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Digital Video Camcorder
Instruction Manual English
Introduction
Prerparations
Basic
Functions
Advanced
Functions
Mini
Editing
Functions
Digital
Video
Cassette
Please read also the following instruction manual
(electronic version on PDF file).
External
Connections
Digital Video Software
Instruction Manual
E
Version 23
• Digital Video Software
Additional
Information
PAL
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Cleaning the Video Heads
Introduction
Digital video camcorders record video signals on the tape in very thin lines (as thin as
1/8 of the width of a hair). The following symptoms may appear if the video heads
become dirty even a little.
• Mosaic or other blocky video artifacts (Fig. 1) or banding
(Fig. 2) appear on the picture during playback.
• Sound becomes distorted, or there is no sound during
playback.
• The message “HEADS DIRTY, USE CLEANING CASSETTE”
appears.
If such symptoms appear, clean the video heads with the Canon
DVM-CL Digital Video Head Cleaning Cassette* or a
commercially available dry cleaning cassette.
If the symptoms reappear shortly after the cleaning, the
videocassette may be defective. Stop using it.
* Availability differs from area to area.
Fig. 1
Fig. 2
Video heads may become dirty under the following conditions:
• When using the camcorder in humid or hot places.
• When using cassettes with damaged or dirty tape.
• When using the camcorder in dusty places.
• When using the video heads without cleaning them for a long time.
NOTES
Before you make important recordings, clean the video heads and make a test recording first. We
also recommend cleaning the video heads after use, before storing the camcorder.
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.
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Important Usage Instructions
WARNING!
TO REDUCE THE RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK, DO NOT REMOVE COVER (OR
BACK). NO USER SERVICEABLE PARTS INSIDE. REFER SERVICING TO
QUALIFIED SERVICE PERSONNEL.
WARNING!
TO REDUCE THE RISK OF FIRE OR ELECTRIC SHOCK, DO NOT EXPOSE THIS
PRODUCT TO RAIN OR MOISTURE.
TO REDUCE THE RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK AND TO REDUCE ANNOYING
INTERFERENCE, USE THE RECOMMENDED ACCESSORIES ONLY.
CAUTION:
DISCONNECT THE MAINS PLUG FROM THE SUPPLY SOCKET WHEN NOT IN USE.
The Mains plug is used as the disconnect device. The Mains plug shall remain readily operable to
disconnect the plug in case of an accident.
While using the compact power adapter, do not wrap it or cover it with a piece of cloth, and do not
place it in confined narrow spaces. Heat may build up, the plastic case may deform and it could
result in electric shock or fire.
CA-590E identification plate is located on the bottom.
Using any device other than the Compact Power Adapter CA-590E may damage the
camcorder.
European Union (and EEA) only.
This symbol indicates that this product is not to be disposed of with your household
waste, according to the WEEE Directive (2002/96/EC) and your national law. This
product should be handed over to a designated collection point, e.g., on an authorized
one-for-one basis when you buy a new similar product or to an authorized collection site
for recycling waste electrical and electronic equipment (EEE). Improper handling of this
type of waste could have a possible negative impact on the environment and human health due
to potentially hazardous substances that are generally associated with EEE. At the same time,
your cooperation in the correct disposal of this product will contribute to the effective usage of
natural resources. For more information about where you can drop off your waste equipment for
recycling, please contact your local city office, waste authority, approved WEEE scheme or your
household waste disposal service. For more information regarding return and recycling of WEEE
products, please visit
www.canon-europe.com/environment.
(EEA: Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein)
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CAUTION:
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Table of contents
Introduction
About this Manual ........................................................................................... 7
Getting to Know the Camcorder
Supplied Accessories...................................................................................... 9
Components Guide ....................................................................................... 10
Screen Displays ............................................................................................ 13
Preparations
Getting Started
Charging the Battery Pack ............................................................................ 17
Installing the Backup Battery ........................................................................ 19
Inserting and Removing a Tape .................................................................... 19
Inserting and Removing a Memory Card ...................................................... 20
Preparing the Camcorder.............................................................................. 20
The Wireless Controller ............................................ 21
Adjusting the LCD Screen............................................................................. 21
Using the Menus
Selecting a FUNC. Menu Option................................................................... 22
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 on the Memory Card ................................................ 27
Recording Movie Clips on the Memory Card ................................................ 28
Zooming ........................................................................................................ 29
Quick Start Function...................................................................................... 29
Playback
Playing Back Movies..................................................................................... 30
Returning to a Pre-marked Position.......................... 31
Locating the End of the Last Scene .............................................................. 32
Locating Scenes by Recording Date ........................ 32
Playing Back Still Images and Movie Clips from a Memory Card ................. 33
Magnifying the Playback Image .................................................................... 34
Advanced Functions
Menu Options Lists
FUNC. Menu ................................................................................................. 35
Setup menus................................................................................................. 37
Camera Setup (Digital Zoom, Image Stabilizer, etc.) .......................... 37
VCR Setup (Recording Mode, TV Type, etc.)..................................... 38
Audio Setup (Audio Mode, Wind Screen, etc.) ................................... 39
Card Operations (Initialization, Erase All Images, etc.) ...................... 39
Display Setup (LCD Brightness, Language, etc.) ............................... 40
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Editing Functions
Still Image Options
Erasing Still Images .......................................................................................58
Protecting Still Images ...................................................................................59
Initializing the Memory Card ..........................................................................60
External Connections
Connecting to a TV or VCR
Connection Diagrams ....................................................................................61
Playback on a TV Screen ..............................................................................63
Recording to a VCR or Digital Video Recorder .............................................63
Digital Video Dubbing ..........................................................64
Audio Dubbing ...............................................................................................65
Connecting to a Computer
PC Connection Diagrams ..............................................................................67
Transferring Video Recordings ......................................................................68
Transferring Still Images or Movie Clips – Direct Transfer ............................68
Transfer Orders .............................................................................................70
Connecting to a Printer
Printing Still Images – Direct Print .................................................................71
Selecting the Print Settings ...........................................................................72
Print Orders ...................................................................................................74
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System Setup (Beep, etc.) ..................................................................41
Date/Time Setup .................................................................................42
Recording Programs
Using the Recording Programs .....................................................................43
: Changing the Shutter Speed and Special Scene Programs....................44
Adjusting the Picture: Exposure, Focus and Color
Manual Exposure Adjustment........................................................................45
Manual Focus Adjustment .............................................................................46
White Balance ...............................................................................................47
Image Effects.................................................................................................48
Audio Recording and Playback
Audio Recording Mode ..................................................................................48
Audio Playback Modes ..................................................................................49
Recording Options using the Memory Card
Selecting the Size and Quality of Still Images ...............................................50
Selecting the Size of Movie Clips on the Memory Card ................................51
Capturing a Still Image while Recording Movies ...........................................51
Capturing a Still Image or Movie Clip from the Playback Picture ..................52
Automatic Focus Priority................................................................................52
Other Functions
Data Code .....................................................................................................53
LED Light.............................................................................54
Self Timer ......................................................................................................54
Digital Effects.................................................................................................54
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Additional Information
Trouble?
Troubleshooting ............................................................................................ 76
List of Messages ........................................................................................... 79
Do’s and Don’ts
Handling Precautions.................................................................................... 82
Maintenance/Others...................................................................................... 85
Using the Camcorder Abroad ....................................................................... 86
General Information
System Diagram (Availability differs from area to area)................................ 87
Optional Accessories .................................................................................... 88
Specifications ................................................................................................ 90
Index ............................................................................................................. 92
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About this Manual
Thank you for purchasing the Canon MD160/MD150/MD140/MD130. 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
(
76).
Conventions Used in the Manual
First Time Settings
First Time Settings
Changing the Language
Menu item shown at its default position
Buttons and switches to be operated
The language for on-screen and menu
displays can be changed. The list of
available languages depends on the
region where you purchased the
camcorder.
Language Set A
English, German, Spanish, French, Italian, Polish,
Russian, Simplified Chinese and Japanese.
Language Set B
English, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese
and Korean.

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]).
LANGUAGE ENGLISH
FUNC.
(
1
2
3
Names of buttons and switches other than the joystick are
indicated within a “button” frame (for example FUNC. ).
Default value
DISPLAY SETUP/
4
5
6
24)
Press FUNC..
Select (
) the
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
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 joystick icon .
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IMPORTANT: Precautions related to the camcorder’s 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.
: Option or feature that applies to or is available only with a specific model.
“Screen” refers to the LCD and the viewfinder screen.
The photos included in the manual are simulated pictures taken with a still camera.
Note that unless indicated otherwise, illustrations in this manual refer to the
model.
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The functions assigned to the joystick change according to the operation mode. You can
display the joystick guide to remind you of the joystick’s functions in each operating mode.
Recording movies:
Playing back movies:
Recording still images:
EXP
EXP
FOCUS
FOCUS
Playing back still images:
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
CAMERA
(Tape)
PLAY
CAMERA
(Memory card)
PLAY
Icon Display
Operation
Recording movies
on the tape
26
Playing movies
from the tape
30
Recording still images
or movie clips on the
memory card
27
Playing back still images
or movie clips from the
memory card
33
Trademark Acknowledgements
•
is a trademark.
• The SD logo is a trademark. The SDHC logo is a trademark.
• 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.
• Other names and products not mentioned above may be trademarks or registered
trademarks of their respective companies.
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Supplied Accessories
Getting to Know the Camcorder
BP-2L5 Battery Pack
WL-D85 Wireless
Controller
Lithium Button Battery
CR2025 for Wireless
Controller
Lithium Button Battery
CR1616
STV-250N Stereo Video
Cable
IFC-300PCU
USB Cable
DIGITAL VIDEO
SOLUTION DISK
Software CD-ROM*
* Includes the electronic version of the Digital Video Software instruction manual on PDF file.
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CA-590E Compact
Power Adapter
(incl. power cord)
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Getting to Know the Camcorder
Components Guide
Left side view
Right Side View
Lens cover switch (
26, 27)
(
open,
closed)
CARD access indicator ( 27, 28)/
CHARGE indicator (
17)
Speaker
Memory card slot (
20)
AV terminal (
61)
USB terminal (
67)
DV terminal (
61, 67)
Terminal cover
Grip belt (
20)
Strap mount (
89)
Lock button
switch (
8)
QUICK START button (
29)
Remote sensor (
21)
LED light (assist lamp) (
Stereo microphone
54)
Names of buttons and switches other than the
joystick are indicated within a “button” frame (for
example FUNC. ).
Front view
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Back view
Viewfinder (
20)
Dioptric adjustment lever (
20)
BATT. (battery release) switch (
17)
LCD screen (
21)
Backup battery compartment (
19)
Start/stop button (
26, 28)
Serial number, Battery attachment unit
(
17)
DC IN terminal (
17)
D.EFFECTS button (
54)/
P.SET button (
71)
FUNC. button (
22, 35)
Joystick (
7)
PHOTO button (
27)
Zoom lever (
29)
Mode switch (
43)
Easy recording
Recording programs
/
(tape/card) switch (
8)
Cassette compartment (
19)
OPEN/EJECT
switch (
19)
Cassette compartment cover (
19)
Tripod socket (
27)
Names of buttons and switches other than the
joystick are indicated within a “button” frame (for
example FUNC. ).
Bottom view
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Top view
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Wireless Controller WL-D85
START/
STOP PHOTO
ZOOM
CARD
DATE SEARCH
REW
PLAY
PAUSE
SLOW
FF
STOP
ZERO SET
AUDIO DUB. MEMORY
TV SCREEN
WIRELESS CONTROLLER WL-D85
START/STOP button (
26)
CARD –/+ buttons (
33)
DATE SEARCH
/
buttons (
32)
REW
button (
30)
button (
30)
PAUSE
button (
30)
SLOW
button (
30)
AUDIO DUB. button (
65)
ZERO SET MEMORY button (
31)
PHOTO button (
27)
Zoom buttons (
29)
PLAY
button (
30)
FF
button (
30)
STOP
button (
30)
button (
30)
button (
30)
TV SCREEN button (
40)
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Screen Displays
Recording Movies
Remote sensor off (
41)
Backup battery warning
Level marker (
40)
Recording reminder
Operating mode (
8)
Audio playback mode (
49)
Search function display
END SEARCH (
32)/DATE SEARCH* (
*
only.
Movie size for capturing video on the
memory card (
52)
Quality/size for capturing still images (
Playback time
(hours : minutes : seconds : frames)
Joystick guide (
7)
Data code (
53)
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Introduction
Playing Movies
Zoom (
29), Exposure
(
Recording program (
43)
White balance (
47)
Image effect (
48)
LED light (
54)
Digital effects (
54)
Condensation warning (
85)
Still image quality/size
(simultaneous recording) (
51)
Shutter speed (
44)
Self timer (
54)
Exposure adjustment (
45)
Manual focus (
46)
Image stabilizer (
38)
Recording mode (
38)
Tape operation
Time code (hours : minutes : seconds)
Remaining tape
Remaining battery charge
Widescreen 16:9 mode (
38)
Wind screen off (
39)
Audio recording mode (
48)
32)
52)
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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 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.
Backup battery warning
flashes in red when the lithium button
battery is not installed, or when it needs to
be replaced.
Recording reminder
The camcorder counts from 1 to 10
seconds when you start recording. This is
helpful to avoid scenes that are too short.
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Recording Still Images
Viewing Still Images
Slideshow (
34)
Image protection mark (
59)
Image number (
42)
Current image /Total number of images
Still image size
Data code (
53)
Movie clip length (movie recorded on the
memory card)
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Zoom (
29), Exposure
(
45)
Recording program (
43)
White balance (
47)
Image effect (
48)
LED light (
54)
Digital effects (
54)
Movie clip size (movie recorded on the
memory card) (
27)
Still image quality/size (
50)
Self timer (
54)
Number of still images available on the
memory card
Movie recording time available on the
memory card
Wind screen off (
39)
AF frame (
52)
Joystick guide (
7)
Camcorder shake warning (
37)
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Number of still images available on the memory card
Depending on the recording conditions, the number of available still images 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.
Movie recording time on the memory card
Indicates the remaining time in hours : minutes. At less than 1 minute, the remaining time
will be displayed in 10-second steps, at less than 10 seconds in 1-second steps.
• Depending on the recording conditions, the actual remaining time may not be indicated
accurately.
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Preparations
Getting Started
Getting Started
CHARGE
indicator
DC IN
terminal
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
4
5
BATT. switch
1
2
Turn off the camcorder.
Attach the battery pack to the
camcorder.
• Press the battery pack lightly and
slide it down until it clicks.
Connect the power cord to the
compact power adapter.
Plug the power cord into a power
outlet.
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 IS FULLY CHARGED
1
2
Disconnect the compact power
adapter from the camcorder.
Unplug the power cord from the
power outlet and the compact
power adapter.
TO REMOVE THE BATTERY PACK
Press BATT. to release the battery
pack. Lift the battery pack and then
pull it out.
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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.
Outside the temperature range of 0 C to
40 C, 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
overseas travels or special power sources such
as those on aircraft and ships, DC-AC inverters,
etc.
NOTES
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.
We recommend that you prepare battery
packs 2 to 3 times longer than you think you
might need.
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
BP-2L5
NB-2L
Charging Time
145 min. 150 min.
Maximum Recording Times
Viewfinder
95 min.
105 min.
LCD [NORMAL]
90 min.
105 min.
LCD [BRIGHT]
90 min.
105 min.
Typical Recording Times*
Viewfinder
50 min.
55 min.
LCD [NORMAL]
50 min.
55 min.
LCD [BRIGHT]
45 min.
50 min.
Playback Times
105 min. 120 min.
Maximum Recording Times
Viewfinder
105 min. 120 min.
LCD [NORMAL]
100 min. 120 min.
LCD [BRIGHT]
95 min.
110 min.
Typical Recording Times*
Viewfinder
60 min.
65 min.
LCD [NORMAL]
55 min.
65 min.
LCD [BRIGHT]
50 min.
60 min.
Playback Times
110 min. 125 min.
NB-2LH
160 min.
BP-2L12
240 min.
BP-2L14
285 min.
125 min.
125 min.
125 min.
225 min.
225 min.
215 min.
275 min.
275 min.
265 min.
70 min.
70 min.
65 min.
145 min.
120 min.
120 min.
115 min.
255 min.
150 min.
150 min.
140 min.
310 min.
145 min.
145 min.
135 min.
250 min.
245 min.
230 min.
305 min.
300 min.
280 min.
80 min.
80 min.
75 min.
150 min.
135 min.
130 min.
125 min.
265 min.
165 min.
165 min.
155 min.
320 min.
* Approximate times for recording with repeated operations such as start/stop, zooming, power on/off.
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Installing the Backup Battery
Inserting and Removing a Tape
The backup battery (lithium button battery
CR1616) allows the camcorder to retain the
24) and other camcorder
date, time (
settings while the power source is
disconnected. Connect a power source to
the camcorder when replacing the backup
battery to retain the settings.
Use only videocassettes marked with the
logo.
1
2
3
4
If a battery pack is attached, remove
it first.
Open the backup battery cover.
Insert the backup battery with the
+ side facing out.
Slide OPEN/EJECT
fully in the
direction of the arrow and open the
cassette compartment cover.
The cassette compartment opens
automatically.
2
Insert the cassette.
• Insert the cassette with the window
facing the grip belt.
• To remove a cassette pull it straight
out.
3
Press the
mark on the
cassette compartment until it clicks.
4
Wait for the cassette compartment
to retract automatically and close
the cassette compartment cover.
Close the cover.
NOTES
The backup battery has a life span of about a
year.
flashes in red to inform you that it
needs to be replaced.
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IMPORTANT
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.
IMPORTANT
Make sure to initialize all memory cards
before using them with this camcorder for the
first time (
60).
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.
NOTES
If the camcorder is connected to a power
source, cassettes can be inserted/removed
even if the
switch is set to
.
Inserting and Removing a Memory Card
You can use commercially available
SDHC memory cards,
SD memory
cards or MultiMedia cards (MMC) with
this camcorder.
NOTES
Proper operation cannot be guaranteed for all
memory cards.
About SDHC Memory Cards: SDHC (SD
High Capacity) is the new type of SD memory
cards with capacities over 2 GB. Please note
that the specifications of SDHC memory cards
are different from those of regular SD cards and
you will not be able to use memory cards of
over 2 GB with devices that do not support
SDHC. However, SDHC devices (including this
camcorder) are backward compatible and you
can use regular SD cards with them.
Preparing the Camcorder
1
2
3
4
Turn off the camcorder.
Open the memory card slot cover.
Insert the memory card straight all
the way into the memory card slot.
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.
1
2
Turn on the camcorder.
Move the lens cover switch down to
to open the lens cover.
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4
Adjust the viewfinder.
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.
The Wireless Controller
21
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
]
(
41). Otherwise, replace the battery.
Rotating the LCD Panel
(Lithium Button Battery CR2025)
Open the LCD panel 90 degrees.
You can rotate the panel 90 degrees
downward.
180°
Tab
1
2
3
Press the tab in the direction of the
arrow and pull out the battery
holder.
Place the lithium button battery with
the + side facing up.
Insert the battery holder.
Using the Wireless Controller
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.
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Adjusting the LCD Screen
Inserting the Battery
22
Using the Menus
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
35).
Options Lists (
Subject can monitor the
LCD screen
Selecting a FUNC. Menu Option
LCD Backlight
You can set the brightness of the LCD
screen at normal or bright.
FUNC.
(
1
2
3
4
5
6
22)
Press FUNC. .
Select (
) the
icon and press
(
) to open the setup menus.
Select (
)[
DISPLAY SETUP/
] and press (
).
Select (
) [BACKLIGHT] and
press (
).
Select (
) the desired option and
press (
).
Press FUNC. to close the menu.
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.
1
2
3
Press FUNC. .
Select (
) the icon of the function
you want to 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.
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4
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
) and make further
press (
selections. Follow the additional
operation guides that will appear on
the screen (such as the joystick
icon , small arrows, etc.).
1
2
3
5
6
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.
Press FUNC. .
Select (
) the
icon and press
(
) to open the setup menus.
You can also hold FUNC. pressed
down for more than 2 seconds to open
directly the setup menus screen.
Select (
) the desired menu from
the left side column and press (
).
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Selecting an Option from the Setup
Menus
4
23
24
First Time Settings
First Time Settings
of buttons on the camcorder and will not
change, regardless of the language selected.
First Time Settings
Changing the Language
The language for on-screen and menu
displays can be changed. The list of
available languages depends on the
region where you purchased the
camcorder.
Language Set A
English, German, Spanish, French, Italian, Polish,
Romanian, Turkish, Russian, Ukrainian, Arabic
and Persian.
Language Set B
English, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese
and Thai.

Default value
DISPLAY SETUP/
Changing the Time Zone

DATE/TIME SETUP
T.ZONE/DST PARIS
FUNC.
(
1
2
3
LANGUAGE ENGLISH
4
FUNC.
(
1
2
3
4
5
6
22)
Press FUNC. .
Select (
) the
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 print-related screens refer to the name
Default value
5
6
22)
Press FUNC. .
Select (
) the
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 Paris or Singapore,
depending on the region of purchase.
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.
Time Zones
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.
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Setting the Date and Time
DATE/TIME SETUP
DATE/TIME 1.JAN.2007 12:00 AM
FUNC.
(
1
2
4
5
6
7
Press FUNC. .
Select (
) the
icon and press
(
) to open the setup menus.
Select (
) [DATE/TIME SETUP]
and press (
).
Select (
) [DATE/TIME] and press
(
).
Blinking arrows will be displayed
around the first field of the date.
Change each field of the date and
time with the joystick’s (
) and
move ( ) to the next field.
Press (
) to start the clock.
Press FUNC. to close the menu.
NOTES
You can also change the date format (
42).
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22)
26
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 (
2).
(
8)
EXP
FOCUS
1
2
3
1
2
3
4
Move the lens cover switch down to
to open the lens cover.
Holding the lock button pressed
down, set the
switch to
CAMERA.
Move the
/
switch to
(tape).
Press Start/Stop to begin recording.
Press Start/Stop again to pause the
recording.
Set the mode switch to
.
If the joystick guide does not appear
on screen, press (
) to display it.
Push the joystick ( ) momentarily
towards
and release it.
• The camcorder will play back a few
seconds of the last recording made
and return to record pause mode.
• You can also hold the joystick
pressed ( ) towards
or ( )
towards
to play back the tape
(reverse or forward respectively) to
locate the point where you want to start
recording.
WHEN YOU HAVE FINISHED RECORDING
1
2
3
4
Close the lens cover and the LCD
panel.
Turn off the camcorder.
Remove the tape.
Disconnect the power source and
remove the battery pack.
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NOTES
Recording Still Images on the Memory
Card
Before using a memory card for the first
time, be sure to initialize it with this
camcorder (
60).
(
1
2
3
4
8)
Move the lens cover switch down to
to open the lens cover.
Holding the lock button pressed
down, set the
switch to
CAMERA.
Move the
/
switch to
(memory card).
Press PHOTO .
• Once the focus is automatically
adjusted,
will turn green and one or
more AF frames will appear.
• The CARD access indicator will flash
as the image is being recorded.
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About the recording time: By changing the
recording mode you can change the video
quality and as a result, also the available
recording time (
38).
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
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
(
41). 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. 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 fidgety, 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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28
Recording
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 (
46).
Recording Movie Clips on the Memory
Card
You can record Motion JPEG movie clips
on the memory card. The sound for the
movies on the memory card will be
monaural.
1
2
3
(
8)
Move the lens cover switch down to
to open the lens cover.
Holding the lock button pressed
down, set the
switch to
CAMERA.
Move the
/
switch to
(memory card).
TO SELECT THE MOVIE CLIP SIZE
4
5
Press FUNC. .
Select (
)[
MOVIE REC OFF]
and select (
) the desired movie
size.
The number displayed on the right
corner indicates the approximate
recording time available on the
memory card.
6
Press FUNC. to close the menu.
TO RECORD THE MOVIE CLIP
7
Press Start/Stop to begin recording.
• Press Start/Stop again to pause the
recording.
• SD/SDHC memory cards: You can
record until "CARD FULL" appears
(approx. 33 minutes with a 512 MB SD
Memory Card). MultiMedia cards:
The recording time is limited to 10
seconds at [
320x240] or 30
seconds at [
160x120].
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.
Do not insert/remove a tape while recording
movie clips on the memory card.
NOTES
We recommend using a Canon SD Memory
Card, or an SD Memory Card with a transfer
rate of more than 2 MB/sec., after having
initialized it with this camcorder. With memory
cards not initialized with this camcorder, or after
repeated times of recording/erasing the card,
the writing speed may fall and the recording
may stop.
Windows XP users: When you plan to connect
the camcorder to a computer, keep the length of
one movie clip shorter than approx. 12 minutes
at [
320x240] or 35 minutes at
[
160x120].
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Zooming
29
Quick Start Function
POINTS TO CHECK
(
8)
: In addition to the 35x optical
zoom, the digital zoom (up to 1000x) is
also available (
37).
Using the Quick Start function, you'll
never have to miss out on those great
and fleeting opportunities to take a picture
or record video. When you press
QUICK START instead of turning off the
camcorder, you can get it ready to start
recording within approx. 1 second.
POINTS TO CHECK
Zoom out
(
8)
: You cannot enter the QuickStart ready mode while recording.
Basic Functions
Zoom in
35x Optical Zoom
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.
1
NOTES
You can also use
the T and W buttons on the wireless controller.
The zoom speed with the wireless controller 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 to the subject. At wide-angle,
you can focus on a subject as close as 1 cm.
2
Press QUICK START .
• The QUICK START button lights up
to signal that the camcorder is QuickStart ready – “ready and waiting” to
start recording.
• Sometimes the QUICK START
button will flash as the camcorder
completes some preparations. The
camcorder is Quick-Start ready when
the button stops flashing and stays on.
When you wish to resume
recording, press QUICK START
again.
Within approx. 1 second, the
camcorder is ready in record pause
mode.
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Playback
Playback
Playback
NOTES
When you wake up the camcorder from Quick
Start mode, the following settings will be
changed automatically.
- Manual focus returns to automatic focus (AF).
- Manual exposure adjustment returns to
automatic exposure.
- Zoom position returns to full wide angle W.
In Quick-Start ready mode, the camcorder
consumes only half the power used while
recording. Using this mode you can save
energy when using a battery pack.
While the camcorder is in Quick-Start ready
mode (QUICK START button lit up):
- If you change the position of the
/
switch, the camcorder will shut off. To restore
the power, turn the camcorder off and then on
again.
- The camcorder will shut off if left in the QuickStart ready mode for 30 minutes, regardless of
the [POWER SAVE] setting (
41). To restore
the power, turn the camcorder off and then on
again.
- If you open the cassette compartment cover,
the camcorder will return to record pause mode.
Playing Back Movies
Play back the tape on the LCD display or
close the LCD panel to use the
viewfinder. You can also turn the LCD
panel and close it with the screen facing
out.
(
1
2
8)
Holding the lock button pressed
down, set the
switch to
PLAY.
Move the
/
switch to
(tape).
3 If the joystick guide does not
appear on screen, press (
display it.
4
) to
Locate the point where you want to
begin the playback.
Push the joystick ( ) towards
to
rewind the tape or ( ) towards
to fast forward.
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5
Push the joystick ( ) towards
to begin the playback.
/
*The wireless controller is included only
with the
.
DURING PLAYBACK
6
7
Push the joystick ( ) towards
/ again to pause the playback.
Push the joystick ( ) towards
to
stop the playback.
TO ADJUST THE VOLUME
1
2
SPECIAL PLAYBACK MODES
To operate the special playback modes
use the buttons on the wireless
controller*. There is no sound during the
special playback modes. To return to
normal playback, push the joystick ( )
towards / or press PLAY on the
wireless controller*.
Fast Playback: Push the joystick ( )
towards
or ( ) towards
. Hold
the joystick pressed down to rewind/fast
forward the tape while continuing the
playback. You can also press and hold
REW
or FF
on the wireless
controller*.
Reverse Playback: During normal
playback press
.
Frame Reverse/Advance: During playback
pause press
/
. Keep pressed
for continuous frame-by-frame playback.
Slow Playback: During normal or reverse
playback press SLOW .
Double Speed Playback: During normal or
reverse playback press
.
NOTES
You can display the date and time of the
recording (
53).
During some special playback modes, you
may notice some video problems (blocky video
artifacts, banding, etc.) in the playback picture.
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 push the
joystick ( ) towards
/ .
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.
(
1
2
3
8)
While recording or during playback,
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.
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3
Press FUNC. .
Select (
)[
SPEAKER
VOLUME] and adjust (
) the
volume.
• The sound from the built-in speaker
will be muted when you close the LCD
panel or while the STV-250N Stereo
Video Cable is connected to the AV
terminal.
• If you turn off the volume completely,
the icon will change to
.
Press FUNC. to close the menu.
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32
Playback
• 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, the end search may not work
correctly.
You cannot use the end search to locate the
end of a scene that was audio dubbed.
If there are blank sections between recordings,
the zero set memory may not work correctly.
Locating Scenes by Recording Date
Locating the End of the Last Scene
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.
POINTS TO CHECK
Stop the playback before using this
function.
FUNC.
(
1
2
3
22)
You can locate the change of the date/
time zone with the date search 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
Recordings shorter than 1 minute per date/
time zone cannot be located with this function.
Date search may not function if the data code
is not correctly displayed.
Press FUNC. .
Select (
)[
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 push the
joystick ( ) towards
.
NOTES
End search cannot be used once you remove
the cassette.
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Playing Back Still Images and Movie
Clips from a Memory Card
(
8)
33
Push the joystick ( ) towards /
to begin the playback.
• Push the joystick ( ) towards /
again to pause/resume the playback.
• Push the joystick (
) and hold it
pressed towards
or
to
rewind/fast forward the movie clip.
: You can also
press and hold REW
or FF
on
the wireless controller.
• Push the joystick ( ) towards
to
stop the playback.
• When the movie playback ends or is
stopped, the first frame of the movie
appears as a still image.
IMPORTANT
2
Holding the lock button pressed
down, set the
switch to
PLAY.
Move the
/
switch to
(memory card).
TO VIEW STILL IMAGES
3
4
If the joystick guide does not appear
on screen, press (
) to display it.
Push the joystick (
) to move
between the images.
TO PLAY BACK MOVIE CLIPS
During
playback
Image Jump
You can jump ahead to a specific image
without having to browse all images one
by one. With movie clips, you can only
start the image jump in stop mode (when
the first frame appears as a still image).
Push the joystick (
) and hold it
pressed down. Release the joystick
when the image number gets to the
image you want to display.
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1
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 (except for the sample images for the
Card Mix function (
56)).
- Images whose file names have been
changed.
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Playback
Slideshow
(
8)
SLIDESHOW
FUNC.
(
1
2
22)
Press FUNC. .
Select (
) [ SLIDESHOW] and
press (
).
• The still images and movie clips on
the memory card are played back in
sequence.
• Press (
) to stop the slideshow.
Index Screen
1
2
3
Move the zoom lever toward W.
The index screen appears. Movies on
the memory card are marked with a
.
Select (
,
) an image.
Move the cursor
to the image you
want to view.
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.
1
2
Move the zoom lever toward T.
• 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.
IMPORTANT
Movie clips on the memory card cannot be
magnified.
While the magnification position frame is
displayed, it will replace the joystick guide.
Cancel the magnification to return to normal
playback of movies or still images.
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Menu Options Lists
Advanced Functions
Digital effects
Menu Options Lists
Menu Options Lists
Menu items not available appear grayed
out. For details about how to select an
22).
item, refer to Using the Menus (
(
54)
Mode switch:
[ D.EFFECT OFF], [ FADER],
[ EFFECT], [ CARD MIX]
FUNC. Menu
Recording programs
(
43)
Mode switch:
[ PROGRAM AE],[ PORTRAIT],
[ SPORTS], [ NIGHT], [ SNOW],
[ BEACH], [ SUNSET],
[ SPOTLIGHT], [ FIREWORKS]
White balance
(
LIGHT OFF], [
Still image simultaneous recording
(
51)
Movie Clip Size
(
28, 52)
(
48)
[
[
MOVIE REC OFF],
320x240], [
160x120]
[
320x240], [
160x120]
VIVID],
(
54)
LIGHT ON]
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[
FADER],
[
STILL I.REC OFF],
[ S FINE/640x480],
[ S NORMAL/640x480]
Mode switch:
[ IMAGE EFFECT OFF], [
[ NEUTRAL],
[ SOFT SKIN DETAIL]
Led Light
Mode switch:
[ D.EFFECT OFF], [
[ EFFECT]
BLK&WHT]
47)
Mode switch:
[ AUTO], [ DAYLIGHT],
[ TUNGSTEN], [ SET]
Image effect
Mode switch:
[ D.EFFECT OFF], [
36
Menu Options Lists
Still image size/quality
(
50)
Size:
FINE],
Still image capturing
[
[
[
(
52)
S S.FINE/640x480],
S FINE/640x480],
S NORMAL/640x480]
SPEAKER VOLUME
Adjust (
Press (
mode.
Press (
PRINT ORDER
30)
64)
Transfer Order
(
74)
(
32)
(
34)
(
70)
[
TRANS.ORDER OFF],
[
TRANS.ORDER ON]
Set a transfer order for a still image on the
memory card.
) to enter the record pause
) to search.
SLIDESHOW
Press (
(
(
END SEARCH
59)
[ 0] - [ 99] COPIES
Set a print order for a still image on the
memory card.
) the volume with the joystick.
REC PAUSE
(
[
PROTECT OFF],
[
PROTECT ON]
Protect a still image on the memory card.
: This option will appear only
when you press FUNC. within the time set
for the [REVIEW] option (or immediately
after recording the still image, if set to
[
OFF]).
[L 1152x864],
[L 1024x768],
[S 640x480]
Quality:
[ SUPER FINE], [
[ NORMAL]
Still Image Protect
) to start.
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Menu Options Lists
Setup menus
Camera Setup (Digital Zoom, Image Stabilizer, etc.)
CAMERA SETUP
SHUTTER
(
44)
Mode switch:
Recording program: [ PROGRAM AE]
[
AUTO], [1/50], [1/120], [1/250],
[1/500], [1/1000] [1/2000]
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 35x up to 105x and dark
blue from 105x up to 1000x.
The digital zoom cannot be used with
the [
NIGHT] recording program.
ZOOM SPEED
Mode switch:
Recording program: [ PROGRAM AE]
[
AUTO], [1/50], [1/120], [1/250]
A.SL SHUTTER
D.ZOOM
[
OFF], [
105X], [
1000X]
Determines the operation of the digital
zoom.
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.
FOCUS PRI.
Mode switch:
[
ON:AiAF], [
[
OFF]
(
52)
ON:CENTER],
REVIEW
[
OFF], [
2sec], [
4sec],
[
6sec], [
8sec], [
10sec]
Selects the time to display a still image
after it has been recorded.
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[
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 1/25 (1/12 in
mode).
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.
[
[
38
Menu Options Lists
You can erase (
58) or protect
(
59) the image if you press FUNC.
while you are reviewing the image (or
immediately after recording it, if set to
[
OFF]).
back on a TV with normal aspect ratio
(4:3) change the [TV TYPE] setting
accordingly (
38).
SELF TIMER
(
54)
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.
WIDESCREEN
[
ON], [
OFF]
The camcorder uses the full width of the
CCD providing high-resolution 16:9
recording.
Since the displays on the camcorder
have an aspect ratio of 16:9, recordings
with a 4:3 aspect ratio will appear in the
center of the screen with black sidebars.
A still image cannot be simultaneously
recorded on the memory card while
recording movies in widescreen (16:9)
mode.
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
ON], [
OFF]
VCR Setup (Recording Mode, TV Type, etc.)
VCR SETUP
REC MODE
[
STD PLAY], [
LONG PLAY]
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.
Audio cannot be dubbed on tapes
recorded in LP mode.
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.
TV TYPE
WIDE TV]
[
NORMAL TV], [
In order to display the picture in full and in
the correct aspect ratio, select the setting
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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.
Audio Setup (Audio Mode, Wind Screen, etc.)
AUDIO SETUP
OUTPUT CH
[
L/R], [
(
L/L], [
49)
MIX BALANCE
(
49)
When [12bit AUDIO] is set to [
MIX/
VAR.], adjust (
) the sound balance
with the joystick.
The camcorder will retain the audio
balance adjustment, however if you turn
off the camcorder, [12bit AUDIO] will be
reset to [
STEREO1].
AUDIO MODE
R/R]
(
AUDIO DUB.
39
(
65)
[
16bit], [
48)
12bit]
Card Operations (Initialization, Erase All Images, etc.)
CARD OPERATIONS
[
AUDIO IN], [
MIC.IN]
PRINT ORD.ALL ERASE
WIND SCREEN
74)
(
71)
(
58)
(
60)
*
[NO], [YES]
*
:
only when dubbing
audio with the built-in microphone.
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
.
12bit AUDIO
(
49)
TRANS.ORD.ALL ERASE
[NO], [YES]
ERASE ALL IMAGES
[NO], [YES]
INITIALIZE
[
[
STEREO1], [
MIX/FIXED], [
STEREO2],
MIX/VAR.]
[NO], [YES]
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(
40
Menu Options Lists
* The following options are available only
when you press FUNC. in the index
screen.
PROTECT*
Press (
(
74)
) to set the print order.
TRANSFER ORDER*
Press (
59)
) to protect the image.
PRINT ORDER*
Press (
(
(
70)
) to set the transfer order.
TV SCREEN
[
ON], [
OFF]
[
ON], [
OFF]
When set to [
ON], the camcorder’s
on-screen displays will appear also on the
screen of a connected TV or monitor.
When the date and time are displayed on
the camcorder’s screen they will also
appear on a connected TV regardless of
the [TV SCREEN] setting. Turn off the
date/time display with the [DATA CODE]
setting (
41).
MARKERS
Display Setup (LCD Brightness, Language, etc.)
DISPLAY SETUP
BRIGHTNESS
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.
BACKLIGHT
(
[
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.
22)
DISPLAYS
[
NORMAL]*, [
BRIGHT]
* The default setting is [
BRIGHT]
when you power the camcorder using the
compact power adapter.
[
ON], [
OFF<PLAYBK>]
You can hide the on-screen displays to
show only the playback picture on the full
screen.
Tape operation displays appear for 2
seconds.
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Warning messages, the data code (if
activated), and displays on the index
screen will appear regardless of the
setting.
All on-screen displays will appear while
the playback image is magnified or a
digital effect is activated.
6SEC.DATE
41
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 insert a videocassette.
System Setup (Beep, etc.)
SYSTEM SETUP
[
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
[
[
(
OFF], [ DATE], [
DATE & TIME]
BEEP
TIME],
(
24)
The list of available languages depends
on the region where you purchased the
camcorder.
Language Set A:
[DEUTSCH], [ENGLISH], [ESPAÑOL],
[FRANÇAIS], [ITALIANO], [POLSKI],
[
], [TÜRKÇE], [
],
[
], [
], [
]
Language Set B:
[ENGLISH], [
], [
], [
]
DEMO MODE
[
ON], [
[
ON], [
OFF
]
Allows the camcorder to be operated with
the wireless controller.
[
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.
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 five minutes.
Approximately 30 seconds before the
camcorder shuts off, the message
“ AUTO POWER OFF” will appear.
OFF]
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LANGUAGE
53)
WL.REMOTE
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Menu Options Lists
FILE NOS.
[
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.
DATE/TIME SETUP
T.ZONE/DST
(
24)
DATE/TIME
(
25)
DATE FORMAT
[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.
FIRMWARE
You can verify the current version of the
camcorder’s firmware. This menu option
is usually grayed out.
Date/Time Setup
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Recording Programs
43
Using the Recording Programs
Recording Programs
Easy Recording
The camcorder adjusts the focus,
exposure and other settings
automatically, allowing you to just
point and shoot.
: Recording Programs (
44)
[ NIGHT]
Use this mode to record
in low-light conditions.
[
SUNSET]
Use this mode to record
sunsets in vibrant colors.
[
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.
[
SPOTLIGHT]
Use this mode to record
spotlit scenes.
[
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.
[
FIREWORKS]
Use this mode to record
fireworks.
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[ PROGRAM AE]
The camcorder sets the
aperture and shutter speed.
44
Recording Programs
Shutter speed guidelines
: Changing the Shutter Speed and
Special Scene Programs
Use the automatic exposure (AE)
program to set the shutter speed or select
one of the special scene recording
programs.
1/50
1/50
For general recordings.
1/120
1/120
For recording indoor sports scenes.
POINTS TO CHECK
1/250, 1/500, 1/1000
1/250
(
8)
Mode switch:
For recording from within a car or train, or
for recording moving subjects such as
roller coasters.
FUNC.
For recording outdoor sports such as golf
or tennis on sunny days.
1/2000
(
22)
FUNC.
Icon of the currently selected
Recording Program
FUNC.
Desired option
TO SET THE SHUTTER SPEED IN THE
[ PROGRAM AE] RECORDING PROGRAM
FUNC.
MENU
CAMERA SETUP
SHUTTER
FUNC.
Desired option
Note that on screen only the denominator
is displayed – “ 250” indicates a shutter
speed of 1/250, etc.
NOTES
Do not change the position of the mode
switch while recording as the brightness of the
image may change abruptly.
[ PROGRAM AE]
- When setting the shutter speed, the number
displayed will flash if the value selected is not
appropriate for the recording conditions. In such
case, select a different value.
- 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.
- The shutter speed resets to [
AUTO] when
you set the mode switch to
or change the
recording program.
[
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).
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[
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.
[ SNOW]/[ BEACH]
- The subject may become overexposed on
cloudy days or in shaded places. Check the
image on the screen.
[ FIREWORKS]
- To avoid camcorder shake, we recommend
using a tripod. Make sure to use a tripod
especially in
, as the shutter speed
slows down.
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Adjusting the Picture:
Exposure, Focus and Color
Adjusting the Picture: Exposure, Focus and Color
Manual Exposure Adjustment
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 manually adjust the exposure.
POINTS TO CHECK
(
8)
Mode switch:
(except for the
[ FIREWORKS] recording program).
EXP
BACK
2
3
4
If the joystick guide does not appear
on screen, press (
) to display it.
Push the joystick ( ) towards
[EXP].
• [EXP] on the joystick guide changes
to light blue and the exposure
adjustment indicator
and the
neutral value “±0” appear on the
screen.
• If you operate the zoom during
exposure lock, 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 ( ) towards
[EXP] again will return the camcorder
to automatic exposure.
Push the joystick ( ) towards
[BACK] to save the exposure setting.
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46
Adjusting the Picture: Exposure, Focus and Color
Manual Focus Adjustment
Autofocus may not work well on the
following subjects. In such case, focus
manually.
5
Reflective surfaces
Subjects with low contrast or
without vertical lines
• Push the joystick ( ) towards
for
a farther focal distance or push it ( )
towards
for a closer focal distance.
• Pushing the joystick ( ) towards
[FOCUS] again will return the
camcorder to autofocus.
Push the joystick ( ) towards
[BACK] to save the focus
adjustment.
NOTES
The camcorder will automatically return to
autofocus when you set the mode switch to
Fast moving subjects
.
Infinity Focus
Use this function when you wish to focus
on faraway subjects such as mountains or
fireworks.
Through wet windows
Night scenes
BACK
FOCUS
POINTS TO CHECK
(
8)
1
2
Mode switch:
BACK
FOCUS
1
2
3
4
Adjust the zoom.
If the joystick guide does not appear
on screen, press (
) to display it.
Push the joystick ( ) towards
[FOCUS] to activate the manual
focus.
[FOCUS] on the joystick guide will be
displayed in light blue and “MF”
appears on the screen.
Adjust (
) the focus as
necessary.
3
Adjust the zoom.
Keep the joystick pushed ( )
towards [FOCUS] for more than 2
seconds.
•
appears.
• Pushing the joystick ( ) towards
[FOCUS] again will return the
camcorder to autofocus.
• Operating the zoom or the joystick
(
) will return the camcorder to
manual focus adjustment.
Push the joystick ( ) towards
[BACK] to save the focus
adjustment.
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TO SET THE CUSTOM WHITE BALANCE
White Balance
1
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
2
(
8)
Mode switch:
Options
[

Default value
AUTO]
Settings are automatically set by the
camcorder. Use this setting for outdoor
scenes.
[
DAYLIGHT]
For recording outdoors on a bright day.
[
TUNGSTEN]
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.
Point the camcorder at a white
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.
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
FUNC.
(
22)
FUNC.
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.
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For recording under tungsten and tungsten
type (3-wavelength) fluorescent lighting.
[
47
48
Audio Recording and Playback
Audio Recording and
Playback
Audio Recording and Playback
Image Effects
You can use the image effects to change
the color saturation and contrast to obtain
different results.
POINTS TO CHECK
Audio Recording Mode
You can change the quality of the audio
recording.
(
8)
POINTS TO CHECK
Mode switch:
Options
[

IMAGE EFFECT
(
Default value
OFF]
Options
[
[
Records audio at the highest quality.
VIVID]
[
16bit]
12bit]
[
Records audio on 2 channels (Stereo 1)
leaving 2 channels free (Stereo 2) for
audio dubbing or for adding a sound
track later.
NEUTRAL]
Tones down the contrast and color
saturation.
[
8)
Default value
Records with no image enhancing effects.
Emphasizes the contrast and color
saturation.
SOFT SKIN DETAIL]
Softens the details in the skin tone area for
a more complimentary appearance.
FUNC.
(
22)
FUNC.
FUNC.
(

MENU
22)
AUDIO SETUP
FUNC.
FUNC.
Icon of the currently selected
Image Effect
Desired option
AUDIO MODE
FUNC.
Desired option
ABOUT THE WIND SCREEN
The camcorder automatically reduces the
background sound of wind, but you can
turn the wind screen off when you want
the microphone to be as sensitive as
possible (
39).
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49
POINTS TO CHECK
Audio Playback Modes
Selecting the Audio Channel
(
You can select the audio channel to play
back when playing back a tape with audio
recorded on two channels (either stereo
sound or bilingual audio signals).
Options
[

STEREO1]
8)
Default value

Original sound only.
POINTS TO CHECK
[
(
Options

8)
[
Default value
[
Left and Right channels (stereo) / Main +
Sub signals (bilingual).
[
MIX/VAR.]
Mixed audio where the balance between
the original sound (
) and the dubbed
audio (
) can be adjusted.
L/L]
Left channel only (stereo) / Main signal
only (bilingual).
[
MIX/FIXED]
Mixed audio with the original sound and
the dubbed audio at the same level.
L/R]
[
STEREO2]
Dubbed audio only.
FUNC.
R/R]
22)
FUNC.
FUNC.
(
AUDIO SETUP
22)
FUNC.
12bit AUDIO
MENU
AUDIO SETUP
OUTPUT CH
FUNC.
MENU
FUNC.
Desired option*
* When you select [
MIX/VAR.], adjust the
mix balance with the [MIX BALANCE] setting
(
39).
Desired option
Selecting the Audio Track on a Tape with
Dubbed Audio
You can select the audio track to play
back when playing back a tape that has a
dubbed audio track (Stereo 2) in addition
to the original recorded audio (Stereo 1).
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Right channel only (stereo) / Sub signal
only (bilingual).
(
50
Recording Options using the Memory Card
Recording Options using the
Memory Card
Recording Options using the Memory Card
On a 512 MB memory card
Image Size
735
1,115
2,155
885
1,310
2,515
2,320
3,355
6,040
L 1152x864
Selecting the Size and Quality of Still
Images
L 1024x768
S 640x480
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.
(
8)
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].

Default value with the
1152x864/FINE
L
FUNC.
(
22)
FUNC.
Icon of the currently selected
Image Quality/Size
Desired image size*
Press
On a 32 MB memory card
FUNC.
Image Size
40
65
130
50
75
150
140
200
365
L 1152x864
L 1024x768
S 640x480
On a 128 MB memory card
Image Size
185
280
545
220
330
635
585
850
1,530
L 1152x864
L 1024x768
S 640x480
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.
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 to keep the number of images
on the memory card under 100.
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Recording Options using the Memory Card
51
Selecting the Size of Movie Clips on the
Memory Card
Capturing a Still Image while Recording
Movies
Movies are recorded on the memory card
using the Motion-JPEG compression. The
sound for these movie clips is monaural.
While you are recording a movie on the
tape you can simultaneously capture the
same picture as a still image on the
memory card without interrupting your
recording to change modes. The size of
the still image will be S 640x480 and
cannot be changed but the quality of the
still image can be selected.
(
8)
Options
Approximate recording time available on
different sizes of memory cards.
[
320x240]
File Size per Second: Approx. 250 KB.
Memory Card
32 MB
128 MB
512 MB
Recording Time
2 min.
8 min.
33 min.
POINTS TO CHECK
(

[
160x120]
File Size per Second: Approx. 120 KB.
Recording Time
4 min.
18 min.
70 min.

* In
[
mode, the default is
320x240].
22)
FUNC.
FUNC.
FUNC.
(
22)
FUNC.
Icon of the currently selected
Still Image Simultaneous
Recording option
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.
FUNC.
(
STILL I.REC OFF
Default value
MOVIE REC OFF
Default value
Icon of the currently selected
Movie Size
Desired option
TO CAPTURE THE STILL IMAGE
While you are recording a movie,
press PHOTO .
The still image is recorded on the memory
card while the screen continues to show
the video recording.
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Memory Card
32 MB
128 MB
512 MB
8)
Select the size and quality of the still
image in record pause mode before you
start recording.
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Recording Options using the Memory Card
NOTES
NOTES
The still image cannot be recorded on the
memory card while recording in widescreen
(16:9) mode or while a digital effect is activated.
To record still images we recommend using
the
mode, which offers the best
quality for still images.
The data code of the captured still image/movie
clip will reflect the date and time when it was
recorded on the memory card.
Automatic Focus Priority
Capturing a Still Image or Movie Clip
from the Playback Picture
While you are playing back a tape you
can capture the picture as a still image or
as a movie clip on the memory card. The
size of the still image will be [S 640x480]
and cannot be changed.
Select the quality of the still image with
the procedure below. Refer to Selecting
the Size of Movie Clips on the Memory
51) to select the size of the
Card (
movie clip.
(
8)
.
(
Options

[
ON:AiAF]
(Mode switch:
*,
8)
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.
[
ON:CENTER]
(Mode switch:
*)
FUNC.
(
When the focus priority is activated, the
camcorder records a still image only after
the focus has been adjusted
automatically. When the mode switch is
set to
, you can also select the AF
(autofocus) frame.
22)
FUNC.
Icon of the currently selected
Still Image Capturing option
FUNC.
Desired image quality
TO CAPTURE A STILL IMAGE
During playback or in playback pause
mode, press PHOTO .
TO CAPTURE A MOVIE CLIP
During Playback or in playback pause
mode, press Start/Stop .
Press Start/Stop again to stop the
recording.
A single focusing frame appears in the
center of the screen and the focus is
automatically fixed on the center AF frame.
This is convenient for making sure the
focus is exactly where you want it.
[
OFF]
(Mode switch:
)
Select this option if you wish to record a
still image as soon as you press PHOTO .
The focus priority cannot be turned off
when the mode switch is set to
.
* Except for the [
program.
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Other Functions
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Other Functions
Other Functions
FUNC.
(
22)
FUNC.
MENU
CAMERA SETUP
Data Code
The camcorder keeps a data code
containing the date and time of recording.
You can select the data to be displayed.
FOCUS PRI.
FUNC.
Desired option
Options
[
NOTES
OFF]

Default value

No data code display.
[
In the [
FIREWORKS] recording program
the focus priority is automatically set to
[
OFF].
DATE], [
TIME]
Displays the date or time when the scene
or still image was recorded.
[
DATE & TIME]
Displays both the date and time of the
recording.
22)
FUNC.
MENU
DISPLAY SETUP/
DATA CODE
FUNC.
Desired option
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FUNC.
(
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Other Functions
•
appears.
• Set [SELF TIMER] to [
cancel the self timer.
LED Light
You can turn on the LED light (assist
lamp) at any time, regardless of the
recording program.
(
:
8)
Press Start/Stop .
The camcorder starts recording after a
10-second countdown*. The countdown
appears on the screen.
FUNC.
(
:
22)
FUNC.
FUNC.
OFF] to
Press PHOTO 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.
Icon of the LED light
LIGHT OFF
LIGHT ON
•
appears on the screen.
• Select [
LIGHT OFF] to turn the
LED light off.
NOTES
Once the countdown has begun, you can also
press Start/Stop (when recording movies) or
press PHOTO fully (when recording still
images) to cancel the self timer. The self timer
will also be canceled if you turn off the
camcorder.
Self Timer
POINTS TO CHECK
(
8)
Digital Effects
: Set the camcorder in record
pause mode.
[
FUNC.
Begin or end scenes with a fade to or
from black. You can preview the effect on
the display.
(
22)
FUNC.
MENU
CAMERA SETUP
SELF TIMER
FUNC.
FADER] Faders
[FADE-T]
(fade trigger)
[WIPE]
[CORNER]
(corner wipe)
[JUMP]
[FLIP]
[PUZZLE]
[ZIGZAG]
[BEAM]
[TIDE]
ON
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[
EFFECT] Effects
Setting
Add flavor to your recordings. Sound will
be recorded normally. You can preview
the effect on the display.
[BLK&WHT]
(black and white)
Icon of the currently selected
Digital Effect
FUNC.
[SEPIA]
FADER
[ART]
[BALL]
[MOSAIC]
[CUBE]
EFFECT
[WAVE]
[COLOR M.]
(color mask)
or
FUNC.
[MIRROR]
[
55
CARD MIX] Card Mix (
**
Desired fader/effect*
* You can preview the effect on the screen
before pressing (
).
** The icon of the selected effect appears.
56)
Combines a still image from the memory
card with your recording.
Applying
Selecting a Fader / Effect
POINTS TO CHECK
8)

D.EFFECT OFF
FUNC.
(
22)
Default value
1
Press D.EFFECTS to activate the
fader/effect.
• The icon of the selected effect turns
green.
• Press D.EFFECTS again to deactivate
the fader/effect.
TO FADE IN
Press D.EFFECTS ...
: ...in record pause mode, then
press Start/Stop to start recording with a
fade in.
: ...in playback pause mode,
then push the joystick ( ) towards /
to fade in and start the playback.
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(
Mode switch:
: [ BLK&WHT] only.
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Other Functions
TO FADE OUT
Press D.EFFECTS ...
: ...while recording, then press
Start/Stop to fade out and pause the
recording.
: ...during playback, then push
the joystick ( ) towards / to fade out
and pause the playback.
POINTS TO CHECK
TO ACTIVATE AN EFFECT
Press D.EFFECTS ...
: ...while recording or in record
pause mode.
: ...during playback.
: ...and then press PHOTO to
record the still image in black and white.
NOTES
When you are not using the digital effect,
select [ D.EFFECT OFF].
The camcorder retains the setting last used
even if you turn off the digital effects or change
the recording program.
The digital effects are not available when [TV
TYPE] is set to [NORMAL TV] and the stereo
video cable is connected to the AV terminal.
(
Mode switch:

D.EFFECT OFF
Default value

FUNC.
(
22)
Setting
FUNC.
Combining Images (Card Mix)
You can choose one of the sample
images (including picture frames and
backgrounds) from the collection on the
supplied DIGITAL VIDEO SOLUTION
DISK and combine it with your live video
recording to add a note of playfulness to
your movies.
The card mix combines illustrations or
titles with your recordings. The live video
recording will appear instead of the light
area of the card mix image.
Mix level adjustment: Light area of the still
image.
8)
Upload to the memory card a sample
image from the supplied DIGITAL VIDEO
SOLUTION DISK software CD-ROM.
Refer to Adding Still Images from your
Computer to the Memory Card in the
electronic instruction manual (PDF file)
included on the same CD-ROM.
Icon of the currently selected
Digital Effect
CARD MIX
TO SET THE CARD MIX
1
2
3
Select (
) [IMAGE SELECT] and
then select (
) the still image
you want to combine.
If you want to adjust the mix level,
select (
) [MIX LEVEL] and set
(
) the level preferred.
Press (
) to save the settings and
press FUNC. to close the menu.
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Applying
Press D.EFFECTS .
•
changes to green and the
combined image appears.
• Still images cannot be recorded on
the memory card while the Card Mix
function is activated.
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Still Image Options
Editing Functions
Still Image Options
Still Image Options
FUNC.
(
Erasing Still Images
22)
While reviewing the image immediately
after recording:
IMPORTANT
FUNC.
Be careful when erasing images. Erased
images cannot be recovered.
FUNC.
NOTES
IMAGE ERASE
ERASE
Erasing All Images
Protected images cannot be erased.
Movie clips on the memory card can only be
erased when the first scene is displayed as a
still image (not during playback).
(
FUNC.
Erasing a Single Image
(
(
8)
22)
FUNC.
MENU
CARD OPERATIONS
ERASE ALL IMAGES
1
2
3
4
If the joystick guide does not appear
on screen, press (
) to display it.
Select (
) the image you want to
erase.
Push the joystick ( ) towards
to erase the image.
Select (
) [ERASE] and press
(
).
FUNC.
YES
Erasing a Single Image Just After
Recording
(
8)
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]).
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Still Image Options
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Protecting a Single Image Just After
Recording
Protecting Still Images
You can protect still images from
accidental erasure.
You can protect 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]).
IMPORTANT
Initializing the memory card (
60) will
permanently erase all recorded still images,
even the protected ones.
NOTES
FUNC.
Movie clips on the memory card can only be
protected when the first scene is displayed as a
still image (not during playback).
Protecting a Single Image
22)
FUNC.
FUNC.
(
8)
PROTECT OFF
PROTECT ON*
appears and the image cannot be
erased.
* To cancel the image protection, select
[PROTECT OFF] instead.
FUNC.
(
(
22)
FUNC.
FUNC.
PROTECT OFF
PROTECT ON*
* To cancel the image protection, select
[PROTECT OFF] instead.
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appears and the image cannot be
erased.
60
Still Image Options
Protecting Still Images from the Index
Screen
(
Initializing the Memory Card
8)
Move the zoom lever toward W to enter
the still image index screen.
Initialize new memory cards when you use
them for the first time. You may also have
to initialize a card if you get the “CARD
ERROR” message or you may choose to
do so to erase all data recorded on it.
FUNC.
(
IMPORTANT
22)
FUNC.
CARD OPERATIONS
PROTECT
FUNC. **
Bring (
,
) the cursor
to the image you want to
protect and press (
).*
Repeat this step to protect
additional images.
appears on protected images. Press
(
) again to cancel the protection.
**After closing the menu the camcorder returns
to the index screen.
Initializing the memory card will erase all still
images and movie clips, even the protected
ones. The original image files cannot be
recovered.
Initialize all memory cards before using them
with this camcorder.
(
FUNC.
(
22)
*
FUNC.
MENU
CARD OPERATIONS
INITIALIZE
YES
FUNC.
YES
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Connecting to a TV or VCR
Connecting to a TV or VCR
External Connections
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
DV Terminal
• Check the type and orientation
of the terminal and make sure
you connect the DV cable
properly.
• Use the optional CV-150F
(4 pin-4 pin) or CV-250F
(4 pin-6 pin) DV cable.
Open the terminal
cover to access.
Terminal on the Camcorder
Connecting Cable
Terminal on the Connected
Device
1 Output connection (Signal Flow
) to a TV or VCR with AV Terminals.
Input connection (Audio only, Signal flow ) from an analog source for audio
dubbing.
VIDEO
Yellow
AUDIO
STV-250N Stereo Video Cable
(Supplied)
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L
R
External Connections
White
62
Connecting to a TV or VCR
Terminal on the Camcorder
Terminal on the Connected
Device
Connecting Cable
2 Output connection (Signal Flow
) to an HDTV with a DV (IEEE1394) terminal.
Input connection (Signal Flow ) from a TV or other digital video
source with a DV (IEEE1394) output.
4-pin
CV-150F/CV-250F
DV Cable (Optional)
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 a TV or VCR with a SCART terminal.
Input connection (Audio only, Signal flow ) from an analog source for audio
dubbing.
You will need to connect beforehand a commercially available SCART adapter to the
SCART terminal on the TV or VCR and then connect the STV-250N Stereo Video
Cable to the adapter.
In order to input audio for the audio dubbing function, you will require a
SCART adapter with input capability.
Red
STV-250N Stereo Video Cable
(Supplied)
White
Yellow
SCART Adapter
(Commercially available)
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Playback on a TV Screen
The quality of the playback picture will
vary depending on the connected TV and
the type of connection used.
(
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 (
61).
8)
(
Before making the connections, select the
[TV TYPE] setting according to the TV set
to which you will connect the camcorder
( 38).
Connecting
Connect the camcorder to the TV
following one of the connection diagrams
shown in the previous section Connection
61).
Diagrams (
Connect the camcorder to a VCR or other
analog device using connection types 1
or 3 , or to a DVD recorder or other digital
recording device using connection type
2 , as shown in the previous section
Connection Diagrams ( 61).
Recording
1
1
2
Turn on the camcorder and the
connected TV or VCR.
On a TV: Set the input selector to
VIDEO. On a VCR: Set the input
selector to LINE (IN).
Start the playback of the movies
( 30) or still images ( 33).
3
4
NOTES
5
6
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 DV
terminal, you can copy recordings with
This camcorder: Load the recorded
cassette.
Connected device: Load a blank
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.
This camcorder: Resume the movie
playback.
When using an analog connection you
can include in the copy also the date/
time of the original recording ( 53).
Connected device: Begin recording
when the scene you wish to copy
appears. Stop recording when
copying is complete.
This camcorder: Stop playback.
NOTES
We recommend powering the camcorder
using the compact power adapter.
When recording to a VCR using an analog
connection –connection types 1 or 3 (
61)–,
the quality of the edited tape will be lower than
the original.
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External Connections
Turn off all the devices before starting the
connections.
We recommend powering the camcorder
using the compact power adapter.
8)
Connecting
Playback
2
63
64
Connecting to a TV or VCR
When recording to a digital video recorder
using the DV terminal –connection type 2
(
61)–:
- 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.
- Proper operation cannot be guaranteed for all
digital devices equipped with a DV terminal. If
the operation does not work, use the AV
terminal.
6
7
Digital Video Dubbing
You can input video from other digital
video devices and record the input video
on the tape in the camcorder.
(
Connect the camcorder to the video input
source using the digital connection
–connection type 2 ( 61)– shown in
the previous section Connection
Diagrams.
Dubbing
FUNC.
1
2
3
4
5
9
8)
Connecting
(
8
When the scene you wish to record
appears, push the joystick ( )
towards
/ to begin recording.
Recording starts.
While recording, push the joystick
( ) towards
/ to pause the
recording.
In record pause, push the joystick ( )
towards
/ again to resume
recording.
Push the joystick ( ) towards
to
stop recording.
Connected device: Stop the
playback.
22)
Load a blank cassette in this
camcorder.
Connected device: Load the
recorded cassette or disc.
Press FUNC. , select (
)
[
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.
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 DV terminal.
You can only record video signals in DV
standard (standard definition, SP or LP mode)
from devices carrying the
logo. Note that
signals from identically shaped DV (IEEE1394)
terminals may be in different video standards.
NOTES
We recommend powering the camcorder using
the compact power adapter.
Concerning Copyright
Copyright Precaution
Certain pre-recorded video tapes, films and
other materials, as well as some television
programs are copyrighted. Unauthorized
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TO SELECT THE AUDIO SOURCE
recording of these materials may violate
copyright protection laws.
Copyright Signals
During playback: If you try to play back a
tape that contains copyright control signals
for protection of software, “COPYRIGHT
PROTECTED PLAYBACK IS
RESTRICTED” appears for a few seconds
and the camcorder displays a blank blue
screen. You cannot playback the contents of
the tape.
During recording: If you try to record from
software that contains copyright control
signals for protection of software,
“COPYRIGHT PROTECTED DUBBING
RESTRICTED” appears. You cannot record
the contents of the software.
You cannot record copyright protection
signals to a tape using this camcorder.
(
Options
[
You can add sound to a recording using the
built-in microphone.
only: You can also record
additional sound from external audio
devices.
Connect the external audio device (CD
player, etc.) to the camcorder using
connection types 1 or 3 (
61). Connect
only the audio plugs (red and white) of the
STV-250N Stereo Video Cable and leave the
yellow video plug unconnected.
Refer also to the instruction manual of the
connected device.
8)
Default value
AUDIO IN]
Dub audio from an external analog device.
[
MIC.IN]
Dub audio using the built-in microphone.
FUNC.
(
22)
FUNC.
MENU
AUDIO SETUP
AUDIO DUB.
Desired option
Dubbing
(
8)
POINTS TO CHECK
You can only dub audio on tapes recorded in
SD mode with [
12bit] audio. This function
is operated with the wireless controller.
STOP
REW
PLAY
PAUSE
PAUSE
SLOW
ZERO SET
AUDIO DUB. MEMORY
AUDIO DUB.
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STOP
TV SCREEN
External Connections
Connecting an External Audio Device


FUNC.
Audio Dubbing
65
66
1
Connecting to a TV or VCR
2
3
Locate the scene you wish to start
audio dubbing.
Before locating the starting point, you
can also set the zero set memory
(
31) at the point where you want
the audio dubbing to end. The
camcorder will automatically stop
audio dubbing at that point.
Press PAUSE .
Press AUDIO DUB. .
4
Press PAUSE
“AUDIO DUB.” and
appear.
to begin dubbing.
•
Audio device: Begin playback.
• Microphone: Speak into the
microphone.
5
Press STOP
to stop dubbing.
Audio device: Stop playback.
IMPORTANT
Audio dubbing will stop if the tape has a blank
section or a section recorded in LP mode or
[
16bit] audio.
You cannot use the DV terminal for audio
dubbing.
The quality of the dubbed sound will not be as
good when dubbing audio to a tape that was not
recorded with this camcorder or after having
dubbed audio over the same scene more than 3
times.
NOTES
While dubbing audio using the built-in
microphone: You can connect the camcorder to
a TV to check the picture on the TV screen and
check the sound through headphones
connected to the TV.
While dubbing audio using an
external audio device: You can check the
picture on the camcorder's LCD screen and the
sound through the built-in speaker or the audio
device.
TO SELECT THE AUDIO TRACK FOR PLAYBACK
You can select the audio track that will be
played when playing back a tape that was
audio dubbed (
49).
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Connecting to a Computer
Connecting to a Computer
PC Connection Diagrams
DV Terminal
• Check the type and orientation
of the terminal and make sure
you connect the DV cable
properly.
• Use the optional CV-150F
(4 pin-4 pin) or CV-250F
(4 pin-6 pin) DV cable.
USB Terminal
Open the terminal cover to
access.
Terminal on the Camcorder
1 Output connection (Signal Flow
Connecting Cable
Terminal on the Connected
Device
) 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.
2 Output connection (Signal Flow
) to a PC or PictBridge compatible printer with an
USB port.
USB Cable (Supplied)
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CV-150F/CV-250F
DV Cable (Optional)
68
Connecting to a Computer
Transferring Video Recordings
You can transfer recordings to a computer
using the DV terminal.
Equipment and System Requirements
A computer equipped with an
IEEE1394 (DV) terminal or an IEEE1394
(DV) capturing board.
A DV cable (Use the optional CV-150F
(4 pin-4 pin) or CV-250F (4 pin-6 pin) DV
Cable).
Video Editing Software.
The appropriate driver
A driver is preinstalled on Windows
operating systems later than Windows 98
Second Edition and Mac operating
systems later than Mac OS 9, and will be
installed automatically.
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 on 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
1
2
3
4
Start the computer.
Set the camcorder to
mode.
Connect the camcorder to the
computer using the digital
connection –connection type 1
(
67)– shown in the previous
section PC Connection Diagrams.
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
Transferring Still Images or Movie Clips –
Direct Transfer
You can transfer still images and movie
clips recorded on the memory card to a
computer using the supplied USB cable
and the Digital Video Software included in
the software CD-ROM.
Preparations
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.
See Installing the Digital Video
Software in the Digital Video Software
instruction manual (electronic version
on PDF file).
2 Set the camcorder to
mode.
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3
4
Connect the camcorder to the
computer using the USB connection
–connection type 2 (
67)– 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).
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.
IMPORTANT
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
(
70) to the computer.
[
SELECT & TRANSFER...]
Allows you to select the still image you
want to transfer to the computer.
[
WALLPAPER...]
Allows you to select the still image you
want to transfer and set it as your
computer’s desktop background.
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
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External Connections
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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70
1
Connecting to a Computer
Select (
press (
IF YOU SELECT [
IMAGES] OR [
2
) a transfer option and
).
ALL IMAGES], [
NEW
TRANSFER ORDERS]
In the confirmation screen, select
(
) [OK] 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. .
IF YOU SELECT [ SELECT & TRANSFER] OR
[ WALLPAPER]
2
Select (
) the image you wish to
transfer and press (
).
• [ 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.
• Press FUNC. to return to the transfer
menu.
NOTES
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 a transfer
order. You can set transfer orders for up
to 998 still images.
Selecting Still Images to Transfer
(Transfer Order)
Do not connect the USB cable to the
camcorder while setting the transfer
orders.
(
8)
FUNC.
(
22)
FUNC.
FUNC.
TRANS.ORDER OFF
TRANS.ORDER ON*
* To cancel a transfer order, select [TRANS.
ORDER OFF] instead.
Setting Transfer Orders from the Index
Screen
(
Move the zoom lever toward W to enter
the still image index screen.
FUNC.
(
22)
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Connecting to a Printer
Connecting to a Printer
FUNC.
CARD OPERATIONS
TRANSFER ORDER
FUNC. **
Printing Still Images – Direct Print
Bring (
,
) the cursor
to the image you want to
transfer and press (
).*
Repeat this step to set
transfer orders for additional
images.
*
appears on images marked with a
transfer order. Press (
) to cancel the
transfer order.
**After closing the menu the camcorder returns
to the index screen.
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
(
74).
Canon printers: SELPHY CP and SELPHY
DS printers and PIXMA printers marked with
the PictBridge logo.
Erasing All Transfer Orders
Connecting the Camcorder to the Printer
(
(
8)
1
FUNC.
(
2
3
22)
FUNC.
MENU
CARD OPERATIONS
8)
Insert the memory card containing
the still images you want to print.
Turn on the printer.
Connect the camcorder to the
printer using the USB connection
–connection type 2 (
67)– shown
in the previous section PC
Connection Diagrams.
appears and changes to .
TRANS.ORD.ALL ERASE
IMPORTANT
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.
We recommend powering the camcorder
using the compact power adapter.
Refer also to the printer’s instruction manual.
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FUNC.
72
Connecting to a Printer
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.
Paper settings
Current paper settings (paper size,
paper type and page layout)
[
Print Effect]
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].
[
Number of Copies]
Select 1-99 copies.
NOTES
Number of copies
Print effect
Date printing
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.
[
Print setting options and [DEFAULT] settings
vary depending on the printer model. For
details, refer to the printer’s instruction manual.
Canon PIXMA/SELPHY DS Printers:
- When the paper size is set to [10 x 14.8 cm]
you can print multiple small copies on a single
print by selecting 2-, 4-, 9- or [16-UP]. You can
also use this setting to print on the specially
designed photo stickers sheets.
- When the paper size is set to [A4] you can
print 4 copies on the same sheet by selecting
[4-UP].
Canon PIXMA/SELPHY CP Printers:
- When the paper size is set to [CREDITCARD]
you can print multiple small copies on a single
print by selecting 2-, 4-, or [8-UP]. You can also
use [8-UP] to print on the specially designed
photo stickers sheets.
- When the paper size is set to [10 x 14.8 cm]
or [9 x 13 cm] you can print 2 or 4 copies on the
same sheet by selecting [2-UP] or [4-UP].
- When you are using the specially designed
wide-sized photo paper you can set the paper
size to [DEFAULT] and print 2 or 4 copies on
the same sheet by selecting [2-UP] or [4-UP].
Date print]
Select [ON], [OFF] or [DEFAULT].
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Printing after Changing the Print Settings
73
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.
WHEN YOU HAVE FINISHED PRINTING
Disconnect the cable from the camcorder and
printer and turn off the camcorder.
IMPORTANT
1
2
3
4
Press P.SET .
• 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.
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.
- 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.
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
If an error occurs during the printing process, an
error message appears (
80).
- 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.
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TO CANCEL THE PRINTING
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Connecting to a Printer
Print Orders
FUNC.
You can mark the still images you want to
print and set the desired number of
copies as a print order. These print order
settings are compatible with the Digital
Print Order Format (DPOF) standards
and can be used for printing on DPOF
compatible printers (
71). You can set
print orders for up to 998 still images.
PRINT ORDER
Bring (
,
) the cursor
to the image you want to
).
print and press (
Selecting Still Images for Printing
(Print Order)
FUNC. **
Do not connect the USB cable to the
camcorder while setting the print orders.
(
8)
FUNC.
(
22)
FUNC.
CARD OPERATIONS
Set (
) the desired number
).*
of copies and press (
Repeat these steps to set
print orders for additional
images.
*
and the number of copies appear on
images marked with a print order. To cancel
the print order set (
) the number of copies
to 0.
**After closing the menu the camcorder returns
to the index screen.
Erasing All Print Orders
PRINT ORDER
(
FUNC.
Select (
) the number of
copies (0 - 99) and press (
).*
FUNC.
(
* To cancel the print order, set the number of
copies to 0.
Setting Print Orders from the Index Screen
22)
FUNC.
MENU
CARD OPERATIONS
(
8)
Move the zoom lever toward W to enter
the still image index screen.
FUNC.
(
PRINT ORD.ALL ERASE
FUNC.
YES
22)
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Printing
PRINT
FUNC.
(
1
2
3
4
22)
Connect the camcorder to the
printer using the USB connection –
connection type 2 (
67)– shown
in the previous section PC
Connection Diagrams.
Press FUNC. , select (
)[
MENU] and press (
).
Select (
)[
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.
Make sure that [PRINT] is selected
and press (
).
Printing starts. The print setting menu
disappears when the printing is
completed.
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External Connections
Depending on the connected printer, you can
change some print settings before step 4
(
72).
Cancel Printing/Printing Errors (
73).
Restarting Printing: Open the print menu as
explained in steps 2-3 above. Select [RESUME]
in the print setting menu 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.
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Trouble?
Additional Information
Troubleshooting
Trouble?
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 cassette compartment
stopped half way while
inserting/removing a tape.
• The LCD/viewfinder switches
on and off.
Battery pack is exhausted. Replace or charge the battery pack.
Battery pack will not charge.
Charge the battery pack in temperatures between 0
40 ºC.
17
Attach the battery pack correctly.
Use the compact power adapter.
C and
–
Battery packs become hot with use and may not charge. When
the battery pack is outside the charging temperature range, the
CHG (charge) indicator will flash irregularly. The charging will
start once the battery pack temperature is below 40 °C.
–
The battery pack is damaged. Use a different battery pack.
–
If you connect a faulty power adapter or battery pack, the
CHARGE indicator flashes approx. twice per second and the
charging stops.
Check that the compact power adapter is correctly connected to
the camcorder.
Recording/Playback
Problem
Buttons will not work.
Solution
Turn on the camcorder.
–
Load a cassette.
19
Abnormal characters appear on
the screen. The camcorder
does not operate properly.
Disconnect the power source and reconnect it after a short time.
If the problem still persists, disconnect all power sources
(including the battery pack and the backup battery). This will
reset all the camcorder's settings.
–
“
” flashes on the screen.
Load a cassette.
19
“
” flashes on the screen.
Battery pack is exhausted. Replace or charge the battery pack.
17
“
” flashes on the screen.
“REMOVE THE CASSETTE”
appears on the screen.
The wireless controller will not
work.
Condensation is detected. See reference page.
85
Remove the cassette and reinsert it.
19
Set [WL.REMOTE] to [ON].
41
The battery of the wireless controller is exhausted. Replace the
battery.
21
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Problem
77
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
operation press Start/Stop (when recording) or push the joystick
( ) towards / (during playback).
–
Recording
Problem
Solution
Image will not appear on the
screen.
Set the camcorder to
.
“SET THE TIME ZONE, DATE
AND TIME” appears on the
screen.
Set the time zone, date and time.
24
Replace the backup lithium battery and set the time zone, date
and time.
19
Pressing the start/stop button
will not start recording.
Set the camcorder to
26
.
26
19
Tape reached the end (“
END” appears on the screen).
Rewind the tape or replace the cassette.
19
Cassette is protected (“
” flashes on the screen). Change the
position of the protect switch.
83
Autofocus does not work on that subject. Focus manually.
46
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.
85
Sound is distorted.
When recording near loud sounds (such as fireworks or
concerts), sound may become distorted.
–
Viewfinder picture is blurred.
Adjust the viewfinder with the dioptric adjustment lever.
21
Camcorder will not focus.
Playback
Problem
Solution
During playback there is video
noise.
Video heads are dirty. Clean the video heads.
2
Pressing the playback button
does not start playback.
Load a cassette.
19
Set the camcorder to
Tape reached the end (“
Rewind the tape.
.
END” appears on the screen).
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Additional Information
Load a cassette.
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Trouble?
Problem
Solution
No sound from the built-in
speaker.
Open the LCD panel.
–
Speaker volume is turned off. Adjust the volume with the
[SPEAKER VOLUME] setting.
31
Image will not appear on the
TV screen.
Check again that the camcorder is properly connected to the TV.
61
Tape is running, but image will
not appear on the TV screen.
TV/VIDEO selector on the TV is not set to VIDEO. Set the
selector to VIDEO.
63
Video heads are dirty. Clean the video heads.
2
You attempted to play back or dub copyright a protected tape.
Stop playback/dubbing.
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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.
58
Memory card cannot be played
back.
Image cannot be erased.
“
” flashes in red.
Memory card was not initialized. Initialize the memory card.
60
The folder and file numbers have reached their maximum value.
Set [FILE NOS.] to [RESET] and insert a new memory card.
42
Set the camcorder to
33
.
Image is protected. Cancel the protection.
59
The write-protect switch on an SD or SDHC memory card is set
to prevent accidental erasure. Change the position of the writeprotect switch.
–
Card error occurred. Turn off the camcorder. Remove and
reinsert the memory card. Initialize the memory card if flashing
persists.
60
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
Problem
Cannot record with this
camcorder video input from an
external video device
connected using a DV cable.
Solution
Wrong signal standard. Refer also to the instruction manual of
the connected device.
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Trouble?
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List of Messages
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.
17
THE TAPE IS SET FOR
ERASURE PREVENTION
Cassette is protected. Replace the cassette or change the position
of the protect switch.
83
REMOVE THE CASSETTE
Camcorder stopped operating to protect the tape. Remove the
cassette and reinsert it.
19
The DV cable is not correctly connected to the DV terminal, or the
connected digital device is turned off.
61
CHECK THE INPUT
The video input signal is in a different television system (NTSC).
–
CONDENSATION HAS
BEEN DETECTED
Condensation has been detected in the camcorder.
85
CONDENSATION HAS
BEEN DETECTED
REMOVE THE CASSETTE
Condensation has been detected in the camcorder. Remove the
cassette.
85
TAPE END
Tape reached the end. Rewind the tape or replace the cassette.
CHECK THE CASSETTE
[REC MODE]
You attempted to dub audio on a tape recorded in a recording mode
other than SP.
65
CHECK THE CASSETTE
[AUDIO MODE]
You attempted to dub audio on a tape recorded with an audio mode
other than [
16bit].
65
CHECK THE CASSETTE
[BLANK]
You attempted to dub audio on a tape with a blank section.
65
CHECK THE CASSETTE
[INCORRECT TAPE
SPECIFICATION]
You attempted to dub audio on a tape recorded in HD standard.
–
INCORRECT TAPE
SPECIFICATION
You attempted to play back a tape recorded in a different television
system (NTSC) or in a recording standard not supported by this
camcorder.
–
The digital device connected with the DV cable is incompatible with
the camcorder.
–
HEADS DIRTY, USE
CLEANING CASSETTE
Video heads are dirty. Clean the video heads.
2
COPYRIGHT PROTECTED
PLAYBACK IS
RESTRICTED
You attempted to play back a copyright protected tape.
64
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.
64
NO CARD
Memory card not is inserted into the camcorder.
20
NO IMAGES
No images are recorded on the memory card.
–
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INPUT SIGNAL NOT
SUPPORTED
–
80
Trouble?
Message
Explanation/Solution
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, you can
continue recording/playback.
–
CARD FULL
Memory card is full. Erase some images to free some space or
replace the memory card.
58
THE CARD IS SET FOR
ERASURE PREVENTION
The write-protect switch on an SD or SDHC memory card is set to
prevent accidental erasure. Change the position of the write-protect
switch.
–
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.
58
60
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.
70
You attempted to set more than 998 still images in the print order.
74
CANNOT TRANSFER!
PRINT ORDER ERROR
You attempted to transfer a still image that cannot be displayed with
this camcorder.
–
THIS IMAGE CANNOT BE
RECORDED
Some analog images cannot be recorded on the memory card
depending on the signal.
–
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.
–
Direct Print Related Messages
NOTES
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.
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Trouble?
Message
81
Explanation/Solution
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.
SET
No still image on the memory card has been marked with a print order.
PRINT ORDER
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.
PRINT ERROR
Cancel printing, disconnect the USB cable and turn off the printer. After a
while, turn the printer back on and reconnect the USB cable. Check the
printer status.
HARDWARE ERROR
Cancel printing. Turn off the printer and turn it back on. 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. If you attempted to print from a memory card
that contains a large number of images, reduce the number of images.
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.
Close the printer cover securely.
NO PRINTHEAD
No print head is installed in the printer or the print head is defective.
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PRINTER COVER OPEN
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Do’s and Don’ts
Handling Precautions
Do’s and Don’ts
Camcorder
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
DANGER!
Treat the battery pack with care.
• Keep it away from fire (or it might
explode).
• Do not expose the battery pack to
temperature higher than 60 °C. Do not
leave it near a heater or inside a car in
hot weather.
• Do not try to disassemble or modify it.
• Do not drop or knock it.
• Do not get it wet.
Charged battery packs continue to
discharge naturally. Therefore, charge
them on the day of use, or the day before,
to ensure a full charge.
Attach the terminal cover whenever a
battery pack is not in use. Contact 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. 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,
the optimal range is from 10 °C to 30 °C.
At cold temperatures, performance will
temporarily decline. Warm it in your
pocket before use.
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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
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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
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.
Memory Card
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
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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.
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.
Lithium Button Battery
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 or
incinerate the battery.
Backup battery CR1616:
• Replace the battery with a CR1616 made
by Panasonic, Hitachi Maxell, Sony,
Toshiba, Varta or Renata. Use of other
batteries may present a risk of fire or
explosion.
Lithium battery for the wireless controller
CR2025:
• Replace the battery with a CR2025 made
by Panasonic, Hitachi Maxell, Sony,
Sanyo, or with Duracell2025. Use of
other batteries may present a risk of fire
or explosion.
• The used battery should be returned to
the supplier for safe disposal.
Do not pick up the battery using
tweezers or other metal tools as this will
cause a short circuit.
Wipe the battery with a clean dry cloth
to ensure proper contact.
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Maintenance/Others
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.
Use a clean, soft lens-cleaning cloth to
gently wipe the lens or viewfinder. Never
use tissue paper.
LCD Screen
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
When the camcorder is moved from a
cold place to a warm room
When the camcorder is left in a humid
room
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.
When a cold room is heated rapidly
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Clean the LCD screen 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.
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TO AVOID CONDENSATION
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.
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.
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.
Using the Camcorder Abroad
Power Sources
You can use the compact power adapter
to operate the camcorder and to charge
battery packs in any country with power
supply between 100 and 240 V AC, 50/60
Hz. Consult the Canon Service Center for
information on plug adapters for overseas
use.
Playback on a TV Screen
You can only play back your recordings
on TVs compatible with the PAL system.
The PAL system is used in the following
countries/areas:
Algeria, Australia, Austria, Bangladesh,
Belgium, Brunei, China, Croatia, Czech
Republic, Denmark, Finland, Germany,
Hong Kong Special Administrative
Region, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Iraq,
Iran, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Jordan, Kenya,
Kuwait, Liberia, Malaysia, Malta,
Montenegro, Mozambique, the
Netherlands, New Zealand, North Korea,
Norway, Oman, Pakistan, Poland,
Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Serbia, Sierra
Leone, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia,
South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka,
Swaziland, Sweden, Switzerland,
Tanzania, Thailand, Turkey, Uganda,
Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United
Kingdom, Yemen, Zambia.
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System Diagram (Availability differs from area to area)
General Information
WS-20 Wrist Strap
SS-900 Shoulder Strap
CB-2LWE
Battery Charger
CBC-NB2
Car Battery Charger
MiniDV
Video Cassette
NB-2L, NB-2LH,
BP-2L5*, BP-2L12,
BP-2L14 Battery Pack
CA-590E
Compact Power
Adapter
NB-2L, NB-2LH,
BP-2L5, BP-2L12,
BP-2L14 Battery Pack
WL-D85
Wireless Controller
SCART Adapter
CV-150F/CV-250F
DV Cable
SD/SDHC
Memory Card
TV
VCR
DVD Recorder/Digital
Device with DV Terminal
Card Adapter
Reader/Writer
MultiMediaCard
IFC-300PCU
USB Cable
SC-2000 Soft
Carrying Case
Computer
PictBridge Compatible Printers
* The BP-2L5 is not available as a separate optional accessory.
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STV-250N
Stereo Video Cable
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General Information
Optional Accessories
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: NB-2L, NB-2LH,
BP-2L12, BP-2L14.
CB-2LWE Battery Charger
Use the battery charger for charging the
battery packs.
Battery Pack
Charging Time*
BP-2L5
70 min.
NB-2L
80 min.
NB-2LH
90 min.
BP-2L12
150 min.
BP-2L14
170 min.
* Charging time varies according to the charging condition.
CBC-NB2 Car Battery Charger
Use the car battery charger to charge battery
packs on the move. The car battery cable plugs
into your car’s cigarette lighter and runs off a
12-24 V DC negative ground battery.
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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.
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SC-2000 Soft Carrying Case
A handy camcorder bag with padded
compartments and plenty of space for
accessories.
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General Information
Specifications
MD160/MD150/MD140/MD130
System
Video Recording System
Audio Recording System
Television System
Image Sensor
Compatible Tapes
Tape Speed
Maximum Recording Time
(60 min. tape)
LCD Screen
Viewfinder
Microphone
Lens
Lens Configuration
AF system
Minimum Focusing Distance
White Balance
Minimum Illumination
Recommended Illumination
Image Stabilization
2 rotary heads, helical scanning DV system (consumer digital VCR SD
system), digital component recording
PCM digital sound: 16 bit (48 kHz/2 channels); 12 bit (32 kHz)
CCIR standard (625 lines, 50 fields) PAL color signal
1/6-inch CCD,
approx. 1,070,000 pixels
approx. 800,000 pixels
Effective pixels
16:9 Movies (Image stabilizer [ON]) approx. 550,000 pixels
16:9 Movies (Image stabilizer [OFF]) approx. 710,000 pixels
4:3 Movies
approx. 690,000 pixels
Still images
approx. 800,000 pixels
Effective pixels
16:9 Movies (Image stabilizer [ON]) approx. 440,000 pixels
16:9 Movies (Image stabilizer [OFF]) approx. 540,000 pixels
4:3 Movies
approx. 400,000 pixels
Still images
approx. 530,000 pixels
Videocassettes bearing the
mark
SP: 18.83 mm/s; LP: 12.57 mm/s
SP: 60 minutes; LP: 90 minutes
2.7 in., wide, TFT color, approx. 112,000 pixels
0.35 in., wide, TFT color, approx. 114,000 pixels
Stereo electret condenser microphone
f=2.6–91 mm, F/2.0–5.0, 35x power zoom
35 mm equivalent:
16:9 Movies (Image stabilizer [ON])
47.1–1,649
16:9 Movies (Image stabilizer [OFF]) 41.7–1,460
4:3 Movies
44.6–1,561
Still images
41.5–1,453
35 mm equivalent:
16:9 Movies (Image stabilizer [ON])
45.3–1,586
16:9 Movies (Image stabilizer [OFF]) 40.8–1,428
4:3 Movies
49.8–1,743
Still images
43.6–1,526
10 elements in 8 groups
TTL autofocus, manual focus available
1 m; 1 cm on maximum wide angle
Auto white balance, preset white balance (DAYLIGHT, TUNGSTEN) or
custom white balance
2 lx ([NIGHT] recording program, Shutter speed at 1/6)
8 lx (Easy recording mode, Auto slow shutter [ON], Shutter speed at 1/25)
More than 100 lx
Electronic
Memory Card
Recording Media
Size of Still Images
Size of Movie Clips
SDHC (SD High Capacity) memory card, SD memory card, MultiMedia
Card (MMC)*
1,152 x 864 (
only),
1,024 x 768 (
only), 640 x 480 pixels
320 x 240, 160 x 120 pixels; 12.5 frames/sec.
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File Format
Design rule for Camera File system (DCF), Exif 2.2** compliant, DPOF
compliant
Image Compression Method
Still images: JPEG (compression: Super Fine, Fine, Normal)
Movie clips: Video - Motion JPEG, Audio - WAVE (monaural)
* This camcorder has been tested with SD memory cards up to 2 GB. Performance cannot be guaranteed for all
memory cards.
** 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.
Input/Output Terminals
AV Terminal
DV Terminal
USB Terminal
∅3.5 mm minijack,
: Video output only, Audio input/output;
: output only
Video: 1 Vp-p/75 ohms unbalanced
Audio output: -10 dBV (47 kohms load/3 kohms or less)
Audio input: -10 dBV/40 kohms or more (
only)
4 pin (IEEE1394 standard),
: input/output;
: output only
mini-B
Power/Others
Power supply (rated)
Power consumption
(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)
2.3 W,
2.1 W
0 – 40 °C
57 x 92 x 119 mm excluding the grip belt
380 g
Power input
Rated output
Operating temperature
Dimensions
Weight
100 – 240 V AC, 50/60 Hz, 0.14 – 0.08 A
8.4 V DC, 0.6 A
0 – 40 °C
46 x 26 x 70 mm
93 g
BP-2L5 Battery Pack
Battery type
Rated voltage
Operating temperature
Battery capacity
Dimensions
Weight
Rechargeable Lithium Ion Battery
7.4 V DC
0 – 40 °C
530 mAh
33.3 x 16.2 x 45.2 mm
40 g
Weight and dimensions are approximate. Errors and omissions excepted. Subject to
change without notice.
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Index
16:9 aspect ratio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52
6-second auto date . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41
9 Point AiAF (Autofocus) . . . . . . . . . . . . 52
A
Abroad, using the camcorder . . . . . . . . 86
AF assist lamp1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54
Audio dubbing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65
Audio mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48
Audio output channel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49
Auto slow shutter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37
Autofocus (AF) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52
AV terminal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61
B
Backup battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Battery pack, charging . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Battery pack, remaining charge . . . . . . 14
Beach (recording program) . . . . . . . . . . 43
Beep . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41
C
Card mix . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56
Center point (autofocus) . . . . . . . . . . . . 52
Compact power adapter . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Condensation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 85
Connection to a computer . . . . . . . . . . . 67
Connection to a TV/VCR . . . . . . . . . . . . 61
D
Data code . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53
Date and time . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
Date search3 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
Daylight saving time . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
Digital effects . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54
Digital video input (DV dubbing)2 . . . . . 64
Digital zoom . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37
Direct print . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71
Direct transfer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68
DV terminal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61, 67
E
Easy recording (recording program) . . . 43
Effects . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55
End Search . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .32
Erasing still images/movie clips . . . . . . .58
Error messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .79
F
Faders . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .54
File numbers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .42
Fireworks (recording program) . . . . . . .43
Focus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .46
Focus priority . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .52
FUNC. menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .22, 35
G
Grip belt . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .21
I
Image effects . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .48
Image jump . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .33
Image stabilizer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .38
Index screen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .34
Initialization - Memory card . . . . . . . . . .60
J
Joystick . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7
Joystick guide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7
L
Language . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .24
LCD backlight . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .22
LCD screen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .21
LED light1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .54
LP mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .38
M
Magnifying the playback image . . . . . . .34
Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .85
Manual exposure adjustment . . . . . . . .45
Memory card . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .20, 83
Mode switch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .43
Movie clip size . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .51
Movie clips on the memory card . . . . . .28
N
Night (recording program) . . . . . . . . . . .43
Normal TV (4:3) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .38
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P (recording program) . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Playback - Movie clips . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Playback - Movies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Playback - Still images . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Portrait (recording program) . . . . . . . . .
Power save . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Print order . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Printing still images . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Protecting still images/movie clips . . . .
44
33
30
33
43
41
74
71
59
R
Recording - Movie clips . . . . . . . . . . . .
Recording - Movies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Recording - Still images . . . . . . . . . . . .
Recording mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Recording programs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Recording reminder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Remaining tape indicator . . . . . . . . . . .
Remote sensor3 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Reviewing - Movies (Record review) . .
Reviewing - Still images . . . . . . . . . . . .
28
26
27
38
43
14
14
21
26
37
S
1
only.
2
SP mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38
Sports (recording program) . . . . . . . . . . 43
Spotlight (recording program) . . . . . . . . 43
Still image quality . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50
Still image size . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50
Sunset (recording program) . . . . . . . . . 43
T
Telephoto . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
Time zone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
Transfer order . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70
Transferring still images . . . . . . . . . . . . 68
Tripod . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
Troubleshooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76
U
USB terminal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67
V
Video heads, cleaning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
Videocassettes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19, 83
Viewfinder, dioptric adjustment . . . . . . . 21
Volume . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
W
White balance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47
Wide angle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
Wide TV (16:9) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38
Widescreen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38
Wind screen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39
Wireless controller3 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Z
Zero set memory3 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
Zoom . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
Zoom speed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29, 37
only.
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Screen displays . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Screen markers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40
SD/SDHC card . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20, 83
Selecting the on-screen displays . . . . . 53
Self timer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54
Serial number . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Setup menus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Shoulder strap . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89
Shutter speed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44
Simultaneous recording
(tape/memory card) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51
Slideshow . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
Snow (recording program) . . . . . . . . . . 43
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Customer Care: (09) 489 0470
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