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Important Usage Instructions
Introduction
WARNING!
TO REDUCE THE RISK OF FIRE OR ELECTRIC SHOCK, DO NOT EXPOSE THIS
PRODUCT TO RAIN OR MOISTURE.
WARNING!
TO REDUCE THE RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK AND TO REDUCE ANNOYING
INTERFERENCE, USE THE RECOMMENDED ACCESSORIES ONLY.
COPYRIGHT WARNING:
Unauthorized recording of copyrighted materials may infringe on the rights of
copyright owners and be contrary to copyright laws.
HDV Camcorder, HV10 A systems
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1) This
device may not cause harmful interference, and (2) this device must accept any interference received, including
interference that may cause undesired operation.
Note: This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for class B digital device, pursuant to
Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful
interference in a residential installation. This equipment generates, uses and can radiate radio frequency energy
and, if not installed and use in accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio
communications. However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation. If this
equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or television reception, which can be determined by turning
the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the following
measures:
• Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
• Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
• Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is connected.
• Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
Use of shielded cable is required to comply with class B limits in Subpart B of Part 15 of FCC Rules.
Do not make any changes or modifications to the equipment unless otherwise specified in the manual.
If such changes or modifications should be made, you could be required to stop operation of the equipment.
Canon U.S.A. Inc.
One Canon Plaza, Lake Success, NY 11042, U.S.A.
Tel No. (516)328-5600
CAUTION:
TO PREVENT ELECTRIC SHOCK, MATCH WIDE BLADE OF PLUG TO WIDE SLOT, FULLY
INSERT.
Important Warning
CAUTION
RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK
DO NOT OPEN
CAUTION:
TO REDUCE THE RISK OF ELECTRIC
SHOCK, DO NOT REMOVE COVER (OR
BACK). NO USER-SERVICEABLE PARTS
INSIDE. REFER SERVICING TO
QUALIFIED SERVICE PERSONNEL.
The lightning flash with arrowhead symbol,
within an equilateral triangle, is intended to
alert the user to the presence of uninsulated
“dangerous voltage” within the product’s
enclosure, that may be of sufficient magnitude
to constitute a risk of electric shock to persons.
The exclamation point, within an equilateral
triangle, is intended to alert the user to the
presence of important operating and
maintenance (servicing) instructions in the
literature accompanying the product.
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IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
In these safety instructions the word “product”
refers to the Canon HDV Camcorder HV10 A
and all its accessories.
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Power Sources — The CA-570 Compact
Power Adapter should be operated only
from the type of power source indicated on
the marking label. If you are not sure of the
type of power supply to your home, consult
your product dealer or local power
company. Regarding other power sources
such as battery power, refer to instructions
in this manual.
Polarization — The CA-570 Compact
Power Adapter is equipped with a
polarized 2-prong plug (a plug having one
blade wider than the other).
The 2-prong polarized plug will fit into the
power outlet only one way. This is a safety
feature. If you are unable to insert the plug
fully into the outlet, try reversing the plug. If
the plug still fails to fit, contact your
electrician to replace your obsolete outlet.
Do not defeat the safety purpose of the
polarized plug.
Power Cord Protection — Power cords
should be routed so that they are not likely
to be walked on or pinched by items placed
upon or against them. Pay particular
attention to plugs and the point from which
the cords exit the product.
Outdoor Antenna Grounding — If an
outside antenna is connected to the
product, be sure the antenna is grounded
so as to provide some protection against
voltage surges and built-up static charges.
Section 810 of the National Electrical
Code, ANSI / NFPA No. 70—1984,
provides information with respect to proper
grounding of the mast and supporting
structure, grounding of the lead-in wire to
an antenna discharge unit, size of
grounding conductors, location of antenna
discharge unit, connection to grounding
electrodes, and requirements for the
grounding electrode. See figure 1.
Introduction
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Read Instructions — All the safety and
operating instructions should be read
before the product is operated.
Retain Instructions — The safety and
operating instructions should be retained
for future reference.
Heed Warnings — All warnings on the
product and in the operating instructions
should be adhered to.
Follow Instructions — All operating and
maintenance instructions should be
followed.
Cleaning — Unplug this product from the
wall outlet before cleaning. Do not use
liquid or aerosol cleaners. The product
should be cleaned only as recommended
in this manual.
Accessories — Do not use accessories not
recommended in this manual as they may
be hazardous.
Avoid magnetic or electric fields — Do not
use the camera close to TV transmitters,
portable communication devices or other
sources of electric or magnetic radiation.
They may cause picture interference, or
permanently damage the camera.
Water and Moisture — Hazard of electric
shock — Do not use this product near
water or in rainy/moist situations.
Placing or Moving — Do not place on an
unstable cart, stand, tripod, bracket or
table. The product may fall, causing
serious injury to a child or adult, and
serious damage to the
product.
A product and cart
combination should be
moved with care. Quick
stops, excessive force,
and uneven surfaces may
cause the product and cart
combination to overturn.
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Fig. 1
EXAMPLE OF ANTENNA GROUNDING AS
PER NATIONAL ELECTRICAL CODE
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Damage Requiring Service — Disconnect
this product from the wall outlet and all
power sources including battery, and refer
servicing to qualified service personnel
under the following conditions:
a. When the power-supply cord or plug is
damaged.
b. If any liquid has been spilled onto, or
objects have fallen into, the product.
c. If the product has been exposed to rain
or water.
d. If the product does not operate normally
even if you follow the operating
instructions. Adjust only those controls
that are covered by the operation
instructions. Improper adjustment of
other controls may result in damage and
will often require extensive work by a
qualified technician to restore the
product to its normal operation.
e. If the product has been dropped or the
cabinet has been damaged.
f. When the product exhibits a distinct
change in performance. This indicates a
need for service.
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Replacement Parts — When replacement
parts are required, be sure the service
technician has used replacement parts that
are specified by Canon or that have the
same characteristics as the original part.
Unauthorized substitutions may result in
fire, electric shock or other hazards.
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Safety Check — Upon completion of any
service or repairs to this product, ask the
service technician to perform safety checks
to determine that the product is in safe
operating order.
ANTENNA
LEAD IN
WIRE
GROUND
CLAMP
ELECTRIC
SERVICE
EQUIPMENT
NEC - NATIONAL
ELECTRICAL CODE
ANTENNA DISCHARGE
UNIT (NEC SECTION 810-20)
GROUNDING
CONDUCTORS
(NEC SECTION 810-21)
GROUND CLAMPS
POWER SERVICE GROUNDING
ELECTRODE SYSTEM
(NEC ART 250. PART H)
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Lightning — For added protection of this
product during a lightning storm, or when it
is left unattended and unused for long
periods of time, disconnect it from the wall
outlet and disconnect the antenna. This will
prevent damage to the product due to
lightning and power-line surges.
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Overloading — Do not overload wall outlets
and extension cords as this can result in a
risk of fire or electric shock.
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Objects and Liquid Entry — Never push
objects of any kind into this product
through openings as they may touch
dangerous voltage points or short out parts
that could result in a fire or electric shock.
Be careful not to spill liquid of any kind onto
the product.
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Servicing — Do not attempt to service this
product yourself as opening or removing
covers may expose you to dangerous
voltage or other hazards. Refer all
servicing to qualified service personnel.
When replacement of the power supply is required, please return it to the responsible nearest
Canon Service Center and please replace it with the same type number CA-570.
The Adapter can be used with a power supply between 100 and 240 V AC. For areas where
120 V AC power is not used, you will need a special plug adapter. Contact your nearest Canon
Service Center for further information.
This Class B digital apparatus complies with Canadian ICES-003.
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Enjoying High-Definition Video
Preserve your most treasured memories, be it unforgettable scenic beauty or
cherished moments spent with family and friends, with high definition video
recordings of a quality second only to actually being there.
What is High-Definition Video?
1,080 lines
How to play back your HDV recordings?
On a high-definition TV (HDTV) (
57)
HDV recordings will be played back in their original high quality.
On standard definition TVs (
58)
HDV recordings will be down-converted to match the resolution of the TV set.
Introduction
High-definition video (HDV) allows you to record
video of unparalleled high quality on regular miniDV
tapes. HDV is composed of 1,080 horizontal lines
–that is more than twice the number of horizontal
lines and approximately 4 times the number of
pixels in standard definition TV broadcasts–
resulting in incredibly beautiful and richly detailed
video recordings.
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Table of contents
Introduction
Enjoying High-Definition Video ....................................................................... 5
About this Manual ........................................................................................... 9
Getting to Know the Camcorder
Supplied Accessories.................................................................................... 11
Components Guide ....................................................................................... 12
Screen Displays ............................................................................................ 15
Preparations
Getting Started
Charging the Battery Pack ............................................................................ 18
Inserting and Removing a Tape .................................................................... 19
Inserting and Removing a Memory Card ...................................................... 20
Preparing the Camcorder.............................................................................. 20
The Wireless Controller ................................................................................ 21
Adjusting the LCD Screen............................................................................. 21
Using the Menus
Selecting a MENU Option ............................................................................. 22
Selecting a FUNC. Menu Option................................................................... 23
First Time Settings
Changing the Language................................................................................ 23
Changing the Time Zone............................................................................... 24
Setting the Date and Time ............................................................................ 24
Basic Functions
Recording
Recording Movies ......................................................................................... 25
Recording Still Images .................................................................................. 26
Zooming ........................................................................................................ 26
Playback
Playing Back Movies..................................................................................... 27
Locating the End of the Last Scene .............................................................. 28
Locating Scenes by Recording Date............................................................. 29
Viewing Still Images ...................................................................................... 29
Magnifying the Playback Image .................................................................... 30
Advanced Functions
Menu Options Lists
MENU Options .............................................................................................. 31
Camera Setup (Digital Zoom, Image Stabilizer, etc.) .......................... 31
Recording/Video Input Setup
(HD Standard, DV Recording Mode, etc.) ........................................ 32
Card Operations (Initialization, Erase All Images, etc.) ...................... 34
Playback/Video Output Setup
(Playback Standard, Component Video Out, DV Out etc.)............... 34
Display Setup (LCD Brightness, Language, etc.) ............................... 36
System Setup (Beep, etc.).................................................................. 37
Date/Time Setup ................................................................................. 37
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Editing Functions
Still Image Options
Erasing Still Images .......................................................................................55
Protecting Still Images ...................................................................................55
Initializing the Memory Card ..........................................................................56
External Connections
Connecting to a TV or VCR
Connection Diagrams ....................................................................................57
Playback on a TV Screen ..............................................................................59
Recording to a VCR or Digital Video Recorder .............................................60
Analog Line-In Recording ..............................................................................61
Digital Video Dubbing ....................................................................................62
Analog/Digital Conversion .............................................................................63
Connecting to a Computer
PC Connection Diagrams ..............................................................................64
Transferring Video Recordings ......................................................................65
Transferring Still Images – Direct Transfer ....................................................66
Transfer Orders .............................................................................................67
Connecting to a Printer
Printing Still Images – Direct Print .................................................................68
Selecting the Print Settings ...........................................................................69
Trimming Settings..........................................................................................70
Print Orders ...................................................................................................71
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Introduction
FUNC. Menu Options ....................................................................................37
Recording Programs
Using the Recording Programs .....................................................................40
Flexible Recording: Changing the Aperture and Shutter Speed ...............41
Special Scene: Recording Programs to Match Special Conditions ........42
Adjusting the Picture: Exposure, Focus and Color
Manual Exposure Adjustment........................................................................43
Light Metering Mode......................................................................................43
Automatic Focus Modes ................................................................................44
Manual Focus Adjustment .............................................................................44
Focus Assist Functions..................................................................................45
White Balance ...............................................................................................45
Image Effects.................................................................................................46
Still Image Recording Options
Selecting the Size and Quality of Still Images ...............................................47
Capturing a Still Image while Recording Movies ...........................................48
Continuous Shooting and Exposure Bracketing ............................................49
Other Functions
On-Screen Displays.......................................................................................50
Flash..............................................................................................................51
Mini Video Light .............................................................................................52
Self Timer ......................................................................................................52
Digital Effects.................................................................................................53
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Additional Information
Trouble?
Troubleshooting ............................................................................................ 73
List of Messages ........................................................................................... 76
Do’s and Don’ts
Handling Precautions.................................................................................... 79
Maintenance/Others...................................................................................... 82
Cleaning the Video Heads ............................................................................ 82
Using the Camcorder Abroad ....................................................................... 83
General Information
System Diagram ........................................................................................... 84
Optional Accessories .................................................................................... 85
Product Codes .............................................................................................. 87
Specifications ................................................................................................ 88
Index ............................................................................................................. 90
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About this Manual
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Thank you for purchasing the Canon HV10. Please read this manual carefully before
you use the camcorder and retain it for future reference. Should your camcorder fail to
operate correctly, refer to the Troubleshooting table (
73).
Conventions Used in the Manual
Brackets [ ] and capital letters are used to refer to menu
options as they are displayed on screen. Menu options in
boldface indicate the default setting (for example [ON],
[OFF]).
Menu item shown at its default position
Buttons and switches to be operated
Names of buttons and switches are indicated within a
“button” frame (for example MENU ).
About the
SET
dial
Turn the SET dial up and down (
) to select options in a menu,
change setting, etc. Press the SET dial itself ( SET ) to make a
selection or change a setting.
Introduction
IMPORTANT: Precautions related to the camcorder operation.
NOTES: Additional topics that complement the basic operating procedures.
POINTS TO CHECK: Restrictions that apply if the function described is not
available in all operating modes (the operating mode to which the camcorder should be
set, etc.).
: Reference page number.
“Screen” refers to the LCD and the viewfinder screen.
The photos included in the manual are simulated pictures taken with a still camera.
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About the Operating Modes
The camcorder’s operating mode is determined by the positions of the power switch and the
/
switch. In the manual,
indicates that a function is available in the operating
mode shown and
indicates that the function is not available. When no operating mode
icons are given, the function is available in all operating modes.
Operating Mode
POWER Switch
/
Switch
CAMERA
(Tape)
PLAY
CAMERA
PLAY
(Memory card)
Icon Display
Operation
Recording movies
on the tape
25
Playing movies
from the tape
27
Recording still images
on the memory card
26
Viewing still images
from the memory card
29
Trademark Acknowledgements
• miniSD™ is a trademark of SD Card Association.
• Windows® is a registered 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.
•
is a trademark.
• HDV and the HDV logo are trademarks of Sony Corporation and Victor Company of Japan,
Ltd. (JVC).
• Other names and products not mentioned above may be trademarks or registered
trademarks of their respective companies.
• ANY USE OF THIS PRODUCT OTHER THAN CONSUMER PERSONAL USE IN ANY MANNER
THAT COMPLIES WITH THE MPEG-2 STANDARD FOR ENCODING VIDEO INFORMATION
FOR PACKAGED MEDIA IS EXPRESSLY PROHIBITED WITHOUT A LICENSE UNDER
APPLICABLE PATENTS IN THE MPEG-2 PATENT PORTFOLIO, WHICH LICENSE IS
AVAILABLE FROM MPEG LA, L.L.C., 250 STEELE STREET, SUITE 300, DENVER,
COLORADO 80206.
Getting to Know the Camcorder
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Getting to Know the Camcorder
Supplied Accessories
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BP-310 Battery Pack
WL-D87 Wireless
Controller
Lithium Button Battery
CR2025 for Wireless
Controller
CTC-100 Component
Cable
STV-250N Stereo Video
Cable
IFC-300PCU
USB Cable
DIGITAL VIDEO
SOLUTION DISK
Software CD-ROM*
* Includes the electronic version of the Digital Video Software instruction manual on PDF file.
The serial number of this product can be found at the battery attachment unit of the
camcorder. Write down the number and other information here and retain this book as a
permanent record of your purchase to aid identification in case of theft.
Date of Purchase:
Model Name: HV10 A
Purchased From:
Serial No.:
Dealer Address:
Dealer Phone No.:
Introduction
CA-570 Compact Power
Adapter
(incl. power cord)
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Getting to Know the Camcorder
Components Guide
Left side view
Right Side View
Front view
REC PAUSE button (
61, 62)/
Self timer button (
52)
BACKLIGHT button (
22)
D.EFFECTS button (
53)
(record review) button (
25)/
(rewind) button (
27)/
Card – button (
29)
(flash) button (
51)/
/ (play/pause) button (
27)
LIGHT button (
52)/
(fast forward) button (
27)/
Card + button (
29)
DISP. (display) button (
50)
DRIVE MODE button (
49)/
(stop) button (
27)
RESET button (
73)
BATT. RELEASE switch (
19)
Serial number
Battery attachment unit (
18)
MENU button (
22, 31)
SET dial (
9)
(print/share) button (
66, 68)
Speaker
/
(tape/card) switch (
10)
PHOTO button (
26)
Zoom lever (
26)
Grip belt (
20)
Instant AF sensor (
31)
Mini video light (
52)
Terminal cover
Flash (
51)
AV IN/OUT terminal (
57)
COMPONENT OUT terminal (
57)
HDV/DV terminal (
57, 64)
Names of buttons and switches are indicated within
a “button” frame (for example MENU ).
Getting to Know the Camcorder
Back view
Bottom view
LCD screen (
21)
Memory card slot (
20)
USB terminal (
64)
CHG (charge) indicator (
18)
DC IN terminal (
18)
FOCUS ASSIST button (
45)
CARD access indicator (
26)
Remote sensor (
21)
Dioptric adjustment lever (
20)
Viewfinder (
20)
MENU button (
22, 31)
Power indicator (
10)
SET dial (
9)
POWER switch (
10)
FUNC. button (
23, 37)
FOCUS button (
44)
EXP (exposure) button (
43)/
28)
END SEARCH button (
Start/stop button (
25)
Lock button
Mode switch (
40)
Stereo microphone
19)
OPEN/EJECT
switch (
Tripod socket (
26)
Cassette compartment cover (
19)
Strap mount
19)
Cassette compartment (
Names of buttons and switches are indicated within
a “button” frame (for example MENU ).
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Introduction
Top view
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Getting to Know the Camcorder
Wireless Controller WL-D87
START/
STOP
PHOTO
ZOOM
CARD
DATE SEARCH
REW
PLAY
FF
STOP
PAUSE
ZERO SET
MEMORY
SLOW
DISP.
TV SCREEN
WIRELESS CONTROLLER WL-D87
START/STOP button (
25)
CARD –/+ buttons (
29)
DATE SEARCH
/
buttons (
29)
REW
button (
27)
–/
button (
27)
PAUSE
button (
27)
SLOW
button (
27)
ZERO SET MEMORY button (
28)
DISP. (on-screen display) button (
50)
PHOTO button (
26)
Zoom buttons (
26)
PLAY
button (
27)
FF
button (
27)
STOP
button (
27)
+/
button (
27)
button (
27)
TV SCREEN button (
36)
Getting to Know the Camcorder
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Screen Displays
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Recording Movies
Introduction
Recording Still Images
Recording program (
40)
White balance (
45)
Image effect (
46)
Digital effects (
53)
Still image quality/size
(simultaneous recording) (
48)
Self timer (
52)
Recording reminder
Instant AF (
31)/Manual focus (
44)
Recording standard (HDV or DV) (
32)
DV recording mode (
32)
Tape operation
Time code (hours : minutes : seconds : frames)
Remaining tape
Remaining battery charge
Image stabilizer (
32)
Wind screen (
33)
Mini video light (
52)
Remote sensor mode (
37)
Level marker (
36)
Zoom (
26), Exposure
(
43)
Light metering mode (
43)
Drive mode (
49)
Number of still images available on the
memory card
AF frame (
44)
Still image quality/size (
47)
Camcorder shake warning (
31)
Flash (
51)
AF/AE locked during still image recording
(
26)
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Getting to Know the Camcorder
Recording reminder
The camcorder counts from 1 to 10
seconds when you start recording. This is
helpful to avoid scenes that are too short.
Tape operation
Record,
Record pause,
Stop,
Eject,
Fast forward,
Rewind,
Playback,
Playback pause,
Reverse playback pause,
x1 Playback (normal speed),
x1 Reverse playback (normal speed),
x2 Playback (double speed),
x2 Reverse playback (double speed),
Fast forward playback,
Rewind playback,
Slow playback,
Slow reverse playback,
Frame advance,
Frame reverse,
/
Date search (
29),
/
Zero set memory (
28)
Remaining tape
Indicates the remaining time of the tape in
minutes. “
” moves during recording.
When the tape reaches its end, the display
changes to “
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.
Remaining battery charge
• When “
” starts flashing in red replace
the battery pack with a fully charged one.
• When you attach an empty battery pack,
the power may turn off without displaying
“
”.
• Depending on the conditions under which
the camcorder and the battery pack are
used, the actual battery charge may not be
indicated accurately.
Number of still images available on the
memory card
Depending on the recording conditions, the
number of still images available displayed
may not decrease even after a recording
has been made, or may decrease by 2 still
images at once.
Card Access Display
“
” is displayed next to the number of
images available while the camcorder is
writing on the memory card.
Getting to Know the Camcorder
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Playing Movies
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Tape operation
Time code (hours : minutes : seconds : frames)
Remaining tape
Data code (
51)
Search function display
END SEARCH (
28)/
DATE SEARCH (
29)
Quality/size for capturing still images (
49)
Image number (
33)
Current image / Total number of images
Histogram (
51)
Image protection mark (
55)
Still image quality/size
Date and time of recording
Recording program (
40)
Manual focus (
44)
Light metering mode (
43)
Manual exposure (
43)
Image effect (
46)
Image size (
47)
File size
Aperture value (
41)
Shutter speed (
41)
White balance (
45)
Flash (
51)
Introduction
Viewing Still Images
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Getting Started
Preparations
• Slide in the connector end of the
battery in the direction of the arrow and
press it gently until it clicks.
Getting Started
Getting Started
Charging the Battery Pack
The camcorder can be powered with a
battery pack or directly using the compact
power adapter. Charge the battery pack
before use.
Remove the battery
terminal cover
before attaching the
battery
CHG (charge)
indicator
3 Connect the power cord to the
compact power adapter.
4 Plug the power cord into a power
outlet.
5 Connect the compact power adapter
BATT. RELEASE switch
1 Turn off the camcorder.
2 Attach the battery pack to the
camcorder.
• Open the LCD panel.
to the camcorder’s DC IN terminal.
• The CHG (charge) indicator starts
flashing. The indicator will stay on
when the charging is completed.
Charging, Recording and Playback Times
The times given in the table below are approximate and vary depending on the actual
charging, recording or playback conditions.
Standard
Recording (viewfinder)
Recording (LCD normal)
Recording (LCD bright)
Playback
DV Standard
Recording (viewfinder)
Recording (LCD normal)
Recording (LCD bright)
Playback
Charging Time
HDV
BP-310 (Supplied)
Maximum
Typical*
75 min.
45 min.
75 min.
45 min.
70 min.
45 min.
85 min.
Maximum
Typical*
90 min.
55 min.
85 min.
50 min.
80 min.
50 min.
95 min.
150 min.
BP-315 (Optional)
Maximum
Typical*
140 min.
85 min.
135 min.
85 min.
130 min.
80 min.
160 min.
Maximum
Typical*
165 min.
95 min.
160 min.
95 min.
150 min.
90 min.
180 min.
230 min.
* Approximate times for recording with repeated operations such as start/stop, zooming, power on/off.
Getting Started
• You can also use the compact power
adapter without attaching a battery
pack.
• When the compact power adapter is
connected, even if a battery is
attached its power will not be
consumed.
ONCE THE BATTERY IS FULLY CHARGED
1 Disconnect the compact power
adapter from the camcorder.
2 Unplug the power cord from the
power outlet and the compact
power adapter.
Slide down BATT.RELEASE to release
the battery pack, and pull out the
battery pack holding it from the ridge
on its bottom part.
Continuously on: Battery fully charged.
Flashes approx. twice per second: Battery over
50% charged.
Flashes approx. once per second: Battery less
than 50% charged.
The charging time will vary depending on the
surrounding temperature and the battery pack’s
initial charge condition. In cold places, the
effective usage time of the battery will
decrease.
We recommend that you prepare battery
packs 2 to 3 times longer than you think you
might need.
U.S.A. and Canada only: The lithium
ion/polymer battery that powers this
product is recyclable. Please call
1-800-8-BATTERY for information
on how to recycle this battery.
Inserting and Removing a Tape
IMPORTANT
You may hear some noise from the compact
power adapter during use. This is not a
malfunction.
We recommend charging the battery pack in
temperatures between 10 °C and 30 °C (50 °F
and 86 °F). Outside the temperature range of
0 °C to 40 °C (32 °F to 104 °F), the charging will
not start.
Do not connect to the camcorder’s DC IN
terminal or to the compact power adapter any
electrical equipment that is not expressly
recommended for use with this camcorder.
To prevent equipment breakdowns and
excessive heating, do not connect the supplied
compact power adapter to voltage converters for
overseas travels or special power sources such
as those on aircraft and ships, DC-AC inverters,
etc.
NOTES
If you connect a faulty power adapter or
battery pack, the CHG (charge) indicator
flashes approx. twice per second and the
charging stops.
The CHG (charge) indicator also serves as a
rough estimate of the battery charge status.
Use only videocassettes marked with the
logo. To record in HDV standard we
recommend using tapes specifically
designed for high definition.
1 Slide
OPEN/EJECT
fully in the
direction of the arrow and open the
cassette compartment cover.
The cassette compartment opens
automatically.
2 Insert the cassette.
• Insert the cassette with the window
facing the grip belt.
• To remove a cassette pull it straight
out.
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Preparations
TO REMOVE THE BATTERY PACK
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Getting Started
1 Turn off the camcorder.
2 Open the memory card slot cover.
3 Insert the memory card straight all
the way into the memory card slot.
4 Close the cover.
Do not force the cover closed if the
memory card is not correctly inserted.
3 Press the
4
mark on the
cassette compartment until it clicks.
Wait for the cassette compartment
to retract automatically and close
the cassette compartment cover.
IMPORTANT
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.
NOTES
If the camcorder is connected to a power
source, cassettes can be inserted/removed
even if the POWER switch is set to
.
TO REMOVE THE MEMORY CARD
First push the memory card once to
release it, and then pull the card out.
IMPORTANT
Make sure to initialize all memory cards
before using them with this camcorder for the
first time (
56).
Memory cards have front and back sides that
are not interchangeable. Inserting a memory
card facing the wrong direction can cause a
malfunction of the camcorder.
NOTES
Performance cannot be guaranteed for all
miniSD cards.
Preparing the Camcorder
Inserting and Removing a Memory Card
Use only commercially available miniSD
cards.
1 Turn on the camcorder.
The lens cover will open automatically.
Getting Started
2 Adjust the viewfinder.
3
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3 Insert the battery holder.
Keep the LCD panel closed to use the
viewfinder and adjust the dioptric
adjustment lever as necessary.
Fasten the grip belt.
Adjust the grip belt so that you can
reach the zoom lever with your index
finger, and the start/stop button with
your thumb.
I.AF sensor
Using the Wireless Controller
NOTES
NOTES
To make use of the full capabilities of the instant
AF function (
31), be careful not to obstruct
the I.AF sensor.
The wireless controller may not work properly
when the remote sensor is situated under
strong light sources or direct sunlight.
If the wireless controller does not work, check
that [WL.REMOTE] is not set to [OFF
]
(
37). Otherwise, replace the battery.
Adjusting the LCD Screen
Rotating the LCD Panel
The Wireless Controller
Open the LCD panel 90 degrees.
You can rotate the panel 90 degrees
downward.
Inserting the Battery
(Lithium Button Battery CR2025)
180°
Tab
90°
1 Press the tab in the direction of the
2
arrow and pull out the battery
holder.
Place the lithium button battery with
the + side facing up.
You can rotate the panel 180 degrees
toward the lens (allowing the subject to
monitor the LCD screen while you use the
viewfinder). Rotating the panel 180
Preparations
Point the controller at the camcorder’s
remote sensor when you press the
buttons.
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Using the Menus
degrees is also useful if you wish to
include yourself when recording with the
self timer.
Using the Menus
Using the Menus
Many of the camcorder’s functions can be
adjusted from the menus that open after
pressing the MENU button ( MENU ) and
the FUNC. button ( FUNC. ).
For details about the available menu
options and settings, refer to Menu
Options Lists - MENU/FUNC. (
31).
Subject can monitor
the LCD screen
LCD Backlight
Selecting a MENU Option
You can set the brightness of the LCD
screen at normal or bright.
Press BACKLIGHT .
Repeatedly pressing BACKLIGHT toggles
between the normal and bright settings.
NOTES
This setting does not affect the brightness of
the recording or the viewfinder screen.
Using the bright setting will shorten the
effective usage time of the battery pack.
The LCD brightness can also be changed
from the menu (
36).
1 Press MENU .
2 Select ( ) the desired menu from
3
the left side column and press
SET .
The title of the selected menu appears
on top of the screen and under it the
list of settings.
Select (
) the setting you want to
change and press SET .
• An orange frame will indicate the
menu item currently selected. Menu
items not available will appear grayed
out.
• To return to the menu selection
screen, select ( ) [ RETURN] and
press SET .
First Time Settings
4 Select (
5
) the desired option and
press SET to save the setting.
Press MENU .
You can press MENU to close the
menu at any time.
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First Time Settings
First Time Settings
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Changing the Language
Options
Selecting a FUNC. Menu Option

[DEUTSCH]
[
[ENGLISH]
[
[ESPAÑOL]
[
[FRANÇAIS]
[
[ITALIANO]
[
[POLSKI]
[
Default value
]
]
]
]
]
]
LANGUAGE ENGLISH
MENU
(
1 Press FUNC. .
2 Select ( ) the icon of the function
3
4
you want change from the left side
column and press SET .
Select (
) the desired setting from
the available options at the bottom
bar.
The selected option will be highlighted
in light blue. Menu items not available
will appear grayed out.
Press FUNC. to save the settings
and close the menu.
• You can press FUNC. to close the
menu at any time.
• With some settings you will need to
press SET and make further
selections. Follow the additional
operation guides that will appear on
the screen (such as the
icon,
small arrows, etc.).
22)
1 Press MENU .
2 Select ( ) [DISPLAY SETUP/
3
4
5
]
and press SET .
Select (
) [LANGUAGE] and press
SET .
Select (
) the desired option and
press SET .
Press MENU to close the menu.
NOTES
If you changed the language by mistake,
follow the
mark next to the menu item to
change the setting.
The displays
and
that appear in
some menu screens will not change, regardless
of the language selected.
Preparations
DISPLAY SETUP/
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First Time Settings
Changing the Time Zone
Setting the Date and Time

Default value
DATE/TIME SETUP
DATE/TIME SETUP
DATE/TIME JAN. 1, 2006 12:00 AM
T.ZONE/DST NEW YORK
MENU
(
22)
1 Press MENU .
2 Select ( ) [DATE/TIME SETUP]
3
4
and press SET .
Select (
) [T.ZONE/DST] and
press SET .
The time zone setting appears. The
default setting is New York.
Select (
) your time zone and
press SET .
To adjust for daylight saving time,
select the time zone with the
mark
next to the area.
Time Zones
Once you have set the time zone, date
and time, you do not need to reset the
clock every time you travel to another
time zone. Select the time zone referring
to the date and time displayed on the
screen.
MENU
(
22)
1 Press MENU .
2 Select ( ) [DATE/TIME SETUP]
and press SET .
) [DATE/TIME] and press
SET .
Blinking arrows will be displayed
around the month.
Select (
) the month and press
SET .
• Blinking arrows will be displayed
around the next field in the date/time.
• Set the day, year, hours and minutes
in the same way.
Press MENU to close the menu and
start the clock.
3 Select (
4
5
IMPORTANT
When you do not use the camcorder for about
3 months, the built-in rechargeable lithium
battery may discharge completely and the date
and time setting may be lost. In such case,
recharge the battery (
81) and set the time
zone, date and time again.
You can also change the date format (
37).
Recording
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Basic Functions
Recording
Recording
Recording Movies
Before You Begin Recording
Make a test recording first to check if the
camcorder operates correctly. If
necessary, clean the video heads (
82).
(
10)
Press
.
The camcorder will play back a few
seconds of the last recording made and
return to record pause mode. If the
currently selected recording standard is
different from that of the last recording,
the picture may not be played back
correctly.
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WHEN YOU HAVE FINISHED RECORDING
1
2
3
4
Close the LCD panel.
Turn off the camcorder.
Remove the tape.
Disconnect the power source and
remove the battery pack.
NOTES
2
3
down, set the POWER switch to
CAMERA.
Move the
/
switch to
(tape).
If necessary, you can change the
recording standard (HDV or DV)
(
32).
Press Start/Stop to begin recording.
Press Start/Stop again to pause the
recording.
TO REVIEW THE LAST SCENE RECORDED
Basic Functions
1 Holding the lock button pressed
Previous recordings overwritten by a new
recording cannot be recovered. Before you start
recording, search for the end of the last
recording (
28).
To protect the tape and video heads, the
camcorder will enter the stop mode ( ) if left in
record pause (
) mode for 4 minutes 30
seconds. To resume recording press Start/Stop .
When recording in very loud places (such as
fireworks shows or concerts), sound may
become distorted or it may not be recorded at
the actual levels. This is not a malfunction.
About the Power Save mode: To save power
when the camcorder is powered by a battery
pack, the camcorder will automatically shut off if
left without any operations for 5 minutes
(
37). To restore the power, turn the
camcorder off and then on again.
About the LCD and viewfinder screen: The
screens are produced using extremely highprecision manufacturing techniques, with more
than 99.99% of the pixels operating to
specification. Less than 0.01% of the pixels
may occasionally misfire or appear as black,
red, blue or green dots. This has no effect on
the recorded image and does not constitute a
malfunction.
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Recording
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 (0.2 inch). Doing
so may damage the camcorder.
IMPORTANT
Avoid the following actions while the card
access display (
) appears on screen and
when the CARD access indicator is on or
flashing. Failing to do so may result in
permanent data loss.
- Do not open the memory card slot cover and
do not remove the memory card.
- Do not disconnect the power source or turn off
the camcorder.
- Do not change the position of the
/
switch or the operating mode.
Recording Still Images
Before using a memory card for the first
time, be sure to initialize it with this
camcorder (
56).
(
NOTES
10)
If the subject is not suitable for autofocus,
turns yellow. Adjust the focus manually (
44).
When the subject is too bright, “OVEREXP.”
starts flashing. In such case, use the optional
FS-H37U ND filter.
Zooming
POINTS TO CHECK
(
1 Holding the lock button pressed
2
3
4
down, set the POWER switch to
CAMERA.
Move the
/
switch to
(memory card).
Press PHOTO halfway.
• Once the focus is automatically
adjusted,
will turn green and one or
more AF frames appear.
• When you press PHOTO on the
wireless controller, the still image is
recorded immediately.
Press PHOTO fully.
The CARD access indicator will flash
as the image is being recorded.
10)
: In addition to the 10x optical
zoom, the 200x digital zoom is also
available (
31).
Zoom out
Zoom in
Playback
10x Optical Zoom
Move the zoom lever toward W to
zoom out (wide-angle). Move it toward
T to zoom in (telephoto).
You can also change the zoom speed
(
31). You can select one of three fixed
zoom speeds or a variable speed that
depends on how you operate the zoom
lever: Press gently for a slow zoom; press
harder for faster zooms.
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Playback
Playback
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Playing Back Movies
Play back the tape on the LCD display or
close the LCD panel to use the
viewfinder.
(
10)
NOTES
1 Holding the lock button pressed
2
3
4
down, set the POWER switch to
PLAY.
Move the
/
switch to
(tape).
Locate the point where you want to
begin the playback.
Press
to rewind or
to fast
forward the tape.
Press / to begin the playback.
If necessary, adjust (
) the volume
with the SET dial ( ).
DURING PLAYBACK
5 Press
6
again to pause the
/
playback.
Press
to stop the playback.
Basic Functions
You can also use the T and W buttons on the
wireless controller. The zoom speed with the
wireless controller will be the same as with the
camcorder (when one of the fixed zoom speed
levels is selected) or fixed at [SPEED 3] (when
[VARIABLE] is selected).
When set to [VARIABLE], the zoom speed will
be faster in the record pause mode.
Keep at least 1 m (3.3 ft.) to the subject. At
wide-angle, you can focus on a subject as close
as 1 cm (0.39 in.).
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Playback
SPECIAL PLAYBACK MODES
To operate the special playback modes
use the buttons on the wireless controller.
There is no sound during the special
playback modes. To return to normal
playback from the special playback
modes, press / .
Fast Playback: During normal playback
press
/
. Keep the button pressed
to rewind/fast forward the tape while
continuing the playback.
Reverse Playback: During normal
playback press
.
Frame Reverse/Advance: During playback
pause press
/
. Keep pressed
for continuous frame-by-frame playback.
Slow Playback: During normal or reverse
playback press SLOW .
Double Speed Playback: During normal or
reverse playback press
.
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.
(
1 While recording or during playback,
2
NOTES
You can display the date and time of the
recording and other camcorder data registered
when the recording was made (
51).
During some special playback modes, you
may notice some video problems (blocky video
artifacts, banding, etc.) in the playback picture.
During playback, you may notice some video
problems at the point where the standard of the
recording (HDV/DV) changes.
During the playback of HDV recordings: Even
though their icons will appear on screen, the
following special playback modes are not
available.
- Reverse slow playback
- Frame reverse
- Double speed playback (forward or reverse)
To protect the tape and video heads, the
camcorder will enter the stop mode ( ) if left in
playback pause (
) mode for 4 minutes 30
seconds. To resume the playback press / .
Sound from the built-in speaker will be muted
while the STV-250N Stereo Video Cable is
connected to the camcorder.
10)
3
press ZERO SET MEMORY on the
wireless controller at the point you
wish to return to later.
• The time code changes to
“0:00:00 ”.
• Press ZERO SET MEMORY again to
cancel the memory.
If you marked the zero memory
while recording, set the camcorder
to
mode. If you marked
the zero memory during playback,
press
.
Press
to locate the zero mark.
• If the tape counter shows a negative
number, press
instead.
•
appears and the camcorder
rewinds/fast forwards the tape.
• The tape stops at or near the zero
mark,
disappears and the correct
time code will be displayed again.
NOTES
If there are blank sections between recordings,
the zero set memory may not work correctly.
Locating the End of the Last Scene
After playing back a tape, use this
function to locate the end of the last
scene recorded in order to continue
recording form that point.
Playback
POINTS TO CHECK
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NOTES
Stop the playback before using this
function.
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Recordings shorter than 1 minute per date/
time zone cannot be located with this function.
Date search may not function if the date, time
or data code are not correctly displayed.
If there are sections recorded in different
standards (HDV/DV) on the same tape, the date
search may not work correctly.
Viewing Still Images
Press END SEARCH .
• “END SEARCH” appears.
• The camcorder rewinds/fast forwards
the tape, plays back the last few seconds
of the recording and stops the tape.
• To cancel the search press END SEARCH
again.
(
10)
Basic Functions
NOTES
End search cannot be used once you remove
the cassette.
If there are blank sections between
recordings, or sections recorded in different
standards (HDV/DV) on the same tape, the end
search may not work correctly.
1 Holding the lock button pressed
Locating Scenes by Recording Date
You can locate the change of the date/
time zone with the date search function.
Press
or
controller.
on the wireless
• Press more than once to search for
further date changes (up to 10 times).
• To cancel the search press STOP .
2
3
down, set the POWER switch to
PLAY.
Move the
/
switch to
(memory card).
Press + or - to move between the
images.
IMAGE JUMP
You can jump ahead to a specific image
without having to browse all images one
by one.
Press + / - and hold it pressed down.
Release the button when the image
number gets to the image you want to
display.
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Playback
IMPORTANT
Magnifying the Playback Image
Avoid the following actions while the card
access display
appears on screen, and
when the CARD access indicator is on or
flashing. Failing to do so may result in
permanent data loss.
- Do not open the memory card slot cover and
do not remove the memory card.
- Do not disconnect the power source or turn off
the camcorder.
- Do not change the position of the
/
switch or the operating mode.
The following may not be displayed correctly.
- Images not recorded with this camcorder.
- Images edited on or uploaded from a
computer.
- Images whose file names have been
changed.
During playback, movies and still images
can be magnified up to 5 times. You can
also select the area to be magnified.
Slideshow
1 Move the zoom lever toward T.
(
SLIDESHOW
FUNC.
(
23)
1 Press FUNC. .
2 Select ( ) [ SLIDESHOW] and
press SET .
) [START] and press
SET .
Press FUNC. to stop the slideshow.
3 Select (
Index Screen
1 Move the zoom lever toward W.
The index screen appears.
) an image.
• Move the cursor
to the image
you want to view.
• Press + or - to move to the next/
previous index page.
Move the zoom lever toward T.
The index screen closes and the
selected image is displayed.
2 Select (
3
2
10)
• The image is magnified by 2 times
and a frame appears indicating the
position of the magnified area.
• To further enlarge the image, move
the zoom lever toward T. To reduce the
magnification, move the zoom lever
toward W.
•
will appear for images that cannot
be enlarged.
Select the enlarged area of the
picture with the SET dial.
• Move ( ) the frame right/left or up/
down. Press SET to change between
the directions.
• To cancel the magnification, move
the zoom lever toward W until the
frame disappears.
Menu Options Lists
Advanced Functions
Menu Options Lists
Menu Options Lists
Menu items not available appear in black
on the screen. For details about how to
select an item, refer to Using the Menus
(
22).
MENU Options
Camera Setup (Digital Zoom, Image Stabilizer, etc.)
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With the digital zoom the image is
digitally processed, so the image
resolution will deteriorate the more you
zoom in.
The digital zoom indicator will appear in
light blue from 10x up to 40x and dark
blue from 40x up to 200x.
The digital zoom cannot be used with
the [
NIGHT] recording program (
).
A still image cannot be simultaneously
recorded on the memory card while
recording movies using the digital zoom.
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CAMERA SETUP
ZOOM SPEED
A.SL SHUTTER
D.ZOOM
[
OFF], [
40X], [
200X]
Determines the operation of the digital
zoom.
When activated, the camcorder will
switch automatically to the digital zoom
when you zoom in beyond the optical
zoom range.
[
VARIABLE], [
SPEED 3],
[
SPEED 2], [
SPEED 1]
When set to [
VARIABLE] the zoom
speed depends on how you operate the
zoom lever: Press lightly for a slow zoom;
press harder for faster zooms.
The fastest zoom speed can be
achieved with [
VARIABLE]. Among
the fixed zoom speeds, [
SPEED 3] is
the fastest and [
SPEED 1] the
slowest.
AF MODE
[
INSTANT AF], [
NORMAL AF]
Select how fast the autofocus will
operate.
With [
INSTANT AF] the autofocus
adjusts quickly to a new subject. This is
convenient for example when changing
the focus from a near subject to a far
subject in the background, or when
recording fast moving subjects.
Set the AF mode to [
NORMAL AF]
when you attach the optional Wideconverter or Tele-converter to the
camcorder.
Advanced Functions
Mode switch:
[
ON], [
OFF]
The camcorder automatically uses slow
shutter speeds to obtain brighter
recordings in places with insufficient
lighting.
The camcorder uses shutter speeds
down to 1/30 (1/15 in
mode).
: Set the flash mode to
(flash off).
If a trailing afterimage appears, set the
slow shutter to [
OFF].
If
(camcorder shake warning)
appears, we recommend stabilizing the
camcorder, for example, by mounting it
on a tripod.
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Menu Options Lists
Recording/Video Input Setup (HD Standard, DV Recording Mode, etc.)
AF AST LAMP
(
52)
REC/IN SETUP
HD STANDARD
[
AUTO], [
OFF]
FOCUS PRI.
[
ON], [
OFF]
The camcorder records the still image
only after the focus has been adjusted.
Set it to [
OFF] if you wish to record
a still image as soon as you press
PHOTO . When set to [
OFF], no
focusing frame appears.
Focus priority cannot be turned off
when the mode switch is set to
.
In the [ FIREWORKS] recording
program (
) the focus priority is
automatically set to [
OFF].
IMG STAB
Mode switch:
[
ON], [
OFF]
The image stabilizer compensates for
camcorder shake even at full telephoto.
The image stabilizer is designed to
compensate for a normal degree of
camcorder shake.
The image stabilizer may not be
effective when recording in dark places
using the [
NIGHT] recording program
(
).
The image stabilizer cannot be turned
off when the mode switch is set to
.
We recommend setting the image
stabilizer to [
OFF] when using a
tripod.
[
HDV], [
DV(WIDE)],
[
DV(NORMAL)]
Selects the video standard of the
recording and in DV standard also the
aspect ratio.
[
HDV]: High definition video at 1080i
specifications with 16:9 aspect ratio.
[
DV(WIDE)]: Standard definition
digital video with 16:9 aspect ratio.
[
DV(NORMAL)]: Standard definition
digital video with 4:3 aspect ratio.
We recommend not mixing recordings
made in different video standards on the
same tape.
Playing back a widescreen recording: TV
sets compatible with the Video ID-1
system will automatically switch to wide
(16:9) mode. Otherwise, change the
aspect ratio of the TV manually. To play
back on a TV with normal aspect ratio
(4:3) change the [TV TYPE] setting
accordingly (
34).
DV REC MODE
DV
[
STD PLAY], [
LONG PLAY]
When [HD STANDARD] is set to one of
the DV standards you can change the
video quality and as a result, also the
available recording time.
Recording in LP mode extends the
available recording time on the tape 1.5
times.
Depending on the condition of the tape
(long usage, imperfections, etc.) you may
notice some video problems (blocky video
artifacts, banding, etc.) in the playback
picture when playing back recordings
Menu Options Lists
made in LP mode. We recommend using
the SP mode for important recordings.
If you make recordings in both SP and
LP modes on the same tape, during
playback you may notice some video
problems in the picture at the point where
the recording mode changes.
When playing back in this camcorder
tapes recorded in LP mode with other
devices or vice versa, you may notice
some problems in the playback picture or
the sound may stop briefly.
DV AUDIO
DV
You can erase (
55) or protect
(
55) the image if you press FUNC.
while you are reviewing the image (or
immediately after recording it, if set to
[
OFF]).
This menu item will not be available
when
(continuous shooting),
(high-speed continuous shooting) or
(auto exposure bracketing) is
selected.
If you press DISP. while reviewing a
still image, it will continue to be displayed
indefinitely. Press PHOTO half way to
return to the normal display.
AV
WIND SCREEN
Mode switch:
[
AUTO], [
OFF
]
The camcorder automatically reduces the
background sound of wind when
recording outdoors.
The wind screen cannot be turned off
when the mode switch is set to
.
REVIEW
[
OFF], [
2sec], [
4sec],
[
6sec], [
8sec], [
10sec]
Selects the time to display a still image
after it has been recorded.
[
DV
ON], [
(
E
63)
OFF]
FILE NOS.
[
RESET], [
CONTINUOUS]
Select the image numbering method to be
used when you insert a new memory
card.
Images are automatically assigned
consecutive image numbers from 0101 to
9900, and stored in folders containing up
to 100 images. Folders are numbered
from 101 to 998.
[
RESET]: Image numbers will restart
from 101-0101 every time you insert a
new memory card.
[
CONTINUOUS]: Image numbers will
continue from the number following that
of the last image recorded with the
camcorder.
If the memory card you insert already
contains an image with a larger number, a
new image will be assigned a number one
higher than that of the last image on the
memory card.
Advanced Functions
[
16bit], [
12bit]
When [HD STANDARD] is set to one of
the DV standards you can change the
audio quality.
[
16bit]: To record sound at the
highest quality.
[
12bit]: If you will dub audio or add a
music track later with an external device.
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34
Menu Options Lists
We recommend using the
[
CONTINUOUS] setting.
Playback/Video Output Setup (Playback Standard, Component Video Out, DV Out etc.)
PLAY/OUT SETUP
PLAYBACK STD
Card Operations (Initialization, Erase All Images, etc.)
CARD OPERATIONS
PRINT ORD.ALL ERASE
(
72)
[NO], [YES]
TRANS.ORD.ALL ERASE
(
68)
(
55)
[NO], [YES]
ERASE ALL IMAGES
[NO], [YES]
INITIALIZE
(
56)
[NO], [YES]
* The following options are available only
when you press MENU in the index
screen.
PROTECT*
(
55)
[NO], [YES]
PRINT ORDER*
(
71)
(
67)
[NO], [YES]
TRANSFER ORDER*
[NO], [YES]
[
AUTO], [
HDV], [
DV]
Select the video standard to be used for
playback.
[
AUTO]: Switches automatically
between standards (HDV/DV) during
playback.
[
HDV], [
DV]: Plays back only the
recordings made in the selected
standard.
TV TYPE
[
NORMAL TV], [
WIDE TV]
In order to display the picture in full and in
the correct aspect ratio, select the setting
according to the type of television to
which you will connect the camcorder.
[NORMAL TV]: TV sets with 4:3 aspect
ratio.
[WIDE TV]: TV sets with 16:9 aspect
ratio.
OUTPUT CH
[
L/R], [
L/L], [
R/R]
You can select the audio channel to use
during the playback of a tape with audio
recorded on two channels.
[
L/R]: Left and Right channels
(stereo) / Main + Sub tracks (bilingual).
[
L/L]: Left channel only (stereo) / Main
track only (bilingual).
[
R/R]: Right channel only (stereo) /
Sub track only (bilingual).
Menu Options Lists
AUDIO OUT
[
STEREO1], [
STEREO2],
[
MIX/FIXED], [
MIX/VAR.]
You can select the audio track to use
during the playback of a tape with audio
dubbed over the recording.
[
STEREO1]: Original sound only.
[
STEREO2]: Dubbed audio only.
[
MIX/FIXED]: Mixed audio with the
original sound and dubbed audio at the
same level.
[
MIX/VAR.]: Mixed audio where the
balance between the original sound (
)
and the dubbed audio (
) can be
adjusted.
COMP.OUT
1080i/480i]
[
DV LOCKED], [
HDV/DV]
You can select the video standard to use
when connecting to an external device
using the HDV/DV terminal.
[
HDV/DV]: Switch
automatically between standards to
match the original standard of the
recordings.
[
DV LOCKED]: All video output will
be in DV standard (recordings made in
HDV will be down-converted).
The DV output cannot be changed
while a DV cable is connected to the
HDV/DV terminal.
Settings for Video Output from the COMPONENT OUT Terminal
Standard to Use
for Playback
HDV
DV
(1080i)
(480i)
E
Original Standard of
the Recording
HDV
DV
[PLAYBACK STD] Setting
[COMP.OUT] Setting
[
AUTO] or [
HDV] [
[
AUTO] or [
HDV] [
480i]
[
AUTO] or [
DV]
1080i/480i] or [
[
1080i/480i]
480i]
Advanced Functions
When [AUDIO OUT] is set to [
MIX/
VAR.], adjust (
) the sound balance
with the SET dial.
The camcorder will retain the audio
balance adjustment, however if you turn
off the camcorder [AUDIO OUT] will be
reset to [
STEREO1].
480i], [
You can select the video specifications to
use to connect the camcorder to a highdefinition TV using the video component
connection.
[
480i]: To use the 480i specification
(standard definition TV).
[
1080i/480i]: To use the full 1080i high
definition specification when possible, or
switch automatically to 480i specification
when 1080i is not supported by the TV.
Select the [PLAYBACK STD] and
[COMP.OUT] settings according to the
specifications you want to use for
playback on a high-definition TV. Refer to
the table below.
When the playback standard selected is
different from that of the original recording,
there will be no playback picture.
DV OUTPUT
MIX BALANCE
[
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36
Menu Options Lists
Display Setup (LCD Brightness, Language, etc.)
DISPLAY SETUP
BRIGHTNESS
in order to allow you to focus manually
more easily.
Using the assist functions will not affect
the recordings on the tape or memory card.
TV SCREEN
Adjust (
) the brightness of the LCD
display with the SET dial.
Changing the brightness of the LCD
display does not affect that of the
viewfinder or the recordings.
MARKERS
[
OFF], [
LEVEL(WHT)],
[
LEVEL(GRY)], [
GRID(WHT)],
[
GRID(GRY)]
You can display a grid or a horizontal line
at the center of the screen. The markers
are available in white or gray. Use the
markers as a reference to make sure your
subject is framed correctly (vertically and/
or horizontally).
Using the markers will not affect the
recordings on the tape or memory card.
ASSIST FUNC.
[
ON], [
OFF]
When set to [
ON], the camcorder’s
on-screen displays will appear also on the
screen of a connected TV or monitor.
You can also use DISP. on the wireless
controller.
When the date and time are displayed
on the camcorder’s screen they will also
appear on a connected TV regardless of
the [TV SCREEN] setting. Turn off the date
and time by repeatedly pressing DISP. .
6SEC.DATE
[
ON], [
OFF]
When you start playing back a tape or
when the date of the recording changes,
the date and time will be displayed for 6
seconds.
DATA CODE
[
OFF], [
ZEBRA(70%)],
[
ZEBRA(100%)], [
PEAKING]
You can use the assist functions to make
sure you adjust the focus and exposure
correctly.
[ZEBRA]: A striped pattern (zebra
pattern) will appear over areas of the
picture that are overexposed (too bright).
[
ZEBRA(70%)] is more sensitive
than [
ZEBRA(100%)].
[
PEAKING]: The silhouettes of
objects in the picture will be emphasized
[
[
DATE], [ TIME], [
CAMERA DATA], [
LANGUAGE
(
50)
DATE & TIME],
CAM. & D/T]
(
23)
[DEUTSCH], [ENGLISH], [ESPAÑOL],
[FRANÇAIS], [ITALIANO], [POLSKI],
[
], [
], [
], [
],
[
], [
]
37
Menu Options Lists
DEMO MODE
camcorder shuts off, the message
“ AUTO POWER OFF” will appear.
E
HDV ILLUM.
[
ON], [
OFF]
The demonstration mode displays the
camcorder’s main features. It starts
automatically when the camcorder is
powered with the power adapter if you
leave it turned on without loading a
recording media for more than 5 minutes.
To cancel the demo mode once it
started, press any button, turn off the
camcorder or load a recording media.
[
ON], [
OFF]
Select whether to turn on/off the
illumination of the HDV logo (external
side of the LCD panel).
FIRMWARE
System Setup (Beep, etc.)
SYSTEM SETUP
WL.REMOTE
You can verify the current version of the
camcorder’s firmware. This menu option
is usually grayed out.
Date/Time Setup
DATE/TIME SETUP
BEEP
T.ZONE/DST
(
24)
DATE/TIME
(
24)
DATE FORMAT
[
HIGH VOLUME],
[ LOW VOLUME], [
OFF]
A beep will accompany some operations
like turning on the camcorder, the selftimer countdown, etc. It also serves as a
warning beep under unusual conditions.
[Y.M.D (2006.1.1 AM 12:00)],
[M.D,Y (JAN. 1, 2006 12:00 AM)],
[D.M.Y (1.JAN.2006 12:00 AM)]
Changes the date format for on-screen
displays and for date printing.
POWER SAVE
FUNC. Menu Options
[
ON], [
OFF]
In order to save power when the
camcorder is powered by a battery pack,
it will automatically shut off if left without
any operation for five minutes.
Approximately 30 seconds before the
Recording programs
(
40)
Advanced Functions
[
ON], [
OFF
]
Allows the camcorder to be operated with
the wireless controller.
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Menu Options Lists
Mode switch:
[ PROGRAM AE],
[ SHUTTER-PRIO. AE],
[ APERTURE-PRIO. AE]
Mode switch:
[ PORTRAIT], [ SPORTS],
[ NIGHT], [ SNOW], [ BEACH],
[ SUNSET], [ SPOTLIGHT],
[ FIREWORKS]
Light metering mode
(
43)
Mode switch:
[ EVALUATIVE],
[ CENT.WEIGHT.AVERAGE],
[ SPOT]
Mode switch:
[ SINGLE], [
CONT.SHOOT.],
[
HISPEED CONT.SHOOT.],
[
AEB]
Digital effects
Mode switch:
[ D.EFFECT OFF], [
[ EFFECT]
Mode switch:
[ D.EFFECT OFF], [
(
FADER],
BLK&WHT]
Still image simultaneous recording
White balance
(
(
Mode switch:
[ IMAGE EFFECT OFF], [
[ NEUTRAL],
[ LOW SHARPENING],
[ SOFT SKIN DETAIL],
[ CUSTOM]
Drive mode
(
48)
45)
Mode switch:
[ AUTO], [ DAYLIGHT],
[ SHADE], [ CLOUDY],
[ TUNGSTEN], [ FLUORESCENT],
[ FLUORESCENT H], [ SET]
Image effect
53)
46)
Size:
• [HD STANDARD] set to [
HDV]/
[
DV(WIDE)]:
[
STILL I.REC OFF],
[LW 1920x1080], [SW 848x480]
• [HD STANDARD] set to
[
DV(NORMAL)]:
[
STILL I.REC OFF],
[M 1440x1080], [S 640x480]
Quality:
[ SUPER FINE], [ FINE],
[ NORMAL]
VIVID],
Still image size/quality
(
49)
(
Size:
[LW 1920x1080], [L 2048x1536],
[M 1440x1080], [S 640x480]
Quality:
[ SUPER FINE], [ FINE],
[ NORMAL]
47)
Menu Options Lists
Still image capturing
(
49)
Recordings made in [
HDV]:
[ LW S.FINE/1920x1080],
[ LW FINE/1920x1080],
[ LW NORMAL/1920x1080]
Recordings made in [
DV(WIDE)]:
[ SW S.FINE/848x480],
[ SW FINE/848x480],
[ SW NORMAL/848x480]
Recordings made in [
DV(NORMAL)]:
[ S S.FINE/640x480],
[ S FINE/640x480],
[ S NORMAL/640x480]
IMAGE ERASE
(
55)
SLIDESHOW
(
30)
(
71)
[CANCEL], [START]
PRINT ORDER
[ 0] - [ 99] COPIES
Set a print order for a still image on the
memory card.
(
67)
E
[
TRANS.ORDER OFF],
[
TRANS.ORDER ON]
Set a transfer order for a still image on the
memory card.
PROTECT
(
55)
[
PROTECT OFF],
[
PROTECT ON]
Protect a still image on the memory card.
: This option will appear only
when the drive mode is set to
[ SINGLE] and you press FUNC. within
the time set for the [REVIEW] option (or
immediately after recording the still
image, if set to [
OFF]).
Advanced Functions
[CANCEL], [ERASE]
Erase a still image.
: This option will appear only
when the drive mode is set to
[ SINGLE] and you press FUNC. within
the time set for the [REVIEW] option (or
immediately after recording the still
image, if set to [
OFF]).
TRANSFER ORDER
39
40
Recording Programs
Recording Programs
Using the Recording Programs
Auto
The camcorder adjusts the focus,
exposure and other settings
automatically, allowing you to just
point and shoot.
: Flexible Recording Programs (
[ PROGRAM AE]
The camcorder sets the
aperture and shutter speed.
41)
[
SHUTTER-PRIO. AE]
You select the shutter
speed.
: Special Scene Recording Programs (
[
APERTURE-PRIO. AE]
You select the aperture
value.
42)
[
PORTRAIT]
The camcorder uses a
large aperture, achieving a
focus on the subject while
blurring other distracting
details.
[
SNOW]
Use this mode to record
in bright ski resorts. It
prevents the subject from
being underexposed.
[
SPOTLIGHT]
Use this mode to record
spotlit scenes.
[
SPORTS]
Use this mode to record
sports scenes such as
tennis or golf.
[
BEACH]
Use this mode to record
on a sunny beach. It
prevents the subject from
being underexposed.
[
FIREWORKS]
Use this mode to record
fireworks.
[ NIGHT]
Use this mode to record in
low-light conditions.
[
SUNSET]
Use this mode to record
sunsets in vibrant colors.
Recording Programs
Flexible Recording: Changing the
Aperture and Shutter Speed
Use the automatic exposure (AE)
program or give priority to the exposure
value or the shutter speed.
41
FUNC.
Icon of the currently selected
Recording Program
FUNC.
Desired option
E
TO SET THE APERTURE VALUE OR SHUTTER SPEED
1 Press SET .
2 Select ( ) the desired value and
POINTS TO CHECK
(
10)
press SET .
Shutter speed guidelines
Mode switch:
1/8, 1/15, 1/30
1/2, 1/4, 1/8, 1/15, 1/30
Options
[
PROGRAM

Default value
The camcorder automatically adjusts the
aperture and shutter speed to obtain the
optimal exposure for the subject.
[
For general recordings.
1/100
1/100
For recording indoor sports scenes.
For recording from within a car or train, or
for recording moving subjects such as
roller coasters.
1/2000
FUNC.
23)
For recording outdoor sports such as golf
or tennis on sunny days.
Note that on screen only the denominator
is displayed – [
250] indicates a
shutter speed of 1/250, etc.
NOTES
Do not change the position of the mode
switch while recording as the brightness of the
image may change abruptly.
When setting a numeric value (aperture or
shutter speed), the number display will flash if
the aperture or shutter speed is not appropriate
for the recording conditions. In such case,
select a different value.
Advanced Functions
1/250, 1/500, 1/1000
1/250, 1/500
APERTURE-PRIO.AE]
Set the aperture value. The camcorder
automatically sets the appropriate shutter
speed. Use low aperture values (larger
lens opening) to softly blur the background
in a portrait or high aperture values
(smaller lens opening) to get a wider depth
of field, giving a sharp focus all throughout
a landscape.
(
1/60
1/60
SHUTTER-PRIO.AE]
Set the shutter speed value. The
camcorder automatically sets the
appropriate aperture value. Use a high
shutter speed to record fast moving
subjects or a slow shutter speed to add a
certain motion blur, emphasizing the feel of
movement.
[
For recording subjects in dark places.
AE]
42
Recording Programs
[
SHUTTER-PRIO.AE]
- When using a slow shutter speed in dark
places, you can obtain a brighter image, but the
image quality may be lower, and the autofocus
may not work well.
- The image may flicker when recording with
high shutter speeds.
- Recording movies under fluorescent lights: If the
screen starts to flicker, select [
SHUTTERPRIO.AE] and set the shutter speed to 1/100.
[
APERTURE-PRIO.AE]
- About the available aperture values: Below is a
list of all available aperture values. However,
the actual range of values available for
selection will vary depending on the initial zoom
position.
Available Aperture Values
[1.8], [2.0], [2.4], [2.8], [3.4],
[4.0], [4.8], [5.6], [6.7], [8.0]
[2.8], [3.4], [4.0], [4.8], [5.6],
[6.7], [8.0]
Special Scene: Recording Programs
to Match Special Conditions
Recording in a very bright ski resort or
capturing the full colors of a sunset or a
fireworks display becomes as easy as
selecting a special scene recording
program.
POINTS TO CHECK
(
Mode switch:
FUNC.
(
23)
10)
FUNC.
Icon of the currently selected
Recording Program
FUNC.
Desired option
NOTES
Do not change the position of the mode
switch while recording as the brightness of the
image may change abruptly.
[
PORTRAIT]/[
SPORTS]/[
BEACH]/
[
SNOW]
- The picture may not appear smooth during
playback.
[ PORTRAIT]
- The blur effect of the background increases
the more you zoom in (T).
[
NIGHT]
- 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.
[ SNOW]/[ BEACH]
- The subject may become overexposed on
cloudy days or in shaded places. Check the
image on the screen.
[ FIREWORKS]
- To avoid camcorder shake, we recommend
using a tripod. Make sure to use a tripod
especially in
, as the shutter speed
slows down.
Adjusting the Picture: Exposure, Focus and Color
43
Adjusting the Picture: Exposure, Focus and Color
Adjusting the Picture:
Exposure, Focus and Color
Light Metering Mode
Manual Exposure Adjustment
At times, backlit subjects may appear too
dark (underexposed) or subjects under
very strong lights may appear too bright
or glaring (overexposed). To correct this
you can manually adjust the exposure.
E
The camcorder measures the light
reflected from the subject in order to
calculate the optimal exposure settings.
Depending on the subject, you may want
to change the way the light is measured
and evaluated.
POINTS TO CHECK
(
POINTS TO CHECK
10)
Mode switch:
(
10)
Options
Mode switch:
(except for the
[ FIREWORKS] recording program).
[
CENT.WEIGHT.AVERAGE]
Averages the light metered from the entire
screen, giving more weight to the subject
in the center.
[
SPOT]
Meters the area within the spot AE point
frame. Use this setting to adjust the
exposure to match the subject in the center
of the screen.
FUNC.
(
23)
FUNC.
Icon of the currently selected
Light Metering Mode
FUNC.
Desired option
Advanced Functions
2
EXP .
• The exposure adjustment indicator
and the neutral value “±0”
appear on the screen.
• If you operate the zoom during
exposure lock, the brightness of the
image may change.
Adjust (
) the brightness of the
image as required.
• The adjustment range and the length
of the exposure adjustment indicator
will vary depending on the initial
brightness of the picture.
• Pressing EXP again will return the
camcorder to automatic exposure.
Default value
EVALUATIVE]
Appropriate for standard shooting
conditions, including backlit scenes. The
camcorder divides the picture into several
areas and the light is measured in all of
them to achieve the optimal exposure for
the subject.
[
1 Press

44
Adjusting the Picture: Exposure, Focus and Color
Automatic Focus Modes
Manual Focus Adjustment
You can change the AF (autofocus) frame
selection mode. When the mode switch is
set to
, 9 point AiAF is automatically
selected.
Autofocus may not work well on the
following subjects. In such case, focus
manually.
(
10)
Options
Subjects with low contrast or
without vertical lines
9 Point AiAF
(Mode switch:
)
Depending on the shooting conditions, one
or more AF frames out of the nine frames
available are automatically selected and
the focus is fixed on them.
Four framing corners will appear on the
screen when making the selection; they do
not appear while actually recording.
Center point
(Mode switch:
Fast moving subjects
Through wet windows
Night scenes
*)
The focus is automatically fixed on the
center AF frame. This is convenient for
making sure the focus is exactly where you
want it.
A single focusing frame appears in the
center of the screen when making the
selection; it will appear also while actually
recording.
* Except for the [
program.
Reflective surfaces
POINTS TO CHECK
(
10)
Mode switch:
FIREWORKS] recording
1 Adjust the zoom.
2 Press FOCUS .
Select (
) the autofocus mode.
“MF” appears.
) the focus as required
until the image appears focused.
Pressing FOCUS again will return the
camcorder to autofocus.
3 Adjust (
NOTES
The camcorder will automatically return to
autofocus when you set the mode switch to
.
Adjusting the Picture: Exposure, Focus and Color
45
2 Press
Infinity Focus
Use this function when you wish to focus
on faraway subjects such as mountains or
fireworks.
3
FOCUS ASSIST .
The center of the picture will be
magnified and the silhouettes will be
emphasized.
Adjust (
) the focus as required
until the image appears focused.
E
NOTES
1 Adjust the zoom.
2 Keep FOCUS pressed down for
more than 2 seconds.
•
appears.
• Pressing FOCUS again will return the
camcorder to autofocus.
• Operating the zoom or the SET dial
(
) will return the camcorder to
manual focus adjustment.
You can also apply the peaking function
(without the magnification) by setting [ASSIST
FUNC.] to [
PEAKING] (
36).
Using the focus assist functions will not affect
the recordings on the tape or memory card.
When you start recording, the assist functions
will be canceled and the display will return to
normal.
In
mode, you can also use the
focus assist functions after pressing PHOTO
halfway.
The camcorder will automatically return to
autofocus when you set the mode switch to
.
White Balance
The focus assist function will magnify the
center of the picture and emphasize the
outlines of the objects on screen
(peaking) to make it easier for you to
focus manually.
The white balance function helps you
accurately reproduce colors under
different lighting conditions so that white
objects will always look truly white in your
recordings.
POINTS TO CHECK
(
10)
Mode switch:
Options
POINTS TO CHECK
[

Default value

AUTO]
Mode switch:
Settings are automatically set by the
camcorder. Use this setting for outdoor
scenes.
1 Press
[
(
SET .
“MF” appears.
10)
DAYLIGHT]
For recording outdoors on a bright day.
Advanced Functions
Focus Assist Functions
46
[
Adjusting the Picture: Exposure, Focus and Color
SHADE]
For recording in shaded places.
[
CLOUDY]
For recording on a cloudy day.
[
TUNGSTEN]
For recording under tungsten and tungsten
type (3-wavelength) fluorescent lighting.
[
FLUORESCENT]
For recording under warm white, cool
white or warm white type (3-wavelength)
fluorescent lighting.
[
FLUORESCENT H]
For recording under daylight or daylight
type (3-wavelength) fluorescent lighting.
[
SET]
Use the custom white balance for special
situations not covered by the other options.
The custom white balance will ensure that
white subjects appear white under various
lighting conditions.
NOTES
When you select the custom white balance
[
SET]:
- Make the white balance adjustment in a place
with sufficient light.
- Set [D.ZOOM] to [
OFF] (
31).
- Readjust the white balance if the lighting
conditions change.
- Very rarely and depending on the light source,
may keep on flashing instead of staying on.
Even in that case, the white balance would be
properly adjusted and the results should be
better than with [
AUTO].
Custom white balance may provide better
results in the following cases:
- Changing lighting conditions
- Close-ups
- Subjects in a single color (sky, sea or forest)
- Under mercury lamps and certain types of
fluorescent lights
Depending on the type of fluorescent light,
optimal color balance may not be obtained with
[ FLUORESCENT] or [ FLUORESCENT
H]. If the color looks unnatural, adjust it using
[ AUTO] or [ SET].
FUNC.
(
23)
Image Effects
FUNC.
Icon of the currently selected
White Balance
FUNC.
Desired option*
You can use the image effects to change
the color saturation and contrast to obtain
different results.
POINTS TO CHECK
* When you select [ SET], do not press
FUNC. and continue instead with the
procedure below.
(
TO SET THE CUSTOM WHITE BALANCE
Mode switch:
1 Point the camcorder at a white
Options
2
object, zoom in until it fills the
whole screen and press SET .
When the adjustment is completed
stops flashing and stays on. The
camcorder retains the custom setting
even if you turn off the camcorder.
Press FUNC. to save the setting and
close the menu.
[

10)
Default value
IMAGE EFFECT OFF]
Records with no image enhancing effects.
[
VIVID]
Emphasizes the contrast and color
saturation.
47
Still Image Recording Options
Still Image Recording Options
[
NEUTRAL]
Tones down the contrast and color
saturation.
[
SOFT SKIN DETAIL]
Softens the details in the skin tone area for
a more complimentary appearance.
[
E
LOW SHARPENING]
Records subjects with softened outlines.
[
Still Image Recording
Options
CUSTOM]
Allows you to adjust the brightness,
contrast, sharpness, and color depth of the
image.
[BRIGHTN.]:
(–) Darker picture,
(+) Brighter picture
[CONTRAST]: (–) Flatter picture,
(+) More defined light and
shade
[SHARPNESS]: (–) Vaguer outlines,
(+) Sharper outlines
[COL.DEPTH]: (–) Shallower colors,
(+) Richer color tonality
Selecting the Size and Quality of Still
Images
Still images are recorded on the memory
card using the JPEG (Joint Photographic
Experts Group) compression. As a
general rule select a larger image size for
higher quality.
(
10)
Options
Approximate number of still images that
can be recorded in different recording
media with the following quality settings:
: [SUPER FINE], : [FINE],
: [NORMAL]
On a 32 MB memory card
(
23)
FUNC.
Icon of the currently selected
Image Effect
FUNC.
Desired option*
* When you select [
CUSTOM], do not press
FUNC. and continue instead with the
procedure below.
TO SET THE CUSTOM IMAGE EFFECT
1 Select (
2
3
) one of the custom
setting options and press SET .
Adjust (
) each setting as desired
and then press SET .
Change other custom settings in the
same way.
Press FUNC. to save the setting and
close the menu.
LW 1920x1080
L 2048x1536
M 1440x1080
S 640x480
20
30
60
10
20
40
25
40
80
140
205
375
135
85
180
865
265
180
350
1,560
525
350
700
3,355
1,040
700
1,370
6,040
On a 128 MB memory card
Image Size
LW 1920x1080
L 2048x1536
M 1440x1080
S 640x480
90
60
120
600
On a 512 MB memory card
Image Size
LW 1920x1080
L 2048x1536
M 1440x1080
S 640x480
350
235
470
2,320
Advanced Functions
Image Size
FUNC.
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Still Image Recording Options

Default value
Capturing a Still Image while Recording
Movies
2048x1536/FINE
L
FUNC.
(
23)
FUNC.
Icon of the currently selected
Image Quality/Size
While you are recording a movie on the
tape you can simultaneously capture the
same picture as a still image on the
memory card without interrupting your
recording to change modes. The size and
quality of the still image can be selected.
POINTS TO CHECK
Desired image size*
(
Press
FUNC.
SET
Desired image quality*

* The number displayed on the right corner
indicates the approximate number of images
that can be recorded with the current quality/
size setting.
NOTES
Depending on the number of images on the
memory card (Windows: more than 1,800
images; Macintosh: more than 1,000 images),
you may not be able to download images to a
computer. Try using a card reader.
Connection to a PictBridge compatible printer
will not work when the memory card contains
more than 1,800 images. For best performance,
we recommend to keep the number of images
on the memory card under 100.
10)
Select the size and quality of the still
image in record pause mode before you
start recording.
Default value
STILL I.REC OFF
FUNC.
(
23)
FUNC.
Icon of the currently selected
Still Image Simultaneous
Recording option
Desired image size*
Press
FUNC.
SET
Desired image quality*
* The number displayed on the right corner
indicates the approximate number of images
that can be recorded with the current quality/
size setting.
TO CAPTURE THE STILL IMAGE
While you are recording a movie,
press PHOTO .
The still image is recorded on the memory
card while the screen continues to show
the video recording.
Still Image Recording Options
NOTES
The still image cannot be recorded on the
memory card while using the digital zoom or
while a digital effect is activated.
To record still images we recommend using
the
mode, which offers the best
quality for still images.
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Continuous Shooting and Exposure
Bracketing
E
Catch every instant of a child running or
other moving object with continuous
shooting or use the exposure bracketing
to record the same picture in 3 levels of
exposure in order to choose the picture
you like best.
POINTS TO CHECK
Capturing a Still Image from the
Playback Picture
(
While you are playing back a tape you
can capture the picture as a still image on
the memory card. The size of the still
image cannot be changed and depends
on the standard of the recording on the
tape, but the quality can be selected.
10)
Mode switch:
(except for the
[ FIREWORKS] recording program).
Options
[
SINGLE]

Default value

Records a single still image.
(
10)
(
23)
FUNC.
Icon of the currently selected
Still Image Capturing option
FUNC.
Desired image quality
Captures a series of still images as long as
you hold PHOTO pressed down. For the
number of frames per second, refer to the
table below.
[
TO CAPTURE THE STILL IMAGE
During playback or in playback pause
mode, press PHOTO .
AEB] (Auto Exposure Bracketing)
The camcorder records a still image in
three different exposures (dark, normal,
light in 1/2 EV steps), allowing you to
choose the shot you like the best.
NOTES
The data code of the captured still image will
reflect the date and time when it was recorded
on the memory card.
DRIVE MODE repeatedly to
cycle between the drive modes.
Press PHOTO halfway to activate
the autofocus.
1 Press
2
Advanced Functions
FUNC.
[ CONT.SHOOT. ](Continuous Shooting)
[ HISPEED CONT.SHOOT. ](HighSpeed Continuous Shooting)
50
Other Functions
CONTINUOUS SHOOTING/
HIGH-SPEED CONTINUOUS SHOOTING
PHOTO fully and hold it
pressed down.
A series of still images will be
recorded as long as you hold the
button pressed down.
Other Functions
Other Functions
3 Press
AUTO EXPOSURE BRACKETING
PHOTO fully.
Three still images in different
exposures will be recorded on the
memory card.
3 Press
On-Screen Displays
The camcorder keeps a data code
containing the date and time and other
camera data (shutter speed, exposure,
etc.) registered at the time of recording.
You can select the data to be displayed.
Turning the On-Screen Displays On/Off
NOTES
The speed and maximum number of
continuous shots is as follows.
- [
CONT.SHOOT.]: Approx. 3 images/
second
- [
HISPEED CONT.SHOOT.]: Approx. 5
images/second
- Continuous Shooting with flash: Approx. 2.1
images/second
- Maximum Number of Shots: 60 still images
These figures are approximate and vary with
the recording conditions and subjects.
The actual number of images per second will
be lower when “
” (camcorder shake
warning) is displayed on the screen.
Repeatedly press DISP. to turn the onscreen displays on/off in the following
sequence.
,
All displays on Æ All displays off
On-screen displays + Data code1 on Æ
Only on-screen displays on Æ
Only tape-related displays2 (in stop mode
or playback pause) or All displays off
(during playback)
On-screen displays + Histogram3/Data
code on Æ Only on-screen displays on Æ
All displays off
1
Data code: Time, date and camera data at the
time of recording. The contents to be
displayed can be selected as explained in the
following section.
2 Tape related displays: Tape operation icon,
time code and remaining tape display.
3
Histogram display: For still images you can
display the complete camera data registered
at the time of recording. For details on how to
read the histogram display, refer to the
following section.
Other Functions
Pixel Count
Selecting the Data Code
You can select the data code to be
displayed when playing back movies.
Shadows
Options
[

DATE], [
TIME]
DATE & TIME]
Displays both the date and time of the
recording.
[
E
Highlights
Default value
Displays the date or time when the scene
or still image was recorded.
[
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NOTES
If you turn all displays on with DISP. , the
histogram display will appear also after
recording a still image while reviewing it within
the time set for the [REVIEW] option (or
immediately after recording it, if [REVIEW] is set
to [
OFF]).
CAMERA DATA]
Displays the exposure (f-stop) and shutter
speed used when recording the image.
[
CAM.& D/T]
Displays the exposure, shutter speed, date
and time of the recording.
Flash
You can use the built-in flash for
recording still images in dark places. The
flash is equipped with the red-eye
reduction function.
(
22)
MENU
POINTS TO CHECK
DISPLAY SETUP/
DATA CODE
(
Options
MENU
Desired option
Reading the Histogram Display
When viewing still images you can
display the histogram display and the
icons of all the functions used at the time
of recording. Use the histogram as a
reference to verify the correct exposure of
the still image.
The area to the right of the histogram
represents highlights and the left side
represents shadows. A still image whose
histogram skews to the right is relatively
bright; while one whose histogram peaks
to the left, is relatively dark.
10)
Select a recording program other than
[ FIREWORKS] (
).

Default value
(auto)
The flash fires automatically according to
the brightness of the subject.
(red-eye reduction, auto)
The assist lamp lights up to reduce the
red-eye effect. The flash fires automatically
according to the brightness of the subject.
(flash on)
The flash always fires.
(flash off)
The flash does not fire.
Advanced Functions
MENU
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Other Functions
Mini Video Light
You can turn on the mini video light
(assist lamp) at any time regardless of the
recording program.
(
1 Press
2
(flash button).
• Repeatedly pressing
will cycle
between the flash modes.
• The icon of the selected flash mode
will appear ( disappears after 4
seconds).
Press PHOTO , first halfway to
activate the autofocus and then
fully to record the still image.
NOTES
The practical range of the flash is approx. 1 to
2 m (3.3 to 6.6 ft.). The range depends on the
recording conditions.
The range of the flash decreases in
continuous shooting mode.
For the red-eye reduction to be effective, the
subject needs to look at the assist lamp. The
degree of reduction depends on the distance
and on each individual.
The flash will not fire in the following cases:
- When you manually adjust the exposure in
(auto) or
(red-eye reduction) mode.
- During auto exposure bracketing.
The flash mode cannot be changed after you
pressed EXP to manually adjust the exposure.
We recommend not using the flash when the
optional Wide-converter or Tele-converter is
attached. Their shadows appear on the screen.
About the AF-Assist Lamp: While you press
PHOTO halfway, if the subject is too dark the
assist lamp may light up briefly in order to
enable the camcorder to focus more accurately
(AF-assist lamp). You can also set [AF AST
LAMP] to [
OFF] so the assist lamp does
not light up.
- The camcorder may not be able to focus even
if the AF-assist lamp is on.
- The brightness of the AF-assist lamp could be
an inconvenience. Consider turning it off in
public places such as restaurants or theaters.
10)
Press LIGHT .
•
appears on the screen.
• Press LIGHT again to turn the mini
video light off.
Self Timer
POINTS TO CHECK
(
10)
: Set the camcorder in record
pause mode.
1 Press
.
•
appears.
• Press
again to cancel the self
timer.
:
Start/Stop .
The camcorder starts recording after a
10-second countdown (2 seconds
when using the wireless controller).
The countdown appears on the screen.
2 Press
Other Functions

:
2 Press
PHOTO , first halfway to
activate the autofocus and then
fully to record the still image.
The camcorder will record the still
image after a 10-second countdown
(2 seconds when using the wireless
controller). The countdown appears on
the screen.
NOTES
(
23)
Setting
Icon of the currently selected
Digital Effect
FUNC.
FADER
or
EFFECT
**
Desired fader/effect.*
* You can preview the effect on the screen
before pressing SET .
** The icon of the selected effect appears.
Digital Effects
FADER] Faders
Applying
[WIPE]
EFFECT] Effects
Add flavor to your recordings. Sound will
be recorded normally. You can preview
the effect on the display.
[BLK&WHT]
(black and white)
[SEPIA]
[ART]
D.EFFECTS to activate the
fader/effect.
• The icon of the selected effect turns
green.
• Press D.EFFECTS again to deactivate
the fader/effect.
1 Press
TO FADE IN
POINTS TO CHECK
(
Mode switch:
: [ BLK&WHT] only.
10)
Press D.EFFECTS ...
: ...in record pause mode, then
press Start/Stop to start recording with a
fade in.
: ...in playback pause mode,
then press / to fade in and start the
playback.
Advanced Functions
Begin or end scenes with a fade to or
from black. You can preview the effect on
the display.
[
E
FUNC.
FUNC.
[FADE-T]
(fade trigger)
Default value
D.EFFECT OFF
Once the countdown has begun, you can also
press Start/Stop (when recording movies) or
press PHOTO fully (when recording still
images) to cancel the self timer. The self timer
will also be canceled if you turn off the
camcorder.
[
53
54
Other Functions
TO FADE OUT
Press D.EFFECTS ...
: ...while recording, then press
Start/Stop to fade out and pause the
recording.
: ...during playback, then press
/
to fade out and pause the playback.
TO ACTIVATE AN EFFECT
Press D.EFFECTS ...
: ...while recording or in record
pause mode.
: ...during playback.
: ...and then press PHOTO to
record the still image in black and white.
NOTES
When you are not using the digital effect,
select [ D.EFFECT OFF].
The camcorder retains the setting last used
even if you turn off the digital effects or change
the recording program.
Still Image Options
55
Editing Functions
Still Image Options
Erasing All Images
Still Image Options
E
(
Erasing Still Images
10)
MENU
IMPORTANT
(
Be careful when erasing images. Erased
images cannot be recovered.
22)
MENU
NOTES
CARD OPERATIONS
ERASE ALL IMAGES
Protected images cannot be erased.
MENU
Erasing a Single Image
(
10)
Protecting Still Images
FUNC.
(
You can protect still images from
accidental erasure.
23)
FUNC.
YES
IMAGE ERASE
IMPORTANT
FUNC.
ERASE
Initializing the memory card (
56) will
permanently erase all recorded still images,
even the protected ones.
Protecting a Single Image
(
10)
You can erase the last recorded still
image while reviewing it within the time
set for the [REVIEW] option (or
immediately after recording it, if
[REVIEW] is set to [
OFF]).
FUNC.
(
While reviewing the image immediately
after recording:
FUNC.
FUNC.
(
23)
FUNC.
FUNC.
23)
FUNC.
(
IMAGE ERASE
ERASE
PROTECT
PROTECT ON*
appears and the image cannot be
erased.
* To cancel the image protection, select
[PROTECT OFF] instead.
10)
Editing Functions
Erasing a Single Image Just After
Recording
56
Still Image Options
Protecting a Single Image Just After
Recording
Initializing the Memory Card
You can protect the last recorded still
image while reviewing it within the time
set for the [REVIEW] option (or
immediately after recording it, if
[REVIEW] is set to [
OFF]).
IMPORTANT
Initializing the memory card will erase all still
images, even the protected ones. The original
still images cannot be recovered.
Initialize all memory cards before using them
with this camcorder.
FUNC.
(
Initialize new memory cards when you use
them for the first time. You may also have
to initialize a card if you get the “CARD
ERROR” message or you may choose to
do so to erase all data recorded on it.
23)
FUNC.
PROTECT
(
FUNC.
PROTECT ON*
MENU
appears and the image cannot be
erased.
(
* To cancel the image protection, select
[PROTECT OFF] instead.
22)
MENU
Protecting Still Images from the Index
Screen
(
INITIALIZE
10)
Move the zoom lever toward W to enter
the still image index screen.
MENU
(
22)
MENU
CARD OPERATIONS
PROTECT
MENU
*
**
CARD OPERATIONS
Bring (
) the cursor
to
the image you want to protect
and press SET .*
Repeat this step to protect
additional images.
appears on protected images. Press
SET to cancel the protection.
**After closing the menu the camcorder returns
to the index screen.
YES
MENU
YES
10)
Connecting to a TV or VCR
External Connections
57
Connecting to a TV or VCR
Connecting to a TV or VCR
E
Connection Diagrams
Turn off all the devices when making the connections and refer also to the instruction
manual of the connected device.
AV IN/OUT Terminal
COMPONENT OUT Terminal
The component video terminal is for video only.
When you use connection type 1 do not forget the
audio connections using the AV IN/OUT terminal.
HDV/DV Terminal
Check the type and orientation of the terminal and
make sure you connect the DV cable properly.
Open the terminal
cover to access.
High Definition TV Sets (HDTV)
Terminal on the Camcorder
1 Output connection (Signal Flow
Connecting Cable
Terminal on the Connected
Device
) to an HDTV with component video input terminals.
Red
Blue
CTC-100 Component Cable
(Supplied)
Green
Pb/Cb
Y
AUDIO
L
STV-250N Stereo Video Cable (Supplied)
Red
R
External Connections
White
Pr/Cr
58
Connecting to a TV or VCR
High Definition TV Sets (HDTV) Cont.
Terminal on the Camcorder
Connecting Cable
2 Output connection (Signal Flow
Input connection (Signal Flow
(IEEE1394) output.
Terminal on the Connected
Device
) to an HDTV with a DV (IEEE1394) terminal.
) from a TV or other digital video source with a DV
DV Cable
(Commercially available)
4-pin
6-pin
Standard Definition TV Sets
Terminal on the
Camcorder
Connecting Cable
2 Output connection (Signal Flow
Input connection (Signal Flow
(IEEE1394) output.
Terminal on the
Connected Device
) to an HDTV with a DV (IEEE1394) terminal.
) from a TV or other digital video source with a DV
DV Cable
(Commercially available)
4-pin
6-pin
3 Output connection (Signal Flow
Input connection (Signal Flow
AV terminals.
) to a TV or VCR with AV Terminals.
) from a TV, VCR or other analog video source with
Yellow
White
STV-250N Stereo Video Cable
(Supplied)
Red
VIDEO
AUDIO
L
R
Connecting to a TV or VCR
59
Connecting
Playback on a TV Screen
The quality of the playback picture will
vary depending on the connected TV and
the type of connection used.
(
10)
Change the following settings as
necessary before making the
connections. Refer to the corresponding
explanation of each setting in the
PLAY/OUT SETUP menu option list
( 34).
- [PLAYBACK STD] to select the output video
standard.
- [TV TYPE] to match the output video to the
aspect ratio of the connected TV.
- [COMP.OUT] to select the video
specifications when using connection type 1 .
- [DV OUTPUT] to select the standard of the
output video when using connection type 2 .
1 Connect the camcorder to the TV
E
following one of the connection
diagrams shown in the previous
section Connection Diagrams
(
57).
Playback
1 Turn on the camcorder and the
2
connected TV or VCR.
On a TV: Set the input selector to
VIDEO. On a VCR: Set the input
selector to LINE (IN).
Start the playback of the movies
( 27) or still images ( 29).
NOTES
Turn off all the devices before starting the
connections.
We recommend powering the camcorder
using the compact power adapter.
If you connect to a TV using the video
component connection –connection type 1
(
57)– you can enjoy the full resolution of
high definition TV.
External Connections
60
Connecting to a TV or VCR
Connecting
Recording to a VCR or Digital Video
Recorder
You can copy your recordings by
connecting the camcorder to a VCR or a
digital video device. When recording to a
digital video recorder using the HDV/DV
terminal, you can copy recordings with
virtually no generation loss in video and
sound quality.
Connect the camcorder to the external
device following one of the connection
diagrams shown in the previous section
Connection Diagrams (
57).
Connect the camcorder to a VCR or other
analog device using connection type 3 ,
or to a DVD recorder or other digital
recording device using connection type
2 , as shown in the previous section
Connection Diagrams ( 57).
Recording
1 This camcorder: Load the recorded
cassette.
2 Connected device: Load a blank
3
POINTS TO CHECK
(
10)
4
Change the following settings as
necessary before making the
connections. Refer to the corresponding
explanation of each setting in the
PLAY/OUT SETUP menu option list
( 34).
- [PLAYBACK STD] to select the output video
standard.
- [DV OUTPUT] to select the standard of the
output video when using connection type 2 .
Note that the video standard of the recorded
copy depends also on the standards supported
by the external digital device. Refer to the table
below.
5
cassette or disc and set the device
to record pause mode.
This camcorder: Locate the scene
you wish to copy and pause the
playback shortly before the scene.
This camcorder: Resume the movie
playback.
• When the connection is recognized
“
HDV/DV” will be displayed. When
the video output starts the display will
change to “
HDV-OUT” or “
DVOUT” depending on the original
recording and the settings selected.
• When using an analog connection
you can include in the copy also the
date, time and data code of the original
recording. Repeatedly press DISP. to
change the on-screen display ( 50).
Connected device: Begin recording
when the scene you wish to copy
appears. Stop recording when
copying is complete.
Settings for Recording Video Output using the HDV/DV Terminal
Standard of
the Recorded
Copy
Original
Standard of
the Recording
Supported Standard
of the External
Digital Device
HDV
HDV
HDV
[
[
AUTO] or
HDV]
[
HDV
DV
[
[
AUTO] or
HDV]
[
DV LOCKED]
DV
DV
[
[
AUTO] or
DV]
[
[
HDV/DV] or
DV LOCKED]
DV
[PLAYBACK STD]
Setting
[DV OUTPUT]
Setting
HDV/DV]
Connecting to a TV or VCR
6 This camcorder: Stop playback.
1 Load a blank tape in this camcorder.
2 Connected device: Load the
E
recorded cassette or disc.
NOTES
We recommend powering the camcorder
using the compact power adapter.
When recording to a VCR using an analog
connection –connection type 3 (
57)–, the
quality of the edited tape will be lower than the
original.
When recording to a digital video recorder
using the HDV/DV terminal –connection type 2
(
57)–:
- If the picture does not appear, disconnect the
DV cable and restore the connection after a
short while or turn the camcorder off and then
on again.
- Proper operation cannot be guaranteed for all
digital devices equipped with a DV terminal. If
the operation does not work, use the AV IN/
OUT terminal.
3 Press REC PAUSE .
4 Connected device: Start the
playback.
In record pause mode and while
recording you can check the picture on
the camcorder’s screen.
5 When the scene you wish to record
6
Analog Line-In Recording
You can input video from an analog video
source (VCR, TV, etc.) and record the
input video on the tape in the camcorder
in DV standard. Analog video cannot be
converted to HDV standard.
(
10)
Connect the camcorder to the video input
source using an analog connection –
connection type 3 ( 57)– shown in the
previous section Connection Diagrams.
7
8
appears, press / .
Recording starts.
While recording, press / to
pause the recording.
In record pause, press / again to
resume recording.
Press
to stop recording.
Connected device: Stop the
playback.
IMPORTANT
Depending on the analog signal sent from the
connected device the input image may be
distorted or not be displayed at all (for example,
video input that includes copyright protection
signals or anomalous signals such as ghost
signals).
NOTES
We recommend powering the camcorder using
the compact power adapter.
External Connections
Connecting
Recording
61
62
Connecting to a TV or VCR
Digital Video Dubbing
You can input video from other digital
video devices and record the input video
on the tape in the camcorder. Video input
will be recorded on the tape in the same
standard of the original (HDV or DV).
5 When the scene you wish to record
POINTS TO CHECK
(
10)
6
Set [PLAYBACK STD] to [
AUTO]
( 34) before making the connections.
Connecting
Connect the camcorder to the video input
source using the digital connection
–connection type 2 ( 57)– shown in
the previous section Connection
Diagrams.
Dubbing
1 Load a blank cassette in this
2
3
4
camcorder.
If “AV DV” is displayed, set
[AV DV] to [
OFF] ( 33) .
Connected device: Load the
recorded cassette.
Press REC PAUSE .
Connected device: Start the
playback.
• In record pause mode and while
recording you can check the picture on
the camcorder’s screen.
• When the connection is recognized
“
HDV/DV” will be displayed. When
the video input starts the display will
change to “
HDV-IN” or “
DV-IN”
depending on the video input.
7
8
appears, press / .
Recording starts.
While recording, press / to
pause the recording.
In record pause, press / again to
resume recording.
Press
to stop recording.
Connected device: Stop the
playback.
IMPORTANT
Blank sections may be recorded as
anomalous picture.
If the picture does not appear, disconnect the
DV cable and restore the connection after a
short while or turn the camcorder off and then
on again.
Do not connect any devices to the
camcorder’s USB terminal while an external
device is connected to the HDV/DV terminal.
You can only record video signals in HDV
standard (1080i specifications) or in DV
standard. Note that signals from identically
shaped DV (IEEE1394) terminals may be in
different video standards.
NOTES
We recommend powering the camcorder using
the compact power adapter.
Copyright Signal
Certain software tapes are copyright
protected. If you attempt to play back such
tape, “COPYRIGHT PROTECTED
PLAYBACK IS RESTRICTED” appears and
you will not be able to view the contents of
the tape. If you attempt to record from such
tape via the HDV/DV terminal,
“COPYRIGHT PROTECTED DUBBING
Connecting to a TV or VCR
RESTRICTED” appears and you will not be
able to record the contents of the tape.
Analog/Digital Conversion
Using the camcorder you can convert
analog video signals (for example from a
VCR) to digital signals (DV standard only)
and output them to a digital recording
device.
Connecting
Connect the camcorder to the video input
source using an analog connection
–connection type 3 (
57)– shown in the
previous section Connection Diagrams.
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NOTES
E
We recommend powering the camcorder
using the compact power adapter.
You can also use the analog/digital
conversion to transfer analog video recordings
to a computer as digital video. The required
equipment and operation is the same as
described in Transferring Video Recordings
(
65) except in this case you need to set
[AV DV] to [
ON] before connecting the
camcorder to the computer. Note that the
analog/digital conversion may not work
correctly depending on the software and the
specifications/settings of the computer.
Connect the camcorder to the recording
device using the digital connection
–connection type 2 (
57)– shown in the
same section.
Converting the Video
MENU
(
22)
1 Set [AV DV] to [
ON] (
33).
2 Start the playback on the video
IMPORTANT
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).
Usually, leave [AV DV] set to the default
setting [
OFF]. While it is set to [
ON]
you cannot connect video input signals to the
camcorder using the HDV/DV terminal.
External Connections
source and the recording on the
recording device.
Refer to the instruction manuals of the
connected devices.
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Connecting to a Computer
Connecting to a Computer
Connecting to a Computer
PC Connection Diagrams
USB Terminal
Open the rear terminal cover to
access.
HDV/DV Terminal
Check the type and orientation
of the terminal and make sure
you connect the DV cable
properly.
Terminal on the Camcorder
1 Output connection (Signal Flow
Connecting Cable
Terminal on the Connected
Device
) to a PC or PictBridge compatible printer with an
USB port.
USB Cable (Supplied)
2 Output connection (Signal Flow
) to a computer with a DV (IEEE1394) terminal or a
DV capture board.
DV Cable
(Commercially available)
4-pin
6-pin
Connecting to a Computer
Transferring Video Recordings
3 Connect the camcorder to the
You can transfer recordings to a computer
using the HDV/DV terminal.
Equipment and System Requirements
A computer equipped with an
IEEE1394 (DV) terminal or an IEEE1394
(DV) capturing board.
A DV cable (commercially available).
Video Editing Software.
The appropriate driver
The standard of the video transferred
depends on the standard of the original
recording and the compatibility of the
video editing software.
When transferring a video originally
recorded in HDV standard, if the editing
software supports high definition video,
the video transferred will be in HDV
standard too. If the editing software does
not support high definition video, even if
the original recording was made in HDV
standard, the video transferred will be in
DV standard.
POINTS TO CHECK
Connecting
1 Start the computer.
2 Set the camcorder to
mode.
4
computer using the digital
connection –connection type 2
(
64)– shown in the previous
section PC Connection Diagrams.
When the connection is recognized
“
HDV/DV” will be displayed. When
the video output starts the display will
change to “
HDV-OUT” or “
DVOUT” depending on the original
recording and the settings selected.
Start the video editing software.
Refer to the instruction manual of the
editing software.
E
IMPORTANT
The video transfer may not work correctly
depending on the software and the
specifications/settings of your computer.
If the computer freezes while the camcorder
is connected to it, disconnect the DV cable and
turn off the camcorder and the computer. After a
short while, turn them on again, set the
camcorder to
mode and restore the
connection.
Before connecting the camcorder to the
computer using a DV cable, make sure that the
camcorder and computer are not connected
with a USB cable, and that no other IEEE1394
device is connected to the computer.
Depending on the video editing software, you
may need to set the POWER switch of the
camcorder to a mode other than PLAY. Refer to
the instruction manual of the editing software.
NOTES
We recommend powering the camcorder
using the compact power adapter.
Refer also to the instruction manual of the
computer.
The programs ZoomBrowser EX and Image
Browser included with the supplied CD-ROM
can only be used to transfer still images
recorded on the memory card. Video recordings
on the tape cannot be transferred to the
computer using the software included with the
supplied CD-ROM.
External Connections
Change the following settings as necessary
before making the connections. Refer to the
corresponding explanation of each setting in the
PLAY/OUT SETUP menu option list
(
34).
- [PLAYBACK STD] and [DV OUTPUT] to
select the standard of the output video. Note
that the video standard of the transferred video
depends also on the standards supported by
the editing software.
- [AV DV] to select whether to transfer
recordings from the tape in the camcorder (set
to [
OFF]) or video converted from an
external analog source (set to [
ON]).
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66
Connecting to a Computer
Transferring Still Images – Direct
Transfer
With the supplied USB cable and Digital
Video Software, you can transfer still
images to a computer simply by pressing
(print/share).
Preparations
The first time you connect the camcorder
to the computer, you need to install the
software and set the auto-launch setting.
From the second time on, you will only
need to connect the camcorder to the
computer to transfer images.
1 Install the supplied Digital Video
Software.
See Installing the Digital Video
Software in the Digital Video Software
instruction manual (electronic version
on PDF file).
2 Set the camcorder to
mode.
3 Connect the camcorder to the
computer using the USB connection
–connection type 1 (
64)– shown
in the previous section PC
Connection Diagrams.
See Connecting the Camcorder to a
Computer in the Digital Video
Software instruction manual
(electronic version on PDF file).
4 Set the auto-launch setting.
• See Starting CameraWindow
(Windows) or Auto-downloading
(Macintosh) in the Digital Video
Software instruction manual (electronic
version on PDF file).
• The direct transfer menu appears on
the camcorder screen and the
button lights up.
IMPORTANT
When the CARD access indicator is on or
flashing do not perform the following actions.
Doing so may result in permanent data loss.
- Do not open the memory card slot cover and
do not remove the memory card.
- Do not disconnect the USB cable.
- Do not turn off the camcorder or the computer.
- Do not change the position of the
/
switch or the operating mode.
Operation may not work correctly depending
on the software and the specifications/settings
of your computer.
The image files on your memory card are
valuable, original data files. If you wish to use
the image files on your computer, make copies
of them first, and use the copied file, retaining
the original.
NOTES
We recommend powering the camcorder
using the compact power adapter.
Refer also to the computer’s instruction
manual.
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) simply by
connecting the camcorder to a computer using
the USB cable without installing the software
from the DIGITAL VIDEO SOLUTION DISK.
Transferring Images
[
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
(
67) to the computer.
[
SELECT & TRANSFER...]
Allows you to select the still image you
want to transfer to the computer.
Connecting to a Computer
[
WALLPAPER...]
Allows you to select the still image you
want to transfer and set it as your
computer’s desktop background.
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NOTES
E
You can press SET to transfer the images,
instead of
. With [
ALL IMAGES],
[
NEW IMAGES] or [
TRANSFER
ORDERS], a confirmation message appears.
Select [OK] and press SET .
When the camcorder is connected to the
computer and the image selection screen is
displayed, press MENU to return to the
transfer menu.
Transfer Orders
1 Select (
2 Press
) a transfer option.
.
[ ALL IMAGES], [ NEW IMAGES],
[ TRANSFER ORDERS]:
• The images are transferred and
displayed on the computer.
• The camcorder returns to the transfer
menu once the transfer is complete.
• To cancel the transfer, press SET .
IF YOU SELECT [ SELECT & TRANSFER] OR
[ WALLPAPER]
3 Press SET .
4 Press + or
Selecting Still Images to Transfer (Transfer
Order)
Do not connect the USB cable to the
camcorder while setting the transfer
orders.
(
10)
FUNC.
(
23)
FUNC.
FUNC.
TRANSFER ORDER
TRANS.ORDER ON*
* To cancel a transfer order, select [TRANS.
ORDER OFF] instead.
Setting Transfer Orders from the Index
Screen
(
10)
Move the zoom lever toward W to enter
the still image index screen.
External Connections
- to select the image
you wish to transfer and press
to transfer it.
• [ SELECT & TRANSFER]: The
selected image is transferred and
displayed on the computer. To
continue transferring, select another
image.
• [ WALLPAPER]: The selected
image is transferred to the computer
and displayed as the desktop’s
background.
• The
button will flash while the
images are being transferred.
• Press MENU to return to the transfer
menu.
You can mark the still images you want to
transfer to the computer as a transfer
order. You can set transfer orders for up
to 998 still images.
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Connecting to a Printer
Connecting to a Printer
Connecting to a Printer
MENU
(
22)
MENU
Printing Still Images – Direct Print
CARD OPERATIONS
TRANSFER ORDER
MENU
**
Bring ( ) the cursor
to
the image you want to
transfer and press SET .*
Repeat this step to set
transfer orders for additional
images.
*
appears on images marked with a
transfer order. Press SET to cancel the
transfer order.
**After closing the menu the camcorder returns
to the index screen.
The camcorder can be connected to any
PictBridge compatible printer. You can mark
the still images you want to print and set the
desired number of copies as a print order
(
71).
Canon printers: SELPHY CP and SELPHY
DS printers and PIXMA printers marked with
the PictBridge logo.
Connecting the Camcorder to the Printer
(
10)
1 Insert the memory card containing
Erasing All Transfer Orders
the still images you want to print.
(
MENU
(
22)
MENU
CARD OPERATIONS
TRANS.ORD.ALL ERASE
MENU
YES
10)
2 Turn on the printer.
3 Connect the camcorder to the
printer using the USB connection
–connection type 1 (
64)– shown
in the previous section PC
Connection Diagrams.
•
appears and changes to .
• The
(print/share) button lights
up and the current print settings will be
displayed for approx. 6 seconds.
IMPORTANT
If
continues to flash (for more than 1
minute) or if
does not appear, the camcorder
is not correctly connected to the printer. In such
case, disconnect the USB cable and turn off the
camcorder and the printer. After a short while,
turn them on again, set the camcorder to
mode and restore the connection.
NOTES
will appear for images that cannot be
printed.
Connecting to a Printer
We recommend powering the camcorder
using the compact power adapter.
Refer also to the printer’s instruction manual.
Printing with the
Button
(Print/Share)
You can print a still image without
changing the settings simply by pressing
(print/share).
- to select the image
you wish to print.
Press
(print/share).
• Printing starts. The
button
flashes and stays on when the printing
is completed.
• To continue printing, select another
still image.
1 Press + or
2
Options
[PAPER]
You can select the number of copies and
other settings for printing. The setting
options vary depending on your printer
model.
[ PAPER TYPE]
Select [PHOTO], [FAST PHOTO] or
[DEFAULT].
[ PAGE LAYOUT]
Select [DEFAULT] or one of the following
available page layouts.
[BORDERED]: Prints the whole image
area almost exactly as the recorded still
image.
[BORDERLESS]: Enlarges the center
portion of the still image to fit the width/
height ratio of the selected paper size. The
top, bottom and sides of the still image
may be slightly trimmed out.
[2-UP], [4-UP], [8-UP], [9-UP], [16-UP]:
Prints multiple small copies of the same
still image on one sheet of paper.
Date print]
Select [ON], [OFF] or [DEFAULT].
[
Print Effect]
The print effect can be used with printers
compatible with the Image Optimize
function to achieve higher quality prints.
Select [ON], [OFF] or [DEFAULT].
Canon PIXMA/SELPHY DS printers: You can
also select [VIVID], [NR] and [VIVID+NR].
[
Number of Copies]
Select 1-99 copies.
NOTES
Number of copies
Print effect
Date printing
Print setting options and [DEFAULT] settings
vary depending on the printer model. For
details, refer to the printer’s instruction manual.
Canon PIXMA/SELPHY DS Printers:
- When the paper size is set to [10 x 14.8 cm]
you can print multiple small copies on a single
External Connections
Trimming settings (
70)
Paper settings
Current paper settings (paper size,
paper type and page layout)
E
[ PAPER SIZE]
Available paper sizes vary depending on
the printer model.
[
Selecting the Print Settings
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70
Connecting to a Printer
print by selecting 2-, 4-, 9- or [16-UP]. You can
also use this setting to print on the specially
designed photo stickers sheets.
- When the paper size is set to [A4] you can
print 4 copies on the same sheet by selecting
[4-UP].
Canon PIXMA/SELPHY CP Printers:
- When the paper size is set to [CREDITCARD]
you can print multiple small copies on a single
print by selecting 2-, 4-, or [8-UP]. You can also
use [8-UP] to print on the specially designed
photo stickers sheets.
- When the paper size is set to [10 x 14.8 cm]
or [9 x 13 cm] you can print 2 or 4 copies on the
same sheet by selecting [2-UP] or [4-UP].
- When you are using the specially designed
wide-sized photo paper you can set the paper
size to [DEFAULT] and print 2 or 4 copies on
the same sheet by selecting [2-UP] or [4-UP].
PRINTING ERRORS
If an error occurs during the printing process, an
error message appears (
78).
- Canon’s PictBridge compatible printers:
Resolve the error. When printing does not
resume automatically, select [CONTINUE] and
press SET . If [CONTINUE] cannot be
selected, select [STOP], press SET and retry
printing. Refer also to the printer’s instruction
manual for details.
- If the error still persists and printing does not
restart, disconnect the USB cable and turn off
the camcorder and the printer. After a short
while, turn them on again, set the camcorder to
mode and restore the connection.
WHEN YOU HAVE FINISHED PRINTING
Disconnect the cable from the camcorder and
printer and turn off the camcorder.
Printing after Changing the Print Settings
1 Press
2
3
4
SET .
• The print setting menu appears.
• Depending on the printer, the
message “BUSY.” may appear before
the camcorder displays the print
setting menu.
In the print settings menu, select
(
) the setting you want to change
and press SET .
Select (
) the desired setting
option and press SET .
Select (
) [PRINT] and press
SET .
• Printing starts. The print setting menu
disappears when the printing is
completed.
• To continue printing, select another
still image.
IMPORTANT
The following still images may not be
correctly printed with a PictBridge compatible
printer.
- Images created or changed on a computer
and transferred to the memory card.
- Images recorded with the camcorder but
edited on a computer.
- Images whose file names were changed.
- Images not recorded with this camcorder.
Observe the following precautions during
printing:
- Do not turn off the camcorder or the printer.
- Do not change the position of the
/
switch.
- Do not disconnect the USB cable.
- Do not remove the memory card.
If the message “BUSY.” does not disappear,
disconnect the USB cable and restore the
connection after a short while.
TO CANCEL THE PRINTING
Press SET while printing. A confirmation
dialog appears. Select [OK] and press SET .
With Canon’s PictBridge compatible printers,
the printing will stop immediately (even if not
completed) and the paper will be fed through.
Trimming Settings
Set the paper size and page layout before
changing the trimming settings.
1 In the print setting menu, select
(
) [TRIMMING] and press SET .
Connecting to a Printer
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 it.
• To cancel the trimming settings,
move the zoom lever toward W until
the trimming frame disappears.
3 Adjust the trimming frame as
NOTES
About the color of the trimming frame:
- 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.)
The trimming setting applies only to one
image.
The trimming setting is canceled in the
following cases:
- When you turn off the camcorder.
- When you disconnect the USB cable.
- When you expand the trimming frame beyond
its maximum size.
- When you change the [PAPER SIZE] setting.
You may not be able to set the trimming
settings for a still image not recorded with this
camcorder.
E
Print Orders
You can mark the still images you want to
print and set the desired number of
copies as a print order. These print order
settings are compatible with the Digital
Print Order Format (DPOF) standards
and can be used for printing on DPOF
compatible printers (
68). You can set
print orders for up to 998 still images.
Selecting Still Images for Printing
(Print Order)
Do not connect the USB cable to the
camcorder while setting the print orders.
(
10)
FUNC.
(
23)
FUNC.
FUNC.
PRINT ORDER
Select (
) the number of
copies (0 - 99) and press SET .*
* To cancel the print order, set the number of
copies to 0.
External Connections
4
desired and then press MENU to
return to the print setting menu.
Repeatedly press SET to toggle
between the adjustment options and
make the adjustment (
) as
necessary with the SET dial.
: Change the orientation of the
frame (portrait/landscape).
: Move the frame right and left.
: Move the frame up and down.
After setting the trimming frame,
press MENU to return to the print
menu.
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72
Connecting to a Printer
Setting Print Orders from the Index Screen
(
Printing
PRINT
10)
Move the zoom lever toward W to enter
the still image index screen.
MENU
(
MENU
(
1 Connect the camcorder to the
22)
MENU
CARD OPERATIONS
PRINT ORDER
2
Bring ( ) the cursor
to
the image you want to print
and press SET .
MENU **
Set ( ) the desired number
of copies and press SET .*
Repeat these steps to set
print orders for additional
images.
*
and the number of copies appear on
images marked with a print order. To cancel
the print order set (
) the number of copies
to 0.
**After closing the menu the camcorder returns
to the index screen.
Erasing All Print Orders
(
MENU
(
22)
MENU
CARD OPERATIONS
PRINT ORD.ALL ERASE
MENU
22)
YES
10)
3
printer using the USB connection –
connection type 1 (
64)– shown
in the previous section PC
Connection Diagrams.
Press MENU and select (
)
[ PRINT].
• The print setting menu appears.
• The error message “SET
PRINT
ORDER” appears if you connect a
printer with direct print function and
select [ PRINT] without having set
any print orders.
Make sure that [PRINT] is selected
and press SET .
Printing starts. The print setting menu
disappears when the printing is
completed.
NOTES
Depending on the connected printer, you can
change some print settings before step 3
(
69).
Cancel Printing/Printing Errors (
70)
Restarting Printing: Press MENU and select
[ PRINT]. Select [RESUME] in the print
setting menu and press SET . The remaining
images will be printed.
Printing cannot be restarted when the print
order settings have been changed or if you
deleted a still image with print order settings.
Trouble?
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Additional Information
Trouble?
Troubleshooting
E
If you have a problem with your camcorder, refer to this checklist. Consult your dealer
or a Canon Service Center if the problem persists.
Power Source
Problem
Solution
• Camcorder will not turn on.
• The camcorder switches off
by itself.
• The cassette compartment
cover will not open.
• The cassette compartment
stopped half way while
inserting/removing a tape.
• The LCD/viewfinder switches
on and off.
Battery pack is exhausted. Replace or charge the battery pack.
Battery pack will not charge.
Charge the battery pack in temperatures between 0 °C and
40 °C (32 °F and 104 °F).
–
Battery packs become hot with use and may not charge. The
charging will start once the battery pack temperature is below
40 °C (104 °F).
–
The battery pack is damaged. Use a different battery pack.
–
18
Attach the battery pack correctly.
Use the compact power adapter.
Check that the compact power adapter is correctly connected to
the camcorder.
Problem
Buttons will not work.
Solution
Turn on the camcorder.
–
Load a cassette.
19
Abnormal characters appear on
the screen. The camcorder
does not operate properly.
Disconnect the power source and reconnect it after a short time.
If the problem still persists, disconnect the power source and
press the RESET button with a pointed item. Pressing the
RESET button resets all settings.
–
“
” flashes on the screen.
Load a cassette.
19
“
” flashes on the screen.
Battery pack is exhausted. Replace or charge the battery pack.
18
“
” flashes on the screen.
Condensation is detected. See reference page.
82
Turn the camcorder off and then on again.
–
The lens cover is not
completely open.
“ ” flashes red on the screen.
The camcorder malfunctions. Consult a Canon Service Center.
–
“REMOVE THE CASSETTE”
appears on the screen.
Remove the cassette and reinsert it.
19
The wireless controller will not
work.
Set [WL.REMOTE] to [ON].
37
The battery of the wireless controller is exhausted. Replace the
battery.
21
Additional Information
Recording/Playback
74
Trouble?
Problem
Solution
Video noise appears on screen. When using the camcorder in a room where a plasma TV is
located, keep a distance between the camcorder and the
plasma TV.
–
Video noise appears on the TV
screen.
When using the camcorder in a room where a TV is located,
keep a distance between the compact power adapter and the
power or antenna cables of the TV.
–
The tape stops during record
pause or playback pause.
To protect the tape and video heads, the camcorder will enter
the stop mode ( ) if left in playback pause (
) or record
pause (
) mode for 4 minutes 30 seconds. To resume the
playback press Start/Stop (when recording) or / (during
playback).
–
Recording
Problem
Solution
Image will not appear on the
screen.
Set the camcorder to
.
25
“SET THE TIME ZONE, DATE
AND TIME” appears on the
screen.
Set the time zone, date and time.
24
Recharge the built-in lithium battery and set the time zone, date
and time.
81
Pressing the start/stop button
will not start recording.
Set the camcorder to
Camcorder will not focus.
.
25
Load a cassette.
19
Tape reached the end (“
END” appears on the screen).
Rewind the tape or replace the cassette.
19
Cassette is protected (“
” flashes on the screen). Change the
position of the protect switch.
80
Autofocus does not work on that subject. Focus manually.
44
If you are using the viewfinder, adjust it with the dioptric
adjustment lever.
21
Lens is dirty. Clean the lens with a soft lens-cleaning cloth.
Never use tissue paper to clean the lens.
82
If you are using the optional Wide-converter or Tele-converter,
set [AF MODE] to [NORMAL AF].
31
Sound is distorted.
When recording near loud sounds (such as fireworks or
concerts), sound may become distorted.
–
Viewfinder picture is blurred.
Adjust the viewfinder with the dioptric adjustment lever.
21
Playback
Problem
Solution
During playback there is video
noise.
Video heads are dirty. Clean the video heads.
82
Pressing the playback button
does not start playback.
Load a cassette.
19
Set the camcorder to
Tape reached the end (“
Rewind the tape.
.
END” appears on the screen).
27
19
Trouble?
Problem
75
Solution
No sound from the built-in
speaker.
Open the LCD panel.
–
Speaker volume is turned off. Adjust the volume with the SET
dial.
27
When playing back a tape
recorded in HDV standard the
playback is jerky or the sound
stutters on and off.
Video heads are dirty. Clean the video heads.
82
Image will not appear on the
TV screen.
Set [AV
33
DV] to [OFF].
Check again that the camcorder is properly connected to the TV.
57
When connecting the camcorder to an HDTV using the CTC-100
Component Cable, make sure to select the correct specification
for the [COMP.OUT] setting.
57
There is no sound from the TV.
When connecting the camcorder to an HDTV using the CTC-100
Component Cable, make sure to connect also the audio
connections using the white and red plugs of the STV-250N
Stereo Video Cable.
57
Text displays do not appear on
the TV.
If you connected the camcorder to the TV using the video
component connection, set [DV OUTPUT] to [HDV/DV].
35
Tape is running, but image will
not appear on the TV screen.
TV/VIDEO selector on the TV is not set to VIDEO. Set the
selector to VIDEO.
59
Video heads are dirty. Clean the video heads.
82
You attempted to play back or dub copyright a protected tape.
Stop playback/dubbing.
62
Problem
Solution
Memory card cannot be
inserted.
Memory card was not facing the correct direction. Turn the
memory card over and reinsert it.
20
Cannot record on the memory
card.
Memory card is full. Erase still images to free some space or
replace the memory card.
55
Memory card was not initialized. Initialize the memory card.
56
The folder and file numbers have reached their maximum value.
Set [FILE NOS.] to [RESET] and insert a new memory card.
33
Set the camcorder to
29
Memory card cannot be played
back.
.
Image cannot be erased.
Image is protected. Cancel the protection.
55
“
Card error occurred. Turn off the camcorder. Remove and
reinsert the memory card. Initialize the memory card if flashing
persists.
56
” flashes in red.
Additional Information
Memory Card Operation
E
76
Trouble?
Printing
Problem
Solution
Disconnect the USB cable and turn off the camcorder and the
printer. After a short while, turn them on again, set the
camcorder to
mode and restore the connection.
The printer is not operating
even though the camcorder
and printer are correctly
connected.
–
Editing
Problem
Solution
Set [AV
Cannot record with this
camcorder video input from an
external video device
connected to the HDV/TV
terminal using a DV cable.
DV] to [OFF].
33
Wrong signal standard. Dubbing may work using the AV IN/OUT
terminal.
Refer also to the instruction manual of the connected device.
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Others
Problem
Solution
A rattling can be heard from the
camcorder.
The internal lens fixture can move when the camcorder is turned
off. This is not a malfunction.
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List of Messages
Message
Explanation/Solution
SET THE TIME ZONE,
DATE AND TIME
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.
24
CHANGE THE BATTERY
PACK
Battery pack is exhausted. Replace or charge the battery pack.
18
THE TAPE IS SET FOR
ERASURE PREVENTION
Cassette is protected. Replace the cassette or change the position
of the protect switch.
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REMOVE THE CASSETTE
Camcorder stopped operating to protect the tape. Remove the
cassette and reinsert it.
19
CHECK THE HDV/DV
INPUT
The DV cable is not correctly connected to the HDV/DV terminal, or
the connected digital device is turned off.
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The video input signal is in a different television system (PAL or
SECAM).
–
CONDENSATION HAS
BEEN DETECTED
Condensation has been detected in the camcorder.
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CONDENSATION HAS
BEEN DETECTED
REMOVE THE CASSETTE
Condensation has been detected in the camcorder. Remove the
cassette.
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TAPE END
Tape reached the end. Rewind the tape or replace the cassette.
–
(Appears only if a DV cable is
connected)
Trouble?
Message
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Explanation/Solution
You attempted to play back a tape recorded in a different television
system (PAL or SECAM) or in a recording standard not supported
by this camcorder.
–
INPUT SIGNAL NOT
SUPPORTED
The digital device connected with the DV cable is incompatible with
the camcorder.
–
PLAYBACK STD LOCKED
INCOMPATIBLE VIDEO
INPUT
Current camcorder settings do not match the HDV/DV standard of
the video input signal. Change the [PLAYBACK STD] setting to
match the video input signal.
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PLAYBACK STD LOCKED
PLAYBACK IS
RESTRICTED
Current camcorder settings do not match the HDV/DV standard of
the recording you tried to play back. Change the [PLAYBACK STD]
to match the recording standard of the tape.
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HEADS DIRTY, USE
CLEANING CASSETTE
Video heads are dirty. Clean the video heads.
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COPYRIGHT PROTECTED
PLAYBACK IS RESTRICTED
You attempted to play back a copyright protected tape.
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COPYRIGHT PROTECTED
DUBBING RESTRICTED
You attempted to dub a copyright protected tape. May also appear
when an anomalous signal is received during analog line-in
recording.
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NO CARD
Memory card not is inserted into the camcorder.
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NO IMAGES
No images are recorded on the memory card.
–
CARD ERROR
A memory card error occurred. The camcorder cannot record or
display 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.
–
CARD FULL
Memory card is full. Erase some images to free some space or
replace the memory card.
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IN CARD POSITION
You pressed Start/Stop while recording still images (
mode).
–
NAMING ERROR
The folder and file numbers have reached their maximum value.
Set the [FILE NOS.] option to [RESET] and erase all the images on
the memory card or initialize it.
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UNIDENTIFIABLE IMAGE
The image file is corrupted or it was saved using a compression
method other than that compatible with this camcorder (JPEG).
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TRANSFER ORDER
ERROR
You attempted to set more than 998 transfer orders.
67
You attempted to set more than 998 still images in the print order.
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CANNOT TRANSFER!
PRINT ORDER ERROR
You attempted to transfer a still image that cannot be displayed with
this camcorder.
–
TOO MANY STILL IMAGES
DISCONNECT USB CABLE
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 and then restore the connection.
–
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Additional Information
INCORRECT TAPE
SPECIFICATION
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Trouble?
Direct Print Related Messages
NOTES
About Canon PIXMA/SELPHY DS Printers: If the printer’s error indicator flashes or an error
message appears on the printer’s operation panel, refer to the printer’s instruction manual.
Message
Explanation/Solution
PAPER ERROR
There is a problem with the paper. The paper is not correctly loaded or the
paper size is wrong.
Alternatively, if the paper output tray is closed, open it to print.
NO PAPER
Paper is not correctly inserted or there is no paper.
PAPER JAM
The paper jammed during printing. Select [STOP] to cancel printing. After
removing the paper, set some paper again and retry printing.
INK ERROR
There is a problem with the ink.
NO INK
The ink cartridge is not inserted or is out of ink.
LOW INK LEVEL
The ink cartridge needs to be replaced soon. Select [CONTINUE] to restart
printing.
INK ABSORBER FULL
Select [CONTINUE] to resume printing. Contact a Canon Service Center
(refer to the list included with the printer) to replace the ink absorber.
• FILE ERROR
• CANNOT PRINT!
You attempted to print an image that was recorded with another
camcorder, with a different compression, or was edited on a computer.
SET
PRINT ORDER
No still image on the memory card has been marked with a print order.
READJUST TRIMMING
You changed the print style after you set the trimming settings.
PRINTER ERROR
Cancel printing. Turn the printer off and then on again. Check the printer
status. If the error still persists, refer to the printer’s instruction manual and
contact the appropriate customer support center or service center.
HARDWARE ERROR
Cancel printing. Turn off the printer and turn it back on. Check the printer
status. If the printer is equipped with a battery, it might be exhausted. In
such case, turn off the printer, replace the battery and turn it back on.
COMMUNICATION
ERROR
The printer is experiencing a data transfer error. Cancel printing.
Disconnect the USB cable and turn off the camcorder and the printer. After
a short while, turn them on again, set the camcorder to
mode
and restore the connection. When you are printing using the
button,
check the print settings. Or, you attempted to print from a memory card that
contains a large number of images. Reduce the number of images.
CHECK PRINT SETTINGS
The print setting cannot be used for printing with the
PRINTER IN USE
The printer is in use. Check the printer status.
PAPER LEVER ERROR
Paper lever error occurred. Adjust the paper selection lever to the proper
position.
button.
PRINTER COVER OPEN
Close the printer cover securely.
NO PRINTHEAD
No print head is installed in the printer or the print head is defective.
Do’s and Don’ts
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Do’s and Don’ts
Handling Precautions
Camcorder
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DANGER!
Treat the battery pack with care.
• Keep it away from fire (or it might
explode).
• Do not expose the battery pack to
temperature higher than 60 °C (140 °F).
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.
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 with
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
(86 °F). 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 one 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
(32 °F to 104 °F), the optimal range is
from 10 °C to 30 °C (50 °F to 86 °F). At
cold temperatures, performance will
temporarily decline. Warm it in your
pocket before use.
Additional Information
Do not carry the camcorder by the LCD
panel. Be careful when closing the LCD
panel.
Do not leave the camcorder in places
subject to high temperatures (like the
inside of a car under direct sunlight), or
high humidity.
Do not use the camcorder near strong
electric or magnetic fields such as above
TVs, near plasma TVs or mobile phones.
Do not point the lens or viewfinder at
strong light sources. Do not leave the
camcorder pointed at a bright subject.
Do not use or store the camcorder in
dusty or sandy places. The camcorder is
not waterproof – avoid also water, mud or
salt. If any of the above should get into
the camcorder it may damage the
camcorder and/or the lens.
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.
Battery Pack
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Do’s and Don’ts
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.
Back side of the battery pack
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 removing and reinserting the
cassette. 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
SAVE or ERASE OFF.
Terminal cover attached
Charged
REC
SAVE
Uncharged
REC
SAVE
Memory Card
Cassette
Rewind tapes after use. A slack or
damaged tape may cause video problems
and/or audio distortions during playback.
Return cassettes to the case and store
them upright. Rewind tapes from time to
time if they are stored for a long time.
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.
We recommend saving backups of
memory card images on your computer.
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 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, bend, drop, or
subject memory cards to shocks and do
not expose them to water.
Do not touch or expose the terminals to
dust or dirt.
Check the direction before inserting the
memory card. Forcing a memory card into
Do’s and Don’ts
the slot if it is not correctly oriented may
damage the memory card or the
camcorder.
Do not attach any labels or stickers on
the memory card.
When you erase image files or initialize
the memory card, only the file allocation
table is altered and the data itself is not
actually deleted. Take the necessary
precautions when you dispose of the
memory card, for example by physically
damaging it to prevent the leakage of
private data.
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Built-in Rechargeable Lithium Battery
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The camcorder has a built-in
rechargeable lithium battery to keep the
date/time and other settings. The built-in
lithium battery is recharged while you use
the camcorder, however, it will become
totally discharged if you do not use the
camcorder for about 3 months.
To recharge the built-in lithium battery:
Connect the compact power adapter to
the camcorder and leave it connected for
24 hours with the power switch set to
.
Lithium Button Battery
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 the reach of
children. If swallowed, seek medical
assistance immediately. The battery case
may break and the battery fluids may
cause internal damage.
Do not disassemble, heat or immerse
the battery in water to avoid the risk of
explosion.
Additional Information
WARNING!
• The battery used in this device may
present a fire or chemical burn hazard if
mishandled. Do not recharge,
disassemble, heat above 100 °C (212 °F)
or incinerate the battery.
• Replace the battery with a CR2025 made
by Panasonic, Hitachi Maxell, Sony,
Sanyo, or with Duracell2025. Use of
other batteries may present a risk of fire
or explosion.
• Dispose of the used battery according to
applicable recycling regulations.
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Do’s and Don’ts
Maintenance/Others
Use a clean, soft lens-cleaning cloth to
gently wipe the lens or viewfinder. Never
use tissue paper.
Cleaning the Video Heads
LCD Screen and I.AF sensor
In the following cases the video heads
are dirty and need to be cleaned.
- The message “HEADS DIRTY, USE
CLEANING CASSETTE” appears.
- During playback you notice frequent
video problems (blocky video artifacts,
banding, etc.).
- When playing back a tape recorded in
HDV standard the playback is jerky or the
sound stutters on and off.
To maintain the best picture quality, we
recommend using cassettes designed for
high definition recording (Canon Digital
Videocassette HDVM-E63PR, etc.) and
cleaning the video heads frequently with
the Canon DVM-CL Digital Video Head
Cleaning Cassette or a commercially
available dry cleaning cassette.
Do not use wet type cleaning cassettes
as this may damage the camcorder.
Even after cleaning the video heads
you may not be able to play back
correctly tapes that were recorded with
dirty video heads.
Clean the LCD screen and the I.AF
sensor using a clean, soft lens-cleaning
cloth.
Condensation may form on the surface
of the screen when the temperature
changes suddenly. Wipe it with a soft dry
cloth.
Cleaning the Camcorder
Camcorder Body
Use a soft, dry cloth to clean the
camcorder body. Never use chemically
treated cloth or volatile solvents such as
paint thinner.
Lens and Viewfinder
If the lens surface is dirty, the autofocus
may not work properly.
Remove any dust or dirt particles using
a non-aerosol type blower brush.
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
(86 °F).
Condensation
Moving the camcorder rapidly between
hot and cold temperatures may cause
condensation (water droplets) to form on
its internal surfaces. Stop using the
camcorder if condensation is detected.
Continued use may damage the
camcorder.
Condensation may form in the following
cases:
When the camcorder is moved from an
air-conditioned room to a warm, humid
place
Do’s and Don’ts
When the camcorder is moved from a
cold place to a warm room
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RESUMING USE
The precise time required for water
droplets to evaporate will vary depending
on the location and weather conditions.
After the condensation warning stops
flashing, wait for 1 more hour before
resuming use.
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When the camcorder is left in a humid
room
Using the Camcorder Abroad
Power Sources
When a cold room is heated rapidly
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 Center for
information on plug adapters for overseas
use.
Playback on a TV Screen
TO AVOID CONDENSATION
WHEN CONDENSATION IS DETECTED
The camcorder automatically shuts off,
the warning message “CONDENSATION
HAS BEEN DETECTED” appears for
approx. 4 seconds and
starts flashing.
If a cassette is loaded, the warning
message “REMOVE THE CASSETTE”
appears and
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.
Additional Information
Do not expose the camcorder to
sudden or extreme changes in
temperature.
Remove the cassette, place the
camcorder in an airtight plastic bag and
let it adjust to temperature changes
slowly before removing it from the bag.
You can only play back your recordings
on TVs compatible with the NTSC
system. The NTSC system is used in the
following countries/areas:
American Samoa, Antigua, Aruba,
Bahamas, Barbados, Bermuda, Bolivia,
Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica,
Cuba, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guam,
Guatemala, Greenland, Haiti, Honduras,
Jamaica, Japan, Korea, Mexico,
Micronesia, Myanmar, Nicaragua,
Panama, Peru, Philippines, Puerto Rico,
Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint
Vincent and the Grenadines, Surinam,
Taiwan, Trinidad and Tobago, USA,
Venezuela, Virgin Islands.
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General Information
General Information
System Diagram (Availability differs from area to area)
WS-20 Wrist Strap
BP-310, BP-315
Battery Pack
CG-300
Battery Charger
SS600/SS650
Shoulder Strap
BP-310, BP-315
Battery Pack
MiniDV Video
cassette
CA-570 Compact
Power Adapter
WL-D87
Wireless Controller
WD-H37C
Wide Converter
STV-250N Stereo Video Cable
VCR
DTC-100 D Terminal Cable
TL-H37
Tele Converter
TV/HDTV
CTC-100 Component Cable
DV Cable
miniSD Card Adapter
FS-H37U
Filter Set
miniSD
Card
Card Reader/Writer
DVD Recorder/Digital
Device with DV Terminal
Computer
IFC-300PCU
USB Cable
SC-2000 Soft
Carrying Case
PictBridge
Compatible Printers
General Information
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Optional Accessories
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Call or visit your local retailer/dealer for genuine Canon video accessories. You can
also obtain genuine accessories for your Canon camcorder by calling: 1-800-8284040, Canon U.S.A. Information Center.
Use of genuine Canon accessories is recommended.
This product is designed to achieve excellent performance when used with genuine Canon
accessories. Canon shall not be liable for any damage to this product and/or accidents
such as fire, etc., caused by the malfunction of non-genuine Canon accessories (e.g., a
leakage and/or explosion of a battery pack). Please note that this warranty does not apply
to repairs arising out of the malfunction of non-genuine Canon accessories, although you
may request such repairs on a chargeable basis.
Battery Packs
When you need extra battery packs, select
the BP-310 or BP-315 battery pack.
CG-300 Battery Charger
Use the battery charger for charging the
battery packs. It plugs directly into a power
outlet without a cable.
Charging Time*
BP-310
105 min.
BP-315
160 min.
* Charging time varies according to the charging condition.
TL-H37 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-H37 is 2.3 m (7.5 ft.); 2.3 cm (0.91 in.) at
maximum wide angle.
• When the Tele-converter is attached, a shadow may appear in the picture when you record
with flash or assist lamp.
Additional Information
Battery Pack
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General Information
WD-H37C 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 flash or assist lamp.
FS-H37U Filter Set
Neutral density and MC protector filters help you
to control difficult lighting conditions.
Shoulder Strap
You can attach a shoulder strap for more
security and portability.
Pass the ends through the strap mount and
adjust the length of the strap.
WS-20 Wrist Strap
Use this for extra additional protection for
active shooting.
SC-2000 Soft Carrying Case
A handy camcorder bag with padded
compartments and plenty of space for
accessories.
General Information
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E
This mark identifies genuine Canon video accessories. When you use
Canon video equipment, we recommend Canon-brand accessories or
products bearing the same mark.
Product Codes
Provided Accessories
CA-570 Compact Power Adapter
BP-310 Battery Pack
WL-D87 Wireless Controller
STV-250N Stereo Video Cable
CTC-100 Component Cable
8468A002AA
D85-1662-000
D83-0752-000
3067A002AA (D82-0590-201)
D82-0840-000
Optional Accessories
0782B002AA
0784B002AA
8835A001AA
1305B001AA
8837A001AA
3118A002AA (D81-0190-202)
9389A001AA
Additional Information
BP-315 Battery Pack
CG-300 Battery Charger
TL-H37 Tele-converter
WD-H37C Wide-converter
FS-H37U Filter Set
WS-20 Wrist Strap
SC-2000 Soft Carrying Case
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General Information
Specifications
HV10
System
Video Recording System
Audio Recording System
Television System
Image Sensor
Compatible Tapes
Tape Speed
Maximum Recording Time
(60 min. tape)
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
HDV HDV 1080i
DV
DV system (consumer digital VCR SD system), digital component
recording
HDV MPEG-1 Audio Layer 2, 16 bit, 48 kHz;
transfer rate 384 kbps (2 channels)
DV
PCM digital sound: 16 bit (48 kHz/2 channels);
12 bit (32 kHz/4 channels)
HD
High Definition Video (HDV) 1080/60i
SD
EIA standard (525 lines, 60 fields) NTSC color signal
1/2.7-inch CMOS, approx. 2,960,000 pixels
Effective pixels:
Movies
HDV/DV (WIDE): approx. 2,070,000
DV (NORMAL): approx. 1,550,000
Still images
16:9 still images: approx. 2,070,000
4:3 still images: approx. 2,760,000
Videocassettes bearing the
mark.
HDV 18.81 mm/s (0.74 ips)
DV
SP: 18.81 mm/s (0.74 ips); LP: 12.56 mm/s (0.49 ips)
HDV 60 minutes
DV
SP: 60 minutes; LP: 90 minutes
2.7 in., wide, TFT color, approx. 210,000 pixels
0.27 in., wide, TFT color, approx. 123,000 pixels
Stereo electret condenser microphone
f=6.1-61 mm, F/1.8-3.0, 10x power zoom
35 mm equivalent:
Movies
HDV/DV (WIDE): 43.6-436 mm
DV (NORMAL): 53.0-530 mm
Still images
16:9 still images: 43.6-436 mm
4:3 still images: 40.0-400 mm
11 elements in 9 groups
37 mm
Autofocus (TTL + external distance sensor when set to [INSTANT AF]),
manual focus available
1 m (3.3 ft.); 1 cm (0.39 in.) on maximum wide angle
Auto white balance, preset white balance (DAYLIGHT, SHADE, CLOUDY,
TUNGSTEN, FLUORESCENT, FLUORESCENT H) or custom white balance
0.3 lx ([NIGHT] recording program (SCN), Shutter speed at 1/2)
5 lx (Auto mode, Auto slow shutter [ON], Shutter speed at 1/30)
More than 100 lx
Optical
Memory Card
Recording Media
Size of Still Images
File Format
Image Compression Method
miniSD Card*
2048 x 1536, 1920 x 1080, 1440 x 1080, 848 x 480, 640 x 480 pixels
Design rule for Camera File system (DCF), Exif 2.2** compliant, DPOF
compliant
JPEG (compression: Super Fine, Fine, Normal)
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* This camcorder has been tested with miniSD cards up to 1 GB. Performance cannot be guaranteed for all
miniSD cards.
** This camcorder supports Exif 2.2 (also called “Exif Print”). Exif Print is a standard for enhancing the
communication between camcorders and printers. By connecting to an Exif Print-compliant printer, the
camcorder’s image data at the time of shooting is used and optimized, yielding extremely high quality prints.
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Input/Output Terminals
AV IN/OUT Terminal
USB Terminal
HDV/DV Terminal
COMP.OUT Terminal
‡3.5 mm minijack
Video: 1 Vp-p/75 ohms unbalanced
Audio: output: -10dBV (47 kohms load/3 kohms or less)
input: -10dBV/40 kohms or more
mini-B
4 pin (IEEE1394 standard), input/output
Luminance (Y): 1 Vp-p/75 ohms
Chrominance (PB/PR (CB/CR)): ±350 mVp-p
1080i (D3) / 480i (D1) compatible
Power/Others
Power supply (rated)
Power consumption
(HDV, AF on)
Operating temperature
Dimensions (W x H x D)
Weight (camcorder body only)
7.4 V DC (battery pack), 8.4 V DC (compact power adapter)
4.8 W (viewfinder), 5.0 W (LCD screen, normal brightness)
0 – 40 °C (32 – 104 °F)
56 x 104 x 106 mm (2.2 x 4.1 x 4.2 in.) excluding the grip belt
440 g (15.5 oz.)
CA-570 Compact Power Adapter
100 – 240 V AC, 50/60 Hz
17 W
8.4 V DC, 1.5 A
0 – 40 °C (32 – 104 °F)
52 x 90 x 29 mm (2.1 x 3.5 x 1.1 in.)
135 g (4.8 oz.)
BP-310 Battery Pack
Battery type
Rated voltage
Operating temperature
Battery capacity
Dimensions
Weight
Rechargeable Lithium Ion Battery
7.4 V DC
0 – 40 °C (32 – 104 °F)
850 mAh
39 x 8 x 63 mm (1.5 x 0.31 x 2.5 in.)
40 g (1.4 oz.)
Weight and dimensions are approximate. Errors and omissions excepted. Subject to
change without notice.
Additional Information
Power supply
Power consumption
Rated output
Operating temperature
Dimensions
Weight
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General Information
Index
16:9 aspect ratio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
6-second auto date . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
9 Point AiAF . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44
Direct transfer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .66
Drive mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .49
DV audio mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .33
DV recording mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .32
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Abroad, using the camcorder . . . . . . . . 83
AEB - Auto exposure bracketing . . . . . . 49
AF-assist lamp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52
Analog video input . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61
Analog/digital (A/D) converter . . . . . . . . 63
Assist functions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36, 45
Audio output channel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
Auto (recording program) . . . . . . . . . . . 40
Auto slow shutter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
Autofocus (AF) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44
Av (recording program) . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41
AV IN/OUT terminal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57
B
Battery pack, charging . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Battery pack, remaining charge . . . . . . 16
Beach (SCN) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40
Beep . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37
Effects . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .53
End Search . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .28
Erasing still images . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .55
Error messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .76
F
Faders . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .53
File numbers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .33
Fireworks (SCN) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .40
Flash . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .51
Focus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .44
Focus priority . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .32
FUNC. menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .23, 37
G
Grip belt . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .21
H
HDV/DV terminal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .57, 64
High-speed continuous shooting . . . . . .49
C
Compact power adapter . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
COMPONENT OUT terminal . . . . . . . . 57
Component video . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35, 57
Condensation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82
Connection to a computer . . . . . . . . . . . 64
Connection to a High Definition TV
(HDTV) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57
Connection to a TV/VCR . . . . . . . . . . . . 57
Continuous shooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49
D
Data code . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50
Date and time . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
Date search . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
Daylight saving time . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
Digital effects . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53
Digital video input (DV dubbing) . . . . . . 62
Digital zoom . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
Direct print . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68
I
Image effects . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .46
Image jump . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .29
Image stabilizer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .32
Index screen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .30
Initialization - Memory card . . . . . . . . . .56
L
Language . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .23
LCD backlight . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .22
LCD screen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .21
Light metering mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .43
Lithium button battery . . . . . . . . . . .21, 81
LP mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .32
M
Magnifying the playback image . . . . . . .30
Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .82
Manual exposure adjustment . . . . . . . .43
General Information
Memory card . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20, 80
MENU . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22, 31
Mini video light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52
miniSD card . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Mix balance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
Mode switch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40
N
ND filter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 86
Night (SCN) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40
Normal TV (4:3) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
91
Simultaneous recording on the tape
and memory card . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48
Slideshow . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
Snow (SCN) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40
SP mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
Sports (SCN) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40
Spot AE frame . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43
Spotlight (SCN) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40
Still image quality . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47
Still image size . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47
Sunset (SCN) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40
E
T
P
P (recording program) . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41
Playback - Movies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
Playback - Still images . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
Playback standard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
Portrait (SCN) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40
Power save . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37
Print order . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71
Print/share button . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66, 69
Printing still images . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68
Protecting still images . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55
Tape recording standards - HDV/DV . . 32
Telephoto . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
Time zone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
Transfer order . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67
Transferring still images . . . . . . . . . . . . 66
Tripod . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
Troubleshooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73
Tv (recording program) . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41
U
USB terminal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64
R
25
26
50
40
16
16
21
73
25
33
S
SCN - Special Scene
(recording programs) . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Screen displays . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Screen markers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Selecting the on-screen displays . . . . .
Self timer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Serial number . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Shoulder strap . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Shutter speed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
42
15
36
50
52
12
86
41
V
Video heads, cleaning . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82
Videocassettes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19, 80
Viewfinder - Dioptric adjustment . . . . . . 21
Volume . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
W
White balance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45
Wide angle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
Wide TV (16:9) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
Wind screen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
Wireless controller . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Z
Zero set memory . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
Zoom . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
Zoom speed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27, 31
Additional Information
Recording - Movies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Recording - Still images . . . . . . . . . . . .
Recording data . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Recording programs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Recording reminder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Remaining tape indicator . . . . . . . . . . .
Remote sensor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
RESET . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Reviewing - Movies (Record review) . .
Reviewing - Still images . . . . . . . . . . . .
92
U.S.A.
CANON CONSUMER DIGITAL VIDEO EQUIPMENT LIMITED WARRANTY
FOR THE UNITED STATES
The warranty set forward below is given by Canon U.S.A., Inc. with respect to equipment purchased in the
United States. The limited warranty is only effective upon presentation of your Bill of Sale or other proof of purchase.
Canon consumer digital video equipment is warranted under normal, non-commercial, personal use, against
defective materials or workmanship as follows:
Parts: Defective parts will be exchanged for new parts or comparable rebuilt parts for a period of ONE YEAR from
the date of original purchase, except for a defective Video Head, which will be exchanged for a period of three
months from the date of purchase.
Labor: For a period of ONE YEAR from the date of original purchase, labor will be provided free of charge by our
factory service centers or designated service facilities located in the United States.
When returning equipment under this warranty, you must pre-pay the shipping charges, and you must enclose the
Bill of Sale or other proof of purchase with a complete explanation of the problem. During your ONE-YEAR warranty
period, repairs will be made and the equipment return-shipped to you free of charge. After your warranty period is
over, you will be given an estimate of the cost of repair and an opportunity to approve or disapprove of the repair
expense before it is incurred. If you approve, repairs will be made and the equipment return-shipped to you.
(shipping charges apply). If you disapprove, we will return-ship the equipment at no charge to you.
Non-Canon brand peripheral equipment and software which may be distributed with Canon DV camcorders
are sold “AS IS” without warranty of any kind by CUSA, including any implied warranty regarding
merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose. The sole warranty with respect to such non-Canon
brand items is given by the manufacturer or producer thereof.
CUSA shall have no responsibility under this limited warranty for use of Canon DV Camcorders in conjunction with
incompatible peripheral equipment and incompatible software.
In order to obtain warranty service, contact the authorized Canon retail dealer from whom you purchased the DV
Camcorder or call the CANON INFORMATION CENTER AT 1-800-828-4040). You will be directed to the nearest
service facility for your product.
This Limited Warranty covers all defects encountered in normal use of the equipment and does not apply in the
following cases:
A) Loss or damage to the equipment due to abuse, mishandling, accident, improper maintenance, or failure to
follow operating instructions;
B) If the equipment is defective as a result of leaking batteries, sand, dirt or water damage;
C) If defects or damages are caused by the use of unauthorized parts or by service other than our authorized
agent;
D) If the equipment is used for commercial or industrial use.
This Limited Warranty does not cover cabinet (exterior finish), video cassette tape, head cleanings, nor does it apply
to equipment purchased outside the United States. This warranty does not cover units sold to rental firms, military
operations, hotels, schools, hospitals or for other commercial, industrial, or institutional applications. These uses are
covered only by such specific warranty as Canon may issue with such sales.
This Limited Warranty does not apply to accessories or consumables for the DV Camcorder, which are sold “AS IS”,
without warranty of any kind by CUSA.
Please retain this warranty card and your Bill of Sale as a permanent record of your purchase. This card is most
important in order to be sure you are contacted right away should there be a safety inspection, modification or
product recall under applicable laws or regulations.
NO IMPLIED WARRANTY, INCLUDING MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE
APPLIES TO THIS EQUIPMENT AFTER THE APPLICABLE PERIOD OF EXPRESS WARRANTY OR
GUARANTY, EXCEPT AS MENTIONED ABOVE, GIVEN BY ANY PERSON, FIRM OR CORPORATION WITH
RESPECT TO THIS EQUIPMENT SHALL BIND THE UNDERSIGNED. (SOME STATES DO NOT ALLOW
LIMITATIONS ON HOW LONG AN IMPLIED WARRANTY LASTS, SO THE ABOVE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION
MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU). CUSA SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR LOSS OF REVENUES OR PROFITS, EXPENSE
FOR SUBSTITUTE EQUIPMENT OR SERVICE, STORAGE CHARGES, LOSS OF DATA, OR ANY OTHER
SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES CAUSED BY THE USE, MISUSE OR INABILITY TO
USE THE DV CAMCORDER, REGARDLESS OF THE LEGAL THEORY ON WHICH THE CLAIM IS BASED, AND
EVEN IF CUSA HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. NOR SHALL RECOVERY OF
ANY KIND AGAINST CUSA BE GREATER THAN THE PURCHASE PRICE OF THE DV CAMCORDER SOLD BY
CUSA AND CAUSING THE ALLEGED DAMAGE. WITHOUT LIMITING THE FOREGOING, YOU ASSUME ALL
RISK AND LIABILITY FOR LOSS, DAMAGE OR INJURY TO YOU AND YOUR PROPERTY AND TO OTHERS
AND THEIR PROPERTY ARISING OUT OF USE, MISUSE OR INABILITY TO USE THE DV CAMCORDER NOT
CAUSED DIRECTLY BY THE NEGLIGENCE OF CUSA. (SOME STATES DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR
LIMITATION OF INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, SO THE ABOVE LIMITATION MAY NOT APPLY
TO YOU).THIS WARRANTY SHALL NOT EXTEND TO ANYONE OTHER THAN THE ORIGINAL PURCHASER
OF THIS EQUIPMENT OR THE PERSON FOR WHOM IT WAS PURCHASED AS A GIFT.
This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights which vary from state to state.
CANON U.S.A., INC.
93
CANADA
E
CANON CONSUMER DIGITAL VIDEO EQUIPMENT LIMITED WARRANTY
The limited warranty set forth below is given by Canon Canada Inc. (“Canon Canada”) with respect to Canon digital video
equipment purchased in Canada. This limited warranty is only effective upon presentation of a bill of sale or other proof of
purchase for this Canon digital video equipment to a Canon Service Facility when repairs are required.
Canon consumer video digital equipment is warranted under normal, non-commercial, personal use, against defective
materials or workmanship as follows:
Parts: Defective parts will be exchanged for new parts or, at Canon Canada’s option, comparable rebuilt parts for a period of
one year from the date of original purchase, except Video Heads which will be exchanged for a period of 3 months from the
date of purchase.
Labour: For a period of one year from the date of original purchase, labour will be provided free of charge by our Canon
Service Facilities in Canada.
This limited warranty covers all defects except where:
(a) The loss or damage to the product results from:
i) accident, natural disaster, mishandling, abuse, neglect, unauthorized product modification or failure to follow
instructions contained in the instruction manual;
ii) the use of accessories, attachments, products, supplies, parts or devices with this Canon product that do not conform
to Canon specifications or that cause abnormally frequent service problems;
iii) repairs or services performed by any party other than a Canon Service Facility;
iv) defective batteries or any exposure to water, sand or dirt;
v) shipping (claim must be presented to the shipper);
(b) Any serial number on the video equipment is altered or removed.
(c) The digital video equipment is used for commercial, professional or industrial purposes.
This limited warranty does not cover the cabinet (exterior finish) of the digital video equipment, video cassette tapes, head
cleanings, nor does it apply to digital video equipment purchased outside Canada.
TO OBTAIN WARRANTY SERVICE
Ship your Canon digital video equipment in its original carton, box or equivalent, properly packed, fully insured with shipping
charges prepaid, together with a copy of your bill of sale or other proof of purchase and a description of the problem to any of
the Canon Service Facilities in Canada.
NOTICE TO CONSUMER
If you plan to take important videos or if the product has not been used for some time, please check all functions with the
instruction book before using it.
Additional Information
LIMITATIONS
Except as otherwise required by applicable legislation, this warranty is in lieu of all other warranties, conditions, guarantees or
representations, express or implied, statutory or otherwise, relative to this Canon product, including implied warranties or
conditions of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.
Canon Canada assumes no liability for special, consequential or incidental damages or loss that may arise, whether on
account of negligence or otherwise, from the use, misuse or inability to use this Canon product (including loss of profit,
revenue, video tapes or enjoyment) or from failure to conform to any express or implied warranties, conditions, guarantees or
representations. Any recovery under this limited warranty shall not exceed the purchase price of the product. Canon Canada
does not assume or authorize any other person to assume for Canon Canada any other liability with respect to this Canon
product.
This warranty does not extend to any person other than the original purchaser of this Canon product or the person for whom it
was purchased as a gift and states your exclusive remedy.
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