Canon HFG10 Digital Camera User Manual

PUB. DIE-0396-000
HD Camcorder
Instruction Manual
PAL
Introduction
Important Usage Instructions
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CAUTION:
DISCONNECT THE MAINS PLUG FROM THE SUPPLY SOCKET WHEN NOT IN USE.
To reduce the risk of electric shock, do not expose this product to dripping or splashing.
The Mains plug is used as the disconnect device. The Mains plug shall remain readily operable to disconnect the plug in case of
an accident.
CA-570 identification plate is located on the bottom.
Using any device other than the Compact Power Adapter CA-570 may damage the camcorder.
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Highlights of the LEGRIA HF G10
The Canon LEGRIA HF G10 HD Camcorder is a high-performance camcorder whose compact size
makes it ideal in a variety of situations. The following are just some of the many functions featured in
the camcorder.
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HD Recording
HD CMOS PRO and DIGIC DV III
processor
The camcorder is equipped with a
1/3-type CMOS sensor that captures video at
an effective pixel count of approximately 2.07
megapixels (1920x1080). The video is then
processed by the state-of-the-art DIGIC DV III
image processor. This allows the camcorder to
excel in low-light situations and produce a
wide dynamic range.
Wide zoom lens
With a focal length at full wide angle of
30.4 mm (35 mm equivalent), the camcorder
has superb wide-angle shooting capability. The
minimum object distance is 60 cm throughout
the entire zoom range, which means that you
can create a pleasing blurred background
effect at full telephoto. The 8-bladed iris
aperture also enhances the blurred
background effect.
Shoot cinematic video
Using CINEMA mode and the cinema-look
filters (0 100), you can make recordings that
truly look and feel cinematic.
Operability
Emphasis on versatility
Face detection
When a subject's face is detected, the
camcorder can track and focus on it (0 47).
Furthermore, you can have the camcorder in
manual focus but switch to autofocus only
when a face is detected, ensuring that
important subjects are in focus.
Relay recording and double slot
recording
When you use relay recording (0 33), you
can use the double memory card slot to keep
on recording video without interruption. Double
slot recording (0 34) allows you to record
movies simultaneously to two memory cards,
which is a convenient way to back up your
recordings.
Other Features
Smart AUTO
Smart AUTO (0 38) automatically selects the
best scene mode for the scene you want to
shoot. You get spectacular recordings every
time without worrying about settings.
LCD screen and viewfinder
The LCD screen and viewfinder both have
100% frame coverage, which will ensure that
you can accurately check that your shots are
framed how you want them.
This camcorder has features to make it usable
as a main camera but is also small enough to
be very portable. The advanced image
stabilization (0 53) will let you shoot in a
variety of situations in the field.
Touch AE
Manual controls at your fingertips
Added and improved functionality
The focus ring helps you achieve the focus you
are looking for. Furthermore, you can assign
certain frequently used functions to a
customizable button and adjust those
functions with the accompanying dial (0 82).
Other functions include two types of video
scopes (0 77), conversion to standard
definition (0 132) and Story Creator mode
(0 97), which allows you to create
engrossing video stories.
By simply touching the screen, you can make
dark areas in the picture appear brighter
(0 58). This operation is simple yet allows
you to shoot with the desired exposure.
Enjoying your Recordings on Other Devices
Connect the camcorder to an
HDTV (0 119)
AVCHD-compatible HDTVs and
digital recorders with a card slot
compatible with the type of
memory card used*.
Play video directly
from your recorded
memory card
Eye-Fi
Use an Eye-Fi card (0 135)
to wirelessly upload
recordings to your computer
or a video sharing Web site.
Save or upload to
the Web.
Create discs
Use the supplied PIXELA’s
software (0 127, 132).
High Definition
Standard Definition
Convert your HD movies, in the camcorder itself, to standard
definition files (0 132).
* Refer to the instruction manual of the device. Depending on the device used, correct playback may
not be possible even if the device is AVCHD-compatible. In such case, play back the recordings on the
memory card using the camcorder.
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Table of contents
1 Introduction 9
About this Manual 9
Conventions Used in this Manual 9
Supplied Accessories and CD-ROMs 11
Names of Parts 13
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2 Preparations 19
Charging the Battery Pack 19
Preparing the Camcorder 21
Attaching the Lens Hood 21
Using the Viewfinder 21
Adjusting the Position and Brightness of
the LCD Screen 22
Wireless Controller 24
Using a Tripod 24
Basic Operation of the Camcorder 25
Using the Touch Screen 25
Operating Modes 26
Using the Menus 27
First Time Settings 29
Setting the Date and Time 29
Changing the Language 29
Changing the Time Zone 30
Using a Memory Card 31
Memory Cards Compatible for Use with
the Camcorder 31
Inserting and Removing a Memory
Card 32
Selecting the Memory for the
Recordings 33
Relay Recording 33
Double Slot Recording 34
Initializing the Memory 35
3 Recording 36
Recording Movies and Photos 36
Preparing to Record 36
Recording in AUTO Mode 37
Recording in y (Manual) Mode 40
Quick Start Function 42
Selecting the Video Quality (Recording
Mode) 43
Selecting the Frame Rate 44
Focus Adjustment 45
Manual Focus 45
Autofocus 46
Face Detection 47
Touch & Track 48
Zooming 50
Using the Zoom Lever or Wireless
Controller 50
Using the Touch Screen’s Zoom
Controls 51
Soft Zoom Control 52
Digital Tele-Converter 52
Advanced Image Stabilization 53
Automatic Gain Control (AGC) Limit 54
Automatic Exposure Recording
Programs 55
Exposure Adjustment 57
Using the Manual Exposure Recording
Program 57
Exposure Compensation 58
White Balance 60
Special Scene Recording Programs 62
Image Effects 64
Self Timer 65
Audio Recording Level 66
Built-In Microphone Directionality 67
Audio Equalizer 68
Audio Mix 69
Using Headphones 70
Using the Mini Advanced Shoe 71
Using an External Microphone 72
Using the SM-V1 Surround Microphone
or DM-100 Directional Stereo
Microphone 72
Using the WM-V1 Wireless
Microphone 72
Using Commercially Available
Microphones 73
Using an External Video Light 74
Using a Zoom Remote Controller 75
Color Bars/Audio Reference Signal 76
Video Scopes 77
Displaying the Waveform Monitor during
[A Programmed AE] Recording
Program 77
Displaying the Waveform Monitor during
[y Manual Exposure] Recording
Program 77
Displaying the Edge Monitor 77
Video Snapshot 78
Pre-Recording 79
Onscreen Displays and Data Code 80
Faders 81
4 Customization 82
Custom Button and Dial 82
Assignable Buttons 83
Changing the Assigned Function 83
Using an Assignable Button 83
Saving and Loading Menu Settings 84
Saving Menu Settings to a Memory
Card 84
Loading Camera Settings from a Memory
Card 84
5 Playback 85
Playing Back Video 85
Adjusting the volume 87
3D Flip View 88
The Index Selection Screen: Selecting the
Content to Play Back 89
Deleting Scenes and Stories 90
Deleting a Single Scene 90
Deleting Scenes from the Date Index
Screen 90
Deleting a Single Scene from a Story 91
Deleting Scenes from a Story by
Rating 91
Deleting Stories 92
Dividing Scenes 93
Selecting the Playback Starting Point 94
Capturing Video Snapshot Scenes and
Photos from a Movie 95
Capturing a Video Snapshot Scene 95
Capturing Photos 96
6 Video Stories and Cinema
Style 97
Using Story Creator to Create Video
Stories 97
Creating a New Story 97
Recording a Scene within a Story 98
Recording Additional Scenes within an
Existing Story 99
CINEMA Mode and Cinema-Look
Filters 100
Adding Decorations 102
Decorating Scenes while
Recording 102
Decorating Scenes during
Playback 106
Playing Back Stories from the
Gallery 107
Rating Scenes 109
Rating Scenes from the List of
Scenes 109
Rating Scenes During Playback 109
Playback with Background Music 110
Using One of the Supplied Music Tracks
as Background Music 110
Using an External Audio Player for
Background Music 111
Copying and Moving Scenes Within/
Between Stories 113
Selecting a Story’s Thumbnail Image 114
Changing a Story’s Title 115
7 External Connections 116
Terminals on the Camcorder 116
Connection Diagrams 117
Playback on a TV Screen 119
8 Photos 120
Viewing Photos 120
Photo Jump Function 121
Deleting Photos 122
Deleting a Single Photo 122
Deleting Photos from the Index
Screen 122
Slideshow 123
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9 Saving/Sharing
Recordings 124
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Copying Recordings to a Memory
Card 124
Copying Scenes from the Date Index
Screen 124
Copying Scenes from a Story by
Rating 125
Copying a Single Photo 125
Copying Photos from the Index
Screen 125
Saving Recordings on a Computer 127
Saving Movies (Windows only) 127
Saving Photos (Windows/Mac OS) 128
Copying Recordings to an External Video
Recorder 130
In High Definition 130
In Standard Definition 130
Uploading Movies to Video Sharing Web
Sites 132
Converting Scenes into Standard
Definition from the Date Index
Screen 132
Connecting to the Computer and
Uploading your Videos 133
Converting Scenes into Standard
Definition from a Story by Rating 134
Converting Only Part of a Scene or
Story 134
Uploading your Videos Wirelessly 135
10 Additional Information 137
Appendix: Menu Options Lists 137
FUNC. Panel 137
Setup Menus 139
Appendix: Onscreen Icons and
Displays 148
Troubleshooting 152
List of Messages 157
Handling Precautions 163
Camcorder 163
Battery Pack 164
Memory Card 164
Built-in Rechargeable Lithium
Battery 165
Lithium Button Battery 165
Disposal 165
Maintenance/Others 166
Cleaning 166
Condensation 166
Using the Camcorder Abroad 167
Accessories 168
Optional Accessories 169
Specifications 173
Index 177
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Introduction
About this Manual
Introduction
About this Manual
Thank you for purchasing the Canon LEGRIA HF G10. Please read this manual carefully before you
use the camcorder and retain it for future reference. Should your camcorder fail to operate correctly,
refer to Troubleshooting (0 152).
Conventions Used in this Manual
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IMPORTANT: Precautions related to the camcorder’s operation.
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NOTES: Additional topics that complement the basic operating procedures.
•
POINTS TO CHECK: Restrictions or requirements regarding the function described.
• 0: Reference page number within this manual.
• r References to sections of the ‘Photo Application’ Instruction Manual, included as a PDF file
in the supplied Camcorder Supplemental Disc.
• The following terms are used in this manual:
When not specified as “memory card” or “built-in memory”, the term “memory” by itself refers to
both.
“Scene” refers to one movie unit from the point you press the g button to start recording
until you press again to pause the recording.
• The photos included in this manual are simulated pictures taken with a still camera.
• Some screenshots in this manual have been simplified to show only relevant icons.
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About this Manual
indicates that a function is available in the
operating mode indicated and
indicates
that the function is not available. For a detailed
explanation refer to Operating Modes (0 26).
Brackets [ ] are used to refer to control
buttons and menu options you will
touch on the screen and to other
onscreen messages and displays.
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Self Timer
Self Timer
Operating modes:
1 Open the [Self Timer] screen.
[FUNC.]
[MENU]
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[Self Timer]
2 Touch [A On n] and then touch [a].
• n will appear on the screen.
• Repeat, selecting [B Off], to turn off the self timer.
Movies: In record pause mode, press g.
The camcorder starts recording after a 10-second countdown*. The countdown appears on the
screen.
Photos: In record pause mode, touch [PHOTO].
The camcorder will record the photo after a 10-second countdown*. The countdown appears on the
screen.
* 2 seconds when using the wireless controller.
NOTES
• Once the countdown has begun, any of the following actions will cancel the self timer.
- Pressing g, when recording movies.
j
The names of physical buttons
and switches on the camcorder
are indicated within a “button”
frame.
For example h.
The arrow is used to abbreviate menu selections. For a
detailed explanation on how to use the menus, refer to
Using the Menus (0 27). For a concise summary of all
available menu options and settings, refer to the
appendix Menu Options Lists (0 137).
Supplied Accessories and CD-ROMs
Supplied Accessories and CD-ROMs
The following accessories are supplied with the camcorder:
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CA-570 Compact Power Adapter
(incl. power cord)
BP-808 Battery Pack
WL-D89 Wireless Controller
(incl. CR2025 lithium button battery)
Stylus Pen
HTC-100/S HDMI Cable
STV-250N Stereo Video Cable
IFC-300PCU/S USB Cable
Lens hood
Lens cap
Installation Guide for PIXELA’s
Software
Quick Guide
Supplied Accessories and CD-ROMs
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The following CD-ROMs and software are supplied with the camcorder:
• PIXELA’s Transfer Utility CD-ROM*
- Use Transfer Utility for saving and transferring movies and music files you can use as
background music.
• PIXELA’s VideoBrowser CD-ROM*
- In addition to all the functionality of Transfer Utility, you can use VideoBrowser for managing,
editing, and playing back movies.
• Y Instruction Manual/Photo Applications Ver.35*/Music Data/Image Mix Data CD-ROM
(referred in the manual as “Camcorder Supplemental Disc”). Contains the following components.
- Instruction Manual - The full-version instruction manual of the camcorder (this PDF file).
- Photo Application - Software for saving, managing, and printing photos.
- Music data - Music files that can be used as background music during playback. These music
files are for exclusive use with the supplied PIXELA’s software. The disc cannot be played back on
CD players.
- Image mix data - Image files that can be used with the image mix function (image mix frames).
* The CD-ROM includes the instruction manual of the software (on PDF file).
Names of Parts
Names of Parts
Left side view
5 6
1 2 3
4
13
10
9
8
1
2
3
4
5
6
RESET button (0 155)
2 (camera/play) button (0 26)
DISP. (onscreen display) button
(0 80)/BATT. INFO (battery info)
button (0 151)
Double memory card slot cover
Memory card slot X (0 32)
Memory card slot Y (0 32)
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7
AV OUT terminal (0 116, 118)/
X (headphones) terminal (0 70)
8 COMPONENT OUT terminal
(0 116, 117)
9 Focus ring (0 45)
10 Lens hood (0 21)
Names of Parts
Right side view
6
14
5
1
2
3
4
MIC terminal (0 73)
Grip belt (0 23)
USB terminal (0 116, 118, 130)
2
1
4
5
6
HDMI OUT terminal (0 116, 117)
REMOTE terminal (0 75)
Built-in speaker (0 87)
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Names of Parts
Front view
15
1
Back view
2
3
4
12
11
10
9
8 7 6
5
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
Instant AF sensor (0 166)
Viewfinder (0 21)
START/STOP button (0 36)
Strap mount (0 23)
DC IN terminal (0 19)
Dioptric adjustment lever (0 21)
CUSTOM (customizable) dial (0 82)
CUSTOM (customizable) button
(0 82)
9 LCD touch screen (0 22, 25)
10 POWERED IS button (0 53)/
Assignable button 2 (0 83)
11 AF/MF button (0 45)/
WEB button (0 132)/
Assignable button 1 (0 83)
12 Remote sensor (0 24)
Names of Parts
Top view
1
2 3
4
16
5
6
7
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
Built-in microphone (0 67)
Zoom lever (0 50)
Mode switch (0 26)
Mini advanced shoe
ACCESS indicator (0 36)
ON/OFF (CHG) indicator (0 19)
Green - ON
Orange - Standby (0 42)
Red - Charging (0 19)
POWER button
Names of Parts
Bottom view
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1
3
1
Serial number
2
3
BATTERY RELEASE switch (0 20)
Tripod socket (0 24)
2
Names of Parts
Wireless Controller WL-D89
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18
1
2
3
8
4
5
9
10
6
1
2
START/STOP button (0 36)
b (index selection) button (0 89)
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
MENU button (0 28, 139)
DISP. (onscreen display) button (0 80)
SET button
B (stop) button (0 85)
PHOTO button (0 36)
Zoom buttons (0 50)
Navigation buttons ( Z/O/y/A )
A/C (play/pause) button (0 85)
Press and hold for more than 2 seconds to switch between shooting and playback mode.
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Preparations
Charging the Battery Pack
Preparations
Charging the Battery Pack
The camcorder can be powered with a battery pack or directly using the compact power adapter. The
first time you use a battery pack, fully charge it and then use the camcorder until the battery pack is
completely exhausted. Doing so will ensure that the remaining recording time will be displayed
accurately.
For approximate charging times and recording/playback times with a fully charged battery pack, refer
to Charging, Recording and Playback Times (0 169).
1 Connect the power cord to the compact power adapter.
2 Plug the power cord into a power outlet.
3 Connect the compact power adapter to the camcorder’s
DC IN terminal.
DC IN terminal
4 Attach the battery pack to the camcorder.
• Press the battery pack softly into the battery attachment
unit and slide it forward until it clicks in place.
5 Charging will start when the camcorder is turned off.
• If the camcorder was on, the green ON/OFF (CHG)
indicator will go out when you turn off the camcorder. After
a moment, the ON/OFF (CHG) indicator will start flashing in
red (battery pack charging). The red ON/OFF (CHG)
indicator will go out when the battery pack is fully charged.
• If the indicator flashes quickly, refer to Troubleshooting
(0 154).
ON/OFF (CHG) (charge) indicator
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Charging the Battery Pack
To remove the battery pack
1 Slide U in the direction of the arrow and
hold it pressed down.
2 Slide the battery pack and then pull it out.
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BATTERY
RELEASE
switch
IMPORTANT
• Turn off the camcorder before connecting or disconnecting the compact power adapter. After
pressing x to turn off the camcorder, important data is updated in the memory. Be sure to
wait until the green ON/OFF (CHG) indicator goes out.
• Do not connect to the camcorder’s DC IN terminal or to the compact power adapter any electrical
equipment that is not expressly recommended for use with this camcorder.
• To prevent equipment breakdowns and excessive heating, do not connect the supplied compact
power adapter to voltage converters for overseas travels or special power sources such as those on
aircraft and ships, DC-AC inverters, etc.
NOTES
• We recommend charging the battery pack in temperatures between 10 °C and 30 °C. If either the
ambient temperature or the battery pack’s temperature is outside the range of approx. 0 °C to
40 °C, charging will not start.
• The battery pack will be charged only when the camcorder is off.
• If the power supply was disconnected while charging a battery pack, make sure the ON/OFF (CHG)
indicator has gone out before restoring the power supply.
• If remaining battery time is an issue, you can power the camcorder using the compact power
adapter so the battery pack will not be consumed.
• Charged battery packs continue to discharge naturally. Therefore, charge them on the day of use, or
the day before, to ensure a full charge.
• We recommend that you prepare battery packs to last 2 to 3 times longer than you think you might
need.
Preparing the Camcorder
Preparing the Camcorder
This section covers the basic preparations for the camcorder such as attaching the lens hood,
adjusting the grip belt and adjusting the viewfinder and LCD screen. When attaching the lens hood,
grip belt and straps, be careful not to drop the camcorder.
Attaching the Lens Hood
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Attach the lens hood to protect the lens and reduce the amount
of stray light that may hit the lens. Remove the lens cap before
attaching the lens hood.
Place the lens hood on the front of the lens so that the
groove on the lens hood is aligned with the bottom of the
lens (햲), and then turn the lens hood clockwise (햳).
• Be careful not to deform the lens hood.
• Make sure that the lens hood is aligned with the thread.
Using the Viewfinder
If it is difficult to use the LCD screen while the LCD backlight is on (0 22), you can use the viewfinder.
You can also use the viewfinder when you rotate the LCD panel 180 degrees to let the subject watch
the recording.
1 Pull out the viewfinder.
2 Press x to turn on the camcorder.
3 Adjust the viewfinder using the dioptric adjustment
lever.
• You can close the LCD panel or rotate it toward the
subject as you prefer.
• The LCD backlight setting (0 22) is common to the LCD
screen and the viewfinder.
NOTES
• For details about how to take care of the viewfinder, refer to
Handling Precautions (0 163), Cleaning (0 166).
Dioptric adjustment lever
Preparing the Camcorder
Adjusting the Position and Brightness of the LCD Screen
Rotating the LCD Panel
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Open the LCD panel 90 degrees.
• You can rotate the panel 90 degrees downward.
• You can rotate the panel 180 degrees toward the lens. Rotating the LCD panel 180 degrees can be
useful in the following cases:
- To allow the subject to monitor the LCD screen while you use the viewfinder.
- To include yourself in the picture when recording with the self timer.
- To allow the camcorder to be operated with the wireless controller from the front.
180°
180°
90°
Subject can monitor the LCD screen
(You can use the viewfinder at the same time)
NOTES
• About the LCD and viewfinder screens: 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.
LCD Backlight
When recording in bright places it may be difficult to use the LCD screen. Turn on the LCD backlight to
make it brighter.
With the camcorder on, hold h pressed down for more
than 2 seconds.
• Repeat this action to switch the LCD backlight between off
(normal) and on (bright).
Preparing the Camcorder
NOTES
• Using the bright setting will shorten the effective usage time of the battery pack.
• You can further adjust the brightness of the LCD screen with the 6
[LCD Brightness] setting,
or dim it with the 6
[LCD Screen Dimmer] setting to use in places where the light from the
LCD screen can be a nuisance.
• Adjusting the brightness does not affect the brightness of the recordings.
• For details about how to take care of the touch screen, refer to Handling Precautions (0 163),
Cleaning (0 166).
Grip Belt and Straps
Fasten the grip belt.
• Adjust the grip belt so that you can reach the zoom lever
with your index finger, and the g button with your
thumb.
• You can attach the supplied stylus pen to the grip belt.
Attaching an optional wrist strap
Attach the wrist strap to the strap mount on the grip belt,
adjust the length and fasten.
• You can also attach the wrist strap to the strap mount on the
grip belt to use both for extra convenience and protection.
Attaching an optional shoulder strap
Pass the ends of the shoulder strap through the strap mount on the grip belt and adjust the length of
the strap.
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Preparing the Camcorder
Wireless Controller
First, insert the supplied CR2025 lithium button battery into the wireless controller.
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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.
Tab
To use the wireless controller
Point the wireless controller at the camcorder’s remote sensor when you press the buttons.
• You can rotate the LCD panel 180 degrees to use the wireless controller from the front of the
camcorder.
NOTES
• When the camcorder cannot be operated with the wireless controller, or when it can only be
operated at very close range, replace the battery.
• The wireless controller may not work properly when the remote sensor is situated under strong light
sources or direct sunlight.
Using a Tripod
You can mount the camcorder on a tripod but do not use tripods
with mounting screws longer than 6.5 mm as this may cause
damage to the camcorder.
Basic Operation of the Camcorder
Basic Operation of the Camcorder
Using the Touch Screen
The control buttons and menu items that appear on the touch screen change dynamically depending
on the operating mode and the task you are performing. With the intuitive touch screen interface you
have all the controls at your fingertips. You can also use the supplied stylus pen for a more precise
operation.
Touch
Press firmly on an element displayed on the touch screen.
Used to start playing back a scene in an index screen, to select
a setting from the menus, to select the subject whom the
camcorder will recognize as the main subject of the scene, etc.
Drag
While applying pressure, swipe your finger up and down or left
and right across the screen.
Used to scroll menus, to browse through index screen pages or
to adjust slider controls like the volume.
IMPORTANT
• The camcorder uses a pressure-sensitive touch screen. Press firmly when using touch
operations.
• In the following cases, you may not be able to perform touch operations correctly.
- Using your fingernails or hard-tipped objects other than the supplied stylus pen, such as ballpoint
pens.
- Operating the touch screen with wet or gloved hands.
- Applying excessive force or forcefully scratching the touch screen.
- Attaching commercially available screen protectors or adhesive film onto the touch screen’s
surface.
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Basic Operation of the Camcorder
Operating Modes
Recording
In recording mode, the camcorder’s operating mode is determined by the position of the mode switch.
Operating mode
Mode switch
Operation
Let the camcorder take care of all the settings while you concentrate on recording
(0 37). This operating mode is suitable if you just prefer not to bother with
detailed camcorder settings.
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Enjoy full access to menus, settings and advanced functions (0 40).
Give your recordings a cinematic look and use cinema-look filters to create unique
movies (0 100).
Playback
Press the camera/play button S to switch the camcorder
between camera (recording) mode and playback mode. You can
press S when the camcorder is off to turn it on directly in
playback mode.
Operating mode
Operation
Playing back movies (0 85).
Viewing photos (0 120).
NOTES
• When switching to a playback mode, the memory selected for playback will be the same currently
used for recording.
• You can also press and hold B on the wireless controller for more than 2 seconds to switch
between recording and playback mode.
Basic Operation of the Camcorder
Using the Menus
Many of the camcorder’s functions can be adjusted from the FUNC. panel and the setup menus. For
details about the available menu options and settings, refer to the appendix Menu Options Lists
(0 137).
FUNC. Panel
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Operating modes:
The FUNC. panel shows a convenient overview of frequently used shooting functions. Touch [FUNC.]
to access the FUNC. panel and then touch the function you want to set or adjust.
You may need to drag your finger up and down the screen to find the control button of the desired
function. In
mode, access to functions is limited.
FUNC. panel in
mode
Touch the control
button of the
desired function
Edit Panel
Operating modes:
Touch [Edit] to display a panel showing available operations (copying, deleting, etc.), and then touch
the operation you want to perform.
Edit panel in
Touch the control
button of the
desired operation
mode
Basic Operation of the Camcorder
Setup Menus
Operating modes:
*
* In
mode setup menus cannot be accessed and most menu settings will be reset to default
values.
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1
or
mode only: Touch [FUNC.]
2 Touch [MENU] to open the setup menus.
• You can also press u on the wireless controller.
3 Touch the tab of the desired menu.
4 Drag your finger up and down to bring the setting you
want to change into the orange selection bar.
• Menu items not available appear grayed out.
• You can touch any menu item on the screen to bring it
directly into the selection bar.
5 When the desired menu item is inside the selection bar, touch the orange frame on the
right.
6 Touch the desired option and touch [a].
• You can touch [a] to close the menu at any time.
First Time Settings
First Time Settings
Setting the Date and Time
You will need to set the date and time of the camcorder before
you can start using it. The [Date/Time] screen will appear
automatically when the camcorder’s clock is not set.
1 Press x to turn on the camcorder.
• The [Date/Time] screen appears and the year will be
selected.
2 Touch a field you want to change (year, month, day, hours or minutes).
3 Touch [Z] or [O] to change the field as necessary.
4 Set the correct date and time by changing all the fields in the same way.
5 Touch [Y.M.D], [M.D,Y] or [D.M.Y] to select the date format you prefer.
• In some screens, only the month and day are displayed but it will still follow the order you
selected.
6 Touch [24H] to use 24-hour clock or leave it unselected to use 12-hour clock (AM/PM).
7 Touch [OK] to start the clock and close the setup screen.
NOTES
• You can adjust the date and time later on with the 6
[Date/Time] setting.
• 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 (0 165) and set the time zone, date and time again.
Changing the Language
The default language of the camcorder is English. You can set
it to one of 27 languages.
Operating modes:
1 Open the [Language a] screen.
[FUNC.]
[MENU]
6
[Language a]
• Touching [FUNC.] is necessary only when performing the procedure in a recording mode.
2 Touch the desired language and then touch [a].
NOTES
• Some control buttons, such as [ZOOM], [FUNC.] or [MENU], will appear in English regardless of the
language selected.
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First Time Settings
Changing the Time Zone
Change the time zone to match your location. The default setting is Paris.
Operating modes:
1 Open the [Time Zone/DST] screen.
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[FUNC.]
[MENU]
6
[Time Zone/DST]
• Touching [FUNC.] is necessary only when performing the procedure in a recording mode.
2 Touch [S] to set the home time zone, or [V] to set the time zone of your destination
when you are traveling.
3 Touch [Z] or [O] to set the desired time zone. If necessary, touch [U] to adjust for
daylight saving time.
4 Touch [a] to close the menu.
Using a Memory Card
Using a Memory Card
Memory Cards Compatible for Use with the Camcorder
You can use the following types of commercially available Secure Digital (SD) cards with this
camcorder.
As of October 2010, the movie recording function has been tested using SD/SDHC/SDXC memory
cards made by Panasonic, Toshiba and SanDisk.
Memory card type:
SD memory card,
SD Speed Class*:
Capacity:
128 MB or larger**.
SDHC memory card,
SDXC memory card
* When using an SD memory card without a speed class rating, you may not be able to record movies,
depending on the memory card used.
**SD memory cards with a capacity of 64 MB or smaller cannot be used to record movies.
NOTES
• About the Speed Class: Speed Class is a standard that indicates the minimum guaranteed data
transfer speed of memory cards. When you buy a new memory card, look for the Speed Class logo
on the package.
We recommend using memory cards rated SD Speed Class 4, 6 or 10.
SDXC Memory Cards
You can use SDXC memory cards with this camcorder. When using memory cards with other devices,
such as digital recorders, computers and card readers, make sure that the external device is
compatible with SDXC cards. The table below summarizes compatibility by computer operating
system, as of October 2010. For the latest information, however, contact the computer, operating
system or memory card manufacturer.
Compatible operating systems for SDXC memory cards
Operating system
Compatibility
Windows 7
Compatible
Windows Vista
Compatible (requires Service Pack 1 or later)
Windows XP
Compatible (requires Service Pack 3 and KB955704 update)
Mac OS X
Not compatible
IMPORTANT
• If you use an SDXC memory card with a computer OS that is not SDXC-compatible, you may be
prompted to format the memory card. In such case, cancel the operation to prevent data loss.
• After repeatedly recording, deleting and editing scenes (fragmented memory), it will take longer to
write data on the memory and recording may stop. Save your recordings and initialize the memory
using the camcorder.
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Using a Memory Card
Eye-Fi Cards
This product is not guaranteed to support Eye-Fi card functions (including wireless transfer). In case of
an issue with an Eye-Fi card, please check with the card manufacturer.
Also note that an approval is required to use Eye-Fi cards in many countries or regions. Without
approval, use of the card is not permitted. If it is unclear whether the card has been approved for use
in the area, please check with the card manufacturer.
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Inserting and Removing a Memory Card
Make sure to initialize (0 35) all memory cards before using them with this camcorder.
1 Turn off the camcorder.
• Make sure the ON/OFF (CHG) indicator is off.
2 Open the double memory card slot cover.
3 Insert the memory card straight, with the label facing the
front of the camcorder, all the way into one of the
memory card slots until it clicks.
• You can also use two memory cards, one in each memory
card slot.
• To use the wireless communication features of an Eye-Fi
card, insert it into memory card slot Y. Be sure you
understand the information provided in Eye-Fi Cards
(0 32) before using an Eye-Fi card.
4 Close the double memory card slot cover.
• Do not force the cover closed if the memory card is not
correctly inserted.
To remove the memory card
Push the memory card once to release it. When the memory card springs out, pull it all the way out.
IMPORTANT
• Observe the following precautions while the ACCESS indicator is flashing. Failure to do so may
result in permanent data loss.
- Do not disconnect the power source or turn off the camcorder.
- Do not remove the memory card.
• Turn off the camcorder before inserting or removing an memory card. Inserting or removing the
memory card with the camcorder on may result in permanent data loss.
• Memory cards have front and back sides that are not interchangeable. Inserting a memory card
facing the wrong direction can cause a malfunction of the camcorder. Be sure to insert the memory
card as described in step 3.
Using a Memory Card
Selecting the Memory for the Recordings
You can select to record your movies and photos in the built-in memory or on a memory card. The
default memory for recording both is the built-in memory.
Operating modes:
POINTS TO CHECK
• Be sure you understand the information provided in Eye-Fi Cards (0 32) before using an Eye-Fi
card.
1 Open the [Rec Media for Movies] or [Rec Media for Photos] screen.
[FUNC.]
[MENU]
8
[Rec Media for Movies] or [Rec Media for Photos]
2 Touch [f] (built-in memory), [4] (memory card X) or [7] (memory card Y) and then
touch [a].
• When selecting the memory, you can check the approximate available recording time/number of
photos, based on currently used settings.
NOTES
• Select to record movies in the built-in memory or memory card X if you later want to convert the
movies to standard definition in order to upload them to the Web.
Relay Recording
You can activate relay recording so if the memory you are using becomes full while recording movies,
the recording will continue uninterrupted on a memory card.
When recording on memory card X, you can use memory card Y for relay recording (497). When
recording in the built-in memory, you can choose to use only memory card X for relay recording
(f94), or use both memory cards (f9497).
Operating modes:
1 Insert a memory card that contains no video recordings into the card slot of the memory
card you want to use for relay recording.
• When relay recording from the built-in memory: memory card slot X or both memory card slots.
• When relay recording from memory card X: memory card slot Y only.
2 Open the relay recording screen.
[FUNC.]
[MENU]
8
[Rec Media for Movies]
[f] or [4]
[Relay Recording]
3 Touch the desired option and then touch [a].
• The approximate available recording time will now reflect the combined space in the memories
used for relay recording.
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Using a Memory Card
NOTES
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• You cannot use relay recording from the built-in memory to memory card Y. When using a single
memory card, be sure to insert it into memory card slot X.
• There will be a momentary stop in the scene at the point where the camcorder switches from one
memory to another.
• Any of the following actions will deactivate the relay recording function:
- Turning off the camcorder.
- Opening the double memory card slot cover.
- Changing the position of the mode switch.
- Changing the camcorder’s operating mode.
- Changing the memory used for recording movies.
Double Slot Recording
Double slot recording allows you to record the same scene simultaneously to both memory cards. This
is a convenient way to make a backup copy of your recording while you record.
Operating modes:
1 Insert memory cards into memory card slot X and memory card slot Y.
2 Open the [Rec Media for Movies] screen.
[FUNC.]
[MENU]
8
[Rec Media for Movies]
3 Activate double slot recording.
[4]
[Double Slot Rec]
[A]
4 Touch [a].
•
will appear on the screen.
NOTES
• If a memory card becomes full during double slot recording, recording on both cards will stop.
• If an error occurs with one of the memory cards, recording will continue on the other card.
Using a Memory Card
Initializing the Memory
Initialize memory cards when you use them with this camcorder for the first time. You can also initialize
a memory card or the built-in memory to permanently delete all the recordings it contains.
At the time of purchase, the built-in memory comes pre-initialized and contains music files for use as
background music and images for use with the image mix function (image mix frames).
Operating modes:
1 Power the camcorder using the compact power adapter.
• Do not disconnect the power source or turn off the camcorder until the initialization is completed.
2 Open the initialization screen for the desired memory.
[FUNC.]
[MENU]
6
[Initialize f/g]
[f Built-in Mem.], [4 Mem. Card A] or
[7 Mem. Card B]
[Initialize]
• Touching [FUNC.] is necessary only when performing the procedure in a recording mode.
• In the initialization screen, touch [Complete Initialization] to physically erase all the data rather than
just clear the file allocation table of the memory.
3 Touch [Yes].
• If you selected the [Complete Initialization] option, you can touch [Cancel] to cancel the
initialization while it is in progress. All recordings will be erased and the memory can be used
without any problem.
4 Touch [OK] and then touch [a].
IMPORTANT
• Initializing the memory will permanently erase all recordings. Lost original recordings cannot be
recovered. Make sure you save important recordings in advance using an external device (0 124).
• Initializing a memory card will permanently erase any music files and images you may have
transferred to the card. (The music files and image mix frames that come pre-installed in the built-in
memory will be restored after it is initialized.) To transfer music files from the supplied Camcorder
Supplemental Disc to the memory card:
- Windows users: Use the supplied PIXELA’s software. For details, refer to the Software Guide
(PDF file) of the supplied PIXELA’s software.
- Mac OS users: Use Finder to transfer music files from the [MUSIC] folder on the supplied
Camcorder Supplemental Disc to the memory card. Refer to About the music files (0 176) for
the folder structure of the memory card.
• At the time of purchase, Eye-Fi cards contain the necessary network configuration software. Be
sure to install the software and complete the required configuration setup before you initialize the
Eye-Fi card prior to using it with this camcorder.
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Recording Movies and Photos
3
Recording
Recording
Recording Movies and Photos
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By default, movies and photos are recorded in the built-in memory. You can select the memory that will
be used to record movies and photos (0 33).
Please read the IMPORTANT section (0 41) before using an Eye-Fi card.
POINTS TO CHECK
• Before you begin recording, make a test recording first to check that the camcorder is operating
correctly.
Preparing to Record
1 Attach a charged battery pack to the camcorder
(0 19).
2 Turn on the camcorder.
3 Select the memory for recording (0 33).
• To use relay recording (0 33), insert a memory card into
memory card slot X or both memory card slots.
• To use double slot recording (0 34), insert memory cards
into both memory card slots.
4 Remove the lens cap.
5 If you need to use the viewfinder, pull it out and, if
necessary, adjust it using the dioptric adjustment lever.
Lens cap
Viewfinder
Recording Movies and Photos
Recording in AUTO Mode
When you use
mode to shoot video and take photos, the camcorder will automatically adjust
various settings for you.
Operating modes:
1 Set the mode switch to
.
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2 Turn on the camcorder.
To record video
Press g to begin recording.
• Press g again to pause the recording.
• The ACCESS indicator will flash from time to time while the
scene is being recorded.
• During recording, N will appear on the screen.
[PHOTO]
To take photos
Touch [PHOTO].
• A green icon (h) will appear momentarily on the screen and the ACCESS indicator will flash as the
photo is recorded.
• You can record photos simultaneously while recording a movie.
• You can also press j on the wireless controller.
When you have finished recording
1 Make sure that the ACCESS indicator is off.
2 Turn off the camcorder.
3 Close the LCD panel.
Recording Movies and Photos
Rating Scenes
You can turn on the scene rating option in recording mode with the 8
[Rate Scenes
(Recording)] setting. Immediately after recording a scene, you will have the option to rate it by
touching one of the rating buttons; you can also touch [
] or [a] to leave the scene unrated.
Later you can play back scenes and perform other scene operations by rating.
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You can rate scenes while the camcorder is in
described above in
or
mode.
mode but you must change the setting
About AUTO mode
• Only the following functions are available in
mode.
- Zoom (0 50).
- Quick Start (0 42).
- Video snapshot (0 78).
- Advanced image stabilization modes (0 53) to shoot video while walking or to stabilize the
shot while zooming in on faraway subjects (telephoto).
- Face detection (0 47) to get beautiful shots of people every time, tracking the subject even
if the person moves.
- Touch & Track (0 48) to track other moving subjects, keeping them in focus and using the
best settings to record them.
- Story Creator (0 97) to transform your movies into compelling video stories by following
simple scripts for various scenarios.
- Decoration (0 102) to add graphical elements using stamps, drawings, image mix and
more.
About the Smart AUTO function
In
mode, the camcorder will automatically detect certain characteristics of the subject,
background, lighting conditions, etc. It will then adjust various settings (focus, exposure, color,
image stabilization, image quality, among others), selecting the best settings for the scene you
want to shoot. The Smart AUTO icon will change to one of the following icons.
Recording Movies and Photos
Smart AUTO icons
Background (color of the icon) →
Bright1
(grey)
Subject ↓
Blue skies1
(light blue)
Vivid colors1
(green/red)
Sunsets1
(orange)
People (stationary)
(
)
(
)
(
—
)
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People (moving)
(
Subjects other than people,
such as landscapes
)
(
Close objects
(
(
)
)
(
/
2
/
2
)
(
Background (color of the icon) →
(
)
)
(
/
2
/
2
)
(
—
)
/
2
/
2
—
)
Dark (dark blue)
Subject ↓
Spotlight
Night scene
People (stationary)
—
—
People (moving)
—
—
—
—
Subjects other than people, such as
landscapes
Close objects
1
2
/
2
The icon in parentheses appears under backlight conditions.
This icon will appear under tele macro conditions. Tele macro is activated automatically when you
zoom toward the telephoto end and close in on the subject. Tele macro allows you to get closer
shots of small subjects and adds a soft focus to the background, so the subject not only looks
larger but also stands out more.
IMPORTANT
• Observe the following precautions while the ACCESS indicator is on or flashing. Failing to do so
may result in permanent data loss or damage to the memory.
- Do not open the double memory card slot cover.
- Do not disconnect the power source or turn off the camcorder.
- Do not change the camcorder’s operating mode.
• Be sure to save your recordings regularly (0 124), especially after making important recordings.
Canon shall not be liable for any loss or corruption of data.
• Photos recorded on an Eye-Fi card in memory card slot Y will be uploaded automatically after
setting the camcorder to playback mode, if you are within the range of a configured network.
Always verify that Eye-Fi cards have been approved in the country/region of use. See also Using an
Eye-Fi Card (0 135).
Recording Movies and Photos
NOTES
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• About the power saving mode: If 6
[Power Saving Mode]
[Auto Power Off] is set to
[A On], the camcorder will shut off automatically to save power when it is powered by a battery
pack and is left without any operation for 5 minutes. Press x to turn on the camcorder.
• When recording in bright places, it may be difficult to use the LCD screen. In such cases, you can
turn on the LCD backlight (0 22) or adjust the brightness of the LCD screen with the 6
[LCD Brightness] setting. Alternatively, you can also use the viewfinder (0 21).
• Under certain conditions, the Smart AUTO icon that appears on the screen may not match the
actual scene. Especially when shooting against orange or blue backgrounds, the sunset or one of
the blue skies icons may appear and the colors may not look natural. In such case, we recommend
recording in
mode (0 40).
• In
mode, most camcorder settings will return to default values, but the following settings will
be maintained even after setting the mode switch to
.
- FUNC. panel: [Zoom], [Decoration].
- 7 menu: [Soft Zoom Control], [Zoom Speed Level], [Zoom Lever Zoom Speed], [Wireless
Ctrlr Zoom Speed], [AF Mode], [Auto Slow Shutter], [Conversion Lens], [Camcorder Shake
Indicator].
- 8 menu: [Video Snapshot Length], [Rate Scenes (Recording)], [Rec Media for Movies],
[Recording Mode], [Rec Media for Photos], [Scan Reverse Rec].
- 6 menu: All settings.
• Photos are recorded as JPG files. The photo size (1920x1080) and quality cannot be changed. At
this size, a 1 GB memory card can hold approximately 670 photos. However, the actual number of
photos that can be recorded will vary depending on the subject and shooting conditions.
• Photos cannot be recorded while the digital zoom is activated or while fading in or fading out a
scene.
Recording in y (Manual) Mode
When the mode switch is set to y (Manual mode), you can enjoy full access to the menus and
manually adjust the exposure, focus, white balance and many more of the camcorder’s settings to
your preference. Even in
mode, though, the camcorder can help you with the settings. For
example, by using Special Scene recording programs (0 62).
Operating modes:
1 Set the mode switch to y.
2 Turn on the camcorder.
3 Record movies and photos.
• The procedure is the same as in
mode (0 37).
Recording Movies and Photos
Reviewing the Latest Scene Recorded
You can review the last 4 seconds of the last scene recorded with the camcorder without switching to
playback mode. While reviewing the latest scene, the picture will be played back without sound.
Operating modes:
1 Set the mode switch to y or
.
2 Review the last 4 seconds of the scene.
[FUNC.]
[ Review Recording]
NOTES
• When double slot recording is activated, only the scene recorded on memory card X will be played
back.
IMPORTANT
• Observe the following precautions while the ACCESS indicator is on or flashing. Failing to do so
may result in permanent data loss or damage to the memory.
- Do not open the double memory card slot cover.
- Do not disconnect the power source or turn off the camcorder.
- Do not change the camcorder’s operating mode.
• Be sure to save your recordings regularly (0 124), especially after making important recordings.
Canon shall not be liable for any loss or corruption of data.
• Photos recorded on an Eye-Fi card in memory card slot Y will be uploaded automatically after
setting the camcorder to playback mode, if you are within the range of a configured network.
Always verify that Eye-Fi cards have been approved in the country/region of use. See also Using an
Eye-Fi Card (0 135).
NOTES
• About the power saving mode: If 6
[Power Saving Mode]
[Auto Power Off] is set to
[A On], the camcorder will shut off automatically to save power when it is powered by a battery
pack and is left without any operation for 5 minutes. Press x to turn on the camcorder.
• When recording in bright places, it may be difficult to use the LCD screen. In such cases, you can
turn on the LCD backlight (0 22) or adjust the brightness of the LCD screen with the 6
[LCD Brightness] setting. Alternatively, you can also use the viewfinder (0 21).
• Photos are recorded as JPG files. The photo size (1920x1080) and quality cannot be changed. At
this size, a 1 GB memory card can hold approximately 670 photos. However, the actual number of
photos that can be recorded will vary depending on the subject and shooting conditions.
• Photos cannot be recorded while the digital zoom is activated or while fading in or fading out a
scene.
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Quick Start Function
Quick Start Function
When you close the LCD panel with the camcorder on, the camcorder enters the standby mode. In
standby mode the camcorder consumes only about 1/3 the power used when recording, saving
energy when you are using a battery pack. Additionally, when you open the LCD panel or pull out the
viewfinder, the camcorder is ready to start recording in approximately 1 second*, allowing you to
record the subject right away.
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* The actual time required varies depending on the shooting conditions.
Operating modes:
1 With the camcorder on and in a recording mode, close the LCD panel.
• A beep will sound and the green ON/OFF (CHG) indicator will change to orange to indicate the
camcorder entered standby mode.
• When using only the viewfinder (with the LCD panel closed), you can return the viewfinder to its
retracted position to set the camcorder in standby mode.
2 When you wish to resume recording, open the LCD panel.
• The ON/OFF (CHG) indicator turns back green and the camcorder is ready to record.
• You can also pull out the viewfinder to start recording with the LCD panel closed.
IMPORTANT
• Do not disconnect the power source during standby mode (while the ON/OFF (CHG) indicator is lit
in orange).
NOTES
• The camcorder will not enter standby mode while the ACCESS indicator is on or flashing, while a
menu is being displayed or while using the viewfinder. The camcorder may also not enter standby
mode when the battery charge is too low. Check that the ON/OFF (CHG) indicator changes to
orange.
• About standby mode and auto power off:
- The camcorder will power off automatically if left in standby mode for 10 minutes. Press x
to turn on the camcorder.
- You can select the length of time until shut-off or turn off the Quick Start function altogether with
the 6
[Power Saving Mode]
[Quick Start (Standby)] setting.
- The usual 5-minute auto power off setting of [Power Saving Mode] is not applicable while the
camcorder is in standby mode.
• Changing the position of the mode switch while the camcorder is in standby mode will reactivate the
camcorder in the operating mode selected.
Selecting the Video Quality (Recording Mode)
Selecting the Video Quality (Recording Mode)
The camcorder offers 5 recording modes. Changing the recording mode will change the recording
time available on the memory. Select MXP or FXP mode for better movie quality; select LP mode for
longer recording times. The following table gives approximate recording times.
Operating modes:
1 Open the [Recording Mode] screen.
[FUNC.]
[MENU]
8
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[Recording Mode]
2 Touch the desired recording mode and then touch [a].
NOTES
• Movies recorded in MXP mode cannot be saved on AVCHD discs. Use an external Blu-ray Disc
recorder to copy MXP movies onto Blu-ray discs or use the supplied software VideoBrowser to
create AVCHD discs*.
• The camcorder uses a variable bit rate (VBR) to encode video so the actual recording times will vary
depending on the content of the scenes.
• The camcorder retains the last setting used even if you set the camcorder to
mode.
* MXP scenes will be converted to an image quality similar to that of FXP scenes.
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Approximate recording times
Recording mode →
MXP1
FXP1
4 GB Memory card
20 min.
8 GB Memory card
40 min.
16 GB Memory card
Default value
XP+
SP
LP
30 min.
40 min.
1 hr. 10 min.
1 hr. 30 min.
1 hr.
1 hr. 25 min.
2 hr. 20 min.
3 hr.
1 hr. 25 min.
2 hr. 5 min.
2 hr. 50 min.
4 hr. 45 min.
6 hr. 5 min.
32 GB Memory card/
Built-in memory2
2 hr. 55 min.
4 hr. 10 min.
5 hr. 45 min.
9 hr. 35 min.
12 hr. 15 min.3
64 GB Memory card
5 hr. 55 min.
8 hr. 20 min.
11 hr. 30 min.
Memory ↓
1
19 hr. 10 min.3 24 hr. 30 min.3
Recorded in 1,920 x 1,080 resolution. Movies recorded using other recording modes are recorded
in 1,440 x 1,080 resolution.
2 At the time of purchase, the built-in memory contains about 70 MB of music files (background
music) and 5 MB of image files (image mix frames).
3 A single scene can be recorded continuously for 12 hours; at that point, the camcorder will stop
for about 3 seconds before resuming recording.
Selecting the Frame Rate
Selecting the Frame Rate
You can change the frame rate (the number of frames recorded per second) to change the look of your
movies.
Operating modes:
1 Open the [Frame Rate] screen.
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[FUNC.]
[MENU]
8
[Frame Rate]
2 Touch the desired frame rate and then touch [a].
Options
[w 50i (Standard)] 50 fields per second, interlaced. Standard frame rate of PAL analog TV signals.
[D PF25] Shooting at 25 frames per second, progressive*. Using this frame rate will give your
recordings a cinematic look. Recording in
* Recorded as 50i.
mode will further enhance the effect.
Focus Adjustment
Focus Adjustment
You can adjust the focus manually and use the peaking function to assist you or you can let the
camcorder focus for you by using autofocus. With autofocus, you can set the autofocus speed.
The camcorder also features two more focusing functions, face detection and Touch & Track.
Operating modes:
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POINTS TO CHECK
• Adjust the zoom before you start the procedure.
Manual Focus
Use the focus ring to focus manually. You can also use peaking to help you focus more accurately.
1 Open the focus controls.
[FUNC.]
[X Focus]
• To switch to autofocus without opening the focus controls, press
(step 3) will not be available.
. In such case, Touch AF
2 Touch [2].
3 Touch a subject that appears inside the X frame.
• The Touch AF mark (P) will flash and the focusing distance will be adjusted automatically. You
have the option to further adjust the focus manually as necessary.
4 Turn the focus ring to adjust the focus.
• The center of the screen will be magnified to help you focus more easily. You can also turn off this
function with the 7
[Focus Assistance] setting.
• The focusing distance displayed will change as you adjust the focus. You can change the units
used for the distance display with the 6
[Distance Units] setting.
• You can use the 6
[Focus Ring Response] setting to adjust the sensitivity of the focus
ring.
• You can use the 6
[Focus Ring Direction] setting to select which direction to turn the
focus ring.
Focus Preset
When focusing manually, you can set a preset position for the focus in advance so that you can later
return to that preset focus position instantly.
1 Open the focus controls.
[FUNC.]
[X Focus]
2 Touch [MF].
3 Turn the focus ring to the desired focus position.
4 Touch [
] to set the preset focus position.
Focus Adjustment
5 After adjusting the focus, touch [ ] to return to the preset focus position.
• Touch [ ] again to cancel the current preset focus position.
• [
] will be grayed out while adjusting the focus or zoom.
• You can use the 6
[Focus Preset Speed] setting to adjust the speed at which the
camcorder returns to the preset focus position.
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NOTES
• The preset focus position will be canceled when the camcorder is turned off.
• When the camcorder is in
mode, the focus preset function cannot be used.
Peaking
When peaking is activated, edges in focus on the screen will be highlighted in red, blue or yellow. In
addition, you can choose to switch the screen to black & white, further emphasizing the edges.
1 Open the focus controls.
[FUNC.]
[X Focus]
2 Touch [5].
For the black & white setting: Touch [Off] or [On]
For the peaking color: Touch [Red], [Blue] or [Yellow]
3 Touch [f].
4 Touch [d].
• Peaking is activated and edges are highlighted. You can turn the focus ring on this screen or
touch [a] to hide the focus controls.
• The peaking effect and black & white picture will not appear in your recordings.
Autofocus
When autofocus is activated, the camcorder continuously adjusts the focus on the subject in the
center of the screen. The focusing range is 2 cm (at full wide-angle, measured from the front of the
lens barrel) to f and 60 cm (throughout the zoom range, measured from the front of the lens barrel)
to f. Perform the following procedure to set the autofocus speed.
1 Open the [AF Mode] screen.
[FUNC.]
[MENU]
7
[AF Mode]
2 Touch the desired option and then touch [a].
• The icon of the selected option appears on the screen.
Options ( Default value)
[R Instant AF] Sets the autofocus to Instant AF. The focus is adjusted at the highest speed. This
mode is useful even when recording in very bright or low-light surroundings. This mode uses both the
TTL system and external sensor for focusing.
[
Medium AF] Sets the autofocus to Medium AF. The camcorder focuses more smoothly on the
subject than when using the [R Instant AF] setting. This mode uses both the TTL system and
external sensor for focusing.
[S Normal AF]
speed.
Sets the autofocus to Normal AF. The autofocus adjustment is made at a stable
Focus Adjustment
NOTES
• While using autofocus, you can turn the manual ring to focus manually. When you stop turning the
ring, the camcorder returns to autofocus. This is useful in situations such as when focusing on a
subject on the other side of a window.
• When recording in bright surroundings, the camcorder closes down the aperture. This may cause
the picture to appear blurred and is more noticeable toward the wide angle end of the zoom range.
In such case, set 7
[ND Filter] to [O Automatic].
• When you set 7
[Conversion Lens] to a setting other than [B Off], the [
Instant AF]
and [
Medium AF] settings are not available.
• Autofocus takes longer to focus when the frame rate is set to [D PF25] than when it is set to
[w 50i (Standard)].
• When recording under dark conditions, the focusing range narrows and the picture may appear
blurred.
• Autofocus may not work well on the following subjects or in the following cases. 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
Face Detection
The camcorder automatically detects people’s faces and uses this information to select the optimal
focus and exposure settings.
Operating modes:
*
* Face detection is always activated in
mode.
POINTS TO CHECK
• Select a recording program other than [q Night Scene], [p Low Light], [M Fireworks] or
[y Manual Exposure].
By default, face detection is activated. If the function was turned off, perform the following procedure
to turn it on.
1 Open the [Face Detection & Tracking] screen.
[FUNC.]
[MENU]
7
[Face Detection & Tracking]
2 Touch [A On o] and then touch [a].
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Focus Adjustment
To select the main subject
If there is more than one person in the picture, the camcorder will automatically select one person it
determines is the main subject. The main subject is indicated by a white face detection frame and the
camcorder will optimize the settings for that person. Other faces will have gray frames.
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Touch a different face on the touch screen to optimize the
camcorder’s settings for that person using the Touch & Track
function.
Main subject
Limiting Autofocus to Faces
While using autofocus, you can limit the autofocus function only to cases when a subject’s face is
detected and use manual focus for all other scenes. The camcorder will also adjust the brightness
when focusing automatically on the subject’s face.
Set assignable button 2 to [
•
appears on the screen.
Face Only AF] (0 83) and press the button.
NOTES
• The camcorder may mistakenly detect the faces of non-human subjects. In such case, turn face
detection off.
• In certain cases, faces may not be detected correctly. Typical examples include:
- Faces extremely small, large, dark or bright in relation to the overall picture.
- Faces turned to the side, at a diagonal or partially hidden.
• Face detection cannot be used in the following cases.
- When the shutter speed used is slower than 1/25.
- When the digital zoom is activated at more than 40x zoom (dark blue area on the zoom bar).
- When 8
[Scan Reverse Rec] is set to an option other than [B Off].
• When face detection is activated, the slowest shutter speed used by the camcorder is 1/25.
Touch & Track
When recording a group of people using face detection, the camcorder will automatically detect one
person as the main subject. You can use Touch & Track to tell the camcorder to track and optimize
settings for a different person. You can also use Touch & Track to always keep in focus other moving
subjects, such as pets or moving vehicles.
Operating modes:
1 Make sure face detection (0 47) and autofocus (0 46) are activated.
• Face detection is always activated in
mode.
2 Point the camcorder at a moving subject and touch the subject on the touch screen.
• A white double frame will appear around the subject and track it as it moves.
• Touch [Cancel z] to remove the frame and cancel the tracking.
Focus Adjustment
NOTES
• Touching somewhere with a color or pattern unique to the subject will make it easier to track.
However, if there is another subject in the vicinity that shares similar characteristics to the selected
subject, the camcorder may start tracking the incorrect subject. Touch the screen again to select
the desired subject.
• In certain cases, Touch & Track may not be able to track the subject. Typical examples include:
- Subjects extremely small or large in relation to the overall picture.
- Subjects too similar to the background.
- Subjects lacking sufficient contrast.
- Fast moving subjects.
- When shooting indoors with insufficient lighting.
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Zooming
Zooming
Operating modes:
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There are three ways you can zoom in and out: using the zoom lever on the camcorder, using the
zoom buttons on the wireless controller or using the zoom controls on the touch screen.
In addition to the 10x optical zoom, in
mode, you can turn on the digital zoom* (40x or 200x)
with the 7
[Digital Zoom] setting.
This camcorder also features a digital tele-converter, which allows you to enlarge the image on the
screen digitally.
* Digital zoom is not available in
and
modes.
Using the Zoom Lever or Wireless Controller
Move the zoom lever toward Q (wide angle) to zoom out.
Move it toward P (telephoto) to zoom in.
• By default, the zoom lever operates at a variable speed –
press gently for a slow zoom; press harder for faster zooms.
• You can also use the zoom buttons on the wireless controller.
Setting the Zoom Speed
You can set the zoom speed for the zoom lever and wireless
controller.
To set the zoom lever's zoom speed
For the zoom lever, first set the overall zoom speed to one of
three levels. Next, select whether the zoom lever operates at a
variable or constant speed. Refer to the following table for a
summary of the zoom speed.
W Zoom out
T Zoom in
1 Open the zoom speed level screen.
[FUNC.]
[MENU]
7
[Zoom Speed Level]
2 Touch [J Fast], [K Normal] or [L Slow] and then touch [f].
3 Touch [Zoom Lever Zoom Speed].
4 Touch [I] for variable speed or [
] for constant speed.
• If you selected [
], touch [ ] or [ ] or drag your finger along the bar to select a constant
speed.
5 Touch [a].
Zooming
Approximate zoom speeds* (zoom lever)
[Zoom Lever
Zoom Speed]
setting
[I] (variable)
[
] (constant)
[Zoom Speed Level] setting
Selected
constant speed
[L Slow]
[K Normal]
[J Fast]
–
4 sec. to 4 min. 45 sec.
3 sec. to 3 min.
2 sec.** to 1 min.
1 (slowest)
4 min. 45 sec.
3 min.
1 min.
16 (fastest)
4 sec.
3 sec.
2 sec.**
* Measured from full wide-angle to full telephoto.
**When the zoom speed is too fast (approximately 2 seconds end-to-end), the camcorder will have more
trouble focusing automatically while zooming.
To set the wireless controller's zoom speed
For the wireless controller, first set the overall zoom speed to one of three levels. The wireless
controller operates at a constant speed so select the speed. Refer to the following table for a summary
of the zoom speed.
1 Open the zoom speed level screen.
[FUNC.]
[MENU]
7
[Zoom Speed Level]
2 Touch [J Fast], [K Normal] or [L Slow] and then touch [f].
3 Touch [Wireless Ctrlr Zoom Speed].
4 Touch [ ] or [ ] or drag your finger along the bar to select a constant speed.
5 Touch [a].
Approximate zoom speeds* (wireless controller)
[Wireless Ctrlr
Zoom Speed] speed
setting
[Zoom Speed Level] setting
[L Slow]
[K Normal]
[J Fast]
1 (slowest)
4 min. 45 sec.
3 min.
1 min.
16 (fastest)
4 sec.
3 sec.
2 sec.**
* Measured from full wide-angle to full telephoto.
**When the zoom speed is too fast (approximately 2 seconds end-to-end), the camcorder will have more
trouble focusing automatically while zooming.
Using the Touch Screen’s Zoom Controls
1 Display the zoom controls on the touch screen.
[FUNC.]
[ZOOM]
• The zoom controls appear on the left side of the screen.
2 Touch the zoom controls to operate the zoom.
• Touch anywhere within the Q area to zoom out or
anywhere within the P area to zoom in. Touch closer to the
center for a slow zoom; touch closer to the e/d icons for
faster zooms.
3 Touch [a] to hide the zoom controls.
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Zooming
Soft Zoom Control
Soft zoom control allows you to start and/or stop the zoom gradually.
1 Open the soft zoom control screen.
[FUNC.]
[MENU]
7
[Soft Zoom Control]
2 Touch the desired option and then touch [f].
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Options ( Default value)
[B Off] Use this setting if you do not intend to use soft zoom control.
[
Start] Zoom starts gradually.
[
Stop] Zoom stops gradually.
[
Start & Stop] Zoom start and stops gradually.
Digital Tele-Converter
Using the digital tele-converter, you can digitally increase the focal length of the camcorder by a factor
of approx. 2 and record the enlarged image at full HD resolution.
Operating modes:
1 Open the [Digital Zoom] screen.
[FUNC.]
[MENU]
7
[Digital Zoom]
2 Touch [ Digital Tele-conv.] and then touch [a].
3 Open the zoom controls.
[FUNC.]
4 Touch [
[ZOOM]
] (digital tele-converter) and then touch [a].
• Touch [ ] again before closing the screen to deactivate the digital tele-converter.
• The center of the screen will be enlarged approximately 2 times and the
icon will appear.
NOTES
• You can attach the optional tele-converter and use it in conjunction with this function to increase the
effect.
• The digital tele-converter cannot be turned on while recording.
• While the digital tele-converter is activated, photos cannot be recorded.
• The image is digitally processed so the image will deteriorate throughout the zoom range.
Advanced Image Stabilization
Advanced Image Stabilization
The image stabilizer reduces camcorder blur (blur due to the camcorder moving) so you can get nice,
stable shots. Select the image stabilization mode according to the shooting conditions.
Operating modes:
1 Open the image stabilizer screen.
[FUNC.]
[Image Stabilizer]
2 Touch the desired IS mode and then touch [a].
Options ( Default value)
[
Dynamic] Compensates for a higher degree of camcorder shake, such as when shooting
while walking, and is more effective as the zoom approaches full wide angle.
[
Standard] Compensates for a lower degree of camcorder shake, such as when shooting while
remaining stationary, and is suitable for shooting natural-looking scenes. Use this setting when
recording movies with the optional wide-converter or tele-converter.
[
Off]
Use this setting when the camcorder is mounted on a tripod.
Powered IS
You can use Powered IS to make the image stabilization even more powerful. Powered IS is most
effective when you are stationary and zooming in on far subjects using high zoom ratios (the more
you approach the telephoto end). Holding the LCD panel with your left hand will add to the stability
of the shot.
By default, Powered IS is assigned to assignable button 2.
Operating modes:
Press and hold Y as long as you want to activate
Powered IS.
•
appears in yellow, while Powered IS is activated. The
degree of camcorder shake will be indicated by the icon itself
(
), but you can turn off this indication with the 7
[Camcorder Shake Indicator] setting.
• You can change the operation of the Y button (long
press or toggle on/off) with the 6
[POWERED IS Button] setting.
• Powered IS is available even when [Image Stabilizer] is set to [
Off].
NOTES
• If the degree of camcorder shake is too high, the image stabilizer may not be able to fully
compensate.
• For surveying and following shots, when you pan the camcorder from side to side or tilt it up and
down, we recommend setting [Image Stabilizer] to [
Dynamic] or [
Standard].
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Automatic Gain Control (AGC) Limit
Automatic Gain Control (AGC) Limit
When recording in dark surroundings, the camcorder will automatically increase the gain to try to get a
brighter picture. However, using higher gain values may result in more noticeable video noise. You can
select the AGC limit to curb the amount of noise by setting the maximum gain value to be used. The
smaller the AGC limit, the picture will be darker but will have less the noise.
Operating modes:
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POINTS TO CHECK
• Select a recording program other than the Special Scene recording programs and
[y Manual Exposure].
1 Open the AGC limit adjustment screen.
[FUNC.]
[P AGC Limit]
[y Manual]
• Touch [z Automatic] to remove the AGC limit.
2 Touch [y] or [A] to set the AGC limit.
• You can also drag your finger along the dial.
3 Touch [a].
• The selected AGC limit will appear on the screen.
NOTES
• If you set 6
[Custom Key/Dial] to [P AGC Limit] (0 82), you can adjust the AGC limit with
the CUSTOM dial.
Automatic Exposure Recording Programs
Automatic Exposure Recording Programs
With the automatic exposure (AE) recording programs, the camcorder will adjust the shutter speed
and/or aperture value to obtain the optimal exposure. When using the AE recording programs, you can
change functions like the white balance and image effects.
Operating modes:
1 Open the screen of the desired recording program.
[FUNC.]
[Rec. Programs]
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[B Shutter-Pri. AE] or [C Aperture-Pri. AE]
2 Touch [y] or [A] to set the desired shutter speed (B) or aperture value (C) and then
touch [a].
• You can also drag your finger along the dial.
Options ( Default value)
[A Programmed AE] The camcorder automatically adjusts the aperture and shutter speed to obtain
the optimal exposure for the subject.
[B Shutter-Pri. AE]
Set the shutter speed value. The camcorder automatically sets the appropriate
aperture value.
[C Aperture-Pri. AE]
Set the aperture value. The camcorder automatically sets the appropriate
shutter speed.
Available shutter speed settings
[1/6]
[1/12]
[1/25]
[1/50]
[1/250]
[1/500]
[1/1000]
[1/2000]
[1/120]
Available aperture value settings
Because 7
[ND Filter] is set to [O Automatic] by default, ND filter settings will be available for
aperture values [F4.0] and higher.
[F1.8]
[F2.0]
[F2.2]
[F2.4]
[F2.6]
[F2.8]
[F3.2]
[F3.4]
[F3.7]
[F4.0]
[F4.4]
[F4.8]
[F5.2]
[F5.6]
[F6.2]
[F6.7]
[F7.3]
[F8.0]
Automatic Exposure Recording Programs
NOTES
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• [B Shutter-Pri. AE]:
- On screen only the denominator is displayed – [B 250] indicates a shutter speed of 1/250 second,
etc.
- When recording in dark surroundings, you can obtain a brighter picture by using slow shutter
speeds; however, image quality may not be as good and autofocus may not work well.
- The image may flicker when recording with fast shutter speeds.
• [C Aperture-Pri. AE]: The actual range of values available for selection will vary depending on the
initial zoom position.
• When setting a numeric value (aperture or shutter speed), the number displayed will flash if the
aperture value or shutter speed is not appropriate for the recording conditions. In such case, select
a different value.
• During exposure lock, the aperture value/shutter speed cannot be changed. Set the aperture value
or shutter speed before manually adjusting the exposure.
• If you set 6
[Custom Key/Dial] to [o Tv / Av] (0 82), you can adjust the shutter speed or
aperture value with the CUSTOM dial.
Exposure Adjustment
Exposure Adjustment
At times, backlit subjects may appear too dark (underexposed) or subjects under very strong lights
may appear too bright or glaring (overexposed). In such cases, adjusting the exposure will correct this.
This camcorder features a dedicated recording program, [y Manual Exposure], for adjusting the
exposure manually. However, you can also adjust the exposure when using other recording programs.
Using the Manual Exposure Recording Program
Using the [y Manual Exposure] recording program, you can adjust the aperture, shutter speed and
gain to achieve the desired exposure.
Operating modes:
1 Activate the [y Manual Exposure] recording program.
[FUNC.]
[Rec. Programs]
[y Manual Exposure]
2 Touch the control button of the setting you wish to adjust.
Aperture
Shutter speed
Gain
Adjustment dial
3 Touch [y] or [A] to set the desired value.
• You can also drag your finger along the dial.
• The exposure will change according to the setting's new value. Repeat steps 2 and 3 to adjust
other settings.
• Before touching [a], you can also use the zebra pattern (see below) and waveform monitor
(0 77).
4 Touch [a].
NOTES
• When adjusting the exposure, you can also use the waveform monitor (0 77).
• If you set 6
[Custom Key/Dial] to [
Manual Exposure] (0 82), you can adjust the
aperture, shutter speed and gain with the CUSTOM dial.
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Exposure Adjustment
Using the Zebra Pattern
You can use the zebra pattern to identify areas that might be overexposed, so you can correct the
exposure appropriately. The camcorder offers two levels of zebra pattern: With 100% only areas that
will lose detail in the highlight areas will be identified, while 70% will identify also areas that are
dangerously close to losing detail.
1 From the exposure adjustment screen, touch [5] to select the zebra level.
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2 Touch [70%] or [100%] and then touch [f].
3 Touch [a] or [b] and then touch [a].
• The zebra pattern will appear on the overexposed areas of the picture.
• Touch again to turn off the zebra pattern.
NOTES
• Using the zebra pattern will not affect your recordings.
Exposure Compensation
When you use a recording program other than [y Manual Exposure], the camcorder will adjust the
exposure automatically. However, you can adjust and lock the exposure or use the Touch AE function
to automatically set the optimal exposure for the subject you select. This is convenient when the
brightness of the subject you want to shoot is noticeably brighter/darker than the general brightness of
the image.
Operating modes:
POINTS TO CHECK
• Select a recording program other than [M Fireworks] or [y Manual Exposure].
1 Open the exposure adjustment screen.
[FUNC.]
[e Exposure]
2 Touch a subject that appears inside the e frame.
• The Touch AE mark (P) will flash and the exposure will be adjusted automatically so the area you
touched will be correctly exposed. You have the option to further adjust the exposure manually as
necessary. Depending on the subject, you may want to use the [Highlights] setting as described
below.
• You can touch [y] instead to adjust the exposure manually without activating the Touch AE
function.
• The manual adjustment dial appears and the adjustment value is set at ±0.
• Touch [y] again to return the camcorder to automatic exposure.
3 Touch [y] or [A] or drag your finger along the dial to set the exposure adjustment value.
• The adjustment range may vary depending on the initial brightness of the image, and some
values may be grayed out.
• Before touching [a], you can also use the zebra pattern (0 58) and waveform monitor (0 77).
4 Touch [a] to lock the exposure at the selected value.
• During exposure lock, e and the selected exposure adjustment value will appear on the screen.
Exposure Adjustment
To adjust the Touch AE function for highlights (Highlight AE)
Certain subjects, like clouds or white objects, are easily overexposed and can end up appearing as
bright areas where all detail is lost. Using the [Highlights] setting, you can touch the brightest area
inside the e frame and the camcorder will automatically make corrections so that area is not
overexposed. When you touch a dark area in the picture or the highlights are too bright, the
camcorder may not be able to correctly adjust the exposure.
After step 1 above:
1 Touch [5].
2 Touch [Highlights] and then touch [f].
• Touch [Normal] to return the camcorder to normal Touch AE settings.
To use backlight correction
When recording in situations in which the subject is constantly backlit, you can use backlight
correction make the entire picture brighter, especially dark areas. This will take precedence over the
7
[Auto Backlight Correction] setting, which is useful in situations in which the subject is not
constantly backlit.
1 Open the [
BLC Always On] screen.
[FUNC.]
[
BLC Always On]
2 Touch [A On] and then touch [a].
NOTES
• If the recording program is changed during exposure lock, the camcorder will return to automatic
exposure.
• You can adjust the exposure value with the CUSTOM dial (0 82), which is set to [e Exposure] by
default.
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White Balance
White Balance
The white balance function helps you to accurately reproduce colors under different lighting
conditions.
Operating modes:
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POINTS TO CHECK
• Select a recording program other than the Special Scene recording programs.
1 Open the white balance screen.
[FUNC.]
[m White Balance]
2 Touch the desired option and then touch [a].
• When you select [
Color Temperature], [
Set 1] or [
Set 2], set the color temperature or a
custom white balance with the appropriate procedure below before touching [a].
• The icon of the selected option will appear on the screen.
To set the color temperature ([
Color Temperature])
Touch [y] or [A] to set the desired value.
• You can also drag your finger along the dial.
To set a custom white balance ([
Set 1] or [
Set 2])
Point the camcorder at a white object, so it fills the whole screen, and touch [Set WB].
When the adjustment is completed, g stops flashing and disappears. The camcorder will retain the
custom white balance even if you turn it off.
Options ( Default value)
[Y Automatic] The camcorder automatically sets the white balance for natural looking colors.
[a Daylight] To record outdoors on a bright day.
[b Shade] To record in shaded places.
[c Cloudy] To record on a cloudy day.
[e Fluorescent] To record under warm white, cool white or warm-white-type (3-wavelength)
fluorescent lighting.
[f Fluorescent H] To record under daylight or daylight-type (3-wavelength) fluorescent lighting.
[d Tungsten] To record under tungsten and tungsten-type (3-wavelength) fluorescent lighting.
[ Color Temperature] Allows you to set the color temperature between 2,000 K and 15,000 K.
[
Set 1], [
Set 2] Use the custom white balance settings to make white subjects appear white
under colored lighting.
White Balance
NOTES
• When you select a custom white balance:
- Set 7
[Digital Zoom] to [B Off].
- Reset the white balance when you change locations or the lighting or other conditions change.
- Depending on the light source, g may keep flashing. The result will still be better than with
[Y Automatic].
• Using a 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
• Depending on the type of fluorescent light, optimal color balance may not be obtained with
[e Fluorescent] or [f Fluorescent H]. If the color looks unnatural, select [Y Automatic] or a
custom white balance setting.
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Special Scene Recording Programs
Special Scene Recording Programs
Recording in a very bright ski resort or capturing the full colors of a sunset or a fireworks display
becomes as easy as selecting a Special Scene recording program.
Operating modes:
1 Open the recording programs screen.
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[FUNC.]
[Rec. Programs]
[F Portrait]
2 Touch the desired recording program and then touch [a].
Options ( Default value)
[FPortrait] The camcorder uses a large aperture, to achieve a sharp focus
on the subject while blurring the background.
[GSports]
To record sports scenes such as tennis or golf.
[q Night Scene]
To record nightscapes with lower noise.
[ISnow]
To record in bright ski resorts without the subject being
underexposed.
[JBeach] To record on a sunny beach without the subject being
underexposed.
[KSunset]
[p Low Light]
To record sunsets in vibrant colors.
To record in low-light situations.
Special Scene Recording Programs
[LSpotlight]
[MFireworks]
To record spotlit scenes.
To record fireworks.
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NOTES
• [F Portrait]/[G Sports]/[I Snow]/[J Beach]: The picture may not appear smooth during
playback.
• [F Portrait]: The blur effect of the background increases the more you zoom in (P).
• [I Snow]/[J Beach]: The subject may become overexposed on cloudy days or in shaded
places. Check the image on the screen.
• [p Low Light]:
- Moving subjects may leave a trailing afterimage.
- Picture quality may not be as good as in other modes.
- White points may appear on the screen.
- Autofocus may not work as well as in other modes. In such case, adjust the focus manually.
• [M Fireworks]: To avoid camcorder blur (blur due to the camcorder moving) we recommend using
a tripod.
Image Effects
Image Effects
You can adjust the color depth, brightness, contrast, and sharpness of the image.
Operating modes:
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• Select a recording program other than the Special Scene recording programs.
1 Open the image effects screen.
[FUNC.]
[Image Effects]
2 Touch [ON] and then touch [Color Depth], [Sharpness], [Contrast] or [Brightness].
• Select [OFF] to turn off the image effects.
3 Touch [y] or [A] or drag your finger along the dial to adjust the effect level.
• + levels: richer colors, sharper image, stronger contrast, brighter image.
- levels: shallower colors, softer image, softer contrast, darker image.
• To adjust other parameters, touch the desired control button and repeat step 3.
4 Touch [a] to save and apply the customized picture settings.
• Z will appear on the screen.
Self Timer
Self Timer
Operating modes:
1 Open the [Self Timer] screen.
[FUNC.]
[MENU]
8
[Self Timer]
2 Touch [A On n] and then touch [a].
• n will appear on the screen.
• Repeat, selecting [B Off], to turn off the self timer.
Movies: In record pause mode, press g.
The camcorder starts recording after a 10-second countdown*. The countdown appears on the
screen.
Photos: In record pause mode, touch [PHOTO].
The camcorder will record the photo after a 10-second countdown*. The countdown appears on the
screen.
* 2 seconds when using the wireless controller.
NOTES
• Once the countdown has begun, any of the following actions will cancel the self timer.
- Pressing g, when recording movies.
- Pressing j (on the wireless controller) or touching [PHOTO] (on the screen), when
recording photos.
- Turning off the camcorder.
- Changing the camcorder’s operating mode.
- Closing the LCD panel to set the camcorder to standby mode.
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Audio Recording Level
Audio Recording Level
You can adjust the audio recording level of the built-in or an external microphone. You can display the
audio level indicator while recording.
Operating modes:
1 Open the manual audio recording level adjustment screen.
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[FUNC.]
[c Mic. Level]
[y Manual]
• The audio level indicator and current audio recording level will appear on the screen. When 7
[Audio Mix] is set to [A On], two audio level indicators will appear, the top one for the builtin microphone, and the bottom one for the external audio.
• Touch [z Automatic] to return the camcorder to automatic audio recording levels.
Manual audio level adjustment
Audio level indicator
Current audio level
Audio level adjustment bar
2 Touch and hold [y] or [A] to adjust the audio recording level as necessary.
• As a guideline, adjust the audio recording level so that the audio level meter will go to the right of
the -12 dB mark only occasionally.
• When the audio mix function is on (0 69), [INT] (built-in microphone) and [EXT] (external audio
source) will appear next to the audio level indicator.
3 Touch [a] to lock the audio recording level at the current level.
To display the audio level indicator
Usually, the audio level indicator will be displayed only after activating the manual adjustment of the
audio recording level. You can choose to display it also when the audio level is adjusted automatically.
1 Open the automatic audio recording level screen.
[z Automatic]
[FUNC.]
[c Mic. Level]
2 Touch [Audio Level Indicator] and then touch [a].
NOTES
• When the audio level meter reaches the red point (0 dB), the sound may be distorted.
• We recommend using headphones to check the sound level while adjusting the audio recording
level or when the microphone attenuator is activated.
Built-In Microphone Directionality
Built-In Microphone Directionality
You can change the directionality of the built-in microphone to have more control over how sound is
recorded.
Operating modes:
1 Open the [Built-in Mic Directionality] screen.
[FUNC.]
[MENU]
7
[Built-in Mic Directionality]
2 Touch the desired option and then touch [a].
Options ( Default value)
[
Monaural] Mono recording that emphasizes sound coming from the front of the camcorder.
[
Normal] Standard stereo recording; a middle point between the [Wide] and [Monaural]
settings in reach.
[
Wide] Stereo recording of ambient sound over a more extensive area that adds to the sense of
presence of movies.
[
Zoom] Stereo recording with the sound linked to the zoom position. The larger the subject
appears on the screen, the louder and more focused the sound will be.
NOTES
• Except when using the audio mix function, an external microphone overrides the built-in
microphone. In the following cases, the built-in microphone’s directionality cannot be changed.
- When an external microphone is attached to the mini advanced shoe.
- When an external microphone is connected to the MIC terminal with 7
[Audio Mix] set to
[B Off].
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Audio Equalizer
Audio Equalizer
You can use the audio equalizer to adjust sound levels by specifically targeting the high- or lowfrequency range. The audio equalizer settings are only available when recording sound using the builtin microphone.
Operating modes:
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1 Open the [Built-in Mic Freq. Response] screen.
[FUNC.]
[MENU]
7
[Built-in Mic Freq. Response]
2 Touch the desired option and then touch [a].
Options ( Default value)
[
Normal] Appropriate for balanced sound under most normal recording conditions.
[
Boost LF Range] Accentuates the low-frequency range for more powerful sound.
[
Low Cut Filter] Filters the low-frequency range to reduce the noise of blowing wind, a car’s
engine and similar ambient sounds.
[
[
Boost MF Range] Best for recording human voices and dialog.
Boost HF+LF Range] Best, for example, for recording live music and clearly capture the special sound characteristics of a variety of instruments.
Audio Mix
Audio Mix
When recording, you can mix audio from the built-in microphone with external audio from the MIC
terminal and adjust the mix balance for original sound effects. The external audio input can be from the
optional WM-V1 Wireless Microphone, a commercially available external microphone or from an
external audio player (analog Line In).
Operating modes:
1 Connect the external source to the MIC terminal.
2 Open the [MIC Terminal Input] screen.
[FUNC.]
3 Touch [
[MENU]
7
[MIC Terminal Input]
External Audio] or [
Microphone] and then touch [f].
• This step is not necessary after connecting an optional WM-V1 wireless microphone.
4 Activate the audio mix.
[Audio Mix]
[A On]
5 Adjust the audio mix balance as necessary.
• Touch [INT] (more of the sound from the built-in microphone) or [EXT] (more of the sound from the
external audio) or drag your finger along the audio mix bar to adjust the mix balance as desired.
6 Touch [a] to set the audio mix and close the menu.
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Using Headphones
Using Headphones
Use headphones for playback or to check the audio level while recording. The headphones are
connected to the AV OUT/X terminal, which is used for both the headphones and the audio/video
output. Before connecting the headphones, follow the procedure below to change the function of the
terminal from AV output to X (headphones) output.
Operating modes:
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*
* Headphones can be used also in
mode but the function of the terminal cannot be changed in
this mode. Change the setting in advance in one of the other operating modes.
1 Open the [AV/Headphones] screen.
[FUNC.]
[MENU]
6
[AV/Headphones]
• Touching [FUNC.] is necessary only when performing the procedure in a recording mode.
2
3
4
5
Touch [Headphones] and then touch [f].
Connect the headphones to the AV OUT/X terminal.
Back in the menu, touch [Volume].
Touch [c] or [d] to adjust the volume and then touch [a].
• You can also drag your finger along the [Headphones] bar.
• J will appear on the screen.
To adjust the volume during playback
In
mode, and in
mode during slideshow playback, adjust the headphones volume the
same way you adjust the speaker’s volume (0 87).
IMPORTANT
• When using headphones, make sure to lower the volume to an appropriate level.
• Do not connect the headphones to the AV OUT/X terminal if the J icon does not appear on the
screen. The noise output in such case may be harmful to your hearing.
NOTES
• Use commercially available headphones with a ∅ 3.5 mm minijack and a cable no longer than 3 m.
• Even if [AV/Headphones] was set to [J Headphones] in a playback mode, the function of the AV
OUT/X terminal will return automatically to AV output when you turn off the camcorder.
Using the Mini Advanced Shoe
Using the Mini Advanced Shoe
Using the mini advanced shoe, you can attach to the camcorder a range of optional accessories to
expand its functionality. For details about optional accessories available for use with your camcorder,
refer to Accessories (0 168). For details about how to attach and use the accessories, refer also to
the instruction manual of the accessory used.
1 Open the mini advanced shoe cover.
2 Attach the optional accessory to the mini advanced
shoe.
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• When a compatible accessory is attached to the mini
advanced shoe,
will appear on the screen.
Example: Attaching an optional DM-100
Directional Stereo Microphone.
NOTES
• Accessories designed for the Advanced Accessory Shoe cannot be used with this
camcorder. Look for video accessories bearing this logo to ensure compatibility with
the mini advanced shoe.
Using an External Microphone
Using an External Microphone
When recording in very quiet surroundings, the built-in microphone may pick up the sound of the
camcorder’s internal machinery. When recording outside, the built-in microphone may pick up
excessive noise from wind. In such cases, we recommend using an external microphone with a wind
screen.
Operating modes:
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Using the SM-V1 Surround Microphone or DM-100 Directional Stereo
Microphone
Using the SM-V1 you can add a sense of depth and presence to your recordings with 5.1ch surround
sound. Using the DM-100 you can accurately record audio coming directly from the direction you are
recording. In either case, to reduce the amount of noise due to wind, we recommend that you use the
wind screen supplied with the microphone.
Attach the optional SM-V1 Surround Microphone or DM-100 Directional Stereo Microphone
to the mini advanced shoe.
Refer to Using the Mini Advanced Shoe (0 71).
will appear on the screen. For details about using the
optional external microphone, refer to the instruction manual of
the accessory used.
Using the WM-V1 Wireless Microphone
Using the WM-V1 you can reliably record sound even when recording subjects at a distance
exceeding the practical range of the built-in microphone. You can also mix and record audio from the
WM-V1 with audio from the built-in microphone.
1 Attach the receiver to the camcorder’s grip belt.
Using an External Microphone
2 Connect the receiver to the camcorder’s MIC terminal.
MIC terminal
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3 If necessary, activate the audio mix function (0 69) and adjust the audio mix balance.
4 Attach the microphone (transmitter) to the subject.
• For details about using the WM-V1, refer to the instruction manual supplied with the microphone.
Using Commercially Available Microphones
You can also use commercially available condenser microphones with their own power supply and a
cable no longer than 3 m. You can connect almost any stereo microphone with a ∅ 3.5 mm plug but
audio recording levels may vary.
1 Connect the external microphone to the MIC terminal.
2 Open the [MIC Terminal Input] screen.
[FUNC.]
[MENU]
7
[MIC Terminal Input]
3 Touch [Microphone] and then touch [a].
• If necessary, activate and adjust the audio mix balance
(0 69).
NOTES
• When an external microphone is connected to the camcorder, 7
[Wind Screen] will
automatically be set to [B Off Z].
• If the audio level is too high and the sound gets distorted, adjust the audio recording level manually
(0 66).
• When using an external microphone, make sure that the jacket covering above the plug is smaller
than ∅ 9.5 mm.
• When using the optional SM-V1 Surround Microphone:
- Change the microphone’s directionality mode with the 7
[Surround Mic Directionality]
setting.
- You can enjoy the full effect of recordings made with 5.1ch surround sound on HDTVs compatible
with 5.1ch surround sound connected to the camcorder using the supplied HDMI cable. Audio
output from the AV OUT/X terminal (including headphone output) will be converted to 2ch
stereo. The camcorder’s built-in speaker is monaural.
Using an External Video Light
Using an External Video Light
You can use the optional VL-5 Video Light or VFL-2 Video Flash Light when you need to record movies
in dark locations.
Operating modes:
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Attach the optional video light to the mini advanced shoe.
• Refer to Using the Mini Advanced Shoe (0 71).
•
will appear on the screen when you turn on the optional video light (ON or AUTO). For details
about using the optional video light, refer to the instruction manual of the accessory used.
• The optional VFL-2 Video Flash Light cannot be used as a flash with this camcorder.
Using a Zoom Remote Controller
Using a Zoom Remote Controller
The optional ZR-2000 or ZR-1000 Zoom Remote Controller will allow you to use certain functions
while viewing the picture on an external monitor without touching the camcorder. This is particularly
useful while the camcorder is mounted on a tripod and you want to ensure maximum stability of a
shot.
Operating modes:
Connect the optional ZR-2000 or ZR-1000 Zoom Remote Controller to the REMOTE terminal
on the camcorder.
For details about using the zoom remote controller, refer to the instruction manual of the ZR-2000 or
ZR-1000.
ZR-2000
Functions Available with the Zoom Remote Controller
Using the ZR-2000 or ZR-1000: turning the power on/off, starting/stopping a recording, zoom,
focus adjustment and displaying on-screen displays on an external monitor.
Using the ZR-2000 only: switching between autofocus and manual focus, Push AF* and focus
assistance (MAGNIFYING button).
* The Push AF function allows you to switch to autofocus temporarily during manual focus.
NOTES
• In
mode, the only available functions are turning the power on/off, starting/stopping a
recording, and zoom.
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Color Bars/Audio Reference Signal
Color Bars/Audio Reference Signal
You can have the camcorder output and record color bars and a 1 kHz audio reference signal.
Operating modes:
1 Open the [Color Bars & Test Tone] screen.
[FUNC.]
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[MENU]
8
[Color Bars & Test Tone]
2 Touch the desired option and then touch [a].
Options ( Default value)
[B Off] Select this option if you do not intend to use the color bars or audio reference signal.
[
Color Bars] Displays a standard SMPTE color bar pattern.
[
Color Bars & Tone] In addition to the color bar pattern, an audio reference signal is output.
Video Scopes
Video Scopes
The camcorder can display a simplified waveform monitor. It can also display an edge monitor* to help
you focus. The video scopes appear only on the LCD screen. They do not appear in the viewfinder or
on an external monitor.
* The edge monitor looks at the focus of the entire picture and displays the results as a waveform.
Operating modes:
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Displaying the Waveform Monitor during [A Programmed AE] Recording
Program
1 Make sure the recording program is [A Programmed AE].
[FUNC.]
[Rec. Programs]
[A Programmed AE]
2 Open the exposure adjustment screen.
[FUNC.]
3 Touch [
[e Exposure]
] (manual adjustment) and then touch [
] (waveform monitor).
• The waveform monitor will appear in a window on the screen. Touch the window to close it.
• You can adjust the exposure using the dial at the bottom of the screen or by touching inside the
e frame (0 58). You can see the results immediately in the waveform monitor.
Displaying the Waveform Monitor during [y Manual Exposure] Recording
Program
1 Open the [y Manual Exposure] screen.
[FUNC.]
2 Touch [
[Rec. Programs]
[y Manual Exposure]
] (waveform monitor).
• The waveform monitor will appear in a window on the screen. Touch the window to close it.
• You can adjust the exposure by using the controls on the screen (0 57). You can see the results
immediately in the waveform monitor.
Displaying the Edge Monitor
1 Open the focus adjustment screen.
[FUNC.]
2 Touch [
[X Focus]
] (manual focus) and then touch [
] (waveform monitor).
• The edge monitor will appear at the bottom of the screen. Touch the edge monitor to close it.
• You can adjust the focus using the focus dial or by touching the inside the X frame (0 45). You
can see the results immediately in the edge monitor.
Video Snapshot
Video Snapshot
Record a series of short scenes. Then, play back your video snapshot scenes set to your favorite
music (0 110).
The default length of a video snapshot scene is 4 seconds but you can change it to 2 or 8 seconds, or
to the length recommended for the selected story scene (category) in Story Creator, with the 8
[Video Snapshot Length] setting.
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Operating modes:
1 Open the video snapshot screen.
[FUNC.]
[Z Video Snapshot]
• Alternatively, you can set an assignable button to [Z Video Snapshot] (0 83). Skip to step 3.
2 Touch [A On].
• A blue border appears on the screen.
• Touch [B Off] to return to normal video recording mode.
3 Press g .
• The camcorder records for a few seconds (the blue frame serves as a visual progress bar) and
then automatically returns to record pause mode.
• When the camcorder stops recording, the screen will momentarily turn black as if a camera
shutter had released.
NOTES
• Changing the camcorder’s operating mode will deactivate the video snapshot mode.
Pre-Recording
Pre-Recording
The camcorder will start recording 3 seconds before you press g, ensuring you do not miss
important shooting opportunities. This is especially useful when it is difficult to predict when to start
recording.
Operating modes:
1 Open the pre-recording screen.
[FUNC.]
[d Pre REC]
2 Touch [A On] and then touch [a].
• d will appear on the screen.
• Repeat, selecting [B Off], to turn off pre-recording.
3 Press g.
• The scene recorded in the memory will start 3 seconds before g was pressed.
NOTES
• The camcorder will not record the full 3 seconds prior to pressing g if the button was
pressed within 3 seconds of having turned on pre-recording or having finished the previous
recording.
• Any of the following actions will deactivate the pre-recording function.
- Leaving the camcorder without any operation for 5 minutes.
- Changing the position of the mode switch.
- Pressing S.
- Activating video snapshot.
- Setting the camcorder to standby mode.
- Touching any of the following control buttons in the FUNC. panel: [MENU], [Rec. Programs],
[White Balance], [AGC Limit], [Image Stabilizer], [Faders], [Decoration] or [Review Recording].
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Onscreen Displays and Data Code
Onscreen Displays and Data Code
You can turn most onscreen displays on or off.
Operating modes:
Repeatedly press h to turn the onscreen displays on/off in the following sequence:
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,
mode:
• All displays on
• Most displays off1
,
mode2:
• Only data code on
• All displays on
1
Pressing h will turn off most of the icons and displays that
appear automatically but will not remove control buttons ([FUNC.],
[PHOTO], etc.) and onscreen displays that were turned on manually
(for example, onscreen markers or the audio level meter).
2 Touch the screen to display the playback controls.
About the Data Code
With every scene or photo recorded, the camcorder keeps a data code (date/time of recording,
information about the camera setup, etc.).
You can select the information to be displayed with the y / z
[Data Code] setting.
Faders
Faders
The camcorder offers two professional looking transition effects to fade-in or fade-out scenes. You
have the option to activate the fader only one time or every time you start or stop recording.
Operating modes:
1 Open the fader selection screen.
[FUNC.]
[O Faders]
2 Touch the desired fader and then touch [a].
• You can preview the transition effect on the screen.
• The icon of the selected fader appears in green.
To fade in/out
Press g in record pause mode (M) to start recording with a fade in. Press g
while recording (N) to fade out and pause the recording.
NOTES
• When you apply a fader, not only the picture but also the sound will fade in or out.
• Faders cannot be used in the following cases:
- While using the [Old Movies] cinema-look filter in
mode.
- When recording scenes with decorations.
- When recording video snapshot scenes.
- While pre-recording is activated.
• You can select whether to fade to/from a black screen or a white screen with the 7
[Fader Setting] setting.
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Custom Button and Dial
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Customization
Customization
Custom Button and Dial
You can assign to f and CUSTOM dial one of several frequently used functions. You can then
adjust the selected function using f and CUSTOM dial, without having to access the menu.
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Operating modes:
1 Open the [Custom Key/Dial] screen.
[FUNC.]
[MENU]
6
[Custom Key/Dial]
2 Touch the desired option and then touch [a].
Options
[o Tv/Av]
( Default value)
When you set the recording program to
[B Shutter-Pri. AE] or [C Aperture-Pri. AE] priority, you can
adjust the shutter speed or aperture value with the CUSTOM
dial.
[
Manual Exposure] When you set the recording program
to [y Manual Exposure], press f to toggle between
the aperture value, shutter speed and gain. Next, use the
CUSTOM dial to adjust the setting.
[P AGC Limit]
When you set [P AGC Limit] in the FUNC.
panel to [y Manual], you can adjust the AGC limit with the
CUSTOM dial. Press f first if the AGC limit does not
appear on the screen.
[e Exposure]
Adjusts the exposure. Press f to
display the exposure value and then use the CUSTOM dial to
adjust the exposure value.
[B Off] Use this setting if you do not intend to use
f or CUSTOM dial.
NOTES
• You can press and hold f instead of the procedure above to display a quick menu of the
options. Use the CUSTOM dial to select an option and then press f.
Assignable Buttons
Assignable Buttons
The camcorder conveniently features 2 buttons to which you can assign various functions. By
assigning often used functions, you can quickly access them with a single press of a button.
Operating modes:
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Changing the Assigned Function
1 Open the selection screen for the desired assignable button.
[FUNC.]
6
[MENU]
[Assign Button 1] or [Assign Button 2]
2 Select the desired option and then touch [a].
Options ( Default value for assignable button 1,  default value for assignable button 2)
[ BLC Always On] Turns backlight correction on/off.
[ Face Only AF] Turns face only autofocus on/off (0 48).
[
Story Creator] Activates Story Creator mode (0 97).
[Z Video Snapshot] Turns video snapshot on/off (0 78).
[m WB Priority] Turns white balance priority on/off (0 146).
[
AF/MF] Switches between autofocus and manual focus (0 45). This option is available only
for assignable button 1.
[
Powered IS]
Turns Powered IS on/off (0 53). This option is available only for assignable
button 2.
[B Off]
Does not assign a function to the assignable button.
Using an Assignable Button
After you assign a function to one of the buttons, press the button to activate the function.
Saving and Loading Menu Settings
Saving and Loading Menu Settings
After you adjust the cinema-look filters and other settings in the FUNC. panel and setup menus, you
can save those settings on a memory card.
Operating modes:
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Saving Menu Settings to a Memory Card
Menu settings must be saved to memory card Y. If the memory card already has menu settings on it,
they will be overwritten.
1 Insert a memory card into memory card slot Y.
2 Open the [Backup Menu Settings 7] screen.
[FUNC.]
[MENU]
6
[Backup Menu Settings 7]
3 Touch [Save] and then touch [Yes].
• The current settings are saved to the memory card.
4 Touch [OK] and then touch [a].
Loading Camera Settings from a Memory Card
1 Insert a memory card with menu settings into memory card slot Y.
2 Open the [Backup Menu Settings 7] screen.
[FUNC.]
[MENU]
6
[Backup Menu Settings 7]
3 Touch [Load] and then touch [Yes].
• After the camcorder’s current settings are replaced with the settings saved on the memory card,
the screen will turn black momentarily and the camcorder will restart.
NOTES
• This camcorder can load settings from other Canon XA10 and LEGRIA HF G10 camcorders.
Loading menu settings will replace all the menu settings currently in the camcorder that are
common to both types of camcorders. In addition, settings that are not common to both
types will be reset to default values.
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Playback
Playing Back Video
Playback
Playing Back Video
Operating modes:
1 Press S.
• You can also press and hold B on the wireless
controller for more than 2 seconds to switch between
shooting and playback mode.
2 Open the date index screen, if it is not displayed.
[b]
[1 Date]
3 Look for the scene you want to play back.
• Move the zoom lever toward Q to show 15 scenes
per page; move it toward P to show 6 scenes per page.
AMemory being read.
BRecording date.
CDivision line between recording dates.
DDrag your finger left for the next index page*.
EDrag your finger right for the previous index page*.
FOpen the index selection screen (0 89).
G3D Flip View (0 88).
HScene’s timeline (0 94).
* While browsing through index pages, a scroll bar will appear at the bottom of the screen
for a few seconds. When you have a large number of scenes it may be more convenient
to drag your finger along the scroll bar.
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Playing Back Video
4 Touch the desired scene to play it back.
• Playback will start from the scene selected and continue until the end of the last scene in the
index screen.
• Touch the screen to display the playback controls. During playback, the playback controls will
disappear automatically after a few seconds without operation. In playback pause, touch the
screen again to hide the playback controls.
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During playback:
AJump to the beginning of the scene. Double-tap to jump to the previous scene.
BJump to the beginning of next scene.
CPause the playback.
DFast playback* backward/forward.
EDisplay the volume (0 87) and background music mix balance (0 110) controls.
FStop the playback.
GDecoration (0 102).
* Touch several times to increase the playback speed to approximately 5x → 15x → 60x
the normal speed. During fast playback, touch anywhere on the screen to return to
normal playback.
Playing Back Video
Adjusting the volume
1 During playback, touch the screen to display the playback controls.
2 Touch [
], drag your finger along the [Speaker Volume]* bar to adjust the volume and
touch [f].
* When 6
instead.
[AV/Headphones] is set to [J Headphones], adjust the [Headphone Volume] bar
During playback pause:
AResume playback.
BSlow playback* backward/forward.
CCapture the displayed frame as a photo (0 96).
DDecoration (0 102).
* Touch several times to increase the playback speed 1/8 → 1/4 the normal speed. During
slow playback, touch anywhere on the screen to return to playback pause.
IMPORTANT
• Observe the following precautions while the ACCESS indicator is on or flashing. Failing to do so
may result in permanent data loss.
- Do not open the double memory card slot cover.
- Do not disconnect the power source or turn off the camcorder.
- Do not change the camcorder’s operating mode.
• You may not be able to play back with this camcorder movies recorded on a memory card using
another device.
NOTES
• You can turn off the recording date and time display or change the information displayed with the
y
[Data Code] setting.
• Depending on the recording conditions, you may notice brief stops in video or sound playback
between scenes.
• During fast/slow playback, you may notice some anomalies (blocky video artifacts, banding, etc.) in
the playback picture.
• The speed indicated on the screen is approximate.
• Slow reverse playback will look the same as continuous frame reverse.
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Playing Back Video
3D Flip View
Touch [
] in the date index screen to switch to 3D Flip View. This convenient way of displaying
scenes grouped by recording date in a 3D layout can be useful to flip through a large number of
recordings.
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ARecording date.
BDrag your finger left to go to the next date with recordings.
CDrag your finger up and down to browse through the scenes recorded in the
displayed date.
DDrag your finger right to go to the previous date with recordings.
EReturn to the date index screen.
FCurrent scene / Total number of scenes recorded on the selected date.
GTouch the scene in the front to play it back.
The Index Selection Screen: Selecting the Content to Play Back
The Index Selection Screen: Selecting the Content to Play Back
From the index selection screen you can select the content you want to play back (original scenes by
date or by story, or photos, for example). You can also select the memory from which you want to play
back your recordings.
Operating modes:
In any index screen, touch [b].
During single photo view, touch the screen once to display the controls then touch [Q] to open the
[Photos] index screen.
ATouch the tab of the desired memory: built-in memory, memory card X or memory
card Y.
BTouch a control button to select the content you want to play back.
Options
[1 Date] Scenes organized by recording date.
[
Gallery] Scenes organized by story (0 107).
[2 Photos] Photos’ index screen.
[u SD Movies] (only when a memory card is selected) Scenes that were converted to standard
definition to upload them to the Web (0 132).
NOTES
• Fast/slow playback modes are not available for scenes converted to standard definition. Scenes in
the [u SD Movies] index screen can only be played back at normal speed.
Two playback modes: the date index screen vs. the gallery
In the date index screen you can find all the movies you have recorded, conveniently organized
by recording date. When you play back scenes from the date index screen they will be played
back in chronological order.
In the gallery, you can find your scenes grouped as video stories. If you record movies using the
Story Creator function (0 97), your scenes will appear in the story you created; scenes recorded
without using this function will appear in the [Unsorted] story (or [Video Snapshot] story, in the
case of video snapshot scenes). When you play back a story from the gallery, scenes will be
played back in the order of the story’s outline, regardless of their recording date.
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Deleting Scenes and Stories
Deleting Scenes and Stories
You can delete those scenes and stories that you are not interested in keeping. Deleting scenes allows
you also to free up space on the memory.
Operating modes:
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Deleting a Single Scene
1 Play back the scene you wish to delete.
2 Touch the screen to display the playback controls.
3 Open the screen to delete the scene.
[C]
[Edit]
[Delete]
4 Touch [Yes].
• The scene is deleted.
5 Touch [OK].
Deleting Scenes from the Date Index Screen
1 Open the date index screen.
• To delete all the scenes recorded on a specific date, drag your finger left/right until the desired
date appears in the title bar.
2 Open the [Delete] screen.
[Edit]
[Delete]
3 Touch the desired option.
• When you select [Select], perform the following procedure to select the individual scenes you
want to delete before touching [Yes].
4 Select [Yes].
• Touch [Stop] to interrupt the operation while it is in progress. Some scenes may be deleted
nevertheless.
• The selected scenes are deleted.
5 Touch [OK].
To select individual scenes
1 Touch on the individual scenes you want to delete.
• A checkmark O will appear on the scenes you touch. The total number of selected scenes will
appear next to the o icon.
• Touch a selected scene to remove the checkmark. To remove all checkmarks at once, touch
[Remove All]
[Yes].
2 After selecting all the desired scenes, touch [OK].
Options
[date] Delete all the scenes recorded on the date shown in the control button.
[Select] Select individual scenes to delete.
[All Scenes] Delete all the scenes.
Deleting Scenes and Stories
Deleting a Single Scene from a Story
1 Open the list of scenes of the story that contains the scene you want to delete.
[b]
[
Gallery]
Bring the desired story to the front
[Scene List]
2 In the [Scene List] screen, drag your finger up/down to select the scene you want to
delete.
3 Touch the orange box on the right to open the [Edit Scene] screen.
4 Touch [d] and then touch [Yes].
• The selected scene is deleted.
5 Touch [OK] and then touch [f].
Deleting Scenes from a Story by Rating
1 Open the information screen of the story that contains the scenes you want to delete.
[b]
[
Gallery]
Bring the desired story to the front
[Story Details]
2 Open the rating selection screen.
[Edit Story]
[Delete]
3 Touch one or more of the rating buttons to select all the applicable scenes.
• A grayed out rating button indicates that no scenes in the story have been given that particular
rating.
4 Delete all applicable scenes.
[Set]
[Yes]
• Touch [Stop] to interrupt the operation while it is in progress. Some scenes may be deleted
nevertheless.
5 Touch [OK] and then touch [f].
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Deleting Scenes and Stories
Deleting Stories
Deleting a story permanently deletes all the scenes it contains. The two preexisting stories, [Unsorted]
and [Video Snapshot], cannot be deleted.
1 Open the gallery.
[b]
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[
Gallery]
2 Select the story you want to delete.
• Drag your finger right/left to bring the desired story to the front.
3 Open the [Delete Story] screen.
[Story Details]
[Edit Story]
[Delete Story]
4 Touch [Yes].
• Touch [Stop] to interrupt the operation while it is in progress. Some scenes may be deleted
nevertheless.
5 Touch [OK].
IMPORTANT
• Be careful when deleting recordings. Once deleted, scenes cannot be recovered.
• Deleting a story permanently deletes all the scenes it contains.
• When deleting scenes, scenes will be removed from the date index screen and from any stories in
the gallery they may have belonged to, regardless of the method used to delete them.
• Save copies of important scenes before deleting them (0 127).
• Observe the following precautions while the ACCESS indicator is on or flashing (while scenes are
being deleted).
- Do not open the double memory card slot cover.
- Do not disconnect the power source or turn off the camcorder.
- Do not change the camcorder’s operating mode.
NOTES
• To delete all movies and make all recordable space available again you may prefer to initialize the
memory (0 35).
Dividing Scenes
Dividing Scenes
You can divide scenes in order to leave out the best parts and later cut out the rest.
Operating modes:
1 Play back the scene you want to divide.
2 Pause the playback at the point where you want to divide the scene.
3 Open the scene division screen.
[Edit]
[Divide]
4 Bring the scene to a precise point, if necessary.
• Playback controls will appear on the screen (0 86). Use any special playback modes (fast
playback, frame reverse/advance) as necessary to locate the desired point.
5 Divide the scene.
[A Divide]
[Yes]
• The video from the division point to the end of the scene will appear as a new scene in the index
screen.
NOTES
• When advancing/reversing frames while dividing the scenes, the interval between frames is about
0.5 seconds.
• If the scene cannot be divided at the point where you paused the playback, advance/reverse a
frame and then divide the scene.
• During the playback of a scene that was divided, you may notice some anomalies in the picture/
sound at the point where the scene was cut.
• The following scenes cannot be divided:
- Scenes that are too short (less than 3 seconds).
- Scenes that were transferred back to the camcorder using the supplied PIXELA's software.
• Scenes cannot be divided within 1 second from the beginning or the end of the scene.
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Selecting the Playback Starting Point
Selecting the Playback Starting Point
If you have a very long scene, you may want to start playing back the scene from a certain point. You
can use the movie timeline to break the scene to segments at fixed time intervals ranging from 6
seconds to 6 minutes.
Operating modes:
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1 Open the date index screen.
2 Open the scene’s [Timeline] screen.
[c]
Desired scene
• The [Timeline] screen appears. The large thumbnail will show the first frame of the scene. Below
it, the timeline ruler shows frames taken from the scene at fixed intervals.
3 Touch the desired frame in the timeline ruler to start playing back the scene from that
point.
ATouch twice to return to the index screen.
BPrevious/next scene.
CDrag your finger left along the ruler to display the next 5 frames.
DScene’s recording mode and length.
ERecording date and time.
FDrag your finger right along the ruler to display the previous 5 frames.
GCurrent scene / Total number of scenes.
HCurrently selected interval between frames.
To change the interval between frames
1 Touch [6 sec].
2 Select the desired interval and then touch [f].
Capturing Video Snapshot Scenes and Photos from a Movie
Capturing Video Snapshot Scenes and Photos from a Movie
You can capture video snapshot scenes, single photos or a series of continuous photos from a
previously recorded scene. For example, you may want to print photos from video recorded at a party
or create a small video clip using video snapshot scenes from the highlights of an event.
Operating modes:
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Capturing a Video Snapshot Scene
1 Play back the scene or story from which you want to capture the video snapshot scene.
2 Press g to capture the video snapshot scene.
• The camcorder captures the video snapshot scene for about 4 seconds (the blue frame serves as
a visual progress bar), and then enters playback pause mode. You can change the length of the
video snapshot scenes you capture to 2 or 8 seconds with the 8
[Video Snapshot
Length] setting.
3 Touch [B] to stop the playback.
NOTES
• A video snapshot scene can be captured only during playback; it cannot be captured during
playback pause mode.
• The captured video snapshot scene is saved to the same memory that contains the source scene.
• Video snapshot scenes cannot be captured from any of the following types of scenes.
- Scenes shorter than 1 second
- Scenes that were transferred back to the camcorder using the supplied PIXELA's software.
• When the source scene is itself a video snapshot scene, you may not be able to capture a video
snapshot scene depending on the length of the source scene and the length currently selected for
video snapshot scenes.
• When you start capturing a video snapshot scene less than 1 second from the end of the scene, the
video snapshot scene will be captured starting from the beginning of the following scene.
• During the playback of video snapshot scenes captured from a previously recorded movie, you may
notice some anomalies in the picture/sound at the point where the playback switches to a new
scene.
Capturing Video Snapshot Scenes and Photos from a Movie
Capturing Photos
You can capture a single photo or a series of photos. The size of the captured photos will be
1920x1080 and it cannot be changed.
Please read the IMPORTANT section (0 96) before using an Eye-Fi card.
To select the photo capture settings
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1 Open the [Photo Capture from Video] screen.
[MENU]
8
[Photo Capture from Video]
2 Touch [A Single Photo] or [B Photo Sequence] and then touch [a].
To capture the photos
1 Play back the scene or story from which you want to capture the photo.
2 Pause the playback at the point you want to capture.
3 Touch [PHOTO].
• To capture a photo sequence, keep touching [PHOTO]. The scene will be played back frame-byframe and each frame captured as a separate photo.
4 Touch [B] to stop the playback.
IMPORTANT
• When capturing photos on an Eye-Fi card in memory card slot Y, photos will be uploaded
automatically if you are within the range of a configured network. Always verify that Eye-Fi cards
have been approved in the country/region of use. See also Using an Eye-Fi card (0 135).
NOTES
•
•
•
•
The data code of the photos will reflect the date and time of recording of the original scene.
Photos captured from a scene with a lot of fast movement may be blurred.
Photos will be recorded on the memory selected for recording photos.
[B Photo Sequence]:
- Up to 100 photos can be captured at a time.
- The photo sequence capture will stop when the end of the scene is reached (playback will pause
at the beginning of the following scene).
- Photos will be captured at intervals of 1/25 second.
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Using Story Creator to Create Video Stories
Video Stories and Cinema Style
Video Stories and Cinema Style
Using Story Creator to Create Video Stories
Story Creator is a helpful function that offers suggestions for typical scenes in a number of situations.
With Story Creator, creating a video story with a structured yet interested storyline is as easy as
selecting one of the story themes, such as [Travel], [Kids & Pets] or [Blog], and following the suggested
categories to record video. You can even select [Unrestricted] to group recordings as a single story
without following the other storylines. During playback, select your story from the gallery to play back
the scenes you recorded as a single, compelling video story (0 107).
Operating modes:
Creating a New Story
1 Start Story Creator mode.
[FUNC.]
[
Story Creator]
• Alternatively, you can set an assignable button to [
Story Creator] (0 83).
• If the memory already contains other stories, the story selection screen will appear. In that case,
touch [New Story].
2 Select the desired theme.
• Drag your finger left/right to browse through the themes and touch the thumbnail of the desired
theme.
• A list of the suggested categories (story scenes) for the selected theme will appear.
3 Drag your finger up/down to select a category and touch [OK].
4 In the confirmation screen, touch [Yes] to create the story.
• Initially, the current date will be used as the story’s title, but you can touch the [
] control button
to change it (0 115) before pressing [Yes].
• A new story will be created and the camcorder will enter record pause mode. The selected story
scene category will appear at the bottom of the screen.
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Using Story Creator to Create Video Stories
Recording a Scene within a Story
Press g to record movies within the selected story scene (category).
• Use the displayed recommended length as a reference when recording scenes.
• Scenes will be recorded under the story and category currently selected.
• You can also record video snapshot scenes (0 78).
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AReturn to the list of story scenes (categories).
BRecommended length of scenes in this category.
CCurrently selected story scene (category). You can also touch here to return to the list
of story scenes.
To select a different story scene (category)
1 Touch [
] to return to the list of story scenes.
• When it appears on the screen, you can also touch the current category at the bottom of the
screen.
2 Drag your finger up/down to select another category and touch the orange frame on the right
(number of scenes).
To exit Story Creator mode
1 Touch [FUNC.] and then touch [
2 Touch [Yes].
Story Creator].
NOTES
• When recording video snapshot scenes, you can have the camcorder automatically link the length
of video snapshot scenes to the recommended length of story scenes with the 8
[Video
Snapshot Length] setting.
• During Story Creator mode, relay recording and double slot recording are not available.
Using Story Creator to Create Video Stories
Recording Additional Scenes within an Existing Story
1 Start Story Creator mode.
[FUNC.]
[
Story Creator]
• Alternatively, you can set an assignable button to [
Story Creator] (0 83).
2 Select the story to which you want to add new scenes.
• The list of story scenes will appear. The orange frame on the right will show how many scenes
you have recorded in each story scene (category).
3 Drag your finger up/down to select a category and touch the orange frame on the right
(number of scenes).
• The camcorder will enter record pause mode and the selected story scene category will appear
at the bottom of the screen.
4 Press g to record a scene within the selected story scene.
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CINEMA Mode and Cinema-Look Filters
CINEMA Mode and Cinema-Look Filters
In
mode, the camcorder will adjust the frame rate and several other picture-related settings to
give your recordings a cinematic look. In this mode you can also use a variety of professional cinemalook filters to create unique movies with a distinctive appearance.
Operating modes:
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1 Set the mode switch to
.
2 Select the desired cinema-look filter.
[FILTER 1]
Desired cinema-look filter*
[OK]
* You can change the effect level before touching [OK].
[Cinema Standard] offers different adjustment options than the
other cinema-look filters.
• The selected cinema-look filter will be applied and its
number will appear on the control button.
To select the effect level of [Cinema Standard]
1 Open the parameter selection screen.
[5]
[A]
2 Touch [Color Depth], [Softening Filter], [Key (Brightness)] or [Contrast].
3 Touch [y] or [A] to adjust the parameter.
• You can also drag your finger along the dial.
• The picture will change immediately according to the adjustment.
To select the effect level of the other cinema-look filters
1 Touch [5] to open the adjustment screen.
2 Touch [L] (low), [M] (medium) or [H] (high).
3 Touch [f] and then touch [OK].
CINEMA Mode and Cinema-Look Filters
Options
( Default value)
The camcorder offers 9 cinema-look filters. Select the desired filter while previewing the effect on the screen.
[1: Cinema Standard]
[2: Vivid]
[3: Dream]
[4: Cool]
[5: Nostalgic]
[6: Sepia]
[7: Old Movies]
[8: Memory]
[9: Dramatic B&W]
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AFilter number (will appear on the control button)
BFilter name
CPreview the effect on the screen
DSelect the effect level
EBrief description (onscreen guidance)
NOTES
• Photos cannot be recorded while the camcorder is set to
mode.
• When recording in
mode, the 8
[Frame Rate] setting will be set to [D PF25].
Adding Decorations
Adding Decorations
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Using the decoration function, you can add various graphical
elements to the picture, such as stamps, watermarks, the
date/time, and even your own freehand drawings. Freehand
drawings can help emphasize a portion of the picture to attract
viewers' attention. The supplied stylus pen will be especially
useful for adding decorations.
You can decorate scenes as they are being recorded, during
playback or just before converting them to standard definition.
Decorating Scenes while Recording
Operating modes:
1 Open the decoration screen.
[FUNC.]
[
Decoration]
• The decoration screen will open automatically also when you stow the LCD panel with the touch
screen facing out.
2 Use a tool from the toolbar as explained in the following procedures.
3 Press g to record movies with your decorations.
• You can add decorations even while recording a scene.
4 Touch [a] to exit the decoration screen.
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ACanvas - The area where you will draw and see your decorations in action.
BToolbar.
C[
Pens and Stamps] Select the type of pen or stamp and its color. You can also
save a canvas or load a previously saved canvas.
D[
Animated Stamps] Select animated stamps to add to your decoration.
E[
Captions] Add the date, date and time, story title or story theme category as a
caption that will be included in the recording.
F[ ]* (Image Mix) Choose one of 27 different frames to add onto the canvas. Image
mix can be used in combination with the pens, stamps and animated stamps. During
playback, you can add a watermark to the picture using image mix.
G[C]* In recording mode: pause the live video. Touch [C] again to restore the live
video. You can add decorations to and record the frozen image.
In playback mode: pause the playback. Touch [A] to resume playing back the scene.
H[ ] Minimize the toolbar to the top of the screen to view almost all of the canvas.
Touch [ ] to restore the toolbar.
* Not available in
mode.
To use [Pens and Stamps]
1 Touch [ ].
• The [Pens and Stamps] screen will appear.
2 Select the desired pen or stamp from [Tools].
3 Select white or black from [Colors].
• Alternatively, you can touch [ ] and select a color from the color palette.
4 Draw freely on the canvas.
• Touch [ ]
[Clear]
[Yes] to clear the canvas and start again.
• Continue the procedure only if you wish to save the canvas.
5 Touch [
] and then touch [fSave].
6 Touch [Yes].
• The freehand drawings and stamps will be saved in the built-in memory.
7 Touch [f].
Adding Decorations
To load a previously saved canvas
In the decoration screen:
1 Touch [
] and then touch [fLoad].
2 Touch [Yes].
• The freehand drawings and stamps saved in the memory will be loaded.
3 Touch [f].
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To use [Animated Stamps]
1 Touch [ ].
• The [Animated Stamps] screen will appear.
2 Touch one of the control buttons.
3 Touch anywhere on the canvas to place the selected animated stamp. You can also drag the
animated stamp to a different location.
To use [Captions]
1 Touch [ ].
• The [Captions] screen will appear.
2 Touch [Date] or [Time].
• When recording a scene using Story Creator, you can also select [Title] (the story’s title) or [Story
Scene] (the story scene category).
3 Select the desired text settings and touch [f].
• Touch [ ] (white text on dark background), [ ] (white text) or [
• The selected caption will appear in the center of the screen.
] (black text).
4 Touch the caption and drag it to the desired location.
To use image mix
1 Open the [Select Image] screen.
[ ]
[ON]
2 Touch [+] or [-] to select a different image mix frame.
• You can touch one of the memory icons at the bottom of the screen to read image mix frames
saved on a different memory.
3 Touch [f] to mix the selected frame with the live video.
Adding Decorations
Mixing Your Own Images with Live Video
You can use images you make on your computer for the image mix (Chroma Key) function. Make
sure that the image you want to use has a blue or green area, which will be replaced by the live
video using Chroma Key mixing. Refer to About the image files for the Image Mix function
(0 176) for details about the types of image files that can be used and where to transfer them.
The image files are in the [MY_PICT] folder on the supplied Camcorder Supplemental Disc.
Example of an image used for Chroma Key
Blue/Green area that will be replaced by the live video
To use the Chroma Key function
1 Open the [Select Image] screen of the image mix function (0 104).
2 Touch [+] or [-] to select the image you created.
3 Touch [A] to open the [Chroma Key] screen.
4 Touch [Green] or [Blue] depending on the characteristics of the image you want to use and
touch [y] or [A] or drag your finger along the bottom bar to adjust the chroma key setting as
necessary.
5 Touch [A] at the top of the screen to open the [Transparency] screen.
6 Touch [y] or [A] or drag your finger along the bottom bar to adjust the overall transparency of
the image as necessary.
7 Touch [f] to mix your image with live video.
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Adding Decorations
Decorating Scenes during Playback
Operating modes:
1 Play back the scene you want to decorate.
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2 Touch the screen to display the playback controls.
3 Touch [
] to open the decoration screen.
4 Decorate the scene using the tools from the toolbar as explained in the previous section.
• In playback mode, the decorations will not be saved with the original recording.
NOTES
• Initializing a memory will erase any [Pens and Stamps] drawing canvas and image files you may
have saved. (The image mix frames that come pre-installed in the built-in memory will be restored
after it is initialized.)
• Animated stamps and captions cannot be used at the same time.
• When 8
[Rec Media for Movies] is set to [f] (the built-in memory), you will not be able to
select image mix fames saved on a memory card.
• Image mix cannot be selected during playback or while converting a scene to standard definition.
Select the image mix during playback pause or before starting the conversion.
Playing Back Stories from the Gallery
Playing Back Stories from the Gallery
You can play back recordings made using Story Creator to play them back as a single compelling
video story following the storyline order. Regular scenes and video snapshot scenes recorded without
using Story Creator, will appear in the gallery under the [Unsorted] or [Video Snapshot] stories. When
playing back stories from the gallery, you can choose to play back only scenes with a certain rating.
Operating modes:
1 Open the gallery.
[b]
[
Gallery]
ADrag your finger right or left to select a story.
BStory’s theme.
CSelected story (large thumbnail in the front).
DStory’s title (0 115).
EOpen the index selection screen (0 89).
FDetails about the story (number of scenes, total playback time) and editing options.
GList of scenes recorded in the selected story.
2 Select the story you want to play back.
• Drag your finger right/left to bring the desired story to the front.
• To play back only scenes with a certain rating, proceed to step 3. If not, skip to step 5.
3 Open the [Play by Rating] screen.
[Story Details]
[Play by Rating]
4 Touch the desired rating and touch [f] twice.
5 Touch the story’s thumbnail to start the playback.
• All applicable scenes will be played back from the first scene to the last. When playback ends, the
camcorder will return to the gallery.
• During the playback of a story other than [Unsorted] or [Video Snapshot], touch the screen and
then touch [
] to display the scene's category during playback. Touch the control button again
to turn the story scene display off.
• Playback controls are the same as when playing back scenes from the date index screen
(0 86).
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Playing Back Stories from the Gallery
IMPORTANT
• Observe the following precautions while the ACCESS indicator is on or flashing. Failing to do so
may result in permanent data loss.
- Do not open the double memory card slot cover.
- Do not disconnect the power source or turn off the camcorder.
- Do not change the camcorder’s operating mode.
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Rating Scenes
Rating Scenes
You can rate story scenes immediately after recording them (0 38) or during playback. You can then
select multiple scenes with the same rating, for example, in order to play back or copy only your
favorite scenes.
Operating modes:
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Rating Scenes from the List of Scenes
1 Open the list of scenes of the story that contains the scenes you want to rate.
[b]
[
Gallery]
Bring the desired story to the front
[Scene List]
2 In the [Scene List] screen, drag your finger up/down to select the scene you want to rate.
3 Touch the orange box on the right to open the [Edit Scene] screen.
4 Touch the control button of the desired rating and touch [f] twice to return to the gallery.
Rating Scenes During Playback
1 Play back from the gallery the story that contains the scenes you want to rate.
2 During playback of a scene you want to rate, pause the playback and rate the scene.
Touch the screen
[C]
3 Open the [Rating] screen.
[Edit]
[Rating]
4 Touch the desired rating and then touch [a].
5 Touch [A] to resume the playback and rate other scenes in the same way or touch [B] to
return to the gallery.
Playback with Background Music
Playback with Background Music
Play back movies (or a photo slideshow) with background music. You can use one of the supplied
music tracks or connect an external audio player to use your favorite songs as background music.
Operating modes:
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Using One of the Supplied Music Tracks as Background Music
The supplied Camcorder Supplemental Disc contains 3 music tracks you can use as background
music.The music files come pre-installed in the built-in memory.
You can mix the original audio and the background music and adjust the background music mix
balance to your preference.
POINTS TO CHECK
• To play back scenes or a slideshow of photos recorded on the memory card, you will need to
transfer the music tracks to the memory card in advance. See the NOTES section (0 112).
1 Open the gallery or date index screen.
[b]
[
Gallery] or [1 Date]
2 Open the [Select Music] screen.
[MENU]
y
[Select Music]
[A On]
3 Touch [Z] or [O] to select the desired music track.
ASelect the desired music track.
BAdjust the background music balance.
CPlay back the original sound (no background music).
DDelete the music track selected.
EListen to the music track selected. Touch again (B) to stop the playback.
4 Adjust the mix balance between the original sound and the background music.
• Touch [1] (more of the original sound) or [b] (more of the background music) or drag your finger
along the [Music Balance] bar to adjust the background music balance as desired.
5 Touch [a] and then touch a story or scene to start the playback with the selected
background music.
Playback with Background Music
To adjust the background music balance during playback
1 During playback, touch the screen to display the playback controls.
2 Touch [
], drag your finger along the [Music Balance] bar to adjust the background music
balance as desired and touch [f].
To delete a music track
In the [Select Music] screen, touch [Z] or [O] to select the track you want to delete.
Touch [d] and then touch [Yes].
• The selected music track is deleted.
Using an External Audio Player for Background Music
Use your favorite songs as background music by connecting an external player.
POINTS TO CHECK
• You will need a commercially available audio cable with at least one mini-stereo plug (to connect to
the MIC terminal on the camcorder); the other end will depend on external player used).
• Make sure that the jacket covering above the mini-stereo plug is smaller than ∅ 9.5 mm.
1 Open the gallery or date index screen.
[b]
[
Gallery] or [1 Date]
2 Open the [External Audio Input] screen.
[MENU]
y
[External Audio Input]
3 Touch [A On
].
4 Connect the external player to the camcorder’s MIC terminal.
5 Adjust the audio input as necessary.
• Start the music playback on the external player and adjust its volume according to the onscreen
indications. When the audio input is in the correct range, stop the music playback and touch [a]
on the camcorder.
• Touch [External Player Link] to link the video playback to the start/end of the music from the
external player.
Playback with the video linked to the external audio
6 Start the music playback on the external player.
• Playback will start from the first scene in the story or index screen.
• When the external audio input stops, video playback will pause. When the external audio input is
restored, video playback will resume automatically.
• Even when the video playback stops, audio playback on the external player will not stop
automatically.
Playback with the video not linked to the external audio
6 Touch a story or scene to start the video playback.
7 Start the music playback on the external player.
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Playback with Background Music
IMPORTANT
• If you use copyrighted songs and music tracks in your video creations, remember that music under
copyright may not be used without permission from the copyright holder, except for cases
permitted under applicable laws, such as for personal use. Make sure to follow applicable laws
when using music files.
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NOTES
• Initializing a memory card will permanently erase any music files you may have transferred to the
card. (The music files that come pre-installed in the built-in memory will be restored after it is
initialized.) To transfer music files from the supplied Camcorder Supplemental Disc to the memory
card:
- Windows users: Use the supplied PIXELA’s software. For details, refer to the Software Guide
(PDF file) of the supplied PIXELA’s software.
- Mac OS users: Use Finder to transfer music files from the [MUSIC] folder on the supplied
Camcorder Supplemental Disc to the memory card. Refer to About the music files (0 176) for
the folder structure of the memory card.
• Transfer music files to the memory card that contains the recordings you want to play back with
background music.
• In some cases, the video playback may not be correctly linked to the external player. For example, if
the volume of external player is too low or if the audio signal contains a lot of noise, etc.
Copying and Moving Scenes Within/Between Stories
Copying and Moving Scenes Within/Between Stories
You can copy and move scenes in the gallery within the same story scene (category), between story
scenes in the same story, and between stories recorded in the same memory.
Operating modes:
1 Open the list of scenes of the story that contains the scene you want to copy or move.
[b]
[
Gallery]
Bring the desired story to the front
[Scene List]
2 In the [Scene List] screen, drag your finger up/down to select the scene you want to copy/
move.
3 Touch the orange box on the right to open the [Edit Scene] screen and touch [Copy] or
[Move].
4 Select the destination.
• Drag your finger right/left to select the desired story and touch its thumbnail. Then, drag your
finger up/down to select the desired category and touch the orange frame on the right (number of
scenes). And last, drag your finger up/down to move the orange bar within the category to select
the position of the scene.
5 Copy or move the scene.
[Set]*
[Yes]**
* This step is not necessary when copying/moving a scene into a story scene category that contains
no other scenes.
**When copying a scene, you can touch [Stop] to interrupt the operation while it is in progress.
6 Touch [OK] and then touch [f].
NOTES
• You cannot copy or move scenes to the two preexisting stories, [Unsorted] and [Video Snapshot].
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Selecting a Story’s Thumbnail Image
Selecting a Story’s Thumbnail Image
Initially, the image used as the story’s thumbnail is the first frame of the first scene in the story. You can
set your favorite scene as the thumbnail that will represent the story in the gallery.
Operating modes:
1 Open the gallery.
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[b]
[
Gallery]
2 Select the story whose thumbnail you want to change.
• Drag your finger right/left to bring the desired story to the front.
3 Open the [Story Thumbnail] screen.
[Story Details]
[Edit Story]
[Story Thumbnail]
4 Locate the frame you want to use as the story’s thumbnail.
• Playback controls will appear on the screen (0 86). Use any special playback modes (fast/slow
playback, frame reverse/advance) as necessary to locate the desired image.
5 Touch [Set] to change the story’s thumbnail.
6 Touch [f] to return to the gallery.
Changing a Story’s Title
Changing a Story’s Title
When you first create a story, the current date will be used as the story’s title but you can change the
title later on. The title can be up to 14 characters long (available characters are limited). The title of the
two preexisting stories, [Unsorted] and [Video Snapshot] cannot be changed.
Operating modes:
1 Open the gallery.
[b]
[
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Gallery]
2 Select the story whose title you want to change.
• Drag your finger right/left to bring the desired story to the front.
3 Open the [Edit Title] screen.
[Story Details]
[Edit Story]
[Edit Title]
4 Use the virtual keyboard to change the title.
5 Touch [OK]
[f]
[f] to return to the gallery.
ASwitch between letters and numbers/special characters.
BChange the position of the cursor.
CDelete the character to the cursor’s left (backspace).
DCaps Lock. When the numerical keyboard is displayed, [#%?] switches between set 1
and set 2 of special characters.
NOTES
• When you import files with the supplied software VideoBrowser using the option to join and import
music and video files from the gallery, some special characters in the story’s title (/, \, <, >, :, *, ", |, ?)
will be changed to an underscore (_) in the file name.
Terminals on the Camcorder
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External Connections
External Connections
Terminals on the Camcorder
1 COMPONENT OUT Terminal*
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Access: Open the LCD panel and terminal cover.
The component video terminal is for video only. When
you use connection B, do not forget the audio
connections using the AV OUT/X terminal.
2 AV OUT/X Terminal
Access: Open the LCD panel and terminal cover.
Sound from the built-in speaker will be muted while the
STV-250N Stereo Video Cable is connected to the
camcorder. Adjust the volume on the connected TV.
3 HDMI OUT Terminal*
Access: Open the side terminal cover.
The HDMI OUT terminal offers a high-quality digital
connection that combines audio and video in a single
convenient cable.
4 USB Terminal
Access: Open the side terminal cover.
* When connecting a cable to the camcorder, make sure to align the triangle marks on the cable’s
connector and on the camcorder’s terminal.
Connection Diagrams
Connection Diagrams
In the following connection diagrams, the left side shows the terminals on the camcorder and the right
side shows (for reference only) an example of terminals on a connected device.
Connection A
HDMI
Type: Digital Quality: High definition Output only
Connect to a high-definition TV (HDTV) with an HDMI input terminal. If your HDTV supports HDMI-CEC or 1080p input, you
can activate these functions with the 6
[Control for HDMI] and [HDMI 1080p Output] settings, respectively. You
can check the standard of the current output signal with the 6
[HDMI Status] setting.
HTC-100/S HDMI Cable
(supplied)
(HDMI mini
connector)
(standard HDMI
connector)
About the HDMITM connection
The HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) connection (A) is a convenient all-digital
connection using a single cable for both video and audio. When you connect the camcorder to an
HDTV equipped with an HDMI terminal, you can enjoy video and audio playback at the highest
quality.
- The HDMI OUT terminal on the camcorder is for output only. Do not connect it to an HDMI
output terminal on an external device, as this may damage the camcorder.
- While the camcorder is connected to an HDTV using connection A, there will be no video
output from other terminals.
- Correct operation cannot be guaranteed when connecting the camcorder to DVI monitors.
- Depending on the HDTV, correct playback of personal video content may not be possible using
connection A. Try one of the other connections.
Connection B
Component Video
Type: Analog Quality: High Definition Output only
Connect to a high-definition TV (HDTV) with component video input terminals. Change the following settings on the
camcorder:
-6
[AV/Headphones] to [H AV]
Red
CTC-100 Component Cable
(optional)
Blue
Green
White
STV-250N Stereo Video Cable
(supplied)
Red
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Connection Diagrams
Connection C
Composite Video
Type: Analog Quality: Standard definition Output only
Connect to a standard TV or a VCR with audio/video input terminals. Change the following settings on the camcorder:
-y
[TV Type] according to the TV set (widescreen or 4:3), if the TV cannot automatically detect and change the
aspect ratio
-6
[AV/Headphones] to [H AV]
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Yellow
White
STV-250N Stereo Video Cable
(supplied)
Red
Connection c
Composite Video (SCART)
In all respects, exactly the same connection as connection C.
Connect to a standard TV or VCR with SCART input terminal. Requires a SCART adapter (commercially available).
STV-250N Stereo Video Cable
(supplied)
Connection D
Red
White
Yellow
SCART adapter
(commercially available)
USB
Type: Digital data connection
Connect to a computer to save your recordings, or to a compatible digital video recorder to copy your recordings.
USB Cable (supplied)
NOTES
• Power the camcorder using the compact power adapter and only then connect it to the computer
using the supplied USB cable in the following cases.
- To write back scenes recorded with this camcorder that were previously saved on a computer.
- To transfer music files from the supplied Camcorder Supplemental Disc to a memory card in the
camcorder in order to use them as background music.
Playback on a TV Screen
Playback on a TV Screen
Connect the camcorder to a TV to view and check your recordings. Playback on an HDTV using one
of the high-definition connections will ensure the best playback quality.
Operating modes:
1 Turn off the camcorder and the TV.
2 Connect the camcorder to the TV.
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• Refer to Connection Diagrams (0 117) and select the most appropriate connection for your TV.
3 Turn on the connected TV.
• On the TV, select as the video input the same terminal to which you connected the camcorder.
Refer to the instruction manual of the connected TV.
4 Turn on the camcorder and set it to
or
mode.
• Play back the movies or photos.
NOTES
• To correctly play back movies recorded with x.v.Color (0 143) on an HDTV compatible with this
standard, additional settings may be required on the connected HDTV. Refer to the TV’s instruction
manual.
• We recommend powering the camcorder using the compact power adapter.
• Connection C or c: When you play back your 16:9 movies on standard TV sets with a 4:3 aspect
ratio, the TV set will switch automatically to widescreen mode if it is compatible with the WSS
system. Otherwise, change the aspect ratio of the TV manually.
Viewing Photos
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Photos
Photos
Viewing Photos
Operating modes:
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1 Press S.
2 Open the [Photos] index screen, if it is not displayed.
[b]
[Photos]
3 Look for the photo you want to play back.
• Move the zoom lever toward Q to show 15 photos per page; move it toward P to show 6
photos per page.
AMemory being read.
BDrag your finger left for the next index page.*
CDrag your finger right for the previous index page.*
DOpen the index selection screen (0 89).
* While browsing through index pages, a scroll bar will appear at the bottom of the screen
for a few seconds. When you have a large number of photos it may be more convenient
to drag your finger along the scroll bar.
Viewing Photos
4 Touch the photo you wish to view.
• The photo is displayed in single photo view.
• Drag your finger left/right to browse through the photos one by one.
To return to the index screen from single photo view
1 Touch the screen to display the playback controls.
2 Touch [Q].
Photo Jump Function
When you have recorded a large number of photos, you can jump easily through the photos using the
scroll bar.
1 Touch the screen to display the playback controls.
2 Touch [g].
3 Drag your finger left and right along the scroll bar and then touch [f].
IMPORTANT
• Observe the following precautions while the ACCESS indicator is on or flashing. Failing to do so
may result in permanent data loss.
- Do not open the double memory card slot cover.
- Do not disconnect the power source or turn off the camcorder.
- Do not change the camcorder’s operating mode.
• The following image files may not be displayed correctly.
- Images not recorded with this camcorder.
- Images edited on a computer.
- Images whose file names have been changed.
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Deleting Photos
Deleting Photos
You can delete those photos that you are not interested in keeping.
Operating modes:
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Deleting a Single Photo
1 In single photo view, select the photo you want to delete.
2 Touch the screen to display the playback controls.
3 Open the screen to delete photos.
[Edit]
[Delete]
4 Touch [d Proceed] and then touch [Yes].
• The photo is deleted.
5 Drag your finger left/right to select another photo to delete or touch [a].
Deleting Photos from the Index Screen
1 Open the [Photos] index screen.
[b]
[Photos]
2 Open the screen to delete photos.
[Edit]
[Delete]
3 Touch the desired option and then touch [Yes].
• When you select [Select], perform the following procedure to select the individual photos you
want to delete before touching [Yes].
• Touch [Stop] to interrupt the operation while it is in progress. Some photos will be deleted
nevertheless.
4 Touch [OK].
To select individual photos
1 Touch on the individual photos you want to delete.
• A checkmark O will appear on the photos you touch. The total number of selected photos will
appear next to the o icon.
• Touch a selected photo to remove the checkmark. To remove all checkmarks at once, touch
[Remove All]
[Yes].
2 After selecting all the desired photos, touch [OK].
Options
[Select] Select individual photos to delete.
[All Photos] Delete all the photos.
IMPORTANT
• Be careful when deleting photos. Deleted photos cannot be recovered.
• Photos that were protected with other devices cannot be deleted with this camcorder.
Slideshow
Slideshow
You can play a slideshow of all the photos and even set it to music.
Operating modes:
1 Open the [Photos] index screen.
[b]
[Photos]
2 Select the background music to use during the photo slideshow.
• Music tracks: Steps 2 - 3 (0 110). External audio: Steps 2 - 4 (0 111).
Slideshow set to a music track
3 Touch the photo that will open the slideshow to display it in single photo view.
4 Touch the screen to display the playback controls, then touch [A] to play back the
slideshow set to the selected music track.
Slideshow not linked to the external audio
3 Touch the photo that will open the slideshow to display it in single photo view.
4 Touch the screen to display the playback controls, then touch [A] to start the slideshow.
5 Start the music playback on the external player.
Slideshow linked to the external audio
3 Start the music playback on the external player.
• Playback will start from the first photo in the index screen.
• Photos will be displayed continuously until the music stops. When the external audio input stops,
the slideshow will stop as well.
During the photo slideshow
• Touch the screen and drag your finger left and right along the volume bar to adjust the volume.
• Touch the screen and touch [C] to stop the slideshow. Hide the playback controls if necessary.
To change the slideshow’s transition effects
1 Open the [Slideshow Transition] screen.
[MENU]
z
[Slideshow Transition]
2 Touch [Off], [Dissolve] or [Slide Image] and then touch [a].
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Copying Recordings to a Memory Card
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Saving/Sharing Recordings
Saving/Sharing Recordings
Copying Recordings to a Memory Card
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To copy your recordings, you must select recordings in the built-in memory or on memory card X. In
either case, the recordings will be copied to memory card Y. Scenes and photos will be copied from
the index screen or from a story in the gallery on the source memory to the same index screen or story
on memory card Y.
Please read the IMPORTANT section (0 126) before using an Eye-Fi card.
Copying Scenes from the Date Index Screen
Operating modes:
1 Open the date index screen.
• Check that you have selected the f tab (built-in memory) or 4 tab (memory card X).
• To copy all the scenes recorded on a specific date, drag your finger left/right until the desired date
appears in the title bar.
2 Open the screen to copy scenes.
[Edit]
[Copy (f97)] or [Copy (497)]
3 Touch the desired option and then touch [Yes].
• When you select [Select], perform the following procedure to select the individual scenes you
want to copy before touching [Yes].
• Touch [Stop] to interrupt the operation while it is in progress.
4 Touch [OK].
To select individual scenes
1 Touch on the individual scenes you want to copy.
• A checkmark O will appear on the scenes you touch. The total number of selected scenes will
appear next to the o icon.
• Touch a selected scene to remove the checkmark. To remove all checkmarks at once, touch
[Remove All]
[Yes].
2 After selecting all the desired scenes, touch [OK].
Options
[date] Copy all the scenes recorded on the date shown in the control button.
[Select] Select individual scenes to copy.
[All Scenes] Copy all the scenes.
Copying Recordings to a Memory Card
Copying Scenes from a Story by Rating
1 Open the gallery and bring the desired story to the front.
[b]
[
Gallery]
Desired story
• Check that you have selected the f tab (built-in memory) or 4 tab (memory card X).
2 Open the [Play by Rating] screen.
[Story Details]
[Play by Rating]
3 Touch the desired rating and then touch [f] twice.
4 Open the screen to copy scenes.
[Story Details]
[Edit Story]
[Copy (f97)] or [Copy (497)]
5 Touch [Yes].
• Touch [Stop] to interrupt the operation while it is in progress.
• The selected scenes are copied.
6 Touch [OK] and then touch [f].
Copying a Single Photo
Operating modes:
1 In single photo view, select the photo you want to copy.
• Check that you are viewing photos recorded in the built-in memory or on memory card X.
(f or 4 appears next to the photo number.)
2 Touch the screen to display the playback controls.
3 Open the screen to copy photos.
[Edit]
[Copy (f97)] or [Copy (497)]
4 Touch [i Proceed].
5 Touch [Yes].
• The photo is copied.
6 Drag your finger left/right to select another photo to copy or touch [a].
Copying Photos from the Index Screen
Operating modes:
1 Open the [Photos] index screen.
• Check that you have selected the f tab (built-in memory) or 4 tab (memory card X).
2 Open the screen to copy photos.
[Edit]
[Copy (f97)] or [Copy (497)]
3 Touch the desired option and then touch [Yes].
• When you select [Select], perform the following procedure to select the individual photos you
want to copy before touching [Yes].
• Touch [Stop] to interrupt the operation while it is in progress.
• The selected photos are copied.
4 Touch [OK].
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Copying Recordings to a Memory Card
To select individual photos
1 Touch on the individual photos you want to copy.
• A checkmark O will appear on the photos you touch. The total number of selected photos will
appear next to the o icon.
• Touch a selected photo to remove the checkmark. To remove all checkmarks at once, touch
[Remove All]
[Yes].
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2 After selecting all the desired photos, touch [OK].
Options
[Select] Select individual photos to copy.
[All Photos] Copy all the photos.
IMPORTANT
• Observe the following precautions while the ACCESS indicator is on or flashing. Failing to do so
may result in permanent data loss.
- Do not open the double memory card slot cover.
- Do not disconnect the power source or turn off the camcorder.
- Do not change the camcorder’s operating mode.
• When copying photos onto an Eye-Fi card in memory card slot Y, photos will be uploaded
automatically if you are within the range of a configured network. Always verify that Eye-Fi cards
have been approved in the country/region of use. See also Using an Eye-Fi card (0 135).
NOTES
• In the following cases, you will not be able to copy recordings to the memory card:
- If the double memory card slot is open.
- If the LOCK switch on memory card Y is set to prevent writing.
- If there is no memory card in memory card slot Y.
• Scenes that were transferred back to the camcorder using the supplied PIXELA’s software cannot
be copied to the memory card.
• If there is not enough space on memory card Y, as many photos as possible will be copied before
stopping the operation.
Saving Recordings on a Computer
Saving Recordings on a Computer
Movies recorded with this camcorder are saved in the built-in memory or on a memory card. Because
space is limited, make sure to save your recordings on a computer on a regular basis.
Saving Movies (Windows only)
With the supplied software Transfer Utility or VideoBrowser you can save to your computer the
scenes you have recorded. Additionally, the supplied software VideoBrowser offers many options for
organizing your video library, editing video, creating discs and more.
Installation
Install the software before you connect the camcorder to the computer for the first time. Refer to the
Installation Guide (supplied leaflet) and follow the instructions in the Software Guide (PDF file) to install
the supplied PIXELA’s software.
Connecting the Camcorder to a Computer
1 Power the camcorder using the compact power adapter.
• If the camcorder is connected to the computer while it is powered only by the battery pack,
previously saved video files cannot be transferred back to the camcorder and music files cannot
be transferred from the supplied Camcorder Supplemental Disc to a memory card in the
camcorder.
2 Open the date index screen.
3 Connect the camcorder to the computer using the supplied USB cable.
• Connection D. Refer to Connection Diagrams (0 118).
4 Camcorder: Select [All (for PC only)].
• Camcorder: When the connection is successfully established, [USB Connection] appears on the
screen.
5 Computer: Depending on the software you chose to install, Transfer Utility or
VideoBrowser will start up automatically.
• Transfer Utility: Click [Video file import] to start transferring files. For details about using the
software, click [Help] to open the Software Guide (PDF file).
• VideoBrowser: Click
in the menu panel to start transferring files. For details about using
the software, click
to open the Software Guide (PDF file).
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Saving Recordings on a Computer
Saving Photos (Windows/Mac OS)
With the supplied software Photo Application you can save photos to your computer and easily
organize and edit them.
Installation
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Install the software before you connect the camcorder to the computer for the first time. See also the
relevant sections in the ‘Photo Application’ Instruction Manual (r, PDF file in the
[MANUALS_ENGLISH] folder on the supplied Camcorder Supplemental Disc).
Install the supplied Photo Application software following the instructions in the software’s
instruction manual.
r Refer to Installing Photo Application.
First-time connection to a computer running Windows
Windows users only: The first time you connect the camcorder to the computer, you also need to
select the CameraWindow auto-launch setting.
r Refer to Starting CameraWindow.
Connecting the Camcorder to a Computer
1 Power the camcorder using the compact power adapter.
2 Open the [Photos] index screen.
• Select in advance the memory that contains the photos you want to save.
3 Connect the camcorder to the computer using the supplied USB cable.
• Connection D. Refer to Connection Diagrams (0 118).
• Camcorder: When the connection is successfully established, [USB Connection] appears on the
screen.
4 Save the photos onto the computer.
r Refer to Downloading Still Images to the Computer.
IMPORTANT
• When the camcorder is connected to a computer:
- Do not open the double memory card slot cover and do not remove the memory cards.
- Do not access, change or delete any of the camcorder’s folders or files directly from the computer
as this may result in permanent data loss. Always use only the supplied PIXELA’s software to save
your movies on the computer and, if necessary, to transfer back previously saved video files to
the camcorder.
• Observe the following precautions while the ACCESS indicator is on or flashing. Failing to do so
may result in permanent data loss.
- Do not open the double memory card slot cover.
- Do not disconnect the USB cable.
- Do not turn off the camcorder or the computer.
- Do not change the camcorder’s operating mode.
• When restoring to the camcorder video files that were previously saved to the computer, do not
disconnect the USB cable or turn off the camcorder or computer. Doing so may result in scenes
that cannot be played back on the camcorder.
Saving Recordings on a Computer
• Operation may not work correctly depending on the software and the specifications/settings of your
computer.
• If you wish to use the image files on your computer, make copies of them first. Use the copied files,
retaining the originals.
NOTES
• Refer also to the computer’s instruction manual.
• With the supplied software VideoBrowser, you can also choose to save complete stories from the
gallery. In such case, all the scenes in the story will be merged and saved as a single video file.
• Users of Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP and Mac OS X:
Your camcorder is equipped with the standard Picture Transfer Protocol (PTP) allowing you to
transfer photos (JPEG only) simply by connecting the camcorder to a computer using the supplied
USB cable, without having to install the supplied software Photo Application.
• If you connect the camcorder to the computer while it is set to
mode, the process of creating
scene thumbnails will start automatically. If your intention was to save photos to the computer, you
can touch [Skip] to stop the process and use the computer’s Safely Remove Hardware function
(Windows) or Eject function (Mac OS) to end the connection to the camcorder. Disconnect the USB
cable, set the camcorder to
mode and restore the connection.
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Copying Recordings to an External Video Recorder
Copying Recordings to an External Video Recorder
Operating modes:
In High Definition
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Connect the camcorder to Blu-ray Disc recorders and other AVCHD-compatible digital video
recorders using the supplied USB cable to make perfect copies of your movies in high definition. If the
external digital video recorder has an SD memory card slot*, you can use the memory card to copy
your movies without connecting the camcorder.
* Make sure the external device is compatible with the type of memory card used.
Connecting
1 Power the camcorder using the compact power adapter.
2 Open the date index screen or gallery.
3 Connect the camcorder to the digital video recorder using the supplied USB cable.
• Connection D. Refer to Connection Diagrams (0 118).
4 Camcorder: Select the memory that contains the scenes you want to copy.
• Select an option other than [All (for PC only)].
• Camcorder: When the connection is successfully established, [USB Connection] appears on the
screen.
Recording
Details will vary depending on the device used so be sure to refer to the instruction manual of the
digital video recorder.
In Standard Definition
You can copy your movies by connecting the camcorder to a VCR or a digital video recorder with
analog audio/video inputs. Video output will be in standard definition, although the original scenes are
in high definition.
Connecting
Connect the camcorder to the VCR using Connection C or c. Refer to Connection Diagrams
(0 118).
Recording
1 External recorder: Load a blank cassette or disc and set the recorder to record pause
mode.
2 Turn on the camcorder and set it to
mode.
• We recommend powering the camcorder using the compact power adapter.
• Verify that 6
[AV/Headphones] is set to [H AV].
3 Camcorder: Locate the scene or story you wish to copy and pause the playback shortly
just before the desired scene.
Copying Recordings to an External Video Recorder
4 Camcorder: Resume playback.
• By default, onscreen displays will be embedded in the output video signal. You can change the
displays by repeatedly pressing h (0 80).
5 External recorder: Start recording when the scene you wish to copy appears; stop
recording when it ends.
6 Camcorder: Stop playback.
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Uploading Movies to Video Sharing Web Sites
Uploading Movies to Video Sharing Web Sites
With the supplied software Transfer Utility, you can upload your scenes to your favorite video sharing
Web site. To do so, you must first convert them into standard-definition scenes in the camcorder. With
the supplied software VideoBrowser, you can convert and upload high-definition scenes you have
transferred to your computer.
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If you are using an Eye-Fi card, you can upload the standard-definition scenes wirelessly, directly from
the camcorder. Refer to Eye-Fi’s homepage for the latest information on compatible Web sites.
Installation
Install the software before you connect the camcorder to the computer for the first time. Refer to the
Installation Guide (supplied leaflet) and follow the instructions in the Software Guide (PDF file) to install
the supplied PIXELA’s software.
Converting Scenes into Standard Definition from the Date Index Screen
Operating modes:
1 Power the camcorder using the compact power adapter.
2 Make sure there is a memory card in memory card slot Y with sufficient available space.
3 Open the date index screen.
• Check that you have selected the f tab (built-in memory) or 4 tab (memory card X).
• To convert all the scenes recorded on a specific date, drag your finger left/right until the desired
date appears in the title bar.
4 Press Z to convert all the scenes recorded in the selected date. Alternatively, touch
[Edit]
[Convert HD9SD (f97)] or [Convert HD9SD (497)] and select one of the
options for converting multiple scenes.
• You can convert all the scenes recorded on the date shown
in the control button, select individual scenes to convert or
convert all the scenes.
• When you select [Select], perform the procedure described
below to select the individual scenes you want to convert.
• If a copyright notice appears, read it carefully and touch
[OK] if you agree.
5 Review the conversion settings and touch [Next].
• Before touching [Next], you can touch [5] to change the
conversion settings as described below.
6 Touch [START] to convert the scenes.
• Before touching [START], you can touch [
] to add graphical elements to the converted SD
movies (0 102), or touch [
] to adjust the volume (0 87) and background music balance
(0 111).
• You can also decorate the scenes as they are being converted.
• Touch [STOP] to interrupt the operation while it is in progress.
Uploading Movies to Video Sharing Web Sites
7 When the conversion is completed, a confirmation screen will appear.
• Connect the camcorder to the computer at this point to continue uploading the converted videos
to the Web or touch [End Without Connecting] to connect to the computer later.
To select individual scenes (step 4)
1 Touch on the individual scenes you want to convert.
• A checkmark O will appear on the scenes you touch. The total number of selected scenes will
appear next to the o icon.
• Touch a selected scene to remove the checkmark. To remove all checkmarks at once, touch
[Remove All]
[Yes].
2 After selecting all the desired scenes, touch [OK].
To select the bit rate (step 5)
Using a higher bit rate will result in better video quality for the converted scenes, while a lower bit rate
will result in smaller file sizes and faster uploads.
1 Touch [5].
2 Touch [Bit Rate (Quality)].
3 Touch the desired option and then touch [f] twice.
To automatically divide scenes (step 5)
If you are converting a long scene, you can have the camcorder divide it into 10-minute SD movies to
make uploading easier.
1 Touch [5].
2 Touch [Auto Divide].
3 Touch [On] and then touch [f] twice.
Connecting to the Computer and Uploading your Videos
1 Connect the camcorder to the computer using the supplied USB cable.
• Connection D. Refer to Connection Diagrams (0 118).
2 Computer: Depending on the software you chose to install, Transfer Utility or
VideoBrowser will start up automatically.
• Transfer Utility: Click [Web Upload] to upload your SD movies to the Web. For details about
using the software, click [Help] to open the Software Guide (PDF file).
• VideoBrowser: Click
in the menu panel to upload your SD movies to the Web. For details
about using the software, click
to open the Software Guide (PDF file).
IMPORTANT
• While the camcorder is connected to the computer, do not open the double memory card slot cover
and do not remove the memory cards.
• Observe the following precautions while the ACCESS indicator is on or flashing. Failing to do so
may result in permanent data loss.
- Do not open the double memory card slot cover.
- Do not disconnect the USB cable.
- Do not disconnect the compact power adapter or turn off the camcorder or the computer.
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NOTES
134
• The time required to convert scenes is approximately equal to the total playback time of the
converted scenes. In most cases this is still faster than converting the scenes in the computer so we
recommend you convert scenes in the camcorder.
• If after converting the scenes you selected the [End Without Connecting] option, you will need to
upload the SD movies manually when you connect the camcorder to the computer. First, open the
[SD Movies] index screen on the memory card that contains the converted SD movies and save
them to the computer (0 127). Then, use the supplied PIXELA’s software to upload the SD movies
to the Web.
• You can play back and delete the converted SD movies from the [SD Movies] index screen on the
memory card used for the conversion.
Converting Scenes into Standard Definition from a Story by Rating
1 Open the gallery and bring the desired story to the front.
[b]
[
Gallery]
Desired story
• Check that you have selected the f tab (built-in memory) or 4 tab (memory card X).
2 Open the [Play by Rating] screen.
[Story Details]
[Play by Rating]
3 Touch the desired rating and then touch [f].
4 Press Z and continue the conversion to standard definition from step 5 in the previous
procedure (0 132).
NOTES
• When converting scenes from a story:
- All the scenes are merged into one converted SD movie.
- If the converted SD movie is too large, it will be split into smaller 10-minute long movies when
[Auto Divide] (0 133) is set to [On].
- The maximum total playback time of the scenes to be converted is 2 hours and 30 minutes.
Converting Only Part of a Scene or Story
1 Play back the scene or story that you want to partially convert.
• Check that you have selected a scene recorded in the built-in memory or on memory card X.
2 Pause the playback where you want the converted SD movie to begin.
3 Press Z and continue the conversion to standard definition from step 5 in the previous
procedure (0 132).
• The video from the playback pause until the end of the scene/story (or up to a maximum of
10 minutes, in case of longer scenes/stories) will be converted to standard definition.
Uploading Movies to Video Sharing Web Sites
Uploading your Videos Wirelessly
If you are using an Eye-Fi card, you can automatically upload the converted SD movies to your favorite
video sharing Web site. You will need to have installed the software supplied with your Eye-Fi card and
completed all the required configuration setup in advance. Refer to the instruction manual of the Eye-Fi
card.
Please read the IMPORTANT section before using an Eye-Fi card.
1 Insert your Eye-Fi card into memory card slot Y and make sure there is sufficient
available space on the memory card.
2 Convert the desired movies (0 132).
•
•
•
-
When the conversion is completed, touch [End Without Connecting].
If you are within the range of a configured network, Web upload will start automatically.
The status of the wireless communication is shown by the Eye-Fi icon as follows:
g (grayed out) Communication not established
g (white, flashing) Connecting; g (white, continuously on) Wireless upload on standby
g (animated) Wireless upload in progress
i [Eye-Fi Communication] is set to [B Off]
h Wireless upload stopped by the camcorder (0 156)
o Error reading from the Eye-Fi card (0 155)
IMPORTANT
Using an Eye-Fi Card
• This product is not guaranteed to support Eye-Fi card functions (including wireless transfer). In case
of an issue with an Eye-Fi card, please check with the card manufacturer. Also note that an approval
is required to use Eye-Fi cards in many countries or regions. Without approval, use of the card is not
permitted. If it is unclear whether the card has been approved for use in the area, please check with
the card manufacturer.
• Do not use Eye-Fi cards on airplanes and in other places where wireless communication is
forbidden. Remove the Eye-Fi card from the camcorder beforehand.
NOTES
• Depending on the amount of data to be uploaded and the network’s wireless connection
conditions, it can take some time to upload video files. If the wireless connection is too weak, the
wireless upload may fail and the video files will be registered as incomplete uploads.
• About power saving:
- Wireless communication drains the power of the battery pack faster than usual. We recommend
powering the camcorder using the compact power adapter.
- While files are being uploaded wirelessly, the camcorder’s automatic power off function will be
disabled.
• Wirelessly uploading files is not possible when the Eye-Fi card is in memory card slot X (the Eye-Fi
icon will not appear on the screen). Be sure to insert the Eye-Fi card into memory card slot Y.
• While using an Eye-Fi Card, the ACCESS indicator may flash from time to time.
• Wireless communication is available only in playback mode. Any wireless transfer in progress will be
stopped if you set the camcorder to recording mode.
• Wireless communication is not available when the optional WM-V1 Wireless Microphone is attached
to the camcorder. Any wireless transfer in progress will be stopped the moment you attach the
WM-V1 to the camcorder.
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• You can turn off the wireless communication with the 6
[Eye-Fi Communication]* setting.
• If the LOCK switch on the Eye-Fi card is set to prevent writing, you will not be able to turn the
wireless communication on/off and the status icon will change to o. To use wireless
communication make sure the switch on the Eye-Fi card is not in the LOCK position.
* This menu option will appear only when using an Eye-Fi card.
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Additional Information
Appendix: Menu Options Lists
Additional Information
Appendix: Menu Options Lists
Menu items not available appear grayed out. For details about how to select an item, refer to Using the
Menus (0 27). For details about each function, see the reference page. Menu options without a
reference page are explained after the tables. Underlined menu options indicate default values.
FUNC. Panel
FUNC. Panel - Recording Modes
0
AUTO
y
CINEMA
[MENU]
Open the menus
–
z
z
28
[Rec. Programs]
[A Programmed AE], [B Shutter-Pri. AE],
[C Aperture-Pri. AE], [y Manual Exposure]
–
z
z
55,
57
[F Portrait], [G Sports], [q Night Scene], [I Snow],
[J Beach], [K Sunset], [p Low Light], [L Spotlight],
[M Fireworks]
–
z
–
62
–
z
z
59
Control Button
[
Setting options/Function
BLC Always On] [A On], [B Off]
[m White Balance]
[Y Automatic], [a Daylight], [b Shade], [c Cloudy],
[e Fluorescent], [f Fluorescent H], [d Tungsten],
[
Color Temperature], [ Set 1], [ Set 2]
–
z
z
60
[P AGC Limit]
[z Automatic], [y Manual]
–
z
z
54
[X Focus]
Touch AF frame; [2] (manual focus): Toggle on or off;
[d] (peaking): Toggle on or off; [5] (settings):
[Peaking and B&W], [Peaking Color]
When [2] is on - [ ] (focus preset), [
] (edge monitor)
When [
] is on - [
] (return to preset focus position)
–
z
z
45
[e Exposure]
Touch AE frame; [y] (manual adjustment): Toggle on or off,
[5] (settings); [AE Lock (touch)], [Zebra Pattern];
[a] or [b] (zebra pattern)
When [y] is on - [
] (waveform monitor), exposure
adjustment dial
–
z
z
58
[ZOOM]
Zoom controls, [START]/[STOP] control (for movies) and
[PHOTO] control (for photos)1
z
z
z
51
[c Mic. Level]2
[z Automatic], [y Manual]
[Audio Level Indicator]: Toggle on or off
–
z
z
66
[Image Effects]
[ON], [OFF]
When [ON] - [Color Depth], [Sharpness], [Contrast],
[Brightness]: ±0 (-2 to +2)
–
z
–
64
[Image Stabilizer]
[
–
z
z
53
[O Faders]1
[N Off], [0 Fade Trigger/Once], [6 Fade Trigger/
Always], [1 Wipe/Once], [7 Wipe/Always]
–
z
z
81
Dynamic], [
Standard], [
Off]
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Control Button
[
138
Setting options/Function
1
Decoration]
[
[
Pens and Stamps], [
Captions]3
Animated Stamps],
AUTO
y
CINEMA
0
z
z
z
102
[
] (image mix): Toggle on or off, [C] (pause live video)
–
z
–
[
] (minimize toolbar)
z
z
z
Story themes, [New Story]
z
z
z
97
[Z Video
Snapshot]
[A On], [B Off]
–
z
z
78
[d Pre REC]1
[A On], [B Off]
–
z
z
79
–
z
z
41
[
Story Creator]
[
Review
Recording]1
1
2
3
–
Option not available in
mode.
Option available only for recording movies.
Some options are available only when recording a story using Story Creator.
Edit Panel -
Mode
[SD Movies] Index
Screen
Playback Pause
0
<date>, [Select],
[All Scenes]
–
–
124
<date>, [Select],
[All Scenes]
–
–
132
<date>, [Select],
[All Scenes]
[This Scene],
[All Scenes]
[This Scene]
90
–
–
z
93
[Edit Story] from the
[Story Details] screen
[Edit Scene] from the
[Scene List] screen
Playback Pause
0
<by scene rating>
–
–
125
<by scene rating>
–
–
134
[Delete] or [d]
<by scene rating>
[This Scene]
[This Scene]
90
[Delete Story]2
z
–
–
92
z
–
–
114
Control Button
1
[Copy (f97)]
[Copy (497)]1
[Convert HD9SD
(f97)]1
Date Index Screen
[Convert HD9SD
(497)]1
[Delete] or [d]
[Divide]
From the gallery:
Control Button
[Copy
(f97)]1
[Copy (497)]1
[Convert HD9SD
(f97)]1
[Convert HD9SD
(497)]1
[Story Thumbnail]
2
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[Edit Story] from the
[Story Details] screen
Control Button
Title]2
[Edit Scene] from the
[Scene List] screen
Playback Pause
0
z
–
–
115
[Copy]
–
z
–
113
[Move]
–
z
–
113
[Divide]
–
–
z
93
[Rating]
–
],
] (others)
109
[Edit
[
[
1
2
], [
], [
] (unrated), [
Operation not available for recordings on memory card Y (7 tab).
Operation not available for the two preexisting stories, [Unsorted] and [Video Snapshot].
Edit Panel -
Mode
Control Button
[Copy (f97)]*
Index Screen
Single Photo View
0
[Select], [All Photos]
z
125
z
122
[Copy (497)]*
[Delete]
* Operation not available for recordings on memory card Y (7 tab).
Setup Menus
7 Camera Setup
y
CINEMA
0
z
–
–
z
z
52
z
z
50
[I] (variable speed), [
] (constant speed)
When [
] is selected: 1-16 (8)
z
z
50
[Wireless Ctrlr Zoom
Speed]
1-16 (8)
z
z
51
[AF Mode]
[R Instant AF], [
z
z
–
[Focus Assistance]1
[A On], [B Off]
z
z
–
[Face Detection & Tracking] [A On o], [B Off]
z
z
47
[Auto Backlight Correction]
[A On], [B Off]
z
z
59
[Auto Slow Shutter]
[A On], [B Off]
z
z
–
[ND Filter]
[O Automatic], [B Off]
z
z
–
[Conversion Lens]
[
Tele-converter], [
z
z
–
[Fader Setting]1
[
Black Screen], [
z
z
81
[Onscreen Markers]
[B Off], [e Level (White)], [f Level (Gray)],
[g Grid (White)], [h Grid (Gray)]
z
z
–
Menu item
Setting options
[Digital Zoom]1
[B Off], [G 40x], [H 200x], [
[Soft Zoom Control]
[B Off], [
[Zoom Speed Level]
[J Fast], [K Normal], [L Slow]
[Zoom Lever Zoom Speed]
Start], [
Stop], [
Digital Tele-conv.]
Start & Stop]
Medium AF], [S Normal AF]
Wide-converter], [B Off]
White Screen]
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Menu item
140
Setting options
y
CINEMA
0
[Camcorder Shake
Indicator]
[A On], [B Off]
z
z
–
[Wind Screen]1
[O Automatic], [B Off Z]
z
z
–
[Microphone Attenuator]1
[O Automatic], [A On V]
z
z
–
[
z
z
69
z
z
69
Normal], [
Boost LF Range], [
Low Cut Filter],
Boost MF Range], [
Boost HF+LF Range]
z
z
68
[Built-in Mic Directionality]1 [
Monaural], [
z
z
67
[Surround Mic
Directionality]1, 2
Surround], [
z
z
–
[MIC Terminal Input]
[Audio Mix]1
[Built-in Mic Freq.
Response]1
1
2
1
External Audio], [
Microphone]
[B Off], [A On]
When [A On] is selected: [INT]
[Internal Microphone]/[MIC Terminal Input]
[
[
[
Normal], [
Zoom], [
Wide], [
[EXT],
Zoom]
Shotgun]
Option available only for recording movies.
Option available only when the optional SM-V1 Surround Microphone is attached to the camcorder
after having updated the camcorder’s firmware using the memory card supplied with the SM-V1.
[Digital Zoom]: Determines the operation of the digital zoom.
The color of the indicator indicates the zoom.
• When [G 40x] or [H 200x] is selected, the camcorder
will switch automatically to digital zoom when you zoom in
beyond the optical zoom range.
• With the digital zoom the image is digitally processed, so
the image resolution will deteriorate the more you zoom in.
• For an explanation of the digital tele-converter, see Digital
Tele-Converter (0 52).
Optical zoom
Digital zoom
White
Light
blue
Dark
blue
Up to 10x
10x 40x
40x 200x
[Focus Assistance]: When focus assistance is activated, the image at the center of the screen is
magnified to help you focus manually (0 45).
• Using focus assistance will not affect the recordings. It will be cancelled automatically after
4 seconds or when you start recording.
[Auto Slow Shutter]: The camcorder automatically uses slow shutter speeds to obtain brighter
recordings in places with insufficient lighting.
• Minimum shutter speed used: 1/25; 1/12 when the frame rate is set to [D PF25].
• The auto slow shutter can only be activated when the recording program is set to [A Programmed
AE], but the setting will not change even if you set the camcorder to
mode.
• If a trailing afterimage appears, set the slow shutter to [B Off].
[ND Filter]: Only available during the [C Aperture-Pri. AE] and [y Manual Exposure] recording
programs. When set to [O Automatic], the ND filter can be selected when adjusting the aperture.
Depending on the selected setting, [ND1/2], [ND1/4] or [ND1/8] will appear on the screen next to the
aperture value.
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[Conversion Lens]: When you attach to the camcorder the optional TL-H58 Tele-converter or
WD-H58W Wide-converter, set the appropriate conversion lens setting. The camcorder will then
optimize the image stabilization and adjust the minimum object distance. The minimum object
distance throughout the entire zoom range will be 130 cm for the TL-H58 and 40 cm for the
WD-H58W.
• When you select a setting other than [B Off], the AF mode is automatically set to [S Normal
AF].
• The approximate subject distance displayed on the screen will change depending on the setting. If
you are not using a conversion lens, select [B Off].
[Onscreen Markers]: You can display a grid or a horizontal line at the center of the screen. Use the
markers as a reference to make sure your subject is framed correctly (vertically and/or horizontally).
• Using the onscreen markers will not affect the recordings.
[Camcorder Shake Indicator]: The degree of camcorder shake will be indicated by the POWERED IS
icon (5 levels:
,
,
,
,
) to help you be aware of excessive movement.
[Wind Screen]: The camcorder automatically reduces the background sound of wind when recording
outdoors.
• Some low-frequency sounds will be suppressed along with the sound of wind. When recording in
surroundings unaffected by wind or if you want to record low-frequency sounds, we recommend
setting the wind screen to [B Off Z].
[Microphone Attenuator]: Helps prevent audio distortions.
[O Automatic]: The camcorder will automatically activate the microphone attenuator as necessary for
optimal audio recording levels so high audio levels will not be distorted.
[A On V]: The microphone attenuator will be activated at all times to reproduce more faithfully
the sound dynamics. V will appear on the screen.
[Surround Mic Directionality]: Sets the directionality mode of the optional SM-V1 Surround Microphone.
[
Surround]: Records 5.1ch surround sound.
[
Zoom]: Records 5.1 audio channels. Additionally, the audio is linked to the zoom position. The
larger the subject appears on the screen, the louder the sound will be as well.
[
Shotgun]: Records monaural audio with a highly directional setting that is most sensitive to sound
coming directly from the front of the camcorder/microphone.
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y / z Playback Setup
1
2
0
z
z
110
[External Audio Input] [B Off], [A On
]
When [A On
] - [External Player Link]: Toggle on or off
z
z
111
[Data Code]
z
z
–
–
z
123
z
z
–
Menu item
[Select Music]
142
Setting options
[B Off], [A On]1
When [A On] - list of music tracks, [1]
(Original sound/Background music)
[b]
[B Off], [I Date], [J Time], [K Date and Time],
[L Camera Data]
[Slideshow Transition] [B Off], [i Dissolve], [j Slide Image]
2
[TV Type]
1
2
[F Normal TV], [G Wide TV]
Default in
mode.
Option not available when the camcorder is connected to an HDTV using the supplied HDMI cable.
[Data Code]: Displays the date and/or time when the scene or photo was recorded.
[L Camera Data]: Displays the aperture (f-stop) and shutter speed used when recording the scene
or photo.
[TV Type]: When you connect the camcorder to a TV using the supplied STV-250N Stereo Video Cable,
select the setting according to the type of TV in order to display the picture in full and in the correct
aspect ratio.
[F Normal TV]: TV sets with 4:3 aspect ratio.
[G Wide TV]: TV sets with 16:9 aspect ratio.
• When the TV type is set to [F Normal TV], during the playback of video originally recorded with an
aspect ratio of 16:9, the picture will not be displayed fullscreen.
8 Recording & Connections Setup
Menu item
Setting options
y
CINEMA
1
2
0
[Self Timer]
[A On n], [B Off]
z
z
–
–
65
[Video Snapshot
Length]1
[i 2 sec], [j 4 sec], [l 8 sec],
[Story Length-Based]: Toggle on or off
z
z
–
–
78,
95
[i 2 sec], [j 4 sec], [l 8 sec]
–
–
z
[Rate Scenes
(Recording)]1
[A On], [B Off]
z
z
–
–
–
[Rec Media for
Movies]1
[f] (built-in memory), [4] (memory card X),
[7] (memory card Y),
When set to [f] or [4]: [Relay Recording]: [B],
[f94], [f9497], [497]
When set to [4]: [Double Slot Rec]: [B], [A]
z
z
–
–
33
[Recording
Mode]1
[h High Quality 24 Mbps], [i High Quality 17 Mbps],
[j High Quality 12 Mbps], [l Standard Play 7 Mbps],
[k Long Play 5 Mbps]
z
z
–
–
43
[Frame Rate]1, 2
[w 50i (Standard)], [D PF25]
z
z
–
–
44
[Rec Media for
Photos]3
[f] (built-in memory), [4] (memory card X),
[7] (memory card Y)
z
–
z
–
33
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Menu item
Setting options
y
CINEMA
1
2
0
–
–
z
–
96
z
z
–
–
–
[Photo Capture
from Video]3
[A Single Photo], [B Photo Sequence]
[Scan Reverse
Rec]1
[B Off], [
[Memory Info]
[f] (built-in memory), [4] (memory card X),
[7] (memory card Y)
z
z
z
z
–
[x.v.Color]
[A On F], [B Off]
z
z
–
–
–
[Color Bars &
Test Tone]1
[B Off], [
z
z
–
–
76
[Photo
Numbering]3
[a Reset], [b Continuous]
z
–
z
z
–
1
2
3
Vertical], [
Color Bars], [
Option available only for recording movies.
Can be set independently for
and
Option available only for recording photos.
Horizontal], [
Both]
Color Bars & Tone]
mode. The default value in
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mode is [D PF25].
[Rate Scenes (Recording)]: When set to [A On], the scene rating scene will appear after every scene
you record.
[Scan Reverse Rec]: Inverts the recorded image horizontally, vertically or horizontally and vertically.
[Memory Info]: Displays a screen where you can verify how much of the built-in memory or the memory
card is currently in use (l total recording time and k total number of photos) and how much space
remains available for recording.
• Estimated figures about available movie recording time and available number of photos are
approximate and based on the recording mode and photo quality/size settings currently in use.
• In the information screen of a memory card you can also check its Speed Class.
• The [Total space] shown for the built-in memory indicates actually usable space. It may be slightly
smaller than the nominal built-in memory capacity listed in the specifications.
[x.v.Color]: Uses a color space with an extended gamut to achieve deeper colors, closer to real life.
• Use this function to record video only when you intend to play back your recordings on an HDTV
compatible with x.v.Color, connected to the camcorder using the supplied HDMI cable. If recordings
made with x.v.Color are played back on a non-compatible TV, colors may not be reproduced
correctly.
[Photo Numbering]: Select the photo numbering method to be used on a new memory card. Photos
are automatically assigned consecutive numbers from 0101 to 9900, and stored in folders containing
up to 100 photos. Folders are numbered from 101 to 998.
[a Reset]: Photo numbers will restart from 101-0101 every time you insert a new memory card.
[b Continuous]: Photo numbers will continue from the number following that of the last photo
recorded with the camcorder.
• If the memory card you insert already contains a photo with a larger number, a new photo will be
assigned a number one higher than that of the last photo on the memory card.
• We recommend using the [b Continuous] setting.
• The photo number indicates the name and location of the file on the memory card. For example, the
file name of a photo numbered 101-0107 is “IMG_0107.JPG”, stored under the folder
“DCIM\101CANON”.
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6 System Setup
y
CINEMA
1
2
0
[Output Onscreen
Displays]
[A On], [B Off]
z
z
z
z
–
[Language a]
[
], [Dansk], [Deutsch], [
], [English],
[Español], [Français], [Italiano], [Magyar], [Melayu],
[Nederlands], [Norsk], [Polski], [Português], [
],
[Suomi], [Svenska], [Türkçe], [
], [
],
[
], [
], [
], [
], [
],
[
], [
]
z
z
z
z
29
[LCD Brightness]
k
z
z
z
z
–
[LCD Screen
Dimmer]
[A On], [B Off]
z
z
z
z
–
[LCD Mirror Image] [A On], [B Off]
z
z
–
–
–
[AV/Headphones]
[H AV], [J Headphones]
z
z
z
z
70
[Volume]
[Speaker]:
–
–
z
z
87
z
z
z
z
70
Menu item
144
Setting options
l
h, r
q
[Headphones]:
d, e
c
[Notification
Sounds]
[N High Volume], [M Low Volume], [B Off]
z
z
z
z
–
[Wireless Remote
Control]
[A On], [B Off L]
z
z
z
z
–
[POWERED IS
Button]
[x Press and Hold], [y Toggle On/Off]
z
z
–
–
53
[Custom Key/Dial]
[o Tv/Av], [
Manual Exposure], [P AGC Limit],
[e Exposure], [B Off]
z
z
–
–
82
[Assign Button 1]
[ BLC Always On], [ Face Only AF],
[
Story Creator], [Z Video Snapshot],
AF/MF], [B Off]
[m WB Priority], [
z
z
–
–
83
[Assign Button 2]
[ BLC Always On], [ Face Only AF],
[
Story Creator], [Z Video Snapshot],
[m WB Priority], [Z Powered IS], [B Off]
z
z
–
–
83
[Set WB Priority]
[Y Automatic], [a Daylight], [b Shade],
[c Cloudy], [e Fluorescent], [f Fluorescent H],
[d Tungsten], [
Color Temperature],
[ Set 1], [ Set 2]
z
z
–
–
–
[Focus Ring
Direction]
[
z
z
–
–
–
[Focus Ring
Response]
[J Fast], [K Normal], [L Slow]
z
z
–
–
–
[Focus Preset
Speed]
[J Fast], [K Normal], [L Slow]
z
z
–
–
–
[Autostart
Decoration]
[A On], [B Off]
z
z
–
–
–
Normal], [
Reverse]
Appendix: Menu Options Lists
Menu item
Setting options
[Power Saving
Mode]
[Auto Power Off]: [B Off], [A On]
[Initialize f/g]
[f Built-in Mem.], [4 Mem. Card A],
[7 Mem. Card B]
y
CINEMA
1
2
0
z
z
z
z
–
z
z
z
z
35
[Quick Start (Standby)]: [Off], [10 min], [20 min],
[30 min]
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[Complete Initialization]: Toggle on or off
[Time Zone/DST]
[S] (home time zone) or [V] (travel time zone):
[Paris], list of world time zones
[U] (DST adjustment): Toggle on or off
z
z
z
z
30
[Date/Time]
[Date/Time]: –
[Date Format]: [Y.M.D], [M.D,Y], [D.M.Y]
(Y- year, M- month, D- day)
[24H]: Toggle on (24-hour clock) or off (12-hour clock)
z
z
z
z
29
z
z
z
z
–
[Control for HDMI]1 [A On], [B Off]
z
z
z
z
–
[HDMI 1080p
Output]1
z
z
z
z
–
–
[Battery Info]
–
[A On], [B Off]
z
z
z
z
[Distance Units]
[m meters], [n feet]
z
z
–
–
–
[Backup Menu
Settings 7]
[Save], [Load]
z
z
–
–
84
[Demo Mode]
[A On], [B Off]
z
z
–
–
–
–
–
–
z
–
z
z
z
z
135
[HDMI Status]
[Firmware]
[Eye-Fi
Communication]2
1
2
–
–
[O Automatic], [B Off]
Option not available when the camcorder is connected to an HDTV using the supplied HDMI cable.
Option available only after having inserted an Eye-Fi card into memory card slot Y.
[Output Onscreen Displays]: When set to [A On], the camcorder’s onscreen displays will appear also
on the screen of a TV or monitor connected to the camcorder.
[LCD Brightness]: Adjusts the brightness of the LCD screen.
• Changing the brightness of the LCD screen does not affect the brightness of your recordings or the
brightness of the playback image on a TV.
[LCD Screen Dimmer]: When set to [A On], the LCD screen is dimmed. Doing so is ideal when using
the camcorder in locations where the LCD’s illumination could become a nuisance to others. Hold
h pressed down for about 2 seconds to restore the LCD screen to its previous brightness setting.
• Dimming the LCD screen does not affect the brightness of your recordings or the brightness of the
playback image on a TV.
• When the screen dimmer is set to [B Off], the LCD screen will return to the brightness level that
was in use before the screen was dimmed.
Appendix: Menu Options Lists
[LCD Mirror Image]: When set to [A On], you can rotate the LCD panel 180 degrees to let the subject
check the image while you record. While the LCD panel is rotated toward the subject you will not be
able to decorate the scene.
[Notification Sounds]: A beep will accompany some operations like turning on the camcorder, the selftimer countdown, etc.
• While pre-recording (0 79) is activated, the camcorder will not emit any notification sounds.
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[Wireless Remote Control]: Allows the camcorder to be operated with the wireless controller.
[POWERED IS Button]: Determines the operation mode of the POWERED IS button.
[x Press and Hold]: Powered IS will be activated while you hold the button pressed down.
[y Toggle On/Off]: Each press of the button will turn the Powered IS function on and off.
[Set WB Priority]: You can press an assignable button set to [m WB Priority] to switch between the
current white balance and the white balance setting selected for [Set WB Priority].
[Focus Ring Direction]: Changes the direction the focus ring needs to be turned.
[Focus Ring Response]: Selects the sensitivity of the response when operating the focus ring.
[Focus Preset Speed]: Determines the speed at which the focus changes to the preset position.
[Autostart Decoration]: When set to [A On], the decoration screen will open automatically when you
stow the LCD panel with the LCD screen facing out.
[Power Saving Mode]: Controls the camcorder’s automatic power off settings.
[Auto Power Off]: In order to save power when the camcorder is powered by a battery pack, it will
automatically shut off if left without any operation for 5 minutes.
• Approximately 30 seconds before the camcorder shuts off, [Auto Power Off] will appear.
• In standby mode, the camcorder will shut off after the time selected for the [Quick Start (Standby)]
setting.
[Quick Start (Standby)]: Select whether to activate the Quick Start function (0 42) when you close the
LCD panel in a recording mode and the length of time after which the camcorder will end the standby
mode and shut off automatically.
• You can set Quick Start to [Off], for example, if the camcorder is set on a fixed position and you
want to keep recording video with the LCD panel closed in order to conserve the battery’s power.
[Battery Info]: Displays a screen where you can verify the battery charge (as a percentage) and the
remaining recording time (
,
mode) or playback time (
,
mode).
[Control for HDMI]: Activates the HDMI-CEC (Consumer Electronics Control) function. When you
connect the camcorder to an HDTV compatible with HDMI-CEC using the supplied HDMI cable, you
can control the camcorder’s playback using the remote control of the TV.
• If set to [A On], when the camcorder is connected to a compatible HDTV using the supplied
HDMI cable, the video input on the TV will automatically be set to the camcorder’s video input.
Then, you can use the up/down/left/right buttons and the OK or SET button on the TV’s remote
control to play back your recordings.
• Depending on the TV set, additional settings may be required on the TV itself to activate the HDMICEC function. Refer to the TV’s instruction manual.
• Correct operation of the HDMI-CEC function cannot be guaranteed even when connecting the
camcorder to compatible TV sets. If you cannot use the remote control of the TV, set [Control for
HDMI] to [B Off] and operate the camcorder directly or use the camcorder’s wireless controller.
Appendix: Menu Options Lists
• The remote control of the TV can only be used to play back movies or photos (
or
mode
only). If the camcorder is connected to the TV while it is set to a recording mode, depending on the
TV used, turning off the TV will automatically turn off the camcorder even if it is recording at the time.
• We recommend not connecting more than 3 HDMI-CEC compatible devices at a time.
[HDMI 1080p Output]: If set to [A On], when the camcorder is connected using the supplied HDMI
cable to an HDTV that supports the 1080p standard, your video recordings (made in 1080i) will be
converted and output as 1080p.
[HDMI Status]: Displays a screen where you can verify the standard of the output signal from the HDMI
OUT terminal.
[Distance Units]: Selects the units to use for the focusing distance display during manual focus.
[Demo Mode]: The demonstration mode displays the camcorder’s main features. It starts automatically
when the camcorder is powered with the compact power adapter if you leave it turned on without a
memory card for more than 5 minutes.
• To cancel the demo mode once it has started, press any button or turn off the camcorder.
[Firmware]: You can verify the current version of the camcorder’s firmware. This menu option is usually
unavailable.
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Appendix: Onscreen Icons and Displays
Appendix: Onscreen Icons and Displays
Recording Movies (using Story Creator)
6
148
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
1
2
3
9
10
11
4
12
5
13
14
Control button [FUNC.]: Open the
FUNC. panel (0 27)
Smart AUTO (0 38)
Face detection frame (0 47)
Touch & Track frame (0 48)
Control button [PHOTO]: Take a photo
(0 37, 96)
Control button [ ]: Return to the list of
story scenes (0 98)
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
Memory operation (0 151)
Image stabilizer (0 53)
Remaining battery time (0 151)
Zoom (0 51)
Recording mode (0 43)
Current story scene (category) (0 98)
Recommended scene length (0 98)
Decoration (0 102)
Appendix: Onscreen Icons and Displays
,
Recording Movies
y Manual mode
CINEMA mode
48 49
22 23 24 7 25 8 2627
1
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
9
28
11
29
30
31
32
33
5
50
1
44
45
17
18
46
47
34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43
15 Recording program (0 55, 62)
16 Exposure compensation (0 58)
17 AGC limit (0 54); Gain (during the
[y Manual Exposure] recording
program) (0 57)
18
Instant AF/
Medium AF/
N Normal AF (0 139), MF Manual
focus (0 45)
19 Face detection (0 47)
20 White balance (0 60)
21 Audio level indicator (0 66)
22 x.v.Color (0 143)
23 While recording/during playback:
Scene counter (hours : minutes : seconds)
24 Double slot recording (0 34)
25 Remote sensor off (0 146)
26 Digital tele-converter (0 52)
27 Frame rate (0 44)
28 Remaining recording time
4/7 On the memory card
f In the built-in memory
3/5 Relay recording (0 33)
29 Image effects (0 64)
30 Backlight correction (0 59)
31 Microphone attenuator (0 141)
32 External audio input from the MIC
terminal (0 69)
33 Headphone output (0 70)
34 Peaking (0 46)
35 Zebra pattern (0 58)
36 Level marker (0 141)
37 Conversion lens (Tele-converter shown)
(0 141)
38 Fader (0 81)
39 Wind screen off (0 141)
40 Built-in microphone directionality
(0 67),
Directionality of the
optional SM-V1 Surround Microphone
(0 72)
41 Mini advanced shoe (0 71)
42 Audio equalizer (0 68)
43 Control button: Last function used
([ZOOM] in this case)
44 Aperture value (0 55, 57)
45 Shutter speed (0 55, 57)
46 ND filter (0 140)
47 Control button [FILTER 1]: Cinema-look
filters (0 100)
48
mode (0 100)
49 Self timer (0 65)
50 Pre-recording (0 79)
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Appendix: Onscreen Icons and Displays
Playing Movies (during playback)
11 7 52 53
9
23
54
150
51
55
56
14
55 Data code (0 80, 142)
56 Volume and background music balance
controls (0 87, 111)
51 Playback control buttons (0 86)
52 External audio input (0 111)
53 Eye-Fi wireless communication
(0 135)
54 Scene number
Viewing Photos
57
58
9
59
60
61
55
62
63
57 Control button [MENU]: Open the setup
menus (0 139)
58 Control button [Edit]: Open the Edit
panel (0 139)
59 Current photo / Total number of photos
60 Photo number (0 143)
61 Control button [g]: Photo jump
(0 121)
62 Control button [A]: Slideshow
(0 123)
63 Control button [Q]: Return to the
[Photos] index screen (0 120)
NOTES
• You can press the DISP. button to turn off most icons and displays.
Appendix: Onscreen Icons and Displays
7 Memory operation
N Record, M Record pause, A Playback, C Playback pause, I Fast playback,
J Fast reverse playback, G Slow playback, H Slow reverse playback,
E Frame advance, F Frame reverse.
9 Remaining battery time
• The icon shows a rough estimate of the remaining
100%
75%
50%
25%
0%
charge as a percentage of the full charge of the battery
pack. The remaining recording/playback time of the
battery pack is displayed, in minutes, next to the icon.
• When
is displayed 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.
• When the camcorder is off, press R to display the charge status of a battery pack.
The Intelligent System will display the charge status (as a percentage) and the remaining
recording time (in minutes) for 5 seconds. If the battery pack is exhausted, the battery
information may not be displayed.
28 Remaining recording time
When there is no more free space on the memory, [f End] (built-in memory), [4 End] (memory
card X) or [7 End] (memory card Y) will be displayed in red and the recording will stop.
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Troubleshooting
Troubleshooting
If you have a problem with your camcorder, refer to this section. Sometimes what you think is a
malfunction of the camcorder may have the simplest of solutions - please read the “CHECK THIS
FIRST” box before going on to the more detailed problems and solutions. Consult your dealer or a
Canon Service Center if the problem persists.
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CHECK THIS FIRST
Power supply
• Is the battery charged? Is the compact power adapter correctly connected to the camcorder?
(0 19)
Recording
• Did you turn the camcorder on and correctly set it to a recording mode? (0 36) If you are
recording on a memory card, is one correctly inserted into the camcoder? (0 32)
Playback
• Did you turn the camcorder on and correctly set it to playback mode? (0 85, 120) If you are
playing back recordings from a memory card, is one correctly inserted into the camcorder?
(0 32) Does it contain any recordings?
Other
• Does the camcorder make a rattling sound? The internal lens fixture can move when the
camcorder is turned off or in a playback mode. This is not a malfunction.
Power source
The camcorder will not turn on or it turns off by itself.
- The battery pack is exhausted. Replace or charge the battery pack.
- Remove the battery pack and reattach it correctly.
Cannot charge the battery pack.
- Make sure the camcorder is off so charging can start.
- The temperature of the battery pack is outside its operating range (approximately 0 – 40 °C).
Remove the battery pack, warm it or let it cool down, as necessary, and try charging it again.
- Charge the battery pack in temperatures between approximately 0 °C and 40 °C.
- The battery pack is faulty. Replace the battery pack.
- The camcorder cannot communicate with the battery pack attached. Battery packs not
recommended by Canon for use with this camcorder cannot be charged using this camcorder.
- If you are using a battery pack recommended by Canon for use with this camcorder, there may
be a problem with the camcorder or battery pack. Consult a Canon Service Center.
A noise can be heard from the compact power adapter.
- A faint sound can be heard while the compact power adapter is connected to a power outlet.
This is not a malfunction.
The battery pack is exhausted extremely quickly even at normal temperatures.
- The battery may have reached the end of its battery life. Buy a new battery pack.
Troubleshooting
Recording
Pressing g will not start recording.
- You cannot record while the camcorder is writing previous recordings onto the memory (while
the ACCESS indicator is on or flashing). Wait until the camcorder has finished.
- The memory is full or it already contains the maximum number of scenes (3,999 scenes). Delete
some recordings (0 90, 122) or initialize the memory (0 35) to free some space.
The point where g was pressed does not match the beginning/end of the recording.
- There is a slight interval between pressing g and the actual start/end of recording.
This is not a malfunction.
The camcorder will not focus.
- Autofocus does not work on the subject. Focus manually (0 45).
- The lens or Instant AF sensor is dirty. Clean the lens or sensor with a soft lens-cleaning cloth
(0 166). Never use tissue paper to clean the lens.
When a subject flits across in front of the lens, the image appears slightly bent.
- This is a phenomenon typical of CMOS image sensors. When a subject crosses very quickly in
front of the camcorder, the image may seem slightly warped. This is not a malfunction.
Changing the operating mode between recording (N)/record pause (M)/playback (A) takes
longer than usual.
- When the memory contains a large number of scenes, some operations may take longer than
usual. Save your recordings (0 127) and initialize the memory (0 35).
Movies or photos cannot be recorded properly.
- This may occur as movies and photos are recorded/deleted over time. Save your recordings
(0 127) and initialize the memory (0 35).
Cannot record a photo while recording movies.
- You cannot take photos in
mode, while the digital zoom is activated (0 140), while
fading in or fading out a scene (0 81) or while the digital tele-converter is activated (0 52).
After using the camcorder for a long time, it becomes hot.
- The camcorder may become hot after using it continuously for long periods of time; this is not
a malfunction. If the camcorder becomes unusually hot or it becomes hot after using it only for
a short while, it may indicate a problem with the camcorder. Consult a Canon Service Center.
Cannot create a new story.
- A memory can contain a maximum of 98 user-created stories. Delete some stories from the
gallery (0 92) or select a different memory (0 33).
Playback
Cannot copy/move scenes in a story.
- The memory is full. Delete some recordings (0 90, 122) to free some space.
Cannot delete a scene.
- You may not be able to delete scenes recorded or edited using another device.
Deleting scenes takes longer than usual.
- When the memory contains a large number of scenes, some operations may take longer than
usual. Save your recordings (0 127) and initialize the memory (0 35).
Cannot capture a video snapshot scene from a movie.
- You cannot capture video snapshot scenes from scenes recorded or edited using another
device.
- The memory is full. Delete some recordings (0 90, 122) to free some space.
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When playing back scenes/slideshow with background music, the music track is not played
back correctly.
- This can occur when you transfer the music files to a memory card after repeatedly recording
and deleting scenes (fragmented memory). Save your recordings (0 127) and initialize the
memory card (0 35). Then, transfer the music files first and only then transfer the video files.
- Music tracks will not play back correctly if the connection was interrupted while transferring the
music files to a memory card. Delete the music tracks and transfer the music files again.
- The transfer rate of the memory card used is too slow. Use a recommended memory card
(0 31).
When playing scenes/a slideshow linked to external audio, the video playback is not correctly
linked to the external player.
- The volume of external player may be too low. Try increasing the volume of the external player.
Cannot divide scenes
- You cannot divide scenes recorded or edited using another device.
- The memory is full. Delete some recordings (0 90, 122) to free some space.
Cannot copy scenes/photos
- You may not be able to copy scenes/photos recorded or edited using another device.
Cannot mark individual scenes/photos in the index screen with a checkmark O
- You cannot select more than 100 scenes/photos individually. Select the [All Scenes] or [All
Photos] option instead of [Select].
Indicators and Onscreen Displays
lights up in red.
- Battery pack is exhausted. Replace or charge the battery pack.
appears on the screen.
- The camcorder cannot communicate with the battery pack attached so the remaining battery
time cannot be displayed.
4/7 lights up in red.
- A memory card error occurred. Turn off the camcorder. Remove and reinsert the memory card.
Initialize the memory card if the display does not change back to normal.
- The memory card is full. Replace the memory card or delete some recordings (0 90, 122) to
free some space on the memory card.
Even after stopping recording, the ACCESS indicator does not go off.
- The scene is being recorded in the memory. This is not a malfunction.
The red ON/OFF (CHG) indicator flashes rapidly (
one flash at 0.5-second intervals).
- Charging has stopped because the compact power adapter or the battery pack is faulty.
Consult a Canon Service Center.
The red ON/OFF (CHG) indicator flashes very slowly (
one flash at 2-second
intervals).
- The temperature of the battery pack is outside its operating range (approximately 0 – 40 °C).
Remove the battery pack, warm it or let it cool down, as necessary, and try charging it again.
- Charge the battery pack in temperatures between approximately 0 °C and 40 °C.
- The battery pack is damaged. Use a different battery pack.
Troubleshooting
o appears on the screen
- The LOCK switch on the Eye-Fi card is set to prevent accidental erasure. Change the position
of the LOCK switch.
- An error occurred when trying to access control data on the Eye-Fi card. Turn the camcorder
off then on again. If the icon appears often, there might be a problem with the Eye-Fi card.
Contact the card manufacturer’s customer care.
Picture and Sound
The screen appears too dark.
- The LCD screen was dimmed. Hold h pressed down for 2 seconds to restore the LCD
screen to its previous brightness setting.
Screen displays turn on and off repeatedly.
- The battery pack is exhausted. Replace or charge the battery pack.
- Remove the battery pack and reattach it correctly.
Abnormal characters appear on the screen and the camcorder does not operate properly.
- Disconnect the power source and reconnect it after a short time. If the problem still persists,
remove the battery pack and disconnect all other power sources from the camcorder. Then,
press the RESET button with a pointed object to reset all the camcorder’s settings to default
values.
Video noise appears on screen.
- Keep a distance between the camcorder and devices that emit strong electromagnetic fields
(plasma TVs, cellular phones, etc.).
Horizontal bands appear on the screen.
- This is a phenomenon typical of CMOS image sensors when recording under some types of
fluorescent, mercury or sodium lamps. To reduce the symptoms, set the recording program to
[Programmed AE] or [Shutter-Pri. AE] (0 55). This is not a malfunction.
No picture appears on the viewfinder.
- Pull out the viewfinder to activate it.
- No picture will be output to the viewfinder if a cable is connected to the HDMI OUT,
COMPONENT OUT or AV OUT/X terminal in playback mode. Remove the cable.
Viewfinder picture is blurred.
- Adjust the viewfinder with the dioptric adjustment lever (0 21).
Audio cannot be recorded.
- When using a microphone connected to the MIC terminal, make sure the microphone is turned
on. Also, make sure its battery is not exhausted.
- The audio recording level is not set correctly (0 66).
Sound is distorted or is recorded at lower levels.
- When recording near loud sounds (such as fireworks, shows or concerts), sound may become
distorted or it may not be recorded at the actual levels. Adjust the audio recording level
manually (0 66).
There are brief stops in the sound recorded with the optional WM-V1 Wireless Microphone.
- This may occur if the LOCK switch on the Eye-Fi card was set to prevent writing, causing
wireless communication to occur while recording. Change the position of the LOCK switch.
The picture is displayed correctly but there is no sound from the built-in speaker.
- Speaker volume is turned off. Adjust the volume.
- If the STV-250N Stereo Video Cable is connected to the camcorder, disconnect it.
- The AV terminal is set to headphone output. Set 8
[AV/Headphones] to [AV].
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Memory Card and Accessories
Cannot insert the memory card.
- The memory card was not facing the correct direction. Turn the memory card over and insert it.
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Cannot record on the memory card.
- The memory card is full. Delete some recordings (0 90, 122) to free some space or replace
the memory card.
- Initialize the memory card (0 35) when you use it with the camcorder for the first time.
- The LOCK switch on the memory card is set to prevent accidental erasure. Change the position
of the LOCK switch.
- A compatible memory card must be used to be able to record movies on a memory card
(0 31).
- The folder and file numbers have reached their maximum value. Set 8
[Photo
Numbering] to [Reset] and insert a new memory card.
The wireless controller will not work.
- Set 6
[Wireless Remote Control] to [On].
- Replace the battery of the wireless controller.
Cannot upload files wirelessly using an Eye-Fi card.
- You may have inserted the Eye-Fi card into memory card slot X. Insert it into memory card slot
Y.
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[Eye-Fi Communication] is set to [Off] (i appears onscreen). Set it to [Automatic].
- Wireless communication is not available in recording mode or while the optional WM-V1
Wireless Microphone is attached to the camcorder. Set the camcorder to playback mode or
remove the WM-V1.
- Opening the LCD panel may help when the wireless connection is not strong enough.
- During wireless transfer, wireless communication may stop when the wireless signal conditions
worsen (h appears onscreen). Perform wireless transfer in a place with good signal
conditions.
- Contact the card manufacturer’s customer care.
The wireless communication status icon does not appear
- You may have inserted the Eye-Fi card into memory card slot X. Insert it into memory card slot
Y.
Connections with External Devices
Video noise appears on the TV screen.
- When using the camcorder in a room where a TV is located, keep a distance between the
compact power adapter and the power or antenna cables of the TV.
Playback looks fine on the camcorder but there is no image on the TV screen.
- The video input on the TV is not set to the video terminal to which you connected the
camcorder. Select the correct video input.
- There will be no video output from the AV OUT terminal while an optional CTC-100 Component
Cable is connected to the camcorder’s COMPONENT OUT terminal. Disconnect the CTC-100
Component Cable in advance to use the AV OUT terminal.
There is no sound from the TV.
- When connecting the camcorder to an HDTV using an optional CTC-100 Component Cable,
make sure to connect also the audio connections using the white and red plugs of the
STV-250N Stereo Video Cable.
Troubleshooting
The camcorder is connected using the supplied HDMI cable, but there is no picture or sound
from the HDTV.
- Disconnect the HDMI cable and then restore the connection or turn the camcorder off and then
on again.
The camcorder is connected using the supplied HDMI cable, but HDMI-CEC does not work
(cannot play back using the TV’s remote control).
- Disconnect the HDMI cable and turn off the camcorder and the TV. After a short while turn
them on again and restore the connection.
- 68 [Control for HDMI] is set to [Off]. Set it to [On].
- HDMI-CEC is not activated on the connected TV. Activate this function on the TV.
- Even with TV sets compatible with HDMI-CEC the range of functions available differs
depending on the type of TV. Refer to the instruction manual of the connected TV.
The computer does not recognize the camcorder even though the camcorder is connected
correctly.
- Disconnect the USB cable and turn off the camcorder. After a short while, turn it on again and
restore the connection.
- Connect the camcorder to a different USB port on the computer.
Cannot save photos on my computer
- When the memory contains too many photos (Windows – 2,500 photos or more, Macintosh –
1,000 photos or more), you may not be able to transfer photos to a computer. Try using a card
reader to transfer the photos on the memory card. To transfer the photos in the built-in
memory, copy them to the memory card in advance (0 124).
List of Messages
(in alphabetical order)
Accessing the memory card. Do not remove the memory card.
- You opened the double memory card slot cover while the camcorder was accessing the
memory card or the camcorder started accessing the memory card as you opened the double
memory card slot cover. Do not remove the memory card until this message disappears.
Back up recordings regularly
- This message may appear when you turn on the camcorder. In the event of a malfunction,
recordings may be lost so back up your recordings regularly.
Buffer overflow. Recording was stopped.
- The data transfer rate was too high for the memory card in use and the recording was stopped.
Replace the memory card with one rated SD Speed Class 2, 4, 6 or 10.
- After repeatedly recording, deleting and editing scenes (fragmented memory), it will take longer
to write data on the memory and recording may stop. Save your recordings (0 127) and
initialize the memory (0 35).
Built-in memory error
- The built-in memory could not be read. Contact a Canon Service Center.
Built-in memory is full
- The built-in memory is full (“f End” appears on the screen). Delete some recordings (0 90,
122) to free some space. Alternatively, save your recordings (0 127) and initialize the built-in
memory (0 35).
Cannot access the built-in memory
- There is a problem with the built-in memory. Contact a Canon Service Center.
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Troubleshooting
Cannot communicate with the battery pack. Continue using this battery pack?
- You attached a battery pack that is not recommended by Canon for use with this camcorder.
- If you are using a battery pack recommended by Canon for use with this camcorder, there may
be a problem with the camcorder or battery pack. Consult a Canon Service Center.
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Cannot convert
- Cannot access the memory card. Check the memory card and make sure it is inserted
correctly.
- You inserted a MultiMedia Card (MMC) into the camcorder. Use a recommended memory card
(0 31).
- There was an error creating the file name. Set 8
[Photo Numbering] to [Reset] and
initialize the memory card (0 35) or delete all the photos (0 122) and converted SD movies
(0 90).
Cannot copy
- The total size of the scenes you selected to copy exceeds the available space on the memory
card. Delete some recordings on the memory card (0 90, 122) or reduce the number of
scenes to copy.
- The memory card already contains the maximum number of scenes (3,999 scenes). Delete
some scenes (0 90) to free some space.
- The gallery already contains the maximum number of stories (98 stories in any one given
memory). Delete some stories (0 92) to free some space.
Cannot divide the scene. Initialize only using the camcorder.
- The scene could not be divided because the camcorder’s internal scene management data log
is full. Save your recordings (0 127) and initialize the memory (0 35). Transfer back the
backup files and try dividing the scene again.
- Use the supplied software VideoBrowser to save the scene and divide it on the computer.
Cannot enter standby mode now
- The camcorder cannot enter standby mode if the remaining battery charge is too low. Charge
or replace the battery pack (0 19).
Cannot load canvas
- The canvas file that was saved on the memory is corrupted.
- Canvas data cannot be read from canvas files created using other devices.
Cannot play back
- You cannot play back scenes that were recorded or edited using another device and then
written back to the built-in memory.
- If a memory card was recorded on with another device and then the LOCK switch was set to
prevent writing, gallery information cannot be accessed correctly so playback is not possible
from the gallery screen. Play back scenes from the date index screen or change the position of
the LOCK switch on the memory card.
- There is a problem with the memory. If this message appears often without apparent reason,
contact a Canon Service Center.
Cannot play back Cannot access the built-in memory
- There is a problem with the built-in memory. Save your recordings (0 127) and initialize the
built-in memory using the [Complete Initialization] option (0 35). If the problem persists,
contact a Canon Service Center.
Cannot play back Check the memory card
- There is a problem with the memory card. Save your recordings (0 127) and initialize the
memory card using the [Complete Initialization] option (0 35). If the problem persists, use a
different memory card.
Troubleshooting
Cannot play the movies in the built-in memory Initialize only using the camcorder
- The camcorder's built-in memory was initialized using a computer. Initialize the built-in memory
with this camcorder (0 35).
Cannot play the movies on this memory card Initialize only using the camcorder
- The memory card in the camcorder was initialized using a computer. Initialize the memory card
with this camcorder (0 35).
Cannot play the movies on this memory card
- Movies cannot be played back from a 64 MB or smaller memory card. Use a recommended
memory card (0 31).
Cannot record
- You cannot capture video snapshot scenes from scenes recorded or edited using another
device.
- There is a problem with the memory. If this message appears often without apparent reason,
contact a Canon Service Center.
Cannot record Cannot access the built-in memory
- There is a problem with the built-in memory. Save your recordings (0 127) and initialize the
built-in memory using the [Complete Initialization] option (0 35). If the problem persists,
contact a Canon Service Center.
Cannot record Check the memory card
- There is a problem with the memory card. Save your recordings (0 127) and initialize the
memory card using the [Complete Initialization] option (0 35). If the problem persists, use a
different memory card.
Cannot record movies in the built-in memory Initialize only using the camcorder
- The camcorder's built-in memory was initialized using a computer. Initialize the built-in memory
with this camcorder (0 35).
Cannot record movies on this memory card Initialize only using the camcorder
- The memory card in the camcorder was initialized using a computer. Initialize the memory card
with this camcorder (0 35).
Cannot record movies on this memory card
- Movies cannot be recorded on a 64 MB or smaller memory card. Use a recommended memory
card (0 31).
Cannot save the canvas
- Cannot save your [Pens and Stamps] drawings on the memory. Save your recordings (0 127)
and initialize the memory (0 35).
Change the battery pack
- Battery pack is exhausted. Replace or charge the battery pack.
Check the memory card
- Cannot access the memory card. Check the memory card and make sure it is inserted
correctly.
- A memory card error occurred. The camcorder cannot record or display the image. Try
removing and reinserting the memory card, or use a different memory card.
- You inserted a MultiMedia Card (MMC) into the camcorder. Use a recommended memory card
(0 31).
- If after the message disappears, 4/7 appears in red, perform the following: Turn off the
camcorder and remove and reinsert the memory card. If 4/7 turns back to green you can
resume recording/playback. If the problem persists, save your recordings (0 127) and
initialize the memory card (0 35).
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Troubleshooting
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Do not disconnect the power source. Cannot write data with this connection. To write data to
the camcorder, connect the compact power adapter then reconnect the camcorder and
computer. Do not disconnect the USB cable unless you first use the computer to safely end
the connection.
- The camcorder cannot be operated while it is not being powered by the compact power
adapter and is connected to a computer with the supplied USB cable. In addition, scenes
cannot be written back and music files cannot be transferred to the camcorder. To avoid
corrupting the data in the camcorder’s memory, use the computer’s Safely Remove Hardware
function to end the connection and disconnect the USB cable before using the camcorder.
- To be able to write back scenes and to transfer music files to the camcorder, use the
computer’s Safely Remove Hardware function to end the connection, disconnect the USB
cable, power the camcorder using the compact power adapter and only then connect it to the
computer again.
Do not disconnect the power source. Do not disconnect the USB cable unless you first use
the computer to safely end the connection.
- When the camcorder is in
mode and is connected to the computer with the supplied USB
cable, the camcorder cannot be operated. Disconnecting the USB cable or power source while
this message appears may result in permanent loss of the recordings in the camcorder. Use the
computer's Safely Remove Hardware function to end the connection and disconnect the USB
cable before using the camcorder.
- To be able to write back scenes and to transfer music files to the camcorder, power the
camcorder using the compact power adapter and only then connect it to the computer using
the supplied USB cable.
Error writing on the memory card. Data may be recovered if the memory card has not been
removed. Attempt recovering the data?
- This message will appear the next time you turn on the camcorder if power supply was
accidentally interrupted while the camcorder was writing on the memory card. Select [Recover]
to try to recover the recordings. If you removed the memory card and used it with another
device after this happened, we recommend you select [Give Up].
File name error
- The folder and file numbers have reached their maximum value. Set 8
[Photo Numbering] to [Reset] and delete all the photos on the memory card (0 122) or
initialize it (0 35).
Initialize only using the camcorder
- There is a problem with the file system that prevents accessing the selected memory. Initialize
the memory with this camcorder (0 35).
LCD Screen has been dimmed
- Hold h pressed for 2 seconds to restore the LCD screen to its previous brightness setting.
May not be possible to record movies on this memory card
- You may not be able to record movies on a memory card without a Speed Class rating.
Replace the memory card with one rated SD Speed Class 2, 4, 6 or 10.
Mem. Card Number of scenes already at maximum
- The memory card already contains the maximum number of scenes (3,999 scenes); no further
scenes can be copied onto the memory card. Delete some scenes (0 90) to free some space.
Mem. Card Unable to recognize the data
- The memory card contains scenes recorded using a video configuration that is not supported
(NTSC). Play back the recordings in the memory card with the device originally used to record
them.
Memory card cover is open
- After inserting a memory card, close the double memory card slot cover.
Troubleshooting
Memory card is full
- The memory card is full. Delete some recordings (0 90, 122) to free some space or replace
the memory card.
Memory card is write-protected
- The LOCK switch on the memory card is set to prevent accidental erasure. Change the position
of the LOCK switch.
Need to recover files from the memory card. Change the position of the LOCK switch on the
memory card.
- This message will appear the next time you turn on the camcorder if power supply was
accidentally interrupted while the camcorder was writing on the memory card and later the
position of the card's LOCK switch was changed to prevent erasure. Change the position of the
LOCK switch.
No memory card
- Insert a compatible memory card into the camcorder (0 32).
No photos
- There are no photos to play back.
No scenes
- There are no scenes in the memory selected.
Not enough available space
- Delete some recordings on the memory card (0 90, 122) or select the [3 Mbps] bit rate for the
conversion to SD.
Number of scenes already at maximum
- The maximum number of scenes (3,999 scenes) has been reached. Delete some scenes
(0 90) to free some space.
Number of stories already at maximum
- The gallery already contains the maximum number of stories (98 user-created stories in any
one given memory). Delete some stories (0 92) or change the recording memory for movies
(0 33).
Scene recorded using another device. Cannot divide the scene.
- Scenes that were not recorded with this camcorder cannot be divided with this camcorder.
Scene recorded using another device. Cannot play back the scene.
- Scenes that were not recorded with this camcorder cannot be played back.
Select the desired scene number
- A number of scenes have the same recording date but different file control information. This
can occur for example when you edit photos and write the files back to the camcorder. Select a
number to display the corresponding group of scenes.
Some scenes could not be converted
- Some scenes selected for conversion to SD were recorded using another device. These scenes
were not converted.
Some scenes could not be deleted
- Movies that were protected/edited with other devices cannot be deleted with this camcorder.
Some scenes were recorded using another device and cannot be copied.
- Scenes that were not recorded with this camcorder cannot be copied to memory card Y.
Task in progress. Do not disconnect the power source.
- The camcorder is updating the memory. Wait until the operation ends and do not disconnect
the compact power adapter or remove the battery pack.
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Troubleshooting
There are no scenes with the selected rating
- No scenes have been rated yet. Rate the scenes as you like (0 109).
- The criteria you used to select scenes by rating resulted in no applicable scenes. Change the
criteria used to select scenes by rating.
This memory card contains scenes. Delete all scenes to use relay recording.
- Save your movies (0 127) if necessary, and delete all the movies from the memory card
(0 90).
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This photo cannot be displayed
- You may not be able to display photos taken with other devices or image files created or edited
on a computer.
This scene was recorded using another device and cannot be copied.
- Scenes that were not recorded with this camcorder cannot be copied to memory card Y.
To record video on this memory card, it is recommended to use only the XP+/SP/LP recording
modes
- Movies may not be recorded correctly on this memory card if the recording mode is set to MXP
or FXP mode (0 43).
To use the wireless function, insert the Eye-Fi card into slot B.
- You may have inserted the Eye-Fi card into memory card slot X. Insert it into memory card slot
Y.
Too many photos. Disconnect the USB cable.
- Disconnect the USB cable. Try using a memory card reader or decrease the number of photos
on the memory card to fewer than 2,500 photos (Windows), or 1,000 photos (Mac OS).
- If a dialog box appeared on the computer screen, close it. Disconnect the USB cable, and
restore the connection after a short while.
Total play time is too long
- When converting scenes from a story, the maximum total playback time of the scenes to be
converted is 2 hours and 30 minutes. Reduce the number of scenes to be converted to SD.
Unable to recognize the data
- You transferred data to the camcorder recorded using a video configuration that is not
supported (NTSC). Play back the recordings with the device originally used to record them.
Unable to recover data
- Could not recover a corrupted file. Save your recordings (0 127) and initialize the memory
using the [Complete Initialization] option (0 35).
Unsupported gallery data detected. Cannot record or edit. Delete gallery data?
- The gallery data of the movies in the selected memory card is not supported. The movies can
be played back but you cannot edit them or record additional scenes to this gallery. Select
[Yes] to delete the unsupported gallery data. Note that after doing so, you will not be able to
play back the movies with the device originally used to record the unsupported gallery data.
Handling Precautions
Handling Precautions
Camcorder
Be sure to observe the following precautions to ensure maximum performance.
• Save your recordings periodically. Make sure to transfer your recordings to an external device
such as a computer or digital video recorder (0 124) and save them on a regular basis. This will
protect your important recordings in case of damage and create more free space on the memory.
Canon shall not be liable for any data loss.
• Do not carry the camcorder by the LCD panel. Be careful when closing the LCD panel. When using
a wrist strap, do not allow the camcorder to swing and hit an object.
• Handle the touch screen with care. Do not apply excessive force and, with the exception of the
supplied stylus pen, do not use ballpoint pens or other hard-tipped tools to operate the touch
screen. This may damage the touch screen’s surface or the pressure-sensitive layer beneath it.
• Do not attach protective film on the touch screen. The touch screen’s operation is based on
detecting applied pressure, so you may not be able to correctly operate the touch screen with an
additional protective layer.
• Do not leave the camcorder in places subject to high temperatures (like the inside of a car parked
under direct sunlight), or high humidity.
• Do not use the camcorder near strong electromagnetic fields such as above TVs, 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 careful of heat generated by lighting equipment.
• Do not disassemble the camcorder. If the camcorder does not function properly, consult qualified
service personnel.
• Handle the camcorder with care. Do not subject the camcorder to shocks or vibration as this may
cause damage.
• When recording movies, try to get a calm, stable picture. Excessive camcorder movement while
shooting and extensive use of fast zooms and panning can result in jittery scenes. In extreme cases,
the playback of such scenes may result in visually induced motion sickness. If you experience such
a reaction, stop the playback immediately and take a rest break as necessary.
• Do not insert the supplied stylus pen into the mouth. If swallowed, seek medical assistance
immediately.
• Handle the supplied stylus pen with extreme care and keep it out of the reach of children. If
mishandled, the stylus pen can present a risk of severe eye injury and even blindness.
Long-term 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.
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Handling Precautions
Battery Pack
DANGER!
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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. Do not leave it near a heater or
inside a car in hot weather.
• Do not try to disassemble or modify it.
• Do not drop it or subject it to shocks.
• Do not get it wet.
• Dirty terminals may cause a poor contact between the battery pack and the camcorder. Wipe the
terminals with a soft cloth.
Long-term storage
• Store battery packs in a dry place at temperatures no higher than 30 °C.
• To extend the battery life of the battery pack, discharge it completely before storing it.
• Charge and discharge all your battery packs fully at least once a year.
Remaining battery time
If the remaining battery time displayed is not correct, charge the battery pack fully. Still, the correct
time may not be displayed after a large number of repeated uses, if a fully charged battery pack is left
unused, or if a battery pack is used for long periods of time in high temperatures. Use the time shown
on the screen as an approximation.
Regarding the use of non-Canon battery packs
• For your safety, battery packs that are not genuine Canon battery packs will not be charged even if
you attach them to this camcorder or to the optional CG-800E Battery Charger.
• We recommend using genuine Canon battery packs bearing the
Intelligent System mark.
• If you attach to the camcorder battery packs that are not genuine Canon battery packs,
will
appear and the remaining battery time will not be displayed.
Memory Card
• We recommend backing up the recordings on the memory card onto your computer. Data may be
corrupted or lost due to memory card defects or exposure to static electricity. Canon shall not be
liable for lost or corrupted data.
• Do not touch or expose the terminals to dust or dirt.
• Do not use memory cards in places subject to strong magnetic fields.
• Do not leave memory cards in places subject to high humidity and high temperature.
• Do not disassemble, bend, drop, or subject memory cards to shocks and do not expose them to
water.
• Check the direction before inserting the memory card. Forcing a memory card into the slot if it is not
correctly oriented may damage the memory card or the camcorder.
• Do not attach any labels or stickers on the memory card.
Handling Precautions
• Secure Digital (SD) memory cards have a physical switch to
prevent writing on the card so as to avoid the accidental erasure of
the card’s content. To write-protect the memory card set the
switch to the LOCK position.
Built-in Rechargeable Lithium Battery
LOCK switch
The camcorder has a built-in rechargeable lithium battery to keep the date/time and other settings.
The built-in lithium battery is recharged while you use the camcorder; however, it will discharge
completely if you do not use the camcorder for about 3 months.
To recharge the built-in lithium battery: Connect the compact power adapter to the camcorder and
leave it connected for 24 hours with the camcorder off.
Lithium Button Battery
WARNING!
• The battery used in this device may present a fire or chemical burn hazard if mishandled.
• Do not disassemble, modify, immerse in water, heat above 100 °C or incinerate the battery.
• Replace with a CR2025 battery made by Panasonic, Hitachi Maxell, Sony, FDK, or with
Duracell2025. Use of other batteries may present a risk of fire or explosion.
• Do not insert the battery into the mouth. If swallowed, seek medical assistance immediately. The
battery case may break and the battery fluids may cause internal injuries.
• Keep the battery out of the reach of children.
• Do not recharge, short-circuit or insert the battery in the wrong direction.
• The used battery should be returned to the supplier for safe disposal.
• 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.
Disposal
When you delete movies or initialize the memory, only the file allocation table is altered and stored data
is not physically erased. When you dispose of the camcorder or memory card or give either to another
person, initialize it using the [Complete Initialization] option (0 35). Fill it up with unimportant
recordings, and then initialize it again using the same option. This makes recovering the original
recordings very difficult.
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Maintenance/Others
Maintenance/Others
Cleaning
Camcorder Body
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• Use a soft, dry cloth to clean the camcorder body. Never use chemically treated cloths or volatile
solvents such as paint thinner.
Lens, Viewfinder and Instant AF Sensor
• If the lens surface or Instant AF sensor is dirty, autofocus may not work properly.
• Remove any dust or dirt particles using a non-aerosol type blower brush.
• Use a clean, soft lens-cleaning cloth to gently wipe the lens or viewfinder. Never use tissue paper.
LCD Touch Screen
• Clean the LCD touch screen using a clean, soft lens-cleaning cloth.
• Condensation may form on the surface of the screen when the temperature changes suddenly.
Wipe it with a soft dry cloth.
Condensation
Moving the camcorder rapidly between hot and cold temperatures may cause condensation (water
droplets) to form on its internal surfaces. Stop using the camcorder if condensation is detected.
Continued use may damage the camcorder.
Condensation may form in the following cases:
• When the camcorder is moved quickly from cold to warm places
• When the camcorder is left in a humid room
• When a cold room is heated rapidly
To avoid condensation
• Do not expose the camcorder to sudden or extreme changes in temperature.
• Remove the memory card and battery pack. Then, place the camcorder in an airtight plastic bag
and let it adjust gradually to temperature changes before removing it from the bag.
When condensation is detected
The camcorder automatically shuts off.
The precise time required for water droplets to evaporate will vary depending on the location and
weather conditions. As a general rule, wait for 2 hours before resuming use of the camcorder.
Maintenance/Others
Using the Camcorder Abroad
Power Sources
You can use the compact power adapter to operate the camcorder and to charge battery packs in any
country with power supply between 100 and 240 V AC, 50/60 Hz. Consult a Canon Service Center for
information on plug adapters for overseas use.
Playback on a TV Screen
You can only play back your recordings on TVs compatible with the PAL system. PAL (or the
compatible SECAM system) is used in the following regions/countries:
Europe: All of Europe and Russia. Americas: Only in Argentina, Brazil, Uruguay and French territories
(French Guiana, Guadeloupe, Martinique, etc.). Asia: Most of Asia (except in Japan, the Philippines,
South Korea, Taiwan and Myanmar). Africa: All of Africa and African islands. Australia/Oceania:
Australia, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea; most Pacific islands (except for Micronesia, Samoa,
Tonga and US territories like Guam and American Samoa).
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Accessories
Accessories (Availability differs from area to area)
The following optional accessories are compatible with this camcorder. Select accessories are
described in more detail in the following pages.
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BP-808, BP-809(B),
BP-809(S), BP-819,
BP-827 Battery Pack
CG-800E
Battery Charger
TL-H58
Tele-converter
WD-H58W
Wide-converter
Protect Filter 58 mm,
ND4L Filter 58 mm,
ND8L Filter 58 mm
VL-5 Video Light
VFL-2 Video Flash
Light
WM-V1 Wireless
Microphone
SM-V1
Surround Microphone
DM-100 Directional
Stereo Microphone
ZR-1000 Zoom
Remote Controller
ZR-2000 Zoom
Remote Controller
CTC-100
Component Cable
SS-600/SS-650
Shoulder Strap
WS-20
Wrist Strap
SC-2000
Soft Carrying Case
NOTES
• Accessories that are compatible with the Advanced Accessory Shoe cannot be attached to this
camcorder. Look for the Mini ADVANCED SHOE logo to ensure compatibility with the mini
advanced shoe.
Accessories
Optional Accessories
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 one of the following
models: BP-808*, BP-809(B)*, BP-809(S)*, BP-819, or BP-827.
* Please note that the shape/color of this battery does not match the
external design of the camcorder.
When you use battery packs bearing the Intelligent System mark, the
camcorder will communicate with the battery and display the
remaining usage time (accurate to 1 minute). You can only use and charge these battery packs with
camcorders and chargers compatible with Intelligent System.
CG-800E Battery Charger
Use the battery charger to charge the battery packs.
Charging, Recording and Playback Times
The charging times given in the following table are approximate and vary according to charging
conditions and initial charge of the battery pack.
Battery pack→
Charging conditions↓
BP-808
BP-809
BP-819
BP-827
Using the camcorder
150 min.
260 min.
385 min.
Using the CG-800E Battery Charger
105 min.
190 min.
260 min.
Recording and playback times given in the following tables are approximate and vary according to
recording mode and charging, recording or playback conditions. The effective usage time of the
battery pack may decrease when recording in cold surroundings, when using the brighter screen
settings, etc.
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Accessories
Using the built-in memory
Battery pack
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BP-808
BP-809
BP-819
BP-827
Recording (maximum)
Recording (typical)*
LCD
Viewfinder
LCD
Viewfinder
LCD
MXP
110 min.
120 min.
65 min.
70 min.
150 min.
FXP
110 min.
120 min.
65 min.
70 min.
155 min.
XP+
115 min.
125 min.
65 min.
75 min.
155 min.
SP
115 min.
125 min.
70 min.
75 min.
155 min.
LP
115 min.
125 min.
70 min.
75 min.
155 min.
MXP
225 min.
240 min.
140 min.
150 min.
310 min.
FXP
230 min.
245 min.
145 min.
155 min.
315 min.
XP+
235 min.
255 min.
150 min.
160 min.
320 min.
SP
240 min.
255 min.
150 min.
160 min.
320 min.
Recording
mode
Playback
LP
240 min.
255 min.
150 min.
160 min.
320 min.
MXP
345 min.
370 min.
210 min.
225 min.
470 min.
FXP
345 min.
370 min.
215 min.
230 min.
475 min.
XP+
360 min.
385 min.
220 min.
235 min.
485 min.
SP
360 min.
390 min.
220 min.
235 min.
490 min.
LP
360 min.
390 min.
220 min.
235 min.
490 min.
Using a memory card
Battery pack
BP-808
BP-809
BP-819
BP-827
Recording (maximum)
Recording (typical)*
LCD
Viewfinder
LCD
MXP
110 min.
120 min.
65 min.
70 min.
150 min.
FXP
110 min.
120 min.
65 min.
70 min.
150 min.
XP+
115 min.
125 min.
70 min.
75 min.
155 min.
Recording
mode
Viewfinder
Playback
LCD
SP
115 min.
125 min.
70 min.
75 min.
155 min.
LP
115 min.
125 min.
70 min.
75 min.
155 min.
MXP
225 min.
245 min.
145 min.
155 min.
310 min.
FXP
230 min.
245 min.
145 min.
155 min.
310 min.
XP+
240 min.
255 min.
150 min.
160 min.
320 min.
SP
240 min.
260 min.
150 min.
165 min.
320 min.
LP
240 min.
260 min.
150 min.
165 min.
320 min.
MXP
345 min.
370 min.
210 min.
225 min.
465 min.
FXP
350 min.
375 min.
215 min.
230 min.
475 min.
XP+
360 min.
390 min.
220 min.
235 min.
485 min.
SP
365 min.
390 min.
220 min.
240 min.
485 min.
LP
365 min.
390 min.
220 min.
240 min.
485 min.
* Approximate times for recording with repeated operations such as start/stop, zooming, and power on/off.
Accessories
TL-H58 Tele-converter
This Tele-converter lens increases the focal length of the camcorder
lens by a factor of 1.5.
• The image stabilizer is not as effective when the Tele-converter is
attached.
• The minimum focusing distance at full telephoto with the Teleconverter is 1.3 m.
WD-H58W Wide-converter
This Wide-converter lens decreases the focal length by a factor of
0.7, giving you a wide perspective for indoor shots or panoramic
views.
Protect Filter 58 mm, ND4L Filter 58 mm,
ND8L Filter 58 mm
Neutral density and MC protector filters help you to control difficult
lighting conditions.
VL-5 Video Light
This video light enables you to record brightly in color even in dark
places. It attaches to the camcorder’s mini advanced shoe for
cable-free operation.
VFL-2 Video Flash Light
This video flash light allows you to record photos and movies even at
night or in dark places. It attaches to the camcorder’s mini advanced
shoe for cable-free operation.
• The VFL-2 cannot be used as a flash with this camcorder.
WM-V1 Wireless Microphone
Reliably record rich sound even when shooting subjects at a distance.
The transmitter is conveniently equipped with a clothing clip and the
receiver can be attached to the camcorder’s grip belt.
SM-V1 Surround Microphone
Use 5.1ch surround sound to add a sense of presence to your
movies. You can link the surround sound to the zoom position or use
the microphone as a highly directional shotgun microphone
(monaural).
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Accessories
DM-100 Directional Stereo Microphone
This highly sensitive, super-directional microphone attaches to the
camcorder’s mini advanced shoe. It can be used as directional
microphone (monaural) or stereo microphone.
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ZR-2000 Zoom Remote Controller
When the ZR-2000 is connected to the REMOTE terminal, it is
possible to control functions such as the start and stop of recording,
the zoom and the focus functions without touching the camcorder.
This is particularly useful while the camcorder is mounted on a tripod
and you want to ensure maximum stability of a shot.
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.
Specifications
Specifications
LEGRIA HF G10
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— Values given are approximate figures.
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System
• Recording System
Movies: AVCHD Video compression: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264;
Audio compression: Dolby Digital 2ch; Dolby Digital 5.1ch*
* Only when using the optional SM-V1 Surround Microphone.
Photos: DCF (Design rule for Camera File system), compatible with Exif* Ver. 2.2
Image compression: JPEG
* 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.
• Video Signal Configuration
1080/50i*
* Recordings made with the [PF25] frame rate are converted and recorded on the memory as 50i.
• Recording Media
- Built-in memory: 32 GB
- SD, SDHC (SD High Capacity) or SDXC (SD eXtended Capacity) memory card (not included)
• Maximum Recording Time
32 GB built-in memory:
MXP mode: 2 hr. 55 min. FXP mode: 4 hr. 10 min.
SP mode: 9 hr. 35 min.
LP mode: 12 hr. 15 min.
Commercially available 8 GB memory card:
MXP mode: 40 min.
FXP mode: 1 hr.
SP mode: 2 hr. 20 min.
LP mode: 3 hr.
XP+ mode: 5 hr. 45 min.
XP+ mode: 1 hr. 25 min.
• Image Sensor
1/3-type CMOS, 2,370,000 pixels
Effective pixels: 2,070,000 pixels
• LCD Touch Screen: 8.8 cm (3.5 inch), wide, TFT color, 922,000 dots, 100% coverage, touch
operation
• Viewfinder: 0.61 cm (0.24 inch), wide, color, equivalent to 260,000 dots, 100% coverage
• Microphone: Stereo electret condenser microphone
• Lens
f=4.25-42.5 mm, F/1.8-2.8, 10x optical zoom, iris aperture
35 mm equivalent: 30.4 – 304 mm
• Lens Configuration: 12 elements in 10 groups (2 double-sided aspheric elements)
• AF System
Autofocus (TTL + external distance sensor when set to [Instant AF] or [Medium AF]) or Manual focus
Specifications
• Filter Diameter: 58 mm
• Minimum Focusing Distance
60 cm; 2 cm at full wide angle
• White Balance
Auto white balance, Custom white balance (2 settings), User-defined color temperature or Preset
white balance settings: Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Tungsten
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• Minimum Illumination
0.1 lx ([Low Light] recording program, Shutter speed at 1/2)
1.3 lx ([Programmed AE] recording program, Auto slow shutter [On], Shutter speed at 1/25)
• Recommended Illumination: More than 100 lx
• Image Stabilization: Optical-Shift Image Stabilizer
• Size of Video Recordings
MXP, FXP mode: 1920 x 1080 pixels; XP+, SP, LP mode: 1440 x 1080 pixels
• Size of Photos: 1920 x 1080 pixels
Terminals
• AV OUT/X Terminal
∅ 3.5 mm minijack; output only (dual purpose terminal also for headphones stereo output)
Video: 1 Vp-p / 75 Ω unbalanced
Audio: –10 dBV (47 kΩ load) / 3 kΩ or less
• USB Terminal: mini-B, USB 2.0 (Hi-Speed USB)
• COMPONENT OUT Terminal (proprietary mini-D terminal)
Luminance (Y): 1 Vp-p / 75 Ω; Chrominance (PB/PR): ±350 mV / 75 Ω
1080i (D3) compatible; output only
• HDMI OUT Terminal
HDMI mini connector; output only; compatible with HDMI-CEC and x.v.Color
• MIC Terminal
∅ 3.5 mm stereo minijack (unbalanced)
Sensitivity:
For microphone input: -65 dBV (auto volume, full scale -12 dB) / 5 kΩ
For line input: -30 dBV (auto volume, full scale -12 dB) / 5 kΩ
Microphone attenuator: 20 dB
Power/Others
• Power supply (rated)
7.4 V DC (battery pack), 8.4 V DC (compact power adapter)
• Power consumption:
3.0 W (SP mode, AF on, LCD normal brightness)
2.8 W (SP mode, AF on, viewfinder)
• Operating temperature: 0 – 40 °C
• Dimensions [W x H x D] (excluding the grip belt and lens hood): 94 x 78 x 195 mm
• Weight (camcorder body only): 545 g
Specifications
CA-570 Compact Power Adapter
• Power supply: 100 – 240 V AC, 50/60 Hz
• Rated output / consumption: 8.4 V DC, 1.5 A / 29 VA (100 V) – 39 VA (240 V)
• Operating temperature: 0 – 40 °C
• Dimensions: 52 x 29 x 90 mm
• Weight: 135 g
BP-808 Battery Pack
• Battery type
Rechargeable lithium ion battery, compatible with Intelligent System
• Rated voltage: 7.4 V DC
• Operating temperature: 0 – 40 °C
• Battery capacity: 890 mAh (typical); 6.3 Wh / 850 mAh (minimum)
• Dimensions: 30.7 x 23.3 x 40.2 mm
• Weight: 46 g
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Specifications
About the music files
The specifications of the music files compatible with the camcorder are as follows.
Audio encoding: Linear PCM
Audio sampling: 48 kHz, 16 bits, 2 channels
Minimum length: 1 second
File type: WAV
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The music data is saved in the memory under the following folders.
In the built-in memory:
\CANON\MY_MUSIC\MUSIC_01.WAV to MUSIC_99.WAV
On the memory card:
\CANON\PRIVATE\MY_MUSIC\MUSIC_01.WAV to MUSIC_99.WAV
About the image files for the image mix function
The specifications of image files that can be used with the image mix function are as follows.
Image size: 1920x1080 pixels
File type: Baseline JPEG
Color sampling: 4:2:2 or 4:2:0
Image files are saved in the memory under the following folders.
In the built-in memory:
\CANON\MY_PICT\MIX_01.JPG to MIX_99.JPG
On the memory card:
\CANON\PRIVATE\MY_PICT\MIX_01.JPG to MIX_99.JPG
Weight and dimensions are approximate. Errors and omissions excepted.
The information in this manual is verified as ofJanuary 2011. Subject to change without notice.
Index
3D Flip View . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 88
A
Abroad, using the camcorder . . . . . . . . . . . 167
AGC (automatic gain control) limit . . . . . . . . . 54
Aperture (f number) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55
Aspect ratio of a connected
TV (TV type) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 142
Assignable buttons . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83
Audio equalizer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68
Audio mix . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69
Audio recording level . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66
Audio reference signal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76
Auto slow shutter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 140
Av (recording program) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55
AV OUT/X terminal . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70, 116, 118
B
Background music . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 110
Backlight correction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59
Battery pack
Battery information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 146
Charging . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Remaining charge indicator . . . . . . . . . 151
Beach (recording program) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62
Built-in backup battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 165
C
Camcorder supplemental disc . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Capturing photos/video snapshot scenes from
a movie . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 95
Chroma key . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 105
CINEMA mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100
Cinema-look filters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100
Color bars . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76
COMPONENT OUT terminal . . . . . . . . 116, 117
Condensation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 166
Connections to external devices . . . . . . . . . 117
Copying recordings to a memory card . . . . 124
CUSTOM button . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82
CUSTOM dial . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82
D
Data code . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80, 142
Date and time . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
Decoration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 102
Deleting
Movies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90
Photos . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 122
Digital tele-converter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52
Dividing scenes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 93
Double slot recording . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
E
Edge monitor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77
Edit panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27, 138
Editing stories . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 113
Error messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 157
External audio input . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69, 111
External microphone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72
Eye-Fi card . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 135
F
Face detection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47
Faders . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81
Fireworks (recording program) . . . . . . . . . . . . 63
Focus preset . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45
Focus ring . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45
Frame rate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44
FUNC. panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27, 137
G
Gallery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89, 107
H
HD to SD conversion . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 132, 134
HDMI OUT terminal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 116, 117
HDMI-CEC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 146
Headphones . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70
Highlight AE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59
I
Image effects . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64
Image mix . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 104
Image stabilizer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53
Index screen selection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89
Initializing the memory . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
L
Language . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
LCD screen dimmer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 145
LCD touch screen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22, 25
Lens hood . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Low light (recording program) . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62
M
M (Manual) mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40
Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 166
177
178
Manual exposure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .57
Manual focus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .45
Markers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .141
Memory card . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .31, 164
Menu settings, saving and loading . . . . . . . . .84
MIC terminal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .72, 73
Microphone attenuator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .141
Microphone directionality . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .67
Mini advanced shoe . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .71
Mode switch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .26
S
Onscreen display selection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .80
Onscreen icons . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .148
Saving recordings
Transferring to a computer . . . . . . . . . . 127
Using external video recorders . . . . . . . 130
Scan reverse recording . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 143
Selecting the memory
for playback . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89
for recording . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
Self timer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65
Serial number . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Setup menus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28, 139
Shutter speed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55
Slideshow . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 123
Smart AUTO . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38
Snow (recording program) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62
Sports (recording program) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62
Spotlight (recording program) . . . . . . . . . . . . 63
Story Creator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 97
Sunset (recording program) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62
P
T
P (recording program) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .55
Peaking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .46
Photo numbers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .143
Playback
Movies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .85, 107
Photos . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .120
Portrait (recording program) . . . . . . . . . . . . . .62
Power saving . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .40, 41
Powered IS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .53
Pre-recording . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .79
Telephoto . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50
Time zone/DST . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
Timeline . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 94
Touch & Track . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48
Touch AE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58
Touch AF . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45
Touch screen operations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
Tripod . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
Troubleshooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 152
Tv (recording program) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55
Q
U
Quick Start . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .42
Uploading movies to video sharing
Web sites . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 132
USB terminal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 116, 118, 130
N
ND filter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .140
Night scene (recording program) . . . . . . . . . .62
Notification sounds . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .146
O
R
Rating scenes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .38, 109
Recording
Movies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .40, 100
Photos . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .40
Recording mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .43
Recording programs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .55, 57, 62
Recording time . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .43
Relay recording . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .33
Remote sensor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .24
REMOTE terminal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .75
Resetting all camcorder settings . . . . . . . . .155
Reviewing recordings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .41
V
Video snapshot . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78
Viewfinder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Volume . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 87
W
Waveform monitor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77
White balance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60
Wide angle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50
Wind screen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 141
Wireless controller . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Z
Zebra pattern . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58
Zoom . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50
Digital zoom . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 140
Soft zoom control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52
Zoom speed level . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50
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CCI Service Centre, Unit 130, Centennial Park, Borehamwood, Hertfordshire, WD6 3SE,
United Kingdom
Telephone 0870-241-2161
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Tel: 13-13-83 (within Australia only)
(61) 02-9805-2555
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Tel: 0800-222-666 (within New Zealand only)
(64) 09-489-0300
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1 HarbourFront Avenue, #04-01 Keppel Bay Tower, Singapore 098632
Tel: (65) 6799 8888
Fax: (65) 6799 8882
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19/F, The Metropolis Tower, 10 Metropolis Drive,
Hunghom, Kowloon, Hong Kong
Tel: +852 3191 2333, Fax: +852 2428 3963
Canon Latin America, Inc.
Sales & Enquiries:
703 Waterford Way, Suite 400, Miami, FL 33126 USA
For support concerning the supplied PIXELA's software, please call PIXELA customer support
(see the back cover of the Installation Guide for PIXELA's software).
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