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Canon LEGRIA HF R36 Quick Manual

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PUB. DIE-0413-000
The warranty information
for Australia and New Zealand
is at the end of this Quick Guide.
HD Camcorder

Quick Guide

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  • Page 1: Quick Guide

    PUB. DIE-0413-000 The warranty information for Australia and New Zealand is at the end of this Quick Guide. HD Camcorder Quick Guide * ) (...
  • Page 2: Important Usage Instructions

    For more information about the recycling of this product, please contact your local city office, waste authority, approved scheme or your household waste disposal service or visit (EEA: Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein) Complies with...
  • Page 3 • Do not get it wet. REGIONS OF USE LEGRIA HF R38, LEGRIA HF R37 and LEGRIA HF R36 are in compliance (as of January 2012) with the radio signal regulations of the regions listed below. For details on other regions where they can be used, make inquiries with the contacts listed on the back side of this instruction manual.
  • Page 4 • This device incorporates exFAT technology licensed from Microsoft. • “Full HD 1080” refers to Canon camcorders compliant with high-definition video composed of 1,080 vertical pixels (scanning lines). • ANY USE OF THIS PRODUCT OTHER THAN CONSUMER PERSONAL USE IN ANY...
  • Page 5: Package Contents

    Package contents • CA-110E Compact Power Adapter (incl. power cord) [1] • BP-709 Battery Pack • Stylus pen [2] • HTC-100/S HDMI Cable [3] • IFC-300PCU/S USB Cable [4] • */)/( Wi-Fi Basic Setup Guide • 2 Software CD-ROMs - PIXELA CD-ROM* */)/( Contains VideoBrowser for managing, editing, and playing back movies, and Network Utility for transferring recordings wirelessly to a computer.
  • Page 6: Table Of Contents

    Table of Contents Package contents Onscreen Icons and Displays Charging the Battery Pack Basic Preparations Setting the Date/Time and Language Using a Memory Card Shooting Video and Taking Photos Playing Back Movies and Viewing Photos Playback on a TV Screen Saving and Sharing Your Recordings Abridged Specifications About the Camcorder’s Wi-Fi Functions (*/)/( only)
  • Page 7 Installing the Camcorder’s Instruction Manual (PDF file) 1 Turn on the computer. 2 Insert the LEGRIA CD-ROM into the computer’s disc drive. 3 Windows: Open the drive into which you inserted the CD-ROM using Windows Explorer. Mac OS: Use Finder and click on the CD-ROM icon. 4 Click/Double-click the Disc_Setup.exe icon.
  • Page 8: Onscreen Icons And Displays

    introduction Onscreen Icons and Displays Recording movies (using Story Creator) 1 Control button [FUNC.]: Open the [ Main Functions] panel 2 Smart AUTO (A 24) 3 Face detection frame 4 Touch & Track frame: Touch a moving subject on the screen to keep it clearly in focus at all times.
  • Page 9 Onscreen Icons and Displays Recording movies Manual mode Cinema mode A h Recording program: Recording programs allow you to change various picture-related settings to your preference, or to use a special scene recording program to apply the camcorder settings most appropriate for a variety of situations.
  • Page 10 Onscreen Icons and Displays S h Remaining recording time * On the memory card; & In the built-in memory* Relay recording 40)* - When there is no more free space on the memory, [& End] (built-in memory*) or [* End] (memory card) will be displayed in red and recording will stop.
  • Page 11 Onscreen Icons and Displays Playing movies (during playback) AVCHD movies: MP4 movies: D k Eye-Fi Wireless Communication: Using an Eye-Fi card you can upload you recordings wirelessly. Important restrictions apply so be sure to refer to Using an Eye-Fi card 144).
  • Page 12 Onscreen Icons and Displays Viewing photos F g Control button [Edit] - Open the Edit panel 169) F h Current photo / Total number of photos F j Control button [h] - Photo jump 117) F k Control button [Ð] - Slideshow: Play back a slideshow of your photos and use your favorite background music.
  • Page 13: Charging The Battery Pack

    step 1 Charging the Battery Pack The camcorder can be powered with a battery pack or directly using the compact power adapter. When you use the compact power adapter, the power of the battery pack will not be consumed. Charge the battery pack before use.
  • Page 14 Charging the Battery Pack Charging times Charging the supplied BP-709 Battery Pack will take approximately 2 hours 50 minutes. A fully charged battery pack will allow for the following operations (movies in FXP mode). Typical recording Playback Memory card 25 min. 1 hr.
  • Page 15: Basic Preparations

    step 2 Basic Preparations Before you begin, make basic adjustments and learn about a few of the frequently-used parts. See Using the Grip Belt 22), Opening the Lens Cover and Adjusting the LCD Screen 23) for details. Fasten the grip belt. Adjust it so you can reach the zoom lever with your index finger, and Y with your thumb.
  • Page 16 Basic Preparations IMPORTANT • The camcorder uses a pressure-sensitive touch screen. Press firmly when using touch operations. Set the camera mode and recording standard. Press to open the HOME menu. From there, you can access the Camera Mode] and [ Recording Standard] menus.
  • Page 17 Basic Preparations Recording standard Press . Then, touch [ Recording Standard] and choose to record AVCHD movies or MP4 movies. If you plan on showing your movies on an HDTV, then select this option so you can play them back with fantastic quality.
  • Page 18: Setting The Date/Time And Language

    step 3 Setting the Date/Time and Language When you turn on the camcorder for the first time, you will need to set the date and time before using the camcorder. You can also change the date format and time zone. (For your convenience, you can do so after changing the language to your preference.) See Changing the Time Zone 35) for details.
  • Page 19 Setting the Date/Time and Language Select the language used for menus and onscreen displays. See Using the Menus 26) for details. 1 Press 2 Select the desired language. > > > Other Settings] [Language > > Desired language [OK] English is the default language NOTES •...
  • Page 20: Using A Memory Card

    step 4 Using a Memory Card Use commercially available . SD, / SDHC (SD High Capacity) or 0 SDXC (SD eXtended Capacity) memory cards. Make sure you use a compatible memory card. See Memory Cards Compatible for Use with the Camcorder 36) for memory cards that can be used.
  • Page 21 Using a Memory Card */)/( Selecting the memory to use for recording You can select to record your movies and photos in the built-in memory or on a memory card. The default memory for recording both movies and photos is the built-in memory but you can select the recording memory independently for movies and for photos.
  • Page 22 basic recording Selecting the Quality of Video After you choose to record movies in MP4 or AVCHD, you can set the recording mode (level of video quality). Changing the recording mode will change the recording time available on the memory. For AVCHD movies, select MXP or FXP for better quality or LP for longer recording times.
  • Page 23: Shooting Video And Taking Photos

    basic recording Shooting Video and Taking Photos mode you can easily record movies and photos. You do not need to worry about any settings or menu options - the camcorder will select the most appropriate settings automatically. Before using an Eye-Fi card be sure to refer to Using an Eye-Fi card 145).
  • Page 24 Shooting Video and Taking Photos Use the zoom to frame the subject Use the zoom lever or the onscreen zoom controls. To zoom out, zoom toward the T (wide angle) end. To zoom in, zoom toward the S (telephoto) end. >...
  • Page 25 Shooting Video and Taking Photos • Follow the suggestions of the Story Creator to transform casual and random videos to interesting video stories. Story Creator offers easy-to- follow scripts optimized for various scenarios. See Video Stories and Cinema Style 67) for details. •...
  • Page 26 Shooting Video and Taking Photos When you have finished recording Make sure the camcorder has finished writing the scenes or photos on the memory Confirm that the before turning it off. indicator goes out 1 Check that the indicator is off. 2 Press 3 Close the LCD panel.
  • Page 27: Playing Back Movies And Viewing Photos

    basic playback Playing Back Movies and Viewing Photos The basic playback screen is the [ Movies] or [ Movies] screen. You can change the index screen displayed from the [G Index Selection] screen. You can also play back complete stories from the gallery.
  • Page 28 Playing Back Movies and Viewing Photos Movies] & Built in memory* index screen: * memory card Scenes organized by date Photos] index Gallery: Scenes screen 116) organized by stories Movies] Scenes converted to standard definition (only index screen when the memory card is selected)* 139) * */)/( only.
  • Page 29 Playing Back Movies and Viewing Photos AVCHD movies 1 Touch anywhere else to hide the playback controls 2 Next scene 3 Fast playback* (touch again to increase the speed) 4 Stop 5 Volume and background music controls 6 Pause (touch again to resume playback) 7 Beginning of the scene (double-tap to jump to the previous scene) * In playback pause, these controls are replaced by the slow playback controls.
  • Page 30: Playback On A Tv Screen

    basic playback Playback on a TV Screen Connect your camcorder to a TV to enjoy your recordings with family and friends. Make sure the camcorder and TV are turned off before you start. Connect the camcorder to the TV. Select the most appropriate connection according to the input terminals on your TV.
  • Page 31 Playback on a TV Screen " Composite video connection: Analog, standard-definition connection. See Connection Diagrams - Connection " 123) for details about additional settings. Yellow White STV-250N Stereo Video Cable (optional) NOTES • The illustrations are for reference only. The layout of terminals on your TV may be different.
  • Page 32: Saving And Sharing Your Recordings

    external connections Saving and Sharing Your Recordings It is recommended that you periodically save your recordings. PIXELA’s software (Windows only) - For AVCHD movies. Refer to the Startup Guide (supplied leaflet) and Software Guide (PDF file) of the supplied PIXELA’s software for details about installing and using the software.
  • Page 33: Abridged Specifications

    Use of genuine Canon accessories is recommended. This product is designed to achieve excellent performance when used with genuine Canon accessories. Canon shall not be liable for any damage to this product and/or accidents such as fire, etc., caused by the malfunction of non- genuine Canon accessories (e.g., a leakage and/or explosion of a battery pack).
  • Page 34 If and when you need warranty service, please refer to the warranty terms. Should you need to send your product to us, please ensure that it is properly packed and insured. Canon Australia and Canon New Zealand will not be liable for loss in transit or damage to goods sent to us.
  • Page 35 (a) Canon will inform the Customer; (b) if requested to do so by the Customer, Canon will repair the Product provided you pay the usual charges for such repair; and (c) if applicable the Customer will be responsible for all costs associated with collection of the Product from Canon.
  • Page 36 Canon UK Ltd CCI Service Centre, Unit 130 Centennial Park, Borehamwood, Hertfordshire, WD6 3SE, United Kingdom Telephone 0844-369-0100 Canon Australia Pty Ltd Tel: 13-13-83 (within Australia only) (61) 02-9805-2555 Canon New Zealand Ltd Tel: 0800-222-666 (within New Zealand only) (64) 09-489-0300

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