Instruction manual | Canon 8152B005 Camcorder User Manual

PUB. DIE-0431-000B
HD Camcorder
Instruction Manual
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Introduction
Important Usage Instructions
WARNING
TO REDUCE THE RISK OF FIRE OR ELECTRIC SHOCK, DO NOT EXPOSE THIS PRODUCT TO RAIN
OR MOISTURE.
COPYRIGHT WARNING:
Unauthorized recording of copyrighted materials may infringe on the rights of copyright
owners and be contrary to copyright laws.
The Mains plug is used as the disconnect device. The Mains plug shall remain readily operable
to disconnect the plug in case of an accident.
CAUTION:
• Danger of explosion if the wrong type of batteries are attached. Use only the same type of batteries.
• Do not expose batteries or product to excessive heat such as the inside of a car under
direct sunlight, fire, etc.
While using the compact power adapter, do not wrap it or cover it with a piece of cloth,
and do not place it in confined narrow spaces.
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CAUTION
RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK
DO NOT OPEN
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CAUTION:
TO REDUCE THE RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK, DO NOT REMOVE COVER
(OR BACK). NO USER-SERVICEABLE PARTS INSIDE. REFER SERVICING
TO QUALIFIED SERVICE PERSONNEL.
The lightning flash with arrowhead symbol, within an equilateral triangle, is intended to alert the
user to the presence of uninsulated “dangerous voltage” within the product’s enclosure, that may
be of sufficient magnitude to constitute a risk of electric shock to persons.
The exclamation point, within an equilateral triangle, is intended to alert the user to the presence
of important operating and maintenance (servicing) instructions in the literature accompanying
the product.
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FCC/IC NOTICE
HD Camcorder, VIXIA HF R42 / VIXIA HF R40 / VIXIA HF R400 systems
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions:
(1) This device may not cause harmful interference, and (2) this device must accept any interference
received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.
Note: This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for class B digital device,
pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection
against harmful interference in a residential installation. This equipment generates, uses and can
radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and use in accordance with the instructions, may
cause harmful interference to radio communications. However, there is no guarantee that interference
will not occur in a particular installation. If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or
television reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user is
encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the following measures:
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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.
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Model ID0019 (including WLAN Module Model WM217, FCC ID: AZD217)
This device complies with Industry Canada license-exempt RSS standard(s). Operation is subject to the
following two conditions: (1) this device may not cause interference, and (2) this device must accept
any interference, including interference that may cause undesired operation of the device.
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This transmitter must not be co-located or operated in conjunction with any other antenna or
transmitter.
The available scientific evidence does not show that any health problems are associated with using
low-power wireless devices. There is no proof, however, that these low power wireless devices are
absolutely safe. Low-power wireless devices emit low levels of radio frequency energy (RF) in the
microwave range while being used. Whereas high levels of RF can produce health effects (by heating
tissue), exposure to low-level RF that does not produce heating effects causes no known adverse
health effects. Many studies of low-level RF exposures have not found any biological effects. Some
studies have suggested that some biological effects might occur, but such findings have not been
confirmed by additional research. This model has been tested and found to comply with FCC/IC
radiation exposure limits set forth for an uncontrolled equipment and meets the FCC radio frequency
(RF) Exposure Guidelines in Supplement C to OET65 and RSS-102 of the IC radio frequency (RF)
Exposure rules.
Canon U.S.A., Inc.
One Canon Park, Melville, NY 11747, USA
Tel No. 1-800-OK-CANON (1-800-652-2666)
This Class B digital apparatus complies with Canadian ICES-003.
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IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
In these safety instructions the word “apparatus” refers to the Canon HD Camcorder
VIXIA HF R42 / VIXIA HF R40 / VIXIA HF R400 and all its accessories.
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Read these instructions.
Keep these instructions.
Heed all warnings.
Follow all instructions.
Do not use this apparatus near water.
Clean only with dry cloth.
Do not install near any heat sources such as radiators, heat registers, stoves, or other
apparatus (including amplifiers) that produce heat.
Protect the power cord from being walked on or pinched particularly at plugs, convenience
receptacles, and the point where they exit from the apparatus.
Only use attachments/accessories specified by the manufacturer.
Unplug this apparatus during lightning storms or when unused for long periods of time.
Refer all servicing to qualified service personnel. Servicing is required when the apparatus
has been damaged in any way, such as power-supply cord or plug is damaged, liquid has
been spilled or objects have fallen into the apparatus, the apparatus has been exposed to
rain or moisture, does not operate normally, or has been dropped.
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CA-110 identification plate is located on the bottom.
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REGIONS OF USE
VIXIA HF R42 and VIXIA HF R40 are in compliance (as of January 2013) with the radio signal
regulations of the regions listed below. For details on other regions where they can be used,
make inquiries with the contacts listed on the back side of this instruction manual.
REGIONS
Canada, Hong Kong S.A.R., USA, South Korea, Taiwan
Model
ID0019: VIXIA HF R40 / VIXIA HF R42
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Trademark Acknowledgements
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• SD, SDHC and SDXC Logos are trademarks of SD-3C, LLC.
• Microsoft and Windows are trademarks or registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States
and/or other countries.
• App Store, iPad, iPhone, iTunes and Mac OS are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other
countries.
• HDMI, the HDMI logo and High-Definition Multimedia Interface are trademarks or registered trademarks of
HDMI Licensing LLC in the United States and other countries.
• “AVCHD”, “AVCHD Progressive” and the “AVCHD Progressive” logo are
trademarks of Panasonic Corporation and Sony Corporation.
• Manufactured under license from Dolby Laboratories.
“Dolby” and the double-D symbol are trademarks of Dolby Laboratories.
• Google, Android, Google Play, YouTube are trademarks of Google Inc.
• Facebook is a registered trademark of Facebook, Inc.
• IOS is a trademark or registered trademark of Cisco in the U.S. and other countries and is used under license.
• The Twitter name and marks are trademarks of Twitter, Inc.
• Wi-Fi is a registered trademark of the Wi-Fi Alliance.
• Wi-Fi Certified, WPA, WPA2, and the Wi-Fi Certified logo are trademarks of the Wi-Fi Alliance.
• WPS as used on the camcorder’s settings, onscreen displays and in this manual signifies Wi-Fi Protected
Setup.
• The Wi-Fi Protected Setup Identifier Mark is a mark of the Wi-Fi Alliance.
• Other names and products not mentioned above may be trademarks or registered trademarks of their
respective companies.
• This device incorporates exFAT technology licensed from Microsoft.
• “Full HD 1080” refers to Canon camcorders compliant with high-definition video
composed of 1,080 vertical pixels (scanning lines).
• This product is licensed under AT&T patents for the MPEG-4 standard and may be used
for encoding MPEG-4 compliant video and/or decoding MPEG-4 compliant video that was encoded only (1) for
a personal and non-commercial purpose or (2) by a video provider licensed under the AT&T patents to provide
MPEG-4 compliant video. No license is granted or implied for any other use for MPEG-4 standard.
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Exciting Features and New Functions
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Wi-Fi Functions
Baby Mode (A 64)
(A 122)
Enjoy the freedom of Wi-Fi* by
using convenient Wi-Fi functions
such as the following.
• You can use a smartphone as a
remote control and record movies from a distance (A 125).
• You can wirelessly connect the
camcorder to your home network and upload your recordings to CANON iMAGE
GATEWAY (A 130). This will
allow you to even share your
videos on YouTube and Facebook. You can share your videos
on YouTube and Facebook also
by uploading them using an iOS
device (A 128).
• Enjoying your recordings with
family and friends has just
become easier because you can
use the Web browser on a
smartphone or computer to view
the camcorder’s recordings
(A 126).
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Using Baby mode, you will not
miss out on baby’s precious
moments. The camcorder’s
settings are optimized to capture
the beauty of baby’s skin. You
can also add stamps to the video
to keep track of baby’s growth.
Baby mode is for AVCHD movies
only.
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* Wi-Fi is a connection method for
devices to connect wirelessly and is
certified by the Wi-Fi Alliance.
AVCHD and MP4
Recording (A 60)
You can choose to record movies
in AVCHD or MP4 format. Record
movies in AVCHD and play them
back with fantastic picture quality.
Alternatively, record movies in
MP4 for uploading to the Web and
transferring to mobile devices.
Depending on the video quality,
you can also record at 60 frames
per second. With video at 60
frames per second, your videos
will achieve a level of realistic
movement that will impress your
audience.
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Smart AUTO (A 43)
Smart AUTO automatically selects the best
scene mode for the scene you want to
shoot. You get spectacular recordings
every time without worrying about settings.
Video Snapshot
Cinema-Look Filters
(A 74)
(A 65)
Shoot or capture short scenes
and arrange them into a video
clip set to your favorite
background music.
Face Detection
(A 76)
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The camcorder automatically
detects people’s faces and
adjusts the focus and other
settings accordingly for beautiful
results.
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Use professional cinema-look
filters to create unique movies
with distinctive looks.
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Image Stabilization
Dynamic IS (A 75)
compensates for camcorder
shake when you shoot video
while walking. Powered IS
(A 76) will produce stable shots
when you zoom in on distant
subjects (full telephoto).
Intelligent IS (A 45) selects the
type of image stabilization for the
recording situation.
Enjoying Your Recordings on Other Devices
Connect the camcorder
to an HDTV (A 105).
Copy your recordings to
an external video recorder
(A 119).
Upload recordings to your
computer (A 111).
Copy the camcorder’s entire
memory onto an external
hard drive (A 116).
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Save your recordings.
Upload your MP4 movies
and photos to the Web
(A 121).
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Enjoying Your Recordings Using the Camcorder’s Wi-Fi Functions
Use your iOS or Android smartphone or
tablet to remotely control the camcorder
(A 125).
Use the Web browser on your iOS or
Android smartphone or tablet to view the
recordings on the camcorder (A 126).
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Save your recordings on an
iPhone or iPad and play them
back (A 128).
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Connect the camcorder to an
access point on your home
network and then share your
recordings on CANON iMAGE
GATEWAY (A 130). From
there, you can make online
albums to enjoy your
recordings.
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After connecting the
camcorder to an iPhone, iPad
or CANON iMAGE GATEWAY,
you can upload your
recordings to other sites.
Table of contents
„ Introduction
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Exciting Features and New Functions
About this Manual
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Getting to Know the Camcorder
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Supplied Accessories and CD-ROM
Names of Parts
„ Preparations
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Getting Started
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Charging the Battery Pack
Turning On the Camcorder
Using the Grip Belt
Opening the Lens Cover and Adjusting the LCD Screen
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Using a Memory Card
Memory Cards Compatible for Use with the Camcorder
Inserting and Removing a Memory Card
First Time Settings
Basic Setup
Changing the Time Zone
Initializing the Memory
Basic Operation of the Camcorder
Using the Touch Screen
Using the Menus
Operating Modes
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„ Basic Shooting and Playback
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Basic Recording
Shooting Video
About the Smart AUTO function
Intelligent IS
Taking Photos
Zooming
Basic Playback
Playing Back Video
Viewing Photos
Deleting Scenes
Deleting Photos
„ Advanced Shooting
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Selecting the Movie Format (AVCHD/MP4)
Selecting the Video Quality
6/4 Selecting the Memory (Built-in Memory/
Memory Card) for Recordings
6/4 Dual Recording and Relay Recording
Baby Mode
Cinema Mode and Cinema-Look Filters
Special Scene Modes
Programmed AE Mode: Adjusting Settings to Match Your
Needs
Decoration: Adding a Personal Touch
Video Snapshot
Advanced Image Stabilization
Powered IS
Face Detection and Tracking
Faders
Adjusting the Exposure
Adjusting the Focus
Pre-Recording
White Balance
Self Timer
Frame Rate
Tele Macro
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Audio Scenes
Audio Recording Level
Using Headphones
Using an External Microphone
„ Advanced Playback and Editing
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Capturing Video Snapshot Scenes and Photos from a
Movie
Playing Back Scenes in the Baby Album
Playing Back Video Snapshot Scenes
Playback with Background Music
Selecting the Playback Starting Point
Dividing Scenes
Trimming Scenes
Slideshow
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„ External Connections
102 Terminals on the Camcorder
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Connection Diagrams
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107 Saving and Sharing Your Recordings
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6/4 Copying Movies and Photos to a Memory
Card
6/4 Converting Movies to MP4 Format
Saving Recordings on a Computer
6/4 Memory Save: Saving an Entire Memory
onto an External Hard Drive
Copying Recordings to an External Video Recorder
Uploading MP4 Movies and Photos to the Web
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„ 6/4 Wi-Fi Functions
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Introduction to Wi-Fi
Recording Movies Using a Smartphone as a Remote
Control
Remote Browse: Viewing Recordings Using a Web
Browser on Your iOS Device or Android Smartphone
Uploading Videos Using an iOS Device
Sharing Recordings with CANON iMAGE GATEWAY
Playback on a Computer
Wi-Fi Connection Using an Access Point
Viewing and Changing Wi-Fi Settings
„ Additional Information
144 Appendix: Menu Options Lists
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Main Functions] and [Edit] Panels
Other Settings] Menus
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154 Appendix: Onscreen Icons and Displays
158 Trouble?
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Troubleshooting
List of Messages
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175 Do’s and Don’ts
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Handling Precautions
Maintenance/Others
Using the Camcorder Abroad
181 General Information
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Accessories
Optional Accessories
Specifications
Index
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About this Manual
Thank you for purchasing the Canon VIXIA HF R42 / VIXIA HF R40 /
VIXIA HF R400. Please read this manual carefully before you use the
camcorder and retain it for future reference. Should your camcorder fail
to operate correctly, refer to Troubleshooting (A 158).
Conventions Used in this Manual
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IMPORTANT: Precautions related to the camcorder’s operation.
NOTES: Additional topics that complement the basic operating
procedures.
POINTS TO CHECK: Restrictions or requirements regarding the
function described.
A: Reference page number within this manual.
6 : Text that applies only to the models shown in the icon.
The following terms are used in this manual:
When not specified as “memory card” or “built-in memory”, the term
“memory” by itself refers to both.
“Scene” refers to one movie unit from the point you press the
Y button to start recording until you press again to pause
the recording.
The photos included in this manual are simulated pictures taken with
a still camera. Unless indicated otherwise, illustrations and menu
icons refer to the 6.
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indicates that a function is available in the
operating mode indicated and
indicates
that the function is not available. The operating
modes are divided into the following three
groups. For a detailed explanation, refer to
Operating Modes (A 39).
Brackets [ ] are used to refer to
control buttons and menu options
you will touch on the screen and to
other onscreen messages and
displays.
Movie format
Shooting mode
Playback mode
Self Timer
Operating modes:
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* For movies only.
> [ Other Settings] > p > [Self Timer] >
[i On <] > [X]
• < will appear on the screen.
• Repeat, selecting [ j Off], to turn off the self timer.
Movies: In record pause mode, press Y.
The camcorder starts recording after a 10-second countdown. The
countdown appears on the screen.
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Photos: In record pause mode, touch [PHOTO].
• The camcorder will record the photo after a 10-second countdown. The
countdown appears on the screen.
The names of physical buttons
and switches on the
camcorder are indicated within
a “button” frame.
For example Y.
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The > arrow is used to abbreviate menu selections.
For a detailed explanation on how to use the menus,
refer to Using the Menus (A 35). For a concise
summary of all available menu options and settings,
refer to the appendix Menu Options Lists (A 144).
Getting to Know the Camcorder
Supplied Accessories and CD-ROM
The following accessories are supplied with the camcorder:
XCA-110 Compact Power Adapter*
BP-718 Battery PackW
XIFC-300PCU/S USB Cable
HTC-100/S High Speed HDMI CableW
XQuick Guide
XWi-Fi Basic Setup Guide**
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Transfer Utility LE Startup GuideW
(see below)
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* CA-110E including power cord, in Asia.
** 6/4 only.
Transfer Utility LE Startup Guide: This guide explains how to download
PIXELA’s Transfer Utility LE software, which allows you to save your
AVCHD movies and transfer music data from the supplied Canon VIXIA
CD-ROM (see next page) to the camcorder. For details on using the
software, refer to the Transfer Utility LE Software Guide included with the
downloaded software.
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• The camcorder may make a rattling sound if it is shaken (A 161).
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The Canon VIXIA CD-ROM is also supplied with the camcorder. The CDROM contains the following components:
- Instruction Manual - The full-version instruction manual of the
camcorder (this PDF file).
- ImageBrowser EX - The CD-ROM contains an automatic installer for
the software ImageBrowser EX, which allows you to save and
manage MP4 movies and photos and upload CANON iMAGE
GATEWAY*, YouTube and Facebook. An Internet connection is
required for full installation of the software.
- Music data - Music files that can be used as background music during
playback. These music files are for exclusive use with PIXELA’s
software. The disc cannot be played back on CD players.
- Image mix data - Image files that can be used with the image mix
function (image mix frames).
* CANON iMAGE GATEWAY is an online service that allows you to share movies and photos, make photo albums, and more. This service may not be
available in all countries/regions.
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Names of Parts
Left side view
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Right side view
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(playback mode) button (A 40)
ON/OFF button (A 23)
Memory card slot cover
MIC (microphone) terminal (A 91)
AV OUT terminal (A 102, 104)/
× (headphones) terminal (A 89)
HDMI OUT terminal (A 102, 103)
USB terminal (A 102, 104)
Memory card slot (A 29)
START/STOP button (A 41)
DC IN terminal (A 21)
Grip belt (A 24)
Lens cover switch (A 25)
Stereo microphone (A 87)
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Front view
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Top view
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Speaker (A 52)
Zoom lever (A 47)
LCD touch screen (A 25, 35)
ACCESS indicator (A 41)
64Wi-Fi antenna (A 124)
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LCD panel
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l POWER/CHG (charge) indicator:
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Green - On
Red - Charging (A 21)
q Battery attachment unit (A 21)
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a Serial number
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Back view
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S Tripod socket (A 176)
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d BATTERY RELEASE switch (A 22)
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Bottom view
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Preparations
This chapter describes basic operations, such as using the
touch panel, navigating the menus, and first time settings to
help you learn more about your camcorder.
Getting Started
Charging the Battery Pack
The camcorder can be powered with a battery pack or directly using
the compact power adapter.
For approximate charging times and recording/playback times with a
fully charged battery pack, refer to Charging, Recording and Playback
Times (A 182).
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1 Plug the power cord into a
power outlet.
For Asia only: Connect the power
cord to the compact power
adapter before plugging the
power cord into the power outlet.
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2 Connect the compact power
adapter to the camcorder’s DC
IN terminal.
3 Attach the battery pack to the
camcorder.
Press the battery pack softly into
the battery attachment unit and
slide it up until it clicks in place.
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DC IN terminal
For Asia only:
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POWER/CHG (charge) indicator
4 Charging will start when the
camcorder is turned off.
• If the camcorder was on, the
green POWER/CHG indicator
will go out when you turn off the
camcorder. After a moment,
the POWER/CHG indicator will
turn on in red (battery pack
charging). The red POWER/
CHG indicator will go out when �
the battery pack is fully
charged.
• If the indicator flashes, refer to Troubleshooting (A 161).
To remove the battery pack
1 Slide d in the
direction of the arrow and hold it
pressed down.
2 Slide the battery pack and
then pull it out.
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BATTERY RELEASE switch
IMPORTANT
• Turn off the camcorder before connecting or disconnecting the compact power adapter. After turning off the camcorder, important data is
updated in the memory. Be sure to wait until the green POWER/CHG
indicator goes out.
• Do not connect to the camcorder’s DC IN terminal or to the compact
power adapter any electrical equipment that is not expressly recommended for use with this camcorder.
• To prevent equipment breakdowns and excessive heating, do not connect the supplied compact power adapter to voltage converters for
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overseas travels or special power sources such as those on aircraft and
ships, DC-AC inverters, etc.
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• We recommend charging the battery pack in temperatures between
10 °C and 30 °C (50 °F and 86 °F). If either the ambient temperature or
the battery pack’s temperature is outside the range of approx. 0 °C to
40 °C (32 °F to 104 °F), charging will not start.
• If the ambient temperature or the battery pack’s temperature is low,
charging may take longer than usual.
• The battery pack will be charged only when the camcorder is off.
• If the power supply was disconnected while charging a battery pack,
make sure the POWER/CHG indicator has gone out before restoring
the power supply.
• If remaining battery time is an issue, you can power the camcorder
using the compact power adapter so the battery pack will not be consumed.
• Charged battery packs continue to discharge naturally. Therefore,
charge them on the day of use, or the day before, to ensure a full
charge.
• Battery packs for this camcorder can display the remaining battery time.
The first time you use a battery pack, fully charge it and then use the
camcorder until the battery pack is completely exhausted. Doing so will
ensure that the remaining recording time will be displayed accurately.
• We recommend that you prepare battery packs to last 2 to 3 times
longer than you think you might need.
• USA and Canada only: The Lithium ion/polymer battery that
powers the product is recyclable. Please call
1-800-8-BATTERY for information on how to recycle this
battery.
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Turning On the Camcorder
You can turn the camcorder on and off by opening and closing the LCD
panel. The first time you turn on the camcorder, the initial setup
screens will appear and guide you through the basic settings (A 31).
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Open the LCD panel to turn on the
camcorder.
To turn off the camcorder
Close the LCD panel or press
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• You can use the
> q > [Power On Using LCD Panel] setting
so that you can turn the camcorder on and off only by pressing
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Using the Grip Belt
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Fasten the grip belt.
Adjust the grip belt so that you can reach the
zoom lever with your index finger, and the
Y button with your thumb.
To remove the grip belt
1 Lift the padded handgrip’s flap and detach the strap from the Velcro
pad.
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2 Pull the strap to remove it first from the front bracket on the
camcorder, then to unthread it from the handgrip and finally to
remove it from the rear bracket on the camcorder.
Opening the Lens Cover and Adjusting the LCD Screen
Before you start recording, open the lens cover.
Move the lens cover switch
down to
to open the lens
cover.
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Rotating the LCD Panel
The first time you open the LCD panel, the initial setup screens will
appear and guide you through the basic settings (A 31).
Open the LCD panel 90 degrees.
• You can rotate the panel 90 degrees downward.
• You can rotate the panel 180 degrees toward the lens. Rotating the
LCD panel 180 degrees can be useful to allow the camcorder to include
yourself in the picture when recording with the self timer.
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180°
180°
Subject can monitor the LCD screen
90°
NOTES
• About the LCD screen: The screen is produced using extremely high-precision manufacturing techniques, with more than 99.99% of the pixels
operating to specification. Less than 0.01% of the pixels may occasionally misfire or appear as black, red, blue or green dots. This has no
effect on the recorded image and does not constitute a malfunction.
• For details about how to take care of the touch screen, refer to Handling
Precautions (A 175), Cleaning (A 179).
• You can adjust the screen’s brightness using the
>
> [LCD
Brightness] and [LCD Backlight] settings. When the compact power
adapter is connected, [LCD Backlight] will automatically change to
[H Bright].
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Using a Memory Card
Memory Cards Compatible for Use with the Camcorder
You can use the following types of commercially available Secure Digital (SD) cards with this camcorder.
As of January 2013, the movie recording function has been tested
using SD/SDHC/SDXC memory cards made by Panasonic, Toshiba
and SanDisk. For the latest information on cards that can be used, visit
your local Canon Web site.
Memory card type: . SD memory card, / SDHC memory card,
0 SDXC memory card
SD Speed Class*:
Capacity:
128 MB or larger**.
* When using an SD memory card without a speed class rating, you may not be able
to record movies, depending on the memory card used.
** SD memory cards with a capacity of 64 MB or smaller cannot be used to record
movies.
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• About the Speed Class: Speed Class is a standard that indicates the minimum guaranteed data transfer speed of memory cards. When you buy
a new memory card, look for the Speed Class logo on the package.
When you record movies with a video quality of 60P or 35 Mbps, we
recommend using memory cards rated SD Speed Class 6 or 10. When
you record movies with other video quality options, we recommend
using memory cards rated SD Speed Class 4, 6 or 10.
SDXC Memory Cards
You can use SDXC memory cards with this camcorder. When using
memory cards with other devices, such as digital recorders, computers
and card readers, make sure that the external device is compatible
with SDXC cards. For more information on compatibility, contact the
computer, operating system or memory card manufacturer.
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IMPORTANT
• If you use an SDXC memory card with a computer OS that is not SDXCcompatible, you may be prompted to format the memory card. In such
case, cancel the operation to prevent data loss.
• After repeatedly recording, deleting and editing scenes (fragmented
memory), it will take longer to write data on the memory and recording
may stop. Save your recordings and initialize the memory.
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Inserting and Removing a Memory Card
If you plan on using a memory card, turn off the camcorder before performing the initial setup and then insert the memory card. After performing the initial setup, initialize the memory card (A 33).
1 Open the LCD panel.
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If this is your first time to turn on
the camcorder, the language
selection screen of the initial
setup screens will appear.
2 Press
to turn off the
camcorder.
Make sure the POWER/CHG
indicator is off.
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3 Open the memory card slot
cover.
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4 Insert the memory card at a
slight angle, with the label
facing toward the lens, all the
way into the memory card slot
until it clicks.
The memory card slot is at a
slight angle toward the lens so
be careful not to damage the
memory card when inserting it.
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Lens
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Memory card
Top view
5 Close the memory card slot
cover.
Do not force the cover closed if the memory card is not correctly
inserted.
To remove the memory card
Push the memory card once to release it. When the memory card
springs out, pull it all the way out.
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IMPORTANT
• Memory cards have front and back sides that are not interchangeable.
Inserting a memory card facing the wrong direction can cause a malfunction of the camcorder. Be sure to insert the memory card as
described in step 4.
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First Time Settings
Basic Setup
The first time you turn on the camcorder, you will be guided by the
camcorder’s easy-to-follow setup screens to configure the camcorder’s initial settings. You will set the date and time, movie format,
and other basic functions. For details on how to use the touch screen,
refer to Using the Touch Screen (A 35).
1 Touch the language used for onscreen
displays and then touch [æ].
• You may need to scroll down to find your
language.
• After you select a language, the [Date
Format] screen will appear.
Touch [æ] after selecting
a language
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2 Touch [Y.M.D], [M.D,Y] or [D.M.Y] to select
the date format you prefer and then touch [æ].
After you select the date format, the [Date/Time] screen will appear
with the first field selected.
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3 Touch a field you want to change (year, month, day, hours or
minutes).
4 Touch [Í] or [Î] to change the field as necessary.
5 Set the correct date and time by changing
all the fields in the same way
• Touch [24H] to use 24-hour clock or leave it
unselected to use 12-hour clock (AM/PM).
6 Touch [OK] and then touch [æ].
• After you select the date and time, the [Movie Format] screen will
appear.
7 Touch [·] or [¸] to select the movie format and then touch
[æ].
• 6/4 After you select the movie format, the [v Rec Media
for Movies] screen will appear, where you can select the memory to
which you want to record movies.
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• 7 Skip to step 10.
8 Touch [&] (built-in memory) or [
] (memory card) and then
touch [æ].
• When selecting the memory, you can check the available recording
time based on the video quality setting.
• After you select the memory to which you want to record movies, the
[{ Rec Media for Photos] screen will appear.
9 Touch [&] (built-in memory) or [
] (memory card) and then
touch [æ].
When selecting the memory, you can check the number of photos that
can be recorded, based on a photo size of 1920x1080.
10 Touch [OK].
Setup is complete. The settings you selected will appear briefly and
then the camcorder will be ready to record.
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• Some control buttons, such as [ZOOM] or [PHOTO], will appear in
English regardless of the language selected.
• You can change the language later on with the
> q > [Language
] setting. You can adjust the date and time later on with the
> q > [Date/Time] setting. You can change the movie format
later on with the
> [Movie Format] setting. 6/4 You can
select the memory for movies and photos later on with the
>
[Recording Media] > [v Rec Media for Movies] and [{ Rec Media
for Photos] settings.
• When you do not use the camcorder for about 3 months, the built-in
rechargeable lithium battery may discharge completely and the date
and time setting may be lost. In such case, recharge the built-in lithium
battery (A 178). The next time you turn on the camcorder, you will
have to configure the initial settings again.
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Changing the Time Zone
Change the time zone to match your location. The default setting is
New York. In addition, the camcorder is able to retain the date and time
of another location. This is convenient when you travel so that you can
set the camcorder to match the time of your home location or that of
your destination.
Operating modes:
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1 Open the [Time Zone/DST] screen.
>[
Other Settings] > q > [Time Zone/DST]
2 Touch ["] to set the home time zone, or [#] to set the time zone
of your destination when you are traveling.
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3 Touch [Í] or [Î] to set the desired time zone. If necessary, touch
[$] to adjust for daylight saving time.
4 Touch [X] to close the menu.
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Initializing the Memory
Initialize memory cards when you use them with this camcorder for the
first time. You can also initialize a memory card or the built-in memory
(6/4 only) to permanently delete all the recordings it contains.
6/4 At the time of purchase, the built-in memory comes preinitialized and contains music files for use as background music and
images for use with the image mix function (image mix frames).
Operating modes:
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1 Power the camcorder using the compact power adapter.
Do not disconnect the power source or turn off the camcorder until the
initialization is completed.
2 Initialize the memory.
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6/4
> [ Other Settings] > q > [Initialize &/ ] >
[& Built-in Mem.] or [
Mem. Card] > [Initialize] >
[Complete Initialization]1 > [Yes]2 > [OK] > [X]
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> [ Other Settings] > q > [Initialize
]>
[Initialize] > [Complete Initialization]1 > [Yes]2 > [OK] >
[X]
1
2
Touch this option if you want to physically erase all the data rather than just clear
the file allocation table of the memory.
If you selected the [Complete Initialization] option, you can touch [Cancel] to cancel
the initialization while it is in progress. All recordings will be erased and the memory
can be used without any problem.
IMPORTANT
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• Initializing the memory will permanently erase all recordings. Lost original recordings cannot be recovered. Make sure you save important
recordings in advance using an external device (A 107).
• Initializing a memory card will permanently erase any music files and
images you may have transferred to the card. (6/4 The music
files and image mix frames that come pre-installed in the built-in memory will be restored after it is initialized.) To transfer music files from the
supplied VIXIA CD-ROM to the memory card:
- Windows users: Use the supplied software for AVCHD movies,
Transfer Utility LE. For details, refer to the Software Guide (PDF file)
of PIXELA’s software.
- Mac OS users: Use Finder to transfer music files from the “MUSIC”
folder on the supplied VIXIA CD-ROM to the memory card. Refer to
About the music files (A 190) for the folder structure of the memory
card.
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Basic Operation of the Camcorder
Using the Touch Screen
The control buttons and menu items that appear on the touch screen
change dynamically depending on the operating mode and the task
you are performing. With the intuitive touch screen interface you have
all the controls at your fingertips.
Touch
Touch on an element displayed on the touch
screen.
Used to start playing back a scene in an
index screen, to select a setting from the
menus, etc.
Drag
While touching the screen, swipe your finger up and down or left and right across
the screen.
Used to scroll menus, to browse through
index screen pages or to adjust slider
controls like the volume.
IMPORTANT
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• In the following cases, you may not be able to perform touch operations
correctly.
- Using your fingernails or hard-tipped objects, such as ballpoint pens.
- Operating the touch screen with wet or gloved hands.
- Applying excessive force with your finger.
Using the Menus
Many of the camcorder’s functions can be adjusted from the menus in
the
(Home) menu. In addition, you will find it useful to learn how to
navigate the other menus as well so that you can access all that your
camcorder has to offer.
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(Home) Menu
The
(Home) menu is the gateway to most of the camcorder’s functions and settings.
Operating modes:
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1 Touch [
menu.
] on the upper left of the screen to open the
(Home)
2 Drag your finger left/right to bring the desired menu to the center.
3 Touch the icon of the desired menu to open it.
See below for a description of each menu. The menus that appear
depend on whether the camcorder is in recording mode or playback
mode.
In recording mode
In playback mode
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Menus Available in Recording Mode
Menu
[
[
Description
Other Settings]
Opens the [ Other Settings] menus, which gives you access
to various camcorder settings. For details on how to navigate
this menu, refer to Using the [ Other Settings] Menus
(A 37).
Recording Setup]
Open this menu to select the movie format (A 60), video
quality (A 60), the memory used for recordings* (A 63) and
whether to use dual recording or relay recording (A 63).
[Shooting Mode]
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From this menu, you will be able to select the shooting mode.
Each of the 5 modes offers you different functionality and control
over the camcorder. For more details, refer to Recording
(A 39).
Menu
Description
[
Main Functions]
This contains functions commonly used while shooting, such as
focus and exposure. For details on how to navigate this menu,
refer to [
Main Functions] Panel (A 38).
[
Remote Control+
Streaming]*
After installing the remote control app, use your smartphone as a
remote control to record movies with the camcorder (A 125).
* 6/4 only.
Menus Available in Playback Mode
Menu
Description
Other Settings] menus (A 37). The available
Open the [
functions differ in recording mode and playback mode.
[
Other Settings]
[
Photo Playback]
Switches the camcorder to photo playback mode (A 54).
[y Movie Playback]
Switches the camcorder to movie playback mode (A 50).
[
Baby Album]
[¦ Video Snapshot]
[
Wi-Fi]*
* 6/4 only.
You can play back the movies you recorded with Baby mode
(A 93).
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You can play back video snapshot scenes (A 94).
Allows you to access the various Wi-Fi functions, such as
uploading recordings to the Web or playing back recordings
using a smartphone. For more details on Wi-Fi functions, refer to
Wi-Fi Functions (A 122).
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• For brevity’s sake, references to settings in the
(Home) menu will
include only the icon of the menu, the tab of the desired submenu (for
settings in the [
Other Settings] menu) and the setting name. For
example, to adjust the screen’s brightness, use the
>
>
[LCD Brightness] setting.
Using the [
Refer to [
Other Settings] Menus
Other Settings] Menus (A 146) for available functions.
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Operating modes:
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*
* In
mode, access to functions is limited.
1 Touch [ ] on the upper left of the
screen to open the
(Home)
menu.
2 Drag your finger left/right to bring
[
Other Settings] to the center.
3 Touch the icon to open the
[
Other Settings] menus.
4 Touch the tab of the desired
menu.
5 Drag your finger up/down to bring the setting you want to change
into the orange selection bar.
• You can also use the [Í] and [Î] icons for scrolling.
• Menu items not available appear grayed out.
• You can touch any menu item on the screen to bring it directly into
the selection bar.
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6 When the desired menu item is inside the selection bar, touch [æ].
7 Touch the desired option and touch [X].
You can touch [X] to close the menu at any time.
[
Main Functions] Panel
The [
Main Functions] panel contains frequently used shooting functions. Refer to [
Main Functions] Panel (A 144) for available functions.
Operating modes:
SCN
*
* In
mode, access to functions is limited.
Touch [ ] on the lower right of the screen to open the [
Functions] panel.
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Main
In
mode
Drag your finger up
and down along the
scroll bar to display
the rest of the panel
Touch to scroll up
or down
Touch the control
button of the
desired function
You may need to drag your finger up and down along the scroll bar or
touch [Í] and [Î] to find the control button of the desired function.
Operating Modes
Recording
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When recording, the camcorder’s operating mode is determined by the
[Shooting Mode] menu in the
(Home) menu and the [Movie Format]
option in the [
Recording Setup] menu. Perform the following procedure to set the shooting mode. Refer to Selecting the Movie Format
(AVCHD/MP4) (A 60) for a detailed explanation on how to set the
movie format.
1 Touch the shooting mode
button on the left side of the
screen.
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2 Drag your finger up/down to
bring the desired shooting
mode to the center and then
Shooting mode button
touch [OK].
For
and SCN modes, you
will need to make additional selections and then touch [OK].
Shooting mode
(Baby mode)
Operation
Use Baby mode so that you can record all your little one’s precious
moments (A 64).
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Shooting mode
(AUTO mode)
(Cinema mode)
SCN
(Special scene
modes)
(Programmed
AE mode)
Operation
Let the camcorder take care of most of the settings while you
concentrate on recording (A 41). Great for beginners or if you just
prefer not to bother with detailed camcorder settings.
Give your recordings a cinematic look and use cinema-look filters to
create unique movies (A 65).
From nightscapes to beaches, have the camcorder select the best
settings that match the situation you are in (A 66).
Enjoy full access to menus, settings and advanced functions (A 68).
Playback
Press the
button to switch
the camcorder between camera
(recording) mode and playback
mode. You can press
when
the camcorder is off to turn it on
directly in playback mode.
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Playback mode
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Operation
Playing back movies (A 50). You
can also open index screens to play
back only video snapshot scenes
(A 94) or scenes recorded in
Baby mode (A 93).
Viewing photos (A 54).
NOTES
• 6/4 When switching to a playback mode, the memory
selected for playback will be the same currently used for recording.
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Basic Shooting and Playback
This chapter covers how to easily record video and photos in
mode, play them back, and how to use other basic functions. To enjoy full access to menus and more advanced functions, refer to Advanced Shooting (A 60) and Advanced
Playback and Editing (A 92).
Basic Recording
Shooting Video
With
mode, you can take great-looking videos by letting the camcorder automatically adjust settings based on the recording situation.
Operating modes:
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POINTS TO CHECK
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• Before you begin recording, make a test recording first to check that
the camcorder is operating correctly.
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1 Open the LCD panel to turn
on the camcorder.
• 6/4 By default,
movies are recorded in the
built-in memory. You can
select the memory that will
be used to record movies
(A 63).
• You can also press
.
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2 Slide the lens cover switch
down.
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3 Set the camcorder to
mode.
(shooting mode button) > [N Auto] > [OK]
• This step is not necessary the first time you use the camcorder.
• To change the movie format, refer to Selecting the Movie Format
(AVCHD/MP4) (A 60).
Shooting mode button
4 Press Y to begin recording.
• Press Y again to pause the recording.
• The ACCESS indicator will flash from time to time while the scene is
being recorded.
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When you have finished recording
1 Make sure that the ACCESS indicator is off.
2 Close the LCD panel to turn off the camcorder.
You can also press
.
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3 Slide the lens cover switch up.
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About AUTO mode
• Only the following functions are available in
mode.
- Zoom (A 47).
- Video snapshot (A 74).
- Face detection and tracking (A 76) to get beautiful shots of
people every time, tracking the subject even if the person moves.
- Decoration (A 69) to add a fun personal touch using stamps,
drawings, image mix and more.
About the Smart AUTO function
In
mode, the camcorder will automatically detect certain
characteristics of the subject, background, lighting conditions, etc.
It will then adjust various settings (focus, exposure, color, image
stabilization, image quality, among others), selecting the best settings for the scene you want to shoot. The Smart AUTO icon will
change to one of the following icons.
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Smart AUTO icons
Background →
(color of the icon)
Bright*
(gray)
Subject ↓
Blue skies*
(light blue)
Vivid colors*
(green/red)
Sunsets
(orange)
People (stationary)
(
)
(
)
(
)
—
People (moving)
(
)
(
)
(
)
—
Subjects other than people,
such as landscapes
(
Close objects
)
(
/
(
/
)
Background →
(color of the icon)
People (stationary)
People (moving)
Close objects
(
)
(
/
/
)
(
/
Dark
(dark blue)
Subject ↓
Subjects other than people,
such as landscapes
)
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Spotlight
Night scene
—
—
—
—
—
—
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Intelligent IS
Intelligent IS allows the camcorder to select the best image stabilization option
based on your shooting method. During
and
mode, the Intelligent
IS icon will change to one of the following icons. In other shooting modes, you
can set the image stabilization manually (A 75).
Shooting method
Icon
Most general situations; Zooming out (zooming toward
T); Following subjects at a distance moving left or right
Ä (dynamic IS)
Zooming in (zooming toward S), while remaining
stationary, on subjects at a distance
È (Powered IS)*
Close-up of a subject
 (Macro IS)
When using a tripod
à (tripod mode)
* You can use the
> p > [Intelligent IS] setting to change whether
Powered IS is available when Intelligent IS is activated.
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• To protect the lens, keep the lens cover closed when you are not
recording movies and when you are not using the camcorder.
• Observe the following precautions while the ACCESS indicator is on or
flashing. Failing to do so may result in permanent data loss or damage
to the memory.
- Do not open the memory card slot cover.
- Do not disconnect the power source or turn off the camcorder.
- Do not change the camcorder’s operating mode.
• Be sure to save your recordings regularly (A 107), especially after
making important recordings. Canon shall not be liable for any loss or
corruption of data.
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• About the power saving mode: If
> q > [Auto Power Off] is set
to [i On], the camcorder will shut off automatically to save power
when it is powered by a battery pack and is left without any operation
for 3 minutes. Should this happen, turn the camcorder back on.
• When recording in bright places, it may be difficult to use the LCD
screen. In such cases, you can adjust the LCD backlight with the
>
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> [LCD Backlight] setting or adjust the brightness of the LCD
screen with the
>
> [LCD Brightness] setting.
• If you plan on making a long recording while the camcorder is in a fixed
position, such as on a tripod, you can record with the LCD panel closed
in order to conserve the battery’s power. In such case, make sure
> q > [Power On Using LCD Panel] is set to [Off].
• Under certain conditions, the Smart AUTO icon that appears on the
screen may not match the actual scene. Especially when shooting
against orange or blue backgrounds, the Sunset or one of the Blue
Skies icons may appear and the colors may not look natural. In such
case, we recommend recording in
mode (A 68).
Taking Photos
You can easily take photos with the camcorder. You can even take photos simultaneously while recording a movie.
Operating modes:
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1 Open the LCD panel to turn
on the camcorder.
• 6/4 By default,
photos are recorded in the
built-in memory. You can
select the memory that will
be used to record photos
(A 63).
• You can also press
.
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2 Slide the lens cover switch
down.
3 Set the camcorder to
mode.
> [Shooting Mode] > [N Auto] > [OK]
• This step is not necessary the first time you use the camcorder.
4 Touch [PHOTO] to take a photo.
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A green icon ( ) and {æ& (6/4 only) or {æ
will
appear momentarily on the screen and the ACCESS indicator will flash as
the photo is recorded. However, if you record a photo while recording a
will not appear.
movie,
When you have finished taking photos
1 Make sure that the ACCESS indicator is off.
2 Close the LCD panel to turn off the camcorder.
You can also press
.
3 Slide the lens cover switch up.
IMPORTANT
• The information in the sidebars (A 43, 44, 45), IMPORTANT section
(A 45) and NOTES section (A 45) on the previous pages also apply
to photos.
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• Photos are recorded as JPG files. The photo size is 1920x1080*. At this
size, a 1 GB memory card can hold approximately 660 photos. However, the actual number of photos that can be recorded will vary
depending on the subject and shooting conditions.
* When the video quality is 4 Mbps for MP4 movies, the photo size is 1280x720.
At this size, a 1 GB memory card can hold approximately 1,490 photos.
• Photos cannot be recorded while fading in or fading out a scene.
Zooming
There are two ways you can zoom in and out: using the zoom lever on
the camcorder or using the zoom controls on the touch screen. You
can also select the zoom type (optical, advanced or digital).
Operating modes:
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Using the Zoom Lever
Move the zoom lever toward T
(wide angle) to zoom out. Move it
toward S (telephoto) to zoom in.
By default, the zoom lever operates
at a variable speed – press gently
for a slow zoom; press harder for
faster zooms.
W
W
T
T Zoom out
T
S Zoom in
Using the Touch Screen’s Zoom Controls
1 Display the zoom controls on the touch screen.
> [ZOOM]
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• The zoom controls appear on the left side of the screen.
2 Touch the zoom controls to operate
the zoom.
Touch anywhere within the T area to
zoom out or anywhere within the S area
to zoom in. Touch closer to the center for
a slow zoom; touch closer to the V/U
icons for faster zooms.
3 Touch [START] to begin recording.
Touch [STOP] to pause the recording.
4 Touch [X] to hide the zoom controls.
Selecting the Zoom Type
The camcorder offers three types of zoom - optical, advanced and
digital.
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Operating modes:
*
*
* In
SCN
mode, [Zoom Type] will be set to [
Optical].
> [Zoom Type] > Desired zoom type > [X]
Options
[
Optical] For optical zoom, the camcorder uses the optical
magnification ratio of the lens.
[
Advanced] For advanced zoom, the camcorder processes
the image beyond the range of the optical zoom to obtain a
larger zoom without any deterioration in image quality. At full wide
angle, the angle of view with advanced zoom is wider than the
angle of view with optical zoom.
[
Digital] For digital zoom (light blue area on the zoom bar),
the image is processed digitally so image quality will deteriorate
the more you zoom in.
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• Keep at least 1 m (3.3 ft.) away from the subject. At full wide angle, you
can focus on a subject as close as 1 cm (0.39 in.). Using tele macro
(A 85), you can focus on a subject as close as 50 cm (1.6 ft.) at full
telephoto.
• You can also set
> p > [Zoom Speed] to one of three constant speeds (3 is the fastest, 1 the slowest). When [Zoom Speed] is set
to [Y Variable], the zoom speed will be faster in record pause mode
than when actually recording, except when pre-recording (A 82) is
activated.
• When you turn off the camcorder, it “remembers” the zoom position so
the next time you turn it on, the zoom position will be the same. You can
activate this feature using the
> p > [Zoom Position at Startup] setting.
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Basic Playback
Playing Back Video
Operating modes:
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1 Press
.
Index screen
button
(next to [ ])
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2 If necessary, change the index screen.
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[& ·] (index screen button) > Select the memory
with the desired scene (& or
) and the movie format of
the desired scene (· or ¸) > [OK]
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[
·] (index screen button) > Movie format of the
desired scene (· or ¸) > [OK]
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! Index screen button. Displays the currently selected
memory (6/4 only) and movie format. Press to
change the index screen.
" Drag your finger left/right for the next/previous index
page.
# Display the next/previous index page.
$
Scene’s timeline (A 97; for AVCHD movies).
I Scene information (for MP4 movies).
% Recording date (for AVCHD movies) or folder name (for
MP4 movies; A 152).
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3 Look for the scene you want to play back.
4 Touch the desired scene to play it back.
• The camcorder will play back the scene selected and continue until
the end of the last scene in the index screen.
• Touch the screen to display the playback controls. During playback,
the playback controls will disappear automatically after a few
seconds without operation. In playback pause, touch the screen
again to hide the playback controls.
Displaying scene information for MP4 movies
1 In the [y Movie Playback] index screen for MP4 movies, touch
[I].
2 Touch the desired scene.
• The scene information screen appears.
• Touch Ï/Ð to select the previous/next scene.
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3 Touch [K] twice when finished.
During playback:
! Jump to the beginning of the scene. Double-tap to jump
to the previous scene.
" Jump to the beginning of the next scene.
# Pause the playback.
$ Fast playback* backward/forward.
% Display the volume (A 52) and background music mix
balance (A 95) controls.
& Stop the playback.
' Decoration (A 69).
( Recording date (for AVCHD movies) or the date the
recording started (for MP4 movies)
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* Touch several times to increase the playback speed to approximately 5x → 15x → 60x normal speed.
Adjusting the volume
1 During playback, touch the screen to display the playback controls.
2 Touch [Ý], drag your finger along the [Speaker]* bar to adjust the
volume and touch [K].
* When
> q > [AV/Headphones] is set to [Ó Headphones], adjust the
[Headphones] bar instead.
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During playback pause:
! Resume playback.
" Slow playback* backward/forward.
# Capture the displayed frame as a photo (A 93).
$ Decoration (A 69).
* Touch several times to increase the playback speed 1/8 → 1/4 the
normal speed.
IMPORTANT
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• Observe the following precautions while the ACCESS indicator is on or
flashing. Failing to do so may result in permanent data loss.
- Do not open the memory card slot cover.
- Do not disconnect the power source or turn off the camcorder.
- Do not press
.
• You may not be able to play back with this camcorder movies recorded
on a memory card using another device.
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NOTES
• You can use the
>
> [Display Date/Time] setting to choose
whether to display the recording date when you play back videos.
• Depending on the recording conditions, you may notice brief stops in
video or sound playback between scenes.
• During fast/slow playback, you may notice some anomalies (blocky
video artifacts, banding, etc.) in the playback picture. Also, sound will
not be output.
• The speed indicated on the screen is approximate.
• Slow reverse playback will look the same as continuous frame reverse.
• You cannot jump to the previous or next scene with MP4 movies.
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• Sound will not be output from the built-in speaker while the supplied
High Speed HDMI cable or optional STV-250N Stereo Video Cable is
connected to the camcorder.
Viewing Photos
Operating modes:
SCN
1 Press
.
2 Open the [
>[
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Photo Playback] index screen.
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Photo Playback]
3 6/4 If necessary, change the index screen.
[&] (index screen button) > Memory with the desired
photo (& or
) > [OK]
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! 6/4 Index screen button. Displays the currently
selected memory. Press to change the index screen.
" Drag your finger left/right for the next/previous index page*.
# Display the next/previous index page.
$ Folder name (A 152)
* While browsing through index pages, a larger scroll bar will appear at the
bottom of the screen for a few seconds. When you have a large number of
photos it may be more convenient to drag your finger along the scroll bar.
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4 Look for the photo you want to play back.
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5 Touch the photo you wish to view.
• The photo is displayed in single photo view.
• Drag your finger left/right to browse through the photos one by one.
To return to the index screen from single photo view
1 Touch the screen to display the playback controls.
2 Touch [f].
Photo Jump Function
When you have recorded a large number of photos, you can jump easily through the photos using the scroll bar.
1 Touch the screen to display the playback controls.
2 Jump through the photos using the scroll bar.
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[h] > Drag your finger left and right along the scroll
bar > [K]
IMPORTANT
• Observe the following precautions while the ACCESS indicator is on or
flashing. Failing to do so may result in permanent data loss.
- Do not open the memory card slot cover.
- Do not disconnect the power source or turn off the camcorder.
- Do not press
.
• The following image files may not be displayed correctly.
- Images not recorded with this camcorder.
- Images edited on a computer.
- Images whose file names have been changed.
Deleting Scenes
Y
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You can delete those scenes and stories that you are not interested in
keeping. Deleting scenes allows you also to free up space on the memory.
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Deleting a Single Scene
Operating modes:
SCN
1 Play back the scene you want to delete.
2 Touch the screen to display the playback controls.
3 Delete the scene.
[Ý] > [Edit] > [Delete] > [Yes] > [OK]
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Deleting Scenes from the Index Screen
Operating modes:
SCN
1 Open the desired index screen (A 50, 93, 94).
To delete all the scenes recorded on a specific date, drag your finger
left/right until a scene you want to delete appears.
2 Delete the scenes.
[Edit] > [Delete] > Desired option* > [Yes]** > [OK]
* When you select [Select], perform the following procedure to select the individual scenes you want to delete before touching [Yes].
** Touch [Stop] to interrupt the operation while it is in progress. Some scenes may
be deleted nevertheless.
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To select individual scenes
1 Touch on the individual scenes you want to delete.
• A checkmark ! will appear on the scenes you touch. The total
number of selected scenes will appear next to the " icon.
• Touch a selected scene to remove the checkmark. To remove all
checkmarks at once, touch [Remove All] > [Yes].
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2 After selecting all the desired scenes, touch [OK].
Options
[date/folder name] Delete all the scenes recorded on a particular
date. For AVCHD movies, the date will appear in the control button. For MP4 movies, the folder name* (A 152) will appear.
[Select] Select individual scenes to delete.
[All Scenes] Delete all the scenes.
* The last four digits of the folder name indicate the date the folder was created.
IMPORTANT
• Be careful when deleting recordings. Once deleted, scenes cannot be
recovered.
• Save copies of important scenes before deleting them (A 111).
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• Observe the following precautions while the ACCESS indicator is on or
flashing (while scenes are being deleted).
- Do not open the memory card slot cover.
- Do not disconnect the power source or turn off the camcorder.
- Do not change the camcorder’s operating mode.
NOTES
• To delete all movies and make all recordable space available again you
may prefer to initialize the memory (A 33).
Deleting Photos
You can delete those photos that you are not interested in keeping.
Operating modes:
SCN
Deleting a Single Photo
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1 In single photo view, select the photo you want to delete.
2 Touch the screen to display the playback controls.
3 Delete the photo.
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[Edit] > [Delete] > [
Proceed] > [Yes]
4 Drag your finger left/right to select another photo to delete or
touch [X].
Deleting Photos from the Index Screen
1 Open the [
Photo Playback] index screen (A 54).
2 Delete the photos.
[Edit] > [Delete] > Desired option* > [Yes]** > [OK]
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* When you select [Select], perform the following procedure to select the individual photos you want to delete before touching [Yes].
** Touch [Stop] to interrupt the operation while it is in progress. Some photos will
be deleted nevertheless.
To select individual photos
1 Touch the individual photos you want to delete.
• A checkmark ! will appear on the photos you touch. The total
number of selected photos will appear next to the " icon.
• Touch a selected photo to remove the checkmark. To remove all
checkmarks at once, touch [Remove All] > [Yes].
2 After selecting all the desired photos, touch [OK].
Options
[folder name]
Delete all the photos taken on a particular date. The
folder name* (A 152) will appear in the control button.
[Select] Select individual photos to delete.
[All Photos] Delete all the photos.
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* The last four digits of the folder name indicate the date the folder was created.
IMPORTANT
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• Be careful when deleting photos. Deleted photos cannot be recovered.
• Photos that were protected with other devices cannot be deleted with
this camcorder.
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Advanced Shooting
This chapter covers advanced shooting functions, such as Special Scene modes and Baby mode. For details about basic
video shooting, refer to Basic Shooting and Playback (A 41).
Selecting the Movie Format (AVCHD/MP4)
You can choose to record movies in AVCHD or MP4 format. AVCHD
movies are ideal for playback with fantastic picture quality. MP4 movies are versatile and can easily be played back on smartphones or
uploaded to the Web.
Operating modes:
SCN
Y
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> [ Recording Setup] > [Movie Format] >
Desired movie format > [K] > [X]
Selecting the Video Quality
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The camcorder offers several video quality options (measured by bit
rate*) for recording movies. For AVCHD movies, select 60P or MXP
mode for higher quality and select LP for longer recording times. Similarly, for MP4 movies, select 35 Mbps or 24 Mbps mode for higher
quality and 4 Mbps mode for longer recording times. If you select 60P
or 35 Mbps, movies will be recorded at 60P frames per second, progressive.
The table after the following procedure gives approximate recording
times.
* Bit rate indicates how much information is recorded in 1 second of video and also
affects recording time available on the memory. Movies with higher bit rates will
have higher video quality while those with lower bit rates will have smaller file sizes,
allowing you to record longer and upload more quickly.
Operating modes:
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>[
Recording Setup] > [Video Quality] > Desired
video quality* > [K] > [X]
* You can view information on the video quality with the following procedure.
To view information on the video quality
1 Touch [I].
A screen with the resolution, bit rate and frame rate will appear.
2 Touch [K].
NOTES
• Movies recorded in 60P or MXP mode cannot be saved on AVCHD
discs. Use an external Blu-ray Disc recorder compliant with AVCHD Ver.
2.0 specifications to copy those movies onto Blu-ray discs.
• Depending on the portable device, you may not be able to play back
your recordings.
• The camcorder uses a variable bit rate (VBR) to encode video so the
actual recording times will vary depending on the subject.
• The following types of MP4 scenes will be recognized as multiple files
on other devices.
- Scenes exceeding 4 GB
- Scenes recorded at 35 Mbps exceeding 30 minutes
- Scenes recorded at a video quality other than 35 Mbps exceeding
1 hour
• Depending on the TV, you may not be able to play back movies
recorded in 60P or 35 Mbps.
• When the video quality is set to 60P or 35 Mbps, dual recording, decoration and faders are not available.
• When the shooting mode is set to
, recording in 60P or 35 Mbps is
not available. When the shooting mode is set to
, recording in 60P
is not available.
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
Approximate recording times
Default value
For AVCHD movies:
Video quality →
60P1
MXP1
FXP1
LP2
8 GB Memory card/
4 Built-in
memory3
35 min.
40 min.
1 hr.
3 hr.
16 GB Memory card
1 hr. 15 min.
1 hr. 25 min.
2 hr. 5 min.
6 hr. 5 min.
32 GB Memory card/
6 Built-in
memory3
2 hr. 30 min.
2 hr. 55 min.
4 hr. 10 min.
12 hr. 15 min.4
64 GB Memory card
5 hr. 5 min.
5 hr. 55 min.
8 hr. 20 min.
24 hr.
30 min.4
Memory ↓
For MP4 movies:
Video quality →
Memory ↓
1
2
3
4
5
35 Mbps1
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24 Mbps1
17 Mbps1
4 Mbps5
40 min.
1 hr.
4 hr. 20 min.
8 GB Memory card/
4 Built-in
memory3
30 min.
16 GB Memory card
1 hr.
1 hr. 25 min.
2 hr. 5 min.
8 hr. 40 min.
32 GB Memory card/
6 Built-in
memory3
2 hr.
2 hr. 55 min.
4 hr. 10 min.
17 hr.
20 min.4
64 GB Memory card
4 hr.
5 hr. 55 min.
8 hr. 20 min.
34 hr.
45 min.4
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Recorded in 1,920x1,080 resolution.
Recorded in 1,440x1,080 resolution.
6/4 At the time of purchase, the built-in memory contains about 70
MB of music files (background music) and 5 MB of image files (image mix
frames).
A single scene can be recorded continuously for 12 hours; at that point, the
camcorder will stop for about 3 seconds before resuming recording.
Recorded in 1,280x1,080 resolution.
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6/4 Selecting the Memory (Built-in Memory/Memory
Card) for Recordings
You can select to record your movies and photos in the built-in memory or on a memory card. The default memory for recording both is the
built-in memory.
Operating modes:
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>[
Recording Setup] > [Recording Media] >
[v Rec Media for Movies] or [{ Rec Media for Photos]
> Desired memory > [K] > [K] > [X]
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6/4 Dual Recording and Relay Recording
When you record, you can use dual recording to record an MP4 movie
that has the same image as the scene being recorded. The MP4 movie
is saved on the memory not currently selected for recording. Because
the resulting movie is in MP4 format, it is ideal for transferring to
another device or uploading to the Web.
You can activate the relay recording so if the assigned memory
becomes full while recording movies, the recording will continue uninterrupted on the other memory.
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Operating modes:
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Activate the desired function.
>[
Recording Setup] > [Dual/Relay Recording] >
Desired function > [K] > [X]
NOTES
• Dual recording is not available in the following cases.
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- When the video quality is set to 60P or 35 Mbps.
- When the shooting mode is set to
or
.
• When dual recording is activated, decoration is not available.
• When you use relay recording, there will be a momentary stop in the
scene at the point where the camcorder switches from one memory to
another.
Baby Mode
Baby’s first smile, first step, first word. When you use
mode, you
can easily capture those once-in-a-lifetime moments and keep track of
baby’s growth day by day. With the optimized settings, baby’s skin will
appear with vibrant clarity. In addition, you can add a stamp to the
video to show how much time has passed since baby was born.
Operating modes:
SCN
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(shooting mode button) > [
C
Baby] > [OK]
Shooting mode button
NOTES
• During
mode, pre-recording (A 82) will be activated and cannot
be turned off. That way, you will not miss memorable moments.
• You can play back recordings made in
mode from the [ Baby
Album] (A 93) or [y Movie Playback] index screen. The baby album
is particularly convenient because it contains, in chronological order,
only the scenes recorded in
mode.
• During
mode, recording in 60P or 35 Mbps is not available.
• During
mode, dual recording is not available.
• Refer to the appendix Menu Options Lists (A 144) for functions available during
mode.
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Cinema Mode and Cinema-Look Filters
In
mode, the camcorder will adjust the frame rate and several
other picture-related settings to give your recordings a cinematic look.
In this mode you can also use a variety of professional cinema-look filters to create unique movies with a distinctive appearance.
When you convert movies to MP4, you can add cinema-look filters
(A 110).
Operating modes:
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Set the shooting mode to
.
(shooting mode button) > [† Cinema] > [OK] >
Desired cinema-look filter > [OK]
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• The selected cinema-look filter will be applied and its number will
appear on the control button.
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Shooting mode button
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To change the cinema-look
filter
1 Touch [FILTER 1].
2 Select the desired cinemalook filter.
Options
( Default value)
The camcorder offers 7 cinemalook filters. Select the desired filter
while previewing the effect on the
screen.
[1. Cinema Standard]
[2. Vivid]
[3. Cool]
[4. Nostalgic]
[5. Sepia]
[6. Old Movies]
[7. Dramatic B&W]
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NOTES
• When the shooting mode is set to
available.
- Taking photos
- Decoration
- Dual recording
- Recording in 60P or 35 Mbps
! Filter number (will appear on
the control button)
" Filter name
# Preview the effect on the
screen
$ Brief description (onscreen
guidance)
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, the following functions are not
Special Scene Modes
Recording in a very bright ski resort or capturing the full colors of a
sunset or a fireworks display becomes as easy as selecting a Special
Scene mode.
Operating modes:
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(shooting mode button) > [ƒ Scene] > [OK] >
Desired Special Scene mode > [OK]
Shooting mode button
Options
( Default value)
[
Portrait]
[
Sports] To record sports scenes such as
tennis or golf.
[
Night Scene]
The camcorder uses a large aperture, to achieve a sharp focus on the subject
while blurring the background.
lower noise.
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To record nightscapes with
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[
Snow] To record in bright ski resorts without
the subject being underexposed.
[
Beach] To record on a sunny beach without
the subject being underexposed.
[
Sunset]
To record sunsets in vibrant colors.
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[
Low Light]
[
Spotlight]
[
Fireworks]
To record in low-light situations.
To record spotlit scenes.
To record fireworks.
NOTES
• [ Portrait]/[
Sports]/[
Snow]/[
Beach]: The picture may not
appear smooth during playback.
• [ Portrait]: The blur effect of the background increases the more you
zoom in (S).
•[
Snow]/[
Beach]: The subject may become overexposed on
cloudy days or in shaded places. Check the image on the screen.
• [ Low Light]:
- 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.
• [ Fireworks]:
- To avoid camcorder blur (blur due to the camcorder moving) we
recommend using a tripod.
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Programmed AE Mode: Adjusting Settings to Match Your Needs
Give yourself the most control while shooting by using Programmed AE
(AE: auto exposure) shooting mode. As with other shooting modes, the
camcorder automatically adjusts the shutter speed and aperture. However, this mode offers you the most versatility by allowing you to adjust
other settings to achieve the results you are looking for.
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Operating modes:
SCN
(shooting mode button) > [’ Programmed AE] > [OK]
Shooting mode button
Decoration: Adding a Personal Touch
Add a new level of enjoyment to
your scenes by decorating them.
You can add animated graphics,
stamps and even your own freehand
drawing easily just by simply using
your fingertip.
When you convert movies to MP4,
you can add decorations (A 110).
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Decorating Scenes while Recording
Operating modes:
SCN
1 Open the decoration screen.
> [Ò Decoration]
2 Use a tool from the toolbar as explained in the following
procedures.
3 Press Y to record movies with your decorations.
You can add decorations even while recording a scene.
4 Touch [X] to exit the decoration screen.
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! Canvas - The area where you will draw and see your decorations
in action.
" Toolbar.
# [Ó Pens and Stamps] Select the type of pen or stamp and its
color. You can also save a single canvas or load a previously
saved canvas.
$ [× Animated Stamps] Select animated stamps to add to your
decoration.
% [& Date/Time] / [ ] Add the date and/or time as a caption that
will be included in the recording. In
mode, add stamps to
track baby’s age, height and weight.
& [Ü] (Image Mix) Choose one of 26 different frames to add onto
the canvas. Image mix can be used in combination with the
pens, stamps and animated stamps.
' [Ý] In recording mode: pause the live video. Touch [Þ] again
to restore the live video. You can add decorations to and record
the frozen image.
In playback mode: pause the playback. Touch [Ð] to resume
playing back the scene.
( [ß] Minimize the toolbar to the top of the screen to view almost
all of the canvas. Touch [à] to restore the toolbar.
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To use [Pens and Stamps]
1 Touch [Ó].
The [Pens and Stamps] screen will appear.
2 Select the desired pen or stamp from [Tools].
The main decoration screen will appear again.
3 Draw freely on the canvas with your fingertip.
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• To select a different pen or stamp: Repeat steps 1 and 2.
• To change color: Touch [Ó] and then touch the white or black
button under [Colors]. Alternatively, touch [Ó] > [Ö] and select a
color from the color palette.
• To clear your freehand drawings and stamps: Touch [Ó] > [Clear]
> [Yes] > [K].
• To save your freehand drawings and stamps: Touch [Ó] >
[&Save]1 or [
Save]1 > [Yes] > [K].
• To load a previously saved canvas (freehand drawings and stamps
Load]2 >
only) from the memory: Touch [Ó] > [&Load]2 or [
[Yes] > [K].
1
2
The freehand drawings and stamps will be saved in the built-in memory (6/
4 only) or on a memory card (7 only).
The camcorder will apply the last freehand drawings and stamps that were
saved in the built-in memory (6/4 only) or on a memory card (7
only).
To use [Animated Stamps]
1 Touch [×].
The [Animated Stamps] screen will appear.
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2 Touch one of the control buttons.
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3 Touch anywhere on the canvas to place the selected animated
stamp. You can also drag some animated stamps to a different
location.
To use [Date/Time]
During
mode, this screen offers more functionality specific to
that mode. See the next section for details.
1 Touch [&].
The [Date/Time] screen will appear.
2 Touch [Date] or [Time] and touch [K].
3 Touch the caption and drag it to the desired location.
To use stamps during
mode
During
mode, you can add stamps to the video to track baby’s
height, weight and age.
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Operating modes:
SCN
1 Touch [ ].
• The screen with stamps for
mode will appear.
2 Select and set the desired stamps.
• To add the age stamp: Touch [0 days] > [w] > Í/Î to set baby’s
date of birth > [K].
• To add the height stamp: Touch [20 in.] > [w] > Í/Î to set
baby’s height > [K].
• To add the weight stamp: Touch [6 lb. 8 oz.] > [w] > Í/Î to set
baby’s weight > [K].
• To add the current date or time: Touch [Date] or [Time].
• To remove a selected stamp, touch it again.
3 Touch [K].
• The selected stamps will appear.
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4 Touch the stamp, date or time and drag it to the desired location.
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• For the age stamp, days will be displayed for 6 days after birth, weeks
will be displayed from 1 week up to, but not including, 1 month; months
will be displayed from 1 month up to, but not including, 1 year; and
years will be displayed from 1 year.
• For the height stamp, only inches will be displayed until 35 inches and
feet and inches will be displayed from 3 feet.
• For the weight stamp, pounds and ounces will be displayed until
19 pounds 15 ounces and only pounds will be displayed from
20 pounds.
To use image mix
Operating modes:
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POINTS TO CHECK
• 6/4 Before performing this procedure, make sure the memory
with the image mix data is selected (A 63). At the time of purchase,
image mix data is in the built-in memory.
1 Touch [Ü] to open the [Select Image] screen and then touch [ON].
2 Touch [+] or [-] to select a different image mix frame.
6/4 You can touch one of the memory icons at the bottom of
the screen to read image mix frames saved on a different memory (only
when recording on or playing back scenes from a memory card).
3 Touch [K] to mix the selected frame with the live video.
Mixing Your Own Images with Live Video
You can use images you make on your computer for the image mix
(Chroma Key) function. Make sure that the image you want to use
has a blue or green area, which will be replaced by the live video
using Chroma Key mixing. Refer to About the image files for the
Image Mix function (A 190) for details about the types of image
files that can be used and where to transfer them.
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Example of an image used for Chroma Key
Blue/Green area that will be replaced
by the live video
To use the Chroma Key function
1 Open the [Select Image] screen of the image mix function (A 72).
2 Touch [+] or [-] to select the image you created.
3 Touch [Ð] to open the [Chroma Key] screen.
4 Touch [Green] or [Blue] depending on the characteristics of the
image you want to use and touch [Ï] or [Ð] or drag your finger
along the bottom bar to adjust the chroma key setting as necessary.
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5 Touch [K] to mix your image with live video.
Decorating Scenes during Playback
Operating modes:
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1 From the index screen (A 50), play back the scene you want to
decorate.
2 Touch the screen to display the playback controls.
3 Touch [Ò] to open the decoration screen.
4 Decorate the scene using the tools from the toolbar as explained
in the previous section.
NOTES
• Initializing a memory will erase any [Pens and Stamps] drawing canvas
and image files you may have saved. (6/4 The image mix
frames that come pre-installed in the built-in memory will be restored
after it is initialized.)
• [Animated Stamps] and [Date/Time] cannot be used at the same time.
• Image mix cannot be selected during recording or playback. Select the
image mix during playback pause or before starting the conversion of
movies to MP4 (6/4 only).
• During recording mode or when dual recording is activated, decoration
is not available when the video quality is set to 60P or 35 Mbps.
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Video Snapshot
Record a series of short scenes. When you play back your video snapshot scenes, you can even set them to your favorite music (A 95) to
create your own fun music video. You will be surprised how by changing the background music, you can give your scenes an entirely new
feel.
You can change the length of the video snapshot scene with the
>
p > [Video Snapshot Length] setting.
Operating modes:
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1 Activate video snapshot.
> [¦ Video Snapshot] > [ON] > [X]
• Touch [OFF] instead to deactivate video snapshot.
• A blue border appears on the screen.
2 Press Y.
The camcorder records for a few seconds (the blue frame serves as a
visual progress bar) and then automatically returns to record pause
mode.
NOTES
• Video snapshot scenes recorded in MP4 format can be played back
from the [y Movie Playback] index screen (A 50) while those
recorded in AVCHD format can also be played back from the [¦ Video
Snapshot] index screen (A 94).
• Any of the following actions will deactivate video snapshot.
- Turning off the camcorder.
- Pressing
.
- Changing the movie format (AVCHD/MP4), video quality or frame rate.
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Advanced Image Stabilization
The image stabilizer reduces camcorder blur (blur due to the camcorder moving) so you can get nice, stable shots. Select the image stabilization mode according to the shooting conditions.
Operating modes:
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> [ Other Settings] > p > [Image Stabilizer]
> Desired IS mode > [X]
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( Default value)
Options
[
Dynamic] Compensates for a higher degree of camcorder
shake, such as when shooting while walking, and is more effective as the zoom approaches full wide angle.
[
Standard] Compensates for a lower degree of camcorder
shake, such as when shooting while remaining stationary, and is
suitable for shooting natural-looking scenes.
[j Off]
Use this setting when the camcorder is mounted on a
tripod.
Powered IS
You can use Powered IS to make the image stabilization even more
powerful. Holding the LCD panel with your left hand will add to the
stability of the shot.
> [È Powered IS] > [ON] > [X]
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• Repeat, selecting [OFF], to turn off Powered IS.
NOTES
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• If the degree of camcorder shake is too high, the image stabilizer may
not be able to fully compensate.
•[
Dynamic] is available only when [Zoom Type] is set to
[
Optical].
• For surveying and following shots, when you pan the camcorder from
side to side or tilt it up and down, we recommend setting the IS mode
to [
Dynamic] or [
Standard].
Face Detection and Tracking
The camcorder automatically detects people’s faces and uses this
information to select the optimal settings for beautiful videos and photos. You can use tracking to tell the camcorder to track and optimize
settings for a different person. You can also use tracking to always
keep in focus other moving subjects, such as pets or moving vehicles.
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Operating modes:
*
*
SCN
* Face detection and tracking are always activated in
and
modes.
POINTS TO CHECK
• Select a shooting mode other than the [
Night Scene], [
or [ Fireworks] Special Scene mode in SCN mode.
Low Light]
By default, face detection and tracking are activated so you can skip step
1 in the following procedure. If the function was turned off, perform the following procedure starting from step 1.
1 Activate face detection and tracking.
> [ Other Settings] > p >
[Face Detection & Tracking] > [i On }] > [X]
Y
P
O
2 Point the camcorder at a person.
If there is more than one person in the picture, the camcorder will
automatically select one person it determines is the main subject. The
main subject is indicated by a white face detection frame and the
camcorder will optimize the settings for that person. Other faces will
have gray frames.
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3 Touch a different face on the touch
screen to optimize the camcorder’s
settings for that person.
• You can also touch other moving
objects, such as a pet.
• A white double frame will appear
Main subject
around the subject and track it as it
moves.
• Touch [Cancel £] to remove the frame and cancel the tracking.
NOTES
• The camcorder may mistakenly detect the faces of non-human subjects. In such case, turn face detection off.
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• In certain cases, faces may not be detected correctly. Typical examples
include:
- Faces extremely small, large, dark or bright in relation to the overall
picture.
- Faces turned to the side, at a diagonal or partially hidden.
• Face detection cannot be used when the shutter speed used is slower
than 1/30 (1/24 if the frame rate is set to [»]), when the digital zoom
is activated at more than 212x zoom or when using a smartphone or
tablet to remotely control the camcorder.
• When face detection is activated, the slowest shutter speed used by the
camcorder is 1/30 (1/24 if the frame rate is set to [»]).
• Touching somewhere with a color or pattern unique to the subject will
make it easier to track. However, if there is another subject in the vicinity
that shares similar characteristics to the selected subject, the camcorder may start tracking the incorrect subject. Touch the screen again
to select the desired subject.
• In certain cases, tracking may not be able to track the subject. Typical
examples include:
- Subjects extremely small or large in relation to the overall picture.
- Subjects too similar to the background.
- Subjects lacking sufficient contrast.
- Fast moving subjects.
- When shooting indoors with insufficient lighting.
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Faders
Y
P
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The camcorder offers two professional looking transition effects to
fade-in or fade-out scenes.
Operating modes:
SCN
> [R Faders] > Desired fader* >
Desired fader color* > [X]
* You can preview the transition effect on the screen.
• The icon of the selected fader appears.
• Repeat, selecting [j Off], to turn off faders.
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To fade in/out
Press Y in record pause mode to start recording with a fade
in. Press Y while recording to fade out and pause the
recording.
NOTES
• When you apply a fader, not only the picture but also the sound will fade
in or out.
• Faders cannot be used in the following cases:
- While using the [Old Movies] cinema-look filter in
mode.
- When recording scenes with decorations.
- When recording video snapshot scenes.
- While pre-recording is activated.
- When the video quality is set to 60P or 35 Mbps.
Adjusting the Exposure
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P
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At times, backlit subjects may appear too dark (underexposed) or subjects under very strong lights may appear too bright or glaring (overexposed). To correct this, you can adjust the exposure manually or use
the Touch AE function to automatically set the optimal exposure for the
subject you select. This is convenient when the brightness of the subject you want to shoot is noticeably brighter/darker than the general
brightness of the image.
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Operating modes:
SCN
POINTS TO CHECK
• Select a shooting mode other than the [
mode in SCN mode.
Fireworks] Special Scene
1 Open the exposure adjustment screen.
> [y Exposure]
2 Touch a subject that appears inside the y frame.
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• The Touch AE mark (I) will flash and the exposure will be adjusted
automatically so the area you touched will be correctly exposed. You
have the option to further adjust the exposure manually as
necessary.
• You can touch [n] instead to adjust the exposure manually without
activating the Touch AE function.
• The manual adjustment dial appears and the adjustment value is set
at ±0.
• Touch [n] again to return the camcorder to automatic exposure.
3 Touch [Ï] or [Ð] or drag your finger along the dial to set the
exposure adjustment value.
The adjustment range may vary depending on the initial brightness of
the image, and some values may be grayed out.
4 Touch [X] to lock the exposure at the selected value.
During exposure lock, y and the selected exposure adjustment value
will appear on the screen.
NOTES
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P
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• If the shooting mode is changed during exposure lock, the camcorder
will return to automatic exposure.
• When shooting subjects with a strong light source behind them, the
camcorder automatically corrects for the backlight. You can turn off the
automatic backlight correction with the
> p > [Auto Backlight
Correction] setting. Note that the automatic backlight correction is not
available in the following cases.
- In
mode, when using a cinema-look filter other than [Cinema
Standard].
- In SCN [ mode, when using the [
Night Scene], [
Snow],
[
Beach], [
Sunset] or [
Spotlight] Special Scene mode.
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Adjusting the Focus
Autofocus may not work well on the following subjects. In such case,
focus manually.
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• Reflective surfaces
• Subjects with low contrast
or without vertical lines
Operating modes:
• Fast moving subjects
• Through wet windows
• Night scenes
SCN
POINTS TO CHECK
• Adjust the zoom before you start the procedure.
1 Open the manual focus screen.
> [< Focus]
2 Touch a subject that appears inside the < frame.
• The Touch AF mark (I) will flash and the focusing distance will be
adjusted automatically. You have the option to further adjust the
focus manually as necessary.
• You can touch [D] instead to adjust the focus manually without
activating the Touch AF function.
• The manual focus controls appear.
• Touch [D] again to return the camcorder to autofocus.
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Y
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3 Touch and hold [F] or [E] to adjust the focus.
• The focusing distance displayed will change as you adjust the focus.
The focusing distance will be displayed for about 2 seconds. You can
change the units used for the distance display with the
>q
> [Displayed Units] setting.
• The center of the screen will be magnified to help you focus more
easily. You can also turn off this function with the
>p>
[Focus Assistance] setting.
• If you wish to focus on faraway subjects such as mountains or
fireworks, touch and hold [F] until the focusing distance changes
to G.
4 Touch [X] to lock the focus at the selected distance.
During manual focus, [D] will appear on the screen.
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NOTES
• When you use [E] and [F] to adjust the focus manually, you can touch
inside the frame to automatically focus on that spot.
Pre-Recording
The camcorder will start recording 3 seconds before you press
Y, ensuring you do not miss important shooting opportunities. This is especially useful when it is difficult to predict when to start
recording.
Operating modes:
*
SCN
* Pre-recording is always activated in
mode.
1 Activate the pre-recording function.
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> [z Pre REC] > [ON] > [X]
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• z will appear on the screen.
• Repeat, selecting [OFF], to turn off pre-recording.
2 Press Y.
The scene recorded in the memory will start 3 seconds before
Y was pressed.
NOTES
• The camcorder will not record the full 3 seconds prior to pressing
Y if the button was pressed within 3 seconds of having
turned on pre-recording or having finished the previous recording.
• Any of the following actions will deactivate the pre-recording function.
- Leaving the camcorder without any operation for 5 minutes.
- Changing the operating mode.
- Activating video snapshot.
- Touching the [Ä White Balance] or [R Faders] control button in the
[
Main Functions] panel.
- Opening the [
Other Settings] menus.
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- Changing the shooting mode.
White Balance
The white balance function helps you to accurately reproduce colors
under different lighting conditions so that white objects will always look
truly white in your recordings.
Operating modes:
SCN
> [Ä White Balance] > Desired option* > [X]
* When you select [Å Custom WB], set the custom white balance with the following procedure before touching [X].
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P
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To set the custom white balance
Point the camcorder at a white object, so it fills the whole screen,
and touch [Set WB].
When the adjustment is completed, Å stops flashing and disappears.
The camcorder will retain the custom white balance even if you turn it off.
Options
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( Default value)
[à Automatic]
The camcorder automatically sets the white balance for natural looking colors.
[¼ Daylight] To record outdoors.
[É Tungsten] To record under tungsten and tungsten-type
(3-wavelength) fluorescent lighting.
[Å Custom WB]
Use the custom white balance setting to make
white subjects appear white under colored lighting.
NOTES
• When you select the custom white balance:
- Set
> [Zoom Type] (A 48) to [
Optical].
- Reset the white balance when you change locations or the lighting or
other conditions change.
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- Depending on the light source, Å may keep flashing. The result will
still be better than with [Ã Automatic].
• Custom white balance may provide better results in the following cases:
- Changing lighting conditions
- Close-ups
- Subjects in a single color (sky, sea or forest)
- Under mercury lamps, certain types of fluorescent lights and LED
lights
Self Timer
Operating modes:
*
SCN
* For movies only.
> [ Other Settings] > p > [Self Timer] >
[i On <] > [X]
Y
P
O
• < will appear on the screen.
• Repeat, selecting [j Off], to turn off the self timer.
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Movies: In record pause mode, press Y.
The camcorder starts recording after a 10-second countdown. The
countdown appears on the screen.
Photos: In record pause mode, touch [PHOTO].
• The camcorder will record the photo after a 10-second countdown. The
countdown appears on the screen.
• Photos cannot be recorded while the camcorder is set to
mode.
NOTES
• Once the countdown has begun, any of the following actions will cancel
the self timer.
- Pressing Y, when recording movies.
- Touching [PHOTO], when recording photos.
- Turning off the camcorder.
- Changing the camcorder’s operating mode.
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Frame Rate
You can change the frame rate (the number of frames recorded per
second) to change the look of your movies.
Operating modes:
SCN
>[
Recording Setup] > [Video Quality] > [I] >
Desired frame rate > [K] > [K] > [X]
Options for AVCHD movies
( Default value)

[´]
60 fields per second, interlaced. Standard frame rate of
NTSC TV signals.
[·]
Shooting at 30 frames per second, progressive*. Use this
frame rate to easily edit your recordings, for example, to post
them on the Web.
* Recorded as 60i.
Options for MP4 movies
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( Default value)
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[½] 30 frames per second, progressive.
[»] 24 frames per second, progressive.
Tele Macro
Using tele macro, the camcorder can focus at a shorter distance (up to
50 cm (1.6 ft.) from the subject at full telephoto), allowing you get
closer shots of small subjects like flowers and insects. This function
also adds a soft focus to the background, so the subject not only looks
larger but it also stands out more.
Operating modes:
*
SCN
* In
mode, tele macro will be activated automatically when you zoom in to full
telephoto and bring the camcorder up close to the subject.
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POINTS TO CHECK
• Select a shooting mode other than the [
mode in SCN mode.
Fireworks] Special Scene
1 Activate tele macro.
> [ZOOM] > [W]* (tele macro)
* Touch again to turn off the tele macro function.
• The camcorder will automatically adjust the zoom to the telephoto
end.
2 Touch [START].
• Touch [STOP] to pause the recording.
3 Touch [X].
NOTES
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P
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• Any of the following actions will deactivate the tele macro function.
- Turning off the camcorder.
- Pressing
.
- Zooming out toward T (wide angle).
- Setting the shooting mode to
mode,
mode or the
[
Fireworks] Special Scene mode in SCN mode.
• Tele macro cannot be turned on/off while recording.
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Audio Scenes
You can have the camcorder optimize the audio settings of the built-in
microphone by selecting the audio scene that matches your surroundings. This will greatly enhance the sense of “being there.”
Operating modes:
*
* In
SCN
mode, the audio scene is always set to [‘ Standard].
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>[
Options
[
[
Audio Scene] > Desired audio scene > [X]
( Default value)
Standard] To record most general situations. The camcorder
records with standard settings.
Music]
To vibrantly record music performances and singing
indoors.
[
[
Speech] Best for recording human voices and dialog.
Forest and Birds] To record birds and scenes in forests. The
[
Noise Suppression]
camcorder clearly captures sound as it spreads.
To record scenes while reducing noise from
wind, passing vehicles and similar ambient sound. Ideal for
recording at the beach or in places with a lot of noise.
Audio Recording Level
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You can adjust the audio recording level of the built-in or an external
microphone. You can display the audio level indicator while recording.
Operating modes:
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SCN
Manual Adjustment of the Audio Recording Level
1 Open the manual audio recording level adjustment screen.
> [ä Mic. Level] > [n] (manual)
• The audio level indicator and current audio recording level will appear
on the screen.
• Touch [m] (automatic) to return the camcorder to automatic audio
recording levels.
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Manual audio level adjustment
Audio level indicator
Current audio level
Audio level adjustment bar
2 Touch and hold [Ï] or [Ð] to adjust the audio recording level as
necessary.
As a guideline, adjust the audio recording level so that the audio level
meter will go to the right of the -12 dB mark (yellow area) only
occasionally.
3 Touch [X] to lock the audio recording level at the current level.
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To display the audio level indicator
Usually, the audio level indicator will be displayed only after activating
the manual adjustment of the audio recording level. You can choose to
display it also when the audio level is adjusted automatically.
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> [ä Mic. Level] > [m] (automatic) >
[Audio Level Indicator] > [X]
NOTES
• When you are using a microphone connected to the MIC terminal,
including the WM-V1 Wireless Microphone, the audio level indicator will
be displayed automatically.
• When the audio level meter reaches the red point (0 dB), the sound may
be distorted.
• We recommend using headphones to check the sound level while
adjusting the audio recording level.
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Using Headphones
Use headphones for playback or to check the audio level while recording. The headphones are connected to the AV OUT/× terminal, which
is used for both the headphones and the audio/video output. Before
connecting the headphones, follow the procedure below to change the
function of the terminal from AV output to × (headphones) output. Do
not connect the headphones to the AV OUT/× terminal if the Ó icon
does not appear on the screen. The noise output in such case may be
harmful to your hearing.
Operating modes:
SCN
1 Change the function of the terminal to headphones output.
> [ Other Settings] > q > [AV/Headphones]
> [Ó Headphones] > [K]
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2 Connect the headphones to the AV OUT/× terminal.
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3 Adjust the volume as necessary.
[Volume] > [Ô] or [Õ]* to adjust the volume > [X]
* You can also drag your finger along the [Headphones] bar.
• Ó will appear on the screen.
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To adjust the volume during playback
In
mode, and in
mode during slideshow playback, adjust
the headphones volume the same way you adjust the speaker’s volume (A 52, 101).
IMPORTANT
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P
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• When using headphones, make sure to lower the volume to an appropriate level.
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NOTES
• Use commercially available headphones with a ∅ 3.5 mm minijack.
• Even if [AV/Headphones] was set to [Ó Headphones] in a playback
mode, the function of the AV OUT/× terminal will return automatically to
AV output when you turn off the camcorder.
• Audio will not be output from the AV OUT/× terminal while Wi-Fi functions are in use.
Using an External Microphone
When recording in very quiet surroundings, the built-in microphone
may pick up the sound of the camcorder’s internal machinery. In such
case, we recommend using an external microphone.
Operating modes:
SCN
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Using the WM-V1 Wireless Microphone
Using the optional WM-V1 Wireless Microphone, you can reliably
record sound even when recording subjects at a distance exceeding
the practical range of the built-in microphone. For details on connecting and using the WM-V1, refer to the instruction manual supplied with
the microphone.
Using Commercially Available Microphones
You can also use commercially available condenser microphones with
their own power supply. You can connect almost any stereo microphone with a ∅ 3.5 mm plug but audio recording levels may vary.
Connect the external microphone
to the MIC terminal.
NOTES
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Y
P
O
• When you are using a microphone connected to the MIC terminal, the
audio level indicator will be displayed automatically.
• When referring to the instruction manual of the WM-V1, note that the
procedure written for manually adjusting the audio recording level does
not apply to this camcorder. Refer to Audio Recording Level (A 87) for
this camcorder’s correct procedure.
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Advanced Playback and Editing
In this chapter, you can learn how to use functions related to
playback and editing, such as capturing video snapshot scenes
and photos from your movies and playing back your movies
with background music.
Capturing Video Snapshot Scenes and Photos from a Movie
You can capture video snapshot scenes or photos from a previously
recorded scene. For example, you may want to print photos from video
recorded at a party or create a small video clip using video snapshot
scenes from the highlights of an event.
For details on playback, refer to Playing Back Video Snapshot Scenes
(A 94) for AVCHD movies and Playing Back Video (A 50) for MP4
video snapshot scenes.
Capturing a Video Snapshot Scene
Operating modes:
SCN
C
Y
P
O
1 Play back the scene from which you want to capture the video
snapshot scene (A 50).
2 Press Y to capture the video snapshot scene.
The camcorder captures the video snapshot scene for about
4 seconds (the blue frame serves as a visual progress bar), and then
enters playback pause mode.
3 Touch the screen and then touch [Ñ] to stop the playback.
NOTES
• You can change the length of the video snapshot scenes you capture to
2 or 8 seconds with the
> s > [Video Snapshot Length] setting.
• A video snapshot scene can be captured only during playback; it cannot be captured during playback pause mode.
• The captured video snapshot scene is saved to the same memory that
contains the source scene.
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• Video snapshot scenes cannot be captured from scenes shorter than
1 second.
• When the source scene is itself a video snapshot scene, you may not
be able to capture a video snapshot scene depending on the length of
the source scene and the length currently selected for video snapshot
scenes.
• When you start capturing a video snapshot scene less than 1 second
from the end of the scene, the video snapshot scene will be captured
starting from the beginning of the following scene.
• During the playback of video snapshot scenes captured from a previously recorded movie, you may notice some anomalies in the picture/
sound at the point where the playback switches to a new scene.
Capturing Photos
Operating modes:
SCN
Y
P
O
1 Play back the scene from which you want to capture the photo
(A 50).
2 Pause the playback at the point you want to capture.
3 Touch [PHOTO].
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4 Touch [Ñ] to stop the playback.
NOTES
• The size of captured photos will be 1920x1080.
• The data code of the photos will reflect the date and time of recording of
the original scene.
• Photos captured from a scene with a lot of fast movement may be
blurred.
• Photos will be recorded on the memory selected for recording photos.
Playing Back Scenes in the Baby Album
The baby album contains, in chronological order, only the movies
recorded in
mode so you can conveniently play those movies
back and enjoy watching baby’s growth. You can also play back those
movies from the [y Movie Playback] index screen (A 50).
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Operating modes:
SCN
1 Open the baby album.
>[
Baby Album]
2 Select the scene you want to play back.
Drag your finger left/right to bring the desired scene to the front.
3 Touch the scene’s thumbnail to start the playback.
• The camcorder will play back the scene selected and continue until
the end of the last scene in the index screen.
• Playback controls are the same as when playing back scenes from
the [y Movie Playback] index screen (A 50).
IMPORTANT
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P
O
• Observe the following precautions while the ACCESS indicator is on or
flashing. Failing to do so may result in permanent data loss.
- Do not open the memory card slot cover.
- Do not disconnect the power source or turn off the camcorder.
- Do not press
.
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Playing Back Video Snapshot Scenes
When you record video snapshot scenes in AVCHD, you can play back
only those scenes to create an entertaining montage. You can also play
back those scenes from the [y Movie Playback] index screen (A 50).
Video snapshot scenes recorded in MP4 can be played back only from
the [y Movie Playback] index screen (A 50).
Operating modes:
SCN
1 Open the [¦ Video Snapshot] index screen for AVCHD scenes.
> [¦ Video Snapshot]
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2 Select the scene you want to play back.
Drag your finger left/right to bring the desired scene to the front.
3 Touch the scene’s thumbnail to start the playback.
• The camcorder will play back the scene selected and continue until
the end of the last scene in the index screen.
• Playback controls are the same as when playing back scenes from
the [y Movie Playback] index screen (A 50).
IMPORTANT
• Observe the following precautions while the ACCESS indicator is on or
flashing. Failing to do so may result in permanent data loss.
- Do not open the memory card slot cover.
- Do not disconnect the power source or turn off the camcorder.
- Do not change the camcorder’s operating mode.
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P
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Playback with Background Music
You can play back movies (or a photo slideshow) using one of the supplied music tracks as background music.
Operating modes:
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SCN
The supplied VIXIA CD-ROM contains 3 music tracks you can use as
background music. 6/4: The music files come pre-installed in
the built-in memory.
You can mix the original audio and the background music and adjust
the background music mix balance to your preference.
POINTS TO CHECK
• To play back scenes or a slideshow of photos recorded on the memory
card, you will need to transfer the music tracks to the memory card in
advance. See the NOTES section (A 97).
1 Open the desired index screen (A 50, 93, 94).
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2 Select the music track.
> [ Other Settings] > s > [Select Music] >
[i On] > [Í] or [Î] to select the desired music track
! Select the desired music track.
" Adjust the background music balance.
# Play back the original sound (no background music).
$ Delete the music track selected.
% Listen to the music track selected. Touch again (Ñ) to
stop the playback.
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3 Adjust the mix balance between the original sound and the
background music.
Touch [y] (more of the original sound) or [Û] (more of the background
music) or drag your finger along the [Music Balance] bar to adjust the
background music balance as desired.
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4 Touch [X] and then touch a scene to start the playback with the
selected background music.
To adjust the background music balance during playback
1 During playback, touch the screen to display the playback controls.
2 Touch [Ý], drag your finger along the [Music Balance] bar to adjust
the background music balance as desired and touch [K].
To delete a music track
In the [Select Music] screen, touch [Í] or [Î] to select the track you
want to delete.
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[
] > [Yes]
IMPORTANT
• If you use copyrighted songs and music tracks in your video creations,
remember that music under copyright may not be used without permission from the copyright holder, except for cases permitted under applicable laws, such as for personal use. Make sure to follow applicable
laws when using music files.
NOTES
• Initializing a memory card will permanently erase any music files you
may have transferred to the card. (6/4 The music files that
come pre-installed in the built-in memory will be restored after it is initialized.) To transfer music files from the supplied VIXIA CD-ROM to the
memory card:
- Windows users: Use the supplied software for AVCHD movies,
Transfer Utility LE. For details, refer to the Software Guide (PDF file)
of PIXELA’s software.
- Mac OS users: Use Finder to transfer music files from the “MUSIC”
folder on the supplied VIXIA CD-ROM to the memory card. Refer to
About the music files (A 190) for the folder structure of the memory
card.
• Transfer music files to the memory card that contains the recordings
you want to play back with background music.
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Selecting the Playback Starting Point
If you have a very long scene, you may want to start playing back the
scene from a certain point. You can use the movie timeline to break the
scene to segments at fixed time intervals ranging from 6 seconds to
6 minutes.
Operating modes:
SCN
1 Open the desired index screen for AVCHD movies (A 50, 93, 94).
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2 Open the scene’s [Timeline] screen.
[
] > Desired scene
• The [Timeline] screen appears. The large thumbnail will show the first
frame of the scene. Below it, the timeline ruler shows frames taken
from the scene at fixed intervals.
3 Touch the desired frame in the timeline ruler to start playing back
the scene from that point.
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P
O
! Touch twice to return to the index screen.
" Previous/next scene.
# Drag your finger left along the ruler to display the next 5 frames.
$ Scene’s video quality and length.
% Recording date and time.
& Drag your finger right along the ruler to display the previous
5 frames.
' Current scene / Total number of scenes.
( Currently selected interval between frames.
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To change the interval between frames
[6 sec] > Desired interval > [K]
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Dividing Scenes
You can divide AVCHD scenes in order to leave out the best parts and
later cut out the rest.
Operating modes:
SCN
1 Play back the desired scene (A 50).
2 Touch the screen and then touch [Ý] to pause the playback.
3 Open the screen for dividing scenes.
[Edit] > [Divide]
4 Bring the scene to a precise point, if necessary.
Playback controls will appear on the screen (A 52). Use any special
playback modes (fast playback, frame reverse/advance) as necessary
to locate the desired point.
5 Divide the scene.
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[μ Divide] > [Yes]
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P
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• The video from the division point to the end of the scene will appear
as a new scene in the index screen.
NOTES
• When advancing/reversing frames while dividing the scenes, the interval
between frames is about 0.5 seconds.
• If the scene cannot be divided at the point where you paused the playback, advance/reverse a frame and then divide the scene.
• During the playback of a scene that was divided, you may notice some
anomalies in the picture/sound at the point where the scene was cut.
• Video snapshot scenes and other scenes that are too short (less than 3
seconds) cannot be divided.
• Scenes cannot be divided within 1 second from the beginning or the
end of the scene.
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Trimming Scenes
You can trim MP4 scenes by removing everything up to a certain point
or everything after a certain point. By doing so, you leave only memorable moments to keep for posterity.
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1 Play back the desired scene (A 50).
2 Touch the screen and then touch [Ý] to pause the playback.
3 Open the screen for trimming scenes.
[Edit] > [Trim]
4 Bring the scene to a precise point, if necessary.
• The point at which is movie will be trimmed is indicated by the
marker.
• Playback controls will appear on the screen (A 52). Use any special
playback modes (fast playback, frame reverse/advance) as
necessary to locate the desired point.
5 Trim the scene.
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[Trim] > Select whether to trim before or after the
marker > Select whether to save as a new scene or write
over the existing scene
Touch [Stop] to interrupt the operation while it is in progress.
NOTES
• You may not be able to trim the following types of scenes.
- 6/4 Scenes copied from the built-in memory to an SDXC
memory card.
- Scenes recorded or copied using another device.
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Slideshow
You can play a slideshow of all the photos and even set it to music.
Operating modes:
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1 Open the [
Photo Playback] index screen (A 54).
2 Select the music track.
> [ Other Settings] >
> [Select Music] >
[i On] > [Í] or [Î] to select the desired music track
> [K]
3 Touch the photo that will open the slideshow to display it in single
photo view.
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4 Touch the screen to display the playback controls, then touch [Ð]
to play back the slideshow set to the selected music track.
During the photo slideshow
• Touch the screen and drag your finger left and right along the volume
bar to adjust the volume.
• Touch the screen and touch [Ý] to stop the slideshow.
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To change the slideshow’s transition effects from the index screen
> [ Other Settings] >
> [Slideshow
Transition] > [j Off], [k Dissolve] or [l Slide Image]
> [X]
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External Connections
This chapter explains how to connect your camcorder to an
external device such as a TV, VCR, or computer. 6/4
You can also use the camcorder’s convenient Wi-Fi functions
(A 122).
Terminals on the Camcorder
Open the LCD panel to access the terminals on the camcorder.
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(cable connector
shown upside-down)
1 AV OUT/× Terminal
2 HDMI OUT Terminal*
The HDMI OUT terminal offers a high-quality digital connection that combines
audio and video in a single convenient cable. This terminal is an HDMI mini
receptacle. When using a commercially available HDMI cable, make sure the
HDMI cable is Type A to Type C.
3 USB Terminal
This terminal is a mini-AB receptacle. You can use the supplied USB cable to
connect to a computer or other digital devices with standard-A receptacles; or
use the optional UA-100 USB Adapter to connect to the camcorder an
external hard drive or similar storage device with a standard-A cable (6/
4 only).
* When connecting the supplied High Speed HDMI cable to the camcorder, make
sure to align the triangle marks on the cable’s connector and on the camcorder’s
terminal.
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Connection Diagrams
In the following connection diagrams, the left side shows the terminals
on the camcorder and the right side shows (for reference only) an
example of terminals on a connected device.
Connection !
HDMI
Type: Digital Quality: High definition Output only
Connect to a high-definition TV (HDTV) with an HDMI input terminal.
(HDMI mini connector)
HTC-100/S High Speed HDMI Cable
(supplied)
(standard HDMI
connector)
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About the HDMITM connection
The HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) connection (!) is a
convenient all-digital connection using a single cable for both video
and audio. When you connect the camcorder to an HDTV equipped
with an HDMI terminal, you can enjoy video and audio playback at
the highest quality.
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- The HDMI OUT terminal on the camcorder is for output only. Do not
connect it to an HDMI output terminal on an external device, as this
may damage the camcorder.
- While the camcorder is connected to an HDTV using connection !,
there will be no video output from the AV OUT/× terminal.
- Correct operation cannot be guaranteed when connecting the
camcorder to DVI monitors.
- Depending on the HDTV, correct playback of personal video content may
not be possible using connection !. Try using connection ".
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Connection "
Composite Video
Type: Analog Quality: Standard definition Output only
Connect to a standard TV or a VCR with audio/video input terminals. Change the following
settings on the camcorder:
-[
Other Settings] >
> [TV Type] according to the TV set (widescreen or
4:3), if the TV cannot automatically detect and change the aspect ratio
-[
Other Settings] > q > [AV/Headphones] to [Ò AV]
Yellow
White
STV-250N Stereo Video Cable
(optional)
Red
Connection #
USB
Type: Digital data connection
Connect to a computer to save your recordings, to a compatible digital video recorder to
copy your recordings, or to an external hard drive to easily save a perfect copy of an
entire memory (6/4 only).
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USB Cable
(supplied)
Mini-B
Standard-A
(computer, digital recorder)
2 6/4 only
Standard-A
Mini-B
USB cable supplied with/
built-into the external storage
UA-100 USB
Adapter (optional)
External hard drive
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NOTES
• Power the camcorder using the compact power adapter and only then
connect it to the computer using the supplied USB cable in the following cases.
- To write back scenes recorded with this camcorder that were
previously saved on a computer. For details, refer to the Software
Guide (PDF file) of PIXELA’s software.
- To transfer music files from the supplied VIXIA CD-ROM to a memory
card in the camcorder in order to use them as background music. For
details, refer to the Software Guide (PDF file) of PIXELA’s software.
- To save your recordings on a computer.
- To save a memory onto an external hard drive.
• Sound from the built-in speaker will be muted while a cable is connected to the HDMI OUT terminal or AV OUT/× terminal.
• Audio and video will not be output from the HDMI terminal while Wi-Fi
functions are in use.
Playback on a TV Screen
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Connect the camcorder to a TV to enjoy your recordings with family
and friends. Playback on an HDTV using the HDMI OUT terminal will
ensure the best playback quality.
Operating modes:
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1 Turn off the camcorder and the TV.
2 Connect the camcorder to the TV.
Refer to Connection Diagrams (A 103) and select the most
appropriate connection for your TV.
3 Turn on the connected TV.
On the TV, select as the video input the same terminal to which you
connected the camcorder. Refer to the instruction manual of the
connected TV.
4 Turn on the camcorder and set it to
Play back the desired movies or photos.
or
mode.
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NOTES
• You can also play video directly from your memory card on AVCHDcompatible HDTVs and digital recorders with a card slot compatible
with the type of memory card used*.
• We recommend powering the camcorder using the compact power
adapter.
• Connection ": When you play back your 16:9 movies on standard TV
sets with a 4:3 aspect ratio, the TV set will switch automatically to widescreen mode if it is compatible with the Video ID-1 system. Otherwise,
change the aspect ratio of the TV manually.
* Refer to the instruction manual of the device. Depending on the device used, correct playback may not be possible even if the device is AVCHD-compatible. In
such case, play back the recordings on the memory card using the camcorder.
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Saving and Sharing Your Recordings
6/4 Copying Movies and Photos to a Memory Card
You can copy your recordings from the built-in memory to a memory
card.
Copying Scenes from the Index Screen
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1 Open the desired index screen in the built-in memory (A 50, 93,
94).
To copy all the scenes recorded on a specific date, drag your finger
left/right until a scene you want to copy appears.
2 Copy the scenes.
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[Edit] > [Copy (&'
> [OK]
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)] > Desired option* > [Yes]**
* When you select [Select], perform the following procedure to select the individual scenes you want to copy before touching [Yes].
** Touch [Stop] to interrupt the operation while it is in progress.
To select individual scenes
1 Touch the individual scenes you want to copy.
• A checkmark ! will appear on the scenes you touch. The total
number of selected scenes will appear next to the " icon.
• Touch a selected scene to remove the checkmark. To remove all
checkmarks at once, touch [Remove All] > [Yes].
2 After selecting all the desired scenes, touch [OK].
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Options
[date/folder name]
Copy all the scenes recorded on a particular
date. For AVCHD movies, the date will appear in the control button. For MP4 movies, the folder name* (A 152) will appear.
[Select] Select individual scenes to copy.
[All Scenes] Copy all the scenes.
* The last four digits of the folder name indicate the date the folder was created.
Copying a Single Photo
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1 In single photo view, select the photo you want to copy.
2 Touch the screen to display the playback controls.
3 Copy the photo.
[Edit] > [Copy (&'
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4 Drag your finger left/right to select another photo to copy or
touch [X].
Copying Photos from the Index Screen
Operating modes:
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1 Open the [
Photo Playback] index screen in the built-in
memory (A 54).
2 Copy the photos.
[Edit] > [Copy (&'
> [OK]
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)] > Desired option* > [Yes]**
* When you select [Select], perform the following procedure to select the individual photos you want to copy before touching [Yes].
** Touch [Stop] to interrupt the operation while it is in progress.
To select individual photos
1 Touch the individual photos you want to copy.
• A checkmark ! will appear on the photos you touch. The total
number of selected photos will appear next to the " icon.
• Touch a selected photo to remove the checkmark. To remove all
checkmarks at once, touch [Remove All] > [Yes].
2 After selecting all the desired photos, touch [OK].
Options
[folder name]
Copy all the photos taken on a particular date. The
folder name* (A 152) will appear in the control button.
[Select] Select individual photos to copy.
[All Photos] Copy all the photos.
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* The last four digits of the folder name indicate the date the folder was created.
IMPORTANT
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• Observe the following precautions while the ACCESS indicator is on or
flashing. Failing to do so may result in permanent data loss.
- Do not open the memory card slot cover.
- Do not disconnect the power source or turn off the camcorder.
- Do not press
.
NOTES
• In the following cases, you will not be able to copy recordings to the
memory card:
- If the memory card slot cover is open.
- If the LOCK switch on the memory card is set to prevent writing.
- If the file numbering is at maximum (A 152).
- If there is no memory card in the memory card slot.
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6/4 Converting Movies to MP4 Format
You can convert AVCHD movies into MP4 movies or even convert MP4
movies into smaller MP4 movies. This is convenient, for example, when
you want to upload the MP4 movies to the Web.
The movie you want to convert must be in the built-in memory. After
conversion, the resulting MP4 movie will be saved on the memory
card.
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1 Open the desired index screen in the built-in memory (A 50, 93,
94).
2 Open the screen for selecting scenes to convert.
[Edit] > [Convert to MP4 (&` )] > [OK] >
Desired video quality of converted movies*
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* Before selecting the video quality, touch [Join Scenes] to join the converted
movies into one movie.
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3 Touch the individual scenes you want to convert.
• A checkmark ! will appear on the scenes you touch. The total
number of selected scenes will appear next to the " icon.
• Touch a selected scene to remove the checkmark. To remove all
checkmarks at once, touch [Remove All] > [Yes].
4 After selecting all the desired scenes, touch [OK] and then touch
[Next].
• To add a cinema-look filter* (A 65): Touch [FILTER 1] and then
select the desired filter. Touch the button again to deactivate the filter.
• To add decorations* (A 69): Touch [Ò].
• To adjust the volume (A 52) or background music balance (A 96):
Touch [Ý].
* When a cinema-look filter is applied to a movie, you cannot add decorations.
5 Touch [START] to convert the scene.
Touch [STOP] to interrupt the operation while it is in progress.
6 Touch [OK].
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NOTES
• When you convert movies, the video quality you can choose for the
resulting MP4 movie will depend on the video quality of the original
movie. Based on the following options, movies in the built-in memory
will be converted and then copied to the memory card.
Video quality before conversion (&)
AVCHD
MP4
60P
35 Mbps
MXP, FXP, LP
24 Mbps, 17 Mbps
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4 Mbps
Video quality after conversion (
)
Cannot be converted.
24 Mbps, 17 Mbps, 4 Mbps
The video quality will remain at
4 Mbps.
• If you convert AVCHD movies with a frame rate of 60i, the frame rate of
the resulting MP4 movie will be 30P.
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Saving Recordings on a Computer
Movies recorded with this camcorder are saved in the built-in memory
(6/4 only) or on a memory card. Because space is limited,
make sure to save your recordings on a computer on a regular basis.
This section explains how to save your recordings on a computer using
a USB connection. Use the supplied software Transfer Utility LE for
AVCHD movies and the supplied software ImageBrowser EX for MP4
movies.
6/4 Refer to Wi-Fi Functions (A 122) for details on saving
your recordings wirelessly.
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Saving AVCHD Movies (Windows only)
With the software Transfer Utility LE, you can save to your computer
the scenes you have recorded. Download the software and install it
before you connect the camcorder to the computer for the first time.
An Internet connection is required to download the software. Perform
the following procedures while referring to the supplied ‘Transfer Utility
LE Startup Guide’.
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POINTS TO CHECK
• Before installing the software, make sure your computer is connected to
the Internet.
Installation
1 Download the zip file from PIXELA’s Web site.
Visit the PIXELA’s site to download the zip file, which contains the
software and instruction manual.
http://pixela.jp/cetule_dl/
2 Uncompress the zip file.
The zip file contains the installer (setup.exe) and the Software Guide
(PDF file).
3 Run the installer to install the software.
For details, refer to the Software Guide (PDF file) of the PIXELA’s
software.
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Connecting the Camcorder to a Computer
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1 Power the camcorder using the compact power adapter.
If the camcorder is connected to the computer while it is powered only
by the battery pack, previously saved video files cannot be transferred
back to the camcorder and music files cannot be transferred from the
supplied VIXIA CD-ROM to a memory card in the camcorder.
2 Camcorder: Open the desired index screen (A 50, 93, 94).
3 Connect the camcorder to the computer using the supplied USB
cable.
Connection #-1. Refer to Connection Diagrams (A 104).
4 Camcorder: Select [All (for PC only)].
Camcorder: When the connection is successfully established, [USB
Connection] appears on the screen.
5 Computer: Click the icon shown on the right.
6 Follow the onscreen instructions to complete the
procedure.
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For details about using the software, refer to the Software Guide (PDF
file) of the PIXELA’s software.
Saving MP4 Movies and Photos (Windows/Mac OS)
With the supplied software ImageBrowser EX you can save MP4
movies and photos to your computer and easily organize them. Refer
to the ‘ImageBrowser EX User Guide’ (PDF file) for the full system
requirements and other information.
Installation
Install the software before you connect the camcorder to the computer
for the first time. Make sure to install the software even if you have a
different version of ImageBrowser EX on your computer. The autoupdate function of the software may make available to you features
optimized for this camcorder.
The ‘ImageBrowser EX User Guide’ will also be installed with the software.
POINTS TO CHECK
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• Before installing the software, make sure your computer is connected to
the Internet.
1 Insert the VIXIA CD-ROM into the computer’s disc drive.
2 Windows: Open the drive into which you inserted the CD-ROM
using Windows Explorer.
Mac OS: Use Finder and click on the CD-ROM icon.
3 Click/Double-click the Disc_Setup.exe icon.
4 Click [ImageBrowser EX].
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5 Follow the onscreen
instructions to select your
area (continent), country/
region and language.
Available options will vary
depending on your country/
region.
6 In the main installer panel,
click [Easy Installation].
For Windows users, if a User
Account Control dialog box appears, follow the instructions.
7 Follow the onscreen instructions to complete the installation.
• During the installation process, you may be prompted to install
Microsoft Silverlight. Follow the instructions to do so.
• CameraWindow will also be installed.
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To check that the software was installed correctly
You can check that the software was installed correctly by looking for
the ImageBrowser EX icon in the following location.
Windows: From the Start Menu*, All Programs > Canon Utilities >
ImageBrowser EX
Mac OS: In the Dock, on the Desktop.
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* Windows 8 users: Display the Desktop screen first.
If you cannot find the icon, check your Internet connection and install
the software again.
First-time connection to a computer running Windows
The first time you connect the camcorder to the computer, you also
need to select the CameraWindow auto-launch setting.
Connecting the Camcorder to a Computer
1 Power the camcorder using the compact power adapter.
2 Open the [y Movie Playback] index screen for MP4 movies
(A 50) or [} Photo Playback] index screen (A 54).
3 Connect the camcorder to the computer using the supplied USB
cable.
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• Connection #-1. Refer to Connection Diagrams (A 104).
• Camcorder: When the connection is successfully established, [USB
Connection] appears on the screen.
4 Save the recordings onto the computer.
Refer to relevant sections in the ‘ImageBrowser EX Instruction Manual’,
which can be accessed through the ? menu on the upper right of the
software’s screen.
IMPORTANT
• When the camcorder is connected to a computer:
- Do not open the memory card slot cover and do not remove the
memory card.
- Do not access, change or delete any of the camcorder’s folders or
files directly from the computer as this may result in permanent data
loss. When saving recordings on a computer, use Transfer Utility LE
for AVCHD movies and ImageBrowser EX for MP4 movies and
photos.
• Observe the following precautions while the ACCESS indicator is on or
flashing. Failing to do so may result in permanent data loss.
- Do not open the memory card slot cover.
- Do not disconnect the USB cable.
- Do not turn off the camcorder or the computer.
- Do not press
.
• Operation may not work correctly depending on the specifications/settings of your computer.
• If you wish to use the recordings on your computer, make copies of
them first. Use the copied files, retaining the originals.
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NOTES
• Depending on the computer, you may not be able to play back movies.
• The following types of MP4 scenes will be recognized as multiple files
on other devices.
- Scenes exceeding 4 GB
- Scenes recorded at 35 Mbps exceeding 30 minutes
- Scenes recorded at a video quality other than 35 Mbps exceeding
1 hour
• Users of Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP and Mac OS X:
Your camcorder is equipped with the standard Picture Transfer Protocol
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(PTP) allowing you to transfer photos (JPEG only) simply by connecting
the camcorder to a computer using the supplied USB cable, without
having to install the supplied software ImageBrowser EX.
6/4 Memory Save: Saving an Entire Memory onto an
External Hard Drive
You can easily save all the movies and photos you recorded onto a
commercially available external hard drive connected directly to the
camcorder*. You can also use the camcorder to play back your recordings directly from the hard drive. Initialize the hard drive (A 118) when
you use it with this camcorder for the first time.
* If the USB cable supplied with the external hard drive has a standard-A connector,
you will need to use the optional UA-100 USB Adapter.
Operating modes:
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Saving a Memory onto an External Hard Drive
1 Power the camcorder using the compact power adapter.
2 Press
C
to set the camcorder to playback mode.
3 Connect the camcorder to the external hard drive using the
optional UA-100 USB Adapter.
Connection #-2. Refer to Connection Diagrams (A 104).
4 Save the entire contents of the desired memory.
[Save to Hard Drive] > Desired memory > [Yes]*
> [OK]
* Touch [Stop] > [Yes] > [OK] to interrupt the operation while it is in progress.
• After selecting the memory, you can check the name of the folder
that will be created on the hard drive. Every memory save operation
will create a separate memory save folder with the date (in numerical
form) used as the folder name; up to 10 memory save folders can be
created for any given date and up to 300 memory save folders can
be saved on a single hard drive.
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Before disconnecting the external hard drive
Before turning off or physically disconnecting the external hard drive,
be sure to safely end the connection to the camcorder to avoid damage to your files. From the [External Hard Drive] screen:
[Safely Remove Hard Drive] > [Yes]
IMPORTANT
• Make sure you power the camcorder with the compact power adapter
before you save a memory to the external hard drive. If the compact
power adapter becomes disconnected, the connection between the
camcorder and the hard drive will end, which may lead to the corruption
of data in the hard drive.
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• Initialize the external hard drive (A 118) when you use it with this camcorder for the first time.
• You cannot select both the built-in memory and memory card to save
them simultaneously.
• You cannot use the following types of external hard drives.
- USB-powered portable hard drives
- Hard drives with a capacity over 2 TB
- USB flash drives or media connected to card readers
• If the external hard drive is partitioned, only the first partition will be recognized.
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Playing Back Previously Saved Recordings from the External Hard Drive
1 Power the camcorder using the compact power adapter.
2 Press
to set the camcorder to playback mode.
3 Connect the camcorder to the external hard drive using the
optional UA-100 USB Adapter.
Connection #-2. Refer to Connection Diagrams (A 104).
4 Touch [Play Back from Hard Drive] and select the memory save
folder you wish to play back.
• If you performed multiple memory save operations on the same day
(for example, if you saved the built-in memory and then a memory
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card), the folder name of memory save folders following the first one
will end in a numerical suffix.
• The index screen will appear.
5 Touch a recording to play it back.
To switch to another memory save folder, touch [
] and then select
the memory save folder you with to play back. Repeat step 5.
6 When you have finished playing back, be sure to safely end the
connection to the external hard drive before physically
disconnecting it.
[Safely Remove Hard Drive] > [Yes]
To delete a memory save folder
With the external hard drive connected to the camcorder:
1 Select the memory save folder you want to delete.
2 Delete the memory save folder.
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> [ Other Settings] > q > [Delete Memory
Save Folder] > [Yes] > [OK]
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3 Safely end the connection to the external hard drive before
physically disconnecting it.
• Be careful when deleting recordings. Once deleted, recordings
cannot be recovered.
• Observe the following precautions while the external hard drive’s
access indicator is on or flashing.
- Do not disconnect the USB cable.
- Do not disconnect the camcorder or the external hard drive.
- Do not press
.
Initializing the External Hard Drive
1 Power the camcorder using the compact power adapter.
Do not disconnect the power source or turn off the camcorder until the
initialization is completed.
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2 Press
to set the camcorder to playback mode.
3 Connect the camcorder to the external hard drive using the
optional UA-100 USB Adapter.
Connection #-2. Refer to Connection Diagrams (A 104).
4 Initialize the external hard drive.
> [ Other Settings] > q > [Initialize '] >
[Initialize] > [Complete Initialization]1 > [Yes]2 > [OK]
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2
Touch this option if you want to physically erase all the data rather than just
clear the file allocation table of the hard drive. For large-capacity hard drives this
operation can take several hours.
If you selected the [Complete Initialization] option, you can touch [Cancel] >
[OK] to cancel the initialization while it is in progress. All recordings will be
erased and the hard drive can be used without any problem.
5 Safely end the connection to the external hard drive before
physically disconnecting it.
IMPORTANT
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• Initializing the external hard drive will permanently erase all the
data on the hard drive (including your recordings, previous data
not saved with the camcorder, and partitioned drives). Make sure
to copy in advance important data to a computer or other device.
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Copying Recordings to an External Video Recorder
Operating modes:
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In High Definition
Connect the camcorder to Blu-ray Disc recorders and other AVCHDcompatible digital video recorders using the supplied USB cable to
make perfect copies of your movies in high definition. If the external
digital video recorder has an SD memory card slot*, you can use the
memory card to copy your movies without connecting the camcorder.
* Make sure the external device is compatible with the type of memory card used.
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Connecting
1 Power the camcorder using the compact power adapter.
2 Open the desired index screen (A 50, 93, 94).
3 Connect the camcorder to the digital video recorder using the
supplied USB cable.
Connection #-1. Refer to Connection Diagrams (A 104).
4 6/4 Camcorder: Select the memory that contains the
scenes you want to copy.
• Select an option other than [All (for PC only)].
• When the connection is successfully established, [USB Connection]
appears on the screen.
Recording
Details will vary depending on the device used so be sure to refer to
the instruction manual of the digital video recorder.
In Standard Definition
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You can copy your movies by connecting the camcorder to a VCR or a
digital video recorder with analog audio/video inputs. Video output will
be in standard definition, although the original scenes are in high definition.
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Connecting
Connect the camcorder to the VCR using Connection ". Refer to
Connection Diagrams (A 104).
Recording
1 External recorder: Load a blank cassette or disc and set the
recorder to record pause mode.
2 Turn on the camcorder and open the [y Movie Playback] index
screen for AVCHD movies (A 50).
• We recommend powering the camcorder using the compact power
adapter.
• Verify that
> q > [AV/Headphones] is set to [Ò AV].
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3 Camcorder: Locate the scene you wish to copy and pause the
playback shortly just before the desired scene.
4 Camcorder: Resume playback.
By default, the date and time will be embedded in the output video
signal. You can change this using the
>
> [Display Date/
Time] setting.
5 External recorder: Start recording when the scene you wish to
copy appears; stop recording when it ends.
6 Camcorder: Stop playback.
NOTES
• Use an external Blu-Ray Disc recorder compliant with AVCHD ver. 2.0
specifications to copy onto Blu-Ray discs movies recorded in 60P or
MXP.
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Uploading MP4 Movies and Photos to the Web
With the supplied software ImageBrowser EX, you can upload your
MP4 movies to YouTube and photos to Facebook from your computer.
Additionally, you can use CANON iMAGE GATEWAY* to make photo
albums and more.
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* This service may not be available in all countries/regions.
Installation
Install the software before you connect the camcorder to the computer
for the first time. The software is compatible with computers running
Windows or Mac OS operating systems. Refer to Saving MP4 Movies
and Photos (Windows/Mac OS) (A 113).
Connecting to the Computer and Uploading Your Recordings
Refer to the relevant sections in the ‘ImageBrowser EX Instruction
Manual’ (PDF file).
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Wi-Fi Functions
This chapter contains information about how to operate the
Wi-Fi functions of your camcorder, starting with the Wi-Fi network setup needed to add your camcorder to an existing
Wi-Fi network.
Introduction to Wi-Fi
When you use the camcorder’s Wi-Fi function to connect to a
smartphone1, you can wirelessly save, play back and upload your
recordings. You can even use a smartphone as a remote control and
record using the device’s screen. Refer to Glossary (A 143) for a definition of the frequently used terms in this text.
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For brevity’s sake, “smartphone” is used in this text to refer to Wi-Fi-enabled
smartphones and tablets while “iOS device” refers to Wi-Fi-enabled iPhones and
iPads.
Wi-Fi connection
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After you download the CameraAccess app2, use your iOS device or Android smartphone
to remotely control the camcorder and make recordings (A 125).
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The CameraAccess app, provided by PIXELA, is available for free from the App
Store (for iOS devices) and Google Play™ (for Android smartphones).
Smartphone
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Wi-Fi connection
Wirelessly connect the camcorder to your iOS or Android smartphone or computer3 and
use the device’s Web browser to view recordings in the camcorder (A 126).
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You can also use a computer connected via an access point.
Smartphone or similar device
Wi-Fi connection
After you download the Movie Uploader app4, wirelessly connect the camcorder to an iOS
device (A 128) to save, play back and upload your recordings. You can even use this
connection type if you plan to share videos on YouTube and Facebook on the go.
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The Movie Uploader app, provided by PIXELA, is available for free from the App
Store.
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iOS device
Wi-Fi connection
Wirelessly connect the camcorder to a wireless router (access point) on your home
network. Use this connection if you plan to connect to CANON iMAGE GATEWAY
(A 130). After doing so, you can even share videos on YouTube and Facebook.
Wireless router
(Access point)
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IMPORTANT
• Using an unprotected Wi-Fi network can expose your files and data to
monitoring by unauthorized third parties. Be aware of the risks involved.
NOTES
• Do not open the memory card slot cover during the wireless connection.
• While using Wi-Fi functions, the camcorder’s automatic power off function will be disabled.
Before Using Wi-Fi Functions
Based on the function, the camcorder will wirelessly connect to a
Wi-Fi-enabled device, such as a smartphone, directly or to a Wi-Fi network via an access point (wireless router)*. After selecting the function
you want to use, follow the onscreen directions to connect the camcorder.
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* Depending on the manufacturer, the access point may be referred to using a
different name, such as wireless LAN router or wireless network router.
• Make sure the optional WM-V1 Wireless Microphone is not attached
to the camcorder. Wi-Fi functions are not available when the microphone is attached.
About the Wi-Fi antenna
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When using the camcorder’s Wi-Fi functions, do not cover the back portion of the
camcorder with your hand or other object.
The Wi-Fi antenna is located in the back
portion and covering it may interfere with
wireless signals.
Wi-Fi antenna
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About the camcorder’s Wi-Fi standard
The camcorder’s Wi-Fi standard complies with the IEEE 802.11
b/g/n protocol and operates in the 2.4 GHz band. As such, the maximum data transfer rate is 11 Mbps for IEEE 802.11b, 54 Mbps for
IEEE 802.11g, and 150 Mbps for IEEE 802.11n. Note that these are
theoretical values and actual data transfer rates may differ.
Recording Movies Using a Smartphone as a Remote Control
Using the CameraAccess app* for iOS devices and Android™ smartphones, you can control the camcorder from a distance while you view
the camcorder’s image on the smartphone’s screen. Not only can you
control the camcorder to start and stop recording, you can also record
the camcorder’s image directly onto your smartphone.
* The CameraAccess app, provided by PIXELA, is available for free from the App
Store (for iOS devices) and Google Play™ (for Android smartphones).
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POINTS TO CHECK
• Before you perform this procedure for the first time, download and
install the CameraAccess app on your smartphone. The app can be
downloaded for free from the following sites (English only).
App Store:
http://itunes.com/apps/cameraaccess
Google Play™:
http://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=jp.co.pixela.cameraaccess
1 Camcorder: Set the camcorder to receive remote control
commands.
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>[
Remote Control+Streaming]
• The camcorder’s SSID (network name) and password will appear.
• The camcorder will be ready to connect with the smartphone.
2 Smartphone: Activate Wi-Fi in the settings screen.
The network names of detected access points will appear.
3 Smartphone: Touch the access point with the same SSID as that
of the one from step 1.
4 Smartphone: Enter the password.
[Connected] will appear on the camcorder’s screen and the connection
will be established.
5 Smartphone: Start the CameraAccess app.
6 Smartphone: Operate the controls on the screen while viewing the
image from the camcorder.
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7 Camcorder: Touch [End] when finished.
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• For details about the CameraAccess app, visit PIXELA’s Web site.
http://pixela.jp/ceca (English only)
• This function is not available in the following cases.
- When the video quality is 60P.
- When the frame rate is 24P for an MP4 movie.
- When dual recording or relay recording is activated.
Remote Browse: Viewing Recordings Using a Web Browser on
Your iOS Device or Android Smartphone
With the Remote Browse function, you can use the Web browser on
your iOS device, Android smartphone, computer or similar device to
show a list of recordings in the camcorder, play them back and even
download them.* This conveniently allows you to view your recordings
while you are out.
* Depending on the device, OS, browser, movie format and video quality, you may
not be able to play back or download recordings. For details, visit your local Canon
Web site.
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Smartphone or similar device
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1 Camcorder: From any movie index screen, set the camcorder to
connect with the smartphone.
>[
Wi-Fi] > [
Playback via Browser] > [OK]
• The camcorder’s SSID (network name) and password will appear.
• The camcorder will be ready to connect with the smartphone.
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2 Smartphone: Activate Wi-Fi in the settings screen.
The network names of detected access points will appear.
3 Smartphone: Touch the access point with the same SSID as that
of the one from step 1.
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4 Smartphone: Enter the password (first time only).
• [Connected] will appear on the camcorder’s screen and the
connection will be established.
• If you have already performed this procedure before, the connection
will be established automatically without entering the password.
5 Smartphone: Start the Web browser.
6 Smartphone: Enter the URL that appears on the camcorder’s
screen into the Web browser’s address bar.
• The Remote Browse screen will appear.
• The URL is always the same so you may find it convenient to
bookmark the URL.
7 Smartphone: Touch [&·] on the upper left of the screen and
open the desired index screen. Next, touch the desired recording
from the list.
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For movies, the selected recording will start playing back. For photos,
the photo will be displayed.
8 Smartphone: Touch
to save the recording on the smartphone.
9 Smartphone: Touch
when finished.
10 Camcorder: Touch [End] when finished.
NOTES
• The following types of MP4 scenes will be recognized as multiple files
on other devices.
- Scenes exceeding 4 GB
- Scenes recorded at 35 Mbps exceeding 30 minutes
- Scenes recorded at a video quality other than 35 Mbps exceeding
1 hour
Uploading Videos Using an iOS Device
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Using the Movie Uploader app* for iOS devices, you can connect the
camcorder to the device to upload your movies to YouTube and Facebook even when you are away from your home network. You can
save** and play back MP4 movies and photos on an iOS device.
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* The Movie Uploader app, provided by PIXELA, is available for free from the App
Store.
** Not available for MP4 movies recorded at 35 Mbps.
iOS device
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POINTS TO CHECK
• Before you perform this procedure for the first time, install the Movie
Uploader app on your iOS device. The app can be downloaded for free
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from the following site.
http://itunes.com/apps/movieuploader
1 Camcorder: From any movie index screen, set the camcorder to
connect with the iOS device.
>[
Wi-Fi] > [
Movie Uploader] > [OK]
• The camcorder’s SSID (network name) and password will appear.
• The camcorder will be ready to connect with the iOS device.
2 iOS device: Touch Settings > Wi-Fi and then turn Wi-Fi on.
The network names of detected access points will appear.
3 iOS device: Touch the access point with the same SSID as that of
the one from step 1.
4 iOS device: Enter the password.
• [Connected] will appear on the camcorder’s screen and the
connection will be established.
• If you have already performed this procedure before, the connection
will be established automatically without entering the password.
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5 iOS device: Use the Movie Uploader app to upload the
camcorder’s movies.
You can also play back or save MP4 movies.
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6 Camcorder: Touch [End] when finished.
After the connection has ended, the index screen will appear.
NOTES
• Depending on factors such as the wireless network conditions, it can
take some time to upload video files.
• The procedure above may differ depending on the version of iOS you
are using.
• For details about the Movie Uploader app, visit PIXELA’s Web site.
http://www.pixela.co.jp/oem/canon/e/movieuploader/ (English only)
• The following types of MP4 scenes will be recognized as multiple files
on other devices.
- Scenes exceeding 4 GB
- Scenes recorded at 35 Mbps exceeding 30 minutes
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- Scenes recorded at a video quality other than 35 Mbps exceeding
1 hour
Sharing Recordings with CANON iMAGE GATEWAY
After you register for CANON iMAGE GATEWAY*, you will be able to
access various Web services**. You will be able to upload movies and
photos to online albums, share the albums on Twitter, upload movies to
Facebook and YouTube, send links to your online albums by e-mail to
friends and family, and more! To use this function, you will need an
access point connected to the Internet.
* Availability differs from area to area.
** “Web services” is used in this text to refer to various Internet services supported
by CANON iMAGE GATEWAY.
Wireless router
(Access point)
CANON iMAGE GATEWAY
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CANON iMAGE GATEWAY is a site that provides
various photo-related services for owners of
qualified Canon products. After you complete the
free registration online, you can use the Web services, create online photo albums, and more.
Visit Canon’s Web site for information on registration and countries/regions where you can use
this service.
http://canon.com/cig
General requirements
• Computer with the supplied software ImageBrowser EX and
CameraWindow correctly installed. For details on installing the software, refer to Saving MP4 Movies and Photos (Windows/Mac OS)
(A 113).
• Completed free registration online for CANON iMAGE GATEWAY.
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• Account settings for YouTube, Facebook and Twitter (depending on the
services you plan to use).
Setting the Desired Web Services in the Camcorder
Using the supplied software CameraWindow, log in to CANON iMAGE
GATEWAY and set the Web services you want to use. Refer to
‘CameraWindow Instruction Manual’ for details on using the software.
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1 Camcorder: Open the [y Movie Playback] index screen for MP4
movies (A 50).
Alternatively, you can open the [} Photo Playback] index screen
(A 54).
2 Connect the camcorder to the computer using the supplied USB
cable.
Connection #-1. Refer to Connection Diagrams (A 104).
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3 Computer: Start CameraWindow.
• Windows: If the AutoPlay dialog box appears, click Downloads
Images From Canon Camera to open the main screen.
• Mac OS: CameraWindow will automatically start and the main
screen will appear.
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4 Computer: Click Camera Settings > Set Up Web Services.
5 Computer: Enter your account information > click Login.
After you log in, the camera settings screen will appear.
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6 Computer: Click Edit Web Services > Desired Web service > Edit
> Follow the onscreen instructions and enter your account
information for the selected Web service > Set > Finish.
The camera settings screen will appear again.
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7 Computer: Select the Web service to set in the camcorder and
then click
.
• Repeat to select multiple Web services.
• The selected Web services will appear in the camera panel.
• You can click Í and Î to change the order in which the Web
services appear in the camcorder.
8 Computer: Click Menu in the upper left.
The selected Web services will be set in the camcorder and the
CameraWindow menu screen will appear.
9 Computer: Exit CameraWindow and then end the connection
between the camcorder and computer.
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Available Web services*
Web service
What you can do
CANON iMAGE GATEWAY
Upload MP4 movies and photos to your online photo albums.
Facebook
You can upload movies and photos directly to Facebook.
Twitter
Share recordings on Twitter. You can post a link to your
online photo album on your Twitter feed.
YouTube
You can upload movies directly to YouTube.
E-mail notification
You can send e-mail notifications with a link to your online
photo album. You can even set up to 20 e-mail addresses.
* The available Web services may be updated. For details, refer to the help module
of CANON iMAGE GATEWAY.
NOTES
• If the date set in the camcorder is not correct, the camcorder cannot
connect to CANON iMAGE GATEWAY. Make sure the date is correct
before trying to establish a connection.
• When the number of set Web services reaches maximum, you cannot
set any more. Delete unnecessary Web services and then set the
desired Web service.
• You cannot set multiple accounts for Web services other than e-mail.
• CANON iMAGE GATEWAY, Facebook, Twitter and e-mail notifications
are available only for MP4 movies and photos when you use
CameraWindow.
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Sharing Your Recordings Using Web Services
Conveniently share your recordings with family and friends using Web
services. You can upload movies to YouTube and Facebook. Also, you
can upload movies and photos to online albums on CANON iMAGE
GATEWAY. Then, you can post links to those online albums on Twitter.
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1 From any movie index screen, set the camcorder to connect with
the Web service.
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>[
Wi-Fi] > [
To Web Service] > [OK]
2 When [Configuration completed] appears on the screen, touch
[OK].
3 Perform the procedure in Wi-Fi Connection Using an Access Point
(A 137).
[Connected] will appear on the camcorder’s screen and the connection
will be established.
4 Select the desired Web service.
• Select one of the available Web services other than e-mail.
• You can send an e-mail notification of the when your movies and
photos are uploaded (A 135).
5 Touch the type of upload (AVCHD movie, MP4 movie or photo)
and the memory on which the desired recordings are saved.
6 Touch [OK].
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7 Touch the scene or photo to upload.
8 Touch [OK].
• If you are uploading to YouTube, read the YouTube agreement
carefully and touch [I Agree] if you agree.
• The upload will begin automatically.
• You can touch [Stop] and then [X] to cancel the wireless transfer
while it is in progress.
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Checking your uploads using CANON iMAGE GATEWAY
Library
You can use the CANON iMAGE GATEWAY Library screen to see
the movies and photos you uploaded. You can also check what
files you have sent and the various settings for the Web services.
For details on CANON iMAGE GATEWAY, refer to the Help module
(in the upper right of the screen).
NOTES
• Upload limits for movies: The maximum length of movies you can
upload is 10 minutes (15 minutes for YouTube); the maximum size is
less than 2 GB.
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• For movies, you can upload one at a time; for photos, up to 10 at a
time.
• Depending on the wireless router’s settings and capability, it can take
some time to upload files.
Sending Links to Recordings by E-mail
After you upload movies and photos to online albums on CANON
iMAGE GATEWAY, you can send links to those albums by e-mail to
family and friends.
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To set e-mail addresses in the camcorder
You can set up to 20 e-mail addresses in the camcorder.
1 Computer: Start CameraWindow and log in to CANON iMAGE
GATEWAY.
Refer to Setting the Desired Web Services in the Camcorder (A 131).
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2 Computer: Click Edit Web Services > Desired Web service > Edit >
Follow the onscreen instructions and set the e-mail address > Set >
Finish
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3 Computer: Select the Web service to set in the camcorder and then
click
.
• Repeat to select multiple Web services.
• The selected Web services will appear in the camera panel.
• You can click Í and Î to change the order in which the Web
services appear in the camcorder.
4 Computer: Click Menu in the upper left.
The selected Web services will be set in the camcorder and the
CameraWindow menu screen will appear.
5 Computer: Exit CameraWindow and then end the connection
between the camcorder and computer.
To set e-mail notifications
1 Set the camcorder to connect with the Web service.
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>[
Wi-Fi] > [
To Web Service] > [OK]
2 When [Configuration completed] appears on the screen, touch [OK].
3 Perform the procedure in Wi-Fi Connection Using an Access Point
(A 137).
[Connected] will appear on the camcorder’s screen and the connection
will be established.
4 Touch [
].
5 Perform steps 5 to 8 of Sharing Your Recordings Using Web
Services (A 133).
NOTES
• E-mail addresses must consist of single-byte characters. Only e-mail
addresses with 16 or less characters before the @ mark can be set in
the camcorder.
Playback on a Computer
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Using the Media Server function, you can wirelessly view your movies
and photos on your computer or similar device. You will need an
access point connected to your home network and software installed
on your computer that can play back movies and photos on the media
server. We recommend that you connect the computer to the access
point using a LAN cable. Refer also to the instruction manuals for the
computer, software and access point.
LAN cable
Access point
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1 Camcorder: Activate the media server function.
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>[
Wi-Fi] > [
Media Server] > [OK]
• If you have already performed this procedure before, the connection
will be established automatically. Skip to step 4.
2 Camcorder: When [Save the access point] appears on the screen,
touch [OK].
3 Camcorder: Perform the connection in Wi-Fi Connection Using an
Access Point (A 137).
• [Connected] will appear on the camcorder's screen and the
connection will be established.
• After the connection is established, you can touch [View Information]
to view the access point’s SSID, connection protocol, and the
camcorder’s IP address and MAC address.
4 Computer: Select your camcorder’s model number from the list.
5 Computer: Select the folder for the camcorder’s built-in memory
or memory card and play back the movies and photos.
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6 Camcorder: Touch [End] when finished.
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• Do not open the memory card slot cover during the wireless connection.
NOTES
• Depending on the wireless router’s settings and capability, playback
may take time to start or may not appear smooth. For details, refer to
Troubleshooting (A 163).
Wi-Fi Connection Using an Access Point
The camcorder can connect to a Wi-Fi network using a wireless router
(access point) and even remember the settings for the 4 most recently
used access points. When this is exceeded, the oldest setting will be
replaced.
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General requirements
• Correctly configured router that complies with the
802.11b/g/n protocol and is Wi-Fi certified (bears
the logo shown on the right) and a home network.
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Touch the desired connection method.
Options
[WPS: Button]*
Simply press and hold the WPS button on your
wireless router and then touch the camcorder’s screen. This is
the easiest connection method if you are using a WPS-compatible router. For details, see Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS)
(A 138).
[WPS: PIN Code]*
Access the wireless router’s configuration screen
using your Web browser. The camcorder will give you a PIN
code, which you will enter into the browser. You will need a WPScompatible router and a computer or other device connected to
it. For details, see Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS) (A 138).
[Search for Access Points]
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Following the camcorder’s onscreen
instructions, you select your wireless router from a list and then
enter your password. For details, see Searching for Access
Points (A 139)
[Manual Setup]
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You manually enter the wireless router’s name,
password and other network settings. This method is recommended for advanced users of Wi-Fi networks. For details, see
Manual Setup (A 140).
* WPS, which stands for Wi-Fi Protected Setup, is a standard that makes connecting to a wireless router easier.
Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS)
If your wireless router is WPS-compatible (bears
the logo shown on the right), connecting the camcorder to it can be very easy. With WPS, you will
either use the [WPS: Button] method or [WPS: PIN
Code] method (see the description in the previous section). If you cannot successfully connect the camcorder using WPS, try using the
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[Search for Access Points] method. Refer also to the router’s instruction manual.
1 [WPS: Button] method
Press and hold the WPS button on the wireless router.
• Depending on the router, the amount of time required may differ.
• Make sure the router’s WPS function is activated.
[WPS: PIN Code] method
From a computer or similar device connected to the wireless router,
use the Web browser to open the router’s WPS settings screen. After
the 8-digit PIN code appears on the camcorder’s screen, enter it into
your router’s WPS settings screen.
2 Within 2 minutes, touch [OK] on the camcorder’s screen.
• The camcorder will connect to the wireless router.
• You can touch [Stop] and then [OK] to interrupt the Wi-Fi Protected
Setup while it is in progress.
• After the connection is established, continue using the function you
were previously using. For details, refer to the procedure in Viewing
and Changing Wi-Fi Settings (A 142), Sharing Your Recordings
Using Web Services (A 133) or Playback on a Computer (A 136)
as necessary.
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Searching for Access Points
The camcorder will automatically detect access points in the vicinity.
After you select the desired access point, you simply enter the password (encryption key) to connect the camcorder.
To enter text for the various settings, use the virtual keyboard (A 140).
1 Note the access point’s network name (SSID) and encryption key.
2 When the detected access points appear, touch the desired
access point and then touch [OK].
You can touch [Í] and [Î] to go through the detected access points.
3 In the field for encryption key, enter the encryption key and then
touch [OK].
If the access point selected in step 2 did not have a [C] icon, this step
is not necessary.
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4 Touch [OK].
After the connection is established, continue using the function you
were previously using. For details, refer to Viewing and Changing Wi-Fi
Settings (A 142) or Sharing Your Recordings Using Web Services
(A 133), as necessary.
Using the virtual keyboard
When you need to enter text for various settings, touch the text field
and a virtual keyboard will appear on the screen. The illustration
below explains the various keys you can use.
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! Switch between letters and numbers/special characters.
" Change the position of the cursor.
# Delete the character to the cursor’s left (backspace).
$ Caps Lock. When the numerical keyboard is displayed, [#%?]
switches between set 1 and set 2 of special characters.
Manual Setup
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Perform this procedure to manually configure the wireless connection
settings. This may be necessary, for example, if your wireless router’s
network name (SSID) cannot be detected due to the stealth function
being enabled. Manual setup is for advanced users of Wi-Fi networks.
To enter text for the various settings, use the virtual keyboard (A 140).
1 In the field for SSID, enter the SSID and then touch [Next].
2 In the authentication/encryption method area, touch [OPEN
NONE] and then touch the desired method.
If you selected [OPEN WEP], the WEP index is 1.
3 In the field for encryption key, enter the encryption key and then
touch [Next].
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In step 2, if you selected [OPEN NONE], this step is not necessary.
4 Touch [Automatic] or [Manual] to select how to obtain the IP
address.
If you selected [Automatic], proceed to step 11.
5 For both the IP address and subnet mask areas, touch [0.0.0.0]
and then touch [Í]/[Î] to change the value.
Touch and next field and change the value, as necessary.
6 Touch [OK] and then touch [Next].
7 In the default gateway area, touch [0.0.0.0] and then touch [Í]/
[Î] to change the value.
Touch and next field and change the value, as necessary.
8 Touch [OK] and then touch [Next].
9 For both the primary and secondary DNS server areas, touch
[0.0.0.0] and then touch [Í]/[Î] to change the value.
Touch and next field and change the value, as necessary.
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10 Touch [OK] and then touch [Next].
11 Touch [OK].
• After the connection is established, continue using the function you
were previously using. For details, refer to the procedure in Viewing
and Changing Wi-Fi Settings (A 142) or Sharing Your Recordings
Using Web Services (A 133), as necessary.
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NOTES
• The Wi-Fi functions available and the setup method will vary depending
on the specifications and characteristics of the Wi-Fi network you want
to use.
Viewing and Changing Wi-Fi Settings
When the camcorder is connected to an access point or to a Wi-Fienabled device, you can view the Wi-Fi connection settings and even
change them, if necessary.
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1 From any movie index screen, open the setting selection screen.
>[
Wi-Fi] > [w Check/Edit Settings] > [OK]
To view the smartphone’s connection settings
2 Touch [Smartphone Connection Settings].
The camcorder’s SSID and password will appear.
3 If necessary, touch [Edit] > [OK] > [OK] to change the settings
and then perform the procedure in Manual Setup (A 140).
The next time you make a wireless connection, you will need to change
the Wi-Fi settings in the smartphone.
To view the access point’s connection settings
2 Touch [Access Point Connection Settings].
• The 4 access points’ SSID settings in the camcorder’s memory will
appear.
• To add an access point, touch [Not Configured] and then perform the
procedure in Wi-Fi Connection Using an Access Point (A 137).
After doing so, the screen from this step will appear again.
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3 Touch the SSID of the access point whose settings you want to
view.
• The access point’s settings will appear.
• Touch [Í] and [Î] to view more information.
• To delete the settings, touch [Edit] > [Delete] > [Yes].
4 If necessary, touch [Edit] > [Manual Setup] to change the
settings and then perform the procedure in Manual Setup
(A 140).
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Glossary
This is a glossary of some of the basic terms used frequently in this
chapter. The documentation for your wireless router may also contain a glossary you can refer to.
Access Point
A wireless access point (WAP) is a device that allows wireless
devices, like your camcorder, to connect to a wired network (including to the Internet) using the Wi-Fi standard. In most cases, this will
be your wireless router.
IP Address
Exclusive number assigned to each device connected to the network.
SSID
Service Set Identifier. This is simply the public name of a Wi-Fi network.
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WPS
Wi-Fi Protected Setup. Standard for easy and secure setup of Wi-Fi
networks created by the Wi-Fi Alliance.
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Additional Information
This chapter contains troubleshooting advice, screen messages, handling and maintenance tips, and other information.
Appendix: Menu Options Lists
The functions that are available depend on the shooting mode. In the
following tables, available functions are indicated by z and functions
not available are indicated by –. On the camcorder’s screen, menu
items not available appear grayed out. For details about how to select
an item, refer to Using the Menus (A 35). For details about each function, see the reference page. Menu options without a reference page
are explained after the tables. Underlined menu options indicate
default values.
Y
P
O
[
Main Functions] and [Edit] Panels
[
Main Functions] Panel - Recording Modes
Control Button
C
Setting options/Function
N
SCN
A
z
–
z
z
z
74
z
–
z
z
z
86
[Ó Pens and Stamps],
[× Animated Stamps],
z
z
z
–
z
69
[& Date/Time]
z
–
z
–
z
[
–
z
–
–
–
[Ü] (image mix):
Toggle on or off,
[Ý] (pause live video)
z
z
z
–
z
[ß] (minimize toolbar)
z
z
z
–
z
[¦ Video
Snapshot]
[ON], [OFF]
[
Audio
Scene]
[
[
[
[
[Ò Decoration]
Standard], [
Music],
Speech],
Forest and Birds],
Noise Suppression]
]
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Control Button
Setting options/Function
SCN
N
A
Zoom controls, [START]/[STOP]
control
z
z
z
z
z
48
[W] (tele macro): Toggle on or
off
–
–
z
z
z
85
[R Faders]
[j Off], [T Fade Trigger],
[V Wipe],
[Black Screen], [White Screen]
z
–
z
z
z
78
[Zoom Type]
[
[
[
–
–
z
z
z
48
[È Powered
IS]
[ON], [OFF]
–
–
z
z
z
76
[ZOOM]
Optical],
Advanced],
Digital]
[z Pre REC]
[ON], [OFF]
z
–
z
z
z
82
[< Focus]
[D] (manual focus):
Toggle on or off, Touch AF frame
–
–
z
z
z
80
[y Exposure]
[n] (manual exposure): Toggle
on or off, Touch AE frame
–
–
z
z
z
79
[ä Mic. Level]
[m] (automatic), [n] (manual)
[Audio Level Indicator]:
Toggle on or off
–
–
z
z
z
87
[Ä White
Balance]
[Ã Automatic], [¼ Daylight],
[É Tungsten],
[Å Custom WB]
–
–
–
z
z
83
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[Edit] Panel -
Mode
Index Screen
Playback Pause
A
6/4
From the built-in memory:
[Copy (&` )]
<date/folder name>,
–
107
6/4
From the built-in memory:
[Convert to MP4
(&` )]
[Select]
–
110
<date/folder name>,
[This Scene]
56
Control Button
[Select],
[All Scenes]
[Delete]
[Select],
[All Scenes]
[Divide]
–
z
99
[Trim]
–
z
100
[Edit] Panel -
Mode
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Control Button
Index Screen
Single Photo View
A
6/4
From the built-in memory:
[Copy (&` )]
<date/folder name>,
z
108
z
58
[Delete]
[
C
[Select], [All Photos]
Other Settings] Menus
p Camera Setup
Menu item
Setting options
A
[Self Timer]
[i On <], [j Off]
84
[Zoom Speed]
[Y Variable], [Z Speed 3],
[[ Speed 2], [] Speed 1]
47
[Zoom Position at
Startup]
[Full Wide Angle], [Last Used Position]
–
[Focus Assistance]
[i On], [j Off]
–
146 Š Additional Information
Menu item
Setting options
A
[Face Detection &
Tracking]
[i On }], [j Off]
76
[Auto Backlight
Correction]
[i On], [j Off]
80
[Auto Slow Shutter]
[i On], [j Off]
–
[Flicker Reduction]
[j Off], [: 50 Hz], [; 60 Hz]
–
[Image Stabilizer]
[
[Intelligent IS]
[È With È], [
[Video Snapshot
Length]
Dynamic], [
Standard], [j Off]
75
Without È]
45
[C 2 sec], [D 4 sec], [F 8 sec]
74,
92
[Zoom Position at Startup]: Allows you to choose the position of the zoom
when you turn on the camcorder.
[Full Wide Angle]: The zoom position will be at full wide angle.
[Last Used Position]: The zoom position will be at the same position it was
the last time you used zoom.
• When this function is set to [Full Wide Angle] and you manually adjust
the focus, the focus will be lost and autofocus will be activated the next
time you turn on the camcorder.
C
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[Focus Assistance]: When focus assistance is activated, the image at the
center of the screen is magnified to help you focus manually (A 80).
• Using focus assistance will not affect the recordings. It will be cancelled
automatically after 4 seconds or when you start recording.
• This function is available when the shooting mode is set to SCN ,
or
.
• This function is available only for recording movies.
[Auto Slow Shutter]: The camcorder automatically uses slow shutter
speeds to obtain brighter recordings in places with insufficient lighting.
• Minimum shutter speed used: 1/30; 1/12 when the frame rate is set to
[»]; 1/15 when it is set to [½].
• This function is not available when the shooting mode is set to
.
• If a trailing afterimage appears, set the slow shutter to [j Off].
[Flicker Reduction]: If the screen starts to flicker when recording movies
under fluorescent lights, change the setting to reduce the effect.
• This function is available when the shooting mode is set to
.
or
Additional Information Š 147
s/
Playback Setup
Menu item
y
Setting options
A
[Select Music]
[j Off], [i On]
When [i On] - list of music tracks,
[Music Balance] [y]
[Û]
(Original sound/Background music)
z
z
95
[Slideshow
Transition]
[j Off], [k Dissolve], [l Slide Image]
–
z
101
[Video Snapshot
Length]
[C 2 sec], [D 4 sec], [F 8 sec]
z
z
74,
92
Display Setup
Menu item
[Onscreen Markers]
Setting options
Y
P
O
[j Off], [3 Level (White)],
[4 Level (Gray)], [5 Grid (White)],
[6 Grid (Gray)]
C
[Display Date/Time]
[i On], [j Off]
[Output Onscreen
Displays]
[i On], [j Off]
v y
z
–
A
–
–
–
z
z
–
z
z
z
–
–
z
z
z
[LCD Backlight]
[H Bright], [M Normal], [L Dim]
z
z
z
–
[LCD Mirror Image]
[i On], [j Off]
z
–
–
–
[HDMI Status]
–
z
z
z
–
[Demo Mode]
[i On], [j Off]
z
–
–
–
[TV Type]
[+ 4:3 TV], [, Wide TV]
–
z
z
–
[LCD Brightness]
[Onscreen Markers]: You can display a grid or a horizontal line at the center of the screen. Use the markers as a reference to make sure your subject is framed correctly (vertically and/or horizontally).
• Using the onscreen markers will not affect the recordings.
[Display Date/Time]: Select whether to display the date and time during
playback. For MP4 movies, only the date will be displayed.
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[Output Onscreen Displays]: When set to [i On], the camcorder’s
onscreen displays will appear also on the screen of a TV or monitor connected to the camcorder.
• This function is not available when the shooting mode is set to
.
[LCD Brightness]: Adjusts the brightness of the LCD screen.
• Changing the brightness of the LCD screen does not affect the brightness of your recordings or the brightness of the playback image on a
TV.
[LCD Backlight]: Sets the screen to one of three brightness levels. You can
use this to make the screen brighter when recording in bright places, for
example.
• Changing the brightness of the LCD screen does not affect the brightness of your recordings or the brightness of the playback image on a
TV.
• Using the bright setting will shorten the effective usage time of the battery pack.
[LCD Mirror Image]: When set to [i On], this function reverses the
Y
P
O
image on the screen horizontally when you rotate the LCD panel
180 degrees toward the subject. In other words, the screen will show a
mirror image of the subject.
• While the LCD panel is rotated toward the subject you will not be able to
decorate the scene.
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[HDMI Status]: Displays a screen where you can verify the standard of the
output signal from the HDMI OUT terminal.
[Demo Mode]: The demonstration mode displays the camcorder’s main
features. It starts automatically when the camcorder is powered with the
compact power adapter if you leave it turned on without a memory card
for more than 5 minutes.
• To cancel the demo mode once it has started, press any button or turn
off the camcorder.
[TV Type]: When you connect the camcorder to a TV using the optional
STV-250N Stereo Video Cable, select the setting according to the type of
TV in order to display the picture in full and in the correct aspect ratio.
[+ 4:3 TV]: TV sets with 4:3 aspect ratio.
[, Wide TV]: TV sets with 16:9 aspect ratio.
• When the TV type is set to [+ 4:3 TV], during the playback of video
originally recorded with an aspect ratio of 16:9, the picture will not be
displayed fullscreen.
Additional Information Š 149
• This function is not available when the camcorder is connected to an
HDTV using the supplied High Speed HDMI cable.
q System Setup
Menu item
Setting options
v y
A
[
], [Dansk], [Deutsch], [
],
[English], [Español], [Français], [Italiano],
[Magyar], [Melayu], [Nederlands],
[Norsk], [Polski], [Português], [
],
[Suomi], [Svenska], [Türkçe], [
],
[
], [
], [
],
[
], [
], [
],
[
], [
]
z
z
z
31
[Time Zone/DST]
["] (home time zone) or [#] (travel
time zone): [New York], list of world time
zones
[$] (DST adjustment): Toggle on or off
z
z
z
33
[Date/Time]
[Date/Time]: –
[Date Format]:
[Y.M.D], [M.D,Y], [D.M.Y] (Y- year, M- month,
D- day)
[24H]: Toggle on (24-hour clock) or
off (12-hour clock)
z
z
z
31
[Available Space in
Memory]
6/4
z
–
–
–
[Used Space in
Memory]
6/4
–
z
z
–
6/4
[External Hard Drive
Info]*
–
–
z
z
–
[AV/Headphones]
[Ò AV], [Ó Headphones]
z
z
z
89
[Language
]
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[&] (built-in memory),
[ ] (memory card)
[&] (built-in memory),
[ ] (memory card)
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Menu item
[Volume]
v y
Setting options
[Speaker]:
A
–
z
z
52
z
z
z
89
,Ú
[Headphones]:
,Ö
[Notification Sounds]
[÷ High Volume],
[ø Low Volume], [j Off]
z
z
z
–
[Custom Control
Button]
Same as the [
Main Functions] panel
(Default: [Ò Decoration])
z
–
–
–
[Battery Info]
–
z
z
z
–
[Displayed Units]
[. Meters/Grams],
[/ Feet/Pounds]
z
–
–
–
[File Numbering]
[m Reset], [n Continuous]
z
z
z
–
[Auto Power Off]
[i On], [j Off]
z
z
z
–
z
z
z
–
z
z
z
33
z
z
118
[Power On Using LCD [Enable], [Off]
Panel]
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6/4
[Initialize &/ ]
7
[Initialize
]
6/4
6/4
[Initialize ']*
–
–
[Firmware]
[& Built-in Mem.],
[
Mem. Card]
C
[Complete Initialization]:
Toggle on or off
–
z
–
–
–
6/4
–
[Delete Memory Save
Folder]*
–
z
z
118
[Reset All]
z
z
z
–
[No], [Yes]
* Option available only after connecting an external hard drive to the camcorder.
[Available Space in Memory]/[Used Space in Memory]: Displays a screen
where you can verify how much of the built-in memory (6/4
only) or the memory card is currently available for recording or how much
is in use (ª indicates photos).
Additional Information Š 151
• Estimated figures about available movie recording time and available
number of photos are approximate and based on the currently selected
video quality and a photo size of 1920x1080.
• In the information screen of a memory card you can also check its
Speed Class.
• 6/4 The [Total space] shown for the built-in memory indicates
actually usable space. It may be slightly smaller than the nominal built-in
memory capacity listed in the specifications.
[External Hard Drive Info]: When the camcorder is connected to an external hard drive, this setting displays information about the hard drive.
[Notification Sounds]: A beep will accompany some operations like turning on the camcorder, the self-timer countdown, etc.
• Set to [j Off] to turn off notification sounds.
• While pre-recording (A 82) is activated, the camcorder will not emit
some notification sounds.
[Custom Control Button]: On the lower right of the recording screen, a
control button that is a shortcut to one of the functions in the [
Main
Functions] panel is constantly displayed. By changing this setting, you can
change the shortcut, which will allow you to access one of your frequently
used functions quickly and conveniently.
• In
and
mode, this function is always set to [Ò Decoration].
C
Y
P
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[Battery Info]: When you are using a battery pack that is compatible with
Intelligent System, this option displays a screen where you can verify the
battery charge (as a percentage) and the remaining recording time (during
recording mode) or playback time (during playback mode).
• If the battery pack is exhausted, the battery information may not be displayed.
[Displayed Units]: Selects the units to use for the focusing distance display
during manual focus. This also affects the units used in for height and
weight in
mode.
[File Numbering]: MP4 movies and photos are saved as files in folders.
You can select the file numbering method for those files. File numbers
appear on various screens in playback mode in a format such as
“101-0107”. The first three digits indicate the folder number and the last
four digits are different for each file in a folder.
[m Reset]: File numbers will restart from 100-0001 every time you
record on a memory that has been initialized.
[n Continuous]: File numbers will continue from the number following
that of the last file recorded with the camcorder.
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• If the memory card you insert already contains a file with a larger number, a new file will be assigned a number one higher than that of the last
file on the memory card.
• We recommend using the [n Continuous] setting.
• Folder names, on the other hand, appear in a format such as
“101_0501”. The first three digits indicate the folder number and the last
four digits indicate the month and day (May 1, for the example folder
above). In the same example, a recording with a file number of
“101-0107” is saved in the folder DCIM\101_0501 with a file name of
“MVI_0107.MP4” (for MP4 movies) or “IMG_0107.JPG” (for photos).
• Folders can contain up to 500 files (MP4 movies and photos combined)
and a new folder is created every time a folder exceeds this number.
• The first three digits of the file number range from 100 to 999 and the
last four digits range from 0001 to 9900. File numbers are automatically
assigned consecutive numbers.
[Auto Power Off]: In order to save power when the camcorder is powered
by a battery pack, it will automatically shut off if left without any operation
for 3 minutes.
• Approximately 30 seconds before the camcorder shuts off, [Auto Power
Off] will appear. Operating any of the camcorder’s controls while the
message is displayed will prevent the camcorder from shutting off.
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P
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[Power On Using LCD Panel]: If set to [Enable], opening the LCD panel
C
turns the camcorder on while closing the LCD panel turns it off. Set to
[Off] to deactivate this feature. In either case, you can still use
.
[Firmware]: You can verify the current version of the camcorder’s firmware, which is the software that controls the camcorder. This menu option
is usually unavailable.
[Reset All]: Resets all of the camcorder’s settings.
Additional Information Š 153
Appendix: Onscreen Icons and Displays
Recording Movies
and
modes
(with the zoom control displayed)
1 Control button [PHOTO]: Take a
photo (A 41, 93)
2 Smart AUTO* (A 43)
3 Zoom controls (A 48)
4 Total number of scenes / Total
recording time
5 Memory operation (A 157)
6 Intelligent IS (A 45)
7 Remaining battery charge (A 157)
* Available only in
mode.
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154 Š Additional Information
8 Control button [START]: Start
recording a movie (A 41)
9 Face detection frame (A 76)
q Tracking frame (A 76)
A
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Recording Movies
SCN and
modes
a Control button [ ]: Open the
A
(Home) menu (A 36)
s Shooting mode (A 39)
A
d
A Exposure (A 79)
f
A Focus (A 80)
g
A Face detection (A 76)
h White balance (A 83)
A
j
A Audio level indicator (A 87)
k While recording/during playback:
A
Scene counter (hours : minutes :
seconds); < Self timer (A 84)
l Pre-recording (A 82)
A
q Image stabilizer (A 75)
S
a
S Tele macro (A 85)
s Movie format (A 60)
S
* 6/4 only.
C
mode
d Remaining recording time
S
On the memory card
& In the built-in memory*
( Relay recording* (A 63)
f Video quality (A 60)
S
g Audio scene (A 86)
S
h Control button [
S
]: Open the
[
Main Functions] panel (A 38)
j Custom control button (A 152)
S
k Fader (A 78)
S
l Headphone output (A 89)
S
q Control button [FILTER 1]: CinemaD
look filters (A 65)
a Level marker (A 148)
D
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Additional Information Š 155
Playing Movies (during playback)
s
D
D
d
f
D
g
D
Playback control buttons (A 52)
Scene playback time
Scene number
Date/Time (A 148)
Viewing Photos
C
Y
P
O
k
D Control button [Edit]: Open the Edit
panel (A 146)
l
D Current photo / Total number of
photos
q
F File number (A 152)
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h Volume and background music
D
balance controls (A 52, 96)
j Decoration (A 69)
D
a Control button [h]: Photo jump
F
(A 55)
s Control button [Ð]: Slideshow
F
(A 101)
d Control button [f]: Return to the
F
[
Photo Playback] index screen
(A 54)
5 Memory operation
Ü Record, Û Record pause, Ð Playback, Ý Playback pause, × Fast playback,
Ø Fast reverse playback, Õ Slow playback, Ö Slow reverse playback,
Ó Frame advance, Ô Frame reverse.
7 Remaining battery charge
• The icon shows a rough estimate of
100%
75%
50%
25%
0%
the remaining charge as a
percentage of the full charge of the
battery pack.
• When the battery charge becomes low, replace or charge the battery pack.
Depending on the condition of the camcorder or battery, the actual battery charge
may not match what is displayed on the screen.
• When you attach an empty battery pack, the power may turn off without displaying
.
• Depending on the conditions under which the camcorder and the battery pack are
used, the actual battery charge may not be indicated accurately.
• You can display the charge status of a battery pack with the
>q>
[Battery Info] setting.
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S Remaining recording time
d
When there is no more free space on the memory, [& End] (built-in memory, 6/
4 only) or [
End] (memory card) will be displayed in red and the recording will
stop.
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Additional Information Š 157
Trouble?
Troubleshooting
If you have a problem with your camcorder, refer to this section. Sometimes what you think is a malfunction of the camcorder may have the
simplest of solutions - please read the “CHECK THIS FIRST” box
before going on to the more detailed problems and solutions. Consult
your dealer or a Canon Service Center if the problem persists.
CHECK THIS FIRST
Power supply
• Is the battery charged? Is the compact power adapter correctly connected to the camcorder? (A 21)
Recording
• Did you turn the camcorder on and correctly set it to a recording
mode? (A 41, 46) If you are recording on a memory card, is one correctly inserted into the camcoder? (A 29)
Playback
• Did you turn the camcorder on and correctly set it to playback mode?
(A 50, 54) If you are playing back recordings from a memory card, is
one correctly inserted into the camcorder? (A 29) Does it contain
any recordings?
Power source
C
Y
P
O
The camcorder will not turn on or it turns off by itself.
- The battery pack is exhausted. Replace or charge the battery pack.
- Remove the battery pack and reattach it correctly.
The camcorder turns off without the battery warning indicator appearing on the screen.
- The battery charge has become low or the battery pack is exhausted. Replace or charge the
battery pack.
Cannot charge the battery pack.
- Make sure the camcorder is off so charging can start.
- The temperature of the battery pack is outside its operating range (approximately 0 – 40 °C
(32 – 104 °F)). Remove the battery pack, warm it or let it cool down, as necessary, and try
charging it again.
- Charge the battery pack in temperatures between approximately 0 °C and 40 °C (32 °F and
104 °F).
- The battery pack is faulty. Replace the battery pack.
- The camcorder cannot communicate with the battery pack attached. Battery packs not recommended by Canon for use with this camcorder cannot be charged using this camcorder.
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- If you are using a battery pack recommended by Canon for use with this camcorder, there
may be a problem with the camcorder or battery pack. Consult a Canon Service Center.
A noise can be heard from the compact power adapter.
- A faint sound can be heard while the compact power adapter is connected to a power outlet.
This is not a malfunction.
The battery pack is exhausted extremely quickly even at normal temperatures.
- The battery may have reached the end of its battery life. Buy a new battery pack.
Recording
Pressing Y will not start recording.
- You cannot record while the camcorder is writing previous recordings onto the memory (while
the ACCESS indicator is on or flashing). Wait until the camcorder has finished.
- The memory is full or it already contains the maximum number of scenes of AVCHD movies
(3,999 scenes). Delete some recordings (A 56, 58) or initialize the memory (A 33) to free
some space.
- The file numbers for MP4 movies and photos have reached their maximum value. Set
>q>[File Numbering] to [Reset] and insert a new memory card.
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P
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The point where Y was pressed does not match the beginning/end of the
recording.
- There is a slight interval between pressing Y and the actual start/end of recording. This is not a malfunction.
C
The camcorder will not focus.
- Autofocus does not work on the subject. Focus manually (A 80).
- The lens is dirty. Clean the lens with a soft lens-cleaning cloth (A 179). Never use tissue
paper to clean the lens.
When a subject flits across in front of the lens, the image appears slightly bent.
- This is a phenomenon typical of CMOS image sensors. When a subject crosses very quickly in
front of the camcorder, the image may seem slightly warped. This is not a malfunction.
Changing the operating mode between recording (Ü)/record pause (Û)/playback (Ð)
takes longer than usual.
- When the memory contains a large number of scenes, some operations may take longer than
usual. Save your recordings (A 111) and initialize the memory (A 33).
Movies or photos cannot be recorded properly.
- This may occur as movies and photos are recorded/deleted over time. Save your recordings
(A 111) and initialize the memory using the [Complete Initialization] option (A 33).
Cannot record a photo while recording movies.
- You cannot take photos in
mode or while fading in or fading out a scene (A 78).
Additional Information Š 159
After using the camcorder for a long time, it becomes hot.
- The camcorder may become hot after using it continuously for long periods of time; this is not
a malfunction. If the camcorder becomes unusually hot or it becomes hot after using it only
for a short while, it may indicate a problem with the camcorder. Consult a Canon Service Center.
Playback
Cannot delete a scene.
- You may not be able to delete scenes recorded or edited using another device.
Deleting scenes takes longer than usual.
- When the memory contains a large number of scenes, some operations may take longer than
usual. Save your recordings (A 111) and initialize the memory (A 33).
Cannot capture a video snapshot scene from a movie.
- You cannot capture video snapshot scenes from scenes recorded or edited using another
device. Also, you cannot capture scenes that are from MP4 movies.
- The memory is full. Delete some recordings (A 56, 58) to free some space.
Y
P
O
When playing back scenes/slideshow with background music, the music track is not played
back correctly.
- This can occur when you transfer the music files to a memory card after repeatedly recording
and deleting scenes (fragmented memory). Save your recordings (A 111) and initialize the
memory card using the [Complete Initialization] option (A 33). Then, transfer the music files
first and only then transfer the video files.
- Music tracks will not play back correctly if the connection was interrupted while transferring
the music files to a memory card. Delete the music tracks and transfer the music files again.
- The transfer rate of the memory card used is too slow. Use a recommended memory card
(A 27).
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Cannot divide scenes
- You cannot divide scenes recorded or edited using another device.
- The memory is full. Delete some recordings (A 56, 58) to free some space.
Cannot copy scenes/photos
- You may not be able to copy scenes/photos recorded or edited using another device.
Cannot mark individual scenes/photos in the index screen with a checkmark !
- You cannot select more than 100 scenes/photos individually. Select the [All Scenes] or [All
Photos] option instead of [Select].
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Indicators and Onscreen Displays
lights up in red.
- Battery pack is exhausted. Replace or charge the battery pack.
appears on the screen.
- The camcorder cannot communicate with the battery pack attached so the remaining battery
charge cannot be displayed.
lights up in red.
- A memory card error occurred. Turn off the camcorder. Remove and reinsert the memory
card. Initialize the memory card if the display does not change back to normal.
- The memory card is full. Replace the memory card or delete some recordings (A 56, 58) to
free some space on the memory card.
Even after stopping recording, the ACCESS indicator does not go off.
- The scene is being recorded in the memory. This is not a malfunction.
The red ON/OFF (CHG) indicator flashes rapidly (
one flash at 0.5-second
intervals).
- The temperature of the battery pack is outside its operating range (approximately 0 – 40 °C
(32 – 104 °F)). Remove the battery pack, warm it or let it cool down, as necessary, and try
charging it again.
- Charge the battery pack in temperatures between approximately 0 °C and 40 °C (32 °F and
104 °F).
- The battery pack is damaged. Use a different battery pack.
- Charging has stopped because the compact power adapter or the battery pack is faulty. Consult a Canon Service Center.
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Picture and Sound
A rattling can be heard from the camcorder.
- If it cannot be heard during camera mode, then the rattling is due to the movement of the
internal lens fixture. This is not a malfunction.
The screen appears too dark.
- The LCD screen was dimmed. Change the
[Normal] or [Bright].
>
> [LCD Backlight] setting to
Screen displays turn on and off repeatedly.
- The battery pack is exhausted. Replace or charge the battery pack.
- Remove the battery pack and reattach it correctly.
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Abnormal characters appear on the screen and the camcorder does not operate properly.
- Disconnect the power source and reconnect it after a short time. If the problem still persists,
remove the battery pack and disconnect all other power sources from the camcorder. Then,
reset all the camcorder’s settings to default values (A 151).
Video noise appears on screen.
- Keep a distance between the camcorder and devices that emit strong electromagnetic fields
(plasma TVs, cellular phones, etc.).
Horizontal bands appear on the screen.
- This is a phenomenon typical of CMOS image sensors when recording under some types of
fluorescent, mercury or sodium lamps. This is not a malfunction. To reduce the symptoms,
change the
>p> [Flicker Reduction] setting.
Sound is distorted or is recorded at lower levels.
- When recording near loud sounds (such as fireworks, shows or concerts), sound may become
distorted or it may not be recorded at the actual levels. Adjust the audio recording level manually (A 87).
The picture is displayed correctly but there is no sound from the built-in speaker.
- Speaker volume is turned off. Adjust the volume.
- If the HTC-100/S High Speed HDMI Cable or optional STV-250N Stereo Video Cable is connected to the camcorder, disconnect it.
- The AV terminal is set to headphone output. Set
>q> [AV/Headphones] to [AV].
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There is no sound from the headphones.
- Audio will not be output from the AV OUT/× terminal while Wi-Fi functions are in use.
Memory Card and Accessories
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Cannot insert the memory card.
- The memory card was not facing the correct direction. Turn the memory card over and insert
it.
Cannot record on the memory card.
- The memory card is full. Delete some recordings (A 56, 58) to free some space or replace
the memory card.
- Initialize the memory card (A 33) when you use it with the camcorder for the first time.
- The LOCK switch on the memory card is set to prevent accidental erasure. Change the position of the LOCK switch.
- A compatible memory card must be used to be able to record movies on a memory card
(A 27).
- The folder and file numbers for MP4 movies and photos have reached their maximum value.
Set
>q>[File Numbering] to [Reset] and insert a new memory card.
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Connections with External Devices
Video noise appears on the TV screen.
- When using the camcorder in a room where a TV is located, keep a distance between the
compact power adapter and the power or antenna cables of the TV.
Playback looks fine on the camcorder but there is no image on the TV screen.
- The video input on the TV is not set to the video terminal to which you connected the camcorder. Select the correct video input.
The camcorder is connected using the supplied High Speed HDMI cable, but there is no picture
or sound from the HDTV.
- Disconnect the supplied High Speed HDMI cable and then restore the connection or turn the
camcorder off and then on again.
There is no image on the TV screen and there is no sound.
- Video and audio will not be output from the camcorder while Wi-Fi functions are in use.
- Video and audio will not be output from the AV OUT/× terminal while the supplied High Speed
HDMI cable is connected. Disconnect the cable.
The computer does not recognize the camcorder even though the camcorder is connected
correctly.
- Disconnect the USB cable and turn off the camcorder. After a short while, turn it on again and
restore the connection.
- Connect the camcorder to a different USB port on the computer.
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Cannot save photos on my computer
- When the memory contains too many photos (Windows – 2,500 photos or more, Mac OS –
1,000 photos or more), you may not be able to transfer photos to a computer. Try using a card
reader to transfer the photos on the memory card. 6/4 only: To transfer the photos in the built-in memory, copy them to the memory card in advance (A 107).
6/4 Wi-Fi Functions
Refer also to the instruction manual of your wireless router and other
devices you will use.
Cannot connect with the wireless router.
- Check that the wireless router is working correctly.
- The effective communication range between the camcorder and wireless router may vary
depending on the strength of the wireless signal. Try using the camcorder closer to the wireless router.
- Cordless phones, microwave ovens, refrigerators and other appliances in the line of sight
between the wireless router and the camcorder may interfere with the wireless signal. Try
using the camcorder in a location farther away from such appliances.
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- Wi-Fi networks with a stealth function that do not broadcast their network name (SSID) will
not be detected by the camcorder during the Wi-Fi network setup. Perform the setup manually (A 140) or turn off the stealth function of the wireless router.
Wireless playback on a computer or similar device is not smooth.
- Playback may not be smooth depending on the wireless router’s settings and capability.
- Connect the computer to the access point using a LAN cable.
- Remove any objects between the camcorder and wireless access point that may interfere
with the wireless signal.
- Move the camcorder closer to the wireless access point.
- Turn off the wireless functions of other wireless devices other than the computer or similar
device being used for playback.
- Switch the wireless access point to IEEE802.11n. Refer to its instruction manual for details.
- If these do not solve the issue, the cause may be due the device or conditions unique to the
surrounding area. Use the supplied High Speed HDMI cable to connect the camcorder to a TV
(A 105).
The wireless connection was interrupted while transferring files.
- Incomplete files may remain at the transfer destination. If incomplete files remain at the
transfer destination, check the content and make sure they are safe to delete before deleting
them.
- Select [New Files] and perform the file transfer again.
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Cannot connect a Wi-Fi-enabled external device wirelessly to the camcorder.
- Use the q > [Reset All] setting to reset the camcorder. The camcorder’s SSID will
return to the default setting and the password will change. Delete the previous network settings from the external device and try to connect it to the camcorder.
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List of Messages (in alphabetical order)
6/4 Refer to List of Messages for Connecting to an External
Hard Drive (A 170) for messages related to an external hard drive, List
of Messages for Wi-Fi Functions (A 171) for a list of messages related
to general Wi-Fi functions, and List of Messages for Web Services
(A 173) for messages related to Web services when using Wi-Fi functions.
Back up recordings regularly
- This message may appear when you turn on the camcorder. In the event of a malfunction,
recordings may be lost so back up your recordings regularly.
6/4 Built-in memory error
- The built-in memory could not be read. Contact a Canon Service Center.
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6/4 Built-in memory is full
- The built-in memory is full ([& End] appears on the screen). Delete some recordings
(A 56, 58) to free some space. Alternatively, save your recordings (A 111) and initialize
the built-in memory (A 33).
6/4 Built-in memory writing error Attempt to recover the data?
- This message will appear the next time you turn on the camcorder if power supply was accidentally interrupted while the camcorder was writing to the built-in memory. Select [Recover]
to try to recover the recordings.
6/4 Cannot access the built-in memory
- There is a problem with the built-in memory. Contact a Canon Service Center.
Cannot communicate with the battery pack. Continue using this battery pack?
- You attached a battery pack that is not recommended by Canon for use with this camcorder.
- If you are using a battery pack recommended by Canon for use with this camcorder, there
may be a problem with the camcorder or battery pack. Consult a Canon Service Center.
Cannot convert scenes recorded at 60P
- Scenes that were recorded at 60P cannot be converted to MP4.
Cannot convert the scene
- You cannot convert scenes recorded using another device.
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Cannot copy
- The total size of the scenes you selected to copy exceeds the available space on the memory
card. Delete some recordings on the memory card (A 56, 58) or reduce the number of
scenes to copy.
- The memory card already contains the maximum number of AVCHD scenes (3,999 scenes).
Delete some scenes (A 56) to free some space.
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Cannot divide the scene
- The scene could not be divided because the camcorder’s internal scene management data log
is full. Delete some scenes (A 56) and photos (A 58) and try dividing the scene again.
Cannot divide the scene. Initialize only using the camcorder.
- The scene could not be divided because the camcorder’s internal scene management data log
is full. Delete some scenes (A 56) and photos (A 58) and try dividing the scene again.
Cannot join 24P and 30P scenes to convert them
- Scenes recorded with a frame rate of 24P cannot be joined with those recorded with a frame
rate of 30P.
Cannot load canvas
- The canvas file that was saved on the memory is corrupted.
- Canvas data cannot be read from canvas files created using other devices.
Cannot play back
- You may not be able to play back scenes recorded or edited using another device.
- There is a problem with the memory. If this message appears often without apparent reason,
contact a Canon Service Center.
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6/4 Cannot play back Cannot access the built-in memory
- There is a problem with the built-in memory. Save your recordings (A 111) and initialize the
built-in memory using the [Complete Initialization] option (A 33). If the problem persists,
contact a Canon Service Center.
Cannot play back Check the memory card
- There is a problem with the memory card. Save your recordings (A 111) and initialize the
memory card using the [Complete Initialization] option (A 33). If the problem persists, use a
different memory card.
6/4 Cannot play the movies in the built-in memory Initialize only using the
camcorder
- The camcorder’s built-in memory was initialized using a computer. Initialize the built-in memory with this camcorder (A 33).
Cannot play the movies on this memory card
- Movies cannot be played back from a 64 MB or smaller memory card. Use a recommended
memory card (A 27).
Cannot play the movies on this memory card Initialize only using the camcorder
- The memory card in the camcorder was initialized using a computer. Initialize the memory
card with this camcorder (A 33).
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Cannot record
- You cannot capture video snapshot scenes from scenes recorded or edited using another
device.
- There is a problem with the memory. If this message appears often without apparent reason,
contact a Canon Service Center.
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6/4 Cannot record Cannot access the built-in memory
- There is a problem with the built-in memory. Save your recordings (A 111) and initialize the
built-in memory using the [Complete Initialization] option (A 33). If the problem persists,
contact a Canon Service Center.
Cannot record Check the memory card
- There is a problem with the memory card. Save your recordings (A 111) and initialize the
memory card using the [Complete Initialization] option (A 33). If the problem persists, use a
different memory card.
6/4 Cannot record movies in the built-in memory Initialize only using the
camcorder
- The camcorder’s built-in memory was initialized using a computer. Initialize the built-in memory with this camcorder (A 33).
Cannot record movies on this memory card
- Movies cannot be recorded on a 64 MB or smaller memory card. Use a recommended memory card (A 27).
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Cannot record movies on this memory card Initialize only using the camcorder
- The memory card in the camcorder was initialized using a computer. Initialize the memory
card with this camcorder (A 33).
Cannot save the canvas
- Cannot save your [Pens and Stamps] drawings on the memory. Save your recordings
(A 111) and initialize the memory (A 33).
Cannot trim the scene
- You cannot trim scenes that were recorded using another device or copied to an SDXC memory card.
Charge the battery pack
- Battery pack is exhausted. Charge the battery pack.
Check the memory card
- Cannot access the memory card. Check the memory card and make sure it is inserted correctly.
- A memory card error occurred. The camcorder cannot record or display the image. Try removing and reinserting the memory card, or use a different memory card.
- You inserted a MultiMedia Card (MMC) into the camcorder. Use a recommended memory card
(A 27).
- If after the message disappears,
appears in red, perform the following: Turn off the camcorder and remove and reinsert the memory card. If
turns back to green you can resume
recording/playback. If the problem persists, save your recordings (A 111) and initialize the
memory card (A 33).
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Check whether the lens cover is open
- Slide the lens cover switch down.
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Do not disconnect the power source. Cannot write data with this connection. To write data to
the camcorder, connect the compact power adapter then reconnect the camcorder and
computer. Do not disconnect the USB cable unless you first use the computer to safely end
the connection.
- The camcorder cannot be operated while it is not being powered by the compact power
adapter and is connected to a computer with the supplied USB cable. In addition, scenes cannot be written back and music files cannot be transferred to the camcorder. To avoid corrupting the data in the camcorder’s memory, use the computer’s Safely Remove Hardware
function to end the connection and disconnect the USB cable before using the camcorder.
- To transfer files to the camcorder, use the computer’s Safely Remove Hardware function to
end the connection, disconnect the USB cable, power the camcorder using the compact
power adapter and only then connect it to the computer again.
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Do not disconnect the power source. Do not disconnect the USB cable unless you first use
the computer to safely end the connection.
- When the camcorder is in
mode and is connected to the computer with the supplied
USB cable, the camcorder cannot be operated. Disconnecting the USB cable or power source
while this message appears may result in permanent loss of the recordings in the camcorder.
Use the computer’s Safely Remove Hardware function to end the connection and disconnect
the USB cable before using the camcorder.
- To transfer files to the camcorder, power the camcorder using the compact power adapter and
only then connect it to the computer using the supplied USB cable.
File name error
- The folder and file numbers have reached their maximum value. Set
> q> [File
Numbering] to [Reset] and delete all the MP4 movies (A 57) and photos (A 58) on the
memory card or initialize it (A 33).
Initialize only using the camcorder
- There is a problem with the file system that prevents accessing the selected memory. Initialize
the memory with this camcorder (A 33).
LCD Screen has been dimmed Use the [LCD Backlight] setting to change the brightness
- Change the
>
> [LCD Backlight] setting to [Normal] or [Bright].
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May not be possible to record movies on this memory card
- You may not be able to record movies on a memory card without a Speed Class rating or with
one rated SD Speed Class 2. Replace the memory card with one rated SD Speed Class 4, 6 or
10.
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Mem. Card Number of scenes already at maximum
- The memory card already contains the maximum number of AVCHD scenes (3,999 scenes);
no further scenes can be copied onto the memory card. Delete some scenes (A 56) to free
some space.
Mem. Card Unable to recognize the data
- The memory card contains scenes recorded using a video configuration that is not supported
(PAL or SECAM). Play back the recordings in the memory card with the device originally used
to record them.
Memory card cover is open
- After inserting a memory card, close the memory card slot cover.
Memory card is full
- The memory card is full. Delete some recordings (A 56, 58) to free some space or replace
the memory card.
Memory card is write-protected
- The LOCK switch on the memory card is set to prevent accidental erasure. Change the position of the LOCK switch.
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Memory card writing error Attempt to recover the data?
- This message will appear the next time you turn on the camcorder if power supply was accidentally interrupted while the camcorder was writing to the memory. Select [Recover] to try to
recover the recordings. If you inserted a memory card that contains scenes recorded using
another device, we recommend that you select [No].
Need to recover files from the memory card. Change the position of the LOCK switch on the
memory card.
- This message will appear the next time you turn on the camcorder if power supply was accidentally interrupted while the camcorder was writing on the memory card and later the position of the card’s LOCK switch was changed to prevent erasure. Change the position of the
LOCK switch.
No memory card
- Insert a compatible memory card into the camcorder (A 29).
- The memory card may not be inserted correctly. Insert the memory card all the way into the
memory card slot until it clicks.
6/4 Not enough available space
- Delete some recordings on the memory card (A 56, 58).
- Select [LP] or [4 Mbps] for the video quality (A 60).
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Number of scenes already at maximum
- The maximum number of AVCHD scenes (3,999 scenes) has been reached. Delete some
scenes (A 56) to free some space.
Recording was stopped due to insufficient write speed of the memory card
- The data transfer rate was too high for the memory card in use and the recording was
stopped. Replace the memory card with one rated SD Speed Class 4, 6 or 10 (Speed Class 6
or 10 when recording movies with a video quality of 60P or 35 Mbps).
- After repeatedly recording, deleting and editing scenes (fragmented memory), it will take
longer to write data on the memory and recording may stop. Save your recordings (A 111)
and initialize the memory (A 33).
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Scene recorded using another device. Cannot copy the scene.
- Scenes that were not recorded with this camcorder cannot be copied to the memory card.
- Scenes that were edited using software cannot be copied or divided.
Scene recorded using another device. Cannot divide the scene.
- Scenes that were not recorded with this camcorder cannot be divided with this camcorder.
- Scenes that were edited using software cannot be copied or divided.
Scene recorded using another device. Cannot play back the scene.
- Scenes that were not recorded with this camcorder cannot be played back.
Select the desired scene number
- A number of scenes have the same recording date but different file control information. This
can occur for example when you record movies in the area of the international date line.
Select a number to display the corresponding group of scenes.
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Some scenes could not be deleted
- Movies that were protected/edited with other devices cannot be deleted with this camcorder.
Some scenes were recorded using another device and cannot be copied.
- Scenes that were not recorded with this camcorder cannot be copied to the memory card.
Task in progress. Do not disconnect the power source.
- The camcorder is updating the memory. Wait until the operation ends and do not disconnect
the compact power adapter or remove the battery pack.
This photo cannot be displayed
- You may not be able to display photos taken with other devices or image files created or
edited on a computer.
To record video on this memory card, it is recommended to use [Long Play] video quality.
- When using a memory card rated SD Speed Class 2, you may not be able to record movies if
you use a video quality option other than LP or 4 Mbps..
To record video on this memory card, it is recommended to use a video quality setting other
than [60P Recording].
- When using a memory card rated SD Speed Class 2 or 4, you may not be able to record movies if you use a video quality option other than 60P or 35 Mbps.
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Too many photos and MP4 movies. Disconnect the USB cable.
- Disconnect the USB cable. Try using a memory card reader or decrease the number of photos
and MP4 movies on the memory card to fewer than 2,500 (Windows), or 1,000 (Mac OS).
- If a dialog box appeared on the computer screen, close it. Disconnect the USB cable, and
restore the connection after a short while.
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Unable to recognize the data
- The camcorder cannot play back scenes recorded using a video configuration that is not supported (PAL or SECAM). Play back the recordings with the device originally used to record
them.
Unable to recover data
- Could not recover a corrupted file. Save your recordings (A 111) and initialize the memory
using the [Complete Initialization] option (A 33).
6/4 List of Messages for Connecting to an External Hard Drive
Error writing to external hard drive
- This message will appear the next time you turn on the camcorder if power supply was accidentally interrupted while the camcorder was writing to the external hard drive. Select
[Recover] to try to recover the recordings.
Quickly erases all files and deletes partitions from the external hard drive. Initialize?
- If you initialize the hard drive, all data it contains will be lost, including any partitioned drives.
If necessary, back up data and then initialize the hard drive with the camcorder.
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The compact power adapter was disconnected. Could not safely remove the external hard
drive.
- While the camcorder was connected to an external hard drive, the camcorder’s compact
power adapter was disconnected and the connection was ended. Check whether data in the
hard drive was corrupted.
6/4 List of Messages for Wi-Fi Functions
Refer also to the instruction manual of your wireless router and other
devices you will use.
Another user is already controlling the camcorder. Try again later.
- This message appears on the screen of the Wi-Fi device. Multiple Wi-Fi devices are trying to
connect with the camcorder. Make sure only one Wi-Fi device is trying to connect and then
touch Retry.
IP address conflict
- Change the camcorder’s IP address to avoid any conflict with devices connected to the same
network. Alternatively, change the IP address of the conflicting device.
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Memory card cover is open
- The memory card cover was opened while the memory card was being accessed. Stop the
Wi-Fi function in use and end the Wi-Fi connection.
Multiple access points detected. Try the operation again.
- There are multiple access points sending out a WPS signal at the same time. Try the operation
again later or perform setup using the [WPS: PIN Code] or [Search for Access Points] option
(A 137).
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No access points found
- The access point set in the camcorder could not be found.
- Cordless phones, microwave ovens, refrigerators and other appliances may interfere with the
wireless signal. Try using the camcorder in a location farther away from such appliances.
- Make sure that you use the access point’s SSID for the camcorder’s Wi-Fi settings (A 139).
- If the access point is using MAC address filtering, enter the camcorder’s MAC address in the
access point’s configuration screen.
Unable to access configuration files
- Turn off the camcorder. After a short while, turn it on again. If the problem persists contact a
Canon Service Center.
Unable to complete WPS. Try the operation again.
- Some wireless routers require pressing and holding the Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS) button.
For details, refer to the instruction manual of your wireless router.
- Make sure to touch [OK] on the camcorder’s screen within 2 minutes of activating the Wi-Fi
Protected Setup signal on the wireless router, whether by pressing the button or by entering
the PIN code.
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Unable to complete WPS.
- Turn off the camcorder and wireless router. After a short while, turn them on again and try
again. If the problem persists, perform setup using the [Search for Access Points] option
(A 137).
Unable to connect
- Cordless phones, microwave ovens, refrigerators and other appliances may interfere with the
wireless signal. Try using the camcorder in a location farther away from such appliances.
Unable to obtain an IP address
- If you are not using a DHCP server, connect using the [Manual Setup] option and enter the IP
address using the [Manual] option (A 140).
- Turn on the DHCP server. If it is already on, make sure it is functioning properly.
- Make sure the address range for the DHCP server is sufficient.
- Turn on the DNS server. If it is already on, make sure it is functioning properly.
- Make sure that the DNS server’s IP address and the name for that address are correctly configured.
- Set the DNS server’s IP address in the camcorder.
- If you are not using a DNS server, set the DNS address to [0.0.0.0].
- If you are using a wireless gateway router, make sure all of the devices in the network, including the camcorder, are configured with the correct gateway address.
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Wi-Fi authentication unsuccessful
- Make sure the camcorder and access point are using the same authentication/encryption
method and encryption key.
- If the access point is using MAC address filtering, enter the camcorder’s MAC address in the
access point’s configuration screen.
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Wi-Fi cannot be used while the wireless microphone is attached
- The camcorder’s Wi-Fi functions cannot be used while the optional WM-V1 Wireless Microphone is
connected to the camcorder. Disconnect the microphone from the MIC terminal and turn it off.
Wi-Fi connection terminated
- Cordless phones, microwave ovens, refrigerators and other appliances may interfere with the
wireless signal. Try using the camcorder in a location farther away from such appliances.
- The camcorder may not be able to connect to the access point if too many devices are
accessing it. After a short while, establish the connection again.
Wi-Fi error Incorrect authentication method
- Make sure the camcorder and access point are correctly configured.
- Make sure the camcorder and access point are using the same authentication/encryption
method and encryption key.
- If the access point is using MAC address filtering, enter the camcorder’s MAC address in the
access point’s configuration screen.
Wi-Fi error Incorrect encryption key
- The encryption key (password) is case sensitive so make sure to enter it correctly.
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Wi-Fi error Incorrect encryption method
- Make sure the camcorder and access point are using the same authentication/encryption
method.
- If the access point is using MAC address filtering, enter the camcorder’s MAC address in the
access point’s configuration screen.
Wireless communication is not working correctly
- Cordless phones, microwave ovens, refrigerators and other appliances may interfere with the
wireless signal. Try using the camcorder in a location farther away from such appliances.
- Turn off the camcorder and wireless router. After a short while, turn them on again and perform the Wi-Fi network setup again. If the problem persists contact a Canon Service Center.
List of Messages for Web Services
Check network settings
- The network settings in the camcorder are not correctly configured. Check the connection
point, SSID and other network settings.
Connect to a computer and use supplied software to set up This service may not be available
in your region
- To use Web services, set in the camcorder the settings saved on CANON iMAGE GATEWAY.
Install ImageBrowser EX and CameraWindow in your computer and configure the settings
using CANON iMAGE GATEWAY.
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Connect to a computer and use the supplied software to set again
- An error occurred when connecting to the CANON iMAGE GATEWAY server. Check the settings
saved on CANON iMAGE GATEWAY and set them again in the camcorder.
Insufficient space on server
- You have exceeded the amount of data you can save on the CANON iMAGE GATEWAY server.
Delete some data to free some space.
Movie must be less than X min.
- You attempted to send a movie whose length exceeds the maximum length allowed by the
Web service (the maximum length differs according to the Web service). Shorten the movie
and try sending it again.
Server busy Try again later
- The CANON iMAGE GATEWAY server is busy due to a high number of users trying to connect to
the server. End the Wi-Fi connection and try again later.
This image cannot be sent
- You attempted to send a type of recording or a file with a size that is not supported by the
selected Web service. Check the recording before sending.
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Try again
- An error occurred when connecting to the CANON iMAGE GATEWAY server or the server is
temporarily down. End the Wi-Fi connection and try again.
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Do’s and Don’ts
Handling Precautions
Camcorder
Be sure to observe the following precautions to ensure maximum performance.
• Save your recordings periodically. Make sure to transfer your recordings to an external device such as a computer or digital video recorder
(A 107) and save them on a regular basis. This will protect your important recordings in case of damage and create more free space on the
memory. Canon shall not be liable for any data loss.
• Do not carry the camcorder by the LCD panel. Be careful when closing
the LCD panel.
• Handle the touch screen with care. Do not apply excessive force and
do not use ballpoint pens or other hard-tipped tools to operate the
touch screen. This may damage the touch screen’s surface.
• Do not hold the camcorder in the same posture for long periods of
times as this may cause low-temperature contact burns. Even if the
camcorder does not feel too hot, prolonged contact with the same
body part may cause skin redness or blistering. The use of a tripod is
recommended for people with circulation problems or very sensitive
skin, or when using the camcorder in very hot places.
• Do not leave the camcorder in places subject to high temperatures (like
the inside of a car parked under direct sunlight), or high humidity.
• Do not use the camcorder near strong electromagnetic fields such as
above TVs or near plasma TVs.
• 6/4 Do not use the camcorder’s Wi-Fi functions inside hospitals, medical clinics or onboard aircraft. In addition, do not use them
near medical equipment or sensitive electronic devices as it may affect
their performance. In the case of pacemakers, keep the camcorder at
least 22 cm (8.7 in.) away from the device.
• 6/4 The camcorder’s Wi-Fi functions may be subject to interference from devices such as cordless phones and microwave ovens.
Keeping as much distance as possible from these devices or using the
camcorder’s Wi-Fi functions at a different time of day may reduce such
interference.
• Do not point the lens at strong light sources. Do not leave the camcorder pointed at a bright subject.
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• Do not use or store the camcorder in dusty or sandy places. The camcorder is not waterproof – avoid also water, mud or salt. If any of the
above should get into the camcorder it may damage the camcorder
and/or the lens.
• Be careful of heat generated by lighting equipment.
• Do not disassemble the camcorder. If the camcorder does not function
properly, consult qualified service personnel.
• Handle the camcorder with care. Do not subject the camcorder to
shocks or vibration as this may cause damage.
• When mounting the camcorder on a
5.5 mm
tripod, make sure that the tripod’s fastening screw is shorter than 5.5 mm
(0.2 in.). Using other tripods may damage the camcorder.
• When recording movies, try to get a
calm, stable picture. Excessive camcorder movement while shooting and extensive use of fast zooms and
panning can result in jittery scenes. In extreme cases, the playback of
such scenes may result in visually induced motion sickness. If you experience such a reaction, stop the playback immediately and take a rest
break as necessary.
Long-term storage
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If you do not intend to use the camcorder for a long time, store it in a
place free of dust, in low humidity, and at temperatures not higher than
30 °C (86 °F).
Battery Pack
DANGER!
Treat the battery pack with care.
• Keep it away from fire (or it might explode).
• Do not expose the battery pack to temperature higher than 60 °C
(140 °F). Do not leave it near a heater or inside a car in hot weather.
• Do not try to disassemble or modify it.
• Do not drop it or subject it to shocks.
• Do not get it wet.
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• Dirty terminals may cause a poor contact between the battery pack and
the camcorder. Wipe the terminals with a soft cloth.
Long-term storage
• Store battery packs in a dry place at temperatures no higher than 30 °C
(86 °F).
• To extend the battery life of the battery pack, discharge it completely
before storing it.
• Charge and discharge all your battery packs fully at least once a year.
Remaining battery time
When you are using a battery pack that is compatible with Intelligent System, if the remaining battery time displayed is not correct, charge the battery pack fully. Still, the correct time may not be displayed after a large
number of repeated uses, if a fully charged battery pack is left unused, or
if a battery pack is used for long periods of time in high temperatures. Use
the time shown on the screen as an approximation.
Memory Card
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• We recommend backing up the recordings on the memory card onto
your computer. Data may be corrupted or lost due to memory card
defects or exposure to static electricity. Canon shall not be liable for lost
or corrupted data.
• Do not touch or expose the terminals to dust or dirt.
• Do not use memory cards in places subject to strong magnetic fields.
• Do not leave memory cards in places subject to high humidity and high
temperature.
• Do not disassemble, bend, drop, or subject memory cards to shocks
and do not expose them to water.
• Check the direction before inserting the memory card. Forcing a memory card into the slot if it is not correctly oriented may damage the memory card or the camcorder.
• Do not attach any labels or stickers on the memory card.
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• Secure Digital (SD) memory cards
have a physical switch to prevent writing on the card so as to avoid the
accidental erasure of the card’s content. To write-protect the memory card
set the switch to the LOCK position.
LOCK switch
Built-in Rechargeable Lithium Battery
The camcorder has a built-in rechargeable lithium battery to keep the
date/time and other settings. The built-in lithium battery is recharged
while you use the camcorder; however, it will discharge completely if
you do not use the camcorder for about 3 months.
To recharge the built-in lithium battery: Connect the compact power
adapter to the camcorder and leave it connected for 24 hours with the
camcorder off.
Disposal
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When you delete movies or initialize the memory, only the file allocation
table is altered and stored data is not physically erased. When you dispose of the camcorder or memory card or give either to another person, initialize the camcorder’s built-in memory (6/4 only) or
memory card using the [Complete Initialization] option (A 33). Fill it up
with unimportant recordings, and then initialize it again using the same
option. This makes recovering the original recordings very difficult.
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Maintenance/Others
Cleaning
Camcorder Body
• Use a soft, dry cloth to clean the camcorder body. Never use chemically
treated cloths or volatile solvents such as paint thinner.
Lens
• If the lens surface is dirty, autofocus may not work properly.
• Remove any dust or dirt particles using a non-aerosol type blower
brush.
• Use a clean, soft lens-cleaning cloth to gently wipe the lens. Never use
tissue paper.
LCD Touch Screen
• Clean the LCD touch screen using a clean, soft lens-cleaning cloth.
• Condensation may form on the surface of the screen when the temperature changes suddenly. Wipe it with a soft dry cloth.
Condensation
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Moving the camcorder rapidly between hot and cold temperatures may
cause condensation (water droplets) to form on its internal surfaces.
Stop using the camcorder if condensation is detected. Continued use
may damage the camcorder.
Condensation may form in the following cases:
• When the camcorder is moved quickly from cold to warm places
• When the camcorder is left in a humid room
• When a cold room is heated rapidly
To avoid condensation
• Do not expose the camcorder to sudden or extreme changes in temperature.
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• Remove the memory card and battery pack. Then, place the camcorder
in an airtight plastic bag and let it adjust gradually to temperature
changes before removing it from the bag.
When condensation is detected
The precise time required for water droplets to evaporate will vary
depending on the location and weather conditions. As a general rule, wait
for 2 hours before resuming use of the camcorder.
Using the Camcorder Abroad
Power Sources
You can use the compact power adapter to operate the camcorder and to
charge battery packs in any country with power supply between 100 and
240 V AC, 50/60 Hz. Consult a Canon Service Center for information on
plug adapters for overseas use.
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Playback on a TV Screen
You can only play back your recordings on TVs compatible with the NTSC
system. NTSC is used in the following regions/countries:
Americas: All of North America and Central America; most Caribbean
islands (except in French territories like Guadeloupe and Martinique); most
of South America (except in Argentina, Brazil and Uruguay). Asia: Only in
Japan, the Philippines, South Korea, Taiwan and Myanmar. Oceania: US
territories (Guam, American Samoa, etc.) and some Pacific islands like
Micronesia, Samoa and Tonga.
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180 Š Additional Information
General Information
Accessories (Availability differs from area to area)
Printer
Card
reader/writer
Computer
External
hard drive**
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TV/HDTV
Digital video
recorder
Optional accessories not listed below are described in more detail in
the following pages.
CA-110 Compact Power Adapter
Memory card
6 IFC-300PCU/S* or IFC-400PCU USB
Cable
1
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HTC-100/S* or HTC-100 High Speed
HDMI Cable
9 STV-250N Stereo Video Cable
8
* Supplied with the camcorder; not available as an optional accessory.
** 6/4 only.
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Optional Accessories
Call or visit your local retailer/dealer for genuine Canon video accessories. You can also obtain genuine accessories for your Canon camcorder by calling: 1-800-828-4040, Canon U.S.A. Information Center.
Use of genuine Canon accessories is recommended.
This product is designed to achieve excellent performance when used
with genuine Canon accessories. Canon shall not be liable for any damage to this product and/or accidents such as fire, etc., caused by the
malfunction of non-genuine Canon accessories (e.g., a leakage and/or
explosion of a battery pack). Please note that this warranty does not
apply to repairs arising out of the malfunction of non-genuine Canon
accessories, although you may request such repairs on a chargeable
basis.
2 Battery Packs
When you need extra battery packs,
select one of the following models:
BP-718 or BP-727.
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When you use battery packs bearing the
Intelligent System mark, the camcorder
will communicate with the battery and
display the remaining usage time (accurate to 1 minute). You can only use
and charge these battery packs with camcorders and chargers compatible with Intelligent System.
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3 CG-700 Battery Charger
Use the battery charger to charge the
battery packs.
Charging, Recording and Playback Times
The charging times given in the following table are approximate and vary
according to charging conditions and initial charge of the battery pack.
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Battery pack→
BP-718
Charging conditions↓
BP-727
Using the camcorder
335 min.
465 min.
Using the CG-700 Battery Charger
220 min.
315 min.
Recording and playback times given in the following tables are approximate and vary according to video quality and charging, recording or playback conditions. The effective usage time of the battery pack may
decrease when recording in cold surroundings, when using the brighter
screen settings, etc.
6/4 Recording AVCHD movies using the built-in memory
Battery pack
BP-718
Video quality
Recording
(typical)*
Playback
145 min.
60P
90 min.
50 min.
MXP
95 min.
55 min.
150 min.
100 min.
60 min.
155 min.
100 min.
60 min.
160 min.
135 min.
80 min.
220 min.
150 min.
85 min.
235 min.
150 min.
85 min.
235 min.
155 min.
85 min.
245 min.
Recording
(typical)*
Playback
140 min.
FXP
LP
60P
BP-727
Recording
(maximum)
MXP
FXP
LP
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Recording AVCHD movies using a memory card
Battery pack
BP-718
Video quality
Recording
(maximum)
60P
90 min.
50 min.
MXP
95 min.
55 min.
150 min.
FXP
95 min.
55 min.
155 min.
LP
100 min.
60 min.
160 min.
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Battery pack
BP-727
Video quality
Recording
(maximum)
Recording
(typical)*
Playback
60P
135 min.
80 min.
215 min.
MXP
145 min.
85 min.
230 min.
FXP
145 min.
85 min.
235 min.
LP
150 min.
85 min.
240 min.
6/4 Recording MP4 movies using the built-in memory
Battery pack
BP-718
BP-727
Recording
(maximum)
Recording
(typical)*
Playback
35 Mbps
90 min.
50 min.
145 min.
24 Mbps
110 min.
60 min.
160 min.
Video quality
17 Mbps
110 min.
60 min.
160 min.
4 Mbps
115 min.
65 min.
165 min.
35 Mbps
135 min.
80 min.
220 min.
24 Mbps
165 min.
95 min.
240 min.
17 Mbps
165 min.
95 min.
240 min.
100 min.
255 min.
Recording
(maximum)
Recording
(typical)*
Playback
35 Mbps
85 min.
50 min.
140 min.
24 Mbps
105 min.
60 min.
160 min.
17 Mbps
110 min.
60 min.
160 min.
4 Mbps
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175 min.
Recording MP4 movies using a memory card
Battery pack
BP-718
BP-727
Video quality
4 Mbps
110 min.
65 min.
165 min.
35 Mbps
135 min.
80 min.
220 min.
24 Mbps
160 min.
90 min.
240 min.
17 Mbps
165 min.
95 min.
240 min.
4 Mbps
170 min.
100 min.
255 min.
* Approximate times for recording with repeated operations such as start/stop,
zooming, and power on/off.
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4 WM-V1 Wireless Microphone
Reliably record rich sound even when
shooting subjects at a distance. The
transmitter is conveniently equipped with
a clothing clip and the receiver can be
attached to the camcorder’s grip belt.
7 UA-100 USB Adapter
6/4 Allows you to connect to
the camcorder an external hard drive or
similar storage device with a standard-A
cable. After doing so, you can save an
entire memory onto the device. Check in
advance the USB cable supplied with
your external hard drive.
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A SC-2000 Soft Carrying Case
A handy camcorder bag with padded
compartments and plenty of space for
accessories.
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This mark identifies genuine Canon video accessories.
When you use Canon video equipment, we
recommend Canon-brand accessories or products
bearing the same mark.
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Specifications
VIXIA HF R42 / VIXIA HF R40 / VIXIA HF R400
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— Values given are approximate figures.
System
• Recording System
Movies: AVCHD*
Video: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264;
Audio: Dolby Digital 2ch
MP4
Video: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264
Audio: MPEG-2 AAC-LC (2ch)
Photos: DCF (Design rule for Camera File system), compatible with Exif** Ver. 2.3
Image compression: JPEG
* Compatible with AVCHD ver. 2.0 specifications.
** This camcorder supports Exif 2.3 (also called “Exif Print”). Exif Print is a standard for enhancing the
communication between camcorders and printers. By connecting to an Exif Print-compliant printer,
the camcorder’s image data at the time of shooting is used and optimized, yielding extremely high
quality prints.
• Video Signal Configuration
AVCHD, MP4
• Recording Media
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- 6/4Built-in memory: 6 32 GB, 48 GB
- SD, SDHC (SD High Capacity) or SDXC (SD eXtended Capacity) memory card (not included)
• Maximum Recording Time
6 32 GB built-in memory
AVCHD movies:
60P: 2 hr. 30 min.
MXP: 2 hr. 55 min.
LP: 12 hr. 15 min.
MP4 movies:
35 Mbps: 2 hr.
24 Mbps: 2 hr. 55 min.
4 Mbps: 17 hr. 20 min.
4 8 GB built-in memory
AVCHD movies:
60P: 35 min.
MXP: 40 min.
LP: 3 hr.
MP4 movies:
35 Mbps: 30 min.
24 Mbps: 40 min.
4 Mbps: 4 hr. 20 min.
Commercially available 16 GB memory card
AVCHD movies:
60P: 1 hr. 15 min.
MXP: 1 hr. 25 min.
LP: 6 hr. 5 min.
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FXP: 4 hr. 10 min.
17 Mbps: 4 hr. 10 min.
FXP: 1 hr.
17 Mbps: 1 hr.
FXP: 2 hr. 5 min.
MP4 movies:
35 Mbps: 1 hr.
4 Mbps: 8 hr. 40 min.
24 Mbps: 1 hr. 25 min.
17 Mbps: 2 hr. 5 min.
• Image Sensor
1/4.85-in. CMOS, 3,280,000 pixels
Effective pixels:
2,070,000 pixels (1920 x 1080)
When advanced zoom is on:
1920 x 1080 (wide angle)
1360 x 765 (full telephoto)
• LCD Touch Screen: 3 in., wide, TFT color, 230,000 dots, touch operation
• Microphone: Stereo electret condenser microphone
• Lens
f=2.8-89.6 mm, F/1.8-4.5, 32x optical zoom, 53x advanced zoom
35 mm equivalent: 38.5 – 1,232 mm
32.5 – 1,723 mm (when advanced zoom is on)
• Lens Configuration: 10 elements in 7 groups (1 aspheric element)
• AF System
Autofocus (TTL) or Manual focus
• Minimum Focusing Distance
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1 m (3.3 ft.); 50 cm (1.6 ft.) with tele macro on at full telephoto; 1 cm (0.39 in.) at full wide angle
• White Balance
Auto white balance, Custom white balance or Preset white balance settings:
Daylight, Tungsten
• Minimum Illumination
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0.4lx ([Low Light] Special Scene mode, Shutter speed at 1/2)
5 lx ([Programmed AE] shooting mode, Auto slow shutter [On], Shutter speed at 1/30)
• Recommended Illumination: More than 100 lx
• Image Stabilization: Optical-Shift Image Stabilizer
• Size of Video Recordings
AVCHD movies:
60P, MXP, FXP: 1920 x 1080 pixels; LP: 1440 x 1080 pixels
MP4 movies:
35 Mbps, 24 Mbps, 17 Mbps: 1920 x 1080 pixels; 4 Mbps: 1280 x 720 pixels
• Size of Photos: 1920 x 1080 pixels
1280 x 720 pixels (MP4 movies at 4 Mbps)
1920 x 1080 pixels (photos captured from a movie)
Terminals
• AV OUT/× Terminal
∅ 3.5 mm minijack; output only (dual purpose terminal also for headphones stereo output)
Video: 1 Vp-p / 75 Ω unbalanced
Audio: –10 dBV (47 kΩ load) / 3 kΩ or less
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• USB Terminal: mini-AB, Hi-Speed USB
• HDMI OUT Terminal
HDMI Mini Connector; output only
• MIC Terminal
∅ 3.5 mm stereo minijack
–64 dBV (with 600 Ω microphone) / 5 kΩ or more
Wi-Fi (6/4 only)
• Standard: Complies with the IEEE 802.11b/g/n protocol; Wi-Fi Protected Setup (connection methods:
WPS button, PIN code)
• Frequency: 2.4 GHz
• Supported channels: 1 - 11
• Encryption methods: WEP-64/WEP-128, TKIP/AES
Power/Others
• Power supply (rated)
3.6 V DC (battery pack), 5.3 V DC (compact power adapter)
• Power consumption
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3.2 W (FXP mode, AF on, LCD normal brightness, memory card)
• Operating temperature: 0 – 40 °C (32 – 104 °F)
• Dimensions [W x H x D] (excluding the grip belt)
53 x 57 x 116 mm (2.1 x 2.2 x 4.6 in.)
• Weight (camcorder body only)
235 g (8.3 oz.)
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CA-110 Compact Power Adapter
• Power supply: 100 – 240 V AC, 50/60 Hz
• Rated output / consumption: 5.3 V DC, 1.5 A / 17 VA (100 V) – 23 VA (240 V)
• Operating temperature: 0 – 40 °C (32 – 104 °F)
• Dimensions: 49 x 27 x 79 mm (1.9 x 1.1 x 3.1 in.)
• Weight: 110 g (3.9 oz.)
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BP-718 Battery Pack
• Battery type
Rechargeable lithium ion battery
• Rated voltage: 3.6 V DC
• Operating temperature: 0 – 40 °C (32 – 104 °F)
• Battery capacity: 1,840 mAh (typical); 6.5 Wh / 1,790 mAh (minimum)
• Dimensions: 30.3 x 24.9 x 40.1 mm (1.2 x 0.98 x 1.6 in.)
• Weight: 42 g (1.5 oz)
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About the music files
The specifications of the music files compatible with the camcorder
are as follows.
Audio encoding: Linear PCM
Audio sampling: 48 kHz, 16 bits, 2 channels
Minimum length: 1 second
File type: WAV
The music data is saved in the memory under the following folders.
6/4 In the built-in memory:
\CANON\MY_MUSIC\MUSIC_01.WAV to MUSIC_99.WAV
On the memory card:
\CANON\PRIVATE\MY_MUSIC\MUSIC_01.WAV to
MUSIC_99.WAV
Sample music tracks can be found in the “MUSIC” folder of the
supplied VIXIA CD-ROM.
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About the image files for the Image Mix function
The specifications of image files that can be used with the image
mix function are as follows.
Image size: 1920 x 1080 pixels
File type: Baseline JPEG
Color sampling: 4:2:2 or 4:2:0
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Image files are saved in the memory under the following folders.
6/4 In the built-in memory:
\CANON\MY_PICT\MIX_01.JPG to MIX_99.JPG
On the memory card:
\CANON\PRIVATE\MY_PICT\MIX_01.JPG to MIX_99.JPG
Sample image mix frames can be found in the "MY_PICT" folder of
the supplied VIXIA CD-ROM.
Weight and dimensions are approximate. Errors and omissions excepted.
The information in this manual is verified as of March 2013. Subject to change
without notice.
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Index
60P recording . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60
A
Abroad, using the camcorder . . . . 180
Aspect ratio of a connected
TV (TV type) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 149
Audio recording level . . . . . . . . . . . 87
Audio scene select . . . . . . . . . . . . 86
AUTO mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41
Auto slow shutter . . . . . . . . . . . . 147
Automatic backlight correction . . . . 80
AV OUT/× terminal . . . . 89, 102, 104
B
Baby album . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 93
Baby mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64
Background music . . . . . . . . . . . . 95
Battery pack
Battery information . . . . 152, 157
Charging . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Remaining charge indicator
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Date and time . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Decoration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Deleting
Movies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Photos . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Dividing scenes . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Dual recording . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
31
69
56
58
99
63
E
Edit panel . . . . . . . .
Error messages . . .
Exposure . . . . . . . .
External microphone
. . . . . . . . . . 146
. . . . . . . . . . 164
. . . . . . . . . . . 79
. . . . . . . . . . . 90
F
Face detection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76
Facebook . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 121
Faders . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78
File numbers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 152
Fireworks (Special Scene mode)
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. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 157
Beach (Special Scene mode) . . . . . 67
Built-in backup battery . . . . . . . . 178
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D
CameraAccess* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 125
CANON iMAGE GATEWAY
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 121, 130
Capturing photos/video snapshot
scenes from a movie . . . . . . . . . . 92
Chroma key . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73
Cinema mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65
Cinema-look filters . . . . . . . . . . . . 65
Condensation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 179
Connections to external devices
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 103
Converting movies to
MP4 format* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 110
Copying recordings to a memory
card* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 107
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68
. . . . . . . . . . . . . 147
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80
. . . . . . . . . . . . . 152
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 85
Flicker reduction
Focus . . . . . . . .
Folder name . . .
Frame rate . . . .
H
HDMI OUT terminal . . . . . . . 102, 103
Headphones . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89
Home menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
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Image mix . . . . . . . . . .
Image stabilizer . . . . . .
Initializing the memory .
Intelligent IS . . . . . . . . .
........
........
........
........
72
75
33
45
L
LCD screen dimmer . . . . . . . . . . 149
LCD touch screen . . . . . . . . . . 25, 35
* 6/4 only.
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Low light (Special Scene mode) . . .68
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Saving recordings . . . . . . . . . . . . 107
Transferring to a computer
Main Functions panel . . . . . . .38, 144
Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 179
Markers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 148
Memory card . . . . . . . . . . . . .27, 177
Memory save* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 116
MIC terminal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .91
Movie format (AVCHD/MP4) . . . . . .39
Movie Uploader* . . . . . . . . . . . . . 129
N
Night scene
(Special Scene mode) . . . . . . . . .67
Notification sounds . . . . . . . . . . . 152
O
Onscreen icons . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 154
Other Settings menus . . . . . .37, 146
P
P mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Playback
Movies . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Photos . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Portrait (Special Scene mode)
Power saving . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Powered IS . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Pre-recording . . . . . . . . . . . .
. . . .68
. . . .50
. . . .54
. . . .67
. . . .45
. . . .76
. . . .82
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Recording . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .39
Movies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .41, 65
Photos . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .46
Recording time . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .62
Relay recording . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .63
Remote Browse* . . . . . . . . . . . . . 126
Remote Control+Streaming* . . . . . 125
Resetting all camcorder settings
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 162
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 111
Using external
video recorders . . . . . . . . 119
Scene mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66
Self timer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84
Serial number . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Shooting mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39
Shooting mode button . . . . . . . . . 39
Slideshow . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 101
Smart AUTO . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43
Snow (Special Scene mode) . . . . . 67
Sports (Special Scene mode) . . . . . 67
Spotlight (Special Scene mode) . . . 68
Sunset (Special Scene mode) . . . . 67
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Tele macro . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 85
Telephoto . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47
Time zone/DST . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
Timeline . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 97
Touch AE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79
Touch AF . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80
Touch screen operations . . . . . . . . 35
Trimming scenes . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100
Tripod . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 176
Troubleshooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . 158
Turning off notification sounds . . . 152
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USB terminal . . . . . . . . . . . 102, 104
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Video quality . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60
Video snapshot . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74
Volume . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52
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White balance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83
Wide angle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47
* 6/4 only.
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Wi-Fi functions* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 122
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Zoom . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47
Advanced zoom . . . . . . . . . . . 47
Zoom speed . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47
YouTube . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 121
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The limited warranty set forth below is given by Canon U.S.A., Inc. (“Canon USA”) with respect to Canon Consumer
Digital Video Equipment (the “Equipment”) purchased in the United States. This limited warranty is only effective
upon presentation of your Bill of Sale or other proof of purchase.
The Equipment is warranted under normal, non-commercial, personal use, against defective materials or
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Parts: Defective parts will be exchanged for new parts or comparable rebuilt parts for a period of ONE YEAR from
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CANON CONSUMER DIGITAL VIDEO EQUIPMENT LIMITED
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Digital Video Equipment (the “Equipment”) purchased in Canada. This limited warranty is only effective upon presentation of
a bill of sale or other proof of purchase for this Equipment to a Canon Service Facility when repairs are required.
The Equipment is warranted under normal, non-commercial, personal use, against defective materials or workmanship as
follows:
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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.
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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.
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This limited warranty does not cover the cabinet (exterior finish) of the Equipment, media, nor does it apply to Equipment
purchased outside Canada.
If the Equipment contains a hard disk drive, Canon Canada recommends that data stored on that drive be duplicated or
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