Canon MVX150i Camcorder User Guide Manual Operating

PUB.DIE-186
Digital Video Camcorder
Instruction Manual
English
Introduction
Mastering
the Basics
Using the
Full Range
of Features
Editing
Mini
Digital
Video
Cassette
Using a
Memory Card
This instruction manual covers the MVX150i and MVX100i. Please note that
illustrations and explanation in this manual are based on the MVX150i.
Additional
Information
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Important Usage Instructions
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WARNING:
TO REDUCE THE RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK, DO NOT REMOVE COVER (OR
BACK). NO USER SERVICEABLE PARTS INSIDE. REFER SERVICING TO
QUALIFIED SERVICE PERSONNEL.
WARNING:
TO REDUCE THE RISK OF FIRE OR ELECTRIC SHOCK, DO NOT EXPOSE THIS
PRODUCT TO RAIN OR MOISTURE.
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CAUTION:
TO REDUCE THE RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK AND TO REDUCE ANNOYING
INTERFERENCE, USE THE RECOMMENDED ACCESSORIES ONLY.
CAUTION:
DISCONNECT THE MAINS PLUG FROM THE SUPPLY SOCKET WHEN NOT IN USE.
CA-570 identification plate is located on the bottom.
• Use of CV-150F/CV-250F DV cable is necessary to comply with the technical requirement
of EMC Directive.
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Reference Guide
The following manuals are supplied with the camcorder:
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❍ Digital Video Camcorder MVX150i/MVX100i Instruction Manual
This manual explains the camcorder operations from basic video recording to the
use of the full range of features.
❍ Windows XP Users Only
DV NETWORK SOLUTION DISK Software Instruction Manual
This manual explains how to download/upload images from/to the memory card
using a DV (IEEE1394) cable. You can also perform videoconference and file transfer
over the Internet using the provided software. Available functions depend upon
the camcorder model of your contact and networking environment.
Introduction
❍ DIGITAL VIDEO SOLUTION DISK Software Instruction Manual
This manual explains how to download images from the memory card to a
computer using the supplied USB cable. You can add sample images for Card Mix
and My Camera settings from the supplied DIGITAL VIDEO SOLUTION DISK.
Trademark Acknowledgements
• Canon and Bubble Jet are registered trademarks of Canon Inc.
• D is a trademark.
•
logo is a trademark.
• Windows® is either a registered trademark or trademark of Microsoft Corporation in
the United States and/or other countries.
• Other names and products not mentioned above may be registered trademarks or
trademarks of their respective companies.
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Table of Contents
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Introduction
Reference Guide ..............................................................................................................3
Thank You for Choosing a Canon ................................................................................7
Introducing the MVX150i/MVX100i ............................................................................8
Components Guide ........................................................................................................9
Introduction
Mastering the Basics
Preparations
Using a Household Power Source ..............................................................................13
Attaching and Charging the Battery Pack ................................................................14
Installing the Backup Battery ......................................................................................17
Preparing the Camcorder ............................................................................................18
Loading a Cassette ........................................................................................................20
Using the Wireless Controller......................................................................................22
Setting the Time Zone, Date and Time......................................................................23
Basic Recording
Recording Movies on a Tape ......................................................................................26
Zooming ........................................................................................................................28
Using the LCD Screen....................................................................................................30
Searching and Reviewing when Recording ..............................................................33
Tips for Making Better Videos ....................................................................................34
Basic Playback
Playing Back a Tape ......................................................................................................35
Playing Back on a TV Screen........................................................................................38
Using the Full Range of Features
General
Menus and Settings ......................................................................................................42
Changing the Remote Sensor Mode ..........................................................................47
Customizing the Camcorder ........................................................................................48
Other Camcorder Settings ..........................................................................................49
Recording
Changing the Recording Mode (SP/LP) ......................................................................51
Recording Still Images on the Tape ............................................................................52
Using the Recording Programs....................................................................................54
Using Digital Effects......................................................................................................58
Using the Multi-Image Screen ....................................................................................64
Turning Off the Image Stabilizer ................................................................................66
Recording With the Self-Timer....................................................................................67
Audio Recording ..........................................................................................................68
Using the VL-3 Video Light (Optional) ......................................................................70
Using the VFL-1 Video Flash Light (Optional) ..........................................................71
Using the DM-50 Microphone (Optional)..................................................................74
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Manual Adjustments
Adjusting the Focus Manually ....................................................................................75
Adjusting Exposure Manually......................................................................................77
Setting the Shutter Speed............................................................................................78
Setting the White Balance ..........................................................................................80
Playback
Magnifying the Image..................................................................................................82
Displaying the Data Code ............................................................................................83
Photo Search/Date Search............................................................................................85
Returning to a Pre-marked Position ..........................................................................86
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Editing
Introduction
Recording to a VCR or Digital Video Device ............................................................87
Recording from Analog Video Devices (VCR, TV or Camcorder) ..........................89
Recording from Digital Video Devices (DV Dubbing)..............................................90
Converting Analog Signals into Digital Signals (Analog-Digital Converter) ........92
Replacing Existing Scenes (AV Insert) ........................................................................94
Audio Dubbing..............................................................................................................96
Connecting to a Computer Using a DV (IEEE1394) Cable ......................................99
Using a Memory Card
Inserting and Removing the Memory Card ............................................................100
Selecting the Image Quality/Size ..............................................................................101
Recording Still Images on a Memory Card..............................................................104
Recording Panoramic Images (Stitch Assist Mode) ................................................110
Recording Motion JPEG Movies on a Memory Card..............................................112
Playing Back a Memory Card ....................................................................................114
Protecting Images ......................................................................................................117
Erasing Images ............................................................................................................118
Selecting Still Images for Printing (Print Order) ....................................................119
Printing with the Direct Print Function....................................................................121
Combining Images (Card Mix) ..................................................................................127
Copying Still Images....................................................................................................131
Formatting a Memory Card ......................................................................................133
Connecting to a Computer Using a USB Cable ......................................................134
Creating a Start-up Image ........................................................................................135
Memory Card Information ........................................................................................136
Additional Information
Screen Displays ............................................................................................................139
List of Messages ..........................................................................................................143
Maintenance................................................................................................................146
Troubleshooting ..........................................................................................................149
System Diagram ..........................................................................................................152
Optional Accessories ..................................................................................................153
Specifications ..............................................................................................................156
Index ............................................................................................................................158
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Conventions Used in This Manual
Operating Modes
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Operating Mode
Position of the
POWER Switch
Position of the
TAPE/CARD Switch
CAMERA
CAMERA
b (TAPE)
PLAY (VCR)
PLAY (VCR)
b (TAPE)
CARD CAMERA
CAMERA
(CARD)
CARD PLAY (VCR)
PLAY (VCR)
(CARD)
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Available functions depend upon the operating mode. It is indicated as follows:
CAMERA
: Function can be used in this mode.
CAMERA
: Function cannot be used in this mode.
Other Symbols and References
❍
: Reference page number.
❍
: Functions to be operated on the body of the camcorder.
❍
: Functions to be operated on the wireless controller.
❍
: Additional topics that complement the basic operating procedures.
❍
: Precautions related to the camcorder operation.
❍ Capital letters are used to refer to buttons on the camcorder or the wireless
controller.
❍ [ ] are used to refer to menu items displayed on the screen.
❍ “Screen” refers to the LCD and the viewfinder screen.
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Thank You for Choosing a Canon
The Canon MVX150i/MVX100i provides a full range of options and functions. We
recommend reading this manual thoroughly before you use the camcorder. It will help
you to become more familiar with your camcorder, and learn how to operate it
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properly.
We suggest that you master the basic operations of the camcorder first, before
moving on to its full range of features.
Checking Supplied Accessories
Lithium Button
Battery CR2025
Two AA Batteries
BP-512 Battery Pack,
Lens Cap and Lens
Cap Cord
SS-800 Shoulder Strap
CA-570 Compact
Power Adapter
(incl. power cord)
STV-250N Stereo
Video Cable
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WL-D79 Wireless
Controller
BP-508 Battery Pack
PC-A10 SCART
Adapter
IFC-300PCU USB Cable SDC-8M SD Memory
Card (containing
sample images)
Case for SD Memory
Card
DIGITAL VIDEO
SOLUTION DISK
DV NETWORK
SOLUTION DISK
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Introducing the MVX150i/MVX100i
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Megapixel CCD
Advanced Accessory Shoe
The MVX150i and MVX100i incorporate
a megapixel CCD, allowing recording of
high-resolution still images on a memory
card.
Simply slide Canon’s VFL-1 Video Flash
Light, DM-50 Directional Stereo
Microphone or VL-3 Video Light into the
accessory shoe; the camcorder provides
power and connections.
16× Optical and
320× Digital Zoom
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(Card: 15× Optical and 60× Digital Zoom)
Image Stabilizer
Stabilizes your recordings even in long
telephoto shots.
Night Mode
Allows recording even in dark places.
The Night mode adjusts automatically to
the optimum shutter speed.
Super Night Mode and
Low Light Plus Mode (MVX150i)
With the MVX150i’s Super Night mode
(in CAMERA mode) and Low Light Plus
mode (in CARD CAMERA mode), you can
keep on shooting without turning the
lights on. The assist lamp (White LED)
lights up to illuminate the subject.
Still Images
Just press the photo button to capture
still images like photographs.
My Camera Settings
You can personalize your camcorder by
customizing the start-up image and
camcorder sounds.
Analog Line-in Recording/
Audio Dubbing/AV Insert Editing
Digital Effects
Show your creativity by using the special
effects and faders. The multi-image
screen captures moving subjects in 4, 9 or
16 sequences of still images.
Memory Card
You can record images on a SD Memory
Card or MultiMediaCard. Images
recorded in Stitch Assist mode can be
merged into one panoramic scene with
the supplied software.
Direct Print
You can print still images by connecting
to a Canon printer with Direct Print
function.
USB Terminal
Allows transfer of memory card data to a
computer with built-in USB port. You can
organize and edit images on your
computer using the supplied software.
IEEE1394 DV Terminal
The DV terminal allows high-quality
transfer with virtually no deterioration in
quality of images. You can edit images
by connecting the camcorder to a PC
with IEEE1394 terminal. Windows XP
users can use the supplied software to
perform videoconference and file
transfer over the Internet*.
* Windows Messenger 4.5 or higher required.
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Components Guide
MVX150i/MVX100i
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REC SEARCH – button (p. 33) /
(record review) button (p. 33) /
(rewind) button (p. 35) /
CARD – button (p. 114)
REC SEARCH + button (p. 33) /
(fast forward) button (p. 35) /
CARD + button (p. 114)
CARD MIX button (p. 127) /
SLIDE SHOW button (p. 115)/
(stitch assist) button (p. 110)
(stop) button (p. 35) /
INDEX SCREEN button (p. 115)
DIGITAL EFFECTS
button (p. 58)
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(play/pause) button (p. 35)
REC PAUSE (LINE-IN) button (p. 89,90) /
(self-timer) button (p. 67)
Digital effects
ON/OFF button
(p. 58)
TAPE/CARD switch (p. 6)
b Using a tape
Using a memory card
LCD screen
3.5 inch
2.5 inch
(p. 30)
EXP button (p. 77)
FOCUS (∞) button
(p. 75)/
DATA CODE button
(p. 83)
BATT. (battery release)
button (p. 14)
Backup battery
compartment (p. 17)
Memory card slot
(p. 100)
LCD panel
OPEN button (p. 30)
POWER indicator
Card access indicator
(p. 104)
MENU button (p. 42)
Battery attachment unit
(p. 14) / Serial number
Strap mount (p. 19)
Program selector (p. 54)
Easy recording
Q Program AE
Selector dial (p. 37, 42)
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Diopter adjustment
lever (p. 18)
Zoom lever (p. 28)
Advanced accessory shoe (p. 70)
Accessory Shoe Cover (p. 19)
Focus ring
(p. 75)
Viewfinder (p. 18)
PHOTO button
(p. 52, 104)
Start/stop button (p. 26)
Built-in speaker
(p. 37)
Grip belt (p. 18)
Strap mount (p. 19)
POWER switch (p. 6)
CAMERA
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PLAY(VCR)
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Cassette compartment
(p. 20)
Cassette compartment
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Remote sensor
(p. 22)
Assist lamp
(White LED)
(p. 56)
Terminal cover
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Stereo microphone
(p. 68)
S-video IN/OUT terminal (p. 39)
USB terminal
(p. 121, 134)
DV IN/OUT terminal
(p. 88)
Bottom view
MIC terminal (p. 68)
CHARGE indicator
(p. 14)
DC IN terminal (p. 13)
AV IN/OUT terminal
(p. 38) / (phones)
terminal (p. 37, 69)
Tripod socket (p. 34)
OPEN/EJECT switch (p. 20)
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WL-D79 Wireless Controller
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TV SCREEN ON/OFF
SET
INDEX SLIDE SHOW
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!6
!7
!8
!9
#3
!4
CARD
@0
@1
DATA CODE SEARCH SELECT
ZERO SET
MEMORY REW
PLAY
12bit
AUDIO OUT
STOP
AUDIO DUB. PAUSE
SLOW
FF
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2
@4
AV INSERT AV DV REMOTE SET
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REC
PAUSE
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@7
@8
@9
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!2
!3
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e START/STOP button (p. 26)
r SELF T. button (p. 67)
t TV SCREEN button (p. 139)
y DATA CODE button (p. 83)
u SEARCH SELECT button (p. 85)
i ZERO SET MEMORY button (p. 86)
o 12bit AUDIO OUT button (p. 98)
!0 AUDIO DUB. button (p. 97)
!1 REC PAUSE button (p. 89)
!2 REW button (p. 35)
!3 AV INSERT button (p. 95)
!4 Digital effects ON/OFF button (p. 58)
!5 Transmitter
!6 Zoom buttons (p. 28)
!7 Select buttons (p. 42)
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!9
@0
@1
@2
@3
@4
@5
@6
@7
@8
@9
#0
#1
#2
#3
MENU button (p. 42)
SET button (p. 42)
Search buttons (p. 85)
PLAY
button (p. 35)
FF
button (p. 35)
button (p. 36)
STOP
button (p. 35)
2 button (p. 36)
REMOTE SET button (p. 47)
SLOW
AV
button (p. 36)
DV button (p. 93)
button (p. 36)
PAUSE
button (p. 36)
INDEX button (p. 115)
SLIDE SHOW button (p. 115)
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Using a Household Power Source
You can operate the camcorder from a household power source using the supplied
power adapter. The power adapter converts current from a power outlet (100-240 V
AC, 50/60 Hz) to the DC current used by the camcorder.
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1. Turn the POWER switch to OFF.
2. Connect the power cord to the
power adapter.
3. Plug the power cord into a power
outlet.
4. Connect the power adapter to the
camcorder’s DC IN terminal.
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5. After use, turn off the camcorder and disconnect the power adapter
from the camcorder. Unplug the power cord from the power outlet and
disconnect it from the adapter.
❍ Turn off the camcorder before connecting or disconnecting the power adapter.
❍ If the adapter is used close to a TV, it may cause picture interference. Move the
adapter away from the TV or the antenna cable.
❍ Do not connect any products that are not expressly recommended to the
camcorder’s DC IN terminal or to the power adapter.
❍ You may hear some noise from the power adapter during use. This is not a
malfunction.
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Attaching and Charging the Battery Pack
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Charge the battery pack with the supplied power adapter before you use the
camcorder for the first time and subsequently when the message “CHANGE THE
BATTERY PACK” appears.
1. Turn the POWER switch to OFF.
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3. Attach the battery pack to the
camcorder.
• Remove the terminal cover of the battery
pack.
• Align the end of the battery pack with the
line on the camcorder, press lightly and slide
it in the direction of the arrow until it clicks.
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4. Connect the power cord to the
adapter.
CHARGE indicator
5. Plug the power cord into a power
outlet.
6. Connect the power adapter to the
camcorder’s DC IN terminal.
7. When charging is complete,
disconnect the power adapter from
the camcorder. Unplug the power
cord from the power outlet and
disconnect it from the adapter.
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Press the BATT. button to remove the battery.
❍ The battery pack may be defective when the CHARGE indicator flashes rapidly.
❍ The CHARGE indicator informs you about the charge status.
0-50%:
Flashes once every second
More than 50%: Flashes twice every second
100%:
Glows steadily
❍ Do not disconnect and reconnect the power cord while charging a battery
pack. The battery pack may not be charged correctly even if the CHARGE
indicator glows steady. The battery pack may also not be charged correctly
when a power outage occurs during charging. Remove the battery pack and
attach it back to the camcorder.
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Charging, Recording and Playback Time
Below times are approximate and vary according to the charging, recording or
playback conditions.
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Charging Time
Battery Pack
Charging Time
BP-508 (MVX100i)
110 min.
BP-512 (MVX150i/optional)
120 min.
BP-511 (Optional)
120 min.
BP-522 (Optional)
210 min.
BP-535 (Optional)
310 min.
• Charge the battery pack in temperatures between 5º C and 40º C.
• A lithium ion battery pack can be charged at any charge state. Unlike conventional
battery packs, you do not need to completely use or discharge it before charging.
Recording Time
Maximum Recording Time
Typical Recording Time*
Using the Viewfinder Using the LCD Using the Viewfinder Using the LCD
BP-512 (Supplied)
BP-511 (Optional)
BP-522 (Optional)
BP-535 (Optional)
150 min.
150 min.
320 min.
520 min.
110 min.
110 min.
230 min.
370 min.
80 min.
80 min.
175 min.
280 min.
60 min.
60 min.
125 min.
200 min.
BP-508 (Supplied)
BP-512 (Optional)
BP-511 (Optional)
BP-522 (Optional)
BP-535 (Optional)
80 min.
150 min.
150 min.
320 min.
520 min.
65 min.
115 min.
115 min.
235 min.
375 min.
45 min.
80 min.
80 min.
175 min.
280 min.
35 min.
65 min.
65 min.
130 min.
205 min.
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Battery Pack
* Approximate times for recording with repeated operations such as start/stop, zooming, power
on/off. Actual time may be shorter.
• We recommend that you prepare battery packs 2 to 3 times longer than you think you
might need.
• To conserve battery charge, turn off the camcorder instead of leaving it in record pause
mode.
Playback Time
Battery Pack
(Using the LCD)
BP-508 (MVX150i)
–
70 min.
BP-512 (MVX100i/optional)
130 min.
140 min.
BP-511 (Optional)
130 min.
140 min.
BP-522 (Optional)
260 min.
295 min.
BP-535 (Optional)
430 min.
470 min.
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How much power is left?
The battery symbols indicate the charge status of the battery
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pack.
When the battery pack is empty, “CHANGE THE BATTERY PACK”
appears for 4 seconds and
starts flashing.
The battery charge indicators are not constant – they vary
according to the condition under which battery pack and
camcorder are used.
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Battery Pack Handling Precautions
DANGER!
Treat the battery pack with care.
• Keep it away from fire (or it might explode.)
• Do not expose the battery pack to temperature higher than 60º C. 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 to metallic
objects may cause a short circuit and damage the battery pack.
❍ Dirty terminals may cause a poor contact between the battery pack and the
camcorder. Wipe the terminals with a soft cloth.
❍ Since storing a charged battery pack for a long time (about 1 year) can shorten its
lifecycle or affect performance, we recommend to discharge the battery pack fully
and to store it in a dry place at temperatures no higher than 30˚ C. If you do not
use the battery pack for long periods, charge and discharge it fully at least once a
year. If you have more than 1 battery pack, perform these precautions at the same
time for all battery packs.
❍ Although the battery pack’s operating temperature range is from 0˚ C to 40˚ C, the
optimal range is from 10˚ C to 30˚ C. At cold temperatures, performance will
temporarily decline. Warm it in your pocket before use.
❍ Replace the battery pack if the usable time after full charge diminishes substantially
at normal temperatures.
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Installing the Backup Battery
The backup battery allows the camcorder to retain date, time and other camcorder
settings while the power source is disconnected. Power the camcorder from a
household power source or with a battery pack when replacing the backup battery to
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retain the setting.
1. Open the backup battery cover.
2. Insert the lithium battery with the
+ side facing outward.
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3. Close the cover.
WARNING!
• The battery used in this device may present a fire or chemical burn hazard if
mistreated. Do not recharge, disassemble, heat above 212° F (100° C) or
incinerate 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.
• The used battery should be returned to the supplier for safe disposal.
❍ Do not pick up the battery using tweezers or other metal tools as this will
cause a short circuit.
❍ Wipe the battery with a clean dry cloth to ensure proper contact.
❍ Keep the battery out of reach of children. If it is swallowed, seek medical
assistance immediately. The battery case may break and the battery fluids may
damage stomach and intestines.
❍ Do not disassemble, heat or immerse the battery in water to avoid the risk of
explosion.
The backup battery has a life span of about a year. j flashes to inform you that
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Preparing the Camcorder
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Adjusting the Viewfinder (Diopter Adjustment)
1. Turn on the camcorder and keep the
LCD panel closed to adjust the
viewfinder.
2. Adjust the diopter adjustment lever.
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Do not leave the viewfinder exposed to direct sunlight as it may melt (due to
concentration of light by the lens). Adjust the angle of the viewfinder to prevent
sunlight from entering.
Attaching the Lens Cap
1. Attach the cord to the lens cap.
2. Pass the grip belt through the loop
on the cord.
Press the buttons on the lens cap when
attaching/removing it. Hook the lens cap on
the grip belt while you are recording, and
place it over the lens when you have finished.
Fastening the Grip Belt
Hold the camcorder with your right
hand and adjust the belt with your left.
Adjust the grip belt so that you can reach the
zoom lever and photo button with your index
finger, and the start/stop button with your
thumb.
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Attaching the Shoulder Strap
For extra security and portability, attach the shoulder strap before using the
camcorder.
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Pass the ends through the strap mount
and adjust the length of the strap.
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Removing and Attaching the Accessory Shoe Cover
Remove the accessory shoe cover when attaching an accessory to the advanced
accessory shoe.
1. Lift the cover with your nail and
remove the cover.
Hook the cover on the lens cap cord or grip
belt while using the accessory shoe.
2. Insert the end into the accessory
shoe and attach it onto the shoe.
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Loading a Cassette
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Use only video cassettes marked with the D logo.
Loading and Unloading
1. Slide and hold the OPEN/EJECT
switch and open the cassette
compartment cover.
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compartment until it clicks.
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the grip belt and the REC/SAVE tab facing
upward.
• Unload the cassette by pulling it straight
out.
OPEN/EJECT
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2. Load/unload the cassette.
Wait for the cassette compartment to retract
automatically.
4. Close the cassette compartment
cover.
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❍ Do not interfere with the cassette compartment while it is opening or closing
automatically or attempt to close the cover until the cassette compartment has
fully retracted.
❍ Be careful not to get your fingers caught in the cassette compartment cover.
❍ If the camcorder is connected to a power source, cassettes can be
loaded/unloaded even if the POWER switch is set to OFF.
❍ v flashes if no cassette is inserted when turning on the power (in CAMERA
and PLAY (VCR) mode).
❍ With some types of tapes, the remaining tape display may not be accurate.
❍ If the camcorder is mounted on a tripod, dismount the camcorder to open the
cassette compartment.
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Protecting Tapes from Accidental Erasure
To protect your recordings from accidental
erasure, slide the tab on the cassette to the
left. (This switch position is usually labelled
E
SAVE or ERASE OFF.)
REC
SAVE
REC
SAVE
If you load a protected cassette in CAMERA
mode, the message “THE TAPE IS SET FOR
ERASURE PREVENTION” appears for approx.
4 seconds and v starts flashing. If you wish to record on that cassette, slide the tab
back to the right.
Cassette Handling Precautions
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❍ Rewind tapes after use. If the tape becomes slack and damaged, it may cause picture
and sound distortion.
❍ Return cassettes in the case and store them upright.
❍ Do not leave the cassette in the camcorder after use.
❍ Do not use spliced tapes or nonstandard cassettes as they may damage the camcorder.
❍ Do not use tapes that have been jammed as video heads may become dirty.
❍ Do not insert anything into the small holes of the cassette, or cover them with
cellophane tape.
❍ Handle cassettes with care. Do not drop or subject them to severe impact as this may
damage the cassettes.
❍ Rewind tapes from time to time if they are stored for a long time.
❍ With cassettes equipped with a memory function, metal plated terminals may become
dirty with use. Clean the terminals with a cotton swab after about 10 times of
loading/unloading. The memory function is not supported by the camcorder.
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Using the Wireless Controller
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You can operate the camcorder with the
supplied wireless controller from a distance of
up to 5 m. Point it at the camcorder’s remote
sensor when you press the buttons.
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Following functions cannot be operated
without the wireless controller:
• Some special playback modes (
36)
• Photo/date search (
85)
• Zero set memory (
86)
• AV Insert (
94)
• Audio dubbing (
96)
❍ Camcorder and wireless controller are equipped with 2 remote sensor modes
(
47). If the wireless controller does not work, check if camcorder and
wireless controller are set to the same mode.
❍ The wireless controller may not work properly in bright places, such as
outdoors under direct sunlight, or when used too close to the camcorder.
❍ The operable range of the wireless controller may shorten when the
camcorder’s remote sensor is exposed to strong light.
❍ When the batteries run out, replace both at the same time.
Inserting Batteries
The wireless controller operates with two AA batteries.
1. Open the battery cover.
2. Insert the batteries following the +
and – markings.
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Setting the Time Zone, Date and Time
Set the time zone, date and time when you first start using your camcorder. Install the
backup battery before you begin (
17).
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Setting the Time Zone/Daylight Saving Time
CAMERA
(
42)
SYSTEM
PLAY (VCR)
CARD CAMERA
CARD PLAY (VCR)
T.ZONE/DST•••PARIS
1. Press the MENU button to open the menu.
3. Turn the selector dial to select [T.ZONE/DST] and
press the selector dial.
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2. Turn the selector dial to select [SYSTEM] and press
the selector dial.
• The time zone setting appears.
• The default setting is Paris. Select your time zone and daylight saving time (DST)
setting if necessary.
4. Turn the selector dial to select the setting option that represents your
time zone.
To adjust for daylight saving time, select the time zone with the U next to the area.
5. Press the MENU button to close the menu.
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SAMOA
HONOLU. (Honolulu)
ANCHOR. (Anchorage)
L.A. (Los Angeles)
DENVER
CHICAGO
N.Y. (New York)
CARACAS
RIO (Rio de Janeiro)
FERNAN. (Fernando de Noronha)
AZORES
❍ Once you have set time zone, date and time, you do not need to reset the
clock each time you travel to another time zone. Just set the time zone to the
one of your destination, and the camcorder automatically adjusts the clock.
❍ Days per month and leap years will be automatically adjusted.
Setting the Date and Time
CAMERA
SYSTEM
(
42)
PLAY (VCR)
CARD CAMERA
D/TIME SET••• 1.JAN.2003
12:00 PM
1. Press the MENU button to open the menu.
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2. Turn the selector dial to select [SYSTEM] and press
the selector dial.
3. Turn the selector dial to select [D/TIME SET] and
press the selector dial.
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The year display starts to flash.
4. Turn the selector dial to select the year, and press the selector dial.
• The next part of the display starts flashing.
• Set the month, day, hours and minutes in the same way.
5. Press the MENU button to close the menu and to
start the clock.
Time zone, date and time appear for 4 seconds each time you
turn the power on.
Displaying Date and Time during Recording
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❍ To change a part of the date or time, press the selector dial at step 4, and
move to the part you wish to change.
❍ The date can be set to any year between 2003 and 2030.
You can display time zone, date and time in the lower left corner of the screen (the
time zone disappears after 4 seconds). The 4-second display will no longer appear
when you turn the power on. The date and time display will not be superimposed on
your recordings.
CAMERA
(
42)
PLAY (VCR)
DISPLAY SET UP
CARD CAMERA
CARD PLAY (VCR)
D/T DISPLAY••OFF
1. Press the MENU button to open the menu.
2. Turn the selector dial to select [DISPLAY SET UP] and
press the selector dial.
3. Turn the selector dial to select [D/T DISPLAY] and
press the selector dial.
4. Turn the selector dial to select [ON].
5. Press the MENU button to close the menu.
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Recording Movies on a Tape
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You can use the LCD screen or the viewfinder when recording. Adjust the angle of the
LCD panel or viewfinder for comfortable recording.
Before You Begin Recording
Make a test recording first to check if the camcorder operates correctly. Before you
make important recordings, clean the video heads (
147).
Preparations
Connect a power source. Load a cassette.
Recording
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1. Remove the lens cap.
2. Set the camcorder to CAMERA mode.
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time, “SET THE TIME ZONE, DATE AND TIME”
appears. See Setting the Time Zone, Date and
Time (
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To use the viewfinder, keep the LCD panel
closed or rotate it so that the screen faces in
the same direction of the lens (
31).
4. Press the start/stop button to begin
recording.
Wait until the tape counter came to a
complete stop before you begin recording.
5. Press the start/stop button again to
pause recording.
Restart recording by pressing the start/stop button.
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When You Have Finished Recording
1. Turn the POWER switch to OFF.
2. Close the LCD panel and return the viewfinder to its original position.
3. Replace the lens cap.
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4. Unload the cassette.
5. Disconnect the power source.
When recording outdoors or through a window, do not leave LCD screen,
viewfinder or lens exposed to direct sunlight as it may cause damage.
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❍ Turn the power off if you do not intend to use the camcorder for a longer
time.
❍ When you start recording, the camcorder counts from 1 second to 10 seconds
(recording reminder). Recordings shorter than 10 seconds may be difficult to
edit later. On the other hand, a recording not containing a particular action
should generally last no longer than 10 seconds.
❍ The camcorder will shut off after 5 minutes when left in record pause mode to
protect tape and video heads. “ AUTO POWER OFF” appears 20 seconds
before shutoff. To continue recording, turn the POWER switch to OFF and then
back to CAMERA.
❍ For when to use the [ (Easy Recording) or Q (program AE) mode, see Using
the Recording Programs (
54).
❍ When you do not remove the cassette, you can record the next scene without
producing any noise or blank sections between the recordings even if you turn
the camcorder off.
❍ About the built-in microphone: When recording near loud sounds (such as
fireworks, drums or concerts), sound may become distorted or may be
recorded not in the actual sound level.
❍ For extra recording time, see Changing the Recording Mode (
51).
About the LCD and viewfinder screen: The screens are produced with extremely
high-precision manufacturing techniques, with more than 99.99% of the pixels
operating to specification. Less than 0.01% of the pixels may occasionally misfire or
appear as black or green dots. This has no effect on the recorded image and does
not constitute a malfunction.
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Zooming
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The camcorder’s zoom lens allows you to choose the best picture angle for your
recordings. The camcorder automatically switches between optical zooming and
digital zooming. Image resolution is slightly lower with the digital zoom.
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Zoom in
W
Zoom out
16× Optical Zoom (Card: 15×)
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Move the zoom lever toward W to zoom out (wideangle). Move it toward T to zoom in (telephoto).
• Press the zoom lever slightly for a slow zoom. Press harder for a
faster zoom.
• You can also use the T and W buttons on the wireless controller.
However, you cannot control the zoom speed.
64×/320× Digital Zoom (Card: 60×)
CAMERA
(
42)
PLAY (VCR)
CAMERA SET UP
CARD CAMERA
D.ZOOM•••••••64×
1. Press the MENU button to open the menu.
2. Turn the selector dial to select [CAMERA SET UP] and
press the selector dial.
3. Select [D.ZOOM] and press the selector dial.
4. Select a setting option.
5. Press the MENU button to close the menu.
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❍ Keep at least 1 m to the subject. At wide-angle, you can focus on a subject as
close as 1 cm.
❍ A zoom indicator appears for 4 seconds. It extends in light blue when the
digital zoom is set to 64×, and extends further in dark blue when set to 320×.
❍ Digital zoom cannot be used in the Night mode and Super Night (MVX150i)
mode.
❍ Digital zoom cannot be used when the multi-image screen is selected.
❍ Because the image stabilizer cannot be used in CARD CAMERA mode, we
recommend mounting the camcorder on a tripod at large magnifications.
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Using the LCD Screen
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1. Push the OPEN button at the LCD
panel and open the LCD panel.
The LCD screen switches on and the
viewfinder switches off.
2. Rotate the LCD panel and choose the
angle of the screen.
You can rotate the LCD panel so that the
screen faces in the same direction as the lens
(
31), or push it flat against the camcorder with the screen facing outward.
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3. Close the LCD panel after use.
• Close the LCD panel firmly until it clicks.
• The LCD screen switches off and the
viewfinder switches on.
❍ Make sure to open the LCD panel at 90 degrees before rotating it.
❍ Rotate the LCD panel in the vertical position before closing the LCD panel.
❍ When recording outdoors or through a window, do not leave the LCD screen,
viewfinder or lens exposed to direct sunlight as it may cause damage.
❍ Do not hold the camcorder by the LCD panel or the viewfinder.
❍ Bright light or reflected light may cause a vertical light bar to appear on the
screen. This is not a malfunction.
❍ Bright light may make it difficult to use the LCD screen. In such case, use the
viewfinder instead.
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Adjusting the Brightness of the LCD Screen
CAMERA
PLAY (VCR)
CARD CAMERA
CARD PLAY (VCR)
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1. Press the MENU button to open the menu.
2. Turn the selector dial to select [DISPLAY SET UP] and
press the selector dial.
3. Turn the selector dial to select [BRIGHTNESS] and
press the selector dial.
Turn the selector dial up to make the screen brighter and down to make it darker.
5. Press the MENU button to close the menu.
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4. Turn the selector dial and adjust the level.
Changing the brightness of the LCD screen does not affect that of the viewfinder
or the recordings.
Allowing the Subject to Monitor the LCD Screen
You can rotate the LCD panel so that the
screen faces in the same direction as the lens.
The viewfinder switches on allowing you to
use the viewfinder while the subject can
monitor the screen.
When you rotate the screen so that the screen faces in the same direction as the lens,
the image appears mirror reversed (LCD MIRROR ON). However, you can choose to
display the image as it is being recorded (LCD MIRROR OFF).
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PLAY (VCR)
DISPLAY SET UP
CARD CAMERA
CARD PLAY (VCR)
LCD MIRROR•••ON
1. Press the MENU button to open the menu.
2. Turn the selector dial to select [DISPLAY SET UP] and
press the selector dial.
3. Turn the selector dial to select [LCD MIRROR] and
press the selector dial.
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4. Turn the selector dial to select [OFF].
5. Press the MENU button to close the menu.
When [LCD MIRROR] is set to [ON], most screen displays appear mirror reversed.
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Searching and Reviewing when Recording
REC SEARCH – button/
v (record review) button
REC SEARCH + button
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Record Review
CAMERA
PLAY (VCR)
CARD CAMERA
CARD PLAY (VCR)
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In record pause mode, this function allows you to review the last few seconds of your
recording to check if it has been recorded properly.
Press and release the c (record review) button.
The camcorder rewinds the tape, plays back the last few seconds,
and returns to record pause mode.
Record Search
CAMERA
PLAY (VCR)
CARD CAMERA
CARD PLAY (VCR)
In record pause mode, this function allows you to play back the tape (forward or
reverse) to locate the point where you wish to begin recording.
Press and hold the REC SEARCH + button (forward) or –
button (reverse).
• Release the button at the point you wish to begin recording.
• The camcorder returns to record pause mode.
❍ Noise may appear on the screen when you play back the tape in reverse.
❍ There will be no sound during Record Review and Record Search.
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Tips for Making Better Videos
Holding the Camcorder
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For maximum stability, grip the camcorder in your right hand and keep your right
elbow pressed against your body. If necessary, support the camcorder with your left
hand. Be careful that your fingers do not touch the microphone or lens.
High-angle Recording
Low-angle Recording
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For More Stability
Lean against a wall
Put the camcorder on a table
Lie on your elbow
Use a tripod
Lighting
When recording outdoors, we recommend
recording with the sun at your back.
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❍ When using a tripod, do not leave the viewfinder exposed to direct sunlight as
it may melt (due to concentration of the light by the lens).
❍ Do not use tripods with fastening screws longer than 5.5 mm as it may
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Playing Back a Tape
When you use the LCD screen for playback, the camcorder plays back the sound via
built-in speaker. The built-in speaker is monaural. Use headphones for stereo sound or
when using the viewfinder for playback.
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Preparations
Connect a power source. Load a cassette.
Playback
1. Set the camcorder to PLAY (VCR)
mode.
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screen facing outward.
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tape.
To fast forward the tape, press the 1
button. To stop playback, press the 3 button.
4. Press the e/a button to begin
playback.
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5. Press the 3 button to stop playback.
❍ If the playback picture is distorted, clean the video heads using a Canon Head
Cleaning Cassette or a commercially available digital video head-cleaning
cassette (
147).
❍ To use the viewfinder, close the LCD panel. The built-in speaker does not
sound. Use headphones when using the viewfinder (
37).
❍ For displaying the date and time during playback, see Displaying the Data Code
(
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Special Playback Modes
Special playback modes (except of playback pause and fast/rewind playback) can only
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1 (fast forward) button
REW
PLAY
FF
STOP
e/a (play/pause)
button
PAUSE SLOW
2
3 (stop) button
e/a (Playback Pause)
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To pause playback, press the e/a button. Press the e/a button to resume playback.
The camcorder goes into stop mode after 5 minutes in playback pause mode.
1 (Fast Forward Playback) / ` (Rewind Playback)
Plays back the tape at 11.5 times normal speed (forward or reverse). Press and hold
the button during normal playback or fast forward.
+/ae (Frame Advance) / –/4a (Frame Reverse)
Plays back frame-by-frame. Press the button repeatedly during playback pause. Press
and hold it to play back continuous frame advance/frame reverse.
SLOW I (Slow Forward)/(Slow Reverse)
Plays back at about 1/3 normal speed. For slow forward playback, press the SLOW M
button. For slow reverse playback, press the – /4a button followed by the SLOW M
button. Press the e (play) button to return to normal playback.
–/4a (Reverse Playback)
Plays back in reverse at normal speed. Press the button during normal playback. Press
the e (play) button return to normal playback. The camcorder goes into stop mode
after 5 minutes in reverse playback pause.
× 2 (Forward× 2 Playback)/(Reverse 2× Playback)
Plays back at 2 times normal speed. Press the button during normal or reverse
playback. Press the e (play) button return to normal playback.
❍ There is no sound during special playback.
❍ The picture may become distorted during some special playback modes.
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Playing Back with the Built-in Speaker/Headphones
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Selector dial
Built-in speaker
H (phones) terminal
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❍ When using the built-in speaker, make sure that “H” is not displayed on the
screen. When using the headphones, make sure that “H” is displayed. Change
the setting as necessary (
69).
❍ The built-in speaker does not sound when “H” is displayed.
❍ Do not connect headphones unless “H” is displayed as it produces noise.
❍ The built-in speaker is monaural. Use headphones for stereo sound.
❍ The setting has to be done separately for each operating mode. Make sure to
change the setting when you have change the operating mode.
Adjusting the Volume
CAMERA
PLAY (VCR)
CARD CAMERA
CARD PLAY (VCR)
Turn the selector dial up to increase the volume, and
down to lower the volume.
• A volume bar appears for 4 seconds.
• You can turn off the volume completely by turning the selector
dial down until [OFF] appears. Turn the selector dial up to increase the volume again.
❍ Sound may become distorted when the volume is turned up too high.
❍ The headphone volume can be adjusted in all operating modes.
❍ The camcorder retains the setting even if you turn it off (separately for
headphones and built-in speaker).
❍ See also Using Headphones during Recording (
69).
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Playing Back on a TV Screen
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You can connect the camcorder to a TV or VCR to play back your recordings on a TV
screen.
❍ Make sure that “H” is not displayed on the screen. If “H” is displayed, change
the setting (
69).
❍ When you use the TV as a monitor during recording, keep the TV volume
turned down as long as the camcorder’s audio terminals are connected. An
unpleasant high-pitched squeal, called feedback, may be produced if sound
from the TV speakers is picked up by the microphone.
For high picture quality, we recommend using a TV with an S (S1) terminal.
TVs with SCART Terminal
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Refer also to the TV or VCR instruction manual.
STV-250N Stereo Video Cable (supplied)
AUDIO AUDIO VIDEO
(R) (L/MONO)
Signal flow
AV
PC-A10 SCART
Adapter
1. Turn off all devices before starting the connections.
2. Connect the PC-A10 SCART Adapter to the TV or VCR’s SCART terminal.
3. Connect the STV-250N Stereo Video Cable to the camcorder’s AV
terminal and the audio/video terminals on the SCART Adapter.
Connect the white plug to the white AUDIO terminal L (left), and the red plug to the
red AUDIO terminal R (right) and the yellow plug to the yellow VIDEO terminal.
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4. If connecting to a TV, set the input selector to VIDEO. If connecting to a
VCR, set the input selector to LINE.
The supplied PC-A10 SCART Adapter is for output only. For analog line-in
recording or analog-digital conversion, please use a SCART Adapter with input
capability (commercially available).
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Refer also to the TV or VCR instruction manual.
INPUT
Signal flow
VIDEO
AUDIO
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S(S1)-VIDEO
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1. Turn off all devices before starting the connections.
2. Connect the S-150 S-video Cable (optional) to the S-video terminals.
3. Connect the STV-250N Stereo Video Cable to the camcorder’s AV
terminal and the audio terminals of the TV/VCR.
Connect the white plug to the white AUDIO terminal L (left), and the red plug to the
red AUDIO terminal R (right). Do not connect the yellow plug.
4. If connecting to a TV, set the input selector to VIDEO. If connecting to a
VCR, set the input selector to LINE.
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TVs with Audio/Video Terminals
Refer also to the TV or VCR instruction manual.
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VIDEO
AUDIO
L
R
Signal flow
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STV-250N Stereo Video Cable (supplied)
1. Turn off all devices before starting the connections.
2. Connect the STV-250N Stereo Video Cable to the camcorder’s AV
terminal and the audio/video terminals on the TV/VCR.
Connect the white plug to the white audio terminal L (left), the red plug to the red
audio terminal R (right) and the yellow plug to the yellow video terminal VIDEO.
3. If connecting to a TV, set the input selector to VIDEO. If connecting to a
VCR, set the input selector to LINE.
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Selecting the Audio Output Channel
You can select the output channels when playing back a tape with audio recorded on
two channels.
CAMERA
(
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PLAY (VCR)
AUDIO SET UP
CARD CAMERA
CARD PLAY (VCR)
OUTPUT CH••••L/R
1. Press the MENU button to open the menu.
2. Turn the selector dial to select [AUDIO SET UP] and
press the selector dial.
4. Turn the selector dial to select a setting option.
• L/R: Stereo: L+R channels, Bilingual: Main+Sub.
• L/L: Stereo: L channel, Bilingual: Main.
• R/R:Stereo: R channel, Bilingual: Sub.
Mastering
the Basics
3. Turn the selector dial to select [OUTPUT CH] and
press the selector dial.
5. Press the MENU button to close the menu.
The setting resets to the L/R setting when you turn the camcorder off.
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Menus and Settings
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Many of the camcorder’s advanced functions are selected from menus that appear on
the screen.
Selecting Menus and Settings
1. Set the camcorder to the correct operating mode.
Using the Full Range
of Features
2. Press the MENU button to open the menu.
3. Turn the selector dial to select a submenu and press
the selector dial.
4. Turn the selector dial to select a menu item and
press the selector dial.
5. Turn the selector dial to select a setting option.
6. Press the MENU button to close the menu.
When setting the white balance or shutter speed, press the
selector dial first before pressing the MENU button.
❍ Pressing the MENU button at any time closes the menu.
❍ Selecting [[ RETURN] takes you back one level.
❍ When the submenu consists of 2 pages, select [NEXT PAGE] to move to the
second page, and [PREV PAGE] to return to the first page.
❍ Items that are not available appear in purple.
❍ You may find it more convenient to use the wireless controller to operate the
menu. Press the MENU button on the wireless controller to open or close the
menu. Use the select buttons in place of the selector dial and press the SET
button in place of pressing the selector dial.
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Menu and Default Settings
Default settings are shown in boldface.
CAMERA Menu (CAM. MENU)
PLAY (VCR)
CAMERA
Submenu
\CARD MIX
Menu Item
MIX TYPE
ANIMAT. TYPE
CARD CAMERA
Setting Options
CARD CHROMA, CARD LUMI.,
CAM. CHROMA, C. ANIMATION
CORNER, STRAIGHT, RANDOM
MIX LEVEL
CAMERA SET UP SHUTTER
VCR SET UP
129
129
129
AUTO, 1/50, 1/120, 1/250, 1/500, 1/1000,
1/2000, 1/4000, 1/8000
OFF, 64×, 320×
78
D. ZOOM
IMAGE S. i
ON, OFF
66
WHITE BAL.
AUTO, SET W, INDOOR T, OUTDOOR U
(FLASH)
AUTO
(AF AST LAMP*)
AUTO, OFF
76
16:9
ON, OFF
49
109
, RED-EYE
28
81
, FLASH ON , FLASH OFF
, CARD
72
PHOTO REC
TAPE
REC MODE
SP, LP
51
AV/PHONES
AV, PHONES H
37
WIND SCREEN
ON, OFF
68
AUDIO MODE
16bit, 12bit
68
H VOLUME
DISPLAY SET UP
SYSTEM
69
BRIGHTNESS
31
LCD MIRROR
ON, OFF
32
TV SCREEN
ON, OFF
139
D/T DISPLAY
ON, OFF
25
LANGUAGE
ENGLISH,
50
DEMO MODE
ON, OFF
50
WL. REMOTE
A1, A2, OFF B
47
BEEP
ON, OFF
49
T.ZONE/DST
See list of time zones
23
D/TIME SET
MY CAMERA
Using the Full Range
of Features
AUDIO SET UP
E
CARD CAMERA
24
SHTR SOUND
PATTERN1, PATTERN2, PATTERN3
48
S-UP SOUND
PATTERN1, PATTERN2, PATTERN3
48
S/STOP SOUND
PATTERN1, PATTERN2, PATTERN3
48
SELF-T SOUND
PATTERN1, PATTERN2, PATTERN3
48
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PLAY (VCR) Menu (VCR MENU)
CAMERA
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Submenu
VCR SET UP
AUDIO SET UP
CARD CAMERA
PLAY (VCR)
Menu Item
REC MODE
CARD CAMERA
Setting Options
SP, LP
AV/PHONES
AV, PHONES H
37
AV \ DV OUT
ON, OFF
93
OUTPUT CH
L/R, L/L, R/R
41
AUDIO DUB.
AUDIO IN, MIC. IN
97
WIND SCREEN
ON, OFF
68
AUDIO MODE
16bit, 12bit
68
12bit AUDIO
STEREO1, STEREO2, MIX/FIXED, MIX/VARI.
98
MIX BALANCE
Using the Full Range
of Features
CARD SET UP
CARD
OPERATIONS
DISPLAY SET UP
SYSTEM
SI QUALITY
98
SUPER FINE, FINE, NORMAL
101
MOVIE SIZE
320 × 240, 160 × 120
102
FILE NOS.
RESET, CONTINUOUS
103
COPY
CANCEL, EXECUTE
131
DISPLAYS
ON, OFF <PLAYBK>
139
6SEC. DATE
ON, OFF
84
DATA CODE
DATE/TIME, CAMERA DATA, CAM. & D/T
84
D/TIME SEL.
DATE, TIME, DATE & TIME
84
LANGUAGE
ENGLISH,
50
WL. REMOTE
A1, A2, OFF B
47
BEEP
ON, OFF
49
T.ZONE/DST
See list of time zones
23
\
BRIGHTNESS
31
D/TIME SET
MY CAMERA
51
24
SHTR SOUND
PATTERN1, PATTERN2, PATTERN3
48
S-UP SOUND
PATTERN1, PATTERN2, PATTERN3
48
S/STOP SOUND
PATTERN1, PATTERN2, PATTERN3
48
SELF-T SOUND
PATTERN1, PATTERN2, PATTERN3
48
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CARD CAMERA Menu (C. CAM. MENU)
CAMERA
PLAY (VCR)
Submenu
Menu Item
CAMERA SET UP SHUTTER
CARD SET UP
VCR SET UP
CARD PLAY (VCR)
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Setting Options
AUTO, 1/50, 1/120, 1/250
78
D.ZOOM
OFF, 60×
28
WHITE BAL.
AUTO, SET W, INDOOR T, OUTDOOR U
80
DRIVE MODE
CONT.
, AEB
106
(FLASH)
AUTO
, RED-EYE
(AF AST LAMP*)
AUTO, OFF
76
FOCUS PRI.
ON, OFF
106
ND
AUTO, OFF
105
, SINGLE
, FLASH ON
, FLASH OFF
SI QUALITY
SUPER FINE, FINE, NORMAL
101
SI SIZE
1280 × 960, 640 × 480
101
MOVIE SIZE
320 × 240, 160 × 120
102
FILE NOS.
RESET, CONTINUOUS
103
AV/PHONES
AV, PHONES H
37
WIND SCREEN
ON, OFF
68
H VOLUME
DISPLAY SET UP
SYSTEM
69
BRIGHTNESS
31
LCD MIRROR
ON, OFF
32
TV SCREEN
ON, OFF
139
D/T DISPLAY
ON, OFF
25
LANGUAGE
ENGLISH,
50
DEMO MODE
ON, OFF
50
WL. REMOTE
A1, A2, OFF B
47
BEEP
ON, OFF
49
T.ZONE/DST
See list of time zones
23
D/TIME SET
MY CAMERA
72
Using the Full Range
of Features
AUDIO SET UP
CARD CAMERA
24
SHTR SOUND
PATTERN1, PATTERN2, PATTERN3
48
S-UP SOUND
PATTERN1, PATTERN2, PATTERN3
48
S/STOP SOUND
PATTERN1, PATTERN2, PATTERN3
48
SELF-T SOUND
PATTERN1, PATTERN2, PATTERN3
48
*MVX150i only
( ): Appears when you connect the optional VFL-1 Video Flash Light and set it to
ON.
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CARD PLAY (VCR) Menu (C.PLAY MENU)
CAMERA
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Submenu
CARD
OPERATIONS
(Single Image
Display)
CARD
OPERATIONS
(Index Screen)
VCR SET UP
Using the Full Range
of Features
DISPLAY SET UP
SYSTEM
MY CAMERA
\
PRINT
CARD CAMERA
PLAY (VCR)
CARD PLAY (VCR)
Menu Item
COPY \
Setting Options
CANCEL, EXECUTE
132
PRINT ORDERS
ALL ERASE
YES, NO
120
IMAGE ERASE
CANCEL, SINGLE, ALL
118
FORMAT
CANCEL, EXECUTE
\
\
PROTECT
133
117
PRINT ORDER
119
REC MODE
SP, LP
51
AV/PHONES
AV, PHONES H
37
BRIGHTNESS
31
DISPLAYS
ON, OFF <PLAYBK>
139
D/TIME SEL.
DATE, TIME, DATE & TIME
84
LANGUAGE
ENGLISH,
50
WL. REMOTE
A1, A2, OFF A
47
BEEP
ON, OFF
49
T.ZONE/DST
See list of time zones
23
D/TIME SET
24
CREATE START-UP IMAGE
135
SEL. S-UP IMG
48
SHTR SOUND
NO IMAGE, CANON LOGO, MY IMAGE1,
MY IMAGE2
PATTERN1, PATTERN2, PATTERN3
48
S-UP SOUND
PATTERN1, PATTERN2, PATTERN3
48
S/STOP SOUND
PATTERN1, PATTERN2, PATTERN3
48
SELF-T SOUND
PATTERN1, PATTERN2, PATTERN3
Appears when connecting a printer with direct print function.
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Changing the Remote Sensor Mode
Two remote sensor modes and an off setting are available to prevent interference
from other Canon wireless controllers being used nearby.
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Turning the Remote Sensor Off
CAMERA
PLAY (VCR)
SYSTEM
(
CARD CAMERA
WL.REMOTE••••
CARD PLAY (VCR)
1
42)
Open the menu and select [SYSTEM]. Select [WL.
REMOTE], set it to [OFF B] and close the menu.
“B“ appears.
Changing the Remote Sensor Mode
CAMERA
42)
SYSTEM
CARD CAMERA
WL.REMOTE••••
CARD PLAY (VCR)
1
Using the Full Range
of Features
(
PLAY (VCR)
1. On the camcorder, open the menu and select
[SYSTEM]. Select [WL. REMOTE], set it to [A 2] and
close the menu.
The selected mode appears for 4 seconds.
2. On the wireless controller, press and hold the
REMOTE SET button. Press the ZOOM T button for
mode 2. Keep the button pressed for over 2 seconds.
If you have set the camcorder to mode 1, press the ZOOM W
AUDIO DUB. PAUSE
SLOW
2
AV INSERT AV DV REMOTE SET
REC
PAUSE
WIRELESS CONTROLLER WL-D79
button for mode 1.
START
/STOP
PHOTO
SELF T. D.EFFECT.
TV SCREEN ON/OFF
W
ZOOM
T
MENU
SET
❍ The wireless controller returns to mode 1 when you
replace the batteries. Change the mode if necessary.
❍ Make sure that camcorder and wireless controller are set to the same mode.
Display the camcorder’s mode by pressing any button on the wireless controller
(except of the REMOTE SET button) and set the wireless controller’s mode to
the same mode. Change the batteries if the wireless controller still does not
work.
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Customizing the Camcorder
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You can personalize your camcorder by customizing the start-up image and the sound
it makes for start-up, shutter, start/stop and self-timer (collectively called the My
Camera settings). You can also create your own start-up image. See Creating a Startup Image (
135).
Changing the My Camera Settings
CAMERA
(
42)
MY CAMERA
PLAY (VCR)
CARD CAMERA
CARD PLAY (VCR)
SHTR SOUND•••PATTERN1
S–UP SOUND•••PATTERN1
S/STOP SOUND•PATTERN1
Using the Full Range
of Features
SELF–T SOUND•PATTERN1
1. Open the menu and select [MY CAMERA].
2. Select the menu item you wish to change.
• When selecting a start-up image (only in CARD PLAY (VCR) mode): [NO IMAGE],
[CANON LOGO], [MY IMAGE1] and [MY IMAGE2] appears.
• When selecting a sound: [PATTERN1], [PATTERN2] and [PATTERN3] appear.
3. Select a setting option and close the menu.
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Other Camcorder Settings
Beep
You will hear a beep upon camcorder operations such as power on/off, start/stop, self-
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timer countdown, automatic shut-off, and unusual conditions of the camcorder. The
beep will not be recorded.
If you turn off the beep, all camcorder sounds including the ones of the My Camera
settings will be turned off.
CAMERA
(
42)
PLAY (VCR)
SYSTEM
CARD CAMERA
CARD PLAY (VCR)
BEEP•••••••••ON
To turn the beep off, open the menu and select [SYSTEM]. Select [BEEP],
set it to [OFF] and close the menu.
Recording in 16:9 (Wide Screen TV Recording)
You can record in the 16:9 format for playback on wide screen TVs.
(
42)
PLAY (VCR)
CAMERA SET UP
CARD CAMERA
CARD PLAY (VCR)
16:9•••••••••OFF
To switch 16:9 on, open the menu and select [CAMERA SET UP]. Select
[16:9], set it to [ON] and close the menu.
Using the Full Range
of Features
CAMERA
”16:9” appears.
❍ The 16:9 mode is an electronically processed effect.
❍ The 16:9 mode cannot be selected in the Easy Recording mode.
❍ The multi-image screen cannot be used when the 16:9 format is selected.
❍ If you play back a 16:9 recording on a normal TV, the image appears vertically
“squashed” (compressed).
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Demonstration Mode
The demonstration mode displays the camcorder’s main features. It starts
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automatically when you leave the camcorder turned on without loading a cassette
and without inserting a memory card for more than 5 minutes. You can also start the
demonstration mode through the menu.
CAMERA
(
42)
PLAY (VCR)
DISPLAY SET UP
CARD CAMERA
CARD PLAY (VCR)
DEMO MODE••••ON
With no cassette and memory card inserted, open the menu and select
[DISPLAY SET UP]. Select [DEMO MODE], set it to [OFF] and close the
menu.
To cancel the demo mode, press any button, turn off the camcorder, load a cassette or
insert a memory card.
Changing the Display Language
Using the Full Range
of Features
The language used in the camcorder displays and menu items can be changed to
Chinese.
To change to Chinese, open the menu and select [DISPLAY SET UP]. Select
[LANGUAGE], set it to [
] and close the menu.
Camcorder displays appear in Chinese.
If you have mistakenly changed the language to Chinese, follow the
next to the menu item to set it back to English.
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Changing the Recording Mode (SP/LP)
You can choose from SP (standard play) and LP (long play). LP extends the tape usage
by 1.5 times.
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❍ Tapes recorded in LP mode cannot be used for audio dubbing (
96) or AV
insert (
94).
❍ Depending on the nature and usage condition of the tape, picture and sound
recorded in LP mode may be distorted. We recommend using the SP mode for
important recordings.
❍ We recommend recording in SP mode if you plan to transfer the images to a
computer.
❍ If you record in both SP and LP modes on the same tape, the playback picture
may become distorted and the time code may not be written correctly.
❍ If you play back a tape that has been recorded in LP mode with another digital
device on this camcorder, or vice versa, picture and sound may become
distorted.
CAMERA
42)
VCR SET UP
CARD CAMERA
CARD PLAY (VCR)
REC MODE•••••SP
To change to LP mode, open the menu and select [VCR SET UP]. Select
[REC MODE], set it to [LP] and close the menu.
Using the Full Range
of Features
(
PLAY (VCR)
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Recording Still Images on the Tape
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You can record still images on the tape. Starting your recording with a still image
allows you to easily locate the beginning of the recording with the Photo Search
function (
85).
You can also record still images on a memory card while recording movies on a tape
(
109).
Open the menu and select [CAMERA SET UP]. Select [PHOTO REC], confirm that
[TAPE }] is selected and close the menu.
PHOTO button
Using the Full Range
of Features
PHOTO button
CAMERA
PLAY (VCR)
CARD CAMERA
CARD PLAY (VCR)
In Record Pause Mode
1. Press the PHOTO button halfway.
• F appears in green. If it does not appear in green, adjust the
focus with the focus ring.
• Exposure is locked.
• Focus can be adjusted manually with the focus ring when the
PHOTO button is pressed halfway.
• When you press the PHOTO button on the wireless controller, recording starts
immediately.
2. Press the PHOTO button fully.
• F disappears.
• The camcorder records the still image for approx. 6 seconds.
During this time, the camcorder displays the still image and
keeps recording the sound.
• The camcorder returns to record pause mode.
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During Recording
1. Press the PHOTO button fully.
• The camcorder records the still image for approx. 6 seconds.
During this time, the camcorder displays the still image and
keeps recording the sound
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• The camcorder returns to record pause mode.
❍ When you turn the POWER switch to OFF while the camcorder is recording the
still image, it will not turn off until recording is complete.
❍ Record still images under sufficient lighting condition (in which you can identify
the subject on the screen).
Using the Full Range
of Features
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Using the Recording Programs
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The camcorder is equipped with the Easy Recording program and several program AE
modes. The availability of functions differs depending on the selected mode.
Availability of Functions in Each Mode:
Position of the
Program Selector
Q
[
Position of the
TAPE/CARD switch
b/
Recording Program
[
Digital Zoom
h
Shutter Speed
Focus
White Balance
*1
Using the Full Range
of Features
×
h
A
h
h
h
h
h
h
h
h
h
A
A
ON
*1
A
h
h
Exposure
Image Stabilizer
b
×
h
h
×
Digital Effects
×
h*2
h
h*2
16:9
×
h
h
×
Card Mix
×
h
h
×
A: Auto setting h: Available ×: Not available
Shaded area: Can be used only when the TAPE/CARD switch is set to b.
*1: MVX150i only.
*2: Only Black and White can be used in CARD CAMERA mode.
Easy Recording Program
The camcorder adjusts focus, exposure and other settings
automatically, allowing you to just point and shoot.
Program AE Modes
Auto
The camcorder adjusts focus, exposure and other settings
automatically. However, you have the option of adjusting the
settings manually.
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Sports
Use this mode to record sports scenes (such as tennis or golf),
moving objects (such as roller coasters) or when recording from a
moving car.
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❍ This mode is set at a high shutter speed and should therefore be used in sufficient
light.
❍ This mode is mainly intended for frame-by-frame or slow playback. The picture may
not appear smooth when played back in normal speed.
Portrait
Use this mode to give accent to your subject by blurring the
background or foreground.
❍ The blur effect increases the more you zoom to telephoto.
❍ This mode is set at a higher shutter speed. The picture may not
appear smooth when played back.
Spotlight
Sand & Snow
Use this mode in bright places such as a sunny beach or ski resort. It
prevents the subject from being underexposed.
Using the Full Range
of Features
Use this mode to record spotlit scenes such as shows, recitals or
fireworks.
❍ The subject may become overexposed in dark surroundings. Check
the image on the screen.
❍ This mode is set at a higher shutter speed. The picture may not appear smooth when
played back.
Low Light
Use this mode to record in dimly lit places. The shutter is fixed at a
slow shutter speed.
❍ Moving subjects may leave a trailing afterimage.
❍ Picture quality may not be as good as in other modes.
❍ The camcorder may have difficulty to focus automatically.
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Night
Use this mode to record in dark places. The shutter speed is
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adjusted automatically. It is useful when recording in places with
changing light conditions (such as in amusement parks).
❍ Night mode cannot be used in CARD CAMERA mode.
❍ 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.
Super Night (CAMERA mode)
Using the Full Range
of Features
In CAMERA mode, use this mode to record in very dark places. The
shutter speed is adjusted automatically. The White LED lights up
automatically illuminating the subject in the centre of the screen,
allowing you to record brightly in colour.
Low Light Plus (CARD CAMERA mode)
In CARD CAMERA mode, use this mode to record in dark places.
The shutter is fixed at a slow shutter speed. The White LED lights up
illuminating the subject in the centre of the screen, allowing you to
record brightly in colour.
❍ The range of the White LED is limited. Check the image on the screen when
recording.
❍ Use this mode for recordings at close range (2m).
❍ 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.
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Selecting the Program AE Mode
CAMERA
PLAY (VCR)
CARD CAMERA
CARD PLAY (VCR)
1. Set the program selector to Q.
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2. Press the selector dial.
A list of the program AE modes appears.
3. Select a mode and press the selector dial.
The symbol of the mode appears on the upper left corner of the
screen.
(Auto) disappears after 4 seconds.
Using the Full Range
of Features
❍ Do not change the mode during recording as the brightness of the image may
change abruptly.
❍ The setting resets to the Auto mode when you switch the program selector to
[.
❍ Bright light in a dark scene may cause a vertical light bar to appear. This is not
a malfunction.
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Using Digital Effects
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You can use the digital effects during recording and playback.
Faders (
59): Begin or end scenes with a fade to or from black.
Effects (
62): Add flavor to your recordings.
Multi-image screen (
64)
Availability of Digital Effects by Operating Modes:
CAMERA
PLAY (VCR)
CARD CAMERA CARD PLAY (VCR)
Movies
Still Images
Faders
h
i
h
i
i
Effects
h
h
h
h*1
i
Multi-image
screen
h*2
h*2
h
i
i
Using the Full Range
of Features
h: Available i: Not available
*1: Black and White only.
*2: Cannot be used in Night and Super Night (MVX150i) mode.
❍ Turn off the digital effect when you do not use it.
Press the DIGITAL EFFECTS button to open the menu. Select [D.EFFECTS |]
and press the ON/OFF button.
❍ The camcorder retains the setting even if you turn it off or change the program
AE mode.
❍ The digital effect turns off if you switch the program selector to [.
❍ Digital effects can be selected but not activated on a blank blue screen
(appears in PLAY (VCR) mode).
❍ Digital effects activated during playback do not change the recording.
❍ Digital effects cannot be used during DV dubbing and photo/date search.
❍ The image quality may be slightly lower with digital effects.
❍ Digital effects can also be set with the wireless controller.
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Faders
Fade Trigger (FADE-T)
The image gradually fades in.
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The image gradually fades out.
Wipe (WIPE)
The image begins as a vertical
line in the centre and
expands sideways until
it fills the whole screen.
The image is wiped off from the
sides of the screen.
Corner Wipe (CORNER)
The image is wiped off from the
corners.
Jump (JUMP)
Using the Full Range
of Features
The image appears from the
corners until it fills the
whole screen.
A small image appears from
the left, jumps into the
centre and enlarges
until it fills the whole
screen.
The image shrinks, jumps from
the centre to the left and
disappears.
Flip (FLIP)
The image flips into the screen.
The image flips out of the screen.
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Puzzle (PUZZLE)
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The image appears in 16 pieces.
The pieces move
around until the
puzzle is solved.
The image is divided into 16
pieces. The pieces move around
and disappear.
Zigzag (ZIGZAG)
The image appears in zigzag
from the top of the
screen.
Using the Full Range
of Features
Black stripes appear in zigzag
from the bottom of the screen
until they cover the whole image.
Beam (BEAM)
The screen turns yellow, forms
a beam that becomes
thinner and the image
appears.
A yellow beam appears in the
centre of the screen and expands
until it covers the whole image.
Tide (TIDE)
The image appears from
both sides like tides.
The image disappears from both
sides like tides.
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Selecting a Fader
CAMERA
PLAY (VCR)
CARD CAMERA
CARD PLAY (VCR)
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1. In CAMERA mode, set the program selector to Q.
2. Press the DIGITAL EFFECTS button.
[D.EFFECTS |], [FADER], [EFFECT] and [MULTI-S] appear.
3. Select [FADER].
4. Select the fader option.
5. Press the DIGITAL EFFECTS button.
The name of the selected fader flashes.
CAMERA mode:
The fader can be activated/deactivated by pressing the ON/OFF button.
Using the Full Range
of Features
6. Fade in: In record pause mode, press the ON/OFF
button and begin recording by pressing the
start/stop button.
Fade out: During recording, press the ON/OFF button
and pause recording by pressing the start/stop button.
PLAY (VCR) mode:
6. Fade in: In playback pause mode, press the ON/OFF
button and begin playback by pressing the e/a
button.
Fade out: During playback, press the ON/OFF button
and pause playback by pressing the e/a button.
The fader can be activated/deactivated by pressing the ON/OFF button.
Faders cannot be selected when Card Mix is activated.
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Effects
Art (ART)
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The image becomes like a paint (solarization).
Black and White (BLK & WHT)
The image becomes black and white.
Sepia (SEPIA)
The image becomes monochrome with a brownish tint.
Mosaic (MOSAIC)
The image is blurred through enlarging the size of some pixels.
Ball (BALL)
Using the Full Range
of Features
The image becomes like a ball.
Cube (CUBE)
The image becomes a cube and rotates.
Wave (WAVE)
Both ends of the image sway in waves.
Colour Masking (COLOR M.)
The image becomes a rhombus surrounded by a masking frame that
changes the colours.
Mirror (MIRROR)
Creates a symmetrical image as if there would be a mirror in the
centre of the screen.
Only Black and White can be used in CARD CAMERA mode.
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Selecting an Effect
CAMERA
PLAY (VCR)
CARD CAMERA
CARD PLAY (VCR)
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1. In CAMERA mode, set the program selector to Q.
2. Press the DIGITAL EFFECTS button.
[D.EFFECTS OFF], [FADER], [EFFECT] and [MULTI-S] appear.
3. Select [EFFECT].
4. Select the effect.
5. Press the DIGITAL EFFECTS button.
The name of the selected effect flashes.
Using the Full Range
of Features
6. Press the ON/OFF button.
• The name of the selected effect stops flashing.
• The effect can be activated/deactivated by pressing the ON/OFF
button.
Selecting an Effect in CARD CAMERA Mode
CAMERA
PLAY (VCR)
CARD CAMERA
CARD PLAY (VCR)
1. Press the DIGITAL EFFECTS button.
“BLK&WHT” flashes.
2. Press the ON/OFF button.
• “BLK&WHT” stops flashing.
• The effect can be activated/deactivated by pressing the ON/OFF
button.
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Using the Multi-Image Screen
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The multi-image screen captures moving subjects in 4, 9 or 16 sequences of still images
with the Image Capture feature and displays them at one time. Sound will be
recorded normally. This feature can be used in CAMERA and PLAY (VCR) mode.
You can choose the transition speed at which to capture the subject from manual, fast
(every 4 frames), moderate (every 6 frames*) or slow (every 8 frames*).
* In Low Light mode: moderate (every 8 frames), slow (every 12 frames).
Selecting the Multi-Image Screen
CAMERA
PLAY (VCR)
CARD CAMERA
1. In CAMERA mode, set the program selector to Q.
2. Press the DIGITAL EFFECTS button.
Using the Full Range
of Features
[D.EFFECTS |], [FADER], [EFFECT] and [MULTI-S] appear.
3. Select [MULTI-S].
[S.SPEED] and [S.SPLIT] appears.
4. Select [S.SPEED].
[MANUAL], [FAST], [MOD.] and [SLOW] appear.
5. Select the transition speed.
6. Select [MULTI-S] again.
[S.SPEED] and [S.SPLIT] appears.
7. Select [S.SPLIT].
[4], [9], [16] settings appear.
8. Select the number of sequences.
9. Press the D.EFFECTS SELECT button.
[MULTI-S] flashes.
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Capturing
10.Press the ON/OFF button.
• MANUAL: Images will be captured each time you press the ON/OFF button. The blue
frame indicating the next sequence disappears after the last image. To cancel the last
captured image, press and hold the ON/OFF button. To cancel the multi-image screen,
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press and release the ON/OFF button.
• FAST, MODERATE, SLOW: The set number of images will be captured at the set speed.
To cancel the multi-image screen, press the ON/OFF button.
11.Press the start/stop button begin recording.
The multi-image screen is recorded on the tape.
Using the Full Range
of Features
❍ The multi-image screen can be operated in record or record pause mode.
❍ You can operate the multi-image screen only in the following playback modes:
- When [S.SPEED] is set to [MANUAL]: Playback pause, slow forward/reverse
playback
- When [S.SPEED] is set to [FAST], [MOD.] or [SLOW]: Playback pause
❍ The multi-image screen cannot be operated in Night and Super Night
(MVX150i) mode.
❍ The multi-image screen cannot be selected when Card Mix is activated.
❍ In PLAY (VCR) mode: Pressing any tape operation button (such as play or
pause), or performing date/photo search cancels the multi-image screen.
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Turning Off the Image Stabilizer
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The image stabilizer allows you to obtain steady recordings even at telephoto. There is
no need to turn off the image stabilizer during normal recording. However, the
camcorder tries to compensate for horizontal movements and you may therefore
decide to turn it off during panning. The image stabilizer cannot be turned off when
the program selector is set to [.
CAMERA
(
42)
PLAY (VCR)
CAMERA SET UP
CARD CAMERA
IMAGE S.
CARD PLAY (VCR)
•••ON
Open the menu and select [CAMERA SET UP]. Select [IMAGE S. i], set it
to [OFF] and close the menu.
Using the Full Range
of Features
i disappears.
❍ We recommend turning off the image stabilizer when you mount the
camcorder on a tripod.
❍ The image stabilizer is designed to compensate a normal degree of camcorder
shake.
❍ The image stabilizer cannot be used in CARD CAMERA mode.
❍ The image stabilizer cannot be used in Low Light mode.
❍ The image stabilizer might not be as effective when recording in dark places
using the Night or Super Night (MVX150i) mode.
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Recording With the Self-Timer
CAMERA
PLAY (VCR)
CARD CAMERA
CARD PLAY (VCR)
PHOTO button
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PHOTO
button
Start/stop button
SELF T. button
(self-timer)
button
1. Press the
“
Start/stop button
(self-timer) button.
” appears.
2. Press the start/stop button.
The camcorder starts recording after a 10-second countdown
(2 seconds when using the wireless controller). The count down
appears on the screen.
3. Press the start/stop button to stop recording.
Using the Full Range
of Features
When recording movies
The camcorder returns to record pause mode.
When recording still images
2. Press the PHOTO button.
• The camcorder starts recording after a 10-second countdown
(2 seconds when using the wireless controller). The count down
appears on the screen.
• F appears in green when recording begins.
• The camcorder records the still image for approx. 6 seconds and returns to record pause
mode (in CARD CAMERA mode, it displays the still image when recording is complete).
❍ To cancel the self-timer, press the
(self-timer) button.
To cancel the self-timer once the countdown has begun, press the start/stop
button (when recording movies) or PHOTO button (when recording still images).
❍ The self-timer will be canceled when you turn off the camcorder.
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Audio Recording
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Changing the Audio Mode
You can record sound in two audio modes—16-bit and 12-bit. The 12-bit mode records
sound on two channels (stereo 1), leaving 2 channels free (stereo 2) for adding new
sound later. Select the 16-bit mode for higher sound quality.
CAMERA
(
42)
CARD CAMERA
PLAY (VCR)
AUDIO SET UP
CARD PLAY (VCR)
AUDIO MODE•••12bit
Open the menu and select [AUDIO SET UP]. Select [AUDIO MODE], set it to
[16bit] and close the menu.
“16bit” appears for approximately 4 seconds.
For adding new sound, see Audio Dubbing (
96).
Using the Full Range
of Features
Recording with an External Microphone
You can use an external microphone for
recording. Almost all stereo microphones with
a plug diameter of 3.5 mm can be connected
to the MIC terminal. Use a microphone with a
built-in power supply (condenser
microphone).
❍ The audio level differs from that of the built-in microphone.
❍ Be careful with long microphones as they may appear in the picture.
❍ See also Using the DM-50 Microphone (
74).
❍ Do not use a microphone cable longer than 3 m to avoid electromagnetic
interference.
Wind Screen
You can reduce the wind noise when recording in windy places.
CAMERA
(
42)
PLAY (VCR)
AUDIO SET UP
CARD CAMERA
CARD PLAY (VCR)
WIND SCREEN••OFF
Open the menu and select [AUDIO SET UP]. Select [WIND SCREEN], set it
to [ON] and close the menu.
“WS ON” appears when you turn the wind screen on.
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❍ Low sound may be reduced together with the wind noise. We recommend
turning off the wind screen for normal recordings.
❍ The wind screen function cannot be turned on/off during recording.
❍ The wind screen function can also be used for audio dubbing (when [AUDIO
DUB.] is set to [MIC. IN] in the [AUDIO SET UP] submenu).
❍ The wind screen function cannot be used when an external microphone is
connected to the MIC terminal or when the DM-50 Microphone is attached to
the advanced accessory shoe.
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Using Headphones during Recording
You can use headphones to monitor the sound during recording.
When using headphones, make sure that “H” is displayed. If “H” is not displayed
change the setting following the procedure below.
Switching the AV/Headphones Terminal
CAMERA
(
42)
PLAY (VCR)
CARD CAMERA
CARD PLAY (VCR)
AV/PHONES••••AV
VCR SET UP
Adjusting the Headphone Volume
CAMERA
(
42)
PLAY (VCR)
AUDIO SET UP
CARD CAMERA
CARD PLAY (VCR)
Using the Full Range
of Features
Open the menu and select [VCR SET UP]. Select [AV/PHONES], set it to [AV]
or [PHONES H ] and close the menu.
HVOLUME•••••
Open the menu and select [AUDIO SET UP]. Select [ H VOLUME], adjust
the volume with the selector dial and close the menu.
You can turn off the volume completely by turning the selector dial down until [OFF]
appears. Turn the selector dial up to increase the volume again.
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Using the VL-3 Video Light (Optional)
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This video light enables you to record brightly in colour even in dark places. This VL-3
Video Light attaches to the camcorder’s
advanced accessory shoe for cable-free
operation and is powered by the camcorder’s power supply.
Refer also to the VL-3 Video Light instruction manual.
❍ Always turn off the camcorder before attaching/removing the video light.
❍ Do not touch or place flammable material or plastic close to the lamp or the
surrounding parts during or immediately after use; they become very hot.
❍ Do not look directly at the lamp while the video light is on.
❍ Do not carry the camcorder by the video light.
1. Remove the accessory shoe cover.
q
2. Slide the video light into the
accessory shoe until it clicks.
3. Tighten the shoe lock.
LOCK
Using the Full Range
of Features
Be careful that the video light does not come
off when tightening the shoe lock.
w
4. Set the camcorder to CAMERA or
CARD CAMERA mode.
5. Set the video light’s power switch to
AUTO or ON.
•
(Connection) appears.
• ON: The video light stays on.
• AUTO: The video light turns on and off
automatically.
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LO
CK
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Using the VFL-1 Video Flash Light (Optional)
The VFL-1 Video Flash Light allows you to record still images and movies even at night
or in dark places. This video flash light attaches to the camcorder’s
advanced
accessory shoe for cable-free operation and is powered by the camcorder’s power
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supply.
Using it as video light, you can set it to turn on and off automatically according to the
surrounding brightness. Using it as flash, you can set it to fire automatically according
to the brightness of the subject and the settings of the camcorder, or to fire a preflash to reduce the red-eye effect.
Refer also to the VFL-1 Video Flash Light instruction manual.
❍ Always turn off the camcorder before attaching/removing the video flash light.
❍ Do not carry the camcorder by the video flash light.
Attaching the Video Flash Light
1. Remove the accessory shoe cover.
q
2. Slide the video flash light into the
accessory shoe until it clicks.
Using the Full Range
of Features
3. Tighten the shoe lock.
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Be careful that the video flash light does not
come off when tightening the shoe lock.
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Using the Video Flash Light as Flash
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Selecting the Flash Mode
CAMERA
(
42)
PLAY (VCR)
CAMERA SET UP
CARD CAMERA
CARD PLAY (VCR)
FLASH••••••AUTO
1. Set the camcorder to CAMERA or CARD CAMERA mode.
2. Set the video flash light’s POWER switch to
ON.
Using the Full Range
of Features
3. Open the menu and select [CAMERA SET UP]. Select [FLASH], select a
setting option and close the menu.
• AUTO : The flash fires automatically according to the brightness of the subject.
• RED-EYE : The flash fires automatically according to the brightness of the subject,
and fires a pre-flash for red-eye reduction.
• FLASH ON : The flash always fires.
• FLASH OFF : The flash does not fire. Use this setting in places where flash
photography is prohibited.
• The symbol of the selected flash mode appears on the screen. “ ” disappears after
4 seconds.
Recording a Still Image with Flash
1. Press the PHOTO button halfway.
F appears in green.
2. Press the PHOTO button fully.
The flash fires and the still image shown on the screen will be recorded.
❍ Do not fire the flash close to people’s eyes.
❍ Do not fire the flash at persons while they are driving.
❍ Do not fire the flash with the flash bulb covered with your hand.
❍ The practical range of the flash is approx. 1 to 5.5 m. The range depends upon
the recording condition.
❍ The camcorder fires a pre-flash to obtain the subject’s exposure data and
adjusts the main flash to the optimal intensity (flash exposure compensation).
When [RED-EYE ] is set, the pre-flash fires between the flash for red-eye
reduction and the main firing (the main firing takes place about 1 second after
the flash for red-eye reduction).
❍ The effect of flash photography may not be obtained in bright places.
❍ For the red-eye reduction mode to be effective, the subject needs to look at
the flash. The degree of reduction depends upon the distance and on each
individual.
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❍ The red-eye reduction mode cannot be used in stitch assist mode.
❍ The flash cannot be used in Night and Super Night (MVX150i) mode.
❍ The flash will not fire in the following cases:
- When you press the EXP button in [AUTO ] or [RED-EYE ] mode.
- When a shutter speed of 1/2000 or faster is set in CAMERA mode (the flash
mark appears in purple). However, if [FLASH ON ] is selected, the display
of the selected shutter speed flashes in purple for 4 seconds and the shutter
speed becomes set to 1/1000; the flash fires.
- When an abnormality occurs during charging (the flash mark flashes in red).
- When the multi-image screen is selected or when you are recording movies
onto a tape (no flash mark appears).
- When the flash mark does not appear in green when you press the PHOTO
button. Set it to [FLASH ON ] if necessary.
❍ When the flash is fired with an accessory such as an optional tele-converter
attached to the camcorder, its shadow may be recorded.
❍ An image recorded with flash may flicker when played back on a different
device.
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Using the Video Flash Light as Video Light
CAMERA
PLAY (VCR)
CARD CAMERA
CARD PLAY (VCR)
2. Set the video flash light’s POWER switch to
AUTO or
ON.
•
(Connection) appears.
• ON: The video light stays on.
• AUTO: The video light turns on and off automatically.
Using the Full Range
of Features
1. Set the camcorder to CAMERA or CARD CAMERA mode.
❍ Do not touch or place flammable material or plastic close to the lamp or the
surrounding parts during or immediately after use; they become very hot.
❍ Do not look directly at the lamp while the video light is on.
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Using the DM-50 Microphone (Optional)
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The high sensitive Directional Stereo Microphone DM-50 attaches to the
advanced accessory shoe for cable-free operation and is powered by the camcorder’s
power supply. Use it for recording or dubbing audio.
Refer also to the DM-50 Microphone instruction manual.
❍ Always turn the camcorder off before attaching/removing the microphone.
❍ Do not connect any microphone to the MIC terminal when the DM-50
Microphone is connected.
❍ Do not carry the camcorder by the microphone.
1. Remove the accessory shoe cover.
2. Slide the microphone into the
accessory shoe until it clicks.
q
3. Tighten the shoe lock.
Using the Full Range
of Features
Be careful that the microphone does not
come off when tightening the shoe lock.
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4. Set the camcorder to CAMERA or
CARD CAMERA mode.
r
(Connection) appears.
5. Set the microphone’s directivity
switch.
• SHOTGUN: For recording clear sound from
the front (monaural).
• STEREO 1: For recording sound from the
front and surrounding area.
• STEREO 2: For recording surrounding
sound in a wider range than in
STEREO 1.
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Adjusting the Focus Manually
Autofocus may not work well on the following subjects:
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Reflective surfaces
Subjects with
low contrast
(e.g. White Wall)
Fast Moving Subjects
Horizontal Stripes
Through dirty or
wet windows
Different Distances
Dark Subjects
Night Scenes
CAMERA
PLAY (VCR)
CARD CAMERA
CARD PLAY (VCR)
1. Set the program selector to Q.
When you operate the zoom after adjusting the focus, the
subject may not stay in focus. Adjust the zoom before the focus.
Using the Full Range
of Features
2. Adjust the zoom.
3. Press the FOCUS button.
“MF” appears.
4. Turn the focus ring to adjust the focus.
• Turn the focus ring up or down until the image appears
focused.
5. Press the FOCUS button to return to autofocus.
The setting resets to autofocus when you switch the program selector to [.
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Infinity Focus
Use this function when you wish to focus on faraway subjects such as mountains or
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fireworks.
Press the focus button more than 3 seconds in step 3.
“MF ∞” appears. When you operate the zoom or turn the focus ring, “∞” disappears and
the camcorder changes to manual focus.
AF-Assist Lamp (Optional VFL-1 Attached)
When you attach the VFL-1 Video Flash Light to the camcorder and set it to fire a flash
(
72), the AF-assist lamp (White LED) illuminates the subject in the centre of the
screen to enable the camcorder to focus in dark places.
*
CAMERA
PLAY (VCR)
CARD PLAY (VCR)
CARD CAMERA
*[FOCUS PRI.] set to [ON]
When you press the PHOTO button halfway, the AF-assist lamp turns on
automatically responding to the surrounding brightness.
*
Using the Full Range
of Features
CAMERA
PLAY (VCR)
CARD CAMERA
CARD PLAY (VCR)
*[FOCUS PRI.] set to [OFF]
When you press the PHOTO button halfway and turn the focus ring, the
AF-assist lamp turns on responding to the surrounding brightness.
❍ The camcorder may not be able to focus even though the AF-assist lamp is
lighting. In such case, adjust the focus manually.
❍ The AF-assist lamp lights up brightly. Consider turning off the AF-assist lamp in
public places such as in restaurants or theaters.
❍ Turn off the AF-assist lamp in places where flash photography is prohibited.
Turning Off the AF-Assist Lamp
CAMERA
(
42)
PLAY (VCR)
CAMERA SET UP
CARD CAMERA
CARD PLAY (VCR)
AF AST LAMP••AUTO
To turn off the AF-assist lamp, open the menu and select [CAMERA SET
UP]. Select [AF AST LAMP], set it to [OFF] and close the menu.
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Adjusting Exposure Manually
Exposure Lock
You can lock the exposure when recording in situations where the lighting may
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change suddenly to control the brightness of the image.
CAMERA
PLAY (VCR)
CARD CAMERA
CARD PLAY (VCR)
1. Set the program selector to Q.
2. Press the EXP button.
• “E.LOCK ±0” appears on the screen.
• When you operate the zoom, the brightness of the image may
change.
Exposure Adjustment
CAMERA
PLAY (VCR)
CARD CAMERA
CARD PLAY (VCR)
Turn the selector dial to adjust the brightness of the
image.
Using the Full Range
of Features
When the exposure is locked, you can adjust it manually to handle difficult lighting
conditions. The camcorder’s iris can be set to any position from fully closed to fully
open.
• To make the image brighter, turn the selector dial up (to a
maximum of +11).
• To make the image darker, turn the selector dial down (to a minimum of –11).
Press the EXP button to return to auto exposure.
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Setting the Shutter Speed
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In the
(Auto) mode, you can adjust the shutter speed manually to make stable
shots of fast moving subjects.
CAMERA
(
42)
PLAY (VCR)
CAMERA SET UP
CARD CAMERA
CARD PLAY (VCR)
SHUTTER••••••AUTO
1. Set the program selector to Q.
2. Set the program AE mode to the [
AUTO] mode.
3. Open the menu and select [CAMERA SET UP].
4. Select [SHUTTER].
Using the Full Range
of Features
5. Select the shutter speed and press the selector dial.
CAMERA Mode
CARD CAMERA Mode
AUTO
1/50
1/120
1/250
1/500
1/1000
1/2000
1/4000
1/8000
AUTO
1/50
1/120
1/250
6. Close the menu.
❍ Do not point the camcorder directly at the sun when the shutter speed is set to
1/1000 or higher.
❍ The image may flicker when recording with high shutter speeds.
❍ The setting resets to the auto setting when you switch the program selector to
[, or change the program AE mode.
❍ If the shutter speed is set to 1/500 or higher in CAMERA mode and you switch
to CARD CAMERA mode, it automatically changes to 1/250.
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❍ Guidelines for Recording with High Shutter Speeds:
- Outdoor sports such as golf or tennis: 1/8000, 1/4000,
1/2000
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- Moving objects such as cars or roller coasters: 1/1000,
1/500 or 1/250
- Indoor sports such as basketball: 1/120
Using the Full Range
of Features
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Setting the White Balance
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The camcorder’s auto white balance system adjusts the colours to appear natural for
different lighting conditions. However, you can use the preset modes to reproduce
colours more accurately, or set a custom white balance to obtain the optimal setting.
Zoom lever
Program selector
White sheet
or paper
Using the Full Range
of Features
Selector dial
MENU button
❍ When the program selector is set to [, white balance is preset to [AUTO].
Indoor, outdoor and custom white balance cannot be selected.
❍ The camcorder retains the setting even if you turn it off.
❍ When you have set the custom white balance:
- Reset the white balance when the lighting condition changes.
- Turn off the digital zoom.
❍ Setting the white balance manually may provide better results in the following
cases:
- Changing lighting conditions
- Close-ups
- Subjects in a single colour (sky, sea or forest)
- Under mercury lamps or certain types of fluorescent lights
❍ Use the T Indoor or U Outdoor mode in the following cases:
T Indoor:
- Changing lighting condition
- Under video light
- Under sodium lamps
U Outdoor:
- For night scenes or fireworks
- Sunrise or sunset
* Use the auto setting for normal outdoor scenes.
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PLAY (VCR)
CAMERA SET UP
CARD CAMERA
CARD PLAY (VCR)
WHITE BAL.•••AUTO
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For T (Indoor) or U (Outdoor) Setting:
1. Set the program selector to Q.
2. Open the menu and select [CAMERA SET UP].
3. Select [WHITE BAL.].
4. Select [INDOOR T] or [OUTDOOR U].
“T” or “U” appears.
5. Close the menu.
For Custom White Balance:
1. Set the program selector to Q.
2. Open the menu and select [CAMERA SET UP].
3. Select [WHITE BAL.].
• W flashes and stops flashing when settings is complete.
• Depending on the light source, W may keep flashing. The result will still be better
than with the auto setting.
5. Close the menu.
Using the Full Range
of Features
4. Point the camcorder at a white object (such as a sheet of paper), zoom
in until it fills the whole screen and select [SET W].
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Magnifying the Image
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The playback image can be magnified up to 5 times.
CAMERA
PLAY (VCR)
CARD CAMERA
CARD PLAY (VCR)
1. Move the zoom lever toward T.
• The image is magnified by 2 times.
• To further enlarge the image, move the zoom lever toward T.
To shrink the image below 2 times magnification, move the
zoom lever toward W.
• A frame appears indicating the position of the enlarged part.
2. Move the image.
• Turn the selector dial to move the image to the right and left,
or up and down. Pressing the selector dial switches between
the directions.
• To cancel the magnification, move the zoom lever toward W until the frame
Using the Full Range
of Features
disappears.
Movies played back from a memory card cannot be magnified.
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Displaying the Data Code
Once date and time are set, the camcorder maintains a data code containing
recording date and time and other camera data such as shutter speed and exposure
(f-stop). Only date and time appear when playing back a memory card.
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MENU button
Select
buttons
MENU button
DATA CODE
button
DATA CODE
button
Selector dial
Available Data Code Combinations (in PLAY (VCR) mode):
DATA CODE
(tape only)
Date/Time
D/TIME SEL.
Date/Time &
Camera data
1.JAN.2003
F1.8
1/250
F1.8
1/250
1.JAN.2003
12:00:00 PM
F1.8
1/250
F1.8
1/250
12:00:00 PM
12:00 PM
1.JAN.2003
F1.8
1/250
F1.8
1/250
12:00 PM
1.JAN.2003
Date
Time
Date & Time
Camera data
Using the Full Range
of Features
❍ The data code display turns off when you turn the camcorder off.
❍ The data code may not be displayed if a recording made with this camcorder is
played back on a different digital camcorder.
❍ The data code cannot be displayed in frame advance/reverse playback. Camera
data may not appear in some special playback modes.
❍ When the TV screen displays are hidden (
139), the displays still appear on
the LCD screen. If you turn on the data code, displays other than the data
code will disappear from the LCD screen.
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Selecting the Date/Time Display Combination
CAMERA
PLAY (VCR)
CARD CAMERA
CARD PLAY (VCR)
E
(
42)
DISPLAY SET UP
D/TIME SEL.••DATE & TIME
Open the menu and select [DISPLAY SET UP]. Select [D/TIME SEL.], set it to
[DATE] or [TIME] and close the menu.
Selecting the Data Code Display Combination
CAMERA
(
42)
PLAY (VCR)
DISPLAY SET UP
CARD CAMERA
CARD PLAY (VCR)
DATA CODE••••DATE/TIME
Open the menu and select [DISPLAY SET UP]. Select [DATA CODE], set it to
[CAMERA DATA] or [CAM. & D/T] and close the menu.
Using the Full Range
of Features
Displaying the Data Code
CAMERA
PLAY (VCR)
CARD CAMERA
CARD PLAY (VCR)
Press the DATA CODE button.
Only date and time appear in CARD PLAY (VCR) mode.
Six-Second Auto Date
Date and time appear for 6 seconds when you begin playback, or to indicate that date
or time zone has changed.
CAMERA
(
42)
PLAY (VCR)
DISPLAY SET UP
CARD CAMERA
CARD PLAY (VCR)
6SEC.DATE••••OFF
Open the menu and select [DISPLAY SET UP]. Select [6SEC.DATE], set it to
[ON] and close the menu.
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Photo Search/Date Search
You can search for a still image recorded
SEARCH SELECT button
anywhere on the tape with the photo search
function, or locate the change of the
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Search buttons
date/time zone with the date search function.
STOP 3 button
CAMERA
PLAY (VCR)
CARD CAMERA
1. Press the SEARCH SELECT button to choose between
photo search and date search.
“PHOTO SEARCH” or “DATE SEARCH” appears.
2. Press the + or - button to begin searching.
INDEX SLIDE SHOW
CARD
DATA CODE SEARCH SELECT
ZERO SET
MEMORY REW
PLAY
12bit
AUDIO OUT
STOP
INDEX SLIDE SHOW
FF
CARD
DATA CODE SEARCH SELECT
ZERO SET
MEMORY REW
PLAY
12bit
AUDIO OUT
STOP
FF
Using the Full Range
of Features
• Press the + button to search forward and the - button to
search backward.
• Press more than once to search for further still images or date
changes (up to 10 times).
• Press the + or - button to change the search direction.
• Press the 3 (stop) button stop searching.
CARD PLAY (VCR)
❍ Photo search: A still image recorded very close to the point you start the search
may not be detected.
❍ Date search: A recording of longer than a minute per date/area is required.
❍ Date search: Playback may start slightly before or after the date change.
❍ Date search may not function if the data code is not correctly displayed.
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Returning to a Pre-marked Position
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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
REW ` button
when you rewind/fast forward the tape.
PLAY e button
FF 1 button
CAMERA
PLAY (VCR)
ZERO SET
MEMORY
button
CARD CAMERA
1. Press the ZERO SET MEMORY button at the point
you wish to return to later.
• “0:00:00 ” appears.
• To cancel, press the ZERO SET MEMORY button again.
STOP 3 button
CARD PLAY (VCR)
INDEX SLIDE SHOW
CARD
DATA CODE SEARCH SELECT
ZERO SET
MEMORY REW
PLAY
12bit
AUDIO OUT
STOP
FF
Using the Full Range
of Features
2. When you have finished playback, fast forward or
rewind the tape.
• “RTN 1” or “` RTN” appears.
• The tape stops automatically at “0:00:00”.
• The tape counter changes to time code.
❍ Time code and tape counter display may not match accurately.
❍ The zero set memory may not function correctly when blank sections exist on
the tape.
❍ If you remove the tape, the zero set memory is cancelled and the counter
display shows the time code.
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Recording to a VCR or Digital Video Device
You can copy your recordings by connecting the camcorder to a VCR or a digital video
device. If you connect a digital video device, you can copy recordings with virtually no
generation loss in image and sound quality.
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When connecting a VCR:
❍ Make sure that “H” is not displayed on the screen. If “H” is displayed, change
the setting (
69).
❍ The quality of the edited tape will be slightly lower than that of the original.
When connecting a digital video device:
❍ You can connect only one device to the camcorder with the DV cable.
❍ Blank sections may be recorded as anomalous picture.
❍ If the picture does not appear, reconnect the DV cable or turn the camcorder
off and back on again.
Example: Recording to a VCR
CAMERA
CARD CAMERA
PLAY (VCR)
CARD CAMERA
1. Connect the camcorder to the VCR.
See Playing Back on a TV Screen (
38).
2. Set the camcorder to PLAY (VCR) mode and load a recorded cassette.
3. Connected device: Load a blank cassette and set the device to record
pause mode.
Editing
4. Locate the scene you wish to copy and pause playback shortly before
the scene.
5. Play back the tape.
6. Connected device: Begin recording when the scene you wish to copy
appears. Stop recording when copying is complete.
7. Stop playback.
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Connecting a Digital Video Device
Refer also to the instruction manual of the digital video device.
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Side with an arrow
Signal flow
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4 pin - 4 pin: CV-150F DV Cable (optional)
4 pin - 6 pin: CV-250F DV Cable (optional)
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Recording from Analog Video
Devices (VCR, TV or Camcorder)
You can record videos or TV programs from a VCR or analog camcorder on the tape in
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the camcorder.
❍ Anomalous signals sent from the connected device may be recorded as
anomalous picture (although it may not appear so on the screen), or it may not
be recorded at all.
❍ You cannot record from tapes with copyright protective signals.
❍ Headphones cannot be used during analog line-in recording. If the
AV/headphones terminal set to [PHONES H], it will automatically switch to [AV].
❍ When connecting to a TV/video with SCART terminal, use a SCART adapter
with input capability (commercially available). The supplied SCART Adapter
PC-A10 is for output only.
CAMERA
CARD CAMERA
PLAY (VCR)
CARD CAMERA
1. Connect the camcorder to the analog video device.
See Playing Back on a TV Screen (
38).
2. Set the camcorder to PLAY (VCR) mode and load a blank cassette.
3. Connected device: Load the recorded cassette.
4. Press the REC PAUSE button.
5. Connected device: Play back the tape.
Editing
In record pause mode and during recording, you can check the
picture on the screen.
6. Press the e/a button when the scene you wish to
record appears.
7. Press the 3 button to stop recording.
• Press the e/ a button to pause recording.
• Press the e/ a button again to restart recording.
8. Connected device: Stop playback.
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Recording from Digital Video
Devices (DV Dubbing)
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You can record from other digital video devices equipped with a DV terminal with
virtually no loss in picture and sound quality.
❍ When recording from digital video devices, make sure that “AV \ DV” is not
displayed on the screen. If “AV \ DV” is displayed, change the setting
(
93).
❍ Anomalous signals sent from the connected device may be recorded as
anomalous picture (although it may not appear so on the screen), or it may not
be recorded at all.
❍ Copyright protected signals cannot be recorded.
❍ Blank sections may be recorded as anomalous picture.
❍ If the picture does not appear, reconnect the DV cable or turn the camcorder
off and back on again.
❍ You can connect only one device with the DV cable.
❍ You can use the camcorder for playback and recording without reconnecting
the DV cable.
CAMERA
CARD CAMERA
PLAY (VCR)
CARD CAMERA
1. Connect the camcorder to the digital video device.
Editing
See Connecting a Digital Video Device (
88).
2. Set the camcorder to PLAY (VCR) mode and load a blank cassette.
“DV IN” appears.
3. Connected device: Load the recorded cassette.
4. Press the REC PAUSE button.
In record pause mode and during recording, you can check the
picture on the screen.
5. Connected Device: Play back the tape.
6. Press the e/a button when the scene you wish to
record appears.
7. Press the 3 button to stop recording.
• Press the e/ a button to pause recording.
• Press the e/ a button again to restart recording.
8. Connected Device: Stop playback.
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Concerning Copyright
Copyright Precaution
Certain pre-recorded video tapes, films and other materials, as well as some television
programmes are copyrighted. Unauthorised recording of these materials may violate
copyright protection laws.
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Copyright Signals
During playback: If you try to play back a tape that contains copyright control signals
for protection of software, “COPYRIGHT PROTECTED PLAYBACK IS RESTRICTED”
appears for a few seconds and the camcorder displays a blank blue screen. You cannot
playback the contents of the tape.
During recording: If you try to record from software that contains copyright control
signals for protection of software, “COPYRIGHT PROTECTED DUBBING RESTRICTED”
appears. You cannot record the contents of the software.
You cannot record copyright protection signals to a tape using this camcorder.
Editing
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Converting Analog Signals into Digital
Signals (Analog-Digital Converter)
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By connecting the camcorder to a VCR or 8mm video camcorder, you can convert
analog video/audio signals to digital signals and output the digital signals via the DV
terminal. The DV terminal serves as output terminal only.
❍ Headphones cannot be used during analog-digital conversion.
❍ Unload the tape from the camcorder.
❍ Turn off all devices before starting the connections.
❍ Depending on the signal sent from the connected device, the conversion from
analog to digital signals might not work properly (e.g., signals that include
copyright protective signals or anomalous signals such as ghost signals).
❍ When connecting to a TV/video with SCART terminal, use a SCART adapter
with input capability (commercially available). The supplied SCART Adapter
PC-A10 is for output only.
We recommend powering the camcorder from a household power source.
Connecting the Devices
This illustration shows how to connect using a S-video cable. You can also connect the
yellow plug of the stereo video cable to the VIDEO terminal. Refer also to the
instruction manual of the connected device.
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OUTPUT
Signal flow
S(S1)-VIDEO
S-150 S-video Cable
(optional)
VIDEO
L
Signal flow
AUDIO
R
STV-250N Stereo Video
Cable (supplied)
DV
Signal flow
4 pin - 4 pin: CV-150F DV Cable (optional)
4 pin - 6 pin: CV-250F DV Cable (optional)
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Turning On the Analog-Digital Converter
CAMERA
PLAY (VCR)
CARD CAMERA
CARD CAMERA
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Press the AV \ DV button on the wireless controller.
OR
(
42)
VCR SET UP
AV DV OUT••••OFF
Open the menu and select [VCR SET UP]. Select [AV\DV OUT], set it to
[ON] and close the menu.
❍ For normal use, set [AV \DV OUT] to [OFF] (so that “AV \DV” does not
appear on the screen). If it is set to [ON], digital signals cannot be input via the
camcorder’s DV terminal.
❍ Depending on the software and the specifications of your computer, you may
not be able to transfer converted signals via the DV terminal.
Editing
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Replacing Existing Scenes (AV Insert)
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You can insert and replace images/audio on the tape of the camcorder with
images/audio from other video devices connected via AV terminal or DV terminal.
Scene to be inserted
Playback tape
Insert start
Insert end
Tape in the
camcorder
before inserting
Tape in the
camcorder after
inserting
Editing
Inserted scene
❍ You cannot insert from a TV program when the synchronized signals are
distorted.
Camcorder:
❍ Use only tapes recorded in SP mode.
❍ AV insert will stop if the camcorder detects a blank section or a section not
recorded in SP mode on the tape.
Connected device:
❍ Use only tapes without blank sections.
❍ AV insert may not work correctly if the tape has a blank section or changes in
the recording mode.
❍ AV insert cannot be performed when the quality of the recording is poor, or
during special playback such as fast forward, rewind, playback pause, slow
playback etc.
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Example: AV Insert from a VCR
CAMERA
CARD CAMERA
PLAY (VCR)
CARD CAMERA
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1. Connect the camcorder to the VCR.
See Playing Back on a TV Screen (
38).
2. VCR: Load a recorded cassette. Locate the scene you wish to insert and
pause playback shortly before the scene.
3. Set the camcorder to PLAY (VCR) mode and load a recorded cassette.
Make sure the tape-protect switch is set to allow recording.
4. Locate the scene you wish to replace and pause playback shortly before
the scene.
You can use the playback buttons on the camcorder or the special playback buttons on
the wireless controller.
5. Press the AV INSERT button on the wireless
controller.
12bit
AUDIO OUT
STOP
AUDIO DUB. PAUSE
SLOW
2
AV INSERT AV DV REMOTE SET
“AV INSERT” and “2a” appear.
REC
PAUSE
6. VCR: Play back the tape.
7. Press the PAUSE a button on the wireless controller
when the scene you wish to insert appears.
ZERO SET
MEMORY REW
PLAY
12bit
AUDIO OUT
STOP
AUDIO DUB. PAUSE
FF
SLOW
2
AV INSERT AV DV REMOTE SET
Press the PAUSE a button on the wireless controller to pause
inserting.
ZERO SET
MEMORY REW
PLAY
12bit
AUDIO OUT
STOP
AUDIO DUB. PAUSE
SLOW
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8. Press the STOP 3 button on the wireless controller
to stop inserting.
FF
2
AV INSERT AV DV REMOTE SET
9. VCR: Stop playback.
Set the zero set memory at the end of the scene you wish to replace. The
camcorder will automatically stop AV insert at that point.
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Audio Dubbing
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You can add sound from audio devices (AUDIO IN) or with the built-in or an external
microphone (MIC. IN).
❍ Use only tapes recorded in SP mode 12-bit audio sound with this camcorder.
Audio dubbing will stop if the tape has a blank section or a section recorded in
LP mode, 16-bit or 12-bit 4-channel sound. In above case, create a copy in SP
mode 12-bit audio sound using the analog line-in function.
❍ Do not connect/disconnect any cable to/from the camcorder while dubbing.
❍ You cannot use the DV terminal for audio dubbing.
❍ If you add sound to a tape not recorded with this camcorder, sound quality
may decrease.
❍ Sound quality may decrease when you add sound to the same scene for more
than 3 times.
Editing
Connecting an Audio Device
AV
Signal flow
STV-250N Stereo Video Cable
(supplied)
L
R
You can monitor the picture on the LCD screen or a TV connected via the
S-video terminal, and check the sound with the built-in speaker.
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Using a Microphone
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MIC
❍ When using the built-in microphone: Do not connect any cables to the
microphone terminal or the accessory shoe.
❍ When using an external microphone: Connect it to the microphone terminal.
❍ When using the DM-50 Microphone: Do not connect any cables to the
microphone terminal.
❍ When you connect a TV via the S-video terminal, you can check the picture on
the TV screen and the sound with headphones connected to the camcorder.
When you connect a TV via the AV terminal, you can check the picture on the
TV screen but you cannot check the sound with headphones.
Dubbing
CAMERA
(
42)
PLAY (VCR)
AUDIO SET UP
CARD CAMERA
CARD CAMERA
AUDIO DUB.•••AUDIO IN
2. Open the menu and select [AUDIO SET UP]. Select [AUDIO DUB.], set it
to [AUDIO IN] or [MIC. IN] and close the menu.
Editing
1. Set the camcorder to PLAY (VCR) mode and load a recorded cassette.
3. Locate the scene you wish audio dubbing to start.
4. Press the PAUSE a button on the wireless controller.
5. Press the AUDIO DUB. button on the wireless
controller.
• “AUDIO DUB.” and “ a” appear.
• If the optional DM-50 microphone is attached,
(Connection) appears.
6. Press the PAUSE a button on the wireless controller
to begin dubbing.
• Audio device: Begin playback.
• Microphone: Direct your voice to the microphone.
12bit
AUDIO OUT
STOP
AUDIO DUB. PAUSE
SLOW
2
AV INSERT AV DV REMOTE SET
REC
PAUSE
ZERO SET
MEMORY REW
PLAY
12bit
AUDIO OUT
STOP
AUDIO DUB. PAUSE
SLOW
FF
2
AV INSERT AV DV REMOTE SET
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7. Press the STOP 3 button on the wireless controller
to stop dubbing.
PLAY
STOP
AUDIO DUB. PAUSE
Audio device: Stop playback.
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ZERO SET
MEMORY REW
12bit
AUDIO OUT
SLOW
FF
2
AV INSERT AV DV REMOTE SET
Set the zero set memory at the end of the scene you wish to dub audio. The
camcorder will automatically stop audio dubbing at that point.
Playing Back the Added Sound
You can select to play back Stereo 1 (original sound), Stereo 2 (added sound), or adjust
the balance of both sounds.
MENU button
12bit AUDIO
OUT button
Selector dial
CAMERA
Editing
(
42)
PLAY (VCR)
AUDIO SET UP
CARD CAMERA
CARD CAMERA
12bit AUDIO•••STEREO1
1. Open the menu and select [AUDIO SET UP]. Select [12bit AUDIO OUT],
select a setting and close the menu.
• STEREO1: Plays back the original sound.
• STEREO2: Plays back the added sound.
• MIX/FIXED: Plays back stereo 1 and stereo 2 in the same level.
• MIX/VARI.: Plays back stereo 1 and stereo 2. The mix balance can be adjusted.
2. If you have selected [MIX/VARI.], adjust the mix level: Open the menu
and select [AUDIO SET UP]. Select [MIX BALANCE], adjust the balance
with the selector dial and close the menu.
Turn the selector dial down to increase the volume of Stereo 1 and up to increase the
volume of Stereo 2.
❍ The camcorder resets to [STEREO1] when you turn the camcorder off. However,
the mix balance is memorized by the camcorder.
❍ You can also press the 12bit AUDIO OUT button on the wireless controller to
select the audio output. However, the mix balance can only be adjusted in the
menu.
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Connecting to a Computer Using a DV (IEEE1394) Cable
You can transfer recordings to a computer equipped with a DV (IEEE1394) terminal or
IEEE1394 capture board (optional software required).
Use the optional CV-150F (4 pin–4 pin) or CV-250F (4 pin– 6 pin) DV Cable.
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DV IN/OUT
terminal
DV
IEEE1394 (DV)
terminal
DV Cable (optional)
❍ Do not disconnect the DV cable, or turn off the camcorder or computer while
data is being transferred to the computer.
❍ Operation may not work correctly depending on the software and the
specifications/settings of your computer.
Editing
❍ We recommend powering the camcorder from a household power source
while it is connected to the computer.
❍ Refer also to the instruction manual of the computer.
❍ Optional software required. Refer also to the instruction manual of the
software.
❍ For transferring recordings from a memory card to the computer using a USB
cable, see p. 134.
DV NETWORK SOLUTION DISK (Windows XP Users)
Windows XP users can use the software on the supplied DV NETWORK SOLUTION
DISK to perform videoconference and file transfer over the Internet, or upload files
from the computer to the memory card and use the camcorder as card reader/writer.
The available functions depend upon the camcorder model and the networking
environment. For details, refer to the DV NETWORK SOLUTION DISK Software
Instruction Manual.
❍ Do not disconnect the DV cable, remove the memory card or turn off the
camcorder or computer while data is being transferred to the computer (while
the camcorder’s card access indicator is flashing). Doing so may damage the
memory card’s data.
❍ The image files on your memory card and the image files saved on the hard
disk drive of your computer are your valuable, original data files. If you wish to
use image files on your computer, be sure to make copies of them first,
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Inserting and Removing the Memory Card
E
You can use
SD Memory Cards or a
Terminals
commercially available MultiMediaCards with
this camcorder. The SD Memory Card has a
protect switch for prevent accidental erasure.
❍ This camcorder is compatible with SD Memory Cards or MultiMediaCards only.
Do not use any other types of memory cards.
❍ Turn off the camcorder before inserting or removing the memory card.
Otherwise, it may result in data damage.
❍ Do not touch the memory card terminals.
❍ If you use memory cards other than the supplied one, make sure to format
them with the camcorder (
133).
❍ For instructions on how to connect the camcorder to the computer, see
Connecting to a Computer Using a USB Cable (
134).
Inserting the Card
1. Turn off the camcorder.
2. Open the cover.
3. Insert the memory card all the way
into the memory card slot.
4. Close the cover.
Using a Memory Card
Do not close the cover forcefully without
having the card correctly inserted.
Removing the Card
Do not forcefully remove the memory card without first pushing it in.
1. Turn off the camcorder.
Make sure that the card access indicator is not
flashing before you turn off the camcorder.
2. Open the cover.
3. Push the memory card to release it.
Remove the memory card.
4. Close the cover.
Card access indicator
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Selecting the Image Quality/Size
Changing the Still Image Quality
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You can choose between Superfine, Fine and Normal.
CAMERA
(
42)
PLAY (VCR)
CARD SET UP
CARD CAMERA
CARD PLAY (VCR)
SI QUALITY•••FINE
Open the menu and select [CARD SET UP]. Select [SI QUALITY], set it to
[SUPER FINE] or [NORMAL] and close the menu.
Changing the Still Image Size
You can choose between 1280 × 960 pixels and 640 × 480 pixels.
CAMERA
(
42)
PLAY (VCR)
CARD SET UP
CARD CAMERA
CARD PLAY (VCR)
SI SIZE••••••1280 × 960
Open the menu and select [CARD SET UP]. Select [SI SIZE], set it to
[640×480] and close the menu.
Image Size
Image Quality
Superfine
1280 × 960
640 × 480
No. of Images
File Size
per Image
No. of Images
File Size
per Image
6 images
850 KB
34 images
175 KB
Fine
10 images
550 KB
50 images
120 KB
Normal
18 images
300 KB
84 images
65 KB
These figures are approximate. They vary according to the recording condition
and the subject. Sample images already recorded on the supplied SD Memory
Card are to be included in the total number.
❍ Remaining Image Capacity:
flashing in red: No card
in green: 6 or more images
in yellow: 1 to 5 images
in red: No more images
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❍ Still images recorded in 1280 × 960 pixels may not be displayed correctly in a
camcorder not supporting this size.
❍ Still images are compressed and recorded in the JPEG (Joint Photographic
Experts Group) format.
❍ Depending on subject and recording condition, changing the image quality
may not show a significant difference.
❍ Estimated Capacity of a 8 MB Memory Card and File Size per Image:
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❍ The indication may not decrease even though a recording has been made, or
may decrease by 2 images at once.
❍ All indicators are displayed in green when a memory card is played back.
❍ The remaining image capacity indicates the number of still images, even when
movies are recorded.
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Changing the Movie Size
You can choose between 320 × 240 pixels and 160 × 120 pixels.
CAMERA
(
42)
PLAY (VCR)
CARD SET UP
CARD CAMERA
CARD PLAY (VCR)
MOVIE SIZE•••320×240
Open the menu and select [CARD SET UP]. Select [MOVIE SIZE], set it to
[160×120] and close the menu.
❍ Movies are recorded in the Motion JPEG format.
❍ Maximum continuous recording time:
Image Size
Max. Continuous
Recording Time
Total File Size
File Size per Second
320 × 240
10 sec.
2.7 MB
270 KB/sec.
160 × 120
30 sec.
2.7 MB
90 KB/sec.
File Numbers
Using a Memory Card
Images are automatically assigned file numbers from 0101 to 9900 and stored in
folders containing up to 100 images. Folders are assigned numbers from 101 to 998.
(The sample images on the supplied memory card are saved in the [100canon] folder.)
You can choose to use consecutive file numbers (CONTINUOUS) or to reset the file
number each time a different memory card is inserted (RESET). We recommend setting
the file numbers to CONTINUOUS.
CONTINUOUS
The camcorder memorizes the file number of the last image and assigns the
consecutive file number to the next image, even when a new memory card is inserted.
(If a higher file number already exists on the memory card, the consecutive number
will be assigned.) There will be no duplication of file numbers. This is useful for
organizing images on a computer.
RESET
The file number will be reset each time a new memory card is inserted, starting with
101-0101. If the memory card already contains image files, the consecutive file number
will be assigned.
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When you record 3 images on the supplied memory card.
101
CONTINUOUS
101-0101
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RESET
101-0102
101-0103
When you replace the memory
card and record an image.
101
CAMERA
(
42)
101-0104
PLAY (VCR)
CARD SET UP
101
CARD CAMERA
101-0101
CARD PLAY (VCR)
FILE NOS.••••CONTINUOUS
To change the setting, open the menu and select [CARD SET UP]. Select
[FILE NOS.], set it to [RESET] and close the menu.
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Recording Still Images on a Memory Card
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You can record still images with the
camcorder, from a tape in the camcorder
(
107) or from devices connected via the
DV terminal or AV terminal (
PHOTO button
Card access
indicator
108).
❍ Do not turn off the camcorder, disconnect the power source or remove the
memory card while the card access display (<<< or >>>) in the upper right
corner of the screen or the card access indicator is flashing. Doing so could
result in data damage.
❍ When you are using a SD Memory Card, make sure that the protect switch is
set to allow recording.
Make sure to insert a memory card with enough remaining capacity.
Recording with the Camcorder
In autofocus mode, the camcorder keeps focusing automatically. Furthermore, this
camcorder is equipped with the Focus-Priority mode for even more accurate focus. In
Focus-Priority mode, you can choose between three focusing points (
105).
However, you can turn off the Focus-Priority mode if you wish to put timing ahead of
focusing (
106).
When the program selector is set to [, the Focus-Priority mode is set to ON (only the
center focusing point available).
Using a Memory Card
CAMERA
PLAY (VCR)
CARD CAMERA
CARD PLAY (VCR)
1. Set the camcorder to CARD CAMERA mode.
A white focusing frame appears in the centre of the screen. The camcorder will focus on
the subject in the centre of the screen. To change the focusing point, see Selecting a
Focusing Point (
105).
2. Press the PHOTO button halfway.
• F and focusing frame turn green when focus is adjusted. The
beep sounds twice. The picture may appear out of focus for a
moment while the camcorder is focusing.
• Exposure is locked.
• Focus can be adjusted manually with the focus ring when the PHOTO button is pressed
halfway.
• When you press the PHOTO button on the wireless controller, recording starts immediately.
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3. Press the PHOTO button fully.
• F disappears and you hear a shutter sound.
• The card access indicator flashes and the card access display
appears.
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• The still image shown on the screen will be recorded on the memory card.
❍ To use the self-timer (
67), press the
(self-timer) button before step 2
and press the PHOTO button fully.
❍ If the subject is not suitable for autofocus, the focusing frame turns yellow and
locks the focus. The confirmation sound beeps once. Adjust the focus manually
with the focus ring.
❍ The focusing frame gives an indication of the focusing point. Depending on the
size of the subject or the distance, the camcorder may focus outside the frame.
❍ When the subject is too bright (overexposed), “OVEREXP” starts flashing. If
you have turned off the built-in ND filter, we recommend changing the setting
back to AUTO. Open the menu and select [CAMERA SET UP]. Select [ND
FILTER], set it to [AUTO] and close the menu.
❍ “OVEREXP” does not appear when you press the EXP button.
Selecting the Focusing Point
CAMERA
PLAY (VCR)
CARD CAMERA
1. Set the camcorder to CARD CAMERA mode.
CARD PLAY (VCR)
FINE
50
A white focusing frame appears in the centre of the screen.
2. Set the program selector to Q.
3. Turn the selector dial to display all focusing frames.
FINE
50
4. Turn the selector dial to select the focusing point.
FINE
50
Turn the selector dial up to select the frame to the right, down
to select the frame to the left.
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Three focusing frames appear on the screen, one of it in green.
5. Record the still image.
❍ If you operate the zoom lever, press the EXP button or do not press the PHOTO
button within 4 seconds, the frames other than the selected one disappear.
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❍ The focusing point can be selected only when Focus-Priority is set to [ON] in
CARD CAMERA mode. The focusing point returns to the center if you turn off
the camcorder, change from CARD CAMERA mode or move the program
selector to [.
❍ The focusing point cannot be selected in Stitch Assist mode.
❍ The focusing point cannot be selected when using the digital zoom. When you
zoom into the digital zoom range, the focusing frame flashes for 4 seconds
and disappears. When you return to the optical zoom range, the focusing
frame reappears.
❍ The focusing point cannot be selected when focusing manually.
❍ The focusing point cannot be selected when recording movies on a memory
card.
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Turning Off the Focus-Priority Mode
CAMERA
(
42)
PLAY (VCR)
CAMERA SET UP
CARD CAMERA
CARD PLAY (VCR)
FOCUS PRI.•••ON
Open the menu and select [CAMERA SET UP]. Select [FOCUS PRI.], set it to
[OFF] and close the menu.
Continuous Shooting
You can capture a quick series of still images with the continuous shooting function.
CAMERA
Using a Memory Card
(
42)
PLAY (VCR)
CAMERA SET UP
CARD CAMERA
CARD PLAY (VCR)
DRIVE MODE•••SINGLE
1. Set the camcorder to CARD CAMERA mode.
2. Open the menu and select [CAMERA SET UP]. Select [DRIVE MODE], set
it to [CONT.
] and close the menu.
3. Press and hold the PHOTO button to record the still images.
A series of still images will be recorded.
4. Release the PHOTO button to end recording.
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❍ The setting resets to [SINGLE] when you turn the camcorder off.
❍ Maximum number of continuous shots at one time (at 16 MB or more
available capacity):
Still Image Size
Optional VFL-1
Attached
Frames per
Second
Maximum Number
of Continuous Shots
1280 × 960
640 × 480
Flash ON/OFF
Flash OFF
Flash ON
2 frames
3 frames
2 frames
10 images
30 images
10 images
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*These figures are approximate and vary with the recording conditions and subjects.
❍ If you attach the optional VFL-1 Video Flash Light, the practical range of the
flash in the Continuous Shooting mode is approx. 1 m to 2 m.
Auto Exposure Bracketing
With Auto Exposure Bracketing (AEB), the camcorder records a still image in three
different exposures (dark, normal, light), allowing you to choose the perfect exposed shot.
CAMERA
(
42)
PLAY (VCR)
CAMERA SET UP
CARD CAMERA
CARD PLAY (VCR)
DRIVE MODE•••SINGLE
1. Set the camcorder to CARD CAMERA mode.
2. Open the menu and select [CAMERA SET UP]. Select [DRIVE MODE], set
it to [AEB ] and close the menu.
3. Press the PHOTO button.
Three still images in different exposures are recorded to the memory card.
The setting resets to [SINGLE] when you turn the camcorder off.
You can record images from a tape in the camcorder as still images on a memory card.
CAMERA
PLAY (VCR)
CARD CAMERA
CARD PLAY (VCR)
1. Set the camcorder to PLAY (VCR) mode.
2. Play back the tape.
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Recording from a Tape in the Camcorder
3. Press the PHOTO button halfway when the scene you wish to record
appears.
• The camcorder pauses playback. The remaining image capacity and other information
appear.
• When you press the PHOTO button on the wireless controller, recording starts
immediately.
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4. Press the PHOTO button fully.
• The card access indicator flashes.
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• The still image shown on the screen will be recorded on the memory card.
• You can also record a still image by pressing the PHOTO button fully when the tape is
in playback pause mode.
❍ A still image recorded from an image in 16:9 format will be vertically
compressed.
❍ The data code of the still image will reflect the date and time it has been
recorded on the memory card.
❍ There will be no shutter sound in PLAY (VCR) mode.
❍ The size of the still image will be 640 × 480.
Recording from Other Video Devices
You can record images from devices connected via the S-video terminal or AV terminal
(analog line-in function), or via the DV terminal as still images on a memory card.
When recording via the AV terminal, make sure that “AV \DV” is displayed on
the screen. When recording via the DV terminal, make sure that “AV \DV” is not
displayed. Change the setting as necessary (
93).
CAMERA
PLAY (VCR)
CARD CAMERA
CARD PLAY (VCR)
1. Connect the camcorder to the video device.
• S-video/AV terminal: See Playing Back on a TV Screen (
38).
• DV terminal: See Connecting a Digital Video Device (
88).
2. Set the camcorder to PLAY (VCR) mode.
If a cassette is loaded, make sure the tape is stopped.
Using a Memory Card
3. Connected device: Load a recorded cassette and play back the tape.
108
4. Press the PHOTO button halfway when the scene you wish to record
appears.
• The still image, remaining image capacity and other information appear.
• When you press the PHOTO button on the wireless controller, recording starts
immediately.
5. Press the PHOTO button fully.
• The card access indicator flashes.
• The still image shown on the screen will be recorded on the memory card.
❍ A still image recorded from an image in 16:9 format will be vertically
compressed.
❍ The data code of the still image will reflect the date and time it has been
recorded on the memory card.
❍ There will be no shutter sound in PLAY (VCR) mode.
❍ The size of the still image will be 640 × 480.
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Recording Still Images on a Memory Card While Recording
Movies on a Tape
You can record still images on a memory card by pressing the PHOTO button while
you are recording a movie on the tape.
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❍ The size of the still image will be 640 × 480.
❍ You can use the full zoom range (16× optical zoom and 64×/320× digital
zoom).
❍ The quality of the still image is slightly lower than a still image recorded in
CARD CAMERA mode.
❍ Card mix cannot be used when [PHOTO REC] is set to [CARD ].
❍ The still image cannot be recorded on a memory card when a fader, effect or
the multi-image screen is activated.
❍ The beep does not sound when you press the PHOTO button while recording a
movie on the tape.
CAMERA
(
42)
PLAY (VCR)
CAMERA SET UP
CARD CAMERA
CARD PLAY (VCR)
PHOTO REC••••TAPEb
1. Set the camcorder to CAMERA mode.
2. Open the menu and select [CAMERA SET UP]. Select [PHOTO REC], set it
to [CARD ] and close the menu.
3. While you are recording a movie, press the PHOTO button.
The image shown on the screen will be recorded on the memory card.
Using a Memory Card
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Recording Panoramic Images (Stitch Assist Mode)
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You can shoot a series of overlapping images and merge them into one large
panoramic scene using the supplied software (PhotoStitch) on a computer.
When Recording in Stitch Assist Mode:
PhotoStitch detects the overlapping portion of adjoining images and merges them. Try
to include a distinctive item (landmark, etc.) in the overlapping portion.
CAMERA
PLAY (VCR)
CARD CAMERA
CARD PLAY (VCR)
1. Set the camcorder to CARD CAMERA mode.
2. Press the
button.
3. Select the direction with the CARD +/– button.
CARD + button: clockwise. CARD – button: anticlockwise.
4. Select the program AE mode and zoom on the subject.
Using a Memory Card
Adjust focus and exposure manually as necessary. Once the sequence has started, you
cannot change the program AE mode, exposure, zoom or focus.
5. Press the PHOTO button to record the first image.
Direction and number of recorded images appear.
6. Record the second image so that it overlaps a portion of the first image.
• Minor discrepancies in the overlapped area can be corrected with the software.
• You can retake an image by pressing the CARD +/– button to return to the previous
image.
• A maximum of 26 images can be recorded.
7. Press the
button after the last image.
For details on how to merge these images, refer to the DIGITAL
VIDEO SOLUTION DISK Software Instruction Manual.
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❍ Compose each image so that it overlaps 30 to 50% of the adjoining image. Try
to keep the vertical misalignment within 10%.
❍ Do not include moving subject in the overlapping portion.
❍ Do not try to stitch images that include both distant and close subjects. They
may appear warped or doubled up.
❍ The continuous shooting mode cannot be used in Stitch Assist mode.
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Recording Motion JPEG Movies on a Memory Card
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You can record Motion JPEG movies with the camcorder, from a tape in the camcorder
(
113), or from devices connected via the AV terminal (analog line-in) or the DV
terminal (
113).
❍ Do not turn off the camcorder, disconnect the power source or remove the
memory card while the card access display (<<< or >>>) in the upper right
corner of the screen or the card access indicator is flashing. Doing so could
result in data damage.
❍ When you are using a SD Memory Card, make sure that the protect switch is
set to allow recording.
❍ Do not load/unload a cassette during recording.
❍ Make sure to insert a memory card with enough remaining capacity.
❍ The sound of a movie recorded on a memory card will be monaural.
Recording with the Camcorder
CAMERA
PLAY (VCR)
CARD CAMERA
CARD PLAY (VCR)
1. Set the camcorder to CARD CAMERA mode.
2. Press the start/stop button to begin recording.
You can record up to 10 seconds in 320 × 240 and up to 30
seconds in 160 × 120.
3. Press the start/stop button to stop recording.
Using a Memory Card
The camcorder starts writing the movie on the memory card.
To use the self-timer (
67), press the
press the start/stop button.
(self-timer) button before step 2 and
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Recording from a Tape in the Camcorder
You can record movies from a tape in the camcorder on a memory card.
CAMERA
PLAY (VCR)
CARD CAMERA
CARD PLAY (VCR)
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1. Set the camcorder to PLAY (VCR) mode.
2. Play back the tape.
3. Press the start/stop button when the scene you wish to record appears.
You can record up to 10 seconds in 320 × 240 and up to 30 seconds in 160 × 120.
4. Press the start/stop to stop recording.
❍ A movie recorded from an image in 16:9 format will be vertically compressed.
❍ The data code of the movie will reflect the date and time it has been recorded
on the memory card.
Recording from Other Video Devices
You can record movies from devices connected via the S-video terminal or AV terminal
(analog line-in function), or via the DV terminal on a memory card.
CAMERA
PLAY (VCR)
CARD CAMERA
CARD PLAY (VCR)
1. Connect the camcorder to the video device.
• S-video/AV terminal: See Playing Back on a TV Screen (
38).
• DV terminal: See Connecting a Digital Video Device (
88).
2. Set the camcorder to PLAY (VCR) mode.
If a cassette is loaded, make sure the tape is stopped.
3. Connected device: Load a recorded cassette and play back the tape.
4. Press the start/stop button when the scene you wish to record appears.
❍ A movie recorded from an image in 16:9 format will be vertically compressed.
❍ The data code of the movie will reflect the date and time it has been recorded
on the memory card.
Using a Memory Card
You can record up to 10 seconds in 320 × 240 and up to 30 seconds in 160 × 120.
5. Press the start/stop button to stop recording.
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Playing Back a Memory Card
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You can play back memory card images on the LCD screen, viewfinder screen, or on a
connected TV screen (see Playing Back on a TV Screen
38).
You can display a single image (single image display), 6 at one time (index screen
115), or one after another (slide show
115). Use the Card Jump function to quickly
locate an image without displaying them one by one (
116).
❍ Images not recorded with this camcorder, uploaded from a computer (except
the sample images
137), edited on a computer and images whose file
names have been changed may not be played back correctly.
❍ Do not turn off the camcorder, disconnect the power source or remove the
memory card while the card access display (<<<) in the upper right of corner of
the screen or the card access indicator is flashing. Doing so could result in data
damage.
❍ Make sure to insert a memory card that contains images.
❍ Only date and time will be displayed when pressing the DATA CODE button.
❍ You can enlarge still images up to 5 times during playback (
82).
Single Image Display
CAMERA
PLAY (VCR)
CARD CAMERA
CARD PLAY (VCR)
1. Set the camcorder to CARD PLAY (VCR) mode.
• The last recorded image appears.
• Movies are displayed with the first scene as a still image indicated by “e/a”.
Using a Memory Card
2. Press the CARD +/– button to move between images.
Press the CARD + button to display the next image and the
CARD – button to display the previous image.
3. To play back a movie, press the e/a button.
The last scene appears as a still image when playback is
complete.
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Index Screen
CAMERA
PLAY (VCR)
CARD CAMERA
CARD PLAY (VCR)
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1. In single image display, press the INDEX SCREEN
button.
• Up to 6 images appear.
• Movies are displayed with the first scene as a still image
indicated by “ ”.
2. Press the CARD +/– button to change the image
selection.
3. Move the
mark to the image you wish to view.
• Turn the selector dial up to move to the next image and down
to move to the previous image.
• Turning the selector dial up on the last image displays the next
index screen. Turning the selector dial down on the first image
displays the previous index screen.
4. Press the INDEX SCREEN button.
The index screen is cancelled and the selected image appears in
single image display.
Slide Show
CAMERA
PLAY (VCR)
CARD CAMERA
Images are played back one after another.
2. Press the SLIDE SHOW button to stop the slide show.
Using a Memory Card
1. In single image display, press the SLIDE SHOW
button.
CARD PLAY (VCR)
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Card Jump Function
You can locate still images/movies without displaying them one by one. The number in
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the upper right of the screen indicates the image number of the current image by the
total number of images.
CAMERA
PLAY (VCR)
CARD CAMERA
In single image display, press and hold the CARD + or
CARD – button.
Using a Memory Card
• Press the CARD + button to jump forward and the CARD – button
to jump backward.
• When you release the button, the still image/movie of the
displayed image number appears.
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Protecting Images
You can protect important images from accidental erasure during single image display
or index screen display.
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If a memory card is formatted, all images, even protected ones, will be erased
permanently.
❍ The sample images recorded on the supplied SD Memory Card are already
protected.
❍ Movies can only be protected when the first or last scene is displayed as a still
image. They cannot be protected during playback pause.
❍ Make sure to insert a memory card that contains images.
Protecting during Single Image Display
CAMERA
PLAY (VCR)
CARD CAMERA
CARD PLAY (VCR)
1. Select the image you wish to protect.
2. Press the selector dial to open the FILE OPERATION menu.
3. Select [PROTECT
].
•“
” appears and now the image cannot be erased.
• To cancel the protection, press the selector dial.
4. Select [b RETURN] to close the menu.
Protecting during Index Screen Display
CAMERA
42)
CARD OPERATIONS
CARD CAMERA
CARD PLAY (VCR)
PROTECT
1. In single image display, press the INDEX SCREEN button.
Up to 6 images appear.
2. Open the menu and select [CARD OPERATIONS].
3. Select [\ PROTECT
].
4. Select the image you wish to protect and press the selector dial.
Using a Memory Card
(
PLAY (VCR)
•“
” appears on the image.
• Repeat this step to protect more images.
• To cancel the protection, press the selector dial.
5. Press the MENU button.
To cancel the protection, press the selector dial in step 4. “
the image can now be erased.
” disappears and
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Erasing Images
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You can erase images singly or all at once.
Be careful when erasing images. Erased images cannot be recovered.
❍ Protected images cannot be erased.
❍ Movies can only be erased when the first or last scene is displayed as a still
image. They cannot be erased in playback pause mode.
❍ Make sure to insert a memory card that contains images.
Erasing a Single Image
CAMERA
PLAY (VCR)
CARD CAMERA
CARD PLAY (VCR)
1. Select the image you wish to erase.
2. Press the selector dial to open the FILE OPERATION menu.
3. Select [IMAGE ERASE].
• “ERASE THIS IMAGE?”, [NO] and [YES] appears.
• If an image is protected, [YES] appears in purple.
4. Select [YES].
The image is erased and the previous image appears.
5. Select [b RETURN] to close the menu.
Erasing a Single Image/All Images
Using a Memory Card
CAMERA
(
42)
PLAY (VCR)
CARD OPERATIONS
CARD CAMERA
CARD PLAY (VCR)
IMAGE ERASE
1. Open the menu and select [CARD OPERATIONS].
2. Select [IMAGE ERASE].
3. Select [SINGLE] or [ALL].
• When erasing a single image: “ERASE THIS IMAGE?” [NO] and [YES] appears. If an
image is protected, [YES] appears in purple.
• When erasing all images: “ERASE ALL IMAGES? [EXCEPT FOR
IMAGES]”, [NO]
and [YES] appears.
4. Select [YES] and close the menu.
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• When erasing a single image: The image is erased and the previous image appears. To
erase another image, select the image with the CARD +/– button and select [YES].
• When erasing all images: All images with exception of the protected images are erased.
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Selecting Still Images for Printing (Print Order)
You can select still images for printing and set the number of copies. These print order
settings are compatible with the Digital Print Order Format (DPOF) standards.
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❍ Make sure to insert a memory card that contains images.
❍ A maximum of 200 still images can be selected.
❍ Movies cannot be printed.
Selecting in Single Image Display
CAMERA
PLAY (VCR)
CARD CAMERA
CARD PLAY (VCR)
1. Select the still image you wish to print.
2. Press the selector dial to open the FILE OPERATION menu.
3. Select [
PRINT ORDER].
4. Select the number of copies.
• “ ” appears on the image.
• To cancel the print order, set the number of copies to 0.
5. Select [b RETURN] to close the menu.
Selecting in Index Screen Display
CAMERA
(
42)
PLAY (VCR)
CARD OPERATIONS
CARD CAMERA
CARD PLAY (VCR)
PRINT ORDER
1. In single image display, press the INDEX SCREEN button.
3. Select [\
PRINT ORDER].
4. Select the still image you wish to print and press the selector dial.
5. Set the number of copies with the selector dial and close the menu.
• “ ” appears on the image.
• To cancel the print order, set the number of copies to 0.
• Repeat steps 4 and 5 to continue the print order setting.
Using a Memory Card
Up to 6 images appear.
2. Open the menu and select [CARD OPERATIONS].
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Erasing All Print Orders
CAMERA
PLAY (VCR)
CARD CAMERA
CARD PLAY (VCR)
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(
CARD OPERATIONS
42)
PRINT ORDERS ALL ERASE
1. In single image display, open the menu and select [CARD OPERATIONS].
2. Select [
PRINT ORDERS ALL ERASE].
“ERASE ALL
PRINT ORDERS?”, [NO] and [YES] appears.
3. Select [YES].
All “
” disappear.
Using a Memory Card
4. Select [b RETURN] to close the menu.
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Printing with the Direct Print Function
You can print still images by connecting the camcorder to a printer with Direct Print
function. The Direct Print function can also be used with the print order settings
(
119).
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❍ Observe the following precautions during printing, otherwise printing may not
be performed correctly.
- Do not turn off the camcorder or the printer.
- Do not change the position of the TAPE/CARD switch.
- Do not detach the cable.
- Do not remove the memory card.
❍ Still images not recorded with this camcorder may not be printed correctly on a
Bubble Jet Printer with direct print function.
❍ The direct print function is supported by Canon Card Photo Printers with the
logo and Canon Bubble Jet Printers with the
logo.
❍ Refer to the instruction manual of each printer for information on which
interface cable to use with the camcorder.
The Card Photo Printers CP-10 and CP-100 are supplied with two direct
interface cables. Use the cable with the USB logo on the connector (DIF-100).
❍ We recommend powering the camcorder from a household power source.
❍ Refer also to the instruction manual of the respective printer.
❍ The screenshots in this section are examples taken from a printer with direct
print function. Options for the [Style] category will differ slightly depending on
the printer.
Connecting the Printer to the Camcorder
Using a Memory Card
Printer with
direct print function
1. Turn off the camcorder and insert a memory card that contains still images.
2. Connect a power source to the printer and turn on the printer.
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3. Set the camcorder to CARD PLAY (VCR) mode.
Wait until the card access indicator stops flashing.
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4. Connect the camcorder to the printer using the cable.
” Print
SET
” appears when the printer is properly connected to the camcorder. (Does
not appear with movies, or still images that cannot be played back with the camcorder.)
Printing
CAMERA
PLAY (VCR)
CARD CAMERA
CARD PLAY (VCR)
1. In single image display, select the still image you
wish to print and press the selector dial.
The print setting menu appears.
2. Set the number of copies, the print style and the
trimming settings.
• Selecting the Number of Copies.
• Setting the Print Style (
123).
• Trimming Settings (
125).
3. Select [Print] and press the selector dial.
Printing starts. The print setting menu disappears when printing
is complete.
Using a Memory Card
If an error message appears, see Printing Errors (
Messages (
145).
126) and Direct Print Related
Selecting the Number of Copies
A maximum of 9 copies can be selected for one still image.
1. In the print setting menu, turn the selector dial so
that
appears next to [Copies] and press the
selector dial.
2. Turn the selector dial to select the number of copies and press the
selector dial.
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Setting the Print Style
Card Photo Printer:
Image
Borders
Standard
Prints 1 still image per page.
Multiple
Prints 8 copies of the same still image on one page.
Borderless
Prints right to the edges of the page.
Bordered
Prints with a border.
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• [Multiple] can only be selected when printing on card size paper.
• [Borders] can only be selected when [Image] is set to [Standard].
Bubble Jet Printer:
Paper Size
Card #1*, Card #2*, Card #3*, LTR, A4
For details on paper type, refer to the Bubble Jet Printer User
Guide.
Borders
Borderless
Prints right to the edges of the page.
Bordered
Prints with a border.
* Recommended paper size
Card Photo Printer: Selecting the Image Style
1. In the print setting menu, turn the selector dial to
select [Style] and press the selector dial.
2. Make sure that
dial.
is selected and press the selector
4. Press the MENU button.
You return to the print setting menu.
Using a Memory Card
3. Turn the selector dial to select the image style and press the selector
dial.
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Bubble Jet Printer: Selecting the Paper Size
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1. In the print setting menu, turn the selector dial to
select [Style] and press the selector dial.
2. Make sure that
dial.
is selected and press the selector
3. Turn the selector dial to select the paper size and press the selector dial.
4. Press the MENU button.
You return to the print setting menu.
Selecting the Borders
1. In the print setting menu, turn the selector dial to
select [Style] and press the selector dial.
Using a Memory Card
2. Turn the selector dial to select
selector dial.
and press the
3. Turn the selector dial to select a borders option and press the selector
dial.
4. Press the MENU button.
You return to the print setting menu.
❍ Bordered: The image area remains relatively unchanged from the recorded
image when it is printed.
❍ Borderless/Multiple: The centre portion of the recorded image is printed at an
enlarged size. The image’s top, bottom and sides may be cropped slightly.
❍ Card Photo Printer: A still image set to [Multiple] will be printed without
borders.
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Trimming Settings
Set the print style before you start with the trimming settings.
1. In the print setting menu, select [Trimming] and press
the selector dial.
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The trimming frame appears.
2. Change the size of the trimming frame.
MENU
W
T
• Move the zoom lever toward T to shrink the frame, and toward
W to enlarge the frame.
• To cancel the trimming settings, move the zoom lever toward W until the trimming
frame disappears.
3. Move the trimming frame.
• Turn the selector dial to move the image to the right and left, or up and down.
Pressing the selector dial switches between the directions.
4. Press the MENU button.
You return to the print setting menu.
❍ About the color of the trimming frame:
- White: No trimming settings.
- Green: Recommended trimming size.
- Red: The image is magnified beyond recommended size. The image may
print out coarsely.
❍ The trimming frame may not appear depending on the image size, paper size
or borders settings.
❍ The trimming setting applies only to one image.
❍ The trimming setting is canceled with the following operations:
- When you turn off the camcorder.
- When you disconnect the interface cable.
- When you expand the trimming frame beyond its maximum size.
Using a Memory Card
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Printing with Print Order Settings
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You can print still images you have selected with the Print Order function. If you wish
to print more than 1 copy, set the number of copies in the print order (
119).
When printing with print order settings, you can select the print style such as
bordered or borderless, but not the trimming settings.
CAMERA
(
42)
PLAY (VCR)
CARD CAMERA
CARD PLAY (VCR)
PRINT
1. Connect the printer to the camcorder (
121).
2. Press the MENU button.
3. Select [\
PRINT].
• The print setting menu appears.
• “Set print order” appears, when you connect a printer with direct print function and
select [\
PRINT] without having set the print order.
• The total number of prints set in the print order is displayed on the upper left of the screen.
4. Set the print style.
Setting the Print Style (
123).
5. In the print setting menu, select [OK] and press the selector dial.
Using a Memory Card
Printing starts. The print setting menu disappears when printing is complete.
❍ Cancel Printing
Press the selector dial while “Now Printing” is displayed. A confirmation dialog
appears. Select [OK] and press the selector dial. Printing stops even if it is
incomplete and the paper is fed through.
❍ Restarting Printing (with
print order only)
Open the CARD PLAY (VCR) menu and select [\
PRINT]. Select [Restart] in
the print setting menu and press the selector dial. The remaining images will
be printed.
Printing cannot be restarted in the following cases:
- When you change the print order settings.
- When you delete a still image with print order settings.
❍ Printing Errors
- If an error occurs during the printing process, an error message appears
(
145).
- Bubble Jet Printer: With most errors, printing resumes automatically after
you correct the error. If the error persists, press the selector dial to cancel
printing. Refer also to the Bubble Jet Printer Quick Start Guide for details.
- Card Photo Printer: Turn the selector dial to select [Stop] or [Restart] and
press the selector dial. (The [Restart] setting may not appear with some error
messages. In that case, select [Stop].)
❍ Follow below procedure when disconnecting the interface cable:
1. Disconnect the cable from the camcorder and printer.
2. Turn off the camcorder.
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Combining Images (Card Mix)
You can produce effects not possible with just a tape with the Card Mix function.
Choose one of the sample images provided on the supplied SD Memory Card (such as
picture frames, backgrounds and animations) and combine it with the live video
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recording.
❍ Card mix cannot be used when [PHOTO REC] is set to [CARD ].
❍ Movies recorded on a memory card cannot be combined with camcorder
recordings.
❍ Make sure to load a cassette and to insert a memory card that contains card
mix images.
❍ Additional sample images are provided on the supplied DIGITAL VIDEO
SOLUTION DISK. For instructions on how to upload them to the memory card,
refer to Adding Still Images from Your Computer to the Memory Card in the
DIGITAL VIDEO SOLUTION DISK Software Instruction Manual.
❍ Reselect the card mix image when you have turned off the camcorder, changed
the position of the program selector or removed the memory card.
Card Mix Effects
You can select from the following 4 types of Card Mix effects:
Card Chroma Key (CARD CHROMA)
Combines frames with your recordings. The live video recording will appear in place of
the blue area of the card mix image. If you create your own frame, make sure that the
area the live recording should appear is blue.
Mix level adjustment: blue area of the still image.
Live video recording
Card mix image
Using a Memory Card
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Card Luminance Key (CARD LUMI.)
Combines illustrations or title with your recordings. The live video recording will
appear in place of the light area of the card mix image. You can create your own title
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or illustration by drawing on a white paper and recording it to the memory card.
Mix level adjustment: light area of the still image.
Live video recording
Card mix image
Camera Chroma Key (CAM. CHROMA)
Combines backgrounds with your recordings. Record your subject in front of a blue
curtain, and the subject not blue will be superimposed on the card mix image.
Mix level adjustment: blue area of the live video recording.
Live video recording
Card mix image
Using a Memory Card
Card Animation (C. ANIMATION)
Combines animations with your recordings. You can choose from 3 types of card
animation effects.
Corner: Animation appears on the upper left and the lower right corner of the screen.
Straight: Animation appears on the top and bottom of the screen and moves to the
right and left.
Random: Animation moves randomly in the display.
Mix level adjustment: blue area of the card animation image.
Live video recording
Card mix image
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Selecting the Card Mix Effect
CAMERA
PLAY (VCR)
CARD CAMERA
CARD PLAY (VCR)
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CARD MIX
(
MIX TYPE•••••CARD CHROMA
MIX LEVEL••••–
+
42)
1. Set the program selector to Q.
2. Open the menu and select [\CARD MIX].
The card mix menu appears.
3. Select the image you wish to combine with the
CARD +/– button.
4. Select [MIX TYPE].
[CARD CHROMA], [CARD LUMI.], [CAM. CHROMA] and [C. ANIMATION] appears.
5. Select the mix type matching the image you have selected (
137).
• The screen shows the combined image.
• When you have selected [C. ANIMATION], select [ANIMAT. TYPE] and select between
[CORNER], [STRAIGHT] and [RANDOM].
6. To adjust the mix level, select [MIX LEVEL] and adjust it with the
selector dial.
7. Close the menu.
“CARD MIX” flashes.
1. Press the CARD MIX button.
• “CARD MIX” stops flashing.
• The combined image appears.
• You can activate and deactivate the card mix effect by pressing
the CARD MIX button.
Using a Memory Card
Activating the Card Mix Effect
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Recording with the Card Mix Effect
Movie:
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1. Press the start/stop button to begin recording.
The combined image is recorded on the tape.
2. Press the start/stop button to end recording.
Still Image:
1. Press the PHOTO button halfway.
F flashes in white and turns green when focus is adjusted.
2. Press the PHOTO button fully.
Using a Memory Card
• The camcorder records the still image on the tape for approx.
6 seconds. During this time, the camcorder displays the still
image and keeps recording the sound.
• The camcorder returns to record pause mode.
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Copying Still Images
You can copy still images from tape to memory card, or from memory card to tape.
❍ All still images from the selected still image onward will be copied.
❍ The size of a still image copied from tape to memory card will be 640 × 480.
❍ The data code of the still image reflects the date and time it has been copied.
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Copying Still Images from Tape to Memory Card
Insert a memory card with enough remaining capacity, and load a recorded cassette.
CAMERA
(
42)
CARD CAMERA
PLAY (VCR)
CARD OPERATIONS
COPY[
CARD PLAY (VCR)
]
1. Locate the still image you wish to copy on the tape and stop the tape
shortly before the still image.
• You can also use the photo search function to easily locate the
still image.
• To copy all still images from the tape, rewind the tape to the
beginning.
2. Open the menu and select [CARD OPERATIONS].
3. Select [COPY [b \
] ].
[CANCEL] and [EXECUTE] appears.
4. Select [EXECUTE].
5. Press the 3 (stop) button to end copying.
Using a Memory Card
• “NOW COPYING” appears.
• The still image being copied is shown on the screen.
• Copying stops when the tape reaches the end or the memory card is full (“CARD
FULL” appears).
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Copying Still Images from Memory Card to Tape
Load a cassette with enough free space, and insert a recorded memory card. Make
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sure that the protect tab on the cassette is set to allow recording.
CAMERA
(
42)
PLAY (VCR)
CARD OPERATIONS
CARD CAMERA
COPY[
]
1. Select the first still image you wish to copy with the
CARD +/– buttons.
To copy all still images from the memory card, select the first still
image.
2. Open the menu and select [CARD OPERATIONS].
3. Select [COPY [
\ b] ].
[CANCEL] and [EXECUTE] appears.
4. Select [EXECUTE].
• “NOW COPYING” appears.
• It takes about 6 seconds per still image to be copied to the tape.
• Copying stops when all still images are copied or the tape is full.
Using a Memory Card
5. Press the 3 (stop) button to end copying.
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Formatting a Memory Card
Format new memory cards, or when you get the message “CARD ERROR”. You can
also format a memory card to erase all images recorded on it.
The camcorder formats memory cards in the Design rule for Camera File system (DCF)
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standard.
❍ Formatting a memory card erases all data, including protected images.
❍ Images erased by formatting cannot be recovered.
❍ If you use a memory card other than the supplied one, format it with the
camcorder.
❍ Makes sure to insert the memory card you wish to format into the camcorder.
CAMERA
(
42)
PLAY (VCR)
CARD OPERATIONS
CARD CAMERA
CARD PLAY (VCR)
FORMAT
1. Open the menu and select [CARD OPERATIONS].
2. Select [FORMAT].
[CANCEL] and [EXECUTE] appears.
3. Select [EXECUTE].
[FORMAT THIS CARD?], [NO] and [YES] appears.
4. Select [YES] and close the menu.
• Formatting starts.
• Selecting [NO] brings you back to step 3.
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Connecting to a Computer Using a USB Cable
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You can download images from the memory card to a computer using the supplied
USB cable. With the supplied software, you can easily download, browse and archive
images, and arrange still images for printout.
For instructions on how to connect the camcorder to the computer, and
install and operate the software, refer to the DIGITAL VIDEO SOLUTION
DISK Software Instruction Manual.
Using a Memory Card
• Refer also to the computer instruction manual.
• “PC CONNECT
” appears to indicate that the camcorder is
connected to the computer via USB cable.
PC CONNECT
❍ Do not disconnect the USB cable, remove the memory card, change the
position of the POWER switch or turn off the camcorder and computer while
data is being transferred to the computer (while the camcorder’s card access
indicator is flashing). Doing so may damage the memory card’s data.
❍ Operation may not work correctly depending on the software and the
specifications/settings of your computer.
❍ The image file on your memory card and the image files saved on the hard disk
drive of your computer are valuable, original data files. If you wish to use
image files on your computer, make copies of them first, and use the copied
file, retaining the original.
❍ We recommend powering the camcorder from a household power source
while it is connected to the computer.
❍ For transferring recordings from to a computer using a DV cable, see p. 99.
❍ Still images/movies recorded on a tape cannot be transferred to a computer via
USB interface.
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Creating a Start-up Image
You can create a start-up image using a still image on the memory card or a sample
start-up image provided on the DIGITAL VIDEO SOLUTION DISK and save it as [MY
IMAGE1] or [MY IMAGE2].
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❍ Make sure to insert a memory card with enough remaining capacity.
❍ Before you create a start-up image, you need to record a still image on the
memory card.
❍ Retain the original data of the still image you have set as the start-up image on
your computer or removable disk.
Preparations
Record a still image on the memory card.
OR
Upload a still image from your computer to the memory card using the
software in the DIGITAL VIDEO SOLUTION DISK.
For instruction on how to upload a still image to the memory card, refer to Adding Still
Images from Your Computer to the Memory Card in the DIGITAL VIDEO SOLUTION DISK
Software Instruction Manual.
Setting the Still Image as Start-up Image
CAMERA
(
42)
PLAY (VCR)
MY CAMERA
CARD CAMERA
CARD PLAY (VCR)
CREATE START–UP IMAGE
1. Open the menu.
2. Select [MY CAMERA].
[SET THIS AS START-UP IMAGE1?], [YES] and [NO] appears.
4. Select a still image with the CARD +/– buttons and select [YES].
[SAVE AS MY IMAGE1], [MY IMAGE2] and [CANCEL] appears.
5. Select [MY IMAGE1].
[OVERWRITE MY IMAGE1?], [YES] and [NO] appears.
Using a Memory Card
3. Select [CREATE START-UP IMAGE].
6. Select [YES].
• The still image will be saved, and the image that was saved to [MY IMAGE1] is erased.
• Select this image as start-up image following the procedure in Customizing the
Camcorder (
48).
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Memory Card Information
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Images recorded on a memory card with this camcorder can be transferred to a
computer using the following products for SD Memory Cards or MultiMediaCards:
PC Card Adapter:
An adapter to insert a memory card into the card slot on the
computer.
USB Reader/Writer: Connects to the USB port of a computer for direct access to the
memory card.
FD Adapter:
An adapter to insert a memory card into the floppy disk drive on
the computer.
Memory Cards that are confirmed to operate with this camcorder
(as of February 2003):
SD Memory Card: Panasonic: 16 MB, 32 MB, 64 MB, 128 MB, 256 MB, 512 MB
SanDisk: 16 MB, 32 MB, 64 MB
MultiMediaCard: SanDisk: 16 MB, 32 MB, 64 MB
However, we cannot guarantee that all of these memory cards work properly.
Using a Memory Card
Memory Card Handling Precautions
❍ Format new memory cards with the camcorder. Memory cards formatted with other
devices such as a computer may not operate correctly.
❍ We recommend saving backups of memory card images on your computer’s hard drive
or other external memory device. Image data may be corrupted or lost due to memory
card defects or exposure to static electricity. Canon Inc. makes no warranties for
corrupted or lost data.
❍ Do not turn off the camcorder, disconnect the power source or remove the memory
card while the card access indicator is flashing.
❍ Do not use memory cards in places subject to strong magnetic fields.
❍ Do not leave memory cards in places subject to high humidity and high temperature.
❍ Do not disassemble memory cards.
❍ Do not bend, drop, or subject memory cards to shocks and do not expose them to
water.
❍ Moving a memory card rapidly between hot and cold temperatures may cause
condensation to form on its external and internal surfaces. If condensation forms on
the card, put it aside until the droplets have evaporated completely.
❍ Do not touch or expose the terminals to dust or dirt.
❍ Store and carry memory cards in the supplied case to protect the terminals.
❍ Check the direction before inserting the memory card. Forcing a memory card
backwards into the slot may damage the memory card or the camcorder.
❍ Do not remove the label from the memory card, or affix other labels on the memory
card. If you wish to add labels, affix them to the case.
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Sample Images
27 sample images are pre-recorded on the supplied SD Memory Card: 8 card chroma
key images, 5 card luminance key images, 2 camera chroma key images and 12 card
animation images.
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Card Chroma Key
Card Luminance Key
Camera Chroma Key
Card Animation
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The sample images recorded on the supplied SD Memory Card are intended only
for the personal use with this camcorder. Do not use these sample images for
other purposes.
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If you have mistakenly erased the sample images on the supplied SD Memory
Card, they can be downloaded from the following homepages:
http://www.canon-europa.com/products/products.html
http://www.canon-asia.com/
http://www.canon.com.au
For details on how to add the downloaded images to the memory card, refer to
Adding Still Images from Your Computer to the Memory Card in the DIGITAL
VIDEO SOLUTION DISK Software Instruction Manual.
If you cannot use the USB cable to connect the camcorder to a computer, you will
need a PC Card Adapter to upload the images to a memory card.
PhotoEssentials – Royalty Free Stock Photography
The PhotoEssentials suite of royalty-free images on CD-ROM features premium quality assignment
photography and is ideally suited for use in advertising, brochures, reports, multimedia, websites,
books, packaging and more.
Using a Memory Card
For more information, please visit their website www.photoessentials.com
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Screen Displays
LCD Screen Displays
E
You can hide the displays on the LCD screen to have a clear screen for playback.
CAMERA
(
42)
PLAY (VCR)
DISPLAY SET UP
CARD CAMERA
CARD PLAY (VCR)
DISPLAYS•••••ON
Open the menu and select [DISPLAY SET UP]. Select [DISPLAYS], set it to
[OFF <PLAYBK>] and close the menu.
• The LCD screen will become completely blank (also the TV screen if connected).
• Warning messages still appear, and the data code appears if turned on.
• Tape operation displays appear for 2 seconds.
• Displays cannot be hidden on the index screen.
TV Screen Displays
When you connect a TV for recording/playback, you can hide the displays on the TV
screen. For connecting instructions, see Playing Back on a TV Screen (
38).
CAMERA
PLAY (VCR)
CARD CAMERA
Press the TV SCREEN button on the wireless controller.
CARD PLAY (VCR)
SELF T. D.EFFECT.
MENU
• When the POWER switch is set to CAMERA: The displays
disappear from the TV screen and appear when you press the
button again.
• When the POWER switch is set to PLAY (VCR): The displays appear on the connected TV
screen and disappear when you press the button again. The setting resets to the OFF
setting when you turn the camcorder off.
When the TV screen displays are hidden, the displays still appear on the LCD screen. If
you turn on the data code, displays other than the data code will disappear from the LCD
screen.
TV SCREEN ON/OFF
INDEX SLIDE SHOW
SET
CARD
DATA CODE SEARCH SELECT
CAMERA
(
42)
PLAY (VCR)
DISPLAY SET UP
CARD CAMERA
CARD PLAY (VCR)
Additional
Information
You can also change the setting in the menu during recording:
TV SCREEN••••ON
Open the menu and select [DISPLAY SET UP]. Select [TV SCREEN], set it to
[OFF] and close the menu.
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Screen Displays during Basic Recording/Playback
indicates flashing.
E
CAMERA mode (battery pack attached):
SP PAUSE
0:00:00
5min
• Remote sensor mode and audio mode disappear after 4
seconds.
1
12bit
PLAY (VCR) mode:
• Remote sensor mode and volume bar disappear after 4
seconds.
REC
PAUSE
STOP
EJECT
PLAY
FF
REW
/
2
/
1
/
/
/
/
/
Additional
Information
SP STOP
0:00:00:00:00
5min
1
RTN
: Fast forward playback/
/ RTN
: Zero set memory (forward
rewind playback ( 36)
and reverse) ( 86)
2 : ×2 playback
/ : AV insert editing ( 94)
(forward and reverse) ( 36)
1 : ×1 playback
/ : Audio dubbing ( 96)
(forward and reverse) ( 36)
: Slow playback
(forward and reverse) ( 36)
: Frame advance playback/
frame reverse playback ( 36)
: Playback pause
(forward and reverse) ( 36)
: Date search/photo search ( 85)
STEREO1
: Backup
battery ( 17)
: Condensation
warning ( 147)
STEREO1
PAUSE
1:23:45:00
END
1
16bit
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Time code ( 86)
Remaining tape
Remaining battery charge (
Remote sensor mode (
Audio mode (
68)
47)
16)
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Screen Displays during Advanced Recording/Playback
CAMERA Mode
Image stabilizer (
Zoom (
Recording reminder ( 27)/
Self-timer countdown ( 67)/
Photo recording timer ( 52)
66)
28)
Exposure level ( 77)
Program AE ( 54)
Manual focus ( 75)
Shutter speed ( 78)
White balance ( 80)
Card mix ( 127)
Digital effects ( 58)
Date and time ( 83)
E
Recording mode
( 51)
W
Self-timer ( 67)
Headphones ( 69)
Wind screen ( 68)
Audio mode ( 68)
SP
T
E.LOCK 0
MF
1/120
1sec
CARD MIX
FADE–T
12:00 PM
1.JAN.2003
WSON
12bit
16:9
PHOTO
16:9 mode ( 49)
Photo mode ( 52)
Accessory attached to
the Advanced Accessory
shoe ( 70)
AF/AE locked in
Photo mode ( 52)
PLAY (VCR) Mode
12bit audio out (
98)
MIX/VARI.
1
Photo search/
Date search ( 85)
1
1
Photo search/
Date search ( 85)/
AV insert ( 94)/
Audio dubbing ( 96)
Data code (
PHOTO SEARCH
F1.8
1/1000
12:00 PM
1.JAN.2003
83)
12bit
DV IN
10
10
Volume level of built-in
speaker or headphones
( 37)
Audio mode (
DV input (
68)
90)
Additional
Information
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CARD CAMERA Mode
Stitch assist (
110)
E
Zoom (
28)
Program AE (
54)
W
Exposure level ( 77)
Manual focus
( 75)
Shutter speed
( 78)
White balance
( 80)
Date and time ( 83)
AF/AE locked in
Photo mode ( 104)
E.LOCK 0
MF
1/120
12:00 PM
1.JAN.2003
T
1 2
1sec
S.FINE
50
1280
320
Movie recording timer
( 112) /
Self-timer countdown
( 67)
Card access display ( 104)
Still image quality ( 101)
Remaining card capacity
( 101)
Still image size ( 101)
Movie size (
CLOSE
102)
Self-timer ( 67)/
•Movie recording (
Stitch assist (
112)
110)
Accessory attached to
the Advanced Accessory
shoe ( 70)
CARD PLAY (VCR) Mode
Print order (
119)
Protect mark (
117)
Folder numberFile number ( 102)
Slide show (
115)
SLIDE SHOW
101–0143
43/50
640 480
Card access display
( 114)
12:00 PM
1.JAN.2003
83)
Additional
Information
Data code (
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Current image/
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List of Messages
Message
SET THE TIME ZONE,
DATE AND TIME
Explanation
You have not set the time zone, date and time. This message
appears each time you turn the power on until you set the
time zone, date and time.
CHANGE THE
Battery pack is exhausted. Replace or charge the battery
BATTERY PACK
pack.
THE TAPE IS SET FOR
Cassette is protected. Replace the cassette or change the
ERASURE PREVENTION position of the protect switch.
REMOVE THE
Camcorder stopped operating to protect the tape. Unload
CASSETTE
and reload the cassette.
CHECK THE DV INPUT DV cable is not connected, or the connected digital device is
turned off.
CONDENSATION HAS Condensation has been detected in the camcorder.
BEEN DETECTED
TAPE END
Tape reached the end. Rewind the tape or replace the
cassette.
CHECK THE CASSETTE You attempted to perform audio dubbing or AV insert on a
[REC MODE]
tape recorded in a mode other than the SP mode.
CHECK THE CASSETTE You attempted to perform audio dubbing on a tape
[AUDIO MODE]
recorded in 16-bit or 12-bit 4-channel sound.
CHECK THE CASSETTE You attempted to perform audio dubbing or AV insert on a
[BLANK]
tape with a blank section.
HEADS DIRTY, USE
Video heads are dirty. Clean the video heads.
CLEANING CASSETTE
COPYRIGHT PROTECTED You attempted to play back a copyright protected tape.
PLAYBACK IS RESTRICTED
You attempted to dub a copyright protected tape. May also
COPYRIGHT
PROTECTED DUBBING appear when an anomalous signal is received during analog
line-in recording, or during analog-digital conversion of a
RESTRICTED
copyright protected tape.
23
E
14
21
20
88
147
20
51
96
94
147
91
91
Additional
Information
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Memory Card Related Messages
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Message
NO CARD
THE TAPE IS SET FOR
ERASURE PREVENTION
NO IMAGES
CARD ERROR
CARD FULL
NAMING ERROR
UNIDENTIFIABLE
IMAGE
Additional
Information
PRINT ORDER
ERROR
THIS IMAGE CANNOT
BE RECORDED
Explanation
Memory card not is inserted into the camcorder.
SD Memory Card is set for erasure prevention. Replace the
card or change the position of the protect switch.
No images are recorded on the memory card.
A memory card error occurred. The camcorder cannot record
or play back the image.
The error may be temporary. If the message disappears after
4 seconds and flashes red, turn the camcorder off, remove
the card and reinsert the card. If
changes to green, you
can continue recording/playback.
No remaining capacity on the memory card. Replace with
another card or erase images.
File or folder number has reached the maximum value.
Image is recorded in a not compatible JPEG format or
another format not compatible with the camcorder, or the
image file is corrupted.
You attempted to set more than 200 still images in the print
order.
Some analog images cannot be recorded on the memory
card depending on the signal.
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100
114
100
118
102
114
119
108
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Direct Print Related Messages
Message
No Paper
Paper Jam
No Ink
Ink Cassette Error
Recharge the printer
battery
Communication Error
Could not print X
images
Cannot Print!
Set print order
Cannot trim
Readjust trimming
Paper has been
changed
Incompatible paper
size
Paper and ink do not
match
Printer in use
Printer warming up
No printhead
Printer cover open
Media type error
Paper lever error
Low ink level
Printer error
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The printer is experiencing a data transmission error.
You attempted to use the print order settings to print X
images that were made with another camcorder, have a
different format or were edited on a computer.
You attempted to print an image that was made with
another camcorder, has a different format, or was edited on
a computer.
You attempted to print an image from the CARD PLAY (VCR)
menu [\ PRINT] without having set the print order.
You attempted to trim an image with an image size of
160 ×120.
You changed the print style after you set the trimming
settings.
Paper size has been changed between print setting and start
of printing.
You attempted to print on paper that cannot be used with
the camcorder.
The ink cannot be used with the selected paper type.
The printer is printing from a computer or a memory card
inserted into the printer. It automatically starts printing
from the camcorder when current prints are complete.
Printer is warming up. The printer automatically starts
printing when it is ready.
No print head is installed in the printer.
Printer cover is open. Close the printer cover securely.
Wrong paper. Cancel printing and set the paper you chose in
the print settings menu.
Paper lever error occurred. Adjust the paper selection lever
to the proper position.
The ink tank needs to be replaced soon. Prepare a new ink
tank. If you select [Continue] in the error screen, you can
restart printing.
Waste tank is full. You can restart printing by pressing the
RESUME/CANCEL button on the Bubble Jet Printer. Request
replacement of the waste tank at the shop where you
purchased the printer or the nearest Canon customer
support centre listed in the Bubble Jet Quick Start Guide.
Turn off the printer and turn it back on. If the error persists,
consult the nearest Canon customer support centre listed in
the Bubble Jet Quick Start Guide.
Additional
Information
Waste tank full
Explanation
Paper cassette is not correctly inserted or is out of paper.
The paper jammed during printing.
The ink cartridge is not inserted or is out of ink.
There is a problem with the ink cassette.
The printer battery is depleted.
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Maintenance
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Camcorder Handling Precautions
❍ Do not carry the camcorder by the LCD panel or viewfinder.
❍ Do not leave the camcorder in places subject to high temperatures, such as a sunheated car, and high humidity.
❍ Do not use the camcorder in places subject to magnetic or electric fields such as
near the TV transmitters or portable communication devices.
❍ Do not point the lens or viewfinder at strong light sources. Do not leave the
camcorder pointed at a bright subject.
❍ Do not use the camcorder in dusty or sandy places. Dust or sand getting inside the
cassette or camcorder may cause damage. Dust and sand can also damage the lens.
Attach the lens cap after use.
❍ The camcorder is not waterproof. Water, mud or salt getting inside the cassette or
camcorder may cause damage.
❍ Be careful of heat generated by lighting equipment.
❍ Do not disassemble the camcorder. If the camcorder does not function properly,
consult qualified service personnel.
❍ Handle the camcorder with care. Do not subject the camcorder to shocks or
vibration as this may cause damage.
❍ Avoid sudden changes in temperature. Moving the camcorder rapidly between hot
and cold temperatures may cause condensation to form on its internal surfaces
(
147).
Storage
❍ If you do not intend to use the camcorder for a long time, store it in a place free of
dust, in low humidity, and at temperatures not higher than 30˚C.
❍ After storage, check the functions of your camcorder to make sure that the
camcorder is still working properly.
Additional
Information
Cleaning
Camcorder Body and Lens
❍ Use a soft, dry cloth to clean the camcorder body and lens. Never use chemically
treated cloth or volatile solvents such as paint thinner.
LCD Screen
❍ Clean the LCD screen using a commercially available cleaning cloth for glasses.
❍ Condensation may form on the surface of the screen when the temperature
changes suddenly. Wipe it with a soft dry cloth.
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❍ At cold temperatures, the screen may be darker than usual. This is not a
malfunction. The screen returns to normal when the camcorder warms up.
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Video Heads
❍ When the message “HEADS DIRTY, USE CLEANING CASSETTE” appears, or when
the playback picture becomes distorted, the video heads need to be cleaned.
❍ To maintain the best picture quality, we recommend cleaning the video heads
frequently with the Canon DVM-CL Digital Video Head Cleaning Cassette or a
commercially available dry cleaning cassette.
❍ Do not use wet type cleaning cassettes as this may damage the camcorder.
Condensation
Moving the camcorder rapidly between hot and cold temperature may cause
condensation (water droplets) to form on its internal surfaces. Stop using the
camcorder if condensation is detected. Continued use may damage the camcorder.
Condensation may form in the following cases:
When the camcorder is moved from an
air-conditioned room to a warm, humid
place
When the camcorder is moved from a
cold place to a warm room
When the camcorder is left in a humid
room
When a cold room is heated rapidly
Additional
Information
How to avoid condensation:
❍ Unload the cassette, place the camcorder in an airtight plastic bag and let it adjust
to temperature changes slowly before removing it from the bag.
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When condensation is detected:
❍ The camcorder stops operating and the warning message “CONDENSATION HAS
BEEN DETECTED” appears for approx. 4 seconds and h starts flashing.
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❍ If a cassette is loaded, the warning message “REMOVE THE CASSETTE” appears and
v starts flashing. Remove the cassette immediately and leave the cassette
compartment open. Leaving the cassette in the camcorder may damage the tape.
❍ A cassette cannot be loaded when condensation is detected.
Resuming use:
❍ It takes about 1 hour until the water droplets evaporate. After the condensation
warning stops flashing, wait for 1 more hour before resuming use.
Using the Camcorder Abroad
Power Sources
You can use the compact power adapter to operate the camcorder and to charge
battery packs in any country with power supply between 100 and 240 V AC, 50/60 Hz.
Consult the Canon Service Centre for information on plug adapters for overseas use.
Playback on a TV Screen
Additional
Information
You can only play back your recordings on TVs with PAL system. The PAL system is
used in the following countries/areas:
Algeria, Australia, Austria, Bangladesh, Belgium, Brunei, China, Denmark, Finland,
Germany, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Ireland,
Italy, Jordan, Kenya, Kuwait, Liberia, Malaysia, Malta, Mozambique, the Netherlands,
New Zealand, North Korea, Norway, Oman, Pakistan, Portugal, Qatar, Sierra Leone,
Singapore, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Swaziland, Sweden, Switzerland, Tanzania,
Thailand, Turkey, Uganda, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, Yemen, former
Yugoslavia, Zambia.
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Troubleshooting
If you have a problem with your camcorder, refer to this checklist. Consult your dealer
or a Canon Service Centre if the problem persists.
E
Power Source
Problem
Camcorder will not turn
on.
The camcorder switches
off by itself.
Cassette compartment
will not open.
Cassette compartment
stopped during loading/
unloading.
LCD/viewfinder switches
on and off.
Cause
Battery pack is exhausted.
Battery pack is not correctly
attached.
Battery pack is exhausted.
Power save function has
been activated.
Battery pack is exhausted.
Solution
Replace or charge the
battery pack.
Attach the battery pack
correctly.
Replace or charge the
battery pack.
Turn on the camcorder.
Replace or charge the
battery pack.
Cassette compartment cover Open the cassette
compartment cover fully.
is not fully open.
Replace or charge the
Battery pack is exhausted.
battery pack.
Consult a Canon Service
The camcorder
Centre.
malfunctions.
Replace or charge the
Battery pack is exhausted.
battery pack.
14
14
14
26
14
20
14
–
14
Recording/Playback
Buttons will not work.
k flashes on the
screen.
h flashes on the screen.
“Remove the cassette”
appears on the screen.
The wireless controller
will not work.
Camcorder is not turned on.
Cassette is not loaded.
Battery pack is exhausted.
26
20
14
147
20
Change the remote sensor
modes.
47
Replace the batteries.
22
Additional
Information
Condensation is detected.
Camcorder stopped
operating to protect the
tape.
Camcorder and wireless
controller are not set to the
same remote sensor mode.
Batteries of the wireless
controller are exhausted.
Turn on the camcorder.
Load a cassette.
Replace or charge the
battery pack.
See reference page.
Unload and reload the
cassette.
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Recording
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Problem
Image will not appear
on the screen.
“Set the time zone, date
and time” appears on
the screen.
Pressing the start/stop
button will not start
recording.
Camcorder will not
focus.
A vertical light bar
appears on the screen.
Sound is distorted or
recorded in a lower
volume than the actual
volume.
Viewfinder picture is
blurred.
Cause
Camcorder is not set to
CAMERA mode.
Time zone, date and time
are not set, or the backup
battery is exhausted.
Solution
26
Set the camcorder to
CAMERA mode.
23
Set the time zone, date and
time, or replace the backup
battery and reset the date
and time.
26
Camcorder is turned off.
Turn on the power.
20
Cassette is not loaded.
Load a cassette.
20
Rewind the tape or replace
Tape reached the end (
the cassette.
flashes on the screen).
21
Replace the tape or change
Cassette is protected (v
the position of the protect
flashes on the screen).
switch.
26
Set the camcorder to
Camcorder is set to a mode
other than the CAMERA mode. CAMERA mode.
75
Autofocus does not work on Focus manually.
that subject.
18
Adjust the viewfinder with
Viewfinder is not adjusted.
the diopter adjustment lever.
146
Clean the lens.
Lens is dirty.
–
Bright light in a dark scene
may cause a vertical light
–––
bar (smear) to appear. This is
not a malfunction.
–
When recording near loud
sound (such as fireworks,
drums or concerts), sound
–––
may become distorted or
may not be recorded in the
actual sound level. This is
not a malfunction.
18
Adjust the viewfinder with
Viewfinder is not adjusted.
the diopter adjustment lever.
Playback
Additional
Information
Pressing the playback
button does not start
playback.
150
Camcorder is turned off, or is
not set to PLAY (VCR) mode.
Cassette is not loaded.
Tape reached the end (
flashes on the screen).
Image will not appear
[AV/PHONES] is set to
on the TV screen.
[PHONESH] in the menu.
[AV / DV OUT] is set to
[ON].
Tape is running, but
TV/VIDEO selector on the TV
image will not appear
is not set to VIDEO.
on the TV screen.
Video heads are dirty.
You attempted to play back
or dub copyright protected
tape.
No sound from the built- Speaker volume is turned
in speaker.
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Set the camcorder to PLAY
(VCR) mode.
Load a cassette.
Rewind the tape.
35
Set [AV/PHONES] to [AV] in
the menu.
Set [AV / DV OUT] to [OFF].
69
Set the selector to VIDEO.
38
Clean the video heads.
Stop playback/dubbing.
147
91
Adjust the volume with the
selector dial.
37
20
35
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Memory Card Operation
Problem
Memory card cannot be
inserted.
Memory card cannot be
recorded.
Cause
Solution
Memory card was not facing Turn the memory card over
and reinsert it.
the correct direction.
Replace the memory card or
Memory card is full.
erase images.
Format the memory card.
Memory card is not
formatted.
Memory card is not inserted. Insert a memory card.
Set [FILE NUMBERS] to
File number reached
[RESET] and insert a new
maximum value.
memory card.
Change the position of the
SD Memory Card is
protect switch.
protected.
Memory card cannot be Camcorder is not set to
Set the camcorder to CARD
played back.
PLAY (VCR) mode.
CARD PLAY (VCR) mode.
Memory card is not inserted. Insert a memory card.
Image cannot be erased. Image is protected.
Cancel the protection.
Change the position of the
SD memory card is
protect switch.
protected.
Turn off the camcorder.
flashes red.
Card error occurred.
Remove and reinsert the
memory card. Format the
memory card if flashing
persists.
100
118
E
133
100
102
100
114
100
117
100
133
Additional
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System Diagram
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(Availability differs from area to area)
WS-20 Wrist Strap
BP-500 Series
Battery Pack
WD-H37 Wideconverter
CG-570
Battery Charger
SS-800 Shoulder Strap
CB-570 Car Battery Cable
TL-H37 Teleconverter
MiniDV
Video
Cassette
CA-570 Compact
Power Adapter
WL-D79 Wireless
Controller
FS-H37U
Filter Set
CA-570 Compact
Power Adapter
BP-500 Series
Battery Pack
VFL-1 Video Flash Light
S-150 S-video Cable
TV
VL-3 Video Light
STV-250N
Stereo Video Cable
PC-A10 SCART
Adapter
VCR
DM-50 Directional
Stereo Microphone
CV-150F/CV-250F DV Cable
Digital Device
PC Card Adapter
SD Memory Card
BP-900 Series
VL-10Li Battery
Battery Pack*
Video Light
Stereo Microphone
(commercially available)
USB Reader/Writer
FD Adapter
MultiMediaCard
Additional
Information
IFC-300PCU USB Cable
SC-1000 Soft
Carrying Case
Computer
Canon printers with direct print function
* Charging with the CA-920 Compact Power Adapter or CH-910 Dual Battery
Charger/Holder (both optional)
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Optional Accessories
Call or visit your local retailer/dealer for genuine Canon video accessories. You can also
obtain genuine accessories for your Canon camcorder by calling: 1-800-828-4040,
Canon U.S.A. Information Center.
BP-500 Series Battery Packs
BP-512
BP-522
E
BP-535
When you need extra battery packs, select from
the following: BP-511, BP-512, BP-522 or BP535.
CG-570 Battery Charger
The battery charger can be used with the
supplied CA-570 Compact Power Adapter or
the optional CB-570 Car Battery Cable to
charge BP-500 series battery packs.
Battery Pack
BP-508 (MVX100i)
Charging Time*
55 min.
BP-512 (MVX150i/optional)
95 min.
BP-511 (Optional)
95 min.
BP-522 (Optional)
140 min.
BP-535 (Optional)
205 min.
* Charging time varies according to the charging condition.
CB-570 Car Battery Cable
Use the car battery cable with the CG-570
Battery Charger to charge battery packs on the
move. The car battery cable plugs into your
car’s cigarette lighter and runs off a 12-24 V DC
negative ground battery.
TL-H37 Tele-converter
Additional
Information
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 image quality may be degraded at the telephoto side.
• The minimum focusing distance with the Tele-converter is 2.5 m; 2.5 cm at maximum
wide angle.
• When using the assist lamp (White LED) or the VFL-1 Video Flash Light with the Teleconverter attached, the shadow of the Tele-converter may appear on the picture.
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WD-H37 Wide-converter
This lens decreases focal length by a factor of
0.7, giving you a wide perspective for indoor
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shots or panoramic views.
• When using the assist lamp (White LED) or
the VFL-1 Video Flash Light with the Wide-converter attached, the shadow of the
Wide-converter may appear on the picture.
FS-H37U Filter Set
Neutral density and MC protector filters help
you to control difficult lighting conditions.
VL-10Li Battery Video Light
This compact yet powerful video light can be
used for both indoor and outdoor shooting. It
attaches to the camcorder’s accessory shoe and
is powered by BP-900 series battery packs.
• Approximate usage time: BP-915: 60 min., BP-930: 120 min., BP-945: 170 min.
• BP-900 series battery packs are charged with the CA-920 Compact Power Adapter.
VFL-1 Video Flash Light
This video flash light allows you to record still
images and movies even at night or in dark
places. It attaches to the camcorder’s advanced
accessory shoe for cable-free operation.
VL-3 Video Light
Additional
Information
This video light enables you to record brightly
in colour even in dark places. It attaches to the
camcorder’s advanced accessory shoe for cablefree operation.
DM-50 Directional Stereo Microphone
This highly sensitive, super-directional
microphone attaches to the camcorder’s
advanced accessory shoe. It can be used as
directional microphone (monaural) or stereo
microphone.
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WS-20 Wrist Strap
Use this for extra additional protection for
active shooting.
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SC-1000 Soft Carrying Case
A handy camcorder bag with padded
compartments and plenty of space for
accessories.
O
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This mark identifies genuine Canon video accessories. When you
use Canon video equipment, we recommend Canon-brand
accessories or products bearing the same mark.
Additional
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Specifications
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MVX150i/MVX100i
Power supply (rated):
Power consumption
(AF turned on):
Television system:
Video recording system:
Audio recording system:
Image sensor:
Additional
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Tape format:
Tape speed:
Maximum recording time
(80 min. cassette):
Fast forward/rewind time:
Lens:
7.4 V DC
MVX150i: 3.4 W (using viewfinder), 4.6 W (using LCD screen)
MVX100i: 3.4 W (using viewfinder), 4.4 W (using LCD screen)
CCIR standard (625 lines, 50 fields) PAL colour signal
2 rotary heads, helical scanning DV system (Consumer digital VCR
SD system); Digital component recording
Tape: PCM digital sound: 16 bit (48 kHz/2 ch); 12 bit (32 kHz/4 ch)
Card: ADPCM digital sound: 16 bit (16 kHz/1 ch), 4 bit
1/4“ CCD (charge coupled device), approx. 1,330,000 pixels
(Effective pixels: tape: approx. 850,000 pixels, card: approx.
1,230,000 pixels)
Video cassettes bearing the “MiniDV” mark.
SP: 18.83 mm/s, LP: 12.57 mm/s
SP: 80 min., LP: 120 min.
Approx. 2 min. 20 sec. (with a 60 min. cassette)
F1.8-3.0, 16× power zoom, f=4.0-64.0 mm; (card: F1.8-3.0,
15× power zoom, f=4.3-64.0 mm)
Focusing system:
TTL autofocus, manual focusing possible
Minimum focusing distance: 1 m, 1 cm on maximum wide angle
Maximum shutter speed:
1/8,000 sec. (1/250 sec. when using a memory card)
Minimum illumination:
0.5 lx (using the Night mode in CAMERA mode)
Recommended illumination: More than 100 lx
Filter diameter:
37 mm
Viewfinder:
0.33 in., TFT colour LCD, approx. 113,000 pixels
LCD screen:
MVX150i: 3.5 in., TFT Colour, approx. 123,000 pixels
MVX100i: 2.5 in., TFT Colour, approx. 112,000 pixels
Microphone:
Stereo electret condenser microphone
Recording media:
SD Memory Card, MultiMediaCard
Number of recording pixels:
Still image: 1280 × 960, 640 × 480 pixels
Movie: 320 × 240 pixels (approx. 10 sec.), 160 × 120 pixels
(approx. 30 sec.), 12.5 frames/sec.
The figures in brackets represent the maximum length of one
movie clip.
Estimated SD Memory Card 1280 × 960: Superfine: 6 images/Fine: 10 images/Normal 18
images;
SDC-8M capacities:
640 × 480: Superfine: 34 images/Fine 50 images/Normal 84 images
The actual number varies according to the images. Sample images recorded on the supplied SD
Memory Card are to be included in the total number.
File format:
Design rule for Camera File system (DCF), Exif 2.2 compliant,
Digital Print Order Format (DPOF) compliant (still images only)
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.
Image format:
Still image: JPEG (Compression mode: Superfine, Fine, Normal),
Movie: Motion JPEG
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USB terminal:
DV terminal input/output:
AV terminal input/output:
S-video terminal
input/output:
MIC terminal input:
Headphone terminal:
Operating temperatures:
Dimensions:
Weight:
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mini-B
Special 4-pin connector (IEEE 1394 compliant)
ø3.5 mm minijack
Audio input: -10 dBV/40 kohms or more
Audio output: -10 dBV (47 kohm load)/3 kohms or less
Video:
1 Vp-p/75 ohms unbalanced
1 Vp-p/75 ohms (Y signal), 0.3 Vp-p/75 ohms (C signal)
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ø3.5 mm stereo mini-jack
–57 dBV (with 600 ohm mic)/5 kohms or more
ø3.5 mm stereo minijack
0 – 40˚C
75 × 186 × 92 mm
MVX150i: 625 g, MVX100i: 620 g
CA-570 Compact Power Adapter
Power supply:
Power consumption:
Rated output:
Operating temperature:
Dimensions:
Weight:
100 – 240 V AC, 50/60 Hz
17W
8.4 V DC, 1.5 A
0 – 40˚C
52 × 90 × 29 mm
135 g
BP-512/BP-508 Battery Pack
Battery type:
Rated voltage:
Operating temperature:
Battery capacity:
Dimensions:
Weight:
Rechargeable Lithium Ion Battery
7.4 V DC
0 – 40˚C
BP-512: 1100 mAh, BP-508: 800 mAh
38 × 21 × 55 mm
BP-512: 70g, BP-508: 65g
SDC-8M SD Memory Card
8 MB
SD Memory Card standard
0 – 40˚C
32 × 24 × 2.1 mm
2g
Weight and dimensions are approximate. Errors and omissions excepted. Subject to
change without notice.
Additional
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Capacity:
Interface:
Operating temperature:
Dimensions:
Weight:
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12bit audio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 98
16:9 wide screen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49
6-second auto date . . . . . . . . . . . . 84
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Abroad, using the camcorder . . . 148
Accessories. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7, 153
Advanced accessory shoe . . . . 70-74
AF assist lamp* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76
Analog line-in . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89
Analog-digital converter. . . . . . . . 92
Assist lamp*. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56, 76
Audio dubbing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 96
Audio mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68
Auto . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54
Auto Exposure Bracketing . . . . . 107
Autofocus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75
AV insert . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 94
AV/DV . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 92
AV/headphones terminal . . . . 37, 69
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Digital effects . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58
Digital zoom . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
Direct print function . . . . . . . . . . 121
DV dubbing. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90
DV terminal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 88, 99
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Easy recording. . . .
Effects . . . . . . . . . .
Erasing still images
Exposure . . . . . . . .
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Faders . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59
Fast forward . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
File numbers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 102
Focusing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75
Focusing point. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 105
Focus-priority . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 106
Formatting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 133
G
Backup battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Battery charger . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 153
Battery pack . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Beep . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49
Brightness . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
Grip belt . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
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Headphones . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37, 69
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Card animation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 128
Card mix . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 127
Computer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 99, 134
Condensation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 147
Connections - TV . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38
Connections - VCR. . . . . . . . . . . . . 38
Continuous Shooting . . . . . . . . . 106
Copyright signals. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 91
Copying still images . . . . . . . . . . 131
Image quality . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 101
Image stabilizer. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66
Index screen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 115
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LCD mirror mode . . . .
LCD screen. . . . . . . . . .
Lens cap . . . . . . . . . . .
Low light mode. . . . . .
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Magnifying the image . . . . . . . . . 82
Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 146
Manual focus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75
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Memory card . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100
Menus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42-46
Microphone. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68
MIC terminal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68
Movie size . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 102
MultiMediaCard . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100
Multi-image screen . . . . . . . . . . . . 64
My Camera settings . . . . . . . . . . . 48
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Night mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56
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Search select . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 85
Self-timer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67
Shutter sound . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48
Shutter speed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78
Slide show . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 115
SP mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51
Speaker . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37
Sports mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55
Spotlight mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55
Still image quality . . . . . . . . . . . . 101
Still image size . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 101
Stitch Assist mode . . . . . . . . . . . . 110
Super Night mode * . . . . . . . . . . . 56
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Output channel. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41
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Photo search . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 85
Playback - Memory card . . . . . . . 114
Playback - Tape . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
Playback pause . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
Portrait mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55
Power adapter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Print order. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 119
Protect. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 117
Tape protection. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Telephoto . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
Time code . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 140
Time zone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Tripod . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
Troubleshooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . 149
TV Screen. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38, 139
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USB terminal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 134
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Video. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38
Video heads. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 147
Video ID-1 system . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38
Video light. . . . . . . . . . . . 70, 71, 154
Videocassettes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Viewfinder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
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White balance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80
Wide screen. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49
Wireless controller . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
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S1 video terminal . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39
Sample images . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 137
Sand & Snow mode. . . . . . . . . . . . 55
Screen displays . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 139
SD Memory Card . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100
Zero set memory . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 86
Zooming . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
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Record pause mode . . . . . . . . . . . 26
Record review . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
Record search . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
Recording Movies
(memory card). . . . . . . . . . . . . . 112
Recording Movies (tape) . . . . . . . . 26
Recording programs . . . . . . . . . . . 54
Recording Still Images
(memory card). . . . . . . . . . . . . . 104
Recording Still Images (tape) . . . . 52
Recording to a VCR . . . . . . . . . . . . 87
Remote sensor. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47
Rewind . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
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Digital Video Camcorder
Instruction Manual
CANON INC.
English
Canon Europa N.V.
P.O. Box 2262, 1180 EG Amstelveen, the Netherlands
Canon UK Ltd.
Ribcon Way
Luton Bedfordshire LU4 9UR
Telephone 0870-241-2161
Introduction
Canon Australia Pty. Ltd
1 Thomas Holt Drive, North Ryde, N.S.W. 2113, Australia
Telephone 805-2000, Fax 887-4484
Canon New Zealand Ltd
Akoranga Business Park, Akoranga Drive, Northcote, Auckland, New Zealand
Telephone: 489-0300, Fax: 489-0380
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Canon Singapore Pte. Ltd
79 Anson Road #09-01/06, Singapore 079906
Telephone (65)-532-4400, Fax (65)-221-2939
Canon Hongkong Company Ltd
9/F, The Hong Kong Club Building, 3A Chater Road, Central, Hong Kong
Using the
Full Range
of Features
Canon Latin America, Inc.
Sales & Enquiries: 703 Waterford Way Suite 400 Miami, FL 33126 USA
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Using a
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This instruction manual covers the MVX150i and MVX100i. Please note that
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