Canon HG20 User Guide Manual Pdf

Canon HG20 User Guide Manual Pdf
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Important Usage Instructions
Introduction
WARNING!
TO REDUCE THE RISK OF FIRE OR ELECTRIC SHOCK, DO NOT EXPOSE THIS
PRODUCT TO RAIN OR MOISTURE.
WARNING!
TO REDUCE THE RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK AND TO REDUCE ANNOYING
INTERFERENCE, USE THE RECOMMENDED ACCESSORIES ONLY.
COPYRIGHT WARNING:
Unauthorized recording of copyrighted materials may infringe on the rights of copyright
owners and be contrary to copyright laws.
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HD Camcorder, VIXIA HG21 A / VIXIA HG20 A systems
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1) This device may not cause
harmful interference, and (2) this device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired
operation.
Note: This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for class B digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC
Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation. This
equipment generates, uses and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and use in accordance with the instructions,
may cause harmful interference to radio communications. However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a
particular installation. If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or television reception, which can be determined by
turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the following measures:
• Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
• Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
• Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is connected.
• Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
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The cable with the ferrite core provided with the digital video camcorder must be used with this equipment in order to comply with
Class B limits in Subpart B of Part 15 of the FCC rules.
Do not make any changes or modifications to the equipment unless otherwise specified in the manual.
If such changes or modifications should be made, you could be required to stop operation of the equipment.
Canon U.S.A. Inc.
One Canon Plaza, Lake Success, NY 11042, U.S.A.
Tel No. (516)328-5600
CAUTION:
TO PREVENT ELECTRIC SHOCK, MATCH WIDE BLADE OF PLUG TO WIDE SLOT, FULLY INSERT.
Important Warning
CAUTION
RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK
DO NOT OPEN
CAUTION:
TO REDUCE THE RISK OF ELECTRIC
SHOCK, DO NOT REMOVE COVER (OR
BACK). NO USER-SERVICEABLE PARTS
INSIDE. REFER SERVICING TO QUALIFIED
SERVICE PERSONNEL.
The lightning flash with arrowhead symbol,
within an equilateral triangle, is intended to
alert the user to the presence of uninsulated
“dangerous voltage” within the product’s
enclosure, that may be of sufficient
magnitude to constitute a risk of electric
shock to persons.
The exclamation point, within an equilateral
triangle, is intended to alert the user to the
presence of important operating and
maintenance (servicing) instructions in the
literature accompanying the product.
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IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
In these safety instructions the word “product” refers
to the Canon HD Camcorder VIXIA HG21 A / VIXIA
HG20 A and all its accessories.
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Read Instructions — All the safety and operating
instructions should be read before the product is
operated.
Retain Instructions — The safety and operating
instructions should be retained for future
reference.
Heed Warnings — All warnings on the product
and in the operating instructions should be
adhered to.
Follow Instructions — All operating and
maintenance instructions should be followed.
Cleaning — Unplug this product from the wall
outlet before cleaning. Do not use liquid or
aerosol cleaners. The product should be cleaned
only as recommended in this manual.
Accessories — Do not use accessories not
recommended in this manual as they may be
hazardous.
Avoid magnetic or electric fields — Do not use
the camera close to TV transmitters, portable
communication devices or other sources of
electric or magnetic radiation. They may cause
picture interference, or permanently damage the
camera.
Water and Moisture — Hazard of electric shock
— Do not use this product near water or in rainy/
moist situations.
Placing or Moving — Do not place on an unstable
cart, stand, tripod, bracket or table. The product
may fall, causing serious injury to a child or adult,
and serious damage to the product.
A product and cart
combination should be moved
with care. Quick stops,
excessive force, and uneven
surfaces may cause the
product and cart combination
to overturn.
Power Sources — The CA-570 Compact Power
Adapter should be operated only from the type of
power source indicated on the marking label. If
you are not sure of the type of power supply to
your home, consult your product dealer or local
power company. Regarding other power sources
such as battery power, refer to instructions in this
manual.
Polarization — The CA-570 Compact Power
Adapter is equipped with a polarized 2-prong
plug (a plug having one blade wider than the
other).
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The 2-prong polarized plug will fit into the power
outlet only one way. This is a safety feature. If you
are unable to insert the plug fully into the outlet,
try reversing the plug. If the plug still fails to fit,
contact your electrician to replace your obsolete
outlet. Do not defeat the safety purpose of the
polarized plug.
Power Cord Protection — Power cords should be
routed so that they are not likely to be walked on
or pinched by items placed upon or against them.
Pay particular attention to plugs and the point
from which the cords exit the product.
Outdoor Antenna Grounding — If an outside
antenna is connected to the product, be sure the
antenna is grounded so as to provide some
protection against voltage surges and built-up
static charges. Section 810 of the National
Electrical Code, ANSI / NFPA No. 70—1984,
provides information with respect to proper
grounding of the mast and supporting structure,
grounding of the lead-in wire to an antenna
discharge unit, size of grounding conductors,
location of antenna discharge unit, connection to
grounding electrodes, and requirements for the
grounding electrode. See figure 1.
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Fig. 1
EXAMPLE OF ANTENNA GROUNDING AS PER NATIONAL
ELECTRICAL CODE
ANTENNA LEAD
IN WIRE
GROUND
CLAMP
ELECTRIC
SERVICE
EQUIPMENT
NEC - NATIONAL
ELECTRICAL CODE
ANTENNA DISCHARGE UNIT
(NEC SECTION 810-20)
GROUNDING CONDUCTORS
(NEC SECTION 810-21)
GROUND CLAMPS
POWER SERVICE GROUNDING
ELECTRODE SYSTEM
(NEC ART 250. PART H)
14 Lightning — For added protection of this product
during a lightning storm, or when it is left
unattended and unused for long periods of time,
disconnect it from the wall outlet and disconnect
the antenna. This will prevent damage to the
product due to lightning and power-line surges.
15 Overloading — Do not overload wall outlets and
extension cords as this can result in a risk of fire
or electric shock.
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Objects and Liquid Entry — Never push objects
of any kind into this product through openings as
they may touch dangerous voltage points or short
out parts that could result in a fire or electric
shock. Be careful not to spill liquid of any kind
onto the product.
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Servicing — Do not attempt to service this
product yourself as opening or removing covers
may expose you to dangerous voltage or other
hazards. Refer all servicing to qualified service
personnel.
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Damage Requiring Service — Disconnect this
product from the wall outlet and all power
sources including battery, and refer servicing to
qualified service personnel under the following
conditions:
a. When the power-supply cord or plug is
damaged.
b. If any liquid has been spilled onto, or objects
have fallen into, the product.
c. If the product has been exposed to rain or
water.
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d. If the product does not operate normally even
if you follow the operating instructions. Adjust
only those controls that are covered by the
operation instructions. Improper adjustment of
other controls may result in damage and will
often require extensive work by a qualified
technician to restore the product to its normal
operation.
e. If the product has been dropped or the cabinet
has been damaged.
f. When the product exhibits a distinct change in
performance. This indicates a need for
service.
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19 Replacement Parts — When replacement parts
are required, be sure the service technician has
used replacement parts that are specified by
Canon or that have the same characteristics as
the original part. Unauthorized substitutions may
result in fire, electric shock or other hazards.
20 Safety Check — Upon completion of any service
or repairs to this product, ask the service
technician to perform safety checks to determine
that the product is in safe operating order.
When replacement of the power supply is required, please return it to the responsible nearest Canon Service Center
and please replace it with the same type number CA-570.
The Adapter can be used with a power supply between 100 and 240 V AC. For areas where 120 V AC power is not
used, you will need a special plug adapter. Contact your nearest Canon Service Center for further information.
This Class B digital apparatus complies with Canadian ICES-003.
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Online product registration for U.S.A. Customers only.
Register your product online at www.registercanon.com
Protect your product
We will keep the model number and date of purchase of your new Canon
product on file to help you refer to this information in the event of an insurance
claim such as loss or theft.
Receive information on new products and promotions
Upon your request, we will send you information on Canon new products and
promotions.
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The serial number of this product can be found at the battery attachment unit of
the camcorder. Write down the number and other information here and retain
this book as a permanent record of your purchase to aid identification in case of
theft.
Date of Purchase:
Model Name: VIXIA HG21 A /
VIXIA HG20 A
Purchased From:
Serial No.:
Dealer Address:
Dealer Phone No.:
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Trademark Acknowledgements
• The SD logo is a trademark. The SDHC logo is a trademark.
• Microsoft, Windows and Windows Vista are trademarks or registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or
other countries.
• Macintosh and Mac OS are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries.
• HDMI, the HDMI logo and High-Definition Multimedia Interface are trademarks or registered
trademarks of HDMI Licensing LLC.
• “AVCHD” and the “AVCHD” logo are trademarks of Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd. and Sony
Corporation.
• Manufactured under license from Dolby Laboratories.
“Dolby” and the double-D symbol are trademarks of Dolby Laboratories.
• Other names and products not mentioned above may be trademarks or registered trademarks of their
respective companies.
• This product is licensed under AT&T patents for the MPEG-4 standard and may be used for encoding MPEG-4 compliant video and/or
decoding MPEG-4 compliant video that was encoded only (1) for a personal and non-commercial purpose or (2) by a video provider
licensed under the AT&T patents to provide MPEG-4 compliant video. No license is granted or implied for any other use for MPEG-4
standard.
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Enjoying High-Definition Video with your
Camcorder
Preserve your most treasured memories, be it unforgettable scenery or cherished
moments spent with family and friends, with high-definition video recordings of a
quality second only to actually being there.
What is High-Definition Video?
1,080
lines
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Capture the finest detail,
like the movement or shine
of a single strand of hair
Your camcorder features a full high-definition image sensor (Full HD CMOS) that captures
video at a resolution of 1,920 x 1,080 pixels1. This results in video recordings of
unparalleled high quality, fine detail and lifelike vivid colors.
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How does full high definition compare with standard-definition TV broadcasts?
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Approximately 6 times the number of pixels.
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More than twice the number of scanning lines.
“Full HD 1080” refers to Canon camcorders compliant with high-definition
video composed of 1,080 vertical pixels (scanning lines).
What is Cinema Mode?
Give your recordings a cinematic look by using the [
Cine Mode] recording program
(
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[
PF24] to get the enhanced effect of the 24p Cinema Mode.
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Video is recorded at this resolution only when the recording mode is set to MXP or FXP mode.
In other recording modes, the picture is resized to 1,440 x 1,080 pixels before being recorded.
Even in that case, the picture captured is detailed enough to render richly detailed recordings.
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Enjoying High-Definition Video with your Camcorder
What are the advantages of a hard disk?
Your videos and photos are recorded on the built-in hard disk or commercially available
SD/SDHC memory cards2 using AVCHD specifications3. This Double Media recording
system gives you longer recording times for more high-definition videos and photos.
• You can shoot approximately 11 hours (
120 GB HDD) or 5.5 hours (
60 GB
HDD) of video in MXP mode, which offers the highest video quality under AVCHD
specifications.
• The camcorder records video and photos in unused space on the recording media so
you need not worry about accidentally recording over important videos.
• You can immediately access the scenes you want to play back from an index menu.
• You can easily manage your video and photo collections with the supplied editing
software: ImageMixer 3 (movies) and DIGITAL VIDEO Solution Disk (photos).
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Can I play back my high-definition video on other
devices?
Needless to say, you can connect your camcorder to an HDTV to enjoy your recordings
with family and friends (
81). You also have the following options:
• You can easily play back video recorded on the memory card by inserting the
memory card directly into AVCHD-compatible TV sets and HDD or DVD recorders
that feature an SD/SDHC memory card slot4. For details, refer to the instruction
manual of your TV or digital video recorder.
• You can play back AVCHD discs of your recordings created using the optional
DW-100 DVD Burner (
82) on the DVD Burner itself or on AVCHD-compatible
DVD players or Blu-ray Disc players5.
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For details about memory cards that can be used with this camcorder refer to Using a Memory
Card (
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AVCHD is the new standard for recording high-definition video. With AVCHD specifications the
video signal is recorded using MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 compression and the audio signal is
recorded in Dolby Digital.
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Depending on the device used, correct playback may not be possible even if the device is
AVCHD-compatible. In such case, play back the recordings on the memory card using the
camcorder.
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AVCHD discs containing scenes recorded in MXP mode cannot be created with the optional
DW-100 DVD burner. Use the supplied software ImageMixer 3 to back up such scenes.
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Important Notes About the Hard Disk Drive
Your hard disk camcorder allows you to shoot and store many hours of video.
However, there are differences between recording onto a hard disk and recording
onto other media. Make sure to follow the points below when using your camcorder.
For more details, refer to Handling Precautions (
116).
Back up your recordings periodically
Make sure to transfer your movies and photos
to an external device such as a computer or
digital video recorder (
82) and back them
up regularly and especially after making
important recordings. Canon shall not be
liable for any loss or corruption of data.
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Do not subject the camcorder to
vibrations or strong impacts
The hard disk is a high-precision device.
Vibrations, strong impacts or dropping the
camcorder may result in permanent data loss.
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Keep the drop sensor activated
whenever possible
The drop sensor (
99) detects when the
camcorder is dropped and activates a
protection mechanism to help prevent hard
disk damage. Turning this function off will
disable the mechanism. Even if this function
is set to [
On] and the camcorder is
dropped, hard disk damage can occur.
Do not disconnect the power source
while the camcorder is on
Always turn the camcorder off before
removing the battery or compact power
adapter.
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Important Notes About the Hard Disk Drive
Do not turn off the camcorder while the
camcorder is on and the ACCESS
indicator is on or flashing or while the
camcorder is in standby mode
Doing so may result in hard disk damage or
permanent data loss.
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Use the camcorder within its operating
temperature range
If the camcorder's temperature becomes too
hot or too cold, recording/playback may stop
in order to prevent hard disk damage.
Do not use the camcorder at high
altitudes
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Turning on or using the camcorder in places
with low atmospheric pressure, such as at
altitudes higher than 3,000 m (9,800 ft.), may
result in hard disk damage.
Initialize the hard disk when movies
cannot be recorded/played back
normally
As movies are recorded and deleted over
time, hard disk fragmentation may occur,
which may reduce performance. Initialize the
hard disk should this happen.
Protect personal information on the
hard disk
When the hard disk is initialized or recordings
are deleted, stored data is not physically
erased. Remember this when disposing of the
camcorder or giving it to another person.
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Table of contents
„ Introduction
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Enjoying High-Definition Video with your Camcorder
Important Notes About the Hard Disk Drive
About this Manual
Supplied Accessories
Components Guide
Screen Displays
„ Preparations
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26
Getting Started
Charging the Battery Pack
Preparing the Wireless Controller and Accessories
Adjusting the Position and Brightness of the LCD Screen
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Getting to Know the Camcorder
Basic Operation of the Camcorder
The
Button:
Mode or Flexible Recording
Joystick and Joystick Guide
Using the Menus
First Time Settings
Setting the Date and Time
Changing the Language
Changing the Time Zone
Using a Memory Card
Memory Cards Compatible for Use with the Camcorder
Inserting and Removing a Memory Card
Selecting the Recording Media
Initializing the Hard Disk or Memory Card
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Table of contents
„ Video
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Shooting Video
Selecting the Video Quality (Recording Mode)
Zooming
Quick Start Function
Reviewing and Deleting the Last Scene Recorded
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Advanced Functions
Special Scene Recording Programs
Changing the Shutter Speed and Aperture
Cinema Mode: Giving a Cinematic Look to your Recordings
Self Timer
Manual Exposure Adjustment and Automatic Backlight Correction
Manual Focus Adjustment
White Balance
Image Effects
Digital Effects
On-Screen Displays and Data Code
Audio Recording Level
Using Headphones
Using the Mini Advanced Shoe
Using an External Microphone
Using a Video Light
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Basic Playback
Playing Back the Video
Changing the Index Screen Selection
Selecting Scenes by Recording Date
Selecting the Playback Starting Point from the Movie Timeline
Selecting Recordings from the Index Screen
Deleting Scenes
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52
53
53
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56
57
Basic Recording
Playlist and Scene Operations
Dividing Scenes
Editing the Playlist: Adding, Moving and Deleting Playlist Scenes
Copying Scenes
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„ Photos
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Basic Recording
Taking Photos
Selecting Photo Size and Quality
Deleting a Photo Right After Recording It
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Basic Playback
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Viewing Photos
Deleting Photos
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Additional Functions
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Magnifying Photos during Playback
Flash
Histogram Display
Drive Mode: Continuous Shooting and Exposure Bracketing
Taking Photos while Recording Movies
(Simultaneous Recording)
Light Metering Mode
Capturing a Photo from the Playback Scene
Protecting Photos
Copying Photos
Other Functions You Can Use when Taking Photos
Printing Photos
Printing Photos (Direct Print)
Selecting the Print Settings
Trimming Settings
Print Orders
„ External Connections
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Terminals on the Camcorder
Connection Diagrams
Playback on a TV Screen
Saving and Backing Up Your Recordings
Backing Up Your Recordings on a Computer
Authoring High-Definition (AVCHD) Discs and Photo DVDs
Copying your Recordings to an External Video Recorder
Transferring Photos to a Computer (Direct Transfer)
Transfer Orders
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„ Additional Information
90
90
92
Appendix: Menu Options Lists
FUNC. Menu
Setup Menus
101 Trouble?
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107
Troubleshooting
List of Messages
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116 Do’s and Don’ts
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120
121
Handling Precautions
Maintenance/Others
Using the Camcorder Abroad
122 General Information
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127
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System Diagram
Optional Accessories
Product Codes
Specifications
Index
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Introduction
About this Manual
Thank you for purchasing the Canon VIXIA HG21/VIXIA HG20. Please read this
manual carefully before you use the camcorder and retain it for future reference.
Should your camcorder fail to operate correctly, refer to Troubleshooting (
101).
Conventions Used in this Manual
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IMPORTANT: Precautions related to the camcorder’s operation.
NOTES: Additional topics that complement the basic operating procedures.
POINTS TO CHECK: Restrictions or requirements regarding the function
described.
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: Reference page number within this manual.
To complete some operations you will need to refer also to other instruction
manuals. This will be indicated with the following icons:
Refer to the “Digital Video Software” instruction manual, included as a
DVSD
PDF file in the supplied DIGITAL VIDEO Solution Disk CD-ROM.
DW-100 Refer to the instruction manual of the optional DW-100 DVD Burner.
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•
: Text that applies only to the model shown in the icon.
• The following terms are used in this manual:
“Screen” refers to the LCD and the viewfinder screen (
only).
“Hard disk” and “HDD” are used interchangeably to refer to the camcorder's builtin hard disk drive.
“Media” is used to refer collectively to either the built-in hard disk or an external
memory card.
• The photos included in this manual are simulated pictures taken with a still camera.
Unless indicated otherwise, illustrations and menu icons refer to the
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Special Scene Recording Programs
Names of buttons and switches other
than the joystick are indicated within
a “button” frame.
For example FUNC. .
Recording in a very bright ski resort or
capturing the full colors of a sunset or a
fireworks display becomes as easy as
selecting a Special Scene recording
program. For details about the available
options, refer to the sidebar on page
50.
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Brackets [ ] are used to refer to menu
options as they are displayed on
screen. In tables in this manual the
default value is shown in boldface.
For example [On], [Off].
FUNC.
[ Programmed AE]
[ Portrait]
Press
to display the Special
Scene (SCN) recording programs
Desired recording program
FUNC.
In this manual, the
arrow is used to abbreviate menu selections.
For a detailed explanation refer to Using the Menus (
28).
The camcorder's operating mode is determined by the position of
the mode dial. In this manual,
indicates that a function is
available and
indicates that the function is not available. When
no operating mode icons are given, the function is available in all
operating modes.
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Introduction
Getting to Know the Camcorder
Supplied Accessories
CA-570 Compact Power
Adapter (incl. power cord)
BP-807 Battery Pack
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Lithium Button Battery
CR2025 for Wireless
Controller
WL-D88 Wireless Controller
Software CD-ROM1
and Installation Guide
PIXELA ImageMixer 3 SE
CTC-100/S
Component Cable
Red • Green • Blue plugs
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STV-250N
Stereo Video Cable
Yellow • Red • White plugs
Software CD-ROM2
and Installation Guide
DIGITAL VIDEO
Solution Disk
IFC-400PCU USB Cable
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Software for saving, managing, editing and playing back movies on your computer (
82). The
CD-ROM includes the instruction manual of the software (electronic version on PDF file).
Software for saving, managing, retouching and printing photos (
86). The CD-ROM includes
the instruction manual of the software (electronic version on PDF file).
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Components Guide
Left side view
Right side view
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button (
27)/
(print/share) button (
73, 86)
DISP. (on-screen display) button
(
42, 53)/
BATT. INFO button (
22)
Speaker (
39)
Memory card slot (
32)
USB terminal (
80)
HDMI OUT terminal (
79, 81)
AV OUT/ terminal (
79)
COMPONENT OUT terminal (
79)
MIC terminal (
56)
Strap mount (
25)
Grip belt
Instant AF sensor (
94)
Flash (
66)
Stereo microphone
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Introduction
VIEWFINDER button* (
35)
Viewfinder* (
26, 35)
Dioptric adjustment lever* (
35)
Battery attachment unit (
23)
RESET button (
104)
ACCESS indicator (
34, 61)/
CHG (charge) indicator (
23)
Start/Stop button (
34)
Mode dial
Recording movies (
34)
Taking photos (
61)
Playing back movies (
38)
Viewing photos (
63)
DC IN terminal (
23)
Remote sensor (
25)
LCD screen (
26)
Joystick (
28)
FUNC. button (
28, 90)
/ (play/pause) button (
38)/
START/STOP button (
34)
(fast reverse) button (
38)/
Zoom out W (wide-angle) button (
36)
(fast forward) button (
38)/
Zoom in T (telephoto) button (
36)
(stop) button (
38)/
BLC (backlight correction) button (
48)
Mini advanced shoe (
55)
Zoom lever (
36)
PHOTO button (
61)
ON/OFF button
indicator
Back view
LCD panel
Top view
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Bottom view
Wireless Controller WL-D88
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Tripod socket (
117)
BATTERY RELEASE switch (
24)
Serial number
The serial number label is located on the
top surface of the battery attachment unit.
Remove the battery pack to find it.
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START/STOP button (
34)
FUNC. button (
28, 90)
MENU button (
29, 92)
PLAYLIST button (
58)
Navigation buttons ( / / / )
(frame reverse) button (
39)
(fast reverse) button (
39)
(play) button (
38)
(pause) button (
38)
(stop) button (
38)
PHOTO button (
61)
Zoom buttons (
36)
SET button
(frame advance) button (
39)
(fast forward) button (
39)
DISP. (on-screen display) button
(
42, 53)
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Introduction
Screen Displays
Recording Movies
Playing Movies
(During Playback)
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Operating mode
Recording program (
45, 46)
White balance (
50)
Image effect (
51)
Digital effect (
52)
Recording mode (
35)
Photo quality/size
(simultaneous recording) (
68)
Remote sensor off (
98)
Hard disk/memory card operation (
22)
Instant AF (
94),
MF Manual focus (
49)
Remaining battery time (
22)
While recording/during playback:
Scene counter (hours : minutes : seconds)
Record pause mode: Total number of
scenes
Remaining recording time
On the hard disk
On the memory card
Image stabilizer (
94)
24F progressive frame rate (
22)
Backlight correction (
49)
Drop sensor off (
99)
Audio level indicator (
53)
Microphone attenuator (
95)
Mini advanced shoe (
55)
Headphone output (
54)
Wind screen off (
94)
Level marker (
93)
Scene number
Data code (
53)
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Recording Photos
Viewing Photos
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Zoom (
36), Exposure
(
48)
Recording program (
45, 46)
Light metering mode (
69)
White balance (
50)
Image effect (
51)
Digital effect (
52)
Drive mode (
67)
Photo quality/size (
62)
Instant AF (
94),
MF Manual focus (
49)
Remaining battery time (
22)
Number of available photos
On the hard disk
On the memory card
Image stabilizer (
94)
Self timer (
48)
AF frame (
94)
Camcorder shake warning (
94)
Focus and exposure lock (
61)
Flash (
66)
Histogram (
67)
Current photo / Total number of photos
Photo number (
98)
Protected photo mark (
70)
Date and time of recording
Manual focus (
49)
File size
Manual exposure (
48)
Photo size (
62)
Aperture value (
46)
Shutter speed (
46)
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Introduction
Remaining recording time
When there is no more free space on the
recording media, “
END” (built-in hard disk)
or “
END” (memory card) will be displayed
and the recording will stop.
Hard disk/memory card operation
Record,
Record pause,
Playback,
Playback pause,
Fast playback,
Fast reverse playback,
Slow playback,
Slow reverse playback,
Frame advance,
Frame reverse
,
Remaining battery time
100%
75%
50%
24F progressive frame rate
Select the 24F progressive frame rate (
47) to
give your recordings a cinematic look. You can
combine this frame rate with the [
Cine
Mode] recording program to enhance the effect.
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25%
0%
• The icon shows a rough estimate of the
remaining charge as a percentage of the full
charge of the battery pack. The remaining
recording/playback time of the battery pack is
displayed, in minutes, next to the icon.
• When
is displayed in red, replace the
battery pack with a fully charged one.
• When you attach an empty battery pack, the
power may turn off without displaying
.
• Depending on the conditions under which the
camcorder and the battery pack are used, the
actual battery charge may not be indicated
accurately.
• When the camcorder is off, press BATT.INFO
to display the charge status of a battery pack.
The Intelligent System will display the charge
status (as a percentage) and the remaining
recording time (in minutes) for 5 seconds. If the
battery pack is exhausted, the battery
information may not be displayed.
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Number of available photos
in red: No card
in green: 6 or more photos
in yellow: 1 to 5 photos
in red: No more photos can be recorded
• When viewing the photos, the display will
always be in green.
• Depending on the recording conditions, the
number of available photos displayed may not
decrease even after a recording has been
made, or may decrease by 2 photos at once.
Photo number
The photo number indicates the name and
location of the file on the memory card. For
example, the file name of a photo numbered
101-0107 is “IMG_0107.JPG”, stored under the
folder “DCIM\101CANON”.
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Preparations
This chapter describes basic operations, such as navigating the
menus, and first time settings to help you learn more about your
camcorder.
3 Connect the compact power
Getting Started
adapter to the camcorder’s DC IN
terminal.
Y
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CHG (charge)
indicator
Charging the Battery Pack
The camcorder can be powered with a
battery pack or directly using the
compact power adapter. Charge the
battery pack before use.
For approximate charging times and
recording/playback times with a full
battery pack, refer to the tables on
pages 123-124.
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DC IN terminal
4 Attach the battery pack to the
camcorder.
Press the battery pack softly into the
battery attachment unit and slide it
up until it clicks in place.
5 Charging will start when the
camcorder is turned off
(the
indicator is off).
• The CHG (charge) indicator starts
flashing. The indicator will stay on
when the charging is completed.
• If the indicator flashes quickly,
refer to Troubleshooting (
101).
1 Connect the power cord to the
compact power adapter.
2 Plug the power cord into a power
outlet.
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Preparations
on aircraft and ships, DC-AC inverters,
etc.
TO REMOVE THE BATTERY PACK
NOTES
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BATTERY RELEASE
switch
1 Slide BATTERY RELEASE in the
direction of the arrow and hold it
pressed down.
2 Slide the battery pack down and
then pull it out.
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IMPORTANT
• The battery pack will be charged only
when the camcorder is off.
• If remaining battery time is an issue, you
can power the camcorder using the
compact power adapter so the battery
pack will not be consumed.
• Charged battery packs continue to
discharge naturally. Therefore, charge
them on the day of use, or the day
before, to ensure a full charge.
• We recommend that you prepare battery
packs to last 2 to 3 times longer than
you think you might need.
• USA and Canada only: The
Lithium ion/polymer
battery that powers this
product is recyclable.
Please call
1-800-8-BATTERY for
information on how to recycle this
battery.
• Turn off the camcorder before
connecting or disconnecting the
compact power adapter. After pressing
ON/OFF to turn off the camcorder,
important data is updated on the hard
disk. Be sure to wait until the
indicator turns off.
• We recommend charging the battery
pack in temperatures between 10 °C
and 30 °C (50 °F and 86 °F). Outside the
temperature range of 0 °C to 40 °C
(32 °F to 104 °F), charging will not start.
• Do not connect to the camcorder’s DC
IN terminal or to the compact power
adapter any electrical equipment that is
not expressly recommended for use
with this camcorder.
• To prevent equipment breakdowns and
excessive heating, do not connect the
supplied compact power adapter to
voltage converters for overseas travels
or special power sources such as those
Preparing the Wireless Controller and
Accessories
First, insert the supplied lithium button
battery CR2025 into the wireless
controller.
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Tab
1
Press the tab in the direction of
the arrow and pull out the battery
holder.
2
Place the lithium button battery
with the + side facing up.
3
Insert the battery holder.
• If the wireless controller does not work,
check that
[Wireless Remote
Control] is not set to [
Off
]
(
98). Otherwise, replace the battery.
Accessories
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TO USE THE WIRELESS CONTROLLER
Fasten the grip belt.
C
Adjust the grip belt so that you can reach
the zoom lever with your index finger, and
the Start/Stop button with your thumb.
TO ATTACH A SHOULDER STRAP
Point the wireless controller at the
camcorder’s remote sensor when
you press the buttons.
You can rotate the LCD panel 180
degrees to use the wireless controller
from the front of the camcorder.
NOTES
• The wireless controller may not work
properly when the remote sensor is
situated under strong light sources or
direct sunlight.
Pass the ends of the shoulder strap
through the strap mount on the grip
belt and adjust the length of the
strap.
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Preparations
Adjusting the Position and Brightness
of the LCD Screen
Rotating the LCD Panel
Open the LCD panel 90 degrees.
• You can rotate the panel 90 degrees
downward.
• You can rotate the panel 180 degrees
toward the lens. Rotating the LCD
panel 180 degrees can be useful in
the following cases:
-
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To allow the subject to monitor
the LCD screen while you use the
viewfinder.
- To include yourself in the picture when
recording with the self timer.
- To allow the camcorder to be operated
with the wireless controller from the
front.
180°
90°
180°
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NOTES
About the LCD and viewfinder* screen: The
screens are produced using extremely
high-precision manufacturing techniques,
with more than 99.99% of the pixels
operating to specification. Less than
0.01% of the pixels may occasionally
misfire or appear as black, red, blue or
green dots. This has no effect on the
recorded image and does not constitute a
malfunction.
*
only.
LCD Backlight
You can set the brightness of the
screen to normal or bright. This
changes the brightness of both the LCD
and viewfinder* screen.
*
only.
Hold DISP. pressed down for more
than 2 seconds.
Repeat this action to toggle between
the normal and bright settings.
NOTES
Subject can monitor the LCD screen
while you use the viewfinder
• This setting does not affect the
brightness of the recording.
• Using the bright setting will shorten the
effective usage time of the battery pack.
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Basic Operation of the
Camcorder
The
Button:
Flexible Recording
Mode or
Press the
button again to return
to the flexible recording mode (the
button's light is off). You can access the
menus and change settings to your
preference. Even in flexible recording
mode, the camcorder can help you with
the settings. For example, you can use
the Special Scene recording programs
45) to set at once all the optimal
(
settings to match special recording
conditions.
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The camcorder offers two basic modes
for recording video or photos:
mode for beginners or if you just prefer
not to bother with detailed camcorder
settings, and flexible recording mode
which lets you change the camcorder's
settings to your preference.
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FLEXIBLE RECORDING
NOTES
In
mode you cannot access the
menus but you can change the following
settings in advance, before setting the
camcorder to
mode.
- Recording mode of movies
- Size/quality of photos
- Auto slow shutter
- All settings under the setup menu’s
,
and
tabs.
EASY MODE
Press the
button to enter the
mode (the button's blue light will
be on). You do not need to worry about
any settings and can shoot video using
just the zoom lever (
36) and
Start/Stop (
34) or take photos using
just the zoom lever and PHOTO (
61).
The viewfinder (
only) and Quick
Start function can also be used in
mode.
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Preparations
Joystick and Joystick Guide
Use the joystick to operate the
camcorder's menus.
Push the joystick up, down, left or right (
,
) to select an item or change settings.
Selecting a FUNC. Menu Option
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Following is an example of selecting a
FUNC. menu option in a recording
mode.
Press the joystick itself (
) to save the
settings or confirm an action. On menu
screens, this is indicated by the icon
.
Press
to display/hide the joystick
guide. The functions that appear on the
joystick guide will change depending
on the operating mode.
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Using the Menus
Many of the camcorder’s functions can
be adjusted from the menus that open
after pressing the FUNC. button
( FUNC. ). To access the menus set the
camcorder to flexible recording mode.
In
mode, except for a few
exceptions, most menu settings will
return to their default values (
27).
For details about the available menu
options and settings, refer to the
appendix Menu Options Lists (
90).
1
2
Press FUNC. .
3
Select (
) the desired setting
from the available options at the
bottom bar.
• The selected option will be
highlighted in orange.
• With some settings you will need
to make further selections and/or
press
. Follow the additional
operation guides that will appear
on the screen (such as the
icon, small arrows, etc.).
4
Press FUNC. to save the settings
and close the menu.
You can press FUNC. to close the
menu at any time.
Select (
) the icon of the
function you want to change from
the left side column.
Menu items not available will appear
grayed out.
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Selecting an Option from the Setup Menus
NOTES
A small font size is used in menu screens
so you can see all options and current
settings in one screen. You can enlarge
the font size by setting
[Font Size]
to [
Large] but you may have to scroll
down to find some menu options and only
the icons of the current settings will be
displayed.
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1
2
Press FUNC. .
3
Select (
) the tab of the desired
menu.
The settings available will change as
you move between the menu tabs.
4
Select (
) the setting you want
to change and press
.
• The orange selection bar indicates
the menu setting currently
selected. Menu items not available
appear grayed out.
• Move (
) the orange selection
bar to the tabs at the top of the
screen to select a different menu
(step 3).
5
Select (
press
6
Press FUNC. .
You can press FUNC. to close the
menu at any time.
Select (
,
) the
icon and
press
to open the setup
menus.
You can also hold FUNC. pressed
down for more than 1 second or
press MENU on the wireless
controller to open directly the setup
menus screen.
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) the desired option and
to save the setting.
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Preparations
First Time Settings
Setting the Date and Time
You will need to set the date and time of
the camcorder before you can start
using it. The [Date/Time] screen will
appear automatically when the
camcorder’s clock is not set.
• The date appears in a year-month-day
format only in the first setup screen. In
subsequent screen displays the date
and time will appear as month-day-year
(for example, [Jan. 1, 2008 12:00 AM]).
You can change the date format (
99).
• You can also change the date and time
later on (not during the initial setup).
Open the [Date/Time] screen from the
setup menus:
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[
Menu]
[Date/Time]
FUNC.
Changing the Language
Options
Default value
]
[MAGYAR]
[
]
When the [Date/Time] screen appears, the year will be displayed in
orange and indicated with up/down
arrows.
1 Change ( ) the year and move
( ) to the month.
[DEUTSCH]
[MELAYU]
[
]
[
]
[POLSKI]
[

[ENGLISH]
[
]
[
[ESPAÑOL]
[TÜRKÇE]
[
[FRANÇAIS]
[
2
[ITALIANO]
[
3
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Change the rest of the fields
(month, day, hour and minutes) in
the same way.
Select ( ) [OK] and press
to
start the clock and close the setup
screen.
[

]
[
]
[
]
]
]
]
]
FUNC.
[
Menu]
[Language
]
Desired language
FUNC.
IMPORTANT
• When you do not use the camcorder for
about 3 months, the built-in
rechargeable lithium battery may
discharge completely and the date and
time setting may be lost. In such case,
recharge the built-in lithium battery
(
119) and set the time zone, date
and time again.
NOTES
The displays
and
that appear
in some menu screens refer to the name of
buttons on the camcorder and will not
change, regardless of the language
selected.
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Using a Memory Card
Changing the Time Zone
Change the time zone to match your
location. The default setting is New
York.
TO SET THE HOME TIME ZONE
FUNC.
[
Menu]
[Time Zone/DST]
Your local time zone*
FUNC.
WHEN YOU TRAVEL
FUNC.
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[
Menu]
[Time Zone/DST]
Local time at your destination*
FUNC.
Memory Cards Compatible for Use with
the Camcorder
* To adjust for daylight saving time, select the
area name marked with a
.
You can use commercially available
SDHC (SD high capacity) memory
cards and
SD memory cards with
this camcorder. However, depending on
its Speed Class, you may not be able to
record movies on the memory card.
Refer to the table on page 32.
As of June 2008, the movie recording
function has been tested using SD/
SDHC memory cards made by
Panasonic, Toshiba and SanDisk.
We recommend using memory cards
with a Speed Class 4 or higher.
NOTES
About the SD Speed Class: The SD Speed
Class is a standard that indicates the
minimum guaranteed data transfer speed
of SD/SDHC memory cards. When you
buy a new memory card, look for the
Speed Class logo on the package.
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Preparations
Memory card
Capacity
64 MB or less
SD
memory cards
SD Speed Class
Recording
movies
Not applicable
Recording
photos
–
1,2
Not compatible
128 MB or
more
1
or higher
SDHC
memory cards
1
2
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1
Over 2 GB
Movies cannot be recorded when the recording mode is set to MXP (24 Mbps) or FXP
(17 Mbps).
On some memory cards you may not be able to record movies at all.
Inserting and Removing a Memory Card
C
Make sure to initialize all memory cards
before using them with this camcorder
(
33).
1
or higher
Turn off the camcorder.
Make sure the
indicator is off.
2
3
Open the memory card slot cover.
4
Close the memory card slot cover.
Do not force the cover closed if the
memory card is not correctly
inserted.
Insert the memory card straight,
with the label facing up, all the
way into the memory card slot
until it clicks.
IMPORTANT
Memory cards have front and back sides
that are not interchangeable. Inserting a
memory card facing the wrong direction
can cause a malfunction of the camcorder.
NOTES
To remove the memory card: Push the
memory card once to release it. When the
memory card springs out, pull it all the
way out.
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Selecting the Recording Media
Options
[Quick Initialization]
You can select to record your movies
and photos on the built-in hard disk or
on a memory card. The hard disk is the
default media for recording both.
FUNC.
[
Menu]
or
[Rec Media for Movies] or
[Rec Media for Photos]
Select
the hard disk or memory card*
FUNC.
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[Complete Initialization]
Erases all data completely. The complete
initialization of the hard disk requires a longer
time (
approx. 2 hr.,
approx.
1 hr.).
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TO CHANGE THE MEDIA FOR RECORDING
MOVIES
Clears the file allocation table but does not
physically erase the stored data.
* For each media, you can check the total,
used and available space. Available space
is estimated based on the recording mode
(movies) or photo size/quality (photos)
currently in use.
Initializing the Hard Disk or Memory
Card
Initialize memory cards when you use
them with this camcorder for the first
time. You can also initialize a memory
card or the hard disk to permanently
delete all the recordings it contains.
Initializing the recording media also
eliminates fragmentation.
Fragmentation becomes more serious
as recordings are repeatedly added and
deleted and can eventually result in
reduced performance.
FUNC.
[
Menu]
[Initialize
/
]
[HDD] or [Mem. Card]
Initialization method
[Yes]*
[OK]
FUNC.
* Press
to cancel the complete
initialization while it is in progress. All
recordings will be erased and the recording
media can be used without any problem.
IMPORTANT
• Initializing the recording media will
permanently erase all recordings. Lost
original recordings cannot be recovered.
Make sure you back up important
recordings in advance using an external
device (
82).
• Power the camcorder using the
compact power adapter to initialize the
hard disk. While the initialization is in
progress, do not disconnect the power
source.
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Video
This chapter covers functions related to shooting movies, including
recording, playback, menu options and playlist and scene operations.
WHEN YOU HAVE FINISHED RECORDING
Basic Recording
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1 Make sure that the ACCESS
indicator is off.
2 Turn off the camcorder.
3 Close the LCD panel.
Shooting Video
IMPORTANT
1
2
3
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Set the mode dial to
.
Turn on the camcorder.
By default, movies are recorded on
the hard disk. You can also set the
memory card as the recording media
for movies (
33).
Press Start/Stop to begin
recording.
• Recording starts; press Start/Stop
again to pause the recording.
• You can also press START/STOP on
the LCD panel.
• Observe the following precautions while
the ACCESS indicator is on or flashing.
Failing to do so may result in permanent
data loss or damage to the hard disk/
memory card.
- Do not subject the camcorder to
vibrations or strong impacts.
- Do not open the memory card slot
cover.
- Do not disconnect the power source
or turn off the camcorder.
- Do not change the position of the
mode dial.
• Be sure to back up your recordings
regularly (
82), especially after
making important recordings. Canon
shall not be liable for any loss or
corruption of data.
NOTES
• About the Power Save mode: To save power
when the camcorder is powered by a
battery pack, the camcorder will
automatically shut off if left without any
operations for 5 minutes (
98). Press
ON/OFF to turn on the camcorder.
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• When recording in very loud places
(such as fireworks shows or concerts),
sound may become distorted or it may
not be recorded at the actual levels. This
is not a malfunction.
Using the Viewfinder
When recording in bright places it may
be difficult to use the LCD screen. In
such case, change the brightness of the
LCD screen* (
26) or use the
viewfinder instead. Press VIEWFINDER
to activate the viewfinder along with the
LCD panel. Close the LCD panel to use
only the viewfinder.
Selecting the Video Quality
(Recording Mode)
The camcorder offers 5 recording
modes. Changing the recording mode
will change the recording time available.
Select MXP or FXP mode for better
movie quality; select LP mode for
longer recording times. The table on
page 36 gives approximate recording
times.
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P
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FUNC.
[
Standard Play 7 Mbps]
Desired recording mode
FUNC.
C
• You can pull out the viewfinder if it is
more convenient. Hold out both sides
of the viewfinder firmly and pull it out
until it clicks.
• Adjust the viewfinder as necessary
with the dioptric adjustment lever.
* The brightness setting is common to
the LCD screen and the viewfinder.
NOTES
• AVCHD discs containing scenes
recorded in MXP mode cannot be
created with the optional DW-100 DVD
burner. Use the supplied software
ImageMixer 3 to back up such scenes.
• The camcorder uses a variable bit rate
(VBR) to encode video so the actual
recording times will vary depending on
the content of the scenes.
• The camcorder retains the last setting
used even if you set the camcorder to
mode.
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Video

Approximate recording times
Recording mode →
MXP*
FXP*
XP+
SP
Default value
LP
Recording media ↓
60 GB Hard disk
5 hr. 30 min.
7 hr. 50 min.
10 hr. 50 min.
18 hr.
22 hr. 55 min.
120 GB Hard disk
11 hr. 5 min.
15 hr. 45 min. 21 hr. 40 min.
36 hr.
45 hr. 55 min.
1 hr. 10 min.
1 hr. 30 min.
4 GB Memory card
20 min.
30 min.
40 min.
8 GB Memory card
40 min.
1 hr.
1 hr. 25 min.
2 hr. 20 min.
3 hr.
16 GB Memory card
1 hr. 25 min.
2 hr. 5 min.
2 hr. 50 min.
4 hr. 45 min.
6 hr. 5 min.
32 GB Memory card
2 hr. 55 min.
4 hr. 10 min.
5 hr. 45 min.
9 hr. 35 min.
12 hr. 15 min.
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* Recorded in 1,920 x 1,080 resolution. Movies recorded using other recording modes are
recorded in 1,440 x 1,080 resolution.
12x Optical Zoom
Zooming
C
mode: In addition to the optical
zoom, digital zoom is also available
(
93).
W
T
W Zoom out
W
T
Move the zoom lever toward W to
zoom out (wide angle). Move it
toward T to zoom in (telephoto).
Press gently for a slow zoom; press
harder for faster zooms. You can also
set
/
[Zoom Speed] (
93)
to one of three constant speeds (3 is
the fastest, 1 the slowest).
NOTES
• Keep at least 1 m (3.3 ft.) away from the
subject. At full wide angle, you can
focus on a subject as close as 1 cm
(0.39 in.).
• When [Zoom Speed] is set to
[
Variable]:
- When you use the T and W buttons on
the wireless controller or LCD panel,
the zoom speed will be constant at
[
Speed 3].
- The zoom speed will be faster in
record pause mode than when actually
recording.
T Zoom in
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IMPORTANT
Quick Start Function
When you close the LCD panel with the
camcorder on, the camcorder enters
the standby mode. In standby mode the
camcorder consumes only about half
the power used when recording, saving
energy when you are using a battery
pack. Additionally, when you open the
LCD panel, the camcorder is ready to
start recording in approximately
1 second*, ensuring you do not miss
important shooting opportunities.
NOTES
• If you close the LCD panel under some
circumstances (for example, while the
ACCESS indicator is flashing or a menu
is being displayed), the camcorder may
not enter standby mode. Check that the
indicator changes to orange.
• The camcorder will shut off if left in
standby mode for 10 minutes,
regardless of the
[Power Saving
Mode] setting (
98). Press ON/OFF to
turn on the camcorder.
• You can select the length of time until
shut-off or turn off the Quick Start
function altogether with the
98).
[Quick Start] setting (
• Changing the position of the mode dial
while the camcorder is in standby mode
will reactivate the camcorder in the
operating mode selected.
Y
P
O
* The actual time required varies depending
on the shooting conditions.
1
With the camcorder on and in a
recording mode, close the LCD
panel.
•
If you are using the
viewfinder and the LCD panel is
closed, press VIEWFINDER to enter
the standby mode.
• A beep will sound and the
indicator will change to orange to
indicate the camcorder entered the
standby mode.
2
When you wish to resume
recording, open the LCD panel.
• The
indicator turns back
green and the camcorder is ready
to record.
•
You can also press
VIEWFINDER to resume recording
using the viewfinder with the LCD
panel closed.
C
Do not disconnect the power source
during standby mode (while the
indicator is lit in orange).
Reviewing and Deleting the Last Scene
Recorded
Even in
mode you can play back
the last scene recorded in order to
check it. You can also delete the scene
while reviewing it.
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Basic Playback
1
Press
to display the joystick
guide.
If
does not appear on the
joystick guide, repeatedly push the
joystick ( ) toward [Next] to display
it.
2
Push the joystick ( ) toward
.
The camcorder plays back the last
scene (but without sound) and
returns to record pause mode.
Playing Back the Video
Y
P
O
Deleting a Scene After Recording It
After recording a scene:
1 Review the scene as described in
the previous section.
C
2
While reviewing the scene, select
( ) the
icon and press
.
3
Select (
NOTES
) [Yes] and press
.
• Avoid any other operations on the
camcorder while the scene is being
deleted.
• You will not be able to delete the last
scene this way if after the scene was
recorded you changed the operating
mode or turned the camcorder off.
1
2
Set the mode dial to
3
Move (
,
) the selection
frame to the scene you want to
play back.
When you have recorded a large
number of scenes, repeatedly press
or
to move between index
screen pages.
4
Press / or
to begin the
playback.
• Playback will start from the scene
selected and continue until the end
of the last scene recorded.
• Press /
again to pause the
playback.
.
Turn on the camcorder.
The scene index screen appears
after a few seconds.
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• Press
to stop the playback
and return to the scene index
screen.
ADJUSTING THE VOLUME
Special playback modes
To enter the special playback modes,
you can use the buttons on the LCD
panel or wireless controller (
19).
There is no sound during the special
playback modes.
Fast playback
Y
P
O
1 During playback, press
to
display the joystick guide.
2 Adjust (
) the volume.
IMPORTANT
• Observe the following precautions while
the ACCESS indicator is on or flashing.
Failing to do so may result in permanent
data loss.
- Do not subject the camcorder to
vibrations or strong impacts.
- Do not open the memory card slot
cover.
- Do not disconnect the power source
or turn off the camcorder.
- Do not change the position of the
mode dial.
• You may not be able to play back with
this camcorder movies recorded on a
memory card using another device.
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NOTES
• Depending on the recording conditions,
you may notice brief stops in video or
sound playback between scenes.
• Sound from the speaker will be muted
when you close the LCD panel.
Use a pair of headphones when
you want to use the viewfinder for
playback.
During normal playback, press
or
. Press again to increase the
playback speed to approximately 5x →
15x → 60x the normal speed.
Slow playback
In playback pause mode, press
* or
. Press again to increase the
playback speed 1/8 → 1/4 the normal
speed.
* Slow reverse playback will look the same as
continuous frame reverse.
Frame Advance/Reverse
In playback pause mode, press
or
on the wireless controller to
reverse a few frames (approx.
0.5 seconds) or to advance one frame.
Hold the button pressed for continuous
playback.
Skipping scenes
During normal playback push the
joystick ( ) or press
on the wireless
controller to skip to the next scene.
Push the joystick ( ) or press
on
the wireless controller once to return to
the beginning of the current scene or
twice to skip to the previous scene.
Ending special playback modes
During any special playback mode,
press / on the camcorder or
on the wireless controller.
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Example of changing the index screen in
mode:
NOTES
During some special playback modes, you
may notice some anomalies (blocky video
artifacts, banding, etc.) in the playback
picture.
Y
P
O
Changing the Index Screen Selection
Use the tabs on top of the index screen
to switch between playback of the
scenes and photos recorded on the
hard disk and those recorded on the
memory card. After creating a playlist
(
58), you can switch between the
original movies and the playlist you
edited to your liking.
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Selecting the Media for Playback
1
In the index screen, move (
) the
orange selection frame to the tabs
on the top of the screen.
2
Select (
) the media or location
from where you want to play back
scenes/photos.
3
Return (
) to the index screen to
select the scene or photo.
Original movies or photos on the hard
disk
Original movies or photos on the
memory card
Playlist on the hard disk*
Playlist on the memory card*
*
mode only.
NOTES
In
mode, you can press PLAYLIST on
the wireless controller to switch between
the original movies and the playlist of the
respective media.
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• The list of recordings displays all
dates in which recordings were
made. An orange selection frame
appears on the day.
• The thumbnail shows a still image
from the first scene recorded on
that day. Below it will appear the
number of scenes recorded (
)
and the total recording time for the
same day.
Changing the Number of Items in the
Index Screen
By default, the index screen will show
up to 6 items (scenes or photos). Move
the zoom lever toward W to show up to
15 items per screen. Move it toward T
to return to the default index screen
display.
Y
P
O
W 6 scenes/photos
3
Select (
) the date, month or
year and move (
) between
recording dates.
4
After selecting the desired date,
press
.
The index screen will appear with the
selection frame on the first scene
recorded on the selected date.
T 15 scenes/photos
C
Selecting Scenes by Recording Date
From the original movies index screen,
you can search for recordings you
made on a particular date (for example,
to find all the movies you shot during a
special event).
Selecting from the List of Recordings
1
Select the original movies index
screen.
Select the
(hard disk) or
(memory card) tab (
40).
2
Open the list of recordings.
FUNC.
[
Scene Search]
[Date Selection]
NOTES
You can press FUNC. to return to the index
screen at any time.
Selecting from the Calendar Screen
1
Select the original movies index
screen.
Select the
(hard disk) or
(memory card) tab (
40).
2
Open the calendar screen.
FUNC.
[
Scene Search]
[Calendar Screen]
• The calendar screen appears.
• Dates that contain scenes (that is,
movies were recorded on that
date) appear in white. Dates
without recordings appear in
black.
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3
4
Move (
,
) the cursor to the
desired date.
• When you move the cursor to a
date displayed in white, a
thumbnail showing a still image
from the first scene recorded on
that date will be displayed next to
the calendar. Below it will appear
the number of scenes recorded
(
) and the total recording time
for the same day.
• You can select (
) the year or
month field and change (
) the
year or month to move faster
between calendar months.
• You can press
or
to skip
directly to the previous/next date
that contains scenes.
Y
P
O
1
Press
to return to the index
screen.
The orange selection frame will
appear on the first scene recorded
on the selected date.
NOTES
C
Select (
,
) the scene you
want to view and press DISP. .
• The timeline screen appears. The
large thumbnail will show the first
frame of the scene. Below it, the
timeline ruler shows frames taken
from the scene at fixed intervals.
• Press DISP. again to return to the
index screen.
Interval between frames
Recording date and time
Scene length
Current scene / Total number of scenes
• You can change on what day to start the
week for the calendar display (
99).
• You can press FUNC. to return to the
index screen at any time.
Selecting the Playback Starting Point
from the Movie Timeline
Frame selected for start of playback
Page slidebar
Timeline ruler
2
Select (
) the playback starting
point from the timeline ruler.
3
Press
/
You can display a timeline of the scene
and select where to begin the playback.
This is very convenient when you want
to play back a long scene from a
specific point.
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to begin the playback.
•
mode: Select the
(hard
disk) or
(memory card) tab
(
40).
•
mode: Move the zoom lever
toward W to display the index
screen.
TO SELECT ANOTHER SCENE
Move (
) the orange selection
frame to the large thumbnail and
change (
) the scene.
TO MOVE BETWEEN TIMELINE RULER PAGES
2
Y
P
O
Move (
) the orange selection
frame to the slidebar below the ruler
and display (
) the previous/next 5
frames in the scene.
3
TO CHANGE THE INTERVAL BETWEEN FRAMES
FUNC.
Desired interval
C
Open the selection screen.
FUNC.
[
Select]
[Individual Scenes] or
[Individual Photos]
• The selection screen appears.
FUNC.
Selecting Recordings from the Index
Screen
You can select in advance a number of
original movies or photos from the
index screen in order to perform certain
actions on them collectively, all at once.
mode: Delete (
44), copy
(
60) or add the selected scenes to
the playlist (
58).
mode: Delete (
65), copy
(
71) or protect (
70) the selected
photos or mark all of them with print
orders (
76) or transfer orders
(
89).
Move (
,
) between the
scenes or photos in the index
screen and press
to select an
individual scene/photo.
• A checkmark
will appear on the
selected scenes/photos.
• Repeat this step to add all the
scenes/photos you want to include
in your selection (up to 100).
Total number of scenes selected
Selected scenes
4
Press FUNC. twice to close the
menu.
TO CANCEL ALL THE SELECTIONS
FUNC.
[
Select]
[Remove All Selections]
[Yes]
FUNC.
1
Select the original movies or the
photo index screen.
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This step is not necessary to delete
all scenes or previously selected
scenes.
NOTES
• The selection of scenes/photos will be
canceled if you turn off the camcorder
or change the operating mode.
• Scenes in the playlist cannot be
included in the selection.
Deleting Scenes
2
Delete the scene(s).
FUNC.
[
Delete]
Desired option
[Yes]*
[OK]
FUNC.
* If you selected any option other than
[This Scene], you can press
to interrupt
the operation while it is in progress. Some
scenes will be deleted nevertheless.
Y
P
O
IMPORTANT
You can delete those scenes that you
are not interested in keeping. Deleting
scenes allows you also to free up space
on the recording media.
Options
[All Scenes]
C
Deletes all the scenes.
[All Scenes (this date)]
Deletes all the scenes recorded on the same day
as the selected scene.
[This Scene]
Deletes only the scene marked with the orange
selection frame.
[Selected Scenes]
Deletes all the scenes selected in advance
(marked with a
checkmark). Refer to
Selecting Recordings from the Index Screen
(
43).
1
Select (
,
) the scene you
want to delete, or a scene
recorded on the date you want to
delete.
• Be careful when deleting original
recordings. Once deleted, original
scenes cannot be recovered.
• Back up important scenes before
deleting them (
82).
• Observe the following precautions while
the ACCESS indicator is on or flashing
(while scenes are being deleted).
- Do not subject the camcorder to
vibrations or strong impacts.
- Do not open the memory card slot
cover.
- Do not disconnect the power source
or turn off the camcorder.
- Do not change the position of the
mode dial.
NOTES
• Deleting a scene from the original index
screen also deletes that scene from the
playlist.
• To delete all movies and make all
recordable space available again you
may prefer to initialize the recording
media (
33).
• You may not be able to delete scenes
recorded or edited using another
device.
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Advanced Functions
FUNC.
Special Scene Recording Programs
[ Programmed AE]
[ Portrait]
Press
to display the Special
Scene (SCN) recording programs
Desired recording program
Y
P
O
FUNC.
Recording in a very bright ski resort or
capturing the full colors of a sunset or a
fireworks display becomes as easy as
selecting a Special Scene recording
program. For details about the available
options, refer to the sidebar below.
NOTES
• [ Night]
- Moving subjects may leave a trailing
afterimage.
- Picture quality may not be as good as
in other modes.
[
Portrait]
The camcorder uses
a large aperture,
achieving a focus on
the subject while
blurring other distracting details.
[
Sports]
Use this mode to
record sports
scenes such as
tennis or golf.
[
Night]
Use this mode to
record in dimly lit
places.
[
Snow]
Use this mode to
record in bright ski
resorts. It prevents
the subject from
being underexposed.
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[
Beach]
Use this mode to
record on a sunny
beach. It prevents
the subject from
being underexposed.
[
Sunset]
Use this mode to
record sunsets in
vibrant colors.
[
Spotlight]
Use this mode to
record spotlit
scenes.
[
Fireworks]
Use this mode to
record fireworks.
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•
•
•
•
- White points may appear on the
screen.
- Autofocus may not work as well as in
other modes. In such case, adjust the
focus manually.
[ Fireworks]
- To avoid camcorder shake, we
recommend using a tripod. Make sure
to use a tripod especially in
mode, as the shutter speed slows
down.
[ Portrait]/[ Sports]/[ Beach]/
[ Snow]
- The picture may not appear smooth
during playback.
[ Portrait]
- The blur effect of the background
increases the more you zoom in (T).
[ Snow]/[ Beach]
- The subject may become
overexposed on cloudy days or in
shaded places. Check the image on
the screen.
C
depth of field, giving a sharp focus all
throughout a landscape.
Options
[

Default value
Programmed AE]
The camcorder automatically adjusts the
aperture and shutter speed to obtain the optimal
exposure for the subject.
Y
P
O
Changing the Shutter Speed and
Aperture
Use the automatic exposure (AE)
program to use functions like the white
balance or image effects, or give
priority to the exposure value or the
shutter speed.
Use faster shutter speeds to record
subjects moving quickly; use slower
shutter speeds to add motion blur,
emphasizing the feel of movement.
Use low aperture values (larger lens
opening) to softly blur the background
in a portrait; use high aperture values
(smaller lens opening) to get a wider
[
Shutter-Priority AE]
Set the shutter speed value. The camcorder
automatically sets the appropriate aperture
value.
[
Aperture-Priority AE]
Set the aperture value. The camcorder
automatically sets the appropriate shutter speed.
FUNC.
[ Programmed AE]
recording program
Desired
FUNC.
TO SET THE SHUTTER SPEED OR APERTURE
VALUE
When you select [
Shutter-Priority
AE] or [
Aperture-Priority AE], a
numeric value will appear next to the
recording program icon.
1 If the joystick guide appears on
the screen, press
to hide it.
2 Adjust (
) the shutter speed or
aperture value to the desired
value.
Shutter speed guidelines
Note that on screen only the denominator
is displayed – [
250] indicates a
shutter speed of 1/250 second, etc.
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1/2*, 1/4*, 1/8, 1/15, 1/30
To record in dimly lit places.
1/60
To record under most ordinary conditions.
• When setting a numeric value (aperture
or shutter speed), the number displayed
will flash if the aperture or shutter speed
is not appropriate for the recording
conditions. In such case, select a
different value.
1/100
To record indoor sports scenes.
1/250, 1/500, 1/1000**
Y
P
O
To record from within a moving car or train or to
shoot fast-moving subjects such as roller
coasters.
1/2000**
To record outdoor sports scenes on sunny days.
*
mode only. **
mode only.
In
mode, when the frame rate is set to
[
PF24], the shutter speeds available will
be the following: 1/6, 1/12, 1/24, 1/48, 1/60,
1/100, 1/250, 1/500, 1/1000 and 1/2000.
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Available Aperture Values
[F1.8], [F2.0], [F2.4], [F2.8], [F3.4],
[F4.0], [F4.8], [F5.6], [F6.7], [F8.0]
NOTES
• [
Shutter-Priority AE]
- If you use a slow shutter speed in dark
places, you can obtain a brighter
image, but image quality may be
lower, and autofocus may not work
well.
- The image may flicker when recording
with fast shutter speeds.
- Recording movies under fluorescent lights:
If the screen starts to flicker, select
[
Shutter-Priority AE] and set the
shutter speed to 1/100.
• [
Aperture-Priority AE]
The actual range of values available for
selection will vary depending on the
initial zoom position.
Cinema Mode: Giving a Cinematic Look
to your Recordings
Give your recordings a cinematic look
by using the [
Cine Mode] recording
program. Combine this recording
program with the 24 fps progressive
frame rate [
PF24] to get the
enhanced effect of the 24p Cinema
Mode.
TO SET THE [
CINE MODE] RECORDING
PROGRAM
FUNC.
[
[
Programmed AE]
Cine Mode]
FUNC.
TO CHANGE THE FRAME RATE
FUNC.
[
Menu]
[Frame Rate]
[
PF24]
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Self Timer
Manual Exposure Adjustment and
Automatic Backlight Correction
FUNC.
[
Menu]
[Self Timer]
or
[On
]
FUNC.
appears.
Y
P
O
mode:
In record pause mode, press
Start/Stop .
The camcorder starts recording after a
10-second countdown*. The
countdown appears on the screen.
mode:
Press PHOTO , first halfway to
activate the autofocus and then fully.
The camcorder will record the photo
after a 10-second countdown*. The
countdown appears on the screen.
C
* 2 seconds when using the wireless
controller.
NOTES
At times, backlit subjects may appear
too dark (underexposed) or subjects
under very strong lights may appear too
bright or glaring (overexposed). To
correct this, you can manually adjust
the exposure or use the automatic
backlight correction.
Once the countdown has begun, you can
press Start/Stop (when recording movies),
press PHOTO fully (when recording
photos) or turn off the camcorder to
cancel the self timer.
POINTS TO CHECK
Select a recording mode other than
[ Fireworks].
Manual Exposure Adjustment
1
Press
to display the joystick
guide.
If [Exposure] does not appear on the
joystick guide, repeatedly push the
joystick ( ) toward [Next] to display
it.
2
Push the joystick ( ) toward
[Exposure].
• The exposure adjustment indicator
and the neutral value “±0”
appear on the screen.
• The adjustment range and the
length of the exposure adjustment
indicator will vary depending on
the initial brightness of the picture.
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• If you operate the zoom, the
brightness of the image may
change.
3
Adjust the (
) the brightness of
the image as required and press
.
• The exposure adjustment indicator
will change to white and the
exposure will be locked.
• During exposure lock, press
and push the joystick ( ) toward
[Exposure] again to return the
camcorder to automatic exposure.
• Reflective surfaces
• Subjects with low contrast or without
vertical lines
• Fast moving subjects
• Through wet windows
• Night scenes
Y
P
O
POINTS TO CHECK
Adjust the zoom before you start the
procedure.
Automatic Backlight Correction
When shooting subjects with a strong
light source behind them, you can have
the camcorder automatically correct for
the backlight with the press of a single
button.
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1
Press
to display the joystick
guide.
If [Focus] does not appear on the
joystick guide, repeatedly push the
joystick ( ) toward [Next] to display
it.
2
Push the joystick (
[Focus].
“MF” appears.
3
Push the joystick ( ) or ( ) once
to verify if the image is focused.
The center of the screen will be
magnified and outlines will be
emphasized to help you focus more
easily. You can also turn off the focus
assist function (
93).
4
Adjust (
) the focus as
necessary and press
.
• The focus will be locked.
• During focus lock, press
and
push the joystick ( ) toward
[Focus] again to return the
camcorder to autofocus.
Press BLC .
•
appears.
• Press BLC again to turn off the
backlight correction.
Manual Focus Adjustment
Autofocus may not work well on the
following subjects. In such case, focus
manually.
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Infinity Focus
[
Use this function when you wish to
focus on faraway subjects such as
mountains or fireworks.
Instead of step 2 in the previous
procedure:
Push the joystick ( ) toward [Focus]
and hold it for more than 2 seconds.
•
appears.
• Push the joystick ( ) toward [Focus]
again to return the camcorder to
autofocus.
• If you operate the zoom or joystick
(
),
changes to “MF” and the
camcorder returns to manual focus.
[
C
Cloudy]
For recording on a cloudy day.
[
Tungsten]
For recording under tungsten and tungsten type
(3-wavelength) fluorescent lighting.
Y
P
O
[
The white balance function helps you to
accurately reproduce colors under
different lighting conditions so that
white objects will always look truly
white in your recordings.
Fluorescent]
For recording under warm white, cool white or
warm white type (3-wavelength) fluorescent
lighting.
[
Fluorescent H]
For recording under daylight or daylight type
(3-wavelength) fluorescent lighting.
[
White Balance
Shade]
For recording in shaded places.
Custom WB]
Use the custom white balance setting to make
white subjects appear white under colored
lighting.
FUNC.
[ Automatic]
Desired option*
FUNC.
* When you select [ Custom WB], do not
press FUNC. and continue instead with the
following procedure.
POINTS TO CHECK
Select a recording mode other than the
Special Scene recording programs.
Options
[

Default value
Automatic]
Settings are automatically set by the camcorder.
Use this setting for outdoor scenes.
[
Daylight]
For recording outdoors on a bright day.
TO SET THE CUSTOM WHITE BALANCE
1 Point the camcorder at a white
object, zoom in until it fills the
whole screen and press
.
When the adjustment is completed,
stops flashing and stays on. The
camcorder retains the custom
setting even if you turn off the
camcorder.
2 Press FUNC. to save the setting
and close the menu.
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Options
NOTES
• When you select the custom white balance:
- Set the custom white balance in a
sufficiently illuminated place.
93).
- Turn off the digital zoom (
- Reset the white balance when the
lighting conditions change.
- Depending on the light source,
may keep flashing. The result will still
be better than with [ Automatic].
• Custom white balance may provide
better results in the following cases:
- Changing lighting conditions
- Close-ups
- Subjects in a single color (sky, sea or
forest)
- Under mercury lamps and certain
types of fluorescent lights
• Depending on the type of fluorescent
light, optimal color balance may not be
obtained with [
Fluorescent] or
[
Fluorescent H]. If the color looks
unnatural, adjust it using [ Automatic]
or [
Custom WB].
C
Image Effects
[

Default value
Image Effect Off]
Records with no image enhancing effects.
[
Vivid]
Emphasizes the contrast and color saturation.
[
Neutral]
Y
P
O
You can use the image effects to
change the color saturation and
contrast to record movies and photos
with special color effects.
Tones down the contrast and color saturation.
[
Low Sharpening]
Records subjects with softened outlines.
[
Soft Skin Detail]
Softens the details in the skin tone area for a
more complimentary appearance. To obtain the
best effect, use this setting when recording a
person in close-up. Note that areas similar to the
skin color may lack in detail.
[
Custom Effect]
Allows you to adjust the color depth, brightness,
contrast, and sharpness of the image.
[Color Depth]: (–) Shallower colors,
(+) Richer color tonality
[Brightness]: (–) Darker picture,
(+) Brighter picture
[Contrast]:
(–) Flatter picture,
(+) More defined light and shade
[Sharpness]: (–) Vaguer outlines,
(+) Sharper outlines
FUNC.
[
Image Effect Off]
Desired option*
FUNC.
POINTS TO CHECK
* When you select [
Custom Effect], do
not press FUNC. and continue instead with
the following procedure.
Select a recording mode other than the
Special Scene recording programs.
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TO SET THE CUSTOM IMAGE EFFECT
Setting
FUNC.
1 Press
and select (
) the
custom setting options.
2 Adjust (
) each setting as
desired.
3 When you finish all the
adjustments, press
then
FUNC. to save the setting and
close the menu.
Digital Effects
Options
[

Y
P
O
Select this setting when you do not intend to use
the digital effects.
[
Fade Trigger], [
Wipe]
Select one of the faders to begin or end a scene
with a fade from or to a black screen.
[
B&W]*
Records movies and photos in black and white.
[
Sepia]*
Records movies and photos in sepia tones for an
“old” look.
[
* You can preview the digital effect on the
screen.
**The icon of the selected digital effect
appears.
Applying
1
Press
to display the joystick
guide.
If
does not appear on the
joystick guide, repeatedly push the
joystick ( ) toward [Next] to display
it.
2
Push the joystick ( ) toward
• The icon of the selected effect
turns green.
• Push the joystick ( ) again to
deactivate the digital effect (its
icon will turn white again).
Default value
C
Digital Effect Off]

[
Digital Effect Off]
Desired fader/effect*
FUNC. **
Art]
Select this effect to add “flavor” to your
recordings.
* Only these digital effects are available in
mode.
.
TO FADE IN
Activate the selected fader in record
pause mode (
), then press Start/Stop
to start recording with a fade in.
TO FADE OUT
Activate the selected fader while
recording ( ), then press Start/Stop to
fade out and pause the recording.
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TO ACTIVATE AN EFFECT
mode: Activate the selected
effect while recording or in record
pause mode.
mode: Activate the selected effect
and then press PHOTO to record the
photo.
NOTES
mode:
• All displays on
• Regular displays only (removes the
histogram and information icons)
• All displays off
Y
P
O
• When you apply a fader, not only the
picture but also the sound will fade in or
out. When you apply an effect, the
sound will be recorded normally.
• The camcorder retains the last setting
used even if you turn off the digital
effects or change the recording
program.
C
mode:
• All displays on
• Data code only
• All displays off
On-Screen Displays and Data Code
You can turn most on-screen displays
on or off.
* The following icons will appear even when
all other on-screen displays are turned off:
The icons
and
(in
mode), the
icon and AF frames when the autofocus
is locked (in
mode), screen markers
(both recording modes).
About the Data Code
With every scene or photo recorded,
the camcorder keeps a data code
(date/time of recording, information
about the camera setup, etc.). In
mode, this information is displayed on
the bottom bar and as information
icons; in
mode, you can select
the information to be displayed with the
[Data Code] setting (
95).
Audio Recording Level
You can adjust the audio recording level
of the built-in or an external
microphone. You can display the audio
level indicator while recording.
Repeatedly press DISP. to turn the
on-screen displays on/off in the
following sequence:
,
mode:
• All displays on
• Most displays off*
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Manual Adjustment of the Audio
Recording Level
1
2
Press
to display the joystick
guide.
If [ MIC] does not appear on the
joystick guide, repeatedly push the
joystick ( ) toward [Next] to display
it.
C
Audio level indicator
Audio level adjustment bar
3
4
Usually, the audio level indicator will be
displayed only after activating the
manual adjustment of the audio
recording level. You can choose to
display it also when the audio level is
adjusted automatically.
Y
P
O
Push the joystick ( ) toward
[ MIC].
The manual adjustment icon
will
appear to the left of the audio level
indicator and the manual adjustment
bar (orange) will appear below it.
Manual audio level adjustment
TO DISPLAY THE AUDIO LEVEL METER
Adjust (
) the audio level as
necessary.
As a guideline, adjust the audio
recording level so that the audio level
meter will go to the right of the
-12 dB mark only occasionally.
Press
to save the setting and
hide the joystick guide.
• The audio level selected will be
locked and the audio level
adjustment bar will disappear from
the indicator.
• During manual adjustment, press
and push the joystick ( )
toward [ MIC] to return the
camcorder to automatic audio
adjustment.
FUNC.
[
Menu]
[Audio Level Indicator]
[On]
FUNC.
NOTES
• When the 0 dB mark turns red, the
sound may be distorted.
• If the audio level is too high and the
sound gets distorted, activate the
microphone attenuator (
95).
• We recommend using headphones
(
54) to check the sound level while
adjusting the audio recording level or
when the microphone attenuator is
activated.
Using Headphones
Use headphones for playback or to
check the audio level while recording.
The headphones are connected to the
AV OUT/ terminal, which is used for
both the headphones and the audio/
video output. Before connecting the
headphones, follow the procedure
below to change the function of the
terminal from AV output to
(headphones) output.
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• Do not connect the headphones to
the AV OUT/ terminal if the
icon
does not appear on the screen. Only
noise will be output in such case.
NOTES
• Use commercially available headphones
with a ∅ 3.5 mm minijack.
• When you change the operating mode,
[AV/Headphones] setting in
the
mode will return to [
AV].
FUNC.
[
Menu]
[AV/Headphones]
[Headphones]
FUNC.
appears.
C
Y
P
O
TO ADJUST THE VOLUME OF THE
HEADPHONES
In
mode, adjust (
) the volume
of the headphones with the
[Headphone Volume] setting (
96). In
mode, adjust the headphones
volume the same way you adjust the
speaker’s volume (
39).
Using the Mini Advanced Shoe
You can attach an optional DM-100
Directional Stereo Microphone or an
optional VL-5 Video Light. For details
about how to attach and use the
accessories, refer also to the instruction
manual of the each accessory.
*
* Only the optional VL-5 Video Light can be
used in
mode.
1
2
3
IMPORTANT
Pull out the viewfinder.
Lift and rotate the mini advanced
shoe cover.
Attach the optional accessory to
the mini advanced shoe.
When a compatible accessory is
attached to the mini advanced shoe,
will appear on the screen.
• When using headphones, make sure
to lower the volume to an appropriate
level.
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Video
Attach the optional DM-100
Directional Stereo Microphone to the
mini advanced shoe.
Refer to Using the Mini Advanced Shoe
(
55).
appears. For details about using
the microphone, refer to the instruction
manual of the DM-100.
Y
P
O
Using other microphones
NOTES
Accessories designed for
the Advanced Accessory
Shoe cannot be used with
this camcorder. Look for
video accessories bearing
this logo to ensure compatibility with the
mini advanced shoe.
C
Using an External Microphone
When recording in very quiet
surroundings, the built-in microphone
may pick up the sound of the
camcorder's internal machinery. In such
case, we recommend using an external
microphone.
Using the DM-100 Directional Stereo
Microphone
You can also use commercially
available microphones. Connect the
external microphone to the MIC
terminal. Use commercially available
condenser microphones with their own
power supply. You can connect almost
any stereo microphone with a ∅ 3.5
mm plug but audio recording levels
may vary.
NOTES
• When an external microphone is
connected to the camcorder,
[Wind Screen] will automatically be set
to [
Off
].
• If the audio level is too high and the
sound gets distorted, activate the
microphone attenuator (
95) or adjust
the audio recording level manually
(
53).
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Playlist and Scene Operations
Using a Video Light
You can use the optional VL-5 Video
Light to shoot video or take photos in
dark places.
You can divide scenes (original scenes
only) in order to leave out the best parts
and later cut out the rest.
Y
P
O
Attach the optional VL-5 Video Light
to the mini advanced shoe.
Refer to Using the Mini Advanced Shoe
(
55).
appears when you turn on the
video light. For details about using the
video light, refer to the instruction
manual of the VL-5.
C
Dividing Scenes
1
Select the original movies index
screen.
Select the
(hard disk) or
(memory card) tab (
40).
2
Select (
,
) the scene you
want to divide.
3
Open the scene division screen.
FUNC.
[
Divide]
The scene selected will start playing
back.
4
Select (
) the
icon and press
where you want to divide the
scene.
• You can use the following icons
and the special playback modes
(
39) to bring the scene to a
precise point.
/ :Skip to the beginning/end
of the current scene.
/ : Frame advance/reverse.
• Press FUNC. or
to stop the
playback and exit the scene
division screen.
5
Select (
) [Yes] and press
.
The video from the division point to
the end of the scene will appear as a
new scene in the index screen.
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Video
Adding Scenes to the Playlist
NOTES
• In this mode, the scene playback will
pause only at points where the scene
can be divided. Advancing/reversing
frames will skip only between such
points as well, so the interval will be
longer than in regular frame advance/
reverse.
• The following scenes cannot be divided:
- Scenes included in the scene
selection (marked with a
checkmark). Remove the selection
mark in advance.
- Scenes too short (3 seconds or
shorter).
- Scenes that were not recorded with
this camcorder.
• Scenes cannot be divided within 0.5
seconds from the beginning or the end
of the scene.
• During the playback of a scene that was
divided you may notice some anomalies
in the picture/sound at the point where
the scene was cut. To avoid this, you
can use the supplied software
ImageMixer 3 to divide and edit scenes.
C
Options
[All Scenes (this date)]
Adds to the playlist all the scenes that were
recorded on the same day as the selected scene.
[This Scene]
Y
P
O
Editing the Playlist: Adding, Moving and
Deleting Playlist Scenes
Create a playlist to play back only the
scenes you prefer and in the order of
your choice. Moving or deleting scenes
in the playlist will not affect the original
recordings.
Adds to the playlist only the scene marked with
the orange selection frame.
[Selected Scenes]
Adds to the playlist all the scenes selected in
advance (marked with a checkmark). Refer to
Selecting Recordings from the Index Screen
(
43).
1
Select the original movies index
screen.
Select the
(hard disk) or
(memory card) tab (
40).
2
Select (
,
) the scene you
want to add to the playlist, or a
scene recorded on the date you
want to add to the playlist.
3
Add the scene(s) to the playlist.
FUNC.
[
Add to Playlist]
Desired option
[Yes]
• When the operation is completed
[Scene(s) added to the playlist] will
be displayed.
• Scenes are added to the playlist on
the same media they are recorded
on.
• To check the playlist, select the
(hard disk playlist) or
(memory card playlist) tab (
40).
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Moving Scenes in the Playlist
NOTES
• You can copy scenes from the hard disk
to the memory card (
60) to include in
the memory card’s playlist also scenes
that were originally recorded on the hard
disk.
• You may not be able to add scenes to
the playlist if they were recorded or
edited using another device or if there is
not enough space available on the hard
disk or memory card.
Deleting scenes from the playlist will
not affect your original recordings.
[All Scenes]
2
Select (
,
) the scene you
want to move.
3
Open the scene moving screen.
FUNC.
[
Move]
4
Move (
,
) the orange
marker to the desired position of
the scene and press
.
The original position of the scene
and the current position of the
marker are displayed at the bottom
of the screen.
5
Select ( ) [Yes] and press
move the scene.
Y
P
O
Deleting Scenes from the Playlist
Options
Move the scenes in the playlist to play
them back in the order of your choice.
1 Select the playlist index screen.
Select the
(hard disk playlist) or
(memory card playlist) tab
(
40).
Deletes all the scenes from the playlist.
C
[This Scene]
Deletes from the playlist only the scene marked
with the orange selection frame.
1
Select the playlist index screen.
Select the
(hard disk playlist) or
(memory card playlist) tab
(
40).
2
Select (
,
) the scene you
want to delete.
This step is not necessary to delete
all scenes.
3
Delete the scene.
FUNC.
[
Delete]
Desired option
[Yes]*
to
NOTES
You may not be able to move scenes in
the playlist if there is not enough space
available on the hard disk or memory card.
[OK]
FUNC.
* If you selected [All Scenes], you can press
to interrupt the operation while it is in
progress. Some scenes will be deleted
nevertheless.
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Video
FUNC.
[
Copy (
Desired option
[Yes]*
FUNC.
[OK]
Copying Scenes
You can copy original movies or the entire
playlist only from the hard disk to the
corresponding location on the memory
card.
Copying Original Movies
Options
[All Scenes]
Copies to the memory card all the scenes that
were recorded on the same day as the selected
scene.
[This Scene]
C
Copies only the scene marked with the orange
selection frame to the memory card.
[Selected Scenes]
Copies to the memory card all the scenes
selected in advance (marked with a
checkmark). Refer to Selecting Recordings from
the Index Screen (
43).
1
* Press
to interrupt the operation while it
is in progress.
Copying the Entire Playlist
1
Select the index screen of the hard
disk's playlist.
Select the
tab (
40).
2
Copy the playlist.
FUNC.
[
Copy (
FUNC.
[Yes]*
[OK]
Y
P
O
Copies all the scenes to the memory card.
[All Scenes (this date)]
)]
Select the index screen of original
movies recorded on the hard disk.
40).
Select the
tab (
2
Select (
,
) the scene you
want to copy to the memory card,
or a scene recorded on the date
you want to copy.
This step is not necessary to copy all
scenes or previously selected
scenes.
3
Copy the scene(s).
)]
* Press
to interrupt the operation while it
is in progress.
IMPORTANT
• Observe the following precautions while
the ACCESS indicator is on or flashing.
Failing to do so may result in permanent
data loss.
- Do not subject the camcorder to
vibrations or strong impacts.
- Do not open the memory card slot
cover.
- Do not disconnect the power source
or turn off the camcorder.
- Do not change the position of the
mode dial.
NOTES
• If the memory card slot cover is open, or
the LOCK switch on the memory card is
set to prevent writing, you will not be
able to copy movies to the memory card.
• Scenes that were edited using the
supplied software ImageMixer 3 and
written back to the camcorder cannot
be copied to the memory card. You may
also not be able to copy scenes that
were not recorded with this camcorder.
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Photos
Refer to this chapter for details on shooting photos – taking photos and
playing them back, capturing photos from video and printing photos.
recorded after the autofocus is
activated and locked.
Basic Recording
Y
P
O
4
Taking Photos
Press PHOTO fully.
The ACCESS indicator will flash as
the photo is being recorded.
IMPORTANT
C
Observe the following precautions while
the ACCESS indicator is on or flashing.
Failing to do so may result in permanent
data loss.
- Do not subject the camcorder to
vibrations or strong impacts.
- Do not open the memory card slot cover.
- Do not disconnect the power source or
turn off the camcorder.
- Do not change the position of the mode
dial.
NOTES
1
2
Set the mode dial to
3
Press PHOTO halfway.
• Once the focus is automatically
adjusted,
will turn green and
one or more AF frames will appear.
• When you press PHOTO on the
wireless controller, the photo is
.
Turn on the camcorder.
By default, photos are recorded on
the hard disk. You can also set the
memory card as the recording media
for photos (
33).
• If the subject is not suitable for
autofocus,
turns yellow. Adjust the
focus manually (
49).
• When the subject is too bright,
[Overexp.] starts flashing. In such case,
use the optional FS-H37U ND filter.
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Photos
FUNC.
Selecting Photo Size and Quality
[
2048x1536]
Desired photo size*
Desired photo quality*
Photos are recorded as JPG files. As a
general rule, select a larger photo size
for higher quality. Select the
[
1920x1080] size for photos with an
aspect ratio of 16:9.
FUNC.
* Press
to move back and forth between
size and quality selection. The number
displayed on the right corner indicates the
approximate number of photos that can be
recorded with the current quality/size
setting.
Y
P
O
Options
Photo size options and the approximate
number of photos that can be recorded
on memory cards of various sizes are
given in the table below.
C
NOTES
• The actual number of photos that can
be recorded will vary depending on the
subject and shooting conditions.
• The camcorder retains the last setting
used even if you set the camcorder to
mode.
Approximate number of photos available on a memory card
Memory card

128 MB
Photo quality1 →
512 MB

Default value
1 GB


Photo size ↓
LW 1920x1080
50
75
150
315
470
925
670
1,000
1,970
L 2048x1536
30
50
100
205
310
625
445
660
1,325
M 1440x1080
65
100
200
420
625
1,225
890
1,325
2,595
SW 848x4802
260
370
740
1,585
2,245
4,495
3,360
4,760
9,325
S 640x480
340
490
890
2,070
2,995
5,390
4,395
6,350
11,4303
1
2
3
: [Super Fine],
: [Fine],
: [Normal].
This size is only available for recording in
mode (simultaneous recording) (
68).
Approximate number of photos that can actually be recorded on the memory card.
(The maximum number of remaining photos displayed on the screen is 9999.)
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• When printing photos, use the following
guidelines as a reference for selecting
the print size.
Photo size
Basic Playback
Recommended use
L 2048x1536
To print photos up to A4 size.
M 1440x1080
To print photos up to L size
(9 x 13 cm, 3.5 x 5 in.) or
postcard size (10 x 14.8 cm,
4 x 6 in.).
S 640x480
To send photos as e-mail
attachments or to post on
the Web.
LW 1920x1080,
SW 848x480
To print photos with a 16:9
aspect ratio. Wide-sized
photo paper is required.
Viewing Photos
Y
P
O
Deleting a Photo Right After Recording
It
C
You can delete the photo recorded last
while reviewing it within the time set for
the [Photo Review Time] option or
immediately after recording it, if [Photo
Review Time] is set to [
Off].
1
2
3
Set the mode dial to
.
Turn on the camcorder.
Push the joystick (
) to move
between photos.
Push the joystick (
) and hold it
down to run quickly through the
photos.
Slideshow
While reviewing the photo immediately
after recording:
1
2
Push the joystick (
Select (
) toward
) [Yes] and press
.
.
You can play a slideshow of all the
photos.
1 Select ( ) the first photo of the
slideshow.
2
Press / to play back the photos
one after another.
Press
to stop the slideshow.
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Photos
Index Screen
IMPORTANT
1
Move the zoom lever toward W.
• The photo index screen appears.
• You can switch to the index screen
of the photos recorded on the
memory card or change the
number of photos displayed per
page (
40).
2
Select (
,
) a photo.
• Move the orange selection frame
to the photo you want to view.
• Repeatedly press
or
to
move between index screen
pages.
3
Press
.
The index screen closes and the
selected photo is displayed.
C
Photo Jump Function
• Observe the following precautions while
the ACCESS indicator is on or flashing.
Failing to do so may result in permanent
data loss.
- Do not subject the camcorder to
vibrations or strong impacts.
- Do not open the memory card slot
cover.
- Do not disconnect the power source
or turn off the camcorder.
- Do not change the position of the
mode dial.
• The following may not be displayed
correctly.
- Images not recorded with this
camcorder.
- Images edited on or uploaded from a
computer.
- Images whose file names have been
changed.
Y
P
O
When you have recorded a large
number of photos, you can jump 10 or
100 photos at a time.
1 Press
to display the joystick
guide.
2 Push the joystick ( ) toward
.
3 Select (
)[
Jump 10 photos]
or [
Jump 100 photos].
4 Jump (
) the number of photos
selected and press
.
Press
again to hide the joystick
guide.
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Deleting Photos
2
Select (
,
) the photo you
want to delete.
This step is not necessary to delete
all photos or previously selected
photos.
3
Delete the photo(s).
FUNC.
[
Delete]
You can delete those photos that you
are not interested in keeping.
Desired option
Deleting a Single Photo
[Yes]*
[OK]
Y
P
O
FUNC.
* If you selected an option other than [This
Photo], you can press
to interrupt the
operation while it is in progress. Some
photos will be deleted nevertheless.
IMPORTANT
1
Select (
delete.
) the photo you want to
2
Press
guide.
to display the joystick
3
4
Be careful when deleting photos. Deleted
photos cannot be recovered.
NOTES
Push the joystick (
) toward
C
Select (
) [Yes] and press
.
Protected photos cannot be deleted.
.
Deleting Photos from the Index Screen
Options
[All Photos]
Deletes all the photos.
[This Photo]
Deletes only the photo marked with the orange
selection frame.
[Selected Photos]
Deletes all the photos selected in advance
(marked with a
checkmark). Refer to
Selecting Recordings from the Index Screen
(
43).
1
Select the photo index screen.
Move the zoom lever toward W and
then select the
(hard disk) or
(memory card) tab (
40).
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Photos
Additional Functions
Flash
You can use the flash to take photos in
dark places.
Magnifying Photos during Playback
Y
P
O
During playback, photos can be
magnified up to 5 times.
will appear
for photos that cannot be enlarged.
Options
(auto)

Default value

The flash fires automatically according to the
brightness of the subject.
(flash on)
The flash always fires.
(flash off)
The flash does not fire.
1
2
C
Move the zoom lever toward T.
• The photo is magnified by 2 times
and a frame appears indicating the
position of the magnified area.
• To further enlarge the photo, move
the zoom lever toward T. To reduce
the magnification to less than 2
times, move it toward W.
Move (
,
) the frame to the
part of the photo you want to see
enlarged.
To cancel the magnification, move
the zoom lever toward W until the
frame disappears.
1
Press
to display the joystick
guide.
If
does not appear on the joystick
guide, push the joystick ( ) toward
[Next] to display it.
2
Push the joystick ( ) toward .
• Repeatedly push the joystick ( )
to cycle between the flash modes.
• The icon of the flash mode
appears.
disappears after 4
seconds.
3
Press PHOTO , first halfway to
activate the autofocus and then
fully to record the photo.
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• The flash will not fire in the following
cases:
- When you manually adjust the
exposure in
(auto) mode.
- During auto exposure bracketing.
- In the [
Fireworks] recording
program.
- When using the optional VL-5 Video
Light.
• The practical range of the flash is
approx. 1 to 2 m (3.3 to 6.6 ft.). The
actual range will depend on the
recording conditions.
• The range of the flash decreases in
continuous shooting mode.
• The flash mode cannot be selected
when the exposure is locked.
• We recommend not using the flash while
the optional Wide-converter or
Tele-converter is attached; its shadow
can appear on the screen.
C
Histogram Display
Pixel Count
bright; while one whose histogram
peaks to the left, is relatively dark.
NOTES
Shadows
Highlights
Y
P
O
When viewing photos you can display
the histogram and the icons of all the
functions used at the time of recording.
The histogram will be displayed also
immediately after taking a photo.
Use the histogram as a reference to
verify the correct exposure of the
photo.
The area to the right of the histogram
represents highlights and the left side
represents shadows. A photo whose
histogram skews to the right is relatively
Drive Mode: Continuous Shooting and
Exposure Bracketing
Take a series of photos of a moving
subject or record the same picture in 3
levels of exposure in order to choose
later the photo you like the best.
POINTS TO CHECK
Select a recording mode other than
[ Fireworks].
Options
[

Default value
Single]
Records a single photo.
[
[
Continuous Shooting],
Hi-Speed Continuous Shooting]
Captures a series of up to 60 photos as long as
you hold PHOTO pressed down. There are two
continuous shooting speed settings: normal
(approx. 3 photos/second) and high speed
(approx. 5 photos/second).
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Photos
[
Auto Exposure Bracketing]
The camcorder records 3 photos using 3
different exposures (dark, normal, light in 1/2 EV
steps), allowing you to choose the photo you like
the best.
FUNC.
[
Single]
Desired option
FUNC.
1 Press PHOTO halfway to activate
the autofocus.
2 Press PHOTO fully and hold it
pressed down.
C
Press PHOTO , first halfway to
activate the autofocus and then fully
to record the photos.
NOTES
You can record photos even while the
camcorder is set to
mode.
Moreover, you can capture the photo at
the same time you are recording video.
Photos recorded with simultaneous
recording will have the same aspect
ratio of movies (16:9).
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CONTINUOUS SHOOTING/
HI-SPEED CONTINUOUS SHOOTING
AUTO EXPOSURE BRACKETING
Taking Photos while Recording Movies
(Simultaneous Recording)
• Continuous shooting speeds are
approximate and vary depending on
recording conditions and subjects.
• When using the flash, continuous
shooting speed will decrease to approx.
2.1 photos/second. Continuous
shooting speed will decrease also when
using slow shutter speeds (1/30 or
slower).
FUNC.
[
Simultaneous Recording Off]
Desired photo size*
Desired photo quality*
FUNC.
* Press
to move back and forth between
size and quality selection. The number
displayed on the right corner indicates the
approximate number of photos that can be
recorded with the current quality/size
setting.
While recording, or in record pause
mode, press PHOTO to capture the
photo.
NOTES
• Photos cannot be recorded
simultaneously while the digital zoom or
a digital effect is activated.
• To take photos we recommend using
the
mode, which offers the best
quality for photos.
• Photos will be recorded on the media
selected for recording photos (
33).
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Light Metering Mode
Capturing a Photo from the Playback
Scene
The camcorder measures the light
reflected from the subject in order to
calculate the optimal exposure settings.
Depending on the subject, you may
want to change the way the light is
measured and evaluated.
Options
[
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
Evaluative]
Default value
Appropriate for standard shooting conditions,
including backlit scenes. The camcorder divides
the picture into several areas and the light is
measured in all of them to achieve the optimal
exposure for the subject.
[
C
Center-Weighted Average]
Averages the light metered from the entire
screen, giving more weight to the subject in the
center.
[
Spot]
Meters only the area within the spot AE point
frame. Use this setting to adjust the exposure to
match the subject in the center of the screen.
FUNC.
[
Evaluative]
Desired option
FUNC.
You can capture frames from a scene
as photos. The size of the captured
photo will be [
1920x1080] and it
cannot be changed, but you can select
the photo quality.
POINTS TO CHECK
Set
[TV Type] to [
Wide TV]
before using this function (
97).
FUNC.
[ Menu]
[Photo Capture Quality]
Desired photo quality*
FUNC.
* The number displayed at the bottom
indicates the approximate number of
photos that can be recorded with the
current quality setting.
TO CAPTURE THE PHOTO
1 Play back the scene containing
the picture you want to capture.
2 Pause the playback at the point
you want to capture.
3 Press PHOTO fully.
NOTES
• The data code of the photo will reflect
the date and time of recording of the
original scene.
• A photo captured from a scene with lots
of fast movement may be blurred.
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Photos
• Photos will be recorded on the media
selected for recording photos (
33).
[Remove All]
Removes the protection from all photos.
[
Protect]
Desired option
[Yes]
FUNC.
Protecting Photos
You can protect photos from accidental
erasure.
Protecting Single Photos
1
[OK]
FUNC.
IMPORTANT
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Initializing the recording media (
33) will
permanently erase all recordings,
including protected photos.
Open the photo selection screen.
FUNC.
[
Protect]
[
Protect] appears on the screen.
Copying Photos
2
Select (
protect.
You can copy photos only from the hard
disk to the memory card.
3
Press
to protect the photo.
appears on the bottom bar and
the photo cannot be deleted. Press
again to remove the protection.
4
) the photo you want to
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Repeat steps 2-3 to protect
additional photos or press FUNC.
twice to close the menu.
Copying a Single Photo
1
Select to view the photos
recorded on the hard disk.
Select the
tab (
40) and move
the zoom lever toward T to return to
single photo view.
2
Select (
copy.
3
Copy the photo to the memory
card.
FUNC.
[ Copy (
)]
FUNC.
[Yes]
Protecting Photos from the Index Screen
Options
[Individual Photos]
Opens the same screen described in Protecting
Single Photos (
70). Continue from step 3 of
that procedure to protect the photo.
[Selected Photos]
Protects all the photos selected in advance
(marked with a
checkmark). Refer to
Selecting Recordings from the Index Screen
(
43).
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) the photo you want to
Copying Photos from the Index Screen
Options
- Do not disconnect the power source or
turn off the camcorder.
- Do not change the position of the mode
dial.
[All Photos]
NOTES
Copies all the photos.
[This Photo]
Copies only the photo marked with the orange
selection frame.
[Selected Photos]
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Copies all the photos selected in advance
(marked with a
checkmark). Refer to
Selecting Recordings from the Index Screen
(
43).
1
Select the index screen of the
photos recorded on the hard disk.
Move the zoom lever toward W and
then select the
(hard disk) tab
(
40).
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2
If you want to copy only one
photo, select (
,
) the photo
you want to copy.
3
Copy the photo(s).
FUNC.
[ Copy (
Desired option
FUNC.
[Yes]*
• If there is not enough space on the
memory card, as many photos as
possible will be copied before stopping
the operation.
• If the memory card slot cover is open, or
the LOCK switch on the memory card is
set to prevent writing, you will not be
able to copy photos to the memory
card.
• You may not be able to copy photos that
were not recorded with this camcorder.
)]
[OK]**
* If you selected [Selected Photos] or [All
Photos], you can press
to interrupt the
operation while it is in progress.
** This step is not required when copying a
single photo.
IMPORTANT
Observe the following precautions while
the ACCESS indicator is on or flashing.
Failing to do so may result in permanent
data loss.
- Do not subject the camcorder to
vibrations or strong impacts.
- Do not open the memory card slot cover.
Other Functions You Can Use when Taking Photos
You can also use the following
functions...
The following functions and features of
the camcorder can be used either for
shooting video or for taking photos.
The way to set and use them was
already explained in detail, so we refer
you to the relevant page in the “Video”
section.
• Zoom (
36)
• Quick Start (
37)
• Recording programs (
45, 46)
• Self timer (
48)
• Manual exposure adjustment and automatic
backlight correction (
48)
• Manual focus adjustment (
49)
• White balance (
50)
• Image effects (
51)
• Digital effects (
52)
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Photos
• The
(print/share) button lights
up and the current print settings
will be displayed for approx.
6 seconds.
Printing Photos
IMPORTANT
Printing Photos (Direct Print)
The camcorder can be connected to
any PictBridge-compatible printer. You
can mark in advance the photos you
want to print and set the desired
number of copies as a print order
( 76).
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Canon printers: SELPHY printers of the
CP, DS and ES series and PIXMA
printers marked with the PictBridge
logo.
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Connecting the Camcorder to the Printer
1
2
3
• If
continues to flash (for more than 1
minute) or if
does not appear, the
camcorder is not correctly connected to
the printer. In such case, disconnect the
USB cable and turn off the camcorder
and the printer. After a short while, turn
them on again, set the camcorder to
mode and restore the connection.
• During the following operations, even if
you connect a printer to the camcorder
it will not be recognized.
- Deleting all photos
- Removing all transfer orders
- Removing all print orders
Select the media that contains the
photos you want to print.
Select the
(hard disk) or
(memory card) tab (
40) and move
the zoom lever toward T to return to
single photo view.
NOTES
•
•
•
•
Turn on the printer.
Connect the camcorder to the
printer using the supplied USB
cable.
• Connection
. Refer to
Connection Diagrams (
79).
• If the device type selection screen
appears, select [Computer/Printer]
and press
.
•
appears and changes to
.
•
will appear for photos that cannot be
printed.
We recommend powering the
camcorder using the compact power
adapter.
Refer also to the printer’s instruction
manual.
If you have no intention to use the
optional DW-100 DVD Burner, you can
set
or
[USB Connection
98)
Type] to [
Computer/Printer] (
so the device type selection screen
does not appear every time you connect
the camcorder to a printer.
Connection to a PictBridge-compatible
printer will not work when the hard disk
or memory card contains 1,800 photos
or more. For best performance, we
recommend keeping the number of
photos under 100.
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Printing with the
Button
(Print/Share)
You can print a photo without changing
the settings simply by pressing
.
Options
[Paper Settings]
[ Paper Size]: Available paper sizes vary
depending on the printer model.
[ Paper Type]: Select [Photo], [Fast Photo],
[Plain] or [Default].
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[ Page Layout]: Select [Default], [Bordered] or
one of the following page layouts.
[Borderless]: The photo is enlarged and may be
slightly cropped at the edges to fit the paper.
[x photos/sheet]: Refer to the sidebar on
page 74.
[
1
2
Select (
print.
) the photo you wish to
Press
.
• Printing starts. The
button
flashes and stays on when the
printing is completed.
• To continue printing, select (
)
another photo.
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Selecting the Print Settings
You can select the number of copies
and other settings for printing. Setting
options vary depending on your printer
model.
] (Date print)
Select [On], [Off] or [Default].
[
] (Print effect)
Available only with printers compatible with the
Image Optimize function. Select [On], [Off] or
[Default].
Canon PIXMA/SELPHY DS printers: You can
also select [Vivid], [NR] and [Vivid+NR].
[
] (Number of copies)
Select 1-99 copies.
NOTES
Print setting options and [Default] settings
vary depending on the printer model. For
details, refer to the printer’s instruction
manual.
Printing after Changing the Print Settings
1
Press
guide.
2
Push the joystick (
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Photos
The print settings menu appears.
Trimming settings (
TO CANCEL THE PRINTING
75)
1 Press
2 Select (
Paper settings
Current paper settings (paper size, paper
type and page layout)
while printing.
) [OK] and press
.
WHEN YOU HAVE FINISHED PRINTING
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Disconnect the cable from the camcorder
and printer and turn off the camcorder.
Number of copies
PRINT ERRORS
Print effect
Date printing
3
In the print settings menu, select
(
,
) the setting you want to
change and press
.
4
Select (
) the desired setting
option and press
.
5
Select (
,
) [Print] and press
.
• Printing starts. The print settings
menu disappears when the
printing is completed.
• To continue printing, select (
)
another photo.
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If an error occurs while printing, an error
message (for example, [No paper]) will
appear on the camcorder’s screen. Solve
the problem referring to the error message
list (
113) and to the printer's instruction
manual.
[x photos/sheet]: Printing multiple photos on the same sheet
When using Canon printers you can print the same photo multiple times on the same
sheet of paper. Use the following table as a guideline for the recommended number of
copies depending on the [
Paper Size] setting.
[
Paper Size]→
[CreditCard]
[9 x 13 cm]
[10 x 14.8 cm]
[A4]
–
–
2, 4, 9 or 161
4
2 or 4
2 or 4
–
Canon printer ↓
PIXMA/SELPHY DS
SELPHY CP/ES
1
2
2, 4 or
82
You can also use the special sticker sheets.
With the [8 photos/sheet] setting, you can also use the special sticker sheets.
SELPHY CP: When you use the wide-sized photo paper with the [Default] setting, you can
also use [2 photos/sheet] or [4 photos/sheet].
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• Canon's PictBridge-compatible printers: If
printing does not resume automatically
after you solved the problem, select
[Continue] and press
to resume
printing. If that option is not available,
select [Stop] and press
and then
restart printing from the beginning.
• Other printers or if the error still persists with
a Canon printer: If printing does not
resume automatically, disconnect the
USB cable and turn off the camcorder.
After a short while, turn on the
camcorder and restore the USB
connection.
IMPORTANT
Refer to steps 1-2 in Printing after
Changing the Print Settings (
73).
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2
Select (
,
) [Trimming] and
press
.
The trimming frame appears.
3
Change the size of the trimming
frame.
• Move the zoom lever toward T to
shrink the frame, and move it
toward W to enlarge it. Press
to change the orientation of the
frame (portrait/landscape).
• To cancel the trimming settings,
move the zoom lever toward W
until the trimming frame
disappears.
4
Move (
,
) the trimming
frame to the area you want to
print.
5
Press FUNC. to return to the print
settings menu.
• The print area selected will be
indicated by a green frame within
the thumbnail.
• To change other print settings and
print the area you selected refer to
steps 3-5 in Printing after
Changing the Print Settings
(
73).
• You may not be able to print correctly
with a PictBridge-compatible printer
photos whose file names have been
changed or that were recorded, created,
edited or changed with any device other
than this camcorder.
• If [Busy] does not disappear, disconnect
the USB cable and restore the
connection after a short while.
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Trimming Settings
Set the paper size and page layout
before changing the trimming settings.
Trimming settings apply to one photo
only.
1
Open the print settings menu.
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NOTES
• The trimming settings are canceled in
the following cases:
- When you turn off the camcorder.
- When you disconnect the USB cable.
- When you expand the trimming frame
beyond its maximum size.
- When you change the [Paper Size]
setting.
• You may not be able to set the trimming
settings for photos that were not
recorded with this camcorder.
3
Press
to set the print order.
The number of copies appears in
orange.
4
Set (
) the number of copies
desired and press
.
To cancel the print order, set the
number of copies to 0.
5
Repeat steps 2-4 to mark
additional photos with print orders
or press FUNC. twice to close the
menu.
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Setting Print Orders from the Index Screen
Options
Print Orders
[Individual Photos]
You can mark in advance the photos
you want to print and set the desired
number of copies as a print order. Later,
you can easily print out the print orders
by connecting the camcorder to a
PictBridge-compatible printer (
72).
You can set print orders for up to 998
photos.
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Selecting Photos for Printing (Print Order)
Set the print orders before connecting
the supplied USB cable to the
camcorder.
Marking Single Photos with Print Orders
1
Open the photo selection screen.
FUNC.
[ Print Orders]
appears on the screen.
2
Select (
) the photo you want to
mark with a print order.
Opens the same screen described in Marking
Single Photos with Print Orders (
76).
Continue from step 3 of that procedure to set the
print order.
[Selected Photos (1 copy each)]
Sets a print order of 1 copy of each of the photos
selected in advance (marked with a
checkmark). Refer to Selecting Recordings from
the Index Screen (
43).
[Remove All]
Removes all the print orders.
FUNC.
[ Print Orders]
Desired option
[Yes]
[OK]
FUNC.
Printing Photos Marked with Print Orders
1
Connect the camcorder to the
printer using the supplied USB
cable.
Connection
. Refer to Connection
Diagrams (
79).
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2
Open the print menu.
FUNC.
[ Menu]
[
Print]
• The print menu appears.
• If there are no photos marked with
print orders, [No
print orders
have been set] appears.
• Depending on the connected
printer, you may be able to change
some print settings ( 73).
3
Select (
,
) [Print] and press
.
Printing starts. The print menu
disappears when the printing is
completed.
NOTES
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• To cancel the printing, refer to page 74.
• Restarting printing: Open the print menu
as explained in step 2. In the print
settings menu, select [Print]* or
[Resume] and press
. The remaining
photos will be printed.
Printing cannot be restarted when the
print order settings have been changed
or if you deleted a photo with print order
settings.
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* In case the print order was interrupted
after the first photo.
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External Connections
This chapter explains how to connect your camcorder to an external
device such as a TV, VCR, or computer.
Terminals on the Camcorder
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HDMI OUT Terminal*
Access: Open the rear terminal cover.
The HDMI OUT terminal offers a high-quality digital
connection that combines audio and video in a single
convenient cable.
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COMPONENT OUT Terminal*
Access: Open the front terminal cover.
The component video terminal is for video only. When
you use connection
do not forget the audio
connections using the AV OUT/ terminal.
AV OUT/ Terminal
Access: Open the front terminal cover.
Sound from the built-in speaker will be muted while the
STV-250N Stereo Video Cable is connected to the
camcorder.
USB Terminal
Access: Open the LCD panel.
* When connecting a cable to the camcorder, make sure to align the triangle marks on the cable's
connector and on the camcorder's terminal (
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Connection Diagrams
Connections that can be used to connect the camcorder to a TV are listed in falling
order of picture quality.
Type: Digital Quality: High definition Output only
Connect to a high-definition TV (HDTV) with an HDMI input terminal.
Connection
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HDMI IN
HTC-100 HDMI Cable
(optional)
(HDMI mini-connector)
Connection
(standard HDMI
connector)
Type: Analog Quality: Depends on the settings Output only
Connect to a high-definition TV (HDTV) or a standard TV with component video input
terminals. Change the following settings on the camcorder:
[Component Output] according to the TV set (standard or high definition)
(
96)
[AV/Headphones] to [
AV] (
96)
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Pr/Cr
Red
Pb/Cb
Blue
CTC-100/S Component Cable
(supplied)
Y
Green
AUDIO
White
STV-250N Stereo Video Cable
(supplied)
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R
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Connection
Type: Analog Quality: Standard definition Output only
Connect to a standard TV or a VCR with audio/video input terminals. Change the
following settings on the camcorder:
[AV/headphones] to [
AV] (
96).
[TV Type] according to the TV set (widescreen or 4:3), if the TV cannot
automatically detect and change the aspect ratio (
97)
Yellow
VIDEO
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AUDIO
STV-250N Stereo Video Cable
(supplied)
Connection
White
L
Red
R
Type: Digital data connection
Connect to a computer to transfer and back up your recordings, to the optional
DW-100 DVD Burner to create DVD discs from them, or to a printer to print out photos.
C
USB Cable
(supplied)
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Playback on a TV Screen
Connect the camcorder to a TV to enjoy
your recordings with family and friends.
Playback on an HDTV using one of the
high-definition connections will ensure
the best playback quality.
NOTES
• We recommend powering the
camcorder using the compact power
adapter.
• Connection
: When you play back
your 16:9 movies on standard TV sets
with a 4:3 aspect ratio, the TV set will
switch automatically to widescreen
mode if it is compatible with the Video
ID-1 system. Otherwise, change the
aspect ratio of the TV manually.
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1
2
Turn off the camcorder and the TV.
3
Turn on the connected TV.
On the TV, select as the video input
the same terminal to which you
connected the camcorder. Refer to
the instruction manual of the
connected TV.
4
Turn on the camcorder and set it
to
mode (
38) or
mode (
63).
Start the playback of movies or
photos.
Connect the camcorder to the TV.
Refer to Connection Diagrams
(
79) and select the most
appropriate connection for your TV.
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About the HDMITM connection
The HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) connection (
) is a convenient alldigital connection using a single cable for both video and audio. When you connect the
camcorder to an HDTV equipped with an HDMI terminal, you can enjoy video and audio
playback at the highest quality.
- The HDMI OUT terminal on the camcorder is for output only. Do not connect it to an
HDMI output terminal on an external device, as this may damage the camcorder.
- Correct operation cannot be guaranteed when connecting the camcorder to DVI
monitors.
- Depending on the HDTV, correct playback of personal video content may not be possible
using connection
. Try one of the other connections.
- While the camcorder is connected to an HDTV using connection
, there will be no
video output from other terminals.
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Saving and Backing Up
Your Recordings
definition copies of your movies
(
86).
IMPORTANT
Backing Up Your Recordings on a
Computer
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Movies recorded with this camcorder
are saved on the hard disk or memory
card. Because space is limited, make
sure to back up your movies onto a
computer on a regular basis.
PIXELA ImageMixer 3 SE
With the software supplied on the
PIXELA ImageMixer 3 SE CD-ROM
you can select scenes and back them
up on your computer's hard disk. If
necessary, backup video files
previously saved on a computer can be
restored back to the camcorder.
ImageMixer 3 offers also many options
for organizing your video library, editing
video and more.
For details about installing the software
refer to PIXELA ImageMixer 3 SE
Installation Guide.
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When the camcorder is connected to a
computer: Do not access, change or delete
any of the camcorder’s folders or files
directly from the computer as this may
result in permanent data loss. Always
back up your recordings to the computer
and restore the backup files to the
camcorder using only the supplied
software, ImageMixer 3.
Saving your Recordings without a
Computer
Authoring High-Definition (AVCHD)
Discs and Photo DVDs
You can connect the camcorder to the
optional DW-100 DVD Burner to create
high-definition DVD discs (AVCHD
specifications). This way, you can
preserve your video recordings in the
highest video quality available. You can
also create Photo DVDs from your
photos that you can play back with
most standard DVD players.
Refer to this section along with the
relevant sections in the instruction
manual of the DW-100.
The following options are also available:
• Use the optional DW-100 DVD Burner
to create high-definition (AVCHD)
discs of your movies and Photo DVDs
of your photos (
82).
• Connect the camcorder to an external
recording device (DVD or HDD
recorder, VCR, etc.) to save standard-
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Options for creating AVCHD discs
(
mode)
[All Scenes]
Connecting to the DW-100 DVD Burner
and Creating a Disc
1
Turn on the DVD Burner.
DW-100 Refer to Creating DVDs.
2
Connect the camcorder to the
DVD Burner using the supplied
USB cable.
• Connection
. Refer to
Connection Diagrams (
79) and
DW-100 Connections.
• If the device type selection screen
appears, select [DVD Burner] and
press
.
• When the connection is
completed, [No disc] will be
displayed.
Add all the scenes to the disc(s).
[Remaining Scenes]
Add only those scenes that have not been
previously added to a disc.
[Playlist]
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Add only the scenes included in the playlist
(
58).
Options for creating Photo DVDs
(
mode)
[All Photos]
Add all the photos to the slideshow on the disc.
[Transfer Orders]
Add only photos marked with transfer orders
(
89).
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Preparations on the Camcorder
1
Turn on the camcorder and set it
to
mode to create highdefinition discs of your movies or
mode to create Photo DVDs
of your photos.
• Power the camcorder using the
compact power adapter.
• Select in advance the media that
contains the recordings you want
to add to the disc (
40).
2
Select the scenes or photos you
want to add to the disc.
FUNC.
[
Menu]
or
[Add Recordings to Disc]
Desired option
3
Insert a brand new disc into the
DVD Burner.
• Use the OPEN/CLOSE button on
the DVD Burner to open and close
the disc tray.
• After the disc is recognized, an
information screen will display the
type of DVD you are creating and
the estimated time and number of
discs it will require (based on the
disc you inserted).
• If you inserted a DVD-RW disc that
already contains data, [The disc
already contains data.] will be
displayed. To overwrite the data
(erasing the previous content of
the disc), press
, select [Yes]
and press
again.
FUNC.
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4 Press the start button on the DVD
Burner.
• A progress bar will be displayed on
the screen.
• After pressing the start button
(while the current disc is being
written) the operation cannot be
canceled.
• When the last disc is finalized,
[Task completed] will be displayed.
Take out the disc and close the
disc tray.
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WHEN THE DATA REQUIRES MULTIPLE DISCS
After a disc is finalized it will be ejected
automatically and a message will appear.
Insert the next disc and close the disc tray.
C
TO CREATE AN ADDITIONAL COPY OF THE
SAME DISC
IMPORTANT
• To create discs that can be played back
with AVCHD-compatible devices, add to
the playlist in advance the scenes you
want on the disc, leaving out all scenes
recorded in MXP mode. Then, select the
[Playlist] option to create the disc.
• AVCHD discs containing scenes
recorded in MXP mode cannot be
created with the optional DW-100 DVD
burner. Use the supplied software
ImageMixer 3 to back up such scenes.
• While the camcorder is connected to the
DVD Burner, do not open the memory
card slot cover and do not remove the
memory card.
• Observe the following precautions while
the ACCESS indicator on the camcorder
is on or flashing. Failing to do so may
result in permanent data loss.
- Do not subject the camcorder to
vibrations or strong impacts.
- Do not open the memory card slot
cover.
- Do not disconnect the USB cable.
- Do not disconnect the power source
or turn off the camcorder or the DVD
Burner.
- Do not change the position of the
mode dial.
• For important information on handling
your discs, refer to DW-100 Cautions
on handling.
After the operation is finished, insert a
brand new disc, close the disc tray and
repeat the operation.
Playing back high-definition (AVCHD) discs created with the DW-100 DVD Burner
Type of external player →
Disc content ↓
Discs containing only scenes
recorded in FXP/XP+/SP/LP mode
DVD players or Blu-ray Disc
players compatible with AVCHD
DVD players not compatible
with AVCHD*
Can be played back
Cannot be played back*
* Do not insert a disc into an incompatible device, as you may not be able to eject the disc.
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NOTES
If a scene does not fit entirely in one disc,
it may be divided and continue on the next
disc.
Playing Back AVCHD Discs Using the
DW-100 DVD Burner
IMPORTANT
While the camcorder is connected to the
DVD Burner, do not open the memory card
slot cover and do not remove the memory
card.
Y
P
O
You can use the optional DW-100 DVD
Burner and the camcorder also to play
back high-definition (AVCHD) discs on a
TV. This is very convenient, for example to
play back your discs even in a location
where an AVCHD-compatible DVD player
is not available.
1
Connect the camcorder to the TV.
Refer to Connection Diagrams
79). Select connection
or
(
to enjoy high-definition playback.
2
Turn on the DVD Burner and set it
to Disc Playback mode.
DW-100 Refer to Playing DVDs.
3
Connect the camcorder to the
DVD Burner using the supplied
USB cable.
• Connection
. Refer to
Connection Diagrams (
79) and
DW-100 Connections.
• If the device type selection screen
appears, select [DVD Burner] and
press
.
4
Insert the disc you want to play
back into the DVD Burner.
• Use the OPEN/CLOSE button on
the DVD Burner to open and close
the disc tray.
• After the disc is recognized, the
disc's content will be displayed in
an index screen.
C
Select (
,
) the scene you
want to play back and press
to
begin the playback.
NOTES
• Only AVCHD discs created with the
DW-100 DVD Burner can be played
back using the DVD Burner.
• The FUNC. menu and setup menus
cannot be accessed while the
camcorder is connected to the DVD
Burner.
• With the exception of fast playback at
60x speed, special playback modes
39) can be used also for disc
(
playback.
TO PLAY BACK PHOTO DVDS
Photo DVDs are created using DVD-Video
specifications (standard definition). Play
back your Photo DVDs using standard
DVD players.
If your computer has a DVD drive, you can
play back the slideshow as a DVD and you
can also access individual photos as JPG
files.
NOTES
Photo DVDs cannot be played back using
the DW-100 DVD Burner.
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External Connections
Copying your Recordings to an External
Video Recorder
Transferring Photos to a Computer
(Direct Transfer)
You can copy your recordings by
connecting the camcorder to a VCR or
a digital video device. Video output will
be in standard definition, although the
original scenes are in high definition.
With the software supplied on the
DIGITAL VIDEO Solution Disk
CD-ROM you can transfer photos to a
computer simply by pressing
.
Refer also to the relevant sections in the
“Digital Video Software” instruction
manual (PDF file).
Connecting
Y
P
O
Connect the camcorder to the VCR
using Connection
. Refer to
Connection Diagrams (
79).
Recording
1
External device: Load a blank
cassette or disc and set the device
to record pause mode.
2
Camcorder: Locate the scene you
wish to copy and pause playback
shortly before the scene.
3
4
Camcorder: Resume playback.
5
C
External device: Begin recording
when the scene you wish to copy
appears. Stop recording when
copying is complete.
Camcorder: Stop playback.
Preparations
Install the software before you connect
the camcorder to the computer for the
first time. (Windows users only: you
also need to select CameraWindow's
auto-launch setting.) After that, just
connect the camcorder to the computer
(steps 2 and 3) and proceed directly to
transfer the photos ( 88).
1
Install the supplied Digital Video
Software.
Refer to the installation guide
(separate leaflet included with the
CD-ROM).
2
3
Set the camcorder to
4
Connect the camcorder to the
computer using the supplied USB
cable.
• Connection
. Refer to
Connection Diagrams (
79).
NOTES
• We recommend powering the
camcorder using the compact power
adapter.
• By default, on-screen displays will be
embedded in the output video signal.
You can change the displays by
repeatedly pressing DISP. (
53).
mode.
Select the media that contains the
photos you want to transfer.
• Select the
(hard disk) or
(memory card) tab (
40) and
move the zoom lever toward T to
return to single photo view.
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• If the device type selection screen
appears, select [Computer/Printer]
and press
.
• The direct transfer menu appears
on the camcorder screen and the
button lights up.
FIRST-TIME CONNECTION TO A COMPUTER
RUNNING WINDOWS
• While the camcorder is connected to the
computer, do not open the memory card
slot cover and do not remove the
memory card.
• Observe the following precautions while
the ACCESS indicator is on or flashing.
Failing to do so may result in permanent
data loss.
- Do not subject the camcorder to
vibrations or strong impacts.
- Do not open the memory card slot
cover.
- Do not disconnect the USB cable.
- Do not turn off the camcorder or the
computer.
- Do not change the position of the
mode dial.
• Operation may not work correctly
depending on the software and the
specifications/settings of your
computer.
• If you wish to use the image files on your
computer, make copies of them first.
Use the copied files, retaining the
originals.
C
NOTES
Y
P
O
Windows users only: The first time you
connect the camcorder to the
computer, you also need to select the
CameraWindow auto-launch setting.
DVSD
Refer to Starting
CameraWindow.
IMPORTANT
• During the following operations, even if
you connect the camcorder to the
computer it will not be recognized.
- Deleting all photos
- Removing all transfer orders
- Removing all print orders
• We recommend powering the
camcorder using the compact power
adapter.
• Refer also to the computer’s instruction
manual.
• Users of Windows Vista, Windows XP and
Mac OS X: Your camcorder is equipped
with the standard Picture Transfer
Protocol (PTP) allowing you to transfer
photos (JPEG only) simply by
connecting the camcorder to a
computer using the supplied USB cable,
without having to install the supplied
software.
• If you have no intention to use the
optional DW-100 DVD Burner, you can
set
or
[USB Connection
Type] to [
Computer/Printer] (
95)
so the selection screen does not appear
every time you connect the camcorder
to a computer.
• Depending on the number of photos on
the memory card (Windows: 1,800
photos or more; Macintosh: 1,000
photos or more), you may not be able to
transfer photos to a computer. Try using
a card reader.
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External Connections
Transferring Photos
Automatic Transfer Options
All the relevant photos will be
transferred to the computer in one
batch and their thumbnails will be
displayed on the computer.
[
All Photos]
Transfers all photos.
[
New Photos]
Y
P
O
Transfers only those photos that have not yet
been transferred to the computer.
[
Photos with Transfer Orders]
Transfers photos marked with transfer orders
( 89).
C
Manual Transfer Options
You can select the photo(s) to transfer.
[
Select and Transfer]
Select the photo(s) to transfer.
[
Set as Desktop Wallpaper]
Select a photo and set it as your computer’s
desktop background.
AUTOMATIC TRANSFER OPTIONS
Select (
) a transfer option and
press
.
• The camcorder returns to the transfer
menu once the transfer is completed.
• To cancel the transfer, select (
)
[Cancel] and press
, or press
FUNC. .
MANUAL TRANSFER OPTIONS
1 Select (
) a transfer option and
press
.
2 Select (
) the photo you wish to
transfer and press
.
• [ Select and Transfer]: Repeat
this step to select other photos to
transfer.
• The
button will flash while the
photos are being transferred.
3 Press FUNC. to return to the
transfer menu.
NOTES
When the camcorder is connected to the
computer and the photo selection screen
is displayed, press FUNC. to return to the
transfer menu.
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Setting Transfer Orders from the Index
Screen
Transfer Orders
You can mark in advance the photos
you want to transfer to the computer as
transfer orders. You can set transfer
orders for up to 998 photos.
Selecting Photos to Transfer
(Transfer Order)
[Individual Photos]
Opens the same screen described in Marking
Single Photos with Transfer Orders ( 89).
Continue from step 3 of that procedure to set the
transfer order.
Y
P
O
Set the transfer orders before connecting
the camcorder to the computer.
Marking Single Photos with Transfer
Orders
1
Options
[Selected Photos]
Marks all the photos selected in advance
(marked with a
checkmark) with a transfer
order. Refer to Selecting Recordings from the
Index Screen ( 43).
[Remove All]
Removes all the transfer orders.
Open the photo selection screen.
FUNC.
[
Transfer Orders]
appears on the screen.
FUNC.
2
Select (
) the photo you want to
mark with a transfer order.
FUNC.
3
Press
to set the transfer order.
A checkmark
appears in the box
next to the transfer order icon
.
Press
again to cancel the
transfer order.
4
C
Repeat steps 2-3 to mark
additional photos with transfer
orders or press FUNC. twice to
close the menu.
[
Transfer Orders]
Desired option
[Yes]
[OK]
TO TRANSFER PHOTOS MARKED WITH
TRANSFER ORDERS
Connect the camcorder to the
computer and select [
Photos with
Transfer Orders] in the transfer menu
(
88).
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Additional Information
This chapter contains troubleshooting advice, screen messages,
handling and maintenance tips, and other information.
Appendix: Menu Options Lists
Y
P
O
Menu items not available appear grayed out. For details about how to select an item,
refer to Using the Menus (
28). For details about each function, see the reference
page. Menu options without a reference page are explained below the tables.
FUNC. Menu
FUNC. Menu
FUNC. Menu - Recording Modes
Menu item
Recording programs
Setting options
[
[
C
[
Light metering mode
White balance
Image effects
Programmed AE],
Shutter-Priority AE], [
Cine Mode]
Sports], [
Sunset], [
z
z
46
z
–
47
z
z
45
–
z
69
z
z
50
z
z
51
z
–
52
Aperture-Priority AE]
[
[
Portrait], [
Beach], [
Night], [ Snow],
Spotlight], [ Fireworks]
[
[
Evaluative],
Center-Weighted Average], [
[
[
[
Automatic], [ Daylight], [
Shade], [ Cloudy],
Tungsten], [ Fluorescent], [ Fluorescent H],
Custom WB]
Spot]
[
[
[
Image Effect Off], [
Low Sharpening], [
Custom Effect]
Vivid], [
Neutral],
Soft Skin Detail],
Digital effects
[
[
Digital Effect Off], [
B&W], [ Sepia], [
[
Digital Effect Off], [
Drive mode
[
[
[
Single], [
Continuous Shooting],
Hi-Speed Continuous Shooting],
Auto Exposure Bracketing]
Fade Trigger], [
Art]
B&W], [
Sepia]
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Wipe],
–
z
–
z
67
Menu item
Setting options
Recording mode
[
[
[
[
[
High Quality 24 Mbps],
High Quality 17 Mbps],
High Quality 12 Mbps],
Standard Play 7 Mbps],
Long Play 5 Mbps]
Simultaneous recording
[
[
Simultaneous Recording Off], [
848x480]
[
Super Fine], [
Photo size/quality
[
[
1920x1080], [
640x480]
[
Super Fine], [
Setup Menus
FUNC. Menu - Playback Modes
Menu item
–
35
z
–
68
Y
P
O
Fine], [
Normal]
2048x1536], [
Fine], [
1440x1080],
–
z
62
43
Normal]
Setting options
[Select]
[Copy (
1920x1080],
z
[Individual Scenes], [Remove All Selections]
z
–
From the index screen:
[Individual Photos], [Remove All Selections]
–
z
Original movies:
[All Scenes], [All Scenes (this date)], [This Scene],
[Selected Scenes]
z
–
60
–
z
70
C
)]
Playlist: [No], [Yes]
From the index screen:
[All Photos], [This Photo], [Selected Photos]
From single photo view: [No], [Yes]
[Add to Playlist]1
[All Scenes (this date)], [This Scene], [Selected Scenes]
z
–
58
[Divide]1
–
z
–
57
[Move]2
–
z
–
59
[Protect]
From single photo view: –
From the index screen:
[Individual Photos], [Selected Photos], [Remove All]
–
z
70
[Print Orders]
From single photo view: 0-99 copies
From the index screen: [Individual Photos],
[Selected Photos (1 copy each)], [Remove All]
–
z
76
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Menu item
Setting options
[Transfer Orders]
From single photo view: –
From the index screen:
[Individual Photos], [Selected Photos], [Remove All]
–
z
89
[Delete]
Original movies:
[All Scenes], [All Scenes (this date)], [This Scene],
[Selected Scenes]
z
–
44
[Scene Search]
1
2
Y
P
O
Scenes in the playlist:
[All Scenes], [This Scene]
z
–
59
From the index screen:
[All Photos], [This Photo], [Selected Photos]
–
z
65
[Calendar Screen], [Date Selection]
z
–
41
33
Option available only from the original movies index screen.
Option available only from the playlist index screen.
Setup Menus
/
Camera Setup 1
Menu item
Setting options
C
[Rec Media for Movies]
[HDD], [Mem. Card]
z
z
[Rec Media for Photos]
[HDD], [Mem. Card]
z
z
[Frame Rate]
[
60i (Standard)], [
[
On
[Focus Assist Functions]
[
On], [
[Onscreen Markers]
[
[
Off], [
Level (White)], [
Level (Gray)],
Grid (White)], [
Grid (Gray)]
[Self Timer]
], [
[Audio Level Indicator]
[
On], [
[Photo Review Time]*
[
[
Off], [
6 sec], [
PF30], [
PF24]
Off]
Off]
Off]
2 sec], [
8 sec], [
4 sec],
10 sec]
* Option available only when the drive mode is set to [
z
–
–
z
z
48
z
z
–
z
z
–
z
–
54
–
z
–
Single].
[Frame Rate]: Selects the frame rate to be used when recording.
[
PF30]: 30 frames per second, progressive. Use this frame rate to easily edit your
recordings, for example, to post them on the Web.
[
PF24]: 24 frames per second, progressive. Using this frame rate will give your
recordings a cinematic look. When combined with the [
Cine Mode] recording program
(
47), the cinematic look will be enhanced.
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[Focus Assist Functions]: When the focus assist functions are activated, the image at the
center of the screen is magnified and outlines are emphasized to help you focus manually
(
49).
• Using the focus assist functions will not affect the recordings - they will be cancelled
when you start recording.
[Onscreen Markers]: You can display a grid or a horizontal line at the center of the screen.
Use the markers as a reference to make sure your subject is framed correctly (vertically
and/or horizontally).
• Using the onscreen markers will not affect the recordings.
Y
P
O
[Photo Review Time]: Selects the time to display a photo after it has been recorded on
the hard disk or memory card.
• If you press DISP. while reviewing a photo it will continue to be displayed indefinitely.
Press PHOTO halfway to return to the normal display.
/
Camera Setup 2
Menu item
Setting options
[Digital Zoom]
[
Off], [
[Zoom Speed]
[
[
Variable], [
Speed 1]
[AF Mode]
C
40x], [
[
Instant AF], [
[Focus Priority]
[
AiAF Frames], [
[Image Stabilizer]
[
On
[Auto Slow Shutter]
[
On], [
], [
200x]
Speed 3], [
Speed 2],
Normal AF]
Center Frame], [
Off]
Off]
Off]
[Wind Screen]
[
Automatic], [
[Microphone Attenuator]
[
On
], [
Off
]
Off]
[Digital Zoom]: Determines the operation of
the digital zoom. The color of the indicator
indicates the zoom.
• When activated, the camcorder will switch
automatically to digital zoom when you
zoom in beyond the optical zoom range.
• With the digital zoom the image is digitally
processed, so the image resolution will
deteriorate the more you zoom in.
Optical zoom
z
–
–
z
z
36
z
z
–
–
z
–
z
z
–
z
z
–
z
–
–
z
–
–
Digital zoom
White
Light
blue
Dark
blue
Up to 12x
12x 40x
40x 200x
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[AF Mode]: Select how fast the autofocus will operate.
• With [
Instant AF] the autofocus adjusts quickly to a new subject. This is convenient
for example when changing the focus from a near subject to a far subject in the
background, or when recording fast-moving subjects.
• When the optional Wide-converter or Tele-converter is attached to the camcorder, it may
partially obstruct the Instant AF sensor. Set the AF mode to [
Normal AF].
[Focus Priority]: When the focus priority is activated, the camcorder records a photo only
after the focus has been adjusted automatically. You can also select which AF frames to
use.
[
AiAF Frames]: One or more AF frames out of the nine frames available are
automatically selected and the focus is fixed on them.
[
Center Frame]: A single focusing frame appears in the center of the screen and the
focus is automatically fixed on it.
[
Off]: No AF frame will appear and the photo will be recorded immediately after you
press PHOTO .
• When the recording mode is set to [ Fireworks], focus priority is automatically set to
[
Off].
Y
P
O
[Image Stabilizer]: The image stabilizer compensates for camcorder shake even at full
telephoto.
• The image stabilizer is designed to compensate for a normal degree of camcorder
shake.
• We recommend setting the image stabilizer to [
Off] when using a tripod.
C
[Auto Slow Shutter]: The camcorder
automatically uses slow shutter speeds to
obtain brighter recordings in places with
insufficient lighting.
• The setting will not change even if
you set the camcorder to
mode.
Operating mode
mode
mode
with [
PF24] frame rate
mode
Shutter speed used
As low as 1/30
As low as 1/12
As low as 1/15
• In
mode, set the flash mode to
(flash off).
• If a trailing afterimage appears, set the slow shutter to [
Off].
• If
(camcorder shake warning) appears, we recommend stabilizing the camcorder, for
example, by mounting it on a tripod.
[Wind Screen]: The camcorder automatically reduces the background sound of wind
when recording outdoors.
• Some low-frequency sounds will be suppressed along with the sound of wind. When
recording in surroundings unaffected by wind or if you want to record low-frequency
sounds, we recommend setting the wind screen to [
Off
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[Microphone Attenuator]: Helps prevent audio distortions in due to high audio recording
levels.
• Set the microphone attenuator to [
On] when the audio recording level (
53 ) is set
correctly but the audio still sounds distorted. When the microphone attenuator is
activated,
appears on the screen.
/
Playback Setup
Menu item
Setting options
Y
P
O
z
–
33
Normal]
z
–
–
Date and Time],
z
–
–
DVD Burner], [
Computer/Printer],
Connect and Set]
z
z
–
[Add Recordings to Disc] [All Scenes], [Remaining Scenes], [Playlist]
82
[Rec Media for Photos]
[HDD], [Mem. Card]
[Photo Capture Quality]
[
Super Fine], [
[Data Code]
[
[
Date], [
Time], [
Camera Data]
[USB Connection Type]
[
[
[
Print]
Fine], [
z
–
[All Photos], [Transfer Orders]
–
z
–
–
z
C
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[Photo Capture Quality]: Select the quality of a photo captured from a scene.
[Data Code]: Displays the date and/or time when the scene was recorded.
[ Camera Data]: Displays the aperture (f-stop) and shutter speed used when recording
the scene.
[USB Connection Type]: Select the connection protocol to use when connecting the
camcorder to an external device using the supplied USB cable.
DVD Burner]: To connect exclusively to the optional DW-100 DVD Burner.
[
Computer/Printer]: To connect to a computer, printer or similar USB peripheral.
[
Connect and Set]: To make the selection from a screen that appears at the time of the
[
connection to the external device.
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Additional Information
System Setup 1
Menu item
Setting options
[Font Size]
[
Large], [
Small]
z
z
z
z
–
[Output Onscreen
Displays]
[
On], [
Off]
z
z
–
–
–
z
z
z
z
–
[LCD Brightness]
Y
P
O
[
],[DEUTSCH], [
]
[ENGLISH], [ESPAÑOL], [FRANÇAIS],
[ITALIANO], [MAGYAR], [MELAYU],
[POLSKI], [
], [TÜRKÇE],
[
], [
], [
],
[
], [
], [
],
[
], [
], [
]
z
z
z
z
30
[Component Output]*
[
z
z
z
z
–
[TV Type]*
[
Normal TV], [
–
–
z
–
–
[AV/Headphones]
[
AV], [
z
–
z
–
54
z
–
z
–
55
–
–
z
–
–
z
z
–
–
–
[Language
]
C
[Headphone Volume]
[Speaker Volume]
[Demo Mode]
480i], [
[
On], [
1080i]
Wide TV]
Headphones]
Off]
* Option not available when the camcorder is connected to an HDTV using the HDMI cable.
[Font Size]: Changes the size of the font for the menu and other screens.
• When the font size is set to [
Large], some information may be displayed in shortened
form (icons only, etc.). Some screens cannot be displayed using the larger font size.
[Output Onscreen Displays]
• When set to [
On], the camcorder’s on-screen displays will appear also on the screen
of a TV or monitor connected to the camcorder.
[LCD Brightness]: Adjusts the brightness of the LCD screen.
• Changing the brightness of the LCD screen does not affect the brightness of your
recordings, the brightness of the viewfinder (
only) or the brightness of the
playback image on a TV.
[Component Output]: You can select the video specifications to use when connecting the
camcorder to a high-definition TV using the component video connection.
[
480i]: To use the 480i specification (standard definition).
[
1080i]: To use the full 1080i high definition specification.
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[TV Type]: In order to display the picture in full and in the correct aspect ratio, select the
setting according to the type of television to which you will connect the camcorder.
[
Normal TV]: TV sets with 4:3 aspect ratio.
[
Wide TV]: TV sets with 16:9 aspect ratio.
• When the TV type is set to [
Normal TV], during the playback of video originally
recorded with an aspect ratio of 16:9, the picture will not be displayed full screen.
• When the TV type is set to [
Normal TV], photos cannot be captured from the
playback scene (
69). Set it to [
Wide TV] before capturing the photos.
[Speaker Volume]: Adjust (
) the volume of the playback. You can also adjust the
39).
volume using the joystick guide (
Y
P
O
[Demo Mode]: The demonstration mode displays the camcorder's main features. It starts
automatically when the camcorder is powered with the compact power adapter if you
leave it turned on for more than 5 minutes.
• To cancel the demo mode once it has started, press any button or turn off the
camcorder.
System Setup 2
Menu item
Setting options
[Wireless Remote
Control]
[
[Notification Sounds]
[
[
On], [
C
Off
]
High Volume],
Low Volume], [
z
z
z
z
–
z
z
z
z
–
Off]
[Power Saving Mode]
[
On], [
z
z
z
z
–
[Quick Start]
[
[
Off], [
10 min],
20 min], [
30 min]
z
z
–
–
–
[
On], [
z
z
z
z
–
z
z
z2
z
33
[Control for HDMI]1
[Initialize
/
]
Off]
Off]
[HDD], [Mem. Card], [Cancel]
[Quick Initialization],
[Complete Initialization], [Cancel]
[Photo Numbering]
[
Reset], [
[Drop Sensor]
[
On], [
[Firmware]
–
1
2
Continuous]
Off
]
z
z
z
z
–
z
z
z
z
8,
116
–
–
–
z
–
Option not available when the camcorder is connected to an HDTV using the HDMI cable.
Option available only from the original movies index screen.
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[Wireless Remote Control]: Allows the camcorder to be operated with the wireless
controller.
[Notification Sounds]: A beep will accompany some operations like turning on the
camcorder, the self-timer countdown, etc.
[Power Saving Mode]: In order to save power when the camcorder is powered by a
battery pack, it will automatically shut off if left without any operation for 5 minutes.
• Approximately 30 seconds before the camcorder shuts off, [Auto power off] will appear.
• In standby mode, the camcorder will shut off after the time selected for the
[Quick Start] setting.
Y
P
O
[Quick Start]: Select whether to activate the Quick Start function when you close the LCD
37) and the length of time after which the camcorder will
panel in a recording mode (
end the standby mode and shut off automatically.
[Control for HDMI]: Activates the HDMI-CEC (Consumer Electronics Control) function.
When you connect the camcorder to an HDTV compatible with HDMI-CEC using an HDMI
cable, you can control the camcorder’s playback using the TV’s remote control. Also,
turning on the camcorder will automatically turn on the TV and select the camcorder’s
video input and turning off the TV will automatically turn off the camcorder.
• Use the up/down/left/right buttons and the OK or SET button on the TV’s remote control
to play back your recordings.
• Depending on the TV set, additional settings may be required on the TV itself to activate
the HDMI-CEC function. Refer to the TV’s instruction manual.
• Correct operation of the HDMI-CEC function cannot be guaranteed even when
connecting the camcorder to compatible TV sets. If you cannot use the TV’s remote
control, operate the camcorder directly or use the camcorder’s wireless controller.
• The remote control of the TV can only be used to play back movies or photos (
or
mode only). If the camcorder is connected to the TV while it is set to
mode,
depending on the TV used, turning off the TV will automatically turn off the camcorder
even if it is recording at the time.
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[Photo Numbering]: Select the photo numbering method to be used on a new memory
card. Photos are automatically assigned consecutive numbers from 0101 to 9900, and
stored in folders containing up to 100 photos. Folders are numbered from 101 to 998.
[
Reset]: Photo numbers will restart from 101-0101 every time you insert a new memory
card.
[
Continuous]: Photo numbers will continue from the number following that of the last
photo recorded with the camcorder.
• If the memory card you insert already contains a photo with a larger number, a new
photo will be assigned a number one higher than that of the last photo on the memory
card.
• We recommend using the [
Continuous] setting.
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[Drop Sensor]: Detects when the camcorder is dropped and activates a protection
mechanism to help prevent hard disk damage. While the mechanism is active,
appears
in red on the screen and playback/recording may stop.
• Keep the drop sensor set to [
On] in most situations. Deactivating this function can
increase the likelihood of hard disk damage should the camcorder be dropped.
• When the drop sensor is set to [
On], recording/playback may stop when the
camcorder approaches a weightless state, which the sensor can detect as a fall or drop.
To record under such situations, set the drop sensor to [
Off
].
[Firmware]: You can verify the current version of the camcorder's firmware. This menu
option is usually unavailable.
Date/Time Setup
Menu item
Y
P
O
Setting options
[Time Zone/DST]
List of world time zones.
z
z
z
z
31
[Date/Time]
–
z
z
z
z
30
[Date Format]
[Y.M.D (2008.1.1 AM 12:00)],
[M.D,Y (Jan. 1, 2008 12:00 AM)],
[D.M.Y (1.Jan.2008 12:00 AM)]
z
z
z
z
–
[Calendar Start Day]
[Saturday], [Sunday], [Monday]
–
–
z
–
–
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[Date Format]: Select the date format to be used for most on-screen displays, and (if
selected) for the date printed on photos.
[Calendar Start Day]: Select the day on which the week starts for the calendar display
(
41).
Information Screens
Menu item
Setting options
–
z
z
z
z
–
[Memory Card Info]
–
z
z
z
z
–
[Battery Info]
–
z
z
z
z
–
[HDMI Status]
–
z
z
z
z
–
[HDD Info]
[HDD Info]/[Memory Card Info]: Displays a screen where you can verify how much of the
hard disk or the memory card is currently in use (
total recording time and
total
number of photos) and how much space remains available for recording.
• Estimated figures about available movie recording time and available number of photos
are approximate and based on the recording mode and photo quality/size settings
currently in use.
• In the [Memory Card Info] screen you can verify also the Speed Class of the memory
card.
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[Battery Info]: Displays a screen where you can verify the battery charge (as a percentage)
and the remaining recording time (
,
mode) or playback time (
,
mode).
[HDMI Status]: Displays a screen where you can verify the standard of the video output
signal from the HDMI OUT terminal.
C
Y
P
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Trouble?
Troubleshooting
If you have a problem with your camcorder, refer to this section. Sometimes what you
think is a malfunction of the camcorder may have the simplest of solutions - please
read the “CHECK THIS FIRST” box before going on to the more detailed problems
and solutions. Consult your dealer or a Canon Service Center if the problem persists.
CHECK THIS FIRST
Power supply
Y
P
O
Is the battery charged? Is the compact power adapter correctly connected to the
camcorder? (
23)
Recording
Did you turn the camcorder on and set the mode dial to
or
? If you are recording
on a memory card, is one correctly inserted into the camcorder? (
32)
Playback
Did you turn the camcorder on and set the mode dial to
or
? If you are playing
back recordings from a memory card, is one correctly inserted into the camcorder?
(
32) Does it contain any recordings?
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Power source
The camcorder will not turn on or it turns off by itself.
- The battery pack is exhausted. Replace or charge the battery pack (
- Remove the battery pack and reattach it correctly.
23).
Cannot charge the battery pack.
- Make sure the camcorder is off so charging can start.
- The battery pack is too hot. Charging will start once the battery pack temperature is below 40 °C (104 °F).
- Charge the battery pack in temperatures between 0 °C and 40 °C (32 °F and 104 °F).
- The battery pack is damaged. Use a different battery pack.
A noise can be heard from the compact power adapter.
- A faint sound can be heard while the compact power adapter is connected to a power outlet. This is not a
malfunction.
After using the camcorder for a long time, it becomes hot.
- This is not a malfunction. Turn off the camcorder and let it cool down before resuming use.
The battery pack is exhausted extremely quickly even at normal temperatures.
- The battery may have reached the end of its battery life. Buy a new battery pack.
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Recording
Pressing Start/Stop will not start recording.
- You cannot record while the camcorder is writing previous recordings on the hard disk/memory card (while
the ACCESS indicator is on or flashing).
- The recording media is full or it already contains the maximum number of scenes. Delete some recordings
(
44, 65) or initialize the recording media (
33) to free some space.
- Recording may not be possible while the drop protection mechanism (
99) is active (
appears).
- The camcorder has exceeded its operational temperature (
appears). Turn off the camcorder and let it cool
down before resuming use.
- The camcorder has fallen below its operational temperature (
appears). Turn it off and use it in a warmer
location. Make sure to avoid rapid temperature changes.
Y
P
O
The point where Start/Stop was pressed does not match the beginning/end of the recording.
- There is a slight interval between pressing Start/Stop and the actual start of recording. This is not a
malfunction.
The recording suddenly stops shortly after starting recording.
- If recording near loud sounds or strong vibrations, move to another location.
- The camcorder has exceeded its operational temperature (
appears). Turn off the camcorder and let it cool
down before resuming use.
The camcorder will not focus.
- Autofocus does not work on the subject. Focus manually (
49).
Adjust the viewfinder with the dioptric adjustment lever (
35).
- The lens or Instant AF sensor is dirty. Clean the lens or sensor with a soft lens-cleaning cloth (
use tissue paper to clean the lens.
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120). Never
When a subject flits across in front of the lens, the image appears slightly bent.
- This is a phenomenon typical of CMOS image sensors. When a subject crosses very quickly in front of the
camcorder, the image may seem slightly warped. This is not a malfunction.
Changing the operating mode between recording ( )/record pause (
)/playback ( ) takes longer than
usual.
- When the media contains a large number of scenes, some operations may take longer than usual. Back up
your recordings (
82) and initialize the recording media (
33).
Reviewing the last scene recorded takes longer than usual.
- When the media contains a large number of scenes, some operations may take longer than usual. Back up
your recordings (
82) and initialize the recording media (
33).
Cannot record a photo.
- In
mode: You cannot take photos in this mode if the simultaneous recording option in the FUNC. menu
is set to [Simultaneous Recording Off] (
68), or if either the digital zoom (
93) or a digital effect
(
52) is activated.
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Playback
Pressing the playback button does not start playback.
- The camcorder has exceeded its operational temperature (
appears). Turn off the camcorder and let it cool
down before resuming use.
- The camcorder has fallen below its operational temperature (
appears). Turn it off and use it in a warmer
location. Make sure to avoid rapid temperature changes.
Cannot add scenes to the playlist.
- You cannot add more than 999 scenes to the playlist. If the playlist includes scenes recorded in MXP or FXP
mode, the maximum number of scenes in the playlist may be less than 999.
- You may not be able to add scenes to the playlist if they were recorded or edited using another device.
Y
P
O
Cannot delete a scene.
- You may not be able to delete scenes recorded or edited using another device.
Deleting scenes takes longer than usual.
- When the media contains a large number of scenes, some operations may take longer than usual. Back up
your recordings (
82) and initialize the recording media (
33).
Cannot delete a photo.
- The photo is protected. Remove the protection (
70).
Indicators and Onscreen Displays
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lights up in red.
- Battery pack is exhausted. Replace or charge the battery pack (
23).
appears on the screen.
- The camcorder cannot communicate with the battery pack attached so the remaining battery time cannot be
displayed.
lights up in red.
- A memory card error occurred. Turn off the camcorder. Remove and reinsert the memory card. Initialize the
memory card (
33) if the display does not change back to normal.
- The memory card is full. Replace the memory card or delete some recordings (
44, 65) to free some space
on the memory card.
lights up in red.
- The camcorder has exceeded its operational temperature. This is not a malfunction. Turn off the camcorder
and let it cool down before resuming use.
flashes in red on the screen.
- The camcorder has malfunctioned. Consult a Canon Service Center.
Even after stopping recording, the ACCESS indicator does not go off.
- The scene is being recorded on the hard disk/memory card. This is not a malfunction.
The camcorder is on and the ACCESS indictor has been on or flashing longer than usual.
- This is not a malfunction. The camcorder may be recovering data on the hard disk. Do not disconnect the
power source or turn off the camcorder.
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The CHG (charge) indicator flashes rapidly.
(one flash at 0.5-second intervals)
Charging has stopped because the compact power adapter or the battery pack is faulty. Consult a Canon
Service Center.
The CHG (charge) indicator flashes very slowly.
(one flash at 2-second intervals)
The battery pack is too hot. Charging will start once the battery pack temperature is below 40 °C (104 °F).
- Charge the battery pack in temperatures between 0 °C and 40 °C (32 °F and 104 °F).
- The battery pack is damaged. Use a different battery pack.
Y
P
O
The CHG (charge) indicator does not turn on even though a battery pack is attached.
- The camcorder cannot communicate with the battery pack attached. Such battery packs cannot be charged
using this camcorder.
Picture and Sound
Screen displays turn on and off repeatedly.
- The battery pack is exhausted. Replace or charge the battery pack (
- Remove the battery pack and reattach it correctly.
23).
Abnormal characters appear on the screen and the camcorder does not operate properly.
- Disconnect the power source and reconnect it after a short time. If the problem still persists, disconnect the
power source and press the RESET button with a pointed item. Pressing the RESET button resets all settings.
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Video noise appears on screen.
- Keep a distance between the camcorder and devices that emit strong electromagnetic fields (plasma TVs,
cellular phones, etc.).
Horizontal bands appear on the screen.
- This is a phenomenon typical of CMOS image sensors when recording under some types of fluorescent,
mercury or sodium lamps. To reduce the symptoms set the camcorder to
mode. This is not a
malfunction.
No picture appears on the viewfinder.
- Press VIEWFINDER to activate the viewfinder (
35).
Viewfinder picture is blurred.
- Adjust the viewfinder with the dioptric adjustment lever (
35).
Sound is distorted or is recorded at lower levels.
- When recording near loud sounds (such as fireworks, shows or concerts), sound may become distorted or it
may not be recorded at the actual levels. Activate the microphone attenuator (
95) or adjust the audio
recording level manually (
53).
Noise can be heard.
- If the camcorder is moved suddenly while recording, sound from the hard disk may be recorded.
The hard disk's rotation can be heard faintly.
Occasionally, the camcorder's operation sound can be heard.
- When recording onto the hard disk or playing back recordings from it, the hard disk is activated from time to
time. This is not a malfunction.
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The picture is displayed correctly but there is no sound from the built-in speaker.
- Open the LCD panel.
- Speaker volume is turned off. Adjust the volume (
39).
- If the STV-250N Stereo Video Cable is connected to the camcorder, disconnect it.
A rattling can be heard from the camcorder.
- The internal lens fixture can move when the camcorder is turned off. This is not a malfunction.
The camcorder vibrates.
- When recording onto the hard disk or playing back recordings from it, the camcorder may vibrate
occasionally. This is not a malfunction.
Memory Card and Accessories
Y
P
O
Cannot insert the memory card.
- The memory card was not facing the correct direction. Turn the memory card over and insert it (
32).
Cannot record on the memory card.
- The memory card is full. Delete some recordings (
44, 65) to free some space or replace the memory
card.
- Initialize the memory card (
33) when you use it with the camcorder for the first time.
- The LOCK switch on an SD or SDHC memory card is set to prevent accidental erasure. Change the position of
the LOCK switch (
119).
- The folder and file numbers have reached their maximum value. Set
[Photo Numbering] to [Reset]
(
98) and insert a new memory card.
- The simultaneous recording option in the FUNC. menu is set to [Simultaneous Recording Off]. Change the
setting to take photos while recording video (
68).
- Photos cannot be captured from the playback scene when
[TV Type] is set to [Normal TV]. In such
case,
appears. Set it to [Wide TV] (
97).
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The wireless controller will not work.
- Set
[Wireless Remote Control] to [On].
- Replace the battery of the wireless controller.
Connections with External Devices
Video noise appears on the TV screen.
- When using the camcorder in a room where a TV is located, keep a distance between the compact power
adapter and the power or antenna cables of the TV.
Playback looks fine on the camcorder but there is no image on the TV screen.
- The video input on the TV is not set to the video terminal to which you connected the camcorder. Select the
correct video input.
There is no sound from the TV.
- When connecting the camcorder to an HDTV using the CTC-100/S Component Cable, make sure to connect
also the audio connections using the white and red plugs of the STV-250N Stereo Video Cable.
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The camcorder is connected using the optional HTC-100 HDMI Cable, but there is no picture or sound from the
HDTV.
- Disconnect the HTC-100 HDMI Cable and then restore the connection or turn the camcorder off and then on
again.
The camcorder is connected using the optional HTC-100 HDMI Cable, but HDMI-CEC does not work (cannot
play back using the TV's remote control).
- Disconnect the HTC-100 HDMI cable and turn off the camcorder and the TV. After a short while turn them on
again and restore the connection.
[Control for HDMI] is set to [Off]. Set it to [On] (
98).
- HDMI-CEC is not activated on the connected TV. Activate this function on the TV.
- Even with TV sets compatible with HDMI-CEC the range of functions available differs depending on the type of
TV. Refer to the instruction manual of the connected TV.
Y
P
O
The computer doesn't recognize the camcorder even though the camcorder is connected correctly.
[USB Connection Type] is set to [DVD Burner]. Set it to [Computer/Printer] or to [Connect and
or
Set] (
95).
- Disconnect the USB cable and turn off the camcorder. After a short while, turn it on again and restore the
connection.
- Connect the camcorder to a different USB port on the computer.
The printer is not working even though the camcorder and printer are connected correctly.
[USB Connection Type] is set to [DVD Burner]. Set it to [Computer/Printer] or to [Connect and
or
Set] (
95).
- Disconnect the USB cable and turn off the printer. After a short while turn it on again and restore the
connection.
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The camcorder doesn't recognize the DW-100 DVD Burner even though it is connected correctly.
[USB Connection Type] is set to [Computer/Printer]. Set it to [DVD Burner] or to [Connect and
or
Set] (
95).
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List of Messages (in alphabetical order)
Following the list of messages for the camcorder you can find separate lists for printrelated messages (
113) and for messages that appear only when using the
optional DW-100 DVD Burner (
112).
Access error
- There was an error when reading the hard disk or attempting to write onto it.
- This message can also appear if condensation has formed (
121). Wait until the camcorder dries
completely before resuming use.
Y
P
O
Accessing the memory card. Do not remove the memory card.
- You opened the memory card slot cover while the camcorder was accessing the memory card or the
camcorder started accessing the memory card as you opened the memory card slot cover. Do not remove the
memory card until this message disappears.
Avoid moving the camcorder
- Try not to move the camcorder while the image is being recorded.
Back up recordings regularly
- This message may appear when you turn on the camcorder. In the event of a malfunction, recordings may be
lost so back up your recordings regularly.
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Buffer overflow. Recording was stopped.
- While recording on the hard disk, drops were detected repeatedly and the buffer became full. Move to a more
stable location and allow data to be written onto the hard disk. If you are using the camcorder in such a
situation that vibrations or drop-like conditions (for example, weightlessness) are likely to occur, set
[Drop Sensor] to [Off
](
99).
- The data transfer rate was too high for the memory card in use and the recording was stopped. Replace the
memory card with one rated Speed Class 2 or higher.
Cannot access the HDD
- There is a problem with the hard disk.
Cannot communicate with the battery pack. Continue using this battery pack?
- You attached a battery pack that is not recommended by Canon for use with this camcorder.
Cannot copy
- The total size of the scenes you selected to copy exceeds the available space on the memory card. Delete
some recordings on the memory card (
44, 65) or reduce the number of scenes to copy (
60).
Cannot divide the scene. Initialize only using the camcorder.
- The scene could not be divided because the camcorder’s internal scene management data log is full. Back up
your recordings (
82) and initialize the recording media (
33). Write back the backup files and try
dividing the scene again.
Cannot edit
- Cannot divide original scenes and cannot move/delete original scenes or scenes in the playlist of the selected
media.
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Cannot edit Check the memory card
- The memory card in the camcorder was initialized using a computer. Initialize the memory card with this
camcorder (
33).
Cannot enter standby mode now
- The camcorder cannot enter standby mode if the remaining battery charge is too low.
Cannot play back
- There is a problem with the hard disk/memory card.
Cannot play back due to high temperature
- The camcorder has exceeded its operational temperature (
down before resuming use.
Y
P
O
appears). Turn off the camcorder and let it cool
Cannot play back Cannot access the HDD
- There is a problem with the hard disk.
Cannot play back Check the memory card
- There is a problem with the memory card.
Cannot play the movies on the HDD Initialize only using the camcorder
- The camcorder's hard disk was initialized using a computer. Initialize the hard disk with this camcorder
(
33).
Cannot play the movies on this memory card
- Movies cannot be played back from a 64 MB or smaller memory card.
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Cannot play the movies on this memory card Initialize only using the camcorder
- The memory card in the camcorder was initialized using a computer. Initialize the memory card with this
camcorder (
33).
Cannot read the HDD
- The hard disk could not be read.
- This message can also appear if condensation has formed (
121). Wait until the camcorder dries
completely before resuming use.
- This message can also appear if the camcorder has exceeded its operational temperature (
appears). Turn
off the camcorder and let it cool down before resuming use.
Cannot record
- There is a problem with the recording media.
- This message can also appear if condensation has formed (
completely before resuming use.
121). Wait until the camcorder dries
Cannot record due to high temperature
- The camcorder has exceeded its operational temperature. Disconnect the compact power adapter and
remove the battery pack. Let the camcorder cool down before resuming use.
Cannot record movies in MXP/FXP mode on this memory card
- Movies cannot be recorded in MXP or FXP mode on a memory card if it is rated Speed Class 2. Select a
different recording mode (
35) or replace the memory card with one rated Speed Class 4 or higher.
Cannot record movies on the HDD (Initialize only using the camcorder)
- The camcorder's hard disk was initialized using a computer. Initialize the hard disk with this camcorder
(
33).
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Cannot record movies on this memory card
- Movies cannot be recorded on a 64 MB or smaller memory card.
Cannot record movies on this memory card Initialize only using the camcorder
- The memory card in the camcorder was initialized using a computer. Initialize the memory card with this
camcorder (
33).
Cannot record Cannot access the HDD
- There is a problem with the hard disk.
Cannot record Check the memory card
- There is a problem with the memory card.
Y
P
O
Change the battery pack
- Battery pack is exhausted. Replace or charge the battery pack (
23).
Check the memory card
- Cannot access the memory card. Check the memory card and make sure it is inserted correctly (
32).
- A memory card error occurred. The camcorder cannot record or display the image.
- You inserted a MultiMedia Card (MMC) into the camcorder. Replace it with an SD/SDHC memory card
compatible for use with this camcorder (
31).
- If after the message disappears,
appears in red, perform the following: Turn off the camcorder and
remove and reinsert the memory card. If
turns back to green you can resume recording/playback.
- Initialize the memory card (
33). (Doing so will erase all the recordings on the memory card.)
Connect the compact power adapter
- When the camcorder is in
mode and is connected to a computer, this message will appear if the
camcorder is being powered by the battery pack. Connect the compact power adapter to the camcorder.
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Could not add the scene(s) to the playlist
- One or more scenes could not be added to the playlist (
58). You cannot add more than 999 scenes to the
playlist. If the playlist includes scenes recorded in MXP or FXP mode, the maximum number of scenes in the
playlist may be less than 999. Delete some recordings (
44, 65).
Data includes scenes in MXP/FXP mode. Cannot copy to this memory card.
- Movies recorded in MXP or FXP mode cannot be copied onto a memory card if it is rated Speed Class 2.
Replace the memory card with one rated Speed Class 4 or higher.
Data is protected
- Scenes edited or protected using another device cannot be deleted with this camcorder.
Do not disconnect the USB cable or the power source while the camcorder is connected to a computer.
Cannot turn off the camcorder or change the operating mode.
- When the camcorder is in
mode and is connected to the computer with the supplied USB cable, the
camcorder cannot be operated. Disconnecting the USB cable or power source while this message appears
may result in permanent loss of the recordings in the camcorder. Use the computer's Safely Remove
Hardware function to end the connection and disconnect the USB cable before using the camcorder.
Drop detected. Power was turned off.
- When the camcorder is dropped while it is on, the camcorder automatically turns off to protect the hard disk.
This message appears the next time the camcorder is turned on. This is not a malfunction.
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Error writing on the memory card. Data may be recovered if the memory card has not been removed.
Attempt recovering the data?
- This message will appear the next time you turn on the camcorder if power supply was accidentally
interrupted while the camcorder was writing on the memory card. Select [Yes] to try to recover the recordings.
If you removed the memory card and used it with another device after this happened, we recommend you
select [No].
File name error
- The folder and file numbers have reached their maximum value. Set
[Photo Numbering] to [Reset]
(
98) and delete all the photos on the memory card (
65) or initialize it (
33).
Y
P
O
Function not available in
mode
mode (while the
- You pressed a button that cannot be used in
the
button to set the camcorder to flexible recording mode.
HDD error
- There is a problem with the hard disk. Initialize the hard disk (
HDD is full
- The hard disk is full (“
space.
button's blue light is on). Press
33).
END” appears on the screen). Delete some recordings (
44, 65) to free some
Initialize only using the camcorder
- There is a problem with the file system that prevents accessing the selected media. Initialize the recording
media with this camcorder (
33).
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May not be possible to record movies on this memory card
- You may not be able to record movies on a memory card without a Speed Class rating. Replace the memory
card with one rated Speed Class 2 or higher.
Memory card cover is open
- After inserting a memory card, close the memory card slot cover (
Memory card is full
- The memory card is full. Delete some recordings (
card.
32).
44, 65) to free some space or replace the memory
Memory card is write-protected
- The LOCK switch on an SD or SDHC memory card is set to prevent accidental erasure. Change the position of
the LOCK switch (
119).
Memory card Number of scenes already at maximum
- The memory card already contains the maximum number of scenes; no further scenes can be copied onto the
memory card. Delete some recordings (
44, 65) to free some space.
Memory card Unable to recognize the data
- The memory card contains scenes recorded in a different television system (PAL or SECAM).
Need to recover files from the memory card. Change the position of the LOCK switch on the memory card.
- This message will appear the next time you turn on the camcorder if power supply was accidentally
interrupted while the camcorder was writing on the memory card and later the position of the card's LOCK
switch was changed to prevent erasure. Change the position of the LOCK switch (
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No memory card
- There is no memory card in the camcorder.
No photos
- There are no photos to play back.
No scenes
- There are no scenes in the recording media selected.
Number of scenes already at maximum
- The maximum number of scenes has been reached. Delete some scenes (
44) to free some space.
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Operation canceled
- The operation was canceled following user intervention.
Playlist is full. Cannot divide the scene.
- Scenes cannot be divided when the playlist already contains 999 scenes. Delete some scenes from the
playlist (
59).
Reading the HDD
- Reading data from the hard disk.
Reading the memory card
- Reading data from the memory card.
Scene recorded using another device. Cannot divide the scene.
- Scenes recorded using another device cannot be divided with this camcorder.
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Some
photos could not be deleted
- Protected photos (
) cannot be deleted. Remove the protection (
70).
Some scenes could not be deleted
- Movies that were protected/edited with other devices cannot be deleted with this camcorder.
Task in progress. Do not disconnect the power source.
- The camcorder is updating the hard disk/memory card. Do not disconnect the compact power adapter or
remove the battery pack.
Temperature too high. Turn off the camcorder and wait.
- The camcorder has exceeded its operational temperature. Disconnect the compact power adapter and
remove the battery pack. Let the camcorder cool down before resuming use.
Temperature too low. Keep the camcorder on and wait.
- The camcorder's temperature is too low. Keep the power on until the
icon disappears.
Temperature too low. Use the camcorder in a warmer location.
- The outside temperature is too low and the camcorder will not operate. Move to a location between 0 °C and
40 °C (32 °F and 104 °F).
The camcorder is set to photo mode
- You pressed Start/Stop while recording photos (
mode).
The drop sensor is turned off
- The camcorder was turned on while
[Drop Sensor] is set to [Off
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The lens cover is not fully closed. Turn the camcorder off, then on again.
- The lens cover did not close completely when you set the camcorder to a playback mode. Turn the camcorder
off and then on again. If the problem persists, contact a Canon Service Center.
The lens cover is not fully open. Turn the camcorder off, then on again.
- The lens cover did not open completely when you set the camcorder to a recording mode. Turn the camcorder
off and then on again. If the problem persists, contact a Canon Service Center.
This
photo could not be deleted
- Protected photos (
) cannot be deleted. Remove the protection (
70).
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This photo cannot be displayed
- You may not be able to display photos taken with other devices or image files created or edited on a computer.
Too many photos. Disconnect the USB cable.
- Disconnect the USB cable. Try using a memory card reader or decrease the number of photos on the memory
card (Windows: fewer than 1,800 photos, Macintosh: fewer than 1,000 photos). If a dialog box appeared on
the computer screen, close it and then reconnect the USB cable.
Transfer order error
- You attempted to set more than 998 transfer orders. Reduce the number of photos marked with transfer
orders.
Unable to recognize the data
- You transferred data to the camcorder recorded in a different television system (PAL or SECAM).
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Unable to recover data
- Could not recover a corrupted file.
- This message can also appear if condensation has formed (
completely before resuming use.
121). Wait until the camcorder dries
Messages Related to the Optional DW-100 DVD Burner
If an error message appears while the camcorder is connected to the optional
DW-100 DVD Burner, refer to the following section and also to the instruction manual
of the DVD Burner.
Cannot read the disc. Check the disc.
- During disc recording mode, this message can appear when a commercially available DVD disc (a DVD disc
containing movies, software, etc.) or an 8 cm mini DVD disc is inserted.
- During disc playback mode, this message can appear when a commercially available DVD disc or a brand
new DVD disc is inserted.
Close the memory card slot cover
- The memory card slot cover is open. Close the cover after correctly inserting the memory card (
32).
Connect the compact power adapter
- The camcorder is being powered by the battery pack. Connect the compact power adapter to the camcorder.
Disc access failure. Check the disc.
- There was an error when reading the disc or attempting to write onto it.
- This message can appear also if condensation has formed (
121). Wait until the DVD burner dries
completely before resuming use.
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- The disc may not be loaded correctly. Try removing the disc and reinserting it.
Error reading the data
- Error while reading the recordings from the camcorder.
- Check that the USB cable was not accidentally disconnected.
No disc
- Insert a disc into the DVD Burner.
- This message can appear also if condensation has formed (
completely before resuming use.
121). Wait until the DVD burner dries
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No photos
- There are no photos to add to the disc.
No scenes
- There are no movies to add to the disc.
No scenes left to add
- There are no scenes that have not already been added to discs created previously.
No transfer orders
- No photos have been marked with transfer orders (
89).
Operation canceled
- The USB cable was disconnected and the operation was canceled. Check the USB connection.
Reading the disc
- Reading data from the disc.
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Unable to recover data
- Could not recover a corrupted file.
Direct Print Related Messages
Cannot print this photo
- You attempted to print a photo that was recorded with another camcorder, has a different compression, or
was edited on a computer.
Cannot trim this photo
- You attempted to trim a photo that was recorded with another camcorder.
Check print settings
- Current print settings cannot be used for printing with the
button.
Data transfer error
- The printer is experiencing a data transfer error. Cancel printing, disconnect the USB cable and turn off the
printer. After a while, turn the printer back on and reconnect the USB cable. When you are printing using the
button, check the print settings.
- You attempted to print from a memory card that contains a large number of photos. Reduce the number of
photos.
File error
- You attempted to print a photo that was recorded with another camcorder, has a different compression, or
was edited on a computer.
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Hardware error
- Cancel printing. Turn off the printer and turn it back on. Check the printer status. If the printer is equipped with
a battery, it might be exhausted. In such case, turn off the printer, replace the battery and turn it back on.
Incompatible paper size
- The paper settings of the camcorder conflict with the printer’s settings.
Ink absorber full
- Select [Continue] to resume printing. Consult a Canon Service Center (refer to the list included with the
printer) to replace the ink absorber.
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Ink error
- There is a problem with the ink. Replace the ink cartridge.
Low ink level
- The ink cartridge needs to be replaced soon. Select [Continue] to restart printing.
No print orders have been set
- No photos have been marked with a print order.
No ink
- The ink cartridge is not inserted or is out of ink.
No paper
- Paper is not correctly inserted or there is no paper.
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Paper error
- There is a problem with the paper. The paper is not correctly loaded or the paper size is wrong. Alternatively,
if the paper output tray is closed, open it to print.
Paper jam
- The paper jammed during printing. Select [Stop] to cancel printing. After removing the paper, set some paper
again and retry printing.
Paper lever error
- Paper lever error occurred. Adjust the paper selection lever to the proper position.
X photos could not be printed
- You attempted to use the print order settings to print X photos that were recorded with another camcorder,
with a different compression or were edited on a computer.
Print head not installed
- No print head is installed in the printer or the print head is defective.
Print order error
- You attempted to set more than 998 photos in the print order.
Printer cover open
- Close the printer cover securely.
Printer error
- A malfunction has occurred that may require repairs. (Canon PIXMA printers: the printer's green power lamp
and orange error lamp flash alternately.)
- Disconnect the USB cable and turn off the printer. Unplug the printer's power cord from the power outlet and
contact the appropriate customer support center or service center.
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Printer in use
- The printer is in use. Check the printer status.
Printing error
- Cancel printing, disconnect the USB cable and turn off the printer. After a while, turn the printer back on and
reconnect the USB cable. Check the printer status.
- When you are printing using the
button, check the print settings.
Readjust trim settings
- The trimming settings for this photo were lost as a result of changes in the paper-related settings.
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About Canon PIXMA/SELPHY DS Printers: If the printer’s error indicator flashes or an error
message appears on the printer’s operation panel, refer to the printer’s instruction manual.
• If you cannot solve the problem even after consulting this list and the printer's instruction
manual, contact the closest Canon Service Center (refer to the list included with the
printer).
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Additional Information
Do’s and Don’ts
Handling Precautions
Camcorder
Make sure to observe the following
precautions to ensure maximum
performance. Make sure to also observe
the precautions pertaining to the hard
disk, as hard disk damage may result in
permanent data loss.
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• Back up your recordings
periodically. Make sure to transfer
your recordings to an external device
such as a computer or digital video
recorder (
82) and back them up
on a regular basis and especially after
making important recordings. This will
protect your important recordings in
case of damage and create more free
space on the hard disk or memory
card. Canon shall not be liable for any
data loss.
• Do not subject the camcorder to
vibrations or strong impacts. The
hard disk is a high-precision device.
Vibrations, strong impacts or
dropping the camcorder may result in
the hard disk not being recognized or
may cause recording/playback to
stop unexpectedly. Be especially
careful while the ACCESS indicator is
on or flashing. Avoid recording in very
loud places. When using a shoulder
strap, do not allow the camcorder to
swing and hit an object.
• Keep the drop sensor activated
whenever possible. This camcorder
is equipped with a sensor that
detects acceleration. Should the
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camcorder be dropped or subject to a
similar condition, a mechanism
designed to help prevent hard disk
damage will activate and recording/
playback may stop or the camcorder
may turn off. Deactivating this
function (
99) can increase the
likelihood of hard disk damage should
the camcorder be subject to such
conditions. Even if this function is set
to [
On], hard disk damage can
occur if the camcorder is dropped.
• Do not use the camcorder in very
loud places. When using the
camcorder in extremely loud
surroundings, recording/playback
may stop unexpectedly. In such case,
you can continue recording on the
memory card.
• Do not disconnect the power
source while the camcorder is on.
Always turn the camcorder off before
removing the battery pack or
compact power adapter.
• Do not turn off the camcorder while
the ACCESS indicator is on or
flashing or while the camcorder is
in standby mode. While data is being
written onto the hard disk,
disconnecting the power source or
turning off the camcorder may result
in hard disk damage or permanent
data loss.
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• Use the camcorder within its
operating temperature range. If the
camcorder’s temperature becomes
too hot or too cold, recording/
playback may stop in order to prevent
hard disk damage. In such case, a
warning will appear on the screen.
• Do not use the camcorder at high
altitudes. To prevent hard disk
damage, do not turn on or use the
camcorder at altitudes higher than
3,000 m (9,800 ft.) above sea level or
in other places with low atmospheric
pressure.
• Initialize the hard disk when movies
cannot be recorded/played back
normally. As movies are recorded
and deleted over time, hard disk
fragmentation may occur, which may
reduce performance. Initialize the
hard disk should this happen (
33).
When you initialize the hard disk, all
recordings will be erased. Before
doing so, back up important
recordings using an external device.
• Do not carry the camcorder by the
LCD panel or the viewfinder (
only). Be careful when closing the
LCD panel.
• Do not leave the camcorder in places
subject to high temperatures (like the
inside of a car under direct sunlight),
or high humidity.
• Do not use the camcorder near strong
electromagnetic fields such as above
TVs, near plasma TVs or mobile
phones.
• Do not point the lens or viewfinder
(
only) at strong light sources.
Do not leave the camcorder pointed
at a bright subject.
• Do not use or store the camcorder in
dusty or sandy places. The
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•
•
camcorder is not waterproof – avoid
also water, mud or salt. If any of the
above should get into the camcorder
it may damage the camcorder and/or
the lens.
Be careful of heat generated by
lighting equipment.
Do not disassemble the camcorder. If
the camcorder does not function
properly, consult qualified service
personnel.
Handle the camcorder with care. Do
not subject the camcorder to shocks
or vibrations as this may cause
damage.
When mounting the camcorder on a
tripod, make sure that the tripod's
fastening screw is shorter than
5.5 mm (0.2 in.). Using other tripods
may damage the camcorder.
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•
5.5 mm
• When recording movies, try to get a
calm, stable picture.
Excessive camcorder movement while
shooting and extensive use of fast
zooms and panning can result in jittery
scenes. In extreme cases, the playback
of such scenes may result in visually
induced motion sickness. If you
experience such a reaction, immediately
stop the playback and take a rest break
as necessary.
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Additional Information
Long-term storage
Remaining battery time
If you do not intend to use the
camcorder for a long time, store it in a
place free of dust, in low humidity, and
at temperatures not higher than 30 °C
(86 °F).
If the remaining battery time displayed
is not correct, charge the battery pack
fully. However, the correct time may not
be displayed if a fully charged battery
pack is used continuously in high
temperatures or it is left unused for long
periods of time. Additionally, depending
on the battery life, the correct time may
not be displayed. Use the time shown
on the screen as an approximation.
Battery Pack
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Regarding the use of non-Canon battery
packs
DANGER!
Treat the battery pack with care.
• Keep it away from fire (or it might
explode).
• Do not expose the battery pack to
temperature higher than 60 °C
(140 °F). Do not leave it near a heater
or inside a car in hot weather.
• Do not try to disassemble or modify it.
• Do not drop it or subject it to shocks.
• Do not get it wet.
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• Dirty terminals may cause a poor
contact between the battery pack
and the camcorder. Wipe the
terminals with a soft cloth.
• For your safety, battery packs that are
not genuine Canon battery packs will
not be charged even if you attach
them to this camcorder or to the
optional CG-800 Battery Charger.
• We recommend using genuine Canon
battery packs bearing the
mark.
• If you attach to the camcorder battery
packs that are not genuine Canon
battery packs,
will appear and
the remaining battery time will not be
displayed.
Long-term storage
• Store battery packs in a dry place at
temperatures no higher than 30 °C
(86 °F).
• To extend the battery life of the
battery pack, discharge it completely
before storing it.
• Charge and discharge all your battery
packs fully at least once a year.
Memory Card
• We recommend backing up the
recordings on the memory card onto
your computer. Data may be
corrupted or lost due to memory card
defects or exposure to static
electricity. Canon shall not be liable
for lost or corrupted data.
• Do not touch or expose the terminals
to dust or dirt.
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• Do not use memory cards in places
subject to strong magnetic fields.
• Do not leave memory cards in places
subject to high humidity and high
temperature.
• Do not disassemble, bend, drop, or
subject memory cards to shocks and
do not expose them to water.
• Check the direction before inserting
the memory card. Forcing a memory
card into the slot if it is not correctly
oriented may damage the memory
card or the camcorder.
• Do not attach any labels or stickers
on the memory card.
• SD/SDHC memory cards have a
physical switch to prevent writing on
the card so as to avoid the accidental
erasure of the card's content. To
write-protect the memory card set the
switch to the LOCK position.
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LOCK switch
the camcorder and leave it connected
for 24 hours with the camcorder off.
Lithium Button Battery
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Built-in Rechargeable Lithium Battery
The camcorder has a built-in
rechargeable lithium battery to keep the
date/time and other settings. The builtin lithium battery is recharged while you
use the camcorder; however, it will
become totally discharged if you do not
use the camcorder for about 3 months.
To recharge the built-in lithium battery:
Connect the compact power adapter to
WARNING!
• The battery used in this device may
present a fire or chemical burn hazard
if mishandled.
• Do not disassemble, modify, immerse
in water, heat above 100 °C (212 °F) or
incinerate the battery.
• Replace with a CR2025 battery made
by Panasonic, Hitachi Maxell, Sony,
Sanyo, or with Duracell2025. Use of
other batteries may present a risk of
fire or explosion.
• Do not insert the battery into the
mouth. If swallowed, seek medical
assistance immediately. The battery
case may break and the battery fluids
may cause internal injuries.
• Keep the battery out of the reach of
children.
• Do not recharge, short-circuit or insert
the battery in the wrong direction.
• Dispose of the used battery according
to applicable recycling regulations.
• Do not pick up the battery using
tweezers or other metal tools, as this
will cause a short circuit.
• Wipe the battery with a clean dry
cloth to ensure proper contact.
• For California, USA only: The lithium
battery included contains Perchlorate
Material – special handling may apply.
See www.dtsc.ca.gov/
hazardouswaste/perchlorate for
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Additional Information
Maintenance/Others
Disposal
When you delete movies or initialize the
hard disk or memory card, only the file
allocation table is altered and stored
data is not physically erased. Take the
necessary precautions when you
dispose of the camcorder or memory
card, for example by physically
damaging it to prevent the leakage of
private data.
If giving the camcorder to another
person, initialize the built-in hard disk or
memory card using the [Complete
Initialization] option (
33). Fill it up
with unimportant recordings, and then
initialize it again using the same option.
This makes recovering the original
recordings very difficult.
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Cleaning
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Camcorder Body
• Use a soft, dry cloth to clean the
camcorder body. Never use
chemically treated cloths or volatile
solvents such as paint thinner.
Lens, Viewfinder (
Sensor
only) and Instant AF
• If the lens surface or Instant AF
sensor is dirty, autofocus may not
work properly.
• Remove any dust or dirt particles
using a non-aerosol type blower
brush.
• Use a clean, soft lens-cleaning cloth
to gently wipe the lens or viewfinder.
Never use tissue paper.
LCD Screen
• Clean the LCD screen using a clean,
soft lens-cleaning cloth.
• Condensation may form on the
surface of the screen when the
temperature changes suddenly. Wipe
it with a soft dry cloth.
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Condensation
Using the Camcorder Abroad
Moving the camcorder rapidly between
hot and cold temperatures may cause
condensation (water droplets) to form
on its internal surfaces. Stop using the
camcorder if condensation is detected.
Continued use may damage the
camcorder.
Power Sources
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Condensation may form in the following cases:
• When the camcorder is moved
quickly from cold to warm places
• When the camcorder is left in a humid
room
• When a cold room is heated rapidly
TO AVOID CONDENSATION
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You can use the compact power
adapter to operate the camcorder and
to charge battery packs in any country
with power supply between 100 and
240 V AC, 50/60 Hz. Consult a Canon
Service Center for information on plug
adapters for overseas use.
• Do not expose the camcorder to
sudden or extreme changes in
temperature.
• Place the camcorder in an airtight
plastic bag and let it adjust gradually
to temperature changes before
removing it from the bag.
Playback on a TV Screen
You can only play back your recordings
on TVs compatible with the NTSC
system. NTSC is used in the following
regions/countries:
Americas: All of North America and
Central America; most Caribbean
islands (except in French territories like
Guadeloupe and Martinique); most of
South America (except in Argentina,
Brazil and Uruguay). Asia: Only in
Japan, the Philippines, South Korea,
Taiwan and Myanmar. Oceania: US
territories (Guam, American Samoa,
etc.) and some Pacific islands like
Micronesia, Samoa and Tonga.
WHEN CONDENSATION IS DETECTED
The camcorder automatically shuts off.
The precise time required for water
droplets to evaporate will vary
depending on the location and weather
conditions. As a general rule, wait for 2
hours before resuming use of the
camcorder.
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Additional Information
General Information
System Diagram (Availability differs from area to area)
CG-800
Battery Charger
SS-600/SS-650 Shoulder Strap
WS-20 Wrist Strap
WL-D88
Wireless Controller
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BP-807**, BP-808,
BP-819, BP-827
Battery Pack
CA-570 Compact
Power Adapter
WD-H37 II
Wide-converter
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TL-H37
Tele-converter
FS-H37U Filter Set
SC-2000
Soft Carrying
Case
*
DM-100
Directional Stereo Microphone
TV/HDTV
HTC-100 HDMI Cable
DTC-100 D Terminal Cable
VCR/DVD recorder
CTC-100 Component Cable
CTC-100/S** Component Cable
DW-100 DVD Burner
STV-250N
Stereo Video Cable
AVCHD discs/
Photo DVDs
IFC-400PCU
USB Cable
SD/SDHC
memory card
Card reader/writer
*
Computer
PictBridgecompatible printers
VL-5 Video Light
* Accessories that are compatible with the Advanced Accessory Shoe cannot be attached to this camcorder.
Look for the Mini ADVANCED SHOE logo to ensure compatibility with the mini advanced shoe.
** Supplied with the camcorder; not available as an optional accessory.
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Optional Accessories
Call or visit your local retailer/dealer for genuine Canon video accessories. You can
also obtain genuine accessories for your Canon camcorder by calling:
1-800-828-4040, Canon U.S.A. Information Center.
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Use of genuine Canon accessories is recommended.
This product is designed to achieve excellent performance when used with genuine
Canon accessories. Canon shall not be liable for any damage to this product and/or
accidents such as fire, etc., caused by the malfunction of non-genuine Canon
accessories (e.g., a leakage and/or explosion of a battery pack). Please note that this
warranty does not apply to repairs arising out of the malfunction of non-genuine Canon
accessories, although you may request such repairs on a chargeable basis.
Battery Packs
When you need extra battery packs, select
one of the following models: BP-808,
BP-819 or BP-827.
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When you use battery packs bearing the
Intelligent System mark, the camcorder will communicate with the battery and
display the remaining usage time (accurate to 1 minute). You can only use and charge
these battery packs with camcorders and chargers compatible with Intelligent
System.
CG-800 Battery Charger
Use the battery charger to charge the
battery packs. It plugs directly into a power
outlet without a cable.
Charging Times
The charging times given in the following table are approximate and vary according
to charging conditions and initial charge of the battery pack.
Battery pack→
BP-807
BP-808
BP-819
BP-827
Using the camcorder
155 min.
155 min.
275 min.
395 min.
Using the CG-800 Battery Charger
105 min.
105 min.
190 min.
260 min.
Charging conditions↓
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Additional Information
Recording and Playback Times
Recording and playback times given in the following tables are approximate and vary
according to recording mode and charging, recording or playback conditions. The
effective usage time of the battery pack may decrease when recording in cold
surroundings, when using the brighter screen settings, etc.
Using the hard disk
Battery pack
BP-807
BP-808
BP-819
BP-827
Recording mode→
MXP
FXP
XP+
SP
LP
Maximum recording time
80 min.
85 min.
90 min.
95 min.
95 min.
Typical recording time*
50 min.
50 min.
55 min.
60 min.
60 min.
Playback time
100 min.
115 min.
115 min.
120 min.
120 min.
Maximum recording time
170 min.
170 min.
185 min.
190 min.
190 min.
Typical recording time*
105 min.
105 min.
115 min.
115 min.
115 min.
Playback time
205 min.
235 min.
235 min.
245 min.
245 min.
Maximum recording time
265 min.
270 min.
290 min.
290 min.
295 min.
Typical recording time*
170 min.
170 min.
175 min.
175 min.
180 min.
Playback time
325 min.
360 min.
370 min.
380 min.
380 min.
MXP
FXP
XP+
SP
LP
Maximum recording time
90 min.
95 min.
95 min.
95 min.
95 min.
Typical recording time*
55 min.
55 min.
60 min.
60 min.
60 min.
Playback time
125 min.
125 min.
130 min.
130 min.
130 min.
Maximum recording time
185 min.
190 min.
200 min.
200 min.
200 min.
Typical recording time*
110 min.
115 min.
120 min.
120 min.
120 min.
Playback time
260 min.
260 min.
265 min.
265 min.
265 min.
Maximum recording time
285 min.
290 min.
295 min.
295 min.
295 min.
Typical recording time*
175 min.
175 min.
180 min.
180 min.
180 min.
Playback time
380 min.
380 min.
380 min.
385 min.
385 min.
Usage time↓
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Using a memory card
Battery pack
BP-807
BP-808
BP-819
BP-827
Recording mode→
Usage time↓
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* Approximate times for recording with repeated operations such as start/stop, zooming, and
power on/off.
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TL-H37 Tele-converter
This Tele-converter lens increases the focal
length of the camcorder lens by a factor of
1.5.
• The image stabilizer is not as effective
when the Tele-converter is attached.
• The minimum focusing distance at full
telephoto with the TL-H37 is 3 m (9.8 ft.).
• When the Tele-converter is attached, a shadow may appear in the picture when
you use the flash.
WD-H37 II Wide-converter
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This lens decreases focal length by a factor
of 0.7, giving you a wide perspective for
indoor shots or panoramic views.
• When the Wide-converter is attached, a
shadow may appear in the picture when
you use the flash.
FS-H37U Filter Set
Neutral density and MC protector filters help
you to control difficult lighting conditions.
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HTC-100 HDMI Cable
Use this cable to connect the camcorder to
an external device using an all-digital
connection, allowing you to enjoy playback
at the highest quality. This cable sends both
video and audio signals.
VL-5 Video Light
This video light enables you to record
brightly in color even in dark places. It
attaches to the camcorder’s mini advanced
shoe for cable-free operation.
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DM-100 Directional Stereo Microphone
This highly sensitive, super-directional
microphone attaches to the camcorder’s
mini advanced shoe. It can be used as
directional microphone (monaural) or
stereo microphone.
Shoulder Strap
You can attach a shoulder strap for more
security and portability.
SC-2000 Soft Carrying Case
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A handy camcorder bag with padded
compartments and plenty of space for
accessories.
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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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Product Codes
Provided Accessories
CA-570 Compact Power Adapter
BP-807 Battery Pack
WL-D88 Wireless Controller
CTC-100 Component Cable
STV-250N Stereo Video Cable
IFC-400PCU USB Cable
Optional Accessories
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BP-808 Battery Pack
BP-819 Battery Pack
BP-827 Battery Pack
CG-800 Battery Charger
TL-H37 Tele-converter
WD-H37 II Wide-converter
FS-H37U Filter Set
HTC-100 HDMI Cable
SS-650 Shoulder Strap
SS-600 Shoulder Strap
WS-20 Wrist Strap
SC-2000 Soft Carrying Case
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8468A002AA
D85-1792-000
D83-0770-000
1719B001AA
3067A002AA (D82-0590-002)
9370A001AA
3185B002AA
2589B002AA
3185B002AA
2590B002AA
8835A001AA
3187B001AA
8837A001AA
2384B001AA
3123A001AA
3122A001AA
3118A002AA (D81-0190-202)
9389A001AA
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Specifications
HG21/HG20
System
Recording System
Movies:
AVCHD
Video compression: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264; Audio compression: Dolby Digital 2ch
DCF (Design rule for camera system), compatible with Exif1
Ver. 2.2 and with DPOF
Image compression: JPEG (Super Fine, Fine, Normal)
MXP, FXP mode: 1920 x 1080 pixels
Other recording modes: 1440 x 1080 pixels
mode: 2048 x 1536, 1920 x 1080, 1440 x 1080, 640 x 480 pixels
Simultaneous recording: 1920 x 1080, 848 x 480 pixels
1080/60i2
Built-in hard disk:
120 GB,
60 GB
SD or SDHC memory card (not included)
Built-in hard disk:
MXP mode: 11 hr. 5 min. FXP mode: 15 hr. 45 min. XP+ mode: 21 hr. 40 min.
SP mode: 36 hr.
LP mode: 45 hr. 55 min.
Built-in hard disk:
MXP mode: 5 hr. 30 min. FXP mode: 7 hr. 50 min. XP+ mode: 10 hr. 50 min.
SP mode: 18 hr.
LP mode: 22 hr. 55 min.
32 GB memory card:
MXP mode: 2 hr. 55 min. FXP mode: 4 hr. 10 min. XP+ mode: 5 hr. 45 min.
SP mode: 9 hr. 35 min. LP mode: 12 hr. 15 min.
1/3.2-inch CMOS, approx. 3,310,000 pixels
Effective pixels:
Movies:
approx. 2,070,000
Photos (LW):
approx. 2,070,000
Photos (L, M, S):
approx. 2,760,000
2.7 in., wide, TFT color, approx. 211,000 dots
0.27 in., wide, TFT color, approx. 123,000 dots
Stereo electret condenser microphone
f=4.8-57.6 mm, F/1.8-3.0, 12x optical zoom
35 mm equivalent:
Movies:
42.9 – 514.8 mm
Photos (LW):
42.9 – 514.8 mm
Photos (L, M, S):
39.3 – 471.6 mm
11 elements in 9 groups (2 aspheric elements)
Autofocus (TTL + external distance sensor when set to [Instant AF]) or Manual focus
37 mm
1 m (3.3 ft.); 1 cm (0.39 in.) at full wide angle
Auto white balance, custom white balance and preset white balance settings:
Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H
0.2 lx ([Night] recording program, Shutter speed at 1/2)
3 lx ([Programmed AE], Auto slow shutter [On], Shutter speed at 1/30)
More than 100 lx
Optical-Shift Image Stabilizer
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Photos:
Size of Video Recordings
Size of Photos
Television System
Recording Media
Maximum Recording Time
(approximate figures)
Image Sensor
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LCD Screen
Viewfinder
Microphone
Lens
Lens Configuration
AF System
Filter Diameter
Minimum Focusing Distance
White Balance
Minimum Illumination
Recommended Illumination
Image Stabilization
1
2
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 Print-compliant printer, the camcorder’s image data at the time of shooting is used
and optimized, yielding extremely high quality prints.
Recordings made with the [PF24], [PF30] frame rate are converted and recorded on the hard disk/memory card as 60i.
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Terminals
AV OUT/
Terminal
USB Terminal
COMPONENT OUT Terminal
(Proprietary mini-D terminal)
HDMI OUT Terminal
MIC Terminal
Power/Others
Power supply (rated)
Power consumption
(SP mode, AF on)
Operating temperature
Dimensions [W x H x D]
(excluding the grip belt)
Weight (camcorder body only)
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∅ 3.5 mm minijack; Output only (dual purpose terminal also for headphones stereo output)
Video:
1 Vp-p / 75 ohms unbalanced
Audio: –10 dBV (47 kohm load) / 3 kohm or less
mini-B, USB 2.0 (Hi-Speed USB)
Luminance (Y): 1 Vp-p / 75 ohms; Chrominance (PB/PR (CB/CR)): ±350 mV
1080i (D3) / 480i (D1) compatible; Output only
HDMI mini connector; Output only; compatible with HDMI-CEC
∅ 3.5 mm stereo minijack
–57 dBV (with 600 ohm microphone) / 5 kohms or more
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7.4 V DC (battery pack), 8.4 V DC (compact power adapter)
3.8 W (LCD screen, normal brightness, recording on the hard disk)
3.7 W (LCD screen, normal brightness, recording on a memory card)
3.7 W (viewfinder, normal brightness, recording on the hard disk)
3.5 W (viewfinder, normal brightness, recording on a memory card)
0 – 40 °C (32 – 104 °F)
80 x 77 x 139 mm (3.1 x 3.0 x 5.5 in.)
80 x 77 x 138 mm (3.1 x 3.0 x 5.4 in.)
490g (1.1 lb.)
465g (1.0 lb.)
CA-570 Compact Power Adapter
Power supply
Rated output / consumption
Operating temperature
Dimensions
Weight
100 – 240 V AC, 50/60 Hz
8.4 V DC, 1.5 A / 29 VA (100 V) – 39 VA (240 V)
0 – 40 °C (32 – 104 °F)
52 x 29 x 90 mm (2.1 x 1.1 x 3.5 in.)
135 g (4.8 oz.)
BP-807 Battery Pack
Battery type
Rated voltage
Operating temperature
Battery capacity
Dimensions
Weight
Rechargeable lithium ion battery, compatible with Intelligent System
7.4 V DC
0 – 40 °C (32 – 104 °F)
890 mAh
30.7 x 35.2 x 40.2 mm (1.2 x 1.4 x 1.6 in.)
49 g (1.7 oz)
Weight and dimensions are approximate. Errors and omissions excepted.
The information in this manual is verified as of June 2008. Subject to change without notice.
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Additional Information
Copying
Movies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60
Photos . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70
Index
24F progressive frame rate . . . . . . . 22, 92
24p Cinema Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47
A
Abroad, using the camcorder . . . . . . . 121
Aperture (f number) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46
Aspect ratio of a connected TV
(TV type) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 97
Audio recording level . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53
Auto exposure bracketing . . . . . . . . . . . 67
Auto slow shutter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 94
Autofocus (AF)
AF frame
(9-point AiAF/Center point) . . . . . 94
Instant AF/Normal AF . . . . . . . . . . . 94
Av (recording program) . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46
AV OUT/
terminal . . . . . . . . . . . . 54, 78
AVCHD specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
B
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D
Data code . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53, 95
Date and time . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
Date format . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 99
Daylight saving time . . . . . . . . . . . 31
Time zone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
Deleting
Movies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37, 44, 59
Photos . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63, 65
Digital effects . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52
Direct print . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72
Direct transfer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 86
Dividing scenes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57
Drive mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67
Drop sensor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 99
DVD authoring . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82
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Backing up recordings . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82
Backlight correction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49
Battery pack
Battery information . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Charging . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Remaining charge indicator . . . . . . 22
Beach (recording program) . . . . . . . . . . 45
Built-in backup battery . . . . . . . . . . . . 119
C
Calendar display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41
Capturing photos from video . . . . . . . . 69
Cine Mode (recording program) . . . . . . 47
COMPONENT OUT terminal . . . . . . . . . 79
Condensation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 121
Connections to external devices . . . . . 79
Continuous shooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67
E
EASY mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
Error messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 107
Exposure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48
F
Fireworks (recording program) . . . . . . . 45
Flash . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66
Flexible recording . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
Focus
Assist functions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49
Focus priority . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 94
Manual . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49
Frame rate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47, 92
FUNC. menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28, 90
H
Hard disk precautions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
HDMI OUT terminal . . . . . . . . . . . . 79, 81
HDMI-CEC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 98
Headphones . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54
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Histogram . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .67
I
Image effects . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .51
Image stabilizer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .94
Index screen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .38, 39, 64
Initialization (hard disk/memory card) . .33
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Joystick . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .28
Joystick guide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .28
Q
Quick Start function . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37
L
Language . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .30
LCD screen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .26
Light metering mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .69
M
Magnifying photos . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .65
Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .120
Manual exposure adjustment . . . . . . . .48
Markers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .93
Memory card . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .118
MIC terminal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .56
Microphone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .56
Microphone attenuator . . . . . . . . . . . . .95
Mini advanced shoe . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .55
N
Playback
Movies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38
Photos . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63
Playlist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58
Portrait (recording program) . . . . . . . . . 45
Power save . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
Print order . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76
Print/share button . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73, 87
Printing photos . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72
Protecting photos . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70
C
Night (recording program) . . . . . . . . . . .45
Notification sounds . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .98
O
Onscreen display selection . . . . . . . . . .53
Original recordings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .58
P
P (recording program) . . . . . . . . . . . . . .46
Photo numbers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .98
Photo quality . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .62
Photo size . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .62
R
Recording
Movies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
Photos . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61
Recording mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
Recording programs . . . . . . . . . . . . 45, 46
Recording time . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
Remote sensor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
RESET . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 104
Reviewing
Movies (Record review) . . . . . . . . . 37
Photos . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 93
S
Screen icons . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
SD/SDHC memory card . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
Searching scenes by date . . . . . . . . . . 41
Selecting recordings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43
Selecting the media
for playback . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40
for recording . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
Self timer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48
Serial number . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Setup menus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29, 92
Shutter speed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46
Simultaneous recording . . . . . . . . . . . . 68
Slideshow . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63
Snow (recording program) . . . . . . . . . . 45
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Special Scene
(recording programs) . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45
Sports (recording program) . . . . . . . . . . 45
Spotlight (recording program) . . . . . . . . 45
Sunset (recording program) . . . . . . . . . 45
T
Telephoto . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
Timeline . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42
Transfer order . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89
Transferring to a computer
Movies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82
Photos . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 86
Tripod . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 117
Troubleshooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 101
Tv (recording program) . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46
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U
USB terminal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78
V
Viewfinder* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
Volume . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39, 97
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White balance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50
Wide angle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
Wind screen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 94, 95
Wireless controller . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
Z
Zoom . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
Digital zoom . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 93
Zoom speed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36, 93
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THE UNITED STATES
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Equipment (the “Equipment”) purchased in the United States. This limited warranty is only effective upon presentation of your Bill of Sale
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The Equipment is warranted under normal, non-commercial, personal use, against defective materials or workmanship as follows:
Parts: Defective parts will be exchanged for new parts or comparable rebuilt parts for a period of ONE YEAR from the date of original
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The Equipment is warranted under normal, non-commercial, personal use, against defective materials or workmanship as follows:
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TO OBTAIN WARRANTY SERVICE
Ship your Equipment in its original carton, box or equivalent, properly packed, fully insured with shipping charges prepaid, together with a copy of
your bill of sale or other proof of purchase and a description of the problem to any of the Canon Service Facilities in Canada.
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LIMITATIONS
Except as otherwise required by applicable legislation, this warranty is in lieu of all other warranties, conditions, guarantees or representations,
express or implied, statutory or otherwise, relative to the Equipment, including implied warranties or conditions of merchantability or fitness for a
particular purpose.
Canon Canada assumes no liability for special, consequential or incidental damages, loss or corruption of data including, without limitation, data
stored on the hard disk drive of the Equipment or loss that may arise, whether on account of negligence or otherwise, from the use, misuse or inability
to use the Equipment (including loss of profit, revenue, media or enjoyment) or from failure to conform to any express or implied warranties,
conditions, guarantees or representations. Any recovery under this limited warranty shall not exceed the purchase price of the equipment. Canon
Canada does not assume or authorize any other person to assume for Canon Canada any other liability with respect to this equipment.
This warranty does not extend to any person other than the original purchaser of the Equipment or the person for whom it was purchased as a gift and
states your exclusive remedy.
NOTICE TO CONSUMER
If you plan to take important videos or if the product has not been used for some time, please check all functions with the instruction book before
using it.
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❖ If you have any questions, call the Canon U.S.A. Information
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For support concerning Pixela ImageMixer 3 SE, please call Pixela customer
support (details in the PIXELA ImageMixer 3 SE Installation Guide).
Pour le support technique concernant Pixela ImageMixer 3 SE, veuillez appeler le
service clientèle de Pixela (les détails se trouvent dans le Guide d'installation
PIXELA ImageMixer 3 SE).
Para soporte relacionado con Pixela ImageMixer 3 SE, llame al centro de
atencion al cliente de Pixela (vea los detalles en la Guía de instalación PIXELA
ImageMixer 3 SE).
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