Canon VIXIA HFM300 Instruction Manual

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AdditionalFunctions Taking Photosin M ManualMode Operatingmodes:

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1 Set the mode switch to M. 2 Turn on the camcorder. • _ By default, photos are recorded in the built-in memory. You can select the memory that will be used to record photos (_ 38). • Please read the IMPORTANT section before using an Eye-Fi card. 3 Touch [a] mode.

to switch to

4 Press [PHOTOhalfway. Once the focus is automatically adjusted, _ more AF frames will appear. 5 Press

IPHOTO

will turn green and one or

fully.

The ACCESS indicator will flash as the photo is being recorded. IMPORTANT • Observe the following precautions while the ACCESS indicator is on or flashing. Failing to do so may result in permanent data loss. - Do not open the memory card slot cover. - Do not disconnect the power source or turn off the camcorder. - Do not change the camcorder's operating mode. • When recording photos on an Eye-Fi card, photos will be uploaded automatically if you are within the range of a configured network. Always verify that Eye-Fi cards have been approved in the country/region of use. See also Using an Eye-Fi card (C_ 146).

104

* Photos



(_

NOTES

• If the subject is not suitable for autofocus, _) turns yellow. Adjust the focus manually ([_ 74). • When the subject is too bright, [Overexp.] will flash on the screen. In such case, use the optional FS-H37U ND filter. Deleting a Photo Right After Recording It You can delete a photo you have just recorded while reviewing it within the time set for the I_ _ [Photo Review Time] option. Operating

modes:

:'

While reviewing the photo immediately

(_

1 after recording:

NOTES

• If you press [DiSRi during the photo review time, the photo will continue to be displayed indefinitely. Press [#HOT6 halfway to return to normal shooting mode.

Selecting PhotoSize and Quality Photos are recorded as JPG files. As a general rule, select a larger photo size for higher quality. Select the [LW 2304xl 296] size for photos with an aspect ratio of 16:9. Operating

modes:

I

_(L_[EUN_ ] [MENU] _ _} [Ph0to Qua!itY_S Ze] _ Desi[ed photo quality (top row) Desired photo size* (bottom row) _ [X] * The number displayed on the right corner indicates the approximate number of photos that can be recorded with the current quality/size setting,

Photos * 105

Options Large capacity memory cards, likethose usually used forvideo recording,cancontain averylarge number ofphotos. Asareference, the number ofphotos thatcanberecorded ona1GBmemory cardis given inthefollowing table. (_ NOTES • The actual number of photos that can be recorded will vary depending on the subject and shooting conditions. • The camcorder retains the last setting used even if you set the camcorder to mode. • When printing photos, use the following guidelines as a reference for selecting the print size. - L 2100x1575: To print photos up to A4 size (21 x 29.7 cm, 8.3 x 11.7 in.). - M 1600xl 200: To print photos up to L size (9 x 13 cm, 3.5 x 5 in.) or postcard size (10 x 14.8 cm, 4 x 6 in.). - S 640x480: To send photos as e-mail attachments or to post on the Web. - LW 2304xl 296, MW 1920x1080, SW 848x480: To print photos with a 16:9 aspect ratio. (Wide-sized photo paper is required.)

106 • Photos

L2100x1575'

420

630

1.265

LW2304x1296

465

700

1.390

M 1600x1200

720

1.075

2.115

MW 1920x10801

670

1.000

1.970

S 640x480

4.395

6.350

11.4303

SW848x4802

3.360

4.760

9.525

' This size is onl, available for captunng photos from a movie ([_[_ 96). 2 This size is onl, available for simultaneous recording in _ mode or mode. 3 Aeuroxlmate number o1 Dr 3[OStnat can actual, De recorded on me n- 9mory card [The maximum number of remaining photos dlspJayed on the screen is 9999.

Flash You can use the flash to take photos in dark places. Operating _

modes:

1

POINTSTOCHECK

• Select a recording program other than []_i.'-." Fireworks], [[email protected] Underwater] or [_-_ Surface]. 1 Select the flash mode.

• The icon of the selected flash mode appears. _A disappears after 4 seconds.

Photos * 107

2 Press P_OTOJ, firsthalfway toactivate theautofocus andthenfully torecord thephoto. Depending onthesetting selected andshooting conditions, theflash willfire. Options(*Default value) [_A Automatic]* The flash fires automatically according to the brightness of the subject. [_:_ Red-Eye Aute] The flash fires automatically according to the brightness of the subject. The assist lamp lights up to reduce the red-eye effect. [_, Flash On] [_) Flash Off]

The flash always fires. The flash does not fire.

Using the VFL-2 Video Flash Light You can use the optional VFL-2 Video Flash Light as an external flash when its POWER switch is set to 0 ON, The procedure for setting the external flash is the same as for the built-in flash, Attach the optional shoe.

VFL-2 Video Flash Light to the mini advanced

Refer to Using the Mini Advanced Shoe (_ 83). .o_" appears when you turn on the video flash light (0 ON). For details about using the video flash light, refer to the instruction manual of the VFL-2. _

NOTES

• The flash will not fire in the following cases: - When the flash mode is set to [_,AAutomatic] or [@ Red-Eye Auto] and you manually adjust the exposure. - During auto exposure bracketing. - When the flash mode is set to [_,AAutomatic] or [@ Red-Eye Auto] and the recording program is set to [,_.8 Night Scene]. - When using an optional video light.

108 • Photos

• Aboutthe AF-AssistLamp: While you press [PHOTO I halfway, if the surroundings of the subject are too dark, the mini video light may light up briefly in order to enable the camcorder to focus more accurately (AFassist lamp). - You can also set _ _} [AF-Assist Lamp] to [1'_'_ Oft] so the assist lamp is not activated. - The camcorder may not be able to focus even if the AF-assist lamp is on.

- When the recording program is set to [_,_1_ Underwater] or [_=4_Surface], [AF-Assist Lamp] is automatically set to [1'_'_ Off]. • The practical range of the flash is approx. 1 to 2 m (3.3 to 6.6 ft.). The practical range with the VFL-2 attached is approx. 1 to 4 m (3.3 to 13.1 ft.). In any case, the actual range will depend on the recording conditions. • The range of the flash decreases in continuous shooting mode. • For red-eye reduction to be effective, the subject needs to look at the assist lamp. The degree of reduction depends on the distance and on each individual. • The flash mode cannot be selected when the exposure is locked. • We recommend not using the flash while the optional Wide-converfer Tele-converter is attached; its shadow can appear on the screen.

or

Drive Mode:ContinuousShootingand ExposureBracketing Take a series of photos of a moving subject or record the same picture in 3 levels of exposure in order to choose later the photo you like the best. Operating _

modes:

1

P01NTSTOCHECK

• Select a recording program other than [i}i.'-."Fireworks].

[FUNc:]

_} [Ddve MOde] _} Desired oPtion _}[X]

Photos * 109

Options

(* Default

value)

[r-]

Single]*

[_

AE Bracketing] The camcorder records 3 photos using 3 different exposures (dark, normal, light in 1/2 EV steps), allowing you to choose the photo you like the best.

[_j

Centinueus], [_j Hi-Speed Cent.] Captures a series of up to 60 photos as long as you hold [email protected] pressed down. There are two continuous shooting speed settings: normal (approx. 3 photos/second) and high speed (approx. 5 photos/second).

Continuous

Records a single photo.

Shooting/Hi-Speed

Continuous

Shooting

1 Press

PHOTO]

halfway to activate the autofocus.

2 Press

PHOTO]

fully and hold it pressed down.

Auto Exposure

Bracketing

Press PHOTO), first halfway to activate the autofocus record the 3 photos.

and then fully to

NOTES • Continuous shooting speeds are approximate and vary depending on recording conditions and subjects. • When the flash is used, continuous shooting speed will decrease to approx. 2.1 photos/second. Continuous shooting speed will decrease also when using slow shutter speeds (1/30 or slower).

Taking Photoswhile RecordingMovies (SimultaneousRecording) You can record photos even while the camcorder is set to mode. Moreover, you can capture the photo at the same time you are recording video. Photos recorded with simultaneous recording will have the same aspect ratio of movies (16:9). Please read the IMPORTANT section ([C3 111) before using an Eye-Fi card. Operating

modes:

110 • Photos

1

_-) [FuNc:] _ [MENU] Recording] _ Desired Desired

photo

photo size* (bottom

_ [simultaneous. quality* (top row) row) _) [X]

* The number displayed on the right corner indicates the approximate number of photos that can be recorded with the current quality/size setting, ** Touch [1_i] if you do not intend to use simultaneous recording,

Operating

modes:

While recording, the photo.

or in record pause mode, press [PHOTO to capture

In mode, the size/quality of photos taken while recording video (simultaneous recording) will be determined by the setting selected with this procedure; the size/quality of photos taken in record pause mode will be determined by the photo size set in mode ([:::] 105). IMPORTANT • When recording photos on an Eye-Fi card, photos will be uploaded automatically if you are within the range of a configured network. Always verify that Eye-Fi cards have been approved in the country/region of use. See also Using an Eye-F/card ([::_ 146). (_

NOTES

• Photo quality will be higher when photos are recorded in _ mode or in mode during record pause. • _ Photos will be recorded on the memory selected for recording photos. • Photos cannot be recorded simultaneously while the digital zoom or a digital effect is activated. • In _ mode, when the IS mode is set to [_ Dynamic], if you zoom in to full telephoto you can record video using a zoom ratio larger than 15x. Photos taken simultaneously at that time, however, will show a maximum zoom ratio of 15x so the video and the photo will not show exactly the same picture.

Photos " 111

Light Metering Mode The camcorder measures the light reflected from the subject in order to calculate the optimal exposure settings. Depending on the subject, you may want to change the way the light is measured and evaluated. Operating _

modes:

1

POINTSTOCHECK

• Select a recording program other than the Special Scene recording programs.

Options

(* Default

value)

[I-8"1Evaluative]* Appropriate for standard shooting conditions, including backlit scenes. The camcorder divides the picture into several areas and the light is measured in all of them to achieve the optimal exposure for the subject. [I-9 Center-Wt. Avg.] Averages the light metered from the entire screen, giving more weight to the subject in the center. [I-.3 Spet] Meters only the area within the spot AE point frame. Use this setting to adjust the exposure to match the subject in the center of the screen.

Slidesh0w You can play a slideshow Operatingmodes:

of all the photos and even set it to music. ,

....

t Open the [Photos]index screen. 2 Selectthe background music to use when playingback the photo slideshow ([_]89).

112

• Photos



Slideshow set to a music track 3 Touch the screen to display the playback controls, then touch [1_] to play back the slideshow set to the selected music track. Slideshow

not linked to the external audio

3 Touch the screen to display the playback to start the slideshow. 4 Start the music playback

controls, then touch [1_]

on the external player.

• Drag your finger left and right along the volume bar to adjust the volume. • Touch [11] to stop the slideshow. Hide the playback controls if necessary. To change the slideshow's

transition effects

MagnifyingPhotosduring Playback In single photo view, photos can be magnified up to 5 times. _ appear for photos that cannot be enlarged. Operating

modes:

will

1

Move the zoom lever toward T. • The photo is magnified by 2 times and a frame appears indicating the position of the magnified area. • To further enlarge the photo, move the zoom lever toward T. To reduce the

W-T

magnification times, move it toward

W.

Photos * 113

2 Drag your finger across the photo to display the area you want to see enlarged. To cancel the magnification, move the zoom lever toward W frame disappears.

until the

Rotating Photos You can rotate photos 90 degrees to change their orientation. Operatingmodes:,

,,

I

t Insinglephoto view,selectthe photo you want to rotate. 2 Touch the screen to displaythe playback controls. 3 Rotate the photo. [Edit]

_} [Rotate ] _} [_]

4 Drag your finger left/right touch [X].

(90! left ) o[ [_]

to select another

(90!

right)

photo to rotate or

Histogram Display In single photo view, you can display the histogram and the icons of all the functions used at the time of recording (Exif information panel). The histogram will be displayed also immediately after taking a photo. Use the histogram as a reference to verify the correct exposure of the photo. Operating

modes:

_'

* In mode the histogram will be displayed while a photo is reviewed immediately after having taken the photo,

o

Touch the screen to display the playback controls.

bE

©

Shadows_

114

° Photos



Highlights

The histogram and Exif information panel are displayed as well. Press [DISR i to hide the histogram and Exif information panel. The area to the right of the histogram represents highlights and the left side represents shadows. A photo whose histogram skews to the right is relatively bright; while one whose histogram peaks to the left, is relatively dark.

Protecting Photos You can protect photos from accidental

erasure.

Operathg modes:

M

Protecting Single Photos 1 In single photo view, select the photo you want to protect. 2 Touch the screen to display the playback

controls.

3 Protect the photo.

• [] appears and the photo cannot be deleted. Touch [O--] again to remove the protection. 4 Drag your finger left/right touch [X].

to select another

photo to protect

or

Protecting Photos from the Index Screen 1 Open the [Photos]

index screen.

2 Touch [G] to open the photo selection 3 Touch on the individual

screen.

photos you want to protect.

• A checkmark -/ will appear on photos selected. Touch a selected photo again to remove the checkmark. • To select all the photos at once: Touch [Select All] instead of touching individual photos. (Remove in advance any checkmarks from photos you may have selected individually.) 4 Protect the photos. Photos * 115

*fouch [Remove Protection] toremove theprotection from theselected photos, INPORTANT • Initializing thememory willpermanently erase allrecordings, including protected photos. You can also use the following

functions...

The following functions anc features of the camcoraer can De useo either for snooting video or for taking photos. The way to set anu use tnem was aweady explalnea Ir aetau, so we refer you to tne relevam page q the "Video" section. * Zoom (C]_]46) • Quick Start (CJ_}47) • Recording programs (C]_}60, 70) • Face detection (C]_] 66, • Touch & Track (C]_}68) • Digital effects (CJ_ 69t • Manual exDosur-e adjustment (C]_}73t • Manual focus aajustmem (CJ_}74) • White oalance (CJ_]76) • Image effects (C]_}77) • Mini video light (_ 78) • Self timer (_ 79)

116 • Photos

Printing Photos Printing Photos (Direct Print) The camcorder can be connected to any PictBridge-compatible printer. You can mark in advance the photos you want to print and set the desired number of copies as a print order (CJ_]119). Canon printers: SELPHY printers of the CP, DS and ES series and PIXMA printers carrying the PictBridge Operating

_AI_r w _..,¢L_f,_je I#_ I-R

logo.

modes:

1

Connecting the Camc0rder to the Printer 1 In single photo view, select a photo you want to print. 2 Turn on the printer. 3 Connect the camcorder cable.

to the printer using the supplied

USB

• Connection _. Refer to Connection Diagrams (_ 124). • If the device selection screen appears, touch [Computer/Printer]. • ._, appears and changes to f'_. IMPORTANT • If ._, continues to flash (for more than 1 minute) or if f'_ does not appear, the camcorder is not correctly connected to the printer. In such case, disconnect the USB cable and turn off the camcorder and the printer. After a short while, turn them on again, set the camcorder to mode and restore the connection. • During the following operations, even if you connect a printer to the camcorder it will not be recognized. - Deleting all photos - Removing all print orders (_

NOTES

• F/_ will appear for photos that cannot be printed. • We recommend powering the camcorder using the compact power adapter. Photos * 117

• Refer also to the printer's instruction manual. • If you have no intention to use the optional DW-IO0 DVD Burner, you can set I_ _} [USB Connection Type] to [_:_, Computer/Printer] so the device type selection screen does not appear every time you connect the camcorder to a printer. • For best performance when connecting the camcorder to a PictBridgecompatible printer, we recommend keeping the number of photos in the memory to no more than 1O0 photos. Printing a Single Photo With the camcorder correctly connected to the printer and the photo you want to print displayed in single photo view:

• Printing starts. When the printer finishes printing the photo, the camcorder will return to single photo view. • Touch [Stop] @ [Yes] to interrupt the printing in progress. • Drag your finger left/right to select another photo to print. To change the paper size

[MENU] Desired

_

_} _ _} [PaPer settings] paper size _} [X]

NOTES

• Print setting options and the [Default] paper size vary depending on the printer used. For details, refer to your printer's instruction manual. When you have finished

printing

Disconnect the USB cable from the camcorder and printer and turn off the camcorder.

118 • Photos

Print errors If an error occurs while printing, an error message (for example, [No paper]) will appear on the camcorder's screen. Solve the problem referring to the error message list (_ 183) and to the printer's instruction manual. •Canon's PictBridge-compatibleprinters:If printing does not resume automatically after you solved the problem, touch [Continue] to resume printing. If that option is not available, touch [Stop] and then restart printing from the beginning. • Other printers or if the error still persistswith a Canonprinter: If printing does not resume automatically, disconnect the USB cable and turn off the camcorder. After a short while, turn on the camcorder and restore the USB connection.

Print Orders You can mark in advance photos you want to print from those recorded on the memory card, and set the desired number of copies as a print order. Later, you can easily print out the print orders by inserting the memory card into the SD memory card slot of DPOF-compatible printers or self-serviced digital photo kiosks. You can set print orders for up to 998 photos. Operating

modes:

Marking Single Photos with Print Orders 1 In single photo view, select the photo you want to mark with a print order. Check that you are viewing photos recorded on the memory card. (1_ appears next to the photo number.) 2 Touch the screen to display the playback

controls.

3 Mark the photo with a print order. [Edit]

@ [print orders]

e

[A]

or [T]

t0 set the number

of

• The total number of copies in the DPOF print order appears next to the I_ icon. Photos • 119

• Tocancel theprint order, setthenumber ofcopies toO. 4 Drag yourfinger left/right toselect another photo tomarkwitha printorder ortouch [X]. Setting Print Orders fromtheIndex Screen 1 Open the[Photos] indexscreen. Check thatyouhave selected theI_]tab(memory card). 2 Touch [G]toopenthephoto selection screen. 3 Touch ontheindividual photos youwanttomark withaprint order. • Acheckmark -/ willappear onphotos selected. Touch aselected photo again toremove thecheckmark. • Toselect allthephotos atonce: Touch [Select All]instead oftouching individual photos. (Remove inadvance anycheckmarks from photos youmayhave selected individually.) 4 Markthephotos withprintorders.

Options [One Copy Each] Sets a print order of 1 copy of each of the selected photos. [Remove Print Orders] selected photos. (_

Removes all the print orders from the

NOTES

• _ To set print orders for photos recorded in the built-in memory, copy the photos to the memory card in advance.

120 • Photos

External Connections This chapter external

explains

device

such

how to connect as a TV, VCR,

your

camcorder

to an

or computer.

Terminals on the Camcorder i)COMPONENT

OUT Terminal*

Access:Open the rear terminal cover. The component video terminal is for video only. When you use connection _ do not forget the audio connections using the AV OUT/O terminal. %USB

Terminal

Access:Open the side terminal cover. _,3)HDMI OUT Terminal*

_)v _MI out

Access:Open the side terminal cover. The HDMI OUTterminal offers a high-quality digital connection that combines audio and video in a single convenient cable.

®

r4;AV OUT/Q Terminal Access:Open the LCD panel. Sound from the built-in speaker will be muted while the STV-250N Stereo Video Cable is connected to the camcorder. Adjustthe volume on the connected TV.

* When connecting a cable to the camcorder, make sure to align the triangle marks on the cable's connector and on the camcorder's terminal.

T

Externa!

Connections

-

121

ConnectionDiagrams In the following connection diagrams, the left side shows the terminals on the camcorder and the right side shows (for reference only) an example of terminals on a connected device. HDMI

"_" HaM OU'[

HTC-IO0HDMICable HDMImini connector

About

the

The HDMI convenient and audio.

HDMI

OD_onm

TM

connection

(High-Definition all-digital When

stanaaruHDMI ;onnec_or'

Multimedia

connection

you connect

using

Interface) a single

the camcorder

connection cable

(_)

for both

to an HDTV

is a

video

equipped

with an HDMI terminal, you can enjoy video and audio playback at the highest quality. - The HDMI OUT terminal on the camcorder is for output only. Do not connect it to an HDMI output terminal on an external device, as this may damage the camcorder. - While the camcorder is connected to an HDTV using connection _, will be no video output from other terminals. - Correct operation cannot be guaranteed when connecting the camcorder to DVI monitors.

there

- Depending on the HDTV, correct playback of personal video content may not be possible using connection _. Try one of the other connections.

122 * ExternalConnections

Component Video

ReO Blue

CTC-tO0/SComponentCable (supplied)

¢ ......

Q

_

STV-250N Stereo Video Cable _ (supplied)

Green _L_

_,_

White __ Red

Composite Video

...... _ "

..- Ye,ow .--.<3_v[%_ W] _

STV-250N Stereo Video Cable (supplied)

_ _

White ._A_)-_ Red __

Externa!

L

Connections

*

123

USB

cable (supplied)

(_

NOTES

• To be able to write back scenes and to transfer music files from the computer to the camcorder, power the camcorder using the compact power adapter and only then connect it to the computer using the supplied USB cable.

Playbackon a TVScreen Connect the camcorder to a TV to enjoy your recordings with family and friends. Playback on an HDTV using one of the high-definition connections will ensure the best playback quality. Operating

modes:

1

1 Turn off the camcorder

and the TV.

2 Connect the camcorder

to the TV.

Refer to Connection Diagrams ([_ 122) and select the most appropriate connection for your TV. 3 Turn on the connected

TV.

On the TV, select as the video input the same terminal to which you connected the camcorder. Refer to the instruction manual of the connected TV. 4 Turn on the camcorder

and set it to

Play back the movies or photos.

124

• External

Connections



or _

mode.

(_

NOTES

• To correctly play back movies recorded with x.v.Color (_ 156) on an HDTV compatible with this standard, additional settings may be required on the connected HDq_. Refer to the TV's instruction manual. • We recommend powering the camcorder using the compact power adapter. • Connection i3_: When you play back your 16:9 movies on standard TV sets with a 4:3 aspect ratio, the TV set will switch automatically to widescreen mode if it is compatible with the Video ID-1 system. Otherwise, change the aspect ratio of the TV manually.

Externa!

Connections

*

125

Saving and Sharing Your Recordings CopyingRecordingsto a Memory Card You can copy your recordings only one-way: from the built-in memory to the memory card. Scenes and photos will be copied from the index screen you selected to the corresponding index screen on the memory card. Please read the IMPORTANT section (CJ_]128) before using an Eye-Fi card.

CopyingScenes Operating

modes:

1 Open the index screen that contains the scenes you want to copy. • Check that you have selected the [_ tab (built-in memory). • [Original] or [Video Snapshot] _ [Original] index screen: To copy all the scenes recorded on a specific date, narrow down the scenes shown to scenes recorded on that date ([_ 55). 2 Touch [D] to open the scene selection

screen.

When you copy scenes from the [Playlist] index screen (including the playlist of video snapshot scenes), you cannot select individual scenes; instead, the entire playlist will be copied. Skip directly to step 4. 3 Touch on the individual

scenes you want to copy.

• A checkmark -/ will appear on scenes selected. Touch a selected scene again to remove the checkmark. • To select all the scenes at once: Touch [Select All] instead of touching individual scenes. (Remove in advance any checkmarks from scenes you may have selected individually.) 4 Copythe _

scenes.

[Edit] _

[COPY (_*@#])]

_} [YES]: @} [OK]

* Tbuch [Stop] to interrupt the operalion while it is in progress,

126 * ExternalConnections

Copying a Single Photo Operating

modes:

1

1 In single photo view, select the photo you want to copy. Check that you are viewtng photos recorded in the built-in memory. ([_ appears next to the photo number.) 2 Touch the screen to display the playback

controls.

3 Copy the photo. [edit] _

[COPY ([_i)]

4 Drag your finger left/right

_} [_

ProCeed]

_

[Yes]

to select another photo to copy or touch

[X]. CopyingPhotosfrom the IndexScreen Operating

modes:,

1 Open the [Photos]

index screen.

Check that you have selected the [_ tab (built-in memory). 2 Touch [G] to open the photo selection 3 Touch on the individual

screen.

photos you want to copy.

• A checkmark -/ will appear on photos selected. Touch a selected photo again to remove the checkmark. • To select all the photos at once: Touch [Select All] instead of touching individual photos. (Remove in advance any checkmarks from photos you may have selected individually.) 4 Copy the photos.

* Tbuch [Stop] to interrupt the operation while it is in progress,

Externa! Connections * 127

IMPORTANT • Observe thefollowing precautions while theACCESS indicator isonor flashing. Failing todosomayresult inpermanent dataloss. - Donotopen thememory cardslotcover. - Donotdisconnect thepower source orturnoffthecamcorder. - Donotchange thecamcorder's operating mode. • When copying photos ontoanEye-Fi card, photos willbeuploaded automatically ifyouarewithin therange ofaconfigured network. Always verify thatEye-Fi cards have been approved inthecountry/region of use.See alsoUsing an Eye-Fi card (C_ 146). (_

NOTES

• If the memory card slot cover is open, or the LOCK switch on the memory card is set to prevent writing, you will not be able to copy recordings to the memory card. • Scenes that were edited using the supplied software ImageMixer 3 SE and were then written back to the camcorder cannot be copied to the memory card. • If there is not enough space on the memory card, as many photos as possible will be copied before stopping the operation.

SavingRecordingson a Computer Movies recorded with this camcorder are saved in the built-in memow (1_ only) or on the memow card. Because space is limited, make sure to save your recordings on a computer on a regular basis. Saving Movies With the supplied software ImageMixer 3 SE you can save scenes to your computer. If necessary, video files previously saved on a computer can be restored back to the camcorder. The software also offers many options for organizing your video library, editing video and more. Installation See 'PIXELA Applications'

128

• External

Connections



Installation Guide.

Using the software See 'lmageMixer ties CD-ROM).

3 SE Software

Guide' (PDF file on the Transfer

Utili-

Saving Photos With the supplied software Photo Applications you can save photos to your computer, and easily organize and edit them.

Installation Install the software before you connect the camcorder to the computer for the first time. See also the relevant sections in the 'Photo Application' Instruction Manual (PHOTO: PDF file). Install the Photo Applications module on the supplied Supplemental Disc. [PHOTO_: Refer to Installing Photo Appfication. First-time

connection

to a computer

Camcorder

running Windows

Windows users only: The first time you connect the camcorder to the computer, you also need to select the CameraWindow auto-launch setting. [PHOTO_: Refer to Starting CameraWindow.

Using the software 1 Power the camcorder 2 Set the camcorder

to

3 Connect the camcorder cable.

using the compact

power adapter.

mode, in single photo view. to the computer

using the supplied

USB

• Connection _. Refer to Connection Diagrams (C_ 124). • If the device type selection screen appears, touch [Computer/ Printer]. 4 Save the photos onto the computer. [PHOTO?Refer to Downloading Still Images to the Computer.

Externa!

Connections

*

129

O

IMPORTANT

• When the camcorderis connectedto a computer: - Do not open the memory card slot cover and do not remove the memory card. - Do not access, change or delete any of the camcorder's folders or files directly from the computer as this may result in permanent data loss. Always save your movies on the computer, and restore files to the camcorder, using only the supplied software ImageMixer 3 SE. • Operation may not work correctly depending on the software and the specifications/settings of your computer. • If you wish to use the image files on your computer, make copies of them first. Use the copied files, retaining the originals. • Observe the following precautions while the ACCESS indicator is on or flashing. Failing to do so may result in permanent data loss. - Do not open the memory card slot cover. - Do not disconnect the USB cable. - Do not turn off the camcorder or the computer. - Do not change the camcorder's operating mode. • When restoring to the camcorder video files that were previously saved to the computer, do not disconnect the USB cable or turn off the camcorder or computer. Doing so may result in scenes that cannot be played back on the camcorder. (_)

NOTES

• Refer also to the computer's instruction manual. • UsersofWindows 7, WindowsVista, WindowsXP and Mac OS X: Your camcorder is equipped with the standard Picture Transfer Protocol (PTP) allowing you to transfer photos (JPEG only) simply by connecting the camcorder to a computer using the supplied USB cable, without having to install the supplied software Photo Applications. • If you have no intention to use the optional DW-100 DVD Burner, you can set _ _ [USB Connection Type] to [D, Computer/Printer] so the selection screen does not appear every time you connect the camcorder to a computer.

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• If you connect the camcorder to the computer while it is set to mode, the process of creating scene thumbnails will start automatically. If your intention was to save photos to the computer, you can touch [Skip] to stop the process and use the computer's Safely Remove Hardware function (Windows) or Eject function (Mac OS) to end the connection to the camcorder. Disconnect the USB cable, set the camcorder to mode and restore the connection.

Saving Moviesonto High-Definiti0n Discs (AVCHD/Blu-rayDiscs) You can save your video recordings in high definition by creating AVCHD or Blu-ray discs in your computer using the supplied software ImageMixer 3 SE. Installation See 'PIXELA Applications'

Installation

Guide.

Using the software See 'lmageMixer ties CD-ROM).

3 SE Software

Guide' (PDF file on the Transfer

Utili-

Even without a computer, you can save your video recordings in high definition by creating AVCHD discs using the optional DW-100 DVD Burner. Refer to this section along with the relevant sections in the instruction manual of the DW-100. Operating

modes:

1

Preparations on the Camc0rder 1 Power the camcorder

using the compact

power adapter.

2 Open the [Original], [Playlist] or [Video Snapshot] --> [Original]/ [Playlist] index screen. AVCHD discs created with the optional DW-100 DVD Burner cannot contain scenes recorded in MXP mode. If you have recorded scenes in MXP mode, add to the playlist in advance only those scenes recorded in other recording modes and create the disc from the [Playlist] index screen.

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3 For original recordings only: Choose whether to add to the disc all the scenes or only scenes that have not been previously added to a disc. When you create the disc from the [Playlist] index screen (including the playlist of video snapshot scenes), the disc will contain the entire playlist. [MENU] @}_ _} [Add Rec0idingS to Disc ] [A!! Scenes] or [Remaining Scenes] @} [X] rrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr

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Connecting to the DW-100 DVD Burner and Creating AVCHD Discs 1 Turn on the DVD Burner. DW-100: Refer to Creating DVDs. 2 Connect the camcorder USB cable.

to the DVD Burner using the supplied

• Connection _. Refer to Connection Diagrams (CJ_]124) and DW-100::_ Connections. • If the device type selection screen appears, touch [DVD Burner]. • When the connection is completed, [No disc] will be displayed. 3 Insert a brand new disc into the DVD Burner. • Use the OPEN/CLOSE button on the DVD Burner to open and close the disc tray. • After the disc is recognized, an information screen will display the type of DVD you are creating and the estimated time and number of discs it will require (based on the disc you inserted). • If you inserted a DVD-RW disc that already contains data, [The disc already contains data.] will be displayed. To overwrite the data (erasing the previous content of the disc), touch [OK] _} [Yes]. Press the start button on the DVD Burner. • A progress bar will be displayed on the screen. • After pressing the start button (while the disc is being written) the operation cannot be canceled.

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• When the last disc is finalized, [Task completed] will be displayed. Take out the disc and close the disc tray. When the data requires multiple discs After a disc is finalized, it will be ejected automatically and a message will appear. Insert the next disc and close the disc tray. To create an additional copy of the same disc After the operation is finished, insert a brand new disc, close the disc tray and repeat the operation. O

JMPORTANT

• AVCHD discs created with the optional DW-100 DVD Burner cannot contain scenes recorded in MXP mode. Use the supplied software ImageMixer 3 SE to save such scenes. • While the camcorder is connected to the DVD Burner, do not open the memory card slot cover and do not remove the memory card. • Observe the following precautions while the ACCESS indicator on the camcorder is on or flashing. Failing to do so may result in permanent data loss. - Do not open the memory card slot cover. - Do not disconnect the USB cable. - Do not disconnect the compact power adapter or turn off the camcorder or the DVD Burner. • For important information on handling your discs, refer to DW-1001Cautions on handling. (_

NOTES

• If a scene does not fit entirely in one disc, it may be divided and continue on the next disc. • When the camcorder contains a large number of scenes to be saved on discs, it may take a long time for the connection to the DVD Burner (step 2 above) to be completed. For best performance, we recommend limiting the number of scenes to be saved to 500 or fewer scenes. (With 500 scenes, it will take approximately 3 minutes to complete the connection.)

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Playing back AVCHD discs created with the DW-100 DVD Burner

DW-IO0

AVCHD-compatible DVDplayers,Blu-ray Discplayers

DVDplayersno[ comeatible with AVCHD _

AVCHD AVCHD disc created with the DW-IO0 ino MXP scenes) Do not insert the cIisc,

a disc

into an incompatible

device,

as you may

no_ De able to eject

Playing Back AVCHD Discs Using the DW-IO0 DVD Burner You can use the optional DW-1 O0 DVD Burner and the camcorder also to play back high-definition (AVCHD) discs on a TV. This is very convenient, for example to play back your discs even in a location where an AVCHD-compatible DVD player is not available. Operating

modes:

1

1 Connect the camcorder

to the TV.

Refer to Connection Diagrams (C_] 122). Select connection enjoy high-definition playback. 2 Turn on the camcorder

and set it to

_ or _ to

mode.

3 Turn on the DVD Burner and set it to Disc Playback

mode.

DW-100YRefer to Playing DVDs. 4 Connect the camcorder USB cable. • Connection _. Connections.

to the DVD Burner using the supplied

Refer to Connection Diagrams ([_] 124) and [DW-100:

• If the device type selection screen appears, touch [DVD Burner]. 5 Insert the disc you want to play back into the DVD Burner. • Use the OPEN/CLOSE button on the DVD Burner to open and close the disc tray. • After the disc is recognized, the disc's content will be displayed in an index screen.

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6 Select the scene you want to play back and touch it to start playing it back. O

IMPORTANT

• While the camcorder is connected to the DVD Burner, do not open the memory card slot cover and do not remove the memory card. (_)

NOTES

• Only AVCHD discs created with the DW-100 DVD Burner can be played back using the DVD Burner. • The camcorder's menus cannot be accessed while the camcorder is connected to the DVD Burner. • With the exception of fast playback at 60x speed, special playback modes ([_ 49) can be used also for disc playback.

SavingMovies onto Standard-Definiti0nDiscs (DVD) You can convert your high-definition video recordings into standard definition and save them onto standard DVDs. These are ideal for sharing your videos with family and friends since, unlike AVCHD or Blu-ray discs, standard DVDs can be played back on most DVD players and computers' DVD drives. You can complete the conversion to standard definition in the camcorder and then use the supplied software ImageMixer 3 SE to save the converted scenes and burn them onto DVDs in your computer. I nsta Ilatio n See 'PIXELA Applications'

Installation

Guide.

Using the software See 'lmageMixer ties CD-ROM).

3 SE Software

Guide' (PDF file on the Transfer

Utili-

Even without a computer, you can convert your video recordings into standard definition scenes and create DVDs using the optional DW-1 O0 DVD Burner. Refer to this section along with the relevant sections in the instruction manual of the DW-IO0. External

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Operating

modes:

1

Converting Scenes into Standard Definition 1 Power the camcorder

using the compact

power adapter.

2 Make sure there is a memory card in the camcorder available space. 3 Open the [Original], [Playlist] or [Video Snapshot] [Playlist] index screen.

with sufficient --> [Original]/

• Check that you have selected the [_ tab (built-in memory). • [Original] or [Video Snapshot] --> [Original] index screen: To convert all the scenes recorded on a specific date, narrow down the scenes shown to scenes recorded on that date ([_ 55). 4 Touch [_] to open the scene selection

screen.

When you convert scenes from the [Playlist] index screen (including the playlist of video snapshot scenes), you cannot select individual scenes; instead, the entire playlist will be converted. Skip directly to step 6. 5 Touch on the individual

scenes you want to convert.

• A checkmark -/ will appear on scenes selected. Touch a selected scene again to remove the checkmark. • To select all the scenes at once: Touch [Select All] instead of touching individual scenes. (Remove in advance any checkmarks from scenes you may have selected individually.) 6 Touch [Edit] _} [Convert HD.I_SD (0 conversion screen.

DVD)] to open the HD.I_SD

• If a copyright notice appears, read it carefully and touch [OK] if you agree. • touch err] to change the conversion settings as described below. 7 Touch [Yes] _} [OK]. Touch JR] to interrupt the operation while it is in progress. To embed the recording

date and time

The recording date and time will always be displayed scene. [_]_

[embed

Date/Time]

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_

[0n]

_

on the converted

[2::3] _[_]

To select the bit rate Using a higher bit rate will result in better video quality for the convetted scenes. [f_] _} [Bit Rate (Quality)] _} Desired option

(_)

_} [2:)] _}

NOTES

• When convertingscenes in the [Playlist] or [VideoSnapshot]_ [Original]/ [Playlist]index screen: - The scenes are converted with the selected background music (_ 89) instead of the original sound. • When convertingscenes in the [Playlist]: - All the scenes are merged into one converted scene. - If the converted scene is too large, it will be split into 2 GB-sized scenes. - The playlist cannot be converted when its total playback time exceeds 2 hours and 30 minutes. • The time required to convert scenes is approximately equal to the total playback time of the converted scenes. In most cases this is still faster than converting the scenes in the computer so we recommend you convert scenes in the camcorder. Connecting to the Computer and Creating DVD Discs 1 Power the camcorder

using the compact

power adapter.

2 Open the [For DVD Burning] index screen on the memory card.

3 Connect the camcorder cable.

to the computer

using the supplied

USB

• Connection _. Refer to Connection Diagrams (_ 124). • If the device type selection screen appears, touch [Computer/ Printer]. • On the computer, ImageMixer 3 SE will start up automatically and the startup screen (ImageMixer 3 Launcher) will appear. Externa! Connections * 137

4 Click[Disc writing] andcontinue theoperation onthecomputer following thesoftware's indications. Seealso 'lmageMixer 3SESoftware Guide' (PDF fileontheTransfer Utilities CD-ROM). O [MPORTANT • While thecamcorder isconnected tothecomputer, donotopen the memory cardslotcover anddonotremove thememory card. • Observe thefollowing precautions while theACCESS indicator isonor flashing. Failing todosomayresult inpermanent dataloss. - Donotopen thememory cardslotcover. - Donotdisconnect theUSB cable. - Donotdisconnect thecompact power adapter orturnoffthe camcorder orthecomputer. Connectingto the DW-IO0DVDBurnerand CreatingDVDDiscs Operatingmodes: 1 Power the camcorder

I using the compact

power adapter.

2 Open the [For DVD Burning] index screen on the memory card.

In mode: Choose whether to add to the disc all the scenes or only scenes that have not been previously added to a disc. /_ [MENU] _}

[Add ReCOrdings to DISC]

[AI! Scenes] or [Remaining Scenes] _} [X] 4 Connect the camcorder disc.

to the DW-IO0 DVD Burner and create the

The procedure is the same as that for burning AVCHD discs ([_

138 • ExternalConnections

132).

To play back standard-definition

DVDs

Standard-definition DVDs are created using DVD-Video specifications. Play back these DVDs using standard DVD players. (_

NOTES

• When the camcorder contains a large number of scenes to be saved on discs, it may take a long time for the connection to the DVD Burner (_ 132, step 2) to be completed. For best performance, we recommend limiting the number of scenes to be saved to 500 or fewer scenes. • Standard-definition DVDs cannot be played back using the DW-100 DVD Burner.

Saving Photoson PhotoDVDs Using the optional DW-100 DVD Burner you can save your photos on a Photo DVD. The Photo DVD will contain all your photos as JPG files as well as a slideshow of all the photos, each displayed for about 3 seconds, with the selected background music (_ 89). Refer to this section along with the relevant sections in the instruction manual of the DW-100. Operating

modes:

1 Power the camcorder 2 Open the [Photos]

using the compact

power adapter.

index screen.

3 Connect the camcorder disc.

to the DW-100 DVD Burner and create the

The procedure is the same as that for burning AVCHD discs (C:_ 132).

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To play back Photo DVDs Photo DVDs are created using DVD-Video specifications. Play back these DVDs using standard DVD players. If you computer has a DVD drive, you can play back the slideshow as a DVD and you can also access individual photos as JPG files. (_

NOTES

• Photo DVDs cannot be played back using the DW-100 DVD Burner. • _ When creating Photo DVDs from a memory card, if the memory card contains SD scenes in the [For Web Upload] index screen, the image files of the scene thumbnails will be saved on the DVD as well.

CopyingRecordingsto an External Video Recorder In High Definition Connect the camcorder to AVCHD-compatible digital video recorders to make perfect copies of your movies in high definition. If the external digital video recorder has an SD memory card slot, you can use the memory card to copy your movies without connecting the camcorder. Details will vary depending on the device used so be sure to refer to the instruction manual of the digital video recorder. In Standard Definition You can copy your movies by connecting the camcorder to a VCR or a digital video recorder with analog audio/video inputs. Video output will be in standard definition, although the original scenes are in high definition. Operating

modes:

1

Connecting Connect the camcorder to the VCR using Connection Connection Diagrams (_ 123).

i3_. Refer to

Recording 1 External device:

Load a blank cassette

to record pause mode.

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or disc and set the device

2 Turn on the camcorder Verify that _

_

and set it to

[AV/Headphones]

mode. is set to [lEVI AV].

3 Camcorder: Locate the scene you wish to copy and pause the playback shortly just before the desired scene. 4 Camcorder:

Resume playback.

By default, onscreen displays will be embedded in the output video signal. You can change the displays by repeatedly pressing [blsR i (CJ_]93). 5 External device: Start recording when the scene you wish to copy appears; stop recording when it ends. 6 Camcorder: (_

Stop playback.

NOTES

• We recommend adapter.

powering the camcorder using the compact power

Upl0adingMoviesto VideoSharing WebSites You can convert your high-definition video recordings into standard definition in order to upload them to your favorite video sharing Web site. If you are using an Eye-Fi card, after converting your video recordings into standard definition scenes you can upload your movies wirelessly, directly from the camcorder. Refer to Eye-Fi's homepage for the latest information on compatible Web sites. You can complete the conversion to standard definition in the camcorder and then use the supplied software ImageMixer 3 SE to upload your videos to the Web. I nsta Ilatio n See 'PIXELA Applications'

Installation

Guide.

Using the software See 'lmageMixer ties CD-ROM).

3 SE Software

Guide' (PDF file on the Transfer

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*

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Operating

modes:

1

Converting Scenes into Standard Definition 1 Power the camcorder

using the compact

power adapter.

2 Make sure there is a memory card in the camcorder available space. 3 Open the [Original], [Playlist] or [Video Snapshot] [Playlist] index screen.

with sufficient --> [Original]/

• Check that you have selected the [_ tab (built-in memory). • [Original] or [Video Snapshot] --> [Original] index screen: To convert all the scenes recorded on a specific date, narrow down the scenes shown to scenes recorded on that date ([_ 55). 4 Touch [_] to open the scene selection

screen.

When you convert scenes from the [Playlist] index screen (including the playlist of video snapshot scenes), you cannot select individual scenes; instead, the entire playlist will be converted. Skip directly to step 6. 5 Touch on the individual

scenes you want to convert.

• A checkmark -/ will appear on scenes selected. Touch a selected scene again to remove the checkmark. • To select all the scenes at once: Touch [Select All] instead of touching individual scenes. (Remove in advance any checkmarks from scenes you may have selected individually.) 6 Press [WEB and touch [Yes]. • If a copyright notice appears, read it /_ carefully and touch [OK] if you agree. • Before touching [Yes], you can touch [fr] to change the conversion settings as described below. • Touch [.] to interrupt the operation while it is in progress.

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7 When the conversion appear.

is completed,

a confirmation

screen will

Connect the camcorder to the computer at this point ([_ 144) to continue uploading the converted videos to the Web or touch [End Without Connecting] to connect to the computer later. To embed the recording

date and time

The recording date and time will always be displayed scene. [f_] @[embed

Date/Time]

_

[on]

_

on the converted

[2::3] _[_]

To select the bit rate Using a higher bit rate will result in better video quality for the converted scenes, while a lower bit rate will result in smaller file sizes and faster uploads.

To convert

only part of a scene

Instead of steps 4 and 5 above, touch on the scene you want to convert to start playing it back. Pause the playback at the point where you want the conversion to begin and continue with step 6. (_

NOTES

• When convertingscenes in the [Playlist] or [Video Snapshot] --> [Original]/ [Playlist] index screen: - The scenes are converted with the selected background music (_ 89) instead of the original sound.

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• When convertingscenes in the [Playlist]: - All the scenes are merged into one converted scene. - If the converted scene is too large, it will be split into smaller 10minute long scenes. - When converting only part of a scene, the maximum length of the converted scene will be 10 minutes from the starting (playback pause) point. - The playlist cannot be converted when its total playback time exceeds 2 hours and 30 minutes. • The time required to convert scenes is approximately equal to the total playback time of the converted scenes. In most cases this is still faster than converting the scenes in the computer so we recommend you convert scenes in the camcorder. Connecting to the Computer and Uploading your Videos If you are connecting the camcorder to the computer immediately after the conversion described in the previous section, start this procedure from step 3 below. Otherwise, start this procedure from the beginning. 1 Power the camcorder

using the compact

power adapter.

2 Open the [For Web Upload] index screen on the memory card. [_Pl_]

_

_

3 Connect the camcorder cable.

[sD scenes]

_

to the computer

[For Web (MPEG:2)]

using the supplied

USB

• Connection _. Refer to Connection Diagrams (_ 124). • If the device type selection screen appears, touch [Computer/ Printer]. • On the computer, ImageMixer 3 SE will start up automatically and the startup screen (ImageMixer 3 Launcher) will appear. 4 Click [Web upload] and continue the operation following the software's indications.

on the computer

See also 'lmageMixer 3 SE Software Guide' (PDF file on the Transfer Utilities CD-ROM).

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O

IMPORTANT

• While the camcorder is connected to the computer, do not open the memory card slot cover and do not remove the memory card. • Observe the following precautions while the ACCESS indicator is on or flashing. Failing to do so may result in permanent data loss. - Do not open the memory card slot cover. - Do not disconnect the USB cable. - Do not disconnect the compact power adapter or turn off the camcorder or the computer. Uploading your Videos Wirelessly If you are using an Eye-Fi card, you can automatically upload the movies from the [For Web Upload] index screen to your favorite video sharing Web site. You will need to have installed the software supplied with your Eye-Fi card and completed all the required configuration setup in advance. Refer to the instruction manual of the Eye-Fi card. Please read the IMPORTANT section ([::_ 146) before using an Eye-Fi card. 1 Insert your Eye-Fi card into the camcorder and make sure there is sufficient available space on the memory card. 2 Convert the desired

movies ([_

142).

• When the conversion is completed, touch [End Without Connecting]. • If you are within the range of a configured network, Web upload will start automatically. • The status of the wireless communication is shown by the Eye-Fi icon as follows: - _ (grayed out) Communication not established - _ (white, flashing) Connecting; _ (white, continuously on) Wireless upload on standby - _ (animated) Wireless upload in progress - _" OFF[Eye-Fi Communication] is set to [!_'_ Off] - _ Wireless upload stopped by the camcorder ([:_ 173) - "_ Error reading from the Eye-Fi card (_ 172)

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O

IMPORTANT

Using an Eye-Fi Card • This product is not guaranteed to support Eye-Fi card functions (including wireless transfer). In case of an issue with an Eye-Fi card, please check with the card manufacturer. Also note that an approval is required to use Eye-Fi cards in many countries or regions. Without approval, use of the card is not permitted. If it is unclear whether the card has been approved for use in the area, please check with the card manufacturer. • Do not use Eye-Fi cards on airplanes and in other places where wireless communication is forbidden. Remove the Eye-Fi card from the camcorder beforehand. (_

NOTES

• Depending on the amount of data to be uploaded and the network's wireless connection conditions, it can take some time to upload video files. If the wireless connection is too weak, the wireless upload may fail and the video files will be registered as incomplete uploads. • About powersaving: - Wireless communication drains the power of the battery pack faster than usual. We recommend powering the camcorder using the compact power adapter. - While files are being uploaded wirelessly, the camcorder's automatic power off function will be disabled. • While recording audio with an external microphone, the interference caused by wireless communications may result in noise being picked up and recorded with the sound. We recommend turning off the wireless communication while recording. [MENU]

e_

e

[Eye.Fi

communication],

e

* This menu option will appear only when using an Eye-Ficard, • If the LOCK switch on the Eye-Fi card is set to prevent writing, you will not be able to turn the wireless communication on/off and the status icon will change to "_. To use wireless communication make sure the switch on the Eye-Fi card is not in the LOCK position. • While using an Eye-Fi Card, the ACCESS indicator may flash from time to time.

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Additional Information This chapter sages,

contains

handling

troubleshooting

and maintenance

advice, tips,

screen

and other

mes-

information.

Appendix: Menu Options Lists Menu

items

not available

appear

grayed

out.

For details

about

how to

select an item, refer to Using the Menus ([_ 32). For details about each function, see the reference page. Menu options without a reference page are explained indicate default values.

after the tables.

Underlined

menu

options

FUNC.Panel FUNC. Panel - Recording

Modes

[MENU]

Open the menus





_ 33

[Recl Programs] ....

[P Programmed AE]I [Tv Shutter-Pril AEil





70

[_C]_Cine Mode]





63

[_.





60





76



-

80

[AV Aperture-Pri. AE]

Portrait], [€_,. Sports], [3.q Night Scene],

[_¢ Snow], [_ Beach], [.._- Sunset], [8 Low Light], [Z_, Spotlight], [-i_i_?Fireworks], [[email protected] Underwater], [_ Surface] [WB White Balance]

[AWl{ Automatic], [_-'- Daylight], [_'_ Shade], [ql_ Cloudy], [_ Fluorescent], [8 Fluorescent H], [_" Tungsten], [_". Custom WB]

[,_ Mic. Level]

[A Automatic], [M Manual] [Audio Level Indicator]: Toggle on (O) or off (o)

Additional

information

,, 147

[_- Flash]

[fA Automatic], [@

Red-EyeAuto],

-



107

[_- Flash On], [___ Flash Off]

[® Focus]

[MF] (manual focus): Toggle on (O) or off (©), Touch AF frame





74

[F_ Exposure]

[M] (manual exposure): Toggle on (O) or





73





46



-

74

-



112

off (©), Touch AE frame [ZOOM]

....

Zoom controls,

control :::::::...........................

[E'_ AGC Limit]

[A Automatic], [M

[Metering Mode]

[I-_-I Evaluative], [[3 [I-o3 Spot]

[_- Video Light]

[1_

On], [!_

Off]





78

[_

[1_

On], [!_

Off]



-

65



-

69

Pre REC]

_uous, [_

Digital Effects]

Manual]]: (0 dB - 24 dB) Center-Wt. Avg.],

[__j H -Speed Cont

[o_F Off], [I-'.L'I Black & White], [I-'._! Sepia], [_e Trigger/Once], [1"$10Fade Trigger/Always] [r-J_l Wipe/Once] [[]0

14.8 * Additional

Wipe/Always]

information



[Edit] Panel -

Mode

_:

Original scenes

Ill:

Playlist scenes (including the playlist only of video snapshot scenes)

Eli: Original video snapshot scenes t_: SD scenes on the memory card (1_

[Copy

only)

[All Scenes]







-

[This Scene] [from the Timeline screen)



-



-

[Selected Scenes]



-



-







-



-



-

[Selected Scenes]



-



-

56,

JAil Scenes]









95

[This Scene] (from the Timeline screen or playback pause)







-

[Add to Playlist]

[Selected Scenes], JAil Scenes] [This Scene] (from the Timeline screen)

• •

-

• •

_

94

[Move]

[This Scene] (from the Timeline screen)

-



, -

, -

95

[Divide]

[This Scene] (from the Timeline screen or playback pause)



.....

[Convert HD,_SD (0 DVD)] [Delete]

[All Scenes] ......... [This Scene] (from the Timeline screen)

Additional

Information

136

98

*

149

[Edit] Panel - _

Mode

[Selected Photos], JAilPhotos]

[Copy (_ ,_ _;])] [Delete] [Protect] [Print Orders] [Rotate]

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-

information





114

[Digital Zoom]

[1'_

[Zoom Speed]

[i't/_t Variable], [1_

[AF Mode]

[IAF'

[AF-Assist Lamp]

[1_II Automatic], [1'_

[Focus Priority]

[_ [1_

AiAF Frames], [I-;-i Center Frame], Off]

[1_

On], [1'_

Off]

[1_

On], [1'_

[1_

On], [1'_

Focus Assistance]

Off], [l"iti_ 60x], [_

300x]

Speed 3],









-

-



109

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-

Off]





74

Off]



....





77

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-

Instant AF], [_

Normal AF] ..... Off]

i 46

Tracking] [Auto Backlight Correction] Auto S ow Shutter] [Image Effects]

[_'6"FFOff], [Sv Vivid], [SN Neutral], [--#_sLow Sharpening], [_sD Soft Skin Detail], [_'c Custom Effect]

[Microphone Attenuator]

[1_

On _iJ],

Off]



Surround Mic Directionality]*

[_

Surround], [ _:_a'Zoom], [.... _a, Shotgun]



_el

[POWEREDIS Button]

[1"_

(Gray) [_w

[I_

Grid (Gray)]

[l_f]

Press and Hold], [_

-

-

Grid (White)

Toggle On/Off]



-

65

* Option available only when the optional SM--V1 Surround Microphone is attached to the camcorder after having updated the camcorder's firmware using the mem-ory card supplied with the SM-V1,

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[Dig[taJ Zeem]: Determines the operation ofthedigital zoom. Thecolor oftheindicator indicates thezoom. • When activated, the camcorder will switch automatically to digital zoom when you zoom in beyond the optical zoom range. • With the digital zoom the image is digitally processed, so the image resolution will deteriorate the more you zoom in.

................... --,li White

Light blue

Dark blue

Upto 18x*

18x*60x

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[AF Mede]; Select how fast the autofocus will operate. • With [_ Instant AF] the autofocus adjusts quickly to a new subject. This is convenient for example when changing the focus from a near subject to a far subject in the background, or when recording moving subjects. • When the optional Wide-converter or Tele-converter is attached to the camcorder, it may partially obstruct the Instant AF sensor. Set the AF mode to [_ Normal AF]. • When the recording program is set to [_ Underwater] or [ _-_ Surface], the AF mode is automatically set to [_ Normal AF]. [Fetus Prierltyl; When the focus priority is activated, the camcorder records a photo only after the focus has been adjusted automatically. You can also select which AF frames to use. [_ AiAF Frames]: One or more AF frames out of the nine frames available are automatically selected and the focus is fixed on them. [iT1 Center Frame]: A single focusing frame appears in the center of the screen and the focus is automatically fixed on it. [1_i Off]: No AF frame will appear and the photo will be recorded immediately after you press [PHOTO I . • When the recording program is set to [i,i,'-."Fireworks], focus priority is automatically set to [1_i Off]. • When focus priority is activated, if face detection (1::_ 66) is also activated, the camcorder will focus on the face of the main subject (white face-detection frame) when one is detected. [lFecu$ Assistance]; When focus assistance is activated, the image at the center of the screen is magnified to help you focus manually (1::_ 74).

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• Using focus assistance will not affect the recordings. It will be cancelled automatically after 4 seconds or when you start recording. [Auto SJew Shutter]: The camcorder automatically uses slow shutter speeds to obtain brighter recordings in places with insufficient lighting. • Minimum shutter speed used: 1/30; 1/12 when the frame rate is set to [FJ'-_'IPF24]; 1/15 when it is set to [R'-_ PF30]. • The auto slow shutter can only be activated when the recording program is set to [P Programmed AE], but the setting will not change even if you set the camcorder to mode. • If a trailing afterimage appears, set the slow shutter to [r_'-J Off]. • If _l_j (camcorder shake warning) appears, we recommend stabilizing the camcorder, for example, by mounting it on a tripod. • When the recording program is set to [_ Underwater] or [_-_ Surface], the auto slow shutter is automatically set to [r_'-J Off]. _[nd Screen]: The camcorder automatically reduces the background sound of wind when recording outdoors. • Some low-frequency sounds will be suppressed along with the sound of wind. When recording in surroundings unaffected by wind or if you want to record low-frequency sounds, we recommend setting the wind screen to [l'_'-J Off _/€]. [M[crephene Attenuater]: Helps prevent audio distortions due to high audio recording levels. • Set the microphone attenuator to [l';_l On _"n] when the audio recording level ([_ 80) is set correctly but the audio still sounds distorted. When the microphone attenuator is activated, _ appears on the screen. • When the recording program is set to [[email protected]] or [_-_ Surface], the microphone attenuator is automatically set to [r_'-J Off]. [$urreund Mic DJrect[enaJJty]: Sets the directionality mode of the optional SM-V1 Surround Microphone. [Surround]: Records 5.1 ch surround sound. [Zoom]: Records 5.1 audio channels. Additionally, the audio is linked to the zoom position. The larger the subject appears on the screen, the louder the sound will be as well. [Shotgun]: Records monaural audio with a highly directional setting that is most sensitive to sound coming directly from the front of the camcorder/ microphone.

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[Oesereen Markers]: You can display a grid or a horizontal line at the center of the screen. Use the markers as a reference to make sure your subject is framed correctly (vertically and/or horizontally). • Using the onscreen markers will not affect the recordings. [POWERED J$ Butl:ee]-" Determines the operation mode of the POWERED IS button. [Press and Hold]: Powered IS will be activated while /ou hold the button pressed down. [Toggle On/Oft]: Each press of the button will turn the Powered IS function on and off. [_

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[Photo Quality/Size] [LW 2304x1296],

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[13x 18 cm], [lOx 14.8 cm], [Credit Card], [4 x 6 in.], [8.5 x 11 in.], [A3], [A4], [4 x 7.1 in.]

[Frame Rate]: Selects the frame rate to be used when recording. [1_ PF30]: 30 frames per second, progressive. Use this frame rate to easily edit your recordings, for example, to post them on the Web. [FJ_'I PF24]: 24 frames per second, progressive. Using this frame rate will give your recordings a cinematic look. When combined with the [_ Cine Mode] recording program (1_ 63), the cinematic look will be enhanced. Additional

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[Memery Jure]-"Displays a screen where you can verify how much of the built-in memory (lflil_ile;t_ only) or the memory card is currently in use (li] total recording time and [] total number of photos) and how much space remains available for recording. • Estimated figures about available movie recording time and available number of photos are approximate and based on the recording mode and photo quality/size settings currently in use. • In the information screen of a memory card you can also check its Speed Class. • _ The [Total space] shown for the built-in memory indicates actually usable space. It may be slightly smaller than the nominal built-in memory capacity listed in the Specifications. [x,voCuJur]: Uses a color space with an extended gamut to achieve deeper colors, closer to real life. • Use this function to record video only when you intend to play back your recordings on an HDTV compatible with x.v.Color, connected to the camcorder using an HDM] cable. If recordings made with x.v.Oolor are played back on a non-compatible q-V,colors may not be reproduced correctly. [Auto Rutate]-" Photos that were recorded in portrait orientation (by turning the camcorder on its side), will be rotated automatically and displayed correctly during playback. [Phutu Review Time]-" Selects the time to display a photo after it has been recorded. • The review time can only be set when the drive mode is set to [I--I Single]. [Phutu Numburiugl-" Select the photo numbering method to be used on a new memory card. Photos are automatically assigned consecutive numbers from 0101 to 9900, and stored in folders containing up to 100 photos. Folders are numbered from 101 to 998. [l'gk'l Reset]: Photo numbers will restart from 101-0101 every time you insert a new memory card. [_ Continuous]: Photo numbers will continue from the number following that of the last photo recorded with the camcorder. • If the memory card you insert already contains a photo with a larger number, a new photo will be assigned a number one higher than that of the last photo on the memory card. • We recommend using the [_ Continuous] setting.

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[SelectMusic] When[r_l

On]- list of music tracks

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[Feet Size]; Changes the size of the font for the menu and other screens. • When the font size is set to [A Large], some information may be displayed in shortened form (icons only, etc.). Some screens will be displayed using the small font size regardless of the setting. ]Output Onscreen Dispmays] • When set to [r;911On], the camcorder's onscreen displays will appear also on the screen of a TV or monitor connected to the camcorder. [LCD Brightness]: Adjusts the brightness of the LCD screen. • Changing the brightness of the LCD screen does not affect the brightness of your recordings or the brightness of the playback image on a TV. [LCD Screen Dimmer]: When set to [r;_ On], the LCD screen is dimmed. Doing so is ideal when using the camcorder in locations where the LCD's illumination could become a nuisance to others. Hold _Js_i pressed down for about 2 seconds to restore the LCD screen to its previous brightness setting. • Dimming the LCD screen does not affect the brightness of your recordings or the brightness of the playback image on a TV. • When the screen dimmer is set to [1"1_ Oft], the LCD screen will return to the brightness level that was in use before the screen was dimmed. ]Nntifieat[nn Snunds]: A beep will accompany some operations like turning on the camcorder, the self-timer countdown, etc. ]Wireless Rnmntn Cnntrnl]: Allows the camcorder to be operated with the wireless controller. [Pnwnr Saving Mndn]: Controls the camcorder's automatic power off settings. [Auto Power Off]: In order to save power when the camcorder is powered by a battery pack, it will automatically shut off if left without any operation for 5 minutes. • Approximately 30 seconds before the camcorder shuts off, [Auto power off] will appear. • In standby mode, the camcorder will shut off after the time selected for the [Quick Start (Standby)] setting. [Quick Start (Standby)]: Select whether to activate the Quick Start function (1_ 47) when you close the LCD panel in a recording mode and the length of time after which the camcorder will end the standby mode and shut off automatically.

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• You can set Quick Start to [r_t off], for example, if the camcorder is set on a fixed position and you want to keep recording video with the LCD panel closed in order to conserve the battery's power. [Calendar Sta_ Day]; Select the day on which the week in the calendar screen ([_ 55). [Battery |nfe]," Displays a screen where you can verify the battery charge (as a percentage) and the remaining recording time ( , mode) or playback time ( , _ mode). [CentreJ fnr HDMJ]; Activates the HDMI-CEC (Consumer Electronics Control) function. When you connect the camcorder to an HDTV compatible with HDM]-CEC using an HDM] cable, you can control the camcorder's playback using the remote control of the TV. • If set to [r_J_ On], when the camcorder is connected to a compatible HDTV using an HDM] cable, the video input on the TV will automatically be set to the camcorder's video input. Then, you can use the up/down/ left/right buttons and the OK or SET button on the TV's remote control to play back your recordings. • Depending on the TV set, additional settings may be required on the TV itself to activate the HDM]-CEC function. Refer to the TV's instruction manual. • Correct operation of the HDMI-CEC function cannot be guaranteed even when connecting the camcorder to compatible TV sets. If you cannot use the remote control of the TV, set [Control for HDMI] to [_"J Off] and operate the camcorder directly or use the camcorder's wireless controller. • The remote control of the TV can only be used to play back movies or photos (_ or _ mode only). If the camcorder is connected to the TV while it is set to a recording mode, depending on the TV used, turning off the TV will automatically turn off the camcorder even if it is recording at the time. • We recommend not connecting more than 3 HDMI-CEC compatible devices at a time. [HDM| Status]; Displays a screen where you can verify the standard of the output signal from the HDM] OUT terminal. [Distance Units]; Selects the units to use for the focusing distance display during manual focus.

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[Deme Mede]; The demonstration mode displays the camcorder's main features. It starts automatically when the camcorder is powered with the compact power adapter if you leave it turned on without a memory card for more than 5 minutes. • To cancel the demo mode once it has started, press any button or turn off the camcorder. [Reset AJJ];Resets all the camcorder's

settings to default values.

[Firmware]; You can verify the current version of the camcorder's ware. This menu option is usually unavailable.

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Appendix:Onscreen Icons and Displays Recording Movies (in Dual Shot mode)

® i:) Smart AUTO mode (_

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43)

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@ Control button: Start/Stop

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recording @ Face detection

66)

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([._ 167)

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Recording Movies (in M

Manual mode)

@ @® @@

@ @

:t2, Control button: Open the FUNC. panel (_[_ 32)

:25_x.v.Color ([-.:ZJ156) :_6)Face detection ([._ 66)

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([.._173) gain) limit ([._ 74)

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@ Mini video light (_

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78)

Recording Photos (in M

Manual mode)

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109)

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recording (_ @ AF frame (_

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@ Focus and exposure

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lock

(C[_142, 104)

107)

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@ Camcorder

shake warning

(_

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@ In the built-in memory

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@ Playback control buttons

(C[_149)

51_External audio input (CCI 90)

@ Data code (_

93,157)

@ Volume (CCI 49)

@ Scene number Additional

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@ @

@

@

Exifinformationpanel

@ Control button: Open the setup menus (_ 151) @ Protected

photo mark ([._ 115)

@ Current photo/Total photos @ Photo number (_ @ Histogram

number of

@ Control button: Slideshow

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70) 70)

6_ Memory operation • Record.ttll Recordpause,I_ Playback,IR Playbackpause.I_1_ Faslplayback. Fastreverseplayback,I _- Slowplayback.-_1Slowreverseplayback, II1_ Frameadvance.4111 =ramereverse. @ Remaining battery time • Theiconshowsa roughestimateof the remainingchargeasa 3ercentageof thefull chargeofthe 3atterypack.Theremainingrecording/playback time ofthe batterypackis displayed. n minutes nexttothe icon. • When_ is displayedin red,replacethe batterypackwith a fullychargedone. • Whenyouattachanemptybatterypack,thepowermayturnoffwithoutdisplaying _. • Thefirst time you usea batterypack,fully chargeit andthenusethe camcorderuntil thebatterypackis completelyexhausted.Doingsowill ensurethat theremaining recordingtime will bedisplayedaccurately. • Dependingon the conditionsunderwhichthe camcorderandthe batterypackare Jsed.the actua batterychargemay notbe indicatedaccurately. • Whenthe camcorderis off, press _J to displaythe chargestatusof a 3atterypack.TheIntelligentSystemwill displaythe chargestatus(asa percentage) andthe remainingrecordingtime (in minutes)for 5 seconds.Ifthe batterypackis exhausted,the batteryinformationmay notbe displayed. _3)PF24 progressive frame rate Selectthe PF24progressiveframe rate(_ 63) to giveyourrecordingsa cinematic ook Youcan combinethis framerate withthe [hL]_CineMode]recordin£programto enhancethe effect. _4_Remaining recording time Whenthere is no morefreespaceonthe memory,[[_ End](built-inmemory, enly_or [l_ End](memorycard)will be displayedandthe recordingwill stop. Number of available photos g in red:Thereis nomemorycardinthe camcorder. in green:6 or morephotos"!, inyellow:1 to 5 photos.11,in red: Nomorephotos can be recorded. • Whenviewingthe photos,the displaywill alwaysbe ingreen. • Dependingon the recordingconditions,the numberof availablephotosdisplayed _naynotdecreaseevenafter a recordinghasbeenmade,or may decreaseby2 3hotosat once.

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Troubleshooting If you have a problem with your camcorder, refer to this section. Sometimes what you think is a malfunction of the camcorder may have the simplest of solutions - please read the "CHECK THIS FIRST" box before going on to the more detailed problems and solutions. Consult your dealer or a Canon Service Center if the problem persists. CHECK THIS FIRST Power supply • Is the battery charged? Is the compact power adapter correctly connected to the camcorder? ([_ 23) Recording • Did you turn the camcorder on and correctly set it to a recording mode? ([_} 42, 58, 104) If you are recording on a memory card, is one correctly inserted into the camcoder? ([_ 38) Playback • Did you turn the camcorder on and correctly set it to playback mode? ([_} 49, 100) If you are playing back recordings from a memory card, is one correctly inserted into the camcorder? ([_ 38) Does it contain any recordings? Other • Does the camcorder make a rattling sound? The internal lens fixture can move when the camcorder is turned off or in a playback mode. This is not a malfunction.

Power source Thecamcorder will not turn on or it turns off by itself. - The battery pack is exhausted.Replace or charge the battery pack. - Remove the battery packand reattach it correctly. - Whenthe recording program is set to [Underwater] or [Surface], the camcorder may turn off automatically if it becomes too hot. Turn off the camcorder and let it cool down. Cannot charge the battery pack. - Make sure the camcorder is offso charging can start. - The temperature of the battery pack is outside the charging range. If the battery pack's temperature is below 0 °C (32 °F),warm it before charging it; if it is above 40 °C (104 °F), let the battery pack cool clownbefore charging it. - Chargethe battery pack in temperatures between0 °C and 40 °C (32 °F and 104 °F). - The battery pack is faulty. Replacethe battery pack.

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- The camcorder cannot communicatewith the battery pack attached.Such battery packs cannot be charged using this camcorder. A noise can be heard from the compact power adapter. - A faint sound can be heard while the compact power adapter is connectedto a power outlet. This is not a malfunction. The battery pack is exhausted extremely quickly even at normal temperatures. - The battery may have reachedthe end of its battery life. Buy a new battery pack.

Recording Pressing _TAR_iS_6F' will not start recording. - Youcannot record while the camcorder is writing previous recordings onto the memory (while the ACCESSindicator is on or flashing). Wait until the camcorder has finished. - The memory is full or it already contains the maximum number of scenes (3,999 scenes). Deletesome recordings ([._[_56, 102) or initialize the memory(_ 40) to free some space. The point where _TA_i_9 recording.

_ was pressed does not match the beginning/end of the

- There is a slight interval between pressing START/STOPand the actual start!end of recording. This is not a malfunction. The camcorder will not focus. - Autofocus does not work on the subject. Focus manually ([._[_174). - The lens or InstantAF sensor is dirty. Cleanthe lens or sensor with a soft lens-cleaning cloth ([._[_1191).Neveruse tissue paper to clean the lens. When a subject flits across in front of the lens, the image appears slightly bent. - This is a phenomenontypical of CMOSimage sensors.Whena subject crossesvery quickly in front of the camcorder, the image may seem slightly warped. This is not a malfunction. Changing the operating mode between recording (O)/record pause (O||)/playback takes longer than usual.

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- Whenthe memory contains a large number of scenes,some operations may take longerthan usual. Saveyour recordings ([._[_1128)and initialize the memory ([._[_1 40). Movies or photos cannot be recorded properly. - This may occur as movies and photos are recorded/deleted overtime. Save your recordings (C[] 128) and initialize the memory (C[] 40). Cannot record a photo in mode. - Youcannot take photos in this mode if _ ([._[_1110),or if either the digital zoom (_

_} [SimultaneousRecording[ is set to [Off] 152) or a digital effect (_ 69) is activated.

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After using the camcorder for a long time, it becomes hot. - The camcorder may become hot after using it continuouslyfor long periods of time; this is not a malfunction. If the camcorder becomes unusually hot or it becomes hot after using it only for a short while, it may indicatea problem with the camcorder. Consulta CanonService Center.

Playback Cannot add scenes to the playlist. - The playlist can contain a maximum of 999 scenes.If the playlist includes scenes recordedin MXP or FXPmode, the maximum number of scenes in the playlist may be lessthan 999. - Youmay not beable to add to the playlist scenes recordedor edited using another device. - The memory is full. Delete some recordings(_[_150, 102) or initialize the memory (_[_140) to free some space. Cannot move scenes in the playlist. - The memory is full. Delete some recordings(_[_150, 102) or initialize the memory (_[_140) to free some space. Cannot delete a scene. - Youmay not beable to delete scenes recordedor edited using another device. Deleting scenes takes longer than usual. - Whenthe memorycontains a large number of scenes, some operationsmay take longerthan usual. Save your recordings (C[_I128) and initialize the memory (C[_I 40). Cannot delete a photo. - The photo is protected. Removethe protection (_

115).

Cannot capture a video snapshot scene from a movie. - Youcannot capture video snapshot scenes from scenes recorded or edited using another device. - The memory is full. Delete some recordings([.Z_I56, 102) or initialize the memory ([.Z_I40) to free some space. When playing back scenes/slideshow with background music, the music track is not played back correctly. - This canoccur when you transfer the music files to a memoryafter repeatedly recording and deleting scenes(fragmented memory). Saveyour recordings (_ 128) and initialize the memory ([-Z_J40). Then, transfer the music files first and only then write the video files back to the memory. - Music tracks will not play back correctly if the connection was interruptedwhile transferring the music files. Delete the music tracks and transfer the music files again. - The transfer rate of the memory card used is too slow. Usea recommendedmemory card (_ 37).

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When playing scenes/a slideshow linked toexternal audio, thevideo playback isnot correctly linked tothe external player. -The volume ofexternal player may betoo low. Try increasing the volume ofthe external player. Cannot divide scenes -You cannot divide scenes recorded oredited using another device. -The memory isfull. Delete some recordings (CC156, 102) orinitialize the memory (_ 40) to free some space. Cannot copy scenes/photos -You may not beable tocopy scenes/photos recorded oredited using another device. Cannot mark individual scenes/photos inthe index screen with acheckmark ,/ -You cannot select more than 100 scenes/photos individually. Reduce the number ofselected scenes/photos oruse the [Select All] option. Indicators andOnscreen Displays lights up in red. - Battery pack is exhausted. Replaceor charge the battery pack. appears on the screen. - The camcorder cannot communicatewith the battery pack attached so the remaining battery time cannot be displayed. r_q lights up in red. - A memory card error occurred. Turn off the camcorder. Removeand reinsert the memory card. Initialize the memory card if the display does not change backto normal. - The memory card is full. Replacethe memory card or delete some recordings (CC156, 102) to free some space on the memory card. flashes in red on the screen. - The camcorder has malfunctioned. Consult a CanonServiceCenter. Even after stopping recording, the ACCESSindicator does not go off. - The scene is beingrecorded in the memory. This is not a malfunction. appears on the screen. - The camcorder has become hot while in the [Underwater] or [Surface] recording program. Turn off the camcorder and let it cool down. The red ON/OFF(CHG)indicator flashes rapidly (_ intervals).

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- Charging has stopped becausethe compact power adapter or the battery pack is faulty. Consult a CanonService Center.

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The red ON/OFF(CHG)indicator flashes very slowly (L.:,,: :_:.j one flash at 2second intervals). - The temperature of the battery pack is outside the charging range. If the battery pack's temperature is below 0 °C (32 °F),warm it before charging it; if it is above 40 °C (104 °F), let the battery pack cool down before charging it. - Chargethe battery pack in temperatures between0 °C and 40 °C (32 °F and 104 °F). - The battery pack is damaged.Usea different battery pack. appears on the screen - The LOCKswitch on the Eye-Ficard is set to preventaccidental erasure.Changethe position of the LOCKswitch. - An error occurred when trying to read data from an Eye-Ficard. Turn the camcorder off then on again. If the icon appearsoften, there might be a problemwith the Eye-Ficard. Contact the card manufacturer'scustomer care.

Pictureand Sound Thescreen appears too dark. - The LCDscreen was dimmed. Hold DISR pressed down for 2 seconds to restorethe LCD screen to its previousbrightness setting. Screen displays turn on and off repeatedly. - The battery pack is exhausted.Replace or charge the battery pack. - Remove the battery packand reattach it correctly. Abnormal characters appear on the screen and the camcorder does not operate properly. - Disconnectthe power source and reconnect it after a short time. If the problem still persists, use the _ _ [ResetAll Settings] menu option to reset all the camcorder's settings to default values. Video noise appears on screen. - Keep a distance between the camcorder and devices that emit strong electromagnetic fields [plasma TVs, cellular phones, etc.). Horizontal bands appear on the screen. - This is a phenomenontypical of CMOSimage sensors when recording under some types of fluorescent, mercury or sodium lamps. Toreduce the symptoms, set the recording program to [Programmed AE]or [Shutter-Pri. AE](C[_170).This is not a malfunction. Noise can be heard along with the recorded sound - When recording sound with an external microphone, the interferencecaused by wireless communications may be picked up and recorded as noise.We recommend turning off the wireless communication while recording (C[_1146).

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Sound isdistorted orisrecorded atlower levels. -When recording near loud sounds (such asfireworks, shows orconcerts), sound may become distorted oritmay not berecorded atthe actual levels. Activate the microphone attenuator (_ 153) oradjust the audio recording level manually (CC180). The picture isdisplayed correctly but there isnosound from thebuilt-in speaker. -Speaker volume isturned off. Adjust the volume. -Ifthe STV-250N Stereo Video Cable isconnected tothe camcorder, disconnect it. -The AV terminal isset toheadphone output. Set _ _ [AV/Headphones] to[AV]. Memory Card and Accessories Cannot insertthe memory card. - The memory cardwas not facing the correct direction. Turn the memory card over and insert it. Cannot record on the memory card. - The memory card is full. Deletesome recordings (CC156, 102) to free some space or replace the memory card. - Initialize the memory card (C[_I40) when you use it with the camcorder for the first time. - The LOCKswitch on the memory card is set to prevent accidental erasure. Changethe position of the LOCKswitch. - A compatible memory card must be used to be able to record movieson a memory card (CC137). - The folder and file numbers have reachedtheir maximum value. Set _ _ [Photo Numbering] to [Reset[ and insert a new memory card. The wireless controller will not work. - Set _ _} [WirelessRemoteControl] to [On]. - Replacethe battery of the wireless controller. Cannot upload files wirelessly using an Eye-Fi card. - _ _ [Eye-FiCommunication[ is set to [Off] (_ appearsonscreen). Set it to [Automatic]. - Openingthe LCD panelmay help when the wireless connection is not strong enough. - If certain conditions occur while uploading files, such as the camcorder becoming too hot or the wireless connection getting too weak, the camcorder may stop the wireless upload ('_ appears onscreen).Turn off the camcerder and let it cool down or move to a location with a stronger wireless signal. - Contact the card manufacturer'scustomer care.

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Connectionswith ExternalDevices Video noise appears on the 11/screen. - When using the camcorder in a roomwhere a TVis located, keep a distance betweenthe compact power adapter andthe power or antennacables of the TV. Playback looks fine on the camcorder hut there is no image on the 11/screen. - The video input on the TV is not set to the video terminal to which you connectedthe camcorder. Selectthe correct video input. There is no sound from the TV. - When connecting the camcorder to an HDTVusing the CTC-IO0/SComponentCable, make sure to connect also the audio connections using the white and red plugs of the STV-250N StereoVideo Cable. The camcorder is connected using the optional HTC-IO0HDMI Cable, but there is no picture or sound from the HDIV. - Disconnectthe HTC-IO0 HDMI Cableand then restore the connection or turn the camcorder off and then on again. The camcorder is connected using the optional HTC-IO0 HDMICable, but HDMI-CECdoes not work (cannot play back using the TV's remote control). - Disconnectthe HTC-IO0HDMI cable and turn off the camcorder and the TV.After a short while turn them on againand restorethe connection. - _ _ [Control for HDMI] is set to [Off]. Set it to [On]. - HDMI-CECis not activated on the connectedTV.Activate this function on the TV. - Evenwith TVsets compatible with HDMI-CECthe range of functions available differs depending on the type of TV.Referto the instruction manual of the connectedTV. The computer does not recognize the camcorder even though the camcorder is connected correctly. - _ _} [USBConnectionType] is set to [DVDBurner]. Set it to [Computer/Printer]or to [Connect and Set]. - Disconnectthe USB cable and turn off the camcorder.After a short while, turn it on again and restore the connection. - Connect the camcorder to a different USBport on the computer. - The camcorder will not be correctly recognized if you connectedthe USB cable to the computer while the camcorder was deleting all the photos. Disconnectthe USBcable and restore the connection once the operation is completed. The printer is not working even though the camcorder and printer are connected correctly. - _ _} [USBConnectionType] is set to [DVDBurner]. Set it to [Computer/Printer]or to [Connectand Set]. - Disconnectthe USBcable and turn off the printer.After a short while turn it onagain and restore the connection. - Cannot connect to a PictBridge-compatible printer if the memory contains 2,500 photos or more.

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After connecting the camcorder toaprinter, the message [Busy] continues toappear onthe screen - Disconnect theUSB cable and restore the connection after ashort while. Photos are not correctly printed -You may not beable toprint correctly, using aPictBridge-compatible printer, photos whose filenames have been changed orthat were recorded, created, edited orchanged using another device. Cannot save photos onmy computer -When the memory contains toomany photos (Windows -2,500 photos ormore, Macintosh 1,000 photos ormore), you may not beable totransfer photos toacomputer. Try using acard reader totransfer the photos on the memory card. _ only: To transfer the photos in the built-in memory, copy them tothe memory card inadvance (_[_1126). The camcorder does not recognize theDW-IO0 DVD Burner even though itisconnected correctly. - _ _}[USB Connection Type] isset to[Computer/Printer]. Set itto[DVD Burner[ orto [Connect and Set]. List of Messages (inalphabetical order) Following

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lists for print-related messages ([_ 183) and for messages that appear only when using the optional DW-100 DVD Burner ([_ 182). Accessing the memory card. Donot remove the memory card. - Youopenedthe memory card slot cover while the camcorder was accessingthe memorycard or the camcorder started accessingthe memory card as you openedthe memory card slot cover. Donot remove the memory card until this messagedisappears. AVCHDdiscs cannot include MXPscenes - AVCHDdiscs created with the optional DW-IO0 DVDBurnercannot contain scenes recorded in MXPmode. Selectonly those scenes recordedin other recording modesto create the disc (_ 131). Back up recordings regularly - This message may appear when you turn onthe camcorder. In the event of a malfunction, recordings may be lost so back upyour recordings regularly. Buffer overflow. Recording was stopped. - The datatransfer rate was too high for the memorycard in use and the recording was stopped. Replacethe memorycard with one rated Speed Class 2, 4, 6 or 10. Built-in memory error - The built-in memorycould not be read. Contacta CanonService Center. Additional

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Built-in memory is full - The built-in memoryis full ("_ End" appearson the screen).Delete some recordings (_ 56, 102) to free some space. Saveyour recordings (_ 128) and initialize the built-in memory (C[_I 40). Cannot access the built-in memory - There is a problem with the built-in memory. Contacta CanonService Center. Cannot communicate with the battery pack. Continue using this battery pack? - Youattached a battery pack that is not recommended by Canonfor usewith this camcorder. - If you are using a battery pack recommended by Canonfor usewith this camcorder, there may be a problemwith the camcorder or battery pack. Consult a CanonService Center. Cannot convert - Cannot accessthe memorycard. Check the memory card and make sure it is inserted correctly. - Youinserted a MultiMedia Card(MMC) into the camcorder.Usea recommended memorycard ( [._[_1 37). - There was an error creating the file name. Set _ _ [Photo Numbering[ to [Reset[and initialize the memorycard or delete all the photos (_ 102) and all the scenes inthe [ForWeb Upload[ and [For DVDBurning[ index screens (_ 56). Cannot copy - The total size of the scenesyou selected to copy exceedsthe available space onthe memory card. Delete some recordings on the memory card (C[_I56,102) or reduce the number of scenes to copy. - The memory card alreadycontains the maximum number of scenes (3,999 scenes). Delete some scenes (_ 56) to free some space. Cannot divide the scene. Initialize only using the camcorder. - The scene could not be divided becausethe camcorder'sinternal scene managementdata log is full. Save your recordings ([.Z3 126) and initialize the memory (C[_I 40). Write backthe backup files and try dividing the scene again. Cannot edit - Could not movea scene in the playlist. Deletesome scenes from the playlist (_

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Cannot enter standby mode now - The camcorder cannot enter standby mode if the remaining battery charge is too low. Charge or replace the battery pack (_ 23). Cannot play back - There is a problem with the memory. If this message appearsoften without apparent reason, contact a CanonService Center.

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Cannot play back Cannot access the built-in memory - There is a problemwith the built-in memory. Saveyour recordings(_[_ 128) and initialize the built-in memory using the [Complete Initialization[ option (_ 40). If the problempersists, contact a CanonService Center. Cannot play back Check the memory card - There is a problemwith the memory card. Saveyour recordings (_[_1128) and initialize the memory card using the [CompleteInitialization[ option (_[_140). If the problem persists, use a different memory card. Cannot play the movies in the built-in memory Initialize only using the camcorder - The camcorder'sbuilt-in memory was initialized using a computer. Initializethe built-in memory with this camcorder (_[_140). Cannot play the movies on this memory card - Movies cannot be playedback from a 64 MB or smaller memory card. Usea recommended memory card (_ 37). Cannot play the movies on this memory card Initialize only using the camcorder - The memory card in the camcorder was initialized using a computer.Initialize the memory card with this camcorder (_ 40). Cannot record - Youcannot capture video snapshot scenes from scenesrecorded or edited using another device. - There is a problemwith the memory. If this message appearsoften without apparent reason, contact a CanonService Center. Cannot record Cannot access the built-in memory - There is a problemwith the built-in memory. Saveyour recordings(_[_ 128) and initialize the built-in memory using the [Complete Initialization[ option (_ 40). If the problempersists, contact a CanonService Center. Cannot record Check the memory card - There is a problemwith the memory card. Saveyour recordings (_[_1128) and initialize the memory card using the [CompleteInitialization[ option (_[_140). If the problem persists, use a different memory card. Cannot record movies in the built-in memory Initialize only using the camcorder - The camcorder'sbuilt-in memory was initialized using a computer. Initializethe built-in memory with this camcorder (_[_140). Cannot record movies on this memory card - Movies cannot be recordedon a 64 MB or smaller memory card. Usea recommended memory card (_ 37). Cannot record movies on this memory card Initialize only using the camcorder - The memory card in the camcorder was initialized using a computer.Initialize the memory card with this camcorder (_ 40). Additional

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Change the battery pack - Battery pack is exhausted. Replaceor charge the battery pack. Check the memory card - Cannot accessthe memorycard. Check the memory card and make sure it is inserted correctly. - A memory card error occurred. The camcorder cannot record or displaythe image. Try removing and reinserting the memory card, or use a different memory card. - Youinserted a MultiMedia Card (MMC)into the camcorder.Usea recommended memorycard (_ 37). - If after the message disappears, _ appearsin red, perform the following: Turn off the camcorder and remove and reinsert the memory card. If _ turns backto green you can resume recording/playback. If the problem persists, save your recordings (_ 128) and initialize the memorycard (CC140). Could not add the scene(s) to the playlist - One or morescenes could not be addedto the playlist. The playlist cancontain a maximum of 999 scenes.If the playlist includesscenes recorded in MXPor FXPmode,the maximum number of scenes in the playlist may be lessthan 999. Delete some scenesfrom the playlist (_ 95). Do not disconnect the USBcable or the power source until you safely end the connection from the computer. Cannot write data with this connection. To write data to the camcorder, connect the compact power adapter then reconnect the camcorder and computer. - The camcorder cannot be operatedwhile it is not being powered by the compact power adapter and is connectedto a computer with the supplied USB cable. In addition, scenes cannot be written back and music files cannot betransferred to the camcorder. Toavoid corrupting the data in the camcorder's memory, use the computer's Safely Remove Hardware function to end the connectionand disconnectthe USBcable before using the camcorder. - To be able to write back scenesand to transfer music files to the camcorder,use the computer's Safely RemoveHardwarefunction to end the connection,disconnect the USBcable, power the camcorder using the compact power adapter and only then connect it to the computer again. Do not disconnect the USBcable or the power source until you safely end the connection from the computer. Connect the compact power adapter - Whenthe camcorder is in _ mode and is connectedto the computer with the supplied USB cable, the camcorder cannot be operated. Disconnectingthe USBcable or power source while this messageappears may result in permanentloss of the recordings in the camcorder. Usethe computer's Safely RemoveHardware function to end the connection and disconnect the USB cable before using the camcorder. - To be able to write back scenesand to transfer music files to the camcorder, power the camcorder using the compact power adapter and only then connect it to the computer using the supplied USBcable.

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Error writing on the memory card.

Data may be recovered if the memory card has not been

removed. Attempt recovering the data? - This message will appear the next time you turn on the camcorder if power supply was accidentally interruptedwhile the camcorder was writing on the memory card. Select [Yes]to try to recover the recordings.If you removed the memory card and used it with another device after this happened, we recommend you select [No]. File name error - The folder and file numbers have reachedtheir maximum value. Set _ ¢_ [Photo Numbering] to [Reset] and delete all the photos on the memory card (CC1102)or initialize it (_ 40). Initialize only using the camcorder - There is a problemwith the file system that prevents accessingthe selected memory. Initialize the memory with this camcorder (CC140). LOBScreen has been dimmed - Hold Bier

pressedfor 2 seconds to restore the LCDscreen to its previous brightnessset-

ting. May not be possible to record movies on this memory card - Youmay not be able to record movies on a memory card without a Speed Class rating. Replacethe memorycard with one rated Speed Class 2, 4, 6 or 10. Mem. Card Number of scenes already at maximum - The memory card alreadycontains the maximum number of scenes (3,999 scenes); nofurther scenes can be copied ontothe memorycard. Deletesome scenes (CC156)to free some space. Mere. Card Unableto recognize the data - The memory card contains scenes recordedin a different television system (PALor SECAM). Play back the recordings in the memory card with the device originally used to recordthem. Memory card cover is open - After inserting a memory card, close the memory card slot cover(_ Memory card is full - The memorycard is full. Deletesome recordings (_ the memory card.

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Memory card is write-protected - The LOCKswitch on the memory card is set to prevent accidental erasure. Changethe position of the LOCKswitch.

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Need to recover files from the memory card. Change the position of the LOCKswitch on the memory card. - This messagewill appear the next time you turn on the camcorder if power supply was accidentally interrupted while the camcorder was writing on the memory card and later the position of the card's LOCKswitch was changed to preventerasure. Changethe position of the LOCKswitch. No faces were detected in this scene - The camcorder did not detect anyfaces in the scene displayed. Be sureto turn on face detection (_ 66) when shooting movies. No memory card - Insert a compatible memory card into the camcorder (_[_138). No photos - There are no photosto play back. Have fun taking some photos (_

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No scenes - There are no scenes in the memory selected. Havefun shooting somevideo (_[_142). - After selecting [Sceneswith Faces[when narrowing down the scenesshown in the index screen: Noscenes contain people's faces or no scenes were recordedusing the face detection function. Not enough available space - Deletesome recordings on the memory card (_[_156, 102) or selectthe [3Mbps] bit rate for the conversion to SD. Number of scenes already at maximum - The maximum number of scenes (3,999 scenes[ has been reached. Deletesome scenes (_ 56)to free some space. - The playlist can contain a maximum of 999 scenes. Playlist is full. Cannot divide the scene. - Scenes cannotbe divided when the playlist alreadycontains 999 scenes.Delete some scenes from the playlist (_[_195). Recording program: Underwater / Surface Turn on the camcorder while holding PHOTOpressed down to change the recording program - Follow the instructions to switch the recording program between [Underwater] and [Surface] while the camcorder is secured inside the optional WP-V2WaterproofCase. Scene recorded using another device. Cannot divide the scene. - Scenes recordedusing another device cannot be divided with this camcorder. Select the desired scene number - A number of sceneshave the same recording date but different file control information. This can occur for examplewhen you edit photos andwrite the files back to the camcorder. Select a number to display the correspondinggroup of scenes. 180 * Additional

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Some (3-. photos could not be deleted - Protected photos (O.--) cannot be deleted. Removethe protection (_

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Some scenes could not be added to the playlist. - Youmay not be able to add to the playlist scenes recorded using another device. - The playlist can contain a maximum of 999 scenes.If the playlist includes scenes recordedin MXP or FXPmode, the maximum number of scenes in the playlist may be lessthan 999. Delete some scenes from the playlist (CC195). Somescenes could not be converted - Among the scenes selected for conversionto SD there are scenes recordedwith another device using 24p frame rate. When convertingscenes to SD, leave out scenes recordedusing another device. Some scenes could not be deleted - Movies that were protected/editedwith other devices cannot be deletedwith this camcorder. Some scenes were recorded using another device and cannot be copied. - Scenes that were not recordedwith this camcorder cannot be copiedto the memory card. Task in progress. Do not disconnect the power source. - The camcorder is updating the memory. Wait until the operation ends and do not disconnect the compact power adapter or remove the battery pack. The camcorder is set to photo mode - Youpressed [START/STOP while recordingphotos (_ or _ mode to record movies.

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The lens cover is not fully open. Turn the camcorder off, then on again. - The lens coverdid not open fully. Turn the camcorder off, then onagain. If this does not solve the problem, consult a CanonService Center. This memory card contains scenes. Delete all scenes to use relay recording. - Saveyour movies (CCI 128) if necessary,and delete all the moviesfrom the memory card (C[3 56). This photo cannot be displayed - Youmay not be able to display photostaken with other devices or image files created or edited on a computer. This O-,, photo could not be deleted - Protected photos (O.--) cannot be deleted. Removethe protection (_

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This scene was recorded using another device and cannot be added to the playlist. - Scenes that were not recordedwith this camcorder cannot be addedto the playlist. This scene was recorded using another device and cannot be copied. - Scenes that were not recordedwith this camcorder cannot be copiedto the memory card.

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To record video on this memory card, it is recommended to use only the XP+/SP/LP recording modes - Movies may not be recordedcorrectly on this memorycard if the recording modeis set to MXP or FXPmode (C[_I 59). To use this function change the camcorder's mode from ,_'_ to M - Youpressed a button that cannot be used in mode. Set the mode switch to M to set the camcorder to flexible recording mode. Too many photos. Disconnect the USBcable. - Disconnectthe USB cable.Try using a memory card reader or decreasethe number of photos on the memory card to fewer than 2,500 photos (printers,Windows computers), or 1,000 photos (Macintosh computers). - If a dialog box appeared on the computer screen, close it. Disconnectthe USBcable, and restore the connection after a short while. Total play time is too long - The playlist cannot be convertedwhen its total playback time exceeds 2 hours and 30 minutes. Reducethe number of scenes in the playlist. Unable to recognize the data - Youtransferred data to the camcorder recorded in a different television system (PALor SECAM).Play backthe recordingswith the device originally used to record them. Unable to recover data - Could not recover a corrupted file. Saveyour recordings (_ using the [Complete Initialization[ option (C[_I40).

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Messages Related to the Optional DWIO0 DVD Burner If an error message appears while the camcorder is connected to the optional DW-1 O0 DVD Burner, refer to the following section and also to the instruction manual of the DVD Burner. Cannot read the disc. Check the disc. - During disc recording mode,this message can appear when a commercially availableDVD disc (a DVDdisc containing movies, software, etc.) or an 8 cm mini DVDdisc is inserted. Replacewith a brand new disc. - During disc playback mode,this message can appearwhen a commercially available DVD disc or a brand new DVDdisc is inserted. Replacewith an AVCHDdisc created with the DVD Burner. Close the memory card slot cover - The memory card slot coveris open. Closethe coverafter correctly insertingthe memorycard ( _ 38).

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Connect thecompact power adapter -The camcorder isbeing powered bythe battery pack. Connect the compact power adapter to the camcorder. Disc access failure. Check the disc. -There was anerror when reading the disc orattempting towrite onto it. -This message can appear also ifcondensation has formed (CC1191). Wait until theDVD burner dries completely before resuming use. -The disc may bedirty ornot correctly loaded. Try removing the disc and reinserting itafter cleaning therecording surface with aclean, soft cloth. Ifthe problem persists, replace with a different disc. Error reading the data -Check that the USB cable was not accidentally disconnected. No disc -Insert adisc into theDVD Burner. -This message can appear also ifcondensation has formed (CC1191). Wait until theDVD burner dries completely before resuming use. No photos -There are nophotos toadd tothe disc. No scenes -There are noscenes toadd tothe disc. No scenes left toadd -There are noscenes that have not already been added todiscs created previously. Operation canceled -The USB cable was disconnected and the operation was canceled. Check the USB connection -The scenes selected tobewritten onthe disc include scenes recorded inMXP mode. Add to the playlist inadvance only those scenes recorded inother recording modes and create the disc from the [Playlist] index screen. Unable torecover data -Could not recover acorrupted file. Save your recordings (_ 128) and initialize the memory using the [Complete Initialization[ option (CC140). Direct Print RelatedMessages Data transfer error - Cancel printing, disconnect the USBcable and turn off the printer.After a while, turn the printer back on and reconnect the USBcable. - Youattempted to print from a memory card that contains a large number of photos. Reduce the number of photos.

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File error - Youattempted to print a photo that was recordedwith another camcorder, has a different compression, or was edited on a computer. Hardware error - Cancelprinting. Turn off the printer and turn it back on. - Check the printer status. - Ink tank errors have occurred. Replacethe ink tank. Ink absorber full - Touch[Continue] to resumeprinting. Consult a CanonService Center (refer to the list included with the printer) to replacethe ink absorber. Ink error - The ink level cannot be detected correctly or the ink cartridge is out of ink. Replacethe ink cartridge. Low ink level - The ink cartridge needs to bereplaced soon. Touch[Continue] to restart printing. No ink - The ink cartridge is not inserted or is out of ink. Replacethe ink cartridge. No paper - Paper is not correctly inserted or there is no paper. Paper error - There is a problem with the paper.The paper is not correctly loaded or the paper size is wrong. - If the paper outputtray is closed, open itto print. Paper jam - The paper jammed during printing. Touch[Stop]to cancel printing. After removingthe paper, set somepaper again and retry printing. Paper lever error - Paper lever error occurred. Adjust the paper selection lever to the proper position. Print head not installed - No print head is installed in the printer or the print head is defective. Printer cover open - Close the printer coversecurely. Printer error - A malfunction hasoccurred that may require repairs. (CanonPIXMAprinters: the printer's green power lamp and orange error lamp flash alternately,) - Disconnectthe USB cable and turn off the printer, Unplugthe printer's power cord from the power outlet and contact the appropriate customer support center or service center.

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HandlingPrecautions Camcorder Be sure to observe the following formance.

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• Save your recordings periodically. Make sure to transfer your recordings to an external device such as a computer or digital video recorder (_ 126) and save them on a regular basis. This will protect your important recordings in case of damage and create more free space on the memory. Canon shall not be liable for any data loss. • Do not carry the camcorder by the LCD panel. Be careful when closing the LCD panel. When using a wrist strap, do not allow the camcorder to swing and hit an object. • Handle the touch screen with care. Do not apply excessive force and do not use ballpoint pens or other hard-tipped tools to operate the touch screen. This may damage the touch screen's surface or the pressure-sensitive layer beneath it. • Do not attach protective film on the touch screen. The touch screen's operation is based on detecting applied pressure, so you may not be able to correctly operate the touch screen with an additional protective layer. • Do not leave the camcorder in places subject to high temperatures (like the inside of a car parked under direct sunlight), or high humidity. • Do not use the camcorder near strong electromagnetic fields such as above TVs, near plasma TVs or mobile phones. • Do not point the lens at strong light sources. Do not leave the camcorder pointed at a bright subject. • Do not use or store the camcorder in dusty or sandy places. The camcorder is not waterproof - avoid also water, mud or salt. If any of the above should get into the camcorder it may damage the camcorder and/or the lens. • Be careful of heat generated by lighting equipment. • Do not disassemble the camcorder. If the camcorder does not function properly, consult qualified service personnel. • Handle the camcorder with care. Do not subject the camcorder to shocks or vibration as this may cause damage.

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• When mounting the camcorder on a tripod, make sure that the tripod's fastening screw is shorter than 5.5 mm (0.2 in.). Using other tripods may damage the camcorder. • When recording movies, try to get a calm, stable picture. Excessive camcorder movement while shooting and extensive use of fast zooms and panning can result in jittery scenes. In extreme cases, the playback of such scenes may result in visually induced motion sickness. If you experience such a reaction, stop the playback immediately and take a rest break as necessary. Long-term storage If you do not intend to use the camcorder for a long time, store it in a place free of dust, in low humidity, and at temperatures not higher than 30 _'C (86 °F).

Battery Pack DANGER! Treat the battery pack with care. • Keep it away from fire (or it might explode). • Do not expose the battery pack to temperature higher than 60 °C (140 °F). Do not leave it near a heater or inside a car in hot weather. • Do not try to disassemble or modify it. • Do not drop it or subject it to shocks. • Do not get it wet. Dirty terminals may cause a poor contact between the battery pack and the camcorder. Wipe the terminals with a soft cloth. Long-term storage • Store battery packs in a dry place at temperatures no higher than 30 °C (86 °F). • To extend the battery life of the battery pack, discharge it completely before storing it. • Charge and discharge all your battery packs fully at least once a year. Additional

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Remaining battery time If the remaining battery time displayed is not correct, charge the battery pack fully. Still, the correct time may not be displayed if a fully charged battery pack is used continuously in high temperatures or it is left unused for long periods of time. Also, the correct remaining time may not be displayed, depending on the battery life. Use the time shown on the screen as an approximation. Regarding the use of non-Canon battery packs • For your safety, battery packs that are not genuine Canon battery packs will not be charged even if you attach them to this camcorder or to the optional CG-800 Battery Charger. • We recommend using genuine Canon battery packs bearing the Intelligent System mark. • If you attach to the camcorder battery packs that are not genuine Canon battery packs, _ remaining battery time will not be displayed.

_

IntelligentLi-ion Battery

will appear and the

Memory Card • We recommend backing up the recordings on the memory card onto your computer. Data may be corrupted or lost due to memory card defects or exposure to static electricity. Canon shall not be liable for lost or corrupted data. • Do not touch or expose the terminals to dust or dirt. • Do not use memory cards in places subject to strong magnetic fields. • Do not leave memory cards in places subject to high humidity and high temperature. • Do not disassemble, bend, drop, or subject memory cards to shocks and do not expose them to water. • Check the direction before inserting the memory card. Forcing a memory card into the slot if it is not correctly oriented may damage the memory card or the camcorder. • Do not attach any labels or stickers on the memory card.

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• Secure Digital (SD) memory cards have a physical switch to prevent writing on the card so as to avoid the accidental erasure of the card's content. To write-protect the memory card set the switch to the LOCK position.

LOCK switch

Built-in Rechargeable Lithium Battery The camcorder has a built-in rechargeable lithium battery to keep the date/time and other settings. The built-in lithium battery is recharged while you use the camcorder; however, it will discharge completely if you do not use the camcorder for about 3 months. Torechargethe built-in lithium battery: Connect the compact power adapter to the camcorder and leave it connected for 24 hours with the camcorder off.

Lithium Button Battery WARNING! • The battery used in this device may present a fire or chemical burn hazard if mishandled. • Do not disassemble, modify, immerse in water, heat above 100 °C (212 °F) or incinerate the battery. • Replace with a 0R2025 battery made by Panasonic, Hitachi Maxell, Sony, Sanyo, or with Duracel12025. Use of other batteries may present a risk of fire or explosion. • Do not insert the battery into the mouth. If swallowed, seek medical assistance immediately. The battery case may break and the battery fluids may cause internal injuries. • Keep the battery out of the reach of children. • Do not recharge, short-circuit or insert the battery in the wrong direction. • Dispose of the used battery according to applicable recycling regulations. Do not pick up the battery using tweezers or other metal tools, as this will cause a short circuit. Additional

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• Wipe the battery with a clean dry cloth to ensure proper contact. • For California,USAonly:The lithium battery included contains Perchlorate Material - special handling may apply. See www.dtsc.ca.gov/hazardouswaste/perchlorate for details.

Disposal When you delete movies or initialize the memory, only the file allocation table is altered and stored data is not physically erased. Take the necessary precautions when you dispose of the camcorder or memory card, for example by physically damaging it to prevent the leakage of private data. If giving the camcorder or memory card to another person, initialize the built-in memory (l_'_$m only) or memory card using the [Oomplete Initialization] option ([_] 40). Fill it up with unimportant recordings, and then initialize it again using the same option. This makes recovering the original recordings very difficult.

191)• Additional Hnformation

Maintenance/Others 0

Cleaning Camcorder

Body

• Use a soft, dry cloth to clean the camcorder body. Never use chemically treated cloths or volatile solvents such as paint thinner. Lens and Instant AF Sensor • If the lens surface or Instant AF sensor is dirty, autofocus may not work properly. • Remove any dust or dirt particles using a non-aerosol type blower brush. • Use a clean, soft lens-cleaning cloth to gently wipe the lens. Never use tissue paper. LCD Touch Screen • Clean the LCD touch screen using a clean, soft lens-cleaning cloth. • Condensation may form on the surface of the screen when the temperature changes suddenly. Wipe it with a soft dry cloth.

Condensation Moving the camcorder rapidly between hot and cold temperatures may cause condensation (water droplets) to form on its internal surfaces. Stop using the camcorder if condensation is detected. Continued use may damage the camcorder. Condensation

may form

in the following

cases:

• When the camcorder is moved quickly from cold to warm places • When the camcorder is left in a humid room • When a cold room is heated rapidly To avoid condensation • Do not expose the camcorder to sudden or extreme changes in temperature.

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• Remove the memory card and battery pack. Then, place the camcorder in an airtight plastic bag and let it adjust gradually to temperature changes before removing it from the bag. When condensation

is detected

The camcorder automatically shuts off. The precise time required for water droplets to evaporate will vary depending on the location and weather conditions. As a general rule, wait for 2 hours before resuming use of the camcorder.

Using the CamcorderAbroad 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 VAC, 50/60 Hz. Consult a Canon Service Center for information on plug adapters for overseas use. Playback on a TV Screen You can only play back your recordings on TVs compatible with the NTSC system. NTSC is used in the following regions/countries: Americas: All of North America and Central America; most Caribbean islands (except in French territories like Guadeloupe and Martinique); most of South America (except in Argentina, Brazil and Uruguay). Asia: Only in Japan, the Philippines, South Korea, Taiwan and Myanmar. Oceania: US territories (Guam, American Samoa, etc.) and some Pacific islands like Micronesia, Samoa and Tonga.

192 • Additional hformation

Accessories (Availabilitydiffersfrom area to area)

VCR/DVD recorder

Optional accessories the following pages.

not listed below are described

SS-600/SS-650ShoulderStrap 2:WS-20 Wrist Strap WL-D89WirelessController :_:' 0A-570 CompactPowerAdapter _7:DW-IO0 DVDBurner _ ZR-IO00 Zoom RemoteController _m'ZR-2000 Zoom RemoteController * Supplied with the camcorder;

'_>IFC-3OOPCU USBCable 2c_Memorycard 2_ DTC-IO0D Terminal Cable 2_ CTC-IO0ComponentCable CTC-IO0/SComponentCable* 24_STV-250NStereoVideo Cable

not available as an optional accessory. Additional



in more detail in

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(_

NOTES

• Accessories that are compatible with the Advanced Accessory Shoe cannot be attached to this camcorder. Look for the Mini ADVANCED SHOE logo to ensure compatibility with the mini advanced shoe.

OptionalAccessories Call or visit your local retailer/dealer for genuine Canon video accessories. You can also obtain genuine accessories for your Canon camcorder by calling: 1-800-828-4040, Canon U,S,A. Information Center. Use of genuine Canon accessories is recommended. This product is designed to achieve excellent performance when used with genuine Canon accessories. Canon shall not be liable for any damage to this product and/or accidents such as fire, etc., caused by the malfunction of non-genuine Canon accessories (e.g., a leakage and/or explosion of a battery pack). Please note that this warranty does not apply to repairs arising out of the malfunction of non-genuine Canon accessories, although you may request such repairs on a chargeable basis. _4_Battery

Packs

When you need extra battery packs, select one of the following models: BP-808, BP-809(B)*, BP-809(S)*, BP-819, or BP-827. * Pleasenote that the shape/color of this battery does not malch the external design of the camcorder,

Intelligent

Li-ion

Battery

When you use battery packs bearing the Intelligent System mark, the camcorder will communicate with the battery and display the remaining usage time (accurate to 1 minute). You can only use and charge these battery packs with camcorders and chargers compatible with Intelligent System.

194 • Additional

Information



'(5)CG-800 Battery Charger Use the battery charger to charge the battery packs. It plugs directly into a power outlet without a cable.

Charging Times The charging times given in the following table are approximate and vary according to charging conditions and initial charge of the battery pack.

Usingthe camcorder

150 rain.

260min.

385 min. i

Usingthe 0G-800BatteryCharger

105 min.

190min.

260 min.

Recording and Playback Times Recording and playback times given in the following tables are approximate and vary according to recording mode and charging, recording or playback conditions. The effective usage time of the battery pack may decrease when recording in cold surroundings, when using the brighter screen settings, etc. Usingthe built-in memory

Recording (maximum)100 rain. 100rain. 100rain. 105rain. 105 rain. BP-808 BP-809

Recording(typical)* 65 min. 65 rain. 65 rain. 65 rain. 65 min. ........ Playback 160 min. 160min. 165min. 165min. 165 min. Recording (maximum)200rain. 200min. 205 rain. 210min. 210 min.

BP-819

Recording(typical)* 130rain. 130rain. 135rain. 135rain. 135rain. Playback

325 rain.325 rain. 325 rain. 335rain. 335 rain.

Recording (maximum)305 rain. 305min. 310 min. 315rain. 315 rain. BP-827

Recording(typical)* 200 min. 200rain. 205 rain. 205min. 205 min. Playback

495min. 500min. 505min. 515rain. 515rain.

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Usinga memory card

:Rec0rding(maximum)95rain. RP-8O8 BP-809

95min. 100rain. 100rain. 105rain.

Recording(typical)* 60 rain. 60 rain. 65 min. 65 rain. 65 rain. ....... Playback 160 rain. 160min. 160 rain. 165rain. 165rain. Recording (maximum)200 min. 200min. 205 min. 205min. 205 min.

BP-819

Recording(typical)* 125min. 130min. 135min. 135min. 135min. Playback

315 min. 320rain. 325 rain. 330rain. 330 rain.

Recording(maximum)300min. 300rain. 310 rain. 310rain.310 rain. BP-827

Recording(typical)* 195 min. 195min. 200 min. 205min. 205 min. ::Playback

485 min. 495min. 500 rain. 505rain.505 rain.

* Approximate times for recording with repeated operationssuch as start/stop, zooming, and power on/off, _ TL-H37 Tele-converter This Tele-converter lens increases the focal length of the camcorder lens by a factor of 1.5. • The image stabilizer is not as effective when the Tele-converter is attached. • The minimum focusing distance at full telephoto with the TL-H37 is 2.3 m (7.5 ft.). • When the Tele-converter is attached, a shadow may appear in the picture when you use the flash. _9_WD-H3711 Wide-converter This Wide-converter lens decreases focal length by a factor of 0.7, gtving you a wide perspective for indoor shots or panoramic views. • When the Wide-converter is attached, a shadow may appear in the picture when you use the flash.

196 • Additional Information

d_ FS-H37U Filter Set Neutral density and MC protector filters help you to control difficult lighting conditions.

dl_SC-2000

Soft Carrying Case

A handy camcorder bag with padded compartments and plenty of space for accessories.

d_ SM-V1 Surround Microphone Use 5.1 ch surround sound to add a sense of presence to your movies. You can link the surround sound to the zoom position or use the microphone as a highly directional shotgun microphone (monaural). d3_DM-100 Directional Microphone

Stereo

This highly sensitive, super-directional microphone attaches to the camcorder's mini advanced shoe. It can be used as directional microphone stereo microphone.

(monaural) or

d4_" VL-5 Video Light This video light enables you to record brightly in color even in dark places. It attaches to the camcorder's mini advanced shoe for cable-free operation.

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d_ VFL-2 Video Flash Light This video flash light allows you to record photos and movies even at night or in dark places. It attaches to the camcorder's mini advanced shoe for cablefree operation.

d_ RA-V1 Remote Control

Adapter

Attaching this adapter to the mini advanced shoe allows you to use the optional ZR-2000 or ZR-1000 Zoom Remote Controller, which is useful when operating the camcorder while it is mounted on a tripod.

47 HTC-IO0 HDMI Cable Use this cable to connect the camcorder to an external device using an all-digital connection, allowing you to enjoy playback at the highest quality. This cable sends both video and audio signals.

d5_WP-V2 Waterproof

Case

This case allows you to record movies and take photos underwater without getting the camcorder wet.

This mark identifies genuine Canon video accessories. When you use Canon video equipment, we recommend Canon-brand accessories or products bearing the same mark.

198 ° Additional hformation

Product Codes Provided Accessories CA-570 Compact Power Adapter BP-808 Battery Pack WL-D89 Wireless Controller STV-250N Stereo Video Cable IFC-300PCU USB Cable Optional

8468A002AA 2740B002AA D83-0790-000 3067A002AA(D82-0590-002) 6906A001AA

Accessories

BP-809 BaKery Pack BP-819 Battery Pack BP-827 Battery Pack CG-800 Battery Charger TL-H37 Tele-converter WD-H3711 Wide-converter FS-H37U Filter Set VL-5 Video Light VFL-2 Video Flash Light SM-Vl Surround Microphone DM-100 Directional Stereo Microphone RA-Vl Remote Control Adapter ZR-1000 Zoom Remote Controller ZR-2000 Zoom Remote Controller WP-V2 Waterproof Case HTC-100 HDMI Cable CTC-100 Component Cable SS-650 Shoulder Strap SS-600 Shoulder Strap WS-20 Wrist Strap SC-2000 Soft Carrying Case

2588B003AA(silve0, 2588B004AA(black) 2589B002AA 3185B002AA 2590B002AA 8835A001AA 3187B001AA 8837A001AA 3186B001AA 3574B001AA 4464B001AA 2591B002AA 3924B001AA 3089A002AA 0973B002AA 4433B002AA 2384B001AA 1719B001AA 3123A001AA 3122A001AA 3118A002AA 9389A001AA

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Specifications

VIXIAHFM31 / VIXIAHFM30 / VIXIAHFM300 / System • Recording System Movies: AVCHD Videocompression:MPEG-4AVC/H.264; Audio compression:DolbyDigital2ch; DolbyDigital5.1ch* * Onlywhenusingthe optionalSM-V1SurroundMicrophone. Photos: DCF(Designrule for CameraFilesystem),compatiblewith Exif*Ver.2.2 andwith DPOF Imagecompression:JPEG(SuperFine,Fine,Normal) * Thiscamcorder supportsExif2.2 (alsocalled"ExifPrint").ExifPrintis a standard for enhancing the communication betweencamcorders andprinters.Byconnecting to anExifPrint-compliant printer, thecamcorder'e imagedataat thetimeof shootingis usedandoptimized, yieldingextremely high qualityprints. • Television System 1080/60i* * Recordings madewiththe [PF24],[PF30]framerateareconverted andrecordedonthememoryas60i. • Recording Media - Iff_ Built-in memory:_ 32 GB, _ 8 GB - SDor SDHC(SDHighCapacity)memorycard(not included) • Maximum Recording Time (approximate figures) 32 GBbuilt-in memory: MXPmode:2 hr. 55min. PXPmode:4 hr.10 min. XP+ mode:5 hr.45 min. SP mode:9 hr. 35 min. LPmode:12 hr. 15min. 8 GBbuilt-inmemory: MXPmode:40 min. PXPmode:1 hr. XP+ mode:1 hr.25 min. SP mode:2 hr. 20 min. LP mode:3 hr. Commerciallyavailable16 GBmemorycard: MXPmode:1 hr. 25min. PXPmode:2 hr.5 min. XP+ mode:2 hr.50 min. SP mode:4 hr. 45 min. LP mode:6 hr.5 min. • Image Sensor t/4-inch DMOS,approx.3,890,000pixels Effectivepixels: Movies: [Dynamic]ISmode: approx.2,990,000(T)/ 2,070,000(W)pixels* OtherISmodes: approx.2,990,000pixels Photos(L,M, S): approx.3,310,000pixels Photos(LW,MW,SW): approx.2,990,000pixels * Whentwovaluesaregiven,thefirstindicatesthe valueat fulltelephoto(r) andthesecondthevalueat full wide-angle(W). • LCDTouch Screen: 2.7 in., wide,TFTcolor,approx.211,000dots,touchoperation • Microphone: Stereoelectretcondensermicrophone

200 * Additional

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• Lens f=4.1-61.5 mm,F/1.8-3.2,15xoptical zoom 35 mmequivalent: Movies: [Dynamic]ISmode: 39.5- 711 mm OtherISmodes: 39.5- 592.5 mm Photos: 39.5- 592.5 mm • Lens Configuration: 11elementsin 9 groups(1 double-sidedasphericelement] • AF System Autofocus(TTL+ externaldistancesensorwhen set to [InstantAF])or Manualfocus • Filter Diameter: 37 mm • Minimum Focusing Distance 1 m (3.3ft.); 1 cm (0.39in.) at full wide angle • White Balance Auto white balance,Customwhite balanceor Presetwhite balancesettings: Daylight,Shade,Cloudy,Tungsten,Fluorescent,FluorescentH • Minimum Illumination 0.4 Ix([LowLight] recordingprogram,Shutterspeedat 1/2) 5.5 Ix[[ProgrammedAE]recordingprogram,Auto slowshutter [On],Shutterspeedat 1/30) • Recommended Illumination: Morethan 100 Ix • Image Stabilization: Optical-ShiftImageStabilizer • Size of Video Recordings MXP,PXPmode:1920x 1080 pixels;XP+, SP,LP mode:1440 x 1080 pixels • Size of Photos mode:LW2304x1296,L 2100x1575,M 1600x1200,S640 x 480 pixels Simultaneousrecording:LW2304x1296,SW848x480pixels Capturingphotosfrom a playbackscene:MW1920x1080pixels Terminals • AMOUT/,OTerminal 0 35 mm minijack;outputonly(dual purposeterminal alsofor headphonesstereooutput) Video: 1 Vp-p/75-Q unbalanced Audio: -10 dBV(47k£_load)/ 3 kD or less • USB Terminal: mini-B,USB2.0 (Hi-SpeedUSB),input/output • COMPONENTOUTTerminal (proprietary mini-D terminal) Luminance(Y):1 Vp-p/ 75£_; Chrominance(PB/PR (CB/CR)); _+350mV/ 75-Q 1080i(D3)compatible;outputonly • HDMI OUTTerminal HDMImini connector;outputonly;compatiblewith HDMI-DEC and x.v.Color • MIC Terminal G 3.5 mm stereominijack -57 dBV(with600 _ microphone] / 5 k£_or more

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Power/Others • Power supply (rated) 7.4 V DC(batterypack) 84 V DO(compactpoweradapter) • Power consumption: 3.5 W(SPmode,AFon, LCDnormal brightness) • Operating temperature: 0 - 40 °C(32- 104 °F) • Dimensions [W x H x D] (excluding the grip belt): 68 x 60 x 123 mm (2.7 x 2.4 x 4.8 in.) • Weight (camcorder body only): 320 g (11.3oz.) • When the recording program is set to [Underwater] or [Surface] - The followingfunctionsare not available:mini videolight, flash,face detection(availableonlyfor [Surface]),InstantAF,autoslowshutter,AF-assistlamp,manualaudiorecordinglevel adjustment, microphoneattenuator,zoomspeedadjustment(zoomspeed is fasterthan[Speed3]when [Zoom Speed]is set to [Variable]) - The followingsettingsare adjusted:white balance,imageeffects, lightmetering - Minimumfocusingdistancefrom the waterproofcaselenswindow In the water: approx.75cm (2.5 ft.) at full telephoto;approx.5 cm (2 in.) at full wide angle In the air: approx.1 m (3.3 ft.) at full telephoto;approx.5 cm (2 in.) at full wide angle

6A-570 CompactPower Adapter • Power supply: 100- 240 VAC,50/60 Hz • Rated output / consumption: 8.4 V DC,1.5 A / 29 VA(1O0V)- 39 VA(240 V) • Operating temperature: 0 - 40 °C(32- 104 °F) • Dimensions: 52x 29x 90 mm(2.1 x 1.1 x 3.5 in.) • Weight: 135 g (4.8 oz.)

BP-808 Battery Pack • Battery type Rechargeable lithium ion battery,compatiblewith IntelligentSystem • Rated voltage: 7.4 V DC • Operating temperature: 0 - 40 °C (32- 104 °F) • Battery capacity: 890 mAh • Dimensions: 30.7 x 23.3x 40.2 mm (1.2 x 0.92x 1.6 in.) • Weight: 46g (1.6 oz)

202 * Additional information

About the music files The specifications are as follows.

of the music files compatible

with the camcorder

Audio encoding: Linear PCIV Audio sampling: 48 kHz, 16 bits, 2 channels Minimum length: 1 second File extension: WAV The music data is saved in the memory under the following folder structure. In the built-in memory: CANON _-_

MY_MUSIC [ "/ MUSIC 01 .WAV to MUSIC_99.WAV

On the memory card: CANON _

PRIVATE _

MY_MUSIC MUSIC_01 .WAV to MUSIC_99.WAV

Weight and dimensions are approximate, Errors and omissions excepted, The information in this manual is verified as of January 201 O, Subject to change without notice, Additional

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Index 24p Cinema Mode ............. 3D Flip View .................

63 54

A Abroad, using the camcorder .... AF-assist lamp .............. AGC (automatic gain)limit ....... Aperture (f number) ............ Aspect ratio of a connected TV (TV type) .................. Audio recording level ........... Auto exposure bracketing ...... Auto slow shutter ............

192 109 74 70 157 80 109 153

Autofocus (AF) AF frame (9-point AiAF/ Center point) ........... Instant AF/Normal AF ...... Automatic backlight correction .... Av (recording program) .........

152 152 74 70

AV OUT/O terminal .... 82, 121, 123 AVCHD specifications ........... 8

B Background music ............. Battery pack Battery information .... Charging ................ Remaining charge indicator ..............

89 161, 167 23 167

Beach (recording program) ....... Built-in backup battery .........

61 189

C Calendar

....................

55

Camcorder supplemental disc .... 19 Capturing photos/video snapshot scenes from a movie .......... 96 Cine Mode (recording program) . . .63 COMPONENT OUT terminal

..............

121, 123

Condensation ............... Connections to external devices ..................

191

Continuous shooting .......... Copying* Movies ................. Photos .................

109

Data code ............... Date and time ................ Deleting Movies ............... Photos ............. Digital effects ................ Dividing scenes .............. Drive mode ................. Dual Shot ...................



93, 157 35 56, 95 102, 105 69 98 109 31

E Edit panel ............... Error messages .............. External microphone ........... Eye-Fi card .................

32, 149 175 84 145

F Face detection Playback ................ Recording ............... Fireworks (recording program) Flash ..................... Flexible recording Focus assistance

............. ............

Focus priority ............... Frame rate .............. FUNC. panel .............

55 66 .... 61 107 31 152 152 63, 155 32, 147

H HD to SD conversion* . .... HDMI OUT terminal ....... HDMI-CEC ................. ................. * _

hformat[on

126 127

D

Headphones

204 * Additional

122

136, 142 121, 122 161 82 only.

Histogram ..................

114Photo

I Image effects

................

Image stabilizer ............... Index screens ................ Index screen selection

77

......

64 49 52

Showing some/ all of the scenes .......... 55 Initialization (built-in memory*/memory card) ..................... 40

L Language ................... LCD screen dimmer ........... LCD touch screen .......... Light metering mode .......... Low light (recording program)

36 160 28, 30 112 .... 61

Magnifying photos ............ Maintenance ................

113 191

Manual exposure .............. Manual focus ................

73 74

Markers ................... Memory card ............. MIC terminal** . ............... Microphone attenuator ........ Mini advanced shoe ........... Mini video light ............... Mode switch .................

154 37, 188 85 153 83 78 31

N Night scene (recording program) Notification sounds ...........

. . 61 160

O ......

93 163

P P (recording program) .......... PF25 progressive frame rate .................

70

..............

Playlist ..................... Portrait (recording program) Power saving ................ Powered IS .................. Pre-recording ................ Print order ................. Printing photos .............. Progressive frame rates PF24, PF30 ........... Protecting photos ............

105 105 49 100 .....

94 60 45 65 65 119 117

155, 167 115

Q ..................

47

R Recording Movies .............. 42, 58 Photos ............. 42, 104 Recording mode .............. 59 Recording programs ..... 60, 63, 70 Recording time ............... 60 Relay recording* . ............. 39 Remote sensor ............... 26 Resetting all camcorder settings . 162 Reviewing photos ............ 156 Rotating photos ......... 114, 156

S Saving recordings ............ 126 Creating discs ....... 131, 135 Transferring to a computer . . 128 Using external video recorders ............. 140 Selecting the memory* for playback .............. 52 for recording ............. 38 Self timer ................... 79

155 * _ Additional



156

Photo quality ............... Photo size ................. Playback Movies ................. Photos ................

Quick Start

M

Onscreen display selection Onscreen icons ..............

numbers

hformation

only. * 205

Serial number ................ 22 U Setup menus ............. 33,151 Underwater (recording program) . . 62 Shutter speed ................ 70 Uploading movies to Simultaneous recording ........ 110 video sharing Web sites*. ..... 141 Slideshow .................. 112USB terminal ........... 121, 124 Smart AUTO mode ............ 43 Snow (recording program) ....... 61 V Sports (recording program) ...... 61 Video snapshot ............... 68 Spotlight (recording program) ..... 61 Volume .................. 51,82 Sunset (recording program) ...... 61 Surface (recording program) ...... 62 W T Telephoto ................... Time zone/DST ............... Timeline .................... Touch & Track ................ Touch AE .................... Touch AF .................... Tripod ..................... Troubleshooting .............. Tv (recording program) ..........

46 36 87 68 73 74 187 168 70

White balance ................ Wide angle .................. Wind screen ................ Wireless controller .............

Z Zoom ...................... Digitalzoom ............. Zoom speed .........

* _

206 * Additional information

76 46 153 26

46 152 46,151

only,

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The limited warranty setforth below is given by CanonU.S,A.,Inc, ("Canon USA")with respect to CanonConsumer Digital Video Equipment (the "Equipment") purchased in the United States. This limited warranty isonly effective upon presentation of your Bill of Sale or other proof of purchase. The Equipment is warranted under normal, non-commercial, personal use, against defective materials or workmanship as follows: Parts: Defective parts will be exchanged for new parts or comparable rebuilt parts for a period of ONEYEARfrom 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 ONEYEARfrom the date of original purchase, labor will beprovided 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 purchasewith a complete explanation of the problem. During the ONE-YEARwarranty period, repairs will be madeand the Equipment will bereturn-shipped to you free of charge. For repairs after the warranty period is over, you will begiven an estimate of the cost of repair and anopportunity to approve or disapprove of the repair expense before it is incurred. If you approve, repairs will bemade and the Equipment will be return-shipped to you. (shipping charges apply). If you disapprove, we will return-ship the equipment at no charge to you, Non-Canon brand peripheral equipment and software which may be distributed with, or factory loaded on, the Equipment, are sold "AS IS" without warranty of any kind by CanonUSA, including any implied warranty regarding merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose. The sole warranty with respect to such non-Canon brand items is given by the manufacturer or producer thereof. If the Equipmentcontains a hard disk drive, Canon USA recommends that data stored on that drive be duplicated or backed up to prevent its loss in the event of failure or other malfunction of such drive. CanonUSA sball have no responsibility under this limited warranty for use of the Equipment in conjunction with incompatible peripheral equipment and incompatible software, In order to obtain warranty service, contact the authorized Canonretail dealer from whom you purchased the Equipment or call the CANONINFORMATIONCENTERAT 1-8gO-OK-CANON).You will be directed to the nearest service facility for your Equipment. This Limited Warranty covers all defects encountered in normal use of the Equipment and does not apply in the following cases: A) Loss or damage to the Equipment due to abuse, mishandling, accident, improper maintenance, or failure to follow operating instructions; B) If the Equipment is defective as a result of leaking batteries, sand, dirt or water damage; C) If defects or damages are caused by the use of unauthorized parts or by service other than by Canon USA'sfactory service centers or autbodzed service facilities; D) If the Equipment is used for commercial or industrial use. This Limited Warranty does not cover cabinet (exterior finish), video cassettetape, 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 usesare covered only by such specific warranty as Canon may issuewith such sales. This Limited Warranty does not apply to accessories or consumables for the Equipment, which are sold "AS IS", without warranty of any kind by Canon USA. Please retain this warranty card and your Bill of Sale as a permanent record of your purchase. This card is most important in order to be sure you are contacted right away should there bea safety inspection, modification or product recall under applicable laws or regulations. NOIMPLIEDWARRANTY, INCLUDINGMERCHANTABILITY ANDFITNESSFORA PARTICULAR PURPOSEAPPLIESTO THIS EQUIPMENT AFTERTHEAPPLICABLEPERIODOFEXPRESSWARRANTY ORGUARANTY,EXCEPTAS MENTIONEDABOVE,GIVENBYANY PERSON,FIRM OR CORPORATION WITHRESPECTTO THIS EQUIPMENT SHALL BINDTHE UNDERSIGNED (SOMESTATESDONOTALLOWLIMITATIONSON NOW LONGAN IMPLIEDWARRANTY LASTS,SO THEABOVELIMITATIONOREXCLUSIONMAYNOTAPPLYTOYOU).CANONUSASHALLNOTBELIABLE FOB LOSSOF REVENUES ORPROFITS,EXPENSEFOB SUBSTITUTEEQUIPMENTORSERVICE,STORAGECHARGES,

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LOSSORCORRUPTION OF DATA,INCLUDINGWITHOUTLIMITATION,LOSSOR CORRUPTION OF DATASTOREDON THEEQUIPMENT'SHARDDRIVE,ORANY OTHERSPECIAL,INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGESCAUSEDBY THEUSE,MISUSEORINABILITYTO USETHEEQUIPMENT,REGARDLESSOFTHELEGALTHEORYON WHICHTHE CLAIM ISBASED,AND EVENIF CANONUSAHAS BEENADVISEDOFTHE POSSIBILITY OF SUCHDAMAGES.NOR SHALLRECOVERY OFANY KINDAGAINSTCANONUSABE GREATER THANTHE PURCHASE PRICEOFTHE EQUIPMENTSOLDBYCANONUSA ANDCAUSINGTHEALLEGEDDAMAGE.WITHOUTLIMITINGTHE FOREGOING, YOUASSUMEALL RISKAND LIABILITYFORLOSS,DAMAGEOR INJURYTO YOUAND YOURPROPERTY AND TO OTHERSANDTHEIRPROPERTY ARISINGOUTOFUSE,MISUSEORINABILITYTO USETHEEQUIPMENTNOTCAUSED DIRECTLYBYTHENEGLIGENCE OFCANONUSA.(SOMESTATESDONOTALLOWTHEEXCLUSIONOR LIMITATION OFINCIDENTALORCONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES,SOTHEABOVELIMITATIONMAYNOTAPPLYTOYOU).TRIS WARRANTYSHALLNOTEXTENDTOANYONEOTHERTHANTHEORIGINALPURCHASER OF THIS EQUIPMENT OR THEPERSONFORWHOM IT WAS PURCHASEDASA GIFT This warranty givesyou specific legalrights, and you may also have other rights which vary from state to state. CANONU.S.A., INC.

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[ CANADA I CANON CONSUMER WARRANTY

DIGITAL VIDEO EQUIPMENT

LIMITED

[he limited warranty set forth below is given by Canon Canada Inc, ("Canon Canada") with respect to Canon Consumer Digital Video Equipment (the "Equipment") purchased in Canada, This limited warranty is only effective upon presentation of a bill of sale or other proof of purchase for this Equipment to a Canon Service Eacility when repairs are required, The Equipment is warranted follows: Parts: Defedive

under normal, non-commercial,

parts will be exchanged

personal use, against

defective mategals or workmanship

for new parts or, at Canon Canada's option, comparable

as

rebuig 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, Service Facilities in Canada,

labour will be provided free of charge by our Canon

This limged warranty covers all defects except where: (a) The loss or damage to the product results from: i)

accident, natarai disaster, mishandling, abuse, negled, unauthorized instructions contained in the instruction manual;

ii)

the use of accessories, attachmects, to Canon specifications

iii) iv) v/

products, supplies,

or that cause abnormally

product modification

or failure to follow

parts or devices with the Equipment that do nct conform

frequent service problems;

repairs or services performed by any party cther than a Canon Service Facility; defective batteries or any exposure to water, sand or dirt; shipping (claim must be presented to the shipper);

(b) Any serial number on the video equipment is altered or removed, (c) The Equipment is used for commercial, professional or industrial purposes. This limited warranty does not cover the cabinet (exterior finish) of the Equipment, media, nor does it apply to Equipment purchased outside Canada, if the Equipment contains a hard disk drive, Canon Canada recommends that data stored on that drive be duplicated or backed up to prevent its loss in the event of a failure or other malfunction of such drive, TO OBTAIN WARRANTY SERVICE Ship your Equipment in its original carton, box or equivalent, properly packed, fully insured with shipping charges prepaid, together with a copy of your bill of sale or other proof of purchase and a description of the problem to any of the Canon Service Facilities in Canada. LIMITATIONS Except as otherwise required by applicable legislation, this warranty is in lieu of all other warranties, conditions, guarantees or representations, express or implied, statutory or otherwise, relative to the Equipment, including implied warranties or conditions of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose. Canon Canada assumes no liability for special, consequential or incidental damages, loss or corruption of data including, without limitation, data stored on the hard disk drive of the Equipment or loss that may arise, whether on account of negligence or otherwise, from the use, misuse or inabilgy to use the Equipment (including loss of profit, revenue, media or enjoyment) or from failure to conform to any express or implied warranties, conditions, guarantees or representations, Any recovery under this limited warranty shall not exceed the purchase price of the equipment. Canon Canada does not assume or authorize any other person to assume for Canon Canada any other liability with respect to this equipment, This warranty does not extend to any person other than the original purchaser of the Equipment or the person for whom it was purchased as a gift and states your exclusive remedy, NOTICE TO CONSUMER if you plan to take important videos or if the product has not been used for some time, please check all functions instruction book before using it,

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