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PUB.DIE-171
DIGITAL VIDEO CAMCORDER
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Instruction Manual
CANON INC.
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Canon Europa N.V.
P.O. Box 2262, 1180 EG Amstelveen, the Netherlands
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Canon UK Ltd.
Ribcon Way
Luton Bedfordshire LU4 9UR
Telephone 0870-241-2161
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Telephone 805-2000, Fax 887-4484
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Range of Features
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Telephone 486-1570, Fax 486-6420
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© CANON INC. 2002
DY8-9020-106-000
PUB.DIE-171
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PUB.DIE-171
0201A/Ni9.5
This instruction book explains the use of the MV5, MV5i and MV5i MC
camcorders. There are two main differences between these models. The
models with an ‘i’ include DV Recording and Analog Line-in function. The MV5i
MC has an additional Memory Card function. Please note that illustrations and
explanations in this instruction book refer mainly to the MV5i MC model.
MV5i MC
Printed on 100% reused paper.
Digital
Video
Cassette
Using a Memory Card
Mini
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Important Usage Instructions
WARNING:
TO REDUCE THE RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK, DO NOT REMOVE COVER (OR
BACK). NO USER SERVICEABLE PARTS INSIDE. REFER SERVICING TO
QUALIFIED SERVICE PERSONNEL.
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WARNING:
TO REDUCE THE RISK OF FIRE OR ELECTRIC SHOCK, DO NOT EXPOSE THIS
PRODUCT TO RAIN OR MOISTURE.
CAUTION:
TO REDUCE THE RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK AND TO REDUCE ANNOYING
INTERFERENCE, USE THE RECOMMENDED ACCESSORIES ONLY.
CAUTION:
DISCONNECT THE MAINS PLUG FROM THE SUPPLY SOCKET WHEN NOT IN USE.
For Users in the UK
When replacing the fuse only a correctly rated approved type should be used and be sure to re-fit
the fuse cover.
CAUTION:
CUSTOMERS IN THE U.K. SHOULD READ THIS BEFORE USING THIS PRODUCT.
CHANGING THE FUSE
THE MAINS LEAD ON THIS PRODUCT IS FITTED WITH A NON-REWIREABLE
(MOULDED) PLUG, INCORPORATING A 3 AMP FUSE. SHOULD THE FUSE NEED TO
BE REPLACED AN ASTA OR BSI APPROVED BS1362 FUSE OF THE SAME RATING
MUST BE USED.
ALWAYS REFIT THE FUSE COVER AFTER REPLACING THE FUSE. NEVER USE THE
PLUG WITH THE FUSE COVER OMITTED.
CHANGING THE PLUG
IF THE FITTED PLUG IS NOT SUITABLE FOR YOUR SOCKET OUTLETS, IT SHOULD BE
CUT OFF AND AN APPROPRIATE PLUG FITTED IN ITS PLACE. IF POSSIBLE FIT AN
APPROPRIATE 3 AMP FUSE. IF THE NEW PLUG HAS NO FUSE, THEN FIT A 5 AMP
FUSE AT THE DISTRIBUTION BOARD.
AC POWER CORD CONNECTION
The wires in the mains lead of this apparatus are coloured in accordance with the following
cord.
(IMPORTANT)
Mains Lead
BLUE ..................NEUTRAL
BROWN. ..............LIVE
As the colours of the wires in the mains lead may not correspond with the coloured markings
identifying the terminals in your plug, proceed as follows: The wire which is coloured BLUE
must be connected to the terminal which is marked with the letter N or coloured black. The
wire which is coloured BROWN must be connected to the terminal which is marked with the
letter L or coloured red. Neither Blue wire or Brown wire is to be connected to the Earth pin
of a 3 pin plug.
THE SEVERED PLUG MUST BE DESTROYED IMMEDIATELY TO AVOID ANY POSSIBLE
ELECTRIC SHOCK HAZARD.
CA-PS 700 identification plate is located on the bottom.
• Use of CV-150F/CV-250F DV cable is necessary to comply with the technical requirement of
EMC Directive.
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Operating Steps and Reference Guide
Your camcorder is supplied with two manuals: the “Digital Video Camcorder
MV5i MC Instruction Manual” and the “Digital Video Solution Disk Instruction
Manual”.
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Using the Full Range of Features
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Using the Memory Card
Digital Video Solution Disk Instruction Manual
Installing the Software
Connecting the Camcorder to a Computer
Downloading Still Images/Movies to a Computer
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Contents
Introduction
Introduction
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Important Usage Instructions ....................2
Operating Steps and Reference Guide ......3
Thank you for Choosing a Canon ..............7
Introducing the MV5/MV5i/MV5i MC ....8
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Finding Your Way Around the
MV5/MV5i/MV5i MC..........................9
~ Preparations ~
Powering Your Camcorder ......................12
Loading a Cassette ..................................16
~ Basic Recording ~
Recording Movies onto a Tape ................18
Zooming ..................................................23
Using the LCD Screen ............................25
~ Basic Playback ~
Playing Back a Tape ................................28
Connections for Playback
on a TV Screen....................................32
Tips for Making Better Videos ................36
Using the Full Range of
Features
~ General ... ~
Searching and Reviewing
While Recording ................................38
Using the Menus ......................................39
Using the Wireless Controller ..................48
~ For Recording ... ~
Setting the Date and Time........................51
Recording Still Images onto a Tape ........54
Turning the Image Stabilizer Off ............56
Using the Various Recording Programs ..57
Using Digital Effects ................................61
Using the Multi-Image Screen ................67
Audio Recording ......................................69
Setting the Self-Timer ..............................71
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~ When Making Manual Adjustments ... ~
Adjusting AE Shift ..................................73
Setting the Shutter Speed ........................74
Adjusting Focus Manually ......................76
Setting the White Balance ........................77
~ For Playback ... ~
Enlarging the Image during Playback ......79
Displaying Date, Time and
Camcorder Data (Data Code)..............80
Searching the Tape
(Photo Search/Date Search) ................83
Returning to a Pre-Marked Position ........84
Editing
Editing to a VCR ......................................85
Dubbing to/from a Tape
with Digital Video Equipment ............86
MV5i/MV5i MC Recording from a VCR,
TV or Analog Camcorder
(Analog Line-in)..................................90
MV5i/MV5i MC Digitally Outputting Analog
Video and Audio Signals (AnalogDigital Converter)................................92
MV5i/MV5i MC Recording Over Existing
Scenes (AV Insert Editing)..................94
Audio Dubbing ........................................97
Setting the Audio Mix ............................103
Connecting to a PC Using a DV Cable..105
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MV5i/MV5i MC Using a Memory Card
Combining Images and Recording
Them to a Cassette (Card Mix) ........140
Copying Still Images
from Tape to Memory Card ..............143
Copying Still Images
from Memory Card to Tape ..............144
Formatting a Memory Card....................145
Utilizing Memory Card Still Images/
Movies on a PC ................................146
Other Information and Precautions ........147
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Memory Card Introduction ....................106
Recording Still Images
onto a Memory Card ........................112
Recording Still Images from a Tape ......114
Recording Still Images from Other Devices
(VCR, TV or
Other Digital Camcorders)................115
Recording Movies
onto a Memory Card ........................117
Recording Movies from a Tape ..............118
Recording Movies from Other Devices
(VCR, TV or
Other Digital Camcorders)................119
Recording Panoramic Images
(Stitch Assist) ....................................120
Playing Back a Memory Card................122
Settings of Still Images/Movies ............125
Preventing Accidental Erasure (Protect) 128
Marking a Still Image for Printing (Print
Mark) ................................................129
Erasing Still Images/Movies ..................131
Using the Card Photo Printer CP-10
(Optional) ..........................................133
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Additional Information
Preparing the Camcorder........................150
Notes on Using the Batteries..................151
Maintenance ..........................................154
Troubleshooting......................................158
The MV5/MV5i/MV5i MC System
Diagram ............................................162
Optional Accessories ..............................163
Screen Displays ......................................165
Specifications ........................................173
Index ......................................................175
Menu at a Glance ..................................178
Symbols used in this instruction manual
: Reference page numbers
: Functions that can be operated from the body of the camcorder
: Functions that can be operated from the wireless controller
: Supplementary notes for camcorder operation
` : Operation confirmation beeps (
22)
• Capital letters are used to refer to settings displayed in the menus and buttons
labelled on the camcorder itself, e.g. Press the MENU button.
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Switch Positions by Operating Modes
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POWER switch
TAPE/CARD switch
CAMERA
PLAY (VCR)
MV5i MC CARD CAMERA
MV5i MC CARD PLAY (VCR)
CAMERA
PLAY (VCR)
CAMERA
PLAY (VCR)
TAPE
TAPE
CARD
CARD
* Available functions vary depending on the operating mode. It is indicated as
follows:
CAMERA
: Function can be used in this mode.
CAMERA
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: Function cannot be used in this mode.
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Thank you for Choosing a Canon
To get the most out of your new
camcorder, we recommend that you
read this manual thoroughly — there
are many sophisticated features which
will add to your recording enjoyment.
Your camcorder is supplied with the
following accessories:
MV5 MV5i WL-D74
MV5i MC WL-D77
Wireless
Controller
Two AA batteries
NB-2L
Battery Pack
Lens cap and lens cap
cord
Lithium button battery
CR1616
CA-PS700 Compact
Power Adapter
(including AC power cable)
PC-A10 SCART
Adapter (Europe, Asia)
STV-250N Stereo
Video Cable
S-150 S-video Cable
CB-2LTE Battery
Charger
MV5i MC Soft Case
for SD Memory Card
MV5i MC SDC-8M SD
Memory Card (with prerecorded sample images)
MV5i MC IFC300PCU USB Cable*
MV5i MC Software
CD-ROM
Digital Video Solution Disk*
ArcSoft Camera Suite CD
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Introduction
First, we’d like to thank you for
purchasing this Canon camcorder. Its
advanced technology makes it very
easy to use — you will soon be making
high-quality videos which will give you
pleasure for years to come.
Getting started
To get started we suggest that you
master the basic operations of the
camcorder first, before moving on to
use its full range of features.
• When connecting the camcorder to
your personal computer, use the
optional CV-150F or CV-250F DV
cable.
MV5i MC When connecting the
camcorder to your PC equipped with
a USB terminal, use the supplied
IFC-300PCU USB cable.
* Required when you wish to use your
PC to work on still images/movies
recorded on a memory card with the
camcorder.
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Introducing the MV5/MV5i/MV5i MC
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10× Optical Zoom (200× Digital Zoom)
MV5i MC Panoramic Images
This zoom range will more than take care
of all your picture-taking needs, from
wide-angle shots to close-ups at full
telephoto ( MV5i MC 7× optical zoom and
30× digital zoom when using a memory
card).
You can merge separate images into one
large panoramic scene using the supplied
software (PhotoStitch) on a PC.
Image Stabilizer
Corrects camcorder shake
so even hand-held shots at
full telephoto are smooth
and steady.
MV5i MC USB Terminal
Allows high-speed transfer of memory
card data to a PC with a built-in USB
port. You can organize and edit still
images/movies on your PC using the
supplied software.
IEEE 1394 DV Terminal
The DV terminal allows
high-quality transfer with
virtually no deterioration
in quality of images. You
can edit and process
images by connecting the
camcorder to a PC with the
IEEE 1394 terminal.
Night Mode
Allows you to record bright colorful
images even in dark places. The
camcorder automatically adjusts to the
optimum shutter speed based on the
brightness of the subject.
Still Images
You can record still images
like photographs only by
pressing the photo button.
MV5i MC Memory Card
You can record still images and movies onto
a SD Memory Card or MultiMediaCard.
Still images from the memory can be
combined with other recordings. The
memory card also enables easy transfer of
still images/movies to a PC. Use the
supplied software to edit or attach still
images/movies to your e-mail.
MV5i MC XGA-Size Still Images
High-definition, XGA-size still images
through processing with a 680,000 pixels
CCD.
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MV5i/MV5i MC Analog Line-in
Recording
An analog video signal from a television,
VCR, or another camcorder can be sent
into the camcorder to record images
digitally onto a Mini DV cassette.
Digital Effects
Show your creativity by
using the special effects
and digital faders. These
digital effects and faders
can add visual appeal and
greater imaging variety. The multi-image
screen captures moving subjects in 4, 9 or
16 sequences of still images with the
Image Capture feature and displays them
at one time.
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Finding Your Way Around the MV5/MV5i/MV5i MC
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LCD screen (p. 25)
MV5i MC
Card access indicator
(p. 107)
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LCD panel
OPEN button
(p. 25)
MV5i MC
Memory card
compartment cover
(p. 107)
BATT. (battery)
RELEASE
button (p. 15)
Speaker (p. 31)
Battery attachment
unit (p. 15)
D.EFFECTS ON/OFF
button (p. 65)
(stop) button (p. 28)/
MV5i MC INDEX SCREEN button (p. 124)
(play/pause) button (p. 28)/
MV5i MC Card Mix button (p. 140)
REC SEARCH + button (p. 38)/
(fast forward) button (p. 28)/
MV5i MC CARD + button (p. 122)
D.EFFECTS SELECT
button (p. 65)
REC (record) SEARCH – button(p. 38)/
Record review button (p. 38)/
(rewind) button (p. 28)/
MV5i MC CARD – button (p. 122)
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Viewfinder focusing lever (p. 150)
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P Program AE
PHOTO button (p. 54, 112)
Easy Recording
Zoom controller (p. 23)
Program selector (p. 57)
Selector dial
(p. 31, 40)
Viewfinder (p. 150)
POWER switch (p. 18)
MV5i MC
TAPE/CARD switch
(p. 18)
C AM ER A
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•
OFF
•
PLAY(VCR)
•
POWER indicator
(p. 18)
Start/Stop button (p. 19)
SET button (p. 40)
AE SHIFT button (p. 73)/
MV5i MC SLIDE SHOW button
(p. 124)
MENU button
(p. 40)
Grip belt (p. 150)
FOCUS button (p. 76)/
DATA CODE button (p. 80)
Backup battery cover (p. 153)
OPEN/EJECT switch
(p. 16)
Cassette compartment (p. 16)
Cassette compartment cover (p. 16)
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S-video OUT terminal (p. 34)
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S-Video IN/OUT terminal (p. 34, 94)
Stereo microphone (p. 97)
Terminal cover
Terminal cover
Remote sensor (p. 48)
u (LANC) terminal (p. 85)
(p. 146)
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MV5i MC USB terminal
Tally Lamp (p. 50)
DC IN terminal (p. 12)
MIC terminal (p. 69, 97)
DV OUT terminal
(p. 86)
MV5i MV5i MC
Bottom view
DV IN/OUT terminal
(p. 87, 105, 115)
AV (audio/video)
OUT terminal (p. 33)
MV5i MV5i MC
AV IN/OUT terminal (p. 33, 90)
(phones) terminal (p. 31)
Tripod socket (p. 36)
PHOTO button (p. 54, 112)
Transmitter
START/STOP
button (p. 19)
Zoom buttons (p. 23)
Controller buttons (p. 40)
MENU button (p. 40)
SELF TIMER button (p. 71)
TV SCREEN button (p. 165)
DATA CODE button (p. 80)
D.EFFECTS (Digital effects)
button (p. 65)
AUDIO MONITOR button (p. 103)
MV5i MV5i MC
REC PAUSE button (p. 88, 91)
ZERO SET MEMORY button (p. 84)
START
/STOP PHOTO
SELF
TIMER
DATA
CODE
Digital effects ON/OFF button
(p. 65)
MENU
SET
D.EFFECTS
ON/OFF
MIX
BALANCE
AUDIO
MONITOR ST-1
REC
PAUSE
– CARD +
ST-2
SLIDESHOW
ZERO SET SEARCH
MEMORY SELECT
AUDIO
DUB.
REW
PLAY
FF
AV
INSERT
–/
STOP
+/
SLOW
×2
SET
buttons (p. 122)
AUDIO DUB. button (p. 101)
MV5i MV5i MC
SET button (p. 40)
T
TV
SCREEN
REMOTE SET PAUSE
MV5i MC
CARD
ZOOM
W
WIRELESS CONTROLLER WL-D77
MIX BALANCE buttons (p. 103)
MV5i MC
SLIDE SHOW button (p. 124)
Search buttons (p. 83)
SEARCH SELECT button (p. 83)
FF
button (p. 28)
PLAY
button (p. 28)
button (p. 29)
× 2 button (p. 30)
STOP
AV INSERT button (p. 94)
SLOW
REMOTE SET button (p. 49)
REW
button (p. 28)
button (p. 29)
button (p. 28)
button (p. 29)
PAUSE
button (p. 29)
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Powering Your Camcorder
Before operating your camcorder, you will need to use the power adapter to:
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Provide power from a household power socket
or
Charge a battery pack
Notes:
• The power adapter converts current from a household power socket (100–240 V
AC, 50/60 Hz) to the DC current used by your camcorder.
• If the adapter is used next to a TV, it may cause bars to appear on the TV —
move the adapter away from the TV or the aerial cable.
• Do not connect an unspecified product to the camcorder’s DC terminal.
Likewise, do not connect the power adapter to an unspecified product.
Connecting the camcorder to a household power socket
1
4
3
2
Use the power adapter to provide your camcorder with instant power from a
household power socket. Always turn the camcorder off before
connecting/removing the power source.
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
12
Set the POWER switch to OFF.
Connect the power adapter to the camcorder’s DC IN terminal.
Connect the power cable to the power adapter.
Plug the power cable into a household power socket.
Disconnect the power adapter from the camcorder after use.
Unplug the power cable from the household power socket, then
disconnect it from the adapter.
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CA-PS700 Compact Power Adapter
100–240 V AC, 50/60 Hz 0.32A
7.4 V DC, 2.0 A
0°C - 40°C (32°F- 104°F)
112 × 29 × 45mm (4 3/8 × 1 1/8 × 1 3/4 in)
186g (6 1/2 oz) (without power cable)
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Specifications
Power supply
Rated output
Operating temperature range
Dimensions
Weight
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Weight and dimensions are approximate.
Errors and omissions excepted.
Subject to change without notice.
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Charging the battery pack
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Your battery pack has been partially charged before it left the factory. It should
have enough power for you to check that your camcorder is working properly.
Charge the battery pack fully using the Battery Charger CB-2LTE if you want it
to power the camcorder for more than a few minutes.
Always turn the camcorder off before attaching/removing the battery pack.
1. Connect the power cable to the charger.
2. Attach the battery pack to the charger.
• Align the front end of the battery pack with the guides on the charger, then
press and slide the battery pack into the charger to set it in place.
3. Plug the AC plug into a household power socket.
• The charge indicator lights in red and charging starts.
• The indicator light changes to green when the battery pack is fully charged.
4. Unplug the charger from the household power socket.
5. Remove the battery pack by sliding it out.
6. Disconnect the power cable form the charger.
Note:
• You can find details on using the battery pack in the “Notes on Using the
Battery Pack” ( 151). These notes include charging and recording times and
how to install the backup battery.
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Attaching the battery pack
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1. Turn the POWER switch to OFF.
2. Align the front end of the battery pack with the line on the
camcorder, press lightly and slide the battery until it clicks into
place.
3. Remove the battery pack after use.
Press the BATT. RELEASE button and remove the battery.
CB-2LTE Battery Charger
Specifications
Power supply
Rated output
Operating temperature range
Dimensions
Weight
100 – 240 V AC, 50/60Hz,
0.17A (100V) – 0.10A (240V)
8.4V DC, 0.5A
0°C - 40°C (32°F- 104°F)
91 × 29.5 × 56 mm
(3 5/8 × 1 1/8 × 2 1/4 in)
82 g (2 7/8 oz) (without power cable)
Weight and dimensions are approximate.
Errors and omissions excepted.
Subject to change without notice.
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Loading a Cassette
PUSH
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Only use videocassettes marked with the D logo.*
Loading and unloading
1. Make sure that you have attached a power source.
2. Slide the OPEN / EJECT 5 switch to release the cassette
compartment cover.
• Pull the cover fully open (while holding the button) and wait a couple of
seconds for the cassette compartment to open automatically.
• The confirmation beep sounds when the cassette cover fully opens.
3. Load or unload the cassette.
• Insert the cassette gently with the window facing outward, and the
REC/SAVE tab to the bottom.
• Remove the cassette by pulling it straight out.
4. Press the P mark on the compartment until it clicks, and wait
for it to close.
5. Click the cover back into place.
* D is a trade mark.
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Notes:
• Do not interfere with the cassette compartment while it is opening or closing
automatically, and do not attempt to close the cover until the cassette
compartment has fully retracted.
• After loading a cassette, use record search ( 38) to find the point where you
want to start recording.
• Be careful not to get your fingers caught in the cassette compartment cover.
• Do not leave the cassette in the camcorder after use — return it to its case and
store it in a cool, clean, dry place.
• When you turn the camcorder’s power on, v flashes in the display until you
load a cassette.
• With some types of tapes, the remaining tape display may not give an accurate
reading ( 166).
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Protecting tapes from accidental erasure
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REC
SAVE
REC
SAVE
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To protect your recording from accidental erasure, slide the tab on the cassette so
that it exposes the hole. (This switch position is usually labelled SAVE or ERASE
OFF.)
If you load a protected cassette, “THE TAPE IS SET FOR ERASURE
PREVENTION” is displayed for approx. 4 seconds and then the v mark flashes
in the display.
If you want to record on the cassette again, slide the tab back so the hole is closed.
Handling cassettes
• To protect the tape heads, transfer cassettes directly from the tape case to the
camcorder — do not open the tape protect cover or touch the tape itself.
• Do not use cassettes where the tape has been damaged or spliced — they may
damage the camcorder.
• Do not insert anything into the small holes on the cassette or cover them with
cellophane tape.
• Handle cassettes with care — dropping them or exposing them to external
shocks may cause internal damage.
• Store cassettes in the provided case, first rewinding them to the start of the tape
and then storing them upright.
• A cassette with metal plated terminals may become dirty with use, affecting
information transfer. Therefore, after using a tape about 10 times, be sure to
clean the terminals with a cotton bud.
Cassette memory
You are unable to use the cassette memory function with this camcorder.
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Recording Movies onto a Tape
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Before you start recording
Have you completed the following steps?
• Attaching a power source ( 12).
• Removing the lens cap ( 150).
• Fastening the grip belt ( 150).
• Choosing the display: viewfinder ( 150) or LCD screen (
25).
Note:
• When you’re using the viewfinder, fully close the LCD or rotate the LCD so that
it faces the same direction as the lens ( 25).
You may also want to install the backup battery (
and time display ( 51).
153) in order to set the date
Recording
1. Press and hold the small button on the POWER switch and turn
the POWER switch to CAMERA. ( MV5i MC : Make sure the
TAPE/CARD switch is set to TAPE.)
• The camcorder automatically sets to record pause mode. PAUSE appears in
the display.
• If you haven’t set the date and time display, SET THE TIME ZONE, DATE
AND TIME appears in the display. For setting the time zone, see p. 51. For
setting the date and time, see p. 53.
• The camcorder power indicator lights up.
• The confirmation beep sounds.
• The camcorder will turn itself off if you leave it in record pause mode for
more than about 5 minutes. To return to record pause mode, turn the
POWER switch to OFF and then back to CAMERA.
• MV5i MC Recording still images onto a memory card ( 112), recording
movies onto a memory card ( 117).
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2. Load a cassette ( 16).
3. Slide the program selector to [.
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• This selects the camcorder’s Easy Recording program. It allows you to
simply point and shoot without making any manual adjustments ( 57).
4. Press and release the start/stop button once to begin recording.
• For still image recording to a tape, see p. 54.
• The tally lamp flashes rapidly and REC appears in the display.
5. Press and release the start/stop button again to pause recording.
Note:
• After loading a cassette, start recording when the tape counter has stopped.
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• The camcorder returns to record pause mode and PAUSE reappears in the
display.
• You can stop and restart recording as often as you like by pressing the
start/stop button.
When you have finished recording
•
•
•
•
•
Replace the lens cap.
Return the LCD screen flush to the camcorder body.
Unload the cassette.
Turn the POWER switch to OFF.
Disconnect the power source.
Notes:
• To check that the camcorder is recording correctly, make a test recording first.
• Before making important recordings, clean the video heads using a Canon
DVM-CL Digital Video Head Cleaning Cassette or a commercially available
digital video head cleaning cassette.
• You cannot monitor the sound from the speaker when recording.
• For tips on how to make better videos, see p. 36.
• For extra recording time, set REC MODE to LP mode ( 20).
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Changing the Recording Mode
You can choose between SP (standard play) and LP (long play). LP extends the
tape usage by 1.5 times.
It is not possible to dub audio or insert images (
tape that has been recorded in LP mode.
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VCR SET UP
(
MV5i
MV5i MC
: AV insert) to a
REC MODE••••SP
39)
CAMERA
PLAY (VCR)
MV5i MC
CARD CAMERA
MV5i MC
CARD PLAY (VCR)
To change to LP mode, open the menu, select VCR SET UP, REC MODE
and set it to LP.
Notes:
• Depending on the nature and usage condition of the tape, recording/playback in
LP mode may cause image or sound distortion. We recommend using the SP
mode for important recordings.
• If you record in both modes on the same tape, the image may become distorted
during playback and the time code may not be written correctly.
• If you playback a tape recorded on another digital equipment on this camcorder,
or vice versa, image and sound may become distorted.
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16:9 (Wide screen TV recording)
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Produces images in the 16:9 format for
playback on wide screen TVs.
CAMERA
MV5i MC
CARD CAMERA
MV5i MC
CARD PLAY (VCR)
16:9••••••••OFF
39)
To switch 16:9 to ON, open the menu and select CAM.SET UP. Then
select 16:9, set it to ON and close the menu.
•
•
•
•
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CAM.SET UP
(
PLAY (VCR)
Notes:
“16:9” is shown in the display when you switch the 16:9 mode on.
You cannot use the 16:9 mode with the Easy Recording program.
You cannot use the multi-image screen when setting the 16:9 mode on.
If you play back a recording made for 16:9 on a normal TV screen, the image
will appear to be vertically “squashed” (compressed).
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Confirmation/Warning beeps
The camcorder’s short operation confirmation beeps are indicated by ` in the
illustrations. Beeps sound upon certain camcorder operations such as when you
turn the camcorder on, during the self-timer countdown, right before the
camcorder’s automatic shut-off, and also upon any unusual condition of the
camcorder. Beeps are not recorded on the tape.
CAMERA
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PLAY (VCR)
SYSTEM
(
MV5i MC
CARD CAMERA
MV5i MC
CARD PLAY (VCR)
BEEP••••••••ON
39)
To turn the beep off, open the menu and select SYSTEM. Then select
BEEP, set it to OFF and close the menu.
Demonstration mode
You can see a demonstration of the camcorder’s main features. To see the
demonstration, do either of the following:
• With no cassette or memory card inserted, turn the DEMO MODE on in the
TAPE CAMERA menu or CARD CAMERA menu and close the menu.
• Leave the camcorder with no cassette or memory card inserted for five minutes
after turning it on.
CAMERA
PLAY (VCR)
DISP.SET UP
(
MV5i MC
CARD CAMERA
MV5i MC
CARD PLAY (VCR)
DEMO MODE••••ON
39)
To turn the demonstration mode off, open the menu and select DISP.
SET UP. Then select DEMO MODE, set it to OFF and close the menu.
Note:
• To cancel the demo mode once it has begun: push any button, turn off the
power, load a cassette or insert a memory card.
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Zooming
Zoom in
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Zoom out
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card 7×)
The camcorder’s zoom lens allows you to choose the best picture angle for each
scene:
• Move the zoom control towards W to zoom out to wide-angle.
• Move it towards T to zoom in to telephoto.
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10× optical zoom (
You can also control the speed of zooming:
• Move the control slightly to zoom slowly.
• Move it farther to zoom more quickly. (The farther you move the zoom control,
the faster the zoom speed.)
The T and W buttons on the wireless controller adjust the picture angle, but not
the zoom speed.
40×/200× digital zoom (
MV5i MC
card 30×)
Magnifies the camcorder’s zoom range by up to 20× in TAPE CAMERA mode.
The zoom control continues to work as usual. You can freely zoom in and out
between 1× and 200× magnification — the camcorder automatically switches
between optical zooming (up to 10×) and digital zooming (10× to 40× or 10× to
200×).
PLAY (VCR)
CAMERA
CAM.SET UP
(
MV5i MC
CARD CAMERA
MV5i MC
CARD PLAY (VCR)
D.ZOOM••••••40×
39)
To change the digital zoom, open the menu and select CAM.SET UP.
Then select D.ZOOM, set it to OFF or 200× and close the menu.
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Notes:
• When zooming, as a rule, keep at least 1 m (3 ft 33/8 in) between you and your
subject. However when the zoom is at the wide-angle position, you can focus
on a subject as close as 1 cm (3/8 in).
• Image resolution is slightly lower when the magnification is greater than 10×.
• You cannot use digital zoom in the Night recording program.
• You cannot use digital zoom when the multi-image screen is set. The display
becomes “– – –”.
• The zoom indicator appears for 4 seconds. When the digital zoom is set to 40×,
the zoom indicator extends (light blue). When the digital zoom is set to 200×
zoom, the zoom indicator extends again (a darker blue).
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Using the LCD Screen
Opening and closing the LCD screen
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Slide the LCD panel OPEN button and
open the panel by pulling it away from
the camcorder. This automatically
switches the LCD screen on and the
viewfinder off. Close the LCD panel
until it clicks securely closed. When
you close the LCD panel, the LCD
screen automatically switches off and
the viewfinder switches back on.
Changing the angle of the LCD screen
You can choose the angle of the screen
that suits you best by opening and
rotating the screen, also you can rotate
the LCD screen so that faces in the
direction of the lens ( 27).
180°
90°
90°
You can also push the panel flat
against the camcorder until it is flush
with the side, with the screen facing
outwards.
Notes:
• Avoid touching the LCD screen when moving the LCD panel.
• Do not hold the camcorder by the LCD panel or the viewfinder.
• Make sure you open the LCD panel at 90°, before attempting to rotate it.
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• Always rotate the LCD panel vertically into place, before closing it or pushing
it flat against the side of the camcorder.
• Always fully close the LCD panel until it clicks securely.
• Be careful not to leave the LCD, viewfinder or lens exposed to direct sunlight
outdoors or in a window. Doing so could cause damage.
• Bright light falling on the LCD screen may cause glare that makes it difficult
for you to view the image. In this case, switch to using the viewfinder. You are
also able to adjust the brightness of the screen (see “Adjusting the LCD screen”
below).
Adjusting the LCD screen
You can adjust the brightness of the LCD screen.
CAMERA
PLAY (VCR)
DISP.SET UP
(
MV5i MC
MV5i MC
CARD CAMERA
BRIGHTNESS••–
CARD PLAY (VCR)
+
39)
Open the menu and select DISP.SET UP from the menu. Then select
BRIGHTNESS, adjust the level with the selector dial and close the
menu.
A bar showing the level appears in the display.
• Turn the selector dial up to make the display brighter.
• Turn the selector dial down to make the display darker.
Notes:
• The camcorder will remember your brightness setting even after you turn it off.
• The brightness of the LCD does not affect that of the recorded images or the
viewfinder.
About the LCD Screen
The LCD screen built into this camcorder is a high precision product.
However, small black dots or bright points of light (red, blue or green) may
appear constantly on the LCD screen. This is not a malfunction of the LCD screen
and they are not recorded on the tape. (Effective dots: more than 99.99%)
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Allowing the subject to monitor recording
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CAMERA
PLAY (VCR)
DISP.SET UP
(
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When you turn the LCD panel so that it
faces the same direction as the lens,
you can watch yourself during
recording or let your subject monitor
recording. The viewfinder is also
activated when the panel is in this
position. (Adjust the viewfinder,
150)
• You can choose the display style,
reversed (mirror on) or not (mirror
off). The recording itself is
unaffected regardless of which one
you choose.
MV5i MC
MV5i MC
CARD CAMERA
CARD PLAY (VCR)
LCD MIRROR••ON
39)
To turn the mirror mode off, open the menu and select DISP.SET UP.
Then select LCD MIRROR, set it to OFF and close the menu.
The indicators that appear in the LCD display when LCD MIRROR
is turned on:
TAPE CAMERA mode
REC
REC PAUSE
EJECT
MV5i MC
CARD CAMERA mode
No card
Recording to a
memory card
MV5i MC
CARD CAMERA mode
Recording to a memory card
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Playing Back a Tape
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E
3
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1
You can use the LCD screen for instant, on-the-spot playback. The camcorder also
plays back the sound track via the built-in speaker ( 31).
• When you play back a tape, you can also close the LCD panel with its screen
side facing up.
• When you’re using the viewfinder to view playback, close the LCD panel.
For playing back your recordings on a TV, see p. 32.
For using the wireless controller, see p. 48.
Note:
• To avoid accidental recording, make sure that you slide the tab on the cassette so
that it exposes the hole (the switch position is usually labelled SAVE or ERASE
OFF).
1. Attach a power source and turn the POWER switch to PLAY
(VCR). ( MV5i MC : Make sure the TAPE/CARD switch is set to
TAPE.)
• The power indicator lights up.
2. Load the cassette.
3. Press the e (play) button to start playback.
• To end playback, press the 3 (stop) button.
• To wind the tape forwards, stop playback and press the 1 (fast forward)
button.
• To wind the tape backwards, stop playback and press the ` (rewind)
button.
• If the playback picture is rough (mosaic-like noise), clean the video heads
using a Canon DVM-CL Digital Video Head Cleaning Cassette or a
commercially available digital video head cleaning cassette.
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Other playback modes
Playback pause
Press the a (pause) button. To resume normal playback, press it again, or press
the e (play) button. The camcorder automatically goes into stop mode after about
5 minutes’ playback pause.
Rewind playback
For reverse playback at about 11.5 times normal speed, press and hold the
` (rewind) button during normal playback or press and hold the ` (rewind)
button during normal rewind.
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Fast forward playback
To play back the recording at about 11.5 times normal speed, press and hold the
1 (fast forward) button during normal playback or press and hold the 1 (fast
forward) button during normal fast forward.
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Special playback
Frame Advance
To play back frame by frame, press the
+/ ae button repeatedly during playback
pause.
Press and hold to play back continuous frame
advance.
REW
PLAY
FF
–/
STOP
+/
PAUSE
SLOW
×2
Frame Reverse
To play back in reverse frame by frame, press
the –/4a button repeatedly during playback
pause.
Press and hold to play back continuous frame reverse.
Slow Forward Playback
To play back at about 1/3 normal speed, press the SLOW M button during normal
playback.
Press the PLAY e button to return to normal playback.
Slow Reverse Playback
To play back in reverse at about 1/3 normal speed, press the –/4a button and
then the SLOW M button during normal playback.
Press the PLAY e button to return to normal playback.
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Reverse Playback
To play back in reverse at normal speed, press the –/4a button during normal
forward playback.
Press the PLAY e button to return to normal forward playback.
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Forward ×2 Playback
Press the ×2 button during normal playback.
Press the PLAY e button to return to normal playback.
Reverse ×2 Playback
Press the –/4a button and then the ×2 button during normal playback.
Press the PLAY e button to return to normal playback.
Notes:
• Mosaic-like noise appears on the screen during some of the special playback
modes.
• There’s no audio during special playback.
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Built-in speaker
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The camcorder has a built-in speaker so you can review the sound track alongside
the picture when you’re using the LCD screen to play back. The built-in speaker
is monaural.
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CAMERA
PLAY (VCR)
MV5i MC
CARD CAMERA
MV5i MC
CARD PLAY (VCR)
Adjust the speaker volume by turning the selector dial.
• Turn the selector dial up to increase the volume, and down to lower the volume.
• A bar appears in the display to indicate the current volume. It disappears in 4
seconds.
• You can turn off the volume completely by turning the selector dial down until
OFF appears.
Notes:
• Sometimes audio may sound distorted when the volume is turned up high. If
this happens, turn down the volume.
• The speaker does not sound if PHONES is displayed. Set AV/headphones to AV
( 33).
Using the headphones
• You can also use the headphones to monitor the sound track. Change the setting
of the AV/headphones terminal through the menu ( 32).
• You can adjust the headphone volume separately from the built-in speaker.
• The levels you adjust for the built-in speaker and headphones are memorized
separately. The camcorder remembers your levels even if you turn the
camcorder off and back on again.
• The speaker turns off when you use headphones.
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Connections for Playback on a TV Screen
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You can connect the camcorder to a TV or VCR in order to play back your
recordings. You will need to attach a power source to the camcorder ( 12).
Power off all devices before starting the connections.
See your TV or VCR instruction manual for further details.
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Switching the AV/headphone terminal
Through the menu, the camcorder’s AV/headphone terminal can be switched to
function as either the AV terminal or the headphone terminal.
CAMERA
VCR SET UP
(
PLAY (VCR)
MV5i MC
CARD CAMERA
MV5i MC
CARD PLAY (VCR)
AV/PHONES•••AV
39)
Open the menu and select VCR SET UP. Then select AV/PHONES and set it
to AV or PHONES and close the menu.
• When the terminal is switched to PHONES, PHONES appears in the display.
Using the headphones
• Make sure you switch the AV/headphones terminal to PHONES before using
headphones. If the AV/headphones terminal is not switched to PHONES before
you use the headphones, noise will come out from the headphones.
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If your TV (or VCR) has a SCART terminal (without S (S1)-video)
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PC-A10
SCART Adapter
AUDIO AUDIO VIDEO
(R) (L/MONO)
• Connect the PC-A10 SCART adapter to the TV or VCR’s SCART terminal.
• Connect the camcorder to the adapter. Connect the camcorder using the
STV-250N Stereo Video Cable. Connect the white plug to the white audio
terminal L (left). Connect the red plug to the red audio terminal R (right).
Connect the yellow plug to the yellow video terminal VIDEO.
• If you are connecting the camcorder to a TV, set the TV/VIDEO selector on the
television to VIDEO.
• If you are connecting the camcorder to a VCR, set the input selector on the
VCR to LINE.
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STV-250N Stereo Video Cable
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If your TV (or VCR) has an S (S1) -video input terminal
For higher picture quality, we recommend playing back recordings on a TV with
an S (S1) terminal.
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INPUT
S-150 S-video Cable
S(S1)-VIDEO
VIDEO
AUDIO
STV-250N Stereo Video Cable
L
R
• Use the S-150 S-video Cable to connect the S-video terminals. Use the
STV-250N Stereo Video Cable to connect the AUDIO terminals. Connect the
white plug to the white AUDIO terminal L (left). Connect the red plug to the red
AUDIO terminal R (right). Do not connect the yellow plug.
• If you are connecting the camcorder to a TV, set the TV/VIDEO selector on the
television to VIDEO.
• If you are connecting the camcorder to a VCR, set the input selector on the VCR
to LINE.
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If your TV (or VCR) has audio/video input terminals
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INPUT
VIDEO
AUDIO
L
STV-250N Stereo Video Cable
R
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• Connect the camcorder using the STV-250N Stereo Video Cable. Connect the
white plug to the white audio terminal L (left). Connect the red plug to the red
audio terminal R (right). Connect the yellow plug to the yellow video terminal
VIDEO.
• If you are connecting the camcorder to a TV, set the TV/VIDEO selector on the
television to VIDEO.
• If you are connecting the camcorder to a VCR, set the input selector on the VCR
to LINE.
Note:
• If you are going to use the TV as a monitor while you are shooting, remember
to keep the TV volume turned down as long as the camcorder’s audio terminals
are connected. If the sound from the TV speakers is picked up by the
microphone, an unpleasant high-pitched squeal, called feedback, may be
produced.
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Tips for Making Better Videos
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Holding the camcorder
For maximum stability, grip the camcorder in your right
hand and keep your right elbow pressed against your body.
If necessary support the camcorder with your left hand.
With practice, you will be able to operate the controls by
touch, without taking your eye off the action.
Using a tripod
To prevent any unwanted movement, you can mount the
camcorder on a tripod, (or any flat surface at a suitable
height) and operate it with the wireless controller.
• When you are using a tripod, be careful not to leave the
viewfinder exposed to bright sunlight as it may melt.
(The light is concentrated by the viewfinder lens.)
• Make sure that the fastening screw of the tripod is no
longer than 5.5 mm (1/4 inch), as it will damage the
camcorder.
Composition
The most important element in the scene does not have to
be in the centre. For a more interesting picture, try to
position your subject so it is slightly to one side. Leave
some space on the side of the frame that the subject is
facing or moving towards.
Don’t cut off the top of the subject’s head, and don’t cut
people off at the neck, hips or knees (move a little bit
above or below).
Watch out for distracting objects in the background.
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Picture angle
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Instead of zooming while recording, try
to choose your picture angle before you
begin. A good way to tell a story with
video is to begin with a long shot that
establishes the situation, and then move
in with medium shots and close-ups to
show the details. Remember to change
your viewpoint for each shot.
Long shot
Medium shot
Remember that any camcorder
movement or change in picture angle
should have a definite purpose. Avoid
unnecessary or half-hearted
movements.
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Camcorder moves
Use pans to record a landscape or
follow a moving subject. Decide the
area you want to cover and stand facing
the end of your panning angle. Without
moving your feet, turn your waist to the
starting position. Start recording, and
after a few seconds begin to turn slowly
from the waist. Hold the final image for
a few seconds before you stop
recording.
Tilt the camcorder up to exaggerate the
height of the subject. Tilt down from
the top of a building, for example, as an
introduction to subjects at the bottom.
Pan
Tilt
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Searching and Reviewing While Recording
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Record search
When the camcorder is in record pause
mode, you can use record search to
play the tape forwards or backwards to
find the point where you want to start
or resume recording. This is useful
when you want to add a new scene to a
previously used cassette. By using
record search, you can ensure a smooth,
noise-free join between the new scene
and the old one.
Using the Full
Range of Features
CAMERA
PLAY (VCR)
MV5i MC
CARD CAMERA
MV5i MC
CARD PLAY (VCR)
1. Press and hold the REC SEARCH + or – button on the camcorder
while you check the picture in the display.
• The + button plays the recording forwards and the – button plays it
backwards.
2. Release the button when you find the point where you want to start
recording.
• The camcorder returns to record pause mode.
Record review
When the camcorder is in record pause mode, you can use record review to play
back the last few seconds of your recording and then return automatically to
record pause mode. You can quickly make sure that a scene has been recorded
properly and then go on to shoot the next scene, without producing any noise in
the picture.
CAMERA
PLAY (VCR)
MV5i MC
CARD CAMERA
MV5i MC
CARD PLAY (VCR)
1. Press and release the c (record review) button while you check the
picture in the display.
• The camcorder rewinds the tape, plays back the last few seconds, and returns
to record pause mode.
Note:
• Noise may appear on the screen when you play the tape backwards.
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Using the Menus
Many of the camcorder’s advanced functions are selected from menus which
appear in the display.
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There are 2 main menus:
CAM. MENU
Camera Menu
PLAY MENU
( MV5i MV5i MC : VCR MENU)
(
(
41)
42)
(
(
44)
45)
The MV5i MC has 2 additional menus:
C.CAM. MENU
C.PLAY MENU
CAM. MENU
CAMERA
2
CAM.MENU
Card Camera Menu
Card Play Menu
SEL.SETSET
MENUCLOSE
PLAY (VCR)
2
(
MV5i
PLAY MENU
: VCR MENU)
MV5i MC
VCR MENU
Using the Full
Range of Features
CARD MIX
CAM.SET UP
VCR SET UP
DISP.SET UP
SYSTEM
RETURN
SEL.SETSET
MENUCLOSE
VCR SET UP
CARD SET UP
CARD OPER.
DISP.SET UP
SYSTEM
RETURN
2
MV5i MC
CARD CAMERA
C.CAM MENU
C.CAM. MENU
SEL.SETSET
MENUCLOSE
STITCH AST
CAM.SET UP
CARD SET UP
VCR SET UP
DISP.SET UP
SYSTEM
RETURN
2
MV5i MC
CARD PLAY (VCR)
C.PLAY MENU
C.PLAY MENU
SEL.SETSET
MENUCLOSE
CARD OPER.
VCR SET UP
DISP.SET UP
SYSTEM
RETURN
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Selecting from the Menus
3-10
MENU
TV
SCREEN
SET
Using the Full
Range of Features
2, 11
1. Turn the POWER switch ( MV5i MC : and the TAPE/CARD switch) to
the desired settings.
2. Press the MENU button to open the menu.
3. Turn the selector dial and move the arrow to the desired submenu.
4. Press the SET button to select.
• The submenu appears.
5. Turn the selector dial and move the arrow to the desired function.
6. Press the SET button to select.
• The function and its settings only appear.
7. Turn the selector dial and move the arrow to the desired setting.
• If you are setting a function other than the white balance or shutter speed,
the function will be set if you skip to step 11.
8. Press the SET button to select.
• The function is set and you return to the submenu.
9. Turn the selector dial and move the arrow to b RETURN.
10.Press the SET button to select.
• You return to the main menu.
11.Press the MENU button.
• The main menu disappears.
Notes:
• Pressing the MENU button at any time closes the menu.
• Selecting b RETURN takes you back one menu, or closes the main menu.
• Items that are unavailable, due to the tape or card situation or the settings of
other menu items, appear in purple.
• You may often find it convenient to use the wireless controller to move around
the menus. Press its MENU button to open/close the menu and use the arrow
keys in place of turning the selector dial. Push the SET button to select.
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• Pressing the start/stop button or the PHOTO button will close the menu and
start recording.
• You can display the menus on a connected TV screen by turning TV SCREEN
( 165) on through the menu or using the wireless controller’s TV SCREEN
button. See p. 32 for TV connecting instructions.
E
List of Menus
Turn to appropriate page for a detailed explanation of each function.
2 CAM. MENU
q
MV5i MC To card mix submenu
To camera set up submenu
To VCR set up submenu
To display set up submenu
To system menu
Close main menu
MV5i MC
CAM.MENU
1
3
5
SEL.SETSET
MENUCLOSE
CARD MIX
CAM.SET UP
VCR SET UP
DISP.SET UP
SYSTEM
RETURN
2
4
6
Card mix submenu
q Mix type..............................
w Mix level .............................
141
141
CARD MIX
q
101-0143
1/50
MIX TYPE••••CARD CHROMA
+
MIX LEVEL••• –
Using the Full
Range of Features
q
w
e
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t
y
CAMERA
w
– + IMAGE SELECT
SEL.SETSET MENUCLOSE
w Camera set up submenu
e
r
t
y
u
i
o
Shutter speed.........................
Digital zoom .........................
Image stabilizer.....................
16:9 effect .............................
White balance .......................
Self-Timer.............................
Return
74
23
56
21
77
71
CAM.SET UP
e
t
u
o
SEL.SETSET
MENUCLOSE
SHUTTER•••••AUTO
D.ZOOM••••••40×
IMAGE S.
••ON
16:9••••••••OFF
WHITE BAL.••AUTO
SELF-TIMER
RETURN
r
y
i
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e VCR set up submenu
!0
!1
!2
!3
!4
Recording mode....................
Wind screen ..........................
Audio mode ..........................
AV or headphones.................
Return
20
70
69
32
VCR SET UP
!0
!2
!4
SEL.SETSET
MENUCLOSE
REC MODE•••• SP
WIND SCREEN•OFF
AUDIO MODE••12bit
AV/PHONES•••AV
RETURN
!1
!3
Using the Full
Range of Features
r Display set up submenu
!5
!6
!7
!8
!9
@0
@1
Brightness ............................. 26
LCD Mirror mode................. 27
TV screen............................ 165
Date/time display.................. 53
MV5i MC Card access display..
109
Demo mode........................... 22
Return
DISP.SET UP
!5
!7
!9
@1
SEL.SETSET
MENUCLOSE
+
BRIGHTNESS••–
LCD MIRROR••ON
TV SCREEN•••ON
D/T DISPLAY•OFF
CARD ACCESS•ON
DEMO MODE•••ON
RETURN
!6
!8
@0
t System submenu
@2
@3
@4
@5
Wireless controller................
Beep ......................................
Tally Lamp............................
Time zone/
Daylight saving time.............
@6 Date/time set .........................
@7 Return
48
22
19
SYSTEM
@2
@4
@6
51
53
SEL.SETSET
MENUCLOSE
WL.REMOTE•••
1
BEEP••••••••ON
TALLY LAMP••ON
T.ZONE/DST••–––
D/TIME SET••––.–––.––––
––:–– ––
RETURN
@3
@5
@7
2 PLAY MENU PLAY (VCR)
( MV5i MV5i MC : VCR MENU)
q
w
e
r
t
y
42
To VCR set up submenu
MV5i MC To card set up submenu
MV5i MC To card operations submenu
To display set up submenu
To system submenu
Close main menu
PLAY MENU
1
3
5
VCR SET UP
CARD SET UP
CARD OPER.
DISP.SET UP
SYSTEM
RETURN
SEL.SETSET
MENUCLOSE
2
4
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PLAY MENU, cont.
q VCR set up submenu
q
w
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t
y
u
Recording mode.................... 20
Output channel.................... 104
MV5i/MV5i MC Audio dubbing
101
Wind screen .......................... 70
Audio mode .......................... 69
AV or headphones................. 32
MV5i/MV5i MC Analog-digital
converter ............................... 92
i Return
w Card set up submenu
q
e
t
u
SEL.SETSET
MENUCLOSE
REC MODE•••• SP
OUTPUT CH•••L/R
AUDIO DUB.••AUDIO IN
WIND SCREEN•–––
AUDIO MODE••12bit
AV/PHONES•••AV
AV DV OUT•••OFF
RETURN
w
r
y
i
MV5i MC
Still image quality...............
Movie Size ..........................
File numbers .......................
Return
108
108
110
e Card operations submenu
MV5i MC
!3 Copy from tape to card.......
!4 Return
143
CARD SET UP
o
!1
SEL.SETSET
MENUCLOSE
SI QUALITY••FINE
MOVIE SIZE••320×240
FILE NOS.•••CONTINUOUS
RETURN
CARD OPER.
!3
COPY[
RETURN
]
!0
!2
Using the Full
Range of Features
o
!0
!1
!2
E
VCR SET UP
SEL.SETSET
MENUCLOSE
!4
r Display set up submenu
!5
!6
!7
!8
!9
@0
@1
Brightness ............................. 27
Displays .............................. 165
6-second auto date ................ 82
Data code .............................. 81
Date/time select .................... 80
MV5i MC Card access display ...
104
Return
DISP.SET UP
!5
!7
!9
@1
SEL.SETSET
MENUCLOSE
+
BRIGHTNESS••–
DISPLAYS••••ON
6SEC.DATE•••OFF
DATA CODE•••DATE/TIME
D/TIME SEL.•DATE & TIME
CARD ACCESS•ON
RETURN
!6
!8
@0
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t System submenu
@2
@3
@4
@5
Wireless controller................
Tally Lamp............................
Beep ......................................
Time zone/
Daylight saving time.............
@6 Date/time set .........................
@7 Return
2 C. CAM MENU
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Range of Features
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w
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u
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19
22
SYSTEM
@2
@4
@6
51
53
@3
@5
@7
MV5i MC
CARD CAMERA
To stitch assist mode
To camera set up submenu
To card set up submenu
To VCR set up submenu
To display set up submenu
To system submenu
Close main menu
C.CAM MENU
1
3
5
7
w Camera set up submenu
q
w
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t
SEL.SETSET
MENUCLOSE
WL.REMOTE•••
1
TALLY LAMP••ON
BEEP••••••••ON
T.ZONE/DST••–––
D/TIME SET••––.–––.––––
––:–– ––
RETURN
Shutter speed.........................
Digital zoom .........................
White balance .......................
Self-timer ..............................
Return
SEL.SETSET
MENUCLOSE
STITCH AST
CAM.SET UP
CARD SET UP
VCR SET UP
DISP.SET UP
SYSTEM
RETURN
4
6
CAM.SET UP
74
23
70
71
q
108
108
108
110
111
y
e
t
SEL.SETSET
MENUCLOSE
SHUTTER•••••AUTO
D.ZOOM••••••OFF
WHITE BAL.••AUTO
SELF-TIMER••OFF
RETURN
2
w
r
e Card set up submenu
CARD SET UP
y
u
i
o
!0
!1
44
Still image quality...............
Still image size ...................
Movie size...........................
File numbers .......................
Shutter sound ......................
Return
i
!0
SEL.SETSET
MENUCLOSE
SI QUALITY••FINE
SI SIZE•••••1024×768
MOVIE SIZE••320×240
FILE NOS.•••CONTINUOUS
SHTR SOUND••ON
RETURN
u
o
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C. CAM MENU, cont.
e VCR set up submenu
!2 AV or headphones.................
E
32
VCR SET UP
!2
SEL.SETSET
MENUCLOSE
AV/PHONES•••AV
RETURN
r Display set up submenu
Brightness ............................. 26
LCD Mirror mode................. 27
TV screen............................ 165
Date/time display.................. 53
Card access display............. 109
Demo mode........................... 22
Return
DISP.SET UP
!3
!5
!7
!9
SEL.SETSET
MENUCLOSE
+
BRIGHTNESS••–
LCD MIRROR••••••ON
TV SCREEN•••ON
D/T DISPLAY•OFF
CARD ACCESS•ON
DEMO MODE•••ON
RETURN
!4
!6
!8
Using the Full
Range of Features
!3
!4
!5
!6
!7
!8
!9
t System submenu
@0
@1
@2
@3
Wireless controller................
Tally Lamp............................
Beep ......................................
Time zone/
Daylight saving time.............
@4 Date/time set .........................
@5 Return
2 C. PLAY MENU
q
w
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t
49
19
22
SYSTEM
@0
@2
@4
51
53
SEL.SETSET
MENUCLOSE
WL.REMOTE•••
1
TALLY LAMP••ON
BEEP••••••••ON
T.ZONE/DST••–––
D/TIME SET••––.–––.––––
––:–– ––
RETURN
@1
@3
@5
MV5i MC
CARD PLAY (VCR)
To card operations submenu
To VCR set up submenu
To display set up submenu
To system submenu
Close main menu
C.PLAY MENU
1
3
5
CARD OPER.
VCR SET UP
DISP.SET UP
SYSTEM
RETURN
SEL.SETSET
MENUCLOSE
2
4
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q-1 Card operations submenu (when playing back a single image)
q
w
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t
Copy from card to tape.........
Erase all print marks...........
Image erase .........................
Format.................................
Return
144
130
131
145
CARD OPER.
q
e
t
]
COPY[
PRINT MARKS
IMAGE ERASE
FORMAT
RETURN
SEL.SETSET
MENUCLOSE
ALL ERASE
w
r
q-2 Card operations submenu (when displaying an index screen)
Using the Full
Range of Features
y To image protect .................
u To print mark ......................
i Return
128
129
CARD OPER.
y
i
SEL.SETSET
MENUCLOSE
PROTECT
PRINT MARK
RETURN
u
w VCR set up submenu
o Recording mode....................
!0 AV or headphones.................
!1 Return
20
32
VCR SET UP
o
!1
SEL.SETSET
MENUCLOSE
REC MODE••••SP
AV/PHONES•••AV
RETURN
!0
e Display set up submenu
!2
!3
!4
!5
!6
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Brightness ............................. 26
Displays .............................. 165
Date/time select .................... 80
Card access display............. 109
Return
DISP.SET UP
!2
!4
!6
SEL.SETSET
MENUCLOSE
+
BRIGHTNESS••–
DISPLAYS••••ON
D/TIME SEL.•DATE & TIME
CARD ACCESS•ON
RETURN
!3
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C. PLAY MENU, cont.
r System submenu
!7
!8
!9
@0
Wireless controller................
Tally Lamp............................
Beep ......................................
Time zone/
Daylight saving time.............
@1 Date/time set .........................
@2 Return
49
19
22
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SYSTEM
!7
!9
@1
51
53
t Direct Printing Mode
(Card Photo Printer CP-10)
SEL.SETSET
MENUCLOSE
WL.REMOTE•••
1
TALLY LAMP••ON
BEEP••••••••ON
T.ZONE/DST••–––
D/TIME SET••––.–––.––––
––:–– ––
RETURN
C.PLAY MENU
5
@2
SEL.SETSET
MENUCLOSE
Using the Full
Range of Features
CARD OPER.
VCR SET UP
DISP.SET UP
SYSTEM
PRINT
RETURN
!8
@0
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Using the Wireless Controller
E
The supplied wireless controller can
operate the camcorder from a distance
of up to 5 m (16 feet). Point it at the
camcorder’s remote sensor while you
press the buttons.
Using the Full
Range of Features
The tally lamp lights up to let you
know that the camcorder is in range
and responding to your commands.
5m
There are some functions that cannot be
operated without the wireless
controller:
• Special playback ( 29)
• Photo/date search ( 83)
• Zero set memory ( 84)
• Audio mix ( 103)
• MV5i/MV5i MC Dubbing from a digital
video equipment ( 86)
• MV5i/MV5i MC Analog line-in ( 90)
• AV insert ( 94)
• Audio dubbing ( 97)
Inserting batteries
Insert two AA batteries, following the
= and - markings. Be careful not to
reverse the polarity of the batteries.
Notes:
• When using the wireless controller in brightly lit places or outdoors, the
effective range will be less.
• The camcorder may have difficulty picking up the remote control signals at
extremely close range.
• Do not leave the controller exposed to direct sunlight, or in hot or humid places.
• When the batteries run out, replace them both together.
• If the wireless controller doesn’t work, see p. 50.
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When Operating 2 Canon DV Camcorders (Remote Sensor Mode)
To prevent interference from other
Canon wireless controllers being used
nearby, there are 2 remote sensor
modes and an off setting. The wireless
controller and the camcorder have to be
set to the same mode in order to be
compatible.
E
ZOOM
W
T
REMOTE SET
The wireless controller and the camcorder have been preset to mode 1. If you
change the mode on the camcorder, be sure to change the mode on the wireless
controller to the same mode.
PLAY (VCR)
SYSTEM
(
39)
MV5i MC
MV5i MC
CARD CAMERA
WL.REMOTE•••
1
CARD PLAY (VCR)
A 1 : Mode 1
A 2 : Mode 2
OFFB : Sensor off
To turn the remote sensor off:
Using the Full
Range of Features
CAMERA
Open the menu and select SYSTEM. Then select WL.REMOTE, set it to
OFFB and close the menu.
• B appears in the display.
To change the mode...
...on the camcorder:
Open the menu and select SYSTEM. Then select WL.REMOTE, set it
to A 1 or A 2 and close the menu.
• The selected mode will appear on the display for 4 seconds.
...on the wireless controller:
Press and hold the REMOTE SET button on the wireless controller.
Simultaneously press the ZOOM W button for mode 1 or the ZOOM
T button for mode 2. Continue to press simultaneously for over 2
seconds.
• Be sure to set the wireless controller to the same mode as the camcorder.
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If your wireless controller isn’t working:
E
Make sure the camcorder and the wireless controller are both set to the same
mode. Check the mode the camcorder is set to by pushing any button other than
the REMOTE SET button on the wireless controller. The camcorder’s mode
appears in purple for about 4 seconds. Set the wireless controller’s mode
accordingly by pressing the aforementioned button combinations. If the wireless
controller still doesn’t work, change the batteries.
Notes:
• The mode the camcorder is set to also appears for 4 seconds when you turn the
power on.
• When you replace the batteries, the wireless controller returns to mode 1.
Change the mode again if necessary.
Using the Full
Range of Features
Turning off the tally lamp
The tally lamp lets you know that the
camera is recording, receiving signals
from the wireless controller or
counting down for the self-timer.
However, its flashing may be reflected
into the lens during close-up recording,
or when recording through glass.
You may therefore decide to turn it off.
CAMERA
SYSTEM
(
PLAY (VCR)
MV5i MC
CARD CAMERA
MV5i MC
CARD PLAY (VCR)
TALLY LAMP••ON
39)
To turn the tally lamp off, open the menu and select SYSTEM. Then
select TALLY LAMP, set it to OFF and close the menu.
• The tally lamp no longer flashes during recording, but it will still light up
when the camera receives a signal from the wireless controller and during
the self-timer countdown.
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Setting the Date and Time
E
The date and/or time display forms part of the data code. You can choose to
display or hide it during playback ( 80).
Set the date and time display when you first start using your camcorder. Install the
backup battery before you begin ( 153).
• Before you start setting the date and time, select your home time zone from the
menu.
CAMERA
SYSTEM
(
PLAY (VCR)
MV5i MC
CARD CAMERA
MV5i MC
CARD PLAY (VCR)
Using the Full
Range of Features
Setting the time zone/daylight saving time
T.ZONE/DST••PARIS
39)
1. Open the menu and select SYSTEM and press the SET button.
2. Select T.ZONE/DST and press the SET button.
• The time zone display appears on the screen.
• Your camcorder’s time zone is factory-preset to Paris. If you are at another
time zone, select your time zone first and daylight saving time (DST) setting
if necessary.
3. Move up or down the list of time zones with the selector dial. Select
the option that represents your time zone and press the SET
button.
• If you are now in daylight saving time, select the time zone with the
daylight saving time mark U next to the area.
4. Close the menu.
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E
16
1
19
18
24
20
4
2
3
17
6
7
10
9
15
8
5
21
23
14
12
22
11
13
14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24
Using the Full
Range of Features
No. Time zone
LONDON
PARIS
CAIRO
MOSCOW
DUBAI
KARACHI
DACCA
BANGKOK
H. KONG (Hong Kong)
TOKYO
SYDNEY
SOLOMON
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10 11 12 13
No. Time zone
WELLGTN (Wellington)
SAMOA
HONOLU. (Honolulu)
ANCHOR. (Anchorage)
L.A. (Los Angeles)
DENVER
CHICAGO
N.Y. (New York)
CARACAS
RIO (Rio de Janeiro)
FERNAN. (Fernando de Noronha)
AZORES
Notes:
• After you have selected your time zone and set the date and time, when you
travel to another time zone, there is no need to reset the date and time. Just set
the time zone to your destination and the camcorder’s clock will automatically
change to display the correct time for your destination.
• The camcorder automatically accounts for the number of days in a month and
leap year.
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Setting the clock
E
After you set the date and time, the date/time and home time zone will be
displayed for about 4 seconds each time you turn the power on.
CAMERA
PLAY (VCR)
SYSTEM
(
MV5i MC
CARD CAMERA
MV5i MC
CARD PLAY (VCR)
D/TIME SET•• 1.JAN.2002
12:00 AM
39)
1. Open the menu and select SYSTEM.
2. Select D/TIME SET and the press the SET button.
• The year display starts to flash.
3. Turn the selector dial up and down to change the year. Press the
SET button to move to another part of the display.
4. Set the month, day, hours, and minutes in the same way.
5. Press the MENU button when finished, and to start the clock.
Notes:
• To make a change to part of the date and time, press the SET button at step 3 to
move to the part to be changed. Turn the dial to make the change, then close the
menu.
• The date can be set to any year between 2002 and 2030.
• If you press the MENU button in the middle of setting the date and time, you
leave the menu, and the clock starts.
• If you press the SET button after setting the minutes you can set the date and
time again from the start.
Using the Full
Range of Features
• Once you move from the year, the next part of the display starts flashing.
Date and time display
You can choose to display or hide the date and time display during recording.
When the date and time display is set to ON, date and time are shown in the
lower left-hand corner of the display but the time zone disappears in about 4
seconds. The large, 4-second display will no longer appear when you turn on the
power. It is not automatically superimposed on your recordings.
CAMERA
PLAY (VCR)
DISP.SET UP
(
MV5i MC
CARD CAMERA
MV5i MC
CARD PLAY (VCR)
D/T DISPLAY•OFF
49)
To turn it on, open the menu and select DISP.SET UP. Then select D/T
DISPLAY, set it to ON and close the menu.
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Recording Still Images onto a Tape
MV5i MC
: To take still images on a memory card, see p. 108.
E
Using the Full
Range of Features
PHOTO
You can record still images like photographs. The camcorder records the picture
and sound to tape for several seconds. The exposure is automatically adjusted.
MV5i MC : Copy still images automatically to a memory card (
143) for transfer
to a PC for image enhancement and printout. Also, starting your shooting with a
still image makes it easy to find the beginning again later with the Photo Search
function( 83).
You can take a still image at any time during regular video recording, or you can
put the camcorder into record pause mode first, then take a still image.
CAMERA
PLAY (VCR)
MV5i MC
CARD CAMERA
MV5i MC
CARD PLAY (VCR)
During record mode
Press the PHOTO button fully down and the still image will be taken
immediately.
• The camcorder takes the image immediately, and then records the “photo” to the
tape for approximately 6 seconds. During this time the camcorder also records
the sound, and the display shows the still image.
• A counter display appears, and counts up as the camcorder records the image.
• The camcorder returns to record pause mode.
During record pause mode
1. Press the PHOTO button halfway down and hold it:
• “PHOTO” flashes at the bottom right of display.
• Exposure is locked.
• During autofocus F flashes white in the display as the camcorder adjusts the
focus and it is displayed continuously as a green mark when the camcorder
is ready to take the still image.
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• If the subject is unsuitable for autofocus ( 159), the camcorder may not
be able to focus, and F may continue to flash white in the display. Continue
to hold the PHOTO button halfway down, then adjust the focus manually
with the selector dial.
• If you are using manual focus ( 76), the F mark starts as a continuous
green mark. Focus with the selector dial.
E
2. Press the PHOTO button fully down to take the still image.
• The camcorder takes the image immediately, and then records the “photo” to
the tape for approximately 6 seconds. During this time the camcorder also
records the sound, and the display shows the still image.
• A counter display appears, and counts up as the camcorder records the still
image. F disappears from the display.
• The camcorder returns to record pause mode.
Using the Full
Range of Features
Notes:
• The camcorder automatically returns to record pause mode after recording a
still image for approximately 6 seconds. If you turn the POWER switch to OFF
during that time, the camcorder will respond only after recording is complete.
• The wireless controller’s PHOTO button has no half-way setting. Press the
button fully and the camcorder immediately takes the “photo”.
• Only take “photos” where it is bright enough to see the image in the display.
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Turning the Image Stabilizer Off
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Using the Full
Range of Features
With most camcorders, even the slightest hand movements will be noticeable
during telephoto recording. However, the MV5/MV5i/MV5i MC’s image stabilizer
allows you to obtain steady recordings even at high magnification.
• MV5i MC The images stabilizer cannot be used in CARD CAMERA mode.
CAMERA
PLAY (VCR)
CAM.SET UP
(
MV5i MC
CARD CAMERA
IMAGE S.
MV5i MC
CARD PLAY (VCR)
••ON
39)
To turn the image stabilizer off, open the menu and select CAM.SET
UP. Then select IMAGE S. i, set it to OFF and close the menu.
• The i mark disappears from the display when the stabilizer is off.
• The image stabilizer cannot be turned off when the program selector is set to
the [ (Easy Recording) position.
Notes:
• Keep the image stabilizer turned off when the camcorder is mounted on a
tripod.
• The image stabilizer is designed to deal with a normal degree of camcorder
shake.
• The image stabilizer is not as effective as usual during the Low Light and Night
mode.
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Using the Various Recording Programs
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Availability of functions in each recording program
Using the Full
Range of Features
The camcorder provides you with a choice of 8 recording programs. They use
different combinations of camcorder settings in order to adjust the exposure and
other functions to match the recording situation.
• For simple point-and-shoot operation, select the Easy Recording program. Slide
the program selector to the [ position.
• For normal shooting conditions, slide the program selector to Q (program AE)
mode. Open the program menu and select AUTO ( 58).
• For various other recording conditions, the camcorder has 6 more specialised
AE (auto exposure) programs.
Position of
program selector
Recording
Program
Digital Zoom
[(Easy
Recording)
White balance
AE shift
Image stabilizer
(ON/OFF)
Digital effects
Sports Portrait Spotlight
h
Shutter speed
Focus
Auto
Low
Light
h
Night
i
A
h
h
A
h
h
i
ON
i
Sand &
Snow
h
i
h
h*
h
16:9
i
h
Card mix**
i
h
h : Available
i : Not available A : Automatic function only
* You cannot use the multi-image screen in the Night recording program.
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Setting the program AE mode
CAMERA
1.
2.
3.
4.
PLAY (VCR)
MV5i MC
CARD CAMERA
MV5i MC
CARD PLAY (VCR)
Slide the program selector to Q (program AE) mode.
Press the SET button to display the program menu.
Turn the selector dial to move the arrow up or down the display.
Press the SET button to select the desired program.
Using the Full
Range of Features
• The program will appear in the display.
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Notes:
• The name of your selected recording program appears constantly on the left of
the display, with the exception of Auto, which is displayed and then disappears
after 4 seconds.
• Avoid changing programs during recording as the brightness of the image may
change suddenly.
• If you switch the camcorder from the [ program to the Q program, the
camcorder returns to the Auto mode.
• When recording in dark places a bright light in the scene
may cause a vertical light bar (“smear”) to appear. This is a
normal feature of camcorders.
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Easy Recording
The simplest way to use the camcorder is with
the program selector set to the [ position. The
camcorder will take care of focus, exposure and
other adjustments, leaving you free to point and
shoot.
E
[
Auto
This is the same as the Easy Recording program,
except that you now have the option of using any
of the camcorder’s manual functions.
AUTO
This program is useful for recording high-speed
sports scenes in brightly lit conditions. Normal
playback will be slightly jerky, but you will get
clear images which can be analysed frame by
frame during slow or paused playback.
SPORTS
Using the Full
Range of Features
Sports
Portrait
Use this program outdoors to make subjects
stand out from a softened foreground and
background. It works well for still-lives and
close-ups. The effect is most noticeable when
the zoom position is between the middle range
and the telephoto end. Focus manually for
maximum accuracy, and be careful when
recording action scenes, as this program may
cause fast moving objects to shudder.
PORTRAIT
Spotlight
This program is designed for recording spotlit
scenes, such as on a stage. The exposure is
automatically adjusted for glare-free recordings
of subjects lit by a concentrated light source.
SPOTLIGHT
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Sand & Snow
Use this program in places where the
background is so bright that the subject appears
underexposed in the display — a sunny beach or
ski resort, for example. You may notice some
shudder when recording moving subjects.
SAND&SNOW
Using the Full
Range of Features
Low Light
This program allows you to record in dimly lit
places. The shutter speed is fixed at a slow
speed. It is generally best used for close-ups of
slow or stationary subjects, as moving subjects
may leave a trailing after-image. However, you
can take advantage of this to create special
effects, by rapid zooming or by panning along
with a moving subject. Image quality will not be
as good as in normal lighting conditions, and
autofocus may not work as good as in other
modes.
LOW LIGHT
Night
This program automatically adjusts the shutter
speed according to the brightness of the subject
even in dark places (night time, etc.) to shoot
subjects brightly in colour. It is useful when you
record in locations with dark and light places
(such as in amusement parks). When you record
in very dark places:
• Moving subjects may leave a trailing afterimage.
• Though subjects can be shot brightly, picture
quality may not be as good as in normal
lighting.
• White points may appear in the display.
• Autofocus may not work as well as usual (in
this case, adjust the focus manually).
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NIGHT
: You cannot use the Night recording program in CARD CAMERA mode.
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Using Digital Effects
Use the camcorder’s digital effects for more interesting productions.
Faders:
Start or end scenes on a tape with a fade to or from black
( 62). Fade Trigger, Wipe, Corner, Jump, Flip, Puzzle,
Zigzag, Beam, Tide
Effects:
Add flavour to your recordings ( 64).
Art, Black and White, Sepia, Mosaic, Ball, Cube, Wave,
Color Mask, Mirror
Multi-image Screen: Divides the display to show 4, 9 or 16 still images. Has 4
transition speed options: fast, moderate, slow and manual
( 67).
MV5i MC : Only Black and White can be used in CARD CAMERA mode.
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Availability of digital effects by mode
CAMERA
PHOTO
PLAY (VCR)
CARD CAMERA
Faders
h
i
h
i
i
Effects
h
h
h
h*
i
Multi-image
Screen
h
h
h
i
i
i : Not available
MV5i MC
CARD PLAY (VCR)
Using the Full
Range of Features
h : Available
MV5i MC
* : Black and White only
• The types of digital effects you are able to use depends on the setting of the
TAPE/CARD switch, the POWER switch and the recording program.
Notes:
• When you do not want to use digital effects, press the D.EFFECTS SELECT
button and select D.EFFECT | from the digital effects menu. Press the
D.EFFECTS SELECT button to close the menu.
• The camcorder remembers your chosen digital effect setting until you change it.
• Digital effects can be selected but not operated on a blank blue screen (appears
in TAPE PLAY (VCR) mode). The display continues to flash.
• Digital effects operated during TAPE PLAY (VCR) mode are not recorded onto
the original tape.
• Digital effects can be added to another tape when dubbing using the AV out
terminal (TAPE PLAY (VCR) mode), but not the DV out terminal.
• You cannot operate digital effects while photo/date searching.
• If you slide the program selector to [ (Easy Recording) while the digital effect
display is flashing, it will disappear from the display and reappear when you
return to Q (program AE) mode.
• The digital effect display will flash for 2 seconds after setting, even if
DISPLAYS is set to OFF in the menu.
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Faders
Fade Trigger (FADE-T)
The image gradually fades in.
The image
gradually fades out.
Using the Full
Range of Features
Wipe (WIPE)
The image begins as a thin vertical
line in the centre
of the screen and
expands sideways
until it fills
the whole screen.
The image is
wiped off from both sides of
the screen.
Corner Wipe (CORNER)
The image appears from
the corners until it
fills the whole
screen.
The image is
wiped off from the corners
Jump (JUMP)
A small image appears from
the left, jumps into
the centre and
enlarges until it
fills the whole
screen.
Flip (FLIP)
The image flips into the screen.
The image
shrinks, jumps from the
centre to the left and
disappears.
The image flips
out of the screen.
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Faders
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Puzzle (PUZZLE)
The image appears in 16 pieces.
The pieces move
around until
the puzzle is solved.
The image
divides into 16 pieces. The
pieces move around and
disappear.
Zigzag (ZIGZAG)
The image appears in zigzag
from the top
of the screen.
Beam (BEAM)
The screen turns yellow,
forms a beam and
the full image
appears.
Using the Full
Range of Features
White stripes
appear in zigzag from the
bottom of the screen until
they cover the whole image.
A yellow beam
appears in the middle of the
screen and expands until it
covers the whole image.
Tide (TIDE)
The image appears
from both sides
like tides.
The image
disappears from both sides
like tides.
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Effects
MV5i MC
: In CARD CAMERA mode, only Black and White can
be selected.
Colour Masking (COLOR M.)
Mirror
Creates a
symmetrical image as
if there would be a
mirror in the middle
of the screen.
The image becomes a rhombus
through a masking frame that
changes the colours.
Wave (WAVE)
Both ends of the
image sway in waves.
Cube
(CUBE)
Using the Full
Range of Features
The image becomes a
cube and rotates.
Art (ART)
Ball (BALL)
The image
becomes like a
paint
(solarization).
The image
becomes a ball.
Mosaic (MOSAIC)
Black and White
(BLK & WHT)
The image becomes
black and white.
Sepia (SEPIA)
The image becomes
monochrome with a
brownish tint.
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The image is blurred
through enlarging the
size of some pixels.
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Digital effects can be set with the controls on the body of the camcorder or
the wireless controller.
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MENU
SET
D.EFFECTS
ON/OFF
Operating faders
CAMERA
PLAY (VCR)
MV5i MC
CARD CAMERA
MV5i MC
CARD PLAY (VCR)
Select fader
Using the Full
Range of Features
Sound and image fade together.
When operating faders in TAPE CAMERA mode, make sure the program selector
is set to Q.
1. Press the D.EFFECTS SELECT button to open the digital effects
menu.
• D.EFFECT |, FADER, EFFECT and MULTI-S appear.
2. Select FADER.
• The settings appear. Select the setting by turning the selector dial.
3. Select the desired setting.
• You return to the digital effects menu.
4. Press the D.EFFECTS SELECT button to close the menu.
• The name of your selected fader flashes in the display.
Fader on/off
5. Press the D.EFFECTS ON/OFF button.
• The name of your selection stops flashing.
• Each time you press the ON/OFF button, the chosen fader is activated
(display lights continuously) or deactivated (display flashes).
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6. If you’re in TAPE CAMERA mode:
Fade in- Press the start/stop button.
Fade out- Press the start/stop button.
If you’re in TAPE PLAY (VCR) mode:
Fade in- Press the e (play) button.
Fade out- Press the a (pause) button.
Operating effects
Sound records/plays back normally.
*
Using the Full
Range of Features
CAMERA
PLAY (VCR)
MV5i MC
CARD CAMERA
MV5i MC
CARD PLAY (VCR)
* Make sure the program selector is set to Q.
Select effect
1. Press the D.EFFECTS SELECT button to open the digital effects
menu.
• D.EFFECT |, FADER, EFFECT and MULTI-S appear.
2. Select EFFECT.
• The settings appear. Select the setting by turning the selector dial.
3. Select the desired setting.
• You return to the digital effects menu.
4. Press the D.EFFECTS SELECT button to close the menu.
• The menu disappears and the name of your selected setting flashes in the
display.
Effect on/off
5. If you’re in TAPE PLAY (VCR) mode, press the e (play) button.
6. Press the D.EFFECTS ON/OFF button.
• The name of your selection stops flashing and takes effect on the display.
• Each time you press the D.EFFECTS ON/OFF button, the chosen effect is
activated or deactivated.
CAMERA
PLAY (VCR)
MV5i MC
CARD CAMERA
MV5i MC
CARD PLAY (VCR)
1. Press the D.EFFECTS SELECT button.
• BLK&WHT flashes in the display.
2. Press the D.EFFECTS ON/OFF button.
• The effect is activated and the image appears in black and white.
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Using the Multi-Image Screen
Divides your display image into 4, 9 or 16 smaller images with the Image Capture
feature. With this feature, the camcorder captures the current scene being shot or
replayed. Choose the transition speed — manual, fast (every 4 frames), moderate
(every 6 frames*) or slow (every 8 frames*) — at which to capture a moving
subject, such as a person playing tennis or golf. Sound is recorded normally.
* In Low Light mode: moderate (every 8 frames), slow (every 12 frames)
4 images
9 images
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16 images
Operating the multi-image screen
CAMERA
PLAY (VCR)
MV5i MC
CARD CAMERA
Using the Full
Range of Features
In TAPE PLAY (VCR) mode, you can only operate the multi-image screen in the
following playback modes:
When M.S.SPEED is set to MANUAL: Still image playback, slow forward/reverse
playback
When M.S.SPEED is set to FAST, MODERATE or SLOW: Still image playback
*
MV5i MC
CARD PLAY (VCR)
* Make sure the program selector is set to Q and any program other than the Night
recording program.
Select multi-image screen
1. Press the D.EFFECTS SELECT button to open the digital effects
menu.
• D.EFFECT |, FADER, EFFECT and MULTI-S appear.
2. Select MULTI-S.
• M.S. SPEED and M.S. SPLIT settings appear.
3. Select M.S. SPEED.
• MANUAL, FAST, MODERATE and SLOW settings appear.
4. Select the desired setting.
• You return to the digital effects menu.
5. Select MULTI-S again.
• M.S. SPEED and M.S. SPLIT settings appear.
6. Select M.S.SPLIT.
• 4, 9, 16 settings appear.
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7. Select the desired setting.
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• You return to the digital effects menu.
8. Press the D.EFFECTS SELECT button to close the menu.
• The digital effects menu disappears.
• MULTI-S flashes in the display.
Multi-image screen on/off
Using the Full
Range of Features
9. Press the D.EFFECTS ON/OFF button.
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• MULTI-S stops flashing.
• Manual: As you press the D.EFFECTS ON/OFF button, scenes will be
captured one after another in the indicated number of times. If you push and
hold the D.EFFECTS ON/OFF button for more than a second, the last
image captured will be erased.
• The image currently being recorded is framed in blue. The frame disappears
after the last image is captured.
• Automatic: The camcorder will capture the indicated number of images at
the indicated speed.
10.Press the start/stop button to begin recording.
• The multi-image screen is recorded to the tape.
Notes:
• You can operate the multi-image screen from record or record pause mode.
• After all the images have been captured, press the D.EFFECTS ON/OFF button
quickly to cancel the multi-image screen.
• If you are operating the multi-image screen in TAPE PLAY (VCR) mode and
you stop or pause the tape, or press any other playback button or the date/photo
search button, the multi-image screen will be cancelled.
• You cannot use digital zoom or the 16:9 mode when the multi-image screen is
set. The display becomes “– – –”.
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Audio Recording
Selecting the audio mode
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The comcorder can record sound in two audio modes — 16-bit and 12-bit. The
16-bit mode produces the higher sound quality (slightly superior to CD) while the
12-bit mode records on 2 channels (stereo 1), leaving 2 channels free (stereo 2)
for you to add new sound at a later time.
CAMERA
MV5i/MV5i MC
PLAY (VCR)
VCR SET UP
(
MV5i MC
CARD CAMERA
MV5i MC
CARD PLAY (VCR)
AUDIO MODE••12bit
39)
To switch to the 16-bit mode, open the menu and select VCR SET UP.
Then select AUDIO MODE, set it to “16 bit” and close the menu.
• “16 bit” is shown in the display for approximately 4 seconds.
Using the Full
Range of Features
Notes:
• For details on adding new sound, see p. 97.
• For details of playing back a tape that has new sound on stereo 2, see p. 103.
• MV5i/MV5i MC When you record to the MV5i/MV5i MC from a camcorder with
DV terminal outputs, the audio mode becomes automatically set to 12 bit.
• In TAPE PLAY (VCR) mode, the audio mode takes effect when doing analog
line-in recording or AV insert. When you do DV in recording, the setting
automatically changes to that of the digital device connected to the camcorder.
External microphone
For greater creative control over audio recording, you can connect an external
microphone to the camcorder via the MIC terminal. When using the MIC terminal,
use a microphone with a built-in power supply (condenser microphone). It is
possible to connect almost any stereo microphone with a plug diameter of 3.5 mm
(1/8 in), however, their audio levels will be different from that of the built-in
microphone.
Attach the microphone to the optional SA-1 Adapter Bracket.
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Note:
• When using an external microphone, use a microphone cable not longer than 3
meters to avoid electromagnetic interference.
Wind screen
The camcorder has an automatic wind screen to prevent wind noise from
interfering with the sound track. Make sure it’s off when you want the
microphone to be as sensitive as possible. Use the wind screen when recording in
windy places such as the beach or near buildings.
CAMERA
VCR SET UP
Using the Full
Range of Features
(
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PLAY (VCR)
MV5i MC
CARD CAMERA
MV5i MC
CARD PLAY (VCR)
WIND SCREEN••OFF
39)
To turn it on, open the menu and select VCR SET UP. Then select
WIND SCREEN, set it to ON and close the menu.
• WS O is shown in the display when you turn the wind screen on.
Notes:
• The wind screen can be used for audio dubbing with the built-in microphone in
TAPE PLAY (VCR) mode as well as recording (when AUDIO DUB. is set to
MIC. IN in VCR SET UP submenu).
• The wind screen does not operate when an external microphone is connected to
the MIC terminal.
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Setting the Self-Timer
Still images 2
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For movies
2, 3
START
/STOP PHOTO
SELF
TIMER MENU
1
This is useful when you want to include yourself in the picture when recording
movies or still images to a tape or memory card.
PLAY (VCR)
CAM. SET UP
(
MV5i MC
CARD CAMERA
MV5i MC
CARD PLAY (VCR)
SELF-TIMER••OFF
39)
1. Open the menu, select VCR SET UP and set the SELF-TIMER to
ON
or
press the SELF TIMER button on the wireless controller.
• SELF-T appears in the display.
• To have the subject monitor recording, rotate the LCD panel 180° (
Using the Full
Range of Features
CAMERA
27).
For movies
2. Press the start/stop button.
• The camcorder starts to record after a 10-second countdown period (or after
2 seconds when you use the wireless controller). The time remaining counts
down in the display (e.g. “5 SEC”).
• SELF-T disappears from the display when recording begins.
• The tally lamp starts flashing.
3. Press the start/stop button to end recording.
For still images
2. Press a PHOTO button on the camcorder body or the wireless
controller.
• The camcorder automatically adjusts the focus 2 seconds before the
countdown is complete. The F mark flashes white then turns green after the
focus and exposure are set. If you are using the wireless controller, the F
mark starts flashing immediately after you press the PHOTO button.
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• The camcorder takes the still image for approximately 6 seconds.
• If you’re in TAPE CAMERA mode, the camcorder returns to record pause
mode after recording to a tape. MV5i MC If you’re in CARD CAMERA
mode, the image that has been recorded appears after recording onto a
memory card.
Using the Full
Range of Features
Notes:
• To cancel the self-timer setting, set the SELF-TIMER to OFF through the
menu, or press the SELF-TIMER button on the wireless controller.
• To cancel the countdown of the self-timer, press the START/STOP button
(when recording a movie) or PHOTO button (when recording a still image).
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Adjusting AE Shift
By controlling the level of the automatic exposure (AE) function, you can lighten
or darken the image slightly. This allows you to compensate for backlit,
overexposed scenes.
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1,3
2
CAMERA
PLAY (VCR)
MV5i MC
MV5i MC
CARD PLAY (VCR)
Make sure the program selector is set to Q .
1. Press the SET button and select any recording program other than
Spotlight, Sand & Snow or Night from the program menu.
2. Press the EXP button.
• eAE ±0 appears light blue.
Using the Full
Range of Features
CARD CAMERA
3. Turn the selector dial to choose your desired level.
• Levels are from –2 to +2, in 0.25 intervals (excluding –1.75 and +1.75).
• The higher the setting, the brighter the image.
Notes:
• You cannot adjust the exposure without the e mark before AE in the display.
Press the EXP button so that e appears before AE. Then you can adjust the
exposure manually.
• You cannot adjust the AE Shift when the camcorder is set to [ (Easy
Recording), the Spotlight, the Sand & Snow or Night recording program.
• To cancel AE shift, set it to ± and press the EXP button.
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Setting the Shutter Speed
Set the shutter speed manually to take stable shots of quickly moving subjects.
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CAM.SET UP
(
MV5i MC
CARD PLAY (VCR)
SHUTTER•••••AUTO
Make sure the camcorder is set to the Q (program AE) mode.
Press the SET button and choose AUTO from the program menu.
Open the menu and select CAM.SET UP.
Select SHUTTER.
Press the SET button to select the desired shutter speed.
TAPE
CARD
AUTO
AUTO
1/50
1/120
1/250
1/500
1/1000
1/2000
•
MV5i MC
slower
MV5i MC
1/50
1/120
1/250
faster
Only shutter speeds up to 1/250 are available when using a memory
card.
6. Close the menu.
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CARD CAMERA
39)
Using the Full
Range of Features
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
MV5i MC
PLAY (VCR)
CAMERA
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Guidelines for shooting using high shutter speeds
• When shooting with a shutter speed of 1/1000 or higher, do not shoot the sun
directly.
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Recommended shutter speeds when shooting:
1/2000
• Moving cars or trains or other
rapidly moving vehicles such as
roller coasters
1/1000, 1/500 or
1/250
• People doing indoor sports such as
basketball
1/120
Notes:
• You are unable to set the shutter speed in any recording program other than
AUTO.
• The image may not appear smooth when a high shutter speed is set.
• The camcorder returns to the auto shutter setting when you slide the program
selector to [ (Easy Recording), or change the recording program.
• MV5i MC If you set the shutter speed to 1/500 or above in TAPE CAMERA mode
and then switch the camcorder to CARD CAMERA mode, the shutter speed will
automatically change to 1/250.
Using the Full
Range of Features
• People doing outdoor sports such as
golf or tennis
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Adjusting Focus Manually
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The camcorder focuses automatically. All you have to do is point and the subject
in the centre of the screen will usually be in sharp focus. It may happen that a
subject is not suitable for autofocus. Use the manual focusing function to adjust
the focus.
1. Press the FOCUS button to turn the autofocus off.
• The focus remains locked at the point set by autofocus.
2. Use the selector dial to set the focus.
Using the Full
Range of Features
• Turn the selector dial downward to move the focus farther away.
• Turn the selector dial upwards to bring the focus nearer.
• If you zoom in on your subject after turning off the autofocus, it may not
stay in focus. It is generally best to adjust the zoom first and then the focus.
Notes:
• If the e icon is shown before AE the focus cannot be adjusted manually. Press
the focus button again to bring the e icon before M.FOCUS.
• The camcorder will return to autofocus when selecting the [ (Easy Recording)
program.
• Autofocus can not be turned off in [ (Easy Recording) program.
• See “Troubleshooting” on p. 158 for a list of subjects that may not be suitable
for autofocus.
Infinity Focus
Use this function when you wish to focus on faraway subjects such as mountains
or fireworks.
Press the focus button more than 3 seconds in step 2 above to record in infinity
focus mode. The MF∞ icon will appear on the display.
∞ will disappear when you operate the zoom or the selector dial and the
camcorder will change to manual focus.
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Setting the White Balance
The camcorder’s auto white balance
system compensates for a wide range of
lighting conditions. Although slight
variations are unavoidable, colours will
appear natural in virtually every
situation.
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PLAY (VCR)
CAMERA
CAM.SET UP
(
1.
2.
3.
4.
MV5i MC
CARD CAMERA
MV5i MC
CARD PLAY (VCR)
Using the Full
Range of Features
In some cases, you will get better
results by setting the white balance
yourself, or using one of the two preset
modes:
T Indoor Mode
• Under halogen or studio/video
lighting
• Subject is of one dominant colour
• Close-ups
U Outdoor mode
• In daylight, especially for closeups and where the subject is of
one dominant colour
WHITE BAL.••AUTO
39)
Make sure the camcorder is set to the Q (program AE) mode.
Open the menu and select CAM.SET UP.
Select WHITE BAL.
a) For the indoor, outdoor or auto settings, press the SET button to
choose the setting.
• T/U appears in the display when you set the white balance to
indoor/outdoor mode.
b) To set the white balance yourself, point the camcorder at a white
object (such as a sheet of paper) and zoom in until it fills the
display. Then press the SET button to select SET W.
• Make sure to continue pointing the camcorder at the white object until
you have finished setting the white balance.
• The W display flashes then remains lit.
• Depending on the light source, the flashing may at times continue. The
result will remain better than with the auto setting and you can continue
recording.
5. Close the menu.
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Setting the white balance manually will probably work better
than auto white balance when shooting:
Subjects with one dominant colour, such as sky, sea or forest
Close-ups
Using the Full
Range of Features
In rapidly changing lighting conditions
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In places lit by certain types of fluorescent or mercury vapour
lights
Notes:
• Turn the digital zoom off (if necessary) to set a more accurate white balance.
• If you have set the white balance and lighting conditions change, reset the white
balance.
• Try to record with light from a single source. Correct white balance cannot be
obtained for two types of lighting at once.
• You cannot set the white balance or choose the indoor/outdoor mode when the
program selector is set to the [ (Easy Recording) program.
• The white balance returns to the AUTO setting when you slide the program
selector to [ (Easy Recording).
• When you turn the camcorder on, the white balance returns to AUTO. If you
then switch the white balance to SET, the camcorder will remember your last
setting.
• During normal outdoor shooting, setting to AUTO may provide better results.
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Enlarging the Image during Playback
You can enlarge the image by 2 times during TAPE PLAY (VCR) mode ( MV5i MC
: and CARD PLAY (VCR) mode). You can also move the image up, down, to the
right or left.
• MV5i MC Movies played back from a memory card cannot be enlarged.
CAMERA
PLAY (VCR)
MV5i MC
CARD CAMERA
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MV5i MC
CARD PLAY (VCR)
During Playback
1. Move the zoom lever toward T.
• The image is magnified by 2 times.
2. Move the image to the right and left.
• Turn the selector dial up to move the image to the left, down to move the
image to the right.
Using the Full
Range of Features
3. Move the image up and down
• Press the SET button first. Turn the selector dial up to move the image up,
and down to move the image down.
• Pressing the SET button will switch the direction between right and left, up
and down.
4. To cancel, move the zoom lever toward W.
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Displaying Date,Time and Camcorder Data (Data Code)
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A data code, containing the date and time the recording was made and other
camcorder data (shutter speed and exposure settings) is automatically recorded on
a special data section of the tape.
• MV5i MC Only the date and time appear in the data code when using a memory
card.
Using the Full
Range of Features
DATA
CODE
During TAPE PLAY (VCR) mode, the data code can be displayed or hidden while
the camcorder is in play, slow or still mode.
Camcorder data may be displayed as “– – –” during fast forward, rewind, reverse
playback, forward and reverse ×2 playback.
Press the DATA CODE button. When using a cassette, press it while
the camcorder is in play, slow or still mode.
• Press it once to display, once more to hide it.
Selecting date/time
Select whether you want the date, the time, or both to show up on your data code
display.
CAMERA
PLAY (VCR)
DISP.SET UP
(
MV5i MC
CARD CAMERA
MV5i MC
CARD PLAY (VCR)
D/TIME SEL.•DATE & TIME
39)
To change the date and time combination, open the menu and select
DISP.SET UP. Then select D/TIME SEL, set it to DATE, TIME or
DATE & TIME and close the menu.
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Setting the data code
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You can also choose to display camcorder data (shutter speed and exposure
settings) in the data code.
CAMERA
PLAY (VCR)
DISP.SET UP
(
MV5i MC
MV5i MC
CARD CAMERA
CARD PLAY (VCR)
DATA CODE•••DATE/TIME
39)
To change, open the menu and select DISP.SET UP. Then select DATA
CODE, set it to DATE/TIME, CAMERA DATA or CAM. & D/T and
close the menu.
Possible data code combinations for tapes:
Date
Time
Date & Time
Date/Time
Camera data
Date/Time &
Camera data
1.JAN.2002
F11
1/250
F11
1/250
1.JAN.2002
12:00:00 AM
F11
1/250
F11
1/250
12:00:00 AM
12:00 AM
1.JAN.2002
F11
1/250
F11
1/250
12:00 AM
1.JAN.2002
Using the Full
Range of Features
DATA CODE
(tape only)
D/TIME SEL.
Notes:
• The data code will read “– – –” in the following situations:
– During playback of a blank section of tape.
– If the tape was recorded before entering the date and time in the camcorder’s
memory.
– If the tape was recorded on a camcorder without a data code function.
– If noise or tape damage prevents the data code from being read.
• If a recording made on MV5/MV5i/MV5i MC is played back on a different DV
camcorder, the data code may not be displayed correctly.
• The data code will appear in the display even if DISPLAYS ( 165) has been
set to OFF through the menu.
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Six-second auto date
The 6-second auto date appears for 6 seconds to mark the changeover of a day if
the tape was being recorded at 12:00 midnight. It also appears for 6 seconds when
you start playback and have the data code turned off. The 6-second auto date will
adjust for any time zone changes you have indicated.
CAMERA
PLAY (VCR)
DISP.SET UP
(
MV5i MC
MV5i MC
CARD CAMERA
CARD PLAY (VCR)
6SEC. DATE•••OFF
39)
Using the Full
Range of Features
To turn the 6-second auto date on, open the menu and select
DISP.SET UP. Then select 6SEC. DATE, set it to ON and close the
menu.
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Note:
• When 6SEC.DATE is turned on but DISPLAYS (
second auto date will still appear for 6 seconds.
165) is turned off, the six-
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Searching the Tape (Photo Search/Date Search)
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ZERO SET SEARCH
MEMORY SELECT
AUDIO
DUB.
REW
PLAY
FF
AV
INSERT
–/
STOP
+/
REMOTE SET PAUSE
SLOW
×2
This allows you to move quickly through still images recorded anywhere on a tape
(photo search) or between different days or areas of recording (date search) on a
tape.
CAMERA
PLAY (VCR)
MV5i MC
MV5i MC
CARD PLAY (VCR)
1. Press the SEARCH SELECT button to choose between photo/date
search.
• PHOTO SEARCH or DATE SEARCH is shown in the display for 4 seconds.
2. Press the - and + buttons to move backwards or forwards
through the still images or between different days of recording.
Using the Full
Range of Features
CARD CAMERA
• Press once to move to the start of the previous/next still image or day on the
tape.
• You can press more than once to move to the corresponding still image or
day (up to a maximum of 10 times), e.g. press the + button 5 times to
move forward 5 still images or days.
• PHOTO SEARCH/DATE SEARCH appears in the middle of the display
alongside the - or + mark and number to search through. You can
change direction easily by pressing the button for the opposite direction.
Notes:
• Press 3 (stop) to stop mid-search.
• If you begin a search very close to the start of a recorded still image during
photo search, the camcorder may skip straight past it.
• When you have set the area for the World Clock, date search also looks for the
change in date based on the adjusted time.
• A date/area cannot be identified if the total recording time on that day/area was
less than 1 minute.
• Date search playback may start just before or after the beginning of the located
section.
• If the data code is not displayed correctly you will not be able to operate the
date search correctly.
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Returning to a Pre-Marked Position
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ZERO SET SEARCH
MEMORY SELECT
AUDIO
DUB.
REW
PLAY
FF
AV
INSERT
–/
STOP
+/
REMOTE SET PAUSE
SLOW
×2
Use the wireless controller to mark a point on a tape that you want to return to
following playback.
Using the Full
Range of Features
CAMERA
PLAY (VCR)
MV5i MC
CARD CAMERA
MV5i MC
CARD PLAY (VCR)
1. Press the ZERO SET MEMORY button on the wireless controller
during playback at a point you want to return to later.
• The time code is replaced by a tape counter that is set to zero with the Â
indication.
• Press the ZERO SET MEMORY button once more to cancel the zero set
memory.
2. When you have finished playback, fast forward or rewind the tape.
The tape stops automatically when it reaches the zero set position.
• RTN1 or `RTN appears in the display.
• The tape counter with  indication disappears from the display and the time
code reappears.
Notes:
• The zero set memory may not function correctly where there is a break between
recordings on the tape.
• You can also use zero set memory to mark a position on a tape in TAPE
CAMERA mode. When you then play back the tape, pressing rewind will take
you back to the pre-marked position.
• If you remove the tape while the zero set memory is set, the memory is
cancelled and the tape counter reverts to time code.
• The camcorder remembers your setting even if you turn it off and back on again
or move the program selector.
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Editing to a VCR
By connecting the camcorder to a VCR, you can edit your recordings in order to
remove unwanted scenes — or combine different shots to create your own video
productions.
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Preparations
1. Connect the camcorder to the VCR.
• See “Connections for Playback on a TV Screen” on p. 32.
2. Prepare the TV and VCR.
• Turn on the TV and set the TV/VIDEO selector to VIDEO.
• Turn on the VCR, and set its input selector to LINE. Load a blank cassette,
and put the VCR in record pause mode.
• See your TV and VCR instruction manuals for details.
3. Turn the camcorder’s POWER switch to PLAY (VCR) (
move the camcorder’s TAPE/CARD switch to TAPE).
MV5i MC
• Make sure the AV/headphone terminal is set to AV through the menu (
If PHONES appears in the display, switch the terminal.
and
32).
4. Load your recorded cassette.
Editing
Editing
1. Find a point on your recorded cassette slightly before the section
you want to copy.
2. Start to play it back while you monitor the picture on the TV.
3. Start recording on the VCR as soon as the section you want to copy
appears on the screen.
4. Pause the VCR at the end of the section you want to copy, then stop
playback on the camcorder.
5. Repeat steps 1 to 4 until your edited recording is complete.
Note:
• The quality of the edited tape will be slightly lower than that of the original.
m (LANC) terminal
The m terminal allows you to connect the
camcorder to equipment. Some buttons on
editing equipment may operate differently
from those on the camcorder.
Notes:
• m (LANC) is a trademark. It stands for Local Application Control Bus System.
• We cannot guarantee the results when connecting to equipment not bearing the
LANC m symbol.
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Dubbing to/from a Tape with Digital Video Equipment
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Dubbing from a Cassette with Digital Video Equipment
Digital video equipment fitted with the DV terminal allows you to edit, copy
and transfer data digitally, with virtually no loss in image and sound quality.
: Signal flow
Side with arrow
Preparations
1. Connect the camcorder and the other digital device.
• Connect the CV-150F DV cable (optional) with the sides of the plugs
marked with the arrows facing as shown above.
2. Prepare the other device.
Editing
• Turn on the power and load a blank cassette.
3. Turn the camcorder’s POWER switch to PLAY (VCR) and load
a recorded cassette.
Dubbing
1. Find a point on your recorded tape slightly before the section
you want to dub.
2. Press the camcorder’s PLAY button.
• Playback starts.
3. Start recording on the other device as the section you want to
copy appears on the screen.
4. When you get to the point where you want to stop dubbing,
press the STOP button or the PAUSE button.
Notes:
• Blanks between recordings on the playback tape are recorded as anomalous
images on the tape that is being recorded to.
• It is not possible to add digital effects during DV dubbing.
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MV5i / MV5i MC
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Dubbing to/from a Tape with Digital Video Equipment
The MV5i and MV5i MC are equipped with the DV recording function. The
MV5i and MV5i MC are only available in certain areas.
Digital video equipment fitted with the DV terminal lets you edit, copy and
transfer data digitally, with virtually no generation loss in image and sound
quality. The DV terminal is for both line-in and line-out, since a single DV
cable can handle data in both directions.
• If a digital VCR is connected and an anomalous signal is sent from the
VCR, the images recorded on the tape may also be anomalous (although it
may not appear so on the TV image), or not recorded at all.
• You are unable to dub tapes recorded with the copyright protective signal.
: Signal flow
REC SEARCH
PAUSE SELECT
ZERO SET
MEMORY REW
PLAY
FF
AUDIO
DUB.
STOP
+/
–/
AV
INSERT PAUSE
SLOW
×2
Editing
Side with arrow
Preparations
Example dubbing to the camcorder
1. Connect the camcorder and the other digital device.
• Connect the Canon CV-150F DV cable (optional) with the sides of the
plugs marked with the arrows facing as shown above.
2. Prepare the other device.
• Turn on the power and load a recorded cassette.
3. Turn the camcorder’s POWER switch to PLAY (VCR) ( MV5i MC
and move the camcorder’s TAPE/CARD switch to TAPE).
• DV IN appears in the display.
4. Load a blank cassette.
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Dubbing
1. Find a point on your recorded tape slightly before the section
you want to copy and set it to playback pause mode.
2. Press the REC PAUSE button on the wireless controller.
• The camcorder enters record pause mode.
3. Start playback on the other digital device while you monitor the
picture.
4. Press the pause button.
• Recording starts.
5. When you get to the point where you want to stop recording,
press the stop button or the pause button.
• Recording stops.
6. Stop playback on the other device.
Editing
Notes:
• Blanks between recordings on the playback tape are recorded as anomalous
images on the tape that is being recorded to.
• When dubbing to a Cassette with digital video equipment, be sure to set AV
\ DV OUT to OFF in the menu.
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Concerning copyrighting
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Copyright precaution
Certain pre-recorded video tapes, films and other materials, as well as some
television programmes are copyrighted. Unauthorized recording of these materials
may violate copyright protection laws.
Copyright signals
When playing back:
If you try to play back a tape that contains copyright control signals for the
protection of software, “COPYRIGHT PROTECTED PLAYBACK IS
RESTRICTED” appears in the display for a few seconds and then the camcorder
displays a blank blue screen; you cannot view the contents of the tape.
When recording:
If you try to record from software that contains copyright control signals for the
protection of software, “COPYRIGHT PROTECTED DUBBING RESTRICTED”
appears in the display; you cannot record the contents of the software.
You cannot record copyright protection signals to a tape using this camcorder.
Editing
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Recording from a VCR, TV or Analog
Camcorder (Analog Line-in)
MV5i/MV5i MC
You can record a video played on your VCR or analog camcorder (for digital
camcorders, see p. 86) or a TV program onto a tape in the MV5i/MV5i MC, if the
TV or other device has audio/video outputs.
• If an anomalous signal is sent from the TV or VCR, the images recorded on the
tape may also be anomalous (although it may not appear so on the TV image),
not recorded at all, or COPYRIGHT PROTECTED DUBBING RESTRICTED
may appear in the display.
• You are unable to dub tapes recorded with the copyright protective signal.
• For higher picture quality, we recommend using the S-150 S-video cable when
doing analog line-in recording.
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REC SEARCH
PAUSE SELECT
ZERO SET
MEMORY REW
PLAY
AUDIO
DUB.
STOP
–/
AV
INSERT PAUSE
: Signal flow
SLOW
OUTPUT
S-150 S-video Cable
S(S1)-VIDEO
VIDEO
AUDIO
L
STV-250N Stereo Video Cable
Editing
R
You cannot use headphones while doing analog line-in recording. If you have the
AV/headphones terminal set to headphones, it will automatically switch to AV for
analog line-in recording. PHONES disappears from the display.
Preparations
Example recording from a VCR
1. Connect the camcorder to the VCR.
2. Prepare the device.
• Set the TV/Video selector on the television to Video. For further details, see
“Connections for Playback on a TV Screen” on p. 33.
• Turn on the VCR. Load your recorded cassette, and put the VCR in playback
pause mode.
• See your TV and VCR instruction manuals for details.
3. Turn the camcorder’s POWER switch to PLAY(VCR) (
move the camcorder’s TAPE/CARD switch to TAPE).
4. Load a blank cassette.
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Dubbing
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1. Find a point on your recorded tape slightly before the section you
want to copy and set it to playback pause mode.
2. Press the REC PAUSE button on the wireless controller.
• S-video and AV IN/OUT terminals work as input terminals.
• The camcorder enters record pause mode.
3. Start playback on the other device or turn on the TV to see the
desired program while you monitor the picture.
4. Press the pause button.
• Recording starts.
5. When you get to the point where you want to stop recording, press
the stop button or the pause button.
• Recording stops.
6. Stop playback on the other device.
Note:
• You can monitor the picture in the viewfinder or LCD screen.
Editing
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Digitally Outputting Analog Video and
Audio Signals (Analog-Digital Converter)
MV5i/MV5i MC
Connecting the camcorder to your VCR or 8 mm video camera allows conversion
of recorded analog video and audio signals to digital signals in an instant. The
digital signals can be output to the other equipment with a DV terminal. The
camcorder’s DV terminal works exclusively as an output terminal.
• There may be cases where analog-digital conversion cannot be done properly,
depending on the signals output from the connected equipment.
For example: Signals that include the copyright protective signal, or anomalous
signals such as ones that include ghost signals, etc.
• You cannot use your headphones during digital conversion. Even if the
AV/headphone terminal is set to “PHONES” through the menu, it will
automatically be set to “AV”, and “PHONES” will disappear from the display.
• You are recommended to use power from a household power socket with the
power adapter.
• Do not operate with a cassette inserted to the camcorder.
• Turn off the power of all equipment before performing connections.
• Refer also to the instruction manuals of the other equipment connected.
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: Signal flow
S-150
S-Video Cable
OUTPUT
S(S1)-VIDEO
Editing
VIDEO
STV-250N
Stereo Video Cable
AUDIO
L
R
Side with arrow
CV-150F DV Cable
Above illustration shows the connection using a S-video cable. You can also
connect to the VIDEO terminal instead ( 34).
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Turning the analog-digital converter on
CAMERA
VCR.SET UP
(
MV5i MC
PLAY (VCR)
CARD CAMERA
AV
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MV5i MC
CARD PLAY (VCR)
DV OUT•••OFF
39)
To turn the analog-digital converter on, open the menu and select
VCR SET UP. Then select AV \ DV OUT, set it to ON and close the
menu.
Cautions:
• For normal use, set AV \ DV OUT to OFF through the menu. If it is set to
ON, you cannot input digital signals through the camcorder’s DV terminal.
• When connecting to a PC equipped with a DV terminal, you may not be able to
transfer converted signals to your PC, depending on the software you are using,
and the specifications of your PC and its settings.
Editing
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Recording Over Existing Scenes (AV Insert Editing)
You can insert new scenes from your VCR or another camcorder onto your prerecorded tape using the MV5i/MV5i MC’s analog line-in or DV in terminals.
Original video and audio will be replaced with the new video and audio.
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Scene to be inserted
The playback tape
Insert start point
Insert end point
Before inserting
The tape in the
camcorder
After inserting
The tape in the
camcorder
Editing
The video and audio of the new scene replace that of the old.
: Signal flow
OUTPUT
S-150 S-video Cable
S(S1)-VIDEO
VIDEO
STV-250N
Stereo Video Cable
AUDIO
L
R
ZERO SET SEARCH
MEMORY SELECT
AUDIO
DUB.
REW
PLAY
FF
AV
INSERT
–/
STOP
+/
REMOTE SET PAUSE
Side with arrow
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Preparations
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The tape in the MV5i/MV5i MC:
When using the MV5i/MV5i MC’s AV insert function, only record to tapes
recorded in SP mode.
If there are non-recorded portions or portions recorded in LP mode on the tape,
recording will stop.
The playback tape:
Use only tapes without non-recorded portions.
If there are non-recorded portions or changes in the recording mode, you may not
be able to insert AV correctly.
You cannot insert AV in the following cases:
• The playback tape has been poorly recorded.
• During special playback: fast forward playback, rewind playback or slow
playback etc. (analog only).
TV:
You cannot insert AV from a TV program with anomalous synchronized signals,
such as when the program itself received poor signals.
1. Connect the camcorder to the VCR.
2. Prepare the VCR and TV.
Editing
Example recording from a VCR
• Set the TV/Video selector on the television to Video. For further details, see
“Connections for Playback on a TV Screen” on p. 33.
• Turn on the VCR and load a recorded cassette.
• See TV and VCR instruction manuals for details.
3. Turn the camcorder’s POWER switch to PLAY (VCR) and load a
recorded cassette. ( MV5i MC Move the camcorder’s TAPE/CARD
switch to TAPE.)
• Make sure the REC/SAVE tab on the cassette has been slid to REC (closed
position).
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Editing
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1. On the VCR, locate a point 3 seconds before the scene to be
inserted. Set the VCR to playback pause mode.
2. On the camcorder, press PLAY and locate the recording start
point. Set the camcorder to playback pause mode.
• You can use the playback buttons on the body of the camcorder or the
special playback functions on the wireless controller in the same way as in
playback mode.
3. Press the AV INSERT button.
• AV INSERT and 2a appear in the display.
4. Play back the tape in the VCR.
5. To start inserting, press the PAUSE button on the camcorder.
• 2a changes to 2.
6. To stop inserting, press the STOP button on the camcorder.
Editing
• Inserting stops and AV INSERT disappears from the display. The camcorder
returns to stop mode.
• If instead of pressing STOP you press PAUSE, the camcorder returns to the
AV insert pause mode.
• If you set the zero set memory at the position on the tape where you want to
stop inserting, every time you return to that point, the camcorder will cancel
its AV inserting and enter stop mode.
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7. Stop playback on the VCR.
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Audio Dubbing
MV 5
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You can add sound to the original sound on a pre-recorded tape with the
internal or an external microphone. The original sound will not be erased.
For best results, add sound to tapes that have been recorded with this
camcorder in SP mode with 12-bit sound. Dubbing will stop if there are nonrecorded portions on the tape, portions recorded in a mode other than SP
mode, with 16-bit or 12-bit 4-channel sound. It is not possible to dub audio
onto a tape recorded with 12-bit and 16-bit sound intermingled.
To connect an external microphone:
Editing
Notes:
• When you add sound using the built-in microphone, make sure not to
connect any cables to the MIC terminal.
• To use your TV to monitor video, connect the S-video terminal ( 34) or
the AV terminal (use only the video plug) to your TV. You can monitor the
sound with headphones ( 32).
Preparations
Turn the camcorder’s POWER switch to PLAY (VCR) and load a recorded
cassette.
• Make sure the REC/SAVE tab on the cassette has been slid to REC (closed
position).
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Dubbing
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ZERO SET SEARCH
MEMORY SELECT
AUDIO
DUB.
REW
PLAY
FF
AV
INSERT
–/
STOP
+/
REMOTE SET PAUSE
SLOW
×2
Do not connect/disconnect any cables to/from the camcorder when dubbing
audio or preparing to dub audio.
1. Locate the point where you want to start audio dubbing, then
press the PAUSE button.
• You can use the playback buttons on the body of the camcorder or the
special playback functions on the wireless controller in the same way as
in playback mode.
• The camcorder becomes set to playback pause mode.
2. Press the AUDIO DUB. button.
Editing
• AUDIO DUB. and
appear on the display.
3. Press the PAUSE button.
• Audio dubbing starts.
• Direct your voice into the microphone.
•
changes to .
4. When you get to the point where you want to stop dubbing,
press the STOP button.
• Audio dubbing stops and AUDIO DUB. disappears from the display.
• The camcorder returns to stop mode.
• You can also set the zero set memory ( 84) at the place you want to
stop audio dubbing, then every time you return to that position, audio
dubbing will stop.
• If instead of pressing STOP you press PAUSE, the camcorder will
return to the playback pause mode.
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Notes:
• You cannot use the DV terminal while adding sound.
• You might want to adjust the audio mix ( 103) when playing back a tape
with added sound.
• There may be a loss of sound quality if you add sound to a tape recorded
on a camcorder other than the MV5.
• After adding sound for 3 or more times to the same place on the tape, there
may be some loss in sound quality.
Editing
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You can add sound to the original sound on a pre-recorded tape from audio
products (AUDIO IN) or with the internal or external microphone (MIC. IN).
The original sound will not be erased. For best results, add sound to tapes that
have been recorded with this camcorder in SP mode with 12-bit sound. If
there are non-recorded portions on the tape, or portions recorded in a mode
other than SP mode, or with 16-bit or 12-bit, 4-channel sound, dubbing will
stop. If your tape hasn’t been recorded in SP mode with 12-bit sound, we
recommend dubbing your original tape onto a blank tape using the
MV5i/MV5i MC’s analog line-in function, then dubbing audio onto the new
tape. Make absolutely sure to set the audio mode of the new tape to 12-bit
and the recording mode to SP.
To connect other audio equipment:
OUTPUT
STV-250N
Stereo Video Cable
AUDIO
L
Editing
R
Notes:
• Do not use the yellow video terminal.
• The AV terminal doesn’t put out any video, so connect the S-video
terminals and check your TV, or check the LCD or the viewfinder as you
add new sound. Always check the new sound with the speaker.
To connect an external microphone:
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Notes:
• When you add sound using the built-in microphone make sure not to
connect any cables to the MIC terminal.
• To use your TV to monitor video, connect the S-video terminal ( 34) or
the AV terminal (use only the video plug) to your TV. You can monitor the
sound with headphones only when using the S-video terminal ( 32).
Preparations
Turn the camcorder’s POWER switch to PLAY (VCR) ( MV5i MC and move
the camcorder’s TAPE/CARD switch to TAPE). Load a recorded cassette.
• Make sure the REC/SAVE tab on the cassette has been slid to REC (closed
position).
Dubbing
ZERO SET SEARCH
MEMORY SELECT
AUDIO
DUB.
REW
PLAY
FF
AV
INSERT
–/
STOP
+/
REMOTE SET PAUSE
SLOW
×2
CAMERA
PLAY (VCR)
VCR SET UP
(
1.
2.
3.
4.
MV5i MC
CARD CAMERA
Editing
Do not connect/disconnect any cables to/from the camcorder when dubbing
audio or preparing to dub audio.
MV5i MC
CARD PLAY (VCR)
AUDIO DUB.••AUDIO IN
39)
Open the menu and select VCR SET UP.
Select AUDIO DUB.
Select AUDIO IN or MIC. IN and close the menu.
Locate the point where you want to start audio dubbing, then
press the PAUSE button.
• You can use the playback buttons on the body of the camcorder or the
special playback functions on the wireless controller in the same way as
in playback mode.
• The camcorder becomes set to playback pause mode.
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5. Press the AUDIO DUB. button.
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• AUDIO DUB. and
appear on the display.
6. Press the PAUSE button (and start play on the other audio
device if AUDIO IN).
• Audio dubbing starts.
• Direct your voice into the microphone.
•
changes to .
7. When you get to the point where you want to stop dubbing,
press the STOP button (and then stop play on the other audio
device if AUDIO IN).
Editing
• Audio dubbing stops and AUDIO DUB. disappears from the display.
• The camcorder returns to stop mode.
• You can also set zero set memory ( 84) at the place you want to stop
audio dubbing, then every time you return to that position, audio
dubbing will stop.
• If instead of pressing STOP you press PAUSE, the camcorder will
return to the playback pause mode.
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Notes:
• You cannot use the DV terminal while adding sound.
• You might want to adjust the audio mix ( 103) when playing back a tape
with added sound.
• There may be a loss of sound quality if you add sound to a tape recorded
on a camcorder other than the MV5i/MV5i MC.
• After adding sound 3 or more times to the same place on a tape, there may
be some loss in sound quality.
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Setting the Audio Mix
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MIX
AUDIO BALANCE
MONITOR ST-1
ST-2
When you play back a tape that was recorded in 12-bit mode, you can set the
audio output to play: stereo 1 (the original sound), stereo 2 (any new sound,
dubbed to the tape after recording), or mix the balance between the two.
• Audio from the 16-bit mode only contains stereo 1 sound and so you cannot/do
not need to select the audio mix. The same is true for the 12-bit stereo 1 mode,
unless new sound has been added post-recording.
CAMERA
PLAY (VCR)
MV5i MC
CARD CAMERA
MV5i MC
CARD PLAY (VCR)
1. Choose the output.
Editing
• Press AUDIO MONITOR on the wireless controller.
• Starting with the last selected setting, 4 settings appear as you push the
button:
– STEREO1 for just stereo 1.
– STEREO2 for just stereo 2.
– MIX/FIXED for an equal mix of stereo 1 and 2.
– MIX/VARI. (mix variable) for when you want to mix the balance between
stereo 1 and 2.
• To simply choose STEREO1, STEREO2 or MIX/FIXED, make sure your
choice appears on the display.
• If you choose MIX/VARI., you can go on to mix the balance.
• Use the ST-1/ST-2 keys to mix the balance. A bar showing the mix appears
on the screen for 4 seconds.
Note:
• When you have chosen the output, STEREO1, STEREO2, MIX/FIXED or
MIX/VARI. is shown in the top left of the display for a few seconds. If you turn
the power off the output is set to STEREO1.
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Selecting audio output channels
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When you play back a tape whose audio has been recorded on multiple channels,
you can change the output channels of that sound.
CAMERA
VCR SET UP
(
MV5i MC
PLAY (VCR)
MV5i MC
CARD CAMERA
CARD PLAY (VCR)
OUTPUT CH•••L/R
39)
1. Load a tape recorded with multiple-channel audio.
2. Open the menu and select VCR SET UP. Then select OUTPUT CH,
set it to the desired setting and close the menu.
• Refer to the following list.
Playback sound
Editing
OUTPUT CH setting
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Tape recorded with
stereo sound
Tape recorded on
multiple channels
L/R
L+R channels
main + sub
L/L
L channel only
main only
R/R
R channel only
sub only
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Connecting to a PC Using a DV Cable
By using a DV cable and connecting the camcorder to a PC equipped with a DV
terminal conforming to IEEE 1394/DV compatible capture board, you can transfer
images taken with the camcorder to your PC.
• While connected, it is recommended that you power your camcorder from a
household power socket using the power adapter.
• Turn off the power of both the camcorder and the PC before connecting.
• Optional software necessary.
• MV5i MC For transferring still images and movies from a memory card to your
PC using a USB cable, see p. 146.
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CV-150F or CV-250F (optional)
Editing
Notes:
• Operation may not work correctly, depending on the software you are using,
and the specifications of your PC and its settings.
• See your PC instruction manual for details.
Caution:
Do not disconnect the DV cable while data is being transferred to the PC (while
is displayed).
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Memory Card Introduction
The camcorder can record, store and manage still images/movies on 2 types of
memory cards: the SD Memory Card (supplied with the camcorder) or the
MultiMediaCard (commercially available). The SD Memory Card has the protect
switch to protect your recordings from accidental erasure. The SD Memory Card
and the MultiMediaCard fit into the same slot.
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MV5i MC
Using a Memory Card
You can find the explanations in the following order:
Preparations ( 107-109)
SD Memory Card SDC-8M
• Inserting the card, selecting image
Front
Back
quality and image size, card access
Terminals
display)
Protect
Recording Still Images to a Memory Card
Switch
( 112-116)
• Recording from the camcorder, from a
tape or other devices
Recording Movies to a Memory Card ( 117-119)
• Recording from the camcorder, from a tape or other devices
Recording panoramic Images ( 120-121)
Playing Back a Memory Card ( 122-124)
• Single image, card search, slide show, index screen
Settings of Still Images/Movies ( 125-127)
Preventing Accidental Erasure (Protect) ( 128)
Marking a Still Image for Printing (Print Mark) ( 129)
Erasing Still Images/Movies ( 131)
Using the Card Photo Printer CP-10 (Optional) ( 133-139)
Combining Images and Recording Them to a Tape (Card Mix) ( 140-142)
Copying Still Images to and from a Tape ( 143, 144)
Formatting a Memory Card ( 145)
Utilizing Memory Card Still Images/Movies on a PC ( 146)
You can use most of the camcorder’s functions when recording to a memory card,
such as the various recording programs ( 57), self-timer ( 71), shutter speed
( 74), white balance ( 77) and other manual adjustments. Available functions
MV5i MC
are marked with a the
or CARD
CAMERA
PLAY (VCR) icons.
● If you use memory cards other than the supplied one, make sure to format
them with the camcorder ( 145).
Important
• Inserting or removing the memory card without first setting the POWER
switch to OFF can result in data damage.
• This camcorder uses only SD Memory Cards (
*) or MultiMediaCards.
You cannot use any other types of memory cards.
106 *
logo is a trademark.
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Inserting and removing the memory card
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Card access
indicator
1. Turn the POWER switch to OFF.
• When removing the memory card, make sure the card access indicator is off.
2. Open the memory card compartment cover in the direction of the
arrow.
3. Insert or remove the memory card.
• Push the memory card all the way in.
• Remove the memory card by pushing the card in and letting it spring out.
Do not attempt to pull the memory card out without first pushing it in.
4. Close the cover.
• When inserting the memory card, do not attempt to close the cover
forcefully without the memory card properly inserted.
MV5i MC
Using a Memory Card
Notes:
• When you set the camcorder to CARD PLAY (VCR) mode, the last image
recorded appears. If there are no images recorded on the memory card, NO
IMAGES appears in the display.
• Do not touch the memory card terminals.
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Selecting the Still Image Quality
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Still image Quality: Superfine, Fine, Standard
CAMERA
PLAY (VCR)
CARD SET UP
(
MV5i MC
CARD CAMERA
MV5i MC
CARD PLAY (VCR)
SI QUALITY••FINE
39)
To change the image quality, open the menu and select CARD SET UP. Then
select SI QUALITY, set it to FINE or STANDARD, and close the menu.
• The image quality may not differ between the settings depending on the still
image.
Selecting the Image Size of Still Images and Movies
Image Size: Still image: 1024 × 768 pixels/640 × 480 pixels
Movie:
320 × 240 pixels/160 × 120 pixels
CAMERA
PLAY (VCR)
MV5i MC
CARD CAMERA
MV5i MC
CARD PLAY (VCR)
Still Image
CARD.SET UP
(
SI SIZE•••••640×480
39)
To change the image size of a still image, open the menu and select CARD
SET UP. Then select SI SIZE, set it to “640 × 480” and close the menu.
• “640” appears in the display.
MV5i MC
Using a Memory Card
Movie
108
CARD.SET UP
(
MOVIE SIZE••160×120
39)
To change the image size of a movie, open the menu and select CARD SET
UP. Then select MOVIE SIZE, set it to “160 × 120” and close the menu.
• “160” appears in the display.
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Maximum Number of Still Images on an 8 MB Memory Card and Their File
Sizes
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1024 × 768
640 × 480
No of Images
File Size per Image
No of Images
File Size per Image
Approx. 14 images
440 KB
Approx. 35 images
175 KB
Approx. 20 images
300 KB
Approx. 52 images
120 KB
Approx. 39 images
160 KB
Approx. 86 images
65 KB
Image Size
Image Quality
Superfine
Fine
Standard
Maximum Recording Time of Movies on an 8 MB Memory Card and Their File
Sizes
Image Size
320 × 240
160 × 120
Max. Recording Time
10 seconds
30 seconds
Total File Size
1.4 MB
2.3 MB
File Size per Second
140 KB/sec
77 KB/sec
* The actual number varies on the shooting conditions and subjects. Sample images already recorded
on the supplied SD Memory Card are to be included in the total number.
Notes:
• Still images are compressed and recorded in the JPEG (Joint Photographic
Experts Group) format, and movies in the Motion JPEG format.
• Refer to p. 149 for memory card display.
• The remaining number of images that can be recorded on the memory card may
sometimes decrease by 2 images at once.
Card access display
The operating states of the memory card are shown in the middle of the display.
PLAY (VCR)
MV5i MC
CARD PLAY (VCR)
CARD ACCESS•ON
39)
To turn the card access display off, open the menu and select DISP.
SET UP. Then select CARD ACCESS, set it to OFF and close the
menu.
MV5i MC
DISP.SET UP
(
MV5i MC
CARD CAMERA
Using a Memory Card
CAMERA
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File numbers
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The Still images/movies you take are automatically assigned file numbers from
0101-9900 and stored in folders of 100 images each. Each folder is numbered from
101 to 998 and recorded on the memory card. Sample images have been prerecorded on the supplied SD Memory Card, entering folder number 100 (folder name
is “100canon”).
Set the image file numbers so that they reset each time a new memory card is
inserted, or so that they count up
Three images are recorded on the card.
continuously.
1 CONTINUOUS
Numbering is continuous between cards, so
that the first file number assigned on a new
memory card is 1 more than the last file
number assigned on the previous memory
card. When the file numbers are set to
CONTINUOUS, each image taken is
assigned a different number, avoiding
duplication of numbers. This is convenient
when you want to manage your images on
a PC. We recommend keeping the file
numbers set to CONTINUOUS.
101
101-0101
101-0102
101-0103
1
101
When you change the
card and take a picture.
101-0104
101
2
101-0101
MV5i MC
Using a Memory Card
2 RESET
Each time you insert a new memory card, the file number resets to its default
value (101-0101). If the card already contains files, the next available number is
assigned.
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CAMERA
CARD SET UP
(
PLAY (VCR)
MV5i MC
CARD CAMERA
MV5i MC
CARD PLAY (VCR)
FILE NOS.•••CONTINUOUS
39)
To change the file numbering, open the menu and select CARD SET
UP. Then select FILE NOS., set it to RESET and close the menu.
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Turning off the shutter sound
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Makes the sound of a shutter being released when a still image is recorded to a
memory card.
CAMERA
PLAY (VCR)
CARD SET UP
(
MV5i MC
CARD CAMERA
MV5i MC
CARD PLAY (VCR)
SHTR SOUND••ON
39)
To turn the shutter sound off, open the menu and select CARD SET
UP. Then select SHTR SOUND, set it to OFF and close the menu.
MV5i MC
Using a Memory Card
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Recording Still Images onto a Memory Card
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3
1
4
You can record still images onto a memory card. In addition to the still images
you record directly onto the memory card, you can record images from a tape in
the camcorder, or images input via the DV terminal or AV terminal onto the
memory card.
• When you are using an SD Memory Card, make sure the protect switch is set to
allow recording.
• Make sure a memory card with enough memory available is inserted into the
camcorder.
• While the card access indicator flashes, do not disconnect the power source or
remove the memory card. Doing so could result in data damage.
MV5i MC
Using a Memory Card
1. Press and hold the small button on the POWER switch and turn
the POWER switch to CAMERA.
2. Move the TAPE/CARD switch to CARD.
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• The number of images that can still be recorded on the memory card, and
other information appear in the display.
• The camcorder will turn itself off if you are using a battery and do not
operate the camcorder for more than 5 minutes. Set the POWER switch to
OFF and then back to CAMERA.
3. Press the PHOTO button halfway and hold it.
• Exposure is locked.
• During autofocus F flashes white in the display as the camcorder adjust the
focus and it is displayed continuously as a green mark when the camcorder
is ready to take the still image.
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4. Press the PHOTO button fully down to record the still image.
• F disappears from the display. The shutter sound sounds and simultaneously
the display appears to close for an instant as if it were a shutter releasing.
• The card access indicator flashes and the card access display appears in the
display (See “The indicators that appear in the LCD display when LCD
MIRROR is turned on” on page 28).
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Notes:
• To use the self-timer ( 71), set the self-timer before step 3, and then press the
PHOTO button fully down.
• The wireless controller’s PHOTO button has no half-way setting. Press the
button fully and the camcorder immediately takes the image.
The indicators that appear in the display when recording to a memory card:
Image quality (
>>>>
FINE
50
1024
320
107)
Number of images that can
still be recorded on the
memory card (
109)
File size of still images and
movies
Backup battery
(
153)
Remaining battery power
(
151)
MV5i MC
Using a Memory Card
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Recording Still Images from a Tape
1
E
2
3
Record an image from a tape onto a memory card as still images. To
automatically record multiple still images from a tape to a memory card, refer to
“Copying Still Images from Tape to Memory Card” ( 143).
• The still image’s data code will reflect the date and time it has been recorded to
the memory card.
• The image size of a still image recorded from tape onto a memory card will be
640 × 480.
Tape
Press the PHOTO
button fully down
Memory card
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Using a Memory Card
CAMERA
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PLAY (VCR)
MV5i MC
CARD CAMERA
MV5i MC
CARD PLAY (VCR)
1. Play back the tape.
2. When the image you want to record appears in the display, press
the PHOTO button halfway down and hold it.
• The tape is set to playback pause mode and the number of images that can
still be recorded on the memory card appears in the display.
3. Press the PHOTO button fully down to record the still image to the
memory card.
• The card access indicator flashes.
Notes:
• You can also set the tape to playback pause mode in step 1 and record the
image with only 1 full press of PHOTO button.
• If you record an image onto a memory card that was originally recorded in the
16:9 mode for wide screen TV’s, the image will appear to be vertically
“squashed” (compressed).
• The shutter sound doesn’t sound in TAPE PLAY (VCR) mode.
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Recording Still Images from Other Devices
(VCR, TV or Other Digital Camcorders)
You can record images from a VCR or TV connected through the S-terminal or
AV terminal (analog line-in), as well as images from other digital camcorders
connected through the DV terminal onto the memory card as still images. Refer
to p. 86 for connecting instructions.
• The data code of the still image will reflect the date and time it has been
recorded onto the memory card.
• The image size of a still image recorded from analog or digital devices onto a
memory card will be 640 × 480.
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: Signal flow
Side with arrow
Preparations
CAMERA
MV5i MC
CARD CAMERA
MV5i MC
CARD PLAY (VCR)
• DV IN appears in the display.
• There is no need to load a cassette if you only record still images onto a
memory card. If a cassette is inserted, make sure the cassette is in stop
mode.
MV5i MC
Connect the camcorder to the other device.
Prepare the other device.
Load a memory into the camcorder.
Turn the camcorder’s POWER switch to PLAY (VCR) and the
TAPE/CARD switch to TAPE.
Using a Memory Card
1.
2.
3.
4.
PLAY (VCR)
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Recording
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1. Start playback on the other device.
2. When the image you want to record appears in the display, press
the PHOTO button halfway down and hold it.
• The image appears as a still image in the display.
• The number of images that can still be recorded on the memory card
appears in the display.
3. Press the PHOTO button fully down to record the image to the
memory card.
• The card access indicator flashes.
MV5i MC
Using a Memory Card
Notes:
• When dubbing to a tape via the DV terminal, make sure that AVaDV is not
displayed on the screen. If so, set AVaDV OUT to OFF in the menu ( 90).
• If you record an image onto a memory card that was originally recorded in the
16:9 mode for wide screen TV’s, the image will appear to be vertically
“squashed” (compressed).
• The shutter sound doesn’t sound in TAPE PLAY(VCR) mode.
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Recording Movies onto a Memory Card
You can record movies onto a memory card. Transferring the movie to a PC
allows you to view it on the PC or to attach it to your e-mail (please refer to the
CANON DIGITAL VIDEO SOLUTION DISK for detailed instructions).
In addition to the movie you record directly onto the memory card, you can
record movies from a tape or input via the AV terminal (analog line-in) or the DV
terminal onto the memory card.
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The sound of the movie recorded to a memory card will be monaural. The
sampling sequence will be 16kHz.
• Make sure a memory card with enough memory available is inserted into the
camcorder.
• When you are using an SD Memory Card, make sure the protect switch is set to
allow recording.
• While the card access indicator flashes, do not disconnect the power source.
Doing so could result in data damage.
CAMERA
PLAY (VCR)
MV5i MC
CARD CAMERA
MV5i MC
CARD PLAY (VCR)
1. Turn the POWER switch to CAMERA and the TAPE/CARD switch
to CARD.
2. Press the START/STOP button.
• You can record up to 10 seconds in 320 × 240 and 30 seconds in 160 × 120.
• Press the START/STOP to end recording.
• The camcorder starts to write the movie to the memory card when recording
is finished.
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Using a Memory Card
Notes:
• For using the self-timer ( 71), set the self-timer before step 3, and then press
the START/STOP button.
• Do not load/unload a tape during recording. Sound will not be recording during
this operation.
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Recording Movies from a Tape
You can record a movie from a tape to a memory card.
• The data code of the movie will reflect the date and time it has been recorded to
the memory card.
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CAMERA
1.
2.
3.
4.
PLAY (VCR)
MV5i MC
CARD CAMERA
MV5i MC
CARD PLAY (VCR)
Turn the POWER switch to PLAY (VCR).
Move the TAPE/CARD switch to TAPE.
Play back the cassette.
When the image you want to record appears in the display, press
the START/STOP button.
• You can record up to 10 seconds in 320 × 240 and 30 seconds in 160 × 120.
• Press the START/STOP to end recording.
• The camcorder starts to write the movie to the memory card when recording
is finished.
• You can also start recording during record pause mode by pressing the
Start/Stop button.
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Using a Memory Card
Note:
• If you record a movie to a memory card that was originally recorded in the 16:9
mode for wide screen TVs, the image will appear to be vertically “squashed”
(compressed).
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Recording Movies from Other Devices
(VCR, TV or Other Digital Camcorders)
You can record images from a VCR or TV connected through the S-terminal or
AV terminal (analog line-in), as well as images from other digital camcorders
connected through the DV terminal onto the memory card as movies. Refer to
p. 32, 86 for connecting instructions.
• The data code of the movie will reflect the date and time it has been recorded
onto the memory card.
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Preparations
CAMERA
1.
2.
3.
4.
PLAY (VCR)
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CARD CAMERA
MV5i MC
CARD PLAY (VCR)
Connect the camcorder to the other device.
Prepare the device.
Insert a memory card into the camcorder.
Turn the camcorder’s POWER switch to PLAY (VCR) and the
TAPE/CARD switch to TAPE.
• There is no need to load a cassette if you only record a movie onto the
memory card. If a cassette is inserted, make sure the cassette is in stop
mode.
Recording
1. Start playback on the other device.
2. When the image you want to record appears in the display, press
the START/STOP button.
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Note:
• When dubbing to a tape via the DV terminal, make sure that AVaDV is not
displayed on the screen. If so, set AVaDV OUT to OFF in the menu ( 90).
• If you record a movie to a memory card that was originally recorded in the 16:9
mode for wide screen TVs, the image will appear to be vertically “squashed”
(compressed).
Using a Memory Card
• You can record up to 10 seconds in 320 × 240 and 30 seconds in 160 × 120.
• Press the START/STOP to end recording.
• The camcorder starts to write the movie to the memory card when recording
is finished.
• You can also start recording during record pause mode by pressing the
Start/Stop button.
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Recording Panoramic Images (Stitch Assist)
You can merge separate images into one large panoramic scene using the supplied
software (PhotoStitch) on a PC. You can shoot a subject that won’t fit into a
single frame, such as a landscape, and stitch it together later.
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Recording
Photo Stitch detects the overlapping portions of adjoining images and merges
them. When recording, try to include a distinctive item (landmark, etc.) in the
overlapping portions.
CAMERA
PLAY (VCR)
MV5i MC
CARD CAMERA
MV5i MC
CARD PLAY (VCR)
STITCH AST
(
39)
1. Turn the POWER switch to CAMERA and the TAPE/CARD
switch to CARD.
2. Open the menu and select STITCH AST.
• Select the direction with the CARD +/– button and press the SET button.
Press the CARD + button to move clockwise, press the CARD – button to
move counter-clockwise.
3. Set the recording program and zoom on the subject.
• If necessary, set the focus manually and AE shift.
• After the first image, recording program, zoom, and AE shift cannot be
changed.
4. Press the PHOTO button to record the first image.
• Direction and number of recorded images will be shown on the display.
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Using a Memory Card
5. Orient the camcorder so that the second frame overlaps a small
portion of the first image and press the PHOTO button to take the
next image.
• Do not worry about minor discrepancies in the overlapped area because the
computer software can compensate for them when the images are merged.
• You can retake images by pressing the CARD – button to return to the
previous image.
• A maximum of 26 images may be recorded.
• Follow the same steps to shoot subsequent images in the sequence.
6. Finish the sequence by pressing the MENU button after the last
image has been recorded.
• Refer to the Software Instruction Manual for instructions on how to stitch
them together.
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Notes:
• The overlapped area should be set between 30 to 50% of the frame.
Discrepancies above and below the frame can be automatically compensated if
within 10%.
• Make sure that no moving subject is included in the overlapping area.
• Do not try to stitch images that include both distant and close items. Objects
may appear warped or doubled up.
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Using a Memory Card
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Playing Back a Memory Card
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CARD
SLIDE
SHOW
Play back and view still images/movies recorded on a memory card. (For details
on connecting to a TV, see “Connections for Playback on a TV Screen” on p. 32.)
You can also enlarge the still images by 2 times while viewing ( 79).
• The camcorder may not be able to copy or play, etc., still images/movies
recorded on a non-Canon camcorder.
Caution:
• You may not be able to play back the following still images/movies correctly on
this camcorder:
− Still images/movies that have not been recorded with this camcorder but
downloaded from a PC (excluding the sample images on p. 148-149)
− Still images/movies that have been recorded with this camcorder but have
subsequently been enhanced on a PC
− Still images/movies whose image file names have been changed on a PC
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Using a Memory Card
There are 3 ways to view still images/movies:
• Single still images/movies
• Slide show:
One after the other automatically in order of recording
• Index screen: Six still images/movies at once
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When the camcorder is in playback pause mode, you can use the card search
function to move quickly through still images/movies recorded anywhere on a
memory card to find a still image/movie you want to view (Card Search function).
Make sure a memory card that has still images/movies recorded on it is inserted
into the camcorder.
While the card access indicator flashes, do not disconnect the power source.
Doing so could result in data damage.
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● Single Image
CAMERA
PLAY (VCR)
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CARD CAMERA
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CARD PLAY (VCR)
1. Turn the POWER switch to PLAY (VCR).
2. Move the TAPE/CARD switch to CARD.
• The last still image/movie recorded appears in the display.
• Movies will be displayed with the first scene as a still image.
3. Search for the desired still image/movie by pressing the CARD +/–
buttons.
• Press + to view the next still image/movie and – to view the previous still
image/movie.
• Pressing + at the last still image/movie will take you to the first still
image/movie. Pressing – at the first still image/movie will take you to the
last still image/movie.
Movies: Pressing e/a plays back the movie and will show the last scene as a still
image when playback ends. Pressing e/a during playback will stop the movie
and the scene is shown as a still image. Pressing e/a again will restart the
playback.
● Card Search Function
• You can quickly search for still images/movies while viewing thumbnails (small
images).
CAMERA
PLAY (VCR)
MV5i MC
CARD CAMERA
MV5i MC
CARD PLAY (VCR)
With a still image/movie in the display, press and hold the CARD +/–
button.
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Using a Memory Card
• Press the + button to search forwards and press the – button to search
backwards.
• When you release the button, the thumbnail displays as full size still
image/movie.
• The image size is not displayed during the search.
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● Slide Show
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CAMERA
PLAY (VCR)
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MV5i MC
CARD CAMERA
CARD PLAY (VCR)
With an still image/movie in the display, press the SLIDE SHOW
button.
• Still images are automatically played back one after another.
• Movies are played back normally.
To stop the slide show, press the SLIDE SHOW button.
• The slide show starts or stops each time you press the SLIDE SHOW button.
● Index Screen
Up to 6 still images/movies appear at once, allowing you to search quickly
through the still images/movies. Movies will be displayed with the first scene as
a still image, indicated by a movie frame.
CAMERA
PLAY (VCR)
MV5i MC
MV5i MC
CARD CAMERA
1. With an still image/movie in the display,
press the INDEX SCREEN button.
CARD PLAY (VCR)
INDEX
101–0143
1/50
• Up to 6 images appear in the display.
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Using a Memory Card
2. Move the frame to the still image/movie you
want to view.
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SEL. INDEXEND
• Turn the selector dial downwards to go to the
previous still image/movie and upwards to go to
the next still image/movie.
• Turning the dial upwards at the last still image/movie will take you to the
next index screen. Turning the dial downwards at the first still image/movie
will take you to the previous index screen.
• Jump to the next/previous index screen with the CARD +/– buttons.
3. Press the INDEX SCREEN button.
• The still image/movie you have marked fills the whole display.
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Settings of Still Images/Movies
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You can easily erase unwanted still images/movies recorded to the memory card
while viewing them, protect them from accidental erasure, or mark a still image
for printing. (File Operation)
Movies will be displayed with the first scene as a still image, indicated by a
movie frame.
• File Operation is set in CARD PLAY (VCR) mode.
● Preventing accidental erasure (Protect
)
Select important still images/movies and protect them from accidental erasure.
• If a memory card is formatted, however, all still images/movies, including
protected still images/movies, will be permanently erased.
• Movies can only be protected when the first or last scene is displayed as a still
image. They cannot be protected during playback pause.
• The pre-recorded sample images provided on the supplied SD Memory Card are
already protected.
There are 2 ways to protect still images/movies (including the ways to cancel the
setting).
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SINGLE (
1. CARD
127)
PLAY (VCR) ➡ File Operation menu
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2. CARD PLAY (VCR) ➡ Card Operations submenu INDEX ( 128)
There are 3 ways to mark a still image for printing (including the ways to cancel
the setting).
To mark a still image for printing or erase print marks one at a time
1.
2.
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CARD PLAY (VCR)
MV5i MC
CARD PLAY (VCR)
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)
A still image on a memory card must be marked before it can be printed. The
camcorder supports the
DPOF (Digital Print Order Format) print format.
Still images can be automatically printed on a DPOF-supporting Canon Printer.
Up to 99 images per memory card can be print marked.
• Movies cannot be marked for printing.
Using a Memory Card
● Marking a still image for printing (Print Mark
➡ File Operation menu SINGLE ( 127)
➡ Card Operations submenu INDEX ( 129)
To erase all print marks
3.
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CARD PLAY (VCR)
➡ Card Operations submenu
SINGLE
(
130)
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● Erasing still images/movies
Erase still images/movies singly or all at once.
• You cannot erase protected still images/movies. Cancel image protection first in
order to erase an image.
• Erase still images/movies with caution. Once a still image/movie has been erased, it
cannot be restored.
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There are 2 ways to erase a single still image/movie.
To erase still images/movies one at a time
1.
MV5i MC
CARD PLAY (VCR)
➡ File Operation menu
SINGLE
(
127)
To erase still images/movies one at a time or erase all still images/movies on the
memory card at once
2.
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CARD PLAY (VCR)
SINGLE
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Using a Memory Card
INDEX
126
➡ Card Operations submenu
SINGLE
(
131)
: When playing back still images/movies in CARD PLAY (VCR) mode
: When displaying an index screen in CARD PLAY (VCR) mode
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File Operation (FILE OPER.)
CAMERA
PLAY (VCR)
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CARD CAMERA
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CARD PLAY (VCR)
1. With a still image/movie in the display, press the SET button to
open the FILE OPER. menu.
• PROTECT
, PRINT MARK , and IMAGE ERASE settings appear.
• If you select |RETURN, the menu disappears from the display.
To protect a still image/movie
2. Select PROTECT
•
•
•
•
•
and press the SET button.
The
protect mark appears on the still image/movie.
Now you are unable to erase this still image/movie.
Press the SET button again to cancel it.
If you select |RETURN, the menu disappears from the display.
To cancel image protection, select PROTECT
and press the SET button.
disappears and now you can erase this still images/movies.
To mark a still image for printing (Print Mark)
2. Select PRINT MARK , set the number of prints with the selector
dial and press the SET button.
• The
print mark appears on the still image.
• If you select |RETURN, the menu disappears from the display.
• To cancel a print mark, select PRINT MARK , set the number of prints to
0 (Zero) with the selector dial and press the SET button.
disappears.
To erase a still image/movie
3. Select YES and press the SET button.
• The still image/movie is erased.
• One still image/movie before the erased still image/movie appears.
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• ERASE THIS IMAGE? NO YES appears in the display.
• If you select |RETURN, the menu disappears from the display.
Using a Memory Card
2. Select IMAGE ERASE and press the SET button.
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Preventing Accidental Erasure (Protect)
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CARD
SLIDE
SHOW
This section describes how to protect the still image/movie from the Card
Operation submenu when displaying an index screen in CARD PLAY (VCR)
mode (including the way to cancel the setting) .
You can also protect a still image/movie through File Operation menu ( 127).
Protecting a still image/movie while viewing an index screen
CAMERA
CARD OPER.
(
PLAY (VCR)
MV5i MC
CARD CAMERA
MV5i MC
CARD PLAY (VCR)
PROTECT
39)
Make sure a memory card that has still images/movies recorded on it is inserted
into the camcorder.
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Using a Memory Card
1. With a still image/movie in the display, press the INDEX SCREEN
button.
• Up to 6 still images/movies appear in the display.
• Move the frame to the still image/movie that you want to protect (Index
Screen
124)
2. Open the menu and select CARD OPER.
3. Select \PROTECT
.
4. Press the SET button.
• The
protect mark appears on the still image/movie.
• Now you are unable to erase this still image/movie.
• Press the SET button again to cancel it.
5. Close the menu.
Note:
• To cancel image protection, move the frame to the protected still image/movie
and press the SET button in step 3. The
protect mark disappears.
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Marking a Still Image for Printing (Print Mark)
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This section describes how to mark the still image for printing from Card
operation submenu in CARD PLAY (VCR) mode (including the way to cancel the
setting).
• When displaying an index screen, you can mark the still image for printing.
• When playing back a single still image, you can erase all print marks.
• Movies cannot be marked for printing. The frame on the index screen will turn
purple, indicating that the movie cannot be selected for print mark.
You can also mark a still image for printing through File Operation menu
( 127).
Marking an a still image for printing while viewing an index screen
CAMERA
CARD OPER.
(
PLAY (VCR)
MV5i MC
CARD CAMERA
MV5i MC
CARD PLAY (VCR)
PRINT MARK
39)
Make sure a memory card that has a still image recorded on it has been inserted
into the camcorder.
1. With a still image in the display, press the INDEX SCREEN
button.
• The
print mark appears next to the still image.
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2. Open the menu and select CARD OPER.
3. Select \PRINT MARK
and set the number of prints with the
selector dial.
4. Press the SET button.
Using a Memory Card
• Up to 6 images appear in the display.
• Move the frame to the still image that you want to mark a still image for
printing (Index Screen
124).
5. Close the menu.
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Notes:
• To cancel a print mark, move the frame to the print-marked a still image, set the
number of prints to 0 (Zero) with the selector dial and press the SET button.
The
print mark disappears.
• If there are a large number of images recorded on the memory card, it may take
time for a print mark to appear on a still image.
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Erasing all print marks
CAMERA
PLAY (VCR)
CARD OPER.
(
MV5i MC
CARD CAMERA
PRINT MARKS
MV5i MC
CARD PLAY (VCR)
ALL ERASE
39)
Make sure a memory card that has a still image recorded on it has been inserted
into the camcorder.
1. With a still image in the display, open the menu and select CARD
OPER.
2. Select PRINT MARKS
ALL ERASE.
• ERASE ALL PRINT MARKS
? YES NO appears in the display.
3. Select YES and press the SET button.
• The
print mark disappears from the still image.
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Using a Memory Card
4. Close the menu.
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Erasing Still Images/Movies
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CARD
SLIDE
SHOW
This section describes how to erase the still image/movie from the Card Operation
submenu when playing back a single still image/movie in CARD PLAY (VCR)
mode. (SINGLE or ALL)
You can also erase a still image/movie through File Operation menu ( 127).
CAMERA
CARD OPER.
(
PLAY (VCR)
MV5i MC
CARD CAMERA
MV5i MC
CARD PLAY (VCR)
IMAGE ERASE
39)
Make sure a memory card that has still images/movies recorded on it is inserted
into the camcorder.
To erase still images/movies one at a time
1. Select the still image/movie you want to erase.
• CANCEL, SINGLE and ALL settings appear.
• To cancel erasing, select CANCEL and close the menu.
4. Select SINGLE.
• ERASE THIS IMAGE? NO YES appears in the display.
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2. Open the menu and select CARD OPER.
3. Select IMAGE ERASE.
Using a Memory Card
• Use the index screen ( 124) or card search function ( 123) if necessary
and make sure the still image/movie you want to erase fills the display.
• If you use the index screen, press the INDEX SCREEN button after
selecting the still image/movie. The still image/movie you selected fills the
whole display.
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5. Select YES and press the SET button.
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• The still image/movie erases and the previous still image/movie appears for
erasing.
• To erase another single still image/movie, move to that still image/movie
with the CARD +/– buttons, and select YES.
• If the still image/movie you are trying to erase is a protected still
image/movie, YES appears in purple and is unselectable.
• If you select NO, you return to step 4.
6. Close the menu.
To erase all still images/movies on the memory card at once
1. Open the menu and select CARD OPER.
2. Select IMAGE ERASE.
• CANCEL, SINGLE and ALL settings appear.
• To cancel erasing, select CANCEL and close the menu.
3. Select ALL.
• ERASE ALL IMAGES? [EXCEPT FOR
the display.
IMAGES] NO YES appears in
4. Select YES and press the SET button.
• All still images/movies except the protected ones are erased.
• If you select NO, you return to step 2.
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5. Close the menu.
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Using the Card Photo Printer CP-10 (Optional)
You can print out still images recorded to the memory card by connecting the
Card Photo Printer CP-10 (optional) directly to the camcorder without using a PC.
It can also be used with the print mark settings ( 129).
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• Two direct interface cables are supplied with the Card Photo Printer CP-10.
Use the cable with the USB logo on the connector (DIF-100).
• We recommend that you use a household power source to power the camcorder
when it is connected to the printer.
• Also refer to the instruction manual of the Card Photo Printer CP-10 for further
details.
• Number of copies that can be printed with the CP-10:
Up to 99 copies per print mark can be selected on the camcorder ( 125).
The total number of copies that can be printed from one memory card is limited
to 250. All prints exceeding the total number of 250 will not be printed.
Connecting the Card Photo Printer to the camcorder
1. Turn the POWER switch of the camcorder to OFF.
2. Attach the printer’s AC adapter to the printer and the power cable
to the printer’s AC adapter.
3. Plug the power cable into a household power socket.
4. Connect the printer to the camcorder using the interface cable.
5. Turn the POWER switch on the camcorder to PLAY (VCR) and
the TAPE/CARD switch to CARD.
• “ Print SET ” appears when the printer is correctly connected to the
camcorder.
CAMERA
PLAY (VCR)
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CARD CAMERA
During Playback (Single Image)
1. Select the still image you wish to print.
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CARD PLAY (VCR)
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You can select the number of copies ( 135), the style (standard/multiple (
136), bordered/borderless ( 136)) or the printing area ( 137).
Using a Memory Card
Printing
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2. Press the SET button.
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• The print dialog appears.
3. Make sure that [Print] is selected and press the SET button.
• Printing starts and, when it is completely finished, the display will return to
playback mode.
• If you wish to continue printing, select the next still image with the CARD+
or CARD- button.
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Using a Memory Card
Printing Errors
• If an error occurs during printing, error messages such as “NO INK”, “PAPER
JAM” or “NO PAPER” will display. Select [Stop] or [Restart] with the selector
dial and press the SET button. The [Restart] setting may not appear with some
error messages. In that case, select [Stop].
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Selecting the number of copies
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You can set the number of copies to a maximum of 9 prints.
1. Turn the selector dial so that [SET] appears next to [Copies] and
press the SET button.
2. Turn the selector dial and specify the number of copies.
3. Press the SET button.
Setting the print style
Image
Borders
1. On the print dialog, turn the selector dial, select [Style] and press
the SET button.
• The dialog for selecting the style appears.
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Prints 1 still image per page.
Prints 8 copies of the same still image on one page.
Prints with a border.
Prints right to the edges of the page.
Using a Memory Card
Standard
Multiple
Bordered
Borderless
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Selecting the Image Style (Standard/Multiple)
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2. Press the SET button.
• The dialog for selecting the image style appears.
3. Turn the selector dial, select [Multiple] and press the SET button.
4. Press the Menu button.
Selecting the Borders (Bordered/Borderless)
[Borders] can only be selected when the image style is set to [Standard].
[Bordered] cannot be selected when you have set the [Printing Area].
2. Turn the selector dial.
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Using a Memory Card
• The dialog for selecting the [Borders] appears.
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3. Press the SET button.
• [Bordered] and [Borderless] settings appear.
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4. Select [Borderless] and press the SET button.
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5. Press the Menu button.
Setting the Printing Area
[Printing Area] cannot be selected when the still image is set to [Bordered].
1. On the print dialog, select [Printing Area] and press the SET
button.
2. Turn the selector dial and select the printing area.
• The printing area is
for standard images and
for multiple images.
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Notes:
• Printing area setting is cancelled with the following operations:
- When you set the printing area for another still image.
- When you turn off the camcorder or detach the DIF-100 direct interface cable
from the camcorder.
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3. Press the SET button.
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Cancel Printing
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Press the SET button while the [Now printing] dialog is displayed. A confirmation
dialog displays. Make sure that [OK] is selected and press the SET button.
• A print in progress cannot be stopped. Printing of the next still images will be
cancelled and the display will return to playback mode.
Printing still images marked for printing
You can print still images marked for printing automatically with the Card Photo
Printer CP-10.
If you wish to print more than 1 copy of a still image, set the number of copies
when you mark it for printing.
• You cannot select the area setting with still images marked for printing. You
can select only the style (Standard/Multiple, Bordered/Borderless).
• Printing is executed from the C. PLAY MENU.
• If you connect the Card Photo Printer and select \ PRINT without having
marked a still image for printing, [Set print mark] will be displayed.
PLAY (VCR)
CAMERA
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1. Press the MENU button.
• C. PLAY MENU settings appear.
2. Turn the selector dial and select \
button.
• The print dialog appears.
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3. If you wish to print without changing the style settings, make sure
[OK] is selected and press the SET button.
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• Printing starts and, when it is completely finished, the display will return to
playback mode.
If you wish to change the style settings, select [Style] and press the SET
button. Select [Image] or [Borders], select the desired setting and press the
SET button.
Cancel Printing
Press the SET button while the [Now printing] dialog is displayed. A confirmation
dialog displays. Make sure that [OK] is selected and press the SET button.
• A print in progress cannot be stopped. Printing of the next still images will be
cancelled and the display will return to playback mode.
Restarting Printing
• To restart printing, select [Restart] on the print dialog display and press the SET
button. The remaining still images will be printed. If you select [OK] on the
print dialog, printing will start from the 1st still image.
• Printing cannot be restarted in the following circumstances:
- When you have changed the print mark settings.
- If you have deleted a still image marked for printing.
Printing Errors
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• If an error occurs during printing, error messages such as “NO INK”, “PAPER
JAM” or “NO PAPER” will display. Select [Stop] or [Restart] with the selector
dial and press the SET button. The [Restart] setting may not appear with some
error messages. In that case, select [Stop] .
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Combining Images and Recording Them to a Cassette (Card Mix)
Enhance the appearance of your recordings by combining still images from the
memory card with camcorder recordings. You may select from pre-recorded
cartoon-like frames, or create personal frames and titles that can be layered over
movies or still images.
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Select from 3 types of Card Mix effects:
CARD CHROMA (Card chroma key)
Combine the image you are recording with a still image as a frame. The image
will be shown instead of the blue area of the still image. When recording your
own “frame”, make sure that the area you wish the other image to appear is blue.
Adjustment of the MIX LEVEL: blue area of the still image.
Image being recorded
by the camcorder
Still image
CARD LUMI. (Card luminance key)
Combine the image you are recording with illustrations or titles. The image will
be shown instead of the light area of the still image. Create your own title or
illustration by drawing or writing on a white paper and recording it to the
memory card.
Adjustment of the MIX LEVEL: light area of the still image
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by the camcorder
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CAM. CHROMA (Camera chroma key)
Combine the image you are recording with a still image as the background.
Shoot the subject in front of a blue background, such as a blue curtain, and the
subjects not blue will be superimposed on the still image.
Adjustment of the MIX LEVEL: blue area of the image you are recording
Image being recorded
by the camcorder
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Still image
Mix level
The mix level bar appears. Adjust the mix level using the – and + at the ends of
the bar as guides.
CAMERA
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MIX LEVEL••• –
+
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Make sure a memory card that has images recorded on it and a cassette have been
inserted into the camcorder.
Select
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CARD MIX
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PLAY (VCR)
1. Make sure the camcorder is set to the Q (program AE) mode.
• You cannot use Card Mix in the Night recording program.
2. Open the menu and select \ CARD MIX.
3. Press the CARD +/– buttons to select the still image to be
combined.
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4. Select MIX TYPE.
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• CARD CHROMA, CARD LUMI., CAM. CHROMA settings appear.
5. Select the desired setting.
• Your currently recording image is combined with the pre-recorded still
image.
6. Select MIX LEVEL and press the SET button.
7. Adjust the mix level.
• Turning the selector dial upwards adjusts to the right and turning
downwards adjusts to the left.
8. Close the menu.
• CARD MIX flashes in the display.
On/Off
9. Press the CARD MIX button.
• CARD MIX stops flashing.
• Your currently recording image is combined with the pre-recorded still
image.
• Each time you press the card MIX button, your selection is activated
(display lights continuously) or deactivated (display flashes).
For movies
1. Press the start/stop button to start and stop recording.
• The combined images are recorded onto the tape.
For stills
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1. Press the PHOTO button halfway down and hold it.
• F flashes white in the display as the camcorder adjusts the focus and it is
displayed continuously as a green mark when the camcorder is ready to take
the image.
2. Press the PHOTO button fully down to record the image to the
tape.
• F disappears from the display.
• The combined images are recorded onto the tape for approximately 6
seconds.
Notes:
• If you change the position of the POWER switch, select your still image for
Card Mix again.
• When setting Card Mix, you must carry out steps 1 to 5.
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Copying Still Images from Tape to Memory Card
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Copies multiple still images from a tape to the memory card, using the Photo
Search function.
• The still images’ data codes will reflect the date and time the copies are made.
• The image size of a still image copied from tape to memory card will be 640 ×
480.
CAMERA
CARD OPER.
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PLAY (VCR)
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COPY[
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]
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Make sure a memory card that has enough memory available and a recorded tape
have been inserted into the camcorder.
1. Locate the first still image on the tape that you want to copy and
stop the tape at a point before that image.
• All the still images on the tape after that point will be copied onto the
memory card.
• If you want to copy all the images on a tape, rewind the cassette to the
beginning.
4. Select EXECUTE and press the SET button.
•
•
•
•
Select CANCEL to stop copying.
Tape and card information appear in the display and copying starts.
] appears in the display.
NOW COPYING [
The camcorder automatically performs the Photo Search function to locate
still images and copying starts. The currently copying image appears in the
display.
• Copying stops when the tape is finished or the memory card is full. When
the memory card is full, CARD FULL will appear in the display.
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• CANCEL and EXECUTE settings appear.
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2. Open the menu and select CARD OPER.
].
3. Select COPY [
5. Press the stop button when your desired images have finished
copying.
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Copying Still Images from Memory Card to Tape
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Copies multiple still images from the memory card to a tape.
• The still images’ data codes will reflect the date and time the copies are made.
COPY[
CARD OPER.
(
]
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Make sure a memory card that has images recorded on it and a cassette that has
enough recordable space have been inserted into the camcorder.
CAMERA
PLAY (VCR)
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CARD CAMERA
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CARD PLAY (VCR)
1. Locate the point on the cassette where you want to start copying
and set it to stop.
CAMERA
PLAY (VCR)
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2. Select the first image you want to copy by using the CARD +/–
buttons.
• Still images on the memory card including and after that image will be
copied onto the tape.
• If you want to copy all the still images on the memory card, select the first
image.
3. Open the menu and select CARD OPER.
] and press the SET button.
4. Select COPY [
• CANCEL and EXECUTE settings appear.
5. Select EXECUTE and press the SET button.
•
•
•
•
•
Select CANCEL to stop copying.
Tape and card information appear in the display and copying starts.
] appears in the display.
NOW COPYING [
Each image is copied for about 6 seconds on the tape.
Copying stops when all the images have been copied or the tape is full.
6. Press the 3 button when your desired images have finished
copying.
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Formatting a Memory Card
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Format new memory cards, if you get the message CARD ERROR, or to
permanently and quickly erase all the still images/movies on a memory card,
including protected still images/movies (this includes the pre-recorded card mix
sample images).
The SD Memory Card supplied with this camcorder has already been formatted
for you.
• Be cautious when formatting recorded memory cards. All still images/movies
will be permanently erased.
• If you use memory cards other than the supplied one, make sure to format them
with the camcorder, not a PC or other device.
CAMERA
CARD OPER.
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PLAY (VCR)
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FORMAT
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Make sure a memory card is inserted into the camcorder.
3. Select EXECUTE and press the SET button.
• Select CANCEL to cancel formatting.
• FORMAT THIS CARD? NO YES appears to confirm.
4. Select YES and press the SET button.
• Formatting starts.
• If you select NO, you return to step 3.
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1. Open the menu and select CARD OPER.
2. Select FORMAT and press the SET button.
5. Close the menu.
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Utilizing Memory Card Still Images/Movies on a PC
You can download still images/movies from a memory card to a PC connected via
the USB interface. By using the provided software, you can organize and store
still images/movies and print out still images with added titles or frames.
Use the USB cable and the Canon Digital Video Solution Disk/ArcSoft Camera
Suite CD with the camcorder.
• For details on how to connect the camcorder to a PC and install and operate the
software, refer to the Canon Digital Video Solution Disk instruction manual.
• Refer also to your PC manual.
• Power the camcorder from a household power source while connecting it to the PC.
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: Signal flow
IFC-300PCU USB cable
1. Install the software.
2. Connect the camcorder and the PC with an USB cable.
3. Turn the camcorder’s POWER switch to PLAY (VCR) and move
the TAPE/CARD switch to CARD.
• “PC CONNECT [USB]” appears in the display to indicate that USB
connection is being performed.
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4. Start the software and download still images/movies from the
memory card to the computer.
Cautions:
• Do not disconnect the USB cable while data is being transferred (while the
camcorder’s card access indicator is flashing). Doing so may damage the
memory card data.
• The connection may not work properly depending on the specifications and
settings of the software and PC.
• The image files on your memory card and the image files you have stored
(downloaded) to the hard disk drive of your computer are your valuable,
original data files. If you wish to use image files on your computer, be sure to
make copies of them first, and use the copied file, retaining the original.
Note:
• The buttons on the camcorder (except for the POWER switch and TAPE/CARD
switch) do not operate during USB connection.
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Other Information and Precautions
The camcorder formats memory cards in DCF (Design rule for Camera File
system).
Still images/movies recorded on a memory card with this camcorder can also be
transferred to a PC with the use of the following products made for SD Memory
Cards or MultiMediaCards:
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PC Card Adapter: Holds a memory card then inserts into the PC card slot found
on most types of laptop PCs.
FD Adapter: Holds a memory card then inserts into a PC’s floppy disk drive.
Memory Cards confirmed to operate with this camcorder (as of January
2002)
SD Memory Card—
Panasonic: 8 MB, 16 MB, 32 MB, 64 MB
SanDisk: 8 MB, 16 MB, 32 MB, 64 MB
MultiMediaCard—
SanDisk: 8 MB, 16 MB, 32 MB, 64 MB
• However, we cannot guarantee that all of these memory cards work properly.
If you mistakenly erase the card mix sample images provided on the SD Memory
Card, they can be downloaded from the following home pages:*
http://www.canon-europa.com/products/products.html
http://www.canon-asia.com/
http://www.canon.com.au
*If you are unable to connect the camcorder to a PC using a USB cable, you will
need a PC Card Adapter or USB Card Reader to be able to download to a
memory card.
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• If you purchase additional memory cards, format them with the camcorder, not
a PC or other device. There have been cases where memory cards formatted
with a PC or other device do not function properly.
• We recommend saving backups of memory card images on your PC’s hard
drive or other external memory device. Image data may be damaged or lost due
to a defect in a memory card, or if a memory card is exposed to static
electricity. Contents of a memory card cannot be compensated for should data
become damaged or lost.
• Do not remove the power source or the memory card while the card access
indicator flashes.
Using a Memory Card
Memory card operating precautions
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• Do not use memory cards in places subject to strong magnetic fields.
• Do not disassemble memory cards.
• Do not bend or drop memory cards, or expose them to strong vibrations or
external shocks.
• Do not get memory cards wet.
• Do not remove the memory card’s label or affix other labels. Affix labels to the
memory card’s case.
• Do not leave memory cards in places subject to high temperature or high
humidity.
• Moving a memory card rapidly between hot and cold temperatures may cause
condensation to form on it, leading to malfunctions. Avoid this problem by
placing the memory card in a plastic bag and letting it slowly adjust to
temperature changes before removing it from the bag. If condensation should
occur, maintain the memory card at a constant temperature and let the moisture
evaporate naturally.
• Do not touch the memory card’s terminals or let dust or dirt come in contact
with the terminals. Store and carry memory cards in their case to protect the
terminal area.
• There is only one correct way to insert memory cards into the camcorder. Do
not forcefully insert the memory cards backwards or upside down. This could
damage the memory card or the camcorder.
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Sample images
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• The following are the sample images that have been pre-recorded on the
supplied SD Memory Card. There are a total of 15 images: 8 Card chroma key
images, 5 Card luminance key images and 2 Camera chroma key images.
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Card chroma key
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Card luminance key
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Camera chroma key
• The pre-recorded sample images on the supplied SD Memory Card are intended
solely for the personal enjoyment gained from combining them with personal
videos taken with this camcorder. Do not use the pre-recorded sample images
for any other purpose.
PhotoEssentials - Royalty Free Stock Photography
The PhotoEssentials suite of royalty-free images on CD-ROM features premium quality
assignment photography and is ideally suited for use in advertising, brochures, reports,
multimedia, websites, books, packaging and more.
For more information, please visit their website www.photoessentials.com
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Weight and dimensions are approximate.
Errors and omissions excepted.
Subject to change without notice.
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SD Memory Card SDC-8M Specifications
Capacity
8 MB
Interface
SD Memory Card standard
Operating temperature range
0°C –40°C (32°F–140°F)
Dimensions
32 × 24 × 2.1 mm (11/4 × 1 × 11/8)
Weight
2 g (1/8 oz)
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Preparing the Camcorder
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Adjusting the viewfinder
• Set the camcorder to TAPE CAMERA
mode. Adjust the viewfinder focusing
lever to suit your eyesight.
• To view with the viewfinder, make sure
the LCD panel is either turned so that the
subject can monitor viewing, or totally
closed with the screen facing inwards.
• Be careful not to leave the viewfinder exposed to bright sunlight, or it will
melt. (The light is concentrated by the viewfinder lens.) Do not direct the
viewfinder to the sun.
Preparing the lens cap
• Attach the cord to the lens cap, and
pass the grip belt through the loop on
the cord.
• Hook the lens cap on to the grip belt
while you are recording, and place it
over the lens when you have finished.
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• Release the Velcro fastening and hold
the camcorder with your right hand
while you adjust the belt with your left.
Your index finger should reach the
zoom control and photo button, and
your thumb should reach the start/stop
button comfortably.
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Notes on Using the Batteries
Charging and recording times
• These times vary — the safest policy is always to have 2 or 3 times as many
battery packs as you think you will need.
• You will get more recording time if you turn the camcorder off between shots,
instead of leaving it in record pause mode.
• Charge the battery pack in temperatures between 10°C and 30°C (50°F and
86°F).
• The charging time varies depending on the charging conditions. (At 0 degrees,
charging will take about 2 times longer as usual.)
Battery Pack
NB-2L
BP-2L12 (optional)
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Time needed for full recharge
1 hr. 20 min.
2 hr. 30 min.
Max. Recording Time
Typical Recording Time*
Battery
Pack Using the Viewfinder Using the LCD Screen Using the Viewfinder Using the LCD Screen
NB-2L
1 hr 15 min.
55 min.
35 min.
30 min.
BP-2L12
2 hr 40 min.
2 hr.
80 min.
1 hr 5 min.
* Typical Recording Time: Approximate times for recording with repeated
operations such as start/stop, zooming and power on/off. The actual time may
be shorter.
• You can use the battery pack between 0° and 40°C (32° to 104°F), but it works
best between 10° and 30°C (50° to 86°F). Operating time will be shorter than
usual at low temperatures like a ski ground. For better operating results, the
battery pack can be warmed in your pocket or someplace and then used.
• If the battery pack starts to give you much less operating time than usual (at
normal temperatures), it has reached the end of its life and must be replaced.
• These figures show how long you can view playback with the LCD, after
attaching a fully-charged battery pack. Playback time will be shortened at low
temperatures.
Battery pack
Playback time (using the LCD screen)
NB-2L
55 min.
BP-2L12 (optional)
2 hr.
Additional
Information
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How much power is left?
The indicator in the display shows you
approximately how much charge the battery
pack has left:
Notes:
• When the power is completely exhausted,
“CHANGE THE BATTERY PACK” appears
in the display for 4 seconds and the empty
battery mark starts to flash. The power
indicator light also flashes.
• The indicator is not constant — different
levels will be shown when you subject the
battery pack and camcorder to different
conditions.
↓
↓
↓
↓
100%
75%
50%
25%
CHANGE THE BATTERY PACK
0%
When to recharge
You can recharge a lithium ion battery pack whenever it is convenient. Unlike a
conventional battery pack, it does not have to be fully discharged first. However,
as the battery pack will naturally discharge itself over time, it is best to charge it
the same day you plan to use it, or the day before.
Taking care of the battery pack
Always attach the terminal cover.
• Do not allow any metal objects to
touch the terminals, as this can cause
a short circuit and damage the battery
pack. Attach the terminal cover
whenever the battery pack is not
being used.
Additional
Information
Keep the terminals clean.
• The camcorder, adapter or battery pack will not work properly if the terminals
are dirty. Attach the terminal cover whenever the battery pack is not being used.
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Storing the battery pack.
• Storing a charged battery pack for long periods of time (about 1 year) can
shorten its lifecycle or affect performance. We recommend to discharge the
battery pack in the camcorder fully and to store it in a dry place. If you do not
use the battery pack for long periods of time, charge it fully and discharge it
fully in the camcorder at least once a year before returning it to storage.
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Installing the backup battery
Press the small button with a pen and pull out the
battery holder. Insert the battery into the battery
holder so that the + side of the battery faces the +
sign on the battery holder. Insert the battery
holder back into place.
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This backup battery allows the camcorder to
remember the date and time and other settings
when main power source is removed. It has a life
span of about a year.
When it needs replacing (or if it has not been
installed), the y mark flashes in the display.
Remove the old battery by pushing up then releasing and lifting out. Make sure to
attach a power source to the camcorder first, so it will remember your chosen
settings when you change the battery.
DANGER!
Treat the battery pack with care.
• Keep it away from fire (or it might explode).
• Do not expose the battery pack to temperatures greater than 60°C (140°F).
Do not leave it near a heater, or inside a car in hot weather, for example.
• Do not try to disassemble or modify it.
• Do not drop or knock it.
• Do not get it wet.
WARNING!
• The battery used in this device may present a fire or chemical burn hazard if
mistreated. Do not recharge, disassemble, heat above 100°C (212°F) or
incinerate.
• Replace the battery with a CR1616 made by one of the following companies:
Panasonic, Hitachi Maxell, Sony, Toshiba, Varta, Renata. Use of other
batteries may present a risk of fire or explosion.
• The used battery should be returned to the supplier for safe disposal.
Additional
Information
Cautions:
• Do not pick up the battery using tweezers or other metal tools — this will cause
a short circuit.
• Wipe the battery with a clean, dry cloth to ensure proper contact.
• Keep the battery pack out of reach of children — if it is swallowed, contact a
physician immediately, as the battery case may break down and the battery
fluids damage the stomach and intestines.
• Do not disassemble, heat or immerse the battery in water, to avoid the risk of
explosion.
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Maintenance
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Cautions
Avoid high temperatures and high humidity.
• Do not leave the camcorder inside a car in hot weather, for example.
• Be careful of heat radiating from video lighting equipment.
• Do not take the camcorder into a humid room.
Avoid sudden changes in temperature.
• If you take the camcorder from a cold place to a warm place, condensation may
form on the lens and internal parts ( 157).
Do not point the lens or viewfinder at strong light sources.
• Never point it at the sun, and do not leave it aimed at a bright subject.
• Be especially careful when leaving the camcorder on a tripod.
Avoid magnetic or electric fields.
• Do not use the camcorder close to TV transmitters, portable communication
devices or other sources of electric or magnetic radiation. They may cause
picture interference, or permanently damage the camcorder.
Do not expose the camcorder to water.
• Cover the camcorder when you are recording in rain or mist.
• There is a risk of electric shock if water gets inside the camcorder — contact
qualified service personnel as soon as possible.
Protect the lens.
• Sand and dust can damage the lens — be especially careful on windy days.
Handle the camcorder gently.
• Vibration or shock can cause damage.
• Do not use the viewfinder or LCD panel as a carrying handle.
Additional
Information
Do not disassemble the camcorder.
• This is very dangerous as there is a risk of electric shock — if the camcorder
does not function properly, take it to qualified service personnel.
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Storage
If you do not intend to use the camcorder for some time, store it in an area which
is free of dust and moisture, and where the temperature is no higher than 30°C
(86°F). After storage, check each part and function of your camcorder to make
sure everything is still working properly.
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Note:
• These cautions also apply to accessories such as battery packs and cassettes.
Maintenance
LCD
• Clean the LCD screen using a commercially available cleaning cloth for glasses.
• Where there is a big change in temperature, moisture may form on the surface
of the screen. Wipe clean with a soft, dry cloth.
• At low temperatures the display may appear to be much darker than usual. This
is not a fault, and as the screen warms up the display will return to normal.
Camcorder body and lens
• Use a soft, dry cloth to clean the camcorder body or lens. Never use chemically
treated cloth or volatile solvents such as paint thinner.
Video heads
• When mosaic-like noise appears on the playback picture,
the video heads may be dirty. When the video heads are
badly contaminated, the camcorder may show a blank blue
screen or a warning.
• For the best picture possible, after using the camcorder for
approximately 20 hours, clean the video heads using Canon’s DVM-CL Digital
Video Head Cleaning Cassette. If the “noise” remains, repeat the cleaning (up to
maximum of 5 times).
• Do not use a wet-type cleaning cassette, as this can cause damage.
Additional
Information
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Using the camcorder abroad
Power sources
• You can use the compact power adapter and battery charger to operate your
camcorder and charge battery packs in any country where the electricity supply
is between 100 and 240 V AC, 50/60 Hz. Contact your Canon dealer for
information about plug adapters for overseas use.
Additional
Information
TV playback
• Although you can always play back your recordings on the LCD screen, your
camcorder can only be connected to TVs which use its PAL system. This TV
system is used in the following countries:
Algeria, Australia, Austria, Bangladesh, Belgium, Brunei, China, Denmark,
Finland, Germany, Hong Kong, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy, Jordan,
Kenya, Kuwait, Liberia, Malaysia, Malta, Mozambique, the Netherlands, New
Zealand, North Korea, Norway, Oman, Pakistan, Portugal, Qatar, Sierra Leone,
Singapore, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Swaziland, Sweden, Switzerland,
Tanzania, Thailand, Turkey, Uganda, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom,
Yemen, former Yugoslavia, Zambia.
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Condensation
Condensation may form on the camcorder when it is moved from a cold place to a
warm place. Using the camcorder while condensation is present can damage both
the tape and the camcorder.
E
Condensation may become a problem:
When you take the camcorder from a cold
place to a warm room
When a cold room is heated rapidly
When the camcorder is left in a humid
room
When the camcorder is taken from an airconditioned room to a warm, humid place
Protecting the camcorder from condensation
• Before you take the camcorder to a warm or humid place where condensation is
likely to be a problem, unload the cassette and put the camcorder in a plastic
bag. Wait until the camcorder reaches room temperature before you take it out
of the bag.
What happens when condensation is detected
• “CONDENSATION HAS BEEN DETECTED” is displayed for approximately
four seconds. Then, the power indicator flashes and the h mark flashes in the
display. If there is a cassette in the camcorder, it stops automatically and
“REMOVE THE CASSETTE” is displayed for approximately 4 seconds and
then v flashes in the display. If you have the beep turned on, it will sound.
• The camcorder may not detect the condensation immediately — the
condensation warning may not start flashing for 10 to 15 minutes.
• You cannot load a cassette when condensation is detected.
Additional
Information
What you should do
• Remove the cassette, leave the cassette compartment open, and turn the
camcorder off.
• Leave it in a dry place until the condensation evaporates. After the condensation
warning stops flashing, wait at least another hour before trying to use the
camcorder.
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Troubleshooting
E
Refer to this checklist first if you have any problems with your camcorder.
Possible explanations are given for each problem on the list — turn to the page
numbers in parentheses for more information.
Make sure that the camcorder is properly connected if you are using it with a TV
or VCR. Consult your dealer or service outlet if problems persist.
Additional
Information
Recording/Playback
158
Problem
Cause and/or what to do about it
? Nothing happens when I press the
buttons.
• The camcorder is not set to the
appropriate mode (
18, 28).
• The cassette is not loaded or is set for
erasure prevention (
16-17).
• The cassette has reached the end.
• The power source is not properly
connected, or the battery pack is
exhausted or not properly attached
(
12-15, 151).
• The function cannot be used in that
recording program (
57).
? The camcorder turned itself off.
• The camcorder was in record pause
mode for more than about 5 minutes
(
18, 112, 170).
• The battery pack is exhausted
(
14-15, 151).
? The cassette compartment stopped
mid-operation while
loading/unloading a cassette.
• The battery pack’s power is
exhausted. Recharge or change to a
new battery pack (
14-15).
? The start/stop button doesn’t
work.
• The cassette is not loaded or is set for
erasure prevention (
16-17).
• The cassette has reached the end.
? There’s no picture in the display.
• The camcorder is not set to the
appropriate mode (
18, 28).
? There’s a blank blue screen in the
display.
• You are attempting to play back or
record copyright protected material
(
89).
• The video heads are badly
contaminated (
155).
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? The camcorder won’t focus.
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• The camcorder is on manual focus
(
76).
• The viewfinder lens needs adjusting
(
150).
• The lens is dirty (
155).
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Note:
• Some subjects are not suitable for autofocus. In these situations, you will often
get better results using manual focus ( 76). Focus on something which is
about the same distance away, lock the focus, and then point the camcorder at
your original, hard-to-focus subject.
Horizontal stripes
Many subjects at
different distances
Behind glass
Without much
contrast (e.g. a
white wall)
Reflective surfaces
(e.g. shiny car
surfaces)
Fast moving
objects
Dark subjects
Night scenes
Recording/Playback (Cont.)
Cause and/or what to do about it
? Some/all of the digital effects don’t
work.
• There are a number of restrictions on
using the digital effects ( 61-66).
? The e (play) button doesn’t work.
• The camcorder is not set to TAPE
PLAY (VCR) mode ( 28).
• The cassette is not loaded ( 16).
• The cassette has reached the end.
? There’s a bright stripe on the
screen.
• When recording in dark places a
bright light in the scene may cause a
vertical light bar (“smear”) to appear.
This is a normal feature of
camcorders.
? The playback picture is rough
(with mosaic-like noise).
• The video heads need cleaning
( 155).
Additional
Information
Problem
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? There’s no picture on the TV
screen.
• AV/PHONES is not set to AV in the
menu.
• AV \ DV OUT (Analog-digital
converter) is not set to OFF in the
menu.
? There’s no picture on the TV
screen, even though the tape is
moving.
• The video heads need cleaning
( 155).
• The TV/VIDEO selector on the TV
isn’t set to VIDEO ( 33-35).
? There’s no sound coming from the
speaker during playback.
• The speaker has been turned off with
the selector dial ( 31).
• Headphones are being used.
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Memory card operations
Problem
Cause and/or what to do about it
? The memory card will not insert.
• It is not turned the right way
( 107). Turn it the right way and
try inserting again.
? The
mark flashes red in the
display even though a memory
card has been inserted.
• Turn the camcorder's power off and
back on again and remove and
reinsert the card. If the mark
continues to flash, format the
memory card.
? Nothing happens when I press the
buttons.
• The camcorder is not set to CARD
CAMERA or CARD PLAY (VCR)
( 112, 122) mode.
• The memory card is not inserted
( 107).
• You are using an SD Memory Card and
it is set for erasure prevention. Change
the position of the protect switch.
• The memory card is full. Erase
images ( 126) or insert a new
memory card.
• The power source is not properly
connected, or the battery pack is
exhausted or not properly attached
( 12-15, 151).
• The function cannot be used in that
recording program ( 57).
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? The PHOTO button doesn’t work.
? The image cannot be erased.
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• The memory card is not loaded
( 107).
• You are using an SD Memory Card and
it is set for erasure prevention. Change
the position of the protect switch.
• The memory card is full. Erase
images ( 126) or insert a new
memory card.
• You have reached the maximum file
number. Set the file numbering to
RESET through the menu ( 110)
and insert a new memory card.
• You are using an unformatted
memory card. Format the card
( 145).
E
• The image is protected ( 125).
• You are using an SD Memory Card
and it is set for erasure prevention.
Change the position of the protect
switch.
Miscellaneous
Problem
Cause and/or what to do about it
? The wireless controller doesn’t
work.
• The remote sensor mode is set to
OFFB in the menu ( 49).
• The remote sensor modes of the
wireless controller and the camcorder
itself are different ( 49).
• The batteries are dead or not inserted.
? The power indicator is flashing.
• Check the screen displays (
? The camcorder malfunctions.
• External interference may cause the
camcorder’s microprocessor to
malfunction temporarily. If random
letters appear in the display or if
normal operation is interrupted,
remove and then replace the power
source.
? The DV cable is connected
correctly, but there’s nothing in
the display.
• Remove the cable and then reconnect
it or turn the power off and back on
again.
? The camcorder becomes warm
during use.
• This is not a malfunction.
165).
Additional
Information
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The MV5/MV5i/MV5i MC System Diagram (Availability differs from area to area)
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WD-28 Wideconverter
CBC-NB2
Car Battery Charger (Available soon)
WL-D77
Wireless
Controller
TL-28 Teleconverter
MiniDV
Video
Cassette
NB-2L/BP-2L12
Battery Pack
CB-2LTE
Battery Charger
FS-28U
Filter Set
CA-PS 700 Compact
Power Adapter
NB-2L, BP-2L12
Battery Pack
ZR-1000 Zoom
Remote Controller
S-150 S-video Cable
VCR
CP-10
Card Photo Printer
PC-A10
SCART
Adapter
STV-250N
Stereo Video Cable
SA-1 Adapter Bracket
TV
CV-150F DV Cable
Digital Device
MV5i MC
BP-900 Series
Battery Pack*
PC Card Adapter
VL-10Li
Battery Video Light
Stereo Microphone
(commercially
available)
SD Memory Card
or
MultiMediaCard
FD Adapter
Additional
Information
IFC-300PCU USB Cable
CV-150F/CV-250F DV Cable
SC-1000 Soft
Carrying Case
Personal Computer
* Charging with the CA-910 Compact Power Adapter or CH-910 Dual Battery
Charger/Holder (with optional)
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Optional Accessories
Battery Packs
The Battery Pack BP-2L12 can also be
used with the MV5/MV5i/MV5i MC.
NB-2L
BP-2L12
E
CBC-NB2 Car Battery Charger
Connect the car battery cable to recharge
battery packs on the move. The car battery
cable plugs into your car’s cigarette lighter
socket and runs off a 12-24 V DC negative
ground battery.
TL-28 Tele-converter
This tele-converter lens increases the focal
length of the camcorder lens by a factor of
1.9.
• The image stabilizer is not as effective as
usual when the tele-converter is attached.
WD-28 Wide-converter
This lens decreases focal length by a factor
of 0.7, giving you a wide perspective for
indoor shots or panoramic views.
FS-28U Filter Set
Neutral density and MC protector filters to
help you take control of difficult lighting
conditions.
Additional
Information
VL-10Li Battery Video Light
This compact yet powerful video light can
be used for both indoor and outdoor
shooting.
• Use the BP-900 Series battery packs to
power the light. Approximate usage times
are as follows:
BP-915 60 min. BP-930 120 min.
BP-945 170 min.
• Charge the BP-900 Series battery packs
with the CA-910 Compact Power Adapter
(optional).
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Zoom Remote Controller ZR-1000
When this product is plugged into the
LANC m terminal of a Canon camcorder, it
is possible to control functions such as the
start and stop of recording and the zoom
and focusing functions while the camcorder
is mounted on a tripod, without touching
the camcorder body itself.
SA-1 Adapter Bracket
Attaches a video light or microphone
securely to the camera
SC-1000 Soft Carrying Case
A handy camcorder bag with padded
compartments and plenty of space for
accessories.
RY CA
SO
ACCES
Additional
Information
O
164
VI
INE DE
N GENU
NO
This mark identifies genuine Canon video accessories. When you
use Canon video equipment, we recommend Canon-brand
accessories or products bearing the same mark.
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Screen Displays
To display the date and time, press the
DATA CODE button. See also p. 80.
Press the wireless controller’s TV
SCREEN button or turn TV SCREEN
on through the menu to see the other
displays on the TV screen. (The
displays appear white on-screen.) They
will not be added to any recordings you
make with the camcorder.
CAMERA
DISP. SET UP
(
DATA
CODE
MV5i MC
PLAY (VCR)
E
TV
SCREEN
CARD CAMERA
MV5i MC
CARD PLAY (VCR)
TV SCREEN•••ON
40)
To turn TV SCREEN off, open the menu and select DISP. SET UP.
Then select TV SCREEN, set it to OFF and close the menu.
For instructions on how to hook the camcorder up to your TV, see p. 32.
Turning off the LCD screen displays
You can turn off the displays to give you a clear screen for playback.
CAMERA
DISP.SET UP
(
MV5i MC
PLAY (VCR)
CARD CAMERA
MV5i MC
CARD PLAY (VCR)
DISPLAYS••••ON
39)
To turn the display off, open the menu and select DISP. SET UP.
Then select DISPLAYS, set it to OFF <PLAYBK> and close the
menu.
• If you turn the displays off, the LCD screen will be completely blank
(including connected TV screen), but the camcorder will continue to show
warning/caution displays when necessary, and the data code appears in the
display if it is set to ON.
• When operating the camcorder, the displays appear for 2 seconds. However,
the displays do not disappear when displaying an index screen.
Record pause mode
(
18)
Recording (
19)
PAUSE
REC
The backup battery is
not properly installed,
or needs replacing
(
153).
Additional
Information
indicates a flashing display.
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Shows how much
battery power remains
(
151).
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Rewind (
28)
REW
Fast forward playback
(
28)
The battery pack is
exhausted (
151).
Rewind playback
(
28)
Frame advance
playback (
29)
No cassette is loaded,
or it is set for erasure
prevention
(
16, 17).
Frame reverse
playback (
29)
Remaining tape
(Green: more than five
minutes.
Yellow: less than five
minutes.
Red: final few
seconds.)
5min
Playback pause
(forward and reverse)
(
29)
Slow playback
(forward and reverse)
(
29)
×2 playback (forward
and reverse) (
30)
...finally, it tells you
when you have
completely run out of
tape.
×2
×2
END
×1 playback (forward
and reverse)
(
29)
The camcorder is
ejecting the tape
(
16).
EJECT
Photo Search (
×1
×1
83)
5
PHOTO SEARCH
Date Search (
The safety mechanism
is activated. Unload
the cassette and turn
the camcorder off.
Turn it on again and
reload the cassette.
83)
EJECT
5
DATE SEARCH
Zero set memory
(forward and reverse)
(
84)
RTN
RTN
MV5i/MV5i MC
Recording mode
(
20)
AV Insert Editing
(
94)
SP
AV INSERT
AV INSERT
Additional
Information
Playback is stopped
(
28).
166
STOP
Audio Dubbing
(
101)
Normal playback
(
28)
Fast forward (
28)
FF
AUDIO DUB.
AUDIO DUB.
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Self-timer countdown
(
71)
23):
Optical plus 40×
digital zoom
Optical plus 200×
digital zoom
W
T
W
Zoom out
W
T
69)
16bit
T
Data code (
80)
F1.8
1/250
12:00 AM
1.JAN.2002
T
Photo mode (
The image stabilizer
is turned on (
56).
PLAY MENU
( MV5i/MV5i MC :VCR)
(
42)
E
0:00:00M
Audio mode (
W
10sec
SELF–T.
Zero set memory
(
84)
T
W
Zoom in
CAM. MENU
(
41)
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54)
PHOTO
CAM.MENU
SEL.S
MENU
CARD MIX
CAM.SET UP
VCR SET UP
DISP.SET UP
SYSTEM
RETURN
PLAY MENU
• Setting the AF/AE. F
mark flashes white
• AF/AE locked. F
mark lights up green
SEL.S
MENU
VCR SET UP
CARD OPER.
DISP.SET UP
SYSTEM
RETURN
• Timer
6sec
Recording programs
(
57).
AUTO
SPORTS
MV5i MC
C.CAM. MENU
(
44)
PORTRAIT
C.CAM MENU
SEL.S
MENU
SPOTLIGHT
STITCH AST
CAM.SET UP
CARD SET UP
VCR SET UP
DISP.SET UP
SYSTEM
RETURN
SAND&SNOW
LOW LIGHT
NIGHT
AE Shift (
MV5i MC
C.PLAY MENU
(
45)
MV5i MC
The remote sensor is
turned off (
49).
CARD OPER.
VCR SET UP
DISP.SET UP
SYSTEM
RETURN
FILE OPER.
73)
SEL.S
MENU
AE +2.0
Manual focus is
selected (
76).
Shutter speed (
PROTECT
PRINT MARK
IMAGE ERASE
RETURN
M.FOCUS
74)
1/250
White balance is
(
77)
Set
W
Indoor
T
Outdoor U
Additional
Information
FILE OPER. MENU
(
127)
C.PLAY MENU
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The 16:9 mode: the
display flashes when
the effect is being
selected, and appears
steadily when it is
activated (
21).
Digital effects. The
display flashes when
the function is being
selected and appears
steadily when it is
activated (
62).
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16:9
Audio input and
Microphone input
(
100)
MV5i/MV5i MC
AUDIO IN
Audio input
FADE–T
ART
WIPE
BLK&WHT
CORNER
SEPIA
JUMP
MOSAIC
FLIP
BALL
PUZZLE
CUBE
ZIGZAG
WAVE
BEAM
COLOR MASK
TIDE
MIRROR
Microphone input
MV5i/MV5i MC
DV input (
86, 115)
Analog-digital
converter (
92)
MULTI–S
The wind screen is
turned on (
70).
Volume level (
Speaker
WSON
31):
SPEAKER
–
+
Headphones
PHONES
–
+
SPEAKER
OFF
The AV/headphones
terminal is switched
to headphones
(
32).
Audio output (
103)
PHONES
STEREO1
STEREO2
MIX/FIXED
Additional
Information
MIX/VARI.
168
Mix balance (
103)
ST–1
ST–2
MIC.IN
Condensation warning
(
157)
DV IN
AV DV
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Memory Card Displays
No memory card is
inserted (
107)
Still Image Size
(
113)
Movie Size(
Current still
image/Total number of
still images on the
memory card
(
122)
Protect mark (
9/99
E
125)
1024
113)
320
Image quality(
Standard
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107)
FINE
Super Fine
Print mark (
125)
Data code (
80)
CARD MIX
12:00 AM
1.JAN.2002
S.FINE
Folder number-File
number (
110)
Recording to a
memory card
(
113)
140)
STD
Fine
Slide show in progress
(
124)
Card mix (
101-0101
Formatting a memory
card (
145).
SLIDE SHOW
Erasing still images
(
131).
>>>>
99
Connecting to a PC
(
146).
The number of still
images that can still
be recorded on the
memory card
109)
(
(Green: 6 or more
images.
Yellow: 1-5 images
Red: No more
images)
99
<<<<
9/99
Additional
Information
Accessing a memory
card (
122)
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Time Code
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0:12:34:12
This records counter information,
including hour, minute, second, and
frame number on a special data code
area on the tape itself. It is reset
automatically when a new tape is
loaded. In TAPE CAMERA mode, the
frame number doesn’t appear in the
display.
Recording reminder
0sec
10sec
When you start recording, the
camcorder counts from 0 sec to 10 sec.
Shots which are shorter than ten
seconds may be difficult to edit later.
On the other hand, if you are not
planning to edit the recording,
remember that a shot which does not
contain action should generally last no
longer than 10 seconds.
“
AUTO POWER OFF”
Additional
Information
AUTO POWER OFF
170
• The camcorder will turn itself off if
you leave it in record pause mode for
more than about 5 minutes. This
display appears 20 seconds (approx.)
before the camcorder turns off.
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Caution phrases
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The camcorder displays various caution phrases — they appear for 4 seconds
before disappearing.
Appears each time
you turn the power
on, until you set the
time zone, date and
time (
51).
Appears when the
battery pack is
exhausted
(
151).
Appears when the
tape has reached the
end.
SET THE TIME ZONE,
DATE AND TIME
CHANGE THE BATTERY PACK
Appears as a warning
to protect the tape and
also when
condensation is
detected. Remove the
tape as soon as
possible after the
camcorder has
displayed the caution.
REMOVE THE CASSETTE
Refer to p.89
COPYRIGHT PROTECTED
PLAYBACK IS RESTRICTED
TAPE END
Refer to p.89, p.90 or
p.92
Refer to p.17
COPYRIGHT PROTECTED
DUBBING RESTRICTED
THE TAPE IS SET FOR
ERASURE PREVENTION
MV5i/MV5i MC
Appears when,
during DV dubbing,
the DV cable is
disconnected or the
power of the digital
equipment connected
to the camcorder is
turned off.
CHECK THE DV INPUT
Appears when you try
to do audio dubbing
or AV insert on a tape
recorded in any mode
other than SP mode
(
94, 97).
Appears when you try
to do audio dubbing
on a tape recorded in
16-bit audio or 12-bit,
4-channel mode
(
97).
Refer to p.157
CONDENSATION
HAS BEEN DETECTED
CHECK THE CASSETTE
[REC MODE]
CHECK THE CASSETTE
[AUDIO MODE]
MV5i/MV5i MC
CHECK THE CASSETTE
[BLANK]
Additional
Information
Appears when the
camcorder detects a
blank section of a tape
during audio dubbing
or AV insert
(
94, 97).
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Appears immediately
after you start
HEADS DIRTY,
recording, and the
USE
CLEANING
CASSETTE
video heads are badly
contaminated. Make
sure to clean the
video heads when
this caution appears.
(
155)
MV5i MC
Memory card caution phrases
An error has occurred
with the memory
card. The camcorder
CARD ERROR
can not record or
play back. A
temporary card error
is also possible. If
CARD ERROR disappears after 4 seconds
and
flashes red, turn the camcorder’s
power off and back on again, and remove
and reinsert the card. If
flashes green,
recording or playing back is possible.
There is no more
remaining memory
on the memory card.
Change the card or
erase images.
Additional
Information
You have reached the
maximum file or
folder number.
(
110)
172
The image has been
recorded in an
incompatible JPEG
format or other
format that the
camcorder can not
play back, or the
image data has been
damaged.
CARD FULL
NAMING ERROR
UNIDENTIFIABLE
IMAGE
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Appears if you have
tried to mark 100 or
more images for
printing, or if a mark
file cannot be edited.
(
125)
No memory card is
inserted in the
camcorder.
(
107)
There are no images
recorded on the
memory card.
PRINT MARK ERROR
NO CARD
NO IMAGES
You are using an SD
Memory Card and it
is set for erasure
prevention. Change
the position of the
protect switch.
THE CARD IS SET FOR
ERASURE PREVENTION
Depending on the
signal, some
analogue images
cannot be recorded
on the memory card
as still image.
THIS IMAGE CANNOT
BE RECORDED
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Specifications
MV5/MV5i/MV5i MC
Power Supply (rated): 7.4 V DC
Power Consumption (while recording
with the AF turned on):
3.4 W (Using viewfinder),
4.4 W (Using LCD screen)
Television system:
CCIR standard (625 lines, 50 fields)
PAL colour signal
Video recording system:
2 rotary heads, helical scanning DV
system (Consumer digital VCR SD
system)
Digital component recording
Audio recording system:
PCM digital sound: 16 bit (48 kHz/
2 ch), 12 bit (32 kHz/ 4 ch)
Image sensor:
1/6” CCD (charge coupled device),
approx. 800,000 pixels (card: 740,000
effective pixels, tape: 400,000 effective
pixels)
Tape format:
Videocassettes bearing the D mark.
Tape speed:
SP: 3/4 ips (18.83 mm/s),
LP: 1/2 ips (12.57 mm/s)
Maximum recording time
(with an 80 min. cassette):
SP: 80 min., LP: 120 min.,
Fast forward/ rewind time:
Approx. 2 min. 20 sec.
(with a 60 min. cassette)
Lens:
F/1.8–2.3, 10× power zoom, f=2.5-25
mm ( MV5i MC card: 7× power zoom,
f=3.5 – 25 mm)
Focusing system:
TTL autofocus, manual focusing
possible
Minimum focusing distance:
Maximum shutter speed:1/2,000 sec.
( MV5i MC 1/250 sec. when using a
memory card)
Minimum illumination:
2.4 lx (using the Night program in
TAPE CAMERA mode)
Recording media:
SD Memory Card, MultiMediaCard
Number of recording pixels:
Still image: 1024 × 768, 640 × 480 pixels
Movie: 320 × 240 pixels (approx. 10
sec.)*, 160 × 120 pixels (approx. 30
sec.)*
* The figures in brackets represent the
maximum length of one movie clip.
Image format:
Design rule for Camera File system
(DCF), Exif 2.2 compliant*
Digital Print Order Format (DPOF)
compliant (only images marked for
printing)
* This camcorder supports Exif 2.2 (also
called “Exif Print”). Exif Print is a
standard for enhancing the
communication between camcorders and
printers. By connecting to an Exif Printcompliant printer, the camcorder's image
data at the time of shooting is used and
optimized, yielding extremely high
quality prints.
File format: Still Image: JPEG
(compression mode: Superfine, Fine,
Standard)
Movie: Motion JPEG
Additional
Information
1 m (3ft 33/8 in) 1 cm (3/8 in) on
maximum wide angle)
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Recommended illumination:
More than 100 lx
Filter diameter: 28 mm
Viewfinder:
0.5 in, TFT colour LCD,
approx. 113,000 pixels
LCD screen:
2 in measured diagonally,
TFT colour, approx. 130,000 pixels
Microphone:
Stereo electret condenser microphone
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Estimated SD Memory Card SDC-8M
capacities (approx.):
1024 × 768: Superfine 14 images/Fine 20
images/Standard 39 images
640 × 480: Superfine 35 images/Fine 52
images/ Standard 86 images
• The actual number you can record varies
depending on the images. Remember that the
sample images recorded on the supplied SD
Memory Card are included in the total
number.
Additional
Information
USB terminal*: mini-B
* USB2.0 compliant
DV Terminal 1):
Special 4-pin connector
(conforms to IEEE1394)
AV/headphones terminal:
ø 3.5 mm minijack
Audio input 2): –10 dBV/at least 40
kohms, (L, R),
unbalanced
output: –10 dBV (47 kohm load)/
less than 3 kohms,
unbalanced
Video: 1 Vp-p/75 ohms unbalanced
S-video terminal 1):
1 Vp-p (Y signal), 0.3 Vp-p (C signal)
MIC terminal input: ø 3.5 mm stereo
minijack, – 57 dBV (with 600 ohm
mic)/ at least 5 kohms
LANC u terminal: ø 2.5 mm mini
minijack
Operating temperature range:
0°–40°C (32°–104°F)
Dimensions: 55 × 111 × 89 mm
(2 × 4 3/8 × 3 1/2 in)
Weight: 380 g (13 3/8 oz)
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NB-2L Battery Pack
Battery type:
Rechargeable lithium ion battery
Rated voltage: 7.4 V DC
Operating temperature:
0°–40°C (32°–104°F)
Battery capacity:
570 mAh
Dimensions: 33.3 × 45.2 × 16.2 mm
(1 1/4 × 1 3/4 × 5/8 in)
Weight:
40 g (1 3/8 oz)
1) MV5: Output only
MV5i/Mv5i MC: Input/output
2) MV5i/MV5i MC only
Weight and dimensions are approximate.
Errors and omissions excepted.
Subject to change without notice.
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Index
16:9, 21
‰
Easy Recording, 59
Editing to a VCR, 85
Effects, 64
Erasing Still Images*, 126, 131
External Microphone, 69, 97
Å
Abroad, Using the Camcorder, 156
Accessories, 7, 163
AE Programs, 57
AE Shift, 73
Analog line-in**, 90
Analog-digital converter, 92
Audio Dubbing, 97
Audio Mix, 103
Audio Mode, 69
Audio Output, 103
Audio/Video Terminal, 32
Auto, 59
Autofocus, 76
AV Insert**, 94
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Faders, 62
Fast Forward, 28
File Numbers*, 110
Focusing, 76
Formatting a Memory Card*, 145
Ó
Head Cleaning, 155
Headphones, 32
È
Backup Battery, 153
Battery Charger, 14
Battery Pack, 14-15, 151
Beep, 22
Brightness, 26
Image Quality*, 108
Image Stabilizer, 56
Index Screen*, 124
Ò
LANC, 85
LCD Screen, 25
Lens Cap, 150
Loading Cassettes, 16
Low Light, 60
LP Mode, 20
Ç
Charging the Battery Pack, 14-15,
151
Cleaning the Camcorder, 155
Combining Images*, 140
Condensation, 157
Connecting to a PC, 105, 146
Connection to TV or VCR, 32
Copying from Memory Card to
Tape*, 144
Copying from Tape to Memory
Card*, 143
˜
Maintenance, 154
Making Better Videos, 36
Manual Focus, 76
Memory Card Introduction*, 106
Menus, 39
Microphone, 69, 97
Multi-Image Screen, 67
Î
ˆ
Night, 60
* MV5i MC only
** MV5i/MV5i MC only
Additional
Information
Data Code, 80
Date and Time, 53
Date Search, 83
Demo mode, 22
Digital Effects, 61
Digital Zoom, 23
DV Dubbing, 86
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Optional Accessories, 163
S1 video terminal, 34
Sample images*, 148
Sand & Snow, 60
Screen Displays, 165
SD Memory Card*, 106, 112, 147
Self-Timer, 71
Shutter Sound*, 111
Shutter Speed, 74
Slide Show*, 124
SP Mode, 20
Speaker, 31
Sports, 59
Spotlight, 59
Still Images, 54, 112
Storage, 155
S-video, 34
System Diagram, 162
∏
Pause, Record, 18
PC Connection, 105, 146
Photo Search, 83
Playback Connection, 32
Playback Pause, 29
Playing Back a Tape, 28
Playing Back Memory Card, 122
Portrait, 59
Power Adapter, 12-14
Powering Your Camcorder, 12
Pre-Marked Position, 84
Preparing the Camcorder, 150
Preventing Accidental Erasure*,
125, 128
Print Mark*, 125, 129
Problems, 158
Protect*, 125, 128
Ê
Tape Protection, 17
Telephoto, 23
Time Code, 170
Time Zone, 51
Tips for Making Better Videos, 36
Tripod, 36
Troubleshooting, 158
TV, 32, 165
Additional
Information
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Record Pause Mode, 18
Record Review, 38
Record Search, 38
Recording Movies from a Tape,
118
Recording Movies from Other
Devices**, 119
Recording Movies onto a Memory
Card*, 117
Recording Movies onto a Tape, 18
Recording Programs, 57
Recording Still Image from a Tape,
114
Recording Still Images from Other
Devices**, 115
Recording Still Images onto a
Memory Card*, 112
Recording Still Images onto a
Tape, 54
Remote Control, 48
Remote Sensor, 48-49
Rewind, 28
◊
VCR, 32
Video Heads, 155
Videocassettes, 16
Viewfinder, 150
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White Balance, 77
Wide screen TV, 21
Wide-angle, 23
Wind Screen, 70
Wireless Controller, 48
* MV5i MC only
** MV5i/MV5i MC only
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Zero Set Memory, 84
Zooming, 23
Additional
Information
* MV5i MC only
** MV5i/MV5i MC only
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Menu at a Glance
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Use the list below to quickly navigate the camcorder’s menu. Functions are listed
alphabetically.
First make sure the
camera is set to...
Function
CAMERA
PLAY (VCR)
MV5i MC
CARD CAMERA
MV5i MC
CARD PLAY (VCR)
16:9 effect
CAM.SET UP
6-sec. Date
DISP.SET UP
MV5i/
MV5i MC
Audio dub
VCR SET UP
Audio mode
VCR SET UP
AV/headphones
MV5i MC
MV5i MC
AV → DV out
Beep
MV5i MC
MV5i MC
SYSTEM
Brightness
MV5i MC
MV5i MC
DISP.SET UP
MV5i MC MV5i MC
MV5i MC
DISP.SET UP
Card access display
MV5i MC
Card mix
MV5i MC
Copy - cassette to card
CARD MIX
MV5i MC
MV5i MC
Date/time display
CARD OPER.
CARD OPER.
Data code
MV5i MC
MV5i MC
Date/time select
Additional
Information
VCR SET UP
VCR SET UP
Copy - card to cassette
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Then select it
from this
submenu and set.
DISP.SET UP
DISP.SET UP
MV5i MC
DISP.SET UP
MV5i MC
SYSTEM
Date/time set
MV5i MC
Demo mode
MV5i MC
DISP.SET UP
Digital zoom
MV5i MC
CAM.SET UP
Displays
MV5i MC
DISP.SET UP
* Only the date and time appear in the data code when using a memory card.
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First make sure the
camera is set to...
Function
CAMERA
PLAY (VCR)
MV5i MC
CARD CAMERA
MV5i MC
CARD PLAY (VCR)
Then select it
from this
submenu and set.
Erase
MV5i MC
CARD OPER.
Erase all print marks
MV5i MC
CARD OPER.
File numbers
MV5i MC
MV5i MC
Format
CARD SET UP
MV5i MC
Image stabilizer
CARD OPER.
CAM.SET UP
MV5i MC
LCD Mirror mode
DISP.SET UP
Mix level
MV5i MC
CARD MIX
Mix type
MV5i MC
CARD MIX
MV5i MC
Movie Size
CARD SET UP
Output channel
VCR SET UP
Print mark
MV5i MC
CARD OPER.
Protect
MV5i MC
CARD OPER.
MV5i MC
VCR SET UP
Record mode
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MV5i/
MV5i MC
MV5i MC MV5i MC
SYSTEM
Self-Timer
MV5i MC
CAM.SET UP
Shutter sound
MV5i MC
CARD SET UP
Shutter speed
MV5i MC
CAM.SET UP
Still Image Quality
MV5i MC
CARD SET UP
Still Image Size
MV5i MC
CARD SET UP
Stitch assist
MV5i MC
Tally lamp
MV5i MC MV5i MC
STITCH AST
SYSTEM
Additional
Information
Remote sensor mode
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First make sure the
camera is set to...
Function
CAMERA
Additional
Information
PLAY (VCR)
MV5i MC
CARD CAMERA
MV5i MC
CARD PLAY (VCR)
Then select it
from this
submenu and set.
Time zone/DST
MV5i MC
SYSTEM
TV screen
MV5i MC
DISP.SET UP
White balance
MV5i MC
CAM.SET UP
Wind screen
180
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PUB.DIE-171
DIGITAL VIDEO CAMCORDER
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Instruction Manual
CANON INC.
Introduction
Canon Europa N.V.
P.O. Box 2262, 1180 EG Amstelveen, the Netherlands
Mastering
the Basics
Canon UK Ltd.
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Telephone 0870-241-2161
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1 Thomas Holt Drive, North Ryde, N.S.W. 2113, Australia
Telephone 805-2000, Fax 887-4484
Using the Full
Range of Features
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Fred Thomas Drive, Takapuna, P.O. Box 33-336, Auckland, New Zealand
Telephone 486-1570, Fax 486-6420
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Telephone (65)-532-4400, Fax (65)-221-2939
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Editing
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Additional
Information
© CANON INC. 2002
DY8-9020-106-000
PUB.DIE-171
0027W378
PUB.DIE-171
0201A/Ni9.5
This instruction book explains the use of the MV5, MV5i and MV5i MC
camcorders. There are two main differences between these models. The
models with an ‘i’ include DV Recording and Analog Line-in function. The MV5i
MC has an additional Memory Card function. Please note that illustrations and
explanations in this instruction book refer mainly to the MV5i MC model.
MV5i MC
Printed on 100% reused paper.
Digital
Video
Cassette
Using a Memory Card
Mini
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