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Instruction Manual
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Important Usage Instructions
WARNING:
TO REDUCE THE RISK OF FIRE OR ELECTRIC SHOCK, DO NOT EXPOSE
THIS PRODUCT TO RAIN OR MOISTURE.
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WARNING:
TO REDUCE THE RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK AND TO REDUCE
ANNOYING INTERFERENCE, USE THE RECOMMENDED ACCESSORIES
ONLY.
COPYRIGHT WARNING:
Unauthorized recording of copyrighted materials may infringe on the
rights of copyright owners and be contrary to copyright laws.
Digital Video Camcorder, ELURA50 systems
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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 ELURA50 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.
3. Heed Warnings — All warnings on the
product and in the operating instructions
should be adhered to.
4. Follow Instructions — All operating and
maintenance instructions should be
followed.
6. Accessories — Do not use accessories
not recommended in this manual as
they may be hazardous.
7. Avoid magnetic or electric fields — Do
not use the camera close to TV
transmitters, portable communication
devices or other sources of electric or
magnetic radiation. They may cause
picture interference, or permanently
damage the camera.
8. Water and Moisture — Hazard of electric
shock — Do not use this product near
water or in rainy/moist situations.
9. Placing or Moving — Do not place on an
unstable cart, stand, tripod, bracket or
table. The product may fall, causing
serious injury to a child
or adult, and serious
damage to the product.
A product and cart
combination should be
moved with care. Quick
stops, excessive force,
and uneven surfaces may cause the
product and cart combination to
overturn.
11. Polarization — The CA-PS700 Compact
Power Adapter is equipped with a
polarized 2-prong plug (a plug having
one blade wider than the other).
The 2-prong polarized plug will fit into
the power outlet only one way. This is a
safety feature. If you are unable to insert
the plug fully into the outlet, try reversing
the plug. If the plug still fails to fit,
contact your electrician to replace your
obsolete outlet. Do not defeat the safety
purpose of the polarized plug.
12. Power Cord Protection — Power cords
should be routed so that they are not
likely to be walked on or pinched by
items placed upon or against them. Pay
particular attention to plugs and the point
from which the cords exit the product.
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5. Cleaning — Unplug this product from the
wall outlet before cleaning. Do not use
liquid or aerosol cleaners. The product
should be cleaned only as
recommended in this manual.
10. Power Sources — The CA-PS700
Compact Power Adapter should be
operated only from the type of power
source indicated on the marking label. If
you are not sure of the type of power
supply to your home, consult your
product dealer or local power company.
Regarding other power sources such as
battery power, refer to instructions in this
manual.
13. Outdoor Antenna Grounding — If an
outside antenna is connected to the
product, be sure the antenna is
grounded so as to provide some
protection against voltage surges and
built-up static charges. Section 810 of
the National Electrical Code, ANSI /
NFPA No. 70—1984, provides
information with respect to proper
grounding of the mast and supporting
structure, grounding of the lead-in wire
to an antenna discharge unit, size of
grounding conductors, location of
antenna discharge unit, connection to
grounding electrodes, and requirements
for the grounding electrode. See figure 1.
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EXAMPLE OF ANTENNA GROUNDING AS
PER NATIONAL ELECTRICAL CODE
Fig. 1
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ANTENNA
LEAD IN
WIRE
GROUND
CLAMP
ANTENNA
DISCHARGE
UNIT
(NEC SECTION
810-20)
ELECTRIC
SERVICE
EQUIPMENT
GROUNDING CONDUCTORS
(NEC SECTION 810-21)
GROUND CLAMPS
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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-PS700.
The Adapter can be used with a power supply between 100 and 240 V AC. For
areas where 120 V AC power is not used, you will need a special plug adapter.
Contact your nearest Canon Service Center for further information.
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Reference Guide
The following manuals are supplied with the camcorder:
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3Digital Video Camcorder ELURA50 Instruction Manual
This manual explains the camcorder operations from basic video recording to
the use of the full range of features.
3DIGITAL VIDEO SOLUTION DISK Software Instruction Manual
This manual explains how to download images from the memory card to a
computer using the supplied USB cable. You can add sample images for Card
Mix from the supplied DIGITAL VIDEO SOLUTION DISK.
Trademark Acknowledgements
• Canon is a registered trademark of Canon Inc.
• D is a trademark.
•
logo is a trademark.
• Windows® is either a registered trademark or trademark of Microsoft
Corporation in the United States and/or other countries.
• Other names and products not mentioned above may be registered trademarks or
trademarks of their respective companies.
Introduction
3Windows XP Users Only
DV NETWORK SOLUTION DISK Software Instruction Manual
This manual explains how to download/upload images from/to the memory card
using a DV (IEEE1394) cable. You can also perform videoconference and file
transfer over the Internet using the provided software. Available functions
depend upon the camcorder model of your contact and networking environment.
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Contents
Introduction
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Important Usage Instructions ....................2
IMPORTANT SAFETY
INSTRUCTIONS ..................................3
Reference Guide ........................................5
Thank you for Choosing a Canon ..............8
Introducing the ELURA50 ........................9
Introduction
When Making Manual Adjustments
Finding Your Way Around
the ELURA50......................................10
Adjusting AE Shift ..................................73
Setting the Shutter Speed ........................74
Adjusting Focus Manually ......................76
Setting the White Balance ........................77
Preparations
For Playback
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Powering Your Camcorder ......................13
Loading a Cassette ..................................17
Basic Recording
Recording Movies onto a Tape ................19
Zooming ..................................................24
Using the LCD Screen ............................26
Basic Playback
Playing Back a Tape ................................29
Connections for Playback on a
TV Screen............................................33
Tips for Making Better Videos ................36
Using the Full Range of
Features
General
Searching and Reviewing
While Recording ................................38
Using the Menus ......................................39
Using the Wireless Controller ..................48
For Recording
Setting the Date and Time........................51
Recording Still Images onto a Tape ........54
Turning the Image Stabilizer Off ............56
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Using the Various Recording
Programs..............................................57
Using Digital Effects ................................61
Using the Multi-Image Screen ................67
Audio Recording ......................................69
Setting the Self-Timer ..............................71
Enlarging the Image During Playback ....79
Displaying Date, Time and
Camcorder Data (Data Code)..............80
Searching the Tape
(Photo Search/Date Search) ................83
Returning to a Pre-Marked Position ........84
Editing
Editing to a VCR ......................................85
Dubbing to/from a Tape with
Digital Video Equipment ....................86
Recording from a VCR, TV or Analog
Camcorder (Analog Line-in) ..............88
Digitally outputting analog video and audio
signals (Analog-Digital Converter) ....90
Recording Over Existing Scenes
(AV Insert Editing) ..............................92
Audio Dubbing ........................................95
Setting the Audio Mix ..............................98
Connecting to a Computer Using a DV
(IEEE1394) Cable ............................100
Using a Memory Card
Inserting and Removing
the Memory Card ..............................101
Selecting the Image Quality/Size ..........102
Copying Still Images from
Memory Card to Tape ......................138
Formatting a Memory Card....................139
Connecting to a Computer Using
a USB Cable ......................................140
Other Information and Precautions ........141
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Additional Information
Preparing the Camcorder........................144
Notes on Using the Batteries..................145
Maintenance ..........................................148
Troubleshooting......................................152
The ELURA50 System Diagram ..........156
Optional Accessories ..............................157
Screen Displays ......................................159
Specifications ........................................166
Index ......................................................168
Introduction
Recording Still Images
on a Memory Card ............................106
Recording Motion JPEG Movies
on a Memory Card ............................111
Recording Panoramic Images
(Stitch Assist) ....................................114
Playing Back a Memory Card ................116
Settings of Still Images/Movies ............119
Preventing Accidental Erasure
(Protect) ............................................122
Marking a Still Image for Printing
(Print Mark) ......................................123
Erasing Still Images/Movies ..................125
Printing with the Direct Print Function..127
Combining Images and Recording
Them to a Tape (Card Mix) ..............134
Copying Still Images from
Tape to Memory Card ......................137
Symbols used in this instruction manual
: Reference page numbers
: Functions that can be operated from the body of the camcorder
: Functions that can be operated from the wireless controller
: Supplementary notes for camcorder operation
` : Operation confirmation beeps ( 23)
• Capital letters are used to refer to settings displayed in the menus and buttons
labeled on the camcorder itself, e.g. Press the MENU button.
The serial number of this product may be found on
the bottom of the camcorder. No others have the
same serial number as yours. You should record
the number and other vital information here and
retain this book as a permanent record of your
purchase to aid identification in case of theft.
Date of Purchase
Dealer Purchased From
Dealer Address
Dealer Phone No.
Model Name ELURA50
Serial No.
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Thank you for Choosing a Canon
First, we’d like to thank you for
purchasing this Canon camcorder. Its
advanced technology makes it very
easy to use — you will soon be making
high-quality videos which will give you
pleasure for years to come.
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To get the most out of your new
camcorder, we recommend that you
read this manual thoroughly — there
are many sophisticated features which
will add to your recording enjoyment.
Your camcorder is supplied with the
following accessories:
WL-D77
WL-D74 Wireless
Wireless
Controller
Controller
Two
Two AA
AA batteries
batteries
Lens cap and lens cap
SS-600 Shoulder Strap
cord
NB-2L
Lens cap
and lens cap
Battery
Pack
cord
CA-PS700 Compact
BP-511Adapter
Battery Pack
Power
(including AC
power cable)
Battery Charger
CB-2LT
CA-560 Compact Power
Adapter (including AC
power cable)
STV-250N Stereo
Lithium
button battery
Video
Cable
Lithium button battery
S-150 S-video Cable
CR1616
S-Video Cable
S-150
STV-250 Stereo Video
Cable
SDC-8M
SD Memory Card
(with pre-recorded
sample images)
Hard Case for SD
Memory Card
DIGITAL VIDEO
SOLUTION DISK,
DV NETWORK
SOLUTION DISK
Introduction
Getting started
To get started we suggest that you
master the basic operations of the
camcorder first, before moving on to
use its full range of features.
IFC-300PCU USB
cable
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Introducing the ELURA50
10× Optical and
400× Digital Zoom
This zoom range will more than take care
of all your picture-taking needs, from
wide-angle shots to close-ups at full
telephoto (7.5× optical zoom and 30×
digital zoom when using a memory card).
Memory Card
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You can record images on a SD Memory
Card or MultiMediaCard. Images
recorded in Stitch Assist mode can be
merged into one panoramic scene with
the supplied software.
Direct Print
Image Stabilizer
Stabilizes your recordings even in long
telephoto shots (in TAPE CAMERA
mode).
You can print still images by connecting
to a Canon Printer with Direct Print
Function.
Refer to p. 127 for printers that can be used
with your camcorder.
Night Mode
Super Night Mode and
Low Light Plus Mode
With the Super Night mode (in TAPE
CAMERA mode) and Low Light Plus
mode (in CARD CAMERA mode), you
can keep on shooting without turning the
lights on. The assist lamp (White LED)
lights up to illuminate the subject.
Still Images
Just press the photo button to capture still
images like photographs.
USB Terminal
Allows transfer of memory card data to a
computer with built-in USB port. You can
organize and edit images on your
computer using the supplied software.
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Allows recording even in dark places.
The Night mode adjusts automatically to
the optimum shutter speed (in TAPE
CAMERA mode).
IEEE 1394 DV Terminal
The DV terminal allows high-quality
transfer with virtually no deterioration in
quality of images. You can edit images by
connecting the camcorder to a PC with
IEEE1394 terminal. Windows XP Users
can use the supplied software to perform
videoconference and file transfer over the
Internet*.
* Windows Messenger 4.5 or higher
required.
Analog Line-in Recording/
Audio Dubbing/AV Insert
Editing
Digital Effects
Show your creativity by using the special
effects and faders. The multi-image
screen captures moving subjects in 4, 9 or
16 sequences of still images.
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Finding Your Way Around the ELURA50
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LCD screen (p. 26)
LCD panel
OPEN button
(p. 26)
Card access indicator
(p. 101)
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Memory card
compartment cover
(p. 101)
BATT. (battery)
RELEASE
button (p. 16)
Speaker (p. 32)
Battery attachment
unit (p. 16)
D.EFFECTS ON/OFF
button (p. 65)
(stop) button (p. 29)/
INDEX SCREEN button (p. 118)
(play/pause) button (p. 29)/
CARD MIX button (p. 136)
REC SEARCH + button (p. 38)/
(fast forward) button (p. 29)/
CARD + button (p. 117)
D.EFFECTS SELECT
button (p. 65)
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REC (record) SEARCH – button(p. 38)/
Record review button (p. 38)/
(rewind) button (p. 29)/
CARD – button (p. 117)
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Viewfinder focusing lever (p. 144)
P Program AE
PHOTO button (p. 54, 106)
Easy Recording
Zoom controller (p. 24)
Program selector (p. 57)
Viewfinder (p. 144)
Selector dial
(p. 32, 40)
POWER switch (p. 19)
TAPE/CARD switch
(p. 19)
CAMERA
POWER indicator
(p. 19)
Start/Stop button (p. 20)
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•
OFF
•
PLAY(VCR)
•
SET button (p. 40)
EXP button (p. 73)/
SLIDE SHOW button (p. 118)
MENU button
(p. 40)
FOCUS button (p. 76)/
DATA CODE button (p. 80)
Grip belt (p. 144)
Backup battery cover (p. 147)
OPEN/EJECT switch
(p. 17)
Cassette compartment (p. 17)
Cassette compartment cover (p. 17)
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S-video IN/OUT
terminal (p. 34, 88)
Stereo microphone (p. 95)
Terminal cover
Terminal cover
Assist lamp
(White LED) (p. 60)
u (LANC) terminal (p. 85)
USB terminal (p. 140)
Remote sensor
(p. 48)
DC IN terminal (p. 13)
Tally lamp (p. 50)
MIC terminal (p. 69, 95)
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Bottom view
DV IN/OUT terminal
(p. 86, 90, 100, 109)
AV (audio/video) IN/OUT
terminal (p. 33, 88, 90)/
(phones) terminal (p. 33)
Tripod socket (p. 36)
PHOTO button (p. 54, 106)
Transmitter
START/STOP
button (p. 20)
Zoom buttons (p. 24)
MENU button (p. 40)
SELF TIMER button (p. 71)
TV SCREEN button (p. 159)
DATA CODE button (p. 80)
D.EFFECTS (Digital effects)
button (p. 65)
AUDIO MONITOR button (p. 98)
REC PAUSE button (p. 87, 89)
ZERO SET MEMORY button (p. 84)
Controller buttons (p. 40)
START
/STOP PHOTO
TV
SCREEN
buttons (p. 117)
AUDIO DUB. button (p. 97)
AV INSERT button (p. 94)
REMOTE SET button (p. 49)
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SET
DATA
CODE D.EFFECTS
REC
PAUSE
SET button (p. 40)
Digital effects ON/OFF button
(p. 65)
ON/OFF
MIX
AUDIO
BALANCE
ST-2
MONITOR ST-1
– CARD +
SLIDESHOW
ZERO SET SEARCH
MEMORY SELECT
AUDIO
DUB.
REW
PLAY
FF
AV
INSERT
–/
STOP
+/
REMOTE SET PAUSE
CARD
ZOOM
W
SELF
TIMER MENU
SLOW
×2
SET
WIRELESS CONTROLLER WL-D77
MIX BALANCE buttons (p. 98)
SLIDE SHOW button (p. 118)
Search buttons (p. 83)
SEARCH SELECT button (p. 83)
FF
button (p. 29)
PLAY
button (p. 29)
button (p. 30)
× 2 button (p. 31)
STOP
SLOW
REW
button (p. 29)
button (p. 30)
button (p. 29)
button (p. 30)
PAUSE
button (p. 30)
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Powering Your Camcorder
Before operating your camcorder, you will need to use the power adapter to:
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Provide power from a household power socket
or
Charge a battery pack
Notes:
• The power adapter converts current from a household power socket (100–240 V
AC, 50/60 Hz) to the DC current used by your camcorder.
• If the adapter is used next to a TV, it may cause bars to appear on the TV —
move the adapter away from the TV or the antenna cable.
• Do not connect an unspecified product to the camcorder’s DC terminal.
Likewise, do not connect the power adapter to an unspecified product.
Connecting the camcorder to a Household Power Socket
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3
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2
Use the power adapter to provide your camcorder with instant power from a
household power socket. Always turn the camcorder off before
connecting/removing the power source.
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Set the POWER switch to OFF.
Connect the power adapter to the camcorder’s DC IN terminal.
Connect the power cable to the power adapter.
Plug the power cable into a household power socket.
Disconnect the power adapter from the camcorder after use.
Unplug the power cable from the household power socket, then
disconnect it from the adapter.
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CA-PS700 Compact Power Adapter
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Specifications
Power supply
Rated output
Operating temperature range
Dimensions
Weight
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100 – 240 V AC, 50/60Hz, 0.32A
7.4V DC, 2.0A
32°F- 104°F (0°C - 40°C)
4.4 × 1.1 × 1.8 in. (112 × 29 × 45mm)
6.6 oz. (186g) (without power cable)
Weight and dimensions are approximate.
Errors and omissions excepted.
Subject to change without notice.
Charging the battery pack
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1,6
2,5
3,4
CHARGE indicator
1. Attach the battery pack to the charger.
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Your battery pack has been partially charged before it left the factory. It should
have enough power for you to check that your camcorder is working properly.
Charge the battery pack fully using the Battery Charger CB-2LT if you want it to
power the camcorder for more than a few minutes.
Always turn the camcorder off before attaching/removing the battery pack.
• Align the front end of the battery pack with the guides on the charger, then
press and slide the battery pack into the charger to set it in place.
2. Flip out the retractable plug. Plug the AC plug into a household
power socket.
• According to the type of household power socket you have, other sockets
may be blocked while the charger is in use.
3. The charge indicator lights in red and charging starts.
4. The indicator light changes to green when the battery pack is fully
charged.
5. Unplug the charger from the household power socket.
6. Remove the battery pack by sliding it out.
7. Push the plug back into its retracted position.
Note:
• You can find details on using the battery pack in the “Notes on Using the
Battery Pack” ( 145). These notes include charging and recording times and
how to install the backup battery.
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Attaching the battery pack
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1. Turn the POWER switch to OFF.
2. Align the front end of the battery pack with the line on the
camcorder, press lightly and slide the battery until it clicks into
place.
3. Remove the battery pack after use.
• Press the BATT. RELEASE button and remove the battery.
CB-2LT Battery Charger
Specifications
Power supply
Rated output
Operating temperature range
Dimensions
Weight
100 – 240 V AC, 50/60Hz,
0.17A (100V) – 0.10A (240V)
8.4V DC, 0.5A
32°F- 104°F (0°C - 40°C)
3.6 × 1.2 × 2.2 in.
(91 × 29.5 × 56 mm)
3 oz. (86 g)
Weight and dimensions are approximate.
Errors and omissions excepted.
Subject to change without notice.
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Loading a Cassette
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Only use videocassettes marked with the D logo.
Loading and unloading
1. Make sure that you have attached a power source.
2. Slide the OPEN / EJECT 5 switch to release the cassette
compartment cover.
3. Load or unload the cassette.
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• Pull the cover fully open (while holding the button) and wait a couple of
seconds for the cassette compartment to open automatically.
• The confirmation beep sounds when the cassette cover fully opens.
• Insert the cassette gently with the window facing outward and the
REC/SAVE tab to the bottom.
• Remove the cassette by pulling it straight out.
4. Press the P mark on the compartment until it clicks, and wait
for it to close.
5. Click the cover back into place.
Notes:
• Do not interfere with the cassette compartment while it is opening or closing
automatically, and do not attempt to close the cover until the cassette
compartment has fully retracted.
• After loading a cassette, use record search ( 38) to find the point where you
want to start recording.
• Be careful not to get your fingers caught in the cassette compartment cover.
• v flashes if no cassette is inserted when turning on the power (in TAPE
CAMERA and TAPE PLAY (VCR) mode).
• With some types of tapes, the remaining tape display may not give an accurate
reading ( 160).
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Protecting tapes from accidental erasure
REC
SAVE
REC
SAVE
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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 TAPE 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.
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Cassette Handling Precautions
• Do not use tapes that have been jammed as video heads may become dirty.
• 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 cassettes with spliced tapes or nonstandard cassettes as they may
damage the camcorder.
• 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.
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Before you start recording
26).
Note:
• When you’re using the viewfinder, fully close the LCD or rotate the LCD so
that it faces the same direction as the lens ( 26).
You may also want to install the backup battery (
and time display ( 51).
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Have you completed the following steps?
• Attaching a power source ( 13).
• Removing the lens cap ( 144).
• Fastening the grip belt ( 144).
• Choosing the display: viewfinder ( 144) or LCD screen (
147) in order to set the date
Recording
1. Press and hold the small button on the POWER switch and turn
the POWER switch to CAMERA.
2. Make sure the TAPE/CARD switch is set to TAPE.
• The camcorder automatically sets to record pause mode. PAUSE appears in
the display.
• If you haven’t set the date and time display, SET THE TIME ZONE, DATE
AND TIME appears in the display. For setting the time zone, see p. 51. For
setting the date and time, see p. 53.
• The camcorder power indicator lights up.
• The confirmation beep sounds.
• The camcorder will turn itself off if you leave it in record pause mode for
more than about 5 minutes. To return to record pause mode, turn the
POWER switch to OFF and then back to CAMERA.
• Recording still images onto a memory card ( 106), recording movies
onto a memory card ( 111).
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3. Load a cassette ( 17).
4. Slide the program selector to [.
• This selects the camcorder’s Easy Recording program. It allows you to
simply point and shoot without making any manual adjustments ( 58).
5. Press and release the start/stop button once to begin recording.
• For still image recording to a tape, see p. 54.
6. Press and release the start/stop button again to pause recording.
• The camcorder returns to record pause mode and PAUSE reappears in the
display.
• You can stop and restart recording as often as you like by pressing the
start/stop button.
Note:
• After loading a cassette, start recording when the tape counter has stopped.
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When you have finished recording
•
•
•
•
•
Replace the lens cap.
Return the LCD screen flush to the camcorder body.
Unload the cassette.
Turn the POWER switch to OFF.
Disconnect the power source.
Notes:
• To check that the camcorder is recording correctly, make a test recording first.
• Before making important recordings, clean the video heads using a Canon
DVM-CL Digital Video Head Cleaning Cassette or a commercially available
digital video head cleaning cassette.
• You cannot monitor the sound from the speaker when recording.
• About the built-in microphone: 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.
• For tips on how to make better videos, see p. 36.
• For extra recording time, set REC MODE to LP mode ( 21).
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Changing the Recording Mode
You can choose between SP (standard play) and LP (long play). LP extends the
tape usage by 1.5 times.
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It is not possible to dub audio or insert images to a tape that has been recorded
in LP mode.
(
VCR SET UP
39)
TAPE
+
CAMERA
,
TAPE
REC MODE••••SP
+
PLAY
(VCR)
,
CARD
+
PLAY
(VCR)
To change to LP mode, open the menu, select VCR SET UP, REC MODE and
set it to LP.
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Notes:
• Depending on the nature and usage condition of the tape, recording/playback in
LP mode may cause image or sound distortion. We recommend using the SP
mode for important recordings.
• We recommend recording in SP mode if you plan to transfer the images to a
computer.
• If you record in both modes on the same tape, the image may become distorted
during playback and the time code may not be written correctly.
• If you playback a tape recorded on another digital equipment on this camcorder,
or vice versa, image and sound may become distorted.
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16:9 (Wide screen TV recording)
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Produces images in the 16:9 format for
playback on wide screen TVs.
TAPE
+
CAMERA
CAM.SET UP
(
16:9••••••••OFF
39)
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To switch 16:9 to ON, open the menu and select CAM.SET UP. Then
select 16:9, set it to ON and close the menu.
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Notes:
The 16:9 mode is an electronically processed effect.
“16:9” is shown in the display when you switch the 16:9 mode on.
You cannot use the 16:9 mode with the Easy Recording program.
You cannot use the multi-image screen when setting the 16:9 mode on.
If you play back a recording made for 16:9 on a normal TV screen, the image
will appear to be vertically “squashed” (compressed).
• If you connect the camcorder to a TV with an S1 terminal or the Video ID-1
system, recordings made in the 16:9 mode for wide screen TVs will
automatically play back in wide screen mode on the TV screen.
•
•
•
•
•
Confirmation/Warning beeps
The camcorder’s short operation confirmation beeps are indicated by ` in the
illustrations. Beeps sound upon certain camcorder operations such as when you
turn the camcorder on, during the self-timer countdown, right before the
camcorder’s automatic shut-off, and also upon any unusual condition of the
camcorder. Beeps are not recorded on the tape.
TAPE
+
CAMERA
,
TAPE
+
PLAY
(VCR)
SYSTEM
(
,
CARD
+ CAMERA
,
CARD
+
E
PLAY
(VCR)
BEEP••••••••ON
39)
To turn the beep off, open the menu and select SYSTEM. Then select
BEEP, set it to OFF and close the menu.
Demonstration mode
TAPE
(
39)
+
CAMERA
,
CARD
DISP.SET UP
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You can see a demonstration of the camcorder’s main features. To see the
demonstration, do either of the following:
• With no cassette or memory card inserted, turn the DEMO MODE on in the
TAPE CAMERA menu or CARD CAMERA menu and close the menu.
• Leave the camcorder with no cassette or memory card inserted for five minutes
after turning it on.
+ CAMERA
DEMO MODE••••ON
To turn the demonstration mode off, open the menu and select DISP.
SET UP. Then select DEMO MODE, set it to OFF and close the menu.
Notes:
• To cancel the demo mode once it has begun: push any button, turn off the power,
load a cassette or insert a memory card.
• The start-up image does not appear when the demonstration mode is turned off
(the camcorder picture appears sooner).
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Zooming
Zoom in
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Zoom out
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10× optical zoom (card 7.5×)
The camcorder’s zoom lens allows you to choose the best picture angle for each
scene:
• Move the zoom control towards W to zoom out to wide-angle.
• Move it towards T to zoom in to telephoto.
You can also control the speed of zooming:
• Move the control slightly to zoom slowly.
• Move it farther to zoom more quickly. (The farther you move the zoom control,
the faster the zoom speed.)
The T and W buttons on the wireless controller adjust the picture angle, but not
the zoom speed.
40×/400× digital zoom (card 30×)
Magnifies the camcorder’s zoom range by up to 40× in TAPE CAMERA mode.
The zoom control continues to work as usual. You can freely zoom in and out
between 1× and 400× magnification — the camcorder automatically switches
between optical zooming (up to 10×) and digital zooming (10× to 40× or 10× to
400×).
TAPE
(
39)
+
CAMERA
,
CARD
CAM.SET UP
+ CAMERA
D.ZOOM••••••40×
To change the digital zoom, open the menu and select CAM.SET UP.
Then select D.ZOOM, set it to OFF or 400× and close the menu.
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Notes:
• When zooming, as a rule, keep at least 3.3 ft. (1 m) between you and your
subject. However when the zoom is at the wide-angle position, you can focus
on a subject as close as 0.39 in. (1 cm).
• Image resolution is slightly lower when the magnification is greater than 10×.
• You cannot use digital zoom in the Night and Super Night recording program.
• You cannot use digital zoom when the multi-image screen is set. The display
becomes “– – –”.
• The zoom indicator appears for 4 seconds. When the digital zoom is set to 40×,
the zoom indicator extends (light blue). When the digital zoom is set to 400×
zoom, the zoom indicator extends again (a darker blue).
• Because the image stabilizer cannot be used in CARD CAMERA mode, we
recommend mounting the camcorder on a tripod at large magnifications.
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Using the LCD Screen
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Opening and closing the LCD screen
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Slide the LCD panel OPEN button and
open the panel by pulling it away from
the camcorder. This automatically
switches the LCD screen on and the
viewfinder off. Close the LCD panel
until it clicks securely closed. When
you close the LCD panel, the LCD
screen automatically switches off and
the viewfinder switches back on.
Changing the angle of the LCD screen
You can choose the angle of the screen
that suits you best by opening and
rotating the screen, also you can rotate
the LCD screen so that faces in the
direction of the lens ( 28).
180°
90°
90°
You can also push the panel flat
against the camcorder until it is flush
with the side, with the screen facing
outwards.
Notes:
• Avoid touching the LCD screen when moving the LCD panel.
• Do not hold the camcorder by the LCD panel or the viewfinder.
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• Make sure you open the LCD panel at 90°, before attempting to rotate it.
• Always rotate the LCD panel vertically into place, before closing it or pushing
it flat against the side of the camcorder.
• Always fully close the LCD panel until it clicks securely.
• Be careful not to leave the LCD, viewfinder or lens exposed to direct sunlight
outdoors or in a window. Doing so could cause damage.
• Bright light falling on the LCD screen may cause glare that makes it difficult
for you to view the image. In this case, switch to using the viewfinder. You are
also able to adjust the brightness of the screen (see “Adjusting the LCD screen”
below).
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Adjusting the LCD screen
You can adjust the brightness of the LCD screen.
TAPE
+
CAMERA
,
TAPE
PLAY
(VCR)
,
CARD
+ CAMERA
BRIGHTNESS••–
,
CARD
+
PLAY
(VCR)
+
39)
Open the menu and select DISP.SET UP from the menu. Then select
BRIGHTNESS, adjust the level with the selector dial and close the
menu.
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DISP.SET UP
(
+
A bar showing the level appears in the display.
• Turn the selector dial up to make the display brighter.
• Turn the selector dial down to make the display darker.
Notes:
• The camcorder will remember your brightness setting even after you turn it off.
• The brightness of the LCD does not affect that of the recorded images or the
viewfinder.
About the LCD Screen
The LCD screen built into this camcorder is a high precision product.
However, small black dots or bright points of light (red, blue or green) may
appear constantly on the LCD screen. This is not a malfunction of the LCD screen
and they are not recorded on the tape. (Effective dots: more than 99.99%)
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Allowing the subject to monitor recording
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When you turn the LCD panel so that it
faces the same direction as the lens,
you can watch yourself during
recording or let your subject monitor
recording. The viewfinder is also
activated when the panel is in this
position. (Adjusting the viewfinder,
144)
• You can choose the display style,
reversed (mirror on) or not (mirror
off). The recording itself is
unaffected regardless of which one
you choose.
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TAPE
(
39)
+
CAMERA
,
CARD
DISP.SET UP
+
CAMERA
LCD MIRROR••ON
To turn the mirror mode off, open the menu and select DISP.SET UP.
Then select LCD MIRROR, set it to OFF and close the menu.
The indicators that appear in the LCD display when LCD MIRROR
is turned on:
TAPE CAMERA mode
REC
REC PAUSE
EJECT
CARD CAMERA mode
No card
Recording to a
memory card
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CARD CAMERA mode
Recording to a memory card
Playing Back a Tape
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1
You can use the LCD screen for instant, on-the-spot playback. The camcorder also
plays back the sound track via the built-in speaker ( 32).
• When you play back a tape, you can also close the LCD panel with its screen
side facing up.
• When you’re using the viewfinder to view playback, close the LCD panel.
Note:
• To avoid accidental recording, make sure that you slide the tab on the cassette
so that it exposes the hole (the switch position is usually labeled SAVE or
ERASE OFF).
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For playing back your recordings on a TV, see p. 33.
For using the wireless controller, see p. 48.
1. Attach a power source and turn the POWER switch to PLAY
(VCR).
• The power indicator lights up.
2. Make sure the TAPE/CARD switch is set to TAPE.
3. Load the cassette.
4. Press the e (play) button to start playback.
• To end playback, press the 3 (stop) button.
• To wind the tape forwards, stop playback and press the 1 (fast forward)
button.
• To wind the tape backwards, stop playback and press the ` (rewind)
button.
• If the playback picture is rough (mosaic-like noise), clean the video heads
using a Canon DVM-CL Digital Video Head Cleaning Cassette or a
commercially available digital video head cleaning cassette.
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Other playback modes
Playback pause
Press the a (pause) button. To resume normal playback, press it again, or press
the e (play) button. The camcorder automatically goes into stop mode after about
5 minutes’ playback pause.
Fast forward playback
To play back the recording at about 9.5 times normal speed, press and hold the
1 (fast forward) button during normal playback or press and hold the 1 (fast
forward) button during normal fast forward.
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Rewind playback
For reverse playback at about 9.5 times normal speed, press and hold the
` (rewind) button during normal playback or press and hold the ` (rewind)
button during normal rewind.
Special playback
Frame Advance
To play back frame by frame, press the
+/ ae button repeatedly during
playback pause.
Press and hold to play back continuous
frame advance.
REW
PLAY
FF
–/
STOP
+/
PAUSE
SLOW
×2
Frame Reverse
To play back in reverse frame by frame,
press the –/4a button repeatedly during
playback pause.
Press and hold to play back continuous frame reverse.
Slow Forward Playback
To play back at about 1/3 normal speed, press the SLOW M button during normal
playback.
Press the PLAY e button to return to normal playback.
Slow Reverse Playback
To play back in reverse at about 1/3 normal speed, press the –/4a button and
then the SLOW M button during normal playback.
Press the PLAY e button to return to normal playback.
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Reverse Playback
To play back in reverse at normal speed, press the –/4a button during normal
forward playback.
Press the PLAY e button to return to normal forward playback.
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Forward ×2 Playback
Press the ×2 button during normal playback.
Press the PLAY e button to return to normal playback.
Reverse ×2 Playback
Press the –/4a button and then the ×2 button during normal playback.
Press the PLAY e button to return to normal playback.
Notes:
• Mosaic-like noise appears on the screen during some of the special playback modes.
• There’s no audio during special playback.
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Built-in speaker
The camcorder has a built-in speaker so you can review the sound track alongside
the picture when you’re using the LCD screen to play back. The built-in speaker is
monaural.
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TAPE
+
PLAY
(VCR)
,
CARD
+
PLAY
(VCR)
Adjust the speaker volume by turning the selector dial.
• Turn the selector dial up to increase the volume, and down to lower the volume.
• A bar appears in the display to indicate the current volume. It disappears in 4
seconds.
• You can turn off the volume completely by turning the selector dial down until
OFF appears.
Notes:
• Sometimes audio may sound distorted when the volume is turned up high. If this
happens, turn down the volume.
• The speaker does not sound if PHONES is displayed. Set AV/headphones to AV
( 33).
Using the headphones
• You can also use the headphones to monitor the sound track. Change the setting
of the AV/headphones terminal through the menu ( 33).
• You can adjust the headphone volume separately from the built-in speaker.
• The levels you adjust for the built-in speaker and headphones are memorized
separately. The camcorder remembers your levels even if you turn the
camcorder off and back on again.
• The speaker turns off when you use headphones.
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Connections for Playback on a TV Screen
You can connect the camcorder to a TV or VCR in order to play back your
recordings. You will need to attach a power source to the camcorder ( 13).
Power off all devices before starting the connections.
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See your TV or VCR instruction manual for further details.
Switching the AV/headphone terminal
TAPE
(
39)
+
CAMERA
,
TAPE
VCR SET UP
+
PLAY
(VCR)
,
CARD
+ CAMERA
,
CARD
+
PLAY
(VCR)
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Through the menu, the camcorder’s AV/headphone terminal can be switched to
function as either the AV terminal or the headphone terminal.
AV/PHONES•••AV
Open the menu and select VCR SET UP. Then select AV/PHONES and set it
to AV or PHONES and close the menu.
• When the terminal is switched to PHONES, PHONES appears in the display.
Using the headphones
• Make sure you switch the AV/headphones terminal to PHONES before using
headphones. If the AV/headphones terminal is not switched to PHONES before
you use the headphones, noise will come out from the headphones.
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If your TV (or VCR) has an S (S1) -video input terminal
For higher picture quality, we recommend playing back recordings on a TV with
an S (S1) terminal. If you connect the camcorder to a TV with an S1 terminal,
recordings made in the 16:9 mode for wide screen TVs will automatically be
played back in wide screen mode on the TV screen.
INPUT
S-150 S-video Cable
S(S1)-VIDEO
VIDEO
AUDIO
L
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STV-250N Stereo Video Cable
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R
• Use the S-150 S-video Cable to connect the S-video terminals. Use the
STV-250N Stereo Video Cable to connect the AUDIO terminals. Connect the
white plug to the white AUDIO terminal L (left). Connect the red plug to the red
AUDIO terminal R (right). Do not connect the yellow plug.
• If you are connecting the camcorder to a TV, set the TV/VIDEO selector on the
television to VIDEO.
• If you are connecting the camcorder to a VCR, set the input selector on the
VCR to LINE.
If your TV (or VCR) has audio/video input terminals
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INPUT
STV-250N
Stereo Video Cable
VIDEO
AUDIO
L
R
Notes:
• If you are going to use the TV as a monitor while you are shooting, remember
to keep the TV volume turned down as long as the camcorder’s audio terminals
are connected. If the sound from the TV speakers is picked up by the
microphone, an unpleasant high-pitched squeal, called feedback, may be
produced.
• For TVs having the Video ID-1 system:
If you connect the camera to the TV’s S terminal or video in terminal,
recordings made in the 16:9 mode for wide screen TVs will automatically play
back in wide screen mode on the TV screen.
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• Connect the camcorder using the STV-250N Stereo Video Cable. Connect the
white plug to the white audio terminal L (left). Connect the red plug to the red
audio terminal R (right). Connect the yellow plug to the yellow video terminal
VIDEO.
• If you are connecting the camcorder to a TV, set the TV/VIDEO selector on the
television to VIDEO.
• If you are connecting the camcorder to a VCR, set the input selector on the
VCR to LINE.
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Tips for Making Better Videos
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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.
With practice, you will be able to operate the controls by
touch, without taking your eye off the action.
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Using a tripod
To prevent any unwanted movement, you can mount the
camcorder on a tripod, (or any flat surface at a suitable
height) and operate it with the wireless controller.
• When you are using a tripod, be careful not to leave the
viewfinder exposed to bright sunlight as it may melt.
(The light is concentrated by the viewfinder lens.)
• Make sure that the fastening screw of the tripod is no
longer than 0.2 inch (5.5 mm) as it will damage the
camcorder.
Composition
The most important element in the scene does not have to
be in the center. For a more interesting picture, try to
position your subject so it is slightly to one side. Leave
some space on the side of the frame that the subject is
facing or moving towards.
Don’t cut off the top of the subject’s head, and don’t cut
people off at the neck, hips or knees (move a little bit
above or below).
Watch out for distracting objects in the background.
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Picture angle
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Instead of zooming while recording, try
to choose your picture angle before you
begin. A good way to tell a story with
video is to begin with a long shot that
establishes the situation, and then move
in with medium shots and close-ups to
show the details. Remember to change
your viewpoint for each shot.
Long shot
Medium shot
Close-up
Remember that any camcorder
movement or change in picture angle
should have a definite purpose. Avoid
unnecessary or half-hearted
movements.
Camcorder moves
Tilt the camcorder up to exaggerate the
height of the subject. Tilt down from
the top of a building, for example, as an
introduction to subjects at the bottom.
Pan
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Use pans to record a landscape or
follow a moving subject. Decide the
area you want to cover and stand facing
the end of your panning angle. Without
moving your feet, turn your waist to the
starting position. Start recording, and
after a few seconds begin to turn slowly
from the waist. Hold the final image for
a few seconds before you stop
recording.
Tilt
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Searching and Reviewing While Recording
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Record search
When the camcorder is in record pause
mode, you can use record search to
play the tape forwards or backwards to
find the point where you want to start
or resume recording. This is useful
when you want to add a new scene to a
previously used cassette. By using
record search, you can ensure a smooth,
noise-free join between the new scene
and the old one.
TAPE
+
CAMERA
1. Press and hold the REC SEARCH + or – button on the camcorder
while you check the picture in the display.
• The + button plays the recording forwards and the – button plays it
backwards.
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2. Release the button when you find the point where you want to start
recording.
• The camcorder returns to record pause mode.
Record review
When the camcorder is in record pause mode, you can use record review to play
back the last few seconds of your recording and then return automatically to
record pause mode. You can quickly make sure that a scene has been recorded
properly and then go on to shoot the next scene, without producing any noise in
the picture.
TAPE
+
CAMERA
1. Press and release the c (record review) button while you check the
picture in the display.
• The camcorder rewinds the tape, plays back the last few seconds, and returns
to record pause mode.
Note:
• Noise may appear on the screen when you play the tape backwards.
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Using the Menus
Many of the camcorder’s advanced functions are selected from menus which
appear in the display.
There are 4 main menus:
CAM. MENU
Camera menu
VCR MENU
VCR menu
C. CAM. MENU Card camera menu
C. PLAY MENU Card play menu
2
CAM. MENU
CAM.MENU
CARD MIX
CAM.SET UP
VCR SET UP
DISP.SET UP
SYSTEM
RETURN
2
TAPE
2 C.
STITCH AST
CAM.SET UP
CARD SET UP
VCR SET UP
DISP.SET UP
SYSTEM
RETURN
2 C.
TAPE
CARD OPER.
VCR SET UP
DISP.SET UP
SYSTEM
RETURN
PLAY
(VCR)
CARD
+
CAMERA
+
PLAY
(VCR)
SEL.SETSET
MENUCLOSE
PLAY MENU
C.PLAY MENU
+
SEL.SETSET
MENUCLOSE
CAM. MENU
C.CAM MENU
CAMERA
Using the Full
Range of Features
VCR SET UP
CARD SET UP
CARD OPER.
DISP.SET UP
SYSTEM
RETURN
41)
42)
44)
45)
SEL.SETSET
MENUCLOSE
VCR MENU
VCR MENU
+
(
(
(
(
E
CARD
SEL.SETSET
MENUCLOSE
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Selecting from the Menus
3-10
MENU
TV
SCREEN
SET
2, 11
1. Turn the POWER switch and the TAPE/CARD switch to the
desired settings.
2. Press the MENU button to open the menu.
3. Turn the selector dial and move the arrow to the desired submenu.
4. Press the SET button to select.
• The submenu appears.
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Range of Features
5. Turn the selector dial and move the arrow to the desired function.
6. Press the SET button to select.
• The function and its settings only appear.
7. Turn the selector dial and move the arrow to the desired setting.
• If you are setting a function other than the white balance or shutter speed,
the function will be set if you skip to step 11.
8. Press the SET button to select.
• The function is set and you return to the submenu.
9. Turn the selector dial and move the arrow to b RETURN.
10.Press the SET button to select.
• You return to the main menu.
11.Press the MENU button.
• The main menu disappears.
Notes:
• Pressing the MENU button at any time closes the menu.
• Selecting b RETURN takes you back one menu, or closes the main menu.
• Items that are unavailable, due to the tape or card situation or the settings of
other menu items, appear in purple.
• You may often find it convenient to use the wireless controller to move around
the menus. Press its MENU button to open/close the menu and use the arrow
keys in place of turning the selector dial. Push the SET button to select.
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• Pressing the start/stop button or the PHOTO button will close the menu and
start recording.
• You can display the menus on a connected TV screen by turning TV SCREEN
( 159) on through the menu or using the wireless controller’s TV SCREEN
button. See p. 33 for TV hookup instructions.
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List of Menus
Turn to the appropriate page for a detailed explanation of each function.
CAM. MENU
Set the POWER switch to
1
2
3
4
5
6
CAMERA
and the TAPE/CARD switch to
To card mix submenu
To camera set up submenu
To VCR set up submenu
To display set up submenu
To system submenu
Close main menu
CAM.MENU
1
3
5
CARD MIX
CAM.SET UP
VCR SET UP
DISP.SET UP
SYSTEM
RETURN
TAPE
.
SEL.SETSET
MENUCLOSE
2
4
6
1 Card mix submenu
136
136
CARD MIX
q
101-0143
1/50
MIX TYPE••••CARD CHROMA
MIX LEVEL•••
w
IMAGE SELECT
SEL.SETSET MENUCLOSE
Using the Full
Range of Features
q Mix type..............................
w Mix level.............................
2 Camera set up submenu
e
r
t
y
u
i
o
Shutter speed.........................
Digital zoom .........................
Image stabilizer.....................
16:9 effect .............................
White balance .......................
Self-timer ..............................
Return
74
24
56
22
77
71
CAM.SET UP
e
t
u
o
SEL.SETSET
MENUCLOSE
SHUTTER•••••AUTO
D.ZOOM••••••40×
IMAGE S.
••ON
16:9••••••••OFF
WHITE BAL.••AUTO
SELF-TIMER••OFF
RETURN
r
y
i
41
CAM. MENU, cont.
E
3 VCR set up submenu
!0
!1
!2
!3
!4
Recording mode....................
Wind screen ..........................
Audio mode ..........................
AV or headphones.................
Return
21
70
69
33
VCR SET UP
!0
!2
!4
SEL.SETSET
MENUCLOSE
REC MODE•••• SP
WIND SCREEN•OFF
AUDIO MODE••12bit
AV/PHONES•••AV
RETURN
!1
!3
4 Display set up submenu
!5
!6
!7
!8
!9
@0
@1
Brightness ............................. 27
LCD Mirror mode................. 28
TV screen............................ 159
Date/time display.................. 53
Card access display............. 103
Demo mode........................... 23
Return
DISP.SET UP
!5
!7
!9
@1
SEL.SETSET
MENUCLOSE
+
BRIGHTNESS••–
LCD MIRROR••ON
TV SCREEN•••ON
D/T DISPLAY•OFF
CARD ACCESS•ON
DEMO MODE•••ON
RETURN
!6
!8
@0
Using the Full
Range of Features
5 System submenu
@2
@3
@4
@5
Wireless controller................
Tally lamp .............................
Beep ......................................
Time zone/Daylight
saving time............................
@6 Date/time set .........................
@7 Return
49
50
23
SYSTEM
@2
@4
@6
51
53
SEL.SETSET
MENUCLOSE
WL.REMOTE•••
1
TALLY LAMP••ON
BEEP••••••••ON
T.ZONE/DST••–––
D/TIME SET••–––.––,––––
––:–– ––
RETURN
@3
@5
@7
VCR MENU
Set the POWER switch to
1
2
3
4
5
6
42
PLAY
(VCR)
To VCR set up submenu
To card set up submenu
To card operations submenu
To display set up submenu
To system submenu
Close main menu
and the TAPE/CARD switch to
VCR MENU
1
3
5
VCR SET UP
CARD SET UP
CARD OPER.
DISP.SET UP
SYSTEM
RETURN
TAPE
.
SEL.SETSET
MENUCLOSE
2
4
6
E
1 VCR set up submenu
q
w
e
r
t
y
u
i
Recording mode....................
Output channel......................
Audio dubbing ......................
Wind screen ..........................
Audio mode ..........................
AV or headphones.................
Analog-digital converter.......
Return
21
99
96
70
69
33
91
VCR SET UP
q
e
t
u
SEL.SETSET
MENUCLOSE
REC MODE•••• SP
OUTPUT CH•••L/R
AUDIO DUB.••AUDIO IN
WIND SCREEN•–––
AUDIO MODE••12bit
AV/PHONES•••AV
AV DV OUT•••OFF
RETURN
w
r
y
i
2 Card set up submenu
o
!0
!1
!2
Still image quality...............
Movie size...........................
File numbers .......................
Return
102
102
104
o
137
!3
Brightness ............................. 27
Displays .............................. 159
6-second auto date ................ 82
Data code .............................. 81
Date/time select .................... 80
Card access display............. 103
Return
!5
CARD SET UP
!1
!3 Copy from tape to card.......
!4 Return
CARD OPER.
4 Display set up submenu
!5
!6
!7
!8
!9
@0
@1
COPY[
RETURN
]
!0
!2
SEL.SETSET
MENUCLOSE
DISP.SET UP
!7
!9
@1
SEL.SETSET
MENUCLOSE
+
BRIGHTNESS••–
DISPLAYS••••ON
6SEC.DATE•••OFF
DATA CODE•••DATE/TIME
D/TIME SEL.•DATE & TIME
CARD ACCESS•ON
RETURN
!4
Using the Full
Range of Features
3 Card operations submenu
SEL.SETSET
MENUCLOSE
SI QUALITY••FINE
MOVIE SIZE••320×240
FILE NOS.•••CONTINUOUS
RETURN
!6
!8
@0
43
VCR MENU, cont.
E
5 System submenu
@2
@3
@4
@5
Wireless controller................
Tally lamp .............................
Beep ......................................
Time zone/daylight saving
time .......................................
@6 Date/time set .........................
@7 Return
49
50
23
SYSTEM
@2
@4
@6
51
53
SEL.SETSET
MENUCLOSE
WL.REMOTE•••
1
TALLY LAMP••ON
BEEP••••••••ON
T.ZONE/DST••–––
D/TIME SET••–––.––,––––
––:–– ––
RETURN
@3
@5
@7
C. CAM. MENU
Set the POWER switch to
Using the Full
Range of Features
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
CAMERA
and the TAPE/CARD switch to
To stitch assist mode
To camera set up submenu
To card set up submenu
To VCR set up submenu
To display set up submenu
To system submenu
Close main menu
C.CAM MENU
1
3
5
7
2 Camera set up submenu
q
w
e
r
t
Shutter speed.........................
Digital zoom .........................
White balance .......................
Self-timer ..............................
Return
44
Still image quality...............
Still image size ...................
Movie size...........................
File numbers .......................
Shutter sound ......................
Return
.
SEL.SETSET
MENUCLOSE
q
102
102
102
104
105
y
e
t
SEL.SETSET
MENUCLOSE
SHUTTER•••••AUTO
D.ZOOM••••••OFF
WHITE BAL.••AUTO
SELF-TIMER••OFF
RETURN
2
4
6
CAM.SET UP
74
24
77
71
3 Card set up submenu
y
u
i
o
!0
!1
STITCH AST
CAM.SET UP
CARD SET UP
VCR SET UP
DISP.SET UP
SYSTEM
RETURN
CARD
r
CARD SET UP
i
!0
SEL.SETSET
MENUCLOSE
SI QUALITY••FINE
SI SIZE•••••1024×768
MOVIE SIZE••320×240
FILE NOS.•••CONTINUOUS
SHTR SOUND••ON
RETURN
w
u
o
!1
E
4 VCR set up submenu
!2 AV or headphones.................
33
VCR SET UP
!2
SEL.SETSET
MENUCLOSE
AV/PHONES•••AV
RETURN
5 Display set up submenu
!3
!4
!5
!6
!7
!8
!9
Brightness ............................. 27
LCD Mirror mode................. 28
TV screen............................ 159
Date/time display.................. 53
Card access display............. 103
Demo mode........................... 23
Return
DISP.SET UP
!3
!5
!7
!9
SEL.SETSET
MENUCLOSE
+
BRIGHTNESS••–
LCD MIRROR••ON
TV SCREEN•••ON
D/T DISPLAY•OFF
CARD ACCESS•ON
DEMO MODE•••ON
RETURN
!4
!6
!8
6 System submenu
Wireless controller................
Tally lamp .............................
Beep ......................................
Time zone/Daylight saving
time .......................................
@4 Date/time set .........................
@5 Return
49
50
23
SYSTEM
@0
@2
@4
51
53
SEL.SETSET
MENUCLOSE
WL.REMOTE•••
1
TALLY LAMP••ON
BEEP••••••••ON
T.ZONE/DST••–––
D/TIME SET••–––.––,––––
––:–– ––
RETURN
@1
@3
@5
Using the Full
Range of Features
@0
@1
@2
@3
C. PLAY MENU
Set the POWER switch to
1
2
3
4
5
PLAY
(VCR)
To card operations submenu
To VCR set up submenu
To display set up submenu
To system submenu
Close main menu
and the TAPE/CARD switch to
C.PLAY MENU
1
3
5
CARD OPER.
VCR SET UP
DISP.SET UP
SYSTEM
RETURN
CARD
.
SEL.SETSET
MENUCLOSE
2
4
45
C. PLAY MENU, cont.
E
1-1 Card operations submenu (when playing back a single image)
q
w
e
r
t
Copy from card to tape.......
Erase all print marks...........
Image erase .........................
Format.................................
Return
138
124
125
139
CARD OPER.
q
e
t
]
COPY[
PRINT MARKS
IMAGE ERASE
FORMAT
RETURN
SEL.SETSET
MENUCLOSE
ALL ERASE
w
r
1-2 Card operations submenu (when displaying an index screen)
y To image protect ................
u To print mark ......................
i Return
122
123
CARD OPER.
y
i
PROTECT
PRINT MARK
RETURN
SEL.SETSET
MENUCLOSE
u
Using the Full
Range of Features
2 VCR set up submenu
o Recording mode....................
!0 AV or headphones.................
!1 Return
21
33
VCR SET UP
o
!1
SEL.SETSET
MENUCLOSE
REC MODE••••SP
AV/PHONES•••AV
RETURN
!0
3 Display set up submenu
!2
!3
!4
!5
!6
46
Brightness ............................. 27
Displays .............................. 159
Date/time select .................... 80
Card access display............. 103
Return
DISP.SET UP
!2
!4
!6
SEL.SETSET
MENUCLOSE
+
BRIGHTNESS••–
DISPLAYS••••ON
D/TIME SEL.•DATE & TIME
CARD ACCESS•ON
RETURN
!3
!5
E
4 System submenu
!7
!8
!9
@0
Wireless controller................
Tally lamp .............................
Beep ......................................
Time zone/daylight saving
time .......................................
@1 Date/time set .........................
@2 Return
49
50
23
SYSTEM
!7
!9
@1
51
53
5 Direct Printing Mode
(Appears when connecting a
printer with direct print function.)
............................................ 127
SEL.SETSET
MENUCLOSE
WL.REMOTE•••
1
TALLY LAMP••ON
BEEP••••••••ON
T.ZONE/DST••–––
D/TIME SET••–––.––,––––
––:–– ––
RETURN
C.PLAY MENU
5
CARD OPER.
VCR SET UP
DISP.SET UP
SYSTEM
PRINT
RETURN
!8
@0
@2
SEL.SETSET
MENUCLOSE
Using the Full
Range of Features
47
Using the Wireless Controller
E
The supplied wireless controller can
operate the camcorder from a distance
of up to 16 feet (5 m). Point it at the
camcorder’s remote sensor while you
press the buttons.
The tally lamp lights up to let you
know that the camcorder is in range
and responding to your commands.
t
16f
Using the Full
Range of Features
There are some functions that cannot be
operated without the wireless
controller:
• Special playback ( 30)
• Photo/date search ( 83)
• Zero set memory ( 84)
• Audio mix ( 98)
• Dubbing from a digital video
equipment ( 86)
• Analog Line-in ( 88)
• AV insert ( 92)
• Audio dubbing ( 95)
Inserting batteries
Insert two AA batteries, following the
= and - markings. Be careful not to
reverse the polarity of the batteries.
Notes:
• When using the wireless controller in brightly lit places or outdoors, the
effective range will be less.
• The camcorder may have difficulty picking up the remote control signals at
extremely close range.
• Do not leave the controller exposed to direct sunlight, or in hot or humid places.
• When the batteries run out, replace them both together.
• If the wireless controller doesn’t work, see p. 50.
48
When Operating 2 Canon DV Camcorders (Remote Sensor Mode)
To prevent interference from other
Canon wireless controllers being used
nearby, there are 2 remote sensor
modes and an off setting. The wireless
controller and the camcorder have to be
set to the same mode in order to be
compatible.
E
ZOOM
W
T
REMOTE SET
The wireless controller and the camcorder have been preset to mode 1. If you
change the mode on the camcorder, be sure to change the mode on the wireless
controller to the same mode.
TAPE
+
CAMERA
,
TAPE
+
SYSTEM
(
39)
PLAY
(VCR)
,
CARD
+ CAMERA
WL.REMOTE•••
1
,
CARD
+
PLAY
(VCR)
A 1 : Mode 1
A 2 : Mode 2
OFFB : Sensor off
To turn the remote sensor off:
• B appears in the display.
To change the mode...
...on the camcorder:
Open the menu and select SYSTEM. Then select WL.REMOTE, set it
to A 1 or A 2 and close the menu.
Using the Full
Range of Features
Open the menu and select SYSTEM. Then select WL.REMOTE, set it
to OFF B and close the menu.
• The selected mode will appear on the display for 4 seconds.
...on the wireless controller:
Press and hold the REMOTE SET button on the wireless controller.
Simultaneously press the ZOOM W button for mode 1 or the ZOOM
T button for mode 2. Continue to press simultaneously for over 2
seconds.
• Be sure to set the wireless controller to the same mode as the camcorder.
49
If your wireless controller isn’t working:
E
Make sure the camcorder and the wireless controller are both set to the same
mode. Check the mode the camcorder is set to by pushing any button other than
the REMOTE SET button on the wireless controller. The camcorder’s mode
appears in purple for about 4 seconds. Set the wireless controller’s mode
accordingly by pressing the aforementioned button combinations. If the wireless
controller still doesn’t work, change the batteries.
Notes:
• The mode the camcorder is set to also appears for 4 seconds when you turn the
power on.
• When you replace the batteries, the wireless controller returns to mode 1.
Change the mode again if necessary.
Using the Full
Range of Features
Turning off the tally lamp
The tally lamp lets you know that the
camera is recording, receiving signals
from the wireless controller or
counting down for the self-timer.
However, its flashing may be reflected
into the lens during close-up recording,
or when recording through glass.
You may therefore decide to turn it off.
TAPE
(
39)
+
CAMERA
,
SYSTEM
TAPE
+
PLAY
(VCR)
,
CARD
+ CAMERA
,
CARD
+
PLAY
(VCR)
TALLY LAMP••ON
To turn the tally lamp off, open the menu and select SYSTEM. Then
select TALLY LAMP, set it to OFF and close the menu.
• The tally lamp no longer flashes during recording, but it will still light up when
the camera receives a signal from the wireless controller and during the selftimer countdown.
50
Setting the Date and Time
E
The date and/or time display forms part of the data code. You can choose to
display or hide it during playback ( 80).
Set the date and time display when you first start using your camcorder. Install the
backup battery before you begin ( 147).
• Before you start setting the date and time, select your home time zone from the
menu.
Setting the time zone/daylight saving time
TAPE
39)
CAMERA
,
SYSTEM
TAPE
+
PLAY
(VCR)
,
CARD
+ CAMERA
,
CARD
+
PLAY
(VCR)
T.ZONE/DST••N.Y.
1. Open the menu and select SYSTEM and press the SET button.
2. Select T.ZONE/DST.
• The time zone display appears on the screen.
• Your camcorder’s time zone is factory-preset to New York. If you are at
another time zone, select your time zone first and daylight saving time
(DST) setting if necessary.
Using the Full
Range of Features
(
+
3. Move up or down the list of time zones with the selector dial.
Select the option that represents your time zone and press the SET
button.
• If you are now in daylight saving time, select the time zone with the
daylight saving time mark U next to the area.
4. Close the menu.
51
E
16
1
19
18
24
20
4
2
3
17
6
7
10
9
15
8
5
21
23
12
14
22
11
13
14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24
Using the Full
Range of Features
No. Time zone
52
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
Notes:
• After you have selected your time zone and set the date and time, when you
travel to another time zone, there is no need to reset the date and time. Just set
the time zone to your destination and the camcorder’s clock will automatically
change to display the correct time for your destination.
• The camcorder automatically accounts for the number of days in a month and
leap year.
Setting the clock
E
After you set the date and time, the date/time and home time zone will be
displayed for about 4 seconds each time you turn the power on.
TAPE
(
+
CAMERA
,
TAPE
+
PLAY
(VCR)
SYSTEM
39)
,
CARD
+ CAMERA
,
CARD
+
PLAY
(VCR)
D/TIME SET••JAN. 1,2003
12:00 AM
1. Open the menu and select SYSTEM.
2. Select D/TIME SET and press the SET button.
• The year display starts to flash.
3. Turn the selector dial up and down to change the year. Press the
SET button to move to another part of the display.
• Once you move from the year, the next part of the display starts flashing.
4. Set the month, day, hours, and minutes in the same way.
5. Press the MENU button when finished, and to start the clock.
Using the Full
Range of Features
Notes:
• To make a change to part of the date and time, press the SET button at step 3 to
move to the part to be changed. Turn the dial to make the change, then close the
menu.
• The date can be set to any year between 2003 and 2030.
• If you press the MENU button in the middle of setting the date and time, you
leave the menu, and the clock starts.
• If you press the SET button after setting the minutes you can set the date and
time again from the start.
Date and time display
You can choose to display or hide the date and time display during recording.
When the date and time display is set to ON, date and time are shown in the
lower left-hand corner of the display but the time zone disappears in about 4
seconds. The large, 4-second display will no longer appear when you turn on the
power. It is not automatically superimposed on your recordings.
TAPE
(
39)
+
CAMERA
,
CARD
DISP.SET UP
+
CAMERA
D/T DISPLAY•OFF
To turn it on, open the menu and select DISP.SET UP. Then select D/T
DISPLAY, set it to ON and close the menu.
53
Recording Still Images onto a Tape
To take still images on a memory card, see p. 106.
E
PHOTO
You can record still images like photographs. The camcorder records the picture
and sound to tape for several seconds. The exposure is automatically adjusted.
Copy still images automatically to a memory card ( 137) for transfer to a PC for
image enhancement and printout. Also, starting your shooting with a still image
makes it easy to find the beginning again later with the Photo Search function
( 83).
You can take a still image at any time during regular video recording, or you can
put the camcorder into record pause mode first, then take a still image.
Using the Full
Range of Features
TAPE
+
CAMERA
During record mode
Press the PHOTO button fully down and the still image will be taken
immediately.
• The camcorder takes the image immediately, and then records the “photo” to the
tape for approximately 6 seconds. During this time the camcorder also records
the sound, and the display shows the still image.
• A counter display appears, and counts up as the camcorder records the image.
• The camcorder returns to record pause mode.
During record pause mode
1. Press the PHOTO button halfway down and hold it.
• “PHOTO” flashes at the bottom right of display.
• Exposure is locked.
• During autofocus F flashes white in the display as the camcorder adjusts the
focus and it is displayed continuously as a green mark when the camcorder
is ready to take the still image.
54
• If the subject is unsuitable for autofocus ( 153), the camcorder may not
be able to focus, and F may continue to flash white in the display. Continue
to hold the PHOTO button halfway down, then adjust the focus manually
with the selector dial.
• If you are using manual focus ( 76), the F mark starts as a continuous
green mark. Focus with the selector dial.
E
2. Press the PHOTO button fully down to take the still image.
• The camcorder takes the image immediately, and then records the “photo” to
the tape for approximately 6 seconds. During this time the camcorder also
records the sound, and the display shows the still image.
• A counter display appears, and counts up as the camcorder records the still
image. F disappears from the display.
• The camcorder returns to record pause mode.
Notes:
• The camcorder automatically returns to record pause mode after recording a
still image for approximately 6 seconds. If you turn the POWER switch to OFF
during that time, the camcorder will respond only after recording is complete.
• The wireless controller’s PHOTO button has no half-way setting. Press the
button fully and the camcorder immediately takes the “photo”.
• Record still images under sufficient lighting condition (in which you can
identify the subject on the screen).
Using the Full
Range of Features
55
Turning the Image Stabilizer Off
E
With most camcorders, even the slightest hand movements will be noticeable
during telephoto recording. However, the ELURA50’s image stabilizer allows you
to obtain steady recordings even at high magnification.
• The image stabilizer cannot be used in CARD CAMERA mode.
TAPE
Using the Full
Range of Features
(
56
39)
+
CAMERA
CAM.SET UP
IMAGE S.
••ON
To turn the image stabilizer off, open the menu and select CAM.SET
UP. Then select IMAGE S. i, set it to OFF and close the menu.
• The i mark disappears from the display when the stabilizer is off.
• The image stabilizer cannot be turned off when the program selector is set to
the [ (Easy Recording) position.
Notes:
• Keep the image stabilizer turned off when the camcorder is mounted on a
tripod.
• The image stabilizer is designed to deal with a normal degree of camcorder
shake.
• The image stabilizer may not be as effective as usual during the Low Light,
Night and Super Night mode.
Using the Various Recording Programs
E
The camcorder is equipped with the Easy Recording program and several program
AE modes. The availability of functions differs depending on the selected mode.
• For simple point-and-shoot operation, select the Easy Recording program. Slide
the program selector to the [ position.
• For normal shooting conditions, slide the program selector to Q (program AE)
mode. Open the program menu and select AUTO ( 58).
• For various other recording conditions, the camcorder has additional specialized
AE (auto exposure) programs.
Availability of functions in each recording program
b
h
i
h
h
A
Using the Full
Range of Features
Low Light
Plus
Super
Night
h
h
A
h
h
i
h
i
h
ON
h
i
h
i
h
i
i
h
Card mix*1
h : Available
Night
b/
Digital effects*2
16:9*1
Low
Light
Sand &
Snow
Spotlight
Q
AE shift
Image stabilizer*1
Portrait
White balance
Sports
[
Shutter speed
Focus
Auto
Position of
program selector
Position of the
TAPE/CARD switch
Digital Zoom
[
(Easy
Recording)
Recording
Program
i : Not available
A : Automatic function only
*1 Can be used only when the TAPE/CARD switch is set to b.
*2 Only Black and White can be used in CARD CAMERA mode.
You cannot use the multi-image screen in the Night and Super Night recording
program.
57
E
Setting the program AE mode
TAPE
1.
2.
3.
4.
+
CAMERA
,
CARD
+
CAMERA
Slide the program selector to Q (program AE) mode.
Press the SET button to display the program menu.
Turn the selector dial to move the arrow up or down the display.
Press the SET button to select the desired program.
Using the Full
Range of Features
• The program will appear in the display.
Notes:
• The name of your selected recording program appears constantly on the left of
the display, with the exception of Auto, which is displayed and then disappears
after 4 seconds.
• Avoid changing programs during recording as the brightness of the image may
change suddenly.
• If you switch the camcorder from the [ program to the Q program, the
camcorder returns to the Auto program.
• When recording in dark places a bright light in the
scene may cause a vertical light bar (“smear”) to
appear. This is a normal feature of camcorders.
Easy Recording Program
The camcorder adjusts focus, exposure and other
settings automatically, allowing you to just point and
shoot.
[
Program AE Modes
Auto
The camcorder adjusts focus, exposure and other
settings automatically. However, you have the option of
adjusting the settings manually.
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AUTO
Sports
Use this mode to record sports scenes (such as tennis or
golf), moving objects (such as roller coasters) or when
recording from a moving car.
• This mode is set at a high shutter speed and should
therefore be used in sufficient light.
• This mode is mainly intended for frame-by-frame or
slow playback. The picture may not appear smooth
when played back in normal speed.
SPORTS
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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.
• This mode is set at a higher shutter speed. The picture
may not appear smooth when played back.
PORTRAIT
Spotlight
SPOTLIGHT
Sand & Snow
Use this mode in bright places such as a sunny beach or
ski resort. It prevents the subject from being
underexposed.
• The subject may become overexposed in dark
surroundings. Check the image on the screen.
• This mode is set at a higher shutter speed. The picture
may not appear smooth when played back.
SAND&SNOW
Using the Full
Range of Features
Use this mode to record spotlit scenes such as shows,
recitals or fireworks.
Low Light
Use this mode to record in dimly lit places. The shutter
is fixed at a slow shutter speed.
• 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.
LOWLIGHT
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Night (TAPE CAMERA mode)
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In TAPE CAMERA mode, use this mode to record in
dark places. The shutter speed is adjusted automatically.
It is useful when recording in places with changing
light conditions (such as in amusement parks).
• 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.
NIGHT
Super Night (TAPE CAMERA mode)
In TAPE CAMERA mode, use this mode to record in
very dark places. The shutter speed is adjusted
automatically. The White LED lights up automatically
responding to the surrounding brightness and
illuminates the subject in the center of the screen,
allowing you to record brightly in color.
S.NIGHT
Using the Full
Range of Features
Low Light Plus (CARD CAMERA mode)
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In CARD CAMERA mode, use this mode to record in
dark places. The shutter is fixed at a slow shutter speed.
The White LED lights up illuminating the subject in the
center of the screen, allowing you to record brightly in
color.
Concerning Super Night and Low Light Plus modes:
• The range of the White LED is limited. Check the
image on the screen when recording.
• Use this mode for recordings at close range (up to 6.6
ft (2m)).
• 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.
LOWLIGHT+
Using Digital Effects
Use the camcorder’s digital effects for more interesting productions.
Faders:
Start or end scenes on a tape with a fade to or from black
( 62). Fade Trigger, Wipe, Corner, Jump, Flip, Puzzle,
Zigzag, Beam, Tide
Effects:
Add flavor to your recordings ( 64).
Art, Black and White, Sepia, Mosaic, Ball, Cube, Wave,
Color Mask, Mirror
Multi-image Screen: Divides the display to show 4, 9 or 16 still images. Has 4
transition speed options: fast, moderate, slow and manual
( 67).
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Availability of digital effects by mode
TAPE
CAMERA
PHOTO
TAPE
PLAY (VCR)
CARD
CAMERA
CARD
PLAY (VCR)
Faders
h
i
h
i
i
Effects
h
h
h
h *1
i
h *2
h *2
h
i
i
Multi-image
Screen
Notes:
• When you do not want to use digital effects, press the D.EFFECTS SELECT
button and select D.EFFECT | from the digital effects menu. Press the
D.EFFECTS SELECT button to close the menu.
• The camcorder remembers your chosen digital effect setting until you change it.
• Digital effects can be selected but not operated on a blank blue screen (appears
in TAPE PLAY (VCR) mode). The display continues to flash.
• Digital effects operated during TAPE PLAY (VCR) mode are not recorded onto
the original tape.
• Digital effects can be added to another tape when dubbing using the AV out
terminal (TAPE PLAY (VCR) mode), but not the DV out terminal.
• You cannot operate digital effects while photo/date searching.
• If you slide the program selector to [ (Easy Recording) while the digital effect
display is flashing, it will disappear from the display and reappear when you
return to Q (program AE) mode.
• The digital effect display will flash for 2 seconds after setting, even if
DISPLAYS is set to OFF in the menu.
• The image quality may be slightly lower with digital effects.
Using the Full
Range of Features
h : Available
i : Not available
*1 : Black and White only
*2 : Cannot be used in Night and Super Night recording program.
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Faders
Fade Trigger (FADE-T)
The image gradually fades in.
The image gradually fades out.
Wipe (WIPE)
The image begins as a thin
vertical line in the
center of the screen
and expands sideways
until it fills the whole
screen.
The image is wiped off from
both sides of the screen.
Corner Wipe (CORNER)
Using the Full
Range of Features
The image appears from
the corners until it fills
the whole screen.
Jump (JUMP)
The image is wiped off from
the corners.
A small image appears from
the left, jumps into the
center and enlarges
until it fills the whole
screen.
Flip (FLIP)
The image shrinks, jumps
from the center to the left and
disappears.
The image flips into the screen.
The image flips out of the
screen.
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Faders
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Puzzle (PUZZLE)
The image appears in 16 pieces.
The pieces move
around until the
puzzle is solved.
The image divides into 16 pieces.
The pieces move around and
disappear.
Zigzag (ZIGZAG)
The image appears in zigzag
from the top of the
screen.
White stripes appear in zigzag from
the bottom of the screen until they
cover the whole image.
Beam (BEAM)
A yellow beam appears in the middle
of the screen and expands until it
covers the whole image.
Tide (TIDE)
Using the Full
Range of Features
The screen turns yellow, forms
a beam and the full
image appears.
The image appears from both
sides like tides.
The image disappears from both
sides like tides.
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Effects
Art (ART)
The image becomes like a paint (solarization).
Black and White (BLK & WHT)
The image becomes black and white.
Sepia (SEPIA)
The image becomes monochrome with a brownish tint.
Mosaic (MOSAIC)
The image is blurred through enlarging the size of some pixels.
Ball (BALL)
Using the Full
Range of Features
The image becomes like a ball.
Cube (CUBE)
The image becomes a cube and rotates.
Wave (WAVE)
Both ends of the image sway in waves.
Color Masking (COLOR M.)
The image becomes a rhombus surrounded by a masking frame that
changes the colors.
Mirror (MIRROR)
Creates a symmetrical image as if there would be a mirror in the center of
the screen.
Note:
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MENU
SET
D.EFFECTS
ON/OFF
Operating faders
Sound and image fade together.
When operating faders in TAPE CAMERA mode, make sure the program selector
is set to Q.
TAPE
+
CAMERA
,
TAPE
+
PLAY
(VCR)
Select fader
1. Press the D.EFFECTS SELECT button to open the digital effects
menu.
• The settings appear. Select the setting by turning the selector dial.
3. Select the desired setting.
• You return to the digital effects menu.
4. Press the D.EFFECTS SELECT button to close the menu.
• The name of your selected fader flashes in the display.
Using the Full
Range of Features
• D.EFFECT |, FADER, EFFECT and MULTI-S appear.
2. Select FADER.
Fader on/off
5. Press the D.EFFECTS ON/OFF button.
• The name of your selection stops flashing.
• Each time you press the D.EFFECTS ON/OFF button, the chosen fader is
activated (display lights continuously) or deactivated (display flashes).
6. If you’re in TAPE CAMERA mode:
Fade in- Press the start/stop button.
Fade out- Press the start/stop button.
If you’re in TAPE PLAY (VCR) mode:
Fade in- Press the e (play) button.
Fade out- Press the a (pause) button.
Note:
• Faders cannot be selected when Card Mix is activated.
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Operating effects
Sound records/plays back normally.
When operating effects in TAPE CAMERA or CARD CAMERA mode, make
sure the program selector is set to Q.
TAPE
+
CAMERA
,
TAPE
+
PLAY
(VCR)
Select effect
1. Press the D.EFFECTS SELECT button to open the digital effects
menu.
• D.EFFECT |, FADER, EFFECT and MULTI-S appear.
2. Select EFFECT.
• The settings appear. Select the setting by turning the selector dial.
3. Select the desired setting.
• You return to the digital effects menu.
4. Press the D.EFFECTS SELECT button to close the menu.
• The menu disappears and the name of your selected setting flashes in the
display.
Using the Full
Range of Features
Effect on/off
5. If you’re in TAPE PLAY (VCR) mode, press the e (play) button.
6. Press the D.EFFECTS ON/OFF button.
• The name of your selection stops flashing and takes effect on the display.
• Each time you press the D.EFFECTS ON/OFF button, the chosen effect is
activated or deactivated.
CARD
+
CAMERA
1. Press the D.EFFECTS SELECT button.
• BLK&WHT flashes in the display.
2. Press the D.EFFECTS ON/OFF button.
• The effect is activated and the image appears in black and white.
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Using the Multi-Image Screen
Divides your display image into 4, 9 or 16 smaller images with the Image Capture
feature. With this feature, the camcorder captures the current scene being shot or
replayed. Choose the transition speed — manual, fast (every 4 frames), moderate
(every 6 frames*) or slow (every 8 frames*) — at which to capture a moving
subject, such as a person playing tennis or golf. Sound is recorded normally.
* In Low Light mode: moderate (every 8 frames), slow (every 12 frames)
4 images
9 images
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16 images
Operating the multi-image screen
TAPE
+
CAMERA
,
TAPE
+
PLAY
(VCR)
Select multi-image screen
1. Press the D.EFFECTS SELECT button to open the digital effects
menu.
Using the Full
Range of Features
When operating the multi-image screen in TAPE CAMERA mode, make sure the
program selector is set to Q and any program other than the Night and Super
Night recording program.
In TAPE PLAY (VCR) mode, you can only operate the multi-image screen in the
following playback modes:
When M.S.SPEED is set to MANUAL: Still image playback, slow forward/
reverse playback
When M.S.SPEED is set to FAST, MODERATE or SLOW: Still image playback
• D.EFFECT |, FADER, EFFECT and MULTI-S appear.
2. Select MULTI-S.
• M.S.SPEED and M.S.SPLIT settings appear.
3. Select M.S.SPEED.
• MANUAL, FAST, MODERATE and SLOW settings appear.
4. Select the desired setting.
• You return to the digital effects menu.
5. Select MULTI-S again.
• M.S.SPEED and M.S.SPLIT settings appear.
6. Select M.S.SPLIT.
• 4, 9, 16 settings appear.
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7. Select the desired setting.
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• You return to the digital effects menu.
8. Press the D.EFFECTS SELECT button to close the menu.
• The digital effects menu disappears.
• MULTI-S flashes in the display.
Multi-image screen on/off
9. Press the D.EFFECTS ON/OFF button.
• MULTI-S stops flashing.
• Manual: As you press the D.EFFECTS ON/OFF button, scenes will be
captured one after another in the indicated number of times. If you push and
hold the D.EFFECTS ON/OFF button for more than a second, the last
image captured will be erased.
• The image currently being recorded is framed in blue. The frame disappears
after the last image is captured.
• Automatic: The camcorder will capture the indicated number of images at
the indicated speed.
10.Press the start/stop button to begin recording.
Using the Full
Range of Features
• The multi-image screen is recorded to the tape.
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Notes:
• You can operate the multi-image screen from record or record pause mode.
• After all the images have been captured, press the D.EFFECTS ON/OFF button
quickly to cancel the multi-image screen.
• When you are operating the multi-image screen in TAPE PLAY (VCR) mode,
the multi-image screen will be canceled if you press any tape operating buttons
(such as the play/pause button), or if you perform date/photo search.
• You cannot use digital zoom or the 16:9 mode when the multi-image screen is
set. The display becomes “– – –”.
• The multi-image screen cannot be selected when Card Mix is activated.
Audio Recording
Selecting the audio mode
The camcorder can record sound on a tape in two audio modes — 16-bit and 12bit. The 16-bit mode produces the higher sound quality (slightly superior to CD)
while the 12-bit mode records on two channels (stereo 1), leaving 2 channels free
(stereo 2) for you to add new sound at a later time.
TAPE
+
CAMERA
,
TAPE
VCR SET UP
(
+
E
PLAY
(VCR)
AUDIO MODE••12bit
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To switch to the 16-bit mode, open the menu and select VCR SET UP.
Then select AUDIO MODE, set it to “16 bit” and close the menu.
• “16 bit” is shown in the display for approximately 4 seconds.
External microphone
Using the Full
Range of Features
Notes:
• For details on adding new sound, see p. 95.
• For details of playing back a tape that has new sound on stereo 2, see p. 98.
• When you record to the ELURA50 from a camcorder with DV terminal
outputs, the audio mode becomes automatically set to 12 bit.
• In TAPE PLAY (VCR) mode, the audio mode takes effect when doing analog
line-in recording or AV insert. When you do DV in recording, the setting
automatically changes to that of the digital device connected to the camcorder.
For greater creative control over audio recording, you can connect an external
microphone to the camcorder via the MIC terminal. When using the MIC
terminal, use a microphone with a built-in power supply (condenser microphone).
It is possible to connect almost any stereo microphone with a plug diameter of
0.14 inch (3.5 mm), however, their audio levels will be different from that of the
built-in microphone.
Attach the microphone to the optional SA-1 Adapter Bracket.
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Wind screen
The camcorder has an automatic wind screen to prevent wind noise from
interfering with the sound track. Make sure it’s off when you want the
microphone to be as sensitive as possible. Use the wind screen when recording in
windy places such as the beach or near buildings.
TAPE
(
39)
+
CAMERA
,
TAPE
VCR SET UP
+
PLAY
(VCR)
WIND SCREEN••OFF
To turn it on, open the menu and select VCR SET UP. Then select
WIND SCREEN, set it to ON and close the menu.
Using the Full
Range of Features
• WS O is shown in the display when you turn the wind screen on.
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Notes:
• Low sound may be reduced together with the wind noise. We recommend
turning off the wind screen for normal recordings.
• The wind screen function cannot be turned on/off during recording.
• The wind screen can be used for audio dubbing with the built-in microphone in
TAPE PLAY (VCR) mode as well as recording (when AUDIO DUB. is set to
MIC. IN in VCR SET UP submenu).
• The wind screen does not operate when an external microphone is connected to
the MIC terminal.
Setting the Self-Timer
For stills
2
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For movies
2, 3
START
/STOP PHOTO
SELF
TIMER MENU
1
This is useful when you want to include yourself in the picture when recording
movies or still images to tape or memory card.
TAPE
(
+
CAMERA
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,
CARD
+
CAMERA
CAM. SET UP
SELF-TIMER••OFF
• SELF-T appears in the display.
• To have the subject monitor recording, rotate the LCD panel 180° (
28).
For movies
Using the Full
Range of Features
1. Open the menu, select VCR SET UP and set the SELF-TIMER to
ON
or
press the SELF TIMER button on the wireless controller.
2. Press the start/stop button.
• The camcorder starts to record after a 10-second countdown period (or after
2 seconds when you use the wireless controller). The time remaining counts
down in the display (e.g. “5 SEC”).
• SELF-T disappears from the display when recording begins.
• The tally lamp starts flashing.
3. Press the start/stop button to end recording.
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For still images
2. Press the PHOTO button on the camcorder body or the wireless
controller.
• The camcorder automatically adjusts the focus 2 seconds before the
countdown is complete. The F mark flashes white then turns green after the
focus and exposure are set. If you are using the wireless controller, the F
mark starts flashing immediately after you press the PHOTO button.
• The camcorder takes the still image for approximately 6 seconds.
• If you’re in TAPE CAMERA mode, the camcorder returns to record pause
mode after recording to a tape. If you’re in CARD CAMERA mode, the
currently recording image appears after recording onto a memory card.
Using the Full
Range of Features
Notes:
• To cancel the self-timer setting, set the SELF-TIMER to OFF through the
menu, or press the SELF-TIMER button on the wireless controller.
• To cancel the countdown of the self-timer, press the start/stop button (when
recording a movie) or PHOTO button (when recording a still image).
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Adjusting AE Shift
By controlling the level of the automatic exposure (AE) function, you can lighten
or darken the image slightly. This allows you to compensate for backlit,
overexposed scenes.
E
1,3
2
TAPE
+
CAMERA
,
CARD
+
CAMERA
Make sure the program selector is set to Q.
• eAE ±0 appears light blue.
3. Turn the selector dial to choose your desired level.
• Levels are from –2 to +2, in 0.25 intervals (excluding –1.75 and +1.75).
• The higher the setting, the brighter the image.
Notes:
• You cannot adjust the exposure without the e mark before AE in the display.
Press the EXP button so that e appears before AE. Then you can adjust the
exposure manually.
• You cannot adjust the AE Shift when the camcorder is set to [ (Easy
Recording), the Spotlight, Sand & Snow, Night or Super Night recording
program.
• To cancel AE shift, set it to ±0 and press the EXP button.
Using the Full
Range of Features
1. Press the SET button and select any recording program other than
Spotlight, Sand & Snow, Night or Super Night from the program
menu.
2. Press the EXP button.
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Setting the Shutter Speed
Set the shutter speed manually to take stable shots of quickly moving subjects.
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TAPE
+
CAMERA
,
CARD
Using the Full
Range of Features
CAM.SET UP
+
CAMERA
SHUTTER•••••AUTO
(
39)
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Make sure the camcorder is set to the Q (program AE) mode.
Press the SET button and choose AUTO from the program menu.
Open the menu and select CAM.SET UP.
Select SHUTTER.
Press the SET button to select the desired shutter speed.
TAPE
CARD
AUTO
AUTO
1/60
1/100
1/250
1/500
1/1000
1/2000
slower
1/60
1/100
1/250
faster
• Only shutter speeds up to 1/250 are available when using a memory card.
6. Close the menu.
Concerning shooting in fluorescent lighting
When the camcorder is set to [ (Easy Recording) or the Auto, Night or Super
Night recording program in TAPE CAMERA mode, it automatically detects the
flicker of fluorescent lighting and adjusts the shutter speed to compensate.
However, if the brightness of the LCD or viewfinder display starts to flicker,
make sure the camcorder is set to the Auto recording program and select the
1/100 shutter speed.
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Guidelines for shooting using high shutter speeds
• When shooting with a shutter speed of 1/1000 or higher, do not shoot the sun
directly.
Recommended shutter speeds when shooting:
• People doing outdoor sports such as
golf or tennis
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1/2000
• Moving cars or trains or other
rapidly moving vehicles such as
roller coasters
1/1000, 1/500 or
1/250
• People doing indoor sports such as
basketball
1/100
Using the Full
Range of Features
Notes:
• You are unable to set the shutter speed in any recording program other than
AUTO.
• The image may not appear smooth when a high shutter speed is set.
• The camcorder returns to the auto shutter setting when you slide the program
selector to [ (Easy Recording), or change the recording program.
• If you set the shutter speed to 1/500 or above in TAPE CAMERA mode and
then switch the camcorder to CARD CAMERA mode, the shutter speed will
automatically change to 1/250.
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Adjusting Focus Manually
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The camcorder focuses automatically. All you have to do is point and the subject in
the center of the screen will usually be in sharp focus. It may happen that a subject
is not suitable for autofocus. Use the manual focusing function to adjust the focus.
1. Press the FOCUS button to turn the autofocus off.
• The focus remains locked at the point set by autofocus.
2. Use the selector dial to set the focus.
• Turn the selector dial downward to move the focus farther away.
• Turn the selector dial upwards to bring the focus nearer.
• If you zoom in on your subject after turning off the autofocus, it may not
stay in focus. It is generally best to adjust the zoom first and then the focus.
Using the Full
Range of Features
Notes:
• If the e icon is shown before AE, the focus cannot be adjusted manually. Press
the focus button again to bring the e icon before MF.
• The camcorder will return to autofocus when selecting the [ (Easy Recording)
program.
• Autofocus can not be turned off in [ (Easy Recording) program.
• See “Troubleshooting” on p. 152 for a list of subjects that may not be suitable
for autofocus.
Infinity Focus
Use this function when you wish to focus on faraway subjects such as mountains
or fireworks.
Press the FOCUS button more than 3 seconds in step 2 above to
record in infinity focus mode.
• The MF∞ icon will appear on the display.
• ∞ will disappear when you operate the zoom or the selector dial and the
camcorder will change to manual focus.
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Setting the White Balance
The camcorder’s auto white balance
system compensates for a wide range of
lighting conditions. Although slight
variations are unavoidable, colors will
appear natural in virtually every
situation.
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In some cases, you will get better
results by setting the white balance
yourself, or using one of the two preset
modes:
T Indoor Mode
• Under halogen or studio/video
lighting
• Subject is of one dominant color
• Close ups
U Outdoor mode
• In daylight, especially for closeups and where the subject is of
one dominant color
TAPE
1.
2.
3.
4.
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CAMERA
,
CARD
CAM.SET UP
+
CAMERA
WHITE BAL.••AUTO
Make sure the camcorder is set to the Q (program AE) mode.
Open the menu and select CAM.SET UP.
Select WHITE BAL.
a) For the indoor, outdoor or auto settings, press the SET button to
choose the setting.
Using the Full
Range of Features
(
+
• T/U appears in the display when you set the white balance to
indoor/outdoor mode.
b) To set the white balance yourself, point the camcorder at a white
object (such as a sheet of paper) and zoom in until it fills the
display. Then press the SET button to select SETW.
• Make sure to continue pointing the camcorder at the white object until
you have finished setting the white balance.
• The W display flashes then remains lit.
• Depending on the light source, the flashing may at times continue. The
result will remain better than with the auto setting and you can continue
recording.
5. Close the menu.
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Setting the white balance manually will probably work better
than auto white balance when shooting:
Subjects with one dominant color, such as sky, sea or forest
Close-ups
In rapidly changing lighting conditions
Using the Full
Range of Features
In places lit by certain types of fluorescent or mercury vapor
lights
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Notes:
• Turn the digital zoom off (if necessary) to set a more accurate white balance.
• If you have set the white balance and lighting conditions change, reset the white
balance.
• Try to record with light from a single source. Correct white balance cannot be
obtained for two types of lighting at once.
• You cannot set the white balance or choose the indoor/outdoor mode when the
program selector is set to the [ (Easy Recording) program.
• The white balance returns to the AUTO setting when you slide the program
selector to [ (Easy Recording).
• When you turn the camcorder on, the white balance returns to AUTO. If you
then switch the white balance to SET, the camcorder will remember your last
setting.
• During normal outdoor shooting, setting to AUTO may provide better results.
Enlarging the Image During Playback
You can enlarge the image by 2 times during TAPE and CARD PLAY (VCR)
mode. You can also move the image up, down, to the right or left.
• Movies played back from a memory card cannot be enlarged.
TAPE
+
PLAY
(VCR)
,
CARD
+
E
PLAY
(VCR)
During Playback
1. Move the zoom lever toward T.
• The image is magnified by 2 times.
2. Move the image to the right and left.
• Turn the selector dial up to move the image to the right, and down to move
the image to the left.
• Press the SET button first. Turn the selector dial up to move the image up,
and down to move the image down.
• Pressing the SET button will switch the direction between right and left, up
and down.
Using the Full
Range of Features
3. Move the image up and down.
4. To cancel, move the zoom lever toward W.
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Displaying Date, Time and Camcorder Data (Data Code)
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A data code, containing the date and time the recording was made and other
camcorder data (shutter speed and exposure settings) is automatically recorded on
a special data section of the tape.
• Only the date and time appear in the data code when using a memory card.
DATA
CODE
During TAPE PLAY (VCR) mode, the data code can be displayed or hidden while
the camcorder is in play, slow or still mode.
Using the Full
Range of Features
Camcorder data may be displayed as “– – –” during fast forward, rewind, reverse
playback, forward and reverse ×2 playback.
Press the DATA CODE button. When using a cassette, press it while
the camcorder is in play, slow or still mode.
• Press it once to display, once more to hide it.
Selecting date/time
Select whether you want the date, the time, or both to show up on your data code
display.
TAPE
(
39)
+
PLAY
(VCR)
,
CARD
DISP.SET UP
+
PLAY
(VCR)
D/TIME SEL.•DATE & TIME
To change the date and time combination, open the menu and select
DISP.SET UP. Then select D/TIME SEL., set it to DATE, TIME or
DATE & TIME and close the menu.
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Setting the data code
You can also choose to display camcorder data (shutter speed and exposure
settings) in the data code.
TAPE
+
PLAY
(VCR)
DISP.SET UP
(
E
39)
DATA CODE•••DATE/TIME
To change, open the menu and select DISP.SET UP. Then select DATA
CODE, set it to DATE/TIME, CAMERA DATA or CAM. & D/T and
close the menu.
Possible data code combinations for tapes:
DATA CODE
(tape only)
Date/Time
Camera data
D/TIME SEL.
Date
Date & Time
JAN. 1,2003
F1.8
1/250
F1.8
1/250
JAN. 1,2003
12:00:00 PM
F1.8
1/250
F1.8
1/250
12:00:00 PM
12:00 PM
JAN. 1,2003
F1.8
1/250
F1.8
1/250
12:00 PM
JAN. 1,2003
Notes:
• The data code will read “– – –” in the following situations:
– During playback of a blank section of tape.
– If the tape was recorded before entering the date and time in the camcorder’s
memory.
– If the tape was recorded on a camcorder without a data code function.
– If noise or tape damage prevents the data code from being read.
• If a recording made on ELURA50 is played back on a different DV camcorder,
the data code may not be displayed correctly.
• The data code will appear in the display even if DISPLAYS ( 159) has been
set to OFF through the menu.
Using the Full
Range of Features
Time
Date/Time &
Camera data
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E
Six-second auto date
The 6-second auto date appears for 6 seconds to mark the changeover of a day if
the tape was being recorded at 12:00 midnight. It also appears for 6 seconds when
you start playback and have the data code turned off. The 6-second auto date will
adjust for any time zone changes you have indicated.
TAPE
(
39)
+
PLAY
(VCR)
DISP.SET UP
6SEC. DATE•••OFF
To turn the 6-second auto date on, open the menu and select
DISP.SET UP. Then select 6SEC. DATE, set it to ON and close the
menu.
Using the Full
Range of Features
Note:
• When 6SEC.DATE is turned on but DISPLAYS (
second auto date will still appear for 6 seconds.
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159) is turned off, the 6-
Searching the Tape (Photo Search/Date Search)
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ZERO SET SEARCH
MEMORY SELECT
AUDIO
DUB.
REW
PLAY
FF
AV
INSERT
–/
STOP
+/
REMOTE SET PAUSE
SLOW
×2
This allows you to move quickly through still images recorded anywhere on a
tape (photo search) or between different days or areas of recording (date search)
on a tape.
TAPE
+
PLAY
(VCR)
1. Press the SEARCH SELECT button to choose between photo/date
search.
• PHOTO SEARCH or DATE SEARCH is shown in the display for 4
seconds.
• Press once to move to the start of the previous/next still image or day on the
tape.
• You can press more than once to move to the corresponding still image or
day (up to a maximum of 10 times), e.g. press the + button 5 times to
move forward 5 still images or days.
• PHOTO SEARCH/DATE SEARCH appears in the middle of the display
alongside the - or + mark and number to search through. You can
change direction easily by pressing the button for the opposite direction.
Using the Full
Range of Features
2. Press the - and + buttons to move backwards or forwards
through the still images or between different days of recording.
Notes:
• Press 3 (stop) to stop mid-search.
• If you begin a search very close to the start of a recorded still image during
photo search, the camcorder may skip straight past it.
• When you have set the area for the World Clock, date search also looks for the
change in date based on the adjusted time.
• A date/area cannot be identified if the total recording time on that day/area was
less than 1 minute.
• Date search playback may start just before or after the beginning of the located
section.
• If the data code is not displayed correctly you will not be able to operate the
date search correctly.
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Returning to a Pre-Marked Position
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ZERO SET SEARCH
MEMORY SELECT
AUDIO
DUB.
REW
PLAY
FF
AV
INSERT
–/
STOP
+/
REMOTE SET PAUSE
SLOW
×2
Use the wireless controller to mark a point on a tape that you want to return to
following playback.
TAPE
+
CAMERA
,
TAPE
+
PLAY
(VCR)
1. Press the ZERO SET MEMORY button on the wireless controller
during playback at a point you want to return to later.
Using the Full
Range of Features
• The time code is replaced by a tape counter that is set to zero with the Â
indication.
• Press the ZERO SET MEMORY button once more to cancel the zero set
memory.
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2. When you have finished playback, fast forward or rewind the tape.
The tape stops automatically when it reaches the zero set position.
• RTN1 or `RTN appears in the display.
• The tape counter with  indication disappears from the display and the time
code reappears.
Notes:
• Time code and tape counter display may not match accurately.
• The zero set memory may not function correctly where there is a break between
recordings on the tape.
• You can also use zero set memory to mark a position on a tape in TAPE
CAMERA mode. When you then play back the tape, pressing rewind will take
you back to the pre-marked position.
• If you remove the tape while the zero set memory is set, the memory is
canceled and the tape counter reverts to time code.
• The camcorder remembers your setting even if you turn it off and back on again
or move the program selector.
Editing to a VCR
By connecting the camcorder to a VCR, you can edit your recordings in order to
remove unwanted scenes — or combine different shots to create your own video
productions.
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Preparations
1. Connect the camcorder to the VCR.
• See “Connections for Playback on a TV Screen” on p. 33.
2. Prepare the TV and VCR.
• Turn on the TV and set the TV/VIDEO selector to VIDEO.
• Turn on the VCR, and set its input selector to LINE. Load a blank cassette,
and put the VCR in record pause mode.
• See your TV and VCR instruction manuals for details.
3. Turn the camcorder’s POWER switch to PLAY (VCR), and move
the camcorder’s TAPE/CARD switch to TAPE.
• Make sure the AV/headphone terminal is set to AV through the menu
( 33). If PHONES appears in the display, switch the terminal.
4. Load your recorded cassette.
Editing
Note:
• The quality of the edited tape will be slightly lower than that of the original.
Editing
1. Find a point on your recorded cassette slightly before the section
you want to copy.
2. Start to play it back while you monitor the picture on the TV.
3. Start recording on the VCR as soon as the section you want to copy
appears on the screen.
4. Pause the VCR at the end of the section you want to copy, then stop
playback on the camcorder.
5. Repeat steps 1 to 4 until your edited recording is complete.
m (LANC) terminal
The m terminal allows you to connect
the camcorder to equipment. Some
buttons on editing equipment may
operate differently from those on the
camcorder.
Notes:
• m (LANC) is a trademark. It stands for Local Application Control Bus System.
• We cannot guarantee the results when connecting to equipment not bearing the
LANC m symbol.
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Dubbing to/from a Tape with Digital Video Equipment
Digital video equipment fitted with the DV terminal lets you edit, copy and
transfer data digitally, with virtually no generation loss in image and sound
quality. The DV terminal is for both line-in and line-out, since a single DV cable
can handle data in both directions.
• If a digital VCR is connected and an anomalous signal is sent from the VCR,
the images recorded on the tape may also be anomalous (although it may not
appear so on the TV image), or not recorded at all.
• You are unable to dub tapes recorded with the copyright protective signal.
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: Signal flow
REC SEARCH
PAUSE SELECT
ZERO SET
MEMORY REW
PLAY
FF
AUDIO
DUB.
STOP
+/
–/
AV
INSERT PAUSE
SLOW
×2
Side with arrow
Commercially available DV cable
Editing
Preparations
Example dubbing to the camcorder
1. Connect the camcorder and the other digital device.
• Connect the DV cable with the sides of the plugs marked with the arrows
facing as shown above.
2. Prepare the other device.
• Turn on the power and load a recorded cassette.
3. Turn the camcorder’s POWER switch to PLAY (VCR), and move
the camcorder’s TAPE/CARD switch to TAPE.
• DV IN appears in the display.
4. Load a blank cassette.
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Dubbing
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1. Find a point on your recorded tape slightly before the section you
want to copy and set it to playback pause mode.
2. Press the REC PAUSE button on the wireless controller.
• The camcorder enters record pause mode.
3. Start playback on the other digital device while you monitor the
picture.
4. Press the pause button.
• Recording starts.
5. When you get to the point where you want to stop recording, press
the stop button or the pause button.
• Recording stops.
6. Stop playback on the other device.
Notes:
• Blanks between recordings on the playback tape are recorded as anomalous
images on the tape that is being recorded to.
• When dubbing to a tape via the DV terminal, make sure that AV\DV is not
displayed on the screen. If so, set AV\DV OUT to OFF in the menu ( 91).
Copyright signal
Editing
Certain pre-recorded software tapes are copyright protected. If you try to play
back such a tape, “COPYRIGHT PROTECTED PLAYBACK IS RESTRICTED”
appears in the display for a few seconds and then the camcorder displays a blank
blue screen; you cannot view the contents of the tape.
If you try to record from such a tape via the digital cable “COPYRIGHT
PROTECTED DUBBING RESTRICTED” appears in the display; you cannot
record the contents of the tape.
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Recording from a VCR, TV or Analog Camcorder (Analog Line-in)
You can record a video played on your VCR or analog camcorder (for digital
camcorders, see p. 86) or a TV program onto a tape in the ELURA50, if the TV or
other device has audio/video outputs.
• If an anomalous signal is sent from the TV or VCR, the images recorded on the
tape may also be anomalous (although it may not appear so on the TV image),
not recorded at all, or COPYRIGHT PROTECTED DUBBING RESTRICTED
may appear in the display.
• You are unable to dub tapes recorded with the copyright protective signal.
E
REC SEARCH
PAUSE SELECT
ZERO SET
MEMORY REW
PLAY
AUDIO
DUB.
STOP
–/
AV
INSERT PAUSE
: Signal flow
SLOW
OUTPUT
S-150 S-video Cable
S(S1)-VIDEO
VIDEO
AUDIO
STV-250N Stereo Video Cable
L
R
Editing
You cannot use headphones while doing analog line-in recording. If you have the
AV/headphones terminal set to headphones, it will automatically switch to AV for
analog line-in recording. PHONES disappears from the display.
Preparations
Example recording from a VCR
1. Connect the camcorder to the VCR.
2. Prepare the device.
• Set the TV/Video selector on the television to Video. For further details, see
“Connections for Playback on a TV Screen” on p. 33.
• Turn on the VCR. Load your recorded cassette, and put the VCR in playback
pause mode.
• See your TV and VCR instruction manuals for details.
3. Turn the camcorder’s POWER switch to PLAY (VCR), and move
the camcorder’s TAPE/CARD switch to TAPE.
4. Load a blank cassette.
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Dubbing
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1. Find a point on your recorded tape slightly before the section you
want to copy and set it to playback pause mode.
2. Press the REC PAUSE button on the wireless controller.
• S-video and AV IN/OUT terminals work as input terminals.
• The camcorder enters record pause mode.
3. Start playback on the other device or turn on the TV to see the
desired program while you monitor the picture.
4. Press the pause button.
• Recording starts.
5. When you get to the point where you want to stop recording, press
the stop button or the pause button.
• Recording stops.
6. Stop playback on the other device.
Note:
• You can monitor the picture in the viewfinder or LCD screen.
Editing
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Digitally outputting analog video and audio
signals (Analog-Digital Converter)
E
Connecting the camcorder to your VCR or 8 mm video camera allows conversion
of recorded analog video and audio signals to digital signals in an instant. The
digital signals can be output to the other equipment with a DV terminal. The
camcorder’s DV terminal works exclusively as an output terminal.
• There may be cases where analog-digital conversion cannot be done properly,
depending on the signals output from the connected equipment.
For example: Signals that include the copyright protective signal, or anomalous
signals such as ones that include ghost signals, etc.
• You cannot use your headphones during digital conversion. Even if the
AV/headphone terminal is set to “PHONES” through the menu, it will
automatically be set to “AV”, and “PHONES” will disappear from the display.
• You are recommended to use power from a household power socket with an AC
power adapter.
• Do not operate with a cassette inserted to the camcorder.
• Turn off the power of all equipment before performing connections.
• Refer also to the instruction manuals of the other equipment connected.
: Signal flow
OUTPUT
S-150 S-video Cable
S(S1)-VIDEO
VIDEO
STV-250N
Stereo Video Cable
AUDIO
L
Editing
R
Side with
arrow
Commercially available DV cable
Above illustration shows the connection using a S-video cable. You can also
connect to the VIDEO terminal instead ( 35).
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Turning the analog-digital converter on
TAPE
+
VCR.SET UP
(
E
PLAY
(VCR)
AV
DV OUT•••OFF
39)
To turn the analog-digital converter on, open the menu and select
VCR SET UP. Then select AV \ DV OUT, set it to ON and close the
menu.
Cautions:
• For normal use, set AV \ DV OUT to OFF through the menu. If it is set to
ON, you cannot input digital signals through the camcorder’s DV terminal.
• When connecting to a PC equipped with a DV terminal, you may not be able to
transfer converted signals to your PC, depending on the software you are using,
and the specifications of your PC and its settings.
Editing
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Recording Over Existing Scenes (AV Insert Editing)
You can insert and replace images/audio on the tape of the camcorder with
images/audio from other video devices connected via AV terminal or DV
terminals. Original video and audio will be replaced with the new video and
audio.
E
Scene to be inserted
The playback tape
Insert start point
Insert end point
Before inserting
The tape in the
camcorder
After inserting
The tape in the
camcorder
: Signal flow
Editing
OUTPUT
S-150 S-video Cable
S(S1)-VIDEO
VIDEO
STV-250N
Stereo Video Cable
AUDIO
L
R
ZERO SET SEARCH
MEMORY SELECT
AUDIO
DUB.
REW
PLAY
FF
AV
INSERT
–/
STOP
+/
REMOTE SET PAUSE
Side with arrow
Commercially available DV cable
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SLOW
¥2
Preparations
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The tape in the camcorder:
When using the ELURA50’s AV insert function, only record to tapes recorded in
SP mode.
If there are non-recorded portions or portions recorded in LP mode on the tape,
recording will stop.
The playback tape:
Use only tapes without non-recorded portions.
If there are non-recorded portions or changes in the recording mode, you may not
be able to insert AV correctly.
You cannot insert AV in the following cases:
• The playback tape has been poorly recorded.
• During special playback: fast forward playback, rewind playback or slow
playback etc. (analog only).
TV:
You cannot insert AV from a TV program with anomalous synchronized signals,
such as when the program itself received poor signals.
Example recording from a VCR
• Set the TV/Video selector on the television to Video. For further details, see
“Connections for Playback on a TV Screen” on p. 33.
• Turn on the VCR and load a recorded cassette.
• See your TV and VCR instruction manuals for details.
Editing
1. Connect the camcorder to the VCR.
2. Prepare the VCR and TV.
3. Turn the camcorder’s POWER switch to PLAY (VCR) and load a
recorded cassette.
• Make sure the REC/SAVE tab on the cassette has been slid to REC (closed
position).
4. Move the camcorder’s TAPE/CARD switch to TAPE.
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Editing
E
1. On the VCR, locate a point 3 seconds before the scene to be
inserted. Set the VCR to playback pause mode.
2. On the camcorder, press PLAY and locate the recording start
point. Set the camcorder to playback pause mode.
• You can use the playback buttons on the body of the camcorder or the
special playback functions on the wireless controller in the same way as in
playback mode.
3. Press the AV INSERT button.
• AV INSERT and 2a appear in the display.
4. Play back the tape in the VCR.
5. To start inserting, press the PAUSE button on the camcorder.
• 2a changes to 2.
6. To stop inserting, press the STOP button on the camcorder.
• Inserting stops and AV INSERT disappears from the display. The camcorder
returns to stop mode.
• If instead of pressing STOP you press PAUSE, the camcorder returns to the
AV insert pause mode.
• If you set the zero set memory at the position on the tape where you want to
stop inserting, every time you return to that point, the camcorder will cancel
its AV inserting and enter stop mode.
Editing
7. Stop playback on the VCR.
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Audio Dubbing
You can add sound to the original sound on a pre-recorded tape from audio
products (AUDIO IN) or with the internal or external microphone (MIC. IN). The
original sound will not be erased. For best results, add sound to tapes that have
been recorded with this camcorder in SP mode with 12-bit sound. If there are
non-recorded portions on the tape, or portions recorded in a mode other than SP
mode, or with 16-bit or 12-bit, 4-channel sound, dubbing will stop. If your tape
hasn’t been recorded in SP mode with 12-bit sound, we recommend dubbing your
original tape onto a blank tape using the ELURA50’s analog line-in function, then
dubbing audio onto the new tape. Make absolutely sure to set the audio mode of
the new tape to 12-bit and the recording mode to SP.
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To connect other audio equipment:
: Signal flow
OUTPUT
STV-250N
Stereo Video Cable
AUDIO
L
R
An audio device
(i. e. CD player)
Notes:
• Do not use the yellow video terminal.
• The AV terminal doesn’t put out any video, so connect the S-video terminals
and check your TV, or check the LCD or the viewfinder as you add new sound.
Always check the new sound with the speaker.
Editing
To connect an external microphone:
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Notes:
• When adding sound using the built-in microphone, make sure not to connect
any cables to the MIC terminal.
• To use your TV to monitor video, connect the S-video terminal ( 34) or the
AV terminal (use only the video plug) to your TV. You can monitor the sound
with headphones only when using the S-video terminal ( 33).
E
Preparations
Turn the camcorder’s POWER switch to PLAY (VCR) and move the camcorder’s
TAPE/CARD switch to TAPE. Load a recorded cassette.
• Make sure the REC/SAVE tab on the cassette has been slid to REC (closed
position).
Dubbing
ZERO SET SEARCH
MEMORY SELECT
AUDIO
DUB.
REW
PLAY
FF
AV
INSERT
–/
STOP
+/
Editing
REMOTE SET PAUSE
×2
Do not connect/disconnect any cables to/from the camcorder when dubbing audio
or preparing to dub audio.
TAPE
+
PLAY
(VCR)
VCR SET UP
(
AUDIO DUB.••AUDIO IN
39)
1. Open the menu and select VCR SET UP.
2. Select AUDIO DUB.
3. Select AUDIO IN or MIC. IN and close the menu.
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SLOW
4. Locate the point where you want to start audio dubbing, then press
the PAUSE button.
E
• You can use the playback buttons on the body of the camcorder or the special
playback functions on the wireless controller in the same way as in playback
mode.
• The camcorder becomes set to playback pause mode.
5. Press the AUDIO DUB. button.
• AUDIO DUB. and
appear on the display.
6. Press the PAUSE button (and start play on the other audio device
if AUDIO IN).
• Audio dubbing starts.
• If MIC. IN, direct your voice into the microphone.
•
changes to .
7. When you get to the point where you want to stop dubbing, press
the STOP button (and then stop play on the other audio device if
AUDIO IN).
• Audio dubbing stops and AUDIO DUB. disappears from the display.
• The camcorder returns to stop mode.
• You can also set zero set memory ( 84) at the place you want to stop
audio dubbing, then every time you return to that position, audio dubbing
will stop.
• If instead of pressing STOP you press PAUSE, the camcorder will return to
the playback pause mode.
Editing
Notes:
• You cannot use the DV terminal while adding sound.
• You might want to adjust the audio mix ( 98) when playing back a tape with
added sound.
• There may be a loss of sound quality if you add sound to a tape recorded on a
camcorder other than the ELURA50.
• After adding sound 3 or more times to the same place on a tape, there may be
some loss in sound quality.
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Setting the Audio Mix
E
MIX
AUDIO BALANCE
MONITOR ST-1
ST-2
When you play back a tape that was recorded in 12-bit mode, you can set the
audio output to play: stereo 1 (the original sound), stereo 2 (any new sound,
dubbed to the tape after recording), or mix the balance between the two.
• Audio from the 16-bit mode only contains stereo 1 sound and so you cannot/do
not need to select the audio mix. The same is true for the 12-bit stereo 1 mode,
unless new sound has been added post-recording.
TAPE
+
PLAY
(VCR)
Editing
1. Choose the output.
• Press AUDIO MONITOR on the wireless controller.
• Starting with the last selected setting, 4 settings appear as you push the
button:
– STEREO1 for just stereo 1.
– STEREO2 for just stereo 2.
– MIX/FIXED for an equal mix of stereo 1 and 2.
– MIX/VARI. (mix variable) for when you want to mix the balance between
stereo 1 and 2.
• To simply choose STEREO1, STEREO2 or MIX/FIXED, make sure your
choice appears on the display.
• If you choose MIX/VARI., you can go on to mix the balance.
• Use the ST-1/ST-2 keys to mix the balance. A bar showing the mix appears
on the screen for 4 seconds.
Note:
• When you have chosen the output, STEREO1, STEREO2, MIX/FIXED or
MIX/VARI. is shown in the top left of the display for a few seconds. If you turn
the power off, the output is set to STEREO1.
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Selecting audio output channels
E
When you play back a tape whose audio has been recorded on multiple channels,
you can change the output channels of that sound.
TAPE
(
39)
+
PLAY
(VCR)
VCR SET UP
OUTPUT CH•••L/R
1. Load a tape recorded with multiple-channel audio.
2. Open the menu and select VCR SET UP. Then select OUTPUT CH,
set it to the desired setting and close the menu.
• Refer to the following list.
Playback sound
OUTPUT CH setting
Tape recorded with
stereo sound
Tape recorded on
multiple channels
L/R
L+R channels
main + sub
L/L
L channel only
main only
R/R
R channel only
sub only
Editing
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Connecting to a Computer Using a DV (IEEE1394) Cable
You can transfer recordings to a computer equipped with a DV (IEEE1394)
terminal or IEEE1394 capture board (optional software required).
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DV IN/OUT
terminal
IEEE1394 (DV)
terminal
Commercially available DV cable
Cautions:
• Do not disconnect the DV cable, or turn off the camcorder or computer while
data is being transferred to the computer.
• Operation may not work correctly depending on the software and the
specifications/settings of your computer.
Editing
Notes:
• 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.
• Optional software required. Refer also to the instruction manual of the software.
• For transferring recordings from a memory card to the computer using a USB
cable, see p. 140.
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DV NETWORK SOLUTION DISK (Windows XP Users)
Windows XP users can use the software on the supplied DV NETWORK
SOLUTION DISK to perform videoconference and file transfer over the Internet,
or upload files from the computer to the memory card and use the camcorder as
card reader/writer. The available functions depend upon the camcorder model and
the networking environment. For details, refer to the DV NETWORK SOLUTION
DISK Software Instruction Manual.
Cautions:
• Do not disconnect the DV cable, remove the memory card or turn off the
camcorder or 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 your valuable, original data files. If you wish to use
image files on your computer, be sure to make copies of them first, retaining the
original.
Inserting and Removing the Memory Card
You can use
SD Memory Cards or a
commercially available MultiMediaCards
with this camcorder. The SD Memory Card
has a protect switch for prevent accidental
erasure.
Terminals
E
Protect
switch
Cautions:
• This camcorder is compatible with SD Memory Cards or MultiMediaCards
only. Do not use any other types of memory cards.
• Turn off the camcorder before inserting or removing the memory card.
Otherwise it may result in data damage.
• Do not touch the memory card terminals.
• If you use memory cards other than the supplied one, make sure to format them
with the camcorder ( 139).
• For instructions on how to connect the camcorder to the computer, see
Connecting to a Computer using a USB Cable ( 140).
Card access
indicator
Inserting the Card
Turn off the camcorder.
Open the cover.
Insert the memory card all the way into the memory card slot.
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.
Using a Memory Card
1.
2.
3.
4.
• Make sure that the card access indicator is not flashing.
2. Open the cover.
3. Push the memory card to release it. Remove the memory card.
4. Close the cover.
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Selecting the Image Quality/Size
Selecting the Still Image Quality
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Still image Quality: Superfine, Fine, Normal
TAPE
(
+
PLAY
(VCR)
,
CARD
+ CAMERA
CARD SET UP
39)
SI QUALITY••FINE
To change the image quality, open the menu and select CARD SET
UP. Then select SI QUALITY, set it to FINE or NORMAL, and close
the menu.
• The image quality may not differ between the settings depending on the still
image.
Selecting the Image Size of Still Images and Movies
Image Size: Still image: 1024 × 768 pixels/640 × 480 pixels
Movie:
320 × 240 pixels/160 × 120 pixels
Still Image
CARD
(
+ CAMERA
CARD SET UP
39)
SI SIZE••1024×768
Using a Memory Card
To change the image size of a still image, open the menu and select
CARD SET UP. Then select SI SIZE, set it to “640 × 480” and close
the menu.
• “640” appears in the display.
Movie
TAPE
(
39)
+
PLAY
(VCR)
,
CARD
+ CAMERA
CARD SET UP
MOVIE SIZE••320×240
To change the image size of a movie, open the menu and select CARD
SET UP. Then select MOVIE SIZE, set it to “160 × 120” and close the
menu.
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• “160” appears in the display.
Maximum Number of Still Images on an 8 MB Memory Card and Their File
Sizes
Image Size
Image Quality
Superfine
Fine
Normal
E
1024 × 768
640 × 480
No of Images
File Size per Image
No of Images
File Size per Image
Approx. 14 images
440 KB
Approx. 35 images
175 KB
Approx. 20 images
300 KB
Approx. 52 images
120 KB
Approx. 39 images
160 KB
Approx. 86 images
65 KB
* The actual number varies on the shooting conditions and subjects. Sample images already recorded
on the supplied SD Memory Card are to be included in the total number.
Maximum continuous recording time
Image Size
320 × 240
160 × 120
Max. Continuous
Recording Time
Total File Size
File Size per Second
10 seconds
30 seconds
1.7 MB
2.7 MB
170 KB/sec
90 KB/sec
Notes:
• Still images recorded in 1024 × 768 pixels may not be displayed correctly in a
camcorder not supporting this size.
• The remaining image capacity indicates the number of still images, even when
movies are recorded.
• Still images are compressed and recorded in the JPEG (Joint Photographic
Experts Group) format, and movies in the Motion JPEG format.
• The remaining number of images that can be recorded on the memory card may
sometimes decrease by 2 images at once.
Card access display
The operating states of the memory card are shown in the center of the display.
(
39)
+
CAMERA
,
TAPE
DISP.SET UP
+
PLAY
(VCR)
,
CARD
+ CAMERA
,
CARD
+
PLAY
(VCR)
CARD ACCESS•ON
To turn the card access display off, open the menu and select
DISP.SET UP. Then select CARD ACCESS, set it to OFF and close
the menu.
Using a Memory Card
TAPE
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File numbers
E
The still images/movies you take are automatically assigned file numbers from
0101-9900 and stored in folders of 100 images each. Each folder is numbered
from 101 to 998 and recorded on the memory card. Sample images have been
pre-recorded on the supplied SD Memory Card, entering folder number 100
(folder name is “100canon”).
Set the image file numbers so that they reset each time a new memory card is
inserted, or so that they count up continuously.
1 CONTINUOUS
Numbering is continuous between cards, so that
the first file number assigned on a new memory
card is 1 more than the last file number assigned
on the previous memory card. When the file
numbers are set to CONTINUOUS, each image
taken is assigned a different number, avoiding
1
duplication of numbers. This is convenient
when you want to manage your images on a PC.
101
We recommend keeping the file numbers set to
CONTINUOUS.
Three images are
recorded on the card.
101
101-0101
101-0102
101-0103
When you change the
card and take a picture.
101-0104
101
2
101-0101
2 RESET
Each time you insert a new memory card, the file number resets to its default
value (101-0101). If the card already contains files, the next available number is
assigned.
TAPE
+
PLAY
(VCR)
,
CARD
Using a Memory Card
CARD SET UP
104
(
+
CAMERA
FILE NOS.•••CONTINUOUS
39)
To change the file numbering, open the menu and select CARD SET
UP. Then select FILE NOS., set it to RESET and close the menu.
Turning off the shutter sound
E
Makes the sound of a shutter being released when a still image is recorded to a
memory card.
CARD
(
39)
+
CAMERA
CARD SET UP
SHTR SOUND••ON
To turn the shutter sound off, open the menu and select CARD SET
UP. Then select SHTR SOUND, set it to OFF and close the menu.
Using a Memory Card
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Recording Still Images on a Memory Card
E
2
3
1
4
You can record still images onto a memory card. In addition to the still images
you record directly onto the memory card, you can record images from a tape in
the camcorder, or images input via the DV terminal or AV terminal onto the
memory card.
Cautions:
• When you are using an SD Memory Card, make sure the protect switch is set to
allow recording.
• While the card access indicator flashes, do not turn off the camcorder,
disconnect the power source or remove the memory card. Doing so could result
in data damage.
Note:
• Make sure a memory card with enough memory available is inserted into the
camcorder.
Recording with the Camcorder
Using a Memory Card
CARD
+
CAMERA
1. Press and hold the small button on the POWER switch and turn
the POWER switch to CAMERA.
2. Move the TAPE/CARD switch to CARD.
• The number of images that can still be recorded on the memory card, and
other information appear in the display.
• The camcorder will turn itself off if you are using a battery and do not
operate the camcorder for more than 5 minutes. Set the POWER switch to
OFF and then back to CAMERA.
3. Press the PHOTO button halfway and hold it.
• Exposure is locked.
• During autofocus F flashes white in the display as the camcorder adjust the
focus and it is displayed continuously as a green mark when the camcorder
is ready to take the still image.
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4. Press the PHOTO button fully down to record the still image.
• F disappears from the display. The shutter sound sounds and simultaneously
the display appears to close for an instant as if it were a shutter releasing.
• The card access indicator flashes and the card access display appears in the
display. (see “The indicators that appear in the LCD display when LCD
MIRROR is turned on” on page 28).
E
Notes:
• To use the self-timer ( 71), set the self-timer before step 3, and then press the
PHOTO button fully down.
• The wireless controller’s PHOTO button has no half-way setting. Press the
button fully and the camcorder immediately takes the image.
The indicators that appear in the display when recording to a memory card:
Image quality (
>>>>
FINE
50
1024
320
102)
Number of images that can
still be recorded on the
memory card
File size of still images and
movies (
102)
Backup battery
(
147)
Remaining battery power
(
146)
Using a Memory Card
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Recording from a Tape in the Camcorder
E
1
2
3
Record an image from a tape onto a memory card as still images. To
automatically record multiple still images from a tape to a memory card, refer to
“Copying Still Images from Tape to Memory Card”( 137).
• The still image’s data code will reflect the date and time it has been recorded to
the memory card.
• The image size of a still image recorded from tape onto a memory card will be
640 × 480.
Tape
Press the PHOTO
button fully down
Memory card
Using a Memory Card
TAPE
+
PLAY
(VCR)
1. Play back the tape.
2. When the image you want to record appears in the display, press
the PHOTO button halfway down and hold it.
• The tape is set to playback pause mode and the number of images that can
still be recorded on the memory card appears in the display.
3. Press the PHOTO button fully down to record the still image to the
memory card.
• The card access indicator flashes.
Notes:
• You can also set the tape to playback pause mode in step 1 and record the
image with only 1 full press of the PHOTO button.
• If you record an image onto a memory card that was originally recorded in the
16:9 mode for wide screen TV’s, the image will appear to be vertically
“squashed” (compressed).
108 • The shutter sound doesn’t sound in TAPE PLAY (VCR) mode.
Recording from Other Video Devices
E
You can record images from a VCR or TV connected through the S-terminal or
AV terminal (analog line-in), as well as images from other digital camcorders
connected through the DV terminal onto the memory card as still images.
• The data code of the still image will reflect the date and time it has been
recorded onto the memory card.
• The image size of a still image recorded from analog or digital devices onto a
memory card will be 640 × 480.
: Signal flow
Side with arrow
Commercially available DV cable
Preparations
TAPE
+
PLAY
(VCR)
1. Connect the camcorder to the other device.
2. Prepare the other device.
3. Load a memory into the camcorder.
4. Turn the camcorder’s POWER switch to PLAY (VCR) and move
the TAPE/CARD switch to TAPE.
• There is no need to load a cassette if you only record still images onto a
memory card. If a cassette is inserted, make sure the cassette is in stop
mode.
Using a Memory Card
• S-video/AV terminal: See “Connections for Playback on a TV Screen”
( 33).
• DV terminal: See “Dubbing to/from a Tape with Digital Video Equipment”
( 86).
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Recording
E
1. Start playback on the other device.
2. When the image you want to record appears in the display, press
the PHOTO button halfway down and hold it.
• The image appears as a still image in the display.
• The number of images that can still be recorded on the memory card
appears in the display.
3. Press the PHOTO button fully down to record the image to the
memory card.
• The card access indicator flashes.
Using a Memory Card
Notes:
• When dubbing to a tape via the DV terminal, make sure that AVaDV is not
displayed on the screen. If so, set AVaDV OUT to OFF in the menu ( 91).
• If you record an image onto a memory card that was originally recorded in the
16:9 mode for wide screen TV’s, the image will appear to be vertically
“squashed” (compressed).
• The shutter sound doesn’t sound in TAPE PLAY (VCR) mode.
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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 AV terminal (analog line-in) or the
DV terminal.
E
Cautions:
• When you are using an SD Memory Card, make sure the protect switch is set to
allow recording.
• While the card access indicator flashes, do not turn off the camcorder,
disconnect the power source or remove the memory card. Doing so could result
in data damage.
• Do not load/unload a tape during recording. Sound will not be recording during
this operation.
Notes:
• Make sure a memory card with enough memory available is inserted into the
camcorder.
• The sound of a movie recorded on a memory card will be monaural.
Recording with the Camcorder
CARD
+
CAMERA
1. Turn the camcorder’s POWER switch to CAMERA and move the
TAPE/CARD switch to CARD.
2. Press the start/stop button.
• You can record up to 10 seconds in 320 × 240 and 30 seconds in 160 × 120.
• Press the start/stop button to end recording.
• The camcorder starts to write the movie to the memory card when recording
is finished.
71), set the self-timer before step 2, and then press
Using a Memory Card
Note:
• For using the self-timer (
the start/stop button.
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Recording from a Tape in the Camcorder
E
You can record a movie from a tape to a memory card.
• The data code of the movie will reflect the date and time it has been recorded to
the memory card.
TAPE
+
PLAY
(VCR)
1. Turn the camcorder’s POWER switch to PLAY (VCR) and move
the TAPE/CARD switch to TAPE.
2. Play back the cassette.
3. When the image you want to record appears in the display, press
the start/stop button.
• You can record up to 10 seconds in 320×240 and 30 seconds in 160×120.
• Press the start/stop button to end recording.
• The camcorder starts to write the movie to the memory card when recording
is finished.
• You can also start recording during record pause mode by pressing the
start/stop button.
Using a Memory Card
Note:
• If you record a movie to a memory card that was originally recorded in the 16:9
mode for wide screen TVs, the image will appear to be vertically “squashed”
(compressed).
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Recording from Other Video Devices
E
You can record images from a VCR or TV connected through the S-terminal or
AV terminal (analog line-in), as well as images from other digital camcorders
connected through the DV terminal onto the memory card as movies.
• The data code of the movie will reflect the date and time it has been recorded
onto the memory card.
Preparations
TAPE
+
PLAY
(VCR)
1. Connect the camcorder to the other digital device.
• S-video/AV terminal: See “Connections for Playback on a TV Screen”
( 33).
• DV terminal: See “Dubbing to/from a Tape with Digital Video Equipment”
( 86).
2. Prepare the device.
3. Insert a memory card into the camcorder.
4. Turn the camcorder’s POWER switch to PLAY (VCR) and move
the TAPE/CARD switch to TAPE.
• There is no need to load a cassette if you only record a movie onto the
memory card. If a cassette is inserted, make sure the cassette is in stop
mode.
Recording
• You can record up to 10 seconds in 320×240, and 30 seconds in 160×120.
• Press the start/stop button to end recording.
• The camcorder starts to write the movie to the memory card when recording
is finished.
• You can also start recording during record pause mode by pressing the
start/stop button.
Notes:
• When dubbing to a tape via the DV terminal, make sure that AVaDV is not
displayed on the screen. If so, set AVaDV OUT to OFF in the menu ( 91).
• If you record a movie to a memory card that was originally recorded in the 16:9
mode for wide screen TVs, the image will appear to be vertically “squashed”
(compressed).
Using a Memory Card
1. Start playback on the other device.
2. When the image you want to record appears in the display, press
the start/stop button.
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Recording Panoramic Images (Stitch Assist)
You can merge separate images into one large panoramic scene using the supplied
software (PhotoStitch) on a PC. You can shoot a subject that won’t fit into a
single frame, such as a landscape, and stitch it together later.
E
Recording
PhotoStitch detects the overlapping portions of adjoining images and merges
them. When recording, try to include a distinctive item (landmark, etc.) in the
overlapping portions.
CARD
(
39)
+
CAMERA
STITCH AST
1. Turn the camcorder’s POWER switch to CAMERA and move the
TAPE/CARD switch to CARD.
2. Open the menu and select \ STITCH AST.
• Select the direction with the CARD +/– button and press the SET button.
Press the CARD + button to move clockwise, press the CARD – button to
move counterclockwise.
3. Set the recording program and zoom on the subject.
• If necessary, set the focus manually and AE shift.
• After the first image, recording program, zoom and AE shift can not be
changed.
4. Press the PHOTO button to record the first image.
• Direction and number of recorded images will be shown on the display.
Using a Memory Card
5. Orient the camcorder so that the second frame overlaps a small
portion of the first image and press the PHOTO button to take the
next image.
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• Do not worry about minor discrepancies in the overlapped area because the
computer software can compensate for them when the images are merged.
• You can retake images by pressing the CARD – button to return to the
previous image.
• A maximum of 26 images may be recorded.
• Follow the same steps to shoot subsequent images in the sequence.
6. Finish the sequence by pressing the MENU button after the last
image has been recorded.
E
• Refer to the DIGITAL VIDEO SOLUTION DISK Software Instruction
Manual for instructions on how to stitch them together.
Notes:
• 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
E
CARD
SLIDE
SHOW
Play back and view still images/movies recorded on a memory card. (For details
on connecting to a TV, see “Connections for Playback on a TV Screen” on p. 33)
You can also enlarge the still images by 2 times while viewing ( 79).
Using a Memory Card
There are 3 ways to view still images/movies:
• Single still images/movies
• Slide show:
One after the other automatically in order of recording
• Index screen: Six still images/movies at once
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Cautions:
• You may not be able to play back the following still images/movies correctly on
this camcorder:
− Still images/movies that have not been recorded with this camcorder but
downloaded from a PC (excluding the sample images on p. 142)
− Still images/movies that have been recorded with this camcorder but have
subsequently been enhanced on a PC
− Still images/movies whose image file names have been changed on a PC
• The camcorder may not be able to copy or play, etc., still images/movies
recorded on a non-Canon camcorder.
• While the card access indicator flashes, do not turn off the camcorder,
disconnect the power source or remove the memory card. Doing so could result
in data damage.
Notes:
• When the camcorder is in playback pause mode, you can use Card Jump
Function to move quickly through still images/movies recorded anywhere on a
memory card to find a still image/movie you want to view.
• Make sure a memory card that has still images/movies recorded on it is inserted
into the camcorder.
2 Single Image
CARD
+
E
PLAY
(VCR)
1. Turn the camcorder’s POWER switch to PLAY (VCR) and move
the TAPE/CARD switch to CARD.
• The last still image/movie recorded appears in the display.
• Movies will be displayed with the first scene as a still image.
2. Search for the desired still images/movies by pressing the CARD +/–
buttons.
• Press + to view the next still image/movie and – to view the previous still
image/movie.
• Pressing + at the last still image/movie will take you to the first still
image/movie. Pressing – at the first still image/movie will take you to the
last still image/movie.
• Movies: Pressing e/a plays back the movie and will show the last scene as
a still image when playback ends. Pressing e/a during playback will stop
the movie and the scene is shown as a still image. Pressing e/a again will
restart the playback.
2 Card Jump Function
You can locate still images/movies 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.
CARD
+
PLAY
(VCR)
In single image display, press and hold the CARD + or CARD –
button.
Using a Memory Card
• Press the CARD + button to jump forward and the CARD – button to jump
backward.
• When you release the button, the still image/movie of the displayed image
number appears.
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2 Slide Show
E
CARD
+
PLAY
(VCR)
With an still image/movie in the display, press the SLIDE SHOW
button.
• The still images are played back one after another.
• Movies are played back normally.
To stop the slide show, press the SLIDE SHOW button.
• The slide show starts or stops each time you press the SLIDE SHOW button.
2 Index Screen
Up to 6 still images/movies appear at once, allowing you to search quickly
through the still images/movies. Movies will be displayed with the first scene as a
still image, indicated by a movie frame.
CARD
+
PLAY
(VCR)
INDEX
101–0143
1/50
1. With a still image/movie in the display,
press the INDEX SCREEN button.
• Up to 6 still images/movies appear in the display.
SEL. INDEXEND
2. Move the frame to the still image/movie you
want to view.
• Turn the selector dial downwards to go to the previous still image/movie
and upwards to go to the next still image/movie.
• Turning the dial upwards at the last still image/movie will take you to the
next index screen. Turning the dial downwards at the first still image/movie
will take you to the previous index screen.
• Jump to the next/previous index screen with the CARD +/– buttons.
Using a Memory Card
3. Press the INDEX SCREEN button.
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• The still image/movie you have marked fills the whole display.
Settings of Still Images/Movies
E
You can easily erase unwanted still images/movies recorded to the memory card
while viewing them, protect them from accidental erasure, or mark a still image
for printing. (File Operation)
• File Operation is set in CARD PLAY (VCR) mode.
SINGLE
INDEX
: When playing back still images/movies in CARD PLAY (VCR) mode
: When displaying an index screen in CARD PLAY (VCR) mode
● Preventing Accidental Erasure (Protect
)
Select important still images/movies and protect them from accidental erasure.
• If a memory card is formatted, however, all still images/movies, including
protected still images/movies, will be permanently erased.
• Movies can only be protected when the first or last scene is displayed as a still
image. They cannot be protected during playback pause.
• The pre-recorded sample images provided on the supplied SD Memory Card
are already protected.
● Marking a Still Image for Printing (Print Mark
)
A still image on a memory card must be marked before it can be printed. The
camcorder supports the
DPOF (Digital Print Order Format) print format. Still
images can be automatically printed on a DPOF-supporting Canon printer. Up to
99 copies per still image and up to 200 still images per memory card can be
selected on the camcorder.
• Movies cannot be marked for printing.
Using a Memory Card
There are 2 ways to protect still images/movies (including the ways to cancel the
setting).
PLAY
1. CARD + (VCR)
➡ File Operation menu SINGLE ( 121)
PLAY
2. CARD + (VCR) ➡ Card Operations submenu INDEX ( 122)
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There are 3 ways to mark a still image for printing (including the ways to cancel
the setting).
E
To mark a still image for printing or erase print marks one at a time
1.
2.
CARD
CARD
+
+
PLAY
(VCR)
PLAY
(VCR)
➡ File Operation menu SINGLE ( 121)
➡ Card Operations submenu INDEX ( 123)
To erase all print marks
3.
CARD
+
PLAY
(VCR)
➡ Card Operations submenu
(
SINGLE
124)
● Erasing Still Images/Movies
Erase still images/movies singly or all at once.
• You cannot erase protected still images/movies. Cancel image protection first in
order to erase an image.
• Erase still images/movies with caution. Once a sill image/movie has been
erased, it cannot be restored.
There are 2 ways to erase a single still image/movie.
To erase still images/movies one at a time
1.
CARD
+
PLAY
(VCR)
➡ File Operation menu
SINGLE
(
121)
To erase still images/movies one at a time or erase all still images/movies on the
memory card at once
Using a Memory Card
2.
120
CARD
+
PLAY
(VCR)
➡ Card Operations submenu
SINGLE
(
125)
File Operation (FILE OPER.)
CARD
+
E
PLAY
(VCR)
1. With an image in the display, press the SET button to open the
FILE OPER. menu.
• PROTECT
, PRINT MARK
, and IMAGE ERASE settings appear.
• If you select |RETURN, the menu disappears from the display.
To protect a still image/movie
2. Select PROTECT
•
•
•
•
•
and press the SET button.
The
protect mark appears on the image.
Now you are unable to erase this image.
Press the SET button again to cancel it.
If you select |RETURN, the menu disappears from the display.
To cancel image protection, select PROTECT
and press the SET
button.
disappears and now you can erase this still image/movie.
To mark a still image for printing (Print Mark)
2. Select PRINT MARK , set the number of prints with the
selector dial and press the SET button.
• The
print mark appears on the still image.
• If you select |RETURN, the menu disappears from the display.
• To cancel a print mark, select PRINT MARK
,set the number of prints to
0 (Zero) with the selector dial and press the SET button.
disappears.
To erase a still image/movie
2. Select IMAGE ERASE and press the SET button.
3. Select YES and press the SET button.
• The still image/movie is erased.
• One still image/movie before the erased still image/movie appears.
Using a Memory Card
• ERASE THIS IMAGE? NO YES appears in the display.
• If you select |RETURN, the menu disappears from the display.
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Preventing Accidental Erasure (Protect)
E
This section describes how to protect the still image/movie from the Card
Operation submenu when displaying an index screen in CARD PLAY (VCR)
mode (including the way to cancel the setting).
You can also protect a still image/movie through the File Operation menu
( 121).
Protecting a still image/movie while viewing an index screen
CARD
(
39)
+
PLAY
(VCR)
CARD OPER.
PROTECT
Make sure a memory card that has still images/movies recorded on it is inserted
into the camcorder.
Using a Memory Card
1. With a still image/movie in the display, press the INDEX SCREEN
button.
• Up to 6 still images/movies appear in the display.
• Move the frame to the still image/movie that you want to protect (Index
Screen
118).
2. Open the menu and select CARD OPER.
3. Select \ PROTECT
.
4. Press the SET button.
• The
protect mark appears on the still image/movie.
• Now you are unable to erase this still image/movie.
• Press the SET button again to cancel it.
5. Close the menu.
Note:
• To cancel image protection, move the frame to the protected still image/movie
and press the SET button in step 3. The
protect mark disappears.
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Marking a Still Image for Printing (Print Mark)
E
This section describes how to mark the still image for printing from Card
Operation submenu in CARD PLAY (VCR) mode (including the way to cancel
the setting).
• When displaying an index screen, you can mark the still image for printing.
• When playing back a single still image, you can erase all print marks.
• Movies can not be marked for printing. The frame on the index screen will turn
purple, indicating that the movie cannot be selected for print mark.
You can also mark a still image for printing through the File Operation menu
( 121).
Marking a still image for printing while viewing an index screen
CARD
(
+
39)
PLAY
(VCR)
CARD OPER.
PRINT MARK
Make sure a memory card that has still images recorded on it has been inserted
into the camcorder.
• Up to 6 images appear in the display.
• Move the frame to the still image that you want to mark for printing (Index
Screen
118).
2. Open the menu and select CARD OPER.
3. Select \ PRINT MARK
and set the number of prints with the
selector dial.
4. Press the SET button.
• The
print mark appears next to the still image.
Using a Memory Card
1. With a still image in the display, press the INDEX SCREEN
button.
5. Close the menu.
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Notes:
• To cancel a print mark, move the frame to the print-marked still image, set the
number of prints to 0 (zero) with the selector dial and press the SET button. The
print mark disappears.
• If there are a large number of images recorded on the memory card, it may take
time for a print mark to appear on a still image.
E
Erasing all print marks
CARD
(
+
39)
PLAY
(VCR)
CARD OPER.
PRINT MARKS
ALL ERASE
Make sure a memory card that has still images recorded on it has been inserted
into the camcorder.
1. With a still image in the display, open the menu and select CARD
OPER.
2. Select PRINT MARKS
ALL ERASE.
• ERASE ALL PRINT MARKS
? YES NO appears in the display.
3. Select YES and press the SET button.
• The
print mark disappears from the still image.
Using a Memory Card
4. Close the menu.
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Erasing Still Images/Movies
E
This section describes how to erase the still image/movie from the Card Operation
submenu when playing back a single still image/movie in CARD PLAY (VCR)
mode. (SINGLE or ALL)
You can also erase a still image/movie through the File Operation menu ( 121).
CARD
(
39)
+
PLAY
(VCR)
CARD OPER.
IMAGE ERASE
Make sure a memory card that has still images/movies recorded on it is inserted
into the camcorder.
To erase still images/movies one at a time
1. Select the still image/movie you want to erase.
• Use the index screen ( 118) or Card Jump Function ( 117) if necessary
and make sure the still image/movie you want to erase fills the display.
• If you use the index screen, press the INDEX SCREEN button after
selecting the still image/movie. The still image/movie you selected fills the
whole display.
• CANCEL, SINGLE and ALL settings appear.
• To cancel erasing, select CANCEL and close the menu.
4. Select SINGLE.
• ERASE THIS IMAGE? NO YES appears in the display.
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2. Open the menu and select CARD OPER.
3. Select IMAGE ERASE.
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5. Select YES and press the SET button.
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• The still image/movie erases and the previous sill image/movie appears for
erasing.
• To erase another single still image/movie, move to that still image/movie
with the CARD +/– buttons, and select YES.
• If the still image/movie you are trying to erase is a protected still
image/movie, YES appears in purple and is unselectable.
• If you select NO, you return to step 4.
6. Close the menu.
To erase all still images/movies on the memory card at once
1. Open the menu and select CARD OPER.
2. Select IMAGE ERASE.
• CANCEL, SINGLE and ALL settings appear.
• To cancel erasing, select CANCEL and close the menu.
3. Select ALL.
• ERASE ALL IMAGES? [EXCEPT FOR
the display.
IMAGES] NO YES appears in
4. Select YES and press the SET button.
• All still images/movies except the protected ones are erased.
• If you select NO, you return to step 2.
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5. Close the menu.
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Printing with the Direct Print Function
You can print still images by connecting the camcorder to a printer with Direct
Print function. The Direct Print function can also be used with the print mark
settings ( 119).
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Cautions:
• 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 remove the memory card.
• Still images not recorded with this camcorder may not be printed correctly on a
printer with direct print function.
Notes:
• The direct print function is supported by the Canon Card Photo Printer CP-10
and Canon Bubble Jet Printers with the
logo (as of march 2003).
• Refer to the instruction manual of each printer for information on which
interface cable to use with the camcorder.
The Card Photo Printer CP-10 is 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.
• Up to 99 copies per still image and up to 200 still images per memory card can
be selected on the camcorder ( 119).
• The screenshots in this section are examples taken from a printer with direct
print function. Options for the [Style] category will differ slightly depending on
the printer.
Connecting the Printer to the Camcorder
Using a Memory Card
Printer with direct print function
1. Turn off the camcorder and insert a memory card that contains
still images.
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2. Connect a power source to the printer and turn on the printer.
3. Set the camcorder to CARD PLAY (VCR) mode.
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• Wait until the card access indicator stops flashing.
4. Connect the camcorder to the printer using the cable.
• “ Print SET ” appears 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.)
Printing
CARD
+
PLAY
(VCR)
1. In single image display, select the still image you
wish to print and press the SET button.
• The print setting menu appears.
2. Set the number of copies, the print style and the
trimming settings.
• Selecting the Number of Copies.
• Setting the Print Style ( 129).
• Trimming Settings ( 131).
3. Select [Print] and press the SET button.
• Printing starts. The print setting menu disappears
when printing is complete.
Note:
• If an error message appears, see Printing Errors (
and Direct Print Related Messages ( 165).
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Using a Memory Card
Selecting the Number of Copies
A maximum of 9 copies can be selected for one still image.
1. In the print setting menu, turn the selector dial
so that
appears next to [Copies] and press
the SET button.
2. Turn the selector dial to select the number of copies and press the
SET button.
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Setting the Print Style
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Card Photo Printer:
Image
Borders
Standard
Prints 1 still image per page.
Multiple
Prints 8 copies of the same still image on one page.
Borderless
Prints right to the edges of the page.
Bordered
Prints with a border.
• [Multiple] can only be selected when printing on card size paper.
• [Borders] can only be selected when [Image] is set to [Standard].
Bubble Jet Printer:
Paper Size
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
Card Photo Printer: Selecting the Image Style
1. In the print setting menu, turn the selector dial
to select [Style] and press the SET button.
is selected and press the
3. Turn the selector dial to select the image style and press the SET
button.
4. Press the MENU button.
Using a Memory Card
2. Make sure that
SET button.
• You return to the print setting menu.
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Bubble Jet Printer: Selecting the Paper Size
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1. In the print setting menu, turn the selector dial
to select [Style] and press the SET button.
2. Make sure that
button.
is selected and press the SET
3. Turn the selector dial to select the paper size and press the SET
button.
4. Press the MENU button.
• You return to the print setting menu.
Selecting the Borders
Using a Memory Card
1. In the print setting menu, turn the selector dial
to select [Style] and press the SET button.
2. Turn the selector dial to select
SET button.
3. Turn the selector dial to select a setting option and press the SET
button.
4. Press the MENU button.
• You return to the print setting menu.
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and press the
Notes:
• 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.
• Card Photo Printer: A still image set to [Multiple] will be printed without
borders.
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Card Photo Printer: Selecting the Printing Area
[Printing Area] can be selected when the still image is set to [Borderless].
1. In the print setting menu, turn the selector dial
to select [Printing Area] and press the SET
button.
2. Select a setting option and press the SET button.
• The printing area is
multiple images.
for standard images and
for
3. Press the SET button.
Set the print style before you start with the trimming settings.
1. In the print setting menu, turn the selector dial
to select [Trimming] and press the SET button.
• The trimming frame appears.
T
W
MENU
Using a Memory Card
Bubble Jet Printer: Trimming Settings
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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.
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3. Move the trimming frame.
• Turn the selector dial to move the image to the right and left, or up and
down. Pressing the SET button switches between the directions.
4. Press the MENU button.
• You return to the print setting menu.
Notes:
• About the color of the trimming frame:
- White: No trimming settings.
- Yellow: During trimming.
• The trimming frame may not appear depending on the image size, paper size or
borders settings.
• 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.
Printing with Print Mark Settings
Using a Memory Card
You can print still images you have selected with the Print Mark function. If you
wish to print more than 1 copy, set the number of copies in the print mark settings
( 119).
When printing with print mark settings, you can select the print style such as
bordered or borderless, but not the trimming settings.
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CARD
+
PLAY
(VCR)
PRINT
(
39)
1. Connect the printer to the camcorder (
2. Press the MENU button.
127).
3. Select [\
PRINT].
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• 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 mark
settings.
• The total number of prints set in the print mark settings is displayed on the
upper left of the screen.
4. Set the print style.
• Setting the Print Style (
129).
5. In the print setting menu, turn the selector dial to select [OK] and
press the SET button.
• Printing starts. The print setting menu disappears when printing is complete.
Using a Memory Card
Notes:
• Cancel Printing
Press the SET button while “Now Printing” is displayed. A confirmation dialog
appears. Select [OK] and press the SET button. Printing stops even if it is
incomplete and the paper is fed through.
• Restarting Printing (with
print mark only)
Open the CARD PLAY (VCR) menu and select [\
PRINT]. Select
[Restart] in the print setting menu and press the SET button. The remaining
images will be printed.
Printing cannot be restarted in the following cases:
- When you change the print mark settings.
- When you delete a single image with print mark settings.
• Printing Errors
- If an error occurs during the printing process, an error message appears
( 165).
- Bubble Jet Printer: With most errors, printing resumes automatically after you
correct the error. If the error persists, press the SET button to cancel printing.
Refer also to the Bubble Jet Printer Quick Start Guide for details.
- Card Photo Printer: Turn the selector dial to select [Stop] or [Restart] and
press the SET button. (The [Restart] setting may not appear with some error
messages. In that case, select [Stop].)
• Follow below procedure when disconnecting the interface cable:
1. Disconnect the cable from the camcorder and printer.
2. Turn off the camcorder.
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Combining Images and Recording Them to a Tape (Card Mix)
Enhance the appearance of your recordings by combining still images from the
memory card with camcorder recordings. You may select from pre-recorded
cartoon-like frames, or create personal frames and titles that can be layered over
movies or still images.
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Note:
• Additional sample images are provided on the supplied DIGITAL VIDEO
SOLUTION DISK. For instructions on how to upload them to the memory
card, refer to “Adding Still Images from Your Computer to the Memory Card”
in the DIGITAL VIDEO SOLUTION DISK Software Instruction Manual.
Select from 3 types of Card Mix effects:
CARD CHROMA (Chard Chroma Key)
Combine the image you are recording with a still image as a frame. The image
will be shown instead of the blue area of the still image. When recording your
own “frame”, make sure that the area you wish the other image to appear is blue.
Adjustment of the MIX LEVEL: blue area of the still image.
Using a Memory Card
Image being recorded by the
camcorder
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Still image
CARD LUMI. (Card Luminance Key)
Combine the image you are recording with illustrations or titles. The image will
be shown instead of the light area of the still image. Create your own title or
illustration by drawing or writing on a white paper and recording it to the memory
card.
Adjustment of the MIX LEVEL: light area of the still image
Image being recorded by the
camcorder
Still image
CAM. CHROMA (Camera Chroma Key)
Combine the image you are recording with a still image as the background.
Shoot the subject in front of a blue background, such as a blue curtain, and the
subjects not blue will be superimposed on the still image.
Adjustment of the MIX LEVEL: blue area of the image you are recording
Image being recorded by the
camcorder
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Still image
Mix level
The mix level bar appears. Adjust the mix level using the – and + at the ends of
the bar as guides.
TAPE
39)
CAMERA
CARD MIX
MIX TYPE••••CARD CHROMA
MIX LEVEL•••–
+
Make sure a memory card that has images recorded on it and a cassette have been
inserted into the camcorder.
Select
1. Make sure the camcorder is set to the Q (program AE) mode.
2. Open the menu and select \ CARD MIX.
3. Press the CARD +/– buttons to select the still image to be
combined.
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(
+
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4. Select MIX TYPE.
• CARD CHROMA, CARD LUMI., CAM. CHROMA settings appear.
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5. Select the desired setting.
• Your currently recording image is combined with the pre-recorded still
image.
6. Select MIX LEVEL and press the SET button.
7. Adjust the mix level.
• Turning the selector dial upwards adjusts to the right and turning
downwards adjusts to the left.
8. Close the menu.
• CARD MIX flashes in the display.
On/Off
9. Press the CARD MIX button.
• CARD MIX stops flashing.
• Your currently recording image is combined with the pre-recorded still
image.
• Each time you press the card MIX button, your selection is activated
(display lights continuously) or deactivated (display flashes).
For movies
1. Press the start/stop button to start and stop recording.
• The combined images are recorded onto the tape.
For stills
Using a Memory Card
1. Press the PHOTO button halfway down and hold it.
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• F flashes white in the display as the camcorder adjusts the focus and it is
displayed continuously as a green mark when the camcorder is ready to take
the image.
2. Press the PHOTO button fully down to record the image onto the
tape.
• F disappears from the display.
• The combined images are recorded onto the tape for approximately 6
seconds.
Notes:
• If you change the position of the POWER switch, select your still image for
Card Mix again.
• When setting Card Mix, you must carry out steps 1 to 5.
Copying Still Images from Tape to Memory Card
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Copies multiple still images from a tape to the memory card, using the Photo
Search function.
• The still images’ data codes will reflect the date and time the copies are made.
• The image size of a still image copied from tape to memory card will be 640 ×
480.
TAPE
(
39)
+
PLAY
(VCR)
CARD OPER.
COPY [
]
Make sure a memory card that has enough memory available and a recorded
cassette have been inserted into the camcorder.
1. Locate the first still image on the tape that you want to copy and
stop the tape at a point before that image.
• All the still images on the tape after that point will be copied onto the
memory card.
• If you want to copy all the images on a tape, rewind the tape to the
beginning.
• CANCEL and EXECUTE settings appear.
4. Select EXECUTE and press the SET button.
•
•
•
•
Select CANCEL to stop copying.
Tape and card information appear in the display and copying starts.
] appears in the display.
NOW COPYING [
The camcorder automatically performs the Photo Search function to locate
still images and copying starts. The currently copying image appears in the
display.
• Copying stops when the tape is finished or the memory card is full. When
the memory card is full, CARD FULL will appear in the display.
Using a Memory Card
2. Open the menu and select CARD OPER.
].
3. Select COPY[
5. Press the stop button when your desired images have finished
copying.
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Copying Still Images from Memory Card to Tape
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Copies multiple still images from the memory card to a tape.
• The still images’ data codes will reflect the date and time the copies are made.
(
CARD OPER.
39)
COPY[
]
Make sure a memory card that has images recorded on it and a cassette that has
enough recordable space have been inserted into the camcorder.
TAPE
+
PLAY
(VCR)
1. Locate the point on the tape where you want to start copying and
set it to stop.
CARD
+
PLAY
(VCR)
Using a Memory Card
2. Select the first image you want to copy by using the CARD +/–
buttons.
• Still images on the memory card including and after that image will be
copied onto the tape.
• If you want to copy all the still images on the memory card, select the first
image.
3. Open the menu and select CARD OPER.
] and press the SET button.
4. Select COPY [
• CANCEL and EXECUTE settings appear.
5. Select EXECUTE and press the SET button.
•
•
•
•
•
Select CANCEL to stop copying.
Tape and card information appear in the display and copying starts.
] appears in the display.
NOW COPYING [
Each image is copied for about 6 seconds on the tape.
Copying stops when all the images have been copied or the tape is full.
6. Press the 7 button when your desired images have finished
copying.
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Formatting a Memory Card
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Format new memory cards, if you get the message CARD ERROR, or to
permanently and quickly erase all still images/movies on a memory card,
including protected still images/movies (this includes the pre-recorded card mix
sample images).
The SD Memory Card supplied with this camcorder has already been formatted
for you.
• Be cautious when formatting recorded memory cards. All still images/movies
will be permanently erased.
• If you use memory cards other than the supplied one, make sure to format them
with the camcorder, not a PC or other device.
CARD
(
39)
+
PLAY
(VCR)
CARD OPER.
FORMAT
Make sure a memory card is inserted into the camcorder.
• CANCEL and EXECUTE settings appear.
3. Select EXECUTE and press the SET button.
• Select CANCEL to cancel formatting.
• FORMAT THIS CARD? NO YES appears to confirm.
4. Select YES and press the SET button.
• Formatting starts.
• If you select NO, you return to step 3.
Using a Memory Card
1. Open the menu and select CARD OPER.
2. Select FORMAT and press the SET button.
5. Close the menu.
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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 USB cable. With the supplied software, you can easily download,
browse and archive images, and arrange still images for printout.
For Windows XP and Mac OS X users:
Your camcorder is equipped with the standard Picture Transfer Protocol (PTP).
This protocol enables you to download images by simply connecting the
camcorder to a computer with the USB cable (a software such as the [Scanner and
Camera Wizard] starts automatically) without installing the software from the
DIGITAL VIDEO SOLUTION DISK.
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: Signal flow
IFC-300PCU USB cable
Using a Memory Card
For instructions on how to connect the camcorder to the computer, and
install and operate the software, refer to the DIGITAL VIDEO SOLUTION
DISK Software Instruction Manual.
PC CONNECT[USB]
• Refer also to the computer instruction manual.
• “PC CONNECT” appears to indicate that the
camcorder is connected to the computer via USB
cable.
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Cautions:
• Do not disconnect the USB cable, 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.
• Operation may not work correctly depending on the software and the
specifications/settings of your computer.
• The image file 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.
Notes:
• We recommend powering the camcorder from a household power source while it
is connected to the computer.
• For transferring recordings from to a computer using a DV cable, see p. 100.
• Still images/movies recorded on a tape cannot be transferred to a computer via
USB interface.
Other Information and Precautions
The camcorder formats memory cards in DCF (Design rule for Camera File
system).
Still images/movies recorded on a memory card with this camcorder can also be
transferred to a PC with the use of the following products made for SD Memory
Cards or MultiMediaCards:
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PC Card Adapter:
Holds a memory card then inserts into the PC card slot
found on most types of laptop PCs.
USB Reader/Writer: Connects to the USB port of a computer for direct access to
the memory card.
FD Adapter:
Holds a memory card then inserts into a PC’s floppy disk
drive.
Memory Cards confirmed to operate with this camcorder (as of March 2003)
SD Memory Card—
Panasonic: 16 MB, 32 MB, 64 MB, 128 MB, 256 MB, 512 MB
SanDisk: 16 MB, 32 MB, 64 MB
MultiMediaCard—
SanDisk: 16 MB, 32 MB, 64 MB
• However, we cannot guarantee that all of these memory cards work properly.
If you mistakenly erase the card mix sample images provided on the SD Memory
Card, they can be downloaded from the following home page:*
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 SOLUTION DISK Software Instruction Manual.
* If you are unable to connect the camcorder to a PC using a USB cable, you will
need a PC Card Adapter or USB Card Reader to be able to download to a
memory card.
• If you purchase additional memory cards, format them with the camcorder, not
a PC or other device. There have been cases where memory cards formatted
with a PC or other device do not function properly.
• We recommend saving backups of memory card images on your PC’s hard
drive or other external memory device. Image data may be damaged or lost due
to a defect in a memory card, or if a memory card is exposed to static
electricity. Contents of a memory card cannot be compensated for should data
become damaged or lost.
• Do not turn off the camcorder, disconnect the power source or remove the
memory card while the card access indicator is flashing.
• Do not use memory cards in places subject to strong magnetic fields.
Using a Memory Card
Memory card operating precautions
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• Do not disassemble memory cards.
• Do not bend or drop memory cards, or expose them to strong vibrations or
external shocks.
• Do not get memory cards wet.
• Do not remove the memory card’s label or affix other labels. Affix labels to the
memory card’s case.
• Do not leave memory cards in places subject to high temperature or high
humidity.
• Moving a memory card rapidly between hot and cold temperatures may cause
condensation to form on it, leading to malfunctions. Avoid this problem by
placing the memory card in a plastic bag and letting it slowly adjust to
temperature changes before removing it from the bag. If condensation should
occur, maintain the memory card at a constant temperature and let the moisture
evaporate naturally.
• Do not touch the memory card’s terminals or let dust or dirt come in contact
with the terminals. Store and carry memory cards in their case to protect the
terminal area.
• There is only one correct way to insert memory cards into the camcorder. Do
not forcefully insert the memory cards backwards or upside down. This could
damage the memory card or the camcorder.
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Sample images
• The following are the sample images that have been pre-recorded on the
supplied SD Memory Card. There are a total of 15 images: 8 Card chroma key
images, 5 Card luminance key images and 2 Camera chroma key images.
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Card chroma key
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Card luminance key
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Camera chroma key
• The pre-recorded sample images on the supplied SD Memory Card are intended
solely for the personal enjoyment gained from combining them with personal
videos taken with this camcorder. Do not use the pre-recorded sample images
for any other purpose.
Weight and dimensions are approximate
Errors and omissions excepted.
Subject to change without notice.
Using a Memory Card
SD Memory Card SDC-8M Specifications
Capacity
8 MB
Interface
SD Memory Card standard
Operating temperature range
32°F– 140°F (0°C – 40°C)
Dimensions
1.3 × 0.94 × 0.08 in. (32 × 24 × 2.1 mm)
Weight
0.07 oz. (2 g)
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Preparing the Camcorder
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Adjusting the viewfinder
• Set the camcorder to TAPE CAMERA
mode. Adjust the viewfinder focusing
lever to suit your eyesight.
• To view with the viewfinder, make sure
the LCD panel is either turned so that
the subject can monitor viewing, or
totally closed with the screen facing
inwards.
Be careful not to leave the viewfinder exposed to bright sunlight, or it will
melt. (The light is concentrated by the viewfinder lens.) Do not direct the
viewfinder to the sun.
Preparing the lens cap
• Attach the cord to the lens cap, and
pass the grip belt through the loop on
the cord.
• Hook the lens cap on to the grip belt
while you are recording, and place it
over the lens when you have finished.
Additional
Information
Fastening the grip belt
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• Release the Velcro fastening and hold
the camcorder with your right hand
while you adjust the belt with your left.
Your index finger should reach the
zoom control and photo button, and
your thumb should reach the start/stop
button comfortably.
Notes on Using the Batteries
Charging and recording times
• These times vary — the safest policy is always to have 2 or 3 times as many
battery packs as you think you will need.
• You will get more recording time if you turn the camcorder off between shots,
instead of leaving it in record pause mode.
• Charge the battery pack in temperatures between 50°F and 86°F (10°C and
30°C).
• The charging time varies depending on the charging conditions.
Battery Pack
NB-2L
BP-2L12 (optional)
Battery
Pack
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Time needed for full recharge
80 min.
150 min.
Max. Recording Time
Typical Recording Time*
Using the Viewfinder Using the LCD Screen Using the Viewfinder Using the LCD Screen
NB-2L
80 min.
60 min.
40 min.
30 min
BP-2L12
170 min.
125 min.
90 min.
70 min.
(optional)
* Typical Recording Time: Approximate times for recording with repeated
operations such as start/stop, zooming and power on/off. The actual time may
be shorter.
• You can use the battery pack between 32° and 104°F (0° to 40°C), but it works
best between 50° and 86°F (10° to 30°C). Operating time will be shorter than
usual at low temperatures like a ski ground. For better operating results, the
battery pack can be warmed in your pocket or someplace and then used.
• If the battery pack starts to give you much less operating time than usual (at
normal temperatures), it has reached the end of its life and must be replaced.
• These figures show how long you can view playback with the LCD, after
attaching a fully-charged battery pack. Playback time will be shortened at low
temperatures.
Battery Pack
NB-2L
BP-2L12 (optional)
Playback time (using the LCD screen)
55 min.
120 min.
Additional
Information
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How much power is left?
The battery symbols indicate the charge status of the battery pack.
When the battery pack is empty, “CHANGE THE BATTERY
PACK” appears for 4 seconds and
starts flashing.
The battery charge indicators are not constant – they vary
according to the condition under which battery pack and
camcorder are used.
When to recharge
You can recharge a lithium ion battery pack whenever it is convenient. Unlike a
conventional battery pack, it does not have to be fully discharged first. However,
as the battery pack will naturally discharge itself over time, it is best to charge it
the same day you plan to use it, or the day before.
Taking care of the battery pack
Always attach the terminal cover.
• Do not allow any metal objects to
touch the terminals, as this can cause
a short circuit and damage the battery
pack. Attach the terminal cover
whenever the battery pack is not
being used.
Additional
Information
Keep the terminals clean.
• The camcorder adapter or battery pack will not work properly if the terminal
are dirty. Attach the terminal cover whenever the battery pack is not being used.
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Storing the battery pack
• Storing a charged battery pack for long periods of time (about 1 year) can
shorten its lifecycle or affect performance. We recommend to discharge the
battery pack in the camcorder fully and to store it in a dry place. If you do not
use the battery pack for long periods of time, charge it fully and discharge it
fully in the camcorder at least once a year before returning it to storage.
Installing the backup battery
E
Press the small hole with a pen and pull out
the battery holder. Insert the battery into the
battery holder so that the + side of the battery
faces the + sign on the battery holder. Insert
the battery holder back into place.
This backup battery allows the camcorder to
remember the date and time and other settings
when main power source is removed. It has a
life span of about a year.
When it needs replacing (or if it has not been
installed), the y mark flashes in the display.
Remove the old battery by pushing up then releasing and lifting out. Make sure to
attach a power source to the camcorder first, so it will remember your chosen
settings when you change the battery.
DANGER!
Treat the battery pack with care.
• Keep it away from fire (or it might explode).
• Do not expose the battery pack to temperatures greater than 140°F (60°C).
Do not leave it near a heater, or inside a car in hot weather, for example.
• Do not try to disassemble or modify it.
• Do not drop or knock it.
• Do not get it wet.
WARNING!
• The battery used in this device may present a fire or chemical burn hazard if
mistreated. Do not recharge, disassemble, heat above 212°F (100°C) or
incinerate.
• Replace the battery with a CR1616 made by one of the following companies:
Panasonic, Hitachi Maxell, Sony, Toshiba, Varta, Renata. Use of other
batteries may present a risk of fire or explosion.
Additional
Information
Cautions:
• Do not pick up the battery using tweezers or other metal tools — this will cause
a short circuit.
• Wipe the battery with a clean, dry cloth to ensure proper contact.
• Keep the battery pack out of reach of children — if it is swallowed, contact a
physician immediately, as the battery case may break down and the battery
fluids damage the stomach and intestines.
• Do not disassemble, heat or immerse the battery in water, to avoid the risk of
explosion.
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Maintenance
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Cautions
Avoid high temperatures and high humidity.
• Do not leave the camcorder inside a car in hot weather, for example.
• Be careful of heat radiating from video lighting equipment.
• Do not take the camcorder into a humid room.
Avoid sudden changes in temperature.
• If you take the camcorder from a cold place to a warm place, condensation may
form on the lens and internal parts (
151).
Do not point the lens or viewfinder at strong light sources.
• Never point it at the sun, and do not leave it aimed at a bright subject.
• Be especially careful when leaving the camcorder on a tripod.
Avoid magnetic or electric fields.
• Do not use the camcorder close to TV transmitters, portable communication
devices or other sources of electric or magnetic radiation. They may cause
picture interference, or permanently damage the camcorder.
Do not expose the camcorder to water.
• Cover the camcorder when you are recording in rain or mist.
• There is a risk of electric shock if water gets inside the camcorder — contact
qualified service personnel as soon as possible.
Protect the lens.
• Sand and dust can damage the lens — be especially careful on windy days.
Handle the camcorder gently.
• Vibration or shock can cause damage.
• Do not use the viewfinder or LCD panel as a carrying handle.
Additional
Information
Do not disassemble the camcorder.
• This is very dangerous as there is a risk of electric shock — if the camcorder
does not function properly, take it to qualified service personnel.
148
Storage
If you do not intend to use the camcorder for some time, store it in an area which
is free of dust and moisture, and where the temperature is no higher than 86°F
(30°C). After storage, check each part and function of your camcorder to make
sure everything is still working properly.
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Note:
• These cautions also apply to accessories such as battery packs and cassettes.
Maintenance
LCD
• Clean the LCD screen using a commercially available cleaning cloth for glasses.
• Where there is a big change in temperature, moisture may form on the surface
of the screen. Wipe clean with a soft, dry cloth.
• At low temperatures the display may appear to be much darker than usual. This
is not a fault, and as the screen warms up the display will return to normal.
Camcorder body and lens
• Use a soft, dry cloth to clean the camcorder body or lens. Never use chemically
treated cloth or volatile solvents such as paint thinner.
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.
• Do not use wet type cleaning cassettes as this may damage the camcorder.
Additional
Information
149
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Using the camcorder abroad
Power sources
• You can use the compact power adapter and battery charger to operate your
camcorder and charge battery packs in any country where the electricity supply
is between 100 and 240 V AC, 50/60 Hz. Contact your Canon dealer for
information about plug adapters for overseas use.
Additional
Information
TV playback
• Although you can always play back your recordings on the LCD screen, your
camcorder can only be connected to TVs which use its NTSC system. This TV
system is used in the following countries:
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.
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Condensation
Condensation may form on the camcorder when it is moved from a cold place to a
warm place. Using the camcorder while condensation is present can damage both
the tape and the camcorder.
E
Condensation may become a problem:
When you take the camcorder from a cold
place to a warm room
When a cold room is heated rapidly
When the camcorder is left in a humid
room
When the camcorder is taken from an airconditioned room to a warm, humid place
Protecting the camcorder from condensation
• Before you take the camcorder to a warm or humid place where condensation is
likely to be a problem, unload the cassette and put the camcorder in a plastic
bag. Wait until the camcorder reaches room temperature before you take it out
of the bag.
What you should do
• Remove the cassette, leave the cassette compartment open, and turn the
camcorder off.
• Leave it in a dry place until the condensation evaporates. After the condensation
warning stops flashing, wait at least another hour before trying to use the
camcorder.
Additional
Information
What happens when condensation is detected
• “CONDENSATION HAS BEEN DETECTED” is displayed for approximately
four seconds. Then, the power indicator flashes and the h mark flashes in the
display. If there is a cassette in the camcorder, it stops automatically and
“REMOVE THE CASSETTE” is displayed for approximately 4 seconds and
then v flashes in the display. If you have the beep turned on, it will sound.
• The camcorder may not detect the condensation immediately — the
condensation warning may not start flashing for 10 to 15 minutes.
• You cannot load a cassette when condensation is detected.
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Troubleshooting
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Refer to this checklist first if you have any problems with your camcorder.
Possible explanations are given for each problem on the list — turn to the page
numbers in parentheses for more information.
Make sure that the camcorder is properly connected if you are using it with a TV
or VCR. Consult your dealer or service outlet if problems persist.
Recording/Playback
Problem
Cause and/or what to do about it
? Nothing happens when I press the
buttons.
• The camcorder is not set to the
appropriate mode (
19, 29).
• The cassette is not loaded or is set for
erasure prevention (
17-18).
• The cassette has reached the end.
• The power source is not properly
connected, or the battery pack is
exhausted or not properly attached
(
13-16, 146).
• The function cannot be used in that
recording program (
57).
? The camcorder turned itself off.
• The camcorder was in record pause
mode for more than about 5 minutes
(
19, 106, 162).
• The battery pack is exhausted
(
15-16, 146).
? The cassette compartment stopped
mid-operation while
loading/unloading a cassette.
• The battery pack’s power is exhausted.
Recharge or change to a new battery
pack (
15-16).
• The cassette is not loaded or is set for
erasure prevention (
17-18).
• The cassette has reached the end.
Additional
Information
? The start/stop button doesn’t work.
152
? There’s no picture in the display.
• The camcorder is not set to the
appropriate mode (
19, 29).
? There’s a blank blue screen in the
display.
• You are attempting to play back or
record copyright protected material
(
87).
• The video heads are badly
contaminated (
149).
? The camcorder won’t focus.
• The camcorder is on manual focus
(
76).
• The viewfinder lens needs adjusting
(
144).
• The lens is dirty (
149).
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Note:
• Some subjects are not suitable for autofocus. In these situations, you will often
get better results using manual focus ( 76). Focus on something which is
about the same distance away, lock the focus, and then point the camcorder at
your original, hard-to-focus subject.
Horizontal stripes
Many subjects at
different distances
Behind glass
Without much
contrast (e.g. a
white wall)
Reflective surfaces
(e.g. shiny car
surfaces)
Fast moving
objects
Dark subjects
Night scenes
Recording/Playback (Cont.)
Cause and/or what to do about it
? Some/all of the digital effects don’t
work.
• There are a number of restrictions on
using the digital effects ( 61-68).
? The e (play) button doesn’t work.
• The camcorder is not set to TAPE
PLAY (VCR) mode ( 29).
• The cassette is not loaded ( 17).
• The cassette has reached the end.
? There’s a bright stripe on the
screen.
• When recording in dark places a
bright light in the scene may cause a
vertical light bar (“smear”) to appear.
This is a normal feature of
camcorders.
? The playback picture is rough
(with mosaic-like noise).
• The video heads need cleaning
( 149).
Additional
Information
Problem
153
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? There’s no picture on the TV
screen.
• AV/PHONES is not set to AV in the
menu ( 33).
• AV \ DV OUT (Analog-digital
converter) is not set to OFF in the
menu ( 91).
? There’s no picture on the TV
screen, even though the tape is
moving.
• The video heads need cleaning
( 149).
• The TV/VIDEO selector on the TV
isn’t set to VIDEO ( 34-35).
? There’s no sound coming from the
speaker during playback.
• The speaker has been turned off with
the selector dial ( 32).
• Headphones are being used.
Additional
Information
Memory card operations
154
Problem
Cause and/or what to do about it
? The memory card will not insert.
• It is not turned the right way
( 101). Turn it the right way and
try inserting again.
? The
mark flashes red in the
display even though a memory
card has been inserted.
• Turn the camcorder’s power off and
back on again and remove and
reinsert the card. If the mark
continues to flash, format the
memory card.
? Nothing happens when I press the
buttons.
• The camcorder is not set to CARD
CAMERA or CARD PLAY (VCR)
mode ( 106, 116).
• The memory card is not inserted
( 101).
• You are using an SD Memory Card
and it is set for erasure prevention.
Change the position of the protect
switch.
• The memory card is full. Erase
images ( 120) or insert a new
memory card.
• The power source is not properly
connected, or the battery pack is
exhausted or not properly attached
( 13-16, 146).
• The function cannot be used in that
recording program ( 57).
? The PHOTO button doesn’t work.
? The image cannot be erased.
• The memory card is not loaded
( 101).
• You are using an SD Memory Card and
it is set for erasure prevention. Change
the position of the protect switch.
• The memory card is full. Erase
images ( 120) or insert a new
memory card.
• You have reached the maximum file
number. Set the file numbering to
RESET through the menu ( 104)
and insert a new memory card.
• You are using an unformatted
memory card. Format the card
( 139).
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• The image is protected ( 119).
• You are using an SD Memory Card
and it is set for erasure prevention.
Change the position of the protect
switch.
Miscellaneous
Problem
Cause and/or what to do about it
? The wireless controller doesn’t
work.
• The remote sensor mode is set to
OFFB in the menu ( 49).
• The remote sensor modes of the
wireless controller and the camcorder
itself are different ( 49).
• The batteries are dead or not inserted.
? The power indicator is flashing.
• Check the screen displays (
? The camcorder malfunctions.
• External interference may cause the
camcorder’s microprocessor to
malfunction temporarily. If random
letters appear in the display or if
normal operation is interrupted,
remove and then replace the power
source.
? The DV cable is connected
correctly, but there’s nothing in
the display.
• Remove the cable and then reconnect
it or turn the power off and back on
again.
? The camcorder becomes warm
during use.
• This is not a malfunction.
159).
Additional
Information
155
The ELURA50 System Diagram (Availability differs from area to area)
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CBC-NB2
Car Battery Charger
WD-28 Wideconverter
WL-D77
Wireless
Controller
MiniDV
Video
Cassette
TL-28 Teleconverter
CB-2LT
Battery Charger
NB-2L/BP-2L12
Battery Pack
FS-28 U
Filter Set
CA-PS700 Compact
Power Adapter
NB-2L ,BP-2L12
Battery Pack
ZR-1000 Zoom
Remote Controller
S-150 S-video Cable
Printer with
direct print function
TV
STV-250N Stereo Video Cable
VCR
Commercially available DV cable
Digital Device
SA-1 Adapter Bracket
PC Card Adapter
USB Reader/Writer
Additional
Information
BP-900 Series
Battery Pack*
VL-10Li
Battery
Video Light
SD Memory Card
or
MultiMediaCard
IFC-300PCU USB Cable
Personal Computer
Stereo Microphone
(commercially
available)
SC-1000 Soft
Carrying Case
156
FD Adapter
SC-A50 Soft
Carrying Case
* Charging with the CA-920 Compact Power Adapter or CH-910 Dual Battery
Charger/Holder (both optional).
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.
Battery Packs
The Battery Pack BP-2L12 can also be
used with the ELURA50.
NB-2L
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BP-2L12
CBC-NB2 Car Battery Charger
Connect the car battery cable to recharge battery
packs on the move. The car battery cable plugs
into your car’s cigarette lighter socket and runs
off a 12-24 V DC negative ground battery.
TL-28 Tele-converter
This tele-converter lens increases the focal
length of the camcorder lens by a factor of 1.7.
• The image stabilizer is not as effective as
usual when the tele-converter is attached.
• With the tele-converter, the minimum
focusing distance is 9.8 ft. (3 m); 1.2 in. (3 cm) on maximum wide angle.
• The light of the assist lamp in the Super Night and Low Light Plus mode will be
blocked by the tele-converter.
WD-28 Wide-converter
This lens decreases focal length by a factor
of 0.7, giving you a wide perspective for
indoor shots or panoramic views.
• The light of the assist lamp in the Super
Night and Low Light Plus mode will be blocked by the wide-converter.
FS-28U Filter Set
Neutral density and MC protector filters to
help you take control of difficult lighting
conditions.
Additional
Information
VL-10Li Battery Video Light
This compact yet powerful video light can be
used for both indoor and outdoor shooting.
• Use the BP-900 Series battery packs to
power the light. Approximate usage times
are as follows:
BP-915 60 min. BP-930 120 min. BP-945 170 min.
• Charge the BP-900 Series battery packs with the CA-920 Compact Power
Adapter.
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Zoom Remote Controller ZR-1000
When this product is plugged into the
LANC m terminal of a Canon camcorder, it
is possible to control functions such as the
start and stop of recording and the zoom
and focusing functions while the camcorder
is mounted on a tripod, without touching
the camcorder body itself.
SA-1 Adapter Bracket
Attaches a video light or microphone
securely to the camera.
SC-1000 Soft Carrying Case
A handy camcorder bag with padded
compartments and plenty of space for
accessories.
SC-A50 Soft Carrying Case
This lightweight bag keeps the camcorder
within easy reach without weighing you
down or getting in the way. Genuine
leather.
O
RY CA
SO
VI
INE DE
N GENU
NO
This mark identifies genuine Canon video accessories. When you
use Canon video equipment, we recommend Canon-brand
accessories or products bearing the same mark.
ACCES
Provided accessories:
Additional
Information
WL-D77 Wireless Controller
CA-PS700 Compact Power
Adapter
CB-2LT Battery Charger
158
D83-0582-000
7875A002AA
7303A001AA
NB-2L Battery Pack
7302A001AA
STV-250N Stereo Video Cable 3067A002AA
(D82-0590-201)
Lens cap
D52-0130-000
Optional accessories:
BP-2L12 Battery Pack
7871A002AA
CBC-NB2 Car Battery Charger 7873A002AA
SC-1000 Soft Carrying Case 3083A002AA
(D81-1200-201)
SC-A50 Soft Carrying Case D81-1302-201
WD-28 Wide-converter
7954A001AA
TL-28 Tele-converter
7953A001AA
FS-28U Filter Set
7952A001AA
VL-10Li Battery Video Light 3140A002AA
(D86-0081-201)
JR 7.2V 10WF Halogen Bulb 3141A002AA
(D86-0090-201)
ZR-1000 Zoom Remote
3089A002AA
Controller
(D83-0540-201)
DVM-CL Digital Video
3134A002AA
Head Cleaning Cassette
(D36-0032-201)
SA-1 Adapter Bracket
3002A002AA
Screen Displays
To display the date and time, press the DATA
CODE button. See also p. 80.
Press the wireless controller’s TV SCREEN
button or turn TV SCREEN on through the
menu to see the other displays on the TV
screen. (The displays appear white on-screen.)
They will not be added to any recordings you
make with the camcorder.
TAPE
(
+
CAMERA
,
CARD
+
DISP. SET UP
39)
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TV
SCREEN
DATA
CODE
CAMERA
TV SCREEN•••ON
To turn TV SCREEN off, open the menu and select DISP.SET UP.
Then select TV SCREEN, set it to OFF and close the menu.
For instructions on how to hook the camcorder up to your TV, see p. 33.
Turning off the LCD screen displays
You can turn off the displays to give you a clear screen for playback.
TAPE
(
39)
+
PLAY
(VCR)
,
CARD
DISP.SET UP
+
PLAY
(VCR)
DISPLAYS••••ON
To turn the displays off, open the menu and select DISP. SET UP.
Then select DISPLAYS, set it to OFF <PLAYBK> and close the
menu.
Additional
Information
• If you turn the displays off, the LCD screen will be completely blank
(including connected TV screen), but the camcorder will continue to show
warning/caution displays when necessary, and the data code appears in the
display if it is set to ON.
• When operating the camcorder, the displays appear for 2 seconds. However,
the displays do not disappear when displaying an index screen.
159
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Screen Displays during Basic Recording/Playback
indicates flashing.
CAMERA mode (battery pack attached):
• Remote sensor mode and audio mode disappear
after 4 seconds.
SP PAUSE
0:00:00
5min
1
12bit
PLAY (VCR) mode:
• Remote sensor mode and volume bar disappear after
4 seconds.
STEREO1
SP STOP
0:00:00:00
5min
1
SPEAKER
REC
PAUSE
STOP
EJECT
/
2
/
1
/
FF
REW
/
/
/
/
: Fast forward playback/
rewind playback ( 30)
2 : ×2 playback
(forward and reverse) ( 31)
1 : ×1 playback
(forward and reverse) ( 31)
: Slow playback
(forward and reverse) ( 30)
: Frame advance playback/
frame reverse playback ( 30)
: Playback pause
(forward and reverse) ( 30)
: Date search/photo search ( 83)
Additional
Information
STEREO1
160
: Backup
battery ( 147)
: Condensation
warning ( 151)
PAUSE
1:23:45:00
END
1
16bit
RTN
/
/
/ RTN
: Zero set memory (forward
and reverse) ( 84)
: AV insert editing ( 92)
: Audio dubbing ( 95)
Time code ( 162)
Remaining tape
Remaining battery charge (
Remote sensor mode (
Audio mode (
69)
49)
146)
Screen Displays during Advanced Recording/Playback
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CAMERA Mode
Image stabilizer (
Zoom (
56)
Recording reminder/
Self-timer countdown ( 71)/
Photo recording timer ( 54)
Recording mode
( 21)
24)
AE shift ( 73)
Program AE ( 57)
Manual focus ( 76)
Shutter speed ( 74)
White balance ( 77)
Card mix ( 134)
Digital effects ( 61)
Date and time ( 53)
AF/AE locked in
Photo mode ( 54)
W
T
AUTO
AE 0
MF
1/100
Self-timer ( 71)
Headphones ( 32)
Wind screen ( 70)
Audio mode ( 69)
SP
1sec
SELF-T
PHONES
WSON
12bit
16:9
PHOTO
CARD MIX
FADE–T
12:00 PM
JAN.1,2003
16:9 mode ( 22)
Photo mode ( 54)
PLAY (VCR) Mode
12bit audio out ( 98)
Mix balance ( 98)
Photo search/
Date search ( 83)/
AV insert ( 92)/
Audio dubbing ( 95)
Data code (
MIX/VARI.
ST–1
1
ST–2
Photo search/
Date search ( 83)
1
1
PHOTO SEARCH
SPEAKER
F1.8
1/1000
12:00 PM
JAN.1,2003
12bit
DV IN
80)
10
10
Volume level of built-in
speaker or headphones
( 32)
Audio mode ( 69)
DV input ( 86)
CARD CAMERA Mode
Stitch assist (
Zoom (
114)
Self-timer ( 71)
Still image quality ( 102)
Remaining card capacity
24)
Program AE (
57)
SPOTLIGHT
AE 0
MF
1/100
12:00 PM
JAN.1,2003
S.FINE
50
1024
320
SELF-T
T
1 2
Still image size
( 102)
Movie size ( 102)
Recording on a memory
card ( 106)
MENUCLOSE
Stitch assist (
Additional
Information
W
AE shift ( 73)
Manual focus
( 76)
Shutter speed
( 74)
White balance
( 77)
Date and time ( 53)
114)
AF/AE locked in
Photo mode ( 106)
161
CARD PLAY (VCR) Mode
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Print mark ( 119)
Protect mark ( 119)
Folder numberFile number ( 104)
Slide show ( 118)
SLIDE SHOW
101–0143
43/50
640 480
Current still image/
Total still images
Accessing
a memory card ( 116)
12:00 PM
JAN.1,2003
Data code ( 80)
0:12:34:12
0sec
10sec
Additional
Information
AUTO POWER OFF
162
Time Code
This records counter information, including hour, minute,
second, and frame number on a special data code area on
the tape itself. It is reset automatically when a new tape is
loaded. In TAPE CAMERA mode, the frame number
doesn’t appear in the display.
Recording reminder
When you start recording, the camcorder counts from 0SEC
to 10SEC. Shots which are shorter than ten seconds may be
difficult to edit later. On the other hand, if you are not
planning to edit the recording, remember that a shot which
does not contain action should generally last no longer than
10 seconds.
“ AUTO POWER OFF”
The camcorder will turn itself off if you leave it in record
pause mode for more than about 5 minutes. This display
appears 20 seconds (approx.) before the camcorder turns
off.
Caution phrases
E
The camcorder displays various
caution phrases — they appear for 4
seconds before disappearing.
Appears each time
you turn the power
on, until you set the
time zone, date and
time (
51).
Appears when the
battery pack is
exhausted
(
146).
SET THE TIME ZONE,
DATE AND TIME
Appears as a warning
to protect the cassette
and also when
condensation is
detected. Remove the
cassette as soon as
possible after the
camcorder has
displayed the caution.
Refer to p. 87
COPYRIGHT PROTECTED
PLAYBACK IS RESTRICTED
CHANGE THE BATTERY PACK
Refer to p. 87, p. 88
or p. 90
Appears when the
tape has reached the
end.
COPYRIGHT PROTECTED
DUBBING RESTRICTED
TAPE END
Refer to p.18
THE TAPE IS SET FOR
ERASURE PREVENTION
CHECK THE DV INPUT
Appears when you try
to do audio dubbing
or AV insert on a tape
recorded in any mode
other than SP mode
(
92, 95).
Appears when you try
to do audio dubbing
on a tape recorded in
16-bit audio or 12-bit,
4-channel mode
(
95).
Appears when the
camcorder detects a
blank section of a tape
during audio dubbing
or AV insert
(
92, 95).
Refer to p. 151
CHECK THE CASSETTE
[REC MODE]
CHECK THE CASSETTE
[AUDIO MODE]
CHECK THE CASSETTE
[BLANK]
Additional
Information
Appears when, during
DV dubbing, the DV
cable is disconnected
or the power of the
digital equipment
connected to the
camcorder is turned
off.
REMOVE THE CASSETTE
CONDENSATION
HAS BEEN DETECTED
163
E
Appears immediately
after you start
recording, and the
video heads are badly
contaminated. Make
sure to clean the video
heads when this
caution appears.
(
149)
HEADS DIRTY,
USE CLEANING CASSETTE
Memory card caution phrases
An error has occurred
with the memory card.
The camcorder cannot
CARD ERROR
record or play back. A
temporary card error
is also possible. If
CARD ERROR disappears after 4 seconds
and
flashes red, turn the camcorder’s
power off and back on again, and remove
and reinsert the card. If
flashes green,
recording or playing back is possible.
There is no more
remaining memory
on the memory card.
Change the card or
erase images.
Additional
Information
You have reached the
maximum file or
folder number.
(
104)
164
The image has been
recorded in an
incompatible JPEG
format or other
format that the
camcorder cannot
play back, or the
image data has been
damaged.
CARD FULL
NAMING ERROR
UNIDENTIFIABLE
IMAGE
Appears if you have
tried to mark 201 or
more images for
printing, or if a mark
file cannot be edited.
(
119)
No memory card is
inserted in the
camcorder.
(
101)
There are no images
recorded on the
memory card.
You are using an SD
Memory Card and it
is set for erasure prevention. Change the
position of the protect
switch.
Depending on the
signal, some analog
images cannot be
recorded on the
memory card as still
image.
PRINT MARK ERROR
NO CARD
NO IMAGES
THE CARD IS SET FOR
ERASURE PREVENTION
THIS IMAGE CANNOT
BE RECORDED
Disconnect the USB
cable, erase still
TOO MANY IMAGES
images/movies until
DISCONNECT USB CABLE
the memory card
contains less than 900
images and reconnect
the USB cable.
Direct Print Related Messages
Message
No Paper
Paper Jam
No Ink
Ink Cassette Error
Communication Error
Could not print X images
Cannot Print!
Set print mark
Readjust trimming
Paper has been changed
Paper and ink do not
match
Printer in use
Printer warming up
No printhead
Printer cover open
Media type error
Paper lever error
Low ink level
Waste tank full
The printer is printing from a computer or a memory card
inserted into the printer. It automatically starts printing from
the camcorder when current prints are complete.
Printer is warming up. The printer automatically starts printing
when it is ready.
No print head is installed in the printer.
Printer cover is open. Close the printer cover securely.
Wrong paper. Cancel printing and set the paper you chose in
the print settings menu.
Paper lever error occurred. Adjust the paper selection lever to
the proper position.
The ink tank needs to be replaced soon. Prepare a new ink tank.
If you select [Continue] in the error screen, you can restart
printing.
Waste tank is full. You can restart printing by pressing the
RESUME/CANCEL button on the Bubble Jet Printer. Request
replacement of the waste tank at the shop where you purchased
the printer or the nearest Canon customer support center listed
in the Bubble Jet Quick Start Guide.
Turn off the printer and turn it back on. If the error persists,
consult the nearest Canon customer support center listed in the
Bubble Jet Quick Start Guide.
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Explanation
Paper cassette is not correctly inserted or is out of paper.
The paper jammed during printing.
The ink cartridge is not inserted or is out of ink.
There is a problem with the ink cassette.
The printer is experiencing a data transmission error.
You attempted to use the print mark settings to print X images
that were made with another camcorder, have a different
format or were edited on a computer.
You attempted to print an image that was made with another
camcorder, has a different format, or was edited on a computer.
You attempted to print an image from the CARD PLAY (VCR)
menu [\ PRINT] without having set the print mark.
You changed the print style after you set the trimming settings.
Paper size has been changed between print setting and start of
printing.
The ink cannot be used with the selected paper type.
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Specifications
Additional
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ELURA50
Power Supply (rated): 7.4 V DC
Power Consumption (while recording
with the AF turned on):
3.1 W (Using viewfinder),
4.1 W (Using LCD screen)
Television system: EIA standard
(525 lines, 60 fields) NTSC color signal
Video recording system:
2 rotary heads, helical scanning DV
system (Consumer digital VCR SD
system)
Digital component recording
Audio recording system:
Tape: PCM digital sound: 16 bit
(48 kHz/2 ch); 12 bit (32 kHz/4 ch)
Card: ADPCM digital sound: 16 bit
(16 kHz/1 ch), 4 bit
Image sensor: 1/6” CCD (charge coupled
device), approx. 680,000 pixels (card:
approx. 630,000, tape: approx. 340,000
effective pixels)
Tape format: Videocassettes bearing the
D mark.
Tape speed:
SP: 0.74 ips (18.81 mm/s),
LP: 0.49 ips (12.56 mm/s)
Maximum recording time (with an 80
min. cassette):
SP: 80 min., LP: 120 min.
Fast forward/rewind time:
Approx. 2 min. 20 sec. (with a
60 min. cassette)
Lens:
F1.8–2.3, 10× power zoom, f=2.5–25
mm (card: 7.5× power zoom, f=3.3 – 25
mm)
Focusing system: TTL autofocus, manual
focusing possible
Minimum focusing distance: 3.3 ft. (1 m)
(0.39 in. (1 cm) on maximum wide
angle)
Maximum shutter speed:1/2,000 sec.
(1/250 sec. when using a memory card)
Minimum illumination: 2.4 lx (using the
Night program in TAPE CAMERA
mode)
Recommended illumination:
More than 100 lx
Filter diameter: 28 mm
Viewfinder: 0.5 in, TFT color LCD,
approx. 113,000 pixels
LCD screen: 2 in measured diagonally,
TFT color, approx. 130,000 pixels
Microphone: Stereo electret condenser
microphone
Recording media: SD Memory Card,
MultiMediaCard
Number of recording pixels:
Still image: 1024 × 768, 640 × 480 pixels
Movie: 320 × 240 pixels (approx. 10
sec.)*, 160 × 120 pixels (approx. 30
sec.)*
* The figures in brackets represent the
maximum length of one movie clip.
Image format: Design rule for Camera
File system (DCF), Exif 2.2 compliant*
Digital Print Order Format (DPOF)
compliant (only images marked for
printing)
* 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 Printcompliant printer, the camcorder's image
data at the time of shooting is used and
optimized, yielding extremely high
quality prints.
File format:
Still image : JPEG (compression mode:
Superfine/Fine/Normal), Movie : Motion
JPEG.
Estimated SD Memory Card SDC-8M
capacities (approx.)*:
1024 × 768: Superfine 14 images/Fine 20
images/Normal 39 images
640 × 480: Superfine 35 images/Fine 52
images/Normal 86 images
* The actual number varies depending on
the images. Sample images recorded on
the supplied SD Memory Card are to be
included in the total number.
USB terminal: mini-B
DV terminal input/output:
Special 4-pin connector (conforms to
IEEE1394)
AV/headphone terminal:
ø 3.5 mm minijack
Audio input: –10dBV/ at least 40 kohms,
(L, R), unbalanced
output: –10dBV (47 kohm load)/
less than 3 kohms,
unbalanced
Video: 1 Vp-p/75 ohms unbalanced
S-video terminal input/output:
1 Vp-p (Y signal), 0.286 Vp-p (C signal)
MIC terminal input: ø 3.5 mm stereo
minijack, – 57 dBV (with 600 ohm mic)/
at least 5 kohms
LANC u terminal: ø 2.5 mm mini
minijack
Operating temperature range: 32–104 °F
(0–40 °C)
Dimensions: 2.0 × 4.4 × 3.5 in.
(50 × 111 × 89 mm)
Weight: 13.4 oz. (380 g)
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NB-2L Battery Pack
Battery type: Rechargeable lithium ion
battery
Rated voltage: 7.4 V DC
Operating temperature: 32°–104°F
(0°–40°C)
Battery capacity: 570 mAh
Dimensions: 1.3 × 1.8 × 0.64 in.
(33.3 × 45.2 × 16.2 mm)
Weight: 1.4 oz. (40 g)
Weight and dimensions are approximate
Errors and omissions excepted.
Subject to change without notice.
Canon is a trademark of Canon Inc.
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Index
16:9, 22
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Backup Battery, 147
Battery Charger, 15
Battery Pack, 15-16, 145
Beep, 23
Brightness, 27
Ç
Charging the Battery Pack,
15, 145
Cleaning the Camcorder, 149
Combining Images, 134
Condensation, 151
Connecting to a PC, 100, 140
Connection to TV or VCR, 33
Copying from Memory Card to
Tape, 138
Copying from Tape to Memory
Card, 137
Additional
Information
Data Code, 80
Date and Time, 51
Date Search, 83
Demo mode, 23
Digital Effects, 61
Digital Zoom, 24
Direct Print Function, 127
DV Dubbing, 86
Å
Abroad, Using the Camcorder, 150
Accessories, 8, 157
AE Programs, 57
AE Shift, 73
Analog line-in, 88
Analog-digital converter, 90
Audio Dubbing, 95
Audio Mix, 98
Audio Mode, 69
Audio Output, 98
Audio/Video Terminal, 33
Auto, 58
AV Insert, 92
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Easy Recording, 58
Editing to a VCR, 85
Effects, 64
Erasing Still Images, 120, 125
External Microphone, 69, 95
Ï
Faders, 62
Fast Forward, 29
File Numbers, 104
Focusing, 76
Formatting a Memory Card, 139
Ó
Head Cleaning, 149
Headphones, 32
È
Image Quality, 102
Image Stabilizer, 56
Index Screen, 118
Ò
LANC, 85
LCD Screen, 26
Lens Cap, 144
Loading Cassettes, 17
Low Light, 59
Low Light Plus, 60
LP Mode, 21
˜
Â
Maintenance, 148
Making Better Videos, 36
Menus, 39
Microphone, 69, 95
Movies, 19, 111-113
Multi-Image Screen, 67
Record Pause Mode, 19
Record Review, 38
Record Search, 38
Recording Movies on a Memory
Card, 111
Recording Movies onto a Tape, 19
Recording Programs, 57
Recording Still Images on a
Memory Card, 106
Recording Still Images on a Tape,
54
Remote Control, 48
Remote Sensor, 48-49
Rewind, 29
ˆ
Night, 60
Ø
Optional Accessories, 157
∏
Pause, Record, 19
PC Connection, 100, 140
Photo Search, 83
Playback Connection, 33
Playback Pause, 30
Playing Back a Memory Card, 116
Playing Back a Tape, 29
Portrait, 59
Power Adapter, 13-15
Powering Your Camcorder, 13
Pre-Marked Position, 84
Preparing the Camcorder, 144
Preventing Accidental Erasure, 119,
122
Print Mark, 119, 123
Problems, 152
Protect, 119, 122
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S1 video terminal, 34
Sample images, 142
Sand & Snow, 59
Screen Displays, 159
SD Memory Card, 101, 141
Self-Timer, 71
Shutter Sound, 105
Shutter Speed, 74
Slide Show, 118
SP Mode, 21
Speaker, 32
Sports, 59
Spotlight, 59
Still Images, 54, 106
Storage, 149
Super Night, 60
S-video, 34
System Diagram, 156
Additional
Information
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Tape Protection, 18
Telephoto, 24
Time Code, 162
Time Zone, 51
Tips for Making Better Videos, 36
Tripod, 36
Troubleshooting, 152
TV, 33, 159
Ë
USB terminal, 140
◊
VCR, 33
Video Heads, 149
Video ID-1 system, 35
Videocassettes, 17
Viewfinder, 144
„
White Balance, 77
White LED, 60
Wide screen TV, 22
Wide-angle, 24
Wind Screen, 70
Wireless Controller, 48
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Additional
Information
Zero Set Memory, 84
Zooming, 24
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WARRANTY
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The limited warranty set forth below is given by Canon U.S.A., Inc. (“CUSA”) with respect to each Canon ELURA50
Digital Video Camcorder (“DV Camcorder”) purchased and used in the United States.
Each Canon DV Camcorder, when delivered to you in new condition in its original container, is warranted against defective
material or workmanship as follows: for a period of one (1) year from the date of original purchase (three (3) months in the
case of the video head part), defective parts or DV Camcorders returned to a CUSA factory service center (“CUSA Center”) or
an authorized DV Camcorder service facility (“Service Facility”), and proven to be defective upon inspection, will be repaired
or exchanged for new or comparable rebuilt parts or DV Camcorders. The warranty period for repaired or replacement parts
or DV Camcorders shall begin upon shipment of the same, but shall in no event exceed the original warranty period of the
defective part or DV Camcorder.
Non-Canon brand peripheral equipment and software which may be distributed with Canon DV Camcorders are sold
“AS IS”, without warranty of any kind by CUSA, including any implied warranty regarding merchantability or fitness
for a particular purpose. The sole warranty with respect to such non-Canon brand items is given by the manufacturer
or producer thereof.
CUSA shall have no responsibility under this limited warranty for use of Canon DV Camcorders in conjunction with
incompatible peripheral equipment and incompatible software.
In order to obtain warranty service, contact the authorized Canon retail dealer from whom you purchased the DV Camcorder
or call the CANON INFORMATION CENTER AT 1-800-828-4040 (which is open from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (E.S.T.),
Monday through Friday, excluding holidays). Have your unit serial number and your date of purchase available when you
make the call to expedite service. In either case you will be directed to ship the DV Camcorder, postage prepaid, to the CUSA
Center or Service Facility nearest to you. You must include a copy of the proof of purchase (bill of sale) and a complete
explanation of the problem. DV Camcorders covered by this limited warranty will be repaired and returned to you without
charge by the CUSA Center or the Service Facility. Repairs not under warranty will be at such cost as the CUSA Center or
Service Facility may from time to time generally establish.
This limited warranty covers all defects encountered in normal use of the DV Camcorder, and does not apply in the following
cases:
(a) Loss of or damage to the DV Camcorder due to abuse, mishandling, improper packaging by you, alteration, accident,
leaking batteries, exterior nicks, scratches or dents, electrical current fluctuations, failure to follow operating instructions,
maintenance and environmental instructions prescribed in CUSA’s instruction manual, or service performed by other than
a CUSA Center or Service Facility.
(b) Use of parts or supplies (other than those sold by CUSA) which cause damage to the DV Camcorder or cause abnormally
frequent service calls or service problems.
(c) If any DV Camcorder has had its serial number or dating altered or removed.
This limited warranty does not apply to accessories or consumables for the DV Camcorder, which are sold “AS IS”, without
warranty of any kind by CUSA.
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FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, APPLIES TO THE DV CAMCORDER AFTER THE APPLICABLE PERIOD OF
EXPRESS WARRANTY STATED ABOVE, AND NO OTHER EXPRESS WARRANTY OR GUARANTY, EXCEPT
AS MENTIONED ABOVE, GIVEN BY ANY PERSON, FIRM OR CORPORATION WITH RESPECT TO THE DV
CAMCORDER SHALL BIND CUSA. (SOME STATES DO NOT ALLOW LIMITATIONS ON HOW LONG AN
IMPLIED WARRANTY LASTS, SO THE ABOVE LIMITATION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU) CUSA SHALL NOT
BE LIABLE FOR LOSS OF REVENUES OR PROFITS, EXPENSE FOR SUBSTITUTE EQUIPMENT OR
SERVICE, STORAGE CHARGES, LOSS OF DATA, OR ANY OTHER SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL OR
CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES CAUSED BY THE USE, MISUSE OR INABILITY TO USE THE DV
CAMCORDER, REGARDLESS OF THE LEGAL THEORY ON WHICH THE CLAIM IS BASED, AND EVEN IF
CUSA HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. NOR SHALL RECOVERY OF ANY
KIND AGAINST CUSA BE GREATER IN AMOUNT THAN THE PURCHASE PRICE OF THE DV CAMCORDER
SOLD BY CUSA AND CAUSING THE ALLEGED DAMAGE. WITHOUT LIMITING THE FOREGOING, YOU
ASSUME ALL RISK AND LIABILITY FOR LOSS, DAMAGE OR INJURY TO YOU AND YOUR PROPERTY AND
TO OTHERS AND THEIR PROPERTY ARISING OUT OF USE, MISUSE OR INABILITY TO USE THE DV
CAMCORDER NOT CAUSED DIRECTLY BY THE NEGLIGENCE OF CUSA. (SOME STATES DO NOT ALLOW
THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, SO THE ABOVE
LIMITATION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.) THIS LIMITED WARRANTY SHALL NOT EXTEND TO ANYONE
OTHER THAN THE ORIGINAL PURCHASER OF ANY DV CAMCORDER, OR THE PERSON FOR WHOM IT
WAS PURCHASED AS A GIFT, AND STATES YOUR EXCLUSIVE REMEDY.
This limited warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights which vary from state to state.
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CANON CONSUMER DIGITAL VIDEO EQUIPMENT LIMITED
WARRANTY
The limited warranty set forth below is given by Canon Canada Inc. (“Canon Canada”) with respect to Canon
digital video equipment purchased in Canada. This limited warranty is only effective upon presentation of a bill of
sale or other proof of purchase for this Canon digital video equipment to a Canon Service Facility when repairs are
required.
Canon consumer video digital equipment is warranted under normal, non-commercial, personal use, against
defective materials or workmanship as follows:
Parts: Defective parts will be exchanged for new parts or, at Canon Canada’s option, comparable rebuilt parts for
a period of one year from the date of original purchase, except Video Heads which will be exchanged for a period
of 3 months from the date of purchase.
Labour:
For a period of one year from the date of original purchase, labour will be provided free of charge by
our Canon Service Facilities in Canada.
This limited warranty covers all defects except where:
(a) The loss or damage to the product results from:
i) accident, natural disaster, mishandling, abuse, neglect, unauthorized product modification or failure to
follow instructions contained in the instruction manual;
ii) the use of accessories, attachments, products, supplies, parts or devices with this Canon product that do
not conform to Canon specifications or that cause abnormally frequent service problems;
iii) repairs or services performed by any party other than a Canon Service Facility;
iv) defective batteries or any exposure to water, sand or dirt;
v) shipping (claim must be presented to the shipper);
(b) Any serial number on the video equipment is altered or removed.
(c) The digital video equipment is used for commercial, professional or industrial purposes.
This limited warranty does not cover the cabinet (exterior finish) of the digital video equipment, video cassette
tapes, head cleanings, nor does it apply to digital video equipment purchased outside Canada.
TO OBTAIN WARRANTY SERVICE
Ship your Canon digital video equipment in its original carton, box or equivalent, properly packed, fully insured with
shipping charges prepaid, together with a copy of your bill of sale or other proof of purchase and a description of
the problem to any of the Canon Service Facilities in Canada.
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Except as otherwise required by applicable legislation, this warranty is in lieu of all other warranties, conditions,
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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
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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.
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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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