Canon RE-350 Instruction manual

Canon Video Visualizer
Vidéo visualiseur Canon
RE-350
INSTRUCTION MANUAL
MODE D'EMPLOI
RE-35 SUALIZER
VIDEO VI
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INTRODUCTION
Thank you for purchasing the Canon Video Visualizer RE-350.
The RE-350 is a user-friendly portable image input device with a built-in video camera and a 12 x
zoom lens. It projects images of flat documents, three-dimensional objects, film, etc., onto a video
monitor. Here are the main features:
• Quality images can be immediately projected by the auto focus, auto white balance, and auto
iris (automatic exposure) functions.
• This device has abundant video inputs and outputs, including VIDEO IN/OUT, S-VIDEO
IN/OUT, RGB OUT, and external synchronization input.
• Simply by pressing a button, you can convert from negative to positive, or switch from color to
black and white.
• Stereo sound is available.
• This device has a backlight that can easily project film and other transparencies.
• Functions of the RE-350 can be controlled via RS-232C connection.
To use this product correctly, please read this Instruction Manual carefully before operation.
Confirm that the package contains the following items:
1. Canon Video Visualizer RE-350
2. Power cord (6.6 ft/2 m) x 1
3. Unit cover
4. Instruction Manual
5. Warranty Card
IMPORTANT WARNINGS
Following signs are shown on the product.
CAUTION
RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK
DO NOT OPEN
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.
The lightning flash with arrowhead symbol,
within an equilateral triangle, is intended to
alert the user to the presence of
uninsulated “dangerous voltage” within the
product’s enclosure that may be of
sufficient magnitude to constitute a risk of
electric shock to persons.
The exclamation point, within an equilateral
triangle, is intended to alert the user to the
presence of important operating and
maintenance (servicing) instructions in the
literature accompanying the appliance.
• This Instruction Manual may not be copied, in whole or part, without prior consent of Canon.
• The content of this manual is subject to change without notice.
© Copyright 1996 CANON INC.
ALL RIGHTS RESERVED
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IMPORTANT USAGE INSTRUCTIONS
WARNING:
TO REDUCE THE RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK,
DO NOT EXPOSE THIS PRODUCT TO RAIN OR
MOISTURE.
WARNING:
TO REDUCE THE RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK
AND TO REDUCE ANNOYING INTERFERENCE,
USE THE RECOMMENDED ACCESSORIES ONLY.
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FCC NOTICE
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.
Do not make any changes or modifications to the equipment unless otherwise specified in the
manual. If such changes or modifications are made, you could be required to stop operation of the
equipment.
This digital apparatus does not exceed the Class B limits for radio noise emissions from a
digital apparatus as set out in the interference-causing equipment standard entitled “Digital
Apparatus”, ICES-003 of the Bureau of Industry and Science Canada.
The serial number of this product can be found on the back of the unit.
No other unit has the same serial number. 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. RE-350
Serial No.
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IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
In these safety instructions the word “product” refers to the Canon Video Visualizer RE-350 and
all its accessories.
1. Read Instructions—All the safety and operating
instructions should be read before the product is
operated.
2. Retain Instructions—The safety and operating
instructions should be retained for future reference.
product may fall, causing serious injury to a child or
adult and serious damage to the product. A product
and cart combination should be
moved with care. Quick stops,
excessive force, and uneven
surfaces may cause the product
and cart combination to overturn.
3. Heed Warnings—All warnings on the product and in
the operating instructions should be adhered to.
4. Follow Instructions—All operating and maintenance
instructions should be followed.
5. Cleaning—Unplug this product from the wall outlet
before cleaning.
Wipe the product with a clean soft cloth. If
necessary, put the cloth in diluted neutral detergent
and wring it out well, before wiping the product.
Finally, clean the product 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 their precautions accordingly.
BENZEN
6. Accessories—Do not use non Canon approved
accessories as they may be hazardous. Always use
the specified connection cables and be sure to
connect devices correctly.
7. Water and Moisture—Hazard of electric shock—Do
not use this product near water or in rainy/moist
situations. Do not put a heater near this product.
8. Placing or Moving—Do not place this product on an
unstable cart, stand, tripod, bracket or table. The
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9. Power Sources—This product 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 in your home, consult your product
dealer or local power company.
10.Grounding—This product is equipped with a 3pronged grounding plug (the plug has a third
grounding pin).
The 3-pronged grounding plug will fit into a
grounding type power outlet. This is a safety feature.
If you are unable to insert the plug into the outlet,
contact your electrician to replace your obsolete
outlet. Do not defeat the safety purpose of the
grounding-type plug.
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 product.
12.Outdoor Antenna Grounding—If an outside antenna
is connected to the product, 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 dischage unit, size of grounding
conductors, location of antenna dischage unit,
connection to grounding electrodes, and
requirements for the gounding electrode. See
figure 1.
Fig. 1
Example of antenna grounding
as per National Electrical Code
Antenna lead-in wire
Ground clamp
Antenna discharge unit
(NEC section 810-20)
Electric Service
Equipment
NEC—National Electric Code
Grounding conductors
(NEC section 810-21)
Ground clamps
Power service grounding
electrode system
(NEC art 250, part H)
13.Lightning—For added protection of this product
during a lightning storm, or when it is left unattended
and unused for long periods of time, disconnect it
from the wall outlet. This will prevent damage to the
product due to lightning and power-line surges.
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18.Damage Requiring Service—Disconnect the product
from the wall outlet 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 product.
c. If the product has been exposed to rain or
water.
d. If the product 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 product to its normal
operation.
e. If the product has been dropped or the cabinet
has been damaged.
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.Objects and Liquid Entry—Never push objects of
any kind into this product 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
product.
f. When the product 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 product, ask the service technician to
perform safety checks to determine that the product
is in safe operating order.
17.Servicing—Do not attempt to service this product
yourself as opening or removing covers may expose
you to dangerous voltage or other hazards. Refer all
servicing to qualified service personnel.
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CONTENTS
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS........... 3
1.
NOMENCLATURE AND FUNCTIONS .............. 6
2.
ASSEMBLING, STORING AND CONNECTION ... 9
3.
OPERATION ............................................... 12
Manual Focusing ............................................................13
Film Projection ...............................................................13
Readjusting the White Balance ....................................14
Converting from Negative to Positive ..........................14
Projecting Black-and-White Documents ......................15
Adjusting Brightness and Picture Quality ...................15
4.
SYSTEM CONSTRUCTION .......................... 16
Outputting to a RGB Monitor ........................................16
To Control by a Computer .............................................16
Changing to Pictures via External Input Equipment .....17
Using a Microphone .......................................................17
Recording by VCR .........................................................18
Using External Synchronization ...................................19
Functions Controlled by a Computer ...........................20
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5.
TROUBLESHOOTING .................................. 21
6.
SPECIFICATIONS ....................................... 22
1 NOMENCLATURE AND FUNCTIONS
Camera head
Arm
Lens cap
Illumination lamp
Illumination lamp for reflection copies.
Pressing the LIGHTS button on the
operation panel turns the lamp on. The
angle of the lamp is adjustable.
Rear panel
Arm lock release
lever
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Document table and Backlight
RE-350 UALIZER
VIDEO VIS
Press to fold/unfold
the arm.
Right side panel
Operation panel
Carrying handle
Power switch (see page 12)
Pull out to carry the unit.
NOTICE
お願い
MEMO
After turning the power OFF, wait at least 5 seconds before turning the power
ON again. Turning the power ON too soon may cause a malfunction.
The illumination lamps do not light up immediately after the LIGHTS button is
pressed. To protect the lamps, the system preheats for 3 seconds, then turns
the lamps on.
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Rear Panel
See page 16 for system construction.
External synchronization input terminal (See page 19)
AUDIO OUT terminals (stereo)
VIDEO OUT terminal
RS-232C terminal
S-VIDEO OUT terminal
AC outlet
RGB OUT terminals
AUDIO
VIDEO
S VIDEO
RGB
EXIT
OUT
Use this terminal when controling the RE-350
by a computer (see page 16, 20).
RS-232C
Should not exceed 5A. This outlet is not
interlocked.
AC OUTLET
AC INLET
R
OUT
R
G
L
SYNC
B
IN
ON 75Ω OFF
AC inlet
24/96
100/60
ID 0
ID 1
ON SYNC OFF
1
0
VIDEO IN terminal
1
Set this switch for communication with a
computer. (Left: 2400 bps, right: 9600 bps).
0
ID number
setting switch
AUDIO IN terminals (stereo)
Set this switch when
controlling the RE350 by a computer.
Terminator selection switch
Set this switch to ON when external
synchronization signal must be
terminated (see page 19).
Communication speed selector
24/96
100/60
ID 0
ID 1
S-VIDEO IN terminal
Electronic shutter speed selector
Set this switch when the screen flickers
(Left: 1/100 sec, right: 1/60 sec).
ON 75Ω OFF
ON SYNC OFF
MEMO
SYNC selection switch
Set this switch to ON to add synchronization
signal to G signal when using an RGB monitor
(see page 16). When the switch is set to OFF,
synchronization signal will be output to the
SYNC terminal of the RGB OUT terminals.
If the screen flickers, change the setting of this selector.
Screen flicker is caused mainly by fluorescent lamps and
tends to occur in the areas where power frequency is 50
Hz. Factory default is set to 1/60.
• In areas where the power frequency is 50 Hz, set it to
1/100.
• In areas where the power frequency is 60 Hz, set it to
1/60.
Right Side Panel
Use to adjust external synchronization (see page 19).
Hue (sub carrier) selector
Hue fine-adjustment volume
MIC IN jack(see page 17)
Horizontal phase adjustment volume
Microphone volume control knob
1
MIC LEVEL
7
MIC
2
3
4
H
SC
PHASE
Operation Panel
EXPOSURE knob
RS232C CONTROL button/indicator
Use this knob to adjust brightness of the image
Use this button to switch between online and offline to
a computer. The indicator flashes when the system is
set to online, and stays lit while online.
(see page 15). To increase brightness, turn the
knob to the “+” side. To decrease brightness,
turn the knob to the “-” side.
INPUT SELECT button/indicator
Use this button to select input equipment, when switching
between pictures via the camera head and pictures via external
input equipment (see page 17). The indicator lights up when
external input equipment is selected.
FOCUS buttons/indicator
Use this button to compensate focus (see page
13). To compensate automatically, press the
AUTO FOCUS button. To compensate
manually, press the NEAR button or FAR
button. The AUTO FOCUS indicator flashes
initially, then lights up when compensation is
completed. The indicator goes off if
compensation is unsuccessful, or during
manual compensation.
NEGA button/indicator
Use this button for negative/positive
conversion (see page 14). The indicator
lights up when conversion is made.
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WHITE BALANCE
button/indicator/knob
Use this button/knob to adjust color tone (see
page 14) . To adjust automatically, press the
ZOOM buttons
AUTO WHITE BALANCE button. To adjust
manually, use the WHITE BALANCE knob. Turn
the knob to the RED side to increase red tone.
Turn the knob to the BLUE side to increase blue
tone. The AUTO WHITE BALANCE indicator
flashes initially, then lights up when adjustment is
completed. If adjustment is unsuccessful, the
indicator goes off.
INPUT
POWER RS232C
CONTROL SELECT
LOCAL
CONTROL
DISABLED
NEGA
WHITE BALANCE
AUTO
B/W
DETAIL
Press the WIDE button to change
the picture to wide angle. Press the
TELE button to change the picture
to telephoto angle. Keep pressing
the WIDE button or TELE button,
the functions will initially work
slowly, then faster.
BLUE
SOFT
--
HARD
+
BACK
LIGHT
MANUAL
AUTO
WIDE
RED
LIGHTS
ZOOM
FOCUS
EXPOSURE
MANUAL
NEAR
TELE
FAR
POWER indicator
Lights up when the power
is ON (see page 12).
LIGHTS button/indicator
B/W button/indicator
Use this button to project blackand-white documents (see page15).
The indicator lights up when the
system is in black-and-white mode.
Use this button to turn ON the
illumination lamps for reflection
copies. The indicator flashes
during preheating, and stays lit
after preheating.
BACK LIGHT button/indicator
DETAIL knob
Use this button to turn ON the
backlight for transparencies (see page
13). The indicator lights up when the
backlight is used.
Use this knob to adjust picture quality (see page 15). Turn
the knob to the HARD side to emphasize the outline. Turn
the knob to the SOFT side for softer outline.
MEMO
The illumination lamps and the backlight cannot be used at
the same time.
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2 ASSEMBLING, STORING AND CONNECTION
Assembling
1
Unfold and raise the pair of illumination
lamps.
Raise the right-hand illumination lamp first, then the left-hand
illumination lamp (→).
2
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Press the arm lock release lever, and raise the
arm until it stops.
3
Direct the camera head towards the document
table.
4
Remove the lens cap.
Keep the lens cap in a safe place.
Arm lock release lever
Storing
1
Put the lens cap to the lens.
NOTICE
お願い
Be sure to turn the power OFF before storing the unit.
2
3
Direct the camera head sideways until it stops.
Hold the arm with your right hand and press
the arm lock release lever, then pull the arm
down to the document table very carefully.
NOTICE
お願い
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Arm lock release lever
Be sure to hold the arm with your right hand, then press the
arm lock release lever.
Fold the pair of illumination lamps very carefully.
Fold the left-hand illumination lamp first, then the right-hand
illumination lamp (→).
Do not touch the fluorescent lamps after the
illumination lamps are turned off, as they may still
be hot.
CAUTION
注
意
MEMO
Put the supplied unit cover on the RE-350 when the unit is not in use. The unit
cover has a pocket to store cords.
CAUTION
注
意
Place the unit horizontally when storing it. If the unit is stored
vertically, it may fall down and cause injury or malfunction. When
carrying the unit, turn the power OFF, disconnect the cords, fold the
arm and the illumination lamps, and pull out the carrying handle.
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Connection
To connect the RE-350 to a monitor, use a commercially available BNC video cable. To use a video monitor
with the S-VIDEO terminal, use a commercially available S-video cable. Using S-video enhances picture
quality. Use the power cord included with the RE-350.
When using a BNC video cable
To VIDEO input terminal
To S-VIDEO input terminal
When using a S-video cable
Video monitor
AUDIO
Rear panel
To S-VIDEO OUT
To VIDEO OUT
VIDEO
S VIDEO
RGB
EXIT
OUT
RS-232C
AC OUTLET
AC INLET
R
OUT
R
IN
L
G
SYNC
B
ON 75
OFF
ON SYNC OFF
24/96
100/60
ID 0
ID 1
1
To 120VAC
power
outlet
AC 100V
0
Power cord
NOTICE
お願い
MEMO
To protect the RE-350 as well as other equipment in use, make sure
all the equipment (if any) is OFF before connecting cables. Always
hold onto the plug section whenever connecting/disconnecting the
cables.
• See page 16 for connecting equipment. For details of operation,
refer to the instruction manual of the equipment to be used.
• If your computer has AV compatability, you can input images to the
computer by connecting your computer to the RE-350 with video
cables. If your computer is not AV compatible, a video capture
board is necessary.
■ Installation Site and Environment
1. Connect the RE-350 to a correct electronic source.
Source voltage: 120VAC ± 10%
Source frequency: 60 Hz
2. Install the RE-350 in a proper environment.
Temperature: 41°F – 95° F (5°C –35°C)
Humidity: 85% max (without condensation)
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3 OPERATION
1
Turn the power ON.
When the power of the RE-350 is turned ON, the POWER
indicator on the operation panel lights up.
MEMO
2
3
POWER
• White balance will be automatically adjusted when the power
is turned ON. The AUTO WHITE BALANCE indicator flashes
initially, then lights up when adjustment is completed. If
adjustment is unsuccessful, the indicator goes off (see page
14). Focus can also be automatically compensated.
• White balance will be automatically readjusted if the
illumination lamps or backlight are turned on.
Power switch
Operation Panel
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Turn ON the power source of the other equipment to be used.
Either the power of the RE-350 or other equipment may be turned on first.
Put the document at the center of the
document table.
Document table
If no image is displayed, check to see that the lens cap has
been removed.
MEMO
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5
To appropriately adjust the white balance, turn ON the power
of the RE-350 before putting the document on the table.
Press the AUTO FOCUS button to focus.
The AUTO FOCUS indicator flashes initially, then lights up
when adjustment is completed. If adjustment is unsuccessful,
the indicator goes off (see page 13).
After placing the document, press the ZOOM buttons (WIDE
button or TELE button) to adjust the image to the desired size.
Whenever the image cannot be focused properly, press the
AUTO FOCUS button.
When operation is completed, turn the power
OFF.
Operation panel
WIDE
+
BACK
LIGHT
MANUAL
AUTO
--
LIGHTS
ZOOM
FOCUS
EXPOSURE
NEAR
TELE
FAR
POWER
The POWER indicator goes off. The illumination lamps or
backlight will go off (if they are on). Also turn OFF the power of
other equipment.
NOTICE
お願い
After turning the power OFF, wait at least 5 seconds before
turning the power ON again. Turning the power ON too soon
may cause a malfunction.
MEMO
The power of the RE-350 should be turned OFF when the unit is not used.
Disconnect the power cord if the unit will not be used for extended periods.
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Manual Focusing
When trying to focus correctly or focusing on a particular point of three-dimensional objects, you can
achieve focusing by pressing the manual focusing buttons. The manual focusing is valid up to approx. 2-9/16
inch (65mm) above the document table.
Press the manual focusing
buttons (NEAR and FAR
buttons) when focusing the
lens manually. During
manual focus mode, the
AUTO FOCUS indicator
turns off.
To return to auto focus
mode, press the AUTO
FOCUS button.
Operation panel
WIDE
NEAR
+
BACK
LIGHT
MANUAL
AUTO
--
LIGHTS
ZOOM
FOCUS
EXPOSURE
TELE
FAR
AUTO FOCUS button
■ Undesirable objects for focusing
Although the auto focus function of the RE-350 is very accurate, objects such as those listed below may
present some difficulties. If the system cannot focus automatically, the AUTO FOCUS indicator goes off. If
this happens, focus the lens manually using the NEAR button or the FAR button.
1.
2.
3.
4.
Objects with a low reflection factor (such as a dark cloth, hair, etc.)
Intangible objects (such as candle light, smoke, etc.)
Objects having a glossy surface (telephone receiver, glassware, etc.)
Objects viewed through glass.
Film Projection
Use the backlight to project transparencies, such as OHP films, photographic negative and positive films
and 35mm slides.
Press the BACK LIGHT
button to project transparencies. The BACK
LIGHT indicator lights up
and the document table
glows. If the illumination
lamps have been lighted,
they will go off.
Operation panel
AUTO
+
BACK
LIGHT
MANUAL
WIDE
--
LIGHTS
ZOOM
FOCUS
EXPOSURE
NEAR
TELE
FAR
Pressing the BACK LIGHT
button again, turns the
backlight off.
MEMO
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• Project the film to full monitor size by using the zoom button. If light from the
backlight appears in the monitor, the picture itself will not appear very sharp.
• If color tone seems unnatural, press the AUTO WHITE BALANCE button.
• If the auto focus function does not operate accurately with film, focus the lens
manually.
• The illumination lamps and the backlight cannot be used at the same time.
Readjusting the White Balance
Readjust the white balance after changing the illumination, or when the color tone seems unnatural.
Adjustment to a desired color tone can be made manually.
1.
2.
To readjust the white balance, complete the following steps:
Put some white paper on the document table.
Project the white paper to full monitor size by pressing the
ZOOM buttons (WIDE button or TELE button).
Press the AUTO WHITE BALANCE button.
Operation panel
RS232C
INPUT
CONTROL SELECT
POWER
NEGA
LOCAL
CONTROL
DISABLED
WHITE BALANCE
AUTO
B/W
DETAIL
MANUAL
RED
BLUE
SOFT
HARD
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To adjust to the desired color tones, adjust manually by using
the WHITE BALANCE knob. Turning the knob towards the RED
side increases the red tones. Turning the knob to the BLUE
side increases the blue tones.
MEMO
• When the AUTO WHITE BALANCE button is pressed, the AUTO WHITE
BALANCE indicator flashes, then lights up when adjustment is completed.
However, automatic adjustment may not be done, depending on the types of
objects or light source. If adjustment is unsuccessful, the indicator goes off. If
this happens, readjust according to method 1. mentioned above.
• Do not move the object while the AUTO WHITE BALANCE indicator is
flashing otherwise adjustment will not be done correctly.
• Color tone changes are based on the position of the knob when the AUTO
WHITE BALANCE button is pressed. For example, to emphasize the red
tones, turn the knob towards the BLUE side, press the AUTO WHITE
BALANCE button, then turn the knob towards the RED side.
Converting from Negative to Positive
1
Adjust projected image to full monitor size Operation panel
using the WIDE and TELE buttons.
MANUAL
AUTO
WIDE
--
2
Press the NEGA button for conversion.
During the conversion, the NEGA indicator will light.
To return to normal mode, press the NEGA button again.
+
NEAR
TELE
FAR
Operation panel
POWER
RS232C
INPUT
CONTROL SELECT
LOCAL
CONTROL
DISABLED
NEGA
WHITE BALANCE
AUTO
B/W
DETAIL
MANUAL
RED
MEMO
BACK
LIGHT
LIGHTS
ZOOM
FOCUS
EXPOSURE
BLUE
SOFT
HARD
If color tones seem unnatural, press the AUTO WHITE
BALANCE button, or adjust the white balance manually.
MEMO
• By pushing the NEGA button, you can convert from black to white or vice
versa. Also, if the image is already in color, you can convert from primary
colors to complementary colors.
• Negative/positive conversion is only possible with pictures via the camera head.
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Projecting Black-and-White Documents
To project clearer black-and-white documents, press the B/W button. This setting also allows color
documents to be displayed in black-and-white. Switching between color and black-and-white modes is
possible only when projecting pictures via the camera head. Therefore, color pictures via external input
equipment cannot be switched to black-and-white (see page 17). And also, color pictures of a RGB monitor
cannot be switched to black-and-white.
To project black-and-white documents, press the B/W button.
During black-and-white mode, the B/W indicator will light.
Operation panel
POWER
RS232C
INPUT
CONTROL SELECT
LOCAL
CONTROL
DISABLED
To return to normal mode, press the B/W button again.
NEGA
WHITE BALANCE
AUTO
B/W
DETAIL
MANUAL
RED
BLUE
SOFT
HARD
Adjusting Brightness and Picture Quality
The brightness of the picture can be controlled by the EXPOSURE knob. When the document is dark, has
low contrast, or is small and dim against brighter background, use the EXPOSURE knob to make the image
clearer.
To adjust brightness, use the EXPOSURE knob. Turn the knob
towards the “+” side to brighten the picture. Turn the knob toward
the “-” side to darken the picture.
Operation panel
B/W
DETAIL
FOC
EXPOSURE
AUTO
SOFT
HARD
Use the DETAIL knob to adjust picture quality. Turn the knob
toward the HARD side to emphasize the outline of an object. Turn
the knob towards the SOFT side for a softer outline.
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■ Character size when projecting a 13" x 10" size document
To fully display on the monitor a 13" x 10" size document with clear characters, refer to the samples shown
below for size and thickness. The character samples are in actual scale (equivalent to 20 point photoset
letters, and when outputting from the S-VIDEO OUT).
Canon Video Visualizer
Vidéo Visualiseur Canon
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4 SYSTEM CONSTRUCTION
The RE-350 has abundant video input and output terminals.The equipment shown below can be connected
to these terminals. Use the specified power cord. For other cords, use commercially available cables. For
details of operation, refer to the instruction manual of the equipment to be used.
Output Equipment
Video monitor
Outputting to a RGB
monitor
Computer
VCR
Video camera,
speakers with an
amplifier, etc.
To AUDIO IN
To VIDEO IN
RGB monitor
RGB projector
To S-VIDEO IN
BNC
video
cable
To output to a RGB monitor,
connect the RE-350 to a
monitor with RGB input terminal
using a commercially available
RGB cable. If using a RGB
monitor without a SYNC
terminal, set the SYNC
selection switch to ON. The
RGB monitor projects pictures
via
the
camera
head,
regardless of the selection of
input equipment.
E
S-video
cable
RCA pin
cable
RGB cable
BNC video cable
Video camera, VC-C1,
VCR, VIZCAM1000, etc.
Rear panel
To 120VAC
power outlet
AUDIO
VIDEO
S VIDEO
RGB
EXIT
OUT
RS-232C
AC OUTLET
AC INLET
R
OUT
R
L
SYNC
B
IN
ON 75
OFF
ON SYNC OFF
24/96
100/60
ID 0
ID 1
1
RCA pin
cable
Power cord
G
0
For connecting power cords
to Video camera, VC-C1, VCR,
VIZCAM1000,etc.(up to 5A in total)
S-video cable
RS-232C cable
BNC video cable
To AUDIO OUT
To VIDEO OUT
To S-VIDEO OUT
VCR
Computer
VC-C1
VIZCAM 1000
To control by a computer
To control certain functions of the RE-350 by a computer, complete
the following steps:
Video camera
Input Equipment
Connect the RE-350 to the computer using a RS-232C cable.
Set the electronic shutter, communication speed and ID number.
Turn ON the power to the equipment.
Operate the computer.
For details, please consult Canon U.S.A.
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Changing to Pictures via External Input Equipment
By connecting external input equipment, such as a VCR, video camera, etc, to the VIDEO IN or S-VIDEO IN
terminals of the RE-350, you can project pictures via this equipment on the monitor. Pictures via the camera
head and external input equipment can be changed alternately each time you press the INPUT SELECT
button.
Camera of the RE-350
Video Monitor
VIDEO OUT
ER
RE-350
VIDEO VISUALIZ
VIDEO IN
External
input
INPUT SELECT button
Video Camera
To change to pictures via external input equipment, press the
INPUT SELECT button.
The INPUT SELECT indicator lights up and then,
• Pictures via the equipment connected to the VIDEO IN terminal
will be output to the VIDEO OUT terminal.
• Pictures via the equipment connected to the S-VIDEO IN
terminal will be output to the S-VIDEO OUT terminal.
• Sound from the equipment connected to the AUDIO IN terminal
will be output to the AUDIO OUT terminal.
Operation panel
POWER
RS232C
INPUT
CONTROL SELECT
NEGA
WHITE BALANCE
LOCAL
CONTROL
DISABLED
AUTO
B/W
DETAIL
MANUAL
RED
BLUE
SOFT
HARD
To change to pictures via the camera head, press the INPUT
SELECT button again.
MEMO
• Regardless of the selection of input equipment, the RGB monitor projects
pictures via the camera head.
• Negative/Positive conversion and Color/Black-and-White switching will not
function with pictures via external input equipment.
• If a microphone is connected, sound from the microphone will also be output
to the AUDIO OUT terminal.
Using a Microphone
If you connect a microphone to the MIC IN terminal of the RE-350 and connect a monitor with speakers, sound can be
output. Regardless of the selection of input equipment, sound from the microphone will be output to both R and L AUDIO
OUT terminals in monaural mode. For operation details, refer to the instruction manual of the equipment to be used.
Use the microphone volume control knob to adjust the
volume.
Right side panel
Sound from the microphone can be recorded together with
pictures if outputting to a VCR.
1
MIC LEVEL
MIC
2
3
4
H
SC
PHASE
Microphone volume control knob
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Recording by VCR
When you connect a VCR to the output terminal of the RE-350, use a commercially available BNC video
cable and RCA pin cable. If you connect a microphone, you can record audio together with pictures via the
camera head onto a video tape. For details of operation, refer to the instruction manual for the equipment to
be used.
VCR
E
(R)
(L)
To AUDIO IN
terminal
To VIDEO IN
terminal
RCA pin cable
BNC video cable
(R)
(L)
Rear panel
AUDIO
VIDEO
R
IN
S VIDEO
RGB
OUT
G
R
OUT
L
Right side panel
SYNC
1
B
MIC LEVEL
MEMO
MIC
2
3
4
H
SC
PHASE
When you use a VCR with an S-video outlet, use S-video cables to connect to
the S-video outlet. This will enable you to project a high quality image.
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Using External Synchronization
The following illustration shows an example of connecting a camera for a video conferencing system to the
RE-350. The picture will not flicker when the INPUT SELECT button is pressed to change from video
captured by the camera of the RE-350 to that from external input and vice versa.
Camera of the RE-350
External input
VIDEO OUT
VIDEO IN
EXT
VIDEO OUT
VIDEO IN
RE-350 ALIZER
VIDEO VISU
INPUT SELECT button
Video Conferencing System
Rear panel
AUDIO
VIDEO
S VIDEO
OUT
RGB
EXIT
RS-232C
AC OUTLET
AC INLET
G
R
OUT
R
L
SYNC
ON 75
B
IN
OFF
ON SYNC OFF
24/96
100/60
ID 0
ID 1
1
0
If the RE-350 is the terminating equipment in your system using multiple external
synchronization input equipment, set this switch to ON.
NOTE
External synchronization can be used for compositing images from multiple
visualizers or video cameras on a single monitor, as well as for color
measurements using a computer. For mobe information, please contact your
dealer.
Switches for adjusting horizontal phase and hue.
Hue selector
Hue fine-adjustment volume
Use this volume for fine-adjustment
after changing the hue with the hue
selector.
Set the selector according to the hue of
the reference signal so that the image
hue matches the document hue.
Phase
0°
90°
180°
270°
Horizontal phase adjust volume
Swich position
1
2
3
4
1
2
3
4
1
2
3
4
1
2
3
4
Use this volume to align the horizontal
phase when mixing pictures.
Right side panel
1
MIC LEVEL
19
MIC
2
3
4
H
SC
PHASE
Functions Controlled by a Computer
The following functions can be controlled by a computer. For more information, please contact Canon
U.S.A.
Category
Camera
control
system
System
control
Meaning
Abbreviation
Zoom lens control WIDE: standard
WIDE: fine-adjustment
TELE: standard
TELE: fine-adjustment
ZOOM: stop
ZOOM: positioning
ZOOM: output position
ZOOM AF WIDE:
standard
ZOOM AF TELE:
standard
The zoom lens starts moving towards the wide-angle side at a standard speed.
The zoom lens moves towards the wide-angle side at a slow speed.
The zoom lens moves towards the telephoto side at a standard speed.
The zoom lens moves toward the telephoto angle side at a slow speed.
The zoom lens stops.
The zoom lens moves to a specified position.
Outputs the current position of the zoom lens.
Perform the AUTO FOCUS function as soon as the zoom lens stop moving.
Focus control
OP AF
NEAR: standard
NEAR: fine-adjustment
FAR: standard
FAR: fine-adjustment
FOCUS: stop
Performs one-push autofocus.
The focus lens starts moving towards the NEAR side at a standard speed.
The focus lens moves toward the NEAR side at a slow speed.
The focus lens starts moving towards the FAR side at a standard speed.
The focus lens moves toward the FAR side at a slow speed.
The focus lens stops.
White balance
setting
OP AWB
WB: adjustment
Performs one-push auto white balance.
Adjusts color tone.
Exposure
compensation
EXP: compensation
Compensates exposure.
Outline
adjustment
DETAIL: adjustment
Adjusts picture quality of video signal.
E
Perform the AUTO FOCUS function as soon as the zoom lens stop moving.
Negative/positive POSI (normal mode)
NEGA (conversed
conversion
mode)
Outputs video signal in normal mode.
Outputs video signal in conversed mode.
Color/black and
white switching
COLOR
B/W
Outputs video signal in color.
Outputs video signal in black and white.
Input signal
selection
CAMERA
EXTERNAL
Selects the internal camera as input signal.
Selects external video signal as input signal.
Illumination
control
LIGHTS: ON
LIGHTS: OFF
BACKLIGHT: ON
BACKLIGHT: OFF
Turns the illumination lamps on.
Turns the illumination lamps off.
Turns the backlight on.
Turns the backlight off.
LED control
LED: NORMAL
LED: ON
LED: OFF
LED: BLINK
Operates a specified LED in normal mode.
Turns a specified LED on forcibly.
Turns a specified LED off forcibly.
Blinks a specified LED forcibly.
Communication
control
OFFLINE
SILENCE
NOTIFICATION
Sets the RE-350 to offline mode.
Sets the RE-350 to silence mode.
Sets the RE-350 to notification mode.
Output
information
STATUS: camera
STATUS: switch
STATUS volume
DATA: machine name
DATA: ROM version
Outputs the status of the RE-350.
Outputs the status of each switch.
Outputs the position of each volume.
Outputs identification data of device name.
Outputs identification data of version.
To utilize the computer control features of the RE-350 a program developers kit is available from Canon U.S.A. The developers kit
provides a guide for computer software programmers to create customized software to control camera functions.
[For further information]
contact:
CANON U.S.A., INC. NEW YORK OFFICE
One Canon Plaza, Lake Success, NY 11042, U.S.A.
phone: 516-328-5960
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5 TROUBLESHOOTING
If the RE-350 does not function properly, check the following points before contacting your dealer.
Problem
Possible cause
Reference
page
• The lens cap has not been removed.
• The power of the RE-350 or other equipment has not been
turned ON.
• Connection may be incorrect.
• The input source is not selected correctly.
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12
The picture cannot be
focused correctly
•
•
•
•
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13
13
13
Pictures appear
reddish/bluish
• The white balance has not been adjusted.
• The color tone of the video monitor is not correct.
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Pictures are too
bright/dark
• Exposure of the RE-350 or monitor has not been adjusted
correctly.
• The object is not illuminated properly.
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Pictures appear with
flicker
• The electronic shutter speed selector has been set
incorrectly.
7
The input source
cannot be changed
• The power of the RE-350 or other equipment has not been
turned ON.
• Connection may be incorrect.
12
Pictures do not change
to black and white
• Pictures via external input equipment have been projected.
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The illumination lamps
do not light up
immediately when the
LIGHTS button is
pressed
• To protect the lamps, the system preheats for 3 seconds,
then the lamps light up. During preheating, the LIGHT
indicator flashes. This is not a malfunction.
—
The RE-350 cannot be
controlled by a
computer
• The power of the RE-350 or other equipment has not been
turned ON.
• Connection may be incorrect.
• Incorrect operation may be the cause.
No image appears on
the monitor
The document may be too dark or glowing.
Strong light may be reflected on the screen.
The object has low contrast.
Focusing has been set in manual mode.
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12
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If the problem cannot be solved after checking the above points, contact your dealer.
MEMO
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The fluorescent illumination lamps and backlight are consumables.
Replace with a new lamp if a lamp starts flickering or becomes dark.
For details of replacement, consult your dealer.
6 SPECIFICATIONS
Video signal
Pickup element
Total number of pixels
Synchronization
Horizontal resolution
Vertical resolution
S/N ratio
Lens
Ranges
Zoom
Focusing
Iris adjustment
White balance
Illumination lamp
Backlight
Input sources
External
synchronization
Conforms to NTSC color format
1/3-inch CCD
410,000 pixels
Internal/external
450 TV lines
350 TV lines
46 dB
f=5.4 mm - 64.8 mm, F1.8 - 2.8 (8-group, 10-element)
12 x power zoom, 2-step speed
One-push auto/manual
Auto/manual (fine-adjustable ±2 EV)
Auto/one-push-auto/manual
6 W fluorescent lamp x 2, high-frequency lighting, angle-adjustable
6 W fluorescent lamp x 2, high-frequency lighting
Internal camera/external input equipment
Input conditions:
Frequency range:
Horizontal phase adjustment:
Hue (sub carrier) adjustment:
Electronic shutter
Communication speed
Other functions
Input/output terminals
DIP switch, 1/60 and 1/100 sec.
Power source
Power consumption
Dimensions
120 VAC ±10%, 60Hz
•
•
•
•
Composite video VBS (75 ~Ω imbalance)
SYNC: 0.3 ±0.1 V, burst: 0.3 ±0.1 V
H: 15.73426 kHz ±0.35 Hz
SC: 3.579545 MHz ±80 Hz
Manual (0 µs to 2 µ)
Manual (0° to 360°)
DIP switch, 2400 and 9600 bps.
Negative/Positive conversion, Color/Black-and-White switching, Microphone mixing
VIDEO IN: BNC connector x 1, input impedance: 75 Ω
VIDEO OUT: BNC connector x 1, output impedance: 75 Ω
S-VIDEO IN: 4-pin mini-DIN x 1, input impedance: 75 Ω
S-VIDEO OUT: 4-pin mini-DIN x 1, output impedance: 75 Ω
RGB OUT: BNC connector x 4, output impedance: 75 Ω
External synchronization input: BNC connector x 1, input impedance: 75 Ω/high impedance
AUDIO IN: RCA pin jack x 2 (stereo)
AUDIO OUT: RCA pin jack x 2 (stereo)
MIC IN mini-jack x 4, input impedance: 450 – 1,200 Ω, -68 dB
RS-232C serial interface x 1
AC input: 120 VAC, 60Hz
AC outlet: 120 VAC, 5A max., 60Hz, not interlocked
Approx. 33 W
Operating position: 28-2/5"(W) x 20-3/5"(D) x 21-4/5"(H)
Folded position:
Weight
Operating
environment
E
12-51/64" x 9-29/64" to 1-5/16" x 63/64" (325 x 240mm to 33.5 x 25mm)
722(W) x 524.8(D) x 556(H)mm
19-1/8"(W) x 20-3/5"(D) x 7-1/5"(H)
486(W) x 524.8(D) x 183(H)mm
Approx. 22 lbs (10 kg)
Temperature: 41°F-95°F (+5°C - +35°C)
Relative humidity: 20% - 85% (no condensation)
Weight and dimensions are approximate.
Errors and omissions excepted.
Specifications and design of the product are subject to change without notice.
Canon is a registered trademark of Canon Inc.
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