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Introduction
Important Usage Instructions
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 HF21 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:
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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.
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.
WARNING:
To reduce the risk of electric shock, do not expose this product to dripping or splashing.
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The Mains plug is used as the disconnect device. The Mains plug shall remain readily operable
to disconnect the plug in case of an accident.
CAUTION:
• Danger of explosion if the wrong type of batteries are attached. Use only the same type of
batteries.
• Do not expose batteries or product to excessive heat such as the inside of a car under
direct sunlight, fire, etc.
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.
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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 HF21 A and all its accessories.
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Read these instructions.
Keep these instructions.
Heed all warnings.
Follow all instructions.
Do not use this apparatus near water.
Clean only with dry cloth.
Do not install near any heat sources such as radiators, heat registers, stoves, or other
apparatus (including amplifiers) that produce heat.
Do not defeat the safety purpose of the polarized or grounding-type plug. A polarized plug
has two blades with one wider than the other. A grounding type plug has two blades and a
third grounding prong. The wide blade or the third prong are provided for your safety. If the
provided plug does not fit into your outlet, consult an electrician for replacement of the
obsolete outlet.
Protect the power cord from being walked on or pinched particularly at plugs, convenience
receptacles, and the point where they exit from the apparatus.
Only use attachments/accessories specified by the manufacturer.
Unplug this apparatus during lightning storms or when unused for long periods of time.
Refer all servicing to qualified service personnel. Servicing is required when the apparatus
has been damaged in any way, such as power-supply cord or plug is damaged, liquid has
been spilled or objects have fallen into the apparatus, the apparatus has been exposed to
rain or moisture, does not operate normally, or has been dropped.
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.
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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). 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
Fig. 1 EXAMPLE OF ANTENNA GROUNDING AS PER NATIONAL
outside antenna is connected to the
ELECTRICAL CODE
product, be sure the antenna is
grounded so as to provide some
ANTENNA LEAD
protection against voltage surges
IN WIRE
and built-up static charges. Section
810 of the National Electrical Code,
GROUND
ANTENNA DISCHARGE UNIT
CLAMP
ANSI / NFPA No. 70—1984,
(NEC SECTION 810-20)
provides information with respect to
ELECTRIC
GROUNDING CONDUCTORS
proper grounding of the mast and
SERVICE
(NEC SECTION 810-21)
supporting structure, grounding of
EQUIPMENT
the lead-in wire to an antenna
GROUND CLAMPS
discharge unit, size of grounding
POWER SERVICE GROUNDING
conductors, location of antenna
ELECTRODE SYSTEM
NEC - NATIONAL
(NEC ART 250. PART H)
ELECTRICAL CODE
discharge unit, connection to
grounding electrodes, and
requirements for the grounding electrode. See figure 1.
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 powerline surges.
Overloading — Do not overload wall outlets and extension cords as this can result in a risk of
fire or electric shock.
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.
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.
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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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.
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.
Heat — The product should be situated away from heat sources such as radiators, heat
registers, stoves, or other products (including amplifiers) that produce heat.
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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 USA 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.
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 HF21 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.
• x.v.Color and the x.v.Color logo are trademarks.
• 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 Panasonic Corporation
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 noncommercial 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.
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).
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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 recorded at 1,440 x 1,080
pixels.
What are the advantages of flash memory?
Your videos and photos are recorded in the built-in memory or on
commercially available SD/SDHC memory cards2 using AVCHD
specifications3. Recording on flash memory means that there are no moving
parts in the recorder unit of the camcorder. To you, it means a camcorder
that is smaller, lighter and faster. In fact, using the Quick Start function
(
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approximately one second.
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Any New Functions?
Pre-recording
When pre-recording (
71) is activated, the camcorder
starts recording video continuously into a temporary 3-second memory.
When you press the START/STOP button, the scene recorded will have
started 3 seconds before you started shooting. This is especially useful
when it is difficult to predict when to start recording.
Face Detection With face detection ( 75), have the camcorder
automatically detect people's faces and use this information to adjust the
focus and set the best exposure for beautiful videos and photos.
Video Snapshot Discover a fun, new way to play back video. Shoot or
capture (
67) short scenes about 4 seconds in length and arrange them
into a video clip set to your favorite background music.
Cinema Mode
Give your recordings a cinematic look by using the
[
Cine Mode] recording program (
66) with the 24 fps progressive
frame rate.
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For details about memory cards that can be used with this camcorder refer to
Using a Memory Card (
41).
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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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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 (
124). 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 (
126) on the DVD Burner itself or on
AVCHD-compatible DVD players or Blu-ray Disc players5.
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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 software on the supplied Video Tools
CD-ROM to back up such scenes.
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Table of contents
„ Introduction
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Enjoying High-Definition Video with your Camcorder
About this Manual
Getting to Know the Camcorder
Supplied Accessories and CD-ROMs
Names of Parts
Screen Displays
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„ Preparations
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Getting Started
Charging the Battery Pack
Preparing the Wireless Controller and Accessories
Adjusting the Position and Brightness of the LCD
Screen
Basic Operation of the Camcorder
Operating Modes
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 Memory for the Recordings
Initializing the Built-in Memory or Memory Card
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„ Video
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Basic Recording
Shooting Video
Selecting the Video Quality (Recording Mode)
Zooming
Quick Start Function
Basic Playback
Playing Back the Video
Selecting what Recordings to Play Back
Searching for Scenes
Selecting the Playback Starting Point
Pre-selecting Recordings from the Index Screen
Deleting Scenes
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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
Mini Video Light
Video Snapshot
Pre-recording Function
Self Timer
Manual Exposure Adjustment and Automatic Backlight
Correction
Manual Focus Adjustment
Face Detection
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 Zoom Remote Controller
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Playlist and Scene Operations
Dividing Scenes
Editing the Playlist: Adding, Deleting, Moving and
Playing Back
Copying Scenes
„ Photos
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Basic Recording
Taking Photos
Selecting Photo Size and Quality
Deleting a Photo Right After Recording It
Basic Playback
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Viewing Photos
Deleting Photos
Magnifying Photos during Playback
101 Additional Functions
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Flash
Drive Mode: Continuous Shooting and Exposure
Bracketing
Taking Photos while Recording Movies (Simultaneous
Recording)
Light Metering Mode
Slideshow
Rotating Photos
Histogram Display
Capturing Photos from a Movie
Protecting Photos
Copying Photos
112 Printing Photos
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Printing Photos (Direct Print)
Selecting the Print Settings
Trimming Settings
Print Orders
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„ External Connections
120 Terminals on the Camcorder
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Connection Diagrams
Playback on a TV Screen
125 Saving Your Recordings
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Saving 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
137 Appendix: Menu Options Lists
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FUNC. Menu
Setup Menus
152 Trouble?
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Troubleshooting
List of Messages
168 Do’s and Don’ts
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Handling Precautions
Maintenance/Others
Using the Camcorder Abroad
175 General Information
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Accessories
Optional Accessories
Product Codes
Specifications
Index
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About this Manual
Thank you for purchasing the Canon VIXIA HF21. 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 (
152).
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.
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POINTS TO CHECK: Restrictions or requirements regarding the
function described.
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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,
DVSD
included as a 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.
• The following terms are used in this manual:
When not specified as “memory card” or “built-in memory”, the term
“memory” by itself refers to both.
“Scene” refers to one movie unit from the point you press the
START/STOP button to start recording until you press again to pause
the recording.
• The photos included in this manual are simulated pictures taken with
a still camera.
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Selecting the Video Quality (Recording Mode)
The camcorder offers 5 recording modes. Changing the recording
mode will change the recording time available on the memory. Select
MXP or FXP mode for better movie quality; select LP mode for longer
recording times. The following table gives approximate recording
times.
Operating modes:
Brackets [ ] are used to refer to
menu options as they are
displayed on screen.
FUNC.
[
Standard Play 7 Mbps]
Desired recording mode
FUNC.
NOTES
The names of most buttons and
switches are indicated within a
“button” frame.
For example FUNC. .
• AVCHD discs containing scenes recorded in MXP mode cannot be created with the optional DW-100 DVD Burner. Use the software on the
supplied Video Tools CD-ROM 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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The
arrow is used to abbreviate menu selections. For a detailed
explanation on how to use the menus, refer to Using the Menus
(
36). For a concise summary of all available menu options and
settings, refer to the appendix Menu Options Lists (
137).
indicates that a function is available in the operating mode indicated and
indicates that the function is not available. For a detailed explanation
refer to Operating Modes (
34).
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Getting to Know the Camcorder
Supplied Accessories and CD-ROMs
The following accessories are supplied with the camcorder:
XCA-570 Compact Power Adapter
(incl. power cord)
BP-809 Battery PackW
XWL-D88 Wireless Controller
(incl. CR2025 lithium button battery)
STV-250N Stereo Video CableW
Yellow • Red • White plugs
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XCTC-100/S Component Cable
Red • Green • Blue plugs
IFC-400PCU USB CableW
XWS-30 Wrist Strap
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The following CD-ROMs and software are supplied with the camcorder:
• PIXELA Application - Disc 1 CD-ROM* and ‘PIXELA ImageMixer 3 SE’
Installation Guide
- ImageMixer 3 SE Transfer Utility – Software for saving and transferring
movies.
- Music Transfer Utility – Software for transferring to the camcorder
music data for video snapshot playback.
• PIXELA Application - Disc 2 CD-ROM*
- ImageMixer 3 SE Video Tools – Software for managing, editing, and
playing back movies.
• DIGITAL VIDEO Solution Disk CD-ROM* and Installation Guide – Software for saving, managing, and printing photos.
• Music Data CD-ROM – Contains music files that can be used as background music during playback.
The music files on this CD-ROM are for exclusive use with the supplied
PIXELA applications, Music Transfer Utility and ImageMixer 3 SE Video
Tools. For more details, refer to the ‘Music Transfer Utility Software
Guide’ and ‘ImageMixer 3 SE Software Guide’ on the PIXELA Application - Disc 1 CD-ROM.
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* The CD-ROM includes the instruction manual of the software (on PDF file).
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Names of Parts
Left side view
Right side view
Front view
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RESET button (
155)
VIDEO SNAP (video snapshot) button
(
67)/
(print/share) button
(
113, 133)
DISP. (on-screen display) button
(
80)/
BATT. INFO button (
26)
Speaker (
50)
Memory card slot cover
Memory card slot (
42)
AV OUT terminal (
120, 122)/
(headphones) terminal (
82)
Camera mode dial (
34)
Strap mount (
30)
USB terminal (
120, 123)
HDMI OUT terminal (
120, 121)
Grip belt (
30)
Instant AF sensor (
142)
Stereo microphone (
81)
Mini video light (
66)
Flash (
101)
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Top view
LCD panel
Back view
Mini advanced shoe (
84)
PHOTO button (
94)
Zoom lever (
47)
ON/OFF (CHG) (charge) indicator:
Green – ON
Orange – Standby (
48)
Red – Charging (
27)
POWER button
Remote sensor (
29)
LCD screen (
31)
Joystick (
36)
FUNC. button (
37, 137)
/ (play/pause) button (
50)/
START/STOP button (
45)
(stop) button (
50)/
Zoom out W (wide-angle) button
(
47)
PLAYLIST button (
88)/
Zoom in T (telephoto) button (
47)
(camera/play) button (
35)
MIC terminal (
85)
COMPONENT OUT terminal
(
120, 122)
ACCESS indicator (
45, 94)
Battery attachment unit (
27)
START/STOP button (
45)
DC IN terminal (
27)
Serial number
The serial number label is located in
the battery attachment unit. Remove
the battery pack to find it.
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Bottom view
BATTERY RELEASE switch (
Tripod socket (
168)
28)
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Wireless Controller WL-D88
START/STOP button (
45)
FUNC. button (
37, 137)
MENU button (
37, 140)
PLAYLIST button (
88)
Navigation buttons ( / / / )
(frame reverse) button (
51)
(fast reverse) button (
51)
(play) button (
50)
(pause) button (
50)
(stop) button (
50)
PHOTO button (
94)
Zoom buttons (
47)
SET button
(frame advance) button (
51)
(fast forward) button (
51)
DISP. (on-screen display) button
(
80)
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Screen Displays
Recording Movies
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Operating mode (
34)
Recording program (
61, 64, 66)
White balance (
76)
Image effect (
77)
Digital effect (
79)
Recording mode (
46)
Photo quality/size
(simultaneous recording) (
104)
Remote sensor off (
148)
Microphone attenuator (
143)
Pre-recording (
71)
Memory operation (
26)
Instant AF (
142),
MF Manual focus (
74)
Remaining battery time (
26)
While recording/during playback:
Scene counter (hours : minutes :
seconds)
In record pause mode: Total number of
scenes
Remaining recording time
On the memory card
In the built-in memory
Image stabilizer (
142)
24F progressive frame rate
(
26, 66)
Face detection (
75)
Wind screen off (
143)
140)
x.v.ColorTM (
Audio level indicator (
81)
Mini advanced shoe (
84)
Headphone output (
82)
Level marker (
144)
Backlight correction (
73)
Mini video light (
66)
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Recording Photos
Zoom (
47),
Exposure
(
72)
Light metering mode (
105)
Drive mode (
103)
Photo quality/size (
95)
Self timer (
71)
Number of available photos
On the memory card
In the built-in memory
Camcorder shake warning (
AF frame (
142)
Focus and exposure lock (
Flash (
101)
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Playing Movies (During Playback)
Data code (
80, 145)
Scene number
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Joystick guide (
36)
143)
94)
Viewing Photos
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Histogram (
107)
Current photo / Total number of
photos
Photo number (
149)
Protected photo mark (
108)
Date and time of recording
Manual focus (
74)
File size
Manual exposure (
72)
Photo size (
95)
Aperture value (
64)
Shutter speed (
64)
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Memory operation
Record,
Record pause,
Playback,
Fast reverse playback,
Slow playback,
Frame advance,
Frame reverse.
Playback pause,
Fast playback,
Slow reverse playback,
Remaining battery time
• The first time you use a battery pack, fully charge it and then use the camcorder until
the battery pack is completely exhausted. Doing so will ensure that the remaining
recording time will be displayed accurately.
• The icon shows a rough estimate
100%
75%
50%
25%
0%
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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Remaining recording time
When there is no more free space on the memory, “
End” (built-in memory) or
“
End” (memory card) will be displayed and the recording will stop.
24F progressive frame rate
Select the 24F progressive frame rate (
66) to give your recordings a cinematic look.
You can combine this frame rate with the [
Cine Mode] recording program to
enhance the effect.
Number of available photos
in red: There is no memory card in the camcorder.
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.
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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.
Getting Started
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
fully charged battery pack, refer to the tables on pages 177-178.
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1 Connect the power cord to the
compact power adapter.
2 Plug the power cord into a power outlet.
3 Connect the compact power
adapter to the camcorder’s 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.
• If the camcorder was on, the green
ON/OFF (CHG) indicator will go out
when you turn off the camcorder.
After a moment, the ON/OFF (CHG)
indicator will start flashing in red
(battery pack charging). The red ON/
OFF (CHG) indicator will go out when
the battery pack is fully charged.
DC IN
terminal
ON/OFF (CHG) (charge) indicator
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• If the indicator flashes quickly, refer to Troubleshooting (
152).
To remove the battery pack
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.
BATTERY RELEASE switch
IMPORTANT
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• Turn off the camcorder before connecting or disconnecting the compact power adapter. After pressing POWER to turn off the camcorder,
important data is updated in the memory. Be sure to wait until the green
ON/OFF (CHG) indicator goes out.
• 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 on aircraft and
ships, DC-AC inverters, etc.
NOTES
• 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.
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• 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 the product is recyclable. Please call
1-800-8-BATTERY for information on how to recycle this
battery.
Preparing the Wireless Controller and Accessories
First, insert the supplied CR2025 lithium button battery into the wireless controller.
1 Press the tab in the direction of the
arrow and pull out the battery
holder.
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2 Place the lithium button battery with
the + side facing up.
3 Insert the battery holder.
Tab
To use the wireless controller
Point the wireless controller at the camcorder’s remote sensor when
you press the buttons.
You can rotate the LCD panel 180 degrees to use the wireless controller
from the front of the camcorder.
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NOTES
• The wireless controller may not work properly when the remote sensor
is situated under strong light sources or direct sunlight.
• If the wireless controller does not work, check that
[Wireless
Remote Control] is not set to [
Off
]. Otherwise, replace the
battery.
Accessories
Fasten the grip belt.
Adjust the grip belt so that you can reach
the zoom lever with your index finger, and
the START/STOP button with your thumb.
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To remove the grip belt
1 Lift the padded handgrip's flap and detach the strap from the
Velcro pad.
2 Pull the strap to remove it first from the front bracket on the
camcorder, then to unthread it from the handgrip and finally to
remove it from the rear bracket on the camcorder.
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To attach the wrist strap
Pass the attaching end of the wrist
strap through the back bracket on the
camcorder, thread the wrist strap
through the loop and fasten.
You can also attach the wrist strap to the
strap mount on the grip belt to use both
for extra convenience and protection.
To attach a shoulder strap
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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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:
- 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.
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180°
180°
90°
Subject can monitor the LCD screen
NOTES
• About the LCD screen: The screen is 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.
LCD Backlight
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When recording in bright places it may be difficult to use the LCD
screen. Turn on the LCD backlight to make it brighter.
With the camcorder on, hold DISP. pressed down for more than 2
seconds.
• Repeat this action to switch the LCD backlight between off (normal) and
on (bright).
• If
[LCD Screen Dimmer] is set to [
On], pressing DISP. for
more than 2 seconds will turn off the screen dimmer and return the LCD
screen to its previous brightness setting.
NOTES
• The LCD backlight does not affect the brightness of the recordings.
• Using the bright setting will shorten the effective usage time of the battery pack.
• You can further adjust the brightness of the LCD screen with the
[LCD Brightness] setting, or dim it with the
[LCD Screen Dim-
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mer] setting to use in places where the light from the LCD screen can
be a nuisance.
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Basic Operation of the Camcorder
Operating Modes
Recording
When recording video or photos, the camcorder’s
operating mode is determined by the position of the
camera mode dial.
Operating
mode
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Camera mode
dial
Onscreen icon
Operation
Easy recording of movies and
photos (
45, 94).
Dual Shot Record video and take photos easily, letting the camcorder take care of all the
settings – Great for beginners or if you just prefer not to bother with detailed camcorder
settings.
Recording movies (
45).
Recording photos (
94).
Flexible recording Use one of the dedicated recording modes to enjoy full access to the
menus and advanced functions and change the camcorder’s settings to your preference.
NOTES
• Only the following buttons/functions are available in
- START/STOP for recording movies.
- PHOTO for recording photos.
- Zoom lever and zoom buttons on the LCD panel.
- Quick Start (
48).
- VIDEO SNAP for video snapshot (
67).
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mode.
• In
mode, menus cannot be accessed but the following settings
can be changed in advance, before setting the camera mode dial to
.
- Recording mode of movies
- Size/quality of photos
- Your selection of recording media for movies/photos
- Auto slow shutter
- Backlight correction
- All settings under the setup menu’s
,
and
tabs.
• Even in one of the flexible recording modes (
or
), the camcorder can help you with the settings. For example, you can use the
Special Scene recording programs (
61) to set at once all the optimal
settings to match special recording conditions.
Playback
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For playback, the camcorder’s operating mode is
determined by the position of the camera mode dial
and the
(camera/play) button. Press
to
switch between camera (recording) mode and playback mode.
Operating
mode
Onscreen
icon
Camera mode
dial
or
Operation
Press
Playing back movies
(index screen) (
50).
Viewing photos (single
photo view) (
97).
NOTES
• When switching to a playback mode, the memory selected for playback
will be the same currently used for recording.
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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.
Press the joystick itself (
) to save
the settings or confirm an action. On
menu screens, this is indicated by the
icon
.
If the joystick guide does not appear on the screen, press
or push
the joystick (
,
) to display it. The functions that appear depend
on the operating mode.
•
,
or
mode: Select (
) a function and press
to
change the setting. With some functions, you will need to make
further adjustments (
).
•
mode: First, select (
) a “row” of functions; then, press
to
operate the function in the middle or push the joystick ( or ) to
operate the function on the left or right, respectively.
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The joystick guide will minimize after 2 seconds. When the joystick
guide is minimized, you can still adjust or turn on/off the selected function; you can also maximize ( ) the joystick guide to select another
function or hide ( ) it altogether.
Using the Menus
Many of the camcorder’s functions can
be adjusted from the menus that open
after pressing FUNC. . In
mode,
menus cannot be accessed and, except
in a few cases, most menu settings will
return to their default values.
For details about the available menu
options and settings, refer to the appendix Menu Options Lists (
137).
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Selecting an Option from the FUNC. Menu
The following is an example of selecting a FUNC. menu option in
mode (the operation is similar in
mode). In playback modes, the
operation varies depending on the function selected so refer to the relevant chapter as necessary.
1 Press FUNC. .
2 Select (
) the icon of the function
you want to change from the left
side column.
Menu items not available will appear
grayed out.
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.).
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4 Press FUNC. to save the settings and close the menu.
You can press FUNC. to close the menu at any time.
Selecting an Option from the Setup Menus
1 Press FUNC. .
2 Select (
,
)[
Menu] 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.
3 Select (
) the tab of the desired menu.
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.
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• Move (
) the orange selection bar to the tabs at the top of the
screen to select a different menu (step 3).
5 Select (
setting.
,
) the desired option and press
to save the
6 Press FUNC. .
You can press FUNC. to close the menu at any time.
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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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.
When the [Date/Time] screen appears,
the year will be selected.
1 Change (
) the year and move ( ) to the month.
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2 Change the rest of the fields (month, day, hour and minutes) in the
same way.
3 Select ( ) [OK] and press
setup screen.
NOTES
to start the clock and close the
• 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 (
171) and set the time zone, date and time again.
• 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, 2009 12:00 AM]). You can
change the date format and the clock format (12/24 hours) with the
[Date Format] setting.
• You can also change the date and time later on (not during the initial
setup). Open the [Date/Time] screen from the setup menus:
FUNC.
[
Menu]
[Date/Time]
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Changing the Language
The default language of the camcorder
is English. You can set it to one of 22
other languages.
Operating modes:
FUNC.
[
Menu]
Desired language
NOTES
[Language
]
FUNC.
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• 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.
Changing the Time Zone
Change the time zone to match your location. The default setting is
New York.
Operating modes:
To set the home time zone
FUNC.
[
Menu]
Your local time zone**
[Time Zone/DST]
*
FUNC.
* When you travel, select the
icon and select the time zone that matches the
local time at your destination.
** To adjust for daylight saving time, select the area name marked with a
.
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Using a Memory Card
Memory Cards Compatible for Use with the Camcorder
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 below.
As of April 2009, 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 6.
Memory card
SD
memory cards
Capacity
SD Speed Class
Recording movies
64 MB or less
–
–
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–
128 MB or more
1,2
1
or
SDHC
memory cards
1
Over 2 GB
1
or
Movies cannot be recorded when the recording mode is set to MXP (24 Mbps) or
FXP (17 Mbps).
2
Depending on the memory card used, it may not be possible to record movies.
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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Inserting and Removing a Memory Card
Make sure to initialize (
43) all memory cards before using them with
this camcorder.
1 Turn off the camcorder.
Make sure the ON/OFF (CHG) indicator
is off.
2 Open the memory card slot cover.
3 Insert the memory card straight,
with the label facing up, all the way
into the memory card slot until it
clicks.
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4 Close the memory card slot cover.
Do not force the cover closed if the
memory card is not correctly inserted.
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. Be sure to insert the memory card as
described in step 3.
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.
Selecting the Memory for the Recordings
You can select to record your movies and photos in the built-in memory or on a memory card. The built-in memory is the default memory
for recording both.
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Operating modes:
FUNC.
[
Menu]
or
[Rec Media for Movies] or [Rec Media for Photos]
FUNC.
Select the built-in memory or memory card*
* When selecting the memory, you can check the total, used and approximate available recording time/number of photos (estimated based on the recording mode
(movies) or photo size/quality (photos) currently in use).
Initializing the Built-in Memory 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 built-in memory
to permanently delete all the recordings it contains.
At the time of purchase, the built-in memory comes pre-initialized and
contains music files for use as background music during playback.
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Operating modes:
Options
[Quick Initialization]
Clears the file allocation table but does not
physically erase the stored data.
[Complete Initialization]
FUNC.
Erases all data completely.
[
Menu]
[Initialize
/
]
[Built-in Mem.] or [Mem. Card]
Initialization method
FUNC.
[Yes]*
[OK]
* Press
to cancel the complete initialization while it is in progress. All recordings
will be erased and the memory can be used without any problem.
IMPORTANT
• Initializing the memory will permanently erase all recordings. Lost original recordings cannot be recovered. Make sure you save important
recordings in advance using an external device (
125).
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• When the memory is initialized, music files will be erased as well. Use
the supplied software Music Transfer Utility to transfer music files from
the supplied Music Data CD-ROM to the camcorder. For details, refer
to the ‘Music Transfer Utility Software Guide’ (PDF file).
• The Music Data CD-ROM includes also extra music tracks that were
not pre-installed in the built-in memory.
• Power the camcorder using the compact power adapter before initializing the memory. While the initialization is in progress, do not disconnect
the power source or turn off the camcorder.
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Video
This chapter covers functions related to shooting movies,
including recording, playback, advanced functions and playlist
and scene operations.
Basic Recording
Shooting Video
Operating modes:
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1 Set the camera mode dial to
.
or
2 Turn on the camcorder.
By default, movies are recorded in
the built-in memory. Alternatively, you
can set the memory card as the
recording media (
42).
3 Press START/STOP to begin
recording.
• Press START/STOP again to pause
the recording.
• You can also press START/STOP on the LCD panel.
When you have finished recording
1 Make sure that the ACCESS indicator is off.
2 Turn off the camcorder.
3 Close the LCD panel.
IMPORTANT
• 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 memory.
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- Do not open the memory card slot cover.
- Do not disconnect the power source or turn off the camcorder.
- Do not change the camcorder’s operating mode.
• Be sure to save your recordings regularly (
125), especially after making important recordings. Canon shall not be liable for any loss or corruption of data.
NOTES
• About the Power Save mode: If
[Power Saving Mode] is set to
[
On], the camcorder will shut off automatically to save power when
it is powered by a battery pack and is left without any operation for 5
minutes. Press POWER to turn on the camcorder.
• When recording in bright places, it may be difficult to use the LCD
screen. In such cases, you can turn on the LCD backlight (
32) or
adjust the brightness of the LCD screen with the
[LCD Brightness] setting.
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Selecting the Video Quality (Recording Mode)
The camcorder offers 5 recording modes. Changing the recording
mode will change the recording time available on the memory. Select
MXP or FXP mode for better movie quality; select LP mode for longer
recording times. The following table gives approximate recording
times.
Operating modes:
FUNC.
[
FUNC.
Standard Play 7 Mbps]
Desired recording mode
NOTES
• AVCHD discs containing scenes recorded in MXP mode cannot be created with the optional DW-100 DVD Burner. Use the software on the
supplied Video Tools CD-ROM 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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Approximate recording times
Recording mode →
MXP
1
FXP
1
Default value
XP+
SP
LP
Memory ↓
64 GB
Built-in memory2
5 hr.
55 min.
8 hr.
20 min.
11 hr.
30 min.
19 hr.
10 min.3
24 hr.
30 min.3
4 GB
Memory card
20 min.
30 min.
40 min.
1 hr.
10 min.
1 hr.
30 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
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2 hr.
55 min.
4 hr.
10 min.
5 hr.
45 min.
9 hr.
35 min.
12 hr.
15 min.
Recorded in 1,920 x 1,080 resolution. Movies recorded using other recording
modes are recorded in 1,440 x 1,080 resolution.
At the time of purchase, the built-in memory contains about 170 MB of music
files.
3
Movies can be recorded continuously for about 13 hours.
2
Zooming
Operating modes:
mode: In addition to the optical zoom, you can turn on the digital
zoom with the
[Digital Zoom] setting.
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15x Optical Zoom
Move the zoom lever toward W (wide
angle) to zoom out. Move it toward T
(telephoto) to zoom in.
By default, the zoom lever operates at a
variable speed – press gently for a slow
zoom; press harder for faster zooms.
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.).
• In
or
mode, you can also
W Zoom out
T Zoom in
set
/
[Zoom Speed] to one
of three constant speeds (3 is the
fastest, 1 the slowest).
• 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, except when pre-recording (
71) is activated.
• See Specifications (
184) for notes about this function when the
recording program is set to [ Underwater] or [
Surface].
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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 1/3 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*, allowing you to record the subject right away.
* The actual time required varies depending on the shooting conditions.
Operating modes:
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1 With the camcorder on and in a recording mode, close the LCD
panel.
A beep will sound and the green ON/OFF (CHG) indicator will change
to orange to indicate the camcorder entered standby mode.
2 When you wish to resume recording, open the LCD panel.
The ON/OFF (CHG) indicator turns back green and the camcorder is
ready to record.
IMPORTANT
• Do not disconnect the power source during standby mode (while the
ON/OFF (CHG) indicator is lit in orange).
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• The camcorder will not enter standby mode if the LCD panel is closed
while the ACCESS indicator is on or flashing or while a menu is being
displayed. The camcorder may also not enter standby mode if the LCD
panel is closed while the memory card slot cover is open or when the
battery charge is too low. Check that the ON/OFF (CHG) indicator
changes to orange.
• The camcorder will shut off if left in standby mode for 10 minutes,
regardless of the
[Power Saving Mode] setting. Press POWER 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
[Quick Start] setting.
• Changing the position of the camera mode dial while the camcorder is
in standby mode will reactivate the camcorder in the operating mode
selected.
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Basic Playback
Playing Back the Video
Operating modes:
1 Set the camera mode dial to
.
or
2 Press
.
• Even if the camcorder is off,
pressing
will turn on the
camcorder in playback mode.
• The index screen appears after a
few seconds.
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3 Move (
,
) the selection
frame to the scene you want to
play back.
When you have recorded a large number of scenes, you can display
(
) a slidebar below the scene thumbnails and browse (
) through
index pages; then, return (
) to select the desired scene.
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.
• Press
to stop the playback and return to the index screen.
Adjusting the Volume
1 During playback, open (
guide.
2 Select (
) the top row (
3 Adjust (
) the volume.
) the joystick
).
IMPORTANT
• Observe the following precautions while the ACCESS indicator is on or
flashing. Failing to do so may result in permanent data loss.
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- Do not open the memory card slot cover.
- Do not disconnect the power source or turn off the camcorder.
- Do not change the camcorder’s operating mode.
• You may not be able to play back with this camcorder movies recorded
on a memory card using another device.
NOTES
• Depending on the recording conditions, you may notice brief stops in
video or sound playback between scenes.
Special playback modes
To enter the special playback modes, use the wireless controller or the
joystick guide. There is no sound during the special playback modes.
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Fast playback
Perform the following operation during
normal playback. Repeat to increase the
playback speed to approximately 5x → 15x
→ 60x the normal speed.
Camcorder: Open ( ) the joystick guide
Select (
Push the joystick (
) toward
or
.
Wireless controller: Press
or
.
) the middle row
Slow playback
Perform the following operation during
playback pause. Repeat to increase the
playback speed 1/8 → 1/4 the normal speed.
Camcorder: Open ( ) the joystick guide
Select (
Push the joystick (
) toward
* or
.
Wireless controller: Press
or
.
) the middle row
* Slow reverse playback will look the same as continuous frame reverse.
Frame Advance/Reverse
During playback pause, 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.
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Skipping scenes
Camcorder: Open ( ) the joystick guide
Select (
) the bottom row
Push the
joystick (
) toward
* to skip to the
beginning of the current scene or
to skip to the next scene.
Wireless controller: Perform the procedure above using the wireless
controller navigation buttons.
* Push the joystick/press the button twice to skip to the beginning of the previous
scene.
Ending special playback modes
During any special playback mode, press / on the camcorder or
on the wireless controller. The camcorder will return to its initial
mode (playback or playback pause).
NOTES
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• During some special playback modes, you may notice some anomalies
(blocky video artifacts, banding, etc.) in the playback picture.
• The speed indicated on the screen is approximate.
Selecting what Recordings to Play Back
From the index screen, you can use the tabs on the top of the screen to
select whether to play back movies or photos. You can also select the
memory from which you want to play back your recordings.
Original movies
Photos
In the built-in memory
On the memory card
Operating modes:
1 In the index screen, move (
) the orange selection frame to the
tabs on the top of the screen.
2 Select (
) the tab corresponding to the recordings you want to
play back.
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3 Return (
) to the index screen to select a scene or photo.
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.
W 15 scenes/photos
T 6 scenes/photos
Searching for Scenes
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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). You can also search for scenes in which
people’s faces were detected.
Operating modes:
Selecting from the Calendar Screen
1 Open the original movies index screen.
• You can select the original movies in the built-in memory or on the
memory card.
• You can press VIDEO SNAP to open the index screen for video
snapshot scenes (
67).
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.
3 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.
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• You can select (
) the year or month field and change (
year or month to move faster between calendar months.
) the
4 Press
to return to the index screen.
The orange selection frame will appear on the first scene recorded on
the selected date.
NOTES
• You can change on what day to start the week for the calendar display.
• You can press FUNC. to return to the index screen at any time.
Selecting from the List of Recordings
1 Open the original movies index screen.
• You can select the original movies in the built-in memory or on the
memory card.
• You can press VIDEO SNAP to open the index screen for video
snapshot scenes (
67).
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2 Open the list of recordings.
FUNC.
[
Scene Search]
[Date Selection]
• 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.
3 Select (
) the date, month or year and move (
recording dates.
) between
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.
NOTES
• You can press
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FUNC.
to return to the index screen at any time.
Selecting Only Scenes in which People’s Faces Were Detected
If you recorded movies with the Face Detection function (
75) activated, the camcorder can narrow down the scenes shown in the index
screen, leaving only those scenes where a face was detected. This
function is not available from the index screen for video snapshot
scenes.
1 Open the movie index screen.
You can select the original movies in the built-in memory or on the
memory card.
2 Narrow down the scenes displayed in the index screen.
FUNC.
[
Scene Search]
[Scenes with Faces]
• The index screen will display only those scenes that contain people’s
faces.
3 Select (
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,
• You can press
) the scene you want to play back.
FUNC.
to return to the normal index screen at any time.
Selecting the Playback Starting Point
If you have a very long scene, you may
want to start playing back the scene
from a certain point. You can use the
movie timeline to break the scene to
segments at fixed time intervals ranging from 6 seconds to 6 minutes. If you recorded movies with the Face
Detection function (
75) activated, you can display the scene divided
into segments every time the camcorder registered a change in the
main subject of the scene.
Operating modes:
Movie Timeline
1 Open the original movies index screen.
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You can select the original movies in the built-in memory or on the
memory card.
2 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.
Current scene / Total number
of scenes
Scene length
Timeline ruler
Page slidebar
Recording date and time
Interval between frames
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Frame selected for start of playback
3 Select (
) the playback starting point from the timeline ruler.
/
4 Press
or
to begin the playback.
To select another scene
Move (
) the orange selection frame to the large thumbnail and
select (
) another scene.
To move between timeline ruler pages
Move (
) the orange selection frame to the slidebar below the ruler
and display (
) the previous/next 5 frames in the scene.
To change the interval between frames
FUNC.
Desired interval
FUNC.
Changes in the Scene’s Main Subject
1 Open the [Scenes with Faces] index screen.
• Refer to Selecting Only Scenes that Contain People’s Faces (
55).
• You can select the original movies in the built-in memory or on the
memory card.
2 Select (
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,
) the scene you want to view and press DISP. .
• The [Timeline by Faces] screen appears. The large thumbnail shows
the point at which a face was first detected. Below it, frames are
taken from the scene every time the main subject detected by the
camcorder changed.
• Press DISP. to return to the [Scenes with Faces] index screen.
Current scene / Total number
of scenes
Scene length
Segment ruler
Page slidebar
3 Select (
Recording date and time
Frame selected for start of
playback
) the playback starting point from the segment ruler.
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4 Press / to begin the playback.
You can select another scene and move between segment ruler pages
in the same way as in the movie timeline screen (
55).
NOTES
• For a single scene, up to 100 segments/changes in main subject will
appear in the [Timeline by Faces] screen.
Pre-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, copy or add the selected scenes to the playlist.
mode: Delete, copy or protect the selected photos or mark all of
them with print orders or transfer orders.
Operating modes:
1 Open the movie or photo index screen.
•
mode: Move the zoom lever toward W to display the index
screen.
• You can select the original movies or photos in the built-in memory or
on the memory card.
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• You can press VIDEO SNAP to open the index screen for video
snapshot scenes (
67).
2 Open the selection screen.
FUNC.
[
Select]
[Individual Scenes] or [Individual Photos]
• The selection screen appears.
3 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. Press
again to remove the checkmark.
• Repeat this step to add all the scenes/photos you want to include in
your selection (up to 100).
Total number of scenes selected
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Selected scenes
4 Press
FUNC.
twice to close the menu.
To cancel all the selections
FUNC.
[
Select]
FUNC.
NOTES
[Remove All Selections]
[Yes]
[OK]
• The pre-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 pre-selection.
Deleting Scenes
You can delete those scenes that you are not interested in keeping.
Deleting scenes allows you also to free up space on the memory.
Operating modes:
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Options
[All Scenes] 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 selec-
tion frame.
[Selected Scenes]
Deletes all the scenes selected in advance
(marked with a checkmark). Refer to Pre-selecting Recordings
from the Index Screen (
57).
1 Open the original movies index screen.
• You can select the original movies in the built-in memory or on the
memory card.
• You can press VIDEO SNAP to open the index screen for video
snapshot scenes (
67).
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2 Select (
,
) the scene you want to delete, or a scene
recorded on the date you want to delete.
This step is not necessary to delete all scenes or previously selected
scenes.
3 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.
IMPORTANT
• Be careful when deleting original recordings. Once deleted, original
scenes cannot be recovered.
• Save copies of important scenes before deleting them (
125).
• Observe the following precautions while the ACCESS indicator is on or
flashing (while scenes are being deleted).
- Do not open the memory card slot cover.
- Do not disconnect the power source or turn off the camcorder.
- Do not change the camcorder’s operating mode.
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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 memory (
43).
• You may not be able to delete scenes recorded or edited using another
device.
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Advanced Functions
Special Scene Recording Programs
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.
Operating modes:
Options
( Default value)
[
Portrait] The camcorder uses a large
aperture, to achieve a sharp focus on the subject while blurring the background.
[
Sports] To record sports scenes such as
tennis or golf.
[
Snow]
To record in bright ski resorts without
the subject being underexposed.
[
Beach] To record on a sunny beach without
the subject being underexposed.
[
Sunset]
[
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To record sunsets in vibrant colors.
Night Scene]
To record nightscapes with
lower noise.
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[
Low Light]
To record in low-light situations.
[
Spotlight]
To record spotlit scenes.
[
Fireworks]
[
Underwater]
[
Surface] To record after getting out of the
water, such as on a boat after diving.
FUNC.
To record fireworks.
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To record underwater scenes
in natural colors.
[ Programmed AE]
[ Portrait]
Press
to display the Special Scene (SCN) recording
FUNC.
programs
Desired recording program
NOTES
• [ 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.
• [ Low Light]:
- Moving subjects may leave a trailing afterimage.
- Picture quality may not be as good as in other modes.
- White points may appear on the screen.
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- Autofocus may not work as well as in other modes. In such case,
adjust the focus manually.
• [ Fireworks]:
- To avoid camcorder blur (blur due to the camcorder moving) we
recommend using a tripod.
- In
mode, slower shutter speeds are used so blur is more likely to
occur. Stabilize the camcorder, for example, by mounting it on a
tripod.
• [ Underwater] and [
Surface]:
- Use these recording programs when making recordings while the
camcorder is in the optional WP-V1 Waterproof Case.
- The [ Underwater] recording program is for making recordings
underwater*. When using underwater lighting equipment or making
recordings while on land, we recommend using the [
Surface]
recording program.
- To switch the recording mode between [ Underwater] and
[
Surface] while the camcorder is in the waterproof case, turn on
the camcorder while holding PHOTO pressed down.
will appear on the screen when the camcorder's temperature
becomes too high. If this happens, turn off the camcorder, take it out
of the waterproof case and keep it in a cool place until the
temperature goes down. If the camcorder becomes too hot, it will turn
off automatically.
- When making recordings underwater with the [ Underwater]
recording program, the image on the LCD screen will appear redder
than the actual subject. This will not affect the recording.
- When a commercially available wide-converter or other accessory is
attached to the waterproof case, the camcorder may focus on the
accessory. In such case, move the zoom lever toward T to focus on
the subject.
• See Specifications (
184) for additional notes about the
[ Underwater] and [
Surface] recording programs.
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* Underwater is a unique environment that is ever-changing, depending on factors
such as the weather and water conditions. In addition, water absorbs red light,
which causes objects to appear bluer and greener.
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Changing the Shutter Speed and Aperture
Select the [ Programmed AE] recording program to use functions like
the white balance or image effects. Select one of the other automatic
exposure recording programs to control the shutter speed or aperture.
Operating modes:
( Default value)
Options
[
Programmed AE]
[
Shutter-Priority AE] Set the shutter speed value. The camcorder automatically sets the appropriate aperture value. Use
faster shutter speeds to record subjects moving quickly; use
slower shutter speeds to add motion blur, emphasizing the feel of
movement.
[
Aperture-Priority AE] Set the aperture value. The camcorder
automatically sets the appropriate shutter speed. 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 depth of field, giving a sharp focus all throughout a landscape.
The camcorder automatically adjusts the
aperture and shutter speed to obtain the optimal exposure for
the subject.
FUNC.
[
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Programmed AE]
FUNC.
Desired recording program*
* When you select [
Shutter-Priority AE] or [
Aperture-Priority AE], do not
press FUNC. and continue instead with the following procedure.
To set the shutter speed or aperture value
1 Press
.
2 Adjust (
value.
3 Press
) the shutter speed or aperture value to the desired
, then
FUNC.
to save the setting and close the menu.
Shutter speed guidelines
Note that on screen only the denominator is displayed – [
cates a shutter speed of 1/250 second, etc.
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250] indi-
[1/2]*, [1/4]*, [1/8], [1/15], [1/30] To record in low-light situations.
[1/60] To record under most ordinary conditions.
[1/100] To record indoor sports scenes.
[1/250], [1/500], [1/1000]** 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.
Available Aperture Values
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[F1.8], [F2.0], [F2.4], [F2.8], [F3.4], [F4.0], [F4.8], [F5.6], [F6.7], [F8.0]
NOTES
•[
Shutter-Priority AE]:
- When recording in dark surroundings, you can obtain a brighter
picture by using slow shutter speeds; however, image quality may not
be as good 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.
• When setting a numeric value (aperture or shutter speed), the number
displayed will flash if the aperture value or shutter speed is not appropriate for the recording conditions. In such case, select a different value.
• During exposure lock, the aperture value/shutter speed cannot be
changed. Set the aperture value or shutter speed before manually
adjusting the exposure.
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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.
Operating modes:
To set the [
FUNC.
[
Cine Mode] recording program
Programmed AE]
[
Cine Mode]
FUNC.
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To change the frame rate
FUNC.
[
Menu]
FUNC.
Mini Video Light
[Frame Rate]
[
PF24]
You can turn on the mini video light to shoot video or take photos in
dark places.
Operating modes:
POINTS TO CHECK
• Select a recording program other than [
1 Open ( ) the joystick guide.
Underwater] or [
2 Select (
) [ Video Light] and press
.
•
appears on the screen.
• Press
again to turn the mini video light
off.
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Video Light
Surface].
NOTES
• We recommend not using the mini video light while the optional Wideconverter or Tele-converter is attached; its shadow can appear on the
screen.
Using an External Video Light
You can use the optional VL-5 Video Light or VFL-2 Video Flash Light
when you need a video light that is stronger than the built-in mini video
light.
Attach the optional video light to the mini advanced shoe.
• Refer to Using the Mini Advanced Shoe (
84).
•
appears when you turn on the optional video light (ON or AUTO).
For details about using the optional video light, refer to the instruction
manual of the accessory used.
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Video Snapshot
Record a series of short scenes or capture short scenes from a movie
you have previously recorded. Then, combine these scenes with music
to add a new level of enjoyment to your movies. By changing the background music, you can give your scenes an entirely new feel.
Recording Video Snapshot Scenes
Operating modes:
1 Press VIDEO SNAP .
The button’s blue light will turn on
and a blue border appears on the
screen.
2 Press START/STOP .
• The camcorder records for about 4
seconds (the blue frame serves as
a visual progress bar) and then automatically returns to record pause
mode.
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• When the camcorder stops recording, the screen will momentarily
turn black as if a camera shutter had released.
• In the movie index screen, video snapshot scenes are indicated with
the
mark.
Capturing Video Snapshot Scenes from a Movie
Operating modes:
1 Play back the movie containing the scene you want to capture.
2 Press START/STOP at the point you want to capture.
• The camcorder captures a video snapshot scene (the blue frame
serves as a visual progress bar) and then automatically changes to
playback pause mode.
• When the camcorder finishes capturing, the screen will momentarily
turn black as if a camera shutter had released.
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• A video snapshot scene can be captured only during playback; it cannot be captured during playback pause mode.
• The captured video snapshot scene is saved to the same memory that
contains the movie.
• Video snapshot scenes cannot be captured from any of the following
types of movies.
- Movies shorter than 1 second
- Movies recorded using another device
- Video snapshot scenes
- Scenes that were edited using the software on the supplied Video
Tools CD-ROM and were then written back to the camcorder.
• Video snapshot scenes cannot be captured if there is not enough space
available in the memory.
• When you start capturing a video snapshot scene less than 1 second
from the end of the scene, the video snapshot scene will be captured
starting from the beginning of the following scene.
• During the playback of video snapshot scenes captured from a previously recorded movie, you may notice some anomalies in the picture/
sound at the point where the playback switches to a new scene.
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Combining Video Snapshot Scenes with Music
Operating modes:
1 Open the original movies index screen and press VIDEO SNAP .
• The button’s blue light will turn on and only the video snapshot
scenes will appear in the index screen.
• You can select their original movies in the built-in memory or on the
memory card.
• To play back the video snapshot scenes in the playlist, press
PLAYLIST .
2 Open the list of background music tracks.
FUNC.
[ Select Music]
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3 Select (
) a music track and press FUNC. twice.
• You can press
to listen to the track selected. Press
to stop
the playback.
• Select [Off] to play back the video snapshot scenes with their original
sound.
4 Back in the index screen, select (
to start playback.
,
) the scene from which
5 Press / or
to begin the video snapshot playback set to
the background music selected.
• Press
to stop the playback.
• Press VIDEO SNAP again to return to the normal index screen.
To delete a music track
After step 2 in the previous procedure, select the track you want to
delete.
1 Select ( ) the
icon and press
.
2 Select (
) [Yes] and press
.
3 Press FUNC. twice.
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IMPORTANT
• Music files transferred to the camcorder with the supplied software
Music Transfer Utility may not be used without permission from the
copyright holder, except for cases permitted under applicable laws,
such as for personal use. Make sure to follow applicable laws when
using music files.
NOTES
• You can also add to the playlist just the video snapshot scenes you
want to watch and arrange their playback order.
• When the memory is initialized, music files on the recording media that
was initialized will be erased as well.
• Use the supplied software Music Transfer Utility to transfer music files
from the supplied Music Data CD-ROM to the camcorder. For details,
refer to the ‘Music Transfer Utility Software Guide’ (PDF file).
• Video snapshot is deactivated if the camcorder is switched to playback
mode or if the camera mode dial is set to
.
• The Music Data CD-ROM includes also extra music tracks that were
not pre-installed in the built-in memory.
• Transfer music files to the same memory that contains the video snapshot scenes you want to play back.
• When music files are transferred to the built-in memory or to a memory
card after repeatedly recording and deleting recordings (fragmented
memory), the movies and background music track may not be played
back correctly. In such case, we recommend saving your recordings on
a computer (
125), initializing the memory (
43), transferring the
music files and only then writing the video files back to the camcorder.
• If the USB cable is disconnected while transferring music files to the
camcorder, it may not be possible to correctly play back those music
tracks. Delete the music tracks from the camcorder, and transfer the
music files again.
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Pre-recording Function
The camcorder will start recording 3 seconds before you press
START/STOP , ensuring you do not miss important shooting opportunities. This is especially useful when it is difficult to predict when to start
recording.
Operating modes:
1 Open (
) the joystick guide.
2 Select (
) [ Pre REC] and press
.
•
appears.
• Press
again to turn pre-recording off.
Pre REC
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3 Press START/STOP .
The scene recorded in the memory will start
3 seconds before START/STOP was pressed.
NOTES
• While pre-recording is activated, the camcorder will not emit any notification sounds.
• The camcorder will not record the full 3 seconds prior to pressing
START/STOP if the button was pressed within 3 seconds of having
turned on pre-recording or having finished the previous recording.
• Any of the following actions will deactivate the pre-recording function.
- Leaving the camcorder without any operation for 5 minutes.
- Pressing FUNC. ,
or VIDEO SNAP .
- Changing the position of the camera mode dial.
- Setting the camcorder to standby mode.
Self Timer
Operating modes:
FUNC.
[
Menu]
or
[Self Timer]
[On
]
FUNC.
appears.
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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.
* 2 seconds when using the wireless controller.
NOTES
• Once the countdown has begun, any of the following actions will cancel
the self timer.
- Pressing START/STOP (when recording movies) or PHOTO fully (when
recording photos).
- Setting the camcorder to standby mode.
- Changing the camcorder’s operating mode.
- Turning off the camcorder.
Y
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Manual Exposure Adjustment and Automatic Backlight Correction
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.
Operating modes:
POINTS TO CHECK
• Select a recording program other than [
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Fireworks].
Manual Exposure Adjustment
1 Open (
) the joystick guide.
Exposure
2 Select (
)[
Exposure] and press
.
• The current exposure is locked.
• 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.
• If you operate the zoom, the brightness of the image may change.
3 Adjust the (
) the brightness of the image as required, then
hide ( ) the joystick guide.
• The exposure adjustment indicator will change to white and the
selected exposure will be locked.
• During exposure lock, press
twice to return the camcorder to
automatic exposure.
NOTES
Y
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• If the recording program is changed during exposure lock, the camcorder will return to automatic exposure.
Automatic Backlight Correction
When shooting subjects with a strong light source behind them, you
can have the camcorder automatically correct for the backlight.
1 Open ( ) the joystick guide.
BLC
2 Select (
)[
BLC] and press
.
•
appears.
• Press
again to turn off the backlight
correction.
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Manual Focus Adjustment
Autofocus may not work well on the following subjects. In such case,
focus manually.
• Reflective surfaces
• Subjects with low contrast
or without vertical lines
• Fast moving subjects
• Through wet windows
• Night scenes
Operating modes:
POINTS TO CHECK
• Adjust the zoom before you start the procedure.
1 Open (
Y
P
O
C
) the joystick guide.
2 Select (
)[
Focus] and press
The current focus is locked and [MF]
appears.
.
Focus
3 Push the joystick ( ) or ( ) once to
verify if the image is focused.
• The center of the screen will be magnified to help you focus more
easily. You can also turn off this function with the
/
[Focus
Assist Functions] setting.
• When face detection is activated, instead of the center of the picture,
the camcorder will magnify the face of the person identified as the
main subject. If there is more than one person in the picture, you can
select the main subject manually.
4 Adjust (
) the focus as required.
• If you wish to focus on faraway subjects such as mountains or
fireworks, push the joystick ( ) toward
and hold it pressed down
until [MF] changes to
.
5 Push the joystick ( ) to hide the joystick guide.
• The selected focus will be locked.
• During focus lock, press
twice to return the camcorder to
autofocus.
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Face Detection
You can have the camcorder automatically detect people’s faces and
use this information to adjust the focus and set the best exposure for
beautiful videos and photos. When there are a number of people in the
picture, one person (with the white face frame) will be determined to
be the main subject. You can also select the main subject manually, so
the camcorder optimizes the settings for the person selected.
Operating modes:
POINTS TO CHECK
• Select a recording program other than [
Night Scene], [
[ Fireworks], [ Underwater] or [
Surface].
1 Open (
Low Light],
Y
P
O
C
) the joystick guide.
2 Select (
) [ Face Detection].
By default, face detection is activated (
).
If the function was turned off, press
to turn it on.
3 If there is more than one person in the picture, select (
main subject.
Move the white detection
frame to the person for
whom you want to optimize
the camcorder’s settings.
) the
Main subject
NOTES
• The camcorder may mistakenly detect the faces of non-human subjects. In such case, turn face detection off.
• In certain cases, faces may not be detected correctly. Typical examples
include:
- Faces extremely small, large, dark or bright in relation to the overall
picture.
- Faces turned to the side, at a diagonal or partially hidden.
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• Face detection cannot be used when the shutter speed used is slower
than 1/30 (1/24 if the frame rate is set to [
PF24]) or when the digital
zoom is activated at more than 60x zoom (dark blue area on the zoom
bar).
• When face detection is activated, the slowest shutter speed used by the
camcorder is 1/30 (1/24 if the frame rate is set to [
PF24]).
White Balance
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.
Operating modes:
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POINTS TO CHECK
• Select a recording program other than the Special Scene recording programs.
( Default value)
Options
[
Automatic]
[
[
[
[
Daylight] To record outdoors on a bright day.
Shade] To record in shaded places.
Cloudy] To record on a cloudy day.
Tungsten] To record under tungsten and tungsten-type
[
Fluorescent]
To record under warm white, cool white or warmwhite-type (3-wavelength) fluorescent lighting.
[
Fluorescent H] To record under daylight or daylight-type
(3-wavelength) fluorescent lighting.
[
Custom WB]
The camcorder automatically sets the white balance for natural looking colors.
(3-wavelength) fluorescent lighting.
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.
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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.
NOTES
• When you select the custom white balance:
- Set the custom white balance in a sufficiently illuminated place.
- Set
[Digital Zoom] to [
Off].
- 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, select [ Automatic] or [ Custom WB].
Image Effects
Y
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C
You can use the image effects to change the color saturation and contrast to record movies and photos with special color effects.
Operating modes:
POINTS TO CHECK
• Select a recording program other than the Special Scene recording programs.
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( Default value)
Options
[
[
[
[
[
Image Effect Off] Records with no image enhancing effects.
Vivid] Emphasizes the contrast and color saturation.
Neutral] 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.
[
Y
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C
Image Effect Off]
Desired option*
FUNC.
* When you select [
Custom Effect], do not press FUNC. and continue instead
with the following procedure.
To set the custom image effect
1 Press
and select (
) the custom setting options.
2 Adjust (
) each setting as desired.
3 When you finish all the adjustments, press
the settings and close the menu.
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then FUNC. to save
Digital Effects
Operating modes:
( Default value)
Options
[
Digital Effect Off] 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.
[
Black & White]*
Records movies and photos in black and
white.
[
[
Sepia]* Records movies and photos in sepia tones for an
“old” look.
Art]
Y
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C
Select this effect to add “flavor” to your recordings.
* Only these digital effects are available in
mode.
FUNC.
[
Digital Effect Off]
Desired fader/effect*
The icon of the selected digital effect appears.
FUNC.
* You can preview the digital effect on the screen.
Applying the Selected Digital Effect
1 Open (
) the joystick guide.
2 Select (
)[
Digital Effect] and press
.
• The icon of the selected digital effect turns
green.
• Press
again to deactivate the digital
effect (its icon will turn white again).
Digital Effect
To fade in/out
Activate the selected fader in record pause mode (
), then press
START/STOP to start recording with a fade in. 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
• 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.
• Faders cannot be used when recording video snapshot scenes or when
pre-recording is activated.
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On-Screen Displays and Data Code
You can turn most on-screen displays on or off.
Operating modes:
Repeatedly press DISP. to turn the on-screen displays on/off in the
following sequence:
,
mode:
• All displays on
• Most displays off*
mode:
• All displays on
• Data code only
• All displays off
mode:
• All displays on
• Regular displays only (removes the histogram and information icons)
• All displays off
* Pressing DISP. will turn off most of the icons and displays that appears automatically but will not remove onscreen displays that were turned on manually (for
example, onscreen markers, the audio level meter or the joystick guide).
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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.
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.
Y
P
O
C
Operating modes:
POINTS TO CHECK
• Select a recording program other than [
Underwater] or [
Surface].
Manual Adjustment of the Audio Recording Level
1 Open (
) the joystick guide.
2 Select (
) [ Mic. Level] and press
.
The manual adjustment icon
will appear
to the left of the audio level indicator and the
manual adjustment bar (orange) will appear
below it.
3 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 (yellow area) mark only
occasionally.
Mic. Level
Manual audio level adjustment
Audio level
indicator
Audio level adjustment bar
4 Hide ( ) the joystick guide.
• The audio level selected will be locked and the audio level
adjustment bar will turn white.
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• Press
twice to return the camcorder to automatic adjustment of
the audio recording level.
To display the audio level indicator
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.
FUNC.
[
Menu]
[Audio Level Indicator]
[On]
FUNC.
NOTES
• When the audio level meter reaches the red point (0 dB mark), the
sound may be distorted.
• If the audio level is too high and the sound gets distorted, activate the
microphone attenuator (
143).
• We recommend using headphones (
82) to check the sound level
while adjusting the audio recording level or when the microphone attenuator is activated.
Using Headphones
Y
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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.
Operating modes:
*
* Headphones can be used also in
mode but the function of the terminal cannot be changed. Change the setting in advance in
mode or
mode.
FUNC.
[
Menu]
[Headphones]
appears.
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[AV/Headphones]
FUNC.
To adjust the volume of the headphones
In
mode, adjust (
) the volume of the headphones with the
[Headphone Volume] setting.
In
mode, and in
mode during
slideshow playback, adjust the headphones
volume the same way you adjust the
speaker’s volume (
50).
IMPORTANT
Y
P
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C
• When using headphones, make sure to lower the volume to an appropriate level.
• Do not connect the headphones to the AV OUT/ terminal if the
icon does not appear on the screen. The noise output in such case may
be harmful to your hearing.
NOTES
• Use commercially available headphones with a ∅ 3.5 mm minijack.
• Even if [AV/Headphones] was set to [ Headphones] in a playback
mode, the function of the AV OUT/ terminal will return automatically to
AV output when you set the camcorder to a recording mode.
• If [AV/Headphones] was set to [ Headphones] in
mode, the
camcorder retains the terminal’s setting even if you set the camcorder
to
mode.
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Using the Mini Advanced Shoe
Using the mini advanced shoe, you can attach to the camcorder a
range of optional accessories to expand its functionality. For details
about optional accessories available for use with your camcorder, refer
to Accessories (
175). For details about how to attach and use the
accessories, refer also to the instruction manual of the accessory used.
Example: Attaching an optional DM-100
1 Retract the mini advanced shoe
cover in the direction of the arrow. Directional Stereo Microphone.
2 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.
NOTES
Y
P
O
C
• 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.
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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
Operating modes:
Attach the optional DM-100 Directional Stereo Microphone to the
mini advanced shoe.
Refer to Using the Mini Advanced Shoe (
84).
appears. For details about using the microphone, refer to the
instruction manual of the DM-100.
Y
P
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C
Using other microphones
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, turn on the
microphone attenuator (
143) or adjust the audio recording level
manually (
81).
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Using a Zoom Remote Controller
Operating modes:
By attaching the optional RA-V1 Remote Control Adapter to the mini
advanced shoe, you can use the optional ZR-2000 or ZR-1000 Zoom
Remote Controller. Doing so will allow you to use certain functions
while viewing the picture on an external monitor without touching the
camcorder. This is particularly useful while the camcorder is mounted
on a tripod and you want to ensure maximum stability of a shot.
The functions available with the zoom remote controller are as follows:
turning the power on/off, starting/stopping a recording, zoom, switching between autofocus and manual focus1, focus adjustment, Push
AF1, 2, focus assist1, and displaying on-screen displays on an external
monitor.
1
2
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Available with the ZR-2000 only.
The Push AF function allows you to switch to autofocus temporarily during manual
focus.
Attach the optional RA-V1 Remote Control Adapter to the mini
advanced shoe.
Refer to Using the Mini Advanced Shoe (
84).
appears. For details about using the adapter, refer to the instruction
manual of the RA-V1. For details about using the zoom remote controller,
refer to the instruction manual of the ZR-2000 or ZR-1000.
NOTES
• In
mode, the available functions are turning the power on/off,
starting/stopping a recording, and zoom.
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Playlist and Scene Operations
Dividing Scenes
You can divide scenes (original scenes only) in order to leave out the
best parts and later cut out the rest.
Operating modes:
1 Open the original movies index screen.
You can select the original movies in the built-in memory or on the
memory card (
52).
2 Select (
,
) the scene you want to divide.
Y
P
O
C
3 Press FUNC. , select [
Divide] and press
.
• The scene selected will start playing back. Pause the playback at the
point where you want to divide the scene.
• You can use the following icons to bring the scene to a precise point.
/ : Search (fast playback) backward/forward.
/ : Skip to the beginning/end of the current scene.
/ : Frame backward/forward.
• Press FUNC. or
to stop the playback and cancel the division of
the scene.
4 Select (
) the
icon and press
to divide the scene.
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.
NOTES
• When advancing/reversing frames while dividing the scenes, the interval
will be longer than in regular frame advance/reverse.
• If the scene cannot be divided at the point where you paused the playback, advance/reverse a frame and then divide the scene.
• The following scenes cannot be divided:
- Scenes included in the scene pre-selection (marked with a
checkmark). Remove the selection mark in advance.
- Video snapshot scenes and other scenes that are too short (less than
3 seconds).
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- Scenes that were recorded or edited using another device.
- Scenes that were edited using the software on the supplied Video
Tools CD-ROM and were then written back to the camcorder.
• Scenes cannot be divided within 1 second from the beginning or the
end of the scene.
• Scenes cannot be divided if there is not enough space available in the
memory.
• 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.
Editing the Playlist: Adding, Deleting, Moving and Playing Back
Create a playlist to play back only the scenes you prefer and in the
order of your choice.
Operating modes:
Y
P
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C
Adding Scenes to the Playlist
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]
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 Pre-selecting
Recordings from the Index Screen (
57).
1 Open the original movies index screen.
• You can select the original movies in the built-in memory or on the
memory card.
• You can press VIDEO SNAP to open the index screen for video
snapshot scenes (
67).
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
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[Yes]
• When the operation is completed [Scene(s) added to the playlist] will
be displayed.
• Scenes are added to the playlist on the same memory they are
recorded on.
• Press PLAYLIST on the camcorder or on the wireless controller to
switch between the original movies index screen and the playlist.
Original movies
Y
P
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C
Playlist
NOTES
• Deleting or moving scenes in the playlist will not affect the original
recordings.
• You may not be able to add to the playlist scenes that were recorded or
edited using another device or scenes that were edited using the software on the supplied Video Tools CD-ROM and were then written back
to the camcorder.
• You may not be able to add scenes to the playlist if there is not enough
space available in the memory.
• You can copy scenes from the built-in memory to the memory card
(
92) to include in the memory card’s playlist also scenes that were
originally recorded in the built-in memory.
Deleting Scenes from the Playlist
Deleting scenes from the playlist will not affect your original recordings.
Options
[All Scenes]
[This Scene]
Deletes all the scenes from the playlist.
Deletes from the playlist only the scene marked with
the orange selection frame.
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1 Open the playlist index screen.
• Open the original movies index screen and press PLAYLIST .
• Before pressing PLAYLIST , you can select the original movies in the
built-in memory or on the memory card to open the playlist of the
respective memory.
• You can press VIDEO SNAP to open the playlist index screen for
video snapshot scenes (
67).
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]*
[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.
Y
P
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C
Moving Scenes in the Playlist
Move the scenes in the playlist to play them back in the order of your
choice.
1 Open the playlist index screen.
• Open the original movies index screen and press PLAYLIST .
• Before pressing PLAYLIST , you can select the original movies in the
built-in memory or on the memory card to open the playlist of the
respective memory.
• You can press VIDEO SNAP to open the playlist index screen for
video snapshot scenes (
67).
2 Select (
,
) the scene you want to move.
3 Press FUNC. , select [
Move] and press
.
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
to move the scene.
NOTES
• You may not be able to move scenes in the playlist if there is not enough
space available in the memory.
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Playing Back Scenes in the Playlist with Music
You can play back the scenes in the playlist set to background music.
1 Open the playlist index screen.
• Open the original movies index screen and press PLAYLIST .
• Before pressing PLAYLIST , you can select the original movies in the
built-in memory or on the memory card to open the playlist of the
respective memory.
• You can press VIDEO SNAP to display only video snapshot scenes in
the playlist index screen.
2 Open the list of background music tracks.
FUNC.
[ Select Music]
3 Select (
) a music track and press FUNC. twice.
• You can press
to listen to the track selected. Press
to stop
the playback.
• Select [Off] to play back the scenes with their original sound.
Y
P
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C
4 Back in the index screen, select (
to start playback.
,
) the scene from which
5 Press / or
to begin the playback set to the background
music selected.
• Press
to stop the playback.
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Copying Scenes
You can copy original movies or the entire playlist only from the built-in
memory to the corresponding location on the memory card. See Copying
Photos (
109) for details on copying photos to the memory card.
Operating modes:
Copying Original Movies
Options
[All Scenes] Copies all the scenes to the memory card.
[All Scenes (this date)] Copies to the memory card all the scenes
Y
P
O
C
that were recorded on the same day as the selected scene.
[This Scene]
Copies to the memory card only the scene marked
with the orange selection frame.
[Selected Scenes]
Copies to the memory card all the scenes
selected in advance (marked with a
checkmark). Refer to Preselecting Recordings from the Index Screen (
57).
1 Open the index screen of original movies recorded in the built-in
memory.
• Select the
tab under the
icon.
• You can press VIDEO SNAP to open the index screen for video
snapshot scenes (
67).
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).
FUNC.
[
Copy (
)]
Desired option
FUNC.
* Press
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to interrupt the operation while it is in progress.
[Yes]*
[OK]
Copying the Entire Playlist
1 Open the index screen of the built-in memory's playlist.
• In the original movies index screen, select the
tab under the
icon, and press PLAYLIST .
• You can press VIDEO SNAP to open the playlist index screen for
video snapshot scenes (
67).
2 Copy the playlist.
FUNC.
[
Copy (
* Press
)]
[Yes]*
[OK]
FUNC.
to interrupt the operation while it is in progress.
IMPORTANT
Y
P
O
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 open the memory card slot cover.
- Do not disconnect the power source or turn off the camcorder.
- Do not change the camcorder’s operating mode.
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 software on the supplied Video
Tools CD-ROM and were then 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.
Basic Recording
Taking Photos
Operating modes:
Y
P
O
C
1 Set the camera mode dial to
.
or
2 Turn on the camcorder.
By default, photos are recorded in the
built-in memory. You can set the
memory card as the recording media
for photos (
42).
3 Press PHOTO halfway.
Once the focus is automatically
adjusted,
will turn green and one
or more AF frames will appear.
4 Press PHOTO fully.
The ACCESS indicator will flash as the photo is being recorded.
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 open the memory card slot cover.
- Do not disconnect the power source or turn off the camcorder.
- Do not change the camcorder’s operating mode.
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NOTES
• If the subject is not suitable for autofocus,
turns yellow. Adjust the
focus manually (
74).
• When the subject is too bright, [Overexp.] will flash on the screen. In
such case, use the optional FS-H37U ND filter.
Selecting Photo Size and Quality
Photos are recorded as JPG files. As a general rule, select a larger
photo size for higher quality. Select the [
2304x1296] size for photos
with an aspect ratio of 16:9.
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Operating modes:
Options
Photo size options and the approximate number of photos that can be
recorded on memory cards of various sizes are given in the following
table.
Approximate number of photos available on a memory card

Memory card
128 MB
Photo quality1 →
Photo size ↓
LW 2304x1296
L 2100x1575
MW 1920x10802
512 MB

Default value
1 GB


35
50
105
220
330
655
465
700
1,390
30
45
95
195
295
595
420
630
1,265
50
75
150
315
470
925
670
1,000 1,970
340
505
995
720
1,075 2,115
M 1600x1200
55
80
160
SW 848x4803
260
370
740
1,585 2,245 4,490 3,360 4,760 9,525
S 640x480
340
490
890
2,070 2,995 5,390 4,395 6,350 11,4304
1
2
3
: [Super Fine],
: [Fine],
: [Normal].
This size is only available for capturing photos from a playback scene (
107).
This size is only available for simultaneous recording in
mode or
mode.
4
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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FUNC.
[
2100x1575]
Desired photo size*
FUNC.
Desired photo quality*
* 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.
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.
• When printing photos, use the following guidelines as a reference for
selecting the print size.
- L 2100x1575: To print photos up to A4 size.
- M 1600x1200: 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 2304x1296, MW 1920x1080, SW 848x480: To print photos with a
16:9 aspect ratio. Wide-sized photo paper is required.
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Deleting a Photo Right After Recording It
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]).
Operating modes:
While reviewing the photo immediately after recording:
1 Press
.
If the joystick guide wasn’t displayed while
reviewing the photo, it will appear now. Press
again.
2 Select (
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) [Yes] and press
.
Basic Playback
Viewing Photos
Operating modes:
To start directly in single photo view
1 Set the camera mode dial to .
2 Press
.
The last photo recorded will be
displayed in single photo view.
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3 Push the joystick (
) to move
between photos.
Push the joystick (
) and hold it
down to run quickly through the
photos.
To get to single photo view from the index screen
Pressing
when recording with the camera mode dial set to
or
will open the movie index screen.
1 Open the photo index screen.
• You can select the photos in the built-in memory or on the memory
card.
• You can change the number of photos displayed per index page.
2 Select (
,
) a photo.
• Move the orange selection frame to the photo you want to view.
• When you have recorded a large number of photos, you can display
(
) a slidebar below the photo thumbnails and browse (
)
through whole index pages.
3 Press
.
The selected photo is displayed in single photo view.
To get to the index screen from single photo view
1 Open ( ) the joystick guide.
2 Select (
) the
icon and press
.
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You can also move the zoom lever toward W to open the photo index
screen.
Photo Jump Function
When you have recorded a large number of photos, you can jump 10 or
100 photos at a time.
1 Open ( ) the joystick guide.
2 Select (
) the
3 Select (
)[
4 Jump (
icon and press
.
Jump 10 photos] or [
Jump 100 photos].
) the number of photos selected and press
IMPORTANT
.
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• Observe the following precautions while the ACCESS indicator is on or
flashing. Failing to do so may result in permanent data loss.
- Do not open the memory card slot cover.
- Do not disconnect the power source or turn off the camcorder.
- Do not change the camcorder’s operating mode.
• The following image files 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.
Deleting Photos
You can delete those photos that you are not interested in keeping.
Operating modes:
Deleting a Single Photo
1 In single photo view, select (
2 Open (
) the joystick guide.
3 Select (
) the
4 Select (
) [Yes] and press
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) the photo you want to delete.
icon and press
.
.
Using the FUNC. Menu
1 In single photo view, open the photo selection screen.
FUNC.
[
Delete]
[
Delete] appears on the screen.
2 Select (
3 Select (
) the photo you want to delete and press
) [Yes] and press
.
to delete the photo.
4 Repeat steps 2-3 to delete additional photos or press
to close the menu.
FUNC.
twice
Deleting Photos from the Index Screen
Options
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[All Photos]
[This Photo]
Deletes all the photos.
Deletes only the photo marked with the orange selec-
tion frame.
[Selected Photos]
Deletes all the photos selected in advance
(marked with a checkmark). Refer to Pre-selecting Recordings
from the Index Screen (
57).
1 Open the photo index screen.
You can select the photos in the built-in memory or on the memory
card.
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]
Desired option
[Yes]*
[OK]
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
• Be careful when deleting photos. Deleted photos cannot be recovered.
• Protected photos cannot be deleted.
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Magnifying Photos during Playback
In single photo view, photos can be magnified up to 5 times.
appear for photos that cannot be enlarged.
will
Operating modes:
1 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 times, move it toward W.
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2 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.
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Additional Functions
Flash
You can use the flash to take photos in dark places.
Operating modes:
POINTS TO CHECK
• Select a recording program other than [
or [
Surface].
Options
Fireworks], [
Underwater]
( Default value)
(auto)
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The flash fires automatically according to the brightness
of the subject.
(red-eye reduction, auto)
The flash fires automatically according to the brightness of the subject. The assist lamp lights up to
reduce the red-eye effect.
(flash on) The flash always fires.
(flash off) The flash does not fire.
1 Open (
) the joystick guide.
2 Select (
) [ Flash] and press
.
• Press
repeatedly to cycle between the
flash modes.
• The icon of the selected flash mode
appears.
disappears after 4 seconds.
Flash
Example: selecting red-eye
reduction flash
3 Press PHOTO , first halfway to activate
the autofocus and then fully to record the
photo.
Depending on the setting selected and shooting conditions, the flash
will fire.
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Using the VFL-2 Video Flash Light
You can use the optional VFL-2 Video Light Flash as an external flash
when its POWER switch is set to
ON. The procedure for setting the
external flash is the same as for the built-in flash.
Attach the optional VFL-2 Video Flash Light to the mini advanced
shoe.
Refer to Using the Mini Advanced Shoe (
84).
appears when you turn on the video flash light (
ON). For
details about using the video flash light, refer to the instruction manual
of the VFL-2.
NOTES
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• The flash will not fire in the following cases:
- When you manually adjust the exposure in
(auto) or
(red-eye
reduction) mode.
- During auto exposure bracketing.
- In
(auto) or
(red-eye reduction) mode when the recording
program is set to [
Night Scene].
- When using an optional video light.
• About the AF-Assist Lamp: While you press PHOTO halfway, if the surroundings of the subject are too dark, the mini video light may light up
briefly in order to enable the camcorder to focus more accurately (AFassist lamp).
- You can also set
[AF-Assist Lamp] to [
Off] so the assist
lamp is not activated.
- The camcorder may not be able to focus even if the AF-assist lamp is
on.
- When the recording mode is set to [ Underwater] or [
Surface],
[AF-Assist Lamp] is automatically set to [
Off].
• The practical range of the flash is approx. 1 to 2 m (3.3 to 6.6 ft.). The
practical range with the VFL-2 attached is approx. 1 to 4 m (3.3 to
13.1 ft.). In any case, the actual range will depend on the recording conditions.
• The range of the flash decreases in continuous shooting mode.
• For red-eye reduction to be effective, the subject needs to look at the
assist lamp. The degree of reduction depends on the distance and on
each individual.
• The flash mode cannot be selected when the exposure is locked.
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• We recommend not using the flash while the optional Wide-converter or
Tele-converter is attached; its shadow can appear on the screen.
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.
Operating modes:
POINTS TO CHECK
• Select a recording program other than [
(
Options
[
[
Fireworks].
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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).
[
FUNC.
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.
[
Single]
Desired option
FUNC.
Continuous Shooting/Hi-Speed Continuous Shooting
1 Press PHOTO halfway to activate the autofocus.
2 Press PHOTO fully and hold it pressed down.
Auto Exposure Bracketing
Press PHOTO , first halfway to activate the autofocus and then fully to
record the 3 photos.
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NOTES
• Continuous shooting speeds are approximate and vary depending on
recording conditions and subjects.
• When the flash is used, 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).
Taking Photos while Recording Movies (Simultaneous Recording)
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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In
mode, the size/quality of photos taken while recording video
(simultaneous recording) will be determined by the setting selected
with this procedure; the size/quality of photos taken in record pause
mode will be determined by the photo size set in
mode (
95).
Operating modes:
FUNC.
[
Simultaneous Recording Off]
FUNC.
Desired photo quality*
Desired photo size*
* 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.
Operating modes:
While recording, or in record pause mode, press PHOTO to capture
the photo.
NOTES
• The camcorder retains the last setting used even if you set the camcorder to
mode.
• Photos cannot be recorded simultaneously while the digital zoom or a
digital effect is activated.
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• Photo quality will be higher when photos are recorded in
mode or
in
mode during record pause.
• Photos will be recorded on the memory selected for recording photos
(
42).
Light Metering Mode
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.
Operating modes:
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POINTS TO CHECK
• Select a recording program other than the Special Scene recording programs.
( Default value)
Options
[
Evaluative] 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.
[
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.
Slideshow
You can play a slideshow of all the photos and even set it to music.
Operating modes:
1 Open the photo index screen.
You can select the photos in the built-in memory or on the memory
card (
52).
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2 Open the list of background music tracks.
FUNC.
[ Select Music]
3 Select (
) a music track and press FUNC. twice.
• You can press
to listen to the track selected. Press
to stop
the playback.
• Select [Off] to play back slideshow without background music.
4 Back in the index screen, select (
slideshow.
,
) the first photo of the
5 Press / to play back the slideshow set to the background
music selected.
• During playback, push the joystick (
) to adjust the volume.
• Press
to stop the slideshow and return to the photo index
screen.
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To delete a music track
After step 2 in the previous procedure, select the track you want to
delete.
1 Select ( ) the
icon and press
.
2 Select (
) [Yes] and press
.
3 Press FUNC. twice.
NOTES
• At the time of purchase, music files are stored in the built-in memory.
Transfer the music files to the same memory that contains the photos
you want to play back as a slideshow. For details, refer to the ‘Music
Transfer Utility Software Guide’ (PDF file).
• The background music may not be played back correctly when playing
back a slideshow from a memory card with slow transfer rates.
Rotating Photos
You can rotate photos 90 degrees clockwise to change their orientation.
Operating modes:
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1 In single photo view, open the photo selection screen.
FUNC.
[ Rotate]
[
Rotate] appears on the screen.
2 Select (
3 Press
) the photo you want to rotate.
to rotate the photo.
4 Repeat steps 2-3 to change the orientation of additional photos or
press FUNC. twice to close the menu.
Histogram Display
In single photo view, 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.
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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 bright; while one whose histogram peaks to the left, is relatively
dark.
Pixel Count
Operating modes:
Shadows
Highlights
Capturing Photos from a Movie
You can capture a single photo or a series of photos from a previously
recorded scene. The size of the captured photo(s) will be
[MW 1920x1080] and it cannot be changed, but you can select the
photo quality.
Operating modes:
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To select the photo capture settings
FUNC.
[ Menu]
[Photo Capture from Video]
[ Single Photo] or [
Photo Sequence]
Continue from the same 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(s)
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.
To capture a photo sequence, hold PHOTO pressed down.
NOTES
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• The data code of the photos will reflect the date and time of recording of
the original scene.
• Photos captured from a scene with a lot of fast movement may be
blurred.
• Photos will be recorded on the memory selected for recording photos.
•[
Photo Sequence]:
- Up to 100 photos can be captured at a time.
- The photo sequence capture will stop when the end of the scene is
reached (playback will pause at the beginning of the following scene).
- Photos will be captured at intervals of 1/30 second (1/24 second, if
the scene was recorded at a frame rate of [
PF24]).
Protecting Photos
You can protect photos from accidental erasure.
Operating modes:
Protecting Single Photos
1 In single photo view, open the photo selection screen.
FUNC.
[
Protect]
[
Protect] appears on the screen.
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2 Select (
) the photo you want to protect.
3 Press
to protect the photo.
appears on the bottom bar and the photo cannot be deleted. Press
again to remove the protection.
4 Repeat steps 2-3 to protect additional photos or press
twice to close the menu.
FUNC.
Protecting Photos from the Index Screen
Options
[Individual Photos]
Opens the same screen described previously
in Protecting Single Photos. Continue from step 3 of that procedure to protect the photo.
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[Selected Photos]
Protects all the photos selected in advance
(marked with a checkmark). Refer to Pre-selecting Recordings
from the Index Screen (
57).
[Remove All]
Removes the protection from all photos.
1 Open the photo index screen.
You can select the photos in the built-in memory or on the memory
card.
2 Select (
FUNC.
,
[
IMPORTANT
) the photo you want to protect.
Protect]
Desired option
[Yes]
[OK]
FUNC.
• Initializing the memory will permanently erase all recordings, including
protected photos.
Copying Photos
You can copy photos only from the built-in memory to the memory
card.
Operating modes:
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Copying a Single Photo
1 Select to view the photos recorded in the built-in memory.
In the index screen, select the
tab under the
icon and move the
zoom lever toward T to return to single photo view.
2 Open the photo selection screen.
FUNC.
[ Copy (
)]
[
Copy (
)] appears on the screen.
3 Select (
4 Select (
) the photo you want to copy and press
) [Yes] and press
.
to copy the photo.
5 Repeat steps 3-4 to copy additional photos or press
to close the menu.
FUNC.
twice
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Copying Photos from the Index Screen
Options
[All Photos] Copies all the photos.
[This Photo] Copies only the photo marked with the orange selection frame.
[Selected Photos]
Copies all the photos selected in advance
(marked with a checkmark). Refer to Pre-selecting Recordings
from the Index Screen (
57).
1 Open the index screen of the photos recorded in the built-in
memory.
Move the zoom lever toward W and then select the
tab under the
icon.
2 Select (
,
) the photo you want to copy.
This step is not necessary to copy all photos or previously selected
photos.
3 Copy the photo(s).
FUNC.
[ Copy (
)]
Desired option
[Yes]*
[OK]
FUNC.
* If you selected [Selected Photos] or [All Photos], you can press
the operation while it is in progress.
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to interrupt
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 open the memory card slot cover.
- Do not disconnect the power source or turn off the camcorder.
- Do not change the camcorder’s operating mode.
NOTES
• 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.
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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 (
47)
• Quick Start (
48)
• Recording programs (
61, 64)
• Mini video light (
66)
• Self timer (
71)
• Manual exposure adjustment and automatic backlight correction
(
72)
• Manual focus adjustment (
74)
• Face detection (
75)
• White balance (
76)
• Image effects (
77)
• Digital effects (
79)
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Printing Photos
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 ( 117).
Canon printers: SELPHY printers of the CP, DS and ES series and PIXMA
printers marked with the PictBridge logo.
Operating modes:
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Connecting the Camcorder to the Printer
1 Set the camcorder to
mode, single photo view.
You can select the photos in the built-in memory or on the memory
card. Afterwards, move the zoom lever toward T to return to single
photo view.
2 Turn on the printer.
3 Connect the camcorder to the printer using the supplied USB
cable.
• Connection 4 . Refer to Connection Diagrams (
123).
• If the device selection screen appears, select [Computer/Printer] and
press
.
•
appears and changes to
.
• The
(print/share) button lights up and the current print settings
will be displayed for approx. 6 seconds.
IMPORTANT
• 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.
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• 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
NOTES
•
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 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
memory contains 2,500 photos or more. For best performance, we recommend keeping the number of photos under 100.
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Printing with the
(Print/Share) Button
You can print one copy of a photo at a time, without changing the settings, simply by pressing
.
Operating modes:
1 Select (
print.
) the photo you wish to
2 Press
.
• Printing starts. The
button
flashes and stays on when the
printer finishes printing the photo.
• 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.
Operating modes:
Options
[
Paper Size]*
Available paper sizes vary depending on the
printer model.
[
[
Paper Type]* Select [Photo], [Fast Photo], [Plain] or [Default].
Page Layout]* Select [Default], [Bordered] or one of the following page layouts.
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[Borderless]: The photo is enlarged and may be slightly cropped
at the edges to fit the paper.
[x photos/sheet]: Refer to the following sidebar.
[
[
] (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 (
,
consecutively.
NOTES
Select 1-99 copies.
) [Paper Settings] and press
to change all three settings
• Print setting options and [Default] settings vary depending on the printer
model. For details, refer to the printer’s instruction manual.
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[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
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You can also use the special sticker sheets.
SELPHY CP series only:
- With the [8 photos/sheet] setting, you can also use the special sticker sheets.
- You can use [2 photos/sheet] or [4 photos/sheet] also when using wide-sized
photo paper with [Default] settings.
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Printing after Changing the Print Settings
1 Select (
2 Open (
) the photo you wish to print.
) the joystick guide.
3 Select (
) the
icon and press
The print settings menu appears.
.
Current paper settings (paper
size, paper type and page layout)
Date printing
Paper settings
Print effect
Trimming settings (
Number of copies
4 In the print settings menu, select (
to change and press
.
5 Select (
,
116)
) the setting you want
) the desired setting option and press
.
6 Select (
,
) [Print] and press
.
• Printing starts. The print settings menu disappears when the print job
is completed.
• To continue printing, select (
) another photo.
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To cancel a print job
1 Press
([Stop]) while printing.
2 Select (
) [OK] and press
.
When you have finished printing
Disconnect the USB cable from the camcorder and printer and turn off
the camcorder.
Print errors
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 (
165) and to the printer's instruction
manual.
• 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
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• You may not be able to print correctly, using 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.
Trimming Settings
Set the paper size and page layout before changing the trimming settings. Trimming settings apply to one photo only.
Operating modes:
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1 Open the print settings menu.
Refer to steps 1-2 in Printing after Changing the Print Settings
(
115).
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.
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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 (
115).
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.
Print Orders
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
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out the print orders by connecting the camcorder to a PictBridge-compatible printer (
112). You can set print orders for up to 998 photos.
Operating modes:
POINTS TO CHECK
• Set the print orders before connecting the supplied USB cable to the
camcorder.
Marking Single Photos with Print Orders
1 In single photo view, open the photo selection screen.
FUNC.
[ Print Orders]
appears on the screen.
2 Select (
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) the photo you want to mark with a print order.
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.
Setting Print Orders from the Index Screen
Options
[Individual Photos]
Opens the same screen described previously
in Marking Single Photos with Print Orders. 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 Pre-selecting Recordings from the Index Screen
(
57).
[Remove All]
Removes all the print orders.
1 Open the photo index screen.
You can select the photos in the built-in memory or on the memory
card.
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2 Select (
,
) the photo you want to mark with a print order.
This step is not necessary to set print orders for previously selected
photos or to remove all the print orders.
3 Set 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.
Refer to Connecting the Camcorder to the Printer (
112).
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.
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3 Select (
,
) [Print] and press
.
Printing starts. The print menu disappears when the printing is
completed.
NOTES
• Canceling a print job: Refer to page 116.
• 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.
* 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
USB Terminal
Access: Open the side terminal cover.
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HDMI OUT Terminal*
Access: Open the side terminal cover.
The HDMI OUT terminal offers a high-quality
digital connection that combines audio and
video in a single convenient cable.
AV OUT/ Terminal
Access: Open the LCD panel.
Sound from the built-in speaker will be muted
while the STV-250N Stereo Video Cable is
connected to the camcorder. Adjust the volume
on the connected TV.
COMPONENT OUT Terminal*
Access: Open the rear terminal cover.
The component video terminal is for video only.
When you use connection 2 do not forget the
audio connections using the AV OUT/
terminal.
* 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
In the following connection diagrams, the left side shows the terminals
on the camcorder and the right side shows (for reference only) an
example of terminals on a connected device.
Type: Digital Quality: High definition Output only
Connect to a high-definition TV (HDTV) with an HDMI input terminal.
Connection 1
HTC-100 HDMI Cable
(optional)
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(HDMI mini connector)
(standard HDMI
connector)
About the HDMITM connection
The HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) connection ( 1 ) is a
convenient all-digital 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 1 . Try one of the other connections.
- While the camcorder is connected to an HDTV using connection 1 , there
will be no video output from other terminals.
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Connection 2
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)
[AV/Headphones] to [
AV]
Red
Blue
CTC-100/S Component Cable
(supplied)
Green
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White
STV-250N Stereo Video Cable
(supplied)
Connection 3
Red
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:
[TV Type] according to the TV set (widescreen or 4:3), if
the TV cannot automatically detect and change the aspect ratio
[AV/headphones] to [
AV]
Yellow
White
STV-250N Stereo Video Cable
(supplied)
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Red
Connection 4
Type: Digital data connection
Connect to a computer to save your recordings, to the optional
DW-100 DVD Burner to create DVD discs from them, or to a printer to
print out photos.
USB Cable
(supplied)
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• To be able to write back scenes and to transfer music files from the
computer to the camcorder, power the camcorder using the compact
power adapter and only then connect it to the computer using the supplied USB cable.
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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.
Operating modes:
1 Turn off the camcorder and the TV.
2 Connect the camcorder to the TV.
Refer to Connection Diagrams (
121) and select the most
appropriate connection for your 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.
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4 Turn on the camcorder and set it to
Play back the movies or photos.
NOTES
or
mode.
• We recommend powering the camcorder using the compact power
adapter.
• Connection 3 : 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.
140) on an
• To correctly play back movies recorded with x.v.ColorTM (
HDTV compatible with this standard, additional settings may be
required on the connected HDTV. Refer to the TV’s instruction manual.
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Saving Your Recordings
Saving Your Recordings on a Computer
Movies recorded with this camcorder are saved in the built-in memory
or on the memory card. Because space is limited, make sure to save
your recordings on a computer on a regular basis.
PIXELA ImageMixer 3 SE
With the software supplied on the Transfer Utilities CD-ROM you can
save scenes to your computer's hard disk. If necessary, video files
previously saved on a computer can be restored back to the
camcorder. The software on the supplied Video Tools CD-ROM offers
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. For details about using the software, refer to the
software guide on the Transfer Utilities CD-ROM.
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Saving your Recordings without a Computer
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
(
126).
• Connect the camcorder to an external recording device (DVD or HDD
recorder, VCR, etc.) to save standard-definition copies of your
movies (
130).
* Not available for scenes recorded in MXP mode.
IMPORTANT
• While the camcorder is connected to a computer, do not open the
memory card slot cover and do not remove the memory card.
• When restoring to the camcorder video files that were saved to the
computer, do not disconnect the USB cable or turn off the camcorder
or computer. Doing so may result in scenes that cannot be played back
on the camcorder.
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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 save your recordings
on the computer, and restore the files to the camcorder, using only the
software on the supplied Transfer Utilities CD-ROM.
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 save 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.
Operating modes:
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Options for creating AVCHD discs (
mode)
[All Scenes]* Add all the scenes to the disc(s).
[Remaining Scenes]* Add only those scenes that have not been
previously added to a disc.
[Playlist]
Add only the scenes included in the playlist. If you have
recorded scenes in MXP mode, add to the playlist in advance
only those scenes recorded in other recording modes and select
this option to create the disc.
* Select this option only when no scenes have been recorded in MXP mode.
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.
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.
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• Select in advance the memory that contains the recordings you want
to add to the disc.
2 Select the scenes or photos you want to add to the disc.
FUNC.
[
Menu]
or
[Add Recordings to Disc]
FUNC.
Desired option
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 4 . Refer to Connection Diagrams (
123) 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.
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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.
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
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.
To create an additional copy of the same disc
After the operation is finished, insert a brand new disc, close the disc
tray and repeat the operation.
IMPORTANT
• AVCHD discs containing scenes recorded in MXP mode cannot be created with the optional DW-100 DVD burner. Use the software on the
supplied Video Tools CD-ROM to save 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 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 camcorder’s operating mode.
• For important information on handling your discs, refer to DW-100
Cautions on handling.
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• If a scene does not fit entirely in one disc, it may be divided and continue on the next disc.
• When the camcorder contains a large number of scenes to be saved on
discs, it may take a long time for the connection to the DVD Burner
(step 2 above) to be completed. For best performance, we recommend
limiting the number of scenes to be saved to 500 or fewer scenes. (With
500 scenes, it will take approximately 3 minutes to complete the connection.)
• In addition to the JPG image files, Photo DVDs contain a slideshow of
all the photos saved (each played back for approximately 3 seconds).
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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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Playing Back AVCHD Discs Using the DW-100 DVD Burner
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 AVCHDcompatible DVD player is not available.
Operating modes:
1 Connect the camcorder to the TV.
121). Select connection 1 or 2 to
Refer to Connection Diagrams (
enjoy high-definition playback.
2 Turn on the camcorder and set it to
mode (
50).
3 Turn on the DVD Burner and set it to Disc Playback mode.
DW-100 Refer to Playing DVDs.
4 Connect the camcorder to the DVD Burner using the supplied
USB cable.
• Connection 4 . Refer to Connection Diagrams (
123) and
DW-100 Connections.
• If the device type selection screen appears, select [DVD Burner] and
press
.
5 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.
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• After the disc is recognized, the disc's content will be displayed in an
index screen.
6 Select (
,
) the scene you want to play back and press
to begin the playback.
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.
NOTES
• Only AVCHD discs created with the DW-100 DVD Burner can be played
back using the DVD Burner.
• The camcorder’s 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 (
51) can be used also for disc playback.
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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.
Copying your Recordings to an External Video Recorder
You can copy your recordings by connecting the camcorder to a VCR
or a digital video device with analog audio/video inputs. Video output
will be in standard definition, although the original scenes are in high
definition.
Operating modes:
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Connecting
Connect the camcorder to the VCR using Connection 3 . Refer to Connection Diagrams (
122).
Recording
1 External device: Load a blank cassette or disc and set the device
to record pause mode.
2 Turn on the camcorder and set it to
mode.
Verify that
[AV/Headphones] is set to [
AV].
3 Camcorder: Locate the scene you wish to copy and pause
playback shortly before the scene.
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4 Camcorder: Resume playback.
By default, on-screen displays will be embedded in the output video
signal. You can change the displays by repeatedly pressing DISP.
( 80).
5 External device: Start recording when the scene you wish to copy
appears; stop recording when it ends.
6 Camcorder: Stop playback.
NOTES
• We recommend powering the camcorder using the compact power
adapter.
• To make high-definition copies of your recordings, see the instruction
manual for the digital video device.
Transferring Photos to a Computer (Direct Transfer)
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).
Operating modes:
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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 ( 133).
1 Install the software on the supplied DIGITAL VIDEO Solution
Disk CD-ROM.
Refer to the installation guide (separate leaflet included with the
CD-ROM).
2 Set the camcorder to
mode, in single photo view.
Select the photos in the built-in memory or on the memory card
(
52) and move the zoom lever toward T to return to single photo
view.
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3 Connect the camcorder to the computer using the supplied USB
cable.
• Connection 4 . Refer to Connection Diagrams (
123).
• 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
Windows users only: The first time you connect the camcorder to the
computer, you also need to select the CameraWindow auto-launch
setting.
Refer to Starting CameraWindow.
DVSD
IMPORTANT
• 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 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 camcorder’s operating mode.
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• 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.
• 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
NOTES
• 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] so the selection screen does not appear every time you connect
the camcorder to a computer.
• When the memory contains 2,500 photos or more, you may not be able
to transfer photos to a computer. Try using a card reader to transfer the
photos on the memory card. To transfer the photos in the built-in memory, copy them to the memory card in advance (
109).
• If you connect the camcorder to the computer while it is set to
mode, the process of creating scene thumbnails will start automatically.
In such case, press
([Skip]) to stop the process and use the computer’s Safely Remove Hardware function (Windows) or Eject function
(Mac OS) to end the connection to the camcorder. Disconnect the USB
cable, set the camcorder to
mode and restore the connection.
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Transferring Photos
Operating modes:
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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] Transfers only those photos that have not yet
been transferred to the computer.
[
Photos with Transfer Orders]
Transfers photos marked with
transfer orders.
Manual Transfer Options
You can select the photo(s) to transfer.
[
[
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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.
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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.
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.
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Operating modes:
POINTS TO CHECK
• Set the transfer orders before connecting the camcorder to the computer.
Marking Single Photos with Transfer Orders
1 In single photo view, open the photo selection screen.
FUNC.
[
Transfer Orders]
appears on the screen.
2 Select (
) the photo you want to mark with a transfer order.
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 Repeat steps 2-3 to mark additional photos with transfer orders or
press FUNC. twice to close the menu.
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Setting Transfer Orders from the Index Screen
Options
[Individual Photos]
Opens the same screen described previously
in Marking Single Photos with Transfer Orders. Continue from
step 3 of that procedure to set the transfer order.
[Selected Photos]
Marks all the photos selected in advance
(marked with a
checkmark) with a transfer order. Refer to Preselecting Recordings from the Index Screen ( 57).
[Remove All]
Removes all the transfer orders.
1 Open the photo index screen.
You can select the photos in the built-in memory or on the memory
card.
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2 Select (
,
) the photo you want to mark with a transfer order.
This step is not necessary to set transfer orders for previously selected
photos or to remove all the transfer orders.
3 Set the transfer orders.
FUNC.
[
Transfer Orders]
FUNC.
[OK]
Desired option
[Yes]
Transferming photos marked with transfer orders
Connect the camcorder to the computer and select [
Transfer Orders] in the transfer menu (
133).
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Photos with
Additional Information
This chapter contains troubleshooting advice, screen messages, handling and maintenance tips, and other information.
Appendix: Menu Options Lists
Menu items not available appear grayed out. For details about how to
select an item, refer to Using the Menus (
36). For details about each
function, see the reference page. Menu options without a reference
page are explained after the tables. Menu options in boldface indicate
default values.
FUNC. Menu
FUNC. Menu
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FUNC. Menu - Recording Modes
Menu item
Recording programs
Setting options
[
[
[
[
[
[
[
[
Light metering mode
[
[
z
Programmed AE],
Shutter-Priority AE],
Aperture-Priority AE]
Cine Mode]
Portrait], [ Sports], [ Snow],
Beach], [ Sunset], [
Night Scene],
Low Light], [ Spotlight], [ Fireworks],
Underwater], [
Surface]
Evaluative],
Center-Weighted Average], [
z
64
z
–
66
z
z
61
–
z
105
Spot]
White balance
[
[
[
Automatic], [ Daylight], [
Shade],
Cloudy], [
Tungsten], [
Fluorescent],
Fluorescent H], [ Custom WB]
z
z
76
Image effects
[
[
[
Image Effect Off], [
Vivid],
Neutral], [
Low Sharpening],
Soft Skin Detail], [
Custom Effect]
z
z
77
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Menu item
Setting options
[
[
[
Digital Effect Off], [ Fade Trigger],
Wipe], [ Black & White], [ Sepia],
Art]
z
–
[
[
Digital Effect Off], [
Sepia]
–
z
Drive mode
[
[
[
Single], [
Continuous Shooting],
Hi-Speed Continuous Shooting],
Auto Exposure Bracketing]
–
z
103
Recording mode
[
[
[
[
[
z
–
46
Simultaneous
recording
[
[
Simultaneous Recording Off],
2304x1296], [
848x480]
[
Super Fine], [
Photo size/quality
[
[
2304x1296], [
1600x1200], [
[
Super Fine], [
Digital effects
Black & White],
High Quality 24 Mbps],
High Quality 17 Mbps],
High Quality 12 Mbps],
Standard Play 7 Mbps],
Long Play 5 Mbps]
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Fine], [
z
–
104
–
z
95
Normal]
2100x1575],
640x480]
Fine], [
79
Normal]
Setup Menus
FUNC. Menu - Playback Modes
(movie playback),
(playback of video snapshot scenes):
- available only
in the original index screen;
- available only in the playlist index screen; z - available in both; — - not available in either.
(photo playback):
- available only in single photo view;
- available only in
the photo index screen; z - available in both; — - not available in either.
Menu item
Setting options
[Select Music]
[Off], list of background music tracks
[Select]
[Individual Scenes],
[Remove All Selections]
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[Individual Photos],
[Remove All Selections]
[Copy (
)]
z
–
[Divide]
[Move]
[All Scenes], [All Scenes (this date)],
[This Scene], [Selected Scenes]
[Protect]
[Print Orders]
[Transfer Orders]
[No], [Yes]
–
–
[All Photos], [This Photo],
[Selected Photos]
–
–
[All Scenes (this date)], [This Scene],
[Selected Scenes]
–
–
57
–
92
–
[No], [Yes]
[Add to Playlist]
69,
91,
105
–
–
–
–
–
[Individual Photos], [Selected Photos],
[Remove All]
–
–
0-99 copies
–
–
[Individual Photos],
[Selected Photos (1 copy each)],
[Remove All]
–
–
–
–
–
[Individual Photos], [Selected Photos],
[Remove All]
–
–
–
109
–
88
–
87
–
90
108
117
135
Additional Information Š 139
Menu item
Setting options
[Rotate]
–
[Delete]
[All Scenes], [All Scenes (this date)],
[This Scene], [Selected Scenes]
–
–
[All Scenes], [This Scene]
[Scene Search]
–
[No], [Yes]
–
–
[All Photos], [This Photo],
[Selected Photos]
–
–
[Calendar Screen], [Date Selection]
[Scenes with Faces]
Setup Menus
/
106
–
89
98
–
–
58
53
–
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Camera Setup 1
Menu item
Setting options
[Rec Media for
Movies]
[Built-in Mem.], [Mem. Card]
z
z
[Rec Media for
Photos]
[Built-in Mem.], [Mem. Card]
z
z
[Frame Rate]
[
[
60i (Standard)], [
PF24]
z
–
–
[x.v.Color]
[
On
z
–
–
[Auto Rotate]
[
On], [
–
z
–
], [
Off]
Off]
PF30],
42
[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 (
66), the cinematic look will be enhanced.
[x.v.Color]: Uses a color space with an extended gamut to achieve
deeper colors, closer to real life.
140 Š Additional Information
• Use this function to record video only when you intend to play back your
recordings on an HDTV compatible with x.v.ColorTM, connected to the
camcorder using an HDMI cable. If recordings made with x.v.ColorTM
are played back on a non-compatible TV, colors may not be reproduced
correctly.
[Auto Rotate]: Photos that were recorded in portrait orientation (by turning
the camcorder on its side), will be rotated automatically and displayed
correctly during playback.
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Camera Setup 2
Menu item
Setting options
[Digital Zoom]
[Zoom Speed]
[AF Mode]
[AF-Assist Lamp]
[Focus Priority]
[Image Stabilizer]
[
Off], [
60x], [
Variable], [
Speed 2], [
Speed 3],
Speed 1]
–
–
z
z
47
[
Instant AF], [
Normal AF]
z
z
–
[
Automatic], [
Off]
–
z
102
[
[
AiAF Frames], [
Off]
–
z
–
[
Dynamic], [
z
–
–
[
On
[Auto Slow Shutter]
[
On], [
[Wind Screen]
[
Automatic], [
[
On
[Microphone
Attenuator]
z
300x]
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[
[
], [
Center Frame],
Standard], [
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.
Off
]
Off]
Optical zoom
Off]
–
z
–
z
–
–
z
–
–
z
–
–
Digital zoom
White
Light
blue
Dark
blue
Up to 15x
15x 60x
60x 300x
Additional Information Š 141
• With the digital zoom the image is digitally processed, so the image resolution will deteriorate the more you zoom in.
[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].
• When the recording mode is set to [ Underwater] or [
Surface], this
function is automatically set to [
Normal AF].
[Focus Priority]: When the focus priority is activated, the camcorder
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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].
• When focus priority is activated, if face detection (
75) is also activated, the camcorder will focus on the face of the main subject (white
face-detection frame) when one is detected.
[Image Stabilizer]: The image stabilizer compensates for camcorder
shake. You can select the degree of compensation.
[
Dynamic]: This setting compensates for a higher degree of camcorder shake, such as when shooting while walking, and is more effective
as the zoom approaches full wide angle.
[
Standard]: This setting compensates for a lower degree for camcorder shake, such as when shooting while remaining stationary, and is
suitable for shooting natural-looking scenes.
[
On
]: This setting compensates for camcorder shake when
shooting photos.
• If the degree of camcorder shake is too high, the image stabilizer may
not be able to fully compensate.
• We recommend setting the image stabilizer to [
Off] when using a
tripod.
142 Š Additional Information
• When recording movies with the optional Wide-converter or Tele-converter, set the image stabilizer to [
Standard].
[Auto Slow Shutter]: The camcorder automatically uses slow shutter
speeds to obtain brighter recordings in places with insufficient lighting.
• Minimum shutter speed used: 1/30; 1/12 when the frame rate is set to
[
PF24]; 1/15 when it is set to [
PF30].
• The auto slow shutter can only be activated when the recording program is set to [ Programmed AE], but the setting will not change even
if you set the camcorder to
mode.
• 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.
• When the recording mode is set to [ Underwater] or [
Surface], this
function is automatically set to [
Off].
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[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
].
[Microphone Attenuator]: Helps prevent audio distortions in due to high
audio recording levels.
• Set the microphone attenuator to [
On
] when the audio recording level (
81) is set correctly but the audio still sounds distorted.
When the microphone attenuator is activated,
appears on the
screen.
• When the recording mode is set to [ Underwater] or [
Surface], this
function is automatically set to [
Off].
Additional Information Š 143
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Camera Setup 3
Menu item
Setting options
z
z
71
z
z
–
Off], [
Level (White)],
Level (Gray)], [
Grid (White)],
Grid (Gray)]
z
z
–
[
On], [
z
–
82
[
[
Off], [
6 sec], [
–
z
–
[Self Timer]
[
On
[Focus Assist
Functions]
[
On], [
[Onscreen Markers]
[
[
[
[Audio Level
Indicator]
[Photo Review Time]
], [
Off]
Off]
Off]
2 sec], [
8 sec], [
4 sec],
10 sec]
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[Focus Assist Functions]: When the focus assist functions are activated,
the image at the center of the screen is magnified to help you focus manually (
74).
• When face detection is activated, instead of the center of the picture,
the camcorder will magnify the face of the person identified as the main
subject.
• Using the focus assist functions will not affect the recordings. They will
be cancelled automatically after 4 seconds or 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.
[Photo Review Time]: Selects the time to display a photo after it has been
recorded.
• The review time can only be set when the drive mode is set to [ Single].
• If you press DISP. while reviewing a photo it will continue to be displayed indefinitely. Press PHOTO halfway or FUNC. to return to the normal display.
144 Š Additional Information
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Playback Setup
Menu item
Setting options
[Rec Media for
Photos]
[Built-in Mem.], [Mem. Card]
z
–
42
[Photo Capture from
Video]
[
Single Photo], [
Photo Sequence]
z
–
107
[Photo Capture
Quality]
[
Super Fine], [
Fine], [
Normal]
z
–
107
[Data Code]
[
[
Date and Time],
z
–
–
[USB Connection
Type]
[
[
DVD Burner], [
Computer/Printer],
Connect and Set]
z
z
–
126
Date], [
Time], [
Camera Data]
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[Add Recordings to
Disc]
[All Scenes], [Remaining Scenes], [Playlist]
z
–
[All Photos], [Transfer Orders]
–
z
[
–
–
z
Print]
119
[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.
Additional Information Š 145
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
–
z
z
z
z
–
z
z
z
z
–
[LCD Brightness]
[LCD Screen
Dimmer]
[
On], [
[Component
Output]1, 2
[
480i], [
Off]
1080i]
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[TV Type]1
[
Normal TV], [
[AV/Headphones]
[
AV], [
[Headphone Volume]
[Speaker Volume]
[Demo Mode]
1
[
On], [
Wide TV]
Headphones]
Off]
–
–
z
–
–
z
z
z
z
82
z
z
z
z
83
–
–
z
z
–
z
z
–
–
–
Option not available when the camcorder is connected to an HDTV using an HDMI
cable.
2
The output will automatically be set to [
480i] when [TV Type] is set to [
Normal TV].
[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 will be displayed using the small font size regardless of the setting.
[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 or the brightness of the playback image on a
TV.
146 Š Additional Information
[LCD Screen Dimmer]: When set to [
On], the LCD screen is dimmed.
Doing so is ideal when using the camcorder in locations where the LCD’s
illumination could become a nuisance to others. Hold DISP. pressed
down for about 2 seconds to restore the LCD’s normal brightness.
• When the camcorder is powered using the compact power adapter, if
the camcorder is turned off and then on again, the dimmer function will
be canceled; when using only a battery pack, the dimmer function will
be maintained.
• Dimming the LCD screen does not affect the brightness of your recordings or the brightness of the playback image on a TV.
• When the screen dimmer is set to [
Off], the LCD screen will return
to the brightness level that was in use before the screen was dimmed.
[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 fullscreen.
[Speaker Volume]: Adjust (
) the volume of the playback. You can also
adjust the volume using the joystick guide (
50).
[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 without a memory card
for more than 5 minutes.
• To cancel the demo mode once it has started, press any button or turn
off the camcorder.
Additional Information Š 147
System Setup 2
Menu item
Setting options
[Wireless Remote
Control]
[
[Notification Sounds]
[
[
On], [
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
43
z
z
z
z
–
–
–
–
z
–
[Control for HDMI]1
[Initialize
/
]
Off]
Off]
[Built-in Mem.], [Mem. Card]
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[Quick Initialization],
[Complete Initialization]
[Photo Numbering]
[
[Firmware]
–
1
Reset], [
Continuous]
Option not available when the camcorder is connected to an HDTV using an HDMI
cable.
2 Option available only from the original movies index screen.
[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.
[Quick Start]: Select whether to activate the Quick Start function (
48)
when you close the LCD panel in a recording mode and the length of time
after which the camcorder will end the standby mode and shut off automatically.
148 Š Additional Information
[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 remote control of the TV.
• If set to [
On], when the camcorder is connected to a compatible
HDTV using an HDMI cable, the video input on the TV will automatically
be set to the camcorder’s video input. Then, you can 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 remote control of the TV, set [Control for HDMI] to [
Off] and 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 a recording 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.
• The photo number indicates the name and location of the file on the
memory card. For example, the file name of a photo numbered 1010107 is “IMG_0107.JPG”, stored under the folder “DCIM\101CANON”.
[Firmware]: You can verify the current version of the camcorder's firmware. This menu option is usually unavailable.
Additional Information Š 149
Language and Date/Time Setup
Menu item
[Language
]
Setting options
[
], [DEUTSCH],
[
], [ENGLISH],
[ESPAÑOL], [FRANÇAIS],
[ITALIANO], [MAGYAR], [MELAYU],
[NEDERLANDS], [POLSKI],
[PORTUGUÊS], [
],
[TÜRKÇE], [
],
[
], [
], [
],
[
], [
],
[
], [
], [
]
z
z
z
z
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40
[Time Zone/DST]
List of world time zones
z
z
z
z
40
[Date/Time]
–
z
z
z
z
39
[Date Format]
[Y.M.D AM/PM (2009.1.1 AM 12:00)],
[Y.M.D 24H (2009.1.1 0:00)],
[M.D,Y AM/PM
(Jan. 1, 2009 12:00 AM)],
[M.D,Y 24H (Jan. 1, 2009 0:00)],
[D.M.Y AM/PM
(1.Jan.2009 12:00 AM)],
[D.M.Y 24H (1.Jan.2009 0:00)]
z
z
z
z
–
[Calendar Start Day]
[Saturday], [Sunday], [Monday]
–
–
z
–
–
[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 (
53).
150 Š Additional Information
Information Screens
Menu item
Setting options
[Memory Info]
–
z
z
z
z
–
[Memory Card Info]
–
z
z
z
z
–
[Battery Info]
–
z
z
z
z
–
[HDMI Status]
–
z
z
z
z
–
[Memory Info]/[Memory Card Info]: Displays a screen where you can verify how much of the built-in memory 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 (
playback time (
,
mode).
,
mode) or
[HDMI Status]: Displays a screen where you can verify the standard of the
video output signal from the HDMI OUT terminal.
Additional Information Š 151
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
• Is the battery charged? Is the compact power adapter correctly connected to the camcorder? (
27)
Recording
• Did you turn the camcorder on and correctly set it to a recording
mode? (
45, 94) If you are recording on a memory card, is one correctly inserted into the camcoder? (
42)
Playback
• Did you turn the camcorder on and correctly set it to playback mode?
(
50, 97) If you are playing back recordings from a memory card, is
one correctly inserted into the camcorder? (
42) Does it contain any
recordings?
Other
• Does the camcorder make a rattling sound? The internal lens fixture
can move when the camcorder is turned off or in a playback mode.
This is not a malfunction.
Power source
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The camcorder will not turn on or it turns off by itself.
- The battery pack is exhausted. Replace or charge the battery pack.
- Remove the battery pack and reattach it correctly.
Cannot charge the battery pack.
- Make sure the camcorder is off so charging can start.
- The temperature of the battery pack is outside the charging range. If the battery pack’s temperature is below 0 °C (32 °F), warm it before charging it; if it is above 40 °C (104 °F), let the
battery pack cool down before charging it.
- Charge the battery pack in temperatures between 0 °C and 40 °C (32 °F and 104 °F).
- The battery pack is faulty. Replace the battery pack.
- The camcorder cannot communicate with the battery pack attached. Such battery packs cannot be charged using this camcorder.
152 Š Additional Information
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.
- The camcorder may become hot after using it continuously for long periods of time; this is not
a malfunction. If the camcorder becomes unusually hot or it becomes hot after using it only
for a short while, it may indicate a problem with the camcorder. Consult a Canon Service Center.
The battery pack is exhausted extremely quickly even at normal temperatures.
- The battery may have reached the end of its battery life. Buy a new battery pack.
Recording
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Pressing START/STOP will not start recording.
- You cannot record while the camcorder is writing previous recordings onto the memory
(while the ACCESS indicator is on or flashing). Wait until the camcorder has finished.
- The memory is full or it already contains the maximum number of scenes (3,999 scenes).
Delete some recordings (
58, 98) or initialize the memory (
43) to free some space.
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/end of recording. This is not a malfunction.
The camcorder will not focus.
- Autofocus does not work on the subject. Focus manually (
74).
- The lens or Instant AF sensor is dirty. Clean the lens or sensor with a soft lens-cleaning cloth
(
173). Never use tissue paper to clean the lens.
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 memory contains a large number of scenes, some operations may take longer than
usual. Save your recordings (
125) and initialize the memory (
43).
Movies or photos cannot be recorded properly.
- This may occur as movies and photos are recorded/deleted over time. Save your recordings
(
125) and initialize the memory (
43).
Additional Information Š 153
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] (
104), or if either the digital zoom
(
141) or a digital effect (
79) is activated.
Playback
Cannot add scenes to the playlist.
- The playlist can contain a maximum of 999 scenes. 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.
- You may not be able to add to the playlist scenes that were edited using the software on the
supplied Video Tools CD-ROM and were then written back to the camcorder.
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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 memory contains a large number of scenes, some operations may take longer than
usual. Save your recordings (
125) and initialize the memory (
43).
Cannot delete a photo.
- The photo is protected. Remove the protection (
108).
When playing back video snapshot scenes or a slideshow with background music, the music
track is not played back correctly.
- Save your recordings (
125) and initialize the memory (
43). Then, transfer the music
files first and only then write the video files back to the camcorder.
Indicators and Onscreen Displays
lights up in red.
- Battery pack is exhausted. Replace or charge the battery pack.
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 if the display does not change back to normal.
- The memory card is full. Replace the memory card or delete some recordings (
58, 98) to
free some space on the memory card.
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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 in the memory. This is not a malfunction.
appears on the screen.
- The camcorder has become hot while in the [Underwater] or [Surface] recording program.
Turn off the camcorder and let it cool down. If the camcorder becomes too hot while in either
recording program, it may automatically turn off.
The red ON/OFF (CHG) 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 red ON/OFF (CHG) indicator flashes very slowly (
one flash at 2second intervals).
- The temperature of the battery pack is outside the charging range. If the battery pack’s temperature is below 0 °C (32 °F), warm it before charging it; if it is above 40 °C (104 °F), let the
battery pack cool down before charging it.
- 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.
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Picture and Sound
The screen appears too dark.
- The LCD screen was dimmed. Hold DISP. pressed down for 2 seconds to restore the LCD
screen to its normal brightness.
Screen displays turn on and off repeatedly.
- The battery pack is exhausted. Replace or charge the battery pack.
- Remove the battery pack and reattach it correctly.
Abnormal characters appear on the screen and the camcorder does not operate properly.
- Disconnect the power source and reconnect it after a short time. 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.
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 recording program to
[Programmed AE] or [Shutter-Priority AE] (
64). This is not a malfunction.
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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
(
143) or adjust the audio recording level manually (
81).
The picture is displayed correctly but there is no sound from the built-in speaker.
- Speaker volume is turned off. Adjust the volume.
- If the STV-250N Stereo Video Cable is connected to the camcorder, disconnect it.
- The AV terminal is set to headphone output. Set
[AV/Headphones] to [AV].
Memory Card and Accessories
Cannot insert the memory card.
- The memory card was not facing the correct direction. Turn the memory card over and insert
it.
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Cannot record on the memory card.
- The memory card is full. Delete some recordings (
58, 98) to free some space or replace
the memory card.
- Initialize the memory card (
43) when you use it with the camcorder for the first time.
- The LOCK switch on the memory card is set to prevent accidental erasure. Change the position of the LOCK switch.
- A compatible SD/SDHC memory card must be used to be able to record movies on a memory
card (
41).
- The folder and file numbers have reached their maximum value. Set
[Photo Numbering] to [Reset] 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 (
104).
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.
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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.
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].
- 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.
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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
or
to [Connect and Set].
- 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
or
to [Connect and Set].
- Disconnect the USB cable and turn off the printer. After a short while turn it on again and
restore the connection.
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
or
to [Connect and Set].
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List of Messages (in alphabetical order)
Following the list of messages for the camcorder you can find separate
lists for print-related messages (
165) and for messages that appear
only when using the optional DW-100 DVD Burner (
164).
Access error
- There was an error when reading the memory or attempting to write onto it.
- This message can also appear if condensation has formed (
173). Wait until the camcorder dries completely before resuming use.
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.
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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.
Buffer overflow. Recording was stopped.
- 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, 4 or 6.
Built-in memory error
- The built-in memory could not be read.
Built-in memory is full
- The built-in memory is full (“
End” appears on the screen). Delete some recordings
(
58, 98) to free some space.
Cannot access the built-in memory
- There is a problem with the built-in memory.
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.
- If you are using a battery pack recommended by Canon for use with this camcorder, there
may be a problem with the camcorder or battery pack. Consult a Canon Service Center.
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 (
58, 98) or reduce the number of
scenes to copy.
- The memory card already contains the maximum number of scenes (3,999 scenes). Delete
some scenes (
58) to free some space.
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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. Save your recordings (
125) and initialize the memory (
43). Write back the
backup files and try dividing the scene again.
Cannot edit
- Could not move a scene in the playlist.
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 memory.
Cannot play back Cannot access the built-in memory
- There is a problem with the built-in memory.
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Cannot play back Check the memory card
- There is a problem with the memory card.
Cannot play the movies in the built-in memory Initialize only using the camcorder
- The camcorder's built-in memory was initialized using a computer. Initialize the built-in memory with this camcorder (
43).
Cannot play the movies on this memory card
- Movies cannot be played back from a 64 MB or smaller memory card.
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 (
43).
Cannot record
- There is a problem with the memory.
Cannot record Cannot access the built-in memory
- There is a problem with the built-in memory.
Cannot record Check the memory card
- There is a problem with the memory card.
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 (
46) or replace the memory card with one rated
Speed Class 4 or 6.
Cannot record movies in the built-in memory Initialize only using the camcorder
- The camcorder's built-in memory was initialized using a computer. Initialize the built-in memory with this camcorder (
43).
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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 (
43).
Change the battery pack
- Battery pack is exhausted. Replace or charge the battery pack.
Check the memory card
- Cannot access the memory card. Check the memory card and make sure it is inserted correctly.
- 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 (
41).
- 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 (
43). (Doing so will erase all the recordings on the memory
card.)
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Could not add the scene(s) to the playlist
- One or more scenes could not be added to the playlist. The playlist can contain a maximum of
999 scenes. 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 scenes from the playlist
(
89).
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 6.
Do not disconnect the USB cable or the power source until you safely end the connection from
the computer. Cannot write data with this connection. To write data to the camcorder,
connect the compact power adapter then reconnect the camcorder and computer.
- The camcorder cannot be operated while it is not being powered by the compact power
adapter and is connected to a computer with the supplied USB cable. In addition, scenes cannot be written back and music files cannot be transferred to the camcorder. To avoid corrupting the data in the camcorder's memory, use the computer's Safely Remove Hardware
function to end the connection and disconnect the USB cable before using the camcorder.
- To be able to write back scenes and to transfer music files to the camcorder, use the computer's Safely Remove Hardware function to end the connection, disconnect the USB cable,
power the camcorder using the compact power adapter and only then connect it to the computer again.
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Do not disconnect the USB cable or the power source until you safely end the connection from
the computer. Connect the compact power adapter
- 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.
- To be able to write back scenes and to transfer music files to the camcorder, power the camcorder using the compact power adapter and only then connect it to the computer using the
supplied USB cable.
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].
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File name error
- The folder and file numbers have reached their maximum value. Set
[Photo Numbering] to [Reset] and delete all the photos on the memory card (
98) or initialize it (
43).
Initialize only using the camcorder
- There is a problem with the file system that prevents accessing the selected memory. Initialize the memory with this camcorder (
43).
LCD Screen has been dimmed
- Hold DISP. pressed for 2 seconds to restore the LCD screen to its normal brightness.
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, 4 or 6.
Mem. Card Number of scenes already at maximum
- The memory card already contains the maximum number of scenes (3,999 scenes); no further scenes can be copied onto the memory card. Delete some scenes (
58) to free some
space.
Mem. Card Unable to recognize the data
- The memory card contains scenes recorded in a different television system (PAL or SECAM).
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 (
the memory card.
42).
58, 98) to free some space or replace
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Memory card is write-protected
- The LOCK switch on the memory card is set to prevent accidental erasure. Change the position of the LOCK switch (
170).
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.
No memory card
- There is no memory card in the camcorder.
No photos
- There are no photos to play back.
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No scenes
- There are no scenes in the memory selected.
- After selecting [Scene Search]
[Scenes with Faces]: No scenes contain people’s faces or
no scenes were recorded using the face detection function.
Not available in Dual Shot
- You pressed a button that cannot be used in
mode. Set the camera mode dial to
or
to set the camcorder to flexible recording mode.
Number of scenes already at maximum
- The maximum number of scenes (3,999 scenes) has been reached. Delete some scenes
(
58) to free some space.
- The playlist can contain a maximum of 999 scenes.
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 (
89).
Print order error
- You attempted to set more than 998 photos in the print order.
Reading the built-in memory
- Reading data from the built-in memory.
Reading the memory card
- Reading data from the memory card.
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Recording program: Underwater / Surface
Turn on the camcorder while holding PHOTO pressed down to change the recording program
.
- The camcorder was turned on while in the [Underwater] or [Surface] recording program.
- To switch the recording mode between [Underwater] and [Surface], turn on the camcorder
while holding PHOTO pressed down.
Scene recorded using another device. Cannot divide the scene.
- Scenes recorded using another device cannot be divided with this camcorder.
Some
photos could not be deleted
- Protected photos (
) cannot be deleted. Remove the protection (
108).
Some scenes could not be added to the playlist
- Scenes that were not recorded with this camcorder cannot be added to the playlist.
- The playlist can contain a maximum of 999 scenes. 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 scenes from the playlist (
89).
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Some scenes could not be deleted
- Movies that were protected/edited with other devices cannot be deleted with this camcorder.
Some scenes were recorded using another device and cannot be copied.
- Scenes that were not recorded with this camcorder cannot be copied to the memory card.
Task in progress. Do not disconnect the power source.
- The camcorder is updating the memory. Do not disconnect the compact power adapter or
remove the battery pack.
The camcorder is set to photo mode
- You pressed START/STOP while recording photos (
mode).
The lens cover is not fully open. Turn the camcorder off, then on again.
- The lens cover did not open fully. Turn the camcorder off, then on again. If this does not solve
the problem, consult a Canon Service Center.
This
photo could not be deleted
- Protected photos (
) cannot be deleted. Remove the protection (
108).
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.
This scene was recorded using another device and cannot be added to the playlist.
- Scenes that were not recorded with this camcorder cannot be added to the playlist.
This scene was recorded using another device and cannot be copied.
- Scenes that were not recorded with this camcorder cannot be copied to the memory card.
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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 to fewer than 2,500 photos.
- If a dialog box appeared on the computer screen, close it. Disconnect the USB cable, and
restore the connection after a short while.
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).
Unable to recover data
- Could not recover a corrupted file.
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Messages Related to the Optional DW100 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
(
42).
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 (
173). Wait until the DVD
burner dries completely before resuming use.
- The disc may not be loaded correctly. Try removing the disc and reinserting it.
Error reading the data
- An error occurred while reading the recordings from the camcorder.
- Check that the USB cable was not accidentally disconnected.
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No disc
- Insert a disc into the DVD Burner.
- This message can appear also if condensation has formed (
burner dries completely before resuming use.
173). Wait until the DVD
No photos
- There are no photos to add to the disc.
No scenes
- There are no scenes 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 (
135).
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Operation canceled
- The USB cable was disconnected and the operation was canceled. Check the USB connection.
- The scenes selected to be written on the disc include scenes recorded in MXP mode. Add to
the playlist in advance only those scenes recorded in other recording modes and select the
[Playlist] option to create the disc.
Reading the disc
- Reading data from the disc.
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.
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File error
- You attempted to print a photo that was recorded with another camcorder, has a different
compression, or was edited on a computer.
Hardware error
- Cancel printing. Turn off the printer and turn it back on.
- Check the printer status.
- Ink tank errors have occurred. Replace the ink tank.
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.
Ink error
- An empty ink cartridge is installed. Replace the ink cartridge.
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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.
Paper error
- There is a problem with the paper. The paper is not correctly loaded or the paper size is
wrong.
- 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, have 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.
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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.
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.
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Readjust trim settings
- The trimming settings for this photo were lost as a result of changes in the paper-related settings.
NOTES
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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Do’s and Don’ts
Handling Precautions
Camcorder
Be sure to observe the following precautions to ensure maximum performance.
• Save your recordings periodically. Make sure to transfer your recordings to an external device such as a computer or digital video recorder
(
125) and save them on a regular basis. This will protect your important recordings in case of damage and create more free space on the
memory. Canon shall not be liable for any data loss.
• Do not carry the camcorder by the LCD panel. Be careful when closing
the LCD panel. When using the wrist strap, do not allow the camcorder
to swing and hit an object.
• Do not leave the camcorder in places subject to high temperatures (like
the inside of a car parked 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 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 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 vibration as this may cause damage.
• When mounting the camcorder on a
5.5 mm
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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• 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.
Long-term storage
If you do not intend to use the camcorder for a long time, store it in a
place free of dust, in low humidity, and at temperatures not higher than
30 °C (86 °F).
Battery Pack
DANGER!
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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.
• Dirty terminals may cause a poor contact between the battery pack and
the camcorder. Wipe the terminals with a soft cloth.
Long-term storage
• Store battery packs in a dry place at temperatures no higher than 30 °C
(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.
Remaining battery time
If the remaining battery time displayed is not correct, charge the battery
pack fully. Still, the correct time may not be displayed if a fully charged
battery pack is used continuously in high temperatures or it is left unused
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played, depending on the battery life. Use the time shown on the screen
as an approximation.
Regarding the use of non-Canon battery packs
• 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 Intelligent System 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.
Memory Card
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• 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.
• 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.
LOCK switch
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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 built-in lithium battery is recharged
while you use the camcorder; however, it will discharge completely if
you do not use the camcorder for about 3 months.
To recharge the built-in lithium battery: Connect the compact power
adapter to the camcorder and leave it connected for 24 hours with the
camcorder off.
Lithium Button Battery
WARNING!
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• 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 details.
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Disposal
When you delete movies or initialize the memory, 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 or memory card to another person, initialize the
built-in memory or memory card using the [Complete Initialization]
option (
43). 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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Maintenance/Others
Cleaning
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 and Instant AF Sensor
• 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
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• 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.
Condensation
Moving the camcorder rapidly between hot and cold temperatures may
cause condensation (water droplets) to form on its internal surfaces.
Stop using the camcorder if condensation is detected. Continued use
may damage the camcorder.
Condensation may form in the following cases:
• When the camcorder is moved quickly from cold to warm places
• When the camcorder is left in a humid room
• When a cold room is heated rapidly
To avoid condensation
• Do not expose the camcorder to sudden or extreme changes in temperature.
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• Remove the memory card and battery pack. Then, place the camcorder
in an airtight plastic bag and let it adjust gradually to temperature
changes before removing it from the bag.
When condensation is detected
The 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.
Using the Camcorder Abroad
Power Sources
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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.
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.
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General Information
Accessories (Availability differs from area to area)
AVCHD discs/
Photo DVDs
PictBridgecompatible printers
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Card
reader/writer
Computer
TV/HDTV
VCR/DVD
recorder
Optional accessories not listed below are described in more detail in
the following pages.
SS-600/SS-650 Shoulder Strap
WS-30 Wrist Strap*
WL-D88 Wireless Controller
CA-570 Compact Power Adapter
DW-100 DVD Burner
ZR-1000 Zoom Remote Controller
ZR-2000 Zoom Remote Controller
IFC-400PCU USB Cable
SD/SDHC memory card
DTC-100 D Terminal Cable
CTC-100 Component Cable
CTC-100/S Component Cable*
STV-250N Stereo Video Cable
* Supplied with the camcorder; not available as an optional accessory.
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NOTES
• 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.
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.
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
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When you need extra battery packs,
select one of the following models:
BP-808*/BP-809(B)*/BP-809(S)*/
BP-819/BP-827
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.
* Please note that the shape/color of this battery does not match the external design
of the camcorder.
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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.
Charging conditions
Battery pack
BP-808/BP-809
BP-819
BP-827
Using the camcorder
155 min.
275 min.
395 min.
Using the CG-800 Battery Charger
105 min.
190 min.
260 min.
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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 built-in memory
Battery pack
BP-808/
BP-809
Usage time
Recording mode
MXP
FXP
XP+
SP
LP
Recording (maximum) 95 min.
95 min. 100 min. 100 min. 100 min.
Recording (typical)*
60 min.
60 min.
Playback
155 min. 155 min. 160 min. 160 min. 160 min.
65 min.
65 min.
65 min.
Recording (maximum) 195 min. 195 min. 200 min. 205 min. 205 min.
BP-819
Recording (typical)*
125 min. 130 min. 130 min. 130 min. 130 min.
Playback
305 min. 310 min. 320 min. 320 min. 320 min.
Recording (maximum) 295 min. 295 min. 305 min. 305 min. 305 min.
BP-827
Recording (typical)*
190 min. 195 min. 200 min. 200 min. 200 min.
Playback
475 min. 480 min. 495 min. 495 min. 495 min.
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Using a memory card
Battery pack
BP-808/
BP-809
Usage time
Recording mode
MXP
FXP
XP+
SP
LP
Recording (maximum) 95 min.
95 min. 100 min. 100 min. 100 min.
Recording (typical)*
60 min.
60 min.
Playback
150 min. 155 min. 155 min. 160 min. 160 min.
65 min.
65 min.
65 min.
Recording (maximum) 190 min. 190 min. 200 min. 200 min. 200 min.
BP-819
Recording (typical)*
125 min. 130 min. 130 min. 130 min. 130 min.
Playback
300 min. 305 min. 315 min. 315 min. 315 min.
Recording (maximum) 290 min. 295 min. 305 min. 305 min. 305 min.
BP-827
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Recording (typical)*
190 min. 190 min. 195 min. 200 min. 200 min.
Playback
460 min. 475 min. 485 min. 485 min. 485 min.
* Approximate times for recording with repeated operations such as start/stop,
zooming, and power on/off.
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 2.3 m (7.5 ft.).
• When the Tele-converter is attached, a shadow may appear in the picture when you use the flash.
WD-H37ll Wide-converter
This Wide-converter 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.
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FS-H37U Filter Set
Neutral density and MC protector filters
help you to control difficult lighting conditions.
SC-2000 Soft Carrying Case
A handy camcorder bag with padded
compartments and plenty of space for
accessories.
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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.
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.
VFL-2 Video Flash Light
This video flash light allows you to
record photos and movies even at night
or in dark places. It attaches to the camcorder’s mini advanced shoe for cablefree operation.
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RA-V1 Remote Control Adapter
Attaching this adapter to the mini
advanced shoe allows you to use the
optional ZR-2000 or ZR-1000 Zoom
Remote Controller, which is useful when
operating the camcorder while it is
mounted on a tripod.
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.
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WP-V1 Waterproof Case
This case allows you to record movies
and take photos underwater without getting the camcorder wet.
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-809 Battery Pack
WL-D88 Wireless Controller
STV-250N Stereo Video Cable
IFC-400PCU USB Cable
WS-30 Wrist Strap
8468A002AA
D85-1882-000
D83-0770-000
3067A002AA (D82-0590-002)
9370A001AA
D81-1530-00
Optional Accessories
BP-808 Battery Pack
BP-809 Battery Pack
2740B002AA
2588B003AA (silver),
2588B004AA (black)
BP-819 Battery Pack
2589B002AA
BP-827 Battery Pack
3185B002AA
CG-800 Battery Charger
2590B002AA
TL-H37 Tele-converter
3573B001AA
WD-H37ll Wide-converter
3572B001AA
FS-H37U Filter Set
8837A001AA
VL-5 Video Light
3186B001AA
VFL-2 Video Flash Light
3574B001AA
DM-100 Directional Stereo Microphone 2591B002AA
HTC-100 HDMI Cable
2384B001AA
CTC-100 Component Cable
1719B001AA
SS-650 Shoulder Strap
3123A001AA
SS-600 Shoulder Strap
3122A001AA
SC-2000 Soft Carrying Case
9389A001AA
RA-V1 Remote Control Adapter
3924B001AA
ZR-1000 Zoom Remote Controller
3089A002AA
ZR-2000 Zoom Remote Controller
0973B002AA
WP-V1 Waterproof Case
3922B002AA
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Specifications
VIXIA HF21
System
• Recording System
Movies: AVCHD
Video compression: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264;
Audio compression: Dolby Digital 2ch
Photos: DCF (Design rule for camera system), compatible with Exif* Ver. 2.2 and with DPOF
Image compression: JPEG (Super Fine, Fine, Normal)
* 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.
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• Size of Video Recordings
MXP, FXP mode: 1920 x 1080 pixels
XP+, SP, LP mode: 1440 x 1080 pixels
• Size of Photos
mode: LW 2304x1296, L 2100x1575, M 1600x1200, S 640 x 480 pixels
Simultaneous recording: LW 2304x1296, SW 848x480 pixels
Capturing photos from a playback scene: MW 1920x1080 pixels
• Television System
1080/60i*
* Recordings made with the [PF24], [PF30] frame rate are converted and recorded on the memory as 60i.
• Recording Media
Built-in flash memory, 64 GB; SD or SDHC (SD High Capacity) memory card (not included)
• Maximum Recording Time (approximate figures)
64 GB built-in memory:
MXP mode: 5 hr. 55 min. FXP mode: 8 hr. 20 min. XP+ mode: 11 hr. 30 min.
SP mode: 19 hr. 10 min. LP mode: 24 hr. 30 min.
Commercially available 16 GB memory card:
MXP mode: 1 hr. 25 min. FXP mode: 2 hr. 5 min. XP+ mode: 2 hr. 50 min.
SP mode: 4 hr. 45 min. LP mode: 6 hr. 5 min.
• Image Sensor
1/4-inch CMOS, approx. 3,890,000 pixels
Effective pixels:
Movies:
approx. 2,990,000 pixels
16:9 photos:
approx. 2,990,000 pixels
4:3 photos:
approx. 3,310,000 pixels
• LCD Screen: 2.7 in., wide, TFT color, approx. 211,000 dots
• Microphone: Stereo electret condenser microphone
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• Lens
f=4.1-61.5 mm, F/1.8-3.2, 15x optical zoom
35 mm equivalent: 39.5 – 592.5 mm
• Lens Configuration: 11 elements in 9 groups (1 double-sided aspheric element)
• AF System
Autofocus (TTL + external distance sensor when set to [Instant AF]) or Manual focus
• Filter Diameter: 37 mm
• Minimum Focusing Distance
1 m (3.3 ft.); 1 cm (0.39 in.) at full wide angle
• White Balance
Auto white balance, custom white balance and preset white balance settings:
Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H
• Minimum Illumination
0.4 lx ([Low Light] recording program, Shutter speed at 1/2)
5.5 lx ([Programmed AE] recording program, Auto slow shutter [On], Shutter speed at 1/30)
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• Image Stabilization: Optical-Shift Image Stabilizer ([Dynamic] setting available when recording
movies)
Terminals
• AV OUT/
Terminal
∅ 3.5 mm minijack; output only (dual purpose terminal also for headphones stereo output)
Video: 1 Vp-p / 75 Ω unbalanced
Audio: –10 dBV (47 kΩ load) / 3 kΩ or less
• USB Terminal: mini-B, USB 2.0 (Hi-Speed USB)
• COMPONENT OUT Terminal (proprietary mini-D terminal)
Luminance (Y): 1 Vp-p / 75 Ω; Chrominance (PB/PR (CB/CR)): ±350 mV / 75 Ω
1080i (D3) / 480i (D1) compatible; output only
• HDMI OUT Terminal
HDMI mini connector; output only; compatible with HDMI-CEC and x.v.ColorTM
• MIC Terminal
∅ 3.5 mm stereo minijack
–57 dBV (with 600 Ω microphone) / 5 kΩ or more
Power/Others
• Power supply (rated)
7.4 V DC (battery pack), 8.4 V DC (compact power adapter)
• Power consumption: 3.6 W (SP mode, AF on, LCD normal brightness)
• Operating temperature: 0 – 40 °C (32 – 104 °F)
• Dimensions [W x H x D] (excluding the grip belt): 70 x 62 x 124 mm (2.8 x 2.4 x 4.9 in.)
• Weight (camcorder body only): 340 g (12 oz.)
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• When the recording program is set to [Underwater] or [Surface]
- The following settings are adjusted: white balance, image effects, light metering
- The following functions are not available: mini video light, flash, face detection, Instant AF, auto slow
shutter, AF-assist lamp, manual audio recording level adjustment, microphone attenuator, zoom
speed adjustment (zoom speed is locked at [Speed 3])
- Minimum focusing distance from the waterproof case lens window
In the water: approx. 75 cm (2.5 ft.); approx. 5 cm (2 in.) at full wide angle
In the air: approx. 1 m (3.3 ft.); approx. 5 cm (2 in.) at full wide angle
CA-570 Compact Power Adapter
• Power supply: 100 – 240 V AC, 50/60 Hz
• Rated output / consumption: 8.4 V DC, 1.5 A / 29 VA (100 V) – 39 VA (240 V)
• Operating temperature: 0 – 40 °C (32 – 104 °F)
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• Dimensions: 52 x 29 x 90 mm (2.1 x 1.1 x 3.5 in.)
• Weight: 135 g (4.8 oz.)
BP-809 Battery Pack
• Battery type
Rechargeable lithium ion battery, compatible with Intelligent System
• Rated voltage: 7.4 V DC
• Operating temperature: 0 – 40 °C (32 – 104 °F)
• Battery capacity: 890 mAh
• Dimensions: 30.7 x 27.5 x 40.2 mm (1.2 x 1.1 x 1.6 in.)
• Weight: 47 g (1.7 oz)
Weight and dimensions are approximate. Errors and omissions excepted.
The information in this manual is verified as of June 2009. Subject to change without
notice.
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About the music files
The specifications of the music files compatible with the camcorder
are as follows.
Audio encoding: Linear PCM
Audio sampling: 48 kHz, 16 bits, 2 channels
Minimum length: 1 second
File extension: WAV
The music data is saved in the memory under the following folder
structure.
In the built-in memory:
CANON
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MUSIC_01.WAV to MUSIC_99.WAV
On the memory card:
CANON
PRIVATE
MY_MUSIC
MUSIC_01.WAV to MUSIC_99.WAV
The Music Data CD-ROM includes extra music tracks (under the
folder MUSIC1) in addition to the music tracks (under the folder
MUSIC2) that come pre-installed in the built-in memory. You can
replace the pre-installed music tracks or transfer additional music
files from the CD-ROM to enjoy a wider variety of background
music tracks.
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Index
24F progressive frame rate . . .26, 140
24p Cinema Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . .66
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Abroad, using the camcorder . . . .174
AF-assist lamp . . . . . . . . . . . . . .102
Aperture (f number) . . . . . . . . . . . .64
Aspect ratio of a connected TV
(TV type) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .147
Audio recording level . . . . . . . . . . .81
Auto exposure bracketing . . . . . .103
Auto slow shutter . . . . . . . . . . . .143
Autofocus (AF)
AF frame
(9-point AiAF/Center point) .142
Instant AF/Normal AF . . . . . .142
Av (recording program) . . . . . . . . .64
AV OUT/ terminal . . . .82, 120, 122
AVCHD specifications . . . . . . . . . . .8
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D
Data code . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80, 145
Date and time . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39
Date format . . . . . . . . . . . . . 150
Daylight saving time . . . . . . . . 40
Time zone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40
Deleting
Movies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58, 89
Photos . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 96, 98
Digital effects . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79
Direct print . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 112
Direct transfer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 131
Dividing scenes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 87
Drive mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 103
Dual Shot . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
DVD authoring . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 126
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Backlight correction . . . . . . . . . . . .73
Battery pack
Battery information . . . . .26, 151
Charging . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .27
Remaining charge indicator . . .26
Beach (recording program) . . . . . . .61
Built-in backup battery . . . . . . . . .171
C
Copying
Movies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 92
Photos . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 109
Calendar display . . . . . . . . . . . . . .53
Capturing photos from video . . . .107
Cine Mode (recording program) . . .66
COMPONENT OUT
terminal . . . . . . . . . . . . . .120, 122
Condensation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .173
Connections to external
devices . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .121
Continuous shooting . . . . . . . . . .103
E
Error messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 158
Exposure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72
F
Face detection
Playback . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55, 56
Recording . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75
Fireworks (recording program) . . . . 62
Flash . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 101
Flexible recording . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
Focus
Assist functions . . . . . . . . . . 144
Focus priority . . . . . . . . . . . . 142
Manual . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74
Frame rate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66, 140
FUNC. menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37, 137
H
HDMI OUT terminal . . . . . . . . . . . 121
HDMI-CEC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 149
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Headphones . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82
Histogram . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 107
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Image effects . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77
Image stabilizer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 142
Index screen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50, 52
Initialization
(built-in memory/memory card) . . 43
J
Joystick . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
Joystick guide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
L
Language . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
LCD screen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
LCD screen dimmer . . . . . . . . . .
Light metering mode . . . . . . . . .
Low light (recording program) . .
M
. . 40
. . 31
. 147
. 105
. . 62
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Magnifying photos . . . . . . . . . . . . 100
Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 173
Manual exposure adjustment . . . . . 72
Markers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 144
Memory card . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41, 170
MIC terminal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 85
Microphone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 85
Microphone attenuator . . . . . . . . 143
Mini advanced shoe . . . . . . . . . . . 84
Mini video light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66
N
Photo quality . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 95
Photo size . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 95
Playback
Movies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50
Photos . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 97
Playlist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 88
Portrait (recording program) . . . . . 61
Power save . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46
Pre-recording . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71
Pre-selecting recordings . . . . . . . . 57
Print order . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 117
Print/share button . . . . . . . . 113, 133
Printing photos . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 112
Protecting photos . . . . . . . . . . . . 108
Night scene (recording program) . . 61
Notification sounds . . . . . . . . . . . 148
O
Onscreen display selection . . . . . . 80
Original recordings . . . . . . . . . . . . 88
P
P (recording program) . . . . . . . . . . 64
Photo numbers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 149
Quick Start function . . . . . . . . . . . 48
R
Recording
Movies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45
Photos . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 94
Recording mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46
Recording programs . . . . . 61, 64, 66
Recording time . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47
Remote sensor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
RESET . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 155
Reviewing photos . . . . . . . . . . . . 144
Rotating photos . . . . . . . . . 106, 141
S
Saving recordings . . . . . . . . . . . . 125
Screen icons . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
SD/SDHC memory card . . . . . . . . 41
Searching for scenes with faces . . 55
Searching scenes by date . . . . . . . 53
Selecting the memory
for playback . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52
for recording . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42
Self timer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71
Serial number . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Setup menus . . . . . . . . . . . . 37, 140
Shutter speed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64
Additional Information Š 187
Simultaneous recording . . . . . . . .104
Slideshow . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .105
Snow (recording program) . . . . . . .61
Special Scene
(recording programs) . . . . . . . . . .61
Sports (recording program) . . . . . .61
Spotlight (recording program) . . . . .62
Sunset (recording program) . . . . . .61
Surface (recording program) . . . . . .62
T
Telephoto . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .47
Timeline . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .55
Transfer order . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .135
Transferring to a computer
Movies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .125
Photos . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .131
Tripod . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .168
Troubleshooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . .152
Tv (recording program) . . . . . . . . . .64
U
Underwater (recording program) . . 62
USB terminal . . . . . . . . . . . 120, 123
V
Video snapshot . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67
Volume . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50, 83, 147
W
White balance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76
Wide angle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47
Wind screen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 143
Wireless controller . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
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Zoom . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47
Digital zoom . . . . . . . . . . . . . 141
Zoom speed . . . . . . . . . 47, 141
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CANON CONSUMER DIGITAL VIDEO EQUIPMENT LIMITED
WARRANTY FOR THE UNITED STATES
The limited warranty set forth below is given by Canon U.S.A., Inc. (“Canon USA”) with respect to Canon Consumer
Digital Video Equipment (the “Equipment”) purchased in the United States. This limited warranty is only effective
upon presentation of your Bill of Sale or other proof of purchase.
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 purchase, except for a defective Video Head, which will be exchanged for a period of three
months from the date of purchase.
Labor: For a period of ONE YEAR from the date of original purchase, labor will be provided free of charge by our
factory service centers or designated service facilities located in the United States.
When returning Equipment under this warranty, you must pre-pay the shipping charges, and you must enclose the
Bill of Sale or other proof of purchase with a complete explanation of the problem. During the ONE-YEAR warranty
period, repairs will be made and the Equipment will be return-shipped to you free of charge. For repairs after the
warranty period is over, you will be given an estimate of the cost of repair and an opportunity to approve or
disapprove of the repair expense before it is incurred. If you approve, repairs will be made and the Equipment will
be return-shipped to you. (shipping charges apply). If you disapprove, we will return-ship the equipment at no
charge to you.
Non-Canon brand peripheral equipment and software which may be distributed with, or factory loaded on,
the Equipment, are sold “AS IS” without warranty of any kind by Canon USA, including any implied
warranty regarding merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose. The sole warranty with respect to
such non-Canon brand items is given by the manufacturer or producer thereof. If the Equipment contains
a hard disk drive, Canon USA recommends that data stored on that drive be duplicated or backed up to
prevent its loss in the event of failure or other malfunction of such drive.
Canon USA shall have no responsibility under this limited warranty for use of the Equipment in conjunction with
incompatible peripheral equipment and incompatible software.
In order to obtain warranty service, contact the authorized Canon retail dealer from whom you purchased the
Equipment or call the CANON INFORMATION CENTER AT 1-800-OK-CANON). You will be directed to the nearest
service facility for your Equipment.
This Limited Warranty covers all defects encountered in normal use of the Equipment and does not apply in the
following cases:
A) Loss or damage to the Equipment due to abuse, mishandling, accident, improper maintenance, or failure
to follow operating instructions;
B) If the Equipment is defective as a result of leaking batteries, sand, dirt or water damage;
C) If defects or damages are caused by the use of unauthorized parts or by service other than by Canon
USA's factory service centers or authorized service facilities;
D) If the Equipment is used for commercial or industrial use.
This Limited Warranty does not cover cabinet (exterior finish), video cassette tape, head cleanings, nor does it
apply to Equipment purchased outside the United States. This warranty does not cover units sold to rental firms,
military operations, hotels, schools, hospitals or for other commercial, industrial, or institutional applications.
These uses are covered only by such specific warranty as Canon may issue with such sales.
This Limited Warranty does not apply to accessories or consumables for the Equipment, which are sold “AS IS”,
without warranty of any kind by Canon USA.
Please retain this warranty card and your Bill of Sale as a permanent record of your purchase. This card is most
important in order to be sure you are contacted right away should there be a safety inspection, modification or
product recall under applicable laws or regulations.
NO IMPLIED WARRANTY, INCLUDING MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE APPLIES TO
THIS EQUIPMENT AFTER THE APPLICABLE PERIOD OF EXPRESS WARRANTY OR GUARANTY, EXCEPT AS
MENTIONED ABOVE, GIVEN BY ANY PERSON, FIRM OR CORPORATION WITH RESPECT TO THIS EQUIPMENT SHALL
BIND THE UNDERSIGNED (SOME STATES DO NOT ALLOW LIMITATIONS ON HOW LONG AN IMPLIED WARRANTY
LASTS, SO THE ABOVE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU). CANON USA SHALL NOT BE LIABLE
FOR LOSS OF REVENUES OR PROFITS, EXPENSE FOR SUBSTITUTE EQUIPMENT OR SERVICE, STORAGE CHARGES,
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THE EQUIPMENT’S HARD DRIVE, OR ANY OTHER SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES CAUSED BY
THE USE, MISUSE OR INABILITY TO USE THE EQUIPMENT, REGARDLESS OF THE LEGAL THEORY ON WHICH THE
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SHALL RECOVERY OF ANY KIND AGAINST CANON USA BE GREATER THAN THE PURCHASE PRICE OF THE
EQUIPMENT SOLD BY CANON USA AND CAUSING THE ALLEGED DAMAGE. WITHOUT LIMITING THE FOREGOING,
YOU ASSUME ALL RISK AND LIABILITY FOR LOSS, DAMAGE OR INJURY TO YOU AND YOUR PROPERTY AND TO
OTHERS AND THEIR PROPERTY ARISING OUT OF USE, MISUSE OR INABILITY TO USE THE EQUIPMENT NOT CAUSED
DIRECTLY BY THE NEGLIGENCE OF CANON USA. (SOME STATES DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION
OF INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, SO THE ABOVE LIMITATION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU).THIS
WARRANTY SHALL NOT EXTEND TO ANYONE OTHER THAN THE ORIGINAL PURCHASER OF THIS EQUIPMENT OR
THE PERSON FOR WHOM IT WAS PURCHASED AS A GIFT.
This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights which vary from state to state.
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CANADA
CANON CONSUMER DIGITAL VIDEO EQUIPMENT LIMITED
WARRANTY
The limited warranty set forth below is given by Canon Canada Inc. (“Canon Canada”) with respect to Canon Consumer
Digital Video Equipment (the “Equipment”) purchased in Canada. This limited warranty is only effective upon presentation of
a bill of sale or other proof of purchase for this Equipment to a Canon Service Facility when repairs are required.
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, at Canon Canada’s option, comparable rebuilt parts for a period of
one year from the date of original purchase, except Video Heads which will be exchanged for a period of 3 months from the
date of purchase.
Labour: For a period of one year from the date of original purchase, labour will be provided free of charge by our Canon
Service Facilities in Canada.
This limited warranty covers all defects except where:
(a) The loss or damage to the product results from:
i) accident, natural disaster, mishandling, abuse, neglect, unauthorized product modification or failure to follow
instructions contained in the instruction manual;
ii) the use of accessories, attachments, products, supplies, parts or devices with the Equipment that do not conform
to Canon specifications or that cause abnormally frequent service problems;
iii) repairs or services performed by any party other than a Canon Service Facility;
iv) defective batteries or any exposure to water, sand or dirt;
v) shipping (claim must be presented to the shipper);
(b) Any serial number on the video equipment is altered or removed.
(c) The Equipment is used for commercial, professional or industrial purposes.
This limited warranty does not cover the cabinet (exterior finish) of the Equipment, media, nor does it apply to Equipment
purchased outside Canada.
If the Equipment contains a hard disk drive, Canon Canada recommends that data stored on that drive be duplicated or
backed up to prevent its loss in the event of a failure or other malfunction of such drive.
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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.
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.
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For support concerning the supplied PIXELA applications, please call PIXELA
customer support (details in the 'PIXELA ImageMixer 3 SE' Installation Guide).
Pour le support technique concernant les logiciels PIXELA fournis, veuillez
appeler le service clientèle de PIXELA (les details se trouvent dans le Guide
d'installation 'PIXELA ImageMixer 3 SE').
Para soporte relacionado las aplicaciones de PIXELA suministradas, llame al
centro de atención al cliente de PIXELA (vea los detalles en la Guía de
instalación 'PIXELA ImageMixer 3 SE').
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