Canon HV20 Instruction manual

Canon HV20 Instruction manual
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Please read also the following instruction manual
(electronic version on PDF file). For further details refer to
the installation guide.
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électronique sur fichier PDF). Pour d’autres détails référezvous au guide d’installation.
Lea también el siguiente manual de instrucciones (versión
electrónica en archivo PDF). Para mayores detalles,
refiérase a la guía de instalación.
Digital Video Software
E
Version 23
Instruction Manual
• Digital Video Software
NTSC
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Important Usage Instructions
Introduction
WARNING!
TO REDUCE THE RISK OF FIRE OR ELECTRIC SHOCK, DO NOT EXPOSE THIS
PRODUCT TO RAIN OR MOISTURE.
WARNING!
TO REDUCE THE RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK AND TO REDUCE ANNOYING
INTERFERENCE, USE THE RECOMMENDED ACCESSORIES ONLY.
COPYRIGHT WARNING:
Unauthorized recording of copyrighted materials may infringe on the rights of
copyright owners and be contrary to copyright laws.
HDV Camcorder, HV20 A systems
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1) This
device may not cause harmful interference, and (2) this device must accept any interference received, including
interference that may cause undesired operation.
Note: This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for class B digital device, pursuant to
Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful
interference in a residential installation. This equipment generates, uses and can radiate radio frequency energy
and, if not installed and use in accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio
communications. However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation. If this
equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or television reception, which can be determined by turning
the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the following
measures:
• Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
• Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
• Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is connected.
• Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
Use of shielded cable is required to comply with class B limits in Subpart B of Part 15 of FCC Rules.
Do not make any changes or modifications to the equipment unless otherwise specified in the manual.
If such changes or modifications should be made, you could be required to stop operation of the equipment.
Canon U.S.A. Inc.
One Canon Plaza, Lake Success, NY 11042, U.S.A.
Tel No. (516)328-5600
CAUTION:
TO PREVENT ELECTRIC SHOCK, MATCH WIDE BLADE OF PLUG TO WIDE SLOT, FULLY
INSERT.
Important Warning
CAUTION
RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK
DO NOT OPEN
CAUTION:
TO REDUCE THE RISK OF ELECTRIC
SHOCK, DO NOT REMOVE COVER (OR
BACK). NO USER-SERVICEABLE PARTS
INSIDE. REFER SERVICING TO
QUALIFIED SERVICE PERSONNEL.
The lightning flash with arrowhead symbol,
within an equilateral triangle, is intended to
alert the user to the presence of uninsulated
“dangerous voltage” within the product’s
enclosure, that may be of sufficient magnitude
to constitute a risk of electric shock to persons.
The exclamation point, within an equilateral
triangle, is intended to alert the user to the
presence of important operating and
maintenance (servicing) instructions in the
literature accompanying the product.
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IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
In these safety instructions the word “product”
refers to the Canon HDV Camcorder HV20 A
and all its accessories.
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2
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5
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Power Sources — The CA-570 Compact
Power Adapter should be operated only
from the type of power source indicated on
the marking label. If you are not sure of the
type of power supply to your home, consult
your product dealer or local power
company. Regarding other power sources
such as battery power, refer to instructions
in this manual.
Polarization — The CA-570 Compact
Power Adapter is equipped with a
polarized 2-prong plug (a plug having one
blade wider than the other).
The 2-prong polarized plug will fit into the
power outlet only one way. This is a safety
feature. If you are unable to insert the plug
fully into the outlet, try reversing the plug. If
the plug still fails to fit, contact your
electrician to replace your obsolete outlet.
Do not defeat the safety purpose of the
polarized plug.
Power Cord Protection — Power cords
should be routed so that they are not likely
to be walked on or pinched by items placed
upon or against them. Pay particular
attention to plugs and the point from which
the cords exit the product.
Outdoor Antenna Grounding — If an
outside antenna is connected to the
product, be sure the antenna is grounded
so as to provide some protection against
voltage surges and built-up static charges.
Section 810 of the National Electrical
Code, ANSI / NFPA No. 70—1984,
provides information with respect to proper
grounding of the mast and supporting
structure, grounding of the lead-in wire to
an antenna discharge unit, size of
grounding conductors, location of antenna
discharge unit, connection to grounding
electrodes, and requirements for the
grounding electrode. See figure 1.
Introduction
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Read Instructions — All the safety and
operating instructions should be read
before the product is operated.
Retain Instructions — The safety and
operating instructions should be retained
for future reference.
Heed Warnings — All warnings on the
product and in the operating instructions
should be adhered to.
Follow Instructions — All operating and
maintenance instructions should be
followed.
Cleaning — Unplug this product from the
wall outlet before cleaning. Do not use
liquid or aerosol cleaners. The product
should be cleaned only as recommended
in this manual.
Accessories — Do not use accessories not
recommended in this manual as they may
be hazardous.
Avoid magnetic or electric fields — Do not
use the camera close to TV transmitters,
portable communication devices or other
sources of electric or magnetic radiation.
They may cause picture interference, or
permanently damage the camera.
Water and Moisture — Hazard of electric
shock — Do not use this product near
water or in rainy/moist situations.
Placing or Moving — Do not place on an
unstable cart, stand, tripod, bracket or
table. The product may fall, causing
serious injury to a child or adult, and
serious damage to the
product.
A product and cart
combination should be
moved with care. Quick
stops, excessive force,
and uneven surfaces may
cause the product and cart
combination to overturn.
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Fig. 1
EXAMPLE OF ANTENNA GROUNDING AS
PER NATIONAL ELECTRICAL CODE
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Damage Requiring Service — Disconnect
this product from the wall outlet and all
power sources including battery, and refer
servicing to qualified service personnel
under the following conditions:
a. When the power-supply cord or plug is
damaged.
b. If any liquid has been spilled onto, or
objects have fallen into, the product.
c. If the product has been exposed to rain
or water.
d. If the product does not operate normally
even if you follow the operating
instructions. Adjust only those controls
that are covered by the operation
instructions. Improper adjustment of
other controls may result in damage and
will often require extensive work by a
qualified technician to restore the
product to its normal operation.
e. If the product has been dropped or the
cabinet has been damaged.
f. When the product exhibits a distinct
change in performance. This indicates a
need for service.
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Replacement Parts — When replacement
parts are required, be sure the service
technician has used replacement parts that
are specified by Canon or that have the
same characteristics as the original part.
Unauthorized substitutions may result in
fire, electric shock or other hazards.
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Safety Check — Upon completion of any
service or repairs to this product, ask the
service technician to perform safety checks
to determine that the product is in safe
operating order.
ANTENNA
LEAD IN
WIRE
GROUND
CLAMP
ELECTRIC
SERVICE
EQUIPMENT
NEC - NATIONAL
ELECTRICAL CODE
ANTENNA DISCHARGE
UNIT (NEC SECTION 810-20)
GROUNDING
CONDUCTORS
(NEC SECTION 810-21)
GROUND CLAMPS
POWER SERVICE GROUNDING
ELECTRODE SYSTEM
(NEC ART 250. PART H)
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Lightning — For added protection of this
product during a lightning storm, or when it
is left unattended and unused for long
periods of time, disconnect it from the wall
outlet and disconnect the antenna. This will
prevent damage to the product due to
lightning and power-line surges.
15
Overloading — Do not overload wall outlets
and extension cords as this can result in a
risk of fire or electric shock.
16
Objects and Liquid Entry — Never push
objects of any kind into this product
through openings as they may touch
dangerous voltage points or short out parts
that could result in a fire or electric shock.
Be careful not to spill liquid of any kind onto
the product.
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Servicing — Do not attempt to service this
product yourself as opening or removing
covers may expose you to dangerous
voltage or other hazards. Refer all
servicing to qualified service personnel.
When replacement of the power supply is required, please return it to the responsible nearest
Canon Service Center and please replace it with the same type number CA-570.
The Adapter can be used with a power supply between 100 and 240 V AC. For areas where
120 V AC power is not used, you will need a special plug adapter. Contact your nearest Canon
Service Center for further information.
This Class B digital apparatus complies with Canadian ICES-003.
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Enjoying High-Definition Video
Preserve your most treasured memories, be it unforgettable scenery or
cherished moments spent with family and friends, with high-definition video
recordings of a quality second only to actually being there.
What is High-Definition Video?
1,080 lines
How to play back your HDV recordings?
On a high-definition TV (HDTV) (
67)
HDV recordings will be played back in their original high quality.
On standard definition TVs (
68)
HDV recordings will be down-converted to match the resolution of the TV set.
What is the Cinema Mode?
Give your recordings a cinematic look by using the [
CINE MODE]
recording program (
45). Combine this recording mode with the highdefinition, 24 fps progressive frame rate [
HDV (PF24)] (
38) to get
the enhanced effect of the 24p Cinema Mode.
Introduction
High-definition video (HDV) allows you to record
video of unparalleled high quality on regular
miniDV tapes. HDV is composed of 1,080
horizontal lines –that is more than twice the
number of horizontal lines and approximately 4
times the number of pixels in standard-definition
TV broadcasts– resulting in eye-catching colors
and richly detailed video recordings.
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Table of contents
Introduction
Enjoying High-Definition Video ....................................................................... 5
About this Manual ........................................................................................... 9
Getting to Know the Camcorder
Supplied Accessories.................................................................................... 11
Components Guide ....................................................................................... 12
Screen Displays ............................................................................................ 15
Preparations
Getting Started
Charging the Battery Pack ............................................................................ 18
Inserting and Removing a Tape .................................................................... 20
Inserting and Removing a Memory Card ...................................................... 20
Preparing the Camcorder.............................................................................. 21
The Wireless Controller ................................................................................ 21
Adjusting the LCD Screen............................................................................. 22
Using the Menus
Selecting an Option from the FUNC. Menu .................................................. 23
Selecting an Option from the Setup Menus .................................................. 23
First Time Settings
Changing the Language................................................................................ 24
Changing the Time Zone............................................................................... 24
Setting the Date and Time ............................................................................ 25
Basic Functions
Recording
Recording Movies ......................................................................................... 26
Recording Still Images .................................................................................. 27
Zooming ........................................................................................................ 28
Playback
Playing Back Movies..................................................................................... 29
Adjusting the Volume: Speaker and Headphones......................................... 30
Locating the End of the Last Scene .............................................................. 32
Locating Scenes by Recording Date............................................................. 32
Viewing Still Images ...................................................................................... 33
Magnifying the Playback Image .................................................................... 34
Advanced Functions
Menu Options Lists
FUNC. Menu Options.................................................................................... 35
Setup Menus................................................................................................. 37
Camera Setup (Digital Zoom, Image Stabilizer, etc.) .......................... 37
Recording/Video Input Setup
(HD Standard, DV Recording Mode, etc.) ........................................ 38
Card Operations (Initialization, Erase All Images, etc.) ...................... 40
Playback/Video Output Setup
(Playback Standard, Component Video Out, DV Out etc.)............... 40
Display Setup (LCD Brightness, Language, etc.) ............................... 43
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Editing Functions
Still Image Options
Erasing Still Images .......................................................................................64
Protecting Still Images ...................................................................................64
Initializing the Memory Card ..........................................................................65
External Connections
Connecting to a TV or VCR
Connection Diagrams ....................................................................................66
Playback on a TV Screen ..............................................................................69
Recording to a VCR or Digital Video Recorder .............................................70
Analog Line-In Recording ..............................................................................71
Digital Video Dubbing ....................................................................................72
Analog/Digital Conversion .............................................................................73
Connecting to a Computer
PC Connection Diagrams ..............................................................................75
Transferring Video Recordings ......................................................................76
Transferring Still Images – Direct Transfer ....................................................77
Transfer Orders .............................................................................................78
Connecting to a Printer
Printing Still Images – Direct Print .................................................................79
Selecting the Print Settings ...........................................................................80
Trimming Settings..........................................................................................82
Print Orders ...................................................................................................82
Introduction
System Setup (Beep, etc.) ..................................................................44
Date/Time Setup .................................................................................44
Recording Programs
Using the Recording Programs .....................................................................45
Flexible Recording: Changing the Aperture and Shutter Speed................46
Special Scene: Recording Programs to Match Special Conditions ...............47
Adjusting the Picture: Exposure, Focus and Color
Manual Exposure Adjustment and Automatic Backlight Correction ..............48
Manual Focus Adjustment .............................................................................49
Focus Assist Functions..................................................................................50
White Balance ...............................................................................................50
Image Effects.................................................................................................51
Still Image Recording Options
Selecting the Size and Quality of Still Images ...............................................52
Capturing a Still Image while Recording Movies ...........................................53
Light Metering Mode......................................................................................54
Automatic Focus Priority................................................................................55
Continuous Shooting and Exposure Bracketing ............................................56
Other Functions
On-Screen Displays.......................................................................................57
Flash..............................................................................................................58
Mini Video Light .............................................................................................59
Self Timer ......................................................................................................60
Audio Recording Level ..................................................................................60
Digital Effects.................................................................................................62
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Additional Information
Trouble?
Troubleshooting ............................................................................................ 84
List of Messages ........................................................................................... 88
Do’s and Don’ts
Handling Precautions.................................................................................... 91
Maintenance/Others...................................................................................... 94
Cleaning the Video Heads ............................................................................ 94
Using the Camcorder Abroad ....................................................................... 95
General Information
System Diagram ........................................................................................... 96
Optional Accessories .................................................................................... 97
Product Codes ............................................................................................ 100
Specifications .............................................................................................. 101
Index ........................................................................................................... 103
Trademark Acknowledgements
• miniSD™ is a trademark of SD Card Association.
• Windows® is a registered trademark of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or
other countries.
• Macintosh and Mac OS are trademarks of Apple Computer, Inc., registered in the United
States and other countries.
•
is a trademark.
• HDV and the HDV logo are trademarks of Sony Corporation and Victor Company of Japan,
Ltd. (JVC).
• HDMI, the HDMI logo and High-Definition Multimedia Interface are trademarks or
registered trademarks of HDMI Licensing LLC.
• Other names and products not mentioned above may be trademarks or registered
trademarks of their respective companies.
• ANY USE OF THIS PRODUCT OTHER THAN CONSUMER PERSONAL USE IN ANY MANNER
THAT COMPLIES WITH THE MPEG-2 STANDARD FOR ENCODING VIDEO INFORMATION
FOR PACKAGED MEDIA IS EXPRESSLY PROHIBITED WITHOUT A LICENSE UNDER
APPLICABLE PATENTS IN THE MPEG-2 PATENT PORTFOLIO, WHICH LICENSE IS
AVAILABLE FROM MPEG LA, L.L.C., 250 STEELE STREET, SUITE 300, DENVER,
COLORADO 80206.
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About this Manual
Thank you for purchasing the Canon HV20. Please read this manual carefully before
you use the camcorder and retain it for future reference. Should your camcorder fail to
operate correctly, refer to the Troubleshooting table (
84).
Conventions Used in the Manual
Setting the Date and Time
DATE/TIME SETUP
Menu item shown at its default position
DATE/TIME JAN. 1, 2007 12:00 AM
FUNC.
Buttons and switches to be operated
Brackets [ ] and capital letters are used to refer to menu
options as they are displayed on screen. Menu options in
boldface indicate the default setting (for example [ON],
[OFF]).
(
icon and press
) to open the setup menus.
) [DATE/TIME SETUP]
and press (
).
Select (
) [DATE/TIME] and press
(
).
The first field of the date will be
indicated with blinking up/down
arrows.
Change (
) each field of the date
and time and move ( ) to the next
field.
Press (
) to start the clock.
FUNC.
Press
to close the menu.
(
3 Select (
4
5
Names of buttons and switches other than the joystick are
indicated within a “button” frame (for example FUNC. ).
23)
1 Press FUNC..
2 Select ( ) the
6
7
IMPORTANT
If you do not use the camcorder for about 3
months, the built-in rechargeable lithium battery
may discharge completely and the date and
time setting may be lost. In such case, recharge
the built-in lithium battery (
93) and set the
time zone, date and time again.
You can also change the date format (
44).
Introduction
IMPORTANT: Precautions related to the camcorder operation.
NOTES: Additional topics that complement the basic operating procedures.
POINTS TO CHECK: Restrictions that apply if the function described is not
available in all operating modes (the operating mode to which the camcorder should be
set, etc.).
: Reference page number.
“Screen” refers to the LCD and the viewfinder screen.
The photos included in the manual are simulated pictures taken with a still camera.
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About the Joystick and the Joystick Guide
The mini joystick allows you to control many of the camcorder’s operations and to
make selections and changes in the camcorder’s menus.
Push the joystick up, down, left or right
(
,
) to select an item or change
settings.
Press the joystick itself (
) to save the
settings or confirm an action. On menu
screens, this is indicated by the SET icon
.
The functions assigned to the joystick change according to the operation mode and the
camcorder’s settings. Press (
) to display/hide the joystick guide to remind you of the
joystick’s functions.
When the guide contains multiple `pages´, [NEXT] and the page number
icon ( ) will appear at the bottom position. Push the joystick ( )
toward [NEXT] to display the next `page´ of the guide.
About the Operating Modes
The camcorder’s operating mode is determined by the positions of the
switch and the
/
switch. In the manual,
indicates that a function is available in the operating
mode shown and
indicates that the function is not available. When no operating mode
icons are given, the function is available in all operating modes.
Operating Mode
Switch
/
Switch
Icon Display
Operation
Recording movies
on the tape
26
Recording still images
on the memory card
27
Playing movies
from the tape
29
Viewing still images
from the memory card
33
(Tape)
CAMERA
(Memory card)
(Tape)
PLAY
(Memory card)
Getting to Know the Camcorder
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Getting to Know the Camcorder
Supplied Accessories
BP-2L13 Battery Pack
WL-D87 Wireless
Controller
Lithium Button Battery
CR2025 for Wireless
Controller
CTC-100/S Component
Cable
STV-250N Stereo Video
Cable
IFC-300PCU
USB Cable
DIGITAL VIDEO
SOLUTION DISK
Software CD-ROM*
Red • Green • Blue plugs
Yellow • Red • White plugs
* Includes the electronic version of the Digital Video Software instruction manual on PDF file.
Online product registration for U.S.A. Customers only.
Register your product online at www.registercanon.com
9 Protect your product
We will keep the model number and date of purchase of your new Canon product on
file to help you refer to this information in the event of an insurance claim such as loss
or theft.
9 Receive information on new products and promotions
Upon your request, we will send you information on Canon new products and
promotions.
The serial number of this product can be found at the battery attachment unit of the
camcorder. Write down the number and other information here and retain this book as a
permanent record of your purchase to aid identification in case of theft.
Date of Purchase:
Model Name: HV20 A
Purchased From:
Serial No.:
Dealer Address:
Dealer Phone No.:
Introduction
CA-570 Compact Power
Adapter
(incl. power cord)
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Getting to Know the Camcorder
Components Guide
Left side view
Right side view
FOCUS lever (
49)
BLC (backlight correction) button (
48)
FOCUS button (
49, 50)
Speaker
DISP. (display) button (
57)/
LCD backlight button (long press) (
22)
LIGHT button (
59)/
(print/share) button (
77, 80)
USB terminal (
75)
CARD access indicator (
27)/
CHARGE indicator (
18)
Memory card slot (
20)
/
(tape/card) switch (
10)
Mode switch (
45)
Terminal cover
MIC (microphone) terminal (
61)
AV terminal (
66)/
(headphones) terminal (
30)
COMPONENT OUT terminal (
66)
Grip belt (
21)
Instant AF sensor (
37)
Flash (
58)
Mini video light (
59)
Remote sensor (
21)
Names of buttons and switches other than the
joystick are indicated within a “button” frame (for
example FUNC. ).
Front view
Getting to Know the Camcorder
Back view
Bottom view
LCD screen (
22)
Dioptric adjustment lever (
21)
Viewfinder (
21)
Terminal cover
START/STOP button (
26)
switch (
10)
Power indicator (
10)
Joystick (
10)
FUNC. button (
23, 35)
RESET button (
84)
Serial number/Battery attachment unit
(
18)
DC IN terminal (
18)
HDV/DV terminal (
66, 75)
(rewind) button (
29)/
Zoom out W (wide-angle) button (
28)
(fast forward) button (
29)/
Zoom in T (telephoto) button (
28)
/ (play/pause) button (
29)/
START/STOP button (
26)
(stop) button (
29)/
FOCUS ASSIST button (
50)
HDMI OUT terminal (
66, 69)
OPEN/EJECT
switch (
20)
Stereo microphone
20)
Cassette compartment (
Cassette compartment cover (
20)
Zoom lever (
28)
PHOTO button (
27)
Lock button
switch (
10)
Advanced accessory shoe (
59, 61)
Tripod socket (
27)
BATTERY RELEASE switch (
18)
Strap mount
Names of buttons and switches other than the
joystick are indicated within a “button” frame (for
example FUNC. ).
Introduction
Top view
13
14
Getting to Know the Camcorder
Wireless Controller WL-D87
START/
STOP
PHOTO
ZOOM
CARD
DATE SEARCH
REW
PLAY
PAUSE
SLOW
FF
STOP
ZERO SET
MEMORY
DISP.
TV SCREEN
WIRELESS CONTROLLER WL-D87
START/STOP button (
26)
CARD –/+ buttons (
33)
DATE SEARCH
/
buttons (
32)
REW
button (
29)
–/
button (
29)
PAUSE
button (
29)
SLOW
button (
29)
ZERO SET MEMORY button (
31)
DISP. (on-screen display) button (
57)
PHOTO button (
27)
Zoom buttons (
28)
PLAY
button (
29)
FF
button (
29)
STOP
button (
29)
+/
button (
29)
button (
29)
TV SCREEN button (
43)
Getting to Know the Camcorder
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Screen Displays
Recording Movies
Introduction
Recording Still Images
Recording program (
45)
White balance (
50)
Image effect (
51)
Digital effects (
62)
Still image quality/size
(simultaneous recording) (
53)
Microphone attenuator (
60)
Self timer (
60)
Recording reminder
Instant AF (
37)/Manual focus (
49)
Recording standard (HDV or DV) (
38)
DV recording mode (
39)
Tape operation
Time code (hours : minutes : seconds)
Remaining tape
Remaining battery charge
Image stabilizer (
38)
Level marker (
43)
Backlight correction (
48)
Headphones output (
30)
Audio level indicator (microphone) (
60)
Wind screen off (
39)
Focus assist functions (
50)
DV audio mode (
39)
Condensation warning (
94)
Mini video light (
59)
Remote sensor off (
44)
Zoom (
28), Exposure
(
48)
Light metering mode (
54)
Drive mode (
56)
Still image quality/size (
52)
Number of still images available on the
memory card
AF frame (
55)
Camcorder shake warning (
37)
Advanced accessory shoe
(
96)
Flash (
58)
Autofocus (AF) and exposure (AE) locked
(
27)
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Getting to Know the Camcorder
Recording reminder
The camcorder counts from 1 to 10
seconds when you start recording. This is
helpful to avoid scenes that are too short.
Tape operation
Record,
Record pause,
Stop,
Eject,
Fast forward,
Rewind,
Playback,
Playback pause,
Reverse playback pause,
x1 Playback (normal speed),
x1 Reverse playback (normal speed),
x2 Playback (double speed),
x2 Reverse playback (double speed),
Fast forward playback,
Rewind playback,
Slow playback,
Slow reverse playback,
Frame advance,
Frame reverse,
/
Date search (
32),
/
Zero set memory (
31)
Remaining tape
Indicates the remaining time of the tape in
minutes. “
” moves during recording.
When the tape reaches its end, the display
changes to “
END”.
• When the time left is less than 15
seconds, the remaining tape time may not
appear.
• Depending on the type of the tape, the
remaining time displayed may not be
correct. In any case, you will be able to
record on the tape the number of minutes
that appears on the videocassette’s label
(for example, 85 minutes).
Remaining battery charge
• When “
” starts flashing in red, replace
the battery pack with a fully charged one.
• When you attach an empty battery pack,
the power may turn off without displaying
“
”.
• Depending on the conditions under which
the camcorder and the battery pack are
used, the actual battery charge may not be
indicated accurately.
Number of still images available on the
memory card
Depending on the recording conditions, the
number of still images available displayed
may not decrease even after a recording
has been made, or may decrease by 2 still
images at once.
Card Access Display
“
” is displayed next to the number of
images available while the camcorder is
writing on the memory card.
Getting to Know the Camcorder
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Playing Movies
Viewing Still Images
Image number (
40)
Current image / Total number of images
Histogram (
58)
Image protection mark (
64)
Still image quality/size
Date and time of recording
Recording program (
45)
Manual focus (
49)
Light metering mode (
54)
Manual exposure (
48)
Image effect (
51)
Image size (
52)
File size
Aperture value (
46)
Shutter speed (
46)
White balance (
50)
Flash (
58)
Introduction
Tape operation
Time code (hours : minutes : seconds : frames)
Remaining tape
Data code (
57)
Search function display
END SEARCH (
32)/
DATE SEARCH (
32)
Quality/size for capturing still images (
54)
Audio level indicator (
60)
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Getting Started
Preparations
Getting Started
3 Connect the power cord to the
Getting Started
compact power adapter.
4 Plug the power cord into a power
Charging the Battery Pack
The camcorder can be powered with a
battery pack or directly using the compact
power adapter. Charge the battery pack
before use.
Remove the battery
terminal cover
before attaching the
battery pack
outlet.
5 Connect the compact power adapter
to the camcorder’s DC IN terminal.
• The CHARGE indicator starts
flashing. The indicator will stay on
when the charging is completed.
• You can also use the compact power
adapter without attaching a battery
pack.
• When the compact power adapter is
connected, even if a battery is
attached its power will not be
consumed.
ONCE THE BATTERY PACK IS FULLY CHARGED
1 Disconnect the compact power
adapter from the camcorder.
2 Unplug the power cord from the
power outlet and the compact
power adapter.
TO REMOVE THE BATTERY PACK
BATT. RELEASE
switch
1 Turn off the camcorder.
2 Attach the battery pack to the
camcorder.
Press the battery pack softly into the
battery attachment unit and slide it up
until it clicks in place.
CHARGE
indicator
Slide BATTERY RELEASE in the
direction of the arrow and hold it
pressed down. Slide the battery pack
down and then pull it out.
IMPORTANT
You may hear some noise from the compact
power adapter during use. This is not a
malfunction.
We recommend charging the battery pack in
temperatures between 10 °C and 30 °C (50 °F
and 86 °F). Outside the temperature range of
0 °C to 40 °C (32 °F to 104 °F), the charging will
not start.
Do not connect to the camcorder’s DC IN
terminal or to the compact power adapter any
electrical equipment that is not expressly
recommended for use with this camcorder.
To prevent equipment breakdowns and
excessive heating, do not connect the supplied
compact power adapter to voltage converters for
Getting Started
overseas travels or special power sources such as
those on aircraft and ships, DC-AC inverters, etc.
NOTES
We recommend that you prepare battery
packs 2 to 3 times longer than you think you
might need.
U.S.A. and Canada only: The lithium
ion/polymer battery that powers this
product is recyclable. Please call
1-800-8-BATTERY for information
on how to recycle this battery.
Preparations
The CHARGE indicator also serves as a
rough estimate of the battery charge status.
Continuously on: Battery fully charged.
Flashes approx. twice per second: Battery over
50% charged.
Flashes approx. once per second: Battery less
than 50% charged.
The charging time will vary depending on the
surrounding temperature and the battery pack’s
initial charge condition. In cold places, the
effective usage time of the battery will
decrease.
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Charging, Recording and Playback Times
The times given in the table below are approximate and vary depending on the actual
charging, recording or playback conditions.
Battery Pack
Charging Time
HDV
Maximum Recording Time
Viewfinder
LCD [NORMAL]
LCD [BRIGHT]
Typical Recording Time*
Viewfinder
LCD [NORMAL]
LCD [BRIGHT]
Playback Time
DV
Maximum Recording Time
Viewfinder
LCD [NORMAL]
LCD [BRIGHT]
Typical Recording Time*
Viewfinder
LCD [NORMAL]
LCD [BRIGHT]
Playback Time
NB-2LH
130 min.
BP-2L13
200 min.
BP-2L14
225 min.
70 min.
65 min.
65 min.
120 min.
115 min.
110 min.
150 min.
140 min.
135 min.
40 min.
35 min.
35 min.
85 min.
75 min.
70 min.
65 min.
145 min.
85 min.
80 min.
80 min.
175 min.
80 min.
75 min.
75 min.
140 min.
135 min.
125 min.
165 min.
155 min.
150 min.
45 min.
45 min.
40 min.
95 min.
80 min.
75 min.
75 min.
165 min.
95 min.
90 min.
85 min.
195 min.
* Approximate times for recording with repeated operations such as start/stop, zooming, power on/off.
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Getting Started
IMPORTANT
Inserting and Removing a Tape
Use only videocassettes marked with the
logo. To record in HDV standard we
recommend using tapes specifically
designed for high definition.
Do not interfere with the cassette
compartment while it is opening or closing
automatically, or attempt to close the cover
before the cassette compartment has fully
retracted.
Be careful not to get your fingers caught in
the cassette compartment cover.
NOTES
If the camcorder is connected to a power
source, cassettes can be inserted/removed
even if the
switch is set to
.
1 Slide
OPEN/EJECT
fully in the
direction of the arrow and open the
cassette compartment cover.
The cassette compartment opens
automatically.
Inserting and Removing a Memory Card
Use only commercially available miniSD
cards.
2 Insert the cassette.
• Insert the cassette with the window
facing the grip belt.
• To remove the cassette pull it straight
out.
1
2
3
4
3 Press the
4
mark on the
cassette compartment until it clicks.
Wait for the cassette compartment
to retract automatically and close
the cassette compartment cover.
5
Turn off the camcorder.
Open the LCD panel.
Open the memory card slot cover.
Insert the memory card straight with
the “miniSD” label facing up, all the
way into the memory card slot until
it clicks.
Close the cover.
Do not force the cover closed if the
memory card is not correctly inserted.
TO REMOVE THE MEMORY CARD
First push the memory card once to
release it, and then pull the card out.
Getting Started
IMPORTANT
Make sure to initialize all memory cards
before using them with this camcorder for the
first time (
65).
Memory cards have front and back sides that
are not interchangeable. Inserting a memory
card facing the wrong direction can cause a
malfunction of the camcorder.
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The Wireless Controller
Inserting the Battery
(Lithium Button Battery CR2025)
NOTES
Tab
Proper operation cannot be guaranteed for all
miniSD cards.
1 Press the tab in the direction of the
2
3
Using the Wireless Controller
1 Turn on the camcorder.
The lens cover will open automatically.
2 Adjust the viewfinder.
3
Keep the LCD panel closed to use the
viewfinder and adjust the dioptric
adjustment lever as necessary.
Fasten the grip belt.
Adjust the grip belt so that you can
reach the zoom lever with your index
finger, and the START/STOP button
with your thumb.
Point the controller at the camcorder’s
remote sensor when you press the
buttons.
NOTES
The wireless controller may not work properly
when the remote sensor is situated under
strong light sources or direct sunlight.
If the wireless controller does not work, check
that [WL.REMOTE] is not set to [OFF
]
(
44). Otherwise, replace the battery.
Preparations
Preparing the Camcorder
arrow and pull out the battery
holder.
Place the lithium button battery with
the + side facing up.
Insert the battery holder.
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Getting Started
Adjusting the LCD Screen
Rotating the LCD Panel
LCD Backlight
You can set the brightness of the LCD
screen to normal or bright.
Open the LCD panel 90 degrees.
You can rotate the panel 90 degrees
downward.
180°
Hold DISP. pressed down for more
than 2 seconds.
Repeat this action to toggle between the
normal and bright settings.
90°
You can rotate the panel 180 degrees
toward the lens (allowing the subject to
monitor the LCD screen while you use the
viewfinder). Rotating the panel 180
degrees is also useful if you wish to
include yourself when recording with the
self timer.
Subject can monitor
the LCD screen
NOTES
This setting does not affect the brightness of
the recording or the viewfinder screen.
Using the bright setting will shorten the
effective usage time of the battery pack.
You can also adjust the brightness of the LCD
from the menu (
43).
Using the Menus
the screen (such as the
small arrows, etc.).
Using the Menus
Using the Menus
Many of the camcorder’s functions can be
adjusted from the menus that open after
pressing the FUNC. button ( FUNC. ).
For details about the available menu
options and settings, refer to Menu
Options Lists (
35).
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icon,
Selecting an Option from the Setup
Menus
Selecting an Option from the FUNC.
Menu
Preparations
1 Press FUNC. .
2 Select ( ) the
1 Press FUNC. .
2 Select ( ) the icon of the function
3
4
you want change from the left side
column.
Select (
) the desired setting
from the available options at the
bottom bar.
The selected option will be highlighted
in light blue. Menu items not available
will appear grayed out.
Press FUNC. to save the settings
and close the menu.
• You can press FUNC. to close the
menu at any time.
• With some settings you will need to
press (
) and make further
selections. Follow the additional
operation guides that will appear on
3
4
5
6
icon and press
(
) to open the setup menus.
You can also hold FUNC. pressed
down for more than 1 second to open
directly the setup menus screen.
Select (
) the desired menu from
the left side column and press (
).
The title of the selected menu appears
on top of the screen and under it the
list of settings.
Select (
) the setting you want to
change and press (
).
• An orange frame will indicate the
menu item currently selected. Menu
items not available will appear grayed
out.
• To return to the menu selection
screen, select ( ) [ RETURN] and
press (
).
Select (
) the desired option and
press (
) to save the setting.
Press FUNC. .
You can press FUNC. to close the
menu at any time.
First Time Settings
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First Time Settings
First Time Settings
Changing the Time Zone

Changing the Language
Default value
DATE/TIME SETUP
Options
T.ZONE/DST NEW YORK
FUNC.
(

Default value
DISPLAY SETUP/
1 Press FUNC. .
2 Select ( ) the
3
4
LANGUAGE ENGLISH
FUNC.
(
23)
5
23)
icon and press
(
) to open the setup menus.
Select (
) [DATE/TIME SETUP]
and press (
).
Select (
) [T.ZONE/DST] and
press (
).
The time zone setting appears. The
default setting is New York.
Select (
) your time zone and
press (
).
To adjust for daylight saving time,
select the time zone with the
mark
next to the area.
Press FUNC. to close the menu.
1 Press FUNC. .
2 Select ( ) the
6
3
Time Zones
4
5
6
icon and press
(
) to open the setup menus.
Select (
) [DISPLAY SETUP/ ]
and press (
).
Select (
) [LANGUAGE] and press
(
).
Select (
,
) the desired option
and press (
).
Press FUNC. to close the menu.
NOTES
If you changed the language by mistake,
follow the
mark next to the menu item to
change the setting.
The displays
and
that appear in
some menu screens refer to the name of
buttons on the camcorder and will not change,
regardless of the language selected.
Once you have set the time zone, date
and time, you do not need to reset the
clock every time you travel to another
time zone. Select the time zone referring
to the date and time displayed on the
screen.
First Time Settings
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Setting the Date and Time
DATE/TIME SETUP
DATE/TIME JAN. 1, 2007 12:00 AM
FUNC.
(
23)
3
4
5
6
7
icon and press
(
) to open the setup menus.
Select (
) [DATE/TIME SETUP]
and press (
).
Select (
) [DATE/TIME] and press
(
).
The first field of the date will be
indicated with blinking up/down
arrows.
Change (
) each field of the date
and time and move ( ) to the next
field.
Press (
) to start the clock.
Press FUNC. to close the menu.
IMPORTANT
If you do not use the camcorder for about 3
months, the built-in rechargeable lithium battery
may discharge completely and the date and
time setting may be lost. In such case, recharge
the built-in lithium battery (
93) and set the
time zone, date and time again.
You can also change the date format (
44).
Preparations
1 Press FUNC. .
2 Select ( ) the
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Recording
TO REVIEW THE LAST SCENE RECORDED
Basic Functions
Recording
Recording
Recording Movies
Before You Begin Recording
Make a test recording first to check if the
camcorder operates correctly. If
necessary, clean the video heads (
94).
(
10)
1 Set the mode switch to .
2 If the joystick guide does not appear
on screen, press (
) to display it.
.
• If
does not appear on the joystick
guide, repeatedly push the joystick
( ) toward [NEXT] to display the
joystick guide in the illustration above.
• The camcorder will play back a few
seconds of the last recording made
and return to record pause mode. If the
currently selected recording standard
is different from that of the last
recording, the picture may not be
played back correctly.
3 Push the joystick ( ) toward
1 Holding the lock button pressed
2
3
down, set the
switch to
CAMERA.
Move the
/
switch to
(tape).
If necessary, you can change the
recording standard (HDV or DV)
(
38).
Press START/STOP to begin
recording.
Press START/STOP again to pause the
recording.
WHEN YOU HAVE FINISHED RECORDING
1
2
3
4
Close the LCD panel.
Turn off the camcorder.
Remove the tape.
Disconnect the power source and
remove the battery pack.
NOTES
Previous recordings overwritten by a new
recording cannot be recovered. Before you start
recording, search for the end of the last
recording (
32).
To protect the tape and video heads, the
camcorder will enter the stop mode ( ) if left in
record pause (
) mode for 4 minutes 30
seconds. To resume recording press
START/STOP .
When recording in very loud places (such as
fireworks shows or concerts), sound may
Recording
Recording Still Images
Before using a memory card for the first
time, be sure to initialize it with this
camcorder (
65).
(
10)
1 Holding the lock button pressed
2
3
4
down, set the
switch to
CAMERA.
Move the
/
switch to
(memory card).
Press PHOTO halfway.
• Once the focus is automatically
adjusted,
will turn green and one or
more AF frames will appear.
• When you press PHOTO on the
wireless controller, the still image is
recorded immediately.
Press PHOTO fully.
The CARD access indicator will flash
as the image is being recorded.
Basic Functions
become distorted or it may not be recorded at
the actual levels. This is not a malfunction.
About the Power Save mode: To save power
when the camcorder is powered by a battery
pack, the camcorder will automatically shut off if
left without any operations for 5 minutes
(
44). To restore the power, turn the
camcorder off and then on again.
About the LCD and viewfinder screen: The
screens are produced using extremely highprecision manufacturing techniques, with more
than 99.99% of the pixels operating to
specification. Less than 0.01% of the pixels
may occasionally misfire or appear as black,
red, blue or green dots. This has no effect on
the recorded image and does not constitute a
malfunction.
When using a tripod: Do not
leave the viewfinder exposed to
direct sunlight as it may melt
(due to concentration of the light
by the lens). Do not use tripods
with fastening screws longer
than 5.5 mm (0.2 in.). Doing so
may damage the camcorder.
When recording movies, try to get a calm, stable
picture.
Excessive camcorder movement while shooting
and extensive use of fast zooms and panning
can result in jittery scenes. In extreme cases,
the playback of such scenes may result in
visually induced motion sickness. If you
experience such a reaction, immediately stop
the playback and take a rest break as
necessary.
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Recording
10x Optical Zoom
IMPORTANT
Avoid the following actions while the card
access display (
) appears on screen and
when the CARD access indicator is on or
flashing. Failing to do so may result in
permanent data loss.
- Do not open the memory card slot cover and
do not remove the memory card.
- Do not disconnect the power source or turn off
the camcorder.
- Do not change the position of the
/
switch or the operating mode.
NOTES
If the subject is not suitable for autofocus,
turns yellow. Adjust the focus manually (
49).
When the subject is too bright, “OVEREXP.”
starts flashing. In such case, use the optional
FS-43U II ND filter.
Zooming
POINTS TO CHECK
(
10)
: In addition to the 10x optical
zoom, the 200x digital zoom is also
available (
37).
Zoom out
Zoom in
Move the zoom lever toward W to
zoom out (wide-angle). Move it toward
T to zoom in (telephoto).
You can also change the zoom speed
(
37). You can select one of three fixed
zoom speeds or a variable speed that
depends on how you operate the zoom
lever: Press gently for a slow zoom; press
harder for faster zooms.
NOTES
You can also use the T and W buttons on the
wireless controller or the LCD panel. The zoom
speed with these buttons will be the same as
with the camcorder (when one of the fixed zoom
speed levels is selected) or fixed at
[
SPEED 3] (when [
VARIABLE] is
selected).
When set to [
VARIABLE], the zoom
speed will be faster in the record pause mode.
Keep at least 1 m (3.3 ft.) away from the
subject. At wide-angle, you can focus on a
subject as close as 1 cm (0.39 in.).
Playback
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1 Holding the lock button pressed
Playback
Playback
Playing Back Movies
2
Play back the tape on the LCD display or
close the LCD panel to use the
viewfinder.
3
(
10)
4
down, set the
switch to
PLAY.
Move the
/
switch to
(tape).
Locate the point where you want to
begin the playback.
Press
to rewind or
to fast
forward the tape.
Press / to begin the playback.
DURING PLAYBACK
5 Press
6
again to pause the
/
playback.
Press
to stop the playback.
NOTES
Special Playback Modes
To enter most special playback modes you need to operate the buttons on the wireless
controller (
14). There is no sound during the special playback modes.
Special playback mode
Initial mode
Fast playback
Normal playback
Reverse playback
1 frame reverse/advance
Frame-by-frame
playback
Slow playback
Normal playback
Playback pause
Playback pause
Double speed playback
Return to normal
playback
Normal or reverse
playback
Normal or reverse
playback
Special playback
mode
On the camcorder
press…
Press and hold
or
—
—
—
—
On the wireless
controller press…
Press and hold
REW
or FF
or
Press and hold
or
SLOW
—
/
PLAY
Basic Functions
You can display the date and time of the
recording and other camcorder data registered
when the recording was made (
57).
During some special playback modes, you
may notice some video problems (blocky video
artifacts, banding, etc.) in the playback picture.
During playback, you may notice some video
problems at the point where the standard of the
recording (HDV/DV) changes.
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Playback
During the playback of HDV recordings: Even
though their icons will appear on screen, the
following special playback modes are not
available.
- Reverse slow playback
- Frame reverse
- Double speed playback (forward or reverse)
To protect the tape and video heads, the
camcorder will enter the stop mode ( ) if left in
playback pause (
) mode for 4 minutes 30
seconds. To resume the playback press / .
Adjusting the Volume: Speaker and
Headphones
Using Headphones
The camcorder plays the sound with the
built-in speaker. When you’re using the
viewfinder for playback, you can connect
a pair of headphones to listen to the
sound. You can also use the headphones
to check the audio level while recording.
Adjusting the Volume of the Speaker
(
The headphones are connected to the
AV/ terminal, which is used for both the
headphones and the audio/video output.
Before connecting the headphones,
follow the procedure below to change the
function of the terminal from AV output to
(headphones) output and make sure
the
icon appears on the screen.
(
10)

10)
Default value
PLAY/OUT SETUP2
AV/PHONES
AV
1 If the joystick guide does not appear
on screen, press (
) to display it.
) toward +
or - to adjust the volume.
• To turn off the volume completely,
keep pressing ( ) until the volume
icon changes to
.
• You can press (
) again to hide the
joystick guide during playback.
2 Push the joystick (
1 Press FUNC. .
2 Select ( ) the
3
4
5
icon and press
(
) to open the setup menus.
Select (
)[
PLAY/OUT
SETUP2]* and press (
).
Select (
) [AV/PHONES] and
press (
).
Select (
) [ PHONES] and press
(
).
Playback
6 Press
FUNC. .
appears. Note that if the joystick
guide appears on the screen, it will
conceal the
icon. Press (
) to
hide the joystick guide.
* In
mode, select [
PLAY/
OUT SETUP] instead.
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Returning to a Pre-marked Position
If you wish to return to a particular scene
later, mark the point with the zero set
memory and the tape will stop at that
point when you rewind/fast forward the
tape.
TO ADJUST THE VOLUME OF THE HEADPHONES
In
mode, adjust the volume of
the headphones with the [PHONES VOL.]
setting (
41). In
mode, use
the joystick and the joystick guide
following the same procedure as when
adjusting the speaker’s volume.
(
1 While recording or during playback,
2
NOTES
Use commercially available headphones with
a ‡ 3.5 mm minijack.
When you turn off the camcorder, the
[AV/PHONES] setting in
mode will
return to [
AV].
The volume of the headphones cannot be
adjusted while recording.
3
press ZERO SET MEMORY on the
wireless controller at the point you
wish to return to later.
• The time code changes to
“0:00:00 ”.
• Press ZERO SET MEMORY again to
cancel the memory.
If you marked the zero memory
while recording, set the camcorder
to
mode. If you marked
the zero memory during playback,
press
.
Press
to locate the zero mark.
• If the tape counter shows a negative
number, press
instead.
•
appears and the camcorder
rewinds/fast forwards the tape.
• The tape stops at or near the zero
mark,
disappears and the correct
time code will be displayed again.
NOTES
If there are blank sections between recordings
or sections recorded in different standards
(HDV/DV) on the same tape, the zero set
memory may not work correctly.
Basic Functions
IMPORTANT
Do not connect the headphones to the AV/
terminal if the
icon does not appear on the
screen. If you connect the headphones while
the terminal is set to AV output only noise will
be output.
When using headphones, make sure to lower
the volume to an appropriate level.
The sound of the built-in speaker will be
muted when you close the LCD panel, when
you connect the stereo video cable to the
AV/
terminal or when the AV/
terminal is
set to [
PHONES].
10)
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Playback
Locating the End of the Last Scene
Locating Scenes by Recording Date
After playing back a tape, use this
function to locate the end of the last
scene recorded in order to continue
recording from that point.
You can locate the change of the date/
time zone with the date search function.
POINTS TO CHECK
Stop the playback before using this
function.
Press
or
controller.
on the wireless
• Press more than once to search for
further date changes (up to 10 times).
• To cancel the search press STOP .
NOTES
FUNC.
(
23)
1 Press FUNC. .
2 Select ( ) [
3
END SEARCH] and
press (
).
Select (
) [EXECUTE] and press
(
).
• “END SEARCH” appears.
• The camcorder rewinds/fast forwards
the tape, plays back the last few
seconds of the recording and stops the
tape.
• To cancel the search press
.
NOTES
End search cannot be used once you remove
the cassette.
If there are blank sections between
recordings or sections recorded in different
standards (HDV/DV) on the same tape, the end
search may not work correctly.
Recordings shorter than 1 minute per date/
time zone cannot be located with this function.
Date search may not function if the date, time
or data code are not correctly displayed.
If there are sections recorded in different
standards (HDV/DV) on the same tape, the date
search may not work correctly.
Playback
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IMPORTANT
Viewing Still Images
(
10)
Avoid the following actions while the card
access display
appears on screen, and
when the CARD access indicator is on or
flashing. Failing to do so may result in
permanent data loss.
- Do not open the memory card slot cover and
do not remove the memory card.
- Do not disconnect the power source or turn off
the camcorder.
- Do not change the position of the
/
switch or the operating mode.
The following may not be displayed correctly.
- Images not recorded with this camcorder.
- Images edited on or uploaded from a
computer.
- Images whose file names have been
changed.
Image Jump
2
down, set the
switch to
PLAY.
Move the
/
switch to
(memory card).
3 Select (
) the still image.
You can use the joystick to move
through the still images even if the
joystick guide above does not appear
on the screen.
You can jump ahead to a specific image
without having to browse all images one
by one.
TO RUN THROUGH THE STILL IMAGES
Push the joystick ( ) or ( ) and hold
it pressed down.
Release the joystick when the running
number gets to the number of the image
you want to display.
Basic Functions
1 Holding the lock button pressed
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Playback
TO SKIP 10 OR 100 STILL IMAGES
1 If the joystick guide does not appear
on screen, press (
) to display it.
.
3
2 Push the joystick ( ) toward
3 Select (
4
)[
JUMP 10 IMAGES]
or [
JUMP 100 IMAGES].
Jump (
) the number of images
selected.
Press (
) to close the image jump
screen and display the image. You can
press (
) again to hide the joystick
guide.
return to moving between single
images.
Move the zoom lever toward T.
The index screen closes and the
selected image is displayed.
Magnifying the Playback Image
During playback, movies and still images
can be magnified up to 5 times. You can
also select the area to be magnified.
(
10)
Slideshow
SLIDESHOW
FUNC.
(
23)
1 Press FUNC. .
2 Select ( ) [ SLIDESHOW] and
press (
).
3 Select (
(
).
Press
FUNC.
) [START] and press
1 Move the zoom lever toward T.
to stop the slideshow.
Index Screen
1 Move the zoom lever toward W.
The index screen appears.
,
) an image.
• Move the green selection frame to
the image you want to view.
• If you have a lot of still images, you
may find it easier to browse entire
index pages instead. Move the zoom
lever toward W to extend the green
selection frame to the whole page, and
move (
) through index pages.
Move the zoom lever toward T to
2 Select (
2
• The image is magnified by 2 times
and a frame appears indicating the
position of the magnified area.
• To further enlarge the image, move
the zoom lever toward T. To reduce the
magnification, move the zoom lever
toward W.
•
will appear for images that cannot
be enlarged.
Select (
,
) the enlarged area
of the picture with the joystick.
To cancel the magnification, move the
zoom lever toward W until the frame
disappears.
Menu Options Lists
35
Advanced Functions
Menu Options Lists
Image effect
Menu Options Lists
Menu items not available appear grayed
out. For details about how to select an
item, refer to Using the Menus (
23).
FUNC. Menu Options
Recording programs
(
(
56)
Mode switch:
[ SINGLE], [
CONT.SHOOT.],
[
HISPEED CONT.SHOOT.],
[
AEB]
Digital effects
Mode switch:
[ AUTO], [ DAYLIGHT],
[ SHADE], [ CLOUDY],
[ TUNGSTEN], [ FLUORESCENT],
[ FLUORESCENT H], [ SET]
62)
Mode switch:
[
D.EFFECT OFF], [ FADE-T],
[ WIPE], [ BLK&WHT],
[ SEPIA], [ ART]
Mode switch:
[
D.EFFECT OFF], [
[ SEPIA]
50)
(
BLK&WHT],
Still image simultaneous recording
(
53)
Size:
When [HD STANDARD] is set to one of
the widescreen (16:9) modes,
[
HDV], [
HDV(PF24)] or [
DV(WIDE)]:
[
STILL I.REC OFF],
[LW 1920x1080], [SW 848x480]
Advanced Functions
54)
Mode switch:
[ EVALUATIVE],
[ CENT.WEIGHT.AVERAGE],
[ SPOT]
White balance
(
45)
Mode switch:
[ PROGRAM AE],
[ SHUTTER-PRIO. AE],
[ APERTURE-PRIO. AE],
[
CINE MODE]*
Special scene recording programs:
[ PORTRAIT], [ SPORTS],
[ NIGHT], [ SNOW], [ BEACH],
[ SUNSET], [ SPOTLIGHT],
[ FIREWORKS]
*
only.
(
51)
Mode switch:
[
IMAGE EFFECT OFF],
[
VIVID], [
NEUTRAL],
[
LOW SHARPENING],
[
SOFT SKIN DETAIL],
[
CUSTOM]
Drive mode
Light metering mode
(
36
Menu Options Lists
When [HD STANDARD] is set to
[
DV(NORMAL)]:
[
STILL I.REC OFF],
[M 1440x1080], [S 640x480]
Quality:
[ SUPER FINE], [ FINE],
[ NORMAL]
Still image size/quality
(
Recordings made in [
DV(NORMAL)]:
[ S S.FINE/640x480],
[ S FINE/640x480],
[ S NORMAL/640x480]
SLIDESHOW
64)
(
Press (
) to enter the image selection
screen. From that screen, you can
continue to select the still images you
want to protect.
71, 72)
[CANCEL], [EXECUTE]
(
32)
PRINT ORDER
(
(
82)
Press (
) to enter the image selection
screen. From that screen, you can
continue to select the still images for
which you want to set print orders.
TRANSFER ORDER
[CANCEL], [EXECUTE]
Still image capturing
(
[CANCEL], [START]
PROTECT
END SEARCH
34)
52)
Size:
[LW 1920x1080], [L 2048x1536],
[M 1440x1080], [S 640x480]
Quality:
[ SUPER FINE], [ FINE],
[ NORMAL]
REC PAUSE
(
(
78)
54)
Recordings made in HDV ([
HDV] or
[
HDV(PF24)]):
[ LW S.FINE/1920x1080],
[ LW FINE/1920x1080],
[ LW NORMAL/1920x1080]
Recordings made in [
DV(WIDE)]:
[ SW S.FINE/848x480],
[ SW FINE/848x480],
[ SW NORMAL/848x480]
Press (
) to enter the image selection
screen. From that screen, you can
continue to select the still images you
want to mark with a transfer order.
Menu Options Lists
Setup Menus
Camera Setup (Digital Zoom, Image Stabilizer, etc.)
CAMERA SETUP
A.SL SHUTTER
D.ZOOM
[
OFF], [
40X], [
200X]
Determines the operation of the digital
zoom.
When activated, the camcorder will
switch automatically to the digital zoom
when you zoom in beyond the optical
zoom range.
With the digital zoom the image is
digitally processed, so the image
resolution will deteriorate the more you
zoom in.
The digital zoom indicator will appear in
light blue from 10x up to 40x and dark
blue from 40x up to 200x.
The digital zoom cannot be used with
the [
NIGHT] recording program.
A still image cannot be recorded
simultaneously on the memory card while
recording movies using the digital zoom.
ZOOM SPEED
[
VARIABLE], [
SPEED 3],
[
SPEED 2], [
SPEED 1]
When set to [
VARIABLE] the zoom
speed depends on how you operate the
zoom lever: Press lightly for a slow zoom;
press harder for faster zooms.
The fastest zoom speed can be
achieved with [
VARIABLE]. Among
the fixed zoom speeds, [
SPEED 3] is
the fastest and [
SPEED 1] the
slowest.
AF MODE
[
INSTANT AF], [
NORMAL AF]
Select how fast the autofocus will
operate.
With [
INSTANT AF] the autofocus
adjusts quickly to a new subject. This is
convenient for example when changing
the focus from a near subject to a far
subject in the background, or when
recording fast moving subjects.
When the optional Wide-converter or
Tele-converter is attached to the
camcorder, it may partially obstruct the
Instant AF sensor. Set the AF mode to
[
NORMAL AF].
Advanced Functions
Mode switch:
or P (only in the
[ PROGRAM AE] recording program)
[
ON], [
OFF]
The camcorder automatically uses slow
shutter speeds to obtain brighter
recordings in places with insufficient
lighting.
The camcorder uses shutter speeds
down to 1/30 (1/15 in
mode,
1/12 in
with cinema effect
[
HDV (PF24)]).
: Set the flash mode to
(flash off).
If a trailing afterimage appears, set the
slow shutter to [
OFF].
If
(camcorder shake warning)
appears, we recommend stabilizing the
camcorder, for example, by mounting it
on a tripod.
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38
Menu Options Lists
Recording/Video Input Setup (HD Standard, DV Recording Mode, etc.)
AF AST LAMP
(
59)
REC/IN SETUP
HD STANDARD
[
AUTO], [
OFF]
FOCUS PRI.
(
Mode switch:
[
ON:AiAF], [
[
OFF]
55)
ON:CENTER],
IMG STAB
Mode switch:
[
ON], [
OFF]
The image stabilizer compensates for
camcorder shake even at full telephoto.
The image stabilizer is designed to
compensate for a normal degree of
camcorder shake.
The image stabilizer may not be
effective when recording in dark places
using the [
NIGHT] recording program.
The image stabilizer cannot be turned
off when the mode switch is set to
.
We recommend setting the image
stabilizer to [
OFF] when using a
tripod.
SELF TIMER
[
ON], [
(
OFF]
60)
[
HDV], [
HDV(PF24)],
[
DV(WIDE)], [
DV(NORMAL)]
Selects the video standard of the
recording and in DV standard also the
aspect ratio.
[
HDV]: High-definition video at 1080i
specifications with 16:9 aspect ratio.
[
HDV(PF24)]: High-definition
video at 1080i specifications for recording
with a progressive frame rate of 24 fps.
When combined with the [
CINE
MODE] recording program (
45) to get
the 24p Cinema Mode, the cinematic look
will be enhanced.
[
DV(WIDE)]: Standard-definition
video with 16:9 aspect ratio.
[
DV(NORMAL)]: Standard-definition
video with 4:3 aspect ratio.
We recommend not mixing recordings
made in different video standards on the
same tape.
During the playback of a recording
made in [
HDV(PF24)],
will
appear on the screen (not
).
Playing back a widescreen recording: TV
sets compatible with the Video ID-1
system will automatically switch to wide
(16:9) mode. Otherwise, change the
aspect ratio of the TV manually. To play
back on a TV with normal aspect ratio
(4:3) change the [TV TYPE] setting
accordingly (
40).
Menu Options Lists
DV REC MODE
DV
[
16bit], [
12bit]
When [HD STANDARD] is set to one of
the DV standards, you can change the
audio quality.
[
16bit]: To record sound at the
highest quality.
[
12bit]: If you will dub audio or add a
music track later with an external device.
Mode switch:
[
AUTO], [
OFF
]
The camcorder automatically reduces the
background sound of wind when
recording outdoors.
The wind screen cannot be turned off
when the mode switch is set to
.
MIC ATT
[
ON], [
(
60)
OFF]
REVIEW
[
OFF], [
2sec], [
4sec],
[
6sec], [
8sec], [
10sec]
Selects the time to display a still image
after it has been recorded.
You can erase (
64) the still image
while you are reviewing it (or immediately
after recording it, if set to [
OFF]).
This menu item will not be available
when the drive mode (
56) is set to
(continuous shooting),
(highspeed continuous shooting) or
(auto
exposure bracketing).
If you press DISP. while reviewing a
still image, it will continue to be displayed
indefinitely. Press PHOTO halfway to
return to the normal display.
AV
[
DV
ON], [
(
OFF]
73)
Advanced Functions
DV AUDIO
WIND SCREEN
DV
[
STD PLAY], [
LONG PLAY]
When [HD STANDARD] is set to one of
the DV standards, you can change the
video quality and as a result, also the
recording time available on the tape.
Recording in LP mode extends the
available recording time on the tape 1.5
times.
Depending on the condition of the tape
(long usage, imperfections, etc.) you may
notice some video problems (blocky video
artifacts, banding, etc.) in the playback
picture when playing back recordings
made in LP mode. We recommend using
the SP mode for important recordings.
If you make recordings in both SP and
LP modes on the same tape, during
playback you may notice some video
problems in the picture at the point where
the recording mode changes.
When playing back in this camcorder
tapes recorded in LP mode with other
devices or vice versa, you may notice
some problems in the playback picture or
the sound may stop briefly.
39
40
Menu Options Lists
FILE NOS.
ERASE ALL IMAGES
[
RESET], [
CONTINUOUS]
Select the image numbering method to be
used when you insert a new memory
card.
Images are automatically assigned
consecutive image numbers from 0101 to
9900, and stored in folders containing up
to 100 images. Folders are numbered
from 101 to 998.
[
RESET]: Image numbers will restart
from 101-0101 every time you insert a
new memory card.
[
CONTINUOUS]: Image numbers will
continue from the number following that
of the last image recorded with the
camcorder.
If the memory card you insert already
contains an image with a larger number, a
new image will be assigned a number one
higher than that of the last image on the
memory card.
We recommend using the
[
CONTINUOUS] setting.
Card Operations (Initialization, Erase All Images, etc.)
CARD OPERATIONS
PRINT ORD.ALL ERASE
(
83)
(
64)
(
65)
[NO], [YES]
INITIALIZE
[CANCEL], [INITIALIZE], [COMPL.INIT.]
Playback/Video Output Setup (Playback Standard, Component Video Out, DV Out etc.)
PLAY/OUT SETUP*
* In
mode, the following menu
options are divided into two menus,
[
PLAY/OUT SETUP1] and
[
PLAY/OUT SETUP2]; this will be
indicated with the respective menu icon.
PLAYBACK STD
[
AUTO], [
HDV], [
DV]
Select the video standard to be used for
playback.
[
AUTO]: Switches automatically
between standards (HDV/DV) during
playback.
[
HDV], [
DV]: Plays back only the
recordings made in the selected
standard.
TV TYPE
[NO], [YES]
TRANS.ORD.ALL ERASE
[NO], [YES]
(
79)
[
NORMAL TV], [
WIDE TV]
In order to display the picture in full and in
the correct aspect ratio, select the setting
according to the type of television to
which you will connect the camcorder.
[
NORMAL TV]: TV sets with 4:3
aspect ratio.
[
WIDE TV]: TV sets with 16:9
aspect ratio.
Menu Options Lists
This setting will be unavailable while
the camcorder is connected to an
external device using the HDMI cable.
41
The camcorder will retain the audio
balance adjustment; however if you turn
off the camcorder, [AUDIO OUT] will be
reset to [
STEREO1].
OUTPUT CH
AV/PHONES
[
L/R], [
L/L], [
R/R]
You can select the audio channel to use
during the playback of a tape with audio
recorded on two channels.
[
L/R]: Left and Right channels
(stereo) / Main + Sub tracks (bilingual).
[
L/L]: Left channel only (stereo) / Main
track only (bilingual).
[
R/R]: Right channel only (stereo) /
Sub track only (bilingual).
AUDIO OUT
[
AV], [
(
30)
PHONES]
PHONES VOL.
*
When [AV/PHONES] is set to
[ PHONES], adjust (
) the volume
of the headphones with the joystick.
* In
mode, adjust the volume
using the joystick guide (
31).
COMP.OUT
MIX BALANCE
When [AUDIO OUT] is set to [
MIX/
VAR.], adjust (
) the sound balance
with the joystick.
[
480i], [
1080i/480i]
You can select the video specifications to
use when connecting the camcorder to a
high-definition TV using the video
component connection.
[
480i]: To use the 480i specification
(standard definition).
[
1080i/480i]: To use the full 1080i high
definition specification when possible, or
switch automatically to 480i specification
when 1080i is not supported by the TV.
Select the [PLAYBACK STD] and
[COMP.OUT] settings according to the
specifications you want to use for
playback on a high-definition TV. Refer to
the table below.
When the playback standard selected is
different from that of the original recording,
no video will be output.
Advanced Functions
[
STEREO1], [
STEREO2],
[
MIX/FIXED], [
MIX/VAR.]
You can select the audio track to use
during the playback of a tape with audio
dubbed over the recording.
[
STEREO1]: Original sound only.
[
STEREO2]: Dubbed audio only.
[
MIX/FIXED]: Mixed audio with the
original sound and dubbed audio at the
same level.
[
MIX/VAR.]: Mixed audio where the
balance between the original sound (
)
and the dubbed audio (
) can be
adjusted.
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Menu Options Lists
This setting will be unavailable while
the camcorder is connected to an
external device using the HDMI cable.
DV OUTPUT
playback on a high-definition TV. Refer to
the table below.
The DV output cannot be changed
while a DV cable is connected to the
HDV/DV terminal.
NOTES
[
DV LOCKED], [
HDV/DV]
You can select the video standard to use
when connecting to an external device
using the HDV/DV terminal.
[
HDV/DV]: Switch
automatically between standards to
match the original standard of the
recordings.
[
DV LOCKED]: All video output will
be in DV standard (recordings made in
HDV will be down-converted).
Select the [PLAYBACK STD] and [DV
OUTPUT] settings according to the
specifications you want to use for
About the [HDMI OUT] display
[HDMI OUT] appears at the bottom of the
[
PLAY/OUT SETUP2] menu screen in
mode ([
PLAY/OUT SETUP]
menu in other modes). This is not a selectable
menu option, but rather an information item that
displays the specification of the video output
when the camcorder is connected to an
external device using the HDMI cable. For
further details about the HDMI connection, refer
to
69.
Settings for Video Output from the COMPONENT OUT Terminal
Video Output
Signal
High
Definition
(1080i)
Standard
Definition
(480i)
Standard of the
Recording on the
Tape
[PLAYBACK STD] Setting
[COMP.OUT] Setting
[
AUTO] or [
HDV] [
1080i/480i]
[
AUTO] or [
HDV] [
480i]
[
AUTO] or [
DV]
1080i/480i] or [
HDV
DV
[
480i]
Settings for Video Output from the HDV/DV Terminal
Video Output
Signal
High
Definition
(1080i)
Standard
Definition
(480i)
Standard of the
Recording on the
Tape
[PLAYBACK STD] Setting
[DV OUTPUT] Setting
[
AUTO] or [
HDV] [
HDV/DV]
[
AUTO] or [
HDV] [
DV LOCKED]
[
AUTO] or [
DV]
HDV/DV] or
DV LOCKED]
HDV
DV
[
[
Menu Options Lists
Display Setup (LCD Brightness, Language, etc.)
DISPLAY SETUP
BRIGHTNESS
in order to allow you to focus manually
more easily.
Using the assist functions will not affect
the recordings on the tape or memory card.
AUDIO LEVEL
Adjust (
) the brightness of the LCD
display with the joystick.
Changing the brightness of the LCD
display does not affect that of the
viewfinder or the recordings.
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[
ON], [
(
61)
OFF]
TV SCREEN
MARKERS
ASSIST FUNC.
6SEC.DATE
[
OFF], [
ZEBRA(70%)],
[
ZEBRA(100%)], [
PEAKING]
You can use the assist functions to make
sure you adjust the focus and exposure
correctly.
[ZEBRA]: A striped pattern (zebra
pattern) will appear over areas of the
picture that are overexposed (too bright).
[
ZEBRA(70%)] is more sensitive
than [
ZEBRA(100%)].
[
PEAKING]: The silhouettes of
objects in the picture will be emphasized
[
ON], [
OFF]
When you start playing back a tape or
when the date of the recording changes,
the date and time will be displayed for 6
seconds.
DATA CODE
[
[
DATE], [ TIME], [
CAMERA DATA]
(
57)
DATE & TIME],
Advanced Functions
[
OFF], [
LEVEL(WHT)],
[
LEVEL(GRY)], [
GRID(WHT)],
[
GRID(GRY)]
You can display a grid or a horizontal line
at the center of the screen. The markers
are available in white or gray. Use the
markers as a reference to make sure your
subject is framed correctly (vertically and/
or horizontally).
Using the markers will not affect the
recordings on the tape or memory card.
[
ON]*, [
OFF]
When set to [
ON], the camcorder’s
on-screen displays will appear also on the
screen of a connected TV or monitor.
You can also use DISP. on the wireless
controller.
When the the data code is displayed on
the camcorder’s screen, the same
information will also appear on a
connected TV regardless of the [TV
SCREEN] setting. Turn off the data code
display by repeatedly pressing DISP. .
* The default value is [
OFF] in the
playback modes.
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Menu Options Lists
LANGUAGE
(
24)
[DEUTSCH], [ENGLISH], [ESPAÑOL],
[FRANÇAIS], [ITALIANO], [POLSKI],
[
], [TÜRKÇE], [
],
[
], [
], [
],
[
], [
], [
], [
],
[
]
DEMO MODE
POWER SAVE
[
ON], [
OFF]
In order to save power when the
camcorder is powered by a battery pack,
it will automatically shut off if left without
any operation for 5 minutes.
Approximately 30 seconds before the
camcorder shuts off, the message
“ AUTO POWER OFF” will appear.
FIRMWARE
[
ON], [
OFF]
The demonstration mode displays the
camcorder’s main features. It starts
automatically when the camcorder is
powered with the power adapter if you
leave it turned on without loading a
recording media for more than 5 minutes.
To cancel the demo mode once it
started, press any button, turn off the
camcorder or load a recording media.
You can verify the current version of the
camcorder’s firmware. This menu option
is usually grayed out.
Date/Time Setup
DATE/TIME SETUP
System Setup (Beep, etc.)
SYSTEM SETUP
WL.REMOTE
T.ZONE/DST
(
24)
DATE/TIME
(
25)
DATE FORMAT
[
ON], [
OFF
]
Allows the camcorder to be operated with
the wireless controller.
BEEP
[
HIGH VOLUME],
[ LOW VOLUME], [
OFF]
A beep will accompany some operations
like turning on the camcorder, the selftimer countdown, etc. It also serves as a
warning beep under unusual conditions.
[Y.M.D (2007.1.1 AM 12:00)],
[M.D,Y (JAN. 1, 2007 12:00 AM)],
[D.M.Y (1.JAN.2007 12:00 AM)]
Changes the date format for on-screen
displays and for date printing.
Recording Programs
45
Recording Programs
Using the Recording Programs
Auto
The camcorder adjusts the focus,
exposure and other settings
automatically, allowing you to just
point and shoot.
: Flexible Recording Programs (
[ PROGRAM AE]
The camcorder sets the
aperture and shutter speed.
46)
[
SHUTTER-PRIO. AE]
You select the shutter
speed.
Special Scene Recording Programs (
[
APERTURE-PRIO. AE]
You select the aperture
value.
47)
[
PORTRAIT]
The camcorder uses a
large aperture, achieving a
focus on the subject while
blurring other distracting
details.
[
SNOW]
Use this mode to record
in bright ski resorts. It
prevents the subject from
being underexposed.
[
CINE MODE]*
Give a cinematic look to
your recordings.
[
SPORTS]
Use this mode to record
sports scenes such as
tennis or golf.
[
BEACH]
Use this mode to record
on a sunny beach. It
prevents the subject from
being underexposed.
[
SPOTLIGHT]
Use this mode to record
spotlit scenes.
[ NIGHT]
Use this mode to record in
low-light conditions.
[
SUNSET]
Use this mode to record
sunsets in vibrant colors.
[
FIREWORKS]
Use this mode to record
fireworks.
*
only.
Advanced Functions
46
Recording Programs
[
Flexible Recording: Changing the
Aperture and Shutter Speed
The camcorder adjusts various image
settings to give a cinematic look to your
recordings. The effect will be enhanced
when this recording mode is combined
with the [
HDV(PF24)] setting
(
38) to get the 24p Cinema Mode.
Use the automatic exposure (AE)
program or give priority to the exposure
value or the shutter speed.
POINTS TO CHECK
*
(
*
[

PROGRAM AE]
SHUTTER-PRIO.AE]
Set the shutter speed value. The
camcorder automatically sets the
appropriate aperture value. Use a high
shutter speed to record fast moving
subjects or a slow shutter speed to add
motion blur, emphasizing the feel of
movement.
[
FUNC.
(
23)
FUNC.
Icon of the currently selected
Recording Program
FUNC.
Desired option
Default value

The camcorder automatically adjusts the
aperture and shutter speed to obtain the
optimal exposure for the subject.
[
only.
10)
: Only settings other than
[
CINE MODE].
Mode switch:
*
Options
CINE MODE]*
TO SET THE APERTURE VALUE OR SHUTTER SPEED
When you select [
SHUTTERPRIO.AE] or [
APERTURE-PRIO.AE],
a numeric value will appear next to the
recording program icon.
1 If the joystick guide appears on the
screen, press (
) to hide it.
2 Adjust ( ) the shutter speed or
aperture to the desired value.
Shutter speed guidelines
APERTURE-PRIO.AE]
Set the aperture value. The camcorder
automatically sets the appropriate shutter
speed. Use low aperture values (larger
lens opening) to softly blur the background
in a portrait or high aperture values
(smaller lens opening) to get a wider depth
of field, giving a sharp focus all throughout
a landscape.
[
1/8, 1/15, 1/30
with cinema effect
HDV (PF24)]
1/6, 1/12, 1/24
1/2, 1/4, 1/8, 1/15, 1/30
For recording subjects in dark places.
[
1/60
with cinema effect
HDV (PF24)]
1/48, 1/60
1/60
For general recordings.
Recording Programs
1/100
1/100
For recording indoor sports scenes.
1/250, 1/500, 1/1000
1/250, 1/500
For recording from within a car or train, or
for recording moving subjects such as
roller coasters.
Special Scene: Recording Programs to
Match Special Conditions
Recording in a very bright ski resort or
capturing the full colors of a sunset or a
fireworks display becomes as easy as
selecting a Special Scene recording
program.
POINTS TO CHECK
1/2000
For recording outdoor sports such as golf
or tennis on sunny days.
Note that on screen only the denominator
is displayed – [
250] indicates a
shutter speed of 1/250 second, etc.
47
(
10)
Mode switch:
Available Aperture Values
[1.8], [2.0], [2.4], [2.8], [3.4],
[4.0], [4.8], [5.6], [6.7], [8.0]
[2.8], [3.4], [4.0], [4.8], [5.6],
[6.7], [8.0]
FUNC.
(
23)
FUNC.
When the mode switch is set to
, the
joystick guide will not appear.
Do not change the position of the mode
switch while recording, as the brightness of the
image may change abruptly.
When setting a numeric value (aperture or
shutter speed), the number display will flash if
the aperture or shutter speed is not appropriate
for the recording conditions. In such case,
select a different value.
[
SHUTTER-PRIO.AE]
- If you use a slow shutter speed in dark places,
you can obtain a brighter image, but the image
quality may be lower, and the autofocus may
not work well.
- The image may flicker when recording with
high shutter speeds.
- Recording movies under fluorescent lights: If the
screen starts to flicker, select [
SHUTTERPRIO.AE] and set the shutter speed to 1/100.
[
APERTURE-PRIO.AE]
- The actual range of values available for
selection will vary depending on the initial zoom
position.
Last icon on the right
(icon of the currently selected
Special Scene)
FUNC.
Desired option
NOTES
Do not change the position of the mode
switch while recording, as the brightness of the
image may change abruptly.
[
PORTRAIT]/[
SPORTS]/[
BEACH]/
[
SNOW]
- The picture may not appear smooth during
playback.
[ PORTRAIT]
- The blur effect of the background increases
the more you zoom in (T).
Advanced Functions
NOTES
Icon of the currently selected
Recording Program
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Adjusting the Picture: Exposure, Focus and Color
[
NIGHT]
- Moving subjects may leave a trailing
afterimage.
- Picture quality may not be as good as in other
modes.
- White points may appear on the screen.
- Autofocus may not work as well as in other
modes. In such case, adjust the focus manually.
Adjusting the Picture: Exposure, Focus and Color
[ SNOW]/[ BEACH]
- The subject may become overexposed on
cloudy days or in shaded places. Check the
image on the screen.
At times, backlit subjects may appear too
dark (underexposed) or subjects under
very strong lights may appear too bright
or glaring (overexposed). To correct this
you can use the automatic backlight
correction or manually adjust the
exposure.
[ FIREWORKS]
- To avoid camcorder shake, we recommend
using a tripod. Make sure to use a tripod
especially in
, as the shutter speed
slows down.
Adjusting the Picture:
Exposure, Focus and Color
Manual Exposure Adjustment and
Automatic Backlight Correction
Automatic Backlight Correction
When shooting subjects with a strong
light source behind them, you can have
the camcorder automatically correct for
the backlight with the press of a single
button.
Press BLC .
•
appears.
• Press BLC again to end the backlight
correction mode.
Manual Exposure Adjustment
POINTS TO CHECK
(
10)
Adjusting the Picture: Exposure, Focus and Color
Mode switch: (except for the
[ FIREWORKS] recording program).
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Fast moving subjects
Through wet windows
Night scenes
1 If the joystick guide does not appear
on screen, press (
) to display it.
2 Push the joystick ( ) toward [EXP].
3
POINTS TO CHECK
(
10)
Adjust the zoom before you start the
procedure.
Mode switch:
1 Press
2
FOCUS .
“MF” appears.
Adjust the focus as necessary with
the FOCUS dial until the image
appears focused.
Pressing FOCUS again will return the
camcorder to autofocus.
Advanced Functions
• If [EXP] does not appear on the
joystick guide, repeatedly push the
joystick ( ) toward [NEXT] to display
the joystick guide in the illustration
above.
• The exposure adjustment indicator
and the neutral value “±0”
appear on the screen.
• If you operate the zoom while the
exposure is locked, the brightness of
the image may change.
Adjust (
) the brightness of the
image as required.
• The adjustment range and the length
of the exposure adjustment indicator
will vary depending on the initial
brightness of the picture.
• Pushing the joystick ( ) toward
[EXP] again will return the camcorder
to automatic exposure.
NOTES
Manual Focus Adjustment
Autofocus may not work well on the
following subjects. In such case, focus
manually.
Reflective surfaces
Subjects with low contrast or
without vertical lines
The camcorder will automatically return to
autofocus when you set the mode switch to
.
Infinity Focus
Use this function when you wish to focus
on faraway subjects such as mountains or
fireworks.
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Adjusting the Picture: Exposure, Focus and Color
1 Adjust the zoom.
2 In autofocus mode, keep
NOTES
FOCUS
pressed down for more than 2
seconds.
•
appears.
• Pressing FOCUS again will return the
camcorder to autofocus.
• Operating the zoom or the FOCUS
dial will return the camcorder to
manual focus adjustment (MF).
Focus Assist Functions
The focus assist function will magnify the
center of the picture and emphasize the
outlines of the objects on screen
(peaking) to make it easier for you to
focus manually.
Using the focus assist functions will not affect
the recordings on the tape or memory card.
When you start recording, the assist functions
will be canceled.
You can also apply the peaking function
(without the magnification) by setting [ASSIST
FUNC.] to [
PEAKING] (
43). In that
case, the peaking function will not be canceled
even when you start recording.
In
mode, you can also use the
focus assist functions after pressing PHOTO
halfway.
The camcorder will automatically return to
autofocus when you set the mode switch to
.
White Balance
The white balance function helps you
accurately reproduce colors under
different lighting conditions so that white
objects will always look truly white in your
recordings.
POINTS TO CHECK
(
POINTS TO CHECK
(
10)
Mode switch:
Options

Default value
AUTO]
1 Press
[
2
Settings are automatically set by the
camcorder. Use this setting for outdoor
scenes.
3
FOCUS .
“MF” appears.
Press FOCUS ASSIST .
The center of the picture will be
magnified and the silhouettes will be
emphasized.
Adjust the focus as necessary with
the FOCUS dial until the image
appears focused.
10)
Mode switch: (except for the Special
Scene recording programs)
[
DAYLIGHT]
For recording outdoors on a bright day.
[
SHADE]
For recording in shaded places.
[
CLOUDY]
For recording on a cloudy day.
Adjusting the Picture: Exposure, Focus and Color
[
TUNGSTEN]
For recording under tungsten and tungsten
type (3-wavelength) fluorescent lighting.
[
FLUORESCENT]
For recording under warm white, cool
white or warm white type (3-wavelength)
fluorescent lighting.
[
FLUORESCENT H]
For recording under daylight or daylight
type (3-wavelength) fluorescent lighting.
[
SET]
Use the custom white balance for special
situations not covered by the other options.
The custom white balance will ensure that
white subjects appear white under various
lighting conditions.
FUNC.
(
23)
Icon of the currently selected
White Balance
FUNC.
Desired option*
* When you select [ SET], do not press
FUNC. and continue instead with the
procedure below.
NOTES
When you select the custom white balance
[
SET]:
- Make the white balance adjustment in a place
with sufficient light.
- Set [D.ZOOM] to [
OFF] (
37).
- Readjust the white balance if the lighting
conditions change.
- Very rarely and depending on the light source,
may keep on flashing instead of staying on.
Even in that case, the white balance would be
properly adjusted and the results should be
better than with [
AUTO].
Custom white balance may provide better
results in the following cases:
- Changing lighting conditions
- Close-ups
- Subjects in a single color (sky, sea or forest)
- Under mercury lamps and certain types of
fluorescent lights
Depending on the type of fluorescent light,
optimal color balance may not be obtained with
[ FLUORESCENT] or [ FLUORESCENT
H]. If the color looks unnatural, adjust it using
[ AUTO] or [ SET].
Image Effects
You can use the image effects to change
the color saturation and contrast of your
recordings.
TO SET THE CUSTOM WHITE BALANCE
POINTS TO CHECK
1 Point the camcorder at a white
2
object, zoom in until it fills the
whole screen and press (
).
When the adjustment is completed
stops flashing and stays on. The
camcorder retains the custom setting
even if you turn off the camcorder.
Press FUNC. to save the setting and
close the menu.
(
10)
Mode switch: (except for the Special
Scene recording programs)
Options
[
IMAGE EFFECT OFF]

Default value

Records with no image enhancing effects.
[
VIVID]
Emphasizes the contrast and color
saturation.
Advanced Functions
FUNC.
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52
Still Image Recording Options
Still Image Recording Options
[
NEUTRAL]
Tones down the contrast and color
saturation.
[
Still Image Recording
Options
LOW SHARPENING]
Records subjects with softened outlines.
[
SOFT SKIN DETAIL]
Softens the details in the skin tone area for
a more complimentary appearance.
[
CUSTOM]
Allows you to adjust the brightness,
contrast, sharpness, and color depth of the
image.
[COL.DEPTH]: (–) Shallower colors,
(+) Richer color tonality
[BRIGHTN.]:
(–) Darker picture,
(+) Brighter picture
[CONTRAST]: (–) Flatter picture,
(+) More defined light and
shade
[SHARPNESS]: (–) Vaguer outlines,
(+) Sharper outlines
Selecting the Size and Quality of Still
Images
Still images are recorded on the memory
card using the JPEG (Joint Photographic
Experts Group) compression. As a
general rule select a larger image size for
higher quality.
(
10)
Options
Approximate number of still images that
can be recorded on different sizes of
memory cards with the following quality
settings:
: [SUPER FINE], : [FINE],
: [NORMAL].
On a 32 MB memory card
Image Size
FUNC.
(
23)
FUNC.
FUNC.
Icon of the currently selected
Image Effect
Desired option*
* When you select [
CUSTOM], do not
press FUNC. and continue instead with the
procedure below.
TO SET THE CUSTOM IMAGE EFFECT
1 Press (
2 Select (
3
4
).
) each of the custom
setting options and adjust (
) as
desired.
Press (
) to save the custom
image effect.
Press FUNC. to close the menu.
LW 1920x1080
L 2048x1536
M 1440x1080
SW 848x480*
S 640x480
20
30
60
10
20
40
25
40
80
105
155
310
140
205
375
135
85
180
650
865
265
180
350
1,300
1,560
On a 128 MB memory card
Image Size
LW 1920x1080
L 2048x1536
M 1440x1080
SW 848x480*
S 640x480
90
60
120
455
600
Still Image Recording Options
When printing still images, use the following
guidelines as a reference for selecting the print
size.
On a 512 MB memory card
Image Size
LW 1920x1080
L 2048x1536
M 1440x1080
SW 848x480*
S 640x480
350
235
470
1,775
2,320
525
350
700
2,515
3,355
1,040
700
1,370
5,030
6,040
* This size is only available for recording
simultaneously on the tape and memory card
(
53) or for capturing a still image from the
playback picture (
54).

Default value
2048x1536/FINE
L
53
Image Size
L 2048x1536
M 1440x1080
S 640x480
Recommended Use
To print photos up to A4
size.
To print photos up to L
size (9 x 13 cm, 3.5 x
5 in.) or postcard size
(10 x 14.8 cm, 4 x 6 in.).
To send images as
e-mail attachments or to
post on the Web. Select
this size also to be able
to record more still
images if memory card
capacity is limited.
FUNC.
(
23)
FUNC.
Icon of the currently selected
Image Quality/Size
Press (
FUNC.
)
Desired image quality*
* The number displayed on the right corner
indicates the approximate number of images
that can be recorded with the current quality/
size setting.
You can record still images on the
memory card even while the camcorder is
set to
mode. You can also
capture simultaneously, as a still image
on the memory card, the same picture
you are recording as video on the tape.
The size and quality of the still image can
be selected.
POINTS TO CHECK
(
NOTES
Depending on the number of images on the
memory card (Windows: more than 1,800
images; Macintosh: more than 1,000 images),
you may not be able to download images to a
computer. Try using a card reader.
Connection to a PictBridge compatible printer
will not work when the memory card contains
more than 1,800 images. For best performance,
we recommend keeping the number of images
on the memory card under 100.
10)
Select the size and quality of the still
image in record pause mode before you
start recording.


STILL I.REC OFF
Default value
Advanced Functions
Desired image size*
Capturing a Still Image while Recording
Movies
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Still Image Recording Options
(
FUNC.
(
10)
23)
FUNC.
FUNC.
Icon of the currently selected
Still Image Simultaneous
Recording option
(
23)
FUNC.
Icon of the currently selected
Still Image Capturing option
FUNC.
Desired image quality
Desired image size*
Press (
FUNC.
)
Desired image quality*
TO CAPTURE THE STILL IMAGE
1 Pause the playback when the scene
* The number displayed on the right corner
indicates the approximate number of images
that can be recorded with the current quality/
size setting.
Press PHOTO to capture the still
image on the memory card.
The still image is recorded on the memory
card while the screen continues to show
the video recording.
NOTES
The still image cannot be recorded on the
memory card while using the digital zoom or
while a digital effect is activated.
To record still images we recommend using
the
mode, which offers the best
quality for still images.
Capturing a Still Image from the
Playback Picture
While you are playing back a tape you
can capture the picture as a still image on
the memory card. The quality of the
captured still image can be selected but
its size cannot be changed (it will depend
on the recording standard of the tape
being played back).
2
you want to capture as a still image
appears.
You can also use the frame-by-frame
playback to find the exact picture you
want to capture.
Press PHOTO .
NOTES
The data code of the still image will reflect the
date and time of the original recording on the
tape.
The still image cannot be captured on the
memory card if [TV TYPE] is set to
[
NORMAL TV]. Set it to [
WIDE TV]
instead (
40).
A still image captured from a scene with lots
of fast movement may be blurred.
Light Metering Mode
The camcorder measures the light
reflected from the subject in order to
calculate the optimal exposure settings.
Depending on the subject, you may want
to change the way the light is measured
and evaluated.
Still Image Recording Options
POINTS TO CHECK
POINTS TO CHECK
(
10)
Mode switch: (except for the Special
Scene recording programs)
Options
[

Default value

EVALUATIVE]
Appropriate for standard shooting
conditions, including backlit scenes. The
camcorder divides the picture into several
areas and the light is measured in all of
them to achieve the optimal exposure for
the subject.
[
(
Options

[
ON:AiAF]
(Mode switch: *,
Default value
)
Depending on the shooting conditions, one
or more AF frames out of the nine frames
available are automatically selected and
the focus is fixed on them.
CENT.WEIGHT.AVERAGE]
[
ON:CENTER]
(Mode switch: *)
[
OFF]
Select this option if you wish to record a
still image as soon as you press PHOTO .
FUNC.
* Except for the [
program.
23)
FUNC.
Icon of the currently selected
Light Metering Mode
FUNC.
Desired option
FIREWORKS] recording
FUNC.
(
23)
FUNC.
MENU
CAMERA SETUP
Automatic Focus Priority
When the focus priority is activated, the
camcorder records a still image only after
the focus has been adjusted
automatically.
FOCUS PRI.
FUNC.
Desired option
Advanced Functions
In this mode, a single focusing frame
appears in the center of the screen and the
focus is automatically fixed on it. This is
convenient for making sure the focus is
exactly where you want it.
SPOT]
Meters only the area within the spot AE
point frame. Use this setting to adjust the
exposure to match the subject in the center
of the screen.
(
10)
Mode switch at
: The focus priority
cannot be turned off.
Mode switch at : You can turn off the
focus priority and you can also select the
AF (autofocus) mode to be used.
Averages the light metered from the entire
screen, giving more weight to the subject
in the center.
[
55
56
Still Image Recording Options
NOTES
In the [ FIREWORKS] recording program the
focus priority is automatically set to [
OFF].
FUNC.
(
23)
FUNC.
Icon of the currently selected
Drive Mode
FUNC.
Desired option
Continuous Shooting and Exposure
Bracketing
Take a series of pictures of a moving
subject or record the same picture in 3
levels of exposure in order to choose later
the picture you like the best.
(
10)
Mode switch: (except for the
[ FIREWORKS] recording program).
[

Default value

SINGLE]
Records a single still image.
[ CONT.SHOOT. ]
(Continuous Shooting),
[ HISPEED CONT.SHOOT. ]
(High-Speed Continuous Shooting)
Captures a series of still images as long as
you hold PHOTO pressed down. For the
number of frames per second, refer to the
table below.
[
1 Press
2
POINTS TO CHECK
Options
CONTINUOUS SHOOTING/
HIGH-SPEED CONTINUOUS SHOOTING
AEB] (Auto Exposure Bracketing)
The camcorder records a still image in
three different exposures (dark, normal,
light in 1/2 EV steps), allowing you to
choose the shot you like the best.
PHOTO halfway to activate
the autofocus.
Press PHOTO fully and hold it
pressed down.
A series of still images will be
recorded as long as you hold the
button pressed down.
AUTO EXPOSURE BRACKETING
Press PHOTO , first halfway to activate
the autofocus and then fully to record
the still image.
Three still images in different exposures
will be recorded on the memory card.
NOTES
The speed and maximum number of
continuous shots is as follows.
- [
CONT.SHOOT.]: Approx. 3 images/
second
- [
HISPEED CONT.SHOOT.]: Approx. 5
images/second
- Continuous Shooting with flash: Approx. 2.1
images/second
- Maximum number of shots: 60 still images
These figures are approximate and vary with
the recording conditions and subjects.
The actual number of images per second will
be lower when “
” (camcorder shake
warning) is displayed on the screen.
Other Functions
Other Functions
Other Functions
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Selecting the Data Code
You can select the data code to be
displayed when playing back movies.
On-Screen Displays
The camcorder keeps a data code
containing the date and time and other
camera data (shutter speed, aperture,
etc.) registered at the time of recording.
You can select the data to be displayed.
Options
[

DATE], [
Default value
TIME]
Displays the date or time when the scene
or still image was recorded.
Turning the On-Screen Displays On/Off
[
DATE & TIME]
Displays both the date and time of the
recording.
[
CAMERA DATA]
Displays the aperture (f-stop) and shutter
speed used when recording the image.
FUNC.
(
23)
FUNC.
On-screen displays + Data code2 on Æ
Only on-screen displays on Æ
Only tape-related displays (in stop mode
or playback pause) or All displays off
(during playback)
DISPLAY SETUP/
DATA CODE
FUNC.
On-screen displays + Histogram3/Data
code on Æ Only on-screen displays on Æ
All displays off
1
Tape related displays: Tape operation icon,
time code and remaining tape display.
Data code: Time, date and camera data at the
time of recording. The contents to be
displayed can be selected as explained in the
following section.
3
Histogram display: For still images you can
display the complete camera data registered
at the time of recording. For details on how to
read the histogram display, refer to the
following section.
2
MENU
Desired option
Advanced Functions
Repeatedly press DISP. to turn the onscreen displays on/off in the following
sequence.
,
All displays on Æ Only tape-related
displays1
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Other Functions
Reading the Histogram Display
When viewing still images you can
display the histogram and the icons of all
the functions used at the time of
recording. Use the histogram as a
reference to verify the correct exposure of
the still image.
The area to the right of the histogram
represents highlights and the left side
represents shadows. A still image whose
histogram skews to the right is relatively
bright; while one whose histogram peaks
to the left, is relatively dark.
Flash
You can use the built-in flash for
recording still images in dark places. The
flash features the red-eye reduction
function.
POINTS TO CHECK
(
Select a recording program other than
[ FIREWORKS].
Options
Pixel Count
10)

Default value
(auto)
The flash fires automatically according to
the brightness of the subject.
Shadows
Highlights
NOTES
The histogram display will appear also after
recording a still image while reviewing it within
the time set for the [REVIEW] option (or
immediately after recording it, if [REVIEW] is set
to [
OFF]).
(red-eye reduction, auto)
The assist lamp lights up to reduce the
red-eye effect. The flash fires automatically
according to the brightness of the subject.
(flash on)
The flash always fires.
(flash off)
The flash does not fire.
1 If the joystick guide does not appear
on screen, press (
) to display it.
2 Push the joystick ( ) toward .
If does not appear on the joystick
guide, repeatedly push the joystick
( ) toward [NEXT] to display the
joystick guide in the illustration above.
• Repeatedly push the joystick ( )
toward to cycle between the flash
modes.
• The display
disappears after 4
seconds.
Other Functions
3 Press
PHOTO , first halfway to
activate the autofocus and then
fully to record the still image.
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- The brightness of the AF-assist lamp could be
an inconvenience. Consider turning it off in
public places such as restaurants or theaters.
TO USE THE OPTIONAL VFL-1 VIDEO FLASH LIGHT
You can attach the optional VFL-1 Video
Flash Light to the advanced accessory
shoe if you want a more powerful flash
than the built-in flash. The procedure for
setting the flash mode is the same as
described above. For details about
attaching and using the flash, refer to the
instruction manual of the VFL-1. The
VFL-1 can also be used as a video light.
When a video accessory is attached to
the advanced accessory shoe,
will
appear on the screen.
Mini Video Light
You can turn on the mini video light
(assist lamp) at any time regardless of the
recording program.
(
10)
NOTES
Press LIGHT .
•
appears on the screen.
• Press LIGHT again to turn the mini
video light off.
TO USE THE OPTIONAL VL-3 VIDEO LIGHT
You can attach the optional VL-3 Video
Light to the advanced accessory shoe if
you want a more powerful video light the
built-in mini video light. For details about
attaching and using the video light, refer
to the instruction manual of the VL-3.
When a video accessory is attached to
the advanced accessory shoe,
will
appear on the screen.
NOTES
We do not recommend using the mini video
light while the optional Wide-converter is
attached; its shadow can appear on the screen.
The built-in mini video light will be disabled
automatically when you attach the optional VL-3
Video Light. To use the built-in mini video light,
set the switch on the VL-3 to OFF and then
press LIGHT .
Advanced Functions
The practical range of the built-in flash is
approx. 1 to 2 m (3.3 to 6.6 ft.). The practical
range with the VFL-1 Video Flash Light
attached is approx. 1 to 4 m (3.3 to 13.1 ft.). In
any case, the actual range will depend on the
recording conditions.
The range of the flash decreases in
continuous shooting mode.
For the red-eye reduction function to be
effective, the subject needs to look at the assist
lamp. The degree of reduction depends on the
distance and on each individual.
The flash will not fire in the following cases:
- When you manually adjust the exposure in
(auto) or
(red-eye reduction) mode.
- During auto exposure bracketing.
The flash mode cannot be selected when the
exposure is locked.
We do not recommend using the flash when
the optional Wide-converter or Tele-converter is
attached; its shadow can appear on the screen.
About the AF-Assist Lamp: While you press
PHOTO halfway, if the subject is too dark the
assist lamp may light up briefly in order to
enable the camcorder to focus more accurately
(AF-assist lamp). You can also set [AF AST
LAMP] to [
OFF] so the assist lamp does
not light up.
- The camcorder may not be able to focus even
if the AF-assist lamp is on.
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Other Functions
Self Timer
Audio Recording Level
POINTS TO CHECK
(
10)
: Set the camcorder in record
pause mode.
You can adjust the audio recording level
for the built-in or for an external
microphone. You can display the audio
level indicator while recording or playing
back the tape.
Manual Adjustment of the Audio Recording
Level
FUNC.
(
23)
POINTS TO CHECK
(
MENU
FUNC.
10)
Mode switch:
CAMERA SETUP
SELF TIMER
ON
FUNC.
appears.
:
Press START/STOP .
The camcorder starts recording after a
10-second countdown*. The countdown
appears on the screen.
:
Press PHOTO , first halfway to activate
the autofocus and then fully to record
the still image.
The camcorder will record the still image
after a 10-second countdown*. The
countdown appears on the screen.
* 2 seconds when using the wireless
controller.
1 If the joystick guide does not appear
on screen, press (
) to display it.
2 Push the joystick ( ) toward
[ MIC].
• If [ MIC] does not appear on the
joystick guide, repeatedly push the
joystick ( ) toward [NEXT] to display
the joystick guide in the illustration
above.
• The manual adjustment icon
will
appear to the left of the audio level
indicator and the manual adjustment
bar (green) will appear below it.
Manual audio level adjustment
Audio level indicator
NOTES
Once the countdown has begun, you can
cancel the self timer by turning off the
camcorder.
Audio level adjustment bar
Other Functions
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3 Adjust (
4
) the audio level as
necessary.
• Push the joystick ( ) toward
to
raise the audio recording level or push
it ( ) toward
to lower it.
• As a guideline, adjust the audio
recording level so that the audio level
meter will go to the right of the -12 dB
mark only occasionally.
• When the 0 dB mark turns red, the
sound may be distorted.
Press (
) to save the setting and
hide the joystick guide.
FUNC.
(
23)
MENU
FUNC.
DISPLAY SETUP/
AUDIO LEVEL
FUNC.
ON
TO USE THE MICROPHONE ATTENUATOR
If the audio level is too high and the
sound gets distorted, activate the
microphone attenuator by setting [MIC
ATT.] to [
ON] (
39).
NOTES
Displaying the Audio Level Indicator
Usually, the audio level indicator will be
displayed only after the manual
adjustment of the audio recording level.
With the procedure below, you can
display the audio level indicator also
when the audio level is adjusted
automatically or during playback.
POINTS TO CHECK
(
10)
When recording in very quiet
surroundings, the built-in microphone
may pick up the sound of the camcorder's
internal machinery. In such case, we
recommend using an external
microphone.
MICROPHONES COMPATIBLE WITH THE ADVANCED
ACCESSORY SHOE
You can attach to the advanced
accessory shoe on the camcorder an
optional DM-50 Directional and Stereo
Microphone or any commercially
available microphone compatible with the
advanced accessory shoe. For details,
refer to the instruction manual of the
microphone.
When a video accessory is attached to
the advanced accessory shoe,
will
appear on the screen.
Advanced Functions
The audio recording level can be adjusted
only while the green adjustment bar appears
under the audio level indicator. To avoid
changing the level by mistake, after you
manually adjust the audio recording level be
sure to press (
) to hide the joystick guide.
When the mode switch is set to
, the
camcorder will adjust the audio level
automatically.
We recommend using headphones (
30)
to check the sound level while adjusting the
audio recording level or when the microphone
attenuator is activated.
Using an External Microphone
62
Other Functions
OTHER MICROPHONES
You can also use commercially available
microphones not compatible with the
advanced accessory shoe, by connecting
the external microphone to the MIC
terminal. Use commercially available
condenser microphones with their own
power supply. You can connect almost
any stereo microphone with a ‡ 3.5 mm
plug but the audio recording level may
vary.
Digital Effects
POINTS TO CHECK
(
*
:[
*
BLK&WHT], [
10)
SEPIA]
only.
Mode switch:
Options
[

Default value

D.EFFECT OFF]
Select this setting when you do not intend
to use the digital effects.
[
FADE-T] (fade trigger), [
WIPE]
Select one of the faders to begin or end a
scene with a fade from or to a black
screen.
[
BLK&WHT]
Records images in black and white.
[
NOTES
Be careful when attaching a very long external
microphone; it may appear on the screen.
SEPIA]
Records images in sepia tones for an "old"
look.
[
ART]
Select this effect to add flavor to your
recordings.
NOTES
You can preview the digital effects on the
screen while making the selection.
When you apply a fader, not only the picture
but also the sound will fade in or out. When you
apply an effect, the sound will be recorded
normally.
The camcorder retains the setting last used
even if you turn off the digital effects or change
the recording program.
Other Functions
Setting
TO FADE IN
FUNC.
(
23)
Icon of the currently selected
Digital Effect
FUNC.
FUNC.
63
**
Desired digital effect.*
* You can preview the effect on the screen
before pressing FUNC. .
**The icon of the selected effect appears.
Applying
Depending on the operation
mode, these positions may be
empty or show a different icon.
on screen, press (
) to display it.
2 Push the joystick ( ) toward
D.EFFECTS .
If D.EFFECTS does not appear on the
joystick guide, repeatedly push the
joystick ( ) toward [NEXT] to display
the joystick guide in the illustration
above.
• The icon of the selected effect turns
green.
• Push the joystick ( ) toward
D.EFFECTS again to deactivate the
fader/effect.
TO FADE OUT
Push the joystick ( ) toward
D.EFFECTS ...
: ...while recording, then press
START/STOP to fade out and pause the
recording.
: ...during playback, then press
/
to fade out and pause the playback.
TO ACTIVATE AN EFFECT
Push the joystick ( ) toward
D.EFFECTS ...
: ...while recording or in record
pause mode.
: ...during playback.
: ...and then press PHOTO , first
halfway to activate the autofocus and
then fully to record the still image.
Advanced Functions
1 If the joystick guide does not appear
Push the joystick ( ) toward
D.EFFECTS ...
: ...in record pause mode, then
press START/STOP to start recording with
a fade in.
: ...in playback pause mode,
then press / to fade in and start the
playback.
Still Image Options
64
While reviewing the image immediately
after recording:
1 Push the joystick ( ) toward .
2 Select (
) [ERASE] and press
(
).
Editing Functions
Still Image Options
Still Image Options
Erasing Still Images
Erasing All Images
IMPORTANT
Protected images will not be deleted even
if you erase all images.
Be careful when erasing images. Erased
images cannot be recovered.
NOTES
(
10)
(
10)
Protected images cannot be erased.
FUNC.
Erasing a Single Image
(
(
23)
10)
MENU
FUNC.
CARD OPERATIONS
ERASE ALL IMAGES
1 If the joystick guide does not appear
2
3
FUNC.
on screen, press (
) to display it.
Push the joystick ( ) toward
.
Select (
) [ERASE] and press
(
).
YES
Protecting Still Images
Erasing a Single Image Just After
Recording
You can protect still images from
accidental erasure.
You can erase the last recorded still
image while reviewing it within the time
set for the [REVIEW] option (or
immediately after recording it, if
[REVIEW] is set to [
OFF]).
(
10)
IMPORTANT
Initializing the memory card (
65) will
permanently erase all recorded still images,
even the protected ones.
FUNC.
(
23)
Still Image Options
FUNC.
Initialize all memory cards before using them
with this camcorder.
PROTECT
Press (
65
)
[
PROTECT]: The image selection
screen appears.
(
10)
FUNC.
(
23)
FROM THE IMAGE SELECTION SCREEN
1 Select (
2
3
) the still image you
want to protect.
Press (
) to protect the still
image.
appears on the bottom bar and the
image cannot be erased. Press (
)
again to cancel the image protection.
Repeat steps 1-2 to protect
additional images or press FUNC.
twice to close the menu.
FUNC.
MENU
CARD OPERATIONS
INITIALIZE
INITIALIZE
or
COMPL.INIT.
FUNC.
Initializing the Memory Card
IMPORTANT
Initializing the memory card will erase all still
images, even the protected ones. The original
still images cannot be recovered.
When you feel the time it takes to record on or
read from the memory card has become too
long, we recommend you select the complete
initialization.
The complete initialization may take a few
minutes, depending on the capacity of the
memory card.
YES*
Press (
) to cancel the complete
initialization while it is in progress. All the
image files will be erased and the memory
card can be used without any problem.
Editing Functions
Initialize new memory cards when you use
them for the first time. You may also
choose to initialize a memory card to
erase all the files in contains. The regular
initialization option [INITIALIZE] will clear
the file allocation table but will not
physically erase the stored data. If you
need to completely erase all the data,
select instead the complete initialization
option [COMPL.INIT.].
*
Connecting to a TV or VCR
66
External Connections
Connecting to a TV or VCR
Connecting to a TV or VCR
Connection Diagrams
Turn off all the devices when making the connections and refer also to the instruction
manual of the connected device.
AV/
Terminal
COMPONENT OUT Terminal
The component video terminal is for video only.
When you use connection type 1 do not forget
the audio connections using the AV/ terminal.
HDV/DV Terminal
Check the type and orientation of the terminal and
make sure you connect the DV cable properly.
HDMI OUT Terminal
The HDMI OUT terminal offers a high-quality
digital connection that combines audio and video
in a single convenient cable.
Use only HDMI cables marked with the
logo.
Open the terminal
cover to access.
Connecting to a TV or VCR
67
High Definition TV Sets (HDTV)
Terminal on the Camcorder
Connecting Cable
1 Output connection (Signal Flow
Terminal on the Connected
Device
) to an HDTV with component video input terminals.
Red
Blue
CTC-100/S Component Cable
(Supplied)
Pr/Cr
Pb/Cb
Y
Green
White
AUDIO
L
STV-250N Stereo Video Cable (Supplied)
Red
2 Output connection (Signal Flow
Input connection (Signal Flow
(IEEE1394) output.
R
) to an HDTV with a DV (IEEE1394) terminal.
) from a TV or other digital video source with a DV
DV Cable
(Commercially available)
4-pin
6-pin*
* Be careful to correctly insert the 6-pin plug into the DV terminal. Inserting it in the wrong direction
can result in damage to the camcorder.
3 Output connection (Signal Flow
) to an HDTV with an HDMI terminal.
External Connections
HDMI cable (Commercially available)
68
Connecting to a TV or VCR
Standard Definition TV Sets
Terminal on the
Camcorder
Connecting Cable
2 Output connection (Signal Flow
Input connection (Signal Flow
(IEEE1394) output.
Terminal on the
Connected Device
) to a TV with a DV (IEEE1394) terminal.
) from a TV or other digital video source with a DV
DV Cable
(Commercially available)
4-pin
6-pin*
* Be careful to correctly insert the 6-pin plug into the DV terminal. Inserting it in the wrong direction
can result in damage to the camcorder.
4 Output connection (Signal Flow
Input connection (Signal Flow
AV terminals.
) to a TV or VCR with AV Terminals.
) from a TV, VCR or other analog video source with
Yellow
VIDEO
AUDIO
White
STV-250N Stereo Video Cable
(Supplied)
Red
L
R
Connecting to a TV or VCR
NOTES
Playback on a TV Screen
The quality of the playback picture will
vary depending on the connected TV and
the type of connection used.
POINTS TO CHECK
(
10)
Change the following settings as
necessary before making the
connections. Refer to the corresponding
explanation of each setting in the
PLAY/OUT SETUP menu option list
( 40).
- [PLAYBACK STD] to select the output video
standard.
- [TV TYPE] to match the output video to the
aspect ratio of the connected TV.
- [COMP.OUT] to select the video
specifications when using connection type 1 .
- [DV OUTPUT] to select the standard of the
output video when using connection type 2 .
Connecting
Connect the camcorder to the TV
following one of the connection diagrams
shown in the previous section Connection
Diagrams (
66).
Playback
connected TV or VCR.
On the TV: Select as the video input
the same terminal to which you
connected the camcorder. On the
VCR: Set the input selector to the
external video input (usually labeled
LINE IN).
Start the playback of the movies
( 29) or still images ( 33).
Turn off all the devices before starting the
connections.
Sound from the built-in speaker will be muted
while the STV-250N Stereo Video Cable is
connected to the camcorder.
We recommend powering the camcorder
using the compact power adapter.
If you connect to a TV using the HDMI
connection –connection type 3 – or the video
component connection –connection type 1 –
you can enjoy the full resolution of
high-definition TV.
About the HDMI terminal
The HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia
Interface) connection –connection type 3 – is a
convenient all-digital connection using a single
cable for both video and audio. When you
connect the camcorder to an HDTV equipped
with an HDMI terminal, you can enjoy video and
audio playback at the highest quality.
- The HDMI terminal on the camcorder is for
output only. Do not connect it to an HDMI output
terminal on an external device, as this may
damage the camcorder.
- The HDMI connection will recognize
automatically the highest resolution supported
by the connected HDTV, and output the optimal
video signal to ensure the best viewing
experience. You can confirm the current
specification of the video output in the [HDMI
OUT] information display at the bottom of the
PLAY/OUT SETUP2 menu screen in
mode (
PLAY/OUT SETUP
menu in other modes).
- Correct operation cannot be guaranteed when
connecting the camcorder to DVI monitors.
- Some HDTVs have their HDCP digital content
protection configured so as not to allow the
playback of personal content (video recorded
for personal uses). If you cannot play back the
video recorded with this camcorder on your
HDTV using the HDMI connection, try
connecting the camcorder using the video
component connection –connection type 1 –
instead.
- There will be no video output from the AV/
terminal or the COMPONENT OUT terminal
while the camcorder is connected to an external
device using the HDMI cable. In such case, only
audio will be output from the AV/ terminal.
External Connections
1 Turn on the camcorder and the
2
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70
Connecting to a TV or VCR
- There will be no video or audio output from
the HDMI OUT terminal while there is a video
input connection to the HDV/DV terminal or the
AV/ terminal.
- To output audio dubbed later on a tape
through the HDMI OUT terminal, set [AUDIO
OUT] to [
MIX/VAR.] (
41).
- Audio output from the HDMI OUT terminal will
include both channels (Left/Right on a stereo
recording, Main/Sub on a bilingual recording),
regardless of the [OUTPUT CH] setting.
Recording to a VCR or Digital Video
Recorder
You can copy your recordings by
connecting the camcorder to a VCR or a
digital video device. When recording to a
digital video recorder using the HDV/DV
terminal, you can copy recordings with
virtually no generation loss in video and
sound quality.
Connect the camcorder to the external
device following one of the connection
diagrams shown in the previous section
Connection Diagrams (
66).
POINTS TO CHECK
(
10)
Change the following settings as
necessary before making the
connections. Refer to the corresponding
explanation of each setting in the
PLAY/OUT SETUP menu option list
( 40).
- [PLAYBACK STD] to select the output video
standard.
- [DV OUTPUT] to select the standard of the
output video when using connection type 2 .
Note that the video standard of the recorded
copy depends also on the standards supported
by the external digital device. Refer to the table
below.
- Set [AV/PHONES] to [
AV] when using
connection type 4 .
Connecting
Connect the camcorder to a VCR or other
analog device using connection type 4 ,
or to a DVD recorder or other digital
recording device using connection type
2 , as shown in the previous section
Connection Diagrams ( 66).
Settings for Recording Video Output using the HDV/DV Terminal
Video Output
Signal
Standard of
the Recording
on the Tape
Standard Supported
by the External
Digital Device*
High
Definition
HDV
HDV
[
[
AUTO] or
HDV]
[
HDV
DV
[
[
AUTO] or
HDV]
[
DV LOCKED]
DV
DV
[
[
AUTO] or
DV]
[
[
HDV/DV] or
DV LOCKED]
Standard
Definition
[PLAYBACK STD]
Setting
[DV OUTPUT]
Setting
HDV/DV]
* To output video in high definition verify that the DV terminal on the external digital device is
compatible with the MPEG2-TS protocol; to output video in standard definition, verify that it is
compatible with the DV standard.
Connecting to a TV or VCR
Recording
1 This camcorder: Load the recorded
cassette.
2 Connected device: Load a blank
3
4
5
6
cassette or disc and set the device
to record pause mode.
This camcorder: Locate the scene
you wish to copy and pause the
playback shortly before the scene.
When the connection is recognized
"
HDV/DV" will be displayed. When
the video output starts, the display will
change to "
HDV-OUT" or
"
DV-OUT" depending on the video
output signal.
This camcorder: Resume the movie
playback.
When using an analog connection you
can include in the copy the date, time
and data code of the original
recording, as well. Repeatedly press
DISP. to change the on-screen display
( 57).
Connected device: Begin recording
when the scene you wish to copy
appears. Stop recording when
copying is complete.
This camcorder: Stop playback.
NOTES
- Proper operation cannot be guaranteed for all
digital devices equipped with a DV terminal. If
the operation does not work, use the AV/
terminal.
You cannot record to an external device using
the HDMI connection –connection type 3 –.
Analog Line-In Recording
You can input video from an analog video
source (VCR, TV, etc.) and record the
input video on the tape in the camcorder
in DV standard. Analog video cannot be
converted to HDV standard.
(
10)
Connecting
Connect the camcorder to the video input
source using an analog connection –
connection type 4 ( 66)– shown in the
previous section Connection Diagrams.
Recording
Load a blank tape in the camcorder and
load the recorded (source) tape or disc in
the connected device.
FUNC.
(
23)
1 Press FUNC. .
2 Select ( ) [
3
4
REC PAUSE] and
press (
).
Select (
) [EXECUTE] and press
(
).
Connected device: Start the
playback.
In record pause mode and while
recording you can check the picture on
the camcorder’s screen.
External Connections
We recommend powering the camcorder
using the compact power adapter.
When recording to a VCR using an analog
connection –connection type 4 (
66)–, the
quality of the edited tape will be lower than that
of the original.
When recording to a digital video recorder
using the HDV/DV terminal –connection type 2
(
66)–:
- If the picture does not appear, disconnect the
DV cable and restore the connection after a
short while or turn the camcorder off and then
on again.
71
72
Connecting to a TV or VCR
Set [PLAYBACK STD] to [
AUTO]
( 40) before making the connections.
Connecting
5 When the scene you wish to record
6
7
8
appears, press / .
Recording starts.
While recording, press / to
pause the recording.
In record pause, press / again to
resume recording.
Press
to stop recording.
Connected device: Stop the
playback.
Connect the camcorder to the video input
source using the digital connection
–connection type 2 ( 66)– shown in
the previous section Connection
Diagrams.
Dubbing
1 Load a blank tape in the camcorder
and load the recorded (source) tape
in the connected device.
• If "AV DV" appears on the screen,
set [AV DV] to [
OFF] ( 39) .
• When the connection is recognized
"
HDV/DV" will be displayed. When
the video input starts, the display will
change to "
HDV-IN" or "
DV-IN"
depending on the video input signal.
IMPORTANT
Depending on the analog signal sent from the
connected device the input image may be
distorted or not be displayed at all (for example,
video input that includes anomalous signals
such as ghost signals).
Analog video input that includes copyright
protection signals cannot be recorded with this
camcorder.
NOTES
FUNC.
(
2 Press FUNC. .
3 Select ( ) [
4
We recommend powering the camcorder using
the compact power adapter.
Digital Video Dubbing
23)
5
REC PAUSE] and
press (
).
Select (
) [EXECUTE] and press
(
).
Connected device: Start the
playback.
In record pause mode and while
recording you can check the picture on
the camcorder’s screen.
You can input video from other digital
video devices and record the input video
on the tape in the camcorder. Video input
will be recorded on the tape in the same
standard of the original (HDV or DV).
POINTS TO CHECK
6 When the scene you wish to record
(
10)
appears, press
/
.
Connecting to a TV or VCR
Recording starts.
73
7 While recording, press
Analog/Digital Conversion
8
9
Using the camcorder you can convert
analog video signals (for example from a
VCR) to digital signals (DV standard only)
and output them to a digital recording
device.
/
to
pause the recording.
In record pause, press / again to
resume recording.
Press
to stop recording.
Connected device: Stop the
playback.
(
IMPORTANT
Blank sections may be recorded as
anomalous picture.
If the picture does not appear, disconnect the
DV cable and restore the connection after a
short while or turn the camcorder off and then
on again.
Do not connect any devices to the
camcorder’s USB terminal while an external
device is connected to the HDV/DV terminal.
You can only record video signals in HDV
standard (1080i specifications) or in DV
standard. Note that signals from identically
shaped DV (IEEE1394) terminals may be in
different video standards.
10)
Connecting
Connect the camcorder to the video input
source using an analog connection
66)– shown in the
–connection type 4 (
previous section Connection Diagrams.
Connect the camcorder to the recording
device using the digital connection
–connection type 2 (
66)– shown in the
same section. Verify that the DV terminal on
the external digital device is compatible with
the DV standard.
Converting the Video
NOTES
FUNC.
We recommend powering the camcorder using
the compact power adapter.
(
Copyright Signal
1 Set [AV DV] to [
ON] (
39).
2 Start the playback on the video
source and the recording on the
recording device.
Refer to the instruction manuals of the
connected devices.
IMPORTANT
Depending on the signal sent from the
connected device, the conversion from analog
to digital signals might not work properly (e.g.,
signals that include copyright protective signals
or anomalous signals such as ghost signals).
Usually, leave [AV DV] set to the default
setting [
OFF]. While it is set to [
ON],
you cannot connect video input signals to the
camcorder using the HDV/DV terminal.
External Connections
Certain software tapes are copyright
protected. If you attempt to play back such
tapes, “COPYRIGHT PROTECTED
PLAYBACK IS RESTRICTED” appears and
you will not be able to view the contents of
the tape. If you attempt to record from such
tapes via the HDV/DV terminal,
“COPYRIGHT PROTECTED DUBBING
RESTRICTED” appears and you will not be
able to record the contents of the tape.
23)
74
Connecting to a TV or VCR
NOTES
We recommend powering the camcorder
using the compact power adapter.
You can also use the analog/digital
conversion to transfer analog video recordings
to a computer as digital video. The required
equipment and operation is the same as
described in Transferring Video Recordings
(
76) except in this case you need to set
[AV DV] to [
ON] before connecting the
camcorder to the computer. Note that the
analog/digital conversion may not work
correctly depending on the software and the
specifications/settings of the computer.
Connecting to a Computer
75
Connecting to a Computer
Connecting to a Computer
PC Connection Diagrams
USB Terminal
Open the LCD panel cover to access.
HDV/DV Terminal
Check the type and orientation of the terminal and
make sure you connect the DV cable properly.
Terminal on the Camcorder
1 Output connection (Signal Flow
Connecting Cable
Terminal on the Connected
Device
) to a PC or PictBridge compatible printer with an
USB port.
USB Cable (Supplied)
2 Output connection (Signal Flow
) to a computer with a DV (IEEE1394) terminal or a
DV capture board.
4-pin
6-pin*
* Be careful to correctly insert the 6-pin plug into the DV terminal. Inserting it in the wrong direction
can result in damage to the camcorder.
External Connections
DV Cable
(Commercially available)
76
Connecting to a Computer
Connecting
Transferring Video Recordings
You can transfer recordings to a computer
using the HDV/DV terminal.
(
10)
1 Start the computer.
2 Set the camcorder to
mode.
3 Connect the camcorder to the
Equipment and System Requirements
A computer equipped with an
IEEE1394 (DV) terminal or an IEEE1394
(DV) capture board
A DV cable (commercially available)
Video editing software
The appropriate driver
The standard of the video transferred
depends on the standard of the original
recording and the compatibility of the
video editing software.
When transferring a video originally
recorded in HDV standard, if the editing
software supports high-definition video,
video output will be in HD standard. If the
editing software does not support
high-definition video, even if the original
recording was made in HDV standard,
video output will be in SD standard.
POINTS TO CHECK
Change the following settings as necessary
before making the connections. Refer to the
corresponding explanation of each setting in the
PLAY/OUT SETUP menu option list
(
40).
- [PLAYBACK STD] and [DV OUTPUT] to
select the standard of the output video. Note
that the video standard of the transferred video
depends also on the standards supported by
the computer.
- [AV DV] to select whether to transfer
recordings from the tape in the camcorder (set
to [
OFF]) or video converted from an
external analog source (set to [
ON]).
4
computer using the digital
connection –connection type 2
(
75)– shown in the previous
section PC Connection Diagrams.
When the connection is recognized
“
HDV/DV” will be displayed.
Start the video editing software.
Refer to the instruction manual of the
editing software.
IMPORTANT
The video transfer may not work correctly
depending on the software and the
specifications/settings of your computer.
If the computer freezes while the camcorder
is connected to it, disconnect the DV cable and
turn off the camcorder and the computer. After a
short while, turn them on again, set the
camcorder to
mode and restore the
connection.
Before connecting the camcorder to the
computer using a DV cable, make sure that the
camcorder and computer are not connected
with a USB cable, and that no other IEEE1394
device is connected to the computer.
Depending on the video editing software, you
may need to set the
switch of the
camcorder to a mode other than PLAY. Refer to
the instruction manual of the editing software.
NOTES
We recommend powering the camcorder
using the compact power adapter.
Refer also to the instruction manual of the
computer.
The programs ZoomBrowser EX and Image
Browser included with the supplied CD-ROM
can only be used to transfer still images
recorded on the memory card. Video recordings
on the tape cannot be transferred to the
computer using the software included with the
supplied CD-ROM.
Connecting to a Computer
77
IMPORTANT
Transferring Still Images – Direct
Transfer
With the supplied USB cable and the
Digital Video Software, you can transfer
still images to a computer simply by
pressing
(print/share).
(
10)
Preparations
NOTES
We recommend powering the camcorder
using the compact power adapter.
Refer also to the computer’s instruction
manual.
Users of Windows XP and Mac OS X:
Your camcorder is equipped with the standard
Picture Transfer Protocol (PTP) allowing you to
download still images (JPEG only) simply by
connecting the camcorder to a computer using
the USB cable without installing the software
from the supplied software CD-ROM.
Transferring Images
[
ALL IMAGES]
Transfers all images to the computer.
[
NEW IMAGES]
Transfers only those images that have not
yet been transferred to the computer.
[
TRANSFER ORDERS]
Transfers images with transfer orders
(
78) to the computer.
[
SELECT & TRANSFER]
Allows you to select the still image you
want to transfer to the computer.
External Connections
The first time you connect the camcorder
to the computer, you need to install the
software and set the auto-launch setting.
From the second time on, you will only
need to connect the camcorder to the
computer to transfer images.
1 Install the supplied Digital Video
Software.
Refer to the installation guide
(separate leaflet included with the
CD-ROM).
2 Set the camcorder to
mode.
3 Connect the camcorder to the
computer using the USB connection
–connection type 1 (
75)– shown
in the previous section PC
Connection Diagrams.
See Connecting the Camcorder to a
Computer in the Digital Video
Software instruction manual
(electronic version on PDF file).
4 Set the auto-launch setting.
• See Starting CameraWindow
(Windows) or Auto-downloading
(Macintosh) in the Digital Video
Software instruction manual (electronic
version on PDF file).
• The direct transfer menu appears on
the camcorder screen and the
button lights up.
When the CARD access indicator is on or
flashing do not perform the following actions.
Doing so may result in permanent data loss.
- Do not open the memory card slot cover and
do not remove the memory card.
- Do not disconnect the USB cable.
- Do not turn off the camcorder or the computer.
- Do not change the position of the
/
switch or the operating mode.
Operation may not work correctly depending
on the software and the specifications/settings
of your computer.
The image files on your memory card are
valuable, original data files. If you wish to use
the image files on your computer, make copies
of them first, and use the copied file, retaining
the original.
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[
Connecting to a Computer
• [ SELECT & TRANSFER]: The
selected image is transferred and
displayed on the computer. To
continue transferring, select (
)
another image.
• [ WALLPAPER]: The selected
image is transferred to the computer
and displayed as the desktop’s
background.
• The
button will flash while the
images are being transferred.
• Press FUNC. to return to the transfer
menu.
WALLPAPER]
Allows you to select the still image you
want to transfer and set it as your
computer’s desktop background.
NOTES
AUTOMATIC TRANSFER OPTIONS
When you select [ ALL IMAGES],
[ NEW IMAGES] or [ TRANSFER
ORDERS], all the relevant still images will
be transferred to the computer in one
batch and their thumbnails will be
displayed on the computer.
Select (
) a transfer option and
press
.
• The images are transferred and
displayed on the computer.
• The camcorder returns to the transfer
menu once the transfer is complete.
• To cancel the transfer, select (
)
[CANCEL] and press (
) or press
FUNC. .
MANUAL TRANSFER OPTIONS
When you select [ SELECT &
TRANSFER] or [ WALLPAPER] you can
select the images you want to transfer
one by one.
1 Select ( ) a transfer option and
press
.
2 Select (
) the image you want to
transfer and press
.
You can press (
) to transfer the images,
instead of
. With the automatic transfer
options, a confirmation message appears.
Select [OK] and press (
).
When the camcorder is connected to the
computer and the image selection screen is
displayed, press FUNC. to return to the
transfer menu.
Transfer Orders
You can mark the still images you want to
transfer to the computer as transfer
orders. You can set transfer orders for up
to 998 still images.
Selecting Still Images to Transfer
(Transfer Order)
Set the transfer orders in advance, before
connecting the camcorder to the
computer using the USB cable.
(
FUNC.
(
23)
10)
Connecting to a Printer
79
Connecting to a Printer
FUNC.
Connecting to a Printer
TRANSFER ORDER
Press (
)
Printing Still Images – Direct Print
: The image selection screen
appears.
FROM THE IMAGE SELECTION SCREEN
1 Select (
2
3
) the still image you
want to mark with a transfer order.
Press (
) to set the transfer order.
A checkmark
appears in the box
next to the transfer order symbol
.
Press (
) again to cancel the
transfer order.
Repeat steps 1-2 to mark additional
images with transfer orders or
press FUNC. twice to close the
menu.
The camcorder can be connected to any
PictBridge compatible printer. You can mark
the still images you want to print and set the
desired number of copies as a print order
(
82).
Canon printers: SELPHY printers of the CP,
DS and ES series and PIXMA printers
marked with the PictBridge logo.
Connecting the Camcorder to the Printer
(
10)
1 Insert the memory card containing
Erasing All Transfer Orders
the still images you want to print.
(
FUNC.
(
23)
MENU
FUNC.
10)
2 Turn on the printer.
3 Connect the camcorder to the
printer using the USB connection
–connection type 1 (
75)– shown
in the previous section PC
Connection Diagrams.
•
appears and changes to .
• The
(print/share) button lights
up and the current print settings will be
displayed for approx. 6 seconds.
IMPORTANT
TRANS.ORD.ALL ERASE
FUNC.
YES
If
continues to flash (for more than 1
minute) or if
does not appear, the camcorder
is not correctly connected to the printer. In such
case, disconnect the USB cable and turn off the
camcorder and the printer. After a short while,
turn them on again, set the camcorder to
mode and restore the connection.
NOTES
will appear for images that cannot be
printed.
External Connections
CARD OPERATIONS
80
Connecting to a Printer
We recommend powering the camcorder
using the compact power adapter.
Refer also to the printer’s instruction manual.
Printing with the
Button
(Print/Share)
You can print a still image without
changing the settings simply by pressing
.
1 Select (
2
) the still image you
wish to print.
Press
.
• Printing starts. The
button
flashes and stays on when the printing
is completed.
• To continue printing, select (
)
another still image.
Options
[PAPER]
[ PAPER SIZE]
Available paper sizes vary depending on
the printer model.
[ PAPER TYPE]
Select [PHOTO], [FAST PHOTO] or
[DEFAULT].
[ PAGE LAYOUT]
Select [DEFAULT] or one of the following
available page layouts.
[BORDERED]: Prints the whole image
area almost exactly as the recorded still
image.
[BORDERLESS]: Enlarges the center
portion of the still image to fit the width/
height ratio of the selected paper size. The
top, bottom and sides of the still image
may be slightly trimmed out.
[2-UP], [4-UP], [8-UP], [9-UP], [16-UP]:
Prints multiple small copies of the same
still image on one sheet of paper.
[
] (Date print)
Select [ON], [OFF] or [DEFAULT].
Selecting the Print Settings
[
You can select the number of copies and
other settings for printing. The setting
options vary depending on your printer
model.
The print effect can be used with printers
compatible with the Image Optimize
function to achieve higher quality prints.
Select [ON], [OFF] or [DEFAULT].
Canon PIXMA/SELPHY DS printers: You can
also select [VIVID], [NR] and [VIVID+NR].
Trimming settings (
82)
Paper settings
Current paper settings (paper size,
paper type and page layout)
[
] (Print Effect)
] (Number of Copies)
Select 1-99 copies.
NOTES
Print setting options and [DEFAULT] settings
vary depending on the printer model. For
details, refer to the printer’s instruction manual.
Number of copies
Print effect
Date printing
Connecting to a Printer
Printing after Changing the Print Settings
81
TO CANCEL THE PRINTING
Press (
) while printing. A confirmation
dialog appears. Select [OK] and press (
).
With Canon’s PictBridge compatible printers,
the printing will stop immediately (even if not
completed) and the paper will be fed through.
PRINTING ERRORS
1 If the joystick guide does not appear
2
3
4
5
If an error occurs during the printing process, an
error message appears (
89).
- Canon’s PictBridge compatible printers:
Resolve the error. When printing does not
resume automatically, select [CONTINUE] and
press (
). If [CONTINUE] cannot be
selected, select [STOP], press (
) and retry
printing. Refer also to the printer’s instruction
manual for details.
- If the error still persists and printing does not
restart, disconnect the USB cable and turn off
the camcorder and the printer. After a short
while, turn them on again, set the camcorder to
mode and restore the connection.
on screen, press (
) to display it.
Push the joystick ( ) toward .
• The print setting menu appears.
• Depending on the printer, the
message “BUSY.” may appear before
the camcorder displays the print
setting menu.
In the print settings menu, select
(
,
) the setting you want to
change and press (
).
Select (
) the desired setting
option and press (
).
Select (
,
) [PRINT] and press
(
).
• Printing starts. The print setting menu
disappears when the printing is
completed.
• To continue printing, select another
still image.
WHEN YOU HAVE FINISHED PRINTING
Disconnect the cable from the camcorder and
printer and turn off the camcorder.
IMPORTANT
The following still images may not be
correctly printed with a PictBridge compatible
printer.
- Images created or changed on a computer
and transferred to the memory card.
Printing Multiple Images on the Same Sheet
[ PAPER SIZE]
Canon Printer Series
[CREDITCARD]
[9 x 13 cm]
[10 x 14.8 cm]
[A4]
PIXMA
SELPHY DS
–
–
2-, 4-, 9- or
[16-UP]1
[4-UP]
SELPHY CP
2-, 4- or [8-UP]2
2- or [4-UP]
2- or [4-UP]
–
SELPHY ES
[8-UP]3
2- or [4-UP]
2- or [4-UP]
–
1
2
2-, 4- or
You can also use the special photo sticker sheets.
When you use the wide-sized photo paper with the [DEFAULT] setting, you can also use [2-UP]
or [4-UP].
3 With the [8-UP] setting, you can also use the special photo sticker sheets.
External Connections
When using Canon printers, you can print the same still image multiple times on the
same sheet of paper. Use the following table as a guideline for the recommended
[ PAGE LAYOUT] settings depending on the [ PAPER SIZE] setting.
82
Connecting to a Printer
- Images recorded with the camcorder but
edited on a computer.
- Images whose file names were changed.
- Images not recorded with this camcorder.
Observe the following precautions during
printing:
- Do not turn off the camcorder or the printer.
- Do not change the position of the
/
switch.
- Do not disconnect the USB cable.
- Do not remove the memory card.
If the message “BUSY.” does not disappear,
disconnect the USB cable and restore the
connection after a short while.
Trimming Settings
Set the paper size and page layout before
changing the trimming settings.
1 In the print setting menu ( 80),
select (
,
) [TRIMMING] and
press (
).
The trimming frame appears.
3 Move (
4
,
) the trimming
frame.
After setting the trimming frame,
press FUNC. to return to the print
menu.
NOTES
About the color of the trimming frame:
- White: No trimming settings.
- Green: Recommended trimming size. The
size of the trimming frame may differ depending
on the image size, paper size or borders
settings.
The trimming setting applies only to one
image.
The trimming setting is canceled in the
following cases:
- When you turn off the camcorder.
- When you disconnect the USB cable.
- When you expand the trimming frame beyond
its maximum size.
- When you change any of the [PAPER]
settings.
You may not be able to set the trimming
settings for a still image not recorded with this
camcorder.
Print Orders
2 Change the size of the trimming
frame.
• Move the zoom lever toward T to
shrink the frame, and toward W to
enlarge it. Press (
) to change the
orientation of the frame (portrait/
landscape).
• To cancel the trimming settings,
move the zoom lever toward W until
the trimming frame disappears.
You can mark the still images you want to
print and set the desired number of
copies as a print order. These print orders
are compatible with the Digital Print Order
Format (DPOF) standards and can be
used for printing on DPOF compatible
printers (
79). You can set print orders
for up to 998 still images.
Selecting Still Images for Printing
(Print Order)
Do not connect the USB cable to the
camcorder while setting the print orders.
(
10)
Connecting to a Printer
83
3 Select (
FUNC.
(
23)
FUNC.
PRINT ORDER
Press (
)
4
: The image selection screen
appears.
FROM THE IMAGE SELECTION SCREEN
1 Select (
2
3
4
) the still image you
want to mark with a print order.
Press (
) to set the print order.
The number of copies appears in
orange in the box next to the print
order symbol .
Set (
) the number of copies
desired and press (
).
To cancel the print order, set (
) the
number of copies to 0.
Repeat steps 1-3 to mark additional
images with print orders or press
FUNC. twice to close the menu.
Printing the Still Images Marked with Print
Orders
)[
PRINT] and press
(
).
• The print setting menu appears.
• The error message “SET
PRINT
ORDER” appears if you connect a
printer with direct print function and
select [
PRINT] without having set
any print orders beforehand.
Make sure that [PRINT] is selected
and press (
).
Printing starts. The print setting menu
disappears when the printing is
completed.
NOTES
Depending on the connected printer, you can
change some print settings before step 4
(
80).
Cancel Printing/Printing Errors (
81)
Restarting Printing: Open the print settings
menu as explained in steps 2-3 above. In the
print settings menu, select [RESUME] and
press (
). The remaining images will be
printed.
Printing cannot be restarted when the print
order settings have been changed or if you
deleted a still image with print order settings.
Erasing All Print Orders
(
PRINT
(
1 Connect the camcorder to the
2
(
23)
23)
printer using the USB connection –
connection type 1 (
75)– shown
in the previous section PC
Connection Diagrams.
Press FUNC. , select (
) the
icon and press (
) to open the
setup menus.
MENU
FUNC.
CARD OPERATIONS
PRINT ORD.ALL ERASE
FUNC.
YES
External Connections
FUNC.
FUNC.
10)
Trouble?
84
Additional Information
Trouble?
Troubleshooting
If you have a problem with your camcorder, refer to this checklist. Consult your dealer
or a Canon Service Center if the problem persists.
Power Source
Problem
Solution
• Camcorder will not turn on.
• The camcorder switches off
by itself.
• The cassette compartment
cover will not open.
• The LCD/viewfinder switches
on and off.
Battery pack is exhausted. Replace or charge the battery pack.
The charge indicator flashes
rapidly (about twice per
second).
Charging has stopped because the compact power adapter or
the battery pack is faulty.
–
• Battery pack will not charge.
• The charge indicator flashes
very slowly (about once every
2 seconds).
Charge the battery pack in temperatures between 0 °C and
40 °C (32 °F and 104 °F).
–
Battery packs become hot with use and may not charge. When
the battery pack is outside the charging temperature range, the
CHARGE (charge) indicator will flash irregularly. The charging
will start once the battery pack temperature is below 40 °C
(104 °F).
–
The battery pack is damaged. Use a different battery pack.
–
18
Attach the battery pack correctly.
Recording/Playback
Problem
Buttons will not work.
Abnormal characters appear on
the screen. The camcorder
does not operate properly.
Solution
Turn on the camcorder.
–
Load a cassette.
20
Disconnect the power source and reconnect it after a short time.
If the problem still persists, disconnect the power source and
press the RESET button with a pointed item. Pressing the
RESET button resets all settings.
–
“
” flashes on the screen.
Load a cassette.
20
“
” flashes on the screen.
Battery pack is exhausted. Replace or charge the battery pack.
18
“
” flashes on the screen.
Condensation is detected. See reference page.
94
The lens cover is not
completely open.
Turn the camcorder off and then on again.
–
“ ” flashes red on the screen.
The camcorder malfunctions. Consult a Canon Service Center.
–
“REMOVE THE CASSETTE”
appears on the screen.
Remove the cassette and reinsert it.
20
The wireless controller will not
work.
Set [WL.REMOTE] to [ON].
44
The battery of the wireless controller is exhausted. Replace the
battery.
21
Trouble?
Problem
85
Solution
Video noise appears on screen. When using the camcorder in a room where a plasma TV is
located, keep a distance between the camcorder and the
plasma TV.
–
Video noise appears on the TV
screen.
When using the camcorder in a room where a TV is located,
keep a distance between the compact power adapter and the
power or antenna cables of the TV.
–
The tape stops during record
pause or playback pause.
To protect the tape and video heads, the camcorder will enter
the stop mode ( ) if left in playback pause (
) or record
pause (
) mode for 4 minutes 30 seconds. To resume the
playback press START/STOP (when recording) or / (during
playback).
–
Horizontal bands appear on the
screen.
This is a phenomenon typical of CMOS image sensors when
recording under some types of fluorescent, mercury or sodium
lamps. To reduce the symptoms set the mode switch to
.
–
When a subject flits across in
front of the lens, the image
appears slightly bent.
This is a phenomenon typical of CMOS image sensors. When a
subject crosses very quickly in front of the camcorder, the image
may seem slightly warped.
–
Recording
Problem
Solution
Set the camcorder to
.
26
“SET THE TIME ZONE, DATE
AND TIME” appears on the
screen.
Set the time zone, date and time.
24
Recharge the built-in lithium battery and set the time zone, date
and time.
93
Pressing the START/STOP
button will not start recording.
Set the camcorder to
Camcorder will not focus.
Sound is distorted.
Viewfinder picture is blurred.
.
26
Load a cassette.
20
Tape reached the end (“
END” appears on the screen).
Rewind the tape or replace the cassette.
20
Cassette is protected (“
” flashes on the screen). Change the
position of the protect switch.
92
Autofocus does not work on that subject. Focus manually.
49
If you are using the viewfinder, adjust it with the dioptric
adjustment lever.
21
Lens is dirty. Clean the lens with a soft lens-cleaning cloth.
Never use tissue paper to clean the lens.
94
If you are using the optional Wide-converter or Tele-converter,
set [AF MODE] to [NORMAL AF].
37
When recording near loud sounds (such as fireworks or
concerts), sound may become distorted.
–
You may be able to record the audio correctly by manually
adjusting the audio recording level or by setting [MIC ATT.] to
[ON].
61
Adjust the viewfinder with the dioptric adjustment lever.
21
Additional Information
Image will not appear on the
screen.
86
Trouble?
Playback
Problem
Solution
During playback there is video
noise.
Video heads are dirty. Clean the video heads.
Pressing the playback button
does not start playback.
Load a cassette.
Set the camcorder to
Tape reached the end (“
Rewind the tape.
94
20
.
END” appears on the screen).
29
20
No sound from the built-in
speaker.
Open the LCD panel.
–
Speaker volume is turned off. Adjust the volume with the joystick
and joystick guide in
mode.
30
When playing back a tape
recorded in HDV standard the
playback is jerky or the sound
stutters on and off.
Video heads are dirty. Clean the video heads.
94
Image will not appear on the
TV screen.
Set [AV
39
DV] to [OFF].
AV].
30
Check again that the camcorder is properly connected to the TV.
66
When connecting the camcorder to an HDTV using the
CTC-100/S Component Cable, make sure to select the correct
specification for the [COMP.OUT] setting.
42
There is no sound from the TV.
When connecting the camcorder to an HDTV using the
CTC-100/S Component Cable, make sure to connect also the
audio connections using the white and red plugs of the
STV-250N Stereo Video Cable.
66
Text displays do not appear on
the TV.
If you connected the camcorder to the TV using the video
component connection, set [DV OUTPUT] to [HDV/DV].
42
Tape is running, but image will
not appear on the TV screen.
The video input on the TV is not set to the video terminal to
which you connected the camcorder. Select the correct video
input.
69
Video heads are dirty. Clean the video heads.
94
You attempted to play back or dub a copyright protected tape.
Stop playback/dubbing.
73
Video input from the HDV/DV terminal cannot be output through
the HDMI OUT terminal.
69
This may happen when playing back a tape that contains mixed
recordings in different standards (HDV/DV). Disconnect the
HDMI cable and then restore the connection or turn the
camcorder off and then on again.
–
The camcorder is connected
using the HDMI cable, but there
is no picture or sound from the
HDTV.
Set [AV/PHONES] to [
Trouble?
87
Memory Card Operation
Problem
Solution
Memory card cannot be
inserted.
Memory card was not facing the correct direction. Turn the
memory card over and reinsert it.
20
Cannot record on the memory
card.
Memory card is full. Erase still images to free some space or
replace the memory card.
64
Memory card was not initialized. Initialize the memory card.
65
The folder and file numbers have reached their maximum value.
Set [FILE NOS.] to [RESET] and insert a new memory card.
40
Set the camcorder to
33
Memory card cannot be played
back.
.
Image cannot be erased.
Image is protected. Cancel the protection.
64
“
Card error occurred. Turn off the camcorder. Remove and
reinsert the memory card. Initialize the memory card if flashing
persists.
65
” flashes in red.
Printing
Problem
The printer is not operating
even though the camcorder
and printer are correctly
connected.
Solution
Disconnect the USB cable and turn off the camcorder and the
printer. After a short while, turn them on again, set the
camcorder to
mode and restore the connection.
–
Editing
Solution
Set [AV
DV] to [OFF].
39
Wrong signal standard. Refer also to the instruction manual of
the connected device.
Dubbing may work using the AV/ terminal.
–
Others
Problem
Solution
A rattling can be heard from the
camcorder.
The internal lens fixture can move when the camcorder is turned
off. This is not a malfunction.
–
Additional Information
Problem
Cannot record with this
camcorder video input from an
external video device
connected to the HDV/DV
terminal using a DV cable.
88
Trouble?
List of Messages
Some error messages will disappear after being displayed for about 4 seconds.
Message
Explanation/Solution
SET THE TIME ZONE,
DATE AND TIME
You have not set the time zone, date and time. This message
appears each time you turn the power on until you set the time
zone, date and time.
24
CHANGE THE BATTERY
PACK
Battery pack is exhausted. Replace or charge the battery pack.
18
THE TAPE IS SET FOR
ERASURE PREVENTION
Cassette is protected. Replace the cassette or change the position
of the protect switch.
92
REMOVE THE CASSETTE
Camcorder stopped operating to protect the tape. Remove the
cassette and reinsert it.
20
CHECK THE HDV/DV
INPUT
The DV cable is not correctly connected to the HDV/DV terminal, or
the connected digital device is turned off.
66
The video input signal is in a different television system (PAL or
SECAM).
–
CONDENSATION HAS
BEEN DETECTED
Condensation has been detected in the camcorder.
94
CONDENSATION HAS
BEEN DETECTED
REMOVE THE CASSETTE
Condensation has been detected in the camcorder. Remove the
cassette.
94
TAPE END
Tape reached the end. Rewind the tape or replace the cassette.
–
INCORRECT TAPE
SPECIFICATION
You attempted to play back a tape recorded in a different television
system (PAL or SECAM) or in a recording standard not supported
by this camcorder.
–
INPUT SIGNAL NOT
SUPPORTED
The digital device connected with the DV cable is incompatible with
the camcorder.
–
PLAYBACK STD LOCKED
INCOMPATIBLE VIDEO
INPUT
Current camcorder settings do not match the HDV/DV standard of
the video input signal. Change the [PLAYBACK STD] setting to
match the video input signal.
40
PLAYBACK STD LOCKED
PLAYBACK IS
RESTRICTED
Current camcorder settings do not match the HDV/DV standard of
the recording you tried to play back. Change the [PLAYBACK STD]
to match the recording standard of the tape.
40
HEADS DIRTY, USE
CLEANING CASSETTE
Video heads are dirty. Clean the video heads.
94
NO CARD
There is no memory card in the camcorder.
20
NO IMAGES
No images are recorded on the memory card.
–
CARD ERROR
A memory card error occurred. The camcorder cannot record or
display the image.
The error may be temporary. If the message disappears after 4
seconds and “ ” flashes red, turn the camcorder off, remove the
card and reinsert the card. If “ ” changes to green or yellow, you
can continue recording/playback.
–
CARD FULL
Memory card is full. Erase some images to free some space or
replace the memory card.
64
(Appears only if a DV cable is
connected)
Trouble?
Message
89
Explanation/Solution
IN CARD POSITION
You pressed START/STOP while recording still images (
mode).
–
NAMING ERROR
The folder and file numbers have reached their maximum value.
Set the [FILE NOS.] option to [RESET] and erase all the images on
the memory card or initialize it.
64
65
UNIDENTIFIABLE IMAGE
The image file is corrupted or it was saved using a compression
method other than that compatible with this camcorder (JPEG).
–
TRANSFER ORDER
ERROR
You attempted to set more than 998 transfer orders.
78
You attempted to set more than 998 still images in the print order.
82
CANNOT TRANSFER!
PRINT ORDER ERROR
You attempted to transfer a still image that cannot be displayed with
this camcorder.
–
TOO MANY STILL IMAGES
DISCONNECT USB CABLE
Disconnect the USB cable and decrease the number of still images
on the memory card to less than 1800. If a dialog appeared on the
computer screen, close it and then restore the connection.
–
COPYRIGHT PROTECTED
PLAYBACK IS RESTRICTED
You attempted to play back a copyright protected tape.
73
COPYRIGHT PROTECTED
DUBBING RESTRICTED
You attempted to dub a copyright protected tape. May also appear
when an anomalous signal is received during analog line-in
recording.
73
Direct Print Related Messages
About Canon PIXMA/SELPHY DS Printers: If the printer’s error indicator flashes or an error
message appears on the printer’s operation panel, refer to the printer’s instruction manual.
Message
PAPER ERROR
Explanation/Solution
There is a problem with the paper. The paper is not correctly loaded or the
paper size is wrong.
Alternatively, if the paper output tray is closed, open it to print.
NO PAPER
Paper is not correctly inserted or there is no paper.
PAPER JAM
The paper jammed during printing. Select [STOP] to cancel printing. After
removing the paper, set some paper again and retry printing.
INK ERROR
There is a problem with the ink.
NO INK
The ink cartridge is not inserted or is out of ink.
LOW INK LEVEL
The ink cartridge needs to be replaced soon. Select [CONTINUE] to restart
printing.
INK ABSORBER FULL
Select [CONTINUE] to resume printing. Contact a Canon Service Center
(refer to the list included with the printer) to replace the ink absorber.
• FILE ERROR
• CANNOT PRINT!
You attempted to print an image that was recorded with another
camcorder, with a different compression, or was edited on a computer.
Additional Information
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Trouble?
SET
PRINT ORDER
Message
Explanation/Solution
No still image on the memory card has been marked with a print order.
READJUST TRIMMING
You changed the print style after you set the trimming settings.
PRINTER ERROR
Cancel printing. Turn the printer off and then on again. Check the printer
status. If the error still persists, refer to the printer’s instruction manual and
contact the appropriate customer support center or service center.
HARDWARE ERROR
Cancel printing. Turn the printer off and then on again. Check the printer
status. If the printer is equipped with a battery, it might be exhausted. In
such case, turn off the printer, replace the battery and turn it back on.
COMMUNICATION
ERROR
The printer is experiencing a data transfer error. Cancel printing.
Disconnect the USB cable and turn off the camcorder and the printer. After
a short while, turn them on again, set the camcorder to
mode
and restore the connection. When you are printing using the
button,
check the print settings. Or, you attempted to print from a memory card that
contains a large number of images. Reduce the number of images.
CHECK PRINT SETTINGS
The print setting cannot be used for printing with the
PRINTER IN USE
The printer is in use. Check the printer status.
PAPER LEVER ERROR
Paper lever error occurred. Adjust the paper selection lever to the proper
position.
button.
PRINTER COVER OPEN
Close the printer cover securely.
NO PRINTHEAD
No print head is installed in the printer or the print head is defective.
Do’s and Don’ts
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Do’s and Don’ts
Handling Precautions
Camcorder
DANGER!
Treat the battery pack with care.
• Keep it away from fire (or it might
explode).
• Do not expose it to temperatures
higher than 60 °C (140 °F). Do not leave
it near a heater or inside a car in hot
weather.
• Do not try to disassemble or modify it.
• Do not drop or knock it.
• Do not get it wet.
Charged battery packs continue to
discharge naturally. Therefore, charge
them on the day of use, or the day before,
to ensure a full charge.
Attach the terminal cover whenever a
battery pack is not in use. Contact with
metallic objects may cause a short circuit
and damage the battery pack.
Dirty terminals may cause a poor
contact between the battery pack and the
camcorder. Wipe the terminals with a soft
cloth.
Since storing a charged battery pack for
a long time (about 1 year) can shorten its
lifecycle or affect performance, we
recommend to discharge the battery pack
fully and to store it in a dry place at
temperatures no higher than 30 °C
(86 °F). If you do not use the battery pack
for long periods, charge and discharge it
fully at least once a year. If you have
more than one battery pack, perform
these precautions at the same time for all
battery packs.
Although the battery pack’s operating
temperature range is from 0 °C to 40 °C
(32 °F to 104 °F), the optimal range is
from 10 °C to 30 °C (50 °F to 86 °F). At
cold temperatures, performance will
temporarily decline. Warm it in your
pocket before use.
Additional Information
Do not carry the camcorder by the LCD
panel. Be careful when closing the LCD
panel.
Do not leave the camcorder in places
subject to high temperatures (like the
inside of a car under direct sunlight), or
high humidity.
Do not use the camcorder near strong
electric or magnetic fields such as above
TVs, near plasma TVs or mobile phones.
Do not point the lens or viewfinder at
strong light sources. Do not leave the
camcorder pointed at a bright subject.
Do not use or store the camcorder in
dusty or sandy places. The camcorder is
not waterproof – avoid also water, mud or
salt. If any of the above should get into
the camcorder it may damage the
camcorder and/or the lens.
Be careful of heat generated by lighting
equipment.
Do not disassemble the camcorder. If
the camcorder does not function properly,
consult qualified service personnel.
Handle the camcorder with care. Do not
subject the camcorder to shocks or
vibration as this may cause damage.
Battery Pack
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Do’s and Don’ts
Replace the battery pack if the usable
time after full charge diminishes
substantially at normal temperatures.
About the battery terminal cover
The battery terminal cover has a [
]shaped hole. This is useful when you
wish to differentiate between charged and
uncharged battery packs.
Back side of the battery pack
With cassettes equipped with a memory
function, metal plated terminals may
become dirty with use. Clean the
terminals with a cotton swab after about
10 times of removing and reinserting the
cassette. The memory function is not
supported by the camcorder.
Protecting Tapes from Accidental Erasure
To protect your recordings from accidental
erasure, slide the tab on the cassette to
SAVE or ERASE OFF.
Terminal cover attached
Charged
REC
SAVE
REC
SAVE
Uncharged
Memory Card
Cassette
Rewind tapes after use. A slack or
damaged tape may cause video problems
and/or audio distortions during playback.
Return cassettes to the case and store
them upright. Rewind tapes from time to
time if they are stored for a long time.
Do not leave the cassette in the
camcorder after use.
Do not use spliced tapes or
nonstandard cassettes as they may
damage the camcorder.
Do not use tapes that have been
jammed as video heads may become
dirty.
Do not insert anything into the small
holes of the cassette, or cover them with
cellophane tape.
Handle cassettes with care. Do not
drop or subject them to severe impact as
this may damage the cassettes.
We recommend saving backups of
memory card images on your computer.
Image data may be corrupted or lost due
to memory card defects or exposure to
static electricity. Canon Inc. makes no
warranties for corrupted or lost data.
Do not turn off the camcorder,
disconnect the power source or remove
the memory card while the CARD access
indicator is flashing.
Do not use memory cards in places
subject to strong magnetic fields.
Do not leave memory cards in places
subject to high humidity and high
temperature.
Do not disassemble, bend, drop, or
subject memory cards to shocks and do
not expose them to water.
Do not touch or expose the terminals to
dust or dirt.
Check the direction before inserting the
memory card. Forcing a memory card into
Do’s and Don’ts
the slot if it is not correctly oriented may
damage the memory card or the
camcorder.
Do not attach any labels or stickers on
the memory card.
When you erase image files or initialize
the memory card, only the file allocation
table is altered and the data itself is not
actually deleted. Take the necessary
precautions when you dispose of the
memory card, for example by physically
damaging it to prevent the leakage of
private data.
Lithium Button Battery
Do not pick up the battery using
tweezers or other metal tools as this will
cause a short circuit.
Wipe the battery with a clean dry cloth
to ensure proper contact.
Keep the battery out of the reach of
children. If swallowed, seek medical
assistance immediately. The battery case
may break and the battery fluids may
cause internal damage.
Do not disassemble, heat or immerse
the battery in water to avoid the risk of
explosion.
For California, USA only: The lithium
battery included contains Perchlorate
Material – special handling may apply.
See www.dtsc.ca.gov/hazardouswaste/
perchlorate for details.
Built-in Rechargeable Lithium Battery
The camcorder has a built-in
rechargeable lithium battery to keep the
date/time and other settings. The built-in
lithium battery is recharged while you use
the camcorder, however, it will become
totally discharged if you do not use the
camcorder for about 3 months.
To recharge the built-in lithium battery:
Connect the compact power adapter to
the camcorder and leave it connected for
24 hours with the
switch set to
.
Additional Information
WARNING!
• The battery used in this device may
present a fire or chemical burn hazard if
mishandled. Do not recharge,
disassemble, heat above 100 °C (212 °F)
or incinerate the battery.
• Replace the battery with a CR2025 made
by Panasonic, Hitachi Maxell, Sony,
Sanyo, or with Duracell2025. Use of
other batteries may present a risk of fire
or explosion.
• Dispose of the used battery according to
applicable recycling regulations.
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94
Do’s and Don’ts
Maintenance/Others
Use a clean, soft lens-cleaning cloth to
gently wipe the lens or viewfinder. Never
use tissue paper.
Cleaning the Video Heads
LCD Screen and I.AF sensor
In the following cases the video heads
are dirty and need to be cleaned.
- The message “HEADS DIRTY, USE
CLEANING CASSETTE” appears.
- During playback you notice frequent
video problems (blocky video artifacts,
banding, etc.).
- When playing back a tape recorded in
HDV standard the playback is jerky or the
sound stutters on and off.
To maintain the best picture quality, we
recommend using cassettes designed for
high definition recording (Canon Digital
Videocassette HDVM-E63PR, etc.) and
cleaning the video heads frequently with
the Canon DVM-CL Digital Video Head
Cleaning Cassette or a commercially
available dry cleaning cassette.
Do not use wet type cleaning cassettes
as this may damage the camcorder.
Even after cleaning the video heads
you may not be able to play back
correctly tapes that were recorded with
dirty video heads.
Clean the LCD screen and the I.AF
sensor using a clean, soft lens-cleaning
cloth.
Condensation may form on the surface
of the screen when the temperature
changes suddenly. Wipe it with a soft dry
cloth.
Cleaning the Camcorder
Camcorder Body
Use a soft, dry cloth to clean the
camcorder body. Never use chemically
treated cloth or volatile solvents such as
paint thinner.
Lens and Viewfinder
If the lens surface is dirty, the autofocus
may not work properly.
Remove any dust or dirt particles using
a non-aerosol type blower brush.
Storage
If you do not intend to use the
camcorder for a long time, store it in a
place free of dust, in low humidity, and at
temperatures not higher than 30 °C
(86 °F).
Condensation
Moving the camcorder rapidly between
hot and cold temperatures may cause
condensation (water droplets) to form on
its internal surfaces. Stop using the
camcorder if condensation is detected.
Continued use may damage the
camcorder.
Condensation may form in the following
cases:
When the camcorder is moved from an
air-conditioned room to a warm, humid
place
Do’s and Don’ts
When the camcorder is moved from a
cold place to a warm room
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RESUMING USE
The precise time required for water
droplets to evaporate will vary depending
on the location and weather conditions.
After the condensation warning stops
flashing, wait for 1 more hour before
resuming use.
When the camcorder is left in a humid
room
Using the Camcorder Abroad
Power Sources
When a cold room is heated rapidly
You can use the compact power adapter
to operate the camcorder and to charge
battery packs in any country with power
supply between 100 and 240 V AC, 50/60
Hz. Consult the Canon Service Center for
information on plug adapters for overseas
use.
Playback on a TV Screen
TO AVOID CONDENSATION
WHEN CONDENSATION IS DETECTED
The camcorder automatically shuts off,
the warning message “CONDENSATION
HAS BEEN DETECTED” appears for
approx. 4 seconds and
starts flashing.
If a cassette is loaded, the warning
message “REMOVE THE CASSETTE”
appears and
starts flashing. Remove
the cassette immediately and leave the
cassette compartment open. Leaving the
cassette in the camcorder may damage
the tape.
A cassette cannot be loaded when
condensation is detected.
Additional Information
Do not expose the camcorder to
sudden or extreme changes in
temperature.
Remove the cassette, place the
camcorder in an airtight plastic bag and
let it adjust to temperature changes
slowly before removing it from the bag.
You can only play back your recordings
on TVs compatible with the NTSC
system. The NTSC system is used in the
following countries/areas:
American Samoa, Antigua, Aruba,
Bahamas, Barbados, Bermuda, Bolivia,
Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica,
Cuba, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guam,
Guatemala, Greenland, Haiti, Honduras,
Jamaica, Japan, Korea, Mexico,
Micronesia, Myanmar, Nicaragua,
Panama, Peru, Philippines, Puerto Rico,
Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint
Vincent and the Grenadines, Surinam,
Taiwan, Trinidad and Tobago, USA,
Venezuela, Virgin Islands.
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General Information
System Diagram (Availability differs from area to area)
WS-20 Wrist Strap
BP-2L13, BP-2L14,
NB-2LH
Battery Pack
CB-2LW
Battery Charger
SS-600/SS-650
Shoulder Strap
MiniDV Video
cassette
BP-2L13, BP-2L14, NB-2LH
Battery Pack
WL-D87
Wireless Controller
CA-570 Compact
Power Adapter
WD-H43
Wide-converter
TL-H43
Tele-converter
STV-250N Stereo Video Cable
VCR
FS-43U/FS-43U II
Filter Set
DTC-100 D Terminal Cable
TV/HDTV
CTC-100 Component Cable
SC-2000 Soft
Carrying Case
HDMI Cable
DV Cable
miniSD Card Adapter
VFL-1 Video Flash Light
VL-3 Video Light
DM-50 Directional
Stereo Microphone
Stereo Microphone
(commercially available)
DVD Recorder/Digital
Device with DV Terminal
miniSD
Card
Card Reader/Writer
Computer
IFC-300PCU
USB Cable
PictBridge
Compatible Printers
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Optional Accessories
Call or visit your local retailer/dealer for genuine Canon video accessories. You can
also obtain genuine accessories for your Canon camcorder by calling: 1-800-8284040, Canon U.S.A. Information Center.
Use of genuine Canon accessories is recommended.
This product is designed to achieve excellent performance when used with genuine Canon
accessories. Canon shall not be liable for any damage to this product and/or accidents
such as fire, etc., caused by the malfunction of non-genuine Canon accessories (e.g., a
leakage and/or explosion of a battery pack). Please note that this warranty does not apply
to repairs arising out of the malfunction of non-genuine Canon accessories, although you
may request such repairs on a chargeable basis.
Battery Packs
When you need extra battery packs, select
one of the following models: BP-2L13,
BP-2L14, NB-2LH.
CB-2LW Battery Charger
Use the battery charger for charging the
battery packs. It plugs directly into a power
outlet without a cable.
Charging Time*
NB-2LH
90 min.
BP-2L13
175 min.
BP-2L14
170 min.
* Charging time varies according to the charging condition.
TL-H43 Tele-converter
This Tele-converter lens increases the focal
length of the camcorder lens by a factor of 1.7.
• The image stabilizer is not as effective when
the Tele-converter is attached.
• The minimum focusing distance with the
TL-H43 is 3 m (9.8 ft.); 3 cm (1.2 in.) at
maximum wide angle.
• When the Tele-converter is attached, a shadow may appear in the picture when you record
with flash or assist lamp.
Additional Information
Battery Pack
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General Information
WD-H43 Wide-converter
This lens decreases focal length by a factor of
0.7, giving you a wide perspective for indoor
shots or panoramic views.
• When the Wide-converter is attached, a
shadow may appear in the picture when you
record with flash or assist lamp.
FS-43U/FS-43U II Filter Set
Neutral density and MC protector filters help you
to control difficult lighting conditions.
VFL-1 Video Flash Light
This video flash light allows you to record still
images and movies even at night or in dark
places. It attaches to the camcorder’s advanced
accessory shoe for cable-free operation.
VL-3 Video Light
This video light enables you to record brightly in
color even in dark places. It attaches to the
camcorder’s advanced accessory shoe for
cable-free operation.
DM-50 Directional Stereo Microphone
This highly sensitive, super-directional
microphone attaches to the camcorder’s
advanced accessory shoe. It can be used as
directional microphone (monaural) or stereo
microphone.
• Using the viewfinder to record video when the
DM-50 is attached may prevent you from enjoying the full capabilities of the camcorder (for
example, you may accidentally touch the microphone and include noise in the recording).
Please use the LCD screen and keep a distance from the microphone.
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Shoulder Strap
You can attach a shoulder strap for more
security and portability.
Pass the ends through the strap mount and
adjust the length of the strap.
WS-20 Wrist Strap
Use this for extra additional protection for
active shooting.
This mark identifies genuine Canon video accessories. When you use
Canon video equipment, we recommend Canon-brand accessories or
products bearing the same mark.
Additional Information
SC-2000 Soft Carrying Case
A handy camcorder bag with padded
compartments and plenty of space for
accessories.
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General Information
Product Codes
Provided Accessories
CA-570 Compact Power Adapter
BP-2L13 Battery Pack
WL-D87 Wireless Controller
STV-250N Stereo Video Cable
CTC-100 Component Cable
8468A002AA
2069B002AA (D85-1712-000)
D83-0752-000
3067A002AA (D82-0590-201)
1719B001AA
Optional Accessories
NB-2LH Battery Pack
BP-2L14 Battery Pack
CB-2LW Battery Charger
TL-H43 Tele-converter
WD-H43 Wide-converter
FS-43U/FS-43U II Filter Set
VFL-1 Video Flash Light
VL-3 Video Light
DM-50 Directional Stereo Microphone
WS-20 Wrist Strap
SC-2000 Soft Carrying Case
DVM-CL Digital Video Head Cleaning Cassette
HDVM-E63PR Digital Video Cassette
9612A001AA
9582A002AA
0763B001AA
2071B001AA
2072B001AA
7150A001AA
8834A001AA
3175A002AA
3176A002AA
1729B001AA
9389A001AA
3134A002AA
1313B001AA
General Information
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Specifications
HV20
System
Video Recording System
Memory Card
Recording Media
Size of Still Images
miniSD Card2
2048 x 1536, 1920 x 1080, 1440 x 1080, 848 x 480, 640 x 480 pixels
Additional Information
2 rotary heads, helical scanning
HDV HDV 1080i1
DV
DV system (consumer digital VCR SD system), digital component
recording
HDV MPEG-1 Audio Layer 2, 16 bit, 48 kHz;
Audio Recording System
transfer rate 384 kbps (2 channels)
DV
PCM digital sound: 16 bit (48 kHz/2 channels);
12 bit (32 kHz/4 channels)
HD
Television System
High Definition Video (HDV) 1080/60i
SD
EIA standard (525 lines, 60 fields) NTSC color signal
Compatible Tapes
Videocassettes bearing the
mark
HDV 18.81 mm/s (0.74 ips)
Tape Speed
DV
SP: 18.81 mm/s (0.74 ips); LP: 12.56 mm/s (0.49 ips)
HDV 60 minutes
Maximum Recording Time
DV
(60 min. tape)
SP: 60 minutes; LP: 90 minutes
Image Sensor
1/2.7-inch CMOS, approx. 2,960,000 pixels
Effective pixels:
Movies (16:9):
approx. 2,070,000
Movies (4:3):
approx. 1,550,000
Still images (LW):
approx. 2,070,000
Still images (L, M, S):
approx. 2,760,000
LCD Screen
2.7 in., wide, TFT color, approx. 211,000 pixels
Viewfinder
0.27 in., wide, TFT color, approx. 123,000 pixels
Microphone
Stereo electret condenser microphone
Lens
f=6.1-61 mm, F/1.8-3.0, 10x power zoom
35 mm equivalent:
Movies (16:9):
43.6-436 mm
Movies (4:3):
53.0-530 mm
43.6-436 mm
Still images (LW):
40.0-400 mm
Still images (L, M, S):
Lens Configuration
11 elements in 9 groups
Filter Diameter
43 mm
AF system
Autofocus (TTL + external distance sensor when set to [INSTANT AF]),
manual focus available
Minimum Focusing Distance
1 m (3.3 ft.); 1 cm (0.39 in.) on maximum wide angle
White Balance
Auto white balance, preset white balance (DAYLIGHT, SHADE, CLOUDY,
TUNGSTEN, FLUORESCENT, FLUORESCENT H) or custom white balance
Minimum Illumination
0.2 lx ([NIGHT] recording program, Shutter speed at 1/2)
3 lx (Auto mode, Auto slow shutter [ON], Shutter speed at 1/30)
Recommended Illumination
More than 100 lx
Image Stabilization
Optical
1
You can play back with this camcorder tapes recorded in HDV standard with a Canon XL H1, XH G1 or XH A1
(including 24F or 30F mode).
Video shot with the [
HDV (PF24)] standard will be recorded on the tape as 60i.
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General Information
Design rule for Camera File system (DCF), Exif 2.23 compliant, DPOF
compliant
Image Compression Method
JPEG (compression: Super Fine, Fine, Normal)
2 This camcorder has been tested with miniSD cards up to 2 GB. Performance cannot be guaranteed for all
miniSD cards.
3
This camcorder supports Exif 2.2 (also called “Exif Print”). Exif Print is a standard for enhancing the
communication between camcorders and printers. By connecting to an Exif Print-compliant printer, the
camcorder’s image data at the time of shooting is used and optimized, yielding extremely high quality prints.
File Format
Input/Output Terminals
AV/
Terminal
USB Terminal
HDV/DV Terminal
COMPONENT OUT Terminal
HDMI Terminal
MIC Terminal
‡ 3.5 mm minijack (dual purpose terminal also for headphones stereo
output)
Video: 1 Vp-p/75 ohms unbalanced
Audio: output: -10 dBV (47 kohms load/3 kohms or less)
input: -10 dBV/40 kohms or more
mini-B
4 pin (IEEE1394 standard), input/output
Luminance (Y): 1 Vp-p/75 ohms
Chrominance (PB/PR (CB/CR)): ±350 mVp-p
1080i (D3) / 480i (D1) compatible
HDMI type A connector (19 pins), output only
‡ 3.5 mm stereo minijack
-57 dBV (with 600 ohm microphone)/5 kohms or more
Power/Others
Power supply (rated)
Power consumption
(HDV, AF on)
Operating temperature
Dimensions (W x H x D)
Weight (camcorder body only)
7.4 V DC (battery pack), 8.4 V DC (compact power adapter)
4.3 W (viewfinder), 4.5 W (LCD screen, normal brightness)
0 – 40 °C (32 – 104 °F)
88 x 80 x 138 mm (3.5 x 3.2 x 5.4 in.) excluding the grip belt
535 g (1.2 lb.)
CA-570 Compact Power Adapter
Power supply
Power consumption
Rated output
Operating temperature
Dimensions
Weight
100 – 240 V AC, 50/60 Hz
17 W
8.4 V DC, 1.5 A
0 – 40 °C (32 – 104 °F)
52 x 90 x 29 mm (2.1 x 3.5 x 1.1 in.)
135 g (4.8 oz.)
BP-2L13 Battery Pack
Battery type
Rated voltage
Operating temperature
Battery capacity
Dimensions
Weight
Rechargeable Lithium Ion Battery
7.4 V DC
0 – 40 °C (32 – 104 °F)
1,200 mAh
33.3 x 25.8 x 45.2 mm (1.3 x 1.0 x 1.8 in.)
60 g (2.1 oz.)
Weight and dimensions are approximate. Errors and omissions excepted. Subject to
change without notice.
General Information
Index
D
16:9 aspect ratio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38
24p Cinema Mode
(24 fps progressive) . . . . . . . . . . . 38, 46
6-second auto date . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43
9 Point AiAF (Autofocus) . . . . . . . . . . . 55
A
Abroad, using the camcorder . . . . . . . . 95
AEB - Auto exposure bracketing . . . . . 56
AF-assist lamp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59
Analog video input . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71
Analog/digital (A/D) converter . . . . . . . 73
Aperture (f number) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46
Assist functions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43, 50
Audio output channel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41
Audio recording level . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60
Auto (recording program) . . . . . . . . . . . 45
Auto slow shutter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37
Autofocus (AF) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55
Av (recording program) . . . . . . . . . . . . 46
AV/ terminal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66
B
48
18
16
45
44
93
C
Center point (Autofocus) . . . . . . . . . . . 55
Cine Mode (recording program) . . . . . . 45
Compact power adapter . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
COMPONENT OUT terminal . . . . . . . . 66
Component video . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41, 67
Condensation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 94
Connection to a computer . . . . . . . . . . 75
Connection to a High Definition TV
(HDTV) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67
Connection to a TV/VCR . . . . . . . . . . . 66
Continuous shooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56
Data code . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57
Date and time . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
Date search . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
Daylight saving time . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
Digital effects . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62
Digital video input (DV dubbing) . . . . . . 72
Digital zoom . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37
Direct print . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79
Direct transfer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77
Drive mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56
DV audio mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39
DV recording mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39
E
End Search . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
Erasing still images . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64
Error messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 88
F
File numbers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40
Fireworks (recording program) . . . . . . . 45
Flash . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58
Focus priority . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38
FUNC. menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23, 35
G
Grip belt . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
H
HDMI OUT terminal . . . . . . . . . . . . 66, 69
HDV/DV terminal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66, 75
Headphones . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
High-speed continuous shooting . . . . . 56
I
Image effects . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51
Image jump . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
Image stabilizer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38
Index screen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
Initialization - Memory card . . . . . . . . . . 65
J
Joystick . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Joystick guide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Additional Information
Backlight correction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Battery pack, charging . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Battery pack, remaining charge . . . . . .
Beach (recording program) . . . . . . . . .
Beep . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Built-in backup battery . . . . . . . . . . . . .
103
104
General Information
L
Language . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
LCD backlight . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
LCD screen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Light metering mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54
Lithium button battery . . . . . . . . . . . 21, 93
LP mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39
M
Magnifying the playback image . . . . . . . 34
Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 94
Manual exposure adjustment . . . . . . . . 48
Manual focus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49
Memory card . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20, 92
Microphone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61
Microphone attenuator . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60
Mini video light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59
miniSD card . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Mix balance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41
Mode switch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45
N
Night (recording program) . . . . . . . . . . . 45
Normal TV (4:3) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40
P
P (recording program) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46
Playback - Movies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
Playback - Still images . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
Playback standard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40
Portrait (recording program) . . . . . . . . . 45
Power save . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44
Print order . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82
Print/share button . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77, 80
Printing still images . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79
Protecting still images . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64
Reviewing - Movies (Record review) . . .26
Reviewing - Still images . . . . . . . . . . . .39
S
Screen displays . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15
Screen markers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .43
Selecting the on-screen displays . . . . . .57
Self timer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .60
Serial number . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12
Setup menus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .23, 37
Shoulder strap . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .99
Shutter speed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .46
Simultaneous recording
(tape/memory card) . . . . . . . . . . . . . .53
Slideshow . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .34
Snow (recording program) . . . . . . . . . . .45
SP mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .39
Special Scene
(recording programs) . . . . . . . . . . . . .47
Sports (recording program) . . . . . . . . . .45
Spot AE frame . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .54
Spotlight (recording program) . . . . . . . .45
Still image quality . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .52
Still image size . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .52
Sunset (recording program) . . . . . . . . .45
T
Tape recording standards - HDV/DV . . .38
Telephoto . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .28
Time zone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .24
Transfer order . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .78
Transferring still images . . . . . . . . . . . .77
Tripod . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .27
Troubleshooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .84
Tv (recording program) . . . . . . . . . . . . .46
U
USB terminal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .75
R
Recording - Movies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
Recording - Still images . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
Recording data . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57
Recording programs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45
Recording reminder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Remaining tape indicator . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Remote sensor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
RESET . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84
V
Video heads, cleaning . . . . . . . . . . . . . .94
Videocassettes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .20, 92
Viewfinder, dioptric adjustment . . . . . . .21
Volume . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .30
General Information
105
W
White balance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Wide angle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Wide TV (16:9) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Wind screen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Wireless controller . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
50
28
40
39
21
Z
Zero set memory . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
Zoom . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
Zoom speed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37
Additional Information
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U.S.A.
CANON CONSUMER DIGITAL VIDEO EQUIPMENT LIMITED WARRANTY FOR
THE UNITED STATES
The warranty set forward below is given by Canon U.S.A., Inc. with respect to equipment purchased in the
United States. The limited warranty is only effective upon presentation of your Bill of Sale or other proof of purchase.
Canon consumer digital video equipment is warranted under normal, non-commercial, personal use, against
defective materials or workmanship as follows:
Parts: Defective parts will be exchanged for new parts or comparable rebuilt parts for a period of ONE YEAR from
the date of original purchase, except for a defective Video Head, which will be exchanged for a period of three
months from the date of purchase.
Labor: For a period of ONE YEAR from the date of original purchase, labor will be provided free of charge by our
factory service centers or designated service facilities located in the United States.
When returning equipment under this warranty, you must pre-pay the shipping charges, and you must enclose the
Bill of Sale or other proof of purchase with a complete explanation of the problem. During your ONE-YEAR warranty
period, repairs will be made and the equipment return-shipped to you free of charge. After your warranty period is
over, you will be given an estimate of the cost of repair and an opportunity to approve or disapprove of the repair
expense before it is incurred. If you approve, repairs will be made and the equipment return-shipped to you.
(shipping charges apply). If you disapprove, we will return-ship the equipment at no charge to you.
Non-Canon brand peripheral equipment and software which may be distributed with Canon DV camcorders
are sold “AS IS” without warranty of any kind by CUSA, including any implied warranty regarding
merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose. The sole warranty with respect to such non-Canon
brand items is given by the manufacturer or producer thereof.
CUSA shall have no responsibility under this limited warranty for use of Canon DV Camcorders in conjunction with
incompatible peripheral equipment and incompatible software.
In order to obtain warranty service, contact the authorized Canon retail dealer from whom you purchased the DV
Camcorder or call the CANON INFORMATION CENTER AT 1-800-828-4040). You will be directed to the nearest
service facility for your product.
This Limited Warranty covers all defects encountered in normal use of the equipment and does not apply in the
following cases:
A) Loss or damage to the equipment due to abuse, mishandling, accident, improper maintenance, or failure to
follow operating instructions;
B) If the equipment is defective as a result of leaking batteries, sand, dirt or water damage;
C) If defects or damages are caused by the use of unauthorized parts or by service other than our authorized
agent;
D) If the equipment is used for commercial or industrial use.
This Limited Warranty does not cover cabinet (exterior finish), video cassette tape, head cleanings, nor does it apply
to equipment purchased outside the United States. This warranty does not cover units sold to rental firms, military
operations, hotels, schools, hospitals or for other commercial, industrial, or institutional applications. These uses are
covered only by such specific warranty as Canon may issue with such sales.
This Limited Warranty does not apply to accessories or consumables for the DV Camcorder, which are sold “AS IS”,
without warranty of any kind by CUSA.
Please retain this warranty card and your Bill of Sale as a permanent record of your purchase. This card is most
important in order to be sure you are contacted right away should there be a safety inspection, modification or
product recall under applicable laws or regulations.
NO IMPLIED WARRANTY, INCLUDING MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE
APPLIES TO THIS EQUIPMENT AFTER THE APPLICABLE PERIOD OF EXPRESS WARRANTY OR
GUARANTY, EXCEPT AS MENTIONED ABOVE, GIVEN BY ANY PERSON, FIRM OR CORPORATION WITH
RESPECT TO THIS EQUIPMENT SHALL BIND THE UNDERSIGNED. (SOME STATES DO NOT ALLOW
LIMITATIONS ON HOW LONG AN IMPLIED WARRANTY LASTS, SO THE ABOVE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION
MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU). CUSA SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR LOSS OF REVENUES OR PROFITS, EXPENSE
FOR SUBSTITUTE EQUIPMENT OR SERVICE, STORAGE CHARGES, LOSS OF DATA, OR ANY OTHER
SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES CAUSED BY THE USE, MISUSE OR INABILITY TO
USE THE DV CAMCORDER, REGARDLESS OF THE LEGAL THEORY ON WHICH THE CLAIM IS BASED, AND
EVEN IF CUSA HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. NOR SHALL RECOVERY OF
ANY KIND AGAINST CUSA BE GREATER THAN THE PURCHASE PRICE OF THE DV CAMCORDER SOLD BY
CUSA AND CAUSING THE ALLEGED DAMAGE. WITHOUT LIMITING THE FOREGOING, YOU ASSUME ALL
RISK AND LIABILITY FOR LOSS, DAMAGE OR INJURY TO YOU AND YOUR PROPERTY AND TO OTHERS
AND THEIR PROPERTY ARISING OUT OF USE, MISUSE OR INABILITY TO USE THE DV CAMCORDER NOT
CAUSED DIRECTLY BY THE NEGLIGENCE OF CUSA. (SOME STATES DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR
LIMITATION OF INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, SO THE ABOVE LIMITATION MAY NOT APPLY
TO YOU).THIS WARRANTY SHALL NOT EXTEND TO ANYONE OTHER THAN THE ORIGINAL PURCHASER
OF THIS EQUIPMENT OR THE PERSON FOR WHOM IT WAS PURCHASED AS A GIFT.
This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights which vary from state to state.
CANON U.S.A., INC.
107
CANADA
CANON CONSUMER DIGITAL VIDEO EQUIPMENT LIMITED WARRANTY
The limited warranty set forth below is given by Canon Canada Inc. (“Canon Canada”) with respect to Canon digital video
equipment purchased in Canada. This limited warranty is only effective upon presentation of a bill of sale or other proof of
purchase for this Canon digital video equipment to a Canon Service Facility when repairs are required.
Canon consumer video digital equipment is warranted under normal, non-commercial, personal use, against defective
materials or workmanship as follows:
Parts: Defective parts will be exchanged for new parts or, at Canon Canada’s option, comparable rebuilt parts for a period of
one year from the date of original purchase, except Video Heads which will be exchanged for a period of 3 months from the
date of purchase.
Labour: For a period of one year from the date of original purchase, labour will be provided free of charge by our Canon
Service Facilities in Canada.
This limited warranty covers all defects except where:
(a) The loss or damage to the product results from:
i) accident, natural disaster, mishandling, abuse, neglect, unauthorized product modification or failure to follow
instructions contained in the instruction manual;
ii) the use of accessories, attachments, products, supplies, parts or devices with this Canon product that do not conform
to Canon specifications or that cause abnormally frequent service problems;
iii) repairs or services performed by any party other than a Canon Service Facility;
iv) defective batteries or any exposure to water, sand or dirt;
v) shipping (claim must be presented to the shipper);
(b) Any serial number on the video equipment is altered or removed.
(c) The digital video equipment is used for commercial, professional or industrial purposes.
This limited warranty does not cover the cabinet (exterior finish) of the digital video equipment, video cassette tapes, head
cleanings, nor does it apply to digital video equipment purchased outside Canada.
TO OBTAIN WARRANTY SERVICE
Ship your Canon digital video equipment in its original carton, box or equivalent, properly packed, fully insured with shipping
charges prepaid, together with a copy of your bill of sale or other proof of purchase and a description of the problem to any of
the Canon Service Facilities in Canada.
NOTICE TO CONSUMER
If you plan to take important videos or if the product has not been used for some time, please check all functions with the
instruction book before using it.
Additional Information
LIMITATIONS
Except as otherwise required by applicable legislation, this warranty is in lieu of all other warranties, conditions, guarantees or
representations, express or implied, statutory or otherwise, relative to this Canon product, including implied warranties or
conditions of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.
Canon Canada assumes no liability for special, consequential or incidental damages or loss that may arise, whether on
account of negligence or otherwise, from the use, misuse or inability to use this Canon product (including loss of profit,
revenue, video tapes or enjoyment) or from failure to conform to any express or implied warranties, conditions, guarantees or
representations. Any recovery under this limited warranty shall not exceed the purchase price of the product. Canon Canada
does not assume or authorize any other person to assume for Canon Canada any other liability with respect to this Canon
product.
This warranty does not extend to any person other than the original purchaser of this Canon product or the person for whom it
was purchased as a gift and states your exclusive remedy.
CANON INC.
U.S.A.
CANON U.S.A., INC. NEW JERSEY OFFICE
100 Jamesburg Road, Jamesburg, NJ 08831 USA
CANON U.S.A., INC. CHICAGO OFFICE
100 Park Blvd., Itasca, IL 60143 USA
CANON U.S.A., INC. LOS ANGELES OFFICE
15955 Alton Parkway, Irvine, CA 92618 USA
CANON U.S.A., INC. HONOLULU OFFICE
210 Ward Avenue, Suite 200, Honolulu, Hl 96814 USA
Q If you have any questions, call the Canon U.S.A. Information Center
toll-free at 1-800-828-4040 (U.S.A. only).
CANADA
CANON CANADA INC. NATIONAL HEADQUARTERS
6390 Dixie Road, Mississauga, Ontario L5T 1P7
CANON CANADA INC. CALGARY
2828, 16th Street, N.E. Calgary, Alberta T2E 7K7
CANON CANADA INC. MONTREAL
5990 Côte de Liesse, Quebec H4T 1V7
Q If you have any questions, call the Canon Canada Information Center
toll-free at 1-800-828-4040 (CANADA only).
Q Si vous avez des questions, veuillez téléphoner sand frais au Canada
1-800-828-4040 (CANADA seulement).
MEXICO
CANON MEXICANA, S. DE R.L. DE C.V.
Periferico Sur No. 4124 Col. Ex-Rancho de Anzaldo C.P. 01900
México, D.F., México
CANON U.S.A., INC. NEW JERSEY OFFICE
100 Jamesburg Road, Jamesburg, NJ 08831 USA
CENTRO Y
SURAMÉRICA
CANON LATIN AMERICA, INC.
703 Waterford Way Suite 400 Miami, FL 33126 USA
ASIA
CANON HONGKONG COMPANY LTD.
19/F, The Metropolis Tower, 10 Metropolis Drive, Hunghom, Kowloon,
Hong Kong
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La información de este manual fue verificada el 1 de febrero de 2007.
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