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DIGITAL VIDEO CAMCORDER
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Important Usage Instructions
WARNING:
TO REDUCE THE RISK OF FIRE OR ELECTRIC SHOCK, DO NOT EXPOSE
THIS PRODUCT TO RAIN OR MOISTURE.
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WARNING:
TO REDUCE THE RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK AND TO REDUCE
ANNOYING INTERFERENCE, USE THE RECOMMENDED ACCESSORIES
ONLY.
COPYRIGHT WARNING:
Unauthorized recording of copyrighted materials may infringe on the
rights of copyright owners and be contrary to copyright laws.
Digital Video Camcorder, ZR10 A and Compact Power Adapter, CA-560
Introduction
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 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 use 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
CAUTION:
TO PREVENT ELECTRIC SHOCK, MATCH WIDE BLADE OF PLUG TO WIDE SLOT,
FULLY INSERT.
Important Warning
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.
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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 product.
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IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
In these safety instructions the word
“product” refers to the Canon Digital Video
Camcorder ZR10 A 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.
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.
6. Accessories — Do not use accessories
not recommended in this manual as
they may be hazardous.
7. Avoid magnetic or electric fields — Do
not use the camera close to TV
transmitters, portable communication
devices or other sources of electric or
magnetic radiation. They may cause
picture interference, or permanently
damage the camera.
8. Water and Moisture — Hazard of electric
shock — Do not use this product near
water or in rainy/moist situations.
9. Placing or Moving — Do not place on an
unstable cart, stand, tripod, bracket or
table. The 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.
11. Polarization — The CA-560 Compact
Power 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.
12. 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.
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Introduction
5. Cleaning — Unplug this product from the
wall outlet before cleaning. Do not use
liquid or aerosol cleaners. The product
should be cleaned only as
recommended in this manual.
10. Power Sources — The CA-560 Compact
Power 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 product dealer or
local power company. Regarding other
power sources such as battery power,
refer to instructions in this manual.
13. 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 discharge unit, size of
grounding conductors, location of
antenna discharge unit, connection to
grounding electrodes, and requirements
for the grounding electrode. See figure
1.
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EXAMPLE OF ANTENNA GROUNDING AS
PER NATIONAL ELECTRICAL CODE
Fig. 1
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ANTENNA
LEAD IN
WIRE
GROUND
CLAMP
ANTENNA
DISCHARGE
UNIT
(NEC SECTION
810-20)
ELECTRIC
SERVICE
EQUIPMENT
GROUNDING CONDUCTORS
(NEC SECTION 810-21)
GROUND CLAMPS
Introduction
NEC - NATIONAL ELECTRICAL CODE
POWER SERVICE
GROUNDING ELECTRODE
SYSTEM
(NEC ART 250. PART H)
14. 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 and disconnect the antenna.
This will prevent damage to the product
due to lightning and power-line surges.
15. 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.
16. Overloading — Do not overload wall
outlets and extension cords as this can
result in a risk of fire or electric shock.
17. 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.
18. 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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19. Damage Requiring Service —
Disconnect this product from the wall
outlet and all power sources including
battery, 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.
f. When the product exhibits a distinct
change in performance. This indicates
a need for service.
20. 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.
21. 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.
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Contents
Introduction
Important Usage Instructions ....................2
IMPORTANT SAFETY
INSTRUCTIONS ..................................3
Thank you for Choosing a Canon ..............6
Quick Overview
Using the Full Range of
Features
~ General ... ~
Turning the Image Stabilizer Off ............34
Selecting from the Menus ........................35
Using the Wireless Controller ..................38
~ For Recording ...~
Setting the Date and Time........................41
Taking Still Pictures ................................44
Transferring Still Pictures to a PC
with the FR-100 (optional)..................46
Searching and Reviewing While
Recording ............................................47
Using the Various Recording
Programs..............................................48
Using Digital Effects ................................52
The serial number of this product may be found on
the bottom of the camera. 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.
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~ When Making Manual Adjustments ...~
Adjusting Exposure Manually..................62
Adjusting Focus Manually ......................65
Setting the White Balance ........................66
~ For Playback ...~
Displaying Date, Time and Camera Data
(Data Code) ........................................68
Searching the Tape (Photo Search/
Date Search) ........................................71
Returning to a Pre-Marked Position ........72
Editing
Editing to a VCR ......................................73
Dubbing with Digital Video
Equipment ..........................................74
Recording from a VCR, TV or Analog
Camcorder (Analog Line-in) ..............76
Recording Over Existing Scenes
(A/V Insert Editing) ............................78
Audio Dubbing ........................................81
Setting the Audio Mix ..............................84
Introduction
Introducing the ZR10 ................................7
Finding Your Way Around the ZR10 ........8
Powering Your Camcorder ......................11
Loading a Cassette ..................................16
Basic Recording ......................................18
Zooming ..................................................22
Using the LCD Screen ............................23
Playing Back a Cassette ..........................27
Connections for Playback on a
TV Screen............................................30
Tips for Making Better Videos ................32
Audio Recording ......................................58
Setting the Self-Timer ..............................60
Additional Information
Preparing the Camera ..............................86
Notes on Using the Batteries....................88
Maintenance ............................................91
Troubleshooting........................................95
The ZR10 System Diagram......................98
Optional Accessories ................................99
Screen Displays ......................................103
Specifications ........................................108
Index ......................................................109
Date of Purchase
Dealer Purchased From
Dealer Address
Dealer Phone No.
Model Name ZR10
Serial No.
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Thank you for Choosing a Canon
First, we’d like to thank you for
purchasing this Canon camcorder. Its
advanced technology makes it very
easy to use — you will soon be making
high-quality videos which will give you
pleasure for years to come.
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To get the most out of your new
camcorder, we recommend that you
read this manual thoroughly — there
are many sophisticated features which
will add to your recording enjoyment.
Your camcorder is supplied with the
following accessories:
WL-D74 Wireless
Controller
Two AA batteries
SS-600 Shoulder Strap
Lens cap and lens cap
cord
BP-511 Battery Pack
CA-560 Compact Power
Adapter (including AC
power cable)
Lithium button battery
S-150 S-video Cable
Introduction
Getting started
To get started we suggest that you
master the basic operations of the
camcorder first, before moving on to
use its full range of features.
For quick reference (in addition to the
contents and index) please refer to:
• Finding your way around the ZR10
( 8)
• Screen displays ( 103)
• Troubleshooting — in case you run
into any problems ( 95)
Symbols used in this instruction
manual:
: Reference page numbers
: Supplementary notes for
camcorder operation
` : Operation confirmation beeps
( 21)
• Capital letters are used to refer to
settings displayed in the menus and
buttons labeled on the camcorder
itself, e.g. Press the MENU button.
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STV-250 Stereo Video
Cable
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Introducing the ZR10
Digital Video
ZR10 is a next generation
digital video camcorder
that conforms to the
digital video D
standard to give you
outstanding picture
quality.
2.5” LCD Screen
A 2.5” LCD screen
makes it easy for you to
shoot colorful, well
composed video. It is
also great for playback.
Image Stabilizer
Audio Dubbing/A/V Insert
Editing
Add new sound to
original sound, or
replace original sound
and images on a
prerecorded tape.
Analog Line-in Recording
Connect to a VCR or
analog camcorder and
record onto a DV tape in
the ZR10.
Internal charging
10× Lens and 40×/200×
Digital Zoom
From wide-angle to 10×
telephoto—with
unparalleled optical
quality. The digital zoom
magnifies this up to
200× for even more
dramatic results.
Still Photos
The ZR10 has the
technology to capture
crisp, clear, digital still
pictures.
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Advanced digital
technology allows you to
add special effects during
recording or playback.
The ZR10 can charge a battery pack
itself, smoothing the transition between
charging and shooting, and allowing
for a smaller, lighter AC power adapter.
Quick Overview
Stabilizes your
recordings even in long
telephoto shots.
Digital Effects
PCM Digital Sound
DV Terminal (IEEE 1394)
ZR10 is equipped with a DV terminal
that conforms to IEEE1394.
With a single cable, it lets you edit,
copy and transfer data digitally to and
from other digital equipment with the
same terminal, with virtually no
generation loss in image and sound
quality.
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Finding Your Way Around the ZR10
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REC SEARCH + button (p. 47)/
(fast forward) button (p. 27)
Record review button (p. 47)/
REC (record) SEARCH – button(p. 47)/
(rewind) button (p. 27)
FOCUS button (p. 65)/
(play/pause) button (p. 27)
Program selector (p. 48)
P
EXP (exposure) button (p. 62)/
(stop) button (p. 27)
Easy
Recording
(p. 48)
Self-timer button (p. 60)/
REC PAUSE (LINE-IN) button
(p. 75, 77)
BATT. (battery) RELEASE (p. 13)
Quick Overview
Program
AE (p. 48)
LCD screen (p. 23)
Backup battery
cover (p. 90)
Battery attachment
unit (p. 12)
LCD panel OPEN button (p. 23)
Strap attachment bar (p. 87)
Digital effects ON/OFF
button (p. 56)
DIGITAL EFFECTS
button (p. 56)
MENU button (p. 36)
Terminal cover
8
Selector dial (p. 36)
DC
IN
9.5V CHARGE
CHARGE indicator (p. 12)
DC IN terminal (p. 11)
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Viewfinder focusing lever (p. 86)
Viewfinder protect cover (p. 92)
PHOTO button (p. 44)
Accessory shoe (p. 58)
Zoom controller (p. 22)
Viewfinder (p. 86, 92)
Strap attachment bar (p. 87)
POWER indicator (p. 18)
Start/Stop button (p. 19)
Quick Overview
Speaker (p. 26)
Grip belt (p. 86)
POWER Switch (p. 18)
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OFF
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CAMERA
OFF
VCR
Cassette compartment cover
(p. 16)
Cassette compartment (p. 16)
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Terminal cover
Remote sensor (p. 38)
Stereo microphone (p. 81)
Terminal cover
S-video IN/OUT
terminal (p. 30)
S
MIC terminal (p. 58, 81)
IN/
OUT
MIC
DV IN/
OUT
Quick Overview
H (phones) terminal (p. 26)
A/ V (audio/video) IN/OUT
terminal (p. 30, 76)
u (LANC) terminal (p. 73)
A/V
OPEN/EJECT
switch (p. 16)
IN/
OUT
m
Tripod socket (p. 32)
PHOTO button (p. 44)
Transmitter
START/STOP
button (p. 19)
Zoom buttons (p. 22)
MENU button (p. 36)
SELF TIMER button (p. 60)
Controller buttons (p. 36)
START
/STOP PHOTO
SELF
TIMER
TV SCREEN button (p. 103)
DATA CODE button (p. 68)
D. EFFECTS (Digital effects)
button (p. 56)
AUDIO MONITOR button
(p. 84)
REC PAUSE button (p. 75)
ZERO SET MEMORY button
(p. 72)
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DV IN/OUT
terminal (p. 74)
ZOOM
W
T
SET button (p. 36)
MENU
TV
SCREEN
SET
DATA
CODE D.EFFECTS
ON/OFF
MIX
AUDIO
BALANCE
ST-2
MONITOR ST-1
REC SEARCH
PAUSE SELECT
ZERO SET
MEMORY REW
PLAY
FF
AUDIO
DUB.
STOP
+/
–/
A/V
INSERT PAUSE
Digital effects ON/OFF button (p. 56)
SLOW
×2
REMOTE SET
WIRELESS CONTROLLER WL-D74
MIX BALANCE buttons (p. 84)
Search buttons (p. 71)
SEARCH SELECT button (p. 71)
FF
button (p. 27)
PLAY
button (p. 27)
button (p. 29)
× 2 button (p. 29)
STOP
button (p. 27)
AUDIO DUB. button (p. 82)
SLOW
A/V INSERT button (p. 80)
REW
REMOTE SET button (p. 39)
button (p. 29)
PAUSE
button (p. 28)
button (p. 29)
button (p. 27)
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Powering Your Camcorder
Before operating your camera, you will need to use the power adapter to:
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Provide power from an AC outlet
or
Charge a battery pack
• The power adapter converts current from a household power socket (100–240 V
AC, 50/60 Hz) to the DC current used by your camera.
• If the adapter is used next to a TV, it may cause bars to appear on the TV —
move the adapter away from the TV or the antenna cable.
Connecting the camera to an AC outlet
1
2
Quick Overview
3
Use the power adapter to provide your camera with instant power from an AC
outlet. Always turn the camera off before connecting/removing the power source.
1.
2.
3.
4.
Connect the power adapter to the camera’s DC IN terminal.
Connect the power cable to the power adapter.
Plug the adapter into an AC outlet.
Disconnect the power adapter from the camera after use. Unplug
the power cable from the AC outlet, then disconnect it from the
adapter.
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Attaching and charging the battery packs
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POW ER
CAMERA
OFF
VCR
DC
IN
9.5V CHARGE
Quick Overview
3
2
4
Your battery pack was partially charged before it left the factory. It should have
enough power for you to check that your camera is working properly. However,
you must charge the battery pack fully if you want it to power the camera for more
than a few minutes.
Always turn the camera off and raise the viewfinder before connecting/removing
the battery.
1. Set the POWER switch to OFF.
2. Attach the battery to the camera.
• Remove the battery pack’s terminal cover.
• Rotate the viewfinder upwards.
• With the triangle on the battery pack pointing downwards, align the edge of
the battery pack with the line on the camera, press lightly and slide the
battery down until it clicks into place.
3. Connect the power adapter to the camera.
4. Connect the power cable to the adapter and plug it into an AC
outlet.
• The charge indicator flashes red to show that charging is in progress. Single
flashes mean that the battery pack is less than 50% charged. Double flashes
mean that it is between 50% and 75% charged. Triple flashes mean that it is
more than 75% charged. The indicator glows steadily when the battery pack
is fully charged. If the indicator blinks twice a second, the battery pack may
be defective.
• Charging will also take place when the camera is set to VCR and in stop
mode, or the camera has turned itself off after being left in record pause
mode for more than about 5 minutes.
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5. When charging is complete, disconnect the power adapter from the
camera. Unplug the power cable from the AC outlet, then
disconnect it from the adapter.
6. Remove the battery pack after use.
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• Rotate the viewfinder upwards.
• Press and hold the BATT. RELEASE button while you slide the battery up.
• Never connect an unspecified product to the camera’s DC terminal. Likewise,
do not connect the power adapter to an unspecified product.
• You can find detailed notes for using the batteries in the “Notes on Using the
Batteries” ( 88). These notes include charging and recording times and how
to install the backup battery.
CA-560 Compact Power Adapter
100–240 V AC, 50/60 Hz
34 W
9.5 V, 2.7 A DC
32°F–104°F (0°C–40°C)
2 1/4 × 1 1/8 × 4 1/8 in (57 × 28 × 104 mm)
6 3/8 oz (180 g) (without power cable)
Quick Overview
Specifications
Power supply
Power consumption
Rated output
Operating temperature range
Dimensions
Weight
Weight and dimensions are approximate.
Errors and omissions excepted.
Subject to change without notice.
When replacement of power supply is required, please return it to the
responsible nearest Canon Service Center and please replace it with the same
type number CA-560 or equivalent.
The Adapter can be used with a power supply between 100 and 240 V AC. For
areas where 120 V AC power is not used, you will need a special plug adapter.
Contact your nearest Canon Service Center for further information.
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Using the Charge Adapter CR-560 Kit (optional)
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The Compact Power Adapter CA-560 included with the camera can be used along
with the CR-560 Kit for 3 different ways to power the camera or charge battery
packs:
1. Charge the BP-500 Series battery packs with power from your car battery.
2. Operate the camera with power from your car battery.
3. Charge the BP-500 Series battery packs from a household AC outlet.
The Charge Adapter/Car Battery Cable Kit CR-560 includes the following:
Quick Overview
Charge Adapter
Car Battery Cable
DC Cable
1. Charge the BP-500 Series battery packs with power from your car
battery.
1 or 2 battery pack(s) + Charge Adapter + Car Battery Cable→ car’s cigarette
lighter
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To car’s
cigarette lighter
• Fast charging for the high-capacity BP-522 (optional). Fifteen minutes of
charging gives 70 minutes of recording (using the viewfinder).
Time required for full charge
from car battery or household outlet
BP-511
1 hr. 20 min.
BP-522 (optional)
1 hr. 40 min.
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2. Operate the camera with power from your car battery.
Camera + DC Cable + Charge Adapter + Car Battery Cable → car’s cigarette
lighter
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To car’s
cigarette lighter
1 or 2 battery pack(s) + Charge Adapter + Compact Power Adapter
CHARGE
Quick Overview
3. Charge the BP-500 Series battery packs from a household AC
outlet.
• Fast charging for the high-capacity BP-522 (optional). Fifteen minutes of
charging gives 70 minutes of recording (using the viewfinder).
• For full details of how to use the CR-560, refer to its instruction manual.
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Loading a Cassette
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OPEN/EJECT
SH
PU
Only use videocassettes marked with the D logo.*
Loading and unloading
Quick Overview
1. Make sure that you have attached a power source.
2. Slide the OPEN / EJECT 5 switch to release the cassette
compartment cover.
• Pull the cover fully open (while holding the button) and wait a couple of
seconds for the cassette compartment to open automatically.
• The confirmation beep sounds when the cassette cover fully opens.
3. Load or unload the cassette.
• Insert the cassette gently with the window facing out, and the REC/SAVE
tab up.
• Remove the cassette by pulling it straight out.
4. Press the P mark on the compartment until it clicks, and wait
for it to close.
5. Click the cover back into place.
* D is a trade mark.
• After loading a cassette, use record search ( 47) to find the point where you
want to start recording.
• Do not interfere with the cassette compartment while it is opening or closing
automatically, or attempt to close the cover.
• Be careful not to get your fingers caught in the cassette compartment cover.
• Do not leave the cassette in the camera after use — return it to its case and store
it in a cool, clean, dry place.
• When you turn the camera’s power on, v flashes in the display until you load a
cassette.
• With some types of tapes, the remaining tape display may not give an accurate
reading ( 103).
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Protecting tapes from accidental erasure
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REC
SAVE
REC
SAVE
To protect your recording from accidental erasure, slide the tab on the cassette so
that it exposes the hole. (This switch position is usually labeled SAVE or ERASE
OFF.)
If you load this cassette and put the camera in record pause mode ( 18), “THE
TAPE IS SET FOR ERASURE PREVENTION” is displayed for approx. four
seconds and then the v mark flashes in the display. The camera also shows the
above phrase if you accidentally press the REC PAUSE button on the camera or
the wireless controller with the camera switched to VCR mode.
If you want to record on the cassette again, slide the tab back so the hole is closed.
• To protect the tape heads, transfer cassettes directly from the tape case to the
camcorder — do not open the tape protect cover or touch the tape itself.
• Do not use cassettes where the tape has been damaged or spliced — they may
damage the camcorder.
• Do not insert anything into the small holes on the cassette or cover them with
cellophane tape.
• Handle cassettes with care — dropping them or exposing them to external
shocks may cause internal damage.
• Store cassettes in the provided case, first rewinding them to the start of the tape
and then storing them upright.
• A cassette with metal plated terminals may become dirty with use, affecting
information transfer. Therefore, after using a tape about ten times, be sure to
clean the terminals with a cotton swab.
Quick Overview
Handling cassettes
Cassette Memory
You are unable to use the cassette memory function with this camcorder.
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Basic Recording
3
E
P
POW ER
1
CAMERA
OFF
VCR
4, 5
POW ER
CAMERA
OFF
VCR
Before you start recording
Quick Overview
Have you completed the following steps?
• Attached a power source ( 11).
• Removed the lens cap ( 86) and fastened the shoulder strap (
• Chosen the display: viewfinder ( 86) or LCD screen ( 23)
87).
• When you’re using the viewfinder, fully close the LCD or rotate the LCD so that
it faces the same direction as the lens ( 25).
• When using the viewfinder with the BP-522 Battery Pack (optional) attached,
extend the viewfinder ( 86).
You may also want to install the backup battery (
and time display ( 41).
90) in order to set the date
To record
1. Push the small green button on the POWER switch and hold, turn
the POWER switch to CAMERA.
• The camera automatically sets to record pause mode. PAUSE appears in the
display.
• The camera power indicator lights up red.
• The confirmation beep sounds.
• The camera will turn itself off if you leave it in record pause mode for more
than about five minutes. To return to record pause mode, set the POWER
switch to OFF and then back to CAMERA.
2. Load a cassette (
18
16).
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3. Slide the program selector to [.
E
• This selects the camera’s Easy Recording program. It allows you to simply
point and shoot without making any manual adjustments ( 50).
4. Press and release the start/stop button once to begin recording.
• To take still photographs, see p. 44.
5. Press and release the start/stop button again to pause recording.
• The camera returns to record pause mode and PAUSE reappears in the
display.
• You can stop and restart recording as often as you like by pressing the
start/stop button.
• After loading a cassette, start recording when the tape counter has stopped.
When you have finished recording
Replace the lens cap.
Return the viewfinder to its retracted position.
Return the LCD screen flush to the camera body.
Unload the cassette.
Set the POWER switch to OFF.
Disconnect the power source.
• To check that the camera is recording correctly, make a test recording first.
• Before making important recordings, clean the video heads using a Canon
DVM-CL Digital Video Head Cleaning Cassette or a commercially available
digital video head cleaning cassette.
• To close the LCD panel, rotate it vertically until the screen faces you, then push
it in flat against the side of the camera until it clicks securely.
• You cannot monitor the sound from the speaker when recording.
• For tips on how to make better videos, see p. 32.
• For extra recording time, set REC MODE in the camera menu to LP ( 20).
Quick Overview
•
•
•
•
•
•
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Changing the recording mode (SP/LP)
E
You can record and play back a tape in SP (standard play) and LP (long play)
modes. LP extends tape usage by 1.5 times.
To switch to LP mode, select REC MODE from the camera or VCR menu, select
LP and then close the menu (for instructions on how to use the menus, see p. 36).
You can’t add sound (audio dubbing) or images (A/V insert) to a tape that has
been recorded in LP mode. If you plan to use either of these functions later,
record in SP mode.
REC MODE••••SP
Quick Overview
(
35, 36)
• When recording and playing back tapes in LP mode, the nature of the tape and
usage conditions may affect recording, mosaic-like noise may appear in the
image and the sound may be distorted during playback of tapes recorded in LP
mode. For important recordings, therefore, set the camera to SP mode.
• If you record in both modes on the same tape, the picture may become distorted
during playback and the time code may not be written correctly.
• A tape recorded in LP mode on other digital equipment may produce mosaiclike noise and the sound may become distorted when played back on this
camcorder, and vice versa.
16:9 (Widescreen TV recording)
Produces images in the 16:9 format for
playback on widescreen TVs.
16:9••••••••OFF
(
35)
1. Select 16:9 from the camera menu and turn it ON/OFF.
2. Press the MENU button once more to close the menu.
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• “16:9” is shown in the display when you switch the 16:9 effect on.
• You cannot use the 16:9 mode with the Easy Recording program.
• If you play back a recording made for 16:9 on a normal TV screen, the image
will appear to be vertically “squashed” (compressed).
• If you connect the camera to a TV with an S1 terminal or the Video ID-1
system, recordings made in the 16:9 mode for wide screen TVs will
automatically play back in wide screen mode on the TV screen.
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Confirmation/Warning beeps
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The camera’s short operation confirmation beeps are indicated by ` in the
illustrations. Beeps sound upon certain camera operations such as when you turn
the camera on, during the self-timer countdown, right before the camera’s
automatic shut-off, and also upon any unusual condition of the camera. Beeps are
not recorded on the tape. You can turn them OFF through the menu.
BEEP••••••••ON
(
35, 36)
Quick Overview
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Zooming
Zoom in
E
W
T
Zoom out
10× optical zoom
Quick Overview
The camera’s 10× zoom lens allows you to choose the best picture angle for each
scene:
• Move the zoom control towards W to zoom out to wide-angle.
• Move it towards T to zoom in to telephoto.
You can also control the speed of zooming:
• Move the control slightly to zoom slowly.
• Move it farther to zoom more quickly. (The farther you move the zoom control,
the faster the zoom speed.)
The T and W buttons on the wireless controller adjust the picture angle, but not
the zoom speed.
40×/200× digital zoom
Turn the digital zoom on by choosing D.ZOOM from the camera menu, to
magnify the camera’s zoom range by up to 20×.
D.ZOOM••••••40×
(
35)
The zoom control continues to work as usual. You can freely zoom in and out
between 1× and 40× or 1× and 200× magnification — the camera automatically
switches between optical zooming (up to 10×) and digital zooming (10× to 40× or
10× to 200×).
22
• When zooming, as a rule, keep at least 3 ft 33/8 in (1 m) between you and your
subject. However when the zoom is at the wide-angle position, you can focus
on a subject as close as 3/8 in (1 cm).
• Image resolution is slightly lower when the magnification is greater than 10×.
• When the digital zoom is set to 40×, the zoom indicator extends (light blue).
When the digital zoom is set to 200× zoom, the zoom indicator extends again (a
darker blue).
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Using the LCD Screen
Open the LCD screen
E
Push the LCD panel OPEN button and
open the panel by pulling it away from
the camera. This automatically
switches the LCD screen on and the
viewfinder off. When you close the
LCD panel, the LCD screen
automatically switches off and the
viewfinder switches back on.
Changing the angle of the LCD screen
You can choose the angle of the screen
that suits you best by opening and
rotating the screen, also you can rotate
the LCD screen so that faces in the
direction of the lens ( 25).
180°
You can also push the panel flat
against the camera until it is flush with
the side, with the screen facing
outwards.
Quick Overview
90°
90°
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•
•
•
•
Avoid touching the LCD screen when moving the LCD panel.
Do not hold the camera by the LCD panel or the viewfinder.
Make sure you open the LCD panel at 90°, before attempting to rotate it.
Always rotate the LCD panel vertically into place, before closing it or pushing
it flat against the side of the camera.
• Always fully close the LCD panel until it clicks securely.
• Be careful not to leave the LCD, viewfinder or lens exposed to direct sunlight
outdoors or in a window. Doing so could cause damage.
• Bright light falling on the LCD screen may cause glare that makes it difficult
for you to view the image. In this case, switch to using the viewfinder. You are
also able to adjust the brightness of the screen (see “Adjusting the LCD screen”
below).
Adjusting the LCD screen
Quick Overview
You can adjust the brightness of the LCD screen. Adjust the level by choosing
BRIGHTNESS from the menu.
A bar showing the level appears in the display for 4 seconds.
• Turn the selector dial up to make the display brighter.
• Turn the selector dial down to make the display darker.
BRIGHTNESS••–
(
+
35, 36)
• The camera will remember your brightness setting even after you turn it off.
• The brightness of the LCD does not affect that of the recorded images or the
viewfinder.
About the LCD Screen
The LCD screen built into this camcorder is a high precision product.
However, small black dots or bright points of light (red, blue or green) may
appear constantly on the LCD screen. This is not a malfunction of the LCD screen
and they are not recorded on the tape. (Effective dots: more than 99.99%)
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Allowing the subject to monitor recording
E
When you turn the LCD panel so that it
faces the same direction as the lens,
you can watch yourself during
recording or let your subject monitor
recording. The viewfinder is also
activated when the panel is in this
position.
• You can choose the display style,
reversed (mirror on) or not (mirror
off). The recording itself is
unaffected regardless of which one
you choose.
MIRROR••••••ON
(
35)
The 4 indicators that appear in the LCD display when MIRROR is
turned on:
Quick Overview
1. Open the camera menu and point the arrow at MIRROR.
2. Select the OFF setting and close the menu.
REC
REC PAUSE
EJECT
Self-timer (
60)
• These and all other indicators appear normally in the viewfinder.
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Built-in speaker and headphone terminal
E
The camcorder has a built-in speaker and a headphone terminal so you can review
the sound track alongside the picture during playback. The built-in speaker is
monaural; use headphones for stereo sound.
MIC
A/V
IN/
OUT
Quick Overview
m
Adjust the speaker and headphone volume by turning the selector dial.
• Turn the selector dial up to increase the volume, and down to lower the volume.
• A VOLUME bar appears in the display to indicate the current volume. It
disappears in four seconds.
• You can turn off the volume completely by turning the selector dial down until
OFF appears.
• You can also adjust the headphone volume separately from the built-in speaker,
either during VCR mode or camera mode. The volume level is the same
regardless of mode.
• The levels you adjust for the built-in speaker and headphones are memorized
separately. The camera remembers your levels even if you turn the camera off
and back on again.
• The speaker turns off when the camera is set to camera mode or when you use
headphones.
• Sometimes audio may sound distorted when the volume is turned up high. If
this happens, turn down the volume.
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Playing Back a Cassette
3
REC SEARCH
REC SEARCH
FOCUS
E
EXP
1
POW ER
CAMERA
OFF
VCR
You can use the LCD screen for instant, on-the-spot playback. The camera also
plays back the sound track via the built-in speaker ( 26).
• When you play back a tape, you can also close the LCD panel with its screen
side facing up.
• When you’re using the viewfinder to view playback, close the LCD panel.
To play back your recordings on a TV, see p. 30.
To use the wireless controller, see p. 38.
1. Attach a power source and turn the POWER switch to VCR.
Quick Overview
• To avoid accidental recording, make sure that you slide the tab on the cassette so
that it exposes the hole (the switch position is usually labeled SAVE or ERASE
OFF).
• The power indicator lights up green.
2. Load the cassette.
3. Press the e (play) button to start playback.
• To end playback, press the 3 (stop) button.
• To wind the tape forwards, stop playback and press the 1 (fast forward)
button.
• To wind the tape backwards, stop playback and press the ` (rewind)
button.
• If the playback picture is rough (mosaic-like noise), clean the video heads
using a Canon DVM-CL Digital Video Head Cleaning Cassette or a
commercially available digital video head cleaning cassette.
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Other playback modes
E
Playback pause
Press the a (pause) button. To resume normal playback, press it again, or press
the e (play) button. The camera automatically goes into stop mode after about
five minutes’ playback pause.
Fast forward playback
To play back the recording at about 9.5 times normal speed, press and hold the
1 (fast forward) button during normal playback or press and hold the 1 (fast
forward) button during normal fast forward.
Quick Overview
Rewind playback
For reverse playback at about 9.5 times normal speed, press and hold the
` (rewind) button during normal playback or press and hold the ` (rewind)
button during normal rewind.
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Special playback
E
These can only be operated from the
wireless controller ( 38).
Frame Advance
To play back frame by frame, press the
+/ ae button repeatedly during
playback pause.
Press and hold to play back continuous
frame advance.
REW
PLAY
FF
–/
STOP
+/
PAUSE
SLOW
×2
Frame Reverse
To play back in reverse frame by frame, press the –/4a button repeatedly during
playback pause.
Press and hold to play back continuous frame reverse.
Slow Reverse Playback
To play back in reverse at about 1/5 normal speed, press the –/4a button and
then the SLOW M button during normal playback.
Press PLAY e to return to normal playback.
• The camera automatically returns to ×1 reverse playback after about 30 seconds
of slow playback.
Quick Overview
Slow Forward Playback
To play back at about 1/5 normal speed, press the SLOW M button during normal
playback.
Press the PLAY e button to return to normal playback.
• The camera automatically returns to playback after about 30 seconds of slow
playback.
Reverse Playback
To play back in reverse at normal speed, press the –/4a button during normal
forward playback.
Press the PLAY e button to return to normal forward playback.
Forward ×2 Playback
Press the ×2 button during normal playback.
Press the PLAY e button to return to normal playback.
Reverse ×2 Playback
Press the –/4a button and then the ×2 button during normal playback.
Press the PLAY e button to return to normal playback.
• Mosaic-like noise appears on the screen during some of the special playback modes.
• There’s no audio during special playback.
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Connections for Playback on a TV Screen
You can connect the camera to a TV or VCR in order to play back your
recordings. You will need to attach a power source to the camera ( 11).
Power off all devices before starting the connections.
E
See your TV or VCR instruction manual for further details.
If your TV (or VCR) has an S (S1) -video input terminal
For higher picture quality, we recommend playing back recordings on a TV with
an S (S1) terminal. If you connect the camera to a TV with an S1 terminal or the
Video ID-1 system, recordings made in the 16:9 mode for wide screen TVs will
automatically play back in wide screen mode on the TV screen.
S
IN/
OUT
IN/
DV OUT
INPUT
S-150 S-video Cable
S(S1)-VIDEO
MIC
Quick Overview
VIDEO
30
AUDIO
L
A/V
IN/OUT
STV-250 Stereo Video Cable
R
m
• Use the S-150 S-video Cable to connect the S-video terminals. Use the STV-250
Stereo Video Cable to connect the AUDIO terminals. Connect the white plug to
the white AUDIO terminal L (left). Connect the red plug to the red AUDIO
terminal R (right). Do not connect the yellow plug.
• If you are connecting the camera to a TV, set the TV/VIDEO selector on the
television to VIDEO.
• If you are connecting the camera to a VCR, set the input selector on the VCR to
LINE.
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If your TV (or VCR) has audio/video input terminals
E
MIC
INPUT
VIDEO
A/V
STV-250 Stereo Video Cable
AUDIO
IN/OUT
L
m
R
• Connect the camera using the STV-250 Stereo Video Cable. Connect the white
plug to the white audio terminal L (left). Connect the red plug to the red audio
terminal R (right). Connect the yellow plug to the yellow video terminal
VIDEO.
• If you are connecting the camera to a TV, set the TV/VIDEO selector on the
television to VIDEO.
• If you are connecting the camera to a VCR, set the input selector on the VCR to
LINE.
Quick Overview
• If you are going to use the TV as a monitor while you are shooting, remember
to keep the TV volume turned down as long as the camera’s audio terminals are
connected. If the sound from the TV speakers is picked up by the microphone,
an unpleasant high-pitched squeal, called feedback, may be produced.
• For TVs having the Video ID-1 system:
If you connect the camera to the TV’s S terminal or video in terminal,
recordings made in the 16:9 mode for wide screen TVs will automatically play
back in wide screen mode on the TV screen.
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Tips for Making Better Videos
Holding the camera
E
For maximum stability, grip the camera in your right hand
and keep your right elbow pressed against your body.
If necessary support the camera with your left hand. With
practice, you will be able to operate the controls by touch,
without taking your eye off the action.
Quick Overview
Using a tripod
To prevent any unwanted movement, you can mount the
camera on a tripod, (or any flat surface at a suitable
height) and operate it with the wireless controller.
• When you are using a tripod, be careful not to leave the
viewfinder exposed to bright sunlight or it may melt.
(The light is concentrated by the viewfinder lens.)
• Make sure that the fastening screw of the tripod is no
longer than 1/4 inch (5.5 mm), or it will damage the
camera.
Composition
The most important element in the scene does not have to
be in the center. For a more interesting picture, try to
position your subject so it is slightly to one side. Leave
some space on the side of the frame that the subject is
facing or moving towards.
Don’t cut off the top of the subject’s head, and don’t cut
people off at the neck, hips or knees (move a little bit
above or below).
Watch out for distracting objects in the background.
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Picture angle
E
Instead of zooming while recording, try
to choose your picture angle before you
begin. A good way to tell a story with
video is to begin with a long shot that
establishes the situation, and then move
in with medium shots and close-ups to
show the details. Remember to change
your viewpoint for each shot.
Long shot
Medium shot
Close-up
Remember that any camera movement
or change in picture angle should have
a definite purpose. Avoid unnecessary
or half-hearted movements.
Camera moves
Tilt the camera up to exaggerate the
height of the subject. Tilt down from
the top of a building, for example, as an
introduction to subjects at the bottom.
Pan
Quick Overview
Use pans to record a landscape or
follow a moving subject. Decide the
area you want to cover and stand facing
the end of your panning angle. Without
moving your feet, turn your waist to the
starting position. Start recording, and
after a few seconds begin to turn slowly
from the waist. Hold the final image for
a few seconds before you stop
recording.
Tilt
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Turning the Image Stabilizer Off
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MENU
With most camcorders, even the slightest hand movements will be noticeable
during telephoto recording. However, the ZR10’s image stabilizer allows you to
obtain steady recordings even at high magnification.
IMAGE S.
(
•ON
35)
Using the Full
Range of Features
1. To turn the image stabilizer off, open the camera menu and point
the arrow at IMAGE S. i.
2. Select the OFF setting and close the menu.
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• The i mark disappears from the display when the stabilizer is off.
• The image stabilizer cannot be turned off when the program selector is set to
the [ (Easy Recording) position.
• The image stabilizer is designed to deal with a normal degree of camera shake.
• Keep the image stabilizer turned off when the camera is mounted on a tripod.
• The image stabilizer is not as effective as usual when the tele-converter
(optional) is attached.
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Selecting from the Menus
Many of the camera’s advanced functions are selected from menus which appear
in the display. Availability of items in the menus depends on the mode the camera
is set to. Unavailable items appear in purple.
E
There are two main menus:
1. Camera menu (when the POWER switch is set to CAMERA)
2. VCR menu (when the POWER switch is set to VCR)
Camera menu (CAM. MENU)
Shutter speed......................... 63
Digital zoom ......................... 22
Image stabilizer..................... 34
16:9 effect ............................. 20
White balance ....................... 66
Wireless controller. ............... 39
Record mode......................... 20
Beep ...................................... 21
Wind screen .......................... 59
Audio mode .......................... 58
Brightness ............................. 24
Mirror mode.......................... 25
TV Screen ........................... 103
Date/time display.................. 43
Time zone/
Daylight saving time............. 41
!6 Date/time set ......................... 43
CAM.MENU
q
e
t
u
SEL.SETSET
MENUCLOSE
SHUTTER•••••AUTO
D.ZOOM••••••40×
IMAGE S.
•ON
16:9••••••••OFF
WHITE BAL.••AUTO
WL.REMOTE•••
1
REC MODE••••SP
BEEP••••••••ON
r
y
i
CAM.MENU
o
!1
!3
!5
SEL.SETSET
MENUCLOSE
WIND SCREEN•OFF
AUDIO MODE••12bit
+
BRIGHTNESS•• –
MIRROR••••••ON
TV SCREEN•••ON
D/T DISPLAY•OFF
T.ZONE/DST••N.Y.
D/TIME SET••JAN. 1,2000
12:00 AM
w
!0
!2
!4
!6
Using the Full
Range of Features
q
w
e
r
t
y
u
i
o
!0
!1
!2
!3
!4
!5
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VCR menu
E
q
w
e
r
t
y
u
i
o
!0
!1
!2
Wireless controller................ 39
Record mode......................... 20
Data code .............................. 69
Date/time select .................... 68
Brightness ............................. 24
Displays .............................. 103
6-second auto date ................ 70
Output channel...................... 85
Audio dubbing ...................... 82
Wind screen .......................... 59
Audio mode .......................... 58
Beep ...................................... 21
VCR MENU
q
e
t
SEL.SETSET
MENUCLOSE
WL.REMOTE•••
1
REC MODE••••SP
DATA CODE•••DATE/TIME
D/TIME SEL.•DATE & TIME
+
BRIGHTNESS•• –
DISPLAYS••••ON
6SEC.DATE•••OFF
OUTPUT CH•••L/R
r
y
VCR MENU
u
o
!1
SEL.SETSET
MENUCLOSE
+
BRIGHTNESS•• –
DISPLAYS••••ON
6SEC.DATE•••OFF
OUTPUT CH•••L/R
AUDIO DUB.••AUDIO IN
WIND SCREEN•OFF
AUDIO MODE••12bit
BEEP••••••••ON
w
i
!0
!2
Turn to the appropriate page for a detailed explanation of each function.
1,6
MENU
MENU
TV
SCREEN
Using the Full
Range of Features
SET
2,4
3,5
1. Press the MENU button to open the menu.
2. Turn the selector dial to move the arrow up or down the display.
3. Press the selector dial in to select your chosen option from the
menu.
• Your selected option remains on the screen and all other options are
removed.
4. Turn the selector dial up or down to choose its setting.
5. Press the selector dial in.
• However, if you are setting anything other than the white balance or the
shutter speed, you can skip this step.
6. Press the MENU button to close the menu.
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• You can only see eight options on the screen at one time. Pointers at the
top/bottom of the screen indicate that there are more options that you can scroll
through.
• You may often find it convenient to use the wireless controller to move around
the menus. Press its MENU button to enter/leave the menu and use the arrow
keys in place of turning the selector dial. Push the SET button to select.
• Pressing the start/stop button or the PHOTO button will close the menu and
start recording.
• You can display the menus on a connected TV screen by turning TV SCREEN
on through the camera menu or using the wireless controller’s TV SCREEN
button. See p. 30 for TV hookup instructions.
E
Using the Full
Range of Features
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Using the Wireless Controller
E
The supplied wireless controller can
operate the camera from a distance of
up to 16 feet (5 m). Point it at the
camera’s remote sensor while you press
the buttons.
There are seven functions that cannot
be operated without the wireless
controller:
• Special playback ( 29)
• Photo/date search ( 71)
• Zero set memory ( 72)
• Audio mix ( 84)
• A/V insert ( 78)
• Audio dubbing ( 81)
• Data code ( 68)
t
16f
Inserting batteries
Using the Full
Range of Features
Insert two AA batteries, following the
= and - markings. Be careful not to
reverse the polarity of the batteries.
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• When using the wireless controller in brightly lit places or outdoors, the
effective range will be less.
• The camera may have difficulty picking up the remote control signals at
extremely close range.
• Do not leave the controller exposed to direct sunlight, or in hot or humid places.
• When the batteries run out, replace them both together.
• If the wireless controller doesn’t work, see p. 40.
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Setting the remote sensor mode
To prevent interference from other
Canon wireless controllers being used
nearby, there are two remote sensor
modes and an off setting. The wireless
controller and the camera have to be set
to the same mode in order to be
compatible.
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ZOOM
W
T
REMOTE SET
The wireless controller and the camera have been preset to mode 1. If you change
the mode on the camera, be sure to change the mode on the wireless controller to
the same mode.
WL.REMOTE•••
(
35, 36)
1
A 1 : Mode 1
A 2 : Mode 2
OFFB : Sensor off
To turn the remote sensor off:
1. Open either the camera or the VCR menu and select WL. REMOTE.
2. Choose OFFB and close the menu.
• B appears in the display.
1. Open either the camera or the VCR menu and select WL. REMOTE.
2. Choose A 1 or A 2 and close the menu.
• The selected mode will appear on the display for four seconds.
...on the wireless controller:
Using the Full
Range of Features
To change the mode...
...on the camera:
Press and hold the REMOTE SET button on the wireless controller.
Simultaneously press the ZOOM W button for mode 1 or the
ZOOM T button for mode 2. Continue to press simultaneously for
over two seconds.
• Be sure to set the wireless controller to the same mode as the camera.
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If your wireless controller isn’t working:
E
Make sure the camera and the wireless controller are both set to the same mode.
Check the mode the camera is set to by pushing any button other than the
REMOTE SET button on the wireless controller. The camera’s mode appears in
purple for about four seconds. Set the wireless controller’s mode accordingly by
pressing the aforementioned button combinations. If the wireless controller still
doesn’t work, change the batteries.
Using the Full
Range of Features
• The mode the camera is set to also appears for four seconds when you turn the
power on.
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Setting the Date and Time
MENU
E
The date and/or time display forms part of the data code. You can choose to
display or hide it during playback ( 68).
Set the date and time display when you first start using your camera. Install the
backup battery before you begin ( 90).
• Before you start setting the date and time, select your home time zone from the
menu.
Setting the time zone/daylight saving time
T.ZONE/DST••N.Y.
(
35)
1. Set the camera to record pause mode.
• PAUSE appears in the display.
• The time zone display appears on the screen.
• Your camcorder’s time zone is factory-preset to New York. If you are at
another time zone, select your time zone first and daylight saving time
(DST) setting if necessary.
Using the Full
Range of Features
2. Open the menu and move the arrow to T. ZONE/DST with the
selector dial.
3. Press the selector dial in.
4. Move up or down the list of time zones by turning the selector dial.
Press the selector dial in to select the option that represents your
time zone.
• If you are now in daylight saving time, select the time zone with the
daylight saving time mark C next to the area.
5. Press the MENU button.
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16
1
19
18
24
20
4
2
3
17
6
7
10
9
15
8
5
21
23
14
12
22
11
13
14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24
Using the Full
Range of Features
No. Time zone
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LONDON
PARIS
CAIRO
MOSCOW
DUBAI
KARACHI
DACCA
BANGKOK
H. KONG (Hong Kong)
TOKYO
SYDNEY
SOLOMON
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10 11 12 13
No. Time zone
WELLGTN (Wellington)
SAMOA
HONOLU (Honolulu)
ANCHOR (Anchorage)
L.A. (Los Angeles)
DENVER
CHICAGO
N.Y. (New York)
CARACAS
RIO (Rio de Janeiro)
FERNAN. (Fernando de Noronha)
AZORES
• After you have selected your time zone and set the date and time, when you
travel to another time zone, there is no need to reset the date and time. Just set
the time zone to your destination and the camera’s clock will automatically
change to display the correct time for your destination.
• The camera automatically accounts for the number of days in a month and leap
year.
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Setting the clock
After you set the date and time, the date/time and home time zone will be
displayed for about four seconds each time you turn the power on.
(
35)
E
D/TIME SET••JAN. 1,2000
12:00 AM
1. Set the camera to record pause mode.
2. Open the menu and select D/TIME SET.
• The year display starts to flash.
3. Turn the selector dial up and down to change the year. Press the
dial in to move to another part of the display.
• Once you move from the year, the next part of the display starts flashing.
4. Set the month, day, hours, and minutes in the same way.
5. Press the MENU button when finished, and to start the clock.
• The date can be set to any year between 2000 and 2050.
• If you press the MENU button in the middle of setting the date and time, you
leave the menu, and the clock starts.
• If you press the selector dial in after setting the minutes you can set the date
and time again from the start.
You can choose to display or hide the date and time display during recording.
When the date and time display is set to ON, the date and time show in the lower
left-hand corner of the display but the time zone disappears in about four seconds.
The large, four-second display will no longer appear when you turn on the power.
It is not recorded onto your tape.
Using the Full
Range of Features
Date and time display
D/T DISPLAY•OFF
(
35)
1. Set the camera to record pause mode.
2. Open the menu and select D/T DISPLAY.
3. Select ON and close the menu.
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Taking Still Pictures
1
E
PHO
TO
2
PHO
TO
You can record still pictures like a photograph. The camera records the picture and
sound to tape for approximately 6 seconds. The exposure is automatically
adjusted.
Take still photos that you can record onto a floppy disk with the optional Floppy
Disk Still Image Recorder FR-100 ( 46) and transfer to a PC for image
enhancement and printout. Also, starting your shooting with a still photo makes it
easy to find the beginning again later with the Photo Search function ( 71).
Take still pictures from the body of the camera or from the wireless controller.
You can take a still picture at any time during regular video recording, or you can
put the camcorder into record pause mode first, then take a still picture.
Using the Full
Range of Features
During record mode
Press the PHOTO button fully down and the still picture will be taken
immediately.
• The camera takes the image immediately, and then records the “photo” to the
tape for approximately six seconds. During this time the camera also records
the sound, and the display shows the still picture.
• A counter display appears, and counts up to six seconds as the camcorder
records the picture.
During record pause mode
1. Press the PHOTO button halfway down and hold it:
• “PHOTO” flashes at the bottom right of display.
• Exposure is locked the instant the PHOTO button is pressed halfway down.
• During autofocus F flashes white in the display as the camcorder adjusts the
focus and it is displayed continuously as a green mark when the camera is
ready to take the still picture.
• If the subject is unsuitable for autofocus ( 96), the camera may not be
able to focus, and F may continue to flash white in the display. Adjust the
focus manually with the selector dial.
• If you are using manual focus ( 65), the F mark starts as a continous
green mark. Focus with the selector dial.
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2. Press the PHOTO button fully down to take the still picture.
• The camera takes the image immediately, and then records the “photo” to
the tape for approximately six seconds. During this time the camera also
records the sound, and the display shows the still picture.
• A counter display appears, and counts up to six seconds as the camcorder
records the picture. F disappears from the display.
E
• While the camera records the still, you cannot use the camera functions
(controls, POWER switch/zoom lever, etc., do not respond until recording is
complete). This applies even when you haven’t loaded a cassette.
• The wireless controller’s PHOTO button has no half-way setting. Press the
button fully and the camera immediately takes the “photo”.
• Only take “photos” where it is bright enough to see the image in the display.
• If you want to use an effect, make sure you set it before you take your picture.
Using the Full
Range of Features
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Transferring Still Pictures to a PC with the FR-100 (optional)
E
The FR-100 captures images taken with the camera, compressing them in JPEG
format and recording them as still images onto a floppy disk.
IN/
DV OUT
Using the Full
Range of Features
DV cable
1. Connect the power sources for the camera and the FR-100.
2. Turn the camera’s POWER switch to VCR, and connect the
camera and the FR-100 with the DV cable (supplied with the
FR-100).
3. Insert a floppy disk into the FR-100.
4. Play back your cassette in the camera and search for the image you
want to capture. Find exactly the frame you want by using frame
advance/reverse ( 29).
5. Press the FR-100’s CAPTURE button to record the image onto the
floppy disk.
6. After you have finished recording images, remove the floppy disk
and insert it into your PC’s disk drive.
• For full details of how to use the FR-100, refer to its instruction manual.
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Searching and Reviewing While Recording
Record search
When the camera is in record pause
mode, you can use record search to
play the tape forwards or backwards to
find the point where you want to start
or resume recording. This is useful
when you want to add a new scene to a
previously used cassette. By using
record search, you can ensure a smooth,
noise-free join between the new scene
and the old one.
E
REC SEARCH
REC SEARCH
1. Make sure the camera is in record pause mode.
2. Press and hold the REC SEARCH + or – button on the camera
while you check the picture in the display.
• The + button plays the recording forwards and the – button plays it
backwards.
3. Release the button when you find the point where you want to start
recording.
• The camera returns to record pause mode.
When the camera is in record pause mode, you can use record review to play back
the last few seconds of your recording and then return automatically to record
pause mode. You can quickly make sure that a scene has recorded properly and
then go on to shoot the next scene, without producing any noise in the picture.
1. Make sure the camera is in record pause mode.
2. Press and release the c (record review) button while you check the
picture in the display.
Using the Full
Range of Features
Record review
• The camera rewinds the tape, plays back the last few seconds, and returns to
record pause mode.
• Noise may appear on the screen when you play the tape backwards.
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Using the Various Recording Programs
E
P
The camera provides you with a choice of seven recording programs. They use
different combinations of camera settings in order to adjust the exposure and other
functions to match the recording situation.
• For simple point-and-shoot operation, select the Easy Recording program. Slide
the program selector to the [ position.
• For normal shooting conditions, slide the program selector to Q (program AE)
mode. Open the program menu and select AUTO ( 49).
• For various other recording conditions, the camera has five more specialized AE
(auto exposure) programs.
Availability of functions in each recording program
P
Using the Full
Range of Features
Position of
program selector
48
Q
[
[(Easy
Recording)
Recording
Program
Shutter Speed
Focus
Exposure
White balance
Image stabilizer (ON/OFF)
Digital effects
16:9
h : Available
P
Auto
h
A
ON
i
i
i : Not available
Sports
&
Portrait Spotlight Sand
Snow
Low
Light
A
h
h
h
h
h
h
A : Automatic function only
OFF
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Setting the program AE mode
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Set the camera to record pause mode.
Slide the program selector to Q (program AE) mode.
Push the selector dial in to display the program menu.
Turn the selector dial to move the arrow up or down the display.
Push the selector dial in to select the desired program.
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• The program will appear in the display.
6. Press the start/stop button to begin recording.
• The name of your selected recording program appears constantly on the left of
the display, with the exception of Auto, which is displayed and then disappears
after 4 seconds.
• Avoid changing programs during recording as the brightness of the image may
change suddenly.
• The specialized AE programs are not suitable for all kinds of lighting. The
image may flicker, or a bright line may appear on the screen if you use them in
the wrong lighting conditions.
• If you switch the camera from the [ program to the Q program, the camera
returns to the Auto program.
Using the Full
Range of Features
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Easy Recording
The simplest way to use the camera is with the
program selector set to the [ position. The
camera will take care of focus, exposure and
other adjustments, leaving you free to point and
shoot.
[
Auto
This is the same as the Easy Recording program,
except that you now have the option of using any
of the camera’s manual functions.
AUTO
Using the Full
Range of Features
Sports
50
This program is useful for recording high-speed
sports scenes in brightly lit conditions. Normal
playback will be slightly jerky, but you will get
clear images which can be analyzed frame by
frame during slow or paused playback.
SPORTS
Portrait
Use this program outdoors to make subjects
stand out from a softened foreground and
background. It works well for still-lifes and
close-ups. The effect is most noticeable when
the zoom position is between the middle range
and the telephoto end. Focus manually for
maximum accuracy, and be careful when
recording action scenes, as this program may
cause fast moving objects to shudder.
PORTRAIT
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Spotlight
This program is designed for recording spotlit
scenes, such as on a stage. The exposure is
automatically adjusted for glare-free recordings
of subjects lit by a concentrated light source.
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SPOTLIGHT
Sand & Snow
Use this program in places where the
background is so bright that the subject appears
underexposed in the display — a sunny beach or
ski resort, for example. You may notice some
shudder when recording moving subjects.
SAND&SNOW
Low Light
LOW LIGHT
Using the Full
Range of Features
This program allows you to record in dimly lit
places. It is generally best used for close-ups of
slow or stationary subjects, as moving subjects
may leave a trailing after-image. However, you
can take advantage of this to create special
effects, by rapid zooming or by panning along
with a moving subject. Picture quality will not
be as good as in normal lighting conditions, and
autofocus may not work as well as usual.
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Using Digital Effects
Use the camera’s 2 types of digital effects for more interesting productions.
E
• Faders:
Start or end scenes with a fade to or from black (
Fade Trigger, Vertical Wipe, Horizontal Wipe,
Mosaic Fade
Add flavor to your recordings ( 55).
Art, Black and White, Sepia, Mosaic
• Effects:
Availability of digital effects in CAMERA mode
Recording
Program
[ (Easy Recording)
Using the Full
Range of Features
Effects
Faders
MOVIE
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FADE-T
WIPE
WIPE
M. FADE
ART
BLK&WHT
SEPIA
MOSAIC
h : Available
i : Not available
PHOTO
i
i
Q (Program AE)
MOVIE
PHOTO
h
i
h
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Availability of digital effects in VCR playback modes
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Playback
Faders
FADE-T
WIPE
WIPE
M. FADE
Effects
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Reverse
Still picture
Slow forward/
Forward/reverse
Playback
playback
reverse playback
×2 playback
h
(Press PAUSE
to fade out)
h
(Press PLAY
Set only
or PAUSE
Set only
to fade in)
ART
BLK&WHT
SEPIA
h
MOSAIC
h : Available
Using the Full
Range of Features
• When you do not want to use digital effects, press the DIGITAL EFFECTS
button and select D.EFFECT | from the digital effects menu. Press the
DIGITAL EFFECTS button to close the menu.
• The camera remembers your chosen digital effect setting until you change it.
• Digital effects cannot be operated on a blank blue screen (appears during
playback). The display continues to flash.
• Digital effects operated during VCR mode are not recorded onto the original
tape.
• Digital effects can be added to another tape when dubbing using the A/V out
terminal (VCR mode), but not the DV out terminal.
• You cannot operate digital effects while photo/date searching.
• If you slide the program selector to [ (Easy Recording) while the digital effect
display is flashing, it will disappear from the display and reappear when you
return to Q (program AE) mode.
• The digital effect display will flash for two seconds after setting, even if
DISPLAYS is set to OFF in the VCR menu.
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● Faders
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Fade Trigger (FADE-T)
When you start recording, the scene
gradually fades in from a black screen.
When you stop recording, it gradually
fades out.
Vertical Wipe (WIPE )
When you start recording, the picture
begins as a thin vertical line in the
center of the screen which gradually
expands sideways until it fills the whole
of the screen. When you end a scene,
the image is wiped from both sides of
the screen.
Using the Full
Range of Features
Horizontal Wipe (WIPE )
When you start recording, the picture
begins as a thin horizontal line in the
center of the screen which gradually
expands upwards and downwards until
it fills the whole screen. When you end
a scene, the image is wiped from the
top and bottom of screen.
Mosaic Fade (M. FADE)
Blurs the image by enlarging the size of
some pixels. The image appears as
increasingly large squares of color as it
fades out, and smaller squares when it
fades in.
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● Effects
Art (ART)
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Adds a paint-like effect, called
solarization, to the image.
Black and White (BLK & WHT)
Records the image in black and white.
Sepia (SEPIA)
Records a monochrome image with a
brownish tint.
Blurs the image by enlarging the size of
some pixels.
Using the Full
Range of Features
Mosaic (MOSAIC)
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Digital effects can be set with the controls on the body of the camera or the
wireless controller. Pressing the ▲/▼ buttons on the wireless controller
correspond to turning the selector dial up and down, and pressing the SET button
corresponds to pressing the selector dial in.
P
ON/OFF
DIGITAL
EFFECTS
MENU
SET
D.EFFECTS
ON/OFF
Operating faders
Sound and image fade together.
When operating faders while recording, make sure the program selector is set to
Q.
Using the Full
Range of Features
Set fader
1. Press the DIGITAL EFFECTS button to open the digital effects
menu.
2. Move the arrow up and down with the selector dial.
• Point the arrow at FADER.
3. Press the selector dial in.
• FADE-T, WIPE
, WIPE
, M.FADE settings appear.
4. Turn the selector dial.
• Point the arrow at your selected setting.
5. Press the DIGITAL EFFECTS button.
• The menu disappears and the name of your selected setting flashes in the
display.
Fader on/off
6. Press the ON/OFF button.
• The name of your selection stops flashing.
• Each time you press the ON/OFF button, the chosen fader is activated
(display lights continuously) or deactivated (display flashes).
7. If you’re in camera mode:
If you’re in VCR mode:
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Fade in- Press the start/stop button.
Fade out- Press the start/stop button.
Fade in- Press the e (play) button.
Fade out- Press the a (pause) button.
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Operating effects
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Sound records/plays back normally.
When operating effects while recording, make sure the program selector is set to
Q.
Set effect
1. Press the DIGITAL EFFECTS button to open the digital effects
menu.
2. Move the arrow up and down with the selector dial.
• Point the arrow at EFFECT.
3. Press the selector dial in.
• ART, BLK&WHT, SEPIA and MOSAIC settings appear.
4. Turn the selector dial.
• Point the arrow at your selected setting.
5. Press the DIGITAL EFFECTS button.
• The menu disappears and the name of your selected setting flashes in the
display.
Effect on/off
6. If you’re playing back, press the e (play) button.
7. Press the ON/OFF button.
Using the Full
Range of Features
• The name of your selection stops flashing and takes effect on the display.
• Each time you press the ON/OFF button, the chosen effect is activated or
deactivated.
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Audio Recording
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Selecting the audio mode
ZR10 can record sound in two audio modes — 16-bit and 12-bit. The
16-bit mode produces the higher sound quality (slightly superior to CD) while the
12-bit mode records on two channels (stereo 1), leaving two channels free
(stereo 2) for you to add new sound at a later date.
AUDIO MODE••12bit
(
35, 36)
1. To switch to the 16-bit mode, open the menu and select AUDIO
MODE.
2. Select “16 bit” and close the menu.
• “16 bit” is shown in the display for approximately four seconds.
• For details on adding new sound, see p. 81.
• For details of playing back a tape that has new sound on stereo 2, see p. 84.
• When you record to the ZR10 from a camcorder with DV terminal outputs, the
audio mode display becomes set to “– – –.”
Using the Full
Range of Features
External microphone
For greater creative control over audio recording, you can connect an external
microphone to the camera via the MIC terminal. When using the MIC terminal,
use a microphone with a built-in power supply (condenser microphone). It is
possible to connect almost any stereo microphone with a plug diameter of 1/8 inch
(3.5 mm), however, their audio levels will be different from that of the built-in
microphone.
1. Slide the microphone onto the accessory shoe.
2. Connect the microphone to the MIC terminal.
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• Use the Microphone Boom MB-100 (optional) to keep long microphones out of
the frame.
• You can monitor the sound while recording by attaching stereo headphones to
the H terminal.
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Wind screen
The camera has an automatic wind screen to prevent wind noise from interfering
with the sound track. Make sure it’s off when you want the microphone to be as
sensitive as possible. Use the wind screen when recording in windy places such as
the beach or near buildings.
WIND SCREEN•OFF
(
35, 36)
1. Open the camera menu and point the arrow at WIND SCREEN.
2. Select the ON setting and close the menu.
• WS O is shown in the display.
Using the Full
Range of Features
• The wind screen can be used for audio dubbing with the built-in microphone as
well as recording.
• The wind screen does not operate with an external microphone. The WIND
SCREEN menu options disappear (“– – –”) when an external microphone is
connected to the MIC terminal.
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Setting the Self-Timer
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POW ER
PHO
REC PAUSE
(LINE IN)
TO
CAMERA
OFF
VCR
POW ER
START
/STOP PHOTO
SELF
TIMER MENU
CAMERA
OFF
VCR
This is useful when you want to include yourself in the picture when recording
movies or still photographs.
For movie
Using the Full
Range of Features
1. Set the camera to record pause mode.
2. Press the
self-timer button on the body of the camera
or
the SELF TIMER button on the wireless controller.
• SELF T. appears in the display.
• To have the subject monitor recording, rotate the LCD panel 180° (
25).
3. Press the start/stop button.
• The camera starts to record after a 10-second countdown period (or after
two seconds when you use the wireless controller). The time remaining
counts down in the display (e.g. “5 SEC”).
• SELF T. disappears from the display when recording begins.
4. Press the start/stop button to end recording.
• When taking a still photo, set the self-timer and press a PHOTO button on the
camera body or the wireless controller. The camera automatically adjusts the
focus two seconds before the countdown is complete. The F mark flashes white
then turns green after the focus and exposure are set. If you are using the
wireless controller, the F mark starts flashing immediately after you press the
PHOTO button. The camcorder takes the picture for approximately six seconds
then automatically goes into record pause mode.
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• To cancel the self-timer before the countdown has begun, press the
SELF
TIMER button.
• To cancel the self-timer once the countdown has begun, press the
SELF
TIMER button, start/stop if you’re shooting movies, or PHOTO if you’re taking
a still photograph.
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Using the Full
Range of Features
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Adjusting Exposure Manually
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Exposure lock
When you are recording in situations
where the lighting may change
suddenly, you can lock the exposure at
the current level in order to control the
brightness of the image.
REC SEARCH
REC SEARCH
FOCUS
EXP
To lock the exposure, press the EXP button. Press it again to return to auto
exposure.
Exposure adjustment
Using the Full
Range of Features
When the exposure is locked, you can
adjust it manually, making the picture
brighter or darker in order to deal with
difficult lighting conditions. The
camera’s iris can be manually set to any
position from fully closed to fully open.
To make the recorded image brighter,
turn the selector dial upwards (to a
maximum of +11). This may be
necessary if the background is very
bright, or if the subject is lit from
behind.
To make the recorded image darker,
turn the selector dial downwards (to a
minimum of –11). This may be
necessary if the background is very
dark, or if the subject is spotlit.
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REC SEARCH
REC SEARCH
FOCUS
EXP
E . L OCK ± 0
E . L O C K + 11
E . L OCK ± 0
E . L O C K – 11
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• You cannot adjust the exposure without the e mark before E.LOCK in the
display. Push the EXP button so that e appears before E.LOCK. Then you can
adjust the exposure manually.
• The standard exposure level depends on which recording program you have
selected.
• Exposure lock is canceled if you change recording programs.
• You cannot use exposure lock or adjustment when the program selector is set to
the [ (Easy Recording) position.
• If you zoom while the exposure is locked, the brightness of the scene may
change.
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Shutter speed
Set the shutter speed manually to take stable shots of quickly moving subjects.
SHUTTER•••••AUTO
(
35)
AUTO
1/60
1/100
1/250
1/500
1/1000
1/2000
1/4000
1/8000
slower
Using the Full
Range of Features
1. Make sure the camera is set to record pause mode in the Q
(program AE) mode.
2. Press the selector dial in and choose AUTO from the program
menu.
3. Open the camera menu and select SHUTTER.
4. Press the selector dial in to select the desired shutter speed.
faster
5. Close the menu.
• The camera returns to the auto shutter setting when you slide the program
selector to [ (Easy Recording), or change the recording program.
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Concerning shooting in fluorescent lighting
When the camera is set to [ (Easy Recording) mode or auto mode, it
automatically detects the flicker of fluorescent lighting and adjusts the shutter
speed to compensate. However, if the brightness of the LCD or viewfinder display
starts to flicker, make sure the camera is set to the Auto recording program and
select the 1/100 shutter speed.
Guidelines for shooting using high shutter speeds
• When shooting with a shutter speed of 1/1000 or higher, do not shoot the sun
directly.
Using the Full
Range of Features
Recommended shutter speeds when shooting:
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• People doing outdoor sports such as
golf or tennis
1/2000 or 1/4000
(or 1/8000 to freeze
the action even more
clearly)
• Moving cars or trains or other
rapidly moving vehicles such as
roller coasters
1/1000, 1/500 or
1/250
• People doing indoor sports such as
basketball
1/100
• You are unable to set the shutter speed when exposure lock is set in any
recording program other than AUTO. The SHUTTER display becomes set to
‘‘– – –.’’
• The image may not appear smooth when a high shutter speed is set.
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Adjusting Focus Manually
The camera can focus automatically. All you have to do is point it, and whatever is
in the center of the display will usually be in sharp focus. If it does not seem to be
focusing well, it may be because the subject is not suitable for autofocus.
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You can use the manual focusing function for more control over focusing.
Focus lock
Press the FOCUS button to turn off
autofocus. The focus remains locked at
the point set by autofocus.
(eM.FOCUS appears in the display.)
You can now adjust the focus manually
with the selector dial. Press the FOCUS
button again when you want to return
to autofocus.
• If you zoom in on your subject after
turning off autofocus, it may not stay
in focus. It is generally best to adjust
the zoom first, and then the focus.
REC SEARCH
REC SEARCH
FOCUS
EXP
Manual focus
REC SEARCH
REC SEARCH
FOCUS
EXP
Using the Full
Range of Features
Use the selector dial to set the focus.
• Turn the selector dial downward to
move the focus farther away.
• Turn the selector dial upwards to
bring the focus nearer.
• You cannot adjust the focus without the e mark before M.FOCUS in the
display. Push the FOCUS button so that e appears before M.FOCUS. Then you
can adjust the focus manually.
• The manual focus setting is canceled if you select the [ (Easy Recording)
program.
• When you are using the [ (Easy Recording) program, autofocus cannot be
turned off.
• See “Troubleshooting” on p. 95 for a list of subjects which may not be suitable
for autofocus.
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Setting the White Balance
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The camera’s auto white balance
system compensates for a wide range of
lighting conditions. Although slight
variations are unavoidable, colors will
appear natural in virtually every
situation.
In some cases, you will get better
results by setting the white balance
yourself, or using one of the two preset
modes:
T Indoor Mode
• Under halogen or studio/video
lighting
• Subject is of one dominant color
• Close ups
U Outdoor mode
• In daylight, especially for closeups and where the subject is of
one dominant color
WHITE BAL.••AUTO
Using the Full
Range of Features
(
35)
1. Make sure the camera is set to record pause mode in the Q
(program AE) mode.
2. Open the camera menu and point the arrow at WHITE BAL.
3. a) For the indoor, outdoor or auto settings, press the selector dial in
to choose the setting.
• T/U appears in the display when you set the white balance to
indoor/outdoor mode.
b) To set the white balance yourself, point the camera at a white
object (such as a sheet of paper) and zoom in until it fills the
display. Then press the selector dial in to select SET.
• The W display flashes then remains lit.
• Depending on the light source, the flashing may at times continue. The
result will remain better than with the auto setting and you can continue
recording.
4. Close the menu.
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Setting the white balance manually will probably work better
than auto white balance when shooting:
E
Subjects with one dominant color, such as sky, sea or forest
Close-ups
In rapidly changing lighting conditions
In places lit by certain types of fluorescent or mercury vapor
lights
Using the Full
Range of Features
• Turn the digital zoom off (if neccessary) to set a more accurate white balance.
• If you have set the white balance and lighting conditions change, reset the white
balance.
• Try to record with light from a single source. Correct white balance cannot be
obtained for two types of lighting at once.
• You cannot set the white balance or choose the indoor/outdoor mode when the
program selector is set to the [ (Easy Recording) program.
• The white balance returns to the AUTO setting when you slide the program
selector to [ (Easy Recording).
• When you turn the camera on, the white balance returns to AUTO. If you then
switch the white balance to SET, the camera will remember your last setting.
• During normal outdoor shooting, setting to AUTO may provide better results.
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Displaying Date, Time and Camera Data (Data Code)
E
A data code, containing the date and time the recording was made and other
camera data (shutter speed and exposure settings) is automatically recorded on a
special data section of the tape.
MENU
POW ER
DATA
CODE
CAMERA
OFF
VCR
During VCR mode, the data code can be displayed or hidden while the camera is
in play, slow or still mode.
Camera data may be displayed as “– – –” during fast forward, rewind, reverse
playback, forward and reverse ×2 playback.
Press the DATA CODE button on the wireless controller.
• Press it once to display, once more to hide it.
Using the Full
Range of Features
Selecting date/time
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Select whether you want the date, the time, or both to show up on your data code
display ( 69).
D/TIME SEL.•DATE & TIME
(
1.
2.
3.
4.
36)
Turn the POWER switch to VCR.
Open the menu and select D/TIME SEL.
Choose between DATE, TIME and DATE & TIME.
Press the MENU button to close the menu.
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Setting the data code
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You can also choose which type of data code to display — either the date/time,
camera data or both.
DATA CODE•••DATE/TIME
(
36)
1. Select DATA CODE from the VCR menu.
2. Choose between DATE/TIME, CAMERA DATA and CAM. & D/T.
3. Press the MENU button once more to close the menu.
Possible data code combinations:
DATA CODE
Date/Time
Camera data
D/TIME SEL.
Date
Time
Date & Time
Date/Time &
Camera data
JAN. 1,2000
F32
2
1/2000
F32
1/2000
JAN. 1,2000
12:00:00 AM
F32
1/2000
F32
1/2000
12:00:00 AM
12:00 AM
JAN. 1,2000
F32
1/2000
F32
1/2000
12:00 AM
JAN. 1,2000
Using the Full
Range of Features
• The data code will read “– – –” in the following situations:
– During playback of a blank section of tape.
– If the tape was recorded before entering the date and time in the camera’s
memory.
– If the tape was recorded on a camera without a data code function.
– If noise or tape damage prevents the data code from being read.
• If a recording made on ZR10 is played back on a different DV camcorder, the
data code may not be displayed correctly.
• The data code will appear in the display even if DISPLAYS ( 103) has been
set to OFF through the VCR menu.
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Six-second auto date
The six-second auto date appears for six seconds to mark the changeover of a day
if the tape was being recorded at 12:00 midnight. It also appears for six seconds
when you start playback and have the data code turned off. The six-second auto
date will adjust for any time zone changes you have indicated.
6SEC. DATE•••OFF
(
36)
You can turn the six-second auto date on:
1. Turn the POWER switch to VCR.
2. Open the menu and select 6SEC.DATE.
3. Select ON and close the menu.
Using the Full
Range of Features
• When 6SEC.DATE is turned on but DISPLAYS (
second auto date will still appear for six seconds.
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103) is turned off, the six-
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Searching the Tape (Photo Search/Date Search)
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REC SEARCH
PAUSE SELECT
POW ER
CAMERA
OFF
ZERO SET
MEMORY REW
PLAY
FF
AUDIO
DUB.
STOP
+/
–/
A/V
INSERT PAUSE
SLOW
×2
VCR
This allows you to move quickly through still pictures recorded anywhere on a
tape (photo search) or between different days or areas of recording (date search).
• You can only use this function from the wireless controller.
1. Turn the POWER switch to VCR.
2. Press the SEARCH SELECT button to choose between photo/date
search.
• PHOTO SEARCH or DATE SEARCH is shown in the display for four
seconds.
3. Press the - and + buttons to move backwards or forwards
through the still pictures or between different days of recording.
Using the Full
Range of Features
• Press once to move to the start of the previous/next still picture or day on the
tape.
• You can press more than once to move to the corresponding still picture or
day (up to a maximum of ten times), e.g. press the + button five times to
move forward five still pictures or days.
• PHOTO SEARCH/DATE SEARCH appears in the middle of the display
alongside the - or + mark and number to search through. The recording
mode is also shown (SP/LP).
• Press 3 (stop) to stop mid-search.
• If you begin a search very close to the start of a recorded still picture during
photo search, the camera may skip straight past it.
• When you have set the area for the World Clock, date search also looks for the
change in date based on the adjusted time.
• A date/area cannot be identified if the total recording time on that day/area was
less than one minute.
• Date search playback may start just before or after the beginning of the located
section.
• If the data code is not displayed correctly you will not be able to operate the
date search correctly.
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Returning to a Pre-Marked Position
E
REC SEARCH
PAUSE SELECT
POW ER
CAMERA
OFF
VCR
ZERO SET
MEMORY REW
PLAY
FF
AUDIO
DUB.
STOP
+/
–/
A/V
INSERT PAUSE
SLOW
×2
Use the wireless controller to mark a point on a tape that you want to return to
following playback.
1. Press the ZERO SET MEMORY button on the wireless controller
during playback at a point you want to return to later.
• The time code is replaced by a tape counter that is set to zero with the Â
indication.
• Press the ZERO SET MEMORY button once more to cancel the zero set
memory.
Using the Full
Range of Features
2. When you have finished playback, fast forward or rewind the tape.
The tape stops automatically when it reaches the zero set position.
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• RTN1 or `RTN appears in the display.
• The tape counter with  indication disappears from the display and the time
code reappears.
• The zero set memory may not function correctly where there is a break between
recordings on the tape.
• You can also use zero set memory to mark a position on a tape in camera mode.
When you then play back the tape, pressing rewind will take you back to the
pre-marked position.
• If you remove the tape while the zero set memory is set, the memory is
canceled and the tape counter reverts to time code.
• The camera remembers your setting even if you turn it off and back on again or
move the program selector.
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Editing to a VCR
By connecting the camera to another VCR, you can edit your recordings in order
to remove unwanted scenes — or combine different shots to create your own
video productions.
E
Preparations
1. Connect the camera to the VCR.
• See “Connections for Playback on a TV Screen” on p. 30.
2. Prepare the TV and VCR.
• Turn on the TV and set the TV/VIDEO selector to VIDEO.
• Turn on the VCR, and set its input selector to LINE. Load a blank cassette,
and put the VCR in record pause mode.
• See your TV and VCR instruction manuals for details.
3. Turn the camera’s POWER switch to VCR, and load your recorded
cassette.
Editing
1. Find a point on your recorded cassette slightly before the section
you want to copy.
2. Start to play it back while you monitor the picture on the TV.
3. Start recording on the VCR as soon as the section you want to copy
appears on the screen.
4. Pause the VCR at the end of the section you want to copy, then stop
playback on the camera.
5. Repeat steps 1 to 4 until your edited recording is complete.
• The quality of the edited tape will be slightly lower than that of the original.
Editing
m (LANC) terminal
The m terminal allows you to connect
the camera to equipment. Some buttons
on editing equipment may operate
differently from those on the camera.
m
• m (LANC) is a trademark. It stands for Local Application Control Bus System.
• We cannot guarantee the results when connecting to equipment not bearing the
LANC m symbol.
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Dubbing with Digital Video Equipment
Digital video equipment fitted with the DV terminal lets you edit, copy and
transfer data digitally, with virtually no generation loss in image and sound
quality. The DV terminal is for both line-in and line-out, since a single DV cable
can handle data in both directions.
• If a digital VCR is connected and an anomalous signal is sent from the VCR, the
images recorded on the tape may also be anomalous (although it may not appear
so on the TV image), or not recorded at all.
• You are unable to dub tapes recorded with the copyright protective signal.
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: Signal flow
REC SEARCH
REC SEARCH
FOCUS
EXP
REC PAUSE
(LINE-IN)
REC SEARCH
PAUSE SELECT
ZERO SET
MEMORY REW
PLAY
FF
AUDIO
DUB.
STOP
+/
–/
A/V
INSERT PAUSE
SLOW
×2
Side with arrow
Side with arrow
Preparations
1. Connect the camera and the other digital device.
• Connect the Canon CV-150F DV cable (optional) with the sides of the plugs
marked with the arrows facing as shown above.
2. Prepare the other device.
Editing
• Turn on the power and load a recorded cassette.
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3. Turn the camera’s POWER switch to VCR and load a blank
cassette.
• DV IN appears in the display.
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Dubbing
E
Operate from the controls on the body of the camera or the wireless controller.
Example dubbing to the camera
1. Find a point on your recorded cassette slightly before the section
you want to copy and set it to playback pause mode.
2. Press the camera’s REC PAUSE button.
• The camera enters record pause mode.
3. Start playback on the other digital device while you monitor the
picture.
4. Press the pause button.
• Recording starts.
5. When you get to the point where you want to stop recording, press
the stop button or the pause button.
• Recording stops.
6. Stop playback on the other device.
• If the cable is not connected properly, or if the cable is unconnected when you
press REC PAUSE, the camera displays the caution ‘‘CHECK THE DV
INPUT.’’ An anomalous image may also flash onto the screen.
• Blanks between recordings on the playback tape are recorded as anomalous
images on the tape that is being recorded to.
• During DV dubbing you cannot add digital effects or faders.
Certain pre-recorded software tapes are copyright protected. If you try to play
back such a cassette, “COPYRIGHT PROTECTED PLAYBACK IS
RESTRICTED” appears in the display for a few seconds and then the camera
displays a blank blue screen; you cannot view the contents of the cassette.
If you try to record from such a tape via the digital cable “COPYRIGHT
PROTECTED DUBBING RESTRICTED” appears in the display; you cannot
record the contents of the tape.
Editing
Copyright signal
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Recording from a VCR,TV or Analog Camcorder (Analog Line-in)
You can record a TV program or a video played on your VCR or analog
camcorder (for digital camcorders, see p. 74) onto a tape in the ZR10, if the TV or
other device has audio/video outputs.
• If an anomalous signal is sent from the TV or VCR, the images recorded on the
tape may also be anomalous (although it may not appear so on the TV image),
or not recorded at all.
• You are unable to dub tapes recorded with the copyright protective signal.
E
REC SEARCH
REC SEARCH
FOCUS
EXP
: Signal flow
REC PAUSE
(LINE-IN)
S
IN/
OUT
IN/
DV OUT
OUTPUT
S-150 S-video Cable
S(S1)-VIDEO
MIC
VIDEO
AUDIO
L
A/V
IN/OUT
STV-250 Stereo Video Cable
R
m
Preparations
Editing
1. Connect the camera to the VCR, TV or other camcorder.
2. Prepare the TV and VCR.
• Set the TV/Video selector on the television to Video. For further details, see
“Connections for Playback on a TV Screen” on p. 30.
• Turn on the VCR. Load your recorded cassette, and put the VCR in playback
pause mode.
• See your TV and VCR instruction manuals for details.
3. Turn the camera’s POWER switch to VCR, and load a blank
cassette.
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Dubbing
E
Operate from either the body of the camera or the wireless controller.
1. Find a point on your recorded cassette slightly before the section
you want to copy and set it to playback pause mode.
2. Press the REC PAUSE button.
• S-video and A/V IN/OUT terminals automatically work as input terminals.
• The camera enters record pause mode.
3. Start playback on the other device while you monitor the picture.
4. Press the pause button.
• Recording starts.
5. When you get to the point where you want to stop recording, press
the stop button or the pause button.
• Recording stops.
6. Stop playback on the other device.
• You can monitor the picture in the viewfinder or LCD.
Editing
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Recording Over Existing Scenes (A/V Insert Editing)
You can insert new scenes from your VCR or other camcorder onto your prerecorded tape using the ZR10’s analog line-in ( 76) or DV in ( 74)
terminals. Original video and audio will be replaced with the new video and
audio.
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Scene to be inserted
The playback tape
Insert start point
Insert end point
Before inserting
The tape in the camera
After inserting
The tape in the camera
The video and audio of the new scene replace that of the old.
: Signal flow
S
IN/
OUT
IN/
DV OUT
OUTPUT
Editing
S-150 S-video Cable
S(S1)-VIDEO
MIC
VIDEO
AUDIO
L
A/V
STV-250 Stereo Video Cable
R
IN/OUT
m
REC SEARCH
PAUSE SELECT
ZERO SET
MEMORY REW
PLAY
FF
AUDIO
DUB.
STOP
+/
–/
A/V
INSERT PAUSE
Side with arrow
Side with arrow
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SLOW
×2
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Preparations
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The tape in the camera:
When using the ZR10’s A/V insert function, only record to tapes recorded in SP
mode with continuously recorded time codes.
If there are non-recorded portions or portions recorded in LP mode on the tape,
recording will stop.
The playback tape:
Use only tapes without non-recorded portions.
If there are non-recorded portions or changes in the recording mode, you may not
be able to insert A/V correctly.
You cannot insert A/V in the following cases:
• The playback tape has been poorly recorded.
• During special playback: fast forward playback, rewind playback or slow
playback etc. (analog only).
TV:
You cannot insert A/V from a TV program with anomalous synchronized signals,
such as when the program itself received poor signals.
Example recording from a VCR
1. Connect the camera to the VCR/TV.
2. Prepare the TV and VCR.
Editing
• Set the TV/Video selector on the television to Video. For further details, see
“Connections for Playback on a TV Screen” on p. 30.
• Turn on the VCR and load a recorded cassette.
• See your TV and VCR instruction manuals for details.
3. Turn the camera’s POWER switch to VCR and load a recorded
cassette.
• Make sure the REC/SAVE tab on the cassette has been slid to REC (closed
position).
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Editing
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Use the wireless controller to operate A/V insert.
1. On the VCR, locate a point three seconds before the scene to be
inserted. Set the VCR to playback pause mode.
2. On the camera, press PLAY and locate the recording start point.
Set the camera to playback pause mode.
• You can use the playback buttons on the body of the camera or the special
playback functions on the wireless controller in the same way as in playback
mode.
3. Press the A/V INSERT button.
• A/V INSERT and 2a appear in the display.
4. Play back the cassette in the VCR.
5. To start inserting, press the PAUSE button on the camera.
• 2a changes to 2.
6. To stop inserting, press the STOP button on the camera.
• Inserting stops and A/V INSERT disappears from the display. The camera
returns to stop mode.
• If instead of pressing STOP you press PAUSE, the camera returns to the
A/V insert pause mode.
• If you set the zero set memory at the position on the tape where you want to
stop inserting, every time you return to that point, the camera will cancel its
A/V inserting and enter stop mode.
Editing
7. Stop playback on the VCR.
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Audio Dubbing
You can add sound to the original sound on a prerecorded tape from audio
products (AUDIO IN) or with the internal or external microphone (MIC. IN). The
original sound will not be erased. For best results, add sound to tapes that have
been recorded with this camera in SP mode with 12-bit sound. If there are nonrecorded portions on the tape, or portions recorded in LP mode, or with 16-bit or
12-bit, 4-channel sound, dubbing will stop. If your tape hasn’t been recorded in
SP mode with 12-bit sound, we recommend dubbing your original tape onto a
blank tape using the ZR10’s analog line-in function, then dubbing audio onto the
new tape. Make absolutely sure to set the audio mode of the new tape to 12-bit
and the recording mode to SP.
E
To connect other audio equipment:
: Signal flow
MIC
OUTPUT
STV-250 Stereo Video Cable
AUDIO
L
A/V
IN/OUT
R
An audio device
(i. e. CD player)
m
• Do not use the yellow video terminal.
• The A/V terminal doesn’t put out any video, so connect the S-video terminals
and check your TV, or check the LCD or the viewfinder as you add new sound.
Always check the new sound with the speaker or the headphones.
To connect an external microphone:
Editing
• When you add sound using the built-in microphone make sure not to connect
any cables to the MIC terminal.
• To use your TV to monitor video, connect the S-video terminal or the A/V
terminal (use only the video plug) to your TV. You can monitor the sound with
headphones.
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Preparations
E
Turn the camera’s POWER switch to VCR and load a recorded cassette.
• Make sure the REC/SAVE tab on the cassette has been slid to REC (closed
position).
Dubbing
POW ER
CAMERA
REC SEARCH
PAUSE SELECT
ZERO SET
MEMORY REW
PLAY
FF
AUDIO
DUB.
STOP
+/
–/
OFF
VCR
A/V
INSERT PAUSE
SLOW
×2
Use the wireless controller when dubbing audio.
Do not connect/disconnect any cables to/from the camera when dubbing audio or
preparing to dub audio.
AUDIO DUB.••AUDIO IN
Editing
(
36)
1. Open the VCR menu, select AUDIO DUB.
2. Select AUDIO IN or MIC. IN and close the menu.
3. Locate the point where you want to start audio dubbing, then press
the PAUSE button.
• You can use the playback buttons on the body of the camera or the special
playback functions on the wireless controller in the same way as in playback
mode.
• The camera becomes set to playback pause mode.
4. Press AUDIO DUB.
• AUDIO DUB. and
appear on the display.
5. Press the PAUSE button (and start play on the other audio device
if AUDIO IN).
• Audio dubbing starts.
• If MIC. IN, direct your voice into the microphone.
•
changes to .
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6. When you get to the point where you want to stop dubbing, press
the STOP button (and then stop play on the other audio device if
AUDIO IN).
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• Audio dubbing stops and AUDIO DUB. disappears from the display.
• The camera returns to stop mode.
• You can also set zero set memory ( 72) at the place you want to stop
audio dubbing, then every time you return to that position, audio dubbing
will cancel.
• If instead of pressing STOP you press PAUSE, the camera will return to the
playback pause mode.
• You can not use the DV terminal while adding sound.
• You might want to adjust the audio mix ( 84) when playing back a tape with
added sound.
• There may be a loss of sound quality if you add sound to a tape recorded on a
camcorder other than the ZR10.
• After adding sound three or more times to the same place on a tape, there may
be some loss in sound quality.
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Setting the Audio Mix
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POW ER
CAMERA
MIX
AUDIO BALANCE
MONITOR ST-1
ST-2
OFF
VCR
When you play back a tape that was recorded in 12-bit mode, you can set the
audio output to play: stereo 1 (the original sound), stereo 2 (any new sound,
dubbed to the tape after recording), or mix the balance between the two.
• Audio from the 16-bit mode only contains stereo 1 sound and so you cannot/do
not need to select the audio mix. The same is true for the 12-bit stereo 1 mode,
unless new sound has been added post-recording.
• You can choose the output using the wireless controller only.
Editing
1. Turn the POWER switch to VCR.
2. Choose the output.
• Press AUDIO MONITOR on the wireless controller.
• Starting with the last selected setting, four settings appear as you push the
button:
– STEREO1 for just stereo 1.
– STEREO2 for just stereo 2.
– MIX/FIXED for an equal mix of stereo 1 and 2.
– MIX/VARI. (mix variable) for when you want to mix the balance between
stereo 1 and 2.
• To simply choose STEREO1, STEREO2 or MIX/FIXED, make sure your
choice appears on the display.
• If you choose MIX/VARI., you can go on to mix the balance.
• Use the ST-1/ST-2 keys to mix the balance. A bar showing the mix appears
on the screen for four seconds.
• When you have chosen the output, STEREO1, STEREO2, MIX/FIXED or
MIX/VARI. is shown in the top left of the display for a few seconds. If you turn
the power off the output is set to STEREO1.
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Selecting audio output channels
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When you play back a tape whose audio has been recorded on multiple channels,
you can change the output channels of that sound.
OUTPUT CH•••L/R
(
36)
1. Turn the POWER switch to VCR, load a tape recorded with
multiple-channel audio.
2. Open the VCR menu and select OUTPUT CH.
3. Select the output channel.
• Refer to the following list.
OUTPUT CH setting
Played back sound
Tape recorded with
stereo sound
Tape recorded on
multiple channels
L/R
L+R channels
main + sub
L/L
L channel only
main only
R/R
R channel only
sub only
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Preparing the Camera
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Adjust the viewfinder
• Turn the POWER on and set the camera
to record pause mode. Extend the
viewfinder straight out, then adjust the
viewfinder focusing lever to suit your
eyesight.
• Rotate the viewfinder to an angle that
allows you to view comfortably. Store
the camera with the viewfinder flush
with the body of the camera.
• To view with the viewfinder, make sure
the LCD panel is either turned so that the
subject can monitor viewing, or totally
closed with the screen facing inwards.
Prepare the lens cap
• Attach the cord to the lens cap, and
pass the grip belt through the loop on
the cord.
• Hook the lens cap on to the grip belt
while you are recording, and place it
over the lens when you have finished.
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Information
Fasten the grip belt
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• Release the Velcro fastening and hold
the camera with your right hand while
you adjust the belt with your left.
Your index finger should reach the
zoom control and photo button, and
your thumb should reach the start/stop
button comfortably.
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Attach the shoulder strap
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• For extra security and portability, attach
the shoulder strap before using the
camera.
• Pass the ends through the attachment
bars and adjust the length as shown.
• Be careful not to leave the viewfinder exposed to bright sunlight, or it will melt.
(The light is concentrated by the viewfinder lens.) Adjust the angle of the
viewfinder to prevent sunlight from entering.
Additional
Information
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Notes on Using the Batteries
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Charging and recording times
• These times vary — the safest policy is always to have two or three times as
many battery packs as you think you will need.
• You will get more recording time if you turn the camera off between shots,
instead of leaving it in record pause mode.
Battery pack
Time needed for
full recharge
Maximum
recording time
BP-511
BP-522 (optional)
1 hr. 35 min.
2 hr. 35 min.
Using the viewfinder: 2 hr. 30 min.
Using the LCD screen:
2 hr.
5 hr. 10 min.
4 hr. 5 min.
• Recording time will be shorter than usual at low temperatures. You can use the
battery pack between 32° and 104°F (0° to 40°C), but it works best between 50°
and 86°F (10° to 30°C).
• If the battery pack starts to give you much less recording time than usual, it has
reached the end of its life and must be replaced.
• These figures show how long you can view playback with the LCD, after attaching a
fully-charged battery pack. Playback time will be shortened at low temperatures.
Battery pack
BP-511
BP-522
Playback time (using the LCD screen)
2 hr. 10 min.
4 hr. 25 min.
How much power is left?
The indicator in the display shows you
approximately how much charge the
battery pack has left:
↓
↓
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Information
↓
88
• “CHANGE THE BATTERY PACK”
appears in the display for four
seconds when the power is
completely exhausted. The empty
battery mark then appears and starts
to flash. The power indicator light
also flashes.
• The indicator is not constant —
different levels will be shown when
you subject the battery pack and
camcorder to different conditions.
↓
100%
75%
50%
25%
CHANGE THE BATTERY PACK
↓
0%
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When to recharge
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You can recharge a lithium ion battery pack whenever it is convenient. Unlike a
conventional battery pack, it does not have to be fully discharged first. However,
as the battery pack will naturally discharge itself over time, it is best to charge it
the same day you plan to use it, or the day before.
Taking care of the battery pack
Always attach the terminal cover.
• Do not allow any metal objects to
touch the terminals, as this can cause
a short circuit and damage the battery
pack. Attach the terminal cover
whenever the battery pack is not
being used.
B
D
Keep the terminals clean.
• The camera, adapter or battery pack will not work properly if the terminals are
dirty. Check them before use, and wipe them with a dry cloth or tissue if
necessary.
Storing the battery pack
• If you do not use a battery pack for a period of more than a few months any
remaining charge may cause damage to the battery pack, and reduce usage time.
To prevent damage therefore, aim to use a battery pack’s complete charge
before storage. See the BP-511 and BP-522 instructions for further details.
Additional
Information
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Installing the backup battery
Open the backup battery cover on the
battery attachment unit, and insert the
CR2025 lithium battery with the + side
facing outwards. Click the cover back into
place.
This backup battery allows the camera to
remember the date and time and other
settings when main power source is
removed. It has a life span of about a
year.
When it needs replacing (or if it has not been installed), the y mark flashes in the
display. Remove the old battery by pushing up then releasing and lifting out. Make
sure to attach a power source to the camera first, so it will remember your chosen
settings when you change the battery.
DANGER!
Treat the battery pack with care.
• Keep it away from fire (or it might explode).
• Do not expose the battery pack to temperatures greater than 140°F (60°C).
Do not leave it near a heater, or inside a car in hot weather, for example.
• Do not try to disassemble or modify it.
• Do not drop or knock it.
• Do not get it wet.
WARNING!
Additional
Information
• The battery used in this device may present a fire or chemical burn hazard if
mistreated. Do not recharge, disassemble, heat above 212°F (100°C) or
incinerate.
• Replace the battery with a Sony, Sanyo or Panasonic CR2025, or Duracell
DL2025. Use of another battery may present a risk of fire or explosion.
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Cautions:
• Do not pick up the battery using tweezers or other metal tools — this will cause
a short circuit.
• Wipe the battery with a clean, dry cloth to ensure proper contact.
• Keep the battery pack out of reach of children — if it is swallowed, contact a
physician immediately, as the battery case may break down and the battery
fluids damage the stomach and intestines.
• Do not disassemble, heat or immerse the battery in water, to avoid the risk of
explosion.
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Maintenance
Cautions
Avoid high temperatures and high humidity.
• Do not leave the camera inside a car in hot weather, for example.
• Be careful of heat radiating from video lighting equipment.
• Do not take the camera into a humid room.
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Avoid sudden changes in temperature.
• If you take the camera from a cold place to a warm place, condensation may
form on the lens and internal parts (
94).
Do not point the lens or viewfinder at strong light sources.
• Never point it at the sun, and do not leave it aimed at a bright subject.
• Be especially careful when leaving the camera on a tripod.
Avoid magnetic or electric fields.
• Do not use the camera close to TV transmitters, portable communication devices
or other sources of electric or magnetic radiation. They may cause picture
interference, or permanently damage the camera.
Do not expose the camera to water.
• Cover the camera when you are recording in rain or mist.
• There is a risk of electric shock if water gets inside the camera — contact
qualified service personnel as soon as possible.
Protect the lens.
• Sand and dust can damage the lens — be especially careful on windy days.
Handle the camera gently.
• Vibration or shock can cause damage.
• Do not use the viewfinder or LCD panel as a carrying handle.
Do not disassemble the camera.
• This is very dangerous as there is a risk of electric shock — if the camera does
not function properly, take it to qualified service personnel.
Additional
Information
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Storage
If you do not intend to use the camera for some time, store it in an area which is
free of dust and moisture, and where the temperature is no higher than 86°F
(30°C). After storage, check each part and function of your camera to make sure
everything is still working properly.
• These cautions also apply to accessories such as battery packs and cassettes.
Maintenance
Viewfinder
• Clean the viewfinder screen. Rotate the
viewfinder upwards. Remove the
viewfinder protect cover and clean by
inserting a cotton swab. When finished,
return it flush with the camera.
• The viewfinder screen scratches easily.
Take care when cleaning.
LCD
• Clean the LCD screen using a
commercially available cleaning cloth
for glasses.
• Where there is a big change in
temperature, moisture may form on the surface of the screen. Wipe clean with a
soft, dry cloth.
• At low temperatures the display may appear to be much darker than usual. This
is not a fault, and as the screen warms up the display will return to normal.
Additional
Information
Camera body and lens
• Use a soft, dry cloth to clean the camera body or lens. Never use chemically
treated cloth or volatile solvents such as paint thinner.
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Video heads
• When mosaic-like noise appears on the playback picture,
the video heads may be dirty. When the video heads are
badly contaminated, the camera may show a blank blue
screen.
• For the best picture possible, after using the camera for
approximately 20 hours, clean the video heads using
Canon’s DVM-CL Digital Video Head Cleaning Cassette. If the “noise”
remains, repeat the cleaning (up to maximum of five times).
• Do not use a wet-type cleaning cassette, as this can cause damage.
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Using the camera abroad
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Power sources
• You can use the compact power adapter to operate your camera and charge
battery packs in any country where the electricity supply is between 100 and
240 V AC, 50/60 Hz. Contact your Canon dealer for information about plug
adapters for overseas use.
TV playback
• Although you can always play back your recordings on the LCD screen, your
camera can only be connected to TVs which use its NTSC system. This TV
system is used in the following countries:
American Samoa, Bahama, Barbados, Bermuda, Bolivia, Canada, Chile,
Columbia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guam, Guatemala,
Greenland, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Japan, Korea, Mexico, Micronesia,
Myanmar, Nicaragua, Panama, Peru, Philippines, Puerto Rico, Saint Lucia,
Surinam, Taiwan, Trinidad and Tobago, USA, Venezuela.
Additional
Information
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Condensation
Condensation may form on the camera when it is moved from a cold place to a
warm place. Using the camera while condensation is present can damage both the
tape and the camera.
Condensation may become a problem:
When you take the camera from a cold
place to a warm room
When a cold room is heated rapidly
When the camera is left in a humid room
When the camera is taken from an airconditioned room to a warm, humid place
Additional
Information
Protecting the camera from condensation
• Before you take the camera to a warm or humid place where condensation is
likely to be a problem, unload the cassette and put the camera in a plastic bag.
Wait until the camera reaches room temperature before you take it out of the
bag.
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What happens when condensation is detected
• “CONDENSATION HAS BEEN DETECTED” is displayed for approximately
four seconds. Then, the power indicator flashes and the h mark flashes in the
display. If there is a cassette in the camera, it stops automatically and
“REMOVE THE CASSETTE” is displayed for approximately four seconds and
then v flashes in the display. If you have the beep turned on, it will sound.
• The camera may not detect the condensation immediately — the condensation
warning may not start flashing for 10 to 15 minutes.
• You cannot load a cassette when condensation is detected.
What you should do
• Remove the cassette, leave the cassette compartment open, and turn the camera
off.
• Leave it in a dry place until the condensation evaporates. After the condensation
warning stops flashing, wait at least another hour before trying to use the
camera.
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Troubleshooting
Refer to this checklist first if you have any problems with your camcorder.
Possible explanations are given for each problem on the list — turn to the page
numbers in parentheses for more information.
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Make sure that the camera is properly connected if you are using it with a TV or
VCR. Consult your dealer or service outlet if problems persist.
Recording/Playback
Cause and/or what to do about it
? Nothing happens when I press the
buttons.
• The camera is not switched on
(
18, 27).
• The cassette is not loaded or is set for
erasure prevention (
16-17).
• The tape has reached the end.
• The power source is not properly
connected,or the battery pack is exhausted
or not properly attached (
11-15, 88).
• The function cannot be used in that
recording program (
48).
? The camera turned itself off.
• The camera was in record pause mode for
more than about five minutes (
18).
• The battery pack is exhausted
(
12-13, 88).
? The cassette compartment stopped
mid-operation while
loading/unloading a cassette.
• The battery pack’s power is exhausted.
Recharge or change to a new battery pack
(
12).
? The start/stop button doesn’t work.
• The cassette is not loaded or is set for
erasure prevention (
16-17).
• The tape has reached the end.
? There’s no picture in the display.
• The POWER switch is not set to
CAMERA (
18).
? There’s a blank blue screen in the
display.
• You are attempting to play back or record
from a copyright protected cassette
(
75).
• The video heads are badly contaminated
(
92).
? The camera won’t focus.
• The camera is on manual focus (
65).
• The viewfinder lens needs adjusting
(
86).
• The lens is dirty (
92).
Additional
Information
Problem
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• Some subjects are not suitable for autofocus. In these situations, you will often
get better results using manual focus ( 65). Focus on something which is
about the same distance away, lock the focus, and then point the camera at your
original, hard-to-focus subject.
Horizontal stripes
Many subjects at
different distances
Behind glass
Without much
contrast (e.g. a
white wall)
Reflective surfaces
(e.g. shiny car
surfaces)
Fast moving
objects
Slanted subjects
Dark subjects
Night scenes
Additional
Information
Recording/Playback (Contd.)
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Problem
Cause and/or what to do about it
? Some/all of the digital effects
don’t work.
• There are a number of restrictions on
using the digital effects. ( 52-57).
? The e (play) button doesn’t
work.
• The POWER switch is not set to
VCR ( 27).
• The cassette is not loaded ( 16).
• The tape has reached the end.
? There’s a bright stripe on the
screen.
• When recording in dark places a
bright light in the scene may cause a
vertical light bar (“smear”) to appear.
This is a normal feature of
camcorders.
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? The playback picture is rough
(with mosaic-like noise).
• The video heads need cleaning
( 92).
? There’s no picture on the TV
screen, even though the tape is
moving.
• The video heads need cleaning
( 92).
• The TV/VIDEO selector on the TV
isn’t set to VIDEO ( 30).
? There’s no sound coming from the
speaker during playback.
• The speaker has been turned off with
the selector dial ( 26).
• Headphones are being used.
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Miscellaneous
Problem
Cause and/or what to do about it
? The wireless controller doesn’t
work.
• The remote sensor mode is set to
OFFB in the menu ( 39).
• The remote sensor modes of the
wireless controller and the camera
itself are different ( 39).
• The batteries are dead or not inserted.
? The power indicator is flashing.
• Check the screen displays (
? The camera malfunctions.
• External interference may cause the
camera’s microprocessor to
malfunction temporarily. If random
letters appear in the display or if
normal operation is interrupted,
remove and then replace the power
source.
? The DV cable is connected
correctly, but there’s nothing in
the display.
• Remove the cable and then reconnect
it or turn the power off and back on
again.
? The camera becomes warm
during use.
• This is not a malfunction.
103).
Additional
Information
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The ZR10 System Diagram (Availability differs from area to area)
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WS-20 Wrist Strap
SS-600 Shoulder Strap
WD-46 Wideconverter
WL-D74
Wireless
Controller
TL-46 Teleconverter
MiniDV
Video
Cassette
CR-560 Charge Adapter/
Car Battery Cable Kit
BP-500 Series
Battery Pack
FS-46U
Filter Set
SR-30.5/46
Step-up Ring
CA-560 Compact
Power Adapter
FS-46
Filter Set
BP-500 Series
Battery Pack
ZR-1000 Zoom
Remote Controller
TV
BP-900 Series
Battery Pack
VL-10Li
Battery
Video Light
S-150 S-video Cable
STV-250 Stereo Video Cable
VCR
Stereo Microphone
(commercially
available)
Additional
Information
MB-100
Microphone Boom
FR-100 Floppy Disk
Still Image Recorder
SC-1000 Soft
Carrying Case
98
CV-150F DV Cable
SC-A50 Soft
Carrying Case
Digital Device
Personal Computer
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Optional Accessories
Call or visit your local retailer/dealer for genuine Canon video accessories.
You can also obtain genuine accessories for your Canon camcorder by calling:
1-800-828-4040, Canon U.S.A. Information Center.
BP-500 Series Battery Packs
Extra batteries for use with the ZR10.
BP-511
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BP-522
CR-560 Charge Adapter/Car Battery
Cable Kit
Connect the car battery cable to power
your camera or recharge battery packs on
the move. The car battery cable plugs into
your car’s cigarette lighter socket and runs
off a 12-24 V DC negative ground battery.
Also, when used with the CA-560 Compact
Power Adapter, this charge adapter can
charge the BP-500 series lithium ion
battery packs from an AC outlet.
SR-30.5/46 Step-up Ring
This makes it possible to use the
46 mm filters and converters (shown
below) with ZR10. When you attach the
filter or conversion lens, you cannot use the
supplied lens cap.
Additional
Information
TL-46 Tele-converter
This tele-converter lens increases the focal
length of the camera lens by a factor of 1.4.
• The image stabilizer is not as effective as
usual when the tele-converter is attached.
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WD-46 Wide-converter
This lens decreases focal length by a factor
of 0.7, giving you a wide perspective for
indoor shots or panoramic views.
FS-46 Filter Set
Three special effects filters to add a creative
touch to your recordings: multiple-image,
R-cross and zoom-spot.
• Focus manually when using special
effects filters.
Additional
Information
FS-46U Filter Set
Ultraviolet, neutral density and circular
polarizing filters to help you take control of
difficult lighting conditions.
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VL-10Li Battery Video Light
This compact yet powerful video light can
be used for both indoor and outdoor
shooting.
• Use the BP-900 Series battery packs to
power the light. Approximate usage times
are as follows:
BP-915 60 min. BP-930 120 min.
BP-941 160 min. BP-945 170 min.
• Charge the BP-900 Series battery packs
with the CA-910 Compact Power Adapter
(optional).
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Zoom Remote Controller ZR-1000
When this product is plugged into the
LANC m terminal of a Canon camcorder, it
is possible to control functions such as the
start and stop of recording and the zoom
and focusing functions while the camcorder
is mounted on a tripod, without touching
the camcorder body itself.
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MB-100 Microphone Boom
Provides a firm, flexible support for your
external microphone, so you can take full
advantage of the sound quality and creative
control it offers. Also keeps long
microphones out of the picture.
WS-20 Wrist Strap
Provides an extra measure of protection for
active shooting.
SC-1000 Soft Carrying Case
A handy camera bag with padded
compartments and plenty of space for
accessories.
Additional
Information
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SC-A50 Soft Carrying Case
This lightweight bag keeps the camera
within easy reach without weighing you
down or getting in the way. Genuine
leather.
FR-100 Floppy Disk Still Image Recorder
The FR-100 captures images taken with your
digital camcorder, compressing them in
JPEG format and recording them as still
images onto a floppy disk. Image files can
then be easily opened and viewed on your
computer.
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SO
VI
INE DE
N GENU
NO
This mark identifies genuine Canon video accessories. When you
use Canon video equipment, we recommend Canon-brand
accessories or products bearing the same mark.
ACCES
Provided accessories:
Additional
Information
WL-D74 Wireless Controller
CA-560 Compact Power
Adapter
BP-511 Battery Pack
SS-600 Shoulder Strap
S-150 S-video Cable
STV-250 Stereo Video Cable
Lens cap
102
D83-0522-000
D85-1100-201
D85-1112-000
D81-1330-201
D82-0330-000
D82-0516-000
D52-0100-000
Optional accessories:
CR-560 Charge Adapter/
Car Battery Cable Kit
BP-522 Battery Pack
BP-915 Battery Pack
BP-930 Battery Pack
BP-941 Battery Pack
BP-945 Battery Pack
CA-910 Compact Power
Adapter
D85-0680-201
D85-1122-002
D85-0952-201
D85-0962-201
D85-0862-201
D85-0972-201
D85-1022-000
SC-1000 Soft Carrying Case
SC-A50 Soft Carrying Case
WD-46 Wide-converter
TL-46 Tele-converter
FS-46U Filter Set
FS-46 Filter Set
SR-30.5/46 Step-up Ring
VL-10Li Battery Video Light
JR7.2V 10WF Halogen Bulb
MB-100 Microphone Boom
ZR-1000 Zoom Remote
Controller
FR-100 Floppy Disk Still
Image Recorder
WS-20 Wrist Strap
DVM-CL Digital Video
Head Cleaning Cassette
D81-1200-001
D81-1302-201
D78-0013-201
D78-0014-201
D78-0008-201
D78-0006-201
D56-0060-201
D86-0081-201
DY4-4530-000
D89-0200-202
D83-0540-002
D89-0732-002
D81-0190-202
D36-0032-201
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Screen Displays
To display the date and time, press the
wireless controller’s DATA CODE
button. See also p. 68.
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TV
SCREEN
Press the wireless controller’s TV
SCREEN button or turn TV SCREEN
on through the camera menu to see the
other displays on the TV screen. (The
displays appear white on-screen.) They
will not be added to any recordings you
make with the camera. For instructions
on how to hook the camera up to your
TV, see p. 30.
DATA
CODE
indicates a flashing display.
Turning off the LCD screen displays
You can turn off the displays to give you a clear screen for playback.
Set the camera to VCR mode, open the VCR menu and choose the DISPLAYS
option. Set the displays to OFF and then close the menu.
• The LCD screen will now be completely blank, but the camera will continue to
show warning/caution displays when necessary.
Record pause mode
(
18)
Recording (
19)
The backup battery is
not properly installed,
or needs replacing
(
90).
Shows how much
battery power remains
(
88).
No cassette is loaded,
or it is set for erasure
prevention
(
16, 17).
REC
Remaining tape
(Green: more than
five minutes.
Yellow: less than five
minutes.
Red: final few
seconds.)
5min
...finally, it tells you
when you have
completely run out of
tape.
END
The camera is ejecting
the tape (
16).
EJECT
The safety mechanism
is activated. Unload
the cassette and turn
the camera off. Turn it
on again and reload
the cassette.
Recording mode
(
20)
EJECT
Additional
Information
The battery pack is
exhausted (
88).
PAUSE
SP
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Playback is stopped
(
27).
STOP
Normal playback
(
27)
Audio Dubbing
(
81)
Fast forward (
Rewind (
27)
FF
Zoom display (
Optical zoom
27)
22):
W
T
REW
Optical plus 40×
digital zoom
Fast forward playback
(
28)
W
Optical plus 200×
digital zoom
Rewind playback
(
28)
Frame advance
playback (
29)
Frame reverse
playback (
29)
T
W
T
Zoom in
W
T
Zoom out
W
T
The image stabilizer is
turned on (
34).
Playback pause
(forward and reverse)
(
28)
Camera menu
(
35)
Slow playback
(forward and reverse)
(
29)
/5
×2 playback (forward
and reverse) (
29)
×2
×1 playback (forward
and reverse) (
29)
×1
Photo Search (
A/V Insert Editing
(
78)
CAM.MENU
SEL.SETSE
MENUCLOS
SHUTTER•••••AUTO
D.ZOOM••••••40×
IMAGE S.
•ON
16:9••••••••OFF
WHITE BAL.••AUTO
WL.REMOTE•••
1
REC MODE••••SP
BEEP••••••••ON
/5
VCR menu (
36)
×2
VCR MENU
SEL.SETSE
MENUCLOS
WL.REMOTE•••
1
REC MODE••••SP
DATA CODE•••DATE/TIME
D/TIME SEL.•DATE & TIM
+
BRIGHTNESS•• –
DISPLAYS••••ON
6SEC.DATE•••OFF
OUTPUT CH•••L/R
×1
The remote sensor is
turned off (
39).
5
71)
Additional
Information
PHOTO SEARCH
104
Date Search (
5
71)
DATE SEARCH
Zero set memory
(forward and reverse)
(
72)
RTN
RTN
Self-timer countdown
(
60)
10sec
SELF T.
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Zero set memory
(
72)
Audio mode (
Data code (
0:00:00M
58)
69)
Photo mode (
16bit
F1.0
1/500
12:00 AM
JUN. 1,2000
44)
PHOTO
• Setting the AF/AE. F
mark flashes white
• AF/AE locked. F
mark lights up green
• Timer
10sec
White balance is
(
66)
Set
W
Indoor
T
Outdoor U
E
The 16:9 effect: the
display flashes when
the effect is being
selected, and appears
steadily when it is
activated (
20).
Digital effects. The
display flashes when
the function is being
selected and appears
steadily when it is
activated (
52).
16:9
FADE–T
WIPE
WIPE
M.FADE
ART
BLK&WHT
Recording programs
(
48).
SEPIA
MOSAIC
AUTO
SPORTS
PORTRAIT
SPOTLIGHT
SAND&SNOW
LOW LIGHT
Manual exposure
display (
62):
Exposure locked
The wind screen is
turned on (
59).
Volume level (
WSON
26)
E.LOCK ±0
Brighter than standard
exposure level
VOLUME
–
+
VOLUME
OFF
E.LOCK +5
Audio output (
Darker than standard
exposure level
STEREO1
STEREO2
E.LOCK –5
MIX/FIXED
M.FOCUS
63)
Additional
Information
MIX/VARI
Manual focus is
selected (
65).
Shutter speed (
84)
1/250
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Time Code
84)
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ST–1
Audio/visual insert
(
78)
Audio dubbing
(
81)
Audio input (
0:12:34:56
A/V INSERT
AUDIO DUB.
82)
Microphone input
(
82)
DV input (
ST–2
74)
Condensation warning
(
94)
AUDIO IN
MIC. IN
DV IN
This records counter information,
including hour, minute, second, and
frame number on a special data code
area on the tape itself. It is reset
automatically when a new tape is
loaded. In camera mode, the frame
number doesn’t appear in the display.
Recording reminder
0sec
10sec
Additional
Information
When you start recording, the camera
counts from 0SEC to 10SEC. Shots
which are shorter than ten seconds may
be difficult to edit later. On the other
hand, if you are not planning to edit the
recording, remember that a shot which
does not contain action should
generally last no longer than ten
seconds.
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The camera displays various caution
phrases — they appear for four
seconds before disappearing.
Appears each time
you turn the power
on, until you set the
time zone, date and
time (
41).
Appears when the
battery pack is
exhausted
(
12, 88).
SET THE TIME ZONE,
DATE AND TIME
Appears as a warning
to protect the tape and
also when
condensation is
detected. Remove the
tape as soon as
possible after the
camera has displayed
the caution.
REMOVE THE CASSETTE
Refer to p.75
COPYRIGHT PROTECTED
PLAYBACK IS RESTRICTED
CHANGE THE BATTERY PACK
Refer to p. 75
Appears when the
tape has reached the
end.
COPYRIGHT PROTECTED
DUBBING RESTRICTED
TAPE END
Refer to p.17
THE TAPE IS SET FOR
ERASURE PREVENTION
Appears if you press
the REC PAUSE
button when the DV
cable is not connected
properly (
75).
CHECK THE DV INPUT
CONDENSATION
HAS BEEN DETECTED
Appears when you try
to do audio dubbing
on a tape recorded in
16-bit audio or 12-bit,
4-channel mode
(
81-83).
Appears when the
camera detects a
blank section of a tape
during audio dubbing
or A/V insert
(
78, 81).
CHECK THE CASSETTE
[LP MODE]
CHECK THE CASSETTE
[AUDIO MODE]
CHECK THE CASSETTE
[BLANK]
Additional
Information
Refer to p. 94
Appears when you try
to do audio dubbing
or A/V insert on a
tape recorded in LP
mode(
78, 81).
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Specifications
Additional
Information
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ZR10
Power Supply (rated): 7.4 V DC
Power Consumption (while recording
with the AF turned on):
3.7 W (Using viewfinder),
4.6 W (Using LCD screen)
Television system:
EIA standard (525 lines, 60 fields) NTSC
color signal
Video recording system:
2 rotary heads, helical scanning
DV system (Consumer digital VCR SD
system)
Digital component recording
Audio recording system: PCM digital
sound: 16 bit (48kHz/2ch),
12 bit (32kHz/4ch)
Image sensor: 1/4” CCD (charge coupled
device), approx. 460,000 pixels
(approx. 290,000 effective pixels)
Tape format: Videocassettes bearing the
D mark.
Tape speed:
SP: 3/4 ips (18.81 mm/s);
LP: 1/2 ips (12.56 mm/s)
Maximum recording time:
SP: 80 min. (with a 80 min. cassette);
LP: 120 min. (with a 80 min. cassette)
Fast forward/rewind time:
Approx. 2 min. 30 sec. (with a
60 min. cassette)
Lens: F/1.8–2.9, 10× power zoom,
4.2–42.0 mm
Focusing system: TTL autofocus, manual
focusing possible
Minimum focusing distance: 3ft 33/8 in
(1 m) (3/8 in (1 cm) on maximum wide
angle)
Maximum shutter speed:
1/8,000 sec.
Minimum illumination: 2.5 lx (using the
low light program)
Recommended illumination:
More than 100 lx
Filter diameter: 30.5 mm
Viewfinder: 0.44 in, TFT color LCD,
approx. 113,000 pixels
LCD screen: 2.5 in measured diagonally,
TFT color, approx. 112,000 pixels
Microphone: Stereo electret condenser
microphone
DV Terminal input/output:
Special 4-pin connector (conforms to
IEEE1394)
A/V terminal input/output: ø 3.5 mm
Audio input: –10dBV/ at least 47 kohms,
(L, R), unbalanced
output: –10dBV (47 kohm load)/
less than 3 kohms,
unbalanced
Video: 1 Vp-p/75 ohms unbalanced
S-video terminal input/output:
1 Vp-p (Y signal), 0.286 Vp-p (C signal)
MIC terminal input: ø 3.5 mm stereo
mini-jack, – 61 dBV (with 600 ohm
mic)/ at least 5 kohms
Operating temperature range: 32–104 °F
(0–40 °C)
Dimensions: 21/4 × 4 × 51/8 in
(57 × 101 × 129 mm)
Weight: 1lb 3 3/8 oz (550 g)
BP-511 Battery Pack
Battery type: Rechargeable lithium ion
battery
Rated voltage: 7.4 V DC
Operating temperature: 32°–104°F
(0°–40°C)
Battery capacity: 1100 mAh
Dimensions: 11/2 × 7/8 × 21/8 in
(38 × 21 × 55 mm)
Weight: 21/2 oz (70 g)
Weight and dimensions are approximate
Errors and omissions excepted.
Subject to change without notice.
Canon is a trademark of Canon Inc.
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Index
16:9, 20
‰
Easy Recording, 50
Editing to a VCR, 73
Effects, 55
Exposure, 62
External Microphone, 58, 81
Å
Abroad, Using the Camera, 93
Accessories, 6, 99
Adapter, AC, 11, 13
AE Programs, 48
Analog line-in, 76
Art, 55
Audio Dubbing, 81
Audio Mix, 84
Audio Mode, 58
Audio Output, 85
Audio Recording and Playback,
26, 58
Audio/Video Terminal, 30
Auto, 50
Autofocus, 65
A/V Insert, 78
Ï
Fade Trigger, 54
Faders, 54
Fast Forward, 27
Feedback, 31
Finding Your Way Around
the ZR10, 8
Floppy Disk Still Image Recorder, 46
Focusing, 65
Ó
Head Cleaning, 92
Headphones, 26
Horizontal Wipe, 54
ı
Backup Battery, 90
Basic Recording, 18
Battery Charger, 14
Battery Pack, 12, 14, 15, 88
Beep, 21
Black and White, 55
È
Image Stabilizer, 34
Introducing the ZR10, 7
Ò
LANC, 73
LCD Screen, 23
Lens Cap, 86
Loading Cassettes, 16
Low Light, 51
LP Mode, 20
Ç
Î
Data Code, 68
Date and Time, 41
Date Search, 71
Digital Effects, 52
Digital Video, 7
Digital Zoom, 22
DV Dubbing, 74
˜
Maintenance, 91
Making Better Videos, 32
Manual Exposure Control, 62
Manual Focus, 65
Menus, 35
Microphone, 58, 81
Monitor Recording, 25
Mosaic, 54, 55
Mosaic Fade, 54
Additional
Information
Cables, 6, 30
Cassettes, 16
Charging the Battery Pack,
12-15, 88
Choosing a Recording Program, 48
Cleaning the Camera, 92
Clock, 43
Condensation, 94
Connection to TV or VCR, 30
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Optional Accessories, 99
Tape Protection, 17
Telephoto, 22
Temperature, 90, 92
Time Code, 106
Time Zone, 41
Tips for Making Better Videos, 32
Tripod, 32
Troubleshooting, 95
TV, 30, 103
∏
Pause, Record, 18
Photo Search, 71
Playback, 27
Playback Connection, 30
Playback Pause, 28
Portrait, 50
Power Adapter, 11, 13
Powering Your Camcorder, 11
Pre-Marked Position, 72
Preparing the Camera, 86
Problems, 95
Ë
Using the Camera Abroad, 93
Using the Menus, 35
◊
Â
Recharging the Battery Pack, 88
Recording, 18
Recording Programs, 48
Record Pause Mode, 18
Record Review, 47
Record Search, 47
Remote Control, 38
Remote Sensor, 39
Rewind, 27
VCR, 30
Vertical Wipe, 54
Videocassettes, 16
Video Heads, 92
Video ID-1 system, 31
Viewfinder, 86, 92
„
White Balance, 66
Wide-angle, 22
Widescreen TV, 20
Wind Screen, 59
Wipe, 54
Wireless Controller, 38
Additional
Information
Í
110
S1 video input terminal, 30
Sand & Snow, 51
Screen Displays, 103
Self-Timer, 60
Sepia, 55
Shoulder Strap, 87
Shutter Speed, 63
Speaker, 26
Specifications, 108
SP Mode, 20
Sports, 50
Spotlight, 51
Still Picture, 44
Storage, 92
S-video, 30
System Diagram, 98
Û
Zero Set Memory, 72
Zooming, 22
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CANON® ZR10 DIGITAL VIDEO CAMCORDER LIMITED WARRANTY
The limited warranty set forth below is given by Canon U.S.A., Inc. (“CUSA”) with respect to each Canon ZR10 Digital
Video Camcorder (“DV Camcorder”) purchased and used in the United States.
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Each Canon DV Camcorder, when delivered to you in new condition in its original container, is warranted against defective
material or workmanship as follows: for a period of one (1) year from the date of original purchase (three (3) months in the
case of the video head part), defective parts or DV Camcorders returned to a CUSA factory service center (“CUSA Center”)
or an authorized DV Camcorder service facility (“Service Facility”), and proven to be defective upon inspection, will be
repaired or exchanged for new or comparable rebuilt parts or DV Camcorders. The warranty period for repaired or
replacement parts or DV Camcorders shall begin upon shipment of the same, but shall in no event exceed the original
warranty period of the defective part or DV Camcorder.
Non-Canon brand peripheral equipment and software which may be distributed with Canon DV Camcorders are sold
“AS IS”, without warranty of any kind by CUSA, including any implied warranty regarding merchantability or fitness
for a particular purpose. The sole warranty with respect to such non-Canon brand items is given by the manufacturer
or producer thereof.
CUSA shall have no responsibility under this limited warranty for use of Canon DV Camcorders in conjunction with
incompatible peripheral equipment and incompatible software.
In order to obtain warranty service, contact the authorized Canon retail dealer from whom you purchased the DV Camcorder
or call the CANON INFORMATION CENTER AT 1-800-828-4040 (which is open from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (E.S.T.),
Monday through Friday, excluding holidays). Have your unit serial number and your date of purchase available when you
make the call to expedite service. In either case you will be directerd to ship the DV Camcorder, postage prepaid, to the
CUSA Center or Service Facility nearest to you. You must include a copy of the proof of purchase (bill of sale) and a
complete explanation of the problem. DV Camcorders covered by this limited warranty will be repaired and returned to you
without charge by the CUSA Center or the Service Facility. Repairs not under warranty will be at such cost as the CUSA
Center or Service Facility may from time to time generally establish.
This limited warranty covers all defects encountered in normal use of the DV Camcorder, and does not apply in the following
cases:
(a) Loss of or damage to the DV Camcorder due to abuse, mishandling, improper packaging by you, alteration, accident,
leaking batteries, exterior nicks, scratches or dents, electrical current fluctuations, failure to follow operating instructions,
maintenance and environmental instructions prescribed in CUSA’s instruction manual, or service performed by other than
a CUSA Center or Service Facility.
(b) Use of parts or supplies (other than those sold by CUSA) which cause damage to the DV Camcorder or cause abnormally
frequent service calls or service problems.
(c) If any DV Camcorder has had its serial number or dating altered or removed.
This limited warranty does not apply to accessories or consumables for the DV Camcorder, which are sold “AS IS”, without
warranty of any kind by CUSA.
Additional
Information
NO IMPLIED WARRANTY, INCLUDING ANY IMPLIED WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS
FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, APPLIES TO THE DV CAMCORDER AFTER THE APPLICABLE PERIOD OF
EXPRESS WARRANTY STATED ABOVE, AND NO OTHER EXPRESS WARRANTY OR GUARANTY, EXCEPT
AS MENTIONED ABOVE, GIVEN BY ANY PERSON, FIRM OR CORPORATION WITH RESPECT TO THE DV
CAMCORDER SHALL BIND CUSA. (SOME STATES DO NOT ALLOW LIMITATIONS ON HOW LONG AN
IMPLIED WARRANTY LASTS, SO THE ABOVE LIMITATION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU) CUSA SHALL NOT
BE LIABLE FOR LOSS OF REVENUES OR PROFITS, EXPENSE FOR SUBSTITUTE EQUIPMENT OR
SERVICE, STORAGE CHARGES, LOSS OF DATA, OR ANY OTHER SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL OR
CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES CAUSED BY THE USE, MISUSE OR INABILITY TO USE THE DV
CAMCORDER, REGARDLESS OF THE LEGAL THEORY ON WHICH THE CLAIM IS BASED, AND EVEN IF
CUSA HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. NOR SHALL RECOVERY OF ANY
KIND AGAINST CUSA BE GREATER IN AMOUNT THAN THE PURCHASE PRICE OF THE DV CAMCORDER
SOLD BY CUSA AND CAUSING THE ALLEGED DAMAGE. WITHOUT LIMITING THE FOREGOING, YOU
ASSUME ALL RISK AND LIABILITY FOR LOSS, DAMAGE OR INJURY TO YOU AND YOUR PROPERTY AND
TO OTHERS AND THEIR PROPERTY ARISING OUT OF USE, MISUSE OR INABILITY TO USE THE DV
CAMCORDER NOT CAUSED DIRECTLY BY THE NEGLIGENCE OF CUSA. (SOME STATES DO NOT ALLOW
THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, SO THE ABOVE
LIMITATION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.) THIS LIMITED WARRANTY SHALL NOT EXTEND TO ANYONE
OTHER THAN THE ORIGINAL PURCHASER OF ANY DV CAMCORDER, OR THE PERSON FOR WHOM IT
WAS PURCHASED AS A GIFT, AND STATES YOUR EXCLUSIVE REMEDY.
This limited warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights which vary from state to state.
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CANON CONSUMER DIGITAL VIDEO EQUIPMENT LIMITED
WARRANTY
The limited warranty set forth below is given by Canon Canada Inc. (“Canon Canada”) with respect to Canon digital video equipment
purchased in Canada. This limited warranty is only effective upon presentation of a bill of sale or other proof of purchase for this Canon
digital video equipment to a Canon Service Facility when repairs are required.
Canon consumer video digital equipment is warranted under normal, non-commercial, personal use, against defective materials or
workmanship as follows:
Parts: Defective parts will be exchanged for new parts or, at Canon Canada’s option, comparable rebuilt parts for a period of one year
from the date of original purchase, except Video Heads which will be exchanged for a period of 3 months from the date of purchase.
Labour: For a period of one year from the date of original purchase, labour will be provided free of charge by our Canon Service
Facilities in Canada.
This limited warranty covers all defects except where:
(a) The loss or damage to the product results from:
i) accident, natural disaster, mishandling, abuse, neglect, unauthorized product modification or failure to follow instructions
contained in the instruction manual;
ii) the use of accessories, attachments, products, supplies, parts or devices with this Canon product that do not conform to
Canon specifications or that cause abnormally frequent service problems;
iii) repairs or services performed by any party other than a Canon Service Facility;
iv) defective batteries or any exposure to water, sand or dirt;
v) shipping (claim must be presented to the shipper);
(b) Any serial number on the video equipment is altered or removed.
(c) The digital video equipment is used for commercial, professional or industrial purposes.
This limited warranty does not cover the cabinet (exterior finish) of the digital video equipment, video cassette tapes, head cleanings,
nor does it apply to digital video equipment purchased outside Canada.
TO OBTAIN WARRANTY SERVICE
Ship your Canon digital video equipment in its original carton, box or equivalent, properly packed, fully insured with shipping charges
prepaid, together with a copy of your bill of sale or other proof of purchase and a description of the problem to any of the Canon
Service Facilities in Canada.
LIMITATIONS
Except as otherwise required by applicable legislation, this warranty is in lieu of all other warranties, conditions, guarantees or
representations, express or implied, statutory or otherwise, relative to this Canon product, including implied warranties or conditions of
merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.
Canon Canada assumes no liability for special, consequential or incidental damages or loss that may arise, whether on account of
negligence or otherwise, from the use, misuse or inability to use this Canon product (including loss of profit, revenue, video tapes or
enjoyment) or from failure to conform to any express or implied warranties, conditions, guarantees or representations. Any recovery
under this limited warranty shall not exceed the purchase price of the product. Canon Canada does not assume or authorize any other
person to assume for Canon Canada any other liability with respect to this Canon product.
This warranty does not extend to any person other than the original purchaser of this Canon product or the person for whom it was
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Additional
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NOTICE TO CONSUMER
If you plan to take important videos or if the product has not been used for some time, please check all functions with the instruction
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