Operating instructions | Canon HF S21 Camcorder Accessories User Manual

ImportantUsageInstructions
WARNING!
TO REDUCETHE RISKOF FIREOR ELECTRICSHOCK,DONOTEXPOSETHIS
PRODUCT
TO RAIN ORMOISTURE.
WARNING!
TO REDUCETHE RISKOF ELECTRICSHOCKANDTO REDUCEANNOYING
INTERFERENCE,
USETHERECOMMENDED
ACCESSORIES
ONLY.
COPYRIGHT
WARNING:
Unauthorized recording of copyrighted materials may infringe on the rights of copyright
owners and be contrary to copyright laws.
HD Camcorder, VIXIA HF $20 A / VIXIA HF $21 A / VIXIA HF $200 A systems
Thisdevicecomplieswith Partt 5 ofthe FCCRules.Operationis subjectto the followingtwo conditions:
(t) This device maynot causeharmfulinterferenceand(2) this devicemust acceptany interference
received includinginterferencethat maycauseundesiredoperation.
Note:This equipmenthasbeentestedand foundto complywith the limitsfor classB digitaldevice,
_ursuant
to Part15 of the FOORules,Theselimits aredesignedto providereasonableprotection
againstharmfulinterferenceina residentialinstallation.This equipmentgeneratesusesand can
radiateradiofrequencyenergyand,if not installedand useinaccordancewiththe instructions,may
causeharmfulinterferenceto radio communications,However,thereis noguaranteethat interference
will not occurina particularinstallation.If this equipmentdoescauseharmfulinterferenceto radio or
televisionreception,which can bedeterminedby turningthe equipmentoffand on, the useris
encouragedto tryto correctthe interferenceby oneor moreof the followingmeasures:
• Reorient
or relocatethe receivingantenna,
• Increase
theseparation
betweenthe equipment
andreceiver.
• Connect
the equipment
intoanoutletona circuitdifferentfromthattowhichthe receiveris connected.
• Consult
the dealeror anexperienced
radio/TV
technician
for help.
Useof shieldedcable is requiredto complywith classB limits inSubpartB of Part15of FOORules,
Donot makeanychangesor modificationsto the equipmentunlessotherwisespecifiedin the manual.
If such changesor modificationsshouldbemade,youcouldbe requiredto stop operationof the
equipment.
CanonU,S,A,,Inc,
OneCanonPlaza,LakeSuccess,NY11042, U.S.A.
TelNo, (516)328-5600
CAUTION:
TO PREVENTELECTRICSHOCK,MATCHWIDEBLADEOF PLUGTO WIDESLOT,FULLYINSERT.
WARNING:
To reduce the risk of electric shock, do not expose this product to dripping or splashing.
plug
as
The
Mainsisplug
used
the
d
The Mains
to disconnectthe
in case
ofisconnectdevice.
anaccident.
plug
readily operable
shall remain
CAUTION:
• Dangerof explosion if the wrong type of batteries are attached. Useonly the same type of
batteries.
• Donet expose batteries or product to excessive heat such as the inside of a car under
direct sunlight, fire, etc.
Important
Warning
CAUTION:
TO REDUCE THE RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK, DO NOT REMOVE COVER
(OR BACK). NO USER-SERVICEABLE
PARTS INSIDE. REFER SERVICING
TO QUAL FED SERV CE PERSONNEL.
Thelightningflashwitharrowheadsymbol,withinanequilateraltriangle,is intended
to alertthe
userto the presence
of uninsulated
"dangerous
voltage"withintheproduct'senclosure,
that may
beof sufficientmagnitude
to constitutea risk of electricshockto persons,
The exclamation point, within an equilateral triangle, is intended to alert the user to the presence
of important operating and maintenance (servicing) instructions in the literature accompanying
the product.
In these safety instructions the word "product" refers to the CanonHDCamcorder
VIXIAHF$20 A / ViXiAHF $21 A / VIXIAHF $200 A and all its accessories.
1
Read these instructions,
2
Keepthese instructions.
3
4
Heed all warnings.
Follow all instructions.
5
Do not usethis apparatusnear water.
6
Cleanonly with dry cloth.
7
Do not install near any heat sourcessuch as radiators, heat registers, stoves, or other
apparatus (includingamplifiers) that produce heat.
8
Do not defeatthe safety purposeof the polarized or grounding-type plug. A polarized plug
has two blades with onewider than the other.A groundingtype plug has two blades and a
third groundingprong. The wide blade or the third prong are provided for your safety.If the
provided plug does not fit into your outlet, consult an electrician for replacement of the
obsolete outlet.
9
Protect the power cord from beingwalked onor pinched particularly at plugs, convenience
receptacles, and the point where they exit from the apparatus.
10
Only use attachments/accessoriesspecified by the manufacturer.
11
Unplug this apparatusduring lightning storms or when unused for long periods of time.
12
Referall servicing to qualified service personnel. Servicing is required when the apparatus
has been damaged in any way, such as power-supplycord or plug is damaged,liquid has
been spilled or objects have fallen into the apparatus, the apparatushas been exposedto
rain or moisture,does not operate normally, or has been dropped.
13
Read Instructions-- All the safety and operating instructions should be read before the
product is operated.
14
Retain Instructions -- The safety and operating instructions should be retainedfor future
reference.
15
Heed Warnings -- All warnings on the product and in the operating instructions should be
adhered to.
16
Follow Instructions-- All operating and maintenance instructions should be followed.
17
Cleaning-- Unplugthis product from the wall outlet before cleaning. Donot use liquid or
aerosol cleaners.The product should be cleaned only as recommended in this manual.
18
Accessories-hazardous.
19
Avoid magnetic or electric fields -- Donot usethe camera close to TVtransmitters, portable
communication devices or other sourcesof electric or magnetic radiation. They may cause
picture interference, or permanently damagethe camera.
20
Water and Moisture -- Hazard of electric shock -- Donot use this product near water or in
rainy/moist situations.
Donot use accessoriesnot recommended in this manual as they may be
21 Placing
orMoving
--Do
not
place
onanunstable
cart,
stand,
tripod,
bracket
ortable.
The
product
may
fall,
causing
serious
injury
toachild
or
adult,
and
serious
damage
tothe
product.
Aproduct
and
cart
combination
should
bemoved
with
care.
Quick
stops,
excessive
force,
and
uneven
surfaces
may
cause
the
product
and
cart
combination
tooverturn.
22 Power
Sources
--The
CA-570
Compact
Power
Adapter
should
be
operated
only
from
type
ofpto
ower
source
indicated
on
the
marking
label.
Ifyou
are
not
sure
ofthe
type
ofpthe
ower
supply
your
home,
consult
your
product
dealer
or
local
power
company.
Regarding
other
power
sources
such
asbattery
power,
refer
toinstructions
inthis
manual.
23 Polarization
--The
CA-570
Compact
Power
Adapter
isequipped
with
apolarized
2-prong
plug
(aplug
having
one
blade
wider
than
the
other).
The
2-prong
polarized
plug
will
fitinto
the
power
outlet
only
one
way.
This
isasafety
feature.
Ifyou
are
unable
toinsert
the
plug
fully
into
the
outlet,
tryreversing
the
plug.
Ifthe
plug
still
fails
tofit,contact
your
electricia
toreplace
your
obsolete
outlet.
Do
not
defeat
the
safety
purpose
ofthe
polarized
plug.
24 Power
Cord
Protection
--Power
cords
should
berouted
sothat
they
are
not
likely
tobe
walked
onorpinched
byitems
placed
upon
oragainst
them.
Pay
particular
attention
toplugs
and
the
point
from
which
the
cords
exit
the
product.
25 Outdoor
Antenna
Grounding
--Ifan
outside
antenna
is
connected
tothe Fig. 1
product,
besure
the
antenna
is
grounded
so
astoprovide
some
protection
against
voltage
surges
and
built-up
static
charges.
Section
810
ofthe
National
Electrical
Code,
......_u_ ....
ANSI
/ NFPANo. 70--1984,
EXAMPLE OF ANTENNA GROUNDING AS PER NATIONAL
ELECTRICAL CODE
_-
CLAMP
t
provides informationwith respect to
proper groundingof the mast and
"I -E_
SERVICE
E-C_C_ ......
"l
supporting structure, groundingof
the lead-in wire to an antenna
discharge unit, size of grounding
conductors, location of antenna
NEC - NATIONAL
ELECTRICAL CODE
discharge unit, connection to
grounding electrodes, and
requirements for the groundingelectrode. Seefigure 1.
IN WIRE
ANTENNADISCHARGE
UNit
(NEC SECTION 810-20}
)_."
I (NEC
GROUNDING
SECTIONCONDUCTORS
......
)
SERV,CE
GROUND
GROUND CLAMPS
ELECTRODE
SYSTEM
(NEC Am 250.
PART H)
26
Lightning -- Foradded protection of this product during a lightning storm, or when it is left
unattended and unused for long periods of time, disconnect it from the wall outlet and
disconnectthe antenna. This will prevent damageto the product due to lightning and powerline surges.
27
Overloading-- Donot overloadwall outlets and extensioncordsas this can resultin a risk of
fire or electric shock.
28
Objects and Liquid Entry-- Neverpush objects of any kind into this product through
openings as they may touch dangerous voltage points or short out parts that could result in a
fire or electric shock. Be careful not to spill liquid of any kind onto the product.
29
Servicing -- Donot attempt to service this product yourself as opening or removing covers
may expose youto dangerous voltage or other hazards. Referall servicing to qualified
service personnel.
30 Damage
Requiring
Service
--Disconnect
this
product
from
the
wail
outlet
and
allpower
sources
including
battery,
and
refer
servicing
toqualified
service
personnel
under
the
following
conditions:
a.When
the
power-supply
cord
orplug
isdamaged.
b. Ifany
liquid
has
been
spilled
onto,
orobjects
have
fallen
into,
the
product.
c. Ifthe
product
has
been
exposed
torain
orwater.
d. Ifthe
product
does
not
operate
normally
even
ifyou
follow
the
operating
instructions.
Adjust
only
those
controls
that
are
covered
bythe
operation
instructions.
Improper
adjustment
ofother
controls
may
result
indamage
and
willoften
require
extensive
work
byaqualified
technician
torestore
the
product
toitsnormal
operation.
e. Ifthe
product
has
been
dropped
orthe
cabinet
has
been
damaged.
f. When
the
product
exhibits
adistinct
change
inperformance.
This
indicates
aneed
for
service.
31Replacement
Parts
--When
replacement
parts
are
required,
besure
the
service
technician
has
used
replacement
parts
that
are
specified
byCanon
orthat
have
the
same
characteristics
as
t
he
o
riginal
part.
Unauthorized
substitutions
may
result
in
fire,
electric
shock
orother
hazards.
32Safety
Check
--Upon
completion
ofany
service
orrepairs
tothis
product,
ask
the
service
technician
toperform
safety
checks
todetermine
that
the
product
isinsafe
operating
order.
33Heat-The
product
should
be
situated
away
from
heat
sources
such
asradiators,
heat
registers,
stoves,
orother
products
(including
amplifiers)
that
produce
heat.
When
replacement
ofthepower
supply
isrequired,
please
return
ittotheresponsible
nearest Canon Service Center and please replace it with the same type number CA-570.
The Adapter can be used with a power supply between 1 O0 and 240 V AC. For areas
where 120 V AC power is not used, you will need a special plug adapter. Contact your
nearest Canon Service Center for further information.
This Class B digital apparatus complies with Canadian ICES-O03.
The serial number of this product can be found at the battery attachment unit of the camcorder. Write down the number and other information here and retain this book as a permanent record of your purchase
to aid identification in case of theft.
Model Name: VIXIA HF $20 A / VIXIA HF $21 A / VIXIA HF $200 A
Date of Purchase:
Serial No.:
Purchased From:
Dealer Address:
Dealer Phone No.:
I
Trademark
Acknowledgements
• The SO logo is a trademark.TheSDHC logo is a trademark.
• Microsoft and Windows are trademarks or registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States
and/or other countries.
• Macintosh and Mac OSare trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries.
• "x.v.Color" and the "x.v,Color" logo are trademarks.
• trademarks
HDMI,the HDMIlogo
and trademarks
High-Definition
Multimedia Interface
or registered
of HDMILicensing
LLC. are
DOLBY
• "AVCHD"and the "AVCHD"logo are trademarksof Panasonic Corporation
DIGITAL
I
and Sooy Corporation.
STEREO EREATOR
• Manufactured under license from Dolby Laboratories.
"Dolby" and the double-D symbol are trademarks of Dolby Laboratories.
• YouTube isa trademark of GoogleInc.
• Othernames and products not mentioned above may betrademarks or registered trademarks of their
respective companies,
• This device incorporates exFATtechnology licensed from Microsoft.
• ANY USEOF THISPRODUCTOTHERTHANCONSUMERPERSONALUSE INANY MANNERTHATCOMPLIESWITH
THE MPEG-2STANDARDFORENCODINGVIDEOINFORMATIONFORPACKAGEDMEDIAISEXPRESSLY
I
PROHIBITED
WITHOUTA LICENSEUNDERAPPLICABLEPATENTSIN THE MPEG-2PATENTPORTFOLIO,
WHICH
LICENSEISAVAILABLEFROMMPEGLA, LLC., 250 STEELESTREET,SUITE300, DENVER,COLORADO80206.
• This product is licensed under AT&T patents for the MPEG-4 standard and may be used for encoding MPEG-4
compliant video and/or decoding MPEG-4compliant video that was encoded only (1) for a personal and noncommercial purpose or (2) by a video provider licensed under the AT&Tpatents to provide MPEG-4compliant
video. No license is granted or implied for any other use for MPEG-4 standard.
ExcitingFeaturesandNew Functions
_1
_
High-Definiti0nVideo
Your camcorder's
full high-definition
image sensor (Full HD CMOS) captures
video at a resolution of 1,920 x 1,080
1,080
pixels 2. Videos are then recorded in the
lines
memory in high definition,
using AVCHD
specifications
3.
With your new HD camcorder, capturing
the special moments
in your life with amazing image quality and in lifelike
vibrant colors is easy and fun!
T
/
b_i_ _
Dual Flash
Memory
You can record in the built-in
memory or on commercially
available memory cards ([_] 36).
Relay Recording
_
9®
The memory almost full? Use the
double memory card slot to keep
on recording video without
interruption
([_ 39).
1 "Full HD 1080" refers to Canon camcorders compliant with high-definition video
composed of 1,080 vertical pixels (scanning lines).
2 Video is recorded at this resolution only when the recording mode is set to MXP or
FXP mode, in other recording modes, the picture is recorded at 1,440 x 1,080
pixels.
3 AVCHD is a standard for recording high-definition video. With AVCHD specifications, the video signal is recorded using MPEG--4 AVC/H.264 compression and
the audio signal is recorded in Dolby Digital,
SmartSmart AUTO(_ 43)
Smart AUTO automatically
selects the best
scene mode for the scene you want to
shoot. You get spectacular
recordings
every time without worrying about settings.
Video Snapshot
|J
([_]
Just point the camcorder
and it will automatically
select the best settings for
your subject
69)
Shoot or capture short scenes
and arrange them into a video
clip set to your favorite
background
music.
"_"
FaceDetection (q3 67)
ImageStabilization
DYNAMIC
The camcorder
automatically
detects people's faces and
adjusts the focus and other
settings accordingly
for beautiful
results.
Dynamic IS (C_ 64)
compensates
for camcorder
shake when you shoot video
while walking. Powered IS
([_[3 65) will produce stable shots
when you zoom in on distant
subjects (full telephoto).
Enjoyingyour Recordingson OtherDevices
Connect the camcorder to
Connectthe camcorder
to an HDTV([_ 128)
®
AVCHD
discs4
PhotoDVDs
the optional DW-100 DVD
Burner (_
135, 140)
AVCHE}
computeror a videosharingWebsite.
Use the supplied software
ImageMixer 3 SE (_
133, 146).
High Definition
Standard Definition
ConvertyourHDmovies,inthe
camcorderitself,to standarddefinition
files (_ 140, 146).
Standard OVDs
4 AVCHD discs containing scenes recorded in MXP mode cannot be created with
the optional DW--100 DVD burner, Use the supplied software IrnageMixer 3 SE to
back up such scenes.
5 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,
10
11
Tableof contents
•
Introduction
8
16
Exciting Features and New Functions
About this Manual
18
18
19
Getting to Know the Camcorder
Supplied Accessories and CD-ROMs
Names of Parts
• Preparations
22
22
24
26
Getting Started
Charging the Battery Pack
Preparing the Accessories
Adjusting the LCD Screen and (lll"_]IR only) Using the
Viewfinder
29
29
30
32
Basic Operation
of the Camcorder
Using the Touch Screen
Operating Modes
Using the Menus
34
34
35
35
First Time Settings
Setting the Date and Time
Changing the Language
Changing the Time Zone
36
36
37
38
39
40
Using a Memory
Card
Memory Cards Compatible for Use with the Camcorder
Inserting and Removing a Memory Card
Selecting the Memory for the Recordings
Relay Recording of Movies
Initializing the Built-in Memory (_
only) or
Memory Card
12 * Tableof contents
•
Dual Shot Mode
42
42
43
Basic Recording
Shooting Video and Taking Photos in Dual Shot Mode
About the Smart AUTO mode
46
47
Zooming
Quick Start Function
• Video
49
49
53
55
56
57
59
59
60
61
63
Basic Playback
Playing Back the Video
The Index Selection Screen: Selecting the Content to Play
Back
3D Flip View
Narrowing Down the Scenes Shown in the Index Screen
Deleting Scenes
64
66
67
68
Advanced
Functions
Shooting Video in M Manual Mode
Selecting the Video Quality _Recording Mode_
Special Scene Recording Programs
Cinema Mode: Giving a Cinematic Look to your
Recordings
Advanced Image Stabilization
Pre-Recording
Face Detection
Touch & Track
69
70
71
74
76
76
79
Video Snapshot
Digital Effects
Manually Setting the Shutter Speed or Aperture
Manual Exposure Adjustment
Automatic Gain Control (AGC) Limit
Manual Focus Adjustment
White Balance
80
81
82
83
Digital Tele-Converter
Image Effects
Mini Video Light
Self Timer
83
Audio Recording
Level
Table of contents
*
13
85
86
87
89
90
91
93
97
98
98
100
102
•
Music
Playlist and Scene Operations
Editing the Playlist: Adding, Deleting, Moving and Playing
Back
Capturing Photos and Video Snapshot Scenes from a
Movie
Dividing Scenes
Photos
104
104
106
Basic Playback
Viewing Photos
Deleting Photos
108
Additional
Functions
108
109
111
Taking Photos in i Manual Mode
Selecting Photo Size and Quality
Flash
113
Drive Mode: Continuous Shooting and Exposure
Bracketing
Taking Photos while Recording Movies (Simultaneous
Recording)
Light Metering Mode
Slideshow
Magnifying Photos during Playback
Rotating Photos
Histogram Display
Protecting Photos
114
115
116
117
117
118
118
121
121
123
14 °
Using Headphones
Using the Mini Advanced Shoe
Using an External Microphone
Using the Custom Key and Dial
Using a Zoom Remote Controller
Selecting the Playback Starting Point
Playing Back Scenes Set to Background
Onscreen Displays and Data Code
Printing
Photos
Printing Photos (Direct Print
Print Orders
Table of contents
•
External Connections
125
126
Terminals
on the Camcorder
Connection Diagrams
128
Playback
130
130
133
135
Saving and Sharing Your Recordings
Copying Recordings to a Memory Card
Saving Recordings on a Computer
Saving Movies onto High-Definition Discs
(AVCHD/Blu-ray Discs)
Saving Movies onto Standard-Definition
Discs (DVD)
Saving Photos on Photo DVDs
Copying Recordings to an External Video Recorder
Uploading Movies to Video Sharing Web Sites
140
144
145
146
on a TV Screen
• Additional Information
152
152
156
Appendix:
Menu
FUNC. Panel
Setup Menus
170
Appendix:
175
Trouble?
175
183
194
194
199
200
201
201
Options
Onscreen
Lists
Icons and Displays
Troubleshooting
List of Messages
Do's and Don'ts
Handling Precautions
Maintenance/Others
Using the Camcorder
Abroad
General
Information
Accessories
202
208
Optional Accessories
Product Codes
209
213
Specifications
Index
Tabte of contents
* 15
About this Manual
Thank you for purchasing the Canon VIXIA HF S21 /VIXIA HF S20 /
VlXlA HF S200. 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 ([_ 175).
Conventions
Usedin thisManual
° O IMPORTANT: Precautions related to the camcorder's operation.
• (_ NOTES: Additional topics that complement the basic operating
procedures.
° O
POINTS TO CHECK: Restrictions or requirements regarding the
function described.
• CJ_]:Reference page number within this manual.
To complete some operations you will need to refer also to other
instruction manuals. This will be indicated with the following icons:
[PHOTOI:Refer to the 'Photo Applications' Instruction Manual,
included as a PDF file in the supplied Camcorder Supplemental Disc.
[DW-100
i;; Refer to the instruction manual of the optional DW-100 DVD
Burner.
• _
: Text that applies only to the model(s) shown in the icon.
• The following terms are used in this manual:
When not specified as "memory card" or "built-in memory", the term
"memory" by itself refers to both.
"Screen" refers to the LCD and the viewfinder screen (1_
only).
"Scene" refers to one movie unit from the point you press the
[START/S_r6#"button to start recording until you press again to pause
the recording.
• The photos included in this manual are simulated pictures taken with
a still camera. Unless indicated otherwise, illustrations and menu
icons refer to the I_.
16 • Introduction
indicates
that a function
operating
mode
that the function
explanation
is available
indicated
and
is not available.
refer to Operating
in the
+
indicates
For a detailed
Modes
(_
30).
Brackets
[] are used to refer to control
buttons
and menu options you will
touch on the screen and to other
onscreen
messages
and displays.
* @ appears
+ Repeat,
selecting
_] mode:
In record
ii_
The names of physical
and switches
on the
camcorder
a "button"
For example
are indicated
frame.
CuNc.
buttons
I_
Oft],
pause
The
to turn
mode,
o/1 the self
press
_} arrow
For a detailed
within
sl//Ri
time1:
sropi.
is used
to abbreviate
explanation
menu
selections.
on how to use the menus,
refer to Using the Menus (_
32). For a concise
summary
of all available menu options and settings,
refer to the appendix
Menu
Options
Lists (_
htroduction
152).
* 17
Supplied Accessoriesand CD-ROMs
The following
accessories
are supplied with the camcorder:
Compact PowerAdapter
(incl. power cord)
BP-808 Battery
_WL-D89 Wireless Controller
)
(incl. CR2025 lithium button battery)
STV-250NStereoVideo Cable<
Yellow • Red • White plugs
>CTC-IOO/SComponentCable
Red • Green• Blue plugs
IFC-3OOPCU
USBCable< _J
The following CD-ROMs and software are supplied with the camcorder:
• PIXELA Application - Disc 1 CD-ROM* and 'PIXELA Applications'
Installation Guide
- ImageMixer 3 SE Transfer Utilities - Software for saving and
transferring movies and music files you can use as background music.
• PIXELA Application - Disc 2 CD-ROM*
- ImageMixer 3 SE Video Tools - Software for managing, editing, and
playing back movies.
• Photo Applications Ver.34.0*/Music
Data Disc CD-ROM (referred in
the manual as the Camcorder Supplemental Disc). Contains the following components.
- Photo Application - Software for saving, managing, and printing
photos*.
- Music files that can be used as background music during playback**.
* The CD-ROM includes the instruction manual of the software (on PDF file).
**These music files are for exclusive use with the supplied software ImageMixer 3
SE, The disc cannot be played back on CD players. For more details, refer to
'lmageMixer 3 SE SoFtware Guide' (PDF file).
18 • htroduction
Names of Parts
Left side view
(il) Stereo microphone
®
,'2_Speaker (_
(L) (_
83)
51)
_) "J, -%13E]
(camera/play)
button ([._ 31)
r4_ VIDEO SNAP (video snapshot)
(_ 69)
button
_5_DISR (onscreen display) button
(_ 97)/
BATT. INFO button (_ 174)
r6; Double memory card slot cover
f_ CUSTOM
dial (l_[_l89)
%" Terminal cover
Jg] COMPONENT OUT terminal
([.Z_1125,127)
Right side view
:t0_AV OUT terminal (_ 125,127)/
(headphones) terminal (_ 85)
31) REMOTE (zoom remote controller)
terminal ([.Z_I90)
,t_ Memory card slot Q (C[_137)
_' Memory card slot 171([.Z_I37)
J4_Mode switch (l_[_l 30)
:t_ Stereo microphone
:t¢ Strap mount (_
:% USB terminal
@
(R) ([.Z_I83)
25)
(C[_ 125,128)
:t8; HDMI OUT terminal (_
125, 126)
:% Grip belt ([.Z_I25)
'20) MIC terminal ([_[_188)
'2_; Mini video _ight (_
_@
Front view
'2_ Flash (_
'_h Instant AF sensor (_
'2# CUSTOM
82)
111)
button (_
157)
89)
_ntroduction " 19
@ Mini advanced shoe ([_ 86)
Top view
®@@
@ Zoom lever (1_[_146)
'27_PHOTO button
(_
@ ACCESS indicator
42, 108)
(_
42, 59, 108)
@ Pop-up flash (1_ 111) and mini video
light ([.Z_I82)
@ POWER button
@ ON/OFF (CHG} (charge) indicator:
Green - ON
Orange - Standby (_ 47)
Red - Charging (_ 22)
132;Remote sensor (_
25)
I_ LCD touch screen (_
26, 29)
@ POWERED IS button (ILI_I65)/
WEB button (_ 146)
@
@ DC IN terminal (_
@ Viewfinder*
LCD panel
(_
@ START/STOP
@
22)
28)
button (1_[_142,59)
@ Serial number
The serial number label is located
inside the battery attachment unit.
Remove the battery pack to find it.
Back view
@ Battery attachment
* _
@@
20 * Introduction
only,
unit ([.Z:I 22)
Bottom view
@ Tripod socket (_
195)
@ BATTERY RELEASE switch (_
@ Dioptric adjustment
* _
lever* (_
23)
28)
only.
WirelessControllerWL-D89
J0 START/STOP button (_142, 59)
:2) {,FE:]5(index selection) button (_ 53)
Press and hold for more than 2
seconds to switch between shooting
and playback mode.
_) MENU button (l_[_133, 156)
r4) DISR (onscreen
(_ 97)
display} button
_sbSET button
@ • (stop) button ([._ 49)
:_) PHOTO button (_ 42,108)
8_ Zoom buttons ([_
Jq_,Navigation buttons
_t¢ I_/11 (play/pause)
46)
( I/V/4/ll_
)
button ([._ 49)
Introduction * 21
Preparations
This chapter describes basic operations, such as using the
touch panel, navigating the menus, and first time settings to
help you learn more about your camcorder.
6etting Started
Chargingthe 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 ([_ 203).
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 DO IN
terminal.
4 Attach the battery
camcorder.
pack to the
Press the battery pack softly into the
battery attachment unit and slide it up
until it clicks in place.
22 * Preparations
5 Charging will start when the
camcorder is turned off.
ON/OFF (CHG) (charge) indicator
• 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 ([_ 175).
To remove the battery
pack
1 Slide [BAT%R_RE_E_SE/ in the
direction of the arrow and hold it
pressed down.
2 Slide the battery pack in the direction
of the arrow and then pull it out.
iMPORTANT
• Turn off the camcorder before connecting or disconnecting the compact power adapter. After pressing iPOWER 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.
• We recommend charging the battery pack in temperatures between
10 °C and 30 _'C (50 _'Fand 86 _'F).Outside the temperature range of
0 _'Cto 40 _'C (32 _'Fto 104 _'F),charging will not start.
• 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.
Preparations
*
23
• 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
• The battery pack will be charged only when the camcorder is off.
• 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.
• USAandCanada only:The Lithium ion/polymer battery that
powers the product is recyclable. Please call
1-800-8-BATTERY for information on how to recycle this
battery.
0
Preparingthe Accessories
Wireless Controller
First, insert the supplied CR2025 lithium button battery into the wireless controller.
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.
24 • Preparations
d)
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
• The wireless controller may not work properly when the remote sensor
is situated under strong light sources or direct sunlight.
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 [STAi_i_/sTOPbutton with your thumb.
Preparations * 25
To attach 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.
Adjusting the LCDScreen and (I]1-'_I_only) Using the Viewfinder
Rotating the LCD Panel
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.
Subject can monitor the LCD screen
(l
You can use the viewfinder
at the same time)
26 * Preparations
(_
NOTES
• Aboutthe LCDand 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.
* _
only.
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
seconds.
on, hold [blSR} pressed down for more than 2
Repeat this action to switch the LCD backlight between off (normal) and
on (bright). _
This changes the brightness of both the LCD and viewfinder screen.
(_
NOTES
• The LCD backlight does not affect the brightness of the recordings.
• 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
_ [LCD Brightness] setting, or dim it with the _
_ [LCD
Screen Dimmer] setting to use in places where the light from the LCD
screen can be a nuisance.
Preparations
,,
27
Using the Viewfinder
If it is difficult to use the LCD screen even after turning on the LCD
backlight, you can use the viewfinder. You can also use the viewfinder
when you rotate the LCD panel 180 ° to let the subject watch the
recording.
To use the viefinder, hold out both sides of the viewfinder
pull it out until it clicks.
firmly and
• You can close the LCD panel or rotate it toward the subject as you
prefer.
• Adjust the viewfinder as necessary with the dioptric adjustment lever.
• The LCD backlight setting is common to the LCD screen and the
viewfinder.
(_
NOTES
• _
For details about how to take care of the viewfinder, refer to Hand/ing Precautions (CJ_]194), Cleaning (CJ_]199).
28 • Preparations
Basic Operation of the Camc0rder
Usingthe TouchScreen
The control buttons and menu items that appear on the touch screen
change dynamically depending on the operating mode and the task
you are performing. With the intuitive touch screen interface you have
all the controls at your fingertips.
Touch
Touch a menu item to select it, or a
control button to perform the corresponding action. For some functions,
such as Touch & Track ([_ 68) and face
detection ([_ 67), you can touch a subject that appears on the touch screen to
select it and have the camcorder
choose the optimal settings.
Drag
Swipe your finger up and down or left
and right across the screen to scroll
menus, to browse through index screen
pages or to adjust slider controls (for
example, to adjust 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.
- Operating the touch screen with wet or gloved hands or using your
fingernails or other hard-tipped objects such as ballpoint pens.
- Applying excessive force or forcefully scratching the touch screen.
- Attaching commercially available screen protectors or adhesive film
onto the touch screen's surface.
Preparations
* 29
• For details about how to take care of the touch screen, refer to Handling
Precautions (_ 194), Cleaning (_ 199).
OperatingModes
Recording
When recording video or photos, the camcorder's operating mode is
determined by the position of the mode switch and the onscreen control buttons.
Dual Shet Record video and take photos easily, letting the camcorder take care of all the
settings - Great for beginners or if you just prefer not to bother with detailed camcorder
settings.
,_'_. o r_4
_
Flexible recording
[_*
_
Easy recording of movies and
photos ([_[3 42).
Useone of the dedicated recording modes to enjoy full access to the
menus and advanced functions and change the camcorder's settings to your preference.
/__1
,_o.M
Touch ['_]
(_ 59).
to record movies
Touch [1_] to record photos
(_ 108)1
* The mode icon displayed will change according to the optirnai mode selected by the
Smart AUTO function (_ 43).
30 • Preparations
Playback
Press the camera/play button [,_
to switch the camcorder between camera (recording) mode and playback
mode. The playback mode you switch into depends on the
initial recording mode.
You can press [!_
when the camcorder is off to turn it
on directly in playback mode.
Press,_%E_ in
or _
mode.
Press,_E_
(_)
in
: Playingbackmovies
([Original]indexscreen)(_
mode.
_
49).
Viewingphotos
([Photos]indexscreen)([_[3 104).
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 _
on the wireless controller for more
than 2 seconds to switch between recording and playback mode.
Preparations
*
31
Using the Menus
Many of the camcorder's functions can be adjusted from the FUNC.
panel and the setup menus. In
mode, however, menus cannot be
accessed and, except in a few cases, most menu settings will return to
their default values.
For details about the available menu options and settings, refer to the
appendix Menu Options Lists (C_] 152).
Operating
modes:
1
The FUNC.Paneland Edit Panel
In
and
mode, 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 along the scroll bar to
find the control button of the desired function.
Drag your finger up
and down along the
scroll bar to display
the rest of the panel
Touch the control
button of the
desired function
In _
and _
mode, touch
ing the various operations that
scenes or photos (for example,
protecting photos, etc.). Touch
tion.
[Edit] to display a similar panel containare available after selecting one or more
deleting, adding scenes to the playlist,
the control button of the desired opera-
Example of the Edit panel in _
Touch the control
button of the desired
operation
32 ° Preparations
mode
The Setup Menus
1
or
[FUNC.]
mode only: Touch
2 Touch [MENU] to open the setup
menus.
You can also press [MENu I on the
wireless controller to open the setup
menus.
3 Touch the tab of the desired
menu.
4 Drag your finger up and down along the scroll bar to bring the
setting you want to change into the orange selection bar.
Menu items not available appear grayed out.
5 When the desired menu item is in the orange bar, touch inside the
frame on the right.
6 Touch the desired
option and touch [X].
You can touch [X] to close the menu at any time.
(_
NOTES
• A small font size is used in menu screens so you can see the options
currently selected. You can enlarge the font size by setting _
_
[Font Size] to [A Large] but only the icons of the currently selected
options will appear on the screen.
Preparations
,,
33
FirstTime 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.
When the [Date/Time] screen appears,
the year will be selected.
1 Touch a field you want to change
minutes).
2 Touch [i]
(year, month, day, hours or
or [V] to change the field as necessary.
3 Set the correct
same way.
date and time by changing
all the fields in the
4 Touch [Y.M.D], [M.D,Y] or [D.M.Y] to select the date format you
prefer.
5 Touch [24H] to use 24-hour clock or leave this control unchecked
to use 12-hour clock (AM/PM).
6 Touch [OK] to start the clock
(_)
and close the setup screen.
NOTES
• 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 ([_ 197) and set the time zone, date and time again.
• To change the date and time later on (not during the initial setup), open
the [Date/Time] screen from the setup menus:
* Only when performing
34 • Preparations
the procedure in a recording mode,
Changingthe Language
The default language of the camcorder
of 22 other languages.
Operating
is English. You can set it to one
modes:
[FUNC
Desired
]*_
[MENU]
language _
1
_
[Language
[OK] _[X]
* Only when performingthe procedure in a recording mode,
NOTES
• Some control buttons, such as [ZOOM], [FUNC.] or [MENU], will appear
in English regardless of the language selected.
Changingthe Time Zone
Change the time zone to match your location. The default setting is
New York.
Operating
modes:
1 Open the [Time Zone/DST]
1
screen.
* Onlywhen performingthe procedurein a recording mode.
2 Touch [tq] to set the home time zone, or [_,] to set the time zone
of your destination when you are traveling.
3 Touch [A] or [V] to set the desired time zone. If necessary,
[-',6:-]to adjust for daylight saving time.
4 Touch [X]
touch
to close the menu.
Preparations
* 35
Using a Memory Card
Memory CardsCompatiblefor Usewith the Camcorder
You can use commercially available _
SDHC (SD high capacity)
memory cards and _,_ SD memory cards with this camcorder. However, depending on the memory card, you may not be able to record
movies. Refer to the table below.
As of October 2009, the movie recording function has been tested
using SD/SDHC memory cards made by Panasonic, Toshiba and
SanDisk.
64 MBor less
memorycards
128MBor more
_;_ SDHC
memorycards
Over2 GB
c_.___S(_aL_ss_:
CLASS@CLASS@
CLASS@C_ASS(_
•
* Dependingon the memory card used, it rnay not be possible to record movies.
The SD Speed Class is a standard that indicates the minimum guaranteed data transfer speed of SD/SDHC memory cards, When you buy a
new memory card, look for the Speed Class log0 on the package.
We recommend using memory cards rated Speed C!ass 4, 6 or101
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.
36 ° Preparations
Inserting and Removinga MemoryCard
Make sure to initialize (_
this camcorder.
40) all memory cards before using them with
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 into one of
the memory card slots.
• You can also use two memory cards,
one in each memory card slot.
• Insert the memory card straight, with
the label facing the front of the
camcorder, all the way into the
memory card slot until it clicks.
• To use the wireless communication
features of an Eye-Fi card, insert it into memory card slot I[_. Be sure
you understand the information provided in Eye-Fi Cards (_ 36)
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.
0
_MPORTANT
• 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.
Preparations
,, 37
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 (1_)
or memory card I_1 (1_).
Operating
_
modes:
1
POINTSTOCHECK
• Be sure you understand the information provided in Eye-Fi Cards
([_] 36) before using an Eye-Fi card.
II$?t ll,?,[I
_
[FuNC:] _ [MENU]
[ReC Media for Movies]
[1_]
(bui!t'i n memory),
@
Or [Rec Media for Photos]
[_]
(memory
caid
:
IBI)o r [_q]
[Rec Media fOr Movies] o i [nec Medi a for Photos]
[_fi]] (memory card IBI)or [F_q] (memory card 171)* _} [Xl
* 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 (_
only) or memory card IBI if you later want to convert the movies to standard definition
in order to upload them to the Web or to create standard DVDs.
38 • Preparations
Relay Recordingof Movies
You can activate the 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 I_1, you can use memory card I_1 for
relay recording (_,, [_). _
only: When recording in the built-in
memory, you can choose to use only memory card I_1 for relay recording (1_ _), or use both memory cards (1_ _,, [_).
Operatingmodes:
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 (_
only):
memory card slot IBI or both memory card slots.
• When relay recording from memory card IBl: memory card slot
I_1only.
2 Activate
_
the relay recording.
[FuNC:] @ [MENu]
[I_]
(_
[ReC Media f0r M0vies] _}
0n)y) 0i [_]
_} Desired option
_} [Re!ay Rec0rding]
_}[X]
* The approximate available recording time will now reflect the combined space in
the memories used for relay recording.
(_)
NOTES
• _
You cannot use relay recording from the built-in memory to
memory card I_1.When using a single memory card, be sure to insert it
into memory card slot I_1.
• 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.
Preparations
* 39
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
(l_ilri_
only) 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 during
playback.
Operating
modes:
1
1 Power the camcorder
using the compact
power adapter.
Do not disconnect the power source or turn off the camcorder until the
initialization is completed.
2 Initialize the memory.
ml,?,[I
[FUNCI]* @[MENU]
e _
::[1_ Built-in Meml], [_fi_ Metal
i@
[Initialize]
ix]
_} [Complete
_} [nitialize
l_!r_q] _}
Card A] or [_q Mernl Card B]
Initialization]*
i:
_} [Yes]** _} [OK]
:
[FUNC
]* _} [MENU] e _
_} :[Initialize r_q]
[_fi_ Metal Card A] 0r [/[_ Metal Card B] @ [Initialize]
* Tbuch this option if you want to physically erase all the dale ralher than just clear
the file allocation table of the memory.
** If you selected the [Complete Initializalion] 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.
40 * Preparations
IMPORTANT
• Initializing
thememory
willpermanently
erase
allrecordings.
Lost
originalrecordings
cannot
berecovered.
Make
sure
yousave
important
recordings
inadvance
using
anexternal
device
(_ 130).
• Initializing
amemory
cardwillpermanently
erase
anymusic
files
you
mayhave
transferred
tothecard.(l_i;i'l_ilThemusic
filesthatcome
pre-installed
inthebuilt-in
memory
willberestored
after
itisinitialized.)
-Windows
users:
Use
thesupplied
software
ImageMixer
3SEto
transfer
music
files
fromthesupplied
Camcorder
Supplemental
Disc
toamemory
card
after
itisinitialized.
Fordetails,
refer
tothe
'lmageMixer
3SESoftware
Guide'
(PDF
file).
- MacOSusers:
UseFinder
totransfer
music
files
from
the[MUSIC]
folder
onthesupplied
Camcorder
Supplemental
Disc
toamemory
card
after
itisinitialized.
Refer
toAbout the music files (_ 212) 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.
• _
Initializing the built-in memory using the [Complete Initialization] option can take some time (about 1.5 hours).
Preparations
*
41
Dual Shot Mode
This chapter covers how to easily record video and photos in
the all-automatic Dual Shot mode, and how to use basic shooting functions like zoom and Quick Start. To enjoy full access to
menus and more advanced functions, refer to the relevant
chapters for video ([_ 59) and photos ([_
108).
Basic Recording
ShootingVideo and Taking Photos in Dual Shot Mode
Operatingmodes:
1 Set the mode switch to ,_.
2 Turn on the camcorder.
• By default, movies and photos are
recorded in the built-in memory
(_
only) or on memory card
(l_'J_ti_). You can select the
memory that will be used to record
movies and photos 1[_ 38).
• Please read the IMPORTANT
section (C_} 44) before using an
Eye-Fi card.
To record
Press
Press
video
START/STOPiSTART/STOP
to begin recording.
again to pause the recording.
To take photos
1 Press _PHOTO halfway.
Once the focus is automatically adjusted, Q will turn green and one or
more AF frames will appear.
2 Press .PHOTOfully.
The ACCESS indicator will flash as the photo is being recorded.
42 • Dual Shot Mode
When you have finished recording
1 Make sure that the ACCESS indicator is off.
2 Turn off the camcorder.
3 Close the LCD panel.
About Dual Shot
° Only the following funct ons are avanaole in
mode.
- Zoom !l_ 46).
- QUICKStart (El:3 47!
- Video snapsnot I_ 69).
- Advanced -nage stabilization modes (1_ 64', to snoot video wme
wa K qg or to stabilize the ShOt Wnlle zooming in on faraway
suoJecIs ttelep qoto
- Face detection (1_ 67) to get beautiful shots of PedDle every
time. tracKing tne suqect even _ the oerson moves.
- Touch & Track (1_ 68) to tracK diner moving SuDJecIs, Keening
them in focus and using [ne oesI semngs _o record [nem.
About the Smart AUTO mode
When shooting 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
mode icon will change to one of the following icons.
Dual Shot Mode
*
43
People (stationary)
People (moving)
_
)
(_
)
t _.
_
t_
Subjects other than people.
sucn as landscapes
Close objects
'
)
The icon In parenmeses aDoears under DaCKIIght conditions.
O
People (stationary)
H
--
People (moving)
_
--
Subjects other than eeoDle.
sucn as landscapes
_
Close objects
_
_
--
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.
44 • Dual Shot Mode
• Be sure to save your recordings regularly ([_ 130), especially after
making important recordings. Canon shall not be liable for any loss or
corruption of data.
• When recording photos on an Eye-Fi card in memory card slot Q, 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 ([_ 150).
(_)
NOTES
• Aboutthe PowerSavemode: If _
_} [Power Saving Mode] _} [Auto
Power Off] is set to [l'i'J_ll 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 [_0WER"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 (CJ_}27) or
adjust the brightness of the LCD screen with the _
_} [LCD Brightness] setting. _
You can also use the viewfinder (CJ_]28).
• When taking photos:
- If the subject is not suitable for autofocus, _ turns yellow. Set the
camcorder to _
mode and adjust the focus manually ([_ 76).
- When the subject is too bright, [Overexp.] will flash on the screen. In
such case, use the optional 58 mm ND4-L or ND8-L filter.
• 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 M manual mode ([_ 59, 108).
• In
mode, menus cannot be accessed but the following settings
can be changed in advance, before setting the mode switch to ,_.
- I-_/F_-I
menu: [AF mode], [Auto Slow Shutter], [POWERED IS
Button].
- _
menu: [Video Snapshot Length], [Rec Media for Movies],
[Recording Mode], [Rec Media for Photos], [Photo Size/Quality],
[Simultaneous Recording].
- _
menu: All settings.
Dual Shot Mode
*
45
Zooming
Operating
modes:
1
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
200x digital zoom with the _
_} [Digital Zoom] setting.
Usingthe ZoomLever or WirelessController
Move the zoom lever toward W
(wide angle) to zoom out. Move it
toward T (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.
W Zoom
out
Usingthe TouchScreen'sZoomControls
1
Display the zoom controls on the touch screen.
* Not necessary in
mode.
• The zoom controls appear on the left side of the screen.
46 • Dual Shot Mode
T Zoom
in
2 Touch the zoom controls
the zoom.
to operate
Touch anywhere within the W area to
zoom out or anywhere within the T area
to zoom in. Touch closer to the center for
a slow zoom; touch closer to the _/li]l
icons for faster zooms.
3 Touch [X]
(_
to hide the zoom controls.
NOTES
• Keep at least 1 m (3.3 ft.) away from the subject. At full wide angle, you
can focus on a subject as close as 1 cm (0.39 in.).
• In
or
mode, you can also set I-_/1_
_
[Zoom Speed] to one of three constant speeds (3 is the fastest, 1 the
slowest).
• When [Zoom Speed] is set to [_
Variable]:
- When you use the T and W buttons on the wireless controller, the
zoom speed will be constant at [_
Speed 3].
- The zoom speed will be faster in record pause mode than when
actually recording, except when pre-recording (CJ_]66) is activated.
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 (1_
only), the camcorder is ready to
start recording in approximately 1 second*, allowing you to record the
subject right away.
* The actual time requiredvariesdepending on the shooting conditions.
Operating
modes:
1 With the camcorder
panel.
1
on and in a recording
mode, close the LCD
A beep will sound and the green ON/OFF (CHG) indicator will change
to orange to indicate the camcorder entered standby mode.
Dual Shot Mode
*
47
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. Restore the viewfinder to its original position to
set the camcorder to standby mode.
O
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 if the LCD panel is closed
while the ACCESS indicator is on or flashing, while a menu is being displayed, or while the viewfinder is pulled out (lll-i;_il only). The camcorder
may also not enter standby mode if the LCD panel is closed while the
double memory card slot cover is open or when the battery charge is
too low. Check that the ON/OFF (CHG) indicator changes to orange.
• About standbymodeand auto power off:
- The camcorder will power off automatically if left in standby mode for
10 minutes. Press {Po_ERI 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 _
_} [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.
48 •
Dual Shot Mode
Video
This chapter covers functions related to movies, including playback, advanced shooting, advanced functions and playlist and
scene operations. For details about basic video shooting, refer
to Dual Shot Mode (_ 42).
Basic Playback
PlayingBack the Video
Operatingmodes:
....
1!,ii;:__i!iJ!!!i
iil
!i !i!i!iii!ii!:i!iiiili!i
Press ['n,=_.
You can also press and hold
on the wireless controller for more
than 2 seconds to switch between
shooting and playback mode.
2 Open the [Original] index screen, if
it is not displayed.
Video
*
49
3 Look for the scene you want to play back.
Move the zoom lever toward W to show 15 scenes per page; move it
toward T to show 6 scenes per page.
%
Memory being read.
Index screen currently displayed.
_ Drag your finger left for the next index page*.
4 Drag your finger right for the previous index page*.
5_Select a different index screen to read different content or
from a different memory (CJ_}53).
Scene's timeline (CJ_} 91) and recording information.
Narrow down the scenes shown in the index screen
(C3 56).
* 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,
50 * Video
4 Touch
thedesired
scene
toplayitback.
• Playback
willstart
from
thescene
selected
andcontinue
until
theend
ofthelastscene
intheindex
screen.
• Touch
thescreen
during
playback
todisplay
theplayback
controls.
%
%
i8]
%
Stop the playback.
Jump to the beginning of the scene. Double-tap to jump
to the previous scene.
_ Pause the playback.
4 Drag your finger left and right along the volume bar to
adjust the volume.
Touch anywhere else to hide the playback controls.
i_ Fast playback backward*.
Jump to the next scene.
i8_ Fast playback forward*.
* Touchseveraltimes to increasethe playbackspeed to approximately5x _ 15x _ 60x the normal speed, Duringfast playback,
touch anywhereon the screen to return to normalplayback,
Video
* 51
Duringplayback pause:
Resume playback.
Slow playback backward*.
Slow playback forward*.
* lbuch severaltimes to increasethe playbackspeed 1/8 > 1/4 the
normal speed, Duringslow playback,touch anywhereon 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
• 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.
52 • Video
The Index SelectionScreen: Selecting the Contentto PlayBack
From the index selection screen you can select the content you want to
play back (original scenes, playlist, or photos, for example). You can
also select the memory from which you want to play back your recordings.
Operating
modes:
1
In any index screen, touch [(,_E]'_].
During single photo view, touch the screen once to display the controls
then touch [_] to open the [Photos] index screen.
i_ Touch the tab of the desired memory: built-in memory
(lll-'_!_il_i] only), memory card _II or memory card Q.
i2_ Touch a control button to select the content you want to
play back.
Video * 53
Options
[Original]
Original movies as you recorded them.
[Playlist]
Scenes that were added to the playlist ([_ 98) and may
have been rearranged to your liking.
[3D Flip View]
[Photos]
See the following section ([_ 55).
Display the photo index screen.
[SD Scenes] (l_]i;ilri_
Only when a memory card is selected)
Scenes that were converted to standard definition to upload
them to the Web ([_ 146) or to create standard DVD discs
([_} 140). Touch [SD Scenes] and then [For Web (MPEG-2)] or
[For DVD (SD-VIDEO)] as necessary.
[Video Snapshot] To display only video snapshot scenes. Touch
this control button first and then [Original] or [Playlist] as necessary.
(_
NOTES
• Fast/slow playback modes are not available for scenes converted to
standard definition. Scenes in the [SD Scenes] index screens can only
be played back at normal speed.
54 • Video
3DFlipView
3D Flip View is a fun way to display your video recordings
scenes) in a 3D layout, organized by recording date.
(original
In any index screen, touch [(,FE]_] @ [3D Flip View].
During single photo view, touch the screen once to display the controls
then touch [_'_] to open the [Photos] index screen.
%
Drag your finger up and down to browse through the
scenes recorded in the displayed date.
T Drag your finger left to go to the next date with recordings.
_ Touch the scene in the front to play it back.
j4 Currently selected recording date.
Drag your finger right to go to the previous date with
recordings.
6_Current scene / Total number of scenes recorded on the
selected date.
Video * 55
Narrowing Down the ScenesShown in the Index Screen
From the [Original] index screen, you can narrow down the scenes
shown, leaving only scenes that were recorded on a specific date or
only those scenes in which people's faces were detected.
Operating
modes:
1
Showing Only Scenes that Contain People's Faces
This will narrow down the scenes shown in the [Original] index screen,
leaving only scenes that were recorded using face detection (_ 67)
and in which people's faces were detected.
1 Open the [Original]
index screen, if it is not displayed.
2 Narrow down the scenes shown.
• [_ Faces] appears instead of [All Scenes]. To show all scenes again,
touch [_
_O-:_
Faces] and then [All Scenes].
Showing Only Scenes Recorded on a Specific Date
This will narrow down the scenes shown in the [Original] or [Video
Snapshot] --> [Original] index screen, leaving only scenes that were
recorded on the date you choose.
1 Open the [Original] or [Video Snapshot]
56 • Video
--> [Original] index screen.
2 Open the calendar
screen.
• Dates that contain scenes (that is, movies were recorded on that
date) appear in black against a silver background. Dates without
recordings appear grayed out.
• Touch [_1] or [1_] to jump to the previous/next calendar month that
contains recordings.
3 Touch the desired
date.
The selected date appears instead of [All Scenes]. To show all scenes
again, touch [_ (the date displayed on the screen)] and then [All
Scenes].
(_)
NOTES
• You can change on what day to start the week for the calendar display
with the _
_ [Calendar Start Day] setting.
Deleting Scenes
You can delete those scenes that you are not interested in keeping.
Deleting scenes allows you also to free up space on the memory. See
also Deleting Scenes from the Playlist ([_ 99).
Operating
modes:
1 Open the index screen that contains
delete.
1
the scenes you want to
• [Original] or [Video Snapshot] --> [Original] index screen: To delete all
the scenes recorded on a specific date, narrow down the scenes
shown to scenes recorded on that date (CJ_]56).
2 Touch [G] to open the scene selection
screen.
Video * 57
3 Touch
ontheindividual
scenes
youwanttodelete.
• Acheckmark
-/ willappear
onscenes
selected.
Touch
aselected
scene
again
toremove
thecheckmark.
• Toselect
allthescenes
atonce:
Touch
[Select
All]instead
of
touching
individual
scenes.
(Remove
inadvance
anycheckmarks
fromscenes
youmayhave
selected
individually.)
4 Delete
thescenes.
* Tbuch [Stopj to interrupt the operalion while it is in progress, Some scenes may
be deleted nevertheless,
IMPORTANT
• Be careful when deleting original recordings. Once deleted, original
scenes cannot be recovered.
• Save copies of important scenes before deleting them ([_} 133).
• 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
• Deleting a scene from the [Original] index screen also deletes that scene
from the playlist.
• To delete all movies and make all recordable space available again you
may prefer to initialize the memory ([_] 40).
58 • Video
AdvancedFunctions
ShootingVideo in M ManualMode
When the mode switch is set to M (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
([_} 61).
Operating
modes:
....
1 Set the mode switch to M.
2 Turn on the camcorder.
By default, movies are recorded in
the built-in memory (_
only)
or on memory card _II (lll-'_l_[_). You
can select the memory that will be
used to record movies ([_ 38).
3 Press START/STOP
recording.
Press _START/STOP
recording.
0
to begin
again to pause the
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 (1_} 130), especially after
making important recordings. Canon shall not be liable for any loss or
corruption of data.
Video • 59
(_ NOTES
• Thezoom,
Quick
Start
function,
power
saving
modes,
etc.operate
the
same
wayin
mode
asin
mode.
Fordetails,
refer
toDua/
Shot Mode (C_ 42).
Selecting the Video Quality (RecordingMode)
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:
.....
NOTES
• Scenes recorded in MXP mode cannot be saved onto AVCHD discs
using the optional DW-1 O0 DVD Burner. Use the supplied software
ImageMixer 3 SE to back up such scenes.
• 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.
60 • Video
Approximate
recording
times
I oetaultvalue::
xP+
Memo[y 4,......
4 GB
20 rain
30 min.
40 rain,
- hr.
" nr.
10 min.
30 min.
" nr,
2 hr.
3 nr.
25 rain.
20 rain.
Memory card
8 GB
40 rain.
" nr
Memory card
166B
- nr.
2hr.
Memory card
25 mln.
5 rain.
50 rain.
2hr
45 min.
4hr
5 mm.
6hr,
32 6B Memory card/
IBuilt-in
2 hr.
55 mm.
4 hr.
10 rain.
5 hr.
45 mln.
9 hr.
35 rain.
12 nr,
15 rain.3
5hr.
55 rMn.
8hr.
20 rain.
-- nr.
30 rMn.
19hr.
10 rnin?
24hr.
30 rain.3
memory 2
1_64
GB
Built-in mem0ry 2
1 Recorded in 1 D20 x 1.080 resolution. Movies recorded using omer recoralng
modes are recorded in 1.440 x 1,080 resolution
2 _
At the time of purchase, the buLIt=_r_
memory contaLns about 75 MB
of music f es,
3 A single scene can be recorded cont]nuousb for 12 hours: at that point, the
cart corder wi/_stoo _or aeou_ 3 seconds before resuming recording
SpecialScene RecordingPrograms
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:
[EuNC.] @ [ReC: Programs] @ [@ portrait] _}
Desired rec0rd ng program
[X]
Video
*
61
Options
(* Default
value)
[_. Portrait]*
The camcerder uses a large aperture, to achieve a sharp focus on the subject
while blurring the background.
[_,Sports]
To record sports scenes such as
tennis or golf.
[-_
Night Scene]
lower noise.
To record nightscapes with
[_tCSnow]
To record in bright ski resorts without
the subject being underexposed.
[t_Beach]
To record on a sunny beach without
the subject being underexposed.
[,__Sunset]
[_
Low Light]
[_,Spotlight]
62 ° Video
To record sunsets in vibrant colors.
To record in low-light situations.
To record spotlit scenes.
[i,i.'-."Fireworks]
(_
To record fireworks.
NOTES
• [_. Portrait]/[_, Sports]/[_l_¢ Snow]/[!_-_ Beach]: The picture may not
appear smooth during playback.
• [_. Portrait]: The blur effect of the background increases the more you
zoom in (T).
• [_1_¢Snow]/[,_ Beach]: The subject may become overexposed on
cloudy days or in shaded places. Check the image on the screen.
• [8 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.
• [i_i,'-."Fireworks]:
- To avoid camcorder blur (blur due to the camcorder moving) we
recommend using a tripod.
- In _
mode, slower shutter speeds are used so blur is more likely to
occur. Stabilize the camcorder, for example, by mounting it on a
tripod.
CinemaMode:Givinga CinematicLook to your Recordings
Give your recordings a cinematic look by using
the [l_Z:_
Cine Mode] recording program. Combine
this recording program with the 24 fps progressive
frame rate [IT-_[I PF24] or [IF#Ji 24F] to get the
enhanced effect of the 24p Cinema Mode.
Operating
modes:
_
_
....
1
Video * 63
To set the [_
Cine Mode] recording program
_' [ReCl Programs]
Operating
modes:
To change
_)
_
cine
M0d!!
_, [X]
....
the frame
[FUNCl]
_, [_
rate
[MENU]
_
_
_
[Frame Rate] _
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(_
NOTES
• Movies recorded with the [Ik'trt 24F] frame rate cannot be converted to
standard definition using the camcorder. If you want to upload your
movies to video sharing Web sites, set the frame rate to [F.r'_'l PF24] or
convert the movies to standard definition using the supplied software
ImageMixer 3 SE.
AdvancedImage 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:
I
iiii
64 * Video
Options(*Default
value
in
mode)
[_
Dynamic]*
(
mode only) 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.
[D
Standard], [D
On] 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]
pod.
Use this setting when the camcorder is mounted on a tri-
Powered IS
When shooting video, you can use Powered IS to make the image
stabilization even more powerful. Powered IS is most effective when
you are stationary and zooming n 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
Press and hold POWERED
IS as long as
you want to activate Powered IS.
• _J appears in yellow, wme
Powered IS is activated.
•
YOU can
cnan(
[POWERED
IS button ( ong press or
;oggle on/oft) with me _
@
[POWERED IS Button] setting.
(_)
NOTES
• If the degree of camcorder shake is too high, the image stabilizer may
not be able to fully compensate.
• Powered IS is not available in
mode.
• For surveying and following shots, when you pan the camcorder from
side to side or tilt it up and down, we recommend setting the IS mode
to [_
Dynamic] or [_
Standard].
Video * 65
Pre-Rec0rding
The camcorder will start recording 3 seconds before you press
iSTARTISTOP, 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 Activate
the pre-recording
[FuNC:]
_
function.
[_ pre REC] _
[!'_11 on] _
[x]
• _) appears.
• Repeat, selecting [1'_'_ Off], to turn off pre-recording.
2 Press
sTARi:/sToP .
The scene recorded in the memory will start 3 seconds before
[STAi_i_/ST6Pwas pressed.
(_
NOTES
• While pre-recording
cation sounds.
is activated, the camcorder will not emit any notifi-
• The camcorder will not record the full 3 seconds prior to pressing
_TART/sTOP
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.
- Pressing [,n.-_ or VIDEOSNAP
.
- Changing the position of the mode switch.
- Changing the camcorder's operating mode.
- Setting the camcorder to standby mode.
- Changing any of the setup menu settings or changing the following
settings in the FUNC. panel: [Rec. Programs], [White Balance], [AGC
Limit], [Digital Effect] or [Image Stabilizer].
66 * Video
Face Detection
The camcorder automatically detects people's faces and uses this
information to select the optimal settings for beautiful videos and photos.
Operating
_
modes:
1
POINTSTOCHECK
• Select a recording program other than [._.8 Night Scene], [8 Low Light]
or [)i,'-."Fireworks].
By default, face detection is activated. If the function was turned off, perform the following procedure to turn it on.
Ph [FUNC:] @ [MENU] @_Z_
_ [Face Detection &Tracking]
@
@_ [!'_11 On L_,'] @_[X]
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.
Touch a different
face on the
touch screen to optimize the
camcorder's settings for that
person.
Mainsubject
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.
Video * 67
• Face
detection
cannot
beused
when
theshutter
speed
used
isslower
than1/30(1/24
iftheframe
rateissetto[l_r'_[I
PF24]
or[IFJ_J3
24F])
or
when
thedigital
zoom
isactivated
atmore
than40xzoom
(dark
blue
area
onthezoom
bar).
• When
facedetection
isactivated,
theslowest
shutter
speed
used
bythe
camcorder
is1/30(1/24
iftheframe
rateissetto[l_r'_[I
PF24]
or
[IFJ_J324F]).
Touch& Track
When recording people, face detection (CJ_]67) will track the main subject and adjust the optimal settings. But also when recording other
moving subjects such as your pet, a moving vehicle or people not facing the camera directly, you can use Touch & Track to keep your subject in focus and achieve the best results.
Operating
modes:
1
1 Make sure face detection
2 Point the camcorder
the touch screen.
is activated
(CJ_]67).
at a moving subject and touch the subject on
• A white double frame will appear around the subject and track it as it
moves.
• Touch [Cancel _ _] to remove the frame and cancel the tracking.
(_
NOTES
• 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.
68 * Video
VideoSnapshot
Record a series of short scenes or capture short scenes from a movie
you have previously recorded. Play your video snapshot scenes set to
your favorite music ([_ 93) to create your own fun music video. You
will be surprised how by changing the background music, you can give
your scenes an entirely new feel.
RecordingVideoSnapshotScenes
Operatingmodes:
1 Press [ViBEOSN_#.
• A blue border appears on the
screen.
• Press [_i5E6 SNA# again to return
to normal video recording mode.
2 Press
START/STOP,
• By default, the camcorder records
for about 4 seconds (the blue frame
serves as a visual progress bar)
and then automatically returns to record pause mode. You can
change the length of video snapshot scenes with the _
_}
[Video Snapshot Length] setting.
• When the camcorder stops recording, the screen will momentarily
turn black as if a camera shutter had released.
• In index screens, video snapshot scenes are indicated with the IlU
mark.
(_NOTES
• Changing the camcorder's
snapshot mode.
operating mode will deactivate the video
Video
* 69
Digital Effects
Operating
_)
modes:
..........
NC:] @ [_
Digita! Effects]
@ Desired fader/effecti
@
[xl
* You can preview the digital effect on the screen.
• The icon of the selected digital effect appears in green. Effects are
applied immediately.
To fade in/out
Press START/SToP
in record pause mode (011) to start recording with
a fade in. Press [sTARi_/sTOPwhile recording (0) to fade out and pause
the recording.
Options
(* Default
value)
[_
Off]*
Select this setting when you do not intend to use the digital effects.
[r_
Black & White]*
white.
[r_
Sepia]*
Records movies and photos in sepia tones for an
"old" look.
Records movies and photos in black and
[1"=_'1
FadeTrigger/Once],[[]0 FadeTrigger/Always],[I-"_'JWipe/Once],
[[]0 Wipe/Always]
Select one of the faders to begin or end a
scene with a fade from or to a black screen. You can choose to
activate the fader only once, or every time you press
sTARi:/sToPI to begin or end a scene.
* Only these
(_)
digital
effects are availablein _
mode,
NOTES
• When you apply a fader, not only the picture but also the sound will fade
in or out. When you apply an effect, the sound will be recorded normally.
• Faders cannot be used when recording video snapshot scenes or when
pre-recording is activated.
70 • Video
Manually Setting the Shutter Speed or Aperture
[P
Programmed AE] is the default automatic exposure (AE) recording
program; using it, you can change functions like the white balance or
image effects. Select one of the other AE recording programs to control
the shutter speed or aperture.
Operating
modes:
[FuNC:]
_} [Rec, Pr0grams]
[Tv shutter-Pall AE] 0r
[Av Aperture-Pri.
AE] _} Drag your finger left and right
along
Options
the dial to set the desired
shutter
speed (Tv) or
(* Default value)
[P Programmed AE]* The camcorder automatically adjusts the
aperture and shutter speed to obtain the optimal exposure for
the subject.
[Tv Shutter-Pri. AE] Set the shutter speed value. The camcorder
automatically sets the appropriate aperture value.
[Av Aperture-Pri. AE] Set the aperture value. The camcorder automatically sets the appropriate shutter speed.
V+deo *
71
(_
NOTES
• ['Iv Shutter-Pri. AE]:
- On screen only the denominator is displayed - ['IV 250] indicates a
shutter speed of 1/250 second, etc.
- In _
mode, when the frame rate is set to [l_r'_l PF24] or
[F#Ji 24F], the shutter speeds available will be the following: 1/6,
1/12, 1/24, 1/48, 1/60, 1/100, 1/250, 1/500, 1/1000 and 1/2000.
- 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.
- Recordingmovies underfluorescentlights: If the screen starts to flicker,
select ['IV Shutter-Priority AE] and set the shutter speed to 1/100.
• lAY Aperture-Priority 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.
• This function can also be assigned to the custom key/dial (CJ_]89).
72 • Video
Shutter Speed and Aperture Value Guidelines
With slower shutter speed youcan add a nice
motion blur and sense of movement.
With faster shutter speeds youcan "freeze the
action" for powerful images of moving subjects,4 .....
mode I1_
_11
mode
1/2
With small aperture values only the subject is in
focus and the background is softly blurred. Great
for portraits or to isolate a single object.
With large aperture values everypart of
the image is clearly in focus. Good
for landscapes and architectural shots.4
4
modeI)F2.0
O
F1.8
F2.8
F2.4
F4.0
F3.4
F5.6
F4.8
More gm
411Lens aperture I_
Shallow
_11Depth of Field I1_
F8.0
F6.7
O
Less Ign[
Deep
Video + 73
Manual ExposureAdjustment
At times, backlit subjects may appear too dark (underexposed) or subjects under very strong lights may appear too bright or glaring (overexposed). To correct this, you can adjust the exposure manually or use
the Touch AE function to automatically set the optimal exposure for the
subject you select. This is convenient when the brightness of the subject you want to shoot is noticeably brighter/darker than the general
brightness of the image.
Operating
_
modes:
1
P0_NTSTOCHECK
• Select a recording program other than [i,i.'-."Fireworks].
1 Open the exposure
adjustment
screen.
xpoiUi
2 Touch a subject that appears inside the []
frame.
• The Touch AE mark (,.',) 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 [M] 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 [M] again to return the camcorder to automatic exposure.
3 Drag your finger up and down along the dial to set the exposure
adjustment value.
The adjustment range may vary depending on the initial brightness of
the image, and some values may be grayed out.
4 Touch [X] to lock the exposure at the selected value.
During exposure lock, [] and the selected exposure adjustment value
will appear on the screen.
74 • Video
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 []
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:
* [buch
(_
[Normal] to return the camcorder
to normal Tbuch AE settings.
NOTES
• This function can also be assigned to the custom key/dial (_ 89).
• If the recording program is changed during exposure lock, the camcorder will return to automatic exposure.
• When shooting subjects with a strong light source behind them, the
camcorder automatically corrects for the backlight. You can turn off the
automatic backlight correction with the I-_-I/F_-I
_} [Auto Backlight
Correction] setting.
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 [1_'_ 100%] only areas that will
lose detail in the highlight areas will be identified, while [t_'8 70%] will
identify also areas that are dangerously close to losing detail.
* [buch again to turn off the zebra pattern.
• The zebra pattern will appear on the overexposed areas of the picture.
Video
*
75
NOTES
• Using the zebra pattern will not affect your recordings.
Automatic Gain Control (AGO)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:
_b [FUNCl] @ [_
AGc Limit] @ [M Manua!]i@
_Drag
your finger eft and righ t along the dial toset
iimit@
the AGC
[X]
* Tbuch [A Automatic] to removethe limit for the automatic gain control,
• The AGC limit selected appears on the screen.
NOTES
• This function can also be assigned to the custom key/dial ([_ 89).
Manual FocusAdjustment
Autofocus may not work well on the following subjects.
focus manually.
• Reflective surfaces
• Subjects with low contrast
or without vertical lines
Operating
76 * Video
modes:
In such case,
* Fast moving subjects
* Through wet windows
• Night scenes
1
_ POINTS
TO
CHECK
• Adjust the zoom before you start the procedure.
1 Open the manual focus screen.
2 Touch a subject that appears inside the ® frame.
• The Touch AF mark (,,',) will flash and the focusing distance will be
adjusted automatically. You have the option to further adjust the
focus manually as necessary.
• You can touch [MF] instead to adjust the focus manually without
activating the Touch AF function.
• The manual focus controls and the current focusing distance appear
(for reference only).
• Touch [MF] again to return the camcorder to autofocus.
3 Touch and hold [_t,] or [.]
to adjust the focus.
• You can use the peaking function (I_} 78) to help you adjust the
focus manually in a more precise manner.
• The center of the screen will be magnified to help you focus more
easily. You can also turn off this function with the _
_} [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
_} [Distance Units] setting.
• If you wish to focus on faraway subjects such as mountains or
fireworks, touch and hold [_t,] until the focusing distance changes to
OO.
4 Touch [X]
to lock the focus at the selected
distance.
During manual focus, [MF] will appear on the screen.
(1[_) NOTES
• While the optional Wide-converter or Tele-converter is attached, the
focusing distance displayed will be incorrect.
• This function can also be assigned to the custom key/dial (_ 89).
Video * 77
Using the Peaking Function
Peaking can help you achieve correct focus when focusing manually.
While peaking is activated, the outlines of subjects that are properly in
focus are emphasized and shown in color. You can use the black and
white setting to create an even stronger contrast, making it even easier
to verify if the subject is in focus.
* Touch [fr] to select the peaking settings as described below,
**Tbuch again to turn off the peaking function,
• The outlines of subjects correctly in focus will be shown in color.
To turn the image to black and while using peaking
To select the color of the peaking outlines
_
(_)
[fr]_}
[Red]
[BiUe ] o i [YelloW] _} [2:)]
NOTES
• Using the peaking function will not affect your recordings.
78 • Video
White Balance
The white balance function helps you to accurately reproduce colors
under different lighting conditions so that white objects will always look
truly white in your recordings.
Operating
_
modes:
1
POINTSTOCHECK
• Select a recording program other than the Special Scene recording programs.
* When you select [_ Custom WB], Set the custom white balance with the following procedure before touching [X],
To set the custom
white balance
Point the camcorder at a white object,
and touch [Set WB].
so it fills the whole screen,
When the adjustment is completed, _. stops flashing and disappears.
The camcorder will retain the custom white balance even if you turn it off.
Options
(* Default value)
[A_ Automatic]*
The camcorder automatically sets the white balance for natural looking colors.
[_
Daylight]
[_,
Shade]
[_I_ Cloudy]
[_
To record outdoors on a bright day.
To record in shaded places.
To record on a cloudy day.
Fluorescent] To record under warm white, cool white or warmwhite-type (3-wavelength) fluorescent lighting.
[,',_ Fluorescent H] To record under daylight or daylight-type
(3-wavelength) fluorescent lighting.
[',.8,-'Tungsten] To record under tungsten and tungsten-type
(3-wavelength) fluorescent lighting.
[_
Custom WB]
Use the custom white balance setting to make
white subjects appear white under colored lighting.
Video * 79
(_ NOTES
• When
youselect
thecustom
white
balance:
- Set_ _ [Digital
Zoom] to [r_t oft].
- Reset the white balance when you change locations or the lighting or
other conditions change.
- Depending on the light source, _ may keep flashing. The result will
still be better than with [AWB
Automatic].
• Custom white balance may provide better results in the following cases:
- Changing lighting conditions
- Close-ups
- Subjects in a single color (sky, sea or forest)
- Under mercury lamps and certain types of fluorescent lights
• Depending on the type of fluorescent light, optimal color balance may
not be obtained with [_ Fluorescent] or [,_ Fluorescent H]. If the color
looks unnatural, select [AWB
Automatic] or [_ Custom WB].
Digital Tele-Converter
Using the digital tele-converter, you can digitally increase the focal
length of the camcorder by a factor of approx. 1.7 and record the
enlarged image at full HD resolution.
Operating
modes:
* Touch again to deactivatethe digital tele-converter,
• The center of the screen will be enlarged approximately 1.7 times.
(_
NOTES
• You can attach the optional TL-H58 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
simultaneously at [LW 3264xl 840] size.
80 • Video
Image Effects
You can use the image effects to change the color saturation
trast to record movies and photos with special color effects.
Operating
_
modes:
and con-
1
POINTSTOCHECK
• Select a recording program other than the Special Scene recording programs.
_,) [FuNC, ] _} [MENU] _}
Desired 0pt on @[X]
_Z_
_} [Image
Effects]
_}
[
* When you select [8_ Custom Effect],set the custom image effect with the bllowing procedurebefore touching [X],
To set the custom image effect
1 Touch [+1], [-1] or [0] to set the desired [Color Depth] level.
2 Touch [_1] or [ll_] to select [Sharpness], [Contrast] and
[Brightness] and adjust their levels the same way.
Options
(* Default value)
[_FF Off]*
Records with no image enhancing effects.
[ev Vivid]
Emphasizes the contrast and color saturation.
[8,
Neutral]
Tones down the contrast and color saturation.
[£,s Low Sharpening]
Records subjects with softened outlines.
[Ps_ Soft Skin Detail]
Softens the details in the skin tone area for a
more complimentary appearance. To obtain the best effect, use
this setting when recording a person in close-up. Note that areas
similar to the skin color may lack in detail.
[8c Custom Effect]
Allows you to adjust the color depth, brightness, contrast, and sharpness of the image.
[Color Depth]: (-1) Shallower, (+1) Richer.
[Sharpness]: (-1) Softer, (+1) Sharper.
[Contrast]: (-1) Softer, (+1) Sharper.
[Brightness]: (-1) Darker, (+1) Brighter.
Video
*
81
Mini Video Light
You can turn on the mini video light to shoot video or take photos in
dark places.
Operating
modes:
[EUNc:]
e
I
[4_ Video
Eight] _} [_11 on] _} [Xl
• The mini video light pops up and lights up and _ appears on the
screen.
• Repeat, selecting [1_ Off], to turn offthe mini video light and gently
press the pop-up mini video light to close it.
(_
NOTES
• We recommend not using the mini video light while the optional Wideconverter or Tele-converter is attached; its shadow can appear on the
screen.
Using an External Video Light
You can use the optional VL-5 Video Light or VFL-2 Video Flash Light
when you need a video light that is stronger than the built-in mini video
light.
Attach the optional
video light to the mini advanced
shoe.
• Refer to Using the MiniAdvanced Shoe (C_ 86).
• ,,_'- appears 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.
(_
NOTES
• When an optional video light is attached to the mini advanced shoe, the
built-in mini video light will be disabled. To use the built-in mini video
light, turn off the optional video light.
82 • Video
Self Timer
Operating
modes:
[EUNC.]
@ [MENU]
@ @
@ [Self Timer]@
• @ appears.
• Repeat, selecting [ra_ off], to turn off the self timer.
mode: In record pause mode, press
[sTART/sToP
I.
The camcorder starts recording after a 10-second countdown*.
countdown appears on the screen.
The
mode: Press [PHOTO, first halfway to activate the autofocus
and then fully.
The camcorder will record the photo after a 10-second countdown*.
countdown appears on the screen.
The
* 2 seconds when usingthe wireless controller.
(_
NOTES
• Once the countdown has begun, any of the following actions will cancel
the self timer.
- Pressing sTARfJsToPi (when recording movies) or [PHOTO fully (when
recording photos).
- Turning off the camcorder.
- Changing the camcorder's operating mode.
- Setting the camcorder to standby mode.
Audio RecordingLevel
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:
.....
Video
* 83
ManualAdjustmentof the AudioRecordingLevel
1 Open the manual audio recording level adjustment screen.
• The audio level indicator and current audio recording level will appear
on the screen.
• Touch [A Automatic] to return the camcorder to automatic audio
recording levels.
Manualaudiolevel adjustment
Audio levelindicator
Current audio level
Audio leveladjustmentbar
2 Touch and hold [_1] or [1_] to adjust the audio recording
necessary.
level as
As a guideline, adjust the audio recording level so that the audio level
meter will go to the right of the -12 dB mark (yellow area) only
occasionally.
3 Touch [X]
To display
to lock the audio recording
level at the current
level.
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.
[FUNC.] _}[{
Mic: Level] _}
]Audio Level Indicator] _[X]
84 • Video
[A Automatic
] @
(_
NOTES
• When the audio level meter reaches the red point (0 dB), the sound may
be distorted.
• If the audio level is too high and the sound gets distorted, activate the
microphone attenuator with the _
_ [Microphone Attenuator[ setting (or [Surround Mic Attenuator[ when the optional SM-V1 Surround
Microphone is attached to the camcorder).
• We recommend using headphones to check the sound level while
adjusting the audio recording level or when the microphone attenuator
is activated.
• This function can also be assigned to the custom key/dial (CC189).
Using Headphones
Use headphones for playback or to check the audio level while recording. The headphones are connected to the AV OUT/O 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 O (headphones) output.
Operating
* Headphones
modes:
_
can be used
1
also in
mode
but
the function
of the terminal
carl--
be changed in this mode. Changethe setting in advancein one of the other
operating modes.
not
h [FuNCI]i @} [MENU] @ _
_ [Headph0nes]
close the menu: @ [X]
_} [2D] _} [Volume]
the volurne
_}Drag
_} [AV/HeadPh0nes] @}
Y0Ur finger left and right along
bar to adjust the volume
* Only when performing the procedure in
_} [X]
....
mode,
• O appears.
Video
* 85
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 (_ 51).
O
IMPORTANT
• When using headphones, make sure to lower the volume to an appropriate level.
• Do not connect the headphones to the AV OUT/O terminal if the
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.
• Even if [AV/Headphones] was set to [O Headphones] in a playback
mode, the function of the AV OUT/O terminal will return automatically to
AV output when you turn off the camcorder.
Using the Mini AdvancedShoe
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 (C_ 201). For details about how to attach and use the
accessories, refer also to the instruction manual of the accessory used.
86 • Video
1 Retract
theminiadvanced
shoe
cover
inthedirection
ofthearrow.
2 Attach
theoptional
accessory
to
theminiadvanced
shoe.
When
acompatible
accessory
is
attached
tothemini
advanced
shoe,
,,_°o will appear on the screen.
Example:AttachinganoptionalDM-100
DirectionalStereoMicrophone.
(_
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.
,o__'_
Mini
ADVANCED
SHOE
Using an External Microphone
When recording in very quiet surroundings, the built-in microphone
may pick up the sound of the camcorder's internal machinery. In such
case, we recommend using an external microphone.
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-IO0 you can
accurately record audio coming directly from the direction you are
recording.
Operating
modes:
Attach the optional SM-Vl Surround Microphone or DM-100
Directional Stereo Microphone to the mini advanced shoe.
Video * 87
Refer
toUsing
the Mini Advanced Shoe
(C3 86).
,oJ-°" appears. For details about using
the optional external microphone, refer
to the instruction manual of the accessory used.
Usingothermicrophones
You can also use commercially available microphones. Connect the external microphone to the MIC terminal.
Use commercially available condenser
microphones with their own power
supply. You can connect almost any
stereo microphone with a ® 3.5 mm
plug but audio recording levels may
vary.
(_
MICterminal(
NOTES
• Playing back recordingsmade with the optional SM-Vl SurroundMicrophone:You can enjoy 5.1 ch surround sound playback on HDTVs compatible with 5.1 ch surround sound connected to the camcorder using
an HDMI cable. Audio output from the AV OUT/O terminal (including
headphone output) will be converted to 2ch stereo. The camcorder's
built-in speaker is monaural.
• When an external microphone is connected to the camcorder,
_} [Wind Screen] will automatically be set to [1'_'_ Off _/_].
• When using the optional SM-V1 Surround Microphone, change the
microphone's directionality mode with the _
_ [Surround Mic
Directionality] setting.
• If the audio level is too high and the sound gets distorted, adjust the
audio recording level manually (_ 83) or activate the microphone attenuator with the _
_} [Microphone Attenuator] setting (or [Surround
Mic Attenuator] when the optional SM-V1 Surround Microphone is
attached to the camcorder).
88 • Video
Usingthe CustomKey and Dial
You can assign to the !CUSTOM.]button and dial one of five frequently
used functions. You can then adjust the selected function using the
/CUSTOM]
button and dial, without having to access any menus.
To select the function
Operating
modes:
of the custom
....
To select the function
key using the menu
1
of the custom
key using the custom
key
1 Press and hold fCUSTOMJfor about 2 seconds.
The icons of the functions that can be assigned to the custom key
appear in a row.
2 Turn the custom
dial to select the desired
function
and press
/CUSTOM].
Video * 89
Options
('
Default
value)
[r_t
off]
Use this setting if you do not intend to use the custom
key and dial.
[®
Focus]'
Manual focus (_ 76). Press [CUSTOM!to turn the
manual focus on/off and turn the dial to adjust the focus.
[1_ Exposure]
Manual exposure adjustment (_ 74). Press
[CUSTOM!to turn the manual exposure on/off and turn the dial to
compensate the exposure.
[Tv TV/ Av]
Press [CUSj6M_ when the recording program is set to
[Tv Shutter-Pri. AE] to display the shutter speed dial, and turn
the dial to select the shutter speed. Press [CUS_6M_when the
recording program is set to [Av Aperture-Pri. AE] to display the
aperture dial, and turn the dial to select the aperture value
(_ 71).
[_
Mic. Level]*
Adjust the audio recording level (_ 83). Press
[CUSTOM!to turn the manual adjustment of the recording level
on/off and turn the dial to adjust the audio recording level.
[B'fri AGC Limit]*
Press JCUSTOM!to turn the AGC limit on/off and
turn the dial to select the maximum value for the automatic gain
control (_ 76).
* Availableonly in
mode.
Using a Zoom RemoteController
You can attach the optional ZR-2000 or ZR-1000 Zoom Remote Controller to the camcorder 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
90 * Video
modes:
Connect
theoptional
ZR-2000
orZR1000
Zoom
Remote
Controller
tothe
REMOTE
terminal
onthecamcorder.
Fordetails
about
using
thezoom
remote
controller,
refer
totheinstruction
manual
oftheZR-2000 or ZR-1000.
Functions Available with the Zoom
Remote Controller
Using the ZR-2000 or ZR-1000: turning tne power on/off, starting
stopping a recording, zoom. focus aajustment ana alsplayng onscreen alsplays on an external monitor.
Us qg the ZR-2000 only: swltcnlng oetween autofocus ana manua
focus. Push AF*. focus assistance (MAGNIFYING button), ana peaKing
,PEAKING button.
The
Push
AI- function
allows
_ ou [o swJ[cn
to autofocus
terr 9orarHy
aunng
manualfocus.
(_
NOTES
• In
mode, the only available functions are turning the power on/off,
starting/stopping a recording, and zoom.
Selecting the PlaybackStarting 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. If you recorded movies using face detection ([_ 67), you can
display the scene divided into segments every time the camcorder registered a change in the main subject of the scene.
Operating
modes:
1
1 Open the [Original] or [Playlist] index screen.
Video * 91
2 Open the scene's
[Timeline]
screen.
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.
Touch twice to return to the index screen.
Previous/next scene.
Drag your finger left along the ruler to display the next 5
frames.
Current scene / Total number of scenes.
5_ Scene's recording mode and length.
6_ Recording date and time.
Drag your finger right along the ruler to display the previous 5 frames.
Currently selected interval between frames (or
[_ Faces]).
To change the interval between
92 ° Video
frames
To display changes in the scene's main subject
• The timeline ruler will show frames taken from the scene every time
the main subject detected by the camcorder changed.
(_)
NOTES
• For a single scene, up to O0 changes in main subject will appear in the
[Timeline] screen when [Lvj Faces] is selected.
PlayingBack ScenesSet to BackgroundMusic
You can play back video snapshot scenes, scenes in the playlist and
photo slideshows set to background music (instead of the original
sound). 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:
1
Using One of the Supplied Music Tracks as Background Music
The supplied Camcorder Supplemental
you can use as background music. I_
pre-installed in the built-in memory.
_
Disc contains 3 music tracks
: The music files comes
POINTSTOCHECK
• To play back scenes or a slideshow of photos recorded on one of the
memory cards, you will need to transfer the music tracks to the corresponding memory card in advance. For details, refer to the 'lmageMixer
3 SE Software Guide' (PDF file).
1 Open the [Playlist], [Video Snapshot]
[Photos] index screen.
--> [Original]/[Playlist]
or
Video * 93
2 Open the music track selection
[MENU]
[A] or [v]
screen.
,,_, 17 ,_
[SeleCt MUsic] t_ [ll'_'_l On] _}
tO select the desired mUsic track @ [X]
* Touch [1"_ Off] to play back the scenes with the sound recorded originallyor
to play back the photo slideshow without any music.
Select the desired music track.
Play back the original sound (no background
music).
_ Delete the music track selected.
4 Listen to the music track selected. Touch again (,)
stop the playback.
to
3 Back in the index screen, touch a scene to start the playback
to the selected music track.
set
In _
mode, touch a photo to go to single photo view and continue
with the slideshow procedure (_ 116).
To delete a music track
In the music track selection screen, touch [A] or [V] to select the
track you want to delete.
94 * Video
Using
anExternal
Audio
Player
forBackground
Music
Useyourfavorite
songs
asbackground
music
byconnecting
anexternalplayer.
_ POINTS
TO
CHECK
• You
willneed
acommercially
available
audio
cable
withatleast
one
mini-stereo
plug(toconnect
totheMICterminal
onthecamcorder);
the
other
endwilldepend
onexternal
player
used).
1 Open
the[Playlist],
[Video
Snapshot]
-->[Original]/[Playlist]
or
[Photos]
index
screen.
2 Activate
theexternal
audio
input.
[MENU] _/_
_ [Externa!
Audi0!nput]
_}
[IraqiOn ,r'_e]
3 Connect the external
player to the camcorder's
MIC terminal.
4 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 [X] 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/slideshow
5 Start the music playback
linked to the external
on the external
audio
player.
• Playback will start from the first scene or photo in the index screen.
• When the external audio input stops, the video playback will pause.
When the external audio input is restored, video playback will resume
automatically.
• When you play back the slideshow linked to the external audio, the
photos will be displayed continuously until the music stops. When
the external audio input stops, the slideshow will stop as well.
Video * 95
Playback with the video not linked to the external audio
5 Back in the index screen, touch a scene to start the video
playback.
In _
mode, touch a photo to go to single photo view and continue
with the slideshow procedure (CJ_]116).
6 Start the music playback
O
on the external
player.
IMPORTANT
• If you use copyrighted songs and music tracks in your video creations,
remember that music under copyright may not be used without permission from the copyright holder, except for cases permitted under applicable laws, such as for personal use. Make sure to follow applicable
laws when using music files.
(_
NOTES
• You can also add to the playlist just the video snapshot scenes you
want to watch and arrange their playback order.
• 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.)
- Windows useres: Use the supplied software ImageMixer 3 SE to
transfer music files from the supplied Camcorder Supplemental Disc
to a memory card after it is initialized. For details, refer to the
'lmageMixer 3 SE Software Guide' (PDF file).
- Mac OS users: Use Finder to transfer music files from the [MUSIC]
folder on the supplied Camcorder Supplemental Disc to a memory
card after it is initialized. Refer to About the music files (CJ_]212) 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.
• Aboutvideo playback linked to the external player:
- 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.
- When you connect the MIC terminal to the audio outputs on the
external player and cannot adjust the strength of the signal, the
camcorder will automatically decrease the volume of the external
player when the audio signal is too loud.
96 * Video
OnscreenDisplaysand Data Code
You can turn most onscreen displays on or off.
Operating
modes:
....
1
Repeatedly press [5isR) to turn the onscreen
following sequence:
displays
on/off in the
, _
mode:
• All displays on
• Most displays off*
mode**:
• All displays on
• Only data code on
• All displays off
_
mode**:
• All displays on
• Only recording date
and time on
• All displays off
* Pressing _DISR will turn off raost of the icons and displays that appear autoraatically but will not remove onscreen displays thai were turned on manually (for
example, onscreen markers or the audio level meter).
**Touch the screen to display the playback controls.
With eve_ scene or Photo rec0rdedl ihe Cam_0rdei keeps a data Code
(date/time of recording, information about the camera setup, etc.). In
mode, this information is displayed within the Exif information
pane! whi!e the playback controls are displayed on the screen; in
mode, you can select the information to be displayed with the
@ [Data Code] setting.
Video * 97
Playlist and Scene Operations
Editingthe Playlist: Adding,Deleting,Moving and Playing Back
Create a playlist to play back only the scenes you prefer and in the
order of your choice. You can play back the scenes in the playlist using
your favorite song as background music ([_ 93).
Operating
modes:
1
Adding Scenes to the Playlist
1 Open the [Original]
or [Video Snapshot]
--> [Original] index screen.
To add to the playlist all the scenes recorded on a specific date, narrow
down the scenes shown to scenes recorded on that date ([_ 56).
2 Touch [_] to open the scene selection
3 Touch on the individual
screen.
scenes you want to add to the playlist.
• A checkmark -/ will appear on scenes selected. Touch a selected
scene again to remove the checkmark.
• To select all the scenes at once: Touch [Select All] instead of
touching individual scenes. (Remove in advance any checkmarks
from scenes you may have selected individually.)
4 Add the scenes to the playlist.
• Scenes are added to the playlist on the same memory they are
recorded on.
(_)
NOTES
• Deleting or moving scenes in the playlist will not affect the original
recordings.
• Scenes that were edited using the supplied software ImageMixer 3 SE
and were then written back to the camcorder cannot be added to the
playlist.
98 • Video
• You
cancopy
scenes
from
thebuilt-in
memory
(l_ilri_ilonly)
orfrom
memory
cardI_1 to memory card I_1 (EJ_}130) to include in that memory card's playlist also scenes that were originally recorded in other
memories.
Deleting Scenes from the Playlist
Deleting scenes from the playlist will not affect your original recordings.
1 Open the [Playlist]
index screen.
You can touch [{,FE]5] _} [Video Snapshot] _} [Playlist] to open the
playlist of video snapshot scenes.
2 To delete a single scene, touch [i] and touch the scene you want
to delete.
• The [Timeline] screen appears.
• This step is not necessary to delete the entire playlist.
3 Delete the scenes from the playlist.
* if you selected to delete all the scenes in the playlist, touch [Stop] to interrupt
the operalion while it is in progress, Some scenes will be deleted nevertheless.
Moving Scenes in the Playlist
Move the scenes in the playlist to play them back in the order of your
choice.
1 Open the [Playlist] index screen.
You can touch [{,FE]5] _} [Video Snapshot] _} [Playlist] to open the
playlist of video snapshot scenes.
2 Touch [i] and touch the scene you want to move.
The [Timeline] screen appears.
3 Move the scene.
[Edit]
select
_} [Move]
the desired
_} Touch an empty box on the screen to
Position
_} [OK] _} [Yes]
Video
*
99
%
%
Destination icon.
i2 Move the scene to the position indicated by the destination icon.
_ Touch an empty box to select it as the destination.
i4 Scene selected to be moved.
i_ Original position of the scene and currently selected destination.
Capturing Photosand Video SnapshotScenes 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:
1
Capturing a Video Snapshot Scene
1 Open the index screen that contains the scene from which you
want to capture the video snapshot scene.
2 Play back the desired
scene.
3 Press START/STOPto 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 video
snapshot scene you capture with the _
_} [Video Snapshot
Length] setting.
4 Touch [_]
100 * Video
to return to the index screen.
(_ 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 edited using the supplied software ImageMixer
SE and were then written back to the camcorder.
3
• When the source scene is itself a video snapshot scene, you may not
be able to capture a video snapshot scene depending on the length of
the source scene and the length currently selected for video snapshot
scenes.
• When you start capturing a video snapshot scene less than 1 second
from the end of the scene, the video snapshot scene will be captured
starting from the beginning of the following scene.
• During the playback of video snapshot scenes captured from a previously recorded movie, you may notice some anomalies in the picture/
sound at the point where the playback switches to a new scene.
Capturing Photos
You can capture a single photo or a series of photos. The size of the
captured photos will be [MW 1920x1080] and it cannot be changed,
but you can select the photo quality.
Please read the IMPORTANT section ([_ 102) before using an Eye-Fi
card.
Operating
modes:
1
To select the photo capture settings
[MENU]
[rq single
Continue
photo]
[Ph0to capture from video] _}
or [D._j Ph0to sequence]
_} [_]
from the same menu:
* The number displayed indicates the approximate
recorded with the current quality setting.
number of photos that can be
Video
*
101
To capture
the photos
1 Play back the scene from which you want to capture the photo.
2 Pause the playback at the point you want to capture.
3 Press !PHOTO fully.
To capture a photo sequence, hold PHOTO I pressed down. The scene
will be played back by frames and each frame captured as a separate
photo.
4 Touch [11] to return to the index screen.
O
IMPORTANT
• When capturing photos on an Eye-Fi card in memory card slot I_1,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 ([_ 150).
(_
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.
• [Djj Photo Sequence]:
- Up to 1 O0 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 1/30 second (1/24 second, if
the scene was recorded at a frame rate of [F.r'_'l PF24] or [IFtrt 24F]).
Dividing Scenes
You can divide scenes (original scenes only) in order to leave out the
best parts and later cut out the rest.
Operatingmodes:
t Open the [Original]
index screen.
102 * Video
I
2 Select the scene you want to divide and touch it to start playing it
back.
3 Pause the playback
scene.
at the point where you want to divide the
4 Open the scene division
screen.
5 Bring the scene to a precise point, if necessary.
• During playback pause: Touch [1_] to play back the scene. Touch
[_111] or [111_] to jump a frame backward/forward.
• During playback: Touch [me] to pause the playback. Touch [_1,41] or
[1_11_]for fast playback backward/forward.
6 Divide the scene.
• 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:
- Video snapshot scenes and other scenes that are too short (less than
3 seconds).
- Scenes that were edited using the supplied software ImageMixer 3
SE and were then written back to the memory.
• Scenes cannot be divided within 1 second from the beginning or the
end of the scene.
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