Canon XG A1 Camcorder User Manual

PUB. DIE-269
DIGITAL VIDEO CAMCORDER
Instruction Manual
English
Introduction
Preparation
Recording
Customization
Playback
Editing
Mini
Digital
Video
Cassette
Using a
Memory Card
Additional
Information
PAL
Important Usage Instructions
Introduction
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.
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.
The Mains plug is used as the disconnect device. The Mains plug shall remain readily operable to
disconnect the plug in case of an accident.
While using the compact power adapter, do not wrap it or cover it with a piece of cloth, and do not place it in
confined narrow spaces. Heat may build up, the plastic case may deform and it could result in electric shock
or fire.
CA-920 identification plate is located on the bottom.
• Use of CV-150F/CV-250F DV cable is necessary to comply with the technical requirement of EMC
Directive.
European Union (and EEA) only.
This symbol indicates that this product is not to be disposed of with your household waste, according
to the WEEE Directive (2002/96/EC) and your national law. This product should be handed over to a
designated collection point, e.g., on an authorized one-for-one basis when you buy a new similar
product or to an authorized collection site for recycling waste electrical and electronic equipment
(EEE). Improper handling of this type of waste could have a possible negative impact on the environment
and human health due to potentially hazardous substances that are generally associated with EEE. At the
same time, your cooperation in the correct disposal of this product will contribute to the effective usage of
natural resources. For more information about where you can drop off your waste equipment for recycling,
please contact your local city office, waste authority, approved WEEE scheme or your household waste
disposal service. For more information regarding return and recycling of WEEE products, please visit
www.canon-europe.com/environment.
(EEA: Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein)
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About this Manual
Thank you for purchasing the Canon XH G1/XH A1. Please read this manual carefully before you use
the camcorder and retain it for future reference. Should your camcorder fail to operate correctly, refer to
the Troubleshooting table ( 149).
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Conventions Used in this Manual
 : Precautions related to the camcorder operation.
 : Additional topics that complement the basic operating procedures.

: Reference page number.
 Capital letters are used to refer to buttons on the camcorder or the wireless controller.
 Brackets [ ] and capital letters are used to refer to menu options as they are displayed on screen.
Menu options in boldface indicate the default setting.
 Illustrations included in the manual show the XH G1.
 “Screen” refers to the LCD screen and the viewfinder screen.
 “Card” or “Memory card” refers to an SDHC memory card, an SD memory card or a MultiMedia Card
(MMC).
 Photographs included in the manual are simulated pictures taken with a still camera.

: Option or feature that applies or is available only with this model.
Introduction
Operating modes
The availability of the various functions depends on
the operating mode as indicated in the bar.
Setting the Time Zone, Date and Time
Set the time zone, date and time when you first start using your camcorder, or if the built-in rechargeable
battery has completely discharged.
Setting the Time Zone/Daylight Saving Time
,
: Function can be used in this mode.
,
: Function cannot be used in this mode.
MENU
(
23)
SYST
SY
STEM
EM SET
SETUP
UP/
D/TI
/TIME
ME SET
SE
T.ZONE
T.Z
ONE/D
/DST
ST•••
••PAR
ARIS
IS
1. Press the MENU button.
2. Turn the SELECT/SET dial to select [SYSTEM SETUP/
] and press the dial.
3. Select [D/TIME SET
] and then select [T.ZONE/DST] and press the dial.
The time zone setting appears. The default setting is Paris.
4. Turn the SELECT/SET dial to select the setting option that represents your time zone
and press the dial.
To adjust for daylight saving time, select the time zone with the
next to the area.
Setting the Date and Time
Menu item shown at its default position
MENU
(
23)
SYST
SY
STEM
EM SET
SETUP
UP/
D/TI
/TIME
ME SET
SE
DATE/T
DAT
E/TIM
IME••
••• 1.JAN.
AN.200
2006
12:00
00 AM
Trademark Acknowledgements
• Canon is a registered trademark of Canon Inc.
•
is a trademark.
• HDV and the HDV logo are trademarks of Sony Corporation and Victor Company of Japan, Ltd. (JVC).
•
is a trademark.
• Windows® is either a trademark or registered trademark of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or
other countries.
• Other names and products not mentioned above may be trademarks or registered trademarks of their
respective companies.
• ANY USE OF THIS PRODUCT OTHER THAN CONSUMER PERSONAL USE IN ANY MANNER THAT
COMPLIES WITH THE MPEG-2 STANDARD FOR ENCODING VIDEO INFORMATION FOR PACKAGED
MEDIA IS EXPRESSLY PROHIBITED WITHOUT A LICENSE UNDER APPLICABLE PATENTS IN THE MPEG-2
PATENT PORTFOLIO, WHICH LICENSE IS AVAILABLE FROM MPEG LA, L.L.C., 250 STEELE STREET, SUITE
300, DENVER, COLORADO 80206.
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About the HD/HDV and SD/DV Specifications
Throughout the manual we will distinguish between the video signal standards used by the camera
section, and the recording standards used by the recorder section. The video signal can be set to HD
(high definition) or SD (standard definition) specifications. The recording standard on the tape will be
HDV or DV, respectively.
Camera Section HD/SD
HD/SD SDI Terminal HD/SD
Recorder Section HDV/DV
Playback Signal HDV/DV
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HDV/DV Terminal
HDV/DV
Contents
Introduction
Important Usage Instructions............................................................................................................................. 2
About this Manual.............................................................................................................................................. 3
Checking the Supplied Accessories .................................................................................................................. 7
Components Guide............................................................................................................................................ 8
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Preparations
Preparing the Power Supply............................................................................................................................ 13
Preparing the Camcorder ................................................................................................................................ 16
Using the Wireless Controller .......................................................................................................................... 20
Loading/Removing a Cassette ........................................................................................................................ 21
Inserting/Removing a Memory Card................................................................................................................ 22
Changing Settings with the MENU Button....................................................................................................... 23
Setting the Time Zone, Date and Time............................................................................................................ 24
Recording
Customization
Using the Custom Preset................................................................................................................................. 72
Using the Customized Functions..................................................................................................................... 79
Customizing the On-Screen Displays.............................................................................................................. 86
Playback
Playing Back a Tape ........................................................................................................................................ 91
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Introduction
Recording ........................................................................................................................................................ 25
Selecting the Signal Standard and Aspect Ratio ............................................................................................. 29
Locating the End of the Last Scene ................................................................................................................ 30
Zooming .......................................................................................................................................................... 31
Adjusting the Focus ......................................................................................................................................... 33
Using the ND Filter .......................................................................................................................................... 37
Selecting the Frame Rate................................................................................................................................ 38
Setting the Time Code ..................................................................................................................................... 39
Synchronizing the Camcorder’s Time Code ..................................................................................... 40
Setting the User Bit.......................................................................................................................................... 42
Audio Recording .............................................................................................................................................. 43
Image Stabilizer ............................................................................................................................................... 47
Using the Programmed AE Modes .................................................................................................................. 48
Recording in the Shutter-Priority (Tv) Mode .................................................................................................... 51
Recording in the Aperture-Priority (Av) Mode.................................................................................................. 52
Recording in the Manual Mode........................................................................................................................ 53
Adjusting the Exposure.................................................................................................................................... 54
Using AE Shift ................................................................................................................................................. 55
Adjusting the Gain ........................................................................................................................................... 56
Setting the White Balance ............................................................................................................................... 58
Using the Zebra Pattern .................................................................................................................................. 60
Using the Color Correction .............................................................................................................................. 61
Using the Skin Detail Function ........................................................................................................................ 63
Using the Sky Detail ........................................................................................................................................ 64
Using the Clear Scan Function........................................................................................................................ 65
Using the Custom Keys ................................................................................................................................... 66
Recording Color Bars/Audio Reference Signal ............................................................................................... 69
Using the Digital Video Control........................................................................................................................ 70
Other Camcorder Functions/Settings .............................................................................................................. 71
Connecting to a Monitor/TV............................................................................................................................. 93
SD Audio Output ............................................................................................................................................ 97
Returning to a Pre-marked Position ................................................................................................................ 98
Index Search ................................................................................................................................................... 99
Date Search .................................................................................................................................................. 100
Displaying the Data Code.............................................................................................................................. 101
Changing the Remote Sensor Mode ............................................................................................................. 102
Editing
Recording an External Video Signal (Analog Line-In, HDV/DV In)................................................................ 103
Converting Analog Signals into Digital Signals (Analog-Digital Converter) ................................................... 105
Connecting to a Computer (IEEE1394) ......................................................................................................... 106
Using a Memory Card
Selecting the Image Quality/Size................................................................................................................... 107
File Numbers ................................................................................................................................................. 108
Recording Still Images on a Memory Card .................................................................................................... 109
Selecting the Drive Mode .............................................................................................................................. 112
Selecting the Metering Method...................................................................................................................... 114
Using an Optional Flash ................................................................................................................................ 115
Reviewing a Still Image Right after Recording .............................................................................................. 116
Playing Back Still Images from a Memory Card ............................................................................................ 117
Erasing Images.............................................................................................................................................. 119
Protecting Images.......................................................................................................................................... 120
Initializing a Memory Card ............................................................................................................................. 121
Print Order Settings ....................................................................................................................................... 122
Additional Information
Settings Retained at Power Off or STANDBY Mode ..................................................................................... 123
Menu Options and Default Settings............................................................................................................... 124
Screen Displays............................................................................................................................................. 139
List of Messages............................................................................................................................................ 142
Maintenance/Others ...................................................................................................................................... 143
Troubleshooting............................................................................................................................................. 149
System Diagram ............................................................................................................................................ 151
Optional Accessories..................................................................................................................................... 152
Specifications ................................................................................................................................................ 154
Index.............................................................................................................................................................. 156
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Checking the Supplied Accessories
CA-920 Compact
Power Adapter
DC-920 DC Coupler
Two AA (R6) Batteries Lens Hood
PC-A10 SCART
Adapter*
BP-950G Battery Pack SDC-16M SD Memory WL-D5000 Wireless
Card
Controller
Lens Cap
SS-1100 Shoulder
Strap
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STV-290N Stereo
Video Cable
DTC-1000 Component
Video Cable
Introduction
* Europe only.
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Components Guide
XH G1/XH A1
Left side view
POWER dial
External control mode
VCR/PLAY mode
Power off
Auto
Shutter-Priority
Aperture-Priority
Manual
Recording
Spotlight
programs
Night
Easy Recording
DISP. (display) button (
27)
PEAKING button (
35)
MAGN. (magnification) button (
35)
(record review) button (
28)
POSITION PRESET switch (
32, 35)
Focus mode switch (
33)
POSITION PRESET ON/SET switch (
32, 35)
ND FILTER switch (
37)
Iris ring (
52, 53)
Side panel (
141)
POWER indicator
OPEN (open the LCD display) switch (
17)
CH1/CH2 dials (
45)
AUDIO LEVEL switch (
45)
SELECT/SET dial (
23)
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MENU button (
23)
Focus ring (
33)
Zoom ring (
31)
SHUTTER dial (
51)/ dial (
58)
PUSH AF button (
34)
EXP. LOCK button (
54)
GAIN switch (
54)
AGC (automatic gain control) switch (
OUTPUT switch (
69)
AWB (automatic white balance) switch (
WHITE BAL. (white balance) switch (
WHITE BAL.
button (
58)
CUSTOM KEYS (
66)
CUSTOM PRESET ON/OFF button (
CUSTOM PRESET SELECT button (
56)
58)
58)
77)
77)
Right side view
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Introduction
Grip zoom lever (
31)
PHOTO button (
109)
Zoom speed adjustment dial (
31)
ZOOM SPEED switch (
31)
/
(card/tape) switch (
109)
VIDEO2 terminal (
95)
TIME CODE switch* (
40)
LOCK switch (
26)
MIC (external microphone) terminal (
*
only.
43)
XLR MIC ATT. switches (
44)
LINE/MIC switch (
44)
Input channel selection switch (
44)
Lens hood (
19)
Lens hood locking screw (
19)
switches (
44)
CH1 input terminal (
44)
CH2 input terminal (
44)
Cassette compartment (
21)
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Front view
Backview
External microphone holder (
44)
Tally lamp (
85)
External sensor for the Instant AF (
33)
Grip belt (
18)
Attachment sockets for the optional TA-100 Tripod
Adapter (
152)
Remote sensor (
20, 102)
Tripod socket*
Viewfinder (
16)
Dioptric adjustment lever (
16)
OPEN (open the battery compartment) switch (
13)
CARD access indicator (
109)
Battery/memory card compartment (
13)
terminal
HDV/DV terminal (
94, 103, 106)
HDV indicator (
85)
(headphones) terminal
Video output selection switch (
95)
A/V1 terminal (
93)
COMPONENT OUT terminal (
94)
HD/SD SDI terminal** (
93)
GENLOCK terminal** (
40)
TIME CODE terminal** (
40)
Start/stop button (
25)
STANDBY lever (
26)
Memory card slot (
22)
Battery attachment unit (
13)
BATT. RELEASE latch (
13)
* Do not use tripods with fastening screws longer than 5.5 mm as it may damage the camcorder.
**
only.
About the
Terminal
(LANC) stands for Local Application Control Bus System. The
terminal allows you to connect and control
connected devices. Connect only devices with the
mark to the
terminal.
Operation cannot be guaranteed for connections with devices not bearing the
mark.
Some buttons of connected devices may not operate or may operate differently than the buttons on the camcorder.
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Top view
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Introduction
(pause) button (
91) /
DRIVE MODE button (
112)
(stop) button (
91) /
(metering mode) button (
114)
(rewind) button (
91) /
– button (
117)
(play) button (
91) /
SLIDESHOW button (
117)
(fast forward) button (
91) /
+ button (
117)
REC (record) button (
103)
Start/stop button (
25)
LOCK switch (
26)
OPEN/EJECT
switch (
21)
Grip zoom lever (
31)
PHOTO button (
109)
Zoom speed adjustment dial (
RESET button
MIC ATT. switch (
44)
WHITE BAL. PRESET switch (
END SEARCH button (
30)
Strap mount (
18)
Microphone (
43)
Strap mount (
18)
Hot shoe (
115)
Handle zoom lever (
31)
PHOTO button (
109)
LCD display (
17)
31)
58)
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WL-D5000 Wireless Controller
PHOTO button (
109)
START/STOP button (
25)
MENU button (
23)
TV SCREEN button (
86)
SLIDESHOW button (
117)
DATA CODE button (
101)
INDEX WRITE button (
67)
AUDIO MONITOR button (
97)
END SEARCH button (
30)
SEARCH SELECT button (
99, 100)
REC PAUSE button (
103)
REW
button (
91)
ZERO SET MEMORY button (
98)
button (
91)
PAUSE
button (
91)
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REMOTE SET button (
102)
AV DV button (
105)
Zoom buttons (
31)
Menu selection buttons (
23)
SET button (
23)
– button (
117)
+ button (
117)
MIX BALANCE buttons (
97)
/
buttons (
99, 100)
PLAY
button (
91)
FF
button (
91)
button (
91)
STOP
button (
91)
button (
91)
SLOW
button (
91)
Preparing the Power Supply
Preparations
Charging the Battery Pack
Disconnect the DC coupler from the power adapter before charging. Remove the terminal cover of the
battery pack.
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1. Connect the power cord to the adapter.
2. Plug the power cord into a power outlet.
3. Attach the battery pack to the adapter.
• Press lightly and slide the battery pack in the
direction of the arrow until it clicks.
• The charge indicator starts flashing. The indicator
will stay on when the charging is completed.
4. When the charging is completed, remove
the battery pack from the adapter.
5. Unplug the power cord from the power
outlet and disconnect it from the adapter.
Charge indicator
Attaching the Battery Pack
Preparations
1. Turn the
dial to OFF.
2. Push the OPEN switch in the direction of
the arrow to open the battery compartment
cover.
3. Insert the battery all the way into the
compartment and press gently until it
clicks.
4. Close the battery compartment cover.
To Remove the Battery
1. Turn the
dial to OFF.
2. Push the
OPEN switch in the direction of the arrow to open the battery
compartment cover.
3. Press the BATT.RELEASE latch left and pull out the battery.
4. Close the battery compartment cover.
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Using a Household Power Outlet
1. Turn the
dial to OFF.
2. Attach the DC coupler to the camcorder.
Open the battery compartment cover and slide the
DC coupler all the way into the compartment and
press gently until it clicks.
3. Connect the power cord to the power
adapter.
4. Plug the power cord into a power outlet.
5. Connect the DC coupler to the adapter.
6. Pass the cable through the special slot and
close battery compartment cover.
7. Detach the DC coupler after use.
Open the battery compartment cover, press the
BATT.RELEASE latch left and pull out the DC
coupler.
About the Built-in Rechargeable Lithium Battery
This camcorder has a built-in rechargeable lithium battery to retain the date, time and other settings. The
built-in battery is recharged every time you use the camcorder. However, when you use the camcorder
for only short times or do not use it for a period of over 3 months, it will discharge completely. In that
case, recharge the built-in battery by powering the camcorder from a power outlet and leaving it with the
dial set to OFF for at least 24 hours.
 Disconnect the DC coupler from the power adapter when charging a battery pack.
 Turn off the camcorder before connecting or disconnecting the power adapter.
 If the adapter is used close to a TV, it may cause picture interference. Move the adapter away from
the TV or the antenna cable.
 Do not connect to the power adapter any products not expressly recommended for use with this
camcorder.
 If you connect a faulty power adapter or battery pack, the charge indicator turns off and the
charging will stop.
 The charge indicator serves also as an indication about the charge status.
0-50%:
Flashes once per second
50-75%:
Flashes twice per second
More than 75%: Flashes 3 times per second
100%:
Continuously on
 We recommend charging the battery pack in temperatures between 10 °C and 30 °C. The charging
time will vary depending on the surrounding temperature and the battery’s initial charge condition.
 In cold places the effective usage time of the battery will decrease.
 We recommend that you prepare battery packs 2 to 3 times longer than you think you might need.
 To conserve battery power, turn off the camcorder instead of leaving it in record pause mode.
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 Charging, Recording and Playback Times
The following times are approximate and vary according to the charging, recording and playback
conditions.
BP-930
145 min.
BP-945
220 min.
BP-950G BP-970G
235 min. 320 min.
HDV Recording and Playback Times
Maximum Recording Time Viewfinder [NORMAL]
Viewfinder [BRIGHT]
LCD screen [NORMAL]
LCD screen [BRIGHT]
Typical Recording Time*
Viewfinder [NORMAL]
Viewfinder [BRIGHT]
LCD screen [NORMAL]
LCD screen [BRIGHT]
Playback Time
LCD screen [NORMAL]
DV Recording and Playback Times
Maximum Recording Time Viewfinder [NORMAL]
Viewfinder [BRIGHT]
LCD screen [NORMAL]
LCD screen [BRIGHT]
Typical Recording Time*
Viewfinder [NORMAL]
Viewfinder [BRIGHT]
LCD screen [NORMAL]
LCD screen [BRIGHT]
Playback Time
LCD screen [NORMAL]
BP-930
150 min.
150 min.
150 min.
145 min.
90 min.
90 min.
90 min.
85 min.
165 min.
BP-930
170 min.
165 min.
165 min.
160 min.
100 min.
100 min.
100 min.
95 min.
180 min.
BP-945
230 min.
225 min.
225 min.
215 min.
140 min.
140 min.
135 min.
130 min.
250 min.
BP-945
255 min.
250 min.
245 min.
240 min.
155 min.
155 min.
150 min.
145 min.
270 min.
BP-950G BP-970G
320 min. 460 min.
320 min. 455 min.
315 min. 430 min.
305 min. 420 min.
195 min. 280 min.
195 min. 280 min.
190 min. 260 min.
185 min. 255 min.
350 min. 480 min.
BP-950G BP-970G
355 min. 510 min.
355 min. 505 min.
345 min. 475 min.
335 min. 460 min.
215 min. 310 min.
215 min. 310 min.
210 min. 290 min.
200 min. 280 min.
375 min. 515 min.
HDV Recording and Playback Times
Maximum Recording Time Viewfinder [NORMAL]
Viewfinder [BRIGHT]
LCD screen [NORMAL]
LCD screen [BRIGHT]
Typical Recording Time*
Viewfinder [NORMAL]
Viewfinder [BRIGHT]
LCD screen [NORMAL]
LCD screen [BRIGHT]
Playback Time
LCD screen [NORMAL]
DV Recording and Playback Times
Maximum Recording Time Viewfinder [NORMAL]
Viewfinder [BRIGHT]
LCD screen [NORMAL]
LCD screen [BRIGHT]
Typical Recording Time*
Viewfinder [NORMAL]
Viewfinder [BRIGHT]
LCD screen [NORMAL]
LCD screen [BRIGHT]
Playback Time
LCD screen [NORMAL]
BP-930
165 min.
160 min.
160 min.
155 min.
100 min.
100 min.
95 min.
90 min.
180 min.
BP-930
180 min.
180 min.
175 min.
170 min.
110 min.
110 min.
105 min.
100 min.
195 min.
BP-945
245 min.
240 min.
235 min.
230 min.
150 min.
145 min.
145 min.
140 min.
265 min.
BP-945
270 min.
270 min.
265 min.
255 min.
165 min.
165 min.
160 min.
155 min.
290 min.
BP-950G BP-970G
345 min. 490 min.
340 min. 485 min.
335 min. 475 min.
325 min. 460 min.
210 min. 300 min.
210 min. 295 min.
205 min. 290 min.
195 min. 280 min.
380 min. 535 min.
BP-950G BP-970G
385 min. 540 min.
380 min. 540 min.
375 min. 530 min.
360 min. 510 min.
235 min. 330 min.
235 min. 330 min.
230 min. 320 min.
215 min. 310 min.
410 min. 580 min.
* Approximate times for recording with repeated operations such as start/stop, zooming, power on/off. Actual
time may be shorter.
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Preparations
Battery Pack
Charging Time with the CA-920 Compact Power Adapter
Preparing the Camcorder
Dioptric Adjustment
Turn on the camcorder and adjust the dioptric
adjustment lever.
Prevent direct sunlight from getting in the viewfinder. The viewfinder LCD may become damaged due
to concentration of the light by the lens. Pay special attention when mounting the camcorder on a
tripod, or during its transportation.
Adjusting the Viewfinder
You can adjust the brightness, contrast, color, sharpness and backlight of the viewfinder. These
adjustments will not affect your recording.
MENU
(
23)
DISPLAY SETUP/
CVF SETUP
* The default value is [BRIGHT] while using the power adapter.
BRIGHTNESS•••
CONTRAST•••••
COLOR••••••••
SHARPNESS••••
BACKLIGHT••••NORMAL*
1. Press the MENU button.
2. Turn the SELECT/SET dial to select [DISPLAY SETUP/ ] and press the dial.
3. Select [CVF SETUP] and then select [BRIGHTNESS], [CONTRAST], [COLOR],
[SHARPNESS] or [BACKLIGHT].
4. Adjust the setting with the SELECT/SET dial and press the dial.
• After the adjustment you will return to the [CVF SETUP] submenu. If necessary, change additional
settings in the same way.
5. Press the MENU button to close the menu.
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Using the LCD Display
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1. Slide the OPEN switch in the direction of the arrow to unlock the LCD panel.
2. Pull out the LCD panel.
3. Rotate the LCD panel and adjust it to the desired position.
 You can change the LCD panel to black & white display ( 18).
 By default, the viewfinder display is turned off while you use the LCD panel. However, you can
change the settings to be able to use both displays simultaneously ( 18).
Preparations
Adjusting the LCD Panel
You can adjust the brightness, contrast, color, sharpness and backlight of the LCD Panel. These
adjustments will not affect your recording.
MENU
(
23)
DISPLAY SETUP/
LCD SETUP
* The default value is [BRIGHT] while using the power adapter.
BRIGHTNESS•••
CONTRAST•••••
COLOR••••••••
SHARPNESS••••
BACKLIGHT••••NORMAL*
1. Press the MENU button.
2. Turn the SELECT/SET dial to select [DISPLAY SETUP/ ] and press the dial.
3. Select [LCD SETUP] and then select [BRIGHTNESS], [CONTRAST], [COLOR],
[SHARPNESS] or [BACKLIGHT].
4. Adjust the setting with the SELECT/SET dial and press the dial.
• After the adjustment you will return to the [LCD SETUP] submenu. Change additional settings in the
same way as necessary.
5. Press the MENU button to close the menu.
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Using the Viewfinder and the LCD Panel Simultaneously
By default, the viewfinder display is turned off while you use the LCD panel. Follow the procedure below
to use both of them simultaneously.
MENU
DISPLAY SETUP/
CVF+LCD ON•••OFF
(
23)
1.
2.
3.
4.
Press the MENU button.
Turn the SELECT/SET dial to select [DISPLAY SETUP/ ] and press the dial.
Select [CVF+LCD ON], set it to [ON] and press the dial.
Press the MENU button to close the menu.
Changing the Viewfinder and the LCD Panel to Black & White Display
The LCD display and the viewfinder are both color displays. Follow the procedure below to turn both of
them to black & white display mode.
MENU
DISPLAY SETUP/
CVF+LCD BW•••OFF
(
23)
1.
2.
3.
4.
Press the MENU button.
Turn the SELECT/SET dial to select [DISPLAY SETUP/ ] and press the dial.
Select [CVF+LCD BW], set it to [ON] and press the dial.
Press the MENU button to close the menu.
Fastening the Grip Belt
Adjust the grip belt so that you can reach the
zoom lever with your index and middle finger,
and the start/stop button with your thumb.
Attaching the Shoulder Strap
Pass the ends through the strap mount and
adjust the length of the strap.
Be careful not to drop the camcorder when adjusting the strap or the grip belt.
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Attaching the Lens Hood
Attach the lens hood to protect the lens and shade it from stray light.
1. Place the lens hood on the front of the lens
so that the window for the external Instant
AF sensor faces down and turn it 90
degrees clockwise.
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• Be careful not to deform the lens hood.
• Make sure that the lens hood is aligned with the
thread.
2. Tighten the locking screw.
Window for Instant AF
sensor
Preparations
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Using the Wireless Controller
When you press the buttons on the wireless
controller, point it at the camcorder’s remote
sensor.
Inserting the Batteries
The wireless controller operates with two AA (R6)
batteries.
1. Open the battery cover.
2. Insert the batteries following the + and –
markings.
3. Close the battery cover.
 The camcorder and wireless controller are equipped with 2 remote sensor modes ( 102). If the
wireless controller does not work, verify that the camcorder and wireless controller are set to the
same mode.
 When the camcorder cannot be operated with the wireless controller, or when it can only be
operated at very close range, replace the batteries. Make sure to replace both batteries at the
same time.
 The wireless controller may not work properly when the remote sensor is located under strong light
sources or direct sunlight.
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Loading/Removing a Cassette
Use only videocassettes marked with the
logo. For recording in HDV we recommend you use
videocassettes compatible with the HDV standard.
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1. Slide the OPEN/EJECT
switch to open
the cassette compartment cover.
The cassette compartment opens automatically.
2. Load/remove the cassette.
• Insert the cassette straight, fully into the
compartment with the window facing out.
• Remove the cassette by pulling it straight out.
Preparations
3. Close the cassette compartment by
pressing on the
mark on the cover.
The cassette compartment will retract automatically.
4. Close the cassette compartment cover.
 Do not interfere with the cassette compartment while it is opening or closing automatically.
 Be careful not to get your fingers caught in the cassette compartment.
If the camcorder is connected to a power source, cassettes can be loaded/removed even if the
dial is set to OFF.
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Inserting/Removing a Memory Card
You can use only
this camcorder.
SDHC memory cards,
SD memory cards or MultiMedia Cards (MMC) with
Inserting the Card
1. Set the
dial to OFF.
2. Push the OPEN switch in the direction of
the arrow to open the battery/memory card
compartment cover.
3. Insert the memory card straight, all the way
into the memory card slot.
4. Close the compartment.
Do not force the cover closed if the card is not
correctly inserted.
Removing the Card
Do not forcefully remove the memory card without first pushing it in to release it.
1. Set the
dial to OFF.
Make sure that the CARD indicator is not flashing
before you turn off the camcorder.
2. Push the OPEN switch in the direction of
the arrow to open the battery/memory card
compartment cover.
3. Push the memory card once to release it
and then remove the memory card.
4. Close the compartment.
 If you use memory cards other than the supplied one, make sure to initialize them with the
camcorder ( 121).
 Turn off the camcorder before inserting or removing the memory card. Otherwise, it may result in
lost data.
 SDHC and SD memory cards have a write-protect switch to prevent their accidental erasure. When
this switch is set to the LOCK position, images cannot be recorded on or deleted from the memory
card.
 Proper operation cannot be guaranteed for all memory cards.
 About SDHC Memory Cards: SDHC (SD High Capacity) is the new type of SD memory cards with
capacities over 2 GB. Please note that the specifications of SDHC memory cards are different from
those of regular SD cards and you will not be able to use memory cards of over 2 GB with devices
that do not support SDHC. However, SDHC devices (including this camcorder) are backward
compatible and you can use regular SD cards with them.
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Changing Settings with the MENU Button
Many of the camcorder’s functions can be changed from the on-screen menu.
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SELECT/SET dial
MENU button
Selecting Menus and Settings
Press the MENU button to open the menu.
Turn the SELECT/SET dial to select a submenu and press the dial.
Turn the SELECT/SET dial to select a menu item and press the dial.
Turn the SELECT/SET dial to select a setting option and press the dial.
Press the MENU button to close the menu.
 The ,
and
displays at the bottom of the screen will give you additional indications
about what buttons to operate during each menu setting.
 You may find it more convenient to use the wireless controller to operate the menu. Press the
MENU button on the wireless controller to open or close the menu. Use the menu selection buttons
of the wireless controller instead of the SELECT/SET dial, and press the SET button on the
wireless controller to save the settings or make a selection.
 Unavailable items will appear grayed out.
 Pressing the MENU button at any time closes the menu.
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Preparations
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Setting the Time Zone, Date and Time
Set the time zone, date and time when you first start using your camcorder, or if the built-in rechargeable
battery has completely discharged.
Setting the Time Zone/Daylight Saving Time
MENU
(
23)
SYSTEM SETUP/
D/TIME SET
T.ZONE/DST•••PARIS
1. Press the MENU button.
2. Turn the SELECT/SET dial to select [SYSTEM SETUP/
] and press the dial.
3. Select [D/TIME SET
] and then select [T.ZONE/DST] and press the dial.
The time zone setting appears. The default setting is Paris.
4. Turn the SELECT/SET dial to select the setting option that represents your time zone
and press the dial.
To adjust for daylight saving time, select the time zone with the
next to the area.
Setting the Date and Time
MENU
(
23)
SYSTEM SETUP/
5. Select [D/TIME SET
DATE/TIME••• 1.JAN.2006
12:00 AM
D/TIME SET
] and press the dial.
The year display starts flashing.
6. Turn the SELECT/SET dial to select the first field of the date, and press the dial.
• The next part of the display starts flashing.
• Set the rest of the date and time in the same way.
7. Press the MENU button to close the menu and start the clock.
Displaying the Date and Time while Recording
You can display the date and time in the lower left corner of the screen.
MENU
(
23)
DISPLAY SETUP/
GUIDE INFO•••OFF
Open the menu and select [DISPLAY SETUP/
[D/T DISPLAY] and close the menu.
]. Select [GUIDE INFO], set it to
If you do not use the camcorder for a period of approximately 3 months, the built-in rechargeable
battery will discharge completely and the date and time settings will be lost. In that case, recharge the
built-in battery ( 14) and set the time zone, date and time again.
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Recording
Recording
Before You Begin Recording
Make a test recording first to check if the camcorder operates correctly. If necessary, clean the video heads
( 144).
The default recording standard is HDV. About the audio recording, refer to the relevant chapter (
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43).
Recording
1. Remove the lens cap.
2. Press the lock button and set the
dial to a recording program.
3. Press the start/stop button to begin
recording.
Recording
• The tally lamp lights up and the recording indicator
appears on the screen.
• Press the start/stop button again to pause
recording.
When You Have Finished Recording
1.
2.
3.
4.
Set the
dial to OFF.
Replace the lens cap.
Remove the cassette.
Disconnect the power source.
The end search, date search and index search functions may not work correctly if you mix recordings
in HDV and DV standards on the same tape. We recommend not mixing recordings in different
standards on the same tape.
 After inserting a cassette, wait until the tape counter stops completely before you start recording.
 Turn the
dial to OFF if you do not intend to use the camcorder for a long time.
 If you do not remove the cassette, you can record the next scene without any noise or blank
sections between the recordings even if you turn the camcorder off.
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Low-angle Recording
The carrying handle is equipped with a duplicate set
of recording and zoom controls, ideal for low-angle
recording. Slide the LOCK switch in the direction of
the arrow
to prevent the accidental operation of
these controls.
Zoom lever
LOCK
switch
Start/stop
button
Power Saving Mechanisms
STANDBY Lever
Switch the STANDBY lever to the LOCK position to temporarily pause the recording and turn off all displays.
In contrast to turning the
dial to OFF, in the standby mode the camcorder retains the exposure lock
settings.
Power Save Function
In order to protect the tape and video heads, the camcorder will enter the power save mode (VCR STOP) after
4 minutes 30 seconds in record pause mode. If left 30 more seconds without any operation, the camcorder
will automatically shut off. With the customized functions ( 79) you can also deactivate the power save
function if you wish to make adjustments without worrying about losing your settings as a result of the
automatic shut-off.
Once the camcorder entered the power save mode, press the start/stop button to start recording or press one
of the custom keys ( 66) to which the [VCR STOP] function was assigned to return to record pause mode.
If the camcorder automatically shut off (after 5 minutes), turn the
to OFF and then back to one of the
recording programs.
VCR Stop Function
You can assign the [VCR STOP] function to either one of the two custom keys ( 66). In VCR stop mode the
camcorder is only partially turned off: The camera section is powered normally while the recorder section is
shut off. When you press the assigned custom key, you can make adjustments to the camera section as long
as necessary without worrying about the power save function’s 5-minute timer. To return to record pause
mode, press the custom key to which the [VCR STOP] function was assigned.
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Screen Displays while Recording
Remaining tape
Indicates the remaining time of the tape in minutes.
“
END” will appear when the tape reaches the
end.
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• When the time left is less than 15 seconds, the
remaining tape time may not appear.
• Depending on the tape, the indication may not be
displayed correctly.
Time code
Indicates the recording time in hours, minutes,
seconds and frames.
Remaining battery charge
The battery symbol indicates the charge status of
the battery pack.
•“
” starts flashing in red when the battery pack is
empty.
• When you attach an empty battery pack, the power may
turn off without displaying “
”.
• The actual battery charge may not be indicated
accurately depending on the condition under which the
battery pack and camcorder are used.
Selecting the On-Screen Displays
You can select the amount of information shown on the screen from full, partial or no display. Repeatedly
pressing the DISP. button will cycle through the options in the following sequence.
You can customize the icons and indicators to be displayed according to your personal preferences (
Recording
Normal screen display
86).
Audio level indicator, zoom indicator, center, level and grid markers, aspect ratio guides, safety
zone guides, peaking/magnifying, recording program, EXP lock, ND filter, custom preset,
shutter speed, aperture, AE shift, gain, white balance, skin detail, Speedlite flash charge
indicator, warning, date/time (or custom key assignments)*
Center, level and grid markers, safety zone guides, date/time*
No display
* If [GUIDE INFO] is set to [D/T DISPLAY], the date and time will be displayed; if it is set to [CUSTOM KEYS], the
functions currently assigned to the custom keys will be displayed instead.
The camcorder’s on-screen displays will also appear on a connected external TV or monitor.
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Displaying the Markers
You can display the on-screen markers to help you accurately frame your subject. Select from a center
marker, a horizontal level marker or a grid. You can also adjust the intensity of the markers display
( 84).
MENU
(
23)
DISPLAY SETUP/
MARKERS•••OFF
Open the menu and select [DISPLAY SETUP/ ]. Select [MARKERS], set it to
[CENT. MARK.], [LEVEL MARK.] or [GRID] and close the menu.
Displaying the Aspect Ratio Guides
Use the aspect ratio guides as an indication to accurately frame subjects. You can select to display the
aspect guides for 4:3, 13:9, 14:9, 1.66:1, 1.75:1, 1.85:1 or 2.35:1 (Cinemascope).
MENU
(
23)
DISPLAY SETUP/
ASPECT GUIDE••••OFF
Open the menu and select [DISPLAY SETUP/
setting option and close the menu.
]. Select [ASPECT GUIDE], select a
Displaying the Safety Zone Guide
The safety zone guide shows a frame including 80% or 90% of the screen area. Use it as an indication to
accurately frame subjects.
MENU
(
23)
DISPLAY SETUP/
SAFETY ZONE••••••OFF
Open the menu and select [DISPLAY SETUP/
or [90%] and close the menu.
]. Select [SAFETY ZONE], set it to [80%]
Reviewing the Recording
(record review) button
In record pause mode, this function allows you to review the last few seconds of your recording.
Press and release the
(record review) button.
The camcorder rewinds the tape, plays back the last few seconds, and returns to record pause mode.
If the current video signal standard is different from the signal standard in which the tape was
recorded, the recording will not be played back correctly.
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Selecting the Signal Standard and Aspect
Ratio
You can select the signal standard of your recording (high definition or standard definition) and, for
standard definition recordings, also the aspect ratio of the recording. Since the displays on the
camcorder have an aspect ratio of 16:9, when you select [SD4:3] the picture will appear in the center of
the screen with black sidebars.
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Open the menu and select [SIGNAL SETUP]. Select [SIGNAL STD], select a setting
option and select [YES] to confirm the selection and close the menu.
• [HD]: To record on the tape in HDV standard or to use the camcorder as a high-definition (HD) camera.
• [SD16:9], [SD4:3]: To record on the tape in DV standard or to use the camcorder as a standard-definition
(SD) camera. Select the aspect ratio as desired.
To play back recordings made with a 16:9 aspect ratio change the settings of the TV as necessary
(refer to the instruction manual of the connected TV). To play back widescreen recordings on a TV set
with 4:3 aspect ratio, change the [LETTERBOX] setting accordingly ( 95).
Recording
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Locating the End of the Last Scene
You can use this function to locate the end of the last recorded scene.
END SEARCH button
Press the END SEARCH button.
•
appears.
• The camcorder rewinds/fast forwards the tape, plays back the last few seconds of the recording and stops
the tape.
• Pressing the button again cancels the search.
 The end search function cannot be used once you unload the cassette.
 The end search function may not work correctly if there is a blank section between recordings on
the tape or if you mix recordings in HDV and DV standards on the same tape.
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Zooming
You can operate the zoom from either the side grip or the carrying handle. You can also use the zoom
ring on the lens or the zoom buttons on the wireless controller. With the customized functions ( 79)
you can change the direction of the adjustment when you turn the zoom ring, turn the high-speed zoom
on/off or change the zoom indicator to a graphic bar or a numeric value display.
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Zoom lever
Zoom ring
Zoom buttons
Zoom lever
ZOOM SPEED switch
ZOOM SPEED dial
Recording
Move the zoom lever toward W to zoom out (wide-angle). Move it toward T to zoom in
(telephoto).
About the Variable Zoom Speeds
Zoom lever on the side grip:
When the ZOOM SPEED switch is set to C (constant), the zoom speed itself does not change, but you can
select one of 16 levels of zoom speed with the ZOOM SPEED dial (a number indicating the level will be
displayed next to the zoom indicator).
When the ZOOM SPEED switch is set to VAR (variable), the zoom speed will depend on how you operate the
zoom lever: Pressing gently will result in a slower zoom; pressing harder in a faster zoom.
Zoom speed (from wide-angle to telephoto):
C:
Level 1: approx. 60 seconds
VAR:
approx. 2.6*–60 seconds
Level 16: approx. 2.6* seconds
* If the custom function [HIGH-SPEED ZOOM] is set to [ON], the zoom speed will be approx. 1.5 seconds instead. In
mode the zoom speed will be approx. 1.5 seconds, regardless of the custom function setting.
Zoom ring:
The zoom speed depends on how fast you turn the zoom ring.
Zoom buttons on the carrying handle:
The zoom speed itself does not change, but it can be set to one of 16 levels with the ZOOM SPEED dial.
This is the same zoom speed setting as when the ZOOM SPEED switch is set to C.
Zoom buttons on the supplied wireless controller:
The zoom speed is constant and cannot be adjusted.
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Zoom Preset
This function enables any given zoom setting to be memorized and to return to that zoom setting
instantly.
POSITION PRESET switch
POSITION PRESET ON/SET switch
Presetting the Zoom
1. Set the POSITION PRESET switch to ZOOM.
2. Move the POSITION PRESET ON/SET switch to SET.
The preset zoom position appears in yellow on the zoom indicator.
Returning to the Preset Zoom Position
Move the POSITION PRESET ON/SET switch to ON.
The camcorder returns to the preset zoom position.
To return to the preset zoom position the camcorder uses the speed set for the constant zoom speed
(when the ZOOM SPEED switch is set to C).
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Adjusting the Focus
The camcorder can be set to Autofocus or Manual Focus.
Autofocus
The autofocus can be set to Normal AF or Instant AF*. The camcorder has also a Push-AF function to
allow for a temporary autofocus while focusing manually. When you operate the PUSH AF button, the
Instant AF is activated, regardless of the current setting of the AF mode.
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Manual Focus
With the customized functions ( 79) you can change the direction of the adjustment when you turn the
focus ring and its response sensitivity ([NORMAL] or [SLOW]). To make it easier to focus manually, you can
also make use of the Peaking and Magnifying display functions ( 35).
* The Instant AF function can also be used combined with the Push-AF function so you can obtain a very fast
initial automatic focus even while focusing manually.
POSITION PRESET switch
Focus mode switch
Focus ring
PUSH AF button
Recording
Autofocus
The autofocus is set when the focus mode switch is set to AF. The camcorder uses the TTL autofocus
system with a focusing range of 2 cm (at wide-angle from the front of the lens barrel) to
.
The camcorder focuses on the subject in the center of the screen.
Follow the procedure below to change the autofocus mode.
MENU
(
23)
CAMERA SETUP
AF MODE ••• INSTANT AF
Open the menu and select [CAMERA SETUP]. Select [AF MODE], select a setting option
and close the menu.
[INSTANT AF]: The focus is adjusted at the highest speed. This mode is useful even when recording in very
bright or low-light surroundings. The TTL system and the external sensor are both used for
focusing.
[NORMAL AF]: The autofocus adjustment is made at a stable speed. Only the TTL system is used in this
mode making it appropriate for use also with the optional Wide Converter attached.
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Temporary Focus Override
Even while in autofocus mode, turn the focus ring to temporarily focus manually.
The camcorder will return to autofocus as soon as you release the focus ring.
Temporary Instant AF
During manual focus or Normal AF, press the PUSH AF button and hold it pressed down.
The autofocus (Instant AF) is activated as long as you hold the PUSH AF button pressed down.
When recording under bright conditions, the camcorder sets a small aperture value, and the picture
may appear blurred. Turn the built-in ND filter on/off according to the screen display ( 37).
 When you attach the optional Wide Converter to the camcorder, set the camcorder to a recording
mode other than
Easy Recording and set the autofocus mode to Normal AF. Also, avoid using
the Push AF function.
 In 25F mode, autofocus takes longer than in the 50i mode.
 When recording under dark conditions, the focusing range narrows and the picture may appear
blurred.
 Autofocus may not work well on the following subjects. In that case, focus manually.
- Reflective surfaces
- Subjects with low contrast or without vertical lines
- Fast moving subjects
- Through dirty or wet windows
- Night scenes
Manual focus
PEAKING button
MAGN. button
POSITION PRESET switch
POSITION PRESET ON/SET switch
Focus ring
Focus mode switch
PUSH AF switch
1. Set the focus mode switch to M.
“MF” is displayed on screen.
2. Zoom in to telephoto.
3. Turn the focus ring to adjust the focus.
With the customized functions ( 79) you can change the direction of the adjustment when you turn the
focus ring and its response sensitivity ([NORMAL] or [SLOW]).
4. Operate the zoom to reframe the subject.
If you focus manually and then leave the camcorder with the power turned on, you may lose the focus on
your subject. This possible slight shift in focus is a result of the internal temperature rising in the camcorder
and lens. Check the focus before resuming shooting.
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 The manual focus cannot be selected in the
Easy Recording mode. Even if you set the focus
mode switch to M, the autofocus (Instant AF) will still be activated.
 The focal distance to the subject will be displayed for approx. 3 seconds when you switch from
autofocus to manual focus or when you operate the focus ring in the manual focus mode. It will also
be displayed with the focus preset. With the customized functions (
79) you can change the units
for the distance display (meter or feet) and with the custom display ( 86) you can select when to
display this information (always, never, or only upon the operation of the focus ring).
 Use the distance display as an estimate.
-: Over infinity focus
: Infinity focus
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Using the Focus Assist Functions (Peaking and Magnifying)
In order to make manual focusing easier, you can use two assist functions: Peaking emphasizes the
outlines of the subject creating a clearer contrast, and Magnifying enlarges the image on the screen. You
can also combine both for a greater effect. With the customized functions ( 79) you can set the display
to change automatically to black & white while using the focus assist functions.
Peaking
While recording or in record pause, press the PEAKING button.
• The outlines of the subject will be emphasized.
• Press the button again to cancel the function.
Magnifying
In record pause, press the MAGN. button.
• The central part of the screen will be magnified approximately 2x.
• Press the button again to cancel the function.
Recording
 The Peaking and Magnifying functions will not affect your recordings. However, the magnified
picture will be output as is to the HD/SD SDI terminal (
only) and the HDV/DV terminal.
 The Magnifying function will be canceled as you start recording.
 You can use the custom keys (
66) to prevent the accidental operation of the MAGN. button.
With the customized functions ( 79) you can also change the operation of the MAGN. button
(normal or long press).
Focus Preset
This function enables a focus setting to be memorized and to return to that focus setting instantly. You
can also select the speed at which the camcorder returns to the preset focus setting.
Presetting the Focus
1. Set the focus mode switch to M.
“MF” appears.
2. Set the POSITION PRESET switch to FOCUS.
The focus preset speed currently selected appears.
3. Adjust the focus with the focus ring.
4. Move the POSITION PRESET ON/SET switch to SET.
“MF” and the focus preset speed display turn yellow.
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Setting the Focus Preset Speed
MENU
(
23)
CAMERA SETUP
F SPEED PSET• HIGH
Open the menu and select [CAMERA SETUP]. Select [F SPEED PSET], select a setting
option and close the menu.
The selected speed appears next to “MF”.
Returning to the Preset Focus Setting
Move the POSITION PRESET ON/SET switch to ON.
The camcorder returns to the preset focus setting.
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Using the ND Filter
When recording in bright surroundings, the camcorder will set a small aperture value and the picture
may appear blurred. Turn the ND filter on/off according to the screen display.
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ND FILTER switch
When using a recording program other than M Manual and if the AGC switch is set to ON, the following
displays appear:
Screen display
No display
“ND”
“ND
” flashes
ND “ ” flashes
What you should do
Turn on the ND filter
Select a higher density built-in ND filter or
attach an external ND filter to the lens*
Turn off the ND filter
Set the ND FILTER switch to an
appropriate density
* If you have no external ND filter available, use the Tv mode and set a high shutter speed, or use the Av mode and set a
small aperture value.
Depending on the scene, the color may change when turning the ND filter on/off. In such case, setting
a custom white balance may be effective ( 59).
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Recording
ND “
” flashes
“ND” flashes in red
What it means
ND filter is not activated
ND filter is activated
ND filter required
Higher density or external ND filter
required
Built-in ND filter not required
Built-in ND filter incorrect setting
Selecting the Frame Rate
You can select from the standard 50i and 25F frame rates regardless of the recording mode.
50i Mode
Records in 50 fps interlaced mode, the same as standard-definition TV signals.
25F Mode
Records in 25 fps progressive mode and outputs
signals converted into 50 fps interlaced. Video output
from the HDV/DV terminal will be in 25p.
HD
25F (camera) A
25F (tape)
A
B
C
D
E
F
G
H
I
J
B
C
D
E
F
G
H
I
J
50i (playback) a a b b c c d d e e f f g g h h i i j j
SD
25F (camera)
50i (tape)
MENU
(
23)
SIGNAL SETUP
A
B
C
D
E
F
G
H
I
J
a abbc cdde e f f gghh i i j j
FRAME RATE•••50i
Open the menu and select [SIGNAL SETUP]. Select [FRAME RATE], select a setting
option and select [YES] to confirm the selection and close the menu.
The selected frame rate appears on-screen.
Video recorded in 25F can only be played back with compatible devices and can only be edited with
software that supports 25F. For software and hardware compatibility consult the relevant customer
support.
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Setting the Time Code
You can select the running mode of the camcorder’s time code. You can enter the initial value for the
[FREE-RUN] and the [REC-RUN PS.] settings.
[REC-RUN]:
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The time code runs only when recording.
[REC-RUN PS.]: The time code runs only when recording starting from a preset value.
[FREE-RUN]:
MENU
(
23)
The time code runs regardless of the operation of the camcorder.
SIGNAL SETUP
TIME CODE
COUNT-UP•••••REC-RUN
1. Open the menu and select [SIGNAL SETUP]. Select the [TIME CODE] submenu and
then [COUNT-UP]. Select a setting option and close the menu.
[REC-RUN]: Close the menu.
[REC-RUN PS.], [FREE-RUN]: Continue the procedure below to set the initial value.
2. Select [SET].
The hours display flashes.
3. Set the time code’s initial value.
Turn the SELECT/SET dial to set the value for the hours and press the dial. The next field of the display
starts flashing. Set the value for the minutes, seconds and frames in the same way.
4. Close the menu.
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Recording
 About the time code display
- [REC-RUN]:
The time code will be displayed with an R next to it.
- [REC-RUN PS.]:
The time code will be displayed in blue with a P next to it.
- [FREE-RUN]:
The time code will be displayed in blue with an F next to it.
- External Time Code: The time code will be displayed in blue with an E next to it.
- Time Code Hold:
The time code will be displayed with an H next to it.
- Playback:
No time code display.
 When you select [FREE-RUN], the time code starts to run the moment you press the MENU button
in the middle of the setting, or when you press the SELECT/SET dial after setting the value for
“frames” in step 3.
 To reset the time code to [00:00:00:00], select [RESET] in step 2.
 When recording over existing scenes: When a time code discontinuity occurred near the recording
start point, the time code at the point where the recording starts may be discontinuous.
 As long as the built-in rechargeable lithium battery is charged, the free-run time code continues to
run even if you disconnect the battery pack.
Synchronizing the Camcorder’s Time Code
You can synchronize this camcorder’s time code to an external time code generator. Also you can
include in the recording the user bit signal received from the TIME CODE terminal ( 42). The
camcorder offers the following synchronization options.
Genlock
When a reference sync signal (analog blackburst or tri-level signal) is input through the GENLOCK terminal,
the V and H phases of the camcorder’s time code will be automatically synchronized to it.
Time Code IN
Set the TIME CODE switch to IN to start the Time Code IN mode.
An external SMPTE-standard LTC timing signal received from the TIME CODE terminal will be recorded as
the time code on the tape. The user bit of the external timing signal can also be recorded on tape.
Time Code OUT
Set the TIME CODE switch to OUT to start the Time Code OUT mode.
The camcorder’s internal time code is sent out from the TIME CODE terminal as a standard LTC timing signal.
When you set [SDI OUTPUT] to [ON] the time code data will also be output through the HD/SD SDI terminal.
Genlock
Time Code/User bit IN
Time Code OUT
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
Connection Diagram
TIME CODE switch
Reference video
signal*
GENLOCK
SMPTE-standard
LTC timing signal
TIME CODE
* As a reference video signal input you can use either an HD Y signal or a PAL composite video signal.
 While a time code signal is being received, the [COUNT-UP] setting of the camcorder will be
ignored and the external time code’s drop-frame bit will be used instead.
 Once the Genlock or Time Code IN synchronization stabilizes (after approx. 10 seconds), the
external time code lock will be retained even if you disconnect the cable from the TIME CODE
terminal. However, if you perform one of the following while the cable is disconnected, the time
code will lag slightly; the correct time code will be restored once you reconnect the cable.
- Turn the camcorder off/on.
- Change the
dial to a mode other than
.
- Change the position of the /
(card/tape) switch.
- Change the [SIGNAL STD] or [FRAME RATE] setting.
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 If the external time code signal is incorrect or there is no input signal, the internal time code
(according to the [TIME CODE]/[COUNT-UP] settings) will be recorded on the tape instead.
 If the external Genlock signal is incorrect or there is no input signal, the external time code being
recorded on tape may be incorrect.
 When the camcorder is set to HD standard, Genlock synchronization is possible even if the
external Genlock signal is in SD standard. However, the Genlock synchronization will not be
possible if the external Genlock signal is in HD standard but the camcorder is set to SD standard.
 The phase difference between the external Genlock signal and the camcorder is initially set to 0; it
can be adjusted within the range of approx. ±0.4 H (-1023 to +1023) with the [GENLCK ADJST]
setting ( 124).
 Genlock synchronization is not possible when the camcorder is set to HD standard and [SDI
SPEC.] is set to [SD LOCKED].
 About the Side LCD Panel Indications
- "GENLOCK" will flash until the synchronization stabilizes and will stay on once the phase
synchronization has stabilized.
- "TC-(IN OUT)" indicates that the Time Code IN or Time Code OUT synchronization is available
with the TIME CODE switch.
- "EXT-LOCK" indicates that the camcorder has locked on to an external time code signal.
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Recording
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Setting the User Bit
The user bit display can be selected from the date or the time of recording, or an identification code
consisting of 8 characters in the hexadecimal system that is useful for labeling tapes. There are sixteen
possible characters: the numbers 0 to 9 and the letters A to F.
If a user bit is being received along with an external time code, you can also choose to record
the external user bit on tape.
MENU
(
23)
RECORDING SETUP
UB SELECT•••00 00 00 00
1. Open the menu and select [RECORDING SETUP]. Select [UB SELECT], select a setting
option and press the SELECT/SET dial.
If you selected [00 00 00 00], the user bit set/reset options appear; continue with the procedure below.
Otherwise, close the menu.
If you selected [00 00 00 00]:
2. Select [SET].
The first character of the user bit flashes.
3. Turn the SELECT/SET dial to select a number or letter and press the dial.
The next character of the user bit starts flashing. Set the rest of the user bit in the same way.
4. Close the menu.
 To reset the user bit to [00 00 00 00], select [CLEAR] in step 2.
 The user bit can be recorded when recording with the camcorder or from analog devices. The user
bit set in the camcorder cannot be recorded when recording from digital devices (DV or HDV).
Displaying the User Bit
MENU
(
23)
DISPLAY SETUP/
UB DISPLAY•OFF
Open the menu and select [DISPLAY SETUP/
close the menu.
]. Select [UB DISPLAY], set it to [ON] and
Recording an External User Bit
MENU
(
23)
RECORDING SETUP
UB REC•••INT.USR-BIT
Open the menu and select [RECORDING SETUP]. Select [UB REC], select [EXT.USR-BIT]
and close the menu.
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Audio Recording
You can select to record audio from the built-in microphone or from an external microphone connected
either to the MIC terminal or to the XLR terminal.
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While recording, the sampling frequency of the output signal from the HD/SD SDI terminal will
be 48 kHz regardless of the audio input.
HDV
The audio transfer rate is 384 Kbps and the sampling frequency is 48 kHz.
DV
You can choose to record in 16 bit audio mode (sampling frequency 48 kHz), or 12 bit audio
mode (sampling frequency 32 kHz).
• In 12 bit audio mode, only audio channels 1 and 2 are used for recording, leaving the adjacent
channels available for adding a new audio track.
• Audio cannot be dubbed using this camcorder.
• Audio recorded with this camcorder is "locked" audio except for the audio recorded from an analog
input or from a digital input if you select the Unlock mode.
SD
Selecting the DV Audio Mode
MENU
(
23)
AUDIO SETUP
DV AUDIO•••16bit
Open the menu and select [AUDIO SETUP]. Select [DV AUDIO], select a setting option
and close the menu.
Selecting the Microphone’s Audio Recording Mode
MENU
(
23)
AUDIO SETUP
MIC MODE•••NORMAL
Open the menu and select [AUDIO SETUP]. Select [MIC MODE], select a setting option
and close the menu.
[NORMAL]: To record audio under usual conditions.
[VOICE
]: To record mainly people’s voices.
[WS
]:
To reduce the background sound of wind when recording outdoors in windy surroundings (for
example, on a beach or close to buildings). Note that when you use the wind screen some lowfrequency sounds may be suppressed along with the sound of wind.
Selecting the Sensitivity of the Built-In Microphone
You can change the sensitivity of the built-in microphone to [NORMAL] or [HIGH] (+6 dB) to match the
recording conditions.
MENU
(
23)
AUDIO SETUP
MIC SENSIT.•••NORMAL
Open the menu and select [AUDIO SETUP]. Select [MIC SENSIT.], select a setting option
and close the menu.
[NORMAL]:
[HIGH]:
To record audio under usual conditions.
To record audio at a higher volume.
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Recording
You can select the most appropriate setting, given your recording conditions, for recording audio with the
built-in microphone.
Using an External Microphone
XLR MIC ATT. switches
Input channel selection switch
LINE/MIC switch
MIC (external microphone)
terminal
CH1 input terminal
CH2 input terminal
switches
Connecting to the MIC terminal
When you connect an external microphone to the MIC terminal, the built-in microphone will automatically
be turned off. If necessary, you can use the microphone holder.
External Microphones that can be Connected
Microphone Type: Condenser microphones with independent power supply.
Type of Plug:
Input Impedance:
Sensitivity:
Microphone Holder Diameter:
‡ 3.5 mm
600 ohms
-64 dBV (automatic audio level setting)
‡ 25 mm or less
Connecting to the XLR terminal
MENU
(
23)
AUDIO SETUP
XLR INPUT•••OFF
1. Activate the XLR input: Open the menu and select [AUDIO SETUP]. Select [XLR
INPUT], set it to [ON XLR] and close the menu.
2. Connect a microphone to one of the XLR terminals.
• To supply a microphone with phantom power, set the corresponding
switch to ON.
• Make sure to connect the microphone first, before turning on the phantom power. Keep the microphone
connected when turning off the phantom power.
• Use commercially available microphones with a cable no longer than 3 m.
3. Set the input channel selection switch to CH1 or CH1·CH2.
XLR input terminal
CH1
CH2
Position of the input channel selection switch
CH1
CH1·CH2
CH1
CH1·CH2
Recorded channel
Channel 1
Channel 1+ Channel 2
Channel 2
–––
4. Set the LINE/MIC switch to the appropriate position depending on the input signal.
The setting of the LINE/MIC switch applies simultaneously to channels 1 and 2.
5. If necessary, turn on the microphone attenuator (20 dB) by setting the
to ATT.
Only effective when the LINE/MIC switch is set to MIC.
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switch
6. If necessary, turn on the gain up (12 dB): Open the menu and select [AUDIO SETUP].
Select [XLR GAIN UP], set it to [12dB] and close the menu.
Only effective when the LINE/MIC switch is set to MIC.
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When connecting a microphone that does not support phantom power, make sure to set the
switch to OFF. Otherwise the microphone may be damaged.
Adjusting the Audio Recording Level
If the audio level is too high and the sound sounds distorted, activate the microphone attenuator (12 dB
with the internal microphone, 20 dB with an external microphone) by setting the MIC ATT. switch (built-in
microphone/external microphone connected to the MIC terminal) or the
switch (external
microphone connected to the XLR terminal) to ATT.
dials
CH1 dial
CH2 dial
AUDIO LEVEL switch
Recording
Hiding/Displaying the Audio Level Indicator
MENU
(
23)
DISPLAY SETUP/
AUDIO LEVEL••ON
Open the menu and select [DISPLAY SETUP/
option and close the menu.
]. Select [AUDIO LEVEL], select a setting
The audio level indicator can also be turned on/off with the custom key (
66).
Automatic Audio Adjustments
Set the AUDIO LEVEL switch to A.
When recording audio using the built-in microphone with the AUDIO LEVEL switch set to A you can
change the microphone’s sensitivity (
43).
Manual Audio Adjustments
1. Set the AUDIO LEVEL switch to M.
2. Turn the corresponding
dial (CH1 or CH2) to adjust each channel’s audio level.
 We recommend using headphones when adjusting the audio level. If the input level is too high,
audio may become distorted even if the audio level indicator shows an appropriate level. Use
commercially available headphones with a cable no longer than 3 m.
 You can select to synchronize the audio signal with the video signal by adding an equal amount of
delay to the audio. Open the menu and select [AUDIO SETUP]. Select [AUD.M.SET], set it to [LINE
OUT] and close the menu. If you wish to monitor audio in real time, select [NORMAL] instead. In
either setting, the audio and video signals recorded on the tape will be synchronized.
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Embedded Audio
Embedded audio refers to the superimposing of the audio signal along with the video signal being output
from the HD/SD SDI terminal.
MENU
(
23)
SIGNAL SETUP
SDI OUTPUT••OFF
Open the menu and select [SIGNAL SETUP]. Select [SDI OUTPUT], set it to [ON] and
close the menu.
• The embedded audio output will differ depending on the signal standard and the sampling frequency
settings.
3/4 or
1/2 will
• Embedded audio is disabled if the tape is recorded with unlocked audio.
,
appear on the screen.
Signal Standard
HD
SD
Signal Standard
HD
Sampling Frequency
(48 kHz)
32 kHz (12bit)
48 kHz (16bit)
Locked/Unlocked Audio
Locked
Locked
Locked
Embedded Audio Output
Sampling Frequency
(48 kHz)
Locked/Unlocked Audio
Locked
Locked
Unlocked
Locked
Unlocked
Embedded Audio Output
32 kHz (12bit)
SD
48 kHz (16bit)
* The sampling rate will be 48 kHz.
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*
*
–
–
Image Stabilizer
You can select to activate or turn off the image stabilizer depending on the recording conditions.
MENU
(
23)
CAMERA SETUP
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IMG STAB•••ON
Open the menu and select [CAMERA SETUP]. Select [IMG STAB], select a setting option
and close the menu.
The image stabilizer cannot be turned off in the
Easy Recording mode.
 We recommend turning off the image stabilizer when mounting the camcorder on a tripod.
 The image stabilizer is designed to compensate for a normal degree of camcorder shake.

: The image stabilizer will be activated while half-pressing the PHOTO button to lock
the autofocus.
Recording
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Using the Programmed AE Modes
Programmed auto exposure modes provide advanced automated recording techniques ensuring
professional results in various shooting conditions.
Selecting the Programmed AE Modes
Press the lock button and turn the
dial.
The symbol of the selected mode appears.
dial
 Do not change the mode while recording as the brightness of the image may change abruptly.
 The
Easy Recording,
Spotlight and
Night modes are all-automatic modes. In the
Auto, Tv Shutter-Priority, Av Aperture-Priority and M Manual modes you can manually change
some settings to match the recording conditions.
Easy Recording
The camcorder automatically controls the focus, shutter speed, aperture, gain,
white balance, and AE Shift allowing you to simply point and film. This mode locks
all of these features and options, making them fixed and unadjustable.
Auto
Like the Easy Recording mode, the camcorder automatically controls camera
adjustments allowing you to simply point and film. However, in the Auto mode you
have the option of adjusting the settings manually.
Shutter-Priority (
51)
Use this mode to select the shutter speed. The camcorder automatically sets a
matching aperture setting.
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Aperture-Priority (
52)
Use this mode to select between 7 aperture settings –from f/1.6 to f/9.5 (or to full iris
close)– and the camcorder automatically sets a matching shutter speed. This mode
allows for the best control of depth of field.
Manual (
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53)
This mode offers the creative freedom of a complete range of manual controls. In
the Manual mode, you have the option to set the exposure at any combination of
shutter speed and aperture levels.
Spotlight
The Spotlight mode automatically adjusts the exposure to effectively record images
and/or subjects lit by a spotlight or other concentrated light source.
Night
Recording
This mode allows you to continue recording even when light levels begin to fall. The
camcorder uses lower shutter speeds (1/3–1/500) to deliver proper exposure.
Moving subjects may leave a trailing afterimage.
Picture quality may not be as good as in other modes.
White points may appear on the screen.
Autofocus may not work as well as in other modes. In such case, adjust the focus manually.
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Availability of functions in each recording program
Recording programs
EXP. LOCK button
Iris ring
SHUTTER dial
AE shift adjustment
GAIN adjustment
WHITE BALANCE adjustment
Custom preset adjustments
CUSTOM PRESET SELECT
button
CUSTOM PRESET ON/OFF
button
Skin detail
Clear Scan
Frequency selection of Clear
Scan
1
2
–
–
–
–
(0)
–
(AGC ON)
–
(auto)
–
Available when the exposure is locked.
Available during clear scan.
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–
–1
–1
–1
–1
–
–
–
–
–
(0)
–
(0 dB)
–
–
–
–
(0)
–
(AGC ON)
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
2
–
–
2
Recording in the Shutter-Priority (Tv) Mode
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SHUTTER dial
dial
1/3, 1/6, 1/12, 1/25, 1/50, 1/120, 1/250, 1/500, 1/1000, 1/2000, 1/4000, 1/8000, 1/16000,
CS (clear scan)
1/3, 1/6, 1/12, 1/25, 1/50, 1/120, 1/250, 1/500
1. Set the
dial to Tv.
2. Select the shutter speed with the SHUTTER dial.
With the customized functions (
the SHUTTER dial.
79) you can change the direction of the adjustment when you operate
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Recording
 Settings other than the shutter speed (aperture, etc.) are adjusted automatically.
 The shutter speed changes when you lock and change the exposure.
 When the AGC switch is set to ON, the numeric value flashes on the screen if the selected shutter
speed is not suitable for the recording conditions. In such case, readjust the shutter speed. If you
are using an ND filter, turn it off first and readjust the shutter speed.
 The image quality may decrease to some extent when using slow shutter speeds.
 You can use the custom keys (
66) or the menu ( 125) to prevent the accidental operation of
the SHUTTER dial.
Recording in the Aperture-Priority (Av) Mode
You can select an aperture value in the range F1.6 to F9.5 or CLOSE.
dial
Iris ring
1. Set the
dial to Av.
2. Select the aperture with the Iris ring.
With the customized functions (
Iris ring.
79) you can change the direction of the adjustment when you turn the
 Settings other than the aperture value (shutter speed, etc.) are adjusted automatically.
 The aperture changes when you lock and change the exposure.
 When the AGC switch is set to ON, the numeric value flashes on the screen when the selected
aperture is not appropriate for the recording condition. In such case, readjust the aperture.
 When the built-in ND filter is activated, the picture may become dark when you set a high aperture
value. In such case, turn the ND Filter off first and readjust the aperture.
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Recording in the Manual Mode
You can set the exposure at any combination of shutter speed and aperture.
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Iris ring
dial
SHUTTER dial
Available settings
Shutter speed
Aperture
dial to M.
• The exposure indicator appears. Use the exposure indicator as an estimate.
• The
mark above the indicator denotes the automatic exposure setting. The
mark of the indicator
denotes the current exposure setting within ± 2 stops (beyond 2 stops, the marker will blink).
2. Select the aperture with the Iris ring.
With the customized functions (
Iris ring.
79) you can change the direction of the adjustment when you turn the
3. Select the shutter speed with the SHUTTER dial.
With the customized functions (
the SHUTTER dial.
79) you can change the direction of the adjustment when you operate
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Recording
1. Set the
1/3, 1/6, 1/12, 1/25, 1/50, 1/60, 1/75, 1/90, 1/100, 1/120, 1/150, 1/180, 1/210,
1/250, 1/300, 1/350, 1/400, 1/500, 1/600, 1/700, 1/800, 1/1000, 1/1200, 1/1400,
1/1600, 1/2000, 1/2400, 1/2800, 1/3200, 1/4000, 1/8000, 1/16000, CS (clear scan)
1/3, 1/6, 1/12, 1/25, 1/50, 1/60, 1/75, 1/90, 1/100, 1/120, 1/150, 1/180, 1/210,
1/250, 1/300, 1/350, 1/400, 1/500
F1.6 - F9.5, CLOSE
Adjusting the Exposure
dial
Iris ring
GAIN switch
SHUTTER dial
EXP. LOCK button
Exposure Lock
1. Set the
dial to
, Tv or Av.
2. Press the EXP. LOCK button.
• The exposure indicator appears. Use the exposure indicator as an estimate.
• The
mark above the indicator denotes the automatic exposure setting. The
mark of the indicator
denotes the current exposure setting within ± 2 stops (beyond 2 stops, the marker will blink).
• With the customized functions ( 79) you can also change the operation of the EXP.LOCK button
(normal or long press).
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Using AE Shift
You can use the AE Shift control to manually override the automatic exposure system in order to darken
or lighten the image. Select from 15 AE levels (+2.0, +1.5, +1.25, +1.0, +0.75, +0.5, +0.25, ±0, -0.25,
-0.5, -0.75, -1.0, -1.25, -1.5, -2.0).
MENU
(
23)
CAMERA SETUP
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AE SHIFT•••±0
1. Set the
dial to
, Tv or Av.
2. Select the desired AE shift level: Open the menu and select [CAMERA SETUP]. Select
[AE SHIFT], select a setting option and close the menu.
Recording
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Adjusting the Gain
The gain control adjusts the level of the video signal generated depending on the lighting and shooting
conditions. You can select from automatic gain control or of 3 preset gain levels (L: low, M: middle,
H: high) to which you can independently assign gain values from -3 dB to +36 dB (
) or +18 dB
(
).
AGC switch set to ON: Automatic gain control.
AGC switch set to OFF: Manual gain level selection (L, M or H) with the GAIN switch.
Available gain levels that can be assigned to each GAIN switch position
-3 dB
For the lowest noise recording for indoor, low light or low contrast scenes.
±0 dB
For lifelike night scenes or scenes under artificial lighting.
3 dB/6 dB/12 dB/18 dB/36 dB* Increases the brightness in indoor or low-light scenes. Increases the depth of
field.
*
only.
dial
GAIN switch
AGC switch
Assigning Gain Values to the GAIN Switch Positions
MENU
(
23)
CAMERA SETUP
GAIN SETTING
GAIN L•••±0dB
GAIN M•••6dB
GAIN H•••12dB
1. Set the
dial to
, Tv, Av or M.
2. Open the menu and select [CAMERA SETUP]. Select the [GAIN SETTING] submenu
and then one of the GAIN switch options.
[36dB] is available only in
mode.
3. Select a setting option and press the SELECT/SET dial.
After the adjustment you will return to the [GAIN SETTING] submenu. Assign the gain values to the other
GAIN switch options in the same way.
4. Close the menu.
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Selecting the Gain Level
1. Set the
dial to
, Tv, Av or M.
2. Set the AGC switch to OFF.
3. Set the GAIN switch to the desired gain position.
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When you select high gain values, the picture may flicker slightly. The [36dB] setting in particular
allows you to film with a higher sensitivity but is more prone to the appearance of video noise and
artifacts (white dots, vertical streaks or blocking).
Recording
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Setting the White Balance
The camcorder uses an electronic white balance process to calibrate the picture for accurate color
display under different lighting conditions.
In addition to the fully automated mode, white balance modes include an indoor mode, an outdoor mode,
a color temperature setting and two user-defined custom preset values.
Auto
(Outdoor)
(Indoor)
(Color temperature)
Custom Preset A, B
Automated adjustment of white balance
Bright sunlight (5,600ºK)
Incandescent light (3,200ºK)
Setting depending on the hue of a specific lighting (2,800 - 12,000ºK in 100ºK
increments)
Custom preset (3,200 - 5,600ºK)
heet
White s r
or pape
WHITE BAL. PRESET
switch
dial
WHITE BAL.
button
AWB switch
WHITE BAL. switch
Selecting the Automatic White Balance
Set the AWB switch to ON.
Selecting One of the Preset Modes
1. Set the
dial to a recording mode other than
.
2. Set the AWB switch to OFF and the WHITE BAL. switch to PRE.
3. Set the WHITE BAL. PRESET switch to
or .
You can also fine-tune the preset / settings. Press the WHITE BAL.
button so the preset icon
starts flashing and the neutral value ±0 appears next to it. Adjust the white balance with the
dial to a
value between -9 and +9 and press the WHITE BAL.
button again.
Setting the Color Temperature
1. Set the
dial to a recording program other than
.
2. Set the AWB switch to OFF and the WHITE BAL. switch to PRE.
3. Set the WHITE BAL. PRESET switch to .
The color temperature currently set will be displayed.
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4. Press the WHITE BAL.
button.
The color temperature display will start flashing.
5. Turn the
dial to set the desired color temperature.
6. Press the WHITE BAL.
button again.
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The color temperature display stops flashing and stays on.
Setting a Custom White Balance
1. Set the
dial to a recording program other than
.
2. Set the AWB switch to OFF and the WHITE BAL. switch to one of the custom presets,
A or B.
and the corresponding letter will flash on the screen.
3. Point the camcorder at a white object and zoom in until it fills the whole screen.
Keep the camcorder zoomed at the white object until step 4 is completed.
4. Press the WHITE BAL.
button.
and the corresponding letter will stop flashing and stay on when the setting is completed.
Recording with Preset Custom White Balance
1. Set the
dial to a recording program other than
.
2. Set the AWB switch to OFF and the WHITE BAL. switch to the desired custom preset,
A or B.
The custom white balance is activated.
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Recording
 When you set the custom white balance: Very rarely and depending on the light source,
may
keep flashing. The result will still be better than with the auto setting.
 As long as the built-in rechargeable lithium battery is charged, the camcorder retains the custom
white balance setting even if you turn it off.
 The following custom preset settings take precedence, and will override the white balance set with
the procedure above: The Color Matrix [CMX] setting, the 3 R/G/B Gain settings, and the 6 R/G/B
Matrix settings ( 73).
 The custom white balance may provide better results in the following cases:
- Changing lighting conditions
- Close-ups
- Subjects in a single color (sky, sea or forest)
- Under mercury lamps or certain types of fluorescent lights
 Perform the custom white balance setting procedure in a sufficiently well lit place.
 Readjust the custom white balance if you turn the built-in ND filter on/off or when the light source
has changed.
Using the Zebra Pattern
This camcorder has a zebra pattern feature that shows black and white diagonal stripes over the area
that is overexposed. The zebra pattern is only displayed on the screen and will not affect your
recordings. The zebra pattern will not be displayed while using the Peaking assist function ( 35).
Available zebra pattern settings: 70 IRE, 75 IRE, 80 IRE, 85 IRE, 90 IRE, 95 IRE, and 100 IRE.
Selecting the Zebra Pattern Level
MENU
(
23)
DISPLAY SETUP/
ZEBRA LEVEL••85
Open the menu and select [DISPLAY SETUP/
option and close the menu.
]. Select [ZEBRA LEVEL], select a setting
Activating the Zebra Pattern
MENU
(
23)
DISPLAY SETUP/
ZEBRA••••••••OFF
Open the menu and select [DISPLAY SETUP/
the menu.
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]. Select [ZEBRA], set it to [ON] and close
Using the Color Correction
With the color correction function you can set the camcorder to detect the characteristics of a certain
color or pattern (color phase, chroma, area and Y level) and correct them automatically when recording.
You can set the color correction for up to two different colors (A and B).
When determining the color to be corrected, the areas that will be corrected appear on the screen as a
zebra pattern alternating with the normal picture. On a connected monitor or computer, those areas will
appear instead as white areas alternating with the normal picture.
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Determining the Color to be Corrected
MENU
(
23)
CAMERA SETUP
····
COLOR CORR.
····
A AREA SEL.
COLOR PHASE••••••••0
B AREA SEL.
CHROMA•••••••••••-
+
AREA•••••••••••••-
+
Y LEVEL••••••••••-
+
1. Open the menu and select [CAMERA SETUP]. Select the [COLOR CORR.] submenu
and then select [A AREA SEL.] or [B AREA SEL.].
2. Select each setting option, adjust the levels as necessary and close the menu.
Adjusting the Color Correction
MENU
(
23)
CAMERA SETUP
····
COLOR CORR.
····
A AREA REV.
R GAIN•••••••••••-
+
B AREA REV.
B GAIN•••••••••••-
+
1. Open the menu and select [CAMERA SETUP]. Select the [COLOR CORR.] submenu
and then select [A AREA REV.] or [B AREA REV.].
2. Select the color gain options, adjust the levels as necessary and close the menu.
[R GAIN]: Adjust the red gain of the detected area. Adjusting to [+] results in stronger red tones, and to [-]
in stronger cyan tones.
[B GAIN]: Adjust the blue gain of the detected area. Adjusting to [+] results in stronger blue tones, and to
[-] in stronger yellow tones.
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[COLOR PHASE]: Select the basic color phase (0-15) of the color to be detected. Use the following values
as an approximate reference: 0=purple, 3=red, 6=orange, 9=green, 12=blue.
[CHROMA]:
Adjust the color saturation for the color to be detected. The more you adjust to [+], the
area detected will extend to include more vivid and richer colors.
[AREA]:
Adjust the color range for the color to be detected. Adjusting to [+] detects a wider color
range, and to [-] a narrower color range.
[Y LEVEL]:
Adjust the brightness for the color to be detected. Adjusting to [+] detects brighter
colors, and to [-] detects darker colors.
Activating the Color Correction
MENU
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23)
CAMERA SETUP
COLOR CORR.
CORRECT•••••••OFF
1. Open the menu and select [CAMERA SETUP] and select the [COLOR CORR.]
submenu.
2. Select [CORRECT], select a correction mode other than [OFF] to correct only area A,
only area B or both and then close the menu.
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Using the Skin Detail Function
With the skin detail function, areas in the picture that have skin-tone characteristics will be detected, and
the details in these areas will be softened in order to conceal skin imperfections. On the screen, those
skin areas will be identified by a zebra pattern alternating with the normal picture (on a connected TV or
computer screen they will appear in white instead).
You can adjust the hue, chroma, area and Y level as required, to determine the areas that will be
detected as skin areas.
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Activating the Skin Detail Function
MENU
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23)
CAMERA SETUP
SKIN DETAIL
EFFECT LEVEL••OFF
1. Open the menu and select [CAMERA SETUP]. Select the [SKIN DETAIL] submenu and
then select [EFFECT LEVEL].
2. Select a setting option and close the menu.
“
” appears.
Determining the Skin Area
MENU
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23)
CAMERA SETUP
SKIN DETAIL
R
CHROMA•••••••••••-
+
AREA•••••••••••••-
+
Y LEVEL••••••••••-
+
Recording
HUE••••••••••••• G
1. Open the menu, select [CAMERA SETUP] and then select the [SKIN DETAIL]
submenu.
2. Select each setting option, adjust the levels as necessary and press the SELECT/SET
dial.
After the adjustment you will return to the [SKIN DETAIL] submenu. Adjust other setting options in the
same way.
• [HUE]:
Adjust the hue for detection of the skin area. Adjusting to [R] detects reddish skin color, and
to [G] detects greenish skin color.
• [CHROMA]: Adjust the color saturation for detection of the skin area. Adjusting to [+] detects more vivid
skin tones, and to [-] detects paler skin tones.
• [AREA]:
Adjust the color range for detection of the skin area. Adjusting to [+] detects a wide color
range, and to [-] detects a narrow color range.
• [Y LEVEL]: Adjust the brightness for detection of the skin area. Adjusting to [+] detects brighter skin
color, and to [-] detects darker skin color.
3. Close the menu.
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Using the Sky Detail
With the sky detail function, blue sky areas in the picture will be detected and the detail level in these
areas will be decreased to obtain a softer picture.
MENU
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23)
CAMERA SETUP
SKY DETAIL••••OFF
To activate the sky detail effect:
Open the menu and select [CAMERA SETUP]. Select [SKY DETAIL], set it to [SOFT
and close the menu.
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Using the Clear Scan Function
This feature allows you to record a computer’s CRT screen or other equipment without displaying black
band or flicker on the screen. You can adjust the frequency from 50.2 Hz to 200.3 Hz.
E
dial
SHUTTER dial
MENU
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23)
CAMERA SETUP
CLEAR SCAN•••50.2Hz
Recording
1. Set the
dial to Tv or M.
2. Turn the SHUTTER dial to set the shutter speed to “CS”.
3. Open the menu and select [CAMERA SETUP]. Select [CLEAR SCAN], adjust the
frequency and close the menu.
Adjust the frequency so that the black band does not appear.
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Using the Custom Keys
You can assign frequently used functions to the custom keys. The custom keys can have different
functions assigned to them in each of the operation modes.
Default settings:
CUSTOM KEY 1
CUSTOM KEY 2
TIME CODE
INDEX WRITE
TV SCREEN
DATA CODE
ZEBRA
TV SCREEN
TV SCREEN
CVF+LCD BW
The following functions can be assigned to the custom keys:
Time code
Index write 2
Zebra pattern
VCR stop 2
TV screen
Zebra pattern
TV screen
CVF+LCD BW
MAGN. button
SHUTTER dial
CP backward key 1,2
1
2
Time code hold 2
Audio level
CVF+LCD BW
MAGN. button
SHUTTER dial
CP backward key 1,2
Time code
TV screen
Data code
Audio level
Time code hold 2
CVF+LCD BW
TV screen
CVF+LCD BW
Can only be assigned to Custom Key 2.
This function can only be operated with a custom key (Index write can also be operated with the wireless controller).
To check the current custom key settings:
In a recording mode: Open the menu and select [DISPLAY SETUP/ ]. Select [GUIDE INFO], set it
to [CUSTOM KEYS] and close the menu.
In a playback mode: Open the menu and select [DISPLAY SETUP/ ]. Select [CUSTOM KEY], set it
to [ON] and close the menu.
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Changing the Custom Keys Setting
MENU
(
23)
SYSTEM SETUP/
* Default value in
E
CUSTOM KEY 1•INDEX WRITE*
mode.
Open the menu and select [SYSTEM SETUP/
]. Select [CUSTOM KEY 1] or [CUSTOM
KEY 2], select the function you wish to assign to the custom key and close the menu.
When you do not wish to use the custom keys, select [(NONE)].
Activating the Functions with the Custom Key
[TIME CODE] Time Code (
39)
Press the CUSTOM KEY (1 or 2) button.
The time code setting menu appears.
[INDEX WRITE] Index Write
You can add an index signal to your recording for easy search in
mode (
99).
Press the CUSTOM KEY (1 or 2) button.
• The index signal will be recorded for approx. 6.5 seconds.
• When the camcorder is in record pause mode, the index signal will be written when you start recording.
An index signal cannot be added or erased later.
Recording
[ZEBRA] Zebra Pattern (
60)
Press the CUSTOM KEY (1 or 2) button.
The zebra pattern is activated. Press the button again to deactivate it.
[VCR STOP] VCR Stop (
26)
When the camcorder is in record pause mode, you can turn off the recorder section. Even if [POWER SAVE]
is set to [OFF], you can take your time adjusting the camera settings, while the recorder section of the
camcorder is powered off so you do not need to worry about the tape or the video heads.
VCR STOP can only be operated with the custom keys.
Press the CUSTOM KEY (1 or 2) button.
The VCR STOP mode is activated. Press the button again to return to record pause mode. You can also start
recording by pressing the start/stop button directly in VCR STOP mode.
[TV SCREEN] TV Screen (
86)
You can show the camcorder’s displays on a connected TV.
Press the CUSTOM KEY (1 or 2) button.
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[TC HOLD] Time Code Hold
You can press the custom key button to freeze the display of the time code. The time code will continue
running normally even while the time code display is on hold.
Time Code Hold can only be operated with the custom keys.
Press the CUSTOM KEY (1 or 2) button.
• Pressing the custom key button again will reactivate the normal display of the time code.
• While on hold, the time code will be displayed with an H next to it and “HOLD” will appear on the side panel
display.
• The time code being output from the TIME CODE (
only), HD/SD SDI (
only), LANC and
HDV/DV terminals will not be put on hold. The time code superimposed on the video signal output from the
COMPONENT OUT terminal or the Video terminals will be put on hold.
• The time code hold will be canceled when you turn the camcorder on/off, change the operation mode
between recording and playback or change the position of the /
(card/tape) switch.
[AUDIO LEVEL] Audio Level Indicator (
45)
Press the CUSTOM KEY (1 or 2) button.
The audio level indicator appears. Press the button again to hide the audio level indicator.
[CVF+LCD BW] Viewfinder and LCD Screen’s Black & White Display
Press the CUSTOM KEY (1 or 2) button.
The image on both, the viewfinder and the LCD screen, will be shown in black & white (on-screen displays
and indicators will still be displayed in color). Press the button again to return to color display.
[MAGN.B.LOCK] MAGN. Button Lock
Press the CUSTOM KEY (1 or 2) button.
Pressing the button will lock the MAGN. buton to prevent its accidental operation. Press the custom key
button again to reactivate the MAGN. button.
[SHTR D.LOCK] SHUTTER Dial Lock
Press the CUSTOM KEY (1 or 2) button.
Pressing the button will lock the SHUTTER dial to prevent its accidental operation. Press the button again to
reactivate the SHUTTER dial.
[CP BKWD KEY] Custom Preset Backward Key
Press the CUSTOM KEY 2 button.
Usually, pressing the CUSTOM PRESET SELECT button will cycle forwards to the following custom preset
file. Pressing the custom key button will instead cycle backwards to the preceding custom preset file.
Custom Preset Backward Key can only be operated with the custom keys.
[DATA CODE] Data Code (
101)
Press the CUSTOM KEY (1 or 2) button.
The data code appears. Press the button again to hide the data code.
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Recording Color Bars/Audio Reference Signal
You can generate and record color bars signals and a 1 kHz audio reference signal.
With the customized functions ( 79) you can choose between EBU* ([TYPE 1]) and SMPTE** color
bars ([TYPE 2]) and you can also select the strength of the audio signal (-12 dB or -20 dB).
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* European Broadcast Union.
** Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers.
OUTPUT switch
1. Select the standard of the color bars signal [COLOR BARS] and the strength of the
audio reference signal [1kHz TONE] with the customized functions ( 79).
2. Set the OUTPUT switch to BARS.
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Recording
• The color bars appear and the audio reference signal is emitted (if activated). Press the start/stop button
to record the signal.
• If you set [1kHz TONE] to [OFF] the current audio input (microphone, line in, etc.) will be recorded as the
audio signal.
Using the Digital Video Control
This feature enables the camcorder to control the record and stop functions of an external digital device
connected to the camcorder through the HDV/DV terminal. The device must comply with the IEEE1394
AV/C protocol. Use the optional CV-150F (4 pin-4 pin) or CV-250F (4 pin-6 pin) DV cable to connect the
external device.
Windows XP (SP2) users can use the CONSOLE software (sold separately) to download video and
audio recordings (in HDV or DV standards) from the camcorder to a computer’s hard disk. For details
refer to the software’s help modules.
MENU
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23)
SYSTEM SETUP/
DV CONTROL•••OFF
1. Open the menu and select [SYSTEM SETUP/
]. Select [DV CONTROL], set it to [ON
] and close the menu.
2. Press the start/stop button...
...when this camcorder is in record pause mode:
This camcorder: Recording
Connected device: Recording
...when this camcorder is recording:
This camcorder: Record pause mode
Connected device: Record pause mode
...when this camcorder is not ready for recording (no cassette loaded etc.)
Connected device: Recording/record pause mode
...after loading a cassette while the connected device is recording:
This camcorder: Recording
Pressing the start/stop button again:
This camcorder: Record pause mode
Connected device: Continues recording
Connected device: Record pause mode
 While both this camcorder and a connected device are recording, if this camcorder stops recording
because of a condition other than pressing the start/stop button (e.g., if the tape has reached its
end), the connected device will continue recording.
 When this camcorder stops recording you may notice a brief interruption of the audio on the
connected device.
 The status of the connected device is indicated as follows.
Connected device is recording
Connected device is in record pause or stop mode
–––
Connected device is in a mode other than record pause or stop
[DV CONTROL] is set to [ON
], but no external device is connected
xxx min Recording on the computer’s hard disk
 As long as the built-in rechargeable lithium battery is charged, the camcorder retains the DV control
setting even if you turn the power off. Make sure to check the setting after using the DV control
function, as the tape in the connected device may be overwritten.
 When connecting two DV Control-compatible Canon camcorders with a DV cable, make sure to set
[DV CONTROL] on the other connected camcorder to [OFF].
 Up to 2 other devices can be connected to the XH G1/XH A1 for DV control.
 With some non-Canon devices: The DV control may not work properly depending on the connected
device.
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Other Camcorder Functions/Settings
SD
Changing the Recording Mode (SP/LP)
E
When recording in Standard Definition (SD mode) only, you can choose between SP (standard play)
and LP (long play). LP extends the tape usage by 1.5 times.
MENU
(
23)
RECORDING SETUP
DV REC MODE•••••SP
To change to LP mode, open the menu and select [RECORDING SETUP]. Select [DV REC
MODE], set it to [LP] and close the menu.
Depending on the tape and its usage condition, the picture and sound recorded in LP mode
may be distorted. We recommend using the SP mode for important recordings.
 If you record in both SP and LP modes on the same tape, the playback picture may become
distorted, and the time code may not be written correctly.
 If you play back a tape that has been recorded in LP mode with another digital device on this
camcorder, or vice versa, the picture and sound may become distorted.
Changing the Display Language
The language used in the camcorder displays and menu items can be changed to German, Spanish,
French, Italian, Polish, Russian, simplified Chinese or Japanese.
(
23)
DISPLAY SETUP/
LANGUAGE
•••ENGLISH
To change the display language, open the menu and select [DISPLAY SETUP/
[LANGUAGE ], select a language and close the menu.
]. Select
 If you have mistakenly changed the language, follow the
mark next to the menu item to change
the setting.
 The displays
and
at the bottom of the screen refer to the names of buttons on the
camcorder and will not change regardless of the language selected.
Changing the Date Format
You can select between three date formats. For example, [JAN. 1, 2006], [1. JAN. 2006] and [2006. 1. 1].
MENU
(
23)
SYSTEM SETUP/
D/TIME SET
DATE FORMAT ••
1.JAN.2006
Open the menu and select [SYSTEM SETUP/
]. Select the [D/TIME SET
] submenu
and then select [DATE FORMAT]. Select a date format and close the menu.
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Recording
MENU
Customization
Using the Custom Preset
You can define preset levels for 23 recording specifications used when recording on tape (17 when
recording still images on the memory card). Up to 9 custom preset files can be saved on the camcorder
(custom preset files 7 - 9 are predefined files) and up to 20 on a memory card. Custom preset files can
be copied from the camcorder to the memory card and vice versa. Also, the custom preset settings
currently in effect can be embedded within a still image of the scene recorded on the memory card.
This camcorder’s custom preset files are not compatible with the XL H1’s custom preset files.
Recording specifications that can be saved in a custom preset:
Gamma curve*, knee, black stretch/press, master pedestal*, setup level*, sharpness, horizontal detail
frequency, horizontal/vertical detail balance, coring, NR1*, NR2*, color matrix*, color gain, color phase, R
gain, G gain, B gain, R-G matrix, R-B matrix, G-R matrix, G-B matrix, B-R matrix and B-G matrix.
* Available only when recording on the tape.
[GAM] Gamma Curve
You can select from [NORMAL], [CINE1] or [CINE2].
[NORMAL] corresponds to Video Gamma adjustments,
while [CINE1] is a setting appropriate for video telecined
from film and [CINE2] is a setting appropriate for transfer
to film.
Output
[NORMAL]
[CINE1]
[CINE2]
Input
Representation of the setting
[KNE] Knee Point Adjustment
Adjust the dynamic range (knee point) in the highlight
area of the image to prevent overexposure. You can
select from [AUTO], [HIGH], [MIDDLE] or [LOW].
Output
[HIGH]
[MIDDLE]
[LOW]
[BLK] Black Stretch/Black Press
[STRETCH]
Adjust the dynamic range in the black area of the image.
You can select from [STRETCH], [MIDDLE] or [PRESS].
[STRETCH] emphasizes contrast in the dark area, while
[PRESS] enhances or deepens darkness.
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[MIDDLE]
[PRESS]
Representation of the setting
Input
[PED] Master Pedestal
Adjust the master pedestal level in the range -9 to +9.
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[SET] Setup Level
Adjust the setup level in the range -9 to +9.
• Depending on the value set for the master pedestal [PED], the setup level may not be able to take a
negative value. In that case, adjusting the setup value within a certain value range will have no effect.
[SHP] Sharpness
Adjust the sharpness level in the range -9 to +9.
[HDF] Horizontal Detail Frequency
You can select from [HIGH], [MIDDLE] or [LOW].
[DHV] Horizontal/Vertical Detail Balance
Adjust the horizontal/vertical detail balance in the range -9 (only horizontal) to +9 (only vertical).
[COR] Coring
Adjust the detail noise level in the range -9 to +9.
[NR1] Noise Reduction 1
You can select from [OFF], [HIGH], [MIDDLE] or [LOW].
Customization
• [HIGH], [MIDDLE] or [LOW]: Moving subjects may leave a trailing afterimage.
• When picture noise is already low due to the gain settings, the noise reduction function may not be
noticeable.
[NR2] Noise Reduction 2
Results in an effect similar to applying the skin detail function over the whole picture. You can select from
[OFF], [HIGH], [MIDDLE] or [LOW].
• Unlike with the NR1 setting, a trailing afterimage will not appear.
[CMX] Color Matrix
You can select from [NORMAL], [CINE1] or [CINE2].
[CGN] Color Gain
Adjust the color saturation level in the range -50 to +50.
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[CPH] Color Phase
Adjust the color phase in the range -9 to +9.
[RGN] R Gain
Adjust the red level in the range -50 to +50.
[GGN] G Gain
Adjust the green level in the range -50 to +50.
[BGN] B Gain
Adjust the blue level in the range -50 to +50.
[RGM] R-G Matrix
Adjust the level in the range -50 to +50.
[RBM] R-B Matrix
Adjust the level in the range -50 to +50.
[GRM] G-R Matrix
Adjust the level in the range -50 to +50.
[GBM] G-B Matrix
Adjust the level in the range -50 to +50.
[BRM] B-R Matrix
Adjust the level in the range -50 to +50.
[BGM] B-G Matrix
Adjust the level in the range -50 to +50.
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Enter the custom preset
editing screen
File name of the currently
selected custom preset file
Save the custom preset file to
the memory card
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Overview of the contents of the
custom preset file
Load a custom preset file
from the memory card
Back to the [CUSTOMIZE]
submenu
Select the custom preset file
Change the custom preset settings
Rename the custom preset file
Back to the options on the left side bar
Reset the custom preset to default values
Protect the custom preset file
Changing the Custom Preset Settings
MENU
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23)
CUSTOMIZE
CUSTOM PRESET
EDIT
····
····
SELECT CP
TUNE
1. Open the menu, select [CUSTOMIZE] and then select the [CUSTOM PRESET]
submenu.
The custom preset submenu appears.
2. Select [
EDIT] from the column on the left.
3. From the bottom bar, select [
SELECT CP] and then select the name of the custom
preset file where you want to store the settings.
The current settings of the selected custom preset file will be shown in the custom preset item list.
4. From the bottom bar, select [
TUNE].
The first item in the list will be highlighted in blue.
5. From the list, select an item you want to adjust and press the SELECT/SET dial. Make
the adjustment or the selection as necessary and press the SELECT/SET dial.
• During the adjustment you can verify the effect of each change on the screen.
• Repeat this step to adjust all the items you want to adjust.
6. When you finish adjusting all the items in the custom preset, select [
press the SELECT/SET dial and close the menu.
RETURN],
 The custom preset items appear in one screen as 3-letter abbreviations followed by the current
setting value. As you move between the items with the SELECT/SET dial, the full name of the
currently selected item and its current value will be displayed at the bottom of the screen.
 A protected custom preset file cannot be changed. If you attempt to change a protected file,
will
start flashing.
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Customization
The cursor will move to the bottom bar of the custom preset editing screen. To return one level back to the
options on the column on the left, select [
RETURN] and press the SELECT/SET dial.
Renaming a Custom Preset File
Follow steps 1-3 as described in Changing the Custom Preset Settings ( 75) to open the custom
preset editing screen and select the custom preset file you want to rename.
1. From the bottom bar, select [
RENAME].
The first character of the custom preset file name will start flashing.
2. Turn the SELECT/SET dial to select a number, letter or punctuation mark and press
the dial.
• The next character of the custom preset file name will start flashing.
• Set the rest of the custom preset file name in the same way.
3. When you finish renaming the custom preset file, press the SELECT/SET dial.
You will return to the custom preset editing screen.
4. Close the menu.
Protecting a Custom Preset File
Follow steps 1-3 as described in Changing the Custom Preset Settings ( 75) to open the custom
preset editing screen and select the custom preset file you want to protect.
1. From the bottom bar, select [
PROTECT].
• The protection mark
will appear next to the custom preset file name.
• To cancel the protection, repeat the procedure for a custom preset file with the
mark.
Resetting a Custom Preset File
Follow steps 1-3 as described in Changing the Custom Preset Settings ( 75) to open the custom
preset editing screen and select the custom preset file you want to reset to default values.
1. From the bottom bar, select [
RESET].
A confirmation screen will appear.
2. Select [EXECUTE] and press the SELECT/SET dial.
You will return to the custom preset editing screen.
3. Close the menu.
A protected custom preset file cannot be reset. If you attempt to reset a protected file,
flashing.
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will start
Activating the Custom Preset Settings
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CUSTOM PRESET SELECT button
CUSTOM PRESET ON/OFF button
1. Press the CUSTOM PRESET SELECT button.
• Repeatedly pressing the button will cycle through the available custom preset files. You can also set a
custom key as [CP BKWD KEY] to cycle through the options in reverse order (from last to first) ( 66).
• When you are not using the custom preset setting, set the camcorder to
.
2. Press the CUSTOM PRESET ON/OFF button.
The setting is activated.
Copying a Custom Preset File to the Memory Card
• Up to 20 custom preset files can be stored on the memory card. If you try to save more than 20 custom
preset filed one of the files on the card will be overwritten (you can select which file to overwrite).
• If there are no custom preset files saved on the memory card, “NEW_FILE” will be used as the file name.
5. Select [
EXECUTE] and in the confirmation screen select [EXECUTE] to copy the
file.
6. Close the menu.
Loading a Custom Preset File from the Memory Card
1. Open the menu, select [CUSTOMIZE] and then select the [CUSTOM PRESET]
submenu.
2. Select [
CARD
CAMERA] from the column on the left.
3. From the bottom bar, select [
IMPORT] and then select the name of the custom
preset file you want to load to the camcorder.
4. Select [
SELECT POSITION] and select the preset number under which you want to
store the file in the camcorder.
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Customization
1. Open the menu, select [CUSTOMIZE] and then select the [CUSTOM PRESET]
submenu.
2. Select [
CAMERA
CARD] from the column on the left.
3. From the bottom bar, select [
SELECT CP] and then select the name of the custom
preset file you want to copy to the card.
4. Select [
SAVE POSITION] and select the filename under which you want to store
the file on the memory card.
5. Select [
EXECUTE] and in the confirmation screen select [EXECUTE] to load the
file.
6. Close the menu.
Loading a Custom Preset File from a Still Image to the Camcorder
With the customized functions ( 79) you can select to save the custom preset settings currently in use
along with a still image of the recording in
mode. This is very useful when you want to load the
custom preset file later by selecting the still image captured from a specific scene.
1. Select the still image that contains the custom preset file you want to load.
Use the
+ / – buttons to move between the still images.
2. Open the menu, select [CUSTOMIZE] and then select [META DATA CP].
3. Select [
CARD
CAMERA] from the column on the left.
4. From the bottom bar, select [
SELECT POSITION] and select the preset number
under which you want to store the file on the camcorder.
5. Select [
EXECUTE] and in the confirmation screen select [EXECUTE] to load the
file.
6. Close the menu.
Custom preset files 7 to 9 are predefined settings designed for specific scenes.
- These 3 custom preset files are protected and, as long as the protection is not removed, cannot
be overwritten.
- Even if you deleted or changed the sample custom preset files, you can reset them to the original
values by resetting all the camcorder's settings. Open the menu and select [SYSTEM SETUP/
]. Select [RESET ALL] and select [YES] in the confirmation screen.
- After resetting custom preset files 1 to 6 with the [
RESET] option, they will all contain the
same settings.
Custom Preset [7 VIDEO.C]
Custom Preset [8 CINE.V]
Custom Preset [9 CINE.F]
For playback on a consumer-level monitor.
[BLK] = [PRESS], [PED] = -2, [SET] = -2
For playback on a monitor TV with a film-like feel.
[GAM] = [CINE1], [KNE] = [LOW], [BLK] = [STRETCH], [SHP] = -4,
[CMX] = [CINE1], [CGN] = -20, [CPH] = 5, [RBM] = -5, [GRM] = -5
[GBM] = -5, [BRM] = 5, [RGM] = 12
For video transfer to film.
[GAM] = [CINE2], [KNE] = [LOW], [BLK] = [STRETCH], [SHP] = 6,
[CMX] = [CINE2], [RGN] = -8
* All other settings are left at their neutral values.
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Using the Customized Functions
You can customize to your personal preferences many aspects of the operation of the camcorder, most
of them governing how the camcorder operates in
mode. You can adjust up to 3 different custom
function files and save them on the camcorder or to a memory card. By just reading the custom function
file saved on the memory card with another XH G1/XH A1, you will instantly get a camcorder configured
to operate in the same familiar manner you prefer.
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Overview of the contents of
the custom function file
Selected custom function file
(highlighted in blue)
Item number
(black background)
Code of the current setting
option
Back to the selection of custom
function files on the left side bar
Activate the currently selected
custom function file
Change the custom function settings
Save the custom function file to the memory card
Reset the custom function file to default
values
Read a custom function file from the memory card
Changing the Custom Function Settings
MENU
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23)
CUSTOMIZE
CUSTOM FUNCTION
C.Fn1
C.Fn2
Customization
C.Fn3
1. Open the menu, select [CUSTOMIZE] and then select the [CUSTOM FUNCTION]
submenu.
The custom function editing screen appears.
2. From the column on the left, select one of the 3 custom function files [C.Fn1] [C.Fn3].
The current settings of the selected custom function file will be shown in the custom function item list.
The cursor will move to the bottom bar of the custom function editing screen. To return one level back to
the options on the column on the left, select [
RETURN] and press the SELECT/SET dial.
3. From the bottom bar, select [
TUNE].
The first item in the list will be highlighted in blue.
4. From the list, select an item you want to adjust and press the SELECT/SET dial. Make
the selection as necessary and press the SELECT/SET dial.
Repeat this step to adjust all the items you want to adjust.
5. When you finish adjusting all the items in the custom function file, select
[
RETURN], press the SELECT/SET dial and close the menu.
The custom function items appear in one screen represented only by the item number on the top
(numbers 00 - 20 with a black background), and the code of the current setting immediately under it.
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Resetting a Custom Function File
1. Open the menu, select [CUSTOMIZE] and then select the [CUSTOM FUNCTION]
submenu.
2. From the column on the left select the custom function file you want to reset.
3. From the bottom bar select [
RESET].
4. Select [OK], press the SELECT/SET dial and close the menu.
Activating a Custom Function File
Even if you define a custom function file, as long as you do not activate it the camcorder will function
according to its default settings.
1. Open the menu, select [CUSTOMIZE] and then select the [CUSTOM FUNCTION]
submenu.
2. From the column on the left select the custom function file you want to activate.
3. From the bottom bar select [ APPLY THIS SET].
4. Select [ACTIVE] and press the SELECT/SET dial
will appear next to the custom function file currently activated.
Copying a Custom Function File to the Memory Card
1. Open the menu, select [CUSTOMIZE] and then select the [CUSTOM FUNCTION]
submenu.
2. From the column on the left select the custom function file you want to copy to the
memory card.
3. From the bottom bar select [
SAVE TO CARD].
4. Select the destination file on the memory card [
1] - [
3].
5. Select [OK], press the SELECT/SET dial and close the menu.
When the operation is finished, "TASK COMPLETED" will appear on the screen.
Loading a Custom Function File from the Memory Card
1. Open the menu, select [CUSTOMIZE] and then select the [CUSTOM FUNCTION]
submenu.
2. From the column on the left select the custom function file to which you want to load
the settings from the memory card.
3. From the bottom bar select [
READ FROM CARD].
4. Select the source file on the memory card [
1] - [
3].
5. Select [OK], press the SELECT/SET dial and close the menu.
When the operation is finished, "TASK COMPLETED" will appear on the screen.
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Availability of custom functions in each recording program/playback mode
Custom Function
00 SHCKLSS WB/GN
WHITE BALANCE
GAIN
01
AE RESPONSE
02
HIGH-SPEED ZOOM
03
04
FOCUS RING CTRL
BUTTONS OPER.
05
RINGS DIRECTION
06
DIALS DIRECTION
FOCUS PRIORITY
08
SIMULT.IMG.REC
09
MARKER LEVEL
10
F.AST BW-MOD
11
12
13
14
15
16
OBJ DST UNIT
ZOOM INDICATOR
COLOR BARS
1kHz TONE
WIRELESS REMOTE
POWER SAVE
17
18
19
20
TALLY LAMP
LED
BEEP
CHARACTER REC
–
–
(OFF) (OFF)
E
–
–
(MID)
–
(MID)
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
1
–
1
1
1
–
(OFF)
MARKER
ASPECT
SAFETY
MAGN.
PEAKING
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
(ON)
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
2
–
(OFF)
3
3
–
1
Only during exposure lock.
2
Only when using a battery pack. When the power adapter is connected, the function will be set to [OFF].
3
Only when [LED] is set to a setting other than [OFF]. When [LED] is set to [OFF], this function will be set to [OFF] as
well.
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Customization
07
MAGN.
WB SET
EXP.LOCK
PUSH AF
ZOOM
FOCUS
IRIS
CURSOR
SHUTTER
–
(OFF)
–
(OFF)
–
(MID)
–
(OFF)
Availability of custom functions in each recording program/playback mode
Custom Function
00 SHCKLSS WB/GN
WHITE BALANCE
–
(OFF)
–
(OFF)
–
(MID)
–
(ON)
GAIN
01
AE RESPONSE
02
HIGH-SPEED ZOOM
03
04
FOCUS RING CTRL
BUTTONS OPER.
05
RINGS DIRECTION
06
DIALS DIRECTION
07
FOCUS PRIORITY
08
09
SIMULT.IMG.REC
MARKER LEVEL
–
–
–
–
–
1
–
–
(ON)
1
1
1
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
F.AST BW-MOD
11
12
13
14
15
16
OBJ DST UNIT
ZOOM INDICATOR
COLOR BARS
1kHz TONE
WIRELESS REMOTE
POWER SAVE
17
18
19
20
TALLY LAMP
LED
BEEP
CHARACTER REC
2
–
–
–
MARKER
ASPECT
SAFETY
MAGN.
PEAKING
10
1
MAGN.
WB SET
EXP.LOCK
PUSH AF
ZOOM
FOCUS
IRIS
CURSOR
SHUTTER
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
(OFF)
–
–
–
2
Only during exposure lock.
Only when using a battery pack. When the power adapter is connected, the function will be set to [OFF].
Custom Function Items List
The default value for all items is the option assigned to 00.
00 [SHCKLSS WB/GN] Shockless White Balance/Gain
The shockless setting will ensure a softer transition when changing the white balance or gain.
mode: The shockless gain will not function when changing the gain setting from/to -3 dB or +36 dB.
Setting Options
00
01
02
03
Shockless white balance
OFF
ON
OFF
ON
Shockless gain
OFF
ON
01 AE Response [AE RESPONSE]
Selects the camcorder’s response when you change the automatic exposure setting.
Setting Options: 00 – MIDDLE, 01 – HIGH, 02 – LOW.
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02
In
[HIGH-SPEED ZOOM] High-speed Zoom
mode, makes the zoom operation at the constant zoom speeds 14 - 16 even faster (in
mode the default is [ON] and cannot be changed).
• When set to [ON], if you operate the zoom ring very quickly the zoom response may lag slightly.
• At the fastest zoom speed settings the autofocus may not work correctly.
Setting Options: 00 – OFF, 01 – ON.
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03 [FOCUS RING CTRL] Focus Ring Control
Selects the sensitivity of the response when operating the FOCUS ring.
Setting Options: 00 – NORMAL, 01 – SLOW.
04 [BUTTONS OPER.] Buttons Operation
Changes the length of pressing various buttons to prevent their accidental operation. When you select [LONG
PUSH], keep the button pressed for more than 1 second.
Setting Options
00
01
02
03
04
05
06
07
08
09
10
11
12
13
14
15
MAGN. button
ONE PUSH
LONG PUSH
ONE PUSH
LONG PUSH
ONE PUSH
LONG PUSH
ONE PUSH
LONG PUSH
ONE PUSH
LONG PUSH
ONE PUSH
LONG PUSH
ONE PUSH
LONG PUSH
ONE PUSH
LONG PUSH
WHITE BAL.
ONE PUSH
button
EXP. LOCK button
ONE PUSH
PUSH AF button
ONE PUSH
LONG PUSH
ONE PUSH
LONG PUSH
LONG PUSH
ONE PUSH
ONE PUSH
LONG PUSH
LONG PUSH
ONE PUSH
LONG PUSH
LONG PUSH
Setting Options
00
01
02
03
04
05
06
07
Zoom ring
NORMAL
REVERSE
NORMAL
REVERSE
NORMAL
REVERSE
NORMAL
REVERSE
Focus ring
NORMAL
Customization
05 [RINGS DIRECTION] Rings Direction
Changes the direction of the adjustment when turning the camcorder’s rings.
Zoom ring: NORMAL – turn up for wide angle W, REVERSE – turn down for wide angle W.
Focus ring: NORMAL – turn up to focus closer, REVERSE – turn down to focus closer.
Iris ring:
NORMAL – turn up to close, REVERSE – turn down to close.
Iris ring
NORMAL
REVERSE
NORMAL
REVERSE
REVERSE
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06 [DIALS DIRECTION] Dials Direction
Changes the direction of the adjustment when operating the shutter dial and the SELECT/SET dial when it
serves as a cursor (for example, while selecting setting options in the menu screens or in the index screen).
SELECT/SET dial ([CURSOR]): NORMAL – turn up to move left, REVERSE – turn down to move left.
SHUTTER dial:
NORMAL – turn up for a faster shutter speed, REVERSE – turn down for a
faster shutter speed.
Setting Options
00
01
02
03
SELECT/SET dial ([CURSOR])
NORMAL
REVERSE
NORMAL
REVERSE
SHUTTER dial
NORMAL
REVERSE
07 [FOCUS PRIORITY] Focus Priority
When set to [ON], when you press the PHOTO button in
mode a still image will be recorded only
after the autofocus has been adjusted. When set to [OFF] the still image will be recorded as soon as you
press the PHOTO button.
Setting Options: 00 – ON, 01 – OFF.
08 [SIMULT.IMG.REC] Simultaneous Recording of a Still Image
Selects whether you can record a still image on the memory card while recording on the tape. When set to
[ON+CP DATA] the custom preset settings currently in use will be recorded along with the still image.
Setting Options: 00 – OFF, 01 – ON, 02 – ON+CP DATA.
09 [MARKER LEVEL] Markers’ Intensity Level
Selects the intensity of the markers displayed on the screen between 40% (gray) and 100% (white).
Setting Options
00
01
02
03
04
05
06
07
Level/Center/Grid markers
100%
40%
100%
40%
100%
40%
100%
40%
Aspect ratio guides
100%
Safety zone guides
100%
40%
100%
40%
40%
10 [F.AST BW-MOD] Focus Assist Function B&W Display Mode
Changes the display mode to black & white while the focus assist functions are activated.
Setting Options
00
01
02
03
Magnifying
OFF
ON
OFF
ON
Peaking
OFF
ON
11 [OBJ DST UNIT] Object Distance Units Display
Selects the units for the display of the distance to the object between meters and feet.
Setting Options: 00 – m (meter), 01 – ft (feet).
12 [ZOOM INDICATOR] Zoom Indicator Display
Selects the display of the zoom indicator between a graphic bar and a numeric display.
Setting Options: 00 – BAR, 01 – NUMBER.
13 [COLOR BARS] Color Bars Signal
Selects the type of signal to use to produce the color bars: EBU color bars (type 1) or SMPTE color bars
(type 2).
Setting Options: 00 – TYPE 1, 01 – TYPE 2.
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14 [1kHz TONE] 1 kHz Reference Audio Signal
Selects the strength of the audio signal.
Setting Options: 00 – OFF, 01 – -12dB, 02 – -20dB.
15 [WIRELESS REMOTE] Wireless Remote Controller
Selects the remote sensor mode that the camcorder will accept. When set to [OFF
not accept commands from wireless controllers.
Setting Options: 00 –
1, 01 –
2, 02 – OFF
.
E
] the camcorder will
16 [POWER SAVE] Power Save Mode
Activates the power save function so the camcorder automatically shuts off when powered by a battery and
left without operation for approximately 5 minutes.
Setting Options: 00 – ON, 01 – OFF.
17 [TALLY LAMP] Tally Lamp
Selects the operation of the tally lamp. Even if set to [OFF], the tally lamp will turn on when receiving a
command from the wireless controller.
Setting Options: 00 – ON, 01 – BLINK, 02 – OFF.
18 [LED] LED Indicators
Selects the operation of the LED indicators on the camcorder. When set to type 1 all LED indicators will be on,
except for that of the HDV/DV terminal. When set to type 2, all LED indicators (including that of the HDV/DV
terminal) will be on.
Setting Options: 00 – TYPE 1, 01 – TYPE 2, 02 – OFF.
19 [BEEP] Beep
Selects the volume for the camcorder’s operations and warning beeps.
Setting Options: 00 – OFF, 01 – LOW VOLUME, 02 – HIGH VOLUME.
20 [CHARACTER REC] Superimposing Character Recording
Selects whether to embed the on-screen character displays (date and time) as part of the video recording.
When set to [ON], the menu option [TV SCREEN] will not be available and [COMP.OUT] will automatically be
set to [1080i/576i] and you will not be able to select [576i].
Setting Options: 00 – OFF, 01 – ON.
Customization
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Customizing the On-Screen Displays
Hiding/Showing the Displays on the TV Screen
When you connect a TV for recording, you can select to hide the camcorder displays on the TV screen.
For playback, you can show the camcorder displays on the TV screen.
To activate the on-screen displays at the level that you customized, repeatedly press the DISP. button
( 27).
MENU
(
23)
DISPLAY SETUP/
TV SCREEN••••ON*
* In recording mode. The default value in playback modes is [OFF].
Open the menu and select [DISPLAY SETUP/
[OFF] and close the menu.
]. Select [TV SCREEN], set it to [ON] or
The displays appear on or disappear from the TV screen, according to the setting selected.
Customizing the On-Screen Displays
You can customize which icons to display on the screen according to your personal preferences and
needs. You can save your personal settings as a custom display file on the camcorder or on the memory
card.
Change the custom display
settings
Overview of the contents of the
custom display file
Save the custom display file
to the memory card
Item number
(black background)
Read a custom display file
from the memory card
Code of the current setting
option
Reset the custom display file to
default values
Changing the Custom Display Settings
MENU
(
23)
CUSTOMIZE
CUSTOM DISPLAY
1. Open the menu, select [CUSTOMIZE] and then select [CUSTOM DISPLAY].
The custom display editing screen appears.
The current settings of the selected custom display file will be shown in the custom display item list.
2. From the column on the left, select [
TUNE].
The first item in the list will be highlighted in blue.
3. From the list, select an item you want to adjust and press the SELECT/SET dial. Make
the selection as necessary and press the SELECT/SET dial.
Repeat this step to adjust all the items you want to adjust.
4. When you finish adjusting all the items in the custom display file, select
[
RETURN], press the SELECT/SET dial and close the menu.
5. Repeatedly press the DISP. button to select the display level you customized.
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The custom display items appear in one screen represented only by the item number on the top
(numbers 00 – 21 with a black background), and the code of the current setting immediately under it.
Resetting a Custom Display File
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1. Open the menu, select [CUSTOMIZE] and then select [CUSTOM DISPLAY].
2. From the column on the left select [
RESET].
3. Select [OK], press the SELECT/SET dial and close the menu.
Copying a Custom Display File to the Memory Card
1. Open the menu, select [CUSTOMIZE] and then select [CUSTOM DISPLAY].
2. From the column on the left select [
SAVE TO CARD].
3. Select [OK], press the SELECT/SET dial and close the menu.
Loading a Custom Display File from the Memory Card
1. Open the menu, select [CUSTOMIZE] and then select [CUSTOM DISPLAY].
2. From the column on the left select [
READ FROM CARD].
3. Select [OK], press the SELECT/SET dial and close the menu.
Custom Display Items List
The default value for all items is the option assigned to 00.
00 [REC PROGRAMS] Recording
Setting Options: 00 – OFF, 01 – ON.
01
[CAMERA DATA1] Camera Data (1/2)
Aperture value
00
01
02
03
OFF
ON
OFF
ON
Shutter speed
value
OFF
ON
Customization
Setting Options
02
Mode Icon
[CAMERA DATA2] Camera Data (2/2)
Setting Options
00
01
02
03
04
05
06
07
Exposure display
OFF
ON
OFF
ON
OFF
ON
OFF
ON
White Balance display
OFF
Gain selection display
OFF
ON
OFF
ON
ON
03 [ZOOM] Zoom Indicator
You can select to display the zoom indicator permanently or only when operating the zoom.
Setting Options: 00 – OFF, 01 – ON(NORMAL), 02 – ON(ALWAYS).
04 [FOCUS] Focus Distance Display
You can select to display the focus distance indication permanently or only when operating the focus.
Setting Options: 00 – OFF, 01 – ON(NORMAL), 02 – ON(ALWAYS)
05 [ND] ND Filter displays
Setting Options: 00 – OFF, 01 – ON.
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06
[IMAGE EFFECTS] Image Effects
Setting Options
00
01
02
03
04
05
06
07
07
Sky detail
OFF
Color correction
OFF
ON
OFF
ON
ON
[F.ASSIST FUNC.] Focus Assist Functions
Setting Options
00
01
02
03
08
Skin detail
OFF
ON
OFF
ON
OFF
ON
OFF
ON
Peaking
OFF
ON
OFF
ON
Magnifying
OFF
ON
[CUSTOMIZE] Customized Functions
Setting Options
00
01
02
03
Custom Preset Displays
OFF
ON
OFF
ON
Custom Function Displays
OFF
ON
09 [RECORDING STD] HD Standard
Setting Options: 00 – OFF, 01 – ON.
Icon
10 [DV REC MODE] Recording
Setting Options: 00 – OFF, 01 – ON.
Mode in Standard Definition
11 [FRAME RATE] Frame Rate
Setting Options: 00 – OFF, 01 – ON.
Display
12
[TAPE] Tape-Related Icons and Displays
Setting Options
00
01
02
03
04
05
06
07
Time Code
OFF
ON
OFF
ON
OFF
ON
OFF
ON
Operation mode icon DV Control displays
OFF
OFF
ON
OFF
ON
ON
13 [TAPE REMAINDER] Remaining Time on the Tape
You can select to display the tape remainder permanently or only the warning when the tape is about to end.
Setting Options: 00 – OFF, 01 – NORMAL, 02 – WARNING.
14
[TAPE/CARD] Tape/Card-Related Displays
Setting Options
00
01
02
03
04
05
06
07
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External control
OFF
ON
OFF
ON
OFF
ON
OFF
ON
Image Stabilizer
OFF
Still image size/quality icon
OFF
ON
OFF
ON
ON
15
[LIGHT METERING] Light Metering-Related Displays
Setting Options
00
01
02
03
16
SPOT AE point
OFF
ON
OFF
ON
Light metering mode icon
OFF
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ON
[CARD] Still Images-Related Icons
Setting Options
00
01
02
03
Drive mode icon Flash display
OFF
OFF
ON
OFF
ON
ON
17 [CARD REMAINDER] Remaining Still Images on the Memory Card
You can select to display the information regarding the number of still images available on the memory card
permanently or only the warning when the memory card is about to get full.
Setting Options: 00 – OFF, 01 – NORMAL, 02 – WARNING.
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[AUDIO] Audio-Related Displays
Setting Options
Microphone mode
XLR icon
00
01
02
03
04
05
06
07
OFF
ON
OFF
ON
OFF
ON
OFF
ON
OFF
(except for DV audio)
Audio mode in standard
definition [DV AUDIO]
OFF
ON
OFF
ON
ON
19 [CONDENSATION] Condensation
Setting Options: 00 – OFF, 01 – ON.
Warning Icon
21 [WIRELESS REMOTE] Wireless Remote Display
You can select to display the information regarding the wireless controller permanently or only related
warnings.
Setting Options: 00 – OFF, 01 – NORMAL, 02 – WARNING.
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Customization
20 [BATTERY] Battery-Related Displays
You can select to display the information regarding the battery pack permanently or only the warning when the
battery is almost empty.
Setting Options: 00 – OFF, 01 – NORMAL, 02 – WARNING.
Location of the Custom Displays
/
03
02
09
11
12
12
00
13
01
20
21
12
02
06
19
04
14
18
08
08
06
14
02
07
02 15 16
03
18 14
14
10
14
00
17
01
02
20
21
06
19
04
05
08
08
06
02
07
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07
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Playing Back a Tape
Playback
If the playback picture is distorted, clean the video heads using a Canon Video Head Cleaning Cassette or
a commercially available digital video head-cleaning cassette ( 144).
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Select a playback standard according to the tape you wish to play back.
REC SEARCH
+/– buttons
1. Set the
dial to
.
2. Open the menu and select [SIGNAL SETUP]. Select [PLAYBACK STD] and set it to
[AUTO], [HDV] or [DV] to match the tape you wish to playback.
3. Close the menu.
Special Playback Modes
All special playback modes except for fast forward playback, rewind playback and playback pause can only
be operated with the wireless controller.
(Playback Pause)
To pause playback, press the
during normal playback.
(Rewind Playback) /
button on the camcorder or the PAUSE
button on the wireless controller
(Fast Forward Playback)
Press down and hold the
or
button on the camcorder or the REW
or FF
button on the
wireless controller during normal playback, rewind or fast forward to enter the fast playback at 8x the normal
playback speed.
(Reverse Playback)
Press the
button on the wireless controller during normal playback. Press the
to normal playback.
(play) button to return
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Playback
HDV
(Frame Advance)
Plays back frame-by-frame. Repeatedly press the button on the
wireless controller during playback
pause. Hold the button pressed down to enter the continuous frame advance playback.
(Slow Forward)
Plays back at about 1/3 normal speed. Press the SLOW
button on the wireless controller during normal or
reverse playback. Press the
(play) button to return to normal playback.
DV
(Playback Pause)
To pause playback, press the
during normal playback.
(Rewind Playback) /
button on the camcorder or the PAUSE
button on the wireless controller
(Fast Forward Playback)
Plays back the tape at 11.5 times normal speed (forward or reverse). Press down and hold the
or
button on the camcorder or the REW
or FF
button on the wireless controller during normal
playback, rewind or fast forward to enter the fast playback.
(Frame Reverse) /
(Frame Advance)
Plays back frame-by-frame. Press the
or
button on the wireless controller repeatedly during
playback pause. Hold the button pressed down to enter the continuous frame advance/reverse playback.
(Slow Reverse) /
(Slow Forward)
Plays back at about 1/3 normal speed. Press the SLOW
button on the wireless controller during normal or
reverse playback. Press the
(play) button to return to normal playback.
(Reverse Playback)
Press the
button on the wireless controller during normal playback. Press the
to normal playback.
x2 (Reverse x2 Playback) / x2
(play) button to return
(Forward x2 Playback)
Plays back at 2 times normal speed. Press the
button on the wireless controller during normal or reverse
playback. Press the
(play) button to return to normal playback.
 The sound will be muted during special playback.
 The picture may become distorted during some special playback modes.
 The camcorder stops the tape automatically after 4 minutes 30 seconds in playback pause mode to
protect the tape and video heads.
 In fast forward playback, rewind playback and reverse playback of a tape recorded in HDV mode,
the picture may be distorted.
 The picture may be slightly distorted at the switch point between recordings in HDV and DV
standards on the tape.
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Connecting to a Monitor/TV
The different recording modes and the corresponding output terminals are given in the table below:
HD
HD/SD SDI
COMPONENT
Terminal
OUT Terminal
[LETTERBOX] 1920x1080
D3 (1440x1080)
set to [OFF]
HDV/DV
Terminal
MPEG TS
[LETTERBOX] SD SDI
set to [ON]
D1 (SD)
MPEG TS
D1 (SD)
DV (SD)
D1
DV (SD)
D1 (SD) Normal
DV (SD)
SD in [LETTERBOX] 640x480
16:9 set to [OFF]
[LETTERBOX] SD SDI
set to [ON]
SD in 4:3
640x480
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Video
Terminals
Connection to a High Definition TV or Monitor (HDTV/HiVision)
Using the SD/HD SDI Terminal
1
Set the switch to
the A/V1 position
yellow
Signal flow
white
STV-290N Stereo Cable
(supplied)
red
INPUT
VIDEO
Playback
L
AUDIO
R
Open the terminal cover
Signal flow
BNC Cable
(commercially available)
The audio and time code are embedded along
with the video signal output.
Activate the HD/SD SDI output and select the appropriate video output option (HD or SD).
1. Set the
dial to
.
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2. Open the menu and select [SIGNAL SETUP]. Select [SDI OUTPUT] and set it to [ON].
3. From the same [SIGNAL SETUP] submenu select [SDI SPEC.]. Select [AUTO] or
[SD LOCKED] to match the video output you wish to use.
4. Close the menu.
2 Using the COMPONENT OUT Terminal
Open the terminal cover
yellow
VIDEO
Set the switch to the
A/V1 position
white
Signal flow
L
AUDIO
red
R
STV-290N Stereo Cable (supplied)
Signal flow
INPUT
DTC-1000 Component Video Cable
(supplied)
red
Pr/Cr
blue
Pb/Cb
green
Y
Select the appropriate component video signal depending on the TV or monitor you connect.
Open the menu and select [SIGNAL SETUP]. Select [COMP. OUT], select a setting option
and close the menu.
3 Using the HDV/DV Terminal
CV-150F/CV-250F
DV Cable (optional)
4-pin
Open the terminal cover
6-pin
• When connecting the camcorder to a monitor TV that supports DV, you may need to carry out a procedure
on the TV to recognize the camera. Refer to the instruction manual of the TV or monitor.
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• If necessary, turn on the DV conversion and select whether to convert a tape recorded in HD to SD with the
following procedure.
Open the menu and select [SIGNAL SETUP]. Select [HD DOWN-CONV], select a setting
option and close the menu.
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4 Using the VIDEO Terminal
If connecting to a TV, set the input selector to VIDEO. If connecting to a VCR, set the input selector to LINE.
Refer also to the instruction manual of the TV or VCR.
To use the A/V terminal, set the video
output selection switch to A/V1. To use
the BNC teminal (VIDEO2), set it to V2.
Open the terminal cover
INPUT
yellow
Signal flow
STV-290N Stereo Cable (supplied)
VIDEO
white
L
AUDIO
red
R
We recommend powering the camcorder from a household power outlet.
Connection to a Normal TV or Monitor (Non-HDTV/HiVision)
1 Using the COMPONENT OUT Terminal
Open the menu and select [SIGNAL SETUP]. Select [COMP. OUT], select a setting option
and close the menu.
2 Using the VIDEO Terminal
Refer to the connection diagram in the previous section ( 95).
If connecting to a TV set the input selector to VIDEO. If connecting to a VCR, set the input selector to LINE.
Refer also to the instruction manual of the TV or VCR.
If connecting to a TV set with a 4:3 aspect ratio, change the [LETTERBOX] setting appropriately.
Open the menu and select [SIGNAL SETUP]. Select [LETTERBOX], set it to [ON] and
close the menu.
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Playback
Refer to the connection diagram in the previous section ( 94).
Select the appropriate component video signal depending on the TV or monitor you connect.
3 Using the SCART Adapter
Open the terminal cover
To use the A/V terminal, set the video
output selection switch to A/V1. To use
the BNC teminal (VIDEO2), set it to V2.
red
white
STV-290N Stereo Cable
(supplied).
yellow
AUDIO AUDIO VIDEO
(R) (L/MONO)
Signal flow
PC-A10 SCART
Adapter
If connecting to a TV set the input selector to VIDEO. If connecting to a VCR, set the input selector to LINE.
The supplied PC-A10 SCART Adapter is for output only. For analog line-in recording or analog-digital
conversion, use a commercially available SCART adapter with input capability.
Refer also to the instruction manual of the TV or VCR.
If connecting to a TV set with a 4:3 aspect ratio, change the [LETTERBOX] setting appropriately.
Open the menu and select [SIGNAL SETUP]. Select [LETTERBOX], set it to [ON] and
close the menu.
We recommend powering the camcorder from a household power outlet.
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SD
Audio Output
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Selecting the Audio
MENU
(
23)
AUDIO SETUP
SEL AUDIO CH•CH 1/3 / CH 2/4
Open the menu and select [AUDIO SETUP]. Select [SEL AUDIO CH], select a setting
option and close the menu.
Selecting the Audio Monitor
MENU
(
23)
AUDIO SETUP
AUD.M.SET•••CH 1/2
Open the menu and select [AUDIO SETUP]. Select [AUD.M.SET], select a setting option
and close the menu.
If you selected [MIX/VAR.], adjust the mix balance with the MIX BALANCE buttons on the wireless controller.
Audio Output Selected
CH 1/3 / CH 2/4
Audio Recordings
on 2 Channels
Left Output: L or CH1
Right Output: R or CH2
Audio Monitor
[AUD.M.SET]
CH 1/2
CH 3/4
MIX/FIXED
MIX/VAR.
CH 1/3 / CH 1/3
Left Output: L or CH1
Right Output: L or CH1
CH 1/2
CH 3/4
MIX/VAR.
CH 2/4 / CH 2/4
Left Output: R or CH2
Right Output: R or CH2
CH 1/2
CH 3/4
MIX/FIXED
MIX/VAR.
Playback
MIX/FIXED
Audio Recordings
on 4 Channels
Left Output: CH1
Right Output: CH2
Left Output: CH3
Right Output: CH4
Left Output: CH1+CH3
Right Output: CH2+CH4
Mix balance fixed at 1:1
Left Output: CH1+CH3
Right Output: CH2+CH4
Mix balance can be adjusted
Left Output: CH1
Right Output: CH1
Left Output: CH3
Right Output: CH3
Left Output: CH1+CH3
Right Output: CH1+CH3
Mix balance fixed at 1:1
Left Output: CH1+CH3
Right Output: CH1+CH3
Mix balance can be adjusted
Left Output: CH2
Right Output: CH2
Left Output: CH4
Right Output: CH4
Left Output: CH2+CH4
Right Output: CH2+CH4
Mix balance fixed at 1:1
Left Output: CH2+CH4
Right Output: CH2+CH4
Mix balance can be adjusted
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Returning to a Pre-marked Position
If you wish to return to a particular scene later, mark the point with the zero set memory, and the tape will
stop at that point when you rewind/fast forward the tape.
This function is operated with the wireless controller.
REW
button
ZERO SET MEMORY
button
STOP
button
1. During playback, press the ZERO SET MEMORY button at the point you wish to return
to later.
• The tape counter is reset to 0:00:00 and the
mark appears.
• To cancel, press the ZERO SET MEMORY button again.
2. After you finish playing back the tape, stop and rewind it.
• If the tape counter shows a negative value, fast forward the tape instead.
• The tape stops automatically at “0:00:00” and the
mark disappears.
• The tape counter changes to time code.
 The zero set memory may not function correctly if the time code has not been recorded
consecutively.
 The zero set memory function may not work correctly if you mix recordings in HDV and DV
standards on the same tape.
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Index Search
With the index search you can locate any point you have marked beforehand with an index signal
( 67). This function is operated with the wireless controller.
/
E
buttons
SEARCH SELECT button
1. Press the SEARCH SELECT button to display “INDEX SEARCH”.
appears.
2. Press the
or
button to begin searching.
• Press more than once to search for further index signals (up to 10 times).
• Press the STOP
button to stop searching.
 Playback may start slightly before or after the index signal.
 The index search function may not work correctly if you mix recordings in HDV and DV standards
on the same tape.
Playback
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Date Search
You can locate the change of the date/time zone with the date search function.
This function is operated with the wireless controller.
/
buttons
SEARCH SELECT button
1. Press the SEARCH SELECT button to display “DATE SEARCH”.
appears.
2. Press the
or
button to begin searching.
• Press more than once to search for further date changes (up to 10 times).
• Press the STOP
button to stop searching.
 A recording of longer than a minute per date/time zone is required.
 The date search may not function if the data code is not correctly displayed.
 The date search function may not work correctly if you mix recordings in HDV and DV standards on
the same tape.
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Displaying the Data Code
The camcorder maintains a data code containing the recording date and time and other camera data
such as shutter speed, gain and exposure (f-stop).
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MENU button
DATA CODE button
SELECT/SET
dial
WL-D5000
MENU button
Selecting the Data Code Display Combination
MENU
(
23)
DISPLAY SETUP/
DATA CODE••••DATE & TIME
Open the menu and select [DISPLAY SETUP/
option and close the menu.
]. Select [DATA CODE], select a setting
Displaying the Data Code
Press the DATA CODE button on the wireless controller.
The data code will not appear the next time you turn on the camcorder.
The date and time appear for 6 seconds when you begin playback, or to indicate that the date or time
zone has changed.
MENU
(
23)
DISPLAY SETUP/
6SEC.DATE••••OFF
Open the menu and select [DISPLAY SETUP/
close the menu.
]. Select [6SEC.DATE], set it to [ON] and
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Playback
Six-Second Auto Date
Changing the Remote Sensor Mode
Two remote sensor modes and an off setting are available to prevent interference from other Canon
wireless controllers being used nearby.
To change the remote sensor mode of the camcorder
Change the [WIRELESS REMOTE] setting of the custom function file (
85).
To change the remote sensor mode of the wireless controller
Press the ZOOM T button and keep it pressed for over 2 seconds to change the wireless
controller to mode 2. Press the ZOOM W button and keep it pressed for over 2 seconds
to change the wireless controller to mode 1.
If you have set the camcorder to mode 1, press the ZOOM W button for mode 1.
 The wireless controller returns to mode 1 when you replace the batteries. Change the mode if
necessary.
 Make sure that the camcorder and wireless controller are set to the same mode. Display the
camcorder’s mode by pressing any button on the wireless controller (except the REMOTE SET
button) and set the wireless controller’s mode to the same mode. Change the batteries if the
wireless controller still does not work.
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Recording an External Video Signal
(Analog Line-In, HDV/DV In)
Editing
You can record on the tape an external video signal, either from the analog video input (SD standard) or
from the HDV/DV input (SD or HD standard).
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Analog Line-In
1. Connect the camcorder to the analog video device.
For the connection diagram to an analog device refer to Section 4 of Connecting to a Monitor/TV (
95).
2. Set the
dial to
and load a blank cassette.
3. Open the menu and select [AUDIO SETUP]. Select [DV AUDIO], select a setting option
and close the menu.
4. Connected device: Load the recorded cassette.
5. Press the
and
buttons (or the REC PAUSE button on the wireless controller).
• The camcorder enters the record pause mode. In this mode you can monitor the picture on the screen.
• If you press only the
button, recording will start immediately.
6. Connected device: Play back the tape.
7. Press the
button (or the PAUSE
button on the wireless controller) when the
scene you wish to record appears.
Recording starts.
8. Press the
button to stop recording.
9. Connected device: Stop playback.
HDV/DV In
When recording from an external digital device you can select the time code to be used for the recording
made with this camcorder. Select [COPY] to keep the original time code of the video source, or
[REGEN.] to use instead this camcorder’s internal time code.
1. Open the menu, select [SIGNAL SETUP] and then select the [TIME CODE] submenu.
2. Select [HDV/DV IN], select a setting option and close the menu.
3. Connect the camcorder to the external video device.
For the connection diagram to a digital device refer to Section 3 of Connecting to a Monitor/TV (
94).
Editing
4. Set the
dial to
and load a blank cassette.
5. Connected device: Load the recorded cassette or disc.
6. Press the
and
buttons (or the REC PAUSE button on the wireless controller).
• The camcorder enters the record pause mode. In this mode you can monitor the picture on the screen.
• If you press only the
button, recording will start immediately.
7. Connected device: Start the playback.
8. Press the
button (or the PAUSE
button on the wireless controller) when the
scene you wish to record appears.
Recording starts.
9. Press the
button to stop recording.
10.Connected device: Stop playback.
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Concerning Copyright
Copyright Precaution
Certain pre-recorded video tapes, films and other materials, as well as some television programs are
copyrighted. Unauthorized recording of these materials may violate copyright protection laws.
Copyright Signals
During playback: If you try to play back a tape that contains copyright control signals for protection of software,
“COPYRIGHT PROTECTED PLAYBACK IS RESTRICTED” appears for a few seconds and the camcorder
displays a blank blue screen. You cannot playback the contents of the tape.
During recording: If you try to record from software that contains copyright control signals for protection of
software, “COPYRIGHT PROTECTED DUBBING RESTRICTED” appears. You cannot record the contents of
the software.
You cannot record copyright protection signals to a tape using this camcorder.
 We recommend powering the camcorder from a household power outlet.
 The supplied PC-A10 SCART Adapter is for output only. For analog line-in recording or analogdigital conversion, use a commercially available SCART adapter with input capability.
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Converting Analog Signals into Digital
Signals (Analog-Digital Converter)
Using the camcorder you can convert analog video input signals to a digital video signal (SD standard)
and output it through the HDV/DV terminal.
MENU
(
23)
SIGNAL SETUP
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AV DV••••••••OFF
Open the menu and select [SIGNAL SETUP]. Select [AV DV], set it to [ON] and close the
menu.
 Depending on the signal sent from the connected device, the conversion from analog to digital
signals might not work properly (e.g., signals that include copyright protection signals or anomalous
signals such as ghost signals).
 For normal use, set [AV DV] to [OFF]. If it is set to [ON], digital signals cannot be input via the
camcorder’s HDV/DV terminal.
 Depending on the software and the specifications of your computer, you may not be able to transfer
converted signals via the HDV/DV terminal.
 We recommend powering the camcorder from a household power outlet.
 You can also press the AV DV button on the wireless controller. Repeatedly pressing the
controller’s button will toggle the AV DV conversion on and off.
 When connecting to a TV/video with SCART terminal, use a SCART adapter with input capability
(commercially available). The supplied SCART Adapter PC-A10 is for output only.
Editing
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Connecting to a Computer (IEEE1394)
To connect the camcorder to a computer you need to ensure the following requirements: a computer
equipped with an IEEE1394 (DV) terminal and video editing software with video capturing capability
installed. Use the optional CV-150F (4 pin-4 pin) or CV-250F (4 pin-6 pin) DV cable. For the minimum
system requirements for video editing, refer to the instruction manual of the video editing software.
Windows XP (SP2) users can use the CONSOLE software (sold separately) to download video and
audio recordings (in HDV or DV standards) from the camcorder to the computer’s hard disk. For details
refer to the software’s help modules.
IEEE1394 terminal
CV-150F/CV-250F
DV Cable (optional)
4-pin
6-pin
 Operation may not work correctly depending on the software and the specifications/settings of your
computer.
 If the computer freezes while you have connected the camcorder, disconnect and reconnect the DV
cable. Should the problem persist, disconnect the cable, turn both the camcorder and the computer
off and the on again and reconnect them.
 Make sure that the computer video capturing system is compatible with the video signal standard
you are using. If the computer is not compatible with the signal standard of the camcorder’s video
output, the camcorder may not be correctly detected or may not operate properly.
 Refer also to the instruction manual of the computer and the editing software.
 Adjust the [PLAYBACK STD] and [HD DOWN-CONV] settings in accordance with the video signal
standards of the connected computer.
 When outputting the camcorder’s video signal to the computer:
- HDV video output: Set [PLAYBACK STD] to [HDV] and [HD DOWN-CONV] to [OFF].
- DV video output: Set [PLAYBACK STD] to [DV].
- DV video output of a recording originally made in HDV standard: Set [PLAYBACK STD] to [HDV]
and [HD DOWN-CONV] to [ON].
 When inputting a video signal from the computer to the camcorder:
- HDV video input: Set [PLAYBACK STD] to [HDV] and [HD DOWN-CONV] to [OFF].
- DV video input: Set [PLAYBACK STD] to [DV].
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Selecting the Image Quality/Size
Using a Memory Card
Changing the Still Image Quality
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You can choose from Superfine, Fine and Normal.
*
* Only when playing back a tape.
MENU
(
23)
RECORDING SETUP
IMG QUALITY••FINE
Open the menu and select [RECORDING SETUP]. Select [IMG QUALITY], select a setting
option and close the menu.
Changing the Still Image Size
The available image sizes will depend on the operation mode and the recording standard settings.
Recording still images
Simultaneous recording of a still
in
mode
image in
mode
LW 1920x1080
[HD] or [SD16:9]: LW 1920x1080
SW 848x480
SW 848x480
L 1440x1080
[SD4:3]: L 1440x1080
S 640x480
S 640x480
Capturing a still image in
mode
Recording made in [HD]: LW 1920x1080
SW 848x480
Recording made in [SD16:9]: SW 848x480
Recording made in [SD4:3]: S 640x480
*
* Only when playing back a tape.
MENU
(
23)
RECORDING SETUP
IMAGE SIZE•••1440x1080
HD IMG SIZE•••1440x1080
Open the menu and select [RECORDING SETUP]. Select [IMAGE SIZE] ([HD IMG SIZE] in
mode), select a setting option and close the menu.
 Still images are recorded on the memory card using JPEG compression.
 Number of still images
that can be recorded on a memory card:
16MB
9
14
28
50
70
140
12
19
38
65
95
170
Number of Images
128MB
512MB
90
350
135
525
265
1035
455
1770
645
2510
1295
5030
120
470
180
700
350
1370
595
2320
865
3350
1555
6035
File Size per Image
1360 kB
910 kB
460 kB
280 kB
190 kB
100 kB
1020 kB
690 kB
350 kB
215 kB
149 kB
82 kB
Using a Memory Card
Image
Quality
LW 1920 x 1080 Super Fine
Fine
Normal
SW 848 x 480
Super Fine
Fine
Normal
L 1440 x 1080
Super Fine
Fine
Normal
S 640 x 480
Super Fine
Fine
Normal
Image Size
-These figures are approximate. They vary according to the recording condition and the subject.
-The total number of still images that can be recorded will decrease if you store custom preset files
on the card.
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File Numbers
Still images are automatically assigned file numbers from 0101 to 9900, and stored in folders containing
up to 100 images. Folders are numbered from 101 to 998.
RESET
CONTINUOUS
The file number will be reset each time a new memory card is inserted. If the memory
card already contains image files, the consecutive file number will be assigned.
The camcorder memorizes the file number of the last image and assigns the
consecutive file number to the next image, even when a new memory card is inserted.
(If a higher file number already exists on the memory card, the consecutive number
will be assigned.) There will be no duplication of file numbers. This is useful for
organizing images on a computer.
*
* Only when playing back a tape.
MENU
(
23)
RECORDING SETUP
FILE NOS.••••CONTINUOUS
To change the setting, open the menu and select [RECORDING SETUP]. Select [FILE
NOS.], set it to [RESET] and close the menu.
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Recording Still Images on a Memory Card
You can record still images directly on the memory card. You can also record still images on the memory
card simultaneously while recording video on the tape and capture still images while playing back a tape.
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PHOTO button
PHOTO button
/
(card/tape)
switch
CARD access indicator
1. Turn the
dial to a recording program and move the
.
2. Press the PHOTO button halfway.
/
(card/tape) switch to
• The
symbol turns green once the focus is adjusted. The picture may appear out
of focus for a moment while the camcorder is focusing.
• While the PHOTO button is half-pressed you can also use the focusing ring to adjust
the focus.
• Exposure is locked.
• When you press the PHOTO button on the wireless controller, recording starts
immediately.
3. Press the PHOTO button fully.
• The
symbol disappears.
• The CARD access indicator flashes and the card access display appears.
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Using a Memory Card
 When you are using an SDHC memory card or SD Memory Card, make sure that the protect switch
is set to allow recording. If you attempt to record a still image on a write-protected memory card the
message “THE CARD IS SET FOR ERASURE PREVENTION” will be displayed.
 Do not turn off the camcorder, change the position of the /
(card/tape) switch or the
dial or remove the memory card while the CARD access indicator is flashing. Doing so could result
in data damage.
 When the Focus-Priority mode is set to [ON] in the custom function file ( 84):
When you press the PHOTO button fully before the
symbol turns green, it may take up to 2
seconds (4 seconds in the Night recording program) until the focus is adjusted.
If the subject is not suitable for autofocus, the camcorder locks the focus. In that case, adjust the
focus manually with the focusing ring.
 When the Focus-Priority mode is set to [OFF] in the custom function file ( 84):
In step 2,
turns green, and focus and exposure are locked.
 About the Power Save function:
In
mode: In order to save power when the camcorder is powered with a battery
pack, the camcorder will automatically enter the power save mode if you do not operate it for 5
minutes. With the [POWER SAVE] option in the custom function file ( 85) you can select if the
power will be turned off (set it to [ON]) or not (set it to [OFF]).
If you set the power save option to [ON] and the camcorder automatically powered off, in order to
resume recording press the STANDBY button or turn the
dial to OFF and then back to a
recording mode.
Recording a Still Image on a Memory Card While Recording Movies on a
Tape
With the customized functions ( 79) you can select to activate the simultaneous recording of a still
image while recording movies on the tape. If you select [ON+CP DATA] you can also save the custom
preset settings currently in use along embedded within the still image. This is very useful when you want
to load the custom preset file later by selecting the still image captured from a specific scene.
1. Activate the simultaneous recording of still images with the custom function settings
( 84).
2. While you are recording the movie, press the PHOTO button.
appears if you press the PHOTO button while [SIMULT.IMG.REC] is set to [OFF].
Capturing a Still Image from a Tape
With the customized functions (
playback pause.
79) you can select to activate the capturing of a still image during
1. Activate the capturing of still images with the custom function settings ( 84).
2. In playback pause, press the PHOTO button to record the frame as a still image on the
memory card.
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Screen Displays during Still Image Recording
Image Quality and Size
Indicates the quality and size currently selected for
recording still images.
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Remaining Card Capacity for Still Images
flashing in red: No card
in green: 6 or more images
in yellow: 1 to 5 images
in red: No more images
Metering Method Icon ( 114)
Indicates the metering mode currently selected for
recording still images.
Drive Mode Icon ( 112)
Indicates the drive mode currently selected for
recording still images.
• The indication may not decrease even though a
recording has been made, or may decrease by 2
images at once.
• All indicators are displayed in green when a memory
card is played back.
“
” Card Access Display
Indicates that the camcorder is writing on the memory
card.
Using a Memory Card
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Selecting the Drive Mode
Continuous Shooting
High-Speed Continuous
AEB
(Auto Exposure Bracketing)
Single
Captures a quick series of still images while you hold the PHOTO button
pressed down. For the number of frames per second, refer to the table
below.
The camcorder records a still image in three different exposures (dark,
normal, light in 1/2 EV steps).
Records a single still image when you press the PHOTO button.
DRIVE MODE
button
PHOTO button
Changing the Drive Mode
1. Set the
dial to a recording program other than
and move the
tape) switch to
.
2. Press the DRIVE MODE button to switch between the drive modes.
/
(card/
The setting changes with each press of the button.
Continuous Shooting/High-Speed Continuous Shooting
Press and hold the PHOTO button.
A series of still images will be recorded as long as you hold the PHOTO button pressed down.
Maximum number of continuous shots at one time:
Frames per Second
Normal speed
High speed
2.5 frames
4.1 frames
Maximum Number of
Continuous Shots
60 images
- These figures are approximate and vary with the recording conditions and subjects.
- Sufficient space on the memory card is required. The continuous shooting will stop when the card is
full.
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Auto Exposure Bracketing
Press the PHOTO button.
Three still images in different exposures are recorded to the memory card.
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Make sure that there is sufficient space on the memory card.
Using a Memory Card
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Selecting the Metering Method
EVALUATIVE
CENT.WEIGHT.AVERAGE
SPOT
Appropriate for standard shooting conditions, including backlit scenes.
The camcorder divides images into several zones for light metering. It
evaluates the position and brightness of the subject, background, direct
light or backlight, and adjusts the exposure of the main subject
accordingly.
Averages the light metered from the entire screen, giving more weight
to the subject in the center.
Meters the area within the spot AE point frame.
button
PHOTO button
1. Set the
2. Press the
dial to
button.
, Tv, Av or M, and move the
/
(card/tape) switch to
• The setting changes with each press of the button.
• The symbol of the currently selected setting is displayed.
• If you selected
(SPOT), the AE point frame
appears in the center of the screen.
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.
Using an Optional Flash
You can use E-TTL II compatible Canon Speedlite flashes designed for use with Canon SLR cameras,
including the 420EX/430EX/550EX/580EX models, to record natural still images under low light
conditions. Refer also to the instruction manual of the Speedlite flash.
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Connecting a Speedlite Flash
 When connecting a Canon Speedlite flash you cannot use the Off-Camera Shoe Cord designed for
Canon EOS SLR cameras.
 Always turn off the camcorder when connecting or detaching the flash.
1. Insert the mounting foot of the flash straight, fully into the hot shoe.
2. Tighten the locking ring.
As you turn the locking ring, the locking pin will come out and lock the flash in position.
To detach the flash:
Turn the locking ring all the way to the opposite direction. Verify that the locking pin was released and only
then detach the flash from the advanced accessory shoe.
Using the Flash
1. Set the
dial to a recording mode other than M and turn on the flash.
• While the Speedlite flash is charging, the indicator will flash in white. Once charged, the
stay on in green.
• If the indicator keeps flashing in white for a long time, replace the flash’s batteries.
indicator will
2. Press the PHOTO button to record a still image.
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Using a Memory Card
 Wait until the flash is charged before recording the still image. You can record a still image while the
flash is charging, but the flash will not go off.
 Turn off the Speedlite flash when you are not using it.
 The flash will not go off during exposure lock and in the M Manual mode.
 While using the flash, the shutter speeds that can be set in Tv mode are 1/4 - 1/500.
 The camcorder does not support the Bounce Flash function or the Wireless Multiple Flash System
function of the Speedlite 420EX/430EX/550EX/580EX flashes.
 The camcorder does not support the ST-E2 Wireless Speedlite Flash Transmitter or the Wireless
Master/Slave Control function of the Speedlite 420EX/430EX/550EX/580EX flashes.
 When recording under very dark conditions, as you keep the PHOTO button pressed halfway the
AF assist lamp of the Speedlite flash may light on (when recording using the autofocus and with
[FOCUS PRIORITY] set to [ON]).
 The Speedlite flash will not go off when the drive mode is set to Auto Exposure Bracketing.
Reviewing a Still Image Right after Recording
You can select to display a still image for 2, 4, 6, 8 or 10 seconds after it has been recorded.
MENU
(
23)
CAMERA SETUP
REVIEW •••••••2SEC
Open the menu and select [CAMERA SETUP]. Select [REVIEW], select a setting option
and close the menu.
 A still image is displayed as long as you hold the PHOTO button after recording.
 The still image operations menu appears when you press the SELECT/SET dial while you are
reviewing a still image, or when you press the SELECT/SET dial right after recording. In this menu,
you can protect ( 120) or erase (
119) the image.
 [REVIEW] cannot be selected when
(continuous shooting),
(high-speed continuous
shooting) or
(auto exposure bracketing) is selected.
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Playing Back Still Images from a Memory
Card
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dial
/
(card/tape)
switch
– button
SLIDESHOW
button
+ button
1. Turn the
2. Press the
dial to
and move the / (card/tape) switch to
+ / – button to move between images.
.
 Images not recorded with this camcorder, uploaded from a computer, edited on a computer and
images whose file names have been changed may not be played back correctly.
 Do not turn off the camcorder, change the position of the /
(card/tape) switch or the
dial, open the memory card cover or remove the memory card while the CARD access indicator is
flashing. Doing so could result in data damage.
Slideshow
Press the SLIDESHOW button.
• Images are played back one after another.
• Press the button again to stop the slideshow.
Using a Memory Card
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Index Screen
1. Move the zoom lever toward W.
Up to 6 images appear.
2. Turn the SELECT/SET dial to select an image.
• Move the “
” to the image you wish to view.
• You can switch between the index pages by pressing the
+ / – button.
3. Move the zoom lever toward T or press the SELECT/SET dial.
The index screen is cancelled and the selected image is displayed.
Image Jump Function
You can locate images without displaying them one by one. The number in the upper right of the screen
indicates the image number of the current image out of the total number of images.
Press and hold the
+ / – button.
When you release the button, the image of the displayed image number appears.
Displaying the Recording Data
You can select whether to display all the recording data stored when the still image was recorded
(histogram, camera information, etc.).
Repeatedly press the DISP. button to display the recording data.
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Erasing Images
You can erase images one at a time or all at once.
 Be careful when erasing images. Erased images cannot be recovered.
 Erasing a still image that had a custom preset file embedded (recorded with the [ON+CP DATA]
setting) will erase the image and the embedded custom preset file.
Protected images (
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120) cannot be erased.
Erasing a Single Image
1. Select the image you wish to erase.
2. Press the SELECT/SET dial to open the still image operations menu.
In
mode, the menu appears when you press the SELECT/SET dial while you are
reviewing a still image, or if you press the SELECT/SET dial immediately after recording an image.
3. Select [IMAGE ERASE].
4. Select [ERASE].
The image is erased and the previous image appears.
5. Select [
CLOSE] to close the menu.
Erasing All Images
MENU
(
23)
CARD OPERATIONS
ERASE ALL IMAGES
1. Open the menu and select [CARD OPERATIONS].
2. Select [ERASE ALL IMAGES].
3. Select [YES] and close the menu.
All still images except the protected ones are erased.
Using a Memory Card
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Protecting Images
You can protect important images from accidental erasure when displaying a single image or the index
screen.
If a memory card is initialized, all still images, even protected ones, will be erased permanently.
1. Select the image you wish to protect.
2. Press the SELECT/SET dial to open the still image operations menu.
In
mode, the menu appears when you press the SELECT/SET dial while you are
reviewing a still image, or if you press the SELECT/SET dial immediately after recording an image.
3. Select [ PROTECT].
4. Select [ON].
“
” appears and now the image cannot be erased. To remove the protection select [OFF] instead.
5. Select [
CLOSE] to close the menu.
Protecting during Index Screen Display
MENU
(
23)
CARD OPERATIONS
PROTECT
1. Move the zoom lever toward W.
• Up to 6 images appear.
• Select the image you wish to protect.
2. Open the menu and select [CARD OPERATIONS]. Select [
the SELECT/SET dial.
PROTECT] and press
•
appears on the image.
• Select additional images with the SELECT/SET dial and protect them in the same way.
3. Close the menu to return to the index screen.
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Initializing a Memory Card
Initialize new memory cards, or when you get the message “CARD ERROR”. You can also initialize a
memory card to erase all data recorded on it. The regular initialization option [INITIALIZE] will clear the
file allocation table but will not physically erase the stored data. If you need to completely erase all the
data, select instead the complete initialization option [COMPL.INIT.].
E
 Initializing a memory card erases all data, including protected images and custom preset files.
 Images and custom preset files erased through the card initialization cannot be recovered.
 We recommend using the [COMPL.INIT.] option when you feel that the time it takes to record an
image on or read an image from the memory card has become too long.
 Depending on the memory card, the complete initialization may take up to a few minutes.
 If you use a memory card other than the supplied one, initialize it with the camcorder.
MENU
(
23)
CARD OPERATIONS
INITIALIZE
1. Open the menu and select [CARD OPERATIONS].
2. Select [INITIALIZE] and select the regular or the complete initialization.
3. [INITIALIZE]: Select [YES].
[COMPL.INIT.]: Select [YES] and, in the confirmation screen, select [YES] again.
• The card initialization starts.
• The complete initialization can be canceled halfway through by pressing the SELECT/SET dial. All the
image files will be erased and the memory card can be used without any problem.
Using a Memory Card
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Print Order Settings
You can select still images for printing and set the number of copies. These print order settings are
compatible with the Digital Print Order Format (DPOF) standards and can be used for printing on DPOF
compatible printers. A maximum of 998 still images can be selected.
Selecting Still Images for Printing (Print Order)
1.
2.
3.
4.
Select the still image you wish to print.
Press the SELECT/SET dial to open the still image operations menu.
Select [ PRINT ORDER].
Select the number of copies.
•
appears on the image.
• To cancel the print order, set the number of copies to 0.
5. Select [
CLOSE] to close the menu.
Selecting in Index Screen Display
MENU
(
23)
CARD OPERATIONS
PRINT ORDER
1. Move the zoom lever toward W.
• Up to 6 images appear.
• Select the image you wish to print.
2. Open the menu and select [CARD OPERATIONS]. Select [
PRINT ORDER].
3. Press the SELECT/SET dial and set the number of copies with the SELECT/SET dial.
•
appears on the image.
• To cancel the print order, set the number of copies to 0.
4. Close the menu to return to the index screen.
Erasing All Print Orders
MENU
(
23)
CARD OPERATIONS
PRINT ORD.ALL ERASE
1. Open the menu and select [CARD OPERATIONS].
2. Select [ PRINT ORD.ALL ERASE] and select [YES].
All
disappear.
3. Close the menu.
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Settings Retained at Power Off or STANDBY
Mode
Additional Information
The following list shows the settings that are retained when you turn the power off or press the
STANDBY button. If the built-in lithium button battery discharges completely, all settings will be erased.
/
Modes
Power Off
STANDBY Mode
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Changing between
HD and SD*
Shutter speed setting in Tv mode
Aperture setting in Av mode
Aperture, shutter speed setting in Manual mode
Custom white balance
Exposure lock
Returns to off
Aperture, shutter speed setting during exposure lock
Reset
MENU settings
MENU settings
TV SCREEN on/off
On-screen display settings
Zero set memory*
*
mode only.
The following list shows the settings that are retained when you change the programmed AE mode or
frame rate.
/
Modes
When you change to a
recording program
other than
Easy Recording
When you change to
Easy Recording
When you change the
frame rate*
Shutter speed setting in Tv mode
Aperture setting in Av mode
Aperture, shutter speed setting in Manual
mode
Custom white balance
Exposure lock
Aperture, shutter speed setting during
exposure lock
MENU setting
Returns to off
Reset
Additional Information
MENU settings
TV SCREEN on/off
On-screen display settings
*
mode only.
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Menu Options and Default Settings
Default settings are shown in boldface.
CAMERA MENU
Submenu
SIGNAL SETUP
Menu Item
TIME CODE
CAMERA SETUP
GENLCK ADJST
SIGNAL STD
FRAME RATE
COMP. OUT
SDI OUTPUT*
SDI SPEC.*
AE SHIFT
GAIN SETTING
AF MODE
IMG STAB
SKIN DETAIL
SKY DETAIL
COLOR CORR.
F SPEED PSET
CLEAR SCAN
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*
Setting Options
COUNT-UP
REC-RUN, REC-RUN PS.,
FREE-RUN
START VALUE SET, RESET
-1023 – 1023
HD, SD16:9, SD4:3
50i, 25F
576i, 1080i/576i
ON, OFF
AUTO, SD LOCKED
-2.0, -1.5, -1.25, -1.0, -0.75, -0.5, -0.25, ±0,
+0.25, +0.5, +0.75, +1.0, +1.25, +1.5, +2.0
GAIN L
-3dB, ±0dB, 3dB, 6dB, 12dB, 18dB,
36dB
GAIN M
-3dB, ±0dB, 3dB, 6dB, 12dB, 18dB,
36dB
GAIN H
-3dB, ±0dB, 3dB, 6dB, 12dB, 18dB,
36dB
INSTANT AF, NORMAL AF
ON
, OFF
EFFECT LEVEL OFF, LOW
, MIDDLE
,
HIGH
HUE
CHROMA
AREA
Y LEVEL
SOFT
, OFF
CORRECT
OFF, A , B , A&B
A AREA SEL.
COLOR PHASE, CHROMA, AREA,
Y LEVEL
A AREA REV.
R GAIN, B GAIN
B AREA SEL.
COLOR PHASE, CHROMA, AREA,
Y LEVEL
B AREA REV.
R GAIN, B GAIN
LOW, MIDDLE, HIGH
only.
39
40
29
38
94
93
93
55
56
33
47
63
64
61
36
65
CAMERA MENU (cont.)
Submenu
RECORDING
SETUP
AUDIO SETUP
DISPLAY SETUP/
Setting Options
SP, LP
INT. USR-BIT, EXT. USR-BIT
00 00 00 00, TIME, DATE
SUPER FINE,
FINE,
NORMAL
FILE NOS.
DV AUDIO*
AUD.M.SET
MIC MODE
MIC SENS.
XLR INPUT
XLR GAIN UP
CVF SETUP
RESET, CONTINUOUS
16bit, 12bit
NORMAL, LINE OUT
NORMAL, VOICE
, WS
NORMAL, HIGH
ON XLR, OFF
OFF, 12dB
BRIGHTNESS
CONTRAST
COLOR
SHARPNESS
BACKLIGHT
BRIGHT, NORMAL
BRIGHTNESS
CONTRAST
COLOR
SHARPNESS
BACKLIGHT
BRIGHT, NORMAL
ON, OFF
ON, OFF
DEUTSCH, ENGLISH, ESPAÑOL, FRANÇAIS,
ITALIANO, POLSKI,
,
,
OFF, LEVEL MARK., CENT. MARK., GRID
OFF, 4:3, 13:9, 14:9, 1.66:1, 1.75:1, 1.85:1, 2.35:1
OFF, 80%, 90%
ON, OFF
70, 75, 80, 85, 90, 95, 100
ON, OFF
ON, OFF
OFF, CUSTOM KEYS, D/T DISPLAY
ON, OFF
TIME CODE, INDEX WRITE, ZEBRA, VCR STOP, TV
SCREEN, TC HOLD, AUDIO LEVEL, CVF+LCD BW,
MAGN.B.LOCK, SHTR D.LOCK, (NONE)
TIME CODE, INDEX WRITE, ZEBRA, VCR STOP, TV
SCREEN, TC HOLD, AUDIO LEVEL, CVF+LCD BW,
MAGN.B.LOCK, SHTR D.LOCK, CP BKWD KEY,
(NONE)
T.ZONE/DST
DATE/TIME
DATE FORMAT Y.M.D. 2006.1.1 AM12:00
M.D.Y. JAN.1.2006 12:00AM
D.M.Y. 1.JAN.2006 12:00AM
ON
, OFF
DISABLED, ACTIVE
DISABLED, ACTIVE
NO, YES
CVF+LCD BW
CVF+LCD ON
LANGUAGE
MARKERS
ASPECT GUIDE
SAFETY ZONE
ZEBRA
ZEBRA LEVEL
TV SCREEN
AUDIO LEVEL
GUIDE INFO
UB DISPLAY
CUSTOM KEY 1
CUSTOM KEY 2
D/TIME SET
DV CONTROL
MAGN.B.LOCK
SHTR D.LOCK
RESET ALL
HD or SD16:9
SD4:3
LW 1920x1080, SW 848x480
L 1440x1080, S 640x480
71
42
42
107
107
E
108
43
45
43
45
44
44
16
17
18
18
71
28
28
28
60
60
86
45
27
42
67
24
71
70
–
–
–
125
Additional Information
Menu Item
DV REC MODE*
UB REC
UB SELECT
IMG QUALITY
IMAGE SIZE
LCD SETUP
SYSTEM SETUP/
*Only in Standard Definition (SD).
CAMERA MENU (cont.)
Submenu
CUSTOMIZE
CUSTOM
PRESET
Menu Item
Setting Options
EDIT
SELECT CP
TUNE
RENAME
PROTECT
RESET
Setting Items:
GAMMA
KNEE
BLACK
CAMERA
CARD
126
CARD
CAMERA
MASTER PED.
SETUP LEVEL
SHARPNESS
H DTL FREQ
DTL HV BALANCE
CORING
NR1
NR2
COLOR MAT.
COLOR GAIN
COLOR PHASE
R GAIN
G GAIN
B GAIN
RG MATRIX
RB MATRIX
GR MATRIX
GB MATRIX
BR MATRIX
BG MATRIX
SELECT CP
SAVE POSITION
EXECUTE
IMPORT
SELECT POSITION
EXECUTE
1 PRESET_A,
2 PRESET_B,
3 PRESET_C,
4 PRESET_D,
5 PRESET_E,
6 PRESET_F,
7 VIDEO.C,
8 CINE.V,
9 CINE.F
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NORMAL, CINE1, CINE2
AUTO, LOW, MIDDLE,
HIGH
STRETCH, MIDDLE,
PRESS
-9 ~ 9
-9 ~ 9
-9 ~ 9
LOW, MIDDLE, HIGH
-9 ~ 9
-9 ~ 9
OFF, LOW, MIDDLE, HIGH
OFF, LOW, MIDDLE, HIGH
NORMAL, CINE1, CINE2
-50 ~ 50
-9 ~ 9
-50 ~ 50
-50 ~ 50
-50 ~ 50
-50 ~ 50
-50 ~ 50
-50 ~ 50
-50 ~ 50
-50 ~ 50
-50 ~ 50
77
78
CAMERA MENU (cont.)
Submenu
CUSTOMIZE
CUSTOM
FUNCTION
Menu Item
Setting Options
C.Fn1, C.Fn2,
C.Fn3
APPLY THIS SET
TUNE
SAVE TO CARD
READ FROM CARD
RESET
Setting Items:
SHCKLSS WB/GN
AE RESPONSE
HIGH-SPEED ZOOM
FOCUS RING CTRL
BUTTONS OPER.
RINGS DIRECTION
DIALS DIRECTION
FOCUS PRIORITY
SIMULT.IMG.REC
MARKER LEVEL
F.AST BW-MOD
OBJ DST UNIT
ZOOM INDICATOR
COLOR BARS
1kHZ TONE
WIRELESS REMOTE
POWER SAVE
TALLY LAMP
LED
BEEP
CHARACTER REC
80
79
80
80
80
82
E
00 – 03
00 – 02
00 (OFF) – 01 (ON)
00 (NORMAL) – 01 (SLOW)
00 – 15
00 – 07
00 – 03
00 (OFF) – 01 (ON)
00 – 02
00 – 07
00 – 03
00 (meter) – 01 (ft.)
00 (BAR) – 01 (NUMBER)
00 (TYPE 1) – 01 (TYPE 2)
00 – 02
00 – 02
00 (OFF) – 01 (ON)
00 – 02
00 – 02
00 – 02
00 (OFF) – 01 (ON)
Additional Information
127
CAMERA MENU (cont.)
Submenu
CUSTOMIZE
CUSTOM
DISPLAY
128
Menu Item
TUNE
SAVE TO CARD
READ FROM CARD
RESET
Setting Items:
Setting Options
REC PROGRAMS
CAMERA DATA1
CAMERA DATA2
ZOOM
FOCUS
ND
IMAGE EFFECTS
F.ASSIST FUNC.
CUSTOMIZE
RECORDING STD
DV REC MODE
FRAME RATE
TAPE
TAPE REMAINDER
TAPE/CARD
LIGHT METERING
CARD
CARD REMAINDER
AUDIO
CONDENSATION
BATTERY
WIRELESS REMOTE
00 (OFF) – 01 (ON)
00 – 07 [03]
00 – 07
00 – 02 [01]
00 – 02 [01]
00 (OFF) – 01 (ON)
00 – 07
00 – 03
00 – 03
00 (OFF) – 01 (ON)
00 (OFF) – 01 (ON)
00 (OFF) – 01 (ON)
00 – 07 [03]
00 – 02
00 – 03
00 – 03
00 – 07 [03]
00 – 02
00 – 07
00 (OFF) – 01 (ON)
00 – 02
00 – 02
86
87
87
87
87
*Only in Standard Definition (SD).
**
only.
VCR/PLAY MENU
Submenu
SIGNAL SETUP
RECORDING
SETUP
AUDIO SETUP
Menu Item
TIME CODE
PLAYBACK STD
COMP. OUT
SDI OUTPUT**
SDI SPEC.**
AV
DV
HD DOWN-CONV
LETTERBOX
DV REC MOD*
UB SELECT
IMG QUALITY
HD IMG SIZE
FILE NOS.
SEL AUDIO CH
AUD.M.SET
MIX BALANCE
DV AUDIO
Setting Options
COUNT-UP
REC-RUN, REC-RUN PS.,
FREE-RUN
START VALUE SET, RESET
HDV/DV IN
REGEN., COPY
AUTO, HDV, DV
576i, 1080i/576i
ON, OFF
AUTO, SD LOCKED
ON, OFF
ON, OFF
ON, OFF
SP, LP
00 00 00 00, TIME, DATE
SUPER FINE,
FINE,
NORMAL
LW 1920x1080, SW 848x480
RESET, CONTINUOUS
CH 1/3 /CH 2/4 , CH 1/3 /CH 1/3 , CH 2/4 /CH 2/4
CH 1/2 , CH 3/4 , MIX/FIXED, MIX/VAR.
1/2
3/4
16bit, 12bit
39
E
39
103
91
94
93
93
105
94
93
71
42
107
107
108
97
97
97
43
HD DOWN-CONV.: Selects whether to down-convert the video signal output from the HDV/DV terminal while
playing back a tape recorded in HDV standard.
Standard of the tape [HD DOWN-CONV]
being played back
Setting
HDV
DV
[ON]
[OFF]
[ON]
[OFF]
[AUTO]
DV
HDV
DV
DV
[PLAYBACK STD] Setting
[HDV]
DV
HDV
No output
No output
[DV]
No output
No output
DV
DV
The down-converted output video signal will always be 50 fps interlaced, regardless of the frame rate
of the original recording.
Even if the audio was originally recorded using all 4 channels (with another camcorder), only channels
1 and 2 will be output.
Additional Information
129
VCR/PLAY MENU (cont.)
Submenu
DISPLAY SETUP/
Menu Item
CVF SETUP
LCD SETUP
CVF+LCD BW
CVF+LCD ON
TV SCREEN
AUDIO LEVEL
LANGUAGE
CUSTOM KEY
DATA CODE
SYSTEM SETUP/
6 SEC.DATE
UB DISPLAY
CUSTOM KEY 1
CUSTOM KEY 2
D/TIME SET
RESET ALL
130
Setting Options
BRIGHTNESS
CONTRAST
COLOR
SHARPNESS
BACKLIGHT
BRIGHT, NORMAL
BRIGHTNESS
CONTRAST
COLOR
SHARPNESS
BACKLIGHT
BRIGHT, NORMAL
ON, OFF
ON, OFF
ON, OFF
ON, OFF
DEUTSCH, ENGLISH, ESPAÑOL, FRANÇAIS,
ITALIANO, POLSKI,
,
,
ON, OFF
DATE, TIME, DATE & TIME, CAMERA DATA,
CAM. & D/T
ON, OFF
ON, OFF
TIME CODE, TV SCREEN, DATA CODE, AUDIO
LEVEL, TC HOLD, CVF+LCD BW, (NONE)
TIME CODE, TV SCREEN, DATA CODE, AUDIO
LEVEL, TC HOLD, CVF+LCD BW, (NONE)
T.ZONE/DST
DATE/TIME
DATE FORMAT Y.M.D. 2006.1.1 AM12:00
M.D.Y. JAN.1.2006 12:00AM
D.M.Y. 1.JAN.2006 12:00AM
NO, YES
16
17
18
18
86
45
71
66
101
101
42
67
24
71
–
VCR/PLAY MENU (cont.)
Submenu
CUSTOMIZE
CUSTOM
FUNCTION
Menu Item
Setting Options
C.Fn1, C.Fn2,
C.Fn3
APPLY THIS SET
TUNE
SAVE TO CARD
READ FROM CARD
RESET
Setting Items:
SHCKLSS WB/GN
AE RESPONSE
HIGH-SPEED ZOOM
FOCUS RING CTRL
BUTTONS OPER.
RINGS DIRECTION
DIALS DIRECTION
FOCUS PRIORITY
SIMULT.IMG.REC
MARKER LEVEL
F.AST BW-MOD
OBJ DST UNIT
ZOOM INDICATOR
COLOR BARS
1kHZ TONE
WIRELESS REMOTE
POWER SAVE
TALLY LAMP
LED
BEEP
CHARACTER REC
80
79
80
80
80
82
E
00 – 03
00 – 02
00 (OFF) – 01 (ON)
00 (NORMAL) – 01 (SLOW)
00 – 15
00 – 07
00 – 03
00 (OFF) – 01 (ON)
00 – 02
00 – 07
00 – 03
00 (meter) – 01 (ft.)
00 (BAR) – 01 (NUMBER)
00 (TYPE 1) – 01 (TYPE 2)
00 – 02
00 – 02
00 (OFF) – 01 (ON)
00 – 02
00 – 02
00 – 02
00 (OFF) – 01 (ON)
Additional Information
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CARD CAMERA MENU
Submenu
SIGNAL SETUP
CAMERA SETUP
Menu Item
GENLCK ADJUST
COMP. OUT
SDI OUTPUT*
SDI SPEC.*
AE SHIFT
GAIN SETTING
AF MODE
IMG STAB
SKIN DETAIL
SKY DETAIL
COLOR CORR.
RECORDING
SETUP
AUDIO SETUP
132
F SPEED PSET
REVIEW
IMG QUALITY
IMAGE SIZE
FILE NOS.
MIC MODE
MIC SENS.
XLR INPUT
XLR GAIN UP
*
Setting Options
-1023 – 1023
576i, 1080i/576i
ON, OFF
AUTO, SD LOCKED
-2.0, -1.5, -1.25, -1.0, -0.75, -0.5, -0.25, ±0,
+0.25, +0.5, +0.75, +1.0, +1.25, +1.5, +2.0
GAIN L
-3dB, ±0dB, 3dB, 6dB, 12dB, 18dB
GAIN M
-3dB, ±0dB, 3dB, 6dB, 12dB, 18dB
GAIN H
-3dB, ±0dB, 3dB, 6dB, 12dB, 18dB
INSTANT AF, NORMAL AF
ON
, OFF
EFFECT LEVEL OFF, LOW
, MIDDLE
,
HIGH
HUE
CHROMA
AREA
Y LEVEL
SOFT
, OFF
CORRECT
OFF, A , B , A&B
A AREA SEL.
COLOR PHASE, CHROMA, AREA,
Y LEVEL
A AREA REV.
R GAIN, B GAIN
B AREA SEL.
COLOR PHASE, CHROMA, AREA,
Y LEVEL
B AREA REV.
R GAIN, B GAIN
LOW, MIDDLE, HIGH
OFF, 2 sec., 4 sec., 6 sec., 8 sec., 10 sec.
SUPER FINE,
FINE,
NORMAL
LW 1920x1080, SW 848x480, L 1440x1080, S 640x480
RESET, CONTINUOUS
NORMAL, VOICE
, WS
NORMAL, HIGH
ON XLR, OFF
OFF, 12dB
only.
40
94
93
93
55
56
33
47
63
64
61
36
116
107
107
108
43
45
44
44
CARD CAMERA MENU (cont.)
Submenu
DISPLAY SETUP/
Menu Item
CVF SETUP
LCD SETUP
CVF+LCD BW
CVF+LCD ON
LANGUAGE
SYSTEM SETUP/
MARKERS
ZEBRA
ZEBRA LEVEL
TV SCREEN
GUIDE INFO
CUSTOM KEY 1
CUSTOM KEY 2
D/TIME SET
MAGN.B.LOCK
SHTR D.LOCK
RESET ALL
Setting Options
BRIGHTNESS
CONTRAST
COLOR
SHARPNESS
BACKLIGHT
BRIGHT, NORMAL
BRIGHTNESS
CONTRAST
COLOR
SHARPNESS
BACKLIGHT
BRIGHT, NORMAL
ON, OFF
ON, OFF
DEUTSCH, ENGLISH, ESPAÑOL, FRANÇAIS,
ITALIANO, POLSKI,
,
,
OFF, LEVEL MARK., CENT. MARK., GRID
ON, OFF
70, 75, 80, 85, 90, 95, 100
ON, OFF
OFF, CUSTOM KEYS, D/T DISPLAY
ZEBRA, TV SCREEN, CVF+LCD BW, MAGN.B.LOCK,
SHTR D.LOCK, (NONE)
ZEBRA, TV SCREEN, CVF+LCD BW, MAGN.B.LOCK,
SHTR D.LOCK, CP BKWD KEY, (NONE)
T.ZONE/DST
DATE/TIME
DATE FORMAT Y.M.D. 2006.1.1 AM12:00
M.D.Y. JAN.1.2006 12:00AM
D.M.Y. 1.JAN.2006 12:00AM
DISABLED, ACTIVE
DISABLED, ACTIVE
NO, YES
16
E
17
18
18
71
28
60
60
86
27
67
24
71
–
–
–
Additional Information
133
CARD CAMERA MENU (cont.)
Submenu
CUSTOMIZE
CUSTOM
PRESET
Menu Item
Setting Options
EDIT
SELECT CP
TUNE
RENAME
PROTECT
RESET
Setting Items:
KNEE
BLACK
CAMERA
CARD
134
CARD
CAMERA
SHARPNESS
H DTL FREQ
DTL HV BALANCE
CORING
COLOR GAIN
COLOR PHASE
R GAIN
G GAIN
B GAIN
RG MATRIX
RB MATRIX
GR MATRIX
GB MATRIX
BR MATRIX
BG MATRIX
SELECT CP
SAVE POSITION
EXECUTE
IMPORT
SELECT POSITION
EXECUTE
1 PRESET_A,
2 PRESET_B,
3 PRESET_C,
4 PRESET_D,
5 PRESET_E,
6 PRESET_F,
7 VIDEO.C,
8 CINE.V,
9 CINE.F
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AUTO, LOW, MIDDLE,
HIGH
STRETCH, MIDDLE,
PRESS
-9 ~ 9
LOW, MIDDLE, HIGH
-9 ~ 9
-9 ~ 9
-50 ~ 50
-9 ~ 9
-50 ~ 50
-50 ~ 50
-50 ~ 50
-50 ~ 50
-50 ~ 50
-50 ~ 50
-50 ~ 50
-50 ~ 50
-50 ~ 50
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CARD CAMERA MENU (cont.)
Submenu
CUSTOMIZE
CUSTOM
FUNCTION
Menu Item
Setting Options
C.Fn1, C.Fn2,
C.Fn3
APPLY THIS SET
TUNE
SAVE TO CARD
READ FROM CARD
RESET
Setting Items:
SHCKLSS WB/GN
AE RESPONSE
HIGH-SPEED ZOOM
FOCUS RING CTRL
BUTTONS OPER.
RINGS DIRECTION
DIALS DIRECTION
FOCUS PRIORITY
SIMULT.IMG.REC
MARKER LEVEL
F.AST BW-MOD
OBJ DST UNIT
ZOOM INDICATOR
COLOR BARS
1kHZ TONE
WIRELESS REMOTE
POWER SAVE
TALLY LAMP
LED
BEEP
CHARACTER REC
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79
80
80
80
82
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00 – 03
00 – 02
00 (OFF) – 01 (ON)
00 (NORMAL) – 01 (SLOW)
00 – 15
00 – 07
00 – 03
00 (OFF) – 01 (ON)
00 – 02
00 – 07
00 – 03
00 (meter) – 01 (ft.)
00 (BAR) – 01 (NUMBER)
00 (TYPE 1) – 01 (TYPE 2)
00 – 02
00 – 02
00 (OFF) – 01 (ON)
00 – 02
00 – 02
00 – 02
00 (OFF) – 01 (ON)
Additional Information
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CARD CAMERA MENU (cont.)
Submenu
CUSTOMIZE
CUSTOM
DISPLAY
136
Menu Item
TUNE
SAVE TO CARD
READ FROM CARD
RESET
Setting Items:
Setting Options
REC PROGRAMS
CAMERA DATA1
CAMERA DATA2
ZOOM
FOCUS
ND
IMAGE EFFECTS
F.ASSIST FUNC.
CUSTOMIZE
RECORDING STD
DV REC MODE
FRAME RATE
TAPE
TAPE REMAINDER
TAPE/CARD
LIGHT METERING
CARD
CARD REMAINDER
AUDIO
CONDENSATION
BATTERY
WIRELESS REMOTE
00 (OFF) – 01 (ON)
00 – 07 [03]
00 – 07
00 – 02 [01]
00 – 02 [01]
00 (OFF) – 01 (ON)
00 – 07
00 – 03
00 – 03
00 (OFF) – 01 (ON)
00 (OFF) – 01 (ON)
00 (OFF) – 01 (ON)
00 – 07 [03]
00 – 02
00 – 03
00 – 03
00 – 07 [03]
00 – 02
00 – 07
00 (OFF) – 01 (ON)
00 – 02
00 – 02
86
87
87
87
87
CARD VCR/PLAY MENU
Submenu
SIGNAL SETUP
*
only.
94
93
93
122
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119
121
119
120
122
117
16
17
18
18
86
66
71
67
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71
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Additional Information
Menu Item
Setting Options
COMP. OUT
576i, 1080i/576i
ON, OFF
SDI OUTPUT*
AUTO, SD LOCKED
SDI SPEC.*
CARD OPERATIONS
PRINT ORD. ALL NO, YES
ERASE
ERASE ALL IMAGES NO, YES
INITIALIZE
CANCEL, INITIALIZE, COMPL.INIT.
After pressing the SET button while displaying a still image:
IMAGE ERASE
CANCEL, ERASE
PROTECT
OFF, ON
PRINT ORDER
0 ~ 99 COPIES
SLIDESHOW
CANCEL, START
DISPLAY SETUP/
CVF SETUP
BRIGHTNESS
CONTRAST
COLOR
SHARPNESS
BACKLIGHT
BRIGHT, NORMAL
LCD SETUP
BRIGHTNESS
CONTRAST
COLOR
SHARPNESS
BACKLIGHT
BRIGHT, NORMAL
CVF+LCD BW
ON, OFF
CVF+LCD ON
ON, OFF
TV SCREEN
ON, OFF
CUSTOM KEY
ON, OFF
LANGUAGE
DEUTSCH, ENGLISH, ESPAÑOL, FRANÇAIS,
ITALIANO, POLSKI,
,
,
CUSTOM KEY 1
TV SCREEN, CVF+LCD BW, (NONE)
SYSTEM SETUP/
CUSTOM KEY 2
TV SCREEN, CVF+LCD BW, (NONE)
D/TIME SET
T.ZONE/DST
DATE/TIME
DATE FORMAT Y.M.D. 2006.1.1 AM12:00
M.D.Y. JAN.1.2006 12:00AM
D.M.Y. 1.JAN.2006 12:00AM
RESET ALL
NO, YES
FIRMWARE
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CARD VCR/PLAY MENU (cont.)
Submenu
CUSTOMIZE
META DATA CP
Menu Item
CARD
CUSTOM
FUNCTION
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CAMERA
C.Fn1, C.Fn2,
C.Fn3
Setting Options
IMPORT
SELECT POSITION
EXECUTE
APPLY THIS SET
TUNE
SAVE TO CARD
READ FROM CARD
RESET
Setting Items:
SHCKLSS WB/GN
AE RESPONSE
HIGH-SPEED ZOOM
FOCUS RING CTRL
BUTTONS OPER.
RINGS DIRECTION
DIALS DIRECTION
FOCUS PRIORITY
SIMULT.IMG.REC
MARKER LEVEL
F.AST BW-MOD
OBJ DST UNIT
ZOOM INDICATOR
COLOR BARS
1kHZ TONE
WIRELESS REMOTE
POWER SAVE
TALLY LAMP
LED
BEEP
CHARACTER REC
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80
79
80
80
80
82
00 – 03
00 – 02
00 (OFF) – 01 (ON)
00 (NORMAL) – 01 (SLOW)
00 – 15
00 – 07
00 – 03
00 (OFF) – 01 (ON)
00 – 02
00 – 07
00 – 03
00 (meter) – 01 (ft.)
00 (BAR) – 01 (NUMBER)
00 (TYPE 1) – 01 (TYPE 2)
00 – 02
00 – 02
00 (OFF) – 01 (ON)
00 – 02
00 – 02
00 – 02
00 (OFF) – 01 (ON)
Screen Displays
Screen Displays during Recording
See also
E
27.
Tape operation
REC
STOP
PAUSE
EJECT
Remote sensor mode (
102)
Microphone mode (
43)/Simultaneous Still image
size/quality (
107)
SD Recording mode (
71)
Audio level indicator (
45)
Image stabilizer (
47)
Magnifying (
35)
Metering method (
114)
Drive mode (
112)
Still image size/quality (
107)
Available still images on the card (
107)
* In Manual mode.
** On-screen displays other than those marked in reverse: With the customized displays you can select whether the
icons/indicators will appear on the screen or not (
86).
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Additional Information
Zoom position/Zoom speed (
31)/ Exposure level (
53)
Programmed AE (
48)
Shutter speed* (
51, 53)
Aperture* (
52, 53)
Exposure lock (
54)/ AE shift (
55)
Sky detail (
64)/ White balance (
58)
Skin detail (
63)/Custom preset (
72)
Manual focus (
34)
Custom function (
79)/Color correction (
61)/
Peaking (
35)
Custom keys (
66)/ Date and time (
24)
Gain (
56)
Recording standard (
29)
Frame rate (
38)
Screen Displays during Playback
Date search (
100)/ Index search (
99)/
End search (
30)
Audio output (
97)
Audio monitor (
97)
Custom keys (
66)
Data code (
101)
Recording standard (
29)
Frame rate (
38)
Tape operation (
91)
REC
PAUSE
STOP
EJECT
PLAY
: Fast forward
: Rewind
: Fast forward playback/rewind playback
: u2 playback
: u1 playback
: Frame advance playback
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User bit (
42)
Audio level indicator (
45)
Custom function (
79)
Image protected (
120)
Custom preset data embedded with the still image (
Still image size/quality
Image number (
108)
Total number of still images (
107)
Histogram (
118)
Programmed AE (
48)/Still image size (
107)
Focus (
33)/ File size
Metering method (
114)/White balance (
58)/
Aperture* (
52, 53)
Exposure lock (
54)/ AE shift (
55)/
Shutter speed* (
51, 53)
Date and time of recording
77)
Side panel
Time code
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Time code setting
Time code
synchronization setting
Video output signal
from the HD/SD SDI Terminal
Tape has reached the end
Remaining battery charge
Genlock
Audio level indicator
Additional Information
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List of Messages
Message
SET THE TIME ZONE, DATE
AND TIME
CHANGE THE BATTERY
PACK
THE TAPE IS SET FOR
ERASURE PREVENTION
REMOVE THE CASSETTE
CHECK THE HDV/DV INPUT
CONDENSATION HAS BEEN
DETECTED
TAPE END
HEADS DIRTY, USE
CLEANING CASSETTE
NO CARD
NO IMAGES
CARD ERROR
CARD FULL
NAMING ERROR
UNIDENTIFIABLE IMAGE
THE CARD IS SET FOR
ERASURE PREVENTION
INCORRECT TAPE
SPECIFICATION PLAYBACK
IS RESTRICTED
INPUT SIGNAL NOT
SUPPORTED
PLAYBACK STD LOCKED
PLAYBACK IS RESTRICTED
PLAYBACK STD LOCKED
INCOMPATIBLE VIDEO INPUT
COPYRIGHT PROTECTED
PLAYBACK IS RESTRICTED
COPYRIGHT PROTECTED
DUBBING RESTRICTED
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Explanation
You have not set the time zone, date and time. This message appears each
time you turn the power on until you set the time zone, date and time.
Battery pack is exhausted. Replace or charge the battery pack.
Cassette is protected. Replace the cassette or change the position of the
protect switch.
Camcorder stopped operating to protect the tape. Remove the cassette and
reinsert it.
DV cable is not connected, or the connected digital device is turned off.
Condensation has been detected in the camcorder.
Tape reached the end. Rewind the tape or replace the cassette.
Video heads are dirty. Clean the video heads.
Memory card not is inserted into the camcorder.
No images are recorded on the memory card.
A memory card error occurred. The camcorder cannot record or play back the
image.
The error may be temporary. If the message disappears after 4 seconds an
“
” flashes red, turn the camcorder off, remove the card and reinsert the
card. If “
” changes to green, you can continue recording/playback.
No remaining capacity on the memory card. Replace with another card or
erase images.
The folder and file numbers have reached their maximum value.
Image is not recorded with JPEG compression, or with a compression not
compatible with the camcorder, or the image file is corrupted.
SD/SDHC memory card is set for erasure prevention. Replace the card or
change the position of the protect switch.
You attempted to play back a tape recorded in a standard different than the one
to which is the camcorder is set.
You attempted to input a video signal incompatible with the camcorder (for
example 720p).
When the playback standard is already set in the camcorder, you attempted to
play back a tape in a video standard different from that set.
When the playback standard is already set in the camcorder, you attempted to
input a video signal in a standard different from that set.
You attempted to play back a copyright protected tape.
You attempted to dub a copyright protected tape. May also appear when an
anomalous signal is received during analog line-in recording, or during analogdigital conversion of a copyright protected tape.
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103
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103
104
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Maintenance/Others
Camcorder Handling Precautions
Do not carry the camcorder by the viewfinder, the LCD panel, the microphone or its cable.
Do not leave the camcorder in places subject to high temperatures, such as a sun-heated car, and
high humidity.
Do not use the camcorder in places subject to magnetic or electric fields such as near TV sets, plasma
TVs, radio transmitters or portable communication devices.
Do not point the lens or viewfinder at strong light sources. Do not leave the camcorder pointed at a
bright subject.
Do not use the camcorder in dusty or sandy places. Dust or sand getting inside the cassette or
camcorder may cause damage. Dust and sand can also damage the lens. Attach the lens cap after
use.
The camcorder is not waterproof. Water, mud or salt getting inside the cassette or camcorder may
cause damage.
Be careful of heat generated by lighting equipment.
Do not disassemble the camcorder. If the camcorder does not function properly, consult qualified
service personnel.
Handle the camcorder with care. Do not subject the camcorder to shocks or vibration as this may
cause damage.
Avoid sudden changes in temperature. Moving the camcorder rapidly between hot and cold
temperatures may cause condensation to form on its internal surfaces ( 145).
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Storage
If you do not intend to use the camcorder for a long time, store it in a place free of dust, with low
humidity, and at temperatures not higher than 30 ºC.
After storage, check the functions of your camcorder to make sure that the camcorder is still working
properly.
Cleaning
Camcorder Body and Lens
Use a soft, dry cloth to clean the camcorder body and lens. Never use chemically treated cloth or
volatile solvents such as paint thinner.
LCD Screen
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Additional Information
Clean the LCD screen using a commercially available leans cleaning cloth.
Condensation may form on the surface of the screen when the temperature changes suddenly. Wipe it
with a soft dry cloth.
Viewfinder
1. Open the protect cover (e.g. using a flathead screwdriver).
2. Clean the glass with a cotton swab.
3. Reattach the protect cover.
Be careful not to scratch the glass when cleaning.
Video Heads
When the message “HEADS DIRTY, USE CLEANING CASSETTE” appears, when the playback
picture becomes distorted, or if, when playing back a tape in HDV standard, the picture and/or sound
stops momentarily (about 0.5 seconds) the video heads need to be cleaned.
To maintain the best picture quality, we recommend cleaning the video heads frequently with the
Canon DVM-CL Digital Video Head Cleaning Cassette or a commercially available dry cleaning
cassette.
Tapes already recorded with dirty video heads may not be played back correctly even when you clean
the video heads.
Do not use wet type cleaning cassettes as this may damage the camcorder.
If the playback picture does not improve after cleaning the video heads it may indicate a malfunction.
Consult a Canon Service Center.
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Condensation
Moving the camcorder rapidly between hot and cold temperatures may cause condensation (water
droplets) to form on its internal surfaces. Stop using the camcorder if condensation is detected.
Continued use may damage the camcorder.
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Condensation may form in the following cases:
When the camcorder is moved from an air-conditioned
room to a warm, humid place
When the camcorder is moved from a cold place to a
warm room
When the camcorder is left in a humid room
When a cold room is heated rapidly
How to avoid condensation:
Unload the cassette, place the camcorder in an airtight plastic bag and let it adjust to temperature
changes slowly before removing it from the bag.
When condensation is detected:
The camcorder stops operating, and the warning message “CONDENSATION HAS BEEN
DETECTED” appears for approx. 4 seconds and “ ” starts flashing.
If a cassette is loaded, the warning message “CONDENSATION HAS BEEN DETECTED REMOVE
THE CASSETTE” appears and “ ” starts flashing. Remove the cassette immediately and leave the
cassette compartment open. Leaving the cassette in the camcorder may damage the tape.
A cassette cannot be loaded when condensation is detected.
Resuming use:
It takes about 1 hour until the water droplets evaporate. After the condensation warning stops flashing,
wait for 1 more hour before resuming use.
Additional Information
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Battery Pack Handling Precautions
DANGER!
Treat the battery pack with care.
• Keep it away from fire (or it might explode).
• Do not expose the battery pack to temperature higher than 60 ºC. Do not leave it near a heater or
inside a car in hot weather.
• Do not try to disassemble or modify it.
• Do not drop or knock it.
• Do not get it wet.
Charged battery packs continue to discharge naturally. Therefore, charge them on the day of use, or
the day before, to ensure a full charge.
Attach the terminal cover whenever a battery pack is not in use. Contact with metallic objects may
cause a short circuit and damage the battery pack.
Dirty terminals may cause a poor contact between the battery pack and the camcorder. Wipe the
terminals with a soft cloth.
Since storing a charged battery pack for a long time (about 1 year) can shorten its lifecycle or affect
performance, we recommend to discharge the battery pack fully and to store it in a dry place at
temperatures no higher than 30 ºC. If you do not use the battery pack for long periods, charge and
discharge it fully at least once a year. If you have more than 1 battery pack, perform these precautions
at the same time for all battery packs.
Although the battery pack’s operating temperature range is from 0 ºC to 40 ºC, the optimal range is
from 10 ºC to 30 ºC. At cold temperatures, performance will temporarily decline. Warm it in your pocket
before use.
Replace the battery pack if the usable time after full charge diminishes substantially at normal
temperatures.
About the battery terminal cover
The battery terminal cover has a [ ]-shaped hole. This is useful when you wish to differentiate between
charged and uncharged battery packs. For example, with charged battery packs, attach the terminal cover so
that the [ ]-shaped hole shows the blue label.
Back side of the
battery pack
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Terminal cover attached
Uncharged
Charged
Cassette Handling Precautions
Rewind tapes after use. If the tape is lose or damaged, it may cause picture and sound distortion.
Return cassettes to their case and store them upright. Rewind tapes from time to time if they are
stored for a long time.
Do not leave the cassette in the camcorder after use.
Do not use spliced tapes or nonstandard cassettes as they may damage the camcorder.
Do not use tapes that have been jammed as video heads may become dirty.
Do not insert anything into the small holes of the cassette, or cover them with cellophane tape.
Handle cassettes with care. Do not drop or subject them to severe impact as this may damage the
cassettes.
With cassettes equipped with a memory function, metal plated terminals may become dirty with use.
Clean the terminals with a cotton swab after about 10 times of loading/unloading. The memory function
is not supported by the camcorder.
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Protecting Tapes from Accidental Erasure
To protect your recordings from accidental erasure, slide
the tab on the cassette to the left. (This switch position is
usually labeled SAVE or ERASE OFF.)
If you load a protected cassette in recording mode, the
message “THE TAPE IS SET FOR ERASURE
PREVENTION” appears for approx. 4 seconds and “ ”
starts flashing. If you wish to record on that cassette,
slide the tab back to the right.
Memory Card
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Additional Information
To transfer the still images recorded on the memory disc to a computer, use a commercially available
card reader or PC/PCMCIA memory card adapter.
Initialize new memory cards with the camcorder. Memory cards initialized with other devices such as a
computer may not operate correctly.
We recommend saving backups of memory card images on your computer’s hard drive or other
external memory device. Image data may be corrupted or lost due to memory card defects or exposure
to static electricity. Canon Inc. makes no warranties for corrupted or lost data.
Do not use memory cards in places subject to strong magnetic fields.
Do not leave memory cards in places subject to high humidity and high temperature.
Do not disassemble memory cards.
Do not bend, drop, or subject memory cards to shocks and do not expose them to water.
Moving a memory card rapidly between hot and cold temperatures may cause condensation to form
on its external and internal surfaces. If condensation forms on the card, put it aside until the droplets
have evaporated completely.
Do not touch or expose the terminals to dust or dirt.
Check the direction before inserting the memory card. Forcing a memory card backwards into the slot
may damage the memory card or the camcorder.
Do not remove the label from the memory card, or affix other labels on the memory card.
When you erase image files or initialize the memory card, only the file allocation table is altered and
the data itself is not actually deleted. Take the necessary precautions when you dispose of the memory
card, for example by physically damaging it to prevent the leakage of private data.
Using the Camcorder Abroad
Power Sources
You can use the compact power adapter to operate the camcorder and to charge battery packs in any country
with power supply between 100 and 240 V AC, 50/60 Hz. Consult the Canon Service Center for information
on plug adapters for overseas use.
Playback on a TV Screen
You can only play back your recordings on TVs with PAL system. The PAL system is used in the following
countries/areas:
Algeria, Australia, Austria, Bangladesh, Belgium, Brunei, China, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Hong Kong
Special Administrative Region, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Jordan, Kenya, Kuwait, Liberia,
Malaysia, Malta, Mozambique, the Netherlands, New Zealand, North Korea, Norway, Oman, Pakistan,
Portugal, Qatar, Serbia and Montenegro, Sierra Leone, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Swaziland,
Sweden, Switzerland, Tanzania, Thailand, Turkey, Uganda, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, Yemen,
Zambia.
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Troubleshooting
If you have a problem with your camcorder, refer to this checklist. Consult your dealer or a Canon
Service Center if the problem persists.
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Power Source
Problem
Camcorder will not turn on.
The camcorder switches off by
itself.
The screen switches on and off.
Cause
Solution
Battery pack is not correctly attached. Attach the battery pack correctly.
Power save function has been
Turn on the camcorder.
activated.
Battery pack is exhausted.
Replace or charge the battery pack.
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Recording/Playback
Problem
Cause
Buttons will not work.
“ ” flashes on the screen.
“REMOVE THE CASSETTE”
appears on the screen.
The wireless controller will not
work.
Cassette is not loaded.
Condensation is detected.
Camcorder stopped operating to
protect the tape.
Camcorder and wireless controller
are not set to the same remote
sensor mode.
Batteries of the wireless controller
are exhausted.
Abnormal characters appear on the This camcorder uses a
screen. The camcorder does not
microcomputer. External noise or
operate properly.
static electricity may cause abnormal
characters to appear on the screen.
Solution
Load a cassette.
See reference page.
Remove the cassette and reinsert it.
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Change the remote sensor modes.
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Replace the batteries.
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Disconnect the power source and
reconnect it after a short time. If the
problem still persists, disconnect the
power source and press the RESET
button with a pointed item. Pressing
the RESET button resets all
settings.
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Recording
Problem
Cause
The
dial is not in the OFF
position but the POWER indicator
is off.
Pressing the start/stop button will
not start recording.
Camcorder will not focus.
The tally lamp will not light up.
Cassette is not loaded.
The
dial is not set to a
recording program.
The lock switch is set to prevent the
operation of the controls on the
carrying handle.
Autofocus does not work on that
subject.
Viewfinder is not adjusted.
Solution
Set the [LED] setting to one of the
other types.
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Turn the STANDBY lever to the
STANDBY position.
Set the
dial to a recording
program.
Set the time zone, date and time. If
necessary, power the camcorder
with the compact power adapter and
leave it connected with the
dial set to OFF for at least 24 hours
to recharge the built-in battery
before making the settings.
Load a cassette.
Set the
dial to a recording
program.
Slide the lock switch to the left to
enable the operation of the carrying
handle controls.
Focus manually.
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Adjust the viewfinder with the
dioptric adjustment lever.
Lens is dirty.
Clean the lens.
The tally lamp option in the customized Set the [TALLY LAMP] setting to
functions is set to [02 OFF].
[ON] or [BLINK].
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26
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Additional Information
The LED indicators option in the
customized functions is set to
[02 OFF].
The STANDBY lever is at the LOCK
position.
Image will not appear on the
The
dial is not set to a
screen.
recording program.
“SET THE TIME ZONE, DATE AND Time zone, date and time are not set,
TIME” appears on the screen.
or the built-in rechargeable lithium
battery is exhausted.
Recording
Problem
A vertical light bar appears on the
screen.
Viewfinder picture is blurred.
Audio is not recorded.
Audio is recorded in a very low
level.
Cause
Bright light in a dark scene may
cause a vertical light bar (smear) to
appear. This is not a malfunction.
Viewfinder is not adjusted.
Solution
Record in the Av mode with F5.6–
F8.0.
Adjust the viewfinder with the
dioptric adjustment lever.
The input channel selection switch is Set the input channel selection
not set to the correct position.
switch to the correct position.
Even though you are using the built- Set [XLR INPUT] to [OFF].
in microphone, [XLR INPUT] is set to
[ON XLR].
Microphone connected to the XLR
Set the
switch to ON.
terminal needs to be powered by the
phantom power.
The AUDIO LEVEL switch is set to
Adjust the audio level correctly.
M, and recording level is set too low.
Microphone attenuator is turned on. Set the MIC ATT. switch or the
switch to OFF.
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44
44
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Playback
Problem
Cause
Pressing the playback button does
not start playback.
Camcorder is turned off, or is not set
to
mode.
Cassette is not loaded.
Tape is running, but image will not Video heads are dirty.
appear on the TV screen.
You attempted to play back or dub a
copyright protected tape.
The video output cable is not
connected correctly.
While playing back a tape recorded Video heads are dirty.
in HDV standard there are brief
stops in the playback picture.
Solution
Set the camcorder to
mode.
Load a cassette.
Clean the video heads.
Stop playback/dubbing.
Verify that the video cable is
connected properly.
Clean the video heads with a dry
cleaning cassette.
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Memory Card Operations
Problem
Memory card cannot be inserted.
Memory card cannot be recorded.
Memory card cannot be played
back.
Image cannot be erased.
“
” flashes red.
Cause
Memory card was not facing the
correct direction.
No memory card.
Memory card is full.
Solution
Turn the memory card over and
reinsert it.
Insert a memory card.
Replace the memory card or erase
images.
Memory card is not initialized.
Initialize the memory card.
The folder and file numbers have
Set [FILE NOS.] to [RESET] and
reached their maximum value.
insert a new memory card.
The
dial or
/
(card/
Set the
dial to VCR/PLAY
tape) switch are not set to the correct and the
/
(card/tape) switch to
position.
.
Image is protected.
Cancel the protection.
On an SDHC or SD memory card, the Change the position of the writewrite-protect switch is set to the
protect switch on the memory card
locked position.
to unlock it.
Card error occurred.
Turn off the camcorder. Remove and
reinsert the memory card. Initialize
the memory card if flashing persists.
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119
121
108
117
120
121
About the LCD screen
The LCD screen is produced with extremely high-precision manufacturing techniques, with more than 99.99%
of the pixels operating to specification. Less than 0.01% of the pixels may occasionally misfire or appear as
black, red, green or blue dots. This has no effect on the recorded image and does not constitute a
malfunction.
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System Diagram (Availability differs from area to area)
E
ZR-1000 Zoom Remote
Controller
SS-1100 Shoulder Strap
ZR-2000 Zoom Remote
Controller
SBR-1000 Shooting Brace
WL-D5000 Wireless
Controller
Speedlite Flash
420EX, 430EX,
550EX, 580EX
MiniDV Video
Cassette
Battery Video Light
VL-10Li ll
CB-920 Car Battery
Adapter
DC-920
DC Coupler
BP-930, BP-945,
BP-950G, BP-970G
Battery Pack
FS-72U Filter Set
CA-920 Compact
Power Adapter
BP-930, BP-945,
BP-950G, BP-970G
Battery Pack
Wide Converter
WD-H72
CH-910 Dual Battery
Charger/Holder
DTC-1000
Component Video Cable
VCR
Additional Information
HC-4200
System Case
STV-290N Stereo
Video Cable
PC-A10
SCART
Adapter
TV
TA-100 Tripod Adapter
CV-150F/CV-250F
DV Cable
Digital Device
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Optional Accessories
Use of genuine Canon accessories is recommended.
This product is designed to achieve excellent performance when used with genuine Canon accessories. Canon
shall not be liable for any damage to this product and/or accidents such as fire, etc., caused by the malfunction of
non-genuine Canon accessories (e.g., a leakage and/or explosion of a battery pack). Please note that this
warranty does not apply to repairs arising out of the malfunction of non-genuine Canon accessories, although you
may request such repairs on a chargeable basis.
Battery Packs
The BP-950G is also available as an optional accessory.
The optional BP-970G provides over 35% more
recording time than the BP-950G.
Car Battery Adapter CB-920
Use the car battery adapter to power the camcorder or
charge battery packs on the move. The car battery
adapter plugs into your car’s cigarette lighter socket and
runs off a 12-24V DC negative ground battery.
FS-72U Filter Set
Ultraviolet, neutral density and circular polarizing filters
to help you take control of difficult lighting conditions.
HC-4200 System Case
A solid, lockable case that provides safe and stylish
protection for the camcorder during transportation and
storage.
TA-100 Tripod Adapter
The TA-100 allows you to quickly mount/unmount the
XH G1/XH A1 on/from a tripod.
SBR-1000 Shooting Brace
Using the SBR-1000 for additional support of the video
camera with the neck strap will significantly lighten the
load of the camera’s weight while shooting.
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BP-950G
BP-970G
CH-910 Dual Battery Charger/Holder
The CH-910 can charge two battery packs consecutively.
You can also power the camcorder by connecting the
CH-910 with charged battery packs to the camcorder.
When you attach two battery packs, a battery pack can
be exchanged without interrupting the power supply.
E
Battery Pack
Charging Time
BP-950G
280 min.
BP-970G
380 min.
Charging time varies according to the charging condition.
ZR-2000 Zoom Remote Controller
When the ZR-2000 is connected to the LANC
terminal of a Canon camcorder, it is possible to control
functions such as the start and stop of recording, the
zoom and the focus functions while reviewing the picture
on the local display without touching the camcorder. This
is particularly useful while the camcorder is mounted on
a tripod and you want to ensure maximum stability of a shot.
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
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Specifications
XH G1 / XH A1
System
Video Recording System
Audio Recording System
Television System
Image Sensor
Tape Format
Tape Speed
Maximum Recording Time
(60 min. cassette)
Fast Forward/Rewind Time
Viewfinder
LCD Screen
Microphone
Lens
Lens Configuration
Filter Diameter
AF system
White Balance
Minimum Illumination
Recommended Illumination
Image Stabilization
Rotary head, helical scanning, digital component recording
HDV High Definition Video 1080i
DV Consumer digital VCR SD system
HDV MPEG-1 audio layer 2, 16 bit (48 kHz), Transfer rate: 384 kbps (2CH)
DV PCM digital sound, 16 bit (48 kHz) or 12 bit (32 kHz)
HD High Definition Video (HDV) 1080/50i
SD
CCIR standard (625 lines, 50 fields) PAL color signal
1/3-inch CCD x 3 (horizontal pixel shift), approx. 1,670,000 pixels
Effective pixels: [HDV]
approx. 1,560,000
[SD16:9] approx. 1,560,000
[SD4:3] approx. 1,170,000
Videocassettes bearing the “MiniDV” mark.
HDV 18.83 mm/s
DV SP: 18.83 mm/s, LP: 12.57 mm/s
HDV 60 min.
DV SP: 60 min., LP: 90 min.
Approx. 2 min. 20 sec. (with a 60 min. cassette)
0.57 in. wide, 16:9 aspect ratio TFT color, approx. 269,000 pixels
2.8 in. wide, 16:9 aspect ratio TFT color, approx. 207,000 pixels
Stereo electret, Cross-layout microphone
f=4.5-90 mm, F/1.6-3.5, 20x power zoom
35 mm equivalent:
[HD], [SD16:9], 16:9 still images: approx. 32.5-650 mm
[SD4:3], 4:3 still images: approx. 39.8-796 mm
16 elements in 11 groups (1 aspheric element)
72 mm
Autofocus, manual focusing with focus ring
Auto white balance, pre-set white balance (indoor, outdoor), custom white
balance, or color temperature setting
0.3 lx (50i/25F mode, Manual mode, 1/3 shutter, F1.6, Gain 18 dB)
More than 100 lx (50i/25F)
Optical Shift Image Stabilizer
Memory Card
Recording media
SDHC (SD High Capacity) memory card, SD memory card, MultiMedia Card
(MMC)*
Size of Images on the Card
1920 x 1080, 1440 x 1080, 848 x 480, 640 x 480 pixels
File Format
Design rule for Camera File system (DCF), Exif 2.2** compliant, DPOF
compliant
Image Compression Method
JPEG compression (Super Fine, Fine, Normal)
* The camcorder’s operations have been tested with SD memory cards up to 2 GB. Performance cannot be guaranteed
for all memory cards.
** The camcorder supports Exif 2.2 (also called “Exif Print”). Exif Print is a standard for enhancing the communication
between camcorders and printers. By connecting to an Exif Print-compliant printer, the camcorder’s image data at the
time of shooting is used and optimized, yielding extremely high quality prints.
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Input/Output Terminals
Video Terminals
Audio Out Terminals
Audio In Terminals
HDV/DV Terminal
Headphone Terminal
LANC Terminal
GENLOCK Terminal
TIME CODE Terminal
HD/SD-SDI Terminal
COMPONENT OUT Terminal
A/V1:
3.5 mm mini jack (audio and video), V2: BNC jack (video only)
1 Vp-p/75 ohms unbalanced
A/V1: ‡ 3.5 mm mini jack (audio and video)
-10 dBV 47 kohm load/3 kohms or less, unbalanced
MIC: ‡ 3.5 stereo mini jack (unbalanced), ATT: 20 dB
-64 dBV (Auto mode)/600 ohms
Max: -76 dBV (Manual mode, max. volume)
A/V1: ‡ 3.5 mm mini jack (audio and video)
-10 dBV /47 kohms
XLR: XLR jack (pin1: shield, pin2: hot, pin3: cold), ATT: 20 dB
-59.5 dBV (Auto mode)/600 ohms (LINE/MIC switch set to MIC)
6 dBV (Auto mode)/10 kohms (LINE/MIC switch set to LINE)
Max 1: -71.5 dBV (Auto mode, XLR GAIN UP at 12 dB)
Max 2: -71.5 dBV (Manual mode, max. volume)
Max 3: -83.5 dBV (Manual mode, max. volume, XLR GAIN UP at 12 dB)
Special 4-pin connector (IEEE1394 compliant) input/output
‡ 3.5 mm stereo mini-jack, -23.5 dBV (16 ohm load)/50 ohms
‡ 2.5 mm stereo mini-jack
BNC jack, input : 1 Vp-p/75 ohms
BNC jack, input : 0.5 V–18 Vp-p/10 kohms
output : 1 Vp-p/75 ohms
BNC jack, output only, 0.8 Vp-p/75 ohms, unbalanced
SDI 576/50i: ITU-R BT.656, SMPTE 272M, SMPTE RP 188 (LTC)
HD-SDI:
SMPTE 292M, SMPTE 299M, SMPTE RP 188 (LTC)
1080i (D3)/576i (D1) compatible
‡
E
Power/Others
Power supply (rated)
Power consumption
Operating temperature
Dimensions (W x H x D)
Weight
7.4 V (battery pack)
Recording with autofocus, HD mode:
Viewfinder [NORMAL]: 7.1 W, LCD screen [NORMAL]: 7.3 W
Viewfinder [NORMAL]: 6.7 W, LCD screen [NORMAL]: 6.9 W
0 – 40 °C
163 x 189 x 350 mm excluding the gripbelt
2,100 g
2,030 g
CA-920 Compact Power Adapter
100 – 240 V AC, 50/60 Hz
24 W
Adapter: 7.2 V DC, 2.0 A, Charger: 8.4 V DC, 1.5 A
0 – 40 °C
75 x 99 x 51 mm
215 g without power cable
Additional Information
Power supply
Power consumption
Rated output
Operating temperature
Dimensions
Weight
BP-950G Battery Pack
Battery type
Rated voltage
Operating temperature
Battery capacity
Dimensions
Weight
Rechargeable lithium ion battery
7.4 V DC
0 – 40 °C
5,200 mAh
38.2 x 40.3 x 70.5 mm
210 g
Weight and dimensions are approximate. Errors and omissions excepted. Subject to change without notice.
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Index
A
Abroad, using the camcorder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 148
Accessories . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7, 152
AE shift . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55
AEB - Auto exposure bracketing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 113
Analog/digital (A/D) converter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 105
Aspect guides . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
Aspect ratio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
Audio level indicator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45
Audio mode (SD) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43
Audio output (SD) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 97
Audio recording . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43
Audio reference signal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69
Auto (recording program) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48
Autofocus (AF) mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
Av (recording program) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52
B
Battery pack . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Black level . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72
Built-in backup battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
C
Clear scan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65
Color bars . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69
Color correction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61
Color gain . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73
Color matrix . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73
Color phase . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74
COMPONENT OUT terminal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 94
Component video . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 94
Condensation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 145
Connection to a computer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 106
Connection to a High Definition TV (HDTV) . . . . . . . . . . . 93
Connection to a TV/VCR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 93, 95
Continuous Shooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 112
Coring . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73
Custom keys . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66
Custom preset settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72
Customized displays . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 86
Customized functions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79
D
Data code . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 101
Date and time . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
Date format . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71
Date search . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100
DC coupler . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Drive mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 112
DV control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70
E
Easy recording (recording program) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48
End search . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
Erasing still images . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 119
Error messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 142
Exposure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54
External synchronizations* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40
External video, analog line-in . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 103
External video, HDV/DV in . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 103
F
File numbers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 108
156
*
only.
Flash . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 115
Focus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
Focus preset . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
Frame rate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38
Free-run (time code) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39
G
Gain . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Gamma . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Genlock* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Grip belt . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
56
72
40
18
H
HD/SD SDI terminal* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 93
HD/SD video signal standards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
HDV/DV tape recording standards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
HDV/DV terminal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 94, 103, 106
I
Image jump . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 118
Image stabilizer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47
Index search . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 99
Index write . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67
Initialization - Memory card . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 121
K
Knee . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72
L
Language . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71
LCD screen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
LCD side panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 141
Lens hood . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Low-angle recording . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
M
Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 143
Manual (recording program) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53
Manual focus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
Master pedestal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73
Memory card . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22, 147
MENU settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 124
Microphone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44
Microphone attenuator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45
Mix balance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 97
N
ND filter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37
Night (recording program) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49
NR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73
P
Peaking and Magnifying (focus assist) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
Phantom power (microphone) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44
Playback - Movies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 91
Playback - Still images . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 117
Power adapter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
POWER dial . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Power save . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
Print order . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 122
Programmed AE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48
Protecting still images . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 120
R
Record review . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
Recording - Movies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
Recording - Still images . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 109
Recording mode (SD) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71
Recording programs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48
Rec-run (time code) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39
Rec-run preset (time code) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39
Remaining battery indication . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
Remaining tape indication . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
Remote sensor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
T
Tape protection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 147
Temporary autofocus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
Time code . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39
Time code synchronization* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40
Troubleshooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 149
Tv (recording program) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51
E
U
User bit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42
V
S
Safety zone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
Screen displays . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 86
Screen markers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
SD memory card . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Setup level . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73
Sharpness . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73
Shoulder strap . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Shutter speed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51
Signal standard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
Simultaneous recording (tape/memory card) . . . . . . . . . 110
Skin detail . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63
Sky detail . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64
Slideshow . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 117
Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 154
Spotlight (recording program) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49
Still image quality . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 107
Still image review . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 116
Still image size . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 107
VCR Stop . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
Video heads, cleaning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 144
Videocassettes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21, 147
Viewfinder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
W
White balance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58
Wireless controller . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Z
Zebra pattern . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Zero set memory . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Zoom . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Zoom preset . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Zoom speed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
60
98
31
32
31
Additional Information
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Custom Keys
Make a copy of this page and carry it with you as a reminder of the functions that can be assigned to
each of the two custom keys in each operation mode.
You can assign frequently used functions to the custom keys. The custom keys can have different
functions assigned to them in each of the operation modes.
Default settings:
CUSTOM KEY 1
CUSTOM KEY 2
TIME CODE
INDEX WRITE
TV SCREEN
DATA CODE
ZEBRA
TV SCREEN
TV SCREEN
CVF+LCD BW
The following functions can be assigned to the custom keys:
Time code
Index write 2
Zebra pattern
VCR stop 2
TV screen
Zebra pattern
TV screen
CVF+LCD BW
MAGN. button
SHUTTER dial
CP backward key 1,2
1
2
Time code hold 2
Audio level
CVF+LCD BW
MAGN. button
SHUTTER dial
CP backward key 1,2
Time code
TV screen
Data code
Audio level
Time code hold 2
CVF+LCD BW
TV screen
CVF+LCD BW
Can only be assigned to Custom Key 2.
This function can only be operated with a custom key (Index write can also be operated with the wireless controller).
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