DIGITAL VIDEO CAMCORDER
ENGLISH
Instruction Manual
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CAMÉSCOPE ET LECTEUR VIDEO NUMÉRIQUES
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VIDEOCÁMARA Y GRABADORA DIGITAL
ESPAÑOL
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Manual de Instrucciones
Mini
A (NTSC)
Digital
Video
Cassette
Important Usage Instructions
WARNING:
TO REDUCE THE RISK OF FIRE OR ELECTRIC SHOCK, DO NOT EXPOSE THIS PRODUCT TO RAIN
OR MOISTURE.
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WARNING:
TO REDUCE THE RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK AND TO REDUCE ANNOYING INTERFERENCE, USE
THE RECOMMENDED ACCESSORIES ONLY.
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COPYRIGHT WARNING:
Unauthorized recording of copyrighted materials may infringe on the rights of copyright owners and
be contrary to copyright laws.
Digital Video Camcorder, XL1
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1) This
device may not cause harmful interference, and (2) this device must accept any interference received, including
interference that may cause undesired operation.
Note: This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for class B digital device, pursuant to Part
15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a
residential installation. This equipment generates, uses and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed
and use in accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio communications. However, there
is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation. If this equipment does cause harmful
interference to radio or television reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user is
encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the following measures:
• Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
• Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
• Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is connected.
• Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
Use of shielded cable is required to comply with class B limits in Subpart B of Part 15 of FCC Rules.
Do not make any changes or modifications to the equipment unless otherwise specified in the manual.
If such changes or modifications should be made, you could be required to stop operation of the equipment.
Canon U.S.A. Inc.
One Canon Plaza, Lake Success, NY 11042, U.S.A.
Tel No. (516)328-5600
Important Warning
CAUTION
RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK
DO NOT OPEN
CAUTION:
TO REDUCE THE RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK, DO
NOT REMOVE COVER (OR BACK). NO USER
SERVICEABLE PARTS INSIDE. REFER SERVICING
TO QUALIFIED SERVICE PERSONNEL.
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The lightning flash with arrowhead symbol, within an
equilateral triangle, is intended to alert the user to
the presence of uninsulated “dangerous voltage”
within the product’s enclosure, that may be of
sufficient magnitude to constitute a risk of electric
shock to persons.
The exclamation point, within an equilateral triangle,
is intended to alert the user to the presence of
important operating and maintenance (servicing)
instructions in the literature accompanying the
product.
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
In these safety instructions the word “product” refers to
the Canon Digital Video Camcorder DM-XL1A and all its
accessories.
1. Read Instructions — All the safety and operating
instructions should be read before the product is
operated.
2. Retain Instructions — The safety and operating
instructions should be retained for future reference.
3. Heed Warnings — All warnings on the product and in
the operating instructions should be adhered to.
4. Follow Instructions — All operating and maintenance
instructions should be followed.
5. Cleaning — Unplug this product from the wall outlet
before cleaning. Do not use liquid or aerosol
cleaners. The product should be cleaned only as
recommended in this manual.
6. Accessories — Do not use accessories not
recommended in this manual as they may be
hazardous.
12. Power Cord Protection — Power cords should be
routed so that they are not likely to be walked on or
pinched by items placed upon or against them. Pay
particular attention to plugs and the point from which
the cords exit the product.
13. Outdoor Antenna Grounding — If an outside antenna
is connected to the product, be sure the antenna is
grounded so as to provide some protection against
voltage surges and built-up static charges. Section
810 of the National Electrical Code, ANSI / NFPA No.
70—1984, provides information with respect to
proper grounding of the mast and supporting
structure, grounding of the lead-in wire to an antenna
discharge unit, size of grounding conductors, location
of antenna discharge unit, connection to grounding
electrodes, and requirements for the grounding
electrode. See figure 1.
EXAMPLE OF ANTENNA GROUNDING AS
PER NATIONAL ELECTRICAL CODE
Fig. 1
ANTENNA
LEAD IN
WIRE
ANTENNA
DISCHARGE
UNIT
(NEC SECTION
810-20)
ELECTRIC
SERVICE
EQUIPMENT
9. Placing or Moving — Do not place on an unstable
cart, stand, tripod, bracket or table. The product may
fall, causing serious injury to a child or adult, and
serious damage to the product.
A product and cart combination should
be moved with care. Quick stops,
excessive force, and uneven surfaces
may cause the product and cart
combination to overturn.
10. Power Sources — The CA-900A/CA-910A Compact
Power Adapter should be operated only from the
type of power source indicated on the marking label.
If you are not sure of the type of power supply to
your home, consult your product dealer or local
power company. Regarding other power sources
such as battery power, refer to instructions in this
manual.
11. Polarization — The CA-900A/CA-910A Compact
Power Adapter is equipped with a polarized 2-prong
plug (a plug having one blade wider than the other).
The 2-prong polarized plug will fit into the power
outlet only one way. This is a safety feature. If you
are unable to insert the plug fully into the outlet, try
reversing the plug. If the plug still fails to fit, contact
your electrician to replace your obsolete outlet. Do
not defeat the safety purpose of the polarized plug.
GROUNDING CONDUCTORS
(NEC SECTION 810-21)
GROUND CLAMPS
NEC - NATIONAL ELECTRICAL CODE
8. Water and Moisture — Hazard of electric shock —
Do not use this product near water or in rainy/moist
situations.
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GROUND
CLAMP
7. Avoid magnetic or electric fields — Do not use the
camera close to TV transmitters, portable
communication devices or other sources of electric or
magnetic radiation. They may cause picture
interference, or permanently damage the camera.
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POWER SERVICE
GROUNDING ELECTRODE
SYSTEM
(NEC ART 250. PART H)
14. Lightning — For added protection of this product
during a lightning storm, or when it is left unattended
and unused for long periods of time, disconnect it
from the wall outlet and disconnect the antenna. This
will prevent damage to the product due to lightning
and power-line surges.
15. Power Lines — An outside antenna system should
not be located in the vicinity of overhead power lines
or other electric light or power circuits, or where it
can fall into such power lines or circuits. When
installing an outside antenna system, extreme care
should be taken to keep from touching such power
lines or circuits as contact with them might be fatal.
16. Overloading — Do not overload wall outlets and
extension cords as this can result in a risk of fire or
electric shock.
17. Objects and Liquid Entry — Never push objects of
any kind into this product through openings as they
may touch dangerous voltage points or short out
parts that could result in a fire or electric shock. Be
careful not to spill liquid of any kind onto the product.
18. Servicing — Do not attempt to service this product
yourself as opening or removing covers may expose
you to dangerous voltage or other hazards. Refer all
servicing to qualified service personnel.
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19. Damage Requiring Service — Disconnect this
product from the wall outlet and all power sources
including battery, and refer servicing to qualified
service personnel under the following conditions:
a. When the power-supply cord or plug is damaged.
b. If any liquid has been spilled onto, or objects have
fallen into, the product.
c. If the product has been exposed to rain or water.
d. If the product does not operate normally even if
you follow the operating instructions. Adjust only
those controls that are covered by the operation
instructions. Improper adjustment of other controls
may result in damage and will often require
extensive work by a qualified technician to restore
the product to its normal operation.
e. If the product has been dropped or the cabinet has
been damaged.
f. When the product exhibits a distinct change in
performance. This indicates a need for service.
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20. Replacement Parts — When replacement parts are
required, be sure the service technician has used
replacement parts that are specified by Canon or that
have the same characteristics as the original part.
Unauthorized substitutions may result in fire, electric
shock or other hazards.
21. Safety Check — Upon completion of any service or
repairs to this product, ask the service technician to
perform safety checks to determine that the product
is in safe operating order.
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Contents
Introduction
Important Usage Instructions ..............................2
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS ........3
Thank you for choosing a Canon ........................6
Introducing the XL1 ............................................7
Preparation
Mounting and Removing XL Lenses ..................8
Adjusting the Viewfinder Unit ..........................10
Attaching the External Microphone ..................12
Powering the XL1 ..............................................13
Loading a Cassette ............................................15
Supporting the Camera ......................................17
Selecting from the Menus ..................................18
Using the Wireless Controller/Tally Lamps ......20
Setting the Date and Time ..................................22
Basic Recording ................................................23
Zooming (for Zoom Lenses) ..............................25
Turning the SuperRange Optical Image
Stabilizer On/Off ..............................................27
Using the ND Filter (for appropriate lenses) ....28
Taking Still Pictures (Photo Mode)....................29
Choosing the Movie Mode (Normal/Frame)......30
Searching and Reviewing While Recording ......31
Using the Various Recording Programs ............32
Activating the Slow Shutter ..............................35
Selecting the Audio Mode ..................................36
Setting the Audio Input — Two Channel
Recording ..........................................................37
Setting the Audio Input — Four Channel
Recording ..........................................................38
Making a Sound Check ......................................39
Fading In and Out Between Scenes ..................40
Setting the Self-Timer ........................................42
Using a Canon Speedlite for Flash Photography
(optional) ..........................................................43
The serial number of this product may be found on the bottom
of the camera. No others have the same serial number as
yours. You should record the number and other vital
information here and retain this book as a permanent record of
your purchase to aid identification in case of theft.
Playback
Playing back a Cassette ......................................51
Displaying Data Code ........................................54
Searching Through Your Recorded “Photos”
(Photo Search) ..................................................55
Connections for Playback on a TV Screen ........56
Editing to a VCR ................................................57
DV Dubbing
(DV terminal conforming to IEEE1394) ..........58
Selecting the Audio Output ................................60
Additional Information
Notes on Using the Batteries..............................62
Camera Holding Styles ......................................65
Maintenance ..............................................................66
Troubleshooting..................................................69
The XL1 System Diagram ................................72
Optional Accessories ..........................................73
Finding Your Way Around the XL1 ..................76
Screen Displays ..................................................80
Specifications ....................................................85
Index ..................................................................86
Date of Purchase
Dealer Purchased From
Dealer Address
Dealer Phone No.
Model Name XL1
Serial No.
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Introduction
Recording
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~ When Making Manual Adjustments ...~
Adjusting the Focus ..........................................44
Adjusting the Exposure ......................................45
Using AE Shift ..................................................46
Using the Zebra Pattern......................................47
Adjusting the Gain ............................................48
Adjusting the White Balance..............................49
Thank you for choosing a Canon
First, we’d like to thank you for purchasing this Canon camcorder. Its advanced technology makes it very
easy to use — you will soon be making high-quality videos which will give you pleasure for years to come.
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For quick reference (in addition to the contents and index) please refer to:
• Finding your way around the camcorder (p. 76)
• Screen displays (p. 80)
Note that capital letters are used to refer to settings displayed in the menus and buttons labelled on the
camcorder itself e.g. Press the EJECT button.
The XL1 is supplied with the following accessories:
Two AAA batteries
SS-1000 Shoulder
Strap
Lens cap
BP-927 Battery Pack
CA-900/CA-910
Compact Power Adapter
Lithium button battery
DC-900 DC Coupler
S-150 S-video Cable
STV-150 Stereo Video
Cable
Digital Video Cassette
SP-100 Shoulder pad
Body cap
16× Zoom Lens
(with soft case)
Stereo microphone
Dust cap
Lens hood
Introduction
WL-D2000 Wireless
Controller
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Introducing the XL1
Digital Video
XL1 conforms to the new digital video
standard to give you outstanding picture quality.
It is fitted with a DV terminal for digital-to-digital
dubbing (IEEE 1394 standard).
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Interchangeable Lens System
A super-flexible system with an unbeatable range.
XL1 maximizes your options with a focal range of
between 24 and 2160 mm (35mm camera
equivalents), made possible through the use of XL
and EF lenses.
EF Adapter (optional)
3CCD System with Pixel Shift
Technology
Superb picture quality results from using a larger
light capturing area for each pixel (and fewer
pixels) to give higher sensitivity, higher SN ratio
and a greater dynamic range, and then horizontally
shifting the green CCD to ensure high image
resolution. In addition, you can now get stunningly
clear still pictures from video action.
SuperRange Optical Image Stabilizer
Canon’s latest advances in stabilization technology
give you steadier images than ever before, even at
the furthest reaches of the zoom range. Essential to
this is a new feedback system, which boosts
suppression performance for low frequency
vibration.
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From wide-angle to 16× telephoto — with
unparalleled optical quality. The digital zoom
doubles this magnification for even more dramatic
results.
PCM Digital Audio
Offers you stunning digital sound — 16-bit for
highest quality sound, and two 12-bit modes for
the playback of audio-dubbed cassettes, or
simultaneous recording (and independent output)
of 4 audio channels.
Multi-View Finder
Slide the professional style (180,000 pixel) color
viewfinder across to the position that suits your
individual line of sight — whether you use your
left or right eye. What’s more, you can set the
viewpoint from close-range to open-range at the
flick of a switch.
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A valuable accessory is the EF Adapter that fits
onto the XL1 to allow you to use Canon EF lenses
(that have manual focusing). The difference in size
between the XL1’s CCD and 35 mm film means
that the effective focal length of the EF lens is
multiplied by 7.2×. A 300 mm lens, for example,
can be transformed into an incredible 2,160 mm
super telephoto.
16× (32× Digital) Zoom Lens
as Standard
Manual Control
Choose to operate the XL1 using the Manual
recording program to access the complete set of
manual functions, for exceptional creative
freedom.
Shoulder Supported Design
The slim line styling of the XL1 allows you to
support the camera against the front of your
shoulder when recording. Alternatively, operate the
camera using the top recording controls located on
the handle — which functions as a second
gripping position for low-angle shooting.
Magnesium Alloy Casing
The XL1 is cast from magnesium alloy to provide
heavy-duty protection from a lightweight body.
High Performance Lenses
XL lenses resolve over 600 TV lines to give an
extraordinarily sharp image. By exceeding the DV
standard of 530 TV lines, The Canon lens delivers
greater visual “sharpness” through its higher
sensitivity in the all important 100 to 250 TV line
resolution area.
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Mounting and Removing XL Lenses
Any lens bearing the
mark can be used with this camcorder.
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Mounting the lens
1. Remove the dust cap from the lens and the body cap from the camcorder.
2. Align the red dot on the camera body with the mount positioning point (the red dot) on the
lens, then turn the lens clockwise until it clicks and locks into place.
Preparation
Removing the lens
LENS RELEASE
1. Slide and hold the LENS RELEASE switch and turn the lens counter-clockwise until it
stops. Then, remove the lens from the camera body.
2. When you are not using the lens or camera, be sure to replace the dust cap and body cap.
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Attaching the Lens Hood
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1. Remove the lens cap.
2. Align the hood with the lens lengthways, and the Canon logo facing to the left.
3. Twist it 90° into position (clockwise), so that the Canon logo is to the top.
• You do not need to assert any pressure — screw the hood lightly into place.
4. Finally, tighten the locking screw.
Preparation
• To remove, reverse the above procedure.
Since the lens hood cuts stray light that may cause flare and ghost images and protects the lens, be sure to
attach the hood when you are recording.
Lens settings
There are four functions which can only be adjusted using controls on the lens:
• Optical Image stabilizer (p. 27)
• ND Filter (p. 28)
• Push Autofocus (p. 44)
• Manual Focus (p. 44)
Notes:
• Make sure that the camera is turned off before mounting or removing the lens.
• To avoid damaging the lens or camera, place them on a table or secure surface when mounting or
removing the lens.
• Use only lenses bearing the
mark. You cannot use VL mount lenses with this camcorder.
• If you turn the camera on without a lens attached the caution “CHECK THE LENS” is displayed for a few
seconds. “LENS” then flashes continuously in the viewfinder. Turn the camera off and mount a lens.
(“LENS” also flashes if only the optional EF Adapter XL or Extender XL 1.6 × is attached.)
When the lens is removed from the camcorder, avoid contact with the exposed parts inside the camera (such
as the CCD area). If such parts require cleaning, do so with a commercially available lens cleaning kit,
making sure that the camera is turned off first.
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Adjusting the Viewfinder Unit
The camera is supplied with the viewfinder unit and cable attached to the camera.
• Check that the viewfinder cable is firmly attached to the camcorder.
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• Remove the protective rubber from around the locking screw.
Adjusting for left eye/right eye operation
Preparation
1, 2
3
You can slide the viewfinder unit along the bracket
to a position that best suits you — for use with
either the left or right eye.
1. Loosen the locking screw and slide the
unit to the position you require along the
bracket.
2. Tighten the locking screw.
3. Switch the eye cup around (if necessary).
• Slide and hold the release lever on the
underside of the viewfinder and then twist the
eye cup counter-clockwise (until the mark on
the eye cup lines up with the mark on the
viewfinder) to allow you to remove it from
the viewfinder. Replace, with the eye cup
facing the opposite direction, by lining up the
marks and twisting the cup clockwise until it
locks into place.
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Right eye use
Left eye use
Adjusting to your viewing point
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To monitor the scene with your eye near to the
viewfinder turn the EYE POINT SELECT switch
to NEAR. To view the scene at a distance from the
viewfinder, turn the switch to FAR.
NEAR
FAR
EYE POINT SELECT
Adjusting to your eyesight
• In record pause mode, turn the viewfinder
focusing ring (focusing the display between –5
and +2) to suit your eyesight.
• The viewfinder rotates through 270° to give a
choice of shooting positions.
Preparation
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Attaching the External Microphone
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Preparation
1. Loosen the microphone attachment screw on the viewfinder unit and insert the
microphone into the microphone clamp.
2. Align the mark on the microphone with the mark on the clamp and tighten the screw to
hold the microphone firmly in place.
3. Plug the microphone cable to the camera’s MIC terminals.
Note:
• Make sure that the camera is turned off before attaching or removing the microphone cable.
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Powering the XL1
Before operating your camera, you will need to use the power adapter to:
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provide power from an AC outlet
or
charge a battery pack
Notes:
• The power adapter converts current from a household power socket (100–240 V AC, 50/60 Hz) to the DC
current used by your camera.
• If the adapter is used next to a TV, it may cause the TV to emit noise — move the adapter away from the
TV or the antenna cable.
Connecting the camera to an AC outlet
Preparation
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2
3
4
Use the power adapter and the DC coupler to provide your camera with instant power from an AC outlet.
1. Attach the DC coupler to the camera.
• Align the triangle on the DC coupler with the line on the camera.
• Slide the coupler up in the direction of the arrow, until it clicks into place.
2. Connect the DC coupler to the adapter.
3. Plug the adapter into an AC outlet.
4. Detach the DC coupler after use.
• Press and hold the BATT. RELEASE button, while you slide the coupler down.
• Always turn the camera off before removing the power source.
When replacement or repair of any product including power supply is required, please return it to the
nearest authorized Canon Service Center and have it repaired or replaced with the same number product
or equivalent.
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Charging and attaching the battery pack
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Preparation
Your battery pack was partially charged before it left the factory. It should have enough power for you to
check that your camera is working properly. However, you must charge the battery pack fully if you want it
to power the camera for more than a few minutes.
1. Attach the battery pack to the power adapter.
• Align the triangle on the battery pack with the line on the power adapter.
• Slide the battery across until it clicks into place.
• Make sure the DC coupler is not connected.
2. Plug the adapter into an AC outlet.
• The charge indicator flashes red to show that charging is in progress. Single flashes mean that the
battery pack is less than 50% charged. Double flashes mean that it is between 50% and 75% charged.
Triple flashes mean that it is more than 75% charged.
• The indicator glows steadily when the battery pack is fully charged.
3. Take the battery pack off the adapter and attach it to the camera.
• Align the triangle on the battery pack with the line on the camcorder, then slide the battery up in the
direction of the arrow until it clicks into place.
4. Remove the battery pack after use.
• Press and hold the BATT. RELEASE button, while you slide the battery down.
• Always turn the camera off before removing the power source.
Notes:
• You can find detailed notes for using the batteries in the “Notes on Using the Batteries” on p. 62. These
notes include charging and recording times and how to install the back-up battery.
• Using the optional CH-900 Dual Battery Charger/Holder you can power the camera from two battery
packs for longer continuous recording. You can exchange the battery packs independently without cutting
the power to the camcorder. In addition, the CH-900 can charge two batteries consecutively when it is
connected to an AC outlet.
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Loading a Cassette
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Use videocassettes marked with the
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logo only.*
Loading and unloading
1. Make sure that you have inserted a power source.
2. Slide the EJECT 5 button across to release the cover.
Preparation
• Wait a couple of seconds for the cassette compartment to open automatically.
3. Load or unload the cassette.
• Insert the cassette gently with the window facing out.
• Remove the cassette by pulling it straight out.
4. Press the PUSH mark on the compartment until it clicks.
5. Click the cover back into place.
*
Mini
is a trade mark.
Notes:
• After loading a cassette, use record search (p. 31) to find the point where you want to start recording.
• Do not interfere with the cassette compartment while it is opening or closing automatically, or attempt to
close the cover.
• Do not leave the cassette in the camera after use — return it to its case and store it in a cool, clean, dry
place.
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Protecting tapes from accidental erasure
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REC
SAVE
REC
SAVE
Preparation
To protect your recording from accidental erasure, slide the tab on the cassette so that it exposes the hole
and the red mark. (This switch position is usually labeled SAVE or ERASE OFF.)
If you load this cassette and put the camera in record pause mode (p. 23), “THE TAPE IS SET FOR
ERASURE PREVENTION” is displayed for approx. 4 seconds and then the v mark flashes in the display.
The camera also shows the above phrase if you accidentally press the 2 (record) button with the camera
switched to VCR mode.
If you want to record on the cassette again, slide the tab back so the hole is closed, and the red mark
covered.
Handling cassettes
• To protect the tape heads, transfer cassettes directly from the tape case to the camcorder — do not open
the tape protect cover or touch the tape itself.
• Do not use cassettes where the tape has been damaged or rejoined — they may damage the camcorder.
• Do not insert anything into the small holes on the cassette or cover them with cellophane tape.
• Handle cassettes with care — dropping them or exposing them to external shocks may cause internal
damage.
• Store cassettes in the provided case, rewinding them to the start of the tape first, and then storing them
upright.
• A cassette with metal plated terminals may become dirty with use, affecting information transfer.
Therefore, after using a tape around ten times, be sure to clean the terminals with a cotton wool bud.
Cassette memory
You are unable to use the cassette memory function with this camcorder.
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Supporting the Camera
Prepare the lens cap
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• Attach/remove the lens cap as shown.
Attach the SP-100 shoulder pad
• For extra comfort and control, attach the shoulder
pad to the camera.
• Clip the adapter unit onto the base of the
camcorder and tighten the fixing screw using a
coin.
• When you are not using the shoulder pad, fold it
in towards the camera until it clicks into the
storage position.
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Adjust the grip belt
• Adjust the length of the grip belt strap so that
you can operate the start/stop button and zoom
control effectively.
Attach the shoulder strap
• For extra security and portability, attach the
shoulder strap before using the camera
• Pass the ends through the attachment bars and
adjust the length as shown.
Notes:
• Be careful not to leave the viewfinder exposed to bright sunlight, or it may damage the LCD. (The light is
concentrated by the viewfinder lens.) Either turn the EYE POINT SELECT switch to the FAR setting, or
change the angle of the viewfinder to move it out of direct sunlight.
• Place the camera on a table or secure surface when attaching the shoulder pad, grip belt or strap.
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Selecting from the Menus
Many of the camera’s advanced functions are selected from menus which appear in the viewfinder.
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There are two main menus:
1. Camera menu (when the camera is in record pause mode: the POWER dial set to a
recording program.)
2. VCR menu (when the POWER dial is set to VCR)
Camera menu (CAM. MENU)
CAM . M ENU
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1 Zebra pattern . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .p. 47
2 16:9 effect . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .p. 41
3 Movie mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .p. 30
4 Remote sensor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .p. 21
5 Tally lamp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .p. 21
6 Audio mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .p. 36
7 Audio 1 Input . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .p. 37
8 Audio 2 Input . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .p. 38
9 Recording mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .p. 24
0 Date/time set . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .p. 22
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S E LE CT SET
[ME NU ] C LO SE
ZEBRA • • • • • • •ON
16 :9 • • • • • • • •ON
MO V IE MODE • •NORMA L
SENSO R • • • • • •ON
TA LLY LAM P • •ON
AUD IO MO DE • • 16 bit
AUD IO 1 IN • •L INE
AUD IO 2 IN • • –––
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CAM . M ENU
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S E LE CT SET
[ME NU ] C LO SE
MO V IE MODE • •NORMA L
SENSO R • • • • • •ON
TA LLY LAM P • •ON
AUD IO MO DE • • 16 bit
AUD IO 1 IN • •L INE
AUD IO 2 IN • • –––
REC M O DE • • • •SP
D /T IM E SE T • •JAN . 1 ,1998
12 :00 AM
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VCR menu
1 Tally lamp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .p. 21
2 Remote sensor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .p. 21
3 Recording mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .p. 24
4 Mix balance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .p. 60
5 Output channel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .p. 61
6 Data code . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .p. 54
7 Date/time select . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .p. 22
8 Date/time set . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .p. 22
VCR MENU
1
3
5
7
S E LE CT SET
[ME NU ] C LO SE
T A L L Y LAM P • •ON
SENSOR • • • • • •ON
REC MODE • • • •SP
M IX SE L ECT • •F IXED
OUT PUT CH • • •L /R
DATA CODE • • •DATE /T IM E
D /T IM E SEL • •DA TE & T IM E
D /T IM E SET • •J AN . 1 ,1998
12 :00
0 AM
Turn to the appropriate page for a detailed explanation of each function.
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2
4
6
8
E
1
3, 7
VCR
OFF
MENU
POWER
A
Tv
Av
M
START/
PHOTO
STOP
SELF TIMER
ZOOM
W
T
ON SCREEN DATA CODE
4, 5, 6
MENU
2
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Turn the POWER dial to a recording program or to VCR.
Slide open the red cover to reveal the menu operation keys.
Press the MENU button to open the menu.
Press r or t cursor key to move the arrow up or down the display.
Press the e cursor key to select your chosen option from the menu.
• Your selected option remains on the screen and all other options are removed.
Preparation
6. Press the r or t cursor keys to choose its setting.
• You can return to the full menu by pressing the e cursor key.
7. Press the MENU button to close the menu.
• Close the red cover to hide the menu operation keys.
Notes:
• You can only see eight options on the screen at the same time. Pointers at the top/bottom of the screen
indicate that there are more options that you can scroll through.
• You may often find it convenient to use the wireless controller to move around the menus. Press its
MENU button to enter/leave the menu and use its cursor keys in place of those on the camera itself. (In
step 6 however, use the 4 cursor key to return to the full menu.)
• You can display the menus on a connected TV screen using the wireless controller’s ON SCREEN button.
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Using the Wireless Controller/Tally Lamps
The supplied wireless controller can operate the
camera from a distance of up to 16 feet (5 m).
Point it at either of the camera’s remote sensors
while you press the buttons.
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The tally lamps light up to let you know that the
camera is in range and responding to your
commands.
There are five functions which can only be
operated using the wireless controller:
• Special playback (p. 53)
• TV-screen displays (p. 80)
• Data code on/off (p. 54)
• Photo search (p. 55)
• Self-timer (p. 42)
Inserting batteries
Preparation
Insert two AAA batteries, following the = and markings. Be careful not to reverse the polarity of
the batteries.
Notes:
• When using the wireless controller in brightly lit places or outdoors, the effective range will be less.
• The camera may have difficulty picking up the remote control signals at extremely close range.
• Do not leave the controller exposed to direct sunlight, or in hot or humid places.
• When the batteries run out, replace them both together.
• Make sure the shoulder strap does not obstruct the tally sensors.
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Turning off the remote sensors
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The remote sensors can be turned off to prevent interference from other Canon wireless controllers being
used nearby.
SENSOR••••••OFF
(see p. 18)
1. Open either the camera or the VCR menu, and point the arrow at SENSOR.
2. Select the OFF setting and close the menu.
• S OFF appears in the viewfinder.
Turning off the tally lamps
The tally lamps let you know that the camera is
recording. However, the flashing of the front lamp
may be reflected into the lens during close-up
recording, or when recording through glass.
You may therefore decide to turn them off.
Preparation
TALLY LAMP••OFF
(see p. 18)
1. Open either the camera menu or the VCR menu, and point the arrow at TALLY LAMP.
2. Select the OFF setting and close the menu.
• The tally lamps no longer flash during recording, but they will still light up when the camera receives
a signal from the wireless controller.
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Setting the Date and Time
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MENU
The date and/or time display forms part of the data code. You can choose to display or hide it during
playback (see p. 54).
Set the date and time display when you first start using your camera. Install the backup battery before you
begin (see p. 63).
Preparation
1. Turn the POWER dial to a recording program or to VCR.
2. Open the menu and select D/TIME SET.
• The year display starts to flash in the viewfinder.
3. Press the r or t cursor key to change the year. Press the e cursor key to move to another
part of the display.
• Press once to scan a year at a time. Press and hold to scan quickly.
• Once you move from the year, the next part of the display starts flashing.
4. Set the months, days, hours, and minutes in the same way.
5. Press the MENU button when finished, and to start the clock.
• The date can be set to any year between 1997 and 2020.
• If you press the MENU button in the middle of setting the date and time the seconds are set to zero, you
leave the menu, and the clock starts.
• If you press the e cursor key after setting the minutes, the seconds are set to zero, the clock starts and you
return to the full menu. (When using the remote control, use the 4 cursor key instead. Pressing the e
cursor key returns you to the end of step 2, to let you set the date and time again from the start.)
Setting the display style
D/TIME SEL.•DATE & TIME
(see p. 18)
1.
2.
3.
4.
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Turn the POWER dial to VCR.
Open the VCR menu and select D/TIME SEL.
Choose between DATE, TIME and DATE & TIME.
Press the MENU button to close the menu.
Basic Recording
START/STOP
E
1
VCR
OFF
POWER
A
Tv
Av
M
2
STANDBY
Before you start recording
•
•
•
•
•
Attach a power source (p. 13).
Load a cassette (p. 15).
Remove the lens cap and fasten the shoulder pad (p. 17).
Adjust the viewfinder (p. 10).
Choose your grip — side or top (p. 65).
You may also want to install the backup battery (p. 63) in order to set the date and time display (p. 22).
1. Turn the POWER dial to [p .
• This selects the camera’s Easy Recording program. It allows you to simply point and shoot without
making any manual adjustments (see pp. 44-50).
• The camera power indicator lights up red and PAUSE appears in the viewfinder — the camera is now
in “record pause mode”.
• The camera will turn itself off if you leave it in record pause mode for more than about five minutes.
To return to record pause mode, press and hold the STANDBY button for a few moments, or set the
POWER dial to OFF and then back to a recording program.
2. Press the start/stop button to begin recording.
• There are two start/stop buttons, to give you control from both gripping positions.
• The tally lamps flash rapidly and REC appears in the viewfinder.
3. Press the start/stop button again to pause recording.
• The camera returns to record pause mode and PAUSE reappears in the viewfinder.
• You can stop and restart recording as often as you like by pressing the start/stop button.
Using the STANDBY button
As long as the POWER dial is set to a recording program, you can use the STANDBY button to turn the
camera on and off. This makes it easy to save battery power, and prevents accidental operation of the
start/stop button.
Press and hold the STANDBY button for a few moments to enter/leave standby mode. When the camera
enters standby mode, ENTERING POWER STANDBY is shown in the viewfinder.
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Recording
To record
When you have finished recording
E
•
•
•
•
Replace the lens cap.
Unload the cassette.
Set the POWER dial to OFF.
Disconnect the power source.
Notes:
• To check that the camera is recording correctly, make a test recording first.
• Before making important recordings, clean the video heads using a Canon DVM-CL Digital Video Head
Cleaning Cassette or a commercially available digital video head cleaning cassette.
Changing the recording mode (SP/LP)
You can record and play back a tape in SP (standard play) and LP (long play) modes. LP extends tape usage
by 1.5 times.
To switch to LP mode, select REC MODE from the camera or VCR menu, select LP and then close the
menu (for instructions on how to use the menus, refer to page 18).
REC MODE••••LP
Recording
(see p. 18)
Notes:
• If you record in both modes on the same tape, the picture may become distorted during playback and the
time code may not be written correctly.
• When the camera is set to LP mode, pausing between recordings may produce mosaic-like noise.
• A tape recorded in LP mode on another camcorder may produce mosaic-like noise when played back on
this camcorder, and vice versa.
Turning the camera recording displays ON/OFF
You can show/hide non-essential camera recording
displays by pressing the EVF DISPLAY button.
Note:
• You cannot hide the time code or recording
condition (REC, PAUSE etc.) displays.
EVF DISPLAY
ON/OFF
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Zooming (for Zoom Lenses)
T
Zoom in
T
E
T
W
W
Zoom out
W
VCR
OFF
A
Tv
Av
M
POWER
D.EFFECT
SELECT
ON/OFF
Optical zoom (16× for standard lens)
Operate the zoom controls from either the side grip or the camera handle.
Turn the zoom control towards W to zoom out to wide-angle.
Turn it towards T to zoom in to telephoto.
The T and W buttons on the wireless controller and the camera handle adjust the picture angle, but not the
zoom speed.
Notes:
• When the lens is at the extreme wide-angle position, you can focus on a subject as close as 13/16 in
(2 cm).
• Since the zoom changes the picture angle, when using the high speed zoom there are cases when the
autofocus can not keep pace with the zoom speed.
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Recording
You can also zoom in and out using the lens’s zoom ring.
To control the speed of zooming (using the zoom control on the side grip and the lens’s zoom ring):
• Move the control/ring slightly to zoom slowly.
• Turn it further to zoom more quickly. (The further you turn the zoom control/ring, the faster the zoom
speed.)
32× digital zoom
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Activate the digital zoom to double the camera’s zoom range.
The zoom control continues to work as usual — the camera automatically switches between optical
zooming and digital zooming.
• Image resolution is slightly lower when the magnification exceeds the optical zoom range.
Activating the digital zoom
1. Turn the POWER dial to any recording program.
2. Press the D.EFFECT SELECT button to move through the list of effects in the viewfinder,
until you reach D.ZOOM.
• The flashing display changes to show which
effect you can select.
• The camera only displays selectable effects.
D . Z OO M
S L OW S . 3 0
S L OW S . 1 5
No Display
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S L OW S . 8
3. Press the D.EFFECT ON/OFF button to activate the digital zoom.
Recording
• D.ZOOM is shown constantly in the viewfinder.
4. The digital zoom will remain activated until you press the D.EFFECT ON/OFF button to
deactivate it. When deactivated, D.ZOOM flashes in the viewfinder and you can then
press the D.EFFECT SELECT button to select a different digital effect, or to turn the
digital effects off completely by choosing the blank display.
Notes:
• You cannot select a different digital effect while the digital zoom is still activated.
• The digital zoom remains programmed until you turn it off.
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Turning the SuperRange Optical Image Stabilizer On/Off
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STABILIZER
ON OFF
The Optical Image Stabilizer can compensate for a wide range of camera movement — you can record
stable images even if you are shooting from a moving car.
Before you start recording, slide the STABILIZER switch on the video lens to turn the image stabilizer on
or off.
Notes:
• The image stabilizer is designed to deal with a normal degree of camera shake.
• Keep the image stabilizer turned off when the camera is mounted on a tripod.
• Sliding the switch to OFF has no effect when the camera is set to the [ Easy Recording program.
• The image stabilizer is not as effective as usual when the Extender XL 1.6× (optional) is attached.
Recording
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Using the ND Filter (for appropriate lenses)
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ND FILTER
OFF ON
On bright days or when recording very bright scenes, despite the iris being at its smallest aperture, blurring
of the image may occur. In such cases, using an ND filter should remove this problem. The 16× zoom lens
XL comes with a built-in ND filter.
The ND FILTER switch is located on the body of the XL lens.
Recording
Slide the ND FILTER switch to ON to use the filter.
• ND is shown continuously in the display while the ND filter is switched on.
When the camera is set to the Easy or Auto Recording programs (and the XL lens is attached):
- ND ON flashes in the viewfinder to advise you to switch the ND filter on.
- ND ON with the “ON” flashing advises you to fit an external ND filter or that the light conditions are still
too bright, despite having switched the ND filter on.
- ND OFF with the “OFF” flashing warns you that the ND filter is no longer suitable for the current
conditions. Set the ND FILTER switch to OFF.
Note:
• Make sure you reset the white balance, if you were using a manual white balance before you turned the
ND filter on.
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Taking Still Pictures (Photo Mode)
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PHOTO
VCR
OFF
POWER
A
Tv
Av
M
PHOTO
STANDBY
You can record still pictures like a photograph. The camera records the picture to tape for approximately 6
seconds. The exposure is automatically adjusted.
There are two PHOTO buttons, to let you take still images from both gripping positions.
1. Set the camera to standby mode (turn the POWER dial to a recording program).
2. Press the PHOTO button lightly.
3. Press the PHOTO button fully down to take the still picture.
• The camera takes the image almost immediately, and then records the “photo” to the tape for
approximately 6 seconds. During this time the camera also records the sound, and the viewfinder also
shows the still picture.
• A counter display is shown, that counts up to 6 secs as the camcorder records the picture.
disappears from the viewfinder.
Notes:
• While the camera records the still, you cannot use the camera functions (POWER dial/STANDBY button
do not respond until recording is complete). This applies even when you haven’t loaded a cassette.
• The wireless controller’s PHOTO button has no half-way setting, press the button and the camera soon
takes the “photo”.
• For even greater versatility attach a Canon Speedlite for flash photography (available as an optional
accessory, see page 43).
• Only take “photos” where it is bright enough to see the image in the viewfinder.
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Recording
• “PHOTO” flashes at the bottom right of the viewfinder.
• During autofocus
flashes white in the viewfinder as the camcorder adjusts the focus and exposure
and it is displayed continuously as a green mark when the camera is ready to take the still picture.
(The focus, exposure and zoom are now locked. Also you cannot turn the image stabilizer on /off.)
• To change the still picture before recording: release the button, select a new picture and then press
down the PHOTO button lightly once more.
• If the subject is unsuitable for autofocus (p. 70), the camera may not be able to focus, and
may
coutinue to flash in the viewfinder. In this case: override the focus temporarily using the lens’ manual
focusing ring (p. 44). The green mark lights up.
• If you are recording using manual focus (p. 44), the
mark will light up green when you first press
the PHOTO button. Focus the camera using the manual focusing ring.
Choosing the Movie Mode (Normal/Frame)
The Frame mode can be used when you want to look at a video, scene by scene, free from field slippage
(the “flicker” that normally occurs when you pause a video). The vertical resolution of the image is
improved by 1.5×. During playback, pause the video any time you like to view a crystal clear still image in
the display or on a connected TV screen. It is also possible to transfer your favorite still pictures to a PC for
image enhancement and print out.
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MOVIE MODE••FRAME
(see p. 18)
1. Turn the POWER dial to any recording program except Easy Recording.
2. Open the camera menu, and point the arrow at MOVIE MODE.
3. Choose the FRAME setting and close the menu.
• FRAME appears in the viewfinder.
Recording
Notes:
• To return to normal video shooting, you need to re-select NORMAL from MOVIE MODE at the camera
menu.
• Frame mode cannot be used with the Easy Recording program, on the slow shutter digital effects.
• Frame video may not appear completely smooth during normal playback.
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Searching and Reviewing While Recording
Record search
E
When the camera is in record pause mode, you can
use record search to play the tape forwards or
backwards to find the point where you want to start
or restart recording.
REC
SEARCH
1. Make sure the camera is in record pause mode.
2. Press and hold the REC SEARCH + or – button while you check the picture in the
viewfinder.
• The + button plays the recording forwards and the – button plays it backwards.
3. Release the button when you find the point where you want to start recording.
• The camera returns to record pause mode.
Record review
When the camera is in record pause mode, you can use record review to play back the last few seconds of
your recording and then return automatically to record pause mode.
Recording
1. Make sure the camera is in record pause mode.
2. Press and release the c (record review) button while you check the picture in the
viewfinder.
• The camera rewinds the tape, plays back the last few seconds, and returns to record pause mode.
Note:
• Noise may appear on the screen during record search and record review.
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Using the Various Recording Programs
E
VCR
OFF
POWER
A
Tv
Av
M
The camera provides you with a choice of six recording programs. They use different combinations of
camera settings in order to adjust the exposure and other functions to match the recording situation.
The name of your selected recording program appears constantly on the left of the display, with the
exception of the Easy Recording program whose [ mark is displayed and then disappears after 4 seconds.
Recording
Notes:
• Avoid changing programs during recording as the brightness of the image may change suddenly.
• The specialized AE programs are not suitable for all kinds of lighting. The image may flicker, or a bright
line may appear on the screen if you use them in the wrong lighting conditions.
Easy Recording
The simplest way to use the camera is with the
POWER dial set to the [ position. The camera
will take care of focus, exposure and other
adjustments, leaving you free to point and shoot.
If you select this Easy Recording program, you cannot use:
• Frame movie mode
• Exposure lock or adjust the aperture
• White balance settings
• AGC gain
• Shutter settings
• 16:9 effect
• Slow shutter effects
• Fade trigger
Also, turning off the autofocus and image stabilizer at the lens has no effect.
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[
Auto
In normal recording conditions, set the POWER
dial to n (Auto). This is the same as the Easy
Recording program, except that you now have the
option of using any of the camera’s manual
functions — you can adjust focus and exposure, set
the white balance, and so on.
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AUTO
A
Manual
Select this program for total creative freedom when
operating the camcorder. You can set aperture and
shutter speeds completely independently to give
you exactly the exposure you require.
M
There are 27 shutter speed settings, between 1/60
and 1/15000 of a second and 27 aperture values,
between f/1.6 and f/16 (you can also close the iris.)
Spotlight
The exposure is automatically adjusted for
glare-free recordings of subjects lit by a
concentrated light source.
SPOTLIGHT
Recording
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Giving priority to shutter speed (shutter-priority: Tv)
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Use this program to let you select the shutter
speed.
The camera sets the appropriate aperture
(F number) automatically to give the correct
exposure.
When you turn the POWER dial to Tv, the current
shutter speed is shown in the viewfinder. Select
your desired shutter speed by pressing the
SHUTTER r and t buttons.
Tv 1000
Tv
You can choose 9 shutter speeds between 1/60 and 1/15,000 of a second.
• If you try to set a shutter speed that is either too high or too low for the shooting conditions, the indicator
flashes in the viewfinder. In this case, increase or decrease the setting until the flashing stops, or slide the
ND FILTER switch ON/OFF as appropriate before changing the setting.
Notes:
• You can also set the XL1 for slow shutter shooting using the slow shutter digital effects (p. 35).
• When recording in extreme low-light conditions, we recommend the use of a Canon Speedlite or Video
Light (available as optional accessories, see page 73).
Recording
Giving priority to the aperture (aperture-priority: Av)
Use this program to let you select the aperture (iris
diameter) to give you maximum control over the
depth of field.
A large F number (a small aperture) gives a greater
depth of field.
Av F2.8
Av
• Under very bright conditions when you have set the F number to f/16, blurring of the image may occur.
Check the image in the viewfinder while setting the aperture.
• When a lens that has a built-in ND filter is attached, if you switch the filter on, the intensity of the light is
reduced and the image in the viewfinder may go dark. In such a case, switch the filter off and change the
aperture setting.
• When shooting in the [ (Easy Recording) or n (Auto) programs on bright sunny days outdoors, the
camera may display “ND ON”/“ND OFF” repeatedly. In this case, it may be effective to switch to the Av
recording program and adjust the setting of the F number to between f/5.6 and f/11 (the shutter speed may
become higher than usual).
The camera sets the appropriate shutter speed automatically to give the correct exposure. When you turn the
POWER dial to Av the current F number is shown in the viewfinder. Select your desired F number by
turning the IRIS wheel.
You can choose 8 F numbers between f/1.6 and f/16, and CLOSE to shut the iris completely. If you try to
set an F number that is too high or too low for the shooting conditions, the indicator flashes in the
viewfinder. In this case, increase or decrease the setting until the flashing stops.
Note:
• The camera memorizes the latest Tv or Av value until a new value is set.
Turning off the camcorder or changing the recording program does not erase the stored value.
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Activating the Slow Shutter
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VCR
OFF
A
Tv
Av
M
POWER
D.EFFECT
SELECT
ON/OFF
You can select one of three SLOW shutter effects: 1/8, 1/15 or 1/30 of a second.
1. Turn the POWER dial to the Auto or Manual recording program.
2. Press the D.EFFECT SELECT button to move through the list of effects in the viewfinder,
until you reach the SLOW setting of your choice.
• The flashing display changes to show which
effect you can select.
• The camera only displays selectable effects.
S L OW S . 3 0
S L OW S . 1 5
No Display
F AD E - T
S L OW S . 8
Recording
D . Z OO M
3. Press the D.EFFECT ON/OFF button to activate the slow shutter.
• The name of your chosen effect is shown constantly in the viewfinder.
4. The slow shutter will remain activated until you press the D.EFFECT ON/OFF button to
deactivate it. When deactivated, the effect name flashes in the display and you can then
press the D.EFFECT SELECT button to select a different digital effect, or to turn the
digital effects off completely by choosing the blank display.
Notes:
• You cannot select a different digital effect while the current effect is still activated.
• You can only use the slow shutter with the Auto or Manual recording programs.
• You cannot select a slow shutter; [SLOW S.] is shown in the display when:
- The movie mode is set to FRAME.
- You have pressed the EXP. LOCK button.
- You have chosen a shutter speed greater than 1/60 in the manual recording program (in this case set
the shutter speed to 1/60 by pressing the shutter r button).
• The slow shutter setting is remembered by the camera, until you change the POWER dial setting.
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Selecting the Audio Mode
E
A
MO UDIO
NIT
OR
L
-dB 50 40
R
AUDIO 1/MIC
REC LEVEL INPUT SELECT
MIC
A
ATT.
M
AUDIO 1
LEVEL
MIN
BALANCE
MAX
L
R
30
20
12
REC LEVEL
6 2 0
L
A
M
MIN
MAX
R
AUDIO 2 MIN
MAX
The XL1 can record sound in three audio modes:
• 16-bit (48kHz, 2 channel) for the highest sound quality
• 12-bit ST-1 (32kHz, 2 from 4 channels) for recording on two channels (stereo 1), leaving two channels
(stereo 2) free for you to add new sound at a later date.
• 12-bit ST-1, 2 (32kHz, 4 channels) for simultaneous recording on four channels (stereo 1 and stereo 2).
AUDIO MODE••16bit
Recording
(see p. 18)
1. To switch between the three modes, open the camera menu and select AUDIO MODE.
2. Select a mode, and close the menu.
• The name of your chosen mode is displayed in the viewfinder and main LCD panel.
After selecting the audio mode you can set the audio input:
• The settings for 16-bit and 12-bit stereo 1 audio are the same, and are explained under “Two Channel
Recording” on the next page.
• The settings for 12-bit stereo 1, 2 are explained under “Four channel Recording” on page 38.
Notes:
• You cannot add new sound to a tape using this camcorder.
• For audio output details, including how to play back a tape that has new sound on stereo 2, see page 60.
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Setting the Audio Input — Two Channel Recording
Set the input for Stereo 1 in one of two ways, A or B, depending on the source for the input:
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A. Using the supplied microphone or attaching an external microphone to the
mini jacks
1. Change the audio mode at the menu if necessary (see page 36).
2. Slide the INPUT SELECT switch to MIC.
• This assigns the MIC mini jacks as the source for the audio input.
• In place of the supplied microphone, you can attach an external microphone to the mini jacks.
• If you wish to use the attenuator to provide more natural sound without distortion (when recording in
loud places) slide the INPUT SELECT switch to ATT.
B. Using the AUDIO 1 RCA jacks
1. Change the audio mode at the menu if necessary (see page 36).
2. Slide the INPUT SELECT switch to AUDIO 1.
• This assigns the AUDIO 1 RCA jacks as the source for the audio input.
AUDIO 1 IN••LINE
(see p. 18)
3. Open the camera menu and select the appropriate option for AUDIO 1 IN:
Recording
- LINE: To record sound from a VCR, CD or other line in devices.
- MIC ATT20: To record sound using a microphone, when the sound level is high.
- MIC: To record sound using a microphone (e.g. attached via the optional MA-100 Microphone
Adapter/Shoulder Pad).
Setting the recording level for two channel recording
In normal recording conditions, the camera sets the audio recording level automatically, as long as you slide
the REC LEVEL switch to A.
You can also set the recording level manually:
1. Slide the REC LEVEL switch of the AUDIO 1/MIC controls to M.
• MANU appears in the audio LCD pannel.
2. Turn the LEVEL dial to adjust the recording level and BALANCE dial to adjust the
balance between the two inputs.
• Check the levels for each channel in the audio LCD panel.
• If the level exceeds the 12 point, it is essential for you to monitor the sound using headphones.
• Adjust the headphone volume by rotating the PHONES LEVEL dial.
MANU
L
-dB 50 40
R
30
20
12
6 2 0
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Setting the Audio Input — Four Channel Recording
1. Set the audio mode to “12 bit ST-1, 2”.
2. Set the input for stereo 1 in exactly the same way as for two channel recording.
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AUDIO 2 IN••LINE
(see p. 18)
3. Set the input for stereo 2 by connecting a device to the AUDIO 2 RCA jacks and then
selecting the appropriate option for AUDIO 2 IN:
- LINE: To record sound from a VCR, CD or other line in devices.
- MIC ATT20: To record sound using a microphone, when the sound level is high.
- MIC: To record sound using a microphone (e.g. attached via the optional MA-100 Microphone
Adapter/Shoulder Pad ).
Setting the recording level for four channel recording
Recording
In normal recording conditions, the camera sets the audio recording level automatically as long as you slide
the REC LEVEL switch to A (automatic).
You can also set the recording level manually:
1. Set the recording level for stereo 1 in exactly the same way as for two channel recording.
2. Set the recording level for stereo 2 by sliding the REC LEVEL switch of the AUDIO 2
controls to M (manual).
3. Turn the L and R dials to independently adjust the recording levels of the two inputs
(corresponding to the L and R channels of the AUDIO 2 RCA jacks).
• Check the levels for each channel in the audio LCD panel.
• It is essential for you to monitor the sound using headphones.
• Adjust the headphone volume by rotating the PHONES LEVEL dial.
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Making a Sound Check
Press the AUDIO MONITOR button to make a sound check — stereo 1 only (ST1), stereo 2 only (ST2) or
both (MIX) [each in turn].
• Your choice is selected a few seconds after you last pressed the button, and shown in the viewfinder and
audio LCD panel.
• Unlike selecting the audio output in VCR mode, you cannot mix the balance at this point — even if
VARIABLE is chosen at the VCR menu, it is fixed during camera mode.
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Headphones
You can monitor the sound while recording by attaching stereo headphones to the camera’s
Adjust the headphone volume by rotating the PHONES LEVEL dial.
terminal.
Recording
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Fading In and Out Between Scenes
Fade trigger
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When you start recording, the scene gradually
fades in from a black screen. When you stop
recording, it gradually fades out.
Set the fade trigger each time you wish to use it
(both before you fade in and again before you fade
out).
FADE-T is shown constantly in the viewfinder
when it is ready for use.
Activating the fade trigger
VCR
OFF
A
Tv
Av
M
POWER
D.EFFECT
SELECT
Recording
ON/OFF
1. Turn the POWER dial to any recording
program (except Easy Recording).
2. Press the D.EFFECT SELECT button to
move through the list of effects in the
viewfinder, until you reach FADE-T.
D . Z OO M
S L OW S . 3 0
S L OW S . 1 5
No Display
F AD E - T
S L OW S . 8
• The flashing display changes to show which effect you can select.
3. Press the D.EFFECT ON/OFF button to set the fade trigger ready for use.
• FADE-T is shown constantly in the viewfinder.
4. Start or stop recording.
• The fade trigger is now activated — the scene will fade in or out.
• FADE-T then starts to flash again in the viewfinder.
• If you wish to use the fade trigger again, press the D.EFFECT ON/OFF button. If not, you can press
the D.EFFECT SELECT button to select a different digital effect, or to turn the digital effects off
completely by choosing the blank display.
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Notes:
• You cannot select a different digital effect while the fade trigger is still turned on.
• You can turn the fade trigger off before you use it by pressing the D.EFFECT ON/OFF button again.
• You are unable to use the fade trigger with the Easy Recording program.
• The fade trigger setting is remembered by the camera, until you change the POWER dial setting.
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16:9 (Widescreen TV recording)
Produces images in the 16:9 format for playback
on widescreen TVs.
16:9••••••••OFF
(see p. 18)
1. Select 16:9 from the camera menu and turn the effect ON/OFF.
2. Press the MENU button once more to close the menu.
Notes:
• “16:9” is shown in the viewfinder when you switch the 16:9 effect on.
• You cannot use the 16:9 digital effect with the Easy Recording program.
• If you play back a recording made for 16:9 on a normal TV screen, the image will appear to be vertically
“squashed” (compressed).
Recording
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Setting the Self-Timer
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START/
STOP
SELF TIMER
PHOTO
ZOOM
W
T
1. Press the wireless controller’s SELF TIMER button.
• SELF TIMER appears in the viewfinder.
2 Press the wireless controller’s START/STOP button.
• The camera starts to record after a 2 second countdown period (or after 10 seconds if you press the
start/stop button on the camera). The time remaining counts down in the viewfinder (e.g. “5 sec”).
• SELF TIMER disappears from the viewfinder when recording begins.
3. Press the START/STOP button to end recording.
Recording
• In photo mode, set the self-timer in a similar way, but press the PHOTO button in place of the
start/stop button. The focus and exposure are set before the countdown is complete and the green
mark is displayed.
Notes:
• Initially the tally lamps flash once a second, then just before recording starts they flash more quickly for a
few seconds before the camera starts to record.
• To cancel the self-timer press the SELF TIMER button once more before recording. Once the countdown
has begun, press the SELF TIMER button to turn it off.
• Cancel the self-timer at any stage by turning the power off or pressing the STANDBY button.
• If you press the SELF TIMER button when the recording displays have been turned off (p. 24), the self
timer display does not appear in the viewfinder, until you press the start/stop button to start the
countdown.
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Using a Canon Speedlite for Flash Photography (optional)
For SLR-style flash photography, attach a Canon
Speedlite 380EX to the camera using the optional
FA-100 Flash Adaptor. Attach its hot shoe cube to
the XL1’s accessory shoe, and the flash cable to
the flash adapter terminal.
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Use the camera in exactly the same way as you
would normally in photo mode (p. 29). Turn on the
Speedlite using its main switch, and wait for it to
charge. When you press the PHOTO button
halfway down, the camera sets the autofocus and
the zoom is locked. Pressing the PHOTO button
fully down releases a pre-exposure flash that sets
the flash intensity, exposure and white balance.
The main flash is then sent out.
• In dark recording situations, a supplementary
light beam is sent out by the flash for approx.
seven seconds to illuminate the subject, while
you hold the camera’s PHOTO button halfway
down. This supplementary light only operates
during autofocus.
Notes:
• For full details of how to use the Speedlite, refer to its instruction manual.
• If you use the Speedlite in the shutter-priority (Tv), you can choose any shutter speed between 1/60 and
1/1000.
• In the aperture-priority (Av), you can choose any F number, but an F number of less than f/8 gives the
best results.
• You cannot use the Speedlite with the:
- Manual recording program.
- Exposure Lock. ( goes out if you press the EXP. LOCK button. It reappears when you turn the lock
off, by pressing the EXP. LOCK button.)
• Turn the Speedlite unit off when you do not require the flash.
• The Speedlite can not be used with an SA-1 Adapter Bracket.
• The 380EX Speedlite’s internal automatic zoom is set to 24 mm when attached to XL1. The guide
number is set to 21.
• You are unable to use the Speedlite 380EX’s bounce flash with the XL1.
• The FA-100 Flash Adaptor contains a special cable. Do not use other cables to attach a flash unit.
• You cannot use a flash with an EF lens attached to the XL1.
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Recording
Flash Charging
While the flash is charging, a white
flashes in the viewfinder.
When the flash is fully charged a green
lights up constantly in the viewfinder.
• Although it is possible to record a still image while the Speedlite is still charging, the flash will not go
off. In addition, the Speedlite cannot charge while you are holding the PHOTO button halfway down.
•
disappears from the display while the camera records the still picture.
• If the
mark does not appear in the viewfinder when you turn the flash on, make sure that the flash unit
is slid fully home on the hot shoe cube.
Adjusting the Focus
The camera can focus automatically. All you have to do is point it, and whatever is in the center of the
display will usually be in sharp focus. If it does not seem to be focusing well, it may be because the subject
is not suitable for autofocus (page 70). Also, if you attach a filter other than UV or ND, the autofocus may
not work as effectively.
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It also has functions which give you more control over focusing. Operate these from the body of the XL
lens.
Temporary focus override
You can adjust the focus temporarily without
turning autofocus off. Turn the lens’s focusing ring
to set the focus. Autofocus will resume as soon as
you take your hand away from the focusing ring.
Recording
Manual focus
1. Slide the focus switch on the body of the
XL lens to M (manual).
2. When using a zoom lens, rotate the
zooming ring to the telephoto end.
3. Rotate the focusing ring to adjust the
focus.
4. When using a zoom lens, use the zooming
ring to reframe the subject.
AF
M
• To resume autofocus, slide the focus switch to
AF (auto).
• If you focus manually then leave the
camcorder with the power turned on, you may lose focus on your subject. This possible slight shift in
focus is due to a rise in temperature in the camcorder interior and lens. Check the focus before
resuming shooting.
Push autofocus
Press the PUSH AF button during manual focusing,
to quickly adjust the focus automatically.
The camera will continue to focus automatically as
long as you hold down the button. Release the
button to continue to set the focus manually.
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PUSH AF
Adjusting the Exposure
Set the aperture value (of the iris) and the shutter speeds completely independently to give you total
creative freedom in setting the exposure.
1
E
OFF
A
Tv
Av
M
POWER
EXP.LOCK
2
SHUTTER
IRI
S
3
1. Turn the POWER dial to the Manual recording program.
2. Press the SHUTTER r and t buttons to increase or decrease the shutter speed.
• Set the shutter to one of 27 speeds between 1/60 and 1/15,000 of a second.
3. Turn the IRIS wheel to open or close the iris.
• Set the aperture value to one of 27 F numbers between f/1.6 and f/16, or select CLOSE to close the
iris completely.
Recording
You can also vary the exposure manually in the Auto, Tv and Av modes, but you must first lock the
exposure to activate the SHUTTER buttons and the IRIS wheel.
• The maximum and minimum settings for the shutter and aperture are the same, but there are 9 possible
speeds and 8 possible F numbers.
Exposure lock
You can lock the exposure at the current level in order to control the brightness of the image.
To lock the exposure, press the EXP. LOCK button. Press it again to return to the automatically set exposure
level.
Notes:
• You cannot lock the exposure in the M (Manual) recording program.
• The standard exposure level depends on which recording program you have selected, but the shutter
normally operates at 1/60 of a second.
• Exposure lock is canceled if you change the setting of the POWER dial.
• You cannot use exposure lock or adjustment when the POWER dial is set to the [ (Easy Recording) or
(Spotlight) position.
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Using AE Shift
AE SHIFT
+0
.5
VCR
OFF
+1
By controlling the level of the automatic exposure (AE) function, you can lighten or darken the image
slightly. This allows you to compensate for backlit subjects or subjects with predominately dark or light
tones.
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+2
0
-1
.5
-0
POWER
-2
A
Tv
Av
M
1. Turn the POWER dial to the Auto, Tv or Av recording program.
2. Turn the AE SHIFT dial to adjust the AE to your desired level.
Recording
• To make the image brighter, turn the controller towards the + settings.
• To make the image darker, turn the controller towards the – settings.
Note:
• AE shift does not function in the Easy, Manual or Spotlight Recording programs.
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Using the Zebra Pattern
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MENU
VCR
OFF
POWER
A
Tv
Av
M
The zebra pattern is a series of diagonal stripes that appear in the viewfinder to highlight areas of
overexposure. Use as a guide to setting the aperture (iris) and shutter speed.
1. Open the camera menu and select ZEBRA.
2. Select the ON setting and close the menu.
ZEBRA•••••••ON
(see p. 18)
Recording
Note:
• The camera does not record the zebra pattern, it is only shown in the viewfinder.
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Adjusting the Gain
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VCR
OFF
A
Tv
Av
M
-3
GAIN dB
A
POWER
0
+6
+12
When the GAIN knob is set to n (auto) the camera adjusts the gain automatically. You can also rotate the
GAIN dial to one of the five preset levels that range from –3 to +12 dB.
1. Turn the POWER dial to any recording program except [ (Easy Recording) or
(Spotlight).
2. Press the GAIN knob so that it pops out. You can now turn it to adjust the gain to your
desired level.
Recording
• The gain level you select appears in the viewfinder.
• Push the knob back in when you have finished making adjustments.
-3dB:
Low noise recording for indoor, low light or low contrast scenes.
0dB:
Low noise, life-like color reproduction of illuminated scenes at night.
+6dB/+12dB: Brighten indoor or low-light scenes (when the iris is fully open).
Gain-up to enable you to increase the depth of field from using a smaller iris
aperture.
Note:
• You cannot use the GAIN in the Easy Recording or Spotlight recording programs.
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Adjusting the White Balance
The camera’s auto white balance system
compensates for a wide range of lighting
conditions. Although slight variations are
unavoidable, colors will appear natural in virtually
every situation.
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In some cases, you will get better results by setting
the white balance manually.
The XL1 has two modes other than fully auto (A) and manual (
):
Indoor mode (3200˚K light)
Outdoor mode (5600˚K sunlight)
Setting the white balance
•
/
appears in the viewfinder when you set the white balance to the indoor/outdoor modes.
After turning the knob to the right, you can go on to set the white balance manually:
a) Point the camera at a white object (such as a sheet of paper) and if you are using a zoom lens, zoom in
until it fills the display.
b) Press the WHITE BALANCE set button.
•
flashes quickly in the viewfinder and then remains lit, to show that the camera has set the white
balance.
• Depending on the light source, the flashing may at times change to a slower speed, rather than remain
lit. The result will remain better than with the auto setting, and you can continue recording.
c) Turn the white balance selector knob back to A to return to the auto setting. Push the knob back in when
you have finished making selections.
Setting the white balance manually will probably work better than auto white balance when shooting:
•
•
•
•
Subjects with one dominant color, such as sky, sea or forest.
Close-ups.
In rapidly changing lighting conditions.
In places lit by certain types of fluorescent or mercury vapor lights.
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Recording
1. Turn the POWER dial to any recording program (except the [ Easy Recording
program).
2. Press the white balance selector knob so that it pops out. You can now turn it to choose
between A for auto white balance,
for indoor lighting,
for outdoor lighting, or turn
it to the right to set the white balance manually.
Notes:
• If the lighting conditions change, reset the white balance by first returning to the auto setting, and then
reselecting the manual balance.
• Try to record with light from a single source. Correct white balance cannot be obtained for two types of
lighting at once.
• You cannot set the white balance manually or use the indoor/outdoor modes when the POWER dial is set
to the [ (Easy Recording) program. If you are already using a mode other than auto, the white balance
returns to auto while you are in the [ (Easy Recording) program.
• When you push the STANDBY button without changing the POWER dial, the current white balance
setting remains in the memory.
• If you shoot with studio/video lighting, use the
(indoor) mode.
• If you shoot under fluorescent lights use the automatic white balance or set the balance manually, since
the camera may not adjust the white balance correctly in the
mode.
• When you turn the camera off, the camera remembers your white balance setting.
Recording
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Playing back a Cassette
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VCR
OFF
POWER
A
REC
Tv
Av
You can use the viewfinder for instant, on-the-spot playback.
To play back your recordings on a TV, see p. 56.
To use the wireless controller, see p. 20.
Note:
• To avoid accidental recording, make sure that you slide the tab on the cassette so that it exposes the hole
(the switch position is usually labelled SAVE or ERASE OFF).
1. Attach a power source and turn the POWER dial to VCR.
2. Load the cassette.
3. Press the PLAY e button to start playback.
To end playback, press the STOP 3 button.
To wind the tape forwards, stop playback and press the FF 1 button.
To wind the tape backwards, stop playback and press the REW ` button.
If the playback picture is rough (mosaic-like noise), clean the video heads using a Canon DVM-CL
Digital Video Head Cleaning Cassette or a commercially available digital video head cleaning cassette.
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Playback
•
•
•
•
Other playback modes
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Playback Pause
To view the video as a still picture press the PAUSE a button. To resume normal playback, press it again,
or press the PLAY e button. The camera automatically goes into stop mode after about five minutes’
playback pause.
Edit Search
When the camera is in playback pause, you can use edit search to play the tape forwards or backwards to
find the point where you want to start or restart editing.
Press and hold the edit search + and – buttons (the REC SEARCH buttons) during playback, while you
check the picture in the viewfinder.
• The + button plays the recording forwards and the – button plays it backwards.
Release the button when you find the point where you want to start editing.
• The camera returns to playback pause.
Fast Forward Playback
To play back the recording at about 9.5 times normal speed, press and hold the FF 1 button during
normal playback or press and hold the FF 1 button during normal fast forward.
Playback
Rewind Playback
For reverse playback at about 9.5 times normal speed, press and hold the REW ` button during normal
playback or press and hold the REW ` button during normal rewind.
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Special playback
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These can only be operated from the wireless controller (p. 20)
Frame Advance
To play back frame by frame, press the +/ae button repeatedly during playback pause.
Press and hold to play back continuous frame advance.
Frame Reverse
To play back on reverse frame by frame, press the –/4a button repeatedly during playback pause.
Press and hold to play back continuous frame reverse.
Slow Forward Playback
To play back at about 1/5 normal speed, press the SLOW
button during normal playback.
Press the PLAY e button to return to normal playback.
• The camera automatically returns to playback after about 30 seconds of slow playback.
Slow Reverse Playback
To play back in reverse at about 1/5 normal speed, press the –/4a button and then the SLOW
button
during normal playback.
Press PLAY e to return to normal playback.
• The camera automatically returns to ×1 reverse playback after about 30 seconds of slow playback.
Reverse Playback
To play back in reverse at normal speed, press the –/4a button during normal forward playback.
Press the PLAY e button to return to normal forward playback.
Forward ×2 Playback
Press the ×2 button during normal playback.
Press the PLAY e button to return to normal playback.
Reverse ×2 Playback
Press the –/4a button and then the ×2 button during normal playback.
Press the PLAY e button to return to normal playback.
Jog Dial
Turn the Jog dial during playback or playback
pause for frame advance/reverse or slow
forward/slow reverse playback (depending on how
far you turn the dial).
• When you stop turning the dial, the camcorder
goes into playback pause mode.
Playback pause
Slow reverse
Slow foward
playback
playback
Reverse playback
Forward ×1 play
REVERSE
FORWARD
Reverse
Forward
×2 playback
×2 playback
Fast forward pl
Rewind playback
REVERSE
FORWARD
Note:
• Mosaic-like noise appears on the screen during some of the VCR modes.
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Playback
Shuttle Dial
Use the shuttle dial in play or playback pause
mode to control the playback speed and direction.
Turn the shuttle dial to different angles (see figure)
to select slow, ×1 and ×2 playback modes (both
forward and reverse), as well as fast forward and
rewind playback. Turn it fully to the left/right to
rewind/fast forward while the tape is stopped.
Displaying Data Code
A data code, containing the date and time the recording was made and other camera data (shutter speed and
exposure settings) is automatically recorded on a special data section of the tape.
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During playback, the data code can be displayed or hidden while the camera is in play, reverse playback,
slow forward/reverse playback or frame advance/reverse.
Press the wireless controller’s DATA CODE button.
• Press it once to display, once more to hide it.
The camera playback condition displays are not shown when the data code is displayed.
You can also choose which type of data code to display — either the date/time, camera data or both.
DATA CODE•••DATE/TIME
(see p. 18)
Playback
1. Select DATA CODE from the VCR menu.
2. Choose between DATE/TIME, CAMERA DATA and CAM. & D/T.
3. Press the MENU button once more to close the menu.
Notes:
• To avoid accidental recording, make sure that you slide the tab on the cassette so that it exposes the hole
(the switch position is usually labelled SAVE or ERASE OFF).
• The data code will read “— — —” in the following situations:
- When the playback is stopped.
- During playback of a blank section of tape.
- If the tape was recorded before entering the date and time in the camera’s memory.
- If the tape was recorded on a camera without a data code function.
- If noise or tape damage prevents the data code from being read.
• Data code is not displayed during high speed playback modes.
• If a recording made on XL1 is played back on a different DV camcorder, the data code may not be
displayed correctly.
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Searching Through Your Recorded “Photos” (Photo Search)
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VCR
OFF
POWER
A
PHOTO
SEARCH
Tv
Av
Move quickly through still pictures recorded anywhere on a tape.
• You can only use this function from the Wireless Controller.
1. Turn the POWER dial to VCR.
2. Press the
and
buttons to move backwards or forwards through the still pictures.
• Press once to move to the start of the previous/next still pictures on the tape.
• Press more than once to move to the corresponding still picture (up to a maximum of 10 times), e.g.
press the
button 5 times to move forward 5 still pictures on the tape.
• PHOTO SEARCH appears in the middle of the display alongside the
or
mark and the number
of photos to search through.
Notes:
• Press the 3 button to end your photo search.
• If you begin a search very close to the start of a recorded still picture, the camera may skip straight past
it.
Playback
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Connections for Playback on a TV Screen
You can connect the camera to a TV or VCR in order to play back your recordings. You will need to attach
a power source to the camera (see p. 13).
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See your TV or VCR instruction manual for further details.
If your TV (or VCR) has an S-video input terminal
V
STV-150 Stereo Video Cable
VIDEO
L
AUDIO 1
L
AUDIO
R
R
S
S-150 S-video Cable
S-VIDEO
• Use the S-150 S-video Cable to connect the S-video terminal d. Use the STV-150 Stereo Video Cable, to
connect the AUDIO terminals. Connect the white plug to the white AUDIO terminal 7 (left). Connect the
red plug to the red AUDIO terminal 9 (right). Do not connect the yellow plug.
• Set the TV/VIDEO selector on the television to VIDEO.
• If you are connecting the camera to a VCR, set the input selector on the VCR to LINE.
If your TV (or VCR) has audio/video input terminals
V
VIDEO
L
AUDIO 1
Playback
L
AUDIO
R
R
S
STV-150 Stereo Video Cable
• Connect the camera using the STV-150 Stereo Video Cable. Connect the white plug to the white audio
terminal 7 (left). Connect the red plug to the red audio terminal 9 (right). Connect the yellow plug to
the yellow video terminal 0.
• Set the TV/VIDEO selector on the television to VIDEO.
• If you are connecting the camera to a VCR, set the input selector on the VCR to LINE.
Note:
• If you are going to use the TV as a monitor while you are shooting, remember to keep the TV volume
turned down as long as the camera’s audio terminals are connected to prevent feedback.
If your TV is already hooked up to a VCR, you can connect the camera to the VCR instead of the TV.
Follow the instructions above.
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Editing to a VCR
Playback the tape on
the camcorder.
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V
STV-150 Stereo Video Cable
VIDEO
L
AUDIO 1
L
AUDIO
R
R
S
S-150 S-video Cable
S-VIDEO
Record the
scenes you want
on the VCR.
By connecting the camera to another VCR, you can edit your recordings in order to remove unwanted
scenes — or combine different shots to create your own video productions.
Preparations
1. Connect the camera to the VCR.
• See “Connections for Playback on a TV screen” on p. 56.
2. Prepare the TV and VCR.
• Turn on the TV and set it to the video channel, or set the TV/VIDEO selector to VIDEO.
• Turn on the VCR, and set its input selector to LINE. Load a blank cassette, and put the VCR in record
pause mode.
• See your TV and VCR instruction manuals for details.
3. Turn the camera’s POWER dial to VCR, and load your recorded cassette.
Basic Recording
Find a point on your recorded cassette slightly ahead of the section you want to copy.
Start to play it back while you monitor the picture on the TV.
Start recording on the VCR as soon as the section you want to copy appears on the screen.
Pause the VCR at the end of the section you want to copy, then stop playback on the
camera.
5. Repeat steps 1 to 4 until your edited recording is complete.
Note:
• The quality of the edited tape will be slightly lower than that of the original.
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Playback
1.
2.
3.
4.
DV Dubbing (DV terminal conforming to IEEE1394)
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REC
Digital video equipment fitted with this terminal lets you edit, copy and transfer data digitally, with
imperceptible loss in image and sound quality. The DV terminal is for both line-in and line-out, since a
single DV cable can handle data in both directions.
Playback
Use a Canon CV-150F DV cable to connect two digital devices together. When you are recording, make
sure you connect the cable to the XL1 before connecting the other end of the cable to the recording device.
When you are recording to the XL1, turn the POWER dial to VCR and press its 2 (REC) and a (pause)
buttons down simultaneously (“DV IN” appears in the display when you press “play” on the playback
device). Then press its pause button to start/pause recording.
Notes:
• If the cables are not connected properly, the camera displays the caution “CHECK THE DV INPUT”.
• The image displayed by the camcorder that is being recorded to (for example on an attached TV, or in its
viewfinder) may become distorted during digital dubbing. The actual recording on the tape, however, is
not affected.
• If you press the 2 (record) button with the DV cable unconnected, the camera displays the caution
“CHECK THE DV INPUT”. An anomalous image may also flash onto the screen.
• Blanks between recordings on the playback tape are recorded as anomalous images on the tape that is
being recorded to.
• When operating either camcorder with the DV cable connected do not turn the power off.
• You must attach both digital devices to a power source for digital dubbing to take place.
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REMOTE m terminal
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The REMOTE m terminal allows you to connect
the camera to editing equipment. Some buttons on
editing equipment may operate differently from
those on the camera.
REMOTE
• m (LANC) is a trademark. It stands for Local Application Control Bus System.
• We cannot guarantee the results when connecting to equipment not bearing the LANC m symbol.
Copyright signal
Certain pre-recorded software tapes are copyright protected. If you try to play back such a cassette,
“COPYRIGHT PROTECTED PLAYBACK IS RESTRICTED” appears in the display for a few seconds
and then the camera displays a blank blue screen; you cannot view the contents of the cassette.
If you try to record from such a tape via the digital cable “COPYRIGHT PROTECTED DUBBING
RESTRICTED” appears in the display; you cannot record the contents of the tape.
Playback
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Selecting the Audio Output
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R
L
A
MO UDIO
NIT
OR
V
AUDIO 1
L
R
S
Set the audio output in two main stages: (i) Selecting the audio mix
(ii) Choosing the output channel
(i) Selecting the audio mix
When you play back a tape that was recorded in 12 bit mode, you can select the output:
Stereo 1, Stereo 2, or a mixture of the two.
• Audio from the 16 bit mode only contains stereo 1 sound and so you cannot/do not need to select the
audio mix. The same is true for the 12 bit stereo 1 mode, unless new sound has been added postrecording. Go directly to stage (ii).
• You only need to release the fixed level (step 2) if your aim is to mix the balance.
Playback
1. Set the camera to VCR mode.
2. Release the fixed level (for audio mixing only).
MIX SELECT••VARIABLE
(see p. 18)
a) Open the VCR menu and point the arrow at MIX SELECT.
b) Select the VARIABLE setting and close the menu.
3. Choose the output.
a) Press the AUDIO MONITOR button to display
“STEREO1”, “STEREO2”, and “MIX”, each in
turn.
• Your choice is selected a few seconds after you
last pressed the button.
S TER EO 1
If you choose “MIX” you can go on to mix the balance.
• Use the r / t cursor keys to choose the mix balance.
(or the ST-1/ST-2 MIX BALANCE buttons on the remote control).
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S TER EO 2
MIX
Notes:
• When you have chosen the output, “STEREO1”,
“STEREO2”, or “MIX” is shown in the top left of the
viewfinder and in the audio LCD panel. If you turn
the power off, the output (and display) is set to
“STEREO1”.
• You cannot mix the balance without first releasing the
fixed level: the camera will show “FIXED” in the
viewfinder.
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MANU
L
-dB 50 40
R
PB
ST-1 MIX ST- 2 PB
30
20
12
6 2 0
(ii) Choosing the output channel
1. Make sure the camera is set to VCR mode.
2. Open the menu and select the output channel.
OUTPUT CH••L/R
(see p. 18)
L/R (the default setting):
• If the audio mode is 16 bit or 12 bit stereo 1, the audio signal will be sent to the RCA jacks labeled
L and R.
• If you chose stereo 1 for the output at stage (i), stereo 1 (L & R) will be sent to the RCA jacks labeled
Audio 1 (L & R). In addition, stereo 2 (L & R) will be sent to the RCA jacks labeled Audio 2 (L & R).
This gives you four independent audio signals.
• If you chose stereo 2 for the output at stage (i), stereo 2 (L & R) will be sent to Audio 1 (L & R).
• If you mixed the balance at stage (i), the combination of left channels from stereo 1 and stereo 2 will be
sent to the left channel of Audio 1 and the combination of the right channels will be sent to the right
channel of Audio 1.
Playback
L/L
• Only sound from the left channel(s) is output. This output is sent to the RCA jacks (L & R).
R/R
• Only sound from the right channel(s) is output. This output is sent to the RCA jacks (L & R).
L+R/R
• Gives a mono output. Sound from the left and right channels are combined and sent to the left RCA
jack(s).
Note:
• The audio sent to connected headphones is the same as sent to the Audio 1 RCA jacks.
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Notes on Using the Batteries
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Charging and recording times
• These times may vary.
• You will get more recording time if you turn the
camera off between shots, instead of leaving it in
record pause mode.
• Recording time will be shorter than usual at low
temperatures. You can use the battery pack
between 32° and 104°F (0° to 40°C), but it works
best between 50° and 86°F (10° to 30°C).
• If the battery pack starts to give you much less
recording time than usual, it has reached the end
of its life and must be replaced.
Battery pack
BP-927
(supplied)
BP-941
(option)
Time needed for
full recharge
3h 50 min.
4h 40 min.
Maximum
recording time
1h 30 min.
2h 15 min.
How much power is left?
The indicator in the display shows you
approximately how much charge the battery pack
has left:
↓
↓
Notes:
• “CHANGE THE BATTERY PACK” appears in
the display for 4 seconds when the power is
completely exhausted. The empty battery mark
then appears and starts to flash. The power
indicator light also flashes.
• The indicator is not constant — different levels
will be shown when you subject the battery pack
and camcorder to different conditions.
• If you use battery packs other than BP-924 and
BP-927, the indicator may not show the correct
information.
↓
↓
100%
75%
50%
25%
CHANGE THE BATTERY PACK
0%
↓
Additional
Information
When to recharge
You can recharge a lithium ion battery pack whenever it is convenient. However, as the battery pack will
naturally discharge itself over time, it is best to charge it the same day you plan to use it, or the day before.
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Taking care of the battery pack
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Always attach the terminal cover.
• Do not allow any metal objects to touch the
terminals, as this can cause a short circuit and
damage the battery pack. Attach the terminal
cover whenever the battery pack is not being
used.
Keep the terminals clean.
• The camera, adapter or battery pack will not work properly if the terminals are dirty. Check them before
use, and wipe them with a dry cloth or tissue if necessary.
Storing the battery pack
• If you do not use a battery pack for a period of more than a few months any remaining charge may cause
damage to the battery pack, and reduce usage time. To prevent damage therefore, aim to use a battery
pack’s complete charge before storage.
Installing the backup battery
Pull out the battery holder from the base of the
camera, and insert the CR2025 lithium battery with
the + side facing upwards. Click the holder back
into place.
When it needs replacing (or if it has not been installed), the j mark flashes in the display. Remove the old
battery by pulling out the battery holder from the base on the camera. Make sure you attach a power source
to the camera first, and turn it off using the STANDBY button. This way it will remember your chosen
settings when you change the battery.
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Additional
Information
This backup battery allows the camera to
remember the date and time and other settings
when the main power source is removed. It has a
life span of about a year.
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DANGER!
Treat the battery pack with care.
• Keep it away from fire (or it might explode).
• Do not expose the battery pack to temperatures greater than 140°F (60°C). Do not leave it near a heater,
or inside a car in hot weather, for example.
• Do not try to disassemble or modify it.
• Do not drop or knock it.
• Do not get it wet.
WARNING!
• The battery used in this device may present a fire or chemical burn hazard if mistreated. Do not
recharge, disassemble, heat above 212°F (100°C) or incinerate.
• Replace the battery with a Sony, Sanyo or Panasonic CR2025, or Duracell DL2025. Use of another
battery may present a risk of fire or explosion.
Additional
Information
Cautions:
• Do not pick up the battery using tweezers or other metal tools — this will cause a short circuit.
• Wipe the battery with a clean, dry cloth to ensure proper contact.
• Keep the back-up battery out of reach of children — if it is swallowed, contact a physician immediately,
as the battery case may break down and the battery fluids damage the stomach and intestines.
• Do not disassemble, heat, or immerse the battery in water, to avoid the risk of explosion.
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Camera Holding Styles
Choose the grip
• You can grip the camera from the side grip, or
top handle.
• Either gripping position allows you to start/stop
recording, take a “photo’’ and zoom in and out.
• Lock the top controls to prevent accidental
operation by flicking across the HOLD lever.
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T
W
HOLD
START/STOP
PHOTO
Standard holding style
For maximum stability, place your right hand through the side grip belt and keep your right elbow pressed
against your body. Rest the rear of the camera against the front of your shoulder and then support the lens
with your left hand.
Low-angle recording
Grip the camera using the top handle and steady the lens with the other hand.
Using a tripod
To prevent any unwanted movement, mount the camera on a tripod and operate it from the remote control.
• Be careful not to leave the viewfinder in bright sunlight or it may damage the LCD. (the light is
concentrated by the viewfinder lens.) Either turn the EYE POINT SELECT switch to the FAR setting, or
change the angle of the viewfinder to move it out of direct sunlight.
• Make sure the fastening screw of the tripod is no longer than 3/16 inch (5.5 mm), or it may damage the
camera.
• Do not attach a tripod to the socket meant for the shoulder pad (the socket closest to the rear of the
camera).
Additional
Information
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Maintenance
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Cautions
Avoid high temperatures and high humidity.
• Do not leave the camera inside a car in hot weather, for example.
• Be careful of heat radiating from video lighting equipment.
• Do not take the camera into a humid room.
Avoid sudden changes in temperature.
• If you take the camera from a cold place to a warm place, condensation may form on the lens and internal
parts (see p. 68).
Do not point the lens or viewfinder at strong light sources.
• Never point it at the sun, and do not leave it aimed at a bright subject.
• Be especially careful when leaving the camera on a tripod.
Avoid magnetic or electric fields.
• Do not use the camera close to TV transmitters, portable communication devices or other sources of
electric or magnetic radiation. They may cause picture interference, or permanently damage the camera.
Do not expose the camera to water.
• Cover the camera when you are recording in rain or mist.
• There is a risk of electric shock if water gets inside the camera — contact qualified service personnel as
soon as possible.
Protect the lens.
• Sand and dust can damage the lens — be especially careful on windy days.
Handle the camera gently.
• Vibration or shock can cause damage.
• Do not use the viewfinder unit or microphone as a carrying handle.
• Do not swing the camera around when carrying it by the handle; knocking the camera against things may
cause it to malfunction.
Additional
Information
Do not disassemble the camera.
• This is very dangerous as there is a risk of electric shock — if the camera does not function properly, take
it to qualified service personnel.
Storage
If you do not intend to use the camera for some time, store it in an area which is free of dust and moisture,
and where the temperature is no higher than 86°F (30°C). After storage, check each part and function of
your camera to make sure everything is still working properly.
Note:
• These cautions also apply to accessories such as battery packs and cassettes.
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Maintenance
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Viewfinder (removal)
• You may wish to remove the viewfinder for
storage or transport.
Remove the viewfinder cable from the socket at
the front of the camera body. Loosen the locking
screw that holds the unit in place and slide the
viewfinder unit off the bracket.
Viewfinder (brightness)
• Adjust the brightness of the display by turning
the BRIGHT screw. You can reveal the screw on
the under side of the viewfinder by pulling back
the small screw cover.
BRIGHT
Camera body and lens
• Use a soft, dry cloth to clean the camera body or lens. Never use chemically treated cloth or volatile
solvents such as paint thinner.
Video heads
• When mosaic-like noise appears on the playback picture, the video heads may
be dirty. When the video heads are badly contaminated, the camera may show a
blank blue screen.
• Clean the video heads using Canon’s DVM-CL Digital Video Head Cleaning
Cassette. If the “noise” remains, repeat the cleaning (up to maximum of five
times).
• Do not use a wet-type cleaning cassette, as this can cause damage.
Power sources
• You can use the compact power adapter to operate your camera and charge battery packs in any country
where the electricity supply is between 110 and 240 V AC, 50/60 Hz. Contact your Canon dealer for
information about plug adapters for overseas use.
TV playback
• Although you can always play back your recordings in the viewfinder, your camera can only be connected
to TVs which use its NTSC system. This TV system is used in the following countries:
American Samoa, Bahama, Barbados, Bermuda, Bolivia, Canada, Chile, Columbia, Costa Rica, Cuba,
Ecuador, El Salvador, Guam, Guatemala, Greenland, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Japan, Korea, Mexico,
Micronesia, Myanmar, Nicaragua, Panama, Peru, Philippines, Puerto Rico, Saint Lucia, Surinam, Taiwan,
Trinidad and Tobago, USA, Venezuela.
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Using the camera abroad
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Condensation
Condensation may form on the camera when it is moved from a cold place to a warm place. Using the
camera while condensation is present can damage both the tape and the camera.
Condensation may become a problem:
•
•
•
•
When you bring the camera from a cold place to a warm room
When a cold room is heated rapidly
When the camera is left in a humid room
When the camera is taken from an air-conditioned room to a warm, humid place
Protecting the camera from condensation
• Before you bring the camera to a warm or humid place where condensation is likely to be a problem,
unload the cassette and put the camera in a plastic bag. Wait until the camera reaches room temperature
before you take it out of the bag.
What happens when condensation is detected
• “CONDENSATION HAS BEEN DETECTED” is displayed for approximately 4 seconds. Then, the
power indicator flashes and the h mark flashes in the viewfinder. If there is a cassette in the camera, it
stops automatically and “REMOVE THE CASSETTE” is displayed for approximately 4 seconds and then
EJECT flashes in the viewfinder (without a cassette, v flashes instead).
• The camera may not detect the condensation immediately — the condensation warning may not start
flashing for 10 to 15 minutes.
• You cannot load a cassette when condensation is detected.
Additional
Information
What you should do
• Remove the cassette, leave the cassette compartment open, and turn the camera off.
• Leave it in a dry place until the condensation evaporates. After the condensation warning stops flashing,
wait at least another hour before trying to use the camera.
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Troubleshooting
Refer to this checklist first if you have any problems with your camcorder. Possible explanations are given
for each problem on the list — turn to the page numbers in brackets for more information.
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Make sure that the camera is properly connected if you are using it with a TV or VCR. Consult your dealer
or service outlet if problems persist.
Recording/Playback
Cause and/or what to do about it
? Nothing happens when I press the buttons.
• The camera is not switched on (p. 23, 51).
• The cassette is not loaded or is set for erasure
prevention (p. 15-16).
• The tape has reached the end.
• The battery pack is exhausted or not properly
attached (p. 13, 14, 62).
• The function cannot be used in that recording
program (p. 32).
• The top controls are locked by the hold lever
(p. 65).
? The camera turned itself off.
• The camera was in record pause mode for more
than about five minutes (p. 23).
• The battery pack is exhausted (p. 14).
? The start/stop button doesn’t work.
• The POWER dial is not set to a recording
program (p. 32).
• The cassette is not loaded or is set for erasure
prevention (p. 15-16).
• The tape has reached the end.
? There’s no picture in the viewfinder.
• The POWER dial is not set to a recording
program (p. 32).
• The camera has not been used for a long while,
it is not a malfunction. Switch off the camera.
Take off the battery and reattach it. Then switch
on the camera again.
? There’s a blank blue screen in the display.
• You are attempting to play back or record from a
copyright protected cassette (p. 59).
• The tape heads are badly contaminated (p. 67).
? The camera won’t focus.
• The camera is on manual focus (p. 44).
• The viewfinder lens needs adjusting (p. 11).
• The lens is dirty (p. 67).
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Problem
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Note:
Some subjects are not suitable for autofocus. In these situations, you will often get better results using
manual focus (see p. 44).
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
Horizontal stripes
Many subjects at different distances
Behind glass
Without much contrast (e.g. a white wall)
Reflective surfaces (e.g. shiny car surfaces)
Fast moving objects
Slanted subjects
Dark subjects
Night scenes
Recording/Playback (Contd.)
Cause and/or what to do about it
? Some/all of the digital effects don’t work, or
can’t be set.
• There are a few restrictions on using the digital
effects. Refer to the notes on p. 41.
? The e (play) button doesn’t work.
• The POWER dial is not set to VCR (p. 51).
• The cassette is not loaded (p. 15).
• The tape has reached the end.
? There’s a bright stripe on the screen.
• When recording in dark places a bright light in
the scene may cause a vertical light bar
(“smear”) to appear. This is a normal feature of
camcorders.
? The playback picture is rough (with mosaiclike noise).
• The video heads need cleaning (p. 67).
? There’s no picture on the TV screen, even
though the tape is moving.
• The video heads need cleaning (p. 67).
• The TV/VIDEO selector on the TV isn’t set to
VIDEO (p. 56).
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Information
Problem
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Miscellaneous
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Problem
Cause and/or what to do about it
? The wireless controller doesn’t work.
• The remote sensor is turned off (p. 21).
• The batteries are dead or not inserted.
? The tally lamps don’t flash.
• They are turned off (p. 21).
? There are air bubbles inside the lens.
• This is unlikely, but may happen if you use the
camera in places where the air pressure is low, in
an airplane for example. The bubbles will
disappear a week or so after you return the
camera to normal atmospheric pressure.
? The camera malfunctions.
• External interference may cause the camera’s
microprocessor to malfunction temporarily. If
random letters appear in the display or if normal
operation is interrupted, remove and then replace
the power source (and if necessary, the back-up
battery).
? The viewfinder displays are unclear.
• The EYE POINT SELECT switch is set to FAR
(p. 11).
• The viewfinder focusing ring needs adjusting
(p. 11).
? The DV cable is connected correctly, but
there’s nothing in the display.
• Remove the cable and then reconnect it or turn
the power off and back on again.
? The lens is attached, but LENS continues to
flash in the viewfinder.
• Make sure the lens has clicked fully into
position. If necessary, turn the POWER dial to
OFF, remove the lens and retry (p. 9).
About the CCD
Due to the construction of the CCD, in low-light recording using the slow shutter or gaining up, small
specks of light may become visible in the viewfinder. In such cases, increase the shutter speed, reduce the
gain or use an additional light source such as a video light.
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Additional
Information
About the LCD Viewfinder
Liquid Crystal Viewfinders use extremely high-precision technology, but there will be pixels which do not
light up or which are continuously lit. This is not an error and will not affect the recording.
The XL1 System Diagram (Availability differs from area to area)
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SS-1000 Shoulder Strap
WL-D2000
Wireless
Controller
SP-100 Shoulder Pad
BP-911, BP-914,
BP-924, BP-927,
BP-941
Battery Pack
380EX
Speedlite
VL-10Li
Battery
Video Light
MA-100 Microphone Adapter/
Shoulder Pad
FA-200
Flash Adapter
MiniDV
Video
Cassette
DC-900
DC Coupler
CB-900 Car Battery
Adapter
BP-911*, BP-914*,
BP-924, BP-927,
BP-941
Battery Pack
Extender XL
1.6×
CA-900/CA-910 Compact
Power Adapter
FS-72U
Filter Set
16×
Zoom Lens
CH-900 Dual Battery
Charger/Holder
3× Zoom XL
3.4–10.2mm
BP-911, BP-914,
BP-924, BP-927,
BP-941
Battery Pack
Video Head
Cleaning
Cassette
S-150 S-video Cable
TV
Additional
Information
EF
lens
EF Adapter XL
VCR
STV-150 Stereo Video Cable
HC-3000
System Case
HC-3500
System Case
* The power remaining indicators may not show the correct information if used with the XL1.
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Optional Accessories
Battery Packs
The BP-927 is supplied as standard. It is also
available as an optional accessory.
The optional BP-941 provides 50% more
recording time than the BP-927.
BP-927
BP-941
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CB-900 Car Battery Adapter
Power your camera, or recharge battery packs on
the move. The car battery adapter plugs into your
car’s cigarette lighter socket and runs off a 12-24V
DC negative ground battery.
FS-72U Filter Set
Ultraviolet, neutral density and circular polarizing
filters to help you take control of difficult lighting
conditions.
HC-3000 System Case
A solid, lockable case that provides safe and stylish
protection for the camera during transportation and
storage.
HC-3500 System Case
Small enough to take onto an aircraft as carry-on
luggage (XL1 body with a lens, power supply and
an extra lens).
Additional
Information
MA-100 Microphone Adapter/Shoulder Pad
Allows you to use a mic. that has XLR connectors
with the XL1, plus makes shoulder-mounted
shooting possible. In addition, use it to attach a
wireless microphone receiver or to hold the
separately available CH-900 Dual Battery
Charger/Holder.
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E
FA-200 Flash Adapter
Facilitates use of a Canon Speedlite 380EX with
the XL1.
3× Zoom XL 3.4–10.2mm (available Summer ’98)
A super wide-angle lens that gives a range of 24 –
72 mm (35mm film equivalent).
Extender XL 1.6×
Attach this extender between a Canon XL lens and
the XL1 to boost the focal length of the lens by
1.6×.
Additional
Information
EF Adapter XL
This allows you to attach Canon EOS lenses to the
XL1. The difference in size between the XL1’s
1/3” CCD’s and 35mm film means that the
effective focal length of still camera lenses is
multiplied by 7.2×. A 300mm lens, for example, is
transformed into an incredible 2,160mm super
telephoto.
• Consult your local service outlet to make sure
there are no compatibility problems with your
chosen lens.
VL-10Li Battery Video Light
This compact yet powerful video light can be used
for both indoor and outdoor shooting.
• Lithium ion battery packs can be used to power
the light. Approximate usage times are as
follows:
BP-911 45 min
BP-924 90 min
BP-914 50 min
BP-927 100 min
BP-941 160 min
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CH-900 Dual Battery Charger/ Holder
This holds two battery packs and can charge them
both consectively.
It can then be connected directly to the XL1 using
its DC Coupler to give twice the playback time. It
can also make use of the high performance battery
pack BP-927, to give up to 3hrs. recording time.
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380EX Speedlite
Attaches to the XL1 to give SLR-style flash
photography (the optional FA-100 Flash Adapter is
also necessary).
O
RY CA
SO
VI
INE DE
N GENU
NO
This mark identifies genuine Canon video accessories. When you use Canon video equipment,
we recommend Canon-brand accessories or products bearing the same mark.
ACCES
Provided accessories:
D51-0310-201
D84-0110-000
D83-0432-000
D85-0492-201
D85-1022-201
D85-0630-201
D85-0852-201
D87-0040-201
D81-1220-000
D82-0330-202
D82-0490-201
YG9-5739-000
YF1-0008-000
DA1-8472-000
YA1-1715-000
YA1-1717-000
CB-900 Car Battery Adapter
CH-900 Dual Battery Charger/
Holder
MA-100 Microphone Adapter/
Shoulder Pad
HC-3000 System Case
FS-72U Filter Set
Extender XL 1.6×
EF Adapter XL
VL-10Li Battery Video Light
JR7.2V 10WF Halogen Bulb
FA-100 Flash Adapter
380EX Speedlite (Flash Unit)
DVM-CL DV Cleaning Cassette
D85-0502-201
D85-0772-201
D84-0100-201
D81-1181-201
D53-0030-202
D56-0080-201
D56-0070-201
D86-0081-201
DY4-4530-000
D82-0540-201
C50-0721-201
D36-0032-201
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16× Zoom Lens
Stereo Microphone
WL-D2000 Wireless Controller
CA-900 Compact Power Adapter
CA-910 Compact Power Adapter
DC-900 DC Coupler
BP-927 Battery Pack
SP-100 Shoulder Pad
SS-1000 Shoulder Strap
S-150 S Video Cable
STV-150 Stereo Video Cable
Lens Hood
Lens Cap
Body Cap
Dust Cap
Lens Soft Case
Optional accessories:
Finding Your Way Around the XL1
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Remote sensor (p. 21)
EYE POINT SELECT switch (p. 11)
Tally lamp (p. 21)
Accessory shoe (p. 43)
Eye cup (p. 10)
Microphone attachment
screw (p. 12)
Stereo microphone
(p. 12)
REC LEVEL switch
(AUDIO 2) (p. 38)
L/R dials (AUDIO 2) (p. 38)
INPUT SELECT switch
(AUDIO 1) (p. 37)
Viewfinder cable (p. 67)
Zooming ring
(p. 25)
BALANCE dial (AUDIO 1)
(p. 37)
Focusing ring (p. 44)
REC LEVEL switch
(AUDIO 1) (p. 37)
LEVEL dial (AUDIO 1)
(p. 37)
AUDIO MONITOR button
(p. 39, 60)
LIGHT button (p.76 )
Lens hood (p.9 )
cursor key (p. 19)
cursor key (p. 19 )
cursor key (p. 19)
EXP. LOCK button (p. 45)
MENU button (p. 19)
IRIS wheel (p. 34, 45)
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Information
LENS RELEASE switch (p. 8)
Light Button
Push the LIGHT button to illuminate the main and
audio panels for approximately 10 seconds. If you
press and hold the button for at least 3 seconds,
the panels remain illuminated until you press the
button once more to turn the backlight off.
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LIGHT
Menu
operation
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AE Shift dial (p. 46)
Microphone cable (p. 12)
Audio LCD panel (p. 84)
Remote sensor (p. 21)
Tally lamp (p. 21)
AUDIO 2 RCA jack (R)
(p. 60)
PHOTO button (p. 29)
AUDIO 2 RCA jack (L)
(p. 60)
Zoom control (p. 25)
Lens hood locking screw
(p. 9)
EJECT
(p. 15)
button
Grip belt (p. 17)
Start/stop button (p. 23)
BATT. RELEASE button
(p. 13)
DV terminal (p. 58)
REMOTE
terminal (p. 59)
Flash adapter terminal (p. 43)
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Information
Backup battery compartment (p. 63)
Tripod socket (p. 65)
Socket for attaching the SP-100 Shoulder Pad
or MA-100 Microphone Adapter/Shoulder Pad.
Do not attach a tripod to this socket.
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Zoom control (p. 25, 65)
PHOTO button (p. 29, 65)
PAUSE
STOP
START/STOP button
(p. 23, 65)
button (p. 52)
button (p. 51)
REW
REC
PHOTO
REC
button (p. 51)
button (p. 58)
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T
HOLD
START/STOP
HOLD lever (p. 65)
Viewfinder focusing ring (p. 11)
FF
Viewfinder (p. 10, 67)
button (p. 51)
PLAY button (p. 51)
Attachment bar (p. 17)
Release lever (p. 10)
PHONES LEVEL dial (p. 39)
(phones) terminal (p. 39)
Video terminal (p. 56)
Viewfinder BRIGHT screw
(p. 67)
DC out terminal
STABILIZER switch (p. 27)
AUDIO 1 RCA jacks
(p. 60)
ND FILTER switch (p. 28)
S-video terminal (p. 56)
PUSH AF button (p. 44)
Main LCD panel (p. 84)
Auto/Manual focus switch (p. 44)
POWER dial (p. 23)
STANDBY button (p. 23)
REC (record) SEARCH +
button (p. 31)
REC (record) SEARCH – / (record review) button (p. 31)
WHITE BALANCE set button
(p. 49)
REC
SEARCH
White balance selector knob
(p. 49)
EVF DISPLAY
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Information
ON/OFF
D.EFECT
SELECT
EVF DISPLAY button (p. 24)
ON/OFF
GAIN dial (p. 48)
D. EFFECT
SELECT button (p. 40)
SHUTTER
D. EFFECT
ON/OFF button (p. 40)
SHUTTER
VCR
button (p. 34)
OFF
SHUTTER
button (p. 34)
VCR
OFF
POWER
A
Tv
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Tv
Av
M
VCR mode
Power off
Easy Recording
Auto
Shutter-Priority
Aperture-Priority
Manual
Spotlight
Recording
programs
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PHOTO button (p. 29)
Transmitter
START/STOP button (p. 23)
ZOOM buttons (p. 25)
SELF TIMER button (p. 42)
ON SCREEN button (p. 80)
START/
STOP
PHOTO
MENU button (p. 19)
ZOOM
W
SELF TIMER
T
DATA CODE button (p. 54, 80)
ON SCREEN DATA CODE
cursor key (p. 19)
MENU
cursor key (p. 19)
MIX BALANCE buttons (p. 60)
AUDIO
MONITOR
ST-1
AUDIO MONITOR button
(p. 39, 60)
PLAY
button (p. 51)
button (p. 51)
FF
FF
SLOW
2
+
(frame advance) button (p. 53)
REVERSE
2 button (p. 53)
FORWARD
SLOW
STOP
(p. 51)
PAUSE
(p. 52)
button (p. 51)
STOP
PAUSE
(frame
reverse) button (p.53 )
PHOTO SEARCH buttons (p. 55)
PHOTO
SEARCH
REW
REW
PLAY
ST-2 MIX
BALANCE
+
cursor key (p. 19)
cursor key (p. 19)
button (p. 53)
button
button
JOG
SHUTTLE
Jog/Shuttle dial (p. 53)
Additional
Information
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Screen Displays
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To display the date and time on a connected TV,
press the wireless controller’s DATA CODE button
when the camera is in VCR mode with a tape
loaded.
ON SCREEN DATA CODE
Press the wireless controller’s ON SCREEN button
to see the other displays on the TV screen. (The
displays appear white on-screen.) They will not be
added to any recordings you make with the camera.
indicates a flashing display.
Record pause mode (p. 23)
Recording (p. 23)
PAUSE
REC
The backup battery is not
properly installed, or needs
replacing (p. 63).
The camera is ejecting the tape
(p. 15).
The safety mechanism is
activated. Unload the cassette
and turn the camera off. Turn it
on again and reload the cassette.
Recording mode (p. 24)
Playback is stopped (p. 51).
Shows how much battery power
remains (p. 62).
E J ECT
E J ECT
SP
S TOP
Normal playback (p. 51)
The battery pack is exhausted
(p. 14, 62).
Fast forward (p. 51)
Rewind (p. 51)
No cassette is loaded, or it is set
for erasure prevention (p. 16).
Additional
Information
Fast forward playback
(p. 52)
Remaining tape
(Green: more than 5 mins.
Yellow: less than 5 mins.
Red: final few secs).
...finally, it tells you when you
have completely run out of tape.
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Rewind playback (p. 52)
5 min
Frame advance playback
(p. 53)
E ND
Frame reverse playback (p. 53)
FF
REW
Playback pause (forward and
reverse) (p. 52)
The remote sensor is turned off
(p. 21).
S OFF
Slow playback (forward and
reverse) (p.53)
Self-timer countdown (p. 42)
/5
1 0 sec
S EL F T I MER
/5
×2 playback (forward and
reverse) (p. 53)
E
Audio mode (p. 36)
2
1 2 bi t S T – 1 , 2
2
×1 playback (forward and
reverse) (p. 53)
Data code (p. 54)
1
F2 . 8
1 /500
1 2 : 0 0 AM
J AN . 1 . 1 9 9 7
1
Photo Search (p. 55)
The camcorder does not have a
lens attached
5
PHO TO S EA R CH
L E NS
5
PHO TO S EA R CH
Photo search is complete
Photo mode (p. 29)
• Setting the AF/AE
flashes white
0
mark
0
Zoom display (p. 25):
Optical zoom
Optical plus digital zoom
W
• AF/AE locked
up green
T
W
mark lights
T
• Timer
6sec
Zoom in
W
T
Movie mode (p. 30)
Zoom out
F RAME
W
T
Recording programs (p. 32).
Camera menu (p. 18)
CAM . MENU
VCR menu (p. 18)
VCR ME NU
T A L L Y L AM P •
S ENSOR • • • • •
REC MODE • • •
M I X SE L ECT •
OUT PUT CH • •
D AT A CODE • •
D / T I ME SEL •
D / T I ME SET •
AU T O
Tv 250
Av F 2 . 0
Additional
Information
Z EBRA • • • • • •
16: 9 • • • • • • •
MOV I E MODE •
SENSOR • • • • •
TA L L Y LAMP •
AUD I O MODE •
AU D I O 1 I N •
AU D I O 2 I N •
S E L E CT S E T
[ ME NU ] C LOS E
• ON
• ON
• NORMA L
• ON
• ON
• 1 6 bi t
• L I NE
• –––
MANUA L
S POT L I GH T
S E L E CT S E T
[ ME NU ] C LOS E
• ON
• ON
• SP
• F I XED
•L/R
• D AT E / T I ME
• DA T E & T I M E
• J AN . 1 , 1 9 9 8
1 2 : 0 0 AM
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Flash is charging
mark flashes white (p. 43)
or charged
The 16:9 effects: the display
flashes when the effect hasbeen
selected, and appears steadily
when it is activated (p. 41).
16:9
mark lights up green (p. 43)
Manual exposure display
(p. 45):
Exposure locked
–
+
E . L OCK
Digital effects: the display
flashes when the function has
being selected and appears
steadily when it is activated
(p. 40).
D . ZOOM
S L OW S . 3 0
S L OW S . 1 5
S L OW S . 8
F ADE – T
Brighter than standard exposure
level
–
+
Slow shutter effects can not be
selected at this time (p. 35)
E . L OCK
Darker than standard exposure
level
–
E . L OCK
Manual setting of shutter speed,
F number
S1 / 60
F1 . 6
[ S L OW S. ]
+
The camcorder is being recorded
to via the DV terminal (p. 58)
Gain (p. 48)
DV I N
0dB
The iris is closed
CLOS E
Audio output (p. 60)
MI X
ND Filter (p. 28)
ND OFF
Mix balance (p. 60)
ST– 1
Additional
Information
A F OFF
Manual focus is selected
(p. 44).
Mix select has not been released
at the menu (p. 61)
White balance is set manually
(p. 49).
Condensation warning (p. 68)
- Outdoor mode
- Indoor mode
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F I XED
ST – 2
Time Code
Appears when the battery pack
is exhausted (p. 14, 62).
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CHANGE THE BATTERY PACK
0: 12 : 34 : 25
This records counter information, including hour,
minute, second, and frame number on a special
data code area on the tape itself. It is reset
automatically when a new tape is loaded.
Appears when the tape has
reached the end.
TAPE END
Refer to page 16.
THE TAPE IS SET FOR
ERASURE PREVENTION
Recording reminder
Appears when you press the 2
(record) button if the DV cable
is not connected properly
(p. 58).
0 sec
1 0 sec
CHECK THE DV I NPUT
Refer to page 68.
When you start recording, the camera counts from
0SEC to 10SEC. Shots which are shorter than 10
seconds may be difficult to edit later. On the other
hand, if you are not planning to edit the recording,
remember that a shot which does not contain action
should generally last no longer than 10 seconds.
CONDENSATION
HAS BEEN DETECTED
Appears as a warning to protect
the tape and also when
condensation is detected.
Remove the tape as soon as
possible after the camera has
displayed the caution.
REMOVE THE CASSETTE
Refer to page 59.
Caution phrases
The camera displays various caution phrases —
they appear for 4 seconds before disappearing.
COPYR IGHT PROTECTE D
PLAYBACK I S RESTRI CTED
Refer to page 59.
Appears each time you turn the
power on, until you set the date
and time (p. 22).
SET THE DATE AND T IME
COPYR IGHT PROTECTE D
DUBBING RESTRI CTED
Additional
Information
Refer to pages 8-9.
CHECK THE LENS
Refer to page 23.
ENTERING ”POWER STANDBY”
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Main LCD panel
Recording mode
(p. 24)
Exposure lock
(p. 45)
F number
(aperture size)
(p. 34)
Tape has
reached the end
(p. 83)
Cassette:
set for erasure
prevention or not
loaded (p. 16)
Time code
(p. 83)
Audio mode
(p. 36)
Shutter speed
(p. 34)
Remaining battery
power (p. 62)
Audio LCD panel
Additional
Information
Manual recording
level (p. 37)
MANU
L
-dB 50 40
R
Audio mix (p. 60)
• When only PB is shown = 16-bit mode
PB
ST-1 MIX ST- 2 PB
30
20
L, R Recording levels
(p. 38)
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6 2 0
Specifications
XL1
Mini
DV Terminal: Special 4 pin connector (based on
IEEE1394)
Output level:
Video terminal: RCA jack, 1 Vp-p/75Ω
unbalanced, synchronized load
S-video terminal: 4 pin mini DIN, 1 Vp-p
(Y signal), 0.286 Vp-p (C signal)
Audio terminal: RCA jack (L, R), 2 sets
4dBm (47kΩ load)/3kΩ or less, unbalanced
Input level:
Audio terminal: RCA jack (L, R), 2 sets
-11dBV/47kΩ (LINE), unbalanced
-35dBV/600Ω (MIC ATT), unbalanced
-55dBV/600Ω (MIC), unbalanced
Microphone terminal: φ3.5mm stereo mini-jack,
-59dBV (with 600Ω mic)/600Ω
Operating temperature range:
32°–104°F (0°–40°C)
Dimensions: 8 3/4 × 8 7/16 × 16 5/16 in
(223 × 214 × 415 mm)
Weight (not including lens and battery pack):
3 lbs 12 oz approx. (1.7kg)
(fully loaded):
6 lbs 3 oz approx. (2.86kg)
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BP-927 Battery Pack
Battery type: Rechargeable lithium ion battery
Rated voltage: 7.2 V DC
Operating temperature: 32°–104°F (0°–40°C)
Battery capacity: 2,700 mAh
Dimensions: 1 1/2 × 1 5/8 × 2 13/16 in
(38.2 × 39.0 × 70.5 mm)
Weight: 6 1/2 oz (185 g)
Additional
Information
Power Supply (rated): 7.2 V DC
Power Consumption (while recording, AF=ON):
9.5 W (Approx., recording with the AF turned
on)
Television system:
EIS standard (525 lines, 60 fields) NTSC color
signal
Video recording system:
2 rotary heads, helical scanning system
DV system (Consumer digital VCR SD system)
Digital component recording
Audio recording system: PCM digital sound:
16 bit (48kHz/2ch), 12 bit (32kHz/2 from 4ch),
12 bit (32kHz/4ch simultaneous)
Image sensor: 3CCD 1/3” Pixel Shift (charge
coupled device) 270,000 pixels
(250,000 effective pixels)
Tape format: Videocassettes bearing the
mark.
Tape speed:
SP: 3/4 ips (18.81 mm/s);
LP: 1/2 ips(12.56 mm/s)
Maximum recording time:
SP: 60 minutes (with a 60 min. cassette);
LP: 90 minutes (with a 60 min. cassette)
Fast forward/rewind time:
2 mins 50 sec. (with a 60 min. cassette)
Lens mount: XL Interchangeable lens system
(16× zoom [supplied]: f/1.6–2.6, 5.5–88mm)
Focusing system: TTL autofocus, manual focusing
possible
Minimum focusing distance:
13/16 inch (2cm) on maximum wide angle;
telephoto end: 3ft 4in (1m)
Maximum shutter speed:
1/15,000 sec
Minimum illumination: 2 lx (using XL
5.5–88mm lens, and slow shutter at 1/8 of a
second)
Recommended illumination:
More than 100 lx
Filter diameter: 72mm (XL lens)
Viewfinder: 0.7-inch, color LCD
(approx. 180,000 pixels)
Microphone: Stereo electret condenser
microphone
Weight and dimensions are approximate
Errors and omissions excepted.
Subject to change without notice.
Canon is a trademark of Canon Inc.
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Index
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Å Abroad, Using the Camera, 67
Accessories, 6, 73
Adapter, AC, 13
AE Programs, 32
AE Shift, 46
Audio Input, 37
Audio Output, 60
Audio/Video Terminals, 56
Auto, 33
Autofocus, 44
ı Backup Battery, 63
Basic Recording, 23
Battery Pack, 14
Ç Cables, 6, 56
Cassettes, 15
Charging the Battery Pack, 14
Choosing a Recording
Program, 32
Cleaning the Camera, 67
Condensation, 68
Connection to TV or VCR, 56
Î Date and Time, 22
Displaying Data Code, 54
DC Coupler, 13
Digital Video, 7
Digital Zoom, 26
DV Terminal, 58
Additional
Information
‰ Easy Recording, 32
Editing, 57
Edit Search, 52
Exposure, 45
Ï Fade, 40
Fast Forward, 52
Feedback, 56
Finding Your Way Around the
XL1, 76
Flash photography, 43
F Number, 34, 45
Focusing, 44
Frame Mode, 30
˝ Gain, 48
Grip Belt, 17
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Ó Head Cleaning, 67
Headphones, 39
È Image Stabilizer, 27
Introducing the XL1, 7
Iris Wheel, 34, 45
Ò LANC, 59
LCD Panels, 84
Lens Cap, 17
Lens Hood, 9
Light, 76
Loading Cassettes, 15
Low-angle Recording, 65
LP Mode, 24
˜ Maintenance, 66
Manual Focus, 44
Manual Recording Program, 33
Menus, 18
Microphone, 12
Mix Balance, 60
Movie Mode, 30
ˆ ND Filter, 28
Ø Optical Image Stabilizer, 27
Optional Accessories, 73
∏ Photo Mode, 29
Photo Search, 55
Playback, 51
Playback Connection, 56
Playback Pause, 52
Power Adapter, 13
Powering Your Camcoder, 13
Problems, 69
Push Autofocus, 44
 Recharging the Battery Pack,
62
Recording, 23
Recording Level, 37, 38
Recording Programs, 32
Record Pause Mode, 23
Record Review, 31
Record Search, 31
Remote Control, 20
Remote Sensor, 21
Rewind, 51
Í Screen Displays, 80
Self-Timer, 42
Shoulder Pad, 17
Shoulder Strap, 17
16:9, 41
Shutter Speed, 34, 45
Slow Shutter, 35
Sound Check, 39
Specifications, 85
Speedlite, 43
Spotlight, 33
SP Mode, 24
STANDBY Button, 23
Storage, 66
Supporting the Camera, 17
S-video, 56
System Diagram, 72
Ê Tally Lamps, 21
Tape Protection, 16
Telephoto, 25
Temperature, 64, 66
Time Code, 83
Tripod, 65
Troubleshooting, 69
TV, 56, 80
Ë Using the Camera Abroad, 67
Using the Menus, 18
◊ VCR, 56, 57
Videocassettes, 15
Video Heads, 67
Viewfinder, 10, 67
„ Wide-angle, 25
Widescreen TV, 41
Wireless Controller, 20
White Balance, 49
˛ XL Lens, 8
Û Zebra Pattern, 47
Zooming, 25
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The limited warranty set forth below is given by Canon U.S.A., Inc. (“CUSA”) with respect to each Canon XL1 Digital Video Camcorder (“DV Camcorder”)
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