUCT TO RAIN OR MOISTURE.
CAUTION:
TO REDUCE THE RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK AND TO REDUCE ANNOYING INTERFERENCE, USE
THE RECOMMENDED ACCESSORIES ONLY.
CAUTION:
DISCONNECT THE MAINS PLUG FROM THE SUPPLY SOCKET WHEN NOT IN USE.
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. Heat may build up, the plastic case may deform and it
could result in electric shock or fire.
CA-590E identification plate is located on the bottom.
Using any device other than the Compact Power Adapter CA-590E may damage
the camcorder.
2
European Union (and EEA) only.
These symbols indicate that this product is not to be disposed of with
your household waste, according to the WEEE Directive (2002/96/EC),
the Battery Directive (2006/66/EC) and/or your national laws
implementing those Directives.
This product should be handed over to a designated collection point, e.g., on an
authorized one-for-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
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• HDMI, the HDMI logo and High-Definition Multimedia Interface are
trademarks or registered trademarks of HDMI Licensing LLC.
• “AVCHD” and the “AVCHD” logo are trademarks of Panasonic Corporation
and Sony Corporation.
• Manufactured under license from Dolby Laboratories.
“Dolby” and the double-D symbol are trademarks of Dolby Laboratories.
• YouTube is a trademark of Google Inc.
• Other names and products not mentioned above may be trademarks or registered trademarks of their
respective companies.
• This device incorporates exFAT technology licensed from Microsoft.
• ANY USE OF THIS PRODUCT OTHER THAN CONSUMER PERSONAL USE IN ANY MANNER THAT COMPLIES WITH
THE MPEG-2 STANDARD FOR ENCODING VIDEO INFORMATION FOR PACKAGED MEDIA IS EXPRESSLY
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• This product is licensed under AT&T patents for the MPEG-4 standard and may be used for encoding MPEG-4
compliant video and/or decoding MPEG-4 compliant video that was encoded only (1) for a personal and noncommercial purpose or (2) by a video provider licensed under the AT&T patents to provide MPEG-4 compliant
video. No license is granted or implied for any other use for MPEG-4 standard.
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Exciting Features and New Functions
1
High-Definition Video
Your camcorder’s high-definition image
sensor (HD CMOS) captures video at a
resolution of 1,920 x 1,080 pixels2. Videos
1,080
are then recorded in the memory in high
lines
definition, using AVCHD specifications3.
With your new HD camcorder, capturing
the special moments in your life with
amazing image quality and in lifelike vibrant colors is easy and fun!
/
/
Flash Memory
Dual
You can record in the built-in
memory or on commercially
available memory cards (
35).
1
2
3
4
Pre-recording
(
57)
When pre-recording is activated,
the camcorder starts recording
video continuously into a
temporary 3-second memory.
When you press the START/STOP
button, the scene recorded will
have started 3 seconds before you
started shooting.
“Full HD 1080” refers to Canon camcorders compliant with high-definition video
composed of 1,080 vertical pixels (scanning lines).
Video is recorded at this resolution only when the recording mode is set to FXP
mode. In other recording modes, the picture is recorded at 1,440 x 1,080 pixels.
AVCHD is a standard for recording high-definition video. With AVCHD specifications, the video signal is recorded using MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 compression and
the audio signal is recorded in Dolby Digital.
Smart AUTO
(
24)
Smart AUTO automatically selects the best
settings for the scene you want to shoot.
You get spectacular recordings every time
without worrying about settings.
Video Snapshot
(
Just point the camcorder
and it will automatically
select the best settings for
your subject
56)
Shoot or capture short scenes
and arrange them into a video
clip set to your favorite
background music.
Face Detection
Image Stabilization
(
(
60)
The camcorder automatically
detects people’s faces and
adjusts the focus and other
settings accordingly for beautiful
results.
127)
Dynamic IS compensates for
camcorder shake when you
shoot video while walking. This
gives you more freedom and
mobility when recording movies.
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Enjoying your Recordings on Other Devices
Connect the camcorder to
the optional DW-100 DVD
Burner (
107, 109)
Connect the camcorder
to an HDTV (
104)
SD
AVCHD discs
Photo DVDs
AVCHD-compatible HDTVs and
digital recorders with an SD
memory card slot*
Play video directly
from your recorded
memory card
Save or upload
to the Web
Eye-Fi
Use an Eye-Fi card (
121) to
wirelessly upload recordings to your
computer or a video sharing Web site
Use the supplied software
ImageMixer 3 SE (
105, 117)
High Definition
MPEG-2
Standard Definition
AVCHD
SD-Video
Convert your HD movies, in the
camcorder itself, to standard definition
files (
110, 118)
Standard DVDs
* 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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Table of contents
„ Introduction
4
11
13
13
15
Exciting Features and New Functions
About this Manual
Getting to Know the Camcorder
Supplied Accessories and CD-ROMs
Names of Parts
„ Preparations
18
18
21
22
24
24
27
28
30
30
31
31
32
32
34
35
36
Getting Started
Charging the Battery Pack
Preparing the Accessories
Adjusting the Position and Brightness of the LCD
Screen
Basic Operation of the Camcorder
Operating Modes
Joystick and Joystick Guide
Using the Menus
First Time Settings
Setting the Date and Time
Changing the Language
Changing the Time Zone
Using a Memory Card
Memory Cards Compatible for Use with the Camcorder
Inserting and Removing a Memory Card
/
/
Selecting the Memory for the
Recordings
Initializing the Built-in Memory (
/
/
only)
or Memory Card
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„ Video
38
38
39
40
41
43
43
45
47
50
51
53
53
55
56
57
57
58
59
60
61
63
63
65
66
67
70
70
72
73
76
77
Basic Recording
Shooting Video
Selecting the Video Quality (Recording Mode)
Zooming
Quick Start Function
Basic Playback
Playing Back the Video
Selecting what Recordings to Play Back
Searching for Scenes
Pre-selecting Recordings from the Index Screen
Deleting Scenes
Advanced Functions
Programmed AE and Special Scene Recording
Programs
Cinema Mode: Giving a Cinematic Look to Your
Recordings
Video Snapshot
Pre-recording Function
Self Timer
Manual Exposure Adjustment
Manual Focus Adjustment
Face Detection
White Balance
Image Effects
Digital Effects
On-Screen Displays and Data Code
Audio Recording Level
Selecting the Playback Starting Point
Scene and Playlist Operations
Playing Back Recordings Set to Background Music
Dividing Scenes
Editing the Playlist: Adding, Deleting, Moving and
Playing Back
Capturing Video Snapshot Scenes from a Movie
/
/
Copying Scenes to a Memory Card
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„ Photos
80
80
81
83
83
84
86
87
87
88
88
89
90
91
94
94
97
Basic Recording
Taking Photos
Selecting Photo Size and Quality
Basic Playback
Viewing Photos
Deleting Photos
Magnifying Photos during Playback
Additional Functions
Slideshow
Rotating Photos
Histogram Display
Capturing Photos from a Movie
Protecting Photos
/
/
Copying Photos to a Memory Card
Printing Photos
Printing Photos (Direct Print)
Print Orders
„ External Connections
100 Terminals on the Camcorder
101
104
Connection Diagrams
Playback on a TV Screen
105 Saving and Sharing Your Recordings
105
107
109
114
115
116
117
Saving Recordings on a Computer
Saving Movies onto High-Definition Discs
(AVCHD/Blu-ray Discs)
/
/
Saving Movies onto StandardDefinition Discs (DVD)
Creating Photo DVDs
Playing Back Discs Using the DW-100 DVD Burner
Copying Your Recordings to an External Video
Recorder
Uploading Movies to Video Sharing Web Sites
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„ Additional Information
123 Appendix: Menu Options Lists
123
126
136
FUNC. Menu
Setup Menus
Onscreen Icons and Displays
140 Trouble?
140
146
Troubleshooting
List of Messages
156 Do’s and Don’ts
156
160
161
Handling Precautions
Maintenance/Others
Using the Camcorder Abroad
162 General Information
162
163
166
170
Accessories
Optional Accessories
Specifications
Index
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About this Manual
Thank you for purchasing the Canon LEGRIA HF R18 / LEGRIA HF R17
/ LEGRIA HF R16 / LEGRIA HF R106. 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
(
140).
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.
•
: Reference page number within this manual.
To complete some operations you will need to refer also to other
instruction manuals. This will be indicated with the following icons:
PHOTO Refer to the ‘Photo Application’ instruction manual,
included as a PDF file in the supplied Camcorder
Supplemental Disc.
DW-100 Refer to the instruction manual of the optional DW-100
DVD Burner.
•
: 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
START/STOP button to start recording until you press again to pause
the recording.
• The photos included in this manual are simulated pictures taken with
a still camera. Unless indicated otherwise, illustrations and menu
icons refer to the
.
Introduction Š 11
Selecting the Video Quality (Recording Mode)
The camcorder offers 4 recording modes. Changing the recording
mode will change the recording time available on the memory. Select
FXP or XP+ mode for better movie quality; select LP mode for longer
recording times. The following table gives approximate recording
times.
Operating modes:
Brackets [ ] are used to refer to
menu options as they are
displayed on screen.
FUNC.
[
Standard Play 7 Mbps]
FUNC.
mode
Desired recording
NOTES
The names of most buttons and
switches are indicated within a
“button” frame.
For example FUNC. .
• The camcorder uses a variable bit rate (VBR) to encode video so the
actual recording times will vary depending on the content of the scenes.
• The camcorder retains the last setting used even if you set the camcorder to
mode.
The
arrow is used to abbreviate menu selections. For a detailed
explanation on how to use the menus, refer to Using the Menus
(
28). For a concise summary of all available menu options and
settings, refer to the appendix Menu Options Lists (
123).
indicates that a function is available in the operating mode indicated and
indicates that the function is not available. For a detailed explanation
refer to Operating Modes (
24).
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Getting to Know the Camcorder
Supplied Accessories and CD-ROMs
The following accessories are supplied with the camcorder:
XCA-590E Compact Power
Adapter (incl. power cord)
BP-2L5 Battery PackW
XIFC-300PCU USB Cable
STV-250N Stereo Video CableW
Yellow • Red • White plugs
XCTC-100/S Component Cable
Red • Green • Blue plugs
Quick GuideW
Introduction Š 13
The following CD-ROMs and software are supplied with the camcorder:
• PIXELA Application - Disc 1 CD-ROM* and ‘PIXELA Applications’
Installation Guide
- ImageMixer 3 SE Transfer Utilities - Software for saving and
transferring movies and music files you can use as background music.
• PIXELA Application - Disc 2 CD-ROM*
- ImageMixer 3 SE Video Tools - Software for managing, editing, and
playing back movies.
Instruction Manual/Photo Applications Ver.34.0*/Music Data
•
CD-ROM (referred to in this manual as “Camcorder Supplemental Disc”)
- Instruction Manual - The full-version instruction manual of the
camcorder (this PDF file).
- Photo Application - Software for saving, managing, and printing
photos.
- Music data - Music files that can be used as background music during
playback. These music files are for exclusive use with the supplied
software ImageMixer 3 SE. The disc cannot be played back on CD
players. For more details, refer to ‘ImageMixer 3 SE Software Guide’.
* The CD-ROM includes the instruction manual of the software (on PDF file).
14 Š Introduction
Names of Parts
Left side view
Right side view
1
(camera/play) button (
26)
2 VIDEO SNAP (video snapshot) button
(
56)
(
117)
/
3
4
/
button (
/
WEB button
24)/
/
INDEX SEL.
45)/
(index selection) button (
45)
PLAYLIST button (
5 DISP. (on-screen display) button
Front view
6
7
8
9
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(
65)
ACCESS indicator (
Strap mount (
21)
Speaker (
43)
Grip belt (
21)
Stereo microphone (
Instant AF sensor (
38, 80)
66)
127)
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Top view
LCD panel
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Back view
16 Š Introduction
Zoom lever (
40)
PHOTO button (
80)
POWER button
ON/OFF (CHG) (charge) indicator:
Green – On
Orange – Standby (
41)
Red – Charging (
18)
LCD screen (
22)
Joystick (
27)
FUNC. button (
28, 123)
USB terminal (
100, 103)
HDMI OUT terminal (
100, 101)
COMPONENT OUT terminal
(
100, 102)
AV OUT terminal (
100, 102)
DC IN terminal (
18)
START/STOP button (
38)
Bottom view
Tripod socket (
156)
Memory card slot (
34)
Battery compartment
Battery release latch
Battery compartment cover/Memory
card slot cover
q Serial number
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The serial number label is located on
the battery compartment cover.
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Introduction Š 17
Preparations
This chapter describes basic operations, such as 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. Charge the battery
pack before use.
For approximate charging times and
recording/playback times with a fully
charged battery pack, refer to the tables
on pages 163-164.
1 Connect the power cord to the
compact power adapter.
2 Plug the compact power adapter
into a power outlet.
3 Connect the compact power
adapter to the camcorder’s DC IN
terminal.
• When connecting the compact
power adapter’s cable to the
camcorder (3), make sure to align
the triangle marks on the cable’s
connector and on the camcorder’s
terminal (
).
18 Š Preparations
ON/OFF (CHG)
(charge) indicator
DC IN
terminal
4 Slide the battery compartment cover
away from the lens and open it.
4
5 Remove the battery terminal cover
from the battery pack.
6 Insert the battery pack all the way
into the compartment and press
gently until it clicks.
7 Close the cover and slide it toward
the lens until you hear a click.
8 Charging will start when the
camcorder is turned off.
• If the camcorder was on, the green
ON/OFF (CHG) indicator will go out
when you turn off the camcorder.
After a moment, the ON/OFF (CHG)
indicator will start flashing in red
(battery pack charging). The red ON/
OFF (CHG) indicator will go out when
the battery pack is fully charged.
• If the indicator flashes quickly, refer to
Troubleshooting ( 140).
6
7
Preparations Š 19
To remove the battery pack
1 Slide the battery compartment
cover away from the lens and
open it.
2 Press the battery release latch
and pull out the battery pack.
3 Close the cover and slide it
toward the lens until you hear a
click.
Battery release latch
IMPORTANT
• Turn off the camcorder before connecting or disconnecting the compact power adapter. After pressing POWER to turn off the camcorder,
important data is updated in the memory. Be sure to wait until the green
ON/OFF (CHG) indicator goes out.
• The first time you use a battery pack, fully charge it and then use the
camcorder until the battery pack is completely exhausted.
• Do not connect to the camcorder’s DC IN terminal or to the compact
power adapter any electrical equipment that is not expressly recommended for use with this camcorder.
• To prevent equipment breakdowns and excessive heating, do not connect the supplied compact power adapter to voltage converters for
overseas travels or special power sources such as those on aircraft and
ships, DC-AC inverters, etc.
NOTES
• The battery pack will be charged only when the camcorder is off.
• We recommend charging the battery pack in temperatures between
10 °C and 30 °C. Outside the temperature range of 0 °C to 40 °C,
charging will not start.
• 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.
20 Š Preparations
• We recommend that you prepare battery packs to last 2 to 3 times
longer than you think you might need.
Preparing the Accessories
Fasten the grip belt.
Adjust the grip belt so that you can reach
the zoom lever with your index finger, and
the START/STOP button with your thumb.
To remove the grip belt
1 Lift the padded handgrip’s flap and detach the strap from the
Velcro pad.
2 Pull the strap to remove it first from the front bracket on the
camcorder, then to unthread it from the handgrip and finally to
remove it from the rear bracket on the camcorder.
Preparations Š 21
To attach an optional wrist strap
Pass the attaching end of the wrist strap
through the rear bracket on the camcorder, thread the wrist strap through
the loop and fasten.
You can also attach the wrist strap to the
strap mount on the grip belt to use both
for extra convenience and protection.
To attach an optional shoulder strap
Pass the ends of the shoulder strap through the strap mount on the grip
belt and adjust the length of the strap.
Adjusting the Position and Brightness of the LCD Screen
Rotating the LCD Panel
Open the LCD panel 90 degrees.
• You can rotate the panel 90 degrees downward.
• You can rotate the panel 180 degrees toward the lens. Rotating the
LCD panel 180 degrees can be useful when you wish to include yourself
in the picture when recording with the self timer.
180°
180°
90°
22 Š Preparations
Subject can monitor the LCD screen
NOTES
• About the LCD screen: The screen is produced using extremely high-precision manufacturing techniques, with more than 99.99% of the pixels
operating to specification. Less than 0.01% of the pixels may occasionally misfire or appear as black, red, blue or green dots. This has no
effect on the recorded image and does not constitute a malfunction.
LCD Backlight
When recording in bright places it may be difficult to use the LCD
screen. Turn on the LCD backlight to make it brighter.
With the camcorder on, hold DISP. pressed down for more than
2 seconds.
• Repeat this action to switch the LCD backlight between off (normal) and
on (bright).
• If
[LCD Screen Dimmer] is set to [
On], pressing DISP. for
more than 2 seconds will turn off the screen dimmer and return the LCD
screen to its previous brightness setting.
NOTES
• The LCD backlight does not affect the brightness of the recordings.
• Using the bright setting will shorten the effective usage time of the battery pack.
• You can further adjust the brightness of the LCD screen with the
[LCD Brightness] setting, or dim it with the
[LCD Screen Dimmer] setting to use in places where the light from the LCD screen can
be a nuisance.
Preparations Š 23
Basic Operation of the Camcorder
Operating Modes
Recording
The camcorder offers two basic modes for recording video and photos:
Smart AUTO (
) mode for beginners or if you just prefer not to
bother with detailed camcorder settings, and flexible recording (
)
mode, which lets you change the camcorder’s settings to your preference. Press the
button to switch the camcorder to
mode
and press the button again to switch back to
mode. In either
mode, you can record movies by pressing START/STOP or take photos
by pressing PHOTO .
Operating
mode
Onscreen
icon
*
Operation
Easy recording of movies and photos.
Recording of movies and photos while enjoying full
access to the menus and advanced functions.
* The mode icon displayed will change according to the optimal mode selected by
the Smart AUTO function.
About the Smart AUTO mode
• Only the following buttons/functions are available in this mode.
- START/STOP for recording movies
- PHOTO for recording photos
- Zoom lever
- Quick Start (
41)
- VIDEO SNAP for video snapshot (
56)
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• When shooting 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
mode icon will change to one of the following icons.
Smart AUTO icons
Background →
(color of the icon)
Bright
(grey)
Subject ↓
Blue skies
(light blue)
Vivid colors
(green/red)
Sunsets
(orange)
People (stationary)
(
)
(
)
(
)
(
)
(
)
(
)
(
)
(
)
(
)
(
)
(
)
(
)
–
People (moving)
Subjects other than people,
such as landscapes
–
Close objects
–
The icon in parentheses appears under backlight conditions.
Background →
(color of the icon)
Subject ↓
Dark (dark blue)
Spotlight
Night scene
People (stationary)
–
–
People (moving)
–
–
–
–
Subjects other than people,
such as landscapes
Close objects
Preparations Š 25
NOTES
• In
mode, menus cannot be accessed but the following settings
can be changed in advance.
- Recording mode of movies
- Size/quality of photos
/
/
Your selection of recording media for movies/
photos
- Video snapshot length
- Auto slow shutter
- All settings under the setup menu’s
,
and
tabs.
• Even in flexible recording mode, the camcorder can help you with the
settings. For example, you can use the Special Scene recording programs (
53) to set at once all the optimal settings to match special
recording conditions.
• 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 [ Programmed AE] mode (
53).
Playback
Press the
(camera/play) button to switch the camcorder
between camera (recording) mode and playback mode. You can press
when the camcorder is off to turn it on directly in playback
mode.
Operating
mode
Onscreen
icon
Operation
Press
26 Š Preparations
Playing back movies.
Viewing photos.
NOTES
•
/
/
When switching to a playback mode, the memory
selected for playback will be the same currently used for recording.
Joystick and Joystick Guide
Use the joystick to operate the camcorder’s menus.
Push the joystick up, down, left or right
(
,
) to select an item or
change settings.
Press the joystick itself (
) to save
the settings or confirm an action. On
menu screens, this is indicated by the
icon
.
If the joystick guide does not appear on the screen, press
or push
the joystick (
,
) to display it. The functions that appear depend
on the operating mode.
•
or
mode: Select (
) a function and press
to change
the setting. With some functions, you will need to make further
adjustments (
).
•
mode: First, select (
) a “row” of functions; then, press
to
operate the function in the middle or push the joystick ( or ) to
operate the function on the left or right, respectively.
The joystick guide will minimize after 2 seconds. When the joystick
guide is minimized, you can still adjust or turn on/off the selected function; you can also maximize ( ) the joystick guide to select another
function or hide ( ) it altogether.
Preparations Š 27
Using the Menus
Many of the camcorder’s functions can
be adjusted from the menus that open
after pressing FUNC. . In
mode,
menus cannot be accessed and, except
in a few cases, most menu settings will
return to their default values.
For details about the available menu
options and settings, refer to the appendix Menu Options Lists (
123).
Selecting an Option from the FUNC. Menu
The following is an example of selecting a FUNC. menu option in
mode. In playback modes, the operation varies depending on the function selected so refer to the relevant chapter as necessary.
1 Press FUNC. .
2 Select (
) the icon of the function
you want to change from the left
side column.
Menu items not available will appear
grayed out.
3 Select (
) the desired setting from the available options at the
bottom bar.
• The selected option will be highlighted in orange.
• With some settings you will need to make further selections and/or
press
. Follow the additional operation guides that will appear on
the screen (such as the
icon, small arrows, etc.).
4 Press FUNC. to save the settings and close the menu.
You can press FUNC. to close the menu at any time.
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Selecting an Option from the Setup Menus
1 Press FUNC. .
2 Select (
,
)[
Menu] and
press
to open the setup
menus.
You can also hold FUNC. pressed
down for more than 1 second to
open directly the setup menus
screen.
3 Select (
) the tab of the desired menu.
4 Select (
) the setting you want to change and press
.
• The orange selection bar indicates the menu setting currently
selected. Menu items not available appear grayed out.
• Move (
) the orange selection bar to the tabs at the top of the
screen to select a different menu (step 3).
5 Select (
setting.
,
6 Press FUNC. .
You can press
) the desired option and press
FUNC.
to save the
to close the menu at any time.
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First Time Settings
Setting the Date and Time
You will need to set the date and time of
the camcorder before you can start
using it. The [Date/Time] screen will
appear automatically when the camcorder’s clock is not set.
When the [Date/Time] screen appears,
the year will be selected.
1 Change (
) the year and move (
) to the month.
2 Change the rest of the fields (month, day, hour and minutes) in the
same way.
3 Select ( ) [OK] and press
setup screen.
to start the clock and close the
NOTES
• 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 (
159) and set the time zone, date and time again.
• The date appears in a year-month-day format only in the first setup
screen. In subsequent screen displays the date and time will appear as
day-month-year (for example, [1.Jan.2010 12:00 AM]). You can change
the date format and the clock format (12/24 hours) with the
[Date Format] setting.
• You can also change the date and time later on (not during the initial
setup). Open the [Date/Time] screen from the setup menus:
FUNC.
[
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Menu]
[Date/Time]
Changing the Language
The default language of the camcorder
is English. You can set it to one of 23
other languages.
Operating modes:
FUNC.
[
Menu]
Desired language
[Language
]
FUNC.
NOTES
• The displays
and
that appear in some menu screens refer to
the name of buttons on the camcorder and will not change, regardless
of the language selected.
Changing the Time Zone
Change the time zone to match your location. The default setting is
Paris.
Operating modes:
To set the home time zone
FUNC.
[
Menu]
Your local time zone**
[Time Zone/DST]
*
FUNC.
* When you travel, select the
icon and select the time zone that matches the
local time at your destination.
** To adjust for daylight saving time, select the area name marked with a
.
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Using a Memory Card
Memory Cards Compatible for Use with the Camcorder
You can use commercially available Secure Digital (SD) cards with this
camcorder. However, depending on the memory card, you may not be
able to record movies. Refer to the table below.
As of May 2010, the movie recording function has been tested using
SD/SDHC memory cards made by Panasonic, Toshiba and SanDisk,
and SDXC memory cards made by Panasonic and Toshiba.
Memory card
SD
memory cards
Capacity
SD Speed Class
Recording movies
64 MB or less
–
–
–
*
128 MB or more
SDHC
memory cards
Over 2 GB
SDXC
memory cards
Over 32 GB
* Depending on the memory card used, it may not be possible to record movies.
NOTES
• About the SD Speed Class: The SD Speed Class is a standard that indicates the minimum guaranteed data transfer speed of SD/SDHC/SDXC
memory cards. When you buy a new memory card, look for the Speed
Class logo on the package.
We recommend using memory cards rated Speed Class 4, 6 or 10.
SDXC memory cards
As of May 2010, SDXC memory cards have been tested to work under
Windows 7. For details on whether your computer's operating system
is SDXC-compatible, check with your computer's 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.
• To use an SDXC memory card with external devices, such as card readers or digital recorders, make sure the external device is SDXC-compatible.
• Using the optional DW-100 DVD Burner, discs cannot be created from
recordings on an SDXC memory card. To create discs using the
DW-100, make sure in advance that your recordings are in the built-in
memory or on an SD or SDHC memory card.
If you connect the optional DVD Burner while the index screen is showing the recordings on the SDXC memory card, the DVD Burner may not
operate correctly. In that case, disconnect the USB cable and turn off
the DVD Burner.
• After repeatedly recording, deleting and editing scenes (fragmented
memory), it will take longer to write data on the memory and recording
may stop. Save your recordings and initialize the memory.
Eye-Fi cards
This product is not guaranteed to support Eye-Fi card functions
(including wireless transfer). In case of an issue with an Eye-Fi card,
please check with the card manufacturer. Also note that an approval is
required to use Eye-Fi cards in many countries or regions. Without
approval, use of the card is not permitted. If it is unclear whether the
card has been approved for use in the area, please check with the card
manufacturer.
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Inserting and Removing a Memory Card
Make sure to initialize (
36) all memory cards before using them with
this camcorder.
1 Turn off the camcorder.
Make sure the ON/OFF (CHG)
indicator is off.
2 Slide the memory card slot cover
away from the lens and open it.
3 Insert the memory card straight,
with the label facing away from the
lens, all the way into the memory
card slot until it clicks.
4 Close the cover and slide it toward
the lens until you hear a click.
Do not force the cover closed if the
memory card is not correctly
inserted.
To remove the memory card
Push the memory card once to release
it. When the memory card springs out,
pull it all the way out.
IMPORTANT
• Memory cards have front and back
sides that are not interchangeable.
Inserting a memory card facing the
wrong direction can cause a malfunction of the camcorder. Be sure to
insert the memory card as described
in step 3.
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/
/
Selecting the Memory for the Recordings
You can select to record your movies and photos in the built-in memory or on a memory card. The built-in memory is the default memory
for recording both.
Operating modes:
POINTS TO CHECK
• Be sure you understand the information provided in Eye-Fi cards
(
33) before using an Eye-Fi card.
FUNC.
[
Menu]
[Rec Media for Movies] or [Rec Media for Photos]
FUNC.
Select the built-in memory or memory card*
* When selecting the memory, you can check the total, used and approximate available recording time/number of photos (estimated based on the recording mode
(movies) or photo size/quality (photos) currently in use).
NOTES
• Select the built-in memory for recording movies if you intend to convert
high-definition scenes to standard definition for Web upload (
117) or
creating standard DVDs (
109).
Relay Recording
If the memory becomes full while you are recording a movie, relay
recording allows the camcorder to automatically continue recording on
to the memory card.
Operating modes:
1 Insert a memory card that does not contain any movies.
2 Activate relay recording.
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FUNC.
[
[
Menu]
FUNC.
On]*
[Relay Recording
]
* The approximate available recording time will now reflect the combined space in
the built-in memory and memory card.
NOTES
• Any of the following actions will deactivate the relay recording function.
- Turning off the camcorder
- Opening the memory card slot cover
- Changing the camcorder’s operating mode
[Rec Media for Movies] to [Mem. Card]
- Setting
Initializing the Built-in Memory (
Card
/
/
only) or Memory
Initialize memory cards when you use them with this camcorder for the
first time. You can also initialize a memory card or the built-in memory
(
/
/
only) to permanently delete all the recordings it contains.
/
/
At the time of purchase, the built-in memory comes
pre-initialized and contains music files for use as background music
during playback.
Operating modes:
POINTS TO CHECK
• Power the camcorder using the compact power adapter before initializing the memory. While the initialization is in progress, do not disconnect
the power source or turn off the camcorder.
/
FUNC.
/
[
Menu]
[Initialize
/
]
[Built-in Mem.] or [Mem. Card]
Initialization method
FUNC.
[Yes]*
[OK]
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FUNC.
[
Menu]
[Initialize
]
Initialization method
[Yes]*
FUNC.
[OK]
* Press
to cancel the complete initialization while it is in progress. All recordings
will be erased and the memory can be used without any problem.
Options
[Quick Initialization]
Clears the file allocation table but does not
physically erase the stored data.
[Complete Initialization]
Erases all data completely.
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 (
105).
• Initializing a memory card will permanently erase any music files you
may have transferred to the card.
/
/
The music files
that come pre-installed in the built-in memory will be restored after it is
initialized.
• Windows users: Use the supplied software ImageMixer 3 SE to transfer music files from the supplied Camcorder Supplemental Disc to a
memory card connected to a computer again. For details, refer to the
‘ImageMixer 3 SE Software Guide’.
• Mac OS users: Use the Finder to transfer music files from the [MUSIC]
folder on the supplied Camcorder Supplemental Disc to a memory card
connected to a computer after it is initialized. Refer to About the music
files ( 169) for the folder structure of the memory card.
• At the time of purchase, Eye-Fi cards contain the necessary network
configuration software. Be sure to install the software and complete the
required configuration setup before you initialize the Eye-Fi card prior to
using it with this camcorder.
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Video
This chapter covers functions related to shooting movies,
including recording, playback, advanced functions and playlist
and scene operations.
Basic Recording
Shooting Video
Operating modes:
1 Turn on the camcorder.
/
/
By default,
movies are recorded in the built-in
memory. Alternatively, you can set
the memory card as the recording
media (
35).
2 Press START/STOP to begin
recording.
Press START/STOP again to pause
the recording.
When you have finished recording
1 Make sure that the ACCESS indicator is off.
2 Turn off the camcorder.
3 Close the LCD panel.
IMPORTANT
• Observe the following precautions while the ACCESS indicator is on or
flashing. Failing to do so may result in permanent data loss or damage
to the memory.
- Do not open the memory card slot cover.
- Do not disconnect the power source or turn off the camcorder.
- Do not change the camcorder’s operating mode.
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• Be sure to save your recordings regularly (
105), especially after making important recordings. Canon shall not be liable for any loss or corruption of data.
NOTES
• About the Power Save mode: If
[Power Saving Mode] is set to
[
On], the camcorder will shut off automatically to save power when
it is powered by a battery pack and is left without any operation for 5
minutes. Press POWER to turn on the camcorder.
• When recording in bright places, it may be difficult to use the LCD
screen. In such cases, you can turn on the LCD backlight (
23) or
adjust the brightness of the LCD screen with the
[LCD Brightness] setting.
Selecting the Video Quality (Recording Mode)
The camcorder offers 4 recording modes. Changing the recording
mode will change the recording time available on the memory. Select
FXP or XP+ mode for better movie quality; select LP mode for longer
recording times. The following table gives approximate recording
times.
Operating modes:
FUNC.
[
Standard Play 7 Mbps]
FUNC.
mode
Desired recording
NOTES
• The camcorder uses a variable bit rate (VBR) to encode video so the
actual recording times will vary depending on the content of the scenes.
• The camcorder retains the last setting used even if you set the camcorder to
mode.
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
Approximate recording times
Recording mode →
FXP1
XP+
SP
LP
30 min.
40 min.
1 hr.
10 min.
1 hr.
30 min.
/
Built-in
memory2/8 GB memory card
1 hr.
1 hr.
25 min.
2 hr.
20 min.
3 hr.
16 GB memory card
2 hr.
5 min.
2 hr.
50 min.
4 hr.
45 min.
6 hr.
5 min.
Built-in memory2/32
GB memory card
4 hr.
10 min.
5 hr.
45 min.
9 hr.
35 min.
12 hr.
15 min.
Memory ↓
4 GB memory card
1
2
Default value
Recorded in 1,920 x 1,080 resolution. Movies recorded using other recording
modes are recorded in 1,440 x 1,080 resolution.
/
/
At the time of purchase, the built-in memory contains
about 75 MB of music files.
Zooming
The camcorder offers optical (20x) and digital (
/
/
:
400x,
: 800x) zoom. You can turn on the digital zoom with the
[Digital Zoom] setting.
Operating modes:
Move the zoom lever toward W (wide
angle) to zoom out. Move it toward T
(telephoto) to zoom in.
By default, the zoom lever operates at a
variable speed – press gently for a slow
zoom; press harder for faster zooms.
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.
W Zoom out
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T Zoom in
• In
mode, you can also set
[Zoom Speed] to one of three
constant speeds (3 is the fastest, 1 the slowest).
• When [Zoom Speed] is set to [
Variable], the zoom speed will be
faster in record pause mode than when actually recording, except when
pre-recording (
57) is activated.
Quick Start Function
When you close the LCD panel with the camcorder on, the camcorder
enters the standby mode. In standby mode the camcorder consumes
only about 1/3 the power used when recording, saving energy when
you are using a battery pack. Additionally, when you open the LCD
panel, the camcorder is ready to start recording in approximately
1 second*, allowing you to record the subject right away.
* The actual time required varies depending on the shooting conditions.
Operating modes:
1 With the camcorder on and in a recording mode, close the LCD
panel.
A beep will sound and the green ON/OFF (CHG) indicator will change
to orange to indicate the camcorder entered standby mode.
2 When you wish to resume recording, open the LCD panel.
The ON/OFF (CHG) indicator turns back green and the camcorder is
ready to record.
IMPORTANT
• Do not disconnect the power source during standby mode (while the
ON/OFF (CHG) indicator is lit in orange).
NOTES
• The camcorder will not enter standby mode if the LCD panel is closed
while the ACCESS indicator is on or flashing, while a menu is being displayed, or while the PHOTO button is pressed down halfway. The camcorder may also not enter standby mode if the LCD panel is closed
while the memory card slot cover is open or when the battery charge is
too low. Check that the ON/OFF (CHG) indicator changes to orange.
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• The camcorder will shut off if left in standby mode for 10 minutes,
regardless of the
[Power Saving Mode] setting. Press POWER to
turn on the camcorder.
• You can select the length of time until shut-off or turn off the Quick Start
function altogether with the
[Quick Start] setting.
• When the camcorder exits standby mode, it will return to the operating
mode previously selected.
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Basic Playback
Playing Back the Video
Operating modes:
1 Press
.
• The original movies index screen
will appear in most cases.
• If a photo appears in single photo
view, move the zoom lever toward
W to open the photo index screen.
Switch to the original movies index
screen (
45).
2 Move (
,
) the selection frame to the scene you want to play
back.
When you have recorded a large number of scenes, you can display
(
) a slidebar below the scene thumbnails and browse (
) through
index pages; then, return (
) to select the desired scene.
3 Press
to begin the playback.
Playback will start from the scene selected and continue until the end
of the last scene recorded.
To pause/stop the playback
1 During playback, open ( ) the joystick guide.
2 Select (
)
to pause the playback or
to stop the playback.
To adjust the volume
1 During playback, open (
guide.
2 Select (
) the top row (
3 Adjust (
) the volume.
) the joystick
).
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IMPORTANT
• Observe the following precautions while the ACCESS indicator is on or
flashing. Failing to do so may result in permanent data loss.
- Do not open the memory card slot cover.
- Do not disconnect the power source or turn off the camcorder.
- Do not change the camcorder’s operating mode.
• You may not be able to play back with this camcorder movies recorded
on a memory card using another device.
NOTES
• Depending on the recording conditions, you may notice brief stops in
video or sound playback between scenes.
Special playback modes
To enter the special playback modes, use the joystick guide. There is
no sound during the special playback modes.
Fast playback
Perform the following operation during
normal playback. Repeat to increase the
playback speed to approximately 5x → 15x
→ 60x the normal speed.
Open ( ) the joystick guide
Select (
) the bottom row
the joystick (
) toward
or
.
Push
Slow playback
Perform the following operation during
playback pause. Repeat to increase the
playback speed 1/8 → 1/4 the normal speed.
Open ( ) the joystick guide
Select (
) the bottom row
the joystick (
) toward
* or
.
* Slow reverse playback will look the same as continuous frame reverse.
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Push
Skipping scenes
Open ( ) the joystick guide
Select (
)
the middle row
Push the joystick (
)
toward
* to skip to the beginning of the
current scene or
to skip to the next scene.
* Push the joystick/press the button twice to skip to the beginning of the previous
scene.
Ending special playback modes
During any special playback mode, press
. The camcorder will
return to its initial mode (playback or playback pause).
NOTES
• During some special playback modes, you may notice some anomalies
(blocky video artifacts, banding, etc.) in the playback picture.
• The speed indicated on the screen is approximate.
Selecting what Recordings to Play Back
From the index screen, you can use the tabs on the top of the screen to
select whether to play back your original movies or photos. You can
also select the memory from which you want to play back your recordings (
/
/
only). In addition, you can switch to the index
screens that contain scenes used by other functions in this camcorder,
such as video snapshot and the playlist.
Operating modes:
/
/
Movies
Photos
Recordings in the built-in memory
Recordings on the memory card
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Movies
Photos
1 In the index screen, move (
) the orange selection frame to the
tabs on the top of the screen.
2 Select (
) the tab corresponding to the recordings you want to
play back.
3 Return (
) to the index screen to select a scene or photo.
By default, the index screen will show up to 6 items (scenes or photos).
Move the zoom lever toward W to show up to 15 items per screen.
Move it toward T to return to the default index screen display.
W 15 scenes/photos
T 6 scenes/photos
To open the video snapshot index screen
You can open an index screen that contains
only your video snapshot scenes (
56).
In the original movies index screen, press
VIDEO SNAP .
To open the playlist index screen
Open the playlist index screen to play back the
scenes you added to the playlist (
73). First,
open the original movies index screen and
then follow the procedure below.
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/
/
For scenes in the built-in memory: press INDEX SEL.
For scenes on the memory card: press INDEX SEL. and then select
[Playlist].
Press
PLAYLIST
.
To open the index screen for scenes converted into standard
definition (
/
/
only)
You can also open the index screen for scenes
converted into standard definition for Web
upload (
118) or DVD authoring (
110).
Open the original movies index screen on the
memory card. Press INDEX SEL. and then
select [For Web (MPEG-2)] or [For DVD (SDVIDEO)].
[For DVD (SD-VIDEO)]
index screen
NOTES
• When you open the original movies index screen on the memory card,
[No scenes] will be displayed if there are no high-definition scenes on
the memory card. However, you can still open the other index screens
on the memory card.
• Special playback modes are not available for scenes converted to standard definition. Standard definition scenes can be played back only at
normal speed.
Searching for Scenes
From the original movies index screen, you can search for recordings
you made on a particular date (for example, to find all the movies you
shot during a special event). You can also search for scenes in which
people’s faces were detected.
Operating modes:
Selecting from the Calendar Screen
1 Open the original movies index screen.
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•
/
/
You can select the original movies in the built-in
memory or on the memory card.
• You can press VIDEO SNAP to open the index screen for video
snapshot scenes.
2 Open the calendar screen.
FUNC.
[
Scene Search]
[Calendar Screen]
• The calendar screen appears.
• Dates that contain scenes (that is, movies were recorded on that
date) appear in white. Dates without recordings appear in black.
3 Move (
,
) the cursor to the desired date.
• When you move the cursor to a date displayed in white, a thumbnail
showing a still image from the first scene recorded on that date will
be displayed next to the calendar. Below it will appear the number of
scenes recorded (
) and the total recording time for the same day.
• You can select (
) the year or month field and change (
) the
year or month to move faster between calendar months.
4 Press
to return to the index screen.
The orange selection frame will appear on the first scene recorded on
the selected date.
NOTES
• You can change on what day to start the week for the calendar display
with the
[Calendar Start Day] setting.
• You can press FUNC. to return to the index screen at any time.
Selecting from the List of Recordings
1 Open the original movies index screen.
•
/
/
You can select the original movies in the built-in
memory or on the memory card.
• You can press VIDEO SNAP to open the index screen for video
snapshot scenes.
2 Open the list of recordings.
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FUNC.
[
Scene Search]
[Date Selection]
• The list of recordings displays all dates in which recordings were
made. An orange selection frame appears on the day.
• The thumbnail shows a still image from the first scene recorded on
that day. Below it will appear the number of scenes recorded (
)
and the total recording time for the same day.
3 Select (
) the date, month or year and move (
recording dates.
) between
4 After selecting the desired date, press
.
The index screen will appear with the selection frame on the first scene
recorded on the selected date.
NOTES
• You can press
FUNC.
to return to the index screen at any time.
Selecting Only Scenes in which People’s Faces Were Detected
If you recorded movies with the Face Detection function (
60) activated, the camcorder can narrow down the scenes shown in the index
screen, leaving only those scenes where a face was detected. This
function is not available from the index screen for video snapshot
scenes.
1 Open the original movies index screen.
/
/
You can select the original movies in the built-in
memory or on the memory card.
2 Narrow down the scenes displayed in the index screen.
FUNC.
[
Scene Search]
[Scenes with Faces]
• The index screen will display only those scenes that contain people’s
faces.
3 Select (
,
) the scene you want to play back.
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NOTES
• You can press
FUNC.
to return to the normal index screen at any time.
Pre-selecting Recordings from the Index Screen
You can select in advance a number of original movies or photos from
the index screen in order to perform certain actions on them collectively, all at once.
mode: Delete, copy* or add the selected scenes to the playlist.
mode: Delete, copy* or protect the selected photos or mark all
of them with print orders.
*
/
/
only
Operating modes:
1 Open the movie or photo index screen.
•
mode: Move the zoom lever toward W to display the index
screen.
•
/
/
You can select the original movies or photos in
the built-in memory or on the memory card.
• You can press VIDEO SNAP to open the index screen for video
snapshot scenes.
2 Open the selection screen.
FUNC.
[
Select]
[Individual Scenes] or
[Individual Photos]
• The selection screen appears.
3 Move (
,
) between the scenes or photos in the index
screen and press
to select an individual scene/photo.
• A checkmark
will appear on the selected scenes/photos. Press
again to remove the checkmark.
• Repeat this step to add all the scenes/photos you want to include in
your selection (up to 100).
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Total number of scenes selected
Selected scenes
4 Press FUNC. twice to close the menu.
To cancel all the selections
FUNC.
[
[OK]
Select]
[Remove All Selections]
[Yes]
FUNC.
NOTES
• The pre-selection of scenes/photos will be canceled if you turn off the
camcorder or change the operating mode.
• Scenes in the playlist cannot be included in the pre-selection.
Deleting Scenes
You can delete those scenes that you are not interested in keeping.
Deleting scenes allows you also to free up space on the memory. See
75).
also Deleting Scenes from the Playlist (
Operating modes:
1 Open the original movies index screen.
•
/
/
You can select the original movies in the built-in
memory or on the memory card.
• You can press VIDEO SNAP to open the index screen for video
snapshot scenes.
• To select in advance multiple scenes to delete, refer to Pre-selecting
Recordings from the Index Screen ( 50).
2 Select (
,
) the scene you want to delete, or a scene
recorded on the date you want to delete.
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This step is not necessary to delete all scenes or previously selected
scenes.
3 Delete the scene(s).
FUNC.
[
Delete]
Desired option
[Yes]*
[OK]
FUNC.
* If you selected any option other than [This Scene], you can press
to interrupt the operation while it is in progress. Some scenes will be deleted nevertheless.
Options
[All Scenes] Deletes all the scenes.
[All Scenes (this date)] Deletes all the scenes recorded on the
same day as the selected scene.
[This Scene]
Deletes only the scene marked with the orange selec-
tion frame.
[Selected Scenes]
Deletes all the scenes selected in advance
checkmark). Refer to Pre-selecting Recordings
from the Index Screen ( 50).
(marked with a
IMPORTANT
• Be careful when deleting original recordings. Once deleted, original
scenes cannot be recovered.
• Save copies of important scenes before deleting them (
105).
• Observe the following precautions while the ACCESS indicator is on or
flashing (while scenes are being deleted).
- Do not open the memory card slot cover.
- Do not disconnect the power source or turn off the camcorder.
- Do not change the camcorder’s operating mode.
NOTES
• Deleting a scene from the original index screen also deletes that scene
from the playlist.
• To delete all movies and make all recordable space available again you
may prefer to initialize the memory (
36).
• You may not be able to delete scenes recorded or edited using another
device and then transferred to a memory card connected to a computer.
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Advanced Functions
Programmed AE and Special Scene Recording Programs
The recording program determines how much control you have over
the camcorder’s recording-related settings. Select the [ Programmed
AE] recording program to give you full control over functions like the
white balance or image effects. Alternatively, give the camcorder more
control by selecting a Special Scene recording program.
Operating modes:
Using [
Programmed AE]
When you use the [ Programmed AE] recording program, the camcorder automatically adjusts the aperture and shutter speed to obtain
the optimal exposure for the subject.
FUNC.
[
Programmed AE]
FUNC.
Special Scene Recording Programs
Select a Special Scene recording program to easily make recordings in
a variety of situations by letting the camcorder take control of various
settings.
FUNC.
Options
[
[ Programmed AE]
[ Portrait]
Press
to
display the Special Scene (SCN) recording programs
FUNC.
Desired recording program
( Default value)
Portrait] The camcorder uses a large aperture, to achieve a sharp focus on the subject
while blurring the background.
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[
Sports] To record sports scenes such as
tennis or golf.
[
Snow] To record in bright ski resorts without
the subject being underexposed.
[
Beach] To record on a sunny beach without
the subject being underexposed.
[
Sunset]
[
To record sunsets in vibrant colors.
Night Scene]
To record nightscapes with
lower noise.
[
Low Light]
To record in low-light situations.
[
Spotlight]
To record spotlit scenes.
[
Fireworks]
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To record fireworks.
NOTES
• [ Portrait]/[ Sports]/[ Snow]/[ Beach]: The picture may not
appear smooth during playback.
• [ Portrait]: The blur effect of the background increases the more you
zoom in (T).
• [ Snow]/[ Beach]: The subject may become overexposed on
cloudy days or in shaded places. Check the image on the screen.
• [ 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 (for movies only).
• [ Fireworks]:
- To avoid camcorder blur (blur due to the camcorder moving) we
recommend using a tripod.
- When you take photos, slower shutter speeds are used so blur is
more likely to occur. Stabilize the camcorder, for example, by
mounting it on a tripod.
Cinema Mode: Giving a Cinematic Look to Your Recordings
Give your recordings a cinematic look by using
the [
Cine Mode] recording program. Combine
this recording program with the 25 fps progressive
frame rate [
PF25] to get the enhanced effect
of the 25p Cinema Mode.
Operating modes:
To set the [
FUNC.
Cine Mode] recording program
[
Programmed AE]
[
Cine Mode]
FUNC.
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To change the frame rate
FUNC.
[
Menu]
[Frame Rate]
[
PF25]
FUNC.
Video Snapshot
Record a series of short scenes. Play your video snapshot scenes set
to your favorite music (
70) 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:
1 Press VIDEO SNAP .
• A blue border appears on the
screen.
• Press VIDEO SNAP again to return
to flexible recording mode.
2 Press START/STOP .
• The camcorder records for about 4 seconds (the blue frame serves
as a visual progress bar) and then automatically returns to record
pause mode.
• You can change the length of video snapshot scenes with the
[Video Snapshot Length] setting.
• When the camcorder stops recording, the screen will momentarily
turn black as if a camera shutter had released.
• In index screens, video snapshot scenes are indicated with the
mark.
NOTES
• Video snapshot is deactivated if the camcorder is switched to playback
mode.
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Pre-recording Function
The camcorder will start recording 3 seconds before you press
START/STOP , ensuring you do not miss important shooting opportunities. This is especially useful when it is difficult to predict when to start
recording.
Operating modes:
1 Open (
) the joystick guide.
2 Select (
) [ Pre REC] and press
.
•
appears.
• Press
again to turn pre-recording off.
Pre REC
3 Press START/STOP .
The scene recorded in the memory will start 3 seconds before
START/STOP was pressed.
NOTES
• While pre-recording is activated, the camcorder will not emit any notification sounds.
• The camcorder will not record the full 3 seconds prior to pressing
START/STOP 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.
- Pressing FUNC. ,
,
or VIDEO SNAP .
- Setting the camcorder to standby mode.
Self Timer
Operating modes:
FUNC.
[
Menu]
[Self Timer]
[On
]
FUNC.
appears.
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For movies: Press START/STOP .
The camcorder starts recording after a 10-second countdown. The
countdown appears on the screen.
For photos: Press PHOTO , first halfway to activate the autofocus
and then fully.
The camcorder will record the photo after a 10-second countdown. The
countdown appears on the screen.
NOTES
• Once the countdown has begun, any of the following actions will cancel
the self timer.
- Pressing START/STOP (when recording movies) or PHOTO fully (when
recording photos).
- Setting the camcorder to standby mode.
- Changing the camcorder’s operating mode.
- Turning off the camcorder.
Manual Exposure Adjustment
At times, backlit subjects may appear too dark (underexposed) or subjects under very strong lights may appear too bright or glaring (overexposed). To correct this, you can manually adjust the exposure.
Operating modes:
POINTS TO CHECK
• Select a recording program other than [
Fireworks].
Manual Exposure Adjustment
1 Open (
) the joystick guide.
2 Select (
)[
Exposure] and press
.
• The current exposure is locked.
• The exposure adjustment indicator
and the neutral value “±0” appear
on the screen.
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Exposure
• The adjustment range and the length of the exposure adjustment
indicator will vary depending on the initial brightness of the picture.
• If you operate the zoom, the brightness of the image may change.
3 Adjust the (
) the brightness of the image as required, then
hide ( ) the joystick guide.
• The exposure adjustment indicator will change to white and the
selected exposure will be locked.
• During exposure lock, press
twice to return the camcorder to
automatic exposure.
NOTES
• If the recording program is changed during exposure lock, the camcorder will return to automatic exposure.
Manual Focus Adjustment
Autofocus may not work well on the following subjects. In such case,
focus manually.
• Reflective surfaces
• Subjects with low contrast
or without vertical lines
• Fast moving subjects
• Through wet windows
• Night scenes
Operating modes:
*
* Available only for movies.
POINTS TO CHECK
• Adjust the zoom before you start the procedure.
1 Open (
) the joystick guide.
2 Select (
)[
Focus] and press
The current focus is locked and [MF]
appears.
.
Focus
3 Push the joystick ( ) or ( ) once to
verify if the image is focused.
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• The center of the screen will be magnified to help you focus more
easily. You can also turn off this function with the
[Focus
Assistance] setting.
4 Adjust (
) the focus as required.
• If you wish to focus on faraway subjects such as mountains or
fireworks, push the joystick ( ) toward
and hold it pressed down
until [MF] changes to
.
5 Push the joystick ( ) to hide the joystick guide.
• The selected focus will be locked.
• During focus lock, press
twice to return the camcorder to
autofocus.
Face Detection
The camcorder automatically detects people’s faces and uses this
information to select the optimal settings for beautiful videos and photos. When there are a number of people in the picture, one person (with
the white face frame) will be determined to be the main subject. You
can also select the main subject manually, so the camcorder optimizes
the settings for the person selected.
Operating modes:
POINTS TO CHECK
• Select a recording program other than [
or [ Fireworks].
1 Open (
Low Light]
) the joystick guide.
2 Select (
) [ Face Detection].
By default, face detection is activated (
off, press
to turn it on.
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Night Scene], [
). If the function was turned
To select the main subject
If there is more than one person in the picture, the camcorder will automatically select one person it determines is the main subject. The main
subject is indicated by a white face detection frame and the camcorder
will optimize the settings for that person. Other faces will have gray
frames.
Select (
) a different face
to optimize the camcorder’s
settings for that person.
NOTES
Main subject
• The camcorder may mistakenly detect the faces of non-human subjects. In such case, turn face detection off.
• In certain cases, faces may not be detected correctly. Typical examples
include:
- Faces extremely small, large, dark or bright in relation to the overall
picture.
- Faces turned to the side, at a diagonal or partially hidden.
• Face detection cannot be used when the shutter speed used is slower
than 1/25 or when the digital zoom is activated at more than 80x zoom
(dark blue area on the zoom bar).
• When face detection is activated, the slowest shutter speed used by the
camcorder is 1/25.
White Balance
The white balance function helps you to accurately reproduce colors
under different lighting conditions so that white objects will always look
truly white in your recordings.
Operating modes:
POINTS TO CHECK
• Select a recording program other than the Special Scene recording programs.
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FUNC.
[
Automatic]
Desired option*
FUNC.
* When you select [ Custom WB], do not press FUNC. and continue instead with
the following procedure.
To set the custom white balance
1 Point the camcorder at a white object so it fills the whole screen and
press
.
When the adjustment is completed,
stops flashing and stays on.
The camcorder retains the custom setting even if you turn off the
camcorder.
2 Press FUNC. to save the setting and close the menu.
Options
( Default value)
[
Automatic]
[
[
Daylight] To record outdoors on a bright day.
Tungsten] To record under tungsten and tungsten-type
[
Custom WB]
The camcorder automatically sets the white balance for natural looking colors.
(3-wavelength) fluorescent lighting.
Use the custom white balance setting to make
white subjects appear white under colored lighting.
NOTES
• When you select the custom white balance:
- Set
[Digital Zoom] to [
Off].
- Reset the white balance when you change locations or the lighting or
other conditions change.
- Depending on the light source,
may keep flashing. The result will
still be better than with [ 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 and certain types of fluorescent lights
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Image Effects
You can use the image effects to change the color saturation and contrast to record movies and photos with special color effects.
Operating modes:
POINTS TO CHECK
• Select a recording program other than the Special Scene recording programs.
FUNC.
Image Effect Off]
Desired option
FUNC.
( Default value)
Options
[
[
[
[
[
[
Image Effect Off] Records with no image enhancing effects.
Vivid] Emphasizes the contrast and color saturation.
Neutral] Tones down the contrast and color saturation.
Low Sharpening] Records subjects with softened outlines.
Soft Skin Detail] Softens the details in the skin tone area for a
more complimentary appearance. To obtain the best effect, use
this setting when recording a person in close-up. Note that areas
similar to the skin color may lack in detail.
Digital Effects
Operating modes:
FUNC.
[
Digital Effect Off]
Desired fader/effect*
FUNC.
The icon of the selected digital effect appears.
* You can preview the digital effect on the screen.
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( Default value)
Options
[
Digital Effect Off] Select this setting when you do not intend
to use the digital effects.
[
Fade Trigger], [
Wipe] Select one of the faders to begin or
end a scene with a fade from or to a black screen.
[
Black & White]*
Records movies and photos in black and
white.
[
Sepia]* Records movies and photos in sepia tones for an
“old” look.
* Only these digital effects are available for photos.
Applying the Selected Digital Effect
1 Open (
) the joystick guide.
2 Select (
)[
Digital Effects] and
press
.
• The icon of the selected digital effect turns
green.
• Press
again to deactivate the digital
effect (its icon will turn white again).
Digital Effects
To fade in/out
Activate the selected fader in record pause mode (
), then press
START/STOP to start recording with a fade in. Activate the selected
fader while recording ( ), then press START/STOP to fade out and
pause the recording.
To activate an effect
For movies: Activate the selected effect while recording or in record
pause mode.
For photos: Activate the selected effect and then press PHOTO to
record the photo.
NOTES
• When you apply a fader, not only the picture but also the sound will fade
in or out. When you apply an effect, the sound will be recorded normally.
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• Faders cannot be used when recording video snapshot scenes or when
pre-recording is activated.
On-Screen Displays and Data Code
You can turn most on-screen displays on or off.
Operating modes:
Repeatedly press DISP. to turn the on-screen displays on/off in the
following sequence:
mode:
• All displays on
• Most displays off*
mode:
• All displays on
• Data code only
• All displays off
mode:
• All displays on
• Regular displays only (removes the histogram and information icons)
• All displays off
* Pressing DISP. will turn off most of the icons and displays that appears automatically but will not remove onscreen displays that were turned on manually (for
example, onscreen markers, the audio level meter or the joystick guide).
About the Data Code
With every scene or photo recorded, the camcorder keeps a data code
(date/time of recording, information about the camera setup, etc.). In
mode, this information is displayed on the bottom bar and as
information icons; in
mode, you can select the information to be
displayed with the
[Data Code] setting.
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Audio Recording Level
You can adjust the audio recording level of the built-in microphone. You
can display the audio level indicator while recording.
Operating modes:
Manual Adjustment of the Audio Recording Level
1 Open (
) the joystick guide.
2 Select (
) [ Mic. Level] and press
.
• The manual adjustment icon
will
appear to the left of the audio level
indicator and the manual adjustment bar
(orange) will appear below it.
• Press
to return the camcorder to
automatic audio recording levels.
3 Adjust (
) the audio level as
necessary.
As a guideline, adjust the audio
recording level so that the audio level
meter will go to the right of the
-12 dB mark (yellow area) only
occasionally.
Mic. Level
Manual audio level adjustment
Audio level
indicator
Audio level adjustment bar
4 Hide ( ) the joystick guide.
• The audio level selected will be locked and the audio level
adjustment bar will turn white.
• Press
twice to return the camcorder to automatic adjustment of
the audio recording level.
To display the audio level indicator
Usually, the audio level indicator will be displayed only after activating
the manual adjustment of the audio recording level. You can choose to
display it also when the audio level is adjusted automatically.
FUNC.
[
Menu]
FUNC.
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[Audio Level Indicator]
[On]
NOTES
• When the audio level meter reaches the red point (0 dB mark), the
sound may be distorted.
• If the audio level is too high and the sound gets distorted, activate the
microphone attenuator with the
[Microphone Attenuator] setting.
Selecting the Playback Starting Point
If you have a very long scene, you may
want to start playing back the scene
from a certain point. You can use the
movie timeline to break the scene to
segments at fixed time intervals ranging from 6 seconds to 6 minutes. If you recorded movies with the Face
Detection function (
60) activated, you can display the scene divided
into segments every time the camcorder registered a change in the
main subject of the scene.
Operating modes:
Movie Timeline
1 Open the original movies or playlist index screen.
•
/
/
You can select the original movies in the built-in
memory or on the memory card.
• To open the playlist index screen from the original movies index
screen:
/
/
For scenes in the built-in memory, press
INDEX SEL. . For scenes on the memory card, press INDEX SEL. and
then select [Playlist].
Press PLAYLIST .
2 Select (
,
) the scene you want to view and press DISP. .
• 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.
• Press DISP. again to return to the index screen.
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Current scene / Total number
of scenes
Scene length
Recording date and time
Interval between frames
Timeline ruler
Page slidebar
Frame selected for start of playback
3 Select (
4 Press
) the playback starting point from the timeline ruler.
to begin the playback.
To select another scene
Move (
) the orange selection frame to the large thumbnail and
select (
) another scene.
To move between timeline ruler pages
Move (
) the orange selection frame to the slidebar below the ruler
and display (
) the previous/next 5 frames in the scene.
To change the interval between frames
FUNC.
Desired interval
FUNC.
Changes in the Scene’s Main Subject
1 Open the [Scenes with Faces] index screen.
• Refer to Selecting Only Scenes in which People’s Faces Were
Detected ( 49).
•
/
/
You can select the original movies in the built-in
memory or on the memory card.
2 Select (
,
) the scene you want to view and press DISP. .
• The [Timeline by Faces] screen appears. The large thumbnail shows
the point at which a face was first detected. Below it, frames are
taken from the scene every time the main subject detected by the
camcorder changed.
• Press DISP. to return to the [Scenes with Faces] index screen.
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Segment ruler
Page slidebar
3 Select (
Current scene / Total number
of scenes
Scene length
Recording date and time
Frame selected for start of
playback
) the playback starting point from the segment ruler.
4 Press
to begin the playback.
You can select another scene and move between segment ruler pages
in the same way as in the movie timeline screen (
67).
NOTES
• For a single scene, up to 100 segments/changes in main subject will
appear in the [Timeline by Faces] screen.
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Scene and Playlist Operations
Playing Back Recordings Set to Background Music
You can play back video snapshot scenes, scenes in the playlist and
photo slideshows set to background music (instead of the original
sound) using one of the supplied tracks.
Operating modes:
Using a Supplied Music Track as Background Music
The supplied Camcorder Supplemental Disc contains three music
tracks you can use as background music.
/
/
These
music tracks come pre-installed in the built-in memory.
POINTS TO CHECK
To play back scenes or a slideshow of photos recorded on a memory
card, you will need to transfer, in advance, the music tracks to the
memory card when it is connected to a computer. For details, refer to
the ‘ImageMixer 3 SE Software Guide’.
1 Open the playlist, video snapshot or photo index screen.
•
/
/
You can select the recordings in the built-in
memory or on the memory card.
• To open the playlist index screen from the original movies index
screen:
/
/
For scenes in the built-in memory, press
INDEX SEL. . For scenes on the memory card, press INDEX SEL. and
then select [Playlist].
Press PLAYLIST .
• You can press VIDEO SNAP to open the index screen for video
snapshot scenes.
2 Open the list of background music tracks.
FUNC.
3 Select (
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[
Select Music]
) a music track and press FUNC. twice.
• You can press
to listen to the track selected. Press
to stop
the playback.
• Select [Off] to play back scenes with their original sound or to play
back slideshows without any music.
4 Back in the index screen, select (
which to start playback.
,
) the recording from
5 Press
to begin the playback set to the background music
selected.
• Use the joystick guide to stop the playback.
• Select FUNC.
[
Slideshow] to begin slideshow playback and
press FUNC. to end it.
To delete a music track
After step 2 in the previous procedure, select the track you want to
delete.
1 Select ( ) the
icon and press
.
2 Select (
) [Yes] and press
.
3 Press FUNC. twice.
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
• You can also add to the playlist just the video snapshot scenes you
want to watch and arrange their playback order.
• Initializing a memory card will permanently erase any music files you
may have transferred to the card. The music files that come preinstalled in the built-in memory will be restored after it is initialized
(
/
/
only).
• Windows users: Use the supplied software ImageMixer 3 SE to transfer music files from the supplied Camcorder Supplemental Disc to a
memory card connected to a computer again. For details, refer to the
‘ImageMixer 3 SE Software Guide’.
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• Mac OS users: Use the Finder to transfer music files from the [MUSIC]
folder on the supplied Camcorder Supplemental Disc to the memory
card connected to a computer after it is initialized. Refer to About the
music files ( 169) for the folder structure of the memory card.
•
/
/
The Camcorder Supplemental Disc includes also
extra music tracks that were not pre-installed in the built-in memory.
• When music files are copied to a memory card after repeatedly recording and deleting recordings (fragmented memory), the movies and
background music track may not be played back correctly. In such
case, we recommend saving your recordings on a computer (
105),
initializing the memory card (
36), copying the music files and only
then copying the video files back to the memory card when it is connected to a computer.
• If the connection is interrupted while transferring music files, it may not
be possible to correctly play back those music tracks. Delete the music
tracks from the memory, and transfer the music files again.
Dividing Scenes
You can divide scenes (original scenes only) in order to leave out the
best parts and later cut out the rest.
Operating modes:
1 Open the original movies index screen.
/
/
You can select the original movies in the built-in
memory or on the memory card (
45).
2 Select (
,
) the scene you want to divide.
3 Press FUNC. , select [
Divide] and press
.
• The scene selected will start playing back. Pause the playback at the
point where you want to divide the scene.
• You can use the following icons to bring the scene to a precise point.
/ : Search (fast playback) backward/forward.
/ : Skip to the beginning/end of the current scene.
: Pause playback.
: Resume playback.
/ : Frame backward/forward (during playback pause).
• Press FUNC. or to stop the playback and cancel the division of the
scene.
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4 Select (
) the
icon and press
to divide the scene.
5 Select ( ) [Yes] and press
.
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
will be 0.5 second.
• If the scene cannot be divided at the point where you paused the playback, advance/reverse a frame and then divide the scene.
• During the playback of a scene that was divided, you may notice some
anomalies in the picture/sound at the point where the scene was cut.
• The following scenes cannot be divided:
- Scenes included in the scene pre-selection (marked with a
checkmark). Remove the selection mark in advance.
- Video snapshot scenes and other scenes that are too short (less than
3 seconds).
- Scenes that were edited using the supplied software ImageMixer 3
SE and were then written back to a memory card connected to a
computer.
• Scenes cannot be divided within 1 second from the beginning or the
end of the scene.
Editing the Playlist: Adding, Deleting, Moving and Playing Back
Create a playlist to play back only the scenes you prefer and in the
order of your choice. You can play back the scenes in the playlist using
your favorite song as background music (
70).
Operating modes:
Adding Scenes to the Playlist
1 Open the original movies index screen.
•
/
/
You can select the original movies in the built-in
memory or on the memory card.
• You can press VIDEO SNAP to open the index screen for video
snapshot scenes.
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2 Select (
,
) the scene you want to add to the playlist, or a
scene recorded on the date you want to add to the playlist.
3 Add the scene(s) to the playlist.
FUNC.
[
Add to Playlist]
Desired option
[Yes]
Options
[All Scenes (this date)]
Adds to the playlist all the scenes that were
recorded on the same day as the selected scene.
[This Scene]
Adds to the playlist only the scene marked with the
orange selection frame.
[Selected Scenes]
Adds to the playlist all the scenes selected in
advance (marked with a
checkmark). Refer to Pre-selecting
Recordings from the Index Screen ( 50).
• When the operation is completed [Scene(s) added to the playlist] will
be displayed.
•
/
/
Scenes are added to the playlist on the same
memory they are recorded on.
• To open the playlist index screen from the original movies index
screen:
/
/
For scenes in the built-in memory, press
INDEX SEL. . For scenes on the memory card, press INDEX SEL. and
then select [Playlist].
Press PLAYLIST .
NOTES
• Deleting or moving scenes in the playlist will not affect the original
recordings.
• You may not be able to add to the playlist scenes that were edited using
the software on the supplied software ImageMixer 3 SE and were then
written back to a memory card connected to a computer.
•
/
/
You can copy scenes from the built-in memory to
the memory card (
77) to include in the memory card’s playlist also
scenes that were originally recorded in the built-in memory.
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Deleting Scenes from the Playlist
Deleting scenes from the playlist will not affect your original recordings.
1 Open the playlist index screen.
•
/
/
Before opening the playlist, you can select the
original movies in the built-in memory or on the memory card to open
the playlist of the respective memory.
• To open the playlist index screen from the original movies index
screen:
/
/
For scenes in the built-in memory, press
INDEX SEL. . For scenes on the memory card, press INDEX SEL. and
then select [Playlist].
Press PLAYLIST .
• You can press VIDEO SNAP to open the playlist index screen for
video snapshot scenes (
56).
2 Select (
,
) the scene you want to delete.
This step is not necessary to delete all scenes.
3 Delete the scene.
FUNC.
[
Delete]
Desired option
[Yes]*
[OK]
FUNC.
* If you selected [All Scenes], you can press
to interrupt the operation while it
is in progress. Some scenes will be deleted nevertheless.
Options
[All Scenes] Deletes all the scenes from the playlist.
[This Scene] Deletes from the playlist only the scene marked with
the orange selection frame.
Moving Scenes in the Playlist
Move the scenes in the playlist to play them back in the order of your
choice.
1 Open the playlist index screen.
•
/
/
Before opening the playlist, you can select the
original movies in the built-in memory or on the memory card to open
the playlist of the respective memory.
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• To open the playlist index screen from the original movies index
screen:
/
/
For scenes in the built-in memory, press
INDEX SEL. . For scenes on the memory card, press INDEX SEL. and
then select [Playlist].
Press PLAYLIST .
• You can press VIDEO SNAP to open the playlist index screen for
video snapshot scenes (
56).
2 Select (
,
) the scene you want to move.
3 Press FUNC. , select [
Move] and press
.
4 Move (
,
) the orange marker to the desired position of the
scene and press
.
The original position of the scene and the current position of the marker
are displayed at the bottom of the screen.
5 Select (
) [Yes] and press
to move the scene.
Capturing Video Snapshot Scenes from a Movie
Capture a series of video snapshot scenes from a movie you have previously recorded.
Operating modes:
1 Play back the movie containing the scene you want to capture.
2 Press START/STOP at the point you want to capture.
• The camcorder captures a video snapshot scene (the blue frame
serves as a visual progress bar) and then automatically changes to
playback pause mode.
• You can change the length of video snapshot scenes with the
[Video Snapshot Length] setting.
• When the camcorder finishes capturing, the screen will momentarily
turn black as if a camera shutter had released.
NOTES
• A video snapshot scene can be captured only during playback; it cannot be captured during playback pause mode.
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•
•
•
•
•
/
/
The captured video snapshot scene is saved to the
same memory that contains the movie.
Video snapshot scenes cannot be captured from any of the following
types of movies.
- Movies shorter than 1 second
- Scenes that were edited using the software on the supplied software
ImageMixer 3 SE and were then written back to a memory card
connected to a computer.
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.
/
/
Copying Scenes to a Memory Card
You can copy original movies or the entire playlist only from the built-in
memory to the corresponding location on the memory card. See Copying
Photos to a Memory Card ( 91) for details on copying photos to the
memory card.
Operating modes:
Copying Original Movies
1 Open the index screen of original movies recorded in the built-in
memory.
• Select the
tab under the
icon.
• You can press VIDEO SNAP to open the index screen for video
snapshot scenes.
2 Select (
,
) the scene you want to copy to the memory card,
or a scene recorded on the date you want to copy.
This step is not necessary to copy all scenes or previously selected
scenes.
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3 Copy the scene(s).
FUNC.
* Press
[
[OK]
Copy (
)]
Desired option
[Yes]*
FUNC.
to interrupt the operation while it is in progress.
Options
[All Scenes] Copies all the scenes to the memory card.
[All Scenes (this date)] Copies to the memory card all the scenes
that were recorded on the same day as the selected scene.
[This Scene]
Copies to the memory card only the scene marked
with the orange selection frame.
[Selected Scenes]
Copies to the memory card all the scenes
selected in advance (marked with a
checkmark). Refer to Preselecting Recordings from the Index Screen ( 50).
Copying the Entire Playlist
1 Open the index screen of the built-in memory’s playlist.
• In the original movies index screen, select the
tab under the
icon, and then open the playlist index screen:
/
/
For scenes in the built-in memory, press
INDEX SEL. . For scenes on the memory card, press INDEX SEL. and
then select [Playlist].
Press PLAYLIST .
• You can press VIDEO SNAP to open the playlist index screen for
video snapshot scenes (
56).
2 Copy the playlist.
FUNC.
* Press
[
Copy (
)]
[Yes]*
[OK]
FUNC.
to interrupt the operation while it is in progress.
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.
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- Do not disconnect the power source or turn off the camcorder.
- Do not change the camcorder’s operating mode.
NOTES
• If the memory card slot cover is open, or the LOCK switch on the memory card is set to prevent writing, you will not be able to copy movies to
the memory card.
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Photos
Refer to this chapter for details on shooting photos – taking
photos and playing them back, capturing photos from video
and printing photos.
Basic Recording
Taking Photos
Operating modes:
1 Turn on the camcorder.
•
/
/
By default,
photos are recorded in the built-in
memory. You can set the memory
card as the recording media for
photos (
35).
• Please read the IMPORTANT
section (
81) before using an
Eye-Fi card.
2 Press PHOTO halfway.
Once the focus is automatically
adjusted,
will turn green and one
or more AF frames will appear.
3 Press PHOTO fully.
The ACCESS indicator will flash as the photo is being recorded.
When you have finished recording
1 Make sure that the ACCESS indicator is off.
2 Turn off the camcorder.
3 Close the LCD panel.
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IMPORTANT
• Observe the following precautions while the ACCESS indicator is on or
flashing. Failing to do so may result in permanent data loss.
- Do not open the memory card slot cover.
- Do not disconnect the power source or turn off the camcorder.
- Do not change the camcorder’s operating mode.
• When recording photos on an Eye-Fi card, photos will be uploaded
automatically if you are within the range of a configured network. Make
sure Eye-Fi cards are approved in the country or region of use.
122).
See also Using an Eye-Fi card (
NOTES
[Frame Rate] is set to [
PF25].
• You cannot take photos when
Also, you cannot take photos when digital zoom is activated (light blue
and dark blue area on the zoom bar).
• When
[Flicker Reduction] is set to [
50 Hz] or [
60 Hz],
the camcorder will automatically adjust the shutter speed.
Selecting Photo Size and Quality
Photos are recorded as JPG files. As a general rule, select a larger
photo size for higher quality. Select the [
1920x1080] size for photos
with an aspect ratio of 16:9.
Operating modes:
Options
Photo size options and the approximate number of photos that can be
recorded on memory cards of various sizes are given in the following
table.
FUNC.
[
1600x1200]
Desired photo size*
FUNC.
Desired photo quality*
* Press
to move back and forth between size and quality selection. The number
displayed on the right corner indicates the approximate number of photos that can
be recorded with the current quality/size setting.
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NOTES
• The actual number of photos that can be recorded will vary depending
on the subject and shooting conditions.
• The camcorder retains the last setting used even if you set the camcorder to
mode.
• When printing photos, use the following guidelines as a reference for
selecting the print size.
- LW 1920x1080: To print photos with a 16:9 aspect ratio. Wide-sized
photo paper is required.
- L 1600x1200: To print photos up to L size (9 x 13 cm) or postcard size
(10 x 14.8 cm).
- S 640x480: To send photos as e-mail attachments or to post on the
Web.
Approximate number of photos available on a memory card

Memory card
128 MB
Photo quality1 →
512 MB

Default value
1 GB


Photo size ↓
LW 1920x1080
50
75
150
315
470
925
670
1,000 1,970
L 1600x1200
55
80
160
340
505
995
720
1,075 2,115
S 640x480
340
490
890
1
2
2,070 2,995 5,390 4,395 6,350 11,4302
: [Super Fine],
: [Fine],
: [Normal].
Approximate number of photos that can actually be recorded on the memory
card. (The maximum number of remaining photos displayed on the screen is
9999.)
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Basic Playback
Viewing Photos
Operating modes:
1 Press
.
• The original movies index screen
will appear in most cases.
• If a photo appears in single photo
view, move the zoom lever toward
W to open the photo index screen.
Proceed to step 3.
2 Open the photo index screen.
•
/
/
You can select
the photos in the built-in memory or
on the memory card.
• Move the zoom lever toward W to
show 15 photos per page; move it
toward T to show 6 photos per page.
3 Select (
,
) a photo.
• Move the orange selection frame to the photo you want to view.
• When you have recorded a large number of photos, you can display
(
) a slidebar below the photo thumbnails and browse (
)
through whole index pages.
4 Press
.
The selected photo is displayed in single photo view.
To return to the index screen from single photo view
1 Open ( ) the joystick guide.
2 Select (
) the
icon and press
.
You can also move the zoom lever toward W
to open the photo index screen.
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Photo Jump Function
When you have recorded a large number of photos, you can jump 10 or
100 photos at a time.
1 Open ( ) the joystick guide.
2 Select (
3 Select (
4 Jump (
) the
)[
icon and press
.
Jump 10 photos] or [
Jump 100 photos].
) the number of photos selected and press
.
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 types of images files that have been transferred to a memory card connected to a computer may not be displayed correctly.
- Images not recorded with this camcorder.
- Images edited on or uploaded from a computer.
- Images whose file names have been changed.
Deleting Photos
You can delete those photos that you are not interested in keeping.
Operating modes:
Deleting a Single Photo
1 In single photo view, select (
2 Open (
3 Select (
) the
4 Select (
) [Yes] and press
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) the photo you want to delete.
) the joystick guide.
icon and press
.
.
Using the FUNC. Menu
1 In single photo view, open the photo selection screen.
FUNC.
[
[
Delete]
Delete] appears on the screen.
2 Select (
) the photo you want to delete and press
3 Select (
) [Yes] and press
.
to delete the photo.
4 Repeat steps 2-3 to delete additional photos or press
to close the menu.
FUNC.
twice
Deleting Photos from the Index Screen
1 Open the photo index screen.
/
/
You can select the photos in the built-in memory or
on the memory card.
2 Select (
,
) the photo you want to delete.
This step is not necessary to delete all photos or previously selected
photos.
3 Delete the photo(s).
FUNC.
[
Delete]
Desired option
[Yes]*
[OK]
FUNC.
* If you selected an option other than [This Photo], you can press
to interrupt
the operation while it is in progress. Some photos will be deleted nevertheless.
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Options
[All Photos] Deletes all the photos.
[This Photo] Deletes only the photo marked with the orange selection frame.
[Selected Photos]
Deletes all the photos selected in advance
checkmark). Refer to Pre-selecting Recordings
from the Index Screen ( 50).
(marked with a
IMPORTANT
• Be careful when deleting photos. Deleted photos cannot be recovered.
• Protected photos cannot be deleted.
Magnifying Photos during Playback
In single photo view, photos can be magnified up to 5 times.
appear for photos that cannot be enlarged.
will
Operating modes:
1 Move the zoom lever toward T.
• The photo is magnified by 2 times and a
frame appears indicating the position of
the magnified area.
• To further enlarge the photo, move the
zoom lever toward T. To reduce the
magnification times, move it toward W.
2 Move (
,
) the frame to the part
of the photo you want to see enlarged.
To cancel the magnification, move the zoom lever toward W until the
frame disappears.
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Additional Functions
Slideshow
You can play a slideshow of all the photos and even set it to music
(
70).
Operating modes:
1 Open the photo index screen.
2 Select the background music to use when playing back the photo
slideshow (
70).
3 Back in the index screen, select first photo of the slideshow.
4 Start the slideshow set to the selected music track.
FUNC.
[
Slideshow]
• During playback, push the joystick (
) to adjust the volume.
• Press FUNC. to stop the slideshow. Hide ( ) the volume controls if
necessary.
To change the slideshow’s transition effects
FUNC.
[
Menu]
Desired option
Options
[
[Slideshow Transition]
FUNC.
( Default value)
Off]
Photos in the slideshow advance without any transition
effect.
[
Dissolve]
The current photo fades out as the next photo
fades in.
[
Slide Image]
Photos slide to the left when they advance.
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NOTES
• The background music may not be played back correctly when playing
back a slideshow from a memory card with slow transfer rates.
• When playing back a slideshow with music from an external audio
player, the slideshow will repeat until the music finishes.
Rotating Photos
You can rotate photos 90 degrees clockwise to change their orientation.
Operating modes:
1 In single photo view, open the photo selection screen.
FUNC.
[
[
Rotate]
Rotate] appears on the screen.
2 Select (
3 Press
) the photo you want to rotate.
to rotate the photo.
4 Repeat steps 2-3 to change the orientation of additional photos or
press FUNC. twice to close the menu.
Histogram Display
In single photo view, you can display the histogram and the icons of all
the functions used at the time of recording. Use the histogram as a reference to verify the correct exposure of the photo.
Operating modes:
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Pixel Count
The area to the right of the histogram
represents highlights and the left side
represents shadows. A photo whose
histogram skews to the right is relatively bright; while one whose histogram peaks to the left, is relatively
dark.
Shadows
Highlights
Capturing Photos from a Movie
You can capture a single photo from a previously recorded scene. The
size of the captured photo will be [LW 1920x1080] and it cannot be
changed, but you can select the photo quality.
POINTS TO CHECK
• Please read the IMPORTANT section (
card.
90) before using an Eye-Fi
Operating modes:
To select the photo capture settings
FUNC.
[ Menu]
[Photo Capture Quality]
FUNC.
Desired photo quality*
* The number displayed at the bottom indicates the approximate number of photos
that can be recorded with the current quality setting.
To capture the photo
1 Play back the scene from which you want to capture a photo.
2 Pause the playback at the point you want to capture.
3 Press PHOTO fully.
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IMPORTANT
• When capturing photos on an Eye-Fi card, photos will be uploaded
automatically if you are within the range of a configured network. Always
verify that Eye-Fi cards have been approved in the country/region of
122).
use. See also Using an Eye-Fi card (
NOTES
• The data code of the photos will reflect the date and time of recording of
the original scene.
• Photos captured from a scene with a lot of fast movement may be
blurred.
•
/
/
Photos will be recorded on the memory selected for
recording photos.
Protecting Photos
You can protect photos from accidental erasure.
Operating modes:
Protecting Single Photos
1 In single photo view, open the photo selection screen.
FUNC.
[
[
Protect]
Protect] appears on the screen.
2 Select (
) the photo you want to protect.
3 Press
to protect the photo.
appears on the bottom bar and the photo cannot be deleted. Press
again to remove the protection.
4 Repeat steps 2-3 to protect additional photos or press
twice to close the menu.
Protecting Photos from the Index Screen
1 Open the photo index screen.
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FUNC.
/
/
You can select the photos in the built-in memory or
on the memory card.
2 Select (
,
FUNC.
) the photo you want to protect.
[
Protect]
Desired option
[Yes]
[OK]
FUNC.
Options
[Individual Photos] Opens the same screen described previously in
Protecting Single Photos. Continue from step 3 of that procedure
to protect the photo.
[Selected Photos]
Protects all the photos selected in advance
checkmark). Refer to Pre-selecting Recordings
from the Index Screen ( 50).
(marked with a
[Remove All]
Removes the protection from all photos.
IMPORTANT
• Initializing the memory will permanently erase all recordings, including
protected photos.
/
/
Copying Photos to a Memory Card
You can copy photos only from the built-in memory to the memory
card.
POINTS TO CHECK
• Please read the IMPORTANT section (
card.
93) before using an Eye-Fi
Operating modes:
Copying a Single Photo
1 Select to view the photos recorded in the built-in memory.
In the index screen, select the
tab under the
icon and move the
zoom lever toward T to return to single photo view.
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2 Open the photo selection screen.
FUNC.
[
[
Copy (
Copy (
)]
)] appears on the screen.
3 Select (
) the photo you want to copy and press
4 Select (
) [Yes] and press
.
to copy the photo.
5 Repeat steps 3-4 to copy additional photos or press
to close the menu.
FUNC.
twice
Copying Photos from the Index Screen
1 Open the index screen of the photos recorded in the built-in
memory.
Move the zoom lever toward W and then select the
tab under the
icon.
2 Select (
,
) the photo you want to copy.
This step is not necessary to copy all photos or previously selected
photos.
3 Copy the photo(s).
FUNC.
[ Copy (
FUNC.
[OK]
)]
Desired option
* If you selected [Selected Photos] or [All Photos], you can press
the operation while it is in progress.
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[Yes]*
to interrupt
Options
[All Photos] Copies all the photos.
[This Photo] Copies only the photo marked with the orange selection frame.
[Selected Photos]
Copies all the photos selected in advance
checkmark). Refer to Pre-selecting Recordings
from the Index Screen ( 50).
(marked with a
IMPORTANT
• Observe the following precautions while the ACCESS indicator is on or
flashing. Failing to do so may result in permanent data loss.
- Do not open the memory card slot cover.
- Do not disconnect the power source or turn off the camcorder.
- Do not change the camcorder’s operating mode.
• When copying photos onto an Eye-Fi card, photos will be uploaded
automatically if you are within the range of a configured network. Always
verify that Eye-Fi cards have been approved in the country/region of
122).
use. See also Using an Eye-Fi card (
NOTES
• If the memory card slot cover is open, or the LOCK switch on the memory card is set to prevent writing, you will not be able to copy photos to
the memory card.
• If there is not enough space on the memory card, as many photos as
possible will be copied before stopping the operation.
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Printing Photos
Printing Photos (Direct Print)
The camcorder can be connected to any PictBridge-compatible
printer. You can mark in advance the photos you want to print and set
the desired number of copies as a print order ( 97).
Canon printers: SELPHY printers of the CP, DS and ES series and inkjet
printers marked with the PictBridge logo.
Operating modes:
Connecting the Camcorder to the Printer
1 Set the camcorder to
mode, single photo view.
/
/
You can select the photos in the built-in memory or
on the memory card. Afterwards, move the zoom lever toward T to
return to single photo view.
2 Turn on the printer.
3 Connect the camcorder to the printer using the supplied USB
cable.
103).
• Connection 4 . Refer to Connection Diagrams (
• If the device selection screen appears, select [Computer/Printer] and
press
.
•
appears and changes to
.
IMPORTANT
• If
continues to flash (for more than 1 minute) or if
does not
appear, the camcorder is not correctly connected to the printer. In such
case, disconnect the USB cable and turn off the camcorder and the
printer. After a short while, turn them on again, set the camcorder to
mode and restore the connection.
• During the following operations, even if you connect a printer to the
camcorder it will not be recognized.
- Deleting all photos
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- Removing all print orders
NOTES
•
will appear for photos that cannot be printed.
• We recommend powering the camcorder using the compact power
adapter.
• Refer also to the printer’s instruction manual.
• If you have no intention to use the optional DW-100 DVD Burner, you
can set
or
[USB Connection Type] to [
Computer/Printer]
so the device selection screen does not appear every time you connect
the camcorder to a printer.
• For best performance, we recommend keeping the number of photos
under 100.
Selecting the Print Settings and Printing
You can select the number of copies and other settings for printing.
Setting options vary depending on your printer model.
Operating modes:
1 Select (
2 Open (
) the photo you wish to print.
) the joystick guide.
3 Select (
) the
icon and press
The print settings menu appears.
.
Current paper settings (paper
size, paper type and page layout)
Date printing
Paper settings
Print effect
Number of copies
4 In the print settings menu, select (
to change and press
.
5 Select (
,
) the setting you want
) the desired setting option and press
.
6 Select (
,
) [Print] and press
.
• Printing starts. The print settings menu disappears when the print job
is completed.
• To continue printing, select (
) another photo.
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Options
[
Paper Size]*
Available paper sizes vary depending on the printer
model.
[
[
Paper Type]* Select [Photo], [Fast Photo], [Plain] or [Default].
Page Layout]* Select [Default], [Bordered] or one of the following page layouts.
[Borderless]: The photo is enlarged and may be slightly cropped
at the edges to fit the paper.
[x photos/sheet]: Refer to the following sidebar.
[
[
] (Date print) Select [On], [Off] or [Default].
] (Print effect) Available only with printers compatible with the
Image Optimize function. Select [On], [Off] or [Default].
Canon inkjet/SELPHY DS printers: You can also select [Vivid],
[NR] and [Vivid+NR].
[
] (Number of copies)
* Select (
,
consecutively.
Select 1-99 copies.
) [Paper Settings] and press
to change all three settings
[x photos/sheet]: Printing multiple photos on the same sheet
When using Canon printers you can print the same photo multiple
times on the same sheet of paper. Use the following table as a guideline
for the recommended number of copies depending on the [
Paper
Size] setting.
[
Paper Size]→
[Credit Card]
[9 x 13 cm]
[10 x 14.8 cm]
[A4]
Inkjet printers
SELPHY DS
–
–
2, 4, 9 or 161
4
SELPHY CP/ES
or 82
2 or 4
2 or 4
–
Canon printer ↓
1
2
2, 4
You can also use the special sticker sheets.
SELPHY CP series only:
- With the [8 photos/sheet] setting, you can also use the special sticker sheets.
- You can use [2 photos/sheet] or [4 photos/sheet] also when using wide-sized
photo paper with [Default] settings.
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NOTES
• Print setting options and [Default] settings vary depending on the printer
model. For details, refer to the printer’s instruction manual.
To cancel a print job
1 Press
([Stop]) while printing.
2 Select (
) [OK] and press
.
When you have finished printing
Disconnect the USB cable from the camcorder and printer and turn off
the camcorder.
Print errors
If an error occurs while printing, an error message (for example, [No
paper]) will appear on the camcorder’s screen. Solve the problem referring to the error message list (
154) and to the printer’s instruction
manual.
• Canon’s PictBridge-compatible printers: If printing does not resume automatically after you solved the problem, select [Continue] and press
to resume printing. If that option is not available, select [Stop] and press
and then restart printing from the beginning.
• Other printers or if the error still persists with a Canon printer: If printing
does not resume automatically, disconnect the USB cable and turn off
the camcorder. After a short while, turn on the camcorder and restore
the USB connection.
Print Orders
You can mark in advance photos you want to print from those recorded
on the memory card, and set the desired number of copies as a print
order. Later, you can easily print out the print orders by inserting the
memory card into the SD memory card slot of DPOF-compatible printers or self-serviced digital photo kiosks. You can set print orders for up
to 998 photos.
Operating modes:
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POINTS TO CHECK
• Only photos on the memory card can be set for print orders.
Marking Single Photos with Print Orders
1 In single photo view, open the photo selection screen.
FUNC.
[
Print Orders]
appears on the screen.
2 Select (
) the photo you want to mark with a print order.
3 Press
to set the print order.
The number of copies appears in orange.
4 Set (
) the number of copies desired and press
.
To cancel the print order, set the number of copies to 0.
5 Repeat steps 2-4 to mark additional photos with print orders or
press FUNC. twice to close the menu.
Setting Print Orders from the Index Screen
1 Open the photo index screen.
2 Select (
,
) the photo you want to mark with a print order.
This step is not necessary to set print orders for previously selected
photos or to remove all the print orders.
3 Set the print orders.
FUNC.
[
[OK]
Print Orders]
Desired option*
[Yes]
FUNC.
* If you selected [Individual Photos], the same screen described previously in
Marking Single Photos with Print Orders will open. Continue from step 3 of that
procedure.
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Options
[Individual Photos] Set print orders for individual photos.
[Selected Photos (1 copy each)] Sets a print order of 1 copy of each
of the photos selected in advance (marked with a checkmark).
50).
Refer to Pre-selecting Recordings from the Index Screen (
[Remove All]
Removes all the print orders.
NOTES
•
/
/
To set print orders set for photos recorded in the
built-in memory, copy the photos to the memory card in advance.
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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.
Terminals on the Camcorder
USB Terminal
Access: Open the left rear terminal cover.
HDMI OUT Terminal*
Access: Open the left rear terminal cover.
The HDMI OUT terminal offers a high-quality
digital connection that combines audio and
video in a single convenient cable.
AV OUT Terminal
Access: Open the right rear terminal cover.
Sound from the built-in speaker will be muted
while the STV-250N Stereo Video Cable is
connected to the camcorder. Adjust the volume
on the connected TV.
COMPONENT OUT Terminal*
Access: Open the left rear terminal cover.
The component video terminal is for video only.
When you use connection 2 do not forget the
audio connections using the AV OUT terminal.
* When connecting a cable to the camcorder, make sure to align the triangle marks
on the cable’s connector and on the camcorder’s terminal (
).
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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 1
(HDMI mini connector)
Type: Digital Quality: High definition Output only
Connect to a high-definition TV (HDTV) with an HDMI input terminal.
HTC-100 HDMI Cable
(optional)
(standard HDMI
connector)
About the HDMITM connection
The HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) connection ( 1 ) 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 1 , there
will be no video output from other terminals.
- Correct operation cannot be guaranteed when connecting the
camcorder to DVI monitors.
- Depending on the HDTV, correct playback of personal video content may
not be possible using connection 1 . Try one of the other connections.
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Connection 2
Type: Analog Quality: High definition Output only
Connect to a high-definition TV (HDTV) with component video input
terminals.
Red
Blue
CTC-100/S Component Cable
(supplied)
Green
White
STV-250N Stereo Video Cable
(supplied)
Connection 3
Red
Type: Analog Quality: Standard definition Output only
Connect to a standard TV or a VCR with audio/video input terminals.
Change the following on the camcorder:
[TV Type] according to the TV set (widescreen or 4:3), if
the TV cannot automatically detect and change the aspect ratio
Yellow
White
STV-250N Stereo Video Cable
(supplied)
Connection 3
Red
In all respects, exactly the same connection as connection 3 .
Connect to a standard TV or VCR with SCART input terminal.
Requires a SCART adapter (commercially available).
STV-250N Stereo Video Cable
(supplied)
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Red
White
Yellow
SCART adapter
(commercially available)
Connection 4
Type: Digital data connection Output only
Connect to a computer to save your recordings, to the optional
DW-100 DVD Burner to create DVD discs from them, or to a printer to
print out photos.
USB Cable
(supplied)
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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 one of the high-definition connections will ensure the best playback quality.
Operating modes:
1 Turn off the camcorder and the TV.
2 Connect the camcorder to the TV.
101) and select the most
Refer to Connection Diagrams (
appropriate connection for your TV.
3 Turn on the connected TV.
On the TV, select as the video input the same terminal to which you
connected the camcorder. Refer to the instruction manual of the
connected TV.
4 Turn on the camcorder and set it to
Play back the movies or photos.
or
mode.
NOTES
• We recommend powering the camcorder using the compact power
adapter.
• Connection 3 or 3 : 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.
• To correctly play back movies recorded with x.v.Colour (
126) on an
HDTV compatible with this standard, additional settings may be
required on the connected HDTV. Refer to the TV’s instruction manual.
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Saving and Sharing Your Recordings
Saving Recordings on a Computer
Movies and photos recorded with this camcorder are saved in the
built-in memory (
/
/
only) or on the memory card.
Because space is limited, make sure to save your recordings on a
computer on a regular basis.
Carefully read the information in SDXC memory cards (
32) before
performing the procedure using recordings made on an SDXC memory card.
Saving Movies
With the supplied software ImageMixer 3 SE you can save scenes to
your computer. The software also offers many options for organizing
your video library, editing video and more.
Installation
See ‘PIXELA Application’ Installation Guide.
Using the software
See ‘ImageMixer 3 SE Software Guide’ (PDF file).
Saving Photos
With the supplied software Photo Application, you can save photos to
your computer, and easily organize and edit them.
Installation
Install the software before you connect the camcorder to the computer
for the first time. See also the relevant sections in the ‘Photo Application’ Instruction Manual ( PHOTO PDF file).
Install the Photo Application module on the supplied Camcorder
Supplemental Disc.
PHOTO
Refer to Installing Photo Application.
• Windows users only: The first time you connect the camcorder to the
computer, you also need to select the CameraWindow auto-launch
setting.
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PHOTO
Refer to Starting CameraWindow.
Using the software
1 Power the camcorder with the compact power adapter.
2 Set the camcorder to
mode, in single photo view.
3 Connect the camcorder to the computer using the supplied USB
cable.
103).
• Connection 4 . Refer to Connection Diagrams (
• If the device selection screen appears, select [Computer/Printer] and
press
.
4 Save the photos onto the computer.
PHOTO Refer to Downloading Still Images to the Computer.
IMPORTANT
• When the camcorder is connected to the computer, do not open the
memory card slot cover and do not remove the memory card.
• Operation may not work correctly depending on the software and the
specifications/settings of your computer.
• If you wish to use the image files on your computer, make copies of
them first. Use the copied files, retaining the originals.
• 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.
NOTES
• Refer also to the computer’s instruction manual.
• Users of Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP and Mac OS X:
Your camcorder is equipped with the standard Picture Transfer Protocol
(PTP) allowing you to transfer photos (JPEG only) simply by connecting
the camcorder to a computer using the supplied USB cable, without
having to install the supplied software Photo Application.
• If you have no intention to use the optional DW-100 DVD Burner, you
can set
or
[USB Connection Type] to [
Computer/Printer]
so the selection screen does not appear every time you connect the
camcorder to a computer.
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• If you connect the camcorder to the computer while it is set to
mode, the process of creating scene thumbnails will start automatically.
In such case, select [Skip] to stop the process and use the computer’s
Safely Remove Hardware function (Windows) or Eject function (Mac OS)
to end the connection to the camcorder. Disconnect the USB cable, set
the camcorder to
mode and restore the connection.
Saving Movies onto High-Definition Discs (AVCHD/Blu-ray Discs)
You can save your video recordings in high definition by creating
AVCHD or Blu-ray discs in your computer using the supplied software
ImageMixer 3 SE. Your computer must have a preinstalled DVD drive
(Blu-ray Disc drive if creating Blu-ray discs) with writing capabilities.
Carefully read the information in SDXC memory cards (
32) before
performing the procedure using recordings made on an SDXC memory card.
Installation
See ‘PIXELA Applications’ Installation Guide.
Using the software
See ‘ImageMixer 3 SE Software Guide’ (PDF file).
Even without a computer, you can save your video recordings in high
definition by creating AVCHD discs using the optional DW-100 DVD
Burner. Refer to this section along with the relevant sections in the
instruction manual of the DW-100.
Operating modes:
Preparations on the Camcorder
When creating AVCHD discs, you can either create a disc with all the
scenes or just the scenes in the playlist. When you create an AVCHD disc
from the playlist, all of the scenes in the playlist will be added to the disc.
1 Power the camcorder with the compact power adapter.
2 Open the index screen that contains the recordings you want to
add to the disc.
• If you are creating an AVCHD disc with all the scenes in the playlist,
open the playlist index screen and proceed to Connecting to the
DW-100 DVD Burner and Creating a Disc ( 108).
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Connecting to the DW-100 DVD Burner and Creating a Disc
1 Turn on the DVD burner.
DW-100 Refer to Creating DVDs.
2 Connect the camcorder to the DVD burner using the supplied
USB cable.
• Connection 4 . Refer to Connection Diagrams (
103) and
DW-100 Connections.
• If the device selection screen appears, select [DVD Burner] and press
.
• When the connection is completed, [No disc] will be displayed.
3 Insert a brand new disc into the DVD burner.
• Use the OPEN/CLOSE button on the DVD burner to open and close
the disc tray.
• After the disc is recognized, an information screen will display the
type of DVD you are creating and the estimated time and number of
discs it will require (based on the disc you inserted).
• If you inserted a DVD-RW disc that already contains data, [The disc
already contains data.] will be displayed. To overwrite the data
(erasing the previous content of the disc), press
, select [Yes] and
press
again.
4 Press the start button on the DVD
burner.
• A progress bar will be displayed on the
screen.
• After pressing the start button (while the
disc is being written) the operation
cannot be canceled.
• When the last disc is finalized, [Task completed] will be displayed.
Take out the disc and close the disc tray.
When the data requires multiple discs
After a disc is finalized, it will be ejected automatically and a message
will appear. Insert the next disc and close the disc tray.
To create an additional copy of the same disc
After the operation is finished, insert a brand new disc, close the disc
tray and repeat the operation.
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IMPORTANT
• While the camcorder is connected to the DVD burner, do not open the
memory card slot cover and do not remove the memory card.
• Observe the following precautions while the ACCESS indicator on the
camcorder is on or flashing. Failing to do so may result in permanent
data loss.
- Do not open the memory card slot cover.
- Do not disconnect the USB cable.
- Do not disconnect the power source or turn off the camcorder or the
DVD burner.
- AVCHD discs created using the optional DW-100 DVD Burner can be
played back only with AVCHD-compatible DVD players or Blu-ray Disc
players. Do not insert an AVCHD disc into a DVD player that is not
compatible with AVCHD specifications as you may not be able to eject
the disc.
• For important information on handling your discs, refer to
DW-100 Cautions on handling.
NOTES
• If a scene does not fit entirely in one disc, it may be divided and continue on the next disc.
• When the camcorder contains a large number of scenes to be saved on
discs, it may take a long time for the connection to the DVD burner
(step 2 above) to be completed. For best performance, we recommend
limiting the number of scenes to be saved to 500 or fewer scenes. (With
500 scenes, it will take approximately 3 minutes to complete the connection.)
• In addition to the JPG image files, Photo DVDs contain a slideshow of
all the photos saved (each played back for approximately 3 seconds).
/
/
Saving Movies onto Standard-Definition Discs
(DVD)
You can convert your high-definition video recordings into standard
definition and save them onto standard DVDs. These are ideal for sharing your videos with family and friends since, unlike AVCHD or Blu-ray
discs, standard DVDs can be played back on most DVD players and
computer DVD drives.
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You can complete the conversion to standard definition in the camcorder and then use the supplied software ImageMixer 3 SE to save
the converted scenes and burn them onto DVDs in your computer.
Your computer must have a preinstalled DVD drive with writing capabilities.
Installation
See ‘PIXELA Applications’ Installation Guide.
Using the software
See ‘ImageMixer 3 SE Software Guide’ (PDF file).
Even without a computer, you can convert your video recordings into
standard definition scenes and create DVDs using the optional DW-100
DVD Burner. Refer to this section along with the relevant sections in the
instruction manual of the DW-100.
Carefully read the information in SDXC memory cards (
32) before
performing the procedure using recordings made on an SDXC memory card.
Operating modes:
Converting Scenes into Standard Definition in the Camcorder
Convert high-definition scenes in the built-in memory to standard definition before creating a DVD disc. Converted scenes will be saved to
the memory card.
1 Power the camcorder using the compact power adapter.
2 Insert a memory card with sufficient available space in the
camcorder.
3 Open the index screen in the built-in memory that contains the
scenes you want to convert.
• You can press VIDEO SNAP to open the index screen for video
snapshot scenes. You can press INDEX SEL. to open the playlist
index screen.
4 Select (
,
) the scene you want to convert.
• This step in not necessary for scenes in the playlist. When converting
the playlist, you cannot convert individual scenes so the entire playlist
will be converted.
5 Convert the scene(s).
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FUNC.
[Convert HD SD (DVD)]1
FUNC.
[OK]
[OK]4
Desired option2,3
1
2
3
If a message appears regarding music files, follow the instructions on the screen.
This step in not necessary for scenes in the playlist.
The left side of the screen displays the total playback time of the scenes to be converted; the right side shows the file size of the scenes after conversion and the
available space on the memory card. Press FUNC. to select the conversion settings (bit rate and recording date/time) as described below.
4 Press
FUNC. and then select [OK] to interrupt the operation while it is in progress.
Options
[This scene] Converts the scene with the orange selection frame.
[Selected Scenes] Converts all the scenes selected in advance
(marked with a
checkmark). Refer to Pre-Selecting Recordings from the Index Screen ( 50).
To select the bit rate
Using a higher bit rate will result in better video quality for the converted scenes.
FUNC.
[Bit Rate (Quality)]
Desired option
[Return]
To embed the recording date and time
The recording date and time will always be displayed on the converted
scene.
FUNC.
[Embed Date/Time]
[On]
[Return]
NOTES
• When converting scenes in the playlist or video snapshot index
screen:
- The scenes are converted with the selected background music
(
70) instead of the original sound.
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- All the selected scenes in the playlist are merged into one converted
scene. However, if the converted scene is too large, it will be split into
2 GB-sized scenes.
- When converting only part of a scene, the maximum length of the
converted scene will be 10 minutes from the starting (playback pause)
point.
- The playlist cannot be converted when its total playback time exceeds
2 hours and 30 minutes.
• The time required to convert scenes is approximately equal to the
scenes’ total running time. Because conversion generally takes longer
on a computer, we recommend using the camcorder to convert scenes.
• You can play back the converted scenes from the [For DVD (SD-VIDEO)]
index screen on the memory card. Open the original movies index
screen on the memory card, press INDEX SEL. and then select [For DVD
(SD-VIDEO)].
Connecting to the Computer and Creating DVD Discs
1 Power the camcorder using the compact power adapter.
2 Open the [For DVD (SD-VIDEO)] index screen on the memory card.
• Open the original movies index screen on the memory card, press
INDEX SEL. then select [For DVD (SD-VIDEO)].
• If the device selection screen appears, select [Computer/Printer] and
press
.
3 Connect the camcorder to the computer using the supplied USB
cable.
103).
• Connection 4 . Refer to Connection Diagrams (
• On the computer, ImageMixer 3 SE will launch automatically and the
startup screen (ImageMixer 3 Launcher) will appear.
4 Click [Disc writing] and continue the operation on the computer
following the software’s indications.
See also ‘ImageMixer 3 SE Software Guide’.
IMPORTANT
• While the camcorder is connected to a computer, do not open the
memory card slot cover and do not remove the memory card.
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• Observe the following precautions while the ACCESS indicator on the
camcorder is on or flashing. Failing to do so may result in permanent
data loss.
- Do not open the memory card slot cover.
- Do not disconnect the USB cable.
- Do not disconnect the power source or turn off the camcorder or the
computer.
Connecting to the DW-100 DVD Burner and Creating DVD Discs
When creating DVD discs, all of the converted scenes will be added to
the disc.
Operating modes:
1 Power the camcorder using the compact power adapter.
2 Open the [For DVD (SD-VIDEO)] index screen on the memory card.
• Open the original movies index screen on the memory card, press
INDEX SEL. then select [For DVD (SD-VIDEO)].
3 Connect the camcorder to the DW-100 DVD Burner and create the
disc.
The procedure is the same as that for burning AVCHD discs (
108).
IMPORTANT
• While the camcorder is connected to the DVD burner, do not open the
memory card slot cover and do not remove the memory card.
• Observe the following precautions while the ACCESS indicator on the
camcorder is on or flashing. Failing to do so may result in permanent
data loss.
- Do not open the memory card slot cover.
- Do not disconnect the USB cable.
- Do not disconnect the power source or turn off the camcorder or the
DVD burner.
- Do not change the camcorder’s operating mode.
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NOTES
• When the camcorder contains a large number of scenes to be saved on
discs, it may take a long time for the connection to the DVD burner to
be completed. For best performance, we recommend limiting the number of scenes to be saved to 500 or fewer scenes. (With 500 scenes, it
will take approximately 3 minutes to complete the connection.)
Creating Photo DVDs
Using the optional DW-100 DVD Burner, you can create Photo DVDs,
which are standard DVDs that contain all your photos as JPG files as
well as a slideshow* of all the photos with the selected background
music (
70). Refer to this section along with the relevant sections in
the instruction manual of the DW-100.
* Photos in the slideshow advance at 3-second intervals.
Carefully read the information in SDXC memory cards (
32) before
performing the procedure using recordings made on an SDXC memory card.
Operating modes:
1 Power the camcorder using the compact power adapter.
2 Open the photo index screen with the photos you want to add to the disc.
•
/
/
You can select the photos in the built-in memory
or on the memory card.
3 Connect the camcorder to the DW-100 DVD Burner and create the disc.
• The procedure is the same as that for burning AVCHD discs (
108).
IMPORTANT
• While the camcorder is connected to the DVD burner, do not open the
memory card slot cover and do not remove the memory card.
• Observe the following precautions while the ACCESS indicator on the
camcorder is on or flashing. Failing to do so may result in permanent
data loss.
- Do not open the memory card slot cover.
- Do not disconnect the USB cable.
- Do not disconnect the power source or turn off the camcorder or the
DVD burner.
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- Do not change the camcorder’s operating mode.
NOTES
• If you are creating a Photo DVD from photos on the memory card and
the memory card contains scenes converted into standard definition for
Web upload, the thumbnails for those scenes will also be added to the
Photo DVD as image files.
Playing Back Discs Using the DW-100 DVD Burner
You can use the optional DW-100 DVD Burner and the camcorder also to
play back high-definition (AVCHD) discs. This is very convenient, for
example to play back your discs even in a location where an AVCHDcompatible DVD player is not available.
Operating modes:
1 Connect the camcorder to the TV.
101). Select connection 1 or 2 to
Refer to Connection Diagrams (
enjoy high-definition playback.
2 Turn on the camcorder and set it to
mode (
43).
3 Turn on the DVD burner and set it to Disc Playback mode.
DW-100 Refer to Playing DVDs.
4 Connect the camcorder to the DVD burner using the supplied
USB cable.
103) and
• Connection 4 . Refer to Connection Diagrams (
DW-100 Connections.
• If the device selection screen appears, select [DVD Burner] and press
.
5 Insert the disc you want to play back into the DVD burner.
• Use the OPEN/CLOSE button on the DVD burner to open and close
the disc tray.
• After the disc is recognized, the disc’s content will be displayed in an
index screen.
6 Select (
,
) the scene you want to play back and press
to begin the playback.
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IMPORTANT
• While the camcorder is connected to the DVD burner, do not open the
memory card slot cover and do not remove the memory card.
NOTES
• Only AVCHD discs created with the DW-100 DVD burner can be played
back using the DVD burner.
• The camcorder’s menus cannot be accessed while the camcorder is
connected to the DVD burner.
• With the exception of fast playback at 60x speed, special playback
modes (
44) can be used also for disc playback.
To play back standard-definition DVDs and Photo DVDs
Standard-definition DVDs and Photo DVDs are created using DVDVideo specifications. Play back these DVDs using standard DVD players. If your computer has a DVD drive, you can play back the slideshow
as a DVD and you can also access individual photos as JPG files.
NOTES
• Standard-definition DVDs and Photo DVDs cannot be played back
using the DW-100 DVD Burner.
Copying Your Recordings to an External Video Recorder
In High Definition
Connect the camcorder to AVCHD-compatible digital video recorders
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.
Details will vary depending on the device used so be sure to refer to
the instruction manual of the digital video recorder used.
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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.
Operating modes:
Connecting
Connect the camcorder to the VCR using Connection 3 or 3 . Refer to
Connection Diagrams (
102).
Recording
1 External device: Load a blank cassette or disc and set the device
to record pause mode.
2 Turn on the camcorder and set it to
mode.
3 Camcorder: Locate the scene you wish to copy and pause the
playback just before the desired scene.
4 Camcorder: Resume playback.
• Push the joystick ( ) to hide the joystick guide.
• By default, on-screen displays will be embedded in the output video
signal. You can change the displays by repeatedly pressing DISP.
( 65).
5 External device: Start recording when the scene you wish to copy
appears; stop recording when it ends.
6 Camcorder: Stop playback.
NOTES
• We recommend powering the camcorder using the compact power
adapter.
Uploading Movies to Video Sharing Web Sites
You can convert your high-definition video recordings into standard
definition in order to upload them to your favorite video sharing Web
site.
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If you are using an Eye-Fi card, after converting your video recordings
into standard definition scenes you can upload your movies wirelessly,
directly from the camcorder. Refer to Eye-Fi’s homepage for the latest
information on compatible Web sites.
/
/
You can complete the conversion to standard definition in the camcorder and then use the supplied software ImageMixer
3 SE to upload your videos to the Web.
Use the supplied software ImageMixer 3 SE to upload your videos to the Web.
Installation
See ‘PIXELA Applications’ Installation Guide.
Using the software
See ‘ImageMixer 3 SE Software Guide’ (PDF file).
Operating modes:
/
/
Converting Scenes into Standard Definition in the
Camcorder
1 Power the camcorder using the compact power adapter.
2 Insert a memory card with sufficient available space in the
camcorder.
3 Open the index screen in the built-in memory that contains the
scenes you want to convert.
• You can press VIDEO SNAP to open the index screen for video
snapshot scenes (
56). You can press INDEX SEL. to open the
playlist index screen.
4 Select (
,
) the scene you want to convert.
• You can select in advance the scenes you want to convert. Refer to
Pre-selecting Recordings from the Index Screen ( 50).
• When converting the playlist, you cannot convert individual scenes
so the entire playlist will be converted.
5 Convert the scene(s).
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WEB
[OK]
• If a message appears regarding music files, follow the instructions on
the screen.
• The left side of the screen displays the total playback time of the
scenes to be converted; the right side shows the file size of the
scenes after conversion and the available space on the memory
card. Press FUNC. to select the conversion settings (bit rate and
recording date/time) as described below.
• Press FUNC. and then select [OK] to interrupt the operation while it is
in progress.
6 When the conversion is completed, a confirmation screen will
appear.
Connect the camcorder to the computer at this point (
101) to
continue uploading the converted videos to the Web or select [End
Without Connecting] to connect to the computer later.
To select the bit rate
Using a higher bit rate will result in better video quality for the converted scenes but they will take longer to upload.
FUNC.
[Bit Rate (Quality)]
Desired option
[Return]
To embed the recording date and time
The recording date and time will always be displayed on the converted
scene.
FUNC.
[Embed Date/Time]
[On]
[Return]
To convert only part of a scene
After step 3 above, play back the scene you want to convert. Pause the
playback at the point where you want the conversion to begin and continue with step 4.
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NOTES
• When converting scenes in the playlist or video snapshot index
screen:
- The scenes are converted with the selected background music
(
70) instead of the original sound.
- All the selected scenes in the playlist are merged into one converted
scene. However, if the converted scene is too large, it will be split into
scenes that are 10 minutes long each.
- The playlist cannot be converted when its total playback time exceeds
2 hours and 30 minutes.
• The time required to convert scenes is approximately equal to the
scene’s total running time. Because conversion generally takes longer
on a computer, we recommend using the camcorder to convert scenes.
• You can play back the converted scenes from the [For Web (MPEG-2)]
index screen on the memory card. Open the original movies index
screen on the memory card, press INDEX SEL. and then select [For Web
(MPEG-2)].
Connecting to the Computer and Uploading your Videos
If you are connecting the camcorder to the computer immediately after
the conversion described in the previous section, start this procedure
from step 3 below. Otherwise, start this procedure from the beginning.
1 Power the camcorder using the compact power adapter.
2 Open the [For Web (MPEG-2)] index screen on the memory card.
Open the original movies index screen on the memory card, press
INDEX SEL. then select [For Web (MPEG-2)].
3 Connect the camcorder to the computer using the supplied USB
cable.
103).
• Connection 4 . Refer to Connection Diagrams (
• If the device selection screen appears, select [Computer/Printer] and
press
.
• On the computer, ImageMixer 3 SE will launch automatically and the
startup screen (ImageMixer 3 Launcher) will appear.
4 Click [Web upload] and continue the operation on the computer
following the software’s indications.
• See also ‘ImageMixer 3 SE Software Guide’.
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IMPORTANT
• While the camcorder is connected to the computer, do not open the
memory card slot cover and do not remove the memory card.
• Observe the following precautions while the ACCESS indicator is on or
flashing. Failing to do so may result in permanent data loss.
- Do not open the memory card slot cover.
- Do not disconnect the USB cable.
- Do not disconnect the power source or turn off the camcorder or the
computer.
Uploading your Videos Wirelessly
If you are using an Eye-Fi card, you can automatically upload the movies from the [For Web (MPEG-2)] index screen to your favorite video
sharing Web site. You will need to have installed the software supplied
with your Eye-Fi card and completed all the required configuration
setup in advance. Refer to the instruction manual of the Eye-Fi card.
Please read the IMPORTANT section (
122) before using an Eye-Fi
card.
1 Insert your Eye-Fi card in the camcorder and make sure there is
sufficient available space on the card.
2 Convert the desired movie (
118).
• When the conversion is completed, select [End Without Connecting]
and press
.
• If you are within the range of a configured network, Web upload will
start automatically after the conversion is completed.
• The status of the wireless communication is shown by the Eye-Fi
icon as follows:
(grayed out) Communication not established
(white, flashing) Connecting;
(white, continuously on)
Wireless upload on standby
(animated) Wireless upload in progress
[Eye-Fi Communication] is set to [
Off]
Wireless upload stopped by the camcorder (
145)
Error reading from the Eye-Fi card (
143)
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IMPORTANT
Using an Eye-Fi card:
• This product is not guaranteed to support Eye-Fi card functions (including wireless transfer). In case of an issue with an Eye-Fi card, please
check with the card manufacturer. Also note that an approval is required
to use Eye-Fi cards in many countries or regions. Without approval, use
of the card is not permitted. If it is unclear whether the card has been
approved for use in the area, please check with the card manufacturer.
• Do not use Eye-Fi cards on airplanes and in other places where wireless
communication is forbidden. Remove the Eye-Fi card from the camcorder beforehand.
NOTES
• Depending on the amount of data to be transferred or wireless signal
conditions, uploading may take a long time. In addition, if wireless signal
conditions worsen, uploading may be interrupted.
• Wireless transfer will decrease the effective usage time of the battery
pack. You can power the camcorder using the compact power adapter
so the battery pack will not be consumed.
• While files are being uploaded, the camcorder’s automatic power off
function will be disabled.
• If the LOCK switch on the Eye-Fi card is set to prevent writing, you cannot change the [Eye-Fi Communication] setting. In such case, the
icon will appear on the screen. Change the position of the LOCK switch
to change the setting.
• The ACCESS indicator may flash periodically while the Eye-Fi card is in
use.
* This menu option will appear only when using an Eye-Fi card.
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Additional Information
This chapter contains troubleshooting advice, screen messages, handling and maintenance tips, and other information.
Appendix: Menu Options Lists
Menu items not available appear grayed out. For details about how to
select an item, refer to Using the Menus (
28). For details about each
function, see the reference page. Menu options without a reference
page are explained after the tables. Menu options in boldface indicate
default values.
FUNC. Menu
FUNC. Menu
FUNC. Menu (
Mode)
Menu item
Recording programs
Setting options
[
[
Programmed AE]
Cine Mode]
z
z
z
z
55
53
[
[
[
Portrait], [ Sports], [ Snow],
Beach], [ Sunset], [
Night Scene],
Low Light], [ Spotlight], [ Fireworks]
z
z
53
White balance
[
[
Automatic], [
Custom WB]
z
z
61
Image effects
[
[
[
z
z
63
Digital effects
[
[
Digital Effect Off], [ Fade Trigger],
Wipe], [
Black & White], [
Sepia]
z
–
63
[
[
Digital Effect Off], [
Sepia]
–
z
Daylight], [
Tungsten],
Image Effect Off], [
Vivid],
Neutral], [
Low Sharpening],
Soft Skin Detail]
Black & White],
Additional Information Š 123
Menu item
Setting options
Recording mode
[
[
[
[
High Quality 17 Mbps],
High Quality 12 Mbps],
Standard Play 7 Mbps],
Long Play 5 Mbps]
Photo size/quality
[
[
1920x1080], [
640x480]
[
Super Fine], [
1600x1200],
Fine], [
z
–
39
–
z
81
Normal]
Setup Menus
FUNC. Menu (Playback Modes)
(movie playback),
(playback of video snapshot scenes):
- available only
in the original index screen;
- available only in the playlist index screen; z - available in both; — - not available in either.
(photo playback):
- available only in single photo view;
- available only in
the photo index screen; z - available in both; — - not available in either.
Menu item
Setting options
[Select Music]
[Off], list of background music tracks
[Select]
[Individual Scenes],
[Remove All Selections]
[Individual Photos],
[Remove All Selections]
/
/
[All Scenes], [All Scenes (this date)],
[This Scene], [Selected Scenes]
)]
[No], [Yes]
[Copy (
z
–
–
[All Photos], [This Photo],
[Selected Photos]
–
–
[Divide]
–
[Move]
–
124 Š Additional Information
50
–
77
–
–
[All Scenes (this date)], [This Scene],
[Selected Scenes]
–
–
[No], [Yes]
[Add to Playlist]
70,
87
–
91
–
73
–
72
–
75
Menu item
[Protect]
Setting options
–
–
–
[Individual Photos], [Selected Photos],
[Remove All]
–
–
0-99 copies
–
–
[Individual Photos],
[Selected Photos (1 copy each)],
[Remove All]
–
–
[Rotate]
–
–
–
[Delete]
[All Scenes], [All Scenes (this date)],
[This Scene], [Selected Scenes]
[Print Orders]1
[Convert HD
(DVD)]2
[Slideshow]
1
2
/
88
–
[No], [Yes]
–
–
[All Photos], [This Photo],
[Selected Photos]
–
–
[Calendar Screen], [Date Selection]
–
51
75
84
–
[Scenes with Faces]
/
97
–
[All Scenes], [This Scene]
[Scene Search]
90
47
–
[This Scene], [Selected Scene]
–
[Cancel], [OK]
–
109
SD
–
–
–
z
87
/
/
Available only for photos on the memory card.
Available only for scenes in the built in memory.
Additional Information Š 125
Setup Menus
Camera Setup 1 (
Mode)
Menu item
/
/
Setting options
[Built-in Mem.], [Mem. Card]
35
[Rec Media for Movies]
/
/
[Built-in Mem.], [Mem. Card]
[Rec Media for Photos]
[
On], [
[Frame Rate]
[
50i (Standard)], [
[x.v.Colour]
[
/
/
Off]
35
[Relay Recording
]
[Video Snapshot Length] [
], [
On
2 sec], [
PF25]
–
Off]
4 sec], [
–
8 sec]
–
[Frame Rate]: Selects the frame rate to be used when recording.
[
PF25]: 25 frames per second, progressive. Using this frame rate will
give your recordings a cinematic look. When combined with the [
Cine
Mode] recording program (
55), the cinematic look will be enhanced.
• You cannot take photos when [Frame Rate] is set to [
PF25].
[x.v.Colour]: Uses a color space with an extended gamut to achieve
deeper colors, closer to real life.
• Use this function to record video only when you intend to play back your
recordings on an HDTV compatible with x.v.Colour, connected to the
camcorder using an HDMI cable. If recordings made with x.v.Colour are
played back on a non-compatible TV, colors may not be reproduced
correctly.
[Video Snapshot Length]: Selects the length of video snapshot scenes.
Camera Setup 2 (
Mode)
Menu item
Setting options
[Digital Zoom]
[
Off], [
[Zoom Speed]
[
[
Variable], [
Speed 1]
126 Š Additional Information
80x], [
400x]*
Speed 3], [
–
Speed 2],
40
Menu item
Setting options
[AF Mode]
[
Instant AF], [
[Image Stabilizer]**
[
Dynamic], [
[Flicker Reduction]
[
Off], [
Normal AF]
–
Standard], [
50 Hz], [
Off]
–
60 Hz]
–
[Auto Slow Shutter]
[
On], [
Off]
–
[Auto Backlight
Correction]
[
On], [
Off]
–
* [
800x] for the
** For movies only.
.
[Digital Zoom]: Determines the
Optical zoom
operation of the digital zoom.
The color of the indicator indicates the zoom.
• When activated, the camcorder will switch automatically
to digital zoom when you zoom
White
in beyond the optical zoom
range.
Up to 20x
• With the digital zoom the
image is digitally processed, so
the image resolution will deteri- * 800x for the
orate the more you zoom in.
Digital zoom
Light
blue
Dark
blue
20x 80x
80x 400x*
.
[AF Mode]: Select how fast the autofocus will operate.
• With [
Instant AF] the autofocus adjusts quickly to a new subject.
This is convenient for example when changing the focus from a near
subject to a far subject in the background, or when recording moving
subjects.
[Image Stabilizer]: The image stabilizer compensates for camcorder
shake. You can select the degree of compensation.
[
Dynamic]: This setting compensates for a higher degree of camcorder shake, such as when shooting while walking, and is more effective
as the zoom approaches full wide angle.
[
Standard]: This setting compensates for a lower degree for camcorder shake, such as when shooting while remaining stationary, and is
suitable for shooting natural-looking scenes.
[
Off]: Use this setting when the camcorder is mounted on a tripod.
Additional Information Š 127
• If the degree of camcorder shake is too high, the image stabilizer may
not be able to fully compensate. The image stabilizer may not be able to
successfully eliminate all blur if the camcorder or the subject is moving
too much.
• The image stabilizer may not work well on subjects with low contrast,
with a recurring, repetitive pattern or without vertical lines.
• When [Image Stabilizer] is set to [
Dynamic], if the background’s
movement does not appear natural, select [
Standard] or [
Off].
[Flicker Reduction]: If the screen starts to flicker when recording movies
under fluorescent lights, change the setting to reduce the effect.
• Flicker reduction can be activated only when the recording program is
set to [ Programmed AE.]
[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].
• The auto slow shutter can only be activated when the recording program is set to [ Programmed AE], but the setting will not change even
if you set the camcorder to
mode.
• If a trailing afterimage appears, set the slow shutter to [
Off].
• If
(camcorder shake warning) appears, we recommend stabilizing
the camcorder, for example, by mounting it on a tripod.
[Auto Backlight Correction]: When shooting subjects with a strong light
source behind them, you can have the camcorder automatically correct
for the backlight.
• In
mode, auto backlight correction will automatically be set to
[
On].
Camera Setup 3 (
Mode)
Menu item
Setting options
], [
Off]
[Self Timer]
[
On
[Focus Assistance]
[
On], [
[Onscreen Markers]
[
[
Off], [
Level (White)], [
Level (Gray)],
Grid (White)], [
Grid (Gray)]
–
[Audio Level Indicator]
[
On], [
66
[Wind Screen]
[
Automatic], [
128 Š Additional Information
57
Off]
–
Off]
Off
]
–
Menu item
Setting options
[Microphone Attenuator] [
On
], [
Off]
–
[Focus Assistance]: When the focus assistance is activated, the image at
the center of the screen is magnified to help you focus manually (
59).
• Using the focus assistance will not affect the recordings. It will be cancelled automatically after 4 seconds or when you start recording.
[Onscreen Markers]: You can display a grid or a horizontal line at the center of the screen. Use the markers as a reference to make sure your subject is framed correctly (vertically and/or horizontally).
• Using the onscreen markers will not affect the recordings.
[Wind Screen]: The camcorder automatically reduces the background
sound of wind when recording outdoors.
• Some low-frequency sounds will be suppressed along with the sound
of wind. When recording in surroundings unaffected by wind or if you
want to record low-frequency sounds, we recommend setting the wind
screen to [
Off
].
[Microphone Attenuator]: Helps prevent audio distortions in due to high
audio recording levels.
• Set the microphone attenuator to [
On
] when the audio recording level (
66) is set correctly but the audio still sounds distorted.
When the microphone attenuator is activated,
appears on the
screen.
/
Playback Setup
Menu item
/
/
Setting options
[Built-in Mem.], [Mem. Card]
z
–
35
z
–
89
z
–
126
z
–
–
[Rec Media for
Photos]
[Photo Capture
Quality]
[
[Video Snapshot
Length]
[
[Data Code]
[
[
Super Fine], [
2 sec], [
Fine], [
4 sec], [
Date], [
Time], [
Camera Data]
Normal]
8 sec]
Date and Time],
Additional Information Š 129
Menu item
Setting options
[USB Connection
Type]
[
[
DVD Burner], [
Computer/Printer],
Connect and Set]
[Slideshow
Transition]
[
Off], [
Dissolve], [
Slide Image]
z
z
–
–
z
87
[Data Code]: Displays the date and/or time when the scene was recorded.
[ Camera Data]: Displays the aperture (f-stop) and shutter speed used
when recording the scene.
[USB Connection Type]: Select the connection protocol to use when connecting the camcorder to an external device using the supplied USB
cable.
[
DVD Burner]: To connect exclusively to the optional DW-100 DVD
Burner.
[
Computer/Printer]: To connect to a computer, printer or similar USB
peripheral.
[
Connect and Set]: To make the selection from a screen that appears
at the time of the connection to the external device.
System Setup 1
Menu item
Setting options
[Output Onscreen Displays] [
On], [
Off]
[LCD Brightness]
[LCD Screen Dimmer]
[
On], [
[TV Type]1
[
Normal TV], [
Off]
[
On], [
[Speaker Volume]
[Demo Mode]
1
Off]
Wide TV]
z
–
–
–
z
z
z
–
z
z
z
–
–
z
z
–
–
z
z
–
z
–
–
–
Option not available when the camcorder is connected to an HDTV using an HDMI
cable.
[Output Onscreen Displays]: When set to [
On], the camcorder’s onscreen displays will appear also on the screen of a TV or monitor connected to the camcorder.
130 Š Additional Information
[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 Screen Dimmer]: When set to [
On], the LCD screen is dimmed.
Doing so is ideal when using the camcorder in locations where the LCD’s
illumination could become a nuisance to others. Hold DISP. pressed
down for about 2 seconds to restore the LCD’s normal brightness.
• Dimming the LCD screen does not affect the brightness of your recordings or the brightness of the playback image on a TV.
• When the screen dimmer is set to [
Off], the LCD screen will return
to the brightness level that was in use before the screen was dimmed.
[TV Type]: When you connect the camcorder to a TV using the supplied
STV-250N Stereo Video Cable, select the setting according to the type of
TV in order to display the picture in full and in the correct aspect ratio.
[
Normal TV]: TV sets with 4:3 aspect ratio.
[
Wide TV]: TV sets with 16:9 aspect ratio.
• When the TV type is set to [
Normal TV], during the playback of
video originally recorded with an aspect ratio of 16:9, the picture will not
be displayed fullscreen.
[Speaker Volume]: Adjust (
) the volume of the playback. You can also
adjust the volume using the joystick guide (
43).
[Demo Mode]: The demonstration mode displays the camcorder’s main
features. It starts automatically when the camcorder is powered with the
compact power adapter if you leave it turned on without a memory card
for more than 5 minutes.
• To cancel the demo mode once it has started, press any button or turn
off the camcorder.
System Setup 2
Menu item
[Notification Sounds]
Setting options
[
[
High Volume],
Low Volume], [
z
z
z
–
z
z
z
–
Off]
[Power Saving Mode]
[
On], [
[Quick Start]
[
[
Off], [
10 min],
20 min], [
30 min]
z
–
–
–
[Control for HDMI]1
[
On], [
z
z
z
–
Off]
Off]
Additional Information Š 131
Menu item
/
Setting options
/
/
[Initialize
/
[Initialize
]
]
/
z
z2
z
36
[Built-in Mem.], [Mem. Card]
[Quick Initialization],
[Complete Initialization]
[Photo Numbering]
[
z
z
z
–
[Firmware]
–
–
–
z
–
[Reset All]
[No], [Yes]
z
z
z
–
[Eye-Fi Communication]
[
z
z
z
121
1
2
Reset], [
Continuous]
Automatic], [
Off]
Option not available when the camcorder is connected to an HDTV using an HDMI
cable.
Option available only from the original movies index screen.
[Notification Sounds]: A beep will accompany some operations like turning on the camcorder, the self-timer countdown, etc.
[Power Saving Mode]: In order to save power when the camcorder is
powered by a battery pack, it will automatically shut off if left without any
operation for 5 minutes.
• Approximately 30 seconds before the camcorder shuts off, [Auto Power
Off] will appear.
• In standby mode, the camcorder will shut off after the time selected for
the [Quick Start] setting.
[Quick Start]: Select whether to activate the Quick Start function ( 41)
when you close the LCD panel in a recording mode and the length of time
after which the camcorder will end the standby mode and shut off automatically.
[Control for HDMI]: Activates the HDMI-CEC (Consumer Electronics Control) function. When you connect the camcorder to an HDTV compatible
with HDMI-CEC using an HDMI cable, you can control the camcorder’s
playback using the remote control of the TV.
• If set to [
On], when the camcorder is connected to a compatible
HDTV using an HDMI cable, the video input on the TV will automatically
be set to the camcorder’s video input. Then, you can use the up/down/
left/right buttons and the OK or SET button on the TV’s remote control
to play back your recordings.
132 Š Additional Information
• Depending on the TV set, additional settings may be required on the TV
itself to activate the HDMI-CEC function. Refer to the TV’s instruction
manual.
• Correct operation of the HDMI-CEC function cannot be guaranteed
even when connecting the camcorder to compatible TV sets. If you
cannot use the remote control of the TV, set [Control for HDMI] to
[
Off] and operate the camcorder directly.
• The remote control of the TV can only be used to play back movies or
photos (
or
mode only). If the camcorder is connected to the
TV while it is set to
or
mode, depending on the TV used,
turning off the TV will automatically turn off the camcorder even if it is
recording at the time.
• We recommend not connecting more than 3 HDMI-CEC compatible
devices at a time.
[Photo Numbering]: Select the photo numbering method to be used on a
new memory card. Photos are automatically assigned consecutive numbers from 0101 to 9900, and stored in folders containing up to 100 photos. Folders are numbered from 101 to 998.
[
Reset]: Photo numbers will restart from 101-0101 every time you
insert a new memory card.
[
Continuous]: Photo numbers will continue from the number following
that of the last photo recorded with the camcorder.
• If the memory card you insert already contains a photo with a larger
number, a new photo will be assigned a number one higher than that of
the last photo on the memory card.
• We recommend using the [
Continuous] setting.
• The photo number indicates the name and location of the file on the
memory card. For example, the file name of a photo numbered 1010107 is “IMG_0107.JPG”, stored under the folder “DCIM\101CANON”.
[Firmware]: You can verify the current version of the camcorder’s firmware. This menu option is usually unavailable.
[Reset All]: Resets all the camcorder’s settings to default values.
Additional Information Š 133
Language and Date/Time Setup
Menu item
[Language
Setting options
]
[
], [Dansk], [Deutsch],
[
], [English], [Español],
[Français], [Italiano], [Magyar],
[Melayu], [Nederlands], [Polski],
[Português], [
], [Suomi],
[Svenska], [Türkçe], [
],
[
], [
], [
],
[
], [
], [
]
z
z
z
31
[Time Zone/DST]
List of world time zones
z
z
z
31
[Date/Time]
–
z
z
z
30
[Date Format]
[Y.M.D AM/PM (2010.1.1 AM 12:00)],
[Y.M.D 24H (2010.1.1 0:00)],
[M.D,Y AM/PM
(Jan. 1, 2010 12:00 AM)],
[M.D,Y 24H (Jan. 1, 2010 0:00)],
[D.M.Y AM/PM
(1.Jan.2010 12:00 AM)],
[D.M.Y 24H (1.Jan.2010 0:00)]
z
z
z
–
[Calendar Start Day]
[Saturday], [Sunday], [Monday]
–
z
–
–
[Date Format]: Select the date format to be used for most on-screen displays, and (if selected) for the date printed on photos.
[Calendar Start Day]: Select the day on which the week starts for the calendar display (
47).
Information Screens
Menu item
Setting options
–
z
z
z
–
[Memory Card Info]
–
z
z
z
–
[HDMI Status]
–
z
z
z
–
/
/
[Memory Info]
134 Š Additional Information
[Memory Info]/[Memory Card Info]: Displays a screen where you can verify how much of the built-in memory or the memory card is currently in use
(
total recording time and
total number of photos) and how much
space remains available for recording.
• Estimated figures about available movie recording time and available
number of photos are approximate and based on the recording mode
and photo quality/size settings currently in use.
•
/
/
The total space for the built-in memory may be less
166).
than the capacity listed in Specifications (
• In the [Memory Card Info] screen you can verify also the Speed Class of
the memory card.
[HDMI Status]: Displays a screen where you can verify the standard of the
output signal from the HDMI OUT terminal.
Additional Information Š 135
Appendix: Onscreen Icons and Displays
Recording Movies
Operating mode (
24)
Recording program (
53, 55)
White balance (
61)
Image effect (
63)
Digital effect (
63)
Recording mode (
39)
Flicker reduction (
127)
Pre-recording (
57)
Memory operation (
139)
Instant AF (
127),
MF Manual focus (
59)
a Eye-Fi wireless communication (
A
121)
s Remaining battery time (
A
139)
d While recording/during playback: Scene
A
counter (hours : minutes : seconds) In
record pause mode: Total number of scenes
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
q
A
136 Š Additional Information
f Remaining recording time
A
On the memory card
/
/
In the builtin memory
A Image stabilizer (
g
127)
h 25F progressive frame rate
A
A
j
k
A
l
A
q
S
a
S
s
S
d
S
(
55, 139)
Face detection (
60)
Wind screen off (
128)
x.v.Colour (
126)
Audio level indicator (
66)
Microphone attenuator (
129)
Level marker (
128)
Joystick guide (
27)
Recording Photos
f Zoom (
S
40),
Exposure
(
58)
g Photo quality/size (
S
81)
h Self timer (
S
57)
j Number of available photos
S
On the memory card
/
/
In the builtin memory
S
k
l
S
q
D
a
D
Camcorder shake warning (
Face detection (
60)
AF frame (
80)
Focus and exposure lock (
127)
80)
Playing Movies (During Playback)
D Data code (
s
65)
d Scene number
D
Additional Information Š 137
Viewing Photos
D Histogram (
f
88)
g Current photo / Total number of
D
D
h
j
D
k
D
l
D
photos
Photo number (
132)
Protected photo mark (
90)
Date and time of recording
File size
F
q
a
F
s
F
d
F
f
F
* The light metering mode cannot be changed.
138 Š Additional Information
Manual exposure (
58)
Photo size (
81)
Aperture value
Evaluative light metering*
Shutter speed
Memory operation
Record,
Record pause,
Playback,
Fast reverse playback,
Slow playback,
Playback pause,
Fast playback,
Slow reverse playback
Remaining battery time
• The icon shows a rough estimate
100%
75%
50%
25%
0%
of the remaining charge as a
percentage of the full charge of
the battery pack.
• When
is displayed in red, replace the battery pack with a fully charged one.
• 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.
Remaining recording time
End] (built-in memory,
/
When there is no more free space on the memory, [
only) or [
End] (memory card) will be displayed and the recording
/
will stop.
25F progressive frame rate
Select the 25F progressive frame rate (
55) to give your recordings a cinematic look.
You can combine this frame rate with the [
Cine Mode] recording program to
enhance the effect.
Number of available photos
in red: There is no memory card in the camcorder.
in green: 6 or more photos
in yellow: 1 to 5 photos
in red: No more photos
can be recorded.
• When viewing the photos, the display will always be in green.
• Depending on the recording conditions, the number of available photos displayed
may not decrease even after a recording has been made, or may decrease by 2
photos at once.
Additional Information Š 139
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? (
18)
Recording
• Did you turn the camcorder on and correctly set it to recording mode?
(
24) If you are recording on a memory card, is one correctly
inserted into the camcoder? (
34)
Playback
• Did you turn the camcorder on and correctly set it to playback mode?
(
43, 83) If you are playing back recordings from a memory card, is
one correctly inserted into the camcorder? (
34) 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 the charging range. If the battery pack’s temperature is below 0 °C, warm it before charging it; if it is above 40 °C, let the battery pack
cool down before charging it.
- Charge the battery pack in temperatures between 0 °C and 40 °C.
- The battery pack is faulty. Replace the battery pack.
A noise can be heard from the compact power adapter.
- A faint sound can be heard while the compact power adapter is connected to a power outlet.
This is not a malfunction.
The battery pack is exhausted extremely quickly even at normal temperatures.
- The battery may have reached the end of its battery life. Buy a new battery pack.
140 Š Additional Information
Recording
Pressing START/STOP will not start recording.
- You cannot record while the camcorder is writing previous recordings onto the memory (while
the ACCESS indicator is on or flashing). Wait until the camcorder has finished.
- The memory is full or it already contains the maximum number of scenes (3,999 scenes).
Delete some recordings (
51, 84) or initialize the memory (
36) to free some space.
The point where START/STOP was pressed does not match the beginning/end of the
recording.
- There is a slight interval between pressing START/STOP 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 (
59).
- The lens or Instant AF sensor is dirty. Clean the lens or sensor with a soft lens-cleaning cloth
(
160). Never use tissue paper to clean the lens.
When a subject flits across in front of the lens, the image appears slightly bent.
- This is a phenomenon typical of CMOS image sensors. When a subject crosses very quickly in
front of the camcorder, the image may seem slightly warped. This is not a malfunction.
Changing between recording ( )/record pause (
)/playback ( ) takes longer than
usual.
- When the memory contains a large number of scenes, some operations may take longer than
usual. Save your recordings (
105) and initialize the memory (
36).
Movies or photos cannot be recorded properly.
- This may occur as movies and photos are recorded/deleted over time. Save your recordings
(
105) and initialize the memory (
36).
After using the camcorder for a long time, it becomes hot.
- The camcorder may become hot after using it continuously for long periods of time; this is not
a malfunction. If the camcorder becomes unusually hot or it becomes hot after using it only
for a short while, it may indicate a problem with the camcorder. Consult a Canon Service Center.
Playback
Cannot add scenes to the playlist.
- The playlist can contain a maximum of 999 scenes. If the playlist includes scenes recorded in
FXP mode, the maximum number of scenes in the playlist may be less than 999.
- You may not be able to add scenes to the playlist if they were recorded or edited using
another device and then transferred to a memory card connected to a computer.
- The memory is full. Delete some recordings (
51, 84) or initialize the memory (
36) to
free some space.
Additional Information Š 141
Cannot move scenes in the playlist.
- The memory is full. Delete some recordings (
free some space.
51, 84) or initialize the memory (
36) to
Cannot delete a scene.
- You may not be able to delete scenes recorded or edited using another device and then transferred to a memory card connected to a computer.
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 (
105) and initialize the memory (
36).
Cannot delete a photo.
- The photo is protected. Remove the protection (
90).
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 a computer.
- The memory is full. Delete some recordings (
51, 84) or initialize the memory (
36) 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 connected to a computer
after repeatedly recording and deleting scenes (fragmented memory). Save your recordings
(
105) and initialize the memory (
36). Then, transfer the music files first and only then
write the video files back to the memory card when it is connected to the computer.
- The transfer rate of the memory card used is too slow. Use a recommended memory card
(
32).
Playback is not linked with music from a connected external audio player.
- If the player’s volume is low, playback may not link to the music. Increase the player’s volume.
Cannot divide scenes
- You cannot divide scenes recorded or edited using another device and then transferred to a
memory card connected to a computer.
- The memory is full. Delete some recordings (
51, 84) or initialize the memory (
36) 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. Reduce the number of selected
scenes/photos.
142 Š Additional Information
Indicators and Onscreen Displays
lights up in red.
- Battery pack is exhausted. Replace or charge the battery pack.
lights up in red.
- A memory card error occurred. Turn off the camcorder. Remove and reinsert the memory
card. Initialize the memory card if the display does not change back to normal.
- The memory card is full. Replace the memory card or delete some recordings (
51, 84) to
free some space on the memory card.
Even after stopping recording, the ACCESS indicator does not go off.
- The scene is being recorded in the memory. This is not a malfunction.
The red ON/OFF (CHG) indicator flashes rapidly (
one flash at 0.5-second
intervals).
- Charging has stopped because the compact power adapter or the battery pack is faulty. Consult a Canon Service Center.
The red ON/OFF (CHG) indicator flashes (
two flashes at 1-second
intervals)
- The remaining charge of the battery pack is at least 50% of a full charge. This is not a malfunction.
The red ON/OFF (CHG) indicator flashes very slowly (
one flash at 2second intervals).
- The temperature of the battery pack is outside the charging range. If the battery pack’s temperature is below 0 °C, warm it before charging it; if it is above 40 °C, let the battery pack
cool down before charging it.
- Charge the battery pack in temperatures between 0 °C and 40 °C.
- The battery pack is damaged. Use a different battery pack.
appears on the screen.
- The LOCK switch on the Eye-Fi card is set to prevent accidental erasure. Change the position
of the LOCK switch.
- Data could not be read from the Eye-Fi card. Turn off the camcorder and turn it on again. If the
problem persists, it may indicate a problem with the Eye-Fi card. Contact the card manufacturer’s customer care.
Picture and Sound
The screen appears too dark.
- The LCD screen was dimmed. Hold DISP. pressed for 2 seconds to restore the LCD screen
to its previous brightness setting.
Additional Information Š 143
Screen displays turn on and off repeatedly.
- The battery pack is exhausted. Replace or charge the battery pack.
- Remove the battery pack and reattach it correctly.
Abnormal characters appear on the screen and the camcorder does not operate properly.
- Disconnect the power source and reconnect it after a short time. If the problem still persists,
use the
[Reset All] menu option to reset all the camcorder’s settings to default values.
Video noise appears on screen.
- Keep a distance between the camcorder and devices that emit strong electromagnetic fields
(plasma TVs, cellular phones, etc.).
Horizontal bands appear on the screen.
- This is a phenomenon typical of CMOS image sensors when recording under some types of
fluorescent, mercury or sodium lamps. This is not a malfunction. To reduce the symptoms,
change the
[Flicker Reduction] setting.
Noise can be heard along with the recorded sound.
- When recording sound with an external microphone, the interference caused by wireless
communications may be picked up and recorded as noise. We recommend turning off the
wireless communication while recording (
132).
Sound is distorted or is recorded at lower levels.
- When recording near loud sounds (such as fireworks, shows or concerts), sound may become
distorted or it may not be recorded at the actual levels. Activate the microphone attenuator
(
129) or adjust the audio recording level manually (
66).
The picture is displayed correctly but there is no sound from the built-in speaker.
- Speaker volume is turned off. Adjust the volume.
- If the STV-250N Stereo Video Cable is connected to the camcorder, disconnect it.
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 (
51, 84) to free some space or replace
the memory card.
- Initialize the memory card (
36) when you use it with the camcorder for the first time.
- The LOCK switch on the memory card is set to prevent accidental erasure. Change the position of the LOCK switch.
- A compatible memory card must be used to be able to record movies on a memory card
(
32).
144 Š Additional Information
- The folder and file numbers have reached their maximum value. Set
ing] to [Reset] and insert a new memory card.
[Photo Number-
Cannot upload files using an Eye-Fi card.
- Files cannot be uploaded when
[Eye-Fi Communication] is set to [Off] (when
appears on the screen). Change this setting to [Automatic].
- Opening the LCD panel may improve wireless signal conditions.
- During wireless transfer, transfer may stop in situations such as when the camcorder
becomes hot or wireless signal conditions worsen (
appears on the screen). Turn off the
camcorder and let it cool down. Alternatively, perform wireless transfer in a place with good
signal conditions.
- Contact the card manufacturer’s customer care.
Connections with External Devices
Video noise appears on the TV screen.
- When using the camcorder in a room where a TV is located, keep a distance between the
compact power adapter and the power or antenna cables of the TV.
Playback looks fine on the camcorder but there is no image on the TV screen.
- The video input on the TV is not set to the video terminal to which you connected the camcorder. Select the correct video input.
There is no sound from the TV.
- When connecting the camcorder to an HDTV using the CTC-100/S Component Cable, make
sure to connect also the audio connections using the white and red plugs of the STV-250N
Stereo Video Cable.
The camcorder is connected using the optional HTC-100 HDMI Cable, but there is no picture or
sound from the HDTV.
- Disconnect the HTC-100 HDMI Cable and then restore the connection or turn the camcorder
off and then on again.
The camcorder is connected using the optional HTC-100 HDMI Cable, but HDMI-CEC does not
work (cannot play back using the TV’s remote control).
- Disconnect the HTC-100 HDMI cable and turn off the camcorder and the TV. After a short
while turn them on again and restore the connection.
[Control for HDMI] is set to [Off]. Set it to [On].
- HDMI-CEC is not activated on the connected TV. Activate this function on the TV.
- Even with TV sets compatible with HDMI-CEC the range of functions available differs depending on the type of TV. Refer to the instruction manual of the connected TV.
The computer does not recognize the camcorder even though the camcorder is connected
correctly.
[USB Connection Type] is set to [DVD Burner]. Set it to [Computer/Printer] or to
[Connect and Set].
Additional Information Š 145
- 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.
- The camcorder will not be recognized while all photos are being deleted or all print orders are
being removed.
The printer is not working even though the camcorder and printer are connected correctly.
[USB Connection Type] is set to [DVD Burner]. Set it to [Computer/Printer] or to
[Connect and Set].
- Disconnect the USB cable and turn off the printer. After a short while turn it on again and
restore the connection.
- Cannot connect to a PictBridge-compatible printer if the memory contains 2,500 photos or more.
The camcorder does not recognize the DW-100 DVD Burner even though it is connected correctly.
[USB Connection Type] is set to [Computer/Printer]. Set it to [DVD Burner] or to
[Connect and Set].
- Using the optional DW-100 DVD Burner, discs cannot be created from recordings on an SDXC
memory card. To create discs using the DW-100, make sure in advance that your recordings
are in the built-in memory or on an SD or SDHC memory card.
- If you connect the optional DVD Burner while the index screen is showing the recordings on
the SDXC memory card, the DVD Burner may not operate correctly. In that case, disconnect
the USB cable and turn off the DVD Burner.
After connecting the camcorder to a printer, the message [Busy] continues to appear on the screen.
- Disconnect the USB cable and restore the connection after a short while.
Photos are not correctly printed.
- You may not be able to print correctly, using a PictBridge-compatible printer, photos whose
file names have been changed or that were recorded, created, edited or changed using
another device and then transferred to a memory card connected to a computer.
Cannot save photos on my computer’s hard disk.
- When the memory contains 2,500 photos (Windows)/1,000 photos (Mac OS) or more, you
may not be able to transfer photos to a computer.
/
/
Try using a card
reader to transfer the photos on the memory card. To transfer the photos in the built-in memory, copy them to the memory card in advance (
91).
List of Messages (in alphabetical order)
Following the list of messages for the camcorder you can find separate
lists for print-related messages (
154) and for messages that appear
only when using the optional DW-100 DVD Burner (
152).
Accessing the memory card. Do not remove the memory card.
- You opened the memory card slot cover while the camcorder was accessing the memory card
or the camcorder started accessing the memory card as you opened the memory card slot
cover. Do not remove the memory card until this message disappears.
146 Š Additional Information
Back up recordings regularly
- This message may appear when you turn on the camcorder. In the event of a malfunction,
recordings may be lost so back up your recordings regularly.
Buffer overflow. Recording was stopped.
- The data transfer rate was too high for the memory card in use and the recording was
stopped. Replace the memory card with one rated Speed Class 2, 4, 6 or 10.
/
/
Built-in memory error
- The built-in memory could not be read. Contact a Canon Service Center.
/
/
Built-in memory is full
- The built-in memory is full ([
End] appears on the screen). Delete some recordings
(
51, 84) to free some space. Save your recordings (
105) and initialize the built-in
memory (
36).
/
/
Cannot access the built-in memory
- There is a problem with the built-in memory. Contact a Canon Service Center.
Cannot convert
- Cannot access the memory card. Check the memory card and make sure it is inserted correctly.
- You inserted a MultiMedia Card (MMC) into the camcorder. Use a recommended memory card
(
32).
- There was an error creating the file name. Set
[Photo Numbering] to [Reset] and initialize the memory card (
36) or delete all the photos (
84) and all the scenes in the
[For Web (MPEG-2)] and [For DVD (SD-VIDEO)] index screens (
45).
/
/
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 (
51, 84) or reduce the number of
scenes to copy.
- The memory card already contains the maximum number of scenes (3,999 scenes). Delete
some scenes (
51) to free some space.
Cannot divide the scene. Initialize only using the camcorder.
- The scene could not be divided because the camcorder’s internal scene management data log
is full. Save your recordings (
105) and initialize the memory (
36). Then, write the
video files back to the memory card when it is connected to a computer, and divide the scene
again.
Cannot edit
- Could not move a scene in the playlist. Delete some scenes from the playlist (
75).
Cannot enter standby mode now
- The camcorder cannot enter standby mode if the remaining battery charge is too low. Charge
or replace the battery pack (
18).
Additional Information Š 147
Cannot play back
- There is a problem with the memory. If this message appears often without apparent reason,
contact a Canon Service Center.
/
/
Cannot play back Cannot access the built-in memory
- There is a problem with the built-in memory. Save your recordings (
105) and initialize the
built-in memory using the [Complete Initialization] option (
36). If the problem persists,
contact a Canon Service Center.
Cannot play back Check the memory card
- There is a problem with the memory card. Save your recordings (
105) and initialize the
memory card using the [Complete Initialization] option (
36). If the problem persists, use a
different memory card.
/
/
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 (
36).
Cannot play the movies on this memory card
- Movies cannot be played back from a 64 MB or smaller memory card. Use a recommended
memory card (
32).
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 (
36).
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 a computer.
- There is a problem with the memory. If this message appears often without apparent reason,
contact a Canon Service Center.
/
/
Cannot record Cannot access the built-in memory
- There is a problem with the built-in memory. Save your recordings (
105) and initialize the
built-in memory using the [Complete Initialization] option (
36). If the problem persists,
contact a Canon Service Center.
Cannot record Check the memory card
- There is a problem with the memory card. Save your recordings (
105) and initialize the
memory card using the [Complete Initialization] option (
36). If the problem persists, use a
different memory card.
/
/
Cannot record movies in the built-in memory Initialize only using the
camcorder
- The camcorder’s built-in memory was initialized using a computer. Initialize the built-in memory with this camcorder (
36).
148 Š Additional Information
Cannot record movies on this memory card
- Movies cannot be recorded on a 64 MB or smaller memory card. Use a recommended memory card (
32).
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 (
36).
Change the battery pack
- Battery pack is exhausted. Replace or charge the battery pack.
Check the memory card
- Cannot access the memory card. Check the memory card and make sure it is inserted correctly.
- A memory card error occurred. The camcorder cannot record or display the image. Try removing and reinserting the memory card, or use a different memory card.
- You inserted a MultiMedia Card (MMC) into the camcorder. Use a recommended memory card
(
32).
- If after the message disappears,
appears in red, perform the following: Turn off the camcorder and remove and reinsert the memory card. If
turns back to green you can resume
recording/playback. If the problem persists, save your recordings (
105) and initialize the
memory card (
36).
Could not add the scene(s) to the playlist
- One or more scenes could not be added to the playlist. The playlist can contain a maximum of
999 scenes. If the playlist includes scenes recorded in FXP mode, the maximum number of
scenes in the playlist may be less than 999. Delete some scenes from the playlist (
75).
Do not disconnect the USB cable or the power source until you safely end the connection from
the computer. Connect the compact power adapter
- When the camcorder is in
mode and is connected to the computer with 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.
Error writing on the memory card. Data may be recovered if the memory card has not been
removed. Attempt recovering the data?
- This message will appear the next time you turn on the camcorder if power supply was accidentally interrupted while the camcorder was writing on the memory card. Select [Yes] to try
to recover the recordings. If you removed the memory card and used it with another device
after this happened, we recommend you select [No].
File name error
- The folder and file numbers have reached their maximum value. Set
[Photo Numbering] to [Reset] and delete all the photos on the memory card (
84) or initialize it (
36).
Additional Information Š 149
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 (
36).
LCD Screen has been dimmed
- Hold DISP. pressed for 2 seconds to restore the LCD screen to its previous brightness setting.
May not be possible to record movies on this memory card
- You inserted a memory card without a Speed Class rating. Replace the memory card with one
rated Speed Class 2, 4, 6 or 10.
- You may not be able to record movies in FXP mode on a memory card without a Speed Class
rating.
Mem. Card Number of scenes already at maximum
- The memory card already contains the maximum number of scenes (3,999 scenes); no further scenes can be recorded or copied (
/
/
only) onto the memory card.
Delete some scenes (
51) to free some space.
Mem. Card Unable to recognize the data
- The memory card contains scenes recorded in a different television system (NTSC). It cannot
played back with this camcorder.
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 (
the memory card.
34).
51, 84) to free some space or replace
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 (
158).
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 (
32).
No photos
- There are no photos to play back. Have fun taking some photos (
80).
No scenes
- There are no scenes in the index screen selected. Have fun shooting some movies (
150 Š Additional Information
38).
- After selecting [Scene Search]
[Scenes with Faces], no scenes contain people’s faces or
no scenes were recorded using the face detection function.
/
/
This message will appear when there are no high-definition scenes
on the memory card. If you converted scenes into standard definition, you can still open the
other index screens to check those scenes (
45).
Not enough available space
- Delete some recordings on the memory card (
the conversion to SD.
51, 84) or select the [3 Mbps] bit rate for
Number of scenes already at maximum
- The maximum number of scenes (3,999 scenes) has been reached. Delete some scenes
(
51) to free some space.
Playlist is full. Cannot divide the scene.
- Scenes cannot be divided when the playlist already contains 999 scenes. Delete some scenes
from the playlist (
75).
Print order error
- You attempted to set more than 998 photos in the print order. Reduce the number of print
orders.
Scene recorded using another device. Cannot divide the scene.
- Scenes recorded using another device and then transferred to a memory card connected to a
computer cannot be divided with this camcorder.
/
/
Select the built-in memory as the recording media for movies
- You attempted to set relay recording while the memory card is selected as the recording
media for movies. Change
[Rec Media for Movies] to [Built-in Mem.].
Some
photos could not be deleted
- Protected photos (
) cannot be deleted. Remove the protection (
90).
Some scenes could not be added to the playlist
- Scenes recorded using another device and then transferred to a memory card connected to a
computer cannot be added to the playlist.
- The playlist can contain a maximum of 999 scenes. If the playlist includes scenes recorded in
FXP mode, the maximum number of scenes in the playlist may be less than 999. Delete some
scenes from the playlist (
75).
Some scenes could not be deleted
- Movies that were protected/edited with other devices and then transferred to a memory card
connected to a computer cannot be deleted with this camcorder.
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.
Additional Information Š 151
This
photo could not be deleted
- Protected photos (
) cannot be deleted. Remove the protection (
90).
/
/
This memory card contains scenes. Delete all scenes to use relay
recording.
- Save the movies on the memory card (
116) and initialize the memory card
(
36).
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.
- The playlist can contain a maximum of 999 scenes.
This scene was recorded using another device and cannot be added to the playlist.
- Scenes recorded using another device and then transferred to a memory card connected to a
computer cannot be added to the playlist.
To use this function, switch out of
mode
- You pressed a button that cannot be used in
to flexible recording mode.
mode. Press
to set the camcorder
Too many photos. Disconnect the USB cable.
- Disconnect the USB cable. Try using a memory card reader or decrease the number of photos
on the memory card to fewer than 2,500 photos (for Windows and printers) or 1,000 photos
(for Mac OS). Disconnect the USB cable, and restore the connection after a short while.
- If a dialog box appeared on the computer screen, close it. Disconnect the USB cable, and
restore the connection after a short while.
/
/
Total play time is too long
- The playlist cannot be converted when its total playback time exceeds 2 hours and 30 minutes. Reduce the number of scenes in the playlist.
Unable to recognize the data
- You transferred data to the camcorder recorded in a different television system (NTSC).
Unable to recover data
- Could not recover a corrupted file. Save your recordings (
using the [Complete Initialization] option (
36).
105) and initialize the memory
Messages Related to the Optional DW-100 DVD Burner
If an error message appears while the camcorder is connected to the
optional DW-100 DVD Burner, refer to the following section and also to
the instruction manual of the DVD burner.
152 Š Additional Information
Cannot read the disc. Check the disc.
- During disc recording mode, this message can appear when a commercially available DVD
disc (a DVD disc containing movies, software, etc.) or an 8 cm mini DVD disc is inserted.
Replace with a brand new disc.
- During disc playback mode, this message can appear when a commercially available DVD
disc or a brand new DVD disc is inserted. Replace with an AVCHD disc created with the DVD
burner.
Close the memory card slot cover
- The memory card slot cover is open. Close the cover after correctly inserting the memory
card.
Connect the compact power adapter
- The camcorder is being powered by the battery pack. Connect the compact power adapter to
the camcorder.
Disc access failure. Check the disc.
- There was an error when reading the disc or attempting to write onto it.
- This message can appear also if condensation has formed (
160). Wait until the DVD
burner dries completely before resuming use.
- The disc may be dirty or not correctly loaded. Try removing the disc and reinserting it after
cleaning the recording surface with a clean, soft cloth. If the problem persists, replace with a
different disc.
Error reading the data
- Check that the USB cable was not accidentally disconnected.
No disc
- Insert a disc into the DVD burner.
- This message can appear also if condensation has formed (
burner dries completely before resuming use.
160). Wait until the DVD
No photos
- There are no photos to add to the disc.
No scenes
- There are no scenes to add to the disc.
Operation canceled
- The USB cable was disconnected and the operation was canceled. Check the USB connection.
Unable to recover data
- Could not recover a corrupted file. Save your recordings (
using the [Complete Initialization] option (
36).
105) and initialize the memory
Additional Information Š 153
Direct Print Related Messages
Data transfer error
- Cancel printing, disconnect the USB cable and turn off the printer. After a while, turn the
printer back on and reconnect the USB cable.
- You attempted to print from a memory card that contains a large number of photos. Reduce
the number of photos.
File error
- You attempted to print a photo that was recorded with another camcorder, has a different
compression, or was edited on a computer.
Hardware error
- Cancel printing. Turn off the printer and turn it back on.
- Check the printer status.
- Ink tank errors have occurred. Replace the ink tank.
Incompatible paper size
- The paper settings of the camcorder conflict with the printer’s settings.
Ink absorber full
- Select [Continue] to resume printing. Consult a Canon Service Center (refer to the list included
with the printer) to replace the ink absorber.
Ink error
- The ink level cannot be detected correctly or the ink cartridge is out of ink. Replace the ink
cartridge.
Low ink level
- The ink cartridge needs to be replaced soon. Select [Continue] to restart printing.
No ink
- The ink cartridge is not inserted or is out of ink. Replace the ink cartridge.
No paper
- Paper is not correctly inserted or there is no paper.
Paper error
- There is a problem with the paper. The paper is not correctly loaded or the paper size is
wrong.
- If the paper output tray is closed, open it to print.
Paper jam
- The paper jammed during printing. Select [Stop] to cancel printing. After removing the paper,
set some paper again and retry printing.
Paper lever error
- Paper lever error occurred. Adjust the paper selection lever to the proper position.
154 Š Additional Information
Print head not installed
- No print head is installed in the printer or the print head is defective.
Printer cover open
- Close the printer cover securely.
Printer error
- A malfunction has occurred that may require repairs. (Canon inkjet printers: the printer’s
green power lamp and orange error lamp flash alternately.)
- Disconnect the USB cable and turn off the printer. Unplug the printer’s power cord from the
power outlet and contact the appropriate customer support center or service center.
Printer in use
- The printer is in use. Check the printer status.
Printing error
- Cancel printing, disconnect the USB cable and turn off the printer. After a while, turn the
printer back on and reconnect the USB cable. Check the printer status.
NOTES
About Canon Inkjet/SELPHY DS Printers: If the printer’s error indicator flashes
or an error message appears on the printer’s operation panel, refer to the
printer’s instruction manual.
• If you cannot solve the problem even after consulting this list and the
printer’s instruction manual, contact the closest Canon Service Center
(refer to the list included with the printer).
Additional Information Š 155
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
(
105) and save them on a regular basis. This will protect your important recordings in case of damage and create more free space on the
memory. Canon shall not be liable for any data loss.
• Do not carry the camcorder by the LCD panel. Be careful when closing
the LCD panel. When using a wrist strap, do not allow the camcorder to
swing and hit an object.
• Do not leave the camcorder in places subject to high temperatures (like
the inside of a car parked under direct sunlight), or high humidity.
• Do not use the camcorder near strong electromagnetic fields such as
above TVs, near plasma TVs or mobile phones.
• Do not point the lens at strong light sources. Do not leave the camcorder pointed at a bright subject.
• Do not use or store the camcorder in dusty or sandy places. The camcorder is not waterproof – avoid also water, mud or salt. If any of the
above should get into the camcorder it may damage the camcorder
and/or the lens.
• Be careful of heat generated by lighting equipment.
• Do not disassemble the camcorder. If the camcorder does not function
properly, consult qualified service personnel.
• Handle the camcorder with care. Do not subject the camcorder to
shocks or vibration as this may cause damage.
• When mounting the camcorder on a
5.5 mm
tripod, make sure that the tripod’s fastening screw is shorter than 5.5 mm.
Using other tripods may damage the
camcorder.
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• 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, immediately stop the playback 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.
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.
• Attach the terminal cover whenever a battery pack is not in use. Contact with metallic objects may cause a short circuit and damage the battery pack.
• Dirty terminals may cause a poor contact between the battery pack and
the camcorder. Wipe the terminals with a soft cloth.
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.
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About the battery terminal cover
The battery terminal cover has a [ ]-shaped hole. This is useful when you
wish to differentiate between charged and uncharged battery packs.
Back side of the
battery pack
Terminal cover attached
Charged
Uncharged
Memory Card
• We recommend backing up the recordings on the memory card onto
your computer. Data may be corrupted or lost due to memory card
defects or exposure to static electricity. Canon shall not be liable for lost
or corrupted data.
• Do not touch or expose the terminals to dust or dirt.
• Do not use memory cards in places subject to strong magnetic fields.
• Do not leave memory cards in places subject to high humidity and high
temperature.
• Do not disassemble, bend, drop, or subject memory cards to shocks
and do not expose them to water.
• Check the direction before inserting the memory card. Forcing a memory card into the slot if it is not correctly oriented may damage the memory card or the camcorder.
• Do not attach any labels or stickers on the memory card.
• Secure Digital (SD) memory cards
have a physical switch to prevent writing on the card so as to avoid the
accidental erasure of the card’s content. To write-protect the memory card
set the switch to the LOCK position.
LOCK switch
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Built-in Rechargeable Lithium Battery
The camcorder has a built-in rechargeable lithium battery to keep the
date/time and other settings. The built-in lithium battery is recharged
while you use the camcorder; however, it will discharge completely if
you do not use the camcorder for about 3 months.
To recharge the built-in lithium battery: Connect the compact power
adapter to the camcorder and leave it connected for 24 hours with the
camcorder off.
Disposal
When you delete movies or initialize the memory, only the file allocation
table is altered and stored data is not physically erased. Take the necessary precautions when you dispose of the camcorder or memory
card, for example by physically damaging it to prevent the leakage of
private data.
If giving the camcorder or memory card to another person, initialize the
built-in memory (
/
/
only) or memory card using the
[Complete Initialization] option (
36). Fill it up with unimportant
recordings, and then initialize it again using the same option. This
makes recovering the original recordings very difficult.
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Maintenance/Others
Cleaning
Camcorder Body
• Use a soft, dry cloth to clean the camcorder body. Never use chemically
treated cloths or volatile solvents such as paint thinner.
Lens and Instant AF Sensor
• If the lens surface or Instant AF sensor is dirty, autofocus may not work
properly.
• Remove any dust or dirt particles using a non-aerosol type blower
brush.
• Use a clean, soft lens-cleaning cloth to gently wipe the lens. Never use
tissue paper.
LCD Screen
• Clean the LCD screen using a clean, soft lens-cleaning cloth.
• Condensation may form on the surface of the screen when the temperature changes suddenly. Wipe it with a soft dry cloth.
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 camcorder automatically shuts off.
The precise time required for water droplets to evaporate will vary
depending on the location and weather conditions. As a general rule, wait
for 2 hours before resuming use of the camcorder.
Using the Camcorder Abroad
Power Sources
You can use the compact power adapter to operate the camcorder and to
charge battery packs in any country with power supply between 100 and
240 V AC, 50/60 Hz. Consult a Canon Service Center for information on
plug adapters for overseas use.
Playback on a TV Screen
You can only play back your recordings on TVs compatible with the PAL
system. PAL (or the compatible SECAM system) is 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
Accessories (Availability differs from area to area)
AVCHD discs/
Photo DVDs
PictBridgecompatible printers
Card
reader/writer
Computer
TV/HDTV
VCR/DVD
recorder
Optional accessories not listed below are described in more detail in
the following pages.
SS-600/SS-650 Shoulder Strap
WS-20 Wrist Strap
CA-590E Compact Power Adapter
DW-100 DVD Burner
IFC-300PCU USB Cable
Memory card
DTC-100 D Terminal Cable
CTC-100 Component Cable
CTC-100/S Component Cable*
STV-250N Stereo Video Cable**
* Supplied with the camcorder; not available as an optional accessory.
** If necessary, use a commercially available SCART adapter.
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Optional Accessories
Use of genuine Canon accessories is recommended.
This product is designed to achieve excellent performance when used
with genuine Canon accessories. Canon shall not be liable for any damage to this product and/or accidents such as fire, etc., caused by the
malfunction of non-genuine Canon accessories (e.g., a leakage and/or
explosion of a battery pack). Please note that this warranty does not
apply to repairs arising out of the malfunction of non-genuine Canon
accessories, although you may request such repairs on a chargeable
basis.
Battery Packs
When you need extra battery packs,
select the NB-2LH. The supplied
BP-2L5 is not available as a separate
optional accessory.
CB-2LWE Battery Charger
Use the battery charger to charge the
battery packs.
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.
Charging conditions
Battery pack
BP-2L5
NB-2LH
Using the camcorder
140 min.
150 min.
Using the CB-2LWE Battery Charger
70 min.
105 min.
Recording and Playback Times
Recording and playback times given in the following tables are approximate and vary according to recording mode and charging, recording or
playback conditions. The effective usage time of the battery pack may
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decrease when recording in cold surroundings, when using the brighter
screen settings, etc.
/
/
Using the built-in memory
Recording mode
Battery pack
Usage time
Recording (maximum)
80 min.
85 min.
85 min.
85 min.
BP-2L5
Recording (typical)*
50 min.
50 min.
50 min.
50 min.
Playback
110 min.
115 min.
115 min.
115 min.
Recording (maximum)
105 min.
110 min.
110 min.
110 min.
NB-2LH
FXP
XP+
SP
LP
Recording (typical)*
65 min.
65 min.
65 min.
65 min.
Playback
145 min.
150 min.
145 min.
145 min.
FXP
XP+
SP
LP
80 min.
80 min.
85 min.
85 min.
Using a memory card
Battery pack
Usage time
Recording (maximum)
BP-2L5
NB-2LH
Recording mode
Recording (typical)*
50 min.
50 min.
50 min.
50 min.
Playback
110 min.
110 min.
115 min.
115 min.
Recording (maximum)
105 min.
105 min.
110 min.
110 min.
Recording (typical)*
65 min.
65 min.
65 min.
65 min.
Playback
145 min.
145 min.
150 min.
150 min.
* Approximate times for recording with repeated operations such as start/stop,
zooming, and power on/off.
CBC-NB2 Car Battery Charger
Use the car battery charger to charge
battery packs on the go. The car battery
charger’s cable plugs into your car’s cigarette lighter and runs off a 12-24 V DC
negative ground battery.
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SC-2000 Soft Carrying Case
A handy camcorder bag with padded
compartments and plenty of space for
accessories.
HTC-100 HDMI Cable
Use this cable to connect the camcorder
to an external device using an all-digital
connection, allowing you to enjoy playback at the highest quality. This cable
sends both video and audio signals.
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 R18 / LEGRIA HF R17 / LEGRIA HF R16 /
LEGRIA HF R106
System
• Recording System
Movies: AVCHD
Video compression: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264;
Audio compression: Dolby Digital 2ch
Photos: DCF (Design rule for Camera File system), compatible with Exif* Ver. 2.2 and with DPOF**
Image compression: JPEG (Super Fine, Fine, Normal)
* This camcorder supports Exif 2.2 (also called “Exif Print”). Exif Print is a standard for enhancing the
communication between camcorders and printers. By connecting to an Exif Print-compliant printer,
the camcorder’s image data at the time of shooting is used and optimized, yielding extremely high
quality prints.
** Memory card only.
• Size of Video Recordings
FXP mode: 1920x1080 pixels
XP+, SP, LP mode: 1440x1080 pixels
• Size of Photos
mode: LW 1920x1080, L 1600x1200, S 640x480
Capturing photos from a playback scene: LW 1920x1080 pixels
• Television System
1080/50i*
* Recordings made with the [PF25] frame rate are converted and recorded on the memory as 50i.
• Recording Media
Built-in flash memory, 32 GB
Built-in flash memory, 8 GB
SD, SDHC (SD High Capacity) or SDXC (SD eXtended Capacity) memory card (not included)
/
• Maximum Recording Time (approximate figures)
32 GB built-in memory:
FXP mode: 4 hr. 10 min. XP+ mode: 5 hr. 45 min.
SP mode: 9 hr. 35 min. LP mode: 12 hr. 15 min.
8 GB built-in memory:
FXP mode: 1 hr. XP+ mode: 1 hr. 25 min.
SP mode: 2 hr. 20 min. LP mode: 3 hr.
Commercially available 16 GB memory card:
FXP mode: 2 hr. 5 min. XP+ mode: 2 hr. 50 min.
SP mode: 4 hr. 45 min. LP mode: 6 hr. 5 min.
• Image Sensor
1/5.5-type CMOS, approx. 2,390,000 pixels
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Effective pixels (all figures are approximate values)
Movies:
1,040,000 pixels (optical zoom, [Image Stabilizer] set to [Dynamic])
1,560,000 pixels ([Image Stabilizer] set to [Off] or [Standard])
16:9 photos: 1,560,000 pixels
4:3 photos: 1,730,000 pixels
• LCD Screen: 6.7 cm (2.7 in.), wide, TFT color, approx. 112,000 dots
• Microphone: Stereo electret condenser microphone
• Lens
f=3-60 mm, F/1.8-3.6, 20x optical zoom
35 mm equivalent:
Movies:
49 – 980 mm ([Image Stabilizer] set to [Dynamic])
40 – 800 mm ([Image Stabilizer] set to [Off] or [Standard])
16:9 Photos: 40 – 800 mm
4:3 Photos: 40.2 – 804 mm
• Lens Configuration: 10 elements in 8 groups (1 double-sided aspheric element)
• AF System
Autofocus (TTL + external distance sensor when set to [Instant AF]) or Manual focus (for movies only)
• Minimum Focusing Distance
1 m; 1 cm at full wide angle
• White Balance
Auto white balance, custom white balance and preset white balance settings:
Daylight, Tungsten
• Minimum Illumination
0.4 lx ([Low Light] recording program, Shutter speed at 1/2)
4 lx ([Programmed AE] recording program, Auto slow shutter [On], Shutter speed at 1/25)
• Recommended Illumination: More than 100 lx
• Image Stabilization: Electronic ([Dynamic] setting available when recording movies)
Terminals
• AV OUT Terminal
∅ 3.5 mm minijack; output only
Video: 1 Vp-p / 75 Ω unbalanced
Audio: –10 dBV (47 kΩ load) / 3 kΩ or less
• USB Terminal: mini-B, USB 2.0 (Hi-Speed USB); output only
• COMPONENT OUT Terminal (proprietary mini-D terminal)
Luminance (Y): 1 Vp-p / 75 Ω; Chrominance (PB/PR (CB/CR)): ±350 mV / 75 Ω
1080i (D3) compatible; output only
• HDMI OUT Terminal
HDMI mini connector; output only; compatible with HDMI-CEC and x.v.Colour
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Power/Others
• Power supply (rated)
7.4 V DC (battery pack), 8.4 V DC (compact power adapter)
• Power consumption: 2.7 W (SP mode, AF on, LCD normal brightness)
• Operating temperature: 0 – 40 °C
• Dimensions [W x H x D] (excluding the grip belt): 60 x 64 x 124 mm
• Weight (camcorder body only): 270 g
CA-590E Compact Power Adapter
• Power input
100 – 240 V AC, 50/60 Hz, 0.14 – 0.08 A
• Rated output
8.4 V DC, 0.6 A
• Operating temperature
0 – 40 °C
• Dimensions
46 x 26 x 70 mm
• Weight
95 g
BP-2L5 Battery Pack
• Battery type
Rechargeable Lithium Ion Battery
• Rated voltage
7.4 V DC
• Operating temperature
0 - 40 °C
• Battery capacity
530 mAh
• Dimensions
33.3 x 16.2 x 45.2 mm
• Weight
40 g
Weight and dimensions are approximate. Errors and omissions excepted.
The information in this manual is verified as of August 2010. Subject to change without notice.
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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 extension: WAV
The music data is saved in the memory under the following folder
structure.
/
/
In the built-in memory:
CANON
MY_MUSIC
MUSIC_01.WAV to MUSIC_99.WAV
On the memory card:
CANON
PRIVATE
MY_MUSIC
MUSIC_01.WAV to MUSIC_99.WAV
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Index
25p Cinema Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . .55
A
Abroad, using the camcorder . . . . 161
Aspect ratio of a connected TV
(TV type) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 130
Audio recording level . . . . . . . . . . .66
Auto Backlight Correction . . . . . . 127
Auto slow shutter . . . . . . . . . . . . 127
Autofocus (AF)
Instant AF/Normal AF . . . . . . 127
AV OUT terminal . . . . . . . . .100, 102
AVCHD specifications . . . . . . . . . . .4
B
Background music . . . . . . . . . .
Battery pack
Charging . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Remaining charge indicator
Beach (recording program) . . . .
Built-in backup battery . . . . . . .
. . .70
. . .18
. . 139
. . .54
. . 159
C
Calendar display . . . . . . . . . . . . . .47
Camcorder Supplemental Disc . . . .14
Capturing photos from movies . . . .89
Capturing video snapshot scenes
from movies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .76
Cine Mode (recording program) . . .55
COMPONENT OUT
terminal . . . . . . . . . . . . . .100, 102
Condensation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 160
Connections to external
devices . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 101
Copying*
Movies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .77
Photos . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .91
D
Data code . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65, 129
Date and time . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
Date format . . . . . . . . . . . . . 134
Daylight saving time . . . . . . . . 31
Time zone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
Deleting
Movies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51
Photos . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84
Digital effects . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63
Dividing scenes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72
DVD authoring . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 107
E
Error messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 146
Exposure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58
Eye-Fi card . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 122
F
Face detection
Playback . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49, 68
Recording . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60
Fireworks (recording program) . . . . 54
Flexible recording . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
Focus
Focus assistance . . . . . . . . . 128
Manual . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59
Frame rate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55, 126
FUNC. menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28, 123
H
HD to SD conversion . . . . . . 110, 118
HDMI OUT terminal . . . . . . . . . . . 101
HDMI-CEC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 131
Histogram . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 88
*
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/
/
only.
I
Image effects . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63
Image stabilizer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 127
Index screen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43, 45
Initialization
(built-in memory*/memory card) . 36
Pre-recording . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Pre-selecting recordings . . . . . . . .
Print order . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Printing photos . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Protecting photos . . . . . . . . . . . . .
57
50
97
94
90
Q
J
Quick Start function . . . . . . . . . . . 41
Joystick . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
Joystick guide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
R
L
Language . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
LCD screen . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
LCD screen dimmer . . . . . . . .
Low light (recording program)
. . . . 31
. . . . 22
. . . 130
. . . . 54
M
Magnifying photos . . . . . . . . . . . . . 86
Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 160
Markers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 128
Memory card . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32, 158
Microphone attenuator . . . . . . . . 129
N
Night scene (recording program) . . 54
Notification sounds . . . . . . . . . . . 131
O
Onscreen display selection . . . . . . 65
Original recordings . . . . . . . . . . . . 73
P
P (recording program) . . . . . . . . . . 53
Photo numbers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 132
Photo quality . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81
Photo size . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81
Playback
Movies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43
Photos . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83
Playlist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73
Portrait (recording program) . . . . . . 53
Power saving . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39
Recording
Movies . . . . . .
Photos . . . . . .
Recording mode . . .
Recording programs
Recording time . . . .
Relay Recording* . .
Resetting settings . .
Rotating photos . . .
. . . . . . . . . . . 38
. . . . . . . . . . . 80
. . . . . . . . . . . 39
. . . . . . . . . . . 55
. . . . . . . . . . . 40
. . . . . . . . . . . 35
. . . . . . . . . . 132
. . . . . . . . . . . 88
S
Saving recordings . . . . . . . . . . . . 105
Screen icons . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 136
Searching for scenes with faces . . 49
Searching scenes by date . . . . . . . 47
Selecting the memory*
for playback . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45
for recording . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
Self timer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57
Serial number . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Setup menus . . . . . . . . . . . . 29, 126
Slideshow . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 87
Smart AUTO mode . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
Snow (recording program) . . . . . . . 54
Special Scene
(recording programs) . . . . . . . . . 53
Sports (recording program) . . . . . . 54
Spotlight (recording program) . . . . 54
Sunset (recording program) . . . . . . 54
*
/
/
only.
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T
Telephoto . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Time zone/DST . . . . . . . . .
Timeline . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Transferring recordings to a
computer . . . . . . . . . . . .
Tripod . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Troubleshooting . . . . . . . . .
V
. . . . . .40
. . . . . .31
. . . . . .67
Video snapshot . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56
Volume . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43, 130
. . . . . 105
. . . . . 156
. . . . . 140
White balance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61
Wide angle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40
Wind screen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 128
W
U
Z
Uploading movies to video
sharing sites . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 117
USB terminal . . . . . . . . . . . .100, 103
Zoom . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40
Digital zoom . . . . . . . . . . . . . 126
Zoom speed . . . . . . . . . 40, 126
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Canon Europa N.V.
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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
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1 HarbourFront Avenue, #04-01 Keppel Bay Tower, Singapore
098632
Tel: (65) 6799 8888
Fax: (65) 6799 8882
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Hunghom, Kowloon, Hong Kong
Tel: +852 3191 2333, Fax: +852 2428 3963
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Sales & Enquiries:
703 Waterford Way, Suite 400, Miami, FL 33126 USA
For support concerning the supplied PIXELA applications, please call
PIXELA customer support (details in the ‘PIXELA Applications’
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