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PUB. DIE-0339-000
HD Camcorder
Instruction Manual
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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.
HD Camcorder, VIXIA HF M30 A / VIXIA HF M31 A / VIXIA HF M300 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.
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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.
Use of shielded cable is required to comply with class B limits in Subpart B of Part 15 of 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.
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.
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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 HF M30 A / VIXIA HF M31 A / VIXIA HF M300 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.
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.
Model Name: VIXIA HF M30 A / VIXIA HF M31 A / VIXIA HF M300 A
Date of Purchase:
Serial No.:
Purchased From:
Dealer Address:
Dealer Phone No.:
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Trademark Acknowledgements
• The SD logo is a trademark. The SDHC logo is a trademark.
• Microsoft and Windows 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.
• YouTube is a trademark of Google Inc.
• Other names and products not mentioned above may be trademarks or registered trademarks of their
respective companies.
• This device incorporates exFAT technology licensed from Microsoft.
• ANY USE OF THIS PRODUCT OTHER THAN CONSUMER PERSONAL USE IN ANY MANNER THAT COMPLIES WITH
THE MPEG-2 STANDARD FOR ENCODING VIDEO INFORMATION FOR PACKAGED MEDIA IS EXPRESSLY
PROHIBITED WITHOUT A LICENSE UNDER APPLICABLE PATENTS IN THE MPEG-2 PATENT PORTFOLIO, WHICH
LICENSE IS AVAILABLE FROM MPEG LA, L.L.C., 250 STEELE STREET, SUITE 300, DENVER, COLORADO 80206.
• 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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Exciting Features and New Functions
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High-Definition Video
Your camcorder’s full high-definition
image sensor (Full HD CMOS) captures
video at a resolution of 1,920 x 1,080
1,080
pixels2. Videos are then recorded in the
lines
memory in high definition, using AVCHD
specifications3.
With your new HD camcorder, capturing
the special moments in your life with amazing image quality and in lifelike
vibrant colors is easy and fun!
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Flash
You can record in the built-in
memory or on commercially
available memory cards (0 37).
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Relay Recording
The built-in memory almost full?
Use the memory card slot to keep
on recording video without
interruption (0 39).
“Full HD 1080” refers to Canon camcorders compliant with high-definition video
composed of 1,080 vertical pixels (scanning lines).
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.
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AVCHD is a 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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Smart AUTO (0 43)
Smart AUTO automatically selects the best
scene mode for the scene you want to
shoot. You get spectacular recordings
every time without worrying about settings.
Video Snapshot
Just point the camcorder
and it will automatically
select the best settings for
your subject
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Shoot or capture short scenes
and arrange them into a video
clip set to your favorite
background music.
Face Detection (0 66)
The camcorder automatically
detects people’s faces and
adjusts the focus and other
settings accordingly for beautiful
results.
Image Stabilization
Dynamic IS (0 64)
compensates for camcorder
shake when you shoot video
while walking. Powered IS
(0 65) will produce stable shots
when you zoom in on distant
subjects (full telephoto).
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Enjoying your Recordings on Other Devices
AVCHD discs4
Photo DVDs
Connect the camcorder to
the optional DW-100 DVD
Burner (0 131, 135)
Connect the camcorder
to an HDTV (0 124)
SD
AVCHD-compatible HDTVs and
digital recorders with an SD
memory card slot5.
Play video directly
from your recorded
memory card
Eye-Fi
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Use an Eye-Fi card (0 145) to
wirelessly upload recordings to your
computer or a video sharing Web site.
Save or upload to
the Web.
Use the supplied software
ImageMixer 3 SE (0 128, 141).
High Definition
MPEG-2
Standard Definition
AVCHD
SD-Video
Convert your HD movies, in the
camcorder itself, to standard definition
files (0 136, 142).
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Standard DVDs
AVCHD discs containing scenes recorded in MXP mode cannot be created with
the optional DW-100 DVD burner. Use the supplied software ImageMixer 3 SE to
back up such scenes.
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Refer to the instruction manual of the device. 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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Table of contents
„ Introduction
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Exciting Features and New Functions
About this Manual
Getting to Know the Camcorder
Supplied Accessories and CD-ROMs
Names of Parts
„ Preparations
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Getting Started
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Charging the Battery Pack
Preparing the Accessories
Adjusting the Position and Brightness of the LCD Screen
Basic Operation of the Camcorder
Using the Touch Screen
Operating Modes
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
e Selecting the Memory for the Recordings
e Relay Recording of Movies
Initializing the Built-in Memory (e only) or
Memory Card
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„ Dual Shot Mode
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Basic Recording
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Shooting Video and Taking Photos in Dual Shot Mode
About the Smart AUTO mode
Zooming
Quick Start Function
„ Video
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Basic Playback
Playing Back the Video
The Index Selection Screen: Selecting the Content to Play
Back
3D Flip View
Narrowing Down the Scenes Shown in the Index Screen
Deleting Scenes
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Advanced Functions
Shooting Video in y Manual Mode
Selecting the Video Quality (Recording Mode)
Special Scene Recording Programs
Cinema Mode: Giving a Cinematic Look to your
Recordings
Advanced Image Stabilization
Pre-Recording
Face Detection
Touch & Track
Video Snapshot
Digital Effects
Manually Setting the Shutter Speed or Aperture
Manual Exposure Adjustment
Automatic Gain Control (AGC) Limit
Manual Focus Adjustment
White Balance
Image Effects
Mini Video Light
Self Timer
Audio Recording Level
Using Headphones
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Using the Mini Advanced Shoe
Using an External Microphone
Using a Zoom Remote Controller
Selecting the Playback Starting Point
Playing Back Scenes Set to Background Music
Onscreen Displays and Data Code
Playlist and Scene Operations
Editing the Playlist: Adding, Deleting, Moving and Playing
Back
Capturing Photos and Video Snapshot Scenes from a
Movie
Dividing Scenes
„ Photos
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Viewing Photos
Deleting Photos
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Taking Photos in y Manual Mode
Selecting Photo Size and Quality
Flash
Drive Mode: Continuous Shooting and Exposure
Bracketing
Taking Photos while Recording Movies
(Simultaneous Recording)
Light Metering Mode
Slideshow
Magnifying Photos during Playback
Rotating Photos
Histogram Display
Protecting Photos
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Printing Photos (Direct Print)
Print Orders
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„ External Connections
121 Terminals on the Camcorder
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Connection Diagrams
124 Playback on a TV Screen
126 Saving and Sharing Your Recordings
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Saving Recordings on a Computer
Saving Movies onto High-Definition Discs
(AVCHD/Blu-ray Discs)
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(DVD)
Saving Photos on Photo DVDs
Copying Recordings to an External Video Recorder
e Uploading Movies to Video Sharing Web Sites
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147 Appendix: Menu Options Lists
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FUNC. Panel
Setup Menus
163 Appendix: Onscreen Icons and Displays
168 Trouble?
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Troubleshooting
List of Messages
186 Do’s and Don’ts
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Handling Precautions
Maintenance/Others
Using the Camcorder Abroad
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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 HF M31 / VIXIA HF M30 /
VIXIA HF M300. 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 (0 168).
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.
• 0: Reference page number within this manual.
To complete some operations you will need to refer also to other
instruction manuals. This will be indicated with the following icons:
r Refer to the ‘Photo Applications’ Instruction Manual,
included as a PDF file in the supplied Camcorder Supplemental Disc.
s Refer to the instruction manual of the optional DW-100 DVD
Burner.
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• e : Text that applies only to the model(s) shown in the icon.
• 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
g 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. Unless indicated otherwise, illustrations and menu
icons refer to the a.
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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 (0 31).
Brackets [ ]are used to refer to control
buttons and menu options you will
touch on the screen and to other
onscreen messages and displays.
Self Timer
Operating modes:
[FUNC.] 8 [MENU] 8 8 8 [Self Timer] 8
[A On n] 8 [a]
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• Repeat, selecting [B Off], to turn off the self timer.
mode: In record pause mode, press g.
The camcorder starts recording after a 10-second countdown*. The
countdown appears on the screen.
mode: Press j, 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.
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* 2 seconds when using the wireless controller.
NOTES
• Once the countdown has begun, any of the following actions will cancel
the self timer.
- Pressing g (when recording movies) or j fully (when
recording photos).
- Turning off the camcorder.
The names of physical buttons
and switches on the
camcorder are indicated within
a “button” frame.
For example w.
The 8 arrow is used to abbreviate menu selections.
For a detailed explanation on how to use the menus,
refer to Using the Menus (0 32). For a concise
summary of all available menu options and settings,
refer to the appendix Menu Options Lists (0 147).
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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-808 Battery PackW
XWL-D89 Wireless Controller
(incl. CR2025 lithium button battery)
STV-250N Stereo Video CableW
Yellow • Red • White plugs
XCTC-100/S Component Cable
Red • Green • Blue plugs
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IFC-300PCU USB CableW
XQuick Guide
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The following CD-ROMs and software are supplied with the camcorder:
• PIXELA Application - Disc 1 CD-ROM* and ‘PIXELA Applications’
Installation Guide
- ImageMixer 3 SE Transfer Utilities – Software for saving and
transferring movies and music files you can use as background music.
• PIXELA Application - Disc 2 CD-ROM*
- ImageMixer 3 SE Video Tools – Software for managing, editing, and
playing back movies.
• Y Instruction Manual/Photo Applications Ver.34.0*/Music Data
Disc CD-ROM (referred in the manual as the Camcorder Supplemental
Disc). Contains the following components.
- Full-version instruction manual of the camcorder (this PDF file).
- Photo Applications - Software for saving, managing, and printing
photos*.
- Music files that can be used as background music during playback**.
* The CD-ROM includes the instruction manual of the software (on PDF file).
** These music files are for exclusive use with the supplied software ImageMixer 3
SE. The disc cannot be played back on CD players. For more details, refer to
‘ImageMixer 3 SE Software Guide’ on the PIXELA Application Disc 1 CD-ROM.
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Names of Parts
Left side view
Right side view
1 DISP. (onscreen display) button
(0 93)/
BATT. INFO button (0 167)
2 2 (camera/play) button (0 31)
3 Speaker (0 51)
4 Memory card slot cover
5 Memory card slot (0 38)
6 MIC terminal (0 85)
7 AV OUT terminal (0 121, 123)/
X (headphones) terminal (0 82)
8 BATTERY RELEASE switch (0 24)
9 ACCESS indicator (0 42, 58, 104)
q Strap mount (0 27)
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a COMPONENT OUT terminal
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(0 121, 123)
s USB terminal (0 121, 124)
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d HDMI OUT terminal (0 121, 122)
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f Grip belt (0 27)
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g Instant AF sensor (0 152)
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h Stereo microphone (0 80)
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j Mini video light (0 78)
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k Flash (0 107)
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Front view
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Top view
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LCD panel
Mini advanced shoe (0 83)
Mode switch (0 31)
PHOTO button (0 42, 104)
Zoom lever (0 46)
VIDEO SNAP (video snapshot) button
(0 68)
POWER button
ON/OFF (CHG) (charge) indicator:
Green – ON
Orange – Standby (0 47)
Red – Charging (0 23)
Remote sensor (0 26)
LCD touch screen (0 28, 30)
POWERED IS button (0 65)/
WEB button* (0 141)
Battery attachment unit (0 23)
START/STOP button (0 42, 58)
DC IN terminal (0 23)
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Back view
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Bottom view
s Serial number
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d Tripod socket (0 187)
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Wireless Controller WL-D89
1 START/STOP button (0 42, 58)
2 b (index selection) button (0 52)
Press and hold for more than 2
seconds to switch between shooting
and playback mode.
3 MENU button (0 33, 151)
4 DISP. (onscreen display) button
(0 93)
5 SET button
6 B (stop) button (0 49)
7 PHOTO button (0 42, 104)
8 Zoom buttons (0 46)
9 Navigation buttons ( Z/O/y/A )
q A/C (play/pause) button (0 49)
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Preparations
This chapter describes basic operations, such as using the
touch panel, 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 Charging Times (0 195) and
Recording and Playback Times (0 195).
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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.
DC IN
terminal
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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.
• If the indicator flashes quickly, refer to
Troubleshooting (0 168).
ON/OFF (CHG) (charge) indicator
To remove the battery pack
1 Slide U in the
direction of the arrow and hold it
pressed down.
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2 Slide the battery pack down and
then pull it out.
BATTERY RELEASE switch
IMPORTANT
• Turn off the camcorder before connecting or disconnecting the compact power adapter. After pressing x 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.
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• 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.
• 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.
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Preparing the Accessories
Wireless Controller
First, insert the supplied CR2025 lithium button battery into the wireless controller.
1 Press the tab in the direction of the
arrow and pull out the battery
holder.
2 Place the lithium button battery with
the + side facing up.
3 Insert the battery holder.
Tab
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.
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Grip Belt and Straps
Fasten the grip belt.
Adjust the grip belt so that you can reach
the zoom lever with your index finger, and
the g button with your thumb.
To remove the grip belt
1 Lift the padded handgrip's flap and detach the strap from the Velcro
pad.
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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 an optional wrist strap
Pass the attaching end of the wrist
strap through the rear 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 an optional 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 h pressed down for more than 2
seconds.
Repeat this action to switch the LCD backlight between off (normal) and
on (bright).
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
6 8 [LCD Brightness] setting, or dim it with the 6 8 [LCD
Screen Dimmer] 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
Using the Touch Screen
The control buttons and menu items that appear on the touch screen
change dynamically depending on the operating mode and the task
you are performing. With the intuitive touch screen interface you have
all the controls at your fingertips.
Touch
Touch a menu item to select it, or a
control button to perform the corresponding action. For some functions,
such as Touch & Track (0 68) and face
detection (0 66), you can touch a subject that appears on the touch screen to
select it and have the camcorder
choose the optimal settings.
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Drag
Swipe your finger up and down or left
and right across the screen to scroll
menus, to browse through index screen
pages or to adjust slider controls (for
example, to adjust the volume).
IMPORTANT
• The camcorder uses a pressure-sensitive touch screen. Press firmly
when using touch operations.
• In the following cases, you may not be able to perform touch operations
correctly.
- Operating the touch screen with wet or gloved hands or using your
fingernails or other hard-tipped objects such as ballpoint pens.
- Applying excessive force or forcefully scratching the touch screen.
- Attaching commercially available screen protectors or adhesive film
onto the touch screen's surface.
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• For details about how to take care of the touch screen, refer to Handling
Precautions (0 186), Cleaning (0 191).
Operating Modes
Recording
When recording video or photos, the camcorder’s operating mode is
determined by the position of the mode switch and the onscreen control buttons.
Operating
mode
Mode switch
Onscreen icon
Operation
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.
Easy recording of movies and
photos (0 42).
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*
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.
Touch [4] to record movies
(0 58).
Touch [3] to record photos
(0 104).
* The mode icon displayed will change according to the optimal mode selected by the
Smart AUTO function (0 43).
Playback
Press the camera/play button S to switch the camcorder between camera (recording) mode and playback
mode. The playback mode you switch into depends on the
initial recording mode.
You can press S when the camcorder is off to turn it
on directly in playback mode.
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Initial mode
Operating mode
Press S in
or
mode.
Press S in
Operation
Playing back movies
([Original] index screen) (0 49).
Viewing photos
([Photos] index screen) (0 100).
mode.
NOTES
• e When switching to a playback mode, the memory selected
for playback will be the same currently used for recording.
• You can also press and hold B on the wireless controller for more
than 2 seconds to switch between recording and playback mode.
Using the Menus
Many of the camcorder’s functions can be adjusted from the FUNC.
panel and the setup menus. In
mode, however, 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 (0 147).
Operating modes:
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The FUNC. Panel and Edit Panel
In
and
mode, the FUNC. panel shows a convenient overview of frequently used shooting functions. Touch [FUNC.] to access
the FUNC. panel and then touch the function you want to set or adjust.
You may need to drag your finger up and down along the scroll bar to
find the control button of the desired function.
Touch the control
button of the
desired function
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Drag your finger up
and down along the
scroll bar to display
the rest of the panel
In
and
mode, touch [Edit] to display a similar panel containing the various operations that are available after selecting one or more
scenes or photos (for example, deleting, adding scenes to the playlist,
protecting photos, etc.). Touch the control button of the desired operation.
Example of the Edit panel in
mode
Touch the control
button of the desired
operation
The Setup Menus
1
or
[FUNC.]
mode only: Touch
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2 Touch [MENU] to open the setup
menus.
You can also press u on the
wireless controller to open the setup
menus.
3 Touch the tab of the desired
menu.
4 Drag your finger up and down along the scroll bar to bring the
setting you want to change into the orange selection bar.
Menu items not available appear grayed out.
5 When the desired menu item is in the orange bar, touch inside the
frame on the right.
6 Touch the desired option and touch [a].
You can touch [a] to close the menu at any time.
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NOTES
• A small font size is used in menu screens so you can see the options
currently selected. You can enlarge the font size by setting 6 8
[Font Size] to [A Large] but only the icons of the currently selected
options will appear on the screen.
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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 Touch a field you want to change (year, month, day, hours or
minutes).
2 Touch [Z] or [O] to change the field as necessary.
3 Set the correct date and time by changing all the fields in the
same way.
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4 Touch [Y.M.D], [M.D,Y] or [D.M.Y] to select the date format you
prefer.
5 Touch [24H] to use 24-hour clock or leave this control unchecked
to use 12-hour clock (AM/PM).
6 Touch [OK] to start the clock and close the setup screen.
NOTES
• 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 (0 189) and set the time zone, date and time again.
• To change the date and time later on (not during the initial setup), open
the [Date/Time] screen from the setup menus:
[FUNC.]* 8 [MENU] 8 6 8 [Date/Time]
* Only when performing the procedure in a recording mode.
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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.]* 8 [MENU] 8 6 8 [Language a] 8
Desired language 8 [a]
* Only when performing the procedure in a recording mode.
NOTES
• Some control buttons, such as [ZOOM], [FUNC.] or [MENU], will appear
in English regardless of the language selected.
Changing the Time Zone
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Change the time zone to match your location. The default setting is
New York.
Operating modes:
1 Open the [Time Zone/DST] screen.
[FUNC.]* 8 [MENU] 8 6 8 [Time Zone/DST]
* Only when performing the procedure in a recording mode.
2 Touch [S] to set the home time zone, or [V] to set the time zone
of your destination when you are traveling.
3 Touch [Z] or [O] to set the desired time zone. If necessary, touch
[U] to adjust for daylight saving time.
4 Touch [a] to close the menu.
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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 the memory card, you may not be able to record
movies. Refer to the table below.
As of October 2009, the movie recording function has been tested
using SD/SDHC memory cards made by Panasonic, Toshiba and
SanDisk.
Memory card
SD
memory cards
SDHC
memory cards
Capacity
SD Speed Class
64 MB or less
–
–
–
N*
128 MB or more
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Over 2 GB
Recording movies
N
N
* 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.
We recommend using memory cards rated Speed Class 4, 6 or 10.
Eye-Fi Cards
This product is not guaranteed to support Eye-Fi card functions
(including wireless transfer). In case of an issue with an Eye-Fi card,
please check with the card manufacturer.
Also note that an approval is required to use Eye-Fi cards in many
countries or regions. Without approval, use of the card is not permitted. If it is unclear whether the card has been approved for use in the
area, please check with the card manufacturer.
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Inserting and Removing a Memory Card
Make sure to initialize (0 40) 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.
4 Close the memory card slot cover.
Do not force the cover closed if the
memory card is not correctly inserted.
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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.
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.
e 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.
Operating modes:
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POINTS TO CHECK
• Be sure you understand the information provided in Eye-Fi Cards
(0 37) before using an Eye-Fi card.
[FUNC.] 8 [MENU] 8 8 8
[Rec Media for Movies] or [Rec Media for Photos] 8
[f] (built-in memory)or [g] (memory card)* 8 [a]
* When selecting the memory, you can check the approximate available recording
time/number of photos, based on currently used settings.
NOTES
e Select to record movies in the built-in memory if you later
want to convert the movies to standard definition in order to upload
them to the Web or to create standard DVDs.
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e Relay Recording of Movies
You can activate the relay recording so if the built-in memory becomes
full while recording movies, the recording will continue uninterrupted
on the memory card.
Operating modes:
1 Insert a memory card that contains no video recordings into the
camcorder.
2 Activate the relay recording.
[FUNC.] 8 [MENU] 8 8 8 [Rec Media for Movies] 8
[f] 8 [Relay Recording] 8[G]* 8 [a]
* The approximate available recording time will now reflect the combined space in
the built-in memory and on the memory card.
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NOTES
• Any of the following actions will deactivate the relay recording function:
- Turning off the camcorder.
- Opening the memory card slot cover.
- Changing the position of the mode switch.
- Changing the camcorder's operating mode.
- Selecting the memory card as the memory for recording movies.
Initializing the Built-in Memory (e only) 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
(e only) to permanently delete all the recordings it contains.
e 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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1 Power the camcorder using the compact power adapter.
Do not disconnect the power source or turn off the camcorder until the
initialization is completed.
2 Initialize the memory.
e
[FUNC.]* 8 [MENU] 8 6 8 [Initialize f/g] 8
[f Built-in Mem.] or [g Mem. Card] 8 [Initialize] 8
[Complete Initialization]* 8 [Yes]** 8 [OK] 8 [a]
d
[FUNC.]* 8 [MENU] 8 6 8 [Initialize g] 8
[Initialize] 8 [Complete Initialization]* 8 [Yes]** 8
[OK] 8 [a]
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* Touch this option if you want to physically erase all the data rather than just clear
the file allocation table of the memory.
** If you selected the [Complete Initialization] option, you can touch [Cancel] 8 [OK]
to cancel the 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 (0 126).
• Initializing a memory card will permanently erase any music files you
may have transferred to the card. (e The music files that come
pre-installed in the built-in memory will be restored after it is initialized.)
- Windows users: Use the supplied software ImageMixer 3 SE to
transfer music files from the supplied Camcorder Supplemental Disc
to a memory card after it is initialized. For details, refer to the
‘ImageMixer 3 SE Software Guide’ (PDF file).
- Mac OS users: Use Finder to transfer music files from the [MUSIC]
folder on the supplied Camcorder Supplemental Disc to a memory
card after it is initialized. Refer to About the music files (0 203) for the
folder structure of the memory card.
• At the time of purchase, Eye-Fi cards contain the necessary network
configuration software. Be sure to install the software and complete the
required configuration setup before you initialize the Eye-Fi card prior to
using it with this camcorder.
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Dual Shot Mode
This chapter covers how to easily record video and photos in
the all-automatic Dual Shot mode, and how to use basic shooting functions like zoom and Quick Start. To enjoy full access to
menus and more advanced functions, refer to the relevant
chapters for video (0 58) and photos (0 104).
Basic Recording
Shooting Video and Taking Photos in Dual Shot Mode
Operating modes:
1 Set the mode switch to 5.
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2 Turn on the camcorder.
• e By default, movies and
photos are recorded in the built-in
memory. You can select the
memory that will be used to record
movies and photos (0 38).
• Please read the IMPORTANT
section (0 44) before using an
Eye-Fi card.
To record video
Press g to begin recording.
Press g again to pause the recording.
To take photos
1 Press j halfway.
Once the focus is automatically adjusted, h will turn green and one or
more AF frames will appear.
2 Press j fully.
The ACCESS indicator will flash as the photo is being recorded.
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When you have finished recording
1 Make sure that the ACCESS indicator is off.
2 Turn off the camcorder.
3 Close the LCD panel.
About Dual Shot
• Only the following functions are available in
mode.
- Zoom (0 46).
- Quick Start (0 47).
- Video snapshot (0 68).
- Advanced image stabilization modes (0 64) to shoot video while
walking or to stabilize the shot while zooming in on faraway
subjects (telephoto).
- Face detection (0 66) to get beautiful shots of people every
time, tracking the subject even if the person moves.
- Touch & Track (0 68) to track other moving subjects, keeping
them in focus and using the best settings to record them.
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About the Smart AUTO mode
When shooting in
mode, the camcorder will automatically
detect certain characteristics of the subject, background, lighting
conditions, etc. It will then adjust various settings (focus, exposure,
color, image stabilization, image quality, among others), selecting
the best settings for the scene you want to shoot. The Smart AUTO
mode icon will change to one of the following icons.
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Smart AUTO icons
Background →
(color of the icon)
Bright
(grey)
Subject ↓
Blue skies
(light blue)
Vivid colors
(green/red)
People (stationary)
(
)
(
)
(
)
(
)
(
)
(
)
(
)
(
)
(
)
(
)
(
)
(
)
People (moving)
Subjects other than people,
such as landscapes
Close objects
Sunsets
(orange)
—
—
—
The icon in parentheses appears under backlight conditions.
Background →
(color of the icon)
Subject ↓
People (stationary)
People (moving)
Subjects other than people,
such as landscapes
Close objects
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Dark
(dark blue)
Spotlight
Night scene
—
—
—
—
—
—
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.
- 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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• Be sure to save your recordings regularly (0 126), especially after
making important recordings. Canon shall not be liable for any loss or
corruption of data.
• When recording photos on an Eye-Fi card, photos will be uploaded
automatically if you are within the range of a configured network. Always
verify that Eye-Fi cards have been approved in the country/region of
use. See also Using an Eye-Fi card (0 146).
NOTES
• About the Power Save mode: If 6 8 [Power Saving Mode] 8 [Auto
Power Off] is set to [A 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 x 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 (0 29) or
adjust the brightness of the LCD screen with the 6 8 [LCD Brightness] setting.
• When taking photos:
- If the subject is not suitable for autofocus, h turns yellow. Set the
camcorder to
mode and adjust the focus manually (0 74).
- When the subject is too bright, [Overexp.] will flash on the screen. In
such case, use the optional FS-H37U ND filter.
• Under certain conditions, the Smart AUTO icon that appears on the
screen may not match the actual scene. Especially when shooting
against orange or blue backgrounds, the Sunset or one of the Blue
Skies icons may appear and the colors may not look natural. In such
case, we recommend recording in y manual mode (0 58, 104).
• In
mode, menus cannot be accessed but the following settings
can be changed in advance, before setting the mode switch to 5.
- 7/8 menu: [AF mode], [Auto Slow Shutter], [POWERED IS
Button].
- 8 menu: [Video Snapshot Length], [Rec Media for Movies]*,
[Recording Mode], [Rec Media for Photos]*, [Photo Size/Quality],
[Simultaneous Recording].
- 6 menu: All settings.
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Zooming
Operating modes:
There are three ways you can zoom in and out: using the zoom lever on
the camcorder, using the zoom buttons on the wireless controller or
using the zoom controls on the touch screen.
In addition to the 15x optical zoom*, in
mode, you can turn on the
300x digital zoom with the 7 8 [Digital Zoom] setting.
* When [Image Stabilizer] (FUNC. panel) is set to [P Dynamic], you can use the
advanced zoom to magnify the image up to 18x.
Using the Zoom Lever or Wireless Controller
Move the zoom lever toward Q
(wide angle) to zoom out. Move it
toward P (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.
• You can also use the zoom buttons
on the wireless controller.
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W Zoom out
Using the Touch Screen’s Zoom Controls
1 Display the zoom controls on the touch screen.
[FUNC.]* 8 [ZOOM]
* Not necessary in
mode.
• The zoom controls appear on the left side of the screen.
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T Zoom in
2 Touch the zoom controls to operate
the zoom.
Touch anywhere within the Q area to
zoom out or anywhere within the P area
to zoom in. Touch closer to the center for
a slow zoom ([Speed 1]); touch closer to
the e/d icons for faster zooms ([Speed 3]).
3 Touch [a] to hide the zoom controls.
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 set 7/8 8
[Zoom Speed] to one of three constant speeds (3 is the fastest, 1 the
slowest).
• When [Zoom Speed] is set to [I Variable]:
- When you use the P and Q buttons on the wireless controller, the
zoom speed will be constant at [J Speed 3].
- The zoom speed will be faster in record pause mode than when
actually recording, except when pre-recording (0 65) is activated.
• See Specifications (0 202) for notes about this function when the
recording program is set to [r Underwater] or [s Surface].
Quick Start Function
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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:
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.
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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).
NOTES
• 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.
• About standby mode and auto power off:
- The camcorder will power off automatically if left in standby mode for
10 minutes. Press x 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 68 [Power Saving Mode] 8
[Quick Start (Standby)] setting.
- The usual 5-minute auto power off setting of [Power Saving Mode] is
not applicable while the camcorder is in standby mode.
• Changing the position of the mode switch while the camcorder is in
standby mode will reactivate the camcorder in the operating mode
selected.
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Video
This chapter covers functions related to movies, including playback, advanced shooting, advanced functions and playlist and
scene operations. For details about basic video shooting, refer
to Dual Shot Mode (0 42).
Basic Playback
Playing Back the Video
Operating modes:
1 Press S.
You can also press and hold B
on the wireless controller for more
than 2 seconds to switch between
shooting and playback mode.
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2 Open the [Original] index screen, if
it is not displayed.
[b]8 [Original]
3 Look for the scene you want to play back.
Move the zoom lever toward Q to show 15 scenes per page; move it
toward P to show 6 scenes per page.
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A Memory being read
B Index screen currently displayed
C Drag your finger left for the next index page*
D Drag your finger right for the previous index page*
E Select a different index screen to read different content or
from a different memory (e only) (0 52)
F Scene's timeline (0 87) and recording information
G Narrow down the scenes shown in the index screen
(0 55)
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* While browsing through index pages, a scroll bar will appear at the
bottom of the screen for a few seconds. When you have a large
number of scenes it may be more convenient to drag your finger
along the scroll bar.
4 Touch the desired scene to play it back.
• Playback will start from the scene selected and continue until the end
of the last scene in the index screen.
• Touch the screen during playback to display the playback controls.
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A Stop the playback.
B Jump to the beginning of the scene. Double-tap to jump
to the previous scene.
C Pause the playback.
D Drag your finger left and right along the volume bar to
adjust the volume.
E Touch anywhere else to hide the playback controls.
F Fast playback backward*.
G Jump to the next scene.
H Fast playback forward*.
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* Touch several times to increase the playback speed to approximately 5x → 15x → 60x the normal speed. During fast playback,
touch anywhere on the screen to return to normal playback.
During playback pause:
A Resume playback.
B Slow playback backward*.
C Slow playback forward*.
* Touch several times to increase the playback speed 1/8 → 1/4 the
normal speed. During slow playback, touch anywhere on the
screen to return to playback pause.
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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.
• 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.
• During fast/slow playback, you may notice some anomalies (blocky
video artifacts, banding, etc.) in the playback picture.
• The speed indicated on the screen is approximate.
• Slow reverse playback will look the same as continuous frame reverse.
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The Index Selection Screen: Selecting the Content to Play Back
From the index selection screen you can select the content you want to
play back (original scenes, playlist, or photos, for example). e
only: You can also select the memory from which you want to play
back your recordings.
Operating modes:
In any index screen, touch [b].
During single photo view, touch the screen once to display the controls
then touch [Q] to open the [Photos] index screen.
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A e Touch the tab of the desired memory: built-in
memory or memory card.
B Touch a control button to select the content you want to
play back.
Options
[Original] Original movies as you recorded them.
[Playlist] Scenes that were added to the playlist (0 94) and may
have been rearranged to your liking.
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[3D Flip View] See the following section (0 54).
[Photos] Display the photo index screen.
[SD Scenes] (e Only when the memory card is selected)
Scenes that were converted to standard definition to upload
them to the Web (0 141) or to create standard DVD discs
(0 135). Touch [SD Scenes] and then [For Web (MPEG-2)] or
[For DVD (SD-VIDEO)] as necessary.
[Video Snapshot]
To display only video snapshot scenes. Touch
this control button first and then [Original] or [Playlist] as necessary.
NOTES
• Fast/slow playback modes are not available for scenes converted to
standard definition. Scenes in the [SD Scenes] index screens can only
be played back at normal speed.
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3D Flip View
3D Flip View is a fun way to display your video recordings (original
scenes) in a 3D layout, organized by recording date.
In any index screen, touch [b] 8 [3D Flip View].
During single photo view, touch the screen once to display the controls
then touch [Q] to open the [Photos] index screen.
A Drag your finger up and down to browse through the
scenes recorded in the displayed date.
B Drag your finger left to go to the next date with recordings.
C Touch the scene in the front to play it back.
D Currently selected recording date.
E Drag your finger right to go to the previous date with
recordings.
F Current scene / Total number of scenes recorded on the
selected date.
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Narrowing Down the Scenes Shown in the Index Screen
From the [Original] index screen, you can narrow down the scenes
shown, leaving only scenes that were recorded on a specific date or
only those scenes in which people's faces were detected.
Operating modes:
Showing Only Scenes that Contain People’s Faces
This will narrow down the scenes shown in the [Original] index screen,
leaving only scenes that were recorded using face detection (0 66)
and in which people's faces were detected.
1 Open the [Original] index screen, if it is not displayed.
[b] 8 [Original]
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2 Narrow down the scenes shown.
[y All Scenes] 8 [o Scenes with Faces]
• [o Faces] appears instead of [All Scenes]. To show all scenes again,
touch [y o Faces] and then [All Scenes].
Showing Only Scenes Recorded on a Specific Date
This will narrow down the scenes shown in the [Original] or [Video
Snapshot] → [Original] index screen, leaving only scenes that were
recorded on the date you choose.
1 Open the [Original] or [Video Snapshot] → [Original] index screen.
[b] 8 [Original] or [b] 8 [Video Snapshot] 8
[Original]
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2 Open the calendar screen.
[y All Scenes] 8 [Scenes by Date]
• Dates that contain scenes (that is, movies were recorded on that
date) appear in black against a silver background. Dates without
recordings appear grayed out.
• Touch [y] or [A] to jump to the previous/next calendar month that
contains recordings.
3 Touch the desired date.
The selected date appears instead of [All Scenes]. To show all scenes
again, touch [y (the date displayed on the screen)] and then [All
Scenes].
NOTES
• You can change on what day to start the week for the calendar display
with the 6 8 [Calendar Start Day] setting.
Deleting Scenes
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You can delete those scenes that you are not interested in keeping.
Deleting scenes allows you also to free up space on the memory. See
also Deleting Scenes from the Playlist (0 95).
Operating modes:
1 Open the index screen that contains the scenes you want to
delete.
• [Original] or [Video Snapshot] → [Original] index screen: To delete all
the scenes recorded on a specific date, narrow down the scenes
shown to scenes recorded on that date (0 55).
2 Touch [a] to open the scene selection screen.
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3 Touch on the individual scenes you want to delete.
• A checkmark O will appear on scenes selected. Touch a selected
scene again to remove the checkmark.
• To select all the scenes at once: Touch [Select All] instead of
touching individual scenes. (Remove in advance any checkmarks
from scenes you may have selected individually.)
4 Delete the scenes.
[Edit] 8 [Delete] 8 [Yes]* 8 [OK]
* Touch [Stop] to interrupt the operation while it is in progress. Some scenes may
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 (0 128).
• 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.
NOTES
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• 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 (0 40).
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Advanced Functions
Shooting Video in y Manual Mode
When the mode switch is set to y (Manual mode), you can enjoy full
access to the menus and manually adjust the exposure, focus, white
balance and many more of the camcorder's settings to your preference. Even in
mode, though, the camcorder can help you with
the settings. For example, by using Special Scene recording programs
(0 60).
Operating modes:
1 Set the mode switch to y.
2 Turn on the camcorder.
e By default, movies are
recorded in the built-in memory. You
can select the memory that will be
used to record movies (0 38).
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3 Press g to begin
recording.
Press g again to pause the
recording.
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.
- 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 (0 126), especially after
making important recordings. Canon shall not be liable for any loss or
corruption of data.
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NOTES
• The zoom, Quick Start function, power saving modes, etc. operate the
same way in
mode as in
mode. For details, refer to Dual
Shot Mode (0 42).
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.] 8 [MENU] 8 8 8 [Recording Mode] 8
Desired recording mode 8 [a]
NOTES
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• Scenes recorded in MXP mode cannot be saved onto AVCHD discs
using the optional DW-100 DVD Burner. Use the supplied software
ImageMixer 3 SE 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 →
Default value
MXP1
FXP1
XP+
SP
LP
4 GB
Memory card
20 min.
30 min.
40 min.
1 hr.
10 min.
1 hr.
30 min.
8 GB Memory card/
6 Built-in
memory2
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/
a Built-in
memory2
2 hr.
55 min.
4 hr.
10 min.
5 hr.
45 min.
9 hr.
35 min.
12 hr.
15 min.
Memory ↓
1
2
Recorded in 1,920 x 1,080 resolution. Movies recorded using other recording
modes are recorded in 1,440 x 1,080 resolution.
e At the time of purchase, the built-in memory contains about 75 MB
of music files.
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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:
[FUNC.] 8 [Rec. Programs] 8 [F Portrait] 8
Desired recording program 8 [a]
Options
( Default value)
[FPortrait]
The camcorder uses a large aperture, to achieve a sharp focus on the subject
while blurring the background.
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[GSports]
To record sports scenes such as
tennis or golf.
[q Night Scene]
To record nightscapes with
lower noise.
[ISnow]
To record in bright ski resorts without
the subject being underexposed.
[JBeach]
To record on a sunny beach without
the subject being underexposed.
[KSunset]
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To record sunsets in vibrant colors.
[p Low Light]
[LSpotlight]
[MFireworks]
To record in low-light situations.
To record spotlit scenes.
To record fireworks.
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[rUnderwater]
To record underwater scenes in
natural colors.
[sSurface]
To record after getting out of the
water, such as on a boat after diving.
NOTES
• [F Portrait]/[G Sports]/[I Snow]/[J Beach]: The picture may not
appear smooth during playback.
• [F Portrait]: The blur effect of the background increases the more you
zoom in (P).
• [I Snow]/[J Beach]: The subject may become overexposed on
cloudy days or in shaded places. Check the image on the screen.
• [p Low Light]:
- Moving subjects may leave a trailing afterimage.
- Picture quality may not be as good as in other modes.
- White points may appear on the screen.
- Autofocus may not work as well as in other modes. In such case,
adjust the focus manually.
• [M 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.
• [r Underwater]/[s Surface]:
- Use these recording programs when making recordings while the
camcorder is in the optional WP-V2 Waterproof Case.
- The [r Underwater] recording program is for making recordings
underwater*. When using underwater lighting equipment or making
recordings while on land, we recommend using the [s Surface]
recording program.
- To switch the recording program between [r Underwater] and
[s Surface] while the camcorder is in the waterproof case, turn on
the camcorder while holding j pressed down.
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- p 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 [r 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 P to focus on
the subject.
- See Specifications (0 202) for additional notes about the
[r Underwater] and [s Surface] recording programs.
* 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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Cinema Mode: Giving a Cinematic Look to your Recordings
Give your recordings a cinematic look by using
the [D Cine Mode] recording program. Combine
this recording program with the 24 fps progressive
frame rate [E PF24] to get the enhanced effect
of the 24p Cinema Mode.
Operating modes:
To set the [D Cine Mode] recording program
[FUNC.] 8 [Rec. Programs] 8 [D Cine Mode] 8 [a]
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Operating modes:
To change the frame rate
[FUNC.] 8 [MENU] 8 8 8 [Frame Rate] 8
[E PF24] 8 [a]
Advanced Image Stabilization
The image stabilizer reduces camcorder blur (blur due to the camcorder moving) so you can get nice, stable shots. Select the image stabilization mode according to the shooting conditions.
Operating modes:
In
mode:
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[FUNC.] 8 [Image Stabilizer] 8 Desired IS mode 8 [a]
Options
( Default value in
[P Dynamic]
mode)
(
mode only) 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.
[Q Standard]*, [Q On]
Compensates for a lower degree of
camcorder shake, such as when shooting while remaining stationary, and is suitable for shooting natural-looking scenes. Use
this setting when recording movies with the optional Wide-converter or Tele-converter.
[j Off]*
Use this setting when the camcorder is mounted on a
tripod.
* In
mode, if you change the IS mode to one of these settings, you may
notice a slight change in the field of view while zooming in close to the telephoto end.
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Powered IS
When shooting video, you can use Powered IS to make the image
stabilization even more powerful. Powered IS is most effective when
you are stationary and zooming in on far subjects using high zoom
ratios (the more you approach the telephoto end). Holding the LCD
panel with your left hand will add to the stability of the shot.
Press and hold Y as long as
you want to activate Powered IS.
• Z appears in yellow, while
Powered IS is activated.
• You can change the operation of the
Y button (long press or
toggle on/off) with the 7 8
[POWERED IS Button] setting.
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• If the degree of camcorder shake is too high, the image stabilizer may
not be able to fully compensate.
• Powered IS is not available in
mode.
• For surveying and following shots, when you pan the camcorder from
side to side or tilt it up and down, we recommend setting the IS mode
to [P Dynamic] or [Q Standard].
Pre-Recording
The camcorder will start recording 3 seconds before you press
g, ensuring you do not miss important shooting opportunities. This is especially useful when it is difficult to predict when to start
recording.
Operating modes:
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1 Activate the pre-recording function.
[FUNC.] 8 [d Pre REC] 8 [A On] 8 [a]
• d appears.
• Repeat, selecting [B Off], to turn off pre-recording.
2 Press g.
The scene recorded in the memory will start 3 seconds before
g 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
g 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 S or z.
- Changing the position of the mode switch.
- Changing the camcorder's operating mode.
- Setting the camcorder to standby mode.
- Changing any of the setup menu settings or changing the following
settings in the FUNC. panel: [Rec. Programs], [White Balance], [AGC
Limit], [Digital Effect] or [Image Stabilizer].
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Face Detection
The camcorder automatically detects people’s faces and uses this
information to select the optimal settings for beautiful videos and photos.
Operating modes:
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POINTS TO CHECK
• Select a recording program other than [q Night Scene],
[p Low Light], [M Fireworks] or [r Underwater].
By default, face detection is activated. If the function was turned off, perform the following procedure to turn it on.
[FUNC.] 8 [MENU] 8 7/8 8
[Face Detection & Tracking] 8 [A On o] 8 [a]
To select the main subject
If there is more than one person in the picture, the camcorder will automatically select one person it determines is the main subject. The main
subject is indicated by a white face detection frame and the camcorder
will optimize the settings for that person. Other faces will have gray
frames.
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Touch a different face on the
touch screen to optimize the
camcorder's settings for that
person.
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.
• Face detection cannot be used when the shutter speed used is slower
than 1/30 (1/24 if the frame rate is set to [E 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 [E PF24]).
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Touch & Track
When recording people, face detection (0 66) will track the main subject and keep it always in focus. But also when recording other moving
subjects such as your pet, a moving vehicle or people not facing the
camera directly, you can use Touch & Track to keep your subject in
focus at all times.
Operating modes:
1 Make sure face detection is activated (0 66).
2 Point the camcorder at a moving subject and touch the subject on
the touch screen.
• A white double frame will appear around the subject and track it as it
moves.
• Touch [Cancel z] to remove the frame and cancel the tracking.
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• In certain cases, Touch & Track may not be able to track the subject.
Typical examples include:
- Subjects extremely small or large in relation to the overall picture.
- Subjects too similar to the background.
- Subjects lacking sufficient contrast.
- Fast moving subjects.
- When shooting indoors with insufficient lighting.
Video Snapshot
Record a series of short scenes or capture short scenes from a movie
you have previously recorded. Play your video snapshot scenes set to
your favorite music (0 89) to create your own fun music video. You
will be surprised how by changing the background music, you can give
your scenes an entirely new feel.
Recording Video Snapshot Scenes
Operating modes:
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1 Press z.
• A blue border appears on the
screen.
• Press z again to return
to normal video recording mode.
2 Press g.
• By default, the camcorder records
for about 4 seconds (the blue frame
serves as a visual progress bar)
and then automatically returns to record pause mode. You can
change the length of video snapshot scenes with the 8 8
[Video Snapshot Length] setting.
• When the camcorder stops recording, the screen will momentarily
turn black as if a camera shutter had released.
• In index screens, video snapshot scenes are indicated with the Z
mark.
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• Changing the camcorder's operating mode will deactivate the video
snapshot mode.
Digital Effects
Operating modes:
[FUNC.] 8 [O Digital Effects] 8 Desired fader/effect* 8
[a]
* You can preview the digital effect on the screen.
• The icon of the selected digital effect appears in green. Effects are
applied immediately.
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To fade in/out
Press g in record pause mode (M) to start recording with
a fade in. Press g while recording (N) to fade out and pause
the recording.
Options
( Default value)
[N Off]
Select this setting when you do not intend to use the digital effects.
[2 Black & White]*
Records movies and photos in black and
white.
[3 Sepia]*
Records movies and photos in sepia tones for an
“old” look.
[0 Fade Trigger/Once], [6 Fade Trigger/Always], [1 Wipe/Once],
[7 Wipe/Always] Select one of the faders to begin or end a
scene with a fade from or to a black screen. You can choose to
activate the fader only once, or every time you press
g to begin or end a scene.
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* Only these digital effects are available in
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mode.
• 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.
Manually Setting the Shutter Speed or Aperture
[A Programmed AE] is the default automatic exposure (AE) recording
program; using it, you can change functions like the white balance or
image effects. Select one of the other AE recording programs to control
the shutter speed or aperture.
Operating modes:
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[FUNC.] 8 [Rec. Programs] 8 [B Shutter-Pri. AE] or
[C Aperture-Pri. AE] 8 Drag your finger left and right
along the dial to set the desired shutter speed (B) or
aperture value (C) 8 [a]
Options
( Default value)
[A Programmed AE]
The camcorder automatically adjusts the
aperture and shutter speed to obtain the optimal exposure for
the subject.
[B Shutter-Pri. AE]
Set the shutter speed value. The camcorder
automatically sets the appropriate aperture value.
[C Aperture-Pri. AE]
Set the aperture value. The camcorder automatically sets the appropriate shutter speed.
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• [B Shutter-Pri. AE]:
- On screen only the denominator is displayed – [B 250] indicates a
shutter speed of 1/250 second, etc.
- In
mode, when the frame rate is set to [E 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.
- 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 [B Shutter-Priority AE] and set the shutter speed to 1/100.
• [C 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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Shutter Speed and Aperture Value Guidelines
XWith slower shutter speed you can add a nice
motion blur and sense of movement.
With faster shutter speeds you can “freeze the
action” for powerful images of moving subjects.W
mode A
y
1/2
1/4
1/8
1/15
1/30
1/60
mode
1/100 1/250 1/500 1/1000 1/2000
Low-light situations
Fast moving subjects
or shooting from a
moving car or train
Most ordinary conditions
Indoor sports
Outdoor sports on sunny days
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XWith small aperture values only the subject is in
focus and the background is softly blurred. Great
for portraits or to isolate a single object.
With large aperture values every part of
the image is clearly in focus. Good
for landscapes and architectural shots.W
F2.0
F1.8
F2.8
F2.4
F4.0
F3.4
F5.6
F4.8
F8.0
F6.7
More light
y Lens aperture A
Less light
Shallow
y Depth of Field A
Deep
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Manual Exposure Adjustment
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 adjust the exposure manually or use
the Touch AE function to automatically set the optimal exposure for the
subject you select. This is convenient when the brightness of the subject you want to shoot is noticeably brighter/darker than the general
brightness of the image.
Operating modes:
POINTS TO CHECK
• Select a recording program other than [M Fireworks].
1 Open the exposure adjustment screen.
[FUNC.] 8 [e Exposure]
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2 Touch a subject that appears inside the e frame.
• The Touch AE mark (P) will flash and the exposure will be adjusted
automatically so the area you touched will be correctly exposed. You
have the option to further adjust the exposure manually as
necessary.
• You can touch [y] instead to adjust the exposure manually without
activating the Touch AE function.
• The manual adjustment dial appears and the adjustment value is set
at ±0.
• Touch [y] again to return the camcorder to automatic exposure.
3 Drag your finger up and down along the dial to set the exposure
adjustment value.
The adjustment range may vary depending on the initial brightness of
the image, and some values may be grayed out.
4 Touch [a] to lock the exposure at the selected value.
During exposure lock, e and the selected exposure adjustment value
will appear on the screen.
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NOTES
• If the recording program is changed during exposure lock, the camcorder will return to automatic exposure.
• When shooting subjects with a strong light source behind them, the
camcorder automatically corrects for the backlight. You can turn off the
automatic backlight correction with the 7/8 8 [Auto Backlight
Correction] setting.
Automatic Gain Control (AGC) Limit
When recording in dark surroundings, the camcorder will automatically
increase the gain to try to get a brighter picture. However, using higher
gain values may result in more noticeable video noise. You can select
the AGC limit to curb the amount of noise by setting the maximum gain
value to be used. The smaller the AGC limit, the picture will be darker
but will have less the noise.
Operating modes:
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[FUNC.] 8 [P AGC Limit] 8 [y Manual]* 8
Drag your finger left and right along the dial to set the AGC
limit 8 [a]
* Touch [z Automatic] to remove the limit for the automatic gain control.
• The AGC limit selected appears on the screen.
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
Operating modes:
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• Fast moving subjects
• Through wet windows
• Night scenes
POINTS TO CHECK
• Adjust the zoom before you start the procedure.
1 Open the manual focus screen.
[FUNC.] 8 [X Focus]
2 Touch a subject that appears inside the X frame.
• The Touch AF mark (P) will flash and the focusing distance will be
adjusted automatically. You have the option to further adjust the
focus manually as necessary.
• You can touch [2] instead to adjust the focus manually without
activating the Touch AF function.
• The manual focus controls and the current focusing distance appear.
• Touch [2] again to return the camcorder to autofocus.
3 Touch and hold [l] or [W] to adjust the focus.
• The center of the screen will be magnified to help you focus more
easily. You can also turn off this function with the 7 8 [Focus
Assistance] setting.
• The focusing distance displayed will change as you adjust the focus.
You can change the units used for the distance display with the
6 8 [Distance Units] setting.
• If you wish to focus on faraway subjects such as mountains or
fireworks, touch and hold [l] until the focusing distance changes to
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4 Touch [a] to lock the focus at the selected distance.
During manual focus, [MF] will appear on the screen.
NOTES
• While the optional Wide-converter or Tele-converter is attached, the
focusing distance displayed will be incorrect.
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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:
POINTS TO CHECK
• Select a recording program other than the Special Scene recording programs.
[FUNC.] 8 [m White Balance] 8 Desired option* 8 [a]
* When you select [g Custom WB], set the custom white balance with the following procedure before touching [a].
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To set the custom white balance
Point the camcorder at a white object, so it fills the whole screen,
and touch [Set WB].
When the adjustment is completed, g stops flashing and disappears.
The camcorder will retain the custom white balance even if you turn it off.
Options
( Default value)
[Y Automatic]
The camcorder automatically sets the white balance for natural looking colors.
[a Daylight] To record outdoors on a bright day.
[b Shade] To record in shaded places.
[c Cloudy] To record on a cloudy day.
[e Fluorescent] To record under warm white, cool white or warmwhite-type (3-wavelength) fluorescent lighting.
[f Fluorescent H]
To record under daylight or daylight-type
(3-wavelength) fluorescent lighting.
[d Tungsten]
To record under tungsten and tungsten-type
(3-wavelength) fluorescent lighting.
[g Custom WB]
Use the custom white balance setting to make
white subjects appear white under colored lighting.
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NOTES
• When you select the custom white balance:
- Set 7 8 [Digital Zoom] to [B Off].
- Reset the white balance when you change locations or the lighting or
other conditions change.
- Depending on the light source, g may keep flashing. The result will
still be better than with [Y 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 [e Fluorescent] or [f Fluorescent H]. If the color
looks unnatural, select [Y Automatic] or [g Custom WB].
Image Effects
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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.
[FUNC.] 8 [MENU] 8 7/8 8 [Image Effects] 8
Desired option* 8 [a]
* When you select [Z Custom Effect], set the custom image effect with the following procedure before touching [a].
To set the custom image effect
1 Touch [U], [V] or [W] to set the desired [Color Depth] level.
2 Touch [y] or [A] to select [Sharpness], [Contrast] and
[Brightness] and adjust their levels the same way.
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Options
( Default value)
[U Off] Records with no image enhancing effects.
[V Vivid] Emphasizes the contrast and color saturation.
[W Neutral] Tones down the contrast and color saturation.
[X Low Sharpening] Records subjects with softened outlines.
[Y 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.
[Z Custom Effect]
Allows you to adjust the color depth, brightness, contrast, and sharpness of the image.
[Color Depth]: (V) Shallower, (U) Richer.
[Sharpness]: (V) Softer, (U) Sharper.
[Contrast]: (V) Softer, (U) Sharper.
[Brightness]: (V) Darker, (U) Brighter.
Mini Video Light
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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 [r Underwater] or
[s Surface].
[FUNC.] 8 [Y Video Light] 8 [A On] 8 [a]
• Y appears on the screen.
• Repeat, selecting [B Off], to turn off the mini video light.
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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 (0 83).
•
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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• When an optional video light is attached to the mini advanced shoe, the
built-in mini video light will be disabled. To use the built-in mini video
light, turn off the optional video light.
Self Timer
Operating modes:
[FUNC.] 8 [MENU] 8 8 8 [Self Timer] 8
[A On n] 8 [a]
• n appears.
• Repeat, selecting [B Off], to turn off the self timer.
mode: In record pause mode, press g.
The camcorder starts recording after a 10-second countdown*. The
countdown appears on the screen.
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mode: Press j, 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 g (when recording movies) or j fully (when
recording photos).
- Turning off the camcorder.
- Changing the camcorder’s operating mode.
- Setting the camcorder to standby mode.
Audio Recording Level
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You can adjust the audio recording level of the built-in or an external
microphone. You can display the audio level indicator while recording.
Operating modes:
POINTS TO CHECK
• Select a recording program other than [r Underwater] or
[s Surface].
Manual Adjustment of the Audio Recording Level
1 Open the manual audio recording level adjustment screen.
[FUNC.] 8 [c Mic. Level] 8 [y Manual]
• The audio level indicator and current audio recording level will appear
on the screen.
• Touch [z Automatic] to return the camcorder to automatic audio
recording levels.
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Manual audio level adjustment
Audio level indicator
Current audio level
Audio level adjustment bar
2 Touch and hold [y] or [A] to adjust the audio recording level as
necessary.
As a guideline, adjust the audio recording level so that the audio level
meter will go to the right of the -12 dB mark (yellow area) only
occasionally.
3 Touch [a] to lock the audio recording level at the current level.
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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.] 8 [c Mic. Level] 8 [z Automatic] 8
[Audio Level Indicator] 8 [a]
NOTES
• When the audio level meter reaches the red point (0 dB), the sound may
be distorted.
• If the audio level is too high and the sound gets distorted, activate the
microphone attenuator with the 7 8 [Microphone Attenuator] setting.
• We recommend using headphones to check the sound level while
adjusting the audio recording level or when the microphone attenuator
is activated.
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Using Headphones
Use headphones for playback or to check the audio level while recording. The headphones are connected to the AV OUT/X 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 X (headphones) output.
Operating modes:
*
* Headphones can be used also in
mode but the function of the terminal cannot be changed in this mode. Change the setting in advance in one of the other
operating modes.
[FUNC.]* 8 [MENU] 8 6 8 [AV/Headphones] 8
[Headphones] 8
To close the menu: 8 [a]
To continue adjusting the volume:
8 [f] 8 [Volume] 8 Drag your finger left and right along
the volume bar to adjust the volume 8 [a]
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* Only when performing the procedure in
• J appears.
mode.
To adjust the volume during playback
In
mode, and in
mode during slideshow playback, adjust
the headphones volume the same way you adjust the speaker’s volume (0 51).
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IMPORTANT
• When using headphones, make sure to lower the volume to an appropriate level.
• Do not connect the headphones to the AV OUT/X terminal if the J
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 [J Headphones] in a playback
mode, the function of the AV OUT/X terminal will return automatically to
AV output when you turn off the camcorder.
Using the Mini Advanced Shoe
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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 (0 193). For details about how to attach and use the
accessories, refer also to the instruction manual of the accessory used.
1 Retract the mini advanced shoe
cover in the direction of the arrow.
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.
Example: Attaching an optional DM-100
Directional Stereo Microphone.
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NOTES
• Accessories designed for the Advanced Accessory Shoe
*
cannot be used with this camcorder. Look for video
accessories bearing this logo to ensure compatibility with
the mini advanced shoe.
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 SM-V1 Surround Microphone or DM-100 Directional Stereo
Microphone
Using the SM-V1 you can add a sense of depth and presence to your
recordings with 5.1ch surround sound. Using the DM-100 you can
accurately record audio coming directly from the direction you are
recording.
Operating modes:
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Attach the optional SM-V1 Surround Microphone or DM-100
Directional Stereo Microphone to the mini advanced shoe.
Refer to Using the Mini Advanced Shoe
(0 83).
appears. For details about using
the optional external microphone, refer
to the instruction manual of the accessory used.
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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 using the optional SM-V1 Surround Microphone, change the
microphone's directionality mode with the 7 8 [Surround Mic
Directionality] setting.
• Playing back recordings made with the optional SM-V1 Surround Microphone: You can enjoy 5.1ch surround sound playback on HDTVs compatible with 5.1ch surround sound connected to the camcorder using
an HDMI cable. Audio output from the AV OUT/X terminal (including
headphone output) will be converted to 2ch stereo. The camcorder’s
built-in speaker is monaural.
• When an external microphone is connected to the camcorder, 7
8 [Wind Screen] will automatically be set to [B Off Z].
• If the audio level is too high and the sound gets distorted, adjust the
audio recording level manually (0 80) or activate the microphone attenuator with the 7 8 [Microphone Attenuator] setting.
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Using a Zoom Remote Controller
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.
Operating modes:
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Attach the optional RA-V1 Remote Control Adapter to the mini
advanced shoe.
Refer to Using the Mini Advanced Shoe (0 83).
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.
Functions Available with the Zoom Remote Controller
Using the ZR-2000 or ZR-1000: turning the power on/off, starting/
stopping a recording, zoom, focus adjustment and displaying onscreen displays on an external monitor.
Using the ZR-2000 only: switching between autofocus and manual
focus, Push AF* and focus assistance (MAGNIFYING button).
* The Push AF function allows you to switch to autofocus temporarily during
manual focus.
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• In
mode, the only available functions are turning the power on/off,
starting/stopping a recording, and zoom.
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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 using face detection (0 66), you can
display the scene divided into segments every time the camcorder registered a change in the main subject of the scene.
Operating modes:
1 Open the [Original] or [Playlist] index screen.
2 Open the scene's [Timeline] screen.
[c] 8 the desired scene
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.
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3 Touch the desired frame in the timeline ruler to start playing back
the scene from that point.
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A Touch twice to return to the index screen.
B Previous/next scene.
C Drag your finger left along the ruler to display the next 5
frames.
D Current scene / Total number of scenes.
E Scene's recording mode and length.
F Recording date and time.
G Drag your finger right along the ruler to display the previous 5 frames.
H Currently selected interval between frames (or
[o Faces]).
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To change the interval between frames
[6 sec] 8 Desired interval 8 [f]
To display changes in the scene’s main subject
[6 sec] 8 [o Faces] 8 [f]
• The timeline ruler will show frames taken from the scene every time
the main subject detected by the camcorder changed.
NOTES
• For a single scene, up to 100 changes in main subject will appear in the
[Timeline] screen when [o Faces] is selected.
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Playing Back Scenes Set to Background Music
You can play back video snapshot scenes, scenes in the playlist and
photo slideshows set to background music (instead of the original
sound). You can use one of the supplied music tracks or connect an
external audio player to use your favorite songs as background music.
Operating modes:
Using One of the Supplied Music Tracks as Background Music
The supplied Camcorder Supplemental Disc contains 3 music tracks
you can use as background music. e: The music files comes
pre-installed in the built-in memory.
POINTS TO CHECK
• To play back scenes or a slideshow of photos recorded on the memory
card, you will need to transfer the music tracks to the memory card in
advance. For details, refer to the ‘ImageMixer 3 SE Software Guide’
(PDF file).
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1 Open the [Playlist], [Video Snapshot] → [Original]/[Playlist] or
[Photos] index screen.
2 Open the music track selection screen.
[MENU] 8 y / z 8 [Select Music] 8 [A On] 8
[Z] or [O] to select the desired music track* 8 [a]
* Touch [B Off] to play back the scenes with the sound recorded originally or
to play back the photo slideshow without any music.
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A Select the desired music track.
B Play back the original sound (no background music).
C Delete the music track selected.
D Listen to the music track selected. Touch again (B) to
stop the playback.
3 Back in the index screen, touch a scene to start the playback set
to the selected music track.
In
mode, touch a photo to go to single photo view and continue
with the slideshow procedure (0 113).
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To delete a music track
In the music track selection screen, touch [Z] or [O] to select the
track you want to delete.
[d] 8 [Yes]
Using an External Audio Player for Background Music
Use your favorite songs as background music by connecting an external player.
POINTS TO CHECK
• You will need a commercially available audio cable with at least one
mini-stereo plug (to connect to the MIC terminal on the camcorder); the
other end will depend on external player used).
1 Open the [Playlist], [Video Snapshot] → [Original]/[Playlist] or
[Photos] index screen.
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2 Activate the external audio input.
[MENU] 8 y / z 8 [External Audio Input] 8
[A On
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3 Connect the external player to the camcorder's MIC terminal.
4 Adjust the audio input as necessary.
• Start the music playback on the external player and adjust its volume
according to the onscreen indications. When the audio input is in the
correct range, stop the music playback and touch [a] on the
camcorder.
• Touch [External Player Link] to link the video playback to the start/
end of the music from the external player.
Playback with the video/slideshow linked to the external audio
5 Start the music playback on the external player.
• Playback will start from the first scene or photo in the index screen.
• When the external audio input stops, the video playback will pause.
When the external audio input is restored, video playback will resume
automatically.
• When you play back the slideshow linked to the external audio, the
photos will be displayed continuously until the music stops. When
the external audio input stops, the slideshow will stop as well.
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Playback with the video not linked to the external audio
5 Back in the index screen, touch a scene to start the video
playback.
In
mode, touch a photo to go to single photo view and continue
with the slideshow procedure (0 113).
6 Start the music playback on the external player.
IMPORTANT
• If you use copyrighted songs and music tracks in your video creations,
remember that music under copyright 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.
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NOTES
• You can also add to the playlist just the video snapshot scenes you
want to watch and arrange their playback order.
• Initializing a memory card will permanently erase any music files you
may have transferred to the card. (e The music files that come
pre-installed in the built-in memory will be restored after it is initialized.)
- Windows useres: Use the supplied software ImageMixer 3 SE to
transfer music files from the supplied Camcorder Supplemental Disc
to a memory card after it is initialized. For details, refer to the
‘ImageMixer 3 SE Software Guide’ (PDF file).
- Mac OS users: Use Finder to transfer music files from the [MUSIC]
folder on the supplied Camcorder Supplemental Disc to a memory
card after it is initialized. Refer to About the music files (0 203) for the
folder structure of the memory card.
• Transfer music files to the memory card that contains the recordings
you want to play back with background music.
• About video playback linked to the external player:
- In some cases, the video playback may not be correctly linked to the
external player. For example, if the volume of external player is too low
or if the audio signal contains a lot of noise, etc.
- When you connect the MIC terminal to the audio outputs on the
external player and cannot adjust the strength of the signal, the
camcorder will automatically decrease the volume of the external
player when the audio signal is too loud.
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Onscreen Displays and Data Code
You can turn most onscreen displays on or off.
Operating modes:
Repeatedly press h to turn the onscreen displays on/off in the
following sequence:
,
mode:
• All displays on
• Most displays off1
mode2:
• All displays on
• Only data code on
• All displays off
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mode2:
• All displays on
• Only recording date
and time on
• All displays off
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Pressing h will turn off most of the icons and displays that appear automatically but will not remove onscreen displays that were turned on manually (for
example, onscreen markers or the audio level meter).
2 Touch the screen to display the playback controls.
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 within the Exif information
panel while the playback controls are displayed on the screen; in
mode, you can select the information to be displayed with the y
8 [Data Code] setting.
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Playlist and Scene Operations
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. You can play back the scenes in the playlist using
your favorite song as background music (0 89).
Operating modes:
Adding Scenes to the Playlist
1 Open the [Original] or [Video Snapshot] → [Original] index screen.
To add to the playlist all the scenes recorded on a specific date, narrow
down the scenes shown to scenes recorded on that date (0 55).
2 Touch [a] to open the scene selection screen.
3 Touch on the individual scenes you want to add to the playlist.
• A checkmark O will appear on scenes selected. Touch a selected
scene again to remove the checkmark.
• To select all the scenes at once: Touch [Select All] instead of
touching individual scenes. (Remove in advance any checkmarks
from scenes you may have selected individually.)
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4 Add the scenes to the playlist.
[Edit] 8 [Add to Playlist] 8 [Yes] 8 [OK]
• e Scenes are added to the playlist on the same memory
they are recorded on.
NOTES
• Deleting or moving scenes in the playlist will not affect the original
recordings.
• Scenes that were edited using the supplied software ImageMixer 3 SE
and were then written back to the camcorder cannot be added to the
playlist.
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• e You can copy scenes from the built-in memory to the memory card (0 126) 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.
1 Open the [Playlist] index screen.
You can touch [b] 8 [Video Snapshot] 8 [Playlist] to open the
playlist of video snapshot scenes.
2 To delete a single scene, touch [c] and touch the scene you want
to delete.
• The [Timeline] screen appears.
• This step is not necessary to delete the entire playlist.
3 Delete the scenes from the playlist.
[Edit] 8 [Delete] 8 [Yes]* 8 [OK]
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* If you selected to delete all the scenes in the playlist, touch [Stop] to interrupt
the operation while it is in progress. Some scenes will be deleted nevertheless.
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.
You can touch [b] 8 [Video Snapshot] 8 [Playlist] to open the
playlist of video snapshot scenes.
2 Touch [c] and touch the scene you want to move.
The [Timeline] screen appears.
3 Move the scene.
[Edit] 8 [Move] 8 Touch an empty box on the screen to
select the desired position 8 [OK] 8 [Yes]
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A Destination icon.
B Move the scene to the position indicated by the destination icon.
C Touch an empty box to select it as the destination.
D Scene selected to be moved.
E Original position of the scene and currently selected destination.
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Capturing Photos and Video Snapshot Scenes from a Movie
You can capture video snapshot scenes, single photos or a series of
continuous photos from a previously recorded scene. For example, you
may want to print photos from video recorded at a party or create a
small video clip using video snapshot scenes from the highlights of an
event.
Operating modes:
Capturing a Video Snapshot Scene
1 Open the index screen that contains the scene from which you
want to capture the video snapshot scene.
2 Play back the desired scene.
3 Press g to capture the video snapshot scene.
The camcorder captures the video snapshot scene for about 4
seconds (the blue frame serves as a visual progress bar), and then
enters playback pause mode. You can change the length of video
snapshot scene you capture with the 8 8 [Video Snapshot
Length] setting.
4 Touch [B] to return to the index screen.
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NOTES
• A video snapshot scene can be captured only during playback; it cannot be captured during playback pause mode.
• e The captured video snapshot scene is saved to the same
memory that contains the source scene.
• Video snapshot scenes cannot be captured from any of the following
types of scenes.
- Scenes shorter than 1 second
- Scenes that were edited using the supplied software ImageMixer 3
SE and were then written back to the camcorder.
• When the source scene is itself a video snapshot scene, you may not
be able to capture a video snapshot scene depending on the length of
the source scene and the length currently selected for video snapshot
scenes.
• 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.
Capturing Photos
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You can capture a single photo or a series of photos. The size of the
captured photos will be [H 1920x1080] and it cannot be changed,
but you can select the photo quality.
Please read the IMPORTANT section (0 98) before using an Eye-Fi
card.
Operating modes:
To select the photo capture settings
[MENU] 8 8 8 [Photo Capture from Video] 8
[A Single Photo] or [B Photo Sequence] 8 [f]
Continue from the same menu:
[Photo Capture Quality] 8 Desired photo quality* 8 [a]
* The number displayed indicates the approximate number of photos that can be
recorded with the current quality setting.
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To capture the photos
1 Play back the scene from which you want to capture the photo.
2 Pause the playback at the point you want to capture.
3 Press j fully.
To capture a photo sequence, hold j pressed down. The scene
will be played back by frames and each frame captured as a separate
photo.
4 Touch [B] to return to the index screen.
IMPORTANT
• When capturing photos on an Eye-Fi card, photos will be uploaded
automatically if you are within the range of a configured network. Always
verify that Eye-Fi cards have been approved in the country/region of
use. See also Using an Eye-Fi card (0 146).
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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.
• e Photos will be recorded on the memory selected for recording photos.
• [B 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 [E PF24]).
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] index screen.
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2 Select the scene you want to divide and touch it to start playing it
back.
3 Pause the playback at the point where you want to divide the
scene.
4 Open the scene division screen.
[Edit] 8 [Divide]
5 Bring the scene to a precise point, if necessary.
• During playback pause: Touch [A] to play back the scene. Touch
[F] or [E] to jump a frame backward/forward.
• During playback: Touch [C] to pause the playback. Touch [J] or
[I] for fast playback backward/forward.
6 Divide the scene.
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[A Divide] 8 [Yes]
• 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
between frames is about 0.5 seconds.
• If the scene cannot be divided at the point where you paused the playback, advance/reverse a frame and then divide the scene.
• During the playback of a scene that was divided, you may notice some
anomalies in the picture/sound at the point where the scene was cut.
• The following scenes cannot be divided:
- Video snapshot scenes and other scenes that are too short (less than
3 seconds).
- Scenes that were edited using the supplied software ImageMixer 3
SE and were then written back to the memory.
• Scenes cannot be divided within 1 second from the beginning or the
end of the scene.
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Photos
Refer to this chapter for details on taking photos (advanced
shooting functions), viewing photos and printing them. For
details about basic photo shooting, refer to Dual Shot Mode
(0 42).
Basic Playback
Viewing Photos
Operating modes:
1 Press S.
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2 Open the [Photos] index screen, if it is not displayed.
[b] 8 [Photos]
3 Look for the photo you want to play back.
Move the zoom lever toward Q to show 15 photos per page; move it
toward P to show 6 photos per page.
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A Memory being read.
B Index screen currently displayed.
C Drag your finger left for the next index page.
D Drag your finger right for the previous index page.
E Select a different index screen to read different content or
from a different memory (e only) (0 52).
4 Touch the photo you wish to view.
• The photo is displayed in single photo view.
• Drag your finger left/right to browse through the photos one by one.
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To return to the index screen from single photo view
1 Touch the screen to display the playback controls.
2 Touch [Q].
Photo Jump Function
When you have recorded a large number of photos, you can jump easily through the photos using the scroll bar.
1 Touch the screen to display the playback controls.
2 Jump through the photos using the scroll bar.
[g] 8 Drag your finger left and right along the scroll
bar 8 [f]
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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.
• 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
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1 In single photo view, select the photo you want to delete.
2 Touch the screen to display the playback controls.
3 Delete the photo.
[Edit] 8 [Delete] 8 [d Proceed] 8 [Yes]
4 Drag your finger left/right to select another photo to delete or
touch [a].
Deleting Photos from the Index Screen
1 Open the [Photos] index screen.
[b] 8 [Photos]
2 Touch [a] to open the photo selection screen.
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3 Touch on the individual photos you want to delete.
• A checkmark O will appear on photos selected. Touch a selected
photo again to remove the checkmark.
• To select all the photos at once: Touch [Select All] instead of touching
individual photos. (Remove in advance any checkmarks from photos
you may have selected individually.)
4 Delete the photos.
[Edit] 8 [Delete] 8 [Yes]* 8 [OK]
* Touch [Stop] 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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Additional Functions
Taking Photos in y Manual Mode
Operating modes:
1 Set the mode switch to y.
2 Turn on the camcorder.
• e By default, photos are
recorded in the built-in memory.
You can select the memory that will
be used to record photos (0 38).
• Please read the IMPORTANT
section before using an Eye-Fi
card.
3 Touch [3] to switch to
mode.
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4 Press j halfway.
Once the focus is automatically adjusted, h will turn green and one or
more AF frames will appear.
5 Press j 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.
• When recording photos on an Eye-Fi card, photos will be uploaded
automatically if you are within the range of a configured network. Always
verify that Eye-Fi cards have been approved in the country/region of
use. See also Using an Eye-Fi card (0 146).
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NOTES
• If the subject is not suitable for autofocus, h turns yellow. Adjust the
focus manually (0 74).
• When the subject is too bright, [Overexp.] will flash on the screen. In
such case, use the optional FS-H37U ND filter.
Deleting a Photo Right After Recording It
You can delete a photo you have just recorded while reviewing it within
the time set for the 8 8 [Photo Review Time] option.
Operating modes:
While reviewing the photo immediately after recording:
[d] 8 [Yes]
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• If you press h during the photo review time, the photo will continue
to be displayed indefinitely. Press j halfway to return to normal
shooting mode.
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 [K 2304x1296] size for photos
with an aspect ratio of 16:9.
Operating modes:
[FUNC.] 8 [MENU] 8 8 8 [Photo Quality/Size] 8
Desired photo quality* (top row) 8
Desired photo size* (bottom row) 8 [a]
* The number displayed on the right corner indicates the approximate number of
photos that can be recorded with the current quality/size setting.
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Options
Large capacity memory cards, like those usually used for video recording, can contain a very large number of photos. As a reference, the
number of photos that can be recorded on a 1 GB memory card is
given in the following table.
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 (21 x 29.7 cm, 8.3 x 11.7
in.).
- 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.).
- N 640x480: To send photos as e-mail attachments or to post on the
Web.
- K 2304x1296, H 1920x1080, S 848x480: To print photos with a
16:9 aspect ratio. (Wide-sized photo paper is required.)
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Approximate number of photos available on a 1 GB memory card

Memory card
Photo size ↓
Default value
Photo quality
E [Super Fine]
F [Fine]
G [Normal]
L 2100x1575
420
630
1,265
K 2304x1296
465
700
1,390
M 1600x1200
720
1,075
2,115
H 1920x10801
670
1,000
1,970
N 640x480
4,395
6,350
11,4303
S 848x4802
3,360
4,760
9,525
1
2
This size is only available for capturing photos from a movie (0 96).
This size is only available for simultaneous recording in
mode or
mode.
3
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.)
Flash
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You can use the flash to take photos in dark places.
Operating modes:
POINTS TO CHECK
• Select a recording program other than [M Fireworks], [r Underwater]
or [s Surface].
1 Select the flash mode.
[FUNC.] 8 [S Flash] 8 Desired option 8 [a]
• The icon of the selected flash mode appears. U disappears after 4
seconds.
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2 Press j, 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.
Options
( Default value)
[U Automatic]
The flash fires automatically according to the
brightness of the subject.
[V Red-Eye Auto]
The flash fires automatically according to the
brightness of the subject. The assist lamp lights up to reduce the
red-eye effect.
[S Flash On] The flash always fires.
[W Flash Off] The flash does not fire.
Using the VFL-2 Video Flash Light
You can use the optional VFL-2 Video Flash Light as an external flash
when its POWER switch is set to n 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 (0 83).
appears when you turn on the video flash light (n ON). For details
about using the video flash light, refer to the instruction manual of the
VFL-2.
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• The flash will not fire in the following cases:
- When the flash mode is set to [U Automatic] or [V Red-Eye Auto]
and you manually adjust the exposure.
- During auto exposure bracketing.
- When the flash mode is set to [U Automatic] or [V Red-Eye Auto]
and the recording program is set to [q Night Scene].
- When using an optional video light.
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• About the AF-Assist Lamp: While you press j 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 8 8 [AF-Assist Lamp] to [B 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 program is set to [r Underwater] or
[s Surface], [AF-Assist Lamp] is automatically set to [B 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.
• We recommend not using the flash while the optional Wide-converter or
Tele-converter is attached; its shadow can appear on the screen.
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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 [M Fireworks].
[FUNC.] 8 [Drive Mode] 8 Desired option 8 [a]
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Options
( Default value)
[A Single] Records a single photo.
[D AE 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.
[B Continuous], [C Hi-Speed Cont.]
Captures a series of up to 60 photos as long as you hold j
pressed down. There are two continuous shooting speed settings: normal (approx. 3 photos/second) and high speed (approx.
5 photos/second).
Continuous Shooting/Hi-Speed Continuous Shooting
1 Press j halfway to activate the autofocus.
2 Press j fully and hold it pressed down.
Auto Exposure Bracketing
Press j, first halfway to activate the autofocus and then fully to
record the 3 photos.
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• 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).
Please read the IMPORTANT section (0 111) before using an Eye-Fi
card.
Operating modes:
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[FUNC.] 8 [MENU] 8 8 8 [Simultaneous
Recording] 8 Desired photo quality* (top row)** 8
Desired photo size* (bottom row) 8 [a]
* The number displayed on the right corner indicates the approximate number of
photos that can be recorded with the current quality/size setting.
** Touch [X] if you do not intend to use simultaneous recording.
Operating modes:
While recording, or in record pause mode, press j to capture
the photo.
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 (0 105).
IMPORTANT
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• When recording photos on an Eye-Fi card, photos will be uploaded
automatically if you are within the range of a configured network. Always
verify that Eye-Fi cards have been approved in the country/region of
use. See also Using an Eye-Fi card (0 146).
NOTES
• Photo quality will be higher when photos are recorded in
mode or
in
mode during record pause.
• e Photos will be recorded on the memory selected for recording photos.
• Photos cannot be recorded simultaneously while the digital zoom or a
digital effect is activated.
• In
mode, when the IS mode is set to [P Dynamic], if you zoom
in to full telephoto you can record video using a zoom ratio larger than
15x. Photos taken simultaneously at that time, however, will show a
maximum zoom ratio of 15x so the video and the photo will not show
exactly the same picture.
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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:
POINTS TO CHECK
• Select a recording program other than the Special Scene recording programs.
[FUNC.] 8 [Metering Mode] 8 Desired option 8 [a]
Options
( Default value)
[Q Evaluative]
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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.
[S Center-Wt. Avg.]
Averages the light metered from the entire
screen, giving more weight to the subject in the center.
[R 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.
Slideshow
You can play a slideshow of all the photos and even set it to music.
Operating modes:
1 Open the [Photos] index screen.
2 Select the background music to use when playing back the photo
slideshow (0 89).
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Slideshow set to a music track
3 Touch the screen to display the playback controls, then touch [A]
to play back the slideshow set to the selected music track.
Slideshow not linked to the external audio
3 Touch the screen to display the playback controls, then touch [A]
to start the slideshow.
4 Start the music playback on the external player.
• Drag your finger left and right along the volume bar to adjust the
volume.
• Touch [C] to stop the slideshow. Hide the playback controls if
necessary.
To change the slideshow’s transition effects
[MENU] 8 z 8 [Slideshow Transition] 8
[Off], [Dissolve] or [Slide Image] 8 [a]
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Magnifying Photos during Playback
In single photo view, photos can be magnified up to 5 times. R will
appear for photos that cannot be enlarged.
Operating modes:
1 Move the zoom lever toward P.
• 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 P. To reduce the
magnification times, move it toward
Q.
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2 Drag your finger across the photo to display the area you want to
see enlarged.
To cancel the magnification, move the zoom lever toward Q until the
frame disappears.
Rotating Photos
You can rotate photos 90 degrees to change their orientation.
Operating modes:
1 In single photo view, select the photo you want to rotate.
2 Touch the screen to display the playback controls.
3 Rotate the photo.
[Edit] 8 [Rotate] 8 [q] (90° left) or [r] (90° right)
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4 Drag your finger left/right to select another photo to rotate or
touch [a].
Histogram Display
Operating modes:
*
* In
mode the histogram will be displayed while a photo is reviewed immediately after having taken the photo.
Pixel Count
In single photo view, you can display the histogram and the icons of all
the functions used at the time of recording (Exif information panel). 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.
Touch the screen to display the
playback controls.
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Shadows
Highlights
The histogram and Exif information panel are displayed as well. Press
h to hide the histogram and Exif information panel.
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.
Protecting Photos
You can protect photos from accidental erasure.
Operating modes:
Protecting Single Photos
1 In single photo view, select the photo you want to protect.
2 Touch the screen to display the playback controls.
3 Protect the photo.
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[Edit] 8 [Protect] 8 [B]
• A appears and the photo cannot be deleted. Touch [B] again to
remove the protection.
4 Drag your finger left/right to select another photo to protect or
touch [a].
Protecting Photos from the Index Screen
1 Open the [Photos] index screen.
2 Touch [a] to open the photo selection screen.
3 Touch on the individual photos you want to protect.
• A checkmark O will appear on photos selected. Touch a selected
photo again to remove the checkmark.
• To select all the photos at once: Touch [Select All] instead of touching
individual photos. (Remove in advance any checkmarks from photos
you may have selected individually.)
4 Protect the photos.
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[Edit] 8 [Protect] 8 [Protect]* 8 [OK]
* Touch [Remove Protection] to remove the protection from the selected photos.
IMPORTANT
• Initializing the memory will permanently erase all recordings, including
protected photos.
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r 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 (0 46)
• Quick Start (0 47)
• Recording programs (0 60, 70)
• Face detection (0 66)
• Touch & Track (0 68)
• Digital effects (0 69)
• Manual exposure adjustment (0 73)
• Manual focus adjustment (0 74)
• White balance (0 76)
• Image effects (0 77)
• Mini video light (0 78)
• Self timer (0 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 (0 119).
Canon printers: SELPHY printers of the CP,
DS and ES series and PIXMA printers carrying the PictBridge logo.
Operating modes:
Connecting the Camcorder to the Printer
1 In single photo view, select a photo you want to print.
2 Turn on the printer.
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3 Connect the camcorder to the printer using the supplied USB
cable.
• Connection D. Refer to Connection Diagrams (0 124).
• If the device selection screen appears, touch [Computer/Printer].
• V appears and changes to D.
IMPORTANT
• If V continues to flash (for more than 1 minute) or if D does not
appear, the camcorder is not correctly connected to the printer. In such
case, disconnect the USB cable and turn off the camcorder and the
printer. After a short while, turn them on again, set the camcorder to
mode and restore the connection.
• During the following operations, even if you connect a printer to the
camcorder it will not be recognized.
- Deleting all photos
- Removing all print orders
NOTES
•
will appear for photos that cannot be printed.
• We recommend powering the camcorder using the compact power
adapter.
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• Refer also to the printer’s instruction manual.
• If you have no intention to use the optional DW-100 DVD Burner, you
can set 8 8 [USB Connection Type] to [N Computer/Printer] so
the device type selection screen does not appear every time you connect the camcorder to a printer.
• For best performance when connecting the camcorder to a PictBridgecompatible printer, we recommend keeping the number of photos in the
memory to no more than 100 photos.
Printing a Single Photo
With the camcorder correctly connected to the printer and the photo
you want to print displayed in single photo view:
[E] 8 [Yes]
• Printing starts. When the printer finishes printing the photo, the camcorder will return to single photo view.
• Touch [Stop] 8 [Yes] to interrupt the printing in progress.
• Drag your finger left/right to select another photo to print.
To change the paper size
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[MENU] 8 8 8 [Paper Settings] 8
Desired paper size 8 [a]
NOTES
• Print setting options and the [Default] paper size vary depending on the
printer used. For details, refer to your printer's instruction manual.
When you have finished printing
Disconnect the USB cable from the camcorder and printer and turn off
the camcorder.
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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 (0 183) and to the printer's instruction
manual.
• Canon's PictBridge-compatible printers: If printing does not resume automatically after you solved the problem, touch [Continue] to resume
printing. If that option is not available, touch [Stop] 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.
Print Orders
You can mark in advance photos you want to print from those recorded
on the memory card, and set the desired number of copies as a print
order. Later, you can easily print out the print orders by inserting the
memory card into the SD memory card slot of DPOF-compatible printers or self-serviced digital photo kiosks. You can set print orders for up
to 998 photos.
Operating modes:
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Marking Single Photos with Print Orders
1 In single photo view, select the photo you want to mark with a
print order.
Check that you are viewing photos recorded on the memory card. (g
appears next to the photo number.)
2 Touch the screen to display the playback controls.
3 Mark the photo with a print order.
[Edit] 8 [Print Orders] 8 [Z] or [O] to set the number of
copies 8 [Set]
• The total number of copies in the DPOF print order appears next to
the H icon.
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• To cancel the print order, set the number of copies to 0.
4 Drag your finger left/right to select another photo to mark with a
print order or touch [a].
Setting Print Orders from the Index Screen
1 Open the [Photos] index screen.
Check that you have selected the g tab (memory card).
2 Touch [a] to open the photo selection screen.
3 Touch on the individual photos you want to mark with a print
order.
• A checkmark O will appear on photos selected. Touch a selected
photo again to remove the checkmark.
• To select all the photos at once: Touch [Select All] instead of touching
individual photos. (Remove in advance any checkmarks from photos
you may have selected individually.)
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4 Mark the photos with print orders.
[Edit] 8 [Print Orders] 8 Desired option 8 [OK]
Options
[One Copy Each]
Sets a print order of 1 copy of each of the
selected photos.
[Remove Print Orders]
Removes all the print orders from the
selected photos.
NOTES
• e To set print orders for photos recorded in the built-in memory, copy the photos to the memory card in advance.
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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
1COMPONENT OUT Terminal*
Access: Open the rear terminal cover.
The component video terminal is for video only.
When you use connection B do not forget the
audio connections using the AV OUT/X
terminal.
2USB Terminal
Access: Open the side terminal cover.
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3HDMI 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.
4AV OUT/X 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.
* 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.
Connection A
HDMI
Type: Digital Quality: High definition Output only
Connect to a high-definition TV (HDTV) with an HDMI input terminal.
(HDMI mini connector)
HTC-100 HDMI Cable
(optional)
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(standard HDMI
connector)
About the HDMITM connection
The HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) connection (A) 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.
- While the camcorder is connected to an HDTV using connection A, there
will be no video output from other terminals.
- 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 A. Try one of the other connections.
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Connection B
Component Video
Type: Analog Quality: High Definition Output only
Connect to a high-definition TV (HDTV) with component video input terminals. Change the
following settings on the camcorder:
- 6 8 [AV/Headphones] to [H AV]
Red
Blue
CTC-100/S Component Cable
(supplied)
Green
White
STV-250N Stereo Video Cable
(supplied)
Connection C
Red
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Composite Video
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:
- y 8 [TV Type] according to the TV set (widescreen or 4:3), if the TV cannot
automatically detect and change the aspect ratio
- 6 8 [AV/headphones] to [H AV]
Yellow
White
STV-250N Stereo Video Cable
(supplied)
Red
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Connection D
USB
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)
NOTES
• 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.
Playback on a TV Screen
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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 (0 122) 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.
4 Turn on the camcorder and set it to
Play back the movies or photos.
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or
mode.
NOTES
• To correctly play back movies recorded with x.v.Color (0 156) on an
HDTV compatible with this standard, additional settings may be
required on the connected HDTV. Refer to the TV’s instruction manual.
• We recommend powering the camcorder using the compact power
adapter.
• Connection C: When you play back your 16:9 movies on standard TV
sets with a 4:3 aspect ratio, the TV set will switch automatically to widescreen mode if it is compatible with the Video ID-1 system. Otherwise,
change the aspect ratio of the TV manually.
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Saving and Sharing Your Recordings
e Copying Recordings to a Memory Card
You can copy your recordings only one-way: from the built-in memory
to the memory card. Scenes and photos will be copied from the index
screen you selected to the corresponding index screen on the memory
card.
Please read the IMPORTANT section (0 128) before using an Eye-Fi
card.
Copying Scenes
Operating modes:
1 Open the index screen that contains the scenes you want to copy.
• Check that you have selected the f tab (built-in memory).
• [Original] or [Video Snapshot] → [Original] index screen: To copy all
the scenes recorded on a specific date, narrow down the scenes
shown to scenes recorded on that date (0 55).
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2 Touch [a] to open the scene selection screen.
When you copy scenes from the [Playlist] index screen (including the
playlist of video snapshot scenes), you cannot select individual scenes;
instead, the entire playlist will be copied. Skip directly to step 4.
3 Touch on the individual scenes you want to copy.
• A checkmark O will appear on scenes selected. Touch a selected
scene again to remove the checkmark.
• To select all the scenes at once: Touch [Select All] instead of
touching individual scenes. (Remove in advance any checkmarks
from scenes you may have selected individually.)
4 Copy the scenes.
[Edit] 8 [Copy (G)] 8 [Yes]* 8 [OK]
* Touch [Stop] to interrupt the operation while it is in progress.
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Copying a Single Photo
Operating modes:
1 In single photo view, select the photo you want to copy.
Check that you are viewing photos recorded in the built-in memory. (f
appears next to the photo number.)
2 Touch the screen to display the playback controls.
3 Copy the photo.
[Edit] 8 [Copy (G)] 8 [i Proceed] 8 [Yes]
4 Drag your finger left/right to select another photo to copy or touch
[a].
Copying Photos from the Index Screen
Operating modes:
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1 Open the [Photos] index screen.
Check that you have selected the f tab (built-in memory).
2 Touch [a] to open the photo selection screen.
3 Touch on the individual photos you want to copy.
• A checkmark O will appear on photos selected. Touch a selected
photo again to remove the checkmark.
• To select all the photos at once: Touch [Select All] instead of touching
individual photos. (Remove in advance any checkmarks from photos
you may have selected individually.)
4 Copy the photos.
[Edit] 8 [Copy (G)] 8 [Yes]* 8 [OK]
* Touch [Stop] to interrupt the operation while it is in progress.
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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.
• When copying photos onto an Eye-Fi card, photos will be uploaded
automatically if you are within the range of a configured network. Always
verify that Eye-Fi cards have been approved in the country/region of
use. See also Using an Eye-Fi card (0 146).
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 recordings
to the memory card.
• Scenes that were edited using the supplied software ImageMixer 3 SE
and were then written back to the camcorder cannot be copied to the
memory card.
• If there is not enough space on the memory card, as many photos as
possible will be copied before stopping the operation.
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Saving Recordings on a Computer
Movies recorded with this camcorder are saved in the built-in memory
(e only) or on the memory card. Because space is limited,
make sure to save your recordings on a computer on a regular basis.
Saving Movies
With the supplied software ImageMixer 3 SE you can save scenes to
your computer. If necessary, video files previously saved on a
computer can be restored back to the camcorder. The software also
offers many options for organizing your video library, editing video and
more.
Installation
See ‘PIXELA Applications’ Installation Guide.
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Using the software
See ‘ImageMixer 3 SE Software Guide’ (PDF file on the Transfer Utilities CD-ROM).
Saving Photos
With the supplied software Photo Applications you can save photos
to your computer, and easily organize and edit them.
Installation
Install the software before you connect the camcorder to the computer
for the first time. See also the relevant sections in the ‘Photo Application’ Instruction Manual (r PDF file).
Install the Photo Applications module on the supplied Camcorder
Supplemental Disc.
r Refer to Installing Photo Application.
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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.
r Refer to Starting CameraWindow.
Using the software
1 Power the camcorder using the compact power adapter.
2 Set the camcorder to
mode, in single photo view.
3 Connect the camcorder to the computer using the supplied USB
cable.
• Connection D. Refer to Connection Diagrams (0 124).
• If the device type selection screen appears, touch [Computer/
Printer].
4 Save the photos onto the computer.
r Refer to Downloading Still Images to the Computer.
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IMPORTANT
• When the camcorder is connected to a computer:
- Do not open the memory card slot cover and do not remove the
memory card.
- 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 movies on the computer, and restore files to
the camcorder, using only the supplied software ImageMixer 3 SE.
• 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.
• 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.
• When restoring to the camcorder video files that were previously 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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• Refer also to the computer’s instruction manual.
• Users of Windows 7, 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 Photo Applications.
• If you have no intention to use the optional DW-100 DVD Burner, you
can set 8 8 [USB Connection Type] to [N Computer/Printer] so
the selection screen does not appear every time you connect the camcorder to a computer.
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• If you connect the camcorder to the computer while it is set to
mode, the process of creating scene thumbnails will start automatically.
If your intention was to save photos to the computer, you can touch
[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.
Saving Movies onto High-Definition Discs (AVCHD/Blu-ray Discs)
You can save your video recordings in high definition by creating
AVCHD or Blu-ray discs in your computer using the supplied software
ImageMixer 3 SE.
Installation
See ‘PIXELA Applications’ Installation Guide.
Using the software
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See ‘ImageMixer 3 SE Software Guide’ (PDF file on the Transfer Utilities CD-ROM).
Even without a computer, you can save your video recordings in high
definition by creating AVCHD discs using the optional DW-100 DVD
Burner. Refer to this section along with the relevant sections in the
instruction manual of the DW-100.
Operating modes:
Preparations on the Camcorder
1 Power the camcorder using the compact power adapter.
2 Open the [Original], [Playlist] or [Video Snapshot] → [Original]/
[Playlist] index screen.
AVCHD discs created with the optional DW-100 DVD Burner cannot
contain scenes recorded in MXP mode. If you have recorded scenes in
MXP mode, add to the playlist in advance only those scenes recorded
in other recording modes and create the disc from the [Playlist] index
screen.
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3 For original recordings only: Choose whether to add to the disc all
the scenes or only scenes that have not been previously added to
a disc.
When you create the disc from the [Playlist] index screen (including the
playlist of video snapshot scenes), the disc will contain the entire
playlist.
[MENU] 8 8 8 [Add Recordings to Disc] 8
[All Scenes] or [Remaining Scenes] 8 [a]
Connecting to the DW-100 DVD Burner and Creating AVCHD Discs
1 Turn on the DVD Burner.
s Refer to Creating DVDs.
2 Connect the camcorder to the DVD Burner using the supplied
USB cable.
• Connection D. Refer to Connection Diagrams (0 124) and
s Connections.
• If the device type selection screen appears, touch [DVD Burner].
• 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), touch [OK] 8 [Yes].
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.
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• When the last disc is finalized, [Task completed] will be displayed.
Take out the disc and close the disc tray.
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 created with the optional DW-100 DVD Burner cannot
contain scenes recorded in MXP mode. Use the supplied software
ImageMixer 3 SE 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 compact power adapter or turn off the
camcorder or the DVD Burner.
• For important information on handling your discs, refer to s 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.)
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Playing back AVCHD discs created with the DW-100 DVD Burner
DW-100
AVCHD disc created
with the DW-100
(no MXP scenes)
AVCHD-compatible
DVD players, Blu-ray
Disc players
DVD players not
compatible
with AVCHD*
O
a
O
* Do not insert a disc into an incompatible device, as you may not be able to eject
the disc.
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
AVCHD-compatible DVD player is not available.
Operating modes:
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1 Connect the camcorder to the TV.
Refer to Connection Diagrams (0 122). Select connection A or B to
enjoy high-definition playback.
2 Turn on the camcorder and set it to
mode.
3 Turn on the DVD Burner and set it to Disc Playback mode.
s Refer to Playing DVDs.
4 Connect the camcorder to the DVD Burner using the supplied
USB cable.
• Connection D. Refer to Connection Diagrams (0 124) and s
Connections.
• If the device type selection screen appears, touch [DVD Burner].
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.
• After the disc is recognized, the disc's content will be displayed in an
index screen.
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6 Select the scene you want to play back and touch it to start
playing it back.
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 (0 49) can be used also for disc playback.
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You can convert your high-definition video recordings into standard
definition and save them onto standard DVDs. These are ideal for sharing your videos with family and friends since, unlike AVCHD or Blu-ray
discs, standard DVDs can be played back on most DVD players and
computers’ DVD drives.
You can complete the conversion to standard definition in the camcorder and then use the supplied software ImageMixer 3 SE to save
the converted scenes and burn them onto DVDs in your computer.
Installation
See ‘PIXELA Applications’ Installation Guide.
Using the software
See ‘ImageMixer 3 SE Software Guide’ (PDF file on the Transfer Utilities CD-ROM).
Even without a computer, you can convert your video recordings into
standard definition scenes and create DVDs using the optional DW-100
DVD Burner. Refer to this section along with the relevant sections in the
instruction manual of the DW-100.
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Operating modes:
Converting Scenes into Standard Definition
1 Power the camcorder using the compact power adapter.
2 Make sure there is a memory card in the camcorder with sufficient
available space.
3 Open the [Original], [Playlist] or [Video Snapshot] → [Original]/
[Playlist] index screen.
• Check that you have selected the f tab (built-in memory).
• [Original] or [Video Snapshot] → [Original] index screen: To convert all
the scenes recorded on a specific date, narrow down the scenes
shown to scenes recorded on that date (0 55).
4 Touch [a] to open the scene selection screen.
When you convert scenes from the [Playlist] index screen (including the
playlist of video snapshot scenes), you cannot select individual scenes;
instead, the entire playlist will be converted. Skip directly to step 6.
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5 Touch on the individual scenes you want to convert.
• A checkmark O will appear on scenes selected. Touch a selected
scene again to remove the checkmark.
• To select all the scenes at once: Touch [Select All] instead of
touching individual scenes. (Remove in advance any checkmarks
from scenes you may have selected individually.)
6 Touch [Edit] 8 [Convert HDUSD (x DVD)] to open the HDUSD
conversion screen.
• If a copyright notice appears, read it carefully and touch [OK] if you
agree.
• touch [5] to change the conversion settings as described below.
7 Touch [Yes] 8 [OK].
Touch [B] to interrupt the operation while it is in progress.
To embed the recording date and time
The recording date and time will always be displayed on the converted
scene.
[5] 8 [Embed Date/Time] 8 [On] 8 [f] 8 [f]
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To select the bit rate
Using a higher bit rate will result in better video quality for the converted scenes.
[5] 8 [Bit Rate (Quality)] 8 Desired option 8 [f] 8
[f]
NOTES
• When converting scenes in the [Playlist] or [Video Snapshot] → [Original]/
[Playlist] index screen:
- The scenes are converted with the selected background music
(0 89) instead of the original sound.
• When converting scenes in the [Playlist]:
- All the scenes are merged into one converted scene.
- If the converted scene is too large, it will be split into 2 GB-sized
scenes.
- The playlist cannot be converted when its total playback time exceeds
2 hours and 30 minutes.
• The time required to convert scenes is approximately equal to the total
playback time of the converted scenes. In most cases this is still faster
than converting the scenes in the computer so we recommend you
convert scenes in the camcorder.
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Connecting to the Computer and Creating DVD Discs
1 Power the camcorder using the compact power adapter.
2 Open the [For DVD Burning] index screen on the memory card.
[b] 8 g 8 [SD Scenes] 8
[For DVD (SD-VIDEO)]
3 Connect the camcorder to the computer using the supplied USB
cable.
• Connection D. Refer to Connection Diagrams (0 124).
• If the device type selection screen appears, touch [Computer/
Printer].
• On the computer, ImageMixer 3 SE will start up automatically and the
startup screen (ImageMixer 3 Launcher) will appear.
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4 Click [Disc writing] and continue the operation on the computer
following the software's indications.
See also ‘ImageMixer 3 SE Software Guide’ (PDF file on the Transfer
Utilities CD-ROM).
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 disconnect the compact power adapter or turn off the
camcorder or the computer.
Connecting to the DW-100 DVD Burner and Creating DVD Discs
Operating modes:
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1 Power the camcorder using the compact power adapter.
2 Open the [For DVD Burning] index screen on the memory card .
[b] 8 g 8 [SD Scenes] 8
[For DVD (SD-VIDEO)]
3 In
mode: Choose whether to add to the disc all the scenes
or only scenes that have not been previously added to a disc.
[MENU] 8 8 8 [Add Recordings to Disc] 8
[All Scenes] or [Remaining Scenes] 8 [a]
4 Connect the camcorder to the DW-100 DVD Burner and create the
disc.
The procedure is the same as that for burning AVCHD discs (0 132).
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To play back standard-definition DVDs
Standard-definition DVDs are created using DVD-Video specifications.
Play back these DVDs using standard DVD players.
NOTES
• 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
(0 132, step 2) to be completed. For best performance, we recommend limiting the number of scenes to be saved to 500 or fewer
scenes.
• Standard-definition DVDs cannot be played back using the DW-100
DVD Burner.
Saving Photos on Photo DVDs
Using the optional DW-100 DVD Burner you can save your photos on a
Photo DVD. The Photo DVD will contain all your photos as JPG files as
well as a slideshow of all the photos, each displayed for about 3 seconds, with the selected background music (0 89).
Refer to this section along with the relevant sections in the instruction
manual of the DW-100.
Operating modes:
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1 Power the camcorder using the compact power adapter.
2 Open the [Photos] index screen.
3 Connect the camcorder to the DW-100 DVD Burner and create the
disc.
The procedure is the same as that for burning AVCHD discs (0 132).
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To play back Photo DVDs
Photo DVDs are created using DVD-Video specifications. Play back
these DVDs using standard DVD players. If you 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.
• e When creating Photo DVDs from a memory card, if the memory card contains SD scenes in the [For Web Upload] index screen, the
image files of the scene thumbnails will be saved on the DVD as well.
Copying Recordings to an External Video Recorder
In High Definition
Connect the camcorder to AVCHD-compatible digital video recorders
to make perfect copies of your movies in high definition. If the external
digital video recorder has an SD memory card slot, you can use the
memory card to copy your movies without connecting the camcorder.
Details will vary depending on the device used so be sure to refer to
the instruction manual of the digital video recorder.
In Standard Definition
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You can copy your movies by connecting the camcorder to a VCR or a
digital video recorder with analog audio/video inputs. Video output will
be in standard definition, although the original scenes are in high definition.
Operating modes:
Connecting
Connect the camcorder to the VCR using Connection C. Refer to
Connection Diagrams (0 123).
Recording
1 External device: Load a blank cassette or disc and set the device
to record pause mode.
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2 Turn on the camcorder and set it to
mode.
Verify that 6 8 [AV/Headphones] is set to [H AV].
3 Camcorder: Locate the scene you wish to copy and pause the
playback shortly just before the desired scene.
4 Camcorder: Resume playback.
By default, onscreen displays will be embedded in the output video
signal. You can change the displays by repeatedly pressing h
(0 93).
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.
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e Uploading Movies to Video Sharing Web Sites
You can convert your high-definition video recordings into standard
definition in order to upload them to your favorite video sharing Web
site.
If you are using an Eye-Fi card, after converting your video recordings
into standard definition scenes you can upload your movies wirelessly,
directly from the camcorder. Refer to Eye-Fi’s homepage for the latest
information on compatible Web sites.
You can complete the conversion to standard definition in the camcorder and then use the supplied software ImageMixer 3 SE to upload
your videos to the Web.
Installation
See ‘PIXELA Applications’ Installation Guide.
Using the software
See ‘ImageMixer 3 SE Software Guide’ (PDF file on the Transfer Utilities CD-ROM).
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Operating modes:
Converting Scenes into Standard Definition
1 Power the camcorder using the compact power adapter.
2 Make sure there is a memory card in the camcorder with sufficient
available space.
3 Open the [Original], [Playlist] or [Video Snapshot] → [Original]/
[Playlist] index screen.
• Check that you have selected the f tab (built-in memory).
• [Original] or [Video Snapshot] → [Original] index screen: To convert all
the scenes recorded on a specific date, narrow down the scenes
shown to scenes recorded on that date (0 55).
4 Touch [a] to open the scene selection screen.
When you convert scenes from the [Playlist] index screen (including the
playlist of video snapshot scenes), you cannot select individual scenes;
instead, the entire playlist will be converted. Skip directly to step 6.
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5 Touch on the individual scenes you want to convert.
• A checkmark O will appear on scenes selected. Touch a selected
scene again to remove the checkmark.
• To select all the scenes at once: Touch [Select All] instead of
touching individual scenes. (Remove in advance any checkmarks
from scenes you may have selected individually.)
6 Press Z and touch [Yes].
• If a copyright notice appears, read it
carefully and touch [OK] if you agree.
• Before touching [Yes], you can touch
[5] to change the conversion
settings as described below.
• Touch [B] to interrupt the operation
while it is in progress.
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7 When the conversion is completed, a confirmation screen will
appear.
Connect the camcorder to the computer at this point (0 144) to
continue uploading the converted videos to the Web or touch [End
Without Connecting] to connect to the computer later.
To embed the recording date and time
The recording date and time will always be displayed on the converted
scene.
[5] 8 [Embed Date/Time] 8 [On] 8 [f] 8 [f]
To select the bit rate
Using a higher bit rate will result in better video quality for the converted scenes, while a lower bit rate will result in smaller file sizes and
faster uploads.
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[5] 8 [Bit Rate (Quality)] 8 Desired option 8 [f] 8
[f]
To convert only part of a scene
Instead of steps 4 and 5 above, touch on the scene you want to convert to start playing it back. Pause the playback at the point where you
want the conversion to begin and continue with step 6.
NOTES
• When converting scenes in the [Playlist] or [Video Snapshot] → [Original]/
[Playlist] index screen:
- The scenes are converted with the selected background music
(0 89) instead of the original sound.
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• When converting scenes in the [Playlist]:
- All the scenes are merged into one converted scene.
- If the converted scene is too large, it will be split into smaller 10minute long scenes.
- When converting only part of a scene, the maximum length of the
converted scene will be 10 minutes from the starting (playback pause)
point.
- The playlist cannot be converted when its total playback time exceeds
2 hours and 30 minutes.
• The time required to convert scenes is approximately equal to the total
playback time of the converted scenes. In most cases this is still faster
than converting the scenes in the computer so we recommend you
convert scenes in the camcorder.
Connecting to the Computer and Uploading your Videos
If you are connecting the camcorder to the computer immediately after
the conversion described in the previous section, start this procedure
from step 3 below. Otherwise, start this procedure from the beginning.
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1 Power the camcorder using the compact power adapter.
2 Open the [For Web Upload] index screen on the memory card.
[b] 8 g 8 [SD Scenes] 8 [For Web (MPEG-2)]
3 Connect the camcorder to the computer using the supplied USB
cable.
• Connection D. Refer to Connection Diagrams (0 124).
• If the device type selection screen appears, touch [Computer/
Printer].
• On the computer, ImageMixer 3 SE will start up automatically and the
startup screen (ImageMixer 3 Launcher) will appear.
4 Click [Web upload] and continue the operation on the computer
following the software's indications.
See also ‘ImageMixer 3 SE Software Guide’ (PDF file on the Transfer
Utilities CD-ROM).
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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 disconnect the compact power adapter or turn off the
camcorder or the computer.
Uploading your Videos Wirelessly
If you are using an Eye-Fi card, you can automatically upload the movies from the [For Web Upload] index screen to your favorite video sharing Web site. You will need to have installed the software supplied with
your Eye-Fi card and completed all the required configuration setup in
advance. Refer to the instruction manual of the Eye-Fi card.
Please read the IMPORTANT section (0 146) before using an Eye-Fi
card.
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1 Insert your Eye-Fi card into the camcorder and make sure there is
sufficient available space on the memory card.
2 Convert the desired movies (0 142).
• When the conversion is completed, touch [End Without Connecting].
• If you are within the range of a configured network, Web upload will
start automatically.
• The status of the wireless communication is shown by the Eye-Fi
icon as follows:
- g (grayed out) Communication not established
- g (white, flashing) Connecting; g (white, continuously on)
Wireless upload on standby
- g (animated) Wireless upload in progress
- i [Eye-Fi Communication] is set to [B Off]
- h Wireless upload stopped by the camcorder (0 173)
- o Error reading from the Eye-Fi card (0 172)
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IMPORTANT
Using an Eye-Fi Card
• This product is not guaranteed to support Eye-Fi card functions (including wireless transfer). In case of an issue with an Eye-Fi card, please
check with the card manufacturer. Also note that an approval is required
to use Eye-Fi cards in many countries or regions. Without approval, use
of the card is not permitted. If it is unclear whether the card has been
approved for use in the area, please check with the card manufacturer.
• Do not use Eye-Fi cards on airplanes and in other places where wireless
communication is forbidden. Remove the Eye-Fi card from the camcorder beforehand.
NOTES
• Depending on the amount of data to be uploaded and the network's
wireless connection conditions, it can take some time to upload video
files. If the wireless connection is too weak, the wireless upload may fail
and the video files will be registered as incomplete uploads.
• About power saving:
- Wireless communication drains the power of the battery pack faster
than usual. We recommend powering the camcorder using the
compact power adapter.
- While files are being uploaded wirelessly, the camcorder's automatic
power off function will be disabled.
• While recording audio with an external microphone, the interference
caused by wireless communications may result in noise being picked
up and recorded with the sound. We recommend turning off the wireless communication while recording.
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[MENU] 8 6 8 [Eye-Fi Communication]* 8
[B Off] 8 [a]
* This menu option will appear only when using an Eye-Fi card.
• If the LOCK switch on the Eye-Fi card is set to prevent writing, you will
not be able to turn the wireless communication on/off and the status
icon will change to o. To use wireless communication make sure the
switch on the Eye-Fi card is not in the LOCK position.
• While using an Eye-Fi Card, the ACCESS indicator may flash from time
to time.
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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 (0 32). For details about
each function, see the reference page. Menu options without a reference page are explained after the tables. Underlined menu options
indicate default values.
FUNC. Panel
FUNC. Menu
FUNC. Panel - Recording Modes
Control Button
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Setting options/Function
4 3 0
[MENU]
Open the menus
z
z
33
[Rec. Programs]
[A Programmed AE], [B Shutter-Pri. AE],
[C Aperture-Pri. AE]
z
z
70
[D Cine Mode]
z
z
63
[F Portrait], [G Sports], [q Night Scene],
[I Snow], [J Beach], [K Sunset],
[p Low Light], [L Spotlight],
[M Fireworks], [r Underwater],
[s Surface]
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z
60
[m White Balance]
[Y Automatic], [a Daylight], [b Shade],
[c Cloudy], [e Fluorescent],
[f Fluorescent H], [d Tungsten],
[g Custom WB]
z
z
76
[c Mic. Level]
[z Automatic], [y Manual]
[Audio Level Indicator]: Toggle on (x) or
off (w)
z
–
80
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Control Button
Setting options/Function
4 3 0
[S Flash]
[U Automatic], [V Red-Eye Auto],
[S Flash On], [W Flash Off]
–
z
107
[X Focus]
[2] (manual focus): Toggle on (x) or
off (w), Touch AF frame
z
z
74
[e Exposure]
[y] (manual exposure): Toggle on (x) or
off (w), Touch AE frame
z
z
73
[ZOOM]
Zoom controls, g control
z
z
46
[P AGC Limit]
[z Automatic], [y Manual]]: (0 dB - 24 dB)
z
–
74
[Metering Mode]
[Q Evaluative], [S Center-Wt. Avg.],
[R Spot]
–
z
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78
[Y Video Light]
[A On], [B Off]
z
z
[d Pre REC]
[A On], [B Off]
z
–
65
[Drive Mode]
[A Single],[D AE Bracketing],
[B Continuous], [C Hi-Speed Cont.]
–
z
109
[O Digital Effects]
[N Off], [2 Black & White], [3 Sepia],
[0 Fade Trigger/Once],
[6 Fade Trigger/Always], [1 Wipe/Once],
[7 Wipe/Always]
z
–
69
[N Off], [2 Black & White], [3 Sepia]
–
z
[Image Stabilizer]
[P Dynamic], [Q Standard], [j Off]
z
–
[Image Stabilizer]
[Q On], [j Off]
–
z
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Setup Menus
[Edit] Panel -
Mode
1: Original scenes
s: Playlist scenes (including the playlist only of video snapshot scenes)
Z: Original video snapshot scenes
u: SD scenes on the memory card (e only)
Control Button
1 s Z u 0
Target Scenes/Function
e
[Copy
(PUg)]
[Selected Scenes]
z
–
z
–
[All Scenes]
z
z
z
–
[This Scene] (from the Timeline screen)
z
–
z
–
e
[Convert
HDUSD
(x DVD)]
[Selected Scenes]
z
–
z
–
[All Scenes]
z
z
z
–
[This Scene] (from the Timeline screen)
z
–
z
–
[Delete]
[Selected Scenes]
z
–
z
–
[All Scenes]
z
z
z
z
[This Scene] (from the Timeline screen
or playback pause)
z
z
z
–
[Selected Scenes], [All Scenes]
z
–
z
–
–
[Add to Playlist]
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56,
95
94
[This Scene] (from the Timeline screen)
z
–
z
[Move]
[This Scene] (from the Timeline screen)
–
z
–
–
95
[Divide]
[This Scene] (from the Timeline screen
or playback pause)
z
–
–
–
98
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[Edit] Panel -
Mode
Index Screen
Single Photo View
0
[Selected Photos],
[All Photos]
z
127
[Delete]
z
102
[Protect]
z
115
[Print Orders]
z
119
z
114
Control Button
e
[Copy (PUg)]
[Rotate]
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Setup Menus
7 / 8 Camera Setup
Menu item
4 3 0
Setting options
[Digital Zoom]
[B Off], [G 60x], [H 300x]
z
–
–
[Zoom Speed]
[I Variable], [J Speed 3],
[K Speed 2], [L Speed 1]
z
z
46
[AF Mode]
[R Instant AF], [S Normal AF]
z
z
–
[AF-Assist Lamp]
[O Automatic], [B Off]
–
z
109
[Focus Priority]
[U AiAF Frames], [W Center Frame],
[B Off]
–
z
–
[Focus Assistance]
[A On], [B Off]
z
z
–
[Face Detection &
Tracking]
[A On o], [B Off]
z
z
66
[Auto Backlight
Correction]
[A On], [B Off]
z
z
74
[Auto Slow Shutter]
[A On], [B Off]
z
–
–
[Image Effects]
[U Off], [V Vivid], [W Neutral],
[X Low Sharpening], [Y Soft Skin Detail],
[Z Custom Effect]
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z
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[Wind Screen]
[O Automatic], [B Off Z]
z
–
–
[Microphone
Attenuator]
[A On V], [B Off]
z
–
–
[Surround Mic
Directionality]*
[z Surround], [w Zoom], [x Shotgun]
z
–
–
[Onscreen Markers]
[B Off], [e Level (White)],
[f Level (Gray)], [g Grid (White)],
[h Grid (Gray)]
z
z
–
z
–
65
[POWERED IS Button] [x Press and Hold], [y Toggle On/Off]
* Option available only when the optional SM-V1 Surround Microphone is attached
to the camcorder after having updated the camcorder’s firmware using the memory card supplied with the SM-V1.
Additional Information Š 151
[Digital Zoom]: Determines the
Optical zoom
Digital zoom
operation of the digital zoom.
The color of the indicator indicates the zoom.
• When activated, the camWhite
Light
Dark
corder will switch automatically
blue
blue
to digital zoom when you zoom
in beyond the optical zoom
Up to 18x*
18x* 60x range.
60x
300x
• With the digital zoom the
image is digitally processed, so * 15x when [Image Stabilizer] is set to [Q
Standard] or [j Off].
the image resolution will deteriorate the more you zoom in.
[AF Mode]: Select how fast the autofocus will operate.
• With [R 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 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 [S Normal AF].
• When the recording program is set to [r Underwater] or [s Surface],
the AF mode is automatically set to [S Normal AF].
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[Focus Priority]: When the focus priority is activated, the camcorder
records a photo only after the focus has been adjusted automatically. You
can also select which AF frames to use.
[U AiAF Frames]: One or more AF frames out of the nine frames available are automatically selected and the focus is fixed on them.
[W Center Frame]: A single focusing frame appears in the center of the
screen and the focus is automatically fixed on it.
[B Off]: No AF frame will appear and the photo will be recorded immediately after you press j.
• When the recording program is set to [M Fireworks], focus priority is
automatically set to [B Off].
• When focus priority is activated, if face detection (0 66) is also activated, the camcorder will focus on the face of the main subject (white
face-detection frame) when one is detected.
[Focus Assistance]: When focus assistance is activated, the image at the
center of the screen is magnified to help you focus manually (0 74).
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• Using focus assistance will not affect the recordings. It will be cancelled
automatically after 4 seconds or when you start recording.
[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
[E PF24]; 1/15 when it is set to [o PF30].
• The auto slow shutter can only be activated when the recording program is set to [A 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 [B Off].
• If Y (camcorder shake warning) appears, we recommend stabilizing
the camcorder, for example, by mounting it on a tripod.
• When the recording program is set to [r Underwater] or [s Surface],
the auto slow shutter is automatically set to [B Off].
[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 [B Off Z].
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[Microphone Attenuator]: Helps prevent audio distortions due to high
audio recording levels.
• Set the microphone attenuator to [A On V] when the audio
recording level (0 80) is set correctly but the audio still sounds distorted. When the microphone attenuator is activated, V appears on
the screen.
• When the recording program is set to [r Underwater] or [s Surface],
the microphone attenuator is automatically set to [B Off].
[Surround Mic Directionality]: Sets the directionality mode of the optional
SM-V1 Surround Microphone.
[Surround]: Records 5.1ch surround sound.
[Zoom]: Records 5.1 audio channels. Additionally, the audio is linked to
the zoom position. The larger the subject appears on the screen, the
louder the sound will be as well.
[Shotgun]: Records monaural audio with a highly directional setting that is
most sensitive to sound coming directly from the front of the camcorder/
microphone.
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[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.
[POWERED IS Button]: Determines the operation mode of the POWERED
IS button.
[Press and Hold]: Powered IS will be activated while you hold the button
pressed down.
[Toggle On/Off]: Each press of the button will turn the Powered IS function
on and off.
8 Recording & Connections Setup
Menu item
Setting options
4 3 1 2 0
[Self Timer]
[A On n], [B Off]
z
z
[Video Snapshot
Length]
[i 2 sec], [j 4 sec],
[l 8 sec]
z
–
z
–
68,
96
e
[Rec Media for
Movies]
[P] (built-in memory), [g]
(memory card)
z
–
–
–
38
[Recording Mode]
[h High Quality 24 Mbps],
[i High Quality 17 Mbps],
[j High Quality 12 Mbps],
[l Standard Play 7 Mbps],
[k Long Play 5 Mbps]
z
–
–
–
59
[Frame Rate]
[C 60i (Standard)],
[o PF30], [E PF24]
z
–
–
–
–
e
[Rec Media for
Photos]
[P] (built-in memory), [g]
(memory card)
z
z
z
–
38
[Simultaneous
Recording]
[X Off], [K 2304x1296],
[S 848x480]
z
–
–
–
110
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[E Super Fine], [F Fine],
[G Normal]
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Menu item
[Photo Quality/Size]
4 3 1 2 0
Setting options
[K 2304x1296],
[L 2100x1575], [M 1600x1200],
[N 640x480]
–
z
–
–
105
[E Super Fine], [F Fine],
[G Normal]
[Photo Capture from
Video]
[A Single Photo],
[B Photo Sequence]
–
–
z
–
97
[Photo Capture
Quality]
[P Super Fine / 1920x1080],
[Q Fine / 1920x1080],
[R Normal / 1920x1080]
–
–
z
–
97
[Memory Info]
[P] (built-in memory), [g]
(memory card)
z
z
z
z
–
[x.v.Color]
[A On F], [B Off]
z
–
–
–
–
[Auto Rotate]
[A On], [B Off]
–
z
–
–
–
[Photo Review Time]
[BOff], [i 2 sec],
[j 4 sec], [k 6 sec],
[l 8 sec], [m 10 sec]
–
z
–
–
–
[Photo Numbering]
[a Reset], [b Continuous]
z
z
z
z
–
[USB Connection
Type]
[M DVD Burner],
[N Computer/Printer],
[V Connect and Set]
–
–
z
z
–
[Add Recordings to
Disc]
[All Scenes], [Remaining Scenes]
–
–
z
–
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[Paper Settings]
[Default], [9 x 13 cm],
[13 x 18 cm], [10 x 14.8 cm],
[Credit Card], [4 x 6 in.],
[8.5 x 11 in.], [A3], [A4],
[4 x 7.1 in.]
–
–
–
z
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[Frame Rate]: Selects the frame rate to be used when recording.
[o PF30]: 30 frames per second, progressive. Use this frame rate to
easily edit your recordings, for example, to post them on the Web.
[E PF24]: 24 frames per second, progressive. Using this frame rate will
give your recordings a cinematic look. When combined with the [D Cine
Mode] recording program (0 63), the cinematic look will be enhanced.
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[Memory Info]: Displays a screen where you can verify how much of the
built-in memory (e only) or the memory card is currently in use
(l total recording time and k 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 information screen of a memory card you can also check its
Speed Class.
• e The [Total space] shown for the built-in memory indicates
actually usable space. It may be slightly smaller than the nominal built-in
memory capacity listed in the Specifications.
[x.v.Color]: Uses a color space with an extended gamut to achieve
deeper colors, closer to real life.
• Use this function to record video only when you intend to play back your
recordings on an HDTV compatible with x.v.Color, connected to the
camcorder using an HDMI cable. If recordings made with x.v.Color are
played back on a non-compatible TV, colors may not be reproduced
correctly.
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[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.
[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
[A Single].
[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.
[a Reset]: Photo numbers will restart from 101-0101 every time you
insert a new memory card.
[b 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 [b Continuous] setting.
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• 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”.
[USB Connection Type]: Select the connection protocol to use when connecting the camcorder to an external device using the supplied USB
cable.
[M DVD Burner]: To connect exclusively to the optional DW-100 DVD
Burner.
[N Computer/Printer]: To connect to a computer, printer or similar USB
peripheral.
[V Connect and Set]: To make the selection from a screen that
appears at the time of the connection to the external device.
y / z Playback Setup
Menu item
1 2 0
Setting options
z1
z
89
]
[External Audio Input] [B Off], [A On
When [A On] - [External Player Link]:
Toggle on (x) or off (w)
z
z
90
[Data Code]
[I Date], [J Time], [K Date and Time],
[L Camera Data]
z
–
–
[Slideshow
Transition]
[B Off], [i Dissolve], [j Slide Image]
–
z
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[TV Type]2
[F Normal TV], [G Wide TV]
z
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–
[Select Music]
[B Off], [A On]
When [A On] - list of music tracks
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Option available only from the [Playlist] or [Video Snapshot] → [Original]/[Playlist]
index screen.
2
Option not available when the camcorder is connected to an HDTV using an HDMI
cable.
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[Data Code]: Displays the date and/or time when the scene was recorded.
[L Camera Data]: Displays the aperture (f-stop) and shutter speed used
when recording the scene.
[TV Type]: When you connect the camcorder to a TV using the supplied
STV-250N Stereo Video Cable, select the setting according to the type of
TV in order to display the picture in full and in the correct aspect ratio.
[F Normal TV]: TV sets with 4:3 aspect ratio.
[G Wide TV]: TV sets with 16:9 aspect ratio.
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• When the TV type is set to [F Normal TV], during the playback of
video originally recorded with an aspect ratio of 16:9, the picture will not
be displayed fullscreen.
6 System Setup
Menu item
Setting options
4 3 1 2 0
[Font Size]
[A Large], [B Small]
z
z
z
z
–
[Output Onscreen
Displays]
[A On], [B Off]
z
z
z
z
–
[Language a]
[
], [Deutsch], [
],
[English], [Español], [Français],
[Italiano], [Magyar], [Melayu],
[Nederlands], [Polski], [Português],
[
], [Türkçe], [
],
[
], [
], [
],
[
], [
],
[
], [
], [
]
z
z
z
z
36
[LCD Brightness]
k
l
z
z
z
z
–
[LCD Screen
Dimmer]
[A On], [B Off]
z
z
z
z
–
[AV/Headphones]
[H AV], [J Headphones]
z
–
z
z
82
[Volume]
Speaker:
–
–
z
z
51,
82
z
–
z
z
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h, r
Headphone:
c
d, e
[Notification Sounds]
[N High Volume],
[M Low Volume], [B Off]
z
z
z
z
–
[Wireless Remote
Control]
[A On], [B Off L]
z
z
z
z
–
z
z
z
z
–
[Power Saving Mode] [Auto Power Off]:
[A On], [B Off]
[Quick Start (Standby)]:
[B Off], [f 10 min],
[g 20 min], [h 30 min]
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Menu item
e
[Initialize f/g]
4 3 1 2 0
Setting options
[P Built-in Mem.],
[g Mem. Card]
z
z
z1
z
40
[Complete Initialization]:
Toggle on (x) or off (w)
d
[Initialize g]
[Complete Initialization]:
Toggle on (x) or off (w)
[Time Zone/DST]
[S] (home time zone) or [V]
(travel time zone): [New York], list
of world time zones
[U] (DST adjustment)
z
z
z
z
36
[Date/Time]
[Date/Time]: –
z
z
z
z
35
[Date Format]:
[Y.M.D], [M.D,Y], [D.M.Y] (Y- year, Mmonth, D- day)
[24H]: Toggle On (x, 24-hour clock)
or Off (w, 12-hour clock)
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[Calendar Start Day]
[Saturday], [Sunday], [Monday]
–
–
z
–
–
[Battery Info]
–
z
z
z
z
–
[Control for HDMI]1
[A On], [B Off]
z
z
z
z
–
[HDMI Status]
–
z
z
z
z
–
[Distance Units]
[m meters], [n feet]
z
z
z
z
–
[Demo Mode]
[A On], [B Off]
z
z
–
–
–
[Reset All]
[Yes], [No]
z
z
z
z
–
[Firmware]
–
–
–
–
z
–
[Eye-Fi
Communication]2
[O Automatic], [B Off]
z
z
z
z
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1
Option not available when the camcorder is connected to an HDTV using an HDMI
cable.
2
Option available only when using an Eye-Fi card.
Additional Information Š 159
[Font Size]: Changes the size of the font for the menu and other screens.
• When the font size is set to [A 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 [A On], the camcorder’s onscreen 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.
[LCD Screen Dimmer]: When set to [A 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 h pressed
down for about 2 seconds to restore the LCD screen to its previous
brightness setting.
• 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 [B Off], the LCD screen will return
to the brightness level that was in use before the screen was dimmed.
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[Notification Sounds]: A beep will accompany some operations like turning on the camcorder, the self-timer countdown, etc.
[Wireless Remote Control]: Allows the camcorder to be operated with the
wireless controller.
[Power Saving Mode]: Controls the camcorder's automatic power off settings.
[Auto Power Off]: 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 (Standby)] setting.
[Quick Start (Standby)]: Select whether to activate the Quick Start function
(0 47) 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.
160 Š Additional Information
• You can set Quick Start to [B Off], for example, if the camcorder is
set on a fixed position and you want to keep recording video with the
LCD panel closed in order to conserve the battery's power.
[Calendar Start Day]: Select the day on which the week in the calendar
screen (0 55).
[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
[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 [A 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
[B 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.
• We recommend not connecting more than 3 HDMI-CEC compatible
devices at a time.
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[HDMI Status]: Displays a screen where you can verify the standard of the
output signal from the HDMI OUT terminal.
[Distance Units]: Selects the units to use for the focusing distance display
during manual focus.
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[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.
[Reset All]: Resets all the camcorder's settings to default values.
[Firmware]: You can verify the current version of the camcorder's firmware. This menu option is usually unavailable.
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Appendix: Onscreen Icons and Displays
Recording Movies (in Dual Shot mode)
Smart AUTO mode (0 43)
Onscreen zoom controls (0 46)
Operating mode (0 31)
In record pause mode:
Total number of scenes
5 Memory operation (0 167)
6 Remaining battery time (0 167)
1
2
3
4
7 Zoom (0 46)
8 Recording mode (0 59)
9 Control button: Start/Stop video
recording
q Face detection frame (0 66)
A
a Touch & Track frame (0 68)
A
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Recording Movies (in y Manual mode)
s Control button: Open the FUNC.
A
panel (0 32)
d Recording program (0 60, 63, 70)
A
f R Instant AF (0 152),
A
MF Manual focus (0 74)
g Manual exposure (0 73)
A
h AGC (automatic gain) limit (0 74)
A
j
A White balance (0 76)
k
A Image effect (0 77)
l Control button: Last function used
A
([ZOOM] in this case)
q While recording/during playback:
S
Scene counter (hours : minutes :
seconds)
a Pre-recording (0 65)
S
s Image stabilizer (0 64)
S
d PF24 progressive frame rate
S
(0 63, 167)
f Remaining recording time
S
g On the memory card
f In the built-in memory*
3 Relay recording* (0 39)
*e only.
S x.v.Color (0 156)
g
h Face detection (0 66)
S
j Photo quality/size
S
(simultaneous recording) (0 110)
k Wind screen off (0 153)
S
l Microphone attenuator (0 153)
S
q Audio level indicator (0 80)
D
a Digital effect (0 69)
D
s Level marker (0 154)
D
d Remote sensor off (0 160)
D
f Mini advanced shoe (0 83)
D
g Headphone output (0 82)
D
h Mini video light (0 78)
D
j Control button: Switch to photo
D
recording (0 104)
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Recording Photos (in y Manual mode)
k
D Drive mode (0 109)
l
D Light metering mode (0 112)
q Control button: Last function used
F
([MENU] in this case)
a Self timer (0 79)
F
s
F Flash (0 107)
d
F Eye-Fi wireless communication
(0 145)
f
F Number of available photos
g On the memory card
e f In the built-in memory
F Photo quality/size (0 105)
g
h Control button: Switch to movie
F
recording (0 58)
j AF frame (0 152)
F
k Focus and exposure lock
F
(0 42, 104)
l Camcorder shake warning (0 153)
F
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Playing Movies (during playback)
q
G Playback control buttons (0 49)
G External audio input (0 90)
a
s
G Scene number
d Data code (0 93, 157)
G
G Volume (0 49)
f
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Viewing Photos
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Exif information panel
g Control button: Open the setup
G
menus (0 151)
h Protected photo mark (0 115)
G
j
G Current photo / Total number of
photos
k
G Photo number (0 156)
l Histogram (0 114)
G
q Control button: Photo jump
H
(0 101)
a Date and time of recording
H
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H Control button: Slideshow (0 112)
s
d Control button: Open the Edit panel
H
(0 150)
f Control button: Switch to [Photos]
H
index screen (0 100)
g Manual focus (0 74)
H
h File size
H
j Photo size (0 105)
H
k Shutter speed (0 70)
H
l Aperture value (0 70)
H
5 Memory operation
N Record, M Record pause, A Playback, C Playback pause, I Fast playback,
J Fast reverse playback, G Slow playback, H Slow reverse playback,
E Frame advance, F Frame reverse.
6 Remaining battery time
• The icon shows a rough estimate of
100%
75%
50%
25%
0%
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
.
• 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.
• 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 R 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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S PF24 progressive frame rate
d
Select the PF24 progressive frame rate (0 63) to give your recordings a cinematic
look. You can combine this frame rate with the [D Cine Mode] recording program to
enhance the effect.
S Remaining recording time
f
When there is no more free space on the memory, [f End] (built-in memory,
e only) or [g End] (memory card) will be displayed and the recording will
stop.
F Number of available photos
f
m in red: There is no memory card in the camcorder.
g in green: 6 or more photos U in yellow: 1 to 5 photos U 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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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? (0 23)
Recording
• Did you turn the camcorder on and correctly set it to a recording
mode? (0 42, 58, 104) If you are recording on a memory card, is one
correctly inserted into the camcoder? (0 38)
Playback
• Did you turn the camcorder on and correctly set it to playback mode?
(0 49, 100) If you are playing back recordings from a memory card,
is one correctly inserted into the camcorder? (0 38) 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.
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Power source
The camcorder will not turn on or it turns off by itself.
- The battery pack is exhausted. Replace or charge the battery pack.
- Remove the battery pack and reattach it correctly.
- When the recording program is set to [Underwater] or [Surface], the camcorder may turn off
automatically if it becomes too hot. Turn off the camcorder and let it cool down.
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.
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- The camcorder cannot communicate with the battery pack attached. Such battery packs cannot be charged using this camcorder.
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.
The battery pack is exhausted extremely quickly even at normal temperatures.
- The battery may have reached the end of its battery life. Buy a new battery pack.
Recording
Pressing g 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 (0 56, 102) or initialize the memory (0 40) to free some space.
The point where g was pressed does not match the beginning/end of the
recording.
- There is a slight interval between pressing g and the actual start/end of recording. This is not a malfunction.
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The camcorder will not focus.
- Autofocus does not work on the subject. Focus manually (0 74).
- The lens or Instant AF sensor is dirty. Clean the lens or sensor with a soft lens-cleaning cloth
(0 191). 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 (N)/record pause (M)/playback (A)
takes longer than usual.
- When the memory contains a large number of scenes, some operations may take longer than
usual. Save your recordings (0 128) and initialize the memory (0 40).
Movies or photos cannot be recorded properly.
- This may occur as movies and photos are recorded/deleted over time. Save your recordings
(0 128) and initialize the memory (0 40).
Cannot record a photo in
mode.
- You cannot take photos in this mode if 8 8 [Simultaneous Recording] is set to [Off]
(0 110), or if either the digital zoom (0 152) or a digital effect (0 69) is activated.
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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.
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 to the playlist scenes recorded or edited using another device.
- The memory is full. Delete some recordings (0 56, 102) or initialize the memory (0 40) to
free some space.
Cannot move scenes in the playlist.
- The memory is full. Delete some recordings (0 56, 102) or initialize the memory (0 40) to
free some space.
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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 (0 128) and initialize the memory (0 40).
Cannot delete a photo.
- The photo is protected. Remove the protection (0 115).
Cannot capture a video snapshot scene from a movie.
- You cannot capture video snapshot scenes from scenes recorded or edited using another
device.
- The memory is full. Delete some recordings (0 56, 102) or initialize the memory (0 40) to
free some space.
When playing back scenes/slideshow with background music, the music track is not played
back correctly.
- This can occur when you transfer the music files to a memory after repeatedly recording and
deleting scenes (fragmented memory). Save your recordings (0 128) and initialize the
memory (0 40). Then, transfer the music files first and only then write the video files back
to the memory.
- Music tracks will not play back correctly if the connection was interrupted while transferring
the music files. Delete the music tracks and transfer the music files again.
- The transfer rate of the memory card used is too slow. Use a recommended memory card
(0 37).
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When playing scenes/a slideshow linked to external audio, the video playback is not correctly
linked to the external player.
- The volume of external player may be too low. Try increasing the volume of the external
player.
Cannot divide scenes
- You cannot divide scenes recorded or edited using another device.
- The memory is full. Delete some recordings (0 56, 102) or initialize the memory (0 40) to
free some space.
e Cannot copy scenes/photos
- You may not be able to copy scenes/photos recorded or edited using another device.
Cannot mark individual scenes/photos in the index screen with a checkmark O
- You cannot select more than 100 scenes/photos individually. Reduce the number of selected
scenes/photos or use the [Select All] option.
Indicators and Onscreen Displays
lights up in red.
- Battery pack is exhausted. Replace or charge the battery pack.
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appears on the screen.
- The camcorder cannot communicate with the battery pack attached so the remaining battery
time cannot be displayed.
g 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 (0 56, 102)
to free some space on the memory card.
S 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.
p 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.
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.
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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.
o appears on the screen
- The LOCK switch on the Eye-Fi card is set to prevent accidental erasure. Change the position
of the LOCK switch.
- An error occurred when trying to read data from an Eye-Fi card. Turn the camcorder off then
on again. If the icon appears often, there might be a problem with the Eye-Fi card. Contact the
card manufacturer’s customer care.
Picture and Sound
The screen appears too dark.
- The LCD screen was dimmed. Hold h pressed down for 2 seconds to restore the LCD
screen to its previous brightness setting.
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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,
use the 6 8 [Reset All Settings] menu option to reset all the camcorder’s settings to
default values.
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-Pri. AE] (0 70). This is not a malfunction.
Noise can be heard along with the recorded sound
- When recording sound with an external microphone, the interference caused by wireless
communications may be picked up and recorded as noise. We recommend turning off the
wireless communication while recording (0 146).
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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
(0 153) or adjust the audio recording level manually (0 80).
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 88 [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.
Cannot record on the memory card.
- The memory card is full. Delete some recordings (0 56, 102) to free some space or replace
the memory card.
- Initialize the memory card (0 40) 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 memory card must be used to be able to record movies on a memory card
(0 37).
- The folder and file numbers have reached their maximum value. Set 88[Photo Numbering] to [Reset] and insert a new memory card.
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The wireless controller will not work.
- Set 68[Wireless Remote Control] to [On].
- Replace the battery of the wireless controller.
Cannot upload files wirelessly using an Eye-Fi card.
- 68 [Eye-Fi Communication] is set to [Off] (i appears onscreen). Set it to [Automatic].
- Opening the LCD panel may help when the wireless connection is not strong enough.
- If certain conditions occur while uploading files, such as the camcorder becoming too hot or
the wireless connection getting too weak, the camcorder may stop the wireless upload (h
appears onscreen). Turn off the camcorder and let it cool down or move to a location with a
stronger wireless signal.
- Contact the card manufacturer’s customer care.
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Connections with External Devices
Video noise appears on the TV screen.
- When using the camcorder in a room where a TV is located, keep a distance between the
compact power adapter and the power or antenna cables of the TV.
Playback looks fine on the camcorder but there is no image on the TV screen.
- The video input on the TV is not set to the video terminal to which you connected the camcorder. Select the correct video input.
There is no sound from the TV.
- When connecting the camcorder to an HDTV using the CTC-100/S Component Cable, make
sure to connect also the audio connections using the white and red plugs of the STV-250N
Stereo Video Cable.
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.
- 68 [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 does not recognize the camcorder even though the camcorder is connected
correctly.
- 88 [USB Connection Type] is set to [DVD Burner]. Set it to [Computer/Printer] 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 camcorder will not be correctly recognized if you connected the USB cable to the computer while the camcorder was deleting all the photos. Disconnect the USB cable and restore
the connection once the operation is completed.
The printer is not working even though the camcorder and printer are connected correctly.
- 88 [USB Connection Type] is set to [DVD Burner]. Set it to [Computer/Printer] 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.
- Cannot connect to a PictBridge-compatible printer if the memory contains 2,500 photos or
more.
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After connecting the camcorder to a printer, the message [Busy] continues to appear on the
screen
- Disconnect the USB cable and restore the connection after a short while.
Photos are not correctly printed
- 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 using
another device.
Cannot save photos on my computer
- When the memory contains too many photos (Windows – 2,500 photos or more, Macintosh –
1,000 photos or more), you may not be able to transfer photos to a computer. Try using a card
reader to transfer the photos on the memory card. e only: To transfer the photos in
the built-in memory, copy them to the memory card in advance (0 126).
The camcorder does not recognize the DW-100 DVD Burner even though it is connected
correctly.
- 88 [USB Connection Type] is set to [Computer/Printer]. Set it to [DVD Burner] 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 (0 183) and for messages that appear
only when using the optional DW-100 DVD Burner (0 182).
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.
AVCHD discs cannot include MXP scenes
- AVCHD discs created with the optional DW-100 DVD Burner cannot contain scenes recorded
in MXP mode. Select only those scenes recorded in other recording modes to create the disc
(0 131).
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, 6 or 10.
e Built-in memory error
- The built-in memory could not be read. Contact a Canon Service Center.
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e Built-in memory is full
- The built-in memory is full (“f End” appears on the screen). Delete some recordings
(0 56, 102) to free some space. Save your recordings (0 128) and initialize the built-in
memory (0 40).
e Cannot access the built-in memory
- There is a problem with the built-in memory. Contact a Canon Service Center.
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.
e Cannot convert
- Cannot access the memory card. Check the memory card and make sure it is inserted correctly.
- You inserted a MultiMedia Card (MMC) into the camcorder. Use a recommended memory card
(0 37).
- There was an error creating the file name. Set 8 8 [Photo Numbering] to [Reset] and
initialize the memory card or delete all the photos (0 102) and all the scenes in the [For Web
Upload] and [For DVD Burning] index screens (0 56).
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e 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 (0 56, 102) or reduce the number of
scenes to copy.
- The memory card already contains the maximum number of scenes (3,999 scenes). Delete
some scenes (0 56) to free some space.
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 (0 126) and initialize the memory (0 40). Write back the
backup files and try dividing the scene again.
Cannot edit
- Could not move a scene in the playlist. Delete some scenes from the playlist (0 95).
Cannot enter standby mode now
- The camcorder cannot enter standby mode if the remaining battery charge is too low. Charge
or replace the battery pack (0 23).
Cannot play back
- There is a problem with the memory. If this message appears often without apparent reason,
contact a Canon Service Center.
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e Cannot play back Cannot access the built-in memory
- There is a problem with the built-in memory. Save your recordings (0 128) and initialize the
built-in memory using the [Complete Initialization] option (0 40). If the problem persists,
contact a Canon Service Center.
Cannot play back Check the memory card
- There is a problem with the memory card. Save your recordings (0 128) and initialize the
memory card using the [Complete Initialization] option (0 40). If the problem persists, use a
different memory card.
e 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 (0 40).
Cannot play the movies on this memory card
- Movies cannot be played back from a 64 MB or smaller memory card. Use a recommended
memory card (0 37).
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 (0 40).
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Cannot record
- You cannot capture video snapshot scenes from scenes recorded or edited using another
device.
- There is a problem with the memory. If this message appears often without apparent reason,
contact a Canon Service Center.
e Cannot record Cannot access the built-in memory
- There is a problem with the built-in memory. Save your recordings (0 128) and initialize the
built-in memory using the [Complete Initialization] option (0 40). If the problem persists,
contact a Canon Service Center.
Cannot record Check the memory card
- There is a problem with the memory card. Save your recordings (0 128) and initialize the
memory card using the [Complete Initialization] option (0 40). If the problem persists, use a
different memory card.
e 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 (0 40).
Cannot record movies on this memory card
- Movies cannot be recorded on a 64 MB or smaller memory card. Use a recommended memory card (0 37).
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 (0 40).
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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. Try removing and reinserting the memory card, or use a different memory card.
- You inserted a MultiMedia Card (MMC) into the camcorder. Use a recommended memory card
(0 37).
- If after the message disappears, g appears in red, perform the following: Turn off the camcorder and remove and reinsert the memory card. If g turns back to green you can resume
recording/playback. If the problem persists, save your recordings (0 128) and initialize the
memory card (0 40).
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
(0 95).
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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.
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.
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Error writing on the memory card. Data may be recovered if the memory card has not been
removed. Attempt recovering the data?
- This message will appear the next time you turn on the camcorder if power supply was accidentally interrupted while the camcorder was writing on the memory card. Select [Yes] to try
to recover the recordings. If you removed the memory card and used it with another device
after this happened, we recommend you select [No].
File name error
- The folder and file numbers have reached their maximum value. Set 88 [Photo Numbering] to [Reset] and delete all the photos on the memory card (0 102) or initialize it
(0 40).
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 (0 40).
LCD Screen has been dimmed
- Hold h pressed for 2 seconds to restore the LCD screen to its previous brightness setting.
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, 6 or 10.
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e 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 (0 56) 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).
Play back the recordings in the memory card with the device originally used to record them.
Memory card cover is open
- After inserting a memory card, close the memory card slot cover (0 38).
Memory card is full
- The memory card is full. Delete some recordings (0 56, 102) to free some space or replace
the memory card.
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.
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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 faces were detected in this scene
- The camcorder did not detect any faces in the scene displayed. Be sure to turn on face detection (0 66) when shooting movies.
No memory card
- Insert a compatible memory card into the camcorder (0 38).
No photos
- There are no photos to play back. Have fun taking some photos (0 42, 58).
No scenes
- There are no scenes in the memory selected. Have fun shooting some video (0 42).
- After selecting [Scenes with Faces] when narrowing down the scenes shown in the index
screen: No scenes contain people’s faces or no scenes were recorded using the face detection function.
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e Not enough available space
- Delete some recordings on the memory card (0 56, 102) or select the [3Mbps] bit rate for
the conversion to SD.
Number of scenes already at maximum
- The maximum number of scenes (3,999 scenes) has been reached. Delete some scenes
(0 56) to free some space.
- The playlist can contain a maximum of 999 scenes.
Playlist is full. Cannot divide the scene.
- Scenes cannot be divided when the playlist already contains 999 scenes. Delete some scenes
from the playlist (0 95).
Recording program: Underwater / Surface
Turn on the camcorder while holding PHOTO pressed down to change the recording program
rXs.
- Follow the instructions to switch the recording program between [Underwater] and [Surface]
while the camcorder is secured inside the optional WP-V2 Waterproof Case.
Scene recorded using another device. Cannot divide the scene.
- Scenes recorded using another device cannot be divided with this camcorder.
Select the desired scene number
- A number of scenes have the same recording date but different file control information. This
can occur for example when you edit photos and write the files back to the camcorder. Select
a number to display the corresponding group of scenes.
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Some B photos could not be deleted
- Protected photos (B) cannot be deleted. Remove the protection (0 115).
Some scenes could not be added to the playlist.
- You may not be able to add to the playlist scenes recorded using another device.
- 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 (0 95).
e Some scenes could not be converted
- Among the scenes selected for conversion to SD there are scenes recorded with another
device using 24p frame rate. When converting scenes to SD, leave out scenes recorded using
another device.
Some scenes could not be deleted
- Movies that were protected/edited with other devices cannot be deleted with this camcorder.
e 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. Wait until the operation ends and do not disconnect
the compact power adapter or remove the battery pack.
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The camcorder is set to photo mode
- You pressed g while recording photos (
or
mode to record movies.
mode). Set the camcorder to
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 memory card contains scenes. Delete all scenes to use relay recording.
- Save your movies (0 128) if necessary, and delete all the movies from the memory card
(0 56).
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 B photo could not be deleted
- Protected photos (B) cannot be deleted. Remove the protection (0 115).
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.
e 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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To record video on this memory card, it is recommended to use only the XP+/SP/LP recording
modes
- Movies may not be recorded correctly on this memory card if the recording mode is set to
MXP or FXP mode (0 59).
To use this function change the camcorder's mode from 5 to y
- You pressed a button that cannot be used in
mode. Set the mode switch to y to set
the camcorder to flexible recording mode.
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 (printers, Windows computers), or 1,000
photos (Macintosh computers).
- If a dialog box appeared on the computer screen, close it. Disconnect the USB cable, and
restore the connection after a short while.
e Total play time is too long
- The playlist cannot be converted when its total playback time exceeds 2 hours and 30 minutes. Reduce the number of scenes in the playlist.
Unable to recognize the data
- You transferred data to the camcorder recorded in a different television system (PAL or
SECAM). Play back the recordings with the device originally used to record them.
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Unable to recover data
- Could not recover a corrupted file. Save your recordings (0 128) and initialize the memory
using the [Complete Initialization] option (0 40).
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.
Replace with a brand new disc.
- During disc playback mode, this message can appear when a commercially available DVD
disc or a brand new DVD disc is inserted. Replace with an AVCHD disc created with the DVD
Burner.
Close the memory card slot cover
- The memory card slot cover is open. Close the cover after correctly inserting the memory card
(0 38).
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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 (0 191). Wait until the DVD
burner dries completely before resuming use.
- The disc may be dirty or not correctly loaded. Try removing the disc and reinserting it after
cleaning the recording surface with a clean, soft cloth. If the problem persists, replace with a
different disc.
Error reading the data
- Check that the USB cable was not accidentally disconnected.
No disc
- Insert a disc into the DVD Burner.
- This message can appear also if condensation has formed (0 191). Wait until the DVD
burner dries completely before resuming use.
No photos
- There are no photos to add to the disc.
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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.
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 create the
disc from the [Playlist] index screen.
Unable to recover data
- Could not recover a corrupted file. Save your recordings (0 128) and initialize the memory
using the [Complete Initialization] option (0 40).
Direct Print Related Messages
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.
- 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.
Ink absorber full
- Touch [Continue] to resume printing. Consult a Canon Service Center (refer to the list included
with the printer) to replace the ink absorber.
Ink error
- The ink level cannot be detected correctly or the ink cartridge is out of ink. Replace the ink
cartridge.
Low ink level
- The ink cartridge needs to be replaced soon. Touch [Continue] to restart printing.
No ink
- The ink cartridge is not inserted or is out of ink. Replace the ink cartridge.
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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. Touch [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.
Print head not installed
- No print head is installed in the printer or the print head is defective.
Printer cover open
- Close the printer cover securely.
Printer error
- A malfunction has occurred that may require repairs. (Canon PIXMA printers: the printer's
green power lamp and orange error lamp flash alternately.)
- Disconnect the USB cable and turn off the printer. Unplug the printer's power cord from the
power outlet and contact the appropriate customer support center or service center.
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Printer in use
- The printer is in use. Check the printer status.
Printing error
- The printer does not support the paper size selected for [Paper Settings]. Set [Paper Settings]
to [Default] or a paper size supported by the printer used.
- 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.
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
(0 126) 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 a wrist strap, do not allow the camcorder to
swing and hit an object.
• Handle the touch screen with care. Do not apply excessive force and
do not use ballpoint pens or other hard-tipped tools to operate the
touch screen. This may damage the touch screen’s surface or the pressure-sensitive layer beneath it.
• Do not attach protective film on the touch screen. The touch screen’s
operation is based on detecting applied pressure, so you may not be
able to correctly operate the touch screen with an additional protective
layer.
• 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.
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186 Š Additional Information
• 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.
• When recording movies, try to get a
calm, stable picture. Excessive camcorder movement while shooting and extensive use of fast zooms and
panning can result in jittery scenes. In extreme cases, the playback of
such scenes may result in visually induced motion sickness. If you experience such a reaction, stop the playback immediately and take a rest
break as necessary.
Long-term storage
If you do not intend to use the camcorder for a long time, store it in a
place free of dust, in low humidity, and at temperatures not higher than
30 °C (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.
Additional Information Š 187
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
for long periods of time. Also, the correct remaining time may not be displayed, depending on the battery life. Use the time shown on the screen
as an approximation.
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.
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• Secure Digital (SD) 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
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.
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• 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.
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 (e only) or memory card using the [Complete
Initialization] option (0 40). 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. Never use
tissue paper.
LCD Touch Screen
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• Clean the LCD touch 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
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
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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
D PictBridgecompatible printers
Card
reader/writer
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Computer
TV/HDTV
VCR/DVD
recorder
Optional accessories not listed below are described in more detail in
the following pages.
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k
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SS-600/SS-650 Shoulder Strap
WS-20 Wrist Strap
WL-D89 Wireless Controller
CA-570 Compact Power Adapter
DW-100 DVD Burner
ZR-1000 Zoom Remote Controller
ZR-2000 Zoom Remote Controller
IFC-300PCU USB Cable
Memory card
s DTC-100 D Terminal Cable
S
d CTC-100 Component Cable
S
CTC-100/S Component Cable*
f STV-250N Stereo Video Cable
S
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S
* 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.
4 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, or BP-827.
* Please note that the shape/color of this battery does not match the external design of
the camcorder.
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.
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5 CG-800 Battery Charger
Use the battery charger to charge the
battery packs. It plugs directly into a
power outlet without a cable.
Charging Times
The charging times given in the following table are approximate and vary
according to charging conditions and initial charge of the battery pack.
Battery pack→
BP-808
BP-809
Charging conditions↓
BP-819
BP-827
Using the camcorder
150 min.
260 min.
385 min.
Using the CG-800 Battery Charger
105 min.
190 min.
260 min.
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.
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Battery pack
Usage time
Recording mode
MXP
FXP
XP+
SP
LP
Recording (maximum) 100 min. 100 min. 100 min. 105 min. 105 min.
BP-808
BP-809
Recording (typical)*
65 min.
Playback
160 min. 160 min. 165 min. 165 min. 165 min.
65 min.
65 min.
65 min.
65 min.
Recording (maximum) 200 min. 200 min. 205 min. 210 min. 210 min.
BP-819
Recording (typical)*
130 min. 130 min. 135 min. 135 min. 135 min.
Playback
325 min. 325 min. 325 min. 335 min. 335 min.
Recording (maximum) 305 min. 305 min. 310 min. 315 min. 315 min.
BP-827
Recording (typical)*
200 min. 200 min. 205 min. 205 min. 205 min.
Playback
495 min. 500 min. 505 min. 515 min. 515 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. 105 min.
Recording (typical)*
60 min.
60 min.
Playback
160 min. 160 min. 160 min. 165 min. 165 min.
65 min.
65 min.
65 min.
Recording (maximum) 200 min. 200 min. 205 min. 205 min. 205 min.
BP-819
Recording (typical)*
125 min. 130 min. 135 min. 135 min. 135 min.
Playback
315 min. 320 min. 325 min. 330 min. 330 min.
Recording (maximum) 300 min. 300 min. 310 min. 310 min. 310 min.
BP-827
Recording (typical)*
195 min. 195 min. 200 min. 205 min. 205 min.
Playback
485 min. 495 min. 500 min. 505 min. 505 min.
* Approximate times for recording with repeated operations such as start/stop,
zooming, and power on/off.
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8 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.
9 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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A FS-H37U Filter Set
q
Neutral density and MC protector filters
help you to control difficult lighting conditions.
A SC-2000 Soft Carrying Case
a
A handy camcorder bag with padded
compartments and plenty of space for
accessories.
A SM-V1 Surround Microphone
s
Use 5.1ch surround sound to add a
sense of presence to your movies. You
can link the surround sound to the zoom
position or use the microphone as a
highly directional shotgun microphone
(monaural).
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A DM-100 Directional Stereo
d
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.
A VL-5 Video Light
f
This video light enables you to record
brightly in color even in dark places. It
attaches to the camcorder’s mini
advanced shoe for cable-free operation.
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A VFL-2 Video Flash Light
g
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.
A RA-V1 Remote Control Adapter
h
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.
S HTC-100 HDMI Cable
a
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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S WP-V2 Waterproof Case
g
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-808 Battery Pack
WL-D89 Wireless Controller
STV-250N Stereo Video Cable
IFC-300PCU USB Cable
8468A002AA
2740B002AA
D83-0790-000
3067A002AA (D82-0590-002)
6906A001AA
Optional Accessories
BP-809 Battery Pack
2588B003AA (silver),
2588B004AA (black)
BP-819 Battery Pack
2589B002AA
BP-827 Battery Pack
3185B002AA
CG-800 Battery Charger
2590B002AA
TL-H37 Tele-converter
8835A001AA
WD-H37ll Wide-converter
3187B001AA
FS-H37U Filter Set
8837A001AA
VL-5 Video Light
3186B001AA
VFL-2 Video Flash Light
3574B001AA
SM-V1 Surround Microphone
4464B001AA
DM-100 Directional Stereo Microphone 2591B002AA
RA-V1 Remote Control Adapter
3924B001AA
ZR-1000 Zoom Remote Controller
3089A002AA
ZR-2000 Zoom Remote Controller
0973B002AA
WP-V2 Waterproof Case
4433B002AA
HTC-100 HDMI Cable
2384B001AA
CTC-100 Component Cable
1719B001AA
SS-650 Shoulder Strap
3123A001AA
SS-600 Shoulder Strap
3122A001AA
WS-20 Wrist Strap
3118A002AA
SC-2000 Soft Carrying Case
9389A001AA
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Specifications
VIXIA HF M31 / VIXIA HF M30 / VIXIA HF M300 /
System
• Recording System
Movies: AVCHD
Video compression: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264;
Audio compression: Dolby Digital 2ch; Dolby Digital 5.1ch*
* Only when using the optional SM-V1 Surround Microphone.
Photos: DCF (Design rule for Camera File 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.
• Television System
1080/60i*
* Recordings made with the [PF24], [PF30] frame rate are converted and recorded on the memory as 60i.
• Recording Media
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- SD or SDHC (SD High Capacity) memory card (not included)
• Maximum Recording Time (approximate figures)
a 32 GB built-in memory:
MXP mode: 2 hr. 55 min. FXP mode: 4 hr. 10 min. XP+ mode: 5 hr. 45 min.
SP mode: 9 hr. 35 min. LP mode: 12 hr. 15 min.
6 8 GB built-in memory:
MXP mode: 40 min.
FXP mode: 1 hr.
XP+ mode: 1 hr. 25 min.
SP mode: 2 hr. 20 min. LP mode: 3 hr.
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:
[Dynamic] IS mode:
Other IS modes:
Photos (L, M, S):
Photos (LW, MW, SW):
approx. 2,990,000 (T) / 2,070,000 (W) pixels*
approx. 2,990,000 pixels
approx. 3,310,000 pixels
approx. 2,990,000 pixels
* When two values are given, the first indicates the value at full telephoto (T) and the second the value at full
wide-angle (W).
• LCD Touch Screen: 2.7 in., wide, TFT color, approx. 211,000 dots, touch operation
• 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: Movies:
[Dynamic] IS mode: 39.5 – 711 mm
Other IS modes:
39.5 – 592.5 mm
Photos:
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 or 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)
• Recommended Illumination: More than 100 lx
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• Image Stabilization: Optical-Shift Image Stabilizer
• 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
Terminals
• AV OUT/X 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), input/output
• 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) compatible; output only
• HDMI OUT Terminal
HDMI mini connector; output only; compatible with HDMI-CEC and x.v.Color
• MIC Terminal
∅ 3.5 mm stereo minijack
–57 dBV (with 600 Ω microphone) / 5 kΩ or more
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Power/Others
• Power supply (rated)
7.4 V DC (battery pack), 8.4 V DC (compact power adapter)
• Power consumption: 3.5 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): 68 x 60 x 123 mm (2.7 x 2.4 x 4.8 in.)
• Weight (camcorder body only): 320 g (11.3 oz.)
• When the recording program is set to [Underwater] or [Surface]
- The following functions are not available: mini video light, flash, face detection (available only for
[Surface]), Instant AF, auto slow shutter, AF-assist lamp, manual audio recording level adjustment,
microphone attenuator, zoom speed adjustment (zoom speed is faster than [Speed3] when [Zoom
Speed] is set to [Variable])
- The following settings are adjusted: white balance, image effects, light metering
- Minimum focusing distance from the waterproof case lens window
In the water: approx. 75 cm (2.5 ft.) at full telephoto; approx. 5 cm (2 in.) at full wide angle
In the air: approx. 1 m (3.3 ft.) at full telephoto; approx. 5 cm (2 in.) at full wide angle
CA-570 Compact Power Adapter
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• 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)
• Dimensions: 52 x 29 x 90 mm (2.1 x 1.1 x 3.5 in.)
• Weight: 135 g (4.8 oz.)
BP-808 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 23.3 x 40.2 mm (1.2 x 0.92 x 1.6 in.)
• Weight: 46 g (1.6 oz)
202 Š Additional Information
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.
e In the built-in memory:
CANON
MY_MUSIC
MUSIC_01.WAV to MUSIC_99.WAV
On the memory card:
CANON
PRIVATE
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MY_MUSIC
MUSIC_01.WAV to MUSIC_99.WAV
Weight and dimensions are approximate. Errors and omissions excepted.
The information in this manual is verified as of January 2010. Subject to change without notice.
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Index
24p Cinema Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . .63
3D Flip View . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .54
A
Abroad, using the camcorder . . . .192
AF-assist lamp . . . . . . . . . . . . . .109
AGC (automatic gain) limit . . . . . . .74
Aperture (f number) . . . . . . . . . . . .70
Aspect ratio of a connected TV
(TV type) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .157
Audio recording level . . . . . . . . . . .80
Auto exposure bracketing . . . . . .109
Auto slow shutter . . . . . . . . . . . .153
Autofocus (AF)
AF frame
(9-point AiAF/
Center point) . . . . . . . . . . .152
Instant AF/Normal AF . . . . . .152
Automatic backlight correction . . . .74
Av (recording program) . . . . . . . . .70
AV OUT/X terminal . . . .82, 121, 123
AVCHD specifications . . . . . . . . . . .8
B
D
Data code . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 93, 157
Date and time . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
Deleting
Movies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56, 95
Photos . . . . . . . . . . . . . 102, 105
Digital effects . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69
Dividing scenes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 98
Drive mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 109
Dual Shot . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
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Background music . . . . . . . . . . . . .89
Battery pack
Battery information . . . .161, 167
Charging . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .23
Remaining charge
indicator . . . . . . . . . . . . . .167
Beach (recording program) . . . . . . .61
Built-in backup battery . . . . . . . . .189
C
Calendar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .55
Camcorder supplemental disc . . . .19
Capturing photos/video snapshot
scenes from a movie . . . . . . . . . .96
Cine Mode (recording program) . . .63
COMPONENT OUT
terminal . . . . . . . . . . . . . .121, 123
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Condensation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 191
Connections to external
devices . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 122
Continuous shooting . . . . . . . . . . 109
Copying*
Movies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 126
Photos . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 127
E
Edit panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32, 149
Error messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 175
External microphone . . . . . . . . . . . 84
Eye-Fi card . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 145
F
Face detection
Playback . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55
Recording . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66
Fireworks (recording program) . . . . 61
Flash . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 107
Flexible recording . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
Focus assistance . . . . . . . . . . . . 152
Focus priority . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 152
Frame rate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63, 155
FUNC. panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32, 147
H
HD to SD conversion* . . . . . 136, 142
HDMI OUT terminal . . . . . . . 121, 122
HDMI-CEC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 161
Headphones . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82
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Histogram . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 114
I
Image effects . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77
Image stabilizer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64
Index screens . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49
Index screen selection . . . . . . 52
Showing some/
all of the scenes . . . . . . . . . . 55
Initialization (built-in memory*/memory
card) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40
L
Language . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
LCD screen dimmer . . . . . . . . . . . 160
LCD touch screen . . . . . . . . . . 28, 30
Light metering mode . . . . . . . . . . 112
Low light (recording program) . . . . 61
M
Photo numbers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 156
Photo quality . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 105
Photo size . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 105
Playback
Movies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49
Photos . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100
Playlist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 94
Portrait (recording program) . . . . . 60
Power saving . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45
Powered IS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65
Pre-recording . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65
Print order . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 119
Printing photos . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 117
Progressive frame rates
PF24, PF30 . . . . . . . . . . . 155, 167
Protecting photos . . . . . . . . . . . . 115
Q
Quick Start . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47
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Magnifying photos . . . . . . . . . . . . 113
Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 191
Manual exposure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73
Manual focus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74
Markers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 154
Memory card . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37, 188
MIC terminal** . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 85
Microphone attenuator . . . . . . . . 153
Mini advanced shoe . . . . . . . . . . . 83
Mini video light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78
Mode switch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
N
Night scene (recording program) . . 61
Notification sounds . . . . . . . . . . . 160
O
Onscreen display selection . . . . . . 93
Onscreen icons . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 163
P
P (recording program) . . . . . . . . . . 70
PF25 progressive
frame rate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 155
R
Recording
Movies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42, 58
Photos . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42, 104
Recording mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59
Recording programs . . . . . 60, 63, 70
Recording time . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60
Relay recording* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39
Remote sensor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
Resetting all camcorder settings . 162
Reviewing photos . . . . . . . . . . . . 156
Rotating photos . . . . . . . . . 114, 156
S
Saving recordings . . . . . . . . . . . . 126
Creating discs . . . . . . . 131, 135
Transferring to a computer . . 128
Using external video
recorders . . . . . . . . . . . . . 140
Selecting the memory*
for playback . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52
for recording . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38
Self timer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79
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Serial number . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .22
Setup menus . . . . . . . . . . . . .33, 151
Shutter speed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .70
Simultaneous recording . . . . . . . . 110
Slideshow . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 112
Smart AUTO mode . . . . . . . . . . . .43
Snow (recording program) . . . . . . .61
Sports (recording program) . . . . . .61
Spotlight (recording program) . . . . .61
Sunset (recording program) . . . . . .61
Surface (recording program) . . . . . .62
T
Telephoto . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .46
Time zone/DST . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .36
Timeline . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .87
Touch & Track . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .68
Touch AE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .73
Touch AF . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .74
Tripod . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .187
Troubleshooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . .168
Tv (recording program) . . . . . . . . . .70
U
Underwater (recording program) . . 62
Uploading movies to
video sharing Web sites* . . . . . . 141
USB terminal . . . . . . . . . . . 121, 124
V
Video snapshot . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68
Volume . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51, 82
W
White balance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76
Wide angle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46
Wind screen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 153
Wireless controller . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
Z
Zoom . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46
Digital zoom . . . . . . . . . . . . . 152
Zoom speed . . . . . . . . . 46, 151
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206 Š Additional Information
USA
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
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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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LOSS OR CORRUPTION OF DATA, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION, LOSS OR CORRUPTION OF DATA STORED ON
THE EQUIPMENT’S HARD DRIVE, OR ANY OTHER SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES CAUSED BY
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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.
CANON U.S.A., INC.
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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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