Canon LEGRIA HF R205 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-110E identification plate is located on the bottom.
Using any device other than the Compact Power Adapter CA-110E may damage
the camcorder.
CAUTION:
• Danger of explosion if the wrong type of batteries are attached. Use only the same type of
batteries.
• Do not expose batteries or product to excessive heat such as the inside of a car under
direct sunlight, fire, etc.
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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.
• “x.v.Color” and the “x.v.Color” logo are trademarks.
• HDMI, the HDMI logo and High-Definition Multimedia Interface are
trademarks or registered trademarks of HDMI Licensing LLC in the United
States and other countries.
• “AVCHD” and the “AVCHD” logo are trademarks of Panasonic Corporation
and Sony Corporation.
• Manufactured under license from Dolby Laboratories.
“Dolby” and the double-D symbol are trademarks of Dolby Laboratories.
• YouTube is a trademark of Google Inc.
• 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.
• This product is licensed under AT&T patents for the MPEG-4 standard and may be used for encoding MPEG-4
compliant video and/or decoding MPEG-4 compliant video that was encoded only (1) for a personal and noncommercial purpose or (2) by a video provider licensed under the AT&T patents to provide MPEG-4 compliant
video. No license is granted or implied for any other use for MPEG-4 standard.
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Exciting Features and New Functions
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High-Definition Video
Your camcorder’s full high-definition
image sensor (Full HD CMOS) captures
video at a resolution of 1,920 x 1,080
1,080
pixels2. Videos are then recorded in the
lines
memory in high definition, using AVCHD
specifications3.
With your new HD camcorder, capturing
the special moments in your life with amazing image quality and in lifelike
vibrant colors is easy and fun!
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Dual Flash Memory
You can record in the built-in
memory or on commercially
available memory cards (0 33).
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Decoration (0 92)
You can add flare to your movies
by adding text, stamps or oven
freehand illustrations.
“Full HD 1080” refers to Canon camcorders compliant with high-definition video
composed of 1,080 vertical pixels (scanning lines).
Video is recorded at this resolution only when the recording mode is set to MXP or
FXP mode. In other recording modes, the picture is recorded at 1,440 x 1,080
pixels.
AVCHD is a standard for recording high-definition video. With AVCHD specifications, the video signal is recorded using MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 compression and
the audio signal is recorded in Dolby Digital.
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Smart AUTO (0 40)
Smart AUTO automatically selects the best
scene mode for the scene you want to
shoot. You get spectacular recordings
every time without worrying about settings.
Video Snapshot
Just point the camcorder
and it will automatically
select the best settings for
your subject
(0 66)
Shoot or capture short scenes
and arrange them into a video
clip set to your favorite
background music.
Face Detection (0 64)
The camcorder automatically
detects people’s faces and
adjusts the focus and other
settings accordingly for beautiful
results.
Image Stabilization
Dynamic IS (0 62)
compensates for camcorder
shake when you shoot video
while walking.
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Enjoying your Recordings on Other Devices
Connect the camcorder
to an HDTV (0 109)
SD
AVCHD-compatible HDTVs and
digital recorders with an SD
memory card slot4.
Play video directly
from your recorded
memory card
Eye-Fi
Save or upload to
the Web.
Use an Eye-Fi card (0 125) to
wirelessly upload recordings to your
computer or a video sharing Web site.
High Definition
Standard
Definition
AVCHD
MPEG-2
Use the supplied PIXELA's software
(0 114, 119).
Convert your HD movies, in the
camcorder itself, to standard definition
files (0 119).
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Refer to the instruction manual of the device compatible with the type of card
memory used. Depending on the device used, correct playback may not be possible even if the device is AVCHD-compatible. In such case, play back the recordings on the memory card using the camcorder.
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Table of contents
„ Introduction
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16
Exciting Features and New Functions
About this Manual
Getting to Know the Camcorder
Supplied Accessories and CD-ROMs
Names of Parts
„ Preparations
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29
31
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32
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38
Getting Started
Charging the Battery Pack
Preparing the Accessories
Adjusting the Position and Brightness of the LCD Screen
Basic Operation of the Camcorder
Using the Touch Screen
Operating Modes
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
Relay Recording of Movies
Initializing the Memory
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„ Smart AUTO Mode
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Basic Recording
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46
Shooting Video and Taking Photos in Smart AUTO Mode
Zooming
Quick Start Function
„ Video
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64
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66
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Basic Playback
Playing Back the Video
3D Flip View
The Index Selection Screen: Selecting the Content to Play
Back
Date Index Screen and Gallery Screen
Deleting Scenes
Advanced Functions
Shooting Video in Flexible Recording Mode
Selecting the Video Quality (Recording Mode)
Selecting the Frame Rate
Special Scene Recording Programs and Programmed AE
Cinema Mode: Giving a Cinematic Look to your
Recordings
Image Stabilization
Pre-Recording
Face Detection
Touch & Track
Video Snapshot
Digital Effects
Manual Exposure Adjustment
Manual Focus Adjustment
Tele-macro
White Balance
Self Timer
Audio Recording Level
Using Headphones
Selecting the Playback Starting Point
Playing Back Scenes or Slideshow Set to Background
Music
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Onscreen Displays and Data Code
Rating Scenes
Gallery and Scene Operations
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Managing Stories
Capturing Video Snapshot Scenes and Photos from a
Movie
Dividing Scenes
Decorating Scenes
90
92
„ Photos
98
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100
Basic Playback
Viewing Photos
Deleting Photos
102 Additional Functions
102
103
104
Taking Photos in Flexible Recording Mode
Selecting Photo Size
Slideshow
„ External Connections
106 Terminals on the Camcorder
107
Connection Diagrams
109 Playback on a TV Screen
111 Saving and Sharing Your Recordings
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114
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118
119
Copying Recordings to a Memory Card
Saving Recordings on a Computer
Saving Movies onto Standard-Definition Discs (DVD)
Copying Recordings to an External Video Recorder
Uploading Movies to Video Sharing Web Sites
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„ Additional Information
127 Appendix: Menu Options Lists
127
131
FUNC. Panel
Setup Menus
142 Appendix: Onscreen Icons and Displays
147 Trouble?
147
154
Troubleshooting
List of Messages
161 Do’s and Don’ts
161
165
166
Handling Precautions
Maintenance/Others
Using the Camcorder Abroad
167 General Information
167
168
171
176
Accessories
Optional Accessories
Specifications
Index
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About this Manual
Thank you for purchasing the Canon LEGRIA HF R28 / LEGRIA HF R27 /
LEGRIA HF R26 / LEGRIA HF R206 / LEGRIA HF R205. 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 (0 147).
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.
0: Reference page number within this manual.
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: Text that applies only to the model(s) shown in the
icon.
When you see the r icon, you will need to refer also to the
'Photo Application' Instruction Manual, included as a PDF file in the
supplied Camcorder Supplemental Disc, to complete the operation.
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.
“Screen” refers to the LCD screen.
“Scene” refers to one movie unit from the point you press the
g 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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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 (0 27).
Brackets [ ]are used to refer to control
buttons and menu options you will
touch on the screen and to other
onscreen messages and displays.
Self Timer
Operating modes:
[FUNC.] 8 [MENU] 8 8 8 [Self Timer] 8
[A On n] 8 [a]
• n appears.
• Repeat, selecting [B Off], to turn off the self timer.
For movies: In record pause mode, press g.
The camcorder starts recording after a 10-second countdown. The
countdown appears on the screen.
For photos: Press j, 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 g (when recording movies) or j fully (when
recording photos).
- Turning off the camcorder.
- Changing the camcorder’s operating mode.
Setting the camcorder to standb mode
The names of physical buttons
and switches on the
camcorder are indicated within
a “button” frame.
For example z.
The 8 arrow is used to abbreviate menu selections.
For a detailed explanation on how to use the menus,
refer to Using the Menus (0 29). For a concise
summary of all available menu options and settings,
refer to the appendix Menu Options Lists (0 127).
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Getting to Know the Camcorder
Supplied Accessories and CD-ROMs
The following accessories are supplied with the camcorder:
XCA-110E Compact Power Adapter
(incl. power cord)
BP-110 Battery PackW
XIFC-300PCU/S USB Cable
STV-250N Stereo Video CableW
Yellow • Red • White plugs
XHTC-100/S HDMI Cable
Quick GuideW
XStylus Pen
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The following CD-ROMs and software are supplied with the camcorder:
• PIXELA's Transfer Utility CD-ROM1 and Installation Guide for PIXELA’s
software
- PIXELA’s Transfer Utility - Software for saving and transferring movies
and music files you can use as background music.
• PIXELA's VideoBrowser CD-ROM1, 2
- PIXELA’s VideoBrowser - Software for managing, editing, and playing
back movies.
• Y Instruction Manual/Photo Applications Ver.351/Music Data/
Image Mix Data CD-ROM (referred to in this manual as “Camcorder
Supplemental Disc”)
- Instruction Manual - The full-version instruction manual of the
camcorder (this PDF file).
- Photo Application - Software for saving, managing, and printing
photos.
- Music data - Music files that can be used as background music during
playback. These music files are for exclusive use with the supplied
PIXELA’s software. The disc cannot be played back on CD players.
- Image mix data - Image files that can be used to mix with live video for
the image mix function.
1 The CD-ROM includes the instruction manual of the software (on PDF file).
2 This CD-ROM is not included with the
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Names of Parts
Left side view
Right side view
1 RESET button (0 151)
2
button (0 27)/
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WEB button (0 119)
3 2 (camera/play) button (0 28)
4 VIDEO SNAP (video snapshot) button
(0 66)
5 DISP. (onscreen display) button
(0 80)/
BATT. INFO button (0 146)
6 USB terminal (0 106, 109)
7 HDMI OUT terminal (0 106, 107)
8 Memory card slot X (0 35)
9 Memory card slot Y (0 35)
q Double memory card slot cover
A
a Terminal cover
A
s DC IN terminal (0 19)
A
d COMPONENT OUT terminal
A
(0 106, 108)
f AV OUT terminal (0 106, 108)/
A
X (headphones) terminal (0 74)
g Strap mount (0 23)
A
h Grip belt (0 22)
A
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Front view
Top view
Stereo microphone (0 73)
Zoom lever (0 44)
PHOTO button (0 40, 102)
ACCESS indicator (0 40, 56, 102)
POWER button
ON/OFF (CHG) (charge) indicator:
Green – ON
Orange – Standby (0 46)
Red – Charging (0 19)
d LCD touch screen (0 24, 26)
S
A
j
k
A
l
A
q
S
a
S
s
S
LCD panel
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Back view
f
S
S
g
h
S
j
S
Speaker (0 50)
START/STOP button (0 40, 56)
Tripod socket (0 162)
Serial number
The serial number label is located on
the battery compartment cover.
Bottom view
k Battery compartment cover (0 19)
S
S Battery compartment (0 19)
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Preparations
This chapter describes basic operations, such as using the
touch panel, navigating the menus, and first time settings to
help you learn more about your camcorder.
Getting Started
Charging the Battery Pack
ON/OFF (CHG)
The camcorder can be powered with a
(charge) indicator
battery pack or directly using the compact power adapter. The first time you
use a battery pack or if you have not used
the battery pack for an extended period
of time, 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 the tables
on page 168.
DC IN terminal
1 Connect the power cord to the
compact power adapter.
2 Plug the compact power adapter into a power outlet.
3 Connect the compact power adapter to the camcorder’s DC IN
terminal.
When connecting the compact power adapter’s cable to the
camcorder, make sure to align the triangle marks on the cable’s
connector and on the camcorder’s terminal (
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4 Slide the battery compartment cover
away from the lens and open it.
4
5 Insert the battery pack all the way
into the compartment and press
gently until it clicks.
6 Close the cover and slide it toward
the lens until you hear a click.
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 to
Troubleshooting (0 147).
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To remove the battery pack
1 Slide the battery compartment
cover away from the lens and
open it.
2 Raise the edge of the battery
pack in the direction of the
arrow and pull out the battery
pack.
3 Close the cover and slide it
toward the lens until you hear a
click.
IMPORTANT
• Turn off the camcorder before connecting or disconnecting the compact power adapter. After pressing x to turn off the camcorder,
important data is updated in the memory. Be sure to wait until the green
ON/OFF (CHG) indicator goes out.
• Do not connect to the camcorder’s DC IN terminal or to the compact
power adapter any electrical equipment that is not expressly recommended for use with this camcorder.
• To prevent equipment breakdowns and excessive heating, do not connect the supplied compact power adapter to voltage converters for
overseas travels or special power sources such as those on aircraft and
ships, DC-AC inverters, etc.
NOTES
• The battery pack will be charged only when the camcorder is off.
• We recommend charging the battery pack in temperatures between
10 °C and 30 °C. Outside the temperature range of approximately 0 °C
to 40 °C, charging will not start. Also, when the battery itself is outside
the temperature range of approximately 0 °C to 40 °C, charging will not
start.
• During charging, if you disconnect the compact power adapter from the
DC IN terminal or unplug it from the power outlet, make sure the ON/
OFF (CHG) indicator has gone out before connecting or plugging the
compact power adapter again.
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• 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.
• We recommend that you prepare battery packs to last 2 to 3 times
longer than you think you might need.
Preparing the Accessories
Grip Belt
Fasten the grip belt.
Adjust the grip belt so that you can reach
the zoom lever with your index finger, and
the g button with your thumb.
To remove the grip belt
1 Lift the padded handgrip’s flap and detach the strap from the
Velcro pad.
2 Pull the strap to remove it first from the front bracket on the
camcorder, then to unthread it from the handgrip and finally to
remove it from the rear bracket on the camcorder.
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Stylus Pen
Straps
To attach an optional wrist strap
Pass the attaching end of the wrist strap
through the rear bracket on the camcorder, thread the wrist strap through
the loop and fasten.
You can also attach the wrist strap to the
strap mount on the grip belt to use both
for extra convenience and protection.
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To attach an optional shoulder strap
Pass the ends of the shoulder strap through the strap mount on the grip
belt and adjust the length of the strap.
Adjusting the Position and Brightness of the LCD Screen
Rotating the LCD Panel
Open the LCD panel 90 degrees.
• You can rotate the panel 90 degrees downward.
• You can rotate the panel 180 degrees toward the lens. Rotating the
LCD panel 180 degrees can be useful when you wish to include yourself
in the picture when recording with the self timer.
180°
180°
90°
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 h pressed down for more than
2 seconds.
• Repeat this action to switch the LCD backlight between off (normal) and
on (bright).
• If 6 8 [LCD Screen Dimmer] is set to [A On], pressing h for
more than 2 seconds will turn off the screen dimmer and return the LCD
screen to its previous brightness setting.
NOTES
• The LCD backlight does not affect the brightness of the recordings.
• Using the bright setting will shorten the effective usage time of the battery pack.
• You can further adjust the brightness of the LCD screen with the 6
8 [LCD Brightness] setting, or dim it with the 6 8 [LCD Screen
Dimmer] setting to use in places where the light from the LCD screen
can be a nuisance.
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Basic Operation of the Camcorder
Using the Touch Screen
The control buttons and menu items that appear on the touch screen
change dynamically depending on the operating mode and the task
you are performing. You can easily operate the touch screen using your
finger or the supplied stylus pen. With the intuitive touch screen interface you have all the controls at your fingertips.
Touch
Press firmly on an element displayed on
the touch screen.
Used to start playing back a scene in
an index screen, to select a setting from
the menus, to select the subject whom
the camcorder will recognize as the
main subject of the scene, etc.
Drag
While applying pressure, swipe your finger up and down or left and right across
the screen.
Used to scroll menus, to browse
through index screen pages or to adjust
slider controls like the volume.
IMPORTANT
• The camcorder uses a pressure-sensitive touch screen. Press
firmly when using touch operations.
• If you press the touch screen hard, the area pressed may appear white
or black. This is a characteristic of the touch screen and will not cause a
malfunction. Also, this will not affect your recordings.
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• In the following cases, you may not be able to perform touch operations
correctly.
- Operating the touch screen with wet or gloved hands or using your
fingernails or other hard-tipped objects other than the stylus pen, such
as ballpoint pens.
- Applying excessive force or forcefully scratching the touch screen.
- Attaching commercially available screen protectors or adhesive film
onto the touch screen's surface.
Operating Modes
Recording
The camcorder offers two basic modes for recording video and photos:
Smart AUTO (
) mode for beginners or if you just prefer not to
bother with detailed camcorder settings, and flexible recording (
)
mode, which lets you change the camcorder’s settings to your preference. Press the
button to switch the camcorder to
mode
and press the button again to switch back to
mode. In either
mode, you can record movies by pressing g or take photos
by pressing j.
Operating
mode
Onscreen
icon
*
Operation
Easy recording of movies and photos (0 40).
Recording of movies (0 56) and photos (0 102)
while enjoying full access to the menus and
advanced functions.
* The mode icon displayed will change according to the optimal mode selected by
the Smart AUTO function.
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Playback
Press the S (camera/play) button to switch the camcorder
between camera (recording) mode and playback mode. You can press
S when the camcorder is off to turn it on directly in playback
mode.
Operating
mode
Onscreen
icon
Operation
Press S
Press S, touch
[b] and then
[2 Photos]
Playing back movies
(0 48).
Viewing photos (0 98).
NOTES
• When switching to a playback mode, the memory selected for playback
will be the same currently used for recording.
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Using the Menus
Many of the camcorder’s functions can be adjusted from the FUNC.
panel and the setup menus. In
mode, however, most 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 (0 127).
The FUNC. Panel and Edit Panel
In
and
mode, the FUNC. panel shows a convenient overview of frequently used shooting functions. Touch [FUNC.] to access
the FUNC. panel and then touch the function you want to set or adjust.
You may need to drag your finger up and down the screen to find the
control button of the desired function.
FUNC. panel in
mode
Touch the control
button of the desired
function
In
and
mode, touch [Edit] to display a similar panel containing the various operations that are available and then touch the control
button of the desired operation.
Edit panel in
mode
Touch the control
button of the desired
operation
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The Setup Menus
1
mode only: Touch [FUNC.]
2 Touch [MENU] to open the setup
menus.
3 Touch the tab of the desired
menu.
4 Drag your finger up and down to
bring the setting you want to
change into the orange selection
bar.
• Menu items not available appear grayed out.
• When the desired menu item appears, you can touch it to bring it
down to the orange bar.
5 When the desired menu item is inside the selection bar, touch the
orange frame on the right.
6 Touch the desired option and touch [a].
You can touch [a] 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 Touch a field you want to change (year, month, day, hours or
minutes).
2 Touch [Z] or [O] to change the field as necessary.
3 Set the correct date and time by changing all the fields in the
same way.
4 Touch [Y.M.D], [M.D,Y] or [D.M.Y] to select the date format you
prefer.
5 Touch [24H] to use 24-hour clock or leave this control unchecked
to use 12-hour clock (AM/PM).
6 Touch [OK] to start the clock and close the setup screen.
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 (0 164) and set the time zone, date and time again.
• To change the date and time later on (not during the initial setup), open
the [Date/Time] screen from the setup menus:
[FUNC.]* 8 [MENU] 8 6 8 [Date/Time]
* Only when performing the procedure in
mode.
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Changing the Language
The default language of the camcorder is English. You can set it to one
of 27 languages.
Operating modes:
[FUNC.]* 8 [MENU] 8 6 8 [Language a] 8
Desired language 8 [OK] 8 [a]
* Only when performing the procedure in a recording mode.
NOTES
• Some control buttons, such as [ZOOM], [FUNC.] or [MENU], will appear
in English regardless of the language selected.
Changing the Time Zone
Change the time zone to match your location. The default setting is
Paris.
Operating modes:
1 Open the [Time Zone/DST] screen.
[FUNC.]* 8 [MENU] 8 6 8 [Time Zone/DST]
* Only when performing the procedure in
mode.
2 Touch [S] to set the home time zone, or [V] to set the time zone
of your destination when you are traveling.
3 Touch [Z] or [O] to set the desired time zone. If necessary, touch
[U] to adjust for daylight saving time.
4 Touch [a] to close the menu.
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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 October 2010, the movie recording function has been tested
using SD/SDHC/SDXC memory cards made by Panasonic, Toshiba
and SanDisk.
Memory card
SD
memory cards
Capacity
SD Speed Class
64 MB or less
–
–
–
N*
128 MB or more
Recording movies
N
SDHC
memory cards
Over 2 GB
N
SDXC
memory cards
Over 32 GB
N
* Depending on the memory card used, it may not be possible to record movies.
NOTES
• About the SD Speed Class: The SD Speed Class is a standard that indicates the minimum guaranteed data transfer speed of SD/SDHC/SDXC
memory cards. When you buy a new memory card, look for the Speed
Class logo on the package.
We recommend using memory cards rated Speed Class 4, 6 or 10.
SDXC Memory Cards
Use SDXC memory cards only with SDXC-compatible devices, such as
SDXC-compatible digital recorders, computers and card readers. The
table below summarizes compatibility by computer operating system,
as of October 2010. For the latest information, however, contact the
computer, operating system or memory card manufacturer.
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Compatible operating systems for SDXC memory cards
Operating system
Compatibility
Windows 7
Compatible
Windows Vista
Compatible (requires Service Pack 1 or later)
Windows XP
Compatible (requires Service Pack 3 and KB955704 update)
Mac OS X
Not compatible
IMPORTANT
• If you use an SDXC memory card with a computer OS that is not SDXCcompatible, you may be prompted to format the memory card. In such
case, cancel the operation to prevent data loss.
• 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.
IMPORTANT
• Do not insert an Eye-Fi card into card slot X. Doing so may cause a
malfunction with the card's wireless communication functionality.
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Inserting and Removing a Memory Card
Make sure to initialize (0 38) all memory cards before using them with
this camcorder.
1 Turn off the camcorder.
Make sure the ON/OFF (CHG) indicator
is off.
2 Open the double memory card slot
cover.
3 Insert the memory card into one of
the memory card slots.
• You can also use two memory cards,
one in each memory card slot.
• Insert the memory card straight, with
the label facing up, all the way into
the memory card slot until it clicks.
• To use the wireless communication features of an Eye-Fi card, insert
it into memory card slot Y. Be sure you understand the information
provided in Eye-Fi Cards (0 34) before using an Eye-Fi card.
4 Close the double memory card slot cover.
Do not force the cover closed if the memory card is not correctly
inserted.
To remove the memory card
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 default memory for
recording both is the built-in memory (
/
/
) or memory
card X (
/
).
Operating modes:
POINTS TO CHECK
• Be sure you understand the information provided in Eye-Fi Cards
(0 34) before using an Eye-Fi card.
/
/
[FUNC.] 8 [MENU] 8 8 8
[Rec Media for Movies] or [Rec Media for Photos] 8
[f] (built-in memory), [4] (memory card X) or [7]
(memory card Y)* 8 [a]
/
[FUNC.] 8 [MENU] 8 8 8
[Rec Media for Movies] or [Rec Media for Photos] 8
[4] (memory card X) or [7] (memory card Y)* 8 [a]
* When selecting the memory, you can check the approximate available recording
time, based on currently used settings.
NOTES
•
/
/
Select to record movies in the built-in memory or
memory card X if you later want to convert the movies to standard definition in order to upload them to the Web.
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Relay Recording of Movies
You can activate the relay recording so if the memory you are using
becomes full while recording movies, the recording will continue automatically on a memory card.
When recording on memory card X, you can use memory card Y for
relay recording (497).
/
/
only: When recording in the
built-in memory, you can choose to use only memory card X for relay
recording (f94), or use both memory cards (f9497).
Operating modes:
1 Insert a memory card that contains no video recordings into the
card slot of the memory card you want to use for relay recording.
• When relay recording from the built-in memory (
/
/
only): memory card slot X or both memory card slots.
• When relay recording from memory card X: memory card slot
Y only.
2 Activate the relay recording.
[FUNC.] 8 [MENU] 8 8 8 [Rec Media for Movies] 8
/
/
only) or [4] 8
[f] (
[Relay Recording] 8Desired option* 8 [a]
* The approximate available recording time will now reflect the combined space in
the memories used for relay recording.
NOTES
•
/
/
You cannot use relay recording from the built-in
memory to memory card Y. When using a single memory card, be sure
to insert it into memory card slot X.
• There will be a momentary stop in the scene at the point where the
recording switched to a different memory.
• Any of the following actions will deactivate the relay recording function:
- Turning off the camcorder.
- Opening the double memory card slot cover.
- Changing the camcorder's operating mode.
- Changing the memory used for recording movies.
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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. It also contains images used for the image mix function.
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.
/
/
[FUNC.]1 8 [MENU] 8 6 8 [Initialize f/g] 8
[f Built-in Mem.], [4 Mem. Card A] or [7 Mem. Card B]
8 [Initialize] 8 [Complete Initialization]2 8 [Yes]3 8 [OK]
8 [a]
/
[FUNC.]1 8 [MENU] 8 6 8 [Initialize g] 8
[4 Mem. Card A] or [7 Mem. Card B] 8 [Initialize] 8
[Complete Initialization]2 8 [Yes]3 8 [OK] 8 [a]
1
2
3
Only when performing the procedure in
mode.
Touch this option if you want to physically erase all the data rather than just clear
the file allocation table of the memory.
If you selected the [Complete Initialization] option, you can touch [Cancel] to cancel
the initialization while it is in progress. All recordings will be erased and the memory
can be used without any problem.
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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 (0 111).
• Initializing a memory card will permanently erase any music and image
files you may have transferred from the supplied Camcorder Supplemental Disc to the card. (
/
/
The music and image files
that come pre-installed in the built-in memory will be restored after it is
initialized.)
- Windows users: Use the supplied software PIXELA's Transfer Utility
or VideoBrowser to transfer music files from the supplied Camcorder
Supplemental Disc to a memory card after it is initialized. For details,
refer to the Software Guide (PDF file) of the supplied software.
- Mac OS users: Use Finder to transfer music files from the [MUSIC]
folder on the supplied Camcorder Supplemental Disc to a memory
card after it is initialized. Refer to About the music files (0 175) 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. Initializing the card will erase the software
contained in the card.
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Smart AUTO Mode
This chapter covers how to easily record video and photos in
Smart AUTO mode, and how to use basic shooting functions
like zoom and Quick Start. To enjoy full access to menus and
more advanced functions, refer to the relevant chapters for
video (0 56) and photos (0 102).
Basic Recording
Before you begin recording, make a test recording first to check that
the camcorder is operating correctly.
Shooting Video and Taking Photos in Smart AUTO Mode
With Smart AUTO mode, you can take great-looking videos and photos
by letting the camcorder automatically adjust settings based on the
recording situation.
Operating modes:
1 Turn on the camcorder.
• By default, movies and
photos are recorded in
the built-in memory
(
/
/
only)
or on memory card X
(
/
). You can
select the memory that
will be used to record
movies and photos
(0 36).
• Please read the
IMPORTANT section
(0 43) before using an
Eye-Fi card.
2 Press
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To record video
3 Press g to begin recording.
Press g again to pause the recording.
To take photos
3 Press j halfway.
If the subject is not in focus, h will flash in yellow. Adjust the
camcorder's position and press j halfway again. Once the focus
is automatically adjusted, h will turn green and one or more AF frames
will appear.
4 Press j fully.
The ACCESS indicator will flash as the photo is being recorded.
When you have finished recording
1 Make sure that the ACCESS indicator is off.
2 Turn off the camcorder.
3 Close the LCD panel.
About the Smart AUTO mode
• Only the following functions are available in this mode.
- Zoom (0 44).
- Quick Start (0 46).
- Video snapshot (0 66).
- Image stabilization modes (0 62).
- Face detection (0 64) to get beautiful shots of people every time,
tracking the subject even if the person moves.
- Touch & Track (0 65) to track other moving subjects, keeping
them in focus and using the best settings to record them.
- Decorating scenes (0 92).
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• When shooting in
mode, the camcorder will automatically
detect certain characteristics of the subject, background, lighting
conditions, etc. It will then adjust various settings (focus, exposure,
color, image stabilization, image quality, among others), selecting the
best settings for the scene you want to shoot. The Smart AUTO
mode icon will change to one of the following icons.
Smart AUTO icons
Background →
(color of the icon)
Bright
(gray)
Subject ↓
Blue skies
(light blue)
Vivid colors
(green/red)
Sunsets
(orange)
People (stationary)
(
)
(
)
(
)
(
)
(
)
(
)
(
)
(
)
(
)
–
People (moving)
Subjects other than
people, such as
landscapes
Close objects
(
–
*
*
*
)* (
)* (
)*
–
The icon in parentheses appears under backlight conditions.
* When "T" appears in the icon, this indicates that tele-macro (0 70) has been
activated.
Background →
(color of the icon)
Dark (dark blue)
Subject ↓
Spotlight
Night scene
People (stationary)
–
–
People (moving)
–
–
–
–
Subjects other than
people, such as
landscapes
Close objects
*
* When "T" appears in the icon, this indicates that tele-macro (0 70) has been
activated.
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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 or damage
to the memory.
- Do not open the double memory card slot cover.
- Do not disconnect the power source or turn off the camcorder.
- Do not change the camcorder’s operating mode.
• Be sure to save your recordings regularly (0 111), especially after
making important recordings. Canon shall not be liable for any loss or
corruption of data.
• When recording photos on an Eye-Fi card in memory card slot Y, photos will be uploaded automatically when the camcorder is in 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 (0 125).
NOTES
• About the Power Save mode: If 6 8 [Power Saving Mode] 8 [Auto
Power Off] is set to [A 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 x 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 (0 25) or
adjust the brightness of the LCD screen with the 6 8 [LCD Brightness] setting.
• Under certain conditions, the Smart AUTO icon that appears on the
screen may not match the actual scene. Especially when shooting
against orange or blue backgrounds, the Sunset or one of the Blue
Skies icons may appear and the colors may not look natural. In such
case, we recommend recording using the [A Programmed AE] recording program (0 59).
• In
mode, the setup menus cannot be access and there is limited
access to the FUNC. panel. However, the following settings can be
changed in advance, before pressing
.
- FUNC. panel: [Decoration], [ZOOM], [Image Stabilizer].
- 7 menu: [Auto Slow Shutter]
- 8 menu: [Video Snapshot Length], [Rate Scenes (Recording)],
[Rec Media for Movies], [Recording Mode], [Rec Media for Photos],
[Photo Aspect Ratio]
- 6 menu: All settings.
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Zooming
Operating modes:
The camcorder offers three types of zoom - optical, advanced and digital. For optical zoom, the camcorder uses the optical magnification
ratio of the lens. For advanced zoom, the camcorder processes the
image beyond the range of the optical zoom to obtain a larger zoom
without any deterioration in image quality. For digital zoom, the image
is processed digitally so image quality will deteriorate the more you
zoom in.
In
mode, select the type using the 7 8 [Zoom Type] setting.
In
mode, [Zoom Type] will be set to [Advanced]. A summary of the
zoom types is given in the table below.
[Zoom Type] setting →
Model ↓
/
1
2
/
[Optical]1
[Advanced]2
20x
28x (24x)
400x
20x
28x (24x)
1000x
18x
25x (21x)
360x
[Digital]
When taking photos, only optical zoom is available.
The number in the parentheses applies when [Image Stabilizer] (FUNC. panel) is
set to [P Dynamic].
There are two ways you can zoom in and out: using the zoom lever on
the camcorder or using the zoom controls on the touch screen.
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Using the Zoom Lever
Move the zoom lever toward Q
(wide angle) to zoom out. Move
it toward P (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.
W Zoom out
T Zoom in
Using the Touch Screen’s Zoom Controls
1 Display the zoom controls on the touch screen.
[FUNC.] 8 [ZOOM]
• The zoom controls appear on the left side of the screen.
2 Touch the zoom controls to operate
the zoom.
Touch anywhere within the Q area to
zoom out or anywhere within the P area
to zoom in. Touch closer to the center for
a slow zoom; touch closer to the e/d
icons for faster zooms.
3 Touch [a] to hide the zoom controls.
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.
• When using tele-macro (0 70) and the camcorder is at full telephoto,
you can focus on a subject as close as 40 cm.
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• When recording at maximum advanced zoom, the video quality is
equivalent to high definition.
• In
mode, you can also set 7 8 [Zoom Speed] to one of three
constant speeds (3 is the fastest, 1 the slowest).
• When [Zoom Speed] is set to [I Variable], the zoom speed will be
faster in record pause mode than when actually recording, except when
pre-recording (0 63) is activated.
Quick Start Function
When you close the LCD panel with the camcorder on, the camcorder
enters the standby mode. In standby mode the camcorder consumes
only about 1/3 the power used when recording, saving energy when
you are using a battery pack. Additionally, when you open the LCD
panel, the camcorder is ready to start recording in approximately
1 second*, allowing you to record the subject right away.
* The actual time required varies depending on the shooting conditions.
Operating modes:
1 With the camcorder on and in a recording mode, close the LCD
panel.
A beep will sound and the green ON/OFF (CHG) indicator will change
to orange to indicate the camcorder entered standby mode.
2 When you wish to resume recording, open the LCD panel.
The ON/OFF (CHG) indicator turns back green and the camcorder is
ready to record.
IMPORTANT
• Do not disconnect the power source during standby mode (while the
ON/OFF (CHG) indicator is lit in orange).
NOTES
• The camcorder will not enter standby mode if the LCD panel is closed
while the ACCESS indicator is on or flashing, or while a menu is being
displayed. The camcorder may also not enter standby mode if the LCD
panel is closed when the battery charge is too low. Check that the ON/
OFF (CHG) indicator changes to orange.
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• About standby mode and auto power off:
- The camcorder will power off automatically if left in standby mode for
10 minutes. Press x 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 68 [Power Saving Mode] 8
[Quick Start (Standby)] setting.
- The usual 5-minute auto power off setting of [Power Saving Mode] is
not applicable while the camcorder is in standby mode.
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Video
This chapter covers functions related to movies, including playback, advanced shooting, advanced functions and scene operations. For details about basic video shooting, refer to Smart
AUTO Mode (0 40).
Basic Playback
Playing Back the Video
To play back scenes based on their rating, see Playing Back Scenes by
Rating (0 83).
Operating modes:
1 Press S.
2 Open the date index screen, if it
is not displayed.
[b] 8 [1 Date]
3 Look for the scene you want to play back.
Move the zoom lever toward Q to show 15 scenes per page; move it
toward P to show 6 scenes per page.
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A Memory being read.
B Recording date.
C Drag your finger left for the next index page*.
D Drag your finger right for the previous index page*.
E Select a different index screen to read different content or
from a different memory (0 52).
F 3D Flip View (0 52)
G [Edit] panel
H Timeline (0 76)
I Divider indicating a change of recording date.
* While browsing through index pages, a scroll bar will appear at the
bottom of the screen for a few seconds. When you have a large
number of scenes it may be more convenient to drag your finger
along the scroll bar.
4 Touch the desired scene to play it back.
• Playback will start from the scene selected and continue until the end
of the last scene in the index screen.
• Touch the screen during playback to display the playback controls
for a few seconds.
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During playback:
A Stop the playback.
B Jump to the beginning of the scene. Double-tap to jump
to the previous scene.
C Pause the playback.
D Touch to show volume and audio balance controls. Drag
your finger left and right along the bar to adjust. For
[Music Balance], adjust toward [c] to increase the level of
the original audio; adjust toward [b] to increase the level
of background music. Set the level in the middle for an
equal mix of both.
E Decorate scenes (0 92).
F Touch anywhere else to hide the playback controls.
G Fast playback backward*.
H Jump to the next scene.
I Fast playback forward*.
* Touch several times to increase the playback speed to approximately 5x → 15x → 60x the normal speed. During fast playback,
touch anywhere on the screen to return to normal playback.
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During playback pause:
A Resume playback.
B Slow playback backward*.
C Slow playback forward*.
D Decorate scenes (0 92).
* Touch repeatedly to increase the playback speed 1/8 → 1/4 the
normal speed. During slow playback, touch anywhere on the
screen to return to playback pause.
IMPORTANT
• Observe the following precautions while the ACCESS indicator is on or
flashing. Failing to do so may result in permanent data loss.
- Do not open the double memory card slot cover.
- Do not disconnect the power source or turn off the camcorder.
- Do not change the camcorder’s operating mode.
• 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.
• During fast/slow playback, you may notice some anomalies (blocky
video artifacts, banding, etc.) in the playback picture.
• The speed indicated on the screen is approximate.
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3D Flip View
3D Flip View is a fun way to display your video recordings (original
scenes) in a 3D layout, organized by recording date.
In the date index screen, touch [
].
To return to the date index screen, touch [Q].
A Drag your finger up and down to browse through the
scenes recorded in the displayed date.
B Drag your finger left to go to the next date with recordings.
C Touch the scene in the front to play it back.
D Currently selected recording date.
E Drag your finger right to go to the previous date with
recordings.
F Current scene / Total number of scenes recorded on the
selected date.
The Index Selection Screen: Selecting the Content to Play Back
From the index selection screen you can select the content you want to
play back (original scenes or photos on the memory card, for example).
You can also select the memory from which you want to play back your
recordings.
Operating modes:
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In any index screen, touch [b].
During single photo view, touch the screen once to display the controls
then touch [Q] to open the [Photos] index screen.
A Touch the tab of the desired memory: built-in memory
(
/
/
only), memory card X or memory
card Y.
B Touch a control button to select the content you want to
play back.
Options
[1 Date]
Scenes in the date index screen are organized by
recording date.
[
Gallery] Scenes in the gallery screen are organized by various
groups, or “stories” (0 84). Touch [
Gallery] and then the
desired story.
[2 Photos] Display the photo index screen.
[u SD Movies]
/
/
only. When a memory card is
selected, displays scenes that were converted to standard definition to upload them to the Web (0 119).
NOTES
• Fast/slow playback modes are not available for scenes converted to
standard definition. Scenes in the [u SD Movies] index screen can be
played back only at normal speed.
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Date Index Screen and Gallery Screen
From the index selection screen, you can choose two methods to
display scenes. Touch [1 Date] to display the date index screen,
which groups scenes by recording date. Touch [
Gallery] to display the gallery screen, which organizes scenes by various groups,
or “stories”.
Gallery screen with
[Unsorted] selected
The gallery screen, by default, contains two groups that are divided
as follows.
[Unsorted]:
For your regular scenes.
[Video Snapshot]: For video snapshot scenes.
Drag your finger left and right to show the next or previous story. To
view your regular scenes, select [Unsorted]. To view your video
snapshot scenes, select [Video Snapshot]. You can even create
new stories that contain movies of your choosing and you can
arrange their order to your liking (0 84).
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 and Stories from the Gallery (0 84).
Operating modes:
1 In the date index screen, open the screen that contains the
scenes you want to delete.
To delete all the scenes recorded on a specific date, select the index
page that contains scenes from that date.
2 Touch [Edit] 8 [Delete].
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3 Touch the desired option.
If you selected [Select], touch the scenes to delete and then touch
[OK]. A checkmark O will appear on selected scenes. Touch a
selected scene again to remove the checkmark. You can also touch
[Remove All] to remove all checkmarks.
4 Touch [Yes] 8 [OK].
Touch [Stop] to interrupt the operation while it is in progress. Some
scenes may be deleted nevertheless.
Options
[ Date ]
Deletes all scenes recorded on the date displayed on the
control button.
[Select] Deletes all scenes that you select.
[All Scenes] Deletes all scenes.
To delete scenes during playback
1 Touch the screen to display the playback controls.
2 Delete the scene.
[C] 8 [Edit] 8 [Delete] 8 [Yes] 8 [OK]
IMPORTANT
• Be careful when deleting original recordings. Once deleted, original
scenes cannot be recovered.
• Save copies of important scenes before deleting them (0 111).
• Observe the following precautions while the ACCESS indicator is on or
flashing (while scenes are being deleted).
- Do not open the double memory card slot cover.
- Do not disconnect the power source or turn off the camcorder.
- Do not change the camcorder’s operating mode.
NOTES
• Deleting a scene from the gallery screen or date index screen will delete
that scene permanently from the camcorder.
• To delete all movies and make all recordable space available again you
may prefer to initialize the memory (0 38).
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Advanced Functions
Shooting Video in Flexible Recording Mode
When the camcorder is in
(flexible recording) mode, you can
enjoy full access to the menus and manually adjust the exposure,
focus, white balance and many more of the camcorder's settings to
your preference. The camcorder can even help you with the settings,
for example, when you use Special Scene recording programs (0 59).
Operating modes:
1 Turn on the camcorder.
By default, movies are recorded in
the built-in memory (
/
/
only) or on memory card X
(
/
). You can select the
memory that will be used to record
movies (0 36).
2 Press g to begin
recording.
Press g again to pause
the recording.
Reviewing Your Recording
You can play back the last scene recorded to check it. The camcorder
will play back the last 4 seconds of the scene but without sound.
[FUNC.] 8 [
Review Recording]
IMPORTANT
• Observe the following precautions while the ACCESS indicator is on or
flashing. Failing to do so may result in permanent data loss or damage
to the memory.
- Do not open the double memory card slot cover.
- Do not disconnect the power source or turn off the camcorder.
- Do not change the camcorder’s operating mode.
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• Be sure to save your recordings regularly (0 111), especially after
making important recordings. Canon shall not be liable for any loss or
corruption of data.
NOTES
• The zoom, Quick Start function, power saving modes, etc. operate the
same way in
mode as in
mode. For details, refer to Smart
AUTO Mode (0 40).
Selecting the Video Quality (Recording Mode)
The camcorder offers 5 recording modes. Changing the recording
mode will change the recording time available on the memory. Select
MXP or FXP mode for better movie quality; select LP mode for longer
recording times. The following table gives approximate recording
times.
Operating modes:
[FUNC.] 8 [MENU] 8 8 8 [Recording Mode] 8
Desired recording mode 8 [a]
NOTES
• Scenes recorded in MXP mode cannot be saved onto AVCHD discs.
Save such scenes onto Blu-ray discs or use the supplied PIXELA's
VideoBrowser* to back up such scenes. If you use PIXELA's VideoBrowser, however, scenes will be converted to FXP mode quality.
• 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.
* Not supplied with the
.
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
Approximate recording times
Recording mode →
MXP1
FXP1
XP+
SP
LP
4 GB
Memory card
20 min.
30 min.
40 min.
1 hr.
10 min.
1 hr.
30 min.
8 GB Memory card/
/
Builtin memory2
40 min.
1 hr.
1 hr.
25 min.
2 hr.
20 min.
3 hr.
16 GB
Memory card
1 hr.
25 min.
2 hr.
5 min.
2 hr.
50 min.
4 hr.
45 min.
6 hr.
5 min.
32 GB Memory card/
Built-in
memory2
2 hr.
55 min.
4 hr.
10 min.
5 hr.
45 min.
9 hr.
35 min.
12 hr.
15 min.3
Memory ↓
1
2
3
Default value
Recorded in 1,920 x 1,080 resolution. Movies recorded using other recording
modes are recorded in 1,440 x 1,080 resolution.
/
/
At the time of purchase, the built-in memory contains
about 70 MB of music files and 5 MB of image files.
A single scene can be recorded continuously for 12 hours; at that point, the
camcorder will stop for about 3 seconds before resuming recording.
Selecting the Frame Rate
Select the frame rate before you make a recording to match your creative intent. Changing the frame rate will change the “feel” of your
recordings, for example, by giving them a more cinematic look.
Operating modes:
[FUNC.] 8 [MENU] 8 8 8 [Frame Rate] 8
Desired frame rate 8 [a]
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Options
( Default value)
[w 50i (Standard)]
50 fields per second, interlaced. This is the
default setting and is suitable for most situations.
[D PF25]
25 frames per second, progressive. Using this frame
rate will give your recordings a cinematic look. When combined
with the [D Cine Mode] recording program (0 61), the cinematic look will be enhanced. Using this frame rate, video is
recorded as 50i.
NOTES
• When the frame rate is set to [D PF25], you cannot take photos.
Special Scene Recording Programs and Programmed AE
Recording in a very bright ski resort or capturing the full colors of a
sunset or a fireworks display becomes as easy as selecting a Special
Scene recording program.
On the other hand, you can select the Programmed AE (AE: auto exposure) recording program. With this recording program, the camcorder
automatically adjusts the shutter speed and aperture while you are able
to adjust the other settings.
Operating modes:
[FUNC.] 8 [Rec. Programs] 8 [F Portrait]* 8
Desired recording program 8 [a]
* To set the Programmed AE recording program, select [A Programmed AE] instead
and then touch [a]. The rest of the procedure is not necessary.
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Options
( Default value)
[FPortrait]
The camcorder uses a large aperture, to achieve a sharp focus on the subject
while blurring the background.
[GSports]
To record sports scenes such as
tennis or golf.
[q Night Scene]
To record nightscapes with
lower noise.
[ISnow]
To record in bright ski resorts without
the subject being underexposed.
[JBeach]
To record on a sunny beach without
the subject being underexposed.
[KSunset]
[p Low Light]
[LSpotlight]
To record sunsets in vibrant colors.
To record in low-light situations.
To record spotlit scenes.
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[MFireworks]
To record fireworks.
NOTES
• [F Portrait]/[G Sports]/[I Snow]/[J Beach]: The picture may not
appear smooth during playback.
• [F Portrait]: The blur effect of the background increases the more you
zoom in (P).
• [I Snow]/[J Beach]: The subject may become overexposed on
cloudy days or in shaded places. Check the image on the screen.
• [p 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.
• [M Fireworks]:
- To avoid camcorder blur (blur due to the camcorder moving) we
recommend using a tripod.
- When taking photos, slower shutter speeds are used so blur is more
likely to occur. Stabilize the camcorder, for example, by mounting it on
a tripod.
Cinema Mode: Giving a Cinematic Look to your Recordings
Give your recordings a cinematic look by using
the [D Cine Mode] recording program. Combine
this recording program with the 25 fps progressive
frame rate [D PF25] to get the enhanced effect
of the 25p Cinema Mode.
Operating modes:
[FUNC.] 8 [Rec. Programs] 8 [D Cine Mode] 8 [a]
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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. In
mode,
this function is set to [Q Standard] and cannot be changed.
Operating modes:
*
* Available for movies only.
[FUNC.] 8 [Image Stabilizer] 8 Desired IS mode 8 [a]
Options
( Default value)
[P 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.
[Q Standard]
Compensates for a lower degree of camcorder
shake, such as when shooting while remaining stationary, and is
suitable for shooting natural-looking scenes. Use this setting
when recording movies with the optional Wide-converter or Teleconverter.
[j Off]
Use this setting when the camcorder is mounted on a tri-
pod.
NOTES
• If the degree of camcorder shake is too high, the image stabilizer may
not be able to fully compensate. The image stabilizer may not be able to
successfully eliminate all blur if the camcorder or 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 [P Dynamic], if the background's
movement does not appear natural, select [Q Standard] or [j Off].
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Pre-Recording
The camcorder will start recording 3 seconds before you press
g, ensuring you do not miss important shooting opportunities. This is especially useful when it is difficult to predict when to start
recording.
Operating modes:
1 Activate the pre-recording function.
[FUNC.] 8 [d Pre REC] 8 [A On] 8 [a]
• d appears.
• Repeat, selecting [B Off], to turn off pre-recording.
2 Press g.
The scene recorded in the memory will start 3 seconds before
g 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
g 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 z.
- Changing the camcorder's operating mode.
- Setting the camcorder to standby mode.
- Opening the setup menus or using the following functions in the
FUNC. panel: [Rec. Programs], [Decoration], [White Balance], [Image
Stabilizer], [Digital Effects] or [Review Recording].
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Face Detection
The camcorder automatically detects people’s faces and uses this
information to select the optimal settings for beautiful videos and photos.
Operating modes:
POINTS TO CHECK
• Select a recording program other than [q Night Scene], [p Low Light]
or [M Fireworks].
By default, face detection is activated. If the function was turned off, perform the following procedure to turn it on.
[FUNC.] 8 [MENU] 8 7 8
[Face Detection & Tracking] 8 [A On o] 8 [a]
To select the main subject
If there is more than one person in the
picture, the camcorder will automatically
select one person it determines is the
main subject. The main subject is indicated by a white face detection frame
and the camcorder will optimize the settings for that person. Other faces will
have gray frames. Touching a subject will
activate Touch & Track (0 65).
Main subject
NOTES
• The camcorder may mistakenly detect the faces of non-human subjects. In such case, turn face detection off.
• In certain cases, faces may not be detected correctly. Typical examples
include:
- Faces extremely small, large, dark or bright in relation to the overall
picture.
- Faces turned to the side, at a diagonal or partially hidden.
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• Face detection cannot be used when the shutter speed used is slower
than 1/25 or when the digital zoom is activated at more than 80x zoom.
• When face detection is activated, the slowest shutter speed used by the
camcorder is 1/25.
Touch & Track
When recording people, face detection (0 64) will track the main subject and adjust the optimal settings. But also when recording other
moving subjects such as your pet, a moving vehicle or people not facing the camera directly, you can use Touch & Track to keep your subject in focus and achieve the best results.
Operating modes:
1 Make sure face detection is activated (0 64).
2 Point the camcorder at a moving subject and touch the subject on
the touch screen.
• A white double frame will appear around the subject and track it as it
moves.
• Touch [Cancel z] to remove the frame and cancel the tracking.
NOTES
• If there is more than one subject on the screen that have similar characteristics, such as color, the camcorder might track a subject different
from the intended one. In such case, touch the desired main subject
again.
• In certain cases, Touch & Track may not be able to track the subject.
Typical examples include:
- Subjects extremely small or large in relation to the overall picture.
- Subjects too similar to the background.
- Subjects lacking sufficient contrast.
- Fast moving subjects.
- When shooting indoors with insufficient lighting.
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Video Snapshot
Record a series of short scenes or capture short scenes from a movie
you have previously recorded. Play your video snapshot scenes set to
your favorite music (0 77) 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.
Recording Video Snapshot Scenes
Operating modes:
1 Press z.
• A blue border appears on the
screen.
• Press z again to
return to normal video
recording mode.
2 Press g.
• By default, 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
seconds with the 8 8 [Video Snapshot Length] setting.
• When the camcorder stops recording, the screen will momentarily
turn black as if a camera shutter had released.
NOTES
• Changing the camcorder's operating mode will deactivate the video
snapshot mode.
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Digital Effects
Operating modes:
[FUNC.] 8 [O Digital Effects] 8 Desired fader/effect* 8
[a]
* You can preview the digital effect on the screen.
• The icon of the selected digital effect appears in green. Effects are
applied immediately.
To fade in/out
Press g in record pause mode (M) to start recording with
a fade in. Press g while recording (N) to fade out and pause
the recording.
Options
( Default value)
[N Off]
Select this setting when you do not intend to use the digital effects.
[2 Black & White]*
Records movies and photos in black and
white.
[3 Sepia]*
Records movies and photos in sepia tones for an
“old” look.
[0 Fade Trigger/Once], [6 Fade Trigger/Always], [1 Wipe/Once],
[7 Wipe/Always] Select one of the faders to begin or end a
scene with a fade from or to a black screen. You can choose to
activate the fader only once, or every time you press
g to begin or end a scene.
* Only these digital effects are available when taking photos.
NOTES
• By default, the camcorder fades from or to a black screen but you can
change it to a white screen using the 7 8 [Fader Setting] setting.
• When you apply a fader, not only the picture but also the sound will fade
in or out. When you apply an effect, the sound will be recorded normally.
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• Faders cannot be used when recording video snapshot scenes or when
pre-recording is activated.
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 adjust the exposure manually or use
the Touch AE function to automatically set the optimal exposure for the
subject you select. This is convenient when the brightness of the subject you want to shoot is noticeably brighter/darker than the general
brightness of the image.
Operating modes:
POINTS TO CHECK
• Select a recording program other than [M Fireworks].
1 Open the exposure adjustment screen.
[FUNC.] 8 [e Exposure]
2 Touch a subject that appears inside the e frame.
• The Touch AE mark (P) will flash and the exposure will be adjusted
automatically so the area you touched will be correctly exposed. You
have the option to further adjust the exposure manually as
necessary.
• The manual adjustment dial appears and the adjustment value is set
at ±0.
• Touch [y] to return the camcorder to automatic exposure.
3 Touch [y] and [A] to further adjust the exposure.
• The adjustment range may vary depending on the initial brightness of
the image, and some values may be grayed out.
• Alternatively, you can drag your finger left and right along the dial.
4 Touch [a] to lock the exposure at the selected value.
During exposure lock, e and the selected exposure adjustment value
will appear on the screen.
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NOTES
• If the recording program is changed during exposure lock, the camcorder will return to automatic exposure.
• When shooting subjects with a strong light source behind them, the
camcorder automatically corrects for the backlight. You can turn off the
automatic backlight correction with the 7 8 [Auto Backlight Correction] setting.
Manual Focus Adjustment
Autofocus may not work well on the following subjects. In such case,
focus manually.
• Reflective surfaces
• Subjects with low contrast
or without vertical lines
• Fast moving subjects
• Through wet windows
• Night scenes
Operating modes:
*
* Available for movies only.
POINTS TO CHECK
• Adjust the zoom before you start the procedure.
1 Open the manual focus screen.
[FUNC.] 8 [X Focus]
2 Touch a subject that appears inside the X frame.
• The Touch AF mark (P) will flash and the focusing distance will be
adjusted automatically. You have the option to further adjust the
focus manually as necessary.
• You can touch [2] instead to adjust the focus manually without
activating the Touch AF function.
• The manual focus controls and the current focusing distance appear
(for reference only).
• Touch [2] again to return the camcorder to autofocus.
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3 Touch and hold [l] or [W] to adjust the focus.
• The center of the screen will be magnified to help you focus more
easily. You can also turn off this function with the 7 8 [Focus
Assistance] setting.
• The focusing distance displayed will change as you adjust the focus.
You can change the units used for the distance display with the
6 8 [Distance Units] setting.
• If you wish to focus on faraway subjects such as mountains or
fireworks, touch and hold [l] until the focusing distance changes to
V.
4 Touch [a] to lock the focus at the selected distance.
During manual focus, [MF] will appear on the screen.
NOTES
• While the optional Wide-converter or Tele-converter is attached, the
focusing distance displayed will be incorrect.
Tele-macro
You can take close-up shots of nearby subjects by using tele-macro.
You can create shots in which a small subject is in focus but the background is blurred, thereby emphasizing the subject.
Operating modes:
POINTS TO CHECK
• Select a recording program other than [M Fireworks].
[FUNC.] 8 [ZOOM] 8 [
]* 8 [a]
* Touch again to deactivate tele-macro.
• The camcorder will zoom to full telephoto automatically.
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NOTES
• Any of the following actions will deactivate tele-macro.
- Turning off the camcorder.
- Changing the camcorder's operating mode.
- Zooming out toward wide angle.
- Setting the recording program to [M Fireworks].
• Tele-macro cannot be activated or deactivated while recording.
• You can focus on a subject as close as 40 cm at full telephoto.
White Balance
The white balance function helps you to accurately reproduce colors
under different lighting conditions so that white objects will always look
truly white in your recordings.
Operating modes:
POINTS TO CHECK
• Select a recording program other than the Special Scene recording programs.
[FUNC.] 8 [m White Balance] 8 Desired option* 8 [a]
* When you select [g Custom WB], set the custom white balance with the following procedure before touching [a].
To set the custom white balance
Point the camcorder at a white object, so it fills the whole screen,
and touch [Set WB].
When the adjustment is completed, g stops flashing and disappears.
The camcorder will retain the custom white balance even if you turn it off.
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Options
( Default value)
[Y Automatic]
The camcorder automatically sets the white balance for natural looking colors.
[a Daylight] To record outdoors.
[d Tungsten] To record under tungsten and tungsten-type
(3-wavelength) fluorescent lighting.
[g 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 7 8 [Zoom Type] to a setting other than [Digital].
- Reset the white balance when you change locations or the lighting or
other conditions change.
- Depending on the light source, g may keep flashing. The result will
still be better than with [Y 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
Self Timer
Operating modes:
[FUNC.] 8 [MENU] 8 8 8 [Self Timer] 8
[A On n] 8 [a]
• n appears.
• Repeat, selecting [B Off], to turn off the self timer.
For movies: In record pause mode, press g.
The camcorder starts recording after a 10-second countdown. The
countdown appears on the screen.
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For photos: Press j, 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 g (when recording movies) or j fully (when
recording photos).
- Turning off the camcorder.
- Changing the camcorder’s operating mode.
- Setting the camcorder to standby mode.
Audio Recording Level
You can adjust the audio recording level of the built-in microphone. You
can display the audio level indicator while recording.
Operating modes:
1 Open the manual audio recording level adjustment screen.
[FUNC.] 8 [c Mic. Level] 8 [y Manual]
• The audio level indicator and current audio recording level will appear
on the screen.
• Touch [z Automatic] to return the camcorder to automatic audio
recording levels.
Manual audio level adjustment
Audio level indicator
Current audio level
Audio level adjustment bar
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2 Touch and hold [y] or [A] to adjust the audio recording level as
necessary.
As a guideline, adjust the audio recording level so that the audio level
meter will go to the right of the -12 dB mark only occasionally.
3 Touch [a] to lock the audio recording level at the current level.
To display the audio level indicator
Usually, the audio level indicator will be displayed only after activating
the manual adjustment of the audio recording level. You can choose to
display it also when the audio level is adjusted automatically.
[FUNC.] 8 [c Mic. Level] 8 [z Automatic] 8
[Audio Level Indicator] 8 [a]
NOTES
• When the audio level meter reaches the red point (0 dB), the sound may
be distorted.
• If the audio level is too high and the sound gets distorted, activate the
microphone attenuator with the 7 8 [Microphone Attenuator] setting.
• We recommend using headphones to check the sound level while
adjusting the audio recording level or when the microphone attenuator
is activated.
Using Headphones
Use headphones for playback or to check the audio level while recording. The headphones are connected to the AV OUT/X terminal, which
is used for both the headphones and the audio/video output. Before
connecting the headphones, follow the procedure below to change the
function of the terminal from AV output to X (headphones) output.
Operating modes:
*
* Headphones can be used also in
mode but the function of the terminal cannot be changed. Change the setting in advance in
mode.
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[FUNC.]* 8 [MENU] 8 6 8 [AV/Headphones] 8
[J Headphones] 8
To close the menu: 8 [a]
To continue adjusting the volume:
8 [f] 8 [Volume] 8 Drag your finger left and right along
the volume bar to adjust the volume 8 [a]
* Only when performing the procedure in
mode.
• J appears.
To adjust the volume during playback
In
mode, and in
mode during slideshow playback, you can
adjust the headphone's volume the same way you adjust the speaker's
volume (0 50).
IMPORTANT
• When using headphones, make sure to lower the volume to an appropriate level.
• Do not connect the headphones to the AV OUT/X terminal if the J
icon does not appear on the screen. The noise output in such case may
be harmful to your hearing.
NOTES
• Use commercially available headphones with a ∅ 3.5 mm minijack and
a cable no longer than 3 m.
• Even if [AV/Headphones] was set to [J Headphones] in a playback
mode, the function of the AV OUT/X terminal will return automatically to
AV output when you turn off the camcorder.
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Selecting the Playback Starting Point
If you have a very long scene, you may want to start playing back the
scene from a certain point. You can use the movie timeline to break the
scene to segments at fixed time intervals ranging from 6 seconds to 6
minutes.
Operating modes:
1 Open the date index screen.
2 Open the scene's [Timeline] screen.
[c] 8 Desired scene
• The [Timeline] screen appears. The large thumbnail will show the first
frame of the scene. Below it, the timeline ruler shows frames taken
from the scene at fixed intervals.
3 Touch the desired frame in the timeline ruler to start playing back
the scene from that point.
A Touch twice to return to the index screen.
B Previous/next scene.
C Drag your finger left along the ruler to display the next 5
frames.
D Current scene / Total number of scenes.
E Scene's recording mode and length.
F Recording date and time.
G Drag your finger right along the ruler to display the previous 5 frames.
H Currently selected interval between frames.
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To change the interval between frames
[6 sec] 8 Desired interval 8 [f]
Playing Back Scenes or Slideshow Set to Background Music
You can play back scenes in the date index screen, stories in the gallery and photo slideshows set to background music using one of the
supplied tracks. You can also mix the original sound with the background music and even adjust the balance of their audio levels.
Operating modes:
The supplied Camcorder Supplemental Disc contains 3 music tracks
you can use as background music.
/
/
: The music files
come pre-installed in the built-in memory.
POINTS TO CHECK
• To play back scenes, stories or a slideshow of photos recorded on one
of the memory cards, you will need to transfer the music tracks from the
supplied Camcorder Supplemental Disc to the corresponding memory
card in advance. For details, refer to the Software Guide (PDF file) of the
supplied software.
1 Open the date index screen, gallery screen, or photo index
screen.
2 Open the music track selection screen.
[MENU] 8 y / z 8 [Select Music] 8 [A On] 8
[Z] or [O] to select the desired music track 8 [1] or [b]
to adjust the audio balance 8 [a]
• For scenes, you can adjust the audio during playback using the
following procedure. Touch the screen to display the playback
controls and then touch [
]. Then, touch [1] or [b] to adjust the
balance. When finished, touch [f].
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A Select the desired music track.
B Adjust toward [1] to increase the level of the original
audio; adjust toward [b] to increase the level of background music. Set the level in the middle for an equal mix
of both.
C Delete the music track selected.
D Listen to the music track selected. Touch again (B) to
stop the playback.
To play back scenes from the date index screen
3 Touch a scene.
To play back from a particular scene in a story
3 Select the story that contains the scenes to play back.
Drag your finger right/left to bring the desired story to the front.
4 Play back the scenes.
[Scene List] 8 Orange frame that appears to the right of
the desired scene 8 Thumbnail of the scene
To play back scenes by rating in a story
3 Select the story that contains the scenes to play back.
Drag your finger right/left to bring the desired story to the front.
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4 Play back the scenes with a particular rating.
[Story Details] 8 [Play by Rating] 8 Desired rating
marker corresponding to the rating of the scenes to play
back 8 [f] 8 Thumbnail of the scene
To play back a slideshow from the photo index screen
3 Touch a photo to go to single photo view and continue with the
slideshow procedure (0 104).
To delete a music track
In the music track selection screen, touch [Z] or [O] to select the
track you want to delete.
[d] 8 [Yes]
IMPORTANT
• If you use copyrighted songs and music tracks in your video creations,
remember that music under copyright may not be used without permission from the copyright holder, except for cases permitted under applicable laws, such as for personal use. Make sure to follow applicable
laws when using music files.
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NOTES
• Initializing a memory card will permanently erase any music files you
may have transferred from the supplied Camcorder Supplemental Disc
to the card. (
/
/
The music files that come pre-installed
in the built-in memory will be restored after it is initialized.)
- Windows users: Use the supplied software PIXELA's Transfer Utility
or VideoBrowser* to transfer music files from the supplied
Camcorder Supplemental Disc to a memory card after it is initialized.
For details, refer to the Software Guide (PDF file) of the supplied
software.
- Mac OS users: Use Finder to transfer music files from the [MUSIC]
folder on the supplied Camcorder Supplemental Disc to a memory
card after it is initialized. Refer to About the music files (0 175) for the
folder structure of the memory card.
* Not supplied with the
.
• 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.
Onscreen Displays and Data Code
You can turn most onscreen displays on or off.
Operating modes:
Repeatedly press h to turn the onscreen displays on/off in the
following sequence:
mode:
• All displays on
• Most displays off*
and
modes**:
• Only data code on
• All displays on
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* Pressing h will turn off most of the icons and displays that appear automatically but will not remove onscreen displays that were turned on manually (for
example, onscreen markers or the audio level meter).
**Touch the screen to display the playback controls.
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.). You
can select the information to be displayed with the y/z 8
[Data Code] setting.
Rating Scenes
You can assign a rating to the scenes you record. Later, you can
choose just the scenes of a particular rating to play back or edit.
Rating Scenes Right After Recording
You can rate your scenes immediately after recording them. Doing so
will allow you to assign a rating while the scene is still fresh in your
memory.
Operating modes:
[FUNC.] 8 [MENU] 8 [8] 8
[Rate Scenes (Recording)] 8 [A On] 8 [a]
• Select [B Off] to deactivate rating scenes after recording.
After you finish recording a scene, you can select one of the following
rating marks for the scene.
[
], [
[ • • • ]:
[
]:
], [
]: Rates the scene with three, two or one star,
respectively.
Leaves the scene unrated. If [Rate Scenes
(Recording)] is set to [B Off], all recorded
scenes will be unrated.
Rates the scene with a [
] rating.
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Rating Scenes in the Gallery
Operating modes:
1 From the gallery screen, select the story that contains the scenes
to rate.
Drag your finger right/left to bring the desired story to the front.
2 Touch [Scene List].
3 When the desired scene appears in the orange bar, touch the
frame on the right side.
• You can drag your finger up and down to browse through the scene
list.
• The [Edit Scene] screen will appear.
4 Select the desired rating for the scene.
The selected rating mark will be highlighted.
5 Touch [f].
• The [Scene List] screen appears and the scene will have the selected
rating.
• To return to the gallery screen, touch [f] again.
Rating Scenes During Playback
1 Play back from the gallery the story that contains the scenes you
want to rate.
2 During playback of a scene you want to rate, pause the playback
and rate the scene.
Touch the screen 8 [C] 8 [Edit] 8 [Rating] 8 Desired
rating 8 [a]
3 Touch [A] to resume the playback and rate other scenes in the
same way or touch [B] to return to the gallery.
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Playing Back Scenes by Rating
You can play back scenes that have a particular rating.
Operating modes:
1 From the gallery screen, select the story that contains the scenes
to play back.
Drag your finger right/left to bring the desired story to the front.
2 Select a rating.
[Story Details] 8 [Play by Rating] 8 Desired rating 8
[f] 8 [f]
3 Touch the story's thumbnail.
If the story does not contain scenes of the selected rating, a message
will be displayed. Touch [OK] to return to the gallery screen.
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Gallery and Scene Operations
Managing Stories
The gallery initially contains two groups, [Unsorted] for your regular
scenes and [Video Snapshot] for your video snapshot scenes. In addition, you can create new groups, or “stories”, which contain scenes of
your choosing, arranged in an order to your liking. For example, you
can create a story that is a collection of scenes from a particular event
or trip.
Creating a New Story
Operating modes:
1 Open the gallery screen.
[b] 8 [
Gallery]
2 Create a new story.
[
] (create new story) 8 [Yes]
• Touch [No] to exit without creating a new story.
NOTES
• Including [Unsorted] and [Video Snapshot], a memory can contain a
maximum of 100 stories.
• [Unsorted] and [Video Snapshot] cannot be deleted.
Deleting Scenes and Stories from the Gallery
You can delete scenes in the gallery that you no longer need. When
you delete scenes, you can choose to delete individual scenes or an
entire story (including all the scenes that comprise it).
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To delete individual scenes
1 From the gallery screen, select the story that contains the scene
to delete.
2 Delete the scene.
[Scene List] 8 Orange frame that appears to the right of
the desired scene 8 [d] 8 [Yes] 8 [OK] 8 [f]
• The scene is deleted and the gallery screen appears.
To delete scenes by rating
You can delete all the scenes in a story with a particular rating.
1 From the gallery screen, select the story that contains the scenes
to delete.
Drag your finger right/left to bring the desired story to the front.
2 Open the [Delete] screen.
[Story Details] 8 [Edit Story] 8 [Delete]
3 Select a rating mark that corresponds to the rating of the scenes
to delete.
• The selected rating mark will be highlighted and the number of
applicable scenes will appear. If a story does not contain scenes of a
particular rating, the corresponding rating mark will be grayed out.
• You can select multiple rating marks.
4 Delete the scenes.
[Set] 8 [Yes]* 8 [OK] 8 [f]
* Touch [Stop] to interrupt the operation while it is in progress. Some scenes may
be deleted nevertheless.
• The scenes are deleted and the gallery screen appears.
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To delete a story
You can delete new stories that you have created.
1 From the gallery screen, select the story to delete.
Drag your finger right/left to bring the desired story to the front.
2 Delete the story.
[Story Details] 8 [Edit Story] 8 [Delete Story] 8 [Yes]*
8 [OK]
* Touch [Stop] to interrupt the operation while it is in progress. Some scenes may
be deleted nevertheless.
• The story is deleted and the gallery screen appears.
IMPORTANT
• Deleting a scene from the gallery screen or date index screen will delete
that scene permanently from the camcorder.
Moving or Copying Scenes in the Gallery
Move scenes in the gallery (individually or by rating) to play them back
in the order of your choice. You can also copy scenes to another story.
Note that you cannot move or copy scenes to [Unsorted] or [Video
Snapshot].
To move individual scenes
1 From the gallery screen, select the story that contains the scenes
to move.
Drag your finger right/left to bring the desired story to the front.
2 Touch [Scene List].
3 When the desired scene appears in the orange bar, touch the
frame on the right side.
• You can drag your finger up and down to browse through the scene
list.
• The [Edit Scene] screen will appear.
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4 Touch [Move] or [Copy].
Thumbnails of each story (except for [Unsorted] and [Video Snapshot])
will appear.
5 Touch the thumbnail of the story where you want to move or copy
the scenes.
If you are moving or copying scenes to an empty story, skip to step 7.
6 Drag your finger up and down to select the desired position and
then touch [Set].
The orange bar (destination icon) indicates where in the story the scene
will be moved or copied to.
7 Touch [Yes].
When copying scenes, you can touch [Stop] to interrupt the operation
while it is in progress. After scenes are copied, touch [OK] when the
confirmation screen appears.
8 Touch [f].
To move scenes by rating
You can move scenes of a particular rating from one story to another.
1 From the gallery screen, select the story that contains the scenes
to move.
Drag your finger right/left to bring the desired story to the front.
2 Open the [Move Story] screen.
[Story Details] 8 [Edit Story] 8 [Move Story]
3 Select a rating mark that corresponds to the rating of the scenes
to move.
• The selected rating mark will be highlighted and the number of
applicable scenes will appear. If a story does not contain scenes of a
particular rating, the corresponding rating mark will be grayed out.
• You can select multiple rating marks.
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4 Move the scenes.
[Set] 8 Thumbnail of the story where you want to move
scenes 8 [Yes] 8 [f]
• The scenes are moved and the gallery screen of the source story
appears.
IMPORTANT
• You cannot move or copy scenes to [Unsorted] or [Video Snapshot].
Capturing Video Snapshot Scenes and Photos from a Movie
You can capture video snapshot scenes or photos from a previously
recorded scene. For example, you may want to take photos from video
recorded at a party or create a small video clip using video snapshot
scenes from the highlights of an event.
Operating modes:
Capturing a Video Snapshot Scene
1 Open the index screen that contains the scene from which you
want to capture the video snapshot scene.
2 Play back the desired scene.
3 Press g to capture the video snapshot scene.
The camcorder captures the video snapshot scene for about 4
seconds (the blue frame serves as a visual progress bar), and then
enters playback pause mode. You can change the length of video
snapshot scene you capture with the 8 8 [Video Snapshot
Length] setting.
4 Touch the screen and then touch [B] to return to the index
screen.
NOTES
• A video snapshot scene can be captured only during playback; it cannot be captured during playback pause mode.
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• The captured video snapshot scene is saved to the same memory that
contains the source scene.
• In the gallery screen, a captured video snapshot scene is saved in
[Video Snapshot] as the last scene.
• Video snapshot scenes cannot be captured from any of the following
types of scenes.
- Scenes shorter than 1 second
- Scenes that were edited using the supplied software PIXELA’s
VideoBrowser* and were then transferred to a memory card
connected to the computer.
* Not supplied with the
.
• When the source scene is itself a video snapshot scene, you may not
be able to capture a video snapshot scene depending on the length of
the source scene and the length currently selected for video snapshot
scenes.
• When you start capturing a video snapshot scene less than 1 second
from the end of the scene, the video snapshot scene will be captured
starting from the beginning of the following scene.
• During the playback of video snapshot scenes captured from a previously recorded movie, you may notice some anomalies in the picture/
sound at the point where the playback switches to a new scene.
Capturing Photos
You can capture a photo from a movie during playback. The size of the
captured photos will be 1920x1080.
Please read the IMPORTANT section before using an Eye-Fi card.
Operating modes:
1 Play back the scene from which you want to capture the photo.
2 Pause the playback at the point you want to capture.
3 Press j fully.
4 Touch [B] to return to the index screen.
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IMPORTANT
• When capturing photos on an Eye-Fi card in memory card slot Y, photos will be uploaded automatically when the camcorder is in 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 (0 125).
NOTES
• The data code of the photos will reflect the date and time of recording of
the original scene.
• Photos captured from a scene with a lot of fast movement may be
blurred.
• Photos will be recorded on the memory selected for recording photos.
Dividing Scenes
You can divide scenes in order to leave out the best parts and later cut
out the rest.
Operating modes:
1 Select the scene you want to divide and touch it to start playing it
back.
You can also divide a scene in a story.
2 Pause the playback at the point where you want to divide the
scene.
3 Open the scene division screen.
[Edit] 8 [Divide]
4 Bring the scene to a precise point, if necessary.
• During playback pause: Touch [A] to play back the scene. Touch
[F] or [E] to jump a frame backward/forward.
• During playback: Touch [C] to pause the playback. Touch [J] or
[I] for fast playback backward/forward.
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5 Divide the scene.
[A Divide] 8 [Yes]
• The video from the division point to the end of the scene will appear
as a new scene in the index screen.
NOTES
• When advancing/reversing frames while dividing the scenes, the interval
between frames is about 0.5 seconds.
• If the scene cannot be divided at the point where you paused the playback, advance/reverse a frame and then divide the scene.
• During the playback of a scene that was divided, you may notice some
anomalies in the picture/sound at the point where the scene was cut.
• The following scenes cannot be divided:
- Video snapshot scenes and other scenes that are too short (less than
3 seconds).
- Scenes that were edited using the supplied software PIXELA’s
VideoBrowser* and were then transferred to a memory card
connected to the computer.
* Not supplied with the
.
• Scenes cannot be divided within 1 second from the beginning or the
end of the scene.
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Decorating Scenes
Add a new level of enjoyment to scenes by decorating them. You can
add animated graphics, stamps, even your own drawings with the supplied stylus pen, and more!
Operating modes:
Decorating while Recording
1 Open the decoration screen.
[FUNC.] 8 [
Decoration]
• You can open the decoration screen when the LCD panel is stowed
with the LCD screen facing away from the camcorder. In such case,
make sure 6 8 [Autostart Decoration] is set to [A On].
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A Canvas: This is the area on which you will draw and see
your decorations in action. Items B to G collectively
make up the toolbar and are used to decorate the
canvas.
B [Pens and Stamps]: Allows you to select the type of pen
or stamp and its color. After you add decorations, you
can save the canvas. However, only one canvas can be
saved per memory.
C [Animated Stamps]: You can select animated stamps to
include in your decoration. You can place them anywhere
on the canvas.
D [Date and Time]: Adds the date and/or time to the canvas. You can then move it anywhere you like.
E Image mix: Choose one of 27 different frames to add to
the canvas and mix with live video. This can be used in
combination with the pens, stamps and animated
stamps.
F Freeze screen: Freezes the screen when decorating. You
can record the screen while it is frozen.
G Minimize toolbar: Minimizes the toolbar to the top of the
screen. To restore the toolbar, touch [ ].
2 Use a tool from the toolbar.
See below for an explanation of each tool.
3 Press g to record.
The onscreen decorations will be included in the recording.
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To use ([Pens and Stamps])
1 Touch [ ].
The [Pens and Stamps] screen will appear.
2 Select the desired pen or stamp from [Tools].
You can also clear the canvas, save a canvas or load a canvas. See the
following procedures.
3 Select white or black from [Colors].
Alternatively, you can touch [ ] and select a color from the displayed
colors.
4 Touch [f].
The canvas appears on the screen.
5 Draw on the canvas.
To clear the [Pens and Stamps] decorations
1 While the canvas is displayed, touch [ ].
2 Touch [Clear] 8 [Yes].
The [Pens and Stamps] decorations are cleared.
To save the [Pens and Stamps] decorations
1 While the canvas is displayed, touch [ ].
2 Touch [Save] 8 [Yes].
• The current [Pens and Stamps] decorations are saved.
• Only one canvas can be saved to the memory. The canvas is saved
to the built-in memory (
/
/
) or memory card X
(
/
).
To load a [Pens and Stamps] decoration
1 While the canvas is displayed, touch [ ].
2 Touch [Load] 8 [Yes].
The [Pens and Stamps] decorations saved to the memory are loaded
and appear on the canvas.
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To use
([Animated Stamps])
1 Touch [ ].
The [Animated Stamps] screen will appear.
2 Select the desired stamp number.
3 Touch a spot on the canvas to place the selected stamp.
To use J ([Date and Time])
1 Touch [J].
2 Touch [Date] or [Time] and then touch [f].
• The selected option will appear on the screen. Touch both control
buttons to display both the date and time.
• You can also touch one of the three control buttons on the bottom to
change how the date/time is displayed. [ ] places the date/time in a
dark frame, [ ] displays the date/time in white, [ ] displays the
date/time in black.
3 Touch the date or time and drag your finger to the desired
location.
To use
(image mix)
1 Touch [ ].
You can touch one of the memory icons at the bottom of the screen to
read image mix frames saved on a different memory (
/
/
: only when recording on or playing back scenes from a memory
card). (0 175)
2 Touch [ON].
The [Select Image] screen will appear.
3 Touch [+] or [-] to select a different image.
4 Touch [f].
The selected image will appear on the canvas.
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To use
(freeze screen)
1 Touch [ ].
The control button will change to [
] and the picture will be frozen.
2 Decorate the screen using the other tools in the palette.
3 Touch [
].
The screen will return to normal.
NOTES
• If the memory that contains the canvas is initialized, the canvas will be
deleted.
• When the [Animated Stamps] tool is used, the date/time will not be displayed or recorded.
Decorating during Playback
You can decorate scenes being played back in the same way that you
decorate scenes being recorded. Note that decorations added to a
scene during playback will not be recorded with the scene. However,
when you convert scenes to standard definition (0 120), the decorations will be superimposed on the SD movies*.
*
/
/
only.
1 Play back the scene to decorate.
2 Touch the screen to display the playback controls.
3 Touch [
].
• The canvas and toolbar will appear. Decorate the canvas as
described in the previous section.
• The image mix function is not available when decorating scenes
during playback or scenes being converted to standard definition.
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Photos
Refer to this chapter for details on taking and viewing photos.
For details about basic photo shooting, refer to Smart AUTO
Mode (0 40).
Basic Playback
Viewing Photos
Operating modes:
1 Press S.
2 Open the [Photos] index screen.
[b] 8 [2 Photos]
3 Look for the photo you want to play back.
Move the zoom lever toward Q to show 15 photos per page; move it
toward P to show 6 photos per page.
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A Memory being read.
B Index screen currently displayed.
C Drag your finger left for the next index page.
D Drag your finger right for the previous index page.
E Select a different index screen to read different content or
from a different memory (0 52).
4 Touch the photo you wish to view.
• The photo is displayed in single photo view.
• Drag your finger left/right to browse through the photos one by one.
To return to the index screen from single photo view
1 Touch the screen to display the playback controls.
2 Touch [Q].
Photo Jump Function
When you have recorded a large number of photos, you can jump easily through the photos using the scroll bar.
1 Touch the screen to display the playback controls.
2 Jump through the photos using the scroll bar.
[g] 8 Drag your finger left and right along the scroll
bar 8 [f]
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IMPORTANT
• Observe the following precautions while the ACCESS indicator is on or
flashing. Failing to do so may result in permanent data loss.
- Do not open the double memory card slot cover.
- Do not disconnect the power source or turn off the camcorder.
- Do not change the camcorder’s operating mode.
• Even if you transfer them to a memory card connected to a computer,
the following image files may not be displayed correctly using the camcorder.
- Images not recorded with this camcorder.
- Images edited on or uploaded from a computer.
- Images whose file names have been changed.
Deleting Photos
You can delete those photos that you are not interested in keeping.
Operating modes:
Deleting a Single Photo
1 In single photo view, select the photo you want to delete.
2 Touch the screen to display the playback controls.
3 Delete the photo.
[Edit] 8 [Delete] 8 [d Proceed] 8 [Yes]
4 Drag your finger left/right to select another photo to delete or
touch [a].
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Deleting Photos from the Index Screen
From the index screen, you can delete selected photos or all photos.
1 Open the [Photos] index screen.
[b] 8 [Photos]
2 Select the photos to delete.
[Edit] 8 [Delete] 8 Desired option
If you selected [Select], touch the photos to delete and then touch
[OK]. A checkmark O will appear on selected photos. Touch a
selected photo again to remove the checkmark. You can also touch
[Remove All] to remove all checkmarks.
3 Touch [Yes] 8 [OK].
Touch [Stop] to interrupt the operation while it is in progress.
Options
[Select] Deletes all photos that you select.
[All Photos] Deletes all photos.
IMPORTANT
• Be careful when deleting photos. Deleted photos cannot be recovered.
• Photos protected with another device cannot be deleted.
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Additional Functions
Taking Photos in Flexible Recording Mode
Operating modes:
1 Turn on the camcorder.
•
/
/
By
default, photos are
recorded in the built-in
memory. You can set the
memory card as the
recording media for photos
(0 36).
• Please read the
IMPORTANT section
(0 103) before using an
Eye-Fi card.
2 Press j halfway.
Once the focus is
automatically adjusted, h will
turn green and one or more
AF frames will appear.
3 Press j fully.
The ACCESS indicator will flash as the photo is being recorded.
When you have finished recording
1 Make sure that the ACCESS indicator is off.
2 Turn off the camcorder.
3 Close the LCD panel.
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IMPORTANT
• Observe the following precautions while the ACCESS indicator is on or
flashing. Failing to do so may result in permanent data loss.
- Do not open the double memory card slot cover.
- Do not disconnect the power source or turn off the camcorder.
- Do not change the camcorder’s operating mode.
• After recording photos on an Eye-Fi card in memory card slot Y, photos will be uploaded automatically when the camcorder is in 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 (0 125).
NOTES
• You cannot take photos when 8 8 [Frame Rate] is set to
[D PF25]. Also, you cannot take photos when digital zoom is activated (light blue area on the zoom bar).
Selecting Photo Size
You can select the size of photos by choosing the aspect ratio. You can
select [F 2016x1512] or [G 1920x1080]. If you select
[G 1920x1080], the photo will be recorded in a wide aspect ratio.
Operating modes:
[FUNC.] 8 [MENU] 8 8 8 [Photo Aspect Ratio] 8
Desired photo size (aspect ratio) 8 [a]
Options
Large capacity memory cards, like those usually used for video recording, can contain a very large number of photos. As a reference, the
number of photos that can be recorded on a 1 GB memory card is 455
for [F 2016x1512] and 670 for [G 1920x1080].
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NOTES
• The actual number of photos that can be recorded will vary depending
on the subject and shooting conditions.
• The camcorder retains the last setting used even if you set the camcorder to
mode.
• When printing photos, use the following guidelines as a reference for
selecting the print size.
- [F 2016x1512]: To print photos up to A4 size (21 x 29.7 cm).
- [G 1920x1080]: To print photos with a 16:9 aspect ratio.
(Wide-sized photo paper is required).
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 (0 77).
3 Touch the screen to display the playback controls, then touch [A]
to play back the slideshow set to the selected music track.
Touch [C] to stop the slideshow. Hide the playback controls if
necessary.
To change the slideshow’s transition effects
[MENU] 8 z 8 [Slideshow Transition] 8
[B Off], [i Dissolve] or [j Slide Image] 8 [a]
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r Functions You Can Use when Taking Photos
You can also use the following functions...
The following functions and features of the camcorder can be used
either for shooting video or for taking photos. The way to set and use
them was already explained in detail, so we refer you to the relevant
page in the “Video” section.
• Zoom (0 44)
• Quick Start (0 46)
• Recording programs (0 59, 61)
• Face detection (0 64)
• Digital effects (0 67)
• Manual exposure adjustment (0 68)
• White balance (0 71)
• Self timer (0 72)
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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 HDMI OUT Terminal*
Access: Open the LCD panel.
The HDMI OUT terminal offers a high-quality
digital connection that combines audio and
video in a single convenient cable.
3 COMPONENT OUT Terminal*
Access: Open the side terminal cover.
The component video terminal is for video only.
When you use connection B do not forget the
audio connections using the AV OUT/X
terminal.
4 AV OUT/X Terminal
Access: Open the side terminal cover.
Sound from the built-in speaker will be muted
while the STV-250N Stereo Video Cable is
connected to the camcorder. Adjust the volume
on the connected TV.
* When connecting a cable to the camcorder, make sure to align the cable so the triangle mark on the connector is facing up.
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Connection Diagrams
In the following connection diagrams, the left side shows the terminals
on the camcorder and the right side shows (for reference only) an
example of terminals on a connected device.
Connection A
HDMI
Type: Digital Quality: High definition Output only
Connect to a high-definition TV (HDTV) with an HDMI input terminal.
(HDMI mini connector)
HTC-100/S HDMI Cable
(supplied)
(standard HDMI
connector)
About the HDMITM connection
The HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) connection (A) is a
convenient all-digital connection using a single cable for both video
and audio. When you connect the camcorder to an HDTV equipped
with an HDMI terminal, you can enjoy video and audio playback at
the highest quality.
- The HDMI OUT terminal on the camcorder is for output only. Do not
connect it to an HDMI output terminal on an external device, as this
may damage the camcorder.
- While the camcorder is connected to an HDTV using connection A, there
will be no video output from other terminals.
- Correct operation cannot be guaranteed when connecting the
camcorder to DVI monitors.
- Depending on the HDTV, correct playback of personal video content may
not be possible using connection A. Try one of the other connections.
- Refer to Appendix: Menu Options Lists (0 127) for details on the functions
that are compatible with HDMI: [x.v.Color], [Control for HDMI], [HDMI 1080p
Output] and [HDMI status].
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Connection B
Component Video
Type: Analog Quality: High Definition Output only
Connect to a high-definition TV (HDTV) with component video input terminals. Change
6 8 [AV/Headphones] to [H AV]
Red
Blue
CTC-100 Component Cable
(optional)
Green
White
STV-250N Stereo Video Cable
(supplied)
Red
Connection C
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:
- y/z 8 [TV Type] according to the TV set (widescreen or 4:3), if the TV
cannot automatically detect and change the aspect ratio
- 6 8 [AV/Headphones] to [H AV]
Yellow
STV-250N Stereo Video Cable
(supplied)
White
Red
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Connection c
Composite Video (SCART)
In all respects, exactly the same connection as connection C.
Connect to a standard TV or VCR with SCART input terminal. Requires a SCART adapter
(commercially available).
STV-250N Stereo Video Cable
(supplied)
Red
White
Yellow
SCART adapter
(commercially available)
Connection D
USB
Type: Digital data connection
Connect to a computer to save your recordings.
USB Cable
(supplied)
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.
Refer to Connection Diagrams (0 107) and select the most
appropriate connection for your TV.
3 Turn on the connected TV.
On the TV, select as the video input the same terminal to which you
connected the camcorder. Refer to the instruction manual of the
connected TV.
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4 Turn on the camcorder and set it to
Play back the movies or photos.
or
mode.
NOTES
• To correctly play back movies recorded with x.v.Color (0 135) on an
HDTV compatible with this standard, additional settings may be
required on the connected HDTV. Refer to the TV’s instruction manual.
• We recommend powering the camcorder using the compact power
adapter.
• Connection C or c: 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
Copying Recordings to a Memory Card
You can copy your recordings to a memory card but only to memory
card Y. For
/
/
, the recordings to be copied must be in
the built-in memory or on memory card X. For
/
, the
recordings must be on memory card X.
From the date index screen, you can choose to copy all the scenes
recorded on a particular date, individual scenes or all the scenes. From
the gallery, you can choose to copy all the scenes in a story.
Please read the IMPORTANT section (0 113) before using an Eye-Fi
card.
POINTS TO CHECK
• Make sure the memory card to which you want to copy recordings is
inserted into memory card slot Y.
Copying Scenes from the Date Index Screen
When viewing the gallery on memory card Y, copied scenes will be in
[Unsorted] regardless of which story the original scenes are in.
Operating modes:
1 Open the index page in the date index screen that contains the
scenes you want to copy.
• After pressing [b], select the f tab to copy scenes from the
built-in memory (
/
/
only) or the 4 tab to copy
scenes from memory card X.
• To copy all the scenes recorded on a specific date, select the index
page that contains scenes from that date.
2 Touch the scenes to copy.
[Edit] 8 [Copy (f97)] (
/
[Copy (497)] 8 Desired option
/
only) or
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If you selected [Select], touch the scenes to copy and then touch [OK].
A checkmark O will appear on selected scenes. Touch a selected
scene again to remove the checkmark. You can also touch [Remove
All] to remove all checkmarks.
3 Touch [Yes] 8 [OK].
Touch [Stop] to interrupt the operation while it is in progress.
Copying Scenes by Rating from the Gallery
1 From the gallery, select the story that contains the scenes to copy.
Drag your finger right/left to bring the desired story to the front.
2 Copy the scenes.
[Story Details] 8 [Play by Rating] 8 Desired rating marker
corresponding to the rating of the scenes to copy 8 [f] 8
/
/
only) or
[Edit Story] 8 [Copy (f97)] (
[Copy (497)] 8 [Yes]* 8 [OK] 8 [f]
* Touch [Stop] to interrupt the operation while it is in progress.
Copying a Single Photo
Operating modes:
1 In single photo view, select the photo you want to copy.
Check that you are viewing photos recorded in the built-in memory
(
/
/
only) or on memory card X.
2 Touch the screen to display the playback controls.
3 Copy the photo.
[Edit] 8 [Copy (f97)] (
/
/
[Copy (497)] 8 [i Proceed] 8 [Yes]
only) or
4 Drag your finger left/right to select another photo to copy or touch
[a].
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Copying Photos from the Index Screen
From the index screen, you can copy selected photos or all photos.
Operating modes:
1 Open the photo index screen.
After pressing [b], select the f tab to copy photos from the builtin memory (
/
/
only) or the 4 tab to copy photos from
memory card X.
2 Select the photos to copy.
[Edit] 8 [Copy (f97)] (
/
[Copy (497)] 8 Desired option
/
only) or
If you selected [Select], touch the photos to copy and then touch [OK].
A checkmark O will appear on selected photos. Touch a selected
photo again to remove the checkmark. You can also touch [Remove
All] to remove all checkmarks.
3 Touch [Yes] 8 [OK].
Touch [Stop] to interrupt the operation while it is in progress.
Options
[Select] Copies all photos that you select.
[All Photos] Copies all photos.
IMPORTANT
• Observe the following precautions while the ACCESS indicator is on or
flashing. Failing to do so may result in permanent data loss.
- Do not open the double memory card slot cover.
- Do not disconnect the power source or turn off the camcorder.
- Do not change the camcorder’s operating mode.
• When copying photos onto an Eye-Fi card in memory card slot Y, photos will be uploaded automatically when the camcorder is in 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 (0 125).
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NOTES
• In the following cases, you will not be able to copy recordings to the
memory card:
- If the double memory card slot cover is open.
- If the LOCK switch on memory card Y is set to prevent writing.
- If there is no memory card in memory card slot Y.
• Scenes that were edited using the supplied PIXELA’s VideoBrowser*
and were then transferred to a memory card connected to the computer cannot be copied to the memory card.
• If there is not enough space on memory card Y, scenes cannot be
copied. Photos will be copied until space on the memory card runs out.
* Not supplied with the
.
Saving Recordings on a Computer
Movies recorded with this camcorder are saved in the built-in memory
(
/
/
only) or on the memory cards. Because space is
limited, make sure to save your recordings on a computer on a regular
basis. Carefully read the information in SDXC Memory Cards (0 33)
before performing the procedure using recordings made on an SDXC
memory card.
Saving Movies
With the supplied PIXELA’s Transfer Utility or VideoBrowser* you can
save scenes to a computer running Windows operating system**. If
necessary, video files previously saved on a computer can be
transferred to a memory card. VideoBrowser also offers many options
for organizing your video library, editing video and more.
* Not supplied with the
.
** See the Software Guide (PDF file) of the supplied software for system requirements
and other information.
Installation
Install the supplied software before you connect the camcorder to the
computer for the first time. See the Installation Guide for PIXELA’s software.
Using the software
Refer to the Software Guide (PDF file) of the supplied software.
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Connecting the Camcorder to a Computer
1 Power the camcorder using the compact power adapter.
2 Open the date index screen or gallery screen.
3 Connect the camcorder to the computer using the supplied USB
cable.
Connection D. Refer to Connection Diagrams (0 107).
4 Camcorder: Select the memory that contains the scenes you want
to save.
Camcorder: When the connection is successfully established, [USB
Connection] appears on the screen.
5 Computer: Depending on the software you chose to install,
Transfer Utility or VideoBrowser will start up automatically.
• Transfer Utility: Click [Video file import] to start transferring files. For
details about using the software, click [Help] to open the Software
Guide (PDF file).
• VideoBrowser: Click
in the menu panel to start transferring
files. For details about using the software, click
to open the
Software Guide (PDF file).
Saving Photos
With the supplied software Photo Application you can save photos to
your computer, and easily organize and edit them.
Installation
Install the software before you connect the camcorder to the computer
for the first time. See also the relevant sections in the ‘Photo Application’ Instruction Manual (r PDF file) in the
[MANUALS_ENGLISH] folder on the supplied Camcorder Supplemental Disc.
1 Install the supplied Photo Application software following the
instructions in the software’s instruction manual.
r Refer to Installing Photo Application.
2 Start the software and follow the onscreen instructions.
r Refer to Starting CameraWindow.
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Using the software
1 Power the camcorder using the compact power adapter.
2 Set the camcorder to
mode, in single photo view.
3 Connect the camcorder to the computer using the supplied USB
cable.
Connection D. Refer to Connection Diagrams (0 107).
4 Save the photos onto the computer.
r Refer to Downloading Still Images to the Computer.
IMPORTANT
• When the camcorder is connected to a computer:
- Do not open the double memory card slot cover and do not remove
the memory cards.
- Do not access, change or delete any of the camcorder’s folders or
files directly from the computer as this may result in permanent data
loss. Always save your movies on the computer, and transfer files to a
memory card, using only the supplied PIXELA’s software.
• Observe the following precautions while the ACCESS indicator is on or
flashing. Failing to do so may result in permanent data loss.
- Do not open the double memory card slot cover.
- Do not disconnect the USB cable.
- Do not turn off the camcorder or the computer.
- Do not change the camcorder’s operating mode.
• 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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NOTES
• Refer also to the computer’s instruction manual.
• Users of Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP and Mac OS X: Your camcorder is equipped with the standard Picture Transfer Protocol (PTP)
allowing you to transfer photos (JPEG only) simply by connecting the
camcorder to a computer using the supplied USB cable, without having
to install the supplied software Photo Application.
• If you connect the camcorder to the computer while it is set to
mode, the process of creating scene thumbnails will start automatically.
If your intention was to save photos to the computer, you can touch
[Skip] to stop the process and use the computer’s Safely Remove Hardware function (Windows) or Eject function (Mac OS) to end the connection to the camcorder. Disconnect the USB cable, set the camcorder to
mode and restore the connection.
• You can select multiple stories when saving movies. When the story is
saved to the computer, all of the scenes in a single story will be joined
into one movie.
Saving Movies onto Standard-Definition Discs (DVD)
You can use the supplied PIXELA’s VideoBrowser* to save your movies
onto standard DVDs (DVD-Video standard). These are ideal for sharing
your videos with family and friends since, unlike AVCHD or Blu-ray
discs, standard DVDs can be played back on most DVD players and
computers’ DVD drives. Your computer must be equipped with a DVD
burner to create a standard DVD. Install the supplied software before
performing this procedure.
If you are using a commercially available DVD recorder or similar
device to create standard-definition discs, you will need to copy your
recordings to the device (0 118).
* Not supplied with the
.
Installation
See the Installation Guide for PIXELA’s software.
Using the software
See ‘PIXELA’s VideoBrowser Software Guide’ (PDF file).
Operating modes:
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Copying Recordings to an External Video Recorder
Operating modes:
In High Definition
Connect the camcorder to Blu-ray Disc recorders and other AVCHDcompatible digital video recorders using the supplied USB cable to
make perfect copies of your movies in high definition. If the external
digital video recorder has an SD memory card slot*, you can use the
memory card to copy your movies without connecting the camcorder.
* Make sure the external device is compatible with the type of memory card used.
Connecting
1 Power the camcorder using the compact power adapter.
2 Open the date index screen or gallery screen.
3 Connect the camcorder to the digital video recorder using the
supplied USB cable.
Connection D. Refer to Connection Diagrams (0 107).
4 Camcorder: Select the memory that contains the scenes you want
to copy.
• Select an option other than [All (for PC only)].
• Camcorder: When the connection is successfully established, [USB
Connection] appears on the screen.
Recording
Details will vary depending on the device used so be sure to refer to
the instruction manual of the digital video recorder.
In Standard Definition
You can copy your movies by connecting the camcorder to a VCR or a
digital video recorder with analog audio/video inputs. Video output will
be in standard definition, although the original scenes are in high definition.
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Connecting
Connect the camcorder to the VCR using Connection C or 3. Refer to
Connection Diagrams (0 107).
Recording
1 External device: Load a blank media and set the device to record
pause mode.
2 Turn on the camcorder and set it to
mode.
• We recommend powering the camcorder using the compact power
adapter.
• Verify that 6 8 [AV/Headphones] is set to [H AV].
3 Camcorder: Locate the scene you wish to copy and pause the
playback shortly just before the desired scene.
4 Camcorder: Resume playback.
By default, onscreen displays will be embedded in the output video
signal. You can change the displays by repeatedly pressing h.
5 External recorder: Start recording when the scene you wish to
copy appears; stop recording when it ends.
6 Camcorder: Stop playback.
Uploading Movies to Video Sharing Web Sites
You can convert your high-definition video recordings into standard
definition in order to upload them to your favorite video sharing Web
site.
/
/
You can complete the conversion to standard definition in the camcorder and then use the supplied PIXELA’s software to
upload your videos to the Web. You can even decorate scenes before
or during conversion. If you are using an Eye-Fi card, after converting
your video recordings into standard definition scenes you can upload
your movies wirelessly, directly from the camcorder. Refer to Eye-Fi’s
homepage for the latest information on compatible Web sites.
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Installation
See the Installation Guide for PIXELA’s software.
Using the software
Refer to the Software Guide (PDF file) of the supplied software.
Operating modes:
/
/
Date Index Screen
Converting Scenes into Standard Definition from the
You can convert scenes on a specific date, scenes you select, or all
scenes. You can check converted scenes using the [u SD Movies]
index screen (0 52).
1 Power the camcorder using the compact power adapter.
2 Make sure there is a memory card in slot Y with sufficient
available space.
3 Open the date index screen.
• After pressing [b], select the f tab to convert scenes from the
built-in memory or the 4 tab to convert scenes from memory card
X.
• To convert all the scenes recorded
on a specific date, select the index
page that contains scenes from
that date.
• From this index page, you can
proceed to step 4 or press Z
and skip to step 6.
4 Touch [Edit] and then [Convert
HD9SD].
5 Touch the desired option.
• If you selected [Select], touch the
scenes to convert and then touch [OK]. A checkmark O will appear
on selected scenes. Touch a selected scene again to remove the
checkmark. You can also touch [Remove All] to remove all
checkmarks.
• If a copyright notice appears, read it carefully and touch [OK] if you
agree.
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6 Touch [Next] 8 [START].
• Before touching [Next], you can touch [5] to change the conversion
settings as described below.
• Before touching [START], you can add decorations or adjust the
audio balance. Touch [
] to decorate the scene (0 92) or [
]
to adjust the audio balance (0 50).
• Touch [STOP] to interrupt the operation while it is in progress.
7 When the conversion is completed, a confirmation screen will
appear.
Connect the camcorder to the computer at this point (0 124) to
continue uploading the converted videos to the Web or touch [End
Without Connecting] to connect to the computer later.
Options
[Date]
Converts all scenes recorded on the date displayed on the
control button.
[Select] Converts all scenes that you select.
[All Scenes] Converts all scenes.
To select the bit rate
Using a higher bit rate will result in better video quality for the converted scenes, while a lower bit rate will result in smaller file sizes and
faster uploads.
[5] 8 [Bit Rate (Quality)] 8 Desired option 8 [f] 8
[f]
To automatically divide the scene
If you are converting a long scene, you can have the camcorder divide
it into 10-minute scenes, which can make uploading easier.
[5] 8 [Auto Divide] 8 [On] 8 [f] 8 [f]
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/
/
Gallery Screen
Converting Scenes into Standard Definition from the
You can convert scenes based on their rating to standard definition.
You can check converted scenes using the [u SD Movies] index
screen (0 52).
1 Power the camcorder using the compact power adapter.
2 Make sure there is a memory card in slot Y with sufficient
available space.
3 From the gallery screen, select the story that contains the scenes
to convert.
Drag your finger right/left to bring the desired story to the front.
4 Touch [Story Details].
5 Touch [Play by Rating].
6 Select the rating mark that corresponds to the rating of the
scenes to convert.
Select [All] to convert all the scenes in the story.
7 Touch [f].
8 Convert the scenes.
[Edit] 8 [Convert HDUSD (f97)] or [Convert HDUSD
(497)]
• Alternatively, you can press Z.
• If a copyright notice appears, read it carefully and touch [OK] if you
agree.
9 Follow the procedure starting from step 6 from Converting Scenes
into Standard Definition from the Date Index Screen (0 121).
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NOTES
• When converting scenes in a story:
- All the scenes are merged into one converted scene.
- If the converted scene is too large, it will be split into smaller
10-minute long scenes.
- The scenes cannot be converted when their total playback time
exceeds 2 hours and 30 minutes.
- If you select a music track before conversion (0 133), the
background music will be included in the converted scene. You can
even adjust the balance between the audio levels of the original sound
and the background music.
• The time required to convert scenes is approximately equal to the total
playback time of the converted scenes. In most cases this is still faster
than converting the scenes in the computer so we recommend you
convert scenes in the camcorder.
• If you selected [End Without Connecting] in step 7 from Converting
Scenes into Standard Definition from the Date Index Screen (0 121),
make sure you switch to a date index screen before connecting the
camcorder to a computer. See 'PIXELA's VideoBrowser Software
Guide' (PDF file) for details.
/
/
Converting Only Part of a Scene or Story
1 Power the camcorder using the compact power adapter.
2 Make sure there is a memory card in slot Y with sufficient
available space.
3 Play back the scene or story that you want to partially convert.
Check that you have selected a scene recorded in the built-in memory
or on memory card X.
4 Pause the playback where you want the converted SD movie to
begin.
5 Press Z and continue the conversion to standard definition
from step 6 in Converting Scenes into Standard Definition from
the Date Index Screen (0 121).
The video from the playback pause until the end of the scene/story (or
up to a maximum of 10 minutes, in case of longer scenes/stories) will
be converted to standard definition.
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Connecting to the Computer and Uploading your Videos
If you are connecting the camcorder to the computer immediately after
the conversion described in the previous section, start this procedure
from step 3 below. Otherwise, start this procedure from the beginning.
1 Power the camcorder using the compact power adapter.
2 Connect the camcorder to the computer using the supplied USB
cable.
• Connection D. Refer to Connection Diagrams (0 107).
•
/
Use PIXELA’s software to convert your scenes before
uploading them.
3 Computer: Depending on the software you chose to install,
Transfer Utility or VideoBrowser will start up automatically.
• Transfer Utility: Click [Web Upload] to upload your SD movies to the
Web. For details about using the software, click [Help] to open the
Software Guide (PDF file).
• VideoBrowser: Click
in the menu panel to start transferring
files. For details about using the software, click
to open the
Software Guide (PDF file).
IMPORTANT
• While the camcorder is connected to the computer, do not open the
double memory card slot cover and do not remove the memory cards.
• Observe the following precautions while the ACCESS indicator is on or
flashing. Failing to do so may result in permanent data loss.
- Do not open the double memory card slot cover.
- Do not disconnect the USB cable.
- Do not disconnect the compact power adapter or turn off the
camcorder or the computer.
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/
Uploading your Videos Wirelessly
If you are using an Eye-Fi card, you can automatically upload the movies from the [u SD Movies] index screen to your favorite video sharing
Web site. You will need to have installed the software supplied with
your Eye-Fi card and completed all the required configuration setup in
advance. Refer to the instruction manual of the Eye-Fi card.
Please read the IMPORTANT section (0 125) before using an Eye-Fi
card.
1 Insert your Eye-Fi card into memory card slot Y and make sure
there is sufficient available space on the memory card.
2 Convert the desired movies (0 120).
• When the conversion is completed, touch [End Without Connecting].
• If you are within the range of a configured network, Web upload will
start automatically.
• The status of the wireless communication is shown by the Eye-Fi
icon as follows:
- g (grayed out) Communication not established
- g (white, flashing) Connecting; g (white, continuously on)
Wireless upload on standby
- g (animated) Wireless upload in progress
- i [Eye-Fi Communication] is set to [B Off]
- h Wireless upload stopped by the camcorder (0 152)
- o Error reading from the Eye-Fi card (0 151)
IMPORTANT
Using an Eye-Fi Card
• This product is not guaranteed to support Eye-Fi card functions (including wireless transfer). In case of an issue with an Eye-Fi card, please
check with the card manufacturer. Also note that an approval is required
to use Eye-Fi cards in many countries or regions. Without approval, use
of the card is not permitted. If it is unclear whether the card has been
approved for use in the area, please check with the card manufacturer.
• Do not use Eye-Fi cards on airplanes and in other places where wireless
communication is forbidden. Remove the Eye-Fi card from the camcorder beforehand.
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NOTES
• Depending on the amount of data to be uploaded and the network's
wireless connection conditions, it can take some time to upload video
files. If the wireless connection is too weak, the wireless upload may fail
and the video files will be registered as incomplete uploads.
• About power saving:
- Wireless communication drains the power of the battery pack faster
than usual. We recommend powering the camcorder using the
compact power adapter.
- While files are being uploaded wirelessly, the camcorder's automatic
power off function will be disabled.
• The Eye-Fi card cannot wirelessly communicate with the network in the
following cases. Furthermore, wireless communication will end automatically when the camcorder is set to
or
mode.
• If the LOCK switch on the Eye-Fi card is set to prevent writing, you will
not be able to turn the wireless communication on/off and the status
icon will change to o. To use wireless communication make sure the
switch on the Eye-Fi card is not in the LOCK position.
• While using an Eye-Fi Card, the ACCESS indicator may flash from time
to time.
• Wirelessly uploading files is not possible when the Eye-Fi card is in
memory card slot X (the Eye-Fi icon will not appear on the screen). Be
sure to insert the Eye-Fi card into memory card slot Y.
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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 (0 29). For details about
each function, see the reference page. Menu options without a reference page are explained after the tables. Underlined menu options
indicate default values.
FUNC. Panel
FUNC. Menu
FUNC. Panel - Recording Modes
Control Button
0
Setting options/Function
[MENU]
Open the menus
–
z
[Rec. Programs]
[A Programmed AE]
–
z
59
[D Cine Mode]
–
z
61
[F Portrait], [G Sports],
[q Night Scene], [I Snow],
[J Beach], [K Sunset], [p Low Light],
[L Spotlight], [M Fireworks]
–
z
59
[ Pens and Stamps],
[ Animated Stamps],
[J Date and Time], [ ] (image mix),
[ ] (freeze screen),
[ ] (minimize toolbar)
z
z
92
[m White Balance]
[Y Automatic], [a Daylight],
[d Tungsten], [g Custom WB]
–
z
71
[X Focus]
2 (manual focus): toggle on or off,
Touch AF frame
–
z
69
[
Decoration]*
30
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Control Button
0
Setting options/Function
[e Exposure]
[y] (manual exposure): Toggle on or off,
Touch AE frame
–
z
68
[ZOOM]
Zoom controls, [START]/[STOP] control,
Tele-macro: Toggle on or off
z
z
44,
70
[c Mic. Level]*
[z Automatic], [y Manual]
[Audio Level Indicator]: Toggle on or off
–
z
73
[Image Stabilizer]*
[P Dynamic], [Q Standard],
[j Off]
–
z
62
[O Digital Effects]
For movies:
[N Off], [2 Black & White],
[3 Sepia], [0 Fade Trigger/Once],
[6 Fade Trigger/Always],
[1 Wipe/Once], [7 Wipe/Always]
–
z
67
For photos:
[N Off], [2 Black & White],
[3 Sepia]
–
z
[d Pre REC]*
[A On], [B Off]
–
z
63
[
Review
Recording]*
Play back the last 4 seconds of the last
movie recorded.
–
z
56
* Not available for photos.
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Setup Menus
Edit Panel Control Button
/
/
Mode
Date Index
Screen
[SD Movies]
Index Screen
Playback Pause
0
<date>, [Select],
[All Scenes]
–
–
111
<date>, [Select],
[All Scenes]
–
–
120
[Copy (f97)]*
[Copy (497)]*
/
/
[Convert HDUSD
(f97)]*
[Convert HDUSD
(497)]*
[Delete]
<date>, [Select],
[All Scenes]
[Divide]
–
[This Scene],
[All Scenes]
–
[This Scene]
z
54
90
* Not available for recordings on memory card B (7 tab).
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In the gallery:
Control Button
/
/
[Edit Story] in
[Story Details]
Screen
[Edit Scene] in
[Scene List]
Screen
Playback Pause
0
<by scene rating>
–
–
111
<by scene rating>
–
–
119
[Copy (f97)]1
[Copy (497)]1
/
/
[Convert HDUSD
(f97)]1
[Convert HDUSD
(497)]1
[Delete] or [d]
[Delete Story]2
<by scene rating> [This Scene]
z
[This Scene]
54
–
–
54
<by scene rating>
–
–
87
[Copy]
–
z
–
86
[Move]
–
z
–
86
[Divide]
–
–
z
90
[Rating]
–
[Move Story]
1
2
[
], [
], [
[ • • • ] (unrated), [
],
]
Not available for recordings on memory card B (7 tab).
Not available for [Unsorted] or [Video Snapshot].
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81
Edit Panel -
Mode
Control Button
Single
Photo View
0
[Select], [All Photos]
z
112
[Select], [All Photos]
z
100
Photo Index Screen
/
/
[Copy (f97)]
[Copy (497)]
[Delete]
Setup Menus
7 Camera Setup
Menu item
Setting options
0
[Zoom Type]
[Optical], [Advanced], [Digital]*
44
[Zoom Speed]
[I Variable], [J Speed 3],
[K Speed 2], [L Speed 1]
44
[Focus Assistance]*
[A On], [B Off]
–
[Face Detection &
Tracking]
[A On o], [B Off]
64
[Auto Backlight
Correction]*
[A On], [B Off]
69
[Auto Slow Shutter]*
[A On], [B Off]
[Flicker Reduction]*
[B Off], [
[Fader Setting]*
[
[Onscreen Markers]
[B Off], [e Level (White)],
[f Level (Gray)], [g Grid (White)],
[h Grid (Gray)]
–
[Wind Screen]*
[O Automatic], [B Off Z]
–
[Microphone
Attenuator]*
[O Automatic], [A On V]
–
50 Hz], [
Black Screen], [
–
60 Hz]
–
White Screen]
–
* Not available for photos.
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[Focus Assistance]: When focus assistance is activated, the image at the
center of the screen is magnified to help you focus manually (0 69).
• Using focus assistance will not affect the recordings. It will be cancelled
automatically after 4 seconds or when you start recording.
[Auto Slow Shutter]: The camcorder automatically uses slow shutter
speeds to obtain brighter recordings in places with insufficient lighting.
• Minimum shutter speed used: 1/25; 1/12 when the frame rate is set to
[D PF25].
• The auto slow shutter can only be activated when the recording program is set to [A 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 [B Off].
• If Y (camcorder shake warning) appears, we recommend stabilizing
the camcorder, for example, by mounting it on a tripod.
[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].
[Fader Setting]: You can select whether the fader fades in and out in
black or white.
[Onscreen Markers]: You can display a grid or a horizontal line at the center of the screen. Use the markers as a reference to make sure your subject is framed correctly (vertically and/or horizontally).
• Using the onscreen markers will not affect the recordings.
[Wind Screen]: The camcorder automatically reduces the background
sound of wind when recording outdoors.
• Some low-frequency sounds will be suppressed along with the sound
of wind. When recording in surroundings unaffected by wind or if you
want to record low-frequency sounds, we recommend setting the wind
screen to [B Off Z].
[Microphone Attenuator]: Helps prevent audio distortions.
[O Automatic]: The camcorder will automatically activate the microphone attenuator as necessary for optimal audio recording levels so high
audio levels will not be distorted.
[A On V]: The microphone attenuator will be activated at all times to
reproduce more faithfully the sound dynamics. V will appear on the
screen.
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y / z Playback Setup
Menu item
Setting options
1 2 0
[Select Music]
[B Off], [A On]
When [A On] - list of music tracks and
[Music Balance] bar
z
z
77
[Data Code]
[B Off], [I Date], [J Time],
[K Date and Time], [L Camera Data]
z
z
–
[Slideshow Transition] [B Off], [i Dissolve], [j Slide Image]
–
z
104
[TV Type]*
z
z
–
[F Normal TV], [G Wide TV]
* Option not available when the camcorder is connected to an HDTV using the supplied HDMI cable.
[Data Code]: Displays the date and/or time when the scene was recorded.
[L Camera Data]: Displays the aperture (f-stop) and shutter speed used
when recording the scene.
[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.
[F Normal TV]: TV sets with 4:3 aspect ratio.
[G Wide TV]: TV sets with 16:9 aspect ratio.
• When the TV type is set to [F Normal TV], during the playback of
video originally recorded with an aspect ratio of 16:9, the picture will not
be displayed fullscreen.
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8 Recording & Connections Setup
Menu item
1 2 0
Setting options
[Self Timer]
[A On n], [B Off]
z
–
–
72
[Video Snapshot
Length]*
[i 2 sec], [j 4 sec],
[l 8 sec]
z
z
–
66,
88
[Rate Scenes
(Recording)]*
[A On], [B Off]
z
–
–
81
[Rec Media for
Movies]*
/
/
[f] (built-in memory),
[4] (memory card X),
[7] (memory card Y)
z
–
–
36
–
–
57
[Relay Recording]: [B] (off),
[f94], [f9497], [497]
/
[4] (memory card X),
[7] (memory card Y)
[Relay Recording]: [B] (off),
[497]
[Recording Mode]*
[h High Quality 24 Mbps],
[i High Quality 17 Mbps],
[j High Quality 12 Mbps],
[l Standard Play 7 Mbps],
[k Long Play 5 Mbps]
z
[Frame Rate]*
[w 50i (Standard)], [D PF25]
z
–
–
–
[Rec Media for
Photos]
/
/
[f] (built-in memory),
[4] (memory card X),
[7] (memory card Y)
z
z
–
36
/
[4] (memory card X),
[7] (memory card Y)
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Menu item
1 2 0
Setting options
[Photo Aspect Ratio]
[F 2016x1512],
[G 1920x1080]
z
–
–
103
[Memory Info]
/
/
[f] (built-in memory),
[4] (memory card X),
[7] (memory card Y)
z
z
z
–
/
[4] (memory card X),
[7] (memory card Y)
[x.v.Color]*
[A On F], [B Off]
z
–
–
–
[Photo Numbering]
[a Reset], [b Continuous]
z
z
z
–
* Not available for photos.
[Memory Info]: Displays a screen where you can verify how much of the
built-in memory (
/
/
only) or the memory card is currently
in use (l total recording time and k total number of photos) and how
much space remains available for recording.
• Estimated figures about available movie recording time and available
number of photos are approximate and based on the recording mode
and photo size settings currently in use.
• In the information screen of a memory card you can also check its
Speed Class.
•
/
/
The [Total space] shown for the built-in memory indicates actually usable space. It may be slightly smaller than the nominal
built-in memory capacity listed in the Specifications.
[x.v.Color]: Uses a color space with an extended gamut to achieve
deeper colors, closer to real life.
• Use this function to record video only when you intend to play back your
recordings on an HDTV compatible with x.v.Color, connected to the
camcorder using the supplied HDMI cable. If recordings made with
x.v.Color are played back on a non-compatible TV, colors may not be
reproduced correctly.
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[Photo Numbering]: Select the photo numbering method to be used on a
new memory card. Photos are automatically assigned consecutive numbers from 0101 to 9900, and stored in folders containing up to 100 photos. Folders are numbered from 101 to 998.
[a Reset]: Photo numbers will restart from 101-0101 every time you
insert a new memory card.
[b 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 [b 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”.
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6 System Setup
In this table, 4 and 3 refer to movies and photos in
Menu item
mode, respectively.
1 2 0
Setting options
[Output Onscreen
Displays]
[A On], [B Off]
[Language a]
[
], [Dansk], [Deutsch], [
[English], [Español], [Français],
[Italiano], [Magyar], [Melayu],
[Nederlands], [Norsk], [Polski],
[Português], [
], [Suomi],
[Svenska], [Türkçe], [
],
[
], [
], [
],
[
], [
], [
[
], [
]
[LCD Brightness]
[LCD Screen
Dimmer]
[A On], [B Off]
],
z
z
z
–
z
z
z
32
z
z
z
–
z
z
z
–
],
[LCD Mirror Image]
[A On], [B Off]
z
–
–
–
[AV/Headphones]1
[H AV], [J Headphones]
z
z
z
74
[Volume]1
Speaker:
–
z
z
50,
74
z
z
z
,r
Headphone:
,e
[Notification Sounds]
[N High Volume],
[M Low Volume], [B Off]
z
z
z
–
[Autostart
Decoration]1
[A On], [B Off]
z
–
–
92
[Power Saving Mode] [Auto Power Off]:
[B Off], [A On]
z
z
z
–
[Quick Start (Standby)]:
[B Off], [f 10 min],
[g 20 min], [h 30 min]
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Menu item
/
/
[Initialize]
/
[Initialize]
[Time Zone/DST]
[Date/Time]
1 2 0
Setting options
z
z
z
38
[S] (home time zone) or [V] (travel
time zone): [Paris], list of world time
zones
[U] (DST adjustment)
z
z
z
32
[Date/Time]: –
z
z
z
31
[P Built-in Mem.],
[4 Mem. Card A], [7 Mem. Card B]
[Complete Initialization]:
Toggle on or off
[4 Mem. Card A], [7 Mem. Card B]
[Complete Initialization]:
Toggle on or off
[Date Format]:
[Y.M.D], [M.D,Y], [D.M.Y]
(Y- year, M- month, D- day)
[24H]: Toggle on (24-hour clock) or off
(12-hour clock)
[Battery Info]
–
z
z
z
–
[Control for HDMI]2
[A On], [B Off]
z
z
z
–
[HDMI 1080p
Output]2
[A On], [B Off]
z
z
z
–
[HDMI Status]
–
z
z
z
–
[Distance Units]
[m meters], [n feet]
z
–
–
–
[Demo Mode]
[A On], [B Off]
z
–
–
–
[Firmware]
–
–
–
z
–
[Eye-Fi
Communication]3
[O Automatic], [B Off]
z
z
z
125
1
2
3
Not available for photos.
Option not available when the camcorder is connected to an HDTV using the supplied HDMI cable.
Option available only after having inserted an Eye-Fi card in memory card slot Y.
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[Output Onscreen Displays]: When set to [A On], the camcorder’s
onscreen displays will appear also on the screen of a TV or monitor connected to the camcorder.
[LCD Brightness]: Adjusts the brightness of the LCD screen.
• Changing the brightness of the LCD screen does not affect the brightness of your recordings or the brightness of the playback image on a
TV.
[LCD Screen Dimmer]: When set to [A On], the LCD screen is dimmed.
Doing so is ideal when using the camcorder in locations where the LCD’s
illumination could become a nuisance to others. Hold h pressed
down for about 2 seconds to restore the LCD screen to its previous
brightness setting.
• Dimming the LCD screen does not affect the brightness of your recordings or the brightness of the playback image on a TV.
• When the screen dimmer is set to [B Off], the LCD screen will return
to the brightness level that was in use before the screen was dimmed.
[LCD Mirror Image]: When set to [A On], the image on the screen is
inverted horizontally when the LCD panel is rotated toward the lens.
• While this option is set to [A On] and the LCD panel is rotated toward
the lens, you cannot decorate the screen with [
Decoration].
[Notification Sounds]: A beep will accompany some operations like turning on the camcorder, the self-timer countdown, etc.
[Autostart Decoration]: When set to [A On], activates decoration mode
when you rotate and stow the LCD panel.
[Power Saving Mode]: Controls the camcorder's automatic power off settings.
[Auto Power Off]: In order to save power when the camcorder is powered
by a battery pack, it will automatically shut off if left without any operation
for 5 minutes.
• Approximately 30 seconds before the camcorder shuts off, [Auto Power
Off] will appear.
• In standby mode, the camcorder will shut off after the time selected for
the [Quick Start (Standby)] setting.
[Quick Start (Standby)]: Select whether to activate the Quick Start function
(0 46) 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.
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• You can set Quick Start to [B Off], for example, if the camcorder is
set on a fixed position and you want to keep recording video with the
LCD panel closed in order to conserve the battery's power.
[Battery Info]: Displays a screen where you can verify the battery charge
(as a percentage) and the remaining recording time (
back time (
,
mode).
mode) or play-
[Control for HDMI]: Activates the HDMI-CEC (Consumer Electronics Control) function. When you connect the camcorder to an HDTV compatible
with HDMI-CEC using the supplied HDMI cable, you can control the camcorder’s playback using the remote control of the TV.
• If set to [A On], when the camcorder is connected to a compatible
HDTV using the supplied HDMI cable, the video input on the TV will
automatically be set to the camcorder’s video input. Then, you can use
the up/down/left/right buttons and the OK or SET button on the TV’s
remote control to play back your recordings.
• Depending on the TV set, additional settings may be required on the TV
itself to activate the HDMI-CEC function. Refer to the TV’s instruction
manual.
• Correct operation of the HDMI-CEC function cannot be guaranteed
even when connecting the camcorder to compatible TV sets. If you
cannot use the remote control of the TV, set [Control for HDMI] to
[B Off] and operate the camcorder directly.
• The remote control of the TV can only be used to play back movies or
photos (
or
mode only). If the camcorder is connected to the
TV while it is set to recording mode, depending on the TV used, turning
off the TV will automatically turn off the camcorder even if it is recording
at the time.
• We recommend not connecting more than 3 HDMI-CEC compatible
devices at a time.
[HDMI 1080p Output]: When the camcorder is connected using an HDMI
connection to a television that supports 1080p output, the camcorder will
convert 1080i video and output it as 1080p.
[HDMI Status]: Displays a screen where you can verify the standard of the
output signal from the HDMI OUT terminal.
[Distance Units]: Selects the units to use for the focusing distance display
during manual focus.
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[Demo Mode]: The demonstration mode displays the camcorder's main
features. It starts automatically when the camcorder is powered with the
compact power adapter if you leave it turned on without a memory card
for more than 5 minutes.
• To cancel the demo mode once it has started, press any button or turn
off the camcorder.
[Firmware]: You can verify the current version of the camcorder's firmware. This menu option is usually unavailable.
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Appendix: Onscreen Icons and Displays
Recording Movies (in Smart AUTO mode)
1 Control button: Open the FUNC.
panel (0 29)
2 Smart AUTO mode (0 40)
3 Onscreen zoom controls (0 45)
4 Operating mode (0 27)
5 In record pause mode:
Total number of scenes
6 Memory operation (0 146)
7 Image stabilizer (0 62)
Remaining battery time (0 146)
Zoom (0 44)
Recording mode (0 57)
Headphone output (0 74)
Control button: Start/Stop video
recording
d Face detection frame (0 64)
A
f Touch & Track frame (0 65)
A
8
9
q
A
a
A
s
A
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Recording Movies (in Flexible Recording mode)
Top row of icons during record pause mode
g Recording program (0 59, 61)
A
A Manual exposure (0 68)
h
j N Autofocus,
A
MF Manual focus (0 69)
k Face detection (0 64)
A
l White balance (0 71)
A
q Audio level indicator (0 73)
S
a Control button: Last function used
S
([ZOOM] in this case)
s x.v.Color (0 135)
S
d While recording/during playback:
S
Scene counter (hours : minutes :
seconds)
f Digital effect (0 67)
S
g PF25 progressive frame rate
S
(0 58)
h Remaining recording time
S
4, 7 On memory card X or Y
f In the built-in memory*
3*, 5 Relay recording (0 37)
*
/
/
only.
j Tele-macro (0 70)
S
k Microphone attenuator (0 132)
S
l Wind screen off (0 132)
S
q Level marker (0 132)
D
a Flicker reduction (0 132)
D
s Pre-recording (0 63)
D
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Recording Photos (in Flexible Recording mode)
d Self timer (0 72)
D
D Number of available photos
f
4, 7 On memory card X or Y
f In the built-in
/
/
memory
g Displays the aperture (f-stop) and
D
shutter speed used.
h Focus and exposure lock
D
(0 40, 102)
Playing Movies (during playback)
j Playback control buttons (0 48)
D
D Control button: Open the Edit panel
k
(0 131)
l Eye-Fi wireless communication
D
(0 125)
F
q
a
F
s
F
d
F
Scene number
Data code (0 80, 133)
Volume and music balance (0 48)
Decoration (0 92)
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Viewing Photos
f Control button: Open the setup
F
menus (0 131)
g Current photo / Total number of
F
photos
h Photo number (0 136)
F
j Photo jump (0 99)
F
F Slideshow (0 104)
k
l Switch to [Photos] index screen
F
(0 98)
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6 Memory operation
N Record, M Record pause, A Playback, C Playback pause, I Fast playback,
J Fast reverse playback, G Slow playback, H Slow reverse playback,
E Frame advance*, F Frame reverse*.
* Available only when dividing scenes.
7 Remaining battery time
• The icon shows a rough estimate of
100%
75%
50%
25%
0%
the remaining charge as a
percentage of the full charge of the
battery pack. The remaining recording/playback time of the battery pack is displayed,
in minutes, next to the icon.
• 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 R 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.
S Remaining recording time
h
/
When there is no more free space on the memory, [f End] (built-in memory,
/
only) or [4 End] (memory card X) or [7 End] (memory card Y) will
be displayed in red and the recording will stop.
D Number of available photos
f
6 / 8 in red: There is no memory card in the corresponding memory card slot.
4 / 7 in green: 6 or more photos U in yellow: 1 to 5 photos U 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? (0 19)
Recording
• Did you turn the camcorder on and correctly set it to a recording
mode? (0 40, 56, 102) If you are recording on a memory card, is one
correctly inserted into the camcoder? (0 35)
Playback
• Did you turn the camcorder on and correctly set it to playback mode?
(0 48, 98) If you are playing back recordings from a memory card, is
one correctly inserted into the camcorder? (0 35) 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 approximately 0 °C, warm it before charging it; if it is above approximately
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.
- This can occur when attaching and attempting to charge a battery pack that is not recommended by Canon.
- When using a battery pack recommended by Canon, there may be a problem with the battery
pack or camcorder. Consult a Canon Service Center.
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A noise can be heard from the compact power adapter.
- A faint sound can be heard while the compact power adapter is connected to a power outlet.
This is not a malfunction.
The battery pack is exhausted extremely quickly even at normal temperatures.
- The battery may have reached the end of its battery life. Buy a new battery pack.
Recording
Pressing g 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 (0 54, 100) or initialize the memory (0 38) to free some space.
The point where g was pressed does not match the beginning/end of the
recording.
- There is a slight interval between pressing g and the actual start/end of recording. This is not a malfunction.
The camcorder will not focus.
- Autofocus does not work on the subject. Focus manually (0 69).
- The lens is dirty. Clean the lens with a soft lens-cleaning cloth (0 165). Never use tissue
paper to clean the lens.
When a subject flits across in front of the lens, the image appears slightly bent.
- This is a phenomenon typical of CMOS image sensors. When a subject crosses very quickly in
front of the camcorder, the image may seem slightly warped. This is not a malfunction.
Changing the operating mode between recording (N)/record pause (M)/playback (A)
takes longer than usual.
- When the memory contains a large number of scenes, some operations may take longer than
usual. Save your recordings (0 114) and initialize the memory (0 38).
Movies or photos cannot be recorded properly.
- This may occur as movies and photos are recorded/deleted over time. Save your recordings
(0 114) and initialize the memory (0 38).
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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 create a story.
- A memory can contain a maximum of 98 stories (not including [Unsorted] and [Video Snapshot]). Delete some stories (0 84) or select a different memory that contains less than 98
stories.
Cannot add scenes to a story.
- In most cases, a story can contain a maximum of 999 scenes. If a story includes scenes
recorded in MXP or FXP mode, the maximum number of scenes may be less than 999 (the
maximum number of scenes).
- You may not be able to add scenes recorded or edited using another device.
- The memory is full. Delete some recordings (0 54, 100) or initialize the memory (0 38) to
free some space.
- You may not be able to add scenes to a story even if the number of scenes is less than 999.
Cannot move scenes in the gallery.
- The memory is full. Delete some recordings (0 54, 100) to free some space.
Cannot delete a scene.
- You may not be able to delete scenes recorded or edited using another device.
Deleting scenes takes longer than usual.
- When the memory contains a large number of scenes, some operations may take longer than
usual. Save your recordings (0 114) and initialize the memory (0 38).
Cannot capture a video snapshot scene from a movie.
- You cannot capture video snapshot scenes from scenes recorded or edited using another
device.
- The memory is full. Delete some recordings (0 54, 100) to free some space.
When playing back scenes/slideshow with background music, the music track is not played
back correctly.
- This can occur when you transfer music files from the supplied Camcorder Supplemental Disc
to a memory after repeatedly recording and deleting scenes (fragmented memory). Save your
recordings (0 114) and initialize the memory (0 38). Then, transfer first the music files
from the supplied Camcorder Supplemental Disc and only then write back to the memory
recordings made with this camcorder that were previously saved on the computer.
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- Music tracks will not play back correctly if the connection was interrupted while transferring
the music files from the 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
(0 33).
Cannot divide scenes
- You cannot divide scenes recorded or edited using another device.
- The memory is full. Delete some recordings (0 54, 100) to free some space.
Cannot copy scenes/photos
- You may not be able to copy scenes/photos recorded or edited using another device.
Cannot mark individual scenes/photos in the index screen with a checkmark O
- You cannot select more than 100 scenes/photos individually. Reduce the number of selected
scenes/photos or use the [All Scenes] or [All Photos] option.
Indicators and Onscreen Displays
lights up in red.
- Battery pack is exhausted. Replace or charge the battery pack.
appears on the screen.
- The camcorder cannot communicate with the battery pack attached so the remaining battery
time cannot be displayed.
4 / 7 lights up in red.
- A memory card error occurred. Turn off the camcorder. Remove and reinsert the memory
card. Initialize the memory card if the display does not change back to normal.
- The memory card is full. Replace the memory card or delete some recordings (0 54, 100)
to free some space on the memory card.
Even after stopping recording, the ACCESS indicator does not go off.
- The scene is being recorded in the memory. This is not a malfunction.
The red ON/OFF (CHG) indicator flashes rapidly (
one flash at 0.5-second
intervals).
- Charging has stopped because the compact power adapter or the battery pack is faulty. Consult a Canon Service Center.
The red ON/OFF (CHG) indicator flashes very slowly (
one flash at 2second intervals).
- The temperature of the battery pack is outside the charging range. If the battery pack’s temperature is below approximately 0 °C, warm it before charging it; if it is above approximately
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.
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o 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
The screen appears too dark.
- The LCD screen was dimmed. Hold h pressed down for 2 seconds to restore the LCD
screen to its previous brightness setting.
Screen displays turn on and off repeatedly.
- The battery pack is exhausted. Replace or charge the battery pack.
- Remove the battery pack and reattach it correctly.
Abnormal characters appear on the screen and the camcorder does not operate properly.
- Disconnect the power source and reconnect it after a short time. If the problem still persists,
disconnect the power source and press the RESET button to reset all the camcorder’s settings
to default values.
Video noise appears on screen.
- Keep a distance between the camcorder and devices that emit strong electromagnetic fields
(plasma TVs, cellular phones, etc.).
Horizontal bands appear on the screen.
- This is a phenomenon typical of CMOS image sensors when recording under some types of
fluorescent, mercury or sodium lamps. This is not a malfunction. To reduce the symptoms,
change the 78 [Flicker Reduction] setting.
Sound is distorted or is recorded at lower levels.
- When recording near loud sounds (such as fireworks, shows or concerts), sound may become
distorted or it may not be recorded at the actual levels. Activate the microphone attenuator
(0 132) or adjust the audio recording level manually (0 73).
The picture is displayed correctly but there is no sound from the built-in speaker.
- Speaker volume is turned off. Adjust the volume.
- If the STV-250N Stereo Video Cable is connected to the camcorder, disconnect it.
- The AV terminal is set to headphone output. Set 88 [AV/Headphones] to [AV].
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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 (0 54, 100) to free some space or replace
the memory card.
- Initialize the memory card (0 38) 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
(0 33).
- The folder and file numbers have reached their maximum value. Set 88 [Photo Numbering] to [Reset] and insert a new memory card.
Cannot upload files wirelessly using an Eye-Fi card.
- Files cannot be uploaded wirelessly while the camcorder is in
or
mode.
Change to a playback mode.
- You may have inserted the Eye-Fi card into memory card slot X. Insert it into memory card
slot Y.
- 68 [Eye-Fi Communication] is set to [Off] (i appears onscreen). Set it to [Automatic].
- Opening the LCD panel may help when the wireless connection is not strong enough.
- If certain conditions occur while uploading files, such as the wireless connection getting too
weak, the camcorder may stop the wireless upload (h appears onscreen). Move to a location with a stronger wireless signal.
- Contact the card manufacturer’s customer care.
The wireless communication status icon does not appear
- You may have inserted the Eye-Fi card into memory card slot X. Insert it into memory card
slot Y.
There are brief stops in the sounds recorded by the optional WM-V1 Wireless Microphone.
- This may occur during recording if the LOCK switch on the Eye-Fi card is set to prevent writing, causing wireless communication to occur. Change the position of the LOCK switch.
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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.
- There will be no video output from the AV OUT terminal while the optional CTC-100 Component Cable is connected to the camcorder's COMPONENT OUT terminal. Disconnect the
CTC-100 Component Cable in advance to use the AV OUT terminal.
There is no sound from the TV.
- When connecting the camcorder to an HDTV using the optional CTC-100 Component Cable,
make sure to connect also the audio connections using the white and red plugs of the supplied STV-250N Stereo Video Cable.
The camcorder is connected using the supplied HTC-100/S HDMI Cable, but there is no picture
or sound from the HDTV.
- Disconnect the HTC-100/S HDMI Cable and then restore the connection or turn the camcorder
off and then on again.
The camcorder is connected using the supplied HTC-100/S HDMI Cable, but HDMI-CEC does
not work (cannot play back using the TV's remote control).
- Disconnect the HTC-100/S HDMI cable and turn off the camcorder and the TV. After a short
while turn them on again and restore the connection.
- 68 [Control for HDMI] is set to [Off]. Set it to [On].
- HDMI-CEC is not activated on the connected TV. Activate this function on the TV.
- Even with TV sets compatible with HDMI-CEC the range of functions available differs depending on the type of TV. Refer to the instruction manual of the connected TV.
The computer does not recognize the camcorder even though the camcorder is connected
correctly.
- Disconnect the USB cable and turn off the camcorder. After a short while, turn it on again and
restore the connection.
- Connect the camcorder to a different USB port on the computer.
- The camcorder will not be correctly recognized if you connected the USB cable to the computer while the camcorder was deleting all the photos. Disconnect the USB cable and restore
the connection once the operation is completed.
Cannot save photos on my computer
- When the memory contains too many photos (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 to transfer the photos on the memory card.
/
/
only: To transfer the
photos in the built-in memory, copy them to the memory card in advance (0 111).
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List of Messages (in alphabetical order)
Accessing the memory card. Do not remove the memory card.
- You opened the double memory card slot cover while the camcorder was accessing the memory card or the camcorder started accessing the memory card as you opened the double
memory card slot cover. Do not remove the memory card until this message disappears.
Back up recordings regularly
- This message may appear when you turn on the camcorder. In the event of a malfunction,
recordings may be lost so back up your recordings regularly (0 114).
Buffer overflow. Recording wasm 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 4, 6 or 10.
/
/
Built-in memory error
- The built-in memory could not be read. Contact a Canon Service Center.
/
/
Built-in memory is full
- The built-in memory is full ([f End] appears on the screen). Delete some recordings
(0 54, 100) to free some space. Save your recordings (0 114) and initialize the built-in
memory (0 38).
/
/
Built-in memory writing error Attempt recovering the data?
- This message will appear the next time you turn on the camcorder if power supply was accidentally interrupted while the camcorder was writing to the 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 convert
- Cannot access the memory card. Check the memory card and make sure it is inserted correctly.
- You inserted a MultiMedia Card (MMC) into the camcorder. Use a recommended memory card
(0 33).
- The selected scene is too short. Select a scene that is at least 0.5 seconds long.
- There was an error creating the file name. Set 8 8 [Photo Numbering] to [Reset] and
initialize the memory card or delete all the photos (0 100) and all the scenes in the
[u SD Movies] index screen (0 54).
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Cannot copy
- The total size of the scenes you selected to copy exceeds the available space in the memory.
Delete some recordings on the memory card (0 54, 100) or reduce the number of scenes to
copy.
- The memory already contains the maximum number of scenes (3,999 scenes). Delete some
scenes (0 54) 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 (0 111) and initialize the memory (0 38). Write back the
backup files and try dividing the scene again.
Cannot edit
- Could not move the scene to another story. Delete some scenes from the story (0 84).
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 (0 19).
Cannot load canvas
- The canvas data in the memory is corrupted.
- Cannot load canvas data saved with another device. Use canvas data saved with this camcorder.
Cannot play back
- If a memory card was recorded on with another device and then the LOCK switch was set to
prevent writing, gallery information cannot be accessed correctly so playback is not possible
from the gallery screen. Play back scenes from the date index screen or change the position
of the LOCK switch on the memory card.
- There is a problem with the memory. If this message appears often without apparent reason,
contact a Canon Service Center.
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/
Cannot play back Cannot access the built-in memory
- There is a problem with the built-in memory. Save your recordings (0 114) and initialize the
built-in memory using the [Complete Initialization] option (0 38). If the problem persists,
contact a Canon Service Center.
Cannot play back Check the memory card
- There is a problem with the memory card. Save your recordings (0 114) and initialize the
memory card using the [Complete Initialization] option (0 38). 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 (0 38).
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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 (0 33).
Cannot play the movies on this memory card Initialize only using the camcorder
- The memory card in the camcorder was initialized using a computer. Initialize the memory
card with this camcorder (0 38).
Cannot record
- You cannot capture video snapshot scenes from scenes recorded or edited using another
device.
- There is a problem with the memory. If this message appears often without apparent reason,
contact a Canon Service Center.
/
/
Cannot record Cannot access the built-in memory
- There is a problem with the built-in memory. Save your recordings (0 114) and initialize the
built-in memory using the [Complete Initialization] option (0 38). 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 (0 114) and initialize the
memory card using the [Complete Initialization] option (0 38). If the problem persists, use a
different memory card.
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/
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 (0 38).
Cannot record movies on this memory card
- Movies cannot be recorded on a 64 MB or smaller memory card. Use a recommended memory card (0 33).
Cannot record movies on this memory card Initialize only using the camcorder
- The memory card in the camcorder was initialized using a computer. Initialize the memory
card with this camcorder (0 38).
Cannot save the canvas
- Cannot save the canvas to the memory. Save your recordings (0 114) and initialize the
memory (0 38).
Change the battery pack
- Battery pack is exhausted. Replace or charge the battery pack.
Check the memory card
- Cannot access the memory card. Check the memory card and make sure it is inserted correctly.
- A memory card error occurred. The camcorder cannot record or display the image. Try removing and reinserting the memory card, or use a different memory card.
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- You inserted a MultiMedia Card (MMC) into the camcorder. Use a recommended memory card
(0 33).
- If after the message disappears, 4 / 7 appears in red, perform the following: Turn off the
camcorder and remove and reinsert the memory card. If 4 / 7 turns back to green you can
resume recording/playback. If the problem persists, save your recordings (0 114) and initialize the memory card (0 38).
File name error
- The folder and file numbers have reached their maximum value. Set 88 [Photo Numbering] to [Reset] and delete all the photos on the memory card (0 100) or initialize it
(0 38).
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 (0 38).
LCD Screen has been dimmed
- Hold h pressed for 2 seconds to restore the LCD screen to its previous brightness setting.
May not be possible to record movies on this memory card
- You may not be able to record movies on a memory card without a Speed Class rating.
Replace the memory card with one rated Speed Class 4, 6 or 10.
Mem. Card Number of scenes already at maximum
- The memory card already contains the maximum number of scenes (3,999 scenes); no further scenes can be copied onto the memory card. Delete some scenes (0 54) to free some
space.
Mem. Card Unable to recognize the data
- The memory card contains scenes recorded in a different television system (NTSC). Play back
the recordings in the memory card with the device originally used to record them.
Memory card A 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 [No].
Memory card B 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 [No].
Memory card cover is open
- After inserting a memory card, close the double memory card slot cover (0 35).
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Memory card is full
- The memory card is full. Delete some recordings (0 54, 100) to free some space or replace
the memory card.
Memory card is write-protected
- The LOCK switch on the memory card is set to prevent accidental erasure. Change the position of the LOCK switch.
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 (0 35).
- The memory card may not be inserted correctly. Insert the memory card all the way into the
memory card slot until it clicks.
No photos
- There are no photos to play back. Have fun taking some photos (0 40, 56).
No scenes
- There are no scenes in the memory selected. Have fun shooting some video (0 40).
Not enough available space
- Delete some recordings on the memory card (0 54, 100) or select the [3 Mbps] bit rate for
the conversion to SD.
Number of scenes already at maximum
- The maximum number of scenes (3,999 scenes) has been reached. Delete some scenes
(0 54) to free some space.
- A story can contain a maximum of 999 scenes.
Number of stories already at maximum
- A memory can contain a maximum of 98 stories (not including [Unsorted] and [Video Snapshot]). Delete some stories (0 84) or select a different memory that contains less than 98
stories.
Scene recorded using another device. Cannot divide the scene.
- Scenes recorded using another device cannot be divided with this camcorder.
Select the desired scene number
- A number of scenes have the same recording date but different file control information. This
can occur for example when you edit photos and write the files back to the camcorder. Select
a number to display the corresponding group of scenes.
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Some scenes could not be converted
- Among the scenes selected for conversion to SD there are scenes recorded with another
device and then transferred to a memory card connected to the computer. When converting
scenes to SD, leave out scenes recorded using another device.
- Scenes recorded with another device cannot be converted. Those scenes were not converted
but the other scenes selected for conversion were converted.
Some scenes could not be deleted
- Movies that were protected/edited with other devices cannot be deleted with this camcorder.
Some scenes were recorded using another device and cannot be copied.
- Scenes that were not recorded with this camcorder cannot be copied.
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.
There are no scenes with the selected rating
- The story does not contain any scenes with the selected ratings. Select scenes and rate them
(0 81) or select a different rating for the operation.
This memory card contains scenes. Delete all scenes to use relay recording.
- Save your movies (0 114) if necessary, and delete all the movies from the memory card
(0 54).
This photo cannot be displayed
- You may not be able to display photos taken with other devices or image files created or
edited on a computer.
This scene was recorded using another device and cannot be copied.
- Scenes that were not recorded with this camcorder cannot be copied.
To record video on this memory card, it is recommended to use only the XP+/SP/LP recording
modes
- Movies may not be recorded correctly on this memory card if the recording mode is set to
MXP or FXP mode (0 57).
To use the wireless function, insert the Eye-Fi card into slot B.
- You may have inserted the Eye-Fi card into memory card slot X. Insert it into memory card
slot Y.
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
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Too many photos. Disconnect the USB cable.
- Disconnect the USB cable. Try using a memory card reader or decrease the number of photos
on the memory card to fewer than 2,500 photos (Windows computers), or 1,000 photos
(Macintosh computers).
- If a dialog box appeared on the computer screen, close it. Disconnect the USB cable, and
restore the connection after a short while.
Total play time is too long
- The story cannot be converted when its total playback time exceeds 2 hours and 30 minutes.
Reduce the number of scenes to convert.
Unable to recognize the data
- You transferred data to the camcorder recorded in a different television system (NTSC). Play
back the recordings with the device originally used to record them.
Unable to recover data
- Could not recover a corrupted file. Save your recordings (0 114) and initialize the memory
using the [Complete Initialization] option (0 38).
Unsupported gallery data detected. Cannot record or edit. Delete gallery data?
- The gallery data on the selected memory is not supported by this camcorder. Playback is possible but you recording and editing is not. Touch [Yes] to erase the gallery data and enable
recording. If the gallery data is erased, the camcorder that recorded the movies will not be
able to play them back.
USB Connection Do not disconnect the power source. Do not disconnect the USB cable unless
you first use the computer to safely end the connection.
- When the camcorder is in
mode and is connected to the computer with the supplied
USB cable, the camcorder cannot be operated. Disconnecting the USB cable or power source
while this message appears may result in permanent loss of the recordings in the camcorder.
Use the computer's Safely Remove Hardware function to end the connection and disconnect
the USB cable before using the camcorder.
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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
(0 111) and save them on a regular basis. This will protect your important recordings in case of damage and create more free space on the
memory. Canon shall not be liable for any data loss.
• Do not carry the camcorder by the LCD panel. Be careful when closing
the LCD panel. When using a wrist strap, do not allow the camcorder to
swing and hit an object.
• Handle the touch screen with care. Do not apply excessive force and
do not use ballpoint pens or other hard-tipped objects other than the
stylus pen to operate the touch screen. This may damage the touch
screen’s surface or the pressure-sensitive layer beneath it.
• Do not attach protective film on the touch screen. The touch screen’s
operation is based on detecting applied pressure, so you may not be
able to correctly operate the touch screen with an additional protective
layer.
• Do not leave the camcorder in places subject to high temperatures (like
the inside of a car parked under direct sunlight), or high humidity.
• Do not use the camcorder near strong electromagnetic fields such as
above TVs, near plasma TVs or mobile phones.
• When using the camcorder, do not place it in narrow, confined places.
• 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.
• Make sure you can unplug the compact power adapter from the power
outlet quickly should the need arise.
• Be careful of heat generated by lighting equipment.
• Do not disassemble the camcorder. If the camcorder does not function
properly, consult qualified service personnel.
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• Do not insert the supplied stylus pen into the mouth. If swallowed, seek
medical assistance immediately.
• Handle the supplied stylus pen with extreme care and keep it out of the
reach of children. If mishandled, the stylus pen can present a risk of
severe eye injury and even blindness.
• Handle the camcorder with care. Do not subject the camcorder to
shocks or vibration as this may cause damage.
• When mounting the camcorder on a
5.5 mm
tripod, make sure that the tripod's fastening screw is shorter than 5.5 mm.
Using other tripods may damage the
camcorder.
• When recording movies, try to get a
calm, stable picture. Excessive camcorder movement while shooting and extensive use of fast zooms and
panning can result in jittery scenes. In extreme cases, the playback of
such scenes may result in visually induced motion sickness. If you experience such a reaction, stop the playback immediately and take a rest
break as necessary.
Long-term storage
If you do not intend to use the camcorder for a long time, store it in a
place free of dust, in low humidity, and at temperatures not higher than
30 °C.
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.
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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 the battery pack is
used continuously in high temperatures, charged in low temperatures or
left unused for long periods of time. Also, the correct remaining time may
not be displayed, 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-110E 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.
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• Check the direction before inserting the memory card. Forcing a memory card into the slot if it is not correctly oriented may damage the memory card or the camcorder.
• Do not attach any labels or stickers on the memory card.
• Secure Digital (SD) memory cards
have a physical switch to prevent writing on the card so as to avoid the
accidental erasure of the card's content. To write-protect the memory card
set the switch to the LOCK position.
LOCK switch
Built-in Rechargeable Lithium Battery
The camcorder has a built-in rechargeable lithium battery to keep the
date/time and other settings. The built-in lithium battery is recharged
while you use the camcorder; however, it will discharge completely if
you do not use the camcorder for about 3 months.
To recharge the built-in lithium battery: Connect the compact power
adapter to the camcorder and leave it connected 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 (
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/
only) or memory card using the
[Complete Initialization] option (0 38). Fill it up with unimportant
recordings, and then initialize it again using the same option. This
makes recovering the original recordings very difficult.
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Maintenance/Others
Cleaning
Camcorder Body
• Use a soft, dry cloth to clean the camcorder body. Never use chemically
treated cloths or volatile solvents such as paint thinner.
Lens
• If the lens surface is dirty, autofocus may not work properly.
• Remove any dust or dirt particles using a non-aerosol type blower
brush.
• Use a clean, soft lens-cleaning cloth to gently wipe the lens. Never use
tissue paper.
LCD Touch Screen
• Clean the LCD touch screen using a clean, soft lens-cleaning cloth.
• Condensation may form on the surface of the screen when the temperature changes suddenly. Wipe it with a soft dry cloth.
Condensation
Moving the camcorder rapidly between hot and cold temperatures may
cause condensation (water droplets) to form on its internal surfaces.
Stop using the camcorder if condensation is detected. Continued use
may damage the camcorder.
Condensation may form in the following cases:
• When the camcorder is moved quickly from cold to warm places
• When the camcorder is left in a humid room
• When a cold room is heated rapidly
To avoid condensation
• Do not expose the camcorder to sudden or extreme changes in temperature.
• 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)
AVCHD discs/
Photo DVDs
Computer
TV/HDTV
Card
reader/writer
Digital video
recorder
Computer
SCART Adapter
Optional accessories not listed below are described in more detail in
the following pages.
1
2
3
6
q
A
a
A
SS-600/SS-650 Shoulder Strap
WS-20 Wrist Strap
Stylus Pen
CA-110E Compact Power Adapter
IFC-300PCU/S USB Cable*
Memory card
HTC-100 HDMI Cable
HTC-100/S HDMI Cable*
d DTC-100 D Terminal Cable
A
f CTC-100 Component Cable
A
g STV-250N Stereo Video Cable
A
s
A
* Supplied with the camcorder; not available as an optional accessory.
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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.
4 Battery Packs
When you need extra battery packs,
select the BP-110.
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.
5 CG-110E Battery Charger
Use the battery charger to charge the
battery packs.
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
150 min.
Using the CG-110E Battery Charger
115 min.
Recording and playback times given in the following tables are approximate and vary according to recording mode and charging, recording or
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playback conditions. The effective usage time of the battery pack may
decrease when recording in cold surroundings, when using the brighter
screen settings, etc.
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/
Using the built-in memory
Usage time
Recording (maximum)
Recording mode
MXP
FXP
XP+
SP
LP
85 min.
85 min.
90 min.
90 min.
90 min.
Recording (typical)*
50 min.
50 min.
50 min.
50 min.
50 min.
Playback
135 min.
140 min.
140 min.
140 min.
145 min.
MXP
FXP
XP+
SP
LP
85 min.
85 min.
85 min.
85 min.
85 min.
Using a memory card
Usage time
Recording (maximum)
Recording mode
Recording (typical)*
50 min.
50 min.
50 min.
50 min.
50 min.
Playback
130 min.
135 min.
135 min.
135 min.
135 min.
* Approximate times for recording with repeated operations such as start/stop,
zooming, and power on/off.
7 TL-H34 II Tele-converter
This Tele-converter lens increases the
focal length of the camcorder lens by a
factor of 1.5.
• The image stabilizer is not as effective
when the Tele-converter is attached.
• The minimum focusing distance at full
telephoto with the TL-H34 II is 0.9 m.
8 WD-H34 II Wide-converter
This Wide-converter lens decreases
focal length by a factor of 0.7, giving you
a wide perspective for indoor shots or
panoramic views.
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9 SC-2000 Soft Carrying Case
A handy camcorder bag with padded
compartments and plenty of space for
accessories.
This mark identifies genuine Canon video accessories.
When you use Canon video equipment, we
recommend Canon-brand accessories or products
bearing the same mark.
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Specifications
LEGRIA HF R28 / LEGRIA HF R27 / LEGRIA HF R26 / LEGRIA HF R206 /
LEGRIA HF R205

— Values given are approximate figures.
System
• Recording System
Movies: AVCHD
Video compression: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264;
Audio compression: Dolby Digital 2ch
Photos: DCF (Design rule for Camera File system), compatible with Exif* Ver. 2.2
Image compression: JPEG
* This camcorder supports Exif 2.2 (also called “Exif Print”). Exif Print is a standard for enhancing the
communication between camcorders and printers. By connecting to an Exif Print-compliant printer,
the camcorder’s image data at the time of shooting is used and optimized, yielding extremely high
quality prints.
• Television System
1080/50i*
* Recordings made with the [PF25] frame rate are converted and recorded on the memory as 50i.
• Recording Media
/
/
Built-in memory:
32 GB,
/
8 GB
- SD, SDHC (SD High Capacity) or SDXC (SD eXtended Capacity) memory card (not included)
• Maximum Recording Time
32 GB built-in memory:
MXP mode: 2 hr. 55 min. FXP mode: 4 hr. 10 min. XP+ mode: 5 hr. 45 min.
SP mode: 9 hr. 35 min. LP mode: 12 hr. 15 min.
/
8 GB built-in memory:
MXP mode: 40 min.
FXP mode: 1 hr.
XP+ mode: 1 hr. 25 min.
SP mode: 2 hr. 20 min. LP mode: 3 hr.
Commercially available 16 GB memory card:
MXP mode: 1 hr. 25 min. FXP mode: 2 hr. 5 min. XP+ mode: 2 hr. 50 min.
SP mode: 4 hr. 45 min. LP mode: 6 hr. 5 min.
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• Image Sensor
1/4.85-type CMOS, 3,280,000 pixels
/
/
/
Effective pixels: Movies*
1,470,000 pixels (optical zoom, entire zoom range, [Dynamic] IS mode)
2,070,000 pixels (optical zoom, entire zoom range, [Standard] IS mode)
1,040,000 (T) / 1,470,000 (W) (advanced zoom, [Dynamic] IS mode)
1,040,000 (T) / 2,070,000 (W) (advanced zoom, [Standard] IS mode)
16:9 photos: 2,070,000 pixels
4:3 photos: 2,410,000 pixels
Effective pixels:
Movies*
1,470,000 pixels (optical zoom, entire zoom range, [Dynamic] IS mode)
2,070,000 pixels (optical zoom, entire zoom range, [Standard] IS mode)
1,090,000 (T) / 1,470,000 (W) (advanced zoom, [Dynamic] IS mode)
1,090,000 (T) / 2,070,000 (W) (advanced zoom, [Standard] IS mode)
16:9 photos: 2,070,000 pixels
4:3 photos: 2,410,000 pixels
* When two values are given, the first indicates the value at full telephoto (T) and the second the value at full
wide-angle (W).
• LCD Touch Screen: 7.5 cm (3.0 in.), wide, TFT color, 230,000 dots, touch operation
• Microphone: Stereo electret condenser microphone
• Lens
/
/
/
f=3.0 – 60 mm, F/1.8 – 3.6, 20x optical zoom

35 mm equivalent : Movies:
49 – 980 mm (optical zoom, [Dynamic] IS mode)
41.2 – 824 mm (optical zoom, [Standard] IS mode)
49 – 1176 mm (advanced zoom, [Dynamic] IS mode)
41.2 – 1154 mm (advanced zoom, [Standard] IS mode)
16:9 photos: 41.2 – 824 mm
4:3 photos: 40.6 – 812 mm
f=3.0 – 54 mm, F/1.8 – 3.6, 18x optical zoom
35 mm equivalent: Movies:
49 – 882 mm (optical zoom, [Dynamic] IS mode)
41.2 – 742 mm (optical zoom, [Standard] IS mode)
49 – 1029 mm (advanced zoom, [Dynamic] IS mode)
41.2 – 1030 mm (advanced zoom, [Standard] IS mode)
16:9 photos: 41.2 – 742 mm
4:3 photos: 40.6 – 730 mm
• Lens Configuration: 10 elements in 8 groups (1 aspheric element)
• AF System
Autofocus (TTL) or Manual focus
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• Filter Diameter: 34 mm
• Minimum Focusing Distance
1 m*; 1 cm at full wide angle
* 40 cm at full-telephoto when tele-macro is on
• White Balance
Auto white balance, Custom white balance or Preset white balance settings:
Daylight, Tungsten
• Minimum Illumination
0.4 lx ([Low Light] recording program, Shutter speed at 1/2)
4 lx ([Programmed AE] recording program, Shutter speed at 1/25, Auto slow shutter [On])
• Recommended Illumination: More than 100 lx
• Image Stabilization: Electronic ([Dynamic] setting available when recording movies)
• Size of Video Recordings
MXP, FXP mode: 1920 x 1080 pixels; XP+, SP, LP mode: 1440 x 1080 pixels
• Size of Photos
mode: F 2016x1512, G 1920x1080
Capturing photos from video: G 1920x1080
Terminals
• AV OUT/X Terminal
∅ 3.5 mm minijack; output only (dual purpose terminal also for headphones stereo output)
Video: 1 Vp-p / 75 Ω unbalanced
Audio: –10 dBV (47 kΩ load) / 3 kΩ or less
• USB Terminal: mini-B, USB 2.0 (Hi-Speed USB); output only
• COMPONENT OUT Terminal (proprietary mini-D terminal)
Luminance (Y): 1 Vp-p / 75 Ω; Chrominance (PB/PR (CB/CR)): ±350 mV / 75 Ω
1080i (D3) compatible; output only
• HDMI OUT Terminal
HDMI mini connector; output only; compatible with HDMI-CEC and x.v.Color
Power/Others
• Power supply (rated)
3.7 V DC (battery pack), 5.3 V DC (compact power adapter)
• Power consumption
2.4 W (SP mode, AF on, LCD normal brightness)
• Operating temperature: 0 – 40 °C
• Dimensions [W x H x D] (excluding the grip belt)
60 x 61 x 121 mm
• Weight (camcorder body only)
270 g
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CA-110E Compact Power Adapter
• Power supply: 100 – 240 V AC, 50/60 Hz
• Rated output / consumption: 5.3 V DC, 1.5 A / 17 VA (100 V) – 23 VA (240 V)
• Operating temperature: 0 – 40 °C
• Dimensions: 49 x 27 x 79 mm
• Weight: 106 g
BP-110 Battery Pack
• Battery type
Rechargeable lithium ion battery, compatible with Intelligent System
• Rated voltage: 3.7 V DC
• Operating temperature: 0 – 40 °C
• Battery capacity: 1,120 mAh (typical)
3.9 Wh / 1,050 mAh (minimum)
• Dimensions: 33 x 10 x 51 mm
• Weight: 28 g
Weight and dimensions are approximate. Errors and omissions excepted.
The information in this manual is verified as of January 2011. 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 type: WAV
The music data (WAV) and image files (JPG) are saved in the memory under the following folder structure.
/
/
In the built-in memory:
CANON
MY_MUSIC
MUSIC_01.WAV to MUSIC_99.WAV
MY_PICT
MIX_01.JPG to MIX_99.JPG
On the memory card:
CANON
PRIVATE
MY_MUSIC
MUSIC_01.WAV to MUSIC_99.WAV
MY_PICT
MIX_01.JPG to MIX_99.JPG
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Index
3D Flip View . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .52
A
Abroad, using the camcorder . . . . 166
Aspect ratio of a connected TV
(TV type) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 133
Audio recording level . . . . . . . . . . .73
Auto slow shutter . . . . . . . . . . . . 132
Automatic backlight correction . . . .69
AV OUT/X terminal . . . . 74, 106, 108
AVCHD specifications . . . . . . . . . . .4
B
Deleting
Movies . . . . . . . .
Photos . . . . . . . .
Digital effects . . . . . .
Dividing scenes . . . .
Drag (touch operation)
. . . . . . . 54, 84
. . . . . . . . . 100
. . . . . . . . . . 67
. . . . . . . . . . 90
. . . . . . . . . . 26
E
Edit panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29, 129
Error messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 154
Eye-Fi card . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 125
F
Background music . . . . . . . . . . . . .77
Battery pack
Battery information . . . .140, 146
Charging . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19
Remaining charge indicator . . 146
Beach (recording program) . . . . . . .60
Built-in backup battery . . . . . . . . . 164
Face detection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64
Fireworks (recording program) . . . . 61
Flexible recording . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
Flicker reduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . 131
Focus assistance . . . . . . . . . . . . 132
Frame rate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58
FUNC. panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29, 127
C
G
Camcorder Supplemental Disc . . . .15
Capturing photos/video snapshot
scenes from a movie . . . . . . . . . .88
Cine Mode (recording program) . . .61
COMPONENT
OUT terminal . . . . . . . . . .106, 108
Condensation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 165
Connections to external devices . 107
Converting scenes to standard
definition* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 120
Copying
Movies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 111
Photos . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 112
D
Data code . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .80, 133
Date and time . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .31
Decorating scenes . . . . . . . . . . . . .92
Gallery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84
H
HD to SD conversion* . . . . . . . . . 120
HDMI 1080p output . . . . . . . . . . 138
HDMI OUT terminal . . . . . . . 106, 107
HDMI-CEC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 140
Headphones . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74
I
Image mix . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 95
Image stabilizer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62
Index screen selection . . . . . . . . . . 52
Initialization
(built-in memory*/memory card) . 38
L
Language . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
LCD screen dimmer . . . . . . . . . . 139
*
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LCD touch screen . . . . . . . . . . 24, 26
Low light (recording program) . . . . 60
M
Maintenance . . . . . . . . .
Manual exposure . . . . . .
Manual focus . . . . . . . .
Markers . . . . . . . . . . . .
Memory card . . . . . . . . .
Microphone attenuator .
. . . . . . . 165
. . . . . . . . 68
. . . . . . . . 69
. . . . . . . 132
. . . . 33, 163
. . . . . . . 132
N
Night scene (recording program) . . 60
Notification sounds . . . . . . . . . . . 139
O
Onscreen display selection . . . . . . 80
Onscreen icons . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 142
P
Photo size . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 103
Playback
Movies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48
Photos . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 98
Portrait (recording program) . . . . . . 60
Power saving . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43
Pre-recording . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63
Q
Quick Start . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46
R
Rating scenes . . . . . .
Recording
Movies . . . . . . . .
Photos . . . . . . . .
Recording mode . . . .
Recording programs .
Recording time . . . . .
Relay recording . . . . .
Reviewing recordings
. . . . . . 81, 134
. . . . . . . 40, 56
. . . . . . 40, 102
. . . . . . . . . . 57
. . . . . . . 59, 61
. . . . . . . . . . 58
. . . . . . . . . . 37
. . . . . . . . . . 56
S
Saving recordings . . . . . . . . . . . . 111
Creating discs . . . . . . . . . . . 117
Transferring to a computer . . 114
Using external
video recorders . . . . . . . . . 118
Selecting the memory
for playback . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52
for recording . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
Self timer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72
Setup menus . . . . . . . . . . . . 30, 131
Slideshow . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 104
Smart AUTO mode . . . . . . . . . . . . 41
Snow (recording program) . . . . . . . 60
Sports (recording program) . . . . . . 60
Spotlight (recording program) . . . . 60
Standard definition movies . . . . . 120
Story . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84
Stylus pen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Sunset (recording program) . . . . . . 60
T
Tele-macro . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70
Telephoto . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44
Time zone/DST . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
Timeline . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76
Touch & Track . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65
Touch (touch operation) . . . . . . . . . 26
Touch AE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68
Touch AF . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69
Touch screen operations . . . . . . . . 26
Tripod . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 162
Troubleshooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . 147
U
Uploading movies to video sharing
Web sites . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 119
USB terminal . . . . . . . . . . . 106, 109
V
Video snapshot . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66
Volume . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50, 75
*
/
/
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W
White balance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .71
Wide angle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .44
Wind screen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 132
Z
Zoom . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .44
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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's software, please call
PIXELA customer support (details in the Installation Guide for PIXELA's
software).
© 2011 CANON INC.
PUB. DIE-0385-000
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Canon Inc.
30-2, Shimomaruko 3-chome, Ohta-ku, Tokyo 146-8501, Japan