Canon MVX200 Instruction manual

PUB.DIE-202
Digital Video Camcorder
Instruction Manual
English
Introduction
Basic Functions
Advanced
Functions
Editing
Using a
Memory Card
Mini
Digital
Video
Cassette
Direct
Printing
Please read also the following instruction
manuals.
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DV Network Software
Instruction Manual
Version 2
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(Installation and Preparation)
Transferring
Images
• Digital Video Software
• DV Network Software
This instruction manual explains how to install the software, connect the
camcorder to a computer, and download images from a memory card to a
computer. For more detailed operational instructions, refer to the PDF format
manual provided on the DIGITAL VIDEO SOLUTION DISK For Windows or
DIGITAL VIDEO SOLUTION DISK For Macintosh.
If you are using Windows operating system, use the supplied
DIGITAL VIDEO SOLUTION DISK For Windows.
If you are using Macintosh operating system, use the supplied
DIGITAL VIDEO SOLUTION DISK For Macintosh.
This manual covers the installation and the connection procedures only.For
more operating instructions, refer to the PDF format manual provided on the
DIGITAL VIDEO SOLUTION DISK For Windows.
Additional
Information
This software is for use with Windows® XP only.
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Important Usage Instructions
WARNING:
TO REDUCE THE RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK, DO NOT REMOVE COVER (OR
BACK). NO USER SERVICEABLE PARTS INSIDE. REFER SERVICING TO
QUALIFIED SERVICE PERSONNEL.
WARNING:
TO REDUCE THE RISK OF FIRE OR ELECTRIC SHOCK, DO NOT EXPOSE THIS
PRODUCT TO RAIN OR MOISTURE.
CAUTION:
TO REDUCE THE RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK AND TO REDUCE ANNOYING
INTERFERENCE, USE THE RECOMMENDED ACCESSORIES ONLY.
CAUTION:
DISCONNECT THE MAINS PLUG FROM THE SUPPLY SOCKET WHEN NOT IN USE.
CA-570 identification plate is located on the bottom.
• Use of CV-150F/CV-250F DV cable is necessary to comply with the technical requirement
of EMC Directive.
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Using this Manual
Thank you for purchasing the Canon MVX250i/MVX200i/MVX200. Please read this
manual carefully before you use the camcorder and retain it for future reference.
Change the display language before you begin (
E
75).
Symbols and References Used in This Manual
❍
: Additional topics that complement the basic operating procedures.
: Reference page number.
Capital letters are used to refer to buttons on the camcorder or the wireless controller.
[ ] are used to refer to menu items displayed on the screen.
“Screen” refers to the LCD and the viewfinder screen.
Please note that the illustrations mainly refer to the MVX250i.
Introduction
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: Precautions related to the camcorder operation.
Setting the Time Zone, Date and Time
Set the time zone, date and time when you first start using your camcorder, or when
you have replaced the backup battery.
Operating modes (see below)
Menu item and its default setting
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Setting the Time Zone/Daylight Saving Time
CAMERA
(
38)
SYSTEM
PLAY (VCR)
CARD CAMERA
CARD PLAY
T.ZONE/DST•••PARIS
1. Press the MENU button to open the menu.
2. Turn the SET dial to select [SYSTEM] and press the
SET dial.
3. Turn the SET dial to select [T.ZONE/DST] and press
the SET dial.
Basic Functions Preparations
Button and switches to be operated
The time zone setting appears (see table on the next page). The default setting is Paris.
Operating Mode
CAMERA
PLAY (VCR)
CARD CAMERA
CARD PLAY
POWER Switch
CAMERA
PLAY (VCR)
CAMERA
PLAY (VCR)
CAMERA
: Function can be used in this mode.
CAMERA
: Function cannot be used in this mode.
TAPE/CARD Switch
b (TAPE)
b (TAPE)
(CARD)
(CARD)
Trademark Acknowledgements
• Canon and Bubble Jet are registered trademarks of Canon Inc.
• D is a trademark.
•
is a trademark.
• Windows® is either a registered trademark or trademark of Microsoft Corporation in the United States
and/or other countries.
• Macintosh and Mac OS are trademarks of Apple Computer, Inc., registered in the United States and
other countries.
• Other names and products not mentioned above may be registered trademarks or trademarks of their
respective companies.
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Table of Contents
Introduction
Important Usage Instructions ........................................................................................2
Using this Manual ..........................................................................................................3
Checking Supplied Accessories ......................................................................................6
Components Guide ........................................................................................................7
Basic Functions
Preparations
Preparing the Power Supply........................................................................................11
Loading/Unloading a Cassette ....................................................................................14
Installing the Backup Battery ......................................................................................15
Preparing the Camcorder ............................................................................................16
Using the Wireless Controller......................................................................................18
Setting the Time Zone, Date and Time......................................................................19
Recording
Recording Movies on a Tape ......................................................................................22
Zooming ........................................................................................................................27
Tips for Making Better Videos ....................................................................................29
Playback
Playing Back a Tape ......................................................................................................30
Adjusting the Volume ..................................................................................................32
Playing Back on a TV Screen........................................................................................33
Advanced Functions
Menus and Settings ......................................................................................................37
Recording
Using the Recording Programs....................................................................................44
Using the Night Modes ................................................................................................47
Skin Detail Function......................................................................................................49
Adjusting Exposure Manually......................................................................................50
Adjusting the Focus Manually ....................................................................................51
Setting the White Balance ..........................................................................................53
Setting the Shutter Speed............................................................................................55
Using the Self-Timer......................................................................................................57
Changing the Recording Mode (SP/LP) ......................................................................58
Audio Recording ..........................................................................................................59
Using Digital Effects......................................................................................................61
Playback
Magnifying the Image ................................................................................................68
Displaying the Data Code ..........................................................................................69
End Search......................................................................................................................71
Returning to a Pre-marked Position ..........................................................................72
Date Search ....................................................................................................................73
Other Functions
Customizing the Camcorder ........................................................................................74
Changing
the Display Language ................................................................................75
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Changing the Remote Sensor Mode ..........................................................................76
Other Camcorder Settings ..........................................................................................77
Using the VFL-1 Video Flash Light (Optional)..........................................79
Editing
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Recording to a VCR or Digital Video Device ............................................................81
Recording from Analog Video Devices
(VCR, TV or Camcorder)............................................................................................83
Recording from Digital Video Devices (DV Dubbing)..............84
Converting Analog Signals into Digital Signals
(Analog-Digital Converter) ......................................................................................86
Audio Dubbing..............................................................................................................88
Connecting to a Computer Using a DV (IEEE1394) Cable ......................................91
Inserting and Removing a Memory Card ..................................................................92
Selecting the Image Quality/Size ................................................................................93
File Numbers ..................................................................................................................95
Recording Still Images on a Memory Card ................................................................96
Reviewing a Still Image Right after Recording ......................................................100
Recording Motion JPEG Movies on a Memory Card..............................................101
Selecting the Focusing Point ....................................................................................103
Selecting the Drive Mode ..........................................................................................104
Recording Panoramic Images (Stitch Assist Mode) ................................................106
Playing Back a Memory Card ....................................................................................108
Protecting Images ......................................................................................................111
Erasing Images ............................................................................................................112
Combining Images (Card Mix) ..................................................................................113
Formatting a Memory Card ......................................................................................117
Creating a Start-up Image ........................................................................................118
Introduction
Using a Memory Card
Direct Printing
Printing Still Images ....................................................................................................119
Selecting the Print Settings........................................................................................122
Trimming Settings ......................................................................................................127
Printing with Print Order Settings ............................................................................128
Transferring Images
Connecting to a Computer Using a USB Cable ......................................................130
Direct Transfer Windows OS Only ..............................................................................131
Selecting Images for Transfer (Transfer Order) ......................................................134
Additional Information
About the NETWORK Mode ....................................................................................135
Screen Displays ............................................................................................................136
List of Messages ..........................................................................................................139
Maintenance/Others ..................................................................................................142
Troubleshooting ..........................................................................................................148
System Diagram ..........................................................................................................151
Optional Accessories ..................................................................................................152
Specifications ..............................................................................................................155
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Checking Supplied Accessories
CA-570 Compact
Power Adapter
(incl. power cord)
NB-2LH Battery Pack
Lithium Button
Battery CR1616
WL-D83 Wireless
Controller
Two AA (R6) Batteries
Lens Cap and Lens
Cap Cord
SS-900 Shoulder Strap
STV-250N Stereo
Video Cable
PC-A10 SCART
Adapter*
IFC-300PCU USB Cable SDC-8M SD Memory
Card (containing
sample images)
* Not supplied in Oceania and China.
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DIGITAL VIDEO
SOLUTION DISK
For Windows
For Macintosh
Components Guide
MVX250i/MVX200i/MVX200
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REC SEARCH + button ( 26) /
(fast forward) button ( 30) /
CARD + button ( 108)
FOCUS button ( 51) /
(play/pause) button (
REC SEARCH – button ( 26) /
(record review) button ( 26) /
(rewind) button ( 30) /
CARD – button ( 108)
30)
NIGHT MODE button ( 47) /
(stop) button ( 30)
71)
CARD
DIGITAL EFFECTS
button ( 61)
DRIVE MODE button ( 104) /
REC PAUSE button* ( 83)
(self-timer)
button ( 57) /
DATA CODE
button ( 69)
CARD MIX button ( 113) /
(stitch assist) button ( 106) /
SLIDE SHOW button ( 109)
LCD screen (
Introduction
EXP button ( 50) /
END SEARCH button (
DIGITAL EFFECTS
ON/OFF button ( 61)
BATTERY RELEASE button
( 11)
22)
TAPE/CARD switch (
3)
b Using a tape
OPEN
button(
Using a memory card
22)
Battery attachment unit
( 11)
Serial number
Card access indicator (
Memory card slot (
Backup battery
compartment (
SET dial (
96)
92)
15)
37)
MENU button (
37)
* MVX250i/MVX200i only.
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Advanced Accessory shoe(
79, 154)
Accessory shoe (
Dioptric adjustment
lever ( 16)
(print/share) button (
PHOTO button (
Viewfinder protect
cover ( 143)
120, 131)
96)
Zoom lever (
27)
Program selector (
Viewfinder (
153)
45)
16)
Easy recording
Program AE
Strap mount (
17)
Built-in speaker (
Start/stop button
( 22, 101)
Grip belt (
Power switch (
POWER
CAMERA
)
PLAY (VCR
NETWORK
3, 135)
CAMERA
OFF
PLAY(VCR)
NETWORK
Strap mount (
32)
16)
17)
Cassette compartment (
OPEN/EJECT
switch (
Cassette compartment
cover ( 14)
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14)
14)
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Assist lamp (White LED)*
( 47)
Terminal cover
Remote sensor (
18)
Stereo microphone (
88)
Terminal cover
MIC terminal* (
60, 88)
S-video terminal (
35)
S
DV terminal (
AV terminal ( 32) /
(phones) terminal
( 32, 60)
USB terminal (
81, 91)
DV
119, 130)
CHARGE indicator (
DC IN terminal (
11)
11)
Tripod socket (
29)
* MVX250i only.
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WL-D83 Wireless Controller
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!0
!1
!2
!3
!4
!5
START
/STOP
PHOTO
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SELF T. D.EFFECTS
ZOOM
T
MENU
TV SCREEN ON/OFF
SET
DATA CODE SLIDE SHOW
CARD
DATE SEARCH
ZERO SET
MEMORY REW
PLAY
12bit
AUDIO OUT
STOP
AUDIO DUB. PAUSE
SLOW
q Zoom buttons ( 27)
w Select buttons ( 37)
e PHOTO button ( 96)
r START/STOP button ( 22, 101)
t SELF T. button ( 57)
y D. EFFECTS button, ON/OFF button (
u TV SCREEN button ( 136)
i DATA CODE button ( 69)
o DATE SEARCH -/+ buttons ( 73)
!0 ZERO SET MEMORY button ( 72)
!1 12bit AUDIO OUT button ( 90)
!2 AUDIO DUB. button ( 89)
!3 REC PAUSE button ( 83)*
!4 AV DV button ( 87)*
!5 REMOTE SET button ( 76)
FF
@5
2
AV DV REMOTE SET
REC
PAUSE
WIRELESS CONTROLLER WL-D83
61)
!6
!7
!8
!9
@0
@1
@2
@3
@4
@6
@7
@8
@9
!6 Transmitter
!7 MENU button ( 37)
!8 SET button ( 37)
buttons ( 108)
!9 CARD
SLIDE
SHOW
button ( 109)
@0
REW
button
( 30)
@1
PLAY
button
(
30)
@2
FF
button
(
30)
@3
button ( 31)
@4
@5 STOP button ( 30)
button ( 31)
@6
@7 PAUSE button ( 31)
@8 SLOW button ( 31)
@9 2 button ( 31)
* MVX250i/MVX200i only.
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Preparing the Power Supply
Attaching the Battery Pack
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1. Turn the POWER switch to OFF.
2. Move the viewfinder upward.
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3. Attach the battery pack to the
camcorder.
POWER
CAMERA
OFF
PLAY(VCR)
NETWORK
• Remove the terminal cover of the battery
pack.
• Press lightly and slide it in the direction of
the arrow until it clicks.
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Charging the Battery Pack
1. Connect the power cord to the
adapter.
2. Plug the power cord into a power
outlet.
3. Connect the power adapter to the
camcorder’s DC IN terminal.
CHARGE
indicator
DC IN terminal
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The CHARGE indicator starts flashing. It
glows steadily when charging is complete.
4. When charging is complete,
disconnect the power adapter from
the camcorder. Unplug the power
cord from the power outlet and
disconnect it from the adapter.
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5. Remove the battery pack after use.
Press the BATTERY RELEASE button to remove the battery.
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Using a Household Power Source
The LCD screen's backlight is brighter when the camcorder is powered from a
household power source.
1. Turn the POWER switch to OFF.
2. Connect the power cord to the
power adapter.
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POWER
CAMERA
OFF
PLAY(VCR)
3. Plug the power cord into a power
outlet.
4. Connect the power adapter to the
camcorder’s DC IN terminal.
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❍ Turn off the camcorder before connecting or disconnecting the power adapter.
❍ If the adapter is used close to a TV, it may cause picture interference. Move the
adapter away from the TV or the aerial cable.
❍ Do not connect any products that are not expressly recommended to the
camcorder’s DC IN terminal or to the power adapter.
❍ You may hear some noise from the power adapter during use. This is not a
malfunction.
❍ Do not disconnect and reconnect the power cord while charging a battery
pack. Charging may stop. The battery pack may not be charged correctly even
if the CHARGE indicator glows steady. The battery pack may also not be
charged correctly when a power outage occurs during charging. Remove the
battery pack and attach it back to the camcorder.
❍ When the power adapter or battery pack is defective, the CHARGE indicator
flashes rapidly (at about 2 flashes/second) and charging stops.
❍ The CHARGE indicator informs you about the charge status.
0-50%:
Flashes once every second
More than 50%: Flashes twice every second
100%:
Glows steadily
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❍ Charging, Recording and Playback Times
Below times are approximate and vary according to the charging, recording or
playback conditions.
Charging Time
Max. Recording
Time
Typical Recording
Time*
Playback Time
Viewfinder
LCD
Viewfinder
LCD
NB-2LH
115 min.
115 min.
90 min.
65 min.
50 min.
105 min.
NB-2L
110 min.
95 min.
75 min.
50 min.
40 min.
85 min.
BP-2L12
180 min.
200 min.
150 min.
110 min.
85 min.
175 min.
BP-2L14
210 min.
240 min.
190 min.
135 min.
105 min.
220 min.
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* Approximate times for recording with repeated operations such as start/stop, zooming,
power on/off. Actual time may be shorter.
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❍ We recommend charging the battery pack in temperatures between 10 ˚C and
30 ˚C. Outside the temperature range of 0 ˚C to 40 ˚C, the CHARGE indicator
flashes rapidly and charging stops.
❍ A lithium ion battery pack can be charged at any charge state. Unlike
conventional battery packs, you do not need to completely use or discharge it
before charging.
❍ We recommend that you prepare battery packs 2 to 3 times longer than you
think you might need.
❍ To conserve battery charge, turn off the camcorder instead of leaving it in
record pause mode.
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Loading/Unloading a Cassette
Use only video cassettes marked with the D logo.
1. Slide and hold the OPEN/EJECT
switch and open the cassette
compartment cover.
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protection tab
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The cassette compartment opens
automatically.
2. Load/unload the cassette.
• Load the cassette with the window facing
the grip belt.
• Unload the cassette by pulling it straight
out.
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3. Press the P mark on the cassette
compartment until it clicks.
4. Wait for the cassette compartment to
retract automatically and close the
cassette compartment cover.
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❍ Do not interfere with the cassette compartment while it is opening or closing
automatically, or attempt to close the cover before the cassette compartment
has fully retracted.
❍ Be careful not to get your fingers caught in the cassette compartment cover.
If the camcorder is connected to a power source, cassettes can be loaded/
unloaded even if the POWER switch is set to OFF.
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Installing the Backup Battery
The backup battery allows the camcorder to retain date, time (
19) and other
camcorder settings while the power source is disconnected. Connect a power source to
the camcorder when replacing the backup battery to retain the settings.
1. Press the OPEN button to open the
LCD panel.
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2. Pull out the battery holder.
3. Place the lithium battery with the
+ side facing downward into the
battery holder.
5. Close the LCD panel.
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4. Insert the battery holder.
WARNING!
• The battery used in this device may present a fire or chemical burn hazard if
mistreated. Do not recharge, disassemble, heat above 100 °C or incinerate the
battery.
• Replace the battery with a CR1616 made by Panasonic, Hitachi Maxell, Sony,
Toshiba, Varta or Renata. Use of other batteries may present a risk of fire or
explosion.
• The used battery should be returned to the supplier for safe disposal.
❍ Do not pick up the battery using tweezers or other metal tools as this will
cause a short circuit.
❍ Wipe the battery with a clean dry cloth to ensure proper contact.
❍ Keep the battery out of reach of children. If it is swallowed, seek medical
assistance immediately. The battery case may break and the battery fluids may
damage stomach and intestines.
❍ Do not disassemble, heat or immerse the battery in water to avoid the risk of
explosion.
The backup battery has a life span of about a year. j flashes in red to inform
you that it needs to be replaced.
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Preparing the Camcorder
Adjusting the Viewfinder (Dioptric Adjustment)
1. Turn on the camcorder and keep
the LCD panel closed.
2. Pull out the viewfinder.
3. Adjust the dioptric adjustment
lever.
Attaching the Lens Cap
1. Attach the cord to the lens cap.
2. Pass the grip belt through the loop
on the cord.
Press the buttons on the lens cap when
attaching/removing it. Hook the lens cap
on the grip belt while you are recording,
and place it over the lens when you have
finished.
Fastening the Grip Belt
Hold the camcorder with your right
hand and adjust the belt with your
left.
Adjust the grip belt so that you can reach the
zoom lever with your index finger, and the
start/stop button with your thumb.
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Attaching the Shoulder Strap
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Using the Wireless Controller
Point it at the camcorder’s remote
sensor when you press the buttons.
Inserting Batteries
The wireless controller operates with two AA (R6) batteries.
1. Open the battery cover.
2. Insert the batteries following the +
and – markings.
Replace both batteries.
3. Close the battery cover.
❍ Camcorder and wireless controller are equipped with 2 remote sensor modes
(
76). If the wireless controller does not work, check if camcorder and
wireless controller are set to the same mode.
❍ The wireless controller may not work properly when the remote sensor is
subjected to strong light sources or direct sunlight.
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Setting the Time Zone, Date and Time
Set the time zone, date and time when you first start using your camcorder, or when
you have replaced the backup battery.
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Setting the Time Zone/Daylight Saving Time
CAMERA
(
37)
PLAY (VCR)
SYSTEM
CARD CAMERA
CARD PLAY
T.ZONE/DST•••PARIS
1. Press the MENU button to open the menu.
Basic Functions Preparations
2. Turn the SET dial to select [SYSTEM] and press the
SET dial.
3. Turn the SET dial to select [T.ZONE/DST] and press
the SET dial.
The time zone setting appears (see table on the next page). The default setting is Paris.
4. Turn the SET dial to select the setting option that represents your time
zone and press the SET dial.
To adjust for daylight saving time, select the time zone with the U next to the area.
Setting the Date and Time
CAMERA
(
37)
PLAY (VCR)
SYSTEM
CARD CAMERA
CARD PLAY
D/TIME SET••• 1.JAN.2004
12:00 PM
5. Turn the SET dial to select [D/TIME SET] and press
the SET dial.
The year display starts to flash.
6. Turn the SET dial to select the year, and press the
SET dial.
• The next part of the display starts flashing.
• Set the month, day, hours and minutes in the same way.
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7. Press the MENU button to close the menu and to
start the clock.
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19
4
20
18
24
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3
17
6
7
9
10
15
8
5
21
23
14
12
22
11
13
14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24
No. Time zone
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
Once you have set time zone, date and time, you do not need to reset the clock
each time you travel to another time zone. Just set the time zone to the one of
your destination, and the camcorder automatically adjusts the clock.
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Displaying Date and Time during Recording
You can display the date and time in the lower left corner of the screen.
CAMERA
(
37)
PLAY (VCR)
DISPLAY SETUP/
CARD CAMERA
CARD PLAY
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1. Press the MENU button to open the menu.
2. Turn the SET dial to select [DISPLAY SETUP/
press the SET dial.
] and
4. Turn the SET dial to select [ON].
5. Press the MENU button to close the menu.
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3. Turn the SET dial to select [D/T DISPLAY] and press
the SET dial.
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Recording Movies on a Tape
Before You Begin Recording
Make a test recording first to check if the camcorder operates correctly. Before you
make important recordings, clean the video heads (
143).
Recording
1. Remove the lens cap.
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2. Set the camcorder to CAMERA
mode.
Set the POWER switch to CAMERA and
the TAPE/CARD switch to b.
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POWER
CAMERA
OFF
PLAY(VCR)
NETWORK
3. Push the OPEN button at the LCD
panel and open the LCD panel.
POWER
4. Press the start/stop button to
begin recording.
CAMERA
)
PLAY (VCR
NETWORK
Press the start/stop button again to pause
recording.
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1. Turn the POWER switch to OFF.
2. Close the LCD panel and return the viewfinder into its initial position.
3. Replace the lens cap.
4. Unload the cassette.
5. Disconnect the power source.
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❍ Wait until the tape counter stops completely before you start recording.
❍ When you do not remove the cassette, you can record the next scene without
producing any noise or blank sections between the recordings even if you turn
the camcorder off.
❍ Bright light may make it difficult to use the LCD screen. In such case, use the
viewfinder instead.
❍
You can rotate the LCD panel. Make sure to open
the LCD panel at 90 degrees before rotating it.
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❍ When recording near loud sounds (such as fireworks, drums or concerts),
sound may become distorted or may be recorded not in the actual sound level.
❍ The camcorder will shut off after 5 minutes when left in record pause
mode to protect tape and video heads. “
AUTO POWER OFF” appears
20 seconds before shutoff. To continue recording, turn the POWER
switch to OFF and then back to CAMERA.
❍ About the LCD and viewfinder screen: The screens are produced with
extremely high-precision manufacturing techniques, with more than
99.99% of the pixels operating to specification. Less than 0.01% of the
pixels may occasionally misfire or appear as black or green dots. This
has no effect on the recorded image and does not constitute a
malfunction.
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Allowing the Subject to Monitor the LCD Screen
You can rotate the LCD panel so that the screen faces in the
same direction as the lens. The viewfinder switches on
allowing you to use the viewfinder while the subject can
monitor the screen.
The image appears mirror reversed (LCD MIRROR ON).
However, you can choose to display the image as it is being
recorded (LCD MIRROR OFF).
CAMERA
(
37)
PLAY (VCR)
DISPLAY SETUP/
CARD CAMERA
CARD PLAY
LCD MIRROR•••ON
1. Press the MENU button to open the menu.
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2. Turn the SET dial to select [DISPLAY SETUP/
press the SET dial.
] and
3. Turn the SET dial to select [LCD MIRROR] and press
the SET dial.
4. Turn the SET dial to select [OFF].
5. Press the MENU button to close the menu.
When [LCD MIRROR] is set to [ON], only tape or card operation and self-timer
displays appear on the LCD screen (all displays appear on the viewfinder screen).
Adjusting the Brightness of the LCD Screen
CAMERA
(
37)
PLAY (VCR)
DISPLAY SETUP/
CARD CAMERA
BRIGHTNESS•••–
CARD PLAY
+
1. Press the MENU button to open the menu.
2. Turn the SET dial to select [DISPLAY SETUP/
press the SET dial.
] and
3. Turn the SET dial to select [BRIGHTNESS] and press
the SET dial.
4. Turn the SET dial to adjust the brightness level.
5. Press the MENU button to close the menu.
Changing the brightness of the LCD screen does not affect that of the viewfinder
or the recordings.
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Screen Displays during Recording
e Remaining battery charge
q
w
e
r
The battery symbol indicates the charge
status of the battery pack.
E
t
q Time code
Indicates the recording time in hours,
minutes and seconds.
Indicates the remaining time of the tape
in minutes. b END flashes when the
tape reaches the end.
• When the time left is less than 15
seconds, the remaining tape time may
not appear.
• Depending on the type of the tape,
the indication may not be displayed
correctly.
r When j flashes
j flashes in red when the lithium
button battery is not installed, or when
it runs out.
Basic Functions Recording
w Remaining tape
• k starts flashing in red when the
battery pack is empty.
• When you attach an empty battery
pack, the power may turn off without
displaying k.
• The actual battery charge may not be
indicated accurately depending on the
condition under which battery pack
and camcorder are used.
t Recording reminder
The camcorder counts from 1 to 10
seconds when you start recording. This
is helpful to avoid scenes that are too
short.
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Reviewing and Searching when Recording
REC SEARCH – button/
v (record review) button
REC SEARCH + button
Record Review
CAMERA
PLAY (VCR)
CARD CAMERA
CARD PLAY
In record pause mode, this function allows you to review the last few seconds of your
recording to check if it has been recorded properly.
Press and release the c (record review) button.
The camcorder rewinds the tape, plays back the last few seconds,
and returns to record pause mode.
Record Search
CAMERA
PLAY (VCR)
CARD CAMERA
CARD PLAY
In record pause mode, this function allows you to play back the tape (forward or
reverse) to locate the point where you wish to begin recording.
Press and hold the REC SEARCH + button (forward) or –
button (reverse).
• Release the button at the point you wish to begin recording.
• The camcorder returns to record pause mode.
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Zooming
The camcorder automatically switches between optical zooming and digital zooming.
Image resolution is slightly lower with the digital zoom.
T
Zoom in
W
E
Zoom out
Zoom lever
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Optical Zoom
18× optical zoom
CAMERA
PLAY (VCR)
14× optical zoom
CARD CAMERA
CARD PLAY
Move the zoom lever toward W to zoom out (wideangle). Move it toward T to zoom in (telephoto).
Press the zoom lever slightly for a slow zoom. Press harder for a
faster zoom.
You can also use the T and W buttons on the wireless controller. However, you
cannot control the zoom speed.
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Digital Zoom
72×/360× digital zoom
56×/280× digital zoom
(72× in CARD CAMERA mode)
(56× in CARD CAMERA mode)
CAMERA
(
37)
PLAY (VCR)
CAMERA SETUP
CARD CAMERA
CARD PLAY
D.ZOOM•••••••72X
1. Press the MENU button to open the menu.
2. Turn the SET dial to select [CAMERA SETUP] and
press the SET dial.
3. Turn the SET dial to select [D.ZOOM] and press the
SET dial.
4. Turn the SET dial to select a setting option.
5. Press the MENU button to close the menu.
❍ Digital zoom cannot be used in the night modes.
❍ Digital zoom cannot be used when the multi-image screen is selected.
❍ A zoom indicator appears for 4 seconds. It extends in light blue when the
digital zoom is set to 72× (MVX250i) or 56× (MVX200i/MVX200), and extends
further in dark blue when set to 360× (MVX250i) or 280× (MVX200i/MVX200).
❍ Keep at least 1 m to the subject. At wide-angle, you can focus on a subject as
close as 1 cm.
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Tips for Making Better Videos
Holding the Camcorder
For maximum stability, grip the camcorder in your right hand and keep
your right elbow pressed against your body. If necessary, support the
camcorder with your left hand. Be careful that your fingers do not
touch the microphone or lens.
E
For More Stability
Put the camcorder on a table
Lie on your elbow
Use a tripod
Basic Functions Recording
Lean against a wall
Lighting
When recording outdoors, we
recommend recording with the sun
at your back.
❍ When using a tripod, do not leave the viewfinder exposed to direct sunlight as
it may melt (due to concentration of the light by the lens).
❍ Do not use tripods with fastening screws longer than 5.5 mm as it may
damage the camcorder.
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Playing Back a Tape
If the playback picture is distorted, clean the video heads using a Canon Head
Cleaning Cassette or a commercially available digital video head-cleaning cassette
(
143).
1. Set the camcorder to PLAY (VCR)
mode.
Set the POWER switch to PLAY (VCR) and
the TAPE/CARD switch to b.
q
POWER
CAMERA
)
PLAY (VCR
NETWORK
2. Open the LCD panel.
You can also close the LCD panel with the
screen facing outward.
e
r
3. Press the ` button to rewind the
tape.
t
4. Press the e/a button to begin
playback.
5. Press the 3 button to stop
playback.
w
❍ To use the viewfinder, close the LCD panel.
❍ About the screen display: During playback, the time code gives the hours,
minutes, seconds and frames. The remaining tape time may not appear when
the time left is less than 15 seconds.
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Special Playback Modes
E
REW
–/
PLAY
FF
STOP
+/
PAUSE SLOW
×2
e/a (Playback Pause)
To pause playback, press the e/a button during normal playback.
Plays back the tape at 11.5 times normal speed (forward or reverse). Press and hold
the button during normal playback or fast forward.
–/4a (Reverse Playback)
Basic Functions Playback
1 (Fast Forward Playback) / ` (Rewind Playback)
Press the button on the wireless controller during normal playback. Press the e (play)
button to return to normal playback.
+/ae (Frame Advance) / –/4a (Frame Reverse)
Plays back frame-by-frame. Press the button on the wireless controller repeatedly
during playback pause. Press and hold it to play back continuous frame advance/frame
reverse.
SLOW M (Slow Forward)/(Slow Reverse)
Plays back at about 1/3 normal speed. Press the button on the wireless controller
during normal or reverse playback. Press the e (play) button to return to normal
playback.
× 2 (Forward ×2 Playback)/(Reverse ×2 Playback)
Plays back at 2 times normal speed. Press the button on the wireless controller during
normal or reverse playback. Press the e (play) button to return to normal playback.
❍ There is no sound during special playback.
❍ The picture may become distorted during some special playback modes.
❍ The camcorder stops the tape automatically after 5 minutes in playback pause
mode to protect tape and video heads.
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Adjusting the Volume
When you use the LCD screen for playback, the camcorder plays back the sound via
built-in speaker. The built-in speaker does not sound when you close the LCD panel.
Use headphones when using the viewfinder.
Built-in speaker
H (phones) terminal
SET dial
When Using Headphones
The headphones terminal also serves as AV terminal. Headphones can only be used
when “H” is displayed on the screen. If not, change the setting following the
procedure below.
CAMERA
(
37)
PLAY (VCR)
VCR SETUP
CARD CAMERA
AV/PHONES
CARD PLAY
••AV
Open the menu and select [VCR SETUP]. Select [AV/PHONES H], set it to
[PHONES H] and close the menu.
❍ The built-in speaker does not sound when “H” is displayed.
❍ Do not connect headphones unless “H” is displayed as it produces noise.
Adjusting the Volume
CAMERA
PLAY (VCR)
CARD CAMERA
CARD PLAY
Turn the SET dial up to increase the volume, and down
to lower the volume.
• A volume bar appears for 2 seconds.
• You can turn off the volume completely by turning the SET dial
down until [OFF] appears. Turn the SET dial up to increase the volume again.
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Playing Back on a TV Screen
The AV terminal also serves as headphones terminal. When “H” is displayed on the
screen, change the setting following the procedure below.
CAMERA
(
37)
PLAY (VCR)
VCR SETUP
CARD PLAY
CARD CAMERA
AV/PHONES
E
••AV
Open the menu and select [VCR SETUP]. Select [AV/PHONES H], set it to
[AV] and close the menu.
TVs with SCART Terminal
Refer also to the TV or VCR instruction manual.
Basic Functions Playback
AV
STV-250N Stereo Video
Cable (supplied)
AUDIO AUDIO VIDEO
(R) (L/MONO)
Signal flow
PC-A10 SCART
Adapter
1. Turn off all devices before starting the connections.
2. Connect the PC-A10 SCART Adapter to the TV or VCR’s SCART terminal.
3. Connect the STV-250N Stereo Video Cable to the camcorder’s AV
terminal and the audio/video terminals on the SCART Adapter.
Connect the white plug to the white AUDIO terminal L (left), and the red plug to the
red AUDIO terminal R (right) and the yellow plug to the yellow VIDEO terminal.
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4. If connecting to a TV, set the input selector to VIDEO. If connecting to a
VCR, set the input selector to LINE.
The supplied PC-A10 SCART Adapter is for output only. For analog line-in
recording or analog-digital conversion, please use a SCART Adapter with input
capability (commercially available).
TVs with Audio/Video Terminals
Refer also to the TV or VCR instruction manual.
VIDEO
Signal flow
AUDIO
L
AV
STV-250N Stereo Video Cable
(supplied)
R
1. Turn off all devices before starting the connections.
2. Connect the STV-250N Stereo Video Cable to the camcorder’s AV
terminal and the audio/video terminals on the TV/VCR.
Connect the white plug to the white audio terminal L (left), the red plug to the red
audio terminal R (right) and the yellow plug to the yellow video terminal VIDEO.
3. If connecting to a TV, set the input selector to VIDEO. If connecting to a
VCR, set the input selector to LINE.
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TVs with S (S1)-Video Input Terminal
Refer also to the TV or VCR instruction manual.
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INPUT
Signal flow
S-150 S-video Cable (optional)
Signal flow
AV
S(S1)-VIDEO
VIDEO
AUDIO
L
R
Basic Functions Playback
STV-250N Stereo Video Cable
(supplied)
1. Turn off all devices before starting the connections.
2. Connect the S-150 S-video Cable (optional) to the S-video terminals.
3. Connect the STV-250N Stereo Video Cable to the camcorder’s AV
terminal and the audio terminals of the TV/VCR.
Connect the white plug to the white AUDIO terminal L (left), and the red plug to the
red AUDIO terminal R (right). Do not connect the yellow plug.
4. If connecting to a TV, set the input selector to VIDEO. If connecting to a
VCR, set the input selector to LINE.
❍ We recommend powering the camcorder from a household power source.
❍ The picture quality is higher when connecting to a TV with an S (S1) terminal.
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Selecting the Audio Output Channel
You can select the output channels when playing back a tape with audio recorded on
two channels.
CAMERA
(
37)
PLAY (VCR)
AUDIO SETUP
CARD CAMERA
CARD PLAY
OUTPUT CH••••L/R
1. Press the MENU button to open the menu.
2. Turn the SET dial to select [AUTO SETUP] and press
the SET dial.
3. Turn the SET dial to select [OUTPUT CH] and press
the SET dial.
4. Turn the SET dial to select a setting option.
• L/R: Stereo: L+R channels, Bilingual: Main+Sub.
• L/L: Stereo: L channel, Bilingual: Main.
• R/R:Stereo: R channel, Bilingual: Sub.
5. Turn the SET dial to select a setting option.
The setting resets to the L/R setting when you turn the camcorder off.
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Menus and Settings
Many of the camcorder’s advanced functions are selected from menus that appear on
the screen.
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SET dial
MENU button
Selecting Menus and Settings
1. Press the MENU button to open the menu.
3. Turn the SET dial to select a menu item and press the
SET dial.
Advanced Functions
2. Turn the SET dial to select a submenu and press the
SET dial.
4. Turn the SET dial to select a setting option.
5. Press the MENU button to close the menu.
When setting the white balance, shutter speed or language,
press the SET dial first before pressing the MENU button.
❍ Pressing the MENU button at any time closes the menu.
❍ Items that are not available appear in purple.
❍ You may find it more convenient to use the wireless controller to operate the
menu. Press the MENU button on the wireless controller to open or close the
menu. Use the select buttons in place of the SET dial and press the SET button
in place of pressing the SET dial.
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Menu and Default Settings
Default settings are shown in boldface.
CAMERA MENU
PLAY (VCR)
CAMERA
Submenu
\CARD MIX
Menu Item
MIX TYPE
ANIMAT. TYPE
CARD CAMERA
CARD PLAY
Setting Options
CARD CHROMA, CARD LUMI.,
CAM. CHROMA, C. ANIMATION
CORNER, STRAIGHT, RANDOM
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MIX LEVEL
CAMERA SETUP
SHUTTER
A.SL SHUTTER
D. ZOOM
IMG STAB i
MVX250i
OFF, 72×, 360×
ON, OFF
16:9
ON, OFF
DISPLAY SETUP/
56
MVX200i/MVX200
OFF, 56×, 280×
28
78
77
WHITE BAL.
AUTO, SET W, INDOOR T, OUTDOOR U
53
AUTO , RED-EYE
FLASH OFF
AUTO, OFF
79
NIGHT MODE*
AUDIO SETUP
55
(FLASH*)
(AF AST LAMP*)
VCR SETUP
AUTO, 1/50, 1/120, 1/250, 1/500, 1/1000,
1/2000
ON, OFF
NIGHT,
, FLASH ON
NIGHT+,
SKIN DETAIL
SOFT, NORMAL
STILL I. REC
OFF,
FINE,
,
80
S.NIGHT
47
49
NORMAL
97
REC MODE
SP, LP
58
AV/PHONES H
AV, PHONES H
60
WIND SCREEN
AUTO, OFF
59
AUDIO MODE
16bit, 12bit
59
H VOLUME
60
BRIGHTNESS
24
LCD MIRROR
ON, OFF
23
TV SCREEN
ON, OFF
136
D/T DISPLAY
ON, OFF
21
LANGUAGE
DEUTSCH, ENGLISH, ESPAÑOL, FRANÇAIS,
ITALIANO,
,
,
75
ON, OFF
78
DATE FORMAT
DEMO MODE
75
* MVX250i only.
( ): Appears when you attach the optional VFL-1 Video Flash Light and set it to
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ON.
Submenu
SYSTEM
Menu Item
WL. REMOTE
Setting Options
A1, A2, OFF B
76
BEEP
ON, OFF
77
T.ZONE/DST
See list of time zones.
19
D/TIME SET
MY CAMERA
S-UP SOUND
E
19
OFF, DEFAULT, MY SOUND
74
SHTR SOUND
OPER. SOUND
SELF-T SOUND
Advanced Functions
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PLAY (VCR) MENU
CAMERA
Submenu
VCR SETUP
AUDIO SETUP
CARD CAMERA
PLAY (VCR)
CARD PLAY
Menu Item
REC MODE*
SP, LP
Setting Options
58
AV/PHONES H
AV, PHONES H
32
AV \ DV OUT*
ON, OFF
87
OUTPUT CH
L/R, L/L, R/R
36
AUDIO DUB.*
AUDIO IN, MIC. IN
89
WIND SCREEN
AUTO, OFF
59
AUDIO MODE*
16bit, 12bit
59
12bit AUDIO
STEREO1, STEREO2, MIX/FIXED, MIX/VARI.
90
MIX BALANCE
CARD SETUP
DISPLAY SETUP/
90
IMG QUALITY
SUPER FINE, FINE, NORMAL
93
MOVIE SIZE
320 × 240, 160 × 120
94
FILE NOS.
RESET, CONTINUOUS
95
BRIGHTNESS
24
TV SCREEN
ON, OFF
136
DISPLAYS
ON, OFF <PLAYBK>
136
6SEC. DATE
ON, OFF
70
DATA CODE
DATE/TIME, CAMERA DATA, CAM. & D/T
69
D/TIME SEL.
DATE, TIME, DATE & TIME
69
LANGUAGE
DEUTSCH, ENGLISH, ESPAÑOL, FRANÇAIS,
ITALIANO,
,
,
75
DATE FORMAT
SYSTEM
75
WL. REMOTE
A1, A2, OFF B
76
BEEP
ON, OFF
77
T.ZONE/DST
See list of time zones.
19
D/TIME SET
MY CAMERA
S-UP SOUND
19
OFF, DEFAULT, MY SOUND
SHTR SOUND
OPER. SOUND
SELF-T SOUND
* MVX250i/MVX200i only.
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CARD CAMERA MENU
CAMERA
Submenu
CAMERA SETUP
PLAY (VCR)
CARD PLAY
CARD CAMERA
E
Menu Item
SHUTTER
Setting Options
AUTO, 1/50, 1/120, 1/250
55
A.SL SHUTTER
ON, OFF
56
D.ZOOM
MVX250i
MVX200i/MVX200
OFF, 72×
OFF, 56×
AUTO, SET W, INDOOR T, OUTDOOR U
29
79
(AF AST LAMP*)
AUTO , RED-EYE
FLASH OFF
AUTO, OFF
FOCUS PRI.
ON, OFF
103
ND
AUTO, OFF
97
WHITE BAL.
(FLASH*)
NIGHT MODE*
NIGHT,
NIGHT+,
, FLASH ON
,
53
80
S.NIGHT
47
SOFT, NORMAL
49
REVIEW
OFF, 2sec, 4sec, 6sec, 8sec, 10sec
100
IMG QUALITY
SUPER FINE, FINE, NORMAL
93
IMAGE SIZE
1280 × 960, 640 × 480
93
MOVIE SIZE
320 × 240, 160 × 120
94
FILE NOS.
RESET, CONTINUOUS
95
VCR SETUP
AV/PHONES H
AV, PHONES H
60
AUDIO SETUP
WIND SCREEN
AUTO, OFF
59
CARD SETUP
DISPLAY SETUP/
H VOLUME
60
BRIGHTNESS
24
LCD MIRROR
ON, OFF
23
TV SCREEN
ON, OFF
136
D/T DISPLAY
ON, OFF
21
LANGUAGE
DEUTSCH, ENGLISH, ESPAÑOL, FRANÇAIS,
ITALIANO,
,
,
75
DATE FORMAT
DEMO MODE
Advanced Functions
SKIN DETAIL
75
ON, OFF
* MVX250i only.
( ): Appears when you attach the optional VFL-1 Video Flash Light and set it to
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41
Submenu
SYSTEM
Menu Item
WL. REMOTE
Setting Options
A1, A2, OFF B
76
BEEP
ON, OFF
77
T.ZONE/DST
See list of time zones.
19
D/TIME SET
MY CAMERA
S-UP SOUND
19
OFF, DEFAULT, MY SOUND
SHTR SOUND
OPER. SOUND
SELF-T SOUND
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CARD PLAY MENU
CAMERA
Submenu
CARD
OPERATIONS
(Single Image
Display)
Menu Item
PRINT ORDERS
ALL ERASE
TRANS. ORDERS
ALL ERASE
IMAGE ERASE
FORMAT
CARD
OPERATIONS
(Index Screen)
CARD CAMERA
PLAY (VCR)
129
NO, YES
134
CANCEL, SINGLE, ALL
112
CANCEL, EXECUTE
117
111
PRINT ORDER
128
\
TRANSFER ORDER
VCR SETUP
AV/PHONES H
DISPLAY SETUP/
BRIGHTNESS
134
AV, PHONES H
TV SCREEN
ON, OFF
136
DISPLAYS
ON, OFF <PLAYBK>
136
D/TIME SEL.
DATE, TIME, DATE & TIME
69
LANGUAGE
DEUTSCH, ENGLISH, ESPAÑOL, FRANÇAIS,
ITALIANO,
,
,
75
75
WL. REMOTE
A1, A2, OFF A
76
BEEP
ON, OFF
77
T.ZONE/DST
See list of time zones.
19
D/TIME SET
19
CREATE START-UP IMAGE
118
SEL. S-UP IMG
NO IMAGE, CANON LOGO, MY IMAGE
75
S-UP SOUND
OFF, DEFAULT, MY SOUND
75
Advanced Functions
MY CAMERA
32
24
DATE FORMAT
SYSTEM
E
Setting Options
NO, YES
PROTECT
\
\
CARD PLAY
SHTR SOUND
OPER. SOUND
SELF-T SOUND
\
PRINT
Appears when connecting a printer with direct print function.
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Using the Recording Programs
Easy Recording Program
The camcorder adjusts focus, exposure and other settings
automatically, allowing you to just point and shoot.
Program AE Modes
Auto
The camcorder adjusts focus, exposure and other settings
automatically. However, you have the option of adjusting the
settings manually.
Sports
Use this mode to record sports scenes (such as tennis or golf) or
moving objects (such as roller coasters).
Portrait
Use this mode to give accent to your subject by blurring the
background or foreground. The blur effect increases the more you
zoom to telephoto.
Spotlight
Use this mode to record spotlit scenes or fireworks.
Sand & Snow
Use this mode in bright places such as a sunny beach or ski resort. It
prevents the subject from being underexposed.
Low Light
Use this mode to record in dimly lit places.
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[
E
Program Selector
Availability of Functions in Each Mode:
Recording Program
Digital Zoom
[
h
h
ON
h
Focus
A
h
White Balance
A
h
Shutter Speed
A
Exposure Lock
×
h
Digital Effects
×
h
16:9
×
h
Card Mix
×
h
Image Stabilizer
A
h
Advanced Functions Recording
A: Auto setting h: Available ×: Not available
Shaded area : Can be used only in CAMERA mode.
Selecting the Easy Recording Program
CAMERA
PLAY (VCR)
CARD CAMERA
CARD PLAY
Set the program selector to [.
“[” appears.
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Selecting the Program AE Mode
CAMERA
PLAY (VCR)
CARD CAMERA
CARD PLAY
1. Set the program selector to Q.
2. Press the SET dial.
A list of the program AE modes appears.
3. Select a mode and press the SET dial.
The symbol of the mode appears on the upper left corner of the
screen.
❍ The setting resets to the Auto mode when you change the position of the
program selector.
❍ Do not change the mode during recording as the brightness of the image may
change abruptly.
❍ Sports/Portrait mode:
The picture may not appear smooth when played back.
❍ Sand & Snow mode:
- The subject may become overexposed in dark surroundings. Check the
image on the screen.
- The picture may not appear smooth when played back.
❍ Low Light mode:
- Moving subjects may leave a trailing afterimage.
- Picture quality may not be as good as in other modes.
- The camcorder may have difficulty to focus automatically.
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Using the Night Modes
NIGHT
Allows you to record in dark places where lights cannot be
used, without sacrificing color.
NIGHT+
The assist lamp (white LED) lights up and stays on.
SUPER NIGHT Allows you to record in very dark places. The assist lamp
(white LED) lights up automatically responding to the
surrounding brightness.
Night Mode
E
Night+ Mode
Super Night Mode
NIGHT MODE button
Program selector
SET dial
MENU button
(
37)
PLAY (VCR)
CAMERA SETUP
CARD CAMERA
NIGHT MODE•••
CARD PLAY
Advanced Functions Recording
CAMERA
NIGHT+
1. Set the program selector to Q.
2. Open the menu and select [CAMERA SETUP]. Select [NIGHT MODE],
select a setting option and close the menu.
3. Press the NIGHT MODE button.
• The symbol of the selected mode appears on the screen.
• Pressing the NIGHT MODE button again resets the camcorder to the Auto mode.
1. Set the program selector to Q.
2. Press the NIGHT MODE button.
•"
" appears.
• Pressing the NIGHT MODE button again resets the camcorder to the Auto mode.
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❍ Moving subjects may leave a trailing afterimage.
❍ Picture quality may not be as good as in other modes.
❍ White points may appear on the screen.
❍ Autofocus may not work as well as in other modes. In such case, adjust the
focus manually.
❍ Digital zoom and multi-image screen cannot be used while a night mode is
activated.
❍ The program AE mode cannot be changed while a night mode is activated.
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Skin Detail Function
When shooting close-ups of people, the camcorder automatically softens details to
reduce the appearance of skin imperfections for a more complimentary appearance.
CAMERA
PLAY (VCR)
CAMERA SETUP
(
CARD CAMERA
E
CARD PLAY
SKIN DETAIL••NORMAL
37)
Open the menu and select [CAMERA SETUP]. Select [SKIN DETAIL], set it to
[SOFT] and close the menu.
❍ Skin detail function cannot be used when the program selector is set to [.
❍ To obtain the best effect, use this function when recording a person in
close-up. Note that areas similar to the skin color may lack in detail.
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Adjusting Exposure Manually
SET dial
EXP button
Exposure Lock
You can lock the exposure when recording in situations where the lighting may
change suddenly to control the brightness of the image.
CAMERA
PLAY (VCR)
CARD CAMERA
CARD PLAY
1. Set the program selector to Q.
2. Press the EXP button.
• “E.LOCK ±0” appears on the screen.
• When you operate the zoom during exposure lock, the
brightness of the image may change.
Exposure Adjustment
When the exposure is locked, you can adjust it manually to handle difficult lighting
conditions. The camcorder’s iris can be set to any position from fully closed to fully
open.
CAMERA
PLAY (VCR)
CARD CAMERA
Turn the SET dial to adjust the brightness of the image.
The adjustment range depends on the brightness at the time you
locked the exposure.
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Adjusting the Focus Manually
Autofocus may not work well on the following subjects. In such case, focus manually.
Subjects with low
contrast or without
vertical lines
Reflective
surfaces
Fast Moving
Subjects
Through
dirty or wet
windows
E
Night Scenes
SET dial
Zoom lever
Program selector
CARD
CAMERA
PLAY (VCR)
CARD CAMERA
1. Set the program selector to Q.
CARD PLAY
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FOCUS button
2. Adjust the zoom.
When you operate the zoom after adjusting the focus, the
subject may not stay in focus. Adjust the zoom before the focus.
3. Press the FOCUS button.
“MF” appears.
4. Turn the SET dial to adjust the focus.
• Turn the SET dial up or down until the image appears focused.
• Press the FOCUS button to return to autofocus.
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❍ The setting resets to autofocus when you switch the program selector to [.
❍ Readjust the focus when you have turned off the camcorder.
Infinity Focus
Use this function when you wish to focus on faraway subjects such as mountains or
fireworks.
Press the FOCUS button more than 2 seconds after step 2 in Adjusting the
Focus Manually.
“MF ∞” appears.
When you operate the zoom or turn the SET dial, “∞” disappears and the
camcorder changes to manual focus.
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Setting the White Balance
You can use the preset modes to reproduce colours more accurately, or set a custom
white balance to obtain the optimal setting.
AUTO
Auto white balance
SET W
Custom white balance setting
INDOOR T
Use this mode for recording under changing lighting condition, video
lights or sodium lamps.
OUTDOOR U
Use this mode for recording night scenes, fireworks, sunrise or sunset.
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White sheet or paper
Set dial
MENU button
Zoom lever
CAMERA
PLAY (VCR)
CAMERA SETUP
(
CARD CAMERA
Advanced Functions Recording
Program selector
CARD PLAY
WHITE BAL.•••AUTO
37)
1. Set the program selector to Q.
2. For custom white balance: Point the camcorder at a white object and
zoom in until it fills the whole screen.
Keep the camcorder zoomed at the white object until step 3 is completed.
3. Open the menu and select [CAMERA SETUP]. Select [WHITE BAL.], select
a setting option and close the menu.
When you have selected [SET W]: “W” flashes and stops flashing when settings is
complete.
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❍ Use the auto setting for normal outdoor scenes.
❍ When the program selector is set to [, white balance is preset to [AUTO].
❍ The camcorder retains the custom white balance setting even if you turn it off.
However, it resets to [AUTO] when you change the position of the TAPE/CARD
switch.
❍ When you have set the custom white balance:
- Depending on the light source, “W” may keep flashing. The result will still
be better than with the auto setting.
- Reset the white balance when the lighting condition changes.
- Turn off the digital zoom.
❍ Custom white balance may provide better results in the following cases:
- Changing lighting conditions
- Close-ups
- Subjects in a single colour (sky, sea or forest)
- Under mercury lamps or certain types of fluorescent lights
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Setting the Shutter Speed
You can adjust the shutter speed manually to make stable shots of fast moving
subjects.
CAMERA
(
37)
PLAY (VCR)
CAMERA SETUP
CARD CAMERA
E
CARD PLAY
SHUTTER••••••AUTO
1. Set the program selector to Q.
2. Set the program AE mode to the
(Auto) mode.
3. Open the menu and select [CAMERA SETUP].
4. Select [SHUTTER].
5. Select the shutter speed and press the SET dial.
CARD CAMERA Mode
AUTO
1/50
1/120
1/250
1/500
1/1000
1/2000
AUTO
1/50
1/120
1/250
6. Close the menu.
❍ If the shutter speed is set to 1/500 or higher in CAMERA mode and you switch
to CARD CAMERA mode, it automatically changes to 1/250.
❍ Do not point the camcorder directly at the sun when the shutter speed is set to
1/1000 or higher.
❍ The image may flicker when recording with high shutter speeds.
❍ The setting resets to the auto setting when you switch the program selector to
[, or change the program AE mode.
❍ Guidelines for Recording with High Shutter Speeds:
- Outdoor sports such as golf or tennis: 1/2000
- Moving objects such as cars or roller coasters: 1/1000, 1/500 or 1/250
- Indoor sports such as basketball: 1/120
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Auto Slow Shutter
In Easy Recording mode and when [SHUTTER] is set to [AUTO] in Auto mode, the
camcorder uses shutter speeds down to 1/25 in CAMERA mode and 1/12.5 in CARD
CAMERA mode. This allows you to record brightly in places with insufficient lighting.
However, you can set the camcorder not to use a slow shutter speed.
CAMERA
(
37)
PLAY (VCR)
CAMERA SETUP
CARD CAMERA
CARD PLAY
A.SL SHUTTER•ON
Open the menu and select [CAMERA SETUP]. Select [A.SL SHUTTER], set it
to [OFF] and close the menu.
❍ When set to [ON], moving subjects may leave a trailing afterimage.
❍ If “
” (camcorder shake warning) appears in CARD CAMERA mode, stabilise
the camcorder, for example, by mounting it on a tripod or placing it on a table.
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Using the Self-Timer
The self-timer can be used for recording movies and still images.
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PHOTO button
(self-timer) button
Start/stop button
CAMERA
PLAY (VCR)
CARD CAMERA
CARD PLAY
When recording movies
1. Press the
“
(self-timer) button.
DATA CODE
” appears.
POWER
• The camcorder starts recording after a 10-second countdown
(2 seconds when using the wireless controller). The count
down appears on the screen.
• To record a still image, press the PHOTO button (
96).
CAMERA
R)
PLAY (VC
NETWORK
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2. Press the start/stop button.
❍ To cancel the self-timer, press the
(self-timer) button. Once the countdown
has begun, you can also press the start/stop button (when recording movies) or
the PHOTO button (when recording still image) to cancel the self-timer.
❍ The self-timer will be cancelled when you turn off the camcorder.
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Changing the Recording Mode (SP/LP)
You can choose between SP (standard play) and LP (long play). LP extends the tape
usage by 1.5 times.
CAMERA
PLAY (VCR) *
CARD CAMERA
CARD PLAY
* MVX250i/MVX200i only.
(
37)
VCR SETUP
REC MODE•••••SP
To change to LP mode, open the menu and select [VCR SETUP]. Select [REC
MODE], set it to [LP] and close the menu.
❍ Tapes recorded in LP mode cannot be used for audio dubbing (
88).
❍ Depending on the nature and usage condition of the tape, picture and
sound recorded in LP mode may be distorted. We recommend using the
SP mode for important recordings.
❍ If you record in both SP and LP modes on the same tape, the playback picture
may become distorted and the time code may not be written correctly.
❍ If you play back a tape that has been recorded in LP mode with another digital
device on this camcorder, or vice versa, picture and sound may become
distorted.
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Audio Recording
Changing the Audio Mode
E
You can record sound in two audio modes—16-bit and 12-bit. The 12-bit mode records
sound on two channels (stereo 1), leaving 2 channels free (stereo 2) for adding new
sound later. Select the 16-bit mode for higher sound quality.
CAMERA
PLAY (VCR) *
CARD CAMERA
CARD PLAY
* MVX250i/MVX200i only.
(
37)
AUDIO SETUP
AUDIO MODE•••12bit
Open the menu and select [AUDIO SETUP]. Select [AUDIO MODE], set it to
[16bit] and close the menu.
“16bit” appears for approximately 4 seconds.
Wind Screen
CAMERA
(
37)
PLAY (VCR)
AUDIO SETUP
CARD CAMERA
CARD PLAY
WIND SCREEN••AUTO
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The camcorder reduces wind noise automatically. However, you can turn off the wind
screen when recording indoors, or when you want the microphone to be as sensitive
as possible.
Open the menu and select [AUDIO SETUP]. Select [WIND SCREEN], set it to
[OFF] and close the menu.
“WS |” appears when you turn the wind screen off.
❍ The wind screen function can only be used with the built-in microphone.
❍ The wind screen function can also be used for audio dubbing (when [AUDIO
DUB.] is set to [MIC. IN] in the [AUDIO SETUP] submenu).
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Using Headphones during Recording
The headphones terminal also serves as AV terminal. Headphones can only be used
when "H" is displayed on the screen. If not, change the setting following the
procedure below.
CAMERA
(
37)
PLAY (VCR)
AV/PHONES
VCR SETUP
CARD PLAY
CARD CAMERA
••AV
Open the menu and select [VCR SETUP]. Select [AV/PHONES H], set it to
[PHONES H ] and close the menu.
Adjusting the Headphone Volume
CAMERA
(
37)
PLAY (VCR)
AUDIO SETUP
CARD CAMERA
CARD PLAY
HVOLUME•••••
Open the menu and select [AUDIO SETUP]. Select [ H VOLUME], adjust the
volume with the SET dial and close the menu.
You can turn off the volume completely by turning the SET dial down until [OFF] appears.
Turn the SET dial up to increase the volume again.
Recording with an External Microphone
You can attach a commercially available
microphone or the optional DM-50 Directional
Stereo Microphone to the accessory shoe.
Refer also to the instruction manual of the
microphone.
1. Attach the microphone to the
accessory shoe.
2. When using a commercially available
microphone, connect it to the MIC
terminal.
❍ When recording in silent places, the built-in microphone may pick up the
motor noise of the camcorder. In such case, we recommend using an external
microphone.
❍ When using a commercially available microphone:
- Use a microphone with built-in power supply (condenser microphone).
Almost all stereo microphones with a plug diameter of 3.5 mm can be
connected. The audio level may differ from that of the built-in microphone.
Long
microphones may appear
on the screen.
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Using Digital Effects
Faders (
64)
Begin or end scenes with a fade to or from black.
Fade Trigger (FADE-T)
E
The image gradually fades in.
The image gradually fades out.
Wipe (WIPE)
The image begins as a vertical line in the
centre and expands sideways until it fills
the whole screen.
The image is wiped off from the sides of
the screen.
Corner Wipe (CORNER)
The image appears from the corners until
it fills the whole screen.
Jump (JUMP)
A small image appears from the left,
jumps into the centre and enlarges until
it fills the whole screen.
The image shrinks, jumps from the centre
to the left and disappears.
Flip (FLIP)
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The image is wiped off from the corners.
The image flips into the screen.
The image flips out of the screen.
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Puzzle (PUZZLE)
The image appears in 16 pieces. The
pieces move around until the puzzle is
solved.
The image is divided into 16 pieces. The
pieces move around and disappear.
Zigzag (ZIGZAG)
The image appears in zigzag from the
top of the screen.
Black stripes appear in zigzag from the
bottom of the screen until they cover the
whole image.
Beam (BEAM)
The screen turns yellow, forms a beam
that becomes thinner and the image
appears.
A yellow beam appears in the centre of
the screen and expands until it covers the
whole image.
Tide (TIDE)
The image appears from both sides like
tides.
The image disappears from both sides
like tides.
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Effects (
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Add flavour to your recordings.
Art (ART)
The image becomes like a
paint (solarization).
Mosaic (MOSAIC)
Black and White (BLK
& WHT)
Sepia (SEPIA)
The image becomes black
and white.
The image becomes
monochrome with a
brownish tint.
Ball (BALL)
Cube (CUBE)
The image is blurred
The image becomes like a
through enlarging the size ball.
of some pixels.
The image becomes a
cube and rotates.
Color Masking (COLOR M.) Mirror (MIRROR)
Both ends of the image
sway in waves.
The image becomes a
rhombus surrounded by a
masking frame that
changes the colours.
Creates a symmetrical
image as if there would
be a mirror in the centre
of the screen.
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Wave (WAVE)
Multi-Image Screen (
E
66)
Captures moving subjects in 4, 9 or 16 sequences of still images and displays them at
one time. Sound will be recorded normally.
4 Sequences
9 Sequences
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Availability of Digital Effects by Operating Modes:
CAMERA
PLAY (VCR)
CARD CAMERA
CARD PLAY
i
h
i
i
h
i
h
h*
i
h
i
h
i
i
Movies
Still Images
Faders
h
Effects
Multi-image
screen
h: Available i: Not available
* : Black and White only.
Selecting a Fader
In CAMERA mode, set the program selector to Q.
CAMERA
PLAY (VCR)
CARD CAMERA
1. Press the DIGITAL EFFECTS button.
[D.EFFECT |], [FADER], [EFFECT] and [MULTI-S] appear.
2. Select [FADER].
3. Select the fader option.
4. Press the DIGITAL EFFECTS button.
The name of the selected fader flashes.
CAMERA mode:
5. Fade in: In record pause mode, press the ON/OFF
button and begin recording by pressing the
start/stop button.
Fade out: During recording, press the ON/OFF button
and pause recording by pressing the start/stop button.
The fader can be activated/deactivated by pressing the ON/OFF button.
PLAY (VCR) mode:
5. Fade in: In playback pause mode, press the ON/OFF
button and begin playback by pressing the e/a
button.
Fade out: During playback, press the ON/OFF button
and pause playback by pressing the e/a button.
The fader can be activated/deactivated by pressing the ON/OFF button.
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CARD PLAY
Selecting an Effect
In CAMERA mode, set the program selector to Q.
CAMERA
PLAY (VCR)
CARD CAMERA
CARD PLAY
E
1. Press the DIGITAL EFFECTS button.
[D.EFFECT |], [FADER], [EFFECT] and [MULTI-S] appear.
2. Select [EFFECT].
3. Select the effect.
4. Press the DIGITAL EFFECTS button.
The name of the selected effect flashes.
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5. Press the ON/OFF button.
• The name of the selected effect stops flashing.
• The effect can be activated/deactivated by pressing the ON/OFF
button.
Selecting an Effect in CARD CAMERA Mode
CAMERA
PLAY (VCR)
CARD CAMERA
CARD PLAY
1. Press the DIGITAL EFFECTS button.
“BLK&WHT” flashes.
2. Press the ON/OFF button.
• “BLK&WHT” stops flashing.
• The effect can be activated/deactivated by pressing the ON/OFF
button.
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Using the Multi-Image Screen
You can operate the multi-image screen only in the following playback modes:
- When [S.SPEED] is set to [MANUAL]: Playback pause, slow forward/reverse playback
- When [S.SPEED] is set to [FAST], [MOD.] or [SLOW]: Playback pause
In CAMERA mode, set the program selector to Q.
CAMERA
PLAY (VCR)
CARD CAMERA
CARD PLAY
1. Press the DIGITAL EFFECTS button.
[D.EFFECT |], [FADER], [EFFECT] and [MULTI-S] appear.
2. Select [MULTI-S].
[S.SPEED] and [S.SPLIT] appears.
3. Select [S.SPEED].
[MANUAL], [FAST], [MOD.] and [SLOW] appear.
4. Select the transition speed.
Following transition speeds can be selected: fast (every 4 frames), moderate (every 6
frames*), slow (every 8 frames*).
* In Low Light mode: moderate (every 8 frames), slow (every 12 frames).
5. Select [MULTI-S] again.
[S.SPEED] and [S.SPLIT] appears.
6. Select [S.SPLIT].
[4], [9], [16] settings appear.
7. Select the number of sequences.
8. Press the DIGITAL EFFECTS button.
”MULTI-S“ flashes.
9. Press the ON/OFF button.
• MANUAL: Images will be captured each time you press the
ON/OFF button. The blue frame indicating the next sequence
disappears after the last image. To cancel the last captured
image, press and hold the ON/OFF button. To cancel the
multi-image screen, press and release the ON/OFF button.
• FAST, MODERATE, SLOW: The set number of images will be captured at the set speed.
To cancel the multi-image screen, press the ON/OFF button.
10.Press the start/stop button to begin recording.
The multi-image screen is recorded on the tape.
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❍ Turn off the digital effect when you do not use it.
Press the DIGITAL EFFECTS button to open the menu. Select [D.EFFECT |]
and press the DIGITAL EFFECTS button.
❍ The camcorder retains the setting even if you turn it off or change the program
AE mode.
❍ The image quality may be slightly lower with digital effects.
❍ Digital effects cannot be used in the following cases:
- When the program selector is set to [.
- During DV dubbing.
❍ Faders cannot be used when Card Mix is activated.
About the multi-image screen:
❍ The multi-image screen cannot be used in the following cases:
- In the night modes.
- When the 16:9 format is selected.
- When Card Mix is activated.
❍ In PLAY (VCR) mode: Pressing any tape operation button (such as play or
pause), or performing date search cancels the multi-image screen.
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Magnifying the Image
The playback image can be magnified up to 5 times.
Zoom lever
SET dial
CAMERA
PLAY (VCR)
CARD CAMERA
CARD PLAY
1. Move the zoom lever toward T.
• The image is magnified by 2 times.
• A frame appears indicating the position of the magnified area.
• To further enlarge the image, move the zoom lever toward T.
To shrink the image below 2 times magnification, move the zoom lever toward W.
2. Select the magnified area with the SET dial.
• Turn the SET dial to move the image to the right and left, or up
and down. Pressing the SET dial switches between the
directions.
• To cancel the magnification, move the zoom lever toward W until the frame
disappears.
Movies played back from a memory card cannot be magnified.
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Displaying the Data Code
The camcorder maintains a data code containing recording date and time and other
camera data such as shutter speed and exposure (f-stop). When you play back a tape,
you can display the data code and select the data code combination you wish to
display.
E
SET dial
MENU button
DATA CODE button
Selecting the Date/Time Display Combination
(
37)
PLAY (VCR)
DISPLAY SETUP/
CARD CAMERA
CARD PLAY
D/TIME SEL.••DATE & TIME
Open the menu and select [DISPLAY SETUP/
to [DATE] or [TIME] and close the menu.
]. Select [D/TIME SEL.], set it
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CAMERA
Selecting the Data Code Display Combination
CAMERA
(
37)
PLAY (VCR)
DISPLAY SETUP/
CARD CAMERA
CARD PLAY
DATA CODE••••DATE/TIME
Open the menu and select [DISPLAY SETUP/ ]. Select [DATA CODE], set it
to [CAMERA DATA] or [CAM. & D/T] and close the menu.
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Displaying the Data Code
CAMERA
PLAY (VCR)
CARD CAMERA
CARD PLAY
Press the DATA CODE button.
❍ The data code display turns off when you turn the camcorder off.
❍ Only date and time appear in CARD PLAY mode.
Six-Second Auto Date
Date and time appear for 6 seconds when you begin playback, or to indicate that date
or time zone has changed.
CAMERA
(
37)
PLAY (VCR)
DISPLAY SETUP/
CARD CAMERA
CARD PLAY
6SEC.DATE••••OFF
Open the menu and select [DISPLAY SETUP/
to [ON] and close the menu.
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]. Select [6SEC.DATE], set it
End Search
When you have played back a tape, you can use this function to locate the end of the
last recorded scene.
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END SEARCH button
CAMERA
PLAY (VCR)
CARD CAMERA
CARD PLAY
In stop mode, press the END SEARCH button.
❍ End search cannot be used once you unload the cassette.
❍ End search may not work properly if a blank section exists on the tape.
❍ You cannot use end search to locate the editing end of audio dubbing.
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• ”END SEARCH“ appears.
• The camcorder rewinds/fast forwards the tape, plays back the last few seconds of the
recording and stops the tape.
• Pressing the button again cancels the search.
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Returning to a Pre-marked Position
If you wish to return to a particular scene
later, mark the point with the zero set
memory and the tape will stop at that point
when you rewind/fast forward the tape.
This function is operated with the wireless
controller.
CAMERA
PLAY (VCR)
REW `
button
ZERO SET
MEMORY
button
PLAY e button
STOP 3 button
CARD CAMERA
1. Press the ZERO SET MEMORY button at the point
you wish to return to later.
• “0:00:00 ” appears.
• To cancel, press the ZERO SET MEMORY button again.
CARD PLAY
CARD
DATA CODE SLIDE SHOW
DATE SEARCH
ZERO SET
MEMORY REW
PLAY
12bit
AUDIO OUT
STOP
FF
2. When you have finished playback, rewind the tape.
• “` RTN” appears.
• The tape stops automatically at “0:00:00”.
• The tape counter changes to time code.
The zero set memory may not function correctly when the time code has not
been recorded consecutively.
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Date Search
You can locate the change of the date/time
zone with the date search function.
This function is operated with the wireless
controller.
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DATE SEARCH +/buttons
STOP 3 button
CAMERA
PLAY (VCR)
CARD CAMERA
Press the + or - button to begin searching.
• Press more than once to search for further date changes (up to 10
times).
• Press the STOP 3 button to stop searching.
CARD PLAY
DATA CODE SLIDE SHOW
CARD
DATE SEARCH
ZERO SET
MEMORY REW
PLAY
12bit
AUDIO OUT
STOP
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❍ A recording of longer than a minute per date/area is required.
❍ Date search may not function if the data code is not correctly displayed.
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Customizing the Camcorder
You can personalise your camcorder by customizing the start-up image and the sound
it makes for start-up, shutter, operation and self-timer (collectively called the My
Camera settings).
Changing the My Camera Settings
CAMERA
(
37)
MY CAMERA
PLAY (VCR)
CARD CAMERA
CARD PLAY
SEL.S–UP IMG•CANON LOGO
S–UP SOUND•••DEFAULT
SHTR SOUND•••DEFAULT
OPER. SOUND••DEFAULT
SELF–T SOUND•DEFAULT
1. Open the menu and select [MY CAMERA].
2. Select the menu item you wish to change.
When selecting a start-up image, set the camcorder to CARD PLAY mode.
3. Select a setting option and close the menu.
❍ You can save your original images, or the images and sounds contained in the
supplied software (ZoomBrowser EX for Windows or ImageBrowser for
Macintosh) to the setting options [MY IMAGE] and [MY SOUND]. For details,
refer to the Digital Video Software Instruction Manual.
❍ You can also create original start-up images (
118).
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Changing the Display Language
The language used in the camcorder displays and menu items can be changed to
German, Spanish, French, Italian, Russian, Simplified Chinese or Japanese.
CAMERA
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DISPLAY SETUP/
CARD CAMERA
LANGUAGE
E
CARD PLAY
•••ENGLISH
To change the display language, open the menu and select [DISPLAY
SETUP/ ]. Select [LANGUAGE ], select a language and close the menu.
If you have mistakenly changed the language, follow the
menu item to change the setting.
mark next to the
Changing the Date Format
You can select between three date formats. For example, [1. JAN. 2004], [JAN. 1, 2004]
and [2004. 1. 1].
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DISPLAY SETUP/
CARD CAMERA
CARD PLAY
DATE FORMAT•• 1.JAN.2004
Open the menu and select [DISPLAY SETUP/
select a format and close the menu.
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Changing the Remote Sensor Mode
Two remote sensor modes and an off setting are available to prevent interference
from other Canon wireless controllers being used nearby.
Turning the Remote Sensor Off
CAMERA
PLAY (VCR)
SYSTEM
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CARD PLAY
CARD CAMERA
WL.REMOTE••••
1
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Open the menu and select [SYSTEM]. Select [WL.
REMOTE], set it to [OFF B] and close the menu.
“B“ appears.
Changing the Remote Sensor Mode
CAMERA
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PLAY (VCR)
SYSTEM
CARD PLAY
CARD CAMERA
WL.REMOTE••••
1
1. On the camcorder, open the menu and select
[SYSTEM]. Select [WL. REMOTE], set it to [A 2] and
close the menu.
The selected mode appears for a few seconds.
2. On the wireless controller, press and hold the
REMOTE SET button. Press the ZOOM T button for
mode 2. Keep the button pressed for over 2 seconds.
If you have set the camcorder to mode 1, press the ZOOM W
AUDIO DUB. PAUSE
SLOW
2
AV DV REMOTE SET
REC
PAUSE
WIRELESS CONTROLLER WL-D83
button for mode 1.
START
/STOP
PHOTO
SELF T. D.EFFECTS
TV SCREEN ON/OFF
W
ZOOM
T
MENU
SET
❍ The wireless controller returns to mode 1 when you replace the batteries.
Change the mode if necessary.
❍ Make sure that camcorder and wireless controller are set to the same mode.
Display the camcorder’s mode by pressing any button on the wireless controller
(except of the REMOTE SET button) and set the wireless controller’s mode to
the same mode. Change the batteries if the wireless controller still does not
work.
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Other Camcorder Settings
Beep
You will hear a beep upon camcorder operations such as power on/off, start/stop, selftimer countdown, and unusual conditions of the camcorder.
If you turn off the beep, all camcorder sounds including the ones of the My Camera
settings will be turned off.
CAMERA
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PLAY (VCR)
SYSTEM
CARD CAMERA
E
CARD PLAY
BEEP•••••••••ON
To turn the beep off, open the menu and select [SYSTEM]. Select [BEEP],
set it to [OFF] and close the menu.
Recording in 16:9 (Widescreen TV Recording)
CAMERA
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PLAY (VCR)
CAMERA SETUP
CARD CAMERA
CARD PLAY
16:9•••••••••OFF
Advanced Functions Other Functions
The camcorder uses the full width of the CCD providing high-resolution 16:9
recording. When you turn off the image stabilizer, you will get a larger horizontal
angle of view.
To switch 16:9 on, open the menu and select [CAMERA SETUP]. Select
[16:9], set it to [ON] and close the menu.
”16:9” appears.
❍ The 16:9 mode cannot be selected in the Easy Recording mode.
❍ The multi-image screen cannot be used when the 16:9 format is selected.
❍ Simultaneous recording on a memory card cannot be used when the 16:9
format is selected.
❍ If you play back a 16:9 recording on a normal TV, the image appears vertically
compressed.
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Turning Off the Image Stabilizer
The image stabilizer compensates for camcorder shake even at full telephoto. It tries
to compensate for horizontal movements; therefore, you may decide to turn it off
when you mount the camcorder on a tripod.
CAMERA
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CAMERA SETUP
CARD CAMERA
IMG STAB
CARD PLAY
•••ON
Open the menu and select [CAMERA SETUP]. Select [IMG STAB i], set it
to [OFF] and close the menu.
”i“ disappears.
❍ The image stabilizer cannot be turned off when the program selector is set to
[.
❍ The image stabilizer is designed to compensate a normal degree of camcorder
shake.
❍ The image stabilizer might not be as effective when using the night modes.
Demonstration Mode
The demonstration mode displays the camcorder’s main features. It starts
automatically when you leave the camcorder turned on without loading a recording
media for more than 5 minutes. However, you can set the camcorder not to start the
demonstration mode.
CAMERA
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PLAY (VCR)
DISPLAY SETUP/
CARD CAMERA
CARD PLAY
DEMO MODE••••ON
Open the menu and select [DISPLAY SETUP/
it to [OFF] and close the menu.
]. Select [DEMO MODE], set
To cancel the demo mode once it has begun, press any button, turn off the
camcorder or load a recording media.
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Using the VFL-1 Video Flash Light (Optional)
The video flash light attaches to the camcorder‘s
advanced accessory shoe for
cable-free operation and is powered by the camcorder's power supply.
The video light can be used for recording movies and still images, and the flash for
recording still images. As a flash, it can be set to fire automatically or act as a pre-flash
to reduce the red-eye effect.
For how to attach the video flash light and how to use the video light, refer to the
VFL-1 Video Flash Light instruction manual.
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Selecting the Flash Mode
AUTO
The flash fires automatically according to the brightness of the
subject.
RED-EYE
The flash fires automatically according to the brightness of the
subject, and fires a pre-flash for red-eye reduction.
FLASH ON
The flash always fires.
FLASH OFF
The flash does not fire. Use this setting in places where flash
photography is prohibited.
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CAMERA SETUP
CARD PLAY
CARD CAMERA
FLASH••••••••AUTO
1. Set the video flash light’s POWER switch to
ON.
2. Open the menu and select [CAMERA SETUP]. Select [FLASH], select a
setting option and close the menu.
The symbol of the selected flash mode appears on the screen. “
4 seconds.
Advanced Functions Other Functions
CAMERA
” disappears after
❍ Do not fire the flash close to people’s eyes.
❍ Do not fire the flash at persons while they are driving.
❍ Do not fire the flash with the flash bulb covered with your hand.
❍ The practical range of the flash is approx. 1 to 2 m. The range depends upon
the recording condition.
❍ In CAMERA mode, the flash can be used in record pause mode when [STILL I.
REC] is set to [ FINE] or [ NORMAL].
❍ The range of the flash decreases in continuous shooting mode.
❍ In normal and high-speed continuous shooting mode, images are captured at 2
frames/second when using the flash.
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❍ A pre-flash is fired to obtain the subject's exposure data to adjust the main
flash to the optimal intensity (flash exposure compensation). When [RED
EYE ] is set, the pre-flash fires between the flash for red-eye reduction and
the main firing.
❍ The flash will not fire in the following cases:
- When you press the EXP button in [AUTO ] or [RED-EYE ] mode.
- During auto exposure bracketing (the flash mark appears in purple).
- When a shutter speed of 1/2000 is set in CAMERA mode (the flash mark
appears in purple). However, if [FLASH ON ] is selected, the shutter speed
becomes set to 1/1000 and the flash fires.
- When an abnormality occurs during charging (the flash mark flashes in red).
- When the multi-image screen is selected, when you are recording movies
onto a tape or when [STILL I. REC] is set to [OFF] (no flash mark appears).
❍ We recommend not using the flash when the optional Wide-converter or Teleconverter is attached. Their shadows appear on the screen.
❍ The flash mode cannot be selected when exposure is locked, or after the first
still image in Stitch Assist mode.
❍ The red-eye reduction mode cannot be used in stitch assist mode.
❍ About the AF-Assist Lamp:
When recording still images with flash, the AF-assist lamp (white LED) lights up
responding to the brightness of the subject to enable the camcorder to focus
more accurately. The AF-assist lamp lights up when you focus manually while
the PHOTO button is pressed halfway and turns off after a short time.
- The camcorder may not be able to focus even though the AF-assist lamp is
lighting.
- The AF-assist lamp lights up brightly. Consider turning off the AF-assist lamp
in public places such as in restaurants or theaters.
- Turn off the AF-assist lamp in places where flash photography is prohibited.
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Recording to a VCR or Digital Video Device
You can copy your recordings by connecting the camcorder to a VCR or a digital video
device. If you connect a digital video device, you can copy recordings with virtually no
generation loss in image and sound quality.
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Connecting the Devices
q Connecting a VCR
See Playing Back on a TV Screen (
33).
w Connecting a Digital Video Device
Use the optional CV-150F (4 pin–4 pin) or CV-250F (4 pin–6 pin) DV Cable.
Refer also to the instruction manual of the digital video device.
DV
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Signal flow
DV Cable (optional)
Recording
CAMERA
PLAY (VCR)
CARD CAMERA
CARD PLAY
1. Set the camcorder to PLAY (VCR) mode and load a recorded cassette.
If you are connecting via AV terminal, check the setting (
33).
2. Connected device: Load a blank cassette and set the device to record
pause mode.
3. Locate the scene you wish to copy and pause playback shortly before
the scene.
4. Play back the tape.
5. Connected device: Begin recording when the scene you wish to copy
appears. Stop recording when copying is complete.
6. Stop playback.
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❍ When connecting a VCR, the quality of the edited tape will be slightly lower
than that of the original.
❍ When connecting a digital video device:
- If the picture does not appear, reconnect the DV cable or turn the camcorder
off and back on again.
- Proper operation cannot be guaranteed for all digital video devices equipped
with a DV terminal. If operation does not work, use the S-video or AV
terminal.
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Recording from Analog Video
Devices (VCR, TV or Camcorder)
You can record videos or TV programs from a VCR or analog camcorder on the tape in
the camcorder.
CAMERA
CARD CAMERA
PLAY (VCR)
E
CARD PLAY
1. Connect the camcorder to the analog video device.
See Playing Back on a TV Screen (
33).
2. Set the camcorder to PLAY (VCR) mode and load a blank cassette.
3. Connected device: Load the recorded cassette.
4. Press the REC PAUSE button.
In record pause mode and during recording, you can check the
picture on the screen.
REC PAUSE
5. Connected device: Play back the tape.
6. Press the e/a button when the scene you wish to
record appears.
Recording starts.
• Press the e/ a button to pause recording.
• Press the e/ a button again to restart recording.
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7. Press the 3 button to stop recording.
8. Connected device: Stop playback.
❍ Headphones cannot be used during analog line-in recording.
❍ When connecting to a TV/video with SCART terminal, use a SCART adapter
with input capability (commercially available). The supplied SCART Adapter
PC-A10 is for output only.
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Recording from Digital Video
Devices (DV Dubbing)
You can record from other digital video devices equipped with a DV terminal with
virtually no loss in picture and sound quality.
CAMERA
CARD CAMERA
PLAY (VCR)
CARD PLAY
1. Connect the camcorder to the digital video device.
See Connecting a Digital Video Device (
81).
2. Set the camcorder to PLAY (VCR) mode and load a blank cassette.
Make sure that [AV\DV OUT] is set to [OFF] (
87).
3. Connected device: Load the recorded cassette.
4. Press the REC PAUSE button.
In record pause mode and during recording, you can check the
picture on the screen.
REC PAUSE
5. Connected Device: Play back the tape.
6. Press the e/a button when the scene you wish to
record appears.
Recording starts.
7. Press the 3 button to stop recording.
• Press the e/ a button to pause recording.
• Press the e/ a button again to restart recording.
8. Connected Device: Stop playback.
❍ Blank sections may be recorded as anomalous picture.
❍ If the picture does not appear, reconnect the DV cable or turn the camcorder
off and back on again.
❍ You can only record signals from devices with the
logo recording in SD
system in SP or LP format.
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Concerning Copyright
Copyright Precaution
Certain pre-recorded video tapes, films and other materials, as well as some television
programmes are copyrighted. Unauthorised recording of these materials may violate
copyright protection laws.
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Copyright Signals
During playback: If you try to play back a tape that contains copyright control signals
for protection of software, “COPYRIGHT PROTECTED PLAYBACK IS RESTRICTED”
appears for a few seconds and the camcorder displays a blank blue screen. You cannot
playback the contents of the tape.
During recording: If you try to record from software that contains copyright control
signals for protection of software, “COPYRIGHT PROTECTED DUBBING RESTRICTED”
appears. You cannot record the contents of the software.
You cannot record copyright protection signals to a tape using this camcorder.
Editing
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Converting Analog Signals into
Digital Signals (Analog-Digital Converter)
By connecting the camcorder to a VCR or 8mm video camcorder, you can convert
analog video/audio signals to digital signals and output the digital signals via the DV
terminal. The DV terminal serves as output terminal only.
Connecting the Devices
Turn off all devices before starting the connections. Unload the tape from the
camcorder. Refer also to the instruction manual of the connected device. Use the
optional CV-150F (4 pin–4 pin) or CV-250F (4 pin–6 pin) DV Cable.
You can also connect a VCR with S (S1)-VIDEO terminal (
35).
VIDEO
L
Signal flow
AV
AUDIO
STV-250N Stereo Video
Cable (supplied)
R
Signal flow
DV Cable (optional)
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Turning On the Analog-Digital Converter
CAMERA
PLAY (VCR)
CARD CAMERA
CARD PLAY
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VCR SETUP
AV DV OUT••••OFF
Open the menu and select [VCR SETUP]. Select [AV\DV OUT], set it to
[ON] and close the menu.
❍ Headphones cannot be used during analog-digital conversion.
❍ Depending on the signal sent from the connected device, the conversion from
analog to digital signals might not work properly (e.g., signals that include
copyright protective signals or anomalous signals such as ghost signals).
❍ When connecting to a TV/video with SCART terminal, use a SCART adapter
with input capability (commercially available). The supplied SCART Adapter
PC-A10 is for output only.
❍ For normal use, set [AV\DV OUT] to [OFF]. If it is set to [ON], digital signals
cannot be input via the camcorder’s DV terminal.
❍ Depending on the software and the specifications of your computer, you may
not be able to transfer converted signals via the DV terminal.
❍ We recommend powering the camcorder from a household power source.
❍ You can also press the AV\DV button on the wireless controller. The setting
changes with each press of the button.
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Audio Dubbing
You can add sound with the built-in microphone, from audio devices (MVX250i/
MVX200i) or with an external microphone (MVX250i).
This function is operated with the wireless controller.
Connecting
q
Connecting an Audio Device
Refer also to the instruction manual of the connected device.
Audio device
(e.g. CD player)
OUTPUT
AUDIO
L
R
w
Signal flow
STV-250N Stereo Video Cable
(supplied)
AV
Connecting a Microphone
When using the built-in microphone, do not connect any cables to the MIC
terminal.
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Dubbing
CAMERA
PLAY (VCR)
CARD CAMERA
CARD PLAY
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AUDIO SETUP
AUDIO DUB.•••AUDIO IN
1. Set the camcorder to PLAY (VCR) mode and load a recorded cassette.
Use a tape recorded in SP, 12-bit mode with this camcorder.
2.
Open the menu and select [AUDIO SETUP]. Select
[AUDIO DUB.], set it to [AUDIO IN] or [MIC. IN] and close the menu.
3. Locate the scene you wish to start audio dubbing.
4. Press the PAUSE a button on the wireless controller.
5. Press the AUDIO DUB. button on the wireless
controller.
“AUDIO DUB.” and “
a” appear.
ZERO SET
MEMORY REW
PLAY
12bit
AUDIO OUT
STOP
AUDIO DUB. PAUSE
SLOW
FF
2
AV DV REMOTE SET
6. Press the PAUSE a button on the wireless controller
to begin dubbing.
• Microphone: Speak into the microphone.
•
Audio device: Begin playback.
Audio device: Stop playback.
PLAY
STOP
AUDIO DUB. PAUSE
SLOW
FF
2
AV DV REMOTE SET
ZERO SET
MEMORY REW
PLAY
12bit
AUDIO OUT
STOP
AUDIO DUB. PAUSE
SLOW
FF
2
AV DV REMOTE SET
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7. Press the STOP 3 button on the wireless controller
to stop dubbing.
ZERO SET
MEMORY REW
12bit
AUDIO OUT
❍ Use only tapes recorded in SP mode 12-bit audio sound with this camcorder.
Audio dubbing will stop if the tape has a blank section or a section recorded in
LP mode or 16-bit mode.
❍ You cannot use the DV terminal for audio dubbing.
❍ If you add sound to a tape not recorded with this camcorder, sound quality
may decrease.
❍ Sound quality may decrease when you add sound to the same scene for more
than 3 times.
❍
When you connect an audio device, check the picture on the
LCD screen and the sound via built-in speaker or audio device. You can also
connect a TV via S-video terminal.
❍ When you use the built-in microphone, you can either connect a TV via AV
terminal to check the picture, or headphones to check the sound. When you
connect a TV via S-video terminal, you can check the picture on the TV screen
and the sound with headphones connected to the camcorder.
❍ Set the zero set memory at the end of the scene you wish to dub audio. The
camcorder will automatically stop audio dubbing at that point.
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Playing Back the Added Sound
You can select to play back Stereo 1 (original sound), Stereo 2 (added sound), or adjust
the balance of both sounds.
CAMERA
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PLAY (VCR)
AUDIO SETUP
CARD CAMERA
CARD PLAY
12bit AUDIO•••STEREO1
1. Open the menu and select [AUDIO SETUP]. Select [12bit AUDIO], select
a setting and close the menu.
• STEREO 1: Plays back the original sound.
• STEREO 2: Plays back the added sound.
• MIX/FIXED: Plays back Stereo 1 and Stereo 2 in the same level.
• MIX/VARI.: Plays back Stereo 1 and Stereo 2. The mix balance can be adjusted.
2. If you have selected [MIX/VARI.], adjust the mix level: Open the menu
and select [AUDIO SETUP]. Select [MIX BALANCE], adjust the balance
with the SET dial and close the menu.
Turn the SET dial down to increase the volume of Stereo 1 and up to increase the
volume of Stereo 2.
❍ The camcorder resets to [STEREO1] when you turn the camcorder off. However,
the mix balance is memorised by the camcorder.
❍ You can also press the 12bit AUDIO OUT button on the wireless controller to
select the audio output. However, the mix balance can only be adjusted in the
menu.
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Connecting to a Computer Using a DV (IEEE1394) Cable
You can transfer recordings to a computer equipped with a IEEE1394 (DV) terminal or
IEEE1394 capture board. Optional software is required for transferring recordings
from the tape to a computer. Refer to the instruction manual of the software.
Use the optional CV-150F (4 pin–4 pin) or CV-250F (4 pin–6 pin) DV Cable.
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IEEE1394 (DV) terminal
DV Cable (optional)
6-pin
4-pin
Editing
❍ Operation may not work correctly depending on the software and the
specifications/settings of your computer.
❍ If the computer freezes while you have connected the camcorder, disconnect
and reconnect the DV cable. If the problem persists, disconnect the interface
cable, turn off camcorder and computer, turn camcorder and computer back
on and reconnect them.
❍ Do not disconnect the DV cable, open the memory card cover, remove the
memory card, change the position of the POWER switch or turn off the
camcorder and computer while data is being transferred to the computer
(while the camcorder’s card access indicator is flashing). Doing so may damage
the memory card’s data.
❍ The image files on your memory card and the image files saved on the hard
disk drive of your computer are valuable, original data files. If you wish to use
image files on your computer, make copies of them first, and use the copied
file, retaining the original.
❍ We recommend powering the camcorder from a household power source
while it is connected to the computer.
❍ Refer also to the instruction manual of the computer.
❍ Users of Windows XP can use the supplied DV Network Software. For details,
refer to the DV Network Software Instruction Manual.
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Inserting and Removing a Memory Card
You can use
SD Memory Cards or
commercially available MultiMediaCards with
this camcorder. The SD Memory Card has a
protect switch to prevent accidental erasure.
Terminals
Inserting the Card
1. Turn off the camcorder.
2. Open the cover.
3. Insert the memory card all the way
into the memory card slot.
4. Close the cover.
Do not close the cover forcefully without
having the card correctly inserted.
Removing the Card
Do not forcefully remove the memory card without first pushing it in.
1. Turn off the camcorder.
Make sure that the card access indicator is
not flashing before you turn off the
camcorder.
2. Open the cover.
3. Push the memory card to release it.
Remove the memory card.
4. Close the cover.
Card access indicator
❍ This camcorder is compatible with SD Memory Cards or MultiMediaCards only.
Do not use any other types of memory cards.
❍ Turn off the camcorder before inserting or removing the memory card.
Otherwise, it may result in data damage.
❍ If you use memory cards other than the supplied one, make sure to format
them with the camcorder (
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Selecting the Image Quality/Size
Changing the Still Image Quality
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You can choose between Superfine, Fine and Normal.
CAMERA
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PLAY (VCR)
CARD SETUP
37)
CARD PLAY
CARD CAMERA
IMG QUALITY••FINE
Open the menu and select [CARD SETUP]. Select [IMG QUALITY], set it to
[SUPER FINE] or [NORMAL] and close the menu.
Changing the Still Image Size
You can choose between 1280 × 960 pixels and 640 × 480 pixels.
CAMERA
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PLAY (VCR)
IMAGE SIZE•••1280 × 960
CARD SETUP
37)
CARD PLAY
CARD CAMERA
Open the menu and select [CARD SETUP]. Select [IMAGE SIZE], set it to
[640×480] and close the menu.
❍ Still images are compressed and recorded in the JPEG (Joint Photographic
Experts Group) format.
❍ Estimated Capacity of an 8 MB Memory Card:
No. of
Images
File Size
per Image
No. of
Images
File Size
per Image
Superfine
6
850 KB
34
175 KB
Fine
10
550 KB
50
120 KB
Normal
18
300 KB
84
65 KB
These figures are approximate. They vary according to the recording condition and the
subject. Sample images already recorded on the supplied SD Memory Card are to be
included in the total number.
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Image Quality
640 × 480
1280 × 960
Image Size
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Changing the Movie Size
You can choose between 320 × 240 pixels and 160 × 120 pixels.
CAMERA
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37)
PLAY (VCR)
CARD CAMERA
CARD PLAY
MOVIE SIZE•••320×240
CARD SETUP
Open the menu and select [CARD SETUP]. Select [MOVIE SIZE], set it to
[160×120] and close the menu.
❍ Movies are recorded in the Motion JPEG format.
❍ Maximum recording time on a 8 MB SD Memory Card:
Max. Recording
Time (8 MB)
File Size per Second
320 × 240
approx. 20 sec.
250 KB/sec.
160 × 120
approx. 50 sec.
120 KB/sec.
Image Size
Approx. 69 min. on a 512 MB SD Memory Card.
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File Numbers
Images are automatically assigned file numbers from 0101 to 9900 and stored in
folders containing up to 100 images. Folders are assigned numbers from 101 to 998.
(The sample images on the supplied memory card are saved in the [100canon] folder.)
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You can choose to use consecutive file numbers (CONTINUOUS) or to reset the file
number each time a different memory card is inserted (RESET). We recommend setting
the file numbers to CONTINUOUS.
RESET
The file number will be reset each time a new memory card is
inserted, starting with 101-0101. If the memory card already
contains image files, the consecutive file number will be assigned.
CONTINUOUS
The camcorder memorises the file number of the last image and
assigns the consecutive file number to the next image, even when a
new memory card is inserted. (If a higher file number already exists
on the memory card, the consecutive number will be assigned.)
There will be no duplication of file numbers. This is useful for
organizing images on a computer.
When you record 3 images.
101
CONTINUOUS
101-0101
RESET
101-0102
101-0103
101
101-0104
CAMERA
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CARD SETUP
PLAY (VCR)
101
CARD CAMERA
101-0101
Using a Memory Card
When you replace the memory
card and record an image.
CARD PLAY
FILE NOS.••••CONTINUOUS
To change the setting, open the menu and select [CARD SETUP]. Select
[FILE NOS.], set it to [RESET] and close the menu.
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Recording Still Images on a Memory Card
You can record still images with the camcorder or from a tape in the camcorder. With
the MVX250i/MVX200i, you can also record from devices connected via the DV
terminal or the AV terminal. You can also record a still image on the memory card
while you record a movie on the tape.
PHOTO button
Card access
indicator
CAMERA
PLAY (VCR)
CARD CAMERA
CARD PLAY
1. Set the camcorder to CARD CAMERA mode.
A white focusing frame appears in the centre of the screen. The camcorder will focus
on the subject in the centre of the screen. To change the focusing point, see Selecting
the Focusing Point (
103).
2. Press the PHOTO button halfway.
• F and focusing frame turn green when focus is adjusted. The
beep sounds twice. The picture may appear out of focus for a
moment while the camcorder is focusing.
• Exposure is locked.
• When you press the PHOTO button on the wireless controller, recording starts
immediately.
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3. Press the PHOTO button fully.
• F and focusing frame disappear and you hear a shutter sound.
• The card access indicator flashes and the card access display
appears.
• The still image shown on the screen will be recorded on the
memory card.
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❍ Do not turn off the camcorder, change the position of the TAPE/CARD switch,
disconnect the power source, open the memory card cover or remove the
memory card while the card access indicator is flashing. Doing so could result
in data damage.
❍ When you are using a SD Memory Card, make sure that the protect switch is
set to allow recording.
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❍ Connection to a computer or PictBridge compliant printer will not work when
the memory card contains more than 1800 images. For best performance, we
recommend not recording more than 100 images on the memory card when
you plan to connect the camcorder to a computer or printer.
❍ When the subject is too bright, the ND filter turns on automatically ("ND"
appears on the screen). If it is still too bright, “OVEREXP” starts flashing. In
such case, use the optional FS-34U ND filter. If you wish to turn off the ND
filter: Open the menu and select [CAMERA SETUP]. Select [ND], set it to [OFF]
and close the menu.
❍ When the Focus-Priority mode is set to [ON]:
When you press the PHOTO button fully before F and focusing frame turn
green, it may take up to 2* seconds until focus is adjusted and the still image
can be recorded to the memory card.
* Up to 4 seconds in the Low Light and the night modes.
If the subject is not suitable for autofocus, the focusing frame turns yellow and
locks the focus. Adjust the focus manually with the SET dial.
❍ When the Focus-Priority mode is set to [OFF]:
No focusing frame appears.
In step 2, F turns green, and focus and exposure are locked.
❍ The camcorder shuts off when you do not operate it for 5 minutes to save
power. “ AUTO POWER OFF” appears 20 seconds before shutoff. To
continue recording, turn the POWER switch to OFF and then back to CAMERA.
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Recording a Still Image on a Memory Card While Recording
Movies on a Tape
When you are recording a movie on a tape, you can record the same picture as a still
image on the memory card. Select the image quality from normal or fine.
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PLAY (VCR)
CAMERA SETUP
CARD CAMERA
CARD PLAY
STILL I. REC•OFF
1. Open the menu and select [CAMERA SETUP]. Select [STILL I. REC], set it
to [ FINE] or [ NORMAL] and close the menu.
2. While you are recording a movie, press the PHOTO button.
❍ The size of the still image will be 640 × 480.
❍ The quality of the still image is slightly lower than a still image recorded in
CARD CAMERA mode.
❍ The still image cannot be recorded on a memory card when a fader, effect or
the multi-image screen is activated.
❍ The still image cannot be recorded on a memory card when the 16:9 format is
selected.
❍ Card mix cannot be used when [STILL I. REC] is set to [ FINE] or [ NORMAL].
❍ “ |” appears when you press the PHOTO button when [STILL I. REC] is set
to [OFF].
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Recording from a Tape in the Camcorder
CAMERA
PLAY (VCR)
CARD CAMERA
CARD PLAY
1. Play back the tape.
2. Press the PHOTO button halfway when the scene you wish to record
appears.
• The camcorder pauses playback. The remaining image capacity and other information
appear.
• When you press the PHOTO button on the wireless controller, recording starts
immediately.
3. Press the PHOTO button fully.
• The card access indicator flashes.
• You can also record a still image by pressing the PHOTO button fully when the tape is
in playback pause mode.
Recording from Other Video Devices
You can record images from devices connected via the S-video terminal or AV terminal
(analog line-in function), or via the DV terminal as still images on a memory card.
For connecting instructions, refer to page 33 and 81.
CAMERA
PLAY (VCR)
CARD CAMERA
CARD PLAY
1. Set the camcorder to PLAY (VCR) mode.
• If a cassette is loaded, make sure that the tape is stopped.
• When recording via the AV terminal, make sure that “AV\DV” is displayed on the
screen. When recording via the DV terminal, make sure that “AV\DV” is not
displayed. Change the setting as necessary (
87).
2. Connected device: Load a recorded cassette and play back the tape.
3. Press the PHOTO button halfway when the scene you wish to record
appears.
• The still image, remaining image capacity and other information appear.
• When you press the PHOTO button on the wireless controller, recording starts
immediately.
4. Press the PHOTO button fully.
The card access indicator flashes.
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When recording from a tape in the camcorder or other video devices:
❍ A still image recorded from an image in 16:9 format will be vertically
compressed.
❍ The data code of the still image will reflect the date and time it has been
recorded on the memory card.
❍ The size of the still image will be 640 × 480.
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Screen Displays during Still Image Recording
q
w
e
q Still Image Quality
Indicates the image quality of the still
image.
w Remaining Card Capacity for
Still Images
flashing in red: No card
in green: 6 or more images
in yellow: 1 to 5 images
in red: No more images
• The indication may not decrease
even though a recording has been
made, or may decrease by 2 images
at once.
• All indicators are displayed in green
when a memory card is played back.
"e" Card Access Display
Indicates that the camcorder is writing
on the memory card.
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Indicates the still image size.
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Reviewing a Still Image Right after Recording
You can select to display a still image for 2, 4, 6, 8 or 10 seconds after it has been
recorded.
CAMERA
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37)
PLAY (VCR)
CAMERA SETUP
CARD CAMERA
CARD PLAY
REVIEW•••••••2sec
Open the menu and select [CAMERA SETUP]. Select [REVIEW], select a
setting option and close the menu.
❍ A still image is displayed as long as you hold the PHOTO button after
recording.
❍ The FILE OPER. menu appears when you press the SET dial while you are
reviewing a still image, or when you press the SET dial right after recording. In
this menu, you can protect (
111) or erase (
112) the image.
❍ [REVIEW] cannot be selected when
(continuous shooting),
(high-speed
continuous shooting) or
(auto exposure bracketing) is selected.
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Recording Motion JPEG Movies on a Memory Card
You can record Motion JPEG movies with the camcorder or from a tape in the
camcorder. With the MVX250i/MVX200i, you can also record from devices connected
via the DV terminal or the AV terminal. The sound of a movie recorded on a memory
card will be monaural.
CAMERA
PLAY (VCR)
CARD CAMERA
E
CARD PLAY
1. Press the start/stop button to begin recording.
• With SD Memory Cards up to 512 MB, you can record until
“CARD FULL” appears (approx. 69 minutes with a 512 MB
SD Memory Card).
• With MultiMediaCards, the recording time is limited to 10 sec.
in 320 × 240 pixels and 30 sec. in 160 × 120 pixels.
POWER
CAMERA
R)
PLAY (VC
NETWORK
2. Press the start/stop button to stop recording.
❍ Do not turn off the camcorder, change the position of the TAPE/CARD switch,
disconnect the power source, open the memory card cover or remove the
memory card while the card access indicator is flashing. Doing so could result
in data damage.
❍ When you are using a SD Memory Card, make sure that the protect switch is
set to allow recording.
❍ Do not load/unload a cassette during recording.
Using a Memory Card
❍ We recommend using a Canon SD Memory Card, or a SD Memory Card that
guarantees a transfer rate of 2 MB/sec., right after you have formatted it with
this camcorder. With memory cards not formatted with this camcorder, or
when recording/erasing has been repeatedly performed, the writing speed may
be lower and recording may stop.
❍ You can select the focusing point when recording a movie on the memory
card.
❍ Users of Windows XP: When you plan to connect the camcorder to a
computer, keep the length of one movie shorter than approx. 12 min. in
320 × 240 and 35 min. in 160 × 120.
Recording from a Tape in the Camcorder
CAMERA
PLAY (VCR)
CARD CAMERA
CARD PLAY
1. Play back the tape.
2. Press the start/stop button when the scene you wish to record appears.
3. Press the start/stop to stop recording.
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Recording from Other Video Devices
You can record movies from devices connected via the S-video terminal or AV terminal
(analog line-in function), or via the DV terminal on a memory card.
For connecting instructions, refer to page 33 and 81.
CAMERA
CARD CAMERA
PLAY (VCR)
CARD PLAY
1. Set the camcorder to PLAY (VCR) mode.
• If a cassette is loaded, make sure the tape is stopped.
• When recording via the AV terminal, make sure that “AV\DV” is displayed on the
screen. When recording via the DV terminal, make sure that “AV\DV” is not
displayed. Change the setting as necessary (
87).
2. Connected device: Load a recorded cassette and play back the tape.
3. Press the start/stop button when the scene you wish to record appears.
4. Press the start/stop button to stop recording.
When recording from a tape in the camcorder or other video devices:
❍ A movie recorded from an image in 16:9 format will be vertically compressed.
❍ The data code of the movie will reflect the date and time it has been recorded
on the memory card.
❍ Recording stops at blank sections or recordings in different audio mode
(12bit/16bit).
Screen Displays during Movie Recording
e Image Size
q
w
e
Indicates the movie size.
r Remaining Card Capacity for
Movies
r
q "e" Card Access Display
Indicates that the camcorder is writing
on the memory card.
w Movie recording time
Indicates the remaining time in hours
and minutes. At less than 1 minute, the
remaining time will be displayed in 10
second-steps, at less than 10 seconds in
1 second-steps.
• The indication varies depending on
the recording condition. The actual
remaining time may be longer or
shorter than indicated.
Indicates the recording time of the movie.
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Selecting the Focusing Point
The subject you wish to record is not always in the centre of the screen. In the FocusPriority mode, you can choose from one of three focusing points to automatically put
the subject you wish into sharp focus.
When the program selector is set to [, the Focus-Priority becomes set to ON (only the
centre focusing point is available).
CAMERA
PLAY (VCR)
CARD CAMERA
E
CARD PLAY
1. Set the program selector to Q.
2. Turn the SET dial to display all focusing frames.
Three focusing frames appear on the screen, one of it in green.
3. Turn the SET dial to select the focusing point.
Turn the SET dial up to select the frame to the right, down to select the frame to the
left.
Turning Off the Focus-Priority Mode
Using a Memory Card
❍ The focusing frame gives an indication of the focusing point. Depending on
the size of the subject or the distance, the camcorder may focus outside the
frame.
❍ When you operate the zoom lever, the frames other than the selected one
disappear.
❍ The focusing point can be selected only when Focus-Priority is set to [ON] in
CARD CAMERA mode.
❍ The focusing point returns to the centre if you turn off the camcorder, change
from CARD CAMERA mode or move the program selector to [.
❍ The focusing point cannot be selected in the following cases:
- When using the digital zoom. When you zoom into the digital zoom range,
the focusing frame flashes for 4 seconds and disappears. When you return
to the optical zoom range, the focusing frame reappears.
- In Stitch Assist mode.
Turn off the Focus-Priority mode if you wish to put timing ahead of focus.
CAMERA
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PLAY (VCR)
CAMERA SETUP
CARD CAMERA
CARD PLAY
FOCUS PRI.•••ON
Open the menu and select [CAMERA SETUP]. Select [FOCUS PRI.], set it to
[OFF] and close the menu.
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Selecting the Drive Mode
Continuous
Shooting
Captures a quick series of still images while you press the
PHOTO button (3 frames/sec.).
Captures a quick series of still images while you press the
High-Speed
Continuous Shooting PHOTO button (5 images/sec.).
The camcorder records a still image in three different
AEB (Auto
Exposure Bracketing) exposures (dark, normal, light in 1/2 EV steps), allowing you to
choose the perfect exposed shot.
Records a single still image when you press the PHOTO button.
Single
PHOTO button
DRIVE MODE button
Changing the Drive Mode
CAMERA
PLAY (VCR)
CARD CAMERA
CARD PLAY
Press the DRIVE MODE button to switch between the drive modes.
The setting changes with each press of the button.
Continuous Shooting/High-Speed Continuous Shooting
CAMERA
PLAY (VCR)
CARD CAMERA
CARD PLAY
Press and hold the PHOTO button.
A series of still images will be recorded as long as you hold the PHOTO button.
❍ Maximum number of continuous shots at one time:
Frames per Second
Normal speed
High speed
Maximum Number
of Continuous Shots
1280 × 960
3 frames
5 frames
10 images
640 × 480
3 frames
5 frames
60 images
Still Image Size
These figures are approximate and vary with the recording conditions and subjects.
Sufficient space on the memory card is required. Continuous shooting stops when card is full.
❍ The number of frames per second may be lower when
warning) is displayed on the screen.
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(camcorder shake
Auto Exposure Bracketing
CAMERA
PLAY (VCR)
CARD CAMERA
CARD PLAY
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Press the PHOTO button.
Three still images in different exposures are recorded to the memory card.
Make sure that there is sufficient space on the memory card.
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Recording Panoramic Images (Stitch Assist Mode)
You can shoot a series of overlapping images and merge them into one large
panoramic scene using the supplied software (PhotoStitch) on a computer.
CARD +/– button
PHOTO button
button
When Recording in Stitch Assist Mode:
PhotoStitch detects the overlapping portion of adjoining images and merges them. Try
to include a distinctive item (landmark, etc.) in the overlapping portion.
CAMERA
1. Press the
PLAY (VCR)
CARD CAMERA
CARD PLAY
button.
CARD MIX /
/
SLIDE SHOW
2. Select the direction with the CARD +/– button.
CARD + button: clockwise. CARD – button: anticlockwise.
3. Select the program AE mode and zoom on the subject.
Adjust focus and exposure manually as necessary. Once the sequence has started, you
cannot change the program AE mode, exposure, zoom or focus.
4. Press the PHOTO button to record the first image.
Direction and number of recorded images appear.
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5. Record the second image so that it overlaps a portion of the first image.
• Minor discrepancies in the overlapped area can be corrected with the software.
• You can retake an image by pressing the CARD +/– button to return to the previous
image.
• A maximum of 26 images can be recorded.
6. Press the
E
button after the last image.
For details on how to merge these images, refer to the Digital
Video Software Instruction Manual.
CARD MIX /
/
SLIDE SHOW
❍ Compose each image so that it overlaps 30 to 50% of the adjoining image. Try
to keep the vertical misalignment within 10%.
❍ Do not include moving subject in the overlapping portion.
❍ Do not try to stitch images that include both distant and close subjects. They
may appear warped or doubled up.
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Playing Back a Memory Card
You can display a single image, 6 at one time (index screen
109), or one after
another (slide show
109). Use the Card Jump function to quickly locate an image
without displaying them one by one (
110).
CARD + button
CARD – button
3 button
e/a button
SLIDE SHOW button
CAMERA
PLAY (VCR)
CARD CAMERA
CARD PLAY
1. Set the camcorder to CARD PLAY mode.
2. Press the CARD +/– button to move between images.
3. To play back a movie, press the e/a button.
• The first scene appears as a still image when playback is
complete.
• Pressing the e/a button during playback pauses the playback.
Press the e/a button again to restart playback.
• Pressing the 3 button displays the first scene of the movie.
• Press the CARD +/– button (or the REW` / FF1 button on the wireless controller)
for 8× fast forward/fast rewind playback.
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❍ Images not recorded with this camcorder, uploaded from a computer (except
the sample images
115), edited on a computer and images whose file
names have been changed may not be played back correctly.
❍ Do not turn off the camcorder, change the position of the TAPE/CARD switch,
disconnect the power source, open the memory card cover or remove the
memory card while the card access indicator is flashing. Doing so could result
in data damage.
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Slide Show
CAMERA
PLAY (VCR)
CARD CAMERA
CARD PLAY
1. Press the SLIDE SHOW button.
Images are played back one after another.
2. Press the SLIDE SHOW button to stop the slide show.
CARD MIX /
/
SLIDE SHOW
Index Screen
CAMERA
PLAY (VCR)
CARD CAMERA
CARD PLAY
1. Move the zoom lever toward W.
Up to 6 images appear.
• Move the
to the image you wish to view.
• You can switch between the index pages by pressing the CARD
+ or CARD – button.
3. Move the zoom lever toward T.
The index screen is cancelled and the selected image is displayed.
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2. Turn the SET dial to select an image.
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Card Jump Function
You can locate images without displaying them one by one. The number in the upper
right of the screen indicates the image number of the current image by the total
number of images.
CAMERA
PLAY (VCR)
CARD CAMERA
Press and hold the CARD + or CARD – button.
When you release the button, the image of the displayed image
number appears.
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CARD PLAY
Protecting Images
You can protect important images from accidental erasure when displaying a single
image or index screen.
E
If a memory card is formatted, all still images and movies, even protected ones,
will be erased permanently.
❍ The sample images recorded on the supplied SD Memory Card are already
protected.
❍ Movies can only be protected when the first scene is displayed as a still image.
CAMERA
PLAY (VCR)
CARD CAMERA
CARD PLAY
1. Select the image you wish to protect.
2. Press the SET dial to open the FILE OPER. menu.
In CARD CAMERA mode, the menu appears when you press the SET dial while you are
reviewing a still image, or when you press the SET dial right after recording.
3. Select [
PROTECT].
•“
” appears and now the image cannot be erased.
• To cancel the protection, press the SET dial.
4. Select [b RETURN] to close the menu.
Protecting during Index Screen Display
CAMERA
37)
CARD CAMERA
CARD OPERATIONS
CARD PLAY
PROTECT
1. Move the zoom lever toward W.
• Up to 6 images appear.
• Select the image you wish to protect.
2. Open the menu and select [CARD OPERATIONS]. Select [\
and press the SET dial.
PROTECT]
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(
PLAY (VCR)
•“
” appears on the image.
• To cancel the protection, press the SET dial.
3. Close the menu.
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Erasing Images
You can erase images singly or all at once.
Be careful when erasing images. Erased images cannot be recovered.
❍ Protected images cannot be erased.
❍ Movies can only be erased when the first scene is displayed as a still image.
Erasing a Single Image
CAMERA
PLAY (VCR)
CARD CAMERA
CARD PLAY
1. Select the image you wish to erase.
2. Press the SET dial to open the FILE OPER. menu.
In CARD CAMERA mode, the menu appears when you press the SET dial while you are
reviewing a still image, or when you press the SET dial right after recording.
3. Select [IMAGE ERASE].
• “ERASE THIS IMAGE?”, [NO] and [YES] appears.
• If an image is protected, [YES] appears in purple.
4. Select [YES].
The image is erased and the previous image appears.
5. Select [b RETURN] to close the menu.
Erasing a Single Image/All Images
CAMERA
(
37)
PLAY (VCR)
CARD OPERATIONS
CARD CAMERA
CARD PLAY
IMAGE ERASE
1. Open the menu and select [CARD OPERATIONS].
2. Select [IMAGE ERASE].
3. Select [SINGLE] or [ALL].
• When erasing a single image: “ERASE THIS IMAGE?” [NO] and [YES] appears. If an
image is protected, [YES] appears in purple.
• When erasing all images: “ERASE ALL IMAGES? [EXCEPT FOR
IMAGES]”, [NO]
and [YES] appears.
4. Select [YES] and close the menu.
• When erasing a single image: The image is erased and the previous image appears. To
erase another image, select the image with the CARD +/– button and select [YES].
• When erasing all images: All still images or movies with exception of the protected ones
are erased.
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Combining Images (Card Mix)
You can produce effects not possible with just a tape with the Card Mix function.
Choose one of the sample images provided on the supplied SD Memory Card (such as
picture frames, backgrounds and animations) and combine it with the live video
recording.
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Card Chroma Key (CARD CHROMA)
Combines frames with your recordings. The live video recording will appear in place of
the blue area of the card mix image.
Mix level adjustment: blue area of the still image.
Live video recording
Card mix image
Card Luminance Key (CARD LUMI.)
Combines illustrations or title with your recordings. The live video recording will
appear in place of the light area of the card mix image.
Mix level adjustment: light area of the still image.
Live video recording
Card mix image
Combines backgrounds with your recordings. Record your subject in front of a blue
curtain, and the subject not blue will be superimposed on the card mix image.
Mix level adjustment: blue area of the live video recording.
Live video recording
Using a Memory Card
Camera Chroma Key (CAM. CHROMA)
Card mix image
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Card Animation (C. ANIMATION)
Combines animations with your recordings. You can choose from 3 types of card
animation effects.
• Corner: Animation appears on the upper left and the lower right corner of the screen.
• Straight: Animation appears on the top and bottom of the screen and moves to the right
and left.
• Random: Animation moves randomly in the display.
Mix level adjustment: blue area of the card animation image.
Live video recording
Card mix image
Program selector
Card +/– button
SET dial
MENU button
CARD MIX button
Selecting the Card Mix Effect
CAMERA
(
37)
PLAY (VCR)
CARD CAMERA
CARD MIX
MIX LEVEL•••• –
CARD PLAY
MIX TYPE•••••CARD CHROMA
+
1. Set the program selector to Q.
2. Open the menu and select [\CARD MIX].
The card mix menu appears.
3. Select the image you wish to combine with the CARD +/– button.
4. Select [MIX TYPE].
[CARD CHROMA], [CARD LUMI.], [CAM. CHROMA] and [C. ANIMATION] appears.
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5. Select the mix type matching the sample image you have selected.
• The screen shows the combined image.
• When you have selected [C. ANIMATION], select [ANIMAT. TYPE] and select between
[CORNER], [STRAIGHT] and [RANDOM].
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6. To adjust the mix level, select [MIX LEVEL] and adjust it with the SET
dial.
7. Close the menu.
“CARD MIX” flashes.
8. Press the CARD MIX button.
• “CARD MIX” stops flashing.
• The combined image appears.
❍ Card mix cannot be used when [STILL I. REC] is set to [ FINE] or
[ NORMAL].
❍ Movies recorded on a memory card cannot be combined with camcorder
recordings.
❍ Additional sample images are provided on the supplied DIGITAL VIDEO
SOLUTION DISK. Refer to Adding Still Images from Your Computer to the
Memory Card in the Digital Video Software Instruction Manual.
Sample Images
Following sample images are pre-recorded on the supplied SD Memory Card.
Card Chroma Key
Using a Memory Card
Card Luminance Key
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Camera Chroma Key
Card Animation
The sample images recorded on the supplied SD Memory Card are intended only
for the personal use with this camcorder. Do not use these sample images for
other purposes.
If you have mistakenly erased the sample images on the supplied SD Memory
Card, they can be downloaded from the following homepages:
http://www.canon-europe.com/products/products.html
http://www.canon-asia.com/
http://www.canon.com.au
For details on how to add the downloaded images to the memory card, refer to
Adding Still Images from Your Computer to the Memory Card in the Digital Video
Software Instruction Manual.
PhotoEssentials – Royalty Free Stock Photography
The PhotoEssentials suite of royalty-free images on CD-ROM features premium quality assignment
photography and is ideally suited for use in advertising, brochures, reports, multimedia, websites,
books, packaging and more.
For more information, please visit their website www.photoessentials.com
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Formatting a Memory Card
Format new memory cards, or when you get the message “CARD ERROR”. You can
also format a memory card to erase all images recorded on it.
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❍ Formatting a memory card erases all data, including protected images.
❍ Images erased by formatting cannot be recovered.
❍ If you use a memory card other than the supplied one, format it with the
camcorder.
CAMERA
(
37)
PLAY (VCR)
CARD OPERATIONS
CARD CAMERA
CARD PLAY
FORMAT
1. Open the menu and select [CARD OPERATIONS].
2. Select [FORMAT].
[CANCEL] and [EXECUTE] appears.
3. Select [EXECUTE].
[ALL DATA WILL BE ERASED. FORMAT THIS CARD?], [NO] and [YES] appears.
4. Select [YES] and close the menu.
• Formatting starts.
• Selecting [NO] brings you back to step 3.
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Creating a Start-up Image
You can create a start-up image using a still image on the memory card.
CAMERA
(
37)
PLAY (VCR)
MY CAMERA
CARD CAMERA
CARD PLAY
CREATE START–UP IMAGE
1. Select a still image with the CARD +/– buttons.
2. Open the menu and select [MY CAMERA].
3. Select [CREATE START-UP IMAGE].
[SET THIS AS START-UP IMAGE?], [YES] and [NO] appears.
4. Select [YES].
[OVERWRITE MY IMAGE?], [NO] and [YES] appears.
5. Select [YES].
The still image will be saved, and the image that was saved to [MY IMAGE] is erased.
Retain the original data of the still image you have set as the start-up image on
your computer or removable disk.
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Printing Still Images
You can print still images by connecting the camcorder to a printer with Direct Print
function. You can also use the print order settings for direct printing (
128).
Following printers can be connected to your camcorder:
Canon Printers
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PictBridge compliant CP Printer
Bubble Jet Direct compatible Printer
PictBridge compliant Bubble Jet Printer
CP-10/CP-100 CP-Printer
PictBridge compliant non-Canon Printer
If your CP-300 is not PictBridge compliant (does not carry the PictBridge logo),
upgrade the printer firmware following the instructions on below website to
enable use with this camcorder.
http://www.canon.co.jp/Imaging/cp300/cp300_firmware-e.html
If you cannot access the website, please contact:
❍ For Europe: A local Canon distributor listed in the Canon European Warranty
System List included in the CP-300 kit.
❍ For other regions: Canon Customer Support Help Desk listed in the Canon
Customer Support Leaflet included in the CP-300 kit.
Connecting the Printer to the Camcorder
POWER
CAMERA
)
PLAY (VCR
NETWORK
Direct Printing
Printer with
direct print function
1. Turn off the camcorder and insert a memory card that contains still images.
2. Turn on the printer.
3. Set the camcorder to CARD PLAY mode.
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4. Connect the camcorder to the printer using the cable.
•
appears and changes to
or
when the printer is properly
,
connected to the camcorder. (Does not appear with movies, or still images that cannot
be played back with the camcorder.)
• The
(print/share) button lights up and the current print setting will be displayed
for approx. 6 seconds.
❍ If
continues to flash (for more than 1 minute) or if
,
or
does not appear, the camcorder is not correctly connected to the
printer. In such case, disconnect the cable from camcorder and printer, turn off
camcorder and printer, turn both back on and reconnect the camcorder to the
printer.
❍ Do not connect the camcorder to a printer when the camcorder is set to
NETWORK mode.
❍ Refer to the instruction manual of each printer for information on which
interface cable to use with the camcorder.
The Canon CP-Printers CP-10 and CP-100 are supplied with two direct
interface cables. Use the cable with the USB logo on the connector (DIF-100).
❍ We recommend powering the camcorder from a household power source.
❍ Refer also to the instruction manual of the respective printer.
❍ The print setting menu may differ slightly depending on the connected printer.
Printing
CAMERA
PLAY (VCR)
CARD CAMERA
CARD PLAY
1. Select the still image you wish to print with the
CARD +/– button.
2. Press the
(print/share) button.
• Printing starts. The
button flashes and glows steadily
when printing is complete.
• If you wish to continue printing, select another still image with
the CARD +/– button.
PH
OT
O
❍ Observe the following precautions during printing, otherwise printing may not
be performed correctly.
- Do not turn off the camcorder or the printer.
- Do not change the position of the TAPE/CARD switch.
- Do not detach the cable.
- Do not open the memory card cover or remove the memory card.
❍ Images not recorded with this camcorder, uploaded from a computer, edited
on a computer and images whose file names have been changed may not be
printed
correctly.
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❍ If the message “BUSY” does not disappear, disconnect the cable from
camcorder and printer and reconnect the camcorder to the printer.
❍ Cancel Printing
Press the SET dial during printing. A confirmation dialog appears. Select [OK]
and press the SET dial.
- Canon Bubble Jet Printer: Printing stops even if it is incomplete and the
paper is fed through.
- Canon CP-Printer: A print in progress cannot be stopped. Printing stops
when the current print is finished and the remaining prints are cancelled.
❍ Printing Errors
If an error occurs during the printing process, an error message appears
(
140).
- Canon Bubble Jet Printer: Select [STOP] or [CONTINUE] and press the SET
dial. With most errors, printing resumes automatically after you correct the
error. Refer also to the printer manual for details.
- Canon CP-Printer: Select [STOP] or [RESUME] and press the SET dial. (The
[RESUME] setting may not appear with some error messages. In that case,
select [STOP].) Refer also to the printer manual for details.
- If the error still persists and printing does not restart, follow below
procedure:
1. Disconnect the cable.
2. Turn the POWER switch of the camcorder to OFF and back to PLAY (VCR).
3. Reconnect the cable.
❍ When you have finished printing:
1. Disconnect the cable from the camcorder and printer.
2. Turn off the camcorder.
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Selecting the Print Settings
The procedure for selecting the number of copies is common to all printers. Other
print setting procedures vary depending on your printer model. Check which icon
appears in the upper left corner of the camcorder screen after connecting, and refer
to the relevant pages accordingly.
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124
125
Selecting the Number of Copies
A maximum of 99 copies can be selected for one still image.
1. Press the SET dial.
• The print setting menu appears.
• Depending on the printer, the message “BUSY.” may appear before the camcorder
displays the print setting menu.
2. Turn the SET dial to select
the SET dial.
(COPIES) and press
3. Turn the SET dial to select the number of copies and
press the SET dial.
4. Turn the SET dial to select [PRINT] and press the SET
dial.
Printing starts. The print setting menu disappears when printing
is complete.
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Setting the Print Style
PAPER
PAPER SIZE
Available paper sizes vary depending on the printer model.
PAPER TYPE
PHOTO, FAST PHOTO, DEFAULT
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PAGE LAYOUT BORDERLESS, BORDERED, DEFAULT, 8-UP
Date print
ON, OFF, DEFAULT
Print effect (Image Optimise) ON, OFF, VIVID, NR, VIVID+NR, DEFAULT
❍ Print setting options and [DEFAULT] settings vary depending on the printer
model. For details, refer to the instruction manual of your printer.
❍ [8-UP] can be selected when using card size paper (5.3 × 8.6 cm) with CP
Printers.
❍ [BORDERED]: The image area remains relatively unchanged from the recorded
image when it is printed. [BORDERLESS]/[8-UP]: The centre portion of the
recorded image is printed at an enlarged size. The image’s top, bottom and
sides may be cropped slightly.
❍ Date print cannot be selected with the CP Printers CP-200 and CP-300.
❍ [VIVID], [VIVID+NR] and [NR] can be selected with Canon Bubble Jet printers.
❍ With CP Printers, make sure to select the paper size of the attached paper
cassette.
Paper Settings
1. In the print setting menu, turn the SET dial to select
[PAPER] and press the SET dial.
2. Turn the SET dial to select the paper size and press
the SET dial.
Select the paper size of the paper set in your printer.
Direct Printing
3. Turn the SET dial to select the paper type and press
the SET dial.
Select the paper type of the paper set in your printer.
4. Turn the SET dial to select a layout option and press
the SET dial.
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Setting the Print Effect (Image Optimise)
This function uses the camcorder's recording information to optimise the image data,
yielding high quality prints.
1. In the print setting menu, turn the SET dial to select
(print effect) and press the SET dial.
2. Turn the SET dial to select a setting and press the
SET dial.
Including the Date in the Print
1. In the print setting menu, turn the SET dial to select
(date) and press the SET dial.
2. Turn the SET dial to select a date print option and
press the SET dial.
Setting the Print Style
Paper Size
CARD #1*, CARD #2*, CARD #3*, LTR, A4
For details on paper type, refer to the Bubble Jet Printer
User Guide.
Borders
Borderless
Prints right to the edges of the page.
Bordered
Prints with a border.
* Recommended paper size
[BORDERED]: The image area remains relatively unchanged from the recorded
image when it is printed. [BORDERLESS]: The centre portion of the recorded
image is printed at an enlarged size. The image’s top, bottom and sides may be
cropped slightly.
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1. In the print setting menu, turn the SET dial to select
[STYLE] and press the SET dial.
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2. Make sure that
SET dial.
(paper) is selected and press the
3. Turn the SET dial to select the paper size and press
the SET dial.
• Select the paper size of the paper set in your printer.
• Pressing the MENU button brings you back to the print
settings menu.
4. Turn the SET dial to select
the SET dial.
(borders) and press
5. Turn the SET dial to select a borders option and
press the SET dial.
Pressing the MENU button brings you back to the print settings
menu.
Image
Borders
Standard
Prints 1 still image per page.
Multiple
Prints 8 copies of the same still image on one page.
Borderless
Prints right to the edges of the page.
Bordered
Prints with a border.
Direct Printing
Setting the Print Style
❍ [BORDERED]: The image area remains relatively unchanged from the recorded
image when it is printed. [BORDERLESS]/[MULTIPLE]: The centre portion of the
recorded image is printed at an enlarged size. The image’s top, bottom and
sides may be cropped slightly.
❍ [MULTIPLE] can only be selected when printing on card size paper.
❍ [BORDERS] can only be selected when [IMAGE] is set to [STANDARD].
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1. In the print setting menu, turn the SET dial to select
[STYLE] and press the SET dial.
Selecting the Image Style
2. Make sure that
the SET dial.
(IMAGE) is selected and press
3. Turn the SET dial to select the image style and press
the SET dial.
Pressing the MENU button brings you back to the print settings
menu.
Selecting the Borders
2. Turn the SET dial to select
the SET dial.
(BORDERS) and press
3. Turn the SET dial to select a borders option and
press the SET dial.
Pressing the MENU button brings you back to the print settings
menu.
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Trimming Settings
Set the print style before you start with the trimming settings.
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1. In the print setting menu, turn the SET dial to select
[TRIMMING] and press the SET dial.
The trimming frame appears.
2. Change the size of the trimming frame.
• Move the zoom lever toward T to shrink the frame, and
toward W to enlarge the frame.
W
T
• To cancel the trimming settings, move the zoom lever toward
W until the trimming frame disappears.
3. Move the trimming frame.
T
• Turn the SET dial to move the frame to the right and left, or
up and down. Pressing the SET dial switches between the
directions.
• Pressing the MENU button brings you back to the print
settings menu.
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❍ About the color of the trimming frame (CP-Printers only):
- White: No trimming settings.
- Green: Recommended trimming size. (The trimming frame may not appear
in green depending on the image size, paper size or borders settings.)
- Red: The image is magnified beyond recommended size. The image may
print out coarsely.
❍ The trimming setting applies only to one image.
❍ The trimming setting is cancelled with the following operations:
- When you turn off the camcorder.
- When you disconnect the interface cable.
- When you expand the trimming frame beyond its maximum size.
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Printing with Print Order Settings
You can select still images for printing and set the number of copies. These print order
settings are compatible with the Digital Print Order Format (DPOF) standards and can
be used for printing on DPOF compatible printers (
119). A maximum of 200 still
images can be selected.
Selecting Still Images for Printing (Print Order)
CAMERA
PLAY (VCR)
CARD CAMERA
CARD PLAY
1. Select the still image you wish to print.
2. Press the SET dial to open the FILE OPER. menu.
3. Select [
PRINT ORDR].
4. Select the number of copies.
• “ ” appears on the image.
• To cancel the print order, set the number of copies to 0.
5. Select [b RETURN] to close the menu.
Selecting in Index Screen Display
CAMERA
(
37)
PLAY (VCR)
CARD CAMERA
CARD OPERATIONS
CARD PLAY
PRINT ORDER
1. Move the zoom lever toward W.
• Up to 6 images appear.
• Select the image you wish to print.
2. Open the menu and select [CARD OPERATIONS]. Select [\
ORDER].
PRINT
3. Press the SET dial and set the number of copies with the SET dial.
• “ ” appears on the image.
• To cancel the print order, set the number of copies to 0.
4. Close the menu.
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Erasing All Print Orders
CAMERA
PLAY (VCR)
CARD CAMERA
CARD PLAY
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(
CARD OPERATIONS
37)
PRINT ORDERS ALL ERASE
1. Open the menu and select [CARD OPERATIONS].
2. Select [
PRINT ORDERS ALL ERASE].
“ERASE ALL
PRINT ORDERS?”, [NO] and [YES] appears.
3. Select [YES].
All “
” disappear.
4. Close the menu.
Printing
CAMERA
(
37)
PLAY (VCR)
CARD CAMERA
CARD PLAY
PRINT
1. Connect the printer to the camcorder (
2. Open the menu and select [\
119).
PRINT].
• The print setting menu appears.
• “SET
PRINT ORDER” appears, when you connect a printer with direct print function
and select [\ PRINT] without having set the print order.
3. Make sure that [PRINT] is selected and press the SET dial.
Printing starts. The print setting menu disappears when printing is complete.
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❍ Depending on the connected printer, you can select style or paper settings
before step 3.
❍ Cancel Printing/Printing Errors (
121)
❍ Restarting Printing
Open the CARD PLAY menu and select [\ PRINT]. Select [RESUME] in the
print setting menu and press the SET dial. The remaining images will be
printed.
Printing cannot be restarted in the following cases:
- When you change the print order settings.
- When you delete a still image with print order settings.
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Connecting to a Computer Using a USB Cable
You can download images from the memory card to a computer using the supplied
software and USB cable. For details, refer to the Digital Video Software Instruction
Manual. Users of Windows OS can transfer images by simply pressing the
(print/share) button (
131).
❍ Do not disconnect the USB cable, open the memory card cover, remove the
memory card, change the position of the TAPE/CARD switch or turn off the
camcorder and computer while data is being transferred to the computer
(while the camcorder's card access indicator is flashing). Doing so may damage
the memory card’s data.
❍ Operation may not work correctly depending on the software and the
specifications/settings of your computer.
❍ The image files on your memory card and the image files saved on the hard
disk drive of your computer are valuable, original data files. If you wish to use
image files on your computer, make copies of them first, and use the copied
file, retaining the original.
❍ Make sure that camcorder and computer are not connected with a DV cable
before connecting the camcorder to the computer using the USB cable.
Otherwise, the computer may not operate properly.
❍ We recommend powering the camcorder from a household power source
while it is connected to the computer.
❍ Refer also to the computer instruction manual.
❍ Images recorded on a tape cannot be transferred to a computer via USB
interface.
❍ Users of Windows XP and Mac OS X:
Your camcorder is equipped with the standard Picture Transfer Protocol (PTP)
allowing you to download still images (JPEG only) by simply connecting the
camcorder to a computer via USB cable without installing the software from
the DIGITAL VIDEO SOLUTION DISK.
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Direct Transfer Windows OS Only
You can transfer images to the computer with the
(print/share) button.
ALL IMAGES
Transfers all images to the computer.
NEW IMAGES
Transfers only those images that have not yet been
transferred to the computer.
TRANSFER ORDERS
Transfers images with transfer orders to the computer.
SELECT & TRANSFER
Allows you to select an image and transfers the selected
image to the computer.
WALLPAPER
Allows you to select a still image and transfers the selected
image to the computer as wallpaper.
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CARD +/– button
button
SET dial
Preparations
The first time you connect the camcorder to the computer, you need to install the
software and set the auto-launch setting.
1. Install the supplied Digital Video Software.
See Installing the Software in the Digital Video Software Instruction Manual.
2. Connect the camcorder to the computer using the USB cable.
See Connecting the Camcorder to a Computer in the Digital Video Software Instruction
Manual.
3. Set the auto-launch setting.
From the second time on, you only need to connect the camcorder to the computer
to transfer images.
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• Follow the steps 1 to 3 in Starting ZoomBrowser EX in the Digital Video Software
Instruction Manual.
• The direct transfer menu appears on the camcorder screen and the
button
lights up.
131
Transferring All Images, New Images or Images with Transfer Orders
To transfer images with transfer order, you need to set the transfer orders (
CAMERA
PLAY (VCR)
CARD CAMERA
134).
CARD PLAY
1. Turn the SET dial to select [ ALL IMAGES],
[ NEW IMAGES] or [ TRANSFER ORDERS].
2. Press the
button.
• The images are transferred to the computer and displayed in
the Main Window of ZoomBrowser EX.
• The camcorder displays the transfer menu when transfer is complete.
Transferring a Selected Image
CAMERA
PLAY (VCR)
1. Turn the SET dial to select [
2. Press the
CARD CAMERA
CARD PLAY
SELECT & TRANSFER].
button.
3. Select the image you wish to transfer with the
CARD+/– button.
4. Press the
button.
• The selected image is transferred to the computer and displayed in the Main Window
of ZoomBrowser EX.
• Pressing the MENU button brings you back to the transfer menu.
• To continue transferring, select another image with the CARD+/– button.
Transferring a Still Image as Wallpaper
CAMERA
PLAY (VCR)
1. Turn the SET dial to select [
2. Press the
CARD CAMERA
CARD PLAY
WALLPAPER].
button.
3. Select the still image you wish to transfer as
wallpaper with the CARD +/– button.
4. Press the
button.
• The selected image is transferred to the computer and displayed on the desktop.
• Pressing the MENU button brings you back to the transfer menu.
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❍ You can press the SET dial in place of the
button. With [ ALL
IMAGES], [ NEW IMAGES] or [ TRANSFER ORDERS], a confirmation
message appears. Turn the SET dial to select [OK] and press the SET dial.
❍ To cancel transfer, turn the SET dial to select [CANCEL] and press the SET dial,
or press the MENU button.
❍ Only still images in JPEG format and movies in Motion JPEG format can be
transferred.
❍ When transferring with the
button, the camcorder retains the transfer
setting even if you turn it off or change the position of the TAPE/CARD switch.
When you have selected [ SELECT & TRANSFER] or [ WALLPAPER], the
screen to select a still image appears. Press the MENU button to display the
direct transfer menu.
❍ When the protect switch of the SD Memory Card is activated during image
transfer, the images will not be marked as “already transferred”, and will be
transferred again when you select [ NEW IMAGES] later.
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Selecting Images for Transfer
(Transfer Order)
You can select images for transfer to the computer. These transfer settings are
compatible with the Digital Print Order Format (DPOF) standards. A maximum of 200
images can be selected.
CAMERA
PLAY (VCR)
CARD CAMERA
CARD PLAY
1. Select the image you wish to transfer.
2. Press the SET dial to open the FILE OPER. menu.
3. Select [ TRANS.ORDER] and press the SET dial.
•“
”appears on the image.
• To cancel the transfer order, press the SET dial again.
4. Select [[ RETURN] to close the menu.
Selecting in Index Screen Display
CAMERA
(
37)
PLAY (VCR)
CARD CAMERA
CARD OPERATIONS
CARD PLAY
TRANSFER ORDER
1. Move the zoom lever toward W.
Up to 6 images appear.
2. Open the menu and select [CARD OPERATIONS]. Select [\
ORDER].
3. Press the SET dial on the image you wish to transfer.
TRANSFER
•“
”appears on the image.
• To cancel the transfer order, press the SET dial again.
4. Close the menu.
Erasing All Transfer Orders
CAMERA
(
37)
PLAY (VCR)
CARD CAMERA
CARD OPERATIONS
TRANS.ORDERS ALL ERASE
1. Open the menu and select [CARD OPERATIONS].
2. SELECT [ TRANS.ORDERS ALL ERASE].
“ERASE ALL
TRANSFER ORDERS?”, [NO] and [YES] appears.
3. Select [YES].
All “
”disappear.
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CARD PLAY
About the NETWORK Mode
The NETWORK mode is for use with DV Messenger version 2 (Windows XP only).
Set the camcorder to NETWORK mode and connect it to the computer using a DV
(IEEE1394) cable.
For details on DV Messenger version 2, refer to the DV Network Software Instruction
Manual.
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Connection
1. Install DV Messenger.
2. Connect the power adapter to the camcorder.
3. Press the small button below the POWER switch and
turn the POWER switch to NETWORK.
POWER
CAMERA
R)
PLAY (VC
NETWORK
4. Connect the camcorder to the computer using a DV
cable.
• “NETWORK MODE” appears on the camcorder screen.
• When you have connected the camcorder to the computer,
start DV Messenger. You can now operate the camcorder
from the computer using DV Messenger.
❍ When DV Messenger is started and set up for communication, the video
picture appears on the computer screen.
❍ In NETWORK mode, the camcorder can only be operated from the computer,
except for the following functions:
- When the DV Messenger [CAMERA] control panel is displayed: Zoom and
focus (when DV Messenger set to autofocus)
- When the DV Messenger [VCR] control panel is displayed: Volume
adjustment of the built-in speaker
❍ The image stabilizer and digital zoom cannot be used with DV Messenger.
❍ The camcorder cannot be operated with the wireless controller.
Additional
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Screen Displays
Hiding the Displays on the LCD Screen
You can hide the displays on the LCD screen to have a clear screen for playback.
CAMERA
(
37)
PLAY (VCR)
DISPLAY SETUP/
CARD CAMERA
CARD PLAY
DISPLAYS•••••ON
Open the menu and select [DISPLAY SETUP/
[OFF <PLAYBK>] and close the menu.
]. Select [DISPLAYS], set it to
• Warning messages still appear, and the data code appears if turned on.
• Tape operation displays appear for 2 seconds.
• Displays cannot be hidden on the index screen.
Hiding/Showing the Displays on the TV Screen
When you connect a TV for recording, you can select to show the camcorder displays
on the TV screen. For playback, you can hide the camcorder displays on the TV screen.
CAMERA
(
37)
PLAY (VCR)
DISPLAY SETUP/
CARD CAMERA
CARD PLAY
TV SCREEN••••ON
Open the menu and select [DISPLAY SETUP/
to [OFF] and close the menu.
]. Select [TV SCREEN], set it
The displays disappear from the TV screen.
CAMERA
(
37)
PLAY (VCR)
DISPLAY SETUP/
CARD CAMERA
CARD PLAY
TV SCREEN••••OFF
Open the menu and select [DISPLAY SETUP/
to [ON] and close the menu.
The displays appear on the TV screen.
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]. Select [TV SCREEN], set it
Screen Displays during Recording/Playback
CAMERA Mode
Image stabilizer (
78)
Recording reminder ( 25)/
Self-timer countdown ( 57)
Zoom ( 27)
Skin detail ( 49)
Exposure ( 50)
Program AE (
Recording mode (
Shutter speed (
55)
Manual focus (
51)
Card mix (
Time code
Remaining tape
Remaining battery
charge ( 25)
Condensation
warning ( 144)
Remote sensor mode
( 76)
Headphones ( 60)
Wind screen ( 59)
53)
113)
Digital effects (
61)
Date and time (
19)
AF/AE locked during still
image recording ( 97)
Self-timer (
58)
Tape operation
44)
White balance (
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57)
Accessory connected to the
Advanced Accessory Shoe (
Backup battery (
Audio mode (
79)
16:9 mode (
15)
59)
77)
Remaining card capacity
for still images ( 97)
PLAY (VCR) Mode
REC
PAUSE
STOP
EJECT
FF
/
2
1
REW
12 bit audio (
/
/
/
/
: Fast forward playback/
rewind playback ( 31)
2 : ×2 playback (
31)
1 : ×1 playback (
31)
RTN
: Slow playback ( 31)
: Frame advance playback/
frame reverse playback
( 31)
/
/
/
: Playback pause
( 31)
: Date search
( 73)
RTN : Zero set memory
( 72)
: Audio dubbing
( 88)
90)
69)
Volume level of built-in
speaker or headphones
( 32)
DV input (
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Additional
Information
End search ( 71)/
Date search ( 73)/
Audio dubbing ( 88)
Data code (
/
137
CARD CAMERA Mode
Drive mode (
Stitch assist (
104)
106)
Still image quality (
Remaining card capacity
for still images ( 99)
Still image size (
Movie size (
Focusing frame
( 103)
93)
93)
94)
Remaining card capacity
for movies ( 102)
Camcorder shake warning
( 56)
CARD PLAY Mode
Protect mark (
111)
Slide show (
109)
File number ( 95)
Current image/
total images
Data code (
69)
Length of the movie
Lap time
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List of Messages
Message
SET THE TIME ZONE,
DATE AND TIME
Explanation
You have not set the time zone, date and time. This message
appears each time you turn the power on until you set the
time zone, date and time.
CHANGE THE
Battery pack is exhausted. Replace or charge the battery
BATTERY PACK
pack.
THE TAPE IS SET FOR
Cassette is protected. Replace the cassette or change the
ERASURE PREVENTION position of the protect switch.
REMOVE THE
Camcorder stopped operating to protect the tape. Unload
CASSETTE
and reload the cassette.
CHECK THE DV INPUT DV cable is not connected, or the connected digital device is
turned off.
CONDENSATION HAS Condensation has been detected in the camcorder.
BEEN DETECTED
TAPE END
Tape reached the end. Rewind the tape or replace the
cassette.
CHECK THE CASSETTE You attempted to perform audio dubbing on a tape
[REC MODE]
recorded in a mode other than the SP mode.
CHECK THE CASSETTE You attempted to perform audio dubbing on a tape
[AUDIO MODE]
recorded in 16-bit or 12-bit 4-channel sound.
CHECK THE CASSETTE You attempted to perform audio dubbing on a tape with a
[BLANK]
blank section.
Video heads are dirty. Clean the video heads.
HEADS DIRTY, USE
CLEANING CASSETTE
COPYRIGHT PROTECTED You attempted to play back a copyright protected tape.
PLAYBACK IS RESTRICTED
COPYRIGHT PROTECTED You attempted to dub a copyright protected tape. May also
appear when an anomalous signal is received during analog
DUBBING RESTRICTED
line-in recording, or during analog-digital conversion of a
copyright protected tape.
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Memory Card Related Messages
Message
NO CARD
THE CARD IS SET FOR
ERASURE PREVENTION
NO IMAGES
CARD ERROR
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CARD FULL
Explanation
Memory card not is inserted into the camcorder.
SD Memory Card is set for erasure prevention. Replace the
card or change the position of the protect switch.
No images are recorded on the memory card.
A memory card error occurred. The camcorder cannot record
or play back the image.
The error may be temporary. If the message disappears after
4 seconds and flashes red, turn the camcorder off, remove
the card and reinsert the card. If
changes to green, you
can continue recording/playback.
No remaining capacity on the memory card. Replace with
another card or erase images.
File or folder number has reached the maximum value.
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Message
UNIDENTIFIABLE
IMAGE
TRANSFER ORDER
ERROR
CANNOT TRANSFER!
THIS IMAGE CANNOT
BE RECORDED
THIS IMAGE CANNOT
BE USED AS START-UP
IMAGE
TOO MANY STILL
IMAGES
DISCONNECT USB
CABLE
Explanation
Image is recorded in a not compatible JPEG format or
another format not compatible with the camcorder, or the
image file is corrupted.
You attempted to set more than 200 transfer orders.
You attempted to transfer a movie file as wallpaper.
Some analog images cannot be recorded on the memory
card depending on the signal.
You attempted to use an image recorded with another
camcorder, recorded in a format not compatible with this
camcorder, or that has been edited on a computer.
Disconnect the USB cable and decrease the number of still
images on the memory card to less than 1800. If a dialog
appeared on the computer screen, close it. Reconnect the
USB cable.
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Direct Print Related Messages
Message
PAPER ERROR
Explanation
There is a problem with the paper.
Wrong paper size is inserted, or the ink cannot be used with the
selected paper.
NO PAPER
Paper is not correctly inserted or there is no paper.
PAPER JAM
The paper jammed during printing.
PAPER HAS BEEN
Paper size has been changed between print setting and start of
CHANGED
printing.
You attempted to use a paper size/type that is not supported by
MEDIA TYPE ERROR
the printer.
INCOMPATIBLE PAPER You attempted to print on paper that cannot be used with the
SIZE
camcorder.
INK ERROR
There is a problem with the ink.
The ink cartridge is not inserted or is out of ink.
NO INK
The ink cartridge needs to be replaced soon.
LOW INK LEVEL
INK CASSETTE ERROR There is a problem with the ink cassette.
PAPER AND INK DO
The ink cannot be used with the selected paper type.
NOT MATCH
WASTE TANK FULL
Waste tank is full. Refer to the instruction manual of your printer.
FILE ERROR
You attempted to print an image that was made with another
camcorder, has a different format, or was edited on a computer.
CANNOT PRINT!
You attempted to print an image that was made with another
camcorder, has a different format, or was edited on a computer.
COULD NOT PRINT X
You attempted to use the print order settings to print X images
IMAGES
that were made with another camcorder, have a different format
or were edited on a computer.
SET PRINT ORDER
You attempted to print an image from the CARD PLAY menu
[\ PRINT] without having set the print order.
PRINT ORDER
You attempted to set more than 200 still images in the print order.
ERROR
CANNOT TRIM
You attempted to trim an image with an image size of
160 × 120, or an image not recorded in the 4:3 ratio.
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Message
READJUST TRIMMING
PRINTER ERROR
PRINT ERROR
HARDWARE ERROR
RECHARGE THE
PRINTER BATTERY
COMMUNICATION
ERROR
CHECK PRINT
SETTINGS
PRINTER IN USE
PRINTER WARMING
UP
PAPER LEVER ERROR
PRINTER COVER OPEN
NO PRINTHEAD
Explanation
You changed the print style after you set the trimming settings.
Cancel printing. Turn off the printer and turn it back on. Check
the printer status.
Cancel printing and turn off the printer. After a while, turn the
printer back on and check its status. When you are printing using
the
button, check the print settings.
Cancel printing. Turn off the printer and turn it back on. Check
the printer status.
The printer battery is depleted.
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The printer is experiencing a data transmission error. Cancel
printing, disconnect the USB cable and turn off the printer. After a
while, turn the printer back on and reconnect the USB cable.
Or, you attempted to print from a memory card that contains a
large number of images. Reduce the number of images.
The print setting cannot be used for printing with the
button.
The printer is in use. Check the printer status.
Printer is warming up. If the message does not disappear after a
few seconds, check the printer status.
Paper lever error occurred. Adjust the paper selection lever to the
proper position.
Close the printer cover securely.
No print head is installed in the printer or print head is defect.
Refer to the instruction manual of your printer.
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Maintenance/Others
Camcorder Handling Precautions
❍ Do not carry the camcorder by the LCD panel or viewfinder.
❍ Do not leave the camcorder in places subject to high temperatures, such as a sunheated car, and high humidity.
❍ Do not use the camcorder in places subject to magnetic or electric fields such as
near the TV transmitters or portable communication devices.
❍ Do not point the lens or viewfinder at strong light sources. Do not leave the
camcorder pointed at a bright subject.
❍ Do not use the camcorder in dusty or sandy places. Dust or sand getting inside the
cassette or camcorder may cause damage. Dust and sand can also damage the lens.
Attach the lens cap after use.
❍ The camcorder is not waterproof. Water, mud or salt getting inside the cassette or
camcorder may cause damage.
❍ Be careful of heat generated by lighting equipment.
❍ Do not disassemble the camcorder. If the camcorder does not function properly,
consult qualified service personnel.
❍ Handle the camcorder with care. Do not subject the camcorder to shocks or
vibration as this may cause damage.
❍ Avoid sudden changes in temperature. Moving the camcorder rapidly between hot
and cold temperatures may cause condensation to form on its internal surfaces
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Storage
❍ If you do not intend to use the camcorder for a long time, store it in a place free of
dust, in low humidity, and at temperatures not higher than 30 ˚C.
❍ After storage, check the functions of your camcorder to make sure that the
camcorder is still working properly.
Cleaning
Camcorder Body and Lens
❍ Use a soft, dry cloth to clean the camcorder body and lens. Never use chemically
treated cloth or volatile solvents such as paint thinner.
LCD Screen
❍ Clean the LCD screen using a commercially available cleaning cloth for glasses.
❍ Condensation may form on the surface of the screen when the temperature
changes suddenly. Wipe it with a soft dry cloth.
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❍ At cold temperatures, the screen may be darker than usual. This is not a
malfunction. The screen returns to normal when the camcorder warms up.
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❍ Move the viewfinder upward. Remove the
protect cover and clean the glass with a cotton
swab. Reattach the protect cover when finished.
❍ Be careful not to scratch the glass when cleaning.
Video Heads
❍ When the message “HEADS DIRTY, USE CLEANING CASSETTE” appears, or when
the playback picture becomes distorted, the video heads need to be cleaned.
❍ To maintain the best picture quality, we recommend cleaning the video heads
frequently with the Canon DVM-CL Digital Video Head Cleaning Cassette or a
commercially available dry cleaning cassette.
❍ Tapes already recorded with dirty video heads may not be played back correctly
even when you clean the video heads.
❍ Do not use wet type cleaning cassettes as this may damage the camcorder.
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Condensation
Moving the camcorder rapidly between hot and cold temperature may cause
condensation (water droplets) to form on its internal surfaces. Stop using the
camcorder if condensation is detected. Continued use may damage the camcorder.
Condensation may form in the following cases:
When the camcorder is moved from an
air-conditioned room to a warm, humid
place
When the camcorder is moved from a
cold place to a warm room
When the camcorder is left in a humid
room
When a cold room is heated rapidly
How to avoid condensation:
❍ Unload the cassette, place the camcorder in an airtight plastic bag and let it adjust
to temperature changes slowly before removing it from the bag.
When condensation is detected:
❍ The camcorder stops operating and the warning message “CONDENSATION HAS
BEEN DETECTED” appears for approx. 4 seconds and h starts flashing.
❍ If a cassette is loaded, the warning message “REMOVE THE CASSETTE” appears and
v starts flashing. Remove the cassette immediately and leave the cassette
compartment open. Leaving the cassette in the camcorder may damage the tape.
❍ A cassette cannot be loaded when condensation is detected.
Resuming use:
❍ It takes about 1 hour until the water droplets evaporate. After the condensation
warning stops flashing, wait for 1 more hour before resuming use.
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Battery Pack Handling Precautions
DANGER!
Treat the battery pack with care.
• Keep it away from fire (or it might explode).
• Do not expose the battery pack to temperature higher than 60 ºC. Do not leave
it near a heater or inside a car in hot weather.
• Do not try to disassemble or modify it.
• Do not drop or knock it.
• Do not get it wet.
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❍ Charged battery packs continue to discharge naturally. Therefore, charge them on
the day of use, or the day before, to ensure a full charge.
❍ Attach the terminal cover whenever a battery pack is not in use. Contact to metallic
objects may cause a short circuit and damage the battery pack.
❍ Dirty terminals may cause a poor contact between the battery pack and the
camcorder. Wipe the terminals with a soft cloth.
❍ Since storing a charged battery pack for a long time (about 1 year) can shorten its
lifecycle or affect performance, we recommend to discharge the battery pack fully
and to store it in a dry place at temperatures no higher than 30 ˚C. If you do not
use the battery pack for long periods, charge and discharge it fully at least once a
year. If you have more than 1 battery pack, perform these precautions at the same
time for all battery packs.
❍ Although the battery pack’s operating temperature range is from 0 ˚C to 40 ˚C, the
optimal range is from 10 ˚C to 30 ˚C. At cold temperatures, performance will
temporarily decline. Warm it in your pocket before use.
❍ Replace the battery pack if the usable time after full charge diminishes substantially
at normal temperatures.
About the battery terminal cover
The battery terminal cover has a [ ]-shaped hole. This is useful when you wish to
differentiate between charged and uncharged battery packs. For example, with
charged battery packs, attach the terminal cover so that the [ ]-shaped hole shows
the blue label.
Back side of the
battery pack
Terminal cover attached
Charged
Uncharged
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Cassette Handling Precautions
❍ Rewind tapes after use. If the tape becomes slack and damaged, it may cause picture
and sound distortion.
❍ Return cassettes in the case and store them upright.
❍ Do not leave the cassette in the camcorder after use.
❍ Do not use spliced tapes or nonstandard cassettes as they may damage the camcorder.
❍ Do not use tapes that have been jammed as video heads may become dirty.
❍ Do not insert anything into the small holes of the cassette, or cover them with
cellophane tape.
❍ Handle cassettes with care. Do not drop or subject them to severe impact as this may
damage the cassettes.
❍ Rewind tapes from time to time if they are stored for a long time.
❍ With cassettes equipped with a memory function, metal plated terminals may become
dirty with use. Clean the terminals with a cotton swab after about 10 times of
loading/unloading. The memory function is not supported by the camcorder.
Protecting Tapes from Accidental Erasure
To protect your recordings from accidental
erasure, slide the tab on the cassette to the
left. (This switch position is usually labelled
SAVE or ERASE OFF.)
If you load a protected cassette in CAMERA
mode, the message “THE TAPE IS SET FOR
ERASURE PREVENTION” appears for approx.
4 seconds and v starts flashing. If you wish to record on that cassette, slide the tab
back to the right.
REC
SAVE
REC
SAVE
Memory Card Handling Precautions
❍ Format new memory cards with the camcorder. Memory cards formatted with other
devices such as a computer may not operate correctly.
❍ We recommend saving backups of memory card images on your computer’s hard drive
or other external memory device. Image data may be corrupted or lost due to memory
card defects or exposure to static electricity. Canon Inc. makes no warranties for
corrupted or lost data.
❍ Do not turn off the camcorder, disconnect the power source, open the memory card
cover or remove the memory card while the card access indicator is flashing.
❍ Do not use memory cards in places subject to strong magnetic fields.
❍ Do not leave memory cards in places subject to high humidity and high temperature.
❍ Do not disassemble memory cards.
❍ Do not bend, drop, or subject memory cards to shocks and do not expose them to
water.
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❍ Moving a memory card rapidly between hot and cold temperatures may cause
condensation to form on its external and internal surfaces. If condensation forms on
the card, put it aside until the droplets have evaporated completely.
❍ Do not touch or expose the terminals to dust or dirt.
❍ Check the direction before inserting the memory card. Forcing a memory card
backwards into the slot may damage the memory card or the camcorder.
❍ Do not remove the label from the memory card, or affix other labels on the memory
card.
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Using the Camcorder Abroad
Power Sources
You can use the compact power adapter to operate the camcorder and to charge
battery packs in any country with power supply between 100 and 240 V AC, 50/60 Hz.
Consult the Canon Service Centre for information on plug adapters for overseas use.
Playback on a TV Screen
You can only play back your recordings on TVs with PAL system. The PAL system is
used in the following countries/areas:
Algeria, Australia, Austria, Bangladesh, Belgium, Brunei, China, Denmark, Finland,
Germany, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Ireland,
Italy, Jordan, Kenya, Kuwait, Liberia, Malaysia, Malta, Mozambique, the Netherlands,
New Zealand, North Korea, Norway, Oman, Pakistan, Portugal, Qatar, Sierra Leone,
Singapore, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Swaziland, Sweden, Switzerland, Tanzania,
Thailand, Turkey, Uganda, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, Yemen, former
Yugoslavia, Zambia.
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Troubleshooting
If you have a problem with your camcorder, refer to this checklist. Consult your dealer
or a Canon Service Centre if the problem persists.
Power Source
Problem
Camcorder will not turn
on.
The camcorder switches
off by itself.
Cassette compartment
will not open.
Cassette compartment
stopped during loading/
unloading.
LCD/viewfinder switches
on and off.
Battery pack will not
charge.
Cause
Battery pack is exhausted.
Battery pack is not correctly
attached.
Battery pack is exhausted.
Power save function has
been activated.
Battery pack is exhausted.
Solution
Replace or charge the
battery pack.
Attach the battery pack
correctly.
Replace or charge the
battery pack.
Turn on the camcorder.
Replace or charge the
battery pack.
Cassette compartment cover Open the cassette
compartment cover fully.
is not fully open.
Replace or charge the
Battery pack is exhausted.
battery pack.
Consult a Canon Service
The camcorder
Centre.
malfunctions.
Replace or charge the
Battery pack is exhausted.
battery pack.
Charge the battery pack in
Battery packs will not
temperatures between 0 ºC
charge outside the
and 40 ºC.
temperature range of 0 ˚C
and 40 ˚C.
Wait until the battery pack
Battery packs become hot
temperature is below 40 ˚C
with use and may not
and retry charging.
charge.
Use a different battery pack.
The battery pack is
damaged.
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Buttons will not work.
Camcorder is not turned on.
Cassette is not loaded.
v flashes on the screen. Cassette is not loaded.
k flashes on the
Battery pack is exhausted.
screen.
h flashes on the screen. Condensation is detected.
“REMOVE THE
Camcorder stopped
CASSETTE” appears on
operating to protect the
the screen.
tape.
The wireless controller
Camcorder and wireless
will not work.
controller are not set to the
same remote sensor mode.
Batteries of the wireless
controller are exhausted.
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Turn on the camcorder.
Load a cassette.
Load a cassette.
Replace or charge the
battery pack.
See reference page.
Unload and reload the
cassette.
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Change the remote sensor
modes.
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Replace the batteries.
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Recording
Problem
Image will not appear
on the screen.
“SET THE TIME ZONE,
DATE AND TIME”
appears on the screen.
Pressing the start/stop
button will not start
recording.
Camcorder will not
focus.
A vertical light bar
appears on the screen.
Sound is distorted or
recorded in a lower
volume than the actual
volume.
Viewfinder picture is
blurred.
Cause
Camcorder is not set to
CAMERA mode.
Time zone, date and time
are not set, or the backup
battery is exhausted.
Solution
Set the camcorder to
CAMERA mode.
Set the time zone, date and
time, or replace the backup
battery and reset the date
and time.
Camcorder is turned off.
Turn on the power.
Cassette is not loaded.
Load a cassette.
Rewind the tape or replace
Tape reached the end (b
the cassette.
flashes on the screen).
Replace the tape or change
Cassette is protected (v
the position of the protect
flashes on the screen).
switch.
Set the camcorder to
Camcorder is set to a mode
other than the CAMERA mode. CAMERA mode.
Autofocus does not work on Focus manually.
that subject.
Adjust the viewfinder with
Viewfinder is not adjusted.
the dioptric adjustment
lever.
Clean the lens.
Lens is dirty.
Bright light in a dark scene
may cause a vertical light
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bar (smear) to appear. This is
not a malfunction.
When recording near loud
sound (such as fireworks,
drums or concerts), sound
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may become distorted or
may not be recorded in the
actual sound level. This is
not a malfunction.
Adjust the viewfinder with
Viewfinder is not adjusted.
the dioptric adjustment
lever.
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Playback
Problem
Pressing the playback
button does not start
playback.
Cause
Camcorder is turned off, or is
not set to PLAY (VCR) mode.
Cassette is not loaded.
Tape reached the end (b
flashes on the screen).
Image will not appear
[AV/PHONESH] is set to
on the TV screen.
[PHONESH] in the menu.
[AV \ DV OUT] is set to
[ON].
Tape is running, but
TV/VIDEO selector on the TV
image will not appear
is not set to VIDEO.
on the TV screen.
Video heads are dirty.
You attempted to play back
or dub copyright protected
tape.
No sound from the built- Speaker volume is turned
in speaker.
off.
Solution
Set the camcorder to PLAY
(VCR) mode.
Load a cassette.
Rewind the tape.
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the menu.
Set [AV \ DV OUT] to [OFF].
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Set the selector to VIDEO.
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Clean the video heads.
Stop playback/dubbing.
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Memory Card Operation
Memory card cannot be
inserted.
Memory card cannot be
recorded.
Memory card was not facing Turn the memory card over
and reinsert it.
the correct direction.
Replace the memory card or
Memory card is full.
erase images.
Format the memory card.
Memory card is not
formatted.
Memory card is not inserted. Insert a memory card.
Set [FILE NUMBERS] to
File number reached
[RESET] and insert a new
maximum value.
memory card.
Change the position of the
SD Memory Card is
protect switch.
protected.
Memory card cannot be Camcorder is not set to
Set the camcorder to CARD
played back.
PLAY mode.
CARD PLAY mode.
Memory card is not inserted. Insert a memory card.
Image cannot be erased. Image is protected.
Cancel the protection.
Change the position of the
SD memory card is
protect switch.
protected.
flashes red.
Turn off the camcorder.
Card error occurred.
Remove and reinsert the
memory card. Format the
memory card if flashing
persists.
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Printing
The printer is not
operating even though
camcorder and printer
are correctly connected.
The camcorder is set to
NETWORK mode.
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1. Set the camcorder to
CARD PLAY mode.
2. Disconnect and reconnect
the USB cable.
3. Turn off the printer and
turn it back on.
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WS-20 Wrist Strap
SS-900 Shoulder Strap
WD-H34
Wide-converter
CBC-NB2
Car Battery Charger
MiniDV
Video Cassette
NB-2L, NB-2LH,
BP-2L12, BP-2L14
Battery Pack
CB-2LTE
Battery Charger
WL-D83 Wireless
Controller
TL-H34
Tele-converter
CA-570 Compact
Power Adapter
NB-2L, NB-2LH,
BP-2L12, BP-2L14
FS-34U
Filter Set
Battery Pack
S-150 S-video Cable
VFL-1 Video Flash Light
STV-250N
Stereo Video Cable
TV
PC-A10 SCART
Adapter
VCR
VL-3 Video Light
DM-50 Directional
Stereo Microphone
Stereo Microphone
(commercially available)
CV-150F/CV-250F
DV Cable
SDC-128M
SD Memory Card
Digital Device
PC Card Adapter
USB Reader/Writer
MultiMediaCard
IFC-300PCU
USB Cable
BP-900 Series
Battery Pack
Computer
VL-10Li
Battery
Video Light
SC-2000 Soft
Carrying Case
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Optional Accessories
Use of genuine Canon accessories is recommended.
This product is designed to perform optimally when used with genuine Canon
accessories. Canon shall not be liable for any damage to this product and/or
accidents such as fire, etc., caused by the malfunction of non-genuine Canon
accessories (e.g., a leakage and/or explosion of a battery pack). Please note that this
warranty does not apply to repairs arising out of the malfunction of non-genuine
Canon accessories, although you may request such repairs on a chargeable basis.
Battery Packs
When you need extra battery packs, select from
the following: NB-2L, NB-2LH, BP-2L12, BP-2L14.
CB-2LTE Battery Charger
Use the battery charger for charging the
battery packs.
Battery Pack
Charging Time*
NB-2LH
90 min.
NB-2L
80 min.
BP-2L12
150 min.
BP-2L14
170 min.
* Charging time varies according to the charging condition.
CBC-NB2 Car Battery Charger
Use the car battery charger to charge battery
packs on the move. The car battery cable plugs
into your car’s cigarette lighter and runs off a
12-24 V DC negative ground battery.
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TL-H34 Tele-converter
This Tele-converter lens increases the focal
length of the camcorder lens by a factor of 1.5.
• The image stabilizer is not as effective when
the Tele-converter is attached.
• The minimum focusing distance with the TL-H34 is 2.5 m; 2.5 cm at maximum wide
angle.
• When the Tele-converter is attached, a shadow may appear in the picture when you
record with video light (MVX250i: or with assist lamp or flash).
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WD-H34 Wide-converter
This lens decreases focal length by a factor of
0.7, giving you a wide perspective for indoor
shots or panoramic views.
• When the Wide-converter is attached, a
shadow may appear in the picture when you record with video light (MVX250i: or
with assist lamp or flash).
FS-34U Filter Set
Neutral density and MC protector filters help
you to control difficult lighting conditions.
VL-10Li Battery Video Light
This compact yet powerful video light can be
used for both indoor and outdoor shooting. It
attaches to the camcorder’s accessory shoe and
is powered by BP-900 series battery packs.
• Approximate usage time: BP-915: 60 min., BP-930: 120 min., BP-945: 170 min.
• BP-900 series battery packs are charged with the CA-920 Compact Power Adapter or
CH-910 Dual Battery Charger/Holder.
WS-20 Wrist Strap
Use this for extra additional protection for
active shooting.
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SC-2000 Soft Carrying Case
A handy camcorder bag with padded
compartments and plenty of space for
accessories.
VFL-1 Video Flash Light
This video flash light allows you to record still
images and movies even at night or in dark
places. It attaches to the camcorder’s advanced
accessory shoe for cable-free operation.
VL-3 Video Light
This video light enables you to record brightly
in color even in dark places. It attaches to the
camcorder’s advanced accessory shoe for cablefree operation.
DM-50 Directional Stereo Microphone
This highly sensitive, super-directional
microphone attaches to the camcorder’s
advanced accessory shoe. It can be used as
directional microphone (monaural) or stereo
microphone.
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This mark identifies genuine Canon video accessories. When you
use Canon video equipment, we recommend Canon-brand
accessories or products bearing the same mark.
Specifications
MVX250i/MVX200i/MVX200
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System
Video Recording System
Audio Recording System
Television System
Image Sensor
Tape Format
Tape Speed
Maximum Recording Time
(80 min. cassette)
Fast Forward/Rewind Time
LCD Screen
Viewfinder
Microphone
Lens
Lens Configuration
Filter Diameter
AF System
Minimum Focusing Distance
White Balance
Minimum Illumination
Recommended Illumination
Image Stabilization
2 rotary heads, helical scanning DV system (consumer digital VCR
SD system), digital component recording
PCM digital sound: 16 bit (48 kHz/2 ch); 12 bit (32 kHz/4 ch)
CCIR standard (625 lines, 50 fields) PAL colour signal
1/4.5-inch CCD, approx. 1,330,000 pixels
Effective pixels: tape: approx. 860,000 pixels
card: approx. 1,230,000 pixels
Videocassettes bearing the MiniDV mark
SP: 18.83 mm/s, LP: 12.57 mm/s
SP: 80 min., LP: 120 min.
Approx. 2 min. 20 sec. (with a 60 min. cassette)
2.5-inch. TFT color, approx. 123,000 pixels
0.33-inch. TFT color, approx. 113,000 pixels
Stereo electret condenser microphone
MVX250i: f=3.5-63 mm, f/1.8-3.4, 18× power zoom
MVX200i/MVX200: f=3.5-49 mm, f/1.8-3.1, 14× power zoom
10 elements in 8 groups
34 mm
TTL autofocus, manual focusing possible
1 m; 1 cm on maximum wide angle
Auto white balance, pre-set white balance (indoor, outdoor) or
custom white balance
1.5 lx (using the Night mode)
More than 100 lx
Electronic
Memory
Recording Media
Number of Recording Pixels
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Additional
Information
SD Memory Card, MultiMediaCard
Still image: 1280 × 960, 640 × 480 pixels
Movie: 320 × 240, 160 × 120 pixels , 12.5 frames/sec.
File Format
Design rule for Camera File System (DCF), Exif 2.2* compliant,
DPOF compliant
*This camcorder supports Exif 2.2 (also called “Exif Print”). Exif Print is a standard for enhancing
the communication between camcorders and printers. By connecting to an Exif Print-compliant
printer, the camcorder’s image data at the time of shooting is used and optimised, yielding
extremely high quality prints.
Image Recording Format
Still image: JPEG (compression: Super Fine, Fine, Normal)
Movie: AVI (image data: Motion JPEG; audio data: WAVE
(monaural))
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Input/Output Terminals (MVX200: Output only)
AV Terminal
DV Terminal
MIC Terminal
(MVX250i)
Headphone Terminal
USB Terminal
S-video Terminal
ø3.5 mm minijack
Video:
1 Vp-p/75 ohms unbalanced
Audio output:
–10 dBV (47 kohm load)/3 kohms or less
Audio input*:
–10 dBV/40 kohms or more
Special 4-pin connector (IEEE 1394 compliant)
ø3.5 mm stereo mini-jack
–57 dBV (with 600 ohm mic)/5 kohms or more
ø3.5 mm stereo mini-jack
mini-B
1 Vp-p/75 ohms (Y signal), 0.3 Vp-p/75 ohms (C signal)
*MVX250i/MVX200i only.
Power/Others
Power supply (rated)
Power consumption (AF on)
Operating temperature
Dimensions (W × H × D)
Weight (camcorder body only)
7.4 V DC
2.6W (using viewfinder), 3.3W (using LCD screen)
0 — 40 ßC
74 × 78 × 130 mm excluding protrusions
500 g
CA-570 Compact Power Adapter
Power supply
Power consumption
Rated output
Operating temperature
Dimensions
Weight
100 – 240 V AC, 50/60 Hz
17W
8.4 V DC, 1.5 A
0 – 40 ˚C
52 × 90 × 29 mm
135 g
NB-2LH Battery Pack
Battery type
Rated voltage
Operating temperature
Battery capacity
Dimensions
Weight
Rechargeable Lithium Ion Battery
7.4 V DC
0 – 40 ˚C
720 mAh
33.3 × 16.2 × 45.2 mm
43 g
SDC-8M SD Memory Card
Capacity
Interface
Operating temperature
Dimensions
Weight
8 MB
SD Memory Card standard
0 – 40 ˚C
32 × 24 × 2.1 mm
2g
Weight and dimensions are approximate. Errors and omissions excepted. Subject to
change without notice.
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Index
12bit audio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90
16:9 widescreen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77
6-second auto date . . . . . . . . . . . . 70
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Abroad, using the camcorder . . . 147
Accessories. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6, 152
Advanced accessory shoe . . . . . . . 79
AF-assist lamp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80
Analog line-in . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83
Analog-digital converter. . . . . . . . 86
Assist lamp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47
Audio dubbing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 88
Audio mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59
Auto . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44
Auto Exposure Bracketing . . . . . 105
Autofocus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51
AV \ DV . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 86
AV/headphones terminal . . . . 32, 34
B
Backup battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Battery charger . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 152
Battery pack . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Beep . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77
Brightness . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
Direct print function . . . . . . . . . . 119
Direct transfer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 131
Drive mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 104
DV dubbing. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84
DV terminal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81, 91
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Easy recording.
Effects . . . . . . .
End search. . . .
Erasing images
Exposure . . . . .
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. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50
F
Faders . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61
Fast forward . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
File numbers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 95
Focusing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51
Focusing point. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 103
Focus-Priority. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 103
Formatting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 117
G
Grip belt . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
H
Headphones . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32, 60
C
Card jump . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 110
Card mix . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 113
Computer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 91, 130
Condensation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 144
Connections - TV . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
Connections - VCR. . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
Continuous shooting. . . . . . . . . . 104
Copyright signals. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84
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LCD mirror mode
LCD screen. . . . . .
Lens cap . . . . . . .
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M
Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 142
Manual focus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51
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Information
Data code . . . .
Date and time .
Date format . .
Date search . . .
Demo mode . .
Digital effects .
Digital zoom . .
I
Image quality . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 93
Image stabilizer. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78
Index screen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 109
Infinity focus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52
157
Memory card. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 92
Menus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37-43
Microphone. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61, 88
MIC terminal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61, 88
Movie size . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 94
MultiMediaCard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 92
Multi-image screen . . . . . . . . . . . . 63
My Camera settings . . . . . . . . . . . 74
N
ND filter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 97
NETWORK Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . 135
Night mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47
Night+ mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47
Self-timer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57
Shoulder strap. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Shutter speed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55
Skin detail . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49
Slide show . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 109
SP mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58
Speaker . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
Sports mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44
Spotlight mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44
Still image quality . . . . . . . . . . . . . 93
Still image size . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 93
Stitch Assist mode . . . . . . . . . . . . 106
Super Night mode. . . . . . . . . . . . . 47
T
O
Operating Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Output channel. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
P
Playback - Memory card . . . . . . . 108
Playback - Tape . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
Playback pause . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
Portrait mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44
Power adapter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Print order. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 128
Program AE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44
Protect. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 111
R
Record review . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
Record search . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
Recording movies
(memory card). . . . . . . . . . . . . . 101
Recording movies (tape) . . . . . . . . 22
Recording programs . . . . . . . . . . . 44
Recording still images
(memory card). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 96
Remote sensor. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76
Review. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100
Rewind . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
Tape protection. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 146
Time code . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
Time zone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Transfer order . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 134
Tripod . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
Troubleshooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . 148
TV Screen. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33, 136
U
USB terminal . . . . . . . . . . . . 119, 130
V
Video heads. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 143
Video light. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 153, 154
Videocassettes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Viewfinder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
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White balance . . . .
Widescreen . . . . . .
Wind screen . . . . .
Wireless controller
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Zero set memory . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72
Zooming . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
S
S1 video terminal . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
Sample images . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 116
Sand & Snow mode. . . . . . . . . . . . 44
Screen displays . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 136
SD Memory Card . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 92
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