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Unformatted text preview: IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS In these safety instructions the word “product” refers to the Canon Digital Video Camcorder OPTURA60/OPTURA50 A and all its accessories. E Introduction 1. Read Instructions — All the safety and operating instructions should be read before the product is operated. 2. Retain Instructions — The safety and operating instructions should be retained for future reference. 3. Heed Warnings — All warnings on the product and in the operating instructions should be adhered to. 4. Follow Instructions — All operating and maintenance instructions should be followed. 5. 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. 6. Accessories — Do not use accessories not recommended in this manual as they may be hazardous. 7. 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. 8. Water and Moisture — Hazard of electric shock — Do not use this product near water or in rainy/moist situations. 9. 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. 10. 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. 11. 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. 12. 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. 13. Outdoor Antenna Grounding — If an outside antenna is connected to the product, be sure the antenna is grounded so as to provide some protection against voltage surges and built-up static charges. Section 810 of the National Electrical Code, ANSI / NFPA No. 70—1984, provides information with respect to proper grounding of the mast and supporting structure, grounding of the lead-in wire to an antenna discharge unit, size of grounding conductors, location of antenna discharge unit, connection to grounding electrodes, and requirements for the grounding electrode. See figure 1. 3 Fig. 1 EXAMPLE OF ANTENNA GROUNDING AS PER NATIONAL ELECTRICAL CODE ANTENNA LEAD IN WIRE GROUND CLAMP ELECTRIC SERVICE EQUIPMENT NEC - NATIONAL ELECTRICAL CODE ANTENNA DISCHARGE UNIT (NEC SECTION 810-20) GROUNDING CONDUCTORS (NEC SECTION 810-21) GROUND CLAMPS POWER SERVICE GROUNDING ELECTRODE SYSTEM (NEC ART 250. PART H) 14.Lightning — For added protection of this product during a lightning storm, or when it is left unattended and unused for long periods of time, disconnect it from the wall outlet and disconnect the antenna. This will prevent damage to the product due to lightning and power-line surges. 15.Overloading — Do not overload wall outlets and extension cords as this can result in a risk of fire or electric shock. 16.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. 17.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. 18.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. 19.Replacement Parts — When replacement parts are required, be sure the service technician has used replacement parts that are specified by Canon or that have the same characteristics as the original part. Unauthorized substitutions may result in fire, electric shock or other hazards. 20.Safety Check — Upon completion of any service or repairs to this product, ask the service technician to perform safety checks to determine that the product is in safe operating order. When replacement of 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. Use only CSA/UL Certified power supply cord set, Polarized, Type SPT-2 or heavier, minimum No. 18 AWG copper, rated 125 or 250 V, minimum ,P A, minimum 6 ft (1.8 m), maximum 10 ft (3 m) long. This Class B digital apparatus complies with Canadian ICES-003. 4 Using this Manual Thank you for purchasing the Canon OPTURA60/OPTURA50. Please read this manual carefully before you use the camcorder and retain it for future reference. E Symbols and References Used in This Manual Introduction : Precautions related to the camcorder operation. : Additional topics that complement the basic operating procedures. : Reference page number. Capital letters are used to refer to buttons on the camcorder or the wireless controller. [ ] are used to refer to menu items displayed on the screen. “Screen” refers to the LCD and the viewfinder screen. Please note that the illustrations mainly refer to the OPTURA60. Operating modes (see below) Menu item showing at its default position Button and switches to be operated About the Operating Modes The operating modes are determined by the position of the POWER switch and the TAPE/CARD switch. Operating Mode POWER Switch CAMERA CAMERA (TAPE) PLAY (VCR) PLAY (VCR) (TAPE) CARD CAMERA CAMERA (CARD) CARD PLAY PLAY (VCR) (CARD) CAMERA : Function can be used in this mode. CAMERA TAPE/CARD Switch : Function cannot be used in this mode. 5 Trademark Acknowledgements • is a trademark. • is a trademark. • Windows® is a registered trademark of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/ or other countries. • Macintosh and Mac OS are trademarks of Apple Computer, Inc., registered in the United States and other countries. • HDV is a trademark of Sony Corporation and Victor Company of Japan, Limited (JVC). • Other names and products not mentioned above may be registered trademarks or trademarks of their respective companies. 6 Table of contents Introduction Using this Manual ............................................................................................5 Checking Supplied Accessories ....................................................................10 Components Guide........................................................................................11 Screen Displays.............................................................................................15 E Preparation Basic Functions Introduction Step 1: Preparing the Power Supply..............................................................18 Step 2: Loading a Cassette ...........................................................................21 Step 3: Inserting a Memory Card...................................................................22 Step 4: Preparing the Camcorder ..................................................................23 Step 5: Using the Wireless Controller............................................................25 Step 6: Adjusting the LCD Screen .................................................................26 Step 7: Changing the Display Language .......................................................27 Step 8: Setting the Time Zone, Date and Time..............................................28 Recording Recording Movies on a Tape .........................................................................30 Recording on a Memory Card .......................................................................33 Zooming.........................................................................................................36 Tips for Better Recording...............................................................................38 Playback Playing Back a Tape ......................................................................................39 Playing Back a Memory Card ........................................................................41 Adjusting the Volume.....................................................................................42 Playing Back on a TV Screen........................................................................43 Advanced Functions Recording Programs Using the Recording Programs .....................................................................45 Using the Super Night Mode.....................................................47 Using the Special Scene Modes .............................................................48 Using the Program AE Mode .....................................................................49 Using the Shutter-Priority AE Mode .........................................................50 Using the Aperture-Priority AE Mode.......................................................51 Recording Adjusting Exposure Manually ........................................................................52 Adjusting the Focus Manually........................................................................53 Using the Mini Video Light.............................................................54 Using the Self-Timer ......................................................................................55 Recording with an External Microphone........................................................56 Changing the Settings (1) Changing the Settings with the FUNC. Button ..............................................57 List of Menu Items (FUNC.)...........................................................................58 Setting the White Balance .............................................................................59 Selecting an Image Effect..............................................................................61 Using Digital Effects.......................................................................................62 Changing the Settings (2) Changing the Settings with the MENU Button...............................................71 7 List of Menu Items (MENU) ...........................................................................72 Changing the Recording Mode (SP/LP) ........................................................77 Adjusting the Audio Recording Level.............................................................78 Using the Wind Screen..................................................................................80 Widescreen TV Recording (16:9) ..................................................................81 Changing the My Camera Settings................................................................82 Playback Magnifying the Image ....................................................................................84 Displaying the Data Code..............................................................................85 End Search....................................................................................................86 Returning to a Pre-marked Position ..............................................................87 Date Search...................................................................................................88 Digital Camera Functions Selecting the Image Quality/Size...................................................................89 Simultaneous Recording on Tape and Memory Card....................................91 Using the Flash..............................................................................................92 Selecting the Metering Method......................................................................94 Changing the Focusing Method.....................................................................95 Selecting the Drive Mode ..............................................................................96 Recording Panoramic Images (Stitch Assist Mode) ......................................98 Reviewing a Still Image Right after Recording ............................................100 Playing Back/Searching Images..................................................................101 Protecting Images........................................................................................103 Erasing Images............................................................................................104 Formatting a Memory Card..........................................................................105 Editing Recording to a VCR or Digital Video Device ...............................................106 Analog Line-in Recording ............................................................................108 DV Dubbing .................................................................................................110 Converting Analog Signals into Digital Signals (Analog-Digital Converter) .112 Audio Dubbing .............................................................................................114 Recording from the Tape on a Memory Card ..............................................117 Printing Printing Still Images .....................................................................................119 Selecting the Print Settings .........................................................................122 Trimming Settings........................................................................................127 Printing with Print Order Settings ................................................................128 Connecting to a PC Transferring Video Recordings to a Computer ............................................130 Transferring Memory Card Images to a Computer ......................................132 Direct Transfer (Windows OS only) .............................................................133 Selecting Images for Transfer (Transfer Order)...........................................135 Using the NETWORK Mode (DV Messenger Version 2).............................136 Trouble? Troubleshooting ...........................................................................................137 List of Messages..........................................................................................141 8 Do’s & Don’ts Handling Precautions ..................................................................................144 Cleaning the Video Heads...........................................................................148 Maintenance/Others ....................................................................................149 E Additional Information System Diagram ..........................................................................................150 Optional Accessories...................................................................................151 Specifications...............................................................................................154 Product Codes.............................................................................................156 Index............................................................................................................157 Introduction 9 Checking Supplied Accessories CA-570 Compact Power Adapter (incl. power cord) NB-2LH Battery Pack WL-D85 Wireless Controller Lithium Button Battery CR2025 for Wireless Controller Lens Cap and Lens Cap Cord SS-900 Shoulder Strap STV-250N Stereo Video Cable IFC-300PCU USB Cable MMC-16M MultiMediaCard DIGITAL VIDEO SOLUTION DISK The serial number of this product can be found at the battery attachment unit of the camcorder. Write down the number and other information here and retain this book as a permanent record of your purchase to aid identification in case of theft. Date of Purchase: Model Name: OPTURA60/OPTURA50 A Purchased From: Serial No.: Dealer Address: Dealer Phone No.: 10 Components Guide OPTURA60/OPTURA50 E Left side view Introduction Right side view Focus ring ( 53) FUNC. button ( 57) SET dial ( 42, 57, 71) Speaker ( 42) Memory card slot ( 22) FOCUS button ( 53) / DATA CODE button ( 85) EXP button ( 52) / END SEARCH button ( 86) Mode dial ( 45) (self-timer) button ( 55) / REC PAUSE button ( 108, 110) RESET button ( 137) (flash) button ( 92) / / (play/pause) button ( 39) REC SEARCH – button ( 32) / (record review) button ( 32) / (rewind) button ( 39) / CARD – button ( 41) REC SEARCH + button ( 32) / (fast forward) button ( 40) / CARD + button ( 41) DRIVE MODE button ( 96) / (stop) button ( 39) / AUDIO LEVEL button ( 78) MENU button ( 71) D.EFFECTS button ( 62) LCD BACKLIGHT button ( 26) Terminal cover DC IN terminal ( 18) Power switch ( 5, 136) MIC terminal ( 56) AV terminal ( 43) / (phones) terminal ( 42) DV terminal ( 106, 110, 130) Grip belt ( 23) 11 Front view Back view Flash ( 92) Mini video light (assist lamp)* ( 54) Terminal cover Stereo microphone Remote sensor ( 25) USB terminal ( 119, 132) S-video terminal ( 44) Viewfinder ( 23) Dioptric adjustment lever ( 23) LCD screen ( 26) * OPTURA60 only. 12 OPEN button ( 26) Card access indicator ( 33) BATTERY RELEASE button ( 18) LIGHT button* ( 54) CHARGE indicator ( 18) POWER indicator Start/stop button ( 30, 33) UNLOCK button ( 136) Serial number Battery attachment unit ( 18) Top view E (print/share) button ( 120, 133) TAPE/CARD switch ( 5) PHOTO button ( 33) Zoom lever ( 36) Advanced accessory shoe ( 56) Accessory shoe ( 56) Introduction Bottom view Cassette compartment ( 21) OPEN/EJECT switch ( 21) Cassette compartment cover ( 21) Strap mount ( 24) Tripod socket ( 38) 13 Wireless Controller WL-D85 START/ STOP PHOTO ZOOM CARD DATE SEARCH REW PLAY FF STOP PAUSE SLOW ZERO SET AUDIO DUB. MEMORY TV SCREEN WIRELESS CONTROLLER WL-D85 Transmitter START/STOP button ( 30, 33) CARD –/+ buttons ( 41) DATE SEARCH / buttons ( REW button ( 39) –/ button ( 40) PAUSE button ( 40) SLOW button ( 40) AUDIO DUB. button ( 114) 14 88) ZERO SET MEMORY button ( PHOTO button ( 33) Zoom buttons ( 36) PLAY button ( 39) FF button ( 40) STOP button ( 39) +/ button ( 40) x 2 button ( 40) TV SCREEN button ( 74) 87) Screen Displays Screen Displays during Recording/Playback E CAMERA Mode Introduction Recording Program ( 45) White balance ( 59) Image effect ( 61) Digital effects ( 62) Condensation warning ( 140) Still image quality/size ( 91) Remote sensor mode ( 75) Mini video light* ( 54) Flash ( 92) AF/AE locked during still image recording ( 91) Accessory connected to the Advanced Accessory Shoe* Zoom ( 36) Self-timer ( 55) Manual focus ( 53) Image stabilizer ( 72) Recording mode ( 77) Tape operation ( 16) Time code ( 31) Remaining tape ( 31) Remaining battery charge ( 31) Wind screen ( 80) Microphone attenuator ( 79) Audio mode ( 74) Widescreen mode ( 81) / Headphones ( 79) Remaining card capacity for still images ( 91) Audio level indicator ( 78) * OPTURA60 only. 15 PLAY (VCR) Mode 12 bit audio ( 116) End search ( 86) Movie size ( 117) Still image quality/size ( 117) Data code ( 85) Volume level of built-in speaker or headphones ( 42) Tape operation : Record / : Fast forward playback/ : Pause rewind playback ( 40) : Stop x2 / x2: x2 playback ( 40) : Eject x1 / x1: x1 playback ( 40) : Play / : Slow playback ( 40) : Fast / : Frame advance playback/ forward frame reverse playback ( 40) : Rewind / / / / : Playback pause ( 40) : Date search ( 88) : Zero set memory ( 87) : Audio dubbing ( 114) CARD CAMERA Mode Metering mode ( 94) White balance ( 59) Image effect ( 61) Drive mode ( 96) Digital effects ( 62) Movie size ( 89) Still image quality/size ( 89) Camcorder shake warning ( 72) Remaining card capacity for movies Remaining card capacity for still images 16 CARD PLAY Mode Protect mark ( 103) File number ( 73) Number of images Still image size Data code ( 85) Movie size/playback time E Introduction 17 Step 1: Preparing the Power Supply Preparation The camcorder can be powered by a battery pack or connected to a household power source. Charge the battery pack before use. Attaching the Battery Pack 1. Turn the POWER switch to OFF. 2. Move the viewfinder upward. 3. Attach the battery pack to the camcorder. • Remove the terminal cover of the battery pack. • Press lightly and slide it in the direction of the arrow until it clicks. To remove the battery pack: 1. Move the viewfinder upward. 2. Press the BATTERY RELEASE button and slide the battery pack upward. BATTERY RELEASE button Charging the Battery Pack 1. Connect the power cord to the adapter. 2. Plug the power cord into a power outlet. 3. Connect the power adapter to the camcorder’s DC IN terminal. The CHARGE indicator starts flashing. It glows steadily when charging is complete. To remove the power adapter: 1. Disconnect the power adapter from the camcorder. 2. Unplug the power cord from the power outlet. 3. Disconnect the power cord from the adapter. 18 CHARGE indicator DC IN terminal Using a Household Power Source Connect to a household power source to use the camcorder without worrying about the battery power. You can keep the battery pack attached; the battery power will not be consumed. E 1. Turn the POWER switch to OFF. 2. Connect the power cord to the power adapter. 3. Plug the power cord into a power outlet. 4. Connect the power adapter to the camcorder’s DC IN terminal. Preparation Turn off the camcorder before connecting or disconnecting the power adapter. Do not connect any products that are not expressly recommended to the camcorder’s DC IN terminal or to the power adapter. You may hear some noise from the power adapter during use. This is not a malfunction. Do not disconnect and reconnect the power cord while charging a battery pack. Charging may stop. The battery pack may not be charged correctly even if the CHARGE indicator glows steady. The battery pack may also not be charged correctly when a power outage occurs during charging. Remove the battery pack and attach it back to the camcorder. When the power adapter or battery pack is defective, the CHARGE indicator flashes rapidly (at about 2 flashes/second) and charging stops. The CHARGE indicator informs you about the charge status. 0-50%: Flashes once every second More than 50%: Flashes twice every second 100%: Glows steadily 19 Charging, Recording and Playback Times Below times are approximate and vary according to the charging, recording or playback conditions. Battery Pack Charging Time Max. Recording Time Viewfinder LCD normal bright Typical Recording Time* Viewfinder LCD normal bright Playback Time NB-2LH 140 min. NB-2L 125 min. BP-2L12 220 min. BP-2L14 260 min. 85 min. 80 min. 75 min. 70 min. 65 min. 60 min. 145 min. 140 min. 130 min. 185 min. 175 min. 165 min. 45 min. 45 min. 40 min. 115 min. 35 min. 35 min. 35 min. 90 min. 80 min. 80 min. 75 min. 200 min. 100 min. 100 min. 95 min. 245 min. * Approximate times for recording with repeated operations such as start/stop, zooming, power on/off. We recommend charging the battery pack in temperatures between 50 °F and 86 °F (10 °C and 30 °C). Outside the temperature range of 32 °F to 104 °F (0 °C to 40 °C), the CHARGE indicator flashes rapidly and charging stops. A lithium ion battery pack can be charged at any charge state. Unlike conventional battery packs, you do not need to completely use or discharge it before charging. To conserve battery power, turn off the camcorder instead of leaving it in record pause mode. We recommend that you prepare battery packs 2 to 3 times longer than you think you might need. 20 Step 2: Loading a Cassette Use only videocassettes marked with the 1. Slide the OPEN/EJECT switch and open the cassette compartment cover. logo. Tape protection tab E The cassette compartment opens automatically. 2. Load the cassette. • Load the cassette with the window facing the grip belt. • Unload the cassette by pulling it straight out. 4. Wait for the cassette compartment to retract automatically and close the cassette compartment cover. Preparation 3. Press the mark on the cassette compartment until it clicks. Do not interfere with the cassette compartment while it is opening or closing automatically, or attempt to close the cover before the cassette compartment has fully retracted. Be careful not to get your fingers caught in the cassette compartment cover. If the camcorder is connected to a power source, cassettes can be loaded/ unloaded even if the POWER switch is set to OFF. 21 Step 3: Inserting a Memory Card This camcorder is for use with MultiMediaCards and SD Memory Cards only. Inserting the Card 1. Set the POWER switch to OFF. 2. Open the cover. 3. Insert the memory card straight all the way into the memory card slot. 4. Close the cover. Do not close the cover forcefully without having the card correctly inserted. Removing the Card Do not forcefully remove the memory card without first pushing it in. 1. Turn off the camcorder. Make sure that the card access indicator is not flashing before you turn off the camcorder. 2. Open the cover. 3. Push the memory card to release it. Remove the memory card. 4. Close the cover. Card access indicator Turn off the camcorder before inserting or removing the memory card. Otherwise, it may result in data damage. If you use memory cards other than the supplied one, make sure to format them with the camcorder ( 105). The SD Memory Card has a protect switch to prevent accidental erasure. Proper operation cannot be guaranteed for all memory cards. Protect switch 22 Step 4: Preparing the Camcorder Adjusting the Viewfinder (Dioptric Adjustment) E 1. Turn on the camcorder and keep the LCD panel closed. 2. Pull out the viewfinder. 3. Adjust the dioptric adjustment lever. 4. Push the viewfinder back in. Attaching the Lens Cap Press the buttons on the lens cap when attaching/removing it. Hook the lens cap on the grip belt while you are recording, and place it over the lens when you have finished. Preparation 1. Attach the cord to the lens cap. 2. Pass the grip belt through the loop on the cord. Fastening the Grip Belt Hold the camcorder with your right hand and adjust the belt with your left. Adjust the grip belt so that you can reach the zoom lever with your index finger, and the start/stop button with your thumb. 23 Attaching the Shoulder Strap Pass the ends through the strap mount and adjust the length of the strap. 24 Step 5: Using the Wireless Controller Inserting the Battery E The wireless controller operates with a lithium button battery CR2025. 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 Preparation Using the Wireless Controller Point it at the camcorder’s remote sensor when you press the buttons. The wireless controller may not work properly when the remote sensor is subjected to strong light sources or direct sunlight. If the wireless controller does not work, check if the remote sensor is set to [OFF( 75). When the camcorder cannot be operated with the wireless controller, or when it can only be operated in very close range, replace the battery. 25 Step 6: Adjusting the LCD Screen Rotating the LCD Panel Subject can monitor the LCD screen Press the OPEN button and open the LCD panel 90 degrees. • You can rotate the panel downward by 90 degrees. • You can rotate the panel by 180 degrees toward the lens (allowing the subject to monitor the LCD screen). You can rotate the LCD panel to allow the subject to monitor the screen while you use the viewfinder. It is also useful if you wish to include yourself when recording with the self-timer. LCD Backlight You can switch the brightness of the LCD screen between normal and bright by pressing the LCD BACKLIGHT button. This is useful for outdoor recordings. LCD BACKLIGHT button Press the LCD BACKLIGHT button. The brightness changes with each press of the button. This setting does not affect the brightness of the recording or the viewfinder screen. When using a battery pack, the camcorder retains the setting even if you change the position of the POWER switch. The battery usage time shortens when the LCD screen is set brighter. 26 Step 7: Changing the Display Language The language used in the camcorder displays and menu items can be changed to German, Spanish, French, Italian, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, Korean or Japanese. MENU ( 71) DISPLAY SETUP/ LANGUAGE E •••ENGLISH If you have mistakenly changed the language, follow the mark next to the menu item to change the setting. The displays “ ” and “ ” at the bottom of the screen refer to the button names on the camcorder and will not change when you change the language. Preparation 1. Turn the POWER switch to CAMERA or PLAY (VCR). 2. Press the MENU button. 3. Turn the SET dial to select [DISPLAY SETUP/ ] and press the SET dial. 4. Turn the SET dial to select [LANGUAGE ] and press the SET dial. 5. Turn the SET dial to select a language and press the SET dial. 6. Press the MENU button. 27 Step 8: Setting the Time Zone, Date and Time Setting the Time Zone/Daylight Saving Time MENU ( 71) SYSTEM T.ZONE/DST•••N.Y. 1. Turn the POWER switch to CAMERA or PLAY (VCR). 2. Press the MENU button to open the menu. 3. Turn the SET dial to select [SYSTEM] and press the SET dial. 4. Turn the SET dial to select [T.ZONE/DST] and press the SET dial. The time zone setting appears (see table on the next page). The default setting is New York. 5. Turn the SET dial to select the setting option that represents your time zone and press the SET dial. To adjust for daylight saving time, select the time zone with the next to the area. Setting the Date and Time MENU ( 71) SYSTEM D/TIME SET•••JAN. 1,2005 12:00 AM 6. Turn the SET dial to select [D/TIME SET] and press the SET dial. The year display starts to flash. 7. Turn the SET dial to select the year, and press the SET dial. • The next part of the display starts flashing. • Set the month, day, hours and minutes in the same way. 8. Press the MENU button to close the menu and to start the clock. When you do not use the camcorder for about 3 months, the built-in rechargeable lithium battery may become discharged, and the date/time setting may be canceled. In such case, recharge the built-in lithium battery ( 146). 28 Time Zones Once you have set time zone, date and time, you do not need to reset the clock each time you travel to another time zone. Just set the time zone to the one of your destination, and the camcorder automatically adjusts the clock. E 16 1 18 19 20 24 4 2 3 17 6 7 15 9 10 8 5 21 23 14 12 22 11 13 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 No. Time zone No. 1 LONDON 13 Time zone 2 PARIS 14 SAMOA 3 CAIRO 15 HONOLU. (Honolulu) 4 MOSCOW 16 ANCHOR. (Anchorage) 5 DUBAI 17 L.A. (Los Angeles) 6 KARACHI 18 DENVER 7 DACCA 19 CHICAGO 8 BANGKOK 20 N.Y. (New York) 9 H. KONG (Hong Kong) 21 CARACAS 10 TOKYO 22 RIO (Rio de Janeiro) 11 SYDNEY 23 FERNAN. (Fernando de Noronha) 12 SOLOMON 24 Preparation 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 AZORES WELLGTN (Wellington) 29 Basic Functions Recording Movies on a Tape Recording Before You Begin Recording Make a test recording first to check if the camcorder operates correctly. If necessary, clean the video heads ( 148). 1. Set the camcorder to CAMERA mode. • Set the POWER switch to CAMERA and the TAPE/CARD switch to . • The POWER indicator lights up. 2. Press the start/stop button to begin recording. Press the start/stop button again to pause recording. When You Have Finished Recording 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Turn the POWER switch to OFF. Close the LCD panel. Replace the lens cap. Unload the cassette. Disconnect the power source. Wait until the tape counter stops completely before you start recording. When you do not remove the cassette, you can record the next scene without producing any noise or blank sections between the recordings even if you turn the camcorder off. Bright light may make it difficult to use the LCD screen. In such case, use the viewfinder instead. When recording near loud sounds (such as fireworks, drums or concerts), sound may become distorted or may be recorded not in the actual sound level. This is not a malfunction. The audio recording level can also be adjusted manually ( 78). The camcorder enters stop mode after 4 minutes 30 seconds when left in record pause mode to protect tape and video heads. In stop mode, press the start/stop button to start recording and press the (self-timer) button to go into record pause mode. 30 When powered by a battery pack, the camcorder shuts off after 5 minutes when the camcorder is left without any operation to save power ( 75). Approximately 30 seconds before the camcorder shuts off, “ AUTO POWER OFF” appears in the center of the screen. If the camcorder shuts off, turn the POWER switch to OFF and back on again. About the LCD and viewfinder screen: The screens are produced with 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 or green dots. This has no effect on the recorded image and does not constitute a malfunction. E Screen Displays during Recording Remaining battery charge The battery symbol indicates the charge status of the battery pack. Remaining tape Indicates the remaining time of the tape in minutes. “ ” moves during recording. “ END” flashes when the tape reaches the end. • When the time left is less than 15 seconds, the remaining tape time may not appear. • Depending on the type of the tape, the indication may not be displayed correctly. Basic Functions Recording Time Code Indicates the recording time in hours, minutes and seconds. •“ ” starts flashing in red when the battery pack is empty. • When you attach an empty battery pack, the power may turn off without displaying “ ”. • The actual battery charge may not be indicated accurately depending on the condition under which battery pack and camcorder are used. Recording reminder The camcorder counts from 1 to 10 seconds when you start recording. This is helpful to avoid scenes that are too short. 31 Reviewing and Searching when Recording You can review the last few seconds of your recording (record review). You can also play back the tape to locate the point where you wish to begin recording (record search). REC SEARCH – button/ (record review) button REC SEARCH + button Record Review CAMERA PLAY (VCR) CARD CAMERA CARD PLAY In record pause mode: Press and release the (record review) button. The camcorder rewinds the tape, plays back the last few seconds, and returns to record pause mode. Record Search CAMERA PLAY (VCR) CARD CAMERA In record pause mode: Press and hold the REC SEARCH + button (forward) or – button (reverse). • Release the button at the point you wish to begin recording. • The camcorder returns to record pause mode. 32 CARD PLAY Recording on a Memory Card Recording Still Images on a Memory Card E 1. Set the camcorder to CARD CAMERA mode. • Set the POWER switch to CAMERA and the TAPE/CARD switch to . • The POWER indicator lights up. 2. Press the PHOTO button halfway. • turns green when focus is adjusted and a green frame appears. The beep sounds. • When you press the PHOTO button on the wireless controller, recording starts immediately. 3. Press the PHOTO button fully. • Recording Movies on a Memory Card Basic Functions Recording and focusing frame disappear and you hear a shutter sound. • The card access indicator flashes. 1. Set the camcorder to CARD CAMERA mode. • Set the POWER switch to CAMERA and the TAPE/CARD switch to . • The POWER indicator lights up. 2. Press the start/stop button to begin recording. • The card access indicator flashes. • Press the start/stop button to stop recording. 33 When you are using a SD Memory Card, make sure that the protect switch is set to allow recording. Do not turn off the camcorder, change the position of the TAPE/CARD switch, disconnect the power source, open the memory card cover or remove the memory card while the card access indicator is flashing. Doing so could result in data damage. Do not load/unload a cassette during recording. About the focusing frame: The camcorder automatically selects the appropriate focusing frames out of the 9 focusing frames, allowing to focus on subjects out of the center ( 95). If the subject is not suitable for autofocus, turns yellow. Keep the PHOTO button pressed halfway and adjust the focus manually with the focus ring. Depending on the number of images on the memory card (Windows: more than 1800 images; Macintosh: more than 1000 images), you may not be able to download images to a computer. In such case, use a PC card reader. Connection to a PictBridge compliant printer will not work when the memory card contains more than 1800 images. For best performance, we recommend to keep the number of images on the memory card less than 100. When recording a still image (step 2), the image may appear out of focus for a moment while the camcorder is focusing. When the subject is too bright, “OVEREXP.” starts flashing. In such case, use the optional FS-34U ND filter. Sound for movies recorded on the memory card will be monaural. When you use a SD Memory Card, we recommend using a Canon SD Memory Card, or a SD Memory Card with a transfer rate of more than 2 MB/sec., right after you have formatted it with this camcorder. With memory cards not formatted with this camcorder, or when recording/erasing has been repeatedly performed, the writing speed may be lower and recording may stop. Recording time of movies on the memory card differs depending on the image size and subject. Users of Windows XP: When you plan to connect the camcorder to a computer using a USB cable, keep the length of one movie shorter than approx. 12 min. in 320 x 240 and 35 min. in 160 x 120. The camcorder shuts off when you do not operate it for 5 minutes to save power ( 75). “ AUTO POWER OFF” appears 30 seconds before shutoff. To continue recording, turn the POWER switch to OFF and then back to CAMERA. 34 Screen Displays during Still Image Recording Remaining Card Capacity for Still Images E flashing in red: No card in green: 6 or more images in yellow: 1 to 5 images in red: No more images • The indication may not decrease even though a recording has been made, or may decrease by 2 images at once. • All indicators are displayed in green when a memory card is played back. Still Image Quality/Size Indicates the image quality and the image size of the still image. Card Access Display “ ” appears to indicate that the camcorder is writing on the memory card. Screen Displays during Movie Recording Indicates the remaining time in hours and minutes. At less than 1 minute, the remaining time will be displayed in 10 second-steps, at less than 10 seconds in 1 second-steps. • The indication varies depending on the recording condition. The actual remaining time may be longer or shorter than indicated. Movie size Indicates the movie size. Card Access Display Basic Functions Recording Remaining Card Capacity for Movies Movie recording time Indicates the recording time of the movie. “ ” appears to indicate that the camcorder is writing on the memory card. 35 Zooming The camcorder is equipped with optical zoom and digital zoom. Zoom in Zoom out Zoom lever Optical Zoom 14x optical zoom CAMERA PLAY (VCR) 10x optical zoom CARD CAMERA CARD PLAY Move the zoom lever toward W to zoom out (wideangle). Move it toward T to zoom in (telephoto). Press the zoom lever slightly for a slow zoom. Press harder for a faster zoom. You can also use the T and W buttons on the wireless controller. However, you cannot control the zoom speed. The zoom speed is slightly faster in record pause mode. Keep at least 3.3 ft. (1 m) to the subject. At wide-angle, you can focus on a subject as close as 0.39 in. (1 cm). 36 Digital Zoom When the digital zoom is activated, the camcorder automatically switches between optical and digital zoom. With digital zoom, image resolution becomes lower the more you zoom in. 56x/280x digital zoom (56x in CARD CAMERA mode) CAMERA MENU ( 71) PLAY (VCR) CAMERA SETUP E 40x/200x digital zoom (40x in CARD CAMERA mode) CARD CAMERA CARD PLAY D.ZOOM•••••••OFF 1. Press the MENU button to open the menu. Basic Functions Recording 2. Turn the SET dial to select [CAMERA SETUP] and press the SET dial. 3. Turn the SET dial to select [D.ZOOM] and press the SET dial. 4. Turn the SET dial to select a setting option. 5. Press the MENU button to close the menu. A zoom indicator appears for 4 seconds. It extends in light blue when the digital zoom is set to 56x (OPTURA60) or 40x (OPTURA50), and extends further in dark blue when set to 280x (OPTURA60) or 200x (OPTURA50). Digital zoom cannot be used in the following cases: - In the night modes - With the multi-images screen - In Stitch Assist mode 37 Tips for Better Recording Holding the Camcorder For maximum stability, grip the camcorder in your right hand and keep your right elbow pressed against your body. If necessary, support the camcorder with your left hand. Be careful that your fingers do not touch the microphone or lens. For More Stability Lean against a wall Lie on your elbow Put the camcorder on a table Kneel on one knee Use a tripod Lighting When recording outdoors, we recommend recording with the sun at your back. When using a tripod, do not leave the viewfinder exposed to direct sunlight as it may melt (due to concentration of the light by the lens). Do not use tripods with fastening screws longer than 0.2 inch (5.5 mm) as it may damage the camcorder. 38 Playing Back a Tape Playback If the playback picture is distorted, clean the video heads using a Canon Head Cleaning Cassette or a commercially available digital video head-cleaning cassette ( 148). E 1. Set the camcorder to PLAY (VCR) mode. Set the POWER switch to PLAY (VCR) and the TAPE/CARD switch to . button to rewind / button to begin button to stop Basic Functions Playback 2. Press the the tape. 3. Press the playback. 4. Press the playback. To use the viewfinder, close the LCD panel. About the screen display: During playback, the time code gives the hours, minutes, seconds and frames. The remaining tape time may not appear when the time left is less than 15 seconds. You can display the audio level indicator ( 78). 39 Special Playback Modes REW PLAY PAUSE FF SLOW STOP / (Playback Pause) To pause playback, press the / button during normal playback. (Fast Forward Playback) / (Rewind Playback) Plays back the tape at 9.5 times normal speed (forward or reverse). Press and hold the button during normal playback or fast forward. –/ (Reverse Playback) Press the button on the wireless controller during normal playback. Press the button to return to normal playback. +/ (Frame Advance) / –/ (play) (Frame Reverse) Plays back frame-by-frame. Press the button on the wireless controller repeatedly during playback pause. Press and hold it to play back continuous frame advance/frame reverse. SLOW (Slow Forward)/(Slow Reverse) Plays back at about 1/3 normal speed. Press the button on the wireless controller during normal or reverse playback. Press the (play) button to return to normal playback. x2 (Forward x2 Playback)/(Reverse x2 Playback) Plays back at 2 times normal speed. Press the button on the wireless controller during normal or reverse playback. Press the (play) button to return to normal playback. There is no sound during special playback. The picture may become distorted during some special playback modes. The camcorder stops the tape automatically after 4 minutes 30 seconds in playback pause mode to protect tape and video heads. 40 Playing Back a Memory Card 1. Set the camcorder to CARD PLAY mode. E Set the POWER switch to PLAY (VCR) and the TAPE/CARD switch to . 2. Press the CARD +/– button to move between images. Press the / button to play back a movie. CARD +/– button Basic Functions Playback • The first scene appears as a still image when playback is complete. • Pressing the / button during playback pauses the playback. Press the / button again to restart playback. Pressing the button displays the first scene of the movie. / (play/pause) button Images not recorded with this camcorder, uploaded from a computer (except the sample images 70), edited on a computer and images whose file names have been changed may not be played back correctly. Do not turn off the camcorder, change the position of the TAPE/CARD switch, disconnect the power source, open the memory card cover or remove the memory card while the card access indicator is flashing. Doing so could result in data damage. During movie playback: Press the CARD +/– button (or the REW /FF button on the wireless controller) for 8x fast forward/fast rewind playback. 41 Adjusting the Volume When you use the LCD screen for playback, the camcorder plays back the sound via built-in speaker. The speaker does not sound when you close the LCD panel. Use headphones when using the viewfinder. (phones) terminal SET dial Speaker Adjusting the Speaker Volume CAMERA PLAY (VCR) CARD CAMERA CARD PLAY Turn the SET dial up to increase the volume, and down to lower the volume. • A volume bar appears for 2 seconds. • You can turn off the volume completely by turning the SET dial down until “OFF ” appears. Turn the SET dial up to increase the volume again. Adjusting the Headphones Volume The headphones terminal also serves as AV terminal. Headphones can only be used when “ ” is displayed on the screen. If not, change the setting following the procedure below. CAMERA MENU ( 71) VCR SETUP PLAY (VCR) CARD CAMERA AV/PHONES CARD PLAY ••AV 1. Press the MENU button and select [VCR SETUP]. Select [AV/PHONES ], set it to [PHONES ] and press the MENU button. 2. Turn the SET dial to increase the volume, and down to lower the volume. The speaker does not sound when “ ” is displayed. Do not connect headphones unless “ ” is displayed as it produces noise. You can also adjust the headphones volume during recording. 42 Playing Back on a TV Screen The AV terminal also serves as headphones terminal. When “ screen, change the setting following the procedure below. CAMERA MENU ( 71) PLAY (VCR) VCR SETUP ” is displayed on the E CARD CAMERA AV/PHONES CARD PLAY ••AV Press the MENU button and select [VCR SETUP]. Select [AV/PHONES set it to [AV] and press the MENU button. , TVs with Audio/Video Terminals Refer also to the TV or VCR instruction manual. Signal flow Signal flow AUDIO L Basic Functions Playback VIDEO STV-250N Stereo Video Cable STV-250N Stereo Video Cable (supplied) (supplied) R 1. Turn off all devices before starting the connections. 2. Connect the STV-250N Stereo Video Cable to the camcorder’s AV terminal and the audio/video terminals on the TV/VCR. Connect the white plug to the white audio terminal L (left), the red plug to the red audio terminal R (right) and the yellow plug to the yellow video terminal VIDEO. 3. If connecting to a TV, set the input selector to VIDEO. If connecting to a VCR, set the input selector to LINE. 43 TVs with S (S1)-Video Input Terminal Refer also to the TV or VCR instruction manual. INPUT Signal flow S-150 S-video Cable (optional) S(S1)-VIDEO VIDEO AUDIO L Signal flow STV-250N Stereo Video Cable (supplied) R 1. Turn off all devices before starting the connections. 2. Connect the S-150 S-video Cable (optional) to the S-video terminals. 3. Connect the STV-250N Stereo Video Cable to the camcorder’s AV terminal and the audio terminals of the TV/VCR. Connect the white plug to the white AUDIO terminal L (left), and the red plug to the red AUDIO terminal R (right). Do not connect the yellow plug. 4. If connecting to a TV, set the input selector to VIDEO. If connecting to a VCR, set the input selector to LINE. We recommend powering the camcorder from a household power source. The picture quality is higher when connecting to a TV with an S (S1) terminal. Optional S-150 S-Video Cable required. TVs with S1-terminal or Video ID-1 system: Recordings made in the widescreen mode will be automatically played back in widescreen mode. 44 Using the Recording Programs Advanced Functions Recording Programs Auto Program AE The camcorder adjusts focus, exposure and other settings automatically, allowing you to just point and shoot. Portrait The camcorder uses a large aperture, achieving a focus on the subject while blurring other distracting details. E The camcorder adjusts the camera settings automatically. However, you have the options of adjusting the settings manually ( 49). Shutter-Priority Creative Zone: You can adjust the settings to match the conditions for the subjects. AE Use this mode to select the shutter speed. The camcorder automatically sets a matching aperture setting ( 50). Aperture-Priority AE Landscape The camcorder chooses a small aperture to achieve a broad depth of field in the entire composition. Sports Use this mode to record sports scenes such as tennis or golf. Image Zone: The camcorder automatically selects matching conditions for the subjects. Slow Shutter Use this mode to record moving subjects to make them appear blurred, such as the flow of rivers. Advanced Functions Recording Programs Use this mode to select the aperture size. The camcorder chooses the appropriate shutter speed ( 51). Special Scene Select from 6 Special Scene modes to record with the most appropriate settings for each scene ( 48). Night Use this mode to record in dimly lit places ( 47). 45 Selecting the Recording Program Mode dial CAMERA PLAY (VCR) CARD CAMERA CARD PLAY Turn the mode dial to switch between the recording programs. The symbol of the selected recording program appears. Do not change the mode during recording as the brightness of the image may change abruptly. Portrait mode: The blur effect of the background increases the more you zoom to telephoto. The picture may not appear smooth when played back. Landscape mode: Zooming out (W) can result in more effective shooting. Sports mode: The picture may not appear smooth when played back. Slow Shutter mode: - In CAMERA mode, picture quality may not be as good as in other modes. - The camcorder may have difficulty to focus automatically. 46 Using the Super Night Mode Allows you to record in dimly lit places without sacrificing color. The assist lamp lights up automatically responding to the surrounding brightness. E Mode dial Assist lamp SET dial Super Night Mode CAMERA PLAY (VCR) CARD PLAY SUPER NIGHT] and • “ ” appears. • The symbol of the selected mode appears on the screen. Advanced Functions Recording Programs 1. Set the mode dial to . 2. Press the SET dial. 3. Turn the SET dial to select [ press the SET dial. CARD CAMERA 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. 47 Using the Special Scene Modes FOLIAGE SNOW Use this mode to record images with flowers, leaves or trees. Use this mode to record in bright ski resorts. It prevents the subject from being underexposed. BEACH SUNSET Use this mode to record on a sunny beach. Use this mode to record sunsets for vibrant It prevents the subject from being colors. underexposed. SPOTLIGHT FIREWORKS Use this mode to record spotlit scenes. CAMERA Use this mode to record fireworks. PLAY (VCR) 1. Set the mode dial to 2. Press the SET dial. CARD CAMERA CARD PLAY . A list of Special Scene modes appears. 3. Turn the SET dial to select a Special Scene mode and press the SET dial. The symbol of the selected mode appears. Snow/Beach mode: - The subject may become overexposed on cloudy days or in shaded places. Check the image on the screen. - The picture may not appear smooth when played back. Fireworks mode: To avoid camcorder shake, we recommend using a tripod. Use a tripod in CARD CAMERA mode as the shutter speed slows down. 48 Using the Program AE Mode The camcorder automatically adjusts shutter speed and exposure according to the brightness of the subject. In Program AE mode, you can point and shoot as in Auto mode, however, you have the option of changing some settings. CAMERA Set the mode dial to PLAY (VCR) CARD CAMERA E CARD PLAY . When you cannot achieve an appropriate exposure, use the flash or change the metering method. Advanced Functions Recording Programs 49 Using the Shutter-Priority AE Mode You can select a shutter speed, and the camcorder automatically sets a matching aperture setting. Select a high shutter speed for recording fast moving subjects, and a slow shutter speed to create a trailing after image. When recording in CAMERA mode the standard shutter speed is 1/60. Guidelines for selecting the shutter speed CAMERA 1/8, 1/15, 1/30 1/100 1/250, 1/500, 1/1000 1/2000 CAMERA CARD CAMERA 1/2, 1/4, 1/8, For recording subjects in dark places. 1/15, 1/30 1/100 For recording indoor sports scenes. 1/250, 1/500 For recording from within a car or trains, or recording moving subjects such as roller coasters. For recording outdoor sports such as golf or tennis on sunny days. PLAY (VCR) CARD CAMERA CARD PLAY 1. Set the mode dial to . 2. Press the SET dial. 3. Turn the SET dial to select the shutter speed. The denominator of the shutter speed appears. The shutter speed number flashes when the selected shutter speed is not appropriate for the recording condition. In such case, readjust the shutter speed. When using a slow shutter speed in dark places, you can record the subject brightly, but the image quality may be lower, and autofocus may not work well. When recording in dark places, we recommend using the optional VFL-1 Video Flash Light or the VL-3 Video Light. If the shutter speed is set to 1/1000 or higher in CAMERA mode and you switch to CARD CAMERA mode, it automatically changes to 1/500. Do not point the camcorder directly at the sun when the shutter speed is set to 1/1000 or higher. The image may flicker when recording with high shutter speeds. Recording under fluorescent lights (CAMERA mode): When the mode dial is set to , or , the camcorder automatically detects the flicker of fluorescent lighting and adjusts the shutter speed accordingly. However, if the screen starts to flicker, select Tv mode and set the shutter speed to 1/100. 50 Using the Aperture-Priority AE Mode You can select an aperture value, and the camcorder automatically chooses the appropriate shutter speed. E Aperture values: 1.8, 2.0, 2.4, 2.8, 3.4, 4.0, 4.8, 5.6, 6.7, 8.0 Use low aperture values (large aperture) to blur the background for a portrait, or high aperture values (small aperture) to achieve a broad depth of field for recording landscapes. CAMERA PLAY (VCR) CARD CAMERA CARD PLAY 1. Set the mode dial to . 2. Press the SET dial. 3. Turn the SET dial to select an aperture value. • The shutter speed is adjusted automatically. • The aperture becomes smaller the bigger the aperture value. The aperture number flashes when the selected aperture is not appropriate for the recording condition. In such case, readjust the aperture. Advanced Functions Recording Programs 51 Adjusting Exposure Manually Recording Adjust the exposure when a backlit subject becomes underexposed, or overexposed due to bright light. Mode dial EXP button SET dial Exposure Lock CAMERA PLAY (VCR) CARD CAMERA 1. Set the mode dial to a mode other than CARD PLAY . Exposure cannot be adjusted in the Fireworks mode (SCN). 2. Press the EXP button. • “±0” appears on the screen. • When you operate the zoom during exposure lock, the brightness of the image may change. Exposure Adjustment CAMERA PLAY (VCR) CARD CAMERA CARD PLAY During exposure lock: Turn the SET dial to adjust the brightness of the image. The adjustment range depends on the brightness at the time you locked the exposure. 52 Adjusting the Focus Manually Autofocus may not work well on the following subjects. In such case, focus manually. Reflective surfaces Subjects with low contrast or without vertical lines E Through dirty or wet windows Fast Moving Subjects Night Scenes Zoom lever Focus ring Mode dial FOCUS button PLAY (VCR) CARD CAMERA 1. Set the mode dial to a mode other than 2. Adjust the zoom. 3. Press the FOCUS button. CARD PLAY . “MF” appears. Advanced Functions Recording CAMERA 4. Turn the focus ring to adjust the focus. • Turn the focus ring until the image appears focused. • Press the FOCUS button to return to autofocus. The setting resets to autofocus when you switch the mode dial to Readjust the focus when you have turned off the camcorder. . Infinity Focus Use this function when you wish to focus on faraway subjects such as mountains or fireworks. Press the FOCUS button more than 2 seconds after step 2 in Adjusting the Focus Manually. “ ” appears. When you operate the zoom or turn the focus ring, “ camcorder change to manual focusing mode. ” changes to “MF” and the 53 Using the Mini Video Light You can turn on the mini video light (assist lamp) at any time regardless of the recording program. LIGHT button CAMERA PLAY (VCR) Mini video light CARD CAMERA CARD PLAY Press the LIGHT button. • “ ” appears on the screen. • The mini video light turns on and off with each press of the button. Do not point the mini video light at persons while they are driving. Do not look at the mini video light for a long time. Do not use the mini video light close to people’s eyes. In Super Night mode when the mini video light turns on automatically, pressing the LIGHT button will not turn it off. 54 Using the Self-Timer The self-timer can be used for recording movies and still images. E PHOTO button Start/stop button (self-timer) button CAMERA PLAY (VCR) CARD CAMERA CARD PLAY When recording movies 1. Press the “ (self-timer) button. ” appears. 2. Press the start/stop button. To cancel the self-timer, press the (self-timer) button. Once the countdown has begun, you can also press the start/stop button (when recording movies) or the PHOTO button (when recording still image) to cancel the self-timer. The self-timer will be canceled when you turn off the camcorder. Advanced Functions Recording • The camcorder starts recording after a 10-second countdown (2 seconds when using the wireless controller). The count down appears on the screen. • To record a still image, press the PHOTO button ( 33). 55 Recording with an External Microphone You can attach a commercially available microphone (OPTURA60: or the optional DM-50 Directional Stereo Microphone) equipped with an accessory shoe. Refer also to the instruction manual of the microphone. 1. Attach the microphone to the accessory shoe. 2. When using a commercially available microphone, connect it to the MIC terminal. When recording in silent places, the built-in microphone may pick up the motor noise of the camcorder. In such case, we recommend using an external microphone. When using a commercially available microphone: - Use a microphone with built-in power supply (condenser microphone). Almost all stereo microphones with a plug diameter of 0.14 in. (3.5 mm) can be connected. The audio level may differ from that of the built-in microphone. - Long microphones may appear on the screen. 56 Changing the Settings with the FUNC. Button Changing the Settings (1) Many of the camcorder’s functions are selected from the FUNC. menu that appears when pressing the FUNC. button. For menu items, see List of Menu Items (FUNC.) ( 58). E FUNC. button SET dial 1. Press the FUNC. button. • The menu appears. • The symbols of the current settings are displayed. 3. Turn the SET dial to select a setting option and press the SET dial. • The symbol changes to the one of the selected setting. • For setting the white balance [SET], image effect [CUSTOM] or digital effect [MULTI-S] function, refer to the relevant pages. 4. Press the FUNC. button. The menu disappears. Advanced Functions Changing the Settings (1) 2. Turn the SET dial to select a function and press the SET dial. Functions that are not available appear in purple. Pressing the FUNC. button at any time closes the menu. 57 List of Menu Items (FUNC.) Available menu items vary depending on the operation mode. Default settings are in boldface text. For details on each function, see the reference page. Menu Items Metering method White balance PLAY CARD CAMERA (VCR) CAMERA CARD PLAY Setting Options (EVALUATIVE), (CENT.WEIGHT.AVERAGE), (SPOT) 94 (AUTO), (DAYLIGHT), (SHADE), (CLOUDY), (TUNGSTEN), (FLUORESCENT), (FLUORESCENT H), (SET) 59 (IMAGE EFFECT OFF), (VIVID), (NEUTRAL), (LOW SHARPENING), (SOFT SKIN DETAIL), (CUSTOM) 61 Drive mode (SINGLE), (CONT.SHOOT.), (HISPEED CONT.SHOOT.), (AEB), (STITCH AST) 96 98 Digital Effects (D.EFFECT ), (FADER), (EFFECT), (MULTI-IMAGE SCREEN), (CARD MIX) Image effect (D.EFFECT ), (FADER), (MULTI-IMAGE SCREEN) (D.EFFECT ), (EFFECT), (BLK&WHT) ( STILL I. REC OFF), S( FINE/640x480), Still image S( NORMAL/640x480) recording ( 320x240), ( 160x120) Movie size S( S.FINE/640x480), S( FINE/640x480), Still image S( NORMAL/640x480) quality Still image size/ L ( 1632x1224), M ( 1280x960), S ( 640x480) quality ( ( Image erase* Slide show Protect* Print order Transfer order SUPER FINE), NORMAL) CANCEL, ERASE CANCEL, START OFF, ON 0 ~ 99 COPIES OFF, ON 62 ( FINE), 91 89 117 89 104 101 103 128 135 * In CARD CAMERA mode, this setting option appears when pressing the FUNC. button right after recording. 58 Setting the White Balance You can use the preset modes to reproduce colors more accurately, or set a custom white balance to obtain the optimal setting. (AUTO) (DAYLIGHT) (SHADE) (CLOUDY) (TUNGSTEN) (FLUORESECENT) (FLUORESCENT H) (SET) E Settings are automatically set by the camcorder. For recording outdoors on a bright day. For recording in shaded places. For recording on a cloudy day. For recording under tungsten and tungsten type (3-wavelength) fluorescent lighting. For recording under warm white, cool white or warm white type (3-wavelength) fluorescent lighting. For recording under daylight or daylight type (3-wavelength) fluorescent lighting. Use the custom white balance setting to make white subjects appear white under colored lighting. White sheet or paper FUNC. button Mode dial SET dial PLAY (VCR) CAMERA ( 57) CARD CAMERA Advanced Functions Changing the Settings (1) Zoom lever CARD PLAY AUTO 1. Set the mode dial to mode other than or . 2. Press the FUNC. button. 3. Select the white balance symbol followed by the setting option. The symbol of the current setting is displayed. 4. When you have selected [ SET]: Point the camcorder at a white object, zoom in until it fills the whole screen and press the SET dial. • Keep the camcorder zoomed at the white object until step 5 is completed. • flashes and stops flashing when adjustment is complete. 59 5. Press the FUNC. button. Use the auto setting for normal outdoor scenes. Depending on the type of fluorescent light, optimal color balance cannot be accomplished with [FLUORESCENT] or [FLUORESCENT H]. If the color looks unnatural on the screen, adjust using [AUTO] or [SET]. The camcorder retains the custom white balance setting even if you turn it off. When you want to use a previously made [SET] setting, after selecting [SET] in step 3, press the FUNC. button without pressing the SET dial. When you have set the custom white balance: - Depending on the light source, “ ” may keep flashing. The result will still be better than with the auto setting. - Reset the white balance when the lighting condition changes. - Turn off the digital zoom. 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 or certain types of fluorescent lights 60 Selecting an Image Effect You can record with different saturation and contrast color effects. (IMAGE EFFECT OFF) (VIVID) (NEUTRAL) (LOW SHARPENING) (SOFT SKIN DETAIL) (CUSTOM) CAMERA ( 57) Records with no effect. Emphasizes the contrast and color saturation to record in crisp colors. Tones down the contrast and color saturation to record in neutral hues. Records subjects with softened outlines. Softens the details in the skin tone area for a more complimentary appearance. Allows you to adjust the brightness, contrast and sharpness of the image. PLAY (VCR) CARD CAMERA E CARD PLAY IMAGE EFFECT OFF The symbol of the current setting is displayed. 4. When you have selected [ CUSTOM]: Select the custom setting option (brightness, contrast, sharpness or color depth), adjust the settings with the SET dial and select [SET]. 5. Press the FUNC. button. The symbol of the selected setting appears. [SOFT SKIN DETAIL]: To obtain the best effect, use this function when recording a person in close-up. Note that areas similar to the skin color may lack in detail. Advanced Functions Changing the Settings (1) 1. Set the mode dial to a mode other than or . 2. Press the FUNC. button. 3. Select the image effect symbol followed by the setting option. 61 Using Digital Effects The Digital Effects functions include a fader and effects, multi-image screen and Card Mix ( 68). Faders ( 64) Begin or end scenes with a fade to or from black. Fade Trigger (FADE-T) Wipe (WIPE) Corner Wipe (CORNER) Jump (JUMP) Flip (FLIP) Puzzle (PUZZLE) Zigzag (ZIGZAG) Beam (BEAM) Tide (TIDE) 62 Effects ( 65) Add flavor to your recordings. Black and White (BLK & WHT) Sepia (SEPIA) Art (ART) Mosaic (MOSAIC) Ball (BALL) Cube (CUBE) Wave (WAVE) Color Mask (COLOR M.) Mirror (MIRROR) 67) Captures moving subjects in 4, 9 or 16 sequences of still images and displays them at one time. Sound will be recorded normally. 4 Sequences 9 Sequences 16 Sequences Advanced Functions Changing the Settings (1) Multi-Image Screen ( E 63 Availability of Digital Effects by Operating Modes: CAMERA Still Movies Images PLAY (VCR) CARD CAMERA Faders Effects Multi-image screen CARD PLAY * : Available : Not available * : Black and White only. Selecting a Fader In CAMERA mode, set the mode dial to a mode other than CAMERA ( 57) PLAY (VCR) . CARD CAMERA CARD PLAY D.EFFECT 1. Press the FUNC. button. 2. Select the digital effect symbol followed by [ FADER]. The symbol of the current setting is displayed. 3. Select the fader type. • The selected fader shows as an animation. • The selected fader animates the image that appears on the screen. 4. Press the FUNC. button. The symbol of the selected fader appears. 5. Press the D.EFFECTS button. • The symbol changes to green. • Pressing the D.EFFECTS button again deactivates the fader. CAMERA mode: 6. Fade in: Press the start/stop button in record pause mode. Fade out: Press the start/stop button in record mode. 64 PLAY (VCR) mode: 6. Fade in: Press the / button in playback pause mode. Fade out: Press the / button in playback mode. E Selecting an Effect In CAMERA mode, set the mode dial to a mode other than CAMERA ( 57) PLAY (VCR) . CARD CAMERA CARD PLAY D.EFFECT 1. Press the FUNC. button. 2. Select the digital effect symbol followed by [ EFFECT]. The symbol of the current setting is displayed. • The selected effect shows as an animation. • The selected effect animates the image that appears on the screen. 4. Press the FUNC. button. The symbol of the selected effect appears. Advanced Functions Changing the Settings (1) 3. Select the effect type. 5. Press the D.EFFECTS button. • The symbol turns green, and the effect is activated. • In PLAY (VCR) mode, playback the tape first and press the D.EFFECTS button. • Pressing the D.EFFECTS button again deactivates the effect. 65 Selecting an Effect in CARD CAMERA Mode CAMERA ( 57) PLAY (VCR) CARD CAMERA D.EFFECT 1. Press the FUNC. button. 2. Select the digital effects symbol followed by [ BLK&WHT]. The symbol of the current setting is displayed. 3. Press the FUNC. button. “ ” appears. 4. Press the D.EFFECTS button. • The symbol turns green and the effect is activated. • Pressing the D.EFFECTS button again deactivates the effect. 66 CARD PLAY Using the Multi-Image Screen You can operate the multi-image screen only in the following playback modes: • When [S.SPEED] is set to [MANUAL]: Playback pause, slow forward/reverse playback • When [S.SPEED] is set to [FAST], [MOD.] or [SLOW]: Playback pause In CAMERA mode, set the mode dial to a mode other than or . CAMERA ( 57) PLAY (VCR) CARD CAMERA E CARD PLAY D.EFFECT 1. Press the FUNC. button. 2. Select the digital effects symbol followed by [ MULTI-IMAGE SCREEN]. The symbol of the current setting is displayed. 3. Select [S.SPEED] and select the transition speed. Manual: For capturing images manually. Fast: Every 4 frames Moderate: Every 6 frames (8 frames in Slow Shutter mode) Slow: Every 8 frames (12 frames in Slow Shutter mode) 4. Select [S.SPLIT] and select the number of sequences. 5. Select [SET] and press the FUNC. button. “ ” appears. 6. Press the D.EFFECTS button. • The symbol turns green. • FAST, MODERATE, SLOW: The set number of images will be captured at the set speed. To cancel the multi-image screen, press the D.EFFECTS button. • MANUAL: Images will be captured each time you press the D.EFFECTS button. The blue frame indicating the next sequence disappears after the last image. Pressing the D.EFFECTS button for more than 1 second cancels the images one after another. Advanced Functions Changing the Settings (1) • • • • 7. Press the start/stop button to begin recording. The multi-image screen is recorded on the tape. In PLAY (VCR) mode: Pressing any tape operation button (such as play or pause), or performing date search cancels the multi-image screen. 67 Combining Images (Card Mix) You can produce effects not possible with just a tape with the Card Mix function. Choose one of the sample images provided on the supplied DIGITAL VIDEO SOLUTION DISK (such as picture frames, backgrounds and animations) and combine it with the live video recording. Movies recorded on a memory card cannot be combined with camcorder recordings. Card Chroma Key (CARD CHROMA) Combines frames with your recordings. The live video recording will appear in place of the blue area of the card mix image. Mix level adjustment: blue area of the still image. Card Luminance Key (CARD LUMI.) Combines illustrations or title with your recordings. The live video recording will appear in place of the light area of the card mix image. Mix level adjustment: light area of the still image. Camera Chroma Key (CAM. CHROMA) Combines backgrounds with your recordings. Record your subject in front of a blue curtain, and the subject not blue will be superimposed on the card mix image. Mix level adjustment: blue area of the live video recording. Card Animation (C. ANIMATION) Combines animations with your recordings. You can choose from 3 types of card animation effects. • Corner: Animation appears on the upper left and the lower right corner of the screen. • Straight: Animation appears on the top and bottom of the screen and moves to the right and left. • Random: Animation moves randomly in the display. Mix level adjustment: blue area of the card animation image. CARD + / – button FUNC. button SET dial Mode dial 68 Selecting the Card Mix Effect CAMERA PLAY (VCR) CARD CAMERA CARD PLAY E ( D.EFFECT 57) 1. Upload a sample image from the DIGITAL VIDEO SOLUTION DISK to the memory card. Refer to Adding Still Images from Your Computer to the Memory Card in the Digital Video Software Instruction Manual. 2. Set the mode dial to a mode other than . 3. Press the FUNC. button. 4. Select the digital effects symbol followed by [ CARD MIX]. The symbol of the current setting is displayed. 5. Select the image you wish to combine with the CARD+/– button. 6. Select [MIX TYPE] and select the mix type matching the sample image you have selected. When you have selected [C.ANIMATION], select the animation type and press the SET dial. “ ” appears. 9. Press the D.EFFECTS button. “ ” turns green and the combined image appears. Turn off the digital effect when you do not use it. The camcorder retains the setting even if you turn it off or change the recording program. The image quality may be slightly lower with digital effects. Digital effects cannot be used during DV dubbing. Advanced Functions Changing the Settings (1) 7. To adjust the mix level, select [MIX LEVEL], adjust it with the SET dial and select [SET]. 8. Press the FUNC. button. 69 Sample Images Below are some sample images provided on the supplied DIGITAL VIDEO SOLUTION DISK. Card Chroma Key Card Luminance Key Camera Chroma Key Card Animation The sample images provided on the supplied DIGITAL VIDEO SOLUTION DISK are intended only for the personal use with this camcorder. Do not use these sample images for other purposes. PhotoEssentials – Royalty Free Stock Photography The PhotoEssentials suite of royalty-free images on CD-ROM features premium quality assignment photography and is ideally suited for use in advertising, brochures, reports, multimedia, websites, books, packaging and more. For more information, please visit their website www.photoessentials.com 70 Changing the Settings with the MENU Button Changing the Settings (2) Many of the camcorder’s functions are selected from a menu that appears when pressing the MENU button. For menu items, see List of Menu Items (MENU) ( 72). E MENU button SET dial Selecting Menus and Settings 1. Press the MENU button. The menu appears. 5. Press the MENU button. Advanced Functions Changing the Settings (2) 2. Turn the SET dial to select a submenu and press the SET dial. 3. Turn the SET dial to select a menu item and press the SET dial. 4. Turn the SET dial to select a setting option and press the SET dial. The menu disappears. Pressing the MENU button at any time closes the menu. Items that are not available appear in purple. 71 List of Menu Items (MENU) Available menu items vary depending on the operation mode. Default settings are in boldface text. For details on each function, see the reference page. Functions without reference page are explained below the tables. CAMERA SETUP Menu Items A.SL SHUTTER D.ZOOM IMG STAB WIDESCREEN AF AST LAMP* FOCUS PRI. ND REVIEW * OPTURA60 only. Setting Options PLAY CARD CAMERA (VCR) CAMERA CARD PLAY ON, OFF OPTURA60 OPTURA50 OFF, 56X, 280X OFF, 40X, 200X OFF, 56X OFF, 40X ON, OFF ON , OFF AUTO, OFF ON, OFF AUTO, OFF OFF, 2sec, 4sec, 6sec, 8sec, 10sec 37 81 93 100 A.SL SHUTTER: The camcorder automatically uses slow shutter speeds to record brightly in places with insufficient lighting. The camcorder uses shutter speeds down to 1/30 (1/15 in CARD CAMERA mode). In CARD CAMERA mode, set the flash mode to (flash off). When a trailing afterimage appears, set it to [OFF]. If “ ” (camcorder shake warning) appears, we recommend stabilizing the camcorder, for example, by mounting it on a tripod. IMG STAB telephoto. : The image stabilizer compensates for camcorder shake even at full The image stabilizer is designed to compensate a normal degree of camcorder shake. The image stabilizer may not be effective when recording in dark places using the night modes. The image stabilizer cannot be turned off when the mode dial is set to . We recommend turning off the image stabilizer when using a tripod or when panning. FOCUS PRI.: The camcorder records the still image once focus is adjusted. Set it to [OFF] when you wish to record a still image as soon as you press the PHOTO button. When set to [OFF], no focusing frame appears. The setting cannot be changed in following cases: - In the Auto mode - In the Fireworks mode (SCN) ND: The ND filter activates automatically to prevent overexposure. 72 CARD SETUP Menu Items FILE NOS. Setting Options PLAY CARD CAMERA (VCR) CAMERA CARD PLAY RESET, CONTINUOUS - E FILE NOS.: Select the file numbering method upon inserting a new memory card. Images are automatically assigned file numbers from 0101 to 9900, and stored in folders containing up to 100 images. Folders are numbered from 101 to 998. [RESET]: The file number starts at 101-0101. If the memory card already contains images files, the consecutive file number will be assigned. [CONTINUOUS]: The consecutive file number of the last recorded image will be assigned. If a higher file number already exists on the memory card, the consecutive number will be assigned. This is useful for organizing images on a computer. We recommend setting [FILE NOS.] to [CONTINUOUS]. CARD OPERATIONS Menu Items PLAY CARD CAMERA (VCR) CAMERA CARD PLAY NO, YES 129 NO, YES 135 NO, YES 104 CANCEL, EXECUTE 105 CARD OPERATIONS (in index screen display) Menu Items Setting Options PLAY CARD CAMERA (VCR) CAMERA CARD PLAY PROTECT PRINT ORDER TRANSFER ORDER Advanced Functions Changing the Settings (2) PRINT ORDERS ALL ERASE TRANS. ORDERS ALL ERASE ERASE ALL IMAGES FORMAT Setting Options 103 128 135 VCR SETUP Menu Items Setting Options REC MODE AV/PHONES SP, LP AV, PHONES OPTURA60: AV DV/ OPTURA50: AV DV PLAY CARD CAMERA (VCR) CAMERA CARD PLAY ON, OFF 77 42 43 113 73 AUDIO SETUP Menu Items OUTPUT CH AUDIO DUB. WIND SCREEN MIC ATT MIC LEVEL 12bit AUDIO MIX BALANCE AUDIO MODE VOLUME Setting Options PLAY CARD CAMERA (VCR) CAMERA CARD PLAY L/R, L/L, R/R AUDIO IN, MIC. IN AUTO, OFF ON , OFF AUTO, MANUAL STEREO1, STEREO2, MIX/FIXED, MIX/ VARI. 114 80 79 78 116 116 79 16bit, 12bit OUTPUT CH: Switches the output channels when playing back a tape with audio recorded on two channels. [L/R]: Stereo: L+R channels, Bilingual: Main+Sub. [L/L]: Stereo: L channel, Bilingual: Main. [R/R]: Stereo: R channel, Bilingual: Sub. AUDIO MODE: Switches the audio recording mode. [16bit] records in high sound quality. Select [12bit] if you plan to dub audio later. DISPLAY SETUP Menu Items BRIGHTNESS LCD MIRROR TV SCREEN DISPLAYS 6SEC.DATE AUDIO LEVEL DATA CODE D/TIME SEL. LANGUAGE DATE FORMAT DEMO MODE Setting Options ON, OFF ON, OFF ON, OFF ON, OFF<PLAYBK> ON, OFF ON, OFF DATE/TIME, CAMERA DATA, CAM.&D/T DATE, TIME, DATE&TIME DEUTSCH, ENGLISH, ESPAÑOL, FRANÇAIS, ITALIANO, , , , , Ex.: 2005.1.1 AM12:00, 1.JAN.2005 12:00AM, JAN.1.2005 12:00AM ON, OFF BRIGHTNESS: Adjusts the brightness of the LCD screen. Turn the SET dial up or down to adjust the brightness. 74 PLAY CARD CAMERA (VCR) CAMERA CARD PLAY 78 85 85 27 - Changing the brightness of the LCD screen does not affect that of the viewfinder or the recordings. LCD MIRROR: The image appears mirror reversed when you rotate the LCD panel so that the screen faces in the same direction as the lens. E When [LCD MIRROR] is set to [ON], only tape or card operation and self-timer displays appear on the LCD screen (all displays appear on the viewfinder screen). TV SCREEN: Shows the camcorder displays on a connected TV screen. You can also use the TV SCREEN button on the wireless controller. DISPLAYS: Shows the displays on the screen during playback. When set to [OFF]: - Displays except for the data code disappear (the displays for magnification of a playback image and digital effects, the audio level indicator and the FUNC. menu still appear). - Tape operation displays appear for approximately 2 seconds. - Displays also disappear from the connected TV, except for some warning messages. 6SEC. DATE: The camcorder displays the date and time for 6 seconds when you begin playback, or to indicate that date or time zone has changed. The 6-second auto date appears even if [DISPLAYS] is set to [OFF]. DATE FORMAT: Changes the displayed date format (includes date format for printing). To cancel the demo mode once it has begun, press any button, turn off the camcorder or load a recording media. SYSTEM Menu Items WL. REMOTE BEEP POWER SAVE T.ZONE/DST D/TIME SET Setting Options PLAY CARD CAMERA (VCR) CAMERA CARD PLAY ON, OFF HIGH VOLUME, LOW VOLUME, OFF ON, OFF Advanced Functions Changing the Settings (2) DEMO MODE: The demonstration mode displays the camcorder’s main features. It starts automatically when you leave the camcorder turned on without loading a recording media for more than 5 minutes using the power adapter. 28 28 WL. REMOTE: Sets the camcorder to be operated with the wireless controller. BEEP: A beep sounds upon operations such as turning on the camcorder, during selftimer countdown or warnings such as condensation. POWER SAVE: When powered by a battery pack, the camcorder shuts off after 5 minutes when the camcorder is left without any operation to save power. Approximately 30 seconds before the camcorder shuts off, “ AUTO POWER OFF” appears in the center of the screen. 75 MY CAMERA Menu Items Setting Options CREATE START-UP IMAGE SEL. S-UP IMG OFF, CANON LOGO, MY IMAGE S-UP SOUND OFF, DEFAULT, MY SOUND SHTR SOUND OPER.SOUND SELF-T SOUND 76 PLAY CARD CAMERA (VCR) CAMERA CARD PLAY 82 Changing the Recording Mode (SP/LP) You can choose between SP (standard play) and LP (long play). LP extends the tape usage by 1.5 times. CAMERA MENU ( 71) VCR SETUP PLAY (VCR) CARD CAMERA E CARD PLAY REC MODE•••••SP To change to LP mode, press the MENU button and select [VCR SETUP]. Select [REC MODE], set it to [LP] and press the MENU button. Tapes recorded in LP mode cannot be used for audio dubbing. Depending on the nature and usage condition of the tape, picture and sound recorded in LP mode may be distorted. We recommend using the SP mode for important recordings. If you record in both SP and LP modes on the same tape, the playback picture may become distorted and the time code may not be written correctly. If you play back a tape that has been recorded in LP mode with another digital device on this camcorder, or vice versa, picture and sound may become distorted. Advanced Functions Changing the Settings (2) 77 Adjusting the Audio Recording Level You can manually adjust the audio recording level of the built-in microphone or an external microphone. You can also display the audio recording level during playback. AUDIO LEVEL button CAMERA MENU ( 71) PLAY (VCR) AUDIO SETUP CARD CAMERA CARD PLAY MIC LEVEL••••AUTO 1. Set the mode dial to a mode other than . 2. Press the MENU button and select [AUDIO SETUP]. Select [MIC LEVEL], set it to [MANUAL] and press the MENU button. • The audio level indicator appears. • If a green bar showing the adjustment level is not displayed, press the AUDIO LEVEL button. 3. Adjust the level with the SET dial. • The maximum level should only slightly exceed –12 dB. • Sound may be distorted if the indicator for 0 dB lights up in red. 4. Press the AUDIO LEVEL button. The green bar disappears. Displaying the Audio Recording Level during Playback CAMERA MENU ( 71) PLAY (VCR) DISPLAY SETUP/ CARD CAMERA AUDIO LEVEL••OFF Press the MENU button and select [DISPLAY SETUP/ LEVEL], set it to [ON] and press the MENU button. 78 CARD PLAY . Select [AUDIO About the audio level indicator: When [MIC LEVEL] is set to [AUTO], the audio level indicator switches on and off with each press of the AUDIO LEVEL button. E -dB40 12 0 Level indicator Guide (green bar) M The audio level can be changed when the green bar is displayed. We recommend hiding the bar when you have finished adjusting to prevent accidental changes. The microphone level resets to [AUTO] when you switch the mode dial to . When the data code is being displayed, the level indicator will not display. We recommend using headphones when manually adjusting the audio level, or using the microphone attenuator. When sound is distorted even though the audio level indicator shows an appropriate level: Activate the microphone attenuator by setting [MIC ATT] to [ON]. The microphone attenuator can also be used in CARD CAMERA mode. Adjusting the Headphone Volume CAMERA MENU ( 71) PLAY (VCR) AUDIO SETUP CARD CAMERA CARD PLAY VOLUME••••• Press the MENU button and select [AUDIO SETUP]. Select [ VOLUME], adjust the volume with the SET dial and press the MENU button. Advanced Functions Changing the Settings (2) The headphones terminal also serves as AV terminal. Headphones can only be used when “ ” is displayed on the screen. If not, change the setting ( 42). 79 Using the Wind Screen The camcorder reduces wind noise automatically. However, you can turn off the wind screen when recording indoors, or when you want the microphone to be as sensitive as possible. CAMERA PLAY (VCR) * CARD CAMERA CARD PLAY * Only when [AUDIO DUB.] is set to [MIC. IN]. MENU ( 71) AUDIO SETUP WIND SCREEN••AUTO 1. In CAMERA mode, set the mode dial to a mode other than . 2. Press the MENU button and select [AUDIO SETUP]. Select [WIND SCREEN], set it to [OFF] and press the MENU button. “ ” appears when you turn the wind screen off. The wind screen function can only be used with the built-in microphone. 80 Widescreen TV Recording (16:9) The camcorder uses the full width of the CCD providing high-resolution 16:9 recording. CAMERA MENU ( 71) PLAY (VCR) CAMERA SETUP CARD CAMERA CARD PLAY E WIDESCREEN•••OFF Press the MENU button and select [CAMERA SETUP]. Select [WIDESCREEN], set it to [ON] and press the MENU button. •“ ” appears. • The LCD screen switches to the “letterbox” display. The picture on the viewfinder appears horizontally squeezed. When playing back a widescreen recording on a TV, switch the TV to widescreen mode (refer to the instruction manual of your TV). If you play back a widescreen recording on a normal TV, the image appears horizontally squeezed. TVs with S1 terminal or Video ID-1 system switch automatically to widescreen mode. Advanced Functions Changing the Settings (2) 81 Changing the My Camera Settings You can personalize your camcorder by customizing the start-up image and the sound it makes for start-up, shutter, operation and self-timer. You can also create a start-up image using a still image on the memory card. Changing the My Camera Settings CAMERA MENU ( 71) PLAY (VCR) MY CAMERA CARD CAMERA CARD PLAY SEL.S-UP IMG•CANON LOGO S-UP SOUND•••DEFAULT SHTR SOUND•••DEFAULT OPER.SOUND•••DEFAULT SELF-T SOUND•DEFAULT 1. Press the MENU button and select [MY CAMERA]. 2. Select the menu item you wish to change. When selecting a start-up image, set the camcorder to CARD PLAY mode. 3. Select a setting option and press the MENU button. Creating a Start-up Image CAMERA MENU ( 71) PLAY (VCR) MY CAMERA CARD CAMERA CARD PLAY CREATE START-UP IMAGE 1. Select a still image with the CARD +/– buttons. 2. Press the MENU button and select [MY CAMERA]. 3. Select [CREATE START-UP IMAGE]. [SET THIS AS START-UP IMAGE?], [YES] and [NO] appears. 4. Select [YES]. [OVERWRITE MY IMAGE?], [NO] and [YES] appears. 5. Select [YES]. The still image will be saved, and the image that was saved to [MY IMAGE] is erased. 6. Press the MENU button. 82 You can save your original images, or the images and sounds contained in the supplied software (ZoomBrowser EX for Windows or ImageBrowser for Macintosh) to the setting options [MY IMAGE] and [MY SOUND]. For details, refer to the Digital Video Software Instruction Manual. Retain the original data of the still image you have set as the start-up image on your computer or removable disk. E Advanced Functions Changing the Settings (2) 83 Magnifying the Image Playback The playback image can be magnified up to 5 times. Zoom lever SET dial CAMERA PLAY (VCR) CARD CAMERA CARD PLAY 1. Move the zoom lever toward T. • The image is magnified by 2 times. • A frame appears indicating the position of the magnified area. • To further enlarge the image, move the zoom lever toward T. To shrink the image below 2 times magnification, move the zoom lever toward W. •A will display for images that cannot be enlarged. 2. Select the magnified area with the SET dial. • Turn the SET dial to move the image to the right and left, or up and down. Pressing the SET dial switches between the directions. • To cancel the magnification, move the zoom lever toward W until the frame disappears. Movies played back from a memory card cannot be magnified. 84 Displaying the Data Code The camcorder maintains a data code containing recording date and time and other camera data such as shutter speed and exposure (f-stop). When you play back a tape, you can display the data code and select the data code combination you wish to display. E DATA CODE button Selecting the Date/Time Display Combination CAMERA MENU 71) DISPLAY SETUP/ CARD CAMERA CARD PLAY D/TIME SEL•••DATE & TIME DATA CODE••••DATE/TIME 1. Press the MENU button and select [DISPLAY SETUP/ ]. 2. Select [D/TIME SEL.] and select the date/time display combination. In CARD PLAY mode, move to step 5. Advanced Functions Playback ( PLAY (VCR) 3. Select [DATA CODE] and select the data code combination. 4. Press the MENU button. 5. Play back a tape and press the DATA CODE button. • In CARD PLAY mode, only date and time appear. • Pressing the DATA CODE button again makes the data code disappear. The data code will not display the next time you turn on the camcorder. 85 End Search When you have played back a tape, you can use this function to locate the end of the last recorded scene. END SEARCH button CAMERA PLAY (VCR) CARD CAMERA CARD PLAY In stop mode, press the END SEARCH button. • “END SEARCH” appears. • The camcorder rewinds/fast forwards the tape, plays back the last few seconds of the recording and stops the tape. • Pressing the button again cancels the search. End search cannot be used once you unload the cassette. End search may not work properly if a blank section exists on the tape. You cannot use end search to locate the editing end of audio dubbing. 86 Returning to a Pre-marked Position If you wish to return to a particular scene later, mark the point with the zero set memory and the tape will stop at that point when you rewind/fast forward the tape. This function is operated with the wireless controller. CAMERA PLAY (VCR) E REW button ZERO SET MEMORY button CARD CAMERA PLAY button STOP button CARD PLAY 1. Press the ZERO SET MEMORY button at the point you wish to return to later. • “0:00:00 ” appears. • To cancel, press the ZERO SET MEMORY button again. 2. When you have finished playback, rewind the tape. •“ ” appears. • The tape stops automatically at “0:00:00 • The tape counter changes to time code. ”. Advanced Functions Playback If the time code has not been recorded consecutively, the tape may not stop correctly at the scene marked with the zero set memory. 87 Date Search You can locate the change of the date/time zone with the date search function. This function is operated with the wireless controller. DATE SEARCH buttons STOP CAMERA Press the PLAY (VCR) or CARD CAMERA / button CARD PLAY button to begin searching. • Press more than once to search for further date changes (up to 10 times). • Press the STOP button to stop searching. A recording of longer than a minute per date/area is required. Date search may not function if the data code is not correctly displayed. 88 Selecting the Image Quality/Size Digital Camera Functions You can select the image quality of still images, and the image size of still images and movies. E Still Image Quality ( SUPER FINE), ( FINE), ( NORMAL) Image size Still Image L ( 1632x1224), M ( 1280x960), S ( 640x480) Movie ( 320x240), ( 160x120) Still images are compressed and recorded in JPEG (Joint Photographic Experts Group). Movies are recorded in Motion JPEG. The number of still images and maximum recording time of movies that can be recorded on a memory card vary according to the recording condition. The estimated figures are as follows: 128MB/512MB: Using a SD Memory Card Number of still images that can be recorded on a memory card: No. of Images Image Size 1632X1224 640X480 Super Fine Fine Normal Super Fine Fine Normal Super Fine Fine Normal Supplied card 10 15 25 15 25 45 85 115 185 128MB 512MB File Size per Image 85 135 250 140 215 395 690 955 1525 350 545 1000 555 860 1585 2740 3770 6035 1360KB 880KB 480KB 850KB 560KB 300KB 176KB 120KB 72KB Maximum recording time of a movie on a memory card: Image Size 320 x 240 160 x 120 Recording Time Supplied card 128MB 10 sec. 8 min. (1 min.*) 30 sec. 17 min. (2 min.*) 512MB File Size per Second 32 min. 250KB/sec. 67 min. Advanced Functions Digital Camera Functions 1280X960 Image Quality 120KB/sec. * The recording times specified above are the total amount of recording times with the supplied MultiMediaCard. 89 Selecting the Still Image Size and Quality CAMERA ( 57) PLAY (VCR) L CARD CAMERA CARD PLAY 1632x1224/FINE 1. Press the FUNC. button. 2. Select the still image size/quality symbol. The symbol of the current setting is displayed. 3. Select the still image size. The number indicates the approximate number of images remaining on the memory card. 4. Select the still image quality. 5. Press the FUNC. button. Selecting the Movie Size CAMERA ( 57) PLAY (VCR) CARD CAMERA CARD PLAY 320x240 1. Press the FUNC. button. 2. Select the movie size symbol followed by the setting option. • The symbol of the current setting is displayed. • The number indicates the approximate recording time remaining on the memory card. 3. Press the FUNC. button. 90 Simultaneous Recording on Tape and Memory Card When you are recording a movie on a tape, you can record the same picture as a still image on the memory card. The size of the still image will be 640 x 480. The image quality can be selected. CAMERA ( 57) PLAY (VCR) CARD CAMERA E CARD PLAY STILL I. REC OFF 1. Press the FUNC. button. 2. Select the still image recording symbol followed by a setting option. The symbol of the current setting is displayed. 3. Press the FUNC. button. 4. While you are recording a movie, press the PHOTO button. The still image is recorded on the memory card while the screen continues to show the video recording. Advanced Functions Digital Camera Functions The quality of the still image is slightly lower than a still image recorded in CARD CAMERA mode. The still image cannot be recorded on a memory card when the digital effect is activated. The still image cannot be recorded on a memory card when the widescreen mode is selected. 91 Using the Flash You can use the built-in flash for recording still images in dark places. The flash is equipped with the red-eye reduction mode. (auto) (red-eye reduction, auto) (flash on) (flash off) The flash fires automatically according to the brightness of the subject. The flash fires automatically according to the brightness of the subject. With the OPTURA60, the assist lamp lights up to reduce the red-eye effect. With the OPTURA50, the flash fires a pre-flash for red-eye reduction. The flash always fires. The flash does not fire. Use this setting in places where flash photography is prohibited. PHOTO button Flash OPTURA60: Assist lamp CAMERA 1. Press the (flash) button PLAY (VCR) CARD CAMERA CARD PLAY (flash) button. • Set the camcorder to a recording program other than the Fireworks mode (SCN). • The setting changes with each press of the button. • The symbol of the selected flash mode appears on the screen. “ ” disappears after 4 seconds. 2. Press the PHOTO button halfway. • “ ” appears in green. • In CAMERA mode, the flash can be used in record pause mode when still image recording is set to anything other than [ STILL I. REC OFF]. 3. Press the PHOTO button fully. The flash fires. 92 Using the Optional VFL-1 Video Flash Light You can also use the optional VFL-1 Video Flash Light with stronger flash. The procedure for selecting the flash mode is the same as for the built-in flash. For instructions on connection and use, refer to the instruction manual of the VFL-1. E Do not fire the flash close to people’s eyes. Do not fire the flash at persons while they are driving. Do not fire the flash with the flash bulb covered with your hand. Advanced Functions Digital Camera Functions The practical range of the flash is approx. 1 to 2 m (3.3 to 6.6 ft.); 1 to 4.5 m (3.3 to 14.8 ft.) with the VFL-1. The range depends upon the recording condition. The range of the flash decreases in continuous shooting mode. For the red-eye reduction mode to be effective, the subject needs to look at the assist lamp (OPTURA60) or flash (OPTURA50). The degree of reduction depends upon the distance and on each individual. When the VFL-1 is attached, the VFL-1 fires a pre-flash for red-eye reduction. The flash will not fire in the following cases: - When you press the EXP button in (auto) or (red-eye reduction, auto) mode. - When recording movies. - When (auto) or (red-eye reduction, auto) is selected and a shutter speed of 1/2000 is set in CAMERA mode. - During auto exposure bracketing. When (flash on) is selected and a shutter speed of 1/2000 is set in CAMERA mode, the shutter speed becomes set to 1/1000 and the flash fires. We recommend not using the flash when the optional Wide-converter or Teleconverter is attached. Their shadows appear on the screen. The flash mode cannot be selected when exposure is locked, or after the first still image in Stitch Assist mode. The red-eye reduction mode cannot be used in stitch assist mode. When the optional VL-3 Video Light or the VFL-1 is attached, the built-in flash does not fire when the POWER switch of the VL-3 or the VFL-1 is set to a position other than OFF. About the AF-Assist Lamp: While you press the PHOTO button halfway, the assist lamp may light up as AFassist lamp responding to the brightness of the subject to enable the camcorder to focus more accurately. - The camcorder may not be able to focus even though the AF-assist lamp is lighting. - The AF-assist lamp lights up brightly. Consider turning off the AF-assist lamp in public places such as in restaurants or theaters. 93 Selecting the Metering Method (EVALUATIVE) (CENT.WEIGHT.AVERAGE) (SPOT) CAMERA ( 57) Appropriate for standard shooting conditions, including backlit scenes. The camcorder divides images into several zones for light metering. It evaluates complex lighting conditions, such as the position and brightness of the subject, background, direct light or backlight, and adjusts the exposure of the main subject accordingly. Averages the light metered from the entire screen, giving more weight to the subject in the center. Meters the area within the spot AE point frame. Use this setting for adjusting the exposure matching the subject in the center of the screen. PLAY (VCR) CARD CAMERA CARD PLAY EVALUATIVE 1. Set the mode dial to , or . 2. Press the FUNC. button. 3. Select the metering method symbol followed by a setting option. The symbol of the current setting is displayed. 4. Press the FUNC. button. If you have selected [ 94 SPOT], “ ” appears. Changing the Focusing Method You can change the AF (autofocus) frame selection method. Auto selection (AiAF) Center point CAMERA Depending on the shooting conditions, an AF frame is automatically selected from the 9 frames and focused. Of 9 AF frames, the center one is selected to focus. This is convenient for making sure the focus is exactly where you want it. PLAY (VCR) CARD CAMERA 1. Set the mode dial to a mode other than E CARD PLAY . Focusing method cannot be changed in the Fireworks mode (SCN). 2. Turn the SET dial to select the focusing method. • With [Auto selection] a large frame will display on the screen. • With [Center point] a frame displays in the center of the screen. 3. Press the PHOTO button halfway A focusing frame appears. 4. Press the PHOTO button fully. When using the digital zoom, the AF frame is fixed in the center. Advanced Functions Digital Camera Functions 95 Selecting the Drive Mode (Single) (Continuous Shooting) (High-Speed Continuous Shooting) (AEB (Auto Exposure Bracketing)) Records a single still image when you press the PHOTO button. Captures a quick series of still images while you press the PHOTO button. For the number of frames per second, refer to the table on the next page. The camcorder records a still image in three different exposures (dark, normal, light in 1/2 EV steps), allowing you to choose the perfect exposed shot. PHOTO button Mode dial DRIVE MODE button Changing the Drive Mode CAMERA PLAY (VCR) CARD CAMERA CARD PLAY 1. Set the mode dial to a mode other than . 2. Press the DRIVE MODE button to switch between the drive modes. The setting changes with each press of the button. The drive mode can also be selected from the FUNC. menu ( 57). When the FUNC. menu is being displayed, the DRIVE MODE button cannot be used. 96 Continuous Shooting/High-Speed Continuous Shooting 1. Press the PHOTO button halfway. 2. Press and hold the PHOTO button fully. A series of still images will be recorded as long as you hold the PHOTO button. E Maximum number of continuous shots at one time: Frames per Second Normal speed High speed Maximum Number of Continuous Shots 1632 x 1224 2 frames 3 frames 10 images 1280 x 960 3 frames 5 frames 10 images 640 x 480 3 frames 5 frames 60 images Still Image Size These figures are approximate and vary with the recording conditions and subjects. Sufficient space on the memory card is required. Continuous shooting stops when card is full. The number of frames per second will be lower when “ ” (camcorder shake warning) is displayed on the screen. In normal and high-speed continuous shooting mode, images are captured at 2 frames/second when using the built-in flash or the optional Video Flash Light VFL-1 (OPTURA60). Auto Exposure Bracketing Three still images in different exposures are recorded to the memory card. Make sure that there is sufficient space on the memory card. Advanced Functions Digital Camera Functions 1. Press the PHOTO button halfway. 2. Press the PHOTO button fully. 97 Recording Panoramic Images (Stitch Assist Mode) You can shoot a series of overlapping images and merge them into one large panoramic scene using the supplied software (PhotoStitch) on a computer. CARD +/– button PHOTO button FUNC. button SET dial When Recording in Stitch Assist Mode: PhotoStitch detects the overlapping portion of adjoining images and merges them. Try to include a distinctive item (landmark, etc.) in the overlapping portion. CAMERA ( 57) PLAY (VCR) CARD CAMERA CARD PLAY SINGLE 1. Press the FUNC. button. 2. Select the drive mode symbol followed by [ STITCH AST]. The symbol of the current setting is displayed. 3. Press the SET dial. The Stitch Assist screen appears. 4. Select the direction with the CARD +/– button. CARD + button: clockwise. CARD – button: counterclockwise. 5. Select the recording program and zoom on the subject. Adjust focus and exposure manually as necessary. Once the sequence has started, you cannot change the recording program, exposure, zoom or focus. 6. Press the PHOTO button to record the first image. Direction and number of recorded images appear. 98 7. Record the second image so that it overlaps a portion of the first image. • Minor discrepancies in the overlapped area can be corrected with the software. • You can retake an image by pressing the CARD +/– button to return to the previous image. • A maximum of 26 images can be recorded. E 8. Press the FUNC. button after the last image. For details on how to merge these images, refer to the Digital Video Software Instruction Manual. Compose each image so that it overlaps 30 to 50% of the adjoining image. Try to keep the vertical misalignment within 10%. Do not include a moving subject in the overlapping portion. Do not try to stitch images that include both distant and close subjects. They may appear warped or doubled up. Do not press the DRIVE MODE button. It will end the operation. Advanced Functions Digital Camera Functions 99 Reviewing a Still Image Right after Recording You can select to display a still image for 2, 4, 6, 8 or 10 seconds after it has been recorded. CAMERA MENU ( 71) PLAY (VCR) CAMERA SETUP CARD CAMERA CARD PLAY REVIEW•••••••2sec Press the MENU button and select [CAMERA SETUP]. Select [REVIEW], select a setting option and press the MENU button. A still image is displayed as long as you hold the PHOTO button after recording. You can erase ( 104) or protect ( 103) the image when you press the FUNC. button while you are reviewing the image, or when you press the FUNC. button right after recording. [REVIEW] cannot be selected when (continuous shooting), (high-speed continuous shooting) or (auto exposure bracketing) is selected. 100 Playing Back/Searching Images You can display images one after another (slide show) or 6 at one time (index screen). With the Card Jump function, you can quickly locate an image without displaying them one by one. E CARD – button Zoom lever CARD + button FUNC. button Slide Show CAMERA 57) CARD CAMERA CARD PLAY SLIDE SHOW Advanced Functions Digital Camera Functions ( PLAY (VCR) 1. Press the FUNC. button. 2. Select [ SLIDE SHOW] followed by [START]. 3. Press the SET dial. • Images are played back one after another. • Press the button to stop the slide show. Index Screen CAMERA PLAY (VCR) CARD CAMERA CARD PLAY 1. Move the zoom lever toward W. • Up to 6 images appear. • With movies, the index screen can only be started when the first scene is displayed as a still image. 2. Turn the SET dial to select an image. • Move the “ ” to the image you wish to view. • You can switch between the index pages by pressing the CARD + or CARD – button. 3. Move the zoom lever toward T. The index screen is cancelled and the selected image is displayed. 101 Card Jump Function You can locate images without displaying them one by one. The number in the upper right of the screen indicates the image number of the current image by the total number of images. CAMERA PLAY (VCR) CARD CAMERA CARD PLAY Press and hold the CARD + or CARD – button. When you release the button, the image of the displayed image number appears. 102 Protecting Images You can protect important images from accidental erasure when displaying a single image or index screen. E If a memory card is formatted, all still images and movies, even protected ones, will be erased permanently. Movies can only be protected when the first scene is displayed as a still image. Protecting during Single Image Playback CAMERA ( PLAY (VCR) CARD CAMERA CARD PLAY PROTECT 57) 1. Press the FUNC. button. In CARD CAMERA mode, press the FUNC. button while reviewing an image or right after recording. 2. Select [ PROTECT] followed by [ON] and press the SET dial. 3. Press the FUNC. button. Protecting during Index Screen Display CAMERA MENU ( 71) PLAY (VCR) CARD CAMERA CARD OPERATIONS CARD PLAY PROTECT Advanced Functions Digital Camera Functions •“ ” appears, and now the image cannot be erased. • To cancel the protection, select [OFF] in step 2. 1. Move the zoom lever toward W. • Up to 6 images appear. • Select the image you wish to protect. 2. Press the MENU button and select [CARD OPERATIONS]. Select [ PROTECT] and press the SET dial. •“ ” appears on the image. • To cancel the protection, press the SET dial. 3. Press the MENU button. 103 Erasing Images You can erase images singly or all at once. Be careful when erasing images. Erased images cannot be recovered. Protected images cannot be erased. Movies can only be erased when the first scene is displayed as a still image. Erasing a Single Image CAMERA ( PLAY (VCR) CARD CAMERA CARD PLAY IMAGE ERASE 57) 1. Press the FUNC. button. In CARD CAMERA mode, press the FUNC. button while reviewing an image or right after recording. 2. Select [ IMAGE ERASE] followed by [ERASE] and press the SET dial. 3. Press the FUNC. button. Erasing All Images CAMERA MENU ( 71) PLAY (VCR) CARD OPERATIONS CARD CAMERA CARD PLAY ERASE ALL IMAGES 1. Press the MENU button and select [CARD OPERATIONS]. 2. Select [ERASE ALL IMAGES]. 3. Select [YES] and press the MENU button. All still images or movies with exception of the protected ones are erased. 104 Formatting a Memory Card Format new memory cards, or when you get the message “CARD ERROR”. You can also format a memory card to erase all data recorded on it. E Formatting a memory card erases all data, including protected images. Images erased by formatting cannot be recovered. If you use a memory card other than the supplied one, format it with the camcorder. CAMERA MENU ( 71) PLAY (VCR) CARD OPERATIONS CARD CAMERA CARD PLAY FORMAT 1. Press the MENU button and select [CARD OPERATIONS]. 2. Select [FORMAT]. [CANCEL] and [EXECUTE] appears. 3. Select [EXECUTE]. [ALL DATA WILL BE ERASED. FORMAT THIS CARD?], [NO] and [YES] appears. 4. Select [YES] and press the MENU button. Formatting starts. Advanced Functions Digital Camera Functions 105 Recording to a VCR or Digital Video Device Editing You can copy your recordings by connecting the camcorder to a VCR or a digital video device. If you connect a digital video device, you can copy recordings with virtually no generation loss in image and sound quality. Connecting the Devices Connecting a VCR See Playing Back on a TV Screen ( 43). Connecting a Digital Video Device Refer also to the instruction manual of the digital video device. Digital video device (e.g. camcorder) Signal flow Commercially available DV cable Recording CAMERA PLAY (VCR) CARD CAMERA CARD PLAY 1. Set the camcorder to PLAY (VCR) mode and load a recorded cassette. If you are connecting via AV terminal, check the setting ( 43). 2. Connected device: Load a blank cassette and set the device to record pause mode. 3. Locate the scene you wish to copy and pause playback shortly before the scene. 4. Play back the tape. 5. Connected device: Begin recording when the scene you wish to copy appears. Stop recording when copying is complete. 6. Stop playback. 106 We recommend powering the camcorder from a household power source. When connecting a VCR, the quality of the edited tape will be slightly lower than that of the original. When connecting a digital video device: - If the picture does not appear, reconnect the DV cable or turn the camcorder off and back on again. - Proper operation cannot be guaranteed for all digital video devices equipped with a DV terminal. If operation does not work, use the S-video or AV terminal. E Editing 107 Analog Line-in Recording You can input video from other analog devices (VCR, TV or camcorder) via the S-video terminal or AV terminal, and record the input video on the tape in the camcorder. You can also record the input video as a movie or still image on a memory card. Connecting Refer also to the instruction manual of the connected device. You can also connect via the S-video terminal ( 44). VIDEO L Signal flow AUDIO R STV-250N Stereo Video Cable (supplied) Recording CAMERA PLAY (VCR) CARD CAMERA CARD PLAY 1. Set the camcorder to PLAY (VCR) mode and load a blank cassette. 2. Connected device: Load the recorded cassette. 3. Press the REC PAUSE button. In record pause mode and during recording, you can check the picture on the screen. 4. Connected device: Play back the tape. 5. Press the / button when the scene you wish to record appears. Recording starts. 6. Press the • Press the • Press the button to stop recording. / / button to pause recording. button again to restart recording. 7. Connected device: Stop playback. Recording the Input Video on a Memory Card The size of the still image recorded on the memory card will be 640 x 480. The still image quality and the movie size can be selected. CAMERA PLAY (VCR) CARD CAMERA 1. Set the camcorder to PLAY (VCR) mode. If a cassette is loaded, make sure that the tape is stopped. 108 CARD PLAY 2. Press the MENU button and select [VCR SETUP]. Select [AV DV/ (OPTURA60) or [AV DV] (OPTURA50), set it to [ON] and press the MENU button. 3. Selecting the still image quality: Press the FUNC. button. Select the still image quality symbol followed by a setting option and press the FUNC. button. Selecting the movie size: Press the FUNC. button. Select the movie size symbol followed by a setting option and press the FUNC. menu. 4. Connected device: Load a recorded cassette and play back the tape. E When recording a still image: 5. Press the PHOTO button halfway when the scene you wish to record appears. • The still image, remaining image capacity and other information appear. • When you press the PHOTO button on the wireless controller, recording starts immediately. 6. Press the PHOTO button fully. The card access indicator flashes. When recording a movie: 5. Press the start/stop button when the scene you wish to record appears. Pressing the start/stop button again stops recording. We recommend powering the camcorder from a household power source. An image recorded from an image in widescreen mode will be vertically compressed. The data code of the image will reflect the date and time it has been recorded on the memory card. Editing Headphones cannot be used during analog line-in recording. Depending on the signal sent from the connected device, dubbing may not work properly (e.g. signals that include copyright protective signals or anomalous signals such as ghost signals). 109 DV Dubbing You can input video from other digital video devices via the DV terminal, and record the input video on the tape in the camcorder. You can also record the input video as a movie or still image on a memory card. Connecting Refer also to the instruction manual of the connected device. Digital video device (e.g. camcorder) Signal flow Commercially available DV cable Dubbing CAMERA PLAY (VCR) CARD CAMERA CARD PLAY 1. Set the camcorder to PLAY (VCR) mode and load a blank cassette. If “AV DV” is displayed, change the setting ( 73). 2. Connected device: Load the recorded cassette. 3. Press the REC PAUSE button. You can check the picture on the screen. 4. Connected Device: Play back the tape. 5. Press the / button when the scene you wish to record appears. Recording starts. 6. Press the • Press the • Press the button to stop recording. / / button to pause recording. button again to restart recording. 7. Connected Device: Stop playback. Recording the Input Video on a Memory Card The size of the still image recorded on the memory card will be 640 x 480. The still image quality and the movie size can be selected. CAMERA PLAY (VCR) CARD CAMERA 1. Set the camcorder to PLAY (VCR) mode. • If a cassette is loaded, make sure that the tape is stopped. • If “AV DV” is displayed, change the setting ( 73). 110 CARD PLAY 2. Selecting the still image quality: Press the FUNC. button. Select the still image quality symbol followed by a setting option and press the FUNC. button. Selecting the movie size: Press the FUNC. button. Select the movie size symbol followed by a setting option and press the FUNC. menu. 3. Connected device: Load a recorded cassette and play back the tape. E When recording a still image: 4. Press the PHOTO button halfway when the scene you wish to record appears. • The still image, remaining image capacity and other information appear. • When you press the PHOTO button on the wireless controller, recording starts immediately. 5. Press the PHOTO button fully. The card access indicator flashes. When recording a movie: 4. Press the start/stop button when the scene you wish to record appears. Pressing the start/stop button again stops recording. We recommend powering the camcorder from a household power source. An image recorded from an image in widescreen mode will be vertically compressed. The data code of the image will reflect the date and time it has been recorded on the memory card. Editing Blank sections may be recorded as anomalous picture. If the picture does not appear, reconnect the DV cable or turn the camcorder off and back on again. Do not connect any devices to the camcorder’s USB terminal. You can only record signals from devices with the logo recording in SD system in SP or LP format. (Note that signals from identically shaped terminals may be of different format ( 139).) Copyright Signal Certain software tapes are copyright protected. If you attempt to play back such tape, “COPYRIGHT PROTECTED PLAYBACK IS RESTRICTED” appears and you will not be able to view the contents of the tape. If you attempt to record from such tape via the DV terminal, “COPYRIGHT PROTECTED DUBBING RESTRICTED” appears and you will not be able to record the contents of the tape. 111 Converting Analog Signals into Digital Signals (Analog-Digital Converter) By connecting the camcorder to a VCR or 8mm video camcorder, you can convert analog video/audio signals to digital signals and output the digital signals via the DV terminal. The DV terminal serves as output terminal only. Connecting the Devices Turn off all devices before starting the connections. Unload the tape from the camcorder. Refer also to the instruction manual of the connected device. You can also connect a VCR with S (S1)-VIDEO terminal ( 44). VIDEO L Signal flow STV-250N Stereo Video Cable (supplied) AUDIO R Digital video device Signal flow Commercially available DV cable 112 Turning On the Analog-Digital Converter CAMERA PLAY (VCR) CARD CAMERA CARD PLAY E OPTURA60 MENU ( 71) VCR SETUP AV DV/ •••••OFF OPTURA50 AV DV•••••••••OFF Press the MENU button and select [VCR SETUP]. Select [AV DV/ (OPTURA60) or [AV DV] (OPTURA50), set it to [ON] and press the MENU button. Headphones cannot be used. Depending on the signal sent from the connected device, the conversion from analog to digital signals might not work properly (e.g., signals that include copyright protective signals or anomalous signals such as ghost signals). For normal use, set [AV DV/ (OPTURA60) or [AV DV] (OPTURA50) to [OFF]. If it is set to [ON], digital signals cannot be input via the camcorder’s DV terminal. Depending on the software and the specifications of your computer, you may not be able to transfer converted signals via the DV terminal. Editing We recommend powering the camcorder from a household power source. Users of Windows XP with Hi-Speed USB 2.0 port can output the signals to a computer using the USB cable by installing the Canon USB Video Driver ( 131). 113 Audio Dubbing You can add sound from audio devices (AUDIO IN) or with the built-in or an external microphone (MIC. IN). This function is operated with the wireless controller. Connecting Connecting an Audio Device Refer also to the instruction manual of the connected device. Audio device (e.g. CD player) Signal flow L AUDIO STV-250N Stereo Video Cable (supplied) R Connecting a Microphone See Recording with an External Microphone ( 56). Dubbing CAMERA MENU ( 71) PLAY (VCR) AUDIO SETUP CARD CAMERA CARD PLAY AUDIO DUB.•••AUDIO IN 1. Set the camcorder to PLAY (VCR) mode and load a recorded cassette. Use a tape recorded in SP, 12-bit mode with this camcorder. 2. Press the MENU button and select [AUDIO SETUP]. Select [AUDIO DUB.], set it to [AUDIO IN] or [MIC. IN] and press the MENU button. 3. Locate the scene you wish to start audio dubbing. 4. Press the PAUSE button on the wireless controller. 5. Press the AUDIO DUB. button on the wireless controller. “AUDIO DUB.” and “ 6. Press the PAUSE dubbing. ” appear. button on the wireless controller to begin • Audio device: Begin playback. • Microphone: Speak into the microphone. 7. Press the STOP button on the wireless controller to stop dubbing. Audio device: Stop playback. 114 Use only tapes recorded in SP mode 12-bit audio sound with this camcorder. Audio dubbing will stop if the tape has a blank section or a section recorded in LP mode or 16-bit mode. When using the built-in microphone, do not connect any devices to the MIC terminal (OPTURA60: or the advanced accessory shoe). OPTURA60: When using the DM-50 Directional Stereo Microphone, do not connect any devices to the MIC terminal. You cannot use the DV terminal for audio dubbing. If you add sound to a tape not recorded with this camcorder, sound quality may decrease. Sound quality may decrease when you add sound to the same scene for more than 3 times. E You can check the picture on the LCD screen. When you connect an audio device, check the sound via built-in speaker or audio device. You can also connect a TV via S-video terminal. When you use a microphone, you can check the picture on a TV connected via the AV terminal and the sound via headphones connected to the TV. When you connect a TV via S-video terminal, you can check the picture on the TV screen and the sound with headphones connected to the camcorder. Set the zero set memory at the end of the scene you wish to dub audio. The camcorder will automatically stop audio dubbing at that point. Editing 115 Playing Back the Added Sound You can select to play back Stereo 1 (original sound), Stereo 2 (added sound), or adjust the balance of both sounds. CAMERA MENU ( 71) PLAY (VCR) AUDIO SETUP CARD CAMERA CARD PLAY 12bit AUDIO•••STEREO1 1. Press the MENU button and select [AUDIO SETUP]. Select [12bit AUDIO], select a setting and press the MENU button. • • • • STEREO1: Plays back the original sound. STEREO2: Plays back the added sound. MIX/FIXED: Plays back stereo 1 and stereo 2 in the same level. MIX/VARI.: Plays back stereo 1 and stereo 2. The mix balance can be adjusted. 2. If you have selected [MIX/VARI.], adjust the mix level: Press the MENU button and select [AUDIO SETUP]. Select [MIX BALANCE], adjust the balance with the SET dial and press the MENU button. Turn the SET dial down to increase the volume of Stereo 1 and up to increase the volume of Stereo 2. The camcorder resets to [STEREO1] when you turn the camcorder off. However, the mix balance is memorized by the camcorder. 116 Recording from the Tape on a Memory Card E You can record movies or still images from a tape in the camcorder. Recording a Movie from the Tape The movie size can be selected. CAMERA ( PLAY (VCR) CARD CAMERA CARD PLAY 320x240 57) 1. Selecting the movie size: Press the FUNC. button. Select the movie size symbol followed by a setting option and press the FUNC. menu. 2. Press the start/stop button when the scene you wish to record appears. Pressing the start/stop button again stops recording. The data code of the movie will reflect the date and time it has been recorded on the memory card. An image recorded from an image in widescreen mode will be vertically compressed. Recording a Still Image from the Tape CAMERA ( 57) PLAY (VCR) S CARD CAMERA Editing The size of the still image recorded on the memory card will be 640 x 480. The still image quality can be selected. CARD PLAY FINE/640x480 1. Selecting the still images quality: Press the FUNC. button. Select the still image quality symbol followed by a setting option and press the FUNC. menu. 2. Press the PHOTO button halfway when the scene you wish to record appears. • The camcorder pauses playback. The remaining image capacity and other information appear. • When you press the PHOTO button on the wireless controller, recording starts immediately. 117 3. Press the PHOTO button fully. • The card access indicator flashes. • You can also record a still image by pressing the PHOTO button fully when the tape is in playback pause mode. An image recorded from an image in widescreen mode will be vertically compressed. The data code of the image will reflect the date and time it has been recorded on the memory card. 118 Printing Still Images Printing You can print still images by connecting the camcorder to a printer with direct print function. You can also use the print order settings for direct printing ( 128). E Following printers can be connected to your camcorder: PictBridge compatible SELPHY CP/ SELPHY DS/PIXMA printers Canon Printers Bubble Jet Direct compatible PIXMA printers Direct Print compatible CP printer PictBridge compliant non-Canon Printer Connecting the Printer to the Camcorder Printer with direct print function Printing 1. Turn off the camcorder and insert a memory card that contains still images. 2. Turn on the printer. 3. Set the camcorder to CARD PLAY mode. 4. Connect the camcorder to the printer using the cable. • appears and changes to , or . Does not appear with movies, or still images that cannot be played back with the camcorder. • The (print/share) button lights up and the current print setting will be displayed for approx. 6 seconds. If continues to flash (for more than 1 minute) or if , or does not appear, the camcorder is not correctly connected to the printer. In such case, disconnect the cable from camcorder and printer, turn off camcorder and printer, turn both back on and reconnect the camcorder to the printer. 119 A “ ” will display for images that cannot be printed. Refer to the instruction manual of each printer for information on which interface cable to use with the camcorder. The Canon CP-Printers CP-10 and CP-100 are supplied with two direct interface cables. Use the cable with the USB logo on the connector (DIF-100). We recommend powering the camcorder from a household power source. Refer also to the instruction manual of the respective printer. The print setting menu may differ slightly depending on the connected printer. Printing with the (Print/Share) Button You can print an image without changing the settings by simply pressing the share) button. CAMERA PLAY (VCR) CARD CAMERA (print/ CARD PLAY 1. Select the still image you wish to print with the CARD +/– button. 2. Press the (print/share) button. • Printing starts. The button flashes and glows steadily when printing is complete. • If you wish to continue printing, select another still image with the CARD +/– button. Printing after Selecting the Print Settings You can select the number of copies and other settings for printing. The setting options vary depending on your printer model. 1. Press the SET dial. • The print setting menu appears. • Depending on the printer, the message “BUSY.” may appear before the camcorder displays the print setting menu. 2. Select the print settings ( 122). 3. Turn the SET dial to select [PRINT] and press the SET dial. • Printing starts. The print setting menu disappears when printing is complete. • If you wish to continue printing, select another still image with the CARD +/– button. 120 Images not recorded with this camcorder, uploaded from a computer, edited on a computer and images whose file names have been changed may not be printed correctly. Observe the following precautions during printing: - Do not turn off the camcorder or the printer. - Do not change the position of the TAPE/CARD switch. - Do not detach the cable. - Do not open the memory card cover or remove the memory card. If the message “BUSY.” does not disappear, disconnect the cable from camcorder and printer and reconnect the camcorder to the printer. Printing Cancel Printing Press the SET dial during printing. A confirmation dialog appears. Select [OK] and press the SET dial. - Canon PIXMA/SELPHY DS printers: Printing stops even if it is incomplete and the paper is fed through. - Canon CP printers: A print in progress cannot be stopped. Printing stops when the current print is finished, and the remaining prints are canceled. Printing Errors If an error occurs during the printing process, an error message appears ( 142). - Canon PIXMA/SELPHY DS printers: Resolve the error. When printing does not resume automatically, select [CONTINUE] and press the SET dial. If [CONTINUE] cannot be selected, select [STOP], press the SET dial and retry printing. Refer also to the printer manual for details. - Canon CP printers: Select [STOP] or [RESUME] and press the SET dial. (The [RESUME] setting may not appear with some error messages. In that case, select [STOP].) Refer also to the printer manual for details. - If the error still persists and printing does not restart, follow below procedure: 1. Disconnect the cable. 2. Turn the POWER switch of the camcorder to OFF and back to PLAY (VCR). 3. Reconnect the cable. When you have finished printing: 1. Disconnect the cable from the camcorder and printer. 2. Turn off the camcorder. E 121 Selecting the Print Settings The procedure for selecting the number of copies is common to all printers. Other print setting procedures vary depending on your printer model. Check which icon appears in the upper left corner of the camcorder screen after connecting, and refer to the relevant pages accordingly. 122 124 125 Selecting the Number of Copies A maximum of 99 copies can be selected for one still image. 1. In the print setting menu, turn the SET dial to select (COPIES) and press the SET dial. 2. Turn the SET dial to select the number of copies and press the SET dial. Setting the Print Style PAPER PAPER SIZE PAPER TYPE PAGE LAYOUT (date print) (print effect) Available paper sizes vary depending on the printer model. PHOTO, FAST PHOTO, DEFAULT BORDERLESS, BORDERED, 2-UP, 4-UP, 8-UP, 9-UP, 16-UP, DEFAULT ON, OFF, DEFAULT ON, OFF, VIVID, NR, VIVID+NR, DEFAULT Print setting options and [DEFAULT] settings vary depending on the printer model. For details, refer to the instruction manual of your printer. [BORDERED]: The image area remains relatively unchanged from the recorded image when it is printed. [BORDERLESS]: The center portion of the recorded image is printed at an enlarged size. The image’s top, bottom and sides may be cropped slightly. [VIVID], [VIVID+NR] and [NR] can be selected with Canon PIXMA/SELPHY DS printers. When you use 10 x 15 cm (4" x 6") size paper, you can select the layout from [2-UP], [4-UP], [8-UP], [9-UP] and [16-UP]. 122 Paper Settings 1. In the print setting menu, turn the SET dial to select [PAPER] and press the SET dial. E 2. Turn the SET dial to select the paper size and press the SET dial. Select the paper size of the paper set in your printer. 3. Turn the SET dial to select the paper type and press the SET dial. Select the paper type of the paper set in your printer. 4. Turn the SET dial to select a layout option and press the SET dial. Including the Date in the Print 1. In the print setting menu, turn the SET dial to select (date) and press the SET dial. Printing 2. Turn the SET dial to select a date print option and press the SET dial. 123 Setting the Print Effect (Image Optimize) This function uses the camcorder's recording information to optimize the image data, yielding high quality prints. 1. In the print setting menu, turn the SET dial to select (print effect) and press the SET dial. 2. Turn the SET dial to select a setting and press the SET dial. Setting the Print Style PAPER BORDERS BORDERLESS BORDERED CARD #1*, CARD #2*, CARD #3*, LTR, A4 For details on paper type, refer to the Printer User Guide. Prints right to the edges of the page. Prints with a border. * Recommended paper size [BORDERED]: The image area remains relatively unchanged from the recorded image when it is printed. [BORDERLESS]: The center portion of the recorded image is printed at an enlarged size. The image’s top, bottom and sides may be cropped slightly. 1. In the print setting menu, turn the SET dial to select [STYLE] and press the SET dial. 2. Make sure that the SET dial. 124 (PAPER) is selected and press 3. Turn the SET dial to select the paper size and press the SET dial. • Select the paper size of the paper set in your printer. • Pressing the MENU button brings you back to the print settings menu. 4. Turn the SET dial to select press the SET dial. E (BORDERS) and 5. Turn the SET dial to select a borders option and press the SET dial. Pressing the MENU button brings you back to the print settings menu. Setting the Print Style IMAGE BORDERS DATE STANDARD MULTIPLE BORDERLESS BORDERED ON OFF Prints 1 still image per page. Prints 8 copies of the same still image on one page. Prints right to the edges of the page. Prints with a border. Prints with date. Prints without date. Printing The [BORDERS] and [DATE] settings cannot be selected when [IMAGE] is set to [MULTIPLE]. [BORDERED]: The image area remains relatively unchanged from the recorded image when it is printed. [BORDERLESS]/[MULTIPLE]: The center portion of the recorded image is printed at an enlarged size. The image’s top, bottom and sides may be cropped slightly. [MULTIPLE] can only be selected when printing on card size paper. The date print function is not supported by the CP Printers CP-10 and CP-100. 1. In the print setting menu, turn the SET dial to select [STYLE] and press the SET dial. 125 Selecting the Image Style 2. Make sure that the SET dial. (IMAGE) is selected and press 3. Turn the SET dial to select the image style and press the SET dial. Pressing the MENU button brings you back to the print settings menu. Selecting the Borders 2. Turn the SET dial to select press the SET dial. (BORDERS) and 3. Turn the SET dial to select a borders option and press the SET dial. Pressing the MENU button brings you back to the print settings menu. Including the Date 2. Turn the SET Dial to select SET dial. (DATE) and press the 3. Turn the SET dial to select a date option and press the SET dial. Pressing the MENU button brings you back to the print settings menu. 126 Trimming Settings Set the print style before you start with the trimming settings. 1. In the print setting menu, turn the SET dial to select [TRIMMING] and press the SET dial. E The trimming frame appears. 2. Change the size of the trimming frame. • Move the zoom lever toward T to shrink the frame, and toward W to enlarge the frame. • To cancel the trimming settings, move the zoom lever toward W until the trimming frame disappears. 3. Move the trimming frame. • Turn the SET dial to move the frame. Press the SET dial to switch between the directions (up/down or right/left) and the orientation of the frame (vertical/horizontal). • Pressing the MENU button brings you back to the print settings menu. Printing About the color of the trimming frame (Canon CP printers only): - White: No trimming settings. - Green: Recommended trimming size. (The trimming frame may not appear in green depending on the image size, paper size or borders settings.) - Red: The image is magnified beyond recommended size. The image will be printed coarsely. The trimming setting applies only to one image. The trimming setting is canceled with the following operations: - When you turn off the camcorder. - When you disconnect the interface cable. - When you expand the trimming frame beyond its maximum size. 127 Printing with Print Order Settings You can select still images for printing and set the number of copies. These print order settings are compatible with the Digital Print Order Format (DPOF) standards and can be used for printing on DPOF compatible printers ( 119). A maximum of 998 still images can be selected. Selecting Still Images for Printing (Print Order) Do not connect a USB or DV cable to the camcorder while setting the print orders. CAMERA ( 1. 2. 3. 4. PLAY (VCR) CARD CAMERA CARD PLAY PRINT ORDER 57) Press the FUNC. button. Select [ PRINT ORDER] and press the SET dial. Select the number of copies and press the SET dial. Press the FUNC. button. To cancel the print order, set the number of copies to 0 in step 2. Selecting in Index Screen Display CAMERA MENU ( 71) PLAY (VCR) CARD OPERATIONS CARD CAMERA CARD PLAY PRINT ORDER 1. Move the zoom lever toward W. • Up to 6 images appear. • Select the image you wish to print. 2. Press the MENU button and select [CARD OPERATIONS]. Select [ PRINT ORDER]. 3. Press the SET dial and set the number of copies with the SET dial. “ ” appears on the image. 4. Press the MENU button. To cancel the print order, set the number of copies to 0. 128 Erasing All Print Orders CAMERA PLAY (VCR) CARD CAMERA CARD PLAY E MENU ( CARD OPERATIONS 71) PRINT ORDERS ALL ERASE 1. Press the MENU button and select [CARD OPERATIONS]. 2. Select [ PRINT ORDERS ALL ERASE]. “ERASE ALL PRINT ORDERS?”, [NO] and [YES] appears. 3. Select [YES]. All “ ” disappear. 4. Press the MENU button. Printing CAMERA MENU ( 71) PLAY (VCR) CARD CAMERA CARD PLAY PRINT 1. Connect the printer to the camcorder ( 119). 2. Press the MENU button and select [ PRINT]. • The print setting menu appears. • “SET PRINT ORDER” appears, when you connect a printer with direct print function and select [ PRINT] without having set the print order. 3. Make sure that [PRINT] is selected and press the SET dial. Printing starts. The print setting menu disappears when printing is complete. Printing Depending on the connected printer, you can select style or paper settings before step 3. Cancel Printing/Printing Errors ( 121) Restarting Printing Open the CARD PLAY menu and select [ PRINT]. Select [RESUME] or [CONTINUE] in the print setting menu and press the SET dial. The remaining images will be printed. Printing cannot be restarted in the following cases: - When you change the print order settings. - When you delete a still image with print order settings. 129 Transferring Video Recordings to a Computer Connecting to a PC Transferring Using a DV Cable You can transfer recordings to a computer equipped with a IEEE1394 (DV) terminal or IEEE1394 capture board. Use the editing software supplied with your computer/capture board to transfer video recording from tape to computer. Refer to the instruction manual of the software. A driver is preinstalled on Windows operating systems later than Windows 98 Second Edition and Mac operating systems later than Mac OS 9, and will be installed automatically. IEEE1394 (DV) terminal Commercially available DV cable 6-pin 4-pin Operation may not work correctly depending on the software and the specifications/settings of your computer. If the computer freezes while you have connected the camcorder, disconnect and reconnect the DV cable. If the problem persists, disconnect the interface cable, turn off camcorder and computer, turn camcorder and computer back on and reconnect them. Before connecting the camcorder to the computer using a DV cable make sure that camcorder and computer are not connected with a USB cable, and that no other 1394 device is connected to the computer. We recommend powering the camcorder from a household power source while it is connected to the computer. Refer also to the instruction manual of the computer. 130 Transferring Using a USB Cable Windows XP/Hi-Speed USB 2.0 Only Use a video editing software to transfer video recordings from the tape to the computer, edit them and upload them from the computer to the tape. You can also convert analog signals to digital signals and transfer them to the computer. To transfer video recordings to the computer, the Canon USB Video Driver and Windows Movie Maker 2 (version 2.0.3312.0) are required. For details, refer to the Digital Video Software Instruction Manual. CAMERA PLAY (VCR) CARD CAMERA E CARD PLAY 1. Install the Canon USB Video Driver. 2. Connect the power adapter to the camcorder. 3. Set the camcorder to PLAY (VCR) mode. When transferring video recordings from/to a tape, make sure that “AV DV” is not displayed. When using the analog-digital converter, make sure that “AV DV” is displayed. Change the settings as necessary ( 73). 4. Connect the camcorder to the computer using the USB cable. Operation may not work correctly depending on the software and the specifications/settings of your computer. Make sure that camcorder and computer are not connected with a DV cable before connecting the camcorder to the computer using the USB cable. Otherwise, the computer may not operate properly. Connecting to a PC 131 Transferring Memory Card Images to a Computer With the supplied USB cable and Digital Video Software, you can browse and archive images or arrange still images for printout. For details, refer to the Digital Video Software Instruction Manual. Users of Windows OS can also transfer images to the computer by simply pressing the (print/share) button ( 133). IFC-300PCU USB Cable (supplied) Do not disconnect the USB cable, open the memory card cover, remove the memory card, change the position of the TAPE/CARD switch or turn off the camcorder and computer while data is being transferred to the computer (while the camcorder’s card access indicator is flashing). Doing so may damage the memory card’s data. Operation may not work correctly depending on the software and the specifications/settings of your computer. The image files on your memory card and the image files saved on the hard disk drive of your computer are valuable, original data files. If you wish to use image files on your computer, make copies of them first, and use the copied file, retaining the original. Make sure that camcorder and computer are not connected with a DV cable before connecting the camcorder to the computer using the USB cable. Otherwise, the computer may not operate properly. We recommend powering the camcorder from a household power source while it is connected to the computer. Refer also to the computer instruction manual. Users of Windows XP and Mac OS X: Your camcorder is equipped with the standard Picture Transfer Protocol (PTP) allowing you to download still images (JPEG only) by simply connecting the camcorder to a computer via USB cable without installing the software from the DIGITAL VIDEO SOLUTION DISK. 132 Direct Transfer (Windows OS only) You can transfer images to the computer with the ALL IMAGES NEW IMAGES TRANSFER ORDERS SELECT & TRANSFER WALLPAPER (print/share) button. Transfers all images to the computer. Transfers only those images that have not yet been transferred to the computer. Transfers images with transfer orders to the computer. Allows you to select an image and transfers the selected image to the computer. Allows you to select a still image and transfers the selected image to the computer as wallpaper. E (print/share) button SET dial CARD + / – button Preparations The first time you connect the camcorder to the computer, you need to install the software and set the auto-launch setting. From the second time on, you only need to connect the camcorder to the computer to transfer images. CAMERA PLAY (VCR) CARD CAMERA CARD PLAY 1. Install the supplied Digital Video Software. See Installing the Software in the Digital Video Software Instruction Manual. See Connecting the Camcorder to a Computer in the Digital Video Software Instruction Manual. 4. Set the auto-launch setting. • See Starting CameraWindow in the Digital Video Software Instruction Manual. • The direct transfer menu appears on the camcorder screen and the button lights up. Connecting to a PC 2. Set the camcorder to CARD PLAY mode. 3. Connect the camcorder to the computer using the USB cable. 133 Transferring Images (ALL IMAGES, NEW IMAGES, TRANSFER ORDERS) To transfer images with transfer order, you need to set the transfer orders ( CAMERA PLAY (VCR) CARD CAMERA 135). CARD PLAY 1. Turn the SET dial to select [ ALL IMAGES], [ NEW IMAGES] or [ TRANSFER ORDERS]. 2. Press the button. • The images are transferred to the computer and displayed in the Main Window of ZoomBrowser EX. • The camcorder displays the transfer menu when transfer is complete. • To cancel transfer, turn the SET dial to select [CANCEL] and press the SET dial, or press the MENU button. Transferring Images (SELECT & TRANSFER, WALLPAPER) CAMERA PLAY (VCR) CARD CAMERA CARD PLAY 1. Turn the SET dial to select [ SELECT & TRANSFER] or [ WALLPAPER]. 2. Press the button. 3. Select the image you wish to transfer with the CARD+/– button. 4. Press the button. •[ SELECT & TRANSFER]: The selected image is transferred to the computer and displayed in the Main Window of ZoomBrowser EX. To continue transferring, select another image with the CARD+/– button. • [ WALLPAPER]: The selected image is transferred to the computer and displayed on the desktop. • Pressing the MENU button brings you back to the transfer menu. You can press the SET dial in place of the button. With [ ALL IMAGES], [ NEW IMAGES] or [ TRANSFER ORDERS], a confirmation message appears. Turn the SET dial to select [OK] and press the SET dial. When transferring with the button, the camcorder retains the transfer setting even if you change the position of the POWER switch. When the camcorder is connected to the computer and screen to select images displays, press the MENU button. The transfer menu will display. When the protect switch of the SD Memory Card is activated during image transfer, the images will not be marked as “already transferred”, and will be transferred again when you select [ NEW IMAGES] later. 134 Selecting Images for Transfer (Transfer Order) You can select images for transfer to the computer. These transfer settings are compatible with the Digital Print Order Format (DPOF) standards. A maximum of 998 images can be selected. E Do not connect a USB or DV cable to the camcorder while setting the transfer orders. CAMERA ( PLAY (VCR) CARD CAMERA CARD PLAY TRANSFER ORDER 57) 1. Press the FUNC. button. 2. Select [ TRANSFER ORDER] followed by [ON] and press the SET dial. 3. Press the FUNC. button. To cancel the transfer order, select [OFF] in step 2. Selecting in Index Screen Display CAMERA MENU ( 71) PLAY (VCR) CARD OPERATIONS CARD CAMERA CARD PLAY TRANSFER ORDER 1. Move the zoom lever toward W. Up to 6 images appear. 2. Press the MENU button and select [CARD OPERATIONS]. Select [ TRANSFER ORDER]. 3. Press the SET dial on the image you wish to transfer. “ ” appears on the image. 4. Press the MENU button. To cancel the transfer order, press the SET dial again. CAMERA MENU ( 71) PLAY (VCR) CARD OPERATIONS CARD CAMERA CARD PLAY TRANS.ORDERS ALL ERASE Connecting to a PC Erasing All Transfer Orders 1. Press the MENU button and select [CARD OPERATIONS]. 2. SELECT [ TRANS.ORDERS ALL ERASE]. “ERASE ALL TRANSFER ORDERS?”, [NO] and [YES] appears. 3. Select [YES]. All “ ” disappear. 4. Press the MENU button. 135 Using the NETWORK Mode (DV Messenger Version 2) With the Windows XP dedicated DV Network Software (DV Messenger), you can operate your camcorder from the computer, perform videoconferences using the camcorder or remotely access the camcorder at home using the Internet. Download the DV Messenger and the DV Network Software Instruction Manual from the following homepage. Refer to the DV Network Software Instruction Manual for details. www.canondv.com www.canon.ca www.canon-asia.com Power switch UNLOCK button Preparation for Using DV Messenger 1. Start the computer. 2. Install DV Messenger. If you wish to connect the camcorder using a USB cable, you also need to install the Canon USB Video Driver ( 131). 3. Connect the power adapter to the camcorder. 4. Press the UNLOCK button and turn the POWER switch to NETWORK. 5. Connect the camcorder to the computer using a USB cable or DV cable. “NETWORK MODE” appears on the camcorder screen. 6. Start DV Messenger. In NETWORK mode, the camcorder can only be operated from the computer, except for the following functions: - When the DV Messenger [CAMERA] control panel is displayed: Zoom and focus (when DV Messenger set to autofocus) - When the DV Messenger [VCR] control panel is displayed: Volume adjustment of the built-in speaker Following functions cannot be used with DV Messenger. - Image stabilizer - Digital zoom - Flash The camcorder cannot be operated with the wireless controller. 136 Troubleshooting Trouble? If you have a problem with your camcorder, refer to this checklist. Consult your dealer or a Canon Service Center if the problem persists. E Power Source Problem Camcorder will not turn on. Solution Battery pack is exhausted. Replace or charge the battery pack. 18 Attach the battery pack correctly. Cassette compartment will not open. 18 Battery pack is exhausted. Replace or charge the battery pack. 18 Power save function has been activated. Turn on the camcorder. The camcorder switches off by itself. 30 Battery pack is exhausted. Replace or charge the battery pack. 18 Open the cassette compartment cover fully. 21 Cassette compartment stopped during loading/ unloading. Battery pack is exhausted. Replace or charge the battery pack. 18 LCD/viewfinder switches on and off. Battery pack is exhausted. Replace or charge the battery pack. 18 Battery pack will not charge. Charge the battery pack in temperatures between 32 °F and 104 °F (0 °C and 40 °C). – Battery packs become hot with use and may not charge. Wait until the battery pack temperature is below 104 °F (40 °C) and retry charging. – The battery pack is damaged. Use a different battery pack. – Recording/Playback Problem Buttons will not work. Solution 30 Load a cassette. 21 Abnormal characters appear on the screen. The camcorder does not operate properly. This camcorder uses a microcomputer. External noise or static electricity may cause abnormal characters to appear on the screen. In such case, disconnect the power source and reconnect it after a short time. If the problem still persists, disconnect the power source and press the RESET button with a pointed item. Pressing the RESET button resets all settings. – “ ” flashes on the screen. Load a cassette. 21 “ ” flashes on the screen. Battery pack is exhausted. Replace or charge the battery pack. 18 “ ” flashes on the screen. Trouble? Turn on the camcorder. Condensation is detected. See reference page. 140 “REMOVE THE CASSETTE” appears on the screen. Unload and reload the cassette. 21 The wireless controller will not work. Set [WL.REMOTE] to [ON]. 75 The battery of the wireless controller is exhausted. Replace the battery. 25 137 Recording Problem Solution “ ” flashes red on the screen. The camcorder malfunctions. Consult a Canon Service Center. – Image will not appear on the screen. Set the camcorder to CAMERA mode. 30 “SET THE TIME ZONE, DATE AND TIME” appears on the screen. Set the time zone, date and time. 28 Recharge the built-in lithium battery and set the time zone, date and time. 146 Pressing the start/stop button will not start recording. Set the camcorder to CAMERA mode. 30 21 Tape reached the end (“ END” flashes on the screen). Rewind the tape or replace the cassette. 21 Cassette is protected (“ ” flashes on the screen). Change the position of the protect switch. Camcorder will not focus. Load a cassette. 145 Autofocus does not work on that subject. Focus manually. 53 Adjust the viewfinder with the dioptric adjustment lever. 23 Lens is dirty. Clean the lens. 149 A vertical light bar appears on the screen. Bright light in a dark scene may cause a vertical light bar (smear) to appear. This is not a malfunction. – Viewfinder picture is blurred. Adjust the viewfinder with the dioptric adjustment lever. 23 Sound is distorted. When recording near loud sounds (such as fireworks, drums or concerts), sound may become distorted. Sound may be recorded properly when you set [MIC ATT] to [ON] in the menu, or when you adjust the audio recording level manually. 78 Sound is recorded in a lower level than the actual level. When recording near loud sounds (such as fireworks, drums or concerts), sound may be recorded not in the actual sound level. Sound may be recorded properly when you adjust the audio recording level manually. 78 Set [MIC ATT] to [OFF] in the menu. 74 Playback Problem Pressing the playback button does not start playback. Solution Set the camcorder to PLAY (VCR) mode. 39 Load a cassette. 21 Tape reached the end (“ Rewind the tape. END” flashes on the screen). Image will not appear on the TV screen. Set [AV/PHONES Tape is running, but image will not appear on the TV screen. TV/VIDEO selector on the TV is not set to VIDEO. Set the selector to VIDEO. 43 Video heads are dirty. Clean the video heads. 148 Set [AV [OFF]. DV/ to [AV] in the menu. 39 (OPTURA60) or [AV 43 DV] (OPTURA50) to 73 You attempted to play back or dub copyright protected tape. Stop playback/dubbing. No sound from the built-in speaker. Speaker volume is turned off. Adjust the volume with the SET dial. 42 Noise comes out of the headphones. 138 – Set [AV/PHONES 42 to [PHONES . Problem The tape stops during playback pause. Solution When playback pause continues for more than 4 minutes 30 seconds during playback or audio dubbing, the camcorder shuts off to protect tape and video heads. Playback the tape again and press the / pause button. – E Memory Card Operation Problem Solution Memory card cannot be inserted. Memory card was not facing the correct direction. Turn the memory card over and reinsert it. Memory card cannot be recorded. Insert a memory card. 22 Memory card is full. Replace the memory card or erase images. 104 Memory card is not formatted. Format the memory card. 105 File number reached maximum value. Set [FILE NOS.] to [RESET] and insert a new memory card. 73 SD Memory Card is protected. Change the position of the protect switch. 22 Memory card cannot be played back. Image cannot be erased. 22 Set the camcorder to CARD PLAY mode. 41 Insert a memory card. 22 “ ” flashes red. Image is protected. Cancel the protection. 103 SD memory card is protected. Change the position of the protect switch. 22 Card error occurred. Turn off the camcorder. Remove and reinsert the memory card. Format the memory card if flashing persists. 105 Printing Problem The printer is not operating even though camcorder and printer are correctly connected. Solution 1. Set the camcorder to CARD PLAY mode. 2. Disconnect and reconnect the USB cable. 3. Turn off the printer and turn it back on. – Editing Solution Set [AV [OFF]. DV/ (OPTURA60) or [AV DV] (OPTURA50) to Wrong signal format. Dubbing may work via the AV terminal. Refer also to the instruction manual of the connected device. 73 – Trouble? Problem Dubbing via the camcorder’s DV terminal does not work. 139 Condensation Moving the camcorder rapidly between hot and cold temperature 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 from an air-conditioned room to warm, humid place When the camcorder is moved from a cold place to a warm room When the camcorder is left in a humid room When a cold room is heated rapidly How to avoid condensation: Unload the cassette, place the camcorder in an airtight plastic bag and let it adjust to temperature changes slowly before removing it from the bag. When condensation is detected: The camcorder stops operating and the warning message “CONDENSATION HAS BEEN DETECTED” appears for approx. 4 seconds and “ ” starts flashing. If a cassette is loaded, the warning message “REMOVE THE CASSETTE” appears and “ ” starts flashing. Remove the cassette immediately and leave the cassette compartment open. Leaving the cassette in the camcorder may damage the tape. A cassette cannot be loaded when condensation is detected. Resuming use: It takes about 1 hour until the water droplets evaporate. After the condensation warning stops flashing, wait for 1 more hour before resuming use. 140 List of Messages Message Explanation SET THE TIME ZONE, DATE AND TIME You have not set the time zone, date and time. This message appears each time you turn the power on until you set the time zone, date and time. 28 CHANGE THE BATTERY PACK Battery pack is exhausted. Replace or charge the battery pack. E 18 145 REMOVE THE CASSETTE Camcorder stopped operating to protect the tape. Unload and reload the cassette. 21 CHECK THE INPUT DV cable or USB cable is not connected, or the connected digital device is turned off. 110 131 CONDENSATION HAS BEEN DETECTED Condensation has been detected in the camcorder. 140 CONDENSATION HAS BEEN DETECTED REMOVE THE CASSETTE Condensation has been detected in the camcorder. Unload the cassette. 140 TAPE END Tape reached the end. Rewind the tape or replace the cassette. – CHECK THE CASSETTE [WRONG FORMAT] You attempted to perform audio dubbing on a tape recorded in HDV format. – WRONG FORMAT PLAYBACK NOT POSSIBLE You attempted to play back a tape recorded in HDV format. – CHECK THE CASSETTE [REC MODE] You attempted to perform audio dubbing on a tape recorded in a mode other than the SP mode. 114 CHECK THE CASSETTE [AUDIO MODE] You attempted to perform audio dubbing on a tape recorded in 16bit or 12-bit 4-channel sound. 114 CHECK THE CASSETTE [BLANK] You attempted to perform audio dubbing on a tape with a blank section. 114 HEADS DIRTY, USE CLEANING CASSETTE Video heads are dirty. Clean the video heads. 148 COPYRIGHT PROTECTED PLAYBACK IS RESTRICTED You attempted to play back a copyright protected tape. 111 COPYRIGHT PROTECTED DUBBING RESTRICTED You attempted to dub a copyright protected tape. May also appear when an anomalous signal is received during analog line-in recording. 111 Memory Card Related Messages Message Trouble? THE TAPE IS SET FOR Cassette is protected. Replace the cassette or change the ERASURE PREVENTION position of the protect switch. Explanation NO CARD Memory card not is inserted into the camcorder. 22 THE MEMORY CARD COVER IS OPEN Close the card cover. 22 THE CARD IS SET FOR SD Memory Card is set for erasure prevention. Replace the card ERASURE PREVENTION or change the position of the protect switch. 22 NO IMAGES – No images are recorded on the memory card. 141 Message Explanation CARD ERROR A memory card error occurred. The camcorder cannot record or play back the image. The error may be temporary. If the message disappears after 4 seconds an “ ” flashes red, turn the camcorder off, remove the card and reinsert the card. If “ ” changes to green, you can continue recording/playback. – CARD FULL No remaining capacity on the memory card. Replace with another card or erase images. – NAMING ERROR File or folder number has reached the maximum value. – UNIDENTIFIABLE IMAGE Image is not recorded with JPEG compression, or with a compression not compatible with the camcorder, or the image file is corrupted. – TRANSFER ORDER ERROR You attempted to set more than 998 transfer orders. 135 CANNOT TRANSFER! You attempted to transfer a movie file as wallpaper. 134 THIS IMAGE CANNOT BE RECORDED Some analog images cannot be recorded on the memory card depending on the signal. – NOW CREATING START- The start-up image is being made. UP IMAGE – THIS IMAGE CANNOT BE USED AS START-UP IMAGE You attempted to use an image recorded with another camcorder, recorded with a compression not compatible with this camcorder, or that has been edited on a computer. 82 TOO MANY STILL IMAGES DISCONNECT USB CABLE Disconnect the USB cable, decrease the number of still images on the memory card to less than 1800. If a dialog appeared on the computer screen, close it. Reconnect the USB cable. – Direct Print Related Messages Following messages may appear on the camcorder screen. On printers equipped with an operation panel or printer that can be connected to a TV, an error number or message displays on the panel or TV monitor. Refer to the printer manual for the remedies corresponding to the error numbers or messages. Message Explanation PAPER ERROR There is a problem with the paper. Wrong paper size is inserted, the ink cannot be used with the selected paper or paper output tray is open. NO PAPER Paper is not correctly inserted or there is no paper. If the printer is equipped with a photo paper cassette, specify the paper feed location using the Paper Feed switch. PAPER JAM The paper jammed during printing. Select [STOP] to cancel printing. After removing the paper, set some paper again and press the resume button on the printer. PAPER HAS BEEN CHANGED Paper size has been changed between print setting and start of printing. MEDIA TYPE ERROR You attempted to use a paper size/type that is not supported by the printer. INCOMPATIBLE PAPER SIZE You attempted to print on paper that cannot be used with the camcorder. INK ERROR The ink cartridge is not inserted or is out of ink. LOW INK LEVEL The ink cartridge needs to be replaced soon. Select [CONTINUE] to restart printing. INK CASSETTE ERROR 142 There is a problem with the ink. NO INK There is a problem with the ink cassette. Message Explanation PAPER AND INK DO NOT MATCH The ink cannot be used with the selected paper type. WASTE TANK FULL Waste tank is full. Select [CONTINUE] to restart printing. Consult your dealer or a Canon Service Center listed in the Contact List provided with the printer or the printer manual to replace the waste tank (waste ink absorber). FILE ERROR You attempted to print an image that was recorded with another camcorder, with a different compression, or was edited on a computer. CANNOT PRINT! You attempted to print an image that was recorded with another camcorder, with a different compression, or was edited on a computer. COULD NOT PRINT X IMAGES You attempted to use the print order settings to print X images that were recorded with another camcorder, with a different compression or were edited on a computer. SET You attempted to print an image from the CARD PLAY menu [ PRINT] without having set the print order. PRINT ORDER You attempted to set more than 998 still images in the print order. CANNOT TRIM You attempted to trim an image that was recorded with another camcorder. READJUST TRIMMING You changed the print style after you set the trimming settings. PRINTER ERROR Cancel printing. Turn off the printer and turn it back on. Check the printer status. If the error persists, consult your dealer or a Canon Service Center listed in the Contact List provided with the printer or the printer manual. PRINT ERROR Cancel printing, disconnect the USB cable and turn off the printer. After a while, turn the printer back on and reconnect the USB cable. Check the printer status. If the error persists, consult your dealer or a Canon Service Center listed in the Contact List provided with the printer or the printer manual. When you are printing using the button, check the print settings. HARDWARE ERROR Cancel printing. Turn off the printer and turn it back on. Check the printer status. If the printer is equipped with a battery, it might be exhausted. In such case, turn off the printer, replace the battery and turn it back on. If the error persists, consult your dealer or a Canon Service Center listed in the Contact List provided with the printer or the printer manual. RECHARGE THE PRINTER BATTERY The printer battery is depleted. COMMUNICATION ERROR The printer is experiencing a data transmission error. Cancel printing, disconnect the USB cable and turn off the printer. After a while, turn the printer back on and reconnect the USB cable. When you are printing using the button, check the print settings. Or, you attempted to print from a memory card that contains a large number of images. Reduce the number of images. CHECK PRINT SETTINGS The print setting cannot be used for printing with the Trouble? PRINT ORDER ERROR E button. PRINTER IN USE The printer is in use. Check the printer status. PRINTER WARMING UP Printer is warming up. If the message does not disappear after a few seconds, check the printer status. PAPER LEVER ERROR Paper lever error occurred. Adjust the paper selection lever to the proper position. PRINTER COVER OPEN Close the printer cover securely. NO PRINTHEAD No print head is installed in the printer or print head is defect. Refer to the instruction manual of your printer. 143 Handling Precautions Do’s & Don’ts Camcorder Do not carry the camcorder by the LCD panel or viewfinder. Do not leave the camcorder in places subject to high temperatures, such as a sunheated car, and high humidity. Do not use the camcorder near strong electric or magnetic fields such as above TVs, near plasma TVs or mobile phones. Do not point the lens or viewfinder at strong light sources. Do not leave the camcorder pointed at a bright subject. Do not use the camcorder in dusty or sandy places. Dust or sand getting inside the cassette or camcorder may cause damage. Dust and sand can also damage the lens. Attach the lens cap after use. The camcorder is not waterproof. Water, mud or salt getting inside the cassette or camcorder may cause damage. 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. Avoid sudden changes in temperature. Moving the camcorder rapidly between hot and cold temperatures may cause condensation to form on its internal surfaces ( 140). Battery Pack DANGER! Treat the battery pack with care. • Keep it away from fire (or it might explode). • Do not expose the battery pack to temperature higher than 140 °F (60 °C). Do not leave it near a heater or inside a car in hot weather. • Do not try to disassemble or modify it. • Do not drop or knock it. • Do not get it wet. Charged battery packs continue to discharge naturally. Therefore, charge them on the day of use, or the day before, to ensure a full charge. Attach the terminal cover whenever a battery pack is not in use. Contact to metallic objects may cause a short circuit and damage the battery pack. Dirty terminals may cause a poor contact between the battery pack and the camcorder. Wipe the terminals with a soft cloth. Since storing a charged battery pack for a long time (about 1 year) can shorten its lifecycle or affect performance, we recommend to discharge the battery pack fully and to store it in a dry place at temperatures no higher than 86 °F (30 °C). If you do not use the battery pack for long periods, charge and discharge it fully at least once a year. If you have more than 1 battery pack, perform these precautions at the same time for all battery packs. 144 Although the battery pack’s operating temperature range is from 32 °F to 104 °F (0 °C to 40 °C), the optimal range is from 50 °F to 86 °F (10 °C to 30 °C). At cold temperatures, performance will temporarily decline. Warm it in your pocket before use. Replace the battery pack if the usable time after full charge diminishes substantially at normal temperatures. E About the battery terminal cover The battery terminal cover has a [-shaped hole. This is useful when you wish to differentiate between charged and uncharged battery packs. For example, with charged battery packs, attach the terminal cover so that the [-shaped hole shows the blue label. Back side of the battery pack Terminal cover attached Charged Uncharged Cassette Protecting Tapes from Accidental Erasure To protect your recordings from accidental erasure, slide the tab on the cassette to SAVE or ERASE OFF. If you load a protected cassette in CAMERA mode, the message “THE TAPE IS SET FOR ERASURE PREVENTION” appears for approx. 4 seconds and “ ” starts flashing. If you wish to record on that cassette, change the position of the tab. REC SAVE Do’s & Don’ts Rewind tapes after use. If the tape becomes slack and damaged, it may cause picture and sound distortion. Return cassettes in the case and store them upright. Do not leave the cassette in the camcorder after use. Do not use spliced tapes or nonstandard cassettes as they may damage the camcorder. Do not use tapes that have been jammed as video heads may become dirty. Do not insert anything into the small holes of the cassette, or cover them with cellophane tape. Handle cassettes with care. Do not drop or subject them to severe impact as this may damage the cassettes. Rewind tapes from time to time if they are stored for a long time. With cassettes equipped with a memory function, metal plated terminals may become dirty with use. Clean the terminals with a cotton swab after about 10 times of loading/ unloading. The memory function is not supported by the camcorder. REC SAVE 145 Memory Card Format new memory cards with the camcorder. Memory cards formatted with other devices such as a computer may not operate correctly. We recommend saving backups of memory card images on your computer’s hard drive or other external memory device. Image data may be corrupted or lost due to memory card defects or exposure to static electricity. Canon Inc. makes no warranties for corrupted or lost data. Do not turn off the camcorder, disconnect the power source, open the memory card cover or remove the memory card while the card access indicator is flashing. 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 memory cards. Do not bend, drop, or subject memory cards to shocks and do not expose them to water. Moving a memory card rapidly between hot and cold temperatures may cause condensation to form on its external and internal surfaces. If condensation forms on the card, put it aside until the droplets have evaporated completely. Do not touch or expose the terminals to dust or dirt. Check the direction before inserting the memory card. Forcing a memory card backwards into the slot may damage the memory card or the camcorder. Do not remove the label from the memory card, or affix other labels on the memory card. Lithium Button Battery WARNING! • The battery used in this device may present a fire or chemical burn hazard if mistreated. Do not recharge, disassemble, heat above 212 °F (100 °C) or incinerate the battery. • Replace the battery with a CR2025 made by Panasonic, Hitachi Maxell, Sony, Sanyo, or with Duracell2025. Use of other batteries may present a risk of fire or explosion. Do not pick up the battery using tweezers or other metal tools as this will cause a short circuit. Wipe the battery with a clean dry cloth to ensure proper contact. Keep the battery out of reach of children. If it is swallowed, seek medical assistance immediately. The battery case may break and the battery fluids may damage stomach and intestines. Do not disassemble, heat or immerse the battery in water to avoid the risk of explosion. Built-in Rechargeable Lithium Battery The camcorder has a built-in rechargeable lithium battery to retain date/time and other settings. The built-in lithium battery is recharged while you use the camcorder, however, it discharges when the usage time is short, and will become totally discharged when you do not use the camcorder for about 3 months. In such case, recharge the built-in lithium battery: Connect the power adapter to the camcorder and leave it connected for 24 hours with the POWER switch set to OFF. 146 Recycling the Built-in Rechargeable Lithium Battery If you should dispose of your camcorder, first remove the built-in rechargeable lithium battery for recycling according to the recycling system of your country. 1. Remove the cover using tweezers or a flat tip driver. 2. Remove the battery using a pointed tool. E Dent Align the pointed tool with the dent on the battery, and move the battery to the right and left while you pull the battery. Do’s & Don’ts Do not remove the cover for any other purpose than removing the battery for recycling when disposing the camcorder. When you have removed the battery, keep it out of reach of children. If it is swallowed, seek medical assistance immediately. The battery case may break and the battery fluids may damage the stomach and intestines. When removing the built-in lithium battery, disconnect power to the camcorder. 147 Cleaning the Video Heads When the message “HEADS DIRTY, USE CLEANING CASSETTE” appears, or when the playback picture becomes distorted, the video heads need to be cleaned. To maintain the best picture quality, we recommend cleaning the video heads frequently with the Canon DVM-CL Digital Video Head Cleaning Cassette or a commercially available dry cleaning cassette. Do not use wet type cleaning cassettes as this may damage the camcorder. Tapes already recorded with dirty video heads may not be played back correctly even when you clean the video heads. 148 Maintenance/Others Storage E 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 86 °F (30 °C). After storage, check the functions of your camcorder to make sure that the camcorder is still working properly. Cleaning Camcorder Body and Lens Use a soft, dry cloth to clean the camcorder body and lens. Never use chemically treated cloth or volatile solvents such as paint thinner. LCD Screen Clean the LCD screen using a commercially available cleaning cloth for glasses. Condensation may form on the surface of the screen when the temperature changes suddenly. Wipe it with a soft dry cloth. Viewfinder Clean the viewfinder screen using blower brush or a commercially available cleaning cloth for glasses. 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 the Canon Service Center for information on plug adapters for overseas use. Playback on a TV Screen You can only play back your recordings on TVs with NTSC system. The NTSC system is used in the following countries/areas: Do’s & Don’ts American Samoa, Antigua, Aruba, Bahamas, Barbados, Bermuda, Bolivia, Canada, Chile, Columbia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guam, Guatemala, Greenland, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Japan, Korea, Mexico, Micronesia, Myanmar, Nicaragua, Panama, Peru, Philippines, Puerto Rico, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Surinam, Taiwan, Trinidad and Tobago, USA, Venezuela, Virgin Islands. 149 System Diagram Additional Information (Availability differs from area to area) WS-20 Wrist Strap SS-900 Shoulder Strap CBC-NB2 Car Battery Charger WD-H34 Wide-converter MiniDV Video Cassette WL-D85 Wireless Controller CB-2LT Battery Charger TL-H34 Tele-converter NB-2L, NB-2LH, BP-2L12, BP-2L14 Battery Pack CA-570 Compact Power Adapter NB-2L, NB-2LH, BP-2L12, BP-2L14 Battery Pack FS-34U Filter Set S-150 S-video Cable VFL-1 Video Flash Light TV STV-250N Stereo Video Cable VL-3 Video Light VCR Commercially available Digital Device DV Cable DM-50 Directional Stereo Microphone Stereo Microphone (commercially available) BP-900 Series Battery Pack SC-1000 Soft Carrying Case 150 MultiMediaCard PC Card Adapter USB Reader/Writer SDC-128M SD Memory Card VL-10Li Battery Video Light SC-2000 Soft Carrying Case IFC-300PCU USB Cable SC-A50 Soft Carrying Case Computer Canon printers with direct print function / PictBridge-compliant printers 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. E Use of genuine Canon accessories is recommended. This product is designed to achieve excellent performance when used with genuine Canon accessories. Canon shall not be liable for any damage to this product and/or accidents such as fire, etc., caused by the malfunction of non-genuine Canon accessories (e.g., a leakage and/or explosion of a battery pack). Please note that this warranty does not apply to repairs arising out of the malfunction of non-genuine Canon accessories, although you may request such repairs on a chargeable basis. Battery Packs When you need extra battery packs, select from the following: NB-2L, NB-2LH, BP-2L12, BP-2L14. CB-2LT Battery Charger Use the battery charger for charging the battery packs. It plugs directly into a power outlet without a cable. Battery Pack NB-2LH NB-2L BP-2L12 BP-2L14 Charging Time 90 min. 80 min. 150 min. 170 min. Charging time varies according to the charging condition. CBC-NB2 Car Battery Charger Additional Information Use the car battery charger to charge battery packs on the move. The car battery cable plugs into your car’s cigarette lighter and runs off a 12-24 V DC negative ground battery. 151 TL-H34 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 with the TL-H34 is 8.2 ft. (2.5 m); 0.98 in. (2.5 cm) at maximum wide angle. • When the Tele-converter is attached, a shadow may appear in the picture when you record with flash or assist lamp (OPTURA60). WD-H34 Wide-converter This lens decreases focal length by a factor of 0.7, giving you a wide perspective for indoor shots or panoramic views. • When the Wide-converter is attached, a shadow may appear in the picture when you record with flash or assist lamp (OPTURA60). FS-34U Filter Set Neutral density and MC protector filters help you to control difficult lighting conditions. VL-10Li Battery Video Light This compact yet powerful video light can be used for both indoor and outdoor shooting. It attaches to the camcorder’s accessory shoe and is powered by BP-900 series battery packs. • Approximate usage time: BP-915: 60 min., BP-930: 120 min., BP-945: 170 min. • BP-900 series battery packs are charged with the CA-920 Compact Power Adapter or CH-910 Dual Battery Charger/Holder. WS-20 Wrist Strap Use this for extra additional protection for active shooting. 152 SC-1000/SC-2000 Soft Carrying Case A handy camcorder bag with padded compartments and plenty of space for accessories. E SC-A50 Soft Carrying Case This lightweight bag keeps the camcorder within easy reach without weighing you down or getting in the way. VFL-1 Video Flash Light This video flash light allows you to record still images and movies even at night or in dark places. It attaches to the camcorder’s advanced accessory shoe for cable-free operation. VL-3 Video Light This video light enables you to record brightly in color even in dark places. It attaches to the camcorder’s advanced accessory shoe for cable-free operation. DM-50 Directional Stereo Microphone This highly sensitive, super-directional microphone attaches to the camcorder’s advanced accessory shoe. It can be used as directional microphone (monaural) or stereo microphone. Additional Information This mark identifies genuine Canon video accessories. When you use Canon video equipment, we recommend Canon-brand accessories or products bearing the same mark. 153 Specifications OPTURA60/OPTURA50 System Video Recording System Audio Recording System Television System Image Sensor Tape Format Tape Speed Maximum Recording Time (80 min. cassette) Fast Forward/Rewind Time LCD Screen Viewfinder Microphone Lens Lens Configuration Filter Diameter AF system Minimum Focusing Distance White Balance Minimum Illumination Recommended Illumination Image Stabilization 2 rotary heads, helical scanning DV system (consumer digital VCR SD system), digital component recording PCM digital sound: 16 bit (48 kHz/2 ch); 12 bit (32 kHz/4 ch) EIA standard (525 lines, 60 fields) NTSC color signal 1/3.4-inch CCD, approx. 2,200,000 pixels Effective pixels: tape approx. 1,230,000 pixels card approx. 2,000,000 pixels Videocassettes bearing the “MiniDV” mark. SP: 0.74 ips (18.81 mm/s), LP: 0.49 ips (12.56 mm/s) SP: 80 min., LP: 120 min. Approx. 2 min. 20 sec. (with a 60 min. cassette) 2.5-inch. TFT color, approx. 123,000 pixels 0.33-inch. TFT color, approx. 113,000 pixels Stereo electret condenser microphone OPTURA60: f=4.6-64.4 mm, f/1.8-3.0, 14x power zoom 35mm equivalent: Tape: 4:3 recording: 47.8-669 mm 16:9 recording: 40.9-573 mm Card: 37.6-526 mm OPTURA50: f=4.6-46 mm, f/1.8-2.8, 10x power zoom 35mm equivalent: Tape: 4:3 recording: 47.8-478 mm 16:9 recording: 40.9-409 mm Card: 37.6-376 mm 11 elements in 9 groups 34 mm TTL autofocus, manual focusing possible 3.3 ft. (1 m); 0.39 in. (1 cm) on maximum wide angle Auto white balance, pre-set white balance (DAYLIGHT, SHADE, CLOUDY, TUNGSTEN, FLUORESCENT, FLUORESCENT H) or custom white balance 1.1 lx (using the Night mode) More than 100 lx Optical Memory Card Recording media Number of Recording Pixels MultiMediaCard, SD Memory Card Still image: 1632 x 1224, 1280 x 960, 640 x 480 pixels Movie: 320 x 240, 160 x 120 pixels, 15 frames/sec. File Format Design rule for Camera File system (DCF), Exif 2.2* compliant, DPOF compliant * 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. Image Compression Method Still image: JPEG (compression: Super Fine, Fine, Normal) Movie: Video data: Motion JPEG, audio data: WAVE (monaural) 154 Input/Output Terminals AV Terminal DV Terminal MIC Terminal Headphone Terminal USB Terminal S-video Terminal Ø3.5 mm minijack Video: 1 Vp-p/75 ohms unbalanced Audio output: –10 dBV (47 kohm load)/3 kohms or less Audio input: –10 dBV/40 kohms or more Special 4-pin connector (IEEE 1394 compliant) Ø3.5 mm stereo mini-jack –57 dBV (with 600 ohm mic)/5 kohms or more –37 dBV (with 600 ohm mic)/5 kohms or more (MIC ATT ON) Ø3.5 mm stereo mini-jack mini-B 1 Vp-p/75 ohms (Y signal), 0.286 Vp-p/75 ohms (C signal) E Power/Others Power supply (rated) Power consumption (AF on) Operating temperature Dimensions (W x H x D) Weight (camcorder body only) 7.4 V DC 3.5 W (using viewfinder), 3.6 W (using LCD screen in normal brightness) 32 – 104 °F (0 – 40 °C) 2.8 x 3.2 x 5.2 in. (70 x 82 x 133 mm) excluding protrusions 1.2 lb. (530 g) CA-570 Compact Power Adapter Power supply Power consumption Rated output Operating temperature Dimensions Weight 100 – 240 V AC, 50/60 Hz 17W 8.4 V DC, 1.5 A 32 D 104 °F (0 – 40 °C) 2.1 x 3.5 x 1.1 in. (52 x 90 x 29 mm) 4.8 oz. (135 g) NB-2LH Battery Pack Battery type Rated voltage Operating temperature Battery capacity Dimensions Weight Rechargeable Lithium Ion Battery 7.4 V DC 32 – 104 °F (0 – 40 °C) 720 mAh 1.3 x 0.64 x 1.8 in. (33.3 x 16.2 x 45.2 mm) 1.5 oz. (43 g) MMC-16M MultiMediaCard 16 MB MultiMediaCard standard 32 – 104 °F (0 – 40 °C) 1.3 x 0.94 x 0.06 in. (32 x 24 x 1.4 mm) 0.05 oz. (1.5 g) Weight and dimensions are approximate. Errors and omissions excepted. Subject to change without notice. Additional Information Capacity Interface Operating temperature Dimensions Weight 155 Product Codes Provided Accessories Lens Cap SS-900 Shoulder Strap CA-570 Compact Power Adapter NB-2LH Battery Pack STV-250N Stereo Video Cable WL-D85 Wireless Controller IFC-300PCU USB Cable D52-0260-000 D81-1470-000 8468A002AA 9612A001AA 3067A002AA (D82-0590-201) D83-0712-000 6906A001AA Optional Accessories BP-2L12 Battery Pack BP-2L14 Battery Pack NB-2L Battery Pack CB-2LT Battery Charger CBC-NB2 Car Battery Charger S-150 S-Video Cable TL-H34 Tele-converter WD-H34 Wide-converter FS-34U Filter Set VFL-1 Video Flash Light VL-3 Video Light DM-50 Directional Stereo Microphone WS-20 Wrist Strap SC-2000 Soft Carrying Case SC-1000 Soft Carrying Case SC-A50 Soft Carrying Case VL-10Li Battery Video Light JR 7.2V 10WF Halogen Bulb DVM-CL DV Cleaning Cassette 156 7871A002AA 9582A002AA 7302A001AA 7303A001AA 7873A002AA 3062A002AA (D82-0330-202) 9583A001AA 9584A001AA 8081A001AA 8834A001AA 3175A002AA (D86-0121-201) 3176A002AA (D84-0120-201) 3118A002AA (D81-0190-202) 9389A001AA 3083A002AA (D81-1200-201) D81-1302-201 3140A002AA (D86-0081-201) 3141A002AA (D86-0090-201) 3134A002AA (D36-0032-201) Index 12bit audio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 116 A Abroad, using the camcorder . . . . . . . 149 Advanced accessory shoe . . . . . . . . . . 56 AF-assist lamp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 93 Analog line-in . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 108 Audio dubbing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 114 Audio level . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78 Auto (recording program) . . . . . . . . . . . 45 Auto exposure bracketing . . . . . . . . . . 96 Auto slow shutter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72 Av (recording program) . . . . . . . . . . . . 51 AV/headphones terminal . . . . . . . . 42, 43 AV-DV . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 112 B Beach (SCN mode) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48 Beep . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75 C D Data code . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 85 Date and time . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 Date search . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 88 Daylight saving time . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 Digital effect . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62 Digital zoom . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37 Direct printing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 119 Drive mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 96 DV (IEEE1394) terminal . . . . . . . 106, 130 E F Faders . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62 File numbers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73 Fireworks (SCN mode) . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48 Flash . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 92 Focusing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53 Focusing frame . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34 Focus-priority . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72 Foliage (SCN mode) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48 Formatting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 105 G Grip belt . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 H Headphones . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42 High-speed continuous shooting . . . . . 96 I Image effect . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61 Image erase . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 104 Image quality . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89 Image size . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89 Image stabilizer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72 Image transfer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 133 Index screen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 101 L Landscape (recording program) . . . . . . 45 Language . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 LCD backlight . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 LCD screen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 Lens cap . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 Lithium button battery . . . . . . . . . . 25, 146 LP mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77 Additional Information CAMERA mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 CARD CAMERA mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33 Card jump . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 102 Card mix . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68 CARD PLAY mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41 Cassette . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 Charging a battery pack . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 Condensation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 140 Connection - Computer . . . . . . . 130, 132 Connection - Recording from a TV or VCR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 108 Connection - Recording to a VCR . . . 106 Connection - TV . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43 Continuous shooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 96 E Effects . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63 End search . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 86 Exposure lock/adjustment . . . . . . . . . . 52 M Magnifying an image . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84 Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 149 Memory card . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 Menu (FUNC.) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58 157 Menu (MENU) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Metering method . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Microphone attenuator . . . . . . . . . . . . . Microphone level . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mini video light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Movies (memory card) . . . . . . . . . . . . . Movies (tape) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Multi-image screen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . MultiMediaCard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . My Camera . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72 94 79 78 54 33 30 63 22 82 N ND filter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72 NETWORK Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 136 Night (recording program) . . . . . . . . . . 45 P P (recording program) . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45 Panoramic images . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 98 PLAY (VCR) mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39 Playback - Memory card . . . . . . . . . . . 41 Playback - Tape . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39 Portrait (recording program) . . . . . . . . . 45 Power - Battery pack . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 Power - Household power source . . . . 18 Power save . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75 Print order . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 128 Protect . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 103 Shoulder strap . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 Shutter speed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50 Slide show . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 101 Slow Shutter (recording program) . . . . . 45 Snow (SCN mode) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48 SP mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77 Speaker . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42 Special Scene (recording program) . . . 45 Sports (recording program) . . . . . . . . . . 45 Spotlight (SCN mode) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48 Start-up image . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82 Still image . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33 Stitch Assist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 98 Sunset (SCN mode) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48 Super Night (night mode) . . . . . . . . . . . 47 S-video terminal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44 T Telephoto . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36 Time code . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31 Time zone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 Transfer order . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 135 Tripod . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38 Troubleshooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . 137, 144 Tv (recording program) . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50 TV screen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74 U USB terminal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 119, 132 R Record review/record search . . . . . . . . 32 Recording - Memory card . . . . . . . . . . . 33 Recording - Tape . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 Recording mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77 Recording programs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45 Remaining battery charge indicator . . . 31 Remote sensor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 RESET . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 137 Review . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100 S S1-video terminal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44 Sample images . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70 SCN mode (recording program) . . . . . . 48 Screen display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Screen messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 141 SD memory card . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 Self-timer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55 Serial number . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 158 V Video head cleaning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 148 Viewfinder - Dioptric adjustment . . . . . . 23 Volume . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42 W White balance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59 Wide-angle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36 Widescren TV (16:9) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81 Wind screen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80 Wireless controller . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 Z Zero set memory . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 87 Zoom . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36 U.S.A. CANON CONSUMER DIGITAL VIDEO EQUIPMENT LIMITED WARRANTY FOR THE UNITED STATES Additional Information The warranty set forward below is given by Canon U.S.A., Inc. with respect to equipment purchased in the United States. The limited warranty is only effective upon presentation of your Bill of Sale or other proof of purchase. Canon consumer digital video 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 your ONE-YEAR warranty period, repairs will be made and the equipment return-shipped to you free of charge. After your 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 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 Canon DV camcorders are sold “AS IS” without warranty of any kind by CUSA, 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. CUSA shall have no responsibility under this limited warranty for use of Canon DV Camcorders 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 DV Camcorder or call the CANON INFORMATION CENTER AT 1-800-828-4040). You will be directed to the nearest service facility for your product. 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 our authorized agent; 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 DV Camcorder, which are sold “AS IS”, without warranty of any kind by CUSA. Please retain this warranty card and your Bill of Sale as a permanent record of your purchase. This card is most important in order to be sure you are contacted right away should there be a safety inspection, modification or product recall under applicable laws or regulations. NO IMPLIED WARRANTY, INCLUDING MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE APPLIES TO THIS EQUIPMENT AFTER THE APPLICABLE PERIOD OF EXPRESS WARRANTY OR GUARANTY, EXCEPT AS MENTIONED ABOVE, GIVEN BY ANY PERSON, FIRM OR CORPORATION WITH RESPECT TO THIS EQUIPMENT SHALL BIND THE UNDERSIGNED. (SOME STATES DO NOT ALLOW LIMITATIONS ON HOW LONG AN IMPLIED WARRANTY LASTS, SO THE ABOVE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU). CUSA SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR LOSS OF REVENUES OR PROFITS, EXPENSE FOR SUBSTITUTE EQUIPMENT OR SERVICE, STORAGE CHARGES, LOSS OF DATA, OR ANY OTHER SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES CAUSED BY THE USE, MISUSE OR INABILITY TO USE THE DV CAMCORDER, REGARDLESS OF THE LEGAL THEORY ON WHICH THE CLAIM IS BASED, AND EVEN IF CUSA HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. NOR SHALL RECOVERY OF ANY KIND AGAINST CUSA BE GREATER THAN THE PURCHASE PRICE OF THE DV CAMCORDER SOLD BY CUSA 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 DV CAMCORDER NOT CAUSED DIRECTLY BY THE NEGLIGENCE OF CUSA. (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. E 159 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 digital video equipment purchased in Canada. This limited warranty is only effective upon presentation of a bill of sale or other proof of purchase for this Canon digital video equipment to a Canon Service Facility when repairs are required. Canon consumer video digital 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 this Canon product 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 digital video equipment is used for commercial, professional or industrial purposes. This limited warranty does not cover the cabinet (exterior finish) of the digital video equipment, video cassette tapes, head cleanings, nor does it apply to digital video equipment purchased outside Canada. TO OBTAIN WARRANTY SERVICE Ship your Canon digital video 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 this Canon product, including implied warranties or conditions of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose. Canon Canada assumes no liability for special, consequential or incidental damages or loss that may arise, whether on account of negligence or otherwise, from the use, misuse or inability to use this Canon product (including loss of profit, revenue, video tapes 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 product. Canon Canada does not assume or authorize any other person to assume for Canon Canada any other liability with respect to this Canon product. This warranty does not extend to any person other than the original purchaser of this Canon product 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. 160 ...
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This note was uploaded on 10/22/2009 for the course VIS 262 taught by Professor Keithj.sanborn during the Spring '08 term at Princeton.

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