Canon DC 40 Camcorder User Manual

PUB.DIM-749
English
DVD Camcorder
Instruction Manual English
Caméscope DVD
Manuel d’instruction Français
Cámara DVD
Manual de Instrucciones Español
Please read also the following instruction manual
(electronic version on PDF file). For further details refer to
the installation guide.
Veuillez lire aussi le manuel d’instruction suivant (version
électronique sur fichier PDF). Pour d’autres détails référezvous au guide d’installation.
Lea también el siguiente manual de instrucciones (versión
electrónica en archivo PDF). Para mayores detalles,
refiérase a la guía de instalación.
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Digital Video Software
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Version 19
Instruction Manual
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Manuel d’instruction
Manual de Instrucciones
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This instruction manual explains how to install the software, connect the camcorder to a
computer, and download still images from a disc or a memory card to a computer.
Ce manuel d’instruction explique comment installer le logiciel, connecter le caméscope à
l’ordinateur et transférer des photos à partir d’un disque ou d’une carte mémoire sur un
ordinateur.
En este manual de instrucciones se explica cómo instalar el software, conectar la
videocámara a un ordenador, y descargar imágenes fijas de un disco o una tarjeta de
memoria a un ordenador.
• Digital Video Software
NTSC
Important Usage Instructions
Introduction
WARNING!
TO REDUCE THE RISK OF FIRE OR ELECTRIC SHOCK, DO NOT EXPOSE THIS
PRODUCT TO RAIN OR MOISTURE.
WARNING!
TO REDUCE THE RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK AND TO REDUCE ANNOYING
INTERFERENCE, USE THE RECOMMENDED ACCESSORIES ONLY.
COPYRIGHT WARNING:
Unauthorized recording of copyrighted materials may infringe on the rights of
copyright owners and be contrary to copyright laws.
DVD Camcorder, DC40 A systems
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1)
This device may not cause harmful interference, and (2) this device must accept any interference received,
including interference that may cause undesired operation.
Note: This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for class B digital device, pursuant
to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful
interference in a residential installation. This equipment generates, uses and can radiate radio frequency
energy and, if not installed and use in accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful interference to
radio communications. However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular
installation. If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or television reception, which can be
determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by
one or more of the following measures:
• Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
• Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
• Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is connected.
• Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
Use of shielded cable is required to comply with class B limits in Subpart B of Part 15 of FCC Rules.
Do not make any changes or modifications to the equipment unless otherwise specified in the manual.
If such changes or modifications should be made, you could be required to stop operation of the equipment.
Canon U.S.A. Inc.
One Canon Plaza, Lake Success, NY 11042, U.S.A.
Tel No. (516)328-5600
CAUTION:
TO PREVENT ELECTRIC SHOCK, MATCH WIDE BLADE OF PLUG TO WIDE SLOT,
FULLY INSERT.
Important Warning
CAUTION
RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK
DO NOT OPEN
CAUTION:
TO REDUCE THE RISK OF ELECTRIC
SHOCK, DO NOT REMOVE COVER (OR
BACK). NO USER-SERVICEABLE PARTS
INSIDE. REFER SERVICING TO
QUALIFIED SERVICE PERSONNEL.
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The lightning flash with arrowhead symbol,
within an equilateral triangle, is intended to
alert the user to the presence of
uninsulated “dangerous voltage” within the
product’s enclosure, that may be of
sufficient magnitude to constitute a risk of
electric shock to persons.
The exclamation point, within an
equilateral triangle, is intended to alert the
user to the presence of important
operating and maintenance (servicing)
instructions in the literature accompanying
the product.
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
In these safety instructions the word “product”
refers to the Canon DVD Camcorder DC40 A
and all its accessories.
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Introduction
1. Read Instructions — All the safety and
operating instructions should be read
before the product is operated.
2. Retain Instructions — The safety and
operating instructions should be retained
for future reference.
3. Heed Warnings — All warnings on the
product and in the operating instructions
should be adhered to.
4. Follow Instructions — All operating and
maintenance instructions should be
followed.
5. Cleaning — Unplug this product from the
wall outlet before cleaning. Do not use
liquid or aerosol cleaners. The product
should be cleaned only as recommended
in this manual.
6. Accessories — Do not use accessories
not recommended in this manual as they
may be hazardous.
7. Avoid magnetic or electric fields — Do not
use the camera close to TV transmitters,
portable communication devices or other
sources of electric or magnetic radiation.
They may cause picture interference, or
permanently damage the camera.
8. Water and Moisture — Hazard of electric
shock — Do not use this product near
water or in rainy/moist situations.
9. Placing or Moving — Do not place on an
unstable cart, stand, tripod, bracket or
table. The product may fall, causing
serious injury to a child or adult, and
serious damage to the
product.
A product and cart
combination should be
moved with care. Quick
stops, excessive force,
and uneven surfaces may
cause the product and
cart combination to
overturn.
10. Power Sources — The CA-570 Compact
Power Adapter should be operated only
from the type of power source indicated
on the marking label. If you are not sure of
the type of power supply to your home,
consult your product dealer or local power
company. Regarding other power sources
such as battery power, refer to instructions
in this manual.
11. Polarization — The CA-570 Compact
Power Adapter is equipped with a
polarized 2-prong plug (a plug having one
blade wider than the other).
The 2-prong polarized plug will fit into the
power outlet only one way. This is a safety
feature. If you are unable to insert the plug
fully into the outlet, try reversing the plug.
If the plug still fails to fit, contact your
electrician to replace your obsolete outlet.
Do not defeat the safety purpose of the
polarized plug.
12. Power Cord Protection — Power cords
should be routed so that they are not likely
to be walked on or pinched by items
placed upon or against them. Pay
particular attention to plugs and the point
from which the cords exit the product.
13. Outdoor Antenna Grounding — If an
outside antenna is connected to the
product, be sure the antenna is grounded
so as to provide some protection against
voltage surges and built-up static charges.
Section 810 of the National Electrical
Code, ANSI / NFPA No. 70—1984,
provides information with respect to
proper grounding of the mast and
supporting structure, grounding of the
lead-in wire to an antenna discharge unit,
size of grounding conductors, location of
antenna discharge unit, connection to
grounding electrodes, and requirements
for the grounding electrode. See figure 1.
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Fig. 1
EXAMPLE OF ANTENNA GROUNDING AS
PER NATIONAL ELECTRICAL CODE
ANTENNA
LEAD IN
WIRE
GROUND
CLAMP
ELECTRIC
SERVICE
EQUIPMENT
NEC - NATIONAL
ELECTRICAL CODE
ANTENNA DISCHARGE
UNIT (NEC SECTION 810-20)
GROUNDING
CONDUCTORS
(NEC SECTION 810-21)
GROUND CLAMPS
POWER SERVICE GROUNDING
ELECTRODE SYSTEM
(NEC ART 250. PART H)
14.Lightning — For added protection of this
product during a lightning storm, or when it
is left unattended and unused for long
periods of time, disconnect it from the wall
outlet and disconnect the antenna. This
will prevent damage to the product due to
lightning and power-line surges.
15.Overloading — Do not overload wall
outlets and extension cords as this can
result in a risk of fire or electric shock.
16.Objects and Liquid Entry — Never push
objects of any kind into this product
through openings as they may touch
dangerous voltage points or short out parts
that could result in a fire or electric shock.
Be careful not to spill liquid of any kind
onto the product.
17.Servicing — Do not attempt to service this
product yourself as opening or removing
covers may expose you to dangerous
voltage or other hazards. Refer all
servicing to qualified service personnel.
18.Damage Requiring Service — Disconnect
this product from the wall outlet and all
power sources including battery, and refer
servicing to qualified service personnel
under the following conditions:
a. When the power-supply cord or plug is
damaged.
b. If any liquid has been spilled onto, or
objects have fallen into, the product.
c. If the product has been exposed to rain
or water.
d. If the product does not operate
normally even if you follow the
operating instructions. Adjust only
those controls that are covered by the
operation instructions. Improper
adjustment of other controls may result
in damage and will often require
extensive work by a qualified technician
to restore the product to its normal
operation.
e. If the product has been dropped or the
cabinet has been damaged.
f. When the product exhibits a distinct
change in performance. This indicates
a need for service.
19.Replacement Parts — When replacement
parts are required, be sure the service
technician has used replacement parts
that are specified by Canon or that have
the same characteristics as the original
part. Unauthorized substitutions may result
in fire, electric shock or other hazards.
20.Safety Check — Upon completion of any
service or repairs to this product, ask the
service technician to perform safety
checks to determine that the product is in
safe operating order.
When replacement of the power supply is required, please return it to the responsible
nearest Canon Service Center and please replace it with the same type number CA570.
The Adapter can be used with a power supply between 100 and 240 V AC. For areas
where 120 V AC power is not used, you will need a special plug adapter. Contact your
nearest Canon Service Center for further information.
This Class B digital apparatus complies with Canadian ICES-003.
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The Advantages of DVDs
RECORDING
With a DVD you just press the recording start/
stop button and the camcorder will find the
empty space on the disc (
33). Don’t waste
time fast forwarding and rewinding a tape to find
from where to start a new recording.
Never worry about mistakenly
recording over a precious memory!
PLAYING
Just select a scene from the index
screen!
Just insert your finalized* disc into a DVD player
and immediately find the scene you want to play
back from the index (
39). No need to play
the whole thing or run the tape forward and
back to find that scene you want.
* Finalization is a process required to make the
DVD discs you recorded playable on
common DVD players (
98).
SHARING YOUR VIDEOS
Windows** users:
With the supplied Roxio MyDVD for Canon
software you can easily create copies of your
DVDs to share with family and friends and
transfer your recordings to a computer for
further editing.
** Windows 2000/Windows Me/Windows XP
systems.
For inquiries regarding Roxio MyDVD for Canon, please contact directly the
customer support centers of Sonic Solutions (
106).
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An Introduction to DVDs
You have probably heard of DVD discs and they come in various types and in two sizes the more common 12 cm DVDs and 8 cm Mini DVDs. This camcorder uses 8 cm DVD-R
discs (like the supplied one) or DVD-RW discs (commercially available).
So... what disc to choose?
DVD-R
DVD-RW
Can be recorded only once.
You can record on it many times.
You cannot edit or delete the
recordings.
You can delete scenes or initialize the
disc and start recording again.
Now that I have the
disc... What disc
standard do I choose
to initialize it?
VIDEO mode
VR* mode
Once finalized, a disc recorded in
VIDEO mode will play in most
common DVD players. However,
you cannot edit the recordings.
However, the disc can only be played
back with DVD players compatible
with DVD-RW discs in VR mode.
You can easily edit the recordings.
* Video Recording
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Differences in Available
Features Depending on the Disc
The camcorder’s features and functions available will differ depending on the type of disc
you use and the disc specification selected when initializing it.
DVD-R
Disc Type/Specification
Feature
DVD-RW
VIDEO mode
VIDEO mode
VR mode
Editing scenes with this camcorder
(deleting scenes, editing the Playlist)
–
–
Deleting a scene or still image
immediately after recording it
–
86
92
Initializing the disc in order to use it
again for recording
–
90
85
Giving a title to the disc
91
Finalizing the disc in order to play it
with a DVD player
98
Adding recordings to a disc already
finalized
–
*
101
Copying still images
94
Converting still images into
Photomovie scenes
95
Editing scenes on a computer
105
* You will need to unfinalize the disc first.
• Recommended Discs: This camcorder’s performance was tested using the supplied
discs and Hitachi-Maxell HG-series DVD discs. For use of other DVD media, contact
directly the manufacturer’s customer support center.
• Attempting to record or play with this camcorder DVD discs that were recorded,
initialized or finalized with other digital devices can result in lost data.
• You need to initialize newly bought DVD-RW discs with this camcorder before using
them for the first time.
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Table of contents
Introduction
The Advantages of DVDs ................................................................................5
An Introduction to DVDs ..................................................................................6
Differences in Available Features Depending on the Disc...............................7
About this Manual..........................................................................................11
Checking the Supplied Accessories ..............................................................13
Components Guide........................................................................................14
Screen Displays.............................................................................................18
Preparations
Step 1: Preparing the Power Supply..............................................................21
Step 2: Preparing the Camcorder ..................................................................24
Step 3: Using the Wireless Controller............................................................25
Step 4: Adjusting the LCD Screen .................................................................26
Step 5: Changing the Display Language .......................................................27
Step 6: Setting the Time Zone, Date and Time..............................................28
Step 7: Inserting a Memory Card...................................................................30
Step 8: Loading and Removing a Disc ..........................................................31
Basic Functions
Recording
Recording Movies..........................................................................................33
Recording Still Images...................................................................................35
Zooming.........................................................................................................37
Selecting the Aspect Ratio of your Recordings (16:9 Widescreen or 4:3).....38
Playback
Playing Back Movies .....................................................................................39
Viewing Still Images.......................................................................................41
Adjusting the Volume.....................................................................................43
Magnifying the Image ....................................................................................44
Selecting the Recording Data Display ...........................................................45
Advanced Features
Recording Programs
Using the Recording Programs .....................................................................46
Selecting the Recording Program..................................................................47
Using the
Night and
Super Night Modes..............................................48
Using the Special Scene Modes ............................................................49
Using the Program AE Mode ....................................................................50
Using the Shutter-Priority AE Mode ........................................................51
Using the Aperture-Priority AE Mode......................................................52
More Recording Options
Manually Adjusting the Exposure ..................................................................53
Manually Adjusting the Focus........................................................................54
Changing the Focusing Mode........................................................................55
Using the Mini Video Light.............................................................................56
Using the Flash..............................................................................................57
Using the Self Timer ......................................................................................59
Changing the FUNC. Settings
Changing Settings with the FUNC. Button ....................................................60
Available Settings List (FUNC.) .....................................................................61
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Editing Functions
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Introduction
Changing the Metering Method .....................................................................63
Setting the White Balance .............................................................................64
Applying Image Enhancing Effects ................................................................66
Continuous Shooting and Exposure Bracketing ............................................67
Creating Panoramic Images ..........................................................................69
Using the Digital Effects.................................................................................71
Selecting the Size and Quality of Still Images ...............................................76
Capturing a Still Image while Recording Movies ...........................................78
Changing the MENU Settings
Changing Settings with the MENU Button.....................................................79
Available Settings List (MENU) .....................................................................80
Camera Setup (Digital Zoom, Image Stabilizer, etc.) .............................80
Disc Operations (Photomovie, Finalize, etc.).........................................82
Still Image Operations (Card Initialization, Disc-Card Copy, etc.)..........82
Display Setup (LCD Brightness, Language, etc.) ..................................83
System Setup (Volume, Beep, Media Select
, etc.)...........................83
Date/Time Setup ....................................................................................84
Disc Options (DVD-RW in VR mode only)
Creating a Playlist..........................................................................................85
Deleting Scenes ............................................................................................86
Dividing a Scene............................................................................................88
Protecting the Disc ........................................................................................89
Initializing the Disc.........................................................................................90
Changing the Disc Title .................................................................................91
Still Image Options
Erasing Still Images .......................................................................................92
Copying Still Images Between the Disc and Memory Card ...........................94
Converting Still Images into Photomovie Scenes ..........................................95
Protecting Still Images on the Memory Card .................................................96
Initializing the Memory Card ..........................................................................97
Disc Finalization
Preparing your Disc for Playing on a DVD Player .........................................98
Playing Back your Disc on a DVD Player or a Computer’s DVD Drive .......100
Recording Additional Movies on a Finalized Disc........................................101
External Connections
Connecting to a TV and VCR
Playing Back on a TV Screen......................................................................102
Recording to a VCR.....................................................................................104
Connecting to a Computer
Transferring Recordings to a Computer ......................................................105
Roxio MyDVD for Canon......................................................................105
Transferring Still Images to a Computer (Direct Transfer) ...........................110
Transferring Images with Transfer Order Settings.......................................113
Printing
Printing Still Images .....................................................................................115
Selecting Print Settings ...............................................................................118
Selecting Trimming Settings ........................................................................119
Printing with Print Order Settings ................................................................120
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Trouble?
Troubleshooting ...........................................................................................122
List of Messages..........................................................................................126
Do’s & Don’ts
Handling Precautions ..................................................................................129
Maintenance/Others ....................................................................................132
Additional Information
System Diagram ..........................................................................................134
Optional Accessories...................................................................................135
Specifications...............................................................................................137
Product Codes.............................................................................................139
Index............................................................................................................140
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About this Manual
Thank you for purchasing the Canon DC40. Please read this manual carefully before you
use the camcorder and retain it for future reference. Should your camcorder fail to
operate correctly, refer to the Troubleshooting table (
122).
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Conventions Used in the Manual
Step 6: Setting the Time Zone, Date
and Time
Introduction

: Precautions related to the camcorder operation.

: Additional topics that complement the basic operating procedures.

: Reference page number.
 Capital letters are used to refer to buttons on the camcorder or the wireless controller.
 [ ] are used to refer to menu items displayed on the screen.
 “Screen” refers to the LCD and the viewfinder screen.
 The photos included in the manual are simulated pictures taken with a still camera.
Setting the Time Zone/Daylight Saving Time
Menu item shown at its default position
MENU
(
79)
D/TIME
D/T
IME SETUP
SETU
T.ZONE
T.
ZONE/DST
/DST NEW YORK
1. Turn on the camcorder.
2. Press the MENU button to open the menu.
Buttons and switches to be operated
3. Use the multi selector to select (
SETUP] menu and press (
).
4. Use the multi selector to select (
DST] option and press (
).
) the [D/TIME
) the [T.ZONE/
The time zone setting appears. The default setting is New York
or Singapore depending on the region.
5. Use the multi selector to select (
save the setting.
) your time zone and press (
) to
About the Multi Selector
Use the multi selector to select options in a menu and change
settings.
Push the multi selector like a joystick up, down, left or right
( / / / ) to select an item. In most places, press the multi
selector itself (
) to make a selection or change a setting.
About the Power Switch
In addition to turning the camcorder on and off, the power switch also toggles the
camcorder’s operating mode.
To turn on the camcorder:
Hold the lock button pressed down and move the power switch
down to ON.
To change the operating mode:
From the ON position, slide down the power switch momentarily
Lock
towards MODE and release it. This action will toggle the operating
button
mode between recording (CAMERA - red indicator) and playback
(PLAY - green indicator).
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About the Operating Modes
The camcorder’s operating mode is determined by the positions of the power switch and
the
/
switch.
Operating Mode
Operating
Mode
Indicator
CAMERA
(Red)
PLAY
(Green)
CAMERA
(Red)
PLAY
(Green)
/
Switch
Icon
Display
(Movies)
or
(Still
images)
or
Operation
Recording movies
on the disc
Playing movies
from the disc
Recording still images
* on the memory card or
disc
Viewing still images from
*
the memory card or disc
33
39
35
41
* Depending on whether you choose to save the still images on the disc or memory card.
Trademark Acknowledgements
• miniSD™ is a trademark of SD Card Association.
• Windows® is a registered trademark of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/
or other countries.
• Macintosh and Mac OS are trademarks of Apple Computer, Inc., registered in the
United States and other countries.
•
is a trademark of DVD Format/Logo Licensing Corporation.
• Manufactured under license from Dolby Laboratories.
“Dolby” and the double-D symbol are trademarks of Dolby
Laboratories.
• Other names and products not mentioned above may be
trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective companies.
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Checking the Supplied Accessories
BP-208 Battery Pack
WL-D86 Wireless
Controller
Lithium Button Battery
CR2025 for Wireless
Controller
MTC-100 Multi Cable
IFC-300PCU USB
Cable
Blank DVD-R Disc
(8 cm Mini DVD)
DIGITAL VIDEO
SOLUTION DISK
Software CD-ROM*
Roxio MyDVD for
Canon Software
CD-ROM
Ferrite Core
(Asia only)
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Introduction
CA-570 Compact
Power Adapter
(incl. power cord)
* Includes the electronic version of the Digital Video Software instruction manual on PDF file.
The serial number of this product can be found at the battery attachment unit of the
camcorder. Write down the number and other information here and retain this book as a
permanent record of your purchase to aid identification in case of theft.
Date of Purchase:
Model Name: DC40 A
Purchased From:
Serial No.:
Dealer Address:
Dealer Phone No.:
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Components Guide
Left side view
Front view
D.EFFECTS button (
71) /
/ (play/pause) button (
39)
LIGHT button (
56) /
(stop) button (
39)
(record review) button (
34) /
(flash) button (
57) /
(fast reverse) button (
40) /
Index screen – button (
39)
DRIVE MODE button (
67) /
(fast forward) button (
40) /
Index screen + button (
39)
Battery attachment unit (
21)
RESET button (
122)
Mode dial (
46)
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FINALIZE button (
98)
Memory card slot (
30)
Multi selector (
11) /
EXP button (
53) /
FOCUS button (
54)
BATT. (battery release) button (
Serial number
Flash (
57)
Disc compartment cover (
31)
Mini video light (
56)
Remote sensor (
25)
Stereo microphone
DC IN terminal (
21)
21)
Back view
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Viewfinder (
24)
CARD access indicator (
35) /
CHARGE indicator (
21)
FUNC. button (
60)
MENU button (
79)
(print/share) button
(
107, 110, 116)
LCD screen (
26)
DISPLAY button (
45)
BACKLIGHT button (
26)
WIDE SCR button (
38) /
PLAYLIST button (
85)
/
(Movies/Still images) switch
(
12)
Dioptric adjustment lever (
24)
AV OUT terminal (
102, 104)
Operating mode indicator (
12)
CAMERA (red), PLAY (green)
DISC access indicator (
33)
Start/stop button (
33)
Power switch (
11)
USB terminal (
105, 110, 115)
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Top view
Bottom view
Speaker (
43)
Grip belt (
24)
Zoom lever (
37)
PHOTO button (
35)
16
Tripod socket (
34)
OPEN (disc cover) switch (
Strap mount (
136)
31)
Wireless Controller WL-D86
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START/STOP button (
33)
FUNC. button (
60)
MENU button (
79)
PLAYLIST button (
85)
Navigation buttons ( / / / )
PREV./NEXT buttons:
Scene skip (
40)/
Index screen page up/down (
39)
Reverse
SEARCH button (
40) /
Reverse
SLOW button (
40)
PLAY
button (
39)
PAUSE
button (
39)
STOP
button (
39)
PHOTO button (
35)
Zoom buttons (
37)
SET button
Forward SEARCH
button (
40) /
Forward SLOW
button (
40)
DISP. (on-screen display) button (
45)
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Screen Displays
Recording Movies
Recording Still Images
18
Operating mode (
12)
Recording program (
46)
White balance (
64)
Image effect (
66)
Digital effects (
71)
Recording mode (
61)
Still image quality/size (
76)
Self timer (
59)
Disc type
DVD-R,
DVD-RW (
6)
Disc specification
(VIDEO mode, VR mode) (
6)
Finalized disc mark (
98)
Recording reminder
Manual focus (
54)
Image stabilizer (
81)
Disc operation
Time code (hours : minutes : seconds)
Remaining recording time on disc (
33)
Widescreen mode (
38)
Wind screen (
81)
Remote sensor mode (
25)
Mini video light (
56)
Level marker (
83)
Zoom (
37), Exposure (
53)
Metering mode (
63)
Drive mode (
67)
Number of still images available
on the card,
on the disc
Remaining battery charge
Camcorder shake warning (
80)
Flash (
57)
AF/AE locked during still image recording
(
55)
AF frame (
55)
Recording reminder
The camcorder counts from 1 to 10
seconds when you start recording. This is
helpful to avoid scenes that are too short.
Remaining recording time
When there is no more disc space
available, “
END” will be displayed
and the recording will stop.
in green: 6 or more images
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in yellow: 1 to 5 images
in red: No more images can be
recorded
• When viewing the still images, the
display will always be in green.
• Depending on the recording conditions,
the number of still images available
displayed may not decrease even after
a recording has been made, or may
decrease by 2 still images at once.
Card/Disc Access Display
“ ” is displayed next to the number of
images available while the camcorder is
writing on the memory card or disc.
Introduction
Disc operation
Record,
Record pause,
Playback,
Playback pause,
Fast playback,
Fast reverse playback,
Slow playback,
Slow reverse playback,
Frame advance,
Frame reverse
Number of still images available on
the card
flashing in red: No card
Remaining battery charge
• When “
” starts flashing in red
replace the battery pack with a fully
charged one.
• When you attach an empty battery
pack, the power may turn off without
displaying “
”.
• Depending on the conditions under
which the camcorder and the battery
pack are used, the actual battery
charge may not be indicated accurately.
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Playing Movies (Index Screen)
Current scene number/Total number of
scenes (
39)
Date and time of recording
Playing Movies (During Playback)
Disc operation
Playback time (hours : minutes : seconds)
Scene number
Data code (
45)
Viewing Still Images
Image number (
84)
Current image / Number of images
recorded on the card,
recorded on the disc
Still image size
Data code (
45)
Image protection mark (
96)
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Step 1: Preparing the Power Supply
Preparations
The camcorder can be powered by a battery pack or be connected to a household power
outlet. Charge the battery pack before use.
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Attaching and Charging the Battery Pack
1. Turn off the camcorder.
2. Attach the battery pack to the
camcorder.
DC IN terminal
CHARGE indicator
Slide in the connector end of the battery in
the direction of the arrow and press it
gently until it clicks.
The CHARGE indicator starts flashing.
The indicator will stay on when the
charging is completed.
BATT. button
Preparations
3. Connect the power cord to the
adapter.
4. Plug the power cord into a power
outlet.
5. Connect the power adapter to the
camcorder’s DC IN terminal.
Remove the battery terminal cover before
attaching the battery
Once the battery is fully charged:
1. Disconnect the power adapter from the camcorder.
2. Unplug the power cord from the power outlet and the adapter.
To remove the battery pack:
Hold the BATT. button pressed down to release it, and pull out the battery
from the ridge on its bottom part.
Attaching the Ferrite Core (Asia only)
Attach the enclosed ferrite core before you connect the CA-570 Compact Power Adapter
to the camcorder.
Attach the ferrite core to the cable
about 7 cm from the plug end (the
plug to be connected to the
camcorder) of the CA-570 Compact
Power Adapter.
7 cm
Pass the cable through the centre of the core
and wrap it around the core twice, then close the unit until it clicks shut.
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Charging, Recording and Playback Times with the BP-208 Battery Pack
The charging time of the BP-208 battery pack is 155 min.
The following recording and playback times are approximate and vary according
to the charging, recording or playback conditions.
Recording Mode
Viewfinder
XP LCD (normal)
LCD (backlight)
Viewfinder
SP LCD (normal)
LCD (backlight)
Viewfinder
LP LCD (normal)
LCD (backlight)
Max.
Recording Time
65 min.
65 min.
65 min.
75 min.
75 min.
70 min.
80 min.
80 min.
75 min.
Typical
Recording Time*
40 min.
40 min.
40 min.
45 min.
45 min.
40 min.
45 min.
45 min.
45 min.
Playback Time
75 min.
85 min.
90 min.
* Approximate times for recording with repeated operations such as start/stop, zooming,
power on/off.
Using a Household Power Outlet
Connect to a household power outlet to use the camcorder without worrying about the
battery power. You can keep the battery pack attached; the battery power will not be
consumed.
1. Turn off the camcorder.
2. Connect the power cord to the
power adapter.
3. Plug the power cord into a power
outlet.
4. Connect the power adapter to the
camcorder’s DC IN terminal.
 Turn off the camcorder before connecting or disconnecting the power adapter.
 Do not connect to the camcorder’s DC IN terminal or to the power adapter any
electrical equipment that is not expressly recommended for use with this
camcorder.
 You may hear some noise from the power adapter during use. This is not a
malfunction.
 To prevent equipment breakdowns and excessive heating, do not connect the
supplied compact power adapter to voltage converters for overseas travels or
special power sources such as those on aircraft and ships, DC-AC inverters, etc.
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 We recommend charging the battery pack in temperatures between 10 °C and
30 °C (50 °F and 86 °F). Outside the temperature range of 0 °C to 40 °C (32 °F
to 104 °F), the charging will not start.
 If you connect a faulty power adapter or battery pack, the CHARGE indicator
flashes rapidly (approx. twice per second) and the charging stops.
 The CHARGE indicator also serves as a rough estimate of the battery charge
status.
Continuously on: Battery fully charged.
Flashes rapidly (approx. twice per second): Battery over 50% charged.
Flashes slowly (approx. once per second): Battery less than 50% charged.
 We recommend that you prepare battery packs 2 to 3 times longer than you
think you might need.
 The charging time will vary depending on the surrounding temperature and the
battery pack’s initial charge condition.
 In cold surroundings the usable time of the battery pack will decrease.
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Preparations
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Step 2: Preparing the Camcorder
Adjusting the Viewfinder (Dioptric Adjustment)
1. Turn on the camcorder and keep
the LCD panel closed.
2. Adjust the dioptric adjustment
lever as necessary.
Fastening the Grip Belt
Adjust the grip belt so that you can reach the
zoom lever with your index finger, and the
start/stop button with your thumb.
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Step 3: Using the Wireless Controller
Inserting the Battery (Lithium Button Battery CR2025)
1. Press the tab in the direction of
the arrow and pull out the battery
holder.
2. Place the lithium button battery
with the + side facing up.
3. Insert the battery holder.
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Tab
Using the Wireless Controller
Preparations
Point the controller at the
camcorder’s remote sensor when
you press the buttons.
 The wireless controller may not work properly when the remote sensor is
situated under strong light sources or direct sunlight.
 If the wireless controller does not work, check that the remote sensor is not set
to [OFF
](
84).
 When the camcorder cannot be operated with the wireless controller, or when it
can only be operated at a very close range, replace the battery.
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Step 4: Adjusting the LCD Screen
Rotating the LCD Panel
180°
90°
Subject can monitor the LCD screen
Open the LCD panel 90 degrees.
• You can rotate the panel downward by 90 degrees.
• You can rotate the panel by 180 degrees toward the lens (allowing the subject to
monitor the LCD screen while you use the viewfinder). Rotating the panel by 180
degrees is also useful if you wish to include yourself when recording with the self timer.
LCD Backlight
You can switch the brightness of the LCD screen between normal and bright by pressing
the BACKLIGHT button. This is useful when recording outdoors.
BACKLIGHT button
Press the BACKLIGHT button.
Repeatedly pressing the BACKLIGHT button will toggle the LCD brightness on and off.
 This setting does not affect the brightness of the recording or the viewfinder
screen.
 Using the brighter LCD setting will shorten the effective usage time of the
battery.
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Step 5: Changing the Display
Language
The language used in the camcorder displays and menu items can be changed to
German, Spanish, French, Italian, Polish, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Traditional
Chinese, Korean, Thai or Japanese.
MENU
(
79)
DISPLAY SETUP
LANGUAGE
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ENGLISH
1. Turn on the camcorder.
2. Press the MENU button.
Preparations
3. Use the multi selector to select (
) the [DISPLAY
SETUP] menu and press (
).
4. Use the multi selector to select (
) the
[LANGUAGE ] option and press (
).
5. Use the multi selector to select (
,
) the
language desired and press (
) to select it.
6. Press the MENU button to save the setting and close the menu.
 If you changed the language by mistake, follow the
mark next to the menu
item to change the setting.
 The displays
and
that appear on screen while changing the print
and direct transfer settings will not change regardless of the language selected.
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Step 6: Setting the Time Zone, Date
and Time
Setting the Time Zone/Daylight Saving Time
MENU
(
79)
DATE/TIME SETUP
T.ZONE/DST NEW YORK
1. Turn on the camcorder.
2. Press the MENU button to open the menu.
3. Use the multi selector to select (
SETUP] menu and press (
).
4. Use the multi selector to select (
DST] option and press (
).
) the [DATE/TIME
) the [T.ZONE/
The time zone setting appears. The default setting is New York.
5. Use the multi selector to select (
save the setting.
) your time zone and press (
To adjust for daylight saving time, select the time zone with the
area.
) to
mark next to the
Setting the Date and Time
MENU
(
79)
DATE/TIME SETUP
6. Use the multi selector to select (
TIME] option and press (
).
DATE/TIME JAN. 1,2006
12:00 AM
) the [DATE/
The month is displayed in orange.
7. Use the multi selector to select (
) the month and
push it to ( ) to move to the day setting.
• The next part of the date/time is displayed in orange.
• Set the day, year, hours and minutes in the same way.
• If you do not need to change all settings, you can use the multi selector (
move to a specific setting you want to change.
8. Press the MENU button to close the menu and start
the clock.
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) to
 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 (
131)
and set the time zone, date and time again.
 You can also change the date format (
84).
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Time Zones
Once you have set the time zone, date and time, you do not need to reset the clock every
time you travel to another time zone. Select the time zone referring to the date and time
displayed on the screen.
Time Zones and Difference from GMT/UTC
London
GMT/UTC
Wellington (WELLINGTN)
+12
+1
Samoa
-11
Cairo
+2
Honolulu
-10
Moscow
+3
Anchorage
-9
Dubai
+4
Los Angeles (L.A.)
-8
Karachi
+5
Denver
-7
Dacca
+6
Chicago
-6
Bangkok
+7
New York
-5
Singapore
+8
Caracas
-4
-3
Tokyo
+9
Rio de Janeiro (RIO)
Sydney
+10
Fernando de Noronha (FERNANDO)
-2
Solomon
+11
Azores
-1
Preparations
Paris
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Step 7: Inserting a Memory Card
Only miniSD cards can be used with this camcorder.
Inserting the Card
1. Turn off the camcorder.
Make sure the CARD access indicator is
not flashing before you turn the camcorder
off.
2. Open the cover.
3. Insert the memory card straight all
the way into the memory card slot.
4. Close the cover.
Do not force the cover closed if the
memory card is not correctly inserted.
To remove the memory card:
CARD access indicator
First push the memory card once to
release it, and then pull the card out.
Make sure to initialize all memory cards before using them with this camcorder
(
97).
Performance cannot be guaranteed for all miniSD cards.
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Step 8: Loading and Removing a Disc
Inserting the Disc
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Preparations:
Use only 8 cm (3 in.) mini DVD discs marked with the DVD-R
or DVD-RW
logo. Before inserting the disc be sure to check that the recording surface is clean. If
necessary, use a soft lens-cleaning cloth to remove any fingerprints, dirt buildup or
smudges from the disc surface.
Preparations
1. Move the power switch to ON to
set the camcorder in CAMERA
mode (
11).
2. Move the
/
switch to the
(Movies) position.
3. Slide the OPEN switch fully in the
direction of the arrow and gently
open the disc cover completely
until it stops.
Retract the grip belt under the camcorder
so it will not get in the way of the disc
cover.
4. Insert the disc and press its center
firmly until it clicks in place.
• Insert the disc with the recording side
facing down (single sided discs - label
side facing out).
• Be careful not to touch the recording
surface of the disc or the pick up lens.
5. Close the disc cover.
Do not force the cover closed if the disc is
not correctly inserted and firmly set in
place.
When using DVD-R discs (including the supplied blank disc):
You can start recording movies once the record pause
indication appears.
When using a DVD-RW:
You need to initialize new discs before you can start recording. The disc initialization
screen will appear when a new DVD-RW is first inserted (it will not appear when inserting
a disc already initialized – in that case, you can start recording once the record pause
indication appears).
Use the multi selector to select (
) the disc specification desired and press (
) to
make the selection. For a comparison between the specifications [VIDEO] and [VR]
see An Introduction to DVDs (
6).
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You will be asked to confirm the disc specification you selected. Use the multi selector
to select (
) [YES] and press (
) to continue, or select [NO] and press (
) to
return and select a different disc specification.
A confirmation message will appear on the screen. Use the multi selector to select
(
) [YES] and press (
) to start the disc initialization.
• The disc initialization will take approximately one minute. Avoid moving the
camcorder while the operation is in progress.
• You can start recording movies once the record pause
indication appears.
 The disc initialization screen may not appear automatically if you operated the
camcorder’s buttons while the disc recognition was in progress. In that case,
initialize the disc using the menu option (
90).
 The process of recognizing a disc may take a moment. The
display will
move while the disc is being read. Wait until the camcorder finishes recognizing
the disc before you start recording.
Removing the Disc
1. Move the power switch to ON to set the camcorder in CAMERA mode
(
11).
2. Slide the OPEN switch fully in the direction of the arrow and gently
open the disc cover completely until it stops.
• Do not subject the camcorder to strong impacts while the DISC access indicator is
on or flashing.
• Retract the grip belt under the camcorder so it will not get in the way of the disc
cover.
• It may take a moment after pressing the OPEN switch for the disc cover to open.
3. Grab the edges of the disc and gently pull it out.
Be careful not to touch the recording surface of the disc or the pick up lens.
4. Close the disc cover.
When you press the OPEN switch after recording, important data is recorded on
the disc. While the DISC access indicator is on or flashing do not subject the
camcorder to shocks such as forcefully laying it on a table.
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Basic Functions
Recording Movies
Recording
Before You Begin Recording
Make a test recording first to check if the camcorder operates correctly. Since
recordings made on a DVD-R cannot be deleted, we recommend you use a DVD-RW
disc (commercially available) to make the test recordings.
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1. Move the power switch to ON to
set the camcorder in CAMERA
mode.
2. Move the
/
switch to the
(Movies) position.
3. Press the start/stop button to
begin recording.
Basic Functions
Recording
• Press the start/stop button again to
pause recording.
• While recording and immediately after
pausing, the DISC access indicator will
flash as the scene is being recorded on
the disc.
When you have finished recording:
1.
2.
3.
4.
Remove the disc.
Turn off the camcorder.
Disconnect the power source and remove the battery pack.
Close the LCD panel.
When the DISC access indicator is on or flashing do not perform the following
actions. Doing so may result in permanent data loss.
- Do not subject the camcorder to vibrations or strong impacts.
- Do not open the disc cover and do not remove the disc.
- Do not disconnect the power source or turn off the camcorder.
- Do not change the position of the
/
switch or the operating mode.
 About the recording time: By changing the recording mode you can change
the recording time available on the disc (
61).
 When recording in bright places it may be difficult to use the LCD screen. In
such case, use the viewfinder instead.
 When recording in very loud places (such as fireworks shows or concerts),
sound may become distorted or it may not be recorded at the actual levels. This
is not a malfunction.
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 About the Power Save mode: In order to save power when the camcorder is
powered by a battery pack, the camcorder will automatically shut off if left
without any operations for 5 minutes (
84). To restore the power, slide the
power switch towards MODE and release it, or move the power switch to
and back to ON.
 About the LCD and viewfinder screen: The screens are 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.
 When using a tripod: Do not leave the viewfinder
exposed to direct sunlight as it may melt (due to
concentration of the light by the lens).
Do not use tripods with fastening screws longer than
5.5 mm (0.2 inch). Doing so may damage the camcorder.
Reviewing the Last Scene Recorded
Press and release the
(record review) button.
• The camcorder plays back the last scene and returns to record
pause mode.
• While reviewing the scene, use the multi selector to select (
)
the
icon and press (
) to return to the recording mode.
• While reviewing a scene immediately after recording it, you can also delete the scene
by selecting (
) the
icon (
86).
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Recording Still Images
Before using a memory card for the first time, be sure to initialize it with this camcorder
(
97).
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1. Move the power switch to ON to
set the camcorder in CAMERA
mode (
11).
2. Move the
/
switch to the
(Still images) position.
3. If necessary, change the media for
recording the still images using
the procedure described in the
next page (
36).
4. Press the PHOTO button halfway.
5. Press the PHOTO button fully.
The CARD access or DISC access
indicator will flash as the image is being
recorded.
Basic Functions
Recording
• Once the focus is automatically
adjusted, the
mark will turn green
and one or more AF frames appear.
• When you press the PHOTO button on
the wireless controller, the still image is
recorded immediately.
When the disc/card access display (“
” or “
”) appears on screen and
when either the DISC access or CARD access indicator is on or flashing do not
perform the following actions. Doing so may result in permanent data loss.
- Do not subject the camcorder to vibrations or strong impacts.
- Do not open the disc or memory card cover and do not remove the disc or
memory card.
- Do not disconnect the power source or turn off the camcorder.
- Do not change the position of the
/
switch or the operating mode.
 If the subject is not suitable for autofocus,
turns yellow. Keep the PHOTO
button pressed halfway and adjust the focus manually with the multi selector
(
).
 When the subject is too bright, “OVEREXP.” starts flashing. In such case, use
the optional FS-H37U ND filter.
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Selecting the Media for the Still Images
You can record still images on the memory card or the disc. The default media for still
images is the memory card. As long as you do not change the recording destination, still
images will be recorded to the last selected media.
1. Set the camcorder to record or view still images (
).
2. Press the MENU button. Using the multi selector select (
[SYSTEM SETUP] menu and press (
).
3. Select (
) the [MEDIA SEL.
] option and press (
).
4. Change (
) the setting to [DISC] or [CARD] and press (
the selection and close the menu.
or
) the
) to save
When recording, the operating mode symbol will change to
(DISC stills) or
(CARD stills), depending on the media selected. In playback mode, the operating
mode symbol will change to
(DISC stills) or
(CARD stills), respectively.
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Zooming
The zoom is available when recording movies or still images. When recording movies
(
), in addition to the 10x optical zoom you can also use the 200x digital zoom
(
80).
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Zoom out
Zoom in
Move the zoom lever toward W to zoom out (wideangle). Move it toward T to zoom in (telephoto).
When operating the zoom from the camcorder you can also change
the zoom speed (
80). You can select one of three fixed zoom
speeds or a variable speed that depends on how you operate the
zoom lever: Press lightly for a slow zoom; press harder for faster
zooms.
Basic Functions
Recording
10x Optical Zoom
 You can also use the T and W buttons on the wireless controller. The zoom
speed with the wireless controller will be the same as with the camcorder (when
one of the fixed zoom speed levels is selected) or fixed at [SPEED 3] (when
[VARIABLE] is selected).
 When set to [VARIABLE], the zoom speed will be faster in the record pause
mode.
 Keep a distance of at least 1 m (3.3 ft.) to the subject. At wide-angle, you can
focus on a subject as close as 1 cm (0.39 in.).
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Selecting the Aspect Ratio of your
Recordings (16:9 Widescreen or 4:3)
You can select the aspect ratio of your recordings to match your TV.
WIDE SCR button
1. Set the camcorder to record movies (
2. Press the WIDE SCR button.
).
Repeatedly pressing the WIDE SCR button will toggle the screen between the
Widescreen (16:9) and normal (4:3) aspect ratios.
 Widescreen is not available when recording in LP mode if the disc specification
is VIDEO mode (DVD-R or DVD-RW). Selecting the LP recording mode will
cancel the 16:9 aspect ratio.
 When recording in Widescreen mode, if you set the image stabilizer to [OFF]
you can achieve a wider view angle (
81).
 Playing back a Widescreen recording: TV sets compatible with the Video
ID-1 system will automatically switch to wide (16:9) mode. Otherwise, change
the aspect ratio of the TV manually. To play back on a TV with normal aspect
ratio (4:3) change the [TV TYPE] setting accordingly (
84).
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Playing Back Movies
Playback
1. Move the power switch to ON.
2. Slide down the power switch
towards MODE and release it to
set the camcorder in PLAY mode
(
11).
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The green PLAY indicator will turn on.
3. Move the
/
switch to the
(Movies) position.
The scene index screen appears with the
selection frame on the first scene.
Press the + or - button on the camcorder
or the NEXT/PREV. buttons on the
wireless controller to move to the next or
previous index page.
5. Press the /
the playback.
Basic Functions
Playback
4. Use the multi selector (
,
)
to move the selection frame to the
scene you want to play back.
button to begin
Playback of the scenes recorded on the
disc will start from the scene selected.
During Playback:
6. Press the
7. Press the
screen.
/ button again to pause the playback.
button to stop the playback and return to the scene index
 To use the viewfinder, close the LCD panel.
 About the screen display: During playback, the recording’s time code will be
displayed at the upper right corner of the screen in hours : minutes : seconds.
 You can also choose to display instead the date and time when the scene was
recorded and additional recording data (
45).
 As long as you don’t turn off the camcorder you can resume playback from the
point you stopped last.
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Special Playback Modes
Fast Forward Playback /
Fast Reverse Playback
During playback, press the
or
button on the camcorder or the SEARCH
or
SEARCH button on the wireless controller. Repeatedly press the button to increase
the playback speed. Fast forward playback will start at 1.5x the normal playback speed
and will increase to 5x, 15x and 25x normal speed with each press of the button. Fast
reverse playback will start at 2.5x the normal playback speed and will increase to 5x, 15x
and 25x normal playback speed with each press of the button.
Playback Pause
During normal playback, press the
the wireless controller.
Slow Forward Playback /
/
button on the camcorder or the PAUSE
on
Slow Reverse Playback
During playback pause, press the
or
button on the camcorder or the SLOW
or
SLOW button on the wireless controller. Repeatedly press the button to increase
the playback speed. Playback will start at 1/16 the normal playback speed and will
increase to 1/8, 1/4 and 1/2 the normal speed with each press of the button.
Skipping Scenes
During normal playback, push the multi selector ( ) or press the NEXT button on the
wireless controller to skip to the beginning of the next scene. Push ( ) or press the
PREV. button on the wireless controller to return to the beginning of the current scene.
Repeat to skip to the beginning of the previous scene.
 Except for fast playback at 1.5x the normal speed, there is no sound during
special playback modes.
 The picture may become distorted during some special playback modes.
 Slow playback is not available with discs recorded in VIDEO mode (DVD-R or
DVD-RW).
 Depending on the recording, you might occasionally notice a brief stop of the
picture or sound at the point where the scene changes.
 During the playback of a Photomovie scene, even though the on-screen display
may change according to the fast forward/reverse playback, the actual
playback speed will not change.
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Viewing Still Images
1. Move the power switch to ON.
2. Slide down the power switch
towards MODE and release it to
set the camcorder in PLAY mode
(
12).
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The green PLAY indicator will turn on.
3. Move the
/
switch to the
(Still images) position.
4. If necessary, change the media
for the still images using the
procedure described in the
Recording Still Images section
(
36).
5. Use the multi selector to move
(
) between images.
 The following may not be displayed correctly: Images not recorded with this
camcorder, images edited on or uploaded from a computer (except for the
sample images for the Card Mix function), and images whose file names have
been changed.
 When the disc/card access display (“
” or “
”) appears on screen
and when either the DISC access or CARD access indicator is on or flashing do
not perform the following actions. Doing so may result in permanent data loss.
- Do not open the disc or memory card cover and do not remove the disc or
memory card.
- Do not disconnect the power source or turn off the camcorder.
- Do not change the position of the
/
switch or the operating mode.
Basic Functions
Playback
As long as you do not change the media
selection, the camcorder will show the
still images recorded on the media that
was selected last.
Slideshow
(
60)
SLIDESHOW
1. Press the FUNC. button.
2. Use the multi selector to select (
3. Use the multi selector to select (
) [ SLIDESHOW] and press (
) [START] and press (
).
).
Press the FUNC. button to stop the slideshow.
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Index Screen
1. Move the zoom lever toward W.
The stills index screen appears with the first six still images.
2. Use the multi selector to select (
,
) an image.
• Move the cursor
to the image you wish to view.
• You can switch between index pages by pressing the + or – button.
3. Move the zoom lever toward T.
The index screen closes and the selected image is displayed.
Image Jump Function
You can also quickly locate a specific image without having to browse all of them one by
one.
Push the multi selector (
) and keep it pressed down.
Image numbers will quickly run in sequence. When you release the multi selector the
image corresponding to the number selected will be displayed.
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Adjusting the Volume
While playing a movie (
): If you use the LCD screen for playback the
camcorder will play the sound using the built-in speaker. If you close the LCD panel the
sound will be muted.
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Speaker
MENU button
Multi Selector
MENU
79)
SYSTEM SETUP
VOLUME
1. Set the camcorder to play movies (
).
2. Press the MENU button.
3. Use the multi selector to select (
) the [SYSTEM
SETUP] menu and press (
).
4. Use the multi selector to select (
) the [VOLUME]
option and press (
).
5. Adjust (
) the volume as desired and press (
).
To turn off the volume completely, keep pressing (
.
Basic Functions
Playback
(
) until the volume icon changes to
6. Press the MENU button to save the setting and close the menu.
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Magnifying the Image
While viewing a still image (
times.
), the playback image can be magnified up to 5
Zoom lever
Multi Selector
1. Move the zoom lever toward T.
• The image is magnified by 2 times and a frame appears indicating the position of the
magnified area.
• To further enlarge the image, move the zoom lever toward T. To reduce the
magnification to less than 2 times, move the zoom lever toward W.
•
will appear for images that cannot be enlarged.
2. Select the part of the image to be magnified with the multi selector.
• Use the multi selector to move (
,
) the frame to the part of the image you
want to see enlarged.
• To cancel the magnification, move the zoom lever toward W until the frame
disappears.
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Selecting the Recording Data Display
The camcorder keeps a data code containing the recording date and time and other
camera data such as shutter speed and exposure (f-stop). You can select the data to be
displayed when playing back a movie (
) or viewing a still image (
).
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MENU button
DISPLAY button
MENU
(
79)
DISPLAY SETUP
In
both.
DATE & TIME
) the [DISPLAY SETUP] menu and
) the [DATA CODE] option and
Basic Functions
Playback
1. Press the MENU button.
2. Use the multi selector to select (
press (
).
3. Use the multi selector to select (
press (
).
4. Use the multi selector to select (
press (
) to select it.
DATA CODE
Multi Selector
) the data combination desired and
mode you can only choose to display the recording date, the time or
5. Press the MENU button to save the setting and close the menu.
6. While playing back a movie or viewing a still image, press the
DISPLAY button to turn on the data code display.
Repeatedly pressing the DISPLAY button will toggle the on-screen displays on and off
in the following sequence:
All on-screen displays on
Only the data code display on
All on-screen displays off
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Advanced Features
Recording Programs
Using the Recording Programs
Program AE (
50)
Shutter-Priority AE (
Aperture-Priority AE (
Easy Recording:
Let the camcorder select the best settings
according to your subject.
51)
52)
Flexible Recording:
Have the freedom to change the
settings to get the picture you want.
Auto
The camcorder adjusts the focus, exposure and other settings
automatically, allowing you to just point and shoot.
Portrait
The camcorder uses a
large aperture, achieving a
focus on the subject while
blurring other distracting
details.
Slow Shutter
Use this mode to record
moving subjects, such as
the flow of rivers with a
motion blur.
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Landscape
The camcorder chooses a
small aperture to achieve a
broad depth of field in the
entire composition.
Night
Use the Night modes to
record in poorly lit places
(
48).
Sports
Use this mode to record
sports scenes such as
tennis or golf.
Special Scene
Select from 6 Special
Scene modes to record
with the most appropriate
settings for each scene
(
49).
Selecting the Recording Program
Mode dial
E
1. Set the camcorder to a recording mode
(
or
).
2. Turn the mode dial to switch between the recording
programs.
The symbol of the selected recording program will appear.
Advanced Features
Recording Programs
 Do not change the recording program while recording as the brightness of the
image may change abruptly.
 Portrait:
- The blur effect of the background increases the more you zoom in (T).
- The picture may not appear smooth when played back.
 Landscape:
Zooming out (W) will result in a more effective picture.
 Sports:
The picture may not appear smooth when played back.
 Slow Shutter:
- When recording movies (
), the picture quality may not be as
good as in other modes.
- Autofocus may not work as well as in other modes. In such case, adjust the
focus manually.
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Using the
Modes
Night and
Super Night
The night modes allow you to record in poorly illuminated and even dark surroundings
without sacrificing the color in your picture. The assist lamp will automatically light up as
necessary depending on the illumination level.
Mode dial
Assist lamp
Multi selector
Night Mode
1. Set the camcorder to a recording mode (
2. Turn the mode dial to
and press (
).
3. Select (
)[
NIGHT] or [
SUPER NIGHT] and
press (
).
Super Night Mode
or
The symbol of the selected mode appears on the screen.
 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.
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).
Using the Special Scene Modes
Foliage
Snow
Use this mode to record images with
flowers, leaves or trees.
Beach
E
Use this mode to record in bright ski
resorts. It prevents the subject from being
underexposed.
Sunset
Use this mode to record on a sunny beach. Use this mode to record sunsets in vibrant
It prevents the subject from being
colors.
underexposed.
Advanced Features
Recording Programs
Spotlight
Use this mode to record spotlit scenes.
Fireworks
Use this mode to record fireworks.
1. Set the camcorder to a recording mode (
2. Turn the mode dial to
and press (
).
or
).
A list of special scene (SCN) modes appears.
3. Select (
) the desired SCN mode and press (
).
The symbol of the selected SCN mode appears.
 Snow/Beach:
- The subject may become overexposed on cloudy days or in shaded places.
Check the image on the screen.
- The picture may not appear smooth when played back.
 Fireworks:
To avoid camcorder shake, we recommend using a tripod. Make sure to use a
tripod especially in
, as the shutter speed slows down.
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Using the Program AE Mode
The camcorder automatically adjusts the aperture and shutter speed according to the
subject to achieve the best exposure conditions. In
Program AE mode, you can point
and shoot as in
mode, while still enjoying the option to manually adjust some
settings.
Set the camcorder to a recording mode (
or
) and turn the mode dial to
.
If the optimal exposure cannot be obtained, try the following actions:
 Manually adjust the exposure (
53).
 Change the metering method (
63).
 Use the flash (
57).
 Use the mini video light (
56).
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Using the Shutter-Priority AE Mode
You can select a shutter speed, and the camcorder automatically sets the aperture setting
most appropriate for the subject. Select a high shutter speed for recording fast moving
subjects, and a slow shutter speed to add a motion blur to moving objects, enhancing the
feel of movement of the image.
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Guidelines for selecting the shutter speed
1/8, 1/15, 1/30
1/60
1/100
1/250, 1/500,
1/1000
1/2000
1/2, 1/4, 1/8,
1/15, 1/30
1/60
1/100
1/250, 1/500,
1/720
-
For recording subjects in dark places.
For general recordings.
For recording indoor sports scenes.
For recording from within a car or train, or for
recording moving subjects such as roller coasters.
For recording outdoor sports such as golf or tennis
on sunny days.
1. Set the camcorder to a recording mode
(
or
) and turn the mode dial
to Tv.
2. Press (
).
3. Change (
) the shutter speed and press (
) to save the setting.
 The shutter speed denominator flashes when the selected shutter speed is not
appropriate for the recording condition. In such case, readjust the shutter
speed.
 When using a slow shutter speed in dark places, you can obtain a brighter
image, but the image quality may be lower, and the autofocus may not work
well.
 Do not point the camcorder directly at the sun when the shutter speed is set to
1/1000 or higher.
 The image may flicker when recording with high shutter speeds.
 Recording movies under fluorescent lights: When the mode dial is set to
,
or
, the camcorder automatically detects the flicker of fluorescent lighting
and adjusts the shutter speed accordingly. However, if the screen starts to
flicker, select the Tv mode and set the shutter speed to 1/100.
Advanced Features
Recording Programs
The denominator of the current shutter speed will be displayed
with a blue background.
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Using the Aperture-Priority AE
Mode
You can select an aperture value, and the camcorder automatically sets the shutter speed
most appropriate for the subject. Use low aperture values (large aperture) to blur the
background for a portrait, or high aperture values (small aperture) to achieve a broad
depth of field for recording landscapes.
Aperture values: 1.8, 2.0, 2.4, 2.8, 3.4, 4.0, 4.8, 5.6, 6.7, 8.0
1. Set the camcorder to a recording mode
(
or
) and turn the mode dial
to Av.
2. Press (
).
The current aperture value will be displayed with a blue
background.
3. Change (
) the aperture value and press (
) to save the setting.
Larger aperture values mean smaller aperture diameters of the lens.
 Available aperture values vary depending on the zoom position.
 The aperture value flashes when the selected aperture is not appropriate for the
recording condition. In such case, readjust the aperture.
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Manually Adjusting the Exposure
More Recording Options
Adjust the exposure when a subject is underexposed (for example, when backlit subjects
appear too dark in the image) or overexposed (for example, when recording subjects
under very strong light and they appear too bright or glaring in the image).
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Mode dial
Multi Selector/EXP button
Exposure Lock
1. Set the camcorder to a recording mode (
and set the mode dial to a position other than
Exposure cannot be adjusted in the
2. Push the multi selector (
or
Fireworks recording program (SCN).
) towards EXP.
Exposure Adjustment
During exposure lock:
) the brightness of the image as required.
Advanced Features
More Recording Options
• The exposure adjustment indicator
and the neutral value “±0” appear on
the screen.
• If you operate the zoom during exposure lock, the brightness of the image may
change.
Adjust (
)
.
• The adjustment range depends on the brightness of the picture at the time you
locked the exposure.
• Pushing the multi selector ( ) will cancel the exposure lock and return the
camcorder to the previous setting.
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Manually Adjusting the Focus
Autofocus may not work well on the following subjects. In such case, focus manually.
Reflective
surfaces
Subjects with low
contrast or without
vertical lines
Fast Moving
Subjects
Through
dirty or wet
windows
Night Scenes
Zoom lever
Mode dial
Multi Selector/FOCUS button
1. Set the camcorder to a recording mode (
and set the mode dial to a position other than
2. Adjust the zoom.
3. Push the multi selector ( ) towards FOCUS.
or
)
.
“MF” appears.
4. Adjust (
) the focus as required until the image appears focused.
Pushing the multi selector (
) will return to autofocus.
 The camcorder will automatically return to autofocus when you set the mode
dial to
.
 Readjust the focus when you have turned off the camcorder.
Infinity Focus
Use this function when you wish to focus on faraway subjects such as mountains or
fireworks.
After step 2 above, hold the multi selector pushed (
for more than 2 seconds.
• “ ” appears.
• Pushing the multi selector (
) towards FOCUS
) will return to autofocus.
If you operate the zoom or the multi selector (
) during infinity focus, “
changes to “MF” and the camcorder returns to manual focusing mode.
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”
Changing the Focusing Mode
You can change the AF (autofocus) frame selection mode.
9 Point AiAF
(Auto selection)
Center point
AF Frame Selection
Depending on the shooting conditions, one or more AF
frames out of the nine frames available are automatically
selected and focused on.
Out of the nine frames available, the center AF frame is
selected to focus. This is convenient for making sure the
focus is exactly where you want it.
You can select the AF frame you want to focus on, out of the
nine frames available.
1. Set the camcorder to record still images (
mode dial to a position other than
.
E
) and set the
The setting differs depending on the position of the mode dial.
: 9 Point AiAF only.
,
,
,
,
,
*: 9 Point AiAF or Center point.
,
,
: AF frame selection.
* Except for the
Fireworks recording program.
2. Select (
) the focusing mode.
Advanced Features
More Recording Options
• 9 Point AiAF: Four framing corners will appear on the screen when making the
selection; the frame corners do not appear while actually recording.
• Center point: A single focusing frame appears in the center of the screen.
• AF Frame Selection: All 9 AF frames appear on the screen. Select (
) the frame
where you want to focus.
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Using the Mini Video Light
You can turn on the mini video light (assist lamp) at any time regardless of the recording
program.
LIGHT button
Mini video light
Set the camcorder to a recording mode (
press the LIGHT button.
• “ ” appears on the screen.
• Press again to turn the mini video light off.
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or
) and
Using the Flash
You can use the built-in flash for recording still images in dark places. The flash is
equipped with the red-eye reduction function.
(auto)
(red-eye reduction, auto)
(flash on)
(flash off)
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The flash fires automatically according to the brightness
of the subject.
The flash fires automatically according to the brightness
of the subject. The assist lamp lights up to reduce the
red-eye effect.
The flash always fires.
The flash does not fire.
PHOTO button
(flash) button
Assist lamp
1. Set the camcorder to record still images (
recording program other than
Fireworks (SCN).
2. Press the (flash) button.
) and select a
• Repeatedly pressing the button will cycle between the flash modes.
• The symbol “ ” disappears after 4 seconds.
Advanced Features
More Recording Options
Flash
3. Press the PHOTO button, first halfway to activate the autofocus and
then fully to record the still image.
 The practical range of the flash is approx. 1 to 2 m (3.3 to 6.6 ft.). The range
depends upon the recording conditions.
 The range of the flash decreases in continuous shooting mode.
 For the red-eye reduction to be effective, the subject needs to look at the assist
lamp. The degree of reduction depends on the distance and on each individual.
 The red-eye reduction mode cannot be used in Stitch Assist mode.
 The flash will not fire in the following cases:
- When you manually adjust the exposure in
(auto) or
(red-eye
reduction) mode.
- During auto exposure bracketing.
 The flash mode cannot be selected when the exposure is locked, or after the
first still image in Stitch Assist mode.
 We recommend not using the flash when the optional Wide-converter or Teleconverter is attached. Their shadows appear on the screen.
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 About the AF-Assist Lamp:
While you press the PHOTO button halfway, if the subject is too dark the assist
lamp may light up briefly in order to enable the camcorder to focus more
accurately (AF-assist lamp). You can also set [AF AST LAMP] to [OFF] so the
assist lamp does not light up.
- The camcorder may not be able to focus even if the AF-assist lamp is on.
- The brightness of the AF-assist lamp could be an inconvenience. Consider
turning it off in public places such as restaurants or theaters.
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Using the Self Timer
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PHOTO button
Start/stop button
MENU button
Multi Selector
MENU
(
79)
CAMERA SETUP
SELF TIMER
OFF
1. Set the camcorder to a recording mode (
or
When recording movies (
) set the camcorder to record pause.
).
To cancel the self timer, set it to [OFF].
5. Press the MENU button to close the menu.
“
” appears.
When recording a movie:
6. Press the start/stop button.
The camcorder starts recording after a 10-second countdown (2 seconds when using
the wireless controller). The countdown appears on the screen.
Advanced Features
More Recording Options
2. Press the MENU button.
3. Using the multi selector (
,
) select the [CAMERA SETUP] menu
and then select the [SELF TIMER] option.
4. Set (
) it to [ON
] and press (
) to save the setting.
When recording a still image:
6. Press the PHOTO button, first halfway to activate the autofocus and
then fully to record the still image.
The camcorder will record the still image after a 10-second countdown (2 seconds
when using the wireless controller). The countdown appears on the screen.
Once the countdown has begun, you can also press the start/stop button (when
recording movies) or the PHOTO button (when recording still images) to cancel
the self timer. The self timer will be canceled if you turn off the camcorder.
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Changing Settings with the
FUNC. Button
Changing the FUNC. Settings
Many of the camcorder’s functions can be adjusted from the menu that opens after
pressing the FUNC. button. For a list of the settings that can be changed using this menu,
see Available Settings List (FUNC.) (
61).
FUNC. button
Multi Selector
1. Press the FUNC. button.
In the recording modes (
or
):
2. Use the multi selector (
) to select the function
you want to change.
3. Use the multi selector (
) to move through the
available options at the bottom bar.
Refer to the following pages for further details on setting the
[SET] option for the white balance function (
64), the [CUSTOM] option for the
image effect function (
66), or the [MULTI-S] option for the digital effect function
(
73).
4. Press the FUNC. button to save the settings and
close the menu.
 The symbols of functions or setting options not available appear grayed out on
the left side column.
 Pressing the FUNC. button at any time closes the menu.
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Available Settings List (FUNC.)
Available menu items vary depending on the operation mode. Default settings are in
boldface text. For details on each function, see the reference page.
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CAMERA, PLAY,
,
: Refer to the operating mode (
12).
: Movies/Still images on the disc.
: Still images on the memory card.
CAMERA
Menu Items
Setting Options
Light metering
mode
White balance
EVALUATIVE,
SPOT
AUTO,
DAYLIGHT,
SHADE,
TUNGSTEN,
FLUORESCENT,
FLUORESCENT H,
SET
Image effect
Drive mode
IMAGE EFFECT OFF,
LOW SHARPENING,
CUSTOM
1
HIGH QUALITY,
PLAY
S
STITCH
EFFECT,
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STANDARD PLAY,
LONG
FINE/640x480,
L 2304x1736, M1 1632x1224, M2 1280x960, S 640x480
–
–
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69
BLK&WHT
STILL I. REC OFF, S
NORMAL/640x480
SUPER FINE,
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FINE,
NORMAL
–
78
76
92
Advanced Features
Changing the FUNC. Settings
D.EFFECT OFF,
64
VIVID,
NEUTRAL,
SOFT SKIN DETAIL,
D.EFFECT OFF,
FADER,
MULTI-S,
CARD MIX
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CLOUDY,
SINGLE,
CONT.SHOOT.,
HISPEED CONT.SHOOT.,
AEB,
AST
Digital effects
Recording
mode
Still image
recording
Still image size/
quality
Still image
erase 1
Still image
protect 1
CENT.WEIGHT.AVERAGE,
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When recording still images with the drive mode set to [SINGLE], this menu item will appear
only if you press the FUNC. button while reviewing the still image within the time selected for
the [REVIEW] setting (or immediately after recording it, if set to [OFF]).
Recording mode: You can choose between XP (high quality), SP (standard play) or LP
(long play).
 Approximate recording times with the supplied DVD-R blank disc are as follows:
XP : 20 min., SP : 30 minutes, LP : 60 minutes.
 Recording in LP mode gives you a longer recording time; however, depending
on the condition of the disc (long usage, imperfections, etc.) the picture and
sound recorded in LP mode may be distorted. We recommend using the XP or
SP mode for important recordings.
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 Depending on the recording mode, you might occasionally notice a brief stop of the
picture or sound at the point where the scene changes.
 The camcorder uses a variable bit rate (VBR) when encoding the video data so the
actual recording times will vary depending on the content of the scenes.
PLAY
Menu Items
Add to playlist 1
Move a scene 2
Divide a scene
Delete a scene
Convert to scene
Copy [
]
Copy [
]
Still image erase
Slideshow
Still image protect
Print order
Transfer order
1
2
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Setting Options
ALL SCENES, ONE SCENE, CANCEL
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
CANCEL, START
OFF, ON
0 ~ 99 COPIES
OFF, ON
This option is available only from the original movies index screen.
This option is available only from the playlist index screen.
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85
88
86
95
94
94
92
41
96
120
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Changing the Metering Method
You can select the light metering mode.
EVALUATIVE
CENT.WEIGHT.AVERAGE
SPOT
(
60)
Appropriate for standard shooting conditions, including
backlit scenes. The camcorder divides the picture into
several zones for light metering and evaluates complex
lighting conditions in order to achieve the optimal
exposure of the subject.
Averages the light metered from the entire screen, giving
more weight to the subject in the center.
Meters the area within the spot AE point frame. Use this
setting for adjusting the exposure to match the subject in
the center of the screen.
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EVALUATIVE
Advanced Features
Changing the FUNC. Settings
1. Set the camcorder to record still images (
) and set the
mode dial to , Tv or Av.
2. Press the FUNC. button.
3. First, select (
) the current light metering symbol from the left side
column and then select (
) the desired option from the bottom bar.
4. Press the FUNC. button to save the setting and close the menu.
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Setting the White Balance
You can choose one of the preset settings to reproduce colors more accurately, or set a
custom white balance to obtain the setting best suited to your specific recording
conditions.
Settings are automatically set by the camcorder. Use this
setting for outdoor scenes.
For recording outdoors on a bright day.
For recording in shaded places.
For recording on a cloudy day.
For recording under tungsten and tungsten type (3-wavelength)
fluorescent lighting.
For recording under warm white, cool white or warm white type
(3-wavelength) fluorescent lighting.
For recording under daylight or daylight type (3-wavelength)
fluorescent lighting.
Use the custom white balance setting to make white subjects
appear white under colored lighting.
AUTO
DAYLIGHT
SHADE
CLOUDY
TUNGSTEN
FLUORESECENT
FLUORESCENT H
SET
White sheet or paper
(if you select
SET)
Zoom lever
Mode dial
FUNC. button
Multi Selector
(
60)
AUTO
1. Set the camcorder to a recording mode (
or
)
and set the mode dial to a position other than
or
.
2. Press the FUNC. button.
3. First, select (
) the current white balance symbol from the left side
column and then select (
) the desired option from the bottom bar.
If you select a white balance setting other than [
To set the custom white balance when you select [
SET], continue directly to step 5.
SET]:
4. Point the camcorder at a white object, zoom in until it fills the whole
screen and press (
).
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• Keep the camcorder zoomed at the white object until step 5 is completed.
•
flashes and stops flashing when the adjustment is complete.
5. Press the FUNC. button to save the setting and close the menu.
 Depending on the type of fluorescent light, optimal color balance may not be
obtained with [FLUORESCENT] or [FLUORESCENT H]. If the color looks
unnatural, adjust it using [AUTO] or [SET].
 When you have set the custom white balance:
- Depending on the light source,
may keep flashing. The result will still be
better than with the [AUTO] setting.
- Reset the white balance when the lighting condition changes.
- Turn off the digital zoom.
 The camcorder retains the custom white balance setting even if you turn it off.
 Custom white balance may provide better results in the following cases:
- Changing lighting conditions
- Close-ups
- Subjects in a single color (sky, sea or forest)
- Under mercury lamps and certain types of fluorescent lights
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Advanced Features
Changing the FUNC. Settings
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Applying Image Enhancing Effects
You can record with different color saturation and contrast effects.
IMAGE EFFECT OFF
VIVID
NEUTRAL
LOW SHARPENING
SOFT SKIN DETAIL
CUSTOM
(
60)
Records with no image enhancing effects.
Emphasizes the contrast and color saturation.
Tones down the contrast and color saturation.
Records subjects with softened outlines.
Softens the details in the skin tone area for a more
complimentary appearance.
Allows you to adjust the brightness, contrast, sharpness and
color depth of the image.
[BRIGHTN.]:
(-) Darker picture,
(+) Brighter picture
[CONTRAST]: (-) Flatter picture,
(+) More defined light and shade
[SHARPNESS]: (-) Vaguer outlines,
(+) Sharper outlines
[COL.DEPTH]: (-) Shallower colors,
(+) Richer color tonality
IMAGE EFFECT OFF
1. Set the camcorder to a recording mode (
or
)
and set the mode dial to .
2. Press the FUNC. button.
3. First, select (
) the current image effect symbol from the left side
column and then select (
) the desired option from the bottom bar.
To set the custom image effect when you select [
CUSTOM]:
4. Press (
). Select (
) the custom setting option (brightness,
contrast, sharpness and color depth) and adjust (
) each setting as
desired. Press (
) again to save the customized adjustments.
5. Press the FUNC. button to save the setting and close the menu.
[SOFT SKIN DETAIL]: To obtain the best effect, use this function when recording a
person in close-up. Note that areas similar to the skin color may lack in detail.
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Continuous Shooting and Exposure
Bracketing
SINGLE
CONT.SHOOT.
(Continuous Shooting)
HISPEED CONT.SHOOT.
(High-Speed Continuous
Shooting)
AEB (Auto Exposure
Bracketing)
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Records a single still image.
Captures a series of still images as long as you hold the
PHOTO button pressed down. For the number of frames
per second, refer to the table on the next page.
The camcorder records a still image in three different
exposures (dark, normal, light in 1/2 EV steps), allowing
you to choose the shot you like the best.
DRIVE MODE button
PHOTO button
1. Set the camcorder to record still images on the card (
and set the mode dial to a position other than
.
If you are recording still images on the disc (
images (
36).
/
), change the media for the still
2. Press the DRIVE MODE button repeatedly to cycle between the drive
modes.
3. Press the PHOTO button halfway to activate the autofocus.
)
Advanced Features
Changing the FUNC. Settings
Mode dial
Continuous Shooting/High-Speed Continuous Shooting:
4. Press the PHOTO button fully and hold it pressed down.
A series of still images will be recorded as long as you hold the PHOTO button
pressed.
Auto Exposure Bracketing:
4. Press the PHOTO button fully.
Three still images in different exposures will be recorded on the memory card.
 The drive mode can also be selected from the FUNC. menu (
60).
 The DRIVE MODE button cannot be used while the FUNC. menu is being
displayed.
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 Maximum number of continuous shots at one time:
Frames per Second
Still Image Size
L 2304x1736
M1 1632x1224
M2 1280x960
S 640x480
Normal speed
High speed
Using the Flash
Maximum
Number of
Continuous
Shots
2.1 frames
2.1 frames
2.1 frames
10 images
2.5 frames
3.8 frames
2.1 frames
10 images
3.0 frames
5.0 frames
2.5 frames
60 images
3.0 frames
5.0 frames
2.5 frames
60 images
These figures are approximate and vary with the recording conditions and subjects.
The actual number of frames per second will be lower when “
” (camcorder shake
warning) is displayed on the screen.
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Creating Panoramic Images
You can shoot a series of overlapping images and merge them on a computer into one
large panoramic image using the supplied software (PhotoStitch). For further details
about the procedure refer to the software’s instruction manual on the supplied software
CD-ROM.
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PHOTO button
FUNC. button
Multi Selector
60)
SINGLE
1. Set the camcorder to record still images on the card (
and set the mode dial to a position other than
.
If you are recording still images on the disc (
images (
36).
/
)
), change the media for the still
2. Press the FUNC. button.
3. First, select (
) the current drive mode symbol from the left side
column and then select (
) the [
STITCH AST] option from the
bottom bar and press (
).
Advanced Features
Changing the FUNC. Settings
(
The Stitch Assist screen appears.
4. Select (
) the direction in which you will take the sequence of still
images.
5. Select the recording program and zoom on the subject.
• The manual focus and manual exposure adjustment cannot be used with the Stitch
Assist mode.
• Once the sequence has started, you cannot change the recording program or zoom.
6. Press the PHOTO button to record the first image.
The number of images recorded so far and the direction and number of the next image
appear below the image.
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7. Record the next image so that it overlaps a portion of the previous
one. Repeat this step until you complete the panoramic image.
• Try to include a distinctive item (landmark, etc.) in the overlapping portion. Minor
discrepancies in the overlapping area can be corrected with the software.
• You can retake an image using the multi selector (
) to cancel the image
recorded last and return to the previous one.
• Up to 26 images can be recorded.
8. Press the FUNC. button after the last image.
 Compose each image so that it overlaps 30 to 50% of the adjoining image. Try
to keep the vertical misalignment within 10%.
 Do not include a moving subject in the overlapping portion.
 Do not try to stitch images that include both distant and close subjects. They
may appear warped or doubled up.
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Using the Digital Effects
The digital effects include faders, video effects, multi-image screen and card mix. All
digital effects are available only when recording movies (
), except for the
[BLK & WHT] (Black and White) effect, which is available also when recording still images
(
).
Faders (
E
72)
Begin or end scenes with a fade to or from black.
Fade Trigger (FADE-T)
Wipe (WIPE)
Corner Wipe (CORNER)
Jump (JUMP)
Flip (FLIP)
Puzzle (PUZZLE)
Zigzag (ZIGZAG)
Beam (BEAM)
Tide (TIDE)
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Add flavor to your recordings. Sound will be recorded normally.
Black and White (BLK&WHT)
Sepia (SEPIA)
Art (ART)
Mosaic (MOSAIC)
Ball (BALL)
Cube (CUBE)
Wave (WAVE)
Color Mask (COLOR M.)
Mirror (MIRROR)
Advanced Features
Changing the FUNC. Settings
Effects (
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Multi-Image Screen (
73)
Captures moving subjects as a sequence of 4, 9 or 16 still images and displays them as
one split screen. Sound will be recorded normally.
4 split images
Card Mix (
9 split images
16 split images
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Combines a still image from the memory card with your recording.
 Turn off the digital effects [D.EFFECT OFF] when you are not using them.
 The camcorder retains the setting last used even if you turn off the digital effects
or change the recording program. However, you will need to select again the
still image for the Card Mix effect.
Selecting a Fader
(
60)
D.EFFECT OFF
1. Set the camcorder to record movies (
dial to a position other than
.
) and set the mode
2. Press the FUNC. button.
3. First, select (
) the current digital effects symbol
from the left side column and then select (
) the
[ FADER] option from the bottom bar and press
(
).
4. Select (
) a fader from the list.
The selected fader will be demonstrated on the current screen and will also be shown
in a small animation at the right corner of the bottom bar.
5. Press the FUNC. button to save the setting and close the menu.
The symbol of the selected fader appears.
6. Press the D.EFFECTS button.
• The symbol changes to green and the fader is activated.
• Pressing the D.EFFECTS button again deactivates the fader.
7. Fade in:
Press the start/stop button in record
pause mode.
Fade out: Press the start/stop button in record
mode.
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Selecting an Effect
(
60)
D.EFFECT OFF
E
1. Set the camcorder to a recording mode (
and set the mode dial to a position other than
or
)
.
2. Press the FUNC. button.
3. First, select (
) the current digital effects symbol
from the left side column and then select (
) the
[ EFFECT] option from the bottom bar and press
(
).
When recording still images, only the [
continue directly to step 5.
4. Select (
BLK&WHT] effect is available. Select it and
) an effect from the list.
The selected effect will be demonstrated on the current screen and will also be shown
in a small animation at the right corner of the bottom bar.
5. Press the FUNC. button to save the setting and close the menu.
The symbol of the selected effect appears.
6. Press the D.EFFECTS button.
Using the Multi-Image Screen
(
60)
D.EFFECT OFF
1. Set the camcorder to record movies (
dial to a position other than
or
.
) and turn the mode
Advanced Features
Changing the FUNC. Settings
• The symbol changes to green and the effect is activated.
• Pressing the D.EFFECTS button again deactivates the effect.
2. Press the FUNC. button.
3. First, select (
) the current digital effects symbol
from the left side column and then select (
) the
[ MULTI-S] option from the bottom bar and press
(
).
4. Select (
) the [S.SPEED] option and set (
) the transition speed.
•
•
•
•
Manual: For capturing images manually.
Fast: Every 4 frames
Moderate [MOD.]: Every 6 frames
Slow: Every 8 frames
5. Select (
) the [S.SPLIT] option and set (
images to capture.
) the number of split
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6. Press (
menu.
“
) to save the setting and press the FUNC. button to close the
” appears.
7. Press the D.EFFECTS button.
• “ ” changes to green.
• [FAST], [MOD.], [SLOW]: The number of images selected will
be captured at the set speed. To cancel the multi-image
screen, press the D.EFFECTS button.
• [MANUAL]: Images will be captured every time you press the D.EFFECTS button.
The blue frame indicating the next split image in the sequence disappears after the
last image. Holding the D.EFFECTS button pressed down for more than 1 second
cancels the images one after another.
Combining Images (Card Mix)
You can choose one of the sample images (including picture frames, backgrounds and
animations) from the collection on the supplied DIGITAL VIDEO SOLUTION DISK and
combine it with your live video recording to add a note of playfulness to your movies.
Card Chroma Key [CARD CHROMA]
Combines frames with your recordings. The live video
recording will appear instead of the blue area of the card mix
image.
Mix level adjustment: Blue area of the still image.
Card Luminance Key [CARD LUMI.]
Combines illustrations or titles with your recordings. The live
video recording will appear instead of the light area of the
card mix image.
Mix level adjustment: Light area of the still image.
Camera Chroma Key [CAM. CHROMA]
Combines backgrounds with your recordings. Record your
subject in front of a blue background and any part of your
subject that is not blue will appear superimposed on the
picture with the card mix image serving as background.
Mix level adjustment: Blue area of the live video recording.
Card Animation [C. ANIMATION]
Combines animations with your recordings. You can choose
from three types of card animation effects.
• Corner: The animation appears on the upper left and the
lower right corner of the screen.
• Straight: The animation appears on the top and bottom of
the screen and moves right and left.
• Random: The animation moves randomly on the screen.
Mix level adjustment: Blue area of the card animation image.
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Mode dial
E
FUNC. button
Multi Selector
(
60)
D.EFFECT OFF
1. Set the camcorder to record movies (
).
2. Upload a sample image from the supplied CD-ROM to the memory
card.
Refer to Adding Still Images from Your Computer to the Memory Card in the Digital
Video Software instruction manual (electronic version on PDF file).
If you selected [C.ANIMATION], select (
animation type preferred.
) [ANIMAT.TYPE] and set (
) the
Advanced Features
Changing the FUNC. Settings
3. Set the mode dial to a position other than
.
4. Press the FUNC. button.
5. First, select (
) the current digital effects symbol from the left side
column and then select (
) the [ CARD MIX] option from the
bottom bar and press (
).
6. Select (
) the [IMAGE SELECT] option, and then select (
) the
still image you want to combine.
7. Select (
) the [MIX TYPE] option, and set (
) a mix type
appropriate for the image you selected.
8. If you want to adjust the mix level, select (
) [MIX LEVEL] and set
(
) the level preferred.
9. Press (
) to save the settings and press the FUNC. button to close
the menu.
“
” appears.
10.Press the D.EFFECTS button.
• “ ” changes to green and the combined image appears.
• Still images cannot be recorded on the memory card while the Card Mix function is
activated.
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Selecting the Size and Quality of Still
Images
Still images are recorded on the memory card or the disc using the JPEG (Joint
Photographic Experts Group) compression.
You can select the size and quality of still images. As a general rule select a larger image
size for higher quality stills (for example for printing and enlarging); or a smaller image
size if you want to record more images on the memory card or want smaller file sizes (for
example for e-mail attachments or for web pages).
Approximate number of still images that can be recorded on a
memory card:
Image Size
Image Quality
16 MB Card
128 MB Card
256 MB Card
L 2304X1736
3
45
90
6
70
145
15
155
310
M1 1632X1224
9
85
175
13
135
275
25
250
500
M2 1280X960
15
140
280
20
215
430
S 640X480
40
75 105 170
395 690 955 1525
795 1380 1900 3040
Approximate number of still images that can be recorded on a disc:
Image Size
L 2304X1736
M1 1632X1224
M2 1280X960
S 640X480
Image Quality
DVD-R/RW
545 855 1815 1025 1585 2910 1630 2495 4595 7945 9999 9999
VIDEO Mode
DVD-RW
545 855 1820 1025 1590 2915 1635 2500 4605 7960 11680* 19470*
VR Mode
: Super Fine,
: Fine,
: Normal
* This number is the number of images that can be recorded on the disc; however, the
maximum number of remaining images displayed on the screen will be 9999.
 Depending on the number of images on the memory card or disc (Windows:
more than 1800 images; Macintosh: more than 1000 images), you may not be
able to download images to a computer. Try using a card reader to download
the still images recorded on the memory card.
 Connection to a PictBridge compliant printer will not work when the memory
card contains more than 1800 images. For best performance, we recommend
to keep the number of images on the memory card under 100.
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(
60)
L
2304x1736/FINE
1. Set the camcorder to record still images (
).
2. Press the FUNC. button.
3. First, select (
) the current image size and quality symbol from the
left side column and then select (
) the desired image size from the
bottom bar.
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The number on the right indicates the approximate number of images that can be
recorded on the memory card or disc at the current image size/quality setting.
4. If you want to change also the image quality: Press (
(
) the desired image quality from the bottom bar.
You can press (
) and select
) again to go back to select the image size (step 3).
5. Press the FUNC. button to save the setting and close the menu.
Advanced Features
Changing the FUNC. Settings
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Capturing a Still Image while
Recording Movies
While you are recording a movie on the disc you can simultaneously capture the same
picture as a still image on the memory card without interrupting your recording to change
modes. The size of the still image will be S 640x480 and cannot be changed, but the
image quality can be selected.
(
60)
STILL I. REC OFF
1. Set the camcorder to record movies (
).
2. Press the FUNC. button.
3. First, select (
) the current image recording symbol from the left
side column and then select (
) the desired image quality from the
bottom bar.
4. Press the FUNC. button to save the setting and close the menu.
5. While you are recording a movie, press the PHOTO button.
The still image is recorded on the memory card while the screen continues to show
the video recording.
 The still image cannot be recorded simultaneously on the disc.
 The quality of the still image is slightly lower than a still image of the same size
recorded in the
mode.
 The still image cannot be recorded on the memory card while recording in
Widescreen or while a digital effect is activated.
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Changing Settings with the MENU
Button
Changing the MENU Settings
You can modify many aspects of how your camcorder operates from the various setup
menus that open after pressing the MENU button. For a list of the settings that can be
changed using these setup menus, see Available Settings List (MENU) (
80).
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MENU button
Multi Selector
Selecting Menus and Settings
1. Press the MENU button.
5. Press the MENU button.
Advanced Features
Changing the MENU Settings
2. Use the multi selector (
) to select the setup
menu from the left side column and press (
).
3. Select (
) the setting you want to change and
press (
) to make the selection.
4. Select (
) the desired option and press (
) to
save the setting.
 Menu items not available appear in black.
 Pressing the MENU button at any time closes the menu.
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Available Settings List (MENU)
Available menu items vary depending on the operation mode. Default settings are in
boldface text. For details on each function, see the reference page. Functions without a
reference page are explained below the tables.
CAMERA, PLAY,
,
: Refer to the operating mode (
12).
: Movies/Still images on the disc.
: Still images on the memory card.
Camera Setup (Digital Zoom, Image Stabilizer, etc.)
CAMERA SETUP
CAMERA
Menu Items
A.SL SHUTTER
D.ZOOM
AF AST LAMP
ZOOM SPEED
IMG STAB
FOCUS PRI.
SPOT AE PT.
ND
REVIEW
WIND SCREEN
SELF TIMER
Setting Options
ON,
OFF
OFF,
40x,
200x
AUTO,
OFF
VARIABLE,
SPEED 3,
SPEED 2,
SPEED1
ON
,
OFF
ON,
OFF
CENTER,
AF POINT
AUTO,
OFF
OFF,
2sec,
4sec,
6sec,
8sec,
10sec
ON
,
OFF
ON ,
OFF
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A.SL SHUTTER: The camcorder automatically uses slow shutter speeds to obtain
brighter recordings in places with insufficient lighting.
 The camcorder uses shutter speeds down to 1/30 (1/15 when recording still images).
 The auto slow shutter can only be used when the mode dial is set to
or .
 When recording still images, set the flash mode to
(flash off).
 If a trailing afterimage appears, set the slow shutter to [OFF].
 If “
” (camcorder shake warning) appears, we recommend stabilizing the camcorder,
for example, by mounting it on a tripod.
D.ZOOM: Determines the operation of the digital zoom.
 When the digital zoom is activated, the camcorder will switch automatically to the
digital zoom when you zoom in beyond the optical zoom range.
 With the digital zoom the image is digitally processed, so image resolution will
deteriorate the more you zoom in.
 The digital zoom indicator will appear in light blue from 10x up to 40x and dark blue
from 40x to 200x.
 The digital zoom cannot be used in the
Night modes or with the multi-image screen.
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IMG STAB
telephoto.
: The image stabilizer compensates for camcorder shake even at full
 The image stabilizer is designed to compensate for a normal degree of camcorder
shake.
 The image stabilizer may not be effective when recording in dark places using the
Night modes.
 The image stabilizer cannot be turned off when the mode dial is set to
.
 We recommend turning off the image stabilizer when using a tripod.
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FOCUS PRI.: The camcorder records the still image only after the focus has been
adjusted.
 Set it to [OFF] if you wish to record a still image as soon as you press the PHOTO
button. When set to [OFF], no focusing frame appears.
 Focus priority cannot be turned off when the mode dial is set to
.
 In the
Fireworks recording program (SCN) the setting is automatically turned off.
SPOT AE PT.: Decides what frame will be used for measuring the light when the metering
method in the FUNC. menu is set to [SPOT].
ND: Will automatically activate the ND (neutral density) filter in surroundings that are too
bright.
 The ND filter can only be used when the mode dial is set to
.
REVIEW: Selects the time to display a still image after it has been recorded on the
memory card.
 You can erase (
92) or protect (
96) the image if you press the FUNC. button
while you are reviewing the image (or immediately after recording it, if set to [OFF]).
 This menu item will not be available when
(continuous shooting),
(high-speed
continuous shooting) or
(auto exposure bracketing) is selected.
Advanced Features
Changing the MENU Settings
 [CENTER]: The exposure will be adjusted according to the subject in the center of the
picture.
 [AF POINT]: The exposure will be tied to the autofocus frames and adjusted according
to the subject or subjects in the one or more AF frames selected.
 The spot AE point is set to [CENTER] in all recording programs except , Tv or Av.
 The last setting will be retained even if you change the position of the mode dial.
WIND SCREEN: When activated, the camcorder will reduce the background sound of
wind when recording outdoors.
 Set the mode dial to a position other than
.
 Some low-frequency sounds will be suppressed along with the sound of wind. We
recommend to leave the wind screen [OFF] for most recording environments.
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Disc Operations (Photomovie, Finalize, etc.)
DISC OPERATIONS
CAMERA
Menu Items
DISC INFO
DISC INITIALIZE
FINALIZE
UNFINALIZE
MOVIES ALL DEL 1
PLAYLST ALL DEL 2
DISC PROTECT
PHOTOMOVIE
DISC TITLE
1
2
PLAY
Setting Options
–
90
98
101
87
87
89
95
91
–
VIDEO, VR
NO, YES
NO, YES
NO, YES
NO, YES
NO, YES
NO, YES
–
This option is available only in the original movies mode.
This option is available only in the playlist mode.
DISC INFO: Displays a screen where you can verify the details regarding the disc.
 The disc information includes the disc title, the disc type (DVD-R or DVD-RW), the disc
specification (VIDEO mode or VR mode), and icons that indicate if the disc is finalized
( ) or protected (
).
Still Image Operations (Card Initialization, Disc-Card Copy, etc.)
STILL IMAGE OPERATIONS
PLAY
Menu Items
Setting Options
ORD. ALL ERASE
NO, YES
ORD. ALL ERASE NO, YES
ERASE ALL IMAGES NO, YES
CARD INITIALIZE
NO, YES
ALL COPY [
] NO, YES
ALL COPY [
] NO, YES
PROTECT 1
PRINT ORDER 1
TRANSFER ORDER 1
1
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This option is available only when you press the MENU button in the index screen.
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114
93
97
94
94
96
120
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Display Setup (LCD Brightness, Language, etc.)
DISPLAY SETUP
Menu Items
Setting Options
CAMERA
PLAY
E
BRIGHTNESS
LCD MIRROR
DATA CODE
-
ON,
OFF
DATE, TIME,
DATE & TIME,
CAMERA DATA,
CAM. & D/T
DATE, TIME,
DATE & TIME
LEVEL MARKER
ON,
OFF
LANGUAGE
DEUTSCH, ENGLISH, ESPAÑOL,
FRANÇAIS, ITALIANO, POLSKI,
,
,
,
,
,
DEMO MODE
ON,
OFF
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BRIGHTNESS: Adjusts the brightness of the LCD screen.
 Use the multi selector (
) to adjust the brightness to your preference.
 Changing the brightness of the LCD screen does not affect that of the viewfinder or the
recordings.
LEVEL MARKER: A horizontal line will appear at the center of the screen. You can frame
the picture better by referring to the level marker.
DEMO MODE: The demonstration mode displays the camcorder’s main features. It starts
automatically when the camcorder is powered with the power adapter if you leave it
turned on without loading a recording media for more than 5 minutes.
Advanced Features
Changing the MENU Settings
LCD MIRROR: When you rotate the LCD panel 180 degrees to face the subject, the
picture displayed will be a mirror image (right and left reversed) so that the image on the
display will match that of the subject. All on-screen displays will also be reversed.
 To cancel the demo mode once it started, press any button, turn off the camcorder or
load a recording media.
System Setup (Volume, Beep, Media Select, etc.)
SYSTEM SETUP
Menu Items
MEDIA SEL.
WL. REMOTE
VOLUME
BEEP
POWER SAVE
FILE NOS.
TV TYPE
Setting Options
CARD,
DISC
ON,
OFF
HIGH VOLUME,
LOW VOLUME,
OFF
ON,
OFF
RESET,
CONTINUOUS
NORMAL TV,
WIDE TV
CAMERA
PLAY
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WL. REMOTE: Allows the camcorder to be operated with the wireless controller.
BEEP: A beep will accompany some operations like turning on the camcorder, the selftimer countdown, etc. It also serves as a warning beep under unusual conditions.
POWER SAVE: In order to save power when the camcorder is powered by a battery
pack, it will automatically shut off if left without any operation for five minutes.
Approximately 30 seconds before the camcorder shuts off the message “ AUTO
POWER OFF” will appear.
FILE NOS.: Select the image numbering method to be used on a new memory card or
disc.
Images are automatically assigned consecutive image numbers from 0101 to 9900, and
stored in folders containing up to 100 images. Folders are numbered from 101 to 998.
[RESET]: Image numbering will start anew from 101-0101 every time you insert a new
memory card or disc. If it already contains image files, a new image will be given the
number following that of the last image on the card or disc.
[CONTINUOUS]: Image numbering will start from the number following that of the last
image recorded with the camcorder. If the memory card or disc already contains an image
with a larger image number, a new image will be given the number following that of the
last image on the recording media. This method is useful for organizing images on a
computer. We recommend using the [CONTINUOUS] setting.
 The [FILE NOS.] setting is common to the memory card and the disc.
TV TYPE: In order to display the picture in full and in the correct aspect ratio, select the
setting according to the type of television to which you will connect the camcorder.
[NORMAL TV]: TV sets with 4:3 aspect ratio.
[WIDE TV]: TV sets with 16:9 aspect ratio.
Date/Time Setup
DATE/TIME SETUP
Menu Items
Setting Options
CAMERA
PLAY
T.ZONE/DST
DATE/TIME
DATE FORMAT Y.M.D (2006.1.1 AM12:00),
M.D,Y (JAN.1,2006 12:00AM),
D.M.Y (1.JAN.2006 12:00AM)
DATE FORMAT: Changes the displayed date format (including the date format for
printing).
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Editing Functions
Creating a Playlist
Disc Options (DVD-RW in VR mode only)
Create a playlist to easily edit your movies (for example, change the order in which the
scenes you recorded will be played back or edit scenes including only the best parts and
cutting out the rest) without affecting your original recordings. After you create a playlist
you will have two index screens: that of your original recordings (the scene index screen)
and the one you edit as a playlist (the playlist index screen).
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Available only with DVD-RW discs recorded in VR mode.
Adding Scenes to the Playlist
1. Set the camcorder to play movies (
).
2. From the index screen, select (
,
) the scene you want to add to
the playlist and press the FUNC. button.
To add all the movies to the playlist there is no need to select any particular scene.
3. Select (
) the
(ADD TO PLAYLIST) icon and press (
).
4. Select (
) either [ALL SCENES] to add all the movies to the playlist
or [ONE SCENE] to add only the selected scene and press (
).
5. Select (
) [YES] and press (
).
When the operation is completed “ADDED TO PLAYLIST” will be displayed. Press the
PLAYLIST button to check the scenes in the playlist index screen.
Moving Scenes in the Playlist
The scene to be moved will be marked by the orange selection frame.
4. Press the FUNC. button.
5. Select (
) the
(MOVE) icon and press (
).
6. Move (
,
) the orange marker to indicate where you want to
move the scene and press (
).
7. Select (
) [YES] and press (
) to move the scene to the selected
destination.
Editing Functions
Disc Options (DVD-RW in VR mode only)
1. Set the camcorder to play movies (
).
2. Press the PLAYLIST button to open the playlist index screen.
3. Select (
,
) the scene you want to move.
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Deleting Scenes
You can delete those scenes that you are not interested in keeping. Remember that when
you delete scenes in the playlist, you do not affect your original recordings; However,
when you delete an original recording, it will be deleted also from the playlist.
This option is only available with DVD-RW discs (VIDEO or VR mode). However, with
DVD-RW discs recorded in VIDEO mode only the last scene can be deleted and only
while reviewing it immediately after recording the scene (
34).
Be careful when deleting original recordings. Once deleted, an original scene
cannot be recovered.
 Scenes cannot be deleted when the disc is protected (
89).
 You may not be able to delete scenes shorter than 5 seconds long.
Deleting a Single Scene
This option is only available with DVD-RW discs recorded in VR mode.
1. Set the camcorder to play movies (
).
2. From the index screen, select (
,
) the scene you want to delete
and press the FUNC. button.
3. Select (
) the
(DELETE) icon and press (
).
4. Select (
) [YES] and press (
) to delete the scene.
To Delete a Scene only from the Playlist
After Step 1 above, press the PLAYLIST button to open the playlist index screen and
continue the procedure as described.
Deleting a Scene After Recording
As long as you haven’t turned the camcorder off or changed the operation mode after
recording a scene, you can delete it while reviewing it. This option is only available with
DVD-RW discs (VIDEO or VR mode).
1. Immediately after recording a scene (
), press the
(record review) button.
2. While reviewing the scene, use the multi selector (
) to select the
icon and press (
).
3. Select (
) [YES] and press (
) to delete the scene.
Do not change the position of the power switch or the
scene is being deleted.
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/
switch while the
Deleting All Scenes
This option is only available with DVD-RW discs recorded in VR mode.
MENU
(
79)
DISC OPERATIONS
MOVIES ALL DEL
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1. Set the camcorder to play movies (
).
2. Press the MENU button.
3. Use the multi selector (
,
) to select the [DISC OPERATIONS]
menu and then select the [MOVIES ALL DEL] option.
4. Select (
) [YES] and press (
) to delete all the scenes.
Deleting all the original scenes will also delete the whole playlist.
5. Press the MENU button to close the menu.
To Delete the Whole Playlist
After Step 1 above, press the PLAYLIST button to open the playlist index screen and in
Step 3 select the [PLAYLST ALL DEL] option. Continue the procedure as described.
Editing Functions
Disc Options (DVD-RW in VR mode only)
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Dividing a Scene
You can divide your recordings in order to leave only the best parts and later cut out the
rest. Remember that when you divide scenes in the playlist, you do not affect your original
recordings. Photomovie scenes and scenes created by converting single still images
cannot be divided.
Available only with DVD-RW discs recorded in VR mode.
Dividing Scenes
1. Set the camcorder to play movies (
).
2. From the index screen, select (
,
) the scene you want to divide
and press the FUNC. button.
3. Select (
) the
(DIVIDE) icon and press (
).
The scene will be played back.
4. At the place where you want to divide the scene, press (
).
5. You can use the following icons and the special playback modes
(
40) to bring the scene to a precise point.
/
/
: Skip to the beginning of the current/next scene.
: One frame reverse/advance.
6. Select (
7. Select (
) the
icon and press (
).
) [YES] and press (
) to divide the scene.
The second part of the scene (starting from the dividing point) will be added as a
separate scene immediately after the original one.
To Divide a Scene only in the Playlist
After Step 1 above, press the PLAYLIST button to open the playlist index screen and
continue the procedure as described.
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Protecting the Disc
You can protect the whole disc in order to prevent the accidental erasure of important
recordings.
E
Available only with DVD-RW discs recorded in VR mode.
Initializing the disc (
protected.
MENU
(
79)
90) will permanently erase all recordings, even if the disc is
DISC OPERATIONS
DISC PROTECT
1. Set the camcorder to play movies or view still images recorded on the
disc (
or
/
).
2. Press the MENU button.
3. Use the multi selector (
,
) to select the [DISC OPERATIONS]
menu and then select the [DISC PROTECT] option.
4. Select (
) [YES] and press (
) to protect the disc.
5. Press the MENU button to close the menu.
Editing Functions
Disc Options (DVD-RW in VR mode only)
89
Initializing the Disc
You need to initialize a DVD-RW disc when first inserting it into the camcorder and you
may have to initialize a disc if you get the “DISC ERROR” message. You can also choose
to initialize the disc if you wish to erase all the recordings on the disc or in order to change
the disc specification.
 Initializing the disc will erase all recordings, even if the disc is protected. The
original recordings cannot be recovered.
 Initialize all DVD-RW discs before using them with this camcorder.
MENU
(
79)
DISC OPERATIONS
DISC INITIALIZE
1. Set the camcorder either to record or play movies or to record or view
still images on the disc (
,
,
/
or
/
).
2. Press the MENU button.
3. Use the multi selector (
,
) to select the [DISC OPERATIONS]
menu and then select the [DISC INITIALIZE] option.
4. Select (
) the disc specification and press (
).
• [VIDEO] mode: Most DVD players will play the disc, but except for the disc title, the
recordings cannot be edited with the camcorder.
• [VR] mode: You will have the option to edit the recordings with the camcorder, but
the disc can only be played in VR mode-compatible DVD players and computer DVD
drives.
5. You will be asked to confirm the disc specification you selected.
Select (
) [YES] and press (
) to continue.
Select [NO] and press (
6. Select (
) to return and select a different disc specification.
) [YES] and press (
) to initialize the disc.
The disc initialization will take approximately one minute. Avoid moving the camcorder
while the operation is in progress.
7. Once the [DISC OPERATIONS] menu is displayed, press the MENU
button to close the menu
90
Changing the Disc Title
Before you finalize your disc, you can give it a title. The disc title will be displayed on the
index screen when playing the finalized disc in most DVD players.
MENU
(
79)
DISC OPERATIONS
E
DISC TITLE
1. Set the camcorder to play movies (
).
2. Press the MENU button.
3. Use the multi selector (
,
) to select the [DISC OPERATIONS]
menu and then select the [DISC TITLE] option.
4. Select (
,
) one character at a time and press (
) to add it to
the title.
• Select [BACKSPACE] and press (
) to delete the last character in the title.
• You can set a title up to 20 characters long.
5. Once you finish entering the title, select [SET] and press (
6. Select (
) [YES] and press (
) to save the title.
7. Press the MENU button to close the menu.
).
Editing Functions
Disc Options (DVD-RW in VR mode only)
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Still Image Options
Erasing Still Images
You can erase still images recorded on the memory card or on the disc (DVD-RW only),
one at a time or all at once.
Be careful when erasing images. Erased images cannot be recovered.
Protected images on the memory card and images on a protected disc cannot be
erased.
Erasing a Single Image
Still images recorded on the disc: This option is only available with DVD-RW discs
recorded in VR mode.
(
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
60)
IMAGE ERASE
Set the camcorder to view still images (
).
Press the FUNC. button.
Select (
) the [
IMAGE ERASE] symbol and press (
).
Select (
) [ERASE] and press (
) to erase the still image.
Press the FUNC. button to close the menu.
Erasing a Single Image After Recording
You can erase the still image you recorded last while you are reviewing it within the time
selected for the [REVIEW] setting (or immediately after recording it, if set to [OFF]). Still
images on the disc: This option is only available with DVD-RW discs (VIDEO or VR
mode).
(
60)
IMAGE ERASE
1. While reviewing the image after recording it (
) press the
FUNC. button.
2. Select (
) the [
IMAGE ERASE] symbol and press (
).
3. Select (
) the [ERASE] option and press (
) to erase the still
image.
4. Press the FUNC. button to close the menu.
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Erasing All Images
Still images recorded on the disc: This option is only available with DVD-RW discs
recorded in VR mode.
MENU
(
79)
E
STILL IMG OPER.
ERASE ALL IMAGES
1. Set the camcorder to view still images (
).
2. Press the MENU button.
3. Use the multi selector (
,
) to select the [STILL IMG OPER.] menu
and then select the [ERASE ALL IMAGES] option.
4. Select (
) [YES] and press (
) to erase the still images.
All the non protected still images on the currently selected media will be erased.
5. Press the MENU button to close the menu.
Editing Functions
Still Image Options
93
Copying Still Images Between the Disc
and Memory Card
You can copy still images recorded on the memory card to the disc (for example, to add
them to a Photomovie scene (
95)), or from the disc to the memory card (for example,
to set print orders for a DPOF compatible printer (
120)).
Copying a Single Image
(
60)
COPY [
]
/
COPY [
1. Set the camcorder to view still images (
]
).
Select as the media for the still images, the media from where you want to copy images.
2. Press the FUNC. button.
3. Select (
) the [
] symbol (from the disc to the card) or the [
]
symbol (from the card to the disc).
4. Select (
) [EXECUTE] and press (
) to copy the still image.
5. Press the FUNC. button to close the menu.
Copying All Images
MENU
(
79)
STILL IMG OPER.
ALL COPY [
]
ALL COPY [
]
1. Set the camcorder to view still images (
).
Select as the media for the still images, the media from where you want to copy
images.
2. Press the MENU button.
3. Use the multi selector (
,
) to select the [STILL IMG OPER.] menu
and then select the [ALL COPY [
]] option (from the disc to the
card) or the [ALL COPY [
]] option (from the card to the disc).
The total size of all image files and the available space on the destination media will
be displayed.
4. Select (
) [YES] and press (
) to copy the still images.
5. Press the MENU button to close the menu.
 Still images not recorded with this camera may not be copied correctly.
 When the available space on the copy destination is not enough, the copy
operation will be canceled without copying all images.
 The copy operation may take a while to complete depending on the number and
total size of the image files.
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Converting Still Images into
Photomovie Scenes
Still images are recorded using JPEG compression, but a DVD player only recognizes the
MPEG standard. That is why in order to display your still images as scenes in your DVD,
first you have to create a Photomovie scene – a slideshow of all still images on the disc,
where each image will be displayed for approx. 3 seconds.
E
Converting a Single Image
(
60)
CONVERT TO SCENE
1. Set the camcorder to view still images (
).
2. Select (
) the still image you want to convert to a scene and press
the FUNC. button.
3. Select (
) the [
CONVERT TO SCENE] symbol and press (
).
4. Select (
) [EXECUTE] and press (
) to convert the still image.
The image will be added as a new scene to the original recordings index.
5. Press the FUNC. button to close the menu.
Converting All Images
MENU
(
79)
DISC OPERATIONS
PHOTOMOVIE
If you want to add still images recorded on the memory card to your Photomovie
scene, copy them to the disc in advance (
94).
2. Press the MENU button.
3. Use the multi selector (
,
) to select the [DISC OPERATIONS]
menu and then select the [PHOTOMOVIE] option.
4. Select (
) [YES] and press (
) to create the Photomovie.
5. Press the MENU button to close the menu.
Editing Functions
Still Image Options
1. Set the camcorder to view still images recorded on the disc
(
/
).
The slideshow will be added as a new scene to the original recordings index.
 If during the creation of a Photomovie scene the disc becomes full, the
operation will be canceled.
 Even after being converted to Photomovie scenes, the original still images will
remain recorded on the disc without change.
95
Protecting Still Images on the Memory
Card
You can protect still images recorded on the memory card from accidental erasure while
displaying a single image or from the index screen.
Initializing the memory card (
97) will permanently erase all recorded still
images, even the protected ones.
Protecting a Single Image
(
PROTECT
60)
1. Set the camcorder to view still images recorded on the memory card
(
/
).
2. Press the FUNC. button.
The option is also available while recording still images (
) but only if you
press the FUNC. button while reviewing the still image (
81) within the time
selected for the [REVIEW] setting (or immediately after recording it, if set to [OFF]).
3. Select (
4. Select (
) the [ PROTECT] symbol and press (
).
) [ON] and press (
) to protect the still image.
To cancel the protection, select [OFF].
5. Press the FUNC. button to close the menu.
“
” appears, and now the image cannot be erased.
Protecting Still Images from the Index Screen
MENU
(
79)
STILL IMG OPER.
PROTECT
1. Set the camcorder to view still images recorded on the memory card
(
/
).
2. Move the zoom lever toward W.
The stills index screen appears with up to six still images.
3. Press the MENU button and use the multi selector (
,
) to select
the [STILL IMG OPER.] menu and then select the [
PROTECT]
option.
4. Bring (
,
) the cursor
to the image you want to protect and
press (
). Repeat this step to select other images as desired.
• “
” appears on the image.
• To cancel the protection, press (
) again.
5. Press the MENU button to close the menu and return to the index
screen.
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Initializing the Memory Card
Initialize a new memory card when first inserting it into the camcorder. You may have to
initialize a card if you get the “CARD ERROR” message or you may choose to do so to
erase all data recorded on it.
E
 Initializing the memory card will erase all still images, even the protected ones.
The original still images cannot be recovered.
 Initialize all memory cards before using them with this camcorder.
MENU
(
79)
STILL IMG OPER.
CARD INITIALIZE
1. Set the camcorder to view still images recorded on the memory card
(
/
).
2. Press the MENU button.
3. Use the multi selector (
,
) to select the [STILL IMG OPER.] menu
and then select the [CARD INITIALIZE] option.
4. Select (
) [YES] and press (
).
A confirmation screen will appear.
5. Select (
) [YES] again and press (
).
6. Press the MENU button to close the menu.
Editing Functions
Still Image Options
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Preparing your Disc for Playing on a
DVD Player
Disc Finalization
In order to play the disc you recorded on a DVD player, a computer’s DVD drive or other
digital device, you need to finalize it first. To view your still images on a DVD player you
will need to convert them to Photomovie scenes beforehand (
95).
 Be sure to finalize the disc in normal room temperatures. If the procedure
was not completed correctly due to high temperature, let the camcorder
cool off before resuming operation.
 Place the camcorder on a table or other stable surface before starting the
procedure. Subjecting the camcorder even to slight impacts (for example
to place it on a table or to disconnect the AV cable) after you press the
FINALIZE button or select the menu option may result in permanent data
loss.
 When finalizing a disc, always power the camcorder using the compact power
adapter. The finalization process cannot be started if the camcorder is powered
only with the battery pack.
 Do not disconnect the power adapter while the disc finalization is in progress.
Doing so can interrupt the process and result in lost data.
 Depending on the type of disc and the disc specification, after finalizing the disc
you may not be able to initialize the disc, edit your recordings or add new
recordings to the disc.
 Do not finalize with the camcorder discs that were not recorded using this
camcorder.
 The time required to complete the disc finalization will vary depending on the
scene recording conditions and the amount of free space remaining on the disc.
 The disc finalization can be started using the FINALIZE button or from the
[DISC OPERATIONS] menu using the MENU button (
79).
Restrictions after Disc Finalization
DVD-R
in VIDEO mode
DVD-RW
in VIDEO mode
DVD-RW
in VR mode
Additional
Recordings
Edit Recordings
Initializing
the Disc
Unfinalizing
the Disc
–
–
–
–
*
* You will need to unfinalize the disc first.
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–
–
E
FINALIZE button
1. Set the camcorder either to record or play movies or to record or view
still images on the disc (
,
,
/
or
/
).
2. Press the FINALIZE button.
3. Select [YES] and press (
) to start the disc finalization.
• A progress bar and the remaining time are displayed.
• Avoid moving the camcorder while the disc finalization is in progress.
• When using a finalized disc in a recording mode, the finalization mark “
appear next to the disc type display.
” will
Disc Finalization
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Playing Back your Disc on a DVD
Player or a Computer’s DVD Drive
After you finalized your disc, you can play it on a DVD-R or DVD-RW compatible DVD
player, DVD recorder or DVD drive on a computer. On most DVD players look for the
DVD-R/RW compatibility logo
. Refer also to the instruction manual of your DVD
player or DVD recorder.
Playing the Disc on a DVD Player
1. Turn on the TV and DVD player.
2. Insert a finalized disc in the DVD player.
3. Select the scene you want to play from the index screen.
Playing the Disc on a Computer’s DVD Drive
1. Insert a finalized disc in the computer’s DVD drive.
2. If your DVD playback software does not launch automatically when
inserting a DVD, run the DVD playback software.
• Refer also to the instruction manual and help modules of your DVD playback
software.
• To view still images recorded on the disc, close first any DVD playback software that
may be running.
You need to have DVD playback software installed in your computer to play the
DVD.
 DVD-RW discs recorded in VR mode can only be played on VR compatible
DVD players. Depending on your DVD player/recorder you may not be able to
play the disc.
 In order to view the still images recorded on the disc in a DVD player, you have
to convert individual images to scenes, or create a Photomovie scene (
95)
before you finalize the disc.
 The resolution of Photomovie scenes will be lower than that of the original still
images.
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Recording Additional Movies on a
Finalized Disc
You can unfinalize a disc to allow recording additional scenes after it was finalized.
E
This option is only available with DVD-RW discs in VIDEO mode.
 Be sure to unfinalize the disc in normal room temperatures. If the
procedure was not completed correctly due to high temperature, let the
camcorder cool before resuming operation.
 Place the camcorder on a table or other stable surface before starting the
procedure. Subjecting the camcorder even to slight impacts (for example
to place it on a table or to disconnect the AV cable) after you select the
menu option may result in permanent data loss.
 When unfinalizing a disc, always power the camcorder using the compact
power adapter. The unfinalization process cannot be started if the camcorder is
powered only with the battery pack.
 Do not disconnect the power adapter while the disc unfinalization is in progress.
Doing so can interrupt the process and result in a disc that cannot be
recognized.
 Only discs that were finalized using this camcorder can be unfinalized with this
camcorder.
Disc Can Be Unfinalized
–
DVD-R in VIDEO mode
DVD-RW in VIDEO mode
DVD-RW in VR mode
MENU
(
79)
–
You can record additional scenes even without unfinalizing the disc
DISC OPERATIONS
UNFINALIZE
Disc Finalization
1. Set the camcorder either to record or play movies or to record or view
still images on the disc (
,
,
/
or
/
).
2. Press the MENU button.
3. Use the multi selector (
,
) to select the [DISC OPERATIONS]
menu and then select the [UNFINALIZE] option.
4. Select (
) [YES] and press (
) to start the disc unfinalization.
• A progress bar is displayed.
• Avoid moving the camcorder while the disc unfinalization is in progress.
5. Once the [DISC OPERATIONS] menu is displayed press the MENU
button to close the menu.
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External Connections
Playing Back on a TV Screen
Connecting to a TV and VCR
Selecting the Type of TV
During playback set the [TV TYPE] option according to the TV set to which you connect
the camcorder – [WIDE TV]: TV sets with 16:9 aspect ratio or [NORMAL TV]: TV sets with
4:3 aspect ratio (
84).
Connection Diagram
When connecting the MTC-100 Multi Cable to the camcorder, make sure to insert
the cable straight and in the correct direction – aligning the
marks on the
cable’s connector and on the AV OUT terminal.
Signal flow
TVs with S-Video Input
Terminal
TVs with Audio/Video
Terminals
INPUT
MTC-100
Multi Cable
(Supplied)
S-VIDEO
INPUT
VIDEO
AUDIO
VIDEO
L
R
Open the terminal cover
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AUDIO
L
R
1. Turn off all devices before starting the connections.
2. Connect the MTC-100 Multi Cable to the camcorder’s AV OUT terminal
and the audio and video terminals on the TV or VCR.
• Connect the white plug to the white audio terminal L (left) and the red plug to the red
audio terminal R (right).
• If your TV or VCR has an S-Video input, connect the black plug to the S-VIDEO
terminal and do not connect the yellow plug. Otherwise, connect the yellow plug to
the yellow VIDEO terminal.
E
3. If connecting to a TV, set the input selector to VIDEO. If connecting to
a VCR, set the input selector to LINE.
 We recommend powering the camcorder using the compact power adapter.
 Picture quality is better when connecting to a TV with an S-Video terminal.
 TV sets compatible with the Video ID-1 system will automatically switch to the
appropriate aspect ratio. Otherwise, change the aspect ratio of the TV
manually.
External Connections
Connecting to a TV and VCR
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Recording to a VCR
You can copy your recordings by connecting the camcorder to a VCR or a digital video
device. For a connection diagram showing how to connect the camcorder to a VCR see
the previous section Playing Back on a TV Screen (
102).
1. Set the camcorder to play movies (
) and load a recorded
disc.
2. Connected device: Load a blank cassette and set the device to record
pause mode.
3. This camcorder: Locate the scene you wish to copy and pause
playback shortly before the scene.
4. This camcorder: Resume the movie playback.
5. Connected device: Begin recording when the scene you wish to copy
appears. Stop recording when copying is complete.
6. This camcorder: Stop playback.
 We recommend powering the camcorder using the compact power adapter.
 By default, the on-screen displays will be embedded in the output video signal,
but you can select to turn off the screen displays or select the data that will be
displayed instead (
45).
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Transferring Recordings to a
Computer
Connecting to a Computer
Windows users only:
With the supplied USB cable and the Roxio MyDVD for Canon software you can transfer
the movies and still images you recorded, from the disc to a computer and easily edit
them. For further details about using Roxio MyDVD for Canon, refer also to the software’s
tutorial and help modules.
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Roxio MyDVD for Canon
One-touch dubbing
(Windows XP only)
Transfer recordings
to your computer
Create a backup
disc of your DVD
Insert a blank DVD disc in your computer’s DVD drive (with
writing capabilities), connect the camcorder and with only
pressing the
(print/share) button, create a copy of your
DVD you can instantly share (
107).
You can transfer your recordings to edit them on your computer
(
108).
Transfer your recordings to the computer and even if your
computer does not have a DVD drive with writing capabilities,
use your camcorder itself to create a copy of your DVD (
109).
System Requirements
Operating System:
Microsoft Windows 2000, Windows Me, Windows XP
Minimum Hardware: Pentium III 1 GHz or higher (1.5 GHz or greater, recommended)
128 MB RAM (256 MB or greater, recommended)
10 GB hard drive space (20 GB or greater, recommended)
Video adapter and display supporting at least 1024 x 768 resolution,
16 bit color
Software Requirements: Microsoft Windows Media Player 9 or later
Internet connection (for user registration).
External Connections
Connecting to a Computer
 After installing the Roxio MyDVD for Canon Software:
You will need an Internet connection to complete the user registration. Without
completing the online user registration, you will not be able to use any of the
software’s functions.
 For support concerning Roxio MyDVD for Canon:
Canon Inc. and the Canon related customer support centers do not provide
support concerning the Roxio MyDVD for Canon software. For any questions or
technical issues regarding the software, its installation and operation, please
contact directly Sonic Solutions customer support representatives or access
online the Internet pages listed in the information box in the next page.
 Operation may not work correctly depending on the specifications and settings
of your computer.
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• North America
Web Based Service: http://support.roxio.com
Phone assistance: 866-279-7694 (toll free) or 905-482-5555 (Canada only), 9:00 A.M. to
6:00 P.M., U.S Pacific Time - excluding Weekend and Holidays
• Europe
Web Based Service:
Germany
http://www.roxio.com/en/support/de/emc/index.jhtml
France
http://www.roxio.com/en/support/fr/emc/index.jhtml
U.K
http://www.roxio.com/en/support/uk/
Phone assistance: Germany 0190-735096; France 0892-460909; U.K 0906-7320288,
1:00 P.M. to 10:00 P.M., GMT - excluding Weekend and Holidays
• China/Taiwan
Web Based Service:
http://www.sonictaiwan.com/support/techsupport.aspx
sonicsupport@gil.com.tw
Phone assistance: 02-2658-8765 (Taiwan)
Installing the Software
Start your computer and insert the Roxio MyDVD for Canon software CDROM to your computer’s CD or DVD drive. Continue the installation
process following the indications on the screen.
If the installation program does not run automatically:
1. Open Windows “My Computer”.
2. Double-click on the icon of the CD-ROM or DVD drive where you inserted the disc.
3. Double-click on the “SETUP.EXE” file to run it. (On some computers, the “.EXE” suffix
may not be displayed.).
 Once the installation of Roxio MyDVD for Canon finishes, make sure to connect
to the Internet to complete the user registration online.
 You need to install the software and register online only the first time you
connect the camcorder to the computer. From the second time on, you can
connect the camcorder and run the software as described in the next section
(
107).
Depending on the speed of your Internet connection, the registration process may
take some time.
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Connecting the Camcorder and Running the Software
1. Power the camcorder using the compact power adapter.
2. Start the computer and turn on the camcorder and set it to play movies
(
).
3. Connect the camcorder to the computer using the USB cable.
4. Run the program from the desktop shortcut or from Windows Start
menu.
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 Check the orientation of the USB cable and make sure you connect it properly.
 Do not connect the camcorder to a computer with the USB cable during the
following operations:
- Deleting all scenes
- Initializing the disc
- Protecting the disc
- Finalizing or Unfinalizing the disc
- Setting the disc title
DVD copies and DVD backup discs created with MyDVD for Canon cannot be
unfinalized using the camcorder.
One-Touch Dubbing (Windows XP only)
If your computer is equipped with a DVD drive with writing capabilities, with the touch of
one button you can make a copy of your DVD and burn it to an empty media in your
computer’s drive without the need to run the program.
1. Connect the camcorder to the computer but do not run MyDVD for
Canon.
Steps 1 through 3 above.
2. Insert a finalized disc in the camcorder and load a brand new
DVD-R/RW in your computer’s DVD drive.
External Connections
Connecting to a Computer
• To make a copy of a DVD-RW recorded in VR mode, load a blank DVD-RW in your
computer’s DVD drive. To make a copy of a disc recorded in VIDEO mode, you can
load a blank DVD-R or DVD-RW.
• When all the connections are completed and the software recognizes a blank media
ready in the DVD drive, the
(print/share) button will light on and the message
“PRESS
TO COPY DISC” will appear on the camcorder’s display.
• If you did not complete the online user registration after installing the software
(
106), the
(print/share) button will not light up even though all the
preparations are completed correctly.
• If the
(print/share) button does not light up even if you completed the user
registration, verify that the
icon appears on your computer’s desktop toolbar. If it
does not, disconnect the USB cable, restart the computer and connect the
camcorder to the computer again.
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3. Once the button’s blue light is on, press the
(print/share) button.
• The
button will flash while the copying is in progress, and will go off once the
copy is completed.
• The copied disc will automatically be finalized and ejected from the drive.
Operation may not work properly if you connect more than one Canon camcorder
to the computer at the same time.
 If the operation is interrupted:
“OPERATION CANCELED” will be displayed on the camcorder’s screen. The
message disappears when you remove the disc or run the Roxio MyDVD for
Canon program.
 When the DISC access indicator is on or flashing do not perform the following
actions. Doing so may result in permanent data loss.
- Do not subject the camcorder to vibrations or strong impacts.
- Do not open the disc cover and do not remove the disc.
- Do not disconnect the USB cable.
- Do not turn off the camcorder or the computer.
- Do not change the position of the
/
switch or the operating mode.
 You need to have DVD playback software installed in your computer in order to
play the disc.
 We recommend powering the camcorder using the compact power adapter
while it is connected to the computer.
 Refer also to the computer’s instruction manual.
 For further details about restrictions when using MyDVD for Canon, refer also to
the “README” section in the software’s help modules.
 Recordings made in LP mode in Widescreen (16:9 aspect ratio) on a DVD-RW
that was initialized in VR mode cannot be transferred to the computer.
 Depending on the number and length of the scenes recorded, the One-Touch
Dubbing may take some time.
Transferring Recordings to the Computer
You can transfer the movies and still images recorded on a disc, even one not yet
finalized, to your computer for further editing.
1. Connect the camcorder to the computer and run MyDVD for Canon as
previously described (
107).
2. Click on the “DVD-Video” option in the New Project tab.
3. Click on the “Open Disc” icon.
4. Click on the “Import” button.
Thumbnails of the imported scenes and still images will be displayed in the video
project screen.
5. To save the project, click on “Save Project” from the Project Tasks
palette.
The scenes and still images displayed in the main screen will be saved.
Recordings made in LP mode in Widescreen (16:9 aspect ratio) on a DVD-RW
that was initialized in VR mode cannot be transferred to the computer.
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Creating Backup Copies of your DVD
You can create a backup copy of your finalized disc on a common (12 cm) DVD disc.
Even if your computer does not have a DVD drive with writing capabilities, you can use
the camcorder itself to create a backup disc on an 8 cm Mini DVD disc.
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1. Connect the camcorder to the computer and run MyDVD for Canon as
previously described (
107).
2. Insert a finalized disc in the camcorder and load a brand new media in
your computer’s DVD drive.
• To make a copy of a DVD-RW recorded in VR mode, load a blank DVD-RW in your
computer’s DVD drive. To make a copy of a DVD-R or DVD-RW recorded in VIDEO
mode, you can load a blank DVD-R or DVD-RW.
• You can also use a fully erased DVD-RW disc instead of a brand new media.
However, depending on the condition of the disc, the operation will take longer. To
fully erase a DVD-RW disc you will need DVD authoring/mastering software installed
in your computer.
3. Click on the “Make a Backup DVD” option in the New Project tab.
4. Select the camcorder as the “Device to read from”.
5. Select the computer’s DVD drive (with writing capabilities) as the
“Device to write to”.
If your computer is not equipped with a DVD drive with writing capabilities, select the
camcorder also as the “Device to write to”.
6. Click on the “Copy” button and follow the indications on the screen.
• When the “Your disc was created successfully” screen appears, click on “OK” to
finish the task and eject the backup disc.
• When the “Please insert a blank or rewritable DVD into the DVD drive” dialog box
appears, if the tray of a DVD drive other than the one selected in step 5 is ejected,
click on “Cancel” and start again from step 4. If this happens and the source disc is a
DVD-RW disc, some recordings on the source disc might be lost.
External Connections
Connecting to a Computer
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Transferring Still Images to a
Computer (Direct Transfer)
With the supplied USB cable and Digital Video Software, you can transfer still images to a
computer by simply pressing the
(print/share) button.
Preparations
The first time you connect the camcorder to the computer, you need to install the software
and set the auto-launch setting. From the second time on, you will only need to connect
the camcorder to the computer to transfer images.
1. Install the supplied Digital Video Software.
See Installing the Software in the Digital Video Software instruction manual (electronic
version on PDF file).
2. Set the camcorder to view still images (
).
3. Connect the camcorder to the computer using the USB cable.
See Connecting the Camcorder to a Computer in the Digital Video Software
instruction manual (electronic version on PDF file).
4. Set the auto-launch setting.
• See Starting CameraWindow in the Digital Video Software instruction manual
(electronic version on PDF file).
• The direct transfer menu appears on the camcorder screen and the
button
lights up.
 Correct performance cannot be guaranteed for discs recorded on another
digital device and inserted in this camcorder.
 When the DISC or CARD access indicator is on or flashing do not perform the
following actions. Doing so may result in permanent data loss.
- Do not subject the camcorder to vibrations or strong impacts.
- Do not open the disc cover/memory card slot cover and do not remove the
disc or memory card.
- Do not disconnect the USB cable.
- Do not turn off the camcorder or the computer.
- Do not change the position of the
/
switch or the operating mode.
 Operation may not work correctly depending on the software and the
specifications/settings of your computer.
 The image files on your disc or memory card are valuable, original data files. If
you wish to use the image files on your computer, make copies of them first,
and use the copied file, retaining the original.
 Do not connect the camcorder to a computer with the USB cable during the
following operations:
- Protecting the disc
- Copying still images between the
- Initializing the disc
disc and card
- Finalizing or Unfinalizing the disc
- Erasing all transfer orders
- Erasing all still images from the disc
- Erasing all print orders
or card
 We recommend powering the camcorder using the compact power adapter
while it is connected to the computer.
 Refer also to the computer’s instruction manual.
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 Users of Windows XP and Mac OS X:
Your camcorder is equipped with the standard Picture Transfer Protocol (PTP)
allowing you to download still images (JPEG only) by simply connecting the
camcorder to a computer via USB cable without installing the software from the
DIGITAL VIDEO SOLUTION DISK.
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Transferring Images
ALL IMAGES...
NEW IMAGES...
Transfers all images to the computer.
Transfers only those images that have not yet been
transferred to the computer.
TRANSFER ORDERS... Transfers images with transfer orders to the computer.
Transfer orders (
113) are only available for images
recorded on the memory card.
SELECT & TRANSFER... Allows you to select the still image you want to transfer
to the computer.
WALLPAPER...
Allows you to select the still image you want to transfer
and set it as your computer’s desktop background.
(print/share) button
Multi Selector
1. Select (
) a transfer option.
2. Press the
button.
If you select [
3. Select (
4. Press the
SELECT & TRANSFER] or [
) or press the MENU
WALLPAPER]:
) the image you wish to transfer.
button.
External Connections
Connecting to a Computer
[
ALL IMAGES] [
NEW IMAGES] [
TRANSFER
ORDERS]:
• The images are transferred and displayed on the computer.
• The camcorder returns to the transfer menu once the
transfer is complete.
• To cancel the transfer, select (
) [CANCEL] and press (
button.
• [
SELECT & TRANSFER]: The selected image is transferred and displayed on
the computer. To continue transferring, select another image.
• [ WALLPAPER]: The selected image is transferred to the computer and displayed
as the desktop’s background.
• The
button will flash while the images are being transferred.
• Press the MENU button to return to the transfer menu.
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 You can press (
) to transfer the images, instead of the
button. With
[
ALL IMAGES], [
NEW IMAGES] or [
TRANSFER ORDERS], a
confirmation message appears. Select [OK] and press (
).
 When the camcorder is connected to the computer and the image selection
screen is displayed, press the MENU button to return to the transfer menu.
 Even when still images recorded on the disc are correctly transferred to the
computer, they will still be marked as images not yet transferred (“NEW
IMAGES”).
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Transferring Images with Transfer
Order Settings
You can mark the still images you want to transfer to the computer, out of those recorded
on the memory card, as a transfer order. These transfer order settings are compatible
with the Digital Print Order Format (DPOF) standards. Up to 998 images can be selected.
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Selecting Still Images to Transfer (Transfer Order)
Do not connect the USB cable to the camcorder while setting the transfer orders.
(
60)
TRANSFER ORDER
1. Set the camcorder to view still images recorded on the memory card
(
/
).
2. Press the FUNC. button.
3. Select (
) the [ TRANSFER ORDER] symbol and press (
). Set it
(
) to [ON] and press (
).
To cancel the transfer order, select [OFF].
4. Press the FUNC. button to close the menu.
Setting Transfer Orders from the Index Screen
MENU
(
79)
TRANSFER ORDER
STILL IMG OPER.
1. Set the camcorder to view still images recorded on the memory card
(
/
).
2. Move the zoom lever toward W.
The stills index screen appears with up to six still images.
• “
” appears on the image.
• To cancel the transfer order, press (
) again.
5. Press the MENU button to close the menu and return to the index
screen.
External Connections
Connecting to a Computer
3. Press the MENU button and use the multi selector (
,
) to select
the [STILL IMG OPER.] menu and then select the [
TRANSFER
ORDER] option.
4. Bring (
,
) the cursor
to the image you want to transfer and
press (
). Repeat this step to select other images as desired.
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Erasing All Transfer Orders
MENU
(
79)
STILL IMG OPER.
ORD. ALL ERASE
1. Set the camcorder to view still images recorded on the memory card
(
/
).
2. Press the MENU button and use the multi selector (
,
) to select
the [STILL IMG OPER.] menu and then select the [ ORD. ALL
ERASE] option.
3. Select (
) [YES] and press (
).
4. Press the MENU button to close the menu.
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Printing Still Images
Printing
The camcorder can be connected to any PictBridge compatible
printer. You can use the print order settings for direct printing of
still images recorded on the memory card (
120).
Canon printers: SELPHY CP, SELPHY DS and PIXMA printers
E
Connecting the Camcorder to the Printer
Open the
terminal cover
PictBridge
compatible printer
USB Cable (supplied)
1. Set the camcorder to view still images (
).
2. Insert the memory card or disc containing the still images you want to
print.
3. Turn on the printer.
4. Select as the media for the still images, the media from where you
want to print the images.
5. Connect the camcorder to the printer using the supplied USB cable.
•
appears and changes to
. The symbol will not appear if the memory card or
disc contains still images that cannot be viewed with this camcorder.
• The
(print/share) button lights up and the current print setting will be displayed
for approx. 6 seconds.
Printing
 If
continues to flash (for more than 1 minute) or if
does not appear, the
camcorder is not correctly connected to the printer. In such case, disconnect
the cable from the camcorder and the printer. Turn them both off and then on
again and reconnect the camcorder to the printer.
 While performing the following operations, even if you connect a printer to the
camcorder it will not be recognized.
- Deleting all scenes
- Erasing all still images from the disc or
- Protecting the disc
card
- Setting the disc title
- Copying still images between the disc
- Initializing the disc
and card
- Finalizing or Unfinalizing the disc - Erasing all transfer orders
- Erasing all print orders
 Correct performance cannot be guaranteed when printing images from a disc
recorded on another digital device and inserted in this camcorder.
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
will appear for images that cannot be printed.
 We recommend powering the camcorder using the compact power adapter.
 Refer also to the printer’s instruction manual.
Printing with the
(Print/Share) Button
You can print a still image without changing the settings by simply pressing the
(print/share) button.
1. Select (
) the still image you wish to print.
2. Press the
(print/share) button.
• Printing starts. The
button flashes and stays on when the
printing is completed.
• To continue printing, select (
) another still image.
Printing after Selecting the Print Settings
You can select the number of copies and other settings for printing. The setting options
vary depending on your printer model.
1. Press (
).
• The print setting menu appears.
• Depending on the printer, the message “BUSY.” may appear
before the camcorder displays the print setting menu.
2. Select the print settings (
118).
3. Select (
,
) the [PRINT] option and press (
).
• Printing starts. The print setting menu disappears when the printing is completed.
• To continue printing, select (
) another still image.
 Images not recorded with this camcorder, uploaded from a computer, edited on
a computer and images whose file names have been changed may not be
printed correctly.
 Observe the following precautions during printing:
- Do not turn off the camcorder or the printer.
- Do not change the position of the
/
switch.
- Do not disconnect the USB cable.
- Do not remove the disc or memory card.
 If the message “BUSY” does not disappear, disconnect the USB cable from
both the camcorder and the printer and then reconnect them again.
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 Cancel Printing
Press (
) during printing. A confirmation dialog appears. Select [OK] and press
(
). With Canon’s PictBridge compatible printers, the printing will stop
immediately (even if not completed) and the paper will be fed through.
 Printing Errors
If an error occurs during the printing process, an error message appears
(
127).
- Canon’s PictBridge compatible printers: Resolve the error. When printing
does not resume automatically, select [CONTINUE] and press (
). If
[CONTINUE] cannot be selected, select [STOP], press (
) and retry
printing. Refer also to the printer’s instruction manual for details.
- If the error still persists and printing does not restart, disconnect the USB
cable and turn the camcorder off. Turn it on again, set it to view still images
(
) and reconnect the cable.
 When you have finished printing: Disconnect the cable from the camcorder
and printer and turn off the camcorder.
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Printing
117
Selecting Print Settings
Current paper settings
(paper size, paper type
and page layout)
Paper settings
Date printing
Trimming settings
(
119)
Print effect
Number of copies
PAPER
PAPER SIZE
PAPER TYPE
PAGE LAYOUT
(date print)
(print effect)
(number of copies)
Available paper sizes vary depending on the printer model.
PHOTO, FAST PHOTO, DEFAULT
BORDERLESS, BORDERED, 2-UP, 4-UP, 8-UP, 9-UP,
16-UP, DEFAULT
ON, OFF, DEFAULT
ON, OFF, VIVID, NR, VIVID+NR, DEFAULT
1-99 copies
1. In the print setting menu, select (
,
change and press (
).
2. Select (
) a setting option and press (
) the setting you want to
).
 Print setting options and [DEFAULT] settings vary depending on the printer
model. For details, refer to the printer’s instruction manual.
 [BORDERED]: The image area remains relatively unchanged from the recorded
image when it is printed.
[BORDERLESS]: The center portion of the recorded image is printed at an
enlarged size. The top, bottom and sides of the still image may be slightly
trimmed out.
 The print effect can be used with printers compatible with the Image Optimize
function to get higher quality prints.
Canon printers:
 [VIVID], [VIVID+NR] and [NR] can be selected with Canon PIXMA/SELPHY DS
printers.
 When selecting [2-UP], [4-UP], [9-UP] or [16-UP] for [PAGE LAYOUT], set the
[PAPER SIZE] to [10 x 14.8 cm] or [9 x 13 cm]. Canon PIXMA/SELPHY DS
printers: You can also print on the specially designed Photo Stickers sheets.
When selecting [8-UP], set the [PAPER SIZE] to [CREDITCARD]. Canon
PIXMA/SELPHY CP printers: You can also print on the specially designed
Photo Stickers sheets.
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Selecting Trimming Settings
Set the print style before changing the trimming settings.
1. In the print setting menu, select (
[TRIMMING] and press (
).
,
)
E
The trimming frame appears.
2. Change the size of the trimming frame.
• Move the zoom lever toward T to shrink the frame, and
toward W to enlarge it. Press (
) to change the orientation
of the frame (portrait/landscape).
• To cancel the trimming settings, move the zoom lever toward
W until the trimming frame disappears.
3. Move (
,
) the trimming frame.
Pressing the MENU button brings you back to the print settings
menu.
 About the color of the trimming frame:
- White: No trimming settings.
- Green: Recommended trimming size. (The trimming frame may not appear in
green depending on the image size, paper size or borders settings.)
 The trimming setting applies only to one image.
 The trimming setting is canceled in the following cases:
- When you turn off the camcorder.
- When you disconnect the USB cable.
- When you expand the trimming frame beyond its maximum size.
- When you change the [PAPER SIZE] setting.
Printing
119
Printing with Print Order Settings
You can mark the still images you want to print, out of those recorded on the memory
card, and set the desired number of copies as a print order. These print order settings are
compatible with the Digital Print Order Format (DPOF) standards and can be used for
printing on DPOF compatible printers (
115). Up to 998 still images can be selected.
Selecting Still Images for Printing (Print Order)
Do not connect the USB cable to the camcorder while setting the print orders.
(
60)
PRINT ORDER
1. Set the camcorder to view still images recorded on the memory card
(
/
).
2. Press the FUNC. button.
3. Select (
) the [ PRINT ORDER] symbol and press (
).
4. Select (
) the number of copies and press (
).
To cancel the print order, set the number of copies to 0.
5. Press the FUNC. button to save the setting and close the menu.
Setting Print Orders from the Index Screen
MENU
(
79)
STILL IMG OPER.
PRINT ORDER
1. Set the camcorder to view still images recorded on the memory card
(
/
).
2. Move the zoom lever toward W.
The stills index screen appears with up to six still images.
3. Press the MENU button and use the multi selector (
,
) to select
the [STILL IMG OPER.] menu and then select the [
PRINT ORDER]
option.
4. Bring (
,
) the cursor
to the image you want to print and
press (
).
5. Set (
) the desired number of copies and press (
).
•
and the selected number of copies appear on the image.
• To cancel the print order, set the number of copies to 0.
6. Press the MENU button to close the menu and return to the index
screen.
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Erasing All Print Orders
MENU
(
STILL IMG OPER.
79)
ORD. ALL ERASE
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1. Set the camcorder to view still images recorded on the memory card
(
/
).
2. Press the MENU button and use the multi selector (
,
) to select
the [STILL IMG OPER.] menu and then select the [ ORD. ALL
ERASE] option.
3. Select [YES] and press (
).
All
print orders are canceled.
4. Press the MENU button to close the menu.
Printing
MENU
(
79)
PRINT
1. Set the camcorder to view still images recorded on the memory card
(
/
).
2. Connect the printer to the camcorder (
115).
3. Press the MENU button and select [ PRINT].
• The print setting menu appears.
• The error message “SET
PRINT ORDER” appears if you connect a printer with
direct print function and select [ PRINT] without having set any print orders.
4. Make sure that [PRINT] is selected and press (
).
Printing starts. The print setting menu disappears when the printing is completed.
Printing
 Depending on the connected printer, you can change some print settings before
step 4 (
118).
 Cancel Printing/Printing Errors (
117)
 Restarting Printing
Press the MENU button and select [ PRINT]. Select [RESUME] in the print
setting menu and press (
). The remaining images will be printed.
Printing cannot be restarted when the print order settings have been changed
or if you deleted a still image with print order settings.
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Troubleshooting
Trouble?
If you have a problem with your camcorder, refer to this checklist. Consult your dealer or a
Canon Service Center if the problem persists.
Power Source
Problem
• Camcorder will not turn on.
• The camcorder switches off
by itself.
• The disc compartment cover
will not open.
• LCD/viewfinder switches on
and off.
Battery pack will not charge.
Solution
Battery pack is exhausted. Replace or charge the battery
pack.
21
Attach the battery pack correctly.
Charge the battery pack in temperatures between 0 °C and
40 °C (32 °F and 104 °F).
–
Battery packs become hot with use and may not charge. The
charging will restart once the battery pack temperature is
below 40 °C (104 °F).
–
The battery pack is damaged. Use a different battery pack.
–
Recording/Playback
Problem
Buttons will not work.
Solution
Turn on the camcorder.
–
Load a disc.
31
Abnormal characters appear
on the screen. The camcorder
does not operate properly.
Disconnect the power source and reconnect it after a short
time. If the problem still persists, disconnect the power source
and press the RESET button with a pointed item. Pressing the
RESET button resets all settings.
–
“
” flashes on the screen.
Load a disc.
31
“
” flashes on the screen.
Battery pack is exhausted. Replace or charge the battery
pack.
21
The wireless controller will not
work.
Set [WL.REMOTE] to [ON].
83
The battery of the wireless controller is exhausted. Replace
the battery.
25
Video noise appears on
screen.
When using the camcorder in a room where a plasma TV is
located, keep a distance between the camcorder and the
plasma TV.
–
Video noise appears on the
TV screen.
When using the camcorder in a room where a TV is located,
keep a distance between the compact power adapter and the
power or antenna cables of the TV.
–
Even without a disc loaded,
when closing the disc
compartment cover a motor
sound can be heard.
The camcorder is checking if a disc is loaded or not. This is not
a malfunction.
–
The disc cannot be ejected.
Turn off the camcorder, disconnect the compact power
adapter and remove the battery pack. Restore the power
supply and try again.
–
The camcorder has exceeded its operational temperature.
Disconnect the compact power adapter and remove the
battery pack and let the camcorder cool down before resuming
use.
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Problem
Solution
The disc cannot be
recognized.
The disc is dirty. Clean the disc with a soft lens-cleaning cloth.
If the problem persists replace the disc.
–
The camcorder vibrates.
Depending on the condition of the disc, the camcorder might
vibrate occasionally. This is not a malfunction.
–
• The disc’s rotation can be
faintly heard.
• Occasionally the operation
sound can be heard.
The disc is activated from time to time. This is not a
malfunction.
–
After using the camcorder for
a long time the
lights up
in red.
This is not a malfunction. Turn the camcorder off and let it cool
for a while before resuming operation.
–
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The disc is not correctly loaded. Check the disc.
Recording
Problem
Solution
“ ” flashes red on the screen. The camcorder malfunctions. Consult a Canon Service
Center.
–
Image will not appear on the
screen.
Set the camcorder to
33
“SET THE TIME ZONE,
DATE AND TIME” appears on
the screen.
Set the time zone, date and time.
28
Recharge the built-in lithium battery and set the time zone,
date and time.
131
Pressing the start/stop button
will not start recording.
Set the camcorder to
33
.
.
Load a disc.
31
The disc is full (“
END” flashes on the screen). Delete some
recordings (DVD-RW in VR mode) to free some space or
replace the disc.
31
86
The camcorder has exceeded its operational temperature.
Disconnect the compact power adapter and remove the
battery pack and let the camcorder cool down before resuming
use.
–
89
Unfinalize the disc (DVD-RW in VIDEO mode).
101
Even after stopping recording,
the DISC access indicator
does not go off.
The scene or still image is being recorded on the disc.
33
35
The point where the start/stop
button was pressed does not
match the beginning/end of
the recording.
There is a slight interval between pressing the start/stop
button and the actual start of the recording on the disc. This is
not a malfunction.
–
The recording suddenly stops
shortly after starting
recording.
The disc is dirty. Clean the disc with a soft lens-cleaning cloth.
If the problem persists replace the disc.
–
Camcorder will not focus.
Sound is distorted.
Trouble?
Cancel the disc protection.
The camcorder has exceeded its operational temperature.
Disconnect the compact power adapter and remove the
battery pack and let the camcorder cool down before resuming
use.
Autofocus does not work on that subject. Focus manually.
54
Adjust the viewfinder with the dioptric adjustment lever.
24
Lens is dirty. Clean the lens with a soft lens-cleaning cloth;
never use tissue paper to clean the lens.
132
When recording near loud sounds (such as fireworks or
concerts), sound may become distorted. This is not a
malfunction.
–
123
Problem
Solution
A vertical light bar appears on
the screen.
Bright light in a dark scene may cause a vertical light bar
(smear) to appear. This is not a malfunction.
–
Viewfinder picture is blurred.
Adjust the viewfinder with the dioptric adjustment lever.
24
Playback/Editing
Problem
Pressing the playback button
does not start playback.
Solution
Check that the disc contains recorded scenes.
–
Load a disc.
31
Set the camcorder to
124
.
39
You may not be able to play with this camcorder discs
recorded or edited with other DVD recorders or computer DVD
drives.
–
If using a single-sided disc, check that the disc is inserted with
the label side facing up.
31
The camcorder has exceeded its operational temperature.
Disconnect the power adapter and remove the battery pack
and let the camcorder cool down before resuming use.
–
During playback there is
video noise, the sound is
distorted or the disc cannot be
read.
The disc is dirty. Clean the disc with a soft lens-cleaning cloth.
130
You may not be able to play with the camcorder discs
recorded or edited with other DVD recorders or computer DVD
drives.
–
Cannot add scenes to the
playlist.
The disc is full (“
END” flashes on the screen). Delete some
recordings to free some space.
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86
You cannot add more than 999 scenes to the playlist.
–
Cannot divide the scene.
You cannot edit or delete scenes on a disc that was protected
in another digital device.
–
Cannot edit the disc title.
You cannot add a title to a DVD-R disc after it was finalized.
98
Unfinalize the disc first (DVD-RW in VIDEO mode).
101
You may not be able to edit the title if you entered it with
another digital device.
–
Cancel the disc protection.
89
Cannot create a Photomovie
scene.
There are no still images recorded on the disc.
–
The disc is full (“
END” flashes on the screen). Delete some
recordings (DVD-RW in VR mode) to free some space.
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86
Cannot edit or delete scenes.
Remove the disc protection.
89
Scenes cannot be edited or deleted in a DVD-R disc or a
DVD-RW disc recorded in VIDEO mode.
–
You cannot edit or delete scenes on a disc that was protected
with another digital device.
–
No sound from the built-in
speaker.
Open the LCD panel.
–
Speaker volume is turned off. Adjust the volume from the
[SYSTEM SETUP] menu in the
mode.
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The keys on the wireless
controller do not function.
Check that you did not lay the camcorder on its side so the
multi selector’s
button is pressed down. Place the
camcorder upright.
–
Playing Back the Disc in an External DVD Device
External DVD device refers to DVD players, DVD recorders, computer’s DVD drives and
other digital devices.
Problem
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Solution
There is a brief stop between
scenes.
Depending on the DVD player, there might be a very short
stop between scenes during playback.
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Disc is running, but image will
not appear on the TV screen.
TV/VIDEO selector on the TV is not set to VIDEO. Set the
selector to VIDEO.
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You attempted to play back or dub an incompatible disc. Stop
playback/dubbing.
–
The disc cannot be
recognized by the device.
Or, even though the disc is
read, cannot play back the
disc or the picture is distorted.
The disc is dirty. Clean the disc with a soft lens-cleaning cloth.
–
The disc has not been finalized.
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If you recorded a DVD-RW disc in VR mode, only VR mode
compatible DVD players will be able to play the disc. To check
the compatibility refer to the instruction manual of your DVD
device.
–
Cannot edit my recordings or
add recordings to the disc
with the DVD device.
It may not be possible with an external DVD recorder to edit or
add recordings to a DVD disc recorded with this camcorder.
–
When writing on a disc in this
camcorder recordings
transferred from a computer
an error message appears.
The camcorder has exceeded its operational temperature.
Disconnect the compact power adapter and remove the
battery pack and let the camcorder cool down before resuming
use.
–
Memory Card Operation
Problem
Solution
Memory card cannot be
inserted.
Memory card was not facing the correct direction. Turn the
memory card over and reinsert it.
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Memory card cannot be
recorded.
Memory card is full. Erase still images to free some space or
replace the memory card.
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Memory card was not initialized. Initialize the memory card.
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The folder and file numbers have reached their maximum
value. Set [FILE NOS.] to [RESET] and insert a new memory
card.
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Insert a memory card.
30
Memory card cannot be
played back.
Set the camcorder to
.
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Image cannot be erased.
Image is protected. Cancel the protection.
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“
Card error occurred. Turn off the camcorder. Remove and
reinsert the memory card. Initialize the memory card if flashing
persists.
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” flashes in red.
Trouble?
Make sure the memory card is selected as the media for still
images.
Printing
Problem
The printer is not operating
even though the camcorder
and printer are correctly
connected.
Solution
1. Set the camcorder to
.
2. Disconnect and reconnect the USB cable.
3. Turn off the printer and turn it back on.
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List of Messages
Message
Explanation
SET THE TIME ZONE,
DATE AND TIME
You have not set the time zone, date and time. This message
appears each time you turn the power on until you set the time
zone, date and time.
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CHANGE THE BATTERY
PACK
Battery pack is exhausted. Replace or charge the battery pack.
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TEMPERATURE TOO
The camcorder has exceeded its operational temperature.
HIGH CANNOT RECORD Disconnect the compact power adapter and remove the battery
and let the camcorder cool down before resuming use.
TEMPERATURE TOO
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HIGH CANNOT REMOVE
DISC
CANNOT RECORD
CHECK THE DISC
There is a problem with the disc. Replace the disc.
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This message can also appear if condensation has formed. Wait
until the camcorder dries completely before resuming use.
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The disc’s recording surface may be dirty or scratched.
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REACHED THE
MAXIMUM NUMBER OF
SCENES
The maximum number of scenes has been reached. Delete some
recordings (DVD-RW) to free some space or replace the disc.
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CANNOT PLAY DISC
The disc is dirty or you attempted to play back a disc type not
supported (not DVD-R/RW).
–
This message can also appear if condensation has formed. Wait
until the camcorder dries completely before resuming use.
CANNOT EDIT DISC
–
This message can also appear if condensation has formed. Wait
until the camcorder dries completely before resuming use.
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Photomovie scenes cannot be divided.
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You may not be able to divide very short scenes.
–
Scenes cannot be divided when the disc contains 999 scenes.
–
You may not be able to further divide scenes shorter than 5
seconds that were created by dividing a previous scene.
–
DISC IS FINALIZED
CANNOT RECORD
You cannot record additional scenes on a finalized DVD-R disc.
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UNFINALIZE THE DISC
You cannot record additional scenes or convert still images to a
Photomovie scene on a finalized DVD-RW recorded in VIDEO
mode. Unfinalize the disc first.
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DISC IS PROTECTED
The disc is protected. Replace the disc or remove the disc
protection.
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DISC ERROR
Initialize new DVD-RW discs before using them.
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CANNOT READ THE
DISC
CHECK THE DISC
Disc could not be read. Try cleaning it or replace the disc.
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CANNOT DIVIDE THE
SCENE
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There are no scenes to edit or the recording is damaged.
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You cannot record additional scenes or unfinalize a DVD-RW disc
in VIDEO mode that was finalized with another digital device.
This message can also appear if the camcorder has exceeded its
operational temperature. Disconnect the power adapter and
remove the battery and let the camcorder cool down before
resuming use.
–
This message can also appear if condensation has formed. Wait
until the camcorder dries completely before resuming use.
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The disc may not be loaded correctly. Try removing the disc and
reinserting it.
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Message
DISC ACCESS FAILURE
CHECK THE DISC
Explanation
There was an error when reading the disc or attempting to write
onto it. Try cleaning the disc or replace it.
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This message can also appear if condensation has formed. Wait
until the camcorder dries completely before resuming use.
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The disc may not be loaded correctly. Try removing the disc and
reinserting it.
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DISC COVER IS OPEN
Verify the disc is correctly inserted and close the disc cover.
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NO DISC
No disc is loaded. Insert a disc.
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You inserted a disc recorded in a different Television System (PAL
or SECAM).
–
This message can also appear if condensation has formed. Wait
until the camcorder dries completely before resuming use.
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The disc is being read. Wait before you start recording.
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AVOID MOVING THE
CAMCORDER
Try not to move the camcorder while the image is being recorded.
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UNABLE TO RECOVER
DATA
Could not recover a corrupted file.
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This message can also appear if condensation has formed. If you
suspect condensation is the reason, do not initialize the disc and
wait until the camcorder dries completely before resuming use.
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DISC FULL
The disc is full (“
END” flashes on the screen). Delete some
recordings (DVD-RW in VR mode) to free some space or replace
the disc.
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NO CARD
Memory card not is inserted into the camcorder.
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NO IMAGES
No images are recorded on the memory card.
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CARD ERROR
A memory card error occurred. The camcorder cannot record or
display the image.
The error may be temporary. If the message disappears after 4
seconds and “
” flashes red, turn the camcorder off, remove the
card and reinsert the card. If “
” changes to green, you can
continue recording/playback.
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CARD FULL
Memory card is full. Erase some images to free some space or
replace the memory card.
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NAMING ERROR
The folder and file numbers have reached their maximum value.
Set the [FILE NOS.] option to [RESET] and initialize the disc or
memory card, erase all the images on the memory card or replace
the disc.
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UNIDENTIFIABLE
IMAGE
The image file is corrupted or it was saved using a compression
method other than that compatible with this camcorder (JPEG).
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TRANSFER ORDER
ERROR
You attempted to set more than 998 transfer orders.
TOO MANY STILL
IMAGES DISCONNECT
USB CABLE
Disconnect the USB cable and decrease the number of still
images on the memory card or disc to less than 1800. Images
cannot be erased from a DVD-R or DVD-RW disc recorded in
VIDEO mode.
If a dialog appeared on the computer screen, close it and then
reconnect the USB cable.
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Trouble?
LOADING THE DISC
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Direct Print Related Messages
About Canon PIXMA/SELPHY DS Printers: If the printer’s error indicator flashes
or an error message appears on the printer’s operation panel, refer to the printer’s
instruction manual.
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Message
PAPER ERROR
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Explanation
There is a problem with the paper. Wrong paper size is inserted, the ink
cannot be used with the selected paper or paper output tray is open.
NO PAPER
Paper is not correctly inserted or there is no paper.
PAPER JAM
The paper jammed during printing. Select [STOP] to cancel printing.
After removing the paper, set some paper again and retry printing.
INK ERROR
There is a problem with the ink.
NO INK
The ink cartridge is not inserted or is out of ink.
LOW INK LEVEL
The ink cartridge needs to be replaced soon. Select [CONTINUE] to
restart printing.
WASTE TANK FULL
Waste tank is full. Select [CONTINUE] to restart printing. Consult a
Canon Service Center listed in the Contact List provided with the printer
manual to replace the waste ink absorber.
• FILE ERROR
• CANNOT PRINT!
You attempted to print an image that was recorded with another
camcorder, with a different compression, or was edited on a computer.
COULD NOT PRINT X
IMAGES
You attempted to use the print order settings to print X images that were
recorded with another camcorder, with a different compression or were
edited on a computer.
SET
No still image on the memory card has been marked with a
order.
PRINT ORDER
print
PRINT ORDER
ERROR
You attempted to set more than 998 still images in the print order.
CANNOT TRIM
You attempted to trim an image that was recorded with another
camcorder.
READJUST TRIMMING
You changed the print style after you set the trimming settings.
PRINTER ERROR
Cancel printing. Turn off the printer and turn it back on. Check the printer
status. If the error still persists, refer to the printer’s instruction manual
and contact the appropriate customer support center or service center.
PRINT ERROR
Cancel printing, disconnect the USB cable and turn off the printer. After a
while, turn the printer back on and reconnect the USB cable. Check the
printer status.
When you are printing using the
button, check the print settings.
HARDWARE ERROR
Cancel printing. Turn off the printer and turn it back on. Check the printer
status. If the printer is equipped with a battery, it might be exhausted. In
such case, turn off the printer, replace the battery and turn it back on.
COMMUNICATION
ERROR
The printer is experiencing a data transfer error. Cancel printing,
disconnect the USB cable and turn off the printer. After a while, turn the
printer back on and reconnect the USB cable. When you are printing
using the
button, check the print settings.
Or, you attempted to print from a memory card that contains a large
number of images. Reduce the number of images.
CHECK PRINT
SETTINGS
The print setting cannot be used for printing with the
INCOMPATIBLE PAPER
SIZE
The paper settings of the camcorder conflict with the printer’s settings.
PRINTER IN USE
The printer is in use. Check the printer status.
PAPER LEVER ERROR
Paper lever error occurred. Adjust the paper selection lever to the proper
position.
button.
PRINTER COVER OPEN
Close the printer cover securely.
NO PRINTHEAD
No print head is installed in the printer or the print head is defective.
Handling Precautions
Do’s & Don’ts
Camcorder
 Do not subject the camcorder to vibrations or strong impacts while the DISC access
indicator is on or flashing. The data may not be correctly recorded on the disc, and the
recording may be permanently lost.
 Do not touch the pick up lens.
 Do not carry the camcorder by the LCD panel or the disc cover. Be careful when
closing the LCD panel.
 Do not leave the camcorder in places subject to high temperatures (like the inside of a
car under direct sunlight), or high humidity.
 Do not use the camcorder near strong electric or magnetic fields such as above TVs,
near plasma TVs or mobile phones.
 Do not point the lens or viewfinder at strong light sources. Do not leave the camcorder
pointed at a bright subject.
 Do not use or store the camcorder in dusty or sandy places. The camcorder is not
waterproof – avoid also water, mud or salt. If any of the above should get into the
camcorder it may damage the camcorder and/or the lens. Be sure to close the disc
compartment cover after use.
 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.
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Battery Pack
 Charged battery packs continue to discharge naturally. Therefore, charge them on the
day of use, or the day before, to ensure a full charge.
 Attach the terminal cover whenever a battery pack is not in use. Contact with metallic
objects may cause a short circuit and damage the battery pack.
 Dirty terminals may cause a poor contact between the battery pack and the camcorder.
Wipe the terminals with a soft cloth.
 Since storing a charged battery pack for a long time (about 1 year) can shorten its
lifecycle or affect performance, we recommend to discharge the battery pack fully and
to store it in a dry place at temperatures no higher than 30 °C (86 °F). If you do not use
the battery pack for long periods, charge and discharge it fully at least once a year. If
you have more than one battery pack, perform these precautions at the same time for
all battery packs.
Do’s & Don’ts
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 or knock it.
• Do not get it wet.
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 Although the battery pack’s operating temperature range is from 0 °C to 40 °C (32 °F
to 104 °F), the optimal range is from 10 °C to 30 °C (50 °F to 86 °F). At cold
temperatures, performance will temporarily decline. Warm it in your pocket before use.
 Replace the battery pack if the usable time after full charge diminishes substantially at
normal temperatures.
About the battery terminal cover
The battery terminal cover has a [
]-shaped hole. This is useful when you wish to
differentiate between charged and uncharged battery packs.
Back side of the
battery pack
Terminal cover attached
Charged
Uncharged
Mini DVD Disc
The recording surface of DVD discs is extremely delicate. Be sure to observe the
following precautions when handling your discs.
 Keep the disc clean of dust, dirt or smudges. Even very small smudges or particles of
dust can lead to problems when recording or playing back the disc. Carefully inspect
the recording surface of the disc before inserting it in the camcorder. If the disc gets
dirty use a dry, soft lens-cleaning cloth to remove any fingerprints, dirt buildup or
smudges from the disc surface. Clean the disc in a radial motion from its center
outwards.
 Never use a chemically treated cloth or flammable solvents such as paint thinner to
clean the disc.
 Do not bend, scratch or wet the disc and do not subject it to strong shocks.
 Do not attach labels or stickers on the disc surfaces. The disc may not rotate in a stable
manner and this may cause malfunctions.
 Return discs to their case for storage.
 When writing on the label side of the disc, avoid hard tip pens. Use waterproof softtipped felt pens instead.
 Moving a disc rapidly between hot and cold temperatures may cause condensation to
form on its surfaces. If condensation forms on the disc, put it aside until the water
droplets have evaporated completely.
 Never expose the disc to direct sunlight and do not store it in places subject to high
temperatures or high humidity.
 Make sure to finalize a disc before inserting it in a DVD player, DVD recorder or a
computer’s DVD drive. Failing to do so can result in the loss of the recorded data.
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Memory Card
 We recommend saving backups of memory card images on your computer. Image data
may be corrupted or lost due to memory card defects or exposure to static electricity.
Canon Inc. makes no warranties for corrupted or lost data.
 Do not turn off the camcorder, disconnect the power source or remove the memory
card while the CARD access indicator is flashing.
 Do not use memory cards in places subject to strong magnetic fields.
 Do not leave memory cards in places subject to high humidity and high temperature.
 Do not disassemble, bend, drop, or subject memory cards to shocks and do not
expose them to water.
 Do not touch or expose the terminals to dust or dirt.
 Check the direction before inserting the memory card. Forcing a memory card into 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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Lithium Button Battery
WARNING!
• The battery used in this device may present a fire or chemical burn hazard if
mishandled. Do not recharge, disassemble, heat above 100 °C (212 °F) or incinerate
the battery.
• Replace the battery with a CR2025 made by Panasonic, Hitachi Maxell, Sony, Sanyo,
or with Duracell2025. Use of other batteries may present a risk of fire or explosion.
• Dispose of the used battery according to applicable recycling regulations.
 Do not pick up the battery using tweezers or other metal tools as this will cause a short
circuit.
 Wipe the battery with a clean dry cloth to ensure proper contact.
 Keep the battery out of the reach of children. If swallowed, seek medical assistance
immediately. The battery case may break and the battery fluids may cause internal
damage.
 Do not disassemble, heat or immerse the battery in water to avoid the risk of explosion.
Built-in Rechargeable Lithium Battery
To recharge the built-in lithium battery: Connect the power adapter to the camcorder
and leave it connected for 24 hours with the power switch set to
.
Do’s & Don’ts
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 become totally discharged if you do not use the camcorder for about 3 months.
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Maintenance/Others
Storage
 If you do not intend to use the camcorder for a long time, store it in a place free of dust,
in low humidity, and at temperatures not higher than 30 °C (86 °F).
Cleaning
Camcorder Body
 Use a soft, dry cloth to clean the camcorder body. Never use chemically treated cloth
or volatile solvents such as paint thinner.
Pick Up Lens
 Remove any dust or dirt particles using a non-aerosol type blower brush. Never touch
the pick up lens directly to clean it.
Lens and Viewfinder
 If the lens surface is dirty, the autofocus may not work properly.
 Remove any dust or dirt particles using a non-aerosol type blower brush.
 Use a clean, soft lens-cleaning cloth to gently wipe the lens or viewfinder. Never use
tissue paper.
LCD Screen
 Clean the LCD screen using a clean, soft lens-cleaning cloth.
 Condensation may form on the surface of the screen when the temperature changes
suddenly. Wipe it with a soft dry cloth.
Condensation
Moving the camcorder rapidly between hot and cold temperatures may cause
condensation (water droplets) to form on its internal surfaces. Stop using the camcorder if
condensation is detected. Continued use may damage the camcorder.
Condensation may form in the following cases:
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When the camcorder is moved from an airconditioned room to a warm, humid place
When the camcorder is moved from a
cold place to a warm room
When the camcorder is left in a humid
room
When a cold room is heated rapidly
How to avoid condensation:
 Do not expose the camcorder to sudden or extreme changes in temperature.
 Unload the disc, place the camcorder in an airtight plastic bag and let it adjust to
temperature changes slowly before removing it from the bag.
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When condensation is detected:
 The camcorder automatically shuts off. If a disc is loaded, remove the disc immediately
and leave the disc cover open. Leaving the disc in the camcorder may damage it.
 A disc cannot be loaded when condensation is detected.
Resuming use:
 The precise time required for water droplets to evaporate will vary depending on the
location and weather conditions. As a general criterion, 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
the Canon Service Center for information on plug adapters for overseas use.
Playback on a TV Screen
You can only play back your recordings on TVs compatible with the NTSC system. The
NTSC system is used in the following countries/areas:
American Samoa, Antigua, Aruba, Bahamas, Barbados, Bermuda, Bolivia, Canada,
Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guam, Guatemala, Greenland,
Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Japan, Korea, Mexico, Micronesia, Myanmar, Nicaragua,
Panama, Peru, Philippines, Puerto Rico, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent
and the Grenadines, Surinam, Taiwan, Trinidad and Tobago, USA, Venezuela, Virgin
Islands.
Do’s & Don’ts
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System Diagram
Additional Information
(Availability differs from area to area)
WS-20 Wrist Strap
CG-300
Battery Charger
Shoulder Strap
BP-208
Battery Pack
BP-208 Battery Pack
Mini DVD Disc
DVD-R/RW
CA-570 Compact
Power Adapter
WL-D86
Wireless Controller
TV
VCR
WD-H37C
Wide-converter
DVD player/
recorder
MTC-100 Multi Cable
TL-H37
Tele-converter
FS-H37U
Filter Set
IFC-300PCU
USB Cable
PictBridge-compliant
printers
Card Adapter/
miniSD Adapter
miniSD Card
Reader/Writer
Computer
Mini DVD Disc
DVD-R/RW
SC-2000 Soft
Carrying Case
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DVD player/
recorder
Optional Accessories
Call or visit your local retailer/dealer for genuine Canon video accessories. You can also
obtain genuine accessories for your Canon camcorder by calling: 1-800-828-4040, Canon
U.S.A. Information Center.
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Use of genuine Canon accessories is recommended.
This product is designed to achieve excellent performance when used with genuine
Canon accessories. Canon shall not be liable for any damage to this product and/or
accidents such as fire, etc., caused by the malfunction of non-genuine Canon
accessories (e.g., a leakage and/or explosion of a battery pack). Please note that this
warranty does not apply to repairs arising out of the malfunction of non-genuine Canon
accessories, although you may request such repairs on a chargeable basis.
Battery Packs
When you need extra battery packs, select
only the BP-208 battery pack.
CG-300 Battery Charger
Use the battery charger for charging the
battery packs. It plugs directly into a power
outlet without a cable.
Charging Time: 105 min.
Charging time varies according to the
charging condition.
TL-H37 Tele-converter
WD-H37C Wide-converter
This lens decreases focal length by a factor of
0.7, giving you a wide perspective for indoor
shots or panoramic views.
• When the Wide-converter is attached, a
shadow may appear in the picture when you
record with flash or assist lamp.
Additional Information
This Tele-converter lens increases the focal
length of the camcorder lens by a factor of
1.5.
• The image stabilizer is not as effective when
the Tele-converter is attached.
• The minimum focusing distance with the TL-H37 is 2.3 m (7.5 ft.); 2.3 cm (0.91 in.) at
maximum wide angle.
• When the Tele-converter is attached, a shadow may appear in the picture when you
record with flash or assist lamp.
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FS-H37U Filter Set
Neutral density and MC protector filters help
you to control difficult lighting conditions.
Shoulder Strap
You can attach a shoulder strap for more
security and portability.
Pass the ends through the strap mount and
adjust the length of the strap.
WS-20 Wrist Strap
Use this for extra additional protection for
active shooting.
SC-2000 Soft Carrying Case
A handy camcorder bag with padded
compartments and plenty of space for
accessories.
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
DC40
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System
Disc Recording System
Television System
Image Sensor
Compatible Media
Maximum Recording Time
(1.4 GB single-sided
8 cm Mini DVD)
LCD Screen
Viewfinder
Microphone
Lens
Lens Configuration
Filter Diameter
AF System
Minimum Focusing Distance
White Balance
Minimum Illumination
Recommended Illumination
Image Stabilization
Video: DVD-VIDEO (VIDEO mode)
DVD-VR (VR mode) only with 8 cm DVD-RW
Video Compression: MPEG2
Audio Compression: Dolby Digital 2ch
Still Images: Exif 2.2** compliant with JPEG compression
EIA standard (525 lines, 60 fields) NTSC color signal
1/2.8 in. CCD, approx. 4,290,000 pixels
Effective pixels:
Movies:
16:9 (Image stabilizer ON): approx. 2,740,000
16:9 (Image stabilizer OFF): approx. 2,990,000
4:3 recording: approx. 3,500,000
Still images: approx. 4,000,000
8 cm (3 in.) mini DVD discs marked
with the DVD-R or DVD-RW logo
XP: approx. 20 min., SP: approx. 30 min., LP: approx. 60 min.
2.7 in., wide, TFT color, approx. 123,000 pixels
0.3 in. TFT color, approx. 123,000 pixels
Stereo electret condenser microphone
f=6.1-61 mm, F/1.8-3.0, 10x power zoom
35 mm equivalent:
Movies:
16:9 (Image stabilizer ON): approx. 47.4-474 mm
16:9 (Image stabilizer OFF): approx. 45.4-454 mm
4:3 recording: approx. 44.5-445 mm
Still images: approx. 41.6-416 mm
11 elements in 9 groups
37 mm
TTL autofocus, manual focusing possible
1 m (3.3 ft.); 1 cm (0.39 in.) on maximum wide angle
Auto white balance, preset white balance (DAYLIGHT, SHADE,
CLOUDY, TUNGSTEN, FLUORESCENT, FLUORESCENT H) or custom
white balance
0.6 lx (Night recording program, Shutter speed at 1/2)
9 lx (Auto mode, Auto slow shutter [ON], Shutter speed at 1/30)
More than 100 lx
Electronic
Recording Media
Size of Still Images
File Format
miniSD Card*
2304 x 1736, 1632 x 1224, 1280 x 960, 640 x 480 pixels
Design rule for Camera File system (DCF), Exif 2.2** compliant, DPOF
compliant
Image Compression Method
JPEG (compression: Super Fine, Fine, Normal)
* This camcorder has been tested with miniSD cards up to 256 MB. Performance cannot be guaranteed for
all miniSD cards.
** This camcorder supports Exif 2.2 (also called “Exif Print”). Exif Print is a standard for enhancing the
communication between camcorders and printers. By connecting to an Exif Print-compliant printer, the
camcorder’s image data at the time of shooting is used and optimized, yielding extremely high quality prints.
Additional Information
Memory Card
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Input/Output Terminals
AV OUT Terminal
USB Terminal
10-pin multiconnector; Output only
Video:
1 Vp-p/75 ohms unbalanced
S-Video: Luminance (Y) signal –1 Vp-p/75 ohms;
Chrominance (C) signal –0.286 Vp-p/75 ohms
Audio:
–10 dBV (47 kohm load)/3 kohm or less
mini-B
Power/Others
Power supply (rated)
Power consumption
(SP mode, AF on)
Operating temperature
Dimensions (W x H x D)
Weight (camcorder body only)
7.4 V DC (battery pack), 8.4 V DC (compact power adapter)
4.9 W (viewfinder), 4.9 W (LCD screen in normal brightness)
0 – 40 °C (32 – 104 °F)
60 x 87 x 126 mm (2.4 x 3.4 x 5.0 in.) excluding protrusions
480 g (1.1 lb.)
CA-570 Compact Power Adapter
Power supply
Power consumption
Rated output
Operating temperature
Dimensions
Weight
100 – 240 V AC, 50/60 Hz
17 W
8.4 V DC, 1.5 A
0 – 40 °C (32 – 104 °F)
52 x 90 x 29 mm (2.1 x 3.5 x 1.1 in.)
135 g (4.8 oz.)
BP-208 Battery Pack
Battery type
Rated voltage
Operating temperature
Battery capacity
Dimensions
Weight
Rechargeable Lithium Ion Battery
7.4 V DC
0 – 40 °C (32 – 104 °F)
850 mAh
39 x 8 x 63 mm (1.5 x 0.31 x 2.5 in.)
40 g (1.4 oz.)
Weight and dimensions are approximate. Errors and omissions excepted. Subject to
change without notice.
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Product Codes
Provided Accessories
CA-570 Compact Power Adapter
BP-208 Battery Pack
WL-D86 Wireless Controller
MTC-100 Multi Cable
IFC-300PCU USB Cable
8468A002AA
0802B002AA
D83-0722-000
D82-0790-000
D82-0710-001
E
Optional Accessories
CG-300 Battery Charger
TL-H37 Tele-converter
WD-H37C Wide-converter
FS-H37U Filter Set
WS-20 Wrist Strap
SC-2000 Soft Carrying Case
0784B002AA
8835A001AA
1305B001AA
8837A001AA
3118A002AA (D81-0190-202)
9389A001AA
Additional Information
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Index
16:9 aspect ratio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38
9 Point AiAF . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55
A
Abroad, using the camcorder . . . . . . . 133
AEB - Exposure bracketing . . . . . . . . . 67
AF (autofocus) frame selection . . . . . . 55
AF-assist lamp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58
Auto slow shutter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80
Av (recording program) . . . . . . . . . . . . 52
AV OUT terminal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 102
21
19
49
84
C
Card mix . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74
Condensation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 132
Connection to a computer . . . . . . . . . 105
Connection to a TV . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 102
Continuous shooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67
Copying still images . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 94
D
Data code . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45
Date and time . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
Daylight saving time . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
Digital effects . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71
Digital zoom . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80
Direct printing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 115
Direct transfer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 110
Disc title . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 91
Drive mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67
DVD discs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
DVD-R/RW discs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
E
Effects . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71
Erasing still images . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 92
Error messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 126
Exposure adjustment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53
Exposure bracketing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67
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G
Grip belt . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
B
Battery pack, charging . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Battery pack, remaining charge . . . . . .
Beach (SCN) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Beep . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
F
Faders . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71
File numbers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84
Finalizing the disc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 98
Fireworks (SCN) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49
Flash . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57
Focus priority . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81
Focusing mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55
Foliage (SCN) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49
FUNC. menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60
H
High-speed continuous shooting . . . . . 67
I
Image enhancing effects . . . . . . . . . . . . 66
Image jump . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42
Image stabilizer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81
Index screen, movies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39
Index screen, still images . . . . . . . . . . . 42
Initialization, card . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 97
Initialization, disc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90
L
Landscape (recording program) . . . . . . 46
Language . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
LCD backlight . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
LCD screen, rotating the . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
Lithium button battery . . . . . . . . . . 25, 131
LP mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61
M
Magnifying a still image . . . . . . . . . . . . 44
Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 132
Memory card . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
MENU . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79
Metering method . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63
Mini video light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56
miniSD card . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
Mode dial . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46
Multi selector . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Multi-image screen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72
N
ND filter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81, 136
Night (recording program) . . . . . . . . . . 46
Night mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48
Normal TV (4:3) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84
O
On-screen displays . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45
Original recordings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 85
P
P (recording program) . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50
Panoramic images . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69
Photomovie scene . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 95
Playback - Movies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39
Playback - Still images . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41
Playlist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 85
Portrait (recording program) . . . . . . . . . 46
Power - Battery pack . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Power - Compact power adapter . . . . . 22
Power save . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84
Print order . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 120
Print/share button . . . . . . . . .107, 111, 116
Printing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 115
Protecting still images . . . . . . . . . . . . . 96
Protecting the disc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89
R
S
Scene Editing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 85
SCN - Special Scene
(recording programs) . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46
Screen displays . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Screen messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 126
Self timer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59
Serial number . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
E
T
Telephoto . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37
Time zone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
Transfer order . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 113
Transferring still images . . . . . . . . . . . 110
Troubleshooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 122
Tv (recording program) . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51
U
USB terminal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 115
V
VIDEO mode (disc specification) . . . . . . 6
Viewfinder - Dioptric adjustment . . . . . . 24
Volume . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43
VR mode (disc specification) . . . . . . . . . 6
W
White balance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64
Wide angle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37
Wide TV (16:9) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84
Widescreen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38
Wind screen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81
Wireless controller . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
X
XP mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61
Additional Information
Record review . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
Recording - Movies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
Recording - Still images . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
Recording data . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45
Recording mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61
Recording programs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46
Recording reminder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Remote sensor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
RESET . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 122
Review - Movies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
Review - Still images . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81
Roxio MyDVD for Canon . . . . . . . . . . 105
Shoulder strap . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 136
Shutter speed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51
Slideshow . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41
Slow Shutter (recording program) . . . . . 46
Snow (SCN) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49
SP mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61
Special Scene modes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49
Sports (recording program) . . . . . . . . . . 46
Spotlight (SCN) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49
Still image quality . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76
Still image size . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76
Stitch Assist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69
Sunset (SCN) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49
Super Night mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48
S-video terminal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 102
Z
Zoom . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37
Zoom speed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37
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U.S.A.
CANON CONSUMER DIGITAL VIDEO EQUIPMENT LIMITED WARRANTY
FOR THE UNITED STATES
The warranty set forward below is given by Canon U.S.A., Inc. with respect to equipment purchased in the
United States. The limited warranty is only effective upon presentation of your Bill of Sale or other proof of
purchase.
Canon consumer DVD equipment is warranted under normal, non-commercial, personal use, against defective
materials or workmanship as follows:
Parts: Defective parts will be exchanged for new parts or comparable rebuilt parts for a period of ONE YEAR
from the date of original purchase, except for a defective Video Head, which will be exchanged for a period of
three months from the date of purchase.
Labor: For a period of ONE YEAR from the date of original purchase, labor will be provided free of charge by our
factory service centers or designated service facilities located in the United States.
When returning equipment under this warranty, you must pre-pay the shipping charges, and you must enclose
the Bill of Sale or other proof of purchase with a complete explanation of the problem. During your ONE-YEAR
warranty period, repairs will be made and the equipment return-shipped to you free of charge. After your
warranty period is over, you will be given an estimate of the cost of repair and an opportunity to approve or
disapprove of the repair expense before it is incurred. If you approve, repairs will be made and the equipment
return-shipped to you. (shipping charges apply). If you disapprove, we will return-ship the equipment at no
charge to you.
Non-Canon brand peripheral equipment and software which may be distributed with Canon DVD
camcorders are sold “AS IS” without warranty of any kind by CUSA, including any implied warranty
regarding merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose. The sole warranty with respect to such
non-Canon brand items is given by the manufacturer or producer thereof.
CUSA shall have no responsibility under this limited warranty for use of Canon DVD Camcorders in conjunction
with incompatible peripheral equipment and incompatible software.
In order to obtain warranty service, contact the authorized Canon retail dealer from whom you purchased the
DVD Camcorder or call the CANON INFORMATION CENTER AT 1-800-828-4040). You will be directed to the
nearest service facility for your product.
This Limited Warranty covers all defects encountered in normal use of the equipment and does not apply in the
following cases:
A) Loss or damage to the equipment due to abuse, mishandling, accident, improper maintenance, or
failure to follow operating instructions;
B) If the equipment is defective as a result of leaking batteries, sand, dirt or water damage;
C) If defects or damages are caused by the use of unauthorized parts or by service other than our
authorized agent;
D) If the equipment is used for commercial or industrial use.
This Limited Warranty does not cover cabinet (exterior finish), DVD discs, nor does it apply to equipment
purchased outside the United States. This warranty does not cover units sold to rental firms, military operations,
hotels, schools, hospitals or for other commercial, industrial, or institutional applications. These uses are
covered only by such specific warranty as Canon may issue with such sales.
This Limited Warranty does not apply to accessories or consumables for the DVD Camcorder, which are sold
“AS IS”, without warranty of any kind by CUSA.
Please retain this warranty card and your Bill of Sale as a permanent record of your purchase. This card is most
important in order to be sure you are contacted right away should there be a safety inspection, modification or
product recall under applicable laws or regulations.
NO IMPLIED WARRANTY, INCLUDING MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE
APPLIES TO THIS EQUIPMENT AFTER THE APPLICABLE PERIOD OF EXPRESS WARRANTY OR
GUARANTY, EXCEPT AS MENTIONED ABOVE, GIVEN BY ANY PERSON, FIRM OR CORPORATION WITH
RESPECT TO THIS EQUIPMENT SHALL BIND THE UNDERSIGNED. (SOME STATES DO NOT ALLOW
LIMITATIONS ON HOW LONG AN IMPLIED WARRANTY LASTS, SO THE ABOVE LIMITATION OR
EXCLUSION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU). CUSA SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR LOSS OF REVENUES OR
PROFITS, EXPENSE FOR SUBSTITUTE EQUIPMENT OR SERVICE, STORAGE CHARGES, LOSS OF
DATA, OR ANY OTHER SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES CAUSED BY THE USE,
MISUSE OR INABILITY TO USE THE DV CAMCORDER, REGARDLESS OF THE LEGAL THEORY ON
WHICH THE CLAIM IS BASED, AND EVEN IF CUSA HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH
DAMAGES. NOR SHALL RECOVERY OF ANY KIND AGAINST CUSA BE GREATER THAN THE PURCHASE
PRICE OF THE DV CAMCORDER SOLD BY CUSA AND CAUSING THE ALLEGED DAMAGE. WITHOUT
LIMITING THE FOREGOING, YOU ASSUME ALL RISK AND LIABILITY FOR LOSS, DAMAGE OR INJURY TO
YOU AND YOUR PROPERTY AND TO OTHERS AND THEIR PROPERTY ARISING OUT OF USE, MISUSE
OR INABILITY TO USE THE DV CAMCORDER NOT CAUSED DIRECTLY BY THE NEGLIGENCE OF CUSA.
(SOME STATES DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF INCIDENTAL OR
CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, SO THE ABOVE LIMITATION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU).THIS WARRANTY
SHALL NOT EXTEND TO ANYONE OTHER THAN THE ORIGINAL PURCHASER OF THIS EQUIPMENT OR
THE PERSON FOR WHOM IT WAS PURCHASED AS A GIFT.
This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights which vary from state to state.
CANON U.S.A., INC.
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CANADA
CANON CONSUMER DIGITAL VIDEO EQUIPMENT LIMITED WARRANTY
The limited warranty set forth below is given by Canon Canada Inc. (“Canon Canada”) with respect to Canon DVD
equipment purchased in Canada. This limited warranty is only effective upon presentation of a bill of sale or other proof of
purchase for this Canon digital video equipment to a Canon Service Facility when repairs are required.
Canon consumer video digital equipment is warranted under normal, non-commercial, personal use, against defective
materials or workmanship as follows:
Parts: Defective parts will be exchanged for new parts or, at Canon Canada’s option, comparable rebuilt parts for a period
of one year from the date of original purchase, except Video Heads which will be exchanged for a period of 3 months from
the date of purchase.
Labour: For a period of one year from the date of original purchase, labour will be provided free of charge by our Canon
Service Facilities in Canada.
This limited warranty covers all defects except where:
(a) The loss or damage to the product results from:
i) accident, natural disaster, mishandling, abuse, neglect, unauthorized product modification or failure to follow
instructions contained in the instruction manual;
ii) the use of accessories, attachments, products, supplies, parts or devices with this Canon product that do not
conform to Canon specifications or that cause abnormally frequent service problems;
iii) repairs or services performed by any party other than a Canon Service Facility;
iv) defective batteries or any exposure to water, sand or dirt;
v) shipping (claim must be presented to the shipper);
(b) Any serial number on the video equipment is altered or removed.
(c) The digital video equipment is used for commercial, professional or industrial purposes.
This limited warranty does not cover the cabinet (exterior finish) of the DVD equipment, DVD discs, nor does it apply to
DVD equipment purchased outside Canada.
E
TO OBTAIN WARRANTY SERVICE
Ship your Canon digital video equipment in its original carton, box or equivalent, properly packed, fully insured with
shipping charges prepaid, together with a copy of your bill of sale or other proof of purchase and a description of the
problem to any of the Canon Service Facilities in Canada.
LIMITATIONS
Except as otherwise required by applicable legislation, this warranty is in lieu of all other warranties, conditions,
guarantees or representations, express or implied, statutory or otherwise, relative to this Canon product, including implied
warranties or conditions of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.
Canon Canada assumes no liability for special, consequential or incidental damages or loss that may arise, whether on
account of negligence or otherwise, from the use, misuse or inability to use this Canon product (including loss of profit,
revenue, discs or enjoyment) or from failure to conform to any express or implied warranties, conditions, guarantees or
representations. Any recovery under this limited warranty shall not exceed the purchase price of the product. Canon
Canada does not assume or authorize any other person to assume for Canon Canada any other liability with respect to
this Canon product.
This warranty does not extend to any person other than the original purchaser of this Canon product or the person for
whom it was purchased as a gift and states your exclusive remedy.
NOTICE TO CONSUMER
If you plan to take important videos or if the product has not been used for some time, please check all functions with the
instruction book before using it.
Additional Information
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