Canon LEGRIA FS405 Instruction manual

PUB. DIE-0382-000
Digital Camcorder
Instruction Manual
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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.
COPYRIGHT WARNING:
Unauthorized recording of copyrighted materials may infringe on the rights of copyright
owners and be contrary to copyright laws.
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-570E identification plate is located on the bottom.
Using any device other than the Compact Power Adapter CA-570E may damage
the camcorder.
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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
office, waste authority, approved scheme or your household waste disposal service or
visit www.canon-europe.com/environment.
(EEA: Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein)
Trademark Acknowledgements
• SD, SDHC and SDXC Logos are trademarks of SD-3C, LLC.
• Microsoft and Windows are trademarks or registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States
and/or other countries.
• Macintosh and Mac OS are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries.
• Manufactured under license from Dolby Laboratories.
“Dolby” and the double-D symbol are trademarks of Dolby Laboratories.
• 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 PROHIBITED WITHOUT A LICENSE UNDER APPLICABLE PATENTS IN THE
MPEG-2 PATENT PORTFOLIO, WHICH LICENSE IS AVAILABLE FROM MPEG LA, L.L.C., 250 STEELE STREET,
SUITE 300, DENVER, COLORADO 80206.
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Exciting Features
Whether you are using a camcorder for the first time or are very
experienced, this camcorder offers many easy-to-use functions. The
following are just but a few examples of the many functions that can
enrich your shooting experience.
Pre-recording
Dual Flash Memory
You can record in the built-in
memory or on commercially
available memory cards (
31).
(
50)
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.
Video Snapshot
Image Stabilization
(
(
51)
Shoot or capture short scenes
and arrange them into a video
clip set to your favorite
background music.
50)
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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Table of contents
„ Introduction
4
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10
10
12
Exciting Features
About this Manual
Getting to Know the Camcorder
Supplied Accessories and CD-ROMs
Names of Parts
„ Preparations
15
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18
19
21
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23
23
26
26
27
27
28
28
30
31
31
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 Memory
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„ Video
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52
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56
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59
62
63
63
65
66
Basic Recording
Shooting Video
Selecting the Video Quality (Recording Mode)
Zooming: Optical, Advanced and Digital Zoom
Quick Start Function
Basic Playback
Playing Back Video
Selecting what Recordings to Play Back
Searching for Scenes
Pre-selecting Recordings from the Index Screen
Deleting Scenes
Advanced Functions
Automatic Exposure and Special Scene Recording
Programs
Automatic Backlight Correction
Advanced Image Stabilization
Pre-Recording
Video Snapshot
Digital Effects
Manual Exposure Adjustment
Manual Focus Adjustment
White Balance
Image Effects
Mini Video Light
Self Timer
Selecting the Playback Starting Point
Playing Back Recordings Set to Background Music
On-Screen Displays and Data Code
Playlist and Scene Operations
Editing the Playlist: Adding, Deleting and Moving
Scenes
Dividing Scenes
Copying Scenes to a Memory Card
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„ Photos
69
70
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74
Taking Photos
Viewing Photos
Slideshow
Deleting Photos
Copying Photos to a Memory Card
„ External Connections
76
76
78
79
79
81
82
Terminals on the Camcorder
Connection Diagrams
Playback on a TV Screen
Saving and Sharing Your Recordings
Saving Recordings on a Computer
Copying Movies to an External Video Recorder
Preparing Movies for the Web
„ Additional Information
86
86
88
94
98
98
103
Appendix: Menu Options Lists
FUNC. Menu
Setup Menus
Onscreen Icons and Displays
Trouble?
Troubleshooting
List of Messages
109 Do’s and Don’ts
109
113
114
Handling Precautions
Maintenance/Others
Using the Camcorder Abroad
115 General Information
115
116
119
123
Accessories
Optional Accessories
Specifications
Index
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About this Manual
Thank you for purchasing the Canon LEGRIA FS46 / LEGRIA FS405 /
LEGRIA FS406. 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 (
98).
Conventions Used in this Manual
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IMPORTANT: Precautions related to the camcorder’s operation.
NOTES: Additional topics that complement the basic operating
procedures.
POINTS TO CHECK: Restrictions or requirements regarding the
function described.
: Reference page number within this manual.
: Text that applies only to the model 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
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Brackets [ ] are used to refer to
menu options as they are
displayed on screen.
The names of most buttons and
switches are indicated within a
“button” frame.
For example FUNC. .
The
arrow is used to abbreviate menu selections. For a detailed
explanation on how to use the menus, refer to Using the Menus
(
23). For a concise summary of all available menu options and
settings, refer to the appendix Menu Options Lists (
86).
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 (
21).
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Getting to Know the Camcorder
Supplied Accessories and CD-ROMs
The following accessories are supplied with the camcorder:
XCA-570E Compact Power Adapter
(incl. power cord)
BP-808 Battery PackW
XIFC-300PCU/S USB Cable
STV-250N Stereo Video CableW
Yellow • Red • White plugs
XQuick Guide
Installation Guide for PIXELA’sW
Software
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The following CD-ROMs and software are supplied with the camcorder:
• PIXELA’s Transfer Utility CD-ROM*
- Use Transfer Utility for saving and transferring movies and music
files you can use as background music.
•
/
PIXELA’s VideoBrowser CD-ROM*
- In addition to all the functionality of Transfer Utility, you can use
VideoBrowser for managing, editing, and playing back movies.
Instruction Manual/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).
- Music data - Music files that can be used as background music
during playback. These music files are for exclusive use with the
supplied PIXELA’s software. The disc cannot be played back on CD
players.
* The CD-ROM includes the instruction manual of the software (on PDF file).
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Names of Parts
Left side view
Right side view
1 RESET button (
102)
2
button (
21)/
WEB button (
82)
3 DISP. (on-screen display) button
(
58, 62)/BATT. INFO button (
4 Speaker (
39)
5 AV OUT terminal (
76, 77)
6 USB terminal (
76, 77)
7 DC IN terminal (
15)
8 ACCESS indicator (
34, 69)
9 Strap mount (
18)
q Grip belt (
A
18)
a Stereo microphone
A
s Mini video light (
A
57)
Front view
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Zoom lever (
36)
PHOTO button (
69)
POWER button
Joystick (
23)
LCD screen (
19)
FUNC. button (
24, 86)
/ (play/pause) button (
39)/
START/STOP button (
34)
(stop) button (
39)/
PLAYLIST button (
42)
VIDEO SNAP (video snapshot) button
(
51)
(camera/play) button (
22)
ON/OFF (CHG) (charge) indicator:
Green – On
Orange – Standby (
37)
Red – Charging (
15)
Start/Stop button (
34)
Back view
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Bottom view
Battery release latch
Tripod socket (
109)
Memory card slot (
30)
Battery compartment (
15)
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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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. The first time you use a battery pack, fully
charge it and then use the camcorder until the battery pack is completely exhausted. Doing so will ensure that the remaining recording
time will be displayed accurately.
For approximate charging times and recording/playback times with a
fully charged battery pack, refer to Charging, Recording and Playback
Times (
117).
1 Slide the battery compartment
cover away from the lens and open
it.
1
2 Insert the battery pack all the way
into the compartment and press
gently until it clicks.
2
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3 Close the cover and slide it toward
the lens until you hear a click.
3
4 Connect the power cord to the
compact power adapter.
5 Plug the compact power adapter
into a power outlet.
6 Connect the compact power
adapter to the camcorder’s DC IN
terminal.
7 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
98).
to Troubleshooting (
DC IN
terminal
ON/OFF (CHG)
(charge) indicator
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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.
• 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.
• 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.
• 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.
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• 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. Pull the strap to remove it from the camcorder’s front bracket.
2 Pull the other end of the strap through the buckle and remove it
from the camcorder’s rear bracket.
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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.
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°
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.
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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).
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.
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Basic Operation of the Camcorder
Operating Modes
Recording
The camcorder offers two basic modes for recording video
and photos:
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.
About
mode
• Only the following buttons/functions are available in this mode.
- Start/Stop for recording movies
- PHOTO for recording photos
- Zoom (
36)
- Quick Start (
37)
- VIDEO SNAP for recording video snapshot scenes (
51)
NOTES
• In
mode, menus cannot be accessed but the following settings
can be changed in advance.
- FUNC. menu: Recording mode of movies.
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-
menu: [Rec Media for Movies]*, [Rec Media for Photos]*,
[Widescreen], [Video Snapshot Length].
menu: [Image Stabilizer]**, [Auto Slow Shutter].
,
and
menus: All settings.
*
** The [
only.
Standard] setting will be used in
mode.
mode if set to [
Off] in
• Even in
mode, the camcorder can help you with the settings. For
example, you can use the Special Scene recording programs (
47)
to set at once all the optimal settings to match special recording conditions.
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
Playing back movies.
Viewing photos.
NOTES
• When switching to playback mode, the [Movies] index screen will be
selected (
mode). Use the tabs on the top of the screen to switch
to
mode to view photos (
41).
•
When switching to playback mode, the memory selected for
playback will be the same currently used for recording movies.
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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
.
The functions that appear in the joystick guide depend on the operating mode. By default, the joystick guide is minimized. Push the joystick ( ) to display it.
•
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.
Using the Menus
Many of the camcorder’s functions can
be adjusted from the menus that open
after pressing FUNC. . In
mode,
however, 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 (
86).
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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.
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.
,
) the desired option and press
to save the
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6 Press FUNC. .
You can press
FUNC.
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 (
112) 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.2011 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.
[
Menu]
[Date/Time]
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Changing the Language
The default language of the camcorder is English. You can set it to one
of 26 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.
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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.
IMPORTANT
• If you use an SDXC memory card with a computer OS that is not
SDXC-compatible, you may be prompted to format the memory card.
In such case, cancel the operation to prevent data loss.
• To use an SDXC memory card with external devices, such as card
readers or digital recorders, make sure the external device is SDXCcompatible.
• 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 (
31) all memory cards before using them
with this camcorder.
1 Turn off the camcorder.
Make sure the ON/OFF (CHG)
2
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.
3
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
(
29) before using an Eye-Fi card.
FUNC.
[
Menu]
[Rec Media for Movies] or
[Rec Media for Photos]
[Built-in Mem.] (built-in
FUNC.
memory) or [Mem. Card] (memory card)*
* When selecting the memory, you can check the total, used and approximate
available recording time/number of photos. (Recording time is estimated based
on the recording mode currently in use.)
Initializing the Memory
Initialize memory cards when you use them with this camcorder for
the first time. You can also initialize a memory card or the built-in
memory (
only) to permanently delete all the recordings it contains.
At the time of purchase, the built-in memory comes pre-initialized and contains music files for use as background music during
playback.
Operating modes:
1 Power the camcorder using the compact power adapter.
Do not disconnect the power source or turn off the camcorder until
the initialization is completed.
2 Initialize the memory.
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FUNC.
[
Menu]
[Initialize
/
]
[Built-in Mem.] or [Mem. Card]
Initialization
FUNC.
method
[Yes]*
[OK]
FUNC.
[
Menu]
[Initialize
]
Initialization method
[Yes]*
[OK]
FUNC.
* If you selected the [Complete Initialization] option, you can press
to cancel
the 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 (
79).
• Initializing a memory card will permanently erase any music files you
may have transferred to the card. (
The music files that come
pre-installed in the built-in memory will be restored after it is initialized.)
To transfer music files from the supplied Camcorder Supplemental Disc
to the memory card:
- Windows users: Remove the memory card from the camcorder,
connect it to a computer and use the supplied PIXELA’s software. For
details, refer to the Software Guide (PDF file) of the supplied PIXELA’s
software.
- Mac OS users: Remove the memory card from the camcorder and
connect it to a computer. Use Finder to transfer the music files from
the [MUSIC] folder on the supplied Camcorder Supplemental Disc to
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the memory card. Refer to About the music files (
122) 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.
You can select the memory that
will be used to record movies
(
31).
2 Press Start/Stop to begin
recording.
Press Start/Stop again to pause
the recording.
Start/Stop button
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 (
79), 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 (
20) or
adjust the brightness of the LCD screen with the
[LCD Brightness] setting.
Selecting the Video Quality (Recording Mode)
The camcorder offers 3 recording modes. Changing the recording
mode will change the recording time available on the memory. Select
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 6 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 →
Memory ↓
4 GB memory card

Default value
XP
SP
LP
55 min.
1 hr. 20 min.
2 hr. 35 min.
Built-in memory/
8 GB memory card
1 hr. 50 min.
2 hr. 45 min.
5 hr. 10 min.
16 GB memory card
3 hr. 40 min.
5 hr. 30 min.
10 hr. 25 min.
32 GB memory card
7 hr. 25 min.
11 hr.
20 hr. 50 min.
• When a recording exceeds 2 GB or 12 continuous hours, it will be divided and
saved as scenes smaller than 2 GB.
•
At the time of purchase, the built-in memory contains about 70 MB of
music files.
Zooming: Optical, Advanced and Digital Zoom
The camcorder offers the following three types of zoom:
Zoom Type
Description and use
Optical 37x
The optical magnification ratio of the lens. Used for recording movies
only when
[Image Stabilizer] is set to [
Dynamic] or when
[Widescreen] is set to [
Off] and for recording photos.
Advanced 41x
The camcorder processes the image beyond the range of the optical
zoom to obtain a larger zoom without any deterioration in image
quality. Used for recording movies in all cases but the two exceptions
above.
Digital 2000x* You can activate it with the
[Digital Zoom] setting. When set to
(1800x for the [
On] and only while recording movies, the camcorder will switch
)
to digital zoom (light blue area on the zoom indicator) when you zoom
in beyond the optical zoom range (white area on the zoom indicator).
With the digital zoom, the image is processed digitally so image
quality will deteriorate the more you zoom in.
* 1800x (1600x for the
[
Dynamic].
) when
[Image Stabilizer] is set to
Operating modes:
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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.
• While the advanced zoom is actiW Zoom out
T Zoom in
vated, the field of view will be wider
at full wide-angle.
• You can 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 (
50) 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 half 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.
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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.
• 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.
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Basic Playback
Playing Back Video
Operating modes:
1 Press
to open the [Movies]
index screen.
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.
3 You can also use the / and
buttons on the LCD panel.
To adjust the volume
1 During playback, open (
guide.
2 Select (
) the top row (
) the joystick
).
3 Adjust (
) the volume.
To turn off the volume, keep the joystick pressed (
the volume bars disappear.
) toward
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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.
Skipping scenes
Open ( ) the joystick guide
Select (
the middle row
Push the joystick (
)
)
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Push
toward
* to skip to the beginning of the current scene or
to the next scene.
to skip
* Push 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. Additionally, you can switch to index screens that contain only certain
types of scenes, such as the [Playlist] or [Video Snapshot] index
screen, or switch memories to play back recordings from the built-in
memory or memory card (
only).
Operating modes:
Movies
Photos
Recordings in the built-in memory
Recordings on the memory card
Movies
Photos
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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.
To open the [Video Snapshot] index screen
You can open an index screen that contains
only your video snapshot scenes (
51).
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 (
63).
In the original [Movies] index screen, press
PLAYLIST .
NOTES
• You can press both PLAYLIST and VIDEO SNAP to open the [Playlist:
Video Snapshot] index screen that contains only those video snapshot
scenes that were also added to the playlist.
Searching for Scenes
From the [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).
Operating modes:
Selecting from the Calendar Screen
1 Open the [Movies] or [Video Snapshot] index screen.
You can select the original movies in the built-in memory or on
the memory card.
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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 [Movies] or [Video Snapshot] index screen.
You can select the original movies in the built-in memory or on
the memory card.
2 Open the list of recordings.
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.
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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.
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. This way you can easily delete recordings, copy
recordings to the memory card (
only), or add a number of
scenes to the playlist.
Operating modes:
1 Open the [Movies], [Video Snapshot] or [Photos] index screen.
You can select the original movies or photos in the built-in
memory or on the memory card.
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
also Deleting Scenes from the Playlist (
64).
Operating modes:
1 Open the [Movies] or [Video Snapshot] index screen.
•
You can select the original movies in the built-in memory or on
the memory card.
• To select in advance multiple scenes to delete, refer to Pre-selecting
Recordings from the Index Screen ( 44).
2 Select (
,
) the scene you want to delete, or a scene
recorded on the date you want to delete.
This step is not necessary to delete all scenes or previously selected
scenes.
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3 Delete the scenes.
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
selection frame.
[Selected Scenes]
Deletes all the scenes selected in advance
checkmark). Refer to Pre-selecting Recordings from the Index Screen ( 44).
(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 (
79).
• 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 an original scene from the [Movies] or [Video Snapshot] 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 (
31).
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Advanced Functions
Automatic Exposure 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 col-
ors.
[
Night Scene]
To record nightscapes with
lower noise.
[
Low Light]
To record in low-light situations.
[
Spotlight]
To record spotlit scenes.
[
Fireworks]
To record fireworks.
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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.
• [ 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.
Automatic Backlight Correction
When shooting subjects with a strong light source behind them, you
can have the camcorder automatically correct for backlight.
Operating modes:
1 Open (
) the joystick guide.
2 Select (
)[
BLC] and press
.
•
appears.
• Press
again to turn off the backlight correction.
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Advanced Image Stabilization
The image stabilizer reduces camcorder blur (blur due to the camcorder moving) so you can get nice, stable shots. Select the image
stabilization mode according to the shooting conditions.
Operating modes:
FUNC.
[ Menu]
Desired IS mode
Options
[Image Stabilizer]
FUNC.
( Default value)
[
Dynamic] Compensates for a higher degree of camcorder
shake, such as when shooting while walking, and is more effective as the zoom approaches full wide angle.
[
Standard] Compensates for a lower degree of camcorder
shake, such as when shooting while remaining stationary, and is
suitable for shooting natural-looking scenes. With this setting,
the field of view will be wider at full wide-angle.
[
Off]
pod.
Use this setting when the camcorder is mounted on a tri-
NOTES
• 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].
Pre-Recording
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.
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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 .
- Closing the LCD panel to set the camcorder to standby mode.
Video Snapshot
Record a series of short scenes. Play your video snapshot scenes set
to your favorite music (
59) 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 normal video recording
mode.
2 Press
Start/Stop
.
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• 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 to 2 or 8
[Video Snapshot Length] setting.
seconds with the
• 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.
Digital Effects
Operating modes:
FUNC.
[
Digital Effect Off]
Desired fader/effect*
FUNC.
* You can preview the digital effect on the screen.
• The icon of the selected digital effect appears.
Options
( Default value)
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.
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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.
• Faders cannot be used when recording video snapshot scenes or
when pre-recording is activated.
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:
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POINTS TO CHECK
• Select a recording program other than [
1 Open (
Fireworks].
) the joystick guide.
Exposure
2 Select (
)[
Exposure] and press
.
• The current exposure is locked.
• The exposure adjustment indicator
and the neutral value “±0” appear
on the screen.
• 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:
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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 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
.
4 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.
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
• Set the recording program to [
FUNC.
[
Automatic]
Programmed AE].
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
.
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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
The camcorder automatically sets the white balance for natural looking colors.
(3-wavelength) fluorescent lighting.
[
Custom WB] Use the custom white balance setting to make
white subjects appear white under colored lighting.
NOTES
• When you select the custom white balance:
- Set
[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
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
• Set the recording program to [
Programmed AE].
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FUNC.
[
FUNC.
Desired option
( Default value)
Options
[
[
[
[
Image Effect Off]
Image Effect Off] Records with no image enhancing effects.
Vivid] Emphasizes the contrast and color saturation.
Neutral] Tones down the contrast and color saturation.
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.
Mini Video Light
You can turn on the mini video light to shoot video or take photos in
dark places.
Operating modes:
1 Open (
) the joystick guide.
2 Select (
)[
Video Light] and press
.
•
appears on the screen.
• Press
again to turn the mini video
light off.
Video Light
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).
- Turning off the camcorder.
- Changing the camcorder’s operating mode.
- Closing the LCD panel to set the camcorder to standby mode.
Selecting the Playback Starting Point
If you have a very long scene, you
may want to start playing back the
scene from a certain point. You can
use the movie timeline to break the
scene to segments at fixed time intervals ranging from 6 seconds to 6 minutes.
Operating modes:
1 Open the [Movies] or [Playlist] index screen.
You can select the original movies or playlist in the built-in
memory or on the memory card.
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.
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• Press
DISP.
again to return to the index screen.
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.
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.
The music files come
pre-installed in the built-in memory.
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POINTS TO CHECK
To play back scenes or a slideshow of photos recorded on a memory
card, you will need to connect the memory card that contains your
recordings to a computer and transfer the music tracks in advance.
Windows users: Use the supplied PIXELA’s software. For details, refer to
the Software Guide (PDF file) of the supplied PIXELA’s software. Mac OS
users: Use Finder to transfer music files from the [MUSIC] folder on the
supplied Camcorder Supplemental Disc. Refer to About the music files
(
122) for the folder structure on the memory card.
1 Open the [Playlist], [Video Snapshot], [Playlist: Video Snapshot]
or [Photos] index screen.
You can select the recordings in the built-in memory or on the
memory card.
2 Open the list of background music tracks.
FUNC.
[
Select Music]
3 Select (
) a music track and press FUNC. twice.
• Before pressing FUNC. , you can press
to listen to the track you
selected. Press
again 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.
In
mode, press / to begin the slideshow playback.
To delete a music track
After step 2 in the previous procedure, select (
to delete.
1 Select ( ) the
icon and press
.
2 Select (
) [Yes] and press
) the track you want
.
3 Press FUNC. twice.
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IMPORTANT
• If you use copyrighted songs and music tracks in your video creations,
remember that music under copyright may not be used without permission from the copyright holder, except for cases permitted under
applicable laws, such as for personal use. Make sure to follow applicable laws when using music files.
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.) To
transfer music files from the supplied Camcorder Supplemental Disc to
the memory card:
- Windows users: Remove the memory card from the camcorder,
connect it to a computer and use the supplied PIXELA’s software.
For details, refer to the Software Guide (PDF file) of the supplied
PIXELA’s software.
- Mac OS users: Remove the memory card from the camcorder and
connect it to a computer. Use Finder to transfer the music files from
the [MUSIC] folder on the supplied Camcorder Supplemental Disc to
122) for the
the memory card. Refer to About the music files (
folder structure of the memory card.
• Transfer music files from the supplied Camcorder Supplemental Disc to
the memory card that contains the recordings you want to play back
with background music.
• The background music may not be played back correctly when playing
back a slideshow from a memory card with slow transfer rates.
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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
* 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 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, the recording date and time are displayed on the
bottom bar; in
mode, you can select the information to be displayed with the
[Data Code] setting.
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Playlist and Scene Operations
Editing the Playlist: Adding, Deleting and Moving Scenes
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 (
59).
Operating modes:
Adding Scenes to the Playlist
1 Open the [Movies] or [Video Snapshot] index screen.
You can select the original movies in the built-in memory or on
the memory card.
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 scenes to the playlist.
FUNC.
[
Add to Playlist]
Desired option
[Yes]
• 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 check the playlist, press PLAYLIST .
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 ( 44).
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NOTES
• Deleting or moving scenes in the playlist will not affect the original
recordings.
•
You can copy scenes from the built-in memory to the memory
card (
66) to include in the memory card’s playlist also scenes that
were originally recorded in the built-in memory.
Deleting Scenes from the Playlist
Deleting scenes from the playlist will not affect your original recordings.
1 Open the [Playlist] or [Playlist: Video Snapshot] 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.
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] or [Playlist: Video Snapshot] 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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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.
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 [Movies] index screen.
You can select the original movies in the built-in memory or on
the memory card (
41).
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.
: Stop playback (cancel).
/ : Frame backward/forward (during playback pause).
• You can also press FUNC. to stop the playback and cancel the
division of the scene.
4 Select (
) the
icon and press
to divide the scene.
5 Select ( ) [Yes] and press
.
• A progress bar will be displayed on the screen.
• You can press
to cancel the operation while it is in progress.
6 When the confirmation screen appears, press
.
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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 PIXELA’s software and
were then written back to a memory card connected to a computer.
• Scenes cannot be divided within 2 seconds from the beginning or the
end of the 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 ( 74) for details on copying photos to the
memory card.
Operating modes:
Copying Original Movies
1 Open the [Movies] or [Video Snapshot] index screen for original
scenes recorded in the built-in memory.
Select the
tab under the
icon.
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.
3 Copy the scenes.
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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
Pre-selecting Recordings from the Index Screen ( 44).
Copying the Entire Playlist
1 Open the built-in memory's [Playlist] or [Playlist: Video Snapshot]
index screen.
Select the
tab under the
icon and then open the desired
playlist.
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.
- Do not disconnect the power source or turn off the camcorder.
- Do not change the camcorder’s operating mode.
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NOTES
• In the following cases, you will not be able to copy recordings to the
memory card:
- If the memory card slot is open.
- If the LOCK switch on the memory card is set to prevent writing.
- If there is no memory card in the memory card slot.
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Photos
Refer to this chapter for details on taking photos and playing
them back.
Taking Photos
Operating modes:
POINTS TO CHECK
• Please read the IMPORTANT section before using an Eye-Fi card.
1 Turn on the camcorder.
By default, photos are
recorded in the built-in memory.
You can select the memory that
will be used to record photos
(
31).
2 Press PHOTO halfway.
Once the focus is automatically
adjusted, the onscreen icon
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.
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.
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- Photos recorded on an Eye-Fi card will be uploaded automatically
after setting the camcorder to playback mode if you are within the
range of a configured network. Always verify that Eye-Fi cards have
been approved in the country/region of use. See also Using an Eye-Fi
card (
84).
NOTES
• Photos are recorded as JPG files. The photo size (1024x768) and quality cannot be changed. As a general guideline, you can use photos
recorded with this camcorder to print photos up to L size
(10 x 14.8 cm).
At the above photo size and quality, a 1 GB memory card can hold
approximately 1,885 photos. However, the actual number of photos
that can be recorded will vary depending on the subject and shooting
conditions.
Viewing Photos
Operating modes:
1 Press
.
2 Open the [Photos] index screen.
You can select the photos in
the built-in memory or on the
memory card.
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
or move the zoom lever toward T.
The selected photo is displayed in single photo view.
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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 return to the index screen.
Photo Jump Function
When you have recorded a large number of photos, you can jump 10
or 100 photos at a time.
1 In single photo view, 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.
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Slideshow
You can play a slideshow of all the photos and even set it to music.
Operating modes:
1 Open the [Photos] index screen.
2 Select the background music to use when playing back the
photo slideshow (
59, steps 1-3).
3 Back in the index screen, select (
slideshow.
,
) the first photo of the
4 Press / to begin the slideshow playback set to the selected
music track.
• You can adjust (
) the volume during the slideshow playback.
Hide ( ) the joystick guide if necessary.
• Press
to stop the slideshow.
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 (
) the photo you want to delete.
) the joystick guide.
3 Select (
) the
4 Select (
) [Yes] and press
icon and press
.
.
Using the FUNC. Menu
1 In single photo view, open the photo selection screen.
FUNC.
[
[
Delete]
Delete] appears on the screen.
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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
twice to close the menu.
FUNC.
Deleting Photos from the Index Screen
1 Open the [Photos] 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 photos.
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.
Options
[All Photos]
[This Photo]
Deletes all the photos.
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 ( 44).
(marked with a
IMPORTANT
• Be careful when deleting photos. Deleted photos cannot be recovered.
• Photos that were protected with other devices and then transferred to
the memory card when it was connected to a computer cannot be
deleted with this camcorder.
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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.
75) 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.
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 [Photos] index screen of the photos recorded in the
built-in memory.
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.
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3 Copy the photos.
FUNC.
[ Copy (
FUNC.
[OK]
)]
Desired option
* If you selected an option other than [This Photo], you can press
the operation while it is in progress.
[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 ( 44).
(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/
84).
region of use. See also Using an Eye-Fi card (
NOTES
• In the following cases, you will not be able to copy recordings to the
memory card:
- If the memory card slot is open.
- If the LOCK switch on the memory card is set to prevent writing.
- If there is no memory card in the memory card slot.
• 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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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
1 USB Terminal
Access: Open the LCD panel.
2 AV OUT Terminal
Access: Open the LCD panel.
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.
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.
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Connection 1
Composite Video
Type: Analog Quality: Standard definition Output only
Connect to a standard TV or a VCR with audio/video input terminals. Change the following
settings on the camcorder:
[TV Type] according to the TV set (widescreen or 4:3), if the TV cannot
automatically detect and change the aspect ratio
Yellow
White
STV-250N Stereo Video Cable
(supplied)
Red
Connection 1
Composite Video (SCART)
In all respects, exactly the same connection as connection 1 .
Connect to a standard TV or VCR with SCART input terminal. Requires a SCART adapter
(commercially available).
STV-250N Stereo Video Cable
(supplied)
Connection 2
Red
White
Yellow
SCART adapter
(commercially available)
USB
Type: Digital data connection
Connect to a computer to save your recordings.
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.
Connection 1 or 1 (
77).
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.
• 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.
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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.
Installing the Supplied Software
With the supplied software Transfer Utility you can save scenes to
your computer. Additionally, the supplied software VideoBrowser
(
only) offers many options for organizing your video library,
editing video and more.
Installation
Refer to the Installation Guide (supplied leaflet) and follow the instructions in the Software Guide (PDF file) to install the supplied PIXELA’s
software.
Connecting the Camcorder to a Computer
Operating modes:
1 Turn on the camcorder and set it to
or
mode.
• We recommend powering the camcorder using the compact power
adapter.
•
Select in advance the memory that contains the recordings
you wish to transfer.
2 Connect the camcorder to the computer using the supplied USB
cable.
Connection 2 (
77).
mode: Transferring movies
3 Camcorder: When the connection is successfully established,
[PC Connection] appears on the screen.
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4 Computer: Depending on the software you chose to install,
Transfer Utility SD or VideoBrowser SD* will start up
automatically.
• Transfer Utility SD: Click [Video file import] to start transferring files.
For details about using the software, click [Help] to open the
Software Guide (PDF file).
• VideoBrowser SD*: Click
in the menu panel to start
transferring files. For details about using the software, click
to
open the Software Guide (PDF file).
*
only.
mode: Transferring photos
3 Camcorder: When the connection is successfully established,
[PC Connection] appears on the screen.
4 Computer: The camcorder will appear as a new device (or drive),
for example, [Canon FS46]*. Use the program of your choice or
the standard application built into your computer’s operating
system to transfer or copy your photos to the computer.
• Windows 7/Vista: Your photos can be found under [Canon FS46]* >
[Removable Storage] > [DCIM] > [xxxCANON], where “xxx” is a
folder number between 101 and 998.
• Windows XP: Your photos can be found under [Canon FS46]*.
• Mac OS X: iPhoto will start up automatically and [Canon FS46]* will
appear as a new device.
* The actual name of the device will show your camcorder’s model.
IMPORTANT
• When the camcorder is connected to a computer:
- Do not open the memory card slot cover and do not remove the
memory card.
- Do not change or delete any of the camcorder’s folders or files
directly from the computer as this may result in permanent data loss.
Always use only the supplied PIXELA’s software to save your movies
on the computer.
• Operation may not work correctly depending on the software and the
specifications/settings of your computer.
• If you wish to use the image files on your computer, make copies of
them first. Use the copied files, retaining the originals.
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• Observe the following precautions while the ACCESS indicator is on or
flashing. Failing to do so may result in permanent data loss.
- Do not open the memory card slot cover.
- Do not disconnect the USB cable.
- Do not turn off the camcorder or the computer.
- Do not change the camcorder’s operating mode.
• When transferring video files previously saved on a computer to a
memory card connected to the computer, do not disconnect the USB
cable or turn off the camcorder or computer. Doing so may result in
scenes that cannot be played back on the camcorder.
NOTES
• Refer also to the computer’s instruction manual.
• Depending on the number of photos on the memory card (Windows:
2,500 photos or more; Macintosh: 1,000 photos or more), you may not
be able to transfer photos to a computer. Try using a card reader.
• Always use the computer’s Safely Remove Hardware function (Windows) or Eject function (Mac OS) to end the connection with the camcorder before disconnecting the USB cable and operating the
camcorder.
Copying Movies to an External Video Recorder
You can copy your movies by connecting the camcorder to a VCR or a
digital video recorder with analog audio/video inputs.
Operating modes:
Connecting
Connect the camcorder to the VCR using Connection 1 or 1 (
77).
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.
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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.
( 62).
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.
Preparing Movies for the Web
You can convert your movies into MPEG files that you can easily
upload to your favorite video sharing Web sites. Create the MPEG files
in the camcorder and then connect the camcorder to a computer and
use the supplied PIXELA’s software to upload your videos to the Web.
Installing the Supplied Software
Refer to the Installation Guide (supplied leaflet) and follow the instructions in the Software Guide (PDF file) to install the supplied PIXELA’s
software.
Operating modes:
Converting Scenes into MPEG Files
1 Power the camcorder using the compact power adapter.
2 Make sure there is enough available space in the memory that
contains the scenes you want to convert.
3 Select (
,
) the scene you want to convert.
4 Play back the scene and pause the playback where you want the
conversion to begin.
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5 Press
.
WEB
6 Select ( ) [Yes] and press
.
• Press
twice to interrupt the
operation while it is in progress.
• The video from the point where
you pressed WEB until the end of
the scene (or up to 10 minutes in
case of longer scenes) will be
copied as a Web-friendly MPEG file.
7 When the conversion is completed, a confirmation screen will
appear.
Press
and repeat steps 3 to 6 to convert additional scenes or
continue with the procedure without pressing
to upload your
videos to the Web.
8 Connect the camcorder to the computer using the supplied USB
cable.
• Connection 2 (
77).
• On the computer: Depending on the software you chose to install,
Transfer Utility SD or VideoBrowser SD* will start up
automatically.
9 Computer: Click [Web upload] (Transfer Utility SD) or
(VideoBrowser SD*) and continue the operation following the
software's indications.
For details about using the software, click [Help] (Transfer Utility SD) or
(VideoBrowser SD*) to open the Software Guide (PDF file).
*
only.
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.
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• After you connect the camcorder to the computer, the supplied
PIXELA’s software will copy the MPEG video files to the computer and
upload them to the Web, leaving behind a copy of the video files in the
memory card. Use the
[Delete All Web Movies
] option to
delete the MPEG files from the memory card after you confirm that the
video files were correctly uploaded to the Web.
Uploading your Videos Wirelessly
If you used an Eye-Fi card to record your movies, after converting your
movies to MPEG files, the video files will be uploaded wirelessly to the
Web, directly from the camcorder. You will need to have installed the
software supplied with your Eye-Fi card and completed all the
required configuration setup in advance. For details about the configuration and the latest information on compatible Web sites, refer to
Eye-Fi's homepage and the instruction manual of the Eye-Fi card.
Please read the IMPORTANT section 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 (
82).
• When the conversion is completed, press
.
• If you are within the range of a configured network, the wireless
transfer 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 (
102)
Error reading from the Eye-Fi card (
101)
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
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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.
• The ACCESS indicator may flash periodically while the Eye-Fi card is in
use.
• Wireless transfer is available only in playback mode. Any wireless transfer in progress will be stopped if you set the camcorder to recording
mode.
• You can turn off the wireless communication with the
[Eye-Fi
Communication]* setting.
• 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.
* 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 (
23). 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
Mode
Menu item
Recording programs
Setting options
[
Programmed AE]
[
[
[
Portrait], [ Sports], [ Snow], [ Beach],
Sunset], [
Night Scene], [ Low Light],
Spotlight], [ Fireworks]
47
White balance
[
[
Automatic], [
Custom WB]
Image effects
[
[
Digital effects
[
[
Digital Effect Off], [
Fade Trigger]*, [
Black & White], [ Sepia]
Recording mode*
[
[
High Quality 9 Mbps], [
Long Play 3 Mbps]
Daylight], [
Image Effect Off], [
Soft Skin Detail]
Tungsten],
Vivid], [
55
Neutral],
56
Wipe]*,
52
Standard Play 6 Mbps],
35
* For movies only.
Setup Menus
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Mode
: [Movies] index screen (original scenes)
: [Playlist] and [Playlist: Video Snapshot] index screens
: [Video Snapshot] index screen
Menu item
Setting options
[Select Music]
[Off], list of music tracks
–
z
z
59
[Select]
[Individual Scenes], [Remove All Selections]
z
–
z
44
[All Scenes], [All Scenes (this date)],
[This Scene], [Selected Scenes]
z
–
z
66
]1
[Copy
[Playlist]
–
z
–
[Add to Playlist]
[All Scenes (this date)], [This Scene],
[Selected Scenes]
z
–
z
63
[Divide]
–
z2
–
–
65
[Move]
–
–
z
–
64
[Delete]
[All Scenes], [All Scenes (this date)],
[This Scene], [Selected Scenes]
z
–
z
45
[All Scenes], [This Scene]
–
z
–
64
[Scene Search]
[Calendar Screen], [Date Selection]
z
–
z
42
[Menu]
Open the setup menus.
z
z
z
24
1
2
Only for scenes recorded in the built-in memory.
Not available for video snapshot scenes.
Mode
Menu item
[Photos] index screen
Single photo view
[Select Music]
[Off], list of music tracks
–
59
[Select]
[Individual Photos], [Remove All Selections]
–
44
[All Photos], [This Photo],
[Selected Photos]
[No], [Yes]
74
[Delete]
[All Photos], [This Photo],
[Selected Photos]
[No], [Yes]
72
[Menu]
Open the setup menus.
[Copy
1
]1
–
24
Only for photos recorded in the built-in memory.
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Setup Menus
Camera Setup 1 (
Mode)
Menu item
Setting options
[Built-in Mem.], [Mem. Card]
31
[Rec Media for Movies]
[Built-in Mem.], [Mem. Card]
[Rec Media for Photos]
[Widescreen]
[
On], [
Off]
–
[Video Snapshot Length] [
2 sec], [
[Self Timer]
[
On
[Onscreen Markers]
[
[
Off], [
Level (White)], [
Level (Gray)],
Grid (White)], [
Grid (Gray)]
], [
4 sec], [
8 sec]
Off]
–
57
–
[Widescreen]: The camcorder uses the full width of the image sensor
providing high-resolution 16:9 recordings.
• Since the screen on the camcorder has an aspect ratio of 16:9, recordings with a 4:3 aspect ratio will appear in the center of the screen with
black sidebars.
• Playing back a widescreen recording: TV sets compatible with the
WSS system will automatically switch to wide (16:9) mode. Otherwise,
change the aspect ratio of the TV manually. To play back on a TV with
[TV Type] setting accordnormal aspect ratio (4:3) change the
ingly.
• The camcorder retains the last setting used even if you set the camcorder to
mode.
[Video Snapshot Length]: Selects the length of video snapshot scenes.
[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.
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Camera Setup 2 (
Mode)
Menu item
Setting options
[Digital Zoom]
[
On], [
Off]
[Zoom Speed]
[
[
Variable], [
Speed 1]
36
Speed 3], [
[Image Stabilizer]
[
Dynamic], [
[Flicker Reduction]
[
Off], [
50 Hz], [
[Auto Slow Shutter]
[
On], [
Off]
[Wind Screen]
[
Automatic], [
Speed 2],
Standard], [
Off]
60 Hz]
36
50
–
–
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.
• 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.
[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
].
Playback Setup (
Menu item
[Data Code]
Mode)
Setting options
[
[
Date], [
Time], [
Camera Data]
Date and Time],
–
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[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.
System Setup 1
Menu item
Setting options
[Output Onscreen Displays] [
On], [
Off]
[LCD Brightness]
[TV Type]
[
Normal TV], [
[Speaker Volume]
[Demo Mode]
[
On], [
Off]
Wide TV]
z
–
–
–
z
z
z
–
–
z
z
–
–
z
z
–
z
–
–
–
[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.
[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.
[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 (
39).
[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.
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System Setup 2
Menu item
[Notification Sounds]
Setting options
[
[
High Volume],
Low Volume], [
[Power Saving Mode]
[
On], [
[Quick Start]
[
[
Off], [
10 min],
20 min], [
30 min]
[Initialize
/
[Initialize
]
]
z
z
z
z
z
–
z
–
–
–
z
z1
z
31
–
z
–
82
z
z
z
–
–
–
z
–
z
z
z
84
–
Off]
[Built-in Mem.], [Mem. Card]
[Quick Initialization],
[Complete Initialization]
[Delete All Web Movies
]
[No], [Yes]
[Photo Numbering]
[
[Firmware]
–
[Eye-Fi Communication]2
[
1
2
z
Off]
Reset], [
Continuous]
Automatic], [
Off]
Option available only from the [Movies] or [Video Snapshot] index screen.
Option available only after having inserted an Eye-Fi card in the memory card slot.
[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 (
37)
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.
[Photo Numbering]: Select the photo numbering method to be used on a
new memory card. Photos are automatically assigned consecutive num-
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bers 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.
Language and Date/Time Setup
Menu item
[Language
]
Setting options
[
], [Dansk], [Deutsch], [
[English], [Español], [Français],
[Italiano], [Magyar], [Melayu],
[Nederlands], [Norsk], [Polski],
[Português], [
], [Suomi],
[Svenska], [Türkçe], [
],
[
], [
], [
],
[
], [
], [
[
], [
]
],
z
z
z
27
z
z
z
27
],
[Time Zone/DST]
[ ] (home time zone) or [ ] (travel
time zone): [Paris], list of world time
zones
[Date/Time]
–
z
z
z
26
[Date Format]
[Y.M.D AM/PM] (2011.1.1 AM 12:00),
[Y.M.D 24H] (2011.1.1 0:00),
[M.D,Y AM/PM] (Jan. 1, 2011 12:00 AM),
[M.D,Y 24H] (Jan. 1, 2011 0:00),
[D.M.Y AM/PM] (1.Jan.2011 12:00 AM),
[D.M.Y 24H] (1.Jan.2011 0:00)
z
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Menu item
[Calendar Start Day]
Setting options
[Saturday], [Sunday], [Monday]
–
z
–
–
[Date Format]: Select the date format to be used for most on-screen displays.
[Calendar Start Day]: Select the day on which the week starts for the calendar screen (
42).
Information Screens
Menu item
Setting options
–
z
z
z
–
[Memory Card Info]
–
z
z
z
–
[Battery Info]
–
z
z
z
–
[Memory Info]
[Memory Info]/[Memory Card Info]: Displays a screen where you can
verify how much of the built-in memory (
only) 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
currently in use.
•
The total space for the built-in memory may be less than the
119).
capacity listed in Specifications (
• In the [Memory Card Info] screen you can verify also the Speed Class
of the memory card.
[Battery Info]: Displays a screen where you can verify the battery charge
(as a percentage) and the remaining recording time (
mode) or playback time (
,
mode).
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Appendix: Onscreen Icons and Displays
Recording Movies
1 Operating mode (
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
q
A
a
A
21),
Zoom
(
36),
Manual exposure
(
53)
Recording program (
47)
White balance (
55)
Image effect (
56)
Digital effect (
52)
Recording mode (
35)
Manual focus (
54)
Automatic backlight correction
(
49)
Pre-recording (
50)
Memory operation (
97)
Remaining battery time (
97)
s While recording/during playback:
A
d
A
A
f
g
A
h
A
j
A
k
A
l
A
Scene counter (hours : minutes :
seconds)
In record pause mode:
Total number of scenes
Remaining recording time
On the memory card
In the built-in memory
(
only)
Image stabilizer (
50)
Mini video light (
57)
Wind screen off (
89)
Flicker reduction (
89)
Level marker (
88)
Joystick guide (
23)
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Recording Photos
S AF frame (
q
69)
a Self timer (
S
57)
s Number of available photos
S
(
S Camcorder shake warning (
d
f Focus and exposure lock (
S
89)
69)
On the memory card
In the built-in memory
only)
Playing Movies (During Playback)
S Data code (
g
62)
h Eye-Fi wireless communication
S
(
j Scene number
S
84)
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Viewing Photos
k Protected photo mark (photos on
S
the memory card that were
protected using another device)
l Current photo / Total number of
S
photos
D Photo number (
q
91)
a Date and time of recording
D
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q Memory operation
A
Record,
Record pause,
Playback,
Fast reverse playback,
Slow playback,
Playback pause,
Fast playback,
Slow reverse playback
A Remaining battery time
a
• 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.
• When the camcorder is off, press BATT. INFO to display the charge status of a
battery pack. The Intelligent System will display the charge status (as a percentage)
and the remaining recording time (in minutes) for 5 seconds. If the battery pack is
exhausted, the battery information may not be displayed.
A Remaining recording time
d
When there is no more free space on the memory, [
End] (built-in memory,
only) or [
End] (memory card) will be displayed and the recording will stop.
s Number of available photos
S
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.
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Trouble?
Troubleshooting
If you have a problem with your camcorder, refer to this section.
Sometimes what you think is a malfunction of the camcorder may
have the simplest of solutions - please read the “CHECK THIS FIRST”
box before going on to the more detailed problems and solutions.
Consult your dealer or a Canon Service Center if the problem persists.
CHECK THIS FIRST
Power supply
• Is the battery charged? Is the compact power adapter correctly connected to the camcorder? (
15)
Recording
• Did you turn the camcorder on and correctly set it to recording
mode? (
21) If you are recording on a memory card, is one correctly inserted into the camcoder? (
30)
Playback
• Did you turn the camcorder on and correctly set it to playback
mode? (
39, 70) If you are playing back recordings from a memory
card, is one correctly inserted into the camcorder? (
30) 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.
- The camcorder cannot communicate with the battery pack attached. Such battery packs
cannot be charged using this camcorder.
A noise can be heard from the compact power adapter.
- A faint sound can be heard while the compact power adapter is connected to a power outlet.
This is not a malfunction.
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The battery pack is exhausted extremely quickly even at normal temperatures.
- The battery may have reached the end of its battery life. Buy a new battery pack.
Recording
Pressing 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 (
45, 72) or initialize the memory (
31) 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.
- When the pre-recording function is used, the beginning of the scene will differ from when
Start/Stop was pressed.
The camcorder will not focus.
- Autofocus does not work on the subject. Focus manually (
54).
- The lens is dirty. Clean the lens with a soft lens-cleaning cloth (
113). Never use tissue
paper to clean the lens.
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 (
79) and initialize the memory (
31).
Movies or photos cannot be recorded properly.
- This may occur as movies and photos are recorded/deleted over time. Save your recordings
(
79) and initialize the memory (
31).
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 99 scenes.
- 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.
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- The memory is full. Delete some recordings (
to free some space.
Cannot move scenes in the playlist.
- The memory is full. Delete some recordings (
free some space.
45, 72) or initialize the memory (
45, 72) or initialize the memory (
31)
31) 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 (
79) and initialize the memory (
31).
Cannot delete a photo.
- Photos that were protected with other devices and then transferred to a memory card connected to a computer cannot be deleted with this camcorder.
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 from the supplied Camcorder Supplemental
Disc to a memory card connected to a computer after repeatedly recording and deleting
scenes (fragmented memory). Save your recordings (
79) and initialize the memory card
(
31). Connect the memory card to the computer and transfer the music files first, before
writing the video files back to the memory card.
- Music tracks will not play back correctly if the connection with the memory card was interrupted while transferring the music files from the supplied Camcorder Supplemental Disc.
Delete the music tracks and transfer the music files again.
- The transfer rate of the memory card used is too slow. Use a recommended memory card
(
28).
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 (
45, 72) or initialize the memory (
31) 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.
Indicators and Onscreen Displays
lights up in red.
- Battery pack is exhausted. Replace or charge the battery pack.
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appears on the screen.
- The camcorder cannot communicate with the battery pack attached so the remaining battery time cannot be displayed.
lights up in red.
- A memory card error occurred. Turn off the camcorder. Remove and reinsert the memory
card. Initialize the memory card if the display does not change back to normal.
- The memory card is full. Replace the memory card or delete some recordings (
45, 72) 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.
- An error occurred when trying to access control data on the Eye-Fi card. Turn the camcorder
off then on again. If the icon appears often, there might be a problem with the Eye-Fi card.
Contact the card manufacturer's customer care.
Picture and Sound
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.
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Abnormal characters appear on the screen and the camcorder does not operate properly.
- Disconnect the power source and reconnect it after a short time. If the problem still persists,
remove the battery pack and disconnect all other power sources from the camcorder. Then,
press the RESET button with a pointed object to reset all the camcorder’s settings to default
values.
Video noise appears on screen.
- Keep a distance between the camcorder and devices that emit strong electromagnetic fields
(plasma TVs, cellular phones, etc.).
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.
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 (
45, 72) to free some space or replace
the memory card.
- Initialize the memory card (
31) 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
(
28).
[Photo Num- The folder and file numbers have reached their maximum value. Set
bering] to [Reset] and insert a new memory card.
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 when the wireless signal conditions worsen (
appears on the screen). Perform wireless transfer in a place with good signal conditions.
- Contact the card manufacturer’s customer care.
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Connections with External Devices
Video noise appears on the TV screen.
- When using the camcorder in a room where a TV is located, keep a distance between the
compact power adapter and the power or antenna cables of the TV.
Playback looks fine on the camcorder but there is no image on the TV screen.
- The video input on the TV is not set to the video terminal to which you connected the camcorder. Select the correct video input.
The computer does not recognize the camcorder even though the camcorder is connected
correctly.
- Disconnect the USB cable and turn off the camcorder. After a short while, turn it on again
and restore the connection.
- Connect the camcorder to a different USB port on the computer.
- The camcorder will not be recognized while all photos are being deleted.
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 (
74).
List of Messages (in alphabetical order)
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.
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.
- 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 (
79)
and initialize the memory (
31).
Built-in memory error
- The built-in memory could not be read. Contact a Canon Service Center.
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Built-in memory is full
- The built-in memory is full ([
End] appears on the screen). Delete some recordings
(
45, 72) to free some space or save your recordings (
79) and initialize the built-in
memory (
31).
Built-in memory writing error Attempt recovering the data?
- This message will appear the next time you turn on the camcorder if power supply was accidentally interrupted while the camcorder was writing in the built-in memory. Select
[Recover] to try to recover the recordings.
Cannot access the built-in memory
- There is a problem with the built-in memory. Contact a Canon Service Center.
Cannot communicate with the battery pack. Continue using this battery pack?
- You attached a battery pack that is not recommended by Canon for use with this camcorder.
- If you are using a battery pack recommended by Canon for use with this camcorder, there
may be a problem with the camcorder or battery pack. Consult a Canon Service Center.
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 (
45, 72) or reduce the number of
scenes to copy.
- The memory card already contains the maximum number of scenes (3,999 scenes). Delete
some scenes (
45) 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 (
79) and initialize the memory (
31). Then, write the
video files back to the memory card when it is connected to a computer, and try dividing the
scene again.
Cannot edit
- Could not move a scene in the playlist. Delete some scenes from the playlist (
64).
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 (
15).
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 (
79) and initialize the
built-in memory using the [Complete Initialization] option (
31). If the problem persists,
contact a Canon Service Center.
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Cannot play back Check the memory card
- There is a problem with the memory card. Save your recordings (
79) and initialize the
memory card using the [Complete Initialization] option (
31). 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 (
31).
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 (
28).
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 (
31).
Cannot record
- 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 (
79) and initialize the
built-in memory using the [Complete Initialization] option (
31). 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 (
79) and initialize the
memory card using the [Complete Initialization] option (
31). 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 (
31).
Cannot record movies on this memory card
- Movies cannot be recorded on a 64 MB or smaller memory card. Use a recommended memory card (
28).
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 (
31).
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.
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- 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 (
28).
- 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 (
79) and initialize the memory card (
31).
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 99 scenes. Delete some scenes from the playlist (
64).
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.
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 (
72) or initialize it
(
31).
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 (
31).
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.
Mem. Card Number of scenes already at maximum
- The memory card already contains the maximum number of scenes (3,999 scenes); no further scenes can be copied onto the memory card. Delete some scenes (
45) to free some
space.
Mem. Card Unable to recognize the data
- The memory card contains scenes recorded using a video configuration that is not supported
(NTSC). Play back the recordings in the memory card with the device originally used to
record them.
Memory card cover is open
- After inserting a memory card, close the memory card slot cover (
30).
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Memory card is full
- The memory card is full. Delete some recordings (
the memory card.
45, 72) 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.
Memory card writing error Attempt recovering the data?
- This message will appear the next time you turn on the camcorder if power supply was accidentally interrupted while the camcorder was writing on the memory card. Select [Recover]
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 [Give Up].
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 (
28).
No photos
- There are no photos to play back. Have fun taking some photos (
69).
No scenes
- There are no scenes in the index screen selected. Have fun shooting some movies (
34).
Not enough available space
- The scene could not be divided because there was not enough available space in the memory. Delete some scenes (
45).
Number of scenes already at maximum
- The maximum number of scenes (3,999 scenes) has been reached. Delete some scenes
(
45) to free some space.
Playlist is full. Cannot divide the scene.
- Scenes cannot be divided when the playlist already contains 99 scenes. Delete some scenes
from the playlist (
64).
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.
Some
photos could not be deleted
- Photos that were protected with other devices and then transferred to a memory card connected to a computer cannot be deleted with this camcorder.
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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 99 scenes. Delete some scenes from the playlist
(
64).
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.
Some Web movies could not be deleted
- One or more MPEG files may have been accessed and protected using the computer. Such
files cannot be deleted using the 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.
This
photo could not be deleted
- Photos that were protected with other devices and then transferred to a memory card connected to a computer cannot be deleted with this camcorder.
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.
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 (Windows) or 1,000 photos (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.
Unable to recover data
- Could not recover a corrupted file. Save your recordings (
using the [Complete Initialization] option (
31).
79) and initialize the memory
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Do’s and Don’ts
Handling Precautions
Camcorder
Be sure to observe the following precautions to ensure maximum performance.
• Save your recordings periodically. Make sure to transfer your recordings to an external device such as a computer or digital video recorder
(
79) 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.
• Be sure to keep the battery compartment cover closed even when the
camcorder is powered using the compact power adapter alone, without a battery pack.
• 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.
• Dirty terminals may cause a poor contact between the battery pack
and the camcorder. Wipe the terminals with a soft cloth.
Long-term storage
• Store battery packs in a dry place at temperatures no higher than
30 °C.
• To extend the battery life of the battery pack, discharge it completely
before storing it.
• Charge and discharge all your battery packs fully at least once a year.
Remaining battery time
If the remaining battery time displayed is not correct, charge the battery
pack fully. Still, the correct time may not be displayed if a fully charged
battery pack is used continuously in high temperatures or it is left unused
for long periods of time. Also, the correct remaining time may not be dis-
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played, depending on the battery life. Use the time shown on the screen
as an approximation.
Regarding the use of non-Canon battery packs
• For your safety, battery packs that are not genuine Canon battery
packs will not be charged even if you attach them to this camcorder or
to the optional CG-800E Battery Charger.
• We recommend using genuine Canon
battery packs bearing the Intelligent
System mark.
• If you attach to the camcorder battery packs that are not genuine
Canon battery packs,
will appear and the remaining battery time
will not be displayed.
Memory Card
• We recommend backing up the recordings on the memory card onto
your computer. Data may be corrupted or lost due to memory card
defects or exposure to static electricity. Canon shall not be liable for
lost or corrupted data.
• Do not touch or expose the terminals to dust or dirt.
• Do not use memory cards in places subject to strong magnetic fields.
• 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 (
31). Fill it up with unimportant recordings, and
then initialize it again using the same option. This makes recovering
the original recordings very difficult.
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Maintenance/Others
Cleaning
Camcorder Body
• Use a soft, dry cloth to clean the camcorder body. Never use chemically treated cloths or volatile solvents such as paint thinner.
Lens
• If the lens surface is dirty, autofocus may not work properly.
• Remove any dust or dirt particles using a non-aerosol type blower
brush.
• Use a clean, soft lens-cleaning cloth to gently wipe the lens. Never use
tissue paper.
LCD 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.
• 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.
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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)
SCART
Adapter
Card
reader/writer
Computer
TV/HDTV
VCR/DVD
recorder
Optional accessories not listed below are described in more detail in
the following pages.
3 CA-570E Compact Power Adapter
5 WS-20 Wrist Strap
6 STV-250N Stereo Video Cable
7 IFC-300PCU/S USB Cable
8 Memory card
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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.
1 Battery Pack
When you need extra battery packs,
make sure you select the BP-808.
When you use battery packs bearing the Intelligent System mark, the
camcorder will communicate with the battery and display the remaining
usage time (accurate to 1 minute). You can only use and charge these
battery packs with camcorders and chargers compatible with Intelligent
System.
2 CG-800E Battery Charger
Use the battery charger to charge
the battery packs.
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Charging, Recording and Playback Times
The charging times given in the following table are approximate and vary
according to charging conditions and initial charge of the battery pack.
Charging conditions
Charging time
Using the camcorder
140 min.*
Using the CG-800E Battery Charger
105 min.
* When the camcorder charges an exhausted battery pack for the first 20 minutes,
it can be used for 3 times longer than it was charged. In other words, you can
record with the camcorder for 60 minutes after a 20-minute charge.
Recording and playback times given in the following tables are approximate and vary according to recording mode and charging, recording or
playback conditions. The effective usage time of the battery pack may
decrease when recording in cold surroundings, when using the brighter
screen settings, etc.
Recording mode →
Usage time ↓
XP
SP
LP
Maximum recording time
220 min.
225 min.
225 min.
Typical recording time*
110 min.
115 min.
115 min.
Playback time
320 min.
320 min.
325 min.
* Approximate times for recording with repeated operations such as start/stop,
zooming, and power on/off.
4 SC-2000 Soft Carrying Case
A handy camcorder bag with padded
compartments and plenty of space
for accessories.
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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 FS46 / LEGRIA FS405 / LEGRIA FS406

— Values given are approximate figures.
System
• Recording System
Movies: SD-Video Video compression: MPEG-2;
Audio compression: Dolby Digital 2ch
Photos: DCF (Design rule for Camera File system)
Image compression: JPEG (Super Fine)
Size of Photos: 1024x768 pixels
• Video Signal Configuration
CCIR standard (625 lines, 50 fields) PAL color signal
• Recording Media
Built-in memory: 8 GB
- SD, SDHC (SD High Capacity) or SDXC (SD eXtended Capacity) memory card (not included)
• Maximum Recording Time
8 GB built-in memory:
XP mode: 1 hr. 50 min. SP mode: 2 hr. 45 min. LP mode: 5 hr. 10 min.
Commercially available 16 GB memory card:
XP mode: 3 hr. 40 min. SP mode: 5 hr. 30 min. LP mode: 10 hr. 25 min.
• Image Sensor
1/6-type CCD, 800,000 pixels
Effective pixels:
Movies:
16:9, advanced zoom1:
16:9, optical/digital zoom3:
4:3 movies4:
Photos:
540,000 (W)/440,000 (T)2 pixels
440,000 pixels
400,000 pixels
530,000 pixels
(1) [Image Stabilizer] set to [Off] or [Standard]. (2) W - at full wide angle, T - at full telephoto.
(3) [Image Stabilizer] set to [Dynamic]. (4) [Widescreen] set to [Off].
• LCD Screen: 6.7 cm (2.7 in.), wide, TFT color, approx. 112,000 dots
• Microphone: Stereo electret condenser microphone
• Lens
f=2.6-96.2 mm, F/2.0-5.2, 37x optical zoom
35 mm equivalent:
Movies:
16:9, advanced zoom1:
16:9, optical/digital zoom2:
4:3 movies3:
Photos:
40.5 – 1676 mm
45.3 – 1676 mm
49.8 – 1843 mm
43.6 – 1613 mm
(1) [Image Stabilizer] set to [Off] or [Standard]. (2) [Image Stabilizer] set to [Dynamic].
(3) [Widescreen] set to [Off].
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• Lens Configuration: 10 elements in 8 groups (1 double-sided, aspheric element)
• AF System
TTL autofocus 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 or Preset white balance settings:
Daylight, Tungsten
• Minimum Illumination
1.1 lx ([Low Light] recording program)
4.5 lx ([Programmed AE] recording program, Auto slow shutter [On])
• 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)
Power/Others
• Power supply (rated)
7.4 V DC (battery pack), 8.4 V DC (compact power adapter)
• Power consumption
1.6 W (SP mode, AF on, LCD normal brightness)
• Operating temperature: 0 – 40 °C
• Dimensions [W x H x D] (excluding the grip belt): 53 x 59 x 122 mm
• Weight (camcorder body only): 220 g
CA-570E Compact Power Adapter
• Power supply: 100 – 240 V AC, 50/60 Hz
• Rated output / consumption: 8.4 V DC, 1.5 A / 29 VA (100 V) – 39 VA (240 V)
• Operating temperature: 0 – 40 °C
• Dimensions: 52 x 29 x 90 mm
• Weight: 135 g
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BP-808 Battery Pack
• Battery type
Rechargeable lithium ion battery, compatible with Intelligent System
• Rated voltage: 7.4 V DC
• Operating temperature: 0 – 40 °C
• Battery capacity: 890 mAh (typical); 6.3 Wh / 850 mAh (minimum)
• Dimensions: 30.7 x 23.3 x 40.2 mm
• Weight: 46 g
Weight and dimensions are approximate. Errors and omissions excepted.
The information in this manual is verified as of December 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
A
E
Abroad, using the camcorder . . . .114
Aspect ratio of a connected TV
(TV type) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90
AUTO mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Auto slow shutter . . . . . . . . . . . . 89
Automatic backlight correction . . . 49
AV OUT terminal . . . . . . . . . . 76, 77
Error messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . 103
Eye-Fi card . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84
B
I
Background music . . . . . . . . . . . 59
Battery pack
Battery infomation . . . . . 93, 97
Charging . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Remaining charge indicator . . 97
Beach (recording program) . . . . . . 48
Built-in backup battery . . . . . . . .112
Image effects . . . . . .
Image stabilizer . . . . .
Index screen . . . . . . .
Initializing the memory
C
Calendar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42
Camcorder supplemental disc . . . .11
Condensation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .113
Connections to external
devices . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76
Copying*
Movies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66
Photos . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74
D
Data code . . . . . . . . . . .
Date and time . . . . . . . .
Date format . . . . . .
Daylight saving time
Time zone . . . . . . .
Deleting
Movies . . . . . . . . . .
Photos . . . . . . . . . .
Digital effects . . . . . . . .
Dividing scenes . . . . . . .
. . . . 62, 90
. . . . . . . 26
. . . . . . . 93
. . . . . . . 27
. . . . . . . 27
. . . . 45, 64
. . . . . . . 72
. . . . . . . 52
. . . . . . . 65
F
Fireworks (recording program) . . . 48
Flicker reduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89
FUNC. menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24, 86
.........
.........
.........
.........
56
50
41
31
J
Joystick . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Joystick guide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
L
Language . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
LCD screen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Low light (recording program) . . . . 48
M
Maintenance . . .
Manual exposure
Manual focus . .
Markers . . . . . .
Memory card . . .
Mini video light .
. . . . . . . . . . . . .113
. . . . . . . . . . . . . 53
. . . . . . . . . . . . . 54
. . . . . . . . . . . . . 88
. . . . . . . . . .28, 111
. . . . . . . . . . . . . 57
N
Night scene (recording program) . 48
Notification sounds . . . . . . . . . . . 91
O
Onscreen display selection . . . . . 62
Onscreen icons . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 94
*
only.
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P
P (recording program) . . . . . . . . . . 47
Photo numbers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 91
Playback
Movies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39
Photos . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70
Playing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39
Portrait (recording program) . . . . . 47
Power saving . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
Pre-recording . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50
Pre-selecting recordings . . . . . . . . 44
Q
Quick Start . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37
R
Recording
Movies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
Photos . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69
Recording mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
Recording programs . . . . . . . . . . . 47
Recording time . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
Resetting all camcorder settings . 102
S
Saving recordings
Transferring to a computer
Using external video
recorders . . . . . . . . . . .
Searching scenes by date . . . .
Selecting the memory*
for playback . . . . . . . . . .
for recording . . . . . . . . . .
. . . 79
. . . 81
. . . 42
. . . 41
. . . 31
Self timer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57
Serial number . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Setup menus . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24, 88
Slideshow . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72
Snow (recording program) . . . . . . 48
Special Scene
(recording programs) . . . . . . . . . 47
Sports (recording program) . . . . . . 48
Spotlight (recording program) . . . . 48
Sunset (recording program) . . . . . . 48
T
Telephoto . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
Timeline . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58
Tripod . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 109
Troubleshooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 98
U
Uploading movies to video
sharing Web sites . . . . . . . . . . . 82
USB terminal . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76, 77
V
Video snapshot . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51
Volume . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39, 90
W
White balance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55
Wide angle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
Wind screen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89
Z
Zoom . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
*
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Canon Europa N.V.
Bovenkerkerweg 59-61, 1185 XB Amstelveen, The Netherlands
www.canon-europa.com
Canon UK Ltd
CCI Service Centre, Unit 130
Centennial Park, Borehamwood, Hertfordshire, WD6 3SE, United Kingdom
Telephone 0870-241-2161
Canon Australia Pty Ltd
Tel: 13-13-83 (within Australia only)
(61) 02-9805-2555
www.canon.com.au
Canon New Zealand Ltd
Tel: 0800-222-666 (within New Zealand only)
(64) 09-489-0300
www.canon.co.nz
Canon Singapore Pte. Ltd
1 HarbourFront Avenue, #04-01 Keppel Bay Tower, Singapore 098632
Tel: (65) 6799 8888
Fax: (65) 6799 8882
Canon Hongkong Company Ltd
19/F, The Metropolis Tower, 10 Metropolis Drive,
Hunghom, Kowloon, Hong Kong
Tel: +852 3191 2333, Fax: +852 2428 3963
Canon Latin America, Inc.
Sales & Enquiries:
703 Waterford Way, Suite 400, Miami, FL 33126 USA
For support concerning the supplied PIXELA software, please call PIXELA
customer support (details in the 'PIXELA Applications' Installation Guide).
© 2011 CANON INC.
30-2, Shimomaruko 3-chome, Ohta-ku, Tokyo 146-8501, Japan
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