Canon XH A1, XH G1 Instruction manual

Canon XH A1, XH G1 Instruction manual

Mini Digital

Video

Cassette

PUB. DIE-269

HD VIDEO CAMERA RECORDER

Instruction Manual

English

Introduction

Preparation

Recording

Customization

Playback

Editing

Using a

Memory Card

Additional

Information

PAL

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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.

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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.

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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).

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.

Operating modes

The availability of the various functions depends on the operating mode as indicated in the bar.

,

,

: Function can be used in this mode.

: Function cannot be used in this mode.

Menu item shown at its default position

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

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SY STEM UP/ D/TI SET T.Z

ONE/D ••PAR IS

1. Press the MENU button.

2. Turn the SELECT/SET dial to select [SYSTEM SETUP/

3. Select [D/TIME SET

] and press the dial.

] 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

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SY STEM UP/ D/TI SET

DAT E/TIM 1.JAN.

2006

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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

Recorder Section HDV/DV

HD/SD SDI Terminal HD/SD

HDV/DV Terminal HDV/DV

Playback Signal HDV/DV

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Contents

Introduction

Important Usage Instructions............................................................................................................................. 2

About this Manual.............................................................................................................................................. 3

Checking the Supplied Accessories .................................................................................................................. 7

Components Guide............................................................................................................................................ 8

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

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

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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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 BP-950G Battery Pack SDC-16M SD Memory

Card

WL-D5000 Wireless

Controller

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Two AA (R6) Batteries Lens Hood Lens Cap SS-1100 Shoulder

Strap

STV-290N Stereo

Video Cable

PC-A10 SCART

Adapter*

DTC-1000 Component

Video Cable

* 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

Spotlight

Night

Easy Recording

Recording programs

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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)

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 ( 56)

OUTPUT switch ( 69)

AWB (automatic white balance) switch ( 58)

WHITE BAL. (white balance) switch ( 58)

WHITE BAL. button ( 58)

CUSTOM KEYS ( 66)

CUSTOM PRESET ON/OFF button ( 77)

CUSTOM PRESET SELECT button ( 77)

Right side view

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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 ( 43) only.

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 (

HDV indicator (

A/V1 terminal (

Start/stop button (

STANDBY lever (

Memory card slot (

85)

93)

GENLOCK terminal** (

94, 103, 106)

(headphones) terminal

Video output selection switch (

COMPONENT OUT terminal (

HD/SD SDI terminal** (

TIME CODE terminal** (

25)

26)

22)

Battery attachment unit (

BATT. RELEASE latch (

93)

40)

40)

13)

13)

* Do not use tripods with fastening screws longer than 5.5 mm as it may damage the camcorder.

** only.

95)

94)

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

(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 ( 31)

RESET button

MIC ATT. switch ( 44)

WHITE BAL. PRESET switch ( 58)

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)

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WL-D5000 Wireless Controller

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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)

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)

Charging the Battery Pack

Disconnect the DC coupler from the power adapter before charging. Remove the terminal cover of the battery pack.

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

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Attaching the Battery Pack

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%:

50-75%:

Flashes once per second

Flashes twice per second

More than 75%: Flashes 3 times per second

 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.

Battery Pack

Charging Time with the CA-920 Compact Power Adapter

BP-930 BP-945 BP-950G BP-970G

145 min.

220 min.

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]

LCD screen [NORMAL] Playback Time

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]

Playback Time

LCD screen [BRIGHT]

LCD screen [NORMAL]

BP-930 BP-945 BP-950G BP-970G

150 min.

230 min.

320 min.

460 min.

150 min.

225 min.

320 min.

455 min.

150 min.

225 min.

315 min.

430 min.

145 min.

215 min.

305 min.

420 min.

90 min.

140 min.

195 min.

280 min.

90 min.

140 min.

195 min.

280 min.

90 min.

135 min.

190 min.

260 min.

85 min.

130 min.

185 min.

255 min.

165 min.

250 min.

350 min.

480 min.

BP-930 BP-945 BP-950G BP-970G

170 min.

255 min.

355 min.

510 min.

165 min.

250 min.

355 min.

505 min.

165 min.

245 min.

345 min.

475 min.

160 min.

240 min.

335 min.

460 min.

100 min.

155 min.

215 min.

310 min.

100 min.

155 min.

215 min.

310 min.

100 min.

150 min.

210 min.

290 min.

95 min.

145 min.

200 min.

280 min.

180 min.

270 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]

Playback Time

LCD screen [NORMAL]

LCD screen [BRIGHT]

LCD screen [NORMAL]

BP-930 BP-945 BP-950G BP-970G

165 min.

245 min.

345 min.

490 min.

160 min.

240 min.

340 min.

485 min.

160 min.

235 min.

335 min.

475 min.

155 min.

230 min.

325 min.

460 min.

100 min.

150 min.

210 min.

300 min.

100 min.

145 min.

210 min.

295 min.

95 min.

145 min.

205 min.

290 min.

90 min.

140 min.

195 min.

280 min.

180 min.

265 min.

380 min.

535 min.

BP-930 BP-945 BP-950G BP-970G

180 min.

270 min.

385 min.

540 min.

180 min.

270 min.

380 min.

540 min.

175 min.

265 min.

375 min.

530 min.

170 min.

255 min.

360 min.

510 min.

110 min.

165 min.

235 min.

330 min.

110 min.

165 min.

235 min.

330 min.

105 min.

160 min.

230 min.

320 min.

100 min.

155 min.

215 min.

310 min.

195 min.

290 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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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

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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

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).

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

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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

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DISPLAY SETUP/ CVF+LCD ON•••OFF

1. Press the MENU button.

2. Turn the SELECT/SET dial to select [DISPLAY SETUP/ ] and press the dial.

3. Select [CVF+LCD ON], set it to [ON] and press the dial.

4. 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

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DISPLAY SETUP/ CVF+LCD BW•••OFF

1. Press the MENU button.

2. Turn the SELECT/SET dial to select [DISPLAY SETUP/ ] and press the dial.

3. Select [CVF+LCD BW], set it to [ON] and press the dial.

4. 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.

• 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

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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.

1. Slide the OPEN/EJECT switch to open the cassette compartment cover.

The cassette compartment opens automatically.

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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.

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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MENU button

SELECT/SET dial

Selecting Menus and Settings

1. Press the MENU button to open the menu.

2. Turn the SELECT/SET dial to select a submenu and press the dial.

3. Turn the SELECT/SET dial to select a menu item and press the dial.

4. Turn the SELECT/SET dial to select a setting option and press the dial.

5. 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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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

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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

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SYSTEM SETUP/ D/TIME SET

DATE/TIME••• 1.JAN.2006

12:00 AM

5. Select [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

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DISPLAY SETUP/ GUIDE INFO•••OFF

Open the menu and select [DISPLAY SETUP/ ]. Select [GUIDE INFO], set it to

[D/T DISPLAY] and close the menu.

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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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 (

43).

Recording

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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.

• 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. Set the dial to OFF.

2. Replace the lens cap.

3. Remove the cassette.

4. 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.

• 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.

Remaining battery charge

The battery symbol indicates the charge status of the battery pack.

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Time code

Indicates the recording time in hours, minutes, seconds and frames.

• “ ” 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.

Normal screen display

You can customize the icons and indicators to be displayed according to your personal preferences ( 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

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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

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DISPLAY SETUP/ ASPECT GUIDE••••OFF

Open the menu and select [DISPLAY SETUP/ ]. Select [ASPECT GUIDE], select a setting option and close the menu.

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

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DISPLAY SETUP/ SAFETY ZONE••••••OFF

Open the menu and select [DISPLAY SETUP/ ]. Select [SAFETY ZONE], set it to [80%] or [90%] and close the menu.

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).

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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

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.

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.

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Focus ring

POSITION PRESET switch

Focus mode switch

PUSH AF button

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

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The camcorder focuses on the subject in the center of the screen.

Follow the procedure below to change the autofocus mode.

MENU

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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

Focus ring

POSITION PRESET ON/SET switch

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.

: Infinity focus

-: Over 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.

 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

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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

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

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

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* 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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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 B C D E F G H I J

25F (tape)

A 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)

A B C D E F G H I J

50i (tape)

a a b b c c d d e e f f g g h h i i j j

MENU

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SIGNAL SETUP 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]: The time code runs only when recording.

[REC-RUN PS.]: The time code runs only when recording starting from a preset value.

[FREE-RUN]: The time code runs regardless of the operation of the camcorder.

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MENU

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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.

 About the time code display

- [REC-RUN]:

- [REC-RUN PS.]:

- [FREE-RUN]:

- Time Code Hold:

- 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.

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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

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Connection Diagram

TIME CODE switch

Reference video signal*

SMPTE-standard

LTC timing signal

GENLOCK

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 )

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 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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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

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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

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DISPLAY SETUP/ UB DISPLAY•OFF

Open the menu and select [DISPLAY SETUP/ ]. Select [UB DISPLAY], set it to [ON] and close the menu.

Recording an External User Bit

MENU

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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.

While recording, the sampling frequency of the output signal from the HD/SD SDI terminal will be 48 kHz regardless of the audio input.

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HDV

DV

The audio transfer rate is 384 Kbps and the sampling frequency is 48 kHz.

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

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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

You can select the most appropriate setting, given your recording conditions, for recording audio with the built-in microphone.

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]: To record audio under usual conditions.

[HIGH]: To record audio at a higher volume.

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Using an External Microphone

XLR MIC ATT. switches

Input channel selection switch

LINE/MIC switch

MIC (external microphone) terminal

CH1 inp ut 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:

∅ 3.5 mm

600 ohms

Sensitivity: -64 dBV (automatic audio level setting)

Microphone Holder Diameter:

∅ 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 Recorded channel

CH1 Channel 1

CH1·CH2

CH1

Channel 1+ Channel 2

Channel 2

CH1·CH2 – – –

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.

switch 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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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.

When connecting a microphone that does not support phantom power, make sure to set the switch to OFF. Otherwise the microphone may be damaged.

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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 microphone connected to the XLR terminal) to ATT.

switch (external

dials

CH1 dial

CH2 dial

AUDIO LEVEL switch

Hiding/Displaying the Audio Level Indicator

MENU

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DISPLAY SETUP/ AUDIO LEVEL••ON

Open the menu and select [DISPLAY SETUP/ ]. Select [AUDIO LEVEL], select a setting option and close the menu.

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.

• Embedded audio is disabled if the tape is recorded with unlocked audio. ,

3/4

or

1/2

will appear on the screen.

Signal Standard

HD

SD

Sampling Frequency

(48 kHz)

32 kHz (12bit)

48 kHz (16bit)

Locked/Unlocked Audio

Locked

Locked

Locked

Embedded Audio Output

*

Signal Standard

HD

SD

* The sampling rate will be 48 kHz.

Sampling Frequency

(48 kHz)

32 kHz (12bit)

48 kHz (16bit)

Locked/Unlocked Audio

Locked

Locked

Unlocked

Locked

Unlocked

Embedded Audio Output

*

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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 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.

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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 ( 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

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

Available when the exposure is locked.

2

Available during clear scan.

(0)

(AGC ON)

(auto)

1

1

1

2

1

2

(0)

(0 dB)

(0)

(AGC ON)

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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 ( 79) you can change the direction of the adjustment when you operate the SHUTTER dial.

 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.

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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 ( 79) you can change the direction of the adjustment when you turn the

Iris ring.

 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.

Iris ring

dial

SHUTTER dial

Available settings

Shutter speed

Aperture

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

1. Set the 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 ( 79) you can change the direction of the adjustment when you turn the

Iris ring.

3. Select the shutter speed with the SHUTTER dial.

With the customized functions ( 79) you can change the direction of the adjustment when you operate the SHUTTER dial.

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Adjusting the Exposure

Iris ring

dial

SHUTTER dial

GAIN switch

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).

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MENU

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CAMERA SETUP 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.

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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

±0 dB

For the lowest noise recording for indoor, low light or low contrast scenes.

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.

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).

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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)

Automated adjustment of white balance

Bright sunlight (5,600ºK)

Incandescent light (3,200ºK)

(Color temperature) Setting depending on the hue of a specific lighting (2,800 - 12,000ºK in 100ºK increments)

Custom Preset A, B Custom preset (3,200 - 5,600ºK)

White s or pape heet r

WHITE BAL. PRESET switch

WHITE BAL. button

AWB switch

WHITE BAL. switch

dial

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.

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.

 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.

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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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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/ ]. Select [ZEBRA LEVEL], select a setting option and close the menu.

Activating the Zebra Pattern

MENU

( 23)

DISPLAY SETUP/ ZEBRA••••••••OFF

Open the menu and select [DISPLAY SETUP/ ]. Select [ZEBRA], set it to [ON] and close the menu.

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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.

[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]:

[Y LEVEL]:

Adjust the color range for the color to be detected. Adjusting to [+] detects a wider color range, and to [-] a narrower color range.

Adjust the brightness for the color to be detected. Adjusting to [+] detects brighter colors, and to [-] detects darker colors.

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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Activating the Color Correction

MENU

( 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

( 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

( 23)

CAMERA SETUP SKIN DETAIL HUE••••••••••••• G

CHROMA•••••••••••-

AREA•••••••••••••-

Y LEVEL••••••••••-

R

+

+

+

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

( 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.

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dial

SHUTTER dial

MENU

( 23)

CAMERA SETUP CLEAR SCAN•••50.2Hz

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

The following functions can be assigned to the custom keys:

ZEBRA

TV SCREEN

TV SCREEN

CVF+LCD BW

Time code

Index write

TV screen

2

Zebra pattern

VCR stop

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

Zebra pattern

TV screen

CVF+LCD BW

MAGN. button

SHUTTER dial

CP backward key

1,2

TV screen

CVF+LCD BW

1

2

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 mode.

CUSTOM KEY 1•INDEX WRITE*

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)].

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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.

[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.

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).

* European Broadcast Union.

** Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers.

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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.

• 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.

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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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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:

Connected device: Continues recording

This camcorder: Record pause mode 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)

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.

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MENU

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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.

MENU

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DISPLAY SETUP/ LANGUAGE •••ENGLISH

To change the display language, open the menu and select [DISPLAY SETUP/ ]. Select

[LANGUAGE ], select a language and close the menu.

 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

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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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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

[MIDDLE]

[HIGH]

[LOW]

[BLK] Black Stretch/Black Press

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.

[STRETCH]

[MIDDLE]

[PRESS]

Representation of the setting

Input

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[PED] Master Pedestal

Adjust the master pedestal level in the range -9 to +9.

[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].

• [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

Save the custom preset file to the memory card

Load a custom preset file from the memory card

File name of the currently selected custom preset file

Overview of the contents of the custom preset file

Back to the [CUSTOMIZE] submenu

Select the custom preset file

Change the custom preset settings

Rename the custom preset file

Changing the Custom Preset Settings

Back to the options on the left side bar

Reset the custom preset to default values

Protect the custom preset file

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MENU

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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.

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.

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 [ RETURN], press the SELECT/SET dial and close the menu.

 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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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, will start flashing.

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Activating the Custom Preset Settings

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

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.

• 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 [ file.

EXECUTE] and in the confirmation screen select [EXECUTE] to copy the

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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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 [ same settings.

RESET] option, they will all contain the

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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Selected custom function file

(highlighted in blue)

Overview of the contents of the custom function file

Item number

(black background)

Code of the current setting option

Activate the currently selected custom function file

Change the custom function settings

Save the custom function file to the memory card

Changing the Custom Function Settings

Back to the selection of custom function files on the left side bar

Reset the custom function file to default values

Read a custom function file from the memory card

MENU

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CUSTOMIZE CUSTOM FUNCTION C.Fn1

C.Fn2

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

01

02

SHCKLSS WB/GN

AE RESPONSE

HIGH-SPEED ZOOM

WHITE BALANCE

GAIN

(OFF)

(OFF)

(MID)

(OFF)

(OFF)

(MID)

(OFF)

(MID)

03 FOCUS RING CTRL

04

05

06

BUTTONS OPER.

RINGS DIRECTION

DIALS DIRECTION

MAGN.

WB SET

EXP.LOCK

PUSH AF

ZOOM

FOCUS

IRIS

CURSOR

SHUTTER

1 1

– –

07 FOCUS PRIORITY

1 1

(OFF)

– – –

08 SIMULT.IMG.REC

(ON)

09

10

MARKER LEVEL

F.AST BW-MOD

MARKER

ASPECT

SAFETY

MAGN.

PEAKING

– 11 OBJ DST UNIT

12 ZOOM INDICATOR

13 COLOR BARS

14 1kHz TONE

15 WIRELESS REMOTE

16 POWER SAVE

2

(OFF)

3

17 TALLY LAMP

18 LED

19 BEEP

20 CHARACTER REC

3

1

2

3

Only during exposure lock.

Only when using a battery pack. When the power adapter is connected, the function will be set to [OFF].

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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Availability of custom functions in each recording program/playback mode

Custom Function

00 SHCKLSS WB/GN WHITE BALANCE

01 AE RESPONSE

02 HIGH-SPEED ZOOM

GAIN

(OFF)

(OFF)

(MID)

(ON)

03 FOCUS RING CTRL

04 BUTTONS OPER.

05 RINGS DIRECTION

06 DIALS DIRECTION

MAGN.

WB SET

EXP.LOCK

PUSH AF

ZOOM

FOCUS

IRIS

CURSOR

SHUTTER

1

1

1

1

– –

07 FOCUS PRIORITY

(ON)

08 SIMULT.IMG.REC

09 MARKER LEVEL

10 F.AST BW-MOD

MARKER

ASPECT

SAFETY

MAGN.

PEAKING

11 OBJ DST UNIT

12 ZOOM INDICATOR

13 COLOR BARS

14 1kHz TONE

15 WIRELESS REMOTE

16 POWER SAVE

2

17 TALLY LAMP

18 LED

19 BEEP

20 CHARACTER REC

1

2

Only during exposure lock.

Only when using a battery pack. When the power adapter is connected, the function will be set to [OFF].

(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 Shockless gain

OFF

ON

OFF

OFF

ON

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

[HIGH-SPEED ZOOM] High-speed Zoom

In 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.

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.

10

11

12

13

06

07

08

09

14

15

Setting Options

00

01

02

03

04

05

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. button EXP. LOCK button PUSH AF button

ONE PUSH ONE PUSH ONE PUSH

LONG PUSH

ONE PUSH

LONG PUSH

ONE PUSH

LONG PUSH

ONE PUSH

LONG PUSH

LONG PUSH

ONE PUSH

LONG PUSH

LONG PUSH

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[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.

Focus ring

NORMAL

Iris ring

NORMAL

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06

07

Setting Options

00

01

02

03

04

Zoom ring

NORMAL

REVERSE

NORMAL

REVERSE

NORMAL

REVERSE

NORMAL

REVERSE

REVERSE

NORMAL

REVERSE

REVERSE

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[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]) SHUTTER dial

NORMAL NORMAL

REVERSE

NORMAL REVERSE

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.

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[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.

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[MARKER LEVEL] Markers’ Intensity Level

Selects the intensity of the markers displayed on the screen between 40% (gray) and 100% (white).

05

06

07

Setting Options

00

01

02

03

04

Level/Center/Grid markers Aspect ratio guides

100% 100%

40%

100%

40%

100%

40%

100%

40%

100%

40%

40%

Safety zone guides

100%

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 .

] the camcorder will

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[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.

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[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.

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[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.

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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/ ]. Select [TV SCREEN], set it to [ON] or

[OFF] and close the menu.

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

Save the custom display file to the memory card

Read a custom display file from the memory card

Reset the custom display file to default values

Overview of the contents of the custom display file

Item number

(black background)

Code of the current setting option

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

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 Mode Icon

Setting Options: 00 – OFF, 01 – ON.

01

[CAMERA DATA1] Camera Data (1/2)

Setting Options Aperture value Shutter speed value

00

01

OFF

ON

OFF

02

03

OFF

ON

ON

02

[CAMERA DATA2] Camera Data (2/2)

Setting Options Exposure display White Balance display Gain selection display

00 OFF OFF OFF

01

02

03

04

ON

OFF

ON

OFF

ON

OFF

ON

05

06

07

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

05

06

07

Setting Options Skin detail

00 OFF

01

02

03

04

ON

OFF

ON

OFF

ON

OFF

ON

Sky detail

OFF

ON

OFF

ON

Color correction

OFF

ON

07

[F.ASSIST FUNC.] Focus Assist Functions

Setting Options Peaking

00 OFF

01

02

03

ON

OFF

ON

Magnifying

OFF

ON

08

[CUSTOMIZE] Customized Functions

Setting Options Custom Preset Displays Custom Function Displays

00 OFF OFF

01

02

03

ON

OFF

ON

ON

09

[RECORDING STD] HD Standard Icon

Setting Options: 00 – OFF, 01 – ON.

10

[DV REC MODE] Recording Mode in Standard Definition

Setting Options: 00 – OFF, 01 – ON.

11

[FRAME RATE] Frame Rate Display

Setting Options: 00 – OFF, 01 – ON.

12

[TAPE] Tape-Related Icons and Displays

03

04

05

06

07

Setting Options Time Code

00 OFF

01

02

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

04

05

06

07

Setting Options External control Image Stabilizer Still image size/quality icon

00

01

OFF

ON

OFF OFF

02

03

OFF

ON

ON

OFF ON OFF

ON

OFF

ON

ON

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15

[LIGHT METERING] Light Metering-Related Displays

Setting Options SPOT AE point Light metering mode icon

00 OFF OFF

01

02

03

ON

OFF

ON

ON

16

[CARD] Still Images-Related Icons

Setting Options Drive mode icon Flash display

00 OFF OFF

01

02

03

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

(except for DV audio)

Audio mode in standard definition [DV AUDIO]

OFF 00

01

02

03

04

05

06

07

OFF

ON

OFF

ON

OFF

ON

OFF

ON

OFF

ON

OFF

ON

ON

19

[CONDENSATION] Condensation Warning Icon

Setting Options: 00 – OFF, 01 – ON.

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.

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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Location of the Custom Displays

/

03 02 09 11 12

00

01

02

06

04

08

06

07

08

02

07

14

05

18 14 10

03

02

15 16 14 14

00

01

02

06

04

08

06

07

08

02

07 16

15

12

13

20

21

12

19

14

18

17

20

21

19

05

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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).

Select a playback standard according to the tape you wish to play back.

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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.

HDV

(Playback Pause)

To pause playback, press the button on the camcorder or the PAUSE button on the wireless controller during normal playback.

(Rewind Playback) / (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 (play) button to return to normal playback.

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(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 button on the camcorder or the PAUSE button on the wireless controller during normal playback.

(Rewind Playback) / (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 (play) button to return to normal playback.

x2 (Reverse x2 Playback) / x2 (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

Terminal

[LETTERBOX] set to [OFF]

1920x1080

COMPONENT

OUT Terminal

D3 (1440x1080)

HDV/DV

Terminal

MPEG TS

Video

Terminals

[LETTERBOX] set to [ON]

SD SDI D1 (SD) MPEG TS

D1 (SD) DV (SD) SD in

16:9

[LETTERBOX] set to [OFF]

640x480

[LETTERBOX] set to [ON]

SD SDI

SD in 4:3 640x480

D1 DV (SD)

D1 (SD) Normal DV (SD)

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Connection to a High Definition TV or Monitor (HDTV/HiVision)

1 Using the SD/HD SDI Terminal

Set the switch to the A/V1 position

Signal flow

STV-290N Stereo Cable

(supplied) yellow white red

INPUT

L

VIDEO

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

Set the switch to the

A/V1 position

Signal flow

STV-290N Stereo Cable (supplied)

Signal flow

DTC-1000 Component Video Cable

(supplied) yellow white red

L

VIDEO

AUDIO

R

INPUT red blue green

Pr/Cr

Pb/Cb

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)

Open the terminal cover

4-pin

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.

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.

Signal flow

STV-290N Stereo Cable (supplied)

INPUT yellow white red

L

VIDEO

AUDIO

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

Refer to the connection diagram in the previous section ( 94).

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.

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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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.

Signal flow

STV-290N Stereo Cable

(supplied).

red white yellow

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

Selecting the Audio

MENU

( 23)

AUDIO SETUP / 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]

1/2

Audio Recordings on 4 Channels

Right Output: CH2

3/4

MIX/FIXED

MIX/VAR.

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

CH

1/3

/ CH

1/3

Left Output: L or CH1

Right Output: L or CH1

1/2

Right Output: CH1

3/4

MIX/FIXED

MIX/VAR.

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

CH

2/4

/ CH

2/4

Left Output: R or CH2

Right Output: R or CH2

1/2

Right Output: CH2

3/4

MIX/FIXED

MIX/VAR.

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.

ZERO SET MEMORY 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.

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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.

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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

WL-D5000

SELECT/SET dial

MENU button

Selecting the Data Code Display Combination

MENU

( 23)

DISPLAY SETUP/ DATA CODE••••DATE & TIME

Open the menu and select [DISPLAY SETUP/ ]. Select [DATA CODE], select a setting option and close the menu.

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.

Six-Second Auto Date

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/ ]. Select [6SEC.DATE], set it to [ON] and close the menu.

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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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Editing

Recording an External Video Signal

(Analog Line-In, HDV/DV In)

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).

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.

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MENU

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SIGNAL SETUP 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.

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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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Changing the Still Image Quality

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.

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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 image in mode

LW 1920x1080

SW 848x480

L 1440x1080

S 640x480

[HD] or [SD16:9]: LW 1920x1080

SW 848x480

[SD4:3]: L 1440x1080

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:

Image Size

Image

Quality

LW 1920 x 1080 Super Fine

SW 848 x 480

Normal

L 1440 x 1080 Super Fine

Fine

Normal

S 640 x 480

Fine

Normal

Super Fine

Fine

Super Fine

Fine

Normal

16MB

9

14

28

50

70

140

12

19

38

65

95

170

Number of Images

128MB

90

135

265

455

645

1295

120

180

350

595

865

1555

512MB

350

525

1035

1770

2510

5030

470

700

1370

2320

3350

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

-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 / (card/tape) switch to

2. Press the PHOTO button halfway.

• 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.

 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.

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 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 ( 79) you can select to activate the capturing of a still image during playback pause.

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

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.

Image Quality and Size

Indicates the quality and size currently selected for recording still images.

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

• 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.

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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 / (card/ tape) switch to .

2. Press the DRIVE MODE button to switch between the drive modes.

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.

Make sure that there is sufficient space on the memory card.

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113

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 dial to ,

Tv, Av or M, and move the / (card/tape) switch to

.

2. Press the button.

• 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 indicator will stay on in green.

• If the indicator keeps flashing in white for a long time, replace the flash’s batteries.

2. Press the PHOTO button to record a still image.

 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.

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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

dial

/ (card/tape) switch

– button

SLIDESHOW button

+ button

E

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.

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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 ( 120) cannot be erased.

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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.

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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

1. Move the zoom lever toward

W.

• Up to 6 images appear.

• Select the image you wish to protect.

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.].

 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.

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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.

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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. Select the still image you wish to print.

2. Press the SELECT/SET dial to open the still image operations menu.

3. Select [ PRINT ORDER].

4. 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

1. Move the zoom lever toward

W.

• Up to 6 images appear.

• Select the image you wish to print.

PRINT ORDER

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].

3. Close the menu.

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Settings Retained at Power Off or STANDBY

Mode

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.

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Power Off STANDBY Mode

Changing between

HD and SD*

*

/ Modes

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 settings

MENU settings

TV SCREEN on/off

On-screen display settings

Zero set memory*

mode only.

Returns to off

Reset

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

MENU settings

TV SCREEN on/off

On-screen display settings

mode only.

Returns to off

Reset

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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

*

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

GAIN M

-3dB, ±0dB, 3dB, 6dB, 12dB, 18dB,

36dB

-3dB, ±0dB, 3dB, 6dB, 12dB, 18dB,

36dB

GAIN H -3dB, ±0dB, 3dB, 6dB, 12dB, 18dB,

36dB

INSTANT AF, NORMAL AF

SKY DETAIL

COLOR CORR.

F SPEED PSET

CLEAR SCAN

EFFECT LEVEL OFF, LOW , MIDDLE ,

HIGH

HUE

CHROMA

AREA

Y LEVEL

SOFT , OFF

CORRECT OFF, A , B , A&B

A AREA SEL.

A AREA REV.

B AREA SEL.

B AREA REV.

COLOR PHASE, CHROMA, AREA,

Y LEVEL

R GAIN, B GAIN

COLOR PHASE, CHROMA, AREA,

Y LEVEL

R GAIN, B GAIN

LOW, MIDDLE, HIGH only.

39

56

33

47

63

64

61

36

65

40

29

38

94

93

93

55

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CAMERA MENU (cont.)

Submenu

RECORDING

SETUP

Menu Item

DV REC MODE*

UB REC

UB SELECT

IMG QUALITY

IMAGE SIZE

AUDIO SETUP

DISPLAY SETUP/

FILE NOS.

DV AUDIO*

AUD.M.SET

MIC MODE

MIC SENS.

XLR INPUT

XLR GAIN UP

CVF SETUP

LCD SETUP

CVF+LCD BW

CVF+LCD ON

SYSTEM SETUP/

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

*Only in Standard Definition (SD).

Setting Options

SP, LP

INT. USR-BIT, EXT. USR-BIT

00 00 00 00, TIME, DATE

SUPER FINE, FINE,

HD

or

SD16:9

SD4:3

LW 1920x1080, SW 848x480

L 1440x1080, S 640x480

RESET, CONTINUOUS

16bit, 12bit

NORMAL, LINE OUT

, WS NORMAL, VOICE

NORMAL, HIGH

ON XLR, OFF

OFF, 12dB

BRIGHTNESS

CONTRAST

COLOR

SHARPNESS

BACKLIGHT

BRIGHTNESS

CONTRAST

COLOR

SHARPNESS

BACKLIGHT

ON, OFF

ON, OFF

BRIGHT, NORMAL

BRIGHT, NORMAL

71

42

42

107

107

17

18

18

71

108

43

45

43

45

44

44

16

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

24

71

70

28

28

28

60

60

86

45

27

42

67

125

E

CAMERA MENU (cont.)

Submenu

CUSTOMIZE

CUSTOM

PRESET

Menu Item

EDIT

Setting Options

SELECT CP 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

72

TUNE

RENAME

PROTECT

RESET

Setting Items:

GAMMA

KNEE

BLACK

CAMERA CARD

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

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

126

CAMERA MENU (cont.)

Submenu

CUSTOMIZE

CUSTOM

FUNCTION

Menu Item

C.Fn1, C.Fn2,

C.Fn3

Setting Options

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

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)

80

79

80

80

80

82

E

127

CAMERA MENU (cont.)

Submenu

CUSTOMIZE

CUSTOM

DISPLAY

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

128

VCR/PLAY MENU

Submenu

SIGNAL SETUP

Menu Item

TIME CODE

RECORDING

SETUP

AUDIO SETUP

PLAYBACK STD

COMP. OUT

SDI OUTPUT

**

SDI SPEC.

**

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

*Only in Standard Definition (SD).

** only.

Setting Options

COUNT-UP

START VALUE SET, RESET

HDV/DV IN REGEN., COPY

AUTO, HDV, DV

REC-RUN, REC-RUN PS.,

FREE-RUN

39

39

103

91

576i, 1080i/576i

ON, OFF

AUTO, SD LOCKED

ON, OFF

ON, OFF

SP, LP

00 00 00 00, TIME, DATE

SUPER FINE, FINE,

LW 1920x1080, SW 848x480

RESET, CONTINUOUS

94

93

71

42

94

93

93

105

CH

1/2

1/2 , CH

16bit, 12bit

3/4 , MIX/FIXED, MIX/VAR.

3/4

107

107

108

97

97

97

43

E

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 being played back

HDV

DV

[HD DOWN-CONV]

Setting

[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.

129

VCR/PLAY MENU (cont.)

Submenu

DISPLAY SETUP/

Menu Item

CVF SETUP

SYSTEM SETUP/

LCD SETUP

CVF+LCD BW

CVF+LCD ON

TV SCREEN

AUDIO LEVEL

CUSTOM KEY

DATA CODE

6 SEC.DATE

UB DISPLAY

CUSTOM KEY 1

CUSTOM KEY 2

D/TIME SET

RESET ALL

Setting Options

BRIGHTNESS

CONTRAST

COLOR

SHARPNESS

BACKLIGHT

BRIGHTNESS

CONTRAST

COLOR

SHARPNESS

BACKLIGHT

ON, OFF

ON, OFF

ON, OFF

ON, OFF

BRIGHT, NORMAL

BRIGHT, NORMAL

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

66

101

101

42

67

18

18

86

45

71

24

71

130

VCR/PLAY MENU (cont.)

Submenu

CUSTOMIZE

CUSTOM

FUNCTION

Menu Item

C.Fn1, C.Fn2,

C.Fn3

Setting Options

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

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)

80

79

80

80

80

82

E

131

Submenu

SIGNAL SETUP

CAMERA SETUP

RECORDING

SETUP

AUDIO SETUP

CARD CAMERA MENU

Menu Item

GENLCK ADJUST

COMP. OUT

SDI OUTPUT

*

SDI SPEC.

*

AE SHIFT

GAIN SETTING

AF MODE

IMG STAB

SKIN DETAIL

SKY DETAIL

COLOR CORR.

F SPEED PSET

REVIEW

IMG QUALITY

IMAGE SIZE

FILE NOS.

MIC MODE

MIC SENS.

XLR INPUT

XLR GAIN UP

* only.

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

GAIN M

GAIN H

-3dB, ±0dB, 3dB, 6dB, 12dB, 18dB

-3dB, ±0dB, 3dB, 6dB, 12dB, 18dB

-3dB, ±0dB, 3dB, 6dB, 12dB, 18dB

INSTANT AF, NORMAL AF

ON

, OFF

EFFECT LEVEL OFF, LOW , MIDDLE ,

HIGH

HUE

56

33

47

63

CHROMA

AREA

Y LEVEL

SOFT , OFF

CORRECT

A AREA SEL.

A AREA REV.

B AREA SEL.

OFF, A , B , A&B

COLOR PHASE, CHROMA, AREA,

Y LEVEL

R GAIN, B GAIN

COLOR PHASE, CHROMA, AREA,

Y LEVEL

64

61

B AREA REV.

R GAIN, B GAIN

LOW, MIDDLE, HIGH

OFF, 2 sec., 4 sec., 6 sec., 8 sec., 10 sec.

SUPER FINE, FINE,

36

116

107

LW 1920x1080, SW 848x480, L 1440x1080, S 640x480 107

RESET, CONTINUOUS 108

NORMAL, VOICE

NORMAL, HIGH

, WS 43

45

ON XLR, OFF

OFF, 12dB

44

44

40

94

93

93

55

132

CARD CAMERA MENU (cont.)

Submenu

DISPLAY SETUP/

Menu Item

CVF SETUP

LCD SETUP

CVF+LCD BW

CVF+LCD ON

Setting Options

BRIGHTNESS

CONTRAST

COLOR

SHARPNESS

BACKLIGHT

BRIGHTNESS

CONTRAST

COLOR

SHARPNESS

BACKLIGHT

ON, OFF

ON, OFF

BRIGHT, NORMAL

BRIGHT, NORMAL

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

16

17

18

18

71

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

28

60

60

86

27

67

24

71

E

133

Submenu

CUSTOMIZE

CUSTOM

PRESET

CARD CAMERA MENU (cont.)

Menu Item Setting Options

EDIT SELECT CP 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

72

TUNE

RENAME

PROTECT

RESET

Setting Items:

KNEE

BLACK

CAMERA CARD

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

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

77

78

134

Submenu

CUSTOMIZE

CUSTOM

FUNCTION

CARD CAMERA MENU (cont.)

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

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)

80

79

80

80

80

82

E

135

Submenu

CUSTOMIZE

CUSTOM

DISPLAY

CARD CAMERA MENU (cont.)

Menu Item Setting Options

TUNE

SAVE TO CARD

READ FROM CARD

RESET

Setting Items:

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

136

CARD VCR/PLAY MENU

Submenu

SIGNAL SETUP

CARD OPERATIONS

Menu Item

COMP. OUT

SDI OUTPUT

*

SDI SPEC.

*

PRINT ORD. ALL

ERASE

CVF+LCD BW

CVF+LCD ON

TV SCREEN

CUSTOM KEY

Setting Options

576i, 1080i/576i

ON, OFF

AUTO, SD LOCKED

NO, YES

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

PRINT ORDER

SLIDESHOW

OFF, ON

0 ~ 99 COPIES

CANCEL, START

BRIGHTNESS

LCD SETUP

CONTRAST

COLOR

SHARPNESS

BACKLIGHT

BRIGHTNESS

CONTRAST

COLOR

SHARPNESS

BRIGHT, NORMAL

BACKLIGHT

ON, OFF

ON, OFF

ON, OFF

ON, OFF

BRIGHT, NORMAL

SYSTEM SETUP/ CUSTOM KEY 1

CUSTOM KEY 2

D/TIME SET

RESET ALL

FIRMWARE

ITALIANO, POLSKI, ,

TV SCREEN, CVF+LCD BW, (NONE)

TV SCREEN, 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

-

* only.

94

93

93

122

119

121

119

120

122

117

16

E

17

18

18

86

66

71

67

24

71

137

CARD VCR/PLAY MENU (cont.)

Submenu

CUSTOMIZE

META DATA CP

Menu Item Setting Options

CUSTOM

FUNCTION

CARD CAMERA

C.Fn1, C.Fn2,

C.Fn3

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

72

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)

80

79

80

80

80

82

138

Screen Displays

Screen Displays during Recording

See also 27.

E

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)

Tape operation

REC

PAUSE

STOP

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).

139

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

:

×2 playback

:

×1 playback

: Frame advance playback

User bit ( 42)

Audio level indicator ( 45)

Custom function ( 79)

Image protected ( 120)

Custom preset data embedded with the still image ( 77)

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

140

Side panel

Time code setting

Time code synchronization setting

Video output signal from the HD/SD SDI Terminal

Time code

Tape has reached the end

Remaining battery charge

Genlock

Audio level indicator

E

141

List of Messages

Message Explanation

SET THE TIME ZONE, DATE

AND TIME

CHANGE THE BATTERY

PACK

THE TAPE IS SET FOR

ERASURE PREVENTION

REMOVE THE CASSETTE

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.

CHECK THE HDV/DV INPUT DV cable is not connected, or the connected digital device is turned off.

CONDENSATION HAS BEEN

DETECTED

Condensation has been detected in the camcorder.

TAPE END

HEADS DIRTY, USE

CLEANING CASSETTE

Tape reached the end. Rewind the tape or replace the cassette.

Video heads are dirty. Clean the video heads.

NO CARD

NO IMAGES

CARD ERROR

CARD FULL

NAMING ERROR

UNIDENTIFIABLE IMAGE

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.

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

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.

24

13

147

22

103

91

103

104

104

21

103

145

144

22

142

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).

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

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.

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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.

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

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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.

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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

Terminal cover attached

Charged

Uncharged

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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

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.

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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.

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 activated.

Battery pack is exhausted.

Turn on the camcorder.

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Replace or charge the battery pack.

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Recording/Playback

Problem

Buttons will not work.

“ ” flashes on the screen.

“REMOVE THE CASSETTE” appears on the screen.

The wireless controller will not work.

Abnormal characters appear on the screen. The camcorder does not operate properly.

Cause

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.

This camcorder uses a microcomputer. External noise or static electricity may cause abnormal characters to appear on the screen.

Solution

Load a cassette.

See reference page.

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Remove the cassette and reinsert it.

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Change the remote sensor modes.

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Replace the batteries.

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

The dial is not in the OFF position but the POWER indicator is off.

Image will not appear on the screen.

“SET THE TIME ZONE, DATE AND

TIME” appears on the screen.

Pressing the start/stop button will not start recording.

Camcorder will not focus.

The tally lamp will not light up.

Cause

The LED indicators option in the customized functions is set to

[02 OFF].

The STANDBY lever is at the LOCK position.

The dial is not set to a recording program.

Time zone, date and time are not set, or the built-in rechargeable lithium battery is exhausted.

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.

Turn the STANDBY lever to the

STANDBY position.

Set the program.

dial to a recording

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 program.

dial to a recording

Slide the lock switch to the left to enable the operation of the carrying handle controls.

Focus manually.

Lens is dirty.

The tally lamp option in the customized functions is set to [02 OFF].

Adjust the viewfinder with the dioptric adjustment lever.

Clean the lens.

Set the [TALLY LAMP] setting to

[ON] or [BLINK].

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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 Solution

Bright light in a dark scene may cause a vertical light bar (smear) to appear. This is not a malfunction.

Viewfinder is not adjusted.

Record in the Av mode with F5.6–

F8.0.

The input channel selection switch is not set to the correct position.

Even though you are using the builtin microphone, [XLR INPUT] is set to

[ON XLR].

Adjust the viewfinder with the dioptric adjustment lever.

Set the input channel selection switch to the correct position.

Set [XLR INPUT] to [OFF].

Microphone connected to the XLR terminal needs to be powered by the phantom power.

The AUDIO LEVEL switch is set to

M, and recording level is set too low.

Set the switch to ON.

Adjust the audio level correctly.

Microphone attenuator is turned on.

Set the MIC ATT. switch or the

switch to OFF.

Playback

Problem

Pressing the playback button does not start playback.

Tape is running, but image will not appear on the TV screen.

While playing back a tape recorded in HDV standard there are brief stops in the playback picture.

Cause

Camcorder is turned off, or is not set

Cassette is not loaded.

Video heads are dirty.

You attempted to play back or dub a copyright protected tape.

The video output cable is not connected correctly.

Video heads are dirty.

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.

Memory Card Operations

Problem

Memory card cannot be played back.

Image cannot be erased.

“ ” flashes red.

Cause

Memory card cannot be inserted. Memory card was not facing the correct direction.

Memory card cannot be recorded. No memory card.

Memory card is full.

Memory card is not initialized.

The folder and file numbers have reached their maximum value.

The dial or / (card/ tape) switch are not set to the correct position.

Image is protected.

On an SDHC or SD memory card, the write-protect switch is set to the locked position.

Card error occurred.

Solution

Turn the memory card over and reinsert it.

Insert a memory card.

Replace the memory card or erase images.

Initialize the memory card.

Set [FILE NOS.] to [RESET] and insert a new memory card.

Set the dial to VCR/PLAY and the / (card/tape) switch to

.

Cancel the protection.

Change the position of the writeprotect switch on the memory card to unlock it.

Turn off the camcorder. Remove and reinsert the memory card. Initialize the memory card if flashing persists.

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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)

Speedlite Flash

420EX, 430EX,

550EX, 580EX

Battery Video Light

VL-10Li ll

FS-72U Filter Set

Wide Converter

WD-H72

ZR-1000 Zoom Remote

Controller

ZR-2000 Zoom Remote

Controller

HC-4200

System Case

SS-1100 Shoulder Strap

TA-100 Tripod Adapter

SBR-1000 Shooting Brace

WL-D5000 Wireless

Controller

MiniDV Video

Cassette

DC-920

DC Coupler

CB-920 Car Battery

Adapter

BP-930, BP-945,

BP-950G, BP-970G

Battery Pack

CA-920 Compact

Power Adapter

CH-910 Dual Battery

Charger/Holder

DTC-1000

Component Video Cable

BP-930, BP-945,

BP-950G, BP-970G

Battery Pack

VCR

STV-290N Stereo

Video Cable

PC-A10

SCART

Adapter

CV-150F/CV-250F

DV Cable

TV

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.

BP-950G BP-970G

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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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.

Battery Pack

BP-950G

Charging Time

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.

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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

DV

MPEG-1 audio layer 2, 16 bit (48 kHz), Transfer rate: 384 kbps (2CH)

PCM digital sound, 16 bit (48 kHz) or 12 bit (32 kHz)

HD

SD

High Definition Video (HDV) 1080/50i

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

DV

HDV

DV

18.83 mm/s

SP: 18.83 mm/s, LP: 12.57 mm/s

60 min.

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

Size of Images on the Card

File Format

Image Compression Method

SDHC (SD High Capacity) memory card, SD memory card, MultiMedia Card

(MMC)*

1920 x 1080, 1440 x 1080, 848 x 480, 640 x 480 pixels

Design rule for Camera File system (DCF), Exif 2.2** compliant, DPOF compliant

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

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

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COMPONENT OUT Terminal

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

Power supply

Power consumption

Rated output

Operating temperature

Dimensions

Weight

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

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

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56

Gamma

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72

Genlock*

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40

Grip belt

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 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

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

T

Tape protection

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 147

Temporary autofocus

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34

Time code

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39

Time code synchronization*

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40

Troubleshooting

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 149

Tv (recording program)

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51

U

User bit

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42

V

VCR Stop

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26

Video heads, cleaning

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 144

Videocassettes

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21, 147

Viewfinder

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16

W

White balance

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58

Wireless controller

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20

Z

Zebra pattern

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60

Zero set memory

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 98

Zoom

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31

Zoom preset

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32

Zoom speed

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31

E

157

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

The following functions can be assigned to the custom keys:

ZEBRA

TV SCREEN

TV SCREEN

CVF+LCD BW

Time code

Index write

TV screen

2

Zebra pattern

VCR stop

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

Zebra pattern

TV screen

CVF+LCD BW

MAGN. button

SHUTTER dial

CP backward key

1,2

TV screen

CVF+LCD BW

1

2

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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