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  • Page 1 PUB. DIE-0455-000C HD Camcorder Instruction Manual...
  • Page 2: Important Usage Instructions

    Important Usage Instructions COPYRIGHT WARNING: Unauthorized recording of copyrighted materials may infringe on the rights of copyright own- ers and be contrary to copyright laws. CAUTION: TO REDUCE THE RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK AND TO REDUCE ANNOYING INTERFER- ENCE, USE THE RECOMMENDED ACCESSORIES ONLY. CAUTION: DISCONNECT THE MAINS PLUG FROM THE SUPPLY SOCKET WHEN NOT IN USE.
  • Page 3 REGIONS OF USE The LEGRIA mini X is in compliance (as of January 2014) with the radio signal regula- tions of the regions listed below. For details on other regions where it can be used, make inquiries with the contacts listed at the end of this instruction manual (A 304).
  • Page 4 • This device incorporates exFAT technology licensed from Microsoft. • “Full HD 1080” refers to Canon camcorders compliant with high-definition video com- posed of 1,080 vertical pixels (scanning lines). • This product is licensed under AT&T patents for the MPEG-4 standard and may be...
  • Page 5: About This Manual And Camcorder

    About this Manual and Camcorder Thank you for purchasing the Canon LEGRIA mini X. Please read this manual carefully before you use the camcorder and retain it for future reference. Should your camcorder fail to oper- ate correctly, refer to Troubleshooting (A 246).
  • Page 6 • The photos included in this manual are simulated pictures taken with a still camera. • Illustrations of the camcorder’s screen or a computer’s screen included in this manual may show only relevant parts of the screen. • Navigation buttons: The navigation bar at the bottom of the page offers up to four buttons to let you get quickly to the information you want to find.
  • Page 7 • Observe the following precautions while the cam- corder's ACCESS indicator is on or flashing. Failing to do so may result in permanent data loss or damage to the memory card. - Do not open the memory card slot cover. - Do not disconnect the power source or turn off the camcorder.
  • Page 8: Table Of Contents

    Table of Contents Important Usage Instructions........2 About this Manual and Camcorder ......5 The Camcorder’s Functions in Real-Life Situations ..............14 Unique functions for special cases ......14 Getting the look you want......... 15 Challenging subjects and shooting conditions ..16 Playback, editing and others ........
  • Page 9 Inserting and Removing a Memory Card....37 First Time Settings ............ 39 Basic Setup ............. 39 Changing the Time Zone .......... 42 Initializing a Memory Card......... 43 Basic Operation of the Camcorder ......45 Using the Touch Screen ........... 45 Using the Menus ............
  • Page 10 Advanced Functions ........... 88 Video Quality and Shooting Modes ......90 Selecting the Video Quality ........90 Selecting the Photo Size .......... 92 Selecting the Shooting Mode ........93 Special Recording Modes......... 97 Interval Recording ............ 97 Slow and Fast Motion..........101 Video Snapshot............
  • Page 11 Audio Mix ............... 134 Audio Limiter ............135 Audio Compressor ..........135 Using Headphones..........137 When You Want More Control ........ 139 White Balance ............139 Exposure..............141 Face Detection ............144 Capturing Video Snapshot Scenes and Photos from a Movie ............147 External Connections........
  • Page 12 Browser on an iOS or Android Device ....188 Saving Recordings and Uploading Movies to the Web Using an iOS Device ........191 Sharing Recordings with CANON iMAGE GATEWAY ............. 193 Wireless Playback on a Computer ......201 Wi-Fi Connection and Settings ....... 204 Wi-Fi Connection Using an Access Point....
  • Page 13 Optional Accessories..........286 Specifications............290 Reference Tables ............ 297 Index ............... 300...
  • Page 14: The Camcorder's Functions In Real-Life Situations

    The Camcorder’s Functions in Real-Life Situations Unique functions for special cases Change the field of view you record from a fisheye- like ultra wide angle to a close-up center view. Field of View (A 59) Record the best sound possible according to your shooting situation, such as at a business meeting or musical performance.
  • Page 15: Getting The Look You Want

    Record a mirror image of your dance training so you can practice along with the playback scene. Automatic Image Rotation and Image Flipping (A 113) Decorate movies with graphics and stamps. Decoration (A 109) Create a dynamic montage sequence with short cuts. Video Snapshot (A 104) Getting the look you want Get gorgeous video and photos...
  • Page 16: Challenging Subjects And Shooting Conditions

    Create a copy of your movies applying a unique cinematic filter. Converting and Resizing Movies (A 156) Cinema filter [FILTER 2] (Vivid) Choose whether to record in AVCHD or MP4 format. Selecting the Recording Format (A 55) Challenging subjects and shooting conditions Shoot great video of special scene situations with minimal settings.
  • Page 17: Playback, Editing And Others

    Keep the exposure optimized while shooting a moving subject. Face Detection and Tracking (A 144) Give yourself time to get in the picture. Self Timer (A 108) Playback, editing and others Save parts of your video as photos or short video snapshot scenes.
  • Page 18: Wireless Functions

    Save recordings on your computer and upload them to the Web. Saving Recordings (A 159) Wireless functions Use your smartphone or tablet as a remote control while recording. Wi-Fi Remote Control (CameraAccess plus) (A 178) Use a Web browser on your smartphone or tablet to access and play back the recordings in the camcorder.
  • Page 19 Use an iOS app to wirelessly transfer recordings to your iPhone/iPad and upload them to the Web. Movie Uploader (A 191) Share your recordings with Web albums using CANON iMAGE GATEWAY. CANON iMAGE GATEWAY (A 193) Connect the camcorder to your home network and wire- lessly stream your recordings.
  • Page 20: Getting To Know The Camcorder

    Getting to Know the Camcorder Supplied Accessories The following accessories are supplied with the camcorder: CA-110E Compact Power Adapter (incl. power cord) NB-12L Battery Pack IFC-300PCU/S USB Cable WS-DC11 Wrist Strap Getting Started Leaflet Transfer Utility LE Startup Guide* * This guide explains how to download PIXELA's Transfer Utility LE software, which allows you to save your AVCHD movies to a memory card.
  • Page 21: Names Of Parts

    Names of Parts Left side view Start/Stop button (A 57, 62) Terminal cover LCD panel (A 26) ^ (playback mode) button (A 67) HDMI terminal (A 151, 152) USB terminal (A 151, 153) Adjustable stand (A 26)
  • Page 22 Right side view 8 9 10 11 12 13 MIC LEVEL dial (A 124) DC IN terminal (A 30) 10 × (headphones) terminal (A 137) 11 MIC terminal (A 116) 12 Power/Charge indicator (A 30) 13 Power switch (ON/OFF) (A 57, 62)
  • Page 23 Front view Top view 14 Lens cover 15 Stereo microphone (A 118) 16 Speaker (A 69) 17 LCD touch screen (A 27, 45)
  • Page 24 Bottom view Back view 18 19 20 21 22 18 Serial number 19 Tripod socket (A 278) 20 Memory card slot/Battery compartment cover (A 37) 21 Memory card slot (A 37) 22 Battery release latch (A 30) 23 Battery compartment (A 30) 24 ACCESS indicator (A 57, 62)
  • Page 25 25 Wi-Fi antenna (A 172) 26 Strap mounts (A 27)
  • Page 26 Adjusting the camcorder’s position The camcorder has an adjustable stand (7) and an articu- lated LCD panel (3) that allow you to easily adjust its position to match your recording conditions. Here are typical shooting positions (all degree measure- ments are approximate): 80°...
  • Page 27 17 LCD touch screen • The screen is produced using extremely high-precision manufacturing techniques, with more than 99.99% of the pixels operating to specification. Less than 0.01% of the pixels may occasionally misfire or appear as black, red, blue or green dots. This has no effect on the recorded image and does not constitute a malfunction.
  • Page 28: Preparations

    Preparations Charging the Battery Pack The first step for using your camcorder is to prepare the power supply. This section explains how to charge a bat- tery pack. Using a Memory Card Next, you need to prepare a memory card where your movies and photos will be recorded.
  • Page 29: Basic Operation Of The Camcorder

    Basic Operation of the Camcorder In this section you can learn more about basic operations, such as using the touch screen, changing operating modes and using the menus. Selecting the Movie Recording Format (AVCHD/MP4) Before you begin recording, you can select whether to record in AVCHD or MP4 format.
  • Page 30: Charging The Battery Pack

    Charging the Battery Pack Charging the Battery Pack The camcorder can be powered with a battery pack or directly using the compact power adapter. For approximate charging times and recording/playback times with a fully charged battery pack, refer to Charging Times (A 298).
  • Page 31 4, 6 Push the battery compartment cover in the direction of the arrow to open it. Insert the battery pack with the Canon label facing the top of the camcorder. • When inserting the battery pack, push it up against the battery release latch.
  • Page 32 Charging the Battery Pack Charging will start when the camcorder is turned off. • If the camcorder was on, the green power/charge indica- tor will go out when you turn off the camcorder. After a moment, the power/charge indicator will turn on in red (battery pack charging).
  • Page 33 Charging the Battery Pack • Turn off the camcorder before connecting or discon- necting the compact power adapter. After turning off the camcorder, important data is updated in the mem- ory. Be sure to wait until the green power/charge indi- cator goes out.
  • Page 34 Charging the Battery Pack • The battery pack will be charged only when the cam- corder is off. • If the power supply was disconnected while charging a battery pack, make sure the power/charge indicator has gone out before restoring the power supply. •...
  • Page 35: Using A Memory Card

    As of November 2013, the movie recording function has been tested using SD/SDHC/SDXC cards made by Panasonic, Toshiba and SanDisk. For the latest information on memory cards that can be used, visit your local Canon Web site. Memory card type: . SD card / SDHC card...
  • Page 36: Sdxc Cards

    Using a Memory Card • After repeatedly recording, deleting and editing scenes (fragmented memory), it will take longer to write data on card the memory and recording may stop. Back up your recordings and initialize the memory card using the [Complete Initialization] option.
  • Page 37: Inserting And Removing A Memory Card

    Using a Memory Card Inserting and Removing a Memory Card Make sure to initialize all memory cards with the camcorder, using the [Complete Initialization] option, before using them for the first time. When you turn on the camcorder for the first time, you will need to complete the basic setup first (A 39), and then initialize the memory card (A 43).
  • Page 38 Using a Memory Card Close the memory card slot cover. • Do not force the cover closed if the memory card is not correctly inserted. To remove the memory card Push the memory card once to release it. When the memory card springs out, pull it all the way out.
  • Page 39: First Time Settings

    First Time Settings First Time Settings Basic Setup The first time you turn on the camcorder, you will be guided by the camcorder’s basic setup screens to select the camcorder’s language and set the date and time. For details on how to use the touch screen, refer to Using the Touch Screen (A 45).
  • Page 40 First Time Settings Touch [æ] after selecting a language Touch [Y.M.D], [M.D,Y] or [D.M.Y] to select the date for- mat you prefer and then touch [æ]. • After you select the date format, the [Date/Time] screen will appear with the first field selected. Touch a field you want to change (year, month, day, hours or minutes).
  • Page 41 First Time Settings Set the correct date and time by changing all the fields in the same way. • Touch [24H] to use 24-hour clock or leave it unselected to use 12-hour clock (AM/PM). Touch [OK] to complete the basic setup and close the setup screen.
  • Page 42: Changing The Time Zone

    First Time Settings Changing the Time Zone Change the time zone to match your location. The default set- ting is Paris. In addition, the camcorder is able to retain the date and time of another location. This is convenient when you travel so that you can set the camcorder to match the time of your home location or that of your destination.
  • Page 43: Initializing A Memory Card

    First Time Settings Initializing a Memory Card Initialize memory cards when you use them with this camcorder for the first time. You can also initialize a memory card to perma- nently delete all the recordings it contains. Format Shooting mode Playback I J L K ’...
  • Page 44 First Time Settings Initialize the memory card. > > > [Initialize 8] > Other Settings] > > > [Initialize] [Complete Initialization] [Yes] [OK] > Touch this option if you want to physically erase all the data rather than just clear the file allocation table of the memory card. If you selected the [Complete Initialization] option, you can touch [Cancel] to cancel the initialization while it is in progress.
  • Page 45: Basic Operation Of The Camcorder

    Basic Operation of the Camcorder Basic Operation of the Camcorder Using the Touch Screen The buttons and menu items that appear on the touch screen change dynamically depending on the operating mode and the task you are performing. With the intuitive touch screen interface you have all the controls at your fingertips.
  • Page 46: Using The Menus

    Basic Operation of the Camcorder • In the following cases, you may not be able to perform touch operations correctly. - Using your fingernails or hard-tipped objects, such as ballpoint pens. - Operating the touch screen with wet or gloved hands. - Applying excessive force with your finger.
  • Page 47 Basic Operation of the Camcorder ■ 0 (Home) Menu Recording mode Playback mode Touch [0] on the bottom left corner (recording mode) or top left corner (playback mode) of the screen to open the 0 (Home) menu. Drag your finger left/right to bring the desired menu to the center.
  • Page 48 Basic Operation of the Camcorder Menu item Description [1 Other Settings] (A 51, 222) Opens the [1 Other Settings] menus, which give you access to various camcorder settings. [Audio Scene]* (recording mode only) (A 118) Optimize audio settings for your surroundings to get the best possible sound.
  • Page 49 Basic Operation of the Camcorder Menu item Description [< Self Timer] (recording mode only) (A 108) Convenient function to give you time to get in the picture after setting up the camcorder. Remote Control+Streaming] (recording mode only) (A 178) Use your smartphone or tablet as a remote control to record with the camcorder.
  • Page 50 Basic Operation of the Camcorder Menu item Description [— Wi-Fi] (playback mode only) (A 170) Allows you to access the various Wi-Fi functions, such as uploading recordings to the Web or playing back record- ings using a smartphone. ■ Using the Menus Changing the camcorder’s various settings using the menus is very easy.
  • Page 51 Basic Operation of the Camcorder The [1 Other Settings] Menu The [1 Other Settings] menus offer many options to control various aspects of the camcorder’s operation. For details, refer to the complete list of settings in the appendix [1 Other Set- tings] Menus (A 222).
  • Page 52 Basic Operation of the Camcorder Touch the tab of the desired menu. Drag your finger up/down to bring the setting you want to change into the orange selection bar. • You can also use the [Í] and [Î] icons for scrolling. •...
  • Page 53: Operating Modes

    Basic Operation of the Camcorder Operating Modes In this manual, the camcorder’s operating modes are indicated with a bar of icons. A full icon in blue (N) indicates that the function described can be used in that particular operating mode; a grayed-out icon (}) indicates the function is not avail- able in that operating mode.
  • Page 54 Basic Operation of the Camcorder ■ Playback Press and hold the ^ button to switch the camcorder between recording mode and playback mode. In the bar of operating mode icons, the y icon refers to playing back movies, whether from the [y·] or [y¸] index screen (all AVCHD or MP4 scenes) or from the [¦¸] index screen (only MP4 video snapshot scenes) (A 67).
  • Page 55: Selecting The Movie Recording Format (Avchd/Mp4)

    Selecting the Movie Recording Format (AVCHD/MP4) Selecting the Movie Recording Format (AVCHD/MP4) You can choose to record movies in AVCHD or MP4 format. AVCHD movies are ideal for copying to an external device such as a Blu-Ray Disc recorder. MP4 movies are versatile and can easily be played back on smartphones or uploaded to the Web.
  • Page 56: Basic Recording And Playback

    Basic Recording and Playback Basic Recording This section covers how to easily record video and photos and explains the convenient N mode. To record using other shooting modes, use more advanced functions and enjoy full access to all menu settings, refer to Advanced Functions (A 88).
  • Page 57: Basic Recording

    Basic Recording Basic Recording Recording Video You are now ready to record movies. Because the camcorder uses an ultra wide angle lens, you can even change the field of view (ultra wide or close up). You can also select a different shooting mode according to the shooting conditions (A 93).
  • Page 58 Basic Recording • After the power/charge indicator turns on in green, it will go out. • Place and adjust the camcorder as necessary. If shooting with the camcorder hand-held, be careful not to obstruct the lens. 2, 3 2, 3 Press the start/stop button to begin recording.
  • Page 59: Changing The Field Of View

    Basic Recording Press the start/stop button again to stop recording. • You can also touch [Ñ] on the bottom right corner of the screen. When you have finished recording Make sure the ACCESS indicator is off and set the power switch to OFF.
  • Page 60 Basic Recording (ultra wide) (close up) Switching Between Movies and Photos With a single touch, you can switch between recording movies ( ) and taking photos ( To take photos (photo mode), touch [ To record movies (movie mode), touch [...
  • Page 61 • Be sure to save your recordings regularly (A 159), especially after making important recordings. Canon shall not be liable for any loss or corruption of data. • If a subject is too close to the camcorder, it may not be able to focus correctly.
  • Page 62: Taking Photos

    Basic Recording Taking Photos You can easily take photos with the camcorder. Format Shooting mode Playback I J L K ’ Set the power switch to ON to turn on the camcorder. • The lens cover will open. • After the power/charge indicator turns on in green, it will go out.
  • Page 63 Basic Recording Touch [PHOTO] to take a photo. • You can also press the start/stop button. • will appear on the screen. The screen will turn black momentarily and the aperture value and shutter speed will appear. • Photos have an aspect ratio of 4:3. When you have finished taking photos Make sure the ACCESS indicator is off and set the power switch to OFF.
  • Page 64: Auto Mode

    Basic Recording • Photos cannot be recorded while the camcorder is in movie mode. • You can use the 1 > > [Photo Size] setting to change the size of the photos you take. • In order to save power, the image shown on the screen in photo mode is less detailed than the photo that will actually be recorded.
  • Page 65: About The Smart Auto Function

    Basic Recording About the Smart AUTO function In N mode, the camcorder will automatically detect cer- tain characteristics of the subject, background, lighting con- ditions, etc.* It will then adjust the exposure and color, selecting the best settings for the scene you want to shoot. The icon in the shooting mode button will automatically change to one of the following Smart AUTO icons.** * Under certain conditions, the Smart AUTO icon that appears on the...
  • Page 66 Basic Recording Smart AUTO icons Background Subject Bright* Blue skies* Vivid colors* People (stationary) People (moving) Subjects other than peo- ple, such as landscapes * The icon in parentheses appears under backlight conditions. Background Subject Dark + Sunset Dark Spotlight People (stationary) —...
  • Page 67: Basic Playback

    Basic Playback Basic Playback Playing Back Video Format Shooting mode Playback I J L K ’ Press and hold the ^ button until an index screen appears. • The index screen that appears will depend on the record- ing mode that was used previously. If you were using movie mode, a movie index screen ([y¸], [y·] or [¦¸]) will appear;...
  • Page 68 Basic Playback • To play back AVCHD movies: Touch 0 > [· Movie Playback] to open the [y·] index screen. To play back MP4 movies: Touch 0 > [¸ Movie Playback] to open the [y¸] index screen. To play back MP4 video snapshot scenes only: Touch 0 >...
  • Page 69 Basic Playback Look for the scene you want to play back. • Drag your finger right/left (2a) or touch [Ï] or [Ð] (2b) to display the previous/next index screen. Touch the desired scene to play it back. • The camcorder will play back the scene selected and con- tinue until the end of the last scene in the index screen.
  • Page 70 Basic Playback Playback controls For AVCHD movies: Playback Playback pause For MP4 movies: Playback Playback pause Stop the playback. Jump to the beginning of the scene. Double-tap to jump to the previous scene. Pause the playback. Volume control. Decoration (A 109). Capture a video snapshot scene (A 147).
  • Page 71 Basic Playback For AVCHD scenes: Recording date and time. For MP4 scenes: Recording date. Jump to the beginning of the next scene. 10 Resume the playback. 11 Capture the displayed frame as a photo (A 149). 12 Slow playback** backward/forward. 13 Mirror image playback (MP4 scenes only).
  • Page 72: Repeat Playback

    Basic Playback In the [y·], [y¸] or [¦¸] index screen, touch [I] and then touch the desired scene. • The [Scene Info] screen appears. • Touch [Ï]/[Ð] to select the previous/next scene. Touch [K] twice to return to the index screen. ■...
  • Page 73 Basic Playback During playback of the desired scene: > Touch the screen to display the playback controls • The image will be flipped left to right. Repeat the proce- dure to end the mirror image playback. The ^ button When the camcorder is turned on, press and hold the ^ button to switch back and forth between playback and recording mode.
  • Page 74 Basic Playback • You may not be able to play back with this camcorder movies recorded on or copied onto a memory card using another device. • MP4 video snapshot scenes can be played back from the [¦¸] or [y¸] index screen while AVCHD video snapshot scenes can be played back only from the [y·] index screen.
  • Page 75: Viewing Photos

    Basic Playback Viewing Photos Format Shooting mode Playback I J L K ’ Press and hold the ^ button to turn on the camcorder in playback mode. • Keep the button held down until the index screen appears. • After the power/charge indicator turns on in green, it will go out.
  • Page 76 Basic Playback Visual bar shows the relative loca- tion of the cur- rent index screen. Folder name. The last four digits represent the recording date (1025 = October 25). Look for the photo you want to view. • Drag your finger right/left (3a) or touch [Ï] or [Ð] (3b) to display the previous/next index screen.
  • Page 77 Basic Playback Playback controls Slideshow (A 86). Return to the [}] index screen. Photo jump Touch [Ï] or [Ð], or drag your finger along the scroll bar to find the desired photo. Touch [K] to return to single photo view. Magnified playback (see the following section).
  • Page 78 Basic Playback Magnify the photo. > Touch the screen to display the playback controls • The center of the photo is magnified approximately 2 times. • Touch [ ] to magnify the image further. Touch [ ] to reduce the magnification. •...
  • Page 79: Deleting Scenes And Photos

    Basic Playback Deleting Scenes and Photos You can delete recordings that you are not interested in keeping. Deleting recordings allows you also to free up space on the memory card. ■ Deleting Scenes or Photos from the Index Screen Format Shooting mode Playback I J L K...
  • Page 80 Basic Playback * When you select [Select], perform the following procedure to select the individual recordings you want to delete before touch- ing [Yes]. ** Touch [Stop] to interrupt the operation while it is in progress. Some recordings may be deleted nevertheless. To select individual scenes or photos Touch on the individual scenes or photos you want to delete.
  • Page 81: Deleting A Single Scene

    Basic Playback [<folder name>] (for MP4 movies and photos): Delete all the scenes or photos recorded on a particular date that are stored in the same folder. The last four digits of the folder name that appears in the button indicate the date the folder was created (ex.
  • Page 82: Deleting A Single Photo

    Basic Playback ■ Deleting a Single Photo Format Shooting mode Playback I J L K ’ In single photo view, select the photo you want to delete (A 75). Delete the photo. > Touch the screen to display the playback controls >...
  • Page 83: Dividing Scenes

    Basic Playback • To delete all recordings and make all recordable space available again you may prefer to initialize the memory card (A 43). Dividing Scenes You can divide AVCHD scenes in order to leave out the best parts and later cut out the rest. Format Shooting mode Playback...
  • Page 84 Basic Playback Divide the scene. > [µ Divide] [Yes] • The video from the division point to the end of the scene will appear as a new scene in the index screen. • When advancing/reversing frames while dividing the scenes, the interval between frames is about 0.5 sec- onds.
  • Page 85: Trimming Scenes

    Basic Playback Trimming Scenes You can trim MP4 scenes by removing everything up to a certain point or everything after a certain point. By doing so, you leave only memorable moments to keep for posterity. Format Shooting mode Playback I J L K ’...
  • Page 86: Slideshow

    Basic Playback Trim the scene. > > [Trim] [Trim Before Marker] or [Trim After Marker] [Save as New] or [Overwrite] • You can select whether to trim the part before or after the ´ marker and whether to save the remaining part of the video as a new scene (keeping the original scene) or to overwrite the original scene.
  • Page 87 Basic Playback Open the [}] index screen (A 75). Touch the photo that will open the slideshow to display it in single photo view. Start the slideshow. > Touch the screen to display the playback controls [Ð] • During the photo slideshow, touch the screen and touch [Ý] to stop the slideshow.
  • Page 88: Advanced Functions

    Advanced Functions Video Quality and Shooting Modes This section explains how to change the video quality of your recordings and how to use the camcorder’s various shooting modes to get perfect recordings when you are shooting fashion scenes, dance training sessions, night scenes or many other special scenes.
  • Page 89: Recording Audio

    Recording Audio This section explains various functions related to recording audio, such as audio scene selection, wind screen, audio mix and using headphones. When You Want More Control This section explains functions you can use when you want more control over how your recordings look. It is more oriented for advanced users and covers functions such as white balance and exposure compensation.
  • Page 90: Video Quality And Shooting Modes

    Video Quality and Shooting Modes Video Quality and Shooting Modes Selecting the Video Quality The camcorder offers the following video quality options (bit rates) for recording movies: 24 Mbps, 17 Mbps and 4 Mbps . Select 24 Mbps for higher video quality; select 4 Mbps for longer record- ing times or smaller file sizes.
  • Page 91 Video Quality and Shooting Modes • For details on approximate recording times, refer to Approximate recording times (A 297). • Bit rate (measured in Mbps) indicates how much infor- mation is recorded in 1 second of video and therefore affects also the recording time available on the memory card.
  • Page 92: Selecting The Photo Size

    Video Quality and Shooting Modes Selecting the Photo Size Photos are recorded as JPG files. The camcorder offers three photo sizes but the photo quality cannot be changed. As a gen- eral rule, select a larger photo size for higher quality. Format Shooting mode Playback...
  • Page 93: Selecting The Shooting Mode

    Video Quality and Shooting Modes Selecting the Shooting Mode In addition to N mode, the camcorder features a number of shooting modes that offer the most appropriate settings for a variety of special scenes. You can also use the ’ shooting mode when you want the camcorder to set the exposure auto- matically but control manually some advanced settings.
  • Page 94 Video Quality and Shooting Modes Drag your finger up/down to bring the desired shooting mode to the center and then touch [OK]. • You can also touch the icon in the center instead of touch- ing [OK]. Options ( Default value; ƒ - special scene shooting mode) Macro] (ƒ) The camcorder can focus at a shorter distance, allowing you to get closer shots of flowers or...
  • Page 95 Video Quality and Shooting Modes [I Sports] (ƒ) To record scenes with lots of movement, such as sport events and dance scenes. [J Night Scene] (ƒ) To record nightscapes with lower noise. [L Beach] (ƒ) To record on a sunny beach without the subject being underexposed.
  • Page 96 Video Quality and Shooting Modes [’ Programmed AE] The camcorder automatically sets the shutter speed and aperture but you have the option to adjust the white balance (A 139) and expo- sure (A 141). • [I Sports]/[L Beach]/[K Snow]: The picture may not appear smooth during playback.
  • Page 97: Special Recording Modes

    Special Recording Modes Special Recording Modes Interval Recording When the movie format is set to MP4, you can easily set the camcorder to record about half a second of video or a photo at fixed intervals from 5 seconds to 10 minutes. When recording video using interval recording, you can join all these short bits of video (interval scenes) into a single time-lapse scene that cap- tures the passage of time.
  • Page 98 Special Recording Modes • The default recording interval is 5 seconds. Before touch- ing [OK], you can change the recording interval with the following procedure (A 99). Touch [OK] and start recording with interval recording. • and the selected interval length will appear on the screen.
  • Page 99 Special Recording Modes Touch [Yes] to join the interval scenes. • If you prefer to join the interval scenes later on, touch [No] instead. The rest of the procedure is not necessary. > • You can touch [Stop] [OK] to interrupt the operation while it is in progress.
  • Page 100 Special Recording Modes To join interval scenes later on Even if you did not join MP4 scenes recorded using interval recording immediately after recording them, you can do so at a later date. Open the [y¸] index screen (A 67). Touch an interval scene marked with the icon.
  • Page 101: Slow And Fast Motion

    Special Recording Modes Recording interval Maximum recording time* 5 sec., 10 sec., 30 sec. 3 hours 1 min. 6 hours 10 min. 60 hours * When the camcorder is being powered by a battery pack, depending on the remaining battery charge, the maximum recording time may be shorter.
  • Page 102 Special Recording Modes Format Shooting mode Playback I J L K ’ Activate slow/fast motion. > > [Special Rec Modes] Slow Motion] or > Fast Motion] [OK] • You can also touch the icon in the center instead of touch- ing [OK].
  • Page 103 Special Recording Modes To change the playback speed You can change the playback speed while activating slow/fast motion (from the [ Slow Motion]/[ Fast Motion] selection screen) or from the record standby screen after slow/fast motion is activated. > > Desired speed •...
  • Page 104: Video Snapshot

    Special Recording Modes Video Snapshot You can record a series of short scenes, each a few seconds long. When you play the video snapshot scenes one after the other, this will result in fast-paced, dynamic video. Format Shooting mode Playback I J L K ’...
  • Page 105: Pre-Recording

    Special Recording Modes Press the start/stop button. • You can also touch [Ü]. • The camcorder records for about 4 seconds (the blue frame serves as a visual progress bar) and then automati- cally returns to record standby mode. • You can change the length of the video snapshot scenes recorded to 2 or 8 seconds with the 1 >...
  • Page 106 Special Recording Modes Activate the pre-recording function. > > > [~ Special Rec Modes] [z Pre REC] [OK] • You can also touch the icon in the center instead of touch- ing [OK]. • z will appear on the screen. Press the start/stop button.
  • Page 107 Special Recording Modes • When the movie format is AVCHD and you activate the pre-recording function, the time code will start running.
  • Page 108: Convenient Functions

    Convenient Functions Convenient Functions Self Timer By setting the self-timer, you will be able to include yourself in the shot before the camcorder starts recording a movie or taking a photo. Format Shooting mode Playback I J L K ’ Activate the self-timer function.
  • Page 109: Decoration: Adding A Personal Touch

    Convenient Functions In record standby mode, press the start/stop button. • You can also touch [Ü] for movies or [PHOTO] for photos. • The countdown appears on the screen. • Once the countdown has begun, any of the following actions will cancel the self timer. - Pressing the start/stop button.
  • Page 110: Decorating Scenes

    Convenient Functions ■ Decorating Scenes Play back the scene you want to decorate (A 67). Touch the screen to display the playback controls. Touch [Ò] to display the decoration toolbar. • You can touch [Ý] to pause the playback. During play- back pause mode, you can save a canvas or load a previ- ously saved canvas (A 111).
  • Page 111 Convenient Functions [Ó Pens and Stamps] Select the type of pen or stamp and its color. You can also save a single canvas or load a previ- ously saved canvas. [× Animated Stamps] Select animated stamps to add to your decoration. [ß] Minimize the toolbar to the top of the screen to view almost all of the canvas.
  • Page 112 Convenient Functions • To save your freehand drawings and stamps on the mem- > > > ory card: Touch [Ó] [8 Save] [Yes] [K]. • To load a previously saved canvas (freehand drawings and > stamps only) from the memory card: Touch [Ó] >...
  • Page 113: Image Rotation And Image Flipping

    Convenient Functions Image Rotation and Image Flipping For MP4 movies and photos, the camcorder offers two functions to manipulate how the image is recorded or played back. Using mirror image recording, the camcorder will record the image reversing left and right. When orientation detection is turned on, the camcorder will detect if it is turned sideways or upside-down while recording so the image can be corrected during playback.
  • Page 114 Convenient Functions Examples of image rotation when [ Detect Orientation] is set to [On] Recording Playback Camcorder’s Onscreen icon Movies** Photos*** orientation* * As seen from the back of the camcorder, with the lens pointing for- ward. ** Even when orientation detection is turned on, movies recorded with the camcorder turned sideways cannot be played back in vertical ori- entation using the camcorder.
  • Page 115 Convenient Functions ***To display photos in the correct orientation, orientation detection should be turned on while recording and 1 > > [Auto Rotate] should be set to [i On] during playback.
  • Page 116: Recording Audio

    Recording Audio Recording Audio You can record audio using the built-in stereo microphone or an external microphone connected to the MIC terminal. When you are recording AVCHD movies and the video quality is set to 24 Mbps, you can enjoy two-channel linear PCM audio record- ing with a sampling frequency of 48 kHz.
  • Page 117: Using Commercially Available Microphones

    Recording Audio ■ Using Commercially Available Microphones You can also use commercially available condenser micro- phones with their own power supply. You can connect almost any stereo microphone with a ∅ 3.5 mm plug and a cable no longer than 3 m but audio recording levels may vary. Connect the external microphone to the MIC terminal.
  • Page 118: Audio Scenes (Built-In Microphone)

    Recording Audio • When referring to the instruction manual of the WM-V1, note that the procedure written for manually adjusting the audio recording level does not apply to this cam- corder. Refer to Audio Recording Level (A 124) for this camcorder's correct procedure. Audio Scenes (Built-in Microphone) You can have the camcorder optimize the audio settings of the built-in microphone by selecting the audio scene that matches...
  • Page 119 Recording Audio > > Touch the audio scene button Desired audio scene [OK] • You can also touch the icon in the center instead of touching [OK]. • Alternatively, you can touch 0 > [Audio Scene] to open the audio scene menu. Options ( Default value) Standard] To record most general situations.
  • Page 120 Recording Audio Forest and Birds] To record birds and scenes in forests. The camcorder clearly captures sound as it spreads. Noise Suppression] To record scenes while reducing noise from wind, passing vehi- cles and similar ambient sound. Ideal for recording at the beach or in places with a lot of noise.
  • Page 121 Recording Audio Settings for each audio scene [‘ [’ Music] [ Festival] [‚ Speech] Standard] Audio recording Manual]: 70 Manual]: 70 Manual]: 70 Manual]: 86 level [Built-in Mic [H Auto [L Auto [L Auto [H Auto Wind (Low) ë] (Low) ë] (High)] (High)] Screen]...
  • Page 122 Recording Audio [” Noise Meet- [“ Forests [„ Custom Suppres- ing] and Birds] Setting] sion] Audio Selected by recording user Manual]: 94 Manual]: 80 Manual]: 70 level (A 124) [Built-in Mic Selected by [H Auto [H Auto [H Auto Wind user (High)] (High)]...
  • Page 123 Recording Audio • [„ Custom Setting] is not available in N mode. After setting [Audio Scene] to [„ Custom Setting], if the camcorder is then set to N mode, this setting will change to [‘ Standard]. • To reproduce louder and quieter sounds in music more faithfully, we recommend that you first adjust the audio recording level (refer to the following section).
  • Page 124: Audio Recording Level

    Recording Audio Audio Recording Level You can adjust the audio recording level of the built-in micro- phone or an external microphone connected to the MIC termi- nal. Format Shooting mode Playback I J L K ’ Set the audio recording level to manual. >...
  • Page 125 Recording Audio Audio level indicator Manual audio level Current audio adjustment recording level Audio level adjustment bar Turn the MIC LEVEL dial to adjust the audio recording level as necessary. • As a guideline, adjust the audio recording level so that the audio level meter will go to the right of the -10 dB mark only occasionally.
  • Page 126: Wind Screen (Built-In Microphone)

    Recording Audio Wind Screen (Built-in Microphone) The camcorder automatically reduces the background sound of wind when recording outdoors. You can select from two levels or turn off the auto wind screen. Format Shooting mode Playback I J L K ’ Make sure [Audio Scene] is set to [„...
  • Page 127: Microphone Attenuator (Built-In Microphone)

    Recording Audio [j Off à] The built-in microphone's wind screen will be deactivated at all times. • Some low-frequency sounds will be suppressed along with the sound of wind. When recording in surround- ings unaffected by wind or if you want to record low-fre- quency sounds, we recommend setting [Built-in Mic Wind Screen] to [j Off à].
  • Page 128 Recording Audio Activate the microphone attenuator. > > > [1 Other Settings] [Built-in Mic Att.] > > Desired option Options ( Default value) [2 Automatic] The camcorder will automatically activate the built-in micro- phone attenuator as necessary for optimal audio recording lev- els so high audio levels will not be distorted.
  • Page 129: Audio Equalizer (Built-In Microphone)

    Recording Audio Audio Equalizer (Built-in Microphone) You can use the audio equalizer to adjust sound levels by specif- ically targeting one of the available frequency ranges. Format Shooting mode Playback I J L K ’ Make sure [Audio Scene] is set to [„ Custom Setting] (A 118).
  • Page 130: Microphone Directionality (Built-In Microphone)

    Recording Audio [é Boost MF Range] Best for recording human voices and dialog. [ê Boost HF+LF Range] Best, for example, for recording live music and clearly capture the special sound characteristics of a variety of instruments. Microphone Directionality (Built-in Microphone) You can change the directionality of the built-in microphone to have more control over how sound is recorded.
  • Page 131: Microphone Attenuator (External Microphone)

    Recording Audio Options ( Default value) [í Monaural] Mono recording that emphasizes sound coming from the front of the camcorder/microphone. [h Normal] Standard stereo recording; a middle point between the [î Wide] and [í Monaural] settings in reach. [î Wide] Stereo recording of ambient sound over a more extensive area that adds to the sense of presence of movies.
  • Page 132: Low Cut Filter (External Microphone)

    Recording Audio Options ( Default value) [2 Automatic] The camcorder will automatically activate the microphone atten- uator as necessary for optimal audio recording levels so high audio levels will not be distorted. [i On] The microphone attenuator will be activated at all times to repro- duce more faithfully the sound dynamics.
  • Page 133: Switching The Input (External Microphone)

    Recording Audio > > > > [1 Other Settings] [MIC Low Cut] > [i On] Switching the Input (External Microphone) You can switch the input of the MIC terminal depending on whether you are using an external microphone or an external audio source, such as a digital audio player.
  • Page 134: Audio Mix

    Recording Audio Audio Mix When recording, you can mix audio from the built-in microphone with external audio from the MIC terminal and adjust the mix bal- ance for original sound effects. The external audio input can be from the optional WM-V1 Wireless Microphone, a commercially available external microphone or from an external audio player (analog Line In).
  • Page 135: Audio Limiter

    Recording Audio Audio Limiter The audio limiter will limit the amplitude of audio signals to pre- vent audio distortions when sudden, loud sounds are picked up by the camcorder. Format Shooting mode Playback I J L K ’ Make sure [Audio Scene] is set to [„ Custom Setting] (A 118) and the audio recording level is set to Manual] (A 124).
  • Page 136 Recording Audio Make sure [Audio Scene] is set to [„ Custom Setting] (A 118). Activate the audio compressor. > > > [1 Other Settings] [Audio Compres- > > sor] Desired option Options ( Default value) [H High] Flattens out audio levels more and is best when recording multi- ple people talking at varying levels, such as during a meeting.
  • Page 137: Using Headphones

    Recording Audio Using Headphones Use headphones for playback or to check the audio level while recording. Connect headphones to the × terminal. When using headphones, make sure to lower the volume to an appropriate level. ■ Adjusting the Volume from the Menus Format Shooting mode Playback...
  • Page 138 Recording Audio ■ Adjusting the Volume during Playback Format Shooting mode Playback I J L K ’ In playback mode, adjust the headphones volume the same way you would adjust the speaker’s volume (A 69), selecting the headphone icons instead. •...
  • Page 139: When You Want More Control

    When You Want More Control When You Want More Control White Balance The white balance function helps you to accurately reproduce colors under different lighting conditions so that white objects will always look truly white in your recordings. Format Shooting mode Playback I J L K ’...
  • Page 140 When You Want More Control To set the custom white balance Point the camcorder at a white object, so it fills the frame at the center of the screen. Touch [Set WB]. When the adjustment is completed, Å stops flashing and disappears.
  • Page 141: Exposure

    When You Want More Control • When you select the custom white balance: - Reset the white balance when you change locations or the lighting or other conditions change. - Depending on the light source, Å may keep flash- ing. The result will still be better than with [Ã...
  • Page 142: Exposure Compensation

    When You Want More Control Format Shooting mode Playback I J L K ’ Select the desired shooting mode (A 93), but do not touch [OK]. Touch [y] to open the exposure adjustment screen. ■ Exposure Compensation Touch [n]. • The exposure is locked and the exposure compensation dial appears with the compensation value set at ±0.
  • Page 143 When You Want More Control Touch [X] to apply the selected shooting mode and exposure compensation value. • During exposure lock, y and the exposure compensation value will appear on the screen. ■ Touch AE Touch a subject that appears inside the y frame. •...
  • Page 144: Face Detection

    When You Want More Control • If the shooting mode is changed during exposure com- pensation, the camcorder will return to automatic expo- sure. • This function is not available during interval recording. Face Detection The camcorder automatically detects people’s faces and uses this information to set the correct exposure.
  • Page 145 When You Want More Control Point the camcorder at a person. • If there is more than one person in the picture, the cam- corder will automatically select one person it determines is the main subject. The main subject is indicated by a white frame and the camcorder will optimize the settings for that person.
  • Page 146 When You Want More Control • The camcorder may mistakenly detect the faces of non-human subjects. In such case, turn face detection off. • In certain cases, faces may not be detected correctly. Typical examples include: - Faces extremely small, large, dark or bright in relation to the overall picture.
  • Page 147: Capturing Video Snapshot Scenes And Photos From A Movie

    When You Want More Control Capturing Video Snapshot Scenes and Photos from a Movie You can capture video snapshot scenes or photos from a previ- ously recorded scene. For example, you may want to print pho- tos from video recorded at a party or create a small video clip using video snapshot scenes from the highlights of an event.
  • Page 148 When You Want More Control Touch [Ñ] to stop the playback. • The new video snapshot scene will have the same record- ing date (for AVCHD movies) or be saved in the same folder (for MP4 movies) as the original scene. •...
  • Page 149: Capturing Photos

    When You Want More Control ■ Capturing Photos Play back the scene from which you want to capture the photo (A 67). At the point you want to capture, pause the playback and capture the photo. > Touch the screen to display the playback controls [Ý] >...
  • Page 150: External Connections

    External Connections Terminals on the Camcorder This section gives more details about the camcorder’s out- put terminals and presents connection diagrams for con- necting your camcorder to other devices. Playback on a TV Screen This section explains how to connect the camcorder to an HDTV using the optional HTC-100 High Speed HDMI Cable.
  • Page 151: Terminals On The Camcorder

    Terminals on the Camcorder Terminals on the Camcorder Open the side terminal cover to access the terminals on the camcorder. HDMI Terminal The HDMI terminal offers a high-quality digital connection that combines audio and video in a single convenient cable. This terminal is an HDMI mini receptacle.
  • Page 152: Connection Diagrams

    Terminals on the Camcorder Connection Diagrams In the following connection diagrams, the left side shows the ter- minals on the camcorder and the right side shows (for reference only) an example of terminals on a connected device. Connection HDMI Type: Digital Quality: High definition Output only Connect to a high-definition TV (HDTV) with an HDMI input termi- nal.
  • Page 153 Terminals on the Camcorder Connection Type: Digital data connection · Output only Connect to a computer to save your recordings. USB cable Mini-B Standard-A (supplied) (computer) • The HDMI 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.
  • Page 154: Playback On A Tv Screen

    Terminals on the Camcorder • Audio and video will not be output from the HDMI termi- nal while using Wi-Fi functions and during interval recording, slow/fast motion and photo mode. • AVCHD-compatible HDTVs and digital recorders with a compatible memory card slot can play back AVCHD movies you record with this camcorder.
  • Page 155 Terminals on the Camcorder 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 instruc- tion manual of the connected TV. Turn on the camcorder and set it to playback mode. Open the desired index screen (A 67, 75).
  • Page 156: Saving And Sharing Your Recordings

    Saving and Sharing Your Recordings Saving and Sharing Your Recordings Converting Movies to MP4 Format You can convert AVCHD and MP4 scenes to an MP4 scene with lower video quality (down-conversion) to obtain smaller file sizes. This is convenient, for example, when you want to upload videos to the Web, as smaller video files will upload more quickly.
  • Page 157 Saving and Sharing Your Recordings Touch the individual scenes you want to convert. • A checkmark ! will appear on the scenes you touch. The total number of selected scenes will appear next to the " icon. • Touch a selected scene to remove the checkmark. To >...
  • Page 158 Saving and Sharing Your Recordings • To add decorations*: > [Ò] Decorate the scene (A 109) * When a cinema-look filter is applied to a movie, you cannot add decorations. Touch [START] to convert the scene. • Touch [STOP] to interrupt the operation while it is in progress.
  • Page 159: Saving Recordings On A Computer

    Utility LE for AVCHD movies and the software ImageBrowser for MP4 movies and photos. Software for AVCHD movies, available for free from PIXELA’s Web site. Software for photos and MP4 movies, available for free from your local Canon Web site.
  • Page 160 Saving and Sharing Your Recordings ■ Saving AVCHD Movies (Windows only) With the software Transfer Utility LE, you can save to your com- puter the AVCHD scenes you have recorded. Download the software and install it before you connect the camcorder to the computer for the first time.
  • Page 161: Connecting The Camcorder To A Computer

    Saving and Sharing Your Recordings Run the installer to install the software. • For details, refer to the Software Guide (PDF file) of PIXELA’s software. Connecting the Camcorder to a Computer Camcorder: Power the camcorder using the compact power adapter. Camcorder: Open the [y·] index screen (A 67).
  • Page 162 Refer to the ‘ImageBrowser EX User Guide’ (PDF file) for the full system requirements and other information. Additionally, you can use CANON iMAGE GATEWAY* to make online photo albums and more. * This service may not be available in all countries/regions.
  • Page 163 Saving and Sharing Your Recordings Download the software from your local Canon Web site. • Visit the following Web site to download ImageBrowser http://www.canon.com/icpd/ (Click on your country/region, select your camcorder model and the proceed to the download page.) Install ImageBrowser EX.
  • Page 164 Saving and Sharing Your Recordings Follow the onscreen instructions to complete the installation. • During the installation process, you may be prompted to install Microsoft Silverlight. Follow the instructions to do • CameraWindow will also be installed. To check that the software was installed correctly You can check that the software was installed correctly by look- ing for the ImageBrowser EX icon in the following location.
  • Page 165 Saving and Sharing Your Recordings First-time connection to a computer running Windows The first time you connect the camcorder to the computer, you also need to select the CameraWindow auto-launch setting. Connecting the Camcorder to a Computer Power the camcorder using the compact power adapter.
  • Page 166 Saving and Sharing Your Recordings • When the camcorder is connected to a computer: - Do not open the memory card slot cover. - Do not change or delete any of the memory card’s folders or files directly from the computer as this may result in permanent data loss.
  • Page 167 Saving and Sharing Your Recordings • Depending on the computer, the software may not work correctly or you may not be able to play back movies. • Interval scenes with the icon cannot be played back on a computer. • Regardless of the camcorder’s actual remaining battery charge, the remaining battery charge on the cam- corder’s details area of CameraWindow’s main screen will always appear as full.
  • Page 168: Copying Recordings To An External Video Recorder

    Saving and Sharing Your Recordings Copying Recordings to an External Video Recorder Connect the camcorder to Blu-ray Disc recorders and other AVCHD-compatible digital video recorders using the supplied USB cable to make perfect copies of your movies in high defini- tion.
  • Page 169 Saving and Sharing Your Recordings Recording Details will vary depending on the device used so be sure to refer to the instruction manual of the digital video recorder.
  • Page 170: Wi-Fi Functions

    Wi-Fi Functions Overview of the Camcorder's Wi-Fi Functions This is an introduction to the Wi-Fi functions offered by the camcorder and contains also important information about the supported Wi-Fi standards. The Camcorder's Wi-Fi Functions Refer to this section for details on how to use the cam- corder's useful Wi-Fi functions such as controlling the camcorder remotely with an iOS or Android device* or playing back the camcorder's recordings from a Web...
  • Page 171 Wi-Fi Connection and Settings This section explains how to connect your camcorder to an access point (wireless router) on an existing Wi-Fi network as well as how to check the Wi-Fi settings and, if neces- sary, change them. * “iOS device” is used in this text to refer to Wi-Fi-enabled iPhones and iPads, while “Android device”...
  • Page 172: Overview Of The Camcorder's Wi-Fi Functions

    Overview of the Camcorder's Wi-Fi Functions Overview of the Camcorder's Wi-Fi Functions You can use the camcorder’s Wi-Fi functions to connect wire- lessly to Wi-Fi enabled devices* like smartphones or tablets and save, play back and upload your recordings. Refer to Glossary (A 216) for a definition of some of the frequently used terms in this text.
  • Page 173 Overview of the Camcorder's Wi-Fi Functions iOS Devices • Install the CameraAccess plus app and use your iPhone or iPad as a remote control to record with the camcorder (A 178). You can even stream video from the camcorder and record it directly on your iOS device.
  • Page 174 Overview of the Camcorder's Wi-Fi Functions Android Devices • Install the CameraAccess plus app and use your smartphone or tablet as a remote control to record with the camcorder (A 178). You can even stream video from the camcorder and record it directly on your Android device.
  • Page 175 • Connecting the camcorder to an access point (home network) connected to the Internet, you can also share recordings on CANON iMAGE GATEWAY and enjoy a number of Web ser- vices, including uploading recordings to Facebook and YouTube (A 193).
  • Page 176 Overview of the Camcorder's Wi-Fi Functions ■ Before Using Wi-Fi Functions Based on the function, the camcorder will wirelessly connect directly to a Wi-Fi-enabled device, such as a smartphone, or to a Wi-Fi network via an access point (wireless router)*. After select- ing the function you want to use, follow the onscreen directions to connect the camcorder.
  • Page 177 Overview of the Camcorder's Wi-Fi Functions • We recommend inserting a fully charged battery pack or using the supplied CA-110E Compact Power Adapter when using Wi-Fi functions. • When using the camcorder’s Wi-Fi functions, do not cover the rear left corner of the camcorder with your hand or other object.
  • Page 178: The Camcorder's Wi-Fi Functions

    The Camcorder's Wi-Fi Functions The Camcorder's Wi-Fi Functions Using an iOS or Android Device as a Remote Control Using the CameraAccess plus app*, you can view the image streamed from the camcorder on your iOS/Android device even when the camcorder is somewhere else. You can use your iOS/ Android device as a remote control to start recording on the camcorder and, while using the Monitor from Home function, you can even record the streamed image locally on your iOS/...
  • Page 179 The Camcorder's Wi-Fi Functions • Before you perform these procedures for the first time, download and install the CameraAccess plus app on your iOS/Android device. The app can be downloaded for free from the following Web sites. App Store: http://appstore.com/cameraaccessplus Google Play™: http://play.google.com/store/apps/ details?id=jp.co.pixela.cameraaccessplus...
  • Page 180 The Camcorder's Wi-Fi Functions Camcorder: Activate the [Monitor from Home] function. > > [ Remote Control+Streaming] Monitor > from Home] [OK] • The camcorder’s SSID (network name) and password will appear. • The camcorder will be ready to connect with the iOS or Android device.
  • Page 181 The Camcorder's Wi-Fi Functions • Use the app’s onscreen controls to operate the camcorder while viewing the live image on the device. When you have finished recording Camcorder: Touch [End] to end the wireless connection and turn off the camcorder. iOS/Android device: Close the CameraAccess plus app.
  • Page 182 The Camcorder's Wi-Fi Functions Camcorder: Set the camcorder to the desired recording mode (movie mode or photo mode). Activate the [Monitor while Out] function. > > [ Remote Control+Streaming] Monitor > while Out] [OK] • You can also touch the icon in the center instead of touch- ing [OK].
  • Page 183 The Camcorder's Wi-Fi Functions To change the port number to be used, touch [80]. Enter a different port number and touch [OK]. • By default, the port number is set to 80 but you can change it if necessary. If necessary, set up a connection to an access point. •...
  • Page 184 The Camcorder's Wi-Fi Functions Connecting the iOS/Android Device If the iOS/Android device is connected to the same Wi-Fi net- work as the camcorder, CameraAccess plus will recognize the camcorder's ID and register it automatically. Otherwise, you can enter the camcorder's ID manually. As long as you do not reset the camcorder's settings, you only need to register the camcorder's ID the first time you connect the device.
  • Page 185 The Camcorder's Wi-Fi Functions Touch Finish and close the CameraAccess plus app. • If necessary, disconnect the iOS/Android device from the access point. To use the Monitor while Out function While you are out, start the CameraAccess plus app. • Make sure the iOS/Android device is connected to a Wi-Fi access point.
  • Page 186: Using The Virtual Keyboard

    The Camcorder's Wi-Fi Functions Using the virtual keyboard When you need to enter text for various settings, touch the text field and a virtual keyboard will appear on the screen. The illustration below explains the various keys you can use. Switch between letters and numbers/special charac- ters.
  • Page 187 The Camcorder's Wi-Fi Functions • For details about the CameraAccess plus app, visit PIXELA’s Web site. http://pixela.jp/cecap • When using CameraAccess plus, you cannot switch between movie mode and photo mode. Make sure you set the desired recording mode in advance before acti- vating the [Monitor from Home] or [Monitor while Out] function.
  • Page 188: Remote Browse: Viewing Recordings Using A Web Browser On An Ios Or Android Device

    * Depending on the device, OS, browser and video quality, you may not be able to play back or save recordings. For details, visit your local Canon Web site. Format Shooting mode...
  • Page 189 The Camcorder's Wi-Fi Functions iOS/Android device: In the Wi-Fi settings screen, turn on Wi-Fi and select the network name that appears on the camcorder’s screen (step 1). If necessary, enter the password that appears on the camcorder’s screen. • The camcorder’s network name (SSID) should appear in the list of networks/access points detected by the device.
  • Page 190 The Camcorder's Wi-Fi Functions • Touch a thumbnail to display the photo (or the first frame of a movie). MP4 movies only: Touch again to play back the movie. • AVCHD movies cannot be played back. • Interval scenes with the icon will not be shown.
  • Page 191: Saving Recordings And Uploading Movies To The Web Using An Ios Device

    The Camcorder's Wi-Fi Functions Saving Recordings and Uploading Movies to the Web Using an iOS Device Using the Movie Uploader app*, you can play back and save your movies and photos on an iOS device. You can also upload your movies to YouTube and Facebook even when you are away from your home network.
  • Page 192 The Camcorder's Wi-Fi Functions • The camcorder’s SSID (network name) and password will appear. • The camcorder will be ready to connect with the iOS device. iOS device: In the Wi-Fi settings screen, turn on Wi-Fi and select the network name that appears on the cam- corder’s screen (step 1).
  • Page 193: Sharing Recordings With Canon Image Gateway

    - Scenes exceeding 1 hour. Sharing Recordings with CANON iMAGE GATEWAY After you register for CANON iMAGE GATEWAY*, you will be able to access various Web services**. You will be able to upload movies and photos to online albums, upload movies to...
  • Page 194 I J L K ’ CANON iMAGE GATEWAY CANON iMAGE GATEWAY is a Web site that provides vari- ous photo-related services for owners of qualified Canon products. After you complete the free registration online, you can use the Web services, create online photo albums, and more.
  • Page 195 The Camcorder's Wi-Fi Functions ■ Setting the Desired Web Services in the Camcorder Log in to CANON iMAGE GATEWAY and set the Web services you want to use. Camcorder: From any index screen, activate the Web service function. > >...
  • Page 196 The Camcorder's Wi-Fi Functions Camcorder: When the wireless connection is success- fully established, touch iOS/Android device: Following the camcorder's onscreen instructions, log in to CANON iMAGE GATE- WAY. • The online album screen will be displayed. Camcorder: Touch [Authenticate]. • After a short while, an authentication code will be dis- played on the screen.
  • Page 197 For the latest details about available services and terms of use, visit your local CANON iMAGE GATEWAY Web site. • If the date set in the camcorder is not correct, the cam- corder cannot connect to CANON iMAGE GATEWAY.
  • Page 198: Sharing Your Recordings Using Web Services

    The Camcorder's Wi-Fi Functions • Once you have set the maximum number of Web ser- vices in the camcorder, you will not be able to set any additional services. Delete unnecessary Web services and then set the desired Web service. •...
  • Page 199 The Camcorder's Wi-Fi Functions • If no connections to access points have been saved in the camcorder, the message [Save the access point] will appear on the screen. Touch [OK] to configure and save a new access point connection (step 2 in Wi-Fi Connection Using an Access Point (A 205)) before continuing with...
  • Page 200 Album screen to see the movies and photos you uploaded. You can also check what files you have sent and the various settings for the Web services. For details on CANON iMAGE GATEWAY, refer to the Help module (in the upper right of the screen).
  • Page 201: Wireless Playback On A Computer

    The Camcorder's Wi-Fi Functions Wireless Playback on a Computer Using the Media Server function, you can wirelessly view your movies and photos on your computer or similar device. You will need an access point connected to your home network and software installed on your computer that can play back movies and photos from a media server.
  • Page 202 The Camcorder's Wi-Fi Functions • You can also touch the icon in the center instead of touch- ing [OK]. • If you have previously configured and saved a connection to an access point, the camcorder will connect automati- cally to the last access point used. •...
  • Page 203 Computer: Start your preferred media player software and select your camcorder’s model name (Canon LEGRIA mini X) from the list of media servers. • On standalone media players and other devices, connect the device to the home network and select your cam- corder’s model name from the list of media servers.
  • Page 204: Wi-Fi Connection And Settings

    Wi-Fi Connection and Settings Wi-Fi Connection and Settings Wi-Fi Connection Using an Access Point The camcorder can connect to a Wi-Fi network using an access point (wireless router) and even remember the settings for 4 access points. General requirements • Correctly configured router that complies with the 802.11b/g/n protocol and is Wi-Fi certified (bears the logo shown to the right) and a home network.
  • Page 205 Wi-Fi Connection and Settings Touch the desired setup method. • Depending on the setup method chosen, the procedure will be different. Read the descriptions below and continue with the procedure described in the relevant page. Options [WPS: Button]* Simply press and hold the WPS button on your wireless router and then touch the camcorder’s screen.
  • Page 206 Wi-Fi Connection and Settings [Manual Setup] You manually enter the access point’s name, password and other network settings. This method is recommended only for advanced users of Wi-Fi networks. Continue the procedure as described in Manual Setup (A 210). * WPS, which stands for Wi-Fi Protected Setup, is a standard that makes connecting to an access point easier.
  • Page 207 Wi-Fi Connection and Settings [WPS: Button] method • Press and hold the WPS button on the wireless router. • Depending on the router, the amount of time required may differ. • Make sure the router’s WPS function is activated. [WPS: PIN Code] method •...
  • Page 208: Searching For Access Points

    Wi-Fi Connection and Settings Touch [OK] to save the configuration. • If you were in the process of performing another proce- dure, the camcorder will automatically connect to the access point. Return to the procedure of the function you were previously using: Step 7 in Streaming via Wi-Fi and Internet (Monitor while Out)
  • Page 209 Wi-Fi Connection and Settings Select the desired access point. • If the desired access point is not displayed, you can touch [Í] or [Î] to go through the list of detected access points. You can also touch [Search Again] to have the camcorder search for access points again.
  • Page 210: Manual Setup

    Wi-Fi Connection and Settings Touch [OK] to save the configuration. • If you were in the process of performing another proce- dure, the camcorder will automatically connect to the access point. Return to the procedure of the function you were previously using: Step 7 in Streaming via Wi-Fi and Internet (Monitor while Out)
  • Page 211 Wi-Fi Connection and Settings In the [SSID] field, enter the SSID. Touch [OK] and then touch [Next]. In the [Authentication/Encryption Method] field, touch [OPEN NONE] and then touch the desired method. • If you selected [OPEN WEP], the WEP index is 1. In the [Encryption Key] field, enter the encryption key.
  • Page 212 Wi-Fi Connection and Settings Enter the [Primary DNS Server] and [Secondary DNS Server] fields in the same way and touch [Next]. Touch [OK] to save the configuration. • If you were in the process of performing another proce- dure, the camcorder will automatically connect to the access point.
  • Page 213: Viewing And Changing Wi-Fi Settings

    Wi-Fi Connection and Settings Viewing and Changing Wi-Fi Settings You can review and change, if necessary, the settings used for the various Wi-Fi connections and for the Monitor while Out function. Format Shooting mode Playback I J L K ’ From recording mode or any index screen, open the —...
  • Page 214 Wi-Fi Connection and Settings If necessary, change the camcorder’s network name (SSID) and password. > > [Edit] [OK] [OK] • The next time you make a wireless connection, you will need to change the Wi-Fi settings on the iOS/Android device. Touch [K] repeatedly to return to the 0 (Home) menu, and then touch [X] to close the menu.
  • Page 215 Wi-Fi Connection and Settings • To manually change the settings of the access point con- > nection displayed, touch [Edit] [Manual Setup] and then perform the procedure in Manual Setup (A 210). • Touch [K] to return to the access point selection screen. Touch [K] repeatedly to return to the 0 (Home) menu, and then touch [X] to close the menu.
  • Page 216 Wi-Fi Connection and Settings Glossary This is a glossary of some of the basic terms used fre- quently in this chapter. The documentation for your access point may also contain a glossary you can refer to. Access Point A wireless access point (WAP) is a device that allows wire- less devices, like your camcorder, to connect to a wired net- work (including to the Internet) using the Wi-Fi standard.
  • Page 217: Additional Information

    Additional Information Appendix: Menu Options Lists This section contains tables of all the camcorder’s menu set- tings and setting options for your reference. Appendix: Onscreen Icons and Displays This section explains the icons and displays that appear on the camcorder’s various screens, with reference pages to the relevant functions.
  • Page 218: General Information

    General Information This section contains information about optional accesso- ries that can be used with the camcorder and ends with the comprehensive list of technical specifications.
  • Page 219: Appendix: Menu Options Lists

    Appendix: Menu Options Lists Appendix: Menu Options Lists The functions that are available depend on the camcorder’s oper- ating mode. On the camcorder’s screen, menu items not available appear grayed out. For details about how to select an item, refer Using the Menus (A 46).
  • Page 220 Appendix: Menu Options Lists 0 (Home) Menu (cont.) Menu item Setting options [Shooting Mode] (A 93) Macro], Auto], [ Food and Fashion], [I Sports], [J Night Scene], [L Beach], [K Snow], Car], [’ Programmed AE] Flip/Rotate Image] (A 113) Mirror Image]: [On], [Off] Detect Orientation]: [On], [Off] [<...
  • Page 221 Appendix: Menu Options Lists 0 (Home) Menu (cont.) Menu item Setting options [— Wi-Fi] (A 170) [6 Movie Uploader], [5 Playback via Browser], To Web Service], [8 Media Server], [w Check/Edit Settings] [Edit] Functions in Playback Modes Button Setting options [Convert to MP4] (A 156) [Delete]...
  • Page 222: [1 Other Settings] Menus

    Appendix: Menu Options Lists [1 Other Settings] Menus Camera Setup (recording mode only) Menu item Setting options [Movie Format] (A 55) [· AVCHD], [¸ MP4] [Video Quality] (A 90) High Quality 24 Mbps], Standard (Full HD) 17 Mbps], Long Play 4 Mbps] [Face Detection &...
  • Page 223 Appendix: Menu Options Lists Camera Setup (recording mode only) (cont.) Menu item Setting options [Video Snapshot Length] (A 104) [C 2 sec], [D 4 sec], [F 8 sec] [Photo Size] (A 92) 4000x3000], [n 1920x1440], [ 640x480] [Photo Review Time] –...
  • Page 224 Appendix: Menu Options Lists [Auto Slow Shutter]: For AVCHD movies only. The camcorder automatically uses slow shutter speeds to obtain brighter recordings in places with insufficient lighting. • This function is only available when the shooting mode is set to N or ’. •...
  • Page 225 Appendix: Menu Options Lists • For AVCHD movies, the image will appear wider when the image stabilizer is set to [i On]. • When using this function in dark surroundings, the recorded image may become darker. [Photo Review Time] (photo mode only): Selects the time to display a photo after it is recorded.
  • Page 226 Appendix: Menu Options Lists Playback Setup (playback mode only) Menu item Setting options [Video Snapshot Length] (A 147) [C 2 sec], [D 4 sec], [F 8 sec] [Slideshow Transition] – [j Off], [k Dissolve], [l Slide Image] [Auto Rotate] – On], [j Off] [Display Date/Time] –...
  • Page 227 Appendix: Menu Options Lists [Display Date/Time]: Select whether to display the recording date and time during playback. • During AVCHD movie and photo playback, both the date and time are displayed. During MP4 movie playback, only the date is displayed. Audio Setup Menu item Setting options...
  • Page 228 Appendix: Menu Options Lists Audio Setup (cont.) Menu item Setting options [MIC Low Cut] (A 132) [i On], [j Off] [MIC Terminal Input] (A 133) [Þ External Audio], [ß Microphone] [Audio Mix] (A 134) Off], [i On] When [i On] is selected: audio mix bar, [Internal Microphone]/[MIC Terminal Input] [Audio Limiter] (A 135)
  • Page 229 Appendix: Menu Options Lists Audio Setup (cont.) Menu item Setting options [Speaker Volume] (A 69) , Ú 0-15 [Notification Sounds] – [÷ High Volume], [ø Low Volume], [j Off] [Notification Sounds]: A beep will accompany some opera- tions like turning on the camcorder, the self-timer countdown, etc.
  • Page 230: System Setup

    Appendix: Menu Options Lists q System Setup Menu item Setting options [Language H] (A 39) ], [Dansk], [Deutsch], [ ], [English], [Español], [Français], [Italiano], [Magyar], [Melayu], [Nederlands], [Norsk], [Polski], [Português], [ [Suomi], [Svenska], [Türkçe], [ ], [ ], [ ], [ ], [ ], [ ], [...
  • Page 231 Appendix: Menu Options Lists q System Setup (cont.) Menu item Setting options [LCD Backlight] – [H Bright], Normal], [L Dim] [Available Space in Memory] – [Used Space in Memory] – [File Numbering] – [m Reset], [n Continuous] [Auto Power Off] –...
  • Page 232 Appendix: Menu Options Lists q System Setup (cont.) Menu item Setting options [Reset All] – [No], [Yes] [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 play- back image on a TV.
  • Page 233 Appendix: Menu Options Lists [Available Space in Memory] (recording mode only)/ [Used Space in Memory] (playback mode only): Displays a screen where you can verify how much of the memory card is currently available for recording or how much is in use (ª indi- cates photos).
  • Page 234 Appendix: Menu Options Lists • File numbers consist of 7 digits, for example “101-0107”. The 3 digits before the hyphen indicate the folder where the file is saved and can range from 100 to 999. The 4 digits after the hyphen are a unique identifier for each file and can range from 0001 to 9900.
  • Page 235 Appendix: Menu Options Lists [HDMI Status]: Displays a screen where you can verify the stan- dard of the output signal from the HDMI terminal. [Output Onscreen Displays] (playback mode only): When set to [i On], the camcorder’s onscreen displays will appear also on the screen of a TV or monitor connected to the camcorder.
  • Page 236: Appendix: Onscreen Icons And Displays

    Appendix: Onscreen Icons and Displays Appendix: Onscreen Icons and Displays The following tables show the icons that appear in the various modes. For easy reference, the icons in the table are grouped according to the area in which they appear on the screen. Please note that what icons appear depends on the movie for- mat, shooting mode, and other functions.
  • Page 237 Appendix: Onscreen Icons and Displays Icons on the top of the screen Icon Description/Function The left side shows the current recording mode (movie or photo mode) while the right side shows the new recording mode when this control button is touched. 00:00:00:00 (for Time code AVCHD movies)
  • Page 238 Appendix: Onscreen Icons and Displays Icons on the left side of the screen Icon Description/Function ó Shooting mode button J L K (In N mode: Smart AUTO icons) ’ Special recording modes and, if appli- ¦ cable, an icon indicating an interval of time for that function.
  • Page 239 Appendix: Onscreen Icons and Displays Icons on the right side of the screen Icon Description/Function 80h00m Remaining video recording time 80000 Remaining available number of photos 245 LPCM Linear PCM audio · ¸ Movie format L M S Photo size ¼...
  • Page 240 Appendix: Onscreen Icons and Displays Icons on the bottom of the screen Icon Description/Function [0] button: Open the 0 (Home) menu ‘ ’ ‚ Audio scene button: Change the “ ” „ audio scene. Audio recording mode button and audio level indicator: Switch between manual and automatic audio record- ing level ] button: Change the field of...
  • Page 241 Appendix: Onscreen Icons and Displays Playback mode Icons on the top of the screen Icon Description/Function ] button: Mirror image playback ] button: Repeat playback Edit [Edit] button: Open the [Edit] panel Ð Ý Ö Õ Ø × Memory card operation Ô...
  • Page 242 Appendix: Onscreen Icons and Displays Icons on the top of the screen (cont.) Icon Description/Function 00:00:00:00 (for Scene playback time code (hours : AVCHD movies) minutes : seconds : frames) 0:00:00 (for MP4 Scene playback time (hours: minutes : movies) seconds) Current photo / Total number of 800/00...
  • Page 243 Appendix: Onscreen Icons and Displays Icons on the bottom of the screen (cont.) Icon Description/Function ] button: Volume PHOTO [PHOTO] button: Capture a photo Ò [Ò] button: Decoration [¦] button: Capture a video snap- ¦ shot scene N Ã y±0.00 F2.8 L Shooting information 1.90 MB 1/250 4000×3000...
  • Page 244 Appendix: Onscreen Icons and Displays Time code/Scene counter Both the time code and scene counter are counters that advance only when recording. The time code starts at 0:00:00:00 every time you record a new scene. Memory card operation Ü Record, Ñ Record standby, Ð Playback, Ý Playback pause, ×...
  • Page 245 Appendix: Onscreen Icons and Displays Special recording modes - Interval recording and selected interval (A 97) - Slow motion and selected speed (A 101) - Fast motion and selected speed (A 101) ¦ - Video snapshot and selected video snapshot length (A 104) z - Pre-recording (A 105) Remaining video recording time...
  • Page 246: Trouble

    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 •...
  • Page 247: Power Source

    - Charge the battery pack in temperatures between approxi- mately 0 °C and 40 °C. - If you are using a battery pack recommended by Canon for use with this camcorder, there may be a problem with the battery pack. Consult a Canon Service Center.
  • Page 248 Trouble? Recording Pressing the start/stop button or touching [Ü] will not start recording. - You cannot record while the camcorder is writing previous recordings onto the memory card (while the ACCESS indica- tor is on or flashing). Wait until the camcorder has finished. - The memory is full or it already contains the maximum num- ber of scenes of AVCHD movies (3,999 scenes).
  • Page 249 If the cam- corder becomes unusually hot or it becomes hot after using it only for a short while, it may indicate a problem with the camcorder. Consult a Canon Service Center.
  • Page 250 Trouble? Playback Deleting scenes takes longer than usual. - When the memory card contains a large number of scenes, some operations may take longer than usual. Save your recordings (A 159) and initialize the memory card (A 43). Cannot capture a video snapshot scene from a movie. - You cannot capture video snapshot scenes from scenes recorded or edited using another device and then trans- ferred to a memory card connected to the computer.
  • Page 251 Trouble? appears (in red) on the screen and the camcorder cannot be turned off and on. - Battery pack is exhausted. Replace the battery pack with a fully charged one. appears (in red) on the screen. - A memory card error occurred. Turn off the camcorder. Remove and reinsert the memory card.
  • Page 252: Picture And Sound

    0 °C and 40 °C. - The battery pack is damaged. Use a different battery pack. - Charging has stopped because the compact power adapter or the battery pack is faulty. Consult a Canon Service Cen- ter. Picture and Sound The screen appears too dark.
  • Page 253 Trouble? Video noise appears on screen or noise can be heard in the audio. - Keep a distance between the camcorder and devices that emit strong electromagnetic fields (plasma TVs, cellular phones, etc.). - An external microphone may pick up noise while Wi-Fi func- tions are in use.
  • Page 254 Trouble? There is no sound from the × (headphones) terminal. - Audio will not be output from the camcorder while Wi-Fi functions are in use. Memory Card and Accessories Cannot insert the memory card. - The memory card was not facing the correct direction. Turn the memory card over and insert it.
  • Page 255 Trouble? Connections with External Devices Video noise appears on the TV screen. - When using the camcorder in a room where a TV is located, keep a distance between the compact power adapter and the power or antenna cables of the TV. There is no image on the TV screen and there is no sound.
  • Page 256 Trouble? Cannot save recordings on my computer - When the memory card contains too many recordings (Win- dows – 2,500 or more photos/MP4 movies, Mac OS – 1,000 or more photos/MP4 movies), you may not be able to transfer recordings to a computer. Try using a card reader. Wi-Fi Functions Refer also to the instruction manual of your access point and other devices you will use.
  • Page 257 Trouble? - Wi-Fi networks with a stealth function that do not broadcast their network name (SSID) will not be detected by the cam- corder during the Wi-Fi network setup. Perform the setup manually (A 210) or turn off the stealth function of the access point.
  • Page 258 - The device, operating system or Web browser used may not be supported. For the latest information about supported systems, visit your local Canon Web site. - Enable JavaScript and cookies in your Web browser’s set- tings. For details, refer to the help modules or online docu-...
  • Page 259: List Of Messages

    - This may be due to using a battery pack not recommended by Canon for use with this camcorder. - If you are using a battery pack recommended by Canon for use with this camcorder, there may be a problem with the battery pack or camcorder.
  • Page 260 - There is a problem with the memory card. If this message appears often without apparent reason, contact a Canon Service Center. Cannot play back Check the memory card - There is a problem with the memory card.
  • Page 261 - There is a problem with the memory card. If this message appears often without apparent reason, contact a Canon Service Center. Cannot record Check the memory card - There is a problem with the memory card.
  • Page 262 Trouble? 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 (A 43). Cannot save the canvas - Cannot save your [Pens and Stamps] drawings on the mem- ory card.
  • Page 263 Trouble? - If after the message disappears, 9 appears in red, perform the following: Turn off the camcorder and remove and rein- sert the memory card. If 8 turns back to green you can resume recording/playback. If the problem persists, save your recordings (A 159) and initialize the memory card (A 43).
  • Page 264 Trouble? Memory card is full - The memory card is full. Delete some recordings (A 79) to free some space or replace the memory card. Memory card is write-protected - The LOCK switch on the memory card is set to prevent acci- dental erasure.
  • Page 265 Trouble? - The memory card may not be inserted correctly. Insert the memory card all the way into the memory card slot until it clicks. Not enough available space - Delete some recordings on the memory card (A 79) or select [4 Mbps] for the video quality when recording MP4 movies.
  • Page 266 Trouble? - Scenes that were edited using software cannot be copied or divided. Scene recorded using another device. Cannot play back the scene. - Scenes that were not recorded with this camcorder cannot be played back. Select the desired scene number - A number of scenes have the same recording date but dif- ferent file control information.
  • Page 267 Trouble? To record video on this memory card, it is recommended to use [Long Play] video quality. - When using a memory card rated CLASS 2, you may not be able to record movies using a video quality option other than 4 Mbps.
  • Page 268 Trouble? List of Messages for Wi-Fi Functions Refer also to the instruction manual of your access point and other devices you will use. Another user is already controlling the camcorder. Try again later. - This message appears on the screen of the Wi-Fi device. Multiple Wi-Fi devices are trying to connect with the cam- corder.
  • Page 269 UPnP. If your access point is compatible, make sure UPnP is activated. Unable to access configuration files - Turn off the camcorder. After a short while, turn it on again. If the problem persists contact a Canon Service Center.
  • Page 270 Trouble? Unable to complete WPS. - Turn off the camcorder and access point (wireless router). After a short while, turn them on again and try again. If the problem persists, perform setup using the [Search for Access Points] option (A 204). Unable to complete WPS.
  • Page 271 Trouble? Unable to obtain a global IP address. - The access point to which the camcorder is connected has not been assigned a global IP address. Check the WAN set- tings of the broadband router to see if a global IP address has been assigned.
  • Page 272 Trouble? - If you are using a wireless gateway router, make sure all of the devices in the network, including the camcorder, are configured with the correct gateway address. Wi-Fi authentication unsuccessful - Make sure the camcorder and access point are using the same authentication/encryption method and encryption key.
  • Page 273 Trouble? Wi-Fi error. Incorrect authentication method. - Make sure the camcorder and access point are correctly configured. - Make sure the camcorder and access point are using the same authentication/encryption method and encryption key. - If the access point is using MAC address filtering, enter the camcorder’s MAC address in the access point’s configura- tion screen.
  • Page 274: List Of Messages For Web Services

    Canon Service Center. List of Messages for Web Services Camera Web Link is not set up - An error occurred when transferring data with the CANON iMAGE GATEWAY server. Check the CANON iMAGE GATEWAY settings and try setting Camera Web Link again.
  • Page 275 Trouble? Server busy Try again later - The CANON iMAGE GATEWAY server is busy due to a high number of users trying to connect to the server. End the Wi-Fi connection and try again later. This image cannot be sent - You attempted to send a type of recording or a file with a size that is not supported by the selected Web service.
  • Page 276: Do's And Don'ts

    (A 159), 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 card. 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.
  • Page 277 Do’s and Don’ts • Do not hold the camcorder in the same posture for long peri- ods of times as this may cause low-temperature contact burns. Even if the camcorder does not feel too hot, prolonged contact with the same body part may cause skin redness or blistering.
  • Page 278 Do’s and Don’ts • Do not point the camcorder toward an intense light source, such as the sun on a sunny day or an intense artificial light source. Doing so may damage the image sensor or the cam- corder's internal components. •...
  • Page 279: Battery Pack

    Do’s and Don’ts • When recording movies, try to get a calm, stable picture. Excessive camcorder movement while shooting can result in jittery scenes. In extreme cases, the playback of such scenes may result in visually induced motion sickness. If you experi- ence such a reaction, stop the playback immediately and take a rest break as necessary.
  • Page 280 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.
  • Page 281 Do’s and Don’ts • 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.
  • Page 282 Do’s and Don’ts 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 dis- charge completely if you do not use the camcorder for about 3 months.
  • Page 283: Maintenance/Others

    Maintenance/Others Maintenance/Others Cleaning Camcorder Body • Use a soft, dry cloth to clean the camcorder body. Never use chemically treated cloths or volatile solvents such as paint thinner. Lens • Remove any dust or dirt particles using a non-aerosol type blower brush.
  • Page 284: Condensation

    Maintenance/Others Condensation Moving the camcorder rapidly between hot and cold tempera- tures 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: •...
  • Page 285: Using The Camcorder Abroad

    You can use the compact power adapter to operate the cam- corder and to charge battery packs in any country with power supply between 100 and 240 V AC, 50/60 Hz. Consult a Canon Service Center for information on plug adapters for overseas use.
  • Page 286: General Information

    General Information General Information Optional Accessories The following optional accessories are compatible with this cam- corder but their availability may differ from area to area. Select accessories are described in more detail in the following pages. NB-12L Battery Pack CB-2LGE Battery CA-110E Compact Charger Power Adapter...
  • Page 287 The message [Battery communication error] is displayed if you use a non-genuine Canon battery pack, and user response is required. Note that Canon shall not be liable for any damages resulting from accidents, such as malfunction or fire, that occur due to use of non-genuine Canon battery packs.
  • Page 288 General Information CB-2LGE Battery Charger You can charge the supplied battery pack using the optional battery charger. For details on charging times, refer to Charging Times (A 298).
  • Page 289 When the battery pack is fully charged, remove the bat- tery pack from the battery charger and unplug the bat- tery charger. This mark identifies genuine Canon video acces- sories. When you use Canon video equipment, we recommend Canon-brand accessories or...
  • Page 290: Specifications

    General Information Specifications LEGRIA mini X — Values given are approximate figures. System • Recording System AVCHD movies: Video: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 Audio: Linear PCM 2ch, Dolby Digital 2ch MP4 movies: Video: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 Audio: MPEG-4 AAC-LC (2ch) Photos: DCF (Design rule for Camera File system), compatible with Exif Ver.
  • Page 291 General Information • Video Signal Configuration: AVCHD, MP4 • Recording Media SD, SDHC (SD High Capacity) or SDXC (SD eXtended Capacity) memory card (not included) • Maximum Recording Time Commercially available 16 GB memory card 24 Mbps: 1 hr. 25 min. 17 Mbps: 2 hr.
  • Page 292 General Information • Image Sensor 1/2.3-type CMOS, 12,800,000 pixels Effective pixels (ultra wide) : 8,290,000 pixels (AVCHD movies) 8,990,000 pixels (MP4 movies) 12,000,000 pixels (photos) Effective pixels (close-up) : 1,330,000 pixels (AVCHD movies, when [Image stabilizer] is [On]) 2,070,000 pixels (AVCHD movies, when [Image stabilizer] is [Off]) 2,070,000 pixels (MP4 movies) 2,760,000 pixels (photos)
  • Page 293 General Information • Lens f=2.7 mm, F/2.8 35mm-equivalent focal length (ultra wide) : 17.5 mm (AVCHD movies) 16.8 mm (MP4 movies) 15.4 mm (photos) 35mm-equivalent focal length (close-up) : 43.7 mm (AVCHD movies, when [Image stabilizer] is [On]) 35.0 mm (AVCHD movies, when [Image stabilizer] is [Off]) 35.0 mm (MP4 movies) 32.1 mm (photos) •...
  • Page 294 General Information • Image Stabilization: Electronic • Size of Video Recordings 24 Mbps, 17 Mbps: 1920 x 1080 pixels 4 Mbps: 1280 x 720 pixels 3 Mbps: 640x360 (only during [x1/4] slow motion) • Size of Photos 4000x3000 pixels, n 1920x1440 pixels, 640x480 pixels Photos captured from movies: 1920x1080 pixels Terminals...
  • Page 295 General Information • Supported channels: 1 - 13 • Encryption methods: WEP-64/WEP-128, TKIP/AES Power/Others • Power supply (rated) 3.6 V DC (battery pack), 5.3 V DC (compact power adapter) • Power consumption (17 Mbps video quality, normal brightness) AVCHD movies: 2.4 W MP4 movies: 2.2 W •...
  • Page 296 General Information • Battery capacity: 1910 mAh (typical) • Dimensions : 34.4 x 48.5 x 10.4 mm • Weight : 35 g CA-110E Compact Power Adapter • Power supply: 100 - 240 V AC, 50/60 Hz • Rated output / consumption 5.3 V DC, 1.5 A / 17 VA (100 V) - 23 VA (240 V) •...
  • Page 297: Reference Tables

    Reference Tables Reference Tables Approximate recording times Video quality (Resolution) Memory card 24 Mbps 17 Mbps 4 Mbps (1920x1080) (1920x1080) (1280x720) 8 GB 40 min. 1 hr. 4 hr. 20 min. 16 GB 1 hr. 25 min. 2 hr. 5 min. 8 hr.
  • Page 298 Reference Tables Default value Photo size Number of photos 4000x3000] [n 1920x1440] 3,200 640x480] 23,500 Charging Times The charging times given in the following table are approximate and vary according to charging conditions and initial charge of the battery pack. Charging conditions Charging time Using the camcorder...
  • Page 299 Reference Tables Recording AVCHD movies Recording Recording Video quality Playback (maximum) (typical)* 24 Mbps 165 min. 95 min. 225 min. 17 Mbps 165 min. 95 min. 225 min. Recording MP4 movies Recording Recording Video quality Playback (maximum) (typical)* 24 Mbps 180 min.
  • Page 300: Index

    Built-in backup battery ..135 Audio compressor .....129 Audio equalizer ....135 Audio limiter ..178 CameraAccess plus .....134 Audio mix CANON iMAGE ..124 Audio recording level ....193 GATEWAY ....118 Audio scenes Capturing photos/video ....57 AUTO mode snapshot scenes from a ....226...
  • Page 301 Converting movies to Food and Fashion (shooting ......156 ......93 mode) ..151 , 152 ....39 Date and time HDMI terminal ....109 ....137 Decoration Headphones ... 47 , 219 ..79 Deleting recordings Home menu ....83 Dividing scenes ..113 Image rotation/flipping .....221 .....
  • Page 302 .......225 Markers ..35 , 280 Memory card P (Programmed AE shooting Microphone ......93 mode) ...127 , 131 attenuator ..225 Photo review time Microphone directionality ...... 92 Photo size ..72 Mirror image playback Playback ..113 Mirror image recording ......67 Movies ..179 ......
  • Page 303 ....24 Serial number ....93 Shooting mode ....59 Ultra wide angle ..93 Shooting mode button Uploading ......86 ....191 , 193 Slideshow movies ....101 ..151 , 153 Slow motion USB terminal ....65 Smart AUTO ..93 Snow (shooting mode) ....90 Video quality Special recording ......97...
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