PUB. DIE-0518-000
4K Camcorder
Instruction Manual
PAL
Introduction
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Setup.
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Highlights of the XF405 / XF400
The Canon XF405 / XF400 4K Camcorder is a high-performance camcorder whose compact size makes it ideal
in a variety of situations. The following are just some of the many functions featured in the camcorder.
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4K Recording
Advanced sensor and image processor
The camcorder is equipped with a 1.0-type CMOS
sensor that captures video at an effective pixel count
of approximately 8.29 megapixels (3840x2160). The
video is then processed by the state-of-the-art dual
DIGIC DV 6 image processing platform. This allows
the camcorder to excel in low-light situations and
achieve improved image stabilization.
Wide zoom lens
The camcorder features a 15x optical zoom lens
with a focal length at full wide angle of 25.5 mm
(35 mm equivalent), offering superb wide-angle
shooting capability.
Convenience and Functionality
Emphasis on versatility
This camcorder has features to make it usable as a
main camera but is also small enough to be very
portable. The advanced image stabilization (A 61)
will let you shoot in a variety of situations in the field.
The handle unit is removable so you can attach it to
enjoy additional audio options and infrared
functionality, or remove it when you need improved
portability.
Manual controls at your fingertips
The focus/zoom ring helps you achieve the focus
you are looking for. You can easily change the ring's
functionality so that you can operate the zoom. You
can also assign certain frequently used functions to
a customizable button and adjust those functions
with the accompanying dial (A 93). Additionally,
the camcorder also features 5 assignable buttons
on the camcorder and one onscreen assignable
touch button to which you can assign a variety of
functions to access them with ease (A 94).
Infrared recording
Record in darkness using infrared recording
(A 88). With the built-in infrared light on the handle
unit, you can record nocturnal animals in their
natural environment or other such scenes.
SD card recording options
The camcorder can record 4K video in MP4 format
on an SD card. It is equipped with 2 SD card slots,
allowing you to use dual recording (A 47) to record
the same clip on two SD cards, or relay recording to
automatically switch to the other SD card when the
one being used is full. Dual recording is a convenient
way to create a backup of your recordings, while
relay recording effectively extends the available
recording time.
Network functions (A 113)
You can connect the camcorder to a Wi-Fi or wired
(Ethernet) network. This allows you to control the
camcorder remotely from a connected network
device using the Browser Remote application
(A 123) and to easily transfer files to a remote FTP
server using the FTP protocol (A 131).
Time code options (A 74)
The time code generated by the camcorder can be
output from the SDI OUT terminal (m only) or
HDMI OUT terminal in order to synchronize it with
other external devices. A user bit code (A 76) can
also be output with the output signal.
Dual Pixel CMOS AF
The camera features Dual Pixel CMOS AF
technology for improved autofocus functions
(A 49). In addition to continuous AF, AF-boosted
MF lets you focus manually most of the way and let
the camcorder finish focusing automatically. With
AF-boosted MF the camcorder does not perform
unreliable focus adjustments, resulting in a smoother
focusing operation than with continuous AF. The
camcorder can also focus automatically on people's
faces and track moving subjects while keeping them
in focus (A 54).
Even while focusing manually, the newly-added Dual
Pixel Focus Guide function (A 50) serves as a
visual, intuitive guide that you can use to check if the
image is in focus and the required adjustment, if it is
not. This can be very helpful to ensure you always
get amazingly sharp 4K video.
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Creativity and Artistic Expression
Other Features
Special recording modes (A 48, 87)
When you make recordings, you can change the
recording frame rate to achieve a fast or slow motion
effect. Alternatively, you can use pre-recording to
record 3 seconds before you decide to start
recording, helping you capture those hard-to-catch
opportunities.
• Battery packs compatible with Intelligent System
give you an estimate (in minutes) of the remaining
recording time.
• Compatibility with the optional GP-E2 GPS
Receiver to geotag your recordings (A 90).
• Multiple image stabilization options (A 61) to
match your recording conditions.
• Compatibility with the optional RC-V100 Remote
Controller (A 89) when you need a professional
level of remote control far surpassing that of the
supplied wireless controller.
• Clear, adjustable LCD panel (A 24) and
adjustable viewfinder (A 24) for ease of use
regardless of the recording angle.
Looks (A 73)
You can adjust various aspects of the picture, such
as the color depth, sharpness and brightness, to
create a desired "look". If you prefer, you can use
one of the preset looks offered. The [Wide DR] look,
for example, applies a gamma curve with a very
wide dynamic range and an appropriate color
matrix.
Table of Contents
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1. Introduction 9
3. Recording 39
About this Manual 9
Conventions Used in this Manual 9
Supplied Accessories 11
Names of Parts 12
Camcorder 12
Handle Unit 17
WL-D89 Wireless Controller 18
Recording Video and Photos 39
Preparing to Record 39
Basic Recording 40
Reviewing the Latest Clip Recorded 41
Using the Fan 42
Onscreen Displays 42
Video Configuration: Resolution, Bit Rate and
Frame Rate 46
Selecting Internal Recording 46
Selecting the Resolution and Bit Rate 46
Selecting the Frame Rate 46
Dual Recording and Relay Recording 47
Slow & Fast Motion Recording 48
Adjusting the Focus 49
Manual Focus 49
AF-Boosted MF 52
Continuous AF 53
Changing the AF Frame Size 53
Face Detection & Tracking 54
Zooming 56
Using the Focus/Zoom Ring 56
Using the Zoom Rockers 57
Using the Supplied Wireless Controller or an
Optional Remote Controller 59
Using the Touch Screen’s Zoom Controls 59
Digital Tele-Converter 60
Image Stabilization 61
Dynamic IS or Standard IS 61
Powered IS 61
Automatic Gain Control (AGC) Limit 63
Shooting Modes 64
Programmed AE (’) 64
Shutter Priority AE (‚) 64
Aperture Priority AE (“) 65
Manual Exposure (n) 65
Special Scene Modes 66
Adjusting the Exposure 67
Exposure Lock (AE Lock) 67
Touch Exposure 67
Exposure Compensation 68
Backlight Correction 68
Zebra Pattern 69
ND Filter 70
2. Preparations 19
Preparing the Power Supply 19
Using a Battery Pack 19
Preparing the Camcorder 22
Attaching the Microphone Holder Unit 22
Attaching the Handle Unit 22
Using the Lens Hood and Lens Cap 23
Using the Viewfinder 24
Using the LCD Screen 24
Adjusting the Grip Belt and Using Straps 25
Wireless Controller 26
Using a Tripod 27
Basic Operation of the Camcorder 28
Turning the Camcorder On and Off 28
Changing the Camcorder's Operating Mode 29
Using the MENU Button and Joystick 29
Date, Time and Language Settings 30
Setting the Date and Time 30
Changing the Language 31
Changing the Time Zone 31
Using SD Cards 32
Compatible SD Cards 32
Inserting and Removing an SD Card 33
Initializing an SD Card 34
Selecting the SD Card for Recordings 34
Using the Menus 35
FUNC Menu 35
Setup Menus 36
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White Balance 71
Using Looks 73
Setting the Time Code 74
Selecting the Time Code Mode 74
Setting the User Bit 76
Recording Audio 77
Selecting the Audio Recording Format 77
Audio Settings and Recorded Audio Channels 78
Connecting an External Microphone or External
Audio Input Source to the Camcorder 79
Selecting the Audio Input Source for Audio
Channels 80
Adjusting the Audio Recording Level 81
Advanced Microphone Settings 83
Using Headphones 85
Color Bars/Audio Reference Signal 86
Recording Color Bars 86
Recording an Audio Reference Signal 86
Pre-Recording 87
Infrared Recording 88
Using the Optional RC-V100 Remote
Controller 89
Using the Optional GP-E2 GPS Receiver 90
4. Customization 93
CUSTOM Dial and Button 93
Assignable Buttons 94
Changing the Assigned Function 94
Assignable functions 95
Saving and Loading Camcorder Settings 96
Saving Camcorder Settings 96
Loading Camcorder Settings 96
5. Playback 97
Basic Playback 97
The Playback Index Screen 97
Changing the Index Screen 98
Playing Back Recordings 98
Playback Controls 99
Adjusting the volume 100
Displaying Clip Information 100
Clip and Photo Operations 101
Deleting Clips and Photos 101
Trimming Clips 102
Copying Clips and Photos 103
Recovering Clips 104
6. External Connections 105
Video Output Configuration 105
Video Output Configuration by Terminal (Internal
Recording Priority) 105
Video Output Configuration by Terminal (External
Recording Only) 106
Connecting to an External Monitor or
Recorder 107
Connection Diagram 107
Recording Video Using an External Recorder 107
Connecting an External Monitor 108
Audio Output 110
Selecting the Audio Channels 110
Working with Clips on a Computer 111
7. Network Functions 113
About the Network Functions 113
Connecting to a Wi-Fi Network 115
Camera Access Point 116
Connecting in Infrastructure Mode 117
Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS) 118
Searching for Access Points 119
Manual Setup 120
Connecting to a Wired (Ethernet) Network 121
Selecting a Network Connection and Changing
Network Settings 122
Selecting a Network Connection 122
Changing Network Settings 122
Browser Remote: Controlling the Camcorder from
a Network Device 123
Setting Up Browser Remote 123
Starting Browser Remote 124
Using Browser Remote 126
FTP File Transfer 131
Setting Up the FTP Server and Transfer
Settings 131
Transferring Clips (FTP Transfer) 132
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8. Additional Information 133
Menu Options 133
FUNC Menu 133
Setup Menus 134
Troubleshooting 141
List of Messages 145
Safety Instructions and Handling Precautions 149
Maintenance/Others 153
Optional Accessories 154
Specifications 156
Reference Tables 159
Charging Times 159
Approximate Recording Time on an SD Card 159
Approximate Recording Times with a Fully
Charged Battery Pack 159
Index 161
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Introduction
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About this Manual
Thank you for purchasing the Canon XF405 / XF400. Please read this manual carefully before you use the
camcorder and retain it for future reference. Should your camcorder fail to operate correctly, refer to
Troubleshooting (A 141).
Conventions Used in this Manual
•
IMPORTANT: Precautions related to the camcorder’s operation.
•
NOTES: Additional topics that complement the basic operating procedures.
• A: Reference page number within this manual.
• m: Text and/or illustrations that apply only to the model indicated in the icon.
• The following terms are used in this manual:
“Memory card” refers to an SD, SDHC or SDXC card.
“Screen” refers to the LCD screen and the viewfinder screen.
“Clip” refers to a single movie unit recorded with a single recording operation (for example, from the point when
the REC button is pressed to start recording until it is pressed again to stop).
“Network device” refers to a device (like a smartphone or tablet) connected to the camcorder via Wi-Fi or
through a wired network using the
(Ethernet) terminal.
• The photos included in this manual are simulated pictures taken with a still camera. Unless indicated
otherwise, illustrations refer to the m. Some screenshots have been altered to make them easier to
read.
• Operating mode icons: A shaded icon (like
) indicates that the function described can be used in the
operating mode shown; a non-shaded icon (like
) indicates that the function cannot be used.
Position of the POWER switch: shooting (CAMERA) or playback (MEDIA) mode.
For details, refer to Turning the Camcorder On and Off (A 28).
Operating modes:
Position of the mode switch. For details refer to Changing the Camcorder's
Operating Mode (A 29).
About this Manual
• The following style is used to represent menu selections. For a detailed explanation on how to use the menus,
refer to Using the Menus (A 35). For a summary of all available menu options and settings, refer to Menu
Options (A 133).
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The menu page number is given
only for main procedures.
1 Select [Internal/External Rec].
This indicates to press the
MENU button.
> [3 ! Recording Setup] > [Internal/External Rec]
2 Touch [v Internal Rec Priority] and then touch [X].
Brackets [ ] indicate text as it appears on the
camcorder's screen (menu options, onscreen
buttons, messages, etc.).
This arrow indicates a deeper
level in the menu hierarchy or
the next step in a procedure.
Supplied Accessories
Supplied Accessories
The following accessories are supplied with the camcorder:
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CA-946 AC Adapter
(incl. power cord)
BP-828 Battery Pack
Microphone holder unit
(incl. screws)
Handle unit (incl. screws)
Lens hood with lens barrier
Lens cap
WL-D89 Wireless Controller
(incl. CR2025 lithium button
battery)
Quick Guide
Names of Parts
Names of Parts
Camcorder
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1
4 5
1
2
3
4
5
6
6
2
7 8 9
ND FILTER +/– buttons (A 70)
PRE REC (pre-recording) button (A 87)/
Assignable button 3 (A 94)
u (review recording) button (A 41)/
Assignable button 4 (A 94)
Lens barrier switch (A 39)
Lens hood (A 23)
Focus/Zoom ring (A 49, 56)
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7
8
9
10
11
3
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CUSTOM (customizable) dial (A 93)
CUSTOM (customizable) button (A 93)
Focus/Zoom ring switch (A 49, 56)
INFRARED switch (A 88)
DISP (onscreen display) button (A 42)/
BATT. INFO (battery information) button (A 21)
Names of Parts
1
2
3
4
13
5
6
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
Exhaust ventilation outlet (A 42)
Built-in speaker (A 100)
SD CARD (open the SD card compartment
cover) switch (A 33)
Air intake vent (A 42)
Lens hood release button (A 23)
Grip belt (A 25)
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12
7
8
9
10
11
12
USB terminal (A 90)
HDMI OUT terminal (A 107)
(Ethernet) indicator (A 121)
(Ethernet) terminal (A 121)
MIC terminal (A 79)
m SDI OUT terminal (A 107)
Names of Parts
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1
14
2
8
9
10
11
3
4
5
6
12
13
14
15
16
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
Joystick (A 29)/SET button (A 29)
MENU button (A 29, 36)
Remote sensor (A 27)
AF/MF button (A 49)/
Assignable button 1 (A 94)
POWERED IS button (A 61)/
Assignable button 2 (A 94)
LCD touch screen (A 24)
Viewfinder (A 24)
Dioptric adjustment lever (A 24)
Strap mount (A 25)
10 MAGN. (magnification) button (A 52)/
Assignable button 5 (A 94)
11 REC (start/stop recording video) button (A 39)
12 Battery attachment unit (A 19)
13 Serial number
14 REMOTE terminal
For connecting the optional RC-V100 Remote
Controller (A 89) or commercially available
remote controllers.
15 × (headphones) terminal (A 85, 110)
16 DC IN terminal (A 19)
Names of Parts
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1
6
2 3
4
7
8
5
9
10
1
2
3
4
5
Handle attachment unit (A 22)
POWER/CHG (battery charging) indicator
(A 19)
Power switch (A 28)
Cold shoe/Handle attachment unit (A 22)
Built-in stereo microphone (A 77)
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7
8
9
10
11
11
ACCESS indicator (A 39)
Zoom rocker (A 56)
Mode switch (A 29)
SD card compartment cover (A 33)
SD card slot 2 (A 33)
SD card slot 3 (A 33)
Names of Parts
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1 2
1
2
3
4
Socket for tripod's anti-rotation pin
Tripod socket (A 27)
BATTERY RELEASE switch (A 20)
Eye cup (A 24)
3
4
Names of Parts
Handle Unit
1
2
3
4
5
17
6 7
8
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
9 10
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Cold shoe
Handle zoom rocker (A 57)
REC button's lock (C) lever (A 41)
REC (start/stop recording video) button (A 39)
– (audio level) dials for CH1 (left) and CH2
(right) (A 82)
Audio level switches: for CH1 (left) and CH2
(right) (A 81)
Audio input selection switches: for CH1 (left)
and CH2 (right) (A 80)
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14
13
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
INPUT terminals (XLR): INPUT 1 (right), INPUT 2
(left) (A 79)
Infrared light (A 88)
Tally lamp (A 40)
Audio controls cover (A 81)
Handle unit front screw (A 22)
Handle unit rear screws (A 22)
INPUT 1 (left) / INPUT 2 (right) switches
(audio source selection) (A 80)
Microphone Holder Unit (A 22, 79)
1
2
3
1
2
3
Microphone lock screw
Microphone holder
Microphone cable clamp
Names of Parts
WL-D89 Wireless Controller
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7
1
2
3
8
4
5
9
10
6
1
2
3
4
5
START/STOP button (A 39)
Same as the REC button on the camcorder,
used to start/stop recording video.
G (open the index selection screen) button
(A 98)
MENU button (A 36)
DISP. (onscreen display) button (A 42)
SET button
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7
8
9
10
Ñ (stop) button (A 98)
PHOTO button (A 40)
Zoom buttons (A 59)
Navigation buttons (Í/Î/Ï/Ð)
Ò (play/pause) button (A 98)
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Preparations
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Preparing the Power Supply
You can power the camcorder using a battery pack or directly using the supplied AC adapter. If you connect the
AC adapter to the camcorder while a battery pack is attached, the camcorder will draw power from the power
outlet.
Using a Battery Pack
You can power the camcorder using the supplied BP-828 Battery Pack or the optional BP-820 Battery Pack.
Both battery packs are compatible with Intelligent System so you can check the approximate remaining battery
usage time (in minutes) on the screen. For more accurate readings, when using a battery pack for the first time,
charge it fully and then use the camcorder until the battery pack is completely exhausted.
Charging the Battery Pack
Charge battery packs using the supplied CA-946 AC Adapter.
1 Make sure the power switch is set to OFF.
2 Connect the AC adapter's DC plug to the camcorder's DC IN
terminal.
햲
3 Connect the power cord to the AC adapter.
4 Plug the power cord into a power outlet.
햵
햳
5 Attach the battery pack to the camcorder.
• Press the battery pack softly into the battery attachment unit
and slide it forward until it clicks in place.
햴
햶
Preparing the Power Supply
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POWER/CHG (battery charging) indicator
6 Charging will start.
• The POWER/CHG indicator will illuminate in red while the
battery is charging. The indicator will go out when charging is
completed. If the POWER/CHG indicator starts flashing, refer to
Troubleshooting (A 141).
햷
7 When charging has completed, disconnect the AC adapter in the
order shown in the illustration.
햸
햸 -3
햸 -1
햸 -4
To remove the battery pack
1 Slide the BATTERY RELEASE switch in the direction of the arrow
and hold it pressed down.
2 Slide the battery pack down and then pull it out.
햳
햲
Preparing the Power Supply
IMPORTANT
• Do not connect to the AC adapter any product that is not expressly recommended for use with this
camcorder.
• Turn off the camcorder before connecting or disconnecting the AC adapter. After you turn off the camcorder,
important data is updated on the SD card. Be sure to wait until the green POWER/CHG indicator goes out.
• When using the AC adapter, do not fix it permanently to one place as this may cause a malfunction.
• To prevent equipment breakdowns and excessive heating, do not connect the supplied AC adapter to voltage
converters for overseas travels or special power sources such as those on aircraft and ships, DC-AC inverters,
etc.
NOTES
• We recommend charging the battery pack in temperatures between 10 °C and 30 °C. If either the ambient
temperature or the battery pack’s temperature is outside the range of approx. 0 °C to 40 °C, charging will not
start.
• The battery pack will be charged only when the camcorder is off.
• If the power supply was disconnected while charging a battery pack, make sure the POWER/CHG indicator
has gone out before restoring the power supply.
• If remaining battery time is an issue, you can power the camcorder using the AC adapter so the battery pack
will not be consumed.
• For approximate charging times and recording times with a fully charged battery pack, refer to the Reference
Tables (A 159, 159).
• Charged battery packs continue to discharge naturally. Therefore, charge them on the day of use, or the day
before, to ensure a full charge.
• We recommend that you prepare battery packs to last 2 to 3 times longer than you think you might need.
• For handling precautions regarding the battery pack, refer to Battery Pack (A 151).
Checking the Remaining Battery Charge
With the camcorder turned off, press the BATT. INFO button to display for about 5 seconds a screen showing
the approximate battery charge level and an estimate of the remaining recording time. Note that if the battery
charge is too low, the battery information screen may not appear.
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Preparing the Camcorder
Preparing the Camcorder
This section covers the basic preparations for the camcorder such as attaching the handle unit and lens hood,
and adjusting the viewfinder and LCD screen.
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IMPORTANT
• Be careful not to drop the camcorder when attaching, removing or adjusting the various accessories. Using a
table or other stable surface is recommended.
Attaching the Microphone Holder Unit
Use a commercially available Phillips head ("crosshead") screwdriver
to attach the microphone holder unit to the handle unit with the two
supplied screws.
Attaching the Handle Unit
The camcorder is functional even if you remove the handle unit. However, to use the INPUT terminals (A 79),
infrared light (A 88) and tally lamp (A 40), the handle unit must be correctly attached to the camcorder.
1 Align the handle unit with the handle attachment unit and
then slide the handle unit forward until it is in place.
2 Firmly tighten the front and rear screws.
• To tighten the rear screws you can use a coin or similar object.
Preparing the Camcorder
Using the Lens Hood and Lens Cap
While recording, the supplied lens hood with lens barrier is
effective for reducing stray light that can be the cause of lens
flare and ghost images. Additionally, closing the lens barrier
can help prevent fingerprints and dirt accumulation on the
lens.
To carry/transport the camcorder or store it after use,
remove the lens hood and place the lens cap back on the
camcorder.
1 Remove the lens cap.
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햳
햲
• The lens cap and lens hood cannot be used
simultaneously.
2 Place the lens hood on the front of the lens so that
the groove on the lens hood is aligned with the top of
the lens (햲), and then turn the lens hood clockwise
until it stops with a click (햳).
• Be careful not to deform the lens hood.
• Make sure that the lens hood is aligned with the thread.
To remove the lens hood
1 Press and hold the lens hood release button and turn
the lens hood counterclockwise.
2 Place the lens cap back on the lens.
Lens hood release
button
Preparing the Camcorder
Using the Viewfinder
Adjust the position of the viewfinder to a comfortable angle. You can also adjust the diopter, if necessary.
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1 Pull out the viewfinder and adjust the viewing angle.
2 Turn on the camcorder (A 28).
3 Adjust the viewfinder using the dioptric adjustment lever.
햲
Dioptric adjustment
lever
햴
NOTES
• Make sure you keep the eye cup attached when using the camcorder.
• If you wear glasses, you may find the viewfinder easier to use if you flip back
the outer edge of the eye cup toward the camcorder body.
Using the LCD Screen
Open the LCD panel 90 degrees.
• You can rotate the panel 90 degrees downward and 180
degrees toward the lens.
180°
90°
Preparing the Camcorder
NOTES
• You can adjust the brightness of the LCD screen with the [£ Display Setup] > [LCD Brightness] and
[LCD Backlight] settings in the setup menus. When the camcorder is on, you can also press and hold the DISP
button for more than 2 seconds to change the [LCD Backlight] setting between [
Normal] and
[
Bright].
• Adjusting the brightness does not affect the brightness of recordings.
• Making the screen brighter with the [LCD Backlight] setting will shorten the effective usage time of the battery
pack.
• When the LCD panel is rotated 180 degrees toward the subject, you can set [£ Display Setup] >
[LCD Mirror Image] in the setup menus to [i On] to flip the image horizontally so it shows a mirror image of
the subject.
• For details about how to take care of the LCD screen and viewfinder, refer to Handling Precautions (A 150),
Cleaning (A 153).
• About the LCD and viewfinder screens: The screens are produced using extremely high-precision manufacturing
techniques, with more than 99.99% of the pixels operating to specification. Less than 0.01% of the pixels may
occasionally misfire or appear as black, red, blue or green dots. This has no effect on the recorded image and
does not constitute a malfunction.
Adjusting the Grip Belt and Using Straps
Fasten the grip belt.
• Adjust the grip belt so that you can reach the zoom rocker with
your index finger, and the REC button with your thumb.
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Preparing the Camcorder
To attach an optional WS-20 Wrist Strap
To attach an optional SS-600/SS-650 Shoulder Strap
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Wireless Controller
First, insert the supplied CR2025 lithium button battery into the wireless controller.
1 Press the tab in the direction of the arrow and pull out the battery
holder.
2 Place the lithium button battery with the + side facing up.
3 Insert the battery holder.
Tab
Preparing the Camcorder
To use the wireless controller
Point the wireless controller at the camcorder’s remote sensor
when you press the buttons.
• You can rotate the LCD panel 180 degrees to use the wireless
controller from the front of the camcorder.
NOTES
• When the camcorder cannot be operated with the wireless
controller, or when it can only be operated at very close range, replace the battery.
• The wireless controller may not work properly when the remote sensor is situated under strong light sources or
direct sunlight.
Using a Tripod
You can mount the camcorder on a tripod but do not use tripods
with mounting screws longer than 6 mm as this may cause damage
to the camcorder.
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Basic Operation of the Camcorder
Basic Operation of the Camcorder
Turning the Camcorder On and Off
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The camcorder has two basic modes: CAMERA (
) mode for making recordings or MEDIA (
playing back recordings. Select the operating mode using the power switch.
To turn on the camcorder
Set the power switch to CAMERA for
MEDIA for
mode (A 97).
mode
) mode for
mode (A 39) or
mode
To turn off the camcorder
Set the power switch to OFF.
NOTES
• When you turn on the camcorder, the POWER/CHG indicator will illuminate in green. You can set [B System
Setup] > [POWER LED] in the setup menus to [j Off] so the power indicator does not illuminate.
Basic Operation of the Camcorder
Changing the Camcorder's Operating Mode
In
mode, you can further select the camera mode to match your shooting style.
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(Auto) mode
Set the mode switch to N. With this mode, the camcorder takes care of all the settings
while you concentrate on recording. This operating mode is suitable if you just prefer not to
bother with detailed camcorder settings.
(Manual) mode
Set the mode switch to n. With this mode, you can enjoy full access to menus, settings and
advanced functions.
Using the MENU Button and Joystick
You can navigate some of the camcorder’s menus and screens using the MENU button and joystick instead of
using the touch screen.
Joystick/SET button
When making a menu selection, push the joystick to move the
orange selection frame in the menu. Then, press the joystick
itself (in the manual, "press SET") to select the menu item
indicated by the orange selection frame.
MENU button
Press the button to open the setup menus and then press again
to close the menu after adjusting desired settings.
Date, Time and Language Settings
Date, Time and Language Settings
Setting the Date and Time
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You will need to set the date and time of the camcorder
before you can start using it. The [Date/Time] screen will
appear automatically when the camcorder’s clock is not set.
Operating modes:
1 Turn on the camcorder.
• The [Date/Time] screen will appear.
2 Touch a field you want to change (year, month, day, hours or minutes).
• You can also push the joystick (ÏÐ) to move between the fields.
3 Touch [Í] or [Î] to change the field as necessary.
• You can also push the joystick (Ý) to change the field.
4 Set the correct date and time by changing all the fields in the same way.
5 Touch [Y.M.D], [M.D,Y] or [D.M.Y] to select the date format you prefer.
• You can also push the joystick to select the desired button and press SET to confirm. The same is true for
the rest of the steps in this procedure.
• In some screens, the date will be displayed in short form (numbers instead of month names or only the day
and month), but it will still follow the order you selected.
6 Touch [24H] to use 24-hour clock or leave it unselected to use 12-hour clock (AM/PM).
7 Touch [OK] to start the clock and close the setup screen.
NOTES
• With the following settings, you can change the time zone, date and time also after the initial setup. You can
also change the date format and clock format (12 or 24 hours).
- [ System Setup] > [Time Zone/DST]
- [ System Setup] > [Date/Time]
• When you do not use the camcorder for about 3 months, the built-in rechargeable lithium battery may be
completely exhausted and the date and time setting may be lost. In such case, recharge the built-in lithium
battery (A 152) and set the time zone, date and time again.
Date, Time and Language Settings
Changing the Language
The default language of the camcorder is English. You can set it to one of 27 languages. Some settings and
onscreen displays will be displayed in English, regardless of the language setting.
The following procedure is explained using only the touch screen and an abbreviated notation explained in the
following section. For a detailed explanation, refer to Using the Menus (A 35).
Operating modes:
1 Select [Language H].
> [B ! System Setup] > [Language H]
2 Touch the desired language and then touch [OK].
3 Touch [X] to close the menu.
Changing the Time Zone
Change the time zone to match your location. The default setting is Paris. In addition, the camcorder is able to
retain the date and time of an additional location. This is convenient when you travel so that you can set the
camcorder to match the time of your home location or that of your travel destination.
The following procedure is explained using only the touch screen and an abbreviated notation explained in the
following section. For a detailed explanation, refer to Using the Menus (A 35).
Operating modes:
1 Select [Time Zone/DST].
> [B ! System Setup] > [Time Zone/DST]
2 Touch ["] to set the home time zone, or [#] to set the time zone of your destination when you are
traveling.
3 Touch [Ï] or [Ð] to set the desired time zone. If necessary, touch [$] to adjust for daylight saving
time.
4 Touch [X] to close the menu.
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Using SD Cards
Using SD Cards
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The camcorder records clips and photos on commercially available Secure Digital (SD) cards1. The camcorder
has two SD card slots and you can use two SD cards (in the manual, "SD card A" and "SD card B") to record on
both simultaneously or to automatically switch to the other SD card when the SD card in use is full (A 47).
Initialize SD cards (A 34) using the [Complete Initialization] option when you use them with this camcorder for
the first time.
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The SD card is used also to save menu settings files.
Compatible SD Cards
The following types of SD cards2 can be used with this camcorder. For the latest information about SD cards
tested for use with this camcorder, visit your local Canon Web site.
SD card type:
.
/
0
SD cards
SDHC cards
SDXC cards
Speed Class U1
Speed Class U3
UHS Speed Class3:
SD Speed Class3:
2
3
As of June 2017, the clip recording function has been tested using SD cards made by Panasonic, Toshiba and SanDisk.
UHS and SD Speed Class are standards that indicate the minimum guaranteed data transfer rate of SD cards.
To record 4K clips with a resolution/bit rate of [3840x2160 (150 Mbps)] (A 46) or using slow & fast motion recording (A 48),
we recommend using SD cards rated UHS Speed Class U3.
IMPORTANT
• About SDXC cards: You can use SDXC cards with this camcorder but SDXC cards are initialized by the
camcorder using the exFAT file system.
- When using exFAT-formatted cards with other devices (digital recorders, card readers, etc.), make sure that
the external device is compatible with exFAT. For more information on compatibility, contact the computer,
operating system or card manufacturer.
- If you use exFAT-formatted cards with a computer OS that is not exFAT-compatible, you may be prompted
to format the card. In such case, cancel the operation to prevent data loss.
• After repeatedly recording, deleting and editing clips (if the SD card is fragmented), you may notice slower
writing speeds to the card and recording may even stop. In such case, save your recordings and initialize the
card with the camcorder using the [Complete Initialization] option. Be sure to initialize SD cards especially
before shooting important scenes.
NOTES
• Proper operation cannot be guaranteed for all SD cards.
Using SD Cards
Inserting and Removing an SD Card
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1 Turn off the camcorder.
• Make sure the POWER/CHG indicator is off.
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2 Open the SD card compartment cover.
• Slide the SD CARD switch all the way in the direction of the
arrow to open the cover.
3 Insert the SD card straight, with the label facing away
from the right side of the camcorder (the side with the air
intake vent), all the way into one of the SD card slots until
it clicks.
햳
• You can also use two cards, one in each SD card slot.
• To remove an SD card, make sure the ACCESS indicator is
off and then push the card once to release it. When the SD
card springs out, pull it all the way out.
4 Close the SD card compartment cover.
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• Do not force the cover closed if the SD card is not correctly
inserted.
ACCESS (SD card access) indicator
SD card access indicator
SD card status
Red (on or flashing)
Accessing the SD card(s).
Off
Neither SD card is being accessed or no SD cards are
inserted in the camcorder.
IMPORTANT
• Observe the following precautions while the ACCESS indicator is illuminated in red. Failure to do so may result
in permanent data loss.
- Do not disconnect the power source or turn off the camcorder.
- Do not open the SD card compartment cover.
- Do not change the camcorder’s operating mode.
• Turn off the camcorder before inserting or removing an SD card. Inserting or removing a card with the
camcorder on may result in permanent data loss.
• SD cards have front and back sides that are not interchangeable. Inserting an SD card facing the wrong
direction can cause a malfunction of the camcorder. Be sure to insert the SD card as described in step 3.
• SD cards have a physical switch to prevent writing on the card so as to avoid the accidental erasure of the
card’s content. To write-protect the SD card, set the switch to the LOCK position.
• If you set [ System Setup] > [ACCESS LED] to [j Off], the ACCESS indicator will not illuminate.
Using SD Cards
Initializing an SD Card
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Initialize SD cards when you use them with this camcorder for the first time. You can also initialize a card to
permanently delete all the recordings it contains.
The following procedure is explained using only the touch screen and an abbreviated notation explained in the
following section. For a detailed explanation, refer to Using the Menus (A 35).
Operating modes:
1 Power the camcorder using the AC adapter.
• Do not disconnect the power source or turn off the camcorder until the initialization is completed.
2 Select [Initialize] for the desired SD card.
> [3 "* Recording Setup] > [Initialize 8] > [6 Mem. Card A] or [7 Mem. Card B] > [Initialize]
* Page ! in
mode.
• In the initialization screen, touch [Complete Initialization] to physically erase all the data rather than just clear
the file allocation table of the SD card.
3 Touch [Yes].
• If you selected the [Complete Initialization] option, you can touch [Cancel] to cancel the initialization while it is
in progress. You can use the SD card but all data will be erased.
4 When the confirmation message appears, touch [OK] and then touch [X].
IMPORTANT
• Initializing an SD card will permanently erase all recordings. Lost data cannot be recovered. Make sure you
save important recordings in advance (A 111).
• Depending on the SD card, the complete initialization may take up to a few minutes.
Selecting the SD Card for Recordings
You can select the SD card on which clips and photos will be recorded.
The following procedure is explained using only the touch screen and an abbreviated notation explained in the
following section. For a detailed explanation, refer to Using the Menus (A 35).
Operating modes:
1 Select [Recording Media].
> [3 ! Recording Setup] > [Recording Media]
2 Touch the desired SD card ([6 Mem. Card A] or [7 Mem. Card B]) for recording clips
([v Rec Media for Movies]) and/or photos ([{ Rec Media for Photos]).
3 Touch [X].
• After closing the menu, the icon of the SD card selected for recording clips will appear on the screen.
Using the Menus
Using the Menus
The camcorder's functions can be adjusted from the setup menus, accessed by pressing the MENU button, or
from the FUNC menu, accessed by touching or selecting the onscreen [FUNC] button. For details about the
available menu options and settings, refer to Menu Options (A 133).
Throughout the rest of this manual, functions are explained using touch operations but menu settings can be
equally accessed using the joystick and SET button. The following procedures explain how to use both methods.
If necessary, refer back to this section for details on using the joystick.
FUNC Menu
In
mode, the FUNC menu offers a quick way to control various shooting related functions such as white
balance, exposure, focus, etc. Available functions are more limited in
mode.
To use the touch panel
FUNC menu in
mode
1 Touch [FUNC] on the shooting screen.
2 Touch the icon of the desired function on the left
column.
• If necessary, touch [
]/[
] to scroll up/down.
3 Touch the icon of the desired setting on the bottom
row.
4 Touch [X] to close the FUNC menu or [L] to return
to the left column.
To use the joystick
1 On the shooting screen, push the joystick to select [FUNC] and then press SET.
2 Push the joystick (Ý) to select the desired icon from the left column and then press SET.
3 Push the joystick (Þ) to select the desired icon from the bottom row and then press SET.
• To select a value from an adjustment dial, first push the joystick (Î) to highlight the dial in orange and then
(Þ) to select the desired value.
4 Select [X] to close the FUNC menu or [L] to return to the left column.
• From the left column, push the joystick (Ð) to select the [X] icon and then press SET. From the bottom
row, push the joystick (Í) once and then (Þ) to select the desired icon.
NOTES
• Depending on the selected function, other buttons, adjustment dials, and other controls may appear on the
screen. These are explained in the respective section of the manual.
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Using the Menus
Setup Menus
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Following is a step-by-step explanation of how to select a typical option from the setup menus. Some menu
items may require additional steps. Such operations will be explained in the respective section of the manual.
For brevity's sake, references to menu settings throughout the manual may be abbreviated as follows:
> [B ! System Setup] > [Language H] > Desired option
To use the touch panel
1 Press the MENU button.
2 Touch the icon of the desired setup menu from the top row.
• In the example, the B icon, corresponding to the [System Setup] menu.
3 Touch the desired menu item ([Language H], in the example).
• If the desired menu item does not appear in the menu page displayed, drag your finger left/right to scroll
through other menu pages.
• For main procedures, the page number may be given in the manual (!, in the example). If you know the
page number, you can touch the number icon on the top left of the screen to open directly the desired menu
page.
4 Touch the desired setting option and then touch [X] to close the menu.
• You can touch [L] to return to the previous menu page.
To use the joystick
1 Press the MENU button.
2 Push the joystick (Þ) to select the icon of the desired setup menu.
• In the example, the B icon, corresponding to the [System Setup] menu.
• If one of the icons in the top row is not selected when you open the menu, first push the joystick (Ý) to
move the orange selection frame to one of the icons.
3 Push the joystick (Ý) to select the desired menu item ([Language H], in the example) and then
press SET.
• If the desired menu item does not appear in the menu page displayed, push the joystick (Þ) to scroll
through other menu pages.
• For main procedures, the page number may be given in the manual (!, in the example), making it easier to
find the desired menu page.
4 Push the joystick (Ý) to select the desired setting option and then press SET.
5 Press the MENU button to close the menu.
• You can push the joystick to highlight the [L] button and press SET to return to the previous menu page.
You can also highlight the [X] button and press SET to close the menu.
Using the Menus
NOTES
• You can use the MENU button on the supplied wireless controller to open the setup menus.
• Touching [X] or pressing the MENU button at any time closes the menu.
• Unavailable items may appear grayed out.
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Using the Menus
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Recording
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Recording Video and Photos
This section explains the basics of recording clips* and photos. For details on recording audio, refer to Recording
Audio (A 77).
Before making important recordings for the first time, make test recordings using the video configuration(s) you
plan to use to check that the camcorder operates correctly. Should the camcorder fail to operate correctly, refer
to Troubleshooting (A 141).
* "Clip" refers to a single movie unit recorded with a single recording operation.
Operating modes:
Preparing to Record
Lens barrier switch
1 Attach a charged battery pack to the camcorder (A 19).
2 Insert a card into an SD card slot.
• To use relay recording or dual recording (A 47), insert SD
cards into both slots.
3 Open the lens barrier.
• Set the lens barrier switch to OPEN.
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4 If you need to use the viewfinder, pull it out and adjust it,
as necessary.
• You can use the dioptric adjustment lever and tilt the
viewfinder 45 degrees upward.
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Recording Video and Photos
Basic Recording
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When you use
mode to shoot video and take photos, the camcorder will automatically adjust various
settings for you. In
mode, you can manually adjust the focus, exposure and many other settings according
to your needs and preferences.
You can also start/stop recording video remotely using Browser Remote on a connected network device
(A 123, 127).
1 Set the mode switch to the desired position.
• Set it to N (
mode) or n (
according to how you want to use the
camcorder.
mode),
2 Set the power switch to CAMERA.
or
To record video
Press the REC button to begin recording.
• During recording, Ü will appear on the screen.
Additionally, if the handle unit is attached to the
camcorder, the tally lamp will illuminate.
• Press the REC button again to stop recording. Ü
will change to Ñ and the clip will be recorded on
Onscreen
assignable button
the card selected for recording clips. The tally lamp
will also go out.
• You can also press the REC button on the handle unit or the START/STOP button on the supplied wireless
controller.
To take photos
Touch the onscreen assignable button (A 94).
• By default, the [
Photo] function is assigned to the onscreen assignable button.
• A green g icon will appear at the bottom of the screen. Also, at the upper right of the screen, {Ð will
appear with the icon of the card selected for recording photos.
• You can also press the PHOTO button on the supplied wireless controller.
When you have finished recording
1 Set the lens barrier switch to CLOSED to close the lens barrier.
2 Make sure that the ACCESS indicator is off.
3 Set the power switch to OFF.
4 Close the LCD panel and return the viewfinder to its retracted position.
IMPORTANT
• Observe the following precautions while the ACCESS indicator is illuminated in red. Failing to do so may result
in permanent data loss or damage to the card.
- Do not open the SD card compartment cover.
- Do not disconnect the power source or turn off the camcorder.
- Do not change the camcorder’s operating mode.
• Be sure to save your recordings regularly (A 111), especially after making important recordings. Canon shall
not be liable for any loss or corruption of data.
Recording Video and Photos
NOTES
• The REC button on the handle unit has a lock lever to prevent accidental operation. Set the lock lever to C in
cases such as when you do not want a recording inadvertently paused or do not plan to use this REC button.
Return the lever to its previous position to enable use of the REC button again.
• If the camcorder switches to the other SD card while recording video due to the relay recording function
(A 47), the two parts (before/after the switch) will be recorded as separate clips. With the software Data
Import Utility, you can join clips recorded on different SD cards and save them on a computer as a single clip
(A 111).
• When recording clips on an SDHC card, the video (stream) file in the clip will be split approximately every 4 GB.
Playback with the camcorder will be continuous.
• The maximum continuous recording time of a single clip is 6 hours. After that, a new clip will be created
automatically and recording will continue as a separate clip.
• When recording in bright places, it may be difficult to use the LCD screen. In such case, use the viewfinder or
adjust the brightness of the screen (A 25).
• When you need to record for a long time with the camcorder set on a tripod, you can close the LCD panel and
use only the viewfinder in order to save power when using a battery pack (A 24).
Reviewing the Latest Clip Recorded
You can review the last 4 seconds of the last clip recorded with the camcorder without switching to
While reviewing the clip, there will be no sound from the built-in speaker.
1 Record video.
2 After you finish recording a clip, press the u button.
mode.
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Recording Video and Photos
Using the Fan
The camcorder uses an internal cooling fan to reduce the camcorder’s internal heat.
1 Select [Fan].
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> [B ! System Setup] > [Fan]
2 Touch the desired option and then touch [X].
Options
[k Automatic]: The fan runs while the camcorder is not recording and it is automatically turned off while the
camcorder is recording video (while the Ü icon appears at the top of the screen). However, if
the internal temperature of the camcorder is too high, the fan will be activated automatically (in
that case, ` will appear next to the b icon). When the camcorder’s temperature has
decreased sufficiently, the fan will be turned off. Use this setting when you do not want the
camcorder to pick up the fan's operating sound.
[i On]:
The fan runs at all times. Use this default setting in most cases.
IMPORTANT
• While the fan is running, the exhaust vent will emit warm air.
• Be careful not to obstruct in any way the fan's air vents (A 13).
Onscreen Displays
Refer to this section for an explanation of the various screen displays that appear in
mode. The onscreen
displays that actually appear at any time will vary depending on the current menu settings and operating mode.
Recording Video and Photos
AF frames
Depending on the focus function used and AF frame size setting (A 53), you may see some of the following AF
frames.
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Continuous AF frame – always in
white (A 53)
AF-Boosted MF frame – in yellow:
manual adjustment range; in white:
automatic adjustment range (A 52)
Face detection:
Main subject (A 54)
Face detection:
Other face detection frames
Tracking: Subject selection
Tracking: During tracking (A 54)
Top of the screen
Icon/Display
N
Description
mode (A 29)
’, ‚, “, n, H, I, Q, K,
L, M, R, S, T
Shooting mode (A 64)
;
Infrared recording (A 88)
00:00:00:00
Time code (A 74)
Ñ, Ü (in red)
Recording operation (A 39)
Ñ – record standby, Ü – recording
z
Pre-recording (A 87)
¯,°,± (in yellow)
Image stabilization (A 61)
è, é, ê, ë (in white),
ë (in yellow),
(in red)
000 min
Remaining battery charge (A 19)
The icon shows an estimate of the remaining charge. The remaining recording time is displayed, in
minutes, next to the icon.
• When
is displayed, replace the battery pack with a fully charged one.
• Depending on the conditions of use, the actual battery charge may not be indicated accurately.
{Ð6, {Ð7
(in red),
(in red)
Photo recorded (A 40)
• When
(or
) is displayed, the photo cannot be recorded because of a problem with the SD
card.
Left side of the screen
Icon/Display
Description
=,
Infrared light (A 88)
F00
Aperture value (A 65, 65)
1/00000
Shutter speed (A 64, 65)
AE ±0 0/0 (in orange)
Exposure compensation (A 68)
±0 0/0
Exposure lock (A 67)
(in orange)
00.0dB
00.0dB (value in orange)
Gain value (A 65)
AGC limit (A 63)
ND 1/00
ND filter (A 70)
D,@
000m
Focus (A 49)
• While adjusting the focus, the estimated focusing distance will be displayed next to the icon.
}, ~
Face detection & tracking (A 54)
Recording Video and Photos
Icon/Display
¼, É,
,
Description
,
White balance (A 71)
,
Look (A 73)
Backlight correction (A 68)
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O, N
Peaking (A 51)
z, {
Zebra pattern (A 69)
GPS signal (A 90): continuously on – satellite signal acquired; flashing – satellite signal not
acquired.
• Only when the optional GP-E2 GPS Receiver is connected to the camcorder.
Digital tele-converter (A 60)
REC`, STBY`
Recording command (A 107)
`, b
Fan operation and temperature warning (A 42)
• When the camcorder’s internal temperature rises above a certain level, b will appear in yellow. If
the temperature rises further, b will appear in red.
• When ` appears in red, this indicates a fan-related warning (A 146).
Right side of the screen
Icon/Display
Description
6 000h00m, 7 000h00m,
6 End, 7 End (icon in red)
(in red),
SD card status and remaining recording time (A 32)
In green – can record; in yellow – SD card almost full; in white – reading the SD card.
• When the SD card is full, 6 End (or 7 End) will appear, with the icon in red, and recording will
stop.
(in red)
No SD card or cannot record on the SD card.
,
Relay recording (A 47)
ø (m only),
ù
t,
00bit
External recording mode (A 107)
Color sampling of the external recording (A 107)
Zoom bar (A 56)
• Appears only while zooming.
0000x0000
Resolution (A 46, 107)
¿, ¾
Frame rate (A 46, 107)
000Mbps
Bit rate
x0.00,
x0000
Slow & fast motion recording (A 48)
¾,¿
Settings optimized for an optional conversion lens (A 135)
,
Network type, function and connection status (A 113)
In white - function ready to be used; in yellow - connecting to or disconnecting from a network; in red
- error has occurred.
å
Microphone attenuator (A 83)
Audio limiter (A 83)
ƒ, š, Ÿ,
,
,
,
^
,
,
Monitor channels (A 110)
,
MP4 audio format (A 77)
Magnification (A 52)
Recording Video and Photos
Bottom and center of the screen
Icon/Display
Description
[FUNC]
Opens the FUNC menu (A 35, 133)
[ ], [~], [ ], [Ä], [<], [œ],
[B], [±], [z], [
],
[^], [
]
Onscreen assignable button (A 94)
• By default, the [
Photo] function (take a photo) is assigned to the button.
[£], [
Tracking (A 54)
]
Exposure bar (A 65)
Audio level meter (A 81)
(in red)
Wireless controller disabled (A 139)
NOTES
• You can press the DISP button to turn off most icons and displays in the following sequence:
All displays on  Only onscreen markers (when activated, A 138)  Minimal displays (recording operation,
etc.)
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Video Configuration: Resolution, Bit Rate and Frame Rate
Video Configuration: Resolution, Bit Rate and Frame Rate
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With the following procedures you can set the video configuration used for recording clips on an SD card in the
camcorder. Select the combination of resolution/bit rate and frame rate settings that best matches your creative
needs. Available options for some settings may change depending on previous selections for other settings. See
the table following the procedures for a summary.
Operating modes:
Selecting Internal Recording
By default, the camcorder is configured to allow internal recordings on an SD card. If the camcorder was set to
external recording-only mode, follow the procedure below to enable internal recording. For details about setting
the video configuration for recordings using an external recorder connected to the camcorder's SDI OUT
terminal (m only) or HDMI OUT terminal, refer to Connecting to an External Monitor or Recorder (A 107).
1 Select [Internal/External Rec].
> [3 ! Recording Setup] > [Internal/External Rec]
2 Touch [v Internal Rec Priority] and then touch [X].
Selecting the Resolution and Bit Rate
1 Select [Resolution].
> [3 ! Recording Setup] > [Resolution]
2 Touch the desired option and then touch [X].
• The selected resolution and bit rate will appear at the right of the screen.
Selecting the Frame Rate
1 Select [Frame Rate].
> [3 ! Recording Setup] > [Frame Rate]
2 Touch the desired option and then touch [X].
• The icon of the selected frame rate will appear at the right of the screen.
Available video configuration settings
Resolution (Bit rate*)
Frame rate
50.00P
25.00P
3840x2160 (150 Mbps)
●
●
1920x1080 (35 Mbps)
●
●
1920x1080 (17 Mbps)
●
●
1280x720 (8 Mbps)**
●
—
1280x720 (4 Mbps)**
—
●
* The camcorder uses a variable bit rate (VBR).
**The frame rate is fixed and cannot be changed. Also, the audio format is automatically set to [
AAC 16bit 2CH].
Dual Recording and Relay Recording
Dual Recording and Relay Recording
The camcorder features two convenient recording methods that can be used when both card slots contain an
SD card: dual recording and relay recording.
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Dual recording: This function records the same clip simultaneously to both SD cards, which is a convenient way
to make a backup copy of your recordings while you record.
Relay recording: This function allows you to continue recording on the other SD card without interruption when
the SD card you are using becomes full.
Operating modes:
1 Select [Dual/Relay Recording].
> [3 ! Recording Setup] > [Dual/Relay Recording]
2 Touch [4 Dual Recording] or [
Relay Recording] (or [
Relay Recording]) and then touch [X].
• When dual recording is activated, the status of both SD cards will appear at the top right of the screen.
When relay recording is activated, the SD card icon will change to
(or
).
• Touch [Standard Recording] to not use either function.
NOTES
• If an SD card becomes full during dual recording, recording on both cards will stop. On the other hand, if an
error occurs with one of the SD cards, recording will continue on the other card.
• With the software Data Import Utility, you can join relay clips recorded on different SD cards and save them on
a computer as a single clip (A 111).
• Relay recording is available from SD card slot A to SD card slot B, and vice versa, but the switch will be
performed only once.
Slow & Fast Motion Recording
Slow & Fast Motion Recording
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You can record clips that have a slow motion or fast motion effect during playback, simply by selecting the
desired slow/fast motion rate (from x0.25 to x1200 the normal speed). Available slow/fast motion rates will vary
depending on the resolution and frame rate currently selected. Sound is not recorded when slow & fast motion
recording is activated.
Operating modes:
1 Select [Slow & Fast Motion].
> [3 " Recording Setup] > [Slow & Fast Motion]
2 Touch the desired slow & fast motion rate and then touch [X].
• Touch [j] to turn off slow & fast motion recording.
•
or
and the selected rate will appear on the screen.
Available slow/fast motion rates
Resolution
Frame rate
Available slow/fast motion rates
3840x2160 (150 Mbps)
50.00P
x2, x4, x10, x20, x60, x120, x600, x1200
25.00P
x0.5*
1920x1080 (35 Mbps),
1920x1080 (17 Mbps)
50.00P
x0.5, x2, x4, x10, x20, x60, x120, x600, x1200
25.00P
x0.25, x0.5
1280x720 (8 Mbps)
50.00P
x2, x4, x10, x20, x60, x120, x600, x1200
1280x720 (4 Mbps)
25.00P
x0.5
* The playback bit rate will change automatically to 90 Mbps.
NOTES
• Slow & fast motion recording cannot be used together with the following functions.
- Dual recording
- Pre-recording
- Relay recording
- Color bars
• When the slow motion rate is set to x0.5 (50.00P) or x0.25 (25.00P), face detection & tracking cannot be used
together with slow & fast motion recording.
• About the time code when slow & fast motion recording is activated:
- The time code mode can be set to [
Regen.], or to [
Preset] with [
Rec Run] running mode.
- If the time code running mode was set to [
Free Run], the time code running mode will be changed
automatically to [
Rec Run] when slow & fast motion recording is activated.
- When slow & fast motion recording is turned off, the time code running mode will return to its previous
setting.
- The time code signal cannot be output from the SDI OUT terminal (m only) or HDMI OUT terminal.
• The maximum continuous recording time of a single clip using slow motion recording is the equivalent of 6
hours of playback time. Consequently, it differs depending on the slow motion rate used. For example, when
the [x0.5] rate is selected, the maximum continuous recording time will be 3 hours (which, played back at x0.5
slow motion, equal 6 hours of playback time).
Adjusting the Focus
Adjusting the Focus
The camcorder offers the following 3 ways to focus. You can also adjust the focus remotely using Browser
Remote on a connected network device (A 123, 129).
Manual focus: Turn the focus/zoom ring to adjust the focus manually. You can use the focus assistance functions
(A 50) to help you focus more accurately when using the manual focus.
AF-Boosted MF: Focus manually most of the way and let the camcorder finish focusing automatically.
Continuous AF: The camcorder continuously focuses on the subject inside the AF frame.
Manual Focus
Use the focus/zoom ring to focus manually. With the [v Camera Setup] > [Focus Ring Direction] and [Focus
Ring Response] settings, you can adjust the direction and responsiveness of the focus/zoom ring when it is used
to adjust the focus.
Operating modes:
1 Set the focus/zoom ring switch to FOCUS.
Focus/zoom ring
2 Activate the manual focus.
[FUNC] > [< Focus] > [n Manual]
• Alternatively, you can press the AF/MF button to switch
between autofocus and manual focus without using the FUNC
menu. When D appears on the screen, skip to step 5.
3 You can touch a subject inside the frame to focus on it
automatically.
• The Touch AF mark (I) will flash and the camcorder will focus
automatically. You can then continue to focus manually from the
selected point.
• When you adjust the focus, the current approximate focusing
distance will appear inside the focus frame.
4 Touch [X].
5 Turn the focus/zoom ring to focus.
NOTES
• If you operate the zoom after focusing, the focus on the subject may be lost.
• If you focus manually and then leave the camcorder with the power turned on, the focus on the subject may
be lost after a while. This possible slight shift in focus is a result of the internal temperature rising. Check the
focus before resuming shooting.
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Adjusting the Focus
Focus Preset
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When manual focus is activated, you can register a certain
focus point and then, after you focus manually somewhere
else, have the camcorder return to the preset focus position.
With the [v Camera Setup] > [Focus Preset Speed]
setting, you can set the speed at which the camcorder
returns to the preset focus position to one of three levels.
Current focusing
distance
Touch to return to the
preset focus position
1 Activate the manual focus using the FUNC menu and
adjust the focus to the desired position (A 49).
• The current approximate focusing distance will appear
inside the focus frame and in the focus preset button.
2 Touch the focus preset button to save the current focus
position.
• The indicator inside the button will turn orange to show
the focus preset function was activated.
• Touch the focus preset button again to turn off the focus
preset function.
Focus preset button
(in orange: focus
preset activated)
Preset focus position
3 Adjust the focus as necessary using touch AF or the focus/zoom ring.
• The current focusing distance will appear inside the focus frame.
4 Touch [
] to return to the preset focus position.
• [
] will be grayed out while adjusting the focus or zoom.
NOTES
• The preset focus position will be canceled when the camcorder is turned off.
• Focusing distances are approximate. You can change the distance units used with the [£ Display Setup] >
[Distance Units] setting.
Using the Focus Assistance Functions
In order to focus more accurately, you can use the following focus assistance functions: Dual Pixel Focus Guide,
an onscreen guide that shows you if the subject is in focus; peaking, which creates a clearer contrast by
emphasizing the outlines of the subject; and magnification, which enlarges the image on the screen. You can use
peaking and the focus guide or peaking and magnification simultaneously for greater effect.
Dual Pixel Focus Guide
The focus guide gives you an intuitive visual indication of the current focus distance and the direction and
amount of adjustment necessary to bring the picture into full focus. When used in combination with face
detection and tracking (A 54), the guide will focus on the vicinity of the eyes of the person detected as the main
subject.
By default, the focus guide is activated. If it was turned off, start the procedure from step 1 to activate it.
1 Activate the focus guide.
> [v # Camera Setup] > [Focus Guide] > [i On] > [X]
• The focus guide will appear on the screen.
2 If necessary, move the focus guide to a different subject you wish to focus on.
• Touch the desired area on the LCD screen to move the focus guide.
Adjusting the Focus
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Focus farther
(large adjustment)
•
•
•
•
Focus farther
(small adjustment)
In focus
Focus closer
(small adjustment)
Focus closer
(large adjustment)
Cannot determine
adjustment
NOTES
With subjects or in situations where autofocus may not work well (A 54), the focus guide may not work
correctly.
The Dual Pixel Focus Guide function cannot be used in the following cases:
- While the focus is being adjusted automatically using AF-boosted MF or continuous AF.
- When [v Camera Setup] > [Conversion Lens] is set to an option other than [j Off].
- When the digital zoom is activated and the zoom ratio is in the digital zoom range.
- When the shooting mode is set to T.
- While the color bars are displayed.
- When infrared recording is activated.
When the Dual Pixel Focus Guide function is used together with face detection & tracking, the focus guide
may not focus the main subject’s eyes correctly, depending on the direction in which the face is turned.
If you set an assignable button to [ Focus Guide] (A 94), you can press the button to turn focus guide
on/off.
Peaking
When peaking is activated, the edges of objects in focus will be highlighted in red, blue or yellow on the screen.
In addition, you can choose to switch the screen to black & white while peaking is activated, further emphasizing
the edges.
1 Activate the manual focus using the FUNC menu (step 2, A 49).
2 If necessary, change the peaking settings.
[i] > Desired options > [L]
• For the black & white setting: Touch [Off] or [On]. For the peaking color: Touch [Red], [Blue] or [Yellow].
3 Touch [O] and then touch [X].
• Peaking is activated and edges are highlighted.
• Touch [O] again (before closing the menu) to turn off the peaking effect.
Adjusting the Focus
Magnification
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1 Press the MAGN. button.
• ^ appears at the lower right of the screen and the
center of the screen* is magnified 2 times.
• The frame displayed at the bottom right corner of the
screen (magnification frame) shows the approximate
part of the image shown magnified.
2 If necessary, move around the magnification frame to
check other parts of the image.
• Drag your finger on the LCD screen or push the
joystick (ÝÞ).
3 Press the MAGN. button again or touch [X] to cancel
the magnification.
* If one of the AF frames or a face detection frame is displayed on the
screen, the area around the active frame will be magnified instead.
NOTES
• About peaking/magnification:
- The assistance functions are only displayed on the camcorder's screen. They will not appear on video
output from the output terminals and will not affect your recordings.
- Magnification is not available while the color bars are displayed.
AF-Boosted MF
With this focus mode, you can focus manually most of the way and let the camcorder finish focusing
automatically. This is very convenient when you want to make certain that your 4K recordings are in sharp focus.
Additionally, with this mode, if the camcorder cannot evaluate how to adjust the focus, it will not perform
unreliable focus adjustments. This results in an overall smoother focusing operation than with continuous AF.
Operating modes:
1 Set the focus/zoom ring to FOCUS.
2
mode only: Press the AF/MF button to activate the
autofocus.
• @ will appear at the left of the screen.
3 Change the AF frame size to [r Large] or [s Small]
(A 53).
4 Set the AF mode to [
AF-Boosted MF].
> [v " Camera Setup] > [AF Mode] >
[
AF-Boosted MF] > [X]
• When the focus is in the manual adjustment range, a yellow
AF frame will appear on the screen.
• If necessary, touch the desired area on the LCD screen to
move the AF frame. You can also change the size of the AF
frame (A 53).
Focus/zoom ring
Adjusting the Focus
5 Turn the focus/zoom ring to adjust the focus.
• Focus manually to bring the subject closer into focus. When the focus enters the automatic adjustment
range, the AF frame will turn white and the camcorder will then finish focusing automatically.
• While the focus stays within the automatic adjustment range, the camcorder will keep the subject in focus
automatically.
Continuous AF
By default, the camcorder will focus automatically on a subject at the center of the screen. If the AF frame size
has been changed to an option other than [k Automatic] (A 53), the camcorder will focus automatically on a
subject inside the AF frame that appears on the screen.
Operating modes:
1
mode only: Press the AF/MF button to activate the
autofocus.
• @ will appear at the left of the screen.
2 Set the AF mode to [
Continuous].
> [v " Camera Setup] > [AF Mode] >
[
Continuous] > [X]
NOTES
• When [v Camera Setup] > [AF Frame Size] is set to [r Large]
or [s Small], a white AF frame will appear on the screen.
Changing the AF Frame Size
By default, the camcorder focuses on a subject at the center of the screen. You can change the size of the AF
frame to display an AF frame and select a specific area (or subject) for autofocus functions. To move the AF
frame, simply touch the desired area on the LCD screen.
Operating modes:
1 Select [AF Frame Size].
> [v " Camera Setup] > [AF Frame Size]
2 Touch the desired option and then touch [X].
Options
[k Automatic]: No AF frame is displayed. The camcorder focuses automatically on a subject at the center of
the screen.
[r Large], [s Small]:
An AF frame is displayed and can be moved to focus on a specific subject within an area of
about 80% of the screen. You can select the size of the AF frame according to the subject on
which you want to focus.
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Adjusting the Focus
NOTES
• When the AF frame size is set to [k Automatic], AF-Boosted MF cannot be used.
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About the autofocus (AF) functions:
• You can change some aspects of the autofocus function with the following settings.
- [v Camera Setup] > [AF Speed] to set the AF speed (the speed at which the focus is adjusted) to one of
3 levels.
- [v Camera Setup] > [AF Response] to set the responsiveness of the autofocus function to one of 3 levels.
• When recording in bright surroundings, the camcorder closes down the aperture. This may cause the picture
to appear blurred and is more noticeable toward the wide angle end of the zoom range. In such case, in
mode, you can set the shooting mode to “ or n, apply the ND filter and adjust the aperture.
• Autofocus is not available in the following cases:
- When [v Camera Setup] > [Conversion Lens] is set to a setting other than [j Off].
- When infrared recording is activated.
• Autofocus takes longer to focus when the frame rate is set to 25.00P.
• When recording under dark conditions, the focusing range narrows and the picture may appear blurred.
• While using autofocus, you can turn the focus/zoom ring to focus manually. When you stop turning the ring,
the camcorder returns to autofocus. This is useful in situations such as when focusing on a subject on the
other side of a window.
• When the shooting mode is set to T, the focus will be set to G and cannot be changed.
• Autofocus may not work well on the following subjects or in the following cases. In such case, focus manually.
-
- Through dirty or wet windows
Reflective surfaces
- Night scenes
Subjects with low contrast or without vertical lines
- Subjects with a repetitive pattern
Fast moving subjects
When [FUNC] > [Looks] is set to [
Wide DR].
When subjects at different distances appear inside the AF frame.
Face Detection & Tracking
When face detection & tracking is activated and the camcorder detects a
face, it can automatically adjust the focus and exposure* for that person
(main subject). When multiple faces are detected, you can touch a different
face to make it the main subject. In autofocus mode, you can even track
moving subjects other than people (for example, a pet). To select the subject,
you will need to use the touch screen.
* The exposure is not adjusted when the shooting mode is set to n or to a Special Scene
mode other than H or û.
Main subject
By default, the face detection & tracking function is activated. If it was turned off, start the procedure from step 1
to activate it. In
mode, face detection & tracking is always activated and cannot be turned off.
Operating modes:
1 Activate face detection & tracking.
> [v " Camera Setup] > [Face Detection & Tracking] > [i On}] > [X]
• } will appear at the left of the screen.
2 Point the camcorder at the subject.
• In AF mode, a white frame with small arrows will appear around the main subject. Other faces will have gray
frames.
• In MF mode, all faces will have gray frames and the main subject will be indicated with small arrows.
Adjusting the Focus
3 If necessary, touch the desired subject on the LCD screen to select a different main subject.
• To select a different person: Touch a face with a gray frame. The face detection frame will change to a double
frame £ (tracking frame, white in AF mode, gray in MF mode). The camcorder will track the subject as it
moves.
• To select other moving subjects: In autofocus mode only, you can touch [£] and then touch any other moving
subject, such as a pet. The frame will change to a white double frame £ (tracking frame). The camcorder
will track the subject as it moves.
• Touch [
] to remove the frame and cancel the tracking.
4 In manual focus mode, the focus guide will appear on the selected main subject if this function is
activated. Use the focus guide as a reference to focus manually.
• In autofocus mode, the camcorder will keep the focus on the main subject and track it as it moves.
Limiting Autofocus to Faces
While using autofocus, you can limit the autofocus function only to cases when a face is detected and use
manual focus otherwise. When a face is detected, the camcorder will automatically keep the subject in focus
and optimize the exposure.
Operating modes:
Set an assignable button to [~ Face Only AF] (A 94) and press the button.
• While face-only AF is activated, the } icon will change to ~.
NOTES
• The camcorder may mistakenly detect the faces of non-human subjects. In such case, turn face detection &
tracking off.
• When face detection is activated, the slowest shutter speed used by the camcorder is 1/25.
• Touching somewhere with a color or pattern unique to the subject will make it easier to track. However, if there
is another subject in the vicinity that shares similar characteristics to the selected subject, the camcorder may
start tracking the incorrect subject. Select the desired subject using the "To select other moving subjects"
procedure (step 3, A 54).
• In certain cases, faces may not be detected correctly. Typical examples include:
- Faces extremely small, large, dark or bright in relation to the overall picture.
- Faces turned to the side, upside down, at a diagonal or partially hidden.
• Face detection & tracking cannot be used in the following cases.
- When the shooting mode is set to Q, R or T.
- When the shutter speed used is slower than 1/25.
- When the digital zoom is activated and the zoom ratio is larger than 60x.
- When infrared recording is activated.
- When slow & fast motion recording is activated and the slow motion rate is set to x0.5 (50.00P) or x0.25
(25.00P).
• In certain cases, the camcorder may not be able to track the subject. Typical examples include:
- Subjects extremely small or large in relation to the overall picture.
- Subjects too similar to the background.
- Subjects lacking sufficient contrast.
- Fast moving subjects.
- When shooting indoors with insufficient lighting.
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Zooming
Zooming
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To zoom in and out, you can use the focus/zoom ring, the zoom rockers on the camcorder and handle unit, the
zoom buttons on the wireless controller or the onscreen zoom controls. You can also zoom using Browser
Remote on a connected network device (A 123, 129).
In addition to the 15x optical zoom, in
mode, you can turn on the digital zoom* (300x) with the [v Camera
Setup] > [Digital Zoom] setting. The camcorder also features a digital tele-converter, which allows you to
enlarge the image on the screen digitally.
* Digital zoom is not available in
mode or when [v Camera Setup] > [Conversion Lens] is set to [¿ WA-U58].
Operating modes:
Using the Focus/Zoom Ring
1 Set the focus/zoom ring switch to ZOOM.
2 Turn the focus/zoom ring to adjust the zoom.
• Turn the focus/zoom ring slowly for a slow zoom; turn it faster
for faster zooms.
• The zoom bar that appears on the screen indicates the
approximate zoom position.
NOTES
• With the [v Camera Setup] > [Zoom Ring Direction] setting,
you can adjust the direction of the focus/zoom ring when it is
used to adjust the zoom.
• If you turn the focus/zoom ring too quickly, the camcorder may
not be able to zoom immediately. In such case, the camcorder will
zoom after you finish turning the ring.
Focus/zoom ring
Zooming
Using the Zoom Rockers
To use the handle's zoom rocker, attach the handle unit to the camcorder in advance (A 22).
Move the zoom rocker on the camcorder or handle unit
toward T (wide angle) to zoom out. Move it toward S
(telephoto) to zoom in.
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• By default, the zoom rocker on the camcorder operates at a
variable speed. You can also set it to a constant speed and select
the zoom speed.
• The zoom rocker on the handle can operate only at a constant
speed that you can select.
Setting the Zoom Speed for the Camcorder's Zoom
Rocker
Refer to the following table for approximate zoom speeds.
W Zoom out
T Zoom in
Camcorder's zoom rocker: Approximate zoom speeds (time required to zoom end-to-end)
[Zoom Speed Level] setting
[Zoom Rocker Zoom Speed]
setting
Selected constant
speed
[] Slow]
[[ Normal]
[Z Fast]*
[Y] (variable)
–
4.2 sec. to 4 min. 38 sec.
2.6 sec. to 2 min.
1.5 sec. to 1 min.
1 (slowest)
4 min. 38 sec.
2 min.
1 min.
16 (fastest)
4.2 sec.
2.6 sec.
1.5 sec.
[X] (constant)
* When the zoom speed is too fast, the camcorder may have more trouble focusing automatically while zooming.
1 Select the overall zoom speed level.
> [v ! Camera Setup] > [Zoom Speed Level] > Desired zoom speed level > [L]
• You can select one of three levels, [Z Fast], [[ Normal] or [] Slow].
2 Select whether to use a variable or constant zoom speed.
[Zoom Rocker Zoom Speed] > [Y] (variable) or [X] (constant)
• If you selected [Y], skip to step 4.
3 Touch [Ï] or [Ð], or drag your finger along the adjustment bar, to set the desired constant speed.
4 Touch [X].
NOTES
• When [Zoom Speed Level] is set to [Z Fast], the camcorder may pick up and record lens operations
sounds.
Zooming
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To use high-speed zoom in standby mode
When high-speed zoom is activated and [v Camera Setup] > [Zoom Rocker Zoom Speed] is set to [Y]
(variable zoom speed), in record standby mode you will be able to zoom at the highest speed available
([Z Fast]). Nevertheless, the zoom speed while recording will be determined by the [Zoom Speed Level]
setting.
1 Select [High-Speed Zoom].
> [v ! Camera Setup] > [High-Speed Zoom]
2 Touch [i On] and then touch [X].
NOTES
• When pre-recording is activated, the zoom speed will be determined by the [Zoom Speed Level] setting even
in record standby mode.
Setting the Zoom Speed for the Handle's Zoom Rocker
Refer to the following table for approximate zoom speeds.
Handle's zoom rocker: Approximate zoom speeds (time required to zoom end-to-end)
[Zoom Speed Level] setting
Selected
constant speed
[] Slow]
[[ Normal]
[Z Fast]*
1 (slowest)
4 min. 38 sec.
2 min.
1 min.
16 (fastest)
4.2 sec.
2.6 sec.
1.5 sec.
* When the zoom speed is too fast, the camcorder may have more trouble focusing automatically while zooming.
1 Select the overall zoom speed level (step 1, A 57).
2 Enable the use of the zoom rocker (at a constant zoom speed).
[Handle Rocker Zoom Speed] > [X]
• You can touch [j] to disable the zoom rocker on the handle.
3 Touch [Ï] or [Ð], or drag your finger along the adjustment bar, to set the desired constant speed.
4 Touch [X].
Zooming
Using the Supplied Wireless Controller or an Optional Remote Controller
The zoom speeds when using the supplied wireless controller, the optional RC-V100 Remote Controller or a
commercially available remote control connected to the REMOTE terminal are different.
You can also zoom remotely using Browser Remote on a connected network device (A 123, 129).
Zoom speeds for remote operation
Accessory
Zoom speed
Wireless controller (supplied)
Constant zoom speed. See the following table.
RC-V100 Remote Controller
(optional)
Variable speed: The greater the angle at which the RC-V100's ZOOM dial is rotated from the center, the
faster the zoom.
Commercially available remote
controls
If the remote control does not support variable zoom: Constant zoom speed.
If the remote control supports variable zoom: Variable zoom according to the remote control's settings.
Wireless controller: Approximate zoom speeds (time required to zoom end-to-end)
[Zoom Speed Level] setting
[Wireless Ctrlr Zoom Speed]
setting
[] Slow]
1 (slowest)
4 min. 38 sec.
2 min.
1 min.
16 (fastest)
4.2 sec.
2.6 sec.
1.5 sec.
[[ Normal]
[Z Fast]*
* When the zoom speed is too fast, the camcorder may have more trouble focusing automatically while zooming.
1 Select the overall zoom speed level (step 1, A 57).
2 Select [Wireless Ctrlr Zoom Speed].
3 Touch [Ï] or [Ð], or drag your finger along the adjustment bar, to set the desired constant speed.
4 Touch [X].
NOTES
• When an optional RC-V100 Remote Controller is connected to the camcorder, you can zoom with the remote
controller's ZOOM dial. At default settings, turn the dial right to zoom in (S) and left to zoom out (T).
Using the Touch Screen’s Zoom Controls
1 Open the onscreen zoom controls.
[FUNC] > [R Zoom]
• The zoom controls appear at the bottom the screen.
2 Touch the zoom controls to operate the zoom.
• Touch anywhere within the V area to zoom out or anywhere within the U
area to zoom in. Touch closer to the center for a slow zoom; touch closer
to the V/U icons for faster zooms.
3 Touch [X].
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Zooming
Digital Tele-Converter
Using the digital tele-converter, you can digitally increase the focal length of the camcorder by a factor of approx.
2 and record the enlarged image.
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Operating modes:
1 Enable the use of the digital tele-converter function.
> [v ! Camera Setup] > [Digital Zoom] > [
Digital Tele-conv.] > [X]
2 Open the onscreen zoom controls.
[FUNC] > [R Zoom]
3 Touch [
] (digital tele-converter) and then touch [X].
• The center of the screen will be enlarged approximately 2 times and the
icon will appear at the lower left
of the screen.
• Touch [
] again (before closing the screen) to turn off the digital tele-converter.
NOTES
• You can attach the optional TL-U58 Tele-converter and use it in conjunction with this function to increase the
effect.
• The digital tele-converter cannot be activated while recording or when [v Camera Setup] > [Conversion
Lens] is set to [¿ WA-U58].
• The image is digitally processed so the image will deteriorate throughout the zoom range.
Image Stabilization
Image Stabilization
Use the image stabilizer to compensate for camcorder shake in order to achieve steadier shots. The camcorder
offers 3 methods of image stabilization.
Dynamic IS (Ä): Dynamic IS compensates for a higher degree of camcorder shake, such as when shooting
while walking, and is more effective as the zoom approaches full wide angle.
Standard IS (Å): Standard IS compensates for a lower degree of camcorder shake, for example, for handheld
shots while you remain stationary, and is suitable for shooting natural-looking scenes.
Powered IS (Ç): Powered IS is most effective when you are stationary and zooming in on far subjects using
high zoom ratios (the more you approach the telephoto end). This mode is not suitable for tilting and panning
shots.
Operating modes:
Dynamic IS or Standard IS
1 Select [Image Stabilizer].
> [v # Camera Setup] > [Image Stabilizer]
2 Touch [¯ Standard] (Standard IS) or [° Dynamic] (Dynamic IS) and then touch [X].
• Touch [® Off] instead to turn off the image stabilization, for example, when the camcorder is mounted on
a tripod.
• The icon of the selected mode appears at the top center of the screen.
Powered IS
Press and hold the POWERED IS button as long as you
want to activate Powered IS.
• È appears in yellow while Powered IS is activated.
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Image Stabilization
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NOTES
The angle of view will change when [Image Stabilizer] is set to [Ä Dynamic].
If the degree of camcorder shake is too high, the image stabilizer may not be able to compensate fully.
Powered IS is available even when [Image Stabilizer] is set to [Ì Off].
You can change the operation of the POWERED IS button (long press or toggle on/off) with the [v Camera
Setup] > [Powered IS Button] setting.
• When using Dynamic IS, the edges of the picture may be adversely affected (ghosting, artifacts and/or dark
areas may appear) when compensating for a high degree of camcorder shake.
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•
•
•
Automatic Gain Control (AGC) Limit
Automatic Gain Control (AGC) Limit
When recording in dark surroundings, the camcorder will automatically increase the gain to try to get a brighter
picture. By setting a maximum gain value, you can limit the amount of noise in the picture and keep a darker
look. This function can only be used when the shooting mode is set to ’, ‚ or “.
Operating modes:
1 Open the AGC limit adjustment screen.
[FUNC] > [
AGC Limit] > [n]
• An adjustment dial will appear on the screen.
• Touch [n] again to return the camcorder to automatic gain control.
2 Touch [Ï] or [Ð], or drag your finger along the dial, to set the desired maximum gain value.
• You can select an AGC limit from 0.0 dB to 38.0 dB.
• If [FUNC] > [Looks] is set to [
Wide DR], the lowest AGC limit that can be set will be 9.0 dB.
3 Touch [X].
• When an AGC limit is set,
and the maximum gain value will appear at the left of the screen.
NOTES
• The AGC limit cannot be set in the following cases:
- When the exposure is locked (A 67).
- When infrared recording is activated.
• If you set [B System Setup] > [CUSTOM Dial & Button] to [
limit with the CUSTOM dial and button.
AGC Limit] (A 93), you can adjust the AGC
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Shooting Modes
Shooting Modes
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This camcorder offers a number of shooting modes that give you varying degrees of control over the
camcorder's settings. Select the shooting mode most appropriate to your needs or creative vision and adjust
manually those settings you wish to control, letting the camcorder take care of the rest.
Shooting modes cannot be used when infrared recording is activated.
You can also change the shooting mode remotely using Browser Remote on a connected network device
(A 123, 128).
Operating modes:
1 Touch the shooting mode button.
Shooting mode button
2 Touch the desired shooting mode and then
touch [X].
• The shooting mode button will show the selected
mode's icon.
Special Scene modes
Programmed AE (’)
The camcorder automatically sets the shutter speed, aperture and gain (for clips) but you will have the option to
use other functions that are not available in
mode.
Set the shooting mode to [’ Programmed AE].
Shutter Priority AE (‚)
With this shooting mode you set the shutter speed manually, for example, to capture fast-moving subjects in
sharp focus or to obtain a brighter image in low-light situations. The camcorder will automatically adjust other
settings to obtain the best exposure.
1 Set the shooting mode to [‚ Shutter-Pri. AE] (A 64).
• The shutter speed will appear at the left of the screen.
2 Open the shutter speed screen.
[FUNC] > [
Shutter Speed]
• An adjustment dial will appear on the screen.
• You can touch [
] to display the zebra pattern (A 69, step 2) and check for overexposed areas.
3 Touch [Ï] or [Ð], or drag your finger along the dial, to set the desired shutter speed.
• You can also adjust the shutter speed using the CUSTOM dial (A 93) or Browser Remote on a connected
network device (A 123, 128).
• For available shutter speeds, see the manual exposure table (A 65)
Shooting Modes
Aperture Priority AE (“)
With this shooting mode you set the aperture value manually to control the depth of field, for example, in order to
defocus the background and make the subject stand out more. The camcorder will automatically adjust other
settings to obtain the best exposure.
1 Set the shooting mode to [“ Aperture-Pri. AE] (A 64).
• The aperture value will appear at the left of the screen.
2 Open the aperture screen.
[FUNC] > [
Aperture]
• An adjustment dial will appear on the screen.
• You can touch [
] to display the zebra pattern (A 69, step 2) and check for overexposed areas.
3 Touch [Ï] or [Ð], or drag your finger along the dial, to set the desired aperture value.
• You can also adjust the aperture value using the CUSTOM dial (A 93) or Browser Remote on a connected
network device (A 123, 128).
• For available aperture values, see the manual exposure table (A 65)
NOTES
• When the shooting mode is set to ‚ or “, depending on the brightness of the subject, the camcorder may
not be able to set the appropriate exposure. In such case the shutter speed (‚) or aperture value (“) will
flash on the screen. Change the aperture/shutter speed as necessary.
Manual Exposure (n)
This shooting mode gives you the most control over shooting settings as you can set the aperture, shutter speed
and gain to get the exposure that you want.
1 Set the shooting mode to [n Manual Exposure] (A 64).
• The aperture value, shutter speed and gain value will appear at the left of the screen.
2 Set the aperture and shutter speed as described previously.
Aperture: [FUNC] > [
Aperture] (A 65, from step 2)
Shutter speed: [FUNC] > [
Shutter Speed] (A 64, from step 2)
3 Open the gain screen.
[FUNC] > [
Gain]
• An adjustment dial will appear on the screen.
• You can touch [
] to display the zebra pattern (A 69, step 2) and check for overexposed areas.
4 Touch [Ï] or [Ð], or drag your finger along the dial, to set the desired gain value.
• You can also adjust the gain value using the CUSTOM dial (A 93) or Browser Remote on a connected
network device (A 123, 128).
Available settings
The following aperture values, shutter speeds and gain values are available in the various shooting modes.
Aperture*
F2.8, F3.2, F3.4, F3.7, F4.0, F4.4, F4.8, F5.2, F5.6, F6.2, F6.7, F7.3, F8.0, F8.7, F9.5, F10, F11
Shutter speed 1/6, 1/7, 1/8, 1/10, 1/12, 1/14, 1/17, 1/20, 1/25, 1/29, 1/30, 1/33, 1/40, 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
Gain
0.0 dB** to 39.0 dB (1-dB increments)
* Aperture values displayed on the screen are for reference only.
** From 9.0 dB when [FUNC] > [Looks] is set to [
Wide DR].
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Shooting Modes
The exposure bar
When the shooting mode is set to n, the exposure bar will appear on the
screen, showing the optimal automatic exposure and current exposure. When
the difference between current and optimal exposure is larger than ±2 EV, the
indicator will flash at the edge of the exposure bar.
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Optimal exposure AE±0
Current exposure
Special Scene Modes
The Special Scene shooting modes offer preset combinations of settings optimized for specific situations. Using
a Special Scene mode can be an easy and convenient alternative to adjusting detailed exposure settings.
Set the shooting mode to the desired Special Scene shooting mode (A 64).
[H Portrait]
The camcorder uses a large
aperture, to achieve a sharp
focus on the subject while
blurring the background.
[ûSports]
To record sports scenes, such
as sporting events or dance
scenes.
[Q Night Scene]
To record nightscapes with
lower noise.
[ý Snow]
To record in bright ski resorts
without the subject being
underexposed.
[ÿ Sunset]
To record sunsets in vibrant
colors.
[R Low Light]
To record in low-light situations.
[S Spotlight]
To record spotlit scenes.
[T Fireworks]
To record fireworks.
[L Beach]
To record on a sunny beach
without the subject being
underexposed.
•
•
•
•
NOTES
[H Portrait]/[û Sports]/[ý Snow]/[L Beach]: The picture may not appear smooth during playback.
[ý Snow]/[L Beach]: The subject may become overexposed on cloudy days or in shaded places. Check
the image on the screen.
[R Low Light]:
- Moving subjects may leave a trailing afterimage.
- Picture quality may not be as good as in other modes.
- White points may appear on the screen.
- Autofocus may not work as well as in other modes. In such case, adjust the focus manually.
[R Low Light]/[T Fireworks]: To avoid camcorder blur (blur due to the camcorder moving) we recommend
using a tripod.
Adjusting the Exposure
Adjusting the Exposure
At times, the overall exposure obtained automatically by the camcorder may not be best for a specific subject or
for parts of the image. The following exposure-related functions can help you achieve the desired brightness.
You can also adjust the exposure remotely using Browser Remote on a connected network device (A 123,
128).
Operating modes:
Exposure Lock (AE Lock)
You can lock the current exposure settings and use them even when you reframe the picture. This function can
only be used when the shooting mode is set to ’, ‚, “ or one of the Special Scene modes, except for
[T Fireworks].
1 Open the exposure screen.
[FUNC] > [y Exposure Comp.]
• An adjustment dial will appear on the screen.
• You can touch [
] to display the zebra pattern (A 69, step 2) and check for overexposed areas.
2 Touch [ ] to lock the current exposure.
• Touch [ ] again to return the camcorder to automatic exposure.
3 Touch [Ï] or [Ð], or drag your finger along the dial, to further compensate the exposure.
• Depending on the brightness of the image and the exposure locked, some values may not be available and
the available exposure compensation range may differ.
4 Touch [X].
• The exposure value that was locked and
will appear in orange at the left of the screen.
Touch Exposure
You can touch the screen to optimize the exposure for a specific subject or area. The camcorder will
automatically adjust the exposure for the selected point and lock the exposure settings. You can even touch a
bright area of the image to try to avoid overexposure (Highlight AE). This function can only be used when the
shooting mode is set to ’, ‚, “ or one of the Special Scene modes, except for [T Fireworks].
1 Open the exposure screen.
[FUNC] > [y Exposure Comp.]
• An adjustment dial will appear on the screen.
• You can touch [
] to display the zebra pattern (A 69, step 2) and check for overexposed areas.
2 To use the Highlight AE function, change the touch exposure settings.
[i] > [
Highlights] > [L]
3 Touch the desired area on the LCD screen to optimize and lock the exposure.
• The I mark will flash and the exposure will be adjusted automatically so the area you touched will be
correctly exposed.
4 Touch [X].
• The exposure value that was locked and
will appear in orange at the left of the screen.
• Instead of touching [X], you can continue from step 2 in the following procedure to further compensate the
exposure.
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Adjusting the Exposure
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NOTES
• The camcorder will return to automatic exposure in the following cases.
- When the camcorder is turned off.
- When the operating mode, shooting mode or frame rate is changed.
- When [FUNC] > [Looks] is switched between [
Wide DR] and one of the other settings or vice versa.
Exposure Compensation
You can compensate the exposure that was set using automatic aperture, in order to darken or lighten the
image.
This function can only be used when the shooting mode is set to ’, ‚ or “.
1 Open the exposure screen.
[FUNC] > [y Exposure Comp.]
• If the exposure was locked, touch [ ] to unlock the automatic exposure.
• An adjustment dial will appear on the screen.
• You can touch [
] to display the zebra pattern (A 69, step 2) and check for overexposed areas.
2 Touch [Ï] or [Ð], or drag your finger along the dial, to compensate the exposure.
• You can select one of 17 exposure compensation levels from –2 to +2.
3 Touch [X].
• [AE] and the exposure compensation value will appear in orange at the left of the screen.
NOTES
• If you set [B System Setup] > [CUSTOM Dial & Button] to [y Exposure Comp.] (A 93), you can
compensate the exposure with the CUSTOM dial and button.
Backlight Correction
When you need to record a scene with constant backlight conditions, you can use backlight correction to make
the picture, especially the darker areas, brighter.
This function cannot be used when the shooting mode is set to T or when infrared recording is activated.
1 Select [
BLC Always On].
[FUNC] > [
2 Touch [
•
BLC Always On]
On] and then touch [X].
will appear at the left of the screen.
NOTES
• If you set an assignable button to [ BLC Always On] (A 94), you can press the button to turn the constant
backlight correction on and off.
• The camcorder also has an automatic backlight correction function that you can turn on/off with the
[v Camera Setup] > [Auto Backlight Correction] setting. The automatic correction can be more convenient
when you need to shoot under changing light conditions.
Adjusting the Exposure
Zebra Pattern
You can use the zebra pattern to identify areas that might be overexposed, so you can correct the exposure
appropriately. The camcorder offers two levels of zebra pattern: With 100%, only areas that will lose detail in the
highlight areas will be identified, while 70% will identify also areas that are dangerously close to losing detail.
1 Open the exposure screen.
[FUNC] > [y Exposure]
2 Select the desired zebra level.
[
] > [z 70%] or [{ 100%] > [X]
• To turn off the zebra pattern, touch [
Off] instead.
• To return to the exposure screen and change other exposure settings, touch [L] instead of [X].
• The zebra pattern will appear on the overexposed areas of the picture.
NOTES
• Displaying the zebra pattern on the camcorder's screen will not affect your recordings.
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ND Filter
ND Filter
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Using the ND filter allows you to open up the aperture to obtain a shallower depth of field even when recording in
bright surroundings. You can also use the ND filter to avoid the soft focus caused by diffraction when using small
apertures. You can select one of 3 density levels.
You can also change the ND filter remotely using Browser Remote on a connected network device (A 123,
128).
Operating modes:
Press the ND FILTER + or – button to select the desired ND
filter setting.
• Repeatedly pressing ND FILTER + button will change the ND filter
setting in the following order: [ND 1/4]  [ND 1/16]  [ND 1/64]
 ND filter off (no onscreen display).
The ND FILTER – button cycles through the settings in reverse
order.
• The selected ND filter setting will appear at the left of the screen.
NOTES
• Depending on the scene, the color may change when turning the ND filter on/off. Setting a custom white
balance (A 71) may be effective in such case.
• About changing the ND filter setting using the optional RC-V100 Remote Controller:
- When the remote controller is connected to the camcorder, you can use the remote controller’s ND button in
the same way as the camcorder’s ND FILTER + button.
- ND filter indicators 1 to 3 will illuminate in orange when the ND filter is set to 1/4, 1/16 and 1/64, respectively.
White Balance
White Balance
The white balance function helps you to produce accurate colors under different lighting conditions. This function
can only be used when the shooting mode is set to ’, ‚, “ or n. It is not available when infrared recording
is activated.
You can also adjust the white balance remotely using Browser Remote on a connected network device (A 123,
128).
Operating modes:
1 Select [
White Balance].
[FUNC] > [
White Balance]
2 Touch the desired option and then touch [X].
• If you selected [ Color Temperature], [ Set 1] or [ Set 2] and wish to change the color temperature
value or register a new custom white balance, continue with the appropriate procedure below instead of
touching [X].
• The icon of the selected option will appear at the left of the screen.
To set the color temperature ([
Color Temperature])
3 Touch [i].
• An adjustment dial will appear on the screen.
4 Drag your finger along the dial to set the color temperature value.
5 Touch [X].
To set a custom white balance ([
Set 1] or [
Set 2])
3 Touch [i].
4 Point the camcorder at a gray card or white object so that it fills the frame at the center of the screen
and then touch [Set WB].
• When the Å icon stops flashing, the procedure is completed. The setting is retained even if you turn of f the
camcorder.
5 Touch [X].
Options
[Ã Automatic]:
[¼ Daylight]:
[É Tungsten]:
The camcorder automatically sets the white balance for natural looking colors.
To record outdoors on a bright day.
To record under tungsten and tungsten-type (3-wavelength) fluorescent lighting.
[
Color Temperature]:
[
Set 1], [
Allows you to set the color temperature between 2,000 K and 15,000 K.
Set 2]:
Use the custom white balance settings to make white subjects appear white under colored
lighting.
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White Balance
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NOTES
• When you select a custom white balance:
- Set [v Camera Setup] > [Digital Zoom] to [j Off].
- Readjust the custom white balance if the light source or ND filter setting changes.
- Very rarely and depending on the light source, Å may keep flashing (it will change to a slow flashing). The
result will still be better than with [Ã Automatic].
• Using a custom white balance may provide better results in the following cases:
- Changing lighting conditions
- Close-ups
- Subjects in a single color (sky, sea or forest)
- Under mercury lamps, certain types of fluorescent lights and LED lights
Using Looks
Using Looks
The camcorder can shoot using looks — combinations of settings that affect the characteristics of the image
produced. The camcorder offers a number of preset looks, some of whose settings you can adjust to your
preference.
This function can only be used when the shooting mode is set to ’, ‚, “ or n. It is not available when
infrared recording is activated.
Operating modes:
1 Open the looks screen.
[FUNC] > [Looks]
2 Touch the desired option.
• To use the preset look as is, skip to step 4.
3 If necessary, adjust the detailed settings.
[i] > Touch [–] or [+] to adjust the value
• You can also drag your finger along the adjustment bar.
• The sharpness, contrast and color depth can be adjusted as follows:
[Sharpness]: 0 (softer image) to 7 (sharper image)
[Contrast]*: –4 (low contrast) to +4 (high contrast)
[Color Depth]**: –4 (shallower colors) to +4 (richer colors)
4 Touch [X].
* Not available for [
Wide DR].
** Not available for [
Monochrome].
Options
[
[
[
Standard]: Standard look for general shooting situations.
Wide DR]: Applies a gamma curve with a wide dynamic range and colors appropriate for this gamma
curve.
Monochrome]:
Produces a black & white picture.
NOTES
• When using the [
Wide DR] look, the lowest available gain setting is 9.0 dB. As such, when shooting
outdoors in daylight or other bright surroundings, the subject may appear bright because the camcorder
cannot achieve the optimal exposure.
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Setting the Time Code
Setting the Time Code
The camcorder generates a time code signal and records it with the recorded clips. The time code signal can be
output from the SDI OUT terminal (m only) and HDMI OUT terminal.
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Operating modes:
Selecting the Time Code Mode
1 Select [Time Code Mode].
> [3 # Recording Setup] > [Time Code Mode]
2 Touch the desired option and then touch [X].
Options
[
Preset]:
[
Regen.]:
The time code starts from an initial value you can select in advance. The default initial time
code is 00:00:00:00.
See the following procedures to select the time code running mode and set the initial time
code.
The camcorder will read the selected SD card and the time code will continue from the last
time code recorded on the card. The time code runs only while recording so clips recorded
consecutively on the same SD card will have continuous time codes.
Setting the Time Code Running Mode
If you set the time code mode to [
Preset], you can select the time code running mode.
1 Select [Time Code Running Mode].
> [3 # Recording Setup] > [Time Code Running Mode]
2 Touch the desired option and then touch [X].
Options
[
[
Rec Run]: The time code runs only while recording so clips recorded consecutively on the same SD card
will have continuous time codes.
Free Run]:The time code starts running the moment you confirm the selection and keeps running
regardless of the camcorder’s operation.
Setting the Time Code
Setting the Time Code’s Initial Value
If you set the running mode to [
Preset], you can set the initial value of the time code.
1 Select [Initial Time Code].
> [3 # Recording Setup] > [Initial Time Code]
• The time code setting screen appears with an orange selection frame indicating the hours.
• Touch [Reset] to reset the time code to [00:00:00:00] and return to the previous screen. If the running mode
is set to [
Free Run], the time code will be reset the moment you touch the button and keep running
continuously from 00:00:00:00.
2 Touch [Í] or [Î] to set the value for the hours and then touch the minutes field to select it.
• Change the rest of the fields (minutes, seconds, frame) in the same way.
3 After completing all the fields of the time code, touch [OK].
• Touch [Cancel] to close the screen without changing the time code.
• If the running mode is set to [
Free Run], the time code will start running from the time code entered
the moment you touch [OK].
4 Touch [X].
NOTES
• When slow & fast motion recording is activated, you cannot select the [
Free Run] running mode.
Conversely, when pre-recording is activated, [
Free Run] is set automatically and cannot be changed.
• When slow & fast motion recording is activated, the time code signal cannot be output from the SDI OUT
terminal (m only) or HDMI OUT terminal.
• When the camcorder is set to external recording-only mode, the time code mode cannot be set to
[
Regen.].
• When you are using the [
Free Run] running mode, the time code will continue running as long as the
built-in backup battery has some charge left, even if you disconnect all other power sources. However, this is
less accurate than when the camcorder is on.
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Setting the User Bit
Setting the User Bit
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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. There are sixteen possible characters: the numbers 0 to 9 and the
letters A to F. The user bit can be output from the SDI OUT terminal (m only) and HDMI OUT terminal.
Operating modes:
Setting an Hexadecimal Code
1 Open the user bit setting screen.
> [3 # Recording Setup] > [User Bit Type] > [
Setting] > [i]
• The user bit setting screen appears with an orange selection frame on the leftmost digit.
• Touch [Reset] to reset the user bit to [00 00 00 00] and return to the previous screen.
2 Touch [Í] or [Î] to set the first character and then touch the field next to it to select it.
• Change the rest of the characters in the same way.
3 After completing all the characters of the user bit, touch [OK].
• Touch [Cancel] to close the screen without changing the user bit.
Using the Date or Time
1 Select [User Bit Type].
> [3 # Recording Setup] > [User Bit Type]
2 Touch [
Date] or [
Time] and then touch [X].
Recording Audio
Recording Audio
The camcorder features 4-channel linear PCM or 2-channel MPEG-4 AAC-LC audio recording and playback.
The sampling frequency is 48 kHz and the audio sampling bit depth is 16 bit. You can record audio using the
INPUT terminals* (commercially available microphones or analog line-in audio sources), the MIC terminal
(commercially available microphones) or the built-in microphone.
The audio signal will be output along with the video signal from the SDI OUT terminal (m only) and HDMI
OUT terminal. You can record this audio signal on an external recorder.
* Requires that the handle unit be correctly attached to the camcorder.
Operating modes:
Selecting the Audio Recording Format
You can set the audio recording format to MPEG-4 AAC-LC (2 channels, 16 bit) or linear PCM (4 channels,
16 bit).
1 Select [MP4 Audio Format].
> [3 ! Recording Setup] > [MP4 Audio Format]
2 Touch the desired option and then touch [X].
Options
[
[
AAC 16bit 2CH]:
The clip is recorded using 2-channel MPEG-4 AAC-LC. This format is more versatile and
allows the clip to be played back on various devices.
LPCM 16bit 4CH]:
The clip is recorded using 4-channel linear PCM. This format is uncompressed and offers
higher audio quality.
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Recording Audio
Audio Settings and Recorded Audio Channels
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Which audio inputs are recorded to which audio channels is determined by a combination of menu settings,
whether the handle unit is attached, and other audio-related controls on the camcorder. The following table gives
an overview of the possible combinations. Refer also to the illustration following the table.
Microphone
connected
to the MIC
terminal
Position of the audio
input selection switch
Menu settings
Recorded audio channels/audio sources
[C ! Audio Setup] >
for
INPUT 1
for
INPUT 2
[CH2 Input]
INPUT1
INPUT2
[
INPUT 2]
[
INPUT
Terminal]
INPUT 2 terminal
INPUT1
INPUT2
[
INPUT 1]
[
INPUT
Terminal]
INPUT 1 terminal
INPUT1
INPUT2
[
INPUT 2]
[
Built-in Mic/
MIC Terminal]
INPUT1
INPUT2
[
INPUT 1]
[
Built-in Mic/
MIC Terminal]
INPUT1
INT.MIC/
MIC
–
–
INT.MIC/
MIC
INPUT2
–
–
INPUT1
INPUT2
[
INPUT 2]
[
Built-in Mic/
MIC Terminal]
INPUT1
INPUT2
[
INPUT 1]
[
Built-in Mic/
MIC Terminal]
INPUT1
INT.MIC/
MIC
–
–
INT.MIC/
MIC
INPUT2
–
–
Built-in
microphone
(mono)
INPUT 2 terminal
Yes
INT.MIC/
MIC
INT.MIC/
MIC
–
–
MIC terminal (L)
MIC terminal (R)
No
INT.MIC/
MIC
INT.MIC/
MIC
–
–
Built-in
microphone (L)
Built-in
microphone (R)
–
–
MIC terminal (L)
MIC terminal (R)
–
–
Built-in
microphone (L)
Built-in
microphone (R)
–
Yes
No
Yes
[CH3/CH4 Input]*
Handle unit not attached
No
* Only when [3 Recording Setup] > [MP4 Audio Format] is set to [
Audio input selection switches
for INPUT 1
for INPUT 2
CH1
INPUT 1
terminal
CH2
MIC terminal
(mono)
INPUT 1
terminal
CH4*
INPUT 1
terminal
INPUT 2
terminal
INPUT 2 terminal
INPUT 1 terminal
MIC terminal
(mono)
CH3*
MIC
MIC
terminal (L) terminal (R)
INPUT 2 terminal
INPUT 1 terminal
Built-in
microphone
(mono)
LPCM 16bit 4CH].
Built-in
Built-in
microphone microphone
(L)
(R)
Recording Audio
Connecting an External Microphone or External Audio Input Source to the Camcorder
To each of the INPUT terminals you can attach commercially available microphones or analog line-in sources
with an XLR connector. To the MIC terminal you can attach commercially available condenser microphones with
their own power supply, and a ∅ 3.5 mm stereo mini plug. To use the INPUT terminals and microphone holder,
the handle unit must be correctly attached to the camcorder.
Follow the procedure below to attach a microphone (refer also to the following illustration). To connect an
external device to the camcorder, plug the device’s cable into the desired INPUT terminal (햵).
1 Loosen the microphone lock screw (햲), open the microphone holder and insert the microphone (햳).
2 Tighten the lock screw and put the microphone cable through the microphone cable clamp under
the microphone holder (햴).
3 Plug the microphone cable into the desired INPUT terminal (햵) or the MIC terminal (햶).
INPUT 2 / INPUT 1 terminals
햳
햲
햴
햵
Microphone lock screw
Cable clamp
햶
MIC terminal
NOTES
• When using an external microphone, if you use the built-in Wi-Fi functions while recording, noise may be
recorded due to interference from the wireless communication. As much as possible, keep external
microphones away from the camcorder while recording.
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Recording Audio
Selecting the Audio Input Source for Audio Channels
Using the INPUT 1 / INPUT 2 Terminals
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Audio input selection switches
for INPUT 1
for INPUT 2
INPUT 1 / INPUT 2 switches
1 Select the INPUT terminals as the audio input for the desired audio channel.
CH1 / CH2: Set the corresponding audio input selection switch to INPUT 1 or INPUT 2.
CH3 / CH4:
> [C ! Audio Setup] > [CH3/CH4 Input] > [
INPUT Terminal] > [X]
2 To select the audio source, set the corresponding INPUT switch to MIC (microphone) or LINE (audio device).
• To supply a microphone with phantom power, set the switch to MIC+48V instead. Make sure to connect the
microphone first, before turning the phantom power on. Keep the microphone connected when turning off
the phantom power.
• When using the INPUT terminals to record to only one channel, use the INPUT 1 terminal.
IMPORTANT
• When connecting a microphone or device that does not support phantom power, make sure to set the
corresponding INPUT switch to MIC or LINE, respectively. If you set the switch to MIC+48V, the microphone or
device may be damaged.
To record the same audio input to two audio channels
By default, when using the INPUT terminals, each audio input is recorded to a separate audio channel (INPUT 1
to CH1 and INPUT 2 to CH2). If necessary (for example, as an audio backup recording), you can record the
audio input into the INPUT 1 terminal to both audio channels, CH1 and CH2. In that case, you can adjust the
audio recording levels of each channel independently of each other.
1 Select [CH2 Input].
> [C ! Audio Setup] > [CH2 Input]
2 Touch the desired option and then touch [X].
Options
[
[
INPUT 2]: Records audio to each channel separately. Audio input into INPUT 1 is recorded to CH1, while
audio input into INPUT 2 is recorded to CH2.
INPUT 1]: Audio input into INPUT 1 is recorded to both channels. Audio input into INPUT 2 will not be
recorded.
Recording Audio
Using the Built-in Microphone or MIC Terminal
Audio input selection switches
for INPUT 1
for INPUT 2
1 Select the built-in microphone/MIC terminal as the audio input for the desired audio channel.
CH1 / CH2: If the handle unit is connected to the camcorder, set both audio input selection switches to
INT.MIC/MIC.
CH3 / CH4:
> [C ! Audio Setup] > [CH3/CH4 Input] > [
Built-in Mic/MIC Terminal]
> [X]
2 To use an external microphone, connect it to the MIC terminal.
• The camcorder will record audio from the built-in microphone unless an external microphone is connected
to the MIC terminal.
Adjusting the Audio Recording Level
You can adjust the audio recording level of the various audio channels using the audio controls on the handle unit
or the audio screen in the FUNC menu. The audio screen shows an overview of the audio channels used and, for
each audio channel: the audio input currently selected, whether the audio recording level is adjusted
automatically or manually and the audio level indicator.
Automatic Audio Level Adjustment for CH1 or CH2
When the handle unit is attached to the camcorder, set the audio level switch of the desired channel to A
(automatic) to let the camcorder automatically adjust that channel’s audio level. If the handle unit is not attached,
adjust the audio levels using the FUNC menu (A 82).
CH1/CH2 audio level switches
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Recording Audio
Automatic Level Control (ALC) for audio from the INPUT terminals and MIC terminal
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When the INPUT 1 and INPUT 2 switches are both set to the same type of audio source (line input or
microphone), you can link the audio level adjustment for both inputs with the [C Audio Setup] > [INPUT 1/2
ALC Link] setting. Similarly, you can link the audio level adjustment for the L and R channels of an external
microphone connected to the MIC terminal with the [C Audio Setup] > [MIC ALC Link] setting.
When the [
Linked] option is selected, if the audio inputs from the INPUT terminals are selected for
CH1/CH2, you can adjust both audio channels with the CH1 audio level switch and CH1 – dial (A 82).
If the INPUT terminals are selected for CH3/CH4, you can adjust both audio channels using the FUNC menu
(A 82).
Manual Audio Level Adjustment for CH1 or CH2
When the handle unit is attached to the camcorder, adjust the audio level using the controls on the handle unit. If
the handle unit is not attached, adjust the audio levels using the FUNC menu (A 82).
CH1/CH2 – dials
CH1/CH2 audio level switches
1 Set the audio level switch of the desired channel to M (manual).
2 Turn the corresponding – dial to adjust the audio level.
• For reference, 0 corresponds to –G, 5 corresponds to 0 dB, and 10 corresponds to +18 dB.
• As a guideline, adjust the audio recording level so that the audio level meter on the screen will go to the right
of the –18 dB mark (one mark right of the –20 dB mark) only occasionally.
3 Close the protective cover to prevent the audio controls from being changed inadvertently.
Audio Level Adjustment Using the FUNC Menu
When [3 Recording Setup] > [MP4 Audio Format] is set to [
LPCM 16bit 4CH], use the audio screen in
the FUNC menu to adjust the audio recording levels for CH3 and CH4. If the handle unit is not attached to the
camcorder, you must use the audio screen to adjust the audio recording levels for CH1 and CH2 as well.
1 Open the audio screen.
[FUNC] > [C Audio]
2 Touch [CH1/CH2] or [CH3/CH4] as necessary, to change the pair of audio channels you wish to adjust.
3 Touch [
Automatic] or [ö Manual].
• If you selected automatic adjustment, skip to step 5. If you selected manual adjustment, continue the
procedure to adjust the audio recording level.
4 Touch and hold [Ï] or [Ð] to adjust the recording level as necessary.
• As a guideline, adjust the audio recording level so that the audio level meter on the screen will go to the right
of the –18 dB mark (one mark right of the –20 dB mark) only occasionally.
5 Touch [X].
Recording Audio
NOTES
• When the audio level meter reaches the red point (0 dB), the sound may be distorted.
• If the audio level display is normal but the sound is distorted, activate the microphone's attenuator (A 83).
• We recommend using headphones to check the sound level while adjusting the audio recording level or when
the microphone attenuator is activated.
• If at least one of the audio channels is set to the INPUT terminals and manual audio level adjustment, you can
activate the audio limiter to prevent audio distortions. When [C Audio Setup] > [INPUT 1/2 Limiter] is set to
[i On],
will appear at the bottom right of the screen and the audio limiter will limit the amplitude of
audio input signals when they start to distort.
Advanced Microphone Settings
Microphone Sensitivity (INPUT Terminals)
When one of the audio channels is set to the INPUT terminals and the corresponding INPUT1 or INPUT2 switch
is set to MIC or MIC+48V, you can select the external microphone’s sensitivity.
1 Select the desired INPUT terminal’s sensitivity.
> [C ! Audio Setup] > [INPUT 1 Mic Trimming] or [INPUT 2 Mic Trimming]
2 Touch the desired option and then touch [X].
• You can select one of 5 sensitivity levels from –12 dB to +12 dB.
Microphone Attenuator (INPUT Terminals)
When one of the audio channels is set to the INPUT terminals and the corresponding INPUT1 or INPUT2 switch
is set to MIC or MIC+48V, you can activate the external microphone’s attenuator (20 dB).
1 Select the desired INPUT terminal’s sensitivity.
> [C ! Audio Setup] > [INPUT 1 Mic Att.] or [INPUT 2 Mic Att.]
2 Touch [i On] and then touch [X].
• å appears at the right of the screen.
Microphone Sensitivity (Built-in Microphone)
When one of the audio channels is set to the built-in microphone/MIC terminal and no external microphone is
connected to the MIC terminal, you can increase the built-in microphone's sensitivity.
1 Select [Built-in Mic Sensitivity].
> [C " Audio Setup] > [Built-in Mic Sensitivity]
2 Touch the desired option and then touch [X].
Options
[h Normal]:
[
High]:
For recording audio under usual conditions.
For recording audio at a higher level (+6 db).
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Recording Audio
Microphone Attenuator (Built-in Microphone)
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When one of the audio channels is set to the built-in microphone/MIC terminal and no external microphone is
connected to the MIC terminal, you can activate the built-in microphone's attenuator (20 dB) to prevent audio
distortions when the audio level is too high.
1 Select [Built-in Mic Att.].
> [C " Audio Setup] > [Built-in Mic Att.]
2 Touch [i On] and then touch [X].
• å appears at the right of the screen.
Low-Cut Filter (Built-in Microphone)
When one of the audio channels is set to the built-in microphone/MIC terminal and no external microphone is
connected to the MIC terminal, you can activate the low cut filter. This can help, for example, to reduce the
sound of wind in the background when recording outdoors. When recording in surroundings unaffected by wind
or if you want to record low-frequency sounds, we recommend turning off the low-cut filter.
1 Select [Built-in Mic Low Cut].
> [C " Audio Setup] > [Built-in Mic Low Cut]
2 Touch [i On] and then touch [X].
Microphone Attenuator (MIC Terminal)
When one of the audio channels is set to the built-in microphone/MIC terminal, you can activate the microphone
attenuator (20 dB) for an external microphone connected to the MIC terminal to prevent audio distortions when
the audio level is too high.
1 Select [MIC Att.].
> [C " Audio Setup] > [MIC Att.]
2 Touch [i On] and then touch [X].
• å appears at the right of the screen.
Low-Cut Filter (MIC Terminal)
When one of the audio channels is set to the built-in microphone/MIC terminal, you can activate the low-cut filter
for an external microphone connected to the MIC terminal. This can help, for example, to reduce the sound of
wind in the background when recording outdoors. When recording in surroundings unaffected by wind or if you
want to record low-frequency sounds, we recommend turning off the low-cut filter.
1 Select [MIC Low Cut].
> [C # Audio Setup] > [MIC Low Cut]
2 Touch [i On] and then touch [X].
Using Headphones
Using Headphones
Connect headphones with a ∅ 3.5 mm stereo mini plug to the × (headphone) terminal for playback or to
monitor the recorded audio.
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Operating modes:
1 Select [Headphone Volume].
> [C #* Audio Setup] > [Headphone Volume]
* Page ! in
mode.
2 Touch [Ô] or [Õ] to adjust the volume and then touch [X].
• You can also drag your finger along the volume bar.
To adjust the volume during playback
During playback, you can also adjust the headphones volume in the same way you adjust the speaker’s volume
(A 100).
IMPORTANT
• When using headphones, make sure to lower the volume to an appropriate level.
Color Bars/Audio Reference Signal
Color Bars/Audio Reference Signal
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You can have the camcorder generate color bars and a 1 kHz audio reference signal to calibrate an external
monitor. The color bars and audio reference signal can be output from the SDI OUT terminal (m only),
HDMI OUT terminal and × (headphone) terminal*.
* Audio reference signal only.
Operating modes:
Recording Color Bars
You can choose between EBU and SMPTE color bars.
1 Select [Color Bars].
> [3 # Recording Setup] > [Color Bars]
2 Touch the desired option and then touch [X].
• The selected color bars appear on the screen and will be recorded when you press the REC button.
NOTES
• You cannot change the type of color bars while recording or when pre-recording is activated.
Recording an Audio Reference Signal
The camcorder can output a 1 kHz audio reference signal with the color bars.
1 Select [1 kHz Tone].
> [3 $ Recording Setup] > [1 kHz Tone]
2 Touch the desired option and then touch [X].
• You can select one of three audio levels (–12 dB, –18 dB, –20 dB) or select [j Off] to turn off the signal.
• The signal is output at the selected level and will be recorded when you press the REC button.
Pre-Recording
Pre-Recording
When pre-recording is activated, the camcorder starts recording continuously into a temporary memory (approx.
3 seconds) so when you press the REC button, the clip will contain also a few seconds of video and audio
recorded before you pressed the button.
Operating modes:
1 Press the PRE REC button.
• Pre-recording is activated and z appears at the top of the
screen.
• Press the button again to turn off pre-recording.
2 Press the REC button.
• The clip recorded on the card will include a few seconds of
video and audio recorded before the REC button was pressed.
NOTES
• The camcorder will not record the full 3 seconds prior to pressing the REC button if the button was pressed
within 3 seconds of having turned on pre-recording or having finished the previous recording.
• Pre-recording will be deactivated in the following cases:
- If the position of the mode switch was changed.
- If the menu was opened.
- If the shooting mode, white balance or look was changed.
• About the time code when pre-recording is activated:
- The time code of the clip will start a few seconds before the REC button was pressed.
- The time code will be recorded with the running mode set to [
Free Run].
- If the time code mode was set to [
Regen.], or to [
Preset] with [
Rec Run] running mode, the
time code running mode will be changed automatically to [
Free Run] when pre-recording is activated.
- When pre-recording is turned off, the time code running mode will return to its previous setting.
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Infrared Recording
Infrared Recording
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You can use the infrared mode to record in very dark situations using available infrared light. You can also use the
camcorder's infrared light to make the recordings even brighter, and select the color for the brighter areas in the
picture (white or green).
Operating modes:
1 Set the INFRARED switch to ON.
• ; and = appear at the top left of the screen.
2 To change the color of highlights in the infrared picture,
select [IR Rec Color].
> [v $ Camera Setup] > [IR Rec Color]
3 Touch [± White] or [² Green] and then touch [X].
4 To turn on the infrared light, select [IR Light].
>[v $ Camera Setup] > [IR Light]
5 Touch [i On] and then touch [X].
• = changes to
.
NOTES
• When infrared recording is activated with the camcorder set to
mode, the following changes take place.
- The camcorder switches to automatic gain, shutter speed and aperture adjustment.
- The camcorder switches to autofocus initially but you can change the focus mode to manual focus.
- The AGC limit, white balance, exposure compensation, backlight correction (both automatic and constant),
shooting mode, face detection & tracking, AF mode and look settings cannot be changed.
- The ND filter is retracted and cannot be changed.
• If you set an assignable button to [< IR Light] (A 94), you can press the button to turn the infrared light
on/off.
• Depending on the light source, autofocus may not work well while zooming.
• In infrared mode the camcorder's sensor is considerably more sensitive to near-infrared light. Do not point the
lens at strong light or heat sources when infrared recording is activated. If there are such light/heat sources in
the picture, be sure to shield the lens before switching the camcorder to infrared mode.
Using the Optional RC-V100 Remote Controller
Using the Optional RC-V100 Remote Controller
You can connect the optional RC-V100 Remote Controller to the camcorder’s REMOTE terminal in order to
control the camcorder (including advanced recording functions) from a distance. The remote controller lets you
turn the camcorder on, navigate the menus and remotely control the aperture and shutter speed, and more.
Use the cable supplied with the remote controller to connect it to the camcorder. For details on how to connect
and use the remote controller, refer to its instruction manual.
Operating modes:
To the RC-V100’s
REMOTE A terminal
Remote cable
(supplied with the RC-V100)
1 Turn off the camcorder and connect the optional RC-V100 Remote Controller to the camcorder.
2 Turn on the camcorder and select [REMOTE Terminal].
> [B " System Setup] > [REMOTE Terminal]
3 Touch [
RC-V100 (REMOTE A)] and then touch [X].
Options
[
RC-V100 (REMOTE A)]:
Select this option to use the optional RC-V100 Remote Controller.
Standard]: Select this option to use commercially available remote controls.
[
NOTES
• The following controls on the remote controller will not operate the camcorder:
-
CUSTOM PICT. button
AGC button
AUTO KNEE button
KNEE POINT, KNEE SLOPE dials
BLACK GAMMA LEVEL dial
SHARPNESS LEVEL dial
-
WHITE BALANCE R and B dials
MASTER BLACK R and B dials
MASTER PEDESTAL dial
AUTO IRIS button
CANCEL button
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Using the Optional GP-E2 GPS Receiver
Using the Optional GP-E2 GPS Receiver
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When the optional GP-E2 GPS Receiver is connected to the camcorder’s USB terminal, the camcorder will
automatically record the GPS information (longitude, latitude and altitude) and coordinated universal time (UTC)
with the clips and photos you record.
For details about attaching and configuring the receiver, refer to the instruction manual of the GP-E2.
Operating modes:
Connecting the GPS Receiver
Turn off the camcorder and the receiver. Connect the receiver to the camcorder’s USB terminal using the USB
cable*. While recording, place the receiver in the carrying case* and attach it to the camcorder’s grip belt or carry
it on your person.
* Supplied with the receiver.
To adjust the date and time automatically according to the GPS data
You can set [B System Setup] > [GPS Auto Time Setting] to [i Auto Update], to have the camcorder
automatically adjust its date and time settings according to the information received from the GPS signal. The
date and time will be updated automatically the first time a correct GPS signal is acquired after turning on the
camcorder.
• While the automatic date/time adjustment is activated, the [B System Setup] > [Date/Time] setting will
not be available.
• The time will not be updated while recording or when Browser Remote is activated (A 123).
IMPORTANT
• In certain countries and regions, the use of GPS may be restricted. Therefore, be sure to use GPS in
accordance with the laws and regulations of your country or region. Be particularly careful when traveling
outside your home country.
• Be careful about using GPS functions where the operation of electronic devices is restricted.
• The GPS information recorded with clips and photos may contain data that can lead others to locate or
identify you. Be careful when sharing geotagged recordings with others or when uploading them to the Web.
• Do not leave the GPS receiver near strong electromagnetic fields such as near powerful magnets and motors.
Using the Optional GP-E2 GPS Receiver
NOTES
• The camcorder is not compatible with the receiver's digital compass and positioning interval functions. Also,
the [Set Now] option is not available for the [GPS Auto Time Setting] setting.
• Initial GPS signal reception will take longer after replacing the power source or when first turning on the
camcorder after a period of having been turned off.
• The GPS information recorded with clips corresponds to the location at the start of the recording.
• Do not lay cables connected to the SDI OUT terminal (m only) or HDMI OUT terminal near the receiver.
Doing so may negatively affect the GPS signal.
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Using the Optional GP-E2 GPS Receiver
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Customization
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CUSTOM Dial and Button
You can assign to the CUSTOM button and dial one of several frequently used functions. You can then adjust the
selected function using the CUSTOM button and dial, without having to access the menu.
Operating modes:
1 Select [CUSTOM Dial & Button].
> [B # System Setup] > [CUSTOM Dial & Button]
2 Touch the desired option and then touch [X].
Options
Tv/Av/M]: When the shooting mode is set to ‚ or “, turn the CUSTOM dial to adjust the shutter speed
or aperture value, respectively.
When the shooting mode is set to n, press the CUSTOM button repeatedly to select the
value you wish to adjust (aperture value → shutter speed → gain value). While the desired
value is highlighted in orange, turn the dial to adjust it.
[
AGC Limit]: Press the CUSTOM button to turn the AGC limit on/off. When the AGC limit is activated, turn
the dial to set the maximum gain value.
[y Exposure Comp.]:
Press the CUSTOM button to lock the exposure and, if necessary, turn the dial to compensate
the exposure (exposure lock + compensation).
[j Off]:
Disables the CUSTOM button and dial.
[
NOTES
• Instead of the procedure above, you can press and hold the CUSTOM button to display a quick menu of the
options. Use the CUSTOM dial to select the desired option and then press the CUSTOM button.
Assignable Buttons
Assignable Buttons
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The camcorder offers 5 assignable buttons on the camcorder's body and an onscreen button (touch operation)
to which you can assign various functions (assignable buttons). Assign often-used functions to the buttons you
find most convenient, to personalize the camcorder to your needs and preferences.
The names of the buttons printed on the camcorder also indicate their default settings. The onscreen assignable
button will show only the icon of the function currently assigned to it.
Operating modes:
Onscreen
assignable button
Changing the Assigned Function
1 Physical buttons: Press the MENU button and, while holding it pressed down, press the assignable
button whose function you wish to change.
Onscreen assignable button: Open the function selection screen with the menu setting.
> [B # System Setup] > [Onscreen Assignable Button]
• A list of available functions appears with the current function assigned to the button highlighted.
• You can use the menu also for physical assignable buttons. The corresponding settings ([Assignable
Button 1] to [Assignable Button 5]) can be found under pages " and # in the [B System Setup] menu.
2 Touch the desired function and then touch [X].
• If necessary, touch [Í]/[Î] to scroll up/down.
3 Press the assignable button (or touch the onscreen assignable button) to use the assigned function
as described in the following table.
Assignable Buttons
Assignable functions
Function name
Description
A
Turns the constant backlight correction function on/off.
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[~ Face Only AF]
Switches between standard autofocus and autofocus only when a face is detected.
55
[
Turns the Dual Pixel Focus Guide function on/off.
50
[Ä WB Priority]
Switches between the current white balance setting and a priority white balance setting registered with
the [v Camera Setup] > [Set WB Priority] setting.
135
[< IR Light]*
When infrared recording is activated, turns the camcorder's infrared light on/off.
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[œ Monitor Channels]
Changes the audio channels output from the × (headphone) terminal.
110
[B AF/MF]
Switches between autofocus and manual focus.
49
[± Powered IS]
Turns powered IS on/off.
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[z Pre REC]
Turns pre-recording on/off.
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[
Reviews the last clip recorded.
41
[^ Magnification]
Turns magnification on/off.
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[
Records a photo.
40
No function assigned – the button is disabled.
—
[
BLC Always On]
Focus Guide]
Rec Review]
Photo]
[j Off]
* Requires that the handle unit be correctly attached to the camcorder.
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Saving and Loading Camcorder Settings
Saving and Loading Camcorder Settings
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After you adjust settings in the various menus, you can save those settings on an SD card. You can load those
settings at a later date or on another XF405 / XF400 camcorder so that you can use that camcorder in the exact
same way.
Camcorder settings can only be saved on or loaded from the SD card in card slot B.
Operating modes:
Saving Camcorder Settings
1 Insert the SD card where you want to save the camcorder's settings into SD card slot B.
2 Select [Save].
> [B $ System Setup] > [Backup Menu Settings 7] > [Save]
3 Touch [Yes].
• The camcorder’s menu settings will be saved to the card. If menu settings were previously saved, the old file
will be overwritten by the current menu settings.
4 When the confirmation message appears, touch [OK].
Loading Camcorder Settings
1 Insert an SD card that contains previously saved camcorder settings into SD card slot B.
2 Select [Load].
> [B $ System Setup] > [Backup Menu Settings 7] > [Load]
3 Touch [Yes].
• The camcorder’s menu settings will be replaced by the settings saved on the card. Then, the screen will turn
black momentarily and the camcorder will restart.
NOTES
• Camcorder settings files are exclusively compatible for use only with XF405 / XF400 camcorders. When
settings are loaded from a file saved with a different camcorder model, menu settings that are common to both
models will be overwritten and the rest of the settings will be reset to default values.
• Passwords/encryption keys that were set by the user under [B System Setup] > [Network Settings] are not
saved with this operation. After loading previously saved menu settings, set up the necessary network
passwords again.
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Playback
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Basic Playback
This section explains how to play back clips and photos. For details on playing back recordings using an external
monitor, refer to Connecting to an External Monitor or Recorder (A 107).
Operating modes:
The Playback Index Screen
1 Set the power switch to MEDIA.
• The camcorder switches to
screen appears.
mode and the clip index
2 Look for the clip you wish to play back.
• Swipe left/right or touch [Ï]/[Ð] to check other index pages.
• To view photos or play back recordings on the other SD card,
change the index screen.
3 Touch the thumbnail of the desired clip to start playback
(A 98).
3
1
2
2
4
1
2
3
y: Clip index screen
}: Photo index screen.
Display the next/previous index page.
You can also swipe left/right on the screen.
Index screen button: Touch to change the index
screen.
5
4
5
6
6
[FUNC] button: Clip/photo operations (A 101).
Folder name. The last 4 digits indicate the
recording date (1103 = November 3).
Clips only: Clip information (A 100).
Basic Playback
Changing the Index Screen
You can change the index screen to switch between playing back clips (y) and photos (}) or to play back
recordings from a different SD card (6/7).
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Touch the index screen button and then touch the desired index screen.
• You can also press the G button on the supplied wireless controller to open the index selection screen.
Options
[6 y Movies]:
[7 y Movies]:
[6 } Photos]:
[7 } Photos]:
Clips recorded on SD card A.
Clips recorded on SD card B.
Photos recorded on SD card A.
Photos recorded on SD card B.
Playing Back Recordings
1 In the index screen, touch the thumbnail of the desired recording.
• Clips: Playback will start from the selected clip until the last clip in the index screen.
Photos: The selected photo will be displayed. Swipe left/right to view other photos.
2 Touch the screen to display the playback controls.
• During video playback, the playback controls will disappear automatically after a few seconds. In video
playback pause or for photos, touch the screen again to hide the playback controls.
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1
2
3
4
5
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
13
14
17
18
1
2
[FUNC] button: Clip/photo operations (A 101)
Output audio channels (A 110), MP4 audio
format (A 77)
3 Look (A 73)
4 Clip playback controls (A 99)
5 Volume (A 100)
6 Clip playback operation (A 99)
7 Wireless controller disabled (A 139)
8 Fan operation and temperature warning (A 146)
9 Remaining battery charge (A 43)
10 Time code (A 74)
19
20
11 Frame rate (A 46)
12 Resolution and bit rate (A 46)
13 Clips: Clip number
Photos: Photo number / Total number of photos
14 File number (A 137)
15 Slow & fast motion rate (A 48)
16 SD card selected for playback (A 98)
17 Data code (A 136)
18 Return the photo index screen
19 Photo jump (A 99)
20 GPS information* (A 90)
* Only when the optional GP-E2 GPS receiver was used when recording the photo.
Basic Playback
IMPORTANT
• Observe the following precautions while the ACCESS indicator is illuminated in red. Failing to do so may result
in permanent data loss.
- Do not open the SD card compartment cover.
- Do not disconnect the power source or turn off the camcorder.
- Do not change the camcorder’s operating mode.
• You may not be able to play back with this camcorder movies recorded on an SD card using another device.
NOTES
• Depending on the recording conditions, you may notice brief stops in video or sound playback between clips.
• The following image files may not be displayed correctly.
- Images not recorded with this camcorder.
- Images edited on a computer.
- Images whose file names have been changed.
Playback Controls
The following playback types are available using the onscreen controls. Using the joystick, push the joystick to
select the desired button and then press the joystick. For clip playback, you can also use the playback buttons
on the supplied wireless controller.
Clip playback controls
Playback type
Fast playback*
Operation
Onscreen icon
During playback, touch [Ø] / [×].
• Touch repeatedly to increase the playback speed to approximately 5x → 15x →
60x the normal speed.
• During fast playback, touch [Ð] to return to playback at normal speed.
x00×
Øx00
Slow playback*
Touch [Ö] / [Õ].
• Touch repeatedly to change the playback speed to approximately 1/4 → 1/8 the
normal speed.
x1/0Õ
Öx1/0
Frame reverse/advance*
During playback pause, touch [
Skip to the beginning of the current clip
Touch [Ú].
Skip to the beginning of the previous
clip
Touch [Ú] twice.
Skip to the beginning of the next clip
Touch [Ù].
—
Pause/resume playback
During playback, touch [Ý] to pause.
During playback pause, touch to [Ð] to resume normal playback.
Ý
Ð
Stop playback
Touch [Ñ] to stop playback and return to the index screen.
—
]/[
].
—
—
* There is no audio during this playback mode.
Photo playback controls
Playback type
Operation
Return to the photo index screen
Touch [f].
Photo jump
Touch [h] to display the scroll bar. Touch [Ï] / [Ð], or drag your finger along the
scroll bar, to find the desired photo. Touch [L] to return to single photo view.
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NOTES
• During fast/slow playback, you may notice some anomalies (blocky video artifacts, banding, etc.) in the
playback picture.
• The speed indicated on the screen is approximate.
• Slow reverse playback will look the same as continuous frame reverse.
Adjusting the volume
During playback, audio will be output from the monaural built-in speaker. You can connect a pair of headphones
to the × (headphone) terminal to listen to the audio in stereo.
1 During playback, touch the screen to display the playback controls.
2 Touch [Ó/ ].
3 Touch [Ø]/[Ô] or [Ù]/[Õ] to adjust the volume and then touch [K].
• You can also drag your finger along the respective volume bar.
NOTES
• You can select the audio channels output from the × (headphone) terminal and built-in speaker (A 110).
Displaying Clip Information
1 In the clip index screen touch [I] and then touch the desired clip.
• The [Clip Info] screen will be displayed.
• Touch [Ï] / [Ð] to view the information for the previous/next clip.
2 Touch [L] twice to return to the index screen.
1
2
6
7
8
9
3
4
5
1
2
3
4
5
6
File number (A 137)
Display the information for the previous/next clip
Clip number / Total number of clips
Slow & fast motion rate (A 48)
Look (A 73)
Date and time at the start of recording
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7
8
9
10
Clip duration
Frame rate (A 46)
Resolution and bit rate (A 46)
GPS information* (A 90)
(location at the start of recording)
* Only when the optional GP-E2 GPS receiver was used when recording the clip.
Clip and Photo Operations
Clip and Photo Operations
Operating modes:
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Deleting Clips and Photos
You can delete clips and photos you are not interested in keeping.
Deleting Clips and Photos from the Index Screen
1 Open the desired index screen (A 97).
• To delete all the clips or photos recorded on the same date (saved in the same folder), drag your finger left/
right until a clip or photo you want to delete appears.
2 Select [Delete].
[FUNC] > [Delete]
3 Touch the desired option and then touch [Yes].
• When you touch [Select], perform the following procedure to select the individual recordings you want to
delete before touching [Yes].
• Touch [Stop] to interrupt the operation while it is in progress. Some recordings may be deleted nevertheless.
4 When the confirmation message appears, touch [OK].
To select individual recordings
1 Touch the individual clips/photos you want to delete.
• A checkmark ! will appear on the recordings you touch. The total number of selected clips/photos will
appear next to the " icon.
• Touch a selected clip or photo to remove the checkmark. To remove all checkmarks at once, touch [Remove
All] > [Yes].
2 After selecting all the desired recordings, touch [OK].
Options
<folder name>: Deletes all the clips or photos recorded on a particular date. The last 4 digits of the folder
name in the button indicate the recording date (1103 = November 3).
[Select]:
You can select the individual clips or photos you want to delete.
[All Clips], [All Photos]:
Deletes all the clips or photos.
Deleting a Single Clip
1 Play back the desired clip (A 98).
2 Touch the screen to display the playback controls and then delete the clip.
[Ý] > [FUNC] > [Delete] > [Yes]
3 When the confirmation message appears, touch [OK].
Deleting a Single Photo
1 Play back the desired photo (A 98).
2 Touch the screen to display the playback controls and then delete the photo.
[FUNC] > [Delete] > [¸ Proceed] > [Yes]
3 Drag your finger left/right to select another photo to delete or touch [X].
Clip and Photo Operations
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IMPORTANT
• Be careful when deleting recordings. Once deleted, they cannot be recovered.
• Save copies of important recordings before deleting them (A 111).
• Observe the following precautions while the ACCESS indicator is illuminated in red (while recordings are being
deleted).
- Do not open the SD card compartment cover.
- Do not disconnect the power source or turn off the camcorder.
- Do not change the camcorder’s operating mode.
NOTES
• Photos that were protected with other devices cannot be deleted with this camcorder.
• To delete all recordings and make all recordable space available again you may prefer to initialize the SD card
(A 34).
Trimming Clips
You can trim clips by removing everything up to a certain point or everything after a certain point.
1 Play back the desired clip (A 98).
2 Touch the screen to display the playback controls and then open the trimming screen.
[Ý] > [FUNC] > [Trim]
3 Bring the clip to a precise point, if necessary.
• The point at which the clip will be trimmed is indicated by the marker.
• Playback controls will appear on the screen (A 99). Use any special playback modes as necessary to
locate the desired point.
4 Select the desired trimming options and trim the clip.
[Trim] > [Trim Before Marker] or [Trim After Marker] > [Save as New] or [Overwrite]
• With the first set of options you can select, respectively, to trim before or after the ´ mark.
With the second set of options you can select, respectively, to save the trimmed clip as a new clip or to
overwrite the existing clip.
• If you selected [Save as New], you can touch [Stop] and then [OK] to interrupt the operation while it is in
progress.
NOTES
• In the index screen, clips trimmed with the [Trim Before Marker] option appear with a special playback icon
instead of the usual thumbnail.
• In the trimming screen, the frame reverse/advance button will jump in 1-frame intervals. The positions where
trimming is possible are 1 GOP (0.5 second) apart.
• The clip is trimmed at the start/end of the GOP that includes the frame indicated with the marker.
Clip and Photo Operations
Copying Clips and Photos
You can copy clips and photos from one SD card to the other.
1 Open the desired index screen (A 97).
• To copy all the clips or photos recorded on the same date (saved in the same folder), drag your finger left/
right until a clip or photo you want to copy appears.
2 Select [Copy (6'7)] or [Copy (7'6)].
[FUNC] > [Copy (6'7)] or [Copy (7'6)]
3 Touch the desired option and then touch [Yes].
• When you select [Select], perform the following procedure to select the individual recordings you want to
copy before touching [Yes].
• Touch [Stop] to interrupt the operation while it is in progress.
4 When the confirmation message appears, touch [OK].
To select individual recordings
1 Touch on the individual clips/photos you want to copy.
• A checkmark ! will appear on the recordings you touch. The total number of selected clips/photos will
appear next to the " icon.
• Touch a selected clip or photo to remove the checkmark. To remove all checkmarks at once, touch [Remove
All] > [Yes].
2 After selecting all the desired recordings, touch [OK].
Options
<folder name>: Copies all the clips or photos recorded on a particular date. The last 4 digits of the folder name
in the button indicate the recording date (1103 = November 3).
[Select]:
You can select the individual clips or photos you want to copy.
[All Clips], [All Photos]:
Copies all the clips or photos.
IMPORTANT
• Observe the following precautions while the ACCESS indicator is illuminated in red. Failing to do so may result
in permanent data loss.
- Do not open the SD card compartment cover.
- Do not disconnect the power source or turn off the camcorder.
- Do not change the camcorder’s operating mode.
NOTES
• In the following cases, you will not be able to copy recordings to SD card B:
- If the SD card compartment cover is open.
- If the LOCK switch on the destination SD card is set to prevent writing.
- If a file number (A 137) cannot be created because the number of folders and files in the card has reached
its maximum.
• If there is not enough space on the destination SD card, as many photos as possible will be copied before
stopping the operation.
• Video stream files over 4 GB in size cannot be copied onto SDHC cards.
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Clip and Photo Operations
Recovering Clips
104
Some actions, such as suddenly turning off the camcorder or removing the SD card while data is being
recorded, can cause data errors in the recorded clip. You may be able to recover clips with corrupted data with
the following procedure.
1 Open the index screen with the clip you wish to recover (A 97).
2 Touch the corrupted clip (a clip with the
icon instead of a thumbnail image).
3 When [Attempt to recover the data?] is displayed, touch [Yes].
• The camcorder will attempt to recover the corrupted data.
4 When the confirmation message appears, touch [OK].
NOTES
• In the index screen, recovered clips appear with a special playback icon instead of the usual thumbnail.
• This procedure may delete clips shorter than 0.5 seconds in length.
• In some cases, it may not be possible to recover the data. This is more likely when the file system is corrupted
or the SD card is physically damaged.
• Only clips recorded with this camcorder can be recovered. Photos cannot be recovered.
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External Connections
105
Video Output Configuration
The video signal output from the SDI OUT terminal (m only) and HDMI™ OUT terminal depends on the
clip's video configuration and on various menu settings. The video signal output from the HDMI OUT terminal
can also change depending on the capabilities of the connected monitor.
m The camcorder cannot output signals to the SDI OUT terminal and HDMI OUT terminal simultaneously.
Operating modes:
Video Output Configuration by Terminal (Internal Recording Priority)
Refer to the following table for the video output configuration from each terminal, depending on the video
configuration used for recordings on an SD card (A 46) or the video configuration of the clip being played back.
Video configuration of the clip
Resolution
3840x2160
Frame rate
50.00P
25.00P
m
Output terminal1
HDMI maximum
resolution2
[ø SDI]
—
Video output configuration
m SDI OUT
terminal
HDMI OUT terminal
1920x1080
YCbCr 4:2:2 8 bit
—
[3840x2160]
[ù HDMI]
—
[1920x1080]
[ø SDI]
1920x1080
50.00P
25.00P
[ù HDMI]
—
[ø SDI]
1280x720
50.00P
25.00P
1
2
3
4
—
—
1920x1080
YCbCr 4:2:2 8 bit,
720x576
YCbCr 4:2:2 8 bit4
1280x720
YCbCr 4:2:2 8 bit
—
—
[1280x720]
[£ Display Setup] > [Output Terminal] setting.
[£ Display Setup] > [HDMI Max Resolution] setting.
YCbCr 4:2:0 8 bit when the frame rate is set to 50.00P.
Only when the frame rate is set to 50.00P.
1920x1080
YCbCr 4:2:2 8 bit
1920x1080
YCbCr 4:2:2 8 bit
[1920x1080]
[ù HDMI]
3840x2160
YCbCr 4:2:2 8 bit3
1920x1080,
720x576
YCbCr 4:2:2 8 bit4
1280x720,
720x576
YCbCr 4:2:2 8 bit4
Video Output Configuration
Video Output Configuration by Terminal (External Recording Only)
Refer to the following table for the video output configuration from each terminal when the camcorder is set to
external recording-only mode (A 107).
106
Internal/external recording1
m
[ø External Rec Only (SDI)]
[ù External Rec Only (HDMI)]
Video configuration for external
recording2
m SDI OUT terminal
[1920x1080 50.00P
YCC422 10bit]
1920x1080
YCbCr 4:2:2 10 bit
[1920x1080 25.00P
YCC422 10bit]
1920x1080
YCbCr 4:2:2 10 bit
—
[3840x2160 50.00P
YCC420 8bit]
3840x2160
YCbCr 4:2:0 8 bit
[3840x2160 25.00P
YCC422 8bit]
3840x2160
YCbCr 4:2:2 8 bit
[1920x1080 50.00P
YCC422 10bit]
[1920x1080 25.00P
YCC422 10bit]
1
2
HDMI OUT terminal
[3 Recording Setup] > [Internal/External Rec] setting.
[3 Recording Setup] > [External Rec Video Config.] setting.
—
1920x1080
YCbCr 4:2:2 10 bit
1920x1080
YCbCr 4:2:2 10 bit
Connecting to an External Monitor or Recorder
Connecting to an External Monitor or Recorder
m When you connect the camcorder to an external device, be it a monitor (to monitor the recording or for
playback) or an external video recorder (for recording), use the terminal on the camcorder that matches the one
you wish to use on the external device. Then, select the video signal output configuration.
Operating modes:
Connection Diagram
We recommend that you power the camcorder from a power outlet using the AC adapter.
HTC-100 High
Speed HDMI
Cable (optional)
HDMI input
External
monitor/
digital video
recorder
HDMI IN
HDMI OUT
terminal
SDI IN
SDI OUT terminal
(m only)
3G/HD-SDI inputs
BNC cable
(commercially available)
Recording Video Using an External Recorder
In order to record video and audio on an external recorder connected to the camcorder's SDI OUT terminal
(m only) or HDMI OUT terminal, you must set the camcorder in external recording-only mode. Refer also
to the external recorder's instruction manual for details on how to record.
For details about the audio channels that are output, refer to Audio Output (A 110).
Operating modes:
1 Select [Internal/External Rec].
> [3 ! Recording Setup] > [Internal/External Rec]
2 Touch the desired option depending on the terminal you wish to use and then touch [L].
• Touch [ø External Rec Only (SDI)] (SDI OUT terminal, m only) or [ù External Rec Only (HDMI)]
(HDMI OUT terminal).
3 Select the configuration of the output signal.
[External Rec Video Config.] > Desired option > [X]
• For details, refer to the Video Output Configuration table (A 105).
107
Connecting to an External Monitor or Recorder
108
NOTES
• m The camcorder cannot output signals to the SDI OUT terminal and HDMI OUT terminals
simultaneously.
• Depending on the external recorder used, you may not be able to record on the external recorder using the
selected output video configuration.
• After connecting the camcorder to an external recorder, make test recordings using the video configuration(s)
you plan to use and check the recordings made by the external recorder.
• You can set [3 Recording Setup] > [Rec Command] to [i On] to use the camcorder’s REC button to
control also the recording operation of external recorders compatible with recording commands.
• About the time code during external recording-only mode:
- The time code mode is automatically set to [
Preset].
- When the camcorder is set back to internal recording-priority mode, the time code mode will return to its
previous setting.
Connecting an External Monitor
The digital signal that is output from the SDI OUT terminal (m only) includes the video signal, audio signal
(up to 4 channels), time code and recording command. You can output also the onscreen displays (A 138).
The HDMI OUT terminal also offers a digital connection and outputs both the video and audio signals. You can
output also the time code signal and onscreen displays (A 138). The audio output signal will be 2-channel
linear PCM audio (16-bit, 48 kHz sampling). When recording with 4-channel audio, you can select the audio
channels that are output (A 110).
Operating modes:
1 Select [Output Terminal].
> [£ ! Display Setup] > [Output Terminal]
2 Activate the output terminal and then touch [X].
• m Touch [ø SDI] (SDI OUT terminal) or [ù HDMI] (HDMI OUT terminal), depending on the
connection you wish to use. When using the HDMI OUT terminal, you can continue the procedure to select
other options for the terminal.
n Touch [ù HDMI].
3 Select [HDMI Max Resolution].
> [£ ! Display Setup] > [HDMI Max Resolution]
4 Touch the desired maximum resolution and then touch [X].
• For details, refer to the Video Output Configuration table (A 105).
5
mode only: If necessary, output also the time code signal.
> [3 " Recording Setup] > [HDMI Time Code] > [i On] > [X]
Connecting to an External Monitor or Recorder
NOTES
• When slow & fast motion recording is activated, the time code signal cannot be output from the SDI OUT
terminal (m only) or HDMI OUT terminal.
• The HDMI OUT terminal is for output only. Do not connect the camcorder to another device's output terminal
using the HDMI OUT terminal as this will cause a malfunction.
• Correct operation cannot be guaranteed when connecting the camcorder to DVI monitors.
• Video may not be output correctly depending on the monitor. m In such case, try using the SDI OUT
terminal.
• You can set both [3 Recording Setup] > [Rec Command] and [HDMI Time Code] to [i On] to use the
camcorder's REC button to control also the recording operation of an external recorder connected to the
HDMI OUT terminal. The camcorder's time code signal will be output as well.
• The time code signal will not be output from the HDMI OUT terminal in the following cases.
- In
mode.
- During SD (720x576) output.
- When slow & fast motion recording is activated.
• When the resolution is set to [3840x2160 (150 Mbps)] and the frame rate is set to 50.00P (A 46), to view the
camcorder's output signal on a TV or external monitor connected using an optional High Speed HDMI cable,
the TV or external monitor must be compatible with 4K/50p video.
109
Audio Output
Audio Output
110
The camcorder can output audio from the SDI OUT terminal (m only), HDMI OUT terminal, × (headphone)
terminal or built-in mono speaker. When recording, or playing back clips recorded, with 4-channel audio, you
can select which audio channels will be output from the terminals and speaker.
Audio output configuration
MP4 audio format1
[
[
1
2
Audio output configuration
Audio configuration of the
recorded clips
LPCM 16bit 4CH]
4-channel linear PCM,
16 bit
AAC 16bit 2CH]
2-channel MPEG-4 AAC-LC,
bit rate: 256 kbps
m SDI OUT terminal
HDMI OUT terminal2
4-channel linear PCM,
24 bit
2-channel linear PCM,
16 bit
[3 Recording Setup] > [MP4 Audio Format] setting.
You can select the audio channels that are output with the following procedure.
Operating modes:
Selecting the Audio Channels
1 Select [Monitor Channels] or [HDMI Channels] depending on the terminal you wish to use.
> [¡ #* Audio Setup] > [Monitor Channels] (headphones/speaker) or [HDMI Channels]
(HDMI OUT terminal)
*Page ! in
mode.
2 Touch the desired option and then touch [X].
Options
All of the following settings are available for [Monitor Channels]; only [ƒ CH1/CH2] and [
available for [HDMI channels].
Setting
CH3/CH4] are
Audio output
L
R
[ƒ CH1/CH2]
CH1
CH2
[š CH1/CH1]
CH1
CH1
[Ÿ CH2/CH2]
CH2
CH2
CH1+CH2 mixed
CH1+CH2 mixed
CH3/CH4]*
CH3
CH4
[
CH3/CH3]*
CH3
CH3
[
CH4/CH4]*
CH4
CH4
[
[
CH1+2/CH1+2]
[
CH3+4/CH3+4]*
CH3+CH4 mixed
CH3+CH4 mixed
[
CH1+3/CH2+4]*
CH1+CH3 mixed
CH2+CH4 mixed
* In
[
mode, these options are available only when [3 Recording Setup] > [MP4 Audio Format] is set to
LPCM 16bit 4CH].
NOTES
• If you set an assignable button to [œ Monitor Channels] (A 94), you can press the button to change the
audio channels output from the × (headphone) terminal.
Working with Clips on a Computer
Working with Clips on a Computer
You can use the software Data Import Utility to save your clips. Refer to PIXELA's website below to download
the software and check the latest information. For other inquires regarding the software, consult a Canon Service
Center.
http://www.pixela.co.jp/oem/canon/e/index_biz.html
Saving Clips Using Data Import Utility
• Save clips to the computer using a card reader.
• Join relay clips (A 47) that were saved on separate SD cards, and save them as a single clip.
• Join clips split at the 4 GB maximum file size, and save them as a single clip.
For more details, including system requirements and how to install the software, check the Data Import Utility
Software Guide, a PDF file in the [\Manual] folder of the downloaded compressed file that contains the software.
IMPORTANT
• Before using Data Import Utility to save clips on the computer, do not access or manipulate the files on the SD
card with other software. Failing to do so may result in not being able to save the files with Data Import Utility.
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Working with Clips on a Computer
112
7
Network Functions
113
About the Network Functions
You can connect the camcorder to a wireless network using Wi-Fi (A 115) or to a wired network using an
Ethernet cable (A 121). Once the camcorder is correctly connected to a network, you can use the following
network functions.
Network functions and connection types
Network function
Description
Wi-Fi
Wired
network
Infrastructure1
Camera Access
Point2
A
Browser Remote
Control the camcorder remotely from the Web
browser of a connected device.
Ü
–
Ü
123
FTP File Transfer
Transfer clips recorded with the camcorder to
another device connected to the network using
the FTP protocol.
Ü
Ü
–
131
1
2
Connection to a Wi-Fi network via an external access point (wireless router, etc.)
Direct connection to one Wi-Fi-enabled device where the camcorder itself serves as the Wi-Fi access point.
Before using the network functions
• The instructions in this chapter assume you already have a correctly configured and working network, network
device(s) and/or Wi-Fi access point. If necessary, refer to the documentation provided with the network
devices you plan to use.
• Configuring the network settings requires adequate knowledge about configuring and using wired (Ethernet)
and/or wireless (Wi-Fi) networks. Canon cannot provide support regarding network configurations.
IMPORTANT
• Data transmitted over networks is not encrypted.
• Canon shall not be liable for any loss of data or damage resulting from incorrect network configuration or
settings. Additionally, Canon shall not be liable for any loss or damage caused by the use of network functions.
• Using an unprotected Wi-Fi network can expose your data to monitoring by unauthorized third parties. Be
aware of the risks involved.
About the Network Functions
NOTES
114
• About the Wi-Fi antenna: When using the camcorder’s Wi-Fi
functions, do not cover the Wi-Fi antenna with your hand or
other object. Covering it may interfere with wireless signals.
• Do not lay cables connected to the SDI OUT terminal (m
only) or HDMI OUT terminal near the Wi-Fi antenna. Doing so
may negatively affect the wireless communication over Wi-Fi.
• Do not open the SD card compartment cover while using
network functions.
Wi-Fi antenna
Connecting to a Wi-Fi Network
Connecting to a Wi-Fi Network
The camcorder is Wi-Fi certified and can connect to access points (wireless router, etc.) and
network devices compliant with the 802.11a/b/g/n protocol and that are Wi-Fi certified (bear the
logo shown on the right). The Wi-Fi connection's functionality and applicable restrictions may vary
depending on the Wi-Fi network used. Note that using an unprotected Wi-Fi connection can
expose your data to monitoring by unauthorized third parties. Be aware of the risks involved.
You can connect the camcorder to a Wi-Fi network in Infrastructure mode (using an access point), or directly to
one network device in Camera Access Point mode. The type of connection you can use depends on the
network function you wish to use (A 113). For an Infrastructure connection, the camcorder offers 4 ways to
configure an access point and the method you use will depend on the type and specifications of the access
point and network you plan to use.
Camera Access Point: When shooting in a location where there are no access points available, the camcorder
can serve as a wireless access point*. Wi-Fi enabled devices will be able to connect to the camcorder directly.
* Limited only to the connection between the camcorder and supported Wi-Fi enabled devices. The functionality is not the same
as that of commercially available access points.
Infrastructure connection:
WPS (button): If your wireless router supports Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS), setup will be
easy and require minimal configuring and no passwords. To check if your wireless router
has a WPS button and for details about how to activate the Wi-Fi protected setup, refer to
the instruction manual of your wireless router.
WPS (PIN code): Even if your wireless router does not have a dedicated WPS button, it may support WPS using
a PIN code instead. For setup using a PIN code, you will need to know in advance how to activate the wireless
router’s WPS function. For details refer to the instruction manual of your wireless router.
Searching for Access Points: If your access point does not support the WPS function or you cannot activate it,
you can have the camcorder search for access points in the area.
Manual Setup: If the access point you want to use has stealth mode activated and it cannot be automatically
detected by the camcorder, you can enter all the necessary settings manually. This requires more advanced
knowledge of Wi-Fi and network settings.
IMPORTANT
• Depending on the country/region of use, some restrictions on outdoor use or Camera Access Point
connections may apply when operating the IEEE802.11a/n wireless standard in the 5 GHz band. For details
about areas of use and restrictions, refer to the Specifications (A 157).
115
Connecting to a Wi-Fi Network
Camera Access Point
116
In this mode the camcorder itself serves as a wireless access point to which other Wi-Fi-enabled devices can
connect. Initially, basic settings for a Camera Access Point connection (network name (SSID): [XF405- or
XF400-xxxx-xx_Canon0C], password: [12345678]) are already saved under network configuration profile [1:].
You can use the default settings to connect immediately to the camcorder or follow the procedure below if you
wish to change the settings.
Operating modes:
1 Select [Connection Settings].
> [B ! System Setup] > [Network Settings] > [Connection Settings]
2 Select the desired network configuration profile and then select [Camera Access Point].
Network configuration profile ([1:] to [4:]) > [i] > [Edit] > [Camera Access Point]
• You can save up to 4 network configuration profiles in the camcorder. If necessary, touch [Í]/[Î] to scroll
up/down.
3 Enter the SSID (network name) the camcorder will use as a Wi-Fi access point.
[Edit] > Enter the desired network name using the keyboard screen (A 116) > [OK]
• The network name is needed to connect the network device to the camcorder. If necessary, write it down.
4 Touch [5 GHz] or [2.4 GHz] to select the frequency band for the Wi-Fi connection.
• For Europe only: Only the 2.4 GHz frequency band is available for Camera Access Point connections. Skip
to step 5.
5 Touch [Í] or [Î] to select the desired channel and then touch [OK].
• Available channels will differ depending on the selected frequency band. (Not applicable in Europe.)
6 Touch [Open/No encryption] or [WPA2-PSK/AES] to select the encryption method.
• If you selected [Open/No encryption], skip to step 8.
7 Enter the encryption key (password).
[Edit] > Enter the desired password using the keyboard screen (A 116) > [OK]
• This password is needed to connect the network device to the camcorder. If necessary, write it down.
8 Continue with the following procedure to configure the IP address assignment (A 117).
Using the virtual keyboard screen
.
1 Touch the keys on the screen to enter the desired text.
• Touch [Ï]/[Ð] to change the position of the cursor.
• Touch [123] to switch between letters and numbers/special
characters.
• Touch [›] to delete the character to the cursor's left.
• Touch [A/a] for caps lock. When the numerical keyboard is
displayed, [#%?] switches between set 1 and set 2 of special
Current character / Character limit
characters.
• When entering passwords and other sensitive information, the character entered will change to a "Ü"
after a moment to protect the information.
2 After entering the desired text, touch [OK].
Connecting to a Wi-Fi Network
Configuring the IP Address Settings
At this point you need to configure the TCP/IP settings. If necessary, consult the network administrator to obtain
the relevant information.
1 Touch [Automatic] or [Manual] to select the method for assigning the IP address.
• If you selected [Automatic], the IP address will be assigned automatically. Continue with the procedure to
review and save the configuration (A 117).
2 To enter the IP address, touch the [i] button next to [IP Address].
• Touch [Í] or [Î] to set the value for the first field of the address and then touch the next field to select it.
After completing the four fields of the address, touch [OK].
3 Enter the rest of the necessary TCP/IP settings in the same way.
• Camera Access Point connections: Enter the [Subnet Mask].
• Infrastructure/Ethernet connections: Enter the [Subnet Mask], [Default Gateway], [Primary DNS Server] and
[Secndry DNS Server]. If necessary, touch [Í]/[Î] to scroll up/down.
4 After completing the necessary settings, touch [OK]. Then, with the following procedure to review
and save the configuration (A 117).
Saving the Configuration
1 Review the access point’s configuration and then touch [OK].
• Drag your finger up/down or touch [Í]/[Î] to scroll and review all the information.
2 Enter a name for the new network configuration profile.
[Edit] > Enter the desired name using the keyboard screen (A 116) > [OK]
• If you wish, you can give the network configuration profile a more descriptive name to make it easier to
identify.
3 Touch [OK] to save the network configuration profile.
• If you selected a network configuration profile that contained previous settings, these will be overwritten with
the new configuration you reviewed in step 1.
4 When the confirmation message appears, touch [OK] and then touch [X].
Connecting in Infrastructure Mode
Operating modes:
1 Select [Connection Settings].
> [B ! System Setup] > [Network Settings] > [Connection Settings]
2 Select the desired network configuration profile and then select [Infrastructure].
Network configuration profile ([1:] to [4:]) > [i] > [Edit] > [Infrastructure]
• You can save up to 4 network configuration profiles in the camcorder. If necessary, touch [Í]/[Î] to scroll
up/down.
3 Touch one of the buttons to select the desired network setup method.
• Continue the setup with the procedure corresponding to the method you wish to use (see the reference
pages below).
[WPS: Button] (A 118)
[WPS: PIN Code] (A 118)
[Search for Access Points] (A 119)
[Manual] (A 120)
117
Connecting to a Wi-Fi Network
Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS)
118
Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS) is the easiest way to set up a Wi-Fi access point. You can do simply by pushing a
button (if the access point (wireless router) you want to connect to has a WPS button) or using a PIN code
issued by the camcorder.
Wireless Routers with a WPS Button
1 Press and hold the WPS button on the wireless router.
• The length of time required to hold down the WPS button depends on the wireless router. Refer to the
instruction manual of your wireless router and make sure the wireless router’s WPS function is activated.
2 Within 2 minutes, touch [OK].
• While [Connecting] appears on the screen, you can touch [Cancel] to cancel the operation.
3 Continue with the procedure to configure the IP address assignment (A 117).
NOTES
• The [WPS: Button] method may not work correctly if there are several active access points in the area. In such
case try using [WPS: PIN Code] or [Search for Access Points] (A 119) instead.
WPS Using a PIN Code
1 After you select [WPS: PIN Code], the camcorder will generate and display an 8-digit PIN code on
the screen.
2 Enter the PIN code into the wireless router’s WPS (PIN code) setup screen.
• For most wireless routers, you must use a Web browser to access the setup screen.
• For details about how to access your wireless router’s settings and activate the Wi-Fi Protected Setup
(WPS) using a PIN code, refer to the instruction manual of your wireless router.
3 Within 2 minutes, touch [OK].
• While [Connecting] appears on the screen, you can touch [Cancel] to cancel the operation.
• After the connection is correctly established, the previous menu screen will appear again on the screen.
4 Continue with the procedure to configure the IP address assignment (A 117).
Connecting to a Wi-Fi Network
Searching for Access Points
The camcorder will automatically detect access points in the vicinity. After you select the desired access point,
you only need to enter the selected network’s password to connect the camcorder. For details about the access
point’s network name (SSID) and password, refer to the wireless router’s instruction manual or consult the
network administrator in charge of the access point.
Network name (SSID)
Encrypted access point
Current access point/Total number
of active access points detected
1 After you select [Search for Access Points], the camcorder will search for active access points in the
vicinity and display a list of available options on the screen.
2 Touch the desired access point.
• Drag your finger up/down or touch [Í]/[Î] to scroll up/down.
• If the access point is not encrypted (C icon is not displayed), continue with the procedure to configure the IP
address assignment (A 117).
3 If necessary (depending on the access point's encryption), touch one of the buttons to select the
WEP index.
4 Enter the encryption key (password).
[Edit] > Enter the password using the keyboard screen (A 116) > [OK]
5 Continue with the procedure to configure the IP address assignment (A 117).
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Connecting to a Wi-Fi Network
Manual Setup
If you prefer, you can enter manually the details of the Wi-Fi network you want to connect to. Follow the
instructions on the screen to complete the procedure.
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1 Enter the access point's SSID (network name).
[Edit] > Enter the network name using the keyboard screen (A 116) > [OK]
2 Select the authentication method.
• If you selected [Open], touch [WEP] and continue the procedure, or touch [No encryption] and continue with
the procedure to configure the IP address assignment (A 117).
3 Select the WEP index or encryption method, depending on the selected authentication mode.
• [Shared Key]/[WEP]: Touch one of the buttons to select the WEP index.
• [WPA-PSK]/[WPA2-PSK]: Touch [TKIP] or [AES].
4 Enter the encryption key (password).
[Edit] > Enter the password using the keyboard screen (A 116) > [OK]
5 Continue with the procedure to configure the IP address assignment (A 117).
NOTES
Valid passwords vary depending on the encryption method.
64-bit WEP encryption: 5 ASCII characters or 10 hexadecimal characters.
128-bit WEP encryption: 13 ASCII characters or 26 hexadecimal characters.
AES / TKIP encryption: 8 to 63 ASCII characters or 64 hexadecimal characters.
* Note: ASCII characters include the numbers 0 to 9, the letters a to z and A to Z and some punctuation marks and special
symbols. Hexadecimal characters comprise the numbers 0 to 9 and the letters a to f and A to F.
Connecting to a Wired (Ethernet) Network
Connecting to a Wired (Ethernet) Network
Connect the camcorder to a router or other device connected to a wired (Ethernet) network using a
commercially available Ethernet cable. Use Category 5e or better, shielded twisted pair (STP) Ethernet cables
compatible with Gigabit Ethernet (1000BASE-T) and with good shielding capability.
Operating modes:
(Ethernet) terminal
Ethernet access indicator
Ethernet port on a
network device
Ethernet cable
(commercially available)
1 Connect a commercially available Ethernet cable to the
an Ethernet port on a network device.
(Ethernet) terminal on the camcorder and
2 Select [Connection Settings].
> [B ! System Setup] > [Network Settings] > [Connection Settings]
3 Select the desired network configuration profile and then select [Ethernet].
Network configuration profile ([1:] to [4:]) > [i] > [Edit] > [Ethernet]
• You can save up to 4 network configuration profiles in the camcorder. If necessary, touch [Í]/[Î] to scroll
up/down.
4 Continue with the procedure to configure the IP address assignment (A 117).
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Selecting a Network Connection and Changing Network Settings
Selecting a Network Connection and Changing Network Settings
Operating modes:
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Selecting a Network Connection
You can save up to 4 network configuration profiles. If you just saved a new network configuration, it will already
be automatically selected so follow this procedure to select a different configuration profile.
1 Select [Connection Settings].
> [B ! System Setup] > [Network Settings] > [Connection Settings]
2 Select the desired network configuration profile.
Network configuration profile ([1:] to [4:]) > [L] > [X]
Changing Network Settings
You can check and, if necessary, edit the settings of the currently selected network configuration profile even
after the initial setup. Changing settings manually requires more advanced knowledge of Wi-Fi and network
settings.
1 Select [Connection Settings].
> [B ! System Setup] > [Network Settings] > [Connection Settings]
2 Select the desired network configuration profile.
Network configuration profile ([1:] to [4:]) > [i]
• The current network settings will be displayed. Drag your finger up/down or touch [Í]/[Î] to scroll and
review all the information.
3 To change the network settings, touch [Edit] and then [Infrastructure], [Camera Access Point] or
[Ethernet].
• Change the network settings as described in the previous sections.
Infrastrucure connections (A 117, from step 3)
Camera Access Point connections (A 116, from step 3)
Ethernet connections: Connect the network device (step 1, A 121) and change the IP settings (A 117).
Browser Remote: Controlling the Camcorder from a Network Device
Browser Remote: Controlling the Camcorder from a Network
Device
After connecting the camcorder to a network (Wi-Fi or wired using the
(Ethernet) terminal), you can operate
the camcorder remotely via Browser Remote, a Web browser application that can be accessed using the Web
browser on network devices*. Using Browser Remote, you can check the camcorder’s live view image and
control various recording settings. On the Browser Remote screen, you can also check the remaining recording
time on the SD card, remaining battery charge and the camcorder’s time code.
* For details about compatible devices, operating systems, Web browsers, etc., please visit your local Canon website.
Setting Up Browser Remote
You can set a unique camcorder identification code and designate the port that the Browser Remote application
should use when accessing the camcorder through the network. The port number (HTTP protocol) used by
Browser Remote is usually set to port 80, but you can change it if necessary. The camcorder ID will appear on
the Browser Remote screen, making it easy to identify which camcorder the application is controlling in case of a
multi-camera shooting setup.
Operating modes:
1 Select [Browser Remote Settings].
> [B ! System Setup] > [Network Settings] > [Browser Remote Settings]
2 To change the port number, touch the [i] button next to [Port No.].
• Touch [Í] or [Î] to set the value for the first digit of the port number and then touch the next digit to select
it. After completing all the digits of the port number, touch [OK].
3 Enter the camcorder ID.
• [Edit] > Enter the desired text using the keyboard screen (A 116) > [OK]
4 Touch [L] and then touch [X].
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Starting Browser Remote
After completing the network connection, you can start the Browser Remote application on the Web browser* of
any network device** connected to the same network.
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* A Web browser that supports JavaScript and is enabled to accept cookies is required.
**For details about compatible devices, operating systems, Web browsers, etc., please visit your local Canon website.
Operating modes:
Preparations on the Camcorder
1 Select the desired network connection (A 122).
• Use a Camera Access Point connection or Ethernet network.
2 Activate the Browser Remote function.
> [B ! System Setup] > [Network Settings] > [Activate] > [Browser Remote]
• With Camera Access Point connections, the camcorder will start functioning as a wireless access point.
With Ethernet connections, connect the camcorder to the desired network using an Ethernet cable.
• The connection type icon and
will appear at the right of the screen. When the icons turn white, the
camcorder is ready to accept commands from the Browser Remote application.
3 If necessary, display the camcorder's settings to complete the connection.
[L] > [View Information]
• The current Browser Remote and network settings will be displayed. If necessary, touch [Í]/[Î] to scroll
up/down.
• You will need the camcorder's SSID (network name) to connect a Wi-Fi device using a Camera Access Point
connection. You will need the camcorder's URL to use the Browser Remote application.
4 Touch [L] and then [X] to close the menu.
On the Network Device
1 Connect the network device to the camcorder.
• On Wi-Fi devices select the camcorder’s SSID (network name) in the Wi-Fi settings. With Ethernet
connections, connect the device to the same access point as the camcorder.
2 Start the Web browser on the network device.
3 Enter the camcorder’s URL exactly as shown on the camcorder's
information screen.
• The Browser Remote screen will appear.
• While Browser Remote is correctly connected to the camcorder, the network
connection indicator’s
will keep turning on and off in a loop.
• If the camcorder's ID was set, it will appear on the Browser Remote screen while live view is not activated.
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Language selection
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Camcorder ID
Network connection
indicator
4 Select the language for Browser Remote.
• Touch the language selection icon and select the desired language from the list. The
language selected applies mainly to the messages displayed in the application. The
application's buttons are displayed in English only, regardless of the language selected.
5 Use the Browser Remote controls to operate the camcorder.
• Descriptions of the controls are given in the following pages. Detailed operation is given
in each function’s reference page.
6 When you have finished using Browser Remote, turn it off on the camcorder.
> [B ! System Setup] > [Network Settings] > [Activate] > [Off]
• The network icons will turn yellow and then disappear from the screen and the
connection with the application will be terminated.
NOTES
• The live view image will not be displayed in Browser Remote while color bars are displayed on the camcorder.
• Depending on the network used and the strength of the Wi-Fi signal (for Wi-Fi connections), you may notice
delays in the refreshing of the live view image and other settings.
• If Browser Remote is set to a language other than the language used on the network device, the application
may not be displayed correctly.
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Using Browser Remote
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The Browser Remote application has 2 screens. The main screen, [v], is used for controlling the camcorder
remotely in recording mode. The basic screen, [ ], allows users only to zoom or start/stop recording using a
smartphone or other device with a small screen.
The following sections explain how to use the Browser Remote controls. For detailed information and applicable
restrictions about the functions themselves, please refer to each function’s explanation.
NOTES
• Browser Remote does not support multi-touch gestures.
The Main Remote Recording Screen [v]
When using a computer, tablet and other devices with larger screens, this screen offers all the controls available
for operating the camcorder remotely via Browser Remote.
7
8*
9 10
1*
2*
3*
4
5
6
11* 12 13 14
15
16
* Onscreen display/indication only. The content or value cannot be changed using Browser Remote.
1 Live view screen
Shows the camcorder’s live view image. When the live view image is not turned on, the camcorder ID will
appear here. The camcorder's live view image will not be displayed when the camcorder is set to internal
recording with a video configuration of 3840x2160 at 50.00P (A 46), and [£ Display Setup] > [HDMI
Max Resolution] is set to [3840x2160] (A 108).
2 Information about the recording
4:
STBY`, REC`:
, :
z:
0000x0000:
Dual recording (A 47).
Recording command (A 108).
Slow & fast motion recording (A 48).
Pre-recording (A 87).
Resolution (A 46).
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3 Connection indicator
While Browser Remote is correctly connected to the camcorder, the dots will keep turning on and off in a
loop.
4 [LIVE VIEW] button
Touch the button to display the camcorder’s live view image on the Browser Remote screen.
5 [D Touch Focus] button
Touch the button to unlock (enable) the touch focus mode.
6 [REC] button
Touch the button to start recording. While recording, the center of the button turns red.
Touch the button again to stop recording.
7 Browser Remote screen selection
Touch [v] to open the main remote recording screen or [ ] to open the basic screen for devices with a
small screen (A 130).
8 Remaining battery charge (A 43)
9 Language selection (A 125)
10 Key lock button
Touch the icon to lock the Browser Remote screens in order to prevent settings from being changed
inadvertently.
11 SD cards and approximate remaining recording time
The currently selected SD card is indicated with a Ð mark next to the icon.
Remaining recording times are approximate and calculated based on the current video configuration used.
12 [SLOT SELECT] button
Touch the button to select the other SD card when both SD card slots contain a card.
13 Shooting mode (A 64) / Infrared recording (A 88) / AUTO mode (A 29)
When infrared recording is activated or the camcorder is set to
selected.
mode, the shooting mode cannot be
14 Current camcorder settings
This panel displays an overview of the camcorder settings currently used. You can change these settings
with the controls in the detailed camcorder settings panel (16) on the right.
[ND]: ND filter
[Shutter]: Shutter speed
[y]: Exposure compensation
[WB]: White balance
[Iris]: Aperture value
[Gain]: Gain value
15 Time code (A 74) and recording operation (A 43) (same as on the camcorder)
16 Detailed camcorder settings panel (A 128)
Touch one of the tabs at the bottom to select the camcorder settings you wish to adjust:
[White Balance]:
[Exposure]:
[Focus | Zoom]:
White balance mode and related settings.
Exposure related settings—aperture, shutter speed and gain.
Focus related settings and zoom operations.
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The Main Remote Recording Screen: Detailed Camcorder Settings
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The following sections explain how to use the controls in the detailed camcorder settings panel. For detailed
information and applicable restrictions about the functions themselves, please refer to each function’s
explanation.
To change the white balance
Touch the [White Balance] tab in the detailed camcorder settings panel.
1
1 Automatic white balance button
2
Touch [
] to set the camcorder to auto white balance (AWB) mode.
2 Custom white balance buttons
Touch [ ] or [ ].
To register a custom white balance: Point the camcorder at a gray card or
white object with no pattern so it fills the center of the live view screen and
touch [Å]. Use the same lighting conditions you plan to use when recording.
During the procedure, the icon in the button will flash quickly. When it stops
flashing, the procedure is completed and the custom white balance will be
applied.
3
4
3 Preset white balance settings
Touch [¼] or [É].
4 Color temperature setting
Touch [
touch [
]. Touch the color temperature button on the right, select the desired value from the list and then
].
To change exposure-related settings
Touch the [Exposure] tab in the detailed camcorder settings panel.
1 [Mode] (shooting mode) button
Touch the button, touch the icon of the desired shooting mode (A 64)
and then touch [ ].
2 ND Filter buttons
• Touch [–] or [+] to change the density of the ND filter (displayed above
the buttons). You can also touch the current ND filter setting, select the
desired setting from the list (or touch [–]/[+]) and then touch [ ].
3 Aperture related buttons
• Touch [–] or [+] to change the aperture value (displayed above the
buttons). You can also touch the current aperture value, select the
desired value from the list (or touch [–]/[+]) and then touch [ ].
1
2
3
4
5
6
4 Shutter speed related buttons
• Touch [–] or [+] to change the shutter speed (displayed above the
buttons). You can also touch the current shutter speed value, select the desired value from the list (or
touch [–]/[+]) and then touch [ ].
5 Gain related buttons
• Touch [–] or [+] to change the gain value (displayed above the buttons). You can also touch the current gain
value, select the desired value from the list (or touch [–]/[+]) and then touch [ ].
6 Exposure adjustment buttons
Touch [–] or [+] to compensate the exposure. You can also touch the current exposure compensation value,
select the desired value from the list (or touch [–]/[+]) and then touch [ ].
If necessary, touch [ ] to lock the exposure.
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To adjust the focus and use focus-related functions
Touch the [Focus | Zoom] tab in the detailed camcorder settings panel.
1
2
1 Focus mode button
2 [Focus Guide] (Dual Pixel Focus Guide function) button
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3 Manual focus buttons
Manual focus
1 Touch the focus mode button, touch [MF] and then touch [
• Touch [AF] to return the camcorder to continuous AF.
3
].
2 Touch one of the manual focus buttons on the [Near] side to focus closer or
one of the buttons on the [Far] side to focus farther away. There are three levels
of adjustment - [ ]/[ ] is the smallest and [ ]/[ ] the largest.
Focus guide
1 In manual focus mode, touch the [Focus Guide Off] button.
2 Touch [On] to display the focus guide (A 50) and then touch [
].
Touch focus
In autofocus mode, you can touch on a subject that appears in the Browser Remote’s live view screen in order to
select it for focusing.
1 Make sure the touch focus function has been unlocked and the D icon appears in the button (A 127).
2 Touch the desired subject in the live view screen.
• Depending on the focus mode used, an AF frame will appear on the selected subject.
Adjusting the zoom
Touch the [Focus | Zoom] tab in the detailed camcorder settings panel.
1 Touch one of the fixed zoom position buttons on the [Tele] side to zoom
in or one of the buttons on the [Wide] side to zoom out.
• You can also touch the manual zoom buttons [ ]/[ ].
NOTES
• When using a slow zoom speed, it may take some time until the lens
starts moving.
Manual
zoom
buttons
Fixed zoom
positions
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The Basic Screen [ ]
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When using a smartphone or other device with a smaller screen, this screen offers
only a small live image screen for final confirmation, zoom controls and the [REC]
button to start and stop recording.
To open the basic screen, touch the [ ] icon at the top of the Browser Remote
screen.
FTP File Transfer
FTP File Transfer
You can transfer clips from the camcorder to another device connected to the network, using the FTP protocol.
The following explanations assume that the FTP server is on, ready and correctly configured.
Operating modes:
Setting Up the FTP Server and Transfer Settings
Before you can transfer clips to a connected device, you need to configure the FTP server settings and other
settings related to the handling of folders and files. If necessary, consult the network administrator in charge of
the FTP server.
1 Select [FTP Transfer Settings].
> [B ! System Setup] > [Network Settings] > [FTP Transfer Settings]
2 To enter the destination FTP server, touch the [i] button next to [FTP Server].
[Edit] > Enter the desired text (IP address or host name) using the keyboard screen (A 116) > [OK]
3 Enter the [FTP: User Name], [FTP: Password], and [Destination Folder] in the same way.
4 To enter the FTP port number, touch the [i] button next to [Port No.].
• Touch [Í] or [Î] to set the value for the first digit of the port number and then touch the next digit to select
it. After completing all the digits of the port number, touch [OK].
5 Select whether to activate the passive mode.
[i] button next to [Passive Mode] > [On] or [Off] > [L]
• [Off] is the standard setting for most cases. [On] (passive mode) is more appropriate for FTP transfers within
a network behind a firewall.
6 Select whether to create a new folder for every recording date.
[i] button next to [New Folder by Date] > [On] or [Off] > [L]
7 Select how to handle file transfers when a file with the same name already exists on the server.
[i] button next to [Same Named Files] > Desired option > [L]
8 Touch [L] and the touch [X].
NOTES
• If necessary, you can check the current FTP server and FTP transfer settings with the [B ! System Setup] >
[Network Settings] > [View Information] setting.
Options for [New Folder by Date]
[On]:
[Off]:
A new subfolder under the transfer destination folder “YYYYMMDD\HHMMSS” will be created
for every transfer operation.
All the files will be transferred to the folder set as [Destination Folder] in the FTP server settings.
Options for [Same Named Files]
[Overwrite]:
[Skip]:
Even if a file with the same name already exists in the destination folder, the file will be
transferred, overwriting any file with the same name in the destination folder.
If a file with the same name already exists in the destination folder, the file will not be
transferred.
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FTP File Transfer
Transferring Clips (FTP Transfer)
1 Select the desired network connection (A 122).
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• Use an Infrastructure connection or Ethernet network.
• With Ethernet connections, connect the camcorder to the desired network using an Ethernet cable.
2 Open the desired clip index screen (A 97).
3 Select [FTP Transfer].
[FUNC] > [FTP Transfer]
4 Touch the desired option and then touch [Yes].
• When you select [Select], perform the following procedure to select the individual clips you want to transfer
before touching [Yes].
• When the connection to the FTP server is completed, all the applicable clips will be transferred to the FTP
server.
• Touch [Stop] to interrupt the operation while it is in progress. The operation will stop after the current file is
transferred.
5 When the confirmation message appears, touch [OK].
To select individual clips
1 Touch on the individual clips you want to transfer.
• A checkmark ! will appear on the clips you touch. The total number of selected clips will appear next to the
" icon.
• Touch a selected clip to remove the checkmark. To remove all checkmarks at once, touch [Remove All] >
[Yes].
2 After selecting all the desired clips, touch [OK].
Options
[Select]:
[All Clips]:
You can select the individual clips you want to transfer.
Transfers all the clips.
IMPORTANT
• Observe the following precautions when transferring files. Failing to do so may interrupt the transfer and
incomplete files may remain at the transfer destination.
- Do not open the SD card compartment cover.
- Do not disconnect the power source or turn off the camcorder.
• If incomplete files remain at the transfer destination, check the content and make sure they are safe to delete
before deleting them.
NOTES
• Depending on the access point’s settings and capabilities, it may take some time to transfer files.
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Additional Information
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Menu Options
For details about how to select an item, refer to Using the Menus (A 35). For details about each function, see
the reference page. Setting options in boldface indicate default values. Depending on the camcorder’s operating
mode and other current settings, some menu items may not be available. Such menu items do not appear or
appear grayed out in menu screens.
To skip directly to the page of a specific menu:
[v Camera Setup]
[É Playback Setup]
[ÆRecording Setup]
(A 134)
(A 136)
(A 136)
[¡ Audio Setup]
[£ Display Setup]
[B System Setup]
(A 137)
(A 138)
(A 139)
FUNC Menu
FUNC menu (
mode)
Menu item
[
[
Aperture]
Shutter Speed]
Setting options and additional information
Aperture value adjustment dial, F2.8 to F11;
Zebra pattern button*: [
Off], [z 70%], [{ 100%]
(A 65)
Shutter speed adjustment dial, 1/6 to 1/2000;
Zebra pattern button*: [
Off], [z 70%], [{ 100%]
(A 64)
[
Gain]
Gain value adjustment dial, 0.0 dB to 39.0 dB;
Zebra pattern button*: [
Off], [z 70%], [{ 100%]
(A 65)
[
AGC Limit]
[n] (set a limit): Turn on/off (off),
when [n] is on – AGC limit adjustment dial, 0.0 dB to 38.0 dB ([0.0db]).
(A 63)
[y Exposure Comp.]
Touch AE frame, [i] (Touch AE settings): [ Normal], [ Highlights];
Zebra pattern button*: [
Off], [z 70%], [{ 100%];
[ ] (AE lock): Turn on/off (off),
when [ ] is on – exposure compensation adjustment dial ([AE ±0]).
(A 67)
[White Balance]*
[Ã Automatic], [¼ Daylight], [É Tungsten], [ Color Temperature], [ Set 1],
[ Set 2];
[i] (additional settings): color temperature adjustment dial1 ([5600K]) or [Set WB] to
register a custom white balance setting2.
(A 71)
1
2
Only when [
Only when [
Off], [
Color Temperature] is selected.
Set 1] or [ Set 2] is selected.
[BLC Always On]*
[
[< Focus]
[m Automatic], [n Manual],
when [n] is selected – focus preset button;
Touch AF frame;
[i] (peaking settings): [Peaking and B&W], [Peaking Color],
[O] (peaking): Turn on/off (off).
(A 49)
[^ Magnification]
[OK] (display magnified screen)
(A 52)
[R Zoom]
Onscreen zoom controls, [PHOTO] (take a photo), [REC]/[STOP] (record a clip);
[£]/[
] (tracking): Turn on/off (off);
[
] (digital tele-converter): Turn on/off (off).
(A 59)
On]
(A 68)
Menu Options
Menu item
134
Setting options and additional information
[
Standard], [
Wide DR], [
Monochrome];
[i] 3 (fine adjustment): [Sharpness], [Contrast], [Color Depth].
[Looks]*
3
(A 73)
Available options, default values and adjustment ranges vary depending on the current [Looks] setting.
Audio levels for audio channels CH1 to CH4; [
Automatic], [ö Manual],
(A 81)
when [ö Manual] is selected – Audio level adjustment [Ï], [Ð]: 00 to 100 (50).
[¡ Audio]
* The button shows the icon of the current setting.
FUNC menu (
mode)
Menu item
Setting options and additional information
For clips:
[y] index screen
Single clip (playback pause)
—
(A 103)
[Delete]
<folder name>,
[Select], [All Clips]
Ü
(A 101)
[FTP Transfer]
[Select], [All Clips]
—
(A 132)
(A 102)
[Copy (6'7)], [Copy (7'6)]
—
Ü
[}] index screen
Single photo view
<folder name>,
[Select], [All Photos]
—
(A 103)
Ü
(A 101)
[Trim]
For photos:
[Copy (6'7)], [Copy (7'6)]
[Delete]
Setup Menus
[v Camera Setup] menu (
mode only)
Menu item
[Digital Zoom]
Setting options and additional information
[j Off], [
Advanced], [q 300x], [
Digital Tele-conv.]
Determines the operation of the digital zoom. The color of the zoom indicator indicates the zoom
ratio.
• With the digital zoom the image is digitally processed, so the image resolution will deteriorate the
more you zoom in.
• This setting is not available when [Conversion Lens] is set to [¿ WA-U58].
•[
Advanced] is not available in the following cases:
- When [Æ Recording Setup] > [Resolution] is set to [3840x2160 (150 Mbps)].
- When [Æ Recording Setup] > [Resolution] is set to [1920x1080 (35 Mbps)] or [1920x1080
(17 Mbps)], slow & fast recording is activated and the slow motion rate is set to 0.5x (50.00P)
[Zoom Speed Level]
[Z Fast], [[ Normal], [] Slow]
(A 57,
59)
[Zoom Rocker Zoom Speed]
[Y] (variable speed), [X] (constant speed),
when [X] is selected – Zoom speed adjustment bar: 1 to 16 (8)
(A 57)
[Handle Rocker Zoom Speed]
[j] (off), [X] (constant speed),
when [X] is selected – Zoom speed adjustment bar: 1 to 16 (8)
(A 58)
[Wireless Ctrlr Zoom Speed]
Zoom speed adjustment bar: 1 to 16 (8)
(A 59)
[High-Speed Zoom]
[i On], [j Off]
(A 58)
[AF Mode]
[
[AF Frame Size]
[k Automatic], [r Large], [s Small]
(A 53)
[AF Speed]
[Z Fast], [[ Normal], [] Slow]
(A 54)
AF-Boosted MF], [
Continuous]
(A 52,
53)
Menu Options
Menu item
Setting options and additional information
[AF Response]
[Z Fast], [[ Normal], [] Slow]
(A 54)
[Face Detection & Tracking]
[i On }], [j Off]
(A 54)
[Focus Guide]
[i On], [j Off]
(A 50)
[Focus Preset Speed]
[Z Fast], [[ Normal], [] Slow]
(A 50)
Determines the speed at which the focus changes to the preset position.
[Auto Backlight Correction]
[i On], [j Off]
[Auto Slow Shutter]
[i On], [j Off]
(A 68)
The camcorder automatically uses slow shutter speeds to obtain brighter recordings in places with
insufficient lighting.
• When this setting is set to [i On], the fastest shutter speed used is: 1/25 (50.00P) or 1/12
(25.00P).
• Auto slow shutter can be activated only during
mode, when the shooting mode is set to ’
or when infrared recording is activated.
• If a trailing afterimage appears, set the auto slow shutter to [j Off].
[Conversion Lens]
[¾ TL-U58], [¿ WA-U58], [j Off]
When you attach to the camcorder the optional TL-U58 Tele-converter or WA-U58 Wide Attachment,
set the appropriate conversion lens setting. The image stabilization method and minimum focusing
distance will change according to the accessory used. The minimum focusing distance throughout
the entire zoom range will be 130 cm for the tele-converter and about 60 cm for the wide
attachment.
• The tele-converter increases the focal length of the lens by a factor of approx. 1.5. The wide
attachment reduces the focal length of the lens by a factor of approx. 0.8.
• The approximate focusing distance displayed on the screen will change depending on the setting.
If you are not using an optional conversion lens, select [j Off].
• When a setting other than [j Off] is selected, the [v Camera Setup] > [AF Mode] setting will
not be available.
[Image Stabilizer]
[® Off], [¯ Standard], [° Dynamic]
[Powered IS Button]
[Î Press and Hold], [Ï Toggle On/Off]
(A 61)
Determines the operation mode of the POWERED IS button (A 61).
[Î Press and Hold]: Powered IS will be activated while you hold the button pressed down.
[Ï Toggle On/Off]: Each press of the button will turn the Powered IS function on and off.
[Set WB Priority]
[
Automatic], [¼ Daylight], [É Tungsten], [
Color Temperature], [
Set 1], [
Set 2]
You can press an assignable button set to [Ä WB Priority] to switch between the current white
balance and the white balance setting selected for [Set WB Priority].
[Focus Ring Direction]
[h Normal], [X Reverse]
Changes the direction the focus/zoom ring needs to be turned when using it to adjust the focus (when
the focus/zoom ring switch is set to FOCUS).
[Focus Ring Response]
[Z Fast], [[ Normal], [] Slow]
Selects the sensitivity of the response when operating the focus/zoom ring. This setting affects the
focus/zoom ring only when using it to adjust the focus (when the focus/zoom ring switch is set to
FOCUS).
[Zoom Ring Direction]
[h Normal], [X Reverse]
Changes the direction the focus/zoom ring needs to be turned when using it to adjust the zoom (when
the focus/zoom ring switch is set to ZOOM).
[IR Light]
[i On], [j Off]
(A 88)
[IR Rec Color]
[± White], [² Green]
(A 88)
135
Menu Options
[É Playback Setup] menu (
mode only)
Menu item
136
Setting options and additional information
[¸ Data Code]
[j Off], [% Date]
[{ Data Code]
[j Off], [% Date], [& Time], [
Date and Time], [{ Camera Data]
Displays the date when a clip was recorded ([¸ Data Code]) or the date and/or time when a photo
was recorded ([{ Data Code]).
[Æ Recording Setup] menu
Menu item
Setting options and additional information
[Internal/External Rec]
[v Internal Rec Priority], [ø External Rec Only (SDI)] (m only),
[ù External Rec Only (HDMI)]
(A 46,
107)
[Resolution]
[3840x2160 (150 Mbps)], [1920x1080 (35 Mbps)], [1920x1080 (17 Mbps)],
[1280x720 (8 Mbps)], [1280x720 (4 Mbps)]
(A 46)
[Frame Rate]
[¿ 50.00P], [¾ 25.00P]
(A 46)
[MP4 Audio Format]
[
(A 77)
[Recording Media]
[v Rec Media for Movies]: [6 Mem. Card A], [7 Mem. Card B]
[{ Rec Media for Photos]: [6 Mem. Card A], [7 Mem. Card B]
(A 34)
[Dual/Relay Recording]
[v Standard Recording], [4 Dual Recording], [
(or [
Relay Recording])
(A 47)
[Slow & Fast Motion]
[j Off], [x0.2], [x0.25], [x0.5], [x2], [x4], [x10], [x20], [x60], [x120], [x600], [x1200]
[Available Space in Memory],
[Used Space in Memory]
[6] (SD card A), [7] (SD card B)
[Initialize 8]
[6 Mem. Card A], [7 Mem. Card B]
(A 34)
[External Rec Video Config.]
[3840x2160 50.00P YCC420 8bit]1, [1920x1080 50.00P YCC422 10bit],
[3840x2160 25.00P YCC422 8bit]1, [1920x1080 25.00P YCC422 10bit]
(A 107)
AAC 16bit 2CH], [
LPCM 16bit 4CH]
Relay Recording]
(A 48)
Displays a screen where you can check the total space available on the SD card and the SD card's
speed class.
In
mode, the screen shows also the available space on the card and an estimate of the
remaining recording time (¸) and the remaining number of photos (ª), based on current
settings.
In
mode, the screen shows also the amount of space currently used by recordings.
1
Only when [Æ Recording Setup] > [Internal/External Rec] is set to [ù External Rec Only
(HDMI)].
[Rec Command]
[i On], [j Off]
[HDMI Time Code]
[i On], [j Off]
(A 107)
When this setting is set to [i On], the HDMI signal output from the camcorder includes the
camcorder's time code.
[Time Code Mode]
[
Preset], [
[Time Code Running Mode]
[
Rec Run], [
[Initial Time Code]
Time code input screen (00:00:00:00 to 23:59:59:29)
(A 75)
[User Bit Type]
[
(A 76)
[Color Bars]
[j Off], [
[1 kHz Tone]
[ü –12 dB], [þ –18 dB], [ÿ –20 dB], [j Off]
Regen.]
Free Run]
Setting], [
Time], [
Date];
when [
Setting] is selected – [i]: user bit input screen (00 00 00 00 to
FF FF FF FF).
EBU], [
SMPTE]
(A 74)
(A 74)
(A 86)
(A 86)
Menu Options
Menu item
[File Numbering]
Setting options and additional information
[m Reset], [n Continuous]
MP4 clips and photos are saved as files in folders. You can select the file numbering method for those
files. File numbers appear on screens in playback mode in a format such as "101-0107". The first 3
digits indicate the folder number and the last 4 digits are different for each file in a folder.
[m Reset]: File numbers will restart from 100-0001 every time you insert a new (or initialized) SD
card. If the card already contains previous recordings, file numbers will continue from the
number following that of the last recording on the SD card.
[n Continuous]: File numbers will continue from the number following that of the last file recorded
with the camcorder. This setting is the most convenient for managing files on a computer. We
recommend using the [n Continuous] setting.
Understanding folder names
• An example folder name is “101_1103”. The first 3 digits indicate the folder number (from 100 to
999) and the last 4 digits indicate the month and day when the folder was created. In the example,
the folder numbered 101 was created on November 3.
• Each folder can contain up to 500 files (MP4 clips and photos combined). When that number is
exceeded, a new folder is created automatically.
Understanding file numbers
• An example file number is “101-0107”. The first 3 digits indicate the folder number where the clip/
photo is stored and the last 4 digits indicate the consecutive number assigned to the recording
(from 0001 to 9999).
• The file number also indicates the name and location of the file on the SD card. For example, an
MP4 clip numbered 101-0107 that was recorded on November 3, is located in the
“DCIM\101_1103” folder as the file "MVI_0107.MP4"; a photo with the same file number will be
saved in the same folder as the file "IMG_0107.JPG".
[¡ Audio Setup] menu
Menu item
Setting options and additional information
[CH2 Input]
[
INPUT 2], [
[CH3/CH4 Input]
[
INPUT Terminal], [
[INPUT 1 Mic Trimming],
[INPUT 2 Mic Trimming]
[
[INPUT 1 Mic Att.],
[INPUT 2 Mic Att.]
[i On], [j Off]
[INPUT 1/2 Limiter]
[i On], [j Off]
INPUT 1]
(A 80)
Built-in Mic/MIC Terminal]
+6 dB], [ù 0 dB], [
+12 dB], [
–6 dB], [ü –12 dB]
(A 80)
(A 83)
(A 83)
When this setting is set to [i On], the amplitude of audio signals will be limited to prevent audio
distortions.
Linked], [
Separated]
[INPUT 1/2 ALC Link]
[
[Built-in Mic Sensitivity]
[h Normal], [
[Built-in Mic Att.]
[i On], [j Off]
(A 84)
[Built-in Mic Low Cut]
[i On], [j Off]
(A 84)
[MIC Att.]
[i On], [j Off]
(A 84)
[MIC Low Cut]
[i On], [j Off]
[MIC ALC Link]
[
[Headphone Volume]
Volume adjustment bar: 0 to 15 (8), [Ô] (softer), [Õ] (louder)
[Speaker Volume]
Volume adjustment bar: 0 to 15 (8), [Ø] (softer), [Ù] (louder)
Linked], [
High]
(A 82)
(A 83)
(A 84)
Separated]
(A 81)
(A 85)
In
mode only, this setting is an alternative way to adjust the built-in speaker's volume
(A 100).
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Menu Options
Menu item
138
Setting options and additional information
[Monitor Channels]
[ƒ CH1/CH2], [š CH1/CH1], [Ÿ CH2/CH2], [
[
CH3/CH4], [
CH3/CH3], [
CH4/CH4], [
[
CH1+3/CH2+4]
[HDMI Channels]
[ƒ CH1/CH2], [
[Notification Sounds]
[
CH1+2/CH1+2],
CH3+4/CH3+4],
CH3/CH4]
High Volume], [
(A 110)
(A 110)
Low Volume], [j Off]
A beep will accompany some of the camcorder's operations.
• While pre-recording is activated, the camcorder will not emit any notification sounds.
[£ Display Setup] menu
Menu item
Setting options and additional information
[Output Terminal]
[j Off], [ø SDI] (m only), [ù HDMI]
(A 108)
[HDMI Max Resolution]
[3840x2160], [1920x1080], [1280x720]
(A 108)
[Output Status]
—
Displays a screen where you can check the configuration (video and audio) of the output signal.
[LCD Brightness]
Brightness adjustment bar, [
] (darker), [
] (brighter)
• Changing the brightness of the screen does not affect the brightness of your recordings or the
brightness of the playback image on a TV.
[LCD Backlight]
[
Bright], [
Normal], [
[Viewfinder Backlight]
[
Bright], [
Normal]
Dim]
Changes the screen’s backlight level to one of three levels (LCD screen) or two levels (viewfinder),
affecting the general brightness of the screen.
• Changing the brightness of the screen does not affect the brightness of your recordings or the
brightness of the playback image on a TV.
•[
Bright] is not available for [LCD Backlight] when infrared recording is activated.
[LCD Mirror Image]
[i On], [j Off]
When this setting is set to [i On], this function reverses the image on the screen horizontally
when you rotate the LCD panel 180 degrees toward the subject. In other words, the screen will show
a mirror image of the subject.
[Output Onscreen Displays]
[i On], [j Off]
When this setting is set to [i On], the camcorder’s onscreen displays will appear also on the
screen of a TV or monitor connected to the camcorder.
[Onscreen Markers]
[j Off], [4 Level (Gray)], [3 Level (White)], [6 Grid (Gray)],
[5 Grid (White)]
You can display a grid or a horizontal line at the center of the screen. Use the markers as a reference
to make sure your subject is framed correctly (vertically and/or horizontally).
• Using the onscreen markers will not affect the recordings.
[Distance Units]
[. meters], [/ feet]
Selects the units to use for the focusing distance display while focusing manually. This setting also
affects units for the altitude in the GPS information of geotagged recordings.
Menu Options
[B System Setup] menu
Menu item
[Language H]
Setting options and additional information
[
], [Dansk], [Deutsch], [
], [English], [Español], [Français], [Italiano],
[Magyar], [Melayu], [Nederlands], [Norsk], [Polski], [Português], [
], [Suomi],
[Svenska], [Türkçe], [
], [
], [
], [
], [
], [
],
[
], [
], [
]
(A 31)
[Time Zone/DST]
["] (home time zone), [#] (travel time zone);
For each: list of world time zones ([Paris]), [$] (DST adjustment): turn on or off (off)
(A 31)
[Date/Time]
Date and time adjustment fields; [Date Format]: [Y.M.D], [M.D,Y], [D.M.Y]; [24H]: turn on (A 30)
(24-hour clock) or off (12-hour clock) (off)
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In [Date Format] options, Y=year, M=month, D=day.
[Network Settings]
[Connection Settings]
[1:] to [4:]
Default settings for profile [1: CameraAP]:
[SSID]: [XF405- or XF400-xxxx-xx_Canon0C],
[Password]: [12345678]
(A 122)
You can save up to 4 network configuration profiles in the camcorder. Initially, basic settings for a
Camera Access Point connection are saved under network configuration profile [1: CameraAP].
[Activate]
[Browser Remote], [Off]
(A 124)
[Browser Remote Settings]
(A 123)
[Port No.]
1 to 65535 ([80])
[Camcorder ID]
Camcorder identifier up to 8 characters ([XF405] or [XF400])
[FTP Transfer Settings]
(A 131)
[FTP Server]
Server name up to 32 characters
[FTP: User Name]
User name up to 32 characters
[FTP: Password]
Password up to 32 characters
[Destination Folder]
Destination folder’s path up to 152 characters (Default is the root folder [/])
[Port No.]
1 to 65535 ([21])
[Passive Mode]
[On], [Off]
[New Folder by Date]
[On], [Off]
[Same Named Files]
[Skip], [Overwrite]
[View Information]
(A 124,
131)
[Fan]
[k Automatic], [i On]
[Wireless Remote Control]
[i On], [j Off
(A 42)
]
Allows the camcorder to be operated with the wireless controller.
[POWER LED], [Tally Lamp],
[ACCESS LED], [ LED]
[i On], [j Off]
These settings determine whether the following LEDs and indicators will illuminate.
[POWER LED]: The green POWER/CHG indicator (only when it serves as power indicator).
[Tally Lamp]: When this setting is set to [i On], the tally lamp illuminates while the camcorder is
recording, the wireless controller is operated, the battery level is low or an SD card is full. The
tally lamp is located on the handle unit so make sure you attach it to the camcorder in advance.
[ACCESS LED]: The ACCESS indicator when the camcorder is accessing an SD card.
[ LED]: The
(Ethernet) indicator when the camcorder is accessing a wired network.
RC-V100 (REMOTE A)], [
Standard]
[REMOTE Terminal]
[
[Assignable Button 1] to
[Assignable Button 5]
Following are the default settings for each assignable button. For a complete list of the
functions that can be assigned, refer to the detailed table.
1: [B AF/MF], 2: [± Powered IS], 3: [z Pre REC], 4: [
Rec Review],
5: [^ Magnification]
(A 89)
(A 94)
Menu Options
Menu item
140
Setting options and additional information
[Onscreen Assignable Button]
For a complete list of the functions that can be assigned, refer to the detailed table
(default: [
Photo]).
[CUSTOM Dial & Button]
[
[Battery Info]
—
Tv/Av/M], [
AGC Limit], [y Exposure Comp.], [j Off]
(A 94)
(A 93)
When you are using a battery pack that is compatible with Intelligent System, this option displays a
screen where you can verify the battery charge (as a percentage) and the remaining recording time
(
mode) or playback time (
mode).
• If the battery pack is exhausted, the battery information may not be displayed.
[Backup Menu Settings 7]
[Save], [Load]
(A 96)
[GPS Auto Time Setting]*
[i Auto Update], [j Disable]
(A 90)
[GPS Information Display]*
—
When the optional GP-E2 GPS Receiver is attached to the camcorder, the following settings become
available:
[GPS Auto Time Setting]: You can have the camcorder automatically set the time based on the
information acquired from GPS. For more details, refer to Setting Time from GPS on the Camera
in the receiver's instruction manual.
[GPS Information Display]: Displays the current GPS information. For more details, refer to Viewing
GPS Information in the receiver's instruction manual.
[Certification Logo Display]
—
Displays certification logos that apply to this camcorder.
• This option may not be available depending on the country/region of purchase.
[Firmware]
—
Displays the current firmware version of the camcorder.
• This option is usually unavailable.
[Reset All]
[No], [Yes]
Resets all the camcorder's settings to default values/settings.
* Option available only when the optional GP-E2 GPS Receiver is attached to the camcorder.
Troubleshooting
Troubleshooting
If you have a problem with your camcorder, refer to this section. Consult your dealer or a Canon Service Center
if the problem persists.
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Power Source
The camcorder will not turn on or it turns off by itself.
- The battery pack is exhausted. Replace or charge the battery pack.
- Remove the battery pack and reattach it correctly.
Cannot charge the battery pack.
- Make sure the camcorder is off so charging can start.
- The temperature of the battery pack is outside the charging range (approximately 0 – 40 °C). Remove the battery pack,
warm it or let it cool down, as necessary, and try charging it again.
- Charge the battery pack in temperatures between approximately 0 °C and 40 °C.
- The battery pack is faulty. Replace the battery pack.
- The camcorder cannot communicate with the battery pack attached. Battery packs not recommended by Canon for
use with this camcorder cannot be charged using this camcorder.
- If you are using a battery pack recommended by Canon for use with this camcorder, there may be a problem with the
camcorder or battery pack. Consult a Canon Service Center.
A noise can be heard from the AC adapter.
- A faint sound can be heard while the AC adapter is connected to a power outlet. This is not a malfunction.
The battery pack is exhausted extremely quickly even at normal temperatures.
- The battery may have reached the end of its battery life. Buy a new battery pack.
Recording
Pressing the REC button will not start recording.
- You cannot record while the camcorder is writing previous recordings to an SD card (while the ACCESS indicator is
illuminated in red). Wait until the camcorder has finished.
- The SD card is full. Delete some recordings (A 101) or initialize the card (A 34) to free some space.
- The file numbers have reached their maximum value. Insert a new SD card into the camcorder and set [3 Recording
Setup] > [File Numbering] to [Reset].
The point where the REC button was pressed does not match the beginning/end of the recording.
- There may be a slight interval between pressing the REC button and the actual start/end of recording. This is not a
malfunction.
The camcorder will not focus.
- The camcorder may not be able to focus on certain subjects using autofocus. Focus manually (A 49).
- When the AF mode is set to AF-boosted MF, start focusing manually until the AF frame changes to white (automatic
adjustment range).
- The viewfinder is not adjusted. Use the dioptric adjustment lever to make the proper adjustment (A 24).
- The lens is dirty. Clean the lens with a soft lens-cleaning cloth.
When a subject flits across in front of the lens, the image appears slightly bent.
- This is a phenomenon typical of CMOS image sensors. When a subject crosses very quickly in front of the camcorder,
the image may seem slightly warped. This is not a malfunction.
Changing the operating mode between recording (Ü)/record standby (Ñ)/playback (Ð) takes longer than usual.
- When the SD card contains a large number of clips, some operations may take longer than usual. Save your
recordings (A 111) and initialize the card (A 34). Alternatively, replace the SD card.
Clips or photos cannot be recorded properly.
- This may occur as clips and photos are recorded/deleted over time. Save your recordings (A 111) and initialize the
card (A 34).
After using the camcorder for a long time, it becomes hot.
- The camcorder may become hot after using it continuously for long periods of time; this is not a malfunction. If the
camcorder becomes unusually hot or it becomes hot after using it only for a short while, it may indicate a problem with
the camcorder. Consult a Canon Service Center.
Troubleshooting
Playback
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Cannot delete clips/photos
- The LOCK switch on the SD card is set to prevent accidental erasure. Change the position of the LOCK switch.
- Photos that were protected using other devices cannot be deleted with this camcorder.
Deleting clips takes longer than usual.
- When the SD card contains a large number of clips, some operations may take longer than usual. Save your
recordings (A 111) and initialize the card (A 34).
Cannot copy clips/photos
- You may not be able to copy clips/photos recorded or edited using another device and then transferred to an SD card
connected to the computer.
Cannot mark individual clips/photos in the index screen with a checkmark !
- You cannot select more than 100 clips/photos individually. Select the [All Clips] or [All Photos] option instead of
[Select].
Indicators and Onscreen Displays
appears in red on the screen.
- Battery pack is exhausted. Replace or charge the battery pack.
í appears on the screen.
- The camcorder cannot communicate with the battery pack attached so the remaining battery time cannot be
displayed.
The tally lamp does not illuminate.
- Set [B System Setup] > [Tally Lamp] to [On].
The tally lamp flashes quickly.
(4 flashes per second)
- The battery pack is exhausted. Replace or charge the battery pack.
- There is not enough available space on the SD card selected for recording. Delete some recordings (A 101) to free
some space or replace the card.
6/7 appears in red on the screen.
- The SD card is full. Delete some recordings (A 101) to free some space or replace the card.
/
appears in red on the screen.
- A card error occurred. Turn off the camcorder. Remove and reinsert the SD card. Initialize the SD card if the display
does not change back to normal.
Even after stopping recording, the ACCESS indicator stays illuminated in red.
- The clip is being recorded on the card. This is not a malfunction.
The red POWER/CHG indicator flashes rapidly (one flash at 0.5-second intervals).
- The temperature of the battery pack is outside the charging range (approximately 0 – 40 °C). Remove the battery pack,
warm it or let it cool down, as necessary, and try charging it again.
- Charge the battery pack in temperatures between approximately 0 °C and 40 °C.
- The battery pack is damaged. Use a different battery pack.
- Charging has stopped because the AC adapter or the battery pack is faulty. Consult a Canon Service Center.
7 flashes on the screen.
- You connected the optional GP-E2 GPS Receiver to the camcorder in
connect it again after setting the camcorder to
mode.
mode. Disconnect the receiver and
appears in yellow on the screen.
- The camcorder’s internal temperature has reached a predetermined level. You can continue using the camcorder.
appears in red on the screen.
- The camcorder’s internal temperature has risen further while
using the camcorder.
appeared in yellow on the screen. You can continue
Troubleshooting
Picture and Sound
The screen appears too dark.
- Set [£ Display Setup] > [LCD Backlight] to [Normal] or [Bright].
Screen displays turn on and off repeatedly.
- The battery pack is exhausted. Replace or charge the battery pack.
- Remove the battery pack and reattach it correctly.
Abnormal characters appear on the screen and the camcorder does not operate properly.
- Disconnect the power source and reconnect it after a short time.
Video noise appears on screen.
- Keep a distance between the camcorder and devices that emit strong electromagnetic fields (plasma TVs, cellular
phones, etc.).
Horizontal bands appear on the screen.
- This is a phenomenon typical of CMOS image sensors when recording under some types of fluorescent, mercury or
sodium lamps. This is not a malfunction. You may be able to reduce the symptoms by setting the shutter speed to a
value matching the frequency of the local electrical system (1/100 for 50 Hz systems, 1/60 for 60 Hz systems).
Viewfinder picture is blurred.
- Adjust the viewfinder with the dioptric adjustment lever (A 24).
No picture appears on the viewfinder.
- Pull out the viewfinder to activate it.
Audio cannot be recorded.
- The audio input selection switch of the INPUT terminal is not set to the correct position.
- The external microphone connected to the INPUT 1/INPUT 2 terminal requires phantom power. Set the corresponding
switch (INPUT 1/INPUT 2) to MIC+48V (A 80).
- The external microphone connected to the MIC terminal is not turned on or its battery is exhausted.
- The audio recording level is not set correctly (A 81).
Sound is distorted or is recorded at lower levels.
- When recording near loud sounds (such as fireworks, shows or concerts), sound may become distorted or it may not
be recorded at the actual levels. Activate the microphone attenuator (A 83), or adjust the audio recording level
manually.
The picture is displayed correctly but there is no sound from the built-in speaker.
- Speaker volume is turned off. Adjust the volume (A 100).
SD Card and Accessories
Cannot insert the SD card.
- The SD card you are trying to insert is not facing the correct direction. Turn it over and insert it.
Cannot record on the SD card.
- The SD card is full. Delete some recordings (A 101) to free some space or replace the SD card.
- Initialize the SD card using the [Complete Initialization] option (A 34) when you use it with the camcorder for the first
time.
- The LOCK switch on the SD card is set to prevent accidental erasure. Change the position of the LOCK switch.
- A compatible SD card must be used (A 32).
- The folder and file numbers have reached their maximum value. Set [3 Recording Setup] > [File Numbering] to
[Reset] and insert a new SD card.
The supplied wireless controller will not work.
- Set [B System Setup] > [Wireless Remote Control] to [On].
- Replace the battery of the wireless controller.
The optional RC-V100 Remote Controller or commercially available remote control does not work.
- Make sure that [B System Setup] > [REMOTE Terminal] is set to [RC-V100 (REMOTE A)] when using the optional
RC-V100 Remote Controller or to [Standard] when using a commercially available remote control.
- Turn off the camcorder, reconnect the remote controller and then turn the camcorder back on again.
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Troubleshooting
Connections with External Devices
144
Video noise appears on a nearby TV screen.
- When using the camcorder in a room where a TV is located, keep a distance between the AC adapter and the power or
antenna cables of the TV.
Playback looks fine on the camcorder but there is no image on the external monitor.
- The camcorder is not connected correctly to the external monitor. Make sure you are using the correct connection
(A 107).
- The video input on the external monitor is not set to the video terminal to which you connected the camcorder. Select
the correct video input.
The camcorder is connected using an HDMI cable, but there is no picture or sound from the TV.
- Disconnect the HDMI cable and then restore the connection or turn the camcorder off and then on again.
The computer does not recognize the camcorder even though the camcorder is connected correctly.
- Disconnect the USB cable and turn off the camcorder. After a short while, turn it on again and restore the connection.
- Connect the camcorder to a different USB port on the computer.
Cannot transfer clips and photos to the computer.
- The SD card contains too many clips and photos. Delete some recordings until the SD card contains a combined total
of 2,500 (Windows)/1,000 (macOS) or fewer recordings.
Network Functions
Check This First
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Are the access point (wireless router), camcorder, computer or other network devices all turned on?
Is the network working and correctly configured?
Are all network devices correctly connected to the same network as the camcorder?
Are there any obstructions between the camcorder and the access point or between the network device
used and the access point?
Cannot connect with an access point.
- There are other devices in the vicinity interfering with the wireless signal. Refer to Precautions Regarding Wi-Fi
Networks (A 145).
- Password information is not saved with the camcorder settings. When you load onto the camcorder settings from an
SD card, all the passwords in the network-related settings are reset. Set up the network-related settings as necessary
(A 115).
Cannot establish a Camera Access Point connection with a network device.
- There are other devices in the vicinity interfering with the wireless signal. Refer to Precautions Regarding Wi-Fi
Networks (A 145).
- When you reset all the camcorder's settings, all network settings are lost as well. Set up the Camera Access Point
settings again (A 116).
Cannot connect with a wired (Ethernet) network.
- Use a category 5e or better shielded twisted pair (STP) Ethernet cable.
- Try replacing the Ethernet cable.
- When you reset all the camcorder's settings, all network settings are lost as well. Set up the network settings again
(A 121).
- Check that the network device to which the camcorder is connected is on and functioning properly. To use
1000BASE-T connection speeds, make sure to use network devices compatible with Gigabit Ethernet (1000BASE-T).
The Browser Remote application will not start on the Web browser.
- Make sure Browser Remote is activated (A 124).
- The URL entered into the Web browser’s address bar is incorrect. Be sure to use the URL exactly as it appears in the
information screen (A 124).
The Browser Remote screen is not displayed correctly on the Web browser.
- The device, operating system or Web browser used may not be supported. For the latest information about supported
systems, visit your local Canon Web site.
- Enable JavaScript and cookies in your Web browser’s settings. For details, refer to the help modules or online
documentation of the Web browser used.
- Delete the cache and cookies for Browser Remote's URL in your Web browser and restart Browser Remote.
Troubleshooting
Precautions Regarding Wi-Fi Networks
When using a Wi-Fi network, try the following corrective actions if the transmission rate drops, the connection is
lost, or other problems occur.
Location of the access point (wireless router)
- When using a Wi-Fi network indoors, place the access point in the same room where you are using the camcorder.
- Place the access point in an open, unobstructed location, where people or objects do not come between it and the
camcorder.
- Place the access point as close as possible to the camcorder.
Nearby electronic devices
- If the transmission rate over a Wi-Fi network drops because of interference from the following electronic devices,
switching to the 5 GHz band or to a different channel may solve the problem.
- Wi-Fi networks using the IEEE 802.11b/g/n protocol operate in the 2.4 GHz band. For this reason, the transmission
rate may drop if there are nearby microwave ovens, cordless telephones, microphones, or similar devices operating on
the same frequency band.
- If another access point operating on the same frequency band as the camcorder is used nearby, the transmission rate
may drop.
Using multiple camcorders/wireless transmitters/access points
- Check that there are no IP address conflicts among the devices connected to the same network.
- If multiple camcorders are connected to a single access point, connection speeds may be reduced.
- To reduce radio wave interference when there are multiple access points using IEEE 802.11b/g or IEEE 802.11n (in the
2.4 GHz band), leave a gap of four channels between each wireless access point. For example, use channels 1, 6, and
11, channels 2, 7, and 12, or channels 3, 8, and 13. If you can use IEEE 802.11a/n (in the 5 GHz band), switch to
IEEE 802.11a/n and specify a different channel.
List of Messages
Refer to this section if a message appears on the screen. The messages in this section appear in alphabetical
order. Note that for some messages, an indication of the SD card involved (6, 7, etc.) may appear above the
message itself.
For error messages related to network connections, refer to Network Functions (A 147).
Accessing the memory card. Do not remove the memory card.
- You opened the SD card compartment cover while the camcorder was accessing the SD card or the camcorder
started accessing the card as you opened the SD card compartment cover. Do not remove the SD card until this
message disappears.
Back up recordings regularly
- This message may appear when you turn on the camcorder. In the event of a malfunction, recordings may be lost so
back up your recordings regularly.
Battery communication error. Does this battery display the Canon logo?
- You attached a battery pack that is not recommended by Canon for use with this camcorder.
- If you are using a battery pack recommended by Canon for use with this camcorder, there may be a problem with the
camcorder or battery pack. Consult a Canon Service Center.
Battery pack is not compatible. Turning off the camcorder.
- A battery pack not recommended by Canon for use with this camcorder was attached and the camcorder was turned
on. The camcorder will automatically turn off in 4 seconds.
Cannot play back
- Clips cannot be played back from a 512 MB or smaller SD card. Use a compatible SD card (A 32).
Cannot play back Check the memory card
- There is a problem with the SD card. Save your recordings (A 111) and initialize the card using the [Complete
Initialization] option (A 34). If the problem persists, use a different SD card.
Cannot play back Initialize only using the camcorder
- The SD card in the camcorder was initialized using a computer. Initialize the card with this camcorder (A 34).
Cannot record on this memory card
- Clips cannot be recorded on a 512 MB or smaller SD card. Use a compatible SD card (A 32).
Cannot trim the scene
- Clips that were recorded or copied using other devices cannot be trimmed.
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Charge the battery pack
- Battery pack is exhausted. Charge the battery pack.
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Check the memory card
- Cannot access the SD card. Check the card and make sure it is inserted correctly.
- An SD card error occurred. The camcorder cannot record or display the image. Try removing and reinserting the card,
or use a different SD card.
- You inserted a MultiMedia Card (MMC) into the camcorder. Use a compatible SD card (A 32).
- If after the message disappears, 6/7 appears in red, perform the following: Turn off the camcorder and remove and
reinsert the SD card. If 6/7 turns back to green you can resume recording/playback. If the problem persists, save
your recordings (A 111) and initialize the card (A 34).
Fan error
- The cooling fan may not be working properly. Consult a Canon Service Center.
File name error
- The folder and file numbers have reached their maximum value. Set [3 Recording Setup] > [File Numbering] to
[Reset] and delete all the clips and photos (A 101) on the SD card or initialize it (A 34).
Initialize only using the camcorder
- Initialize the SD card with this camcorder (A 34).
May not be possible to record movies on this memory card
- You may not be able to record movies on an SD card without a Speed Class rating or rated SD Speed Class 2 or 4.
Replace the SD card with one rated SD Speed Class 6 or 10, or UHS Speed Class U1 or U3.
- To record 4K clips with a resolution of [3840x2160 (150 Mbps)] and to use slow & fast motion recording, use SD cards
rated UHS Speed Class U3.
Memory card cover is open
- After inserting an SD card, close the SD card compartment cover.
Memory card is full
- The SD card is full. Delete some recordings (A 101) to free some space or replace the card.
Memory card is write-protected
- The LOCK switch on the SD card is set to prevent accidental erasure. Change the position of the LOCK switch.
No clips
- There are no clips on the SD card selected.
No memory card
- Insert a compatible SD card into the camcorder (A 33).
No photos
- There are no photos to play back.
Operation canceled
- Clips cannot be recorded because the control data is corrupted or an encoder error has occurred. (Control data
cannot be recovered with the camcorder.) Turn the camcorder off and the on again. Remove the SD cards and reinsert
them, or replace them with new SD cards. If the problem persists, consult a Canon Service Center.
Process terminated with error
- The SD card compartment cover was opened during the complete initialization of an SD card or an error occurred
during the initialization of an SD card. Initialize the card again. If the SD card still causes an error message, try
replacing the SD card.
Recording was stopped due to insufficient write speed of the memory card
- The write speed of the SD card was too slow so recording was stopped. Replace the SD card with one rated SD
Speed Class 6 or 10, or UHS Speed Class U1 or U3.
- To record 4K clips with a resolution of [3840x2160 (150 Mbps)] and to use slow & fast motion recording, use SD cards
rated UHS Speed Class U3.
- After repeatedly recording, deleting and editing clips (fragmented memory), it will take longer to write data on the SD
card and recording may stop. Save your recordings (A 111) and initialize the card (A 34).
Some clips could not be deleted
- Clips that were protected/edited with other devices and then transferred to an SD card connected to the computer
cannot be deleted with this camcorder.
Task in progress. Do not disconnect the power source.
- The camcorder is updating the SD card. Wait until the operation ends and do not disconnect the AC adapter or
remove the battery pack.
This photo cannot be displayed
- You may not be able to display photos taken with other devices or image files created or edited on a computer and
then transferred to an SD card connected to the computer.
Troubleshooting
Too many photos and MP4 movies. Disconnect the USB cable.
- The SD card contains too many MP4 clips and photos. Disconnect the USB cable and use a card reader to transfer the
recordings from the SD card. Alternatively, delete MP4 clips and photos until the SD card contains a combined total of
2,500 (Windows)/1,000 (macOS) or fewer recordings and then connect the USB cable again.
- If a dialog box appeared on the computer screen, close it. Disconnect the USB cable, and restore the connection after
a short while.
Unable to recognize the data
- The camcorder cannot recognize data that was recorded using a video configuration that is not supported (NTSC).
Unable to recover data
- Could not recover a corrupted file. Save your recordings (A 111) and initialize the SD card using the [Complete
Initialization] option (A 34).
- The camcorder may not be able to recover clips when there is not enough space on the SD card. Delete some clips
(A 101) to free some space.
Network Functions
Along with this list, refer also to the instruction manuals of the access point or other external devices you are
using.
A User is already accessing the server. Try again later.
- This message appears on the screen of the connected device. Another device connected to the network is already
operating the camcorder. To use this device, first end the connection on the device accessing the camcorder and then
touch Retry.
An error occurred during FTP communication. File transfer was not completed.
- An error occurred while transferring files to the FTP server. Turn the camcorder and the FTP server off and then on
again and try again the FTP transfer (A 132).
Cannot log in to FTP server.
- Check the user name and password information in the FTP server settings (A 131).
Cannot transfer files to FTP server.
- Check that there is enough available space in the data storage device (hard disk, etc.) that contains the destination
folder on the FTP server.
IP address conflict
- Another device on the same network has the same IP address assigned to the camcorder. Change the IP address of
the conflicting device or the camcorder.
LAN cable not connected.
- You attempted to connect to a wired network but the Ethernet cable is not connected. Check that the Ethernet cable is
correctly connected to the camcorder's
(Ethernet) terminal and to the LAN/Ethernet port on the network device.
Memory card cover is open
- The SD card compartment cover was opened while the SD card was being accessed. Stop the network function in use
and end the network connection.
Multiple access points detected. Try the operation again.
- There are multiple access points sending out a WPS signal at the same time. Try the operation again later or perform
setup using the [WPS: PIN Code] or [Search for Access Points] option (A 119).
Network is not working correctly
- There's a hardware problem with the camcorder's network related circuitry. Try turning the camcorder off and the on
again. If the problem persists, consult a Canon Service Center.
No access points found
- The camcorder searched for active Wi-Fi networks (access points) in the area but none were found. Make sure the
access point is working correctly and try connecting again.
- The access point is operating in stealth mode. Deactivate the stealth function in the wireless router (access point)
settings.
- The camcorder may not be able to find the access point if MAC address filtering is activated. Check the camcorder's
MAC address with the [B System Setup] > [Network Settings] > [View Information] setting and add the camcorder's
MAC address to the list of approved wireless devices in the wireless router (access point) settings.
Reached the end of the adjustment range
- This message appears on the screen of the connected device. While adjusting the focus remotely using Browser
Remote, the lens reached the end of its available range.
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Some files could not be transferred.
- The file system is corrupted or you attempted to transfer clips not recorded with this camcorder. Delete those clips
from the SD card and then transfer the files again (A 132).
- The destination folder contains files with the same file name as those to be transferred. Rename the files or set
[B System Setup] > [Network Settings] > [FTP Transfer Settings] >[Same Named Files] to [Overwrite] to overwrite
the files in the destination folder.
Unable to complete WPS.
- Turn off the camcorder and access point. After a short while, turn them on again and try again. If the problem persists,
perform setup using the [Search for Access Points] option (A 119).
Unable to complete WPS. Try the operation again.
- More than 2 minutes passed between activating WPS on the access point and touching [OK] on the camcorder. Start
over the WPS procedure from the beginning.
- The WPS button was not held down long enough. Refer to the instruction manual of your wireless router and make
sure to keep the WPS button held down until the wireless router's WPS function is activated.
- The access point's encryption method is set to [WEP]. Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS) cannot connect to access points
set to this encryption method. Change the access point's encryption method or use another connection method
(A 117).
Unable to connect
- Could not connect to the access point or network device selected.
- Cordless phones, microwave ovens, refrigerators and other appliances may interfere with the wireless signal. Try using
the camcorder in a location farther away from such appliances.
Unable to connect to FTP server.
- Could not connect to the FTP server. Check the FTP server settings (A 131).
Unable to obtain an IP address
- If you are not using a DHCP server, connect using the [Manual] option and enter the IP address using the [Manual]
option (A 115).
- Turn on the DHCP server. If it is already on, make sure it is functioning properly.
- Make sure the address range for the DHCP server is sufficient.
- If you are not using a DNS server, set the DNS address to [0.0.0.0].
- Set the DNS server’s IP address in the camcorder.
- Turn on the DNS server. If it is already on, make sure it is functioning properly.
- Make sure that the DNS server’s IP address and the name for that address are correctly configured.
- If you are using a wireless gateway router, make sure all of the devices in the network, including the camcorder, are
configured with the correct gateway address.
Wi-Fi authentication unsuccessful
- Make sure the camcorder and access point are using the same authentication/encryption method and encryption key.
- If the access point is using MAC address filtering, check the camcorder’s MAC address with the [B System Setup] >
[Network Settings] > [View Information] setting and add the camcorder’s MAC address to the list of approved
wireless devices in the wireless router (access point) settings.
Wi-Fi connection terminated
- An error occurred on the access point or connected device. Check the network or connected device and try
connecting again.
- The Wi-Fi signal became too weak and the wireless connection was lost. Wait a moment or turn off other devices in
the area that may be interfering with the Wi-Fi signal and then try connecting again.
Wi-Fi error. Incorrect authentication method.
- Make sure the camcorder and access point are using the same authentication/encryption method and encryption key.
- If the access point is using MAC address filtering, check the camcorder’s MAC address with the [B System Setup] >
[Network Settings] > [View Information] setting and add the camcorder’s MAC address to the list of approved
wireless devices in the wireless router (access point) settings.
Wi-Fi error. Incorrect encryption key.
- When the authentication method was set to [WPA-PSK], [WPA2-PSK] or [Shared Key], or the encryption method was
set to [WEP], the encryption key (WEP key or AES / TKIP password) entered or its length (number of characters) is
incorrect. Valid password length varies depending on the encryption method:
AES / TKIP encryption: 8 to 63 ASCII characters or 64 hexadecimal characters.
64-bit WEP encryption: 5 ASCII characters or 10 hexadecimal characters.
128-bit WEP encryption: 13 ASCII characters or 26 hexadecimal characters.
Wi-Fi error. Incorrect encryption method.
- Make sure the camcorder and access point are using the same authentication/encryption method.
- If the access point is using MAC address filtering, check the camcorder’s MAC address with the [B System Setup] >
[Network Settings] > [View Information] setting and add the camcorder’s MAC address to the list of approved
wireless devices in the wireless router (access point) settings.
Safety Instructions and Handling Precautions
Safety Instructions and Handling Precautions
Be sure to read these instructions in order to operate the product safely. Follow these instructions to prevent
injury or harm to the operator of the product or others.
WARNING
Denotes the risk of serious injury or death.
• Stop using the product in any case of unusual circumstances such as the presence of smoke or a strange
smell.
• Do not touch any exposed internal parts.
• Do not get the product wet. Do not insert foreign objects or liquids into the product.
• Do not touch the product connected to a power outlet during lightning storms. This may cause electric shock.
• Do not disassemble or modify the product.
• Do not expose the product to strong shocks or vibration.
• Observe the following instructions when using commercially available batteries or provided battery packs.
- Use batteries/battery packs only with their specified product.
- Do not heat batteries/battery packs or expose them to fire.
- Do not charge batteries/battery packs using non-authorized battery chargers.
- Do not expose the terminals to dirt or let them come into contact with metallic pins or other metal objects.
- Do not use leaking batteries/battery packs. If a battery/battery pack leaks and the material contacts your
skin or clothing, flush the exposed area thoroughly with running water. In case of eye contact, flush
thoroughly with copious amounts of clean running water and seek immediate medical assistance.
- When disposing of batteries/battery packs, insulate the terminals with tape or other means. This may cause
electric shock, explosion or fire.
• Use only power sources specified in this instruction manual for use with the product.
• Observe the following instructions when using a battery charger or AC adapter.
- Do not plug in or unplug the product with wet hands.
- Do not use the product if the power plug is not fully inserted into the power outlet.
- Do not expose the power plug and terminals to dirt or let them come into contact with metallic pins or other
metal objects.
- Do not place heavy objects on the power cord. Do not damage, break or modify the power cord.
- Do not wrap the product in cloth or other materials when in use or shortly after use when the product is still
warm in temperature.
- Do not unplug the product by pulling the power cord.
- Do not leave the product connected to a power source for long periods of time.
• Do not allow the product to maintain contact with the same area of skin for extended periods of time during
use. This may result in low-temperature contact burns, including skin redness and blistering, even if the
product does not feel hot. The use of a tripod or similar equipment is recommended when using the product in
hot places and for people with circulation problems or less sensitive skin.
• Keep the product out of the reach of young children.
• Periodically remove any dust buildup from the power plug and power outlet using a dry cloth.
• Follow any indications to turn off the product in places where its use is forbidden. Not doing so may cause
other equipment to malfunction due to the effect of electromagnetic waves and even result in accidents.
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CAUTION
Denotes the risk of injury.
• Do not leave the product in places exposed to extremely high or low temperatures. The product may become
extremely hot/cold and cause burns or injury when touched.
• Only mount the product on a tripod that is sufficiently sturdy.
• Do not look at the screen or through the viewfinder for prolonged periods of time. This may induce symptoms
similar to motion sickness. In such a case, stop using the product immediately and rest for a while before
resuming use.
Camcorder
Be sure to observe the following precautions to ensure maximum performance.
• Save your recordings periodically. Make sure to transfer your recordings to a computer (A 111) and save
them on a regular basis. This will protect your important recordings in case of damage and create more free
space on the SD card. Canon shall not be liable for any data loss.
• Do not use or store the camcorder in dusty or sandy places. The camcorder is not waterproof – avoid also
water, mud or salt. If any of the above should get into the camcorder it may damage the camcorder and/or the
lens.
• Do not use the camcorder near strong electromagnetic fields such as near powerful magnets and motors, MRI
machines or high-voltage power lines. Using the camcorder in such places may cause anomalies in the video,
or audio or video noise to appear.
• Do not point the camcorder or viewfinder toward an intense light source, such as the sun on a sunny day or an
intense artificial light source. Doing so may damage the image sensor or the camcorder’s internal
components. Be careful especially when using a tripod or shoulder strap. When the camcorder is not in use,
keep the lens barrier closed.
• Do not carry the camcorder by the LCD panel. Be careful when closing the LCD panel. When using a wrist
strap, do not allow the camcorder to swing and hit an object.
• Handle the touch screen with care. Do not apply excessive force and do not use ballpoint pens or other
hard-tipped tools to operate the touch screen. This may damage the touch screen’s surface.
• Do not attach protective film on the touch screen. The camcorder features a capacitive touch screen so you
may not be able to correctly operate the touch screen with an additional protective layer.
• When mounting the camcorder on a tripod, make sure that the tripod’s fastening
6 mm
screw is shorter than 6 mm. Using other tripods may damage the camcorder.
• When recording movies, try to get a calm, stable picture. Excessive
camcorder movement while shooting and extensive use of fast zooms and
panning can result in jittery scenes. In extreme cases, the playback of such
scenes may result in visually induced motion sickness. If you experience such a
reaction, stop the playback immediately and take a rest break as necessary.
Long-term storage
If you do not intend to use the camcorder for a long time, store it in a place free of dust, in low humidity, and at
temperatures not higher than 30 °C.
Safety Instructions and Handling Precautions
Battery Pack
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 °C. Do not leave it near a heater or inside a
car in hot weather.
• Do not try to disassemble or modify it.
• Do not drop it or subject it to shocks.
• Do not get it wet.
• Dirty terminals may cause a poor contact between the battery pack and the camcorder. Wipe the terminals
with a soft cloth.
Long-term storage
• Store battery packs in a dry place at temperatures no higher than 30 °C.
• To extend the battery life of the battery pack, discharge it completely before storing it.
• Charge and discharge all your battery packs fully at least once a year.
Remaining battery time
When you are using a battery pack that is compatible with Intelligent System, if the remaining battery time
displayed is not correct, charge the battery pack fully. Still, the correct time may not be displayed if a fully
charged battery pack is used continuously in high temperatures or it is left unused for long periods of time. Also,
the correct remaining time may not be displayed, depending on the battery life. Use the time shown on the
screen as an approximation.
SD Card
• We recommend backing up the recordings on the SD card onto your computer. Data may be corrupted or lost
due to card defects or exposure to static electricity. Canon shall not be liable for lost or corrupted data.
• Do not touch or expose the terminals to dust or dirt.
• Do not use SD cards in places subject to strong magnetic fields.
• Do not leave SD cards in places subject to high humidity and high temperature.
• Do not disassemble, bend, drop, or subject SD cards to shocks and do not expose them to water.
• Check the direction before inserting the SD card. Forcing an SD card into a slot if it is not correctly oriented
may damage the card or the camcorder.
• Do not attach any labels or stickers on the SD card.
Disposal
When you delete clips or initialize an SD card, only the file allocation table is altered and stored data is not
physically erased. When you dispose of an SD card or give either to another person, initialize it using the
[Complete Initialization] option (A 34). Fill it up with unimportant recordings, and then initialize it again using the
same option. This makes recovering the original recordings very difficult.
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Built-in Rechargeable Lithium Battery
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The camcorder has a built-in rechargeable lithium battery to keep the date/time and other settings. The built-in
lithium battery is recharged while you use the camcorder; however, it will discharge completely if you do not use
the camcorder for about 3 months.
To recharge the built-in lithium battery: Connect the AC adapter to the camcorder and leave it connected for 24
hours with the camcorder off.
Lithium Button Battery
WARNING!
• The battery used in this device may present a fire or chemical burn hazard if mishandled.
• Do not disassemble, modify, immerse in water, heat above 100 °C or incinerate the battery.
• Do not insert the battery into the mouth. If swallowed, seek medical assistance immediately. The battery
case may break and the battery fluids may cause internal injuries.
• Keep the battery out of the reach of children.
• Do not recharge, short-circuit or insert the battery in the wrong direction.
• The used battery should be returned to the supplier for safe disposal.
• Do not pick up the battery using tweezers or other metal tools, as this will cause a short circuit.
• Wipe the battery with a clean dry cloth to ensure proper contact.
Maintenance/Others
Maintenance/Others
Cleaning
Camcorder body
• Use a soft, dry cloth to clean the camcorder’s body. Never use chemically treated cloths or volatile solvents
such as paint thinner.
Lens
• Remove any dust or dirt particles using a non-aerosol type blower.
• Use a clean, soft lens-cleaning cloth to gently wipe the lens. Never use tissue paper.
LCD screen
• Clean the LCD screen using a clean, soft lens-cleaning cloth and commercially available fluid for eyeglasses.
• Condensation may form on the surface of the screen when the temperature changes suddenly. Wipe it with a
soft dry cloth.
Condensation
Moving the camcorder rapidly between hot and cold temperatures may cause condensation (water droplets) to
form on its internal surfaces. Stop using the camcorder if condensation is detected. Continued use may damage
the camcorder.
Condensation may form in the following cases:
• When the camcorder is moved quickly from cold to warm places
• When the camcorder is left in a humid room
• When a cold room is heated rapidly
To avoid condensation
• Do not expose the camcorder to sudden or extreme changes in temperature.
• Remove the SD cards and battery pack. Then, place the camcorder in an airtight plastic bag and let it adjust
gradually to temperature changes before removing it from the bag.
When condensation is detected
The precise time required for water droplets to evaporate will vary depending on the location and weather
conditions. As a general rule, wait for 2 hours before resuming use of the camcorder.
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Optional Accessories
Optional Accessories (availability differs from area to area)
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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.
BP-820, BP-828
Battery Pack
CG-800E
Battery Charger
CA-946
AC Adapter
TL-U58
Tele-converter
WA-U58
Wide Attachment
Protect Filter 58 mm,
ND4L Filter 58 mm,
ND8L Filter 58 mm
HTC-100/S
High Speed HDMI Cable
IFC-400PCU
USB Cable
GP-E2
GPS Receiver
RC-V100
Remote Controller
SS-600/SS-650
Shoulder Strap
WS-20
Wrist Strap
SC-2000
Soft Carrying Case
Optional Accessories
Battery Packs
When you need extra battery packs, select one of the following models: BP-820 or
BP-828.
When you use battery packs bearing the Intelligent System mark, the camcorder
will communicate with the battery and display the remaining usage time (accurate
to 1 minute). You can only use and charge these battery packs with camcorders
and chargers compatible with Intelligent System.
CG-800E Battery Charger
Use the battery charger to charge the battery packs.
TL-U58 Tele-Converter
• The minimum focusing distance at full telephoto with the tele-converter is 1.3 m.
• The tele-converter cannot be used together with the supplied lens hood.
WA-U58 wide attachment
• The wide attachment cannot be used together with the supplied lens hood.
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
Specifications
XF405 / XF400
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Camcorder
 — Values
given are approximate figures.
System
• Recording System
Movies:
Video format: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264
Audio format: MPEG-4 AAC-LC, 16 bit, 48 kHz, 2 channels
Linear PCM, 16 bit, 48 kHz, 4 channels
File format: MP4
Photos:
DCF (Design rule for Camera File system), compatible with Exif Ver. 2.31, JPEG compression
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camcorder supports Exif 2.3 (also called “Exif Print”). Exif Print is a standard for enhancing the communication between
camcorders and printers. By connecting to an Exif Print-compliant printer, the camcorder’s image data at the time of shooting
is used and optimized, yielding extremely high quality prints.
• Video Configuration (recording/playback)
Bit rate:
150 Mbps, 35 Mbps, 17 Mbps, 8 Mbps, 4 Mbps
Resolution:
3840x2160, 1920x1080, 1280x720
Color sampling: 4:2:0, 8 bit
Frame rate:
50.00P, 25.00P
• Recording Media (not included)
For approximate recording times, refer to the Reference Tables (A 159)
SD, SDHC (SD High Capacity) or SDXC (SD eXtended Capacity) card (2 slots)
• Image Sensor
1.0-type single-plate CMOS sensor
Effective pixels: 8,290,000 pixels (3840x2160)
• LCD Touch Screen
8.92 cm (3.5 in.) color LCD, 16:9 aspect ratio, 1,560,000 dots, 100% coverage, capacitive touch screen
operation
• Viewfinder: 0.61 cm (0.24 in.), equivalent to 1,560,000 dots, 100% coverage
• Microphone: Stereo electret condenser microphone
• Lens
f=8.3 – 124.5 mm, F/2.8 – 4.5, 15x optical zoom, 9-blade iris diaphragm
35mm equivalent focal length: 25.5 – 382.5 mm
• Lens Configuration
18 elements in 14 groups (2 aspheric elements)
• Filter Diameter: 58 mm
• Focus
Manual focus, AF-boosted MF, continuous AF
AF type: Dual Pixel CMOS AF, contrast-detection AF
Minimum focusing distance: 60 cm; 1 cm at full wide angle
• White Balance
Automatic white balance (AWB); 2 preset settings (daylight, tungsten lamp); color temperature setting; custom
white balance (2 sets)
• Minimum Illumination
0.1 lx (shooting mode [NLow Light], shutter speed 1/2)
1.4 lx (50.00P, shooting mode [’ Programmed AE], auto slow shutter [On], shutter speed 1/25)
Specifications
• Image Stabilization
Optical-shift image stabilizer + digital compensation (Standard IS, Dynamic IS, Powered IS)
• Size of Photos: 3840x2160, 1920x1080, 1280x720
Wi-Fi
• Wireless Standard: IEEE802.11b/g/n (2.4 GHz band), IEEE802.11a/n (5 GHz band)
• Connection Methods
Infrastructure (Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS), search for access points, manual), Camera Access Point
• Authentication Methods: Open, shared key, WPA-PSK, WPA2-PSK
• Encryption Methods: WEP-64, WEP-128, TKIP, AES
• Available Wi-Fi Channels
2.4 GHz band: CH1 to CH13
5 GHz band: CH36 to CH64* (Infrastructure only)
* These channels are also prohibited for outdoor use in the following regions:
Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece,
Hong Kong S.A.R., Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, New
Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom
Terminals
• m SDI OUT Terminal
BNC jack, output only, 0.8 Vp-p / 75 Ω, unbalanced
3G-SDI:
SMPTE 424, SMPTE 425, SMPTE ST 299-2
HD-SDI:
SMPTE 292, SMPTE ST 299-1
Embedded audio, time code (VITC/LTC)
• HDMI OUT Terminal: HDMI mini connector, output only
• USB Terminal: mini-B receptacle, Hi-Speed USB, output only
• MIC Terminal
∅ 3.5 mm stereo mini-jack (unbalanced)
–65 dBV (auto volume, full scale –12 dB) / 5 kΩ or more
Microphone attenuator: 20 dB
• INPUT Terminals (on the handle unit)
XLR jack (pin1: shield, pin2: hot, pin3: cold), 2 sets (balanced)
Sensitivity:
For microphone input: –60 dBu (manual volume center, full scale –18 dB) / 600 Ω
For line input: 4 dBu (manual volume center, full scale –18 dB) / 10 kΩ
Microphone attenuator: 20 dB
• × (headphone) Terminal
∅ 3.5 mm stereo mini-jack (unbalanced)
–29 dBV (16 Ω load, Max volume) / 100 Ω
• REMOTE Terminal: ∅ 2.5 mm stereo sub-mini jack, input only
•
(Ethernet) Terminal: Ethernet, 1000BASE-T compatible
157
Specifications
Power/Others
• Power Supply (rated)
7.4 V DC (battery pack), 8.4 V DC (AC adapter)
158
• Power Consumption
(Recording video configuration: 3840x2160, 150 Mbps, 50.00P, autofocus activated, LCD/viewfinder
backlight at [Normal])
Using only the LCD screen: m 8.4 W, n 8.3 W
Using only the viewfinder: m 7.8 W, n 7.6 W
• Operating Temperature: 0 – 40 °C
• Dimensions [W x H x D] (excluding the grip belt)
Camcorder only: 135 x 97 x 214 mm
Camcorder with the lens hood attached: 150 x 97 x 267 mm
Camcorder with the lens hood and handle unit attached: 150 x 216 x 267 mm
• Weight
Camcorder body only (including the grip belt): m 1,150 g, n 1,145 g
Typical recording configuration*: m 1,670 g, n 1,665 g
* Camcorder with lens hood, handle unit and microphone holder, BP-828 battery pack and one SD card.
CA-946 AC Adapter
• Rated Input: 100 – 240 V AC, 50/60 Hz
• Rated Output: 65 VA (100 V AC) - 85 VA (240 V AC)
• Operating Temperature: 0 – 40 °C
• Dimensions: 73 x 40 x 139 mm
• Weight: 465 g
BP-828 Battery Pack
• Battery Type
Rechargeable lithium ion battery, compatible with Intelligent System
• Nominal Voltage: 7.4 V DC
• Nominal Capacity: 2,670 mAh
• Rated Capacity (minimum): 19 Wh / 2,550 mAh
• Operating Temperature: 0 – 40 °C
• Dimensions: 30.7 x 55.7 x 40.2 mm
• Weight: 121 g
Weight and dimensions are approximate. Errors and omissions excepted.
Reference Tables
Reference Tables
Charging Times
Charging times are approximate and vary according to charging conditions and initial charge of the battery pack.
Battery pack→
BP-820
BP-828
Using the camcorder and supplied CA-946 AC adpater
230 min.
350 min.
Using the CG-800E Battery Charger
190 min.
260 min.
Charging conditions↓
Approximate Recording Time on an SD Card
SD card capacity
Resolution
8 GB
16 GB
32 GB
64 GB
128 GB
3840x2160 (150 Mbps)
5 min.
1920x1080 (35 Mbps)
25 min.
10 min.
25 min.
55 min.
1 h. 50 min.
55 min.
1 h. 55 min.
4 h.
1920x1080 (17 Mbps)
8 h. 5 min.
55 min.
2 h.
4 h. 5 min.
8 h. 15 min.
16 h. 35 min.
1280x720 (8 Mbps)
2 h.
4 h. 15 min.
8 h. 40 min.
17 h. 35 min.
35 h. 20 min.
1280x720 (4 Mbps)
4 h. 5 min.
8 h. 35 min.
17 h. 25 min.
35 h. 15 min.
70 h. 45 min.
Approximate Recording Times with a Fully Charged Battery Pack
The usage times in the following tables are approximate and were measured under the following conditions.
Actual times may vary.
- Only the LCD screen was used.
- “Typical recording” times measure recording times with repeated operations such as start/stop recording,
zooming and turning on/off the camcorder.
The effective usage time of the battery pack may decrease when using a bright screen setting, when recording in
cold surroundings, etc.
m
Video configuration
Resolution (bit rate)
Frame rate
Usage conditions
Recording (maximum)
50.00P
3840x2160 (150 Mbps)
25.00P
50.00P
1920x1080 (35 Mbps)
25.00P
Battery pack
BP-820 (optional)
BP-828 (supplied)
80 min.
125 min.
Recording (typical)
40 min.
60 min.
Playback
110 min.
170 min.
Recording (maximum)
95 min.
145 min.
Recording (typical)
45 min.
70 min.
Playback
130 min.
195 min.
Recording (maximum)
90 min.
135 min.
Recording (typical)
45 min.
65 min.
Playback
135 min.
205 min.
Recording (maximum)
105 min.
160 min.
Recording (typical)
50 min.
80 min.
Playback
140 min.
210 min.
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Reference Tables
Video configuration
Resolution (bit rate)
Frame rate
Usage conditions
Recording (maximum)
160
1280x720 (8 Mbps)
50.00P
1280x720 (4 Mbps)
25.00P
Battery pack
BP-820 (optional)
BP-828 (supplied)
95 min.
140 min.
Recording (typical)
45 min.
70 min.
Playback
140 min.
210 min.
Recording (maximum)
110 min.
165 min.
Recording (typical)
50 min.
80 min.
Playback
140 min.
215 min.
n
Video configuration
Resolution (bit rate)
Frame rate
50.00P
3840x2160 (150 Mbps)
25.00P
50.00P
1920x1080 (35 Mbps)
25.00P
1280x720 (8 Mbps)
1280x720 (4 Mbps)
50.00P
25.00P
Usage conditions
Battery pack
BP-820 (optional)
BP-828 (supplied)
Recording (maximum)
80 min.
125 min.
Recording (typical)
40 min.
60 min.
Playback
115 min.
175 min.
Recording (maximum)
100 min.
150 min.
Recording (typical)
45 min.
70 min.
Playback
130 min.
200 min.
Recording (maximum)
90 min.
140 min.
Recording (typical)
45 min.
65 min.
Playback
135 min.
210 min.
Recording (maximum)
110 min.
165 min.
Recording (typical)
50 min.
80 min.
Playback
140 min.
215 min.
Recording (maximum)
95 min.
145 min.
Recording (typical)
45 min.
70 min.
Playback
140 min.
220 min.
Recording (maximum)
110 min.
170 m.
Recording (typical)
55 min.
80 min.
Playback
145 min.
225 min.
Index
161
(Ethernet) terminal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .121
× (headphones) terminal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .85
4-channel audio recording . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .77
A
Access point . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 113, 117
Accessories . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .154
AGC (automatic gain control) limit . . . . . . . . . . .63
Air vents . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .42
Aperture (f number) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .65
Assignable buttons . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .94
Audio format . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .77
Audio output channels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .110
Audio recording level . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .81
Audio reference signal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .86
AUTO mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .29
Auto slow shutter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .135
Av (shooting mode) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .65
B
Backlight correction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .68
Battery pack . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19
Battery information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .140
Charging . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19
Remaining battery charge . . . . . . . . . 21, 43
Beach (shooting mode) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .66
Browser Remote . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .123
Built-in backup battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .152
Built-in microphone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .77
Button connection mode (WPS) . . . . . . . . . . . .118
C
Camera Access Point . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .116
Clips
Clip information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .100
Copying . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .103
Deleting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .101
Playback . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .97
Recording . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .40
Recovering . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .104
Color bars . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .86
Condensation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .153
Connection to external devices . . . . . . . . . . . .107
Copying recordings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .103
CUSTOM button . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .93
CUSTOM dial . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .93
D
Data Import Utility (download) . . . . . . . . . . . . . 111
Date and time . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
DC IN terminal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Deleting recordings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 101
Digital tele-converter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60
Dual Pixel Focus Guide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50
Dual recording . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47
E
Exposure
Exposure compensation . . . . . . . . . . . . 68
Exposure lock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67
Manual exposure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65, 67
Touch AE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67
External microphone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79
External recorder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 107
F
Face detection & tracking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54
Fan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42
File numbering . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 137
Fireworks (shooting mode) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66
Focus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49
AF-Boosted MF . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52
Continuous AF . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53
Face AF . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55
Focus assistance functions . . . . . . . . . . 50
Focus preset . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50
Manual focus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49
Focus/zoom ring . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .49, 56
Frame rate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46
FTP transfer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 131
FUNC menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .35, 133
G
Gain . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65
H
Handle unit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
HDMI OUT terminal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 107
Headphones . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 85
162
I
P
Image stabilizer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .61
Index screens . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .97
Infrared light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .88
Infrared recording . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .88
Infrastructure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .117
Initializing an SD card . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .34
INPUT terminals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .77
P (shooting mode) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .64
Peaking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .51
Phantom power (microphone) . . . . . . . . . . . . . .80
Photos
Copying . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .103
Deleting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .101
Recording . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .40
Viewing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .97
PIN code connection mode (WPS) . . . . . . . . . .118
Playback . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .97
Portrait (shooting mode) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .66
Powered IS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .61
Pre-recording . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .87
J
Joystick . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .29
L
Language . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .31
LCD touch screen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .24
Lens hood . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .23
Looks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .73
Low cut filter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .84
Low light (shooting mode) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .66
M
M (manual) mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .29
M (shooting mode) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .65
Magnification . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .52
Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .153
Menu settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 96, 133
Message list . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .145
MIC terminal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .79
Microphone attenuator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83, 84
Microphone sensitivity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .83
Mode switch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .29
N
ND filter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .70
Network connection
Wi-Fi . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .115
Wired (Ethernet) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .121
Network functions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .113
Night scene (shooting mode) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .66
Notification sounds . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .138
O
R
Recording . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .40
Reference tables (charging, usage and
recording times) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .159
Relay recording . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .47
Remote controller . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .89
Remote sensor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .27
Resolution (frame size) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .46
Reviewing a clip . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .41
S
Saving clips to a computer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .111
SD card
Compatible SD cards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .32
Initializing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .34
Inserting/Removing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .33
Selecting the card for recording . . . . . . .34
SDI OUT terminal* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .107
Search for access points . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .119
Setup menus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36, 134
Shooting mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .64
Shutter speed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64, 65
Slow & fast motion recording . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .48
Snow (shooting mode) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .66
Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .156
Sports (shooting mode) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .66
Spotlight (shooting mode) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .66
Sunset (shooting mode) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .66
Onscreen displays . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42, 98, 138
Onscreen markers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .138
* m only.
163
T
V
Time code . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .74
Time zone/DST . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .31
Trimming clips . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .102
Tripod . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27, 150
Troubleshooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .141
Tv (shooting mode) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .64
Video configuration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46
Video output configuration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 105
Viewfinder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
Volume . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100
U
USB terminal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .107
User bit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .76
W
White balance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71
Wide DR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73
Wireless controller . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .18, 26
WPS (Wi-Fi Protected Setup) . . . . . . . . . . . . . 118
Z
Zebra pattern . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69
Zoom . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56
High-speed zoom . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58
Zoom speed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .57, 59
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