PUB.DIM-637
Digital Video Camcorder
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Instruction Manual
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This instruction manual explains how to install the software, connect the camcorder to a
computer, and download images from a memory card to a computer. For more detailed
operational instructions, refer to the PDF format manual provided on the DIGITAL VIDEO
SOLUTION DISK For Windows or DIGITAL VIDEO SOLUTION DISK For Macintosh.
Ce manuel d'instruction explique comment installer le logiciel, connecter le
camescope a l'ordinateur et telecharger des images a partir d'une carte memoire sur
un ordinateur. Pour des instructions de fonctionnement plus detaillees, reportez-vous
au manuel au format PDF fournie sur le disque DIGITAL VIDEO SOLUTION DISK
For Windows ou DIGITAL VIDEO SOLUTION DISK For Macintosh.
En este manual de instrucciones se explica como instalar el software, conectar la
videocamara a un ordenador, y descargar imagenes de una tarjeta de memoria a un
ordenador. Si desea instrucciones mas detalladas sobre el funcionamiento, consulte el
manual de formato PDF suministrado con el disco DIGITAL VIDEO SOLUTION DISK
For Windows o DIGITAL VIDEO SOLUTION DISK For Macintosh.
If you are using Windows operating system, use the supplied
DIGITAL VIDEO SOLUTION DISK For Windows.
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DIGITAL VIDEO SOLUTION DISK For Macintosh.
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DIGITAL VIDEO SOLUTION DISK For Windows suministrado.
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This manual covers the installation and the connection procedures only.
For more operating instructions, refer to the PDF format manual provided on the
DIGITAL VIDEO SOLUTION DISK For Windows.
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instructions d’utilisation, reportez-vous au manuel au format PDF fourni sur le disque
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instrucciones de operación, consulte el manual en formato PDF contenido en el disco
DIGITAL VIDEO SOLUTION DISK For Windows.
This software is for use with Windows® XP only.
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Important Usage Instructions
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WARNING:
TO REDUCE THE RISK OF FIRE OR ELECTRIC SHOCK, DO NOT EXPOSE THIS
PRODUCT TO RAIN OR MOISTURE.
WARNING:
TO REDUCE THE RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK AND TO REDUCE ANNOYING
INTERFERENCE, USE THE RECOMMENDED ACCESSORIES ONLY.
COPYRIGHT WARNING:
Unauthorized recording of copyrighted materials may infringe on the rights of
copyright owners and be contrary to copyright laws.
Digital Video Camcorder, OPTURA40/OPTURA30 systems
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1)
This device may not cause harmful interference, and (2) this device must accept any interference received,
including interference that may cause undesired operation.
Note: This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for class B digital device, pursuant to
Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful
interference in a residential installation. This equipment generates, uses and can radiate radio frequency energy
and, if not installed and use in accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio
communications. However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation. If
this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or television reception, which can be determined by
turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of
the following measures:
• Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
• Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
• Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is connected.
• Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
Use of shielded cable is required to comply with class B limits in Subpart B of Part 15 of FCC Rules.
Do not make any changes or modifications to the equipment unless otherwise specified in the manual.
If such changes or modifications should be made, you could be required to stop operation of the equipment.
Canon U.S.A. Inc.
One Canon Plaza, Lake Success, NY 11042, U.S.A.
Tel No. (516)328-5600
CAUTION:
TO PREVENT ELECTRIC SHOCK, MATCH WIDE BLADE OF PLUG TO WIDE SLOT, FULLY
INSERT.
Important Warning
CAUTION
RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK
DO NOT OPEN
CAUTION:
TO REDUCE THE RISK OF ELECTRIC
SHOCK, DO NOT REMOVE COVER (OR
BACK). NO USER-SERVICEABLE PARTS
INSIDE. REFER SERVICING TO QUALIFIED
SERVICE PERSONNEL.
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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.
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
In these safety instructions the word “product”
refers to the Canon Digital Video Camcorder
OPTURA40/OPTURA30 A 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.
4. Follow Instructions — All operating and
maintenance instructions should be
followed.
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.
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-570 Compact Power
Adapter is equipped with a polarized 2prong plug (a plug having one blade wider
than the other).
The 2-prong polarized plug will fit into the
power outlet only one way. This is a safety
feature. If you are unable to insert the plug
fully into the outlet, try reversing the plug.
If the plug still fails to fit, contact your
electrician to replace your obsolete outlet.
Do not defeat the safety purpose of the
polarized plug.
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Introduction
3. Heed Warnings — All warnings on the
product and in the operating instructions
should be adhered to.
10. Power Sources — The CA-570 Compact
Power Adapter should be operated only
from the type of power source indicated on
the marking label. If you are not sure of the
type of power supply to your home, consult
your product dealer or local power
company. Regarding other power sources
such as battery power, refer to instructions
in this manual.
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.
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
ANTENNA
LEAD IN
WIRE
GROUND
CLAMP
ANTENNA
DISCHARGE
UNIT
(NEC SECTION
810-20)
ELECTRIC
SERVICE
EQUIPMENT
GROUNDING CONDUCTORS
(NEC SECTION 810-21)
GROUND CLAMPS
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. Overloading — Do not overload wall outlets
and extension cords as this can result in a
risk of fire or electric shock.
16. Objects and Liquid Entry — Never push
objects of any kind into this product
through openings as they may touch
dangerous voltage points or short out parts
that could result in a fire or electric shock.
Be careful not to spill liquid of any kind
onto the product.
17. 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.
18. 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.
19. Replacement Parts — When replacement
parts are required, be sure the service
technician has used replacement parts that
are specified by Canon or that have the
same characteristics as the original part.
Unauthorized substitutions may result in
fire, electric shock or other hazards.
20. 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.
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-570.
The Adapter can be used with a power supply between 100 and 240 V AC.
For areas where 120 V AC power is not used, you will need a special plug
adapter. Contact your nearest Canon Service Center for further information.
Use only CSA/UL Certified power supply cord set, Polarized, Type SPT-2 or
heavier, minimum No. 18 AWG copper, rated 125 or 250 V, minimum ‚P A,
minimum 6 ft (1.8 m), maximum 10 ft (3 m) long.
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Using this Manual
Thank you for purchasing the Canon OPTURA40/OPTURA30. Please read this manual
carefully before you use the camcorder and retain it for future reference.
Change the display language before you begin (
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78).
Symbols and References Used in This Manual
❍
: Precautions related to the camcorder operation.
: Additional topics that complement the basic operating procedures.
: Reference page number.
Capital letters are used to refer to buttons on the camcorder or the wireless controller.
[ ] are used to refer to menu items displayed on the screen.
“Screen” refers to the LCD and the viewfinder screen.
Please note that the illustrations mainly refer to the OPTURA40.
Introduction
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Setting the Time Zone, Date and Time
Set the time zone, date and time when you first start using your camcorder, or when
you have replaced the backup battery.
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Setting the Time Zone/Daylight Saving Time
Operating modes (see below)
Menu item and its default setting
CAMERA
(
37)
PLAY (VCR)
CARD CAMERA
SYSTEM
CARD PLAY
T.ZONE/DST•••N.Y.
1. Press the MENU button to open the menu.
Basic Functions Preparations
Button and switches to be operated
2. Turn the SET dial to select [SYSTEM] and press the
SET dial.
3. Turn the SET dial to select [T.ZONE/DST] and press
the SET dial.
Th ti
tti
(
t bl
th
t
) Th d f
lt
tti
i N
The operating modes are determined by the position of the POWER switch and the
TAPE/CARD switch.
Operating Mode
CAMERA
PLAY (VCR)
CARD CAMERA
CARD PLAY
POWER Switch
CAMERA
PLAY (VCR)
CAMERA
PLAY (VCR)
CAMERA
: Function can be used in this mode.
CAMERA
: Function cannot be used in this mode.
TAPE/CARD Switch
b (TAPE)
b (TAPE)
(CARD)
(CARD)
Trademark Acknowledgements
• Canon and Bubble Jet are registered trademarks of Canon Inc.
• D is a trademark.
•
is a trademark.
• Windows® is either a registered trademark or trademark of Microsoft Corporation in the United States
and/or other countries.
• Macintosh and Mac OS are trademarks of Apple Computer, Inc., registered in the United States and
other countries.
• Other names and products not mentioned above may be registered trademarks or trademarks of their
respective companies.
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Table of Contents
Introduction
Important Usage Instructions ........................................................................................2
Important Safety Instructions ........................................................................................3
Using this Manual ..........................................................................................................5
Checking Supplied Accessories ......................................................................................8
Components Guide ........................................................................................................9
Basic Functions
Preparations
Preparing the Power Supply........................................................................................13
Loading/Unloading a Cassette ....................................................................................16
Installing the Backup Battery ......................................................................................17
Preparing the Camcorder ............................................................................................18
Using the Wireless Controller......................................................................................20
Setting the Time Zone, Date and Time......................................................................21
Recording
Recording Movies on a Tape ......................................................................................24
Zooming ........................................................................................................................28
Tips for Making Better Videos ....................................................................................30
Playback
Playing Back a Tape ......................................................................................................31
Adjusting the Volume ..................................................................................................33
Playing Back on a TV Screen........................................................................................34
Advanced Functions
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Menus and Settings ......................................................................................................37
Recording
Using the Recording Programs....................................................................................45
Using the Night Modes ................................................................................................48
Skin Detail Function......................................................................................................50
Adjusting Exposure Manually......................................................................................51
Adjusting the Focus Manually ....................................................................................52
Setting the White Balance ..........................................................................................54
Setting the Shutter Speed............................................................................................56
Using the Self-Timer......................................................................................................58
Changing the Recording Mode (SP/LP) ......................................................................59
Audio Recording ..........................................................................................................60
Using Digital Effects......................................................................................................64
Playback
Magnifying the Image..................................................................................................71
Displaying the Data Code ............................................................................................72
End Search......................................................................................................................74
Returning to a Pre-marked Position ..........................................................................75
Date Search ....................................................................................................................76
Other Functions
Customizing the Camcorder ........................................................................................77
Changing the Display Language ................................................................................78
Changing the Remote Sensor Mode ..........................................................................79
Other Camcorder Settings ..........................................................................................80
Editing
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Recording to a VCR or Digital Video Device ............................................................83
Recording from Analog Video Devices (VCR, TV or Camcorder) ..........................85
Recording from Digital Video Devices (DV Dubbing)..............................................86
Converting Analog Signals into Digital Signals (Analog-Digital Converter) ........87
Audio Dubbing..............................................................................................................89
Connecting to a Computer Using a DV (IEEE1394) Cable ......................................92
Using a Memory Card
Introduction
Inserting and Removing a Memory Card ..................................................................93
Selecting the Image Quality/Size ................................................................................94
File Numbers ..................................................................................................................96
Recording Still Images on a Memory Card ................................................................97
Using the Flash ............................................................................................................101
Reviewing a Still Image Right after Recording ......................................................104
Recording Motion JPEG Movies on a Memory Card..............................................105
Selecting the Focusing Point ....................................................................................107
Selecting the Drive Mode ..........................................................................................108
Recording Panoramic Images (Stitch Assist Mode) ................................................110
Playing Back a Memory Card ....................................................................................112
Protecting Images ......................................................................................................115
Erasing Images ............................................................................................................116
Combining Images (Card Mix) ..................................................................................117
Formatting a Memory Card ......................................................................................121
Creating a Start-up Image ........................................................................................122
Direct Printing
Printing Still Images ....................................................................................................123
Selecting the Print Settings........................................................................................126
Trimming Settings ......................................................................................................131
Printing with Print Order Settings ............................................................................132
Transferring Images
Connecting to a Computer Using a USB Cable ......................................................134
Direct Transfer Windows OS Only ..............................................................................135
Selecting Images for Transfer (Transfer Order) ......................................................138
Additional Information
About the NETWORK Mode ....................................................................................139
Screen Displays ............................................................................................................140
List of Messages ..........................................................................................................143
Maintenance/Others ..................................................................................................146
Troubleshooting ..........................................................................................................152
System Diagram ........................................................................................................156
Optional Accessories ..................................................................................................157
Specifications ..............................................................................................................160
Item Codes ..................................................................................................................162
Index ............................................................................................................................163
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Checking Supplied Accessories
CA-570 Compact
Power Adapter
(incl. power cord)
NB-2LH Battery Pack
Lithium Button
Battery CR2025
WL-D83 Wireless
Controller
Two AA (R6) Batteries Lens Cap and Lens
Cap Cord
SS-900 Shoulder Strap STV-250N Stereo
Video Cable
IFC-300PCU USB Cable SDC-8M SD Memory
Card (containing
sample images)
DIGITAL VIDEO
SOLUTION DISK
For Windows
For Macintosh
The serial number of this product can be found at the battery attachment unit of
the camcorder. Write down the number and other information here and retain this
book as a permanent record of your purchase to aid identification in case of theft.
Date of Purchase:
Model Name: OPTURA40/OPTURA30 A
Purchased From:
Serial No.:
Dealer Address:
Dealer Phone No.:
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Components Guide
OPTURA40/OPTURA30
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REC SEARCH + button ( 27) /
(fast forward) button ( 32) /
CARD + button ( 112)
DRIVE MODE button (
(stop) button ( 31)
(flash) button (
(play/pause)
button ( 31)
108) /
Introduction
REC SEARCH – button ( 27) /
(record review) button ( 27) /
(rewind) button ( 31) /
CARD – button ( 112)
101) /
(self-timer) button ( 58) /
REC PAUSE button ( 85)
AUDIO LEVEL button* (
DIGITAL EFFECTS button (
60)
64)
DIGITAL EFFECTS
ON/OFF button ( 64)
CARD MIX button ( 117) /
SLIDE SHOW button ( 113) /
(stitch assist) button ( 110)
NIGHT MODE
button ( 48) /
(print/share)
button ( 123, 135)
BATTERY RELEASE button
( 13)
LCD screen
( 24)
Battery attachment unit
( 13) / Serial number
EXP button ( 51) /
END SEARCH button (
OPEN button(
24)
MENU button (
Memory card slot (
93)
SET dial (
74)
37)
37)
Card access indicator (
93)
FOCUS button ( 52) /
DATA CODE button ( 72)
* OPTURA40 only.
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TAPE/CARD switch (
Dioptric adjustment
lever ( 18)
5)
b Using a tape
Using a memory card
PHOTO button (
97)
Zoom lever (
28)
Program selector (
Viewfinder (
18)
46)
Easy recording
Program AE
Strap mount (
19)
Speaker (
CHARGE indicator (
Grip belt (
Power indicator (
33)
13)
18)
13)
Strap mount (
Start/stop button
( 24, 105)
Power switch ( 5)
19)
Cassette compartment
( 16)
OPEN/EJECT
CAMERA
OFF
PLAY(VCR)
NETWORK
10
switch
Cassette compartment
cover ( 16)
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Flash (
101)
Focus ring (
DC IN terminal (
Backup battery
compartment (
52)
Introduction
Advanced Accessory shoe
( 159)
Terminal cover
13)
17)
Stereo microphone (
S
S-video terminal (
Remote sensor (
89)
20)
35)
Terminal cover
MIC terminal (
Assist lamp (White LED)*
( 48)
63)
AV terminal ( 34) /
(phones) terminal
( 33, 62)
DV terminal (
USB terminal (
83, 92)
123, 134)
Tripod socket (
30)
* OPTURA40 only.
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WL-D83 Wireless Controller
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!0
!1
!2
!3
!4
!5
START
/STOP
W
SELF T. D.EFFECTS
ZOOM
T
MENU
TV SCREEN ON/OFF
SET
DATA CODE SLIDE SHOW
CARD
DATE SEARCH
ZERO SET
MEMORY REW
PLAY
12bit
AUDIO OUT
STOP
AUDIO DUB. PAUSE
SLOW
q Zoom buttons ( 28)
w Select buttons ( 37)
e PHOTO button ( 97)
r START/STOP button ( 24, 105)
t SELF T. button ( 58)
y D. EFFECTS button, ON/OFF button (
u TV SCREEN button ( 140)
i DATA CODE button ( 72)
o DATE SEARCH -/+ buttons ( 76)
!0 ZERO SET MEMORY button ( 75)
!1 12bit AUDIO OUT button ( 91)
!2 AUDIO DUB. button ( 89)
!3 REC PAUSE button ( 85)
!4 AV DV button ( 88)
!5 REMOTE SET button ( 79)
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PHOTO
FF
@5
2
AV DV REMOTE SET
REC
PAUSE
WIRELESS CONTROLLER WL-D83
64)
!6
!7
!8
!9
@0
@1
@2
@3
@4
@6
@7
@8
@9
!6 Transmitter
!7 MENU button ( 37)
!8 SET button ( 37)
buttons ( 112)
!9 CARD
@0 SLIDE SHOW button ( 113)
@1 REW button ( 31)
@2 PLAY button ( 31)
@3 FF button ( 32)
button ( 32)
@4
@5 STOP button ( 31)
button ( 32)
@6
@7 PAUSE button ( 32)
@8 SLOW button ( 32)
@9 2 button ( 32)
Preparing the Power Supply
Attaching the Battery Pack
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1. Turn the POWER switch to OFF.
q
2. Move the viewfinder upward.
w
3. Attach the battery pack to the
camcorder.
• Remove the terminal cover of the battery
pack.
• Press lightly and slide it in the direction of
the arrow until it clicks.
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1. Connect the power cord to the
adapter.
2. Plug the power cord into a power
outlet.
3. Connect the power adapter to the
camcorder’s DC IN terminal.
DC IN terminal
CHARGE
indicator
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The CHARGE indicator starts flashing. It
glows steadily when charging is complete.
4. When charging is complete,
disconnect the power adapter from
the camcorder. Unplug the power
cord from the power outlet and
disconnect it from the adapter.
Basic Functions Preparations
Charging the Battery Pack
q
w
5. Remove the battery pack after use.
Press the BATTERY RELEASE button to remove the battery.
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Using a Household Power Source
1. Turn the POWER switch to OFF.
2. Connect the power cord to the
power adapter.
q
3. Plug the power cord into a power
outlet.
4. Connect the power adapter to the
camcorder’s DC IN terminal.
r
e
w
❍ Turn off the camcorder before connecting or disconnecting the power adapter.
❍ If the adapter is used close to a TV, it may cause picture interference. Move the
adapter away from the TV or the antenna cable.
❍ Do not connect any products that are not expressly recommended to the
camcorder’s DC IN terminal or to the power adapter.
❍ You may hear some noise from the power adapter during use. This is not a
malfunction.
❍ Do not disconnect and reconnect the power cord while charging a battery
pack. Charging may stop. The battery pack may not be charged correctly even
if the CHARGE indicator glows steady. The battery pack may also not be
charged correctly when a power outage occurs during charging. Remove the
battery pack and attach it back to the camcorder.
❍ When the power adapter or battery pack is defective, the CHARGE indicator
flashes rapidly (at about 2 flashes/second) and charging stops.
❍ The CHARGE indicator informs you about the charge status.
0-50%:
Flashes once every second
More than 50%: Flashes twice every second
100%:
Glows steadily
❍ Charging, Recording and Playback Times
Below times are approximate and vary according to the charging, recording or
playback conditions.
Charging Time
Max. Recording
Time
Typical Recording
Time*
Playback Time
Viewfinder
LCD
Viewfinder
LCD
NB-2LH
115 min.
90 min.
75 min.
50 min.
40 min.
105 min.
NB-2L
110 min.
70 min.
55 min.
40 min.
30 min.
85 min.
BP-2L12
180 min.
145 min.
120 min.
80 min.
70 min.
175 min.
BP-2L14
210 min.
185 min.
155 min.
100 min.
85 min.
220 min.
* Approximate times for recording with repeated operations such as start/stop, zooming,
power on/off. Actual time may be shorter.
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❍ We recommend charging the battery pack in temperatures between 50 ˚F and
86 ˚F (10 ˚C and 30 ˚C). Outside the temperature range of 32 ˚F to 104 ˚F (0 ˚C
to 40 ˚C), the CHARGE indicator flashes rapidly and charging stops.
❍ A lithium ion battery pack can be charged at any charge state. Unlike
conventional battery packs, you do not need to completely use or discharge it
before charging.
❍ We recommend that you prepare battery packs 2 to 3 times longer than you
think you might need.
❍ To conserve battery charge, turn off the camcorder instead of leaving it in
record pause mode.
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Basic Functions Preparations
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Loading/Unloading a Cassette
Use only videocassettes marked with the D logo.
1. Slide the OPEN/EJECT switch and
open the cassette compartment
cover.
Tape
protection tab
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The cassette compartment opens
automatically.
2. Load/unload the cassette.
• Load the cassette with the window facing
the grip belt.
• Unload the cassette by pulling it straight
out.
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3. Press the P mark on the cassette
compartment until it clicks.
4. Wait for the cassette compartment to
retract automatically and close the
cassette compartment cover.
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❍ Do not interfere with the cassette compartment while it is opening or closing
automatically, or attempt to close the cover before the cassette compartment
has fully retracted.
❍ Be careful not to get your fingers caught in the cassette compartment cover.
If the camcorder is connected to a power source, cassettes can be loaded/
unloaded even if the POWER switch is set to OFF.
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Installing the Backup Battery
The backup battery allows the camcorder to retain date, time (
21) and other
camcorder settings while the power source is disconnected. Connect a power source to
the camcorder when replacing the backup battery to retain the settings.
1. Open the terminal cover.
2. Open the backup battery cover.
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3. Insert the lithium battery with the
+ side facing outward.
Basic Functions Preparations
4. Close the backup battery cover.
5. Close the terminal cover.
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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 the battery.
• Replace the battery with a CR2025 made by Panasonic, Hitachi Maxell, Sony,
Sanyo, or with Duracell2025. Use of other batteries may present a risk of fire or
explosion.
❍ Do not pick up the battery using tweezers or other metal tools as this will
cause a short circuit.
❍ Wipe the battery with a clean dry cloth to ensure proper contact.
❍ Keep the battery out of reach of children. If it is swallowed, seek medical
assistance immediately. The battery case may break and the battery fluids may
damage stomach and intestines.
❍ Do not disassemble, heat or immerse the battery in water to avoid the risk of
explosion.
The backup battery has a life span of about a year. “j” flashes in red to inform
you that it needs to be replaced.
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Preparing the Camcorder
Adjusting the Viewfinder (Dioptric Adjustment)
1. Turn on the camcorder and keep
the LCD panel closed.
2. Pull out the viewfinder.
3. Adjust the dioptric adjustment
lever.
Attaching the Lens Cap
1. Attach the cord to the lens cap.
2. Pass the grip belt through the loop
on the cord.
Press the buttons on the lens cap when
attaching/removing it. Hook the lens cap on
the grip belt while you are recording, and
place it over the lens when you have
finished.
Fastening the Grip Belt
Hold the camcorder with your right
hand and adjust the belt with your
left.
Adjust the grip belt so that you can reach the
zoom lever with your index finger, and the
start/stop button with your thumb.
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Attaching the Shoulder Strap
Pass the ends through the strap mount and adjust the length of the strap.
SS-900
Shoulder strap
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Using the Wireless Controller
Point it at the camcorder’s remote
sensor when you press the buttons.
Inserting Batteries
The wireless controller operates with two AA (R6) batteries.
1. Open the battery cover.
2. Insert the batteries following the +
and – markings.
3. Close the battery cover.
❍ Camcorder and wireless controller are equipped with 2 remote sensor modes
(
79). If the wireless controller does not work, check if camcorder and
wireless controller are set to the same mode.
❍ When the camcorder cannot be operated with the wireless controller, or when
it can only be operated in very close range, replace the batteries. Make sure to
replace both batteries at the same time.
❍ The wireless controller may not work properly when the remote sensor is
subjected to strong light sources or direct sunlight.
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Setting the Time Zone, Date and Time
Set the time zone, date and time when you first start using your camcorder, or when
you have replaced the backup battery.
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Setting the Time Zone/Daylight Saving Time
CAMERA
(
37)
PLAY (VCR)
SYSTEM
CARD CAMERA
CARD PLAY
T.ZONE/DST•••N.Y.
1. Press the MENU button to open the menu.
Basic Functions Preparations
2. Turn the SET dial to select [SYSTEM] and press the
SET dial.
3. Turn the SET dial to select [T.ZONE/DST] and press
the SET dial.
The time zone setting appears (see table on the next page). The default setting is New
York.
4. Turn the SET dial to select the setting option that represents your time
zone and press the SET dial.
To adjust for daylight saving time, select the time zone with the U next to the area.
Setting the Date and Time
CAMERA
(
37)
PLAY (VCR)
SYSTEM
CARD CAMERA
CARD PLAY
D/TIME SET•••JAN. 1,2004
12:00 PM
5. Turn the SET dial to select [D/TIME SET] and press
the SET dial.
The year display starts to flash.
6. Turn the SET dial to select the year, and press the
SET dial.
• The next part of the display starts flashing.
• Set the month, day, hours and minutes in the same way.
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7. Press the MENU button to close the menu and to
start the clock.
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1
19
4
20
18
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2
3
17
6
7
9
10
15
8
5
21
23
14
12
22
11
13
14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24
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
Once you have set time zone, date and time, you do not need to reset the clock
each time you travel to another time zone. Just set the time zone to the one of
your destination, and the camcorder automatically adjusts the clock.
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Displaying Date and Time during Recording
You can display the date and time in the lower left corner of the screen.
CAMERA
(
37)
PLAY (VCR)
DISPLAY SETUP/
CARD CAMERA
CARD PLAY
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D/T DISPLAY••OFF
1. Press the MENU button to open the menu.
2. Turn the SET dial to select [DISPLAY SETUP/
press the SET dial.
] and
4. Turn the SET dial to select [ON].
5. Press the MENU button to close the menu.
Basic Functions Preparations
3. Turn the SET dial to select [D/T DISPLAY] and press
the SET dial.
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Recording Movies on a Tape
Before You Begin Recording
Make a test recording first to check if the camcorder operates correctly. Before you
make important recordings, clean the video heads (
147).
Recording
1. Remove the lens cap.
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2. Set the camcorder to CAMERA
mode.
Set the POWER switch to CAMERA and the
TAPE/CARD switch to b.
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3. Push the OPEN button at the LCD
panel and open the LCD panel.
4. Press the start/stop button to
begin recording.
Press the start/stop button again to pause
recording.
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When You Have Finished Recording
1. Turn the POWER switch to OFF.
2. Close the LCD panel and return the viewfinder into its initial position.
3. Replace the lens cap.
4. Unload the cassette.
5. Disconnect the power source.
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❍ Wait until the tape counter stops completely before you start recording.
❍ When you do not remove the cassette, you can record the next scene without
producing any noise or blank sections between the recordings even if you turn
the camcorder off.
❍ Bright light may make it difficult to use the LCD screen. In such case, use the
viewfinder instead.
❍
You can rotate the LCD panel. Make sure to open
the LCD panel at 90 degrees before rotating it.
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❍ When recording near loud sounds (such as fireworks, drums or concerts),
sound may become distorted or may be recorded not in the actual sound level.
This is not a malfunction.
OPTURA40: The audio recording level can also be adjusted manually (
60).
❍ The camcorder will shut off after 5 minutes when left in record pause
mode to protect tape and video heads. “
AUTO POWER OFF” appears
20 seconds before shutoff. To continue recording, turn the POWER
switch to OFF and then back to CAMERA.
❍ About the LCD and viewfinder screen: The screens are produced with
extremely high-precision manufacturing techniques, with more than
99.99% of the pixels operating to specification. Less than 0.01% of the
pixels may occasionally misfire or appear as black or green dots. This
has no effect on the recorded image and does not constitute a
malfunction.
Basic Functions Recording
Allowing the Subject to Monitor the LCD Screen
You can rotate the LCD panel so that the screen faces in the
same direction as the lens. The viewfinder switches on
allowing you to use the viewfinder while the subject can
monitor the screen.
The image appears mirror reversed (LCD MIRROR ON).
However, you can choose to display the image as it is being
recorded (LCD MIRROR OFF).
CAMERA
(
37)
PLAY (VCR)
DISPLAY SETUP/
CARD CAMERA
CARD PLAY
LCD MIRROR•••ON
1. Press the MENU button to open the menu.
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2. Turn the SET dial to select [DISPLAY SETUP/
press the SET dial.
] and
3. Turn the SET dial to select [LCD MIRROR] and press
the SET dial.
4. Turn the SET dial to select [OFF].
5. Press the MENU button to close the menu.
When [LCD MIRROR] is set to [ON], only tape or card operation and self-timer
displays appear on the LCD screen (all displays appear on the viewfinder screen).
Screen Displays during Recording
e Remaining battery charge
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The battery symbol indicates the charge
status of the battery pack.
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Indicates the recording time in hours,
minutes and seconds.
• “k“ starts flashing in red when the
battery pack is empty.
• When you attach an empty battery
pack, the power may turn off without
displaying “k“.
• The actual battery charge may not be
indicated accurately depending on the
condition under which battery pack
and camcorder are used.
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r When “j” flashes
Indicates the remaining time of the tape
in minutes. “b“ moves during
recording. “b END“ flashes when the
tape reaches the end.
• When the time left is less than 15
seconds, the remaining tape time may
not appear.
• Depending on the type of the tape,
the indication may not be displayed
correctly.
“j“ flashes in red when the lithium
button battery is not installed, or when
it runs out.
q Time code
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t Recording reminder
The camcorder counts from 1 to 10
seconds when you start recording. This
is helpful to avoid scenes that are too
short.
Reviewing and Searching when Recording
REC SEARCH – button/
v (record review) button
REC SEARCH + button
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Record Review
CAMERA
PLAY (VCR)
CARD CAMERA
CARD PLAY
Press and release the c (record review) button.
The camcorder rewinds the tape, plays back the last few seconds,
and returns to record pause mode.
Basic Functions Recording
In record pause mode, this function allows you to review the last few seconds of your
recording to check if it has been recorded properly.
Record Search
CAMERA
PLAY (VCR)
CARD CAMERA
CARD PLAY
In record pause mode, this function allows you to play back the tape (forward or
reverse) to locate the point where you wish to begin recording.
Press and hold the REC SEARCH + button (forward) or –
button (reverse).
• Release the button at the point you wish to begin recording.
• The camcorder returns to record pause mode.
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Zooming
The camcorder automatically switches between optical zooming and digital zooming.
Image resolution is slightly lower with the digital zoom.
T
Zoom in
W
Zoom out
Zoom lever
Optical Zoom
14× optical zoom
CAMERA
PLAY (VCR)
12× optical zoom
CARD CAMERA
CARD PLAY
Move the zoom lever toward W to zoom out (wideangle). Move it toward T to zoom in (telephoto).
Press the zoom lever slightly for a slow zoom. Press harder for a
faster zoom.
You can also use the T and W buttons on the wireless controller. However, you
cannot control the zoom speed.
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Digital Zoom
56×/280× digital zoom
48×/240× digital zoom
(56× in CARD CAMERA mode)
(48× in CARD CAMERA mode)
CAMERA
(
37)
PLAY (VCR)
CAMERA SETUP
CARD CAMERA
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CARD PLAY
D.ZOOM•••••••56X
1. Press the MENU button to open the menu.
3. Turn the SET dial to select [D.ZOOM] and press the
SET dial.
4. Turn the SET dial to select a setting option.
Basic Functions Recording
2. Turn the SET dial to select [CAMERA SETUP] and
press the SET dial.
5. Press the MENU button to close the menu.
❍ Digital zoom cannot be used in the night modes.
❍ Digital zoom cannot be used when the multi-image screen is selected.
❍ A zoom indicator appears for 4 seconds. It extends in light blue when the
digital zoom is set to 56x (OPTURA40) or 48x (OPTURA30), and extends further
in dark blue when set to 280x (OPTURA40) or 240x (OPTURA30).
❍ Keep at least 3.3 ft. (1 m) to the subject. At wide-angle, you can focus on a
subject as close as 0.39 in. (1 cm).
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Tips for Making Better Videos
Holding the Camcorder
For maximum stability, grip the camcorder in your right hand and keep
your right elbow pressed against your body. If necessary, support the
camcorder with your left hand. Be careful that your fingers do not
touch the microphone or lens.
For More Stability
Lean against a wall
Put the camcorder on a table
Lie on your elbow
Use a tripod
Lighting
When recording outdoors, we
recommend recording with the sun at
your back.
❍ When using a tripod, do not leave the viewfinder exposed to direct sunlight as
it may melt (due to concentration of the light by the lens).
❍ Do not use tripods with fastening screws longer than 0.2 inch (5.5 mm) as it
may damage the camcorder.
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Playing Back a Tape
If the playback picture is distorted, clean the video heads using a Canon Head
Cleaning Cassette or a commercially available digital video head-cleaning cassette
(
147).
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1. Set the camcorder to PLAY (VCR)
mode.
Set the POWER switch to PLAY (VCR) and
the TAPE/CARD switch to b.
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Basic Functions Playback
2. Open the LCD panel.
You can also close the LCD panel with the
screen facing outward.
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3. Press the ` button to rewind the
tape.
4. Press the e/a button to begin
playback.
5. Press the 3 button to stop
playback.
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❍ To use the viewfinder, close the LCD panel.
❍ About the screen display: During playback, the time code gives the hours,
minutes, seconds and frames. The remaining tape time may not appear when
the time left is less than 15 seconds.
❍
You can display the audio level indicator by pressing the AUDIO
LEVEL button.
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Special Playback Modes
REW
–/
PLAY
FF
STOP
+/
PAUSE SLOW
×2
e/a (Playback Pause)
To pause playback, press the e/a button during normal playback.
1 (Fast Forward Playback) / ` (Rewind Playback)
Plays back the tape at 9.5 times normal speed (forward or reverse). Press and hold the
button during normal playback or fast forward.
–/4a (Reverse Playback)
Press the button on the wireless controller during normal playback. Press the e (play)
button to return to normal playback.
+/ae (Frame Advance) / –/4a (Frame Reverse)
Plays back frame-by-frame. Press the button on the wireless controller repeatedly
during playback pause. Press and hold it to play back continuous frame advance/frame
reverse.
SLOW M (Slow Forward)/(Slow Reverse)
Plays back at about 1/3 normal speed. Press the button on the wireless controller
during normal or reverse playback. Press the e (play) button to return to normal
playback.
× 2 (Forward ×2 Playback)/(Reverse ×2 Playback)
Plays back at 2 times normal speed. Press the button on the wireless controller during
normal or reverse playback. Press the e (play) button to return to normal playback.
❍ There is no sound during special playback.
❍ The picture may become distorted during some special playback modes.
❍ The camcorder stops the tape automatically after 5 minutes in playback pause
mode to protect tape and video heads.
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Adjusting the Volume
When you use the LCD screen for playback, the camcorder plays back the sound via
built-in speaker. The speaker does not sound when you close the LCD panel. Use
headphones when using the viewfinder.
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H (phones)
terminal
Speaker
SET dial
The headphones terminal also serves as AV terminal. Headphones can only be used
when “H” is displayed on the screen. If not, change the setting following the
procedure below.
CAMERA
(
37)
PLAY (VCR)
VCR SETUP
CARD CAMERA
AV/PHONES
Basic Functions Playback
When Using Headphones
CARD PLAY
••AV
Open the menu and select [VCR SETUP]. Select [AV/PHONES H ], set it to
[PHONES H ] and close the menu.
❍ The speaker does not sound when “H” is displayed.
❍ Do not connect headphones unless “H” is displayed as it produces noise.
Adjusting the Volume
CAMERA
PLAY (VCR)
CARD CAMERA
CARD PLAY
Turn the SET dial up to increase the volume, and down
to lower the volume.
• A volume bar appears for 2 seconds.
• You can turn off the volume completely by turning the SET dial
down until [OFF] appears. Turn the SET dial up to increase the volume again.
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Playing Back on a TV Screen
The AV terminal also serves as headphones terminal. When "H" is displayed on the
screen, change the setting following the procedure below.
CAMERA
(
37)
PLAY (VCR)
VCR SETUP
CARD CAMERA
AV/PHONES
CARD PLAY
••AV
Open the menu and select [VCR SETUP]. Select [AV/PHONES H ], set it to
[AV] and close the menu.
TVs with Audio/Video Terminals
Refer also to the TV or VCR instruction manual.
VIDEO
AUDIO
L
Signal flow
R
STV-250N Stereo Video Cable
(supplied)
1. Turn off all devices before starting the connections.
2. Connect the STV-250N Stereo Video Cable to the camcorder’s AV
terminal and the audio/video terminals on the TV/VCR.
Connect the white plug to the white audio terminal L (left), the red plug to the red
audio terminal R (right) and the yellow plug to the yellow video terminal VIDEO.
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3. If connecting to a TV, set the input selector to VIDEO. If connecting to a
VCR, set the input selector to LINE.
TVs with S (S1)-Video Input Terminal
Refer also to the TV or VCR instruction manual.
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S
INPUT
Signal flow
S-150 S-video Cable (optional)
S(S1)-VIDEO
VIDEO
AUDIO
L
Signal flow
R
Basic Functions Playback
STV-250N Stereo Video Cable
(supplied)
1. Turn off all devices before starting the connections.
2. Connect the S-150 S-video Cable (optional) to the S-video terminals.
3. Connect the STV-250N Stereo Video Cable to the camcorder’s AV
terminal and the audio terminals of the TV/VCR.
Connect the white plug to the white AUDIO terminal L (left), and the red plug to the
red AUDIO terminal R (right). Do not connect the yellow plug.
4. If connecting to a TV, set the input selector to VIDEO. If connecting to a
VCR, set the input selector to LINE.
❍ We recommend powering the camcorder from a household power source.
❍ The picture quality is higher when connecting to a TV with an S (S1) terminal.
Optional S-150 S-Video Cable required.
❍ TVs with S1-terminal or Video ID-1 system: Recordings made in the 16:9 mode
will be automatically played back in widescreen mode.
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Selecting the Audio Output Channel
You can select the output channels when playing back a tape with audio recorded on
two channels.
CAMERA
(
37)
PLAY (VCR)
AUDIO SETUP
CARD CAMERA
CARD PLAY
OUTPUT CH••••L/R
1. Press the MENU button to open the menu.
2. Turn the SET dial to select [AUDIO SETUP] and press
the SET dial.
3. Turn the SET dial to select [OUTPUT CH] and press
the SET dial.
4. Turn the SET dial to select a setting option.
• L/R: Stereo: L+R channels, Bilingual: Main+Sub.
• L/L: Stereo: L channel, Bilingual: Main.
• R/R:Stereo: R channel, Bilingual: Sub.
5. Press the MENU button to close the menu.
The setting resets to the L/R setting when you turn the camcorder off.
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Menus and Settings
Many of the camcorder’s advanced functions are selected from menus that appear on
the screen.
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MENU button
SET dial
Selecting Menus and Settings
1. Press the MENU button to open the menu.
3. Turn the SET dial to select a menu item and press the
SET dial.
Advanced Functions
2. Turn the SET dial to select a submenu and press the
SET dial.
4. Turn the SET dial to select a setting option.
5. Press the MENU button to close the menu.
When setting the white balance, shutter speed or language,
press the SET dial first before pressing the MENU button.
❍ Pressing the MENU button at any time closes the menu.
❍ Items that are not available appear in purple.
❍ You may find it more convenient to use the wireless controller to operate the
menu. Press the MENU button on the wireless controller to open or close the
menu. Use the select buttons in place of the SET dial and press the SET button
in place of pressing the SET dial.
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Menu and Default Settings
Default settings are shown in boldface.
CAMERA MENU
PLAY (VCR)
CAMERA
Submenu
\CARD MIX
Menu Item
MIX TYPE
ANIMAT. TYPE
CARD CAMERA
CARD PLAY
Setting Options
CARD CHROMA, CARD LUMI.,
CAM. CHROMA, C. ANIMATION
CORNER, STRAIGHT, RANDOM
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MIX LEVEL
CAMERA SETUP
SHUTTER
AUTO, 1/60, 1/100, 1/250, 1/500, 1/1000,
1/2000
ON, OFF
56
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IMG STAB i
OPTURA40
OFF, 56×, 280×
ON, OFF
A.SL SHUTTER
D. ZOOM
57
81
16:9
ON, OFF
80
WHITE BAL.
AUTO, SET W, INDOOR T, OUTDOOR U
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AF AST LAMP*
AUTO, OFF
103
NIGHT MODE*
NIGHT,
NIGHT+,
S.NIGHT
48
SKIN DETAIL
SOFT, NORMAL
STILL I. REC
OFF,
VCR SETUP
REC MODE
SP, LP
AV/PHONES H
AV, PHONES H
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AUDIO SETUP
WIND SCREEN
AUTO, OFF
62
DISPLAY SETUP/
FINE,
98
59
MIC ATT*
ON, OFF
61
AUTO, MANUAL
60
AUDIO MODE
16bit, 12bit
60
H VOLUME
62
BRIGHTNESS
81
BACKLIGHT
NORMAL, BRIGHT
82
LCD MIRROR
ON, OFF
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TV SCREEN
ON, OFF
140
D/T DISPLAY
ON, OFF
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LANGUAGE
DEUTSCH, ENGLISH, ESPAÑOL, FRANÇAIS,
ITALIANO,
,
,
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DEMO MODE
* OPTURA40 only.
50
NORMAL
MIC LEVEL*
DATE FORMAT
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OPTURA30
OFF, 48×, 240×
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ON, OFF
82
Submenu
SYSTEM
Menu Item
WL. REMOTE
Setting Options
A1, A2, OFF B
79
BEEP
ON, OFF
80
T.ZONE/DST
See list of time zones.
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D/TIME SET
MY CAMERA
S-UP SOUND
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OFF, DEFAULT, MY SOUND
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SHTR SOUND
OPER. SOUND
SELF-T SOUND
Advanced Functions
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PLAY (VCR) MENU
CAMERA
Submenu
VCR SETUP
AUDIO SETUP
CARD CAMERA
PLAY (VCR)
CARD CAMERA
Menu Item
REC MODE
SP, LP
Setting Options
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AV/PHONES H
AV, PHONES H
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AV \ DV OUT
ON, OFF
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OUTPUT CH
L/R, L/L, R/R
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AUDIO DUB.
AUDIO IN, MIC. IN
89
WIND SCREEN
AUTO, OFF
62
MIC ATT*
ON, OFF
61
MIC LEVEL*
AUTO, MANUAL
60
12bit AUDIO
STEREO1, STEREO2, MIX/FIXED, MIX/VARI.
91
MIX BALANCE
CARD SETUP
DISPLAY SETUP/
91
AUDIO MODE
16bit, 12bit
60
IMG QUALITY
SUPER FINE, FINE, NORMAL
94
MOVIE SIZE
320 × 240, 160 × 120
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FILE NOS.
RESET, CONTINUOUS
BRIGHTNESS
BACKLIGHT
NORMAL, BRIGHT
82
TV SCREEN
ON, OFF
140
DISPLAYS
ON, OFF <PLAYBK>
140
6SEC. DATE
ON, OFF
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DATA CODE
DATE/TIME, CAMERA DATA, CAM. & D/T
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D/TIME SEL.
DATE, TIME, DATE & TIME
72
LANGUAGE
DEUTSCH, ENGLISH, ESPAÑOL, FRANÇAIS,
ITALIANO,
,
,
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DATE FORMAT
SYSTEM
WL. REMOTE
40
78
A1, A2, OFF B
79
BEEP
ON, OFF
80
T.ZONE/DST
See list of time zones.
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D/TIME SET
* OPTURA40 only.
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81
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Submenu
MY CAMERA
Menu Item
S-UP SOUND
SHTR SOUND
OPER. SOUND
Setting Options
OFF, DEFAULT, MY SOUND
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SELF-T SOUND
Advanced Functions
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CARD CAMERA MENU
CAMERA
Submenu
CAMERA SETUP
PLAY (VCR)
CARD PLAY
CARD CAMERA
Menu Item
SHUTTER
Setting Options
AUTO, 1/60, 1/100, 1/250
A.SL SHUTTER
ON, OFF
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D. ZOOM
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WHITE BAL.
OPTURA40
OPTURA30
OFF, 56×
OFF, 48×
AUTO, SET W, INDOOR T, OUTDOOR U
AF AST LAMP*
AUTO, OFF
103
FOCUS PRI.
ON, OFF
107
ND
AUTO, OFF
NIGHT MODE*
NIGHT,
54
98
NIGHT+,
S.NIGHT
48
SKIN DETAIL
SOFT, NORMAL
50
REVIEW
OFF, 2sec, 4sec, 6sec, 8sec, 10sec
104
IMG QUALITY
SUPER FINE, FINE, NORMAL
94
IMAGE SIZE
1632 × 1224, 1280 × 960, 640 × 480
94
MOVIE SIZE
320 × 240, 160 × 120
95
FILE NOS.
RESET, CONTINUOUS
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VCR SETUP
AV/PHONES H
AV, PHONES H
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AUDIO SETUP
WIND SCREEN
AUTO, OFF
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MIC ATT*
ON, OFF
CARD SETUP
H VOLUME
DISPLAY SETUP/
BRIGHTNESS
81
BACKLIGHT
NORMAL, BRIGHT
LCD MIRROR
ON, OFF
25
TV SCREEN
ON, OFF
140
D/T DISPLAY
ON, OFF
23
LANGUAGE
DEUTSCH, ENGLISH, ESPAÑOL, FRANÇAIS,
ITALIANO,
,
,
78
DEMO MODE
* OPTURA40 only.
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62
DATE FORMAT
42
56
82
78
ON, OFF
82
Submenu
SYSTEM
Menu Item
WL. REMOTE
Setting Options
A1, A2, OFF B
79
BEEP
ON, OFF
80
T.ZONE/DST
See list of time zones.
21
D/TIME SET
MY CAMERA
S-UP SOUND
E
21
OFF, DEFAULT, MY SOUND
77
SHTR SOUND
OPER. SOUND
SELF-T SOUND
Advanced Functions
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CARD PLAY MENU
CAMERA
Submenu
CARD
OPERATIONS
(Single Image
Display)
Menu Item
PRINT ORDERS
ALL ERASE
TRANS.ORDERS
ALL ERASE
IMAGE ERASE
FORMAT
CARD
OPERATIONS
(Index Screen)
CARD CAMERA
PLAY (VCR)
\
\
CARD PLAY
Setting Options
NO,YES
133
NO,YES
138
CANCEL, SINGLE, ALL
116
CANCEL, EXECUTE
121
PROTECT
115
PRINT ORDER
132
TRANSFER ORDER
138
\
VCR SETUP
AV/PHONES H
DISPLAY SETUP/
BRIGHTNESS
AV, PHONES H
BACKLIGHT
NORMAL, BRIGHT
MY CAMERA
82
TV SCREEN
ON, OFF
140
DISPLAYS
ON, OFF <PLAYBK>
140
D/TIME SEL.
DATE, TIME, DATE & TIME
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LANGUAGE
DEUTSCH, ENGLISH, ESPAÑOL, FRANÇAIS,
ITALIANO,
,
,
78
DATE FORMAT
SYSTEM
34
81
WL. REMOTE
78
A1, A2, OFF A
79
BEEP
ON, OFF
80
T.ZONE/DST
See list of time zones.
21
D/TIME SET
21
CREATE START-UP IMAGE
122
SEL. S-UP IMG
NO IMAGE, CANON LOGO, MY IMAGE
77
S-UP SOUND
OFF, DEFAULT, MY SOUND
77
SHTR SOUND
OPER. SOUND
SELF-T SOUND
\
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PRINT
Appears when connecting a printer with direct print function.
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Using the Recording Programs
Easy Recording Program
The camcorder adjusts focus, exposure and other settings
automatically, allowing you to just point and shoot.
E
[
Program AE Modes
Auto
The camcorder adjusts focus, exposure and other settings
automatically. However, you have the option of adjusting the
settings manually.
Sports
Use this mode to record sports scenes (such as tennis or golf) or
moving objects (such as roller coasters).
Advanced Functions Recording
Portrait
Use this mode to give accent to your subject by blurring the
background or foreground. The blur effect increases the more you
zoom to telephoto.
Spotlight
Use this mode to record spotlit scenes or fireworks.
Sand & Snow
Use this mode in bright places such as a sunny beach or ski resort. It
prevents the subject from being underexposed.
Low Light
Use this mode to record in dimly lit places.
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Program selector
Availability of Functions in Each Mode:
Recording Program
[
ON
h
Focus
A
h
White Balance
A
h
Wind screen
A
h
Shutter Speed
A
Exposure Lock
×
h
Digital Effects
×
h
16:9
×
h
Card Mix
×
h
Microphone attenuator*
×
h
Microphone level*
A
h
Image Stabilizer
h
A
A: Auto setting h: Available ×: Not available
Shaded area: Can be used only in CAMERA mode.
* OPTURA40 only.
Selecting the Easy Recording Program
CAMERA
PLAY (VCR)
Set the program selector to [.
“[” appears.
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CARD CAMERA
CARD PLAY
Selecting the Program AE Mode
CAMERA
PLAY (VCR)
CARD CAMERA
CARD PLAY
1. Set the program selector to Q.
E
2. Press the SET dial.
A list of the program AE modes appears.
3. Select a mode and press the SET dial.
The symbol of the mode appears on the upper left corner of the
screen.
Advanced Functions Recording
❍ The setting resets to the Auto mode when you change the position of the
program selector.
❍ Do not change the mode during recording as the brightness of the image may
change abruptly.
❍ Sports/Portrait mode:
The picture may not appear smooth when played back.
❍ Sand & Snow mode:
- The subject may become overexposed in dark surroundings. Check the
image on the screen.
- The picture may not appear smooth when played back.
❍ Low Light mode:
- Moving subjects may leave a trailing afterimage.
- Picture quality may not be as good as in other modes.
- The camcorder may have difficulty to focus automatically.
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Using the Night Modes
NIGHT
Allows you to record in dark places where lights cannot be
used, without sacrificing color.
NIGHT+
The assist lamp (white LED) lights up and stays on.
SUPER NIGHT Allows you to record in very dark places. The assist lamp
(white LED) lights up automatically responding to the
surrounding brightness.
Night Mode
Night+ Mode
Super Night Mode
NIGHT MODE button
Program selector
MENU button
SET dial
CAMERA
(
37)
PLAY (VCR)
CAMERA SETUP
CARD CAMERA
NIGHT MODE•••
CARD PLAY
NIGHT+
1. Set the program selector to Q.
2. Open the menu and select [CAMERA SETUP]. Select [NIGHT MODE],
select a setting option and close the menu.
3. Press the NIGHT MODE button.
• The symbol of the selected mode appears on the screen.
• Pressing the NIGHT MODE button again resets the camcorder to the Auto mode.
1. Set the program selector to Q.
2. Press the NIGHT MODE button.
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•“
” appears.
• Pressing the NIGHT MODE button again resets the camcorder to the Auto mode.
❍ Moving subjects may leave a trailing afterimage.
❍ Picture quality may not be as good as in other modes.
❍ White points may appear on the screen.
❍ Autofocus may not work as well as in other modes. In such case, adjust the
focus manually.
❍ Digital zoom and multi-image screen cannot be used while a night mode is
activated.
❍ The program AE mode cannot be changed while a night mode is activated.
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Advanced Functions Recording
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Skin Detail Function
When shooting close-ups of people, the camcorder automatically softens details to
reduce the appearance of skin imperfections for a more complimentary appearance.
CAMERA
(
37)
PLAY (VCR)
CAMERA SETUP
CARD CAMERA
CARD PLAY
SKIN DETAIL••NORMAL
Open the menu and select [CAMERA SETUP]. Select [SKIN DETAIL], set it to
[SOFT] and close the menu.
❍ Skin detail function cannot be used when the program selector is set to [.
❍ To obtain the best effect, use this function when recording a person in
close-up. Note that areas similar to the skin color may lack in detail.
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Adjusting Exposure Manually
E
EXP button
Program selector
SET dial
Exposure Lock
You can lock the exposure when recording in situations where the lighting may
change suddenly to control the brightness of the image.
CAMERA
PLAY (VCR)
CARD CAMERA
CARD PLAY
Advanced Functions Recording
1. Set the program selector to Q.
2. Press the EXP button.
• “E.LOCK ±0” appears on the screen.
• When you operate the zoom during exposure lock, the
brightness of the image may change.
Exposure Adjustment
When the exposure is locked, you can adjust it manually to handle difficult lighting
conditions. The camcorder’s iris can be set to any position from fully closed to fully
open.
CAMERA
PLAY (VCR)
CARD CAMERA
CARD PLAY
Turn the SET dial to adjust the brightness of the image.
The adjustment range depends on the brightness at the time you
locked the exposure.
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Adjusting the Focus Manually
Autofocus may not work well on the following subjects. In such case, focus manually.
Subjects with
low contrast or
without vertical lines
Reflective
surfaces
Fast Moving
Subjects
Through dirty or
Night Scenes
wet windows
Focus ring
Zoom lever
FOCUS button
CAMERA
Program selector
PLAY (VCR)
CARD CAMERA
1. Set the program selector to Q.
2. Adjust the zoom.
When you operate the zoom after adjusting the focus, the
subject may not stay in focus. Adjust the zoom before the focus.
3. Press the FOCUS button.
“MF” appears.
4. Turn the focus ring to adjust the focus.
• Turn the focus ring until the image appears focused.
• Press the FOCUS button to return to autofocus.
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CARD PLAY
❍ The setting resets to autofocus when you switch the program selector to [.
❍ Readjust the focus when you have turned off the camcorder.
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Infinity Focus
Use this function when you wish to focus on faraway subjects such as mountains or
fireworks.
Press the FOCUS button more than 2 seconds after step 2 in Adjusting the
Focus Manually.
∞” appears.
“MF
∞” disappears and the
When you operate the zoom or turn the focus ring, “
camcorder changes to manual focus.
Advanced Functions Recording
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Setting the White Balance
You can use the preset modes to reproduce colors more accurately, or set a custom
white balance to obtain the optimal setting.
AUTO
Auto white balance
SET W
Custom white balance setting
INDOOR T
Use this mode for recording under changing lighting condition, video
lights or sodium lamps.
OUTDOOR U
Use this mode for recording night scenes, fireworks, sunrise or sunset.
White sheet or paper
Zoom lever
Program selector
MENU button
SET dial
CAMERA
(
37)
PLAY (VCR)
CAMERA SETUP
CARD CAMERA
CARD PLAY
WHITE BAL.•••AUTO
1. Set the program selector to Q.
2. For custom white balance: Point the camcorder at a white object and
zoom in until it fills the whole screen.
Keep the camcorder zoomed at the white object until step 3 is completed.
3. Open the menu and select [CAMERA SETUP]. Select [WHITE BAL.], select
a setting option and close the menu.
When you have selected [SET W]: “W” flashes and stops flashing when settings is
complete.
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❍ Use the auto setting for normal outdoor scenes.
❍ When the program selector is set to [, white balance is preset to [AUTO].
❍ The camcorder retains the custom white balance setting even if you turn it off.
However, it resets to [AUTO] when you change the position of the TAPE/CARD
switch.
❍ When you have set the custom white balance:
- Depending on the light source, “W” may keep flashing. The result will still
be better than with the auto setting.
- Reset the white balance when the lighting condition changes.
- Turn off the digital zoom.
❍ Custom white balance may provide better results in the following cases:
- Changing lighting conditions
- Close-ups
- Subjects in a single color (sky, sea or forest)
- Under mercury lamps or certain types of fluorescent lights
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Advanced Functions Recording
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Setting the Shutter Speed
You can adjust the shutter speed manually to make stable shots of fast moving
subjects.
CAMERA
(
37)
PLAY (VCR)
CAMERA SETUP
CARD CAMERA
CARD PLAY
SHUTTER••••••AUTO
1. Set the program selector to Q.
2. Set the program AE mode to the
(Auto) mode.
3. Open the menu and select [CAMERA SETUP].
4. Select [SHUTTER].
5. Select the shutter speed and press the SET dial.
CAMERA Mode
CARD CAMERA Mode
AUTO
1/60
1/100
1/250
1/500
1/1000
1/2000
AUTO
1/60
1/100
1/250
6. Close the menu.
❍ If the shutter speed is set to 1/500 or higher in CAMERA mode and you switch
to CARD CAMERA mode, it automatically changes to 1/250.
❍ Do not point the camcorder directly at the sun when the shutter speed is set to
1/1000 or higher.
❍ The image may flicker when recording with high shutter speeds.
❍ Recording under fluorescent lights (CAMERA mode): In Easy Recording, Auto
mode or the night modes, the camcorder automatically detects the flicker of
fluorescent lighting and adjusts the shutter speed accordingly. However, if the
screen starts to flicker, select AUTO mode and set the shutter speed to 1/100.
❍ The setting resets to the auto setting when you switch the program selector to
[, or change the program AE mode.
❍ Guidelines for Recording with High Shutter Speeds:
- Outdoor sports such as golf or tennis: 1/2000
- Moving objects such as cars or roller coasters: 1/1000, 1/500 or 1/250
- Indoor sports such as basketball: 1/100
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Auto Slow Shutter
In Easy Recording mode and when [SHUTTER] is set to [AUTO] in Auto mode, the
camcorder uses shutter speeds down to 1/30 in CAMERA mode and 1/15 in CARD
CAMERA mode. This allows you to record brightly in places with insufficient lighting.
However, you can set the camcorder not to use a slow shutter speed.
CAMERA
(
37)
PLAY (VCR)
CAMERA SETUP
CARD CAMERA
E
CARD PLAY
A.SL SHUTTER•ON
Open the menu and select [CAMERA SETUP]. Select [A.SL SHUTTER], set it
to [OFF] and close the menu.
In CARD CAMERA mode, set the flash mode to
(flash off).
Advanced Functions Recording
❍ When set to [ON], moving subjects may leave a trailing afterimage.
❍ The camcorder retains the setting separately in CAMERA and CARD CAMERA
mode.
❍ The setting cannot be changed when exposure is locked.
❍ If “
” (camcorder shake warning) appears in CARD CAMERA mode,
stabilize the camcorder, for example, by mounting it on a tripod or placing it
on a table.
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Using the Self-Timer
The self-timer can be used for recording movies and still images.
PHOTO button
Start/stop button
(self-timer) button
CAMERA
PLAY (VCR)
CARD CAMERA
CARD PLAY
When recording movies
1. Press the
“
(self-timer) button.
” appears.
2. Press the start/stop button.
• The camcorder starts recording after a 10-second countdown
(2 seconds when using the wireless controller). The count
down appears on the screen.
• To record a still image, press the PHOTO button (
97).
❍ To cancel the self-timer, press the
(self-timer) button. Once the countdown
has begun, you can also press the start/stop button (when recording movies) or
the PHOTO button (when recording still image) to cancel the self-timer.
❍ The self-timer will be canceled when you turn off the camcorder.
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Changing the Recording Mode (SP/LP)
You can choose between SP (standard play) and LP (long play). LP extends the tape
usage by 1.5 times.
CAMERA
(
37)
VCR SETUP
PLAY (VCR)
CARD CAMERA
E
CARD PLAY
REC MODE•••••SP
To change to LP mode, open the menu and select [VCR SETUP]. Select [REC
MODE], set it to [LP] and close the menu.
❍ Tapes recorded in LP mode cannot be used for audio dubbing (
89).
❍ Depending on the nature and usage condition of the tape, picture and
sound recorded in LP mode may be distorted. We recommend using the
SP mode for important recordings.
Advanced Functions Recording
❍ If you record in both SP and LP modes on the same tape, the playback picture
may become distorted and the time code may not be written correctly.
❍ If you play back a tape that has been recorded in LP mode with another digital
device on this camcorder, or vice versa, picture and sound may become
distorted.
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Audio Recording
Changing the Audio Mode
You can record sound in two audio modes—16-bit and 12-bit. The 12-bit mode records
sound on two channels (stereo 1), leaving 2 channels free (stereo 2) for adding new
sound later. Select the 16-bit mode for higher sound quality.
CAMERA
(
37)
PLAY (VCR)
AUDIO SETUP
CARD CAMERA
CARD PLAY
AUDIO MODE•••12bit
Open the menu and select [AUDIO SETUP]. Select [AUDIO MODE], set it to
[16bit] and close the menu.
“16bit” appears for approximately 4 seconds.
Adjusting the Audio Recording Level
You can manually adjust the audio recording level of the built-in microphone or an
external microphone.
CAMERA
PLAY (VCR) *
CARD CAMERA
CARD PLAY
* Only when [AUDIO DUB.] is set to [MIC IN].
(
37)
AUDIO SETUP
MIC LEVEL••••AUTO
1. In CAMERA mode, set the program selector to Q.
2. Open the menu and select [AUDIO SETUP]. Select [MIC LEVEL], set it to
[MANUAL] and close the menu.
• The audio level indicator appears.
• If a green bar showing the adjustment level is not displayed, press the AUDIO LEVEL
button.
3. Adjust the level with the SET dial.
• The maximum level should only slightly exceed –12 dB.
• Sound may be distorted if the indicator for 0 dB lights up in red.
4. Press the AUDIO LEVEL button.
The green bar disappears.
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❍ About the audio level indicator:
When [MIC LEVEL] is set to [AUTO], the audio level indicator switches on and
off with each press of the AUDIO LEVEL button.
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-dB40
12
0
Level indicator
Guide (green bar)
M
[MIC LEVEL]
is set to
[MANUAL]
❍ The audio level can be changed when the green bar is displayed. We
recommend hiding the bar when you have finished adjusting to prevent
accidental changes.
❍ The microphone level resets to [AUTO] when you switch the program selector
to [.
❍ We recommend using headphones when manually adjusting the audio level.
Microphone Attenuator
CAMERA
PLAY (VCR) *
CARD CAMERA
CARD PLAY
* Only when [AUDIO DUB.] is set to [MIC IN].
(
37)
AUDIO SETUP
MIC ATT••••••OFF
Open the menu and select [AUDIO SETUP]. Select [MIC ATT], set it to [ON]
and close the menu.
Advanced Functions Recording
Use the microphone attenuator if you need to lower the volume level or correct audio
distortion during recording or audio dubbing. Check the audio levels with
headphones.
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Wind Screen
The camcorder reduces wind noise automatically. However, you can turn off the wind
screen when recording indoors, or when you want the microphone to be as sensitive
as possible.
CAMERA
PLAY (VCR) *
CARD PLAY
CARD CAMERA
* Only when [AUDIO DUB.] is set to [MIC IN].
(
37)
AUDIO SETUP
WIND SCREEN••AUTO
Open the menu and select [AUDIO SETUP]. Select [WIND SCREEN], set it to
[OFF] and close the menu.
“WS |” appears when you turn the wind screen off.
The wind screen function can only be used with the built-in microphone.
Using Headphones during Recording
The headphones terminal also serves as AV terminal. Headphones can only be used
when “H” is displayed on the screen. If not, change the setting following the
procedure below.
CAMERA
(
37)
PLAY (VCR)
CARD CAMERA
AV/PHONES
VCR SETUP
CARD PLAY
••AV
Open the menu and select [VCR SETUP]. Select [AV/PHONES H ], set it to
[PHONES H ] and close the menu.
Adjusting the Headphone Volume
CAMERA
(
37)
PLAY (VCR)
AUDIO SETUP
CARD CAMERA
CARD PLAY
HVOLUME•••••
Open the menu and select [AUDIO SETUP]. Select [ H VOLUME], adjust the
volume with the SET dial and close the menu.
You can turn off the volume completely by turning the SET dial down until [OFF] appears.
Turn the SET dial up to increase the volume again.
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Recording with an External Microphone
You can attach a commercially available
microphone or the optional DM-50 Directional
Stereo Microphone to the accessory shoe.
Refer also to the instruction manual of the
microphone.
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1. Attach the microphone to the
accessory shoe.
2. When using a commercially available
microphone, connect it to the MIC
terminal.
Advanced Functions Recording
❍ When recording in silent places, the built-in microphone may pick up the
motor noise of the camcorder. In such case, we recommend using an external
microphone.
❍ When using a commercially available microphone:
- Use a microphone with built-in power supply (condenser microphone). Almost
all stereo microphones with a plug diameter of 0.14 in. (3.5 mm) can be
connected. The audio level may differ from that of the built-in microphone.
- Long microphones may appear on the screen.
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Using Digital Effects
Faders (
67)
Begin or end scenes with a fade to or from black.
Fade Trigger (FADE-T)
The image gradually fades in.
The image gradually fades out.
Wipe (WIPE)
The image begins as a vertical line in the
center and expands sideways until it fills
the whole screen.
The image is wiped off from the sides of
the screen.
Corner Wipe (CORNER)
The image appears from the corners until
it fills the whole screen.
The image is wiped off from the corners.
Jump (JUMP)
A small image appears from the left,
jumps into the center and enlarges until
it fills the whole screen.
The image shrinks, jumps from the center
to the left and disappears.
Flip (FLIP)
The image flips into the screen.
The image flips out of the screen.
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Puzzle (PUZZLE)
The image appears in 16 pieces. The
pieces move around until the puzzle is
solved.
The image is divided into 16 pieces. The
pieces move around and disappear.
Zigzag (ZIGZAG)
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The image appears in zigzag from the
top of the screen.
Black stripes appear in zigzag from the
bottom of the screen until they cover the
whole image.
Beam (BEAM)
The screen turns yellow, forms a beam
that becomes thinner and the image
appears.
A yellow beam appears in the center of
the screen and expands until it covers the
whole image.
Tide (TIDE)
The image disappears from both sides
like tides.
Advanced Functions Recording
The image appears from both sides like
tides.
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Effects (
68)
Add flavor to your recordings.
Art (ART)
The image becomes like a
paint (solarization).
Mosaic (MOSAIC)
Black and White (BLK
& WHT)
Sepia (SEPIA)
The image becomes black
and white.
The image becomes
monochrome with a
brownish tint.
Ball (BALL)
Cube (CUBE)
The image is blurred
The image becomes like a
through enlarging the size ball.
of some pixels.
The image becomes a
cube and rotates.
Wave (WAVE)
Color Masking (COLOR M.) Mirror (MIRROR)
Both ends of the image
sway in waves.
The image becomes a
rhombus surrounded by a
masking frame that
changes the colors.
Multi-Image Screen (
Creates a symmetrical
image as if there would
be a mirror in the center
of the screen.
69)
Captures moving subjects in 4, 9 or 16 sequences of still images and displays them at
one time. Sound will be recorded normally.
4 Sequences
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9 Sequences
16 Sequences
Availability of Digital Effects by Operating Modes:
CAMERA
PLAY (VCR)
CARD CAMERA
CARD PLAY
i
h
i
i
h
i
h
h*
i
h
i
h
i
i
Movies
Still Images
Faders
h
Effects
Multi-image
screen
E
h: Available i: Not available
* : Black and White only.
Selecting a Fader
In CAMERA mode, set the program selector to Q.
CAMERA
PLAY (VCR)
CARD CAMERA
CARD PLAY
1. Press the DIGITAL EFFECTS button.
[D.EFFECT |], [FADER], [EFFECT] and [MULTI-S] appear.
3. Select the fader option.
4. Press the DIGITAL EFFECTS button.
The name of the selected fader flashes.
Advanced Functions Recording
2. Select [FADER].
CAMERA mode:
5. Fade in: In record pause mode, press the ON/OFF
button and begin recording by pressing the
start/stop button.
Fade out: During recording, press the ON/OFF button
and pause recording by pressing the start/stop
button.
The fader can be activated/deactivated by pressing the ON/OFF button.
PLAY (VCR) mode:
5. Fade in: In playback pause mode, press the ON/OFF
button and begin playback by pressing the e/a
button.
Fade out: During playback, press the ON/OFF button
and pause playback by pressing the e/a button.
The fader can be activated/deactivated by pressing the ON/OFF button.
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Selecting an Effect
In CAMERA mode, set the program selector to Q.
CAMERA
PLAY (VCR)
CARD CAMERA
CARD PLAY
1. Press the DIGITAL EFFECTS button.
[D.EFFECT |], [FADER], [EFFECT] and [MULTI-S] appear.
2. Select [EFFECT].
3. Select the effect.
4. Press the DIGITAL EFFECTS button.
The name of the selected effect flashes.
5. Press the ON/OFF button.
• The name of the selected effect stops flashing.
• The effect can be activated/deactivated by pressing the ON/OFF
button.
Selecting an Effect in CARD CAMERA Mode
CAMERA
PLAY (VCR)
CARD CAMERA
1. Press the DIGITAL EFFECTS button.
“BLK&WHT” flashes.
2. Press the ON/OFF button.
• “BLK&WHT” stops flashing.
• The effect can be activated/deactivated by pressing the ON/OFF
button.
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CARD PLAY
Using the Multi-Image Screen
You can operate the multi-image screen only in the following playback modes:
- When [S.SPEED] is set to [MANUAL]: Playback pause, slow forward/reverse playback
- When [S.SPEED] is set to [FAST], [MOD.] or [SLOW]: Playback pause
In CAMERA mode, set the program selector to Q.
CAMERA
PLAY (VCR)
CARD CAMERA
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CARD PLAY
1. Press the DIGITAL EFFECTS button.
[D.EFFECT |], [FADER], [EFFECT] and [MULTI-S] appear.
2. Select [MULTI-S].
[S.SPEED] and [S.SPLIT] appears.
3. Select [S.SPEED].
[MANUAL], [FAST], [MOD.] and [SLOW] appear.
4. Select the transition speed.
5. Select [MULTI-S] again.
[S.SPEED] and [S.SPLIT] appears.
6. Select [S.SPLIT].
[4], [9], [16] settings appear.
Advanced Functions Recording
Following transition speeds can be selected: fast (every 4 frames), moderate (every 6
frames*), slow (every 8 frames*).
* In Low Light mode: moderate (every 8 frames), slow (every 12 frames).
7. Select the number of sequences.
8. Press the DIGITAL EFFECTS button.
“MULTI-S” flashes.
9. Press the ON/OFF button.
• MANUAL: Images will be captured each time you press the
ON/OFF button. The blue frame indicating the next sequence
disappears after the last image. To cancel the last captured
image, press and hold the ON/OFF button. To cancel the
multi-image screen, press and release the ON/OFF button.
• FAST, MODERATE, SLOW: The set number of images will be captured at the set
speed. To cancel the multi-image screen, press the ON/OFF button.
10.Press the start/stop button to begin recording.
The multi-image screen is recorded on the tape.
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❍ Turn off the digital effect when you do not use it.
Press the DIGITAL EFFECTS button to open the menu. Select [D.EFFECT |]
and press the DIGITAL EFFECTS button.
❍ The camcorder retains the setting even if you turn it off or change the program
AE mode.
❍ The image quality may be slightly lower with digital effects.
❍ Digital effects cannot be used in the following cases:
- When the program selector is set to [.
- During DV dubbing.
❍ Faders cannot be used when Card Mix is activated.
About the multi-image screen:
❍ The multi-image screen cannot be used in the following cases:
- In the night modes.
- When the 16:9 format is selected.
- When Card Mix is activated.
❍ In PLAY (VCR) mode: Pressing any tape operation button (such as play or
pause), or performing date search cancels the multi-image screen.
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Magnifying the Image
The playback image can be magnified up to 5 times.
E
Zoom lever
SET dial
CAMERA
PLAY (VCR)
CARD CAMERA
CARD PLAY
1. Move the zoom lever toward T.
2. Select the magnified area with the SET dial.
• Turn the SET dial to move the image to the right and left, or up
and down. Pressing the SET dial switches between the
directions.
• To cancel the magnification, move the zoom lever toward W until the frame
disappears.
Advanced Functions Playback
• The image is magnified by 2 times.
• A frame appears indicating the position of the magnified area.
• To further enlarge the image, move the zoom lever toward T.
To shrink the image below 2 times magnification, move the zoom lever toward W.
Movies played back from a memory card cannot be magnified.
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Displaying the Data Code
The camcorder maintains a data code containing recording date and time and other
camera data such as shutter speed and exposure (f-stop). When you play back a tape,
you can display the data code and select the data code combination you wish to
display.
DATA CODE button
MENU button
SET dial
Selecting the Date/Time Display Combination
CAMERA
(
37)
PLAY (VCR)
DISPLAY SETUP/
CARD CAMERA
CARD PLAY
D/TIME SEL.••DATE & TIME
Open the menu and select [DISPLAY SETUP/
to [DATE] or [TIME] and close the menu.
]. Select [D/TIME SEL.], set it
Selecting the Data Code Display Combination
CAMERA
(
37)
PLAY (VCR)
DISPLAY SETUP/
CARD CAMERA
CARD PLAY
DATA CODE••••DATE/TIME
Open the menu and select [DISPLAY SETUP/ ]. Select [DATA CODE], set it
to [CAMERA DATA] or [CAM. & D/T] and close the menu.
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Displaying the Data Code
CAMERA
PLAY (VCR)
CARD CAMERA
CARD PLAY
E
Press the DATA CODE button.
❍ The data code will not display the next time you turn on the camcorder.
❍ Only date and time appear in CARD PLAY mode.
Six-Second Auto Date
Date and time appear for 6 seconds when you begin playback, or to indicate that date
or time zone has changed.
CAMERA
(
37)
PLAY (VCR)
DISPLAY SETUP/
CARD CAMERA
CARD PLAY
6SEC.DATE••••OFF
Open the menu and select [DISPLAY SETUP/
to [ON] and close the menu.
]. Select [6SEC.DATE], set it
Advanced Functions Playback
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End Search
When you have played back a tape, you can use this function to locate the end of the
last recorded scene.
END SEARCH button
CAMERA
PLAY (VCR)
CARD CAMERA
CARD PLAY
In stop mode, press the END SEARCH button.
• “END SEARCH” appears.
• The camcorder rewinds/fast forwards the tape, plays back the last few seconds of the
recording and stops the tape.
• Pressing the button again cancels the search.
❍ End search cannot be used once you unload the cassette.
❍ End search may not work properly if a blank section exists on the tape.
❍ You cannot use end search to locate the editing end of audio dubbing.
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Returning to a Pre-marked Position
If you wish to return to a particular scene
later, mark the point with the zero set
memory and the tape will stop at that point
when you rewind/fast forward the tape.
This function is operated with the wireless
controller.
CAMERA
PLAY (VCR)
REW `
button
ZERO SET
MEMORY
button
E
PLAY e button
STOP 3 button
CARD CAMERA
1. Press the ZERO SET MEMORY button at the point
you wish to return to later.
• “0:00:00 ” appears.
• To cancel, press the ZERO SET MEMORY button again.
CARD PLAY
DATA CODE SLIDE SHOW
CARD
DATE SEARCH
ZERO SET
MEMORY REW
PLAY
12bit
AUDIO OUT
STOP
FF
• “` RTN” appears.
• The tape stops automatically at “0:00:00”.
• The tape counter changes to time code.
The zero set memory may not function correctly when the time code has not
been recorded consecutively.
Advanced Functions Playback
2. When you have finished playback, rewind the tape.
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Date Search
You can locate the change of the date/time
zone with the date search function.
This function is operated with the wireless
controller.
DATE SEARCH +/buttons
STOP 3 button
CAMERA
PLAY (VCR)
CARD CAMERA
Press the + or - button to begin searching.
• Press more than once to search for further date changes (up to 10
times).
• Press the STOP 3 button to stop searching.
CARD PLAY
DATA CODE SLIDE SHOW
CARD
DATE SEARCH
ZERO SET
MEMORY REW
PLAY
12bit
AUDIO OUT
STOP
❍ A recording of longer than a minute per date/area is required.
❍ Date search may not function if the data code is not correctly displayed.
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FF
Customizing the Camcorder
You can personalize your camcorder by customizing the start-up image and the sound
it makes for start-up, shutter, operation and self-timer (collectively called the My
Camera settings).
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Changing the My Camera Settings
CAMERA
(
37)
MY CAMERA
PLAY (VCR)
CARD CAMERA
CARD PLAY
SEL.S–UP IMG•CANON LOGO
S–UP SOUND•••DEFAULT
SHTR SOUND•••DEFAULT
OPER. SOUND••DEFAULT
1. Open the menu and select [MY CAMERA].
2. Select the menu item you wish to change.
When selecting a start-up image, set the camcorder to CARD PLAY mode.
3. Select a setting option and close the menu.
Advanced Functions Other Functions
SELF–T SOUND•DEFAULT
❍ You can save your original images, or the images and sounds contained in the
supplied software (ZoomBrowser EX for Windows or ImageBrowser for
Macintosh) to the setting options [MY IMAGE] and [MY SOUND]. For details,
refer to the Digital Video Software Instruction Manual.
❍ You can also create original start-up images (
122).
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Changing the Display Language
The language used in the camcorder displays and menu items can be changed to
German, Spanish, French, Italian, Russian, Simplified Chinese or Japanese.
CAMERA
(
37)
PLAY (VCR)
DISPLAY SETUP/
CARD CAMERA
LANGUAGE
CARD PLAY
•••ENGLISH
To change the display language, open the menu and select [DISPLAY
SETUP/ ]. Select [LANGUAGE ], select a language and close the menu.
❍ If you have mistakenly changed the language, follow the
mark next to the
menu item to change the setting.
❍ The displays “
” and “
” at the bottom of the screen refer to the
button names on the camcorder and will not change when you change the
language.
Changing the Date Format
You can select between three date formats. For example, [JAN. 1, 2004], [1. JAN. 2004]
and [2004. 1. 1].
CAMERA
(
37)
PLAY (VCR)
DISPLAY SETUP/
CARD CAMERA
DATE FORMAT••JAN. 1,2004
Open the menu and select [DISPLAY SETUP/
select a format and close the menu.
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CARD PLAY
]. Select [DATE FORMAT],
Changing the Remote Sensor Mode
Two remote sensor modes and an off setting are available to prevent interference
from other Canon wireless controllers being used nearby.
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Turning the Remote Sensor Off
CAMERA
(
37)
PLAY (VCR)
SYSTEM
CARD CAMERA
WL.REMOTE••••
CARD PLAY
1
Open the menu and select [SYSTEM]. Select [WL.
REMOTE], set it to [OFF B] and close the menu.
“B“ appears.
Changing the Remote Sensor Mode
CAMERA
37)
SYSTEM
CARD CAMERA
WL.REMOTE••••
CARD PLAY
Advanced Functions Other Functions
(
PLAY (VCR)
1
1. On the camcorder, open the menu and select
[SYSTEM]. Select [WL. REMOTE], set it to [A 2] and
close the menu.
The selected mode appears for a few seconds.
2. On the wireless controller, press and hold the
REMOTE SET button. Press the ZOOM T button for
mode 2. Keep the button pressed for over 2 seconds.
If you have set the camcorder to mode 1, press the ZOOM W
AUDIO DUB. PAUSE
SLOW
2
AV DV REMOTE SET
REC
PAUSE
WIRELESS CONTROLLER WL-D83
button for mode 1.
START
/STOP
PHOTO
SELF T. D.EFFECTS
TV SCREEN ON/OFF
W
ZOOM
T
MENU
SET
❍ The wireless controller returns to mode 1 when you replace the batteries.
Change the mode if necessary.
❍ Make sure that camcorder and wireless controller are set to the same mode.
Display the camcorder’s mode by pressing any button on the wireless controller
(except of the REMOTE SET button) and set the wireless controller’s mode to
the same mode. Change the batteries if the wireless controller still does not
work.
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Other Camcorder Settings
Beep
You will hear a beep upon camcorder operations such as power on/off, start/stop, selftimer countdown, and unusual conditions of the camcorder.
If you turn off the beep, all camcorder sounds including the ones of the My Camera
settings will be turned off.
CAMERA
(
37)
PLAY (VCR)
SYSTEM
CARD CAMERA
CARD PLAY
BEEP•••••••••ON
To turn the beep off, open the menu and select [SYSTEM]. Select [BEEP],
set it to [OFF] and close the menu.
Recording in 16:9 (Widescreen TV Recording)
The camcorder uses the full width of the CCD providing high-resolution 16:9
recording. When you turn off the image stabilizer, you will get a larger horizontal
angle of view.
CAMERA
(
37)
PLAY (VCR)
CAMERA SETUP
CARD CAMERA
CARD PLAY
16:9•••••••••OFF
To switch 16:9 on, open the menu and select [CAMERA SETUP]. Select
[16:9], set it to [ON] and close the menu.
”16:9” appears.
❍ The 16:9 mode cannot be selected in the Easy Recording mode.
❍ The multi-image screen cannot be used when the 16:9 format is selected.
❍ Simultaneous recording on a memory card cannot be used when the 16:9
format is selected.
❍ If you play back a 16:9 recording on a normal TV, the image appears vertically
compressed.
❍ If you connect the camcorder to a TV with an S1 terminal or Video ID-1
system, recordings made in the 16:9 mode will be automatically played back in
widescreen mode.
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Turning Off the Image Stabilizer
The image stabilizer compensates for camcorder shake even at full telephoto. It tries
to compensate for horizontal movements; therefore, you may decide to turn it off
when you mount the camcorder on a tripod.
CAMERA
(
37)
PLAY (VCR)
CAMERA SETUP
CARD CAMERA
IMG STAB
E
CARD PLAY
•••ON
Open the menu and select [CAMERA SETUP]. Select [IMG STAB i], set it
to [OFF] and close the menu.
“i” disappears.
❍ The image stabilizer cannot be turned off when the program selector is set to
[.
❍ The image stabilizer is designed to compensate a normal degree of camcorder
shake.
❍ The image stabilizer might not be as effective when using the night modes.
CAMERA
(
37)
PLAY (VCR)
DISPLAY SETUP/
CARD CAMERA
BRIGHTNESS•••–
CARD PLAY
+
Open the menu and select [DISPLAY SETUP/ ]. Select [BRIGHTNESS],
adjust the brightness level and close the menu.
Advanced Functions Other Functions
Adjusting the Brightness of the LCD Screen
Changing the brightness of the LCD screen does not affect that of the viewfinder
or the recordings.
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LCD Backlight
The LCD backlight is brighter when the camcorder is powered from a household power
source. However, you can set the backlight at battery use to the same brightness.
CAMERA
(
37)
PLAY (VCR)
DISPLAY SETUP/
CARD CAMERA
CARD PLAY
BACKLIGHT••••NORMAL
Open the menu and select [DISPLAY SETUP/
to [BRIGHT] and close the menu.
]. Select [BACKLIGHT], set it
Demonstration Mode
The demonstration mode displays the camcorder’s main features. It starts
automatically when you leave the camcorder turned on without loading a recording
media for more than 5 minutes. However, you can set the camcorder not to start the
demonstration mode.
CAMERA
(
37)
PLAY (VCR)
DISPLAY SETUP/
CARD CAMERA
CARD PLAY
DEMO MODE••••ON
Open the menu and select [DISPLAY SETUP/
it to [OFF] and close the menu.
]. Select [DEMO MODE], set
To cancel the demo mode once it has begun, press any button, turn off the
camcorder or load a recording media.
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Recording to a VCR or Digital Video Device
You can copy your recordings by connecting the camcorder to a VCR or a digital video
device. If you connect a digital video device, you can copy recordings with virtually no
generation loss in image and sound quality.
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Connecting the Devices
q Connecting a VCR
See Playing Back on a TV Screen (
34).
w Connecting a Digital Video Device
Refer also to the instruction manual of the digital video device.
Signal flow
Editing
Commercially available DV cable
Recording
CAMERA
PLAY (VCR)
CARD CAMERA
CARD PLAY
1. Set the camcorder to PLAY (VCR) mode and load a recorded cassette.
If you are connecting via AV terminal, check the setting (
34).
2. Connected device: Load a blank cassette and set the device to record
pause mode.
3. Locate the scene you wish to copy and pause playback shortly before
the scene.
4. Play back the tape.
5. Connected device: Begin recording when the scene you wish to copy
appears. Stop recording when copying is complete.
6. Stop playback.
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❍ When connecting a VCR, the quality of the edited tape will be slightly lower
than that of the original.
❍ When connecting a digital video device:
- If the picture does not appear, reconnect the DV cable or turn the camcorder
off and back on again.
- Proper operation cannot be guaranteed for all digital video devices equipped
with a DV terminal. If operation does not work, use the S-video or AV
terminal.
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Recording from Analog Video
Devices (VCR, TV or Camcorder)
You can record videos or TV programs from a VCR or analog camcorder on the tape in
the camcorder.
CAMERA
CARD CAMERA
PLAY (VCR)
E
CARD PLAY
1. Connect the camcorder to the analog video device.
See Playing Back on a TV Screen (
34).
2. Set the camcorder to PLAY (VCR) mode and load a blank cassette.
3. Connected device: Load the recorded cassette.
4. Press the REC PAUSE button.
In record pause mode and during recording, you can check the
picture on the screen.
5. Connected device: Play back the tape.
6. Press the e/a button when the scene you wish to
record appears.
Recording starts.
• Press the e/a button to pause recording.
• Press the e/a button again to restart recording.
Editing
7. Press the 3 button to stop recording.
8. Connected device: Stop playback.
Headphones cannot be used during analog line-in recording.
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Recording from Digital Video Devices
(DV Dubbing)
You can record from other digital video devices equipped with a DV terminal with
virtually no loss in picture and sound quality.
CAMERA
CARD CAMERA
PLAY (VCR)
CARD PLAY
1. Connect the camcorder to the digital video device.
See Connecting a Digital Video Device (
83).
2. Set the camcorder to PLAY (VCR) mode and load a blank cassette.
Make sure that [AV\DV OUT] is set to [OFF] (
88).
3. Connected device: Load the recorded cassette.
4. Press the REC PAUSE button.
In record pause mode and during recording, you can check the
picture on the screen.
5. Connected Device: Play back the tape.
6. Press the e/a button when the scene you wish to
record appears.
Recording starts.
7. Press the 3 button to stop recording.
• Press the e/a button to pause recording.
• Press the e/a button again to restart recording.
8. Connected Device: Stop playback.
❍ Blank sections may be recorded as anomalous picture.
❍ If the picture does not appear, reconnect the DV cable or turn the camcorder
off and back on again.
❍ You can only record signals from devices with the
logo recording in SD
system in SP or LP format.
Copyright Signal
Certain software tapes are copyright protected. If you attempt to play back such tape,
“COPYRIGHT PROTECTED PLAYBACK IS RESTRICTED” appears and you will not be able
to view the contents of the tape. If you attempt to record from such tape via the DV
terminal, “COPYRIGHT PROTECTED DUBBING RESTRICTED” appears and you will not
be able to record the contents of the tape.
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Converting Analog Signals into Digital Signals
(Analog-Digital Converter)
By connecting the camcorder to a VCR or 8mm video camcorder, you can convert
analog video/audio signals to digital signals and output the digital signals via the DV
terminal. The DV terminal serves as output terminal only.
E
Connecting the Devices
Turn off all devices before starting the connections. Unload the tape from the
camcorder. Refer also to the instruction manual of the connected device.
You can also connect a VCR with S (S1)-VIDEO terminal (
35).
VIDEO
L
Signal flow
STV-250N Stereo Video
Cable (supplied)
AUDIO
R
Editing
Signal flow
Commercially available DV cable
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Turning On the Analog-Digital Converter
CAMERA
(
37)
VCR SETUP
PLAY (VCR)
CARD CAMERA
CARD PLAY
AV DV OUT••••OFF
Open the menu and select [VCR SETUP]. Select [AV\DV OUT], set it to
[ON] and close the menu.
❍ Headphones cannot be used during analog-digital conversion.
❍ Depending on the signal sent from the connected device, the conversion from
analog to digital signals might not work properly (e.g., signals that include
copyright protective signals or anomalous signals such as ghost signals).
❍ For normal use, set [AV\DV OUT] to [OFF]. If it is set to [ON], digital signals
cannot be input via the camcorder’s DV terminal.
❍ Depending on the software and the specifications of your computer, you may
not be able to transfer converted signals via the DV terminal.
❍ We recommend powering the camcorder from a household power source.
❍ You can also press the AV\DV button on the wireless controller. The setting
changes with each press of the button.
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Audio Dubbing
You can add sound from audio devices (AUDIO IN) or with the built-in or an external
microphone (MIC. IN).
This function is operated with the wireless controller.
E
Connecting
q Connecting an Audio Device
Refer also to the instruction manual of the connected device.
Audio device
(e.g. CD player)
OUTPUT
Signal flow
AUDIO
L
STV-250N Stereo Video Cable
(supplied)
R
w Connecting a Microphone
63).
Editing
See Recording with an External Microphone (
Dubbing
CAMERA
(
37)
PLAY (VCR)
AUDIO SETUP
CARD CAMERA
CARD PLAY
AUDIO DUB.•••AUDIO IN
1. Set the camcorder to PLAY (VCR) mode and load a recorded cassette.
Use a tape recorded in SP, 12-bit mode with this camcorder.
2. Open the menu and select [AUDIO SETUP]. Select [AUDIO DUB.], set it
to [AUDIO IN] or [MIC. IN] and close the menu.
3. Locate the scene you wish to start audio dubbing.
4. Press the PAUSE a button on the wireless controller.
ZERO SET
MEMORY REW
PLAY
12bit
AUDIO OUT
STOP
AUDIO DUB. PAUSE
SLOW
FF
2
AV DV REMOTE SET
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5. Press the AUDIO DUB. button on the wireless
controller.
“AUDIO DUB.” and “
a” appear.
6. Press the PAUSE a button on the wireless controller
to begin dubbing.
• Audio device: Begin playback.
• Microphone: Speak into the microphone.
7. Press the STOP 3 button on the wireless controller
to stop dubbing.
Audio device: Stop playback.
ZERO SET
MEMORY REW
PLAY
12bit
AUDIO OUT
STOP
AUDIO DUB. PAUSE
SLOW
FF
2
AV DV REMOTE SET
ZERO SET
MEMORY REW
PLAY
12bit
AUDIO OUT
STOP
AUDIO DUB. PAUSE
SLOW
FF
2
AV DV REMOTE SET
ZERO SET
MEMORY REW
PLAY
12bit
AUDIO OUT
STOP
AUDIO DUB. PAUSE
SLOW
FF
2
AV DV REMOTE SET
❍ Use only tapes recorded in SP mode 12-bit audio sound with this camcorder.
Audio dubbing will stop if the tape has a blank section or a section recorded in
LP mode or 16-bit mode.
❍ When using the built-in microphone, do not connect any devices to the MIC
terminal or the advanced accessory shoe. When using the DM-50 Directional
Stereo Microphone, do not connect any devices to the MIC terminal.
❍ You cannot use the DV terminal for audio dubbing.
❍ If you add sound to a tape not recorded with this camcorder, sound quality
may decrease.
❍ Sound quality may decrease when you add sound to the same scene for more
than 3 times.
❍ When you connect an audio device, check the picture on the LCD screen and
the sound via built-in speaker or audio device. You can also connect a TV via Svideo terminal.
❍ When you use the built-in microphone, you can either connect a TV via AV
terminal to check the picture, or headphones to check the sound. When you
connect a TV via S-video terminal, you can check the picture on the TV screen
and the sound with headphones connected to the camcorder.
❍ Set the zero set memory at the end of the scene you wish to dub audio. The
camcorder will automatically stop audio dubbing at that point.
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Playing Back the Added Sound
You can select to play back Stereo 1 (original sound), Stereo 2 (added sound), or adjust
the balance of both sounds.
CAMERA
(
37)
PLAY (VCR)
AUDIO SETUP
CARD CAMERA
E
CARD PLAY
12bit AUDIO•••STEREO1
1. Open the menu and select [AUDIO SETUP]. Select [12bit AUDIO], select
a setting and close the menu.
• STEREO1: Plays back the original sound.
• STEREO2: Plays back the added sound.
• MIX/FIXED: Plays back stereo 1 and stereo 2 in the same level.
• MIX/VARI.: Plays back stereo 1 and stereo 2. The mix balance can be adjusted.
2. If you have selected [MIX/VARI.], adjust the mix level: Open the menu
and select [AUDIO SETUP]. Select [MIX BALANCE], adjust the balance
with the SET dial and close the menu.
Turn the SET dial down to increase the volume of Stereo 1 and up to increase the
volume of Stereo 2.
Editing
❍ The camcorder resets to [STEREO1] when you turn the camcorder off. However,
the mix balance is memorized by the camcorder.
❍ You can also press the 12bit AUDIO OUT button on the wireless controller to
select the audio output. However, the mix balance can only be adjusted in the
menu.
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Connecting to a Computer Using a DV (IEEE1394) Cable
You can transfer recordings to a computer equipped with a IEEE1394 (DV) terminal or
IEEE1394 capture board. Use the editing software supplied with your computer/
capture board to transfer video recording from tape to computer. Refer to the
instruction manual of the software. A driver is preinstalled on Windows operating
systems later than Windows 98 Second Edition and on Mac operating systems later
than Mac OS 9, and will be installed automatically.
IEEE1394 (DV) terminal
Commercially available DV cable
6-pin
4-pin
❍ Operation may not work correctly depending on the software and the
specifications/settings of your computer.
❍ If the computer freezes while you have connected the camcorder, disconnect
and reconnect the DV cable. If the problem persists, disconnect the interface
cable, turn off camcorder and computer, turn camcorder and computer back
on and reconnect them.
❍ Do not disconnect the DV cable, open the memory card cover, remove the
memory card, change the position of the POWER switch or turn off the
camcorder and computer while data is being transferred to the computer
(while the camcorder’s card access indicator is flashing). Doing so may damage
the memory card’s data.
❍ The image files on your memory card and the image files saved on the hard
disk drive of your computer are valuable, original data files. If you wish to use
image files on your computer, make copies of them first, and use the copied
file, retaining the original.
❍ We recommend powering the camcorder from a household power source
while it is connected to the computer.
❍ Refer also to the instruction manual of the computer.
❍ Users of Windows XP can use the supplied DV Network Software. For details,
refer to the DV Network Software Instruction Manual.
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Inserting and Removing a Memory Card
You can use
SD Memory Cards or
commercially available MultiMediaCards with
this camcorder. The SD Memory Card has a
protect switch to prevent accidental erasure.
Terminals
E
Inserting the Card
1. Turn off the camcorder.
2. Open the cover.
3. Insert the memory card all the way
into the memory card slot.
4. Close the cover.
Do not close the cover forcefully without
having the card correctly inserted.
Removing the Card
Do not forcefully remove the memory card without first pushing it in.
1. Turn off the camcorder.
2. Open the cover.
3. Push the memory card to release it.
Remove the memory card.
Card access
indicator
4. Close the cover.
Using a Memory Card
Make sure that the card access indicator is
not flashing before you turn off the
camcorder.
❍ This camcorder is compatible with SD Memory Cards or MultiMediaCards only.
Do not use any other types of memory cards.
❍ Proper operation cannot be guaranteed for all memory cards.
❍ Turn off the camcorder before inserting or removing the memory card.
Otherwise, it may result in data damage.
❍ If you use memory cards other than the supplied one, make sure to format
them with the camcorder (
121).
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Selecting the Image Quality/Size
Changing the Still Image Quality
You can choose from Superfine, Fine and Normal.
CAMERA
(
37)
PLAY (VCR)
CARD PLAY
CARD CAMERA
CARD SETUP
IMG QUALITY••FINE
Open the menu and select [CARD SETUP]. Select [IMG QUALITY], set it to
[SUPER FINE] or [NORMAL] and close the menu.
Changing the Still Image Size
You can choose from 1632 × 1224 pixels, 1280 × 960 pixels and 640 × 480 pixels.
CAMERA
(
37)
PLAY (VCR)
CARD CAMERA
CARD PLAY
IMAGE SIZE•••1632 × 1224
CARD SETUP
Open the menu and select [CARD SETUP]. Select [IMAGE SIZE], set it to
[1280×960] or [640×480] and close the menu.
❍ Still images are compressed and recorded in the JPEG (Joint Photographic
Experts Group) format.
❍ Estimated Capacity of an 8 MB Memory Card:
Image Size
1632 × 1224
1280 × 960
640 × 480
No. of
Images
File Size
per Image
No. of
Images
File Size
per Image
No. of
Images
File Size
per Image
Superfine
3
1360 KB
6
850 KB
34
176 KB
Fine
5
880 KB
9
560 KB
50
120 KB
Normal
9
480 KB
17
300 KB
83
72 KB
Image Quality
These figures are approximate. They vary according to the recording condition and the
subject. Sample images already recorded on the supplied SD Memory Card are to be
included in the total number.
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Changing the Movie Size
You can choose from 320 × 240 pixels and 160 × 120 pixels.
CAMERA
(
37)
PLAY (VCR)
CARD CAMERA
CARD PLAY
E
MOVIE SIZE•••320×240
CARD SETUP
Open the menu and select [CARD SETUP]. Select [MOVIE SIZE], set it to
[160×120] and close the menu.
❍ Movies are recorded in the Motion JPEG format.
❍ Maximum recording time on a 8 MB SD Memory Card:
Image Size
Max. Recording
Time (8 MB)
File Size per Second
320 × 240
approx. 20 sec.
250 KB/sec.
160 × 120
approx. 50 sec.
120 KB/sec.
Using a Memory Card
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File Numbers
Images are automatically assigned file numbers from 0101 to 9900 and stored in
folders containing up to 100 images. Folders are assigned numbers from 101 to 998.
(The sample images on the supplied memory card are saved in the [100canon] folder.)
You can choose to use consecutive file numbers (CONTINUOUS) or to reset the file
number each time a different memory card is inserted (RESET). We recommend setting
the file numbers to CONTINUOUS.
RESET
The file number will be reset each time a new memory card is
inserted, starting with 101-0101. If the memory card already
contains image files, the consecutive file number will be assigned.
CONTINUOUS
The camcorder memorizes the file number of the last image and
assigns the consecutive file number to the next image, even when a
new memory card is inserted. (If a higher file number already exists
on the memory card, the consecutive number will be assigned.)
There will be no duplication of file numbers. This is useful for
organizing images on a computer.
When you record 3 images.
101
101-0101
101-0102
CONTINUOUS
RESET
101-0103
When you replace the memory
card and record an image.
101
101-0104
CAMERA
(
37)
CARD SETUP
PLAY (VCR)
101
CARD CAMERA
101-0101
CARD PLAY
FILE NOS.••••CONTINUOUS
To change the setting, open the menu and select [CARD SETUP]. Select
[FILE NOS.], set it to [RESET] and close the menu.
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Recording Still Images on a Memory Card
You can record still images with the camcorder, from a tape in the camcorder or from
devices connected via the DV terminal or AV terminal. You can also record a still
image on the memory card while you record a movie on the tape.
TAPE/CARD switch
E
PHOTO button
Card access indicator
CAMERA
PLAY (VCR)
CARD CAMERA
CARD PLAY
1. Set the camcorder to CARD CAMERA mode.
A white focusing frame appears in the center of the screen. The camcorder will focus on
the subject in the center of the screen. To change the focusing point, see Selecting the
Focusing Point (
107).
2. Press the PHOTO button halfway.
3. Press the PHOTO button fully.
• F and focusing frame disappear and you hear a shutter sound.
• The card access indicator flashes and the card access display
appears.
• The still image shown on the screen will be recorded on the
memory card.
Using a Memory Card
• F and focusing frame turn green when focus is adjusted. The
beep sounds twice. The picture may appear out of focus for a
moment while the camcorder is focusing.
• Exposure is locked.
• When you press the PHOTO button on the wireless controller, recording starts
immediately.
❍ Do not turn off the camcorder, change the position of the TAPE/CARD switch,
disconnect the power source, open the memory card cover or remove the
memory card while the card access indicator is flashing. Doing so could result
in data damage.
❍ When you are using a SD Memory Card, make sure that the protect switch is
set to allow recording.
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❍ Connection to a computer or PictBridge compliant printer will not work when
the memory card contains more than 1800 images. For best performance, we
recommend not recording more than 100 images on the memory card when
you plan to connect the camcorder to a computer or printer.
❍ When the subject is too bright, the ND filter turns on automatically (“ND”
appears on the screen). If it is still too bright, “OVEREXP” starts flashing. In
such case, use the optional FS-34U ND filter. If you wish to turn off the ND
filter: Open the menu and select [CAMERA SETUP]. Select [ND], set it to [OFF]
and close the menu.
❍ When the Focus-Priority mode is set to [ON]:
When you press the PHOTO button fully before F and focusing frame turn
green, it may take up to 2* seconds until focus is adjusted and the still image
can be recorded to the memory card.
* Up to 4 seconds in the Low Light and the night modes.
If the subject is not suitable for autofocus, the focusing frame turns yellow and
locks the focus. Adjust the focus manually with the focus ring.
❍ When the Focus-Priority mode is set to [OFF]:
No focusing frame appears.
In step 2, F turns green, and focus and exposure are locked.
❍ The camcorder shuts off when you do not operate it for 5 minutes to save
power. “
AUTO POWER OFF” appears 20 seconds before shutoff. To
continue recording, turn the POWER switch to OFF and then back to CAMERA.
Recording a Still Image on a Memory Card While Recording
Movies on a Tape
When you are recording a movie on a tape, you can record the same picture as a still
image on the memory card. Select the image quality from normal or fine.
CAMERA
(
37)
PLAY (VCR)
CAMERA SETUP
CARD CAMERA
CARD PLAY
STILL I. REC•OFF
1. Open the menu and select [CAMERA SETUP]. Select [STILL I. REC], set it
to [ FINE] or [ NORMAL] and close the menu.
2. While you are recording a movie, press the PHOTO button.
❍ The size of the still image will be 640 × 480.
❍ The quality of the still image is slightly lower than a still image recorded in
CARD CAMERA mode.
❍ The still image cannot be recorded on a memory card when a fader, effect or
the multi-image screen is activated.
❍ The still image cannot be recorded on a memory card when the 16:9 format is
selected.
❍ Card mix cannot be used when [STILL I.REC] is set to [ FINE] or [ NORMAL].
❍ " |" appears when you press the PHOTO button when [STILL I. REC] is set to [OFF].
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Recording from a Tape in the Camcorder
CAMERA
PLAY (VCR)
CARD CAMERA
CARD PLAY
E
1. Play back the tape.
2. Press the PHOTO button halfway when the scene you wish to record
appears.
• The camcorder pauses playback. The remaining image capacity and other information
appear.
• When you press the PHOTO button on the wireless controller, recording starts
immediately.
3. Press the PHOTO button fully.
• The card access indicator flashes.
• You can also record a still image by pressing the PHOTO button fully when the tape is
in playback pause mode.
Recording from Other Video Devices
You can record images from devices connected via the S-video terminal or AV terminal
(analog line-in function), or via the DV terminal as still images on a memory card. For
connecting instructions, refer to page 34 and 83.
CAMERA
PLAY (VCR)
CARD CAMERA
CARD PLAY
1. Set the camcorder to PLAY (VCR) mode.
2. Connected device: Load a recorded cassette and play back the tape.
3. Press the PHOTO button halfway when the scene you wish to record
appears.
• The still image, remaining image capacity and other information appear.
• When you press the PHOTO button on the wireless controller, recording starts
immediately.
Using a Memory Card
• If a cassette is loaded, make sure that the tape is stopped.
• When recording via the AV terminal, make sure that “AV \DV” is displayed on the
screen. When recording via the DV terminal, make sure that “AV \DV” is not
displayed. Change the setting as necessary (
88).
4. Press the PHOTO button fully.
The card access indicator flashes.
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When recording from a tape in the camcorder or other video devices:
❍ A still image recorded from an image in 16:9 format will be vertically
compressed.
❍ The data code of the still image will reflect the date and time it has been
recorded on the memory card.
❍ The size of the still image will be 640 × 480.
Screen Displays during Still Image Recording
q
w
e
q Still Image Quality
Indicates the image quality of the still
image.
w Remaining Card Capacity for
Still Images
flashing in red: No card
in green: 6 or more images
in yellow: 1 to 5 images
in red: No more images
• The indication may not decrease
even though a recording has been
made, or may decrease by 2 images
at once.
• All indicators are displayed in green
when a memory card is played back.
“e” Card Access Display
Indicates that the camcorder is writing
on the memory card.
e Image Size
Indicates the still image size.
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Using the Flash
You can use the built-in flash for recording still images in dark places. The flash is
equipped with the red-eye reduction mode that reduces the red-eye effect that occurs
when recording people at night or in dark rooms.
E
PHOTO button
(flash) button
Flash
Selecting the Flash Mode
(auto)
The flash fires automatically according to the brightness
of the subject.
(red-eye reduction, auto) The flash fires automatically according to the brightness
of the subject. With the OPTURA40, the assist lamp lights
up to reduce the red-eye effect. With the OPTURA30, the
flash fires a pre-flash for red-eye reduction.
(flash on)
The flash always fires.
(flash off)
The flash does not fire. Use this setting in places where
flash photography is prohibited.
Press the
PLAY (VCR)
CARD CAMERA
(flash) button.
• The setting changes with each press of the button.
• The symbol of the selected flash mode appears on the screen.
“ ” disappears after 4 seconds.
CARD PLAY
Using a Memory Card
CAMERA
101
Recording with Flash
1. Press the PHOTO button halfway.
• “ ” appears in green.
• In CAMERA mode, the flash can be used in record pause mode
when [STILL I. REC] is set to [ FINE] or [ NORMAL].
2. Press the PHOTO button fully.
The flash fires.
❍ Do not fire the flash close to people’s eyes.
❍ Do not fire the flash at persons while they are driving.
❍ Do not fire the flash with the flash bulb covered with your hand.
❍ The practical range of the flash is approx. 3.3 to 6.6 ft. (1 to 2 m). The range
depends upon the recording condition.
❍ The range of the flash decreases in continuous shooting mode.
❍ In normal and high-speed continuous shooting mode, images are captured at 2
frames/second when using the flash.
❍ A pre-flash is fired to obtain the subject's exposure data to adjust the main
flash to the optimal intensity (flash exposure compensation).
❍ For the red-eye reduction mode to be effective, the subject needs to look at
the assist lamp (OPTURA40) or flash (OPTURA30). The degree of reduction
depends upon the distance and on each individual.
❍ The flash will not fire in the following cases:
- When you press the EXP button in (auto) or
(red-eye reduction, auto)
mode.
- When recording movies on a tape.
- When [STILL I. REC] is set to [OFF] in CAMERA mode.
- When a shutter speed of 1/2000 is set in CAMERA mode. However, if
(flash on) is selected, the shutter speed becomes set to 1/1000 and the
flash fires.
- When the multi-image screen is selected.
- During auto exposure bracketing.
- When an abnormality occurs during charging.
❍ We recommend not using the flash when the optional Wide-converter or Teleconverter is attached. Their shadows appear on the screen.
❍ The flash mode cannot be selected when exposure is locked, or after the first
still image in Stitch Assist mode.
❍ The red-eye reduction mode cannot be used in stitch assist mode.
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❍
About the AF-Assist Lamp:
When recording still images with flash, the AF-assist lamp (white LED) lights up
responding to the brightness of the subject to enable the camcorder to focus
more accurately. The AF-assist lamp lights up when you focus manually while
the PHOTO button is pressed halfway and turns off after a short time.
- The camcorder may not be able to focus even though the AF-assist lamp is
lighting.
- The AF-assist lamp lights up brightly. Consider turning off the AF-assist lamp
in public places such as in restaurants or theaters.
- Turn off the AF-assist lamp in places where flash photography is prohibited.
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Using the Optional VFL-1 Video Flash Light
You can also use the optional VFL-1 Video Flash Light with stronger flash. The
procedure for selecting the flash mode is the same as for the built-in flash. For
instructions on connection and use, refer to the instruction manual of the VFL-1.
❍ The practical range of the flash is approx. 3.3 to 14.8 ft. (1 to 4.5 m). The
range depends upon the recording condition.
❍ The built-in flash does not fire when the POWER switch of the VFL-1 is set to a
position other than OFF.
❍ In
(red-eye reduction, auto), the VFL-1 fires a pre-flash for red-eye reduction.
For the red-eye reduction mode to be effective, the subject needs to look at the
flash.
Using a Memory Card
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Reviewing a Still Image Right after Recording
You can select to display a still image for 2, 4, 6, 8 or 10 seconds after it has been
recorded.
CAMERA
(
37)
PLAY (VCR)
CAMERA SETUP
CARD CAMERA
CARD PLAY
REVIEW•••••••2sec
Open the menu and select [CAMERA SETUP]. Select [REVIEW], select a
setting option and close the menu.
❍ A still image is displayed as long as you hold the PHOTO button after
recording.
❍ The FILE OPER. menu appears when you press the SET dial while you are
reviewing a still image, or when you press the SET dial right after recording. In
this menu, you can protect (
115) or erase (
116) the image.
❍ [REVIEW] cannot be selected when
(continuous shooting),
(high-speed
continuous shooting) or
(auto exposure bracketing) is selected.
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Recording Motion JPEG Movies on a Memory Card
You can record Motion JPEG movies with the camcorder, from a tape in the camcorder
or from devices connected via the DV terminal or the AV terminal. The sound of a
movie recorded on a memory card will be monaural.
CAMERA
PLAY (VCR)
CARD CAMERA
E
CARD PLAY
1. Press the start/stop button to begin recording.
• With SD Memory Cards up to 512 MB, you can record until
“CARD FULL” appears (approx. 69 minutes with a 512 MB SD
Memory Card).
• With MultiMediaCards, the recording time is limited to 10 sec.
in 320 × 240 pixels and 30 sec. in 160 × 120 pixels.
2. Press the start/stop button to stop recording.
❍ Do not turn off the camcorder, change the position of the TAPE/CARD switch,
disconnect the power source, open the memory card cover or remove the
memory card while the card access indicator is flashing. Doing so could result
in data damage.
❍ When you are using a SD Memory Card, make sure that the protect switch is
set to allow recording.
❍ Do not load/unload a cassette during recording.
Using a Memory Card
❍ We recommend using a Canon SD Memory Card, or a SD Memory Card with a
transfer rate of more than 2 MB/sec., right after you have formatted it with
this camcorder. With memory cards not formatted with this camcorder, or
when recording/erasing has been repeatedly performed, the writing speed may
be lower and recording may stop.
❍ You can select the focusing point when recording a movie on the memory
card.
❍ Users of Windows XP: When you plan to connect the camcorder to a
computer, keep the length of one movie shorter than approx. 12 min. in
320 × 240 and 35 min. in 160 × 120.
Recording from a Tape in the Camcorder
CAMERA
PLAY (VCR)
CARD CAMERA
CARD PLAY
1. Play back the tape.
2. Press the start/stop button when the scene you wish to record appears.
3. Press the start/stop to stop recording.
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Recording from Other Video Devices
You can record movies from devices connected via the S-video terminal or AV terminal
(analog line-in function), or via the DV terminal on a memory card.
For connecting instructions, refer to page 34 and 83.
CAMERA
CARD CAMERA
PLAY (VCR)
CARD PLAY
1. Set the camcorder to PLAY (VCR) mode.
• If a cassette is loaded, make sure the tape is stopped.
• When recording via the AV terminal, make sure that “AV \DV” is displayed on the
screen. When recording via the DV terminal, make sure that “AV \DV” is not
displayed. Change the setting as necessary (
88).
2. Connected device: Load a recorded cassette and play back the tape.
3. Press the start/stop button when the scene you wish to record appears.
4. Press the start/stop button to stop recording.
When recording from a tape in the camcorder or other video devices:
❍ A movie recorded from an image in 16:9 format will be vertically compressed.
❍ The data code of the movie will reflect the date and time it has been recorded
on the memory card.
❍ Recording stops at blank sections or recordings in different audio mode
(12bit/16bit).
Screen Displays during Movie Recording
e Image Size
q
w
e
r
q Card Access Display
“e“ appears and “ “ moves to
indicate that the camcorder is writing
on the memory card.
w Movie recording time
Indicates the recording time of the movie.
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Indicates the movie size.
r Remaining Card Capacity for
Movies
Indicates the remaining time in hours
and minutes. At less than 1 minute, the
remaining time will be displayed in 10
second-steps, at less than 10 seconds in
1 second-steps.
• The indication varies depending on
the recording condition. The actual
remaining time may be longer or
shorter than indicated.
Selecting the Focusing Point
The subject you wish to record is not always in the center of the screen. In the FocusPriority mode, you can choose from one of three focusing points to automatically put
the subject you wish into sharp focus. The exposure will be adjusted automatically
matching the selected focusing point.
When the program selector is set to [, the Focus-Priority becomes set to ON (only the
center focusing point is available).
CAMERA
PLAY (VCR)
CARD CAMERA
E
CARD PLAY
1. Set the program selector to Q.
2. Turn the SET dial to display all focusing frames.
Three focusing frames appear on the screen, one of it in green.
3. Turn the SET dial to select the focusing point.
Turn the SET dial up to select the frame to the right, down to select the frame to the left.
Turning Off the Focus-Priority Mode
Using a Memory Card
❍ The focusing frame gives an indication of the focusing point. Depending on
the size of the subject or the distance, the camcorder may focus outside the
frame.
❍ When you operate the zoom lever, the frames other than the selected one
disappear.
❍ The focusing point can be selected only when Focus-Priority is set to [ON] in
CARD CAMERA mode.
❍ The focusing point returns to the center if you turn off the camcorder, change
from CARD CAMERA mode or move the program selector to [.
❍ In Sand & Snow and Spotlight mode, the exposure will be adjusted
automatically regardless of the selected focusing point.
❍ The focusing point cannot be selected in the following cases:
- When using the digital zoom.
- When exposure is locked.
- In Stitch Assist mode.
Turn off the Focus-Priority mode if you wish to put timing ahead of focus.
CAMERA
(
37)
PLAY (VCR)
CAMERA SETUP
CARD CAMERA
CARD PLAY
FOCUS PRI.•••ON
Open the menu and select [CAMERA SETUP]. Select [FOCUS PRI.], set it to
[OFF] and close the menu.
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Selecting the Drive Mode
Captures a quick series of still images while you press the
Continuous
PHOTO button. For the number of frames per second, refer to
Shooting
the table below.
High-Speed
Continuous Shooting
The camcorder records a still image in three different
AEB (Auto
Exposure Bracketing) exposures (dark, normal, light in 1/2 EV steps), allowing you to
choose the perfect exposed shot.
Records a single still image when you press the PHOTO button.
Single
PHOTO button
DRIVE MODE button
Changing the Drive Mode
CAMERA
PLAY (VCR)
CARD CAMERA
CARD PLAY
1. Set the program selector to Q.
2. Press the DRIVE MODE button to switch between the drive modes.
The setting changes with each press of the button.
Continuous Shooting/High-Speed Continuous Shooting
CAMERA
PLAY (VCR)
CARD CAMERA
CARD PLAY
Press and hold the PHOTO button.
A series of still images will be recorded as long as you hold the PHOTO button.
❍ Maximum number of continuous shots at one time:
Frames per Second
Normal speed
High speed
Maximum Number
of Continuous Shots
1632 × 1224
2 frames
3 frames
10 images
1280 × 960
3 frames
5 frames
10 images
640 × 480
3 frames
5 frames
60 images
Still Image Size
These figures are approximate and vary with the recording conditions and subjects.
Sufficient space on the memory card is required. Continuous shooting stops when card is full.
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❍ The number of frames per second may be lower when “
shake warning) is displayed on the screen.
” (camcorder
Auto Exposure Bracketing
CAMERA
PLAY (VCR)
CARD CAMERA
CARD PLAY
E
Press the PHOTO button.
Three still images in different exposures are recorded to the memory card.
Make sure that there is sufficient space on the memory card.
Using a Memory Card
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Recording Panoramic Images (Stitch Assist Mode)
You can shoot a series of overlapping images and merge them into one large
panoramic scene using the supplied software (PhotoStitch) on a computer.
CARD +/– button
PHOTO button
button
When Recording in Stitch Assist Mode:
PhotoStitch detects the overlapping portion of adjoining images and merges them. Try
to include a distinctive item (landmark, etc.) in the overlapping portion.
CAMERA
1. Press the
PLAY (VCR)
CARD CAMERA
CARD PLAY
button.
2. Select the direction with the CARD +/– button.
CARD + button: clockwise. CARD – button: counterclockwise.
3. Select the program AE mode and zoom on the subject.
Adjust focus and exposure manually as necessary. Once the sequence has started, you
cannot change the program AE mode, exposure, zoom or focus.
4. Press the PHOTO button to record the first image.
Direction and number of recorded images appear.
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5. Record the second image so that it overlaps a portion of the first image.
• Minor discrepancies in the overlapped area can be corrected with the software.
• You can retake an image by pressing the CARD +/– button to return to the previous
image.
• A maximum of 26 images can be recorded.
6. Press the
E
button after the last image.
For details on how to merge these images, refer to the Digital
Video Software Instruction Manual.
❍ Compose each image so that it overlaps 30 to 50% of the adjoining image. Try
to keep the vertical misalignment within 10%.
❍ Do not include moving subject in the overlapping portion.
❍ Do not try to stitch images that include both distant and close subjects. They
may appear warped or doubled up.
Using a Memory Card
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Playing Back a Memory Card
You can display a single image, 6 at one time (index screen
113), or one after
another (slide show
113). Use the Card Jump function to quickly locate an image
without displaying them one by one (
114).
3 button
CARD – button
CARD + button
SLIDE SHOW button
e/a button
CAMERA
PLAY (VCR)
CARD CAMERA
CARD PLAY
1. Set the camcorder to CARD PLAY mode.
2. Press the CARD +/– button to move between images.
3. To play back a movie, press the e/a button.
• The first scene appears as a still image when playback is
complete.
• Pressing the e/a button during playback pauses the playback.
Press the e/a button again to restart playback.
• Pressing the 3 button displays the first scene of the movie.
• Press the CARD +/- button (or the REW`/FF1 button on the wireless controller) for
8× fast forward/fast rewind playback.
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❍ Images not recorded with this camcorder, uploaded from a computer (except
the sample images
119), edited on a computer and images whose file
names have been changed may not be played back correctly.
❍ Do not turn off the camcorder, change the position of the TAPE/CARD switch,
disconnect the power source, open the memory card cover or remove the
memory card while the card access indicator is flashing. Doing so could result
in data damage.
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Slide Show
CAMERA
PLAY (VCR)
CARD CAMERA
CARD PLAY
1. Press the SLIDE SHOW button.
Images are played back one after another.
2. Press the SLIDE SHOW button to stop the slide show.
Index Screen
CAMERA
PLAY (VCR)
CARD CAMERA
CARD PLAY
1. Move the zoom lever toward W.
Up to 6 images appear.
• Move the
to the image you wish to view.
• You can switch between the index pages by pressing the CARD
+ or CARD – button.
3. Move the zoom lever toward T.
The index screen is cancelled and the selected image is displayed.
Using a Memory Card
2. Turn the SET dial to select an image.
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Card Jump Function
You can locate images without displaying them one by one. The number in the upper
right of the screen indicates the image number of the current image by the total
number of images.
CAMERA
PLAY (VCR)
CARD CAMERA
Press and hold the CARD + or CARD – button.
When you release the button, the image of the displayed image
number appears.
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CARD PLAY
Protecting Images
You can protect important images from accidental erasure when displaying a single
image or index screen.
E
If a memory card is formatted, all still images and movies, even protected ones,
will be erased permanently.
❍ The sample images recorded on the supplied SD Memory Card are already
protected.
❍ Movies can only be protected when the first scene is displayed as a still image.
CAMERA
PLAY (VCR)
CARD CAMERA
CARD PLAY
1. Select the image you wish to protect.
2. Press the SET dial to open the FILE OPER. menu.
In CARD CAMERA mode, the menu appears when you press the SET dial while you are
reviewing a still image, or when you press the SET dial right after recording.
3. Select [
PROTECT].
•“
” appears and now the image cannot be erased.
• To cancel the protection, press the SET dial.
4. Select [b RETURN] to close the menu.
Protecting during Index Screen Display
CAMERA
37)
CARD OPERATIONS
CARD CAMERA
CARD PLAY
PROTECT
1. Move the zoom lever toward W.
• Up to 6 images appear.
• Select the image you wish to protect.
2. Open the menu and select [CARD OPERATIONS]. Select [\
and press the SET dial.
PROTECT]
Using a Memory Card
(
PLAY (VCR)
•“
” appears on the image.
• To cancel the protection, press the SET dial.
3. Close the menu.
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Erasing Images
You can erase images singly or all at once.
Be careful when erasing images. Erased images cannot be recovered.
❍ Protected images cannot be erased.
❍ Movies can only be erased when the first scene is displayed as a still image.
Erasing a Single Image
CAMERA
PLAY (VCR)
CARD CAMERA
CARD PLAY
1. Select the image you wish to erase.
2. Press the SET dial to open the FILE OPER. menu.
In CARD CAMERA mode, the menu appears when you press the SET dial while you are
reviewing a still image, or when you press the SET dial right after recording.
3. Select [IMAGE ERASE].
• “ERASE THIS IMAGE?”, [NO] and [YES] appears.
• If an image is protected, [YES] appears in purple.
4. Select [YES].
The image is erased and the previous image appears.
5. Select [b RETURN] to close the menu.
Erasing a Single Image/All Images
CAMERA
(
37)
PLAY (VCR)
CARD OPERATIONS
CARD CAMERA
CARD PLAY
IMAGE ERASE
1. Open the menu and select [CARD OPERATIONS].
2. Select [IMAGE ERASE].
3. Select [SINGLE] or [ALL].
• When erasing a single image: “ERASE THIS IMAGE?” [NO] and [YES] appears. If an
image is protected, [YES] appears in purple.
• When erasing all images: “ERASE ALL IMAGES? [EXCEPT FOR
IMAGES]”, [NO]
and [YES] appears.
4. Select [YES] and close the menu.
• When erasing a single image: The image is erased and the previous image appears. To
erase another image, select the image with the CARD +/– button and select [YES].
• When erasing all images: All still images or movies with exception of the protected ones
are erased.
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Combining Images (Card Mix)
You can produce effects not possible with just a tape with the Card Mix function.
Choose one of the sample images provided on the supplied SD Memory Card (such as
picture frames, backgrounds and animations) and combine it with the live video
recording.
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Card Chroma Key (CARD CHROMA)
Combines frames with your recordings. The live video recording will appear in place of
the blue area of the card mix image.
Mix level adjustment: blue area of the still image.
Live video recording
Card mix image
Card Luminance Key (CARD LUMI.)
Combines illustrations or title with your recordings. The live video recording will
appear in place of the light area of the card mix image.
Mix level adjustment: light area of the still image.
Live video recording
Card mix image
Combines backgrounds with your recordings. Record your subject in front of a blue
curtain, and the subject not blue will be superimposed on the card mix image.
Mix level adjustment: blue area of the live video recording.
Live video recording
Using a Memory Card
Camera Chroma Key (CAM. CHROMA)
Card mix image
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Card Animation (C. ANIMATION)
Combines animations with your recordings. You can choose from 3 types of card
animation effects.
• Corner: Animation appears on the upper left and the lower right corner of the screen.
• Straight: Animation appears on the top and bottom of the screen and moves to the right
and left.
• Random: Animation moves randomly in the display.
Mix level adjustment: blue area of the card animation image.
Live video recording
Card mix image
CARD + / – button
Program selector
MENU button
SET dial
CARD MIX button
CAMERA
(
37)
PLAY (VCR)
CARD CAMERA
CARD MIX
MIX LEVEL•••• –
CARD PLAY
MIX TYPE•••••CARD CHROMA
+
1. Set the program selector to Q.
2. Open the menu and select [\CARD MIX].
The card mix menu appears.
3. Select the image you wish to combine with the CARD +/– button.
4. Select [MIX TYPE].
[CARD CHROMA], [CARD LUMI.], [CAM. CHROMA] and [C. ANIMATION] appears.
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5. Select the mix type matching the sample image you have selected.
• The screen shows the combined image.
• When you have selected [C. ANIMATION], select [ANIMAT. TYPE] and select between
[CORNER], [STRAIGHT] and [RANDOM].
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6. To adjust the mix level, select [MIX LEVEL] and adjust it with the SET
dial.
7. Close the menu.
“CARD MIX” flashes.
8. Press the CARD MIX button.
• “CARD MIX” stops flashing.
• The combined image appears.
❍ Card mix cannot be used when [STILL I. REC] is set to [ FINE] or
[ NORMAL].
❍ Movies recorded on a memory card cannot be combined with camcorder
recordings.
❍ Additional sample images are provided on the supplied DIGITAL VIDEO
SOLUTION DISK. Refer to Adding Still Images from Your Computer to the
Memory Card in the Digital Video Software Instruction Manual.
Sample Images
Following sample images are pre-recorded on the supplied SD Memory Card.
Card Chroma Key
Using a Memory Card
Card Luminance Key
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Camera Chroma Key
Card Animation
The sample images recorded on the supplied SD Memory Card are intended only
for the personal use with this camcorder. Do not use these sample images for
other purposes.
If you have mistakenly erased the sample images on the supplied SD Memory
Card, they can be downloaded from the homepage http://www.canondv.com.
For details on how to add the downloaded images to the memory card, refer to
Adding Still Images from Your Computer to the Memory Card in the Digital Video
Software Instruction Manual.
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
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Formatting a Memory Card
Format new memory cards, or when you get the message “CARD ERROR”. You can
also format a memory card to erase all data recorded on it.
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❍ Formatting a memory card erases all data, including protected images.
❍ Images erased by formatting cannot be recovered.
❍ If you use a memory card other than the supplied one, format it with the
camcorder.
CAMERA
(
37)
PLAY (VCR)
CARD OPERATIONS
CARD CAMERA
CARD PLAY
FORMAT
1. Open the menu and select [CARD OPERATIONS].
2. Select [FORMAT].
[CANCEL] and [EXECUTE] appears.
3. Select [EXECUTE].
[ALL DATA WILL BE ERASED. FORMAT THIS CARD?], [NO] and [YES] appears.
4. Select [YES] and close the menu.
• Formatting starts.
• Selecting [NO] brings you back to step 3.
Using a Memory Card
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Creating a Start-up Image
You can create a start-up image using a still image on the memory card.
CAMERA
(
37)
PLAY (VCR)
MY CAMERA
CARD CAMERA
CARD PLAY
CREATE START–UP IMAGE
1. Select a still image with the CARD +/– buttons.
2. Open the menu and select [MY CAMERA].
3. Select [CREATE START-UP IMAGE].
[SET THIS AS START-UP IMAGE?], [YES] and [NO] appears.
4. Select [YES].
[OVERWRITE MY IMAGE?], [NO] and [YES] appears.
5. Select [YES].
The still image will be saved, and the image that was saved to [MY IMAGE] is erased.
Retain the original data of the still image you have set as the start-up image on
your computer or removable disk.
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Printing Still Images
You can print still images by connecting the camcorder to a printer with Direct Print
function. You can also use the print order settings for direct printing (
132).
Following printers can be connected to your camcorder:
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Canon Printers Canon Direct Print/PictBridge compatible
CP-Printer
Bubble Jet Direct/PictBridge compatible
Bubble Jet Printer
PictBridge compliant non-Canon Printer
Connecting the Printer to the Camcorder
Printer with
direct print function
1. Turn off the camcorder and insert a memory card that contains still images.
2. Turn on the printer.
4. Connect the camcorder to the printer using the cable.
•
appears and changes to
or
when the printer is properly
,
connected to the camcorder. (Does not appear with movies, or still images that cannot
be played back with the camcorder.)
• The
(print/share) button lights up and the current print setting will be displayed
for approx. 6 seconds.
Direct Printing
3. Set the camcorder to CARD PLAY mode.
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❍ If
continues to flash (for more than 1 minute) or if
,
or
does not appear, the camcorder is not correctly connected to the printer.
In such case, disconnect the cable from camcorder and printer, turn off camcorder
and printer, turn both back on and reconnect the camcorder to the printer.
❍ Do not connect the camcorder to a printer when the camcorder is set to
NETWORK mode.
❍ Refer to the instruction manual of each printer for information on which
interface cable to use with the camcorder.
The Canon CP-Printers CP-10 and CP-100 are supplied with two direct
interface cables. Use the cable with the USB logo on the connector (DIF-100).
❍ We recommend powering the camcorder from a household power source.
❍ Refer also to the instruction manual of the respective printer.
❍ The print setting menu may differ slightly depending on the connected printer.
Printing with the
(Print/Share) Button
You can print an image without changing the settings by simply pressing the
(print/share) button.
CAMERA
PLAY (VCR)
CARD CAMERA
CARD PLAY
1. Select the still image you wish to print with the
CARD +/– button.
2. Press the
button.
• Printing starts. The
button flashes and glows steadily
when printing is complete.
• If you wish to continue printing, select another still image with
the CARD +/– button.
Printing after Selecting the Print Settings
You can select the number of copies and other settings for printing. The setting
options vary depending on your printer model.
1. Press the SET dial.
• The print setting menu appears.
• Depending on the printer, the message “BUSY.” may appear
before the camcorder displays the print setting menu.
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2. Select the print settings (
126).
3. Turn the SET dial to select [PRINT] and press the SET dial.
• Printing starts. The print setting menu disappears when printing is complete.
• If you wish to continue printing, select another still image with the CARD +/– button.
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❍ Observe the following precautions during printing, otherwise printing may not
be performed correctly.
- Do not turn off the camcorder or the printer.
- Do not change the position of the TAPE/CARD switch.
- Do not detach the cable.
- Do not open the memory card cover or remove the memory card.
❍ Images not recorded with this camcorder, uploaded from a computer, edited
on a computer and images whose file names have been changed may not be
printed correctly.
❍ If the message “BUSY” does not disappear, disconnect the cable from
camcorder and printer and reconnect the camcorder to the printer.
Direct Printing
❍ Cancel Printing
Press the SET dial during printing. A confirmation dialog appears. Select [OK]
and press the SET dial.
- Canon Bubble Jet Printer: Printing stops even if it is incomplete and the
paper is fed through.
- Canon CP-Printer: A print in progress cannot be stopped. Printing stops
when the current print is finished and the remaining prints are canceled.
❍ Printing Errors
If an error occurs during the printing process, an error message appears
(
144).
- Canon Bubble Jet Printer: Resolve the error. When printing does not resume
automatically, select [CONTINUE] and press the SET dial. If [CONTINUE]
cannot be selected, select [STOP], press the SET dial and retry printing. Refer
also to the printer manual for details.
- Canon CP-Printer: Select [STOP] or [RESUME] and press the SET dial. (The
[RESUME] setting may not appear with some error messages. In that case,
select [STOP].) Refer also to the printer manual for details.
- If the error still persists and printing does not restart, follow below
procedure:
1. Disconnect the cable.
2. Turn the POWER switch of the camcorder to OFF and back to PLAY (VCR).
3. Reconnect the cable.
❍ When you have finished printing:
1. Disconnect the cable from the camcorder and printer.
2. Turn off the camcorder.
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Selecting the Print Settings
The procedure for selecting the number of copies and trimming (
131) is common
to all printers. Other print setting procedures vary depending on your printer model.
Check which icon appears in the upper left corner of the camcorder screen after
connecting, and refer to the relevant pages accordingly.
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Selecting the Number of Copies
A maximum of 99 copies can be selected for one still image.
1. In the print setting menu, turn the SET dial to select
(COPIES) and press the SET dial.
2. Turn the SET dial to select the number of copies and
press the SET dial.
Setting the Print Style
PAPER
PAPER SIZE
Available paper sizes vary depending on the printer model.
PAPER TYPE
PHOTO, FAST PHOTO, DEFAULT
PAGE LAYOUT BORDERLESS, BORDERED, DEFAULT
Date print
ON, OFF, DEFAULT
Print effect (Image Optimize) ON, OFF, VIVID, NR, VIVID+NR, DEFAULT
❍ Print setting options and [DEFAULT] settings vary depending on the printer
model. For details, refer to the instruction manual of your printer.
❍ [BORDERED]: The image area remains relatively unchanged from the recorded
image when it is printed. [BORDERLESS]: The center portion of the recorded
image is printed at an enlarged size. The image’s top, bottom and sides may be
cropped slightly.
❍ [VIVID], [VIVID+NR] and [NR] can be selected with Canon Bubble Jet Printers.
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Paper Settings
1. In the print setting menu, turn the SET dial to select
[PAPER] and press the SET dial.
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2. Turn the SET dial to select the paper size and press
the SET dial.
Select the paper size of the paper set in your printer.
3. Turn the SET dial to select the paper type and press
the SET dial.
Select the paper type of the paper set in your printer.
4. Turn the SET dial to select a layout option and press
the SET dial.
Including the Date in the Print
1. In the print setting menu, turn the SET dial to
select
(date) and press the SET dial.
Direct Printing
2. Turn the SET dial to select a date print option and
press the SET dial.
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Setting the Print Effect (Image Optimize)
This function uses the camcorder's recording information to optimize the image data,
yielding high quality prints.
1. In the print setting menu, turn the SET dial to select
(print effect) and press the SET dial.
2. Turn the SET dial to select a setting and press the
SET dial.
Setting the Print Style
PAPER
CARD #1*, CARD #2*, CARD #3*, LTR, A4
For details on paper type, refer to the Bubble Jet Printer
User Guide.
BORDERS BORDERLESS Prints right to the edges of the page.
BORDERED Prints with a border.
* Recommended paper size
[BORDERED]: The image area remains relatively unchanged from the recorded
image when it is printed. [BORDERLESS]: The center portion of the recorded
image is printed at an enlarged size. The image’s top, bottom and sides may be
cropped slightly.
1. In the print setting menu, turn the SET dial to select
[STYLE] and press the SET dial.
2. Make sure that
SET dial.
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(PAPER ) is selected and press the
3. Turn the SET dial to select the paper size and press
the SET dial.
• Select the paper size of the paper set in your printer.
• Pressing the MENU button brings you back to the print
settings menu.
4. Turn the SET dial to select
the SET dial.
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(BORDERS) and press
5. Turn the SET dial to select a borders option and
press the SET dial.
Pressing the MENU button brings you back to the print settings
menu.
Setting the Print Style
IMAGE
STANDARD
Prints 1 still image per page.
MULTIPLE
Prints 8 copies of the same still image on one page.
BORDERS
BORDERLESS
Prints right to the edges of the page.
BORDERED
Prints with a border.
DATE
ON
Prints with date
OFF
Prints without date.
Direct Printing
❍ The [BORDERS] and [DATE] settings cannot be selected when [IMAGE] is set to
[MULTIPLE].
❍ [BORDERED]: The image area remains relatively unchanged from the recorded
image when it is printed. [BORDERLESS]/[MULTIPLE]: The center portion of the
recorded image is printed at an enlarged size. The image’s top, bottom and
sides may be cropped slightly.
❍ [MULTIPLE] can only be selected when printing on card size paper.
❍ The date print function is not supported by the CP Printers CP-10 and CP-100.
1. In the print setting menu, turn the SET dial to select
[STYLE] and press the SET dial.
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Selecting the Image Style
2. Make sure that
the SET dial.
(IMAGE) is selected and press
3. Turn the SET dial to select the image style and press
the SET dial.
Pressing the MENU button brings you back to the print settings
menu.
Selecting the Borders
2. Turn the SET dial to select
the SET dial.
(BORDERS) and press
3. Turn the SET dial to select a borders option and
press the SET dial.
Pressing the MENU button brings you back to the print settings
menu.
Including the Date in the Print
2. Turn the SET dial to select
SET dial.
(DATE) and press the
3. Turn the SET dial to select a date print option and
press the SET dial.
Pressing the MENU button brings you back to the print settings
menu.
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Trimming Settings
Set the print style before you start with the trimming settings.
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1. In the print setting menu, turn the SET dial to select
[TRIMMING] and press the SET dial.
The trimming frame appears.
2. Change the size of the trimming frame.
• Move the zoom lever toward T to shrink the frame, and
toward W to enlarge the frame.
• To cancel the trimming settings, move the zoom lever toward
W until the trimming frame disappears.
W
T
3. Move the trimming frame.
T
• Turn the SET dial to move the frame. Press the SET dial to
switch between the directions (up/down or right/left) and the
orientation of the frame (vertical/horizontal).
• Pressing the MENU button brings you back to the print
settings menu.
Direct Printing
❍ About the color of the trimming frame (Canon CP-Printers only):
- White: No trimming settings.
- Green: Recommended trimming size. (The trimming frame may not appear
in green depending on the image size, paper size or borders settings.)
- Red: The image is magnified beyond recommended size. The image may
print out coarsely.
❍ The trimming setting applies only to one image.
❍ The trimming setting is canceled with the following operations:
- When you turn off the camcorder.
- When you disconnect the interface cable.
- When you expand the trimming frame beyond its maximum size.
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Printing with Print Order Settings
You can select still images for printing and set the number of copies. These print order
settings are compatible with the Digital Print Order Format (DPOF) standards and can
be used for printing on DPOF compatible printers (
123). A maximum of 998 still
images can be selected.
Selecting Still Images for Printing (Print Order)
Do not connect a USB or DV cable to the camcorder while setting the print orders.
CAMERA
PLAY (VCR)
CARD CAMERA
CARD PLAY
1. Select the still image you wish to print.
2. Press the SET dial to open the FILE OPER. menu.
3. Select [
PRINT ORDR].
4. Select the number of copies.
• “ ” appears on the image.
• To cancel the print order, set the number of copies to 0.
5. Select [b RETURN] to close the menu.
Selecting in Index Screen Display
CAMERA
(
37)
PLAY (VCR)
CARD OPERATIONS
CARD CAMERA
CARD PLAY
PRINT ORDER
1. Move the zoom lever toward W.
• Up to 6 images appear.
• Select the image you wish to print.
2. Open the menu and select [CARD OPERATIONS]. Select [\
ORDER].
PRINT
3. Press the SET dial and set the number of copies with the SET dial.
• “ ” appears on the image.
• To cancel the print order, set the number of copies to 0.
4. Close the menu.
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Erasing All Print Orders
CAMERA
CARD CAMERA
PLAY (VCR)
CARD PLAY
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(
CARD OPERATIONS
37)
PRINT ORDERS ALL ERASE
1. Open the menu and select [CARD OPERATIONS].
2. Select [
PRINT ORDERS ALL ERASE].
“ERASE ALL
PRINT ORDERS?”, [NO] and [YES] appears.
3. Select [YES].
All “
” disappear.
4. Close the menu.
Printing
CAMERA
(
37)
PLAY (VCR)
CARD CAMERA
CARD PLAY
PRINT
1. Connect the printer to the camcorder (
2. Open the menu and select [\
123).
PRINT].
• The print setting menu appears.
• “SET
PRINT ORDER” appears, when you connect a printer with direct print function
and select [\
PRINT] without having set the print order.
3. Make sure that [PRINT] is selected and press the SET dial.
Printing starts. The print setting menu disappears when printing is complete.
Direct Printing
❍ Depending on the connected printer, you can select style or paper settings
before step 3.
❍ Cancel Printing/Printing Errors (
125)
❍ Restarting Printing
Open the CARD PLAY menu and select [\ PRINT]. Select [RESUME] in the
print setting menu and press the SET dial. The remaining images will be
printed.
Printing cannot be restarted in the following cases:
- When you change the print order settings.
- When you delete a still image with print order settings.
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Connecting to a Computer Using a USB Cable
You can download images from the memory card to a computer using the supplied
software and USB cable. For details, refer to the Digital Video Software Instruction
Manual. Users of Windows OS can transfer images by simply pressing the
(print/share) button (
135).
❍ Do not disconnect the USB cable, open the memory card cover, remove the
memory card, change the position of the TAPE/CARD switch or turn off the
camcorder and computer while data is being transferred to the computer
(while the camcorder's card access indicator is flashing). Doing so may damage
the memory card’s data.
❍ Operation may not work correctly depending on the software and the
specifications/settings of your computer.
❍ The image files on your memory card and the image files saved on the hard
disk drive of your computer are valuable, original data files. If you wish to use
image files on your computer, make copies of them first, and use the copied
file, retaining the original.
❍ Make sure that camcorder and computer are not connected with a DV cable
before connecting the camcorder to the computer using the USB cable.
Otherwise, the computer may not operate properly.
❍ We recommend powering the camcorder from a household power source
while it is connected to the computer.
❍ Refer also to the computer instruction manual.
❍ Images recorded on a tape cannot be transferred to a computer via USB
interface.
❍ Users of Windows XP and Mac OS X:
Your camcorder is equipped with the standard Picture Transfer Protocol (PTP)
allowing you to download still images (JPEG only) by simply connecting the
camcorder to a computer via USB cable without installing the software from
the DIGITAL VIDEO SOLUTION DISK.
❍ Users of Windows XP can use the supplied DV Network Software. For details,
refer to the DV Network Software Instruction Manual.
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Direct Transfer Windows OS Only
You can transfer images to the computer with the
(print/share) button.
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ALL IMAGES
Transfers all images to the computer.
NEW IMAGES
Transfers only those images that have not yet been
transferred to the computer.
TRANSFER ORDERS
Transfers images with transfer orders to the computer.
SELECT & TRANSFER Allows you to select an image and transfers the selected
image to the computer.
WALLPAPER
Allows you to select a still image and transfers the selected
image to the computer as wallpaper.
button
CARD + button
CARD – button
SET dial
Preparations
The first time you connect the camcorder to the computer, you need to install the
software and set the auto-launch setting.
1. Install the supplied Digital Video Software.
See Installing the Software in the Digital Video Software Instruction Manual.
2. Connect the camcorder to the computer using the USB cable.
See Connecting the Camcorder to a Computer in the Digital Video Software Instruction
Manual.
3. Set the auto-launch setting.
From the second time on, you only need to connect the camcorder to the computer
to transfer images.
Transferring Images
• Follow the steps 1 to 3 in Starting ZoomBrowser EX in the Digital Video Software
Instruction Manual.
• The direct transfer menu appears on the camcorder screen and the
button
lights up.
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Transferring All Images, New Images or Images with Transfer Orders
To transfer images with transfer order, you need to set the transfer orders (
CAMERA
CARD CAMERA
PLAY (VCR)
138).
CARD PLAY
1. Turn the SET dial to select [ ALL IMAGES],
[ NEW IMAGES] or [ TRANSFER ORDERS].
2. Press the
button.
• The images are transferred to the computer and displayed in
the Main Window of ZoomBrowser EX.
• The camcorder displays the transfer menu when transfer is complete.
Transferring a Selected Image
CAMERA
PLAY (VCR)
1. Turn the SET dial to select [
2. Press the
CARD CAMERA
CARD PLAY
SELECT & TRANSFER].
button.
3. Select the image you wish to transfer with the
CARD+/– button.
4. Press the
button.
• The selected image is transferred to the computer and displayed in the Main Window
of ZoomBrowser EX.
• Pressing the MENU button brings you back to the transfer menu.
• To continue transferring, select another image with the CARD+/- button.
Transferring a Still Image as Wallpaper
CAMERA
PLAY (VCR)
1. Turn the SET dial to select [
2. Press the
CARD CAMERA
CARD PLAY
WALLPAPER].
button.
3. Select the still image you wish to transfer as
wallpaper with the CARD +/– button.
4. Press the
button.
• The selected image is transferred to the computer and displayed on the desktop.
• Pressing the MENU button brings you back to the transfer menu.
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❍ You can press the SET dial in place of the
button. With [ ALL
IMAGES], [ NEW IMAGES] or [ TRANSFER ORDERS], a confirmation
message appears. Turn the SET dial to select [OK] and press the SET dial.
❍ To cancel transfer, turn the SET dial to select [CANCEL] and press the SET dial,
or press the MENU button.
❍ Only still images in JPEG format and movies in Motion JPEG format can be
transferred.
❍ When transferring with the
button, the camcorder retains the transfer
setting even if you turn it off or change the position of the TAPE/CARD switch.
When you have selected [ SELECT & TRANSFER] or [ WALLPAPER], the
screen to select a still image appears. Press the MENU button to display the
direct transfer menu.
❍ When the protect switch of the SD Memory Card is activated during image
transfer, the images will not be marked as “already transferred”, and will be
transferred again when you select [ NEW IMAGES] later.
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Transferring Images
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Selecting Images for Transfer (Transfer Order)
You can select images for transfer to the computer. These transfer settings are
compatible with the Digital Print Order Format (DPOF) standards. A maximum of 998
images can be selected.
Do not connect a USB or DV cable to the camcorder while setting the transfer orders.
CAMERA
PLAY (VCR)
CARD CAMERA
CARD PLAY
1. Select the image you wish to transfer.
2. Press the SET dial to open the FILE OPER. menu.
3. Select [ TRANS.ORDER] and press the SET dial.
•“
” appears on the image.
• To cancel the transfer order, press the SET dial again.
4. Select [[ RETURN] to close the menu.
Selecting in Index Screen Display
CAMERA
(
37)
PLAY (VCR)
CARD OPERATIONS
CARD CAMERA
CARD PLAY
TRANSFER ORDER
1. Move the zoom lever toward W.
Up to 6 images appear.
2. Open the menu and select [CARD OPERATIONS]. Select [\
ORDER].
3. Press the SET dial on the image you wish to transfer.
TRANSFER
•“
” appears on the image.
• To cancel the transfer order, press the SET dial again.
4. Close the menu.
Erasing All Transfer Orders
CAMERA
(
37)
PLAY (VCR)
CARD OPERATIONS
CARD CAMERA
TRANS.ORDERS ALL ERASE
1. Open the menu and select [CARD OPERATIONS].
2. SELECT [ TRANS.ORDERS ALL ERASE].
“ERASE ALL
TRANSFER ORDERS?”, [NO] and [YES] appears.
3. Select [YES].
All “
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”disappear.
4. Close the menu.
CARD PLAY
About the NETWORK Mode
The NETWORK mode is for use with DV Messenger version 2 (Windows XP only).
Set the camcorder to NETWORK mode and connect it to the computer using a USB
cable or DV (IEEE1394) cable.
For details on DV Messenger version 2, refer to the DV Network Software Instruction
Manual.
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Connection
1. Install DV Messenger.
If you wish to connect the camcorder using a USB cable, you also need to install the
Canon USB Video Driver.
2. Connect the power adapter to the camcorder.
3. Press the small button below the POWER switch and
turn the POWER switch to NETWORK.
4. Connect the camcorder to the computer using a
USB cable or DV cable.
• “NETWORK MODE” appears on the camcorder screen.
• When you have connected the camcorder to the computer,
start DV Messenger. You can now operate the camcorder
from the computer using DV Messenger.
Additional
Information
❍ When DV Messenger is started and set up for communication, the video
picture appears on the computer screen.
❍ In NETWORK mode, the camcorder can only be operated from the computer,
except for the following functions:
- When the DV Messenger [CAMERA] control panel is displayed: Zoom and
focus (when DV Messenger set to autofocus)
- When the DV Messenger [VCR] control panel is displayed: Volume
adjustment of the built-in speaker
❍ Following functions cannot be used with DV Messenger.
- Image stabilizer
- Digital zoom
- Built-in flash
❍ The camcorder cannot be operated with the wireless controller.
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Screen Displays
Hiding the Displays on the LCD Screen
You can hide the displays on the LCD screen to have a clear screen for playback.
CAMERA
(
37)
PLAY (VCR)
DISPLAY SETUP/
CARD CAMERA
CARD PLAY
DISPLAYS•••••ON
Open the menu and select [DISPLAY SETUP/
[OFF <PLAYBK>] and close the menu.
]. Select [DISPLAYS], set it to
• Warning messages still appear, and the data code appears if turned on.
• The displays appear while a playback image is magnified, a digital effect is activated or
the audio level indicator is displayed.
• Tape operation displays appear for 2 seconds.
• Displays cannot be hidden on the index screen.
Hiding/Showing the Displays on the TV Screen
When you connect a TV for recording, you can select to show the camcorder displays
on the TV screen. For playback, you can hide the camcorder displays on the TV screen.
CAMERA
(
37)
PLAY (VCR)
DISPLAY SETUP/
CARD CAMERA
CARD PLAY
TV SCREEN••••ON
Open the menu and select [DISPLAY SETUP/
to [OFF] and close the menu.
]. Select [TV SCREEN], set it
The displays disappear from the TV screen.
CAMERA
(
37)
PLAY (VCR)
DISPLAY SETUP/
CARD CAMERA
TV SCREEN••••OFF
Open the menu and select [DISPLAY SETUP/
to [ON] and close the menu.
The displays appear on the TV screen.
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CARD PLAY
]. Select [TV SCREEN], set it
Screen Displays during Recording/Playback
CAMERA Mode
Image stabilizer ( 81)
Self-timer ( 58)
Zoom ( 28)
Skin detail ( 50)
Exposure ( 51)
Program AE ( 45)
Shutter speed ( 56)
Manual focus ( 52)
White balance ( 54)
Card mix ( 117)
Digital effects ( 64)
Date and time ( 21)
AF/AE locked during still
image recording ( 98)
Flash ( 101)
Accessory connected to the
Advanced Accessory Shoe
Recording reminder ( 26)/
Self-timer countdown ( 58)
Recording mode ( 59)
Tape operation
Time code
Remaining tape
Remaining battery
charge ( 26)
Backup battery
( 17) /
Condensation
warning ( 147) /
Remote sensor mode
( 79)
Wind screen ( 62) /
Microphone attenuator
( 61)
Audio mode ( 60)
Headphones ( 62) /
16:9 mode ( 80)
Remaining card capacity
for still images ( 98)
Audio level indicator
( 60)
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PLAY (VCR) Mode
REC
PAUSE
STOP
EJECT
FF
REW
/
2
1
/
/
/
/
: Fast forward playback/
rewind playback ( 32)
2 : ×2 playback (
32)
RTN
1 : ×1 playback (
32)
: Slow playback ( 32)
: Frame advance playback/
frame reverse playback
( 32)
Data code (
72)
/
/
/
: Playback pause
( 32)
: Date search ( 76)
RTN : Zero set memory
( 75)
: Audio dubbing
( 89)
Volume level of speaker
or headphones ( 33)
DV input ( 86)
Audio level indicator
( 60)
Additional
Information
12 bit audio ( 91)
End search ( 74)/
Date search ( 76)/
Audio dubbing ( 89)
/
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CARD CAMERA Mode
Drive mode (
108)
Still image quality (
Stitch assist (
110)
Remaining card capacity
for still images ( 100)
Still image size (
Movie size (
94)
94)
95)
Focusing frame
( 107)
Remaining card capacity
for movies ( 106)
Flash (
Camcorder shake warning
( 57)
101)
CARD PLAY Mode
Protect mark (
142
115)
Slide show (
113)
File number ( 96)
Current image/
total images
Data code (
72)
Length of the movie
Lap time
List of Messages
Message
SET THE TIME ZONE,
DATE AND TIME
Explanation
You have not set the time zone, date and time. This message
appears each time you turn the power on until you set the
time zone, date and time.
CHANGE THE
Battery pack is exhausted. Replace or charge the battery
BATTERY PACK
pack.
THE TAPE IS SET FOR
Cassette is protected. Replace the cassette or change the
ERASURE PREVENTION position of the protect switch.
REMOVE THE
Camcorder stopped operating to protect the tape. Unload
CASSETTE
and reload the cassette.
CHECK THE DV INPUT DV cable is not connected, or the connected digital device is
turned off.
CONDENSATION HAS Condensation has been detected in the camcorder.
BEEN DETECTED
TAPE END
Tape reached the end. Rewind the tape or replace the
cassette.
CHECK THE CASSETTE You attempted to perform audio dubbing on a tape
[REC MODE]
recorded in a mode other than the SP mode.
CHECK THE CASSETTE You attempted to perform audio dubbing on a tape
[AUDIO MODE]
recorded in 16-bit or 12-bit 4-channel sound.
CHECK THE CASSETTE You attempted to perform audio dubbing on a tape with a
[BLANK]
blank section.
HEADS DIRTY, USE
Video heads are dirty. Clean the video heads.
CLEANING CASSETTE
COPYRIGHT PROTECTED You attempted to play back a copyright protected tape.
PLAYBACK IS RESTRICTED
You attempted to dub a copyright protected tape. May also
COPYRIGHT
PROTECTED DUBBING appear when an anomalous signal is received during analog
line-in recording, or during analog-digital conversion of a
RESTRICTED
copyright protected tape.
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89
89
147
86
86
Memory Card Related Messages
Message
NO CARD
THE CARD IS SET FOR
ERASURE PREVENTION
NO IMAGES
CARD ERROR
NAMING ERROR
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93
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Additional
Information
CARD FULL
Explanation
Memory card not is inserted into the camcorder.
SD Memory Card is set for erasure prevention. Replace the
card or change the position of the protect switch.
No images are recorded on the memory card.
A memory card error occurred. The camcorder cannot record
or play back the image.
The error may be temporary. If the message disappears after
4 seconds and flashes red, turn the camcorder off, remove
the card and reinsert the card. If
changes to green, you
can continue recording/playback.
No remaining capacity on the memory card. Replace with
another card or erase images.
File or folder number has reached the maximum value.
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Message
UNIDENTIFIABLE
IMAGE
TRANSFER ORDER
ERROR
CANNOT TRANSFER!
THIS IMAGE CANNOT
BE RECORDED
THIS IMAGE CANNOT
BE USED AS START-UP
IMAGE
TOO MANY STILL
IMAGES
DISCONNECT USB
CABLE
Explanation
Image is recorded in a not compatible JPEG format or
another format not compatible with the camcorder, or the
image file is corrupted.
You attempted to set more than 998 transfer orders.
You attempted to transfer a movie file as wallpaper.
Some analog images cannot be recorded on the memory
card depending on the signal.
You attempted to use an image recorded with another
camcorder, recorded in a format not compatible with this
camcorder, or that has been edited on a computer.
Disconnect the USB cable, decrease the number of still
images on the memory card to less than 1800. If a dialog
appeared on the computer screen, close it. Reconnect the
USB cable.
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Direct Print Related Messages
Message
PAPER ERROR
Explanation
There is a problem with the paper.
Wrong paper size is inserted, or the ink cannot be used with the
selected paper.
NO PAPER
Paper is not correctly inserted or there is no paper.
PAPER JAM
The paper jammed during printing.
PAPER HAS BEEN
Paper size has been changed between print setting and start of
CHANGED
printing.
MEDIA TYPE ERROR
You attempted to use a paper size/type that is not supported by
the printer.
INCOMPATIBLE PAPER You attempted to print on paper that cannot be used with the
SIZE
camcorder.
INK ERROR
There is a problem with the ink.
NO INK
The ink cartridge is not inserted or is out of ink.
LOW INK LEVEL
The ink cartridge needs to be replaced soon.
INK CASSETTE ERROR There is a problem with the ink cassette.
PAPER AND INK DO
The ink cannot be used with the selected paper type.
NOT MATCH
WASTE TANK FULL
Waste tank is full. Refer to the instruction manual of your printer.
FILE ERROR
You attempted to print an image that was made with another
camcorder, has a different format, or was edited on a computer.
CANNOT PRINT!
You attempted to print an image that was made with another
camcorder, has a different format, or was edited on a computer.
COULD NOT PRINT X
You attempted to use the print order settings to print X images
IMAGES
that were made with another camcorder, have a different format
or were edited on a computer.
SET PRINT ORDER
You attempted to print an image from the CARD PLAY menu
[\ PRINT] without having set the print order.
You attempted to set more than 998 still images in the print
PRINT ORDER
order.
ERROR
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Message
CANNOT TRIM
READJUST TRIMMING
PRINTER ERROR
PRINT ERROR
HARDWARE ERROR
RECHARGE THE
PRINTER BATTERY
COMMUNICATION
ERROR
CHECK PRINT
SETTINGS
PRINTER IN USE
PRINTER WARMING
UP
PAPER LEVER ERROR
PRINTER COVER OPEN
NO PRINTHEAD
Explanation
You attempted to trim an image with an image size of
160 × 120, or an image not recorded in the 4:3 ratio.
You changed the print style after you set the trimming settings.
Cancel printing. Turn off the printer and turn it back on. Check
the printer status.
Cancel printing, disconnect the USB cable and turn off the printer.
After a while, turn the printer back on and reconnect the USB
cable. Check the printer status.
When you are printing using the
button, check the print
settings.
Cancel printing. Turn off the printer and turn it back on. Check
the printer status.
The printer battery is depleted.
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The printer is experiencing a data transmission error. Cancel
printing, disconnect the USB cable and turn off the printer. After a
while, turn the printer back on and reconnect the USB cable.
When you are printing using the
button, check the print
settings.
Or, you attempted to print from a memory card that contains a
large number of images. Reduce the number of images.
The print setting cannot be used for printing with the
button.
The printer is in use. Check the printer status.
Printer is warming up. If the message does not disappear after a
few seconds, check the printer status.
Paper lever error occurred. Adjust the paper selection lever to the
proper position.
Close the printer cover securely.
No print head is installed in the printer or print head is defect.
Refer to the instruction manual of your printer.
Additional
Information
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Maintenance/Others
Camcorder Handling Precautions
❍ Do not carry the camcorder by the LCD panel or viewfinder.
❍ Do not leave the camcorder in places subject to high temperatures, such as a sunheated car, and high humidity.
❍ Do not use the camcorder in places subject to magnetic or electric fields such as
near the TV transmitters or portable communication devices.
❍ Do not point the lens or viewfinder at strong light sources. Do not leave the
camcorder pointed at a bright subject.
❍ Do not use the camcorder in dusty or sandy places. Dust or sand getting inside the
cassette or camcorder may cause damage. Dust and sand can also damage the lens.
Attach the lens cap after use.
❍ The camcorder is not waterproof. Water, mud or salt getting inside the cassette or
camcorder may cause damage.
❍ Be careful of heat generated by lighting equipment.
❍ Do not disassemble the camcorder. If the camcorder does not function properly,
consult qualified service personnel.
❍ Handle the camcorder with care. Do not subject the camcorder to shocks or
vibration as this may cause damage.
❍ Avoid sudden changes in temperature. Moving the camcorder rapidly between hot
and cold temperatures may cause condensation to form on its internal surfaces
(
147).
Storage
❍ If you do not intend to use the camcorder for a long time, store it in a place free of
dust, in low humidity, and at temperatures not higher than 86 ˚F (30 ˚C).
❍ After storage, check the functions of your camcorder to make sure that the
camcorder is still working properly.
Cleaning
Camcorder Body and Lens
❍ Use a soft, dry cloth to clean the camcorder body and lens. Never use chemically
treated cloth or volatile solvents such as paint thinner.
LCD Screen
❍ Clean the LCD screen using a commercially available cleaning cloth for glasses.
❍ Condensation may form on the surface of the screen when the temperature
changes suddenly. Wipe it with a soft dry cloth.
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❍ At cold temperatures, the screen may be darker than usual. This is not a
malfunction. The screen returns to normal when the camcorder warms up.
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Video Heads
❍ When the message “HEADS DIRTY, USE CLEANING CASSETTE” appears, or when
the playback picture becomes distorted, the video heads need to be cleaned.
❍ To maintain the best picture quality, we recommend cleaning the video heads
frequently with the Canon DVM-CL Digital Video Head Cleaning Cassette or a
commercially available dry cleaning cassette.
❍ Tapes already recorded with dirty video heads may not be played back correctly
even when you clean the video heads.
❍ Do not use wet type cleaning cassettes as this may damage the camcorder.
Condensation
Moving the camcorder rapidly between hot and cold temperature may cause
condensation (water droplets) to form on its internal surfaces. Stop using the
camcorder if condensation is detected. Continued use may damage the camcorder.
Condensation may form in the following cases:
When the camcorder is moved from an
air-conditioned room to a warm, humid
place
When the camcorder is moved from a
cold place to a warm room
When the camcorder is left in a humid
room
When a cold room is heated rapidly
Additional
Information
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How to avoid condensation:
❍ Unload the cassette, place the camcorder in an airtight plastic bag and let it adjust
to temperature changes slowly before removing it from the bag.
When condensation is detected:
❍ The camcorder stops operating and the warning message “CONDENSATION HAS
BEEN DETECTED” appears for approx. 4 seconds and “h” starts flashing.
❍ If a cassette is loaded, the warning message “REMOVE THE CASSETTE” appears and
“v” starts flashing. Remove the cassette immediately and leave the cassette
compartment open. Leaving the cassette in the camcorder may damage the tape.
❍ A cassette cannot be loaded when condensation is detected.
Resuming use:
❍ It takes about 1 hour until the water droplets evaporate. After the condensation
warning stops flashing, wait for 1 more hour before resuming use.
Battery Pack Handling Precautions
DANGER!
Treat the battery pack with care.
• Keep it away from fire (or it might explode).
• Do not expose the battery pack to temperature higher than 140 ºF (60 ºC). Do
not leave it near a heater or inside a car in hot weather.
• Do not try to disassemble or modify it.
• Do not drop or knock it.
• Do not get it wet.
❍ Charged battery packs continue to discharge naturally. Therefore, charge them on
the day of use, or the day before, to ensure a full charge.
❍ Attach the terminal cover whenever a battery pack is not in use. Contact to metallic
objects may cause a short circuit and damage the battery pack.
❍ Dirty terminals may cause a poor contact between the battery pack and the
camcorder. Wipe the terminals with a soft cloth.
❍ Since storing a charged battery pack for a long time (about 1 year) can shorten its
lifecycle or affect performance, we recommend to discharge the battery pack fully
and to store it in a dry place at temperatures no higher than 86 ˚F (30 ˚C). If you do
not use the battery pack for long periods, charge and discharge it fully at least once
a year. If you have more than 1 battery pack, perform these precautions at the
same time for all battery packs.
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❍ Although the battery pack’s operating temperature range is from 32 ˚F to 104 ˚F
(0 ˚C to 40 ˚C), the optimal range is from 50 ˚F to 86 ˚F (10 ˚C to 30 ˚C). At cold
temperatures, performance will temporarily decline. Warm it in your pocket before
use.
❍ Replace the battery pack if the usable time after full charge diminishes substantially
at normal temperatures.
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About the battery terminal cover
The battery terminal cover has a [ ]-shaped hole. This is useful when you wish to
differentiate between charged and uncharged battery packs. For example, with
charged battery packs, attach the terminal cover so that the [ ]-shaped hole shows
the blue label.
Back side of the
battery pack
Terminal cover attached
Charged
Uncharged
Cassette Handling Precautions
❍ Rewind tapes after use. If the tape becomes slack and damaged, it may cause picture
and sound distortion.
❍ Return cassettes in the case and store them upright.
❍ Do not leave the cassette in the camcorder after use.
❍ Do not use spliced tapes or nonstandard cassettes as they may damage the camcorder.
❍ Do not use tapes that have been jammed as video heads may become dirty.
❍ Do not insert anything into the small holes of the cassette, or cover them with
cellophane tape.
❍ Handle cassettes with care. Do not drop or subject them to severe impact as this may
damage the cassettes.
❍ Rewind tapes from time to time if they are stored for a long time.
❍ With cassettes equipped with a memory function, metal plated terminals may become
dirty with use. Clean the terminals with a cotton swab after about 10 times of
loading/unloading. The memory function is not supported by the camcorder.
Additional
Information
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Protecting Tapes from Accidental Erasure
To protect your recordings from accidental
erasure, slide the tab on the cassette to the
left. (This switch position is usually labeled
SAVE or ERASE OFF.)
If you load a protected cassette in CAMERA
mode, the message “THE TAPE IS SET FOR
ERASURE PREVENTION” appears for approx. 4
seconds and “v” starts flashing. If you wish to record on that cassette, slide the tab
back to the right.
REC
SAVE
REC
SAVE
Memory Card Handling Precautions
❍ Format new memory cards with the camcorder. Memory cards formatted with other
devices such as a computer may not operate correctly.
❍ We recommend saving backups of memory card images on your computer’s hard drive
or other external memory device. Image data may be corrupted or lost due to memory
card defects or exposure to static electricity. Canon Inc. makes no warranties for
corrupted or lost data.
❍ Do not turn off the camcorder, disconnect the power source, open the memory card
cover or remove the memory card while the card access indicator is flashing.
❍ Do not use memory cards in places subject to strong magnetic fields.
❍ Do not leave memory cards in places subject to high humidity and high temperature.
❍ Do not disassemble memory cards.
❍ Do not bend, drop, or subject memory cards to shocks and do not expose them to
water.
❍ Moving a memory card rapidly between hot and cold temperatures may cause
condensation to form on its external and internal surfaces. If condensation forms on
the card, put it aside until the droplets have evaporated completely.
❍ Do not touch or expose the terminals to dust or dirt.
❍ Check the direction before inserting the memory card. Forcing a memory card
backwards into the slot may damage the memory card or the camcorder.
❍ Do not remove the label from the memory card, or affix other labels on the memory
card.
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Using the Camcorder Abroad
Power Sources
You can use the compact power adapter to operate the camcorder and to charge
battery packs in any country with power supply between 100 and 240 V AC, 50/60 Hz.
Consult the Canon Service Center for information on plug adapters for overseas use.
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Playback on a TV Screen
You can only play back your recordings on TVs with NTSC system. The NTSC system is
used in the following countries/areas:
American Samoa, Antigua, Aruba, Bahamas, 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 Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent
and the Grenadines, Surinam, Taiwan, Trinidad and Tobago, USA, Venezuela, Virgin
Islands.
Additional
Information
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Troubleshooting
If you have a problem with your camcorder, refer to this checklist. Consult your dealer
or a Canon Service Center if the problem persists.
Power Source
Problem
Camcorder will not turn
on.
The camcorder switches
off by itself.
Cassette compartment
will not open.
Cassette compartment
stopped during loading/
unloading.
LCD/viewfinder switches
on and off.
Battery pack will not
charge.
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Cause
Battery pack is exhausted.
Battery pack is not correctly
attached.
Battery pack is exhausted.
Power save function has
been activated.
Battery pack is exhausted.
Solution
Replace or charge the
battery pack.
Attach the battery pack
correctly.
Replace or charge the
battery pack.
Turn on the camcorder.
Replace or charge the
battery pack.
Cassette compartment cover Open the cassette
compartment cover fully.
is not fully open.
Replace or charge the
Battery pack is exhausted.
battery pack.
Consult a Canon Service
The camcorder
Center.
malfunctions.
Replace or charge the
Battery pack is exhausted.
battery pack.
Charge the battery pack in
Battery packs will not
temperatures between 32 ºF
charge outside the
and 104 ºF (0 ºC and 40 ºC).
temperature range of 32 ˚F
and 104 ˚F (0 ˚C and 40˚C).
Wait until the battery pack
Battery packs become hot
temperature is below 104 ˚F
with use and may not
(40 ˚C) and retry charging.
charge.
Use a different battery pack.
The battery pack is
damaged.
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Recording/Playback
Problem
Buttons will not work.
Cause
Camcorder is not turned on.
Cassette is not loaded.
“v” flashes on the screen. Cassette is not loaded.
“k” flashes on the
Battery pack is exhausted.
screen.
“h” flashes on the screen. Condensation is detected.
“REMOVE THE
Camcorder stopped
CASSETTE” appears on
operating to protect the
the screen.
tape.
The wireless controller
Camcorder and wireless
will not work.
controller are not set to the
same remote sensor mode.
Batteries of the wireless
controller are exhausted.
Solution
Turn on the camcorder.
Load a cassette.
Load a cassette.
Replace or charge the
battery pack.
See reference page.
Unload and reload the
cassette.
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Change the remote sensor
modes.
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Replace the batteries.
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Recording
” “ flashes red on the
screen.
Image will not appear
on the screen.
“SET THE TIME ZONE,
DATE AND TIME”
appears on the screen.
Pressing the start/stop
button will not start
recording.
Camcorder will not
focus.
A vertical light bar
appears on the screen.
Consult a Canon Service
Center.
Set the camcorder to
CAMERA mode.
Set the time zone, date and
time, or replace the backup
battery and reset the date
and time.
Camcorder is turned off.
Turn on the power.
Cassette is not loaded.
Load a cassette.
Tape reached the end (“bEND” Rewind the tape or replace
the cassette.
flashes on the screen).
Replace the tape or change
Cassette is protected (“v”
the position of the protect
flashes on the screen).
switch.
Set the camcorder to
Camcorder is set to a mode
other than the CAMERA mode. CAMERA mode.
Autofocus does not work on Focus manually.
that subject.
Adjust the viewfinder with
Viewfinder is not adjusted.
the dioptric adjustment
lever.
Clean the lens.
Lens is dirty.
Bright light in a dark scene
may cause a vertical light
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bar (smear) to appear. This is
not a malfunction.
Adjust the viewfinder with
Viewfinder is not adjusted.
the dioptric adjustment
lever.
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Additional
Information
Viewfinder picture is
blurred.
The camcorder
malfunctions.
Camcorder is not set to
CAMERA mode.
Time zone, date and time
are not set, or the backup
battery is exhausted.
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Problem
Sound is distorted.
Cause
When recording near loud
sounds (such as fireworks,
drums or concerts), sound
may become distorted.
Sound is recorded in a
lower level than the
actual level.
When recording near loud
sounds (such as fireworks,
drums or concerts), sound
may be recorded not in the
actual sound level.
[MIC ATT] is set to [ON] in
the menu.
Solution
Sound may be recorded
properly when you set [MIC
ATT] to [ON] in the menu, or
when you adjust the audio
recording level manually.
Sound may be recorded
properly when you adjust
the audio recording level
manually.
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Set [MIC ATT] to [OFF] in the
menu.
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Set the camcorder to PLAY
(VCR) mode.
Load a cassette.
Rewind the tape.
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Set [AV/PHONESH] to [AV] in
the menu.
Set [AV \ DV OUT] to [OFF].
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Set the selector to VIDEO.
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Clean the video heads.
Stop playback/dubbing.
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Adjust the volume with the
SET dial.
Set [AV/PHONESH] to
[PHONESH].
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Playback
Pressing the playback
button does not start
playback.
Camcorder is turned off, or is
not set to PLAY (VCR) mode.
Cassette is not loaded.
Tape reached the end (“b
”
flashes on the screen).
Image will not appear
[AV/PHONESH] is set to
on the TV screen.
[PHONESH] in the menu.
[AV \ DV OUT] is set to
[ON].
Tape is running, but
TV/VIDEO selector on the TV
image will not appear
is not set to VIDEO.
on the TV screen.
Video heads are dirty.
You attempted to play back
or dub copyright protected
tape.
No sound from the built- Speaker volume is turned
in speaker.
off.
Noise comes out of the
[AV/PHONESH] is set to [AV]
headphones.
in the menu.
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Memory Card Operation
Problem
Memory card cannot be
inserted.
Memory card cannot be
recorded.
Cause
Solution
Memory card was not facing Turn the memory card over
and reinsert it.
the correct direction.
Replace the memory card or
Memory card is full.
erase images.
Format the memory card.
Memory card is not
formatted.
Memory card is not inserted. Insert a memory card.
Set [FILE NUMBERS] to
File number reached
[RESET] and insert a new
maximum value.
memory card.
Change the position of the
SD Memory Card is
protect switch.
protected.
Memory card cannot be Camcorder is not set to
Set the camcorder to CARD
played back.
PLAY mode.
CARD PLAY mode.
Memory card is not inserted. Insert a memory card.
Image cannot be erased. Image is protected.
Cancel the protection.
Change the position of the
SD memory card is
protect switch.
protected.
“ ” flashes red.
Turn off the camcorder.
Card error occurred.
Remove and reinsert the
memory card. Format the
memory card if flashing
persists.
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Printing
The printer is not
operating even though
camcorder and printer
are correctly connected.
The camcorder is set to
NETWORK mode.
1. Set the camcorder to
CARD PLAY mode.
2. Disconnect and reconnect
the USB cable.
3. Turn off the printer and
turn it back on.
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System Diagram
(Availability differs from area to area)
WS-20 Wrist Strap
WD-H34
Wide-converter
TL-H34
Tele-converter
SS-900 Shoulder Strap
CBC-NB2
Car Battery Charger
MiniDV
Video Cassette
WL-D83 Wireless
Controller
CB-2LT
Battery Charger
NB-2L, NB-2LH,
BP-2L12, BP-2L14
Battery Pack
CA-570 Compact
Power Adapter
FS-34U
Filter Set
NB-2L, NB-2LH,
BP-2L12, BP-2L14
Battery Pack
S-150 S-video Cable
TV
VFL-1 Video Flash Light
STV-250N
Stereo Video Cable
VL-3 Video Light
Commercially available
Digital Device
DV Cable
DM-50 Directional
Stereo Microphone
SDC-128M
SD Memory Card
Stereo Microphone
(commercially available)
BP-900 Series
Battery Pack
VCR
PC Card Adapter
USB Reader/Writer
MultiMediaCard
IFC-300PCU
USB Cable
Computer
VL-10Li
Battery
Video Light
Canon printers with direct print function /
PictBridge-compliant printers
SC-1000 Soft
Carrying Case
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SC-2000 Soft
Carrying Case
SC-A50 Soft
Carrying Case
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.
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Use of genuine Canon accessories is recommended.
This product is designed to perform optimally when used with genuine Canon
accessories. Canon shall not be liable for any damage to this product and/or
accidents such as fire, etc., caused by the malfunction of non-genuine Canon
accessories (e.g., a leakage and/or explosion of a battery pack). Please note that this
warranty does not apply to repairs arising out of the malfunction of non-genuine
Canon accessories, although you may request such repairs on a chargeable basis.
Battery Packs
When you need extra battery packs, select from
the following: NB-2L, NB-2LH, BP-2L12, BP-2L14.
CB-2LT Battery Charger
Use the battery charger for charging the
battery packs. It plugs directly into a power
outlet without a cable.
Battery Pack
Charging Time
NB-2LH
NB-2L
90 min.
80 min.
BP-2L12
150 min.
BP-2L14
170 min.
Charging time varies according to the charging condition.
CBC-NB2 Car Battery Charger
Use the car battery charger to charge battery
packs on the move. The car battery cable plugs
into your car’s cigarette lighter and runs off a
12-24 V DC negative ground battery.
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TL-H34 Tele-converter
This Tele-converter lens increases the focal
length of the camcorder lens by a factor of 1.5.
• The image stabilizer is not as effective when
the Tele-converter is attached.
• The minimum focusing distance with the TL-H34 is 8.2 ft. (2.5 m); 0.98 in. (2.5 cm) at
maximum wide angle.
• When the Tele-converter is attached, a shadow may appear in the picture when you
record with video light, flash or assist lamp (OPTURA40).
WD-H34 Wide-converter
This lens decreases focal length by a factor of
0.7, giving you a wide perspective for indoor
shots or panoramic views.
• When the Wide-converter is attached, a
shadow may appear in the picture when you record with video light, flash or assist
lamp (OPTURA40).
FS-34U Filter Set
Neutral density and MC protector filters help
you to control difficult lighting conditions.
VL-10Li Battery Video Light
This compact yet powerful video light can be
used for both indoor and outdoor shooting. It
attaches to the camcorder’s accessory shoe and
is powered by BP-900 series battery packs.
• Approximate usage time: BP-915: 60 min.,
BP-930: 120 min., BP-945: 170 min.
• BP-900 series battery packs are charged with the CA-920 Compact Power Adapter or
CH-910 Dual Battery Charger/Holder.
WS-20 Wrist Strap
Use this for extra additional protection for
active shooting.
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SC-1000/SC-2000 Soft Carrying Case
A handy camcorder bag with padded
compartments and plenty of space for
accessories.
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SC-A50 Soft Carrying Case
This lightweight bag keeps the camcorder
within easy reach without weighing you down
or getting in the way.
VFL-1 Video Flash Light
This video flash light allows you to record still
images and movies even at night or in dark
places. It attaches to the camcorder’s advanced
accessory shoe for cable-free operation.
VL-3 Video Light
This video light enables you to record brightly
in color even in dark places. It attaches to the
camcorder’s advanced accessory shoe for cablefree operation.
DM-50 Directional Stereo Microphone
This highly sensitive, super-directional
microphone attaches to the camcorder’s
advanced accessory shoe. It can be used as
directional microphone (monaural) or stereo
microphone.
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This mark identifies genuine Canon video accessories. When you
use Canon video equipment, we recommend Canon-brand
accessories or products bearing the same mark.
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Specifications
OPTURA40/OPTURA30
System
Video Recording System
Audio Recording System
Television System
Image Sensor
Tape Format
Tape Speed
Maximum Recording Time
(80 min. cassette)
Fast Forward/Rewind Time
LCD Screen
Viewfinder
Microphone
Lens
Lens Configuration
Filter Diameter
AF system
Minimum Focusing Distance
White Balance
Minimum Illumination
Recommended Illumination
Image Stabilization
2 rotary heads, helical scanning DV system (consumer digital VCR
SD system), digital component recording
PCM digital sound: 16 bit (48 kHz/2 ch); 12 bit (32 kHz/4 ch)
EIA standard (525 lines, 60 fields) NTSC color signal
1/3.4-inch CCD, approx. 2,200,000 pixels
Effective pixels: tape approx. 1,230,000 pixels
card approx. 2,000,000 pixels
Videocassettes bearing the “MiniDV” mark.
SP: 0.74 ips (18.81 mm/s), LP: 0.49 ips (12.56 mm/s)
SP: 80 min., LP: 120 min.
Approx. 2 min. 20 sec. (with a 60 min. cassette)
2.5-inch. TFT color, approx. 123,000 pixels
0.33-inch. TFT color, approx. 113,000 pixels
Stereo electret condenser microphone
OPTURA40: f=4.8-67.2 mm, f/1.8-3.0, 14× power zoom
OPTURA30: f=4.8-57.6 mm, f/1.8-3.0, 12× power zoom
12 elements in 10 groups
34 mm
TTL autofocus, manual focusing possible
3.3 ft. (1 m); 0.39 in. (1 cm) on maximum wide angle
Auto white balance, pre-set white balance (indoor, outdoor) or
custom white balance
1.1 lx (using the Night mode)
More than 100 lx
Electronic
Memory Card
Recording media
Number of Recording Pixels
SD Memory Card, MultiMediaCard
Still image: 1632 × 1224, 1280 × 960, 640 × 480 pixels
Movie: 320 × 240, 160 × 120 pixels, 15 frames/sec.
File Format
Design rule for Camera File system (DCF), Exif 2.2* compliant,
DPOF compliant
*This camcorder supports Exif 2.2 (also called “Exif Print”). Exif Print is a standard for enhancing
the communication between camcorders and printers. By connecting to an Exif Print-compliant
printer, the camcorder’s image data at the time of shooting is used and optimized, yielding
extremely high quality prints.
Image Recording Format
Still image: JPEG (compression: Super Fine, Fine, Normal)
Movie: AVI (image data: Motion JPEG; audio data: WAVE
(monaural))
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Input/Output Terminals
AV Terminal
DV Terminal
MIC Terminal
Headphone Terminal
USB Terminal
S-video Terminal
ø3.5 mm minijack
Video:
1 Vp-p/75 ohms unbalanced
Audio output:
-10 dBV (47 kohm load)/3 kohms or less
Audio input:
-10 dBV/40 kohms or more
Special 4-pin connector (IEEE 1394 compliant)
ø3.5 mm stereo mini-jack
-57 dBV (with 600 ohm mic)/5 kohms or more
OPTURA40 (MIC ATT ON): -37dBV (with 600 ohm mic)/5 kohms
or more
ø3.5 mm stereo mini-jack
mini-B
1 Vp-p/75 ohms (Y signal), 0.286 Vp-p/75 ohms (C signal)
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Power/Others
Power supply (rated)
Power consumption (AF on)
Operating temperature
Dimensions (W × H × D)
Weight (camcorder body only)
7.4 V DC
3.4W (using viewfinder), 4.2W (using LCD screen)
32 – 104 ˚F (0 – 40 ˚C)
3.0 × 3.2 × 5.3 in. (77 × 82 × 134 mm)
1.3 lb. (585 g)
CA-570 Compact Power Adapter
Power supply
Power consumption
Rated output
Operating temperature
Dimensions
Weight
100 – 240 V AC, 50/60 Hz
17W
8.4 V DC, 1.5 A
32 – 104 ˚F (0 – 40 ˚C)
2.1 × 3.5 × 1.1 in. (52 × 90 × 29 mm)
4.8 oz. (135 g)
NB-2LH Battery Pack
Battery type
Rated voltage
Operating temperature
Battery capacity
Dimensions
Weight
Rechargeable Lithium Ion Battery
7.4 V DC
32 – 104 ˚F (0 – 40 ˚C)
720 mAh
1.3 × 0.6 × 1.8 in. (33.3 × 16.2 × 45.2 mm)
1.5 oz. (43 g)
SDC-8M SD Memory Card
8 MB
SD Memory Card standard
32 – 104 ˚F (0 – 40 ˚C)
1.3 × 0.94 × 0.08 in. (32 × 24 × 2.1 mm)
0.07 oz. (2 g)
Weight and dimensions are approximate. Errors and omissions excepted. Subject to
change without notice.
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Interface
Operating temperature
Dimensions
Weight
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Item Codes
Provided Accessories
Lens Cap
CA-570 Compact Power Adapter
NB-2LH Battery Pack
STV-250N Stereo Video Cable
SS-900 Shoulder Strap
WL-D83 Wireless Controller
IFC-300PCU USB Cable
D52-0260-000
8468A002AA
9612A001AA
3067A002AA (D82-0590-201)
D81-1470-000
D83-0682-000
6906A001AA
Optional Accessories
BP-2L12 Battery Pack
BP-2L14 Battery Pack
NB-2L Battery Pack
CB-2LT Battery Charger
CBC-NB2 Car Battery Charger
S-150 S-Video Cable
TL-H34 Tele-converter
WD-H34 Wide-converter
FS-34U Filter Set
VFL-1 Video Flash Light
VL-3 Video Light
DM-50 Directional Stereo Microphone
WS-20 Wrist Strap
SC-2000 Soft Carrying Case
SC-1000 Soft Carrying Case
SC-A50 Soft Carrying Case
VL-10Li Battery Video Light
JR 7.2V 10WF Halogen Bulb
DVM-CL DV Cleaning Cassette
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7871A002AA
9582A002AA
7302A001AA
7303A001AA
7873A002AA
3062A002AA (D82-0330-202)
9583A001AA
9584A001AA
8081A001AA
8834A001AA
3175A002AA (D86-0121-201)
3176A002AA (D84-0120-201)
3118A002AA (D81-0190-202)
9389A001AA
3083A002AA (D81-1200-201)
D81-1302-201
3140A002AA (D86-0081-201)
3141A002AA (D86-0090-201)
3134A002AA (D36-0032-201)
Index
12bit audio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 91
16:9 widescreen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80
6-second auto date . . . . . . . . . . . . 73
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Abroad, using the camcorder . . . 151
Accessories. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8, 157
Advanced accesory shoe . . . . . . . 159
AF-assist lamp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 103
Analog line-in . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 85
Analog-digital converter. . . . . . . . 87
Assist lamp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48
Audio dubbing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89
Audio level indicator. . . . . . . . . . . 61
Audio mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60
Auto . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45
Auto Exposure Bracketing . . . . . 109
Autofocus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52
AV \ DV . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 87
AV/headphones terminal . . . . 33, 34
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Backlight . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82
Backup battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Battery charger . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 157
Battery pack . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Beep . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80
Brightness . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81
Direct print function . . . . . . . . . . 123
Direct transfer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 135
Drive mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 108
DV dubbing. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 86
DV terminal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83, 92
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Easy recording.
Effects . . . . . . .
End search. . . .
Erasing images
Exposure . . . . .
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 116
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51
F
Faders . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64
Fast forward . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
File numbers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 96
Flash . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 101
Focus ring . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52
Focusing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52
Focusing point. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 107
Focus-Priority. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 107
Formatting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 121
G
Grip belt . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
H
Headphones . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33, 62
C
Card jump . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 114
Card mix . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 117
Computer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 92, 134
Condensation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 147
Connections - TV, VCR . . . . . . . . . . 34
Continuous shooting. . . . . . . . . . 108
Copyright signals. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 86
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Language . . . . . .
LCD mirror mode
LCD screen. . . . . .
Lens cap . . . . . . .
Low light mode. .
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Additional
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Data code . . . .
Date and time .
Date format . .
Date search . . .
Demo mode . .
Digital effects .
Digital zoom . .
I
Image quality . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 94
Image stabilizer. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81
Index screen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 113
Infinity focus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53
Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 146
163
Manual focus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52
Memory card. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 93
Menus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37-44
MIC terminal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63
Microphone. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63
Microphone attenuator . . . . . . . . 61
Microphone level . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60
Movie size . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 95
Multi-image screen . . . . . . . . . . . . 66
MultiMediaCard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 93
My Camera settings . . . . . . . . . . . 77
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ND filter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 98
NETWORK mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . 139
Night mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48
Night+ mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48
Sand & Snow mode. . . . . . . . . . . . 45
Screen displays . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 140
SD Memory Card . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 93
Self-timer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58
Shoulder strap. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Shutter speed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56
Skin detail . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50
Slide show . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 113
SP mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59
Speaker . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
Sports mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45
Spotlight mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45
Still image quality . . . . . . . . . . . . . 94
Still image size . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 94
Stitch Assist mode . . . . . . . . . . . . 110
Super Night mode. . . . . . . . . . . . . 48
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Operating Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Output channel. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
P
Playback - Memory card . . . . . . . 112
Playback - Tape . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
Playback pause . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
Portrait mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45
Power adapter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Print order. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 132
Program AE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45
Protect. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 115
R
Record review . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
Record search . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
Recording movies
(memory card). . . . . . . . . . . . . . 105
Recording movies (tape) . . . . . . . . 24
Recording programs . . . . . . . . . . . 45
Recording still images
(memory card). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 97
Remote sensor. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79
Review. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 104
Rewind . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
S
S1 video terminal . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
Sample images . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 119
164
Tape protection. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 150
Time code . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
Time zone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Transfer order . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 138
Tripod . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
Troubleshooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . 152
TV Screen. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34, 140
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USB terminal . . . . . . . . . . . . 123, 134
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Video heads. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 147
Video light . . . . . . . . . . 103, 158, 159
Videocassettes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Viewfinder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
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White balance . . . .
Widescreen . . . . . .
Wind screen . . . . .
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Zero set memory . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75
Zooming . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
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The warranty set forward below is given by Canon U.S.A., Inc. with respect to equipment purchased in the
United States. The limited warranty is only effective upon presentation of your Bill of Sale or other proof of purchase.
Canon consumer digital video equipment is warranted under normal, non-commercial, personal use, against defective
materials or workmanship as follows:
Parts:
Defective parts will be exchanged for new parts or comparable rebuilt parts for a period of ONE YEAR from the
date of original purchase, except for a defective Video Head, which will be exchanged for a period of three months from
the date of purchase.
Labor:
For a period of ONE YEAR from the date of original purchase, labor will be provided free of charge by our factory
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When returning equipment under this warranty, you must pre-pay the shipping charges, and you must enclose the Bill of
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repairs will be made and the equipment return-shipped to you free of charge. After your warranty period is over, you will
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disapprove, we will return-ship the equipment at no charge to you.
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or fitness for a particular purpose. The sole warranty with respect to such non-Canon brand items is given by
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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
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This Limited Warranty does not cover cabinet (exterior finish), video cassette tape, head cleanings, nor does it apply to
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hotels, schools, hospitals or for other commercial, industrial, or institutional applications. These uses are covered only by
such specific warranty as Canon may issue with such sales.
This Limited Warranty does not apply to accessories or consumables for the DV Camcorder, which are sold “AS IS”, without
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Please retain this warranty card and your Bill of Sale as a permanent record of your purchase. This card is most important in
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NO IMPLIED WARRANTY, INCLUDING MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE APPLIES TO THIS
EQUIPMENT AFTER THE APPLICABLE PERIOD OF EXPRESS WARRANTY OR GUARANTY, EXCEPT AS MENTIONED ABOVE,
GIVEN BY ANY PERSON, FIRM OR CORPORATION WITH RESPECT TO THIS EQUIPMENT SHALL BIND THE UNDERSIGNED.
(SOME STATES DO NOT ALLOW LIMITATIONS ON HOW LONG AN IMPLIED WARRANTY LASTS, SO THE ABOVE LIMITATION
OR EXCLUSION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU). CUSA SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR LOSS OF REVENUES OR PROFITS, EXPENSE
FOR SUBSTITUTE EQUIPMENT OR SERVICE, STORAGE CHARGES, LOSS OF DATA, OR ANY OTHER SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL OR
CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES CAUSED BY THE USE, MISUSE OR INABILITY TO USE THE DV CAMCORDER, REGARDLESS OF
THE LEGAL THEORY ON WHICH THE CLAIM IS BASED, AND EVEN IF CUSA HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF
SUCH DAMAGES. NOR SHALL RECOVERY OF ANY KIND AGAINST CUSA BE GREATER THAN THE PURCHASE PRICE OF THE
DV CAMCORDER SOLD BY CUSA AND CAUSING THE ALLEGED DAMAGE. WITHOUT LIMITING THE FOREGOING, YOU
ASSUME ALL RISK AND LIABILITY FOR LOSS, DAMAGE OR INJURY TO YOU AND YOUR PROPERTY AND TO OTHERS AND
THEIR PROPERTY ARISING OUT OF USE, MISUSE OR INABILITY TO USE THE DV CAMCORDER NOT CAUSED DIRECTLY BY
THE NEGLIGENCE OF CUSA. (SOME STATES DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF INCIDENTIAL OR
CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, SO THE ABOVE LIMITATION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU).THIS WARRANTY SHALL NOT EXTEND
TO ANYONE OTHER THAN THE ORIGINAL PURCHASER OF THIS EQUIPMENT OR THE PERSON FOR WHOM IT WAS
PURCHASED AS A GIFT.
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CANADA
CANON CONSUMER DIGITAL VIDEO EQUIPMENT LIMITED WARRANTY
The limited warranty set forth below is given by Canon Canada Inc. (“Canon Canada”) with respect to Canon digital video
equipment purchased in Canada. This limited warranty is only effective upon presentation of a bill of sale or other proof of
purchase for this Canon digital video equipment to a Canon Service Facility when repairs are required.
Canon consumer video digital equipment is warranted under normal, non-commercial, personal use, against defective
materials or workmanship as follows:
Parts: Defective parts will be exchanged for new parts or, at Canon Canada’s option, comparable rebuilt parts for a period
of one year from the date of original purchase, except Video Heads which will be exchanged for a period of 3 months from
the date of purchase.
Labour:
For a period of one year from the date of original purchase, labour will be provided free of charge by our
Canon Service Facilities in Canada.
This limited warranty covers all defects except where:
(a) The loss or damage to the product results from:
i) accident, natural disaster, mishandling, abuse, neglect, unauthorized product modification or failure to follow
instructions contained in the instruction manual;
ii) the use of accessories, attachments, products, supplies, parts or devices with this Canon product that do not
conform to Canon specifications or that cause abnormally frequent service problems;
iii) repairs or services performed by any party other than a Canon Service Facility;
iv) defective batteries or any exposure to water, sand or dirt;
v) shipping (claim must be presented to the shipper);
(b) Any serial number on the video equipment is altered or removed.
(c) The digital video equipment is used for commercial, professional or industrial purposes.
This limited warranty does not cover the cabinet (exterior finish) of the digital video equipment, video cassette tapes, head
cleanings, nor does it apply to digital video equipment purchased outside Canada.
TO OBTAIN WARRANTY SERVICE
Ship your Canon digital video equipment in its original carton, box or equivalent, properly packed, fully insured with
shipping charges prepaid, together with a copy of your bill of sale or other proof of purchase and a description of the
problem to any of the Canon Service Facilities in Canada.
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.
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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