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Canon VIXIA HF-M300 Quick Start Guide Overview
Canon VIXIA HF-M300 Quick Start Guide
Overview
Please use this unit in the Dual Shot Mode which is the green icon
on the Operating Mode Switch.
This mode will provide the greatest ease of use.
While the Dual Shot Mode will allow you to take still photographs as well as video, this
camcorder should not be used for taking still photographs. If you wish to take digital still photos,
our department has digital still cameras for loan that will yield much higher quality pictures.
Important Operational Notes:
Handling Precautions
1. Do not carry the camcorder by the LCD panel.
2. Do not leave the camcorder in places of high heat or humidity.
3. Do not use camcorder near strong magnetic fields such as TV’s, or plasma screens.
4. Do not subject the camcorder to shock or vibration.
5. When mounting the camcorder to a tripod, remove the tripod plate from the tripod and
attach it to the camera first then attach the camcorder and plate to the tripod.
6. Do not point or leave the camcorder pointed at bright light sources.
7. DO NOT ATTEMPT TO CLEAN THE LCD SCREEN.
SDHC Memory Cards Needed for Recording Video
1. Media Services does not supply the SDHC memory cards that you will need to record
your video.
2. The cards must have a speed rating of at least class 4 or 6. These can be purchased at
the university’s bookstore or at most locations that sell consumer electronics or office
supplies.
3. Only purchase SDHC memory cards from the following manufacturers: SanDisk,
Panasonic or Toshiba. Use of other manufacturer’s memory cards may result in
the loss of the recorded video.
4. A 4GB SD or SDHC card will yield approximately 1 hour and 10 minutes of recording
time. An 8 GB SD or SDHC card will yield approximately 2 hours and 20 minutes of
recording time.
5. CAUTION: DO NOT USE Eyei-Fi MEMORY CARDS.
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Memory Card Issues
IMPORTANT! WARNING!
OBSERVE THE FOLLOWING PRECAUTIONS WHILE THE ACCESS INDICATOR LIGHT
IS ON OR FLASHING, OR WHEN THE POWER TO THE CAMERA IS TURNED ON. FAILING
TO DO SO MAY RESULT IN DAMAGE TO THE MEMORY CARD AND THE CAMCORDER.
THE ACCESS INDICATOR LIGHT IS LOCATED ON THE TOP RIGHT-HAND SIDE OF THE
CAMCORDER ABOVE THE START/STOP BUTTON.
1. NEVER OPEN THE MEMORY CARD SLOT COVER
THE MEMORY CARD
.
OR ATTEMPT TO REMOVE
2. NEVER DISCONNECT THE POWER SOURCE OR TURN OFF THE CAMCORDER.
3. NEVER CHANGE THE CAMCORDER’S OPERATING MODE.
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Batteries and Using the AC Power/Charger
Attaching and Removing the Battery
1. To attach the battery pack to the camcorder, press the battery pack softly into the battery
compartment
and slide it up until it clicks into place.
2. To remove the battery pack:
a. Hold onto the battery pack and slide the
Battery Release Switch
in the direction
of the arrow.
b. Slide the battery pack down and remove it
from the battery compartment .
Using the AC Power Adapter to Operate the Camcorder and Charge the Battery
1. Make sure the camcorder power is turned off
before connecting or disconnecting the AC power
adapter.
2. If you are attempting to charge the camcorder
battery while it is on the camera using the AC
power supply, the battery will only be charged when
the camcorder is turned off.
3. When fully charged, the supplied battery should
provide approximately 130 minutes of recording
time.
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Using the Touch Screen
Touch
Touch a menu item or control button to select it.
Drag
Swipe your finger up and down or left and right across the screen
to scroll menus, to browse through index screen pages or to
adjust slide controls.
Basic Recording
Overview
CAUTION: Please do not alter any of the menu settings on the camcorder or this may
result in your not getting your video to record properly.
1. With the power on the camcorder turned off, insert the
memory card into the memory card slot. Always insert
the memory card straight into the slot with the label
facing up and the angled corner end facing in.
2. Select the Dual Shot Mode (the green icon) on the
Operating Mode Switch.
3. Turn the camera on.
4. Push the START/STOP button when you want to begin
and end recording.
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Basic Playback
1. To go into playback mode push the CAMERA/PLAY
button.
2. Using the Touch Screen, open the “Original” index screen if it is not displayed.
3. Look for the scene you want to play back. Move the zoom lever toward W to show 15
scenes per page or toward T to show 6 scenes per page.
4. Touch the desired scene to play it back.
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5. Touch the screen again during playback to display the Playback Controls.
6. To return to video recording mode hit the CAMERA/PLAY button again.
Advance Playback
1. During paused playback consult the chart below.
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Deleting Media From the SDHC Memory Card
Overview
We do not recommend that you delete any video files from the memory card. We believe that is
better to save all the files as method of having archived or backup media.
Should you decide that you need to delete the video files from the memory card follow the
instructions below.
1. With the memory card installed in the camera, turn on the camera.
2. Go into playback mode by pushing the CAMERA/PLAY
button.
3. Using the Touch Screen, open the “Original” index screen if it is not displayed.
4.
5.
6.
7.
Play the file to be sure it is the one you want to delete.
Touch the screen again to display the Playback Controls.
To stop playback and return to the video files hit the STOP button .
Touch the
icon on the lower right-hand side of the LCD screen to enter the Scene
Selection Screen.
8. Touch on the individual scene(s) you want to delete.
a. A checkmark √ will appear on the scene(s) you select. Touch a scene again to
remove a checkmark.
b. Touch the [Select All] button on the top center section of the LCD screen if you want
to delete all the video files at once
9. Hit the Edit button on the lower left section of the LCD screen.
10. Push the Delete button.
11. Select the Yes button.
12. Select the OK button
13. To return to video recording mode hit the CAMERA/PLAY
button again.
WARNING: PLEASE BE EXTREMELY CAREFUL WHEN DELETING VIDEO FILES AS
ONCE A FILE IS DELETED, IT CANNOT BE RECOVERED.
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