Instruction manual | Canon MV4 Camcorder User Manual

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DIGITAL VIDEO CAMCORDER
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Instruction Manual
CANON INC.
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Canon Europa N.V.
P.O. Box 2262, 1180 EG Amstelveen, the Netherlands
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Canon UK Ltd.
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Luton Bedfordshire LU4 9UR
Telephone 0870-241-2161
Canon Australia Pty. Ltd
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Telephone 805-2000, Fax 887-4484
Using the Full
Range of Features
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Telephone 486-1570, Fax 486-6420
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This instruction book explains the use of the MV4, MV4i and MV4i MC
camcorders. There are two main differences between them. The MV4i MC
includes a Memory Card function. The models with an 'i' include a DV
Recording and Analog Line-in function. Please note that most illustrations
and explanations in this instruction book refer to the MV4 model.
Using a Memory Card
(MV4i MC only)
Printed on 100% reused paper.
Digital
Video
Cassette
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Important Usage Instructions
WARNING:
TO REDUCE THE RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK, DO NOT REMOVE COVER (OR
BACK). NO USER SERVICEABLE PARTS INSIDE. REFER SERVICING TO
QUALIFIED SERVICE PERSONNEL.
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WARNING:
TO REDUCE THE RISK OF FIRE OR ELECTRIC SHOCK, DO NOT EXPOSE THIS
PRODUCT TO RAIN OR MOISTURE.
CAUTION:
TO REDUCE THE RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK AND TO REDUCE ANNOYING
INTERFERENCE, USE THE RECOMMENDED ACCESSORIES ONLY.
CAUTION:
DISCONNECT THE MAINS PLUG FROM THE SUPPLY SOCKET WHEN NOT IN USE.
For Users in the UK
When replacing the fuse only a correctly rated approved type should be used and be sure to re-fit
the fuse cover.
CAUTION:
CUSTOMERS IN THE U.K. SHOULD READ THIS BEFORE USING THIS PRODUCT.
CHANGING THE FUSE
THE MAINS LEAD ON THIS PRODUCT IS FITTED WITH A NON-REWIREABLE
(MOULDED) PLUG, INCORPORATING A 3 AMP FUSE. SHOULD THE FUSE NEED TO
BE REPLACED AN ASTA OR BSI APPROVED BS1362 FUSE OF THE SAME RATING
MUST BE USED.
ALWAYS REFIT THE FUSE COVER AFTER REPLACING THE FUSE. NEVER USE THE
PLUG WITH THE FUSE COVER OMITTED.
CHANGING THE PLUG
IF THE FITTED PLUG IS NOT SUITABLE FOR YOUR SOCKET OUTLETS, IT SHOULD
BE CUT OFF AND AN APPROPRIATE PLUG FITTED IN ITS PLACE. IF POSSIBLE FIT AN
APPROPRIATE 3 AMP FUSE. IF THE NEW PLUG HAS NO FUSE, THEN FIT A 5 AMP
FUSE AT THE DISTRIBUTION BOARD.
AC POWER CORD CONNECTION
The wires in the mains lead of this apparatus are coloured in accordance with the following
cord.
(IMPORTANT)
Mains Lead
BLUE ..................NEUTRAL
BROWN...............LIVE
As the colours of the wires in the mains lead may not correspond with the coloured markings
identifying the terminals in your plug, proceed as follows: The wire which is coloured BLUE
must be connected to the terminal which is marked with the letter N or coloured black. The
wire which is coloured BROWN must be connected to the terminal which is marked with the
letter L or coloured red. Neither Blue wire or Brown wire is to be connected to the Earth pin
of a 3 pin plug.
THE SEVERED PLUG MUST BE DESTROYED IMMEDIATELY TO AVOID ANY POSSIBLE
ELECTRIC SHOCK HAZARD.
CA-410 identification plate is located on the bottom.
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• Use of CV-150F DV cable is necessary to comply with the technical requirement of EMC
Directive.
• The cable STV-250N with the ferrite core provided with the digital video camcorder must be
used with this equipment in order to comply with the technical requirement of EMC Directive.
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Contents
Introduction
Important Usage Instructions ....................2
Thank you for Choosing a Canon ..............4
Introducing the MV4/MV4i/MV4i MC ....5
Finding Your Way Around the Camera ......6
~ Preparations ~
Powering Your Camcorder ........................9
Loading a Cassette ..................................12
~ Basic Recording ~
Basic Recording ......................................14
Zooming ..................................................19
Using the LCD Screen ............................20
~ Basic Playback ~
Playing Back a Cassette ..........................23
Connections for Playback on a TV Screen ....27
Tips for Making Better Videos ................31
Using the Full Range of
Features
~ General ... ~
Turning the Image Stabilizer Off ............33
Using the Menus ......................................34
Using the Wireless Controller/Tally Lamp..43
~ For Recording ...~
Setting the Date and Time........................46
Recording in Progressive Scan Mode ....49
Taking Still Pictures to a Cassette............50
Searching and Reviewing While Recording ..52
Using the Various Recording Programs ..53
Using Digital Effects ................................57
Using the Multi-Image Screen ................63
Audio Recording ......................................65
Setting the Self-Timer ..............................67
~ When Making Manual Adjustments ...~
Adjusting Exposure Manually..................69
Adjusting Focus Manually ......................72
Setting the White Balance ........................73
~ For Playback ...~
Displaying Date, Time and Camera Data
(Data Code) ........................................75
Searching the Tape (Photo Search/
Date Search) ........................................78
Returning to a Pre-Marked Position ........79
Editing to a VCR ......................................80
Dubbing with Digital Video Equipment ..81
Recording from a VCR, TV or Analog Camcorder–
Analog Line-in (MV4i and MV4i MC only)..84
Recording Over Existing Scenes–A/V Insert
Editing (MV4i and MV4i MC only) ..........86
Audio Dubbing ........................................89
Setting the Audio Mix ..............................95
Connecting to a PC ..................................97
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Editing
Using a Memory Card
(MV4i MC only)
Memory Card Introduction ......................98
Recording Still Images to a
Memory Card ....................................103
Recording an Image from a Cassette
as a Still Image..................................105
Recording from Another DV Device
as a Still Image..................................106
Viewing Still Images ..............................107
Settings of the Still Image recorded to
memory card......................................109
Preventing Accidental Erasure (Protect) ..112
Marking a Still Image for Printing
(Print Mark) ......................................113
Erasing Still Images................................115
Combining Images and Recording
Them to a Cassette (Card Mix) ........117
Copying Still Images from a Cassette....120
Copying Memory Card Still Images
to a Cassette ......................................121
Formatting a Memory Card....................122
Other Information and Precautions ........123
Additional Information
Preparing the Camera ............................126
Notes on Using the Batteries..................127
Maintenance ..........................................130
Troubleshooting......................................134
The MV4/MV4i/MV4i MC
System Diagram ................................138
Optional Accessories ..............................139
Screen Displays ......................................142
Specifications ........................................149
Index ..................................................151
Menu at a Glance................................154
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Thank you for Choosing a Canon
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First, we’d like to thank you for
purchasing this Canon camcorder. Its
advanced technology makes it very
easy to use — you will soon be making
high-quality videos which will give you
pleasure for years to come.
To get the most out of your new
camcorder, we recommend that you
read this manual thoroughly — there
are many sophisticated features which
will add to your recording enjoyment.
Your camcorder is supplied with the
following accessories:
Wireless Controller
MV4/MV4i:WL-D76
MV4i MC:WL-D75
Two AA batteries
Lens cap and lens cap
cord
BP-406 Battery Pack
Getting started
To get started we suggest that you
master the basic operations of the
camcorder first, before moving on to
use its full range of features.
For quick reference (in addition to the
contents and index) please refer to:
• Finding Your Way Around the
Camera ( 6)
• Screen displays ( 142)
• Troubleshooting — in case you run
into any problems ( 134)
• Menu at a Glance ( 154)
Symbols used in this instruction
manual:
: Reference page numbers
: Functions that can be operated
from the body of the camera
: Functions that can be operated
from the wireless controller
: Supplementary notes for
camcorder operation
` : Operation confirmation beeps
( 18)
• Capital letters are used to refer to
settings displayed in the menus and
buttons labelled on the camcorder
itself, e.g. Press the MENU button.
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CA-410 Compact
DC-400 DC Coupler
Power Adapter
(including AC power cable)
Lithium button battery
S-150 S-video Cable
STV-250N Stereo
Video Cable
PC-A10 SCART
Adapter (Europe, Asia)
MV4i MC only: SDC-8M DU-300 Docking Unit
SD Memory Card (with
pre-recorded sample
images)
MV4i MC only: Soft
case for memory card
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Introducing the MV4/MV4i/MV4i MC
IEEE 1394 DV Terminal
Extended Recording Time
Function
Record for 1.5×, 2× or 3× longer than
when in SP mode— up to 4 hours on
an 80 minute tape.
Memory Card
(MV4i MC only)
Record, manage and store still images
on an SD Memory Card or a
MultiMediaCard. (Both cards are
inserted into the same slot in the
camcorder.) Combine still images
recorded on the card with your original
movies or still images. Also great for
easy transfer of still images to a PC.
Progressive Scan CCD
Shoot both superb quality
video and beautifully
clear still pictures.
Choose your favourite
scenes from videos (taken
using progressive scan)
and display them as blurfree still pictures too!
2.5” LCD Screen
A 2.5” LCD screen
makes it easy for you to
shoot colourful, well
composed video. It is
also great for playback.
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Stabilizes your
recordings even in long
telephoto shots.
10× Lens and 40× Digital Zoom
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Using a DV cable, connect
the MV4/MV4i/MV4i MC
to a PC equipped with a
DV terminal and transfer
your original images to
your PC.
Image Stabilizer
From wide-angle to 10×
telephoto—with
unparalleled optical
quality. The digital zoom
magnifies this up to 40×
for even more dramatic
results.
Still Photos
The MV4/MV4i/MV4i
MC has the technology to
capture crisp, clear,
digital still pictures.
Digital Effects
Advanced digital
technology allows you to
add special effects during
recording or playback.
Display 4, 9 or 16 still
images at once with the
multi-image screen.
Audio Dubbing
Add new sound to
original sound on a
prerecorded tape.
Analog Line-in Recording and A/V
Insert Editing (MV4i/MV4i MC only)
Connect to a VCR or analog
camcorder and record to a DV tape in
the MV4i/MV4i MC. Also, replace
original images on a pre-recorded tape.
PCM Digital Sound
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Finding Your Way Around the Camera
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(stop) button (p. 23)/
INDEX SCREEN button
(MV4i MC only) (p. 108)
INDEX SCREEN MIX/SLIDE SHOW
ON/
OFF
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REC PAUSE
Self-timer button (p. 67)/
REC PAUSE (LINE-IN) button
(MV4i and MV4i MC only)
(p. 81, 84)
CARD
D.EFFECTS
(LINE-IN)
Record review button (p. 52)/
REC (record) SEARCH – button (p. 52)/
(rewind) button (p. 23)/
CARD – button (MV4i MC only) (p. 107)
REC SEARCH
D.EFFECTS ON/OFF button
(p. 61)
(Play/Pause) button (p. 23)/
MIX/SLIDE SHOW button
(MV4i MC only) (p. 108)
REC (record) SEARCH + button
(p. 52)/
(fast forward) button
(p. 23)/CARD + button
(MV4i MC only) (p. 107)
LCD screen (p. 20)
MENU button (p. 36)
Start/stop button
(p. 15)
LCD panel
OPEN button (p. 20)
EXP button (p. 69)
Power source
attachment unit (p. 9)
FOCUS/DATA CODE
button (p. 72, 75)
BATT. (battery)
release button (p. 9)
OPEN/EJECT switch
(p. 12)
Terminal cover
DV OUT terminal (p. 81)
MV4i and MV4i MC:
DV IN/OUT terminal (p. 82, 86, 106)
A/V (audio/video) OUT terminal (p. 30)
MV4i and MV4i MC:
A/V IN/OUT terminal (p. 30, 84, 86)
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MV4i
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POWER OFF
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MO
VIE
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C
P.S
C
P.S
Viewfinder focusing lever
(p. 126)
POWER OFF
VIE
VC
Finder release button
(p. 131)
R
POWER OFF
MO
N
CA
P.S RD
CA
REC
VIE
Stereo microphone (p. 89, 92)
PHOTO button (p. 50, 103)
POWER dial (p. 14, 35)
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PL RD
AY
MV4i MC
Zoom control (p. 19)
Viewfinder (p. 126, 131)
Speaker (p. 26)
Program selector (p. 53)
Program
AE (p. 53)
P
Easy
Recording
(p. 53)
Grip belt (p. 126)
SELECT dial (p. 26, 36)
POWER dial lock lever (p. 18)
POWER indicator (p. 14)
Cassette compartment
cover (p. 12)
MV4
: PLAY, OFF, MOVIE
: PLAY, OFF, MOVIE, P.SCAN
MV4i
: VCR, OFF, MOVIE
: VCR, OFF, MOVIE, P.SCAN
MV4i MC
: CARD PLAY, VCR, OFF, MOVIE
: CARD PLAY, VCR, OFF, MOVIE,
P.SCAN, CARD REC
Cassette compartment
(p. 12)
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Memory card
compartment cover
(MV4i MC only) (p. 99)
Remote sensor (p. 43)
Tally lamp (p. 45)
Tripod/docking unit socket
(p. 27, 31)
Docking unit attachment terminal
(p. 27)
PHOTO button (p. 50, 103)
Transmitter
START/STOP
button (p. 15)
Zoom buttons (p. 19)
Controller buttons (p. 36)
MENU button (p. 36)
SELF TIMER button (p. 67)
START
/STOP PHOTO
SELF
TIMER
TV SCREEN button (p. 142)
DATA CODE button (p. 75)
ZOOM
W
D. EFFECTS ON/OFF button
(p. 61)
TV
SCREEN
SET
DATA
CODE
D.EFFECTS ON/OFF
MIX
BALANCE
AUDIO MONITOR button (p. 95)
REC PAUSE button (p. 82, 84)
(MV4i and MV4i MC only)
CARD
buttons (p. 107)
(MV4i MC only)
AUDIO
MONITOR ST-1
REC
PAUSE
– CARD +
AUDIO DUB. button (p. 89, 92)
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ST-2
SLIDE
SHOW
ZERO SET SEARCH
MEMORY SELECT
AUDIO
DUB.
REW
PLAY
FF
A/V
INSERT
–/
STOP
+/
REMOTE PAUSE
SLOW
SET
ZERO SET MEMORY button (p. 79)
SET button (p. 36)
T
MENU
WIRELESS CONTROLLER
×2
MIX BALANCE buttons (p. 95)
SLIDE SHOW button (p. 107)
(MV4i MC only)
Search buttons (p. 78)
SEARCH SELECT button (p. 78)
FF
button (p. 23)
PLAY
button (p. 23)
button (p. 25)
× 2 button (p. 25)
STOP
button (p. 23)
A/V INSERT button (p. 86)
(MV4i and MV4i MC only)
SLOW
REMOTE SET button (p. 44)
button (p. 25)
PAUSE
button (p. 24)
REW
button (p. 25)
button (p. 23)
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Powering Your Camcorder
Before operating your camera, you will need to use the power adapter to:
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Provide power from a mains outlet
or
Charge a battery pack
Connecting the camera to a mains outlet
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• The power adapter converts current from a household power socket (100–240 V
AC, 50/60 Hz) to the DC current used by your camera.
• If the adapter is used next to a TV, it may cause bars to appear on the TV —
move the adapter away from the TV or the aerial cable.
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1
2
4
Use the power adapter to provide your camera with instant power from a mains
outlet. Always turn the camera off before connecting/removing the power source.
1. Insert the DC coupler's terminals into the camera and press the
other end until it clicks into place.
2. Connect the power cable to the adapter.
3. Plug the power cable into a mains outlet.
4. Connect the DC coupler to the adapter.
5. Remove the DC coupler from the camera after use, then disconnect
it from the adapter. Then unplug the power cable from the mains
outlet and disconnect it from the adapter.
• Press the BATT. release button and remove the coupler.
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Charging and attaching the battery packs
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POWER OFF
N
CA
P.S
MO
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4
Charge indicator
3
Your battery pack was partially charged before it left the factory. It should have
enough power for you to check that your camera is working properly. However,
you must charge the battery pack fully if you want it to power the camera for
more than a few minutes.
Always turn the camera off before connecting/removing the battery.
1. Connect the power cable to the adapter and plug the power cable
into a mains outlet.
2. Attach the battery pack to the power adapter.
• Remove the battery pack’s terminal cover.
• Make sure the DC coupler is not connected.
• Insert the battery's terminals into the adapter and press the other end until it
clicks into place.
• The charge indicator flashes red to show that charging is in progress. Single
flashes mean that the battery pack is less than 50% charged. Double flashes
mean that it is between 50% and 75% charged. Triple flashes mean that it is
more than 75% charged.
• The indicator glows steadily when the battery pack is fully charged.
• If the indicator blinks twice a second, the battery pack may be defective.
3. Take the battery pack off the adapter and attach it to the camera.
4. Remove the battery pack after use.
• Press the BATT. release button and remove the battery.
• Be careful that the battery does not fall when you release it.
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• When powering your camcorder from a mains outlet, you do not need to
remove battery packs attached to the adapter, but charging will not take place
until you remove the DC coupler from the adapter.
• Do not connect the power adapter to an unspecified product.
• You can find detailed notes for using the batteries in the “Notes on Using the
Batteries” ( 127). These notes include charging and recording times and how
to install the backup battery.
Specifications
Power supply
Power consumption
Rated output
Operating temperature range
Dimensions
Weight
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CA-410 Compact Power Adapter
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100–240 V AC, 50/60 Hz
33 W
Adapter mode : 7.2 V, 2.0 A DC
Charger mode : 8.4 V, 1.0/1.4/2.3 A DC
0°C–40°C (32°F–104°F)
75 × 99 × 51 mm (3 × 3 7/8 × 2 in)
210 g (7 3/8 oz) (without power cable)
Weight and dimensions are approximate.
Errors and omissions excepted.
Subject to change without notice.
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Loading a Cassette
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OPEN / EJECT
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PUSH
Only use videocassettes marked with the D logo.*
Loading and unloading
1. Make sure that you have attached a power source.
2. Slide the OPEN / EJECT 5 switch upwards to release the cassette
compartment cover.
• Pull the cover fully open (while holding the button upwards) and wait a
couple of seconds for the cassette compartment to open automatically.
• The confirmation beep sounds when the cassette cover fully opens.
3. Load or unload the cassette.
• Insert the cassette gently with the window facing out, and the REC/SAVE
tab on the lower outer corner.
• Remove the cassette by pulling it straight out.
4. Press the P mark on the compartment until it clicks, and wait
for it to close.
5. Click the cover back into place.
* D is a trade mark.
• After loading a cassette, use record search ( 52) to find the point where you
want to start recording.
• Do not interfere with the cassette compartment while it is opening or closing
automatically, or attempt to close the cover.
• Be careful not to get your fingers caught in the cassette compartment cover.
• Do not leave the cassette in the camera after use — return it to its case and store
it in a cool, clean, dry place.
• When you turn the camera’s power on, v flashes in the display until you load a
cassette.
• With some types of tapes, the remaining tape display may not give an accurate
reading ( 143).
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Protecting tapes from accidental erasure
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REC
SAVE
REC
SAVE
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To protect your recording from accidental erasure, slide the tab on the cassette so
that it exposes the hole. (This switch position is usually labelled SAVE or ERASE
OFF.)
If you load this cassette and put the camera in record pause mode ( 14), “THE
TAPE IS SET FOR ERASURE PREVENTION” is displayed for approx. 4
seconds and then the v mark flashes in the display. (The MV4i and MV4i MC
also show the above phrase if you accidentally press the REC PAUSE button on
the camera or the wireless controller with the camera switched to VCR mode.)
If you want to record on the cassette again, slide the tab back so the hole is closed.
Handling cassettes
• To protect the tape heads, transfer cassettes directly from the tape case to the
camcorder — do not open the tape protect cover or touch the tape itself.
• Do not use cassettes where the tape has been damaged or spliced — they may
damage the camcorder.
• Do not insert anything into the small holes on the cassette or cover them with
cellophane tape.
• Handle cassettes with care — dropping them or exposing them to external
shocks may cause internal damage.
• Store cassettes in the provided case, first rewinding them to the start of the tape
and then storing them upright.
• A cassette with metal plated terminals may become dirty with use, affecting
information transfer. Therefore, after using a tape about 10 times, be sure to
clean the terminals with a cotton bud.
Cassette memory
You are unable to use the cassette memory function with this camcorder.
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Basic Recording
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Before you start recording
Have you completed the following steps?
• Attached a power source ( 9).
• Removed the lens cap ( 126).
• Chosen the display: viewfinder ( 126) or LCD screen ( 20).
• Extended the viewfinder ( 126)/adjusted the LCD screen ( 20).
• When you’re using the viewfinder, fully close the LCD or rotate the LCD so
that it faces the same direction as the lens ( 22).
You may also want to install the backup battery (
and time display ( 46).
129) in order to set the date
To record
1. Press the button next to the POWER dial and hold, turn the
POWER dial to MOVIE.
• The camera automatically sets to record pause mode. PAUSE appears in the
display.
• The camera power indicator lights up red.
• The confirmation beep sounds.
• The camera will turn itself off if you leave it in record pause mode for more
than about 5 minutes. To return to record pause mode, turn the POWER dial
to OFF and then back to MOVIE.
• For Progressive Scan recording, see p. 49.
MV4i MC only: for still image recording to a memory card, see p. 110.
2. Load a cassette (
14
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3. Slide the program selector to [.
• This selects the camera’s Easy Recording program. It allows you to simply
point and shoot without making any manual adjustments ( 55).
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4. Press and release the start/stop button once to begin recording.
• For still image recording to a cassette, see p. 50.
5. Press and release the start/stop button again to pause recording.
• After loading a cassette, start recording when the tape counter has stopped.
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• The camera returns to record pause mode and PAUSE reappears in the
display.
• You can stop and restart recording as often as you like by pressing the
start/stop button.
When you have finished recording
•
•
•
•
•
•
Replace the lens cap.
Return the viewfinder to its retracted position.
Return the LCD screen flush to the camera body.
Unload the cassette.
Turn the POWER dial to OFF.
Disconnect the power source.
• To check that the camera is recording correctly, make a test recording first.
• Before making important recordings, clean the video heads using a Canon
DVM-CL Digital Video Head Cleaning Cassette or a commercially available
digital video head cleaning cassette.
• To close the LCD panel, rotate it vertically until the screen faces you, then push
it in flat against the side of the camera until it clicks securely.
• You cannot monitor the sound from the speaker when recording.
• For tips on how to make better videos, see p. 31.
• For extra recording time, set REC MODE to any mode other than SP ( 16).
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Changing the recording mode
Choose from 4 recording modes: SP (standard play), 1.5× SP, 2× SP or 3× SP.
• Only SP and LP modes are available when the camcorder is set to CARD PLAY
mode.
Recording times (this example uses an 80-minute tape)
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Standard recording
SP
LP
1.5× SP
(120 min.)
80 min.
Extended recording
SP
2× SP
(160 min.)
LP
3× SP
(240 min.)
In SP and LP modes, images data is compressed twice as much as in SP
and LP modes when being recorded to a tape.
You can’t add sound (audio dubbing) or images (A/V insert: MV4i and MV4i
MC only) to a tape that has been recorded in a mode other than SP mode. If you
plan to use either of these functions later, record in SP mode.
MOVIE
P.SCAN
(
VCR
)
CARD
PLAY
VCR SET UP
(
REC MODE••••SP
34)
To change the recording mode, open the menu and select VCR SET
UP. Then select REC MODE, set it to LP, SP or LP and close the
menu.
About all 3 extended recording modes
• When recording and playing back tapes in one of the extended recording modes,
the nature of the tape and usage conditions may affect recording, mosaic-like
noise may appear in the image and the sound may be distorted during playback.
For important recordings, therefore, set the camcorder to SP mode.
• We recommend recording in SP mode when you plan to transfer images taken
with the camcorder to your PC.
• If you record in more than one mode on the same tape, the picture may become
distorted during playback and the time code may not be written correctly.
• A tape recorded in LP mode on other digital equipment may produce the
mosaic-like noise and the sound may become distorted when playing back on
this camcorder.
• A tape recorded in LP or LP mode on this camcorder may produce the
mosaic-like noise and the sound may become distorted when playing back on
other digital equipment.
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16:9 (Widescreen TV recording)
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About SP and LP modes
• The image quality of recordings done in SP or LP modes will be lower
than that of those done in SP or LP modes.
• A cassette recorded in SP or LP mode cannot be played back on a camcorder
not equipped with that mode.
• The recording mode might not appear in the display correctly if you switch to SP
or LP while the camcorder is connected to another digital video device.
• When the recording mode is changed to SP or LP, the camcorder modifies
the image for appropriate recording in that mode.
• MV4i/MV4i MC: You might not be able to do DV dubbing correctly with the
camcorder set to SP or LP mode.
Produces images in the 16:9 format for
playback on widescreen TVs.
MOVIE
P.SCAN
CAM.SET UP
(
16:9••••••••OFF
34)
To switch 16:9 to ON, open the menu and select CAM.SET UP. Then
select 16:9, set it to ON and close the menu.
• “16:9” is shown in the display when you switch the 16:9 mode on.
• You cannot use the 16:9 mode with the Easy Recording program.
• You cannot use the 16:9 mode when the multi-image screen is set. The 16:9
display becomes set to “– – –”.
• If you play back a recording made for 16:9 on a normal TV screen, the image
will appear to be vertically “squashed” (compressed).
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Confirmation/Warning beeps
The camera’s short operation confirmation beeps are indicated by ` in the
illustrations. Beeps sound upon certain camera operations such as when you turn
the camera on, during the self-timer countdown, right before the camera’s
automatic shut-off, and also upon any unusual condition of the camera. Beeps are
not recorded on the tape.
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MOVIE
P.SCAN
PLAY
(
VCR
SYSTEM
(
)
CARD
REC
CARD
PLAY
BEEP••••••••ON
34)
To turn the beep off, open the menu and select SYSTEM. Then select
BEEP, set it to OFF and close the menu.
About the POWER dial lock lever
The POWER dial lock lever has been preset to the 2 position. Switch it to the
22 position when you want to use the P.SCAN ( 49) and CARD REC
(MV4i MC only,
103) modes. We recommend that you return the lock lever to
the 2 position when you finish recording.
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MV4
2 : PLAY, OFF, MOVIE
22 : PLAY, OFF, MOVIE, P.SCAN
MV4i
2 : VCR, OFF, MOVIE
22 : VCR, OFF, MOVIE, P.SCAN
MV4i MC
2 : CARD PLAY, VCR, OFF, MOVIE
22 : CARD PLAY, VCR, OFF, MOVIE, P.SCAN, CARD REC
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Zooming
Zoom in
W
E
T
Zoom out
The camera’s 10× zoom lens allows you to choose the best picture angle for each
scene:
• Move the zoom control towards W to zoom out to wide-angle.
• Move it towards T to zoom in to telephoto.
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10× optical zoom
You can also control the speed of zooming:
• Move the control slightly to zoom slowly.
• Move it farther to zoom more quickly. (The farther you move the zoom control,
the faster the zoom speed.)
The T and W buttons on the wireless controller adjust the picture angle, but not
the zoom speed.
40× digital zoom
Magnifies the camera's zoom range by up to 4×.
The zoom control continues to work as usual. You can freely zoom in and out
between 1× and 40× magnification — the camera automatically switches between
optical zooming (up to 10×) and digital zooming (10× to 40×). A zoom bar shows
up in the display. The digital zoom area is in blue.
MOVIE
P.SCAN
CARD
REC
CAM.SET UP
(
D.ZOOM••••••ON
34)
To turn the digital zoom off, open the menu and select CAM.SET UP.
Then select D.ZOOM, set it to OFF and close the menu.
• When zooming, as a rule, keep at least 1 m (3 ft 33/8 in) between you and your
subject. However when the zoom is at the wide-angle position, you can focus
on a subject as close as 1 cm (3/8 in).
• Image resolution is slightly lower when the magnification is greater than 10×.
• You cannot use digital zoom when the multi-image screen is set. The display
becomes “– – –”.
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Using the LCD Screen
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Open the LCD screen
Push the LCD panel OPEN button and
open the panel by pulling it away from
the camera. This automatically
switches the LCD screen on and the
viewfinder off. When you close the
LCD panel, the LCD screen
automatically switches off and the
viewfinder switches back on.
Changing the angle of the LCD screen
You can choose the angle of the screen
that suits you best by opening and
rotating the screen, also you can rotate
the LCD screen so that faces in the
direction of the lens ( 22).
180°
90°
90°
You can also push the panel flat
against the camera until it is flush with
the side, with the screen facing
outwards.
•
•
•
•
Avoid touching the LCD screen when moving the LCD panel.
Do not hold the camera by the LCD panel, the viewfinder or the battery pack.
Make sure you open the LCD panel at 90°, before attempting to rotate it.
Always rotate the LCD panel vertically into place, before closing it or pushing
it flat against the side of the camera.
• Always fully close the LCD panel until it clicks securely.
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• Be careful not to leave the LCD, viewfinder or lens exposed to direct sunlight
outdoors or in a window. Doing so could cause damage.
• Bright light falling on the LCD screen may cause glare that makes it difficult
for you to view the image. In this case, switch to using the viewfinder. You are
also able to adjust the brightness of the screen (see “Adjusting the LCD screen”
below).
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Adjusting the LCD screen
MOVIE
P.SCAN
(
34)
PLAY
(
VCR
)
DISP.SET UP
CARD
REC
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You can adjust the brightness of the LCD screen.
CARD
PLAY
BRIGHTNESS••–
+
Open the menu and select DISP.SET UP from the menu. Then select
BRIGHTNESS, adjust the level with the SELECT dial and close the
menu.
A bar showing the level appears in the display for 4 seconds.
• Turn the SELECT dial up to make the display brighter.
• Turn the SELECT dial down to make the display darker.
• The camera will remember your brightness setting even after you turn it off.
• The brightness of the LCD does not affect that of the recorded images or the
viewfinder.
About the LCD Screen
The LCD screen built into this camcorder is a high precision product.
However, small black dots or bright points of light (red, blue or green) may
appear constantly on the LCD screen. This is not a malfunction of the LCD screen
and they are not recorded on the tape. (Effective dots: more than 99.99%)
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Allowing the subject to monitor recording
When you turn the LCD panel so that it
faces the same direction as the lens,
you can watch yourself during
recording or let your subject monitor
recording. The viewfinder is also
activated when the panel is in this
position. Extend the viewfinder.
• You can choose the display style,
reversed (mirror on) or not (mirror
off). The recording itself is
unaffected regardless of which one
you choose.
MOVIE
P.SCAN
CARD
REC
DISP.SET UP
(
MIRROR••••••ON
34)
To turn the mirror mode off, open the menu and select DISP.SET UP.
Then select MIRROR, set it to OFF and close the menu.
The indicators that appear in the LCD display when MIRROR is
turned on:
Camera mode
REC
REC PAUSE
EJECT
MV4i MC only:
CARD REC mode
NO CARD
<<<< CARD ACCESS
• These and all other indicators appear normally in the viewfinder.
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Playing Back a Cassette
3
E
ON/
OFF
REC SEARCH D.EFFECTS
1
POW
ER PLAY
E
VI
MO N
P.SCA
OF
F
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You can use the LCD screen for instant, on-the-spot playback. The camera also
plays back the sound track via the built-in speaker ( 26).
• When you play back a tape, you can also close the LCD panel with its screen
side facing up. Operate the camera with the wireless controller when the LCD
panel is in this position.
• When you’re using the viewfinder to view playback, close the LCD panel.
To play back your recordings on a TV, see p. 27.
To use the wireless controller, see p. 43.
• To avoid accidental recording, make sure that you slide the tab on the cassette
so that it exposes the hole (the switch position is usually labelled SAVE or
ERASE OFF).
1. Attach a power source and turn the POWER dial to PLAY (MV4i
and MV4i MC: VCR).
• The power indicator lights up green.
2. Load the cassette.
3. Press the e (play) button to start playback.
• To end playback, press the 3 (stop) button.
• To wind the tape forwards, stop playback and press the 1 (fast forward)
button.
• To wind the tape backwards, stop playback and press the ` (rewind)
button.
• If the playback picture is rough (mosaic-like noise), clean the video heads
using a Canon DVM-CL Digital Video Head Cleaning Cassette or a
commercially available digital video head cleaning cassette.
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Other playback modes
Playback pause
Press the a (pause) button. To resume normal playback, press it again, or press
the e (play) button. The camera automatically goes into stop mode after about 5
minutes’ playback pause.
Fast forward playback
To play back the recording at about 11.5 times normal speed, press and hold the
1 (fast forward) button during normal playback or press and hold the 1 (fast
forward) button during normal fast forward.
Rewind playback
For reverse playback at about 11.5 times normal speed, press and hold the
` (rewind) button during normal playback or press and hold the ` (rewind)
button during normal rewind.
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Special playback
Frame Advance
To play back frame by frame, press the
+/ ae button repeatedly during playback
pause.
Press and hold to play back continuous frame
advance.
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REW
PLAY
FF
–/
STOP
+/
PAUSE
SLOW
×2
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Frame Reverse
To play back in reverse frame by frame, press
the –/4a button repeatedly during playback
pause.
Press and hold to play back continuous frame reverse.
Slow Forward Playback
To play back at about 1/5 normal speed, press the SLOW M button during normal
playback.
Press the PLAY e button to return to normal playback.
• The camcorder automatically returns to playback after about 30 seconds of slow
playback in SP or LP recording mode.
Slow Reverse Playback
To play back in reverse at about 1/5 normal speed, press the –/4a button and
then the SLOW M button during normal playback.
Press the PLAY e button to return to normal playback.
• The camcorder automatically returns to ×1 reverse playback after about 30
seconds of slow playback in SP or LP recording mode.
Reverse Playback
To play back in reverse at normal speed, press the –/4a button during normal
forward playback.
Press the PLAY e button to return to normal forward playback.
Forward ×2 Playback
Press the ×2 button during normal playback.
Press the PLAY e button to return to normal playback.
Reverse ×2 Playback
Press the –/4a button and then the ×2 button during normal playback.
Press the PLAY e button to return to normal playback.
• Mosaic-like noise appears on the screen during some of the special playback
modes.
• There’s no audio during special playback.
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Built-in speaker
PL
AY
POWER O F F
MO
C
P.S
VIE
AN
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The camcorder has a built-in speaker so you can review the sound track alongside
the picture when you’re using the LCD screen to play back a tape. The built-in
speaker is monaural.
Adjust the speaker volume by turning the SELECT dial.
• Turn the SELECT dial up to increase the volume, and down to lower the
volume.
• A bar appears in the display to indicate the current volume. It disappears in 4
seconds.
• You can turn off the volume completely by turning the SELECT dial down until
OFF appears. You can monitor the sound again by turning the SELECT dial up.
• You can adjust the headphone volume separately from the built-in speaker,
either during PLAY (MV4i and MV4i MC: VCR) mode or camera mode. The
volume level is the same regardless of mode.
(Use the DU-300 Docking Unit to connect the headphones, p. 65.)
• The levels you adjust for the built-in speaker and headphones are memorized
separately. The camera remembers your levels even if you turn the camera off
and back on again.
• The speaker turns off when the camera is set to any mode other than PLAY
(MV4i and MV4i MC: VCR) or when you use headphones.
• Sometimes audio may sound distorted when the volume is turned up high. If
this happens, turn down the volume.
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Connections for Playback on a TV Screen
You can connect the camera to a TV or VCR in order to play back your
recordings. You will need to attach a power source to the camera ( 9).
Power off all devices before starting the connections.
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See your TV or VCR instruction manual for further details.
Attaching the DU-300 Docking Unit
LOCKING SCREW
LOOSEN
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The DU-300 Docking Unit is fitted with microphone, headphone, S-video and
LANC m terminals. Connect it to the base of the MV4/MV4i/MV4i MC via the
docking unit attachment terminal.
TIGHTEN
1. Make sure that the camera is switched off.
2. Align the terminals of the docking unit and the camera.
3. Push the docking unit onto the camera and turn the locking screw
clockwise to fix it securely onto the base.
• To remove, turn the locking screw anticlockwise and pull the docking unit
from the base of the camera.
Attaching the Ferrite Core
Attach the enclosed ferrite core before
you connect the STV-250N Stereo Video
Cable to the camera.
Attach the ferrite core to the cable about
5 cm from the plug end (the plug to be
connected to the camcorder) of the
STV-250N Stereo Video Cable.
5cm
STV-250N Stereo Video Cable
• Pass the cable through the centre of the
core and wrap it around the core once,
then close the unit until it clicks shut.
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DU-300 Docking Unit
Specifications
S-video terminal output
(MV4i/MV4i MC: input/output)
Microphone terminal
1 Vp-p (Y signal), 0.3 Vp-p (C signal)
ø 3.5 mm stereo minijack – 57 dBV (with 600
ohm mic)/ at least 5 kohms
Headphone terminal
LANC u terminal
Dimensions
Weight
ø 3.5 mm stereo minijack
ø 2.5 mm mini minijack
77 × 29 × 56 mm (3 × 1 1/8 × 2 1/4 in)
50 g (1 3/4 oz)
Weight and dimensions are approximate.
Erorrs and omissions excepted.
Subject to change without notice.
If your TV (or VCR) has a SCART terminal (without S (S1)-video)
PC-A10
SCART Adapter
AUDIO AUDIO VIDEO
(R) (L/MONO)
STV-250N Stereo Video Cable
• Connect the PC-A10 SCART adapter to the TV or VCR’s SCART terminal.
• Connect the camera to the adapter. Connect the camera using the STV-250N
Stereo Video Cable. Connect the white plug to the white audio terminal L (left).
Connect the red plug to the red audio terminal R (right). Connect the yellow
plug to the yellow video terminal VIDEO.
• If you are connecting the camera to a TV, set the TV/VIDEO selector on the
television to VIDEO.
• If you are connecting the camera to a VCR, set the input selector on the VCR to
LINE.
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If your TV (or VCR) has an S (S1) -video input terminal
For higher picture quality, we recommend playing back recordings on a TV with
an S (S1) terminal.
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INPUT
S(S1)-VIDEO
VIDEO
AUDIO
L
STV-250N Stereo Video Cable
R
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S-150 S-video Cable
• Attach the DU-300 Docking Unit in order to use the S-video terminal ( 27).
• Use the S-150 S-video Cable to connect the S-video terminals. Use the
STV-250N Stereo Video Cable to connect the AUDIO terminals. Connect the
white plug to the white AUDIO terminal L (left). Connect the red plug to the red
AUDIO terminal R (right). Do not connect the yellow plug.
• If you are connecting the camera to a TV, set the TV/VIDEO selector on the
television to VIDEO.
• If you are connecting the camera to a VCR, set the input selector on the VCR to
LINE.
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If your TV (or VCR) has audio/video input terminals
INPUT
VIDEO
STV-250N Stereo Video Cable
AUDIO
L
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R
• Connect the camera using the STV-250N Stereo Video Cable. Connect the white
plug to the white audio terminal L (left). Connect the red plug to the red audio
terminal R (right). Connect the yellow plug to the yellow video terminal
VIDEO.
• If you are connecting the camera to a TV, set the TV/VIDEO selector on the
television to VIDEO.
• If you are connecting the camera to a VCR, set the input selector on the VCR to
LINE.
• If you are going to use the TV as a monitor while you are shooting, remember
to keep the TV volume turned down as long as the camera’s audio terminals are
connected. If the sound from the TV speakers is picked up by the microphone,
an unpleasant high-pitched squeal, called feedback, may be produced.
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Tips for Making Better Videos
Holding the camera
For maximum stability, grip the camera in your right hand
and keep your right elbow pressed against your body.
If necessary support the camera with your left hand. With
practice, you will be able to operate the controls by touch,
without taking your eye off the action.
• When holding the camera, be sure to avoid touching the
lens and the microphone.
To prevent any unwanted movement, you can mount the
camera on a tripod, (or any flat surface at a suitable
height) and operate it with the wireless controller.
• When you are using a tripod, be careful not to leave the
viewfinder exposed to bright sunlight or it may melt.
(The light is concentrated by the viewfinder lens.)
• Make sure that the fastening screw of the tripod is no
longer than 5.5 mm (1/4 inch), or it will damage the
camera.
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Composition
The most important element in the scene does not have to
be in the centre. For a more interesting picture, try to
position your subject so it is slightly to one side. Leave
some space on the side of the frame that the subject is
facing or moving towards.
Don’t cut off the top of the subject’s head, and don’t cut
people off at the neck, hips or knees (move a little bit
above or below).
Watch out for distracting objects in the background.
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Picture angle
Instead of zooming while recording, try
to choose your picture angle before you
begin. A good way to tell a story with
video is to begin with a long shot that
establishes the situation, and then move
in with medium shots and close-ups to
show the details. Remember to change
your viewpoint for each shot.
Long shot
Medium shot
Close-up
Remember that any camera movement
or change in picture angle should have
a definite purpose. Avoid unnecessary
or half-hearted movements.
Camera moves
Use pans to record a landscape or
follow a moving subject. Decide the
area you want to cover and stand facing
the end of your panning angle. Without
moving your feet, turn your waist to the
starting position. Start recording, and
after a few seconds begin to turn slowly
from the waist. Hold the final image for
a few seconds before you stop
recording.
Tilt the camera up to exaggerate the
height of the subject. Tilt down from
the top of a building, for example, as an
introduction to subjects at the bottom.
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Pan
Tilt
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Turning the Image Stabilizer Off
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MENU
With most camcorders, even the slightest hand movements will be noticeable
during telephoto recording. However, the MV4/MV4i/MV4i MC’s image
stabilizer allows you to obtain steady recordings even at high magnification.
MOVIE
P.SCAN
CAM.SET UP
(
IMAGE S.
•ON
34)
To turn the image stabilizer off, open the menu and select CAM.SET
UP. Then select IMAGE S., set it to OFF and close the menu.
Using the Full
Range of Features
CARD
REC
• The i mark disappears from the display when the stabilizer is off.
• The image stabilizer cannot be turned off when the program selector is set
to the [ (Easy Recording) position.
• The image stabilizer is designed to deal with a normal degree of camera shake.
• Keep the image stabilizer turned off when the camera is mounted on a tripod.
• The image stabilizer is not as effective as usual during the Low Light mode.
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Using the Menus
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Many of the camera’s advanced functions are selected from menus which appear
in the display.
There are 2 main menus:
CAM. MENU
Camera menu
(
PLAY (MV4i and MV4i MC: VCR) MENU(
37)
38)
The MV4i MC has 2 additional main menus:
C. REC MENU
C.PLAY MENU
2
CAM. MENU
Card record menu
Card play menu
MOVIE
Using the Full
Range of Features
MV4i MC
only
2
PLAY MENU PLAY ( VCR )
(MV4i and MV4i MC: VCR)
PLAY MENU
MV4i MC
only
2
C.REC MENU CARD
REC
(MV4i MC only)
D.EFFECTS
CAM.SET UP
CARD SET UP
DISP.SET UP
SYSTEM
RETURN
40)
41)
SEL.SETSET
MENUCLOSE
D.EFFECTS
CARD MIX
CAM.SET UP
VCR SET UP
DISP.SET UP
SYSTEM
RETURN
C.REC MENU
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2
P.SCAN
CAM.MENU
(
(
SEL.SETSET
MENUCLOSE
SEL.SETSET
MENUCLOSE
D.EFFECTS
VCR SET UP
CARD SET UP
CARD OPER.
DISP.SET UP
SYSTEM
RETURN
C.PLAY MENU CARD
PLAY
(MV4i MC only)
C.PLAY MENU
CARD OPER.
VCR SET UP
DISP.SET UP
SYSTEM
RETURN
SEL.SETSET
MENUCLOSE
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Selecting from the Menus
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The following icons are used throughout this manual to show the setting for the
POWER dial.
MV4
MV4i
VCR
PLAY
PL
AY
VC
POWER O F F
POWER OFF
MO
R
MO
VIE
MOVIE
AN
C
P.S
MOVIE
AN
C
P.S
VIE
P.SCAN
P.SCAN
MV4i MC
CA
PL RD
AY
VCR
VC
R
POWER OFF
MO
N
CA
P.S ARD
C
REC
VIE
MOVIE
CARD
REC
Using the Full
Range of Features
CARD
PLAY
P.SCAN
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MENU
MENU
TV
SCREEN
SET
1. Turn the POWER dial to the appropriate setting.
2. Press the MENU button to open the menu.
• One of the main menus appears, according to the POWER dial setting.
Using the Full
Range of Features
3. Turn the SELECT dial and move the arrow to the desired
submenu.
4. Press the SELECT dial in to select.
• The submenu appears.
5. Turn the SELECT dial and move the arrow to the desired function.
6. Press the SELECT dial in to select.
• The function and its settings only appear.
7. Turn the SELECT dial and move the arrow to the desired setting.
• If you are setting a function other than the white balance or shutter speed,
the function will be set if you close the menu here.
8. Press the SELECT dial in to select.
• The function is set and you return to the submenu.
9. Turn the SELECT dial and move the arrow to b RETURN.
10.Press the SELECT dial in to select.
• You return to the main menu.
11.Press the MENU button.
• The main menu disappears.
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• Pressing the MENU button at any time closes the menu.
• Selecting b RETURN takes you back one menu, or closes the main menu.
• Available menu items appear in yellow. Items that are unavailable, due to the
tape or card situation or the settings of other menu items, appear in purple.
• You may often find it convenient to use the wireless controller to move around
the menus. Press its MENU button to open/close the menu and use the arrow
keys in place of turning the SELECT dial. Push the SET button to select.
• Pressing the start/stop button or the PHOTO button will close the menu and
start recording.
• You can display the menus on a connected TV screen by turning TV SCREEN
( 142) on through the menu or using the wireless controller’s TV SCREEN
button. See p. 27 for TV hookup instructions.
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List of Menus
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Turn to appropriate page for a detailed explanation of each function.
2 CAM. MENU
Appears when the POWER dial is set to MOVIE or P.SCAN .
There are 5(+1) submenus within the CAM. MENU.
q To digital effects submenu
w To card mix submenu
(MV4i MC only)
e To camera set up submenu
r To VCR set up submenu
t To display set up submenu
y To system menu
u Close main menu
CAM.MENU
1
3
5
7
SEL.SETSET
MENUCLOSE
D.EFFECTS
CARD MIX
CAM.SET UP
VCR SET UP
DISP.SET UP
SYSTEM
RETURN
2
4
6
q
w
e
r
t
y
Digital effects select .............
Fader .....................................
Effect.....................................
Multi-image screen speed.....
Multi-image screen split .......
Return
61
61
62
63
63
D.EFFECTS
q
e
t
SEL.SETSET
MENUCLOSE
D.E.SELECT••OFF
w
FADER•••••••–––
EFFECT••••••–––
M.S.SPEED•••–––
M.S.SPLIT•••–––
RETURN
Using the Full
Range of Features
q Digital effects submenu
r
y
w Card mix submenu
(MV4i MC only)
u Mix type..............................
i Mix level.............................
118
119
CARD MIX
u
100-0001
43/50
MIX TYPE••••–––
MIX LEVEL•••–––
i
e Camera set up submenu
o
!0
!1
!2
!3
!4
Shutter speed.........................
Digital zoom .........................
Image stabilizer.....................
16:9 effect .............................
White balance .......................
Return
70
19
33
17
73
CAM.SET UP
o
!1
!3
SEL.SETSET
MENUCLOSE
SHUTTER•••••AUTO
D.ZOOM••••••ON
IMAGE S.
•ON
16:9••••••••OFF
WHITE BAL.••AUTO
RETURN
!0
!2
!4
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r VCR set up submenu
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!5
!6
!7
!8
Record mode.........................
Wind screen ..........................
Audio mode ..........................
Return
16
66
65
VCR SET UP
!5
!7
SEL.SETSET
MENUCLOSE
REC MODE••••SP
WIND SCREEN•ON
AUDIO MODE••12bit
RETURN
!6
!8
t Display set up submenu
Using the Full
Range of Features
!9
@0
@1
@2
@3
Brightness ............................. 21
Mirror mode.......................... 22
TV screen............................ 142
Date/time display.................. 48
Return
DISP.SET UP
!9
@1
@3
SEL.SETSET
MENUCLOSE
+
BRIGHTNESS••–
MIRROR••••••ON
TV SCREEN•••ON
D/T DISPLAY•OFF
RETURN
@0
@2
y System submenu
@4
@5
@6
@7
Wireless controller................
Tally lamp .............................
Beep ......................................
Time zone/
Daylight saving time.............
@8 Date/time set .........................
@9 Return
44
45
18
SYSTEM
@4
@6
@8
46
48
@9
SEL.SETSET
MENUCLOSE
WL.REMOTE•••
1
TALLY LAMP••ON
BEEP••••••••ON
T.ZONE/DST••–––
D/TIME SET••––.–––.––––
––:–– ––
RETURN
@5
@7
2 PLAY (MV4i and MV4i MC: VCR) MENU
Appears when the POWER dial is set to
There are 6 submenus.
q To digital effects submenu
w To VCR set up submenu
e To card set up submenu
(MV4i MC only)
r To card operations submenu
(MV4i MC only)
t To display set up submenu
y To system submenu
u Close main menu
38
PLAY
( VCR for the MV4i and MV4i MC)
PLAY MENU
1
3
5
7
D.EFFECTS
VCR SET UP
CARD SET UP
CARD OPER.
DISP.SET UP
SYSTEM
RETURN
SEL.SETSET
MENUCLOSE
2
4
6
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q Digital effects submenu
q
w
e
r
t
y
Digital effects select .............
Fader .....................................
Effect.....................................
Multi-image screen speed.....
Multi-image screen split .......
Return
61
61
62
63
63
D.EFFECTS
q
D.E.SELECT••OFF
w
FADER•••••••–––
EFFECT••••••–––
M.S.SPEED•••–––
M.S.SPLIT•••–––
RETURN
r
y
E
SEL.SETSET
MENUCLOSE
e
t
w VCR set up submenu
u Output channel......................
i Wind screen ..........................
o Return
96
66
VCR SET UP
u
o
SEL.SETSET
MENUCLOSE
OUTPUT CH•••L/R
WIND SCREEN•ON
RETURN
i
!0 Image quality ........................ 99
!1 File numbers ....................... 101
!2 Return
CARD SET UP
!0
!2
r Card operations submenu
(MV4i MC only)
!3 Copy from cassette to card .
!4 Return
SEL.SETSET
MENUCLOSE
QUALITY•••••FINE
FILE NOS.•••CONTINUOUS
RETURN
CARD OPER.
120
!3
COPY[
RETURN
]
!1
Using the Full
Range of Features
e Card set up submenu
(MV4i MC only)
SEL.SETSET
MENUCLOSE
!4
t Display set up submenu
!5
!6
!7
!8
!9
@0
Brightness ............................. 21
Displays .............................. 142
6-second auto date ................ 77
Data code .............................. 76
Date/time select .................... 75
Return
DISP.SET UP
!5
!7
!9
SEL.SETSET
MENUCLOSE
+
BRIGHTNESS••–
DISPLAYS••••ON
6SEC.DATE•••OFF
DATA CODE•••DATE/TIME
D/TIME SEL.•DATE & TIME
RETURN
!6
!8
@0
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y System submenu
E
@1 Wireless controller................
@2 Tally lamp .............................
(MV4i and MV4i MC only)
@3 Beep ......................................
@4 Return
SYSTEM
44
45
@1
@3
SEL.SETSET
MENUCLOSE
WL.REMOTE•••
1
TALLY LAMP••ON
BEEP••••••••ON
RETURN
@2
@4
18
2 C. REC MENU (MV4i MC only)
Using the Full
Range of Features
Appears when the POWER dial is set to
C. REC MENU.
q
w
e
r
t
y
To digital effects submenu
To camera set up submenu
To card set up submenu
To display set up menu
To system menu
Close main menu
CARD
REC
. There are 5 submenus within the
C.REC MENU
1
3
5
SEL.SETSET
MENUCLOSE
D.EFFECTS
CAM.SET UP
CARD SET UP
DISP.SET UP
SYSTEM
RETURN
2
4
6
q Digital effects submenu
q
w
e
r
t
Digital effects select .............
Effect.....................................
Multi-image screen speed.....
Multi-image screen split .......
Return
61
62
63
63
D.EFFECTS
q
w
r
SEL.SETSET
MENUCLOSE
D.E.SELECT•• OFF
EFFECT••••••–––
M.S.SPEED•••–––
M.S.SPLIT•••–––
RETURN
e
t
w Camera set up submenu
y
u
i
o
!0
Shutter speed.........................
Digital zoom .........................
Image stabilizer.....................
White balance .......................
Return
70
19
33
73
CAM.SET UP
y
i
!0
SEL.SETSET
MENUCLOSE
SHUTTER•••••AUTO
D.ZOOM••••••ON
IMAGE S.
•ON
WHITE BAL.••AUTO
RETURN
u
o
e Card set up submenu
!1
!2
!3
!4
40
Image quality ........................ 99
File numbers ....................... 101
Shutter sound ...................... 102
Return
CARD SET UP
!1
!3
SEL.SETSET
MENUCLOSE
QUALITY•••••FINE
FILE NOS.•••CONTINUOUS
SHTR SOUND••ON
RETURN
!2
!4
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r Display set up submenu
!5
!6
!7
!8
!9
Brightness ............................. 21
Mirror mode.......................... 22
TV screen............................ 142
Date/time display.................. 48
Return
!5
!7
!9
SEL.SETSET
MENUCLOSE
+
BRIGHTNESS••–
MIRROR••••••ON
TV SCREEN•••ON
D/T DISPLAY•OFF
RETURN
E
DISP.SET UP
!6
!8
t System submenu
@0 Wireless controller................
@1 Beep ......................................
@2 Time zone/
Daylight saving time.............
@3 Date/time set .........................
@4 Return
44
18
SYSTEM
@0
@2
46
48
@4
SEL.SETSET
MENUCLOSE
WL.REMOTE•••
1
BEEP••••••••ON
T.ZONE/DST••PARIS
D/TIME SET••––.–––.––––
––:–– ––
RETURN
@1
@3
Using the Full
Range of Features
2 C. PLAY MENU (MV4i MC only)
Appears when the POWER dial is set to CARD
PLAY .
There are 4 submenus within the C. PLAY MENU.
q
w
e
r
t
To card operations submenu
To VCR set up submenu
To display set up submenu
To system submenu
Close main menu
C.PLAY MENU
1
3
5
SEL.SETSET
MENUCLOSE
CARD OPER.
VCR SET UP
DISP.SET UP
SYSTEM
RETURN
2
4
q-1 Card operations submenu (when playing back a single image)
q
w
e
r
t
Copy from card to cassette ...
Erase all print marks ...........
Image erase .........................
Format.................................
Return
121
114
115
122
CARD OPER.
q
e
t
]
COPY[
PRINT MARKS
IMAGE ERASE
FORMAT
RETURN
SEL.SETSET
MENUCLOSE
ALL ERASE
w
r
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q-2 Card operations submenu (when displaying an index screen)
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y To image protect .................
u To print mark ......................
i Return
112
113
CARD OPER.
y
i
SEL.SETSET
MENUCLOSE
PROTECT
PRINT MARK
RETURN
u
w VCR set up submenu
Using the Full
Range of Features
o Record mode.........................
!0 Return
16
VCR SET UP
o
SEL.SETSET
MENUCLOSE
REC MODE••••SP
RETURN
!0
e Display set up submenu
!1
!2
!3
!4
Brightness ............................. 21
Displays .............................. 142
Date/time select .................... 75
Return
DISP.SET UP
!1
!3
SEL.SETSET
MENUCLOSE
+
BRIGHTNESS••–
DISPLAYS••••ON
D/TIME SEL.•DATE & TIME
RETURN
!2
!4
r System submenu
!5
!6
!7
!8
42
Wireless controller................
Tally lamp .............................
Beep ......................................
Return
44
45
18
SYSTEM
!5
!7
SEL.SETSET
MENUCLOSE
WL.REMOTE•••
1
TALLY LAMP••ON
BEEP••••••••ON
RETURN
!6
!8
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Using the Wireless Controller/Tally Lamp
The supplied wireless controller can
operate the camera from a distance of
up to 5 m (16 feet). Point it at the
camera’s remote sensor while you press
the buttons.
There are some functions that cannot be
operated without the wireless
controller:
• Special playback ( 25)
• Photo/date search ( 78)
• Zero set memory ( 79)
• Audio mix ( 95)
• A/V insert ( 86: MV4i and
MV4i MC only)
• Audio dubbing ( 89)
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5m
Insert two AA batteries, following the
= and - markings. Be careful not to
reverse the polarity of the batteries.
Using the Full
Range of Features
Inserting batteries
• When using the wireless controller in brightly lit places or outdoors, the
effective range will be less.
• The camera may have difficulty picking up the remote control signals at
extremely close range.
• Do not leave the controller exposed to direct sunlight, or in hot or humid places.
• When the batteries run out, replace them both together.
• If the wireless controller doesn’t work, see p. 45.
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When Operating 2 Canon DV Camcorders (Remote Sensor Mode)
To prevent interference from other
Canon wireless controllers being used
nearby, there are 2 remote sensor
modes and an off setting. The wireless
controller and the camera have to be set
to the same mode in order to be
compatible.
ZOOM
W
T
REMOTE
SET
Using the Full
Range of Features
The wireless controller and the camera have been preset to mode 1. If you change
the mode on the camera, be sure to change the mode on the wireless controller to
the same mode.
MOVIE
P.SCAN
PLAY
(
VCR
)
CARD
REC
CARD
PLAY
SYSTEM
(
34)
WL.REMOTE•••
1
A 1 : Mode 1
A 2 : Mode 2
OFFB : Sensor off
To turn the remote sensor off:
Open the menu and select SYSTEM. Then select WL.REMOTE, set it to
OFFB and close the menu.
• B appears in the display.
To change the mode...
...on the camera:
Open the menu and select SYSTEM. Then select WL.REMOTE, set it
to A 1 or A 2 and close the menu.
• The selected mode will appear on the display for 4 seconds.
...on the wireless controller:
Press and hold the REMOTE SET button on the wireless controller.
Simultaneously press the ZOOM W button for mode 1 or the ZOOM
T button for mode 2. Continue to press simultaneously for over 2
seconds.
• Be sure to set the wireless controller to the same mode as the camera.
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If your wireless controller isn’t working:
Make sure the camera and the wireless controller are both set to the same mode.
Check the mode the camera is set to by pushing any button other than the
REMOTE SET button on the wireless controller. The camera’s mode appears in
purple for about 4 seconds. Set the wireless controller’s mode accordingly by
pressing the aforementioned button combinations. If the wireless controller still
doesn’t work, change the batteries.
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• The mode the camera is set to also appears for 4 seconds when you turn the
power on.
Turning off the tally lamp
Using the Full
Range of Features
The tally lamp lets you know that the
camera is recording, receiving signals
from the wireless controller or counting
down for the self-timer. However, its
flashing may be reflected into the lens
during close-up recording, or when
recording through glass.
You may therefore decide to turn it off.
MOVIE
P.SCAN
VCR
CARD
PLAY
SYSTEM
(
TALLY LAMP••ON
34)
To turn the tally lamp off, open the menu and select SYSTEM. Then select
TALLY LAMP, set it to OFF and close the menu.
• The tally lamp no longer flashes during recording, but it will still light up when
the camera receives a signal from the wireless controller and during the
self-timer countdown.
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Setting the Date and Time
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MENU
Using the Full
Range of Features
The date and/or time display forms part of the data code. You can choose to
display or hide it during playback ( 75).
Set the date and time display when you first start using your camera. Install the
backup battery before you begin ( 129).
• Before you start setting the date and time, select your home time zone from the
menu.
Setting the time zone/daylight saving time
MOVIE
P.SCAN
CARD
REC
SYSTEM
(
T.ZONE/DST••PARIS
34)
1. Open the menu and select SYSTEM.
2. Select T.ZONE/DST.
• The time zone display appears on the screen.
• Your camcorder’s time zone is factory-preset to Paris. If you are at another
time zone, select your time zone first and daylight saving time (DST) setting
if necessary.
3. Move up or down the list of time zones with the SELECT dial.
Select the option that represents your time zone.
• If you are now in daylight saving time, select the time zone with the
daylight saving time mark C next to the area.
4. Close the menu.
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16
1
19
18
24
20
4
2
3
17
6
7
10
9
15
8
5
21
23
14
12
22
11
13
14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24
No. Time zone
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10 11 12 13
No. Time zone
WELLGTN (Wellington)
SAMOA
HONOLU (Honolulu)
ANCHOR (Anchorage)
L.A. (Los Angeles)
DENVER
CHICAGO
N.Y. (New York)
CARACAS
RIO (Rio de Janeiro)
FERNAN. (Fernando de Noronha)
AZORES
Using the Full
Range of Features
LONDON
PARIS
CAIRO
MOSCOW
DUBAI
KARACHI
DACCA
BANGKOK
H. KONG (Hong Kong)
TOKYO
SYDNEY
SOLOMON
1
• After you have selected your time zone and set the date and time, when you
travel to another time zone, there is no need to reset the date and time. Just set
the time zone to your destination and the camera’s clock will automatically
change to display the correct time for your destination.
• The camera automatically accounts for the number of days in a month and leap
year.
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Setting the clock
After you set the date and time, the date/time and home time zone will be
displayed for about 4 seconds each time you turn the power on.
MOVIE
P.SCAN
CARD
REC
SYSTEM
(
34)
D/TIME SET•• 1.JAN.2001
12:00 AM
1. Open the menu and select SYSTEM.
2. Select D/TIME SET.
• The year display starts to flash.
Using the Full
Range of Features
3. Turn the SELECT dial up and down to change the year. Press the
dial in to move to another part of the display.
• Once you move from the year, the next part of the display starts flashing.
4. Set the month, day, hours, and minutes in the same way.
5. Press the MENU button when finished, and to start the clock.
• To make a change to part of the date and time, press the SELECT dial in at step
3 to move to the part to be changed. Turn the dial to make the change, then
close the menu.
• The date can be set to any year between 2001 and 2030.
• If you press the MENU button in the middle of setting the date and time, you
leave the menu, and the clock starts.
• If you press the SELECT dial in after setting the minutes you can set the date
and time again from the start.
Date and time display
You can choose to display or hide the date and time display during recording.
When the date and time display is set to ON, the date and time show in the lower
left-hand corner of the display but the time zone disappears in about 4 seconds.
The large, 4-second display will no longer appear when you turn on the power. It
is not automatically superimposed on your recordings.
MOVIE
P.SCAN
CARD
REC
DISP.SET UP
(
48
D/T DISPLAY•OFF
34)
To turn it on, open the menu and select DISP.SET UP. Then select D/T
DISPLAY, set it to ON and close the menu.
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Recording in Progressive Scan Mode
In Progressive Scan Mode, the MV4/MV4i/MV4i MC records 25 full frame
images per second, continuously, for superior quality frames. Use Progressive
Scan Mode for fast moving scenes and moments that are hard to capture just
taking a still photo. Check your tennis or golf swing, for example, or capture the
smile of a baby.
MV4i MC only: If you plan on copying still images to a memory card later, we
recommend recording in Progressive Scan Mode.
PO
WE
R
PL
O AY
FF
2
VIE
MO
P.SCAN
Using the Full
Range of Features
1
E
3
1. Set the POWER dial lock lever to the 2 2 position.
2. Turn the POWER dial to P.SCAN.
• The power indicator lights up red.
• PRO.SCAN appears in the display.
3. Press the start/stop button to begin recording.
• When you finish recording, return the lock lever to the 2 position.
• Progressive scan video may appear slightly jerky during normal playback.
Some recording conditions may be more suitable for MOVIE than P. SCAN.
• The camera will turn itself off if you leave it in record pause mode for more
than about 5 minutes. To return to record pause mode, set the POWER dial to
OFF and then back to P. SCAN.
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Taking Still Pictures to a Cassette
MV4i MC: To take still images on a memory card, see p. 103.
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1
PHOTO
PHOTO
MENU
2
Using the Full
Range of Features
PHOTO
You can record still pictures like a photograph. The camcorder records the picture
and sound to tape for several seconds. The exposure is automatically adjusted.
MV4i MC only: Copy still photos automatically to a memory card ( 120) for
transfer to a PC for image enhancement and printout. Also, starting your shooting
with a still photo makes it easy to find the beginning again later with the Photo
Search function ( 78).
You can take a still picture at any time during regular video recording, or you can
put the camcorder into record pause mode first, then take a still picture.
MOVIE
P.SCAN
During record mode
Press the PHOTO button fully down and the still picture will be taken
immediately.
• The camcorder takes the image immediately, and then records the “photo” to the
tape for approximately 6 seconds (8 seconds in SP or LP recording mode).
During this time the camcorder also records the sound, and the display shows
the still picture.
• A counter display appears, and counts up as the camcorder records the picture.
• The camera returns to record pause mode.
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During record pause mode
1. Press the PHOTO button halfway down and hold it:
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• “PHOTO” flashes at the bottom right of display.
• Exposure is locked.
• During autofocus F flashes white in the display as the camcorder adjusts the
focus and it is displayed continuously as a green mark when the camera is
ready to take the still picture.
• If the subject is unsuitable for autofocus ( 135), the camcorder may not
be able to focus, and F may continue to flash white in the display. Continue
to hold the PHOTO button halfway down, then adjust the focus manually
with the SELECT dial.
• If you are using manual focus ( 72), the F mark starts as a continous
green mark. Focus with the SELECT dial.
2. Press the PHOTO button fully down to take the still picture.
Using the Full
Range of Features
• The camera takes the image immediately, and then records the “photo” to
the tape for approximately 6 seconds*. During this time the camera also
records the sound, and the display shows the still picture.
• A counter display appears, and counts up as the camcorder records the
picture. F disappears from the display.
• The camera returns to record pause mode.
• The camcorder automatically returns to record pause mode after recording a
still image for approximately 6 seconds*. If you turn the POWER dial to OFF
during that time, the camcorder will respond only after recording is complete.
• The wireless controller’s PHOTO button has no half-way setting. Press the
button fully and the camera immediately takes the “photo”.
• Only take “photos” where it is bright enough to see the image in the display.
• If you want to use an effect, make sure you set it before you take your picture.
* 8 seconds in
SP or
LP recording mode.
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Searching and Reviewing While Recording
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Record search
When the camera is in record pause
mode, you can use record search to
play the tape forwards or backwards to
find the point where you want to start
or resume recording. This is useful
when you want to add a new scene to a
previously used cassette. By using
record search, you can ensure a smooth,
noise-free join between the new scene
and the old one.
Using the Full
Range of Features
MOVIE
REC SEARCH
P.SCAN
1. Press and hold the REC SEARCH + or – button on the camera
while you check the picture in the display.
• The + button plays the recording forwards and the – button plays it
backwards.
2. Release the button when you find the point where you want to start
recording.
• The camera returns to record pause mode.
Record review
When the camera is in record pause mode, you can use record review to play back
the last few seconds of your recording and then return automatically to record
pause mode. You can quickly make sure that a scene has recorded properly and
then go on to shoot the next scene, without producing any noise in the picture.
MOVIE
P.SCAN
1. Press and release the c (record review) button while you check the
picture in the display.
• The camera rewinds the tape, plays back the last few seconds, and returns to
record pause mode.
• Noise may appear on the screen when you play the tape backwards.
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Using the Various Recording Programs
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P
Availability of functions in each recording program
Position of
program selector
P
Recording
Program
[(Easy
Recording)
P
Q
[
Shutter Speed
Focus
Exposure
White balance
Image stabilizer (ON/OFF)
Digital effects
16:9
Card mix*
Using the Full
Range of Features
The camera provides you with a choice of 7 recording programs. They use
different combinations of camera settings in order to adjust the exposure and other
functions to match the recording situation.
• For simple point-and-shoot operation, select the Easy Recording program. Slide
the program selector to the [ position.
• For normal shooting conditions, slide the program selector to Q (program AE)
mode. Open the program menu and select AUTO ( 54).
• For various other recording conditions, the camera has 5 more specialised AE
(auto exposure) programs.
Auto
h
A
ON
i
i
i
Sports
&
Portrait Spotlight Sand
Snow
Low
Light
A
h
h
h
h
h
h
h
i
* MV4i MC only
h : Available
i : Not available
A : Automatic function only
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Setting the program AE mode
MOVIE
1.
2.
3.
4.
P.SCAN
CARD
REC
Slide the program selector to Q (program AE) mode.
Press the SELECT dial in to display the program menu.
Turn the SELECT dial to move the arrow up or down the display.
Press the SELECT dial in to select the desired program.
Using the Full
Range of Features
• The program will appear in the display.
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• The name of your selected recording program appears constantly on the left of
the display, with the exception of Auto, which is displayed and then disappears
after 4 seconds.
• Avoid changing programs during recording as the brightness of the image may
change suddenly.
• If you switch the camera from the [ program to the Q program, the camera
returns to the Auto mode.
• When recording in dark places a bright light in the scene
may cause a vertical light bar (“smear”) to appear. This is a
normal feature of camcorders.
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Easy Recording
The simplest way to use the camera is with the
program selector set to the [ position. The
camera will take care of focus, exposure and
other adjustments, leaving you free to point and
shoot.
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[
Auto
This is the same as the Easy Recording program,
except that you now have the option of using
any of the camera’s manual functions.
AUTO
This program is useful for recording high-speed
sports scenes in brightly lit conditions. Normal
playback will be slightly jerky, but you will get
clear images which can be analysed frame by
frame during slow or paused playback.
SPORTS
Using the Full
Range of Features
Sports
Portrait
Use this program outdoors to make subjects
stand out from a softened foreground and
background. It works well for still-lifes and
close-ups. The effect is most noticeable when
the zoom position is between the middle range
and the telephoto end. Focus manually for
maximum accuracy, and be careful when
recording action scenes, as this program may
cause fast moving objects to shudder.
PORTRAIT
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Spotlight
This program is designed for recording spotlit
scenes, such as on a stage. The exposure is
automatically adjusted for glare-free recordings
of subjects lit by a concentrated light source.
SPOTLIGHT
Sand & Snow
Using the Full
Range of Features
Use this program in places where the
background is so bright that the subject appears
underexposed in the display — a sunny beach or
ski resort, for example. You may notice some
shudder when recording moving subjects.
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SAND&SNOW
Low Light
This program allows you to record in dimly lit
places. It is generally best used for close-ups of
slow or stationary subjects, as moving subjects
may leave a trailing after-image. However, you
can take advantage of this to create special
effects, by rapid zooming or by panning along
with a moving subject. Picture quality will not
be as good as in normal lighting conditions, and
autofocus may not work as well as usual.
LOW LIGHT
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Using Digital Effects
Use the camera’s digital effects for more interesting productions.
• Faders:
Start or end scenes on a tape with a fade to or from black
( 59). Fade Trigger, Wipe, Scroll, Mosaic Fade*
• Effects:
Add flavor to your recordings ( 60).
Art, Black and White, Sepia, Mosaic
• Multi-image Screen: Divides the display to show 4, 9 or 16 still photos. Has 4
transition speed options: fast, moderate, slow and manual
( 63).
* Available in PLAY (MV4i and MV4i MC: VCR) mode
only.
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Availability of digital effects by mode
** MV4i MC only
MOVIE
P. SCAN
PLAY
(VCR)
CARD
REC**
CARD
PLAY**
Faders
h
i
h
i
i
Effects
h
h
h
h
i
Multi-image
Screen
h
h
h
h
i
h : Available
Using the Full
Range of Features
PHOTO
i : Not available
• The types of digital effects you are able to use depends on the setting of the
POWER dial and the recording program.
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Using the Full
Range of Features
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• When you do not want to use digital effects, set D.E.SELECT to OFF through
the menu.
• The camera remembers your chosen digital effect setting until you change it.
• Digital effects can be selected but not operated on a blank blue screen (appears
in PLAY mode (MV4i and MV4i MC: in VCR mode)). The display continues
to flash.
• Digital effects operated during PLAY (MV4i and MV4i MC: VCR) mode are
not recorded onto the original tape.
• Digital effects can be added to another tape when dubbing using the A/V out
terminal (PLAY (MV4i and MV4i MC: VCR) mode), but not the DV out
terminal.
• You cannot operate digital effects while photo/date searching.
• If you slide the program selector to [ (Easy Recording) while the digital effect
display is flashing, it will disappear from the display and reappear when you
return to Q (program AE) mode.
• The digital effect display will flash for 2 seconds after setting, even if
DISPLAYS is set to OFF in the menu.
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● Faders
Fade Trigger (FADE-T)
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When you start recording, the scene
gradually fades in from a black screen.
When you stop recording, it gradually
fades out.
Wipe (WIPE)
Scroll (SCROLL)
Using the Full
Range of Features
When you start recording, the picture
begins as a thin vertical line in the
centre of the screen which gradually
expands sideways until it fills the
whole of the screen. When you end a
scene, the image is wiped from both
sides of the screen.
When you start recording the picture
appears from the right hand side of the
screen and expands sideways until it
fills the whole screen. When you end a
scene, the image is wiped back off.
Mosaic Fade (M. FADE)*
Blurs the image by enlarging the size of
some pixels. The image appears as
increasingly large squares of colour as
it fades out, and smaller squares when
it fades in.
* Available in PLAY (MV4i and MV4i MC: VCR) mode only.
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● Effects
Art (ART)
Adds a paint-like effect, called
solarization, to the image.
Black and White (BLK & WHT)
Using the Full
Range of Features
Makes the image black and white.
Sepia (SEPIA)
Makes a monochrome image with a
brownish tint.
Mosaic (MOSAIC)
Blurs the image by enlarging the size of
some pixels.
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Digital effects can be set with the controls on the body of the camera or the
wireless controller. Pressing the ▲/▼ buttons on the wireless controller
correspond to turning the SELECT dial up and down, and pressing the SET button
corresponds to pressing the SELECT dial in.
E
MENU
P
SET
D.EFFECTS – ON/OFF
ON/
OFF
D.EFFECTS
Operating faders
MOVIE
P.SCAN
PLAY
(
VCR
)
D.EFFECTS
(
D.E.SELECT••FADER
Using the Full
Range of Features
Sound and image fade together.
When operating faders in MOVIE or P.SCAN mode, make sure the program
selector is set to Q.
FADER•••••••FADE–T
34)
Select fader
1. Open the menu and select D.EFFECTS.
2. Select D.E.SELECT.
3. Select FADER.
• You return to the D.EFFECTS submenu.
4. Select FADER again (the name of the previously selected fader also
appears).
• FADE-T, WIPE, SCROLL, M.FADE settings appear.
5. Select the desired setting.
• The menu returns to the submenu.
6. Close the menu.
• The name of your selected fader flashes in the display.
Fader on/off
7. Press the D.EFFECTS ON/OFF button.
• The name of your selection stops flashing.
• Each time you press the ON/OFF button, the chosen fader is activated
(display lights continuously) or deactivated (display flashes).
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8. If you’re in MOVIE or
P.SCAN mode:
If you’re in PLAY (MV4i
or MV4i MC:VCR) mode:
Fade in- Press the start/stop button.
Fade out- Press the start/stop button.
Fade in- Press the e (play) button.
Fade out- Press the a (pause) button.
Operating effects
Sound records/plays back normally.
When operating effects in MOVIE, P.SCAN or CARD REC mode, make sure the
program selector is set to Q.
Using the Full
Range of Features
MOVIE
P.SCAN
PLAY
(
VCR
)
CARD
REC
D.EFFECTS
(
D.E.SELECT••EFFECT
EFFECT••••••ART
34)
Select effect
1. Open the menu and select D.EFFECTS.
2. Select D.E.SELECT.
3. Select EFFECT.
• You return to the D.EFFECTS submenu.
4. Select EFFECT again (the name of the previously selected effect
also appears).
• ART, BLK&WHT, SEPIA, MOSAIC settings appear.
5. Select the desired setting.
• The menu returns to the submenu.
6. Close the menu.
• The menu disappears and the name of your selected setting flashes in the
display.
Effect on/off
7. If you’re in PLAY (MV4i and MV4i MC:VCR) mode, press the
e (play) button.
8. Press the D.EFFECTS ON/OFF button.
• The name of your selection stops flashing and takes effect on the display.
• Each time you press the ON/OFF button, the chosen effect is activated or
deactivated.
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Using the Multi-Image Screen
Divides your display image into 4, 9 or 16 smaller images with the Image Capture
feature. With this feature, the camera captures the current scene being shot or
replayed. Choose the transition speed — manual, fast (every 4 frames), moderate
(every 6 frames) or slow (every 8 frames) — at which to capture a moving
subject, such as a person playing tennis or golf. Sound is recorded normally.
4 images
9 images
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16 images
Operating the multi-image screen
MOVIE
P.SCAN
PLAY
(
VCR
)
CARD
REC
D.E.SELECT••MULTI-S
D.EFFECTS
(
Using the Full
Range of Features
When operating the multi-image screen in MOVIE, P.SCAN or CARD REC
mode, make sure the program selector is set to Q.
In PLAY (MV4i and MV4i MC: VCR) mode, you can only operate the multiimage screen in the following playback modes:
When M.S.SPEED is set to MANUAL: Still picture playback, slow
forward/reverse playback
When M.S.SPEED is set to FAST, MODERATE or SLOW: Still picture playback
34)
M.S.SPEED•••MANUAL
M.S.SPLIT•••4
Select multi-image screen
1. Open the menu and select D.EFFECTS.
2. Select D.E.SELECT.
3. Select MULTI-S.
• You return to the D.EFFECTS submenu.
4. Select M.S. SPEED.
• MANUAL, FAST, MODERATE and SLOW settings appear.
5. Select the desired setting.
6. Select M.S. SPLIT.
• 4, 9, 16 settings appear.
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7. Select the desired setting.
8. Close the menu.
• The digital effects menu disappears.
• MULTI-S flashes in the display.
Multi-image screen on/off
9. Push the D.EFFECTS ON/OFF button.
• Manual: As you press the ON/OFF button, scenes will be captured one after
another the indicated number of times. If you push and hold the ON/OFF
button for more than a second, the last image captured will be erased.
• The currently recording image is framed in blue. The frame disappears after
the last image is captured.
• Automatic: The camera will capture the indicated number of images at the
indicated speed.
Using the Full
Range of Features
10.If you’re in MOVIE or P.SCAN, push the start/stop button to
begin recording.
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• The multi-image screen is recorded to the tape.
• MV4i MC: If you're in CARD REC mode, press the PHOTO button to
record the multi-image screen to the memory card.
• You cannot use the multi-image screen with digital zoom or the 16:9 mode.
• You can operate the multi-image screen from record or record pause mode.
• After all the images have been captured, push the ON/OFF button quickly to
cancel the multi-image screen.
• If you are operating the multi-image screen in PLAY (MV4i and MV4i MC:
VCR) mode and you stop or pause the tape, or press any other playback button
or the date/photo search button, the multi-image screen will be cancelled. (This
does not apply with the MANUAL multi-image speed.)
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Audio Recording
Selecting the audio mode
MV4/MV4i/MV4i MC can record sound in two audio modes — 16 bit and 12 bit.
The 16 bit mode produces the higher sound quality (slightly superior to CD)
while the 12 bit mode records on 2 channels (stereo 1), leaving 2 channels free
(stereo 2) for you to add new sound at a later date.
MOVIE
P.SCAN
VCR SET UP
(
E
AUDIO MODE••12bit
34)
To switch to the 16 bit mode, open the menu and select VCR SET UP.
Then select AUDIO MODE, set it to 16 bit and close the menu.
• “16 bit” is shown in the display for approximately 4 seconds.
Using the Full
Range of Features
• For details on adding new sound, see p. 89.
• For details of playing back a tape that has new sound on stereo 2, see p. 95.
• When the recording mode ie set to SP or LP mode, the audio mode
becomes automatically set to 12 bit (1 channel only).
MV4i/MV4i MC only
• When you record to the MV4i/MV4i MC from a camcorder with DV terminal
outputs, the audio mode becomes automatically set to 12 bit.
External microphone and headphones
MIC
For greater creative control over audio recording, you can connect an external
microphone to the camera via the DU-300 Docking Unit’s MIC terminal.
When using the MIC terminal, use a microphone with a built-in power supply
(condenser microphone). It is possible to connect almost any stereo microphone
with a plug diameter of 3.5 mm (1/8 in), however, their audio levels will be
different from that of the built-in microphone.
Attach the microphone to the optional SA-1 Adapter Bracket.
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1. Attach the microphone to the adapter bracket.
• Extend the adapter bracket open until it locks.
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2. Attach the adapter bracket to the docking unit.
3. Connect the microphone.
Using the Full
Range of Features
You can monitor the sound while recording and playing back by attaching stereo
headphones to the H terminal on the docking unit.
You can adjust the volume of attached headphones by turning the SELECT dial.
• A bar appears in the display to indicate the current volume. The volume level is
the same regardless of mode.
• The SELECT dial also controls the speaker volume once you remove the
headphones from the headphone socket ( 26).
• The levels you adjust for the built-in speaker and headphones are memorized
separately. The camera remembers your levels even if you turn the camera off
and back on again.
Wind screen
The camera has an automatic wind screen to prevent wind noise from interfering
with the sound track of a tape. As a rule, use the wind screen when recording
outdoors. Make sure it's off when recording indoors, where there is no wind to
affect your recording.
MOVIE
P.SCAN
PLAY
(
VCR
VCR SET UP
(
)
WIND SCREEN••ON
34)
To turn it off, open the menu and select VCR SET UP. Then select WIND
SCREEN, set it to OFF and close the menu.
• WS | is shown in the display when you turn the wind screen off.
• When the wind screen is on, some low sounds are cut out along with the sound
of the wind.
• The wind screen can be used for audio dubbing with the built-in microphone as
well as recording.
• The wind screen does not operate with an external microphone. The WIND
SCREEN menu options disappear (“– – –”) when an external microphone is
connected to the MIC terminal (on the DU-300). Note that WS | will not
appear in the display when an external microphone is attached.
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Setting the Self-Timer
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REC PAUSE
TO
PHO
(LINE-IN)
START
/STOP PHOTO
SELF
TIMER MENU
This is useful when you want to include yourself in the picture when recording
movies or still photographs.
P.SCAN
Using the Full
Range of Features
MOVIE
CARD
REC
1. Press the
self-timer button on the body of the camera
or
the SELF TIMER button on the wireless controller.
• SELF-T appears in the display.
• To have the subject monitor recording, rotate the LCD panel 180° (
22).
For movies
2. Press the start/stop button.
• The camera starts to record after a 10-second countdown period (or after 2
seconds when you use the wireless controller). The time remaining counts
down in the display (e.g. “5 SEC”).
• SELF-T disappears from the display when recording begins.
• The tally lamp starts flashing.
3. Press the start/stop button to end recording.
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For stills
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2. Press a PHOTO button on the camera body or the wireless
controller.
• The camera automatically adjusts the focus 2 seconds before the
countdown is complete. The F mark flashes white then turns green
after the focus and exposure are set. If you are using the wireless
controller, the F mark starts flashing immediately after you press the
PHOTO button.
Using the Full
Range of Features
• The camcorder takes the picture for approximately 6 seconds (8 seconds in
SP or LP recording mode).
• If you’re in MOVIE or P.SCAN mode, the camcorder returns to record
pause mode after recording to a tape.
MV4i MC only: If you’re in CARD REC mode, the currently recording
image appears after recording to a memory card.
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• If you have the beep turned on, it sounds each time the tally lamp flashes before
recording.
• To cancel the self-timer before the countdown has begun, press the
SELF
TIMER button.
• To cancel the self-timer once the countdown has begun, press the
SELF
TIMER button, start/stop if you’re shooting movies, or PHOTO if you’re taking
a still image.
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Adjusting Exposure Manually
Exposure lock
MOVIE
P.SCAN
E
CARD
REC
When you are recording in situations
where the lighting may change
suddenly, you can lock the exposure at
the current level in order to control the
brightness of the image.
EXP
To lock the exposure, press the EXP button. Press it again to return to auto
exposure.
Using the Full
Range of Features
Exposure adjustment
MOVIE
P.SCAN
CARD
REC
When the exposure is locked, you can
adjust it manually, making the picture
brighter or darker in order to deal with
difficult lighting conditions. The
camera’s iris can be manually set to any
position from fully closed to fully open.
To make the recorded image brighter,
turn the SELECT dial upwards (to a
maximum of +11). This may be
necessary if the background is very
bright, or if the subject is lit from
behind.
To make the recorded image darker,
turn the SELECT dial downwards (to a
minimum of –11). This may be
necessary if the background is very
dark, or if the subject is spotlit.
EXP
E . L OCK ± 0
E . L O C K + 10
E . L OCK ± 0
E . L O C K – 10
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• You cannot adjust the exposure without the e mark before E.LOCK in the
display. Push the EXP button so that e appears before E.LOCK. Then you can
adjust the exposure manually.
• The standard exposure level depends on which recording program you have
selected.
• Exposure lock is cancelled if you change recording programs.
• You cannot use exposure lock or adjustment when the program selector is set to
the [ (Easy Recording) position.
• If you zoom while the exposure is locked, the brightness of the scene may
change.
Shutter speed
Using the Full
Range of Features
Set the shutter speed manually to take stable shots of quickly moving subjects.
MOVIE
P.SCAN
CARD
REC
CAM.SET UP
(
SHUTTER•••••AUTO
34)
1. Make sure the camera is set the Q (program AE) mode.
2. Press the SELECT dial in and choose AUTO from the program
menu.
3. Open the menu and select CAM.SET UP.
4. Select SHUTTER.
5. Press the SELECT dial in to select the desired shutter speed.
AUTO
1/50
1/120
1/250
1/500
1/1000
1/2000
slower
faster
6. Close the menu.
• The camera returns to the auto shutter setting when you slide the program
selector to [ (Easy Recording), or change the recording program.
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Guidelines for shooting using high shutter speeds
• When shooting with a shutter speed of 1/1000 or higher, do not shoot the sun
directly.
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Recommended shutter speeds when shooting:
1/2000
• Moving cars or trains or other
rapidly moving vehicles such as
roller coasters
1/1000, 1/500 or
1/250
• People doing indoor sports such as
basketball
1/120
• You are unable to set the shutter speed when exposure lock is set in any
recording program other than AUTO.
• The image may not appear smooth when a high shutter speed is set.
Using the Full
Range of Features
• People doing outdoor sports such as
golf or tennis
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Adjusting Focus Manually
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The camera can focus automatically. All you have to do is point it, and whatever is
in the centre of the display will usually be in sharp focus. If it does not seem to be
focusing well, it may be because the subject is not suitable for autofocus.
You can use the manual focusing function for more control over focusing.
Focus lock
Using the Full
Range of Features
MOVIE
P.SCAN
CARD
REC
Press the FOCUS button to turn off
autofocus. The focus remains locked at
the point set by autofocus.
(eM.FOCUS appears in the display.)
You can now adjust the focus manually
with the SELECT dial. Press the
FOCUS button again when you want to
return to autofocus.
• If you zoom in on your subject after
turning off autofocus, it may not stay
in focus. It is generally best to adjust
the zoom first, and then the focus.
FOCUS/
DATA CODE
Manual focus
MOVIE
P.SCAN
CARD
REC
Use the SELECT dial to set the focus.
• Turn the SELECT dial downward to
move the focus farther away.
• Turn the SELECT dial upwards to
bring the focus nearer.
FOCUS/
DATA CODE
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• You cannot adjust the focus without the e mark before M.FOCUS in the
display. Push the FOCUS button so that e appears before M.FOCUS. Then you
can adjust the focus manually.
• The manual focus setting is cancelled if you select the [ (Easy Recording)
program.
• When you are using the [ (Easy Recording) program, autofocus cannot be
turned off.
• See “Troubleshooting” on p. 134 for a list of subjects which may not be suitable
for autofocus.
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Setting the White Balance
The camera’s auto white balance
system compensates for a wide range of
lighting conditions. Although slight
variations are unavoidable, colours will
appear natural in virtually every
situation.
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MOVIE
P.SCAN
CARD
REC
CAM.SET UP
(
1.
2.
3.
4.
Using the Full
Range of Features
In some cases, you will get better
results by setting the white balance
yourself, or using one of the two preset
modes:
T Indoor Mode
• Under halogen or studio/video
lighting
• Subject is of one dominant colour
• Close ups
U Outdoor mode
• In daylight, especially for closeups and where the subject is of
one dominant colour
WHITE BAL.••AUTO
34)
Make sure the camera is set to the Q (program AE) mode.
Open the menu and select CAM.SET UP.
Select WHITE BAL.
a) For the indoor, outdoor or auto settings, press the SELECT dial
in to choose the setting.
• T/U appears in the display when you set the white balance to
indoor/outdoor mode.
b) To set the white balance yourself, point the camera at a white
object (such as a sheet of paper) and zoom in until it fills the
display. Then press the SELECT dial in to select SET W.
• Make sure to continue pointing the camera at the white object until you
have finished setting the white balance.
• The W display flashes then remains lit.
• Depending on the light source, the flashing may at times continue. The
result will remain better than with the auto setting and you can continue
recording.
5. Close the menu.
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Setting the white balance manually will probably work better
than auto white balance when shooting:
Subjects with one dominant colour, such as sky, sea or forest
Close-ups
Using the Full
Range of Features
In rapidly changing lighting conditions
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In places lit by certain types of fluorescent or mercury vapour
lights
• Turn the digital zoom off (if neccessary) to set a more accurate white balance.
• If you have set the white balance and lighting conditions change, reset the white
balance.
• Try to record with light from a single source. Correct white balance cannot be
obtained for two types of lighting at once.
• You cannot set the white balance or choose the indoor/outdoor mode when the
program selector is set to the [ (Easy Recording) program.
• The white balance returns to the AUTO setting when you slide the program
selector to [ (Easy Recording).
• When you turn the camera on, the white balance returns to AUTO. If you then
switch the white balance to SET, the camera will remember your last setting.
• During normal outdoor shooting, setting to AUTO may provide better results.
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Displaying Date, Time and Camera Data (Data Code)
The data code contains the date and time the recording was made. Cassette data
codes can also display camera data (shutter speed and exposure settings).
• MV4i MC only: Only the date and time appear in the data code when using a
memory card.
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MENU
DATA
CODE
FOCUS/
DATA CODE
Camera data may be displayed as “– – –” during fast forward, rewind, reverse
playback, forward and reverse ×2 playback.
Press the DATA CODE button. When using a cassette, press it while
the camcorder is in play, slow or still mode.
Using the Full
Range of Features
During PLAY (MV4i and MV4i MC: VCR) mode, the data code can be displayed
or hidden while the camera is in play, slow or still mode.
• Press it once to display, once more to hide it.
Selecting date/time
Select whether you want the date, the time, or both to show up on your data code
display ( 76).
PLAY
(
VCR
)
CARD
PLAY
DISP.SET UP
(
D/TIME SEL.•DATE & TIME
34)
To change the date and time combination, open the menu and select
DISP.SET UP. Then select D/TIME SEL, set it to DATE, TIME or
DATE & TIME and close the menu.
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Setting the data code
You can also choose to display camera data (shutter speed and exposure settings)
in cassette data codes.
PLAY
(
VCR
)
DISP.SET UP
(
DATA CODE•••DATE/TIME
34)
To change, open the menu and select DISP.SET UP. Then select DATA
CODE, set it to DATE/TIME, CAMERA DATA or CAM. & D/T and
close the menu.
Using the Full
Range of Features
Possible data code combinations:
DATA CODE
(cassette
only)
D/TIME SEL.
Date
Time
Date & Time
Date/Time
Camera data
Date/Time &
Camera data
1.JAN.2001
F11
1/2000
F11
1/2000
1.JAN.2001
12:00:00 AM
F11
1/2000
F11
1/2000
12:00:00 AM
12:00 AM
1.JAN.2001
F11
1/2000
F11
1/2000
12:00 AM
1.JAN.2001
• The data code will read “– – –” in the following situations:
– During playback of a blank section of tape.
– If the tape was recorded before entering the date and time in the camera’s
memory.
– If the tape was recorded on a camera without a data code function.
– If noise or tape damage prevents the data code from being read.
• If a recording made on MV4/MV4i/MV4i MC is played back on a different DV
camcorder, the data code may not be displayed correctly.
• The data code will appear in the display even if DISPLAYS ( 142) has been
set to OFF through the menu.
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Six-second auto date
The 6-second auto date appears for 6 seconds to mark the changeover of a day if
the tape was being recorded at 12:00 midnight. It also appears for 6 seconds when
you start playback and have the data code turned off. The 6-second auto date will
adjust for any time zone changes you have indicated.
PLAY
(
VCR
)
DISP.SET UP
(
E
6SEC. DATE•••OFF
34)
To turn the 6-second auto date on, open the menu and select
DISP.SET UP. Then select 6SEC. DATE, set it to ON and close the
menu.
142) is turned off, the six-
Using the Full
Range of Features
• When 6SEC.DATE is turned on but DISPLAYS (
second auto date will still appear for 6 seconds.
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Searching the Tape (Photo Search/Date Search)
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ZERO SET SEARCH
MEMORY SELECT
PO
WE
R PLAY
E
VI
MO
P.SCAN
OF
F
AUDIO
DUB.
REW
PLAY
FF
A/V
INSERT
–/
STOP
+/
REMOTE PAUSE
SLOW
×2
Using the Full
Range of Features
This allows you to move quickly through still pictures recorded anywhere on a
tape (photo search) or between different days or areas of recording (date search)
on a tape.
PLAY
(
VCR
)
1. Press the SEARCH SELECT button to choose between photo/date
search.
• PHOTO SEARCH or DATE SEARCH is shown in the display for 4
seconds.
2. Press the - and + buttons to move backwards or forwards
through the still pictures or between different days of recording.
• Press once to move to the start of the previous/next still picture or day on
the tape.
• You can press more than once to move to the corresponding still picture or
day (up to a maximum of 10 times), e.g. press the + button 5 times to
move forward 5 still pictures or days.
• PHOTO SEARCH/DATE SEARCH appears in the middle of the display
alongside the - or + mark and number to search through.
• Press 3 (stop) to stop mid-search.
• If you begin a search very close to the start of a recorded still picture during
photo search, the camera may skip straight past it.
• When you have set the area for the World Clock, date search also looks for the
change in date based on the adjusted time.
• A date/area cannot be identified if the total recording time on that day/area was
less than 1 minute.
• Date search playback may start just before or after the beginning of the located
section.
• If the data code is not displayed correctly you will not be able to operate the
date search correctly.
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Returning to a Pre-Marked Position
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ZERO SET SEARCH
MEMORY SELECT
PO
WE
R PLAY
E
VI
MO
P.SCAN
OF
AUDIO
DUB.
REW
PLAY
FF
STOP
+/
F
A/V
INSERT – /
REMOTE
PAUSE
SLOW
×2
Use the wireless controller to mark a point on a tape that you want to return to
following playback.
MOVIE
P.SCAN
PLAY
(
VCR
)
• The time code is replaced by a tape counter that is set to zero with the Â
indication.
• Press the ZERO SET MEMORY button once more to cancel the zero set
memory.
Using the Full
Range of Features
1. Press the ZERO SET MEMORY button on the wireless controller
during playback at a point you want to return to later.
2. When you have finished playback, fast forward or rewind the tape.
The tape stops automatically when it reaches the zero set position.
• RTN1 or `RTN appears in the display.
• The tape counter with  indication disappears from the display and the time
code reappears.
• The zero set memory may not function correctly where there is a break between
recordings on the tape.
• You can also use zero set memory to mark a position on a tape in camera mode.
When you then play back the tape, pressing rewind will take you back to the
pre-marked position.
• If you remove the tape while the zero set memory is set, the memory is
cancelled and the tape counter reverts to time code.
• The camera remembers your setting even if you turn it off and back on again or
move the program selector.
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Editing to a VCR
By connecting the camera to a VCR, you can edit your recordings in order to
remove unwanted scenes — or combine different shots to create your own video
productions.
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Preparations
1. Connect the camera to the VCR.
• See “Connections for Playback on a TV Screen” on p. 27.
2. Prepare the TV and VCR.
• Turn on the TV and set the TV/VIDEO selector to VIDEO.
• Turn on the VCR, and set its input selector to LINE. Load a blank cassette,
and put the VCR in record pause mode.
• See your TV and VCR instruction manuals for details.
3. Turn the camera’s POWER dial to PLAY (MV4i and MV4i MC:
VCR), and load your recorded cassette.
Editing
Editing
1. Find a point on your recorded cassette slightly before the section
you want to copy.
2. Start to play it back while you monitor the picture on the TV.
3. Start recording on the VCR as soon as the section you want to copy
appears on the screen.
4. Pause the VCR at the end of the section you want to copy, then stop
playback on the camera.
5. Repeat steps 1 to 4 until your edited recording is complete.
• The quality of the edited tape will be slightly lower than that of the original.
m (LANC) terminal
The m terminal allows you to connect
the camera to equipment. Some buttons
on editing equipment may operate
differently from those on the camera.
• m (LANC) is a trademark. It stands for Local Application Control Bus System.
• We cannot guarantee the results when connecting to equipment not bearing the
LANC m symbol.
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Dubbing with Digital Video Equipment
MV4
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Digital video equipment fitted with the DV terminal lets you edit, copy and
transfer data digitally, with virtually no generation loss in image and sound
quality.
: Signal flow
Side with arrow
Preparations
1. Connect the camera and the other digital device.
• Connect the Canon CV-150F DV cable (optional) with the side of the
plug marked with the arrow facing as shown above.
2. Prepare the other device.
• Load a blank cassette, and put the other device in record pause mode.
• See its instruction manual for details.
Editing
3. Turn the camera’s POWER dial to PLAY and load a recorded
cassette.
Dubbing
1. Find a point on your recorded cassette slightly before the
section you want to dub.
2. Press the camera’s play button.
• Playback starts.
3. Start recording on the other device as the section you want to
copy appears on the screen.
4. When you get to the point where you want to stop dubbing,
press the stop button or the pause button.
• Playback stops.
• Blanks between recordings on the playback tape are recorded as anomalous
images on the tape that is being recorded to.
• During DV dubbing, you cannot add digital effects.
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MV4i and MV4i MC
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The MV4i and MV4i MC are equipped with the DV Recording function. The
MV4i and MV4i MC are only available in certain areas.
Digital video equipment fitted with the DV terminal lets you edit, copy and
transfer data digitally, with virtually no generation loss in image and sound
quality. The DV terminal is for both line-in and line-out, since a single DV
cable can handle data in both directions.
• If a digital VCR is connected and an anomalous signal is sent from the
VCR, the images recorded on the tape may also be anomalous (although it
may not appear so on the TV image), or not recorded at all.
• You are unable to dub tapes recorded with the copyright protective signal.
: Signal flow
ON/
OFF
REC PAUSE
REC SEARCH
D.EFFECTS
(LINE-IN)
REC
PAUSE
ZERO SET SEARCH
MEMORY SELECT
AUDIO
DUB.
REW
PLAY
FF
A/V
INSERT
–/
STOP
+/
Editing
REMOTE PAUSE
Side with arrow
SLOW
×2
Side with arrow
Preparations
Example dubbing to the camera
1. Connect the camera and the other digital device.
• Connect the Canon CV-150F DV cable (optional) with the sides of the
plugs marked with the arrows facing as shown above.
2. Prepare the other device.
• Turn on the power and load a recorded cassette.
3. Turn the camera’s POWER dial to VCR and load a blank
cassette.
• DV IN appears in the display.
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Dubbing
1. Find a point on your recorded cassette slightly before the
section you want to copy and set it to playback pause mode.
2. Press the camera’s REC PAUSE button.
• The camera enters record pause mode.
3. Start playback on the other digital device while you monitor the
picture.
4. Press the pause button.
• Recording starts.
5. When you get to the point where you want to stop recording,
press the stop button or the pause button.
• Recording stops.
6. Stop playback on the other device.
Editing
• Blanks between recordings on the playback tape are recorded as anomalous
images on the tape that is being recorded to.
• During DV dubbing, you cannot add digital effects.
• When playing back a tape recorded in SP or LP mode with the
camcorder, you cannot record correctly with other digital devices not
equipped with that mode.
Copyright signal
Certain pre-recorded software tapes are copyright protected. If you try to play
back such a cassette, “COPYRIGHT PROTECTED PLAYBACK IS
RESTRICTED” appears in the display for a few seconds and then the camera
displays a blank blue screen; you cannot view the contents of the cassette.
If you try to record from such a tape via the digital cable “COPYRIGHT
PROTECTED DUBBING RESTRICTED” appears in the display; you cannot
record the contents of the tape.
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Recording from a VCR, TV or Analog CamcorderAnalog Line-in (MV4i and MV4i MC only)
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You can record a video played on your VCR or analog camcorder (for digital
camcorders, see p. 82) or a TV program onto a tape in the MV4i/MV4i MC, if the
TV or other device has audio/video outputs.
• If an anomalous signal is sent from the TV or VCR, the images recorded on the
tape may also be anomalous (although it may not appear so on the TV image),
not recorded at all, or COPYRIGHT PROTECTED DUBBING RESTRICTED
may appear in the display.
• You are unable to dub tapes recorded with the copyright protective signal.
ON/
OFF
REC PAUSE
REC SEARCH
D.EFFECTS
(LINE-IN)
: Signal flow
S
OUTPUT
S-150 S-video Cable
S(S1)-VIDEO
VIDEO
AUDIO
STV-250N Stereo Video Cable
L
Editing
R
• Attach the DU-300 Docking Unit in order to use the S-video terminal (
27).
Preparations
Example recording from a VCR
1. Connect the camcorder to the VCR.
2. Prepare the device.
• Set the TV/Video selector on the television to Video. For further details, see
“Connections for Playback on a TV Screen” on p. 27.
• Turn on the VCR. Load your recorded cassette, and put the VCR in playback
pause mode.
• See your TV and VCR instruction manuals for details.
3. Turn the camera’s POWER dial to VCR and load a blank cassette.
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Dubbing
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1. Find a point on your recorded cassette slightly before the section
you want to copy and set it to playback pause mode.
2. Press the REC PAUSE button.
• S-video and A/V IN/OUT terminals automatically work as input terminals.
• The camcorder enters record pause mode.
3. Start playback on the other device or turn on the TV to see the
desired program while you monitor the picture.
4. Press the pause button.
• Recording starts.
5. When you get to the point where you want to stop recording, press
the stop button or the pause button.
• Recording stops.
6. Stop playback on the other device.
• You can monitor the picture in the viewfinder or LCD.
Editing
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Recording Over Existing Scenes — A/V Insert
Editing (MV4i and MV4i MC only)
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You can insert new scenes from your VCR or other camcorder onto your prerecorded tape using the MV4i/MV4i MC’s analog line-in or DV in terminals.
Original video and audio will be replaced with the new video and audio.
Scene to be inserted
The playback tape
Insert start point
Insert end point
Before inserting
The tape in the camera
After inserting
The tape in the camera
Editing
The video and audio of the new scene replace that of the old.
S
: Signal flow
OUTPUT
S-150 S-video Cable
S(S1)-VIDEO
VIDEO
AUDIO
L
STV-250N Stereo Video Cable
R
• Attach the DU-300 Docking Unit in order to use the S-video terminal (
27).
: Signal flow
ZERO SET SEARCH
MEMORY SELECT
AUDIO
DUB.
REW
PLAY
FF
A/V
INSERT
–/
STOP
+/
REMOTE PAUSE
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Side with arrow
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Preparations
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The tape in the MV4i/MV4i MC:
When using the MV4i/MV4i MC’s A/V insert function, only record to tapes
recorded in SP mode with continuously recorded time codes.
If there are non-recorded portions or portions recorded in LP or
LP mode on
the tape, recording will stop.
The playback tape:
Use only tapes without non-recorded portions.
If there are non-recorded portions or changes in the recording mode, you may not
be able to insert A/V correctly.
You cannot insert A/V in the following cases:
• The playback tape has been poorly recorded.
• During special playback: fast forward playback, rewind playback or slow
playback etc. (analog only).
TV:
You cannot insert A/V from a TV program with anomalous synchronized signals,
such as when the program itself received poor signals.
Example recording from a VCR
• Set the TV/Video selector on the televison to Video. For further details, see
“Connections for Playback on a TV Screen” on p. 27.
• Turn on the VCR and load a recorded cassette.
• See TV and VCR instruction manuals for details.
Editing
1. Connect the camcorder to the VCR.
2. Prepare the VCR and TV.
3. Turn the MV4i/MV4i MC’s POWER dial to VCR and load a
recorded cassette.
• Make sure the REC/SAVE tab on the cassette has been slid to REC (closed
position).
Editing
1. On the VCR, locate a point 3 seconds before the scene to be
inserted. Set the VCR to playback pause mode.
2. On the MV4i/MV4i MC, press PLAY and locate the recording start
point. Set the camera to playback pause mode.
• You can use the playback buttons on the body of the camera or the special
playback functions on the wireless controller in the same way as in playback
mode.
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3. Press the A/V INSERT button.
• A/V INSERT and 2a appear in the display.
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4. Play back the cassette in the VCR.
5. To start inserting, press the PAUSE button of the MV4i/MV4i MC.
• 2a changes to 2.
6. To stop inserting, press the STOP button of the MV4i/MV4i MC.
• Inserting stops and A/V INSERT disappears from the display. The camera
returns to stop mode.
• If instead of pressing STOP you press PAUSE, the camera returns to the
A/V insert pause mode.
• If you set the zero set memory at the position on the tape where you want to
stop inserting, every time you return to that point, the camera will cancel its
A/V inserting and enter stop mode.
Editing
7. Stop playback on the VCR.
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Audio Dubbing
- For MV4 (For MV4i/MV4i MC,
92).
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You can add sound to the original sound on a pre-recorded tape recorded in the
SP mode with 12-bit sound. Use the internal or an external microphone. The
original sound will not be erased.
For best results, add sound to tapes that have been recorded with this camcorder
in SP mode with 12-bit sound. If there are non-recorded portions on the tape, or
portions recorded in a mode other than SP mode, or with 16-bit or 12-bit, 4channel sound, dubbing will stop. You cannot dub audio onto a tape recorded with
12-bit and 16-bit sound intermingled.
To connect an external microphone:
MIC
Connect the DU-300 Docking Unit ( 27) and the optional SA-1 Adapter
Bracket ( 65) in order to use an external microphone.
Editing
• When you add sound using the built-in microphone make sure not to connect
any cables to the MIC terminal (on the DU-300).
• To use your TV to monitor video, connect the S-video terminal ( 29) or the
A/V terminal (use only the video plug) to your TV. You can monitor the sound
with headphones ( 65).
Preparations
Turn the camera’s POWER dial to PLAY and load a recorded cassette.
• Make sure the REC/SAVE tab on the cassette has been slid to REC (closed
position).
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Dubbing
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POW
ER
E
VI
MO N
P.SCA
PLAY
OF
F
ZERO SET SEARCH
MEMORY SELECT
AUDIO
DUB.
REW
PLAY
FF
–/
STOP
+/
REMOTE PAUSE
SLOW
×2
Do not connect/disconnect any cables to/from the camera when dubbing audio or
preparing to dub audio.
PLAY
1. Locate the point where you want to start audio dubbing, then press
the PAUSE button.
• You can use the playback buttons on the body of the camera or the special
playback functions on the wireless controller in the same way as in playback
mode.
• The camera becomes set to playback pause mode.
Editing
2. Press AUDIO DUB.
• AUDIO DUB. and
appear on the display.
3. Press the PAUSE button.
• Audio dubbing starts.
• Direct your voice into the microphone.
•
changes to .
4. When you get to the point where you want to stop dubbing, press
the STOP button.
• Audio dubbing stops and AUDIO DUB. disappears from the display.
• The camera returns to stop mode.
• You can also set zero set memory ( 79) at the place you want to stop
audio dubbing, then every time you return to that position, audio dubbing
will cancel.
• If instead of pressing STOP you press PAUSE, the camera will return to the
playback pause mode.
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• You can not use the DV terminal while adding sound.
• You might want to adjust the audio mix ( 95) when playing back a tape with
added sound.
• There may be a loss of sound quality if you add sound to a tape recorded on a
camcorder other than the MV4.
• After adding sound 3 or more times to the same place on a tape, there may be
some loss in sound quality.
Editing
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89).
You can add sound to the original sound on a pre-recorded tape from audio
products (AUDIO IN) or with the internal or external microphone (MIC. IN). The
original sound will not be erased. For best results, add sound to tapes that have
been recorded with this camcorder in SP mode with 12-bit sound. If there are
non-recorded portions on the tape, or portions recorded in a mode other than SP
mode, or with 16-bit or 12-bit, 4-channel sound, dubbing will stop. If your tape
hasn’t been recorded in SP mode with 12-bit sound, we recommend dubbing your
original tape onto a blank tape using the MV4i/MV4i MC’s analog line-in
function, then dubbing audio onto the new tape. Make absolutely sure to set the
audio mode of the new tape to 12-bit and the recording mode to SP.
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To connect other audio equipment:
: Signal flow
OUTPUT
STV-250N
Stereo Video Cable
AUDIO
L
Editing
R
An audio device
(i. e. CD player)
• Do not use the yellow video terminal.
• The A/V terminal doesn’t put out any video, so connect the S-video terminals
and check your TV, or check the LCD or the viewfinder as you add new sound.
Always check the new sound with the speaker or the headphones.
To connect an external microphone:
MIC
Connect the DU-300 Docking Unit ( 27) and the optional SA-1 Adapter
Bracket ( 65) in order to use an external microphone.
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• When you add sound using the built-in microphone make sure not to connect
any cables to the MIC terminal (on the DU-300).
• To use your TV to monitor video, connect the S-video terminal ( 29) or the
A/V terminal (use only the video plug) to your TV. You can monitor the sound
with headphones ( 65).
Preparations
Turn the camera’s POWER dial to VCR and load a recorded cassette.
• Make sure the REC/SAVE tab on the cassette has been slid to REC (closed
position).
Dubbing
PO
WE
R
E
VI
MO N
P.SCA
VCR
OF
F
ZERO SET SEARCH
MEMORY SELECT
AUDIO
DUB.
REW
PLAY
FF
A/V
INSERT
–/
STOP
+/
REMOTE PAUSE
SLOW
×2
Editing
Do not connect/disconnect any cables to/from the camera when dubbing audio or
preparing to dub audio.
VCR
VCR SET UP
(
AUDIO DUB.••AUDIO IN
34)
1. Open the menu and select VCR SET UP.
2. Select AUDIO DUB.
3. Select AUDIO IN or MIC. IN and close the menu.
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4. Locate the point where you want to start audio dubbing, then press
the PAUSE button.
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• You can use the playback buttons on the body of the camera or the special
playback functions on the wireless controller in the same way as in playback
mode.
• The camera becomes set to playback pause mode.
5. Press AUDIO DUB.
• AUDIO DUB. and
appear on the display.
6. Press the PAUSE button (and start play on the other audio device
if AUDIO IN).
• Audio dubbing starts.
• If MIC. IN, direct your voice into the microphone.
•
changes to .
7. When you get to the point where you want to stop dubbing, press
the STOP button (and then stop play on the other audio device if
AUDIO IN).
Editing
• Audio dubbing stops and AUDIO DUB. disappears from the display.
• The camera returns to stop mode.
• You can also set zero set memory ( 79) at the place you want to stop
audio dubbing, then every time you return to that position, audio dubbing
will cancel.
• If instead of pressing STOP you press PAUSE, the camera will return to the
playback pause mode.
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• You cannot use the DV terminal while adding sound.
• You might want to adjust the audio mix ( 95) when playing back a tape with
added sound.
• There may be a loss of sound quality if you add sound to a tape recorded on a
camcorder other than the MV4i/MV4i MC.
• After adding sound 3 or more times to the same place on a tape, there may be
some loss in sound quality.
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Setting the Audio Mix
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When you play back a tape that was recorded in 12 bit mode, you can set the
audio output to play: stereo 1 (the original sound), stereo 2 (any new sound,
dubbed to the tape after recording), or mix the balance between the two.
• Audio from the 16-bit mode only contains stereo 1 sound and so you cannot/do
not need to select the audio mix. The same is true for the 12 bit stereo 1 mode,
unless new sound has been added post-recording.
PLAY
(
VCR
)
1. Choose the output.
Editing
• Press AUDIO MONITOR on the wireless controller.
• Starting with the last selected setting, 4 settings appear as you push the
button:
– STEREO1 for just stereo 1.
– STEREO2 for just stereo 2.
– MIX/FIXED for an equal mix of stereo 1 and 2.
– MIX/VARI. (mix variable) for when you want to mix the balance between
stereo 1 and 2.
• To simply choose STEREO1, STEREO2 or MIX/FIXED, make sure your
choice appears on the display.
• If you choose MIX/VARI., you can go on to mix the balance.
• Use the ST-1/ST-2 keys to mix the balance. A bar showing the mix appears
on the screen for 4 seconds.
• When you have chosen the output, STEREO1, STEREO2, MIX/FIXED or
MIX/VARI. is shown in the top left of the display for a few seconds. If you turn
the power off the output is set to STEREO1.
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Selecting audio output channels
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When you play back a tape whose audio has been recorded on multiple channels,
you can change the output channels of that sound.
PLAY
(
VCR
)
VCR SET UP
(
OUTPUT CH•••L/R
34)
1. Load a tape recorded with multiple-channel audio.
2. Open the menu and select VCR SET UP. Then select OUTPUT CH,
set it to the desired setting and close the menu.
• Refer to the following list.
Editing
OUTPUT CH setting
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Played back sound
Tape recorded with
stereo sound
Tape recorded on
multiple channels
L/R
L+R channels
main + sub
L/L
L channel only
main only
R/R
R channel only
sub only
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Connecting to a PC
By using a DV cable and connecting the camcorder to a PC equipped with a DV
terminal conforming to IEEE 1394/DV compatible capture board, you can transfer
images taken with the camcorder to your PC.
• While connected, it is recommended that you power your camcorder from a
household power socket using the power adapter.
• Turn off the power of both the camcorder and the PC before connecting.
• Optional software necessary.
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CV-150F or CV-250F
Editing
• Operation may not work correctly, depending on the software you are using,
and the specifications of your PC and its settings.
• See your PC instruction manual for details.
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Memory Card Introduction
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The camcorder can take, store and manage still images on 2 types of memory
cards: the SD (Secure Digital) Memory Card (supplied with the camcorder) or a
MultiMediaCard (commercially available). The SD Memory Card has the protect
switch to protect your recording from accidental erasure. The SD Memory Card
and the MultiMediaCard fit into the same slot.
You can do the following with a memory
SD Memory Card SDC-8M
card:
Front
Back
• Record still images ( 103)
Terminals
• View still images 3 ways: Single
Protect
( 107), Slide show ( 108), Index
switch
screen ( 108)
• Select the quality of images recorded on
the card ( 99)
• Protect important images against accidental erasure ( 112)
• Print mark ( 113) and erase ( 115) still images
• Create interesting effects by combining images ( 117)
• Record a still image from a cassette ( 105)
• Copy multiple still images automatically to and from a cassette ( 120, 121)
Using a Memory Card
(MV4i MC only)
You can use most of the camera’s functions when recording to a memory card,
such as the various recording programs ( 53), self-timer ( 67), shutter speed
( 70), white balance ( 73) and other manual adjustments. Available functions
are marked with a CARD
or CARD
icon.
REC
PLAY
2 While the camcorder is recording the still image, >>>> appears red* in the
display.
• While >>>> appears red in the display, do not remove the memory card or
disconnect the power source. Doing so could result in data damage.
2 While the camcorder is retrieving a still image, <<<< appears green* in the
display.
• While <<<< appears green in the display, do not remove the memory card.
Doing so could result in data damage.
* It appears white when in mirror mode and on the screen of a connected TV.
● If you use memory cards other than the supplied one, make sure to format
them with the camcorder.
Important
• Inserting or removing the memory card without first setting the POWER dial
to OFF can result in data damage.
• This camcorder uses only SD Memory Cards (
**) or MultiMediaCards.
You cannot use any other types of memory cards.
**
98
logo is a trademark.
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Inserting and removing the memory card
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1. Turn the POWER dial to OFF.
2. Slide the memory card compartment cover in the direction of the
arrow and open.
3. Insert straight or remove the memory card.
• Push the memory card all the way in.
• Remove the memory card by pushing the card in and letting it spring out.
Do not attempt to pull the memory card out without first pushing it in.
4. Close the cover.
• When you set the POWER dial to CARD PLAY, the last image recorded
appears. If there are no images recorded on the memory card, NO IMAGES
appears in the display.
• Do not touch the memory card terminals.
Select the quality of a still image to be recorded.
VCR
CARD
REC
CARD SET UP
(
QUALITY•••••FINE
34)
Using a Memory Card
(MV4i MC only)
Selecting the recording image quality
Make sure the POWER dial lock lever is switched to the 2 2 position. Open
the menu and select CARD SET UP. Then select QUALITY, set it to
STANDARD and close the menu.
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• Depending on the image you are recording, sometimes there will be no
difference in image quality between settings.
• Images are compressed and recorded in the JPEG (Joint Photographic Experts
Group) format.
• The number of pixels is 640 × 480 (VGA) in both FINE and STANDARD
modes.
Necessary memory
per image
Number of images
per 8MB SD
Memory Card*
Use when you want to...
FINE
Approx. 124KB
Approx. 34 images
...save high quality images,
print out, etc.
STANDARD
Approx. 70KB
Approx. 62 images
...attach images to Emails,
include them in your own
home page, etc.
Image
quality
Using a Memory Card
(MV4i MC only)
* These figures are approximate. The actual number you will be able to record
varies depending on the images. Remember that the sample images already
recorded on the supplied SD Memory Card are included in the total number.
• The number of images that can still be recorded on a memory card may
sometimes decrease by 2 images at once.
• Refer to p. 145 for the memory card displays.
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File numbers
The images you take are automatically assigned file numbers from 0101-9900 and
stored in folders of 100 images each. Each folder is numbered from 101 to 998
and recorded on the memory card. Sample images have been pre-recorded on the
supplied SD Memory Card, entering folder number 100 (the folder name is
“100canon”).
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Set the image file numbers so that they reset each time a new memory card is
inserted, or so that they count up continuously.
1 CONTINUOUS
Numbering is continuous between cards, so
that the first file number assigned on a new
memory card is 1 more than the last file
number assigned on the previous memory
card. When the file numbers are set to
CONTINUOUS, each image taken is
assigned a different number, avoiding
duplication of numbers. This is convenient
when you want to manage your images on
a PC. We recommend keeping the file
numbers set to CONTINUOUS.
Three images are recorded on the card.
101
101-0101
101-0102
101-0103
1
101
When you change the
card and take a picture.
101-0104
101
2
101-0101
2 RESET
Each time you insert a new memory card, the file number resets to its default
value (101-0101). If the card already contains files, the next available number is
assigned.
VCR
CARD SET UP
(
FILE NOS.•••CONTINUOUS
34)
To change the file numbering, open the menu and select CARD SET
UP. Then select FILE NOS., set it to RESET and close the menu.
Using a Memory Card
(MV4i MC only)
CARD
REC
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Turning the shutter sound off
Makes the sound of a shutter being released when a still image is recorded to a
memory card.
CARD
REC
CARD SET UP
(
SHTR SOUND•••••ON
34)
Using a Memory Card
(MV4i MC only)
To turn the shutter sound off, open the menu and select CARD SET
UP. Then select SHTR SOUND, set it to OFF and close the menu.
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Recording Still Images to a Memory Card
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Take still images to a memory card. You can also record onto a memory card
images from a tape in the camcorder, or images input through the DV in terminal.
• Moving pictures cannot be recorded onto a memory card.
• Images input through the A/V in terminal cannot be recorded onto a memory card.
• Memory cards cannot record audio.
• When you are using an SD Memory Card, make sure the protect switch is set to
allow recording.
Make sure a memory card that has enough memory available is inserted into the
camcorder.
CARD
REC
1. Set the POWER dial lock lever to the 22 position.
2. Press the button next to the POWER dial and hold, turn the
POWER dial to CARD REC.
3. Press the PHOTO button halfway and hold it.
• Exposure is locked.
• During autofocus F flashes white in the display as the camcorder adjust the
focus and it is displayed continuously as a green mark when the camera is
ready to take the still image.
Using a Memory Card
(MV4i MC only)
• The number of images that can still be recorded on the memory card
appears in the display.
• The camera will turn itself off if you are using a battery and do not operate
the camera for more than about 5 minutes. Set the POWER dial to OFF and
then back to CARD REC.
4. Press the PHOTO button fully down to record the still picture.
• F disappears from the display. The shutter sound sounds and simultaneously
the display appears to close for an instant as if it were a shutter releasing.
• The image appears in the display and is recorded to the memory card.
• While the camera is recording the still image, RECORDING TO CARD
flashes and >>>> appears red in the display. (It appears white when in
mirror mode and on the screen of a connected TV.)
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• To use the self-timer, press the
button before step 3, and then press the
PHOTO button fully down. For full details of how to use the self-timer, refer to
p. 67.
• The wireless controller’s PHOTO button has no half-way setting. Press the
button fully and the camera immediately takes the image.
The indicators that appear in the display when recording to a memory card:
Image quality (
>>>>
Backup battery
(
129)
FINE
50
768
99)
Number of images that can
still be recorded on the
memory card (
100)
Remaining battery power
(
127)
Using a Memory Card
(MV4i MC only)
2 While the camcorder is recording the still image, >>>> appears red in the
display.
• While >>>> appears red in the display, do not remove the memory card or
disconnect the power source. Doing so could result in data damage.
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Recording an Image from a Cassette as a Still Image
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2
ON/
OFF
CARD
D.EFFECTS
PHOTO
REC SEARCH
3
PHOTO
Record an image from a cassette onto a memory card. To automatically record
multiple still images from a cassette to a memory card, refer to “Copying Still
Images from a Cassette” on p. 120.
• For highest image quality, we recommend using an image recorded in
Progressive Scan mode ( 49).
• The still image’s data code will show the date and time it was originally
recorded on the cassette.
Cassette
Press the PHOTO
button fully down
Memory card
VCR
• The tape is set to playback pause mode and the number of images that can
still be recorded on the memory card appears in the display.
3. Press the PHOTO button fully down to record the image to the
memory card.
Using a Memory Card
(MV4i MC only)
1. Play back the cassette.
2. When the image you want to record appears in the display, press
the PHOTO button halfway down and hold it.
• You can also set the cassette to playback pause mode in step 1 and record the
image with only 1 full press of PHOTO button.
• If you record an image onto a memory card that was originally recorded in the
16:9 mode for widescreen TV’s, the image will appear to be vertically
“squashed” (compressed).
• The shutter sound does not sound in VCR mode.
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Recording from Another DV Device as a Still Image
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Record images input through the DV in terminal onto the memory card as still
images.
• The still image’s data code will show the date and time it was originally recorded.
: Signal flow
PHOTO
PHOTO
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Side with arrow
Side with arrow
Preparations
1. Connect the camera to the other digital device.
• Connect the Canon CV-150F DV cable (optional) with the sides of the plugs
marked with the arrows facing as shown above.
2. Prepare the other device.
• Turn on the power and load a recorded cassette.
3. Load a memory card. Then push the button next to the POWER
dial and hold, and turn the POWER dial to VCR.
Using a Memory Card
(MV4i MC only)
• DV IN appears in the display.
• If you have a cassette inserted, make sure it is in stop mode.
Recording
VCR
1. Start playback on the other device.
2. When the image you want to record appears in the display, press
the PHOTO button halfway down and hold it.
• The image appears as a still image in the display.
• The number of images that can still be recorded on the memory card
appears in the display.
3. Press the PHOTO button fully down to record the image to the
memory card.
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• If you record an image onto a memory card that was originally recorded in the
16:9 mode for widescreen TV’s, the image will appear to be vertically
“squashed” (compressed).
• The shutter sound does not sound in VCR mode.
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Viewing Still Images
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INEX SCREEN MIX/SLIDE SHOW
ON/
OFF
CARD
D.EFFECTS
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CARD
PLAY
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SLIDE
SHOW
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Play back and view still images recorded on a memory card. (For details on
connecting to a TV, see “Connections for Playback on a TV Screen” on p. 27)
• The camcorder may not be able to copy or play, etc., images recorded on a nonCanon camera.
• You may not be able to play back the following still images correctly on this
camcorder:
− Still images that have not been recorded with this camcorder but downloaded
from a PC (excluding the sample images on p. 124-125)
− Still images that have been recorded with this camcorder but have subsequently
been enhanced on a PC
− Still images whose image file names have been changed on a PC
There are 3 ways to view still images:
• Single image
• Slide show:
One after the other automatically in order of recording
• Index screen: Six images at once
Make sure a memory card that has images recorded on it is inserted into the camera.
● Single Image
CARD
PLAY
1. Push the button next to the POWER dial and hold, turn the
POWER dial to CARD PLAY.
Using a Memory Card
(MV4i MC only)
When the camcorder is in playback pause mode, you can use card jump function
to move quickly through still images recorded anywhere on a memory card to
find a still image you want to view (Card Jump function).
• The last image recorded appears in the display.
2. Search for the desired still image by pressing the CARD +/–
buttons.
• Press + to view the next image and – to view the previous image.
• Pressing + at the last image will take you to the first image. Pressing – at
the first image will take you to the last image.
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● Card Jump Function
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You can jump from the current image to the desired image of unadjacent image
number without displaying the images one by one.
The numbers shown in the upper right in CARD PLAY mode indicate the image
number of the current still image / total number of still images on the memory card.
CARD
PLAY
With an image in the display, press and hold the CARD +/– button.
• Press the + button to jump through the images forwards and press the – button
to jump backwards.
• The image number moves forwards or backwards.
• When you release the button, the still image, to which the currently shown
number is assigned, appears in the display.
● Slide Show
CARD
PLAY
With an image in the display, press the SLIDE SHOW button.
• The images play back one after another.
To stop the slide show, press the SLIDE SHOW button.
• The slide show starts or stops each time you press the SLIDE SHOW button.
● Index Screen
Up to 6 images appear at once so you can search quickly for an image.
Using a Memory Card
(MV4i MC only)
INDEX
101–0143
43/50
SEL. INDEXEND
CARD
PLAY
1. With an image in the display, press the INDEX SCREEN button.
• Up to 6 images appear in the display.
2. Move the
mark to the image you want to view.
• Turn the SELECT dial downwards to go to the previous image and upwards
to go to the next image.
• Turning the dial upwards at the last image will take you to the next index
screen. Turning the dial downwards at the first image will take you to the
previous index screen.
• Jump to the next/previous index screen with the CARD +/– buttons.
3. Press the INDEX SCREEN button.
108
• The image you have marked fills the whole display.
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Settings of the Still Image recorded to memory card
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CARD
CARD
Immediately after you have recorded a still image to a memory card, you can
check the image without switching the operation mode by the POWER dial.
(CARD PHOTO REVIEW)
You can also easily erase unwanted images while viewing still images recorded to
memory card, protect images from accidental erasure, or mark an image for
printing. (File Operation)
• Card Photo Review is set in CARD REC mode and File Operation is set in
CARD PLAY mode.
● Preventing accidental erasure (Protect
)
Select important images and protect them from accidental erasure.
• If a memory card is formatted, however, all images, including protected images,
will be permanently erased ( 122).
• The pre-recorded sample images provided on the supplied SD Memory Card
are already protected.
There are 3 ways to protect a still image (including the ways to cancel the setting).
1.
➡ CARD PHOTO REVIEW menu ( 110)
2.
➡ File Operation menu SINGLE ( 111)
3.
➡ Card Operations submenu INDEX ( 112)
CARD
REC
CARD
PLAY
CARD
PLAY
)
An image on a memory card must be marked before it can be printed. The
camcorder supports the
DPOF (Digital Print Order Format) print format.
Images can be automatically printed on a DPOF-supporting Canon Printer. Up to
50 images per memory card can be print marked.
There are 3 ways to mark a still image for printing (including the ways to cancel
the setting).
To mark an image for printing or erase print marks one at a time
1.
2.
CARD
PLAY
CARD
PLAY
Using a Memory Card
(MV4i MC only)
● Marking a still image for printing (Print Mark
➡ File Operation menu SINGLE ( 111)
➡ Card Operations submenu INDEX ( 113)
To erase all print marks
3.
CARD
PLAY
➡ Card Operations submenu
SINGLE
(
114)
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● Erasing still images
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Erase images singly or all at once.
• You cannot erase protected images. Cancel image protection first in order to
erase an image.
• Erase images with caution. Once an image has been erased, it cannot be restored.
There are 3 ways to erase a single image.
To erase images one at a time
1.
2.
➡ CARD PHOTO REVIEW menu ( 110)
➡ File Operation menu SINGLE ( 111)
CARD
REC
CARD
PLAY
To erase images one at a time or erase all images on the memory card at once
3.
➡ Card Operations submenu
CARD
PLAY
SINGLE
INDEX
SINGLE
(
115)
: When playing back an image in CARD PLAY mode
: When displaying an index screen in CARD PLAY mode
CARD PHOTO REVIEW
CARD
REC
1. During/after recoding a still image, press the CARD – button to
open the CARD PHOTO REVIEW menu.
• If you press the button after recording a still image, the last image recorded
appears in the display.
• If you press the button while recording a still image, the menu appears
immediately.
• PROTECT
, IMAGE ERASE settings appear.
• If you select |RETURN, the still image disappears.
To protect an image
Using a Memory Card
(MV4i MC only)
2. Select PROTECT
110
•
•
•
•
and press the SELECT dial in.
The
protect mark appears on the image.
Now you are unable to erase this image.
Press the SELECT dial again to cancel it.
If you select |RETURN, the still image disappears.
To erase an image
2. Select IMAGE ERASE and press the SELECT dial in.
• ERASE THIS IMAGE? NO YES appears in the display.
3. Select YES and press the SELECT dial in.
• The image is erased.
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File Operation (FILE OPER.)
CARD
REC
1. With an image in the display, press the SELECT dial in to open the
FILE OPER. menu.
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• PROTECT
, PRINT MARK , and IMAGE ERASE settings appear.
• If you select |RETURN, the menu disappears from the display.
To protect an image
2. Select PROTECT
•
•
•
•
•
and press the SELECT dial in.
The
protect mark appears on the image.
Now you are unable to erase this image.
Press the SELECT dial again to cancel it.
If you select |RETURN, the menu disappears from the display.
To cancel image protection, select PROTECT
and press the SELECT
dial in.
disappears and now you can erase this image.
To mark an image for Printing (Print Mark)
2. Select PRINT MARK
•
•
•
•
and press the SELECT dial in.
The
print mark appears on the image.
Press the SELECT dial again to cancel it.
If you select |RETURN, the menu disappears from the display.
To cancel a print mark, select PRINT MARK
and press the SELECT
dial in.
disappears.
To erase the image
2. Select IMAGE ERASE and press the SELECT dial in.
3. Select YES and press the SELECT dial in.
• The image is erased.
• The previous image appears.
Using a Memory Card
(MV4i MC only)
• ERASE THIS IMAGE? NO YES appears in the display.
• If you select |RETURN, the menu disappears from the display.
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Preventing Accidental Erasure (Protect)
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CARD
CARD
This section describes how to protect the still image from the Card Operation
submenu when displaying an index screen in CARD PLAY mode (including the
way to cancel the setting) .
You can also protect a still image through CARD PHOTO REVIEW ( 110) or
File Operation menu ( 111).
Protecting an image while viewing an index screen
CARD
PLAY
CARD OPER.
(
PROTECT
34)
Make sure a memory card that has images recorded on it is inserted into the
camcorder.
Using a Memory Card
(MV4i MC only)
1. With an image in the display, press the INDEX SCREEN button.
• Up to 6 images appear in the display.
• Move the
mark to the image that you want to protect (Index Screen
108)
2. Open the menu and select CARD OPER.
3. Select \PROTECT
.
4. Press the SELECT dial in.
• The
protect mark appears on the image.
• Now you are unable to erase this image.
• Press the SELECT dial again to cancel it.
5. Close the menu.
Note:
• To cancel image protection, move the
mark to the protected image and
press the SELECT dial in. The
protect mark disappears.
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Marking a Still Image for Printing (Print Mark)
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This section describes how to mark the still image for printing from Card
operation submenu in CARD PLAY mode (including the way to cancel the
setting).
– When displaying an index screen, you can mark the image for printing.
– When playing back a single image, you can erase all print marks.
You can also protect a still image through File Operation menu ( 111).
Marking an image for printing while viewing an index screen
CARD
PLAY
CARD OPER.
(
PRINT MARK
34)
Make sure a memory card that has images recorded on it has been inserted into
the camcorder.
1. With an image in the display, press the INDEX SCREEN button.
2. Open the menu and select CARD OPER.
3. Select \PRINT MARK .
4. Press the SELECT dial in.
• The
print mark appears next to the image.
• Press the SELECT dial again to cancel it.
5. Close the menu.
Using a Memory Card
(MV4i MC only)
• Up to 6 images appear in the display.
• Move the
mark to the image that you want to mark an image for
printing (Index Screen
108).
Notes:
• To cancel a print mark, move
to the print-marked image and press the
SELECT dial in. The
print mark disappears.
• If there are a large number of images recorded on the memory card, it may take
time for a print mark to appear on an image.
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Erasing all print marks
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CARD
PLAY
CARD OPER.
(
PRINT MARKS
ALL ERASE
34)
Make sure a memory card that has images recorded on it has been inserted into
the camcorder.
1. With an image in the display, open the menu and select CARD
OPER.
2. Select PRINT MARKS
ALL ERASE.
• ERASE ALL PRINT MARKS
? YES NO appears in the display.
3. Select YES and press the SELECT dial in.
• The
print mark disappears from the image.
Using a Memory Card
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4. Close the menu.
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Erasing Still Images
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CARD
CARD
This section describes how to erase the still image from the Card Operation
submenu when playing back a single image in CARD PLAY mode. (SINGLE or
ALL)
You can also erase a still image through CARD PHOTO REVIEW ( 110) or
File Operation menu ( 111).
CARD
PLAY
CARD OPER.
(
IMAGE ERASE
34)
Make sure a memory card that has images recorded on it is inserted into the
camcorder.
To erase images one at a time
1. Select the image you want to erase.
2. Open the menu and select CARD OPER.
3. Select IMAGE ERASE.
• CANCEL, SINGLE and ALL settings appear.
• To cancel erasing, select CANCEL and close the menu.
4. Select SINGLE.
Using a Memory Card
(MV4i MC only)
• Use the index screen ( 108) or card jump function ( 108) if necessary
and make sure the image you want to erase fills the display.
• If you use the index screen, press the INDEX SCREEN button after
selecting the image. The image you selected fills the whole display.
• ERASE THIS IMAGE? NO YES appears in the display.
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5. Select YES and press the SELECT dial in.
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• The image is erased and the previous image appears.
• To erase another single image, move to that image with the CARD +/–
buttons, and select YES.
• If the image you are trying to erase is a protected image, YES appears in
purple and is unselectable.
• If you select NO, you return to step 4.
6. Close the menu.
To erase all images on the memory card at once
1. Open the menu and select CARD OPER.
2. Select IMAGE ERASE.
• CANCEL, SINGLE and ALL settings appear.
• To cancel erasing, select CANCEL and close the menu.
3. Select ALL.
• ERASE ALL IMAGES? [EXCEPT FOR
the display.
IMAGES] NO YES appears in
4. Select YES and press the SELECT dial in.
• All images except the protected ones are erased.
• If you select NO, you return to step 2.
Using a Memory Card
(MV4i MC only)
5. Close the menu.
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Combining Images and Recording Them to a Cassette (Card Mix)
-MV4i MC onlyLiven up your productions by superimposing one image on top of the other.
Combine 2 still images or a still image and a moving image. Choose a still image
from the memory card, either one of the pre-recorded sample images ( 124) or
one you have recorded yourself, then combine it with the currently recording
image, moving or still.
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Availability of Card Mix by mode
CARD MIX
MOVIE
P.SCAN
PHOTO
VCR
CARD
REC
CARD
PLAY
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Select from 3 types of Card Mix effects:
CARD CHROMA (Card chroma key)- 8 pre-recorded sample images
The currently recording image appears in place of the blue area of a prerecorded
still image such as a picture frame. When recording your own still image for
overlapping, make sure to record the area in which you want the new image to
appear blue, with a blue curtain as a background, for example. Adjust the mix
level in the blue area of the pre-recorded image.
Image being recorded
by the camera
Still image
Image being recorded
by the camera
Still image
Using a Memory Card
(MV4i MC only)
CARD LUMI (Card luminance key)- 5 pre-recorded sample images
The currently recording image apears in place of the light area of a still picture
such as a hand-written illustration or title. Make your own by drawing or writing
on a white piece of paper. Adjust the mix level in the light area of the still image.
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CAM. CHROMA (Camera chroma key)- 2 pre-recorded sample images
Superimpose the currently recording image on top of a still image, which
becomes its background. Shoot the subject of the currently recording image
against a blue background, such as a blue curtain. The original still image will
appear in place of the blue area. Adjust the mix level in the blue area.
Image being recorded
by the camera
Still image
Mix level
The mix level bar appears. Adjust the mix level using the – and + at the ends of
the bar as guides.
CARD
CARD
Using a Memory Card
(MV4i MC only)
MOVIE
(
P.SCAN
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CARD MIX
MIX TYPE••••CHROMA
MIX LEVEL••• –
Make sure a memory card that has images recorded on it and a cassette have been
inserted into the camcorder.
Make sure the program selector is set to Q.
Select
1. Open the menu and select \CARD MIX.
2. Press the CARD +/– buttons to select the still image to be
combined.
3. Select MIX TYPE.
• CARD CHROMA, CARD LUMI., CAM. CHROMA settings appear.
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4. Select the desired setting.
• Your currently recording image is combined with the pre-recorded still
image.
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5. Select MIX LEVEL.
6. Adjust the mix level.
• Turning the SELECT dial upwards adjusts to the right and turning
downwards adjusts to the left.
7. Close the menu.
• CARD MIX flashes in the display.
On/Off
8. Press the MIX button.
• CARD MIX stops flashing.
• Your currently recording image is combined with the pre-recorded still
image.
• Each time you press the MIX button, your selection is activated (display
lights continuously) or deactivated (display flashes).
For a moving image
1. Press the start/stop button to start and stop recording.
• The combined images are recorded onto the cassette.
For a still image
1. Press the PHOTO button halfway down and hold it.
2. Press the PHOTO button fully down to record the image to the
cassette.
• F disappears from the display.
• The combined images are recorded onto the cassette for approximately 6
seconds (8 seconds in the SP or LP recording mode).
• You can not use Card Mix in the Low Light recording program (in MOVIE and
P.SCAN modes).
• If you change the position of the POWER dial or move the program selector
from Q to [ Easy Recording mode, select your still image for Card Mix again.
• When setting Card Mix, you must carry out steps 1 to 5.
Using a Memory Card
(MV4i MC only)
• F flashes white in the display as the camcorder adjusts the focus and it is
displayed continuously as a green mark when the camcorder is ready to take
the image.
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Copying Still Images from a Cassette
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INEX SCREEN MIX/SLIDE SHOW
Copies multiple still images from a tape to the memory card, using the Photo
Search function.
• The still images’ data codes will reflect the date and time the copies are made.
VCR
CARD OPER.
(
COPY[
]
34)
Make sure a memory card that has enough memory available and a recorded
cassette have been inserted into the camcorder.
1. Locate the first still image on the cassette that you want to copy
and stop the cassette at a point before that image.
Using a Memory Card
(MV4i MC only)
• All the still images on the cassette after that point will be copied onto the
memory card.
• If you want to copy all the images on a cassette, rewind the cassette to the
beginning.
2. Open the menu and select CARD OPER.
].
3. Select COPY [
4. Select EXECUTE.
•
•
•
•
Select CANCEL to stop copying.
Cassette and card information appear in the display and copying starts.
] appears in the display.
NOW COPYING [
The camera automatically performs the Photo Search function to locate still
images and copying starts. The currently copying image appears in the
display.
• Copying stops when the cassette is finished or the memory card is full.
When the memory card is full, CARD FULL will appear in the display.
5. Press the stop button when your desired images have finished
copying.
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Copying Memory Card Still Images to a Cassette
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INEX SCREEN MIX/SLIDE SHOW
Copies multiple still images from the memory card to a cassette.
• The still images’ data codes will reflect the date and time the copies are made.
• The SP and LP recording modes are not available when copying memory
card images to a cassette.
CARD OPER.
(
COPY[
]
34)
Make sure a memory card that has images recorded on it and a cassette that has
enough recordable space have been inserted into the camcorder.
VCR
1. Locate the point on the cassette where you want to start copying
and set it to stop.
CARD
PLAY
• Still images on the memory card including and after that image will be
copied onto the cassette.
• If you want to copy all the still images on the memory card, select the first
image.
3. Open the menu and select CARD OPER.
].
4. Select COPY [
• CANCEL and EXECUTE settings appear.
5. Select EXECUTE.
•
•
•
•
•
Using a Memory Card
(MV4i MC only)
2. Select the first image you want to copy by using the CARD +/–
buttons.
Select CANCEL to stop copying.
Cassette and card information appear in the display and copying starts.
] appears in the display.
NOW COPYING [
Each image is copied for about 6 seconds on the cassette.
Copying stops when all the images have been copied or the tape is full.
6. Press the 3 button when your desired images have finished copying.
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Formatting a Memory Card
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Format new memory cards, if you get the message CARD ERROR, or to
permanently and quickly erase all the images on a memory card, including
protected images (this includes the pre-recorded card mix sample images).
The SD Memory Card supplied with this camera has already been formatted for
you.
• Be cautious when formatting recorded memory cards. All images will be
permanently erased.
• If you use memory cards other than the supplied one, make sure to format them
with the camcorder, not a PC or other device.
CARD
PLAY
CARD OPER.
(
FORMAT
34)
Using a Memory Card
(MV4i MC only)
Make sure a memory card is inserted into the camera.
1. Open the menu and select CARD OPER.
2. Select FORMAT.
• CANCEL and EXECUTE settings appear.
3. Select EXECUTE.
• Select CANCEL to cancel formatting.
• FORMAT THIS CARD? NO YES appears to confirm.
4. Select YES.
• Formatting starts and NOW FORMATTING appears in the display.
• If you select NO, you return to step 3.
5. Close the menu.
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Other Information and Precautions
The camcorder formats memory cards in DCF (Design rule for Camera File
system).
Images recorded on a memory card with this camcorder can be transferred to a
PC with the use of the following products made for SD Memory Cards or
MultiMediaCards:
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PC Card Adapter: Holds a memory card then inserts into the PC card slot found
on most types of laptop PCs.
Card Reader: Connects to a PC, then accepts a memory card.
FD Adapter: Holds a MultiMediaCard then inserts into a PC’s floppy disk drive.
Memory Cards confirmed to operate with this camcorder (as of September
2001)
MultiMediaCard—
SanDisk: 8 MB, 16 MB, 32 MB, 64 MB
SD Memory Card—
Panasonic: 16 MB, 32 MB, 64 MB
• However, we cannot guarantee that all of these memory cards work properly.
If you mistakenly erase the card mix sample images provided on the SD Memory
Card, they can be downloaded from the following home pages:*
http://www.canon-europa.com/products/products.html
http://www.canon-asia.com/
http://www.canon.com.au
*You will need a PC Card Adapter or Card Reader to be able to download to a
memory card.
• If you purchase additional memory cards, format them with the camcorder, not
a PC or other device. There have been cases where memory cards formatted
with a PC or other device do not function properly.
• We recommend saving backups of memory card images on your PC’s hard
drive or other external memory device. Image data may be damaged or lost due
to a defect in a memory card, or if a memory card is exposed to static
electricity. Contents of a memory card cannot be compensated for should data
become damaged or lost.
• Do not remove the power source or the memory card while the camcorder is
accessing (recording to, reading, erasing files from or formatting) the memory
card.
Using a Memory Card
(MV4i MC only)
Memory card operating precautions
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• Do not use memory cards in places subject to strong magnetic fields.
• Do not disassemble memory cards.
• Do not bend or drop memory cards, or expose them to strong vibrations or
external shocks.
• Do not get memory cards wet.
• Do not remove the memory card’s label or affix other labels. Affix labels to the
memory card’s case.
• Do not leave memory cards in places subject to high temperature or high
humidity.
• Moving a memory card rapidly between hot and cold temperatures may cause
condensation to form on it, leading to malfunctions. Avoid this problem by
placing the memory card in a plastic bag and letting it slowly adjust to
temperature changes before removing it from the bag. If condensation should
occur, maintain the memory card at a constant temperature and let the moisture
evaporate naturally.
• Do not touch the memory card’s terminals or let dust or dirt come in contact
with the terminals. Store and carry memory cards in their case to protect the
terminal area.
• There is only one correct way to insert memory cards into the camcorder. Do
not forcefully insert the memory cards backwards or upside down. This could
damage the memory card or the camcorder.
• The pre-recorded sample images on the SD Memory Card included with this
camera are intended solely for the personal enjoyment gained from combining
them with personal videos taken with this camera. Do not use the pre-recorded
sample images for any other purpose.
Using a Memory Card
(MV4i MC only)
Sample images
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• The following are the sample images that have been pre-recorded on the
included SD Memory Card. There are a total of 15 images: 8 Card chroma key
images, 5 Card luminance key images and 2 Camera chroma key images.
Card chroma key
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Camera chroma key
8 MB
SD Memory Card standard
0°C –40°C (32°F–140°F)
32 × 24 × 2.1 mm
2g
Weight and dimensions are approximate.
Errors and omissions excepted.
Subject to change without notice.
Using a Memory Card
(MV4i MC only)
SD Memory Card Specifications
Capacity
Interface
Operating temperature range
Dimensions
Weight
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Preparing the Camera
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Adjust the viewfinder
• Turn the POWER dial to MOVIE mode.
Extend the viewfinder straight out, then
adjust the viewfinder focusing lever to
suit your eyesight.
• The viewfinder extends straight out for
comfortable viewing. Store the camera
with the viewfinder flush with the body
of the camera.
• To view with the viewfinder, make sure
the LCD panel is either turned so that the
subject can monitor viewing, or totally
closed with the screen facing inwards.
Prepare the lens cap
• Attach the cord to the lens cap, and
pass the grip belt through the loop on
the cord.
• Hook the lens cap on to the grip belt
while you are recording, and place it
over the lens when you have finished.
Fasten the grip belt
Additional
Information
• Release the Velcro fastening and hold
the camera with your right hand while
you adjust the belt with your left.
Your index finger should reach the
zoom control and photo button, and
your thumb should reach the start/stop
button comfortably.
• When holding the camera, be sure to
avoid touching the lens and the
microphone.
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Be careful not to leave the viewfinder exposed to bright sunlight, or it will
melt. (The light is concentrated by the viewfinder lens.) When not using the
viewfinder, return it to its retracted position.
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Notes on Using the Batteries
Charging and recording times
• These times vary — the safest policy is always to have 2 or 3 times as many
battery packs as you think you will need.
• You will get more recording time if you turn the camera off between shots,
instead of leaving it in record pause mode.
Battery pack
BP-406
Time needed for
full recharge
Maximum
Using the viewfinder:
recording time Using the LCD screen:
45 min.
55 min.
45 min.
BP-412
(optional)
1 hr.
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BP-422
(optional)
1 hr. 25 min.
1 hr. 40 min. 3 hr. 20 min.
1 hr. 20 min. 2 hr. 45 min.
• Recording time will be shorter than usual at low temperatures. You can use the
battery pack between 0° to 40°C (32° and 104°F), but it works best between
10° to 30°C (50° and 86°F).
• If the battery pack starts to give you much less operating time than usual (at
normal temperatures), it has reached the end of its life and must be replaced.
• These figures show how long you can view playback with the LCD, after
attaching a fully-charged battery pack. Playback time will be shortened at low
temperatures.
Battery pack
BP-406
BP-412
BP-422
Playback time (using the LCD screen)
55 min.
1 hr. 20 min.
3 hr. 20 min.
How much power is left?
The indicator in the display shows you
approximately how much charge the
battery pack has left:
↓
↓
↓
100%
75%
50%
25%
CHANGE THE BATTERY PACK
0%
Additional
Information
• “CHANGE THE BATTERY PACK”
appears in the display for 4 seconds
when the power is completely
exhausted. The empty battery mark
then appears and starts to flash. The
power indicator light also flashes.
• The indicator is not constant —
different levels will be shown when
you subject the battery pack and
camcorder to different conditions.
↓
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When to recharge
You can recharge a lithium ion battery pack whenever it is convenient. Unlike a
conventional battery pack, it does not have to be fully discharged first. However,
as the battery pack will naturally discharge itself over time, it is best to charge it
the same day you plan to use it, or the day before.
Taking care of the battery pack
Always attach the terminal cover.
• Do not allow any metal objects to
touch the terminals, as this can cause
a short circuit and damage the battery
pack. Attach the terminal cover
whenever the battery pack is not
being used.
Keep the terminals clean.
• Make sure no foreign objects get between the terminals as this can cause a short
circuit and damage the battery pack. Attach the terminal cover whenever the
battery pack is not being used.
Additional
Information
Storing the battery pack
• If you do not use a battery pack for a period of more than a few months any
remaining charge may cause damage to the battery pack, and reduce usage time.
To prevent damage therefore, aim to use a battery pack’s complete charge
before storage. See the optional battery pack’s instructions for further details.
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Installing the backup battery
Open the cassette compartment cover.
The cassette compartment will open
automatically. If necessary, close it to
give yourself more room to install the
backup battery. Insert the CR1616
lithium battery as far as it will go with
the + side facing outwards. Make sure
the cassette compartment is closed and
close the cassette compartment cover.
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This backup battery allows the camera to remember the date and time and other
settings when main power source is removed. It has a life span of about a year.
When it needs replacing (or if it has not been installed), the y mark flashes in the
display. Press the old battery and slide it up to remove.
DANGER!
Treat the battery pack with care.
• Keep it away from fire (or it might explode).
• Do not expose the battery pack to temperatures greater than 60°C (140°F).
Do not leave it near a heater, or inside a car in hot weather, for example.
• Do not try to disassemble or modify it.
• Do not drop or knock it.
• Do not get it wet.
WARNING!
• The battery used in this device may present a fire or chemical burn hazard if
mistreated. Do not recharge, disassemble, heat above 100°C (212°F) or
incinerate.
• Replace the battery with a with a CR1616, made by one of the following
companies: Panasonic, Hitachi Maxell, Sony, Toshiba, Varta, Renata. Use of
another battery may present a risk of fire or explosion.
• The used battery should be returned to the supplier for safe disposal.
Additional
Information
Cautions:
• Do not pick up the battery using tweezers or other metal tools — this will cause
a short circuit.
• Wipe the battery with a clean, dry cloth to ensure proper contact.
• Keep the battery pack out of reach of children — if it is swallowed, contact a
physician immediately, as the battery case may break down and the battery
fluids damage the stomach and intestines.
• Do not disassemble, heat or immerse the battery in water, to avoid the risk of
explosion.
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Maintenance
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Cautions
Avoid high temperatures and high humidity.
• Do not leave the camera inside a car in hot weather, for example.
• Be careful of heat radiating from video lighting equipment.
• Do not take the camera into a humid room.
Avoid sudden changes in temperature.
• If you take the camera from a cold place to a warm place, condensation may
form on the lens and internal parts ( 133).
Do not point the lens or viewfinder at strong light sources.
• Never point it at the sun, and do not leave it aimed at a bright subject.
• Be especially careful when leaving the camera on a tripod.
Avoid magnetic or electric fields.
• Do not use the camera close to TV transmitters, portable communication devices
or other sources of electric or magnetic radiation. They may cause picture
interference, or permanently damage the camera.
Do not expose the camera to water.
• Cover the camera when you are recording in rain or mist.
• There is a risk of electric shock if water gets inside the camera — contact
qualified service personnel as soon as possible.
Protect the lens.
• Sand and dust can damage the lens — be especially careful on windy days.
Handle the camera gently.
• Vibration or shock can cause damage.
• Do not use the viewfinder, LCD panel or battery pack as a carrying handle.
Additional
Information
Do not disassemble the camera.
• This is very dangerous as there is a risk of electric shock — if the camera does
not function properly, take it to qualified service personnel.
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Storage
If you do not intend to use the camera for some time, store it in an area which is
free of dust and moisture, and where the temperature is no higher than 30°C
(86°F). After storage, check each part and function of your camera to make sure
everything is still working properly.
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• These cautions also apply to accessories such as battery packs and cassettes.
Maintenance
Viewfinder
• Clean the viewfinder screen using a
cotton swab. First, pull the viewfinder
out until it stops. Then, press and hold
the finder release button with a sharp
object and pull the viewfinder all the
way out. To reattach the viewfinder, first
position the base horizontally and align it
with the viewfinder’s base. Then press it
until it clicks back into place.
• The viewfinder screen scratches easily.
Take care when cleaning.
LCD
• Clean the LCD screen using a commercially available cleaning cloth for glasses.
• Where there is a big change in temperature, moisture may form on the surface
of the screen. Wipe clean with a soft, dry cloth.
• At low temperatures the display may appear to be much darker than usual. This
is not a fault, and as the screen warms up the display will return to normal.
Camera body and lens
• Use a soft, dry cloth to clean the camera body or lens. Never use chemically
treated cloth or volatile solvents such as paint thinner.
Additional
Information
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Video heads
• When mosaic-like noise appears on the playback picture,
the video heads may be dirty. When the video heads are
badly contaminated, the camera may show a blank blue
screen or a warning.
• For the best picture possible, after using the camera for
approximately 20 hours, clean the video heads using
Canon’s DVM-CL Digital Video Head Cleaning Cassette. If the “noise”
remains, repeat the cleaning (up to maximum of 5 times).
• Do not use a wet-type cleaning cassette, as this can cause damage.
Using the camera abroad
Power sources
• You can use the compact power adapter to operate your camera and charge
battery packs in any country where the electricity supply is between 100 and
240 V AC, 50/60 Hz. Contact your Canon dealer for information about plug
adapters for overseas use.
Additional
Information
TV playback
• Although you can always play back your recordings on the LCD screen, your
camera can only be connected to TVs which use its PAL system. This TV
system is used in the following countries:
Algeria, Australia, Austria, Bangladesh, Belgium, Brunei, China, Denmark,
Finland, Germany, HongKong, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy, Jordan,
Kenya, Kuwait, Liberia, Malaysia, Malta, Mozambique, the Netherlands, New
Zealand, North Korea, Norway, Oman, Pakistan, Portugal, Qatar, Sierra Leone,
Singapore, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Swaziland, Sweden, Switzerland,
Tanzania, Thailand, Turkey, Uganda, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom,
Yemen, former Yugoslavia, Zambia.
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Condensation
Condensation may form on the camera when it is moved from a cold place to a
warm place. Using the camera while condensation is present can damage both the
tape and the camera.
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Condensation may become a problem:
When you take the camera from a cold
place to a warm room
When a cold room is heated rapidly
When the camera is left in a humid room
When the camera is taken from an airconditioned room to a warm, humid place
Protecting the camera from condensation
• Before you take the camera to a warm or humid place where condensation is
likely to be a problem, unload the cassette and put the camera in a plastic bag.
Wait until the camera reaches room temperature before you take it out of the
bag.
What happens when condensation is detected
• “CONDENSATION HAS BEEN DETECTED” is displayed for approximately
four seconds. Then, the power indicator flashes and the h mark flashes in the
display. If there is a cassette in the camera, it stops automatically and
“REMOVE THE CASSETTE” is displayed for approximately 4 seconds and
then v flashes in the display. If you have the beep turned on, it will sound.
• The camera may not detect the condensation immediately — the condensation
warning may not start flashing for 10 to 15 minutes.
• You cannot load a cassette when condensation is detected.
Additional
Information
What you should do
• Remove the cassette, leave the cassette compartment open, and turn the camera
off.
• Leave it in a dry place until the condensation evaporates. After the condensation
warning stops flashing, wait at least another hour before trying to use the
camera.
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Troubleshooting
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Refer to this checklist first if you have any problems with your camcorder.
Possible explanations are given for each problem on the list — turn to the page
numbers in parentheses for more information.
Make sure that the camera is properly connected if you are using it with a TV or
VCR. Consult your dealer or service outlet if problems persist.
Additional
Information
Recording/Playback
134
Problem
Cause and/or what to do about it
? Nothing happens when I press the
buttons.
• The POWER dial is not set to the
appropriate mode (
14, 23).
• The cassette is not loaded or is set for
erasure prevention (
12-13).
• The cassette has reached the end.
• The power source is not properly
connected, or the battery pack is
exhausted or not properly attached
(
9-11, 127).
• The function cannot be used in that
recording program (
53).
? The camera turned itself off.
• The camera was in record pause
mode for more than about 5 minutes
(
14, 103).
• The battery pack is exhausted
(
10-11, 127).
? The cassette compartment
stopped mid-operation while
loading/unloading a cassette.
• The battery pack’s power is
exhausted. Recharge or change to a
new battery pack (
10).
? The start/stop button doesn’t
work.
• The cassette is not loaded or is set for
erasure prevention (
12-13).
• The cassette has reached the end.
? There’s no picture in the display.
• The POWER dial is not set to the
appropriate mode (
14, 103).
? There’s a blank blue screen in the
display.
• You are attempting to play back or
record copyright protected material
(
83).
• The video heads are badly
contaminated (
131).
? The camera won’t focus.
• The camera is on manual focus (
72).
• The viewfinder lens needs adjusting
(
126).
• The lens is dirty (
131).
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• Some subjects are not suitable for autofocus. In these situations, you will often
get better results using manual focus ( 72). Focus on something which is
about the same distance away, lock the focus, and then point the camera at your
original, hard-to-focus subject.
Horizontal stripes
Many subjects at
different distances
Behind glass
Without much
contrast (e.g. a
white wall)
Reflective surfaces
(e.g. shiny car
surfaces)
Fast moving
objects
Slanted subjects
Dark subjects
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Night scenes
Recording/Playback (Contd.)
Cause and/or what to do about it
? Some/all of the digital effects
don’t work.
• There are a number of restrictions on
using the digital effects ( 57-64).
? The e (play) button doesn’t
work.
• The POWER dial is not set to PLAY
(MV4i and MV4i MC: VCR)
( 23).
• The cassette is not loaded ( 12).
• The cassette has reached the end.
? There’s a bright stripe on the
screen.
• When recording in dark places a
bright light in the scene may cause a
vertical light bar (“smear”) to appear.
This is a normal feature of
camcorders.
Additional
Information
Problem
135
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? The playback picture is rough
(with mosaic-like noise).
• The video heads need cleaning
( 131).
? There’s no picture on the TV
screen, even though the tape is
moving.
• The video heads need cleaning
( 131).
• The TV/VIDEO selector on the TV
isn’t set to VIDEO ( 27).
? There’s no sound coming from the
speaker during playback.
• The speaker has been turned off with
the SELECT dial ( 26).
• Headphones are being used.
Additional
Information
Memory card operations MV4i MC only
136
Problem
Cause and/or what to do about it
? The memory card will not insert.
• It is not turned the right way ( 99).
Turn it the right way and try inserting
again.
? The
mark flashes red in the
display even though a memory
card has been inserted.
• Turn the camcorder's power off and
back on again and remove and
reinsert the card. If the mark
continues to flash, format the
memory card.
? Nothing happens when I press the
buttons.
• The POWER dial is not set to CARD
REC or CARD PLAY ( 103, 107).
• The memory card is not inserted
( 109).
• You are using an SD Memory Card and
it is set for erasure prevention. Change
the position of the protect switch.
• The memory card is full. Erase
images ( 115) or insert a new
memory card.
• The power source is not properly
connected ( 9), or the battery pack
is exhausted or not properly attached
( 10).
• The function can not be used in that
recording program ( 53).
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? The PHOTO button doesn’t work.
? The image cannot be erased.
• The memory card is not loaded
( 99).
• You are using an SD Memory Card
and it is set for erasure prevention.
Change the position of the protect
switch.
• The memory card is full. Erase
images ( 115) or insert a new
memory card.
• You have reached the maximum file
number. Set the file numbering to
RESET through the menu ( 101)
and insert a new memory card.
• You are using an unformatted
memory card. Format the card
( 122).
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• The image is protected ( 112).
• You are using an SD Memory Card
and it is set for erasure prevention.
Change the position of the protect
switch.
Miscellaneous
Problem
Cause and/or what to do about it
? The wireless controller doesn’t
work.
• The remote sensor mode is set to
OFFB in the menu ( 44).
• The remote sensor modes of the
wireless controller and the camera
itself are different ( 44).
• The batteries are dead or not inserted.
? The power indicator is flashing.
• Check the screen displays (
? The camera malfunctions.
• External interference may cause the
camera’s microprocessor to
malfunction temporarily. If random
letters appear in the display or if
normal operation is interrupted,
remove and then replace the power
source.
? The DV cable is connected
correctly, but there’s nothing in
the display.
• Remove the cable and then reconnect
it or turn the power off and back on
again.
? The camera becomes warm during
use.
• This is not a malfunction.
137).
Additional
Information
137
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The MV4/MV4i/MV4i MC System Diagram (Availability differs from area to area)
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BP-900 Series
Lithium-ion
Battery Pack
WL-D75/WL-D76
Wireless Controller
MiniDV
Video Cassette
CH-910 Dual Battery
Charger/Holder
DC-400
DC Coupler
ZR-1000 Zoom
Remote Controller
CB-400
Car Battery Adapter
DU-300
Docking Unit
CA-410 Compact
Power Adapter
BP-406, BP-412
and BP-422
Battery Packs
VL-10Li
Battery Video Light
SA-1
Adapter Bracket
DU-300 Docking Unit
VCR
S-150
S-video Cable
BP-900 Series
Lithium-ion
Battery Pack
CA-910 Compact
Power Adapter
DU-300
Docking Unit
Stereo Microphone
(commercially
available)
PC-A10
SCART
Adapter
STV-250N
Stereo Video Cable
CV-150F DV Cable
SD Memory Card*
or MultiMediaCard*
Additional
Information
CV-150F/CV-250F DV Cable
138
Digital Device
PC Card Adapter*
Card Reader*
FD Adapter*
SC-1000 Soft
Carrying Case
CD-300 Digital Printer
* MV4i MC only
TV
Personal
Computer
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Optional Accessories
BP-400 Series Battery Packs
Extra batteries for use with the MV4/
MV4i/MV4i MC.
BP-406
BP-412
BP-422
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CH-910 Dual Battery Charger/Holder
This holds two battery packs and can
charge them both consectively.
It can then be connected directly to the
MV4/MV4i/MV4i MC to give twice the
playback time. It can also make use of the
higher performance battery pack BP-945, to
give up to 11 hours 40 min. recording time.
The lithium ion battery packs used with the
CH-910 (BP-900 series Battery Pack) differ
from the battery pack used with the camera,
and can be purchased as optional
accessories.
Note:
• The DC-400 DC Coupler (supplied with
the MV4/MV4i/MV4i MC) connects
directly to the CH-910. Use it in place of
the DC Coupler that is supplied with the
CH-910.
Maximum recording time
One battery
pack attached
BP-915
BP-930
BP-945
Using LCD screen
1 hr. 30 min.
2 hr. 50 min.
4 hr. 40 min.
Using viewfinder
1 hr. 55 min.
3 hr. 30 min.
5 hr. 50 min.
3 hr.
5 hr. 40 min.
9 hr. 20 min.
3 hr. 50 min.
7 hr.
11 hr. 40 min.
Using LCD screen
Two battery
packs attached Using viewfinder
Additional
Information
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CB-400 Car Battery Adapter
Power your camara, or recharge battery
packs on the move. The car battery adapter
plugs into your car’s cigarette lighter
socket and runs off a 12-24 V DC negative
ground battery.
VL-10Li Battery Video Light
This compact yet powerful video light can
be used for both indoor and outdoor
shooting.
• Use the BP-900 Series battery packs to
power the light. Approximate usage times
are as follows:
BP-915 60 min. BP-930 120 min.
BP-945 170 min.
• Charge the BP-900 Series battery packs
with the CA-910 Compact Power Adapter
or CH-910 Dual Battery Charger/ Holder
(optional).
Zoom Remote Controller ZR-1000
When this product is plugged into the
LANC m terminal of a Canon camcorder, it
is possible to control functions such as the
start and stop of recording and the zoom
and focusing functions while the camcorder
is mounted on a tripod, without touching
the camcorder body itself.
• To use this product, first connect the
DU-300 Docking Unit to the camera.
Additional
Information
SA-1 Adapter Bracket
Attaches a video light or microphone
securely to the camera.
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SC-1000 Soft Carrying Case
A handy camera bag with padded
compartments and plenty of space for
accessories.
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CD-300 Digital Printer
This 300 dpi resolution printer is perfect for
printing out the high quality images taken
with digital camcorders. Print out panorama
prints, pictures without a white border,
multiple-picture index cards, and add titles
to pictures. A clear overcoat adds luster to
your prints and reduces colour fading.
O
RY CA
SO
VI
INE DE
N GENU
NO
This mark identifies genuine Canon video accessories. When you
use Canon video equipment, we recommend Canon-brand
accessories or products bearing the same mark.
Additional
Information
141
ACCES
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Screen Displays
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To display the date and time, press the
DATA CODE button. See also p. 75.
TV
SCREEN
Press the wireless controller’s TV
SCREEN button or turn TV SCREEN
on through the menu to see the other
displays on the TV screen. (The
displays appear white on-screen.) They
will not be added to any recordings you
make with the camera.
MOVIE
P.SCAN
CARD
REC
DISP. SET UP
(
DATA
CODE
TV SCREEN•••ON
34)
To turn TV SCREEN off, open the menu and select DISP. SET UP.
Then select TV SCREEN, set it to OFF and close the menu.
For instructions on how to hook the camera up to your TV, see p. 27.
Turning off the LCD screen displays
You can turn off the displays to give you a clear screen for playback.
PLAY
(
VCR
)
CARD
PLAY
DISP.SET UP
(
DISPLAYS••••ON
34)
To turn the display off, open the menu and select DISP. SET UP.
Then select DISPLAYS, set it to OFF and close the menu.
• If you turn the displays off, the LCD screen will be completely blank
(including connected TV screen), but the camcorder will continue to show
warning/caution displays when necessary and the data code appears in the
display if it is set to ON.
• When operating the camcorder, the displays appear for 2 seconds. However,
the displays do not disappear when displaying an index screen.
Additional
Information
indicates a flashing display.
142
Record pause mode
(
14)
Recording (
15)
PAUSE
REC
The backup battery is
not properly installed,
or needs replacing
(
129).
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Shows how much
battery power remains
(
127).
Rewind (
Fast forward playback
(
24)
Rewind playback
(
24)
Frame advance
playback (
25)
No cassette is loaded,
or it is set for erasure
prevention
(
12, 13).
Frame reverse
playback (
25)
Remaining tape
(Green: more than five
minutes.
Yellow: less than five
minutes.
Red: final few
seconds.)
5min
...finally, it tells you
when you have
completely run out of
tape.
END
The camera is ejecting
the tape (
12).
Slow playback
(forward and reverse)
(
25)
/5
×2 playback (forward
and reverse) (
25)
×2
×1 playback (forward
and reverse) (
25)
×1
Photo Search (
EJECT
×2
×1
5
78)
Date Search (
5
78)
DATE SEARCH
Zero set memory
(forward and reverse)
(
79)
SP
STOP
A/V Insert Editing
(
86)
(MV4i and MV4i MC
only)
RTN
RTN
A/V INSERT
A/V INSERT
AUDIO DUB.
FF
AUDIO DUB.
Additional
Information
Audio Dubbing
(
89)
23)
/5
PHOTO SEARCH
Normal playback
(
23)
Fast forward (
Playback pause
(forward and reverse)
(
24)
EJECT
The safety mechanism
is activated. Unload
the cassette and turn
the camera off. Turn it
on again and reload
the cassette.
Playback is stopped
(
23).
REW
E
The battery pack is
exhausted (
127).
Recording mode
(
16)
23)
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Zoom display (
Optical zoom
The remote sensor is
turned off (
44).
19):
Optical plus 40×
digital zoom
W
T
W
Self-timer countdown
(
67)
T
Zoom in
W
T
Zoom out
W
T
Zero set memory
(
79)
Audio mode (
The image stabilizer
is turned on (
33).
CAM. MENU
(
37)
PLAY (MV4i and
MV4i MC: VCR)
menu (
38)
C.REC MENU
(
40)
(MV4i MC only)
Data code (
CAM.MENU
10sec
SELF–T.
0:00:00M
65)
75)
SEL.S
MENUC
D.EFFECTS
CARD MIX
CAM.SET UP
VCR SET UP
DISP.SET UP
SYSTEM
RETURN
16bit
F1.8
1/500
12:00 AM
1.JAN.2001
Progressive scan
mode (
49)
Photo mode (
PRO.SCAN
50)
PHOTO
PLAY MENU
SEL.S
MENU
D.EFFECTS
VCR SET UP
CARD SET UP
CARD OPER.
DISP.SET UP
SYSTEM
RETURN
C.REC MENU
• Setting the AF/AE. F
mark flashes white
• AF/AE locked. F
mark lights up green
SEL.S
MENU
D.EFFECTS
CAM.SET UP
CARD SET UP
DISP.SET UP
SYSTEM
RETURN
• Timer
10sec
Recording programs
(
53).
AUTO
C.PLAY MENU
(
41)
(MV4i MC only)
Additional
Information
CARD PHOTO
REVIEW MENU
(
110)
(MV4i MC only)
144
FILE OPER. MENU
(
111)
(MV4i MC only)
SPORTS
C.PLAY MENU
SEL.S
MENU
PORTRAIT
CARD OPER.
VCR SET UP
DISP.SET UP
SYSTEM
RETURN
CARD PHOTO REVIEW
PROTECT
IMAGE ERASE
RETURN
SPOTLIGHT
SAND&SNOW
LOW LIGHT
Manual exposure
display (
69):
Exposure locked
E.LOCK ±0
Brighter than standard
exposure level
E.LOCK +5
FILE OPER.
PROTECT
PRINT MARK
IMAGE ERASE
RETURN
Darker than standard
exposure level
E.LOCK –5
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Manual focus is
selected (
72).
Shutter speed (
Mix balance (
95)
ST–1
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ST–2
M.FOCUS
70)
DV input (
82,
106) (MV4i and
MV4i MC only)
1/250
DV IN
Condensation warning
(
133)
White balance is
(
73)
W
Set
Indoor
T
Outdoor U
The 16:9 mode: the
display flashes when
the effect is being
selected, and appears
steadily when it is
activated (
17).
Digital effects. The
display flashes when
the function is being
selected and appears
steadily when it is
activated (
57).
16:9
Memory Card Displays
(MV4i MC only)
No memory card is
inserted (
99)
Image quality
(
99)
Standard
FADE–T
WIPE
STD
SCROLL
M.FADE
Fine
FINE
ART
BLK&WHT
SEPIA
Image resolution
(
100)
MOSAIC
MULTI–S
768× 576
Folder number-File
number (
101)
The wind screen is
turned off (
66).
Volume level (
101-0101
WSOFF
Slide show in
progress (
108)
26)
SPEAKER
–
+
Recording to a
memory card
(
98, 104)
SLIDE SHOW
>>>>
99
SPEAKER
OFF
Audio output (
95)
STEREO1
MIX/FIXED
MIX/VARI
Additional
Information
STEREO2
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Time Code
The number of still
images that can still
be recorded on the
memory card
(
101)
(Green: 6 or more
images.
Yellow: Between 1
and 5 images
Red:
No more
images)
99
0:12:34:56
Accessing a memory
card (
98)
<<<<
Recording reminder
Current still
image/Total number
of still images on the
memory card
(
104)
9/99
0sec
Protect mark
(
112)
Card mix (
10sec
117)
Print mark (
113)
Data code (
75)
CARD MIX
Additional
Information
12:00 AM
1.JAN.2001
146
9/99
This records counter information,
including hour, minute, second, and
frame number on a special data code
area on the tape itself. It is reset
automatically when a new tape is
loaded. In camera mode, the frame
number doesn’t appear in the display.
When you start recording, the camera
counts from 0SEC to 10SEC. Shots
which are shorter than ten seconds may
be difficult to edit later. On the other
hand, if you are not planning to edit the
recording, remember that a shot which
does not contain action should
generally last no longer than 10
seconds.
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Caution phrases
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The camera displays various caution phrases — they appear for 4 seconds before
disappearing.
Appears each time
you turn the power
on, until you set the
time zone, date and
time (
45).
Appears when the
battery pack is
exhausted
(
10, 127).
Appears when the
tape has reached the
end.
SET THE TIME ZONE,
DATE AND TIME
Appears as a warning
to protect the tape and
also when
condensation is
detected. Remove the
tape as soon as
possible after the
camera has displayed
the caution.
REMOVE THE CASSETTE
CHANGE THE BATTERY PACK
Refer to p.83
COPYRIGHT PROTECTED
PLAYBACK IS RESTRICTED
TAPE END
Refer to p.83
COPYRIGHT PROTECTED
DUBBING RESTRICTED
Refer to p.13
THE TAPE IS SET FOR
ERASURE PREVENTION
Appears when,
during DV dubbing,
the DV cable is
disconnected or the
power of the digital
equipment connected
to the camcorder is
turned off.
(MV4i and MV4i
MC only).
CHECK THE DV INPUT
Appears when you try
to do audio dubbing
or A/V insert (MV4i
and MV4i MC only)
on a tape recorded in
any mode other than
SP mode (
86, 89).
Appears when you try
to do audio dubbing
on a tape recorded in
16-bit audio or 12-bit,
4-channel mode
(
89).
CHECK THE CASSETTE
[REC MODE]
CHECK THE CASSETTE
[AUDIO MODE]
Refer to p.133
CONDENSATION
HAS BEEN DETECTED
CHECK THE CASSETTE
[BLANK]
Additional
Information
Appears when the
camera detects a
blank section of a tape
during audio dubbing
or A/V insert (MV4i
and MV4i MC only)
(
86, 89).
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Appears immediately
after you start
HEADS DIRTY,
recording, and the
USE
CLEANING
CASSETTE
video heads are badly
contaminated. Make
sure to clean the
video heads when
this caution appears.
For MV4i MC only
An error has
occurred with the
memory card. The
CARD ERROR
camcorder cannot
record or play back.
A temporary card
error is also possible. If CARD ERROR
disappears after 4 seconds and
flashes
red, turn the camcorder’s power off and
back on again, and remove and reinsert the
card. If
flashes green, recording or
playing back is possible.
There is no more
remaining memory
on the memory card.
Change the card or
erase images.
Additional
Information
You have reached the
maximum file or
folder number.
(
101)
148
The image has been
recorded in an
incompatible JPEG
format or other
format that the
camera can not play
back, or the image
data has been
damaged.
CARD FULL
NAMING ERROR
UNIDENTIFIABLE
IMAGE
Appears if you have
tried to mark 51 or
more images for
printing, or if a mark
file cannot be edited.
(
113)
A memory card has
not been inserted
into the camcorder.
(
99)
There are no images
recorded on the
memory card.
You are using an SD
Memory Card and it
is set for erasure
prevention. Change
the position of the
protect switch.
Appears when you
press the start/stop
button in CARD
REC mode. The
image isn’t recorded
on the cassette or
memory card.
PRINT MARK ERROR
NO CARD
NO IMAGES
THE CARD IS SET FOR
ERASURE PREVENTION
IN CARD POSITION
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Specifications
MV4/MV4i/MV4i MC
Power Supply (rated): 7.4 V DC
Power Consumption (while recording
with the AF turned on):
4.4 W (Using viewfinder),
5.4 W (Using LCD screen)
Television system:
CCIR standard (625 lines, 50 fields)
PAL colour signal
Video recording system:
3 rotary heads, helical scanning DV system
(Consumer digital VCR SD/SDL system)
Digital component recording
Audio recording system: PCM digital
sound: 16 bit (48 kHz/ 2 ch),
12 bit (32 kHz/ 4 ch)
SP and
LP: 12 bit only (32kHz/2ch)
Image sensor: 1/4” Progressive Scan
CCD (charge coupled device), approx.
800,000 pixels (approx. 420,000
effective pixels)
Tape format: Videocassettes bearing the
D mark.
Tape speed:
SP: 3/4 ips (18.83 mm/s);
LP: 1/2 ips (12.57 mm/s)
SP: 3/8 ips (9.42 mm/s),
LP: 1/4 ips (6.29 mm/s)
Maximum recording time (with an 80
min. cassette):
SP: 80 min., LP: 120 min.,
SP: 160 min., LP: 240 min.
Fast forward/ rewind time:
Approx. 2 min. 20 sec. (with a 60 min.
cassette)
Lens: F/1.6–2.6, 10× power zoom,
3.5–35.0 mm
Focusing system: TTL autofocus,
manual focusing possible
Minimum focusing distance: 3ft 33/8 in
(1 m) (3/8 in (1 cm) on maximum wide
angle)
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Recording media: SD Memory Card,
MultiMediaCard
Number of recording pixels: 768 × 576
pixels
Image format: Design rule for Camera
File system (DCF), Digital Print Order
Format (DPOF) compliant (only images
marked for printing)
File format: JPEG (compression mode:
Fine/Standard)
Estimated SD Memory Card SDC-8M
capacities (approx.):
768 × 576: Fine 34 images/ Standard 62
images
• The actual number you can record varies
depending on the images. Remember that the
sample images recorded on the supplied SD
Memory Card are included in the total
number.
DV Terminal*: Special 4-pin connector
(conforms to IEEE1394)
A/V terminal input/output: ø 3.5 mm
Audio input**: –10 dBV/at least 40
kohms, (L, R),
unbalanced
output: –10 dBV (47 kohm
load)/ less than 3 kohms,
unbalanced
Video: 1 Vp-p/75 ohms unbalanced
S-video terminal*/***:
1 Vp-p (Y signal), 0.3 Vp-p (C signal)
MIC terminal input: ø 3.5 mm stereo
minijack, – 57 dBV (with 600 ohm
mic)/ at least 5 kohms
Headphone terminal***: ø 3.5 mm
stereo minijack
LANC u terminal*: ø 2.5 mm mini
minijack
Additional
Information
Maximum shutter speed:
1/2,000 sec.
Minimum illumination: 3.5 lx (using
the low light program)
Recommended illumination:
More than 100 lx
Filter diameter: 27 mm
Viewfinder: 0.44 in, TFT colour LCD,
approx. 113,000 pixels
LCD screen: 2.5 in measured diagonally,
TFT colour, approx. 200,000 pixels
Microphone: Stereo electret condenser
microphone
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Operating temperature range:
0°–40°C (32°–104°F)
Dimensions: 48 × 106 × 86 mm
(1 7/8 × 41/8 × 3 3/8 in)
Weight: 390 g (13 3/4 oz)
BP-406 Battery Pack
Battery type: Rechargeable lithium ion
battery
Rated voltage: 7.4 V DC
Operating temperature: 0°–40°C
(32°–104°F)
Battery capacity: 680 mAh
Dimensions: 49 × 60 × 11 mm
(1 7/8 × 2 3/8 × 3/8 in)
Weight: 70 g (2 1/2 oz)
*
MV4: Output only.
MV4i/MV4i MC: Input/output.
** MV4i/MV4i MC only.
*** Attach the DU-300 Docking Unit.
Additional
Information
Weight and dimensions are approximate.
Errors and omissions excepted.
Subject to change without notice.
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Index
16:9, 17
Î
Data Code, 75
Date and Time, 46
Date Search, 78
Digital Effects, 57
Digital Zoom, 19
Docking Unit, 27
DV Dubbing, 81, 106
Å
Abroad, Using the Camera, 132
Accessories, 4, 139
Adapter, AC, 9, 11
AE Programs, 53
Analog line-in, 84
Art, 60
Audio Dubbing, 89
Audio Mix, 95
Audio Mode, 65
Audio Output, 96
Audio Recording and Playback,
26, 65
Audio/Video Terminal, 30
Auto, 55
Autofocus, 72
A/V Insert, 86
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Easy Recording, 55
Editing to a VCR, 80
Effects, 60
Erasing Still Images from a
Memory Card*, 115
Exposure, 69
Extended Recording Time
Function, 16
External Microphone, 65, 89, 92
Ï
Backup Battery, 129
Basic Recording, 14
Battery Charger, 10
Battery Pack, 10, 127
Beep, 18
Black and White, 60
Fade Trigger, 59
Faders, 59
Fast Forward, 23
Feedback, 30
File Numbers*, 101
Finding Your Way Around the
Camera, 6
Focusing, 72
Formatting a Memory Card*, 122
Ç
Ó
Head Cleaning, 132
Headphones, 65
È
Image Quality*, 99
Image Stabilizer, 33
Index Screen*, 108
Introducing the
MV4/MV4i/MV4i MC, 5
*MV4i MC only
Additional
Information
Cables, 4, 27
Cassettes, 12
Charging the Battery Pack,
10-11, 127
Choosing a Recording Program, 53
Cleaning the Camera, 131
Clock, 48
Combining Images*, 117
Condensation, 133
Connecting to a PC, 97
Connection to TV or VCR, 27
Copying from Cassette to Memory
Card*, 120
Copying from Memory Card to
Cassette*, 121
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LANC, 80
LCD Screen, 20
Lens Cap, 126
Loading Cassettes, 12
Lock lever, 7, 18
Low Light, 56
LP Mode, 16
Recharging the Battery Pack, 128
Record Pause Mode, 14
Record Review, 52
Record Search, 52
Recording, 14, 103
Recording from Cassette to
Memory Card*, 105
Recording from DV Device to
Memory Card*, 106
Recording Programs, 53
Remote Control, 43
Remote Sensor, 44
Rewind, 23
˜
Maintenance, 130
Making Better Videos, 31
Manual Exposure Control, 69
Manual Focus, 72
Memory Card Introduction*, 98
Menus, 34
Microphone, 65, 89, 92
Monitor Recording, 22
Mosaic, 59, 60
Mosaic Fade, 59
Multi-Image Screen, 63
Ø
Optional Accessories, 139
Additional
Information
∏
152
Pause, Record, 14
Photo Search, 78
Playback, 23
Playback Connection, 27
Playback Pause, 25
Portrait, 55
Power Adapter, 9, 11
Powering Your Camcorder, 9
Pre-Marked Position, 79
Preparing the Camera, 126
Preventing Accidental Erasure*,
112
Print Mark*, 113
Problems, 134
Progressive Scan Mode, 49
Protect*, 112
Í
S1 video input terminal, 29
Sample images*, 124
Sand & Snow, 56
Screen Displays, 142
Scroll, 59
Self-Timer, 67
Sepia, 60
Shutter Sound*, 102
Shutter Speed, 70
Slide Show*, 108
SP Mode, 16
Speaker, 26
Specifications, 11, 125, 149
Sports, 55
Spotlight, 56
Still Picture, 50, 103
Storage, 131
S-video, 29
System Diagram, 138
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Tally Lamp, 45
Tape Protection, 13
Telephoto, 19
Temperature, 129, 131
Time Code, 146
Time Zone, 46
Tips for Making Better Videos, 31
Tripod, 31
Troubleshooting, 134
TV, 27, 142
Ë
Using the Camera Abroad, 132
Using the Menus, 34
◊
VCR, 27
Video Heads, 132
Videocassettes, 12
Viewfinder, 126, 131
Viewing Still Images*, 107
„
White Balance, 73
Wide-angle, 19
Widescreen TV, 17
Wind Screen, 66
Wipe, 59
Wireless Controller, 43
Û
Zero Set Memory, 79
Zooming, 19
Additional
Information
*MV4i MC only
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Use the list below to quickly navigate the camera’s menu. Functions are listed
alphabetically.
Function
16:9 effect
First make sure the POWER dial Then select it from
is set to...
this submenu and set.
MOVIE
CAM.SET UP
P.SCAN
6-sec. Date
PLAY
DISP.SET UP
VCR
Audio Mode
MOVIE
P.SCAN
VCR SET UP
Beep
MOVIE
P.SCAN
PLAY
VCR
CARD
REC
CARD
PLAY
SYSTEM
Brightness
MOVIE
P.SCAN
PLAY
VCR
CARD
REC
CARD
PLAY
DISP.SET UP
Card mix*
MOVIE
P.SCAN
\ CARD MIX
CARD
PLAY
Copy- card to cassette*
Copy- cassette to card*
Data code
Date/time display
PLAY
MOVIE
MOVIE
P.SCAN
Digital effect select
MOVIE
P.SCAN
Displays
MOVIE
P.SCAN
DISP.SET UP
CARD
PLAY
VCR
PLAY
VCR
PLAY
VCR
PLAY
VCR
DISP.SET UP
DISP.SET UP
CARD
REC
SYSTEM
CARD
REC
D.EFFECTS
CARD
PLAY
DISP.SET UP
D.EFFECTS →
D.E.SELECT → EFFECT
CARD
REC
CARD
PLAY
CARD OPER.
Erase all print marks*
CARD
PLAY
CARD OPER.
MOVIE
File numbers*
Additional
Information
VCR
Erase*
Fader
154
CARD OPER.
CARD
REC
PLAY
Date/time set
Effect
VCR
P.SCAN
Date/time select
CARD OPER.
Format*
P.SCAN
PLAY
D.EFFECTS →
D.E.SELECT → FADER
VCR
VCR
CARD
REC
CARD SET UP
CARD
PLAY
CARD OPER.
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First make sure the
POWER dial is set to...
Function
Then select it from
this submenu and set.
CARD
REC
CAM.SET UP
VCR
CARD
REC
D.EFFECTS →
D.E.SELECT → MULTI-S
VCR
CARD
REC
D.EFFECTS →
D.E.SELECT → MULTI-S
CARD
REC
DISP.SET UP
Image stabilizer
MOVIE
P.SCAN
Multi-image screen
speed
MOVIE
P.SCAN
PLAY
Multi-image screen
split
MOVIE
P.SCAN
PLAY
Mirror mode
MOVIE
P.SCAN
Mix level*
MOVIE
P.SCAN
\ CARD MIX
Mix type*
MOVIE
P.SCAN
\ CARD MIX
Output channel
PLAY
VCR SET UP
VCR
Print mark*
CARD
PLAY
CARD OPER.
Protect*
CARD
PLAY
CARD OPER.
Quality*
VCR
Record mode
MOVIE
P.SCAN
Remote sensor code
MOVIE
P.SCAN
Shutter speed
MOVIE
P.SCAN
CARD
REC
VCR
PLAY
VCR
Shutter sound*
CARD
REC
CARD SET UP
CARD
PLAY
VCR SET UP
CARD
PLAY
SYSTEM
CARD
REC
CAM.SET UP
CARD
REC
CARD SET UP
CARD
PLAY
Tally lamp
MOVIE
P.SCAN
Time zone/DST
MOVIE
P.SCAN
CARD
REC
SYSTEM
TV screen
MOVIE
P.SCAN
CARD
REC
DISP.SET UP
White balance
MOVIE
P.SCAN
CARD
REC
CAM.SET UP
Wind screen
MOVIE
P.SCAN
Zoom
MOVIE
P.SCAN
VCR
PLAY
E
SYSTEM
VCR SET UP
VCR
CARD
REC
CAM.SET UP
Additional
Information
* MV4i MC only
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PUB.DIE-165
DIGITAL VIDEO CAMCORDER
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Instruction Manual
CANON INC.
Introduction
Canon Europa N.V.
P.O. Box 2262, 1180 EG Amstelveen, the Netherlands
Mastering
the Basics
Canon UK Ltd.
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Telephone 0870-241-2161
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1 Thomas Holt Drive, North Ryde, N.S.W. 2113, Australia
Telephone 805-2000, Fax 887-4484
Using the Full
Range of Features
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Fred Thomas Drive, Takapuna, P.O. Box 33-336, Auckland, New Zealand
Telephone 486-1570, Fax 486-6420
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Telephone (65)-532-4400, Fax (65)-221-2939
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Editing
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Sales & Enquiries: 6505 Blue Lagoon Drive Suite 325 Miami FL 33126 USA
Mini
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Additional
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© CANON INC. 2001
DY8-9020-100-000
PUB.DIE-165
0024W503
PUB.DIE-165
XX00A/ABXXXX
This instruction book explains the use of the MV4, MV4i and MV4i MC
camcorders. There are two main differences between them. The MV4i MC
includes a Memory Card function. The models with an 'i' include a DV
Recording and Analog Line-in function. Please note that most illustrations
and explanations in this instruction book refer to the MV4 model.
Using a Memory Card
(MV4i MC only)
Printed on 100% reused paper.
Digital
Video
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