Canon VC-C4 Instruction manual

INSTRUCTION MANUAL
VC-C4
ENGLISH
COMMUN
ICATION
f:4-64mm
1:1.4-2.CAM
8 ERA
Please read this instruction manual carefully before operation.
Be sure to read the “aSafe Use of Equipment” section before
using this equipment. Store this manual in a readily accessible
location for future reference.
Introduction
Thank you for purchasing the Canon Communication Camera VC-C4/VC-C4R (the
“Product”).
Please read this Instruction Manual carefully to ensure that you use the Product correctly
and safely. Read the “aSafe Use of Equipment” section first and observe these
instructions when you use the Product.
Features of the VC-C4/VC-C4R Communication Camera
■ 1/4 inch CCD, 410,000 pixels (NTSC) or 470,000 pixels (PAL) for high-quality
images
■ High-performance 16× power zoom
■ Wide angle photographic range
■ High-speed precision camera head movement
■ Preset function (programmable presets can be stored in camera’s memory)
■ Camera ID setting
■ Clock and text display function
■ Up to 9 VC-C4/VC-C4R cameras can be controlled from 1 PC
Exclusion of Liability
If the Product is connected to a recording device (for example a VCR), Canon Inc.
accepts no responsibility whatsoever for any financial losses that may be incurred
as a result of the loss of recorded information or images, regardless of the internal
or external cause of the loss.
Copyright Information
Video or still images recorded using your VC-C4/VC-C4R cannot be used in ways that
infringe copyright laws or without the consent of the owner, unless intended for personal
use only.
Notes
1. The unauthorized transfer of all or any part of the contents of this Manual is forbidden.
2. The contents of this Manual are subject to change without notice.
3. Every effort has been made to ensure that this Manual is flawless. However, if you
find any oversights, please let us know.
4. Item 3. notwithstanding, Canon accepts no responsibility for any effects resulting
from the use of this Manual.
CANON and the CANON logo are registered trademarks of Canon Inc. Other names
of products and companies mentioned in this Manual are trademarks or registered
trademarks of the respective companies.
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An exclamation point, within a triangle, is intended to alert the user to the presence of
important operating and maintenance (servicing) instructions in the literature
accompanying the equipment.
a Important Warnings
a CAUTION:
TO REDUCE THE RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK, DO NOT REMOVE COVER
(OR BACK). NO USER-SERVICEABLE PARTS INSIDE. REFER SERVICING
TO QUALIFIED SERVICE PERSONNEL.
a Important Operational Instructions
ENGLISH
The serial number of this equipment may be found on the back of the camera
head. No others have the same serial number as yours.
You should record the number and other vital information here and retain this
book as a permanent record of your purchase to aid identification in case of theft.
Date of Purchase
Dealer Purchased from
Dealer Address
Dealer Phone No.
Model No. VC-C4 or VC-C4R
Serial No.
a WARNING:
TO REDUCE THE RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK, DO NOT EXPOSE THIS
EQUIPMENT TO RAIN OR MOISTURE.
a CAUTION:
TO REDUCE THE RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK AND TO REDUCE ANNOYING
INTERFERENCE, USE THE RECOMMENDED ACCESSORIES ONLY.
FDA regulation
This communication camera has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug
Administration (FDA) for use as a medical device. When incorporated into a system
with medical applications, FDA regulations may apply. Therefore, please consult
your legal advisor to determine whether FDA regulations apply.
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FCC NOTICE
PT-V4N/PT-V4NR
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the
following two conditions: (1) This device may not cause harmful interference, and
(2) this device must accept any interference received, including interference that
may cause undesired operation.
Note: This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a
Class B digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are
designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a
residential installation. This equipment generates, uses and can radiate radio
frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the instructions,
may cause harmful interference to radio communications.
However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular
installation. If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or television
reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user
is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the following
measures:
- Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
- Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
- Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the
receiver is connected.
- Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
Use of shielded cable is required to comply with class B limits in Subpart B of Part
15 of FCC Rules.
Do not make any changes or modifications to the equipment unless otherwise
specified in the manual. If such changes or modifications should be made, you
could be required to stop operation of the equipment.
Canon U.S.A. Inc.
One Canon Plaza, Lake Success, NY 11042, U.S.A.
Tel No. (516) 328-5600
IC NOTICE
This product does not exceed the Class B limits for radio noise emissions from
digital apparatus as set out in the Interference-causing equipment standard entitled
‘Digital Apparatus’, ICES-003 of the Industry Canada.
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a IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
1. Read Instructions - All the safety and
operating instructions should be read
before the equipment is operated.
2. Retain Instructions - The safety and
operating instruction should be retained
for future reference.
3. Heed Warnings - All warnings on the
equipment and in the operating
instructions should be adhered to.
4. Follow Instructions - All operating and
maintenance instructions should be
followed.
5. Cleaning - Unplug this equipment from the
wall outlet before cleaning.
Wipe the equipment with a clean soft
cloth. If necessary, put a cloth in diluted
neutral detergent and wring it well before
wiping the equipment with it. Finally, clean
the equipment with a clean dry cloth. Do
not use benzene, thinner or other volatile
liquids or pesticides as they may damage
the product’s finish. When using
chemically-treated cleaning cloths,
observe those precautions accordingly.
6. Accessories - Do not use accessories not
recommended in this manual as they may
be hazardous. Always use specified
connection cables. Connect devices
correctly.
7. Water and Moisture - Hazard of electric
shock - Do not use the equipment near
water or in rainy/moist situations. Do not
put a heater near this equipment.
8. Placing or Moving - Do not place on an
unstable cart, stand,
tripod, bracket or table.
The equipment may
fall, causing serious
injury to a child or adult,
and serious damage to
the equipment. An equipment and cart
combination should be moved with care.
Quick stops, excessive force, and uneven
surfaces may cause the equipment and
cart combination to overturn.
9. Power Sources - The PA-V16 AC adapter
should be operated only from the type of
power source indicated on the marking
label. If you are not sure of the type of
power supply to your home, consult your
equipment dealer or local power
company.
Regarding other power sources such as
battery power, refer to instructions in this
manual.
10. Polarization - The PA-V16 AC adapter is
equipped with a polarized 2-prong plug
(a plug having one blade wider than the
other).
The 2-prong polarized plug will fit into the
power outlet only one way. This is a safety
feature. If you are unable to insert the plug
fully into the outlet, try reversing the plug.
If the plug still fails to fit, contact your
electrician to replace your obsolete outlet.
Do not defeat the safety purpose of the
polarized plug.
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In these safety instructions, the word
“equipment” refers to the Canon
communication camera VC-C4/VC-C4R and
all its accessories.
11. Power Cord Protection - Power cords
should be routed so that they are not likely
to be walked on or pinched by items
placed upon or against them. Pay
particular attention to plugs and the point
from which the cords exit the equipment.
12. Outdoor Antenna Grounding - If an
outside antenna is connected to the
equipment, be sure the antenna is
grounded so as to provide some
protection against voltage surges and
built-up static charges. Section 810 of the
National Electrical Code, ANSI/NFPA
No.70-1984, provides information with
respect to proper grounding of the mast
and supporting structure, grounding of the
lead-in wire to an antenna discharge unit,
size of grounding conductors, location of
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antenna discharge unit, connection to
grounding electrodes, and requirements
for the grounding electrode. See figure 1.
fig-1
EXAMPLE OF ANTENNA GROUNDING AS
PER NATIONAL ELECTRICAL CODE
ANTENNA
LEAD IN WIRE
GROUNDING
CLAMP
ELECTRIC
SERVICE
EQUIPMENT
ANTENNA
DISCHARGE
UNIT (NEC
SECTION 810-20)
GROUNDING
CONDUCTORS
(NEC SECTION
810-21)
GROUNDING CLAMPS
NEC — NATIONAL ELECTRIC CODE
POWER SERVICE
GROUNDING ELECTRODE
SYSTEM
(NEC ART 250. PART H)
13. Lightning - For added protection of this
equipment during a lightning storm, or
when it is left unattended and unused for
long periods of time, disconnect it from
the wall outlet and disconnect the
antenna. This will prevent damage to the
equipment due to lightning and power-line
surges.
14. Power Lines - An outside antenna system
should not be located in the vicinity of
overhead power lines or other electric
light or power circuits, or where it can fall
into such power lines or circuits. When
installing an outside antenna system,
extreme care should be taken to keep
from touching such power lines or circuits
as contact with them might be fatal.
15. Overloading - Do not overload wall outlets
and extension cords as this can result in
a risk of fire or electric shock.
16. Object and Liquid Entry - Never push
objects of any kind into this equipment
through openings as they may touch
dangerous voltage points or short out
parts that could result in a fire or electric
shock. Be careful not to spill liquid of any
kind onto the equipment.
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17. Servicing - Do not attempt to service this
equipment yourself as opening or
removing covers may expose you to
dangerous voltage or other hazards.
Refer all servicing to qualified personnel.
18. Damage Requiring Service - Disconnect
this equipment from the wall outlet and
all power sources including batteries, and
refer servicing to qualified service
personnel under the following conditions.
a. When the power-supply cord or plug is
damaged.
b. If any liquid has been spilled onto, or
objects have fallen into, the equipment.
c. If the equipment has been exposed to
rain or water.
d. If the equipment does not operate
normally even if you follow the
operating instructions. Adjust only
those controls that are covered by the
operation instructions. Improper
adjustment of other controls may result
in damage and will often require
extensive work by a qualified
technician to restore the equipment to
its normal operation.
e. If the equipment has been dropped or
the cabinet has been damaged.
f. When the equipment exhibits a distinct
change in performance. This indicates
a need for service.
19. Replacement Parts - When replacement
parts are required, be sure the service
technician has used replacement parts
that are specified by Canon or that have
the same characteristics as the original
part. Unauthorized substitutions may
result in fire, electric shock or other
hazards.
20. Safety Check - Upon completion of any
service or repairs to this equipment, ask
the service technician to perform safety
checks to determine that the equipment
is in safe operating order.
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21. Do not install the equipment in the
following locations as this can cause a
fire or electric shock:
- Hot locations
- Close to a fire
- Very humid or dusty locations
- Locations exposed to direct sunlight
- Locations exposed to salt spray
- Close to flammable solvents (alcohol,
thinners, etc.)
22. When any of the following occurs,
immediately switch OFF the equipment,
unplug it from the main power supply and
contact your nearest Canon supplier. Do
not continue to use the equipment as this
can cause a fire or electric shock.
- When the batteries are used up, or
when the equipment will not be used
for an extended period, remove the
batteries.
- When replacing the batteries, always
replace both batteries, and do not use
different types of batteries together.
- Ensure that the + and - terminals are
correctly positioned when you load the
batteries.
- If any soiling or leakage of the internal
battery fluid occurs, thoroughly clean
the soiling or leaked fluid with water.
- The equipment emits any smoke, heat,
abnormal noise, or unusual odor.
- A metal object falls into the equipment.
23. Please observe the following when using
the equipment. Failure to do so can result
in a fire or electric shock.
- Do not use flammable sprays near the
equipment.
- Do not subject the equipment to strong
impacts.
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- The equipment is damaged in some
way.
24. Please observe the following when
handling the batteries. Failure to do so
can result in the batteries bursting or
emitting heat, sparks or corrosive fluid.
- Do not throw the batteries into a fire,
and do not heat, short-circuit or attempt
to disassemble the batteries.
- Do not attempt to recharge the
batteries.
- Do not use batteries other than those
specified for use with the equipment.
25. Please observe the following when
handling the batteries. Failure to do so
may result in the batteries bursting or
emitting heat, sparks or corrosive fluid.
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Maintenance
Cleaning the Equipment
1. Unplug the AC adapter from the wall outlet.
2. Carefully wipe the equipment with a soft cloth that has been moistened
with water or a mild detergent.
WARNING
Do not use flammable solvents such as alcohol, benzene or thinners.
The use of such substances can cause a fire or electric shock.
3. Wipe with a dry cloth.
4. When you have finished, plug the AC adapter back in to the wall
outlet.
Cleaning the Lens
Use a commercially available lens cleaner to remove any soiling from the lens.
■ The auto-focus may not function correctly if the surface of the lens is dirty.
■ Scratches on the surface of the lens will cause image defects.
Icons Used in This Instruction Manual
NOTE
MEMO
8
Indicates important information that must be observed or actions that are
prohibited during an operation. These notes must be read to prevent
possible faults or damage to the equipment.
Indicates supplementary information or a reference to an operation. Users
are advised to read these memos.
CONTENTS
a Safe Use of Equipment ..........................................................................................
a Important Warnings ....................................................................................
a Important Operational Instructions ...........................................................
a IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS ......................................................
Maintenance ....................................................................................................
Icons Used in This Instruction Manual ...............................................................
3
3
3
5
8
8
Controlling the Camera from the Wireless Controller ........................................... 16
Changing the Camera Head Angle (pan/tilt/home position) ..................... 16
Range of Camera Head Movement ........................................................................... 16
Zooming In/Out (TELE/WIDE) ....................................................................... 17
Focusing (FOCUS) ........................................................................................ 18
Adjusting the Brightness (BRIGHT) ............................................................ 19
Storing a Preset Camera Position ............................................................... 20
Switching the Camera ON and OFF ............................................................. 21
Camera Settings ....................................................................................................... 22
Buttons Used to Specify the Settings ......................................................... 22
Setting Menu Description .......................................................................................... 22
Setting the Clock ........................................................................................... 23
Entering Characters ...................................................................................... 24
Selecting Display/Hide Clock and Text ....................................................... 24
Setting the Camera Head Movement Speed and Pan Operation .................... 25
Setting the Range of Camera Head Movement .......................................... 26
Setting the AE ................................................................................................ 27
VC-C1 Mode and VC-C3 Mode Setting Menu ............................................. 27
RS-232C Settings .......................................................................................... 28
ID Mode ......................................................................................................................
Setting the ID Number ..................................................................................
Selecting the Camera to be Controlled .......................................................
Cancelling ID Mode .......................................................................................
29
29
30
31
Troubleshooting ........................................................................................................
Factory Default Settings ...........................................................................................
Specifications ............................................................................................................
Appendix A ................................................................................................................
32
34
35
36
ENGLISH
Before You Use the Product .................................................................................... 10
Checking the Accessories ........................................................................... 10
Nomenclature ................................................................................................ 10
Camera ...................................................................................................................... 10
Wireless Controller .................................................................................................... 11
Installing the Product ................................................................................... 12
Connecting the Components ....................................................................... 13
Turning the Power ON and OFF ................................................................... 14
LED Displays and the Camera Status ....................................................................... 14
Loading the Batteries into the Wireless Controller ................................... 15
Operable Range of the Wireless Controller ............................................................... 15
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Before You Use the Product
Checking the Accessories
Before you install the Product, check that all the items shown below are included in your product
package. If any of these items is missing, contact your Canon dealer.
or
VC-C4 camera
VC-C4R camera
AC adapter PA-V16
Wireless Controller WL-V5
AC cable
● 2 AA-size manganese batteries
● Instruction Manual
● Warranty Card
Pin cable
■ Optional Product
● Wide-angle Converter WL-37
Cannot be used on the VC-C4R (→ P.13).
Nomenclature
Camera
VC-C4
Camera head
VC-C4R
(Front)
Base
Base
LED
Wireless controller
sensor
Camera head
(Rear)
RS-232C input terminal
RS-232C output terminal
VIDEO OUT terminal
S VIDEO OUT terminal
DC IN 13V terminal
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LED
Wireless controller
sensor
RS-232C input terminal
RS-232C output terminal
VIDEO OUT terminal
S VIDEO OUT terminal
DC IN 13V terminal
Before You Use the Product
Wireless Controller
Camera ON/OFF button (→ P.21)
Switches the camera on and off.
SET/OK button (→ P.20, 22)
Used to store preset positions.
Can also be used to proceed to
the next level when specifying
settings in a setting menu.
FOCUS button (→ P.18, 19)
Adjusts the focus.
• AF : Switches to auto-focus.
• MF : Focus is fixed.
•
: Lengthens the focal
distance.
•
: Shortens the focal
distance.
BRIGHT
T
W
HOME
SET/OK
CANCEL
AF
1
2
3
MF
4
5
6
7
8
9
∞
0
ON SCREEN Fn
ID
WL-V5
WIRELESS CONTROLLER
ON SCREEN button (→ P.24)
Displays or hides the date, time
and text.
Fn button
Not used.
ZOOM button (→ P.17)
Increases or decreases the size of the
subject on the monitor screen.
• T : Enlarges the subject (zoom in).
• W : Shrinks the subject (zoom out).
ZOOM
MENU
Camera control button (→ P.16, 22)
Used to change the camera head angle
and to move the on-screen cursor.
• ^ V < > : Move the camera head up,
down, left and right
respectively.
• HOME : Moves the camera head to the
center.
CANCEL button (→ P.20, 22)
Cancels registration of a preset camera
position. Also cancels a setting selected
in a setting menu and returns you to the
previous level.
Number buttons (→ P.20, 30)
Used to store and restore preset
positions, and to select the camera when
multiple cameras are used. The * and
# buttons are not used.
MENU button (→ P.22)
Used to display the MAIN MENU and to
exit a setting menu.
ID button (→ P.30)
Used to control multiple cameras
individually. When the cameras are
switched off, pressing this button begins
individual camera control.
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BRIGHT button (→ P.19)
Adjusts the brightness of the
image on the monitor.
• + : Brightens the image.
• – : Darkens the image.
Battery cover
See page 15 for information
on loading the batteries.
MEMO
Whenever possible, switch the camera off when it is not in use (→ P.21) as this
reduces power consumption. If the camera will not be used for an extended period,
unplug the AC adapter from the wall outlet (→ P.14). If you turn the power off, the
date and time will be cleared.
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Before You Use the Product
Installing the Product
VC-C4 Installation
Install in a flat and stable location.
VC-C4R Installation
Firmly tighten the 2 screws (not supplied).
VC-C4
COMMUN
ICATION
CAMERA
Mounting plate
VC-C4R
Screw
Screw
(Installation)
• Distance between tapped holes: 114 mm (4 1/2 in.)
• Tapped hole diameter: 6 mm (7/32 in.)
• Mounting plate thickness: 1 mm (1/16 in.)
WARNING
Install the camera securely.
● When installing the camera on the ceiling, contact your Canon dealer.
● When installing the camera on the ceiling, check that the ceiling is strong enough to
bear the weight of the camera including the installation bracket. Installation in a weak
location could result in the camera falling and causing serious injury.
● At least once a year, check for looseness in the camera installation mount. (If the
optional wide-angle converter is used, check the converter mount also.)
NOTE
The permissible camera installation angles are ±20° from the horizontal. (±15°
when the optional wide-angle converter is used.)
Using a Tripod
The screw mount for a tripod is located in the center of the underside of the camera.
NOTE
12
● Do not overtighten the mounting screw.
If excessive force is used to tighten the
mounting screw, camera head movement may
be impeded, or other malfunctions may result.
● Always use a tripod mounting screw that is less
than 6.0 mm (1/4 in.) in length. The use of screws
6.0 mm (1/4 in.) long or longer could damage
the camera. Also, the tripod seat used should
be at least 30 mm (1 3/16 in.) in diameter.
30 mm
(1 3/16 in.)
or wider
Less than
6.0 mm
(1/4 in.)
Mounting
screw
Before You Use the Product
Using the Wide-angle Converter
The optional Wide-angle Converter WL-37 can be used to provide wide-angle shots (approx.
0.74× the normal focal distance).
Mount the wide-angle converter correctly so that it is level and fitted securely onto the camera.
When mounted correctly, the wide-angle converter should turn roughly 3 times before stopping.
Wide-angle Converter
WARNING
The Wide-angle Converter WL-37 is designed specifically for the VC-C4 and cannot
be used on the VC-C4R. If the converter is used on the VC-C4R, the mount will gradually
loosen and the converter will fall off the camera.
ENGLISH
NOTE
● The camera may not operate correctly if a wide-angle converter other than the
WL-37 is used.
● The permissible range of camera installation angles with the wide-angle
converter mounted on the camera is ±15° from the horizontal.
Connecting the Components
(Rear of camera)
VC-C4
COMMUNICATION
f:4-64mm
CAMERA
1:1.4-2.8
To RS-232C-IN
AC cable
DC IN 13V
S VIDEO OUT
VIDEO OUT
OUT RS232C
IN
Another
VC-C4/VC-C4R
RS-232C cable
RS-232C cable
Pin cable
AC adapter
S-VIDEO cable
MEMO
To RS-232C terminal
PC
To VIDEO IN terminal
To S-VIDEO IN terminal
Monitor
No S-VIDEO or RS-232C cable is supplied with the camera. Consult your dealer
for information on suitable RS-232C cables for your computer.
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Before You Use the Product
Turning the Power ON and OFF
The VC-C4/VC-C4R camera itself does not have a power switch. You can switch the camera on
by plugging the AC adapter into a wall outlet. When power to the camera is switched on, the
LED on the camera turns green. If the monitor is switched on, an image appears on the screen.
Camera
to AC outlet
Monitor
AC adapter
AC cable
NOTE
● Whenever you turn the power on, first press any button on the wireless
controller. This initializes the camera head position. Initialization takes several
seconds. During initialization, the LED on the camera flashes green (at 1-second
intervals).
● Never touch the camera head during initialization as this could prevent successful
initialization and cause faults.
● Wait at least five seconds before turning the power back on after shutting it off.
Turning it on too quickly may result in a malfunction. Observe the precautions
given in “a Safe Use of Equipment/a IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS”
(→ P.5–7).
LED Displays and the Camera Status
LED Display
Green
Blinking green
At 0.1-sec. intervals
Wireless controller button being used.
At 0.5-sec. intervals
Storing or restoring a preset (→ P.20), or displaying
a setting menu. (→ P.22)
At 1-sec. intervals
Camera head position initialization in progress.
Individual camera operation in progress and this camera
is not selected. (→ P.30)
Orange
At 0.1-sec. intervals
Camera is not selected for individual operation and is being
controlled from the wireless controller. (→ P.30)
At 0.5-sec. intervals
The camera is being selected or deselected for
individual operation. (→ P.30)
Blinking orange
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Camera Status
Camera is on. (→ P.21)
Red
Camera is off. (→ P.21)
Off
Power is off.
Before You Use the Product
Loading the Batteries into the Wireless Controller
The wireless controller requires two AA-type batteries.
1.
Remove the battery cover.
2.
Insert the batteries.
■ Taking care that the poles (+ and -) are
correctly positioned.
Replace the battery cover.
WARNING
Observe the following precautions when handling batteries.
Failure to do so could result in the batteries bursting or emitting heat, sparks or corrosive fluid.
● Do not throw the batteries into a fire, and do not heat, short-circuit or attempt
to disassemble the batteries.
● Do not attempt to recharge the batteries.
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3.
Operable Range of the Wireless Controller
Use the wireless controller within the range described below, facing it toward the sensor for the
wireless controller. The operable range of the wireless controller varies depending on the amount
of charge remaining in the batteries and interference from other objects. (This applies equally to
the VC-C4R.)
5m
(16 ft. 4 7/8 in.)
90°
30°
90°
30°
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Controlling the Camera from the Wireless Controller
While the wireless controller buttons are being used, the LED on the camera blinks green (at
0.1-second intervals) (→ P.14).
Changing the Camera Head Angle (pan/tilt/home position)
Use the procedures below to change the camera head angle.
To move the camera head left and right (pan)
Press the 4 and 6 buttons.
ZOOM
BRIGHT
■ When pointing the remote control in the direction of the camera
and using it, the image on the monitor moves in the direction of
the arrow on the button pressed, and the camera head moves
in the oppsite direction.
When DIRECTION MIRROR (→ P.25) is set to ON, the camera
head moves in the direction of the arrow on the button pressed.
■ Holding the button down increases the speed of camera head
movement as shown below.
Low speed → Medium speed → High speed
T
W
HOME
SET/OK
CANCEL
AF
1
2
3
MF
4
5
6
7
8
9
0
ON SCREEN Fn
ID
MENU
To move the camera head up and down (tilt)
Press the 8 and 5 buttons.
■ Holding the button down increases the speed of camera head
movement as shown below.
Low speed → Medium speed → High speed
To move the camera head to the Home position
Press the h button.
■ This moves the camera head to the center position at high speed.
NOTE
Do not attempt to manually change the camera head angle.
If the camera head is accidentally moved, either by hand or by
being struck by an object, always press the h button. The
deviation from the position that the camera memorizes will be
corrected and the operation will be back in order.
Range of Camera Head Movement
The figures below show the range of camera head movement from a horizontal position. The
default range of upward movement for the VC-C4 is 30°, but the range can be set to 90°
(→ P.26).
30°
100°
100°
10°
170°
30°
170°
VC-C4
16
90°
VC-C4R
Controlling the Camera from the Wireless Controller
Zooming In/Out (TELE/WIDE)
The zoom function increases (zoom in) and decreases (zoom out) the size of the subject on the
monitor screen.
To zoom in (TELE):
BRIGHT
Press the t side of the button.
ZOOM
T
■ Holding down the button changes the rate of zoom as shown
below.
Slow
Fast
W
HOME
SET/OK
CANCEL
AF
1
2
3
MF
4
5
6
7
8
9
∞
0
ON SCREEN Fn
ID
MENU
To zoom out (WIDE):
Press the w side of the button.
ENGLISH
■ Holding down the button changes the rate of zoom as shown
below.
Slow
Fast
MEMO
Focusing Range
At some zoom settings, the camera may not be able to focus on the subject.
Changes in the distance from the camera to the subject
Effective focusing range
Distance
1 m (39 3/8 in.)
80 cm (31 1/2 in.)
1 cm
(13/32 in.)
Zoom position
W end of zoom
T end of zoom
Down to approx. 1cm (13/32 in.)
Up to approx. 80 cm (31 1/2 in.)
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Controlling the Camera from the Wireless Controller
Focusing (FOCUS)
This section describes how to focus on the subject. The VC-C4/VC-C4R has an auto-focus
mode, in which the camera automatically focuses on the subject, and a manual focus mode, in
which the operator can adjust the focus by hand.
To use autofocus mode
BRIGHT
ZOOM
T
Press the a button.
W
■ The camera focuses automatically.
HOME
SET/OK
CANCEL
AF
1
2
3
MF
4
5
6
7
8
∞
9
0
ON SCREEN Fn
NOTE
18
ID
MENU
Subjects not suitable for auto-focus
The camera may have difficulty focusing automatically on subjects of the type
shown below. Use the manual focus mode for such situations.
Subjects with little or
no contrast (a white
wall, for example)
Angled subjects
Horizontally striped
subjects
Insubstantial subjects
such as flames or
smoke
Highly reflective
subjects
Subjects seen through
glass
Controlling the Camera from the Wireless Controller
To fix the focus
BRIGHT
ZOOM
T
Press the n button.
■ This switches auto-focus off and fixes the focus.
W
To focus on nearby subjects
HOME
SET/OK
CANCEL
AF
1
2
3
MF
4
5
6
7
8
9
∞
0
ON SCREEN Fn
ID
Press the r button.
■ This enables switching the camera to manual focus mode while
moving the focal point closer to the camera.
■ Holding the button down moves the focal point closer to the
camera.
MENU
To focus on distant subjects
Press the e button.
■ This enables switching the camera to manual focus mode while
moving the focal point further from the camera.
■ Holding the button down moves the focal point further away
from the camera.
■ At some zoom settings, the camera may not be able to focus
on the subject (→ P.17).
This function brightens or darkens the image on the monitor. When the camera is switched on,
the brightness is set to the Normal level.
To brighten or darken the image
BRIGHT
ZOOM
T
W
■ The image gradually brightens (or darkens) while the button is
held down.
Normal brightness
Brighter
CANCEL
AF
1
2
3
MF
4
5
6
7
8
9
∞
Press the z side of the button to brighten the image and
the x side to darken the image.
Darker
HOME
SET/OK
ENGLISH
Adjusting the Brightness (BRIGHT)
0
ON SCREEN Fn
ID
MENU
■ The Normal brightness setting corresponds to setting [5] in the
AE REFERENCE screen (→ P.27). The brightest setting is [10]
and the darkest setting is [1].
■ It may not be possible to adjust the brightness when the area
around the subject is extremely dark. In this event, use lighting
to brighten the area around the subject.
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Controlling the Camera from the Wireless Controller
Storing a Preset Camera Position
This section describes how to store a camera head angle, zoom position and brightness level.
Up to nine (1 to 9) preset positions can be stored. Switching the power off or the camera off does
not erase the stored preset positions.
To store a position
BRIGHT
ZOOM
T
W
CANCEL
AF
1
2
3
MF
4
5
6
7
8
∞
9
0
ON SCREEN Fn
ID
■ The focus setting is not stored.
2. Press the s button.
HOME
SET/OK
1. Set the camera head angle, zoom position and brightness.
MENU
■ The LED on the camera blinks green (at 0.5-second intervals).
■ Press the c button again to cancel the operation.
3. Press a button from 1 to 9.
■ When the position has been stored, the LED on the camera
stops blinking and remains green.
■ Any existing preset information is overwritten.
To restore a preset position
Press a button from 1 to 9.
■ The VC-C4/VC-C4R returns to the stored camera head angle,
zoom position and brightness level.
MEMO
20
● During preset operations, the camera pans and tilts at the speeds set for pan/
tilt operation in the setting menu. When the “AUTO” setting is selected, the
head moves at the maximum speed (→ P.25).
● Stored preset position information can only be overwritten. Stored preset
positions cannot be erased. However, the preset position is cleared if the
COMMAND mode is changed.
● If the camera is in manual focus mode, the focus may be incorrect when a
preset position is restored. In this event, set the camera to auto-focus mode or
focus the camera manually.
Controlling the Camera from the Wireless Controller
Switching the Camera ON and OFF
The camera is switched on and off by using the p (camera ON/OFF) button on the wireless
controller.
To switch the camera off
BRIGHT
ZOOM
T
W
HOME
SET/OK
■ The image disappears and the LED on the camera turns red
(camera OFF). The camera will now respond only to the p
button or i button on the wireless controller.
CANCEL
AF
1
2
3
MF
4
5
6
7
8
9
∞
With the wireless controller in range of the camera, press
the p button.
0
ID
MENU
In the status of camera OFF, press the p button.
■ An image appears on the monitor screen and the LED on the
camera turns green (camera ON). The camera will now respond
to all operations performed from the wireless controller.
■ Even if the camera is off, when you press the i button the
LED on the camera blinks orange and you can begin ID mode
operation (→ P.30).
ENGLISH
ON SCREEN Fn
To switch the camera on
MEMO
● Even if you switch the camera off, electric current will continue to flow to the
camera. However, the power of the camera will not be turned off (→ P.14).
Accordingly, even if you switch the camera off, stored preset positions, the date
and the time are not cleared.
● Whenever possible, switch the camera off when it is not in use as this reduces
power consumption. If the camera will not be used for an extended period,
unplug the AC adapter from the wall outlet. If you turn the power off, the date
and time will be cleared.
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Camera Settings
Set and display the clock and text, and specify camera operation settings.
Buttons Used to Specify the Settings
The wireless controller buttons shown below are used for the setting.
58 buttons : Move the cursor up and down.
BRIGHT
ZOOM
T
6 button
: Moves the cursor right. Also proceeds to the next
setting level.
4 button
: Moves the cursor left.
c button
: Returns to the previous screen without confirming
any settings.
s button
: Confirms the settings and proceeds to the next
setting level.
m button
: Displays or hides the setting menu. While the
setting menu is displayed, the LED on the camera
blinks green (at 0.5-sec intervals).
o button
: Displays or hides displays such as the clock and
text (→ P.24). If no date or time is set, the date
setting (01.JAN.’00) and time setting (00.00.00AM)
blink. Note that this button is disabled when the
camera is in the setting menu.
W
HOME
SET/OK
CANCEL
AF
1
2
3
MF
4
5
6
7
8
9
∞
0
ON SCREEN Fn
ID
MENU
Setting Menu Description
Press the m button to display the setting menu.
Cursor
MA I N
MENU
SET MENU
SET MENU
D I SP LAY MENU
CAMERA MENU
NEXT SET
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BACK CANCEL
: Use this menu to specify the settings used to control
the camera from a PC or another unit via the RS-232C
input terminal (→ P.28).
DISPLAY MENU : Use this menu to set the clock and to enter the
characters (→ P.23, 24).
CAMERA MENU : Use this menu to change the settings for camera
head pan and tilt speed, the range of camera head
movement, and the camera head brightness level
(→ P.25–27).
Camera Settings
Setting the Clock
Use the procedure below to set the date and time. You can also select your preferred TIME
STYLE and DATE STYLE settings.
MA I N
or
MENU
D I SPLAY MENU
D I SP LAY MENU
TXT D I SPLAY
TXT SETT I NGS . .
CAMERA MENU
NEXT SET
0 1 . JAN . ’ 0 0
SET T I ME
0 0 : 0 0 : 0 0 AM
T I ME STYLE
AM / PM
DATE STYLE
DD / MM / YY
NEXT SET
NEXT SET
BACK CANCEL
DA TE& T I ME SE TT I NGS
SET DATE
DA TE& T I ME SE TT I NGS
ON
DATE D I SPLAY
T I ME D I SPLAY
ON
DATE&T I ME SETT I NGS . .
SET MENU
DA TE& T I ME SE TT I NGS
or
SET DATE
0 1 . J AN . ’ 0 0
SET SET CANCEL CANCEL
BACK CANCEL
or
ON
BACK CANCEL
SET DATE
0 1 . J AN . ’ 0 0
SET T I ME
0 0 : 0 0 : 0 0 AM
T I ME STYLE
AM / PM
DATE STYLE
DD / MM / YY
NEXT SET
DA TE& T I ME SE TT I NGS
SET DATE
1 2 . J UN . ’ 0 0
SET SET CANCEL CANCEL
BACK CANCEL
DA TE& T I ME SE TT I NGS
SET DATE
1 2 . J UN . ’ 0 0
SET SET CANCEL CANCEL
or
Set minutes and seconds likewise.
DA TE& T I ME SE TT I NGS
SET DATE
0 1 . J AN . ’ 0 0
SET T I ME
0 0 : 0 0 : 0 0 AM
DATE STYLE
NEXT SET
DA TE& T I ME SE TT I NGS
DA TE& T I ME SE TT I NGS
or
SET T I ME
0 0 : 0 0 : 0 0 AM
SET T I ME
0 1 : 3 0 : 0 0 AM
SET T I ME
0 1 : 3 0 : 0 0 PM
AM / PM
DD / MM / YY
SET SET CANCEL CANCEL
BACK CANCEL
SET SET CANCEL CANCEL
SET SET CANCEL CANCEL
or
DA TE& T I ME SE TT I NGS
SET DATE
0 1 . J AN . ’ 0 0
SET T I ME
0 0 : 0 0 : 0 0 AM
T I ME STYLE
AM / PM
DATE STYLE
DD / MM / YY
NEXT SET
DA TE& T I ME SE TT I NGS
or
T I ME STYLE
24H
AM / PM
SET SET CANCEL CANCEL
BACK CANCEL
DA TE& T I ME SE TT I NGS
0 1 . J AN . ’ 0 0
SET T I ME
0 0 : 0 0 : 0 0 AM
T I ME STYLE
DATE STYLE
NEXT SET
Example of screen
displayed when 24H and
YY/MM/DD are selected.
DA TE& T I ME SE TT I NGS
or
SET DATE
ENGLISH
T I ME STYLE
DA TE& T I ME SE TT I NGS
DA TE& T I ME SE TT I NGS
or
SET DATE
’0 0 . 0 6 . 1 2
SET T I ME
13 : 30 : 00
T I ME STYLE
2 4H
DATE STYLE
YY / MM / DD
NEXT SET
BACK CANCEL
AM / PM
DATE STYLE
DD / MM / YY
YY / MM / DD
DD / MM / YY
SET SET CANCEL CANCEL
BACK CANCEL
or
MEMO
When you turn the power off (→ P.14), the specified date and time are cleared and
the settings revert to the factory default settings (→ P.34). However, these settings
are not cleared if you switch the camera off (→ P.21).
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Camera Settings
Entering Characters
The characters that can be specified are uppercase letters (A to Z), numbers (0 to 9) and some
symbols (<, >, -, /,., : and spaces). Text can be entered anywhere on the screen outside the
character area. Repeat steps w and e in the procedure below for each character entered. If the
text runs over multiple lines, repeat steps q to t for each line. To delete a character, place the
cursor over the l (backspace) and press the s button to delete the text one character at a
time.
q
Selected position
24 columns
or
MA I N
D I SP LAY MENU
ON
TXT D I SPLAY
TXT SETT I NGS . .
CAMERA MENU
NEXT SET
or
ON
DATE D I SPLAY
T I ME D I SPLAY
ON
DATE&T I ME SETT I NGS . .
SET MENU
NEXT SET
BACK CANCEL
Character area
w
D I SPLAY MENU
MENU
11 lines
Cursor
to set the
position
AB C D E F G H I J K L
MNOPQRS T UVWX
BACK CANC EL
e
t
Select a character
and press
Text cannot be placed in
the character area.
r When you have finished,
move the cursor to [OK].
YZ 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
<> - / . :
OK
CAMERA 1
C
AB C D E F G H I J K L
MNOPQRS T UVWX
Backspace
Space
Selecting Display/Hide Clock and Text
Select ON to display the date, time and text, and select OFF to hide them. If you select ON, you
can display and hide the date, time and text by pressing theo button.
MA I N
MENU
SET MENU
D I SPLAY MENU
D I SPLAY MENU
ON
DATE D I SPLAY
T I ME D I SP LAY
ON
DATE&T I ME SETT I NGS . .
D I SP LAY MENU
CAMERA MENU
NEXT SET
or
TXT D I SPLAY
TXT SETT I NGS . .
BACK CANCEL
NEXT SET
or
DATE D I SPLAY
ON
OFF
ON
BACK CANCEL
SET SET CANCEL CANCEL
or
D I SPLAY MENU
D I SPLAY MENU
ON
DATE D I SPLAY
T I ME D I SP LAY
ON
DATE&T I ME SETT I NGS . .
TXT D I SPLAY
TXT SETT I NGS . .
NEXT SET
or
T I ME D I SPLAY
ON
O FF
ON
BACK CANCEL
SET SET CANCEL CANCEL
or
Example of clock and text display
D I SPLAY MENU
D I SPLAY MENU
ON
DATE D I SPLAY
T I ME D I SP LAY
ON
DATE&T I ME SETT I NGS . .
TXT D I SPLAY
TXT SETT I NGS . .
CAMERA 1
24
00 . 06 . 12
0 1 : 3 0 : 0 0 PM
NEXT SET
ON
BACK CANCEL
or
TXT D I SPLAY
ON
O FF
SET SET CANCEL CANCEL
or
Camera Settings
Setting the Camera Head Movement Speed and Pan Operation
Use the procedure below to set the speed at which the camera head pans and tilts and to select
the DIRECTION MIRROR setting (direction of camera head panning).
MA I N
MENU
SET MENU
or
CAME RA MENU
PAN SPEED
T I LT SPEE D
AUTO
AUTO
or
CAME RA MENU
PAN
SPEED
AU TO
MANUAL
D I SP LAY MENU
MOVABLE RANGE . . DEFAULT
A E SETT I NGS . .
D I RECT I ON M I RROR
O FF
CAMERA MENU
NEXT SET
BACK CANCEL
NEXT SET
SET SET CANCEL CANCEL
BACK CANCE L
CAME RA MENU
PAN
SPEED
CAME RA MENU
AU TO
MANUAL
PAN
SPEED
MANUAL
1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 5 - 6 - 7 - 8 - 9 - 10
SET SET CANCEL CANCEL
SET SET CANCEL CANCEL
or
CAME RA MENU
PAN SPEED
T I LT SPEE D
AUTO
AUTO
or
CAME RA MENU
T I LT SPEE D
AUTO
MANUAL
MOVABLE RANGE . . DEFAULT
A E SETT I NGS . .
O FF
D I RECT I ON M I RROR
SET SET CANCEL CANCEL
BACK CANCE L
CAME RA MENU
T I LT SPEED
ENGLISH
NEXT SET
CAME RA MENU
AU TO
MANUAL
T I LT SPEED
MANUAL
1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 5 - 6 - 7 - 8 - 9 - 10
SET SET CANCEL CANCEL
SET SET CANCEL CANCEL
or
CAME RA MENU
PAN SPEED
T I LT SPEE D
AUTO
AUTO
or
MOVABLE RANGE . . DEFAULT
A E SETT I NGS . .
O FF
D I RECT I ON M I RROR
NEXT SET
NOTE
BACK CANCE L
CAME RA MENU
D I RECT I ON M I RROR
or
ON
O FF
SET SET CANCEL CANCEL
● If you set DIRECTION MIRROR to ON, the camera head pans in the direction
indicated on the 4 or 6 button (→ P.16).
● The pan and tilt speeds set here are also used in preset position operations
(→ P.20). And also if the “AUTO” setting is selected, the camera head moves at
the maximum speed.
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Camera Settings
Setting the Range of Camera Head Movement
Use the procedure below to limit the range of camera pan and tilt (→ P.16). This feature allows
you to watch the image on the monitor as you move the camera head to the position you want to
set as the limit of movement.
or
MA I N
or
CAME RA MENU
MENU
SET MENU
PAN SPEED
T I LT SPEE D
CAME RA MENU
CAME RA MENU
AUTO
AUTO
D I SP LAY MENU
MOVABLE RANGE . . DEFAULT
A E SETT I NGS . .
D I RECT I ON M I RROR
O FF
CAMERA MENU
NEXT SET
NEXT SET
BACK CANCEL
When the setting is unchanged
When you select [YES] the
settings are saved and the
procedure ends.
When you select [NO] the
procedure ends without
saving the settings.
BACK CANCE L
or
MOVABLE RANGE . . DE FAULT
MANUAL
MOVABLE RANGE . . DE FAULT
MANUAL
SET SET CANCEL CANCEL
SET SET CANCEL CANCEL
MOVABLE RANG E
MOVABLE RANG E
R I GHT L I M I T SET + 0 0 0 D E G
LEFT L I M I T SET
+ 0 0 0DEG
UP L I M I T SET
+ 0 0 0DEG
DOWN L I M I T SET
+ 0 0 0DEG
NEXT SET
BACK CANCEL
R I GHT L I M I T SET + 0 0 0 D E G
or
MOVABLE RANG E
MOVABLE RANG E
R I GHT L I M I T SET + 0 0 0 D E G
LEFT L I M I T SET
+ 0 0 0DEG
UP L I M I T SET
+ 0 0 0DEG
DOWN L I M I T SET
+ 0 0 0DEG
NEXT SET
MOVABLE RANG E
BACK CANCEL
LEFT L I M I T SET
or
+ 0 0 0DEG
SET SET CANCEL CANCEL
Watch the monitor image to
move to the desired limit.
SAVE SETT I NGS?
YES
SET SET CANCEL CANCEL
Watch the monitor image to
move to the desired limit.
NO
When the setting is
changed
MOVABLE RANG E
MOVABLE RANG E
R I GHT L I M I T SET + 0 0 0 D E G
LEFT L I M I T SET
+ 0 0 0DEG
UP L I M I T SET
+ 0 0 0DEG
DOWN L I M I T SET
+ 0 0 0DEG
NEXT SET
BACK CANCEL
UP L I M I T SET
or
+ 0 0 0DEG
SET SET CANCEL CANCEL
Watch the monitor image to
move to the desired limit.
MOVABLE RANG E
MOVABLE RANG E
R I GHT L I M I T SET + 0 0 0 D E G
LEFT L I M I T SET
+ 0 0 0DEG
UP L I M I T SET
+ 0 0 0DEG
DOWN L I M I T SET
+ 0 0 0DEG
NEXT SET
BACK CANCEL
or
DOWN L I M I T SET
+ 0 0 0DEG
SET SET CANCEL CANCEL
Watch the monitor image to
move to the desired limit.
MEMO
26
The limits for the range of camera head movement are as follows:
VC-C4:
±100° left and right, 90° upward and 30° downward
VC-C4R: ±170° left and right, 10° upward and 90° downward
Camera Settings
Setting the AE
Use the procedure below to specify the AE (brightness adjustment) setting. FLICKERLESS AE
is unnecessary to set.
or
MA I N
CAME RA MENU
MENU
SET MENU
PAN SPEED
T I LT SPEE D
AUTO
AUTO
D I SP LAY MENU
AE S E TT I NG
A E REFERENCE
D E F AU L T
FL I CKERLESS AE
OF F
MOVABLE RANGE . . DEFAULT
A E SETT I NGS . .
O FF
D I RECT I ON M I RROR
CAMERA MENU
NEXT SET
or
BACK CANCEL
NEXT SET
NEXT SET
BACK CANCE L
BACK CANCEL
[5] corresponds to the Normal
brightness setting (→ P.18)
AE S E TT I NG
A E REFERENCE
AE S E TT I NG
D E F AU L T
FL I CKERLESS AE
A E REFERENCE
AE S E TT I NG
D E F AU L T
MANUAL
A E REFERENCE
AE S E TT I NG
D E F AU L T
MANUAL
A E REFERENCE
MANUAL
OF F
1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 5 - 6 - 7 - 8 - 9 - 10
NEXT SET
BACK CANCEL
SET SET CANCEL CANCEL
SET SET CANCEL CANCEL
or
SET SET CANCEL CANCEL
or
Use this procedure to set the COMMAND setting for using the VC-C4/VC-C4R in Canon
Communication Camera VC-C1 mode or VC-C3 mode (→ P.28). When you set COMMAND to
VC-C1 mode or VC-C3 mode, some of the setting menus and specifications change, as shown
below.
MAIN MENU
MA I N
SET MENU
MENU
CAMERA MENU
CAME RA MENU
SET MENU
RS - 232C S ETT I NGS . .
SET MENU
REMO TE CONTRO LLE R I D
COMMAND
CAMERA MENU
PAN SPEED
T I LT SPEE D
AE S E TT I NG
AUTO
AUTO
0
VC - C 3 MOD E
AE SETTING
A E REFERENCE
FL I CKERLESS AE
A E SETT I NGS . .
D I RECT I ON M I RROR
ENGLISH
VC-C1 Mode and VC-C3 Mode Setting Menu
D E F AU L T
OF F
O FF
RESTORE DEFAULT
NEXT SET
NOTE
BACK CANCEL
NEXT SET
BACK CANCEL
NEXT SET
BACK CANCE L
NEXT SET
BACK CANCEL
● REMOTE CONTROLLER ID in the SET MENU and AE REFERENCE in the AE
SETTING are only enabled in VC-C3 mode and do not appear in the VC-C1
mode.
● If you press the s button after changing the mode, the screen momentarily
goes blank. This is not a fault. Also, when you change modes, all the stored
preset positions are cleared and the range of camera head movement reverts
to the default values in each mode.
● The range of pan/tilt/zoom movement in VC-C1 mode corresponds to that
available on the VC-C1 itself.
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Camera Settings
RS-232C Settings
These settings are used for controlling the VC-C4/VC-C4R from a PC or other device. The
DATA 8 BIT and NON PARITY settings are fixed, and the menu is used to check them only.
DATA 8 BIT and NON PARITY are to be read only.
MA I N
MENU
SET MENU
or
SET MENU
D I SP LAY MENU
REMO TE CONTRO LLE R I D
CAMERA MENU
COMMAND
BACK CANCEL
NEXT SET
0
VC - C 4 MOD E
RESTORE DEFAULT
NEXT SET
or
RS - 232C S ETT I NGS . .
BACK CANCEL
RS - 232C SE TT I NGS
BAUD RATE
or
1
STOP B I T
DA TA 8 B I T
NON PAR I TY
NEXT SET
R EAD ON LY
BACK CANCEL
NON PAR I TY
NEXT SET
MEMO
28
or
SET SET CANCEL CANCEL
or
RS - 232C SE TT I NGS
9600
1
STOP B I T
DA TA 8 B I T
4800
9600
14400
19200
R EAD ON LY
RS - 232C SE TT I NGS
BAUD RATE
RS - 232C SE TT I NGS
BAUD RATE
9600
STOP B I T
R EAD ON LY
1
2
R EAD ON LY
BACK CANCEL
or
SET SET CANCEL CANCEL
● See page 29 for information on the REMOTE CONTROLLER ID setting.
● COMMAND is used when the VC-C4/VC-C4R is used in Canon Communication
Camera VC-C1 or VC-C3 mode (→ P.27).
● To restore the default values for the settings (→ P.34), select [SET] in the
RESTORE DEFAULT setting.
ID Mode
When multiple VC-C4/VC-C4R cameras are connected and installed, all the cameras in range
of the wireless controller simultaneously perform the operations specified. In this situation, the
cameras can be operated individually by assigning separate ID numbers to each camera
beforehand and then specifying the desired ID number from the wireless controller. This is referred
to as ID mode operation.
Setting the ID Number
Use the procedure below to assign an ID number (1-9) to each camera (VC-C4/VC-C4R). If you
do not want to assign an ID number to a camera, select [0] for that camera. Assigning the same
ID number to multiple cameras allows you to control those cameras simultaneously.
1. Switch the power on to the cameras to which you want
to assign the same ID number. Switch the power to the
other connected cameras off.
ZOOM
T
W
HOME
SET/OK
CANCEL
AF
1
2
3
MF
4
5
6
7
8
9
∞
0
ON SCREEN Fn
ID
MENU
Switch the power to a camera off by unplugging the AC adapter
connected to the camera (→ P.14). Even if you turn the power off,
the ID number will not be cleared.
2. Press the m button on the wireless controller to display
the MAIN MENU screen.
3. Select REMOTE CONTROLLER ID in the SET MENU and
set the ID number.
Use the 5 and 8 buttons to move the cursor up and down, use
the s button to confirm the selected setting and proceed to the
next level, and use the c button to move back to the previous
level without confirming the selected setting. Use the 5 and 8
buttons to change values.
MA I N
MENU
SET MENU
or
ENGLISH
BRIGHT
SET MENU
RS - 232C S ETT I NGS . .
D I SP LAY MENU
REMO TE CONTRO LLE R I D
CAMERA MENU
COMMAND
0
VC - C 4 MOD E
RESTORE DEFAULT
NEXT SET
BACK CANCEL
NEXT SET
BACK CANCEL
SET MENU
or
SET MENU
RS - 232C S ETT I NGS . .
REMO TE CONTRO LLE R I D
COMMAND
0
REMO TE CONTRO LLE R I D
5
VC - C 4 MOD E
RESTORE DEFAULT
NEXT SET
BACK CANCEL
or
SET SET CANCEL CANCEL
4. When you have set the ID number, press the m button
or c button to exit the settings screens.
5. Repeat Steps 1 to 4 until ID numbers are set for all the
cameras.
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ID Mode
Selecting the Camera to be Controlled
<Example> As shown in the figure below, of 4 cameras (ID1 to ID3) only the cameras with ID
number 2 (2 cameras) are selected for ID mode operation. In normal operation,
the camera LEDs turn green.
ID1
ID2
ID2
ID3
Green
Green
Green
Green
● Check the LEDs on all the adjacent connected cameras to ensure that all the
cameras are receiving the signals from the wireless controller.
● Even if the cameras are switched off, when you press the i button the LEDs
on all the cameras blink orange and you can begin ID mode operation. However,
when a number button was pressed in step 2, the LEDs on cameras with ID
numbers that do not match or that have not been assigned an ID number turn
red and those cameras are switched off.
NOTE
BRIGHT
ZOOM
T
W
1. Press the i button.
The LEDs on all the connected cameras blink orange (at 0.5-second
intervals).
ID1
ID2
ID2
ID3
HOME
SET/OK
CANCEL
AF
1
2
3
MF
4
5
6
7
8
9
∞
0
ON SCREEN Fn
ID
MENU
Blinking orange Blinking orange Blinking orange Blinking orange
To cancel ID mode operation, press the c or i button. The
LEDs on all the cameras then turn green.
2. Press a number button (in this case 2).
The cameras with ID2 are selected and the LEDs on only those
cameras turn green. The LEDs on the other cameras turn orange
(not blinking).
ID1
ID2
ID2
ID3
Orange
Green
Green
Orange
This completes the selection procedure. When you use the wireless
controller, only the selected cameras will respond. When you press a
button on the wireless controller, the LEDs on the selected cameras
blink green (at 0.1-second intervals) and the LEDs on the other
cameras blink orange (at 0.1-second intervals).
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ID Mode
Cancelling ID Mode
<Example> In this example, the selection made in the previous section of the cameras with ID
number 2 is cancelled. The camera LEDs are as shown below.
ID1
ID2
ID2
ID3
Orange
Green
Green
Orange
Check the LEDs on all the adjacent connected cameras to ensure that all the
cameras are receiving the signals from the wireless controller.
NOTE
BRIGHT
ZOOM
T
W
1. Press the i button.
The LEDs on all the connected cameras blink orange (at 0.5-second
intervals).
ID1
ID2
ID2
ID3
HOME
CANCEL
AF
1
2
3
MF
4
5
6
7
8
9
∞
0
ON SCREEN Fn
ID
MENU
Blinking orange Blinking orange Blinking orange Blinking orange
To cancel ID mode operation, press the c or i button. The
LEDs on all the ID2 cameras turn green and the LEDs on the other
cameras turn orange.
2. Press the 0 button.
ENGLISH
SET/OK
The LEDs on all the cameras turn green as for normal operation.
ID1
ID2
ID2
ID3
Green
Green
Green
Green
This completes ID mode cancellation. All the cameras will now respond
simultaneously to the signals from the wireless controller.
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Troubleshooting
Check the following before contacting your Canon supplier.
The wireless controller does not work.
Check 1: The LED is not lit.
Response: Check that the plug is inserted into the main power outlet correctly and
pushed in all the way. → P.14
Check 2: The LED is red.
Response: The camera is switched off. Press the p button on the wireless controller
to switch the camera on. → P.21
Check 3: The LED is orange.
Response: Operation is restricted by the ID mode function. Reset the ID correctly or
cancel ID mode operation. → P.29–31
Check 4: The LED is green.
Response: • Check the remaining charge in the wireless controller batteries.
• Ensure that you are using the wireless controller inside its effective range.
→ P.15
There is no picture on the monitor.
Check 1: The LED is red.
Response: The camera is switched off. Press the p button on the wireless controller
to switch the camera on. → P.21
Check 2: The components are not all connected correctly.
Response: Check that the components are all connected correctly. → P.13
Check 3: Power to the camera or monitor is not switched on.
Response: Turn power on for the camera and monitor. → P.14
Cannot adjust the camera head angle properly.
Check 1: The camera head will not move to the limit of its range of movement.
Response: Something has directly moved the camera head. Press the h button on
the wireless controller. → P.16
Check 2:
Restrictions have been applied to the range of camera head
movement.
Response: Change the range of camera head movement. → P.26
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Troubleshooting
The camera will not move to a preset position.
Check 1: The camera head will not move to the limit of its range of movement.
Response: Something has directly moved the camera head. Press the h button on
the wireless controller. → P.16
Check 2:
The range of pan/tilt movement has been changed since the preset
position was stored.
Response: Store the preset position again. → P.20
The camera will not focus.
Check 1: The camera is set to manual focus mode.
Response: Focus the camera manually or press the a button on the wireless
controller to switch to auto-focus. → P.18–19
Check 3: You restored a preset position.
Response: If a preset position is restored when the camera is in manual focus mode,
the camera may be out of focus once it has moved to the preset position.
Adjust the focus manually or press the a button on the wireless controller
to switch to auto-focus. → P.18–19
Check 4:
The distance between the subject and the camera is not within the
camera's focal range.
Response: Depending on the zoom position, the camera may not be able to focus at
some distances regardless of whether it is in auto-focus or manual focus
mode. Adjust the distance between the camera and the subject. → P.17
ENGLISH
Check 2: The lens is dirty.
Response: Clean the lens. → P.8
Check 5:
You are using auto-focus mode to photograph a subject that is not
suitable for auto-focus mode (→ P.18).
Response: Adjust the focus manually. → P.19
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Factory Default Settings
When the Product is shipped from the factory or when RESTORE DEFAULT has been set to
[YES] (→ P.28), the settings are set to the default values shown below.
(Camera Default Settings)
Item
Default
Item
Default
Focus
*
Auto
Preset
None
Brightness
*
Normal
Clock and Text
Not displayed
(Setting Screen Default Settings)
Item
Setting
BAUD RATE
SET MENU
9600
STOP BIT
1
DATA 8 BIT
Read only
NON PARITY
Read only
REMOTE CONTROLLER ID
0
COMMAND
VC-C4 MODE
DATE DISPLAY
ON
TIME DISPLAY
ON
TXT DISPLAY
DISPLAY MENU
01.JAN.’00
DATE STYLE
Specified text
*
None
SET TIME
TIME STYLE
PAN SPEED
CAMERA MENU
ON
*
*
*
*
SET DATE
00:00:00AM
AM/PM
DD/MM/YY
AUTO (10 for MANUAL)
TILT SPEED
AUTO (10 for MANUAL)
MOVABLE RANGE
DEFAULT
DIRECTION MIRROR
OFF
AE REFERENCE
DEFAULT (5 for MANUAL)
FLICKERLESS AE
OFF
* Settings marked with an asterisk revert to the factory default values when the power is switched
off and then on again (→ P.14). The values for all other settings are saved when the power is
turned off.
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Specifications
Video Signal
Image Sensor
Total number of pixels
Synchronization
Horizontal Resolution
Vertical Resolution
S/N Ratio
Scanning Method
Min. subject illumination
Drive Mechanism
Output Terminals
Input Terminal
Cascade control
Focusing
Aperture
Lens
Lens filter diameter
White Balance
Power Supply terminal
Max. Power Consumption
Operating Environment
Installation Angle
Dimensions
Weight
Wireless
Model
Controller System
Power Supply
Dimensions
Weight
AC Adapter Model
Input
Output
Polarity
Dimensions
Weight
Details
Conforms to NTSC color format for USA, Canada
Conforms to PAL color format for Europe, Asia, Oceania
1/4-inch CCD
NTSC: 410,000 (380,000 effective) pixels
PAL: 470,000 (440,000 effective) pixels
Internal
NTSC: 460 TV lines
PAL: 420 TV lines
350 TV lines
48 dB
2:1 interlaced
6 lux
VC-C4
Pan Mechanism: Rotation angle Left 100°, Right 100°;
Rotation speed: 1°-90° per sec.*
Tilt Mechanism: Tilt angle Up 90° (factory default 30°),
Down 30°; Tilt speed: 1°-70° per sec.
VC-C4R
Pan Mechanism: Rotation angle Left 170°, Right 170°;
Rotation speed: 1°-90° per sec.*
Tilt Mechanism: Tilt angle Up 10°, Down 90°;
Tilt speed: 1°-70° per sec.
VIDEO OUT: 1 RCA pin jack (output impedance approx. 75 Ω)
S VIDEO OUT: 1 mini-DIN 4-pin socket (output impedance approx. 75 Ω)
RS-232C: 2 mini-DIN 8-pin sockets (input and output)
Up to 9 cameras
Auto/Manual
Auto iris servo system
Focal length 4.0 to 64.0 mm, f/1.4 to f/2.8, 16× power zoom
37 mm (1 15/32 in.), pitch=0.35 mm (1/64 in.)
TTL-system full-auto white balance
DC IN. Rated 13 V (Permissible range 11.5 V to 14 V) (EIAJ RC-5320A, 4 voltage sections)
Approx. 12 W; approx. 5 W with camera switched off (including AC power adapter)
Temp.: 0°C to 40°C (32°F to 104°F); Humidity: 20-85% RH (no condensation)
±20° from horizontal (±15° with optional wide-angle converter installed)
100 × 112 × 89.5 mm (3 15/16 × 4 7/16 × 3 17/32 in.) (W × D × H) (excluding attachments)
ENGLISH
Item
VC-C4: Approx. 375 g (Approx. 0.83 lb.) / VC-C4R: Approx. 435 g (Approx. 0.96 lb.)
WL-V5
Infrared pulse system
3 V DC (2 AA-type batteries)
50 × 175 × 24.5 mm (1 31/32 × 6 29/32 × 31/32 in.) (W × D × H) (excluding attachments)
Approx. 79 g (Approx. 0.17 lb.) (excluding batteries)
PA-V16
100-240 V AC, 50/60 Hz, 50-65 VA
13 V DC, 1.8 A (max.)
External (-), Internal (+)
58 × 118 × 25 mm (2 5/16 × 4 21/32 × 1 in.) (W × D × H) (excluding attachments)
Approx. 205 g (Approx. 0.45 lb.)
* If you are using a computer to control the camera, the image on the screen may appear shaky
when the camera head is being moved slowly.
● These specifications are subject to change without notice.
● For the AC adapter, use the PA-V16 dedicated unit. Also, do not use the PA-V16 AC adapter
with any other product.
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Appendix A (serial pin outs and bit rate setting)
RS-232C Pin Out Diagrams
9pin DSUB to 8pin mini-DIN (VC-C4/VC-C4R) Connection
Below is a cable pin out of the cable required to control this equipment from a computer with a
9pin control port.
1
6
6
7
3
4
Personal Computer
VC-C4/VC-C4R
9pin DSUB
8pin mini-DIN
8
5
1
2
9
5
Female
9pin DSUB
Male
8pin mini-DIN
Personal Computer
VC-C4/VC-C4R
3
2
7
8
6
5
1
4
9
TxD
RxD
RTS
CTS
DataSet Ready
GND
Data Carrier Detect
DTR
No Connection
5
3
2
1
4,6
7,8
8pin mini-DIN to 8pin mini-DIN (VC-C4/VC-C4R) Connection
Below is a cable pin out of the cable required to control this equipment from a computer with a
8pin control port.
6
7
3
4
1
36
8
5
2
6
7
3
4
1
Personal Computer
VC-C4/VC-C4R
8pin mini-DIN
8pin mini-DIN
8
5
2
Male
8pin mini-DIN
Male
8pin mini-DIN
Personal Computer
VC-C4/VC-C4R
3
5
1
2
4
8
6,7
TxD
RxD
RTS
CTS
GND
GND
No Connection
5
3
2
1
4
6
7,8