Canon 2 MC Camcorder User Manual

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DIGITAL VIDEO CAMCORDER
ENGLISH
Instruction Manual
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CANON INC.
U.S.A.
CAMESCOPE ET LECTEUR VIDEO NUMERIQUES
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This instruction book explains the use of the ELURA2 and ELURA2 MC camcorders. The only difference between these models is that the ELURA2 MC includes a MultiMediaCard Memory Card
function. Please note that illustrations in this instruction book refer mainly to the ELURA2 model.
Printed on 70% reused paper.
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El papel aqui utilizado es 70% reciclado.
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Ce mode d’emploi explique l’utilisation des camescopes ELURA2 et ELURA2 MC. L’unique différence entre ces deux modèles réside dans le fait que le modèle ELURA2 MC possède une carte
de mémoire MultiMedia. Veuillez noter que des illustrations de ce mode d’emploi renvoient essentiellement au modèle ELURA2.
Este manual de instrucciones explica el uso de las videocámaras ELURA2 y ELURA2 MC. La
única diferencia entre estos dos modelos radica en que la ELURA2 MC incluye una función de tarjeta de memoria MultiMediaCard. Por favor tenga en cuanta que las instrucciones de este manual
de instrucciones corresponden principalmente al modelo ELURA2.
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Important Usage Instructions
WARNING:
TO REDUCE THE RISK OF FIRE OR ELECTRIC SHOCK, DO NOT EXPOSE
THIS PRODUCT TO RAIN OR MOISTURE.
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WARNING:
TO REDUCE THE RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK AND TO REDUCE
ANNOYING INTERFERENCE, USE THE RECOMMENDED ACCESSORIES
ONLY.
COPYRIGHT WARNING:
Unauthorized recording of copyrighted materials may infringe on the
rights of copyright owners and be contrary to copyright laws.
Digital Video Camcorder, ELURA2/ELURA2 MC and Compact Power Adapter, CA-400
Introduction
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two
conditions: (1) This device may not cause harmful interference, and (2) this device must accept any
interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.
Note: This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for class B digital device,
pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection
against harmful interference in a residential installation. This equipment generates, uses and can
radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and use in accordance with the instructions, may
cause harmful interference to radio communications. However, there is no guarantee that interference
will not occur in a particular installation. If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or
television reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user is
encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the following measures:
• Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
• Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
• Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is connected.
• Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
Use of shielded cable is required to comply with class B limits in Subpart B of Part 15 of FCC Rules.
Do not make any changes or modifications to the equipment unless otherwise specified in the manual.
If such changes or modifications should be made, you could be required to stop operation of the
equipment.
Canon U.S.A. Inc.
One Canon Plaza, Lake Success, NY 11042, U.S.A.
Tel No. (516)328-5600
CAUTION:
TO PREVENT ELECTRIC SHOCK, MATCH WIDE BLADE OF PLUG TO WIDE SLOT,
FULLY INSERT.
Important Warning
CAUTION
RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK
DO NOT OPEN
CAUTION:
TO REDUCE THE RISK OF ELECTRIC
SHOCK, DO NOT REMOVE COVER (OR
BACK). NO USER-SERVICEABLE PARTS
INSIDE. REFER SERVICING TO
QUALIFIED SERVICE PERSONNEL.
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The lightning flash with arrowhead
symbol, within an equilateral triangle, is
intended to alert the user to the presence
of uninsulated “dangerous voltage” within
the product’s enclosure, that may be of
sufficient magnitude to constitute a risk of
electric shock to persons.
The exclamation point, within an
equilateral triangle, is intended to alert
the user to the presence of important
operating and maintenance (servicing)
instructions in the literature
accompanying the product.
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IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
In these safety instructions the word
“product” refers to the Canon Digital Video
Camcorder ELURA2/ELURA2 MC and all its
accessories.
1. Read Instructions — All the safety and
operating instructions should be read
before the product is operated.
2. Retain Instructions — The safety and
operating instructions should be retained
for future reference.
3. Heed Warnings — All warnings on the
product and in the operating instructions
should be adhered to.
4. Follow Instructions — All operating and
maintenance instructions should be
followed.
6. Accessories — Do not use accessories
not recommended in this manual as
they may be hazardous.
7. Avoid magnetic or electric fields — Do
not use the camera close to TV
transmitters, portable communication
devices or other sources of electric or
magnetic radiation. They may cause
picture interference, or permanently
damage the camera.
8. Water and Moisture — Hazard of electric
shock — Do not use this product near
water or in rainy/moist situations.
9. Placing or Moving — Do not place on an
unstable cart, stand, tripod, bracket or
table. The product may fall, causing
serious injury to a child or
adult, and serious
damage to the product.
A product and cart
combination should be
moved with care. Quick
stops, excessive force,
and uneven surfaces may cause the
product and cart combination to
overturn.
11. Polarization — The CA-400 Compact
Power Adapter is equipped with a
polarized 2-prong plug (a plug having
one blade wider than the other).
The 2-prong polarized plug will fit into
the power outlet only one way. This is a
safety feature. If you are unable to insert
the plug fully into the outlet, try reversing
the plug. If the plug still fails to fit,
contact your electrician to replace your
obsolete outlet. Do not defeat the safety
purpose of the polarized plug.
12. Power Cord Protection — Power cords
should be routed so that they are not
likely to be walked on or pinched by
items placed upon or against them. Pay
particular attention to plugs and the point
from which the cords exit the product.
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5. Cleaning — Unplug this product from the
wall outlet before cleaning. Do not use
liquid or aerosol cleaners. The product
should be cleaned only as
recommended in this manual.
10. Power Sources — The CA-400 Compact
Power Adapter should be operated only
from the type of power source indicated
on the marking label. If you are not sure
of the type of power supply to your
home, consult your product dealer or
local power company. Regarding other
power sources such as battery power,
refer to instructions in this manual.
13. Outdoor Antenna Grounding — If an
outside antenna is connected to the
product, be sure the antenna is
grounded so as to provide some
protection against voltage surges and
built-up static charges. Section 810 of
the National Electrical Code, ANSI /
NFPA No. 70—1984, provides
information with respect to proper
grounding of the mast and supporting
structure, grounding of the lead-in wire
to an antenna discharge unit, size of
grounding conductors, location of
antenna discharge unit, connection to
grounding electrodes, and requirements
for the grounding electrode. See figure
1.
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EXAMPLE OF ANTENNA GROUNDING AS
PER NATIONAL ELECTRICAL CODE
Fig. 1
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ANTENNA
LEAD IN
WIRE
GROUND
CLAMP
ANTENNA
DISCHARGE
UNIT
(NEC SECTION
810-20)
ELECTRIC
SERVICE
EQUIPMENT
GROUNDING CONDUCTORS
(NEC SECTION 810-21)
GROUND CLAMPS
Introduction
NEC - NATIONAL ELECTRICAL CODE
POWER SERVICE
GROUNDING ELECTRODE
SYSTEM
(NEC ART 250. PART H)
14. Lightning — For added protection of this
product during a lightning storm, or when
it is left unattended and unused for long
periods of time, disconnect it from the
wall outlet and disconnect the antenna.
This will prevent damage to the product
due to lightning and power-line surges.
15. Power Lines — An outside antenna
system should not be located in the
vicinity of overhead power lines or other
electric light or power circuits, or where it
can fall into such power lines or circuits.
When installing an outside antenna
system, extreme care should be taken to
keep from touching such power lines or
circuits as contact with them might be
fatal.
16. Overloading — Do not overload wall
outlets and extension cords as this can
result in a risk of fire or electric shock.
17. Objects and Liquid Entry — Never push
objects of any kind into this product
through openings as they may touch
dangerous voltage points or short out
parts that could result in a fire or electric
shock. Be careful not to spill liquid of any
kind onto the product.
18. Servicing — Do not attempt to service
this product yourself as opening or
removing covers may expose you to
dangerous voltage or other hazards.
Refer all servicing to qualified service
personnel.
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19. Damage Requiring Service —
Disconnect this product from the wall
outlet and all power sources including
battery, and refer servicing to qualified
service personnel under the following
conditions:
a. When the power-supply cord or plug is
damaged.
b. If any liquid has been spilled onto, or
objects have fallen into, the product.
c. If the product has been exposed to
rain or water.
d. If the product does not operate
normally even if you follow the
operating instructions. Adjust only
those controls that are covered by the
operation instructions. Improper
adjustment of other controls may
result in damage and will often require
extensive work by a qualified
technician to restore the product to its
normal operation.
e. If the product has been dropped or the
cabinet has been damaged.
f. When the product exhibits a distinct
change in performance. This indicates
a need for service.
20. Replacement Parts — When
replacement parts are required, be sure
the service technician has used
replacement parts that are specified by
Canon or that have the same
characteristics as the original part.
Unauthorized substitutions may result in
fire, electric shock or other hazards.
21. Safety Check — Upon completion of any
service or repairs to this product, ask the
service technician to perform safety
checks to determine that the product is
in safe operating order.
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Contents
Introduction
Important Usage Instructions ....................2
IMPORTANT SAFETY
INSTRUCTIONS ..................................3
Thank you for Choosing a Canon ..............6
Introducing the ELURA2/ELURA2 MC ..7
Mastering the Basics
Finding Your Way Around the
ELURA2/ELURA2 MC........................8
~ Preparations ... ~
Powering Your Camcorder ......................11
Loading a Cassette ..................................14
~ Basic Recording ... ~
Basic Recording ......................................16
Zooming ..................................................20
Using the LCD Screen ............................21
Playing Back a Cassette ..........................24
Connections for Playback on a
TV Screen............................................28
Tips for Making Better Videos ................31
Using the Full Range of
Features
~ General ... ~
Turning the Image Stabilizer Off ............33
Using the Menus ......................................34
Using the Wireless Controller/
Tally Lamp ..........................................42
~ For Recording ...~
Setting the Date and Time........................45
Recording in Progressive Scan Mode
(Digital Motor Drive) ..........................48
Taking Still Pictures to a Cassette............49
Transferring Still Pictures to a PC
with the FR-100 (optional)..................51
Searching and Reviewing While
Recording ............................................52
Using the Various Recording
Programs..............................................53
Using Digital Effects ................................57
Using the Multi-Image Screen ................63
Audio Recording ......................................65
Setting the Self-Timer ..............................67
~ When Making Manual Adjustments ...~
Adjusting Exposure Manually..................69
Adjusting Focus Manually ......................72
Setting the White Balance ........................73
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Editing
Editing to a VCR ......................................80
Dubbing to/from a Cassette with Digital
Video Equipment ................................81
Recording from a VCR, TV or Analog
Camcorder (Analog Line-in) ..............83
Recording Over Existing Scenes
(A/V Insert Editing) ............................85
Audio Dubbing ........................................88
Setting the Audio Mix ..............................91
Using the MultiMediaCard
(ELURA2 MC only)
MultiMediaCard Introduction ..................93
Recording Still Images to a
MultiMediaCard ..................................97
Recording an Image from a Cassette as a
Still Image ..........................................99
Recording from Another DV Device as a
Still Image ........................................100
Viewing Still Images ..............................101
Preventing Accidental Erasure
(Protect) ............................................103
Erasing Still Images ..............................104
Combining Images and Recording Them
to a Cassette (Card Mix) ..................106
Copying Still Images from a Cassette....109
Copying MMC Still Images to a
Cassette..............................................110
Marking a Still Image for Printing
(Print Mark) ......................................111
Formatting a MultiMediaCard................112
Other Information and Precautions ........113
Introduction
~ Basic Playback ... ~
~ For Playback ...~
Displaying Date, Time and Camera Data
(Data Code) ........................................75
Searching the Tape (Photo Search/
Date Search) ........................................78
Returning to a Pre-Marked Position ........79
Additional Information
Preparing the Camera ............................116
Notes on Using the Batteries..................117
Maintenance ..........................................120
Troubleshooting......................................124
The ELURA2/ELURA2 MC System
Diagram ............................................128
Optional Accessories ..............................129
Screen Displays ......................................132
Specifications ........................................139
Index ......................................................140
Menu at a Glance ..................................143
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Thank you for Choosing a Canon
First, we’d like to thank you for
purchasing this Canon camcorder. Its
advanced technology makes it very
easy to use — you will soon be making
high-quality videos which will give you
pleasure for years to come.
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To get the most out of your new
camcorder, we recommend that you
read this manual thoroughly — there
are many sophisticated features which
will add to your recording enjoyment.
Your camcorder is supplied with the
following accessories:
Wireless Controller
ELURA2: WL-D76
ELURA2 MC: WL-D75
Two AA batteries
Lens cap and lens cap
cord
BP-406 Battery Pack
CA-400 Compact Power
Adapter (including AC
power cable)
DC-400 DC Coupler
Lithium button battery
S-150 S-video Cable
STV-250N Stereo
Video Cable
DU-300 Docking Unit
MMC-8M MultiMediaCard
(with prerecorded sample
images) (ELURA2 MC
only)
Soft case for
MultiMediaCard
(ELURA2 MC only)
Introduction
Getting started
To get started we suggest that you
master the basic operations of the
camcorder first, before moving on to
use its full range of features.
For quick reference (in addition to the
contents and index) please refer to:
• Finding Your Way Around the
ELURA2/ELURA2 MC ( 8)
• Screen displays ( 132)
• Troubleshooting — in case you run
into any problems ( 124)
• Menu at Glance ( 143)
Symbols used in this instruction manual:
: Reference page numbers
: Functions that can be operated
from the body of the camera
: Functions that can be operated
from the wireless controller
: Supplementary notes for
camcorder operation
` : Operation confirmation beeps
( 19)
• Capital letters are used to refer to
settings displayed in the menus and
buttons labeled on the camcorder
itself, e.g. Press the MENU button.
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The serial number of this product may be found on
the bottom of the camera. No others have the
same serial number as yours. You should record
the number and other vital information here and
retain this book as a permanent record of your
purchase to aid identification in case of theft.
Date of Purchase
Dealer Purchased From
Dealer Address
Dealer Phone No.
Model Name ELURA2/ELURA2 MC
Serial No.
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Introducing the ELURA2/ ELURA2 MC
IEEE 1394 DV Terminal
ELURA2/ELURA2 MC
conforms to the digital
video D standard and
is equipped with the
IEEE 1394 DV terminal
to give you outstanding
picture and sound quality.
MultiMediaCard
(ELURA2 MC only)
From wide-angle to 10×
telephoto—with
unparalleled optical
quality. The digital zoom
magnifies this up to 40×
for even more dramatic
results.
Still Photos
The ELURA2/ELURA2
MC has the technology to
capture crisp, clear,
digital still pictures.
Digital Effects
Progressive Scan CCD
Shoot both superb quality
video and beautifully
clear still pictures
(Digital Motor Drive).
Choose your favorite
scenes from videos (taken
using progressive scan)
and display them as blurfree still pictures too!
2.5” LCD Screen
A 2.5” LCD screen
makes it easy for you to
shoot colorful, well
composed video. It is
also great for playback.
Image Stabilizer
Stabilizes your
recordings even in long
telephoto shots.
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Advanced digital
technology allows you to
add special effects during
recording or playback.
Display 4, 9 or 16 still
images at once with the
multi-image screen.
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Record, manage and store still images
on the MultiMediaCard. Combine still
images recorded on the card with your
original movies or still photographs.
Also great for easy transfer to a PC.
10× Lens and 40× Digital
Zoom
Audio Dubbing/A/V Insert
Editing
Add new sound to
original sound, or
replace original sound
and images on a
prerecorded tape.
Analog Line-in Recording
Connect to a VCR or
analog camcorder and
record onto a DV tape in
the ELURA2/ELURA2
MC.
PCM Digital Sound
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Finding Your Way Around the ELURA2/ELURA2 MC
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Record review button (p. 52)/
REC (record) SEARCH – button
(p. 52)/
(rewind) button (p. 24)/
CARD – button (ELURA2 MC only)
(p. 101)
(stop) button (p. 24)
(Play/Pause) button (p. 24)/
SLIDE SHOW button
(ELURA2 MC only) (p. 102)
D.EFFECTS ON/OFF button
(p. 61,108)
ON/
OFF
REC PAUSE
SLIDE SHOW CARD
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Self-timer button
(p. 67)/ REC PAUSE
(LINE-IN) button
(p. 81, 83)
D.EFFECTS
(LINE-IN)
REC SEARCH
REC (record) SEARCH + button
(p. 52)/
(fast forward) button
(p. 24)/CARD + button
(ELURA2 MC only) (p. 101)
LCD screen (p. 21)
MENU button (p. 35)
Start/stop button
(p. 17)
LCD panel
OPEN button (p. 21)
EXP button (p. 69)
Power source
attachment unit (p. 11)
FOCUS/DATA CODE
button (p. 72, 75)
BATT. (battery)
release button (p. 12)
OPEN/EJECT switch
(p. 14)
Terminal cover
DV IN/OUT terminal
(p. 81, 85, 100)
A/V (audio/ video) IN/OUT
terminal (p. 29, 83)
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Viewfinder focusing lever (p. 116)
Finder release button (p. 121)
Stereo microphone (p. 88)
PHOTO button (p. 49, 97)
Zoom control (p. 20)
Speaker (p. 27)
Viewfinder (p. 116, 121)
POWER dial (p. 16, 34)
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Recording
(p. 53)
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Program
AE (p. 53)
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Program selector (p. 53)
Grip belt (p. 116)
SELECT dial (p. 35)
POWER dial lock lever (p. 19)
POWER indicator (p. 16)
ELURA2
: VCR, OFF, MOVIE
: VCR, OFF, MOVIE, P.SCAN
ELURA2 MC
: CARD PLAY, VCR,
OFF, MOVIE
: CARD PLAY, VCR, OFF, MOVIE,
P.SCAN, CARD REC
Cassette compartment
cover (p. 14)
Cassette compartment
(p. 14)
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MultiMediaCard
compartment cover
(ELURA2 MC only)
(p. 94)
Tally lamp (p. 44)
Remote sensor (p. 42)
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Tripod/docking unit socket (p. 28, 31)
Docking unit attachment terminal (p. 28)
PHOTO button (p. 49, 97)
Transmitter
START/STOP
button (p. 17)
Zoom buttons (p. 20)
MENU button (p. 35)
SELF TIMER button (p. 67)
Controller buttons (p. 35)
START
/STOP PHOTO
SELF
TIMER
TV SCREEN button (p. 132)
DATA CODE button (p. 75)
ZOOM
W
T
MENU
SET
DATA
CODE
D.EFFECTS ON/OFF
MIX
BALANCE
AUDIO MONITOR button (p. 91)
REC PAUSE button (p. 81)
CARD
buttons (p. 101)
(ELURA2 MC only)
AUDIO
MONITOR ST-1
REC
PAUSE
– CARD +
AUDIO DUB. button (p. 89)
ST-2
SLIDESHOW
ZERO SET SEARCH
MEMORY SELECT
AUDIO
DUB.
REW
PLAY
FF
A/V
INSERT
–/
STOP
+/
REMOTE PAUSE
ZERO SET MEMORY button (p. 79)
SET button (p. 35)
D. EFFECTS ON/OFF button (p. 61, 108)
TV
SCREEN
SLOW
SET
WIRELESS CONTROLLER
×2
MIX BALANCE buttons (p. 91)
SLIDE SHOW button (p. 102)
(ELURA2 MC only)
Search buttons (p. 78)
SEARCH SELECT button (p. 78)
FF
button (p. 24)
PLAY
button (p. 24)
button (p. 26)
× 2 button (p. 26)
A/V INSERT button (p. 85)
STOP
REMOTE SET button (p. 43)
SLOW
REW
button (p. 24)
button (p. 26)
button (p. 24)
button (p. 26)
PAUSE
button (p. 25)
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Powering Your Camcorder
Before operating your camera, you will need to use the power adapter to:
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Provide power from an AC outlet
or
Charge a battery pack
• The power adapter converts current from a household power socket (100–240 V
AC, 50/60 Hz) to the DC current used by your camera.
• If the adapter is used next to a TV, it may cause bars to appear on the TV —
move the adapter away from the TV or the antenna cable.
Connecting the camera to an AC outlet
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4
2
Use the power adapter to provide your camera with instant power from an AC
outlet. Always turn the camera off before connecting/removing the power source.
1. Insert the DC coupler’s terminals into the camera and press the
other end until it clicks into place.
2. Connect the power cable to the adapter.
3. Plug the power cable into an AC outlet.
4. Connect the DC coupler to the adapter.
5. Remove the DC coupler from the camera after use, then disconnect
it from the adapter. Then unplug the power cable from the AC
outlet and disconnect it from the adapter.
• Press the BATT. release button and remove the coupler.
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Charging and attaching the battery packs
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Charge indicators
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Your battery pack was partially charged before it left the factory. It should have
enough power for you to check that your camera is working properly. However,
you must charge the battery pack fully if you want it to power the camera for
more than a few minutes.
The power adapter supplied with your camcorder can hold two battery packs and
is capable of charging them one after another. Additional battery packs are
available as an optional accessory ( 129).
Always turn the camera off before connecting/removing the battery.
1. Connect the power cable to the adapter and plug the power cable
into an AC outlet.
• One of the two charge indicators flashes red to show that charging is in
progress. Single flashes mean that the battery pack is less than 50% charged.
Double flashes mean that it is between 50% and 75% charged. Triple flashes
mean that it is more than 75% charged.
• The indicator glows steadily when the battery pack is fully charged.
• If the indicator blinks twice a second, the battery pack may be defective.
• If you attached two battery packs, the second battery pack now begins to
charge: its indicator flashes red to show that charging is in progress.
2. Attach one or two battery packs to the power adapter.
• Remove the battery pack’s terminal cover.
• Make sure the DC coupler is not connected.
• Insert the battery’s terminals into the adapter and press the other end until it
clicks into place.
3. Take the battery pack off the adapter and attach it to the camera.
4. Remove the battery pack after use.
• Press the BATT. release button and remove the battery.
• Be careful that the battery does not fall when you release it.
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• The adapter can charge a single battery pack from either side, A or B. If you
attach two battery packs, charging begins from the battery you first attach to the
adapter, or, if the batteries are already attached to the adapter when you plug it
into an AC outlet, from the side labeled “A”.
• When powering your camcorder from an AC outlet, you do not need to remove
battery packs attached to the adapter, but charging will not take place until you
remove the DC coupler from the adapter.
• Do not connect the power adapter to an unspecified product.
• You can find detailed notes for using the batteries in the “Notes on Using the
Batteries” ( 117). These notes include charging and recording times and how
to install the backup battery.
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CA-400 Compact Power Adapter
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Specifications
Power supply
Power consumption
Rated output
Operating temperature range
Dimensions
Weight
100–240 V AC, 50/60 Hz
40 W
Adapter mode : 7.2 V, 2.0 A DC
Charger mode : 8.4 V, 1.0/2.5 A DC
32°F–104°F (0°C –40°C)
3 × 4 3/4 × 2 1/8 in (75 × 120 × 53 mm)
8 7/8 oz (250 g) (without power cable)
Weight and dimensions are approximate.
Errors and omissions excepted.
Subject to change without notice.
When replacement of power supply is required, please return it to the
responsible nearest Canon Service Center and please replace it with the same
type number CA-400 or equivalent.
The Adapter can be used with a power supply between 100 and 240 V AC. For
areas where 120 V AC power is not used, you will need a special plug adapter.
Contact your nearest Canon Service Center for further information.
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Loading a Cassette
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OPEN / EJECT
PUSH
Only use videocassettes marked with the D logo.*
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Loading and unloading
1. Make sure that you have attached a power source.
2. Slide the OPEN / EJECT 5 switch upwards to release the cassette
compartment cover.
• Pull the cover fully open (while holding the button upwards) and wait a
couple of seconds for the cassette compartment to open automatically.
• The confirmation beep sounds when the cassette cover fully opens.
3. Load or unload the cassette.
• Insert the cassette gently with the window facing out, and the REC/SAVE
tab on the lower outer corner.
• Remove the cassette by pulling it straight out.
4. Press the P mark on the compartment until it clicks, and wait
for it to close.
5. Click the cover back into place.
* D is a trade mark.
• After loading a cassette, use record search ( 52) to find the point where you
want to start recording.
• Do not interfere with the cassette compartment while it is opening or closing
automatically, or attempt to close the cover.
• Be careful not to get your fingers caught in the cassette compartment cover.
• Do not leave the cassette in the camera after use — return it to its case and store
it in a cool, clean, dry place.
• When you turn the camera’s power on, v flashes in the display until you load a
cassette.
• With some types of tapes, the remaining tape display may not give an accurate
reading ( 133).
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Protecting tapes from accidental erasure
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REC
SAVE
REC
SAVE
Handling cassettes
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To protect your recording from accidental erasure, slide the tab on the cassette so
that it exposes the hole. (This switch position is usually labeled SAVE or ERASE
OFF.)
If you load this cassette and put the camera in record pause mode ( 16), “THE
TAPE IS SET FOR ERASURE PREVENTION” is displayed for approx. 4
seconds and then the v mark flashes in the display. The camera also shows the
above phrase if you accidentally press the REC PAUSE button on the camera or
the wireless controller with the camera switched to VCR mode.
If you want to record on the cassette again, slide the tab back so the hole is closed.
• To protect the tape heads, transfer cassettes directly from the tape case to the
camcorder — do not open the tape protect cover or touch the tape itself.
• Do not use cassettes where the tape has been damaged or spliced — they may
damage the camcorder.
• Do not insert anything into the small holes on the cassette or cover them with
cellophane tape.
• Handle cassettes with care — dropping them or exposing them to external
shocks may cause internal damage.
• Store cassettes in the provided case, first rewinding them to the start of the tape
and then storing them upright.
• A cassette with metal plated terminals may become dirty with use, affecting
information transfer. Therefore, after using a tape about 10 times, be sure to
clean the terminals with a cotton swab.
Cassette memory
You are unable to use the cassette memory function with this camcorder.
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Basic Recording
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3
1
VC
R
P
OF
F
ER MOVIE
POW P.S
CAN
4, 5
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Before you start recording
Have you completed the following steps?
• Attached a power source ( 11).
• Removed the lens cap ( 116).
• Chosen the display: viewfinder ( 116) or LCD screen ( 21)
• Extended the viewfinder ( 116) /adjusted the LCD screen ( 21)
• When you’re using the viewfinder, fully close the LCD or rotate the LCD so
that it faces the same direction as the lens ( 23).
You may also want to install the backup battery (
and time display ( 45).
119) in order to set the date
To record
1. Press the button next to the POWER dial and hold, turn the
POWER dial to MOVIE.
• The camera automatically sets to record pause mode. PAUSE appears in the
display.
• The camera power indicator lights up red.
• The confirmation beep sounds.
• The camera will turn itself off if you leave it in record pause mode for more
than about 5 minutes. To return to record pause mode, turn the POWER dial
to OFF and then back to MOVIE.
• For Progressive Scan recording, see p. 48. ELURA2 MC only: For still
image recording to a MultiMediaCard, see p. 93.
2. Load a cassette (
16
14).
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3. Slide the program selector to [.
• This selects the camera’s Easy Recording program. It allows you to simply
point and shoot without making any manual adjustments ( 55).
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4. Press and release the start/stop button once to begin recording.
• For still image recording to a cassette, see p. 49.
5. Press and release the start/stop button again to pause recording.
• The camera returns to record pause mode and PAUSE reappears in the
display.
• You can stop and restart recording as often as you like by pressing the
start/stop button.
• After loading a cassette, start recording when the tape counter has stopped.
When you have finished recording
Replace the lens cap.
Return the viewfinder to its retracted position.
Return the LCD screen flush to the camera body.
Unload the cassette.
Turn the POWER dial to OFF.
Disconnect the power source.
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•
•
•
•
•
•
• To check that the camera is recording correctly, make a test recording first.
• Before making important recordings, clean the video heads using a Canon
DVM-CL Digital Video Head Cleaning Cassette or a commercially available
digital video head cleaning cassette.
• To close the LCD panel, rotate it vertically until the screen faces you, then push
it in flat against the side of the camera until it clicks securely.
• You cannot monitor the sound from the speaker when recording.
• For tips on how to make better videos, see p. 31.
• For extra recording time, set REC MODE to LP ( 18).
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Changing the recording mode (SP/LP)
You can record and play back a tape in SP (standard play) and LP (long play)
modes. LP extends tape usage by 1.5 times.
You can’t add sound (audio dubbing) or images (A/V insert) to a tape that has
been recorded in LP mode. If you plan to use either of these functions later,
record in SP mode.
MOVIE
P.SCAN
VCR
CARD
PLAY
VCR SET UP
(
REC MODE••••SP
34)
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To change to LP mode, open the menu and select VCR SET UP. Then select
REC MODE, set it to LP and close the menu.
• When recording and playing back tapes in LP mode, the nature of the tape and
usage conditions may affect recording, mosaic-like noise may appear in the
image and the sound may be distorted during playback. For important
recordings, therefore, set the camera to SP mode.
• If you record in both modes on the same tape, the picture may become distorted
during playback and the time code may not be written correctly.
• A tape recorded in LP mode on other digital equipment may produce mosaiclike noise and the sound may become distorted when played back on this
camcorder, and vice versa.
16:9 (Widescreen TV recording)
Produces images in the 16:9 format for
playback on widescreen TVs.
MOVIE
P.SCAN
CAM.SET UP
(
16:9••••••••OFF
34)
To switch 16:9 to ON, open the menu and select CAM.SET UP. Then select
16:9, set it to ON and close the menu.
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• “16:9” is shown in the display when you switch the 16:9 mode on.
• You cannot use the 16:9 mode with the Easy Recording program.
• You cannot use the 16:9 mode when the multi-image screen is set. The 16:9
display becomes set to “– – –”.
• If you play back a recording made for 16:9 on a normal TV screen, the image
will appear to be vertically “squashed” (compressed).
• If you connect the camera to a TV with an S1 terminal or the Video ID-1
system, recordings made in the 16:9 mode for wide screen TVs will
automatically play back in wide screen mode on the TV screen.
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Confirmation/Warning beeps
The camera’s short operation confirmation beeps are indicated by ` in the
illustrations. Beeps sound upon certain camera operations such as when you turn
the camera on, during the self-timer countdown, right before the camera’s
automatic shut-off, and also upon any unusual condition of the camera. Beeps are
not recorded on the tape.
MOVIE
P.SCAN
VCR
CARD
REC
SYSTEM
(
E
CARD
PLAY
BEEP••••••••ON
34)
To turn the beep off, open the menu and select SYSTEM. Then select BEEP,
set it to OFF and close the menu.
About the POWER dial lock lever
ELURA2
2: VCR, OFF, MOVIE
22: VCR, OFF, MOVIE, P.SCAN
ELURA2 MC
2: CARD PLAY, VCR, OFF, MOVIE
22: CARD PLAY, VCR, OFF, MOVIE, P.SCAN, CARD REC
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The POWER dial lock lever has been preset to the 2 position. Switch it to the
22 position when you want to use the P. SCAN ( 48) and CARD REC
(ELURA2 MC only,
97) modes. It is recommended that you return the lock
lever to the 2 position when you finish recording.
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Zooming
Zoom in
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W
T
Zoom out
10× optical zoom
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The camera’s 10× zoom lens allows you to choose the best picture angle for each
scene:
• Move the zoom control towards W to zoom out to wide-angle.
• Move it towards T to zoom in to telephoto.
You can also control the speed of zooming:
• Move the control slightly to zoom slowly.
• Move it farther to zoom more quickly. (The farther you move the zoom control,
the faster the zoom speed.)
The T and W buttons on the wireless controller adjust the picture angle, but not
the zoom speed.
40× digital zoom
Magnifies the camera’s zoom range by up to 4×.
The zoom control continues to work as usual. You can freely zoom in and out
between 1× and 40× magnification — the camera automatically switches between
optical zooming (up to 10×) and digital zooming (10× to 40×). A zoom bar shows
up in the display. The digital zoom area is in blue.
MOVIE
P.SCAN
CARD
REC
CAM.SET UP
(
D.ZOOM••••••ON
34)
To turn the digital zoom off, open the menu and select CAM.SET UP. Then
select D.ZOOM, set it to OFF and close the menu.
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• When zooming, as a rule, keep at least 3 ft 33/8 in (1 m) between you and your
subject. However when the zoom is at the wide-angle position, you can focus
on a subject as close as 3/8 in (1 cm).
• Image resolution is slightly lower when the magnification is greater than 10×.
• You cannot use digital zoom when the multi-image screen is set. The display
becomes “– – –”.
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Using the LCD Screen
Open the LCD screen
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Push the LCD panel OPEN button and
open the panel by pulling it away from
the camera. This automatically
switches the LCD screen on and the
viewfinder off. When you close the
LCD panel, the LCD screen
automatically switches off and the
viewfinder switches back on.
Changing the angle of the LCD screen
You can choose the angle of the screen
that suits you best by opening and
rotating the screen, also you can rotate
the LCD screen so that faces in the
direction of the lens ( 23).
180°
90°
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90°
You can also push the panel flat
against the camera until it is flush with
the side, with the screen facing
outwards.
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•
•
•
•
Avoid touching the LCD screen when moving the LCD panel.
Do not hold the camera by the LCD panel or the viewfinder.
Make sure you open the LCD panel at 90°, before attempting to rotate it.
Always rotate the LCD panel vertically into place, before closing it or pushing
it flat against the side of the camera.
• Always fully close the LCD panel until it clicks securely.
• Be careful not to leave the LCD, viewfinder or lens exposed to direct sunlight
outdoors or in a window. Doing so could cause damage.
• Bright light falling on the LCD screen may cause glare that makes it difficult
for you to view the image. In this case, switch to using the viewfinder. You are
also able to adjust the brightness of the screen (see “Adjusting the LCD screen”
below).
Adjusting the LCD screen
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You can adjust the brightness of the LCD screen.
MOVIE
P.SCAN
VCR
CARD
REC
CARD
PLAY
DISP.SET UP
(
BRIGHTNESS••–
+
34)
Open the menu and select DISP.SET UP from the menu. Then select
BRIGHTNESS, adjust the level with the SELECT dial and close the menu.
A bar showing the level appears in the display for 4 seconds.
• Turn the SELECT dial up to make the display brighter.
• Turn the SELECT dial down to make the display darker.
• The camera will remember your brightness setting even after you turn it off.
• The brightness of the LCD does not affect that of the recorded images or the
viewfinder.
About the LCD Screen
The LCD screen built into this camcorder is a high precision product.
However, small black dots or bright points of light (red, blue or green) may
appear constantly on the LCD screen. This is not a malfunction of the LCD screen
and they are not recorded on the tape. (Effective dots: more than 99.99%)
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Allowing the subject to monitor recording
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When you turn the LCD panel so that it
faces the same direction as the lens,
you can watch yourself during
recording or let your subject monitor
recording. The viewfinder is also
activated when the panel is in this
position. Extend the viewfinder.
• You can choose the display style,
reversed (mirror on) or not (mirror
off). The recording itself is
unaffected regardless of which one
you choose.
MOVIE
P.SCAN
CARD
REC
DISP.SET UP
MIRROR••••••ON
34)
To turn the mirror mode off, open the menu and select DISP.SET UP. Then
select MIRROR, set it to OFF and close the menu.
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(
The indicators that appear in the LCD display when MIRROR is
turned on:
REC
REC PAUSE
EJECT
ELURA2 MC only:
NO CARD
<<<< CARD ACCESS
• These and all other indicators appear normally in the viewfinder.
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Playing Back a Cassette
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3
ON/
OFF
REC SEARCH D.EFFECTS
1
POW
ER
E
VI
MO N
P.SCA
VCR
OF
F
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You can use the LCD screen for instant, on-the-spot playback. The camera also
plays back the sound track via the built-in speaker ( 27).
• When you play back a tape, you can also close the LCD panel with its screen
side facing up. Operate the camera with the wireless controller when the LCD
panel is in this position.
• When you’re using the viewfinder to view playback, close the LCD panel.
To play back your recordings on a TV, see p. 28.
To use the wireless controller, see p. 42.
• To avoid accidental recording, make sure that you slide the tab on the cassette
so that it exposes the hole (the switch position is usually labeled SAVE or
ERASE OFF).
1. Attach a power source and turn the POWER dial to VCR.
• The power indicator lights up green.
2. Load the cassette.
3. Press the e (play) button to start playback.
• To end playback, press the 3 (stop) button.
• To wind the tape forwards, stop playback and press the 1 (fast forward)
button.
• To wind the tape backwards, stop playback and press the ` (rewind)
button.
• If the playback picture is rough (mosaic-like noise), clean the video heads
using a Canon DVM-CL Digital Video Head Cleaning Cassette or a
commercially available digital video head cleaning cassette.
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Other playback modes
Playback pause
Press the a (pause) button. To resume normal playback, press it again, or press
the e (play) button. The camera automatically goes into stop mode after about 5
minutes’ playback pause.
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Fast forward playback
To play back the recording at about 9.5 times normal speed, press and hold the
1 (fast forward) button during normal playback or press and hold the 1 (fast
forward) button during normal fast forward.
Rewind playback
For reverse playback at about 9.5 times normal speed, press and hold the
` (rewind) button during normal playback or press and hold the ` (rewind)
button during normal rewind.
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Special playback
Frame Advance
To play back frame by frame, press the
+/ ae button repeatedly during
playback pause.
Press and hold to play back continuous
frame advance.
REW
PLAY
FF
–/
STOP
+/
PAUSE
SLOW
×2
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Frame Reverse
To play back in reverse frame by frame,
press the –/4a button repeatedly during
playback pause.
Press and hold to play back continuous frame reverse.
Slow Forward Playback
To play back at about 1/5 normal speed, press the SLOW M button during normal
playback.
Press the PLAY e button to return to normal playback.
• The camera automatically returns to playback after about 30 seconds of slow
playback.
Slow Reverse Playback
To play back in reverse at about 1/5 normal speed, press the –/4a button and
then the SLOW M button during normal playback.
Press the PLAY e button to return to normal playback.
• The camera automatically returns to ×1 reverse playback after about 30 seconds
of slow playback.
Reverse Playback
To play back in reverse at normal speed, press the –/4a button during normal
forward playback.
Press the PLAY e button to return to normal forward playback.
Forward ×2 Playback
Press the ×2 button during normal playback.
Press the PLAY e button to return to normal playback.
Reverse ×2 Playback
Press the –/4a button and then the ×2 button during normal playback.
Press the PLAY e button to return to normal playback.
• Mosaic-like noise appears on the screen during some of the special playback modes.
• There’s no audio during special playback.
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Built-in speaker
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The camcorder has a built-in speaker so you can review the sound track alongside
the picture during playback.
VC
R
POWER O F F
C
P.S
MO
VIE
AN
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Adjust the speaker volume by turning the SELECT dial.
• Turn the SELECT dial up to increase the volume, and down to lower the
volume.
• A VOLUME bar appears in the display to indicate the current volume. It
disappears in 4 seconds.
• You can turn off the volume completely by turning the SELECT dial down until
OFF appears.
• You can also adjust the headphone volume separately from the built-in speaker.
(Use the DU-300 Docking Unit to connect the headphones, p.65.)
• The levels you adjust for the built-in speaker and headphones are memorized
separately. The camera remembers your levels even if you turn the camera off
and back on again.
• The speaker turns off when the camera is set to any mode other than VCR or
when you use headphones.
• Sometimes audio may sound distorted when the volume is turned up high. If
this happens, turn down the volume.
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Connections for Playback on a TV Screen
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You can connect the camera to a TV or VCR in order to play back your
recordings. You will need to attach a power source to the camera ( 11).
Power off all devices before starting the connections.
See your TV or VCR instruction manual for further details.
Attaching the DU-300 Docking Unit
The DU-300 Docking Unit is fitted with microphone, headphone,
S-video and LANC u terminals. Connect it to the base of the ELURA2/
ELURA2 MC via the docking unit attachment terminal.
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LOCKING SCREW
LOOSEN
TIGHTEN
1. Make sure that the ELURA2/ELURA2 MC is switched off.
2. Align the terminals of the docking unit and the camera.
3. Push the docking unit onto the camera and turn the locking screw
clockwise to fix it securely onto the base.
• To remove, turn the locking screw counter-clockwise and pull the docking
unit from the base of the camera.
DU-300 Docking Unit
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Specifications
S-video terminal input/output
Microphone terminal
Headphone terminal
LANC u terminal
Dimensions
Weight
1 Vp-p (Y signal), 0.286 Vp-p (C signal)
ø 3.5 mm stereo minijack, –57 dBV (with
600 ohm mic)/at least 5 kohms
ø 3.5 mm stereo minijack
ø 2.5 mm mini minijack
3 × 1 1/8 × 2 1/4 in (77 × 29 × 56 mm)
1 3/4 oz (50 g)
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Weight and dimensions are approximate.
Erorrs and omissions excepted.
Subject to change without notice.
If your TV (or VCR) has an S (S1) -video input terminal
S
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For higher picture quality, we recommend playing back recordings on a TV with
an S (S1) terminal. If you connect the camera to a TV with an S1 terminal or the
Video ID-1 system, recordings made in the 16:9 mode for wide screen TVs will
automatically play back in wide screen mode on the TV screen.
INPUT
S-150 S-video Cable
S(S1)-VIDEO
VIDEO
AUDIO
STV-250N Stereo Video Cable
L
R
• Attach the DU-300 Docking Unit in order to use the S-video terminal ( 28).
• Use the S-150 S-video Cable to connect the S-video terminals. Use the
STV-250N Stereo Video Cable to connect the AUDIO terminals. Connect the
white plug to the white AUDIO terminal L (left). Connect the red plug to the red
AUDIO terminal R (right). Do not connect the yellow plug.
• If you are connecting the camera to a TV, set the TV/VIDEO selector on the
television to VIDEO.
• If you are connecting the camera to a VCR, set the input selector on the VCR to
LINE.
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If your TV (or VCR) has audio/video input terminals
INPUT
VIDEO
STV-250N Stereo Video Cable
AUDIO
L
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R
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• Connect the camera using the STV-250N Stereo Video Cable. Connect the white
plug to the white audio terminal L (left). Connect the red plug to the red audio
terminal R (right). Connect the yellow plug to the yellow video terminal
VIDEO.
• If you are connecting the camera to a TV, set the TV/VIDEO selector on the
television to VIDEO.
• If you are connecting the camera to a VCR, set the input selector on the VCR to
LINE.
• If you are going to use the TV as a monitor while you are shooting, remember
to keep the TV volume turned down as long as the camera’s audio terminals are
connected. If the sound from the TV speakers is picked up by the microphone,
an unpleasant high-pitched squeal, called feedback, may be produced.
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Tips for Making Better Videos
Holding the camera
For maximum stability, grip the camera in your right hand
and keep your right elbow pressed against your body.
If necessary support the camera with your left hand. With
practice, you will be able to operate the controls by touch,
without taking your eye off the action.
• When holding the camera, be sure to avoid touching the
lens and the microphone.
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Using a tripod
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To prevent any unwanted movement, you can mount the
camera on a tripod, (or any flat surface at a suitable
height) and operate it with the wireless controller.
• When you are using a tripod, be careful not to leave the
viewfinder exposed to bright sunlight or it may melt.
(The light is concentrated by the viewfinder lens.)
• Make sure that the fastening screw of the tripod is no
longer than 1/4 inch (5.5 mm), or it will damage the
camera.
Composition
The most important element in the scene does not have to
be in the center. For a more interesting picture, try to
position your subject so it is slightly to one side. Leave
some space on the side of the frame that the subject is
facing or moving towards.
Don’t cut off the top of the subject’s head, and don’t cut
people off at the neck, hips or knees (move a little bit
above or below).
Watch out for distracting objects in the background.
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Picture angle
Instead of zooming while recording, try
to choose your picture angle before you
begin. A good way to tell a story with
video is to begin with a long shot that
establishes the situation, and then move
in with medium shots and close-ups to
show the details. Remember to change
your viewpoint for each shot.
Long shot
Medium shot
Close-up
Remember that any camera movement
or change in picture angle should have
a definite purpose. Avoid unnecessary
or half-hearted movements.
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Camera moves
Use pans to record a landscape or
follow a moving subject. Decide the
area you want to cover and stand facing
the end of your panning angle. Without
moving your feet, turn your waist to the
starting position. Start recording, and
after a few seconds begin to turn slowly
from the waist. Hold the final image for
a few seconds before you stop
recording.
Tilt the camera up to exaggerate the
height of the subject. Tilt down from
the top of a building, for example, as an
introduction to subjects at the bottom.
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Turning the Image Stabilizer Off
E
MENU
With most camcorders, even the slightest hand movements will be noticeable
during telephoto recording. However, the ELURA2/ELURA2 MC’s image
stabilizer allows you to obtain steady recordings even at high magnification.
MOVIE
P.SCAN
CARD
REC
CAM.SET UP
(
IMAGE S.
•ON
34)
• The image stabilizer is designed to deal with a normal degree of camera shake.
• Keep the image stabilizer turned off when the camera is mounted on a tripod.
• The image stabilizer is not as effective as usual during the Low Light mode.
Using the Full
Range of Features
To turn the image stabilizer off, open the menu and select CAM.SET UP.
Then select IMAGE S., set it to OFF and close the menu.
• The i mark disappears from the display when the stabilizer is off.
• The image stabilizer cannot be turned off when the program selector is set
to the [ (Easy Recording) position.
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Using the Menus
E
Many of the camera’s advanced functions are selected from menus which appear
in the display.
There are 4 main menus:
CAM. MENU Camera menu
VCR MENU
VCR menu
C.REC MENU Card record menu
C.PLAY MENU Card play menu
2
CAM. MENU
MOVIE
CAM.MENU
(
(
(
(
2
P.SCAN
VCR MENU
SEL.SETSET
MENUCLOSE
SEL.SETSET
MENUCLOSE
D.EFFECTS
VCR SET UP
CARD SET UP
CARD OPER.
DISP.SET UP
SYSTEM
RETURN
2 C.
REC MENU (ELURA2 MC
only) CARD
REC
Using the Full
Range of Features
VCR
VCR MENU
D.EFFECTS
CAM.SET UP
VCR SET UP
DISP.SET UP
SYSTEM
RETURN
C.REC MENU
36)
37)
39) (ELURA2 MC only)
40) (ELURA2 MC only)
2 C.
PLAY MENU (ELURA2 MC
only) CARD
PLAY
C.PLAY MENU
SEL.SETSET
MENUCLOSE
SEL.SETSET
MENUCLOSE
CARD OPER.
VCR SET UP
DISP.SET UP
SYSTEM
RETURN
D.EFFECTS
CAM.SET UP
CARD SET UP
DISP.SET UP
SYSTEM
RETURN
Selecting from the Menus
The following icons are used throughout this manual to show the setting for the
POWER dial:
ELURA2
ELURA2 MC
VCR
VC
R
VCR
VC
POWER OFF
R
POWER OFF
AN
MOVIE
P.SCAN
N
CA
P.S ARD
C
REC
MO
VIE
C
P.S
MO
VIE
34
CA
PL RD
AY
CARD
PLAY
MOVIE
CARD
REC
P.SCAN
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MENU
MENU
TV
SCREEN
SET
1. Turn the POWER dial to the appropriate setting.
2. Press the MENU button to open the menu.
• One of the main menus appears, according to the POWER dial setting.
3. Turn the SELECT dial and move the arrow to the desired
submenu.
4. Press the SELECT dial in to select.
• The submenu appears.
5. Turn the SELECT dial and move the arrow to the desired
function.
6. Press the SELECT dial in to select.
• The function and its settings only appear.
• If you are setting a function other than the white balance or shutter speed,
the function will be set if you close the menu here.
8. Press the SELECT dial in to select.
• The function is set and you return to the submenu.
9. Turn the SELECT dial and move the arrow to b RETURN.
10.Press the SELECT dial in to select.
Using the Full
Range of Features
7. Turn the SELECT dial and move the arrow to the desired setting.
• You return to the main menu.
11.Press the MENU button.
• The main menu disappears.
• Pressing the MENU button at any time closes the menu.
• Selecting b RETURN takes you back one menu, or closes the main menu.
• Available menu items appear in yellow. Items that are unavailable, due to the
tape or card situation or the settings of other menu items, appear in purple.
• You may often find it convenient to use the wireless controller to move around
the menus. Press its MENU button to open/close the menu and use the arrow
keys in place of turning the SELECT dial. Push the SET button to select.
• Pressing the start/stop button or the PHOTO button will close the menu and
start recording.
• You can display the menus on a connected TV screen by turning TV SCREEN
( 132) on through the menu or using the wireless controller’s TV SCREEN
button. See p. 28 for TV hookup instructions.
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List of Menus
Turn to the appropriate page for a detailed explanation of each function.
2 CAM. MENU
Appears when the POWER dial is set to MOVIE or P.SCAN .
There are 5(+1) submenus within the CAM. MENU.
1
2
3
4
5
6
To digital effects submenu
To camera set up submenu
To VCR set up submenu
To display set up submenu
To system submenu
Close main menu
CAM.MENU
1
3
5
SEL.SETSET
MENUCLOSE
D.EFFECTS
CAM.SET UP
VCR SET UP
DISP.SET UP
SYSTEM
RETURN
2
4
6
Using the Full
Range of Features
1 Digital effects submenu
q
w
e
r
t
y
Digital effects select ............. 61
Fader ..................................... 61
Effect..................................... 62
Multi-image screen speed..... 63
Multi-image screen split ....... 63
To card mix menu
(ELURA2 MC only)........... 107
u Return
D.EFFECTS
q
e
t
u
SEL.SETSET
MENUCLOSE
D.E.SELECT••OFF
FADER•••••••–––
EFFECT••••••–––
M.S.SPEED•••–––
M.S.SPLIT•••–––
CARD MIX
RETURN
w
r
y
Card mix submenu (y)
(ELURA2 MC only)
i Mix type..............................
o Mix level.............................
!0 Return
106
107
CARD MIX
i
!0
100-0001
43/50
MIX TYPE••••–––
MIX LEVEL•••–––
RETURN
o
2 Camera set up submenu
!1
!2
!3
!4
!5
!6
36
Shutter speed.........................
Digital zoom .........................
Image stabilizer.....................
16:9 effect .............................
White balance .......................
Return
70
20
33
18
73
CAM.SET UP
!1
!3
!5
SEL.SETSET
MENUCLOSE
SHUTTER•••••AUTO
D.ZOOM••••••ON
IMAGE S.
•ON
16:9••••••••OFF
WHITE BAL.••AUTO
RETURN
!2
!4
!6
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3 VCR set up submenu
!7
!8
!9
@0
Record mode.........................
Wind screen ..........................
Audio mode ..........................
Return
18
66
65
!7
!9
SEL.SETSET
MENUCLOSE
REC MODE••••SP
WIND SCREEN•OFF
AUDIO MODE••–––
RETURN
E
VCR SET UP
!8
@0
4 Display set up submenu
@1
@2
@3
@4
@5
Brightness ............................. 22
Mirror mode.......................... 23
TV screen............................ 132
Date/time display.................. 47
Return
DISP.SET UP
@1
@3
@5
SEL.SETSET
MENUCLOSE
+
BRIGHTNESS••–
MIRROR••••••ON
TV SCREEN•••ON
D/T DISPLAY•OFF
RETURN
@2
@4
5 System submenu
Wireless controller................
Tally lamp .............................
Beep ......................................
Time zone/Daylight
saving time............................
#0 Date/time set .........................
#1 Return
43
44
19
SYSTEM
@6
@8
#0
45
47
#1
SEL.SETSET
MENUCLOSE
WL.REMOTE•••
1
TALLY LAMP••ON
BEEP••••••••ON
T.ZONE/DST••–––
D/TIME SET••–––.––,––––
––:–– ––
RETURN
@7
@9
Using the Full
Range of Features
@6
@7
@8
@9
2 VCR MENU
Appears when the POWER dial is set to VCR .
There are 6 submenus within the VCR MENU.
1 To digital effects submenu
2 To VCR set up submenu
3 To card set up submenu
(ELURA2 MC only)
4 To card operations submenu
(ELURA2 MC only)
5 To display set up submenu
6 To system submenu
7 Close main menu
VCR MENU
1
3
5
7
D.EFFECTS
VCR SET UP
CARD SET UP
CARD OPER.
DISP.SET UP
SYSTEM
RETURN
SEL.SETSET
MENUCLOSE
2
4
6
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1 Digital effects submenu
E
q
w
e
r
t
y
Digital effects select .............
Fader .....................................
Effect.....................................
Multi-image screen speed.....
Multi-image screen split .......
Return
61
61
62
63
63
D.EFFECTS
SEL.SETSET
MENUCLOSE
q
D.E.SELECT••OFF
w
FADER•••••••–––
EFFECT••••••–––
M.S.SPEED•••–––
M.S.SPLIT•••–––
RETURN
r
y
e
t
2 VCR set up submenu
u
i
o
!0
!1
!2
Record mode.........................
Output channel......................
Audio dubbing ......................
Wind screen ..........................
Audio mode ..........................
Return
18
92
89
66
65
VCR SET UP
u
o
!1
SEL.SETSET
MENUCLOSE
REC MODE••••SP
OUTPUT CH•••L/R
AUDIO DUB•••AUDIO IN
WIND SCREEN•–––
AUDIO MODE••12bit
RETURN
i
!0
!2
Using the Full
Range of Features
3 Card set up submenu (ELURA2 MC only)
!3 Image quality ........................
!4 File numbers .........................
!5 Return
CARD SET UP
!3
!5
SEL.SETSET
MENUCLOSE
QUALITY•••••FINE
FILE NOS.•••CONTINUOUS
RETURN
!4
4 Card operations submenu (ELURA2 MC only)
!6 Copy from cassette to card .
!7 Return
38
94
96
109
CARD OPER.
!6
COPY[
RETURN
]
SEL.SETSET
MENUCLOSE
!7
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5 Display set up submenu
!8
!9
@0
@1
@2
@3
Brightness ............................. 22
Displays .............................. 132
6-second auto date ................ 77
Data code .............................. 76
Date/time select .................... 75
Return
!8
@0
@2
SEL.SETSET
MENUCLOSE
+
BRIGHTNESS••–
DISPLAYS••••ON
6SEC.DATE•••OFF
DATA CODE•••DATE/TIME
D/TIME SEL.•DATE & TIME
RETURN
E
DISP.SET UP
!9
@1
@3
6 System submenu
@4 Wireless controller................
@5 Beep ......................................
@6 Return
43
19
SYSTEM
@4
@6
SEL.SETSET
MENUCLOSE
WL.REMOTE•••
1
BEEP••••••••ON
RETURN
@5
2 C. REC MENU (ELURA2 MC only)
SEL.SETSET
MENUCLOSE
2
4
6
Using the Full
Range of Features
Appears when the POWER dial is set to CARD
REC .
There are 5 submenus within the C. REC MENU.
C.REC MENU
1 To digital effects submenu
1
D.EFFECTS
2 To camera set up submenu
CAM.SET UP
3
CARD SET UP
3 To card set up submenu
DISP.SET UP
4 To display set up submenu
SYSTEM
5
RETURN
5 To system submenu
6 Close main menu
1 Digital effects submenu
q
w
e
r
t
Digital effects select .............
Effect.....................................
Multi-image screen speed.....
Multi-image screen split .......
Return
61
62
63
63
D.EFFECTS
q
w
r
SEL.SETSET
MENUCLOSE
D.E.SELECT•• OFF
EFFECT••••••–––
M.S.SPEED•••–––
M.S.SPLIT•••–––
RETURN
e
t
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2 Camera set up submenu
E
y
u
i
o
!0
Shutter speed.........................
Digital zoom .........................
Image stabilizer.....................
White balance .......................
Return
70
20
33
73
CAM.SET UP
y
i
!0
SEL.SETSET
MENUCLOSE
SHUTTER•••••AUTO
D.ZOOM••••••ON
IMAGE S.
•ON
WHITE BAL.••AUTO
RETURN
u
o
3 Card set up submenu
!1
!2
!3
!4
Image quality ........................
File numbers .........................
Shutter sound ........................
Return
94
96
96
CARD SET UP
!1
!3
SEL.SETSET
MENUCLOSE
QUALITY•••••FINE
FILE NOS.•••CONTINUOUS
SHTR SOUND••ON
RETURN
!2
!4
Using the Full
Range of Features
4 Display set up submenu
!5
!6
!7
!8
!9
Brightness ............................. 22
Mirror mode.......................... 23
TV screen............................ 132
Date/time display.................. 47
Return
DISP.SET UP
!5
!7
!9
SEL.SETSET
MENUCLOSE
+
BRIGHTNESS••–
MIRROR••••••ON
TV SCREEN•••ON
D/T DISPLAY•OFF
RETURN
!6
!8
5 System submenu
@0 Wireless controller................
@1 Beep ......................................
@2 Time zone/Daylight saving
time .......................................
@3 Date/time set .........................
@4 Return
43
19
SYSTEM
@0
@2
45
47
@4
SEL.SETSET
MENUCLOSE
WL.REMOTE•••
1
BEEP••••••••ON
T.ZONE/DST••N.Y.
D/TIME SET••–––.––,––––
––:–– ––
RETURN
@1
@3
2 C. PLAY MENU (ELURA2 MC only)
Appears when the POWER dial is set to CARD
PLAY .
There are 4 submenus within the C. PLAY MENU.
1
2
3
4
5
40
To card operations submenu
To VCR set up submenu
To display set up submenu
To system submenu
Close main menu
C.PLAY MENU
1
3
5
CARD OPER.
VCR SET UP
DISP.SET UP
SYSTEM
RETURN
SEL.SETSET
MENUCLOSE
2
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1 Card operations submenu
q
w
e
r
t
y
u
To index ..............................
To image protect .................
To print mark ......................
Copy from card to cassette .
Image erase .........................
Format.................................
Return
102
103
111
110
104
112
CARD OPER.
q
e
t
u
E
SEL.SETSET
MENUCLOSE
INDEX
PROTECT
PRINT MARK
]
COPY[
IMAGE ERASE
FORMAT
RETURN
w
r
y
2 VCR set up submenu
i Record mode.........................
o Return
18
VCR SET UP
i
SEL.SETSET
MENUCLOSE
REC MODE••••SP
RETURN
o
3 Display set up submenu
Brightness ............................. 22
Displays .............................. 132
Date/time select .................... 75
Return
DISP.SET UP
!0
!2
SEL.SETSET
MENUCLOSE
+
BRIGHTNESS••–
DISPLAYS••••ON
D/TIME SEL.•DATE & TIME
RETURN
!1
!3
4 System submenu
!4 Wireless controller................
!5 Beep ......................................
!6 Return
43
19
SYSTEM
!4
!6
SEL.SETSET
MENUCLOSE
WL.REMOTE•••
1
BEEP••••••••ON
RETURN
Using the Full
Range of Features
!0
!1
!2
!3
!5
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Using the Wireless Controller/Tally Lamp
E
The supplied wireless controller can
operate the camera from a distance of
up to 16 feet (5 m). Point it at the
camera’s remote sensor while you press
the buttons. The camera's tally lamp
will light up when it receives signals
from the wireless controller.
There are some functions that cannot be
operated without the wireless
controller:
• Special playback ( 26)
• Photo/date search ( 78)
• Zero set memory ( 79)
• Audio mix ( 91)
• A/V insert ( 85)
• Audio dubbing ( 88)
t
16f
Using the Full
Range of Features
Inserting batteries
Insert two AA batteries, following the
= and - markings. Be careful not to
reverse the polarity of the batteries.
• When using the wireless controller in brightly lit places or outdoors, the
effective range will be less.
• The camera may have difficulty picking up the remote control signals at
extremely close range.
• Do not leave the controller exposed to direct sunlight, or in hot or humid places.
• When the batteries run out, replace them both together.
• If the wireless controller doesn’t work, see p. 43.
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When Operating 2 Canon DV Camcorders (Remote Sensor Mode)
To prevent interference from other
Canon wireless controllers being used
nearby, there are 2 remote sensor
modes and an off setting. The wireless
controller and the camera have to be set
to the same mode in order to be
compatible.
E
ZOOM
W
T
REMOTE
SET
The wireless controller and the camera have been preset to mode 1. If you change
the mode on the camera, be sure to change the mode on the wireless controller to
the same mode.
MOVIE
P.SCAN
VCR
CARD
REC
CARD
PLAY
SYSTEM
(
34)
WL.REMOTE•••
1
A 1 : Mode 1
A 2 : Mode 2
OFFB : Sensor off
To change the mode...
...on the camera:
Open the menu and select SYSTEM. Then select WL.REMOTE, set it to
A 1 or A 2 and close the menu.
• The selected mode will appear on the display for 4 seconds.
Using the Full
Range of Features
To turn the remote sensor off:
Open the menu and select SYSTEM. Then select WL.REMOTE, set it to OFF
B and close the menu.
• B appears in the display.
...on the wireless controller:
Press and hold the REMOTE SET button on the wireless controller.
Simultaneously press the ZOOM W button for mode 1 or the ZOOM
T button for mode 2. Continue to press simultaneously for over 2
seconds.
• Be sure to set the wireless controller to the same mode as the camera.
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If your wireless controller isn’t working:
E
Make sure the camera and the wireless controller are both set to the same mode.
Check the mode the camera is set to by pushing any button other than the
REMOTE SET button on the wireless controller. The camera’s mode appears in
purple for about 4 seconds. Set the wireless controller’s mode accordingly by
pressing the aforementioned button combinations. If the wireless controller still
doesn’t work, change the batteries.
• The mode the camera is set to also appears for 4 seconds when you turn the
power on.
Turning off the tally lamp
Using the Full
Range of Features
The tally lamp lets you know that the
camera is recording, receiving signals
from the wireless controller or counting
down for the self-timer. However, its
flashing may be reflected into the lens
during close-up recording, or when
recording through glass.
You may therefore decide to turn it off.
MOVIE
P.SCAN
SYSTEM
(
TALLY LAMP••ON
34)
To turn the tally lamp off, open the menu and select SYSTEM. Then select
TALLY LAMP, set it to OFF and close the menu.
• The tally lamp no longer flashes during recording, but it will still light up
when the camera receives a signal from the wireless controller and during
the self-timer countdown.
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Setting the Date and Time
E
MENU
The date and/or time display forms part of the data code. You can choose to
display or hide it during playback ( 75).
Set the date and time display when you first start using your camera. Install the
backup battery before you begin ( 119).
• Before you start setting the date and time, select your home time zone from the
menu.
Setting the time zone/daylight saving time
MOVIE
P.SCAN
CARD
REC
SYSTEM
T.ZONE/DST••N.Y.
34)
1. Open the menu and select SYSTEM.
2. Select T.ZONE/DST.
• The time zone display appears on the screen.
• Your camcorder’s time zone is factory-preset to New York. If you are at
another time zone, select your time zone first and daylight saving time
(DST) setting if necessary.
Using the Full
Range of Features
(
3. Move up or down the list of time zones with the SELECT dial.
Select the option that represents your time zone.
• If you are now in daylight saving time, select the time zone with the
daylight saving time mark C next to the area.
4. Close the menu.
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16
1
19
18
24
20
4
2
3
17
6
7
10
9
15
8
5
21
23
14
12
22
11
13
14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24
Using the Full
Range of Features
No. Time zone
LONDON
PARIS
CAIRO
MOSCOW
DUBAI
KARACHI
DACCA
BANGKOK
H. KONG (Hong Kong)
TOKYO
SYDNEY
SOLOMON
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10 11 12 13
No. Time zone
WELLGTN (Wellington)
SAMOA
HONOLU (Honolulu)
ANCHOR (Anchorage)
L.A. (Los Angeles)
DENVER
CHICAGO
N.Y. (New York)
CARACAS
RIO (Rio de Janeiro)
FERNAN. (Fernando de Noronha)
AZORES
• After you have selected your time zone and set the date and time, when you
travel to another time zone, there is no need to reset the date and time. Just set
the time zone to your destination and the camera’s clock will automatically
change to display the correct time for your destination.
• The camera automatically accounts for the number of days in a month and leap
year.
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Setting the clock
After you set the date and time, the date/time and home time zone will be
displayed for about 4 seconds each time you turn the power on.
MOVIE
P.SCAN
CARD
REC
SYSTEM
(
E
34)
D/TIME SET••JAN. 1,2000
12:00 AM
1. Open the menu and select SYSTEM.
2. Select D/TIME SET.
• The year display starts to flash.
3. Turn the SELECT dial up and down to change the year. Press the
dial in to move to another part of the display.
• Once you move from the year, the next part of the display starts flashing.
4. Set the month, day, hours, and minutes in the same way.
5. Press the MENU button when finished, and to start the clock.
Using the Full
Range of Features
• To make a change to part of the date and time, press the SELECT dial in at step
3 to move to the part to be changed. Turn the dial to make the change, then
close the menu.
• The date can be set to any year between 2000 and 2030.
• If you press the MENU button in the middle of setting the date and time, you
leave the menu, and the clock starts.
• If you press the SELECT dial in after setting the minutes you can set the date
and time again from the start.
Date and time display
You can choose to display or hide the date and time display during recording.
When the date and time display is set to ON, the date and time show in the lower
left-hand corner of the display but the time zone disappears in about 4 seconds.
The large, 4-second display will no longer appear when you turn on the power. It
is not automatically superimposed on your recordings.
MOVIE
P.SCAN
CARD
REC
DISP.SET UP
(
D/T DISPLAY•OFF
34)
To turn it on, open the menu and select DISP.SET UP. Then select D/T
DISPLAY, set it to ON and close the menu.
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Recording in Progressive Scan Mode (Digital Motor Drive)
In Progressive Scan Mode, the ELURA2/ELURA2 MC’s Digital Motor Drive
records 30 full frame images per second, continuously, for superior quality
frames. Use Progressive Scan Mode for fast moving scenes and moments that are
hard to capture just taking a still photo. Check your tennis or golf swing, for
example, or capture the smile of a baby. ELURA2: You can then record selected
still images onto a floppy disk with the Floppy Disk Still Image Recorder FR-100
(optional) and easily transfer them to a personal computer for print out, making
personalized postcards, calendars, etc. ELURA2 MC only: If you plan on copying
still images to a MultiMediaCard later, we recommend recording in Progressive
Scan Mode.
2
Using the Full
Range of Features
PO
WE
R
O
1
VCR
FF
E
VIE
MO
P.SCAN
3
1. Set the POWER dial lock lever to the 2 2 position.
2. Turn the POWER dial to P.SCAN.
• The power indicator lights up red.
• PRO.SCAN appears in the display.
3. Press the start/stop button to begin recording.
When you finish recording, return the lock lever to the 2 position.
• Progressive scan video may appear slightly jerky during normal playback.
Some recording conditions may be more suitable for MOVIE than P. SCAN.
• The camera will turn itself off if you leave it in record pause mode for more
than about 5 minutes. To return to record pause mode, set the POWER dial to
OFF and then back to P. SCAN.
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Taking Still Pictures to a Cassette
ELURA2 MC only: To take still images on a MultiMediaCard, see p. 97.
E
1
PHOTO
PHOTO
MENU
2
PHOTO
You can record still pictures like a photograph. The camera records the picture and
sound to tape for approximately 6 seconds. The exposure is automatically
adjusted.
Your still photos can be transferred to a PC for image enhancement and printout.
ELURA2: Record still photos onto a floppy disk with the optional Floppy Disk
Still Image Recorder FR-100 ( 51) for transfer to a PC. ELURA2 MC only:
Copy still photos automatically to a MultiMediaCard for transfer to a PC ( 109).
Also, starting your shooting with a still photo makes it easy to find the beginning
again later with the Photo Search function ( 78).
MOVIE
P.SCAN
During record mode
Press the PHOTO button fully down and the still picture will be taken
immediately.
Using the Full
Range of Features
You can take a still picture at any time during regular video recording, or you can
put the camcorder into record pause mode first, then take a still picture.
• The camera takes the image immediately, and then records the “photo” to the
tape for approximately 6 seconds. During this time the camera also records
the sound, and the display shows the still picture.
• A counter display appears, and counts up to 6 seconds as the camcorder
records the picture.
• The camera returns to record pause mode.
During record pause mode
1. Press the PHOTO button halfway down and hold it:
• “PHOTO” flashes at the bottom right of display.
• Exposure is locked.
• During autofocus F flashes white in the display as the camcorder adjusts the
focus and it is displayed continuously as a green mark when the camera is
ready to take the still picture.
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• If the subject is unsuitable for autofocus ( 125), the camera may not be
able to focus, and F may continue to flash white in the display. Adjust the
focus manually with the SELECT dial.
• If you are using manual focus ( 72), the F mark starts as a continous
green mark. Focus with the SELECT dial.
2. Press the PHOTO button fully down to take the still picture.
• The camera takes the image immediately, and then records the “photo” to
the tape for approximately 6 seconds. During this time the camera also
records the sound, and the display shows the still picture.
• A counter display appears, and counts up to 6 seconds as the camcorder
records the picture. F disappears from the display.
• The camera returns to record pause mode.
Using the Full
Range of Features
• The camera automatically returns to record pause mode after recording a still
image for approximately 6 seconds. If a cassette is inserted and you turn the
POWER dial to OFF during those approximately 6 seconds, the camera will
respond only after recording is complete.
• The wireless controller’s PHOTO button has no half-way setting. Press the
button fully and the camera immediately takes the “photo”.
• Only take “photos” where it is bright enough to see the image in the display.
• If you want to use an effect, make sure you set it before you take your picture.
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Transferring Still Pictures to a PC with the FR-100 (optional)
-For ELURA2 The Floppy Disk Still Image Recorder FR-100 captures images taken with the
camera, compressing them in JPEG format and recording them as still images
onto a floppy disk.
E
DV cable
Using the Full
Range of Features
1. Connect the power sources for the camera and the FR-100.
2. Turn the camera’s POWER dial to VCR, and connect the camera
and the FR-100 with the DV cable (supplied with the FR-100).
3. Insert a floppy disk into the FR-100.
4. Play back your cassette in the camera and search for the image you
want to capture. Find exactly the frame you want by using frame
advance/reverse ( 26).
5. Press the FR-100’s CAPTURE button to record the image onto the
floppy disk.
6. After you have finished recording images, remove the floppy disk
and insert it into your PC’s disk drive.
• For full details of how to use the FR-100, refer to its instruction manual.
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Searching and Reviewing While Recording
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Record search
When the camera is in record pause
mode, you can use record search to
play the tape forwards or backwards to
find the point where you want to start
or resume recording. This is useful
when you want to add a new scene to a
previously used cassette. By using
record search, you can ensure a smooth,
noise-free join between the new scene
and the old one.
MOVIE
REC SEARCH
P.SCAN
1. Press and hold the REC SEARCH + or – button on the camera
while you check the picture in the display.
• The + button plays the recording forwards and the – button plays it
backwards.
Using the Full
Range of Features
2. Release the button when you find the point where you want to start
recording.
• The camera returns to record pause mode.
Record review
When the camera is in record pause mode, you can use record review to play back
the last few seconds of your recording and then return automatically to record
pause mode. You can quickly make sure that a scene has recorded properly and
then go on to shoot the next scene, without producing any noise in the picture.
MOVIE
P.SCAN
1. Press and release the c (record review) button while you check the
picture in the display.
• The camera rewinds the tape, plays back the last few seconds, and returns to
record pause mode.
• Noise may appear on the screen when you play the tape backwards.
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Using the Various Recording Programs
E
P
The camera provides you with a choice of 7 recording programs. They use
different combinations of camera settings in order to adjust the exposure and other
functions to match the recording situation.
• For simple point-and-shoot operation, select the Easy Recording program. Slide
the program selector to the [ position.
• For normal shooting conditions, slide the program selector to Q (program AE)
mode. Open the program menu and select AUTO ( 54).
• For various other recording conditions, the camera has 5 more specialized AE
(auto exposure) programs.
Availability of functions in each recording program
P
[(Easy
Recording)
Recording
Program
Shutter Speed
Focus
Exposure
White balance
Image stabilizer (ON/OFF)
Digital effects
16:9
h : Available
P
Q
[
Auto
h
A
ON
i
i
i : Not available
Sports
&
Portrait Spotlight Sand
Snow
A
h
h
h
h
h
h
Low
Light
Using the Full
Range of Features
Position of
program selector
A : Automatic function only
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Setting the program AE mode
MOVIE
1.
2.
3.
4.
P.SCAN
CARD
REC
Slide the program selector to Q (program AE) mode.
Press the SELECT dial in to display the program menu.
Turn the SELECT dial to move the arrow up or down the display.
Press the SELECT dial in to select the desired program.
• The program will appear in the display.
Using the Full
Range of Features
5. Press the start/stop button to begin recording.
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• The name of your selected recording program appears constantly on the left of
the display, with the exception of Auto, which is displayed and then disappears
after 4 seconds.
• Avoid changing programs during recording as the brightness of the image may
change suddenly.
• The specialized AE programs are not suitable for all kinds of lighting. The
image may flicker, or a bright line may appear on the screen if you use them in
the wrong lighting conditions.
• If you switch the camera from the [ program to the Q program, the camera
returns to the Auto program.
• When recording in dark places a bright light in the
scene may cause a vertical light bar (“smear”) to
appear. This is a normal feature of camcorders.
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Easy Recording
The simplest way to use the camera is with the
program selector set to the [ position. The
camera will take care of focus, exposure and
other adjustments, leaving you free to point and
shoot.
E
[
Auto
This is the same as the Easy Recording program,
except that you now have the option of using
any of the camera’s manual functions.
AUTO
Sports
SPORTS
Using the Full
Range of Features
This program is useful for recording high-speed
sports scenes in brightly lit conditions. Normal
playback will be slightly jerky, but you will get
clear images which can be analyzed frame by
frame during slow or paused playback.
Portrait
Use this program outdoors to make subjects
stand out from a softened foreground and
background. It works well for still-lifes and
close-ups. The effect is most noticeable when
the zoom position is between the middle range
and the telephoto end. Focus manually for
maximum accuracy, and be careful when
recording action scenes, as this program may
cause fast moving objects to shudder.
PORTRAIT
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Spotlight
This program is designed for recording spotlit
scenes, such as on a stage. The exposure is
automatically adjusted for glare-free recordings
of subjects lit by a concentrated light source.
SPOTLIGHT
Sand & Snow
Use this program in places where the
background is so bright that the subject appears
underexposed in the display — a sunny beach or
ski resort, for example. You may notice some
shudder when recording moving subjects.
SAND&SNOW
Using the Full
Range of Features
Low Light
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This program allows you to record in dimly lit
places. It is generally best used for close-ups of
slow or stationary subjects, as moving subjects
may leave a trailing after-image. However, you
can take advantage of this to create special
effects, by rapid zooming or by panning along
with a moving subject. Picture quality will not
be as good as in normal lighting conditions, and
autofocus may not work as well as usual.
LOW LIGHT
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Using Digital Effects
Use the camera’s digital effects for more interesting productions. (ELURA2 MC
only: See p.106 for CARD MIX)
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• Faders:
Start or end scenes on a tape with a fade to or from black
( 59). Fade Trigger, Wipe, Scroll, Mosaic Fade
• Effects:
Add flavor to your recordings ( 60).
Art, Black and White, Sepia, Mosaic
• Multi-image Screen: Divides the display to show 4, 9 or 16 still photos. Has 4
transition speed options: fast, moderate, slow and manual
( 63).
Availability of digital effects by mode
*ELURA2 MC only
MOVIE
P. SCAN
PHOTO
VCR
CARD
REC*
CARD
PLAY*
h
i
h
i
i
Effects
h
h
h
h
i
Multi-image
Screen
h
h
h
h
i
h : Available
i : Not available
• The types of digital effects you are able to use depends on the setting of the
POWER dial and the recording program.
Using the Full
Range of Features
Faders
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• When you do not want to use digital effects, set D.E.SELECT to OFF through
the menu.
• The camera remembers your chosen digital effect setting until you change it.
• Digital effects can be selected but not operated on a blank blue screen (appears
in VCR mode). The display continues to flash.
• Digital effects operated during VCR mode are not recorded onto the original
tape.
• Digital effects can be added to another tape when dubbing using the A/V out
terminal (VCR mode), but not the DV out terminal.
• You cannot operate digital effects while photo/date searching.
• If you slide the program selector to [ (Easy Recording) while the digital effect
display is flashing, it will disappear from the display and reappear when you
return to Q (program AE) mode.
• The digital effect display will flash for 2 seconds after setting, even if
DISPLAYS is set to OFF in the menu.
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● Faders
Fade Trigger (FADE-T)
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When you start recording, the scene
gradually fades in from a black screen.
When you stop recording, it gradually
fades out.
Wipe (WIPE)
When you start recording, the picture
begins as a thin vertical line in the
center of the screen which gradually
expands sideways until it fills the
whole of the screen. When you end a
scene, the image is wiped from both
sides of the screen.
Scroll (SCROLL)
Using the Full
Range of Features
When you start recording the picture
appears from the right hand side of the
screen and expands sideways until it
fills the whole screen. When you end a
scene, the image is wiped back off.
Mosaic Fade (M. FADE)
Blurs the image by enlarging the size of
some pixels. The image appears as
increasingly large squares of color as it
fades out, and smaller squares when it
fades in.
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● Effects
Art (ART)
Adds a paint-like effect, called
solarization, to the image.
Black and White (BLK & WHT)
Makes the image black and white.
Sepia (SEPIA)
Using the Full
Range of Features
Makes a monochrome image with a
brownish tint.
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Mosaic (MOSAIC)
Blurs the image by enlarging the size of
some pixels.
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Digital effects can be set with the controls on the body of the camera or the
wireless controller. Pressing the ▲/▼ buttons on the wireless controller
correspond to turning the SELECT dial up and down, and pressing the SET button
corresponds to pressing the SELECT dial in.
E
MENU
P
SET
D.EFFECTS – ON/OFF
ON/
OFF
D.EFFECTS
Operating faders
Sound and image fade together.
When operating faders in MOVIE or P.SCAN mode, make sure the program
selector is set to Q.
MOVIE
34)
VCR
D.EFFECTS
D.E.SELECT••FADER
FADER•••••••FADE–T
Select fader
1. Open the menu and select D.EFFECTS.
2. Select D.E.SELECT.
3. Select FADER.
Using the Full
Range of Features
(
P.SCAN
• You return to the D.EFFECTS submenu.
4. Select FADER again (the name of the previously selected fader also
appears).
• FADE-T, WIPE, SCROLL, M.FADE settings appear.
5. Select the desired setting.
• The menu returns to the submenu.
6. Close the menu.
• The name of your selected fader flashes in the display.
Fader on/off
7. Press the D.EFFECTS ON/OFF button.
• The name of your selection stops flashing.
• Each time you press the ON/OFF button, the chosen fader is activated
(display lights continuously) or deactivated (display flashes).
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8. If you’re in MOVIE or P.SCAN mode:
Fade in- Press the start/stop button.
Fade out- Press the start/stop button.
If you’re in VCR mode:
Fade in- Press the e (play) button.
Fade out- Press the a (pause) button.
Operating effects
Sound records/plays back normally.
When operating effects in MOVIE, P.SCAN or CARD REC mode, make sure the
program selector is set to Q.
MOVIE
P.SCAN
VCR
CARD
REC
D.EFFECTS
(
D.E.SELECT••EFFECT
EFFECT••••••ART
34)
Using the Full
Range of Features
Select effect
1. Open the menu and select D.EFFECTS.
2. Select D.E.SELECT.
3. Select EFFECT.
• You return to the D.EFFECTS submenu.
4. Select EFFECT again (the name of the previously selected effect
also appears).
• ART, BLK&WHT, SEPIA, MOSAIC settings appear.
5. Select the desired setting.
• The menu returns to the submenu.
6. Close the menu.
• The menu disappears and the name of your selected setting flashes in the
display.
Effect on/off
7. If you’re in VCR mode, press the e (play) button.
8. Press the D.EFFECTS ON/OFF button.
• The name of your selection stops flashing and takes effect on the display.
• Each time you press the ON/OFF button, the chosen effect is activated or
deactivated.
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Using the Multi-Image Screen
Divides your display image into 4, 9 or 16 smaller images with the Image Capture
feature. With this feature, the camera captures the current scene being shot or
replayed. Choose the transition speed — manual, fast (every 4 frames), moderate
(every 6 frames) or slow (every 8 frames) — at which to capture a moving
subject, such as a person playing tennis or golf. Sound is recorded normally.
4 images
9 images
E
16 images
Operating the multi-image screen
When operating the multi-image screen in MOVIE, P.SCAN or CARD REC
mode, make sure the program selector is set to Q.
In VCR mode, you can only operate the multi-image screen in the following
playback modes:
When M.S.SPEED is set to MANUAL: Still picture playback, slow forward/
reverse playback
When M.S.SPEED is set to FAST, MODERATE or SLOW: Still picture playback
P.SCAN
VCR
CARD
REC
D.E.SELECT••MULTI-S
D.EFFECTS
(
34)
M.S.SPEED•••MANUAL
M.S.SPLIT•••4
Using the Full
Range of Features
MOVIE
Select multi-image screen
1. Open the menu and select D.EFFECTS.
2. Select D.E.SELECT.
3. Select MULTI-S.
• You return to the D.EFFECTS submenu.
4. Select M.S. SPEED.
• MANUAL, FAST, MODERATE and SLOW settings appear.
5. Select the desired setting.
6. Select M.S. SPLIT.
• 4, 9, 16 settings appear.
7. Select the desired setting.
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8. Close the menu.
E
• The digital effects menu disappears.
• MULTI-S flashes in the display.
Multi-image screen on/off
9. Push the D.EFFECTS ON/OFF button.
• Manual: As you press the ON/OFF button, scenes will be captured one after
another the indicated number of times. If you push and hold the ON/OFF
button for more than a second, the last image captured will be erased.
• The currently recording image is framed in blue. The frame disappears after
the last image is captured.
• Automatic: The camera will capture the indicated number of images at the
indicated speed.
10.If you’re in MOVIE or P.SCAN, push the start/stop button to begin
recording.
Using the Full
Range of Features
• The multi-image screen is recorded to the tape.
• ELURA2 MC only: If you’re in CARD REC mode, push the PHOTO button
to record the multi-image screen to the MultiMediaCard.
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• You cannot use the multi-image screen with digital zoom or the 16:9 mode.
• You can operate the multi-image screen from record or record pause mode.
• After all the images have been captured, push the ON/OFF button quickly to
cancel the multi-image screen.
• If you are operating the multi-image screen in VCR mode and you stop or pause
the tape, or press any other playback button or the date/photo search buttons, the
multi-image screen will be canceled. (This does not apply with the MANUAL
multi-image speed.)
• You cannot use digital zoom when the multi-image screen is set. The display
becomes “– – –”.
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Audio Recording
Selecting the audio mode
ELURA2/ELURA2 MC can record sound on a tape in two audio modes — 16 bit
and 12 bit. The 16 bit mode produces the higher sound quality (slightly superior
to CD) while the 12 bit mode records on two channels (stereo 1), leaving 2
channels free (stereo 2) for you to add new sound at a later date.
MOVIE
P.SCAN
VCR
VCR SET UP
(
E
AUDIO MODE••12bit
34)
To switch to the 16 bit mode, open the menu and select VCR SET UP. Then
select AUDIO MODE, set it to 16 bit and close the menu.
• “16 bit” is shown in the display for approximately 4 seconds.
• For details on adding new sound, see p. 88.
• For details of playing back a tape that has new sound on stereo 2, see p. 91.
• When you record to the ELURA2/ELURA2 MC from a camcorder with DV
terminal outputs, the audio mode display becomes set to “– – –.”
External microphone and headphones
Using the Full
Range of Features
MIC
For greater creative control over audio recording, you can connect an external
microphone to the camera via the DU-300 Docking Unit’s MIC terminal.
Attach the microphone to the optional SA-1 Adapter Bracket.
1. Attach the microphone to the adapter bracket.
• Extend the adapter bracket open until it locks.
2. Attach the adapter bracket to the docking unit.
3. Connect the microphone.
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You can monitor the sound while recording and playing back by attaching stereo
headphones to the H terminal on the docking unit.
You can adjust the volume of attached headphones by turning the SELECT dial.
• A VOLUME bar appears in the display to indicate the current volume. The
volume level is the same regardless of mode.
• The SELECT dial also controls the speaker volume once you remove the
headphones from the headphone socket ( 65).
• The levels you adjust for the built-in speaker and headphones are memorized
separately. The camera remembers your levels even if you turn the camera off
and back on again.
Wind screen
The camera has an automatic wind screen to prevent wind noise from interfering
with the sound track of a tape. As a rule, use the wind screen when recording
outdoors. Make sure it’s off when recording indoors, where there is no wind to
affect your recording.
MOVIE
P.SCAN
VCR
Using the Full
Range of Features
VCR SET UP
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(
WIND SCREEN••ON
34)
To turn it off, open the menu and select VCR SET UP. Then select WIND
SCREEN, set it to OFF and close the menu.
• WS | is shown in the display when you turn the wind screen off.
• When the wind screen is on, some low sounds are cut out along with the sound
of the wind.
• The wind screen can be used for audio dubbing with the built-in microphone as
well as recording.
• The wind screen does not operate with an external microphone. The WIND
SCREEN menu options disappear (“– – –”) when an external microphone is
connected to the MIC terminal (on the DU-300). Note that WS | will not
appear in the display when an external microphone is attached.
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Setting the Self-Timer
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REC PAUSE
TO
PHO
(LINE-IN)
START
/STOP PHOTO
SELF
TIMER MENU
This is useful when you want to include yourself in the picture when recording
movies or still photographs.
MOVIE
P.SCAN
CARD
REC
1. Press the
self-timer button on the body of the camera
or
the SELF TIMER button on the wireless controller.
23).
For movies
2. Press the start/stop button.
• The camera starts to record after a 10-second countdown period (or after 2
seconds when you use the wireless controller). The time remaining counts
down in the display (e.g. “5 SEC”).
• SELF-T disappears from the display when recording begins.
• The tally lamp starts flashing.
Using the Full
Range of Features
• SELF-T appears in the display.
• To have the subject monitor recording, rotate the LCD panel 180° (
3. Press the start/stop button to end recording.
For stills
2. Press a PHOTO button on the camera body or the wireless
controller.
• The camera automatically adjusts the focus 2 seconds before the countdown
is complete. The F mark flashes white then turns green after the focus and
exposure are set. If you are using the wireless controller, the F mark starts
flashing immediately after you press the PHOTO button.
• The camcorder takes the picture for approximately 6 seconds.
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• If you have the beep turned on, it sounds each time the tally lamp flashes before
recording.
• To cancel the self-timer before the countdown has begun, press the
SELF
TIMER button.
• To cancel the self-timer once the countdown has begun, press the
SELF
TIMER button, start/stop if you’re shooting movies, or PHOTO if you’re taking
a still image.
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Adjusting Exposure Manually
Exposure lock
MOVIE
E
CARD
P.SCAN
REC
When you are recording in situations
where the lighting may change
suddenly, you can lock the exposure at
the current level in order to control the
brightness of the image.
EXP
To lock the exposure, press the EXP button. Press it again to return to auto
exposure.
Exposure adjustment
MOVIE
P.SCAN
CARD
REC
To make the recorded image brighter,
turn the SELECT dial upwards (to a
maximum of +11). This may be
necessary if the background is very
bright, or if the subject is lit from
behind.
To make the recorded image darker,
turn the SELECT dial downwards (to a
minimum of –11). This may be
necessary if the background is very
dark, or if the subject is spotlit.
Using the Full
Range of Features
When the exposure is locked, you can
adjust it manually, making the picture
brighter or darker in order to deal with
difficult lighting conditions. The
camera’s iris can be manually set to any
position from fully closed to fully open.
EXP
E . L OCK ± 0
E . L O C K + 11
E . L OCK ± 0
E . L O C K – 11
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• You cannot adjust the exposure without the e mark before E.LOCK in the
display. Push the EXP button so that e appears before E.LOCK. Then you can
adjust the exposure manually.
• The standard exposure level depends on which recording program you have
selected.
• Exposure lock is canceled if you change recording programs.
• You cannot use exposure lock or adjustment when the program selector is set to
the [ (Easy Recording) position.
• If you zoom while the exposure is locked, the brightness of the scene may
change.
Shutter speed
Set the shutter speed manually to take stable shots of quickly moving subjects.
MOVIE
P.SCAN
CARD
REC
Using the Full
Range of Features
CAM.SET UP
SHUTTER•••••AUTO
(
34)
1.
2.
3.
4.
Make sure the camera is set to the Q (program AE) mode.
Open the menu and select CAM.SET UP.
Select SHUTTER.
Press the SELECT dial in to select the desired shutter speed.
AUTO
1/60
1/100
1/250
1/500
1/1000
1/2000
slower
faster
5. Close the menu.
• The camera returns to the auto shutter setting when you slide the program
selector to [ (Easy Recording), or change the recording program.
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Concerning shooting in fluorescent lighting
When the camera is set to [ (Easy Recording) or the Auto recording program, it
automatically detects the flicker of fluorescent lighting and adjusts the shutter
speed to compensate. However, if the brightness of the LCD or viewfinder display
starts to flicker, make sure the camera is set to the Auto recording program and
select the 1/100 shutter speed.
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Guidelines for shooting using high shutter speeds
• When shooting with a shutter speed of 1/1000 or higher, do not shoot the sun
directly.
Recommended shutter speeds when shooting:
1/2000
• Moving cars or trains or other
rapidly moving vehicles such as
roller coasters
1/1000, 1/500 or
1/250
• People doing indoor sports such as
basketball
1/100
• You are unable to set the shutter speed when exposure lock is set in any
recording program other than AUTO. The SHUTTER display becomes set to
‘‘– – –.’’
• The image may not appear smooth when a high shutter speed is set.
Using the Full
Range of Features
• People doing outdoor sports such as
golf or tennis
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Adjusting Focus Manually
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The camera can focus automatically. All you have to do is point it, and whatever is
in the center of the display will usually be in sharp focus. If it does not seem to be
focusing well, it may be because the subject is not suitable for autofocus.
You can use the manual focusing function for more control over focusing.
Focus lock
MOVIE
P.SCAN
CARD
REC
Using the Full
Range of Features
Press the FOCUS button to turn off
autofocus. The focus remains locked at
the point set by autofocus.
(eM.FOCUS appears in the display.)
You can now adjust the focus manually
with the SELECT dial. Press the
FOCUS button again when you want to
return to autofocus.
• If you zoom in on your subject after
turning off autofocus, it may not stay
in focus. It is generally best to adjust
the zoom first, and then the focus.
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FOCUS/
DATA CODE
Manual focus
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P.SCAN
CARD
REC
Use the SELECT dial to set the focus.
• Turn the SELECT dial downward to
move the focus farther away.
• Turn the SELECT dial upwards to
bring the focus nearer.
FOCUS/
DATA CODE
• You cannot adjust the focus without the e mark before M.FOCUS in the
display. Push the FOCUS button so that e appears before M.FOCUS. Then you
can adjust the focus manually.
• The manual focus setting is canceled if you select the [ (Easy Recording)
program.
• When you are using the [ (Easy Recording) program, autofocus cannot be
turned off.
• See “Troubleshooting” on p. 124 for a list of subjects which may not be suitable
for autofocus.
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Setting the White Balance
The camera’s auto white balance
system compensates for a wide range of
lighting conditions. Although slight
variations are unavoidable, colors will
appear natural in virtually every
situation.
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In some cases, you will get better
results by setting the white balance
yourself, or using one of the two preset
modes:
T Indoor Mode
• Under halogen or studio/video
lighting
• Subject is of one dominant color
• Close ups
U Outdoor mode
• In daylight, especially for closeups and where the subject is of
one dominant color
MOVIE
P.SCAN
CARD
REC
1.
2.
3.
4.
WHITE BAL.••AUTO
34)
Make sure the camera is set to the Q (program AE) mode.
Open the menu and select CAM.SET UP.
Select WHITE BAL.
a) For the indoor, outdoor or auto settings, press the SELECT dial
in to choose the setting.
Using the Full
Range of Features
CAM.SET UP
(
• T/U appears in the display when you set the white balance to
indoor/outdoor mode.
b) To set the white balance yourself, point the camera at a white
object (such as a sheet of paper) and zoom in until it fills the
display. Then press the SELECT dial in to select SETW.
Select SETW again.
• Make sure to continue pointing the camera at the white object until you
have finished setting the white balance.
• The W display flashes then remains lit.
• Depending on the light source, the flashing may at times continue. The
result will remain better than with the auto setting and you can continue
recording.
5. Close the menu.
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Setting the white balance manually will probably work better
than auto white balance when shooting:
Subjects with one dominant color, such as sky, sea or forest
Close-ups
In rapidly changing lighting conditions
Using the Full
Range of Features
In places lit by certain types of fluorescent or mercury vapor
lights
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• Turn the digital zoom off (if neccessary) to set a more accurate white balance.
• If you have set the white balance and lighting conditions change, reset the white
balance.
• Try to record with light from a single source. Correct white balance cannot be
obtained for two types of lighting at once.
• You cannot set the white balance or choose the indoor/outdoor mode when the
program selector is set to the [ (Easy Recording) program.
• The white balance returns to the AUTO setting when you slide the program
selector to [ (Easy Recording).
• When you turn the camera on, the white balance returns to AUTO. If you then
switch the white balance to SET, the camera will remember your last setting.
• During normal outdoor shooting, setting to AUTO may provide better results.
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Displaying Date, Time and Camera Data (Data Code)
The data code contains the date and time the recording was made. Cassette data
codes can also display camera data (shutter speed and exposure settings).
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MENU
DATA
CODE
FOCUS/
DATA CODE
During VCR mode, the data code can be displayed or hidden while the camera is
in play, slow or still mode.
Camera data may be displayed as “– – –” during fast forward, rewind, reverse
playback, forward and reverse ×2 playback.
Press the DATA CODE button while the camera is in play, slow or still
mode.
Selecting date/time
Select whether you want the date, the time, or both to show up on your data code
display ( 76).
VCR
CARD
PLAY
DISP.SET UP
(
Using the Full
Range of Features
• Press it once to display, once more to hide it.
D/TIME SEL.•DATE & TIME
34)
To change the date and time combination, open the menu and select
DISP.SET UP. Then select D/TIME SEL., set it to DATE, TIME or DATE &
TIME and close the menu.
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Setting the data code
You can also choose to display camera data (shutter speed and exposure settings)
in cassette data codes.
VCR
DISP.SET UP
(
DATA CODE•••DATE/TIME
34)
To change, open the menu and select DISP.SET UP. Then select DATA
CODE, set it to DATE/TIME, CAMERA DATA or CAM. & D/T and close
the menu.
Possible data code combinations:
DATA CODE
(cassette
only)
D/TIME SEL.
Date
Using the Full
Range of Features
Time
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Date & Time
Date/Time
Camera data
Date/Time &
Camera data
JAN. 1,2000
F32
2
1/2000
F32
1/2000
JAN. 1,2000
12:00:00 AM
F32
1/2000
F32
1/2000
12:00:00 AM
12:00 AM
JAN. 1,2000
F32
1/2000
F32
1/2000
12:00 AM
JAN. 1,2000
• The data code will read “– – –” in the following situations:
– During playback of a blank section of tape.
– If the tape was recorded before entering the date and time in the camera’s
memory.
– If the tape was recorded on a camera without a data code function.
– If noise or tape damage prevents the data code from being read.
• If a recording made on ELURA2/ELURA2 MC is played back on a different
DV camcorder, the data code may not be displayed correctly.
• The data code will appear in the display even if DISPLAYS ( 132) has been
set to OFF through the menu.
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Six-second auto date
The 6-second auto date appears for 6 seconds to mark the changeover of a day if
the tape was being recorded at 12:00 midnight. It also appears for 6 seconds when
you start playback and have the data code turned off. The 6-second auto date will
adjust for any time zone changes you have indicated.
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VCR
DISP.SET UP
(
6SEC. DATE•••OFF
34)
To turn the 6-second auto date on, open the menu and select DISP.SET UP.
Then select 6SEC. DATE, set it to ON and close the menu.
• When 6SEC.DATE is turned on but DISPLAYS (
second auto date will still appear for 6 seconds.
132) is turned off, the 6-
Using the Full
Range of Features
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Searching the Tape (Photo Search/Date Search)
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ZERO SET SEARCH
MEMORY SELECT
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E
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OF
F
AUDIO
DUB.
REW
PLAY
FF
A/V
INSERT
–/
STOP
+/
REMOTE PAUSE
SLOW
×2
This allows you to move quickly through still pictures recorded anywhere on a
tape (photo search) or between different days or areas of recording (date search)
on a tape.
VCR
1. Press the SEARCH SELECT button to choose between photo/date
search.
Using the Full
Range of Features
• PHOTO SEARCH or DATE SEARCH is shown in the display for 4
seconds.
2. Press the - and + buttons to move backwards or forwards
through the still pictures or between different days of recording.
• Press once to move to the start of the previous/next still picture or day on
the tape.
• You can press more than once to move to the corresponding still picture or
day (up to a maximum of 10 times), e.g. press the + button 5 times to
move forward 5 still pictures or days.
• PHOTO SEARCH/DATE SEARCH appears in the middle of the display
alongside the - or + mark and number to search through. The recording
mode is also shown (SP/LP).
• Press 3 (stop) to stop mid-search.
• If you begin a search very close to the start of a recorded still picture during
photo search, the camera may skip straight past it.
• When you have set the area for the World Clock, date search also looks for the
change in date based on the adjusted time.
• A date/area cannot be identified if the total recording time on that day/area was
less than 1 minute.
• Date search playback may start just before or after the beginning of the located
section.
• If the data code is not displayed correctly you will not be able to operate the
date search correctly.
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Returning to a Pre-Marked Position
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ZERO SET SEARCH
MEMORY SELECT
POW
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E
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VCR
OF
F
AUDIO
DUB.
REW
A/V
INSERT – /
REMOTE
PAUSE
PLAY
FF
STOP
+/
SLOW
×2
Use the wireless controller to mark a point on a tape that you want to return to
following playback.
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VCR
1. Press the ZERO SET MEMORY button on the wireless controller
during playback at a point you want to return to later.
• The time code is replaced by a tape counter that is set to zero with the Â
indication.
• Press the ZERO SET MEMORY button once more to cancel the zero set
memory.
• RTN1 or `RTN appears in the display.
• The tape counter with  indication disappears from the display and the time
code reappears.
Using the Full
Range of Features
2. When you have finished playback, fast forward or rewind the tape.
The tape stops automatically when it reaches the zero set position.
• The zero set memory may not function correctly where there is a break between
recordings on the tape.
• You can also use zero set memory to mark a position on a tape in camera mode.
When you then play back the tape, pressing rewind will take you back to the
pre-marked position.
• If you remove the tape while the zero set memory is set, the memory is
canceled and the tape counter reverts to time code.
• The camera remembers your setting even if you turn it off and back on again or
move the program selector.
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Editing to a VCR
By connecting the camera to a VCR, you can edit your recordings in order to
remove unwanted scenes — or combine different shots to create your own video
productions.
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Preparations
1. Connect the camera to the VCR.
• See “Connections for Playback on a TV Screen” on p. 28.
2. Prepare the TV and VCR.
• Turn on the TV and set the TV/VIDEO selector to VIDEO.
• Turn on the VCR, and set its input selector to LINE. Load a blank cassette,
and put the VCR in record pause mode.
• See your TV and VCR instruction manuals for details.
3. Turn the camera’s POWER dial to VCR, and load your recorded
cassette.
Editing
Editing
1. Find a point on your recorded cassette slightly before the section
you want to copy.
2. Start to play it back while you monitor the picture on the TV.
3. Start recording on the VCR as soon as the section you want to copy
appears on the screen.
4. Pause the VCR at the end of the section you want to copy, then stop
playback on the camera.
5. Repeat steps 1 to 4 until your edited recording is complete.
• The quality of the edited tape will be slightly lower than that of the original.
m (LANC) terminal
The m terminal allows you to connect
the camera to equipment. Some buttons
on editing equipment may operate
differently from those on the camera.
• m (LANC) is a trademark. It stands for Local Application Control Bus System.
• We cannot guarantee the results when connecting to equipment not bearing the
LANC m symbol.
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Dubbing to/from a Cassette with Digital Video Equipment
Digital video equipment fitted with the DV terminal lets you edit, copy and
transfer data digitally, with virtually no generation loss in image and sound
quality. The DV terminal is for both line-in and line-out, since a single DV cable
can handle data in both directions.
• If a digital VCR is connected and an anomalous signal is sent from the VCR,
the images recorded on the tape may also be anomalous (although it may not
appear so on the TV image), or not recorded at all.
• You are unable to dub tapes recorded with the copyright protective signal.
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: Signal flow
ON/
OFF
REC PAUSE
REC SEARCH
D.EFFECTS
(LINE-IN)
REC
PAUSE
ZERO SET SEARCH
MEMORY SELECT
AUDIO
DUB.
REW
PLAY
FF
A/V
INSERT
–/
STOP
+/
REMOTE PAUSE
SLOW
×2
Side with arrow
Side with arrow
Preparations
Example dubbing to the camera
1. Connect the camera and the other digital device.
2. Prepare the other device.
Editing
• Connect the Canon CV-150F DV cable (optional) with the sides of the plugs
marked with the arrows facing as shown above.
• Turn on the power and load a recorded cassette.
3. Turn the camera’s POWER dial to VCR and load a blank cassette.
• DV IN appears in the display.
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Dubbing
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1. Find a point on your recorded cassette slightly before the section
you want to copy and set it to playback pause mode.
2. Press the camera’s REC PAUSE button.
• The camera enters record pause mode.
3. Start playback on the other digital device while you monitor the
picture.
4. Press the pause button.
• Recording starts.
5. When you get to the point where you want to stop recording, press
the stop button or the pause button.
• Recording stops.
6. Stop playback on the other device.
Editing
• If the cable is not connected properly, or if the cable is unconnected when you
press REC PAUSE, the camera displays the caution ‘‘CHECK THE DV
INPUT.’’ An anomalous image may also flash onto the screen.
• Blanks between recordings on the playback tape are recorded as anomalous
images on the tape that is being recorded to.
• During DV dubbing you cannot add digital effects.
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Copyright signal
Certain pre-recorded software tapes are copyright protected. If you try to play
back such a cassette, “COPYRIGHT PROTECTED PLAYBACK IS
RESTRICTED” appears in the display for a few seconds and then the camera
displays a blank blue screen; you cannot view the contents of the cassette.
If you try to record from such a tape via the digital cable “COPYRIGHT
PROTECTED DUBBING RESTRICTED” appears in the display; you cannot
record the contents of the tape.
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Recording from a VCR, TV or Analog Camcorder (Analog Line-in)
You can record a TV program or a video played on your VCR or analog
camcorder (for digital camcorders, see p. 81) onto a tape in the
ELURA2/ELURA2 MC, if the TV or other device has audio/video outputs.
• If an anomalous signal is sent from the TV or VCR, the images recorded on the
tape may also be anomalous (although it may not appear so on the TV image),
or not recorded at all.
• You are unable to dub tapes recorded with the copyright protective signal.
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ON/
OFF
REC PAUSE
REC SEARCH
D.EFFECTS
(LINE-IN)
: Signal flow
S
OUTPUT
S-150 S-video Cable
S(S1)-VIDEO
VIDEO
AUDIO
L
STV-250N Stereo Video Cable
R
Attach the DU-300 Docking Unit in order to use the S-video terminal (
28).
1. Connect the camera to the VCR, TV or other camcorder.
2. Prepare the device.
Editing
Preparations
• Set the TV/Video selector on the television to Video. For further details, see
“Connections for Playback on a TV Screen” on p. 28.
• Turn on the VCR. Load your recorded cassette, and put the VCR in playback
pause mode.
• See your TV and VCR instruction manuals for details.
3. Turn the camera’s POWER dial to VCR, and load a blank cassette.
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Dubbing
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1. Find a point on your recorded cassette slightly before the section
you want to copy and set it to playback pause mode.
2. Press the REC PAUSE button.
• S-video and A/V IN/OUT terminals automatically work as input terminals.
• The camera enters record pause mode.
3. Start playback on the other device or turn on the TV to see the
desired program while you monitor the picture.
4. Press the pause button.
• Recording starts.
5. When you get to the point where you want to stop recording, press
the stop button or the pause button.
• Recording stops.
6. Stop playback on the other device.
Editing
• You can monitor the picture in the viewfinder or LCD.
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Recording Over Existing Scenes (A/V Insert Editing)
You can insert new scenes from your VCR or other camcorder onto your prerecorded tape using the ELURA2/ELURA2 MC’s analog line-in or DV in
terminals. Original video and audio will be replaced with the new video and
audio.
Scene to be inserted
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The playback tape
Insert start point
Insert end point
Before inserting
The tape in the camera
After inserting
The tape in the camera
The video and audio of the new scene replace that of the old.
S
: Signal flow
OUTPUT
Editing
S-150 S-video Cable
S(S1)-VIDEO
VIDEO
AUDIO
L
STV-250N Stereo Video Cable
R
Attach the DU-300 Docking Unit in order to use the S-video terminal (
28).
ZERO SET SEARCH
MEMORY SELECT
AUDIO
DUB.
REW
PLAY
FF
A/V
INSERT
–/
STOP
+/
REMOTE PAUSE
SLOW
×2
Side with arrow
Side with arrow
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Preparations
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The tape in the camera:
When using the ELURA2/ELURA2 MC’s A/V insert function, only record to
tapes recorded in SP mode with continuously recorded time codes.
If there are non-recorded portions or portions recorded in LP mode on the tape,
recording will stop.
The playback tape:
Use only tapes without non-recorded portions.
If there are non-recorded portions or changes in the recording mode, you may not
be able to insert A/V correctly.
You cannot insert A/V in the following cases:
• The playback tape has been poorly recorded.
• During special playback: fast forward playback, rewind playback or slow
playback etc. (analog only).
TV:
You cannot insert A/V from a TV program with anomalous synchronized signals,
such as when the program itself received poor signals.
Editing
Example recording from a VCR
1. Connect the camera to the VCR.
2. Prepare the VCR and TV.
• Set the TV/Video selector on the television to Video. For further details, see
“Connections for Playback on a TV Screen” on p. 28.
• Turn on the VCR and load a recorded cassette.
• See your TV and VCR instruction manuals for details.
3. Turn the camera’s POWER dial to VCR and load a recorded
cassette.
• Make sure the REC/SAVE tab on the cassette has been slid to REC (closed
position).
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Editing
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1. On the VCR, locate a point 3 seconds before the scene to be
inserted. Set the VCR to playback pause mode.
2. On the camera, press PLAY and locate the recording start point.
Set the camera to playback pause mode.
• You can use the playback buttons on the body of the camera or the special
playback functions on the wireless controller in the same way as in playback
mode.
3. Press the A/V INSERT button.
• A/V INSERT and 2a appear in the display.
4. Play back the cassette in the VCR.
5. To start inserting, press the PAUSE button on the camera.
• 2a changes to 2.
6. To stop inserting, press the STOP button on the camera.
• Inserting stops and A/V INSERT disappears from the display. The camera
returns to stop mode.
• If instead of pressing STOP you press PAUSE, the camera returns to the
A/V insert pause mode.
• If you set the zero set memory at the position on the tape where you want to
stop inserting, every time you return to that point, the camera will cancel its
A/V inserting and enter stop mode.
7. Stop playback on the VCR.
Editing
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Audio Dubbing
You can add sound to the original sound on a prerecorded tape from audio
products (AUDIO IN) or with the internal or external microphone (MIC. IN). The
original sound will not be erased. For best results, add sound to tapes that have
been recorded with this camera in SP mode with 12 bit sound. If there are nonrecorded portions on the tape, or portions recorded in LP mode, or with 16 bit or
12 bit, 4-channel sound, dubbing will stop. If your tape hasn’t been recorded in
SP mode with 12 bit sound, we recommend dubbing your original tape onto a
blank tape using the ELURA2/ELURA2 MC’s analog line-in function, then
dubbing audio onto the new tape. Make absolutely sure to set the audio mode of
the new tape to 12 bit and the recording mode to SP.
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To connect other audio equipment:
: Signal flow
OUTPUT
STV-250N Stereo Video Cable
AUDIO
L
R
An audio device
(i. e. CD player)
Editing
• Do not use the yellow video terminal.
• The A/V terminal doesn’t put out any video, so connect the S-video terminals
and check your TV, or check the LCD or the viewfinder as you add new sound.
Always check the new sound with the speaker or the headphones.
To connect an external microphone:
MIC
Connect the DU-300 Docking Unit ( 28) and the optional SA-1 Adapter
Bracket ( 65) in order to use an external microphone.
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• When you add sound using the built-in microphone make sure not to connect
any cables to the MIC terminal (on the DU-300).
• To use your TV to monitor video, connect the S-video terminal ( 29) or the
A/V terminal (use only the video plug) to your TV. You can monitor the sound
with headphones ( 65).
Preparations
Turn the camera’s POWER dial to VCR and load a recorded cassette.
• Make sure the REC/SAVE tab on the cassette has been slid to REC (closed
position).
Dubbing
PO
WE
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P.SCA
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OF
F
ZERO SET SEARCH
MEMORY SELECT
AUDIO
DUB.
REW
PLAY
FF
A/V
INSERT
–/
STOP
+/
REMOTE PAUSE
SLOW
×2
Editing
Do not connect/disconnect any cables to/from the camera when dubbing audio or
preparing to dub audio.
VCR
VCR SET UP
(
AUDIO DUB.••AUDIO IN
38)
1. Open the menu, select AUDIO DUB.
2. Select AUDIO IN or MIC. IN and close the menu.
3. Locate the point where you want to start audio dubbing, then press
the PAUSE button.
• You can use the playback buttons on the body of the camera or the special
playback functions on the wireless controller in the same way as in playback
mode.
• The camera becomes set to playback pause mode.
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4. Press AUDIO DUB.
• AUDIO DUB. and
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appear on the display.
5. Press the PAUSE button (and start play on the other audio device
if AUDIO IN).
• Audio dubbing starts.
• If MIC. IN, direct your voice into the microphone.
•
changes to .
6. When you get to the point where you want to stop dubbing, press
the STOP button (and then stop play on the other audio device if
AUDIO IN).
• Audio dubbing stops and AUDIO DUB. disappears from the display.
• The camera returns to stop mode.
• You can also set zero set memory ( 79) at the place you want to stop
audio dubbing, then every time you return to that position, audio dubbing
will cancel.
• If instead of pressing STOP you press PAUSE, the camera will return to the
playback pause mode.
Editing
• You can not use the DV terminal while adding sound.
• You might want to adjust the audio mix ( 91) when playing back a tape with
added sound.
• There may be a loss of sound quality if you add sound to a tape recorded on a
camcorder other than the ELURA2/ELURA2 MC.
• After adding sound 3 or more times to the same place on a tape, there may be
some loss in sound quality.
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Setting the Audio Mix
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MIX
AUDIO BALANCE
MONITOR ST-1
ST-2
When you play back a tape that was recorded in 12 bit mode, you can set the
audio output to play: stereo 1 (the original sound), stereo 2 (any new sound,
dubbed to the tape after recording), or mix the balance between the two.
• Audio from the 16 bit mode only contains stereo 1 sound and so you cannot/do
not need to select the audio mix. The same is true for the 12 bit stereo 1 mode,
unless new sound has been added post-recording.
VCR
Choose the output.
Editing
• Press AUDIO MONITOR on the wireless controller.
• Starting with the last selected setting, 4 settings appear as you push the
button:
– STEREO1 for just stereo 1.
– STEREO2 for just stereo 2.
– MIX/FIXED for an equal mix of stereo 1 and 2.
– MIX/VARI. (mix variable) for when you want to mix the balance between
stereo 1 and 2.
• To simply choose STEREO1, STEREO2 or MIX/FIXED, make sure your
choice appears on the display.
• If you choose MIX/VARI., you can go on to mix the balance.
• Use the ST-1/ST-2 keys to mix the balance. A bar showing the mix appears
on the screen for 4 seconds.
• When you have chosen the output, STEREO1, STEREO2, MIX/FIXED or
MIX/VARI. is shown in the top left of the display for a few seconds. If you turn
the power off the output is set to STEREO1.
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Selecting audio output channels
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When you play back a tape whose audio has been recorded on multiple channels,
you can change the output channels of that sound.
VCR
VCR SET UP
(
OUTPUT CH•••L/R
34)
1. Load a tape recorded with multiple-channel audio.
2. Open the menu and select VCR SET UP. Then select OUTPUT CH,
set it to the desired setting and close the menu.
• Refer to the following list.
Editing
OUTPUT CH setting
92
Played back sound
Tape recorded with
stereo sound
Tape recorded on
multiple channels
L/R
L+R channels
main + sub
L/L
L channel only
main only
R/R
R channel only
sub only
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MultiMediaCard Introduction -ELURA2 MC onlyThe MultiMediaCard (MMC), a type of Memory Card, stores and manages still
images taken by the camera.
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MultiMediaCard MMC-8M
MR
You can do the following with the
MultiMediaCard
MultiMediaCard:
Front
Back
• Record still images ( 97)
Terminals
• View still images 3 ways: Single
( 101), Slide show ( 102), Index
( 102)
• Select the quality of images recorded on
the card (
94)
• Protect important images against accidental erasure ( 103)
• Erase ( 104) and print mark ( 111) still images
• Create interesting effects by combining images ( 106)
• Record a still image from a cassette ( 99)
• Copy multiple still images automatically to and from a cassette ( 109, 110)
You can use most of the camera’s functions when recording to a MultiMediaCard,
such as the various recording programs ( 53), self-timer ( 67), shutter speed
( 70), white balance ( 73) and other manual adjustments. Available functions
are marked with a CARD
or CARD
icon.
REC
PLAY
2 While the camera is recording the still image, >>>> appears red in the display.
(It appears white when in mirror mode and on the screen of a connected TV.)
• While >>>> appears red in the display, do not remove the MultiMediaCard
or disconnect the power source. Doing so could result in data damage.
2 While the camera is retrieving a still image, <<<< appears green in the
display.
• While <<<< appears green in the display, do not remove the
MultiMediaCard. Doing so could result in data damage.
Using the MultiMediaCard
(ELURA2 MC only)
Important
• Inserting or removing the MultiMediaCard without first setting the POWER
dial to OFF can result in data damage.
• This camera uses only MultiMediaCards. You cannot use any other types of
Memory Cards.
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Inserting and removing the MultiMediaCard
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Mult
iM
Card
edia
MultiM
MR
MMC-
8M
1. Turn the POWER dial to OFF.
2. Slide the MultiMediaCard compartment cover in the direction of
the arrow and open.
3. Insert or remove the MultiMediaCard.
• Push the MultiMediaCard all the way in.
• Remove the MultiMediaCard by pushing the card in and letting it spring
out.
Do not attempt to pull the MultiMediaCard out without first pushing it in.
4. Close the cover.
Using the MultiMediaCard
(ELURA2 MC only)
• When you set the POWER dial to CARD PLAY, the last image recorded
appears. If there are no images recorded on the MultiMediaCard, NO IMAGES
appears in the display.
• Do not touch the MultiMediaCard terminals.
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Selecting the recording image quality
Select the quality of a still image to be recorded.
VCR
CARD
REC
CARD SET UP
(
QUALITY•••••FINE
34)
Make sure the POWER dial lock lever is switched to the 2 2 position. Open
the menu and select CARD SET UP. Then select QUALITY, set it to
STANDARD and close the menu.
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• Depending on the image you are recording, sometimes there will be no
difference in image quality between settings.
• Images are compressed and recorded in the JPEG (Joint Photographic Experts
Group) format.
• The number of pixels is 640 × 480 (VGA) in both FINE and STANDARD
modes.
Image
quality
Necessary memory
per image
Number of images
per 8MB MMC*
Use when you want to...
FINE
Approx. 124 KB
Approx. 60 images
...save high quality images,
print out, etc.
STANDARD
Approx. 70 KB
Approx. 105 images
...attach images to Emails,
include them in your own
home page, etc.
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* These figures are approximate. The actual number you will be able to record
varies depending on the images. Remember that the sample images already
recorded on the supplied MultiMediaCard are included in the total number.
• The number of images that can still be recorded on a MultiMediaCard may
sometimes decrease by 2 images at once.
• Refer to p. 135 for the MultiMediaCard displays.
Using the MultiMediaCard
(ELURA2 MC only)
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File numbers
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The images you take are automatically assigned file numbers from 0001-9900 and
stored in folders of 100 images each. Each folder is numbered from 100 to 998
and recorded on the MultiMediaCard. Sample images have been pre-recorded on
the supplied MultiMediaCard, entering folder number 100.
Set the image file numbers so that they reset each time a new MultiMediaCard is
inserted, or so that they count up continuously.
1 CONTINUOUS
Numbering is continuous between cards, so that
the first file number assigned on a new
MultiMediaCard is 1 more than the last file
number assigned on the previous
MultiMediaCard. When the file numbers are set
to CONTINUOUS, each image taken is
assigned a different number, avoiding
1
duplication of numbers. This is convenient
when you want to manage your images on a PC.
101
We recommend keeping the file numbers set to
CONTINUOUS.
Three images are
recorded on the card.
101
101-0101
101-0102
101-0103
When you change the
card and take a picture.
101-0104
101
2
101-0101
2 RESET
Each time you insert a new MultiMediaCard, the file number resets to its default
value (101-0101). If the card already contains files, the next available number is
assigned.
VCR
CARD
REC
CARD SET UP
Using the MultiMediaCard
(ELURA2 MC only)
(
FILE NOS.•••CONTINUOUS
34)
To change the file numbering, open the menu and select CARD SET UP.
Then select FILE NOS., set it to RESET and close the menu.
Turning the shutter sound off
Makes the sound of a shutter being released when a still image is recorded to a
MultiMediaCard.
CARD
REC
CARD SET UP
(
SHTR SOUND•••••ON
34)
To turn the shutter sound off, open the menu and select CARD SET UP.
Then select SHTR SOUND, set it to OFF and close the menu.
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Recording Still Images to a MultiMediaCard
-ELURA2 MC only-
3
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IE
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POW
2
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CA LAY
P
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E
AN
P.SC
CARD
REC
1
PHOTO
4
PHOTO
Take still images to a MultiMediaCard. You can also record onto a
MultiMediaCard images from a tape in the camera, or images input through the
DV in terminal.
• Moving pictures cannot be recorded onto a MultiMediaCard.
• Images input through the A/V in terminal cannot be recorded onto a
MultiMediaCard.
• MultiMediaCards cannot record audio.
Make sure a MultiMediaCard that has enough memory available is inserted into
the camera.
1. Set the POWER dial lock lever to the 22 position.
2. Press the button next to the POWER dial and hold, turn the
POWER dial to CARD REC.
3. Press the PHOTO button halfway and hold it.
• Exposure is locked.
• During autofocus F flashes white in the display as the camcorder adjust the
focus and it is displayed continuously as a green mark when the camera is
ready to take the still image.
4. Press the PHOTO button fully down to record the still picture.
•
•
•
•
F disappears from the display.
The shutter sound ( 96) sounds if you have it turned on.
The image appears in the display and is recorded to the MultiMediaCard.
While the camera is recording the still image, >>>> appears red in the
display. (It appears white when in mirror mode and on the screen of a
connected TV.)
Using the MultiMediaCard
(ELURA2 MC only)
• The number of images that can still be recorded on the MultiMediaCard
appears in the display.
• The camera will turn itself off if you are using a battery and do not operate
the camera for more than about 5 minutes. Set the POWER dial to OFF and
then back to CARD REC.
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• To use the self-timer, press the
button before step 3, and then press the
PHOTO button fully down. For full details of how to use the self-timer, refer to
p. 67.
• The wireless controller’s PHOTO button has no half-way setting. Press the
button fully and the camera immediately takes the image.
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Recording an Image from a Cassette as a Still Image
-ELURA2 MC onlyON/
OFF
SLIDE SHOW CARD
E
2
D.EFFECTS
PHOTO
REC SEARCH
3
PHOTO
Record an image from a cassette onto a MultiMediaCard. To automatically record
multiple still images from a cassette to a MultiMedia Card, refer to “Copying Still
Images from a Cassette” on p.109.
• For highest image quality, we recommend using an image recorded in
Progressive Scan mode ( 48).
• The still image's data code will show the date and time it was originally
recorded on the cassette.
Cassette
Press the PHOTO
button fully down
MultiMediaCard
VCR
1. Play back the cassette.
2. When the image you want to record appears in the display, press
the PHOTO button halfway down and hold it.
3. Press the PHOTO button fully down to record the image to the
MultiMediaCard.
• You can also set the cassette to playback pause mode in step 1 and record the
image with only 1 full press of the PHOTO button.
• If you record an image onto a MultiMediaCard that was originally recorded in
the 16:9 mode for widescreen TV’s, the image will appear to be vertically
“squashed” (compressed).
• The shutter sound does not sound in VCR mode.
Using the MultiMediaCard
(ELURA2 MC only)
• The tape is set to playback pause mode and the number of images that can
still be recorded on the MultiMediaCard appears in the display.
• The display appears to close for an instant as if it were a shutter releasing
(except when you are operating the multi-image screen).
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Recording from Another DV Device as a Still Image
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-ELURA2 MC onlyRecord images input through the DV in terminal onto the MultiMediaCard as still
images.
• The still image's data code will show the date and time it was originally
recorded.
: Signal flow
PHOTO
PHOTO
PO
WE
R
VIE
MO N
P.SCA
CARD
REC
RD
CA AY
PL
VCR
OF
F
Side with arrow
Side with arrow
Preparations
1. Connect the camera to the other digital device.
• Connect the Canon CV-150F DV cable (optional) with the sides of the plugs
marked with the arrows facing as shown above.
2. Prepare the other device.
• Turn on the power and load a recorded cassette.
3. Load a MultiMediaCard. Then push the button next to the
POWER dial and hold, and turn the POWER dial to VCR.
• DV IN appears in the display.
• If you have a cassette inserted, make sure it is in stop mode.
Using the MultiMediaCard
(ELURA2 MC only)
Recording
100
1. Start playback on the other device.
2. When the image you want to record appears in the display, press
the PHOTO button halfway down and hold it.
• The image appears as a still image in the display.
• The number of images that can still be recorded on the MultiMediaCard
appears in the display.
3. Press the PHOTO button fully down to record the image to the
MultiMediaCard.
• If you record an image onto a MultiMediaCard that was originally recorded in
the 16:9 mode for widescreen TV’s, the image will appear to be vertically
“squashed” (compressed).
• The shutter sound does not sound in VCR mode.
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Viewing Still Images
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E
ON/
OFF
SLIDE SHOW CARD
D.EFFECTS
O
CARD
PLAY
VC
R
FF
A
RE RD
C
R MOV
WE P.SCA
PO
N
C
REC SEARCH
CARD
SLIDE
SHOW
IE
Play back and view still images recorded on a MultiMediaCard. (For details on
connecting to a TV, see “Connections for Playback on a TV Screen” on p. 28)
• The camera may not be able to copy or play, etc., images recorded on a nonCanon camera or enhanced on a PC.
There are 3 ways to view still images:
• Single image
• Slide show:
• Index:
One after the other automatically in order of recording
Six images at once
Make sure a MultiMediaCard that has images recorded on it is inserted into the
camera.
2 Single Image
1. Push the button next to the POWER dial and hold, turn the
POWER dial to CARD PLAY.
• The last image recorded appears in the display.
• Press + to view the next image and – to view the previous image.
• Pressing + at the last image will take you to the first image. Pressing – at
the first image will take you to the last image.
Using the MultiMediaCard
(ELURA2 MC only)
2. Search for the desired still image by pressing the CARD +/–
buttons.
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2 Slide Show
With an image in the display, press the SLIDE SHOW button.
• The images play back one after the other for 5 seconds each.
To stop the slide show, press the SLIDE SHOW button.
• The slide show starts or stops each time you press the SLIDE SHOW button.
• The slide show stops with the last image appearing in the display.
2 Index
Up to 6 images appear at once so you can search quickly for an image.
INDEX
101–0143
<<<< 43/50
SEL.SETSET MENUSTOP
CARD
PLAY
CARD OPER.
(
INDEX
34)
1. Open the menu and select CARD OPER.
Using the MultiMediaCard
(ELURA2 MC only)
2. Select INDEX.
• Up to 6 images appear in the display.
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3. Move the
mark to the image you want to view.
• Turn the SELECT dial downwards to go to the previous image and upwards
to go to the next image.
• Turning the dial upwards at the last image will take you to the next image.
Turning the dial downwards at the first image will take you to the previous
image.
• Jump to the next/previous index screen with the CARD +/– buttons.
4. Press the SELECT dial in.
• The image you have marked fills the whole display.
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Preventing Accidental Erasure (Protect)
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E
ON/
OFF
SLIDE SHOW CARD
D.EFFECTS
REC SEARCH
CARD
SLIDE
SHOW
Select important images and protect them from accidental erasure. If a
MultiMediaCard is formatted, however, all images, including protected images,
will be permanently erased ( 112).
• The pre-recorded sample images provided on the MultiMediaCard are already
protected.
CARD
PLAY
CARD OPER.
(
PROTECT
34)
Make sure a MultiMediaCard that has images recorded on it is inserted into the
camera.
1. Open the menu and select CARD OPER.
2. Select PROTECT .
• Up to 6 images appear in the display.
3. Move the
mark to the image you want to protect.
4. Press the SELECT dial in.
• The
protect mark appears on the image.
• Now you are unable to erase this image.
5. Close the menu.
• To cancel image protection, move the
mark to the protected image and
press the SELECT dial in. The
protect mark disappears.
Using the MultiMediaCard
(ELURA2 MC only)
• Turning the SELECT dial downwards takes you to the previous image and
upwards takes you to the next image.
• Turning the dial upwards at the last image will take you to the next image.
Turning the dial downwards at the first image will take you to the previous
image.
• Jump to the next/previous index screen with the CARD +/– buttons.
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Erasing Still Images
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ON/
OFF
SLIDE SHOW CARD
D.EFFECTS
REC SEARCH
CARD
SLIDE
SHOW
Erase images singly or all at once.
• You cannot erase protected images. Cancel image protection ( 103) first in
order to erase an image.
• Erase images with caution. Once an image has been erased it cannot be
restored.
CARD
PLAY
CARD OPER.
(
IMAGE ERASE
34)
Make sure a MultiMediaCard that has images recorded on it is inserted into the
camera.
Using the MultiMediaCard
(ELURA2 MC only)
1. Move to the image you want to erase with the CARD +/– buttons.
2. Open the menu and select CARD OPER.
3. Select IMAGE ERASE.
• CANCEL, SINGLE and ALL settings appear.
• To cancel erasing, select CANCEL and close the menu.
To erase images one at a time
4. Select SINGLE.
• ERASE THIS IMAGE? NO YES appears in the display.
5. Select YES.
• The image erases and the previous image appears for erasing.
• If the image you are trying to erase is a protected image, YES appears in
purple and is unselectable.
• If you select NO, you return to step 4.
6. Close the menu.
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To erase all images on the MultiMediaCard at once
E
4. Select ALL.
• ERASE ALL IMAGES? [EXCEPT FOR
the display.
IMAGES] NO YES appears in
5. Select YES.
• All images except the protected ones are erased.
• If you select NO, you return to step 3.
6. Close the menu.
Using the MultiMediaCard
(ELURA2 MC only)
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Combining Images and Recording Them to a Cassette (Card Mix)
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Liven up your productions by superimposing one image on top of the other.
Combine 2 still images or a still image and a moving image. Choose a still image
from the MultiMediaCard, either one of the pre-recorded sample images ( 114)
or one you have recorded yourself, then combine it with the currently recording
image, moving or still.
Availability of Card Mix by mode
CARD MIX
MOVIE
P.SCAN
PHOTO
VCR
CARD
REC
CARD
PLAY
h
h
h
i
i
i
Select from 3 types of Card Mix effects:
CARD CHROMA (Card chroma key)- 8 pre-recorded sample images
The currently recording image appears in place of the blue area of a prerecorded
still image such as a picture frame. When recording your own still image for
overlapping, make sure to record the area in which you want the new image to
appear blue, with a blue curtain as a background, for example. Adjust the mix
level in the blue area of the pre-recorded image.
Using the MultiMediaCard
(ELURA2 MC only)
Image being recorded by the camera
106
Still image
CARD LUMI. (Card luminance key)- 5 pre-recorded sample images
The currently recording image apears in place of the light area of a still picture
such as a handwritten illustration or title. Make your own by drawing or writing
on a white piece of paper. Adjust the mix level in the light area of the still image.
Image being recorded by the camera
Still image
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CAM. CHROMA (Camera chroma key)- 2 pre-recorded sample images
Superimpose the currently recording image on top of a still image, which
becomes its background. Shoot the subject of the currently recording image
against a blue background, such as a blue curtain. The original still image will
appear in place of the blue area. Adjust the mix level in the blue area.
Image being recorded by the camera
E
Still image
Mix level
The mix level bar appears. Adjust the mix level using the – and + at the ends of
the bar as guides.
ON/
OFF
SLIDE SHOW CARD
D.EFFECTS
REC SEARCH
CARD
MOVIE
(
SLIDE
SHOW
P.SCAN
34)
D.E.SELECT••CARD MIX
D.EFFECTS
MIX LEVEL••• –
+
Make sure a MultiMediaCard that has images recorded on it and a cassette have
been inserted into the camera.
Make sure the program selector is set to Q.
Select
1. Open the menu and select D. EFFECTS.
2. Select D.E.SELECT.
3. Select CARD MIX.
Using the MultiMediaCard
(ELURA2 MC only)
MIX TYPE
• You return to the D.EFFECTS submenu.
4. Select \CARD MIX again.
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5. Press the CARD +/– buttons to select the still image to be
combined.
• Your currently recording image is combined with the pre-recorded still
image.
6. Select MIX TYPE.
• CARD CHROMA, CARD LUMI., CAM. CHROMA settings appear.
7. Select the desired setting.
8. Select MIX LEVEL.
9. Adjust the mix level.
• Turning the SELECT dial upwards adjusts to the left and turning
downwards adjusts to the right.
10.Close the menu.
• The name of your selection flashes in the display.
On/Off
11.Press the D.EFFECT ON/OFF button.
• The name of your selection stops flashing.
• Each time you press the ON/OFF button, your selection is activated (display
lights continuously) or deactivated (display flashes).
For a moving image
1. Press the start/stop button to start and stop recording.
• The combined images are recorded onto the cassette.
For a still image
1. Press the PHOTO button halfway down and hold it.
Using the MultiMediaCard
(ELURA2 MC only)
• F flashes white in the display as the camcorder adjusts the focus and it is
displayed continuously as a green mark when the camera is ready to take the
image.
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2. Press the PHOTO button fully down to record the image to the
cassette.
• F disappears from the display.
• The combined images are recorded onto the cassette for approximately 6
seconds.
• You cannot use Card Mix in the Low Light recording program (in MOVIE and
P.SCAN modes).
• If you change the position of the POWER dial or move the program selector
from Q to [ Easy Recording mode, select your still image for Card Mix
again.
• When setting Card Mix, you must carry out steps 1 to 5.
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Copying Still Images from a Cassette
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E
ON/
OFF
SLIDE SHOW CARD
D.EFFECTS
REC SEARCH
Copies multiple still images from a tape to the MultiMediaCard, using the Photo
Search function.
• The still images' data codes will reflect the date and time the copies are made.
VCR
CARD OPER.
(
COPY[
]
34)
Make sure a MultiMediaCard that has enough memory available and a recorded
cassette have been inserted into the camera.
1. Locate the first still image on the cassette that you want to copy
and stop the cassette at a point before that image.
• All the still images on the cassette after that point will be copied onto the
MultiMediaCard.
• If you want to copy all the images on a cassette, rewind the cassette to the
beginning.
•
•
•
•
Select CANCEL to stop copying.
Cassette and card information appear in the display and copying starts.
] appears in the display.
NOW COPYING [
The camera automatically performs the Photo Search function to locate still
images and copying starts. The currently copying image appears in the
display.
• Copying stops when the cassette is finished or the MultiMediaCard is full.
When the MultiMediaCard is full, CARD FULL will appear in the display.
Using the MultiMediaCard
(ELURA2 MC only)
2. Open the menu and select CARD OPER.
].
3. Select COPY[
4. Select EXECUTE.
5. Press the stop button when your desired images have finished
copying.
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Copying MMC Still Images to a Cassette
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E
ON/
OFF
SLIDE SHOW CARD
D.EFFECTS
REC SEARCH
Copies multiple still images from the MultiMediaCard to a cassette.
• The still images' data codes will reflect the date and time the copies are made.
CARD OPER.
(
COPY[
]
34)
Make sure a MultiMediaCard that has images recorded on it and a cassette that
has enough recordable space have been inserted into the camera.
VCR
1. Locate the point on the cassette where you want to start copying
and set it to stop.
CARD
PLAY
Using the MultiMediaCard
(ELURA2 MC only)
2. Select the first image you want to copy by using the CARD +/–
buttons.
• Still images on the MultiMediaCard including and after that image will be
copied onto the cassette.
• If you want to copy all the still images on the MultiMediaCard, select the
first image.
3. Open the menu and select CARD OPER.
].
4. Select COPY [
5. Select EXECUTE.
•
•
•
•
•
Select CANCEL to stop copying.
Cassette and card information appear in the display and copying starts.
] appears in the display.
NOW COPYING [
Each image is copied for about 6 seconds on the cassette.
Copying stops when all the images have been copied or the tape is full.
6. Press the stop button when your desired images have finished
copying.
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Marking a Still Image for Printing (Print Mark)
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E
An image on a MultiMediaCard must be marked before it can be printed. The
camera supports the
DPOF (Digital Print Order Format) print format. Images
can be automatically printed on a DPOF-supporting Canon printer. Up to 50
images per MultiMediaCard can be print marked.
CARD
PLAY
CARD OPER.
(
PRINT MARK
34)
Make sure a MultiMediaCard that has images recorded on it has been inserted
into the camera.
1. Open the menu and select CARD OPER.
2. Select PRINT MARK .
• Up to 6 images appear in the display.
3. Move
to the image you want to mark.
4. Press the SELECT dial in.
• The
print mark appears next to the image.
5. Close the menu.
• To cancel a print mark, move
to the print-marked image and press the
SELECT dial in. The
print mark disappears.
• If there are a large number of images recorded on the MultiMediaCard, it may
take time for a print mark to appear on an image.
Using the MultiMediaCard
(ELURA2 MC only)
• Turning the SELECT dial downwards takes you to the previous image and
upwards takes you to the next image.
• Turning the dial upwards at the last image will take you to the next image.
Turning the dial downwards at the first image will take you to the previous
image.
• Jump to the next/previous index screen with the CARD +/– buttons.
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Formatting a MultiMediaCard
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Format new MultiMediaCards, if you get the message CARD ERROR, or to
permanently and quickly erase all the images on a MultiMediaCard, including
protected images (this includes the pre-recorded card mix sample images).
The MultiMediaCard supplied with this camera has already been formatted for
you.
• Be cautious when formatting recorded MultiMediaCards. All images will be
permanently erased.
CARD
PLAY
CARD OPER.
(
FORMAT
34)
Using the MultiMediaCard
(ELURA2 MC only)
Make sure a MultiMediaCard is inserted into the camera.
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1. Open the menu and select CARD OPER.
2. Select FORMAT.
3. Select EXECUTE.
• Select CANCEL to cancel formatting.
• FORMAT THIS CARD? NO YES appears to confirm.
4. Select YES.
• Formatting starts and NOW FORMATTING appears in the display.
• If you select NO, you return to step 3.
5. Close the menu.
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Other Information and Precautions
The camera formats MultiMediaCards in DCF (Design Rule of Camera File
System).
Images recorded on a MultiMediaCard with this camera can be transferred to a
PC with the use of the following products:
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PC Card Adapter: Holds a MultiMediaCard then inserts into the PC card slot
found on most types of laptop PCs.
MultiMediaCard Reader: Connects to a PC, then accepts a MultiMediaCard.
FD Adapter: Holds a MultiMediaCard then inserts into a PC’s floppy disk drive.
If you need extra MultiMediaCards in addition to the supplied one, use cards
made by SanDisk Corporation.
If you mistakenly erase the card mix sample images provided on the
MultiMediaCard, they can be downloaded from the following home page:*
http://www.canondv.com
* You will need a PC Card Adapter or MultiMediaCard Reader to be able to
download to a MultiMediaCard.
MultiMediaCard operating precautions
Using the MultiMediaCard
(ELURA2 MC only)
• If you purchase additional MultiMediaCards, format them with the camera, not
a PC or other device. There have been cases where MultiMediaCards formatted
with a PC or other device do not function properly.
• We recommend saving backups of MultiMediaCard images on your PC’s hard
drive or other external memory device. Image data may be damaged or lost due
to a defect in a MultiMediaCard, or if a MultiMediaCard is exposed to static
electricity. Contents of a MultiMediaCard can not be compensated for should
data become damaged or lost.
• Do not remove the power source or the MultiMediaCard while the camera is
accessing (recording to, reading, erasing files from or formatting) the
MultiMediaCard card.
• Do not use MultiMediaCards in places subject to strong magnetic fields.
• Do not disassemble MultiMediaCards.
• Do not bend or drop MultiMediaCards, or expose them to strong vibrations or
external shocks.
• Do not get MultiMediaCards wet.
• Do not remove the MultiMediaCard’s label or affix other labels. Affix labels to
the MultiMediaCard’s case.
• Do not leave MultiMediaCards in places subject to high temperature or high
humidity.
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• Moving a MultiMediaCard rapidly between hot and cold temperatures may
cause condensation to form on it, leading to malfunctions. Avoid this problem
by placing the MultiMediaCard in a plastic bag and letting it slowly adjust to
temperature changes before removing it from the bag. If condensation should
occur, maintain the MultiMediaCard at a constant temperature and let the
moisture evaporate naturally.
• Do not touch the MultiMediaCard’s terminals or let dust or dirt come in contact
with the terminals. Store and carry MultiMediaCards in their case to protect the
terminal area.
• There is only one correct way to insert MultiMediaCards into the camera. Do
not forcefully insert the MultiMediaCards backwards or upside down. This
could damage the MultiMediaCard or the camera.
• The prerecorded sample images on the MultiMediaCard included with this
camera are intended solely for the personal enjoyment gained from combining
them with personal videos taken with this camera. Do not use the prerecorded
sample images for any other purpose.
PhotoEssentials - Royalty Free Stock Photography
The PhotoEssentials suite of royalty-free images on CD-ROM features premium
quality assignment photography and is ideally suited for use in advertising,
brochures, reports, multimedia, websites, books, packaging and more.
For more information, please visit their website www.photoessentials.com
Sample images
The following are the sample images that have been pre-recorded on the included
MultiMediaCard. There are a total of 15 images: 8 Card chroma key images, 5
Card luminance key images and 2 Camera chroma key images.
Using the MultiMediaCard
(ELURA2 MC only)
Card chroma key
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Card luminance key
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Camera chroma key
8 MB
MultiMediaCard standard
0°C –40°C (32°F–140°F)
32 × 24 × 1.4 mm
1.5 g
Weight and dimensions are approximate
Errors and omissions excepted.
Subject to change without notice.
Using the MultiMediaCard
(ELURA2 MC only)
MultiMediaCard Specifications
Capacity
Interface
Operating temperature range
Dimensions
Weight
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Preparing the Camera
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Adjust the viewfinder
• Turn the POWER dial to MOVIE mode.
Extend the viewfinder straight out, then
adjust the viewfinder focusing lever to
suit your eyesight.
• The viewfinder extends straight out for
comfortable viewing. Store the camera
with the viewfinder flush with the body
of the camera.
• To view with the viewfinder, make sure
the LCD panel is either turned so that the
subject can monitor viewing, or totally
closed with the screen facing inwards.
Prepare the lens cap
• Attach the cord to the lens cap, and
pass the grip belt through the loop on
the cord.
• Hook the lens cap on to the grip belt
while you are recording, and place it
over the lens when you have finished.
Additional
Information
Fasten the grip belt
• Release the Velcro fastening and hold
the camera with your right hand while
you adjust the belt with your left.
Your index finger should reach the
zoom control and photo button, and
your thumb should reach the start/stop
button comfortably.
• When holding the camera, be sure to
avoid touching the lens and the
microphone.
Be careful not to leave the viewfinder exposed to bright sunlight, or it will
melt. (The light is concentrated by the viewfinder lens.) When not using the
viewfinder, return it to its retracted position.
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Notes on Using the Batteries
Charging and recording times
• These times vary — the safest policy is always to have 2 or 3 times as many
battery packs as you think you will need.
• You will get more recording time if you turn the camera off between shots,
instead of leaving it in record pause mode.
Battery pack
Time needed for
full recharge
Maximum
recording time
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BP-406
BP-422 (optional)
1 hr. 10 min.
1 hr. 50 min.
Using the viewfinder:
Using the LCD screen:
55 min.
45 min.
3 hr. 20 min.
2 hr. 45 min.
• Recording time will be shorter than usual at low temperatures. You can use the
battery pack between 32° and 104°F (0° to 40°C), but it works best between
50° and 86°F (10° to 30°C).
• If the battery pack starts to give you much less recording time than usual, it has
reached the end of its life and must be replaced.
• These figures show how long you can view playback with the LCD, after attaching a
fully-charged battery pack. Playback time will be shortened at low temperatures.
Battery pack
BP-406
BP-422
Playback time (using the LCD screen)
55 min.
3 hr. 20 min.
How much power is left?
The indicator in the display shows you
approximately how much charge the
battery pack has left:
↓
↓
↓
↓
75%
50%
25%
CHANGE THE BATTERY PACK
↓
0%
Additional
Information
• “CHANGE THE BATTERY PACK”
appears in the display for 4 seconds
when the power is completely
exhausted. The empty battery mark
then appears and starts to flash. The
power indicator light also flashes.
• The indicator is not constant —
different levels will be shown when
you subject the battery pack and
camcorder to different conditions.
100%
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When to recharge
You can recharge a lithium ion battery pack whenever it is convenient. Unlike a
conventional battery pack, it does not have to be fully discharged first. However,
as the battery pack will naturally discharge itself over time, it is best to charge it
the same day you plan to use it, or the day before.
Taking care of the battery pack
Always attach the terminal cover.
• Do not allow any metal objects to
touch the terminals, as this can cause
a short circuit and damage the battery
pack. Attach the terminal cover
whenever the battery pack is not
being used.
Keep the terminals clean.
• Make sure no foreign objects get between the terminals as this can cause a short
circuit and damage the battery pack. Attach the terminal cover whenever the
battery pack is not being used.
Additional
Information
Storing the battery pack
• If you do not use a battery pack for a period of more than a few months any
remaining charge may cause damage to the battery pack, and reduce usage time.
To prevent damage therefore, aim to use a battery pack’s complete charge
before storage. See the optional battery pack’s instructions for further details.
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Installing the backup battery
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Open the cassette compartment cover.
The cassette compartment will open
automatically. If necessary, close it to
give yourself more room to install the
backup battery. Insert the CR1616 lithium
battery as far as it will go with the + side
facing outwards. Make sure the cassette
compartment is closed and close the
cassette compartment cover.
This backup battery allows the camera to remember the date and time and other
settings when main power source is removed. It has a life span of about a year.
When it needs replacing (or if it has not been installed), the y mark flashes in the
display. Press the old battery and slide it up to remove.
DANGER!
Treat the battery pack with care.
• Keep it away from fire (or it might explode).
• Do not expose the battery pack to temperatures greater than 140°F (60°C).
Do not leave it near a heater, or inside a car in hot weather, for example.
• Do not try to disassemble or modify it.
• Do not drop or knock it.
• Do not get it wet.
WARNING!
• The battery used in this device may present a fire or chemical burn hazard if
mistreated. Do not recharge, disassemble, heat above 212°F (100°C) or
incinerate.
• Replace the battery with a CR1616, made by one of the following companies:
Panasonic, Hitachi Maxell, Sony, Toshiba, Varta, Renata. Use of another
battery may present a risk of fire or explosion.
Additional
Information
Cautions:
• Do not pick up the battery using tweezers or other metal tools — this will cause
a short circuit.
• Wipe the battery with a clean, dry cloth to ensure proper contact.
• Keep the battery pack out of reach of children — if it is swallowed, contact a
physician immediately, as the battery case may break down and the battery
fluids damage the stomach and intestines.
• Do not disassemble, heat or immerse the battery in water, to avoid the risk of
explosion.
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Maintenance
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Cautions
Avoid high temperatures and high humidity.
• Do not leave the camera inside a car in hot weather, for example.
• Be careful of heat radiating from video lighting equipment.
• Do not take the camera into a humid room.
Avoid sudden changes in temperature.
• If you take the camera from a cold place to a warm place, condensation may
form on the lens and internal parts (
123).
Do not point the lens or viewfinder at strong light sources.
• Never point it at the sun, and do not leave it aimed at a bright subject.
• Be especially careful when leaving the camera on a tripod.
Avoid magnetic or electric fields.
• Do not use the camera close to TV transmitters, portable communication devices
or other sources of electric or magnetic radiation. They may cause picture
interference, or permanently damage the camera.
Do not expose the camera to water.
• Cover the camera when you are recording in rain or mist.
• There is a risk of electric shock if water gets inside the camera — contact
qualified service personnel as soon as possible.
Protect the lens.
• Sand and dust can damage the lens — be especially careful on windy days.
Handle the camera gently.
• Vibration or shock can cause damage.
• Do not use the viewfinder or LCD panel as a carrying handle.
Additional
Information
Do not disassemble the camera.
• This is very dangerous as there is a risk of electric shock — if the camera does
not function properly, take it to qualified service personnel.
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Storage
If you do not intend to use the camera for some time, store it in an area which is
free of dust and moisture, and where the temperature is no higher than 86°F
(30°C). After storage, check each part and function of your camera to make sure
everything is still working properly.
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• These cautions also apply to accessories such as battery packs and cassettes.
Maintenance
Viewfinder
• Clean the viewfinder screen using a cotton
swab. First, pull the viewfinder out until it
stops. Then, press and hold the finder
release button with a sharp object and pull
the viewfinder all the way out. To reattach
the viewfinder, first position the base
horizontally and align it with the
viewfinder’s base. Then press it until it
clicks back into place. Don’t touch
anyplace other than the glass screen.
• The viewfinder screen scratches easily.
Take care when cleaning.
LCD
• Clean the LCD screen using a commercially available cleaning cloth for glasses.
• Where there is a big change in temperature, moisture may form on the surface
of the screen. Wipe clean with a soft, dry cloth.
• At low temperatures the display may appear to be much darker than usual. This
is not a fault, and as the screen warms up the display will return to normal.
Camera body and lens
• Use a soft, dry cloth to clean the camera body or lens. Never use chemically
treated cloth or volatile solvents such as paint thinner.
Additional
Information
Video heads
• When mosaic-like noise appears on the playback picture,
the video heads may be dirty. When the video heads are
badly contaminated, the camera may show a blank blue
screen or a warning.
• For the best picture possible, after using the camera for
approximately 20 hours, clean the video heads using Canon’s DVM-CL Digital
Video Head Cleaning Cassette. If the “noise” remains, repeat the cleaning (up to
maximum of 5 times).
• Do not use a wet-type cleaning cassette, as this can cause damage.
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Using the camera abroad
Power sources
• You can use the compact power adapter to operate your camera and charge
battery packs in any country where the electricity supply is between 100 and
240 V AC, 50/60 Hz. Contact your Canon dealer for information about plug
adapters for overseas use.
Additional
Information
TV playback
• Although you can always play back your recordings on the LCD screen, your
camera can only be connected to TVs which use its NTSC system. This TV
system is used in the following countries:
American Samoa, Bahama, Barbados, Bermuda, Bolivia, Canada, Chile,
Columbia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guam, Guatemala,
Greenland, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Japan, Korea, Mexico, Micronesia,
Myanmar, Nicaragua, Panama, Peru, Philippines, Puerto Rico, Saint Lucia,
Surinam, Taiwan, Trinidad and Tobago, USA, Venezuela.
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Condensation
Condensation may form on the camera when it is moved from a cold place to a
warm place. Using the camera while condensation is present can damage both the
tape and the camera.
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Condensation may become a problem:
When you take the camera from a cold
place to a warm room
When a cold room is heated rapidly
When the camera is left in a humid room
When the camera is taken from an airconditioned room to a warm, humid place
Protecting the camera from condensation
• Before you take the camera to a warm or humid place where condensation is
likely to be a problem, unload the cassette and put the camera in a plastic bag.
Wait until the camera reaches room temperature before you take it out of the
bag.
What you should do
• Remove the cassette, leave the cassette compartment open, and turn the camera
off.
• Leave it in a dry place until the condensation evaporates. After the condensation
warning stops flashing, wait at least another hour before trying to use the
camera.
Additional
Information
What happens when condensation is detected
• “CONDENSATION HAS BEEN DETECTED” is displayed for approximately
four seconds. Then, the power indicator flashes and the h mark flashes in the
display. If there is a cassette in the camera, it stops automatically and
“REMOVE THE CASSETTE” is displayed for approximately 4 seconds and
then v flashes in the display. If you have the beep turned on, it will sound.
• The camera may not detect the condensation immediately — the condensation
warning may not start flashing for 10 to 15 minutes.
• You cannot load a cassette when condensation is detected.
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Troubleshooting
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Refer to this checklist first if you have any problems with your camcorder.
Possible explanations are given for each problem on the list — turn to the page
numbers in parentheses for more information.
Make sure that the camera is properly connected if you are using it with a TV or
VCR. Consult your dealer or service outlet if problems persist.
Additional
Information
Recording/Playback
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Problem
Cause and/or what to do about it
? Nothing happens when I press the
buttons.
• The POWER dial is not set to the
appropriate mode (
16, 24).
• The cassette is not loaded or is set for
erasure prevention (
14-15).
• The cassette has reached the end.
• The power source is not properly
connected, or the battery pack is
exhausted or not properly attached
(
11-13, 117).
• The function cannot be used in that
recording program (
53).
? The camera turned itself off.
• The camera was in record pause mode for
more than about 5 minutes (
16, 97).
• The battery pack is exhausted
(
12-13, 117).
? The cassette compartment stopped
mid-operation while
loading/unloading a cassette.
• The battery pack’s power is exhausted.
Recharge or change to a new battery
pack (
12).
? The start/stop button doesn’t work.
• The cassette is not loaded or is set for
erasure prevention (
14-15).
• The cassette has reached the end.
? There’s no picture in the display.
• The POWER dial is not set to the
appropriate mode (
16, 97).
? There’s a blank blue screen in the
display.
• You are attempting to play back or
record copyright protected material
(
82).
• The video heads are badly
contaminated (
121).
? The camera won’t focus.
• The camera is on manual focus (
72).
• The viewfinder lens needs adjusting
(
116).
• The lens is dirty (
121).
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• Some subjects are not suitable for autofocus. In these situations, you will often
get better results using manual focus ( 72). Focus on something which is
about the same distance away, lock the focus, and then point the camera at your
original, hard-to-focus subject.
Horizontal stripes
Many subjects at
different distances
Behind glass
Without much
contrast (e.g. a
white wall)
Reflective surfaces
(e.g. shiny car
surfaces)
Fast moving
objects
Slanted subjects
Dark subjects
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Night scenes
Recording/Playback (Contd.)
Cause and/or what to do about it
? Some/all of the digital effects
don’t work.
• There are a number of restrictions on
using the digital effects. ( 57-64).
? The e (play) button doesn’t
work.
• The POWER dial is not set to VCR
( 24).
• The cassette is not loaded ( 14).
• The cassette has reached the end.
? There’s a bright stripe on the
screen.
• When recording in dark places a
bright light in the scene may cause a
vertical light bar (“smear”) to appear.
This is a normal feature of
camcorders.
Additional
Information
Problem
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? The playback picture is rough
(with mosaic-like noise).
• The video heads need cleaning
( 121).
? There’s no picture on the TV
screen, even though the tape is
moving.
• The video heads need cleaning
( 121).
• The TV/VIDEO selector on the TV
isn’t set to VIDEO ( 28).
? There’s no sound coming from the
speaker during playback.
• The speaker has been turned off with
the SELECT dial ( 27).
• Headphones are being used.
Additional
Information
MultiMediaCard operations ELURA2 MC only
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Problem
Cause and/or what to do about it
? The MultiMediaCard will not
insert.
• It is not turned the right way ( 94).
Turn it the right way and try inserting
again.
? The
mark flashes red in the
display even though a
MultiMediaCard has been
inserted.
• Turn the camera’s power off and
back on again and remove and
reinsert the card if necessary.
? Nothing happens when I press the
buttons.
• The POWER dial is not set to CARD
REC or CARD PLAY ( 97, 101).
• The MultiMediaCard is not inserted
( 94).
• The MultiMediaCard is full. Erase
images ( 104) or insert a new
MultiMediaCard.
• The power source is not properly
connected ( 11), or the battery
pack is exhausted or not properly
attached ( 12).
• The function can not be used in that
recording program ( 53).
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? The PHOTO button doesn’t work.
? The image cannot be erased.
• The MultiMediaCard is not loaded
( 94).
• The MultiMediaCard is full. Erase
images ( 104) or insert a new
MultiMediaCard.
• You have reached the maximum file
number. Set the file numbering to
RESET through the menu ( 96)
and insert a new MultiMediaCard.
• You are using an unformatted
MultiMediaCard. Format the card
( 112).
• The image is protected (
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103).
Miscellaneous
Problem
Cause and/or what to do about it
? The wireless controller doesn’t
work.
• The remote sensor mode is set to
OFFB in the menu ( 43).
• The remote sensor modes of the
wireless controller and the camera
itself are different ( 43).
• The batteries are dead or not inserted.
? The power indicator is flashing.
• Check the screen displays (
? The camera malfunctions.
• External interference may cause the
camera’s microprocessor to
malfunction temporarily. If random
letters appear in the display or if
normal operation is interrupted,
remove and then replace the power
source.
? The DV cable is connected
correctly, but there’s nothing in
the display.
• Remove the cable and then reconnect
it or turn the power off and back on
again.
? The camera becomes warm
during use.
• This is not a malfunction.
132).
Additional
Information
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The ELURA2/ELURA2 MC System Diagram (Availability differs from area to area)
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MiniDV
Video Cassette
BP-900 Series
Lithium-ion
Battery Pack
CH-910 Dual Battery
Charger/Holder
WL-D75/WL-D76
Wireless Controller
ZR-1000 Zoom
Remote Controller
DC-400
DC Coupler
DU-300
Docking Unit
BP-406 and BP-422
Battery Packs
VL-10Li
Battery Video Light
CB-400
Car Battery Adapter
SA-1
Adapter Bracket
CA-400 Compact
Power Adapter
DU-300 Docking Unit
TV
S-150 S-video Cable
BP-900 Series
Lithium-ion
Battery Pack
DU-300
Docking Unit
Additional
Information
Stereo Microphone
(commercially
available)
Digital Device
Personal Computer
PC Card Adapter*
SC-A50 Soft
Carrying Case
MMC-8M
MultiMediaCard*
* ELURA2 MC only
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CV-150F DV Cable
FR-100 Floppy Disk
Still Image Recorder
SC-1000 Soft
Carrying Case
VCR
STV-250N Stereo Video Cable
MultiMediaCard
Reader*
FD Adapter*
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Optional Accessories
Call or visit your local retailer/dealer for genuine Canon video accessories.
You can also obtain genuine accessories for your Canon camcorder by calling:
1-800-828-4040, Canon U.S.A. Information Center.
BP-400 Series Battery Packs
Extra batteries for use with the
ELURA2/ELURA2 MC.
BP-406
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BP-422
CH-910 Dual Battery Charger/ Holder
This holds two battery packs and can
charge them both consectively.
It can then be connected directly to the
ELURA2/ELURA2 MC to give twice the
playback time. It can also make use of the
higher performance battery pack BP-945, to
give up to 11 hours 40 min. recording time.
The lithium ion battery packs used with the
CH-910 (BP-900 series Battery Pack) differ
from the battery pack used with the
ELURA2/ELURA2 MC, and can be
purchased as optional accessories.
Note:
• The DC-400 DC Coupler (supplied with
the camera) connects directly to the
CH-910. Use it in place of the DC
Coupler that is supplied with the CH-910.
Maximum recording time
One battery
pack attached
BP-930/BP-930R
BP-945
Using LCD screen
1 hr. 30 min.
2 hr. 50 min.
4 hr. 40 min.
Using viewfinder
1 hr. 55 min.
3 hr. 30 min.
5 hr. 50 min.
3 hr.
5 hr. 40 min.
9 hr. 20 min.
3 hr. 50 min.
7 hr.
11 hr. 40 min.
Using LCD screen
Two battery
packs attached Using viewfinder
Additional
Information
BP-915
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CB-400 Car Battery Adapter
Power your camera, or recharge battery
packs on the move. The car battery adapter
plugs into your car’s cigarette lighter
socket and runs off a 12-24 V DC negative
ground battery. Available autumn 2000.
VL-10Li Battery Video Light
This compact yet powerful video light can
be used for both indoor and outdoor
shooting.
• Use the BP-900 Series battery packs to
power the light. Approximate usage times
are as follows:
BP-915 60 min. BP-930 120 min.
BP-945 170 min.
• Charge the BP-900 Series battery packs
with the CA-910 Compact Power Adapter
or CH-910 Dual Battery Charger/Holder
(optional).
Additional
Information
Zoom Remote Controller ZR-1000
When this product is plugged into the
LANC m terminal of a Canon camcorder, it
is possible to control functions such as the
start and stop of recording and the zoom
and focusing functions while the camcorder
is mounted on a tripod, without touching
the camcorder body itself.
• To use this product, first connect the
DU-300 Docking Unit to the camera.
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SA-1 Adapter Bracket
Attaches a video light or microphone
securely to the camera.
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SC-1000 Soft Carrying Case
A handy camera bag with padded
compartments and plenty of space for
accessories.
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SC-A50 Soft Carrying Case
This lightweight bag keeps the camera
within easy reach without weighing you
down or getting in the way. Genuine
leather.
FR-100 Floppy Disk Still Image Recorder
The FR-100 captures images taken with your
digital camcorder, compressing them in
JPEG format and recording them as still
images onto a floppy disk. Image files can
then be easily opened and viewed on your
computer.
O
RY CA
SO
VI
INE DE
N GENU
NO
This mark identifies genuine Canon video accessories. When you
use Canon video equipment, we recommend Canon-brand
accessories or products bearing the same mark.
Optional accessories:
ACCES
Provided accessories:
D83-0572-000
D83-0562-000
D85-1250-201
D85-1280-000
D82-0330-000
D82-0590-000
D52-0130-000
CB-400 Car Battery Adapter
CH-910 Dual Battery
Charger/Holder
SA-1 Adapter Bracket
SC-1000 Soft Carrying Case
SC-A50 Soft Carrying Case
VL-10Li Battery Video Light
ZR-1000 Zoom Remote
Controller
FR-100 Floppy Disk Still
Image Recorder
DVM-CL Digital Video
Head Cleaning Cassette
D85-1262-002
D85-1072-002
D89-0500-202
D81-1200-001
D81-1302-201
D86-0081-201
D83-0540-002
D89-0732-002
Additional
Information
WL-D76 Wireless Controller
WL-D75 Wireless Controller
CA-400 Compact Power
Adapter
BP-406 Battery Pack
S-150 S-video Cable
STV-250N Stereo Video Cable
Lens cap
D36-0032-201
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Screen Displays
E
To display the date and time, press the
DATA CODE button. See also p. 75.
TV
SCREEN
Press the wireless controller’s TV
SCREEN button or turn TV SCREEN on
through the menu to see the other displays
on the TV screen. (The displays appear
white on-screen.) They will not be added
to any recordings you make with the
camera.
MOVIE
P.SCAN
CARD
REC
DISP. SET UP
(
DATA
CODE
TV SCREEN•••ON
34)
To turn TV SCREEN off, open the menu and select DISP.SET UP.
Then select TV SCREEN, set it to OFF and close the menu.
For instructions on how to hook the camera up to your TV, see p. 28.
Turning off the LCD screen displays
You can turn off the displays to give you a clear screen for playback.
VCR
CARD
PLAY
DISP.SET UP
(
DISPLAYS••••ON
34)
To turn the displays off, open the menu and select DISP. SET UP.
Then select DISPLAYS, set it to OFF and close the menu.
• If you turn the displays off, the LCD screen will be completely blank, but the
camera will continue to show warning/caution displays when necessary.
Additional
Information
indicates a flashing display.
132
Record pause mode
(
16)
Recording (
17)
PAUSE
REC
The backup battery is
not properly installed,
or needs replacing
(
119).
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Shows how much
battery power remains
(
117).
Fast forward (
Rewind (
REW
Rewind playback
(
25)
Frame advance
playback (
26)
Remaining tape
(Green: more than
five minutes.
Yellow: less than five
minutes.
Red: final few
seconds.)
5min
Frame reverse
playback (
26)
Playback pause
(forward and reverse)
(
25)
Slow playback
(forward and reverse)
(
26)
...finally, it tells you
when you have
completely run out of
tape.
/5
/5
END
×2 playback (forward
and reverse) (
26)
The camera is ejecting
the tape (
14).
EJECT
The safety mechanism
is activated. Unload
the cassette and turn
the camera off. Turn it
on again and reload
the cassette.
×2
×2
×1 playback (forward
and reverse) (
26)
×1
×1
EJECT
Photo Search (
78)
5
PHOTO SEARCH
Date Search (
5
78)
DATE SEARCH
Zero set memory
(forward and reverse)
(
79)
SP
STOP
A/V Insert Editing
(
85)
Audio Dubbing
(
88)
RTN
RTN
Additional
Information
Normal playback
(
24)
24)
Fast forward playback
(
25)
No cassette is loaded,
or it is set for erasure
prevention
(
14, 15).
Playback is stopped
(
24).
FF
E
The battery pack is
exhausted (
117).
Recording mode
(
18)
24)
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Optical zoom
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Audio mode (
20):
W
Optical plus 40×
digital zoom
65)
16bit
T
W
T
Zoom in
W
T
Zoom out
W
T
Data code (
75)
Photo mode (
F1.8
1/500
12:00 AM
JAN. 1,2000
49)
PHOTO
Progressive scan
mode (
48)
The image stabilizer is
turned on (
33).
CAM. MENU
(
36)
PRO.SCAN
• Setting the AF/AE. F
mark flashes white
CAM.MENU
SEL.SE
MENUC
D.EFFECTS
CAM.SET UP
VCR SET UP
DISP.SET UP
SYSTEM
RETURN
• AF/AE locked. F
mark lights up green
• Timer
10sec
VCR MENU (
37)
VCR MENU
SEL.S
MENU
D.EFFECTS
VCR SET UP
CARD SET UP
CARD OPER.
DISP.SET UP
SYSTEM
RETURN
C. REC MENU
(
39)
(ELURA2 MC only)
Recording programs
(
53).
AUTO
SPORTS
PORTRAIT
SPOTLIGHT
SAND&SNOW
C.REC MENU
SEL.S
MENU
D.EFFECTS
CAM.SET UP
CARD SET UP
DISP.SET UP
SYSTEM
RETURN
LOW LIGHT
Manual exposure
display (
69):
Exposure locked
E.LOCK ±0
C. PLAY MENU
(
40)
(ELURA2 MC only)
C.PLAY MENU
SEL.SE
MENUC
CARD OPER.
VCR SET UP
DISP.SET UP
SYSTEM
RETURN
Darker than standard
exposure level
Additional
Information
The remote sensor is
turned off (
43).
Self-timer countdown
(
67)
Manual focus is
selected (
72).
10sec
SELF–T
Shutter speed (
E.LOCK +5
E.LOCK –5
M.FOCUS
70)
1/250
Zero set memory
(
79)
134
Brighter than standard
exposure level
0:00:00M
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White balance is
(
73)
Set
W
Indoor
T
Outdoor U
Audio/visual insert
(
85
Audio dubbing
(
88)
The 16:9 mode: the
display flashes when
the effect is being
selected, and appears
steadily when it is
activated (
18).
Digital effects. The
display flashes when
the function is being
selected and appears
steadily when it is
activated (
57).
Audio input (
E
A/V INSERT
AUDIO DUB.
88)
AUDIO IN
16:9
Microphone input
(
88)
DV input (
MIC.IN
81, 100)
DV IN
FADE–T
WIPE
Condensation warning
(
123)
SCROLL
M.FADE
ART
BLK&WHT
SEPIA
MOSAIC
MultiMediaCard Displays
(ELURA2 MC only)
MULTI–S
The wind screen is
turned off (
66).
Volume level (
WSOFF
No MultiMediaCard
is inserted (
94).
Image quality
(
94):
Standard
27)
STD
VOLUME
–
+
Fine
FINE
VOLUME
OFF
Audio output (
91)
Folder number-File
number (
96).
STEREO1
STEREO2
MIX/FIXED
Mix balance (
91)
ST–1
ST–2
Slide show in
progress(
102).
Recording to a
MultiMediaCard
(
97).
SLIDE SHOW
>>>>
99
Additional
Information
MIX/VARI
101-0101
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Time Code
The number of still
images that can still
be recorded on the
MultiMediaCard
(
97).
(Green: 6 or more
images.
Yellow: Between 1
and 5 images
Red: No more images)
99
0:12:34:56
Accessing a
MultiMediaCard
(
93).
<<<<
9/99
0sec
Protect mark
(
103).
10sec
106).
Print mark (
111).
Data code (
75).
CARD MIX
Additional
Information
12:00 AM
JAN. 1,2000
136
9/99
This records counter information,
including hour, minute, second, and
frame number on a special data code
area on the tape itself. It is reset
automatically when a new tape is
loaded. In camera mode, the frame
number doesn’t appear in the display.
Recording reminder
Current still
image/Total number
of still images on the
MultiMediaCard
(
97).
Card mix (
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When you start recording, the camera
counts from 0SEC to 10SEC. Shots
which are shorter than ten seconds may
be difficult to edit later. On the other
hand, if you are not planning to edit the
recording, remember that a shot which
does not contain action should
generally last no longer than 10
seconds.
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Caution phrases
E
The camera displays various caution
phrases — they appear for 4 seconds
before disappearing.
Appears each time
you turn the power
on, until you set the
time zone, date and
time (
45).
Appears when the
battery pack is
exhausted
(
12, 117).
SET THE TIME ZONE,
DATE AND TIME
Appears as a warning
to protect the cassette
and also when
condensation is
detected. Remove the
cassette as soon as
possible after the
camera has displayed
the caution.
REMOVE THE CASSETTE
Refer to p. 82
COPYRIGHT PROTECTED
PLAYBACK IS RESTRICTED
CHANGE THE BATTERY PACK
Refer to p. 82
Appears when the
tape has reached the
end.
COPYRIGHT PROTECTED
DUBBING RESTRICTED
TAPE END
Refer to p.15
THE TAPE IS SET FOR
ERASURE PREVENTION
Appears if you press
the REC PAUSE
button when the DV
cable is not connected
properly (
81).
CHECK THE DV INPUT
CONDENSATION
HAS BEEN DETECTED
Appears when you try
to do audio dubbing
on a tape recorded in
16-bit audio or 12-bit,
4-channel mode
(
88-90).
Appears when the
camera detects a
blank section of a tape
during audio dubbing
or A/V insert
(
85, 88).
CHECK THE CASSETTE
[REC MODE]
CHECK THE CASSETTE
[AUDIO MODE]
CHECK THE CASSETTE
[BLANK]
Additional
Information
Refer to p. 123
Appears when you try
to do audio dubbing
or A/V insert on a
tape recorded in LP
mode(
85, 88).
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Appears when the
video heads are badly
contaminated
(
121).
HEADS DIRTY,
USE CLEANING CASSETTE
For ELURA MC
An error has occurred
with the
MultiMediaCard. The
camera can not record
or play back. A
temporary card error
is also possible. If
CARD ERROR
disappears after 4
seconds and
flashes red, format the
MultiMediaCard. If
flashes green,
playback is possible.
There is no more
remaining memory on
the MultiMediaCard.
Change the card or
erase images.
Additional
Information
You have reached the
maximum file or
folder number.
(
96)
138
The image has been
recorded in an
incompatible JPEG
format or other format
that the camera can
not play back, or the
image data has been
damaged.
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Appears if you have
tried to mark 51 or
more images for
printing, or if a mark
file cannot be edited.
(
111)
A MultiMediaCard
has not been inserted
into the camera.
(
94)
PRINT MARK ERROR
NO CARD
CARD ERROR
There are no images
recorded on the
MultiMediaCard.
CARD FULL
NAMING ERROR
UNIDENTIFIABLE
IMAGE
NO IMAGES
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Specifications
ELURA2/ELURA2 MC
Microphone: Stereo electret condenser
microphone
DV terminal input/output:
Special 4-pin connector (conforms to
IEEE1394)
A/V terminal input/output: ø 3.5 mm
Audio input: –10dBV/ at least 47 kohms,
(L, R), unbalanced
output: –10dBV (47 kohm load)/
less than 3 kohms,
unbalanced
Video: 1 Vp-p/75 ohms unbalanced
S-video terminal input/output*:
1 Vp-p (Y signal), 0.286 Vp-p (C signal)
MIC terminal input*: ø 3.5 mm stereo
minijack, – 57 dBV (with 600 ohm mic)/
at least 5 kohms
Headphone terminal*: ø 3.5 mm stereo
minijack
LANC u terminal*: ø 2.5 mm mini
minijack
Operating temperature range: 32–104 °F
(0–40 °C)
Dimensions: 17/8 × 41/8 × 33/8 in
(48 × 106 × 86 mm)
Weight: 13 3/4 oz (390 g)
E
BP-406 Battery Pack
Battery type: Rechargeable lithium ion
battery
Rated voltage: 7.4 V DC
Operating temperature: 32°–104°F
(0°–40°C)
Battery capacity: 680 mAh
Dimensions: 17/8 × 23/8 × 3/8 in
(49 × 60 × 11 mm)
Weight: 21/2 oz (70 g)
*Attach the DU-300 Docking Unit
Weight and dimensions are approximate
Errors and omissions excepted.
Subject to change without notice.
Additional
Information
Power Supply (rated): 7.4 V DC
Power Consumption (while recording
with the AF turned on):
4.4 W (Using viewfinder),
5.4 W (Using LCD screen)
Television system:
EIA standard (525 lines, 60 fields) NTSC
color signal
Video recording system:
2 rotary heads, helical scanning
DV system (Consumer digital VCR SD
system)
Digital component recording
Audio recording system: PCM digital
sound: 16 bit (48kHz/2ch),
12 bit (32kHz/4ch)
Image sensor: 1/4” Progressive Scan CCD
(charge coupled device), approx. 680,000
pixels (approx. 360,000 effective pixels)
Tape format: Videocassettes bearing the
D mark.
Tape speed:
SP: 3/4 ips (18.81 mm/s);
LP: 1/2 ips (12.56 mm/s)
Maximum recording time:
SP: 80 min. (with an 80 min. cassette);
LP: 120 min. (with an 80 min. cassette)
Fast forward/rewind time:
Approx. 2 min. 20 sec. (with a
60 min. cassette)
Lens: F/1.6–2.6, 10× power zoom,
3.5–35.0 mm
Focusing system: TTL autofocus, manual
focusing possible
Minimum focusing distance: 3ft 33/8 in
(1 m) (3/8 in (1 cm) on maximum wide
angle)
Maximum shutter speed:
1/2,000 sec.
Minimum illumination: 7.5 lx (using the
Low light program)
Recommended illumination:
More than 100 lx
Filter diameter: 27 mm
Viewfinder: 0.44 in, TFT color LCD,
approx. 113,000 pixels
LCD screen: 2.5 in measured diagonally,
TFT color, approx. 200,000 pixels
Canon is a trademark of Canon Inc.
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Index
16:9, 18
E
Î
Data Code, 75
Date and Time, 45
Date Search, 78
Digital Effects, 57
Digital Motor Drive, 48
Digital Video, 7
Digital Zoom, 20
Docking Unit, 28
DV Dubbing, 81, 100
Å
Abroad, Using the Camera, 122
Accessories, 6, 129
Adapter, AC, 11, 13
AE Programs, 53
Analog line-in, 83
Art, 60
Audio Dubbing, 88
Audio Mix, 91
Audio Mode, 65
Audio Output, 92
Audio Recording and Playback,
27, 65
Audio/Video Terminal, 30
Auto, 55
Autofocus, 72
A/V Insert, 85
ı
‰
Easy Recording, 55
Editing to a VCR, 80
Effects, 60
Erasing Still Images from a
MultiMediaCard*, 104
Exposure, 69
External Microphone, 65, 88
Ï
Backup Battery, 119
Basic Recording, 16
Battery Charger, 12
Battery Pack, 12, 117
Beep, 19
Black and White, 60
Fade Trigger, 59
Faders, 59
Fast Forward, 24
Feedback, 30
File Numbers*, 96
Finding Your Way Around the
ELURA2/ELURA2 MC, 8
Floppy Disk Still Image Recorder, 51
Focusing, 72
Formatting a MultiMediaCard*,
112
Additional
Information
Ç
140
Cables, 6, 28
Cassettes, 14
Charging the Battery Pack,
12-13, 117
Choosing a Recording Program, 53
Cleaning the Camera, 121
Clock, 47
Combining Images*, 106
Condensation, 123
Connection to TV or VCR, 28
Copying from Cassette to
MultiMediaCard*, 109
Copying from MultiMediaCard to
Cassette*, 110
Ó
Head Cleaning, 121
Headphones, 65
È
Image Stabilizer, 33
Image Quality*, 94
Index*, 102
Introducing the ELURA2/ELURA2
MC, 7
* ELURA2 MC only
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Ò
Â
LANC, 80
LCD Screen, 21
Lens Cap, 116
Loading Cassettes, 14
Lock lever, 9, 19
Low Light, 56
LP Mode, 18
Recharging the Battery Pack, 118
Recording, 16, 97
Recording from Cassette to
MultiMediaCard*, 99
Recording from DV Device to
MultiMediaCard*, 100
Recording Programs, 53
Record Pause Mode, 16
Record Review, 52
Record Search, 52
Remote Control, 42
Remote Sensor, 43
Rewind, 24
˜
Maintenance, 120
Making Better Videos, 31
Manual Exposure Control, 69
Manual Focus, 72
Menus, 34
Microphone, 65, 88
Monitor Recording, 23
Mosaic, 59, 60
Mosaic Fade, 59
Multi-Image Screen, 63
MultiMediaCard Introduction*, 93
Í
S1 video input terminal, 29
Sample images, 114
Sand & Snow, 56
Screen Displays, 132
Scroll, 59
Self-Timer, 67
Sepia, 60
Shutter Sound*, 96
Shutter Speed, 70
Slide Show*, 102
Speaker, 27
Specifications, 115, 139
SP Mode, 18
Sports, 55
Spotlight, 56
Still Picture, 49, 97
Storage, 121
S-video, 29
System Diagram, 128
Ø
Optional Accessories, 129
∏
Ê
Tally Lamp, 42
Tape Protection, 15
Telephoto, 20
Temperature, 119, 121
Time Code, 136
Time Zone, 45
* ELURA2 MC only
Additional
Information
Pause, Record, 16
Photo Search, 78
Playback, 24
Playback Connection, 28
Playback Pause, 25
Portrait, 55
Power Adapter, 11, 13
Powering Your Camcorder, 11
Pre-Marked Position, 79
Preparing the Camera, 116
Preventing Accidental Erasure*,
103
Print Mark*, 111
Problems, 124
Progressive Scan, 48
Protect*, 103
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Tips for Making Better Videos, 31
Tripod, 31
Troubleshooting, 124
TV, 28, 132
E
Ë
Using the Camera Abroad, 122
Using the Menus, 34
◊
VCR, 28
Videocassettes, 14
Video Heads, 121
Video ID-1 system, 29
Viewfinder, 116, 121
Viewing Still Images*, 101
„
White Balance, 73
Wide-angle, 20
Widescreen TV, 18
Wind Screen, 66
Wipe, 59
Wireless Controller, 42
Û
Additional
Information
Zero Set Memory, 79
Zooming, 20
* ELURA2 MC only
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Menu at a Glance
Use the list below to quickly navigate the camera’s menu. Functions are listed
alphabetically.
Function
16:9 effect
First make sure the
POWER dial is set to...
MOVIE
Then select it from this
submenu and set.
CAM.SET UP
P.SCAN
6-sec. Date
VCR
DISP.SET UP
Audio dub
VCR
VCR SET UP
VCR SET UP
Audio mode
MOVIE
P.SCAN
VCR
Beep
MOVIE
P.SCAN
VCR
CARD
REC
CARD
PLAY
SYSTEM
Brightness
MOVIE
P.SCAN
VCR
CARD
REC
CARD
PLAY
DISP.SET UP
MOVIE
P.SCAN
Card mix*
D.EFFECTS → D.E.SELECT →
CARD MIX
CARD
PLAY
Copy- card to cassette*
CARD OPER.
Copy- cassette to card*
VCR
CARD OPER.
Data code
VCR
DISP.SET UP
Date/time display
MOVIE
MOVIE
P.SCAN
Digital effect select
MOVIE
P.SCAN
Displays
VCR
P.SCAN
VCR
SYSTEM
CARD
REC
D.EFFECTS
CARD
PLAY
File numbers*
Format*
P.SCAN
D.EFFECTS → D.E.SELECT
→ FADER
VCR
VCR
CARD OPER.
CARD
REC
CARD SET UP
CARD
PLAY
Additional
Information
CARD
PLAY
MOVIE
DISP.SET UP
D.EFFECTS → D.E.SELECT
→ EFFECT
CARD
REC
Erase*
Fader
DISP.SET UP
CARD
REC
VCR
MOVIE
DISP.SET UP
CARD
PLAY
VCR
Date/time set
Effect
CARD
REC
P.SCAN
Date/time select
E
CARD OPER.
* ELURA2 MC only
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Function
E
Image stabilizer
Page 144
First make sure the
POWER dial is set to...
MOVIE
CARD
REC
P.SCAN
CAM.SET UP
CARD
PLAY
Index*
CARD OPER.
Multi-image screen
speed
MOVIE
P.SCAN
VCR
CARD
REC
D.EFFECTS → D.E.SELECT
→ MULTI-S
Multi-image screen
split
MOVIE
P.SCAN
VCR
CARD
REC
D.EFFECTS → D.E.SELECT
→ MULTI-S
Mirror mode
MOVIE
P.SCAN
CARD
REC
DISP.SET UP
MOVIE
P.SCAN
D.EFFECTS → D.E.SELECT
→ CARD MIX → CARD MIX
MOVIE
P.SCAN
D.EFFECTS → D.E.SELECT →
CARD MIX → CARD MIX
Mix type*
Mix level*
Output channel
VCR SET UP
VCR
Print mark*
CARD
PLAY
CARD OPER.
Protect*
CARD
PLAY
CARD OPER.
Quality*
VCR
Record mode
MOVIE
P.SCAN
VCR
Remote sensor code
MOVIE
P.SCAN
VCR
Shutter speed
MOVIE
P.SCAN
Shutter sound*
Additional
Information
Then select it from this
submenu and set.
CARD
REC
CARD
REC
CARD SET UP
CARD
PLAY
VCR SET UP
CARD
PLAY
SYSTEM
CARD
REC
CAM.SET UP
CARD
REC
CARD SET UP
Tally lamp
MOVIE
P.SCAN
SYSTEM
Time zone/DST
MOVIE
P.SCAN
CARD
REC
SYSTEM
TV screen
MOVIE
P.SCAN
CARD
REC
DISP.SET UP
White balance
MOVIE
P.SCAN
CARD
REC
CAM.SET UP
Wind screen
MOVIE
P.SCAN
Zoom
MOVIE
P.SCAN
VCR SET UP
VCR
CARD
REC
CAM.SET UP
* ELURA2 MC only
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U.S.A.
CANON® ELURA2/ELURA2 MC DIGITAL VIDEO CAMCORDER
LIMITED WARRANTY
E
The limited warranty set forth below is given by Canon U.S.A., Inc. (“CUSA”) with respect to each Canon
ELURA2/ELURA2 MC Digital Video Camcorder (“DV Camcorder”) purchased and used in the United States.
Each Canon DV Camcorder, when delivered to you in new condition in its original container, is warranted against defective
material or workmanship as follows: for a period of one (1) year from the date of original purchase (three (3) months in the
case of the video head part), defective parts or DV Camcorders returned to a CUSA factory service center (“CUSA Center”) or
an authorized DV Camcorder service facility (“Service Facility”), and proven to be defective upon inspection, will be repaired
or exchanged for new or comparable rebuilt parts or DV Camcorders. The warranty period for repaired or replacement parts
or DV Camcorders shall begin upon shipment of the same, but shall in no event exceed the original warranty period of the
defective part or DV Camcorder.
Non-Canon brand peripheral equipment and software which may be distributed with Canon DV Camcorders are sold
“AS IS”, without warranty of any kind by CUSA, including any implied warranty regarding merchantability or fitness
for a particular purpose. The sole warranty with respect to such non-Canon brand items is given by the manufacturer
or producer thereof.
CUSA shall have no responsibility under this limited warranty for use of Canon DV Camcorders in conjunction with
incompatible peripheral equipment and incompatible software.
In order to obtain warranty service, contact the authorized Canon retail dealer from whom you purchased the DV Camcorder
or call the CANON INFORMATION CENTER AT 1-800-828-4040 (which is open from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (E.S.T.),
Monday through Friday, excluding holidays). Have your unit serial number and your date of purchase available when you
make the call to expedite service. In either case you will be directerd to ship the DV Camcorder, postage prepaid, to the
CUSA Center or Service Facility nearest to you. You must include a copy of the proof of purchase (bill of sale) and a
complete explanation of the problem. DV Camcorders covered by this limited warranty will be repaired and returned to you
without charge by the CUSA Center or the Service Facility. Repairs not under warranty will be at such cost as the CUSA
Center or Service Facility may from time to time generally establish.
This limited warranty covers all defects encountered in normal use of the DV Camcorder, and does not apply in the following
cases:
(a) Loss of or damage to the DV Camcorder due to abuse, mishandling, improper packaging by you, alteration, accident,
leaking batteries, exterior nicks, scratches or dents, electrical current fluctuations, failure to follow operating instructions,
maintenance and environmental instructions prescribed in CUSA’s instruction manual, or service performed by other than
a CUSA Center or Service Facility.
(b) Use of parts or supplies (other than those sold by CUSA) which cause damage to the DV Camcorder or cause abnormally
frequent service calls or service problems.
(c) If any DV Camcorder has had its serial number or dating altered or removed.
This limited warranty does not apply to accessories or consumables for the DV Camcorder, which are sold “AS IS”, without
warranty of any kind by CUSA.
Additional
Information
NO IMPLIED WARRANTY, INCLUDING ANY IMPLIED WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS
FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, APPLIES TO THE DV CAMCORDER AFTER THE APPLICABLE PERIOD OF
EXPRESS WARRANTY STATED ABOVE, AND NO OTHER EXPRESS WARRANTY OR GUARANTY, EXCEPT
AS MENTIONED ABOVE, GIVEN BY ANY PERSON, FIRM OR CORPORATION WITH RESPECT TO THE DV
CAMCORDER SHALL BIND CUSA. (SOME STATES DO NOT ALLOW LIMITATIONS ON HOW LONG AN
IMPLIED WARRANTY LASTS, SO THE ABOVE LIMITATION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU) CUSA SHALL NOT
BE LIABLE FOR LOSS OF REVENUES OR PROFITS, EXPENSE FOR SUBSTITUTE EQUIPMENT OR
SERVICE, STORAGE CHARGES, LOSS OF DATA, OR ANY OTHER SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL OR
CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES CAUSED BY THE USE, MISUSE OR INABILITY TO USE THE DV
CAMCORDER, REGARDLESS OF THE LEGAL THEORY ON WHICH THE CLAIM IS BASED, AND EVEN IF
CUSA HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. NOR SHALL RECOVERY OF ANY
KIND AGAINST CUSA BE GREATER IN AMOUNT THAN THE PURCHASE PRICE OF THE DV CAMCORDER
SOLD BY CUSA AND CAUSING THE ALLEGED DAMAGE. WITHOUT LIMITING THE FOREGOING, YOU
ASSUME ALL RISK AND LIABILITY FOR LOSS, DAMAGE OR INJURY TO YOU AND YOUR PROPERTY AND
TO OTHERS AND THEIR PROPERTY ARISING OUT OF USE, MISUSE OR INABILITY TO USE THE DV
CAMCORDER NOT CAUSED DIRECTLY BY THE NEGLIGENCE OF CUSA. (SOME STATES DO NOT ALLOW
THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, SO THE ABOVE
LIMITATION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.) THIS LIMITED WARRANTY SHALL NOT EXTEND TO ANYONE
OTHER THAN THE ORIGINAL PURCHASER OF ANY DV CAMCORDER, OR THE PERSON FOR WHOM IT
WAS PURCHASED AS A GIFT, AND STATES YOUR EXCLUSIVE REMEDY.
This limited warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights which vary from state to state.
Canon U.S.A., Inc.
One Canon Plaza
Lake Success, New York 11042
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CANON CONSUMER DIGITAL VIDEO EQUIPMENT LIMITED
WARRANTY
The limited warranty set forth below is given by Canon Canada Inc. (“Canon Canada”) with respect to Canon digital video equipment
purchased in Canada. This limited warranty is only effective upon presentation of a bill of sale or other proof of purchase for this Canon
digital video equipment to a Canon Service Facility when repairs are required.
Canon consumer video digital equipment is warranted under normal, non-commercial, personal use, against defective materials or
workmanship as follows:
Parts: Defective parts will be exchanged for new parts or, at Canon Canada’s option, comparable rebuilt parts for a period of one year
from the date of original purchase, except Video Heads which will be exchanged for a period of 3 months from the date of purchase.
Labour: For a period of one year from the date of original purchase, labour will be provided free of charge by our Canon Service
Facilities in Canada.
This limited warranty covers all defects except where:
(a) The loss or damage to the product results from:
i) accident, natural disaster, mishandling, abuse, neglect, unauthorized product modification or failure to follow instructions
contained in the instruction manual;
ii) the use of accessories, attachments, products, supplies, parts or devices with this Canon product that do not conform to
Canon specifications or that cause abnormally frequent service problems;
iii) repairs or services performed by any party other than a Canon Service Facility;
iv) defective batteries or any exposure to water, sand or dirt;
v) shipping (claim must be presented to the shipper);
(b) Any serial number on the video equipment is altered or removed.
(c) The digital video equipment is used for commercial, professional or industrial purposes.
This limited warranty does not cover the cabinet (exterior finish) of the digital video equipment, video cassette tapes, head cleanings,
nor does it apply to digital video equipment purchased outside Canada.
TO OBTAIN WARRANTY SERVICE
Ship your Canon digital video equipment in its original carton, box or equivalent, properly packed, fully insured with shipping charges
prepaid, together with a copy of your bill of sale or other proof of purchase and a description of the problem to any of the Canon
Service Facilities in Canada.
LIMITATIONS
Except as otherwise required by applicable legislation, this warranty is in lieu of all other warranties, conditions, guarantees or
representations, express or implied, statutory or otherwise, relative to this Canon product, including implied warranties or conditions of
merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.
Canon Canada assumes no liability for special, consequential or incidental damages or loss that may arise, whether on account of
negligence or otherwise, from the use, misuse or inability to use this Canon product (including loss of profit, revenue, video tapes or
enjoyment) or from failure to conform to any express or implied warranties, conditions, guarantees or representations. Any recovery
under this limited warranty shall not exceed the purchase price of the product. Canon Canada does not assume or authorize any other
person to assume for Canon Canada any other liability with respect to this Canon product.
This warranty does not extend to any person other than the original purchaser of this Canon product or the person for whom it was
purchased as a gift and states your exclusive remedy.
Additional
Information
NOTICE TO CONSUMER
If you plan to take important videos or if the product has not been used for some time, please check all functions with the instruction
book before using it.
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Instruction Manual
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CANON INC.
U.S.A.
CAMESCOPE ET LECTEUR VIDEO NUMERIQUES
CANON U.S.A., INC. NEW JERSEY OFFICE
100 Jamesburg Road, Jamesburg, NJ 08831 USA
FRANÇAIS
Mode d’emploi
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100 Park Blvd., Itasca, IL 60143 USA
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15955 Alton Parkway, Irvine, CA 92718 USA
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1020 Auahi Street, Bldg. #8, Honolulu, HI 96814 USA
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VIDEOCAMARA Y GRABADORA DIGITAL
ESPAÑOL
Manual de Instrucciones
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● If you have any questions, call the Canon U.S.A. Information
Center toll-free at 1-800-828-4040 (U.S.A. only).
CANADA
CANON CANADA INC. NATIONAL HEADQUARTERS
6390 Dixie Road, Mississauga, Ontario L5T 1P7
CANON CANADA INC. CALGARY
2828, 16th Street, N.E. Calgary, Alberta T2E 7K7
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5990 Côte de Liesse, Quebec H4T 1V7
● If you have any questions, call the Canon Canada Information
Center toll-free at 1-800-828-4040. (Canada only)
● Si vous avez des questions, veuillez téléphoner sans frais au
Canada 1-800-828-4040. (Canada seulement)
MEXICO
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ASIA
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Periferico Sur No. 4124 Col. Ex-Rancho de Anzaldo C.P. 01900
México, D.F., México
CANON LATIN AMERICA, INC.
6505 Blue Lagoon Drive Suite 325 Miami FL 33126 USA
Mini
Digital
Video
Cassette
CANON HONGKONG COMPANY LTD.
9/F, The Hong Kong Club Building, 3A Chater Road, Central, Hong Kong
This instruction book explains the use of the ELURA2 and ELURA2 MC camcorders. The only difference between these models is that the ELURA2 MC includes a MultiMediaCard Memory Card
function. Please note that illustrations in this instruction book refer mainly to the ELURA2 model.
Printed on 70% reused paper.
Document réalisé avec du papier recyclé à 70%.
El papel aqui utilizado es 70% reciclado.
PUB.DIM-352B
0800A/AB3.5
© CANON INC. 2000
DY8-9120-247-000
PRINTED IN JAPAN
IMPRIME AU JAPON
IMPRESO EN JAPÓN
Ce mode d’emploi explique l’utilisation des camescopes ELURA2 et ELURA2 MC. L’unique différence entre ces deux modèles réside dans le fait que le modèle ELURA2 MC possède une carte
de mémoire MultiMedia. Veuillez noter que des illustrations de ce mode d’emploi renvoient essentiellement au modèle ELURA2.
Este manual de instrucciones explica el uso de las videocámaras ELURA2 y ELURA2 MC. La
única diferencia entre estos dos modelos radica en que la ELURA2 MC incluye una función de tarjeta de memoria MultiMediaCard. Por favor tenga en cuanta que las instrucciones de este manual
de instrucciones corresponden principalmente al modelo ELURA2.
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