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INSTRUCTION MANUAL
Introduction
Thank you for purchasing the Canon Communication Camera VC-C50i/VC-C50iR.
Please read this Instruction Manual carefully to ensure that you use the Product
correctly and safely. Read the “a Safe Use of Equipment” section first and
observe these instructions when you use the Product.
Features of the VC-C50i/VC-C50iR Communication Camera
■ Genuine Canon 26× optical zoom and 12× digital zoom for highmagnification imaging
■ Capable of shooting at low light levels down to 1 lux
■ Built-in infrared light allows shooting even at 0 lux (Night mode)
■ High-speed high-precision camera head movement
■ Noise reduction circuitry for crystal clear images
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Introduction
Notice
This product uses a microcomputer. External radio frequency energy, may cause
picture interference, avoid using this product in such a location.
Exclusion of Liability
If the Product is connected to a recording device (for example a VCR), Canon
Inc. accepts no responsibility whatsoever for any financial losses that may be
incurred as a result of the loss of recorded information or images, regardless of
the internal or external cause of the loss.
Video or still images recorded using your VC-C50i/VC-C50iR cannot be used in
ways that infringe copyright laws or without the consent of the owner, unless
intended for personal use only.
Note
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Copyright Information
The contents of this Manual are subject to change without notice.
CANON and the CANON logo are registered trademarks of Canon Inc. Other
names of products and companies mentioned in this Manual are trademarks or
registered trademarks of the respective companies.
© Copyright 2003 CANON INC.
ALL RIGHTS RESERVED
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a
An exclamation point, within a triangle, is intended to alert the user to the presence of
important operating and maintenance (servicing) instructions in the literature
accompanying the equipment.
a Important Warnings
a CAUTION:
TO REDUCE THE RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK, DO NOT REMOVE COVERS.
NO USER-SERVICEABLE PARTS INSIDE. REFER SERVICING TO
QUALIFIED SERVICE PERSONNEL.
The serial number of this equipment may be found on the back of the camera
head. 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.
Date of Purchase
Dealer Purchased from
Dealer Address
Dealer Phone No.
Model No. VC-C50i or VC-C50iR
Serial No.
For Users in the UK (PA-V16)
When replacing the fuse only a correctly rated approved type should be used
and be sure to re-fit the fuse cover.
The AC adapter can be connected to the VC-C50i/VC-C50iR from a standard AC
power outlet. Please check your instruction manual to make sure that your
VC-C50i/VC-C50iR is compatible with this adapter.
– The socket-outlet should be installed near the equipment and should be easily
accessible.
– Unplug the apparatus from the wall outlet before cleaning or maintaining.
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a Important Operational Instructions
a WARNING:
TO REDUCE THE RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK, DO NOT EXPOSE THIS
EQUIPMENT TO RAIN OR MOISTURE.
a CAUTION:
FDA regulation
This equipment has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration
(FDA) for use as a medical device. When incorporated into a system with
medical applications, FDA regulations may apply. Consult your legal advisor to
determine whether FDA regulations apply.
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TO REDUCE THE RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK AND TO REDUCE ANNOYING
INTERFERENCE, USE THE RECOMMENDED ACCESSORIES ONLY.
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FCC NOTICE
COMMUNICATION CAMERA, Model: PT-50iN/PT-50iNR/PT-50iP/PT-50iPR
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 a
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 used 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
IC NOTICE
This product does not exceed the Class B limits for radio noise emissions from
digital apparatus as set out in the Interference-causing equipment standard
entitled ‘Digital Apparatus’, ICES-003 of the Industry Canada.
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a IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
1. Read Instructions - All the safety and
operating instructions should be read
before the equipment is operated.
2. Retain Instructions - The safety and
operating instruction should be retained
for future reference.
3. Heed Warnings - All warnings on the
equipment and in the operating
instructions should be adhered to.
4. Follow Instructions - All operating and
maintenance instructions should be
followed.
5. Cleaning - Unplug this equipment from
the wall outlet before cleaning.
Wipe the equipment with a clean soft
cloth. If necessary, put a cloth in diluted
neutral detergent and wring it well
before wiping the equipment with it.
Finally, clean the equipment with a
clean dry cloth. Do not use benzene,
thinner or other volatile liquids or
pesticides as they may damage the
product’s finish. When using chemicallytreated cleaning cloths, observe those
precautions accordingly.
6. Accessories - Do not use accessories
not recommended in this manual as
they may be hazardous. Always use
specified connection cables. Connect
devices correctly.
7. Water and Moisture - Hazard of electric
shock - Do not use the equipment near
water or in rainy/moist situations. Do
not put a heater near this equipment.
8. Placing or Moving Do not place on an
unstable cart, stand,
tripod, bracket or
table. The equipment
may fall, causing
serious injury to a child or adult, and
serious damage to the equipment. An
equipment and cart combination should
be moved with care. Quick stops,
excessive force, and uneven surfaces
may cause the equipment and cart
combination to overturn.
9. Power Sources - The PA-V16 AC
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 equipment dealer or local
power company.
10. Polarization - The PA-V16 AC 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.
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In these safety instructions, the word
“equipment” refers to the Canon
communication camera VC-C50i/VC-C50iR
and all its accessories.
11. 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
equipment.
12. Outdoor Antenna Grounding - If an
outside antenna is connected to the
equipment, 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
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antenna discharge unit, connection to
grounding electrodes, and requirements
for the grounding electrode. See figure
1.
fig-1
EXAMPLE OF ANTENNA GROUNDING AS
PER NATIONAL ELECTRICAL CODE
ANTENNA LEAD
IN WIRE
GROUNDING
CLAMP
ELECTRIC
SERVICE
EQUIPMENT
ANTENNA
DISCHARGE
UNIT (NEC
SECTION 810-20)
GROUNDING
CONDUCTORS
(NEC SECTION
810-21)
GROUNDING CLAMPS
NEC — NATIONAL ELECTRIC CODE
POWER SERVICE
GROUNDING ELECTRODE
SYSTEM
(NEC ART 250. PART H)
13. Lightning - For added protection of this
equipment 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 equipment due to lightning and
power-line surges.
14. 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.
15. Overloading - Do not overload wall
outlets and extension cords as this can
result in a risk of fire or electric shock.
16. Object and Liquid Entry - Never push
objects of any kind into this equipment
through openings as they may touch
dangerous voltage points or short out
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parts that could result in a fire or
electric shock. Be careful not to spill
liquid of any kind onto the equipment.
17. Servicing - Do not attempt to service
this equipment yourself as opening or
removing covers may expose you to
dangerous voltage or other hazards.
Refer all servicing to qualified
personnel.
18. Damage Requiring Service Disconnect this equipment from the wall
outlet and all power sources including
batteries, 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
equipment.
c. If the equipment has been exposed
to rain or water.
d. If the equipment 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 equipment
to its normal operation.
e. If the equipment has been dropped
or the cabinet has been damaged.
f. When the equipment exhibits a
distinct change in performance. This
indicates a need for service.
19. Replacement Parts - When
replacement parts are required, be sure
the service technician has used
replacement parts that are specified by
Canon or that have the same
characteristics as the original part.
Unauthorized substitutions may result
in fire, electric shock or other hazards.
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21. Do not install the equipment in the
following locations as this can cause a
fire or electric shock:
- Hot locations
- Close to a fire
- Very humid or dusty locations
- Locations exposed to direct sunlight
- Locations exposed to salt spray
- Close to flammable solvents (alcohol,
thinners, etc.)
22. When any of the following occurs,
immediately switch OFF the equipment,
unplug it from the main power supply
and contact your nearest Canon
supplier. Do not continue to use the
equipment as this can cause a fire or
electric shock.
- Do not attempt to recharge the
batteries.
- Do not use batteries other than those
specified for use with the equipment.
25. Please observe the following when
handling the batteries. Failure to do so
may result in the batteries bursting or
emitting heat, sparks or corrosive fluid.
- When the batteries are used up, or
when the equipment will not be used
for an extended period, remove the
batteries.
- When replacing the batteries, always
replace both batteries, and do not
use different types of batteries
together.
- Ensure that the + and – terminals are
correctly positioned when you load
the batteries.
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20. Safety Check - Upon completion of any
service or repairs to this equipment, ask
the service technician to perform safety
checks to determine that the equipment
is in safe operating order.
- If any soiling or leakage of the
internal battery fluid occurs,
thoroughly clean the soiling or leaked
fluid with water.
- The equipment emits any smoke,
heat, abnormal noise, or unusual
odor.
- A metal object falls into the
equipment.
- The equipment is damaged in some
way.
23. Please observe the following when
using the equipment. Failure to do so
can result in a fire or electric shock.
- Do not use flammable sprays near
the equipment.
- Do not subject the equipment to
strong impacts.
24. Please observe the following when
handling the batteries. Failure to do so
can result in the batteries bursting or
emitting heat, sparks or corrosive fluid.
- Do not throw the batteries into a fire,
and do not heat, short-circuit or
attempt to disassemble the batteries.
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Maintenance
Cleaning the Equipment
1.
2.
Unplug the AC adapter from the wall outlet.
Carefully wipe the equipment with a soft cloth that has been moistened
with water or a mild detergent.
aWARNING
Do not use flammable solvents such as alcohol, benzene or thinners.
The use of such substances can cause a fire or electric shock.
3.
4.
Wipe with a dry cloth.
When you have finished, plug the AC adapter back in to
the wall outlet.
Cleaning the Lens
Use a commercially available lens cleaner to remove any soiling from the
lens.
■ The auto-focus may not function correctly if the surface of the lens is dirty.
■ Scratches on the surface of the lens will cause image defects.
Icons Used in This Instruction Manual
aWARNING
NOTE
MEMO
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Represents instructions that, if ignored, could result in death or
serious personal injury caused by incorrect operation of
equipment. Instructions indicated by this icon must be observed
for safe operation.
Indicates important information that must be observed or actions
that are prohibited during an operation. These notes must be
read to prevent possible faults or damage to the equipment.
Indicates supplementary information or a reference to an
operation. Users are advised to read these memos.
CONTENTS
a Safe Use of Equipment .......................................................................................... 4
a Important Warnings ................................................................................... 4
a Important Operational Instructions .......................................................... 5
a IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS ..................................................... 7
Maintenance .................................................................................................. 10
Icons Used in This Instruction Manual ............................................................. 10
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12
12
13
14
18
LED Displays and the Camera Status ....................................................................... 18
Controlling the Camera from the Wireless Controller ........................................... 19
Nomenclature ................................................................................................ 19
Loading the Batteries into the Wireless Controller ................................... 20
Operable Range of the Wireless Controller ............................................................... 20
Changing the Camera Head Angle (pan/tilt/home position) ..................... 21
Range of Camera Head Movement ........................................................................... 21
Zooming In/Out (TELE/WIDE) ....................................................................... 22
Focusing (FOCUS) ........................................................................................ 23
Adjusting the Brightness (BRIGHT) ............................................................ 24
Storing a Preset Camera Position (PRESET) ............................................. 25
Switching the Camera ON and OFF ............................................................. 26
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Before You Use the Product ....................................................................................
Checking the Camera and Its Accessories .................................................
Nomenclature ................................................................................................
Installing the Product ...................................................................................
Connecting the Components .......................................................................
Turning the Power ON and OFF ...................................................................
Camera Settings ....................................................................................................... 27
Buttons Used to Specify the Settings ......................................................... 27
Setting Menu Description .......................................................................................... 27
Setting the Clock ........................................................................................... 28
Entering Characters ...................................................................................... 29
Selecting Display/Hide Clock and Text ....................................................... 29
Setting the Camera Head Movement Speed and Pan Operation .................... 30
Setting the Range of Camera Head Movement .......................................... 31
Setting the AE ................................................................................................ 32
Night Mode Settings .................................................................................... 33
VC-C4 Mode Setting Menu .......................................................................... 33
RS-232C Settings .......................................................................................... 34
ID Mode ......................................................................................................................
Setting the ID Number ..................................................................................
Selecting the Camera to be Controlled .......................................................
Cancelling ID Mode .......................................................................................
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35
36
37
Troubleshooting ........................................................................................................ 38
Factory Default Settings ........................................................................................... 40
Specifications ............................................................................................................ 41
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Before You Use the Product
Checking the Camera and Its Accessories
Before you install the Product, check that all the items shown below are included in your
product package. If any of these items is missing, contact your Canon dealer.
or
VC-C50i camera
Multiconnector
Plug
VC-C50iR camera
AC adapter PA-V16
(NTSC model only)
● Instruction Manual
● Warranty Card (NTSC model only)
AC cable
(NTSC model only)
■ Optional Product
● Wireless Controller WL-V5 (→ P.19)
● Wide-angle Converter WL-37 (→ P.14)
Cannot be used on the VC-C50iR.
Nomenclature
VC-C50i
Camera head
(→ P.21)
Base (→ P.13)
VC-C50iR
(Front)
LED (→ P.18)
Base (→ P.13)
Infrared light window
(→ P.33)
LED (→ P.18)
Wireless controller
sensor (→ P.20)
Wireless controller
sensor (→ P.20)
Camera head
(→ P.21)
(Rear)
Infrared light
window (→ P.33)
Multiconnector
(→ P.14)
DC IN 13V terminal
(→ P.14)
VIDEO OUT terminal
(→ P.14)
DC IN 13V terminal (→ P.14)
VIDEO OUT terminal (→ P.14)
Multiconnector (→ P.14)
* The screw mount for a tripod is located in the center of the underside of the camera.
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Installing the Product
VC-C50iR Installation
Firmly tighten the 2 screws (not supplied).
VC-C50i Installation
Install in a flat and stable location.
Mounting plate
VC-C50iR
Screw
(Installation)
• Distance between tapped holes: 114 mm (4.49 in.)
• Tapped hole diameter: 6 mm (0.24 in.)
• Mounting plate thickness: 1 mm (0.04 in.)
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Screw
Install the camera securely.
● When installing the camera on the ceiling, contact your Canon dealer.
● When installing the camera on the ceiling, check that the ceiling is strong enough to
bear the weight of the camera including the installation bracket. Installation in a
weak location could result in the camera falling and causing serious injury.
● At least once a year, check for looseness in the camera installation mount. (If the
optional wide-angle converter is used, check the converter mount also.)
* The Wide-angle Converter WL-37 cannot be used on the VC-C50iR.
NOTE
The permissible camera installation angles are ±20° from the horizontal. (±15°
when the optional wide-angle converter is used.)
Using a Tripod
The screw mount for a tripod is located in the center of the underside of the camera.
NOTE
● Do not overtighten the mounting screw.
If excessive force is used to tighten the
mounting screw, camera head movement
may be impeded, or other malfunctions may
result.
● Always use a tripod mounting screw that is
less than 6.0 mm (0.24 in.) in length. The use
of screws 6.0 mm (0.24 in.) long or longer
could damage the camera. Also, the tripod
seat used should be at least 30 mm (1.18 in.)
in diameter.
30 mm
(1.18 in.)
or wider
Less than
6.0 mm
(0.24 in.)
Mounting
screw
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Before You Use the Product
Using the Wide-angle Converter
The optional Wide-angle Converter WL-37 can be used to provide wide-angle shots (approx.
0.74× the normal focal distance).
Mount the wide-angle converter correctly so that it is level and fitted securely onto the
camera. When mounted correctly, the wide-angle converter should turn roughly 3 times before
stopping.
Wide-angle Converter
aWARNING
The Wide-angle Converter WL-37 cannot be used on the VC-C50iR. If the converter
is used on the VC-C50iR, the mount will gradually loosen and the converter will fall off
the camera.
NOTE
● The camera may not operate correctly if a wide-angle converter other than
the WL-37 is used.
● The permissible range of camera installation angles with the wide-angle
converter mounted on the camera is ±15° from the horizontal.
● The wide-angle converter cannot be used in night mode. (→ P.33)
Connecting the Components
(Rear of camera)
DC IN 13V VIDEO OUT
B1
B10
A1
A10
AC cable
Multiconnector plug
AC Adapter
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BNC connector
To VIDEO IN terminal
• PC
• Another
VC-C50i/
VC-C50iR
• Network
camera server
• Sensor
• Alarm
• Monitor
Monitor
Before You Use the Product
Connecting to the Multiconnector
Use the procedure below to plug leads (AWG No.28-18) into
the multiconnector plug.
1.
Insert a flat-bladed screwdriver all the way into
the slot next to the lead fastening hole.
■ The inside of the lead fastening hole opens.
2.
With the screwdriver still inserted, push the end
of the lead into the lead fastening hole.
3.
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Lead
Holding the lead securely so that it does not
come out of the lead fastening hole, pull out the
screwdriver.
■ The lead is secured inside the lead fastening hole.
Use the same procedure to connect all the required leads.
Attaching the Multiconnector to the Camera
1.
B1
Raise the levers on each side of the
multiconnector plug.
B10
A10
2.
B1
Push the multiconnector plug into the
multiconnector socket.
B10
A10
3.
Push the multiconnector plug in fully.
■ The multiconnector plug is locked into the
socket on the rear of the camera.
B1
B10
A10
To remove the multiconnector, push the levers on both sides
downwards at the same time.
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Multiconnector Pin Layout
B1
B10
A1
A10
Item
S-video out
RS-232C
(connects to
cascadeconnection
camera)
RS-232C
(connects to
cascadeconnection
PCs)
Y GND
Y OUT
A2
C GND
C OUT
B1
B2
A3
RTS OUT
CTS OUT
B3
A4
TX OUT
RX OUT
B4
A5
GND
GND
B5
A6
RTS IN
CTS IN
B6
A7
TX IN
RX IN
B7
A8
Light_ON/OFF-
Light_ON/OFF+
B8
A9
Alarm_-
Alarm_+
B9
A10
Sensor_-
Sensor_+
B10
Pin No.
Pin name
Input/
Output
Signal direction
A1
Y GND
Output
⇒ MONITOR
S-video luminance output
GND
B1
Y OUT
Output
⇒ MONITOR
S-video luminance output
A2
C GND
Output
⇒ MONITOR
S-video chroma output
GND
B2
C OUT
Output
⇒ MONITOR
S-video chroma output
A3
RTS
Output
⇒ NEXT CAMERA
RS-232C cascade output
send request
B3
CTS
Input
NEXT CAMERA ⇒
RS-232C cascade output
send enabled
A4
TXD
Output
⇒ NEXT CAMERA
RS-232C cascade output
send data
B4
RXD
Input
NEXT CAMERA ⇒
RS-232C cascade output
receive data
A5
GND
–
–
RS-232C cascade output
GND
B5
GND
–
–
RS-232C input GND
Notes
A6
RTS
Output
⇒ PC
RS-232C input send
request
B6
CTS
Input
PC ⇒
RS-232C input send
enabled
A7
TXD
Output
⇒ PC
RS-232C input send data
PC ⇒
RS-232C input receive
data
B7
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A1
RXD
Input
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Item
Pin No.
Pin name
Input/
Output
Signal direction
External lighting
control signal
A8
Light_ON/OFF-
Output
Current input
External lighting switch
50V/200mA (max.)
B8
Light_ON/OFF+
Output
Current output
External lighting switch
50V/200mA (max.)
A9
Alarm_-
Output
Current input
Alarm control 50V/
200mA (max.)
B9
Alarm_+
Output
Current output
Alarm control 50V/
200mA (max.)
A10
Sensor_-
Input
Current input
External sensor
input
B10
Sensor_+
Input
Current output
GND
Pull-up to 5V, diode
protected
External Device I/O Terminals
External device input terminals
These comprise 2 sensor terminals (positive (+) and negative (–)). The negative terminal is
connected to the camera’s own internal ground and the positive terminal is pulled up to 5 volts
at 10 kohm via a protection diode. Connecting the respective leads to the positive and
negative terminals and then shorting across the terminals (ON) or not (OFF) generates an
interrupt for the internal controller. The power supplies and grounds for connected sensors
and switches should be connected to electrically segregated terminals. When an ON state is
detected, an event occurrence is posted to the host PC.
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Alarm control
signal
Notes
External device output terminals
These comprise ON and OFF terminals for the alarm and light terminals, with equivalent
terminals in both directions for the respective combinations. The two terminals can be
switched between conductive and resistive states using the internal controller. In addition, an
optical connector is used in the output terminal and is separate from the internal circuits in the
camera.
The load connected to the output terminal should be within the following ratings:
Rated values between output terminals
Max. DC voltage: 50V
Continuous load current: 120 mA
Item Pin No.
Pin name
Signal direction
Notes
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Before You Use the Product
Turning the Power ON and OFF
The VC-C50i/VC-C50iR camera does not have a power switch. You can switch the camera on
by plugging the AC adapter into a wall outlet. When power to the camera is switched on, the
LED on the camera turns green. If the monitor is switched on, an image appears on the
screen.
to AC outlet
Camera
Monitor
AC adapter
AC cable
NOTE
● Whenever you turn the camera on, the first use of the PC or wireless
controller to control the camera initializes the camera head position.
(Initialization takes several seconds.) The LED on the camera flashes
green (at 1-second intervals) during initialization.
● Never touch the camera head during initialization. This could prevent
successful initialization and cause faults.
● Wait at least five seconds before turning the power back on after shutting it
off. Turning it on too quickly may result in a malfunction. Observe the
precautions given in “a Safe Use of Equipment/a IMPORTANT SAFETY
INSTRUCTIONS” (→ P.7–9).
LED Displays and the Camera Status
LED Display
Green
Blinking green
Camera is on. (→ P.26)
At 0.1-sec. intervals
Wireless controller button being used.
At 0.5-sec. intervals
Storing or restoring a preset (→ P.25), or displaying
a setting menu. (→ P.27)
At 1-sec. intervals
Camera head position initialization in progress.
Individual camera operation in progress and this camera
is not selected. (→ P.36)
Orange
At 0.1-sec. intervals
Camera is not selected for individual operation and is
being controlled from the wireless controller. (→ P.36)
At 0.5-sec. intervals
The camera is being selected or deselected for
individual operation. (→ P.36)
Blinking orange
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Camera Status
Red
Camera is off. (→ P.26)
Off
Power is off. (Power is not connected to the camera.)
Controlling the Camera from the Wireless Controller
The Wireless Controller WL-V5 is optional.
While the wireless controller buttons are being used, the LED on the camera blinks green (at
0.1-second intervals).
Nomenclature
Camera ON/OFF button (→ P.26)
Switches the camera on and off.
SET/OK button (→ P.25, 27, 35)
Used to store preset positions.
Can also be used to proceed to
the next level when specifying
settings in a setting menu.
FOCUS button (→ P.23, 24)
Adjusts the focus.
• AF : Switches to auto-focus.
• MF : Focus is fixed.
• ▲ : Lengthens the focal
distance.
• ▼ : Shortens the focal
distance.
BRIGHT
ZOOM
T
W
HOME
SET/OK
CANCEL
AF
1
2
3
MF
4
5
6
7
8
9
∞
0
ON SCREEN Fn
ID
WL-V5
WIRELESS CONTROLLER
ON SCREEN button (→ P.27, 29)
Displays or hides the date, time
and text.
Fn button
Not used.
MENU
ZOOM button (→ P.22)
Increases or decreases the size of the
subject on the monitor screen.
• T : Enlarges the subject (zoom in).
• W : Shrinks the subject (zoom out).
Camera control button (→ P.21, 27, 35)
Used to change the camera head angle
and to move the on-screen cursor.
• ^ V < > : Move the camera head up,
down, left and right
respectively.
• HOME : Moves the camera head to the
center.
CANCEL button (→ P.25, 27, 35)
Cancels registration of a preset camera
position. Also cancels a setting selected
in a setting menu and returns you to the
previous level.
ENGLISH
BRIGHT button (→ P.24)
Adjusts the brightness of the
image on the monitor.
• + : Brightens the image.
• – : Darkens the image.
Number buttons (→ P.25, 36, 37)
Used to store and restore preset
positions, and to select the camera when
multiple cameras are used. The * and
# buttons are not used.
MENU button (→ P.27, 35)
Used to display and exit the MAIN
MENU.
ID button (→P.36, 37)
Used to control multiple cameras
individually. When the cameras are
switched off, pressing this button begins
individual camera control.
Battery cover
See P.20 for information on
loading the batteries.
MEMO
Whenever possible, switch the camera off when it is not in use (→ P.26) as this
reduces power consumption. If the camera will not be used for an extended
period, unplug the AC adapter from the wall outlet (→ P.18). If you turn the
power off, the date and time will be cleared.
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Controlling the Camera from the Wireless Controller
Loading the Batteries into the Wireless Controller
The wireless controller requires two AA-type batteries.
1.
Remove the battery cover.
2.
Insert the batteries.
■ Taking care that the poles (+ and –) are
correctly positioned.
3.
Replace the battery cover.
aWARNING
Observe the following precautions when handling batteries.
Failure to do so could result in the batteries bursting or emitting heat, sparks or
corrosive fluid.
● Do not throw the batteries into a fire, and do not heat, short-circuit or attempt
to disassemble the batteries.
● Do not attempt to recharge the batteries.
Operable Range of the Wireless Controller
Use the wireless controller within the range described below, facing it toward the sensor for
the wireless controller. The operable range of the wireless controller varies depending on the
amount of charge remaining in the batteries and interference from other objects. (This applies
equally to the VC-C50iR.)
5m
(16.4 ft.)
90°
30°
90°
30°
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Controlling the Camera from the Wireless Controller
Changing the Camera Head Angle (pan/tilt/home position)
Use the procedures below to change the camera head angle.
To move the camera head left and right (pan)
Press the 4 and 6 buttons.
ZOOM
■ When pointing the remote control in the direction of the
camera and using it, the image on the monitor moves in the
direction of the arrow on the button pressed, and the camera
head moves in the oppsite direction.
When DIRECTION MIRROR (→ P.30) is set to ON, the
camera head moves in the direction of the arrow on the
button pressed.
■ Holding the button down increases the speed of camera
head movement as shown below.
Low speed → Medium speed → High speed
T
W
HOME
SET/OK
CANCEL
AF
1
2
3
MF
4
5
6
7
8
9
0
ON SCREEN Fn
ID
MENU
To move the camera head up and down (tilt)
Press the 8 and 5 buttons.
ENGLISH
BRIGHT
■ Holding the button down increases the speed of camera
head movement as shown below.
Low speed → Medium speed → High speed
To move the camera head to the Home position
Press the h button.
■ This moves the camera head to the center position at high
speed.
NOTE
Do not attempt to manually change the camera head angle.
If the camera head is accidentally moved, either by hand or by
being struck by an object, always press the h button. The
deviation from the position that the camera memorizes will be
corrected and the operation will be back in order.
Range of Camera Head Movement
The figures below show the range of camera head movement from a horizontal position. The
default range of upward movement for the VC-C50i is 30°, but the range can be set to 90°
(→ P.31).
30°
100°
100°
10°
170°
30°
170°
VC-C50i
90°
VC-C50iR
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Controlling the Camera from the Wireless Controller
Zooming In/Out (TELE/WIDE)
The zoom function increases (zoom in) and decreases (zoom out) the size of the subject on
the monitor screen.
To zoom in (TELE):
ZOOM
BRIGHT
T
Press the t side of the button.
■ Holding down the button changes the rate of zoom as shown
below.
Slow
Fast
W
HOME
SET/OK
CANCEL
AF
1
2
3
MF
4
5
6
7
8
9
∞
0
ON SCREEN Fn
ID
MENU
To zoom out (WIDE):
Press the w side of the button.
■ Holding down the button changes the rate of zoom as shown
below.
Slow
Fast
MEMO
Focusing Range
At some zoom settings, the camera may not be able to focus on the subject.
Changes in the distance from the camera to the subject
Effective focusing range
Distance
1.6 m (63.0 in.)
1 cm
(0.39 in.)
Zoom position
22
Wide end of zoom
Tele end of zoom
Down to approx. 1 cm (0.39 in.)
In night mode, down to approx. 2 cm (0.79 in.)
Up to approx. 1.6 m (63.0 in.)
In night mode, up to approx. 2.3 m (90.55 in.)
Controlling the Camera from the Wireless Controller
Focusing (FOCUS)
This section describes how to focus on the subject. The VC-C50i/VC-C50iR has an auto-focus
mode, in which the camera automatically focuses on the subject, and a manual focus mode,
in which the operator can adjust the focus by hand. (The default setting is auto-focus.)
To use autofocus mode
ZOOM
BRIGHT
T
Press the a button.
W
■ The camera focuses automatically.
HOME
CANCEL
AF
1
2
3
MF
4
5
6
7
8
9
∞
ENGLISH
SET/OK
0
ON SCREEN Fn
MEMO
ID
MENU
Subjects not suitable for auto-focus
The camera may have difficulty focusing automatically on subjects of the type
shown below. Use the manual focus mode (→ P.24) for such situations.
Subjects with little or
no contrast (a white
wall, for example)
Horizontally striped
subjects
Angled subjects
Insubstantial subjects
such as flames or
smoke
Highly reflective
subjects
Subjects seen through
glass
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Controlling the Camera from the Wireless Controller
To fix the focus
ZOOM
BRIGHT
T
Press the n button.
■ This switches auto-focus off and fixes the focus.
W
To focus on nearby subjects
HOME
SET/OK
CANCEL
AF
1
2
3
MF
4
5
6
7
8
9
∞
0
ON SCREEN Fn
ID
Press the r button.
■ This enables switching the camera to manual focus mode
while moving the focal point closer to the camera.
■ Holding the button down moves the focal point closer to the
camera.
MENU
To focus on distant subjects
Press the e button.
■ This enables switching the camera to manual focus mode
while moving the focal point further from the camera.
■ Holding the button down moves the focal point further away
from the camera.
■ At some zoom settings, the camera may not be able to focus
on the subject (→ P.22).
Adjusting the Brightness (BRIGHT)
This function brightens or darkens the image. When the camera is switched on, the brightness
is set to the Normal level.
To brighten or darken the image
ZOOM
BRIGHT
T
W
AF
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
0
ON SCREEN Fn
24
Normal brightness
Brighter
CANCEL
MF
∞
■ The image gradually brightens (or darkens) while the button
is held down.
Darker
HOME
SET/OK
Press the z side of the button to brighten the image and
the x side to darken the image.
ID
MENU
■ The Normal brightness setting corresponds to setting [5] in
the AE REFERENCE screen (→ P.32). The brightest setting
is [10] and the darkest setting is [1].
■ In particularly dark locations, it may not be possible to adjust
the brightness.
Controlling the Camera from the Wireless Controller
Storing a Preset Camera Position (PRESET)
This section describes how to store a camera head angle, zoom position and brightness level.
Up to nine (1 to 9) preset positions can be stored. Switching the power off or the camera off
does not erase the stored preset positions.
To store a position
T
W
HOME
SET/OK
CANCEL
AF
1
2
3
MF
4
5
6
7
8
∞
ID
2. Press the s button.
■ The LED on the camera blinks green (at 0.5-second
intervals).
■ Press the c button again to cancel the operation.
9
0
ON SCREEN Fn
■ The focus setting is not stored.
MENU
3. Press a button from 1 to 9.
■ When the position has been stored, the LED on the camera
stops blinking and remains green.
■ Any existing preset information is overwritten.
ENGLISH
ZOOM
BRIGHT
1. Set the camera head angle, zoom position and
brightness.
To restore a preset position
Press a button from 1 to 9.
■ The VC-C50i/VC-C50iR returns to the stored camera head
angle, zoom position and brightness level.
MEMO
● During preset operations, the camera pans and tilts at the speeds set for pan/
tilt operation in the setting menu. When the [AUTO] setting is selected, the
head moves at the maximum speed (→ P.30).
● Stored preset position information can only be overwritten. Stored preset
positions cannot be erased. However, the preset position is cleared if the
COMMAND mode is changed (→ P.33).
● If the camera is in manual focus mode, the focus may be incorrect when a
preset position is restored. In this event, set the camera to auto-focus mode
or focus the camera manually.
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Controlling the Camera from the Wireless Controller
Switching the Camera ON and OFF
The camera is switched on and off by using the p (camera ON/OFF) button on the wireless
controller. Even if you switch the camera OFF, the stored preset positions, the date, the time
and the ID number are not cleared.
To switch the camera off
ZOOM
BRIGHT
T
W
In the status of camera ON, press the p button.
■ The image disappears and the LED on the camera turns red
(camera OFF). The camera will now respond only to the p
button or i button on the wireless controller.
HOME
SET/OK
CANCEL
AF
1
2
3
MF
4
5
6
7
8
9
∞
0
ON SCREEN Fn
MEMO
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ID
MENU
To switch the camera on
In the status of camera OFF, press the p button.
■ An image appears on the monitor screen and the LED on the
camera turns green (camera ON). The camera will now
respond to all operations performed from the wireless
controller.
■ Even if the camera is off, when you press the i button the
LED on the camera blinks orange and you can begin ID
mode operation (→ P.36).
● Even if you switch the camera off, electric current will continue to flow to the
camera. However, the power of the camera will not be turned off (→ P.18).
Accordingly, even if you switch the camera off, the stored preset positions,
the date, the time and the ID number are not cleared.
● If you switch the camera off while it is in night mode, the built-in infrared
lighting also switches off. When you switch the camera back on, night mode
is cancelled and the camera operates as normal.
● Whenever possible, switch the camera off when it is not in use as this
reduces power consumption. If the camera will not be used for an extended
period, unplug the AC adapter from the wall outlet. If you turn the power off,
the date and time will be cleared.
Camera Settings
Set and display the clock and text, and specify camera operation settings.
Buttons Used to Specify the Settings
The wireless controller buttons shown below are used for the setting.
58 buttons : Move the cursor up and down.
ZOOM
BRIGHT
T
6 button
: Moves the cursor right. Also proceeds to the
next setting level.
4 button
: Moves the cursor left.
c button
: Returns to the previous screen without
confirming any settings.
s button
: Confirms the settings and proceeds to the next
setting level.
m button
: Displays or hides the setting menu. While the
setting menu is displayed, the LED on the
camera blinks green (at 0.5-sec intervals).
o button
: Displays or hides displays such as the clock
and text (→ P.29). If no date or time is set, the
date setting (01.JAN.’00) and time setting
(00.00.00AM) blink. Note that this button is
disabled when the camera is in the setting
menu.
W
CANCEL
AF
1
2
3
MF
4
5
6
7
8
9
∞
0
ON SCREEN Fn
ID
MENU
ENGLISH
HOME
SET/OK
Setting Menu Description
Press the m button to display the setting menu.
Cursor
MA I N
MENU
SET MENU
SET MENU
D I SP LAY MENU
CAMERA MENU
NEXT SET
BACK CANCEL
: Use this menu to specify the settings used for
controlling the camera from a PC or other device via
the multiconnector. (→ P.34, 35).
DISPLAY MENU : Use this menu to set the clock and to enter the
characters (→ P.28, 29).
CAMERA MENU : Use this menu to change the settings for camera
head pan and tilt speed, the range of camera head
movement, the camera head brightness level and
night mode (→ P.30–33).
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Camera Settings
Setting the Clock
Use the procedure below to set the date and time. You can also select your preferred TIME
STYLE and DATE STYLE settings.
MA I N
/
MENU
D I SPLAY MENU
D I SP LAY MENU
DA TE& T I ME SE TT I NGS
SET DATE
0 1 . JAN . ’ 0 0
SET T I ME
0 0 : 0 0 : 0 0 AM
T I ME STYLE
AM / PM
DATE STYLE
DD / MM / YY
NEXT SET
DA TE& T I ME SE TT I NGS
SET DATE
BACK CANCEL
NEXT SET
/
BACK CANCEL
N E X T SET
0 1 . J AN . ’ 0 0
BACK CANCEL
/
DA TE& T I ME SE TT I NGS
SET DATE
0 1 . J AN . ’ 0 0
SET T I ME
0 0 : 0 0 : 0 0 AM
T I ME STYLE
DATE STYLE
0
0 0 : 0 0 : 0 0 AM
N E X T SET
DA TE& T I ME SE TT I NGS
SET DATE
0 1 . J AN . ’ 0 0
SET T I ME
0 0 : 0 0 : 0 0 AM
T I ME STYLE
AM / PM
DATE STYLE
DD / MM / YY
BACK CANCEL
T I ME STYLE
24H
AM / PM
SET SET CANCEL CANCEL
DA TE& T I ME SE TT I NGS
SET DATE
0 1 . J AN . ’ 0 0
0 0 : 0 0 : 0 0 AM
DATE STYLE
NEXT SET
AM / PM
DATE STYLE
DD / MM / YY
BACK CANCEL
BACK CANCEL
DA TE& T I ME SE TT I NGS
SET DATE
1 2 . J UN . ’ 0 0
SET SET CANCEL CANCEL
/
DA TE& T I ME SE TT I NGS
SET T I ME
0 1 : 3 0 : 0 0 AM
N E X T SET
BACK CANCEL
Set minutes and seconds
likewise.
/
Example of screen
displayed when 24H and
YY/MM/DD are selected.
DA TE& T I ME SE TT I NGS
/
SET T I ME
0 0 : 0 0 : 0 0 AM
T I ME STYLE
DA TE& T I ME SE TT I NGS
BACK CANCEL
T I ME STYLE
N E X T SET
1 2 . J UN . ’ 0 0
DD / MM / YY
/
NEXT SET
DA TE& T I ME SE TT I NGS
SET DATE
0 1 . J AN . ’ 0 0
SET T I ME
NEXT SET
AM / PM
BACK CANCEL
NEXT SET
BACK CANCEL
/
SET DATE
/
DA TE& T I ME SE TT I NGS
SET T I ME
/
OF F
TXT D I SPLAY
TXT SETT I NGS . .
CAMERA MENU
NEXT SET
DA TE& T I ME SE TT I NGS
OF F
DATE D I SPLAY
T I ME D I SPLAY
OF F
DATE&T I ME SETT I NGS . .
SET MENU
DA TE& T I ME SE TT I NGS
SET DATE
’0 0 . 0 6 . 1 2
SET T I ME
13 : 30 : 00
T I ME STYLE
2 4H
DATE STYLE
YY / MM / DD
NEXT SET
BACK CANCEL
AM / PM
DATE STYLE
YY / MM / DD
DD / MM / YY
SET SET CANCEL CANCEL
DD / MM / YY
BACK CANCEL
/
MEMO
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When you turn the power off (→ P.18), the specified date and time are cleared
and the settings revert to the factory default settings (→ P.40). However, these
settings are not cleared if you switch the camera off (→ P.26).
Camera Settings
Entering Characters
The characters that can be specified are uppercase letters (A to Z), numbers (0 to 9) and
some symbols (<, >, -, /,., : and spaces). Text can be entered anywhere on the screen outside
the character area. Repeat steps w and e in the procedure below for each character
entered. If the text runs over multiple lines, repeat steps q to t for each line. To delete a
character, place the cursor over the l (backspace) and press the s button to delete the
text one character at a time.
24 columns
q
Selected position Character area
w
D I SPLAY MENU
MENU
ON
DATE D I SPLAY
T I ME D I SPLAY
ON
DATE&T I ME SETT I NGS . .
D I SP LAY MENU
NEXT SET
BACK CANCEL
NEXT SET
to set the
position
11 lines
ON
TXT D I SPLAY
TXT SETT I NGS . .
CAMERA MENU
Cursor
AB C D E F G H I J K L
MNOPQRS T UVWX
BACK CANC EL
t
e Select a character
Text cannot be placed
in the character area.
and press
ENGLISH
MA I N
SET MENU
r When you have finished,
move the cursor to [OK].
YZ 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
<> - / . :
OK
CAMERA 1
AB C D E F G H I J K L
MNOPQRS T UVWX
C
Backspace
Space
Selecting Display/Hide Clock and Text
Select ON to display the date, time and text, and select OFF to hide them. If you select ON,
you can display and hide the date, time and text by pressing theo button.
MA I N
MENU
/
SET MENU
D I SP LAY MENU
CAMERA MENU
NEXT SET
D I SPLAY MENU
D I SPLAY MENU
OFF
DATE D I SPLAY
T I ME D I SP LAY
OFF
DATE&T I ME SETT I NGS . .
/
BACK CANCEL
TXT D I SPLAY
TXT SETT I NGS . .
NEXT SET
DATE D I SPLAY
/
OF F
BACK CANCEL
SET SET CANCEL CANCEL
/
D I SPLAY MENU
NEXT SET
/
D I SPLAY MENU
OFF
DATE D I SPLAY
T I ME D I SP LAY
OFF
DATE&T I ME SETT I NGS . .
TXT D I SPLAY
TXT SETT I NGS . .
ON
O FF
/
T I ME D I SPLAY
ON
O FF
OFF
BACK CANCEL
SET SET CANCEL CANCEL
/
/
Example of clock and text display
D I SPLAY MENU
D I SPLAY MENU
OFF
DATE D I SPLAY
T I ME D I SP LAY
OFF
DATE&T I ME SETT I NGS . .
TXT D I SPLAY
TXT SETT I NGS . .
CAMERA 1
’0 0 . 0 6 . 1 2
0 1 : 3 0 : 0 0 PM
NEXT SET
/
OFF
TXT D I SPLAY
BACK CANCEL
ON
O FF
SET SET CANCEL CANCEL
/
/
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Camera Settings
Setting the Camera Head Movement Speed and Pan Operation
Use the procedure below to set the speed at which the camera head pans and tilts and to
select the DIRECTION MIRROR setting (direction of camera head panning).
MA I N
MENU
SET MENU
D I SP LAY MENU
A E SETT I NGS . .
D I RECT I ON M I RROR
N I GH T MOD E
CAMERA MENU
NEXT SET
CAME RA MENU
BACK CANCEL
CAME RA MENU
PAN SPEED
AUTO
T I LT SPEE D
AUTO
MOVABLE RANGE . . DEFAULT
NEXT SET
PAN
SPEED
AU TO
MANUAL
O FF
O FF
BACK CANCE L
SET SET CANCEL CANCEL
CAME RA MENU
PAN
SPEED
CAME RA MENU
AU TO
MANUAL
PAN
SPEED
MANUAL
1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 5 - 6 - 7 - 8 - 9 - 10
SET SET CANCEL CANCEL
/
/
CAME RA MENU
CAME RA MENU
PAN SPEED
AUTO
T I LT SPEE D
AUTO
MOVABLE RANGE . . DEFAULT
A E SET I NGS . .
D I RECT I ON M I RROR
N I GH T MOD E
NEXT SET
SET SET CANCEL CANCEL
T I LT SPEE D
AUTO
MANUAL
O FF
O FF
BACK CANCEL
SET SET CANCEL CANCEL
CAME RA MENU
T I LT SPEED
CAME RA MENU
AU TO
MANUAL
T I LT SPEED
MANUAL
1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 5 - 6 - 7 - 8 - 9 - 10
SET SET CANCEL CANCEL
/
CAME RA MENU
SET SET CANCEL CANCEL
/
CAME RA MENU
PAN SPEED
AUTO
T I LT SPEE D
AUTO
MOVABLE RANGE . . DEFAULT
A E SETT I NGS . .
D I RECT I ON M I RROR
N I GH T MOD E
NEXT SET
NOTE
30
O FF
O FF
BACK CANCE L
D I RECT I ON M I RROR
ON
O FF
SET SET CANCEL CANCEL
● If you set DIRECTION MIRROR to ON, the camera head pans in the direction
indicated on the 4 or 6 button (→ P.21).
● The pan and tilt speeds set here are also used in preset position operations
(→ P.25). And also if the [AUTO] setting is selected, the camera head moves
at the maximum speed.
Camera Settings
Setting the Range of Camera Head Movement
Use the procedure below to limit the range of camera pan and tilt (→ P.21). This feature
allows you to watch the image on the monitor as you move the camera head to the position
you want to set as the limit of movement.
CAME RA MENU
MENU
D I SP LAY MENU
CAMERA MENU
NEXT SET
CAME RA MENU
PAN SPEED
AUTO
T I LT SPEE D
AUTO
MOVABLE RANGE . . DEFAULT
A E SET T I NGS . .
D I REC T I ON M I RROR
N I GH T MOD E
NEXT SET
BACK CANCEL
MOVABLE RANGE . . DE FAULT
MANUAL
MOVABLE RANGE . . DE FAULT
MANUAL
SET SET CANCEL CANCEL
SET SET CANCEL CANCEL
O FF
O FF
BACK CANCE L
When the setting is unchanged
When you select [YES] the
settings are saved and the
procedure ends.
CAME RA MENU
MOVABLE RANG E
R I GHT L I M I T SET + 0 0 0 D E G
LEFT L I M I T SET
+ 0 0 0DEG
UP L I M I T SET
+ 0 0 0DEG
DOWN L I M I T SET
+ 0 0 0DEG
NEXT SET
BACK CANCEL
SET SET CANCEL CANCEL
Watch the monitor image to
move to the desired limit.
MOVABLE RANG E
MOVABLE RANG E
R I GHT L I M I T SET + 0 0 0 D E G
When you select [NO] the
procedure ends without
saving the settings.
LEFT L I M I T SET
+ 0 0 0DEG
UP L I M I T SET
+ 0 0 0DEG
DOWN L I M I T SET
+ 0 0 0DEG
NEXT SET
MOVABLE RANG E
BACK CANCEL
LEFT L I M I T SET
+ 0 0 0DEG
SET SET CANCEL CANCEL
Watch the monitor image to
move to the desired limit.
SAVE SETT I NGS?
YES
MOVABLE RANG E
R I GHT L I M I T SET + 0 0 0 D E G
ENGLISH
MA I N
SET MENU
NO
When the setting is
changed
MOVABLE RANG E
MOVABLE RANG E
R I GHT L I M I T SET + 0 0 0 D E G
LEFT L I M I T SET
+ 0 0 0DEG
UP L I M I T SET
+ 0 0 0DEG
DOWN L I M I T SET
+ 0 0 0DEG
NEXT SET
BACK CANCEL
UP L I M I T SET
+ 0 0 0DEG
SET SET CANCEL CANCEL
Watch the monitor image to
move to the desired limit.
MOVABLE RANG E
MOVABLE RANG E
R I GHT L I M I T SET + 0 0 0 D E G
LEFT L I M I T SET
+ 0 0 0DEG
UP L I M I T SET
+ 0 0 0DEG
DOWN L I M I T SET
+ 0 0 0DEG
NEXT SET
BACK CANCEL
DOWN L I M I T SET
+ 0 0 0DEG
SET SET CANCEL CANCEL
Watch the monitor image to
move to the desired limit.
MEMO
The limits for the range of camera head movement are as follows:
VC-C50i: ±100° left and right, 90° upward and 30° downward
VC-C50iR: ±170° left and right, 10° upward and 90° downward
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Camera Settings
Setting the AE
Use the procedure below to specify the AE (brightness adjustment) setting. FLICKERLESS
AE is unnecessary to set.
MA I N
CAME RA MENU
MENU
SET MENU
D I SP LAY MENU
A E SETT I NGS . .
D I RECT I ON M I RROR
N I GHT MOD E
CAMERA MENU
NEXT SET
AE S E TT I NG
PAN SPEED
AUTO
T I LT SPEE D
AUTO
MOVABLE RANGE . . DEFAULT
BACK CANCEL
NEXT SET
A E REFERENCE
FL I CKERLE SS AE
D E FAULT
OF F
O FF
O FF
BACK CANCE L
NEXT SET
BACK CANCEL
[5] corresponds to the Normal
brightness setting (→ P.24)
AE S E TT I NG
A E REFERENCE
FL I CKERLESS AE
AE S E TT I NG
D E F AU L T
A E REFERENCE
AE S E TT I NG
D E F AU L T
MANUAL
A E REFERENCE
AE S E TT I NG
D E F AU L T
MANUAL
A E REFERENCE
MANUAL
OF F
1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 5 - 6 - 7 - 8 - 9 - 10
NEXT SET
BACK CANCEL
SET SET CANCEL CANCEL
/
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SET SET CANCEL CANCEL
SET SET CANCEL CANCEL
/
Camera Settings
Night Mode Settings
Selecting night mode allows you to check the subject in the dark using black and white images
provided by infrared photography. When you switch to night mode, the built-in infrared lighting
(infrared LED) for night mode automatically switches on. This lighting automatically switches off
after 30 minutes.
CAME RA MENU
MENU
PAN SPEED
AUTO
T I LT SPEE D
AUTO
MOVABLE RANGE . . DEFAULT
D I SPL AY MENU
A E SETT I NGS . .
D I RECT I ON M I RROR
N I GH T MOD E
C AME R A ME NU
NEXT SET
MEMO
BACK CANCEL
NEXT SET
O FF
OF
FFF
O
N I GH T MOD E
ON
F
OF F
BACK CANCE L
● In night mode a sharp focus may be difficult with autofocus. Please use
manual focus to obtain a sharp focus
● If you switch the camera off while it is in night mode, the built-in infrared
lighting also switches off. When you switch the camera back on, night mode
is cancelled and the camera operates as normal.
● When RS-232C control is used (→ P.34), night mode and the built-in infrared
lighting can be used independently. The infrared lighting can also be used for
more than 30 minutes.
ENGLISH
MA I N
SET MENU
VC-C4 Mode Setting Menu
The default mode for this camera is VC-C4 mode.
If this camera is used in VC-C3 mode, the settings screens shown below appear.
MAIN MENU
MA I N
SET MENU
MENU
CAMERA MENU
CAME RA MENU
SET MENU
RS - 232C S ETT I NGS . .
SET MENU
REMO TE CONTRO LLE R I D
COMMAND
CAMERA MENU
PAN SPEED
T I LT SPEE D
AE S E TT I NG
AUTO
AUTO
0
VC - C 3 MOD E
AE SETTING
A E REFERENCE
FL I CKERLESS AE
A E SETT I NGS . .
D I RECT I ON M I RROR
D E F AU L T
OF F
O FF
RESTORE DEFAULT
NEXT SET
NOTE
BACK CANCEL
NEXT SET
BACK CANCEL
NEXT SET
BACK CANCE L
NEXT SET
BACK CANCEL
If you press the s button after changing the mode, the screen momentarily
goes blank. This is not a fault. Also, when you change modes, all the stored
preset positions are cleared and the range of camera head movement reverts to
the default values in each mode.
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Camera Settings
RS-232C Settings
These settings are used for controlling the VC-C50i/VC-C50iR from a PC or other device. The
DATA 8 BIT and NON PARITY settings are fixed, and the menu is used to check them only.
DATA 8 BIT and NON PARITY are to be read only.
MA I N
MENU
RS - 232C S ETT I NGS . .
D I SP LAY MENU
REMO TE CONTRO LLE R I D
CAMERA MENU
COMMAND
BACK CANCEL
NEXT SET
BAUD RATE
0
VC - C4 MOD E
RESTORE DEFAULT
NEXT SET
RS - 232C SE TT I NGS
SET MENU
SET MENU
BACK CANCEL
RS - 232C SE TT I NGS
9600
1
STOP B I T
DA TA 8 B I T
NON PAR I TY
NEXT SET
R EAD ON LY
BACK CANCEL
SET SET CANCEL CANCEL
RS - 232C SE TT I NGS
9600
1
STOP B I T
DA TA 8 B I T
NON PAR I TY
NEXT SET
MEMO
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4800
9600
14400
19200
R EAD ON LY
RS - 232C SE TT I NGS
BAUD RATE
BAUD RATE
STOP B I T
R EAD ON LY
1
2
R EAD ON LY
BACK CANCEL
SET SET CANCEL CANCEL
● For information on items other than the RS-232C SETTINGS item on the SET
MENU, see below.
(1) See page 35 for information on the REMOTE CONTROLLER ID setting.
(2) COMMAND is set when using the VC-C50i/VC-C50iR in Canon
Communication Camera VC-C3 mode (→ P.33).
(3) To restore the default values for the settings (→ P.40), select [SET] in the
RESTORE DEFAULT setting.
ID Mode
When multiple VC-C50i/VC-C50iR cameras are connected and installed, all the cameras in
range of the wireless controller simultaneously perform the operations specified. In this
situation, the cameras can be operated individually by assigning separate ID numbers to each
camera beforehand and then specifying the desired ID number from the wireless controller.
This is referred to as ID mode operation.
Setting the ID Number
ZOOM
BRIGHT
T
W
1. Switch the power on to the cameras to which you
want to assign the same ID number. Switch the power
to the other connected cameras off.
Switch the power to a camera off by unplugging the AC adapter
connected to the camera (→ P.18). Even if you turn the power
off, the ID number will not be cleared.
HOME
SET/OK
CANCEL
AF
1
2
3
MF
4
5
6
7
8
9
∞
0
ON SCREEN Fn
ID
MENU
ENGLISH
Use the procedure below to assign an ID number (1 to 9) to each camera (VC-C50i/
VC-C50iR). If you do not want to assign an ID number to a camera, select [0] for that camera.
Assigning the same ID number to multiple cameras allows you to control those cameras
simultaneously.
2. Press the m button on the wireless controller to
display the MAIN MENU screen.
3. Select REMOTE CONTROLLER ID in the SET MENU
and set the ID number.
Use the 5 and 8 buttons to move the cursor up and down,
use the s or 6 button to confirm the selected setting and
proceed to the next level, and use the cor 4 button to move
back to the previous level without confirming the selected
setting. Use the 5 and 8 buttons to change values.
MA I N
SET MENU
MENU
RS - 232C S ETT I NGS . .
SET MENU
D I SP LAY MENU
REMO TE CONTRO LLE R I D
CAMERA MENU
COMMAND
0
VC - C4 MOD E
RESTORE DEFAULT
NEXT SET
BACK CANCEL
NEXT SET
BACK CANCEL
SET MENU
SET MENU
RS - 232C S ETT I NGS . .
REMO TE CONTRO LLE R I D
COMMAND
0
REMO TE CONTRO LLE R I D
5
VC - C4 MOD E
RESTORE DEFAULT
NEXT SET
BACK CANCEL
SET SET CANCEL CANCEL
4. When you have set the ID number, press the m
button or c button to exit the settings screens.
5. Repeat Steps 1 to 4 until ID numbers are set for all the
cameras.
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ID Mode
Selecting the Camera to be Controlled
<Example> As shown in the figure below, of 4 cameras (ID1 to ID3) only the cameras with
ID number 2 (2 cameras) are selected for ID mode operation. In normal
operation, the camera LEDs turn green.
ID1
ID2
ID2
ID3
Green
Green
Green
Green
● Check the LEDs on all the adjacent connected cameras to ensure that all the
cameras are receiving the signals from the wireless controller.
● The cameras (ID: 0) that have not been assigned on ID number are switched
on in step 2.
● Even if the cameras are switched off, when you press the i button the
LEDs on all the cameras blink orange and you can begin ID mode operation.
However, when a number button was pressed in step 2, the cameras with ID
numbers that do not match are switched off.
NOTE
1. Press the i button.
ZOOM
BRIGHT
T
W
The LEDs on all the adjacent connected cameras blink orange
(at 0.5-second intervals).
ID1
ID2
ID2
ID3
HOME
SET/OK
CANCEL
AF
1
2
3
MF
4
5
6
7
8
9
∞
Blinking orange Blinking orange Blinking orange Blinking orange
To cancel ID mode operation, press the c or i button. The
LEDs on all the cameras then turn green.
0
ON SCREEN Fn
ID
MENU
2. Press a number button (in this case 2).
The cameras with ID2 are selected and the LEDs on only those
cameras turn green. The LEDs on the other cameras turn orange
(not blinking).
ID1
ID2
ID2
ID3
Orange
Green
Green
Orange
This completes the selection procedure. When you use the wireless
controller, only the selected cameras will respond. When you press
a button on the wireless controller, the LEDs on the selected
cameras blink green (at 0.1-second intervals) and the LEDs on the
other cameras blink orange (at 0.1-second intervals).
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ID Mode
Cancelling ID Mode
<Example> In this example, the selection made in the previous section of the cameras with
ID number 2 is cancelled. The camera LEDs are as shown below.
ID1
ID2
ID2
ID3
Orange
Green
Green
Orange
NOTE
1. Press the i button.
ZOOM
BRIGHT
T
W
The LEDs on all the adjacent connected cameras blink orange
(at 0.5-second intervals).
ID1
ID2
ID2
ID3
ENGLISH
Check the LEDs on all the adjacent connected cameras to ensure that all the
cameras are receiving the signals from the wireless controller.
HOME
SET/OK
CANCEL
AF
1
2
3
MF
4
5
6
7
8
9
∞
0
ON SCREEN Fn
ID
MENU
Blinking orange Blinking orange Blinking orange Blinking orange
To cancel ID mode operation, press the c or i button. The
LEDs on all the ID2 cameras turn green and the LEDs on the
other cameras turn orange.
2. Press the 0 button.
The LEDs on all the cameras turn green as for normal operation.
ID1
ID2
ID2
ID3
Green
Green
Green
Green
This completes ID mode cancellation. All the cameras will now
respond simultaneously to the signals from the wireless controller.
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Troubleshooting
Check the following before contacting your Canon supplier.
The wireless controller does not work.
Check 1: The LED is not lit.
Response: Check that the plug is inserted into the main power outlet correctly and
pushed in all the way. → P.18
Check 2: The LED is red.
Response: The camera is switched off. Press the p button on the wireless
controller to switch the camera on. → P.26
Check 3: The LED is orange.
Response: Operation is restricted by the ID mode function. Reset the ID correctly
or cancel ID mode operation. → P.35–37
Check 4: Does the LED blink green when you use the wireless controller?
Response: • Check the remaining charge in the wireless controller batteries.
• Ensure that you are using the wireless controller inside its effective
range. → P.20
There is no picture on the monitor.
Check 1: The LED is red.
Response: The camera is switched off. Press the p button on the wireless
controller to switch the camera on. → P.26
Check 2: The components are not all connected correctly.
Response: Check that the components are all connected correctly. → P.14–15
Check 3: Power to the camera or monitor is not switched on.
Response: Turn power on for the camera and monitor. → P.18
Cannot adjust the camera head angle properly.
Check 1:
The camera head will not move to the limit of its range of
movement.
Response: Something has directly moved the camera head. Press the h button
on the wireless controller. → P.21
Check 2:
Restrictions have been applied to the range of camera head
movement.
Response: Change the range of camera head movement. → P.31
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Troubleshooting
The camera will not move to a preset position.
Check 1:
The camera head will not move to the limit of its range of
movement.
Response: Something has directly moved the camera head. Press the h button
on the wireless controller. → P.21
The range of pan/tilt movement has been changed since the preset
position was stored.
Response: Store the preset position again. → P.25
The camera will not focus.
Check 1: The camera is set to manual focus mode.
Response: Focus the camera manually or press the a button on the wireless
controller to switch to auto-focus. → P.23–24
ENGLISH
Check 2:
Check 2: The lens is dirty.
Response: Clean the lens. → P.10
Check 3: You restored a preset position.
Response: If a preset position is restored when the camera is in manual focus
mode, the camera may be out of focus once it has moved to the preset
position. Adjust the focus manually or press the a button on the
wireless controller to switch to auto-focus. → P.23–24
Check 4:
The distance between the subject and the camera is not within the
camera’s focal range.
Response: Depending on the zoom position, the camera may not be able to focus
at some distances regardless of whether it is in auto-focus or manual
focus mode. Adjust the distance between the camera and the subject.
→ P.22
Check 5:
You are using auto-focus mode to photograph a subject that is not
suitable for auto-focus mode (→ P.23).
Response: Adjust the focus manually. → P.24
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Factory Default Settings
When the Product is shipped from the factory or when RESTORE DEFAULT has been set to
[YES] (→ P.34), the settings are set to the default values shown below.
(Camera Default Settings)
Item
Focus
Brightness
Default
Item
Default
*
Auto
Preset
None
*
Normal
Clock and Text
Not displayed
(Setting Screen Default Settings)
Item
Setting
BAUD RATE
SET MENU
9600
STOP BIT
1
DATA 8 BIT
Read only
NON PARITY
Read only
REMOTE CONTROLLER ID
0
COMMAND
VC-C4 MODE
DATE DISPLAY
OFF
TIME DISPLAY
OFF
TXT DISPLAY
DISPLAY MENU
01.JAN.’00
DATE STYLE
Specified text
*
None
SET TIME
TIME STYLE
CAMERA MENU
OFF
*
*
*
*
SET DATE
00:00:00AM
AM/PM
DD/MM/YY
PAN SPEED
AUTO (10 for MANUAL)
TILT SPEED
AUTO (10 for MANUAL)
MOVABLE RANGE
DEFAULT
DIRECTION MIRROR
OFF
NIGHT MODE
OFF
AE REFERENCE
DEFAULT (5 for MANUAL)
FLICKERLESS AE
OFF
* Settings marked with an asterisk revert to the factory default values when the power is
switched off and then on again (→ P.18). The values for all other settings are saved when
the power is turned off.
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Specifications
Item
Details
NTSC model for USA, Canada
PAL model for Europe, Asia, Oceania
Image Sensor
1/4-inch CCD
Total number of pixels
NTSC: 340,000 effective pixels
PAL: 400,000 effective pixels
Synchronization
Internal
Horizontal Resolution
NTSC: 460 TV lines
PAL: 420 TV lines
Vertical Resolution
350 TV lines
S/N Ratio
48 dB
Scanning Method
2:1 interlaced
Min. subject illumination
Normal mode: 1 lux (at 1/30 sec.) /Night mode: 0 lux
Imaging Modes
Normal mode, Night mode
Drive Mechanism
VC-C50i
Pan Mechanism: Rotation angle Left 100°, Right 100°;
Rotation speed: 1°-90° per sec.*
Tilt Mechanism: Tilt angle Up 90° (factory default 30°),
Down 30°; Tilt speed: 1°-70° per sec.*
VC-C50iR Pan Mechanism: Rotation angle Left 170°, Right 170°;
Rotation speed: 1°-90° per sec.*
Tilt Mechanism: Tilt angle Up 10°, Down 90°;
Tilt speed: 1°-70° per sec.*
Connectors Output
VIDEO OUT: BNC composite video output
Multiconnector S-Video output, RS-232C control (input/output), sensor input, alarm output,
external lighting control
Power
DC IN (rated at 13 V)
Cascade control
Up to 9 cameras
Focusing
Auto/Manual Wide-angle: 0.01 m (0.03 ft.) to inf.; Telephoto: 1.6 m (5.25
ft.) to inf.
(In night mode, Wide-angle 0.02 m (0.07 ft.) to inf.; Telephoto: 2.3 m (7.55
ft.) to inf.)
Aperture
Auto iris servo system
Lens
Focal length 3.5 to 91.0 mm, f/1.6 to f/4.0, 26× power zoom (shooting at
infinity)
Infrared cut filter
Power-driven insertion/removal (normal mode/night mode)
Night mode
Infrared lighting
LEDs (4)
Effective lighting range
3 m (9.8 ft.)
Lens filter diameter
37 mm, pitch=0.75 mm
White Balance
TTL system, Auto/Manual/One-touch
Max. Power Consumption Approx. 12.5 W (including AC power adapter)
Operating Environment
Temp.: 0°C to 40°C (32°F to 104°F); Humidity: 20-85% RH (no
condensation)
Installation Angle
±20° from horizontal (±15° with optional wide-angle converter installed)
Dimensions
VC-C50i: 100 × 117 × 96 mm (3.9 × 4.6 × 3.8 in.) (W × D × H)
(excluding attachments)
VC-C50iR: 100 × 117 × 97.6 mm (3.9 × 4.6 × 3.8 in.) (W × D × H)
(excluding attachments)
Weight
VC-C50i: Approx. 420 g (Approx. 0.9 lb.)
VC-C50iR: Approx. 490 g (Approx.1.1 lb.)
ENGLISH
Video Signal
* If you are using a computer to control the camera, the image on the screen may appear
shaky when the camera head is being moved slowly.
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Specifications
Item
Wireless
Controller
(Optional)
Model
System
Power Supply
Dimensions
Weight
AC Adapter Model
(PAL model Input
optional)
Output
Polarity
Dimensions
Weight
Details
WL-V5
Infrared pulse system
3 V DC (2 AA-type batteries)
50 × 175 × 24.5 mm (1.97 × 6.89 × 0.96 in.) (W × D × H) (excluding
attachments)
Approx. 79 g (Approx. 0.17 lb.) (excluding batteries)
PA-V16
100-240 V AC, 50/60 Hz, 50-65 VA
13 V DC, 1.8 A (max.)
External (–), Internal (+)
58 × 118 × 25 mm (2.28 × 4.65 × 0.98 in.) (W × D × H) (excluding
attachments)
Approx. 205 g (Approx. 0.45 lb.) (excluding cable)
● These specifications are subject to change without notice.
● For the AC adapter, use the PA-V16 dedicated unit. Also, do not use the PA-V16 AC
adapter with any other product.
The CE Mark is a Directive conformity mark of the European Community (EC).
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